Path Valley Mini Stock shootout summary 2002-09-28

Brougher wins Path Valley Mini Stock shootout. Spring Run, PA_ From his sixth place start Arlin Brougher of Gettysburg bided his time, waited for opportunity, and then made a daring outside pass for the lead against the wall out of turn two to...

Brougher wins Path Valley Mini Stock shootout.

Spring Run, PA_ From his sixth place start Arlin Brougher of Gettysburg bided his time, waited for opportunity, and then made a daring outside pass for the lead against the wall out of turn two to take over and win the $1000 four-cylinder shootout Saturday at the Path Valley Speedway Park.

"Once I got into second (place) I realized I couldn't do anything on the inside against Moore, so I had no choice but to use the cushion and take a chance," the defending Path Valley champion said in victory lane.

Raymond Moore, the Hesston Speedway champion from Groundhog Valley, settled for second and $500 after leading the first 21 laps of the 30-lap A-Main. He held off past champion John Stoll Jr. through the first 15 laps and then gave up the lead grudgingly to Brougher.

Barry Welch, who won the first heat and started fourth after a four-place inversion pill draw, finished third with two-time champion Ricky Harper fourth and Randy Wible in fifth.

Welch won his heat a full turn ahead of the field. Ron Buck of Lebanon, who had won the past two year's shootouts, blew his engine in lap five of the second heat and Barry Hawbaker rolled off the backstretch wall as Steve McCartney took the win. The third heat win went to John Stoll Jr. with Gary Dehart a few lengths behind, and the fourth ten-car heat went to Raymond Moore after Joe Jakubic led the first half and then spun in turn four.

Only 13 of the 20 cars eligible made the starting lineup call for the B-main, which went to former racing promoter and past champion Denny Snyder of McVeytown.

"It's just great to see some of our regular weekly drivers do this well in the Shootout," said Promoter Ken Geesey, "They race this hard every week."

A Friday rainout press release mistakenly reported that the mini stocks will be off next Friday, Oct. 4, for the general rain-makeup points race. Instead, all seven regular divisions will race on Oct. 4.

Then on Friday night Oct. 11 Path Valley will make up the Pepsi race that rained out Sept. 27, featuring the $500 to win V-8 Street Stock special. Both of the final Friday night points races will include the PA 305 Sprints, and with the 600 Sprints and 270 Sprints off on Oct. 11 as they would have been Sept. 27, Path Valley plans to race powder puff and mechanic's races, depending on the number of teams interested.

Next Saturday, Oct. 5, is Legends Day at Path Valley from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with gates open at 7 a.m. for the Racers Swap Meet and Flea Market and community yard sale setup. There is no general admissions fee or vendor fee for the third edition of this popular event. Those seriously interested in Legends Cars should call 717-249-6436 for information about the morning try-outs which require advance registration. After the last Legends feature, the gates reopen at 5 p.m. for that evening's AMA motorcycle and quads 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. The new phone number at the track for promoter Ken Geesey is 717-349-7111.

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