posted May 06, 2001 02:15 PM
HOFFNER, HUSTED, MATHEWS, FARRELL, & LAMOREAU OPENING NIGHT WINNERS AT
For Immediate Release May 5, 2001
CLEARFIELD, PA - Turbotville resident Luke Hoffner opened the season with a
win in the Sids Subs Late Models last night at Hidden Valley Speedway. It
was his 14th career HVS win. Joining the jubilant winner as opening night
victors were these drivers: Spencer Husted of West Decatur in the Kneppy's
Fireworks Small Block Modifieds, Todd Mathews of Sanborn in the 84 Lumber
Street Stocks, Dave Farrell of Clearfield in the four cylinders and Shawn
Lamoreau of Grampian in the Northwest Bae Kennel Pure Stocks.
Bill Dimmig and Luke Hoffner started the Sids Sub Late Model feature on the
front row, with Hoffner immediately taking the lead with Bobby Stokes
chasing him down. Duane Stiner moved into third from his fifth place start.
The top three began to pull away and battle each other for the top spot.
They ran nose-to-tail for 25 laps trying to work around each other inside
and out, but Hoffner had the strong hand and took the victory for his first
win of 2001. Stokes, Stiner, Dean Colbert and Jerry Timchak completed the
top five. Duane Stiner and Cody Schultz won the heats.
Spencer Husted and Bob Garvey led the Kneppy's Fireworks Small Block
Modifieds to the start with Husted taking the lead. Garvey settled into
second and Faye Lumadue was third working for second. While working lap ten
Lumadue took the runner-up position and set his sights on the leader, and he
was closing in, but two laps later mechanical problems sent the pink panther
to the pits. Husted then went on to win virtually un-contested. Garvey,
Darrell Rhine, Chris Henry and Tim Owens completed the top five. Spencer
Husted and Bob Garvey won the preliminaries.
Todd Mathews and Pat Carfley led the 84 Lumber Street Stocks to the green
flag. Mathews took the lead with heavy pressure from first Dan Smeal who was
trying to ward off Doug Tibbens and Craig Lobb. As Mathews continued to lead
second through fourth continued to battle leaving Mathews put some distance
between he and second place. Tibbens regained second on lap17 and put
pressure on Mathews again, but it was Mathews at the line, with Tibbens
second, Smeal third, Ray Billotte fourth and Carfley fifth. Doug Tibbens and
Craig Lobb split the heats.
Derek Rodkey and Dave Farrell led the four cylinders to Randy Neepers green
flag with Farrell taking the lead. While Dave was setting the pace, Chris
Farrell was trying to hold off Joe Leigey and Dave Unch. The top four were
pulling away from the field while battling for the top spot, but it was Dave
Farrell holding off his son Chris for the win. Unch was third with Chris
Peterson and Joe Leigey completing the top five. Chris Peterson and Dave
Unch topped the heats.
Frank Little and Shawn Lamoreau led the Northwest Bae Kennel Pure Stocks to
the start with Little taking the lead. Lamoreau was second with Gary Little
third. The top three were pulling away when Lamoreau muscled his way past
Frank Little and into the lead. The remaining four laps Lamoreau had to keep
the Littles at bay, which he did to take the season opening win. Frank
Little, Gary Little, Bob Bowery and Chris Finigan completed the top five.
Frank Little and Shawn Lamoreau split the heat wins.
HVS PIT NOTES: The new season saw some beautiful cars in the pits....Craig
Casher was headed for a win in the modified heat when Marvin Williams spun
collecting Casher and Lloy Hockenberry. Both were Casher and Hockenberry
were done for the night.Jerry Timchak won the Westside Distributing King of
the Hill over Luke Hoffner.a regular program will be held for the late
models, small block modifieds, street stocks, four cylinders and pure stocks
this Saturday at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 5 p.m..The First Annual Tom
Neureiter Memorial is scheduled for Saturday May 26th. The race will pay the
late model winner $3,500. $400 goes to the 10th place finisher. Lap money
will be on the line as well. Laps will hopefully pay $50 each..We hope to
see you at the speedway that really is hidden..Hidden Valley.
TOP TEN SUMMARY FOR SATRUDAY MAY 5, 2001.
SIDS SUBS LATE MODELS: 1. Luke Hoffner, Turbotville; 2. Bobby Stokes,
Milton; 3. Duane Stiner, Houtzdale; 4. Dean Colbert, Port Matilda; 5. Jerry
Timchak, Houtzdale; 6. Kevin Zimmerman, Reynoldsville; 7. Bill Dimmig,
Lewistown; 8. Marc Whetstone, Irvona; 9. Rich Howell, Clearfield; 10. Ed
KNEPPY'S FIREWORKS SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS: 1. Spencer Husted, West Decatur;
2. Bob Garvey, Allport; 3. Darrell Rhine, Annville; 4. Chris Henry,
Clearfield; 5. Tim Owens, Shilo; 6. Bobby Roos, Hyde; 7. Marvin Williams,
Tyrone; 8. Mark Frankhouser, Philipsburg; 9. Mike Butterworth, Osceola
Mills; 10. Faye Lumadue, Spring Valley.
84 LUMBER STREET STOCKS: 1. Todd Mathews, Sanborn; 2. Doug Tibbens,
Curwensville; 3. Dan Smeal, Ramey; 4. Ray Billott, Mineral Springs; 5. Pat
Carfley, Curwensville; 6. Craig Lobb, Houtzdale; 7. Tom Williams, Tyrone; 8.
Mark Clark, Grassflat; 9. Kip Charles, Clearfield; 10. Frank McVey,
FOUR CYLINER: 1.Dave Farrell, Clearfield; 2. Chris Farrell, Clearfield; 3.
Dave Unch, Clearfield; 4. Chris Peterson, Clearfield; 5. Joe Leigey, Mt.
Zion; 6. Derek Rodkey, Osceola Mills; 7. Shawn Luzier, Clearfield; 8. Zach
Ferrara, State College; 9. Ken Erskine, Bells Landing.
NORTHWEST BAE KENNEL PURE STOCKS: 1. Shawn Lamoreau, Grampian; 2. Frank
Little, Woodland; 3. Gary Little, Woodland; 4. Bob Bowery, Clearfield; 5.
Chris Finigan, Munson; 6. Gary McElheny, Blandburg; 7. Craig Bainey,
Philipsburg; 8. Rick Hemphill; 9. Rob Bailey, Clearfield; 10. Bernie