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Mount Airy driver tops at Mason-Dixon Hruska captures heavy class, wins overall championship


Chris Hruska of Mount Airy was the overall champion and won the heavy class and over-all competition at Mason-Dixon Dragway Monday.

Hruska took the heavy championship in his 1965 Mustang to defeat Frank Giallonnardo of Smithsburg, Washington County. Hruska ran a 12.05-second elapsed time after estimating a 12.02.

Hruska then topped David Corbin of Hagerstown for the overall title. Hruska had an almost identical set of numbers in the overall championship run, with an elapsed time of 12.05 after estimating a time of 12.04. Corbin, who had won the trophy class competition, had a .05-second difference between elapsed and estimated times.

Also Monday, Bobby Spielman of Taneytown advanced to the third round in the super ET class.

In other weekend motor sports action:

* Cris Eash, formerly of Woodbine and now residing in Hanover, Pa., was seventh in the 20-lap sprint car feature May 22 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Eash also was fourth in the sprints at the 25-lap feature on Coors Challenge Night last Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway.

* Gary Stuhler of Westminster was third in the 35-lap late-model feature May 23 at Hagerstown Speedway. Paul Crowl of Upperco was sixth, and Mike Harrison of Mount Airy was 15th.

Stuhler also won his heat in that race, and Harrison was sixth in the preliminary contest.

In a 20-lap late-model race that was a makeup from the rained-out April 18 event, Stuhler placed fifth, Harrison 12th and Crowl 16th.

* In Go-Kart action at Hunterstown, Pa., Speedway, Eric Ohler of Taneytown was second in the super stock senior modifieds. Richard Schwaab of Smallwood was second in the box stock senior mediums, and Wayne Karcher of Finksburg was fourth in the cycle Yamaha lights.


* 75-80 Dragway, Monrovia: Regular features; gates open at 9 a.m., eliminations at 1 p.m. (301) 865-5102

* Mason-Dixon Dragway, Hagerstown: Heavy ET Challenge plus regular classes; gates open at 10:30 a.m., time trials at noon, eliminations at 4 p.m. (301) 791-5193

* Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown, Pa.: Super sportsman joins sprints and thunder cars; racing starts at 7 p.m. (717) 938-9170


* Trail-Way Speedway, Hanover, Pa.: Micro-sprints, four- and eight-cylinder stocks and enduro; racing starts at 8 p.m. (717) 624-2755

* Mason-Dixon Dragway: First Friday Night Street Challenge in pure street and modified street classes; gates open at 5 p.m. (301) 791-5193

* Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Sprints, late models and sportsmen; racing starts at 8 p.m. (717) 766-4778


* Hagerstown Speedway: Twin 20-lap late-model features, plus limited late models, modified semilates and pure stock daredevils; gates open at 6 p.m., racing starts at 8. (301) &L; 582-0640

* 75-80 Dragway: Regular features; gates open at 1 p.m., eliminations at 7.

* Winchester (Va.) Speedway: Four-cylinder spring championship. (703) 667-8143

* Trail-Way Speedway: Cycles; racing starts at 1 p.m.

* Lincoln Speedway: Sprints, semilates and thundercars; gates open at 5:30, racing starts at 7:30.

Next Sunday

* 75-80 Dragway: Regular features; gates open at 9 a.m., eliminations at 1 p.m.

* Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown, Pa.: Sprints, sportsmen and thunder cars; racing starts at 7 p.m. (717) 938-9170

* Mason-Dixon Dragway, Hagerstown: Bucks Day with regular classes plus Funny Cars; gates open at 10:30 a.m., time trials at noon, eliminations at 4 p.m. (301) 791-5193

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