Spring Run, PA_ Rodney Glass raced to a decisive win in the 270 Sprints, Jerry Bard of Shippensburg won his fourth Mini Stock feature and past champion Butch Brough of Newville won his first of the season in the Legends Cars before rain and red ...
Spring Run, PA_ Rodney Glass raced to a decisive win in the 270 Sprints, Jerry Bard of Shippensburg won his fourth Mini Stock feature and past champion Butch Brough of Newville won his first of the season in the Legends Cars before rain and red flags postponed the three remaining Path Valley Speedway Park features.
With the track in 'hurry up' mode for threatening showers, Path Valley finished the first three features by 9 p.m. and then the 600 Sprints took to the track and started with three red flags in the first four laps. First, J.C. Walling bounced and tumbled his #20 down the front stretch to the flagstand. Next, Dusty Heistand bent the wing on his #9 in a turn two encounter, and finally Terry Peters put his #19 onto the backstretch wall. The Lack-Tuscarora medics removed all three drivers with no major injuries, but by then rain was falling and no time remained to run in the track again.
The 600 Sprints feature will be completed next Friday, Aug. 15, along with the V-8 Street Stock feature, as an added attraction to the Drivers' Appreciation Night, and the remaining four-cylinder thunder car makeup will be August 22 as an added Pepsi Night event.
Butch Brough came from fourth to take the lead in the opening Legends feature from Allen Felix on lap eight. The front five were Brough, past national champion Felix, Ray Swank, Kip Erb Jr. and Nathan Fisher, and the heat winners were Brough and Swank.
Rodney Glass broke a long trail of bad luck in the 270 Sprints with a start on the pole thanks to an inversion pill for eight places. With only one caution to regroup the full field of micros, he began lapping the rearmost sprints on lap 15 as Matt Miller and Brian Walker battled for second about a turn behind him. At the checkers the front five were Glass, Miller, Walker, Jim Young and Alex Cunningham. Cunningham, Sean Good and Walker won the heats.
>From the pole, young Korey Washinger took off to lead the mini stocks for the first 14 laps and looked to be on the way to a first time win. Then Bard, from eighth, passed blocker Eric Mellott on the inside and went to the outside of the exceptionally smooth surface to take the lead from Washinger on lap 15. Two laps later Ricky Harper got past to finish second, leaving Washinger third, Mellott fourth and Kyle Wiser fifth. Bard and Kevin Thomas won the heats. 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. The new phone number at the track for promoter Ken Geesey is 717-349-7111. For information on the 2003 schedule and rules, race teams and fans can consult the website at www.pathvalley.com or they can email Two Wheel Promotions at email@example.com.
270 Sprints - Rodney Glass, Matt Miller, Brian Walker, Jim Young, Alex Cunningham, Jared Allen, Randy Pitt, Josh Dressler, Rob Griffin, Craig Myers, Ray Peters, Dave Socks, Chad Myers, Aaron Lynch, Doug Dodson, Sean Good, Tom Tice, Earl Hoon Jr., Norman Zook, Jason Houtz, Jeff Hoover, Todd Steffy, Mike Dicely, Craig Folmar, Greg Kone.
Legends - Butch Brough, Allen Felix, Ray Swank, Kip Erb Jr., Nathan Fisher, Bob Murray, Jason Ewing, Greg Burd, Randy Fetterolf, Zach Deiter, Josh Morrow, James Black, Bill Harris, Denny Rothermel, Andy Lupfer, Darryl Bloom, Lawrence Garrison, Marc Davis.
Mini Stock - Jerry Bard, Ricky Harper, Korey Washinger, Eric Mellott, Kyle Wiser, Gary Dehart, Steve McCartney, Barry Welch, Jeremy Ott, Brenda McCartney, Tim Burkholder, Kevin Thomas, Jeff Mangle, Mike Beidel, Calvin Fredrick, Tony Linn, Derrick Casner, Derrick Casner, Bryan Neff, Mike Harlow, DNS Arlin Brougher.