October 10, 1998 IN VICTORY LANE AT GREENWOOD VALLEY By Than Mitchell Blaine Heimbach thinks that his Micro Sprint likes big money races and Heimbach's record at the Greenwood Valley Action Track challenges any who might doubt it. Not only did...
October 10, 1998 IN VICTORY LANE AT GREENWOOD VALLEY By Than Mitchell
Blaine Heimbach thinks that his Micro Sprint likes big money races and Heimbach's record at the Greenwood Valley Action Track challenges any who might doubt it. Not only did Heimbach win both halves of Saturday night's Thunder and Lightning Twin Twenties, he also won the Fourth of July, Fire Cracker Feature. Never forgetting those behind his success, the 16 year old high school student thanked his pit crew - family and friends - and the folks back home, on the farm near Selinsgrove, who take care of his chores while he's winning large purses on the race track.
The fall classic Micro Nationals, Thunder and Lightning, postponed by rain last weekend offers a larger than usual purse. Attended by a very good crowd, despite more threatening weather, the skies cleared as the evening approached and the Action Track had nearly a perfect racing surface.
Finishing second and third behind Heimbach in the first of the Twin Twenties were '98 Action Track Points Champion, Joe Bednarski, Wyoming and Eric Perchak, Hazelton. After 40 laps, the final standings had Heimbach first, followed by Bednarski, then Kevin Bastian of Emmaus; Kevin Nouse; Todd Rittenhouse; Jason Kemp, Bloomsburg; Tyson Thomas, Selinsgrove; Frank Jarkiewicz; Chris Muhleisen and Scott May, Wysox.
The Rookie Micro Sprint action was provided by outside pole sitter, Ralph Utter Jr., who makes the trip from New Jersey every weekend to join the racing. Proving the drive worthwhile, again, he crossed the finish line ahead of Bree Boyer of Bloomsburg who dogged him from beginning to end. Third place went to Scott Lawrence, Conklin, NY, followed by Eric Heydenreich, Bloomsburg; Jake Park, Rome; Jared Ferri, Gouldsboro; Geoff Hogan, Plymouth; Kyle Drum; Scott Miller, Slatington and Dave Leuthe.
Racing continues next week at the Greenwood Valley Action Track, 3 1/2 miles east of Millville. Gates open at 3:00 and warm-ups begin at 5:30. All Kart and Micro classes will be running, as the racing season continues at the Action Track.
GREENWOOD VALLEY ACTION TRACK Results, Oct. 10, 1998
LITE KARTS 1. Tom Tice 2. Ken Duke, Selinsgrove 3. Jason Koch, Lewisburg
ROOKIE KARTS(caged) 1st feature 1. Brett Gordner, Orangeville 2. Matt Miller, Sunbury 3. Neil Bardo, Orangeville
ROOKIE KARTS(caged) 2nd Feature 1. Cody Schmiedel, Harrisburg 2. Sean Stoltz 3. Mike Bultman
ADULT (caged; 375) 1. Joey Finan, Milton 2. Chris Badger 3. Kyle Rhoads, Sunbury
ADULT (caged;410) 1. Joel Thomas, Bloomsburg 2. Mike Williams, Bloomsburg 3. Jason Kemp, Bloomsburg
MEDIUM KART 1. Nip Loss, Penns Creek 2. Ed McKeown 3. Ken Duke, Selinsgrove
JR. KARTS(caged) 1. Chris Willsey, Elmira Heights, NY 2. Eddy Petch 3. Kevin Mull, Middleburg
HEAVY KARTS 1. Jim Ferry, Penns Creek 2. Dave Dressler, Freeburg 3. John Evancho, Freeland
STAR KARTS(caged) 1. Jason Koch, Lewisburg 2. Mark Howanitz, Fairmont Springs
EX-HEAVY KARTS 1. Mike Brandenberger 2. Jim Hibbs 3. Rusty Blyler
ROOKIE MICRO-SPRINTS 1. Ralph Utter, Jr., New Milford, NJ 2. Bree Boyer, Bloomsburg 3. Scott Lawrence, Conklin, NY 4. Eric Heydenreich, Bloomsburg 5. Jake Park, Rome 6. Jared Ferri, Gouldsboro 7. Geoff Hogan, Plymouth 8. Kyle Drum 9. Scott Miller, Slatington 10. Dave Leuthe
MICRO-SPRINTS Twin Twenties, segment one 1. Blaine Heimbach, Selinsgrove 2. Joe Bednarski, Plymouth 3. Eric Perchak, Hazelton 4. Kevin Bastian, Emmaus 5. Kevin Nouse 6. Chris Muhleisen 7. Todd Rittenhouse 8. Tyson Thomas, Selinsgrove 9. Jason Kemp, Bloomsburg 10. Brian Marriot, Harrisburg
Twin Twenties, overall 1. Blaine Heimbach, Selinsgrove 2. Joe Bednarski, Plymouth 3. Kevin Bastian, Emmaus 4. Kevin Nouse 5. Todd Rittenhouse 6. Jason Kemp, Bloomsburg 7. Tyson Thomas, Selinsgrove 8. Frank Jarkiewicz 9. Chris Muhleisen 10. Scott May, Wysox =========================================== -- SpEd
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