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103 cars filled the pits for the 9th Annual Sprint Nationals at Path Valley Speedway. The four-division show included 270cc and 600cc Micro Sprints, Sidewinders, and the PA Sprint Series 305 Sprints.

The PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint feature culminated the activities. An invert of ten was pulled for the feature, putting the heat winners in the middle of the sixteen-car field. ?Cowboy? Jim Kennedy started on the pole, but Tyler Bear outgunned him from outside the front row to grab the lead on lap one. The top five quickly fell into line and began clicking off laps. Bear was leading by over ten car lengths until he caught the rear of the field. As Bear cautiously worked on lapping cars Kennedy closed the gap. The only caution of the event fell on lap 21, when Alan Kumpf spun in turn four. After the restart Bear quickly put a straightaway gap between himself and Kennedy. The final passes came on the final lap when Kennedy slowed on the backstretch, allowing Randy Kaylor to take second and Ryan Lynn to get third. Bear led every lap of the 30-lap feature to win his second consecutive Sprint Nationals event. Kaylor finished second, ahead of Lynn, Kennedy, and Dave Wilson. Todd Spangler and Mark Watkins won the heat races.

PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint: Tyler Bear, Randy Kaylor, Ryan Lynn, Jim Kennedy, Dave Wilson, Ben Naugle, Steve Whary, Todd Spangler, Mark Watkins, Rodney Westhafer, George Riden, Marcus Defreitas, Alan Kumpf, Brian Walker, John Byers, Reed Thompson
Heats: Spangler, Watkins


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