2009-07-09 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

The 19th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek is now in the books, and Greg Hodnett is a two-time Speedweek champion.

Hodnett clinched the title following a win Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. He never finished outside of the top five in all seven races and ended the week with 1,062 points. It was Hodnett's second career PA Speedweek title, his first coming back in 2002.

Hodnett's win came over Daryn Pittman (823), Mark Smith (822), Chad Layton (770), Chad Kemenah (730), Cody Darrah (729), Doug Esh (683), Fred Rahmer (612), Stevie Smith (581) and Mike Erdley (528).

Speedweek kicked off at Lincoln Speedway where Brian Montieth was the winner while Stevie Smith topped the Bedford Speedway show last Sunday.

Speedweek continued last Tuesday at Grandview Speedway, where Chad Kemenah captured the feature event over Greg Hodnett, Mark Smith, Keith Kauffman and Doug Esh.

Hagerstown Speedway lost its Speedweek show on Wednesday to rain, and then it was off to Williams Grove Speedway for Thursday and Friday night action.

Despite battling rain both nights, the Grove was able to get its shows complete as Monieth scored his second win of the Speedweek series and his first Grove win on Thursday night. He beat Hodnett, Mark Smith, Stevie Smith and Daryn Pittman. Mike Wagner finished 15th.

Friday night it was Pittman getting the big $10,000 payday in the Mitch Smith Memorial at the Grove, defeating Chad Layton, Todd Shaffer, Hodnett and Cody Darrah, with Wagner 18th.

Port Royal was up next on Saturday night, where Hodnett dominated the event for his 17th career Speedweek win over Darrah, Pittman, Wagner and Mike Erdley.

Kemenah came back for his second win of the week with a Sunday night win at Selinsgrove Speedway over Trevor Lewis, Greg Hodnett, Doug Esh and Brian Leppo.

Jeremy Miller scored a big win Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway in the 44th annual Johnny Roberts Memorial for Late Models.

Miller came from 11th to take the lead on lap 34 and never looked back in his 26th career track win over Josh Richards, Devin Friese, Roy Deese Jr. and Jim Yoder. Marvin Winters finished sixth, Tyler Hershey 11th and Frankie Plessinger 13th.

Richard Walls won the Late Model Sportsman feature over Wayne Walls, Jr., Kyle Lear, Randy Shaeffer and Scott Palmer, while Mike Warrenfeltz won the Pure Stocks over Danny Beavers and Wayne Hawbaker.

Pat Cannon won for the fourth time in 358 Sprint car action Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Cannon's win came in the Firecracker 30 over TJ Stutts, Nate Snyder, Jason Shultz and Kevin Nouse.

Donnie Schick picked up the Selinsgrove Late Model main over Dylan Yoder, Jeff Smith, Brett Schadel and Bryan Bernheisel.

Glenndon Forsythe won the 358 Sprint car main Saturday at Lincoln Speedway over Jeff Rohrbaugh, Dale Hammaker, Scott Geesey and Billy Dietrich.

Chad Criswell won for the third time this year in Super Sportsman Tour action at Lincoln over Phil Griffith, Dylan Cisney, Jason Fry and Paul Miller.

Shaun Jones won the regularly scheduled 358 Late Model main at Lincoln over Gene Knaub, Bobby Beard, Cory Houck and Mike Walls, while Knaub won the makeup 358 late model race rained out on May 16 over Mike Walls, Shaun Jones, Craig Wagaman and Mike Spangler. Houck finished eighth.

Brad McClelland drove to his third 358 Sprint car win Friday at Trail-Way Speedway over Jeff Rohrbaugh, Brian Buckner, Logan Schuchart and Bill Dietrich.

Chase Billet became the 10th different winner in as many races Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway Park. Billet's first win came in the Summer 40 for 358 Late Models as he won over Jake Jones, Kyle Saylor, Gary Potts and Derrick Mease.

DJ Myers picked up the big $10,000 payday Friday night at Central PA Speedway in the Yankee Doodle 50 for Late Models. He won over Robbie Blair, Greg Satterlee, Boom Briggs and Devin Friese.

Racin' Jason Covert won his first career Lucas Oil Late Model series race Friday at Muskingum County Speedway in Ohio over Josh Richards and Earl Pearson Jr. That win also paid $10,000.

Scott Lebarron won Sunday night's Late Model feature at Bedford Speedway over Scott Rhodes, Jeff Rine, Jack Pencil and Jeff Miller, with Tyler Hershey sixth. Mike Duck was the Limited Late Model winner over Derek Byler and Brian Lowrey with Steve Bard 15th.

That's a wrap on this week. E-mail reaches me at Bvores@aol.com.

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