Jones Races In 2 Divisions At Lincoln, Finishes 2nd, 5th

MOTOR SPORTS REVIEW-PREVIEW. A look at results and upcoming events involving Carroll's racing community.

Stuhler 6thin Pittsburgher 100

Eash 3rd At Selinsgrove National Open

September 25, 1991|By Staff report

Rick Jones of Westminster was a busy man Saturday night.

Jones raced in two different divisions at Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa., finishing fifth in the 20-lap Ronnie McBee Memorial late model race and taking second in a hotly contested 12-lap semi-late model feature.

Jones actually held the lead briefly in the semi-late race, passing fellow Westminster native Randy Zechman on the sixth lap of a racewhere three of the top four finishers had Carroll connections. Ronnie Grinestaff of Manchester, Pa., driving a car owned by Lee Deavers of Westminster, took the lead for good on the eighth.

For Grinestaff, who has dominated the class at Lincoln, it was his 13th semi-late win. Jones wound up in second and Zechman placed fourth.

In other weekend motor sports action:

* Late-model driver Gary Stuhler of Westminster traveled to western Pennsylvania Sunday and placed sixth in the Pittsburgher 100 at the Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Pittsburgh.

The race was sanctioned by the Short Track Auto Racing Stars(STARS), the late model equivalent to the World of Outlaws travelingsprint car program.

Stuhler finished third among 14 drivers in his 15-lap heat to qualify for the final race.

* Former Woodbine resident Cris Eash had a successful weekend.

Eash, who now lives in Hanover, Pa., won the 25-lap preliminary feature at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway Friday night before the Selinsgrove Speedway National Open. It was the second win of the month for Eash at the track, where he also won on Labor Day.

He came back to finish third later that nightin the main event, the National Open, which paid a cool $10,000 to winner Johnny Mackison of York, Pa.

Jeff Shepard of Finksburg won one of the preliminary heats for the National Open, but his flat tire late in the championship race brought out the yellow flag, setting upa final showdown between Mackison and eventual runner-up Kenny Jacobs.

Eash followed that up on Sunday night by placing third in the 20-lap sprint feature at Williams Grove (Pa.) Speedway in his E & G Classic car.

The two performances left Eash still in fifth in the WSBA Busch Cup Racing Series for sprint cars. Eash has 7,124 points andhas gained ground on fourth-place Steve Stambaugh, with 7,137.

* Carroll drivers were winners in all four classes at 75-80 Dragway Saturday.

Joe Mayne of Mount Airy won the Class I competition in his dragster to maintain his lead in the 75-80 point standings. J. R. Gonyea, also of Mount Airy, was runner up in his drag racer.

Chuck Taylor of Westminster, driving his Pinto, and Rodney Kuhns of Hampstead, in his Chevrolet Camaro, each advanced through five rounds and intothe quarterfinals.

Roger Jorss of Sykesville took top honors in Class II in his Chevrolet Chevelle, while Rick Bauch of Union Bridge reached the quarterfinals.

Marvin Ford of Westminster won the motorcycle class, while his brother Marion, of Hampstead, was second.

And in the special Fastest Door Slammers race, Jim Fleming of Union Bridge took top honors.

* Former Taneytown resident David Belt won the motorcycle class at Mason-Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown, Washington County, Sunday.

Belt's 1991 Suzuki covered the quarter-mile in 9.12 seconds after an estimated dial-in of 9.18. He reached top speed of141.32 miles an hour.

Larry Mayne of Mount Airy, meanwhile, was second in the super-pro class in his 1988 Chevrolet Monza. He reached a top speed of more than 138 miles per hour. Bobby Spielman of Taneytown, in his 1978 Ford Pinto, reached the second round in the super-pro division.

And in the trophy class, Chris Morris of New Windsor, with his 1991 Chevrolet truck, was a first-round winner.

* Mike Stull of Westminster finished fifth in the micro-sprint feature race Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, Pa.

Larry Feeser of Millers, meanwhile, was sixth in the eight-cylinder stock feature. Feeser also won the consolation race to advance to the feature, and Joe Brown of Westminster won a preliminary heat.

* Mike Harrison of Mount Airy took sixth in the 20-lap limited late model feature race at Hagerstown Speedway in Washington County Sunday.

* Charlie Schaeffer of Hampstead placed ninth in the late model feature race Saturday night at Winchester (Va.) Speedway.



* Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa.: Firestone-TNN National Hot Rod Association Northeast Division Bracket Finals; gates open at 8 a.m., racing starts at 9 a.m. (215) 856-7812.


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

* Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Sprint cars-only program; gates open at 6 p.m., racing starts at 8 p.m. (717) 766-4778.

* Cumberland Valley Speedway, Shippensburg, Pa.: Several classes of go-kart races.

* MapleGrove Raceway, Reading, Pa.: Firestone-TNN National Hot Rod Association Northeast Division Bracket Finals; gates open at 8 a.m., racing starts at 9 a.m. (215) 856-7812.


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