Randy Stoudt Tops Late Models While Jason Townsend Gets First Street Stock Win
By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway
YORK HAVEN, PA 4/2/16
Veteran driver Rich Eichelberger visited victory lane in Saturday night’s 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature at Susquehanna Speedway.
After Timmie Barrick set the pace through the first 12 laps, Eichelberger put his Lobar Inc. #8 machine out front and never looked back as he went onto score yet another win in his storied racing career.
Barrick followed the Dillsburg racer home in second but was disqualified after failing post race tech. Barrick was credited with 18th, the final car to finish the event.
Chad Criswell was moved up to second place trailed by Hard Charger Scott Dellinger, Russ Mitten and Tony Jackson with Rick Barr, Jay Fannasy, opening night winner Gregg Foster, Scott Geesey and Mike Enders completing the top 10 finishers.
Heat winners for the 27 Credit Connection Auto Sales Sportsman were Enders, Barrick and Criswell with Lanny Hake winning the consolation.
Pottstown racer Randy Stoudt put the famous Leinbach Racing #NINE back in the winners circle after taking the 20-lap 358 late model feature win.
Stoudt took control from Matt Murphy with five laps down and raced to the win ahead of last week’s winner Gene Knaub, Chase Billet, Ralph Morgan, Jr. and Murphy.
Completing the top 10 were Cam Zeigler, Grant Adams, Kyle Lear, Scott Richwine and Cameron Benyou.
Lear and Knaub were heat race winners for the 20 cars pitside.
Jason Townsend got by leader Mike Potts during the fourth lap of the 20-lap street stock feature and never looked back in taking his first win of the season ahead of Potts, Josh Bloom, Jim Palm and Eddie Richards.
Palm, Jimmy Combs and Ryan Smith were heat race winners. Bob Scott, Jr. was the consolation winner with 31 cars signed in for competition.
This coming weekend will be a big one at Susquehanna Speedway as the speedway plays host to its first double race weekend kicking off with Wintermyer’s Auto Salvage Night on Saturday, April 9 featuring the first appearance of the season by the PASS/IMCA Sprints, the Precise Late Models, Road Warriors and the ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends. Gates open at 4PM with racing beginning at 6PM.
Then on Sunday April 10, the first of seven BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series events will take center stage as the 358 Sprints will also join the 410 Sprint cars for the special Sunday night program. Gates open at 4PM with racing starting at 6PM.
Results From April 4, 2016
Super Sportsman Feature Finish (25 Laps): 1. 8- Rich Eichelberger, 2. 7B Timmie Barrick, 3. 55C Chad Criswell, 4. 30 Scott Dellinger, 5. 77 Russ Mitten, 6. 17J Tony Jackson, 7. 00 Rick Barr, 8. 222 Jay Fannary, 9. 32 Gregg Foster, 10. 41 Scott Geesey, 11. 3B Mike Enders, 12. 54 Doug Dodson, 13. 58 Paul Miller, 14. 83 Bruce Buckwalter, 15. 77W Tom Wycroff, 16. 10 Troy Rhome, 17. 20W Davey Walsh, 18. 14 Nate Young, 19. 19 Devin Beidel, 20. 75 Kenny Edkins, 21. 99G Scott Grace, 22. 11S John Stoll Jr., 23. 91 Lanny Hake 24. 42 Troy Hockenberry
Late Model Feature Finish: 1. NINE Randy Stouat 2. 1 Gene Knaub 3. 22 Chase Billet 4. 87 Ralph Morgan Jr. 5. 21M Matt Murphy 6. 21Z Cam Zeigler 7. 64 Grant Adams 8. 151 Kyle Leave 9. 2 Scott Richwine 10. 610 Cameron Beyou 11. 57 Brad Shank 12. 43 Jake Jones 13. 116 Travis Mease 14. 89 Sonny Norris 15. 19L Dave Iatsha 16. 74 Randy Christine Jr. 17. 20 Steve Billet 18. 48 Chris Knopp 19. 36 Gary Warehime