Perchak, Weaver shine at Clinton County Speedway
MILL HALL – The Clinton County Speedway hosted a mid-week fair race to coincide with the 49th annual Clinton County Fair. The night featured $500-to-win events for the 270 micro sprint and the 600 micro sprints won by Ross Perchak and Jeffrey Weaver, respectively. Brandon Moser won the pro stock and Bentley Williamson won the four cylinder.
Tom Quiggle and Mac Wert brought the field of 270 micros to the green flag. Weaver quickly advanced to the front with Wert, Zackery Glass, Braden Spencer and Perchak in the top five. On lap three, racing action came to a stop when two cars flipped in turn four. Hunter Zimmerman and Nathan McDowell were both okay. When the race restarted, Weaver’s car had a mechanical issue, forcing him to take his car to the pits, giving Mac Wert the lead. Wert lead until the halfway mark. Perchak then made the pass as the duo exited turn two. Zachery Glass moved into second place on the following lap, shuffling Wert back to third.
Sierra Hauck shared the front row with her brother Jeffrey Weaver for the start of the 600 micro sprints. Weaver won the sibling rivalry by leading the first lap. Meanwhile the Smith brothers (Johnny and Mikey Smith) battled for third and fourth position. Johnny Smith passed Hauck on lap seven for the runner up position. Cody Hauck moved into the top 5 by lap 10. Weaver would continue to lead every lap, with Johnny Smith finishing second, Mikey Smith took third, with Cody Hauck and Dakota Sheaffer finished in the top five. Heat races were won by Timmy Bittner and Johnny Smith.
Jason Smith and Robert Tressler started on the front row of the pro stock feature. Tressler took the early lead with Smith, Brandon Moser, Kris Orwig and Bradley Benton in the top 5. Tressler and Smith were in an epic battle, with Tressler leading each lap by a narrow margin.
Fourth-place starter Larry Beachel Jr. marched his way to the front to lead the opening laps of the four cylinder feature event. By lap five, Beachel led Blake Snyder, Lee Zook, Troy Bennett and John Bower. A series of cautions on laps eight and nine regrouped the field for a dash to the finish.
The Clinton County Speedway was scheduled to race on Friday, but morning showers and evening showers forced officials to cancel the event. Clinton County will return this coming weekend with a two-day show. Friday, Aug. 12, will feature the RaceSaver sprints, pro stocks, 270 and 600 micros and the four cylinders. The event will feature the pro stocks in a summer championship.