Path Valley Speedway Results
The 600 Pro Series decided to add one more event to the 2010 season and came to an agreement with Path Valley Speedway to host the event. Thirty-one drivers signed in to run in the 600cc Micro Sprint event.
The 600 Pro Series uses two rounds of heats and passing points to determine the starting lineup for the feature. Brian Carber of Pipersville, Pa., earned the most points and the poleposition and was flanked by Mike Rutherford. Carber continued to dominate, grabbing the lead on Lap 1 and leading all 30 laps, breaking his winless drought in 2010. With Carber out front, Rutherford and Ryan Wilson swapped the runnerup spot several times in the early going and the race for second was hotly contested all night. Ryan Greth made a late race charge and pulled in to second with five laps remaining. The last of four cautions came with two laps to go, giving Greth a shot at the win. But Carber pulled away by a few car lengths after the restart, and Greth had to settle for second. Wilson held on to finish third. Timmie Barrick was the highest finishing Path Valley regular, coming home fourth. Rutherford held off Heath Hehnly at the end to finish fifth. Heat race wins were recorded by Brett Arndt, Wilson, Tim Buckwalter, Hehnly, Brock Zearfoss and Jim Young.
Mike Dicely started first in the 270cc Micro Sprint feature and took the lead at the drop of the green flag. Ryan McAndrew started fifth and was into second on Lap 4. McAndrew slowly reeled in Dicely and took the lead on Lap 13, just before the first caution period. On the restart, McAndrew slowed with mechanical trouble, but his brother Sean passed both of them, moving from third to first. Sean McAndrew of Apollo, Pa., kept Dicely at bay the rest of the way for his 10th win on Friday nights at Path Valley this year, the most by any driver. Bryce Stevens continued his strong runs with a third place. Levi Peck finished fourth, and Jared Esh was fifth. Stevens and Sean McAndrew won the heat races.
In the 4-Cylinder Thunder Car division it was John Rasp out front all night long. The McConnellsburg, Pa., driver led all eight laps of the heat race and then wired the field in the feature, leading all 20 laps of the nonstop event for his fourth win of the year. Josh Walstrum moved in to second on Lap 18, but was too far back to put any pressure on Rasp. Terry Smith finished third in his first race this season. D.J. Keefer and Justin Rasp completed the top five.
While Joe Robertson went on vacation, he offered to let fellow Sidewinder competitor Keith Ford have a chance to drive his car. Ford, of Whitehall, Pa., took full advantage of the opportunity. Ford won the heat race, started on the pole for the feature and led all 20 laps for his first win ever in the Sidewinder Sprint series. Jason Stahl turned in one of his best performances, finishing second. Rohan Beasley was close behind in third place, followed across the line by Zack Overmiller and Gary Funck. Overmiller was disqualified after the race, moving Funck up to fourth and Mike Zielonis to fifth.
Lucas Montgomery of York, Pa., capped off a successful season in 2010, leading all 20 laps of the Legend Car feature for his third win at Path Valley this year. Although Montgomery led all 20 laps, he was under constant pressure by Geremey Sheaffer until Sheaffer slowed and went to the pits on Lap 16. Montgomery captured the point championship at Path Valley and also won the Central PA Legend Car Series championship, defending his title from last year. Randy Kissinger returned to the Legends with a solid second place. Rick Miller finished third ahead of John Rutter and Ed Trump. Sheaffer won the heat race.
Only three Mini Stock drivers were in attendance, and Ryan Laye of Ft. Loudon took the feature win over Mark Grove and Frank Gordon. Gordon won the heat race.
Path Valley’s final weekend of racing is scheduled for October 15 and 16. On Friday, it will be the final point race for Mini Stocks, 4- Cylinder Thunder Cars, 600cc Micro Sprints, Late Models and 305 Sprints. The Mini Stock championship has been locked up by Leroy Long, but the other four divisions are still in doubt. The season then concludes on Saturday with AMA motorcycle and quad racing action.
Results for 10/9
9th Annual Strictly
8-Cylinder Strictly Stock: 1. Tim Wagner (Hustontown), 2. Austin Johnson, 3. Greg McMaster, 4. A.J. Verno, 5. Terry O’Donel, 6. Devin Snyder. DNS: Tony Verno
Lap leaders: Terry O’- Donel (1-4), Tim Wagner (5- 50). Heat: Wagner
4-Cylinder Strictly Stock: 1. Justin Williamson (Orbisonia), 2. Gary Guise, 3. Jason Ege, 4. Kurt Knepper, 5. Tony Thurber, 6. Steven Jacobs, 7. Rick Woomer, 8. Andrew Benson, 9. Lonnie Hobday
Lap leaders: Kurt Knepper (1-23, 26), Justin Williamson (24-25, 27-50). Heat: Knepper
Super Stock: 1. Carl Miller (Ickesburg, Pa.), 2. Mike Saylor, 3. Steve Fraizer, 4. Johnny Goshorn, 5. David Swab, 6. Tim Drawbaugh, 7. Adam Imes, 8. Adam Yetter, 9. Steve Harlan, 10. Matt Sowers, 11. Craig Imes, 12. Brian Kehbein
Lap leaders: Matt Sowers (1), Carl Miller (2-50). Heats: C. Imes, A. Imes
6-Cylinder Strictly Stock: 1. Chris Anderson (Rock Hill, Pa.), 2. Jason Stoner, 3. Dustin Brown, 4. Ben Morrow, 5. Charlie Maneth, 6. Adam Adams, 7. Brad Long, 8. Ryan Brown, 9. Justin Bucher, 10. Cory Wagner
Lap leaders: Chris Anderson (1-50). Heat: Anderson
Strictly Stock Truck: 1. Bobby Guise (Biglerville, Pa.), 2. Gary Guise, 3. Chad Earnst. Lap leaders: Bobby Guise (1, 12-25), Gary Guise (2-11). Heat: G. Guise