Day Ends Early for Mark Tyson
Berwick, PA (9/15/2013)- Mark Tyson had high hopes for Sunday at
Mountain Speedway in St. Johns, PA. After all, the driver of the #22
WARRANT – I Saw Red Pontiac Grand Prix was coming off a best career
finish of second and Tyson was well prepared to close out the season
with consistent finishes. With only five laps complete, Tyson slid
through fluid that was laid down on the track and slid into a multi-car
pile up in turn one.
Frank Hughes started on the pole and led the stock car event to the
drop of the green flag. Kyle Harvell started in the third spot and made
a three-wide maneuver off of turn two for the race lead. He led the
first lap over Hughes, Geno Steigerwalt, Glen Slocum and Jason Zastko.
With one lap completed, Steigerwalt grabbed second from Hughes and
Zastko followed through to take third. Steigerwalt’s great run ended in
a big was on lap five when his engine expired on the front stretch. With
nowhere to go, Mitch Hawk slid through the fluid that was laid down, as
did Mark Tyson. Both drivers suffered major damage and were forced to
settle for DNFs.
Green flag racing resumed with Harvell at the point over Zastko.
Without a yellow flag to slow the pace over the remaining laps, Harvell,
of New York, NY cruised to the win over Zastko, Slocum, Hughes and Tony