by Mark Williams

Young third generation racer Brett Gilmore who has high goals for this new
season won the opener in a close race with Shane Hiester.

  Gilmore won all 8 of his segments and only had 7 falloffs as well.  Hiester who looked real
strong scored his best finish ever at the Berks raceplant.  Shane won 5 of
his segments.  Third spot went to veteran Sam Heller who has kept his string
of strongs runs going.  Heller is coming off a very successfull summer tour.
  Another veteran who had a strong showing was Billy Decker who came home
fourth picking up 3 segment wins.  Rounding out the top 5 was the racing
photograher Scott Bender who won 1 segment on lane 8.

The top three cars were torn down and all were legal.  We had quite a few
new racers this week so that was good to see.  Young Tony who has not had
his 6th birthday yet ran real good and had 4 out of 8 segments with no
falloffs.  Cindy and Chuck also made their first starts.  It was good to
have both Shane and Sheldon Hiester in the field on a regular show as well
as Ted and Lincoln Van Pelt.  Ted found his way in for a top 10 finish.

Driver Standings for Modified are up-dated as of 9/12/08.