SPRING RUN, Pa. – Winning five races in a year can be difficult. Some drivers don’t win five in their whole career. Path Valley Speedway Park has one driver this year that has won the first five events.
Justin Williamson remains the dominant driver in the Strictly Stock division at Path Valley. Williamson passed T.J. Bookwalter for the lead on lap five and outran Charlie Stallman and the rest of the field to stay undefeated thus far in 2013, scoring five wins in five races.
After Stallman it was Heath Rauch, Bookwalter and Glenn Wilson to complete the top five.
Shaun Linn started first and led the first two laps of the 4-Cylinder Thunder Car feature until getting high and losing the lead to John Rasp on lap three.
Rasp, Linn and Dalton McQuade ran nearly bumper-to-bumper until Rasp finally pulled away by a few car lengths over the last five laps. The win was Rasps first this year. Linn held off Dalton McQuade for second with Robert McQuade fourth and Troy Showalter fifth.
Ken Singer now has a three-race winning streak in the Street Stock class. Singer beat Josh Gustaf for the lead on the start only to lose the spot on the next lap and lose the handle in turn two, spinning out and sending him to the rear of the field.
Gustaf appeared to be the man to beat at that point, but his bad luck continued when he suffered mechanical failure only a few laps later. At that point Wayne Hawbaker inherited the lead, but he could only control the pace a few laps until Singer charged back past.
At the end Singer and Hawbaker were the only cars still running. Lloyd Hockenberry finished third, Brad Long fourth and Gustaf fifth.