Spring Run, PA_ As the second guest Dwarf Cars heat race got underway a dwarf blizzard briefly blasted the Path Valley Speedway Park Friday night, putting an end to the racing. After 20 minutes and more than an inch of snow Two Wheel ...
Spring Run, PA_ As the second guest Dwarf Cars heat race got underway a dwarf blizzard briefly blasted the Path Valley Speedway Park Friday night, putting an end to the racing.
After 20 minutes and more than an inch of snow Two Wheel Promotions cancelled the night's racing because the track was too wet to prepare for another try.
Promoter Ken Geesey said of the snow-out, "You had to be here to believe it. We couldn't see the track from the tower. We had good fields of cars and several new ones in our mini stocks and V-8 Street Stocks and everyone was eager to race. We all wanted to see the Cyclones and the Dwarf cars race, but it snowed. In April."
Racing resumes next Friday night, April 12, with the PA 305 Sprints back for their bi-weekly feature and the 270 Sprints and 600 Sprints returning after their scheduled one race in five off. The Legends Cars will have their regular one in five night off and the V-8 Street Stocks, mini stocks and four-cylinder thunder cars will continue their early season points races. Gates open at 5 p.m. every Friday night.
The following day, April 13, the karts and quads arrive at 11 a.m. for their regular weekly points race, and that evening the Junk Cars take to the track for the first time this season. Supporting the no-budget to low-budget Junk Cars is the area Vintage Car Club.
The Dwarf Cars return to Path Valley April 19 and the Cyclones return April 26 and their snow-checks will be honored then while the regular classes have two races to use the snow-out armbands.
For information on the 2002 schedule and track, race teams and fans can call the owners at 717-426-4756 or 717-426-2910, consult the website at www.pathvalley.com.
Path Valley Speedway Park is located in Spring Run PA a mile north on PA Route 641 from the intersection with PA Route 75, halfway between Port Royal and Hagerstown. It is five miles east from the Willow Hill Exit 14 of the PA Turnpike.