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