Carroll County Drivers Finish Well

Staff report

Several Racers In Top 10

Locallyowned Car Wins Semi-late Division

December 08, 1991

Several Carroll drivers finished in the top 10 in their respective classes and a locally owned car finished atop the semi-late model standings.

Driver Ronnie Grinestaff of Manchester, Pa., won the semi-late crown driving a car owned by Lee Deavers of Westminster. Grinestaff had 16 feature wins, four times that of the next winningest driver, Rick Jones of Westminster, who earned four titles.

But Jones could do no better than seventh in total points after missing several races with an injury. Howard Williams of Westminster was fourth in the semi-late standings, Randy Zechman of Westminster sixth and John Moser Jr. of Westminster 10th.

Dave Green of Westminster was third in the thundercar division, where he won three races. Bobby Feeser of Millers was ninth. Keith Walsh of Westminster didn't place in the top 10, but did have one win on the season.

Ernie Jones of Westminster, father of Rick Jones, was ninth in the late model competition, just 10 points behind No. 8 Jere Wierman of Stewartstown,Pa.

In the feature class at Lincoln, the sprints, Jeff Shepard ofFinksburg used his strong late-season performance to finish 10th.

After losing the lead on the last lap of three races, he finally scored his first win of the season in September. And the timing couldn'thave been better, since his win came on the biggest purse of the season -- the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship.

Former Woodbine resident Cris Eash, now living in Hanover, Pa., wasn't in the top 10 at Lincoln but did have one feature win.

In other recent auto racing news, Jamie Talbert of Westminster placed second in the heavy classat Mason-Dixon Dragway near Hagerstown, Washington County Nov. 17. Talbert, in his 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, lost to Paul Zaiglin of Masontown, Pa., in the finals.

Tim McGhee of Westminster advanced to the third round in that same class.

In the super pro class, Jeff Doster of Hampstead, George Hoff of Westminster and Don Leonard of Westminster all advanced to the second round.

Stanley C. Dillon, motorsports columnist for The Carroll County Sun, is on vacation this week. His column will resume next Sunday.

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