The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 10, 2008

CORY ISENBERG | Monsters to invade local track

Jennerstown Speedway will feature the giant trucks of Monster Jam Summer Heat on June 21.

The 10,000-pound monsters tower over conventional vehicles at 11 feet tall and 12 feet wide and are custom designed for short, high-powered bursts of speed.

Some of the vehicles scheduled to appear include Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Avenger, Brutus and Rap Attack.

The all-star lineup of trucks will compete in racing and freestyle. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the main event set for 7:30.

More information is available by contacting the Jennerstown Speedway box office at 629-6677.

Jennerstown has also canceled its July 5 International Supermodified Association (ISMA) race for financial reasons.

“The new management at Jennerstown was just not ready to take on our show,” ISMA President Howie Lane said in a press release. “With the economy getting worse by the day, it is understandable that (track General Manager Joe Dirienzo) he was extremely nervous about this year. ISMA should be back on the docket in 2009 if all goes well.”

n Although both drivers have won in other divisions at the track, Jeff Miller and Andy Teno earned their first career Bedford Speedway wins in their new respective divisions.

Miller won in the super late models, and Portage’s Teno was victorious in the limited late models.

Other winners were Bill Henney in the street stocks, Charlie Walter in the hobby stocks and Ed Vogel in the four-cylinders.

n Thunder Valley celebrated the 11th anniversary of its opener with Steve Everhart claiming the late models feature win in his 10-year-old ride with an eight-year-old motor.

In other action, former street stock standout Brian Duffy emerged with the semi lates win, Tom Warren took the pure stocks win and first-time visitor Jesse Laughard was the four-cylinders victor.

n Three new winners graced Victory Lane at Dog Hollow including Jim Boyer in the street stocks, Rich Powell in the pure stocks and Ray Hickok Jr. in the four-cylinder sidewinders.

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