Path Valley race summary 2002-09-22

Dicely mops up at Path Valley Sprint Soaker. Spring Run, PA_ Mike Dicely of Lewisberry put his ...

Dicely mops up at Path Valley Sprint Soaker.

Spring Run, PA_ Mike Dicely of Lewisberry put his #44 Hyper Chassis 270 Sprint in the winners circle Sunday at Path Valley in convincing fashion as he set fast time in qualifying and then led every lap to collect two trophies sponsored by Rick's Clean Car of Mechanicsburg.

"I love racing here because the track is always so awesome," the Hyper Chassis car builder said. He led every lap from the pole and outran Colby Womer, who took second in the East Coast Motorsports housecar, by about five lengths all the way. The third place Rick's Clean Car trophy went to Brian Walker who started seventh in the 30 lap event. Dicely set the fast time of 11.359 seconds in the time trials.

Additional sponsors included Hyper Chassis which awarded gift certificates to all winners except Dicely, who builds the Hyper cars, along with Ron Taggart of Taggart Homes Inc. in Coatesville and Sean Keen of Keen's Speed and Fabricating in Carlisle. The early afternoon rain allowed a 4 p.m. start as promised only after extraordinary effort by the track crew.

As the PA 305 Sprints restarted from a lap one spin, a drenching thunderstorm descended on the track, making it too slick to even remove the full size sprint cars and feature finish payout and trophies for the 305 Sprints and the 600 Sprints was awarded based on fast times. The wingless 270 sprints feature finish with 100 percent entry fee payback was awarded based on the completed heat race.

Scott Ellerman of Landisburg took top honors in the 305 Sprints with Ryan Lynn second and Rick Mayberry, who sponsored the trophies, third. Maryland visitor Steve Owings took the 600 Sprints win with Jim Brookens second and Richie Fitz third. The wingless win went to Tony Jackson with Steve Buckwalter second and Joe Trone third.

The PA 305 Sprints return to Path Valley Friday night Sept. 27 while the 270 and 600 Sprints take their scheduled monthly night off and the Pepsi Night V-8 Street Stock $500 to win feature takes center stage. The $1000 to win Four-Cylinder Shootout is Saturday, Sept. 28, and the 270 and 600 Sprints return Oct. 4 for a specially scheduled rain makeup final season points race.

The Path Valley Speedway Park is located in Spring Run PA a mile north on PA Route 641 from the intersection with PA Route 75, halfway between Port Royal and Hagerstown. It is five miles east from the Willow Hill Exit 14 of the PA Turnpike.

For information on the 2002 schedule and track, race teams and fans can consult the website at, or they can email them at


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