Walp dominates in BAPS RaceSaver Sprint feature

John Walp earned his career second Pennsylvania Sprint Series victory at BAPS Motor Speed­way on Saturday night. (Photo by Angela Dmuchowski)

By Frank Buhrman 

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (June 27) – All John Walp wants is a little improvement from his second place fin­ish in 2019 BAPS Motor Speedway Pennsylvania Sprint Series standings for to first in 2020. 

He’s off to a solid start toward that goal.

Walp wired the field to win the 20-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature Saturday at BAPS. The Wapwallopen driver has now scored two of his three career PASS victories at York Haven.

In victory lane, he noted that he was able to keep the car low on the track and thwart efforts by defending national champion Ken Duke to move up. The track was slick and tricky, with drivers having to “slow down to go fast,” and Walp was able to extend his lead after every restart. 

Duke ran second the whole race and clearly had a strong car but couldn’t get by Walp. Doug Dod­son had another strong run, coming home third, as did fourth-finishing Dave Grube and fifth-place Landon Price.

Feature results – 1. John Walp; 2. Ken Duke; 3. Doug Dodson; 4. Dave Grube; 5. Landon Price; 6. Dylan Smith; 7. Kyle Keen; 8. Dave Brown; 9. Devin Adams; 10. Jake Frye; 11. Andy Best; 12. Johnny Scarborough; 13. Ian Detweiler; 14. Domenic Melair; 15. Dave Graber; 16. Nick Sweigart; 17. Erin Statler; 18. Dustin Young; 19. Larry McVay; 20. Kristina Pratt; 21. Alex Potosky; 22. Kirsten Hess; 23. Jay Krout; 24. Jaremi Hanson.