Sprints: 97-16-05 Port Royal Results and Central PA News On Wednesday, May 14, 1997, Port Royal ran a special mid week show for the 410 sprints and the super sportsman. 410 Sprints 25 Lap Feature Results 1.) Todd Shaffer 2.) Billy Pauch 3.)...
Sprints: 97-16-05 Port Royal Results and Central PA News On Wednesday, May 14, 1997, Port Royal ran a special mid week show for the 410 sprints and the super sportsman.
410 Sprints 25 Lap Feature Results 1.) Todd Shaffer 2.) Billy Pauch 3.) Mark Richard 4.) Fred Rahmer 5.) Craig Eshenaur 6.) Mike Lutz 7.) Dave Haight 8.) Mike Wagner 9.) Dave Hahn 10.) Will Cramer
Super Sportsman 20 Lap Feature, top three 1.) Don Beaver Jr. 2.) Mark Smith 3.) Pat Cannon
Brian Gobrecht Update Brian was injured last Saturday at the Lincoln Speedway while racing in his heat with the #121 of Judi Bates. The crash resulted in the #92 ending up with the wheels pointing towards the sky with a fire in the engine area. It was a very scary looking accident. Brian has second degree burns on his ankle which are not healing as quickly as he would like. Brian will not race Friday night at the Grove and only plans on taking the green in the feature at Lincoln. With the way the rules are at Lincoln Brian has a choice. If he misses two weeks in a row he is penalized and with the Outlaws coming next weekend he hopes to run the Hagerstown show. With Brian being up in the points he has to run Saturday night at Lincoln to protect his standing.
Kevin Gobrecht Schedule The G Man will not be racing in Central Pa this weekend. The Apple team plans to run with the All Stars at Attica on Friday, Eldora on Saturday and Sharon on Sunday. Kevin also had an accident last Saturday night at Lincoln. Kevin said the car wouldn't turn, there was a broken rod end on the drag link, however that could have been broken during the wreck. Kevin has had an emotional roller coaster season so far with crashes, wins and more crashes. when Kevin and the Apple car finally reach an equilibrium he should be unstoppable.
Strange But True Several weeks ago at Lincoln the #92 driven by Brian Gobrecht would not back off. The team changed the rear but it did not solve the problem. It turned out that the motor digested dirt when Brian backed the car into the wall. There was so much dirt in the engine that three of the cylinders were jammed packed. Don Ott, the engine builder, said when the car was traveling backwards it turned the motor in reverse and sucked the dirt, though the header, into the cylinder. The team had to take off the header and remove the dirt until the engine would turnover. The team missed warmups and barely made the call for the second heat.
I will not be attending any Sprint car races this weekend due to family issues.