Spring Run, PA_ Todd Price of Everett survived a grueling six-cylinder strictly stock feature for his first career win and Stacie Naugle of South Mountain won her first feature in the powder puff special race Saturday night at the Path Valley ...
Spring Run, PA_ Todd Price of Everett survived a grueling six-cylinder strictly stock feature for his first career win and Stacie Naugle of South Mountain won her first feature in the powder puff special race Saturday night at the Path Valley Speedway Park.
Denny Schofield of Fannettsburg won his second feature in the four-cylinders and Gary Calimer Jr. of Waynesboro won for the third time in the V-8 strictly stocks.
Sometimes called 'junkyard cars' or 'guardrail cars,' the strictly stocks will race the next two Saturday nights at Path Valley. Their August 2 race is a previously scheduled open rain makeup date that will be used and their regular race is August 9. Then they will return to racing every other week at Path Valley.
Veteran Calimer started fifth and patiently waited until lap 12 to pass Dave Kitzmiller for the lead. Calimer defended his car from victory lane, stating, "There is nothing illegal about it, but we work on it every day just like any other race car." The balance of the front five were, Luther Daywalt Jr., David Kitzmiller, Tony Verno, and Jerry Fleming, and Daywalt won the heat.
Later Daywalt's #17 also won the powder puff with Stacie Naugle at the wheel in a race notable for clean driving and few spins or crashes.
Todd Price, with a large following of "Everett Posse" fans cheering, won his first ever feature in the six-cylinders after finishing second twice this season. Jason Ege, Rob Keller and Jerry Merritts also led some laps but Price passed Keller on lap 15 and stayed barely ahead of him in a failing effort to put Glen Winneck Jr. a lap down. The front five were Price, Keller, David Reaugh, Shane Ege and Howard King and the heat winners were Keller and Rick Rosenberry.
Selena Reaugh, 5, of Everett, Tyler Strait, 8, also of Everett, and Chuck Gipe, 15, of Spring Run won the kid's foot races for their age groups.
Denny Schofield started ninth in the full field of four-cylinders and amid lapped cars worked up to challenge Jeff Koser by lap 11. Racing side by side in lap 19 they encountered a slowed car coming out of turn four and Koser slowed to a crawl to get past on the inside while Schofield bounced off the outside wall to charge ahead for the win. The front five were Schofield, Koser, Tom Brady, Max Taylor and Eldon Jay and Lee Young won the consi while Schofield, Barker and Koser 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.
Powder Puff - 17 Stacie Naugle, Mandy Jay, Beth Verno, Victoria Aikey, Jenna Jay, Barb Winnick, Denise Wolfhope, Rachael Scofield, Diane Singer, Tessa Naugle, Tonya Barker.
Four-Cylinder Strictly Stock - 18S Denny Schofield, Jeff Koser, Tom Brady, Max Taylor, Eldon Jay, Tim Reffner, Joey Burdge, Tim Riley, Jason Wible, Mark Campbell, Bob Jay, Lee Young, Mike Singer, Tony Thurber, TJ Atherton, Wilbert Barker, Hank Fales, Crystal Miller, Stan Heath, Bruce Ginter, Dave Strait, Chrissy Johnson, Mike Bagley, Jeff Hale. Consi to Lee Young, heats to Schofield, Barker, Jeff Koser.
Six-Cylinder Strictly Stock - 53 Todd Price, Rob Keller, David Reaugh, Shane Ege, Howard King, Jason Ege, Danny Gelwick, Jerry Merritts, Dustin Pietrak, Glen Winneck Jr., Chantz Ramsey, Ricky Rosenberry, Wade Hess, Nick Ott, Bob Elvin, Dale Martin, George Bookwalter. Heats to Rosenberry, Keller.
V-8 Strictly Stock - 8 Gary Calimer Jr., Luther Daywalt Jr., David Kitzmiller, Tony Verno, Jerry Fleming, Dustin Brown, Kevin Hinish, Joe Daywalt, Robert Naugle. Heat to Luther Daywalt Jr.