Admin - 7/16/2018
Hanover, PA (7/13/18) - Elverson's Austin Bishop took the lead from his third starting spot on the second lap of the 25-lap PA Sprint Series BeerHill Cup Summer Series race, and went on to score his fifth PASS 305 Sprint Car victory of 2018 and his first at Trail-Way Speedway.
And he did it in exciting fashion, after holding off late race charges from Tyler Reinhardt and David Grube II, all while battling cars at the tail end of the lead lap.
For several laps, Bishop held a near two second lead over second running Reinhardt. As Bishop was approaching Larry McVay, who was at the tail end of the lead lap cars, Bishop attempted to go high and got out of shape, bringing second and third place to within a half second of the lead. Reinhardt attempted to make a move for the lead while Bishop continued to work on lapping McVay, until he too lost control of his car allowing David Grube II to take advantage and slip into the runner up spot.
"The track was getting narrower and narrower and I tried the top for one lap and we got out of shape," Bishop commented in victory lane. "I thought I was going to get a run on him (McVay) on the backstretch but he was kinda moving down. McVay’s a good driver," Bishop continued, "he just kind of tightened it up a lot at the end of the race. It was good running with him though. I was working my ass off trying to get by him because I knew second place was coming."
Grube, now running second, was within inches of Bishop with one lap remaining giving him one final shot at the lead. However, Bishop was able to hold him off all while racing behind McVay, who finished on the lead lap.
Following Bishop and Grube across the line were Reinhardt, Kyle Smith and Darren Miller, who completed the top five.
Qualifiers for the 305 Sprints were won by Jaremi Hanson and McVay.
P.A.S.S. 305 SPRINTS (BEERHILL CUP SUMMER SERIES RACE #5)
Admin - 7/9/2018
Johnny Scarborough picked up the win Sunday night fulfilling his dream to win a sprint car race in Pennsylvania, Scarboough who makes the trip from Bomoseen Vermont with his wife every week to compete with PASS powered by early leader Kyle Smith to take the lead after a battle that lasted much of the first half of the race.
Smith later caused a yellow getting into the wall in turn 3 and 4 from an apparent mechanical failure. Ken Duke and Cale Reigle were in close competition for second position and seemed poised to challenge Scarborough for the win but a caution with 2 laps to go cooled their momentum with Duke settling for second and Reigle 3rd. Austin Bishop and Nick Sweigart completed the top 5.
19 cars were on hand for the Sunday night event.
Working out some issues with photo uploads on the PASS web page. hope to update the web page soon. Thanks to Christi Baker for all of the great photos and videos from the track Sunday with her new phone! Drivers Team Page
BAPs Saturday Results
Admin - 7/8/2018
Baps Motor Speedway 7/7/18
PA / IMCA Sprints ( 24 Cars ):
1) 17 Kyle Smith 2) 11a Austin Bishop 3) 61 Johnny Scarborough 4) 8 Nick Sweigart 5) 11z Zach Newlin 6) 99 Cale Reigle 7) 67 Ken Duke Jr. 8) 83 Billy Ney 9) 36 Jaremi Hanson 10)
880 Drew Ritchey 11) 50 Jay Krout 12) 20 Stephanie Dodson 13) 18 Ian Detwiler 14) 44K Kirsten Hess 15) 2 Erin Statler 16) 59T Tim Stallings 17) 69 Landon Price 18) 3c Brandt Cook
19) Q2 Johnny Yanek 20) 41z Jared Zionkowski
DNS: 77 Andrew Hake, 91J John Fiore, 31 Donnie Hendershot