Big Diamond banquet set

HOFFMAN HONORED AT BIG DIAMOND AWARDS BANQUET SET FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Minersville, PA - October 3, 2001 - Big Diamond Raceway's NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified point champion, Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, PA, will lead the list of award ...

HOFFMAN HONORED AT BIG DIAMOND AWARDS BANQUET SET FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Minersville, PA - October 3, 2001 - Big Diamond Raceway's NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified point champion, Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, PA, will lead the list of award winners at the 2001 Big Diamond Raceway Awards Banquet on Friday night, November 9, at the St. Nicholas Hall in Primrose, PA just outside of Minersville.

Keith Hoffman successfully defended his 2000 track title with the Bashore Trucking Racing Team, edging Duane Howard of Oley, PA and Craig Von Dohren of Oley, PA in one of the closest point races in track history. Joining Hoffman with hardware in the track champion photographs will be Dave Dissinger of Mohrsville, PA as Big Diamond's NASCAR ShorTrack Series Sportsman champion and John Ulsh of Summit Station, Pa as the 2001 Roadrunner point king.

Doors will open on Friday night at 7 PM with dinner following at 7:30PM. The cost of tickets is $33 per person. All drinks as well as dinner, the awards ceremonies, music and dancing are included. Music will be provided by Harry C Productions (and they might just include CD cuts by "The Nerds" in their sets.)

Parties interested in purchasing tickets for the banquet should contact the track at (570) 544-6434 or write to Big Diamond Raceway Banquet, P.O. Box 298, Minersville, PA 17954. Checks should be made payable to Big Diamond Raceway and requests for seating with a group should be so noted with payment.

In addition to hardware for the top 20 modified drivers, 15 sportsman drivers and 10 roadrunners, the top five car owners will also be honored. Finally special awards including the NASCAR Craftsman Mechanic of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Drivers and other awards will be distributed.

Award winners are reminded they must attend the banquet to receive any awards distributed. <pre> The final Top 20 in the NASCAR WRS Modifieds at Big Diamond for 2001 follows: 1 5 Keith Hoffman Whitehall Pa 2921 (3 Wins) 2 126 Duane Howard Oley Pa 2862 (7 Wins) 3 114 Craig Von Dohren Barto Pa 2838 (3 Wins) 4 21K Kyle Weiss Hamburg Pa 2421 5 W9 Jeff Strunk Bethel Pa 2393 (1 Win) 6 33 Ray Swinehart Bechtelsville Pa 2366 7 14 Terry Meitzler Kutztown Pa 2310 (1 Win) 8 357 Glenn Strunk Bechtelsville Pa 2173 9 9 Jim Hauer Lebanon Pa 2074 (1 Win) 10 55 Dennis Bailey Kutztown Pa 1931 11 102 Tim Fitzpatrick Branchdale Pa 1916 12 L70 Larry Kelleher Scranton Pa 1890 13 70D Barry Readinger Fleetwood Pa 1867 14 58S Shawn Reimert Oley Pa 1852 15 73&10 Scott Albert Fredericksburg Pa 1846 16 3X Ron Mawson Jr Hughestown Pa 1756 17 R19 Ron Seltmann Pottstown Pa 1611 18 7C&18C Craig Whitmoyer Hamburg Pa 1601 19 8&21X Tom Umbenhauer Richland Pa 1598 20 21T Jason Andrews Parryville Pa 1593

The Final '01 Big Diamond NASCAR Shortrack Series Sportsman Top 15 Follows: 1 88X Dave Dissinger Mohrsville Pa 2667 (3 Wins) 2 505 Randy Mohn Fredericksburg Pa 2409 3 M16 Mike Schane Lake Ariel Pa 2397 4 26 Tom Brennan Pottsville Pa 2328 5 B1 Joe Biasi New Ringgold Pa 2298 (2 Wins) 6 17 Billy Moyer Jr Pine Grove Pa 2191 7 8 Brad Force Milford Nj 2147 8 3X John Patchoski Scranton Pa 2133 (1 Win) 9 102 Shawn Fitzpatrick Pottsville Pa 2126 (2 Wins) 10 77 Jeff Graby Lebanon Pa 1996 (1 Win) 11 114 Terry Bensinger Schuylkill Haven Pa 1973 12 19 Brent Boyer Bloomsburg Pa 1941 13 002 Ed Scott New Tripoli Pa 1921 (1 Win) 14 72 Jeff Ebersole Palmyra Pa 1896 (1 Win) 15 21 Chris Clemens Coopersburg Pa 1880

The Top 10 In The NASCAR Roadrunners At Big Diamond Raceway For 2001 Follows: 1 5 John Ulsh Summit Station Pa 2906 (3 Wins) 2 1 Dave Miller Pine Grove Pa 2876 (7 Wins) 3 77 Barry Schrader Orwigsburg Pa 2802 (2 Wins) 4 25M Marc Berzowski Minersville Pa 2750 (1 Win) 5 3C Corey Renninger Llewellyn Pa 2529 (1 Win) 6 8 Chris Bower Minersville Pa 2522 7 7 Steve Fessler Schuylkill Haven Pa 2517 (2 Wins) 8 22&24 Mike Allar Orwigsburg Pa 2396 9 19W Derek Bender Tremont Pa 2320 10 18 Jason Oswald New Ringgold Pa 2182

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