Four new drivers, including Matt Parks in the limited late models, Mike Heckman in the PA 305 Sprints, Khi Swanger in the street stocks and Terry Norris in the hobby stocks, picked up victory’s on Saturday night at Hesston Speedway.
The sprint feature started with a horrifying crash that saw as many as three cars flipping, and possibly four. Roger Irvine and Jim Kennedy led the field to the start as Irvine got turned in front of the field and began flipping down the front stretch. Mark Watkins and Ron Farrer also flipped in the mêlée. The drivers were checked over by members of Williamsburg and Marklesburg Ambulance services and all refused treatment.
On the complete restart the field saw another crash when Kennedy spun in the fourth turn and was collected by a host of cars that saw Kennedy, Nathan Gramley,Jim Moffett, Rod Ort and Erin Statler eliminated. No one was injured in the accident.
The third try it finally worked, with Mike Heckman taking the lead at the start and holding on for the win over Andy Haus, Joe Zap, Tom Worrick and Reed Thompson rounding out the top five. Heat wins went to Mark Watkins, Roger Irvine and Mike Heckman.