Myers and Leiby take Micro wins
By Rob Keller
The All-American Outlaws and the Central PA Legends touring series joined the regular divisions of 4-Cylinder Thunder Cars, 270cc Micro Sprints, and 600cc Micro Sprints on Saturday night at Path Valley Speedway.
The “Myers Boys”, Cory and Chad, started first and second in the 270cc Micro Sprint feature and ran that way with Cory leading the way the first twelve laps. The handling started to go away on Cory’s ride and Chad took over the top spot on lap thirteen. Chad Myers stayed in control to the finish beating Colby Dice and Chad Thomas. Cory Myers faded to a fourth place finish with Jason Houtz in fifth. Heat race checkers went to Bob Brubaker, Adam Warner, and Levi Peck
It was another family affair front row in the All-American Outlaw feature, with Fred Cullum on the pole and Justin Cullum starting second. They ran the first few laps side-by-side and Justin finally took control using the high groove. The pair ran nearly bumper-to-bumper until lap ten. Brittany Coleman had got a flat front tire and was attempting to get to the pit area when the leaders caught her. They did not realize she was trying to exit the track and tried to go around her. Justin realized what was happening and got on the brakes hard to avoid a major crash. Fred was able to pull to the inside and make what proved to be the winning pass. Justin recovered in time to hold on to second, holding off Brooks Coleman, Hunter Nester, and Scott Jorda. Randy Doty and Justin Cullum were heat race winners.
The Central PA Legends were at Path Valley Speedway for the second consecutive night. Vernon Houseman set the pace for the first three laps until Rick Miller took control on lap four. Miller led the rest of the way to claim the win. Scott Gobrecht rallied in the closing laps, but came up a few car lengths short at the finish. Third thru fifth went to Bill Diehl, Jacob Feltch, and Chris Spidle. Gobrecht and Diehl won the heat races.
In the 4-Cylinder Thunder Car feature Justin Rasp was able to beat Raymond Middaugh to turn one on the start to grab the lead. Middaugh continually hounded Rasp, looking to his inside nearly every turn. But Rasp used the momentum of the high groove to retain the lead, leading all twenty laps for the win. Kyle Martin finished third, ahead of Dalton McQuade and Robert McQuade. The heat race win went to Middaugh.
They say you can’t win a race on the first lap, but a good start sure can help. Chandler Leiby started fourth in the 600cc Micro Sprint feature, but immediately went to the top spot on lap one. Timmie Barrick started farther back and it took him a few laps to make his way to the runner-up spot. After the restart on lap four Leiby stretched his lead out to nearly a straightaway by the halfway mark and the gap remained fairly consistent the last half. The win is Leiby’s first of the year at Path Valley. Barrick has now strung together several top five finishes, including last weeks win and a second place this week. Frankie Peters, Gunnar Layton, and Kameron Morral completed the top five. Barrick also won the heat race.
Path Valley results 6/23
270cc Micro Sprint: 1.Chad Myers (Fayetteville, PA), 2.Colby Dice, 3.Chad Thomas, 4.Cory Myers, 5.Jason Houtz, 6.Levi Peck, 7.Mike Boyer, 8.Adam Warner, 9.Daryl Beakler, 10.Brandon Hawkins, 11.Don Roush, 12.Gary Keister, 13.Eric Forsythe, 14.Scott Hawkins, 15.Dave Hollar, 16.Jerry Palm, 17.Dave Hawkins, 18.Bob Brubaker, 19.Cory Thornton, 20.Kylie Winkler, 21.Tyler Reich, 22.Michael Winkler, 23.Cody Hackenberry
Lap Leaders: Cory Myers (1-12), Chad Myers (13-20)
Heats: Bob Brubaker, Adam Warner, Levi Peck
All-American Outlaws: 1.Fred Cullum (Manchester, PA), 2.Justin Cullum, 3.Brooks Coleman, 4.Hunter Nester, 5.Scott Jorda, 6.Al Daniels, 7.Jessie Morrison, 8.Randy Doty, 9.Carnie Fryfogle, 10.David Egge, 11.Tim Fake, 12.Tony Jorda, 13.Brittany “Boots” Coleman
Lap Leaders: Justin Cullum (1-10), Fred Cullum (11-20)
Heats: Randy Doty, Justin Cullum
Legend: 1.Rick Miller (Spring Grove, PA), 2.Scott Gobrecht, 3.Bill Diehl, 4.Jacob Feltch, 5.Chris Spidle, 6.Vernon Houseman, 7.Chad Earnst, 8.Clint Penkauskas, 9.Chris McKinney, 10.Randy Minich, 11.Ed Trump, 12.John Kerchner
Lap Leaders: Vernon Houseman (1-3), Rick Miller (4-20)
Heats: Scott Gobrecht, Bill Diehl
4-Cylinder Thunder Car: 1.Justin Rasp (McConnellsburg, PA), 2.Raymond Middaugh, 3.Kyle Martin, 4.Dalton McQuade, 5.Robert McQuade, 6.Justin Mull
Lap Leaders: Justin Rasp (1-20)
Heat: Raymond Middaugh
600cc Micro Sprint: 1.Chandler Leiby (Carlisle, PA), 2.Timmie Barrick, 3.Frankie Peters, 4.Gunnar Layton, 5.Kameron Morral, 6.Alex Potosky, 7.Mike Rynard, 8.Kris Walters, 9.Mike Johnson, 10.Devin Beidel
Lap Leaders: Chandler Leiby (1-20)
Heat: Timmie Barrick