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
Back to Racing!
The weather looks good for Memorial day weekend with plenty of RaceSaver events for your Holiday weekend! The action begins Friday with Williams Grove and we're expecting a big field for Beer Hill Cup race 3.Gates open at 5:30
Saturday we're finally racing at Path Valley where the series got started 20 years ago, once again the schedule is wide open so we may see some travelers looking to make a weekend of racing.
Finally on Sunday PA is covered end to end with Laurel Highlands at Bedford and MASS at Grandview! it's bound to be an exciting weekend for racers and fans alike with exciting RaceSaver racing that is affordable fun for racers, tracks and fans alike. Enjoy the sunshine and go get some RaceSaver racing this weekend where TALENT WINS
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40 cars Pack Port Royal for Beer Hill Cup race 2
It was Beer Hill Cup race 2 Saturday night and only 26 cars were expected as cold temperatures have kept recreational racers in the garage until Saturday night, when things warmed up. 40 cars were on hand for Alan Kumpf Benefit night with PASS. Kumpf ran the number 40 which matched the unexpected car count Saturday. Many PASS teams made their first start of the season and Western PA racers eager to get started traveled to the Speed Palace.
A total of $821 was raised for Kumpf who was a part time racer for more than a decade with PASS. Kumpf Passed away recently at the age of 37 and is survived by a wife and 3 children. It was an impressive amount of generosity from the racing community once again for a driver that many people may have never met.
Four qualifying events were needed, and Austin Bishop drew the pole position after earning the draw in his heat race, unfortunately for the second race in a row at Port Royal Bishop was unable start when the teams came to the grid. Kassidy Kreitz suffered the same fate just 2 weeks before. Bishop was the leader of the Beer Hill Cup points going into the evening.
Dylan Shatzer ran a brilliant race in the middle groove while other ran the high side. Shatzer led the first four laps when Christian Rumsey took over the lead. Kyle Smith moved into position and was able to take over the lead on a lap 7 restart while Shatzer and Rumsey tried to hold off Jeff Miller Jr. through the second half of the race. Miller was able to garner a second place finish as he tried to close on Smith. A hard charging Darren Miller ran out of laps as he charged into the lead pack and was headed for the front in the closing laps settling for 3rd place.
Sixth through 10th went to Zach Newlin, Ken Duke Jr., Jonathan Jones, Drew Ritchey and Kassidy Kreitz.
Heats were taken by Shatzer, Darren Miller, Jeff Miller and Smith with Stephanie Dodson taking the consolation race.
305 sprints, 18 laps: 1. Kyle Smith, 2. Jeff Miller, 3. Darren Miller, 4. Christian Rumsey, 5. Dylan Shatzer, 6. Zach Newlin, 7. Ken Duke Jr., 8. Jonathan Jones, 9. Drew Ritchey, 10. Kassidy Kreitz, 11. Nick Sweigart, 12. John Scarborough, 13. Jaremi Hanson, 14. Kyle Ganoe, 15. Josh Dressler, 16. Reed Thompson, 17. Roger Irvine, 18. Colton Hoover, 19. Fred Arnold, 20. Erin Statler, 21. Stephanie Dodson, 22. Josh Guiher, 23. Andrew Hake, 24. Vincey Dougherty, 25. Wally Eshenaur
DNQ: Austin Bishop, Cody Hackenberry, Dave Guss Jr., Robert Garvey, Randy Sterling, Cory Thornton, Dave Wickham, Jacob Gomola, Jimmy White, Kirsten Hess, John Fiore, Cale Reigel, Matthew Kline, Dave Graber, Kurt Knepper