For some racecar drivers it takes years before they win their first race. Some never win. But a select few are able to find victory lane in their rookie season and that happened Friday night at Path Valley.
The PA Sprint Series 305 Sprints were added to Friday night�s schedule to make up for previous rainouts. Eric Parker was glad that decision was made. Parker started first in the feature, and twenty laps later he was still there. This is Parker�s first year of driving a racecar and this was his first win ever. As the track got drier Parker used a smooth line and good throttle control to put distance between himself and second place Kody Lehman. Craig Myers made a late race charge to finish third, with Tim Dietz fourth and point leader Tyler Bear fifth. The race was red-flagged twice in the first five laps. Keith McIntyre rolled over in turn one and two laps later Tyler Lebo and Steve Kenawell made contact, resulting in Lebo�s car rolling over. Heat race wins went to Bear and Lebo.
305 Sprint: 1.Eric Parker (Lewistown, PA), 2.Kody Lehman, 3.Craig Myers, 4.Tim Dietz, 5.Tyler Bear, 6.Jim Kennedy, 7.Mark Watkins, 8.Chad Myers, 9.Paul Snyder, 10.Daren Bolac, 11.Tyler Reeser, 12.Eric Mathiot, 13.Steve Kenawell, 14.Tyler Lebo, 15.Keith McIntyre,
16.George Riden DNS: Alex Schanz
Lap Leaders: Eric Parker (1-20)
Heats: Tyler Bear, Tyler Lebo