Rain Postpones Budweiser Street
at Eriez Speedway
Rain threatened but did not
materialize and the Budweiser Street Stock Invitational was started promptly at
2:00 PM, then at 3:00 PM a heavy rainstorm hit the speedway forcing cancellation
of the event. Management announced that the race and Demolition Derby would be
held next Sunday at 2:00 pm. All rain checks will be honored and any new cars
will be given an opportunity to qualify. There were three qualifying heats for
Street Stocks with seven going to the feature and the remainder had to qualify
thru the consolation race.
John Kelsey and Wayne Watson were on the front row of consolation event
for the Street Stocks. Kelsey was in front by 10 car lengths on lap one when the
yellow flew for Mike Harmon who lost a right rear wheel on the front stretch.
Kelsey was placed in first with Tommy Fox second and Joe Heslop in the last
qualifying spot. Merle Burlingham and Wayne Watson completed the top five. Pat
McGuire moved to the third spot on the restart to second one lap later as he and
Tommy Fox passed Kelsey. Fox led with McGuire right on his bumper as they
started to work lap traffic. Fox never relinquished the inside and McGuire was
unable to make a pass. McGuire challenge ended with a flat on the last lap.
Tommy Fox won with McGuire second and Kelsey in the last qualifying spot.
Jim Tolan and Dan Maxim were the leaders at the end of the first lap of
the Four Cylinder Championship event. Steve Forstein was third with a smoking
Dale Wise fourth. Todd Cross made a move by Forstein and Wise to take the third
spot on lap four. The sky opened up at this point and the event was cancelled.
Heat 1: Bill Dunn, Mike Boyd, Mark Ramsey
2: Dennis Lunger, Fred McClanahan, Justin Kreider
3: Steve Hulings, Brian Crandall, Josh Lucas
Consolation: Tommy Fox, Pat McGuire, John Kelsey
Heat 1: Jim Tolon, Dale Wise, Jason Smith
2: Dan Maxim, Steve Forstein, Larry Taylor