Beer Hill Cup race 3 to Ellerman
Scott Ellerman Wins PASS / IMCA Sprints
By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway
YORK HAVEN, PA
Scott Ellerman became the fourth different winner in as many races this year as he claimed the win in the 20-lap Freedmont Mortgage Lending PASS /IMCA 305 Sprint car main.
Ellerman started fifth but didn't assume command until lap 13 when he drove by leader Colby Dice and was able to maintain the top spot for the win.
Ken Duke, Jr. led the first two laps before Dice took over and led until lap 12.
Tyler Reeser spun on the fifth lap but kept going and finished second in the 20-lap feature with Dice, 10th starting Kyle Craker and Darren Miller the top five finishers.
Sixth through tenth were Dae Brown, Jaremi Hanson, Cale Reigle, Duke and John Haegele.
Cale Reigle, Billy Ney and Kyle Craker won heat races for the 28 PASS 305 Sprints. The consolation was won by Kyle Ganoe, whose car went up in smoke just after taking the checkered flag, forcing him to scratch from the feature.
RACE RESULTS 6/8/17
FREEDMONT(R) MORTGAGE LENDING PASS/IMCA 305 SPRINTS (20 LAPS)
1. 8-Scott Ellerman, 2. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 3. 17A-Colby Dice, 4. 14-Kyle Craker, 5. 9C-Darren Miller, 6. 44X-Dave Brown, 7. 36-Jaremi Hanson, 8. 99-Cale Reigle, 9. 67-Ken Duke, Jr., 10. 61-John Haegele, 11. 11z-Zach Newlin, 12. 18-Ian Detwiler, 13. 20-Stephanie Dodson, 14. 8-Nick Sweigart, 15. 11-Dustin Bishop, 16. 26-Ryan Lynn, 17. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz, 18. 77-Andrew Hake, 19. 91J-John Fiore, 20. 83-Billy New, 21. 2-Erin Statler, 22. 5-John Walp, 23. 92-Alex Potosky, 24. 4C-Cody Hackenberry.
Did Not Start: Kyle Ganoe
Did Not Qualify: Garry Bryson, Jay Krout, Mark Watkins.
Beer Hill Cup fund tops $1600 as race tightens
Heading into Race 3 of the Beer Hill cup the point fund has grown to $1694 thanks to t-shirt sales and race 2 car owner Roger Watkins. Watkins donated all $300 of his race winnings to the Beer Hill Gang which was then donated to the overall point fund
The point standings for the series are close through the top 15 as early contenders Tyler Reeser and Zach Newlin were sidelined in an accident in race 2. The summer series moves to Susquehanna speedway this Thursday for Race 3.
Watkins claims Grove win
After two attempts at a start of the 305 sprint main, Ian Detweiler took the lead and had Mark Watkins chasing him in second when a caution flag unfurled with nine laps completed.
On the restart, Stephanie Dodson got around Watkins for second and again swapped the spot in the fourth corner before the lap could be completed.
And as it would turn out, that flip flop for second on the restart ended up being the race for the lead as Detweiler spun in front of the field while in command on the 16th tour, causing another yellow flag period and handing the lead to Watkins.
Dodson was unable to challenge on the lap 16 restart and it was Watkins taking advantage of the spin for the win.
Dodson was second followed by Scott Ellerman, Colby Dice and Cale Reigle.
Sixth through 10th went to Kyle Ganoe, Dave Brown Jr., Ken Duke Jr., Tommy Carberry and Darren Miller.
Heats went to Detweiler, Kyle Craker and Miller.
May 26, 2017
305 Sprints (20 laps): 1. Mark Watkins 2. Stephanie Dodson, 3. Scott Ellerman, 4. Colby Dice, 5. Cale Reigle, 6. Kyle Ganoe, 7. Dave Brown Jr., 8. Ken Duke Jr., 9. Tommy Carberry, 10. Darren Miller, 11. Kyle Craker, 12. Dave Grube, 13. Alex Potosky, 14. Donnie Hendershot, 15. Jon Haegele, 16. Mike Alleman, 17. Austin Bishop, 18. Jay Krout, 19. Erin Statler, 20. Tom Worrick, 21. Fred Arnold, 22. Kurt Knepper, 23. Ian Detweiler, 24. Andrew Hake, 25. Tyler Reeser, 26. Zach Newlin
DNS: Joe Kay, Dylan Shatzer