Bechtelsville PA-During this past week’s course, most area weather prognosticators were reporting rain for Sunday. Although Mother Nature forced a flexible early muscle, all of the races were completed at Grandview Speedway as scheduled.
Enduro winners included: Scott Riggleman of Manchester NJ (Big Car 75-laps), Rob Pyle of Donaldson (Small Car 75-laps), John Bilofsky of Allentown (Junkyard 50-laps), and Seth Reichert of New Ringgold (Mechanics 20-laps). Blast from the past vintage stock car 20-lap main event winners were: Wes Cassel of Boyertown and Doug Spepanchuk of Hackettstown NJ. The Outlaw 4 X 4 truck series was also on hand with a card of racing events on the oval track.
Bob Wink started outside pole in the Big Car Enduro and dominated the race’s opening half. The veteran endurance racer led the opening 48-laps before the closely running duo of Riggleman and Tim Pauch took command. Both experienced Garden State based racers put on a tremendous battle for the crowd and the eventual win went Riggleman, who incidentally finished sixth the previous night in a Factory Stock feature at the paved Wall Stadium (NJ) Speedway. It was Riggleman’s second ever win at Grandview and the 88th of his illustrious career.
Pauch, the defending tour champion and opening race winner, drove his familiar #5 machine to a fine runner-up finish. After leading much of the event, Wink settled into third and finished there. Former champion Travis Guyer nailed down a fourth while former Late Model driver at the speedway Chuck Keely registered a fifth place effort. The entire top five finished on the lead lap.
In the Small Car Enduro, Pyle’s key to victory was getting to the lead early. Pyle started from the third spot by luck of the draw and set a blistering pace early. Despite top notch equipment rounding out the top five, Pyle was able to gain the early advantage and separate himself from the rest of the field. Pyle, who returned to the driver’s seat after some time away, was driving a Phil Levering prepared #11x machine. It was Pyle’s third career Grandview Enduro win and first of the season in his initial start to 2019.
Also making his first start of the season, Chris Rose, began from fourth and finished in the second spot for a career best at Grandview. James Yons followed his strong fourth place effort on opening day with an impressive finish of third in this week’s race. Linsey Rummel was the final car finishing on the lead lap with a fourth place result. Cody Anderson piloted the Levering racing-93 to a fifth after starting from thirteenth.
In the 50-lap Junkyard race, Bilofsky drew the seventh place starting spot. He worked his way to the front and stormed to his second win in two races. Bilofsky’s win streak actually goes back to 2018 when he won all four races held for the class last year. It was his eighth career win in the Junkyard class which by far makes him the all-time winner in the division.
Linsey Rummel enjoyed another top five finish on the afternoon finishing second with John Rose earning the third spot. Cody Anderson, who led early, finished fourth ahead of a first starting Dylan Schantz.
The mechanics race was dominated by teenaged racer Seth Reichert who led from wire to wire. Seth, who was driving his uncle Chris’ #1c, won by a comfortable margin.
Wes Cassel competed at various tracks back in the 1970s with his white #28c Modified. This season Wes has returned back behind the wheel in a car that appears very similar to his racing days some four decades ago. After a hard fought battle Cassel ended up in victory lane for the first time this season. Meanwhile Doug Stepanchuk drove to his second win of the season in the Phillips Motorsports #55 in the quicker Vintage Modified division. Blast from the Past returns to Grandview this Saturday night for a points show beginning at 7PM.
Thus far, Outlaw Enduro Series races have been completed without interruption from Mother Nature, in comparison to the last couple of seasons where unseasonable weather had been victorious. The next race is scheduled for Sunday May 19th with the same classes of cars. The 4X4 trucks are scheduled to compete on the new obstacle course which is located on part of the track and the infield.
For complete race results and updates check the official website at www.outlawenduroseries.com
SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019 COMPLETE RESULTS FROM THE OUTLAW ENDURO SERIES
BIG CAR ENDURO (75-LAPS); 1) 7x-Scott Riggleman, 2) 5-Tim Pauch, 3) 14-Bob Wink, 4) 25-Travis Guyer, 5) 707-Chuck Keely, 6) 70-Chuck Detweiler, 7) 32-Joe Kunkel, 8) 828-Gary Landis, 9) 19-Noah Frazier, 10) 195-Aaron Frazier, 11) 16-Walt Lemmon, 12) 3-Jamie Naftzinger, 13) 5150-Don Hartman, 14) 185-Dirk Rimrott, 15) 1c-Chris Reichert, 16) 7-Mike Fiskaldo, 17) 19B-Joe Biederman, 18) 77-Brandon Guyer, 19) 95-Scott Lord, 20) 64-Chris Angstadt.
SMALL CAR ENDURO (75-LAPS): 1) 11x-Rob Pyle, 2) 98-Chris Rose, 3) 53-James Yons, 4) L39-Linsey Rummel, 5) 93-Cody Anderson, 6) 185-Matt Peck, 7) 39-Mark Hreniuk, 8) 41-Jill Kohl, 9) 11-Brian Moyer, 10) 69-Justin Dunn, 11) 24-Eric Spengler, 12) 181-Cody Boehm, 13) 73-Michael Bentley, 14) 33-Tim Jones, 15) 99x-Rob Storms, 16) 55-John Stierly, 17) 111-Tyler Lucas, 18) 111N-Jimmy Neiman, 19) 277-John Rose, 20) 54-Tyler Schmeltzle.
JUNKYARD ENDURO (50-LAPS): 1) 17-John Bilofsky, 2) 7-Linsey Rummel, 3) 98-Chris Rose, 4) 002-Cody Anderson, 5) 88-Dylan Schantz, 6) 11-Brian Moyer, 7) 73-Albert Molina.