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DON KREITZ, JR. KEEPS TEAM-HOOSIER 
PERFECT AT WILLIAMS GROVE

3-04-2002

Is Kassidy Kreitz pointing to the reason she feels her Daddy Don Kreitz, Jr. dominated the 25-lap feature at Williams Grove? (Photo courtesy of Allan Holland and hoseheads.com.)WILLIAMS GROVE, PA (February 3) -- Don Kreitz, Jr. won the 25-lap feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday and collected a tidy $3,000 for his efforts. The win was Kreitz's 47th career win at the famed Pennsylvania track tying him with Fred Rahmer and just two behind Lance Dewease for the most wins. After capturing the first 11 positions in the season opener a week earlier when Greg Hodnett took the win, Team-Hoosier dominated yet again by collecting the first six spots in the 25-lap feature.

Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic's Bob Wirts reported that 25 cars were on hand for racing at Williams Grove Sunday afternoon, 21 of them on Hoosier tires. 

In preliminary heat race action, all three heat races were won by drivers sporting Hoosier rubber on their sprinters. Fred Rahmer, Todd Shaffer and Don Kreitz, Jr. each won their heat race.

In the 25-lap feature, 20 of the 24 starters were riding on Hoosier tires. Jeff Shepard started from the pole and led the first two laps before encountering mechanical problems which ended his day. Taking over the race lead was Don Kreitz, Jr. who started fourth.

Kreitz led the remainder of the way despite several cautions which repeatedly bunched the field. Kreitz earned $3,000 for the win. Finishing second was Fred Rahmer after starting fifth. Todd Shaffer finished third and completed the 1-2-3 sweep by teams using Hoosier tires. In fact, the first six drivers to cross the stripe were members of Team-Hoosier. All six of those drivers were using a pair of Hoosier D10's during the feature race.

Lance Dewease, Keith Kauffman and Sean Michael rounded out the 1-2-3-4-5-6 sweep for the purple team.  

Hoosier tires are not only proving to be the "tire of choice" by the majority of drivers in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws circuit, they appear to be the answer on most of the weekly tracks across the country, including Pennsylvania.

At Lincoln Speedway, the feature race this past Saturday was postponed due to rain. Prior to the rain, three heat races were contested which resulted in three more Hoosier clad winners. Todd Shaffer, Lance Dewease and Fred Rahmer each were heat race winners. They will now contest two shows this Saturday. Last week, Hoosier-shod Keith Kauffman captured the season opener.

Racing will resume this weekend at Williams Grove Speedway with their regular weekly program on Sunday where Team-Hoosier will also be setting their sights on extending their perfect record for the 2002 season. 

Special thanks to Bob Wirts of Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic for providing the information used in this story.

      

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