posted May 20, 2001 07:42 PM
TIBBENS & BOWERY LONE NEW WINNER AT HIDDEN VALLEY
For Immediate Release May 19, 2001
CLEARFIELD, PA - Doug Tibbens of Curwensville won his first 84 Lumber Street
Stock feature while Bob Bowery of Clearfield won his first career Northwest
Bae Kennel Pure Stock feature Saturday night at Hidden Valley Speedway.
Repeat winners included: Luke Hoffner of Turbotville in the Sid's Subs Late
Models, Spencer Husted of West Decatur in the Kneppy's Fireworks Small Block
Modifieds and Joe Leigey of Mt. Zion won his second straight four cylinder
Luke Hoffner and Keith Crossley lined up on the front row for the Sid's Subs
Late Model Feature with Hoffner taking the lead. Hoffner led Crossley, Tony
Lombardi and Dean Colbert III early on. While the front quartet was setting
the pace, the crowed was watching Bobby Stokes and Dave Scott weave through
the field. By lap 12 Scott had worked his way to fourth and four laps later
he was chasing Hoffner. Scott tried every trick in the book but could not
muster up the extra power to run down the Turbotville Tornado, as Hoffner
took his second victory of the season. Scott, Crossley, Stokes and Colbert
completed the top five. Kevin Zimmerman and Bobby Stokes won the prelims.
Mike Butterworth and Spencer Husted led the Kneppy's Fireworks Small Block
Modifieds to Randy Neepers green flag with Husted taking the lead. Once
Husted had the lead, it was a race for second between Butterworth, Faye
Lumadue and Tim Owens. They ran bumper-to-bumper the remainder if the
feature with Husted cruising to his second win. The top five were: Husted,
Butterworth, Lumadue, Owens and Marvin Williams. Mike Butterworth and
Craig Lobb and Kip Charles led the 84 Lumber Street Stocks to the start with
Lobb taking the lead and Doug Tibbens following suite. Pat Carfley moved to
third and the top three were bumper-to-bumper. Lobb continued to set the
pace until the 10th lap when Tibbens found the grove and took the lead off
turn four. Lobb did not give up the fight and battled back, diving to the
low side of Tibbens, but Tibbens was not to be denied as he held off Lobb
for his first win of the year. Lobb was second with Carfley, Ray Billett and
Frank McVey completing the top five. Heat wins went to Lobb and Charles.
The four-cylinder feature saw Joe Leigey lead Dave Unch to the first turn.
Leigey led the race from green to checkered. The best race was for second
with Dave and Chris Farrell, Derek Rodkey and Unch challenging for the
runner up spot, with the quartet going three wide at times, but it was
Leigey who won, over Unch, Rodkey, Dave Farrell and Chris Farrell. Dave
Farrell and Joe Leigey won the heats
The Northwest Bae Kennel Pure Stocks saw Sheddy Graham III beat Bob Bowery
into the first turn. Bowery chased Graham early on, before Craig Bainey
moved to second. He spun, giving second to Frank Little. Little chased
Graham until lap 13 when Little lightly tapped Graham, sending him through
the infield and into a tire, ending his night. Little, knowing he was at
fault tailed the field, giving the lead to Bowery. Bowery was pressured to
the finish by Bernie Whetstone who tried the high and low sides, but came
home short. The win was Bowery's career first ever victory. The top five
were Bowery, Whetstone, Little, Gary McElheny and Rick Hemphill. Heat wins
went to the father-son team of Frank and Gary Little.
HVS PIT NOTES: 60 teams filled the pits including: 12 late models, 14 small
block modifieds, 12 street stocks, 9 four cylinders and 13 pure stocks..
noticeably missing from the action was George Sankey, who blew an engine the
night before...Ron Butterworth of Osceola Mills came out of retirement to
race in the modified class once again..This week the Thomas C. Neureiter
Memorial Race will be held. The Late Model feature pays $3,500 to win, and
$400 for tenth. Kneppy's Fireworks are also on the schedule for this coming
weekend. There will be a regular race for the small block modifieds, street
stocks, pure stocks and four cylinders. Gates will open at 5 with racing set
for 7 p.m. sharp. More information can be obtained on the web at www.key-net.net/users.hvs...We will see you this week at the speedway that
really is hidden..Hidden Valley!
SUMMARY FOR SATURDAY May 19, 2001
SIDS SUBS LATE MODELS: 1. Luke Hoffner, Turbotville; 2. David Scott,
Garland; 3. Keith Crossley, Bloomsburg; 4. Bobby Stokes, Milton; 5. Dean
Colbert III, Port Matilda; 6. Kevin Zimmerman, Reynoldsville; 7. Eric Moore,
Frenchville; 8. Bill Eash, Johnstown; 9. Cody Schultz, Hyde; 10. Tony
Lombardi, Warren, OH.
KNEPPY'S FIREWORKS SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS: 1. Spencer Husted, West Decatur;
2. Mike Butterworth, Osceola Mills; 3. Faye Lumadue, Spring Valley; 4. Tim
Owens, Shilo; 5. Marvin Williams, Tyrone; 6. Bobby Roos, Hyde; 7. Craig
Casher, Mineral Springs; 8. Jimmy Holden, Tiona; 9. Mark Frankhouser,
Philipsburg; 10. Red Fordyce, Strongstown.
84 LUMBER STREET STOCKS: 1. Doug Tibbens, Curwensville; 2. Craig Lobb,
Houtzdale; 3. Pat Carfley, Curwensville; 4. Ray Billotte, Mineral Springs;
5. Frank McVey, Boalsburg; 6. Todd Mathews, Sanborn; 7. Kip Charles,
Clearfield; 8. Dan Smeal, Ramey; 9. Bobby Hamer, Port Matilda; 10. Tom
FOUR CYLINDERS: 1. Joe Leigey, Mt. Zion; 2. Dave Unch, Curwensville; 3.
Derek Rodkey, Osceola Mills; 4. Dave Farrell, Clearfield; 5. Chris Farrell,
Clearfield; 6. Cecilia Olson, Clearfield; 7. Don Henry, Luthersburg; 8. Zach
Ferrea, State College; 9. Shawn Luzier, Clearfield.
NORTHWEST BAE KENNEL PURE STOCKS: 1. Bob Bowery, Clearfield; 2. Bernie
Whetstone, Irvona; 3. Frank Little, Woodland; 4. Gary McElheny, Blandburg;
5. Rick Hemphill, Osceola Mills; 6. Sheddy Graham III, Clearfield; 7. Rob
Bailey, Clearfield; 8. Craig Bainey, Philipsburg; 9. Gary Little, Woodland;
10. Lester Hudson, Jr., Clearfield.