Smith takes night one, Miller takes Cup
Kyle Smith Picked up the win Friday at Williams Grove Speedway and earned the guaranteed starter spot for Saturdays Keystone RaceSaver Challenge. Drew Ritchey, Tyler Denochick, Darren Miller and Scott Ellerman rounded out the top five. Millers 3rd place finish earned him the Beer Hill Cup Summer Series Championship after Zach Newlin lost an engine early in the night.
305 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Kyle Smith, 2. Drew Ritchey, 3. Tyler Denochick, 4. Darren Miller, 5. Scott Ellerman, 6. Jaremy Hanson, 7. Dave Grube, 8. Ken Duke Jr., 9. John Scarborough, 10. Jeff Geiges, 11. Jay Krout, 12. Ryan Stillwaggon, 13. Tyler Reinhardt, 14. Erin Statler, 15. Ryan Lynn, 16. Ian Detweiler, 17. Scott Frack, 18. Devin Adams, 19. Daren Bolack, 20. John Walp, 21. Brad Mellott, 22. Eric Husick, 23. Greg Dobrosky, 24. Jonathan Jones.
DNQ: Colton Hoover, Bob Garvey, Joe Kay, Fred Arnold, Mike Alleman, Rick Stief, Larry McVay, Jason Dunn, Austin Bishop, Dominic Melar, Nick Sweigart, Christian Rumsey, Randy Sterling, Kenny Heffner, Samantha Lieberman, Zach Newlin, Richard Lawson, Tyler Cochran
Grube claims 8/18 BHC Make up
PA/MASS Sprints ( Make Up Feature ) ( 36 Cars ):
1) 3D Dave Grube 2) 99z Zach Newlin 3) 61 Johnny Scarborough 4) 9D Andy Best 5) 36 Jaremi Hanson 6) 83 Billy Ney 7) 21J Jason Dunn 8) 9s Rick Stief 9) 17 Kyle Smith 10) 61 Jon Haegele 11) 18 Tim Tanner Jr.
12) 9c Darren Miller 13) 99 Devin Adams 14) 77J Jeff Geiges 15) 70 Eddie Wagner 16) 91J John Fiore 17) 8 Nick Sweigart 18) 2 CJ Faison 19) 50 Jay Krout 20) 83 Larry McVey 21) 20 Stephanie Dodson 22) 107
Colten Hoover 23) 11A Austin Bishop
DNS: 4 Tyler Reinhardt
DNQ: 69K Kassidy Kreitz, 69 Landon Price, 59T Tim Stallings, 2 Erin Statler, 51 Dave Graber, 54M Ryan Lynn, 59 Jonathan Wancheck, 5 Wally Eshenaur, 1 Tom Carberry, 97 Kenny Heffner, 44K Kirsten Hess, 37
Bishop Takes BHC Race 5 at Trail-Way
Hanover, PA (7/13/18) - Elverson's Austin Bishop took the lead from his third starting spot on the second lap of the 25-lap PA Sprint Series BeerHill Cup Summer Series race, and went on to score his fifth PASS 305 Sprint Car victory of 2018 and his first at Trail-Way Speedway.
And he did it in exciting fashion, after holding off late race charges from Tyler Reinhardt and David Grube II, all while battling cars at the tail end of the lead lap.
For several laps, Bishop held a near two second lead over second running Reinhardt. As Bishop was approaching Larry McVay, who was at the tail end of the lead lap cars, Bishop attempted to go high and got out of shape, bringing second and third place to within a half second of the lead. Reinhardt attempted to make a move for the lead while Bishop continued to work on lapping McVay, until he too lost control of his car allowing David Grube II to take advantage and slip into the runner up spot.
"The track was getting narrower and narrower and I tried the top for one lap and we got out of shape," Bishop commented in victory lane. "I thought I was going to get a run on him (McVay) on the backstretch but he was kinda moving down. McVay’s a good driver," Bishop continued, "he just kind of tightened it up a lot at the end of the race. It was good running with him though. I was working my ass off trying to get by him because I knew second place was coming."
Grube, now running second, was within inches of Bishop with one lap remaining giving him one final shot at the lead. However, Bishop was able to hold him off all while racing behind McVay, who finished on the lead lap.
Following Bishop and Grube across the line were Reinhardt, Kyle Smith and Darren Miller, who completed the top five.
Qualifiers for the 305 Sprints were won by Jaremi Hanson and McVay.
P.A.S.S. 305 SPRINTS (BEERHILL CUP SUMMER SERIES RACE #5)
Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 11A-Austin Bishop; 2. 3D-David Grube II; 3. Tyler Reinhardt; 4. 17-Kyle Smith; 5. 9C-Darren Miller; 6. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 7. 77-Andrew Hake; 8. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 9. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 10. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 11. 50-Jay Krout; 12. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 13. 83-Larry McVay; 14. 2-Erin Statler (DNF); 15. 8D-Scott Ellerman (DNS). No time.
Lap Leaders - Andrew Hake (1), Austin Bishop (2-25)
305 Sprints Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 11A-Austin Bishop; 3. 3D-David Grube II; 4. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 5. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 8D-Scott Ellerman (DNS); 8. 20-Stephanie Dodson (DNS). No time.
305 Sprints Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 83-Larry McVay; 2. 77-Andrew Hake; 3. 4-Tyler Reinhardt; 4. 17-Kyle Smith; 5. 50-Jay Krout; 6. 9C-Darren Miller; 7. 11Z-Zach Newlin. No time.