Tim Burkholder Wins Path Valley 4-Cylinder Shootout Spring Run, PA_ Tim Burkholder took the lead from Dennis Adams on lap 11 and dashed ahead of Jerry Bard for the 50-lap $500 win in the Path Valley Speedway Park's Fourth Annual Four Cylinder...
Tim Burkholder Wins Path Valley 4-Cylinder Shootout
Spring Run, PA_ Tim Burkholder took the lead from Dennis Adams on lap 11 and dashed ahead of Jerry Bard for the 50-lap $500 win in the Path Valley Speedway Park's Fourth Annual Four Cylinder Shootout Sunday.
After four cautions for the first lap, Burkholder started fourth in the feature and moved into second at the end of lap two. On lap 11 Adams spun in turn three for the seventh caution to that point, handing the lead to Burkholder. On lap 23, the four-cylinders reached the previously set limit of 30 caution laps and stopped for fuel.
As the race resumed, the 15 remaining out of a full field of 24 settled into hard racing with Jerry Bard second and Leroy Long in third putting the pressure on Burkholder. In the second half for 26 laps only two cautions slowed the action and through the final 11 wide open laps Dustin Hollinger and Gary Dehart got past Long, but could not catch Burkholder and Bard. The front five finishers were Burkholder, Bard, Hollinger, Dehart and Long, and the next five were Frankie Gordon, Ronnie buck, Steve McCartney, Ralphie Morgan and Dave Staley.
Staley won the first heat race and drew a 10 pill for the front inversion that put Adams on the pole. Gordon won the second heat and Kevin Thomas won the third.
The four-cylinder Mini Stocks race in rain makeup points races every Friday night in August at Path Valley, along with the four-cylinder Thunder Cars and the 270 and 600 Sprints. The full-size PA 305 Sprints and Dwarf Cars alternate with the V-8 Hobby Stocks and Legends Cars every other week.
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 2004 schedule and rules, race teams and fans can consult the track's website at www.pathvalley.com or they can email Two Wheel Promotions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-Cyl Mini Stock -- Tim Burkholder, Jerry Bard, Dustin H9llinger, Gary Dehart, Leroy Long, Frank Gordon, Ronnie Buck, Steve McCartney, Ralphie Morgan, Dave Staley, Ed Kirby, Matt Sowers, Russell Clavey, Ricky Harper, Dennis Adams, Jeff Mangle, Kevin Thomas, Mike Beidel, Terry Smith, Troy Eckenrode, Jeremy Ott, Kyle Wiser, Steve Seibert, Larry Duvall, Ronnie Garlock, DNS Gary Walls. Heats to Staley, Gordon, Thomas.