8 out of 10 ain’t bad
By Rob Keller
When rain forced the postponement of five features from June 29, Path Valley management made a bold decision to run all five make-up features in one night. This meant the spectators would be given ten features in just one night. Unfortunately, rain came again and the last two events have been postponed until July 27th.
Kenny Hill led all twenty laps of the make-up Super Stock feature for his first win in that class. Hill was pressured by Adam Imes the entire way as the top five were bumper-to-bumper for most of the event. Third thru fifth went to Curtis Guyer, Adam Yetter, and Devin Hart.
Only two cars were present for the Street Stock make-up feature and Kenny Singer claimed the win over Josh Gustaf.
Jeremy Ott continued his dominant season in the 4-Cylinder Thunder Cars, first leading all twenty laps of the make-up feature, then winning the heat race, and then leading all thirteen laps of the rain shortened feature. Ott does not race in this class every week, but he has won every event he has entered this year. In the make-up feature Ott was followed by Justin Rasp, Shaun Linn, Robert McQuade, and Tony Hampton. Second thru fifth in the second feature were Rasp, Chase Shaw, Linn, and McQuade.
In the make-up Late Model feature Wes Bonebrake led all twenty-five laps from the pole-position to take the checkered flag. Randy Burkholder was on Bonebrake’s back bumper the last fifteen laps. Both drivers hugging the inside apron thru the turns and Burkholder could not make the pass, settling for second. Bob Dunn finished third, ahead of Brad Kling and Danny Snyder.
Ryan Laye started first in the make-up Mini Stock feature and led every lap, easily outdistancing Ronnie Garlock for the win. Dave Friedrich, Nathan Shaw, and Gary Dehart completed the top five.
It has been many years since Bill Powell raced at Path Valley, but you wouldn’t have known it in the regular Super Stock feature. Powell started on the pole and used the high groove to keep Adam Yetter behind him all twenty laps, taking the win. Curtis Guyer held off the charging Craig Imes for third with Adam Imes finishing fifth.
Josh Gustaf has been chasing Kenny Singer all year long in the Street Stocks. In the regular feature Gustaf showed Singer what it was like, at least for a little while. Gustaf started fourth, but was out in front before the first lap was over. Singer started fifth and it took him four laps to move into second. The leaders ran nose-to-tail until Gustaf slipped high and Singer made the winning pass on lap fourteen. Greg Moore and Boyd Brode raced back and forth with Moore prevailing for third. Steve Harlan returned after missing a few weeks and posted a solid fifth place.
Path Valley results for 7/13
Super Stock (make-up from 6/29): 1.Kenny Hill (Blairs Mills, PA), 2.Adam Imes, 3.Curtis Guyer, 4.Adam Yetter, 5.Devin Hart, 6.Ray Duffy, 7.Austin Johnson, 8.Tony Verno, 9.Shyann Bard
Lap Leaders: Kenny Hill (1-20)
Street Stock (make-up from 6/29): 1.Kenny Singer (Robertsdale, PA), 2.Josh Gustaf DNS: Steve Lowery
Lap Leaders: Kenny Singer (1-12)
4-Cylinder Thunder Car (make-up from 6/29): Jeremy Ott (Upper Strasburg, PA), 2.Justin Rasp, 3.Shaun Linn, 4.Robert McQuade, 5.Tony Hampton DQ: Chase Shaw
Lap Leaders: Jeremy Ott (1-20)
Late Model (make-up from 6/29): 1.Wes Bonebrake (Hagerstown, MD), 2.Randy Burkholder, 3.Bob Dunn, 4.Brad Kling, 5.Danny Snyder, 6.Tim Fedder, 7.Ken Yoder
Lap Leaders: Wes Bonebrake (1-25)
Mini Stock (make-up from 6/29): 1.Ryan Laye (Ft. Loudon, PA), 2.Ronnie Garlock, 3.Dave Friedrich, 4.Nathan Shaw, 5.Gary Dehart, 6.Bill Kennedy, 7.Chris Anderson, 8.Korey Washinger, 9.Shaun Patterson, 10.Tim Williamson, 11.Denny Cramer DNS: Mark Grove
Lap Leaders: Ryan Laye (1-20)
Super Stock: 1.Bill Powell (Millerstown, PA), 2.Adam Yetter, 3.Curtis Guyer, 4.Craig Imes, 5.Adam Imes, 6.Devin Hart, 7.Kenny Hill, 8.Deron Henry, 9.Joe Daywalt, 10.Rich Earhart, 11.Tony Verno, 12.Ray Duffy, 13.Shyann Bard, 14.Austin Johnson, 15.John Goshorn
Lap Leaders: Bill Powell (1-20)
Heats: Curtis Guyer, Devin Hart
Street Stock: 1.Kenny Singer (Robertsdale, PA), 2.Josh Gustaf, 3.Greg Moore, 4.Boyd Brode, 5.Steve Harlan, 6.Taylor Farlling, 7.Phil Boden, 8.Justin Gearhart, 9.Bridge Bookwalter, 10.Dave Brown
Lap Leaders: Josh Gustaf (1-13), Kenny Singer (14-20)
Heat: Greg Moore
4-Cylinder Thunder Car: 1.Jeremy Ott (Upper Strasburg, PA), 2.Justin Rasp, 3.Chase Shaw, 4.Shaun Linn, 5.Robert McQuade DNS: Tony Hampton
Lap Leaders: Jeremy Ott (1-13) rain shortened
Heat: Jeremy Ott