2009-04-02 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Mother Nature wasn't so kind to local racing again this weekend as rainy weather was scattered all weekend long.

Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway racing was delayed for more than an hour due to a blown fuse and that proved fatal for the Grove, which did everything they could do in its power to get the show in.

The Sprint car feature went to the track despite drizzle and went nonstop for 19 laps under a yellow for a spin by Aaron Ott proved to be the end of the night. The race was declared official with Todd Shaffer winning for the second straight week. Shaffer's win came over a fast closing Cody Darrah, Chad Layton, Stevie Smith, Daryn Pittman, Mark Smith, Greg Hodnett, David Gravel, Alan Krimes and Brian Montieth.

Thirty-eight Late Models were on hand at the Grove as their feature was rained out and will be made up at a date to be determined.

Selinsgrove Speedway managed to defeat Mother Nature on Saturday night as the track opened its 358 Sprint car season with Scott Flammer setting a new 25-lap track record in his third career win. Flammer's new record is 7:50.942, erasing 34 seconds off the old record set in 2005.

Flammer lost the lead late in the race but regained it in traffic to take the win over Blane Heimbach, Nate Snyder, Davie Franek and Aaron Ott.

Port Royal Speedway kicked off its Saturday racing season and nearly defeated Mother Nature but after 10 laps of the 305 Sprint car feature was completed, rain became heavier, forcing the postponement of the rest of the night. Todd Spangler was declared the 305 Sprint winner over Wes Zimmerman, Randy Westhafer, Mark Watkins and Erin Statler. Logan Wagner finished eighth.

The 410 Sprint feature at Port will be made up this Saturday night and the Late Model feature will be made up next weekend.

Saturday night racing at Lincoln and Hagerstown Speedways was canceled and not rescheduled.

That's a wrap on the final weekend of March racing as we begin the rainy season and dealing with that each weekend. So until next week, email reaches me at Bvores@aol.com.

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