posted November 20, 2000 10:03 PM
Path Valley Speedway Park Seeks Driver Input on Tech Rules
Racecar drivers, owners, crew chiefs and chief mechanics in the V8 Street Stock, Modified Mini Stock and Four-Cylinder Thunder Car divisions are
invited to meet with racing officials at the track's new tech building on Saturday, Dec. 16, to discuss and finalize stock car rules for the
Track officials will meet with the V8 Street Stock drivers at 10 a.m., with the Four-Cylinder Thunder Car drivers at 1 p.m. and with the
Modified Mini Stock drivers at 3 p.m. Changes to the general rules to keep racing more orderly will also be distributed.
"We did well in 2000, our first season operating Path Valley," said Race Director John Winsett, "but we need to do some fine tuning on the
technical rules to meet our goals of keeping racing here safe, fair to everyone, affordable for all our loyal drivers, and easier for the
track's tech inspectors to enforce." He added that any new teams who plan to race at Path Valley next season should attend, along with all those
who raced at Path Valley in 2000.
Jack Flowers, the other race director and a working partner in Two Wheel Promotions with Winsett and business manager Vicki Flowers, will also
discuss rules and racing for the new Junk Car class the track will be running in special shows next season.
"We don't think we need to meet with the 250cc sprint teams or the Legends teams because there are no noticeable changes in their rules, and we
don't need to meet with the 305 Sprint Car teams that will be racing every other Friday because their rules are based on a specification engine
with a spec set of heads," Winsett told those attending the annual awards banquet.
Work days to complete the new block and concrete tech building are scheduled Nov. 24 and 25 and helpers are welcome.
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 Speedways. It is five miles east from the Willow Hill Exit Number 14 of the PA Turnpike of Route 75.
Jack Flowers, John Winsett and John Lewis IV now own the track and it is operated by Two Wheel Promotions. Micro sprints, V8 Street Stocks,
mini-stocks, four-cylinder thunder cars and the INEX-sanctioned Legends Cars race every Friday night. The 305 Sprints race every other week and
guest classes like the Dwarf cars and 600 micros race in special shows. Go-karts race on the smooth, steep Path Valley banks on most Saturdays,
and several Sundays feature special AMA sanctioned motorcycle racing, junk car races and two enduro races.
For information on the 2001 schedule and track, race teams 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. 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 off Routes 641 and 75. It is five miles north of the PA Turnpike Exit 14 at Willow Hill.
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