April 24, 1999 In Victory Lane at Greenwood Valley . . . .By Than Mitchell Neither Mother Nature not The Weather Channel could supply Spring-like conditions on Saturday night, but spectators at The Greenwood Valley Action Track didn't mind too...
April 24, 1999 In Victory Lane at Greenwood Valley . . . .By Than Mitchell
Neither Mother Nature not The Weather Channel could supply Spring-like conditions on Saturday night, but spectators at The Greenwood Valley Action Track didn't mind too much as competition was mid-season hot. Returning to The Action Track again were the exciting 600cc Micro Sprints and despite a small turn-out, it looks like the class has potential to grow, as the competition is fierce. Dan Bennett, Lockport NY, won the Feature race, with Pete Lute in second and finishing third was Ken Swan.
Joe Bednarski of Plymouth, took the checkered flag for the second week in a row in the 250cc Micro Sprint Feature. Opportune yellow flags, which closed up the field, kept Bednarski out of slower traffic allowing him to dictate startegy. Second in the feature was Kevin Stolz, Bloomsburg followed by Justin Barger, Cortland, NY; Blane Heimbach, Selinsgrove; Jeff Furlong, Selinsgrove; Rich Tanner; John Wagner, Jr.; Brian Scandle, Stonington; Steve Lenig, Selinsgrove and a new comer to the track, Drew Arntz.
Plagued by crashes and yellow flags, the Rookie Micro Sprint Feature win went to Jared Ferri of Gouldsboro. In Victory Lane for the second time this season, Ferri acknowledged the contributions of his sponsors, team and father to make the win possible. Chasing Ferri across the line were Scott Lawrence, followed by Eric Heydenreich of Bloomsburg; New Jersey's Ralph Ferraro, then Eric Eckart, Geoff Hogan, and Chad Thomas not far behind. The final three in the top ten were Jason Wagner, Joe Uliana from Bangor and Barry Wallace.
The Action Track's season continues next Saturday offering the best in dirt track racing. Gates open at 3:30, warm-ups at 5:30 and the races get underway at 6:30. Join for a day of family entertainment. The Greenwood Valley Action Track is located 3 ½ miles east of Millville right off from route 254.
Greenwood Valley Action Track April 24, 1999
Lite Karts 1. Jason Koch, Lewisburg 2. Ken Duke, Selinsgrove 3. Russ Kinslow, Kreamer
Rookie Kart (caged) 1. Matt Miller, Sunbury 2. Brett Gordner, Orangeville 3. Cody Schmiedel, Harrisburg
Adult Caged 375 1. Joey Finan, Milton 2. John Uhrin, Freeland 3. Kyle Rhoads, Sunbury
Adult Caged 410 1. Amanda Zimmerman 2. Mike Williams, Bloomsburg 3. Jeremy Gordner, Orangeville
Junior Kart (Caged) 1. Adam Zimmerman 2. John Keister 3. Mike Burns, Sunbury
Heavy Karts 1. Dave Martin 2. Dan Kritzer, Herndon 3. John Evancho, Freeland
Extra Heavy Karts 1. Dan Kritzer, Herndon 2. Mike Kepner 3. Eddie Miller, Sunbury
Micro Sprint 250cc 1. Joe Bednarski, Plymouth 2. Kevin Stolz, Bloomsburg 3. Justin Barger, Cortland, NY 4. Blane Heimbach, Selinsgrove 5. Jeff Furlong, Selinsgrove 6. Rich Tanner 7. John Wagner, Jr 8. Brian Scandle, Stonington 9. Steve Lenig, Selinsgrove 10. Drew Arntz
Rookie Micro Sprint 250cc 1. Jared Ferri, Gouldsboro 2. Scott Lawrence 3. Eric Heydenreich, Bloomsburg 4. Ralph Ferraro 5. Eric Eckert, Bristol 6. Geoff Hogan 7. Chad Thomas, New Berlin 8. Jason Wagner 9. Joe Uliana, Bangor 10. Berry Wallace
Micro Sprint 600cc 1. Dan Bennett, Lockport, NY 2. Pete Lute 3. Ken Swan