2008-10-02 / Entertainment

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Mother Nature was unkind to local racing over the weekend.

Williams Grove Speedway lost all three days of the World of Outlaws sanctioned Mickey Hughes National Open. Friday and Saturday were both rained out as well as Sunday's raindate.

A suitable date is being worked on by track officials for the National Open to be made up, although the World of Outlaws will not be the sanction body. It will be a local race with a special purse.

Winchester Speedway also lost its Late model Winchester 200 weekend and has rescheduled it for October 24 and 25. That will be run in conjunction with Hagerstown's Octoberfest weekend.

Somehow Path Valley Speedway defeated Mother Nature Friday night. Results can be seen elsewhere in the News.

Susquehanna Speedway lost its final late model show of the season and it has been rescheduled for this coming weekend.

Tim McCreadie won the fifth annual Late Model Knoxville Nationals on Saturday night with a final-lap pass on Josh Richards for the win worth $40,000. Richards, Shannon Babb, Jimmy Mars and York's Rick Eckert finished in the top five.

Coming up this weekend will be Championship Night at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday with the 410 and 358 Sprints and then Saturday night will be the Kenny Weld Memorial for 410 Sprints at Lincoln Speedway.

Sprint car driver John Westbrook will be moved to a rehab facility near Philadelphia in the near future to help him recover from critical injuries received at Williams Grove a month ago. Westbrook has a long road ahead and could use a card to cheer him up. Please send a card to him at 15 W. Greenhouse Rd., Dillsburg, PA 17019.

That's it for this week as we are thrilled with the Nittany Lions' sixth-place ranking in the polls following an impressive win Saturday night at Beaver Stadium. Email reaches me at Bvores@aol.com.

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