2009-06-25 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Jason Covert continued his dominance at Hagerstown Speedway with his fourth win of the year on Friday night.

Covert used an impressive performance, coming from the 13th starting spot, to win the second annual Red Nininger Memorial and made it a clean sweep in Three State Flyers events at the Maryland oval this season.

Aboard the Barry Klinedinstowned machine, the York Haven driver took the lead at the halfway mark of the 35-lap event and drove off from the field. He is the only repeat winner at the track this season.

Covert took the win over Tommy Armel, DJ Myers, Gary Stuhler and Andy Anderson. Frankie Plessinger finished seventh, Marvin Winters 13th, Brent Smith 21st and Tyler Hershey 24th.

Glenn Elliott captured his first ever Late Model sportsman win over Andy Fries, Scott Palmer, Kyle Lear and Mike Walls.

Don Kreitz Jr. ended a 46-race winless spell with his first 410 Sprint car win of the season Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Kreitz held off Doug Esh for the win, with Brian Montieth, AJ Michael and Greg Hodnett the top five finishers.

Cory Haas won the 358 Sprint car feature over Pat Cannon, Scott Geesey, Tim Berkheimer and John Barnett.

Rookie 410 Sprint car driver Danny Dietrich won a career-first 410 Sprint car feature Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in the Gohn Memorial.

Dietrich held off late race challenges from Cody Darrah before taking the win over Darrah, Cris Eash, Aaron Ott and Brian Montieth.

Adrian Shaffer was the 358 Sprint car winner at Lincoln over Jeff Rohrbaugh, John Barnett, Brad McClelland and Ricky Stonebraker.

Mike Bittinger drove to his first win of the season in Friday night 358 Sprint car action at Trail-Way Speedway over Dale Hammaker, points leader Tim Wagaman, Joe Trone Jr. and Bill Dietrich.

Jack Pencil came out on top of a slim 14-car field to win Friday night's Late Model feature at Bedford Speedway. Pencil took the win over Jeff Miller, Scott Haus, Chuck Clise and Scott Lebarron.

Rick Singleton won the 358 Late Model feature over Allen Lemin, Tim Smith Jr., Justin Kann and Travis Stickley. Steve Bard was 21st.

Saturday night racing at Williams Grove, Selinsgrove, Port Royal and Susquehanna speedways was all rained out, while the feature for the Three State Flyers Late Model series at Winchester Speedway also fell victim to rain. It will be made up in July.

The 19th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek series kicks off this weekend and will continue through next Sunday, July 5. Lincoln Speedway will start the series on Saturday night with the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial followed by a Sunday night date at Bedford Speedway. Bedford will use Monday as a raindate, then Tuesday the series goes to Grandview followed by Hagerstown on July 1, Williams Grove for two nights of racing July 2 and July 3, Port Royal on July 4, and ending Sunday, July 5, at Selinsgrove. Fred Rahmer is the defending Speedweek champion.

Until next time, e-mail reaches me at Bvores@aol.com.

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