Rare 3 (or 4) day weekend wrap up
Hats off to Zach Newlin, Bill Jones and Erin Statler who made all 3 races this weekend. The beautiful weather gave us 3 (actually 4) nights of racing but this grueling schedule took it's toll on our budget racers.
This is only the second time since 2008 that we've actually completed 3 races in a row and it was hard on overall car counts. We had 23 cars at the Grove, 27 at Port Royal and 11 at Selinsgrove
In 2010 we ran 3 consecutive races and at SSP (14 cars), Clinton County (10 cars) and Port Royal (24 cars)
When you consider that TSRS had races Friday and Sunday and Laurel Highlands ran Dog Hollow on Friday and Bedford on Monday our car counts were pretty good! Thanks to all of our amazing teams for getting out to whatever races they could, that's all we ever ask!
Thompson wins Selinsgrove
Reed Thompson started on the pole in the PASS/IMCA sprint car feature and was chased by third-place starter Jordan Thomas for all 20 laps. Lap after lap, Thomas raced in Thompson’s shadow but never got the opportunity to make a pass for the lead. At the checkered flag, Thompson was victorious by just .92 of a second over Thomas, Bill Jones, Stephanie Stevens, and Erin Statler.
20-Lap A-Main: 1) 6R Reed Thompson 2) 79 Jordan Thomas 3) 29J Bill Jones Jr. 4) 20 Stephanie Stevens-Dodson 5) 2 Erin Statler 6) 11Z Zach Newlin 7) 67 Ken Duke 8) 57G Geoff Gill 9) 12J Jonathan Jones 10) 19 Tylor Cochran 11) 15 Mike Schuckers
Heat Winners: Ken Duke
Reeser wins at Port Royal
Tyler Reeser led the entire way in the 25 lap main for the 305 sprints in another race that was hampered by cautions and a red flag on the 11th lap. A six-car melee on the front stretch brought out the red however there were no injuries. Erin Statler gave up the second spot to Jeff Miller on the fourth lap but Miller ended up crashing out of the event when he plowed into a spun car on the ninth circuit. Statler mounted a challenge on Reeser for the lead after the red flag but after that Reeser stretched it out to the checkers. Nathan Gramley, Scott Ellerman and Zach Newlin rounded out the top five followed by Darren Miller, Ryan Lynn, Jon Haegele, Bill Jones Jr. and Tom Worrick.
With his win Friday and win Saturday Reeser is the first repeat winner of the season
Heats went to Miller, Haegele and Statler.
305 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Tyler Reeser, 2. Erin Statler, 3. Nathan Gramley, 4. Scott Ellerman, 5. Zach Newlin, 6. Darren Miller,7. Ryan Lynn, 8. Jon Haegele, 9. Bill Jones Jr., 10. Tom Worrick, 11. Jason Bergstresser, 12. Derrick Bowersox, 13. Dave Graber, 14. Mike Alleman, 15. Dave Guss, 16. Randy Kaylor, 17. Reed Thompson, 18. John Martin, 19. Cale Reigle, 20. James Pryde, 21. Jeff Miller, 22. Jim Kennedy, 23. John Fiore, 24. Geoff Gill, 25. Jonathan Jones
DNS: John Bott, Jake Waters