From Victory Lane at Greenwood Valley by Than Mitchell A purse totaling more than $5000 for the Micro Sprint Feature enticed strangers and some-time competitors to The Greenwood Valley Action Track. The Feature was staged in two 25...
From Victory Lane at Greenwood Valley
by Than Mitchell
A purse totaling more than $5000 for the Micro Sprint Feature enticed strangers and some-time competitors to The Greenwood Valley Action Track. The Feature was staged in two 25 lap segments with a ten minute period in the middle to allow the cars to refuel and change anything but tires. When the checkered flag fell, it was Mike Bittinger, Westminster, MD, making only his third trip to The Action Track, who claimed the largest share of the purse. Bittinger, a regular at tracks in Maryland, finished ahead of Brian Kishbaugh, Nescopeck, and Steve Lenig, Selinsgrove. Brad McClelland, also from Westminster, MD, finished fourth, followed by Jeff Young in fifth, Mike Spotts, Selinsgrove, in sixth and Drew Arntz in seventh place. Eighth was Scott Kishbaugh, Nescopeck, ninth was Eric Heydenreich, Bloomsburg and Shannon Stahl was tenth.
An up and coming young driver from Wilton, CT, Michael Ruttkamp, scored his first victory in the Rookie Micro Sprint Feature. Ruttkamp, who has only missed a few race weekends at The Action Track has scored numerous second and third place finishes. In the second spot was Todd Hoover, Selinsgrove, third, Andy Knouse, Mt. Pleasant Mills, fourth, Chad Phillips, and fifth was Sean Good. In the sixth spot was Millville's Britt Rider, seventh was Gary Payne, Berwick, eighth was Chuck DeCracker, ninth, K.C. Smith, Reading, and in tenth place was Joe Hogan, Plymouth.
The Crevelings, promoters of The Greenwood Valley Action Track, would like to thank all of the sponsors who helped make this race a success. Though the weather was cold and windy, dedicated fans stayed in the grandstands to watch the tough competition and cheer their favorites.
Racing continues for the next three Saturday nights at The Action Track, weather permitting. Gates will open an hour earlier for the rest of the season and warm-ups will begin at 4:30. The Greenwood Valley Action Track is located 3 1/2 miles east of Millville just south of route 254. See you at The Action Track!
<pre> October 7, 2000 Results
Karts 335 lbs 1. Kevin Kratzer, Selinsgrove 2. Jason Koch, Lewisburg 3. Bryan Woodruff
Karts 375 lbs 1. John Hoffman, Freeland 2. Scott Weirich 3. Mike Kepner
Adult (caged) 1. Jim Ferry, Liverpool 2. Chris Badger, Lewisburg 3. J.J. Kline
Junior (caged) 1. Adam Zimmerman, Middleburg 2. Sean Stolz, Bloomsburg 3. Janelle Badger, Lewisburg
Rookie (caged) 1. Derrick Bowersox, Milton 2. Kris McKeown, Bloomsburg 3. Nathan Orwen, Liverpool
Tractors 1. Rodney Faus, Orangeville 2. Paul Faus, Orangeville 3. Scott Faus, Orangeville
Micro Sprint 250cc 1. Mike Bittinger, Westminster, MD 2. Brian Kishbaugh, Nescopeck 3. Steve Lenig, Selinsgrove 4. Brad McClelland, Westminster, MD 5. Jeff Young 6. Mike Spotts, Selinsgrove 7. Drew Arntz 8. Scott Kishbaugh, Nescopeck 9. Eric Heydenreich, Bloomsburg 10. Shannon Stahl
Rookie Micro Sprint 250cc 1. Michael Ruttkamp, Wilton, CT 2. Todd Hoover, Selinsgrove 3. Andy Knouse, Mt. Pleasant Mills 4. Chad Phillips 5. Sean Good 6. Britt Rider, Millville 7. Gary Payne, Berwick 8. Chuck DeCracker 9. K.C. Smith, Reading 10. Joe Hogan, Plymouth