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.
Ney claims first career win Sunday at BAPs
Billy Ney broke an 8 year draught Sunday winning race 4 of the Beer Hill Cup Summer series. It was a celebration for his entire family as Matt Miller from Beer Hill was on hand to give Billy the "lift" in Victory lane
Pass Pa Sprint Series BeerHill Cup ( 27 Cars ):
1) 83 Billy Ney 2) 61 Johnny Scarborough 3) 3D Dave Grube 4) 11A Austin Bishop 5) 11z Zach Newlin 6) 4 Tyler Reinhardt 7) 9c Darren Miller 8) 8 Nick Sweigart 9) 0 Kyle Ganoe 10)
5 John Walp 11) Q2 Johnny Yanek 12) 8D Scott Ellerman 13) 18 Ian Detweiler 14) 67 Ken Duke Jr. 15) 20 Stephanie Dodson 16) 26 Ryan Lynn 17) 69 Landon Price 18) 880 Drew
Ritchey 19) 44K Kirsten Hess 20) 50 Jay Krout 21) 2 Erin Statler 22) 21 Eric Valinsky 23) 33 Scott Lutz 24) 69K Kassidy Kreitz 25) 92 Alex Potosky
DNQ: 80 Dave Wickham, 36 Jaremi Hanson
Lap Leaders: 83 Ney ( 1 - 20 )
Heat Winners: 33 Lutz, 11A Bishop, 83 Ney
Bishop takes win Duke takes lead for the cup
Austin Bishop held off a late charge from Ken Duke Jr. to pick up the win with a stellar 42 car field on Friday night. The win was his second of the season and 2nd of 3 wins in the Beer Hill Cup Summer Series however Ken Duke now leads the race for the cup. Meanwhile Saturday night at Path Valley 22 cars were on hand with questionable weather but track officials managed to get all of the qualifying in setting up a 2 feature events for this weekend.
Bishop drew the pole Friday night and lead every lap to claim the win however earlier this year he was not as fortunate when he drew the pole for race 2 at Port Royal only to have an issue which prevented him from starting. That twist of fate has former chanps Ken Duke Jr. and Zach Newlin in the top spots for the Beer Hill Cup with Darren Miller also tied for second and Kyle smith in 4th with Bishop sitting in 5th.
Friday night results
1. Austin Bishop, 2. Ken Duke Jr., 3. Jeff Geiges, 4. Scott Ellerman, 5. Zach Newlin, 6. Jay Krout, 7. Darren Miller, 8. Kyle Smith, 9. Jonathan Scarborough, 10 Dave Grube, 11. Jaremi Hanson, 12. Nick Sweigart, 13. Mike Alleman, 14. Larry McVey, 15. Rick Stief, 16. Christian Rumsey, 17. John Walp, 18. Dave Brown Jr., 19. Jonathan Jones, 20. Reed Thompson, 21. Stephanie Dodson, 22. Josh Guiher 23. Colton Hoover, 24. Kassidy Kreitz, 25. Alex Petosky, 26. Cale Reigle
DNQ: Fred Arnold, Drew Ritchey, Dave Wickham, Josh Dressler, Tom Carberry, Eric Husick, Devin Adams, Wally Eshenaur, Ian Detweiler, Dan McLair, Kyle Ganoe, Ryan Lynn, Johnny Yanek, Kurt Knepper, Erin Statler, Tyler Cochran