2010-07-22 / Sports

Path Valley Speedway Results

By Rob Keller

The schedule for July 16 had six divisions on the program, but when rain cancelled three features the previous week two of them were rescheduled for this event. This gave the general admission spectators eight features for a $7 ticket. And a father son team split victories in the same class.

John and Justin Rasp started first and second in the makeup 4-Cylinder Thunder Car feature. Twenty laps later and they were still that way, with John leading all 20 laps for the win. Eric Grubb finished a strong third ahead of Tom Crum and D.J. Keefer. Crum won the heat race on July 9. The 270cc Micro Sprint feature was a dominant performance by Levi Peck. Peck started first and was a full straightaway ahead of Jason Houtz, who was running second, when the only caution came out on Lap 18. On the restart, Peck pulled away for his third win this year. Ryan McAndrew finished third, ahead of Steve Whary and Sean Good.

Jim Young started first in the 600cc Micro Sprint feature and had almost a twoturn advantage halfway through the race. But there was a four-car battle for fifth and Young’s fast pace brought him to the back of this scramble. When Young slowed to find an opening, Tyler Walton seized the opportunity and took the lead on Lap 19. Walton was ahead by a few car lengths at the finish for his fifth win in the 600cc Micro Sprints at Path Valley this year. Young and Jim Brookens swapped finishing positions from the makeup feature, with Young getting second and Brookens third. Rick Hench started on the pole of the Sidewinder feature and led the first three laps. Alex Schanz started outside on the front row and powered by Hench on lap four. The field began to spread out when Hench pitted while running second on Lap 7. There were no more passes in the top five as the race went nonstop.

Justin Rasp made it a two-win night for the Rasp household, starting first and leading all 20 laps in the 4- Cylinder Thunder Car feature. Tom Crum pressured Rasp for the first 13 laps. Then they caught a slower car as they were side-by-side for the lead. There was contact and the car they were attempting to put a lap down spun around. Crum was deemed at fault and sent to the rear for the restart. The win is Justin Rasp’s fourth of the year, including two on Saturday nights. Tyler Adams finished second, Bill Kennedy third, D.J. Keefer in fourth, and John Rasp fifth.

Race after race Lucas Montgomery and Geremey Sheaffer end up racing for position in the Legend Cars at Path Valley. Montgomery led the first three laps, and then Sheaffer took over on lap four. Third through fifth went to Reed Salony, Nate Fisher, and Bill Diehl. Heat wins went to Montgomery and Greg Burd.

July 23 the races will feature the PA Sprint Series 305 Sprints, Late Models, and the makeup feature for the 305 Sprints.

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