CANNON REPEATS IN WHITCOMB MEMORIAL; YODER AND MINIUM WIN STOCK CAR FIRSTS; ROADRUNNER 20 AWARDED TO DUNHAM

Date: 6/20/2010 10:23:24 PM

 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19 June 2010
Steve Inch

CANNON REPEATS IN WHITCOMB MEMORIAL; 
YODER AND MINIUM WIN STOCK CAR FIRSTS;
ROADRUNNER 20 AWARDED TO DUNHAM


SELINSGROVE, Pa. Ė Pat Cannonís winning streak in central Pennsylvania
continued Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway when the Etters driver
claimed his fourth victory at the track in the seventh annual Joe Whitcomb
Memorial for 358 sprint cars.

For the second year in a row, Cannon won the Whitcomb Memorial and earned
$1,771 for his eighth win overall in 2010, having also won at Williams
Grove Speedway on Friday night. The victory marked the 21st of Cannonís
career at the Snyder County oval driving the Highlandsí Tire & Service
Center No. 3. Cannon set fast time in qualifying with a lap time of 18.101.


Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove won his first career late model race at
Selinsgrove Speedway in the divisionís 25-lap main event. Holding off
current point leader Jeff Rine of Danville for the victory, Yoder became
the fourth different late model feature winner this season.

Doug Minium of Middleburg was also a first-time winner in the pro stock
division with a victory in the 15-lap feature, while Scott Dunham Jr. of
Selinsgrove was awarded the win in the fourth annual Collier Paving &
Construction Roadrunner 20 when Kyle Millerís race car failed a post-race
technical inspection. Brad Mitch of McClure set a new one-lap track record
for roadrunners with a lap time of 26.788.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division racing program of 358
sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners sponsored by PEPSI at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. 

At the start of the Joe Whitcomb Memorial for sprint cars, polesitter Phil
Walter grabbed the early lead with second-place starter Colby Womer racing
in his shadow. A two-car crash in turn three involving Matt Horst and Matt
Heimbach stopped the race on lap four. All drivers escaped injury.

On the lap five restart, Womer made an outside pass by P. Walter on the
backstretch for the lead. Then defending track champion Nate Snyder slowed
in turns three and four and was forced to withdraw from the race. The
restart saw P. Walter rocket back into the lead while eighth-place starter
Pat Cannon made it a close three-car battle at the front of the pack.

Cannon made the winning pass using the outside lane while racing off turn
two on the seventh circuit. Once in front, Cannon checked out from the rest
of the field while Womer, Walter, seventh-place starter TJ Stutts, and
fifth-place starter Blane Heimbach raced in the top five.

At the halfway point, 14th-place starter Davie Franek and 19th-place
starter Mike Walter streaked to the front of the pack. Franek took over the
runner up position from Womer on lap 15 and attempted to reel in Cannon in
traffic. Meanwhile, a three-car battle unfolded for the third position
between Stutts, Womer, and M. Walter.

On lap 22, the caution flag came out for B. Heimbach when his sprinter
rolled to a stop in turn three. With lapped cars separating Cannon from
Franek on the restart, Cannon was able to quickly distance himself from the
pack and go on to post a 3.2 second margin of victory over Franek, M.
Walter, Womer, and Stutts.

Third-place starter Dylan Yoder took the lead at the start of the late
model feature and never looked back. D. Yoder was followed by polesitter
and fourth-place starter Troy Miller until sixth-place starter Brett
Schadel stormed into second on lap five.

The first caution flag of the race unfurled on lap five when Matt Cochran
and Dave Zona were involved in a hard crash in turn three. When the race
resumed, D. Yoder continued to set the pace in front of Schadel, Miller,
fifth-place starter Kyle Rhoads, and ninth-place starter J. Yoder.

At the midway point of the race, D. Yoder was holding almost a straightaway
lead over Schadel, J. Yoder, 10th-place starter Jeff Rine, and Rhoads.
Rine, a five-time winner this year, advanced to third on lap 16 and moved
into second on lap 18.

D. Yoder navigated his way through lapped traffic in the final laps of the
race while Rine was attempting to reel in the young leader. At the finish,
D. Yoder was victorious by 2.1 seconds over Rine, Schadel, J. Yoder, and
Rhoads.

Polesitter Kurt Wray powered into the early lead in the pro stock feature,
with second-place starter Mike Kiehl and fourth-place starter Doug Minium
in close pursuit. On the second circuit, Wray, Minium, and Kiehl raced
three-wide into the first turn. Minium came away with the lead when Wray
tagged the backstretch wall and was forced to withdraw from the race.

On the restart, Minium continued to set the pace as sixth-place starter
Jason Smith and seventh-place starter AJ Stroup advanced to the front of
the pack and became serious threats. While Smith and Stroup see-sawed for
the runner up position for several laps, Minium was able to stretch his
lead with five laps remaining. Smith secured the second position on lap 13
but ran out of time before he could catch Minium, who posted a mere .47 of
a second margin of victory over Smith, Stroup, Brad Trump, and Dave Brouse
Jr.

At the start of the Roadrunner 20, second-place starter Scott Dunham Jr.
pulled into the lead and was trailed by fourth-place starter by Kyle
Miller. Following a lap of side-by-side racing for the lead, Miller took
command of the field on the third circuit.

Miller eventually started to distance himself from the rest of the field.
By lap five, a race for second unfolded between S. Dunham and polesitter
Cory Long. Then point leader and sixth-place starter Brad Mitch moved into
the fourth spot, while fifth-place starter Eric Pinkerton raced in the top
five.

The eventís first caution flag unfurled on lap eight when Ray Rothfuss spun
in turn four. On the restart, S. Dunham attempted to make a pass by Miller
to reclaim the lead to no avail. Another caution flag regrouped the field
on lap 10 when Pinkerton crashed into the fourth turn wall.

For the final laps, Miller held the rest of the field at bay and posted a
.45 of a second victory over S. Dunham, only to have the win taken away
when Millerís race car failed a post-race technical inspection. S. Dunham
was awarded the win over Mitch, Ricky Bender, Long, and Keith Bissinger.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SUMMARY Ė 19 June 2010
358 Sprint Cars - 31 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 3 Pat Cannon  2) 4R Davie Franek  3) 63 Mike Walter  4)
19 Colby Womer  5) 2T TJ Stutts  6) 5Phil Walter  7) 76 Larry Kelleher  8)
1 Jason Shultz  9) 22T Matt Boland  10) 37 Scott Flammer  11) 99B Nyle
Berkes  12) 81 Bob Beidleman  13) 1N Brian Nornhold  14) 1M Tommy Martocci
15) 21 Duane Mausteller  16) 769 Steven Nederostek  17) 99K Cody Keller
18) 12 Blane Heimback DNF  19) 23M Tom Wise DNF  20) 71 Jessica Anderson
DNF  21) 7 Joey Borich DNF 22) 56 Nate Snyder DNF  23) 16H Matt Horst DNF
24) 14 Matt Heimbach DNF  25) 66 Ryan Kissinger DNF
Heat Winners: Scott Flammer, Davie Franek, Ryan Kissinger
B-Main Winner: Bob Beidelman
Time Trials: 1) 3 Pat Cannon 18.101  2) 2T TJ Stutts 18.272  3) 56 Nate
Snyder 18.296  4) 22T Matt Boland 18.320  5)12 Blane Heimbach 18.390  6) 1
Jason Shultz 18.435  7) 14 Matt Heimbach 18.458  8) 19 Colby Womer 18.488
9) 5 Phil Walter 18.541  10) 71 Jessica Anderson 18.579  11) 81 Bob
Beidleman 18.646  12) 16H Matt Horst  13) 37 Scott Flammer 18.700  14) 4R
Davie Franek 18.709  15) 1M Tommy Martocci 18.738  16) 21 Duane Mausteller
18.751  17) 99K Cody Keller 18.780  18) 66 Ryan Kissinger 18.797  19) 63
Mike Walter 18.798  20) 76 Larry Kelleher 18.819  21) 99B Nyle Berkes
18.901  22) 9 Wes Irwin 18.921  23) 7 Joey Borich 18.938 24) 71C Charlie
Anderson 18.960  25) 23M Tom Wise 19.038  26) 1N Brian Nornhold 19.042  27)
42 Alan Spriggle 19.044  28) 5B Josh Beard 19.056  29) 769 Steven
Nederostek 19.200  30) 55 John Troxell 19.234  31) 74 Nick Harner DNT
Late Models - 20 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 27 Dylan Yoder  2) 2J Jeff Rine  3) 0 Brett Schadel  4)
15 Jim Yoder  5) 90 Kyle Rhoades  6) 6 Donnie Schick  7) 61 Ken Trevitz  8)
99 Jeff Smith  9) 115 Troy Miller  10) 9 Carl Graves  11) 99Z Dave Zona
12) 88 Tony Adams  13) 13B James Cornell  14) 0N Ryan Nearhood  15) 7M
Meade Hahn  16) 4Ds Chad Hollebeck  17) 91 Chad Davis  18) 7X Billy Marvin
DNF  19) 16 Matt Cochran DNF  20) 14 Dave Brouse Jr. DNF
Heat Winners: Jeff Rine, Dylan Yoder
Pro Stocks - 18 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 12 Doug Minium  2) 28 Jason Smith  3) 26 AJ Stroup  4) 3
Brad Trump  5) 14 Dave Brouse Jr.  6) 19 AJ Hoffman  7) 21K Mike Kiehl  8)
62 Devin Frey  9) 99 Peanut Heintzelman  10) 27 Jason Schmidt DNF  11) 85
Terry Lauver DNF  12) 38 Kyle Parsons DNF  13) 1 Rick Bixler DNF  14) 28J
Jeff Ceballa DNF  15) 85L Pete Lauver DNF  16) 71 Kurt Wray DNF  17) 115
Shaun Miller DNF  18) 64 Cody McFadden DNF 
Heat Winners:  Jason Smith, AJ Stroup
Roadrunners - 25 Entries
20-Lap A-Main: 1) 1 Kyle Miller 2) 77 Scott Dunham Jr.  3) 10M Brad Mitch
4) 29B Ricky Bender  5)00 Cory Long  6) 11 Keith Bissinger  7) 17 Ray
Rothfuss  8) 721 Jason Sherman  9) 105 Tim Mitch  10) 32 Ken Schreffler
11) 201 Brian Johnson  12) 70J John Schreffler  13) 7 Butch Shaffer  14) 2
Andrew Smith  15) 5D Dave Adams  16) 69 Marlin Dunham  17) 76 Bob Bussey
18) 13 Jim Collier Jr.  DNF  19) 77J Jeff Swanger DNF  20) 37 Eric
Pinkerton DNF  21) 28 Rob Metzer DNF  22) 44 Jim Collier Sr.  23) 31B
Brandon Shultz DNF  24) 05 Brandon Haines DNF  25) 3D Chris Herman DNS
Time Trials: 1) 10M Brad Mitch 26.788 (new track record)   2) 37 Eric
Pinkerton 26.846  3) 1 Kyle Miller 26.851  4) 69 Marlin Dunham  26.871  5)
77 Scott Dunham Jr. 26.958  6) 00 Cory Long 27.005  7) 76 Bob Bussey 27.057
8) 17 Ray Rothfuss 27.173  9) 29B Ricky Bender 27.194  10) 721 Jason
Sherman 27.242  11) 201 Brian Johnson 27.642  12) 32 Ken Schreffler 27.646
13) 11 Keith Bissinger 27.762  14) 70J John Schreffler 27.767  15) 7 Butch
Shaffer 27.835  16) 105 Tim Mitch 28.143  17) 13 Jim Collier Jr. 28.183
18) 5D Dave Adams 28.429  19) 44 Jim Collier Sr. 28.429  20) 31B Brandon
Shultz 28.585  21) 2 Andrew Smith 28.839  22) 05 Brandon Haines 39.272  23)
77J Jeff Swanger 27.289  24) 28 Rob Mentzer 28.436  25) 3D Chris Herman DNT

B-Main Winner: Jim Collier Jr.
 
 


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