From Victory Lane at Greenwood Valley by Than Mitchell Jeff Furlong lined up on the outside of the first row on Saturday night at The Greenwood Valley Action Track and, after a nearly perfect start, the Selinsgrove resident stayed in the lead...
From Victory Lane at Greenwood Valley by Than Mitchell
Jeff Furlong lined up on the outside of the first row on Saturday night at The Greenwood Valley Action Track and, after a nearly perfect start, the Selinsgrove resident stayed in the lead all the way to the checkered flag. Unfortunately, the biggest action of the night occurred on the Micro Sprint Feature's second lap when Joel VanBuskirk's steering broke sending him into Nyles Berkes of Berwick. Berkes machine became airborn, slamming into the flag stand. The Feature was stopped for thirty minutes to tend to track owner and flagman, Gerry Creveling, who was shaken up in the incident. He complained of some discomfort in his ribs and shoulder and surrendered his flag duties for the rest of the night. Berkes was unhurt in the mishap, however his car was badly damaged.
Eddy Miller, who earlier in the evening placed second in the Extra Heavy Kart Feature, assumed the flagging duties for the remainder of the race. When the action resumed, Joe Bednarski, Wyoming, worked his way through traffic to finish second. Blane Heimbach, Selinsgrove, was third, Colby Womer from Mt Pleasant Mills was fourth, and Steve Lenig, Selinsgrove was fifth. Rounding out the top ten were David Utt, Catawissa, Chris Smith, Jake Park from Rome, Eric Perchak, Hazelton, and Brian Kishbaugh, Nescopeck.
It was a double for Scott Lawrence, Conklin, NY, in the Rookie Micro Sprint Feature, as he scored his second win in two weeks at The Action Track. In second position was Ashley "Mooch" Parlett who travels to Greenwood Valley from Wye Mills, MD. Following Parlett across the line were Jay Horvath, Eric Eckert, Bristol, Chad Thomas, New Berlin, and in sixth place, Dave Williams. The final four in the top ten were Richie Mitchell, Mortonville, Mike Campbell, Galeton, Jim Schleig, Middleburg, and Dave Clark from Hughesville.
Next Saturday is another day and evening of hot competition as The Greenwood Valley Action Track's race season continues. Located 3 1/2 miles east of Millville on route 254, the gates open at 3:30 and warm-ups begin at 5:30. Come early and stay late for the best in dirt track racing.
July 17, 1999 RESULTS
Lite Karts 1. Jason Koch, Lewisburg 2. Ken Duke, Selinsgrove 3. Joe Hogan, Plymouth
Rookie Karts (caged) 1. Brett Gordner, Orangeville 2. Josh Gauger, Bloomsburg 3. Skippy Blyler, Klingerstown
Adult (caged) 375 1. Joey Finan, Milton 2. Chris Badger, Lewisburg 3. Kyle Rhoads, Sunbury
Adult (caged) 410 1. Brian Wawroski, Bloomsburg 2. Ross Perchak, Hazelton 3. Joel Thomas, Bloomsburg
Medium Karts 1. Cliff Loss, Penns Creek 2. Ken Duke, Selinsgrove 3. Ed McKeown, Bloomsburg
Junior Karts (caged) 1. Adam Zimmerman, Middleburg 2. John Westbrook 3. Chris Willsey, Elmira Heights, NY
Heavy Karts 1. Jim Ferry, Liverpool 2. John Evancho, Freeland 3. Joe Vanbuskirk, Selinsgrove
Extra Heavy Karts 1. Brian Snyder, Selinsgrove 2. Eddy Miller, Sunbury 3. Doug Landis, Liverpool
Mini Sprints 600cc 1. Rob Howell, Milton 2. Gregg Deets 3. Josh Philpott, Waverly, NY
Micro Sprints 1. Jeff Furlong, Selinsgrove 2. Joe Bednarski, Wyoming 3. Blane Heimbach, Selinsgrove 4. Colby Womer, Mt. Pleasant Mills 5. Steve Lenig, Selinsgrove 6. David Utt, Catawissa 7. Chris Smith 8. Jake Park, Rome 9. Eric Perchak, Hazelton 10. Brian Kishbaugh, Nescopeck
Rookie Micro Sprints 1. Scott Lawrence, Conklin, NY 2. Ashley Parlett, Wye Mills, MD 3. Jay Horvath 4. Eric Eckert, Bristol 5. Chad Thomas, New Berlin 6. Dave Williams 7. Richie Mitchell, Mortonville 8. Mike Campbell, Galeton 9. Jim Schleig, Middleburg 10. Dave Clark, Hughesville