2010-08-12 / Entertainment

Path Valley Speedway Results

Wagner And Morral With First Wins
By Rob Keller

Four drivers made their first appearance in victory lane at Path Valley in 2010. Two of them did it in their first start this year. And for one of them, it was their first win ever.

Ryan Laye started first in the Mini Stock feature and led the first three laps. Mark Grove took over the top spot on Lap 4 and led the remaining laps for his fourth win of the year. Eight cautions kept the field close. Laye stayed in second until he slowed on a restart on Lap 24 with mechanical woes. Leroy Long finished second, and Todd Hornbaker recorded his best finish this year in third. Tyler Adams drove Kyle Wiser’s Mini Stock to a fourth-place finish, and Jesse Dehart had his best finish in a Mini Stock coming home fifth. Long and Grove were the heat race winners.

Sean McAndrew led all but the first lap of the 270cc Micro Sprint feature for his sixth win on Friday night in 2010. His brother, Ryan, came from starting last in the 10- car field to finish second. Levi Peck finished third, Steve Whary fourth and Jason Houtz fifth. The heat race winner was Whary.

Andy Fries made his first start in the Late Models at Path Valley in 2010 a memorable one as he started first and led every lap of the heat race and then did the same thing in the feature. Brad Kling finished nearly a straightaway behind in second and was followed by Kyle Wiser, Jake Griffith and Dave Dunkle.

In the PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint feature Logan Wagner made his first-ever trip to victory lane in his first start this year at Path Valley. There were two cautions before the first lap was completed, but after that the race went nonstop. “Cowboy” Jim Kennedy led the first five laps one day before his 76th birthday. Wagner made the winning pass on Lap 6 and held off Ryan Lynn by three car lengths for the win. Steve Whary finished third, Kennedy in fourth and Ben Naugle fifth. Whary and Wagner won the heat races.

Seven cautions slowed the pace of the 4-Cylinder Thunder Car feature, with an amazing four yellow flags on Lap 12 alone. Eric Grubb started first and led Lap 1. Josh Walstrum charged early, coming from starting seventh to the lead on Lap 2. Walstrum held the lead until “Fireball” Bill Kennedy drove by on Lap 10. Kennedy withstood continuous pressure from Jeremy Ott the last half of the race to get his first win this year. Ott finished second, and John Rasp third. Walstrum recovered from an earlier spin to finish fourth, and Justin Rasp finished fifth. Heat race victories went to Tyler Adams and Tom Crum.

Kameron Morral started first and led every lap, putting the historic number 880 into victory lane for his first career win at Path Valley in the 600cc Micro Sprint division. The race went nonstop until Lance Newlin had engine failure and dropped fluid on the track with two laps to go. That erased a five-car length advantage and put several of Path Valley’s best right behind him. On the restart, Morral kept Jim Brookens two car lengths behind, and when Brookens lost power Morral had no one close on the final lap. Tyler Walton started 12th and came home second. Timmie Barrick was third, Jim Young fourth and Jesse Fitz fifth. Brookens and Walton won the heat races.

Goshorn Racing Supply sponsored the races and John Goshorn presented trophies to all of the winners.

Path Valley Speedway returns to action Friday, August 13, with the Central PA Legend Cars joining the weekly four divisions.

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