By: Jacob Best
Weather Gives Drivers An Extra Week To Prepare
Wet conditions on and off the track made for an early decision by ACS to cancel the evening of events this past Saturday. With the cancellation being the down side there is an outstanding upside from what all thought to be a gloomy evening. The bright side is that KSOM /96.5 FM has now partnered up with COOR’S LIGHT for the July 2nd “Light Up The Sky” event at Adams County Speedway. Coor’s Light, country music and the fastest night on dirt….there’s no telling what might happen.
Next week a great night of action will be brought to the fans, drivers and crews by WHELEN and Ramsey Grinding. May 7th brings the second night of competition in the new, highly anticipated Keystone Light Kompacts. This Saturday puts six classes on the half-mile in Corning, and there is sure to be lots of door-to-door dirt track racing.
This week brings questions to many classes as the O’Reilly Auto Parts Late Models look to see if the #26JR Corey Zeitner will return to go for two in a row. The same question is brought up with the POET Biorefining Modified #17 of Jon Plowman and the Chat Mobility Hobby Stock #92 of “Buckwild” Buck Schafroth. Northland Oil Pro-stocks #3 “Smokin” Joe Zadina and Stalker Chevrolet B-Mods #6 “Racin” Ryan Jenkins are set to put on a good show as they defend their number one spots as well.
There has been lots of talk around the pits, grandstands and the internet with the anticipation of some drivers possibly returning to the track. Many legends, beloved weekly racers and rookies are the talk of possibly having cars ready to return or come to the track for the first time. Some of the names that have been buzzing around are Tony Hardisty, James Carroll Racing, John Davis, Amber Bates, “Sharpshooter” Kevin Sharp, TJ Patterson, Dave Carlisle, Troy Fudge, Jeremy Auten, Jim Tull, Tim McCollum, Blain Petersen, Jason Rold, AJ Miller, Brian Foote, Keven Parman and Ryan Peckham just to name a few. Now nothings is for sure, so we’ll have to wait and see if this is a biography or just plain fiction.
Lots of things happening at ACS throughout the entire season and you can see all about it on www.acspeedway.com or on the ACS facebook. One of the biggest things that we’d like to bring up is the “Always Here” Gail and Karen Hampel Memorial Series. Gail and Karen helped form ACS into one of the greatest dirt tracks in the United States. So we know they will be looking down on everyone this year with a big smile as with the support of the Hampel family and friends we show them that we know they’re “Always Here”.
Photo courtesy of the Hampel family
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