Eash Moves Up In Standings

March 24, 1991

Cris Eash used a strong showing last weekend to vault from ninth to sixth in the WSBA Busch Cup Racing Series point standings for sprint car drivers.

The Woodbine native was one of two area drivers to win features at Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa., March 16.

Eash passed Dan Dietrich at the finish line to capture the 25-lapsuper sprint feature at Lincoln.

Rick Jones of Westminster won the 12-lap semilate model feature after starting eighth and taking the lead for good on the second lap. Randy Zechman of Westminster placed third.

In the thundercar feature, Bobby Feeser of Millers placed fourth.

Last Sunday, meanwhile, Eash won a sprint car heat at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway, though he didn't finish among the top 10 in the 30-lap Jack Gun Memorial Sprint feature race.

In other auto racing news:

* Todd Harris of Westminster advanced to the finals of the Pepsi-Cola U.S. Open drag race recently at U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Del.

The performance has Harris in first place in the Division I Super Comp Circuit point standings.

Harris raced his Castrol GTXdragster to victories in each of the first four rounds, beating fellow Westminster driver Lee Howe in the second round.

* Garry Hermanof Manchester won the eight-cylinder stock competition at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, Pa., Sunday. Hampstead's Gregg Messersmith was third.

Brad McClelland of Westminster placed second in the micro sprint feature at Trail-Way.

* Two county drivers won races Sunday at 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia.

Mike Creaghan of Mount Airy won the Class I competition in his 1969 Road Runner, finishing the quarter-mile in 10.42 seconds.

Jamie Talbert of Westminster won the Class II competition in his 1971 Vega, in 12.02 seconds.

In the motorcycle competition, Norman Wagner of Hampstead raced his Suzuki to second (9.61 seconds) and Tim Lippy of Westminster was third on his Kawasaki (10.01 seconds).

* At Mason-Dixon Dragway near Hagerstown, Don Leonard was a third-round winner in the super-pro division in his 1979 Fairmont.

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