County Drivers Show Their Stuff In Weekend Racing


May 29, 1991|By Staff report

Several county drivers used the Memorial Day Weekend to showcase their go-kart driving skills at tracks in central Pennsylvania.

WayneKarcher of Finksburg had the best weekend showing among the county drivers, capturing the four-cycle box stock senior division Friday at Cumberland Valley Speedway in Shippensburg, Pa., then came back the following day to place third in the same division at Hunterstown (Pa.)Speedway.

Eric Ohler of Taneytown finished fifth in the same race.

Otherdrivers at Hunterstown included Richard Schwaab of Smallwood, who took second in the four-cycle box stock heavy division; Chris Wainwright of Westminster, second in the two-cycle junior class; Mike Jones ofWestminster, third in the four-cycle rookie division; Ed Corbin of Westminster, third in the four-cycle box stock senior light class and Randy Street of Westminster one spot behind; and Rick Alvarez of Finksburg fifth in the two-cycle medium senior class.

In other weekendaction:

* Former Woodbine resident Cris Eash, now living in Hanover, Pa., moved up to fourth in the WSBA Busch Cup Racing Series sprint car standings over the weekend, passing Steve Smith.

Eash finished sixth in Friday night's 30-lap Copenhagen/Skoal Shootout, which included several of Eash's former foes from the World of Outlaws circuit. He was rookie of the year for that traveling group of sprint car drivers in 1988, but he dropped out after his third season touring thecountry last year.

He also was a heat winner in Saturday's Outlawprogram at Lincoln Speedway in Hanover.

* Rick Jones of Westminster took the lead on the sixth lap and held on to win the 12-lap semi-late model feature, also on the Lincoln card Saturday. It was the second win of the year for Jones, who also won a preliminary heat.

* Several county drivers had busy days Saturday and Sunday at 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia, Frederick County.

Roger Jorss of Sykesville reached the semifinals of the Class I competition Sunday and made it to the quarterfinals in the same Class on Saturday's card at the quarter-mile strip. Sunday's races were exclusively for Chevrolet products.

Also on Sunday, Gary Shipley finished in second and Gary Pratt of Sykesville advanced to the semifinals in the Class II competition, andRodney Koontz of Hampstead reach the quarterfinals in Class I.

OnSaturday, Steve Cavey of Westminster made the semifinals in Class I and Larry Hoff of Westminster won four rounds in the same event. Marion Ford of Hampstead was a semifinalist in the motorcycle division.

* As usual, the field at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover was crowded with Carroll drivers Friday night.

In the micro-sprint class, MikeStull of Westminster was third, Steve Owings of Westminster fourth and Brad McClelland of Westminster was eighth.

Corky Stull of Westminster was fifth and Joe Brown of Westminster sixth in the eight-cylinder stocks, while Westminster resident Mark Shorb was a heat winner.Erol Meadowcroft of Hampstead took sixth in the four-cylinder stock race.

* With many area tracks featuring World of Outlaws shows, late model drivers headed west for their competition.

Former Finksburg resident Al Shawver, now of Washington County, was fifth in the 25-lap late model feature at Cumberland Raceway in Allegany County, while Mount Airy driver Mike Harrison placed eighth.

Hampstead's Charlie Schaffer, meanwhile, finished 19th Friday in a feature at Pittsburgh Motor Speedway and did not qualify for the feature race Saturday at Intersate 79 Speedway in Fairmount, W. Va.



* Trail-Way Speedway, Hanover, Pa.: Four- and eight-cylinder stocks and semi-late models; gates open at 5 p.m., racing starts at 8 p.m. Information: (717) 359-4310.

* Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove, Pa.: World of Outlaws sprint cars return, and limited sprints; gates open at 6 p.m., racing starts at 8 p.m. Information: (717) 766-4778.


* Lincoln Speedway, Hanover, Pa.: Supersprints, super stock late models and semi-late models, thundercars and a 100-lap enduro race; gates open at 5 p.m., racing starts at 7:30p.m. Information: (717) 624-2755.

* Trail-Way Speedway, Hanover, Pa.: Super-cross cycles and four wheelers; gates open at 3 p.m., racing starts at 7 p.m.

* Winchester, Va., Speedway: Late models, limited late models and roadrunners. (703) 667-8143.

* Cumberland (Md.) Raceway.: Late models, pure stock and semi-late models; gates open at 4:30 p.m., racing starts at 6:30 p.m. (301) 463-6794 or 463-2631.

* Hagerstown Speedway: Fourth Annual Great American Truck Racing Series Big Rig 100 Truck Races; gates open at 6 p.m., racing starts at8 p.m. (301) 582-0640.

* Mason-Dixon Dragway, Hagerstown: Class I, Class II, motorcycle and trophy races. Gates open at noon, time trials at 1 p.m. and eliminations at 5:30 p.m. 301-791-5193.

* 75-80 Dragway, Monrovia: NHRA Wild Card Shootout, winners earn a spot in bracket finals in September at Maple Grove (Pa.) Raceway. Class I, II and motorcycles. Pits open at 9:30 a.m. and eliminations start at 1:30p.m. Information: (301) 865-5102.

* Summit Point (W. Va.) Raceway: Go-Kart races. (304) 725-8444.


* 75-80 Dragway: Mopar Super Sunday, Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge vehicles only, plus a car show and longest burn-out competition; pits open at 9:30 a.m. and eliminations start at 1:30 p.m.

* Hagerstown Speedway: Late models, limited late models, modified stocks and daredevil; racing starts at 7 p.m.

* Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown, Pa.: Sprints, limited late models and thundercars. Racing starts at 7 p.m. (717) 938-9170.

* Trail-Way Speedway: Micros and micro sprints, odyssey, four-cylinder sprints; gates open at 10 a.m., racing starts at 1 p.m.

* Summit Point (W. Va.) Raceway: Go-Kart races.

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