posted May 05, 2002 04:28 PM
Path Valley Karters Heat Up for Spring National
By Walt Cox
Spring Run, PA_ Good fields Saturday in the Burris lite, medium and heavy classes signal to Promoter Ken Geesey a big turnout next Saturday for the $300 to win Spring National at Path Valley Speedway Park.
“With serious money at stake in the three senior divisions next Saturday, we had some really fierce competition today as our regular Saturday racers got ready,” Geesey said. Registration forms for the May 11 Spring Nationals are available on the track’s website at www.pathvalley.com.
Past champion Shawn Claar of Osterburg put on a notable performance with wins in both the heavy and extra-heavy classes, and Tim Berkheimer of Shippensburg on his #50 took the wins in both the Lite and Jr. Stock classes. Dane Delancey of Port Royal and Cory Burham of Shippensburg on their quads won comfortable four-wheeler features.
Rules based on PDKA standards apply and the weight limits for the Spring Nationals are 305 pounds for Lites, 335 pounds for medium and 360 pounds for heavy. Riders may register and race in more than one class if they can make weight.
Riders five to seven years old race in kid karts and every rider wins a trophy, plaque or medal. Riders 8 to 15 race in junior classes and those 16 and older race in the senior classes every Saturday at Path Valley with gates open at 10 a.m.
As a Burris SpecTrak, Path Valley awards at least one set of tires each week, sponsored by Burris, and the winner of the weekly pit pass drawing was Gerard McIntyre of New Oxford who rides the #16 in caged rookies. The day’s second drawing for a $120 Burris gift certificate went to Dustin Hoffman, #00, of Millerstown. A link to Burris Racing is found on the track’s website, along with the kart schedule, rules, results and last season’s points standings.
The new phone number at the track for promoter Ken Geesey is 717-349-7111. The Path Valley Speedway Park is located in Spring Run PA a mile north on PA Route 641 from the intersection with PA Route 75, halfway between Port Royal and Hagerstown. It is five miles east from the Willow Hill Exit 14 of the PA Turnpike.
For information on the 2002 schedule and track, race teams and fans can call the owners at 717-426-4756 or 717-426-2910, consult the website at www.pathvalley.com, or they can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kid Karts: 1. Andrew Boyer
4-wheel 2-Stroke: 1. Dane Delancey, 2. Matt Dice, 3. John Dougherty; Heat to Delancey.
4-wheel 4-stroke: 1. Cory Burham, 2. Larry Hoffman, 3. Chris Crull; Heat to Burham
Jr. Sportsman II: 1. Kyle Ebersole, 2. Alex Benda, 3. Matt Burger; Heat to Benda
Jr. Stock: 1. Tim Berkheimer, 2. Randy Burkholder, 3. Garrett Kuhns; Heat to D.J. Holland.
X-Heavy: 1. Shawn Clarr, 2. Justin Michael, 3. Jeff Lochler; heat to Claar
Sr. Champ: 1. Nicole Eaton, 2. Jim Slaseman; Heat to Eaton
Medium: 1. Scott Sheaffer, 2. Travis Wagner, 3. Ryan Spangler; Heat to Wagner
Jr. Sportsman I: 1. Alex Benda, 2. Dylan Cisney, 3. Colton Wilbur; Heat to Benda
Lites: 1. Tim Berkheimer, 2. Randy Burkholder, 3. Brian Weyandt; Heat to Ricky Stonebaker
2-Cycle: 1. Troy Imler
Jr. Restricted: 1. D.J. Holland, 2. Travis Wagner, 3. Brent Marks; Heat to Holland
Heavy: 1. Shawn Claar, 2. Matt Dalesio, 3. Danny Wiles; Heat to Dalesio
Caged Rookie: 1. Gerard McIntyre, 2. Jimmy Slaseman, 3. Bryan Hayberger; Heat to Slaseman