Buckwalter Is Grand; Heydenreich Shocks

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NOT TOO SHABBY: Steve Buckwalter won the American Racing Drivers Club midget feature at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., June 1. He finished second the following day at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. (John Dadalt Photo)

NOT TOO SHABBY: Steve Buckwalter won the American Racing Drivers Club midget feature at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., June 1. He finished second the following day at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. (John Dadalt Photo)

June 1
BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. — It was Buckwalter and Buckwalter at Grandview Speedway June 1, as Steve Buckwalter led Tim Buckwalter to the checkered flag in the 25-lap American Racing Drivers Club midget feature.

With the track worn out by the 40-lap sprint feature, the midgeteers took to the bottom, where Steve Buckwalter and 2009 ARDC champion Frank Polimeda rubbed wheels and swapped the lead before Buckwalter gained the upper hand.

Eventually Polimeda was sidelined by mechanical problems, and at the finish it was S. Buckwalter, T. Buckwalter, Tracy Readinger, P.J. Gargiulo, and Alex Bright.

The finish:
Steve Buckwalter, Tim Buckwalter, Tracy Readinger, P.J. Gargiulo, Alex Bright, Eric Heydenreich, Ryan Smith, Ryan Watt, Dusty Heistand, Mike Miller, Lou Ciccone, Stephanie Stevens, Billy Pauch, Jr., Jimmy Cammock, Carey Becker, Steven Drevicki, Steve Craig, Jason Rice, Donnie Trent, Brett Conkling, Frank Polimeda, Nick Wean, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., Brett Arndt, Drew Heistand, Trevor Kobylarz.



June 2

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. — Eric Heydenreich barely qualified for the American Racing Drivers Club midget feature June 2 at Lincoln Speedway, but he made the most of it by visiting victory lane.

Heydenreich qualified through the consolation event and started 19th for the 25-lap feature at the three-eighths-mile dirt track. He quickly made his way through the field, taking the lead after a lap-12 restart by passing four cars in one lap.

Steve Buckwalter finished second, followed by Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., early leader Nick Wean and Dusty Heistand.

The finish:
Eric Heydenreich, Steve Buckwalter, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., Nick Wean, Dusty Heistand, Steven Drevicki, Drew Heistand, Frank Polimeda, Billy Pauch, Jr., Ryan Watt, Steve Lenig, Trevor Kobylarz, Jimmy Cammock, Jr., P.J. Gargiulo, Alex Bright, Ryan Smith, Steve Craig, Stephanie Stevens, Dave Shirk, Jason Rice, Andrew Hannula, Mike Miller, Tim Buckwalter, Carey Becker, Donnie Trent, Brett Arndt.