Winning felt so good, Rhodes does it again

By Frank Buhrman MINERSVILLE, Pa. (July 28, 2023) – A week after his first career victory in the River Valley Builders Pennsylvania Sprint Series, Zach Rhodes showed it was no fluke and collected win number two Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway in his first-ever event at the track. The McVeytown racer put his IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car out front from the get-go and held off a charging Kruz Kepner, who also won in last weekend’s racing at Path Valley, to win by .445 seconds in the 20-lap feature. Kepner had started seventh. Ken Duke came home third, followed by Erin Statler, who ran second in the early laps of the race, and Owen Dimm, who continues to post impressive finishes. John Walp, back with PASS after a run in 410 sprints, teamed up with friend and fellow driver Frank Rusnock and advanced from 19th starting position to 11th to win the W.C. Eshenaur & Son Hard Charger Award.