Hey there race fans, I apologize for the delay in this week’s update. I had something come up yesterday, and just couldn’t get enough time in front of my PC to get this update out yesterday. I also have to apologize in advance of next week, where an update won’t be posted. I’m having a small surgical procedure done Monday, and it will preclude me from posting an update for a couple days while I recover, so this column is going to take a one week hiatus. I’ll make mention of any results for next weekend for our top ten the following week.
That said, let’s talk about this week’s action. Rain did put a slight damper on the weekend’s racing, as Lernerville rained out Friday night. Everybody else that had a super late model show scheduled managed to get that program in. Most of the shows scheduled were regular weekly shows, the lone exception being Thunder Mountain’s Conor Bobik Memorial Friday night.
Here are the tracks that did run, and as usual, point total is in parenthesis after track name.
Thunder Mountain (7)
Port Royal (5)
Roaring Knob (5)
Much of the top ten didn’t score any points this week, but those that did really tightened up the top of the standings. Again we see the top three within three points of each other.
To see what I mean, here’s this week’s top ten:
1. Dylan Yoder (3), 71 points. Dylan got the win at Port Royal
2. Max Blair (10), 70 points. Max was fourth at Thunder Mountain and was the winner at Eriez.
3. Jeff Rine (3), 68 points. Jeff came home third at Port Royal
4. Jason Covert (2), 54 points.
5. Jared Miley (4), 53 points.
6. Rick Eckert (5), 52 points.
7. Andy Haus (2), 46 points. Andy ran second at Port Royal.
8. Mason Ziegler (2), 45 points.
9. Bob Dorman (3), 38 points.
10. Michael Lake (4), 37 points. Michael finished second at Hummingbird.
10. Michael Norris (4), 37 points. Michael got fourth at Port Royal.
10. Coleby Frye (2), 37 points. Coleby grabbed a third at Selinsgrove.
And that’s our top ten, well, twelve because of a tie, for this week. It really is going to bne interesting coming down the stretch this year with the WoO still having four dates in the state left this year. If one of the top ten manages to score one of those wins, it could put them pretty solidly in command. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that one of “our” guys could take one (or more) of those victories, considering five of the top ten have won WoO races, and are definitely capable of doing it again. Pennsylvania tends to have a pretty good record of defending its house.
That said, I know, those races are still, for all intents and purposes, still two weeks away, but as I said above, I won’t be around next week, so I gotta get the hype in this week.
See you guys in two weeks!