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MACS Late Models at Big Diamond August 4. Lancaster, PA - July 12 - The Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) Late Models appearance at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, PA is drawing closer. The powerful, big block MACS Late Models will be...

MACS Late Models at Big Diamond August 4.

Lancaster, PA - July 12 - The Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) Late Models appearance at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, PA is drawing closer. The powerful, big block MACS Late Models will be making their first appearance ever at the 3/8-mile, banked oval that is Big Diamond on Sunday night, August 4.. In fact, it will be the first appearance of the Indiana, PA-based MACS east of the state's Susquehanna River.

The MACS Late Model event will see gates opening at 4PM. Practice will start at 6 o'clock and time trials will be run at 6:30 to enable the event to be completed in a timely manner. The Black Gold 50 will pay $5,000 to win of the $25,000 total purse.

Going into this weekend Ohio event at Brushcreek, the MACS Point standing were as follows:

Car # Driver Name Hometown Points
1 14P Jack Pencil Bedford, PA 330
@2 00H Chuck Harper Beverly, WV 317
3 31 Denny Chamberlain Lost Creek, WV 309
4 2J Mike Johnson Imperial, PA 305
5 1 X 1 Sonny Conley New Martinsville, WV 285
6 45 Russ Frohnapfel Columbus, OH 281
7 3H Stephen Hollabaugh Guys Mills, PA 277
8 12 Doug Drown Wooster, OH 273
9 75 Bart Hartman Zanesville, OH 259
10 68 Tim Hitt Weston, WV 187
11 W11 Rob Blair Titusville, PA 177
12 17E Lance Elson Wellsburg, WV 157
13 5 Lou Bradich Chester, WV 154
14 T8 Mark Banal St. Clairsville, OH 140
15 6L Jim Lepro Midway, PA 130
16 3 David Scott Garland, PA 99
17 6 Booper Bare Rockbridge Bath, VA 99
18 14 Corey Conley Wellsburg, WV 98
19 72M John Mason Millersburg, OH 98
20 9D Billy Drake Bloomington, IL 98
21 48 John Flinner Zelienople, PA 97
22 83I Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN 97
23 1LH Les Hare New Park, PA 96
24 40A Andy Fries Mercersburg, PA 96
25 1B Jerry Rice Verona, KY 96
26 0J John Mallet Byesville, OH 95
27 24 Rick Eckert York, PA 95
28 43A Tom Myers Greencastle, PA 94
29 1C Lynn Geisler Cranberry Twp, PA 94
30 19 Dave Johnson Greensburg, PA 94

Mike Blose of New Bethlehem, PA was the MACS champion in 2001 over Lynn Geisler of Cranberry Township, PA; Jim Yoder of nearby Selinsgrove, PA; Tom Myers of Greencastle, PA and Larry Wright of Imler, PA.

But in addition to Yoder, there are several local late model competitors that did well with MACS in 2001 and, although not running the full 2002 MACS Tour, will be on hand at Big Diamond.

Past Big Diamond limited late model champion and feature winner, Scott Haus of Hamburg, PA, finished seventh in points. Scott has run well this year and won at Renegade (formerly called STARS) Late Model race in Pennsylvania just last weekend.

Big D's historic limited late model Mr. Consistency, Jim Bernheisel of Lebanon, PA took a MACS feature win at Latrobe Speedway. This year Jim is in the top ten in Renegade Late Model points and is the Rookie of the Year point leader.

Chris Shuey of Orefield, PA was 14th in points with MACS in 2001 but this year is staying closer to home and already has a feature win to his credit.

For more information on Big Diamond Raceway check the speedway's website at www.bigdiamondraceway.com or call (570) 544-6434. For information on MACS Late Model Racing visit www.macsracing.com on the internet.

-bdr-

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Series Stock car
Drivers Rick Eckert , Mike Johnson , David Scott