Hey there race fans, it’s a very soggy Monday here in Pennsylvania, and that means it’s time for this update to the ranking that I keep.
I mention soggy, because the remnants tropical storm Gordon of have been hitting us hard here all weekend, and continue to hit us hard. I actually worry for the DTWC, held at Portsmouth Raceway Park, dude to flooding. If you’ve never been there, let me explain a bit. The track itself sits in a low lying area a stones throw away from the Ohio river, and tends to get completely flooded when the river swells. Ohio is already soggy from the storm heading through there late last week. Now the same storm is causing the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers to swell to flood stage levels. Those two rivers feed the Ohio, which is already on the high side. PRP is going to flood. I don’t expect it to still be flooded out when it comes time to run the DTWC, but they’re going to have one hell of a cleanup on their hands.
Okay, now that you know the weather situation, let me explain what it meant for racing in our area over this past scoring week. Just two tracks got their shows in, Thunder Mountain, and Port Royal, who both ran on Friday night, so this update has a fair amount of drivers who did not score.
So here’s the rankings.
1. Jeff Rine (9), 117 points. Jeff won at Port Royal.
2. Dylan Yoder (4), 91 points. Dylan ran second at Port Royal
3. Max Blair (8), 86 points.
4. Jared Miley (5), 69 points. Jared came home second at Thunder Mountain.
5. Michael Norris (10), 66 points.
6. Coleby Frye (5), 58 points.
7. Jon Lee (5), 56 points. Jon got a third at Thunder Moutain.
8. Andy Haus (2), 55 points. Andy finished third at Port Royal.
9. Bryan Bernheisel (4), 47 points.
9. Mike Maresca (2), 47 points.
And that’s the top ten for this week. Check back next Monday to see where your favorites land.
And on a serious note, the them iof this week’s writeup is weather, and we’re in the season not so affectionately called hurricane season. There’s a monster of a hurricane headed straight for the southeast. Let’s hope it take a turn north or weakens before is hits the shore