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For Super Dirt Late Models

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Mid-Atlantic Series - MACS
Indiana, PA 
October 2, 1999
By: Jeff Geesey

The Cameron's rolled out the welcome mat to the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) for the twentieth show of the season at Potomac Speedway, Budds Creek, MD, for the Southern Maryland Invitational, paying $6,000 to-win from the $32,000 total purse. Fifty-seven drivers arrived to do battle from eight states including Delaware, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

Greencastle, PA, veteran, Gary Stuhler, notched his second consecutive Series laurels marking his fourth MACS win of the season. He ties with Todd Andrews, each claiming eleven Series events in the last three seasons. Stuhler drives the Dale Beitler owned MasterSbilt, powered by a 415 Leggett, shod with Hoosier tires. Gary's boosters include Duron and Reliable Painting, as well as Leggett Engine Research.

The best 24 rose to the top through six heats and two B Mains for the 50-lap feature. A redraw among the top two finishers from each heat for the top 12 starting positions set up Ray Kable and Jerry Foster in the front row. Eventual winner, Gary Stuhler, started sixth on the grid.

Jerry Foster snatched the early lead as the entire field was catapulting around a smooth the 3/8 mile high-banked oval. The first of several cautions waved on lap 4, showing Foster in command followed by Scott Rhodes, Kable, Stuhler, and D.J. Myers.

The second caution occurred two short revolutions later as Carl Billet looped his mount on the front straightaway. The top five shifted to reveal Foster, Rhodes, Stuhler, Kable, and Myers.

The field settled into an extended green flag period with Foster leading the way. It took Stuhler four additional laps (lap 11) to wrestle second away from Rhodes. Foster's advantage over second place was dwindling through each corner. Stuhler rapidly reeled in the leader as the next caution flew on lap 18. Foster, Stuhler, Rodney Franklin from fifteenth, Rhodes, and Kable constituted the top five.

One more lap was in the books when the next caution flew. In that span of time, Stuhler had whisked away the lead from Foster. Stuhler, Foster, Franklin, Rhodes, and Kable formed the top five.

Another caution waved for Jack Pencil. High-flying Bo Feathers, from twenty-second, replaced Kable in fifth. The top five reshuffled and included Stuhler, Foster, Franklin, Rhodes and Feathers.

Nine more laps were recorded prior to a flurry of cautions on laps 34 and 35. One of them involved hard-charging Feathers relegating him to the tail of the field for the restart. The revised top five now included Stuhler, Rhodes, Franklin, Booper Bare, and Foster.

Stuhler, performing masterfully, kept all of his challengers at bay despite the intense battle for second. On lap 38, Franklin vaulted past Rhodes into the runner-up spot and gave chase. Franklin was reeling in the smooth running Stuhler as the laps clicked off. 

With just 10 laps to go, Tommy Armel cracked the top five after starting twenty-first. One lap later another caution flew tightening the field. Stuhler's advantage over Franklin evaporated, as Franklin became glued to Stuhler's back bumper. The top five was amended and included Stuhler, Franklin, Rhodes, Bare, and Armel.

When racing resumed Stuhler fended off the challenges of Franklin. On lap 49 another caution flew. Series rules dictate that, when this situation arises, two more laps must be completed under green. The two-lap dash to the checkers found the top five comprised of Stuhler, Franklin, Bare, Rhodes, and Feathers, from his lap 34 misfortune.

Stuhler claimed the victory followed by Franklin, Bare, Rhodes, and Feathers. Andy Anderson, from eighteenth, Armel, David Hill, Bernheisel, and James Adkins embodied the next tier.

MACS fans Jim and Michelle Cardwell, Falls Church, VA, contributed $50.00 to the third place finisher, Booper Bare.

Calico Coatings gift certificate winners were Gary Stuhler $125.00; Bo Feathers was the event's hard-charger; however, he did not carry the Calico decal. The award was then given to Tommy Armel (hard charger) $75.00; Jeff Ferguson $50.00 and Kenny Pettyjohn $50.00 

MACS Facts:
Series stats reveal 302 drivers participating in twenty events from eleven states including: Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

Eight of the top ten Series points drivers were present.

Career Wins Todd Andrews - 11
Gary Stuhler - 11
Chub Frank - 8 

Top Ten in Points
1. 1C Lynn Geisler 1801 6. 11L Jeff Ferguson 1374
2. W11 Robbie Blair 1785 7. 112 Dave Padula 1316
3. 83R Scott Rhodes 1552 8. 30 Skeet Reckner 1226
4. 42 Todd Andrews 1489 9. 13 Jim Mazur 1179
5. 42B Scott Brode 1447 10. 28 Ed Carley 1158

Event: # 20
Potomac Speedway, Budds Creek, MD

Hoosier Racing Tire/Stan Hover Racing
Heat #1 (10 Laps)

Car # Driver Hometown
1.00B Booper Bare Rockbridge Bath, VA
2.14 Jack Pencil Bedford, PA
3.25D David Williams Avenue, MD
4.112 David Padula Greencastle, PA
5.92 Harold Dorsey Baltimore, MD

Slavic Custom Racing Shirts and Decals
Heat #2 (10 Laps) 

Car # Driver Hometown
1.15T Ray Kable Baltimore, MD
2.70J D.J. Myers Greencastle, PA
3.40 Les Hare New Park, PA
4.81 Bill Timme Pasadena, MD
5.24 Nathan Durboraw Hagerstown, MD

Lias Tire Racing Division/McCreary
Heat #3 (10 Laps)

Car # Driver Hometown
1.75H David Hill Hurlock, MD
2.19 Gary Stuhler Greencastle, PA
3.01 Rodney Franklin White Post, VA
4.80 Mike Altobelli Saxton, PA
5.4N Allen Brannon Winchester, VA

King's Jewelry/ARTCARVED
Heat #4 (10 Laps) 

Car # Driver Hometown
1.33 Carl Billet York Haven, PA
2.119 Jim Bernheisel Lebanon, PA
3.21C Chris Shuey Orefield, PA
4.7N Rob Nichols Nashport, VA
5.48B Tim Booth Edgewater, MD

Fox's Racing Engines
Heat #5 (10 Laps) 

Car # Driver Hometown
1.5 Jerry Foster Glen Burnie, MD
2.83R Scott Rhodes Somerset, PA
3.1C Lynn Geisler Cranberry Twp., PA
4.8L Jeff Leiphart York, PA
5.7J Jere Wierman Stewartstown, PA

Carrera Shocks
Heat #6 (10 Laps) 
Car # Driver Hometown
1.28 James Adkins Waldorf, MD
2.82 Andy Fries Mercersburg, PA
3.25A Andy Anderson Winchester, VA
4.00F Bo Feathers Winchester, VA
5.05 Roy Deese,Jr. Odenton, MD

PRO Shocks
B Main #1 (15 Laps)

Car # Driver Hometown
1. 4N Allen Brannon Winchester, VA
2.15A Tommy Armel Winchester, VA
3.11L Jeff Ferguson Brownfield, PA
4.112 Dave Padula Greencastle, PA
5.42B Scott Brode Keyser, WV

Bazell Oil
B Main # 2 (15 Laps)
Car # Driver Hometown
1.24 Nathan Durboraw Hagerstown, MD
2.00F Bo Feathers Winchester, VA
3.05 Roy Deese, Jr. Odenton, MD
4.38 Kenny Pettyjohn Georgetowne, DE
5.44 Deane Guy Clementus, MD

A Main (50 Laps)
Car # Driver Hometown
1. 19 Gary Stuhler Greencastle, PA
2.01 Rodney Franklin White Post, VA
3.00B Booper Bare Rockbridge Bath, VA
4.83R Scott Rhodes Somerset, PA
5.00F Bo Feathers Winchester, VA
6.25A Andy Anderson Winchester, VA
7.15A Tommy Armel Winchester, VA
8.75H David Hill Hurlock, MD
9.119 Jim Bernheisel Lebanon, PA
10.28 James Adkins Waldorf, MD
11.1C Lynn Geisler Cranberry Twp., PA
12.W11Rob Blair Titusville, PA
13.25DDavid Williams Avenue, MD
14.14 Jack Pencil Bedford, PA
15.5 Jerry Foster Glen Burnie, MD
16.70JDJ Myers Greencastle, PA
17.82 Andy Fries Mercersburg, PA
18.15 David Hoffman Mechanicsville, MD
19.4N Allen Brannon Winchester, VA
20.33 Carl Billet York Haven, PA
21.15TRay Kable Baltimore, MD
22.24Nathan Durboraw Hagerstown, MD
23.40 Les Hare New Park, PA
24.21CChris Shuey Orefield, PA

Car Count: 57

Lap Leaders: 1-18 Foster; 19-50 Stuhler

Cautions: 4,6,18,19,23,34(3),35,41,49

Time of event: 34:12

Hard Chargers Start Finish Advanced
*Bo Feathers 22 5 17
Tommy Arme l2 17 14
Rodney Franklin 15 2 13
Andy Anderson 18 6 12
Rob Blair 23 12 9

*did not display Calico Coatings decal on the car 

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