Path Valley season finale results

Spring Run, PA_ About 100 karters reached speeds up to a second per lap faster than normal on the soft nighttime clay in the Path Valley Speedway Park's annual Saturday Night Burris Kart Season Finale' Oct. 25. "I've never been this fast," said...

Spring Run, PA_ About 100 karters reached speeds up to a second per lap faster than normal on the soft nighttime clay in the Path Valley Speedway Park's annual Saturday Night Burris Kart Season Finale' Oct. 25.

"I've never been this fast," said Sr. Champ winner Pete Neuder of Chambersburg, "and to win a National here is just outstanding." Neuder, 15, is also the Path Valley points champion in Sr. Champ and moving up to stock car racing next season.

Echoed track champion and Open class winner Troy Imler, "It was a little bumpy but as fast as I've ever seen it." Imler won all but two features in his class this season.

Karts normally race on a sun-baked afternoon track at Path Valley, and the softer and damper night race provides better traction on the real clay track surface.

It also provided better control, as Geremey Sheaffer of Ickesburg found in the 25-lap Lites feature. Sheaffer started seventh in the 22-kart feature and worked up to third starting the final lap when a caution flag offered a one-lap dash to the checkers. On the restart Sheaffer went low into turn four and came out the leader as Brent Marks and DJ Holland, who had led the earlier laps, fought it out for second.

Sponsored by Burris Racing, Path Valley karters compete during the regular season in the Burris National Speedway Series.

The karting season races at Path Valley are now complete, but the season does not finish until the Nov. 15 Awards Banquet. The top karters in each class will be recognized in an awards program before the banquet, separate from the post-banquet awards for spring and car drivers.

The 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. The new phone number at the track is 717-349-7111. For information on the 2003 schedule and rules, race teams and fans can consult our website at www.pathvalley.com or they can email Two Wheel Promotions at twp@pathvalley.com.

FINISH ORDER:

Heavys
5 Steve Johns
14 Kevin Shaeffer
27 Jim Spangler
9X Jason Trolinger
16 Ron Michaels

X-Heavy
88 Craig Reichenbach
9X Scott Lehman
3C Chantz Crissman
5 Miles Burd
22X John Hartman

Jr. Sportsman I
38M Mathew Mellott

Jr. Sportsman II
26 Nathan Danner
18 Matt Burger
19 Corey Weaver
55 Nathan Podfield

Jr. Champs
8 Bryan Hayberger
81 Alex Beitzel

Open
9T Troy Imler
10T Tracey Imler
57 Geoff Gill
19T. Tammy Imler
69 Barry Fach
11T Wayne Long

Mediums
77 Chris Claar
7 Geremey Sheaffer
0 Corey Comp
21 Shane Davis
41 Cody Sieber
01 Chris Orris
4 David Hoffman

Jr. Restricted
50 Joey Ulsh
42 Charlie Walter
24 Lance Newlin
55 Mike Crouse
38 Chad Walter

Kid Karts
2 Richard Edwards
47 Dalton Long

Yamaha 2-Cycle
03 Clark Simonton
2 Corey Graham
67 Lloyd Ettinger
20 Travis Graham
07 Jerry Beasom

Jr. Stock
19M Brent Marks
89 D. J. Holland
42 Charlie Walters
38 Chad Walters
00 Dustin Hoffman

Sr. Champ
0Z Pete Neuder
20 Barry Gillam
46 Mark Walters
99 Jeff Shellenberger
66 Craig Shaeffer

Caged Rookies
24 Sage Lyman
91 Adam Gutshall

Lites 7 Geremey Sheaffer

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Series Kart
Drivers Steve J , Brent Marks