Grandview ARDC race report

Dailey wins at Grandview. Third times a charm for Mega Motorsports. Bechtelsville Pa - Marc Dailey earned his second victory this season from the outside pole position. Dailey, Brownsburg Ind., made his third attempt at the Grandview Speedway ...

Dailey wins at Grandview.
Third times a charm for Mega Motorsports.

Bechtelsville Pa - Marc Dailey earned his second victory this season from the outside pole position. Dailey, Brownsburg Ind., made his third attempt at the Grandview Speedway oval. Making the race event more special for his team owners, Mega Motorsports.' This is the first time Mega ever finished a race here,' he said after completing that feat in grand style.

Dailey was able to pull away at the drop of the green. All efforts would be halted when five cars tangled, flipping four and bringing out the red flag. Kathy Kurtz, Robesonia Pa, Brian Suchy, Palmyra Pa, Scott Zipp, Bridgeport Pa and Ted Schmid, Lititz Pa flipped as they were entering turn two. The cars seemed to bottleneck around the car of Ed Stimely Jr., McVeytown.

Suchy sustained heavy wing damage and would retire from the event, as did Schmid. The No. 72 car of Kurtz had a broken oil tank. No drivers sustained injuries. Stimely and Zipp were able to restart and continue.

Following a false start, the midgets were back underway when Duane Mausteller, Bloomsburg Pa., tagged the wall and came to a halt on the backstretch. Phil DiMario of Piermont NY was unable to avoid Mausteller and hit the rear side of the car, flipping his own. Both Mausteller and DiMario were uninjured.

When Dailey took the green, it was Mark Freeland, Ickesburg Pa, knocking on the back door. Freeland had moved quickly through the field. Walt Stearly, Trappe Pa., had other thoughts on his mind. Stearly was not prepared to let the leaders slip away. While Freeland and Stearly were battling, Dailey was able to open a three-car length lead on his competitors.

Ray Bull, Bloomsburg Pa., Steve Buckwalter, Royersford Pa., and Mike Roselli Jr., Broadheadsville Pa. was making noise as they came through the field.

Stimely's car got sideways and came to a halt in turn 2, bringing out yet another caution. Prior to the restart, Freeland and Buckwalter would pull out of the race. A magneto seemed to be ailing Freeland, while Buckwalter thought he had a loose wheel. His thoughts were confirmed when the No. 5 midget lost its wheel heading into the pit area.

The quick fall-out of cars regulated Roselli to second and Bull to third. The battle for the top position was tight as the green flag flew again. As the battle began for second place, it was Dailey that benefited.

' On the initial starts, the car wasn't good,' said Bull' But the 98 (Roselli) was all over the place and that held me up pretty good."

With five to go, Bull was able to get pass Roselli. Dailey had the advantage. Time was on his side.

Following Dailey across the line was Bull, and then Roselli. Stearly followed in fourth position and Steve Craig of Levittown was fifth.

Next up for the ARDC Midgets is the second annual' Northern States Midget Classic.' The event will be held on June 15 at Mercer Raceway Park. ARDC competitors will be signing autographs prior to the event.

Feature Results: (1) Marc Dailey, (2) Ray Bull (3) Mike Roselli Jr., (4) Walt Stearly, (5) Steve Craig, (6) Gary Halteman, (7) Fred Schell, (8) Scott Lawrence, (9) Ed Stimely Jr., (10) Shawn Burke, (11) Lew Blair, (12) Scott Zipp, (13) Mike Piersig, (14) Mark Freeland, (15) Steve Buckwalter, (16) Chris Morway, (17) Randy Mausteller, (18) Mike Krause, (19) Duane Mausteller, (20) Phil DiMario, (21) Bryan Kobylarz, (22) Kathy Kurtz, (23) Brian Suchy, (24) Ted Schmid

-ardc-

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Series Midget
Drivers Bryan Kobylarz , Marc Dailey , Ray Bull