2009-08-06 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Cody Darrah won the biggest race of his young sprint car career after taking the big $15,000 payday in Saturday night's Dream Extreme at Port Royal Speedway.

Darrah took the lead from Don Kreitz Jr. on lap 24 and never looked back in the win over Greg Hodnett, Kreitz, Keith Kauffman and Chad Layton. Mike Wagner dropped out and was paid for 20th spot.

Kentucky's Brad Neat captured his first-ever Hagerstown Speedway feature win Saturday night with his win in the 50-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Series event at the track.

Neat led all 50 laps in the win over Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis and Jason Covert.

Glenn Elliott captured his second win of the season in the Late Model Sportsman feature over Ashley Barrett, Wayne Walls Jr., Jerry Bard and Michael Collins.

Kyle Moody became the first repeat winner this season in Lincoln Speedway 358 Sprint car competition Saturday night.

Moody inherited the lead on the final lap when the leaders crashed and he took the win over John Barnett, Adrian Shaffer, Dale Hammaker and Jeff Rohrbaugh.

Erin Statler joined Becca Anderson as the only females to ever win at Lincoln as she scored the PASS 305 Sprint car win after leading all 20 laps. Mark Watkins was second over Randy Kaylor, Todd Spangler and George Riden. Michael Wagner was seventh and Logan Wagner 14th.

Blane Heimbach raced to his second win of the season in Saturday night 358 Sprint car action at Selinsgrove Speedway over Davie Franek, Ryan Kissinger, Derek Locke and Nyle Berkes.

Jeff Rine recorded his seventh win in Late Model action over Brett Schadel, Tony Adams, Jeff Smith and Dylan Yoder.

Bobby Hockenberry became the seventh different winner in seven events as he won the Super Sportsman feature Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway. Hockenberry took the win over Chad Criswell, Frankie Herr, Carmen Perigo Jr. and Dylan Cisney.

Carl Billet ended a seasonlong winless streak with his first 358 Late Model feature win Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway Park. His 49th career win came over Travis McClelland, Gary Potts, Randy Christine, Jr., and Justin Ehrhart.

The Grove's 358 Late Model feature was rained out and will be made up this coming Saturday night.

Friday night racing at Williams Grove, Bedford and Trail- Way speedways was canceled due to wet conditions from all-day rain.

That's a wrap on this week. The Knoxville Nationals are coming up next week, August 12-15, and I'm looking forward to a much-needed week of vacation beginning this weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C. We will try to bring some racing news next week, but it will depend on Internet connection. So until next time, email reaches me at Bvores@aol.com.

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