2009-08-20 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Tim Fuller is the hottest late model driver in the country as he made it four straight World of Outlaws late model wins Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway.

Fuller's four straight wins ties him with Rick Eckert as the only driver to ever win four in a row with the series.

Fuller's latest win came in the 50-lap feature at Hagerstown where he defeated Josh Richards, Jason Covert, DJ Myers and Shane Clanton. Frankie Plessinger finished 11th while Marvin Winters and Tyler Hershey did not qualify for the feature.

Fuller also won Friday night's WoO event at Bedford Speedway over Steve Francis, Darrell Lanigan, Josh Richards and Gregg Satterlee.

Fuller also won Thursday night at Grandview Speedway and last weekend in Ohio.

Hans Stamberg won for the seventh time this season in pure stock action over Bobby Franklin, Mike Warrenfeltz, Danny Beavers and Kevin Boyer.

For the second time this season, Danny Dietrich came out on top of the 410 Sprint car feature Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. Dietrich blew around Shawn Weaver and Cory Haas for the top spot a lap later and drove off for his second career win over Cris Eash, Weaver, points leader Alan Krimes and Jim Siegel.

Six time defending URC champion Curt Michael put some of his bad luck behind him as he stormed to his second win of the season in the 25-lap URC feature in the Pigeon Hills. Michael went out front on lap 18 and took the win over Justin Collett, points leader JJ Grasso, Brett Schoenly and Davey Sammons.

Pat Cannon got back on track Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway, driving to his fifth win of the season in the 25-lap 358 Sprint car feature. He took the win over Colby Womer, Davie Franek, points leader Blane Heimbach and TJ Stutts.

Jeff Rine continued his dominance over the late model field with his eighth track win of the year as he heads for another point championship. Rine's latest win came over Donnie Schick, Coleby Frye, Tony Adams and Steve Campbell.

Doug Esh became the first driver to earn the $1,000 bonus this season at Williams Grove Speedway as he stormed to his second straight 410 Sprint car win Friday night.

Esh, of Lancaster, started 17th and was able to drive to the front for the second week in a row and took the lead from Adam Wilt on lap 20 for the win.

Rick Lafferty finished in the runner-up spot over Montieth, Dave Ely and Wilt.

Glenndon Forsythe became the first repeat winner in Williams Grove 358 Sprint car action this season with his second win in Friday night's 25-lap championship event. He took the win over Mark Coldren, Frankie Herr, Scott Geesey and Tony Smolenyak.

Todd Shaffer won his fourth sprint car feature of the season Saturday at Port Royal Speedway and also clinched his fifth career track points championship. Shaffer won over Keith Kauffman, Mike Erdley, Rick Lafferty and Cliff Brian.

Gary Beward was the Port Royal late model winner over Tim Fedder, Eric Zembower, Jeff Johnson and Waylon Wagner.

Gene Knaub started on the front row of Friday night's 358 late model Shootout event at Trail-Way Speedway and never looked back in taking his sixth overall win of the season. Bobby Beard finished second over Mike Spangler, Grant Adams and Rance Garlock.

Charles Potts kept the different winner streak alive with his 358 late model win Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway. He became the 14th different winner in 14 events as he took the win over Travis McClelland, Jake Jones, Gene Knaub and Kyle Saylor.

Rick Eckert won Wednesday night's Chargin' Charlie Grinestaff Memorial for late models at Lincoln Speedway. The race was a makeup event from the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek. Eckert took the win over Jason Covert, Josh Richards, Jeff Rine and Booper Bare. Kory Sites was the Street Stock winner.

The Knoxville National finals were run Sunday night after rain hit the track Saturday. For the fourth year in a row, Donny Schatz came out on top to win event with a late race pass of Joey Saldana. Stevie Smith finished third in the Zemco sprinter over Tim Kaeding and Shane Stewart. Greg Hodnett was the only other PA Posse to make the Nationals, finishing 16th.

It's back to the grind after a nice fun week in Myrtle Beach, SC for some much needed relaxation. Now the countdown begins for Penn State football! Its hard to believe the racing season is soon over! So until next time, email reaches me at Bvores@aol.com.

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