Path Valley Speedway Results
You might want to be careful if you stand next to Carl Miller right now. You would not want any of his current luck to rub off on you. Miller has been one of the quickest cars in the Super Stock division every week, but cannot get a decent finish. This week Miller started on the pole and easily led the first twelve laps. As he exited turn four on lap thirteen he slowed dramatically and headed to the pits with a flat tire. This gave the lead to Ray Duffy, who was making his first start of the year. Duffy was pressured by Curtis Guyer for several laps, but pulled away over the last few laps to win by two car lengths. Adam Yetter finished third, Devin Hart recovered from an early pit stop to finish fourth, and Shyann Bard was fifth. Heat wins went to Kenny Hill and Miller.
Frankie Gordon lost last week’s Mini Stock feature by less than a foot. He made sure that would not happen again this week as he led all twenty laps and was ahead by several seconds when the checkered flag fell. Eric Seibert piloted the number one car to a strong second place. Ryan Laye made his debut at Path Valley for 2012 and powered his way to a solid third place. Gerald Varner was near the front early, but faded to fourth with Eric Grubb rounding out the top five. Gary Dehart was the heat race winner.
Randy Burkholder liked his performance so well two weeks ago that he decided to repeat it. Two weeks ago Burkholder started second and led all 25 laps for the win. This week he started first and had the same results. Only one caution slowed the Late Model feature, just before halfway. Even after the restart, Burkholder slowly pulled away from the field. Wes Bonebrake held off Tim Fedder for second while Andy Fries finished fourth and Danny Snyder fifth. The heat race winners were Fedder and Steve Bailor.
Light rain started to fall as the 4-Cylinder Thunder Car feature began. Justin Rasp started first and led all twenty laps to claim the win. The solid run was a welcome turnaround for the Rasp family race team as last time out he was involved in three separate incidents and left the track with a damaged racecar. Rasp was closely followed by Denny Cramer the entire event, but Cramer could not find a way around and finished second. Corey Shaw finished third, ahead of Tony Hampton and Robert McQuade. Nathan Shaw won the heat race.
May 4 results
Super Stock: 1. Ray Duffy (Hustontown), 2. Curtis Guyer, 3. Adam Yetter, 4. Devin Hart, 5. Shyann Bard, 6. Adam Imes, 7. Austin Johnson, 8. Carl Miller, 9. Kenny Hill, 10. Deron Henry, 11. Joe Daywalt.
Mini Stock: 1. Frankie Gordon (Ft. Loudon), 2. Eric Seibert, 3. Ryan Laye, 4. Gerald Varner, 5. Eric Grubb, 6. Bill Kennedy, 7. Shaun Patterson, 8. Ronnie Garlock, 9. Gary Dehart, 10. Troy Cramer.
Late Model: Randy Burkholder (Chambersburg), 2. Wes Bonebrake, 3. Tim Fedder, 4. Andy Fries, 5. Danny Snyder, 6. Tim Burkholder, 7. Steve Bailor, 8. Dan Sollers, 9. Kenny Yoder, 10. George Dixon, 11. Kyle Wiser.
4-Cylinder Thunder Car: 1. Justin Rasp (McConnellsburg), 2. Denny Cramer, 3. Corey Shaw, 4. Tony Hampton, 5. Robert McQuade, 6. Shaun Linn, 7. Jason Pecho, 8. Nathan Shaw, 9. Aaron Clayton.
Five scheduled classes and two make-up features provided plenty of racing action for the fans attending Path Valley Speedway Saturday night, along with full fields in both the 270cc and 600cc Micro Sprints.
The Mini Stock make-up feature got the night started and Matt Williamson led all twenty laps for his first win in 2012 and second in his career. Rusty Garlock was close behind until he had to pit with an overheated engine with two laps to go. David Bookwalter finished second.
Timmie Barrick dominated the 600cc Micro Sprint make-up feature. Barrick started on the pole, led all twenty laps, and was leading Kameron Morral by six car lengths at the finish. Kenny Edkin, Mike Rynard and Alex Potosky finished third thru fifth, respectively.
Tom Crum started second in the 4-Cylinder Thunder Car feature and grabbed the lead on the first lap. While Crum was leading, Raymond Middaugh started last in the six-car field and was working his way towards the front. Middaugh caught Crum and made the winning pass on lap seven. Justin Rasp was close behind the entire way, but had to settle for second. Crum held on to third, ahead of Kyle Martin and Dalton McQuade.
The 270cc Micro Sprint feature was decided on a restart on lap twelve. Colby Dice had been leading since the drop of the green and pulling away from Brian Marriott after each of the previous three restarts. On the lap twelve restart Marriott got on the throttle just a moment before Dice and was able to pull to the inside and take the lead he would never relinquish. Dice stayed close the remaining laps, but could not recapture the lead and finished second. Chad Myers had the best view of the lead battle, running a close third all the way. Daryl Beakler got shuffled back on a restart but stormed back to finish fourth while Dane Tobias finished fifth.
Tyler Bear is two-for-two at Path Valley in 2012 after winning the PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Car feature. Bear started first and was leading by a few seconds until he had to slow when he caught the back end of the field. Ryan Lynn closed in, even getting beside Bear on one occasion. After the final restart on lap seventeen, Bear powered away to win by several car lengths over Lynn. Tim Dietz made the biggest move, starting eighth and finishing third. Marcus Defreitas finished fourth and Scott Ellerman fifth.
Kameron Morral started first in the 600cc Micro Sprint feature and looked poised to step up one spot from his second place earlier in the night. Tyler Walton was not far behind, running second, and three caution periods gave Walton time to make adjustments to improve his handling. On lap thirteen Walton got inside Morral going down the front stretch and completed the winning pass in turn one. Walton kept Morral about two car lengths behind the rest of the way for the win. Garrett Bard had one of his strongest showings in his young career with a solid third place finish. Chase Dietz finished fourth and David Holbrook fifth.
Troy Rhone was the only 600cc Stock Micro Sprint signed in, giving him the win.
In the final feature Ronnie Garlock took the lead from Travis Semple on lap two and held off Matt Williamson after a restart with six laps remaining to capture the Mini Stock win. Myachia Bookwalter finished third, ahead of Barry Welch and Semple.
May 5 results
Mini Stock ( makeup from April 14): 1. Matt Williamson (Mapleton Depot), 2. David Bookwalter, 3. Rusty Garlock.
600cc Micro Sprint (makeup from April 14): 1. Timmie Barrick (Newville), 2. Kameron Morral, 3. Kenny Edkin, 4. Mike Rynard, 5. Alex Potosky, 6. Garrett Bard, 7. Devin Beidle, 8. Shel- by Rowles, 9. Kris Walter.
4-Cylinder Thunder Car: 1. Raymond Middaugh (Rockhill), 2. Justin Rasp, 3. Tom Crum, 4. Kyle Martin, 5. Dalton McQuade, 6. Shawn Fessler.
270cc Micro Sprint: 1. Brian Marriott (Harrisburg), 2. Colby Dice, 3. Chad Myers, 4. Daryl Beakler, 5. Dane Tobias, 6. Jason Houtz, 7. Levi Peck, 8. Jonathan Swift, 9. Brandon Hawkins, 10. Eric Forsythe, 11. Bob Brubaker, 12. Dave Hawkins, 13. Cody Hackenberry, 14. Cory Thornton, 15. Don Roush, 16. Tyler Reich, 17. Jerry Palm, 18. Mike Boer, 19. Michael Winkler, 20. Cory Myers, 21. Kylie Winkler.
305 Sprint: 1. Tyler Bear (Elliottsburg), 2. Ryan Lynn, 3. Tim Dietz, 4. Marcus Defreitas, 5. Scott Ellerman, 6. Tyler Lebo, 7. Kyle Lloyd, 8. Jake Waters, 9. Craig Myers, 10. Jeff Miller, 11. Mark Watkins.
600cc Micro Sprint: 1. Tyler Walton (Mifflintown), 2. Kameron Morral, 3. Garrett Bard, 4. Chase Dietz, 5. David Holbrook, 6. Travis Scott, 7. Timmie Barrick, 8. Brian Sherrill, 9. Colton Laughman, 10. Shelby Rowles, 11. Mike Rynard, 12. Hannah Riser, 13. Alex Potosky, 14. Geoff Gill, 15. Brock Zearfoss, 16. Devin Beidel, 17. Spencer Wassilewski, 18. Shannon Fisher, 19. Kenny Edkin, 20. Kris Walter, 21. Rich Glosser, 22. Zane Walter.
600cc Micro Sprint Stock: 1. Troy Rhone.
Mini Stock: 1. Ronnie Garlock (Mapleton), 2. Matt Williamson, 3. Myachia Bookwalter, 4. Barry Welch, 5. Travis Semple.
Coming up next weekend: Friday, May 11: 4-Cylinder Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks, and Street Stocks plus a candy scramble for kids.
Saturday, May 12: 270cc & 600cc Micro Sprints, 4- Cylinder Thunder Cars, Outlaw Classics, 4-Cylinder & 6-Cylinder Strictly Stocks, also makeup features for 270cc Micro Sprints, 4-Cylinder Thunder Cars, and Strictly Stocks.