Spring Run, PA_ Dusty Shatzer of Hagerstown, a veteran micro sprint winner at the Path Valley Speedway Park in past years, raced to his first win in the full-size PA 305 Sprints Friday night. He led every lap and the final one-lap shootout after...
Spring Run, PA_ Dusty Shatzer of Hagerstown, a veteran micro sprint winner at the Path Valley Speedway Park in past years, raced to his first win in the full-size PA 305 Sprints Friday night. He led every lap and the final one-lap shootout after Von McGee flipped over the turn three wall on lap 20, and then he dedicated his first win to his father, Don, as a birthday gift.
Middleburg chauffer Sean Good in the Elite Chassis factory micro outran Matt Miller for his nineteenth 270 Sprints win, and in 600 Sprints Jimmy Callahan of McVeytown took the lead from Ben Murphy on lap 8 and then beat defending 600 Sprints champion Jim Brookens to the checkers by half a turn.
Young Mike Hay of Somerset led every lap of the Dwarf Cars feature and lapped all but two other Dwarfs. "The track was fabulous and I found a smooth tacky outside groove that made passing easier," he said.
Kevin Thomas of St. Thomas won the Mini Stock feature by about six feet as Jerry Bard made a futile wheel to wheel charge through the final three laps and Randy Wible finished third with his #9 spouting dramatic flames. Lyle Barnes of Chambersburg led the four-cylinder thunder cars by half the track until a lap 18 caution regrouped the field, but Barnes held the lead over Keith Armolt through the final three laps to win by a turn.
All three classes of sprints race every Friday night in October as Path Valley attempts to make up 30 rainouts and provide a broader base of races for the points standings, and next Friday, Oct. 3, will see seven features on the quarter mile clay oval as the Dwarf Cars with the V-8 Street Stocks return. The PA 305 Sprints headline all the remaining races with the 600 Sprints and 270 Sprints also in action and the Mini Stocks and thunder cars provide weekly stock car support.
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 is 717-349-7111. For information on the 2003 schedule and rules, race teams and fans can consult our website at www.pathvalley.com or they can email Two Wheel Promotions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PA 305 Sprints -- Dusty Shatzer, Joey Hershey, Mike Freet, Scott Ellerman, Todd Spangler, Chris Meleason, Greg Hammaker, Brett Comp, Ryan Lynn, Jim Wentz, Craig Robinson, Von McGee, Jim Roush, Travis Keeney, Bryan Golden, Denny Mellott, Brandon Keller. Heats to Hammaker, Meleason.
600 Sprints -- Jim Callahan, Jim Brookens, Ben Murphy, Jim Young, Duane Harbaugh, Rod Schell, Dusty Heistand, Richie Fitz, Tim Barrick, Jason Starr, Justin Frontz, Donnie Hendershot, Butch Harrington, Dan Kanagy, Aaron Eichelberger, Jim Fitz, Jake Murphy. Heats to Harrington, Young.
270 Sprints -- Sean Good, Matt Miller, Tom Tice, Brian Walker, Jim Young, Bill Laughman, Rodney Glass, Josh Dressler, Chad Myers, Matt Bower, Amanda Schlegal, Doug Dodson, Rob Griffin, Craig Myers, Ron Dick, Eric Spahr, Tony Shipp, Jeff Hoover, Brian Hart, Tim Shipp, Jason Hall, Todd Steffy, Aaron Lynch, Tim Trumpower. Heats to Good, Tim Shipp, Todd Steffy, Tom Tice; Consi 1 Josh Dressler, Consi 2 Doug Dodson.
Dwarf Cars -- Mike Hay, Greg Johnson, Lynn Knepper, Floyd Carey, Steve Shirk, Eddie Benedict, Josh Sigman, Dave Fredrick, Gary Funck. Heat to Hay.
Mini Stock -- Kevin Thomas, Jerry Bard, Randy Wible, Kyle Wiser, Barry Welch, Cory Shaw, Eric Mellott, Mike Beidel, Brenda McCartney, Tim Burkholder, Jeff Mangle, Rickey Harper, Ed Kirby, Gary Dehart, Korey Washinger. Heats to Welch, Shaw.
4-Cyl Thunder Cars -- Lyle Barnes, Keith Armolt, Wes Scofield, Melvin Bigler, Charles Stallman, Richard Stache, Mark Grove, Dave Ricker, Ron Mowery, Derrick Varner, John Rasp, Joe Hawbaker, Terry Smith, Raymond Middaugh, Rocky Payne, DQ Duane Ricker.