Andrew Hake ran an excellent race Saturday night picking up the PASS season opener at Path Valley in a 10 year old car with a motor his dad built. It was Hakes first ever win.
Hake took the early lead and survived numerous caution flags holding off some strong contenders. Mark Watkins who has won numerous races at Path Valley and Zack Newlin the 2015 PASS champ were close behiind . Watkins got a look under Hake on several occasions but Hake never faltered. Dale Schweikart made it interesting with yet another good run at Path Valley closing in on the leaders in the final laps pulling into close contention in the final laps for 3rd. Dave Brown came from deep in the field to finish 4th while Newlin held on for a 5th place finish.
21 cars were on hand for the chilly season opener and the extensive work on the speedway over the winter paid off as the track was in excellent shape.
The series moves on to Port Royal next week.
Pennsylvania IMCA 305 Sprints (21 cars):
1. Andrew Hake 2. Mark Watkins 3. Dale Schweikart 4. Dave Brown 5. Zachary Newlin 6. Cale Reigle 7. Kyle Lloyd 8. Austin Burke 9. Scott Lutz 10. Kyle Ganoe 11. Dave Grube 12. Dave Guss Jr. 13 Marcus Defreitas 14. Brad Mellott 15. Dave Graber 16. Jeff Taylor 17. Cody Hackenberry 18. Jim Kennedy 19. Ron Aurand 20. Drew Ritchey 21. Colt Lepley