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Shady, Stine, Rinehart, Farrell, Little drive
to mid-season championship honors
By Terry Whetstone
CLEARFIELD, PA (July 10, 1999) - Jake Shady of Beech Creek, PA picked up his 4th
Budweiser Late Model Feature of the season, and the Mid-Season Points
Championship. Joining the jubilant driver in victory lane were these repeat
winners: Mike Stine of Smithmill in the Sids Subs Small Block Modifieds, Emory
Rinehart, Jr. of Morrisdale in the Weisgarber Auto Sales Street Stocks, Chris
Farrell of Clearfield in the Keystone Computer Four Cylinders, and Frank Little
of Woodland in the NAPA Pure Stocks.
The late model feature came down to this line with Luke Hoffner and Jake Shady
on the front row. Hoffner shot into the lead, and led much of the event, with
Shady hounding him the entire distance. On lap 19 the final caution of the night
flew when John Stine and Jamie Barber tangled on the frontstretch, with Barber
hitting the wall hard. He was taken to Clearfield Hospital with a wrist and leg
injury. When racing resumed Hoffner continued to lead, but heading for the white
flag, Shady used the inside groove and took the lead from Hoffner, once out
front, he went on to get his fourth win of the season. Hoffner was second with
Kevin Lindemuth, Yvette Hahn, and Duane Stiner completing the top five.
Teammates Jake Shady and Glenn Ray won the heats.
Mike Stine again showed his muscle, as he out ran John Ritter into the first
turn. Once out front, Stine was out for a Saturday night drive, as he went on to
claim his fifth feature win of the season, and the 25th of his career at HVS.
Ritter held on for second, with George Sankey, Bobby Roos, and Ray McClure
completing the top five. Heat wins were divided by George Sankey and Mike Stine.
Emory Rinehart, Jr., and Jerry Timchak brought the street stock down to the
green flag, with Rinehart winning the race back to the flag. Once he had the
lead, he worked his way to his seventh feature win of 1999, and his secnd
straight. The top five, following Rinehart were: Timchak, Trent Ogden from 14th,
Sam Swauger, and Todd Mathews. Heat race victories went to Denny Schmoke and
Emory Rinehart, Jr.
Chris Farrell and Dan Smeal brought the four cylinders down for the start, with
Farrell taking the lead. Once out front, Chris Luzier began hounding him for the
lead, but Farrell was not to be denied, as he went on to claim his fourth win of
1999. Luzier held on for second, with Smeal third, Cecilia Olson fourth, and
Joel Porter fifth. Heat wins went to Adam Nixon, Dan Smeal, and Leo Bomboy.
Warren Casher and Kevin Clark brought the pure stock feature down to a start,
with Casher taking the lead. Casher had a comfortable lead, but Clark was not
far behind, then while working lapped traffic on lap ten, Casher got into Clark
and Clark spun. Both drivers tailed the field, with Frank Little acquiring the
lead, once he had the spot, he held off Dan London for his fourth win of the
season. The top five were: Little, London, Gary Little, Shawn Lamoreau, and Gary
McElheny. Heat wins went to Kevin Clark and Gary McElheny.
HVS PIT NOTES: There were 81 cars in the pits, including: 14 late models, 15
modifieds, 20 street stocks, 21 four cylinders, and 11 pure stocks.
The Budweiser King of the Hill was won by Glenn Ray over Duane Stiner.
If it could go wrong, it did. A power failure halted racing action for about 1
hour. Action was again halted when Mr. Barber was injured in the late model
feature, and the action was again halted during the late model feature when the
fire engine had to leave for a structure fire a mile from the track. They left
all firefighters and equipment that was not needed at the fire at the track.
The speedway would like to thank Hyde Volunteer Fire Company and Philipsburg
Ambulance for their help during the power outage. The speedway also wants to
thank the fans for their patience. This week there is a special for the street
stocks, gates open at 5 racing is at 7. We hope to see you for the "Wildest
Show, on Dirt!"
BUDWEISER LATE MODELS
FEATURE: 1. Jake Shady, Beech Creek; 2. Luke Hoffner, Turbotville; 3. Kevin
Lindemuth, Hazen; 4. Yvette Hahn, Alum Bank; 5. Duane Stiner, Houtzdale; 6.
Glenn Ray, Tyrone; 7. George Fultz, Beech Creek; 8. John Stine, Williamsport; 9.
Bobby Stokes, Milton; 10. Blain Luzier, Clearfield; 11. George Sankey, Osceola
Mills; 12. Jamie Barber, Brookville; 13. Kevin Zimmerman, Reynoldsville; 14.
Dean Colbert, Port Matilda
SIDS SUBS SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS
FEATURE: 1. Mike Stine, Smithmill; 2. John Ritter, Stroudsburg; 3. George Sankey,
Osceola Mills; 4. Bobby Roos, Hyde; 5. Ray McClure, Troy; 6. Spencer Husted,
West Decatur; 7. Bob Garvey, Allport; 8. Tim Owens, Shilo; 9. Marvin Williams,
Tyrone; 10. Al Shaver, Finksburg, MD.
WEISGARBER AUTO SALES STREET STOCKS
FEATURE: 1. Emory Rinehart, Jr., Morrisdale; 2. Jerry Timchak, Houtzdale; 3.
Trent Ogden, Clearfield; 4. Sam Swauger, DuBois; 5. Todd Mathews, Sanborn; 6.
Doug Tibbens, Curwensville; 7. Craig Lobb, Houtzdale; 8. Doug Radaker,
Luthersburg; 9. Ray Billott, Mineral Springs; 10. Gretchen Hamer, Port Matilda
KEYSTONE COMPUTER FOUR CYLINDERS
FEATURE: 1. Chris Farrell, Clearfield; 2. Chris Luzier, Clearfield; 3. Dan Smeal,
Ramey; 4. Cecilia Olson, Clearfield; 5. Joel Porter, Clearfield; 6. Greg Luzier,
Clearfield; 7. Randy Luzier, Mt Zion; 8. Don Henry, Falls Creek; 9. Paul Hummel,
West Decatur; 10. Dave Farrell, Clearfield
NAPA PURE STOCKS
FEATURE: 1. Frank Little, Woodland; 2. Dan London, Irishtown; 3. Gary Little,
Woodland; 4. Shawn Lamoreau, Grampian; 5. Gary McElheny, Blandburg; 6. Kevin
Clark, Grassflat; 7. Warren Casher, Black Moshannon; 8. Jason Bainey,
Philipsburg, 9. Keith Bailey, Rockton; 10. Bob Bowery, Clearfield