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KAUFFMAN DOUBLES UP IN PA
KEEPING TEAM-HOOSIER RECORD PERFECT

3-25-2002

Keith Kauffman after his Williams Grove victory is joined by his family, wife Kathy, daughter Becky, and son Chase  (photo courtesy of Van May and hoseheads.com)LAKEVILLE, IN -- Thanks to veteran racer Keith Kauffman, Team-Hoosier retained their unblemished record in Pennsylvania at both Lincoln and Williams Grove Speedways. On Saturday at Lincoln Speedway, Kauffman captured the 25-lap feature and collected the $2,500 winner's paycheck. Then, on Sunday at Williams Grove, the 51-year old Kauffman captured that track's 410 feature race. The victory earned the Mifflintown driver $3,000 for a total of $5,500 for the weekend.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RESULTS
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - (March 23)    
Twenty-nine cars were on hand at Lincoln Speedway Saturday--22 on Hoosier tires. 

All three heat races were won by Hoosier-shod drivers. Greg Hodnett, Sean Michael and Keith Kauffman each collected heat race wins. 

In the 25-lap feature, 20 of the 24 starters used Hoosier tires. Tim Dietz would lead the race's first 3 laps before Greg Hodnett took over the lead. Then, after starting back in 10th, Keith Kauffman, using a Hoosier D10/D12 left rear/right rear combination, passed Greg Hodnett on lap 17 to take over the race lead. Kauffman then held off the late race challenges of Todd Shaffer for the final three circuits to capture the win. 

Kauffman pocketed $2,500 for the win. Finishing in second place was Todd Shaffer who was also on a Hoosier D10/D12 set-up. Greg Hodnett (D10/RD12), Fred Rahmer (RD12/RD12), and Jeff Shepard (RD12/RD12) rounded out the top five sweep for Team-Hoosier.  In fact, the first seven drivers to cross the stripe were Hoosier-clad drivers. Brook Weibley and Johnny Mackison, Jr. finished in sixth and seventh place, respectively. Bobby Weaver was tenth and was the final Hoosier-shod driver in the top ten.

The win made Kauffman the track's first repeat winner in 2002. Kauffman won the season opener.

In the 358 Sprints, 17 of the 24 feature starters were on Hoosier rubber. Chad Trout took the 20-lap win as Team-Hoosier swept the top seven. Billy Dietrich, Chad Layton, Eric Stambaugh, Alan Krimes, Dan Dietrich and Blane Heimbach finished second through seventh, respectively. 

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY - MECHANICSBURG, PA - (March 24) 
On Sunday at Williams Grove Speedway, 17 of the 24 (410) feature starters were sporting Hoosier tires for the 25-lap feature. As the track began to take rubber, Kauffman once again proved he could come from behind to capture the win. Starting ninth, Kauffman methodically worked his way up through the field to take over the race lead on lap 15. From there, Kauffman cruised to nearly a half-a-straightaway victory en route to collecting the $3,000 top prize.

Kauffman used a pair of Hoosier RD12's for the race win. Lance Dewease finished in second and also used a pair of RD12's. Jeff Shepard took third on a pair of D12's. Sean Michael, Greg Hodnett, Len Thompson, and Tim Kuhn rounded out fourth through seventh place, respectively.

In the 358 sprint car feature and on the heels of his 3rd place finish Saturday at Lincoln Speedway, Chad Layton, using a pair of Hoosier D12's, captured the win.  

Thanks to Bobby Wirts from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic for providing the details for this story. Congratulations to all the Team-Hoosier members and fans at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway for making this the best-ever season start for Hoosier Tire in Pennsylvania. 

      

      

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