Cris Eash wins race for $3,500

MOTOR SPORTS REVIEW-PREVIEW

July 05, 1992|By Staff report

It was a profitable weekend for former Woodbine resident Cris Eash, with $3,500 in prize money for a victory in the 30-lap Daryl Gohn Memorial sprint feature at Williams Grove Speedway and second Harry's U-Pull-It June Shoot-out at Selinsgrove Speedway last weekend.

Despite a red flag with three laps to go, Eash decided not to do anything in the pits.

"All we did was add fuel," said Eash. "It was working good all night, so we just hoped it would stay together for three more laps."

Driving his E & G Classics No. 17E, Eash took off at the green flag and stayed in front for his sixth career victory and $3,000 for first place at Williams Grove on June 26.

Upperco resident Jeff Shepard was third in the same race and collected $1,300 in prize money.

Just .41 of a second separated Eash from another first place at Selinsgrove on Saturday. Randy Wolf held on to first no matter what Eash did in the 20-lap sprint feature.

Eash did clinched the June Shoot-out with his second-place finish and $500 in prize money.

Eash also placed eighth in the first night of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Week Tuesday at Silver Spring Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Jesse Wentz of Manchester placed ninth, and Eash also won a time trial.

In other motor sports action from last week:

* Don Zechman of Westminster led for the first five laps of the 20-lap late model feature June 27 at Selinsgrove but fell behind and did not finish in the top 10.

* Gary Stuhler looked like he was on his way to another win this season as he led for 33 of the 35-lap late model feature at Hagerstown Speedway June 27.

But Nathan Durborow and Rodney Franklin passed Stuhler, so the Westminster resident had to settle for third.

* Charlie Schaffer of Hampstead was fifth in at Potomac Speedway's late model feature June 26.

Schaffer placed eighth and Westminster's Ernie Jones ninth in Winchester Speedway's late model feature June 28.

* Wentz won the first heat, but didn't do as well in the sprint car feature race at Lincoln Speedway. Wentz was not a finisher in the feature race at the Hanover, Pa., track.

In the semi-late model feature at Lincoln, Randy Zechman of Westminster was second, with Union Bridge's Howard Williams 14th. Two Westminster residents, John Moser Jr. and Bob Spahr, finished 15th and 17th respectively in the same race.

In the thunder cars feature at Lincoln, Bill Baker of Mount Airy finished ninth in the feature and sixth in his heat.

* Steve Owings of Westminster won the micro-sprint feature at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover June 26 by beating another Westminster resident, Brad McClelland. Mike Stull rounded out the Westminster connection by finishing fifth in the same race.

Hampstead had their own representatives in the eight-cylinder stock feature, with Greg Messersmith taking second and Garry Herman third.

Matt Barnes added to Westminster's command of the track with a fourth in the four-cylinder feature.

* Marvin Ford of Westminster was the motorcycle winner June 27 and a runner-up June 26 at 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia, Frederick County. But his best showing of the weekend may have been last Sunday, when he was a semifinalist in the Quick 32 competition in the Harley-Davidson sponsored Motorcycle Nationals.

Ford's brother Malcolm, also of Westminster was runner-up in the Quick 32, while Norman Wager of Hampstead was a runner-up in the regular racing for the Nationals.

Gene Belt of Taneytown won the motorcycles on June 26.

Also on June 26, George Hoff of Westminster was runner-up and Charlie Spielman of Taneytown was a semi-finalist in class I.

On June 27, J.R. Gonyea of Mount Airy won the class I competition. Erv Hare of Westminster, Ray Lewis of Woodbine and Russell Barefoot of Mount Airy were all semi-finalists. Rodney Kuhns of Hampstead was a quarterfinalist.

Dave Dorn of Mount Airy was a runner-up in his 1955 Chevy in the MPGA super gas cars.

In Class II, Rick Bouch of Union Bridge was a semi-finalist and Roger Jorss of Sykesville was a quarterfinalist.

* Manchester's Carroll Morris was a runner-up in the super-ET class last Sunday at Mason-Dixon Dragway near Hagerstown, Washington County, in his 1977 Chevrolet Vega.

Second round winners included Joe Mayne of Mount Airy in his 1990 Dragster and Gus Wurtzer of Woodbine in his 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

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