Race Results 05/15/2004

Before the rains came on Saturday night (5/15/04) qualifying heat wins for the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modifieds went to Kevin Hartnett, Jon Kellner Sr., Craig Whitmoyer, Ron Seltman and Tracy Readinger. Qualifying heat wins for the Late Models were earned by Steve Todorow, Kyle Pensinger and Terry Snyder while the consolation went to Rick Todorow. Terry Snyder won the Jim Brown Cash Dash for the Late Models


Ron Solomon, Jr. put his No. 22 Forge Gate Towing entry in front of the pack when the green dropped for the 30-lap Waste Management Modified feature race. At lap five Sean Merkel his racer bringing out a red flag. Merkel was not injured and on the restart Ron Seltman took control of the race. The first 12 laps of the feature resembled a demolition derby with at least a dozen cautions dotting the program. All the cautions kept the field close and gave Jon Kellner Sr. the opportunity to challenge Seltman and then take command of the main event. At 15 laps Kellner (Lansale) was in front of Seltman with Ron Solomon puffing smoke and dropping back.


            Kellner, wheeling the Hutt?s Glass/Pit Stop Restaurant #85AM,  who had struggled through some early season tough luck, had luck go his way on this night as he held on to the top spot right to the checkered flag. Fan attention in the final laps was centered on the three car battle between DeSantis, Rick Schaffer and Jeff Strunk with three of them side-by-side on the final lap. DeSantis (Temple) made a strong charge to grab second having started the feature race in 22nd spot. Rick Schaffer (Woxall) got third followed by Jeff Strunk (Bethel) and Ray Swinehart (Bechtelsville).