Lock Haven, PA- One word describes Friday night June 7 auto racing at Clinton County Motor Speedway. Dominating.
JR Toner started on the pole and led every lap of the Smith Excavation & Construction/Mason Dixon Shootout Series June 7. It was the Bellefonte, PA driver’s first win of the season at the fairgrounds oval. Matt Cochran chased Toner the first 23 laps to no avail. Cochran’s racer shredded a right rear tire on the white flag lap setting up a one lap dash for cash. Middleburg’s Andrew Yoder moved into the runner up spot on lap 23, giving fans hope for a dramatic finish. It didn’t happen. Toner pulled away to a 0.542 advantage at the checkered flag. Yoder settled for second with Donnie Farling third. Mifflin’s Todd Snook was fourth and Brad McGinnis fifth. Sixth through tenth were Devin Frey, Taylor Farling, Kevin Probst, Mike Smith and Drew Weisser. Toner and Yoder won qualifiers.
Apollo, PA’s Sean McAndrew won the Weaver’s Radiator & Auto Sales/Jay Coder Excavating & Construction 270 micro sprint feature, leading every lap. McAndrew started from the pole. Skeetz Hockenbrock starting second and, finished there. Cody Siegel was third with two time winner Jeff Weaver fourth. Bobby Sanso finished fifth. Sixth through tenth were Dan Wertman, Timmy Bitner, John Fritz, Jerrod Heil and Mathew Dixson. Weaver and Siegel won qualifiers.
The 600 micro sprint feature was won by Lock Haven’s Jeff Weaver, his second of the season. Lance Spotts started on the pole and the led the first six laps until Weaver took over. Garrett Bard followed Weaver to the finish line, trailing by 0.248 seconds. Josh Beamer finished third with Spotts fourth. Bobby Sanso was fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Jeff Gyuina, Derek Swartz, John Bower, Deriek Humenay and Cory Brungard. Spotts and Bard won heat races.
The TJ Shooters Sports Bar FWD 4 cylinder stock car feature was won by Danville’s Adam Campbell over Tim Raup. Tim Campbell was third with John Bower fourth. Maddox Smith finished fifth. Campbell won the heat race and led every lap of the feature.
Racing continues Friday June 14 when the Gary’s Motor Mart/Laurel Highland IMCA sprint cars and Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks return to action. Also on the card are the limited late models, 270 & 600 micro sprints. Gates open at 5 with racing set for 7:30
Interested parties are reminded camping is welcome at CCMS. Campsite fee is $25 and includes electric and water on site.A dumping facility is also available at no additional charge.
Speedway management congratulate Jerrod Heil and his fiance on their marriage Saturday June 8. Heil competes regularly in the 270 micro sprint class.
Persons seeking more information may do so by visiting www.clintoncountymotorspeedway.com or Facebook. Race day telephone number is (570)-971-2126.