All Star Sprint Race Results - Selinsgrove Speedway By Scott Hall SELINSGROVE, PA - (May 7, 2000) - It was a triumph for Todd Shaffer Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway in the All Star sprint Jack Gunn Memorial 30-lap feature. But it was...
All Star Sprint Race Results - Selinsgrove Speedway
By Scott Hall
SELINSGROVE, PA - (May 7, 2000) - It was a triumph for Todd Shaffer Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway in the All Star sprint Jack Gunn Memorial 30-lap feature. But it was heartbreak for Butch Schroeder. Schroeder led the first 25 laps before a cut tire sent him into the guardrail, letting Shaffer and Skip Jackson go by to finish first and second.
"I knew the leader (Schroeder) had a cut tire on the restart," Shaffer recalled, standing beside his Hoosier shod Don Ott Chevrolet-powered Gary Beam J&J in victory lane. "And Skip had the misfortune of getting clipped and I got the lead. Once I got to the front I could steer through the center and they told me that's where they (Jackson and Kauffman) were." Shaffer thanked his crew for preparing this car after Shaffer totaled his new car here last week, and he was nursing a sore shoulder and knee.
Schroeder started on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole with Rodney Duncan alongside, and Todd Hestor and Kenny Jacobs comprised row two. Jackson and fast qualifier Frankie Kerr were in row three. After a lap was in, Brooke Weibley stopped with a flat tire after hopping over a wheel, and Todd Hestor dropped from third also with a flat. Schroeder led on the restart over Jacobs, Duncan and Jackson. When the leaders got into traffic on lap six, Schroeder cleared a lapped car but Jacobs nudged him, damaging his front wing, causing his car to pop wheelies down the straightaways.
Jackson got around Jacobs for second with a low move off turn four on lap nine, and set his sights on Schroeder. Schroeder got into heavy traffic on lap 11, but a caution for a stalled Rod Stroup cleared the track in front of him. Under this caution, Jacobs ducked into the pits for a new front wing, dropping him to the tail.
Schroeder now led over Jackson, Todd Gracey and Todd Shaffer. Dave Haight had a flat at the half way mark, resetting the field with Schroeder on top over Jackson, Erdley, Gracey, Shaffer, Kerr and Duncan.
Schroeder pulled away from Jackson again on the restart, with Keith Kauffman now beginning to make a march through the field, as he passed Duncan for seventh after starting 11th. Schroeder kept stretching his advantage until Jacobs spun out of the race on lap 18, ending his night against the inside guardrail. Schroeder continued to have a nice advantage until lap 25 when Todd Gracey ran out of fuel and stopped on the backstretch on lap 25, bringing out a red flag fuel stop.
The restart lineup was Schroeder, Jackson, Shaffer, Mike Erdley from seventh and Kauffman. Coming down for the green, Schroeder slowed as his tire gave out and Shaffer made a bold dive to the inside, passing Jackson and Schroeder to take the lead as Schroeder ended up in the guardrail as Jackson squeaked by. From then on, it was all Shaffer the final five circuits.
Shaffer led at the end over Jackson by three car lengths, with Kauffman getting Erdley on the last restart for third.
" The car was really good," Jackson said of second. "I knew Butch had a flat tire and didn't know which way he was going to go, I made a mistake and guessed wrong."
In a nice ride, Brian Gobrecht drove up from 14th to fifth at the end over Frankie Kerr.
Todd Hestor finished seventh over Jerrod Hull, Brooke Weibley and in tenth it was Lance Dewease who earned the $100 TW Metals nightly bonus.
The heats went to Todd Gracey, Brian Gobrecht and Chad Kemenah while Jacobs captured the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash in 1:09.44, a new four lap track record. After completing his first time trial lap, Fred Rahmer smacked the turn one outside guardrail hard. He was not injured in the crash, but he was done for the evening.
<pre> Time Trials: 1. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 17.015; 2. Skip Jackson, Zemaitis 1z, 17.046; 3. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs/Honecker 6, 17.060; 4. Todd Hestor, Middleswarth 7m, 17.122; 5. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 17.131; 6. Butch Schroeder, Daugherty 7, 17.180; 7. Mike Erdley, Lisi 11, 17.187; 8. Brooke Weibley, Rebels 32, 17.240; 9. Dave Haight, Apple 12, 17.308; 10. Todd Gracey, Cooper 25, 17.444; 11. Keith Kauffman, Middleswarth 7, 17.467; 12. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 17.495; 13. Lance Dewease, Harz 88, 17.598; 14. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 17.641; 15. Brian Gobrecht, KG 92, 17.658; 16. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 17.664; 17. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 17.831; 18. Troy Whitesal, Whitesal 17b, 18.024; 19. Brian Nornhold, Royer 2, 18.034; 20. Mike Goodman, C&W 3m, 18.152; 21. Daryl Stimeling, Stimeling 30, 18.338; 22. Rod Stroup, Stroup 21, 18.339; 23. Rod Combs, Combs 28c 18.697. Heat (8 laps): 1. Gracey 2. Dewease 3. Erdley 4. Hestor 5. Kerr 6. Goodman 7. Combs 8. Hull. Time 2:19.32. Heat (8 laps): 1. Gobrecht 2. Kauffman 3. Jackson 4. Weibley 5. Duncan 6. Whitesal 7. Stimeling. Time 2:21.01. Heat (8 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. Jacobs 3. Shaffer 4. Schroeder 5. Haight 6. Stroup 7. Nornhold. Time 2:23.90. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash (4 laps): 1. Jacobs 2. Kerr 3. Gracey 4. Schroeder 5. Jackson 6. Shaffer. Time: 1:09.44 (NTR) A Main (30 laps): 1. Todd Shaffer 2. Skip Jackson 3. Keith Kauffman 4. Mike Erdley 5. Brian Gobrecht 6. Frankie Kerr 7. Todd Hestor 8. Jerrod Hull 9. Brooke Weibley 10. Lance Dewease 11. Chad Kemenah 12. Todd Gracey 13. Rodney Duncan 14. Troy Whitesal 15. Dave Haight 16. Daryl Stimeling 17. Brian Nornhold 18. Butch Schroeder 19. Kenny Jacobs 20. Mike Goodman 21. Rod Stroup 22. Rod Combs. All Star Sprint Points: 1. Rodney Duncan 613; 2. Frankie Kerr 584; 3. Kenny Jacobs 559; 4. Todd Gracey 522; 5. Jerrod Hull 507; 6. Kelly Kinser 408; 7. Chad Kemenah 406; 8. Byron Reed 350; 9. Brian Ellenberger 344; 10. Daryl Stimeling 316. -www.allstarsprint.com-