Monday, August 02, 2021

Bard Outduels Walp for Clinton County Speedway Thriller


Twenty-seven RaceSaver Sprint Cars signed in for the competition on Friday night.   Austin Greenland and Ian Cummings brought the field up to speed at the drop of the green flag.  Fourth place starter, John Walp used the outside line to power to the front to lead the opening lap with sixth place starter Dylan Proctor of Lock Haven following in the runner up position.   Bard who started tenth was also using the top side of the speedway to advance up through the field.   By lap number five, Bard was in second with Josh Beamer, Procter and Greenland running in the top five.   Two cautions on laps seven and eight slowed the field briefly, with Walp being strong on both restarts.  

On the eleventh circuit, Walp, Bard and Beamer maintained the top three positions while fifth place starter Devin Brennan and twelfth place starter Jared Zionkowski cracked into the top five as the leaders were weaving through lapped traffic.   On lap number eighteen, Bard passed Walp while in lapped traffic to make the winning move.   The final caution of the race occurred on lap number 21 when Beamer’s car stopped on the speedway.   Bard held off Walp’s challenges on the restart to claim the victory over Walp Brennan, Zionkowski and Dominic Melair.  Sixth through tenth were Scott Lutz, Austin Greenland, Dylan Proctor, who was called for a jump on the last restart, Jeffrey Weaver and Mike Melair.  Heat races were won by Dustin Prettyleaf, Dominic Melair, and Beamer.  Weaver won the B-Main.

Ray Rothfuss started on the outside of the front row and commanded the Pro Stock feature main event.  The event was red flagged on lap number four when Robert Tressler tangled with two cars and rolled down the front straightaway.  All drivers were ok.   Following the restart, Rothfuss continued to pace the field with AJ Hoffman running second, followed by Corey Long, Brandon Moser and Noah Jensen.  Long took over the runner up position on the final lap, Moser was second followed by Kris Orwig and Rich Fye.  Heats were won by John Bouse and Robert Tressler.

Aiden Adams took the lead from his second starting position in the 270 Micro Sprint feature.   Adams held off the early race challenges from pole sitter Tyler Clowes.  Jeffrey Weaver and Skeetz Hockenbrock, worked their way up through the field and as both started deep in the back.  Weaver moved into the runner up position on lap number nine, as Hockenbrock took over fourth.   Following a lap twelve restart, Adams spun in turns one and two from an apparent mechanical failure forcing him to the pits and giving the lead to Weaver.  Weaver cruised to the victory over Hockenbrock.  Shane Musser charged from sixteenth to finish third, Dan Wertman was fourth and Cory Stable was fifth.  Heats were won by Weaver, Shawn McAndrew, and Adams.

Treavor Teats started on the pole of the 600 Micro Sprint feature event and took the early lead.  Third place starter Johnny Smith chased down Teats as the duo battled wheel to wheel for several laps.  Smith officially led lap number seven Teats passed him back on the following lap.   At the halfway point, Teats led Smith, Cody Hauck, Timmy Bittner, and Dexter Strawser.   Following a lap ten restart, the top three were in contention for the win.   Smith made a last lap pass for the win over Teats, Hauck, Bittner and Strawser.   Heats were won by Teats and Strawser.

Joey Snook led the opening lap of the Four Cylinder feature event.   Fourth place starter Dylan Craft took the lead by the completion of lap number two.   Keith Haagen advanced from seventh to move into second on lap number three.  At the race’s midway point Craft led Haggen, Maddox Smith, Tyler Watson, and Blake Snyder.   The top five remained unchanged for the remainder of the event with Craft claiming his first win of the season.  Heat races were won by John Bower, Watson, and Scott Englert. 

The Clinton County Speedway returns this week with two races in conjunction with the annual Clinton County Fair.  On Wednesday night, August 4th, the 270 Micro Sprint and the 600 Micro Sprint will compete in features paying $500 each.   In addition, the Pro Stock and Four Cylinders will be part of the program. 

On Friday night Century 21 and Real Estate agent Bob Boob will present kids night with a money and cash scramble during intermission.   The night will feature the Limited Late Models, the Pro Stocks, the 270 Micros, the 600 Micros and the four cylinders.

The following weekend is also a double header at Clinton County.  On August 13th, the RaceSaver Sprint cars will be back in competition with the Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros and Four Cylinders.  Then on Saturday August 14th, NAPA Auto Parts and Toner Auto Parts will present the return of the 410 Sprint Cars in a $4,000 to win $400 to win feature event.  It is the first time that the 410s have been back to Clinton County in over a decade.   The Pro Stocks and the Four Cylinders will also be on the card.  

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Sprints: 1. Garrett Bard 2. John Walp 3. Devin Brennam 4. Jared Zionkowski 5. Dominic Melair 6. Scott Lutz 7. Austin Greenland 8. Dylan Procter 9. Jeffrey Weaver 10. Mike Melair 11. Ken Duke Jr. 12. Dustin Prettyleaf 13. Dale Schweikart 14. Derek Hauck 15. Matt Tebbs 16. Ryan Lynn 17. Reed Thompson 18. Tylor Cochran 19. Cody Hackenberry 20. Josh Beamer 21. Ian Cummens 22. Mike Alleman 23. Mariah Romig 24. Dave Guss Jr.   DNS Neil Petock, Jim Kennedy, Josh Fox  Heats: Prettyleaf, D. Melair, Beamer.   B-Main: Jeffrey Weaver

Pro Stocks: 1. Ray Rothfuss 2. Cory Long 3. Brandon Moser 4. Kris Orwig Sr. 5. Rich Fye 6. Todd Geyer Sr. 7. AJ Hoffman 8. Rooster Peters 9. Noah Jensen 10. Johnny Bouse 11. Brad Benton 12. Marc Bitler 13. Robert Tressler DNS Tim Shirk, AY Schilling  Heats:  Bouse and Tressler

270 Micro Sprints:1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Skeetz Hockenbrock 3. Shaun Musser 4. Dan Wertman 5. Cory Stabley 6. Haden Walizer 7. Mitchell Holden 8. Brian Bender 9. Dam Chamberlin 10. Tyler Clowes 11. Aiden Adams 12. Tom Quiggle 13. Mac Wert 14. Denny Rineheimer 15. Rich Damore 16. Doug Reinard 17. Timmy Bittner 18. Sean McAndrew 19. Levi Brungard 20. Logan Hammaker  Heats: Weaver, McAndrew, Adams

600 Micros: 1. Johnny Smith 2. Trevor Teats 3. Cody Hauck 4. Timmy Bittner 5. Dexter Strawser 6. Sierra Hauck 7. Mason Peters 8. Jeff Gyuina 9. Mitchell Holden 10. Kyle Knopp 11. Dan Tripoli 12. Jeffrey Weaver 13. Chad Waite 14. Eric Knopp DNS: Don Werner.  Heats: Teats and Strawser

4 Cylinders: 1. Dylan Craft 2. Ketih Haagen 3. Maddox Smith 4. Tyler Watson 5. Blake Snyder 6. Chloe Smith 7. John Baney 8. Scott Englert 9. Damian Hand 10 Hunter Flook 11. Tim Muthler 12. Andrew Rickets 13. Emily Brouse 14. Gage Wilson 15. Kyle Strouse 16 Joey Snook 17. Joshua Thompson 18. Brian Snook 19. Katelynn Sementelli 20. Dakota Hamilton DNS: Jimmy Moyer, John Stringfellow, John Bower, Gavin Bilbay.  Heats: Bower, Watson, Englert.  

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