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|Shady speeds to late model winners
circle; Sankey, Luzier first time winners at HVS
By Terry Whetstone
CLEARFIELD, PA (June 26, 1999) - George Sankey of Osceola Mills and Jason Luzier
of Clearfield took home feature wins in the Sids Subs Small Block Modifieds and
Keystone Computer Four Cylinders respectively Saturday night at Hidden Valley
Speedway, on Greenwood Lumber night.
Repeat winners on this night included: Jake Shady of Beech Creek in the
Budweiser Late Models, Emory Rinehart, Jr. of Morrisdale in the Weisgarber
Street Stocks, and Warren Casher of Black Moshannon in the NAPA Pure Stocks.
The late model feature came down to the line with Jake Shady and Duane Stiner on
the front row. Shady took the lead at the start, with Stiner working the high
side, and taking the lead on lap seven. Shady battled back, and re-took the lead
on lap ten. Stiner began to fade, and fell to third, with Glenn Ray taking the
runner-up spot, but Stiner was determined to make the outside work, and re-took
second, and the lead by lap 23, but once again Shady battled back, and working
the 24th lap, Shady was again in the lead. Stiner continued to work the outside,
but came up two car lengths short at the finish. The official top five were:
Shady, Stiner, Ray, Dave Matthews, and Luke Hoffner. Jake Shady and Duane Stiner
topped the heat races.
George Sankey and Bobby Roos brought the small block modified feature down for
the start, with Sankey taking the lead. While he may have led from start to
finish, his first win of 1999 was not easy. Sankey had to hold off Roos and Ray
McClure, and while he was doing that, Mike Stine was working his way towards the
front from 14th. Stine was making it four wide at times as he worked his way
through the field, and with five laps to go, he had moved by Roos, and set his
sights on Sankey. Stine, like Stiner in the late model feature, was using the
outside groove to perfection, but came up a little bit short at the waving of
the checkered flag. the top five were: Sankey, Stine, Roos, Spencer Husted, and
John Ritter. Spencer Husted and Scott Smith took the heat wins.
Pat Carfley and Scott Winslow led the street stock feature down for the start,
and it was Carfley who led the field across the line at the end of lap one. He
held the top spot for three laps, before Emory Rinehart, Jr. took the lead. Once
out front, Rinehart was virtually un-touched. While he was off and hiding, Trent
Ogden, Jerry Timchak, and Todd Mathews were vying for second, and the winner of
that fight was Timchak. At the conclusion the top five were: Rinehart, Timchak,
Ogden, Mathews, and Jim Gibson. Heat race wins were split between Emory
Rinehart, Jr., and Gretchen Hamer.
A pair of cousins brought the four cylinder feature down for the start, with
Chris Luzier on the inside and Jason Luzier on the outside. Jason beat Chris to
the line, and led the first few laps easily. While he led, a battle of the
Chris’ developed, between Chris Luzier, Chris Farrell, and Chris Peterson.
Chris Farrell broke free of that fight, and began to work the outside of Jason
Luzier, but at the finish, Farrell was unable to stop Luzier from getting his
first win of 1999. The top five were: Jason Luzier, Chris Farrell, Dan Smeal,
Chris Luzier, and Tim Sties. Qualifying heat wins went to Chris Luzier, Jason
Luzier, and Cecilia Olson.
Warren Cahser and Dan London led the pure stocks into battle, with Casher taking
the lead and London not far behind. London and Casher swapped the lead several
times, but it never happened at the start finish line. the top five at the end
were: Cahser, London, Gary Little, Shawn Lamoreau, and Frank Little. Heat race
wins went to Warren Casher and Dan London.
HVS PIT NOTES: There were 86 cars in the pits, including: 14 late models, 18
modifieds, 19 street stocks, 23 four cylinders, and 12 pure stocks....Luke
Hoffner defeated Jeff Braim in the Budweiser King of the Hill....The Hidden
Valley Speedway pace truck and the Hidden Valley Farm Team will be in the
Osceola Mills Firemens Parade Monday, July 5th at 11 AM. Several drivers from
HVS are also expected in the parade....HVS was virtually dust free, and had
several racing grooves, following a lot of hard work by the owners....This week
Hidden Valley will present the 7th Annual Independence Day Explosion. The
Budweiser Late Models will run NAPA Challenge Series Round II. The winner of the
35 lap event gets $2000, plus lap money. The small block modifieds, street
stocks, four cylinders, and pure stocks will run a regular show. Gates open at 5
racing is set for 7.
BUDWEISER LATE MODEL
1. Jake Shady, Beech Creek; 2. Duane Stiner, Houtzdale; 3. Glenn Ray, Tyrone; 4.
Dave Matthews, Williamsport; 5. Luke Hoffner, Turbotville; 6. John Stine,
Williamsport; 7. Kevin Zimmerman, Reynoldsville; 8. Kevin Lindemuth, Hazen; 9.
Bobby Stokes, Milton; 10. Jeff Braim, Turbotville; 11. Tom Decker, Jr.,
Bellwood; 12. Yvette Hahn, Alum Bank; 13. Rick Neff, Strousetown; 14. Dean
Colbert, Port Matilda
SIDS SUBS SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS
1. George Sankey, Osceola Mills; 2. Mike Stine, Smithmill; 3. Bobby Roos, Hyde;
4. Spencer Husted, West Decatur; 5. John Ritter, Stroudsburg; 6. Bob Garvey,
Allport; 7. Fred Heiss, State College; 8. Luke Fidler, Avis; 9. Mike Butterworth,
Philipsburg; 10. Cliff Rffner, Marion Center
WEISGARBER AUTO SALES STREET STOCKS
1. Emory Rinehart, Jr., Morrisdale; 2. Jerry Timchak, Houtzdale; 3. Trent Ogden,
Clearfield; 4. Todd Mathews, Sanborn; 5. Jim Gibson, Reynoldsville; 6. Denny
Schmoke, Morrisdale; 7. Doug Tibbens, Curwensville; 8. Ray Billotte, Mineral
Springs; 9. Sam Swauger, DuBois; 10. Gretchen Hamer, Port Matilda
KEYSTONE COMPUTER FOUR CYLINDERS
1. Jason Luzier, Clearfield; 2. Chris Farrell, Clearfield; 3. Dan Smeal, Ramey;
4. Chris Luzier, Clearfield; 5. Tim Sties, St. Mary’s; 6. Dave Unch,
Curwensville; 7. Dave Farrell, Clearfield; 8. Randy Luzier, Hyde; 9. Leo Bomboy,
Howard; 10. Adam Nixon, Grampian
NAPA PURE STOCKS
1. Warren Casher, Black Moshannon; 2. Dan London, Irishtown; 3. Gary Little,
Woodland; 4. Shawn Lamoreau, Grampian; 5. Frank Little, Woodland; 6. Calvin
Wallace, Clearfield; 7. Gary McElheny, Blandburg; 8. Bob Bowery, Clearfield; 9.
Keith Bailey, Rockton; 10. Kevin Clark,