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Shippensburg Speedway Crowns 2004 Champions

January 9th, 2005

The following Champions were crowned. In the Kart classes:
(425) Hunter Crane; (Heavy Champ) Eric Walker; (575) Joseph Scheuren III; (Box Stock Heavy) Keny Reed; (Quads) Dane Delancey; (Jr. Non) Adam Stonebraker; (Yamaha Restricted) Andy Pritt; (Yamaha) Jeffrey Shockey; (Box Stock Lite) Jason Brandt; (500) Mattew Lashbaugh; (Medium) Rick Hult; (Extra Heavy) Zachary Miller; (500 Cage) Tyler Leahy; (Lite Champ) Stephanie Rehbein; (Cyclone) Carlos Morgan.

In the Stock Car Divisions:
(Micro 600) Bo Gordon; (Micro 270) Gerrard McIntyre Jr; (Thunder) Chris Smith; (Mini Stock) Mike Kershner; (Modified Lite) Carl Copsey; (Junk Cars) Jermy Eutzy.

The 2005 season gets underway starting the first weekend in March.

Shippensburg 270 Micro Class Will Fly Without Wings

December 12th, 2004

In past years, the speedway would host 2 wingless events in late October, and the drivers
would always remark how they enjoyed racing wingless as it was placing the driving skill in the drivers hands. At a drivers meeting held on the last race date, promoter Roger Gettel put it to a vote if the drivers would enjoy racing the entire season wingless.

This was met with a very positive response, so Gettel decided to go ahead and schedule the entire season wingless. The 600 division will remain the same. The new season’s schedule is posted on their website at www.shippensburgspeedway.com.

Gettel is also bringing back the front wheel drive “Thunder” division and some special Sunday shows. The speedway banquet will be held on Saturday January 8th, and some tickets are still available. For more info on the banquet, check the website or call the speedway office at 717-532-8581.

Micro Season Finale To Brehm and Crull

October 31st, 2004

Bowie and Hall would swap second place several times before Bowie went in second for good on lap 15. At the line, it was Brehm followed by Bowie and Hall. Fourth went to Brehm’s teamate Todd Miller, and Carl Paige turned in a great drive to finish fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Patrick Milikowski, Bo Gordon, Mark Ewer, Jim Myers, and Dale Steward. Heats were won by John Baker, Bowie and Hall.

In the 600 event, it was Chris Crull earning a hard earned victory. Crull, who had another earlier win to his credit was able to start upfront by virture of winning his heat. For Crull, the win was not an easy one. First year driver Alex Bright bidding for his first win applied pressure for most of the race. Bright, who started 7th drove the best race of his young career. Moving into second by the halfway point, Bright would pull alongside Crull on numerous occasions, but Crull was able to pull in front off each corner. At the line it was Crull by less than a car length over Bright. Third went to Robbie Nixon, who battled Jimmy Dawson for much of the race. Dawson would settle for fourth and Bo Gordon would complete the top five. Zack Newlin, Doug Snyder, Patrick Milikowski, and Brian Woodson would complete the field finish. The heat win went to Crull.

In other action, it was Chambersburg’s Dave Edwards in victory lane again in the Thunder division. Edwards, who started on the pole was never seriously challenged and won going away. At the line it was Edwards by a straightaway over second place Keith Armolt. Third went to Bob Herlt while Dale Steward and Patrick McNaughton completed the field. The heat went to Edwards.

Over in the Mini Stocks, it was Jeremy Ott back in his familiar #10 and back in victory lane. The win for Ott would not be a easy one, as Larry Long with his best drive of the year would apply pressure to Ott for much of the race. At the line, it was Ott by 2 lengths over Long. Third went to last weeks winner Mike Kershner, while Troy Eckenrode has his season high best finish by capturing fourth, and fifth went to Keith Armolt. Sixth thru tenth were Bryan Neff, Gary Newell, Keith Bass, Danny Silvers, and Michael Kendrick. Heats went to Ott and Kershner.

The Modified Lite feature drew a unually small field with Eddie Benedict capturing the win over his teamate Gary Funck. Third went to Chris Gates. The heat went to Benedict.

This brings the season to a close at the speedway, with the awards banquet set for Saturday January 8th. Details are available on the website www.shippensburgspeedway.com.

Wingless Victories to Ney and Hall

October 25th, 2004

Various cautions would keep the field close, but Ney would pull away by several lengths on the restarts, and his margain of victory was 5 car lengths at the finish. Robbie Nixon, took over second on lap 13, but had to settle for second. Third place went to Doug Distasio, who turned in a fine drive. Fourth went to Jimmy Dawson, and Doug Snyder completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Patrick Milikowski, Dustin Sheffield, Bo Gordon, Dan Kanagy, and J.C. Walling. 600 Heats went to Ney and Sheffield.

Jason Hall returned to victory lane for the second time this year in the 270 division. With a large field of cars that required five heats and 3 consi’s, Hall was able to withstand the challenge from numerous competors. Starting the feature in fifth spot, Hall took over the lead when early race leader Lin Bowie and Bo Gordon came together in turn three. From there, Hall had to fight off challenges from Mike Holley and Rick Brehm. Holley, who by far had one of the most impressive drives this year started in 22nd spot. Working traffic to perfection, Holley took over second on lap 12, but slowed and came to a halt on lap 14. This would move Brehm, who started 11th into second. Following a fuel stop on lap 15, Brehm would apply pressure each lap, but Hall was able to shut the door on each challenge and win by 2 lengths. Third place went to Dave Thrush, while fourth and fifth went to Bob Maxwell and Eric Walls. Sixth thru tenth went to Todd Miller, Greg Miller, Carl Paige, Patrick Milikowski, and John Baker. Heats went to A.J. Bast, Todd Miller, Dave Thrush, Lin Bowie, and Jason Hall. The consi’s were won by Pete Allison and Mike Holley.

In other action, it was Chris Smith once again in victory lane. Smith would battle Keith Armolt throughout the entire race, but was able to hang on and win by just a length over Armolt. Mike Brindle would take home third, while Bob Herlt would capture fourth, and R. T. Bulger would take home fifth. Dale Steward and Doug Wright would complete the finish order. The heat was won by Smith.

In the Mini Stock event, it was Mike Kershner taking the win. Kershner, who started upfront was able to hold off Mike Kalinek for a 2 car length win. Third place went to Larry Long, while Gary Newell and Jason Armolt completed the top five. Wes Hurd, Tony Linn, Joe Linn and Danny Silvers completed the final finish. The heat win went to Kershner.

In the Modified Lite feature, it was Eddie Benedict back in victory lane. Benedict, has been the hotest driver in that division for the last 2 months with several wins and top five finishes. Benedict, who started on the pole via winning his heat was never seriously challenged. Josh Sigman came home a strong second. Third went to Gary Funck, while Dave Quaste and Denny Kaylor completed the field. Benedict was the heat winner.

In the Mechanics races, it was Roger Hurrell and Harold Smith both declaired winners in the Thunder division. Smith and Hurrell tangle close to the finish resulting in Hurrell crossing the line upside down. Hurrell was shaken in the incident, but was ok.

Shawn Sanders turned in a great drive to capture the 600 win, while Steve Loy was the Modified Lite victor, while Kenny Thomas captured the Mini Stock event and Bill Brenner won the 270 Micro feature.

Lamphere and Gordon Triumphant

October 10th, 2004

A yellow on lap 15 for Alex Bright who contacted the fourth turn wall after losing a right rear wheel wiped out a huge lead Lamphere had built up. On the restart, Lamphere simply drove away and won by 6 car lengths over Doug Snyder, who had a season best second place finish. Third went to Bo Gordon, while Patrick MiliKpwski and Dan Kanagy completed the top five. J.C. Walling, Charlie Groling, Chuck Fletcher, and Alex Bright completed the field. The heat was won by Lamphere.

In the 270 event it was Baltimore MD’s Bo Gordon besting the field. Gordon, who has had his problems with his 270 earlier in the year has come on strong. Starting from his fourth starting spot, Gordon overtook race leader Kelly Hall on lap 3. From there Gordon ran off and had over a quarter lap lead at the end. Hall came home a season high second. Brad Weber drove a strong race to finish third, while Broc Lawerence and Patrick Milikowski completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Eric Walls, Dave Thrush, Randy Hake, Hank Donovan, and Charles French. 270 heats were won by Hall and Walls.

In other action, it was Keith Armolt being declared the winner after a last lap tangle involving leader Chris Smith and Jeff Arnsberger. Smith battled both Arnsberger and early leader Dave Thomas before taking the lead on lap 12. Arnsberger took over second from Armolt and began to reel in Smith. As the two front runners exited turn two Arnsberger and Smith made contact resulting in Smith heading from the pits and Arnsberger being moved to the back of the field. At the finish it was Armolt, followed by R.T. Bulger who had his best finish. Third went to Doug Wright, while Mike Mayer and Chris Smith completed the top five.

Sixth thru tenth were Jeff Arnsberger, Lyle Barnes, Jason Jumper, Jermey Ott and Dave Thomas. Heats were won by Thomas and Smith.

In Mini Stock action it was Jeremy Ott climbing into a car usually driven by Eddie Kirby and grabbing a hard earned victory. Ott, who started fourth took over the lead from early leader Mike Kalinek and was able to hold off both Kalinek and Mike Kershner. At the line it was Ott, followed by Kalinek, and kershner. Bryan Neff finished fourth while Larry Baker came home fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Mike Create, Dave Edwards, Gary Newell, Keith Bass and Russ Clavey. Heats were won by Kalinek and Ott.

In the Modified Lite event is was Denny Kaylor earning his first win of the year. Don Wise came home second.

In the Powder Ruff races for the ladies, the victories went to Kelsea Lamphere in the 600. Angie Guarine in the 270 event. Christie Edwards in the Thunder, and Tanya Starliper
in the Mini Stock event.

Next Week are the Mechanic’s races for all divisions in addition to the regular program. Gates open at 11 with warm ups beginning at 2 PM.

Dawson & Thush Claim First Firsts

October 2nd, 2004

A caution was waved for Kevin Lamphere who had early handling problems looping his mount in turn two and again in turn three to closed up the field. But Dawson was able to keep in command on the restart. Gordon was able to pull along side several times in turn one, but Dawson was able to power off and stay in front. At the line it was Dawson by two lengths over Gordon. Lamphere, came charging back thru the field and was fastly closing on Dawson and Gordon, but came home a strong third. Fourth went to Alex Bright while Fidth went to J.C Walling with his best finish this year. Rounding out the field was Ron May, Patrick Milikowski, and Jimmy Combs. The heat event was won by Dawson.

In the 270 event it was David Thrush capturing his first win of the year. Thrush, who has only starting competing at the speedway in September looked very impressive. Starting on the outside of the front row, Thursh took command immediately. Greg Miller who started alongside of Thrush settled into second, but was unable to pose any type of threat to Thrush. At the end of the non-stop event, it was Thrush with a straightaway lead. Miller came home second. Bo Gordon came home third, while fourth went to Kelly Hall and Patrick Milikowski came home fifth. John Baker, Mark Geib and Brandon Myers completed the finish. The heat went to Miller.

In other action, it was Chris Smith taking the Thunder event. Smith who started fourth assumed the lead when race leader Kyle Martin was disqualified from the event. In victory lane Smith was at a loss as to why Martin was removed from event and stated that the win should be Martins. Dave Thomas, who battled Smith throughout the event settled for second, while Tina Ingram came home a strong third. Fourth went to Dave Edwards, while Don Stoudt came home fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Russ Clavey, Keith Armolt, Jason Jumper, Jeff Arnsburger and Kyle Martin. The heat win went to Smith.

Over in the Modified Lite division, it was Carl Copsey finding his way once again to victory lane. Copsey, who has won numerous features this year was able to withstand constant pressure from Eddie Benedict, who also has several wins to his credit. At the line it was Copsey, by two lengths over Benedict. Ted Hoch came home a strong third, while Gary Funck and Kevin Robb completed the top five. Denny Kaylor, Bill Robb and Kirk Graham completed the field. Copsey was the heat winner.

The Mini Stock event was an action packed event as 17 cars answered the call for the feature. It was Jermey Ott taking a hard earned win. Ott, who has his front end damage from an incident in warmups had to withstand pressure from Mike Kershner. Kershner took over second on lap 10, and was able to stand on Otts bumper to the end. Ott, who used the high groover to take the lead, switched to the low groove and was able to keep Kershner from getting by on the inside. At the line, it was Ott by a car length over Kershner. Bryan Neff was third, while Mark Lenker and Ed Kirby completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth was Wes Hurd, Tony Linn, Jimmy Combs, Gary Newell, and Bill Bass. The heats were won by Kershner and Lenker. That concludes the point races for all divisions. The track switches to an earlier start of 2 p.m. for the remainder of the season. Next week features “Powder Puff” races for all division following the conclusion of the regular program.

Bowie Scores His First Win in 270 Class

September 26th, 2004

Starting on the pole his took command on the opening lap and was able to withstand the pressure applied all race long by Gerard McIntyre who was never more than 2 car lengths from Bowie the entire race. At the finish it was Bowie by two lengths. McIntyre settled for second. Third place went to Bo Gordon. Fourth place went to Jason Hall while John Baker had his season high finish for fifth. Kelly Hall, Ricky Stonebraker, Ed Stine and Mike Demlier completed the field. The heat race was won by Jason Hall.

In the 600 event, it was Robbie Nixon once again in victory lane. Nixon, who has really come on strong in the last month was never seriously challenged. Bo Gordon moved into second after mechanical problems forced Ron May to drop off the pace, but Nixon was just too strong. Several cautions would bunch up the field, but Nixon would drive off at the restart. At the line it was Nixon by 6 lengths over Gordon. Chris Crull captured third, while Alex Bright took a season high fourth place, and May came home fifth. Dustin Sheffield and Kevin Lamphere completed the field. The heat was won by Gordon.

In other action, it was Don Stoudt winning his first feature of the year in the Thunder division. Stoudt who started up front did not have an easy time of it. Tina Ingram, who started back in eleventh spot worked her way thru the field and moved into second by lap thirteen. A caution was waved on lap fourteen, but Stoudt was able to maintain the lead on the caution and won by 2 lengths over Ingram. Third place went to Dave Thomas, Martin was fourth while Russ Clavey had another top five finish taking fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Dave Edwards, Mike Brindle, Abe Edwards, Dale Steward, and Jason Jumper. Heats were won by Dave Edwards and Clavey.

Jerry Bard, making a rare appearance looked impressive in taking the Mini Stock event. In only his second appearance, Bard took over the lead from early leader Larry Long, and was able to hold off Jeremy Ott who had taken over second by lap 10. Ott, was able to close to within 4 car lengths of Bard, but got no closer and settled for second. Third place went to Mike Kershner. Fourth was Tony Linn, while Ed Halter completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth was Troy Eckenrode, Larry Long, Dave Frederick, Mark Lenker, and Gary Newell. Heats were won by Bard and Kershner.

In the Modified Lite event, it was Gary Funck taking another win. Funck, who battled Josh Sigman for several laps had to also withstand a late charge from muti time winner Carl Copsey. At the finish it was Funck by 2 lengths over Sigman who edged Copsey for second. Copsey was third, while Kevin Robb and Ted Hoch completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Eddie Benedict, Bill Robb, Vic Bowders, Kirk Graham, and Denny Kaylor. Benedict and Copsey were heat winners.

Next Saturday the speedway switches to its fall schedule with a 4 o’clock start time.

Young & Rutherford Battle to Winner’s Circle

September 19th, 2004

By winning his heat and the draw for the feature, Young was able to start on the front row. He quickly assumed command and was never seriously challenged, despite several cautions which bunched up the field.

Brandon Little moved into second after the caution came out for a spin by Robbie Nixon.
Little kept Young in his sights, but Young was too strong for any serious threat. In victory lane Young remarked “The track was really great and our car was really hooked up tonight” By the way he was able to pull away, Young was certainly correct. Little held onto second, while Bo Gordon, who started seventh came home third. Fourth place went to Chris Crull while Doug Snyder captured fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Mike Rutherford, Robbie Nixon, Joey Smith, Kevin Lamphere, and Dustin Sheffield. Heats were won by Yong and Nixon.

In the 270 event, it was Mike Rutherford capturing his first win at the oval this year.
Making a rare appearance, Rutherford immediately pressured early race leader Brandon Yarlett. Yarlett, who several times this year has lead, only to have lady luck frown on him once again had this happen. On lap 12, something let go as Yarlett started down the
backstrech, and he immediately headed for the pits, handing the lead over to Rutherford. Once in command, Rutherford won going away. In victory lane Rutherford said “Our car really takes to this speedway. We have ran well each time we come here.” Gerard McIntyre moved into second, but was able to to close any ground on the streaking Rutherford, and settled for second. Third place went to Todd Miller, while Mike Holley and Todd Steffy completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Bo Gordon, Ricky Stonebraker, Amanda Schlegel, Lin Bowie, and Bob Brubaker. Heats were taken by Rutherford, Miller, and McIntyre.

In other action, it was Chris Smith capturing the Thunder Division feature. Smith, who started on the outside pole took command from the start. Pole sitter Kyle Martin battled Tina Ingram for second for much of the event. At the finish, it was Smith by 6 car lenghts over Martin. Ingram came home third, while Russ Clavey, and Keith Armolt completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Dave Edwards, R.T. Bulger, Jason Jumper. Don Stoudt, and Dave Thomas. Heats were won by Ingram and Clavey.

Over in the Mini Stocks, it was Mike Crate finding his was to the winners circle for the first time this year. The caution filled feature was actually cut short due to the time limit being reached. Tony Linn battled Crate for much of the event, was came up short and settled for second. Third place went to Jermey Ott, while Bryan Neff captured fourth and Wes Hurd came home fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Ralph Morgan, Troy Eckenrode, Mike Kalinek, Ed Halter, and Dave Frederick. Heats were won by Ott and Neff.

In the Modified Lites, it was Eddie Benedict making it two in a row. Benedict, had to start in the rear but it made no difference as he caught race leader Josh Sigman on lap 18 and won by 4 car lenghts. Gary Funck took second, while Carl Copsey was third. Sigman faded back to fourth, while Bill Robb completed the top five. Modified heat was won by Sigman.

Arnold Takes 600 Thiller, Gordon Bugs Out In 270 Event

September 11th, 2004

Lap after lap Glenn would move up to challenge Young, but each time Young would close the door on Glenn. Arnold, who started 4th settled into 3rd. On the start of the white flag lap Glenn and Young got together in turn one, resulting in Young going pitside and Glenn being placed in the rear.

Arnold then assumed the point, and from there he was able to take his first win at the speedway this year. Bo Gordon, who started sixth came home second, while Mark Strickler was third. Fourth went to Jeff Stelter, while Robbie Nixon completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Dustin Sheffield, Jimmy Glenn, Chris Crull, Chris Glenn, and Jimmy Young. Heats were won by Bo Gordon and Jimmy Glenn.

In the 270 event, Baltimore MD’s Bo Gordon made a strong statement that he had indeed worked out the bugs in his 270 mount. Gordon, who has led numerous 270 features this year only to have something go awry, this time left no doubt. Starting on the pole, Gordon immediately opened up a huge lead over second place Ricky Stonebraker. By the halfway point, Gordon had opened up a quarter track lead over his nearest competitor.

A caution on lap 14 bunched up the field, but on the restart, Gordon left no doubt who was in command. When the checkered fell it was Gordon by 15 car lenghts over Stonebraker, who had his best finish of the year. Third place went to Todd Miller, while Jimmy Dawson and Rick Brehm finished 4th and 5th. Sixth thru tenth were Mike Holley, Gerard McIntyre, Mike Schreiber, Jason Hall, and John Baker. Heats were won by Brehm and McIntyre.

In other action it was Dave Edwards back in victory lane in the Thunder Car feature. Edwards, who started up front was able to hold off Chris Smith who had moved into second on lap six. At the checkered it was Edwards by 5 car lengths over Smith. Third went to Jeff Arnsberger. Keith Armolt took 4th, while Tina Ingram completed the top five.
Sixth thru tenth were Dave Thomas, Kyle Martin, Lyle Barnes, Dave Ricker, and Abe Edwards. Thunder heats were won by Dave Edwards and Jason Jumper.

In the Mini Stock event, it was Mike Kershner back in the win column. The popular Kershner started 6th, and took over the lead getting by both early race leader Herb Milburn and Mark Lenker.

Once in front, Kershner was able to hold off Milburn and Lenker and win by 5 car lengths. Lenker settled for second, while Milburn had a fine drive to place third. Fourth went to Tony Linn, while Mike Crate completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Danny Silver, Bryan Neff, Gary Newell, Billy Bass, and Larry Long. Mini Stocks heats were won by Neff and Lenker

In the special slick track race for the Junk Car class, it was once again Jermey Eutzy taking another win. Eutzy, who had a tough outing the time before, came with a different car and drove to victory once again.

Finishing second was Mike Brindle, Third went to Dave Edwards. Fourth went to Rusty Neil, and Lyle Barnes finished the top five. Sixth thru tenth was Chris Eutzy, Geoff Shenk, Cory Lynch, Keith Hippensteel, and Craig Hill. Junk Car heats were won by Barnes and Edwards.

Nixon Grabs Second Win, McIntyre Repeats

September 5th, 2004

Hauck settled for a strong second. Third place went to Shawn Doebrich. Fourth place was taken by Kerry Schanz and Chris Crull was fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Kevin Lamphere, Dan Kanagy, Dustin Sheffield, Bo Gordon, and Ron May. Heats were won by Shanz and Hauck.

In the 270 event it was Gerard McIntyre back in victory lane. Pole sitter Brandon Yarlett took the early lead and looked to be on his way to capturing his first win. However, on lap 9 Yarlett entered turn 3 and 4 and something went array causing his to spin. McItyre, who had settled into second assumed the lead, and from there he was able to hold off a charging Bo Gordon for the win. Gordon, who started in the 9th spot has had his share of misfortune in his 270 mount appears to have gotten the bugs worked out. Finishing a close third was Todd Miller. Fourth went to Jimmy Dawson who had started 12th, and Mike Holley completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Ricky Stonebraker, Carl Paige, Ken Poff, bardon Yarlett, and Mike Schreiber. Points lead Rick Brehm once again had lady luck frown on him. Brehm, who had charged up to 3rd, slowed and came to a halt on the frontstrech, and wound up finishing 15th. Heats went to McIntyre and Holley.

In other action, it was local drive Dave Thomas taking another Thunder win. Thomas, who started 7th, worked his way to the front by lap 8 and from there was able to drive away and win by 8 lengths over Chris Smith, who battled Don Stoudt for much of the event for second. Stoudt settled for third, while Keith Armolt and Dave Edwards finished out the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Jeff Arnsberger, Jason Jumper, Abe Edwards, Russ Clavey, and Dave Ricker. Heats went to Thomas and Abe Edwards.

In a very exciting Mini Stock feature, it was Bryan Michaels coming out on top. Michaels has his hands full for the entire feature. Starting from the outside pole, Michaels dropped back in the early part of the feature. Once he settled in 5th, he began to work his way back towards the front. After taking the lead from race leader Mark Lenker, Michaels had to hold off both Roman Bard, and Ronnie Buck. At the finish, it was Michaels by 2 car lengths over Bard. Buck finished a solid third, while Lenker settled for fourth, and Bryan Neff completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Mike Kalinek. Steve McCartney, Tony Linn, Ed Halter, and Dave Edwards. Heats went to Buck and Mike Kershner.

In the Modified Lite feature it was Eddie Benedict winning his seond of the year. Benedict, who started upfront drove away from the field to win by 10 car lengths over Kevin Robb. Third went to Gary Funck while fourth and fifth went to Carl Copsey and Mike Derr. Rounding out the field was Denny Kaylor, Bill Robb and Ronnie Bloom. Modified heat was won by Gary Funck.

Racing returns next week with the Junk Cars taking to the speedway with another Slick Track race.

Dawson Captures First Win, Lamphere Gets Another

August 30th, 2004

Brehm who has won several features this year and is the current point leader was unable to mount a serious threat to Dawson. Todd Miller, who is the team mate to Brehm came home a strong third, while Mike Holley finished fourth, and Bo Gordon captured fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Brandon Yarlett, Steve Granentino, Gerard McIntyre, Jason Hall, and Lucas Hoover. The heats were won by Miller and Holley.

In 600 action, it was Meheim, PA.’s Kevin Lamphere scoring another 600 win. Lamphere started upfront and shot into the lead on the opening lap. Last weeks feature winner
Scott Shaffer was busy working his way thru the field, and by lap 12 had worked his way into second. A yellow flag on lap 13 closed up the field and many thought it would provide an exciting finish, but Lamphere was able to drive away to a 4 car length lead and hold that for the remainder of the 20 lap event. Shaffer settled for second, while Robbie Nixon, who battled Shaffer for second came home third. Fourth went to Dan Kanagy and Bo Gordon completed the top five. Denny Landvater was sixth, Seventh was Dustin Sheffield, Eighth was Ron May, and Chris Crull completed the field. The Micro 600 heat was won by Bo Gordon.

In Thunder car action is was Jeff Arnsberger capturing his second win of the year. Arnsberger, who started the race from the pole was able to hold off a charging Lyle Barnes
who took over second on lap 12. At the line it was Arnsberger by 2 lengths over Barnes who settled for second. Third place went to Keith Armolt, while Dave Edwards finished fourth and Chris Smith came home fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Tina Ingram, Jeremy Ott, R.T. Bulger, Jason Jumper, and Russ Clavey. Heats were won by Ingram and Barnes.

In a exciting Mini Stock event, it was Jeremy Ott taking the win. While the winner was decided early, it was the race for second thru fifth that had the crowd excited. Last weeks feature winner Ronnie Buck finally took over second on lap sixteen but was unable to overtake Ott and had to settle for second. Third went to Mike Kershner, while fourth place went to Mike Kalinek, his best finish this year, and Bryan Michaels completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Larry Long, Bryan Neff, Mike Crate, Ed Halter and Troy Eckerode. Heats were taken by Ott and Lenker.

In the Modifed Lite event, it was Carl Copsey returning to the winner’s circle. Copsey, who had been so dominate in the early part of the year, had has his share of misforturne the last several weeks. Starting upfront, Copsey was able to drive away to a 8 car length lead and hold off Gary Funck for the win. Third went to Ted Hoch, while Kevin Robb and Bill Robb completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Ronnie Bloom, Jimmy Foard, Eddie Benedict, Vic Bowders, and Mike Derr. The Modifed heats was won by Copsey.

Racing returns next Saturday night at the Cumberland Valley oval with warmups at 6 PM.

Shaffer and McIntyre Score Victories

August 22nd, 2004

From there he was able to pressure Shaffer for the remainder of the main event. Several cautions would bunch of the field, but Shaffer would get a great start each time and was able to score another victory this year. In victory lane Shaffer remarked. “We struggled the last several weeks, but tonight the track was awesome”. I was able to power off 1 & 2 and it feels great to be win again”. Hauck came home a strong second. Third went to last weeks winner Jimmy Young who started 12th. Fourth was taken by Mark Strickler, while Gordon came home fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Dan Kanagy, Ron May, Robbie Nixon, Denny Landvater, and Dustin Sheffield. Heats were won by Gordon and Shaffer.

In the 270 event, it was Gerard McIntyre capturing another win. McIntyre, who is a battle with Rick Brehm for the points title made the the most of his third starting spot. Pole sitter Mike Holley jumped in front, only to have something let loose on his mount causing it to spin and come to rest sideways on the backstrech. McIntyre had moved into second at that point and assumed command on the restart. Greg Miller who started sixth was able to take over second by the halfway point of the race, but was unable to overtake McIntyre. Brehm, who battled much of the race with Bo Gordon came home third. Gordon held onto fourth, while Jimmy Dawson came home fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Ricky Stonebraker, Todd Steffy, Todd Miller, Ray Myers Jr. and Kory Merkey. Heats were won by Miller and Steffy.

In the Thunder division, it was Dave Thomas from Shippensburg capturing another win. Drawing the number one spot for the feature, Thomas was able to withstand the pressure from Lyle Barnes once he took over second spot. Barnes was able to pull alongside Thomas on several occassons, but each time Thomas was able to shut the door on Barnes, who settled for second. Third went to Dave Edwards, while Keith Armolt and Abe Edwards completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Ron Mowery, Chris Smith, Jason Jumper, Mike Brindle, and Travis Heckman. Heats were won by Thomas and Smith and Jeff Arnsberger.

In an exciting Mini Stock event, it was Ronnie Buck capturing his first win of the year. Buck, who began racing here this year has look impressive with steady improvement each week. Drawing the pole position for the feature, Buck was able to grab the lead on the opening lap. Multi time feature winner Bryan Michaels moved into second and from there it was a battle throughout the event. Each time Buck opened up a few car lengths lead, Michaels was able to close back up using traffic to his advantage. At the line it was Buck, by two car lengths over Michaels. Brayn Neff came home third, while Ed Halter captured fourth and Larry Stine came home fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Mike Kershner, Dave Edwards, Ed Kirby, Mark Lenker, and Danny Silvers. Heats were won by Stine and Halter.

In the special slick track race for the Junk Cars, it was Mike Brindle capturing his first win of the year. Brindle grabbed the early lead and was never challenged.
Finishing second was Fred Shenk, while Toby Hippensteel took third. Fourth went to Lyle Barnes, while Cory Lynch came home fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Jeremy Eutzy, Keith Armolt, Danny McHenry, Geoff Shenk, and Joe Singer.
Heats were won by Eutzy and Barnes.

Young Tops 600′s, Callahan Bests 270 Event

August 15th, 2004

Early race leader Kerry Schanz held the top spot before looping his mount. Taking over the top spot was Rod Schell. Young who started third took advantage of restart and slip under Schell in turn one. Once in front, he was drove away to win by 8 car lengths. Schell held on for second. Third went to Ron May, while Denny Landvater came home fourth, and Chris Crull grabbed the fifth spot. Sixth thru tenth were Dustin Sheffield, Kerry Schanz, Kevin Lamphere, Bo Gordon, and Adam Haney. Heats were won by Young and Schanz.

In the 270 event, Jimmy Callahan made his first visit this year a profitable one by capturing his the 270 feature. Callahan started on the outside of the front row and outraced Gerard McIntyre into turn one. From there Callahan was in command throughout the event that saw the field bunched up several times due to several spins and tangles. McIntyre finished a strong second. Jimmy Dawson which his best drive all season captured third, while Jason Hall, and Todd Miller completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Mike Holley, Rick Brehm, Ricky Stonebraker, Lucas Hoover, and Adam Haney. Heats were won by Callahan and Gerard McIntyre.

In other action, it was Chris Smith back in the winner circle in the Thunder Division. It had been a while since Smith had won, and he was happy to visit victory lane once again. Starting upfront, Smith took command and was able to withstand a late charge by Keith Armolt to win by 3 car lengths. Last weeks winner Dave Thomas worked his way through the field to finish a strong third, while R.T. Bulger had his best finish to date with a fourth, and the same for Abe Edwards to capture fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Russ Clavey, Travis Heckman, Dale Steward, Tina Ingram, and Kyle Martin. Heats were won by Tina Ingram and Thomas.

In an exciting Modified Lite event, Eddie Benedict captured his first win of the year. Benedict who has been running strong all year only to have some misforture keep him from victory was not to be denied. Kevin Robb grabbed the early lead and was able to hold off Benedict for much of the race. Benedict who was able to pull alongside Robb numerous times, used a bold outside pass coming out of turn two to forge in front. Once in front, he drove away and won by 8 lengths. Robb held on for second, followed by Gary Funck, Denny Kaylor, and Jimmy Foard completed the top five. The heat was won by Jimmy Foard.

The Mini Stock event saw Mark Lenker capturing another vistory. The victory did not come easy, as several cautions would wipe out any lead that Lenker enjoyed. Mike McDonald with his best finish of the season would bring home second by holding off multi-time winner Bryan Michaels who started in 12th and worked his way to third. Fourth place went to Jeremy Ott, while Mike Kershner completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Mark Diggs, Bryan Neff, Chuck Ingram, Ed Halter, and Larry Long. Heats were won by Ott, and Ingram. Racing returns to the oval next Saturday night which the return of the Junk cars in their “Slick Track Race”.

Lamphere Tops 600 Field

August 7th, 2004

Outside pole sitter Jim Young shot into the lead and looked like it was going to be his race to win. Pack in the pack, Lamphere, along with former winner Scott Shaffer and Robbie Nixon were busy working their way forward. Young’s chances for victory faded, as on lap 14 he went into turn three and looped his mount bringing out the caution flag. Lamphere, who had worked his way into second took over the top spot and was able to drive to a five car length win. Lamphere, who is a crowd favorite with his famous “Dirt Donuts” remarked
in victory lane, “My crew chief kept telling me to be patient and let the track come to me which is exactly what I did”. Chris Crull who started eighth came home second, followed by Scott Shaffer, Robbie Nixon, and Dustin Sheffield. Sixth thru tenth were Ron Zimmerman, Ron May, Bo Gordon, Adam Haney, and Jim Young. Heats were won by Shaffer and Danny Kanagy.

Jake Mays came out of retirement to substitue for Mike Holley and drove to victory in the 270 event. The caution filled event started out with Bo Gordon flipping on his side on the front strech after a opening lap caution. Gordon was uninjured, but his mount sustained damaged and forced him to the pits for the night. Mays who started on the pole quickly jumped to the lead. Numerous cautions throughout the event kept the field close, but Mays was able to drive away each time. His son Jimmy Mays made it a family affair by coming home second. Mike Rutherford making his first visit to the oval looked impressive by grabbing the third spot after a race battle with Steve Granentino. Granentino with his best finish this season captured fourth, and Greg Miller completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Ricky Stonebraker, Rick Brehm, Gerard McIntyre, Marcus DeFreitas, and Lin Bowie. Brehm, Jimmy Mays and Granentino were the heat winner.

In other action it was Dave Thomas winning his first Thunder feature of the season. Thomas, who has been running upfront all season took the lead on lap 10 ans was able to wirhstand the pressure from Chris Smith to capture the win. Smith was second, followed by Dave Edwards, Russ Clavey, and Chuck Ingram. Sixth thru tenth were Keith Armolt, R.T. Bulger, Kyle Martin, Lyle Barnes, and Dave Strwart. Heats were won by Chris Smith and Chuck Ingram.

The Mini Stock event saw Bryan Michaels holding off Mike Kershner to capture another win. An unusual caution filled event had the feature end early because of the time limit. Kershner came home a strong second followed by Ronnie Buck, Jeremy Ott, and Chuck Ingram. Sixth thru tenth were Bryan Neff, Larry Long, Dave Edwards, Ed Halter, and Mark Lenker. Heats were won by Edwards and Michaels.

The Modified Lite feature also turned out to be a caution filled affair with Jimmy Foard capturing the win. Foard who hails from Prince Ford Maryland, was never seriously challenged. Gary Funck took second while Todd Rahley, Bill robb and Matt Jester completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Kirk Grahm, Eddie Benedict, Carl Copsey, Jerron Faison, and Ronnie Bloom. Heats were won by Rahley and Kevin Robb.

600 Finishing Order:
Kevin Lamphere, Chris Crull, Scott Shaffer, Robbie Nixon, Dustin Sheffield, Ron Zimmerman, Ron May, Bo Gordon, Adam Haney, Jim Young, Dan Kanagy, Kevin Frey, Rich Gilmore, Justin Frontz, Robert Green, Denny Landvater, J.C. Walling, Richard Green.

270 Finishing Order:
Jake Mays, Jimmy Mays, Mike Rutherford, Steve Granentino, Greg Miller, Ricky Stonebraker, Rick Brehm, Gerard McIntyre, Marcus DeFreitas, Lin Bowie, Shawn Lamphere, Dillion Mays, Adam Haney, Ken Poff, John Baker, Nate Snyder, Todd Miller, Todd Steffy, Jason Stahl, Brandon Yarlett, Jason Hall, Dave Socks, Bo Gordon, Lucas Hoover, Thomas Smith, Bob Brubaker.

Shippensburg Washes Out

July 31st, 2004

Shaffer & Brehm Return To Victory Lane

July 18th, 2004

It was clear that Shaffer and his crew had done just that. By winning his heat, Shaffer was able to start on the outside of the front row, and was able to outrace Robbie Nixon to the first turn. From there he was able to withstand the constant pressure Nixon applied. At the finish it was Shaffer by two car lengths over Nixon. Kevin Lamphere who had had several tough weeks looked like he was back in the groove finishing a strong third. Last weeks winner Bo Gordon was fourth and Dusty Sheffield came home fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Denny Landvater, Chris Cruell, Adam Haney, Alex Bright, and Kevin Gruber. Heats were won by Shaffer and Bright.

Shermandale’s Rick Brehm was finally able to squash the bad luck bugs as he roared to another 270 victory. The current points leader had been having his share of bad breaks
but he left no doubt that he was back Saturday night. The very popular Brehm was able to draw a good starting spot in the feature and took command on the opening lap. From there
he was able to build up a small lead and maintain it throughout the race. Multi time feature winner Gerard McIntyre moved into second by lap 8 but was unable to mount any serious threat for the remaining 12 laps. Jason Hall grabbed third while Dave Socks and Todd Miller completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Jimmy Mays, Bo Gordon, Dillion Mays, Brandon Yarlett, and Bobby Hyatt. Heats were won by Gordon and Jim Dawson.

In the Modified Lite division it was Dover Delaware’s Erik McKinney making his first visit to the speedway a successful one. Driving his R&F Auto Sales sponsored #1, McKinney
looked impressive. Early race leader Todd Rahley looked like he had the field checked. Several cautions kept the field close, but Rahley was able to pull away each time. Then
on lap 17, Rahley’s car got loose coming out of turn two and he lost his mount on the backstrech. Another caution on lap 18 would bunch up the field, and provide for an exciting finish. With numerous drivers making their first appearance this year, they looked impressive by taking the top three spots. Following McKenny to the line in second was Kerron Faison. Third went to Joe Caudwell, followed by Dennis Kaylor and Kirk Graham. Sixth thru tenth were Carl Copsey, Kevin Robb, Bill Robb, Todd Rahley, and Vic Bowders. Heats were won by Rahley and Copsey

The Mini Stock division was one that was exciting from start to finish. Early pace setter Larry Long was able to withstand the onslaught for the first 12 laps. On lap 13, Long got a little high coming out of turn four. That was all that second place Mike Kershner needed as he dove under and took over. Kershner was able to withstand the pressure and went on to win by two car lengths over Bryan Michaels. Third went to Ronnie Buck, while Long and Roman Bard completed the top five. Sixth thru tenth were Jeremy Ott, Mike McDonald, Brayn Neff, Mark Lenker and Tony Lynn. Heats were won by Kershner and Mark Lenker

In Thunder action Jeff Arnsburger captured his second win of the year. Leader Keith Armolt looked like he had himself another win, but on lap 18 his motor expired on the frontstrech handing over the lead to Arnsburger. From there, Arnsburger was able to hold off Dave Thomas. Third place went to Tina Ingram, while Chris Smith and Kyle Martin completed the top five. Heats were won by Thomas and Arnsburger.

Miller wins his first 270 in 04

July 12th, 2004

Starting near the front, Miller took the lead on the opening lap. Several cautions would bunch up the field, but Miller would pull away on each restart. Bo Gordon has
seemed to turn his luck around in this division and came home a strong second. Third place went to Jim Dawson, finishing fourth was Gerard McIntyre, and Steve Granentino completed. Sixth thru tenth were Dave Socks, Lin Bowis, Steve Arnold, Jason Hall and Ray Hake.

In the 600 event, Bo Gordon was back in victory lane. Gordon, who hails from Baltimore, MD. drove his Gordon’s Cycle sponsored machine to a ten car length victory. Several cautions would close up the field, but Gordon would drive away on each restart. Chris Cruell would finish second. Robbie Nixon was third. Fourth went to Shaun Doerich, and Dustin Sheffield captured fifth.
Sixth place went to Kevin Lamphere, followed by Ted Zimmerman, Kevin Gruber, and Jeff Stelter.

In other action, it was Dave Edwards capturing his first win of the year in the Thunder division. The popular local driver has been running very strong this year, and this night he was not to be denied. Pressured for most of the event, Edwards was able to hold off Jeff Armsburger for his
first win this season. Arnsburger finished second. Tina Ingram drive a great race to finish third. Fourth place went to Ed Halter, while Keith Armolt finished fifth. Sixth thru tenth were Chris Smith, Dave Thomas, Russ Clavey, R.T. Bulger, and Dale Steward.

The Mini Stock feature was captured by Larry Stine. Stine who has jumped out front several times this year,. only to have bad luck find him was happy with his first win this year. Brian Michaels took over second on lap 11, but was able to overtake Stine. At the finish it was Stine by 5 car
lengths followed by Michaels. Third went to Roman Bard, followed by Jermey Ott and Larry Long.

In Junk Car action, it Jeremey Eutzy once again in victory lane. It was Eutzy’s third win of the year.