Pa.: The Tim Chitwood
Thrill Show and “Junk Yard Wars – Eriez Style” headlined the events
sponsored by Seamans Auto Wrecking at Eriez Speedway. Tim Chitwood performed
several stunts through out the evening’s events. Rich Gardner cruised to his
third feature win in the Super Late Model division. Bob Vogt Jr. won the first
Spectator feature for his second win of the season, as did Brian Crandall in the
second Spectator feature. Dave Hess Jr. passed Mike Hess on lap eight for his
eight win of the season. Terry Daniels made his
first trip to victory lane at Eriez in the Outlaw Cadet class. Dan Osborne won
his sixth in the Four Cylinder class. Pat McGuire led from lap three in the
Budweiser Super Sportsman class winning his third of the season. Rookie Andy
Knight won the Limited Late Model feature in convincing fashion. The “Junk
Yard War – Eriez Style” demo was won by Bill Van Gilder with Ray Crawford in
the number two spot.
Doug Eck and Rich Gardner were on the front row of the Super Late Model
feature with Andy Boozel and Scott Gurdak in row two. Eck led the first lap with
Gardner second and Gurdak third. Rookie Paul Briggs was in the fourth spot and
Boozel in fifth. The field quickly became spread out on the speedway with
Gardner waiting for ten laps before challenging Eck for number one spot. Dave
Hess Jr. retired to the infield on lap eleven and one lap later Eck and Gardner
became hooked together nearly stopping on the backstretch and forcing Crocker to
stop against the fence bringing out the yellow. Eck went into the pits with a
flat as Gardner was now in front followed by Gurdak Boozel and Chris Hackett.
George LaBarbera was in the fourth spot and John Lacki fifth. Gardner was into
lap traffic on lap twenty-two with Gurdak a distant second and Boozel five car
lengths behind Gurdak. Gardner cruised to the checkers for his third win of the
Feisler led the initial Outlaw Cadet feature lap then lost the handle on lap two
turning the lead over to Terry Daniels. Brian Zimmerly backed into the turn four
fence bringing out the caution with three laps complete. Zimmerly was able to
continue. Tom Norland was placed in second for the restart with Jim Moon third,
Rich Becker fourth and Chuck Parker fifth. Daniels won the race to turn one on
the restart followed by Norland, Moon and Dustin Eckman. Contact near the end of
the field broke Chuck Parkers car and the yellow flew again with four laps
completed. Daniels remained the leader after the restart with Louis DeDionisio
moving up to fourth. Early leader Feisler, Cliff Lamphere and Josh Morell
tangled in turn two with six complete. Daniels was still the leader at the half
way point. Eugene Bevil spun in turn one after eight completed laps. Daniels ran
the next four completely in control then the race was slowed one more when
Morell came to a stop on the backstretch. Daniels was able to finish the race
unchallenged with Norland second and Eckman third.
Harvey was the leader after one in the E-Mod main event. Shawn McArdle slipped
up the speedway in turn four nearly spinning then came down in front of several
cars collecting Justine Carlson, Tom Anderson, Bill Taylor and Chris Peterson.
Mike Hess beat Harvey into turn one on the restart. Jason Illig, Anderson and
Tim Churchill tangled on lap three in turn one for the second caution. Mike Hess
lead the pack into one on the restart with Harvey second and Dave Hess Jr.
third. Dave Hess did not remain third for long passing Harvey on lap four. Dave
pulled under Mike several times in the next three laps then the yellow appeared
for Tim Rater, Taylor and Carlson. Dave
Hess used the outside groove to move by Mike Hess on the restart as Harvey
continued in the third spot with Mike Boyd fourth and Bill Thomas fifth. Thomas
passed both Harvey and Boyd on lap eleven. Harvey lost the handle soon after
being passed by Thomas then retired from the race when it was discovered his
engine was leaking a water and oil mixture. Dave Will and Dave Surrena brought
out the caution after spinning in turn four with just two laps remaining. Dave
Hess Jr. completed the last two laps notching his eight feature win of the
Knight and Andy Sweetland were the leaders after one in the Limited Late Model
feature with Garry Eicher third and Ed Simmer fourth. Eicher moved up to
challenge Sweetland for the second spot making the pass on lap nine as Bobby
Rohrer moved by Simmer for the fourth spot. Rohrer passed Sweetland on lap ten
as did Simmer on lap twelve. Knight
had a fifteen-car length advantage on lap thirteen with Rohrer, Simmer and Pat
McGuire. Knight continued to motor away from the field as the white flew.
McGuire got by Simmer as did Pencile in the last few laps. Knight won the event
for his first of the season. Eicher was second with Rohrer third.
Crandall led lap one of the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature. Don McGuire and
Mike Murray spun on the backstretch on lap two. McGuire was able to continue but
Murray was towed from the speedway. Crandall retained the lead after the restart
with Pat McGuire second and Hank Francis in the third spot. McGuire passed
Crandall coming to the line at the end of lap three becoming the new leader.
Francis was second with Pete Volpe taking over third. Pat McGuire finished in
commanding fashion for his third win.
Seymore was first out on the track and lead the first lap of the first Spectator
feature. Debris brought the caution out on lap two and the leader retired giving
the lead to George Thomas with Bob Vogt Jr. in second. Vogt took control on lap
three and began to runaway from the rest of the field. Brian Johnson was in
third at the half way mark followed by Mort Johns. Ron Watson moved up to third
with three to go. Johnson, Watson and Thomas battled for the runners up spot on
the final lap with Johnson coming out in the second spot as Vogt took the
checkers. Johnson was black flagged giving the second place finish to Watson.
English and Merle Burlingham were on the front row of the second Spectator
feature with Burlingham getting the early lead. Brian Crandall moved by English
on lap tow for the second spot and Tommy Fox also go by putting English in the
fourth spot as Fox and Crandall set off after Burlingham. Mike Zemcik brought
out the caution with six laps completed allowing Fox and Crandall to catch up to
Burlingham. Burlingham slowed during the yellow and had to be pushed into the
pits allowing Crandall to inherit the lead. Crandall and Fox remained the
leaders after the restart with Dennis Lunger in third and J.R. Brown in fourth.
Fox tried every thing to get around Crandall but nothing worked as Crandall won
his first feature of the season.
Rich Hamblin and J. R. Cross crossed the line side by side on lap one of the Four Cylinder feature with Cross gaining the advantage on lap two. Tom Liberatore spun in turn one to bring out the first caution with three complete. Cross was beat into turn one on the restart by Dan Osborne. Dale Wise got by Cross on the next lap then the yellow flew for Scott Friend in the fire engine red number 22. Friend tangled with Brian Duryee on lap eight making contact with the front stretch concrete ending his night. The field quickly became strung out after the restart and Osborne ran the remaining laps unchallenged. Wise was second followed by Tom Bean and Boyd Hess.
Feature 1: Bob Vogt Jr., George Thomas Mort Johns, Monty Seekings, Walt Johnson, Ray Churchill, Ken Lamp, Ron Watson, Brian Johnson, Mike Rhines
Feature 2: Brian Crandall, Tommy Fox, Dennis Lunger, J.R. Brown, Justin Krieder, Jeremy English, Tony Lyngarkos, Bill Van Volkenburg, Rick Thompson, Mark Thompson
Feature: Terry Daniels, Tom Norland, Dustin Eckman, Louie DeDionisio,
Dewey Kinnear, Nathan Short, Ron Seeley, Jeff Campbell, Mike Knight, Pete
Feature: Dan Osborne, Dale Wise, Tom Bean, Boyd Hess, J. R. Cross, Stan
Davis, Rich Hamblin , Scott Douglas, Bob Harrison, Brian Duryee
Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Mike Hess, Bill Thomas, Brad Pease, Mike Boyd,
Tim Churchill, Dave Will, Dave Surrena, Brett Porter, Joe Harvey
Budweiser Super Sportsmen:
Feature: Pat McGuire, Hank Francis, Pete Volpe, Gary Foster, Don McGuire,
Bobby Rohrer, Randy Parmenter, Chad Carlson, Brian Collins, Don Standley
Limited Late Models:
Feature: Andy Knight, Gary Eicher,
Bobby Rohrer, Pat McGuire, John Pencile, Ed Simmer, Mike Coyle, Scott Gurdak,
Andy Sweetland, Joe Weber
American Racer Dash: Scott Gurdak, Dave Hess
Jr., Paul Briggs
Super Late Models:
Feature: Rich Gardner, Scott Gurdak, Andy Boozel, Chris Hackett, George LaBarbera, John Lacki, Rod Maloy, Merle Terry, Andy Kania, Kelly Frederes, Steve Halpainy, Bump Hedman, Moose Dunnewold, Paul Briggs, Wally Fox, Al Crocker, Doug Eck, Jason Morel, Wendell Pinckney, Dan Tercho, Dave Hess Jr.