2009-08-27 / Sports

Racing Roundup

Adam Wilt and Mark Smith captured Twin 20s for 410 Sprints Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway and added their names as first-time winners this season at the track. The track waited out a two-hour rain delay.

In a feature that produced very little passing, Wilt took the checkered over Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Jim Siegel, Aaron Ott and Brent Marks

With the top-10 finishers inverted for the second feature, Shaffer led early until Smith blew by on lap 16 to take the lead and drove off for his first win of the season. Shaffer's runner-up finish strengthened his points lead with Layton, Marks and Cody Darrah.

For the sixth time this season and second straight week, Pat Cannon came out on top of Saturday night Selinsgrove Speedway 358 Sprint car competition.

He came from the 12th starting spot to take the lead on lap 18 from Ryan Kissinger and drove off for the win over Kissinger, rookie Josh Beard, Nate Snyder and Colby Womer. With his fourth-place finish and Blane Heimbach's motor problems and 22nd-place finish, Snyder regained the track points lead with just a handful of races remaining.

Tony Adams won his first 25- lap Late Model feature of the season over points leader Jeff Rine, Donnie Schick, Jeff Smith and Steve Campbell.

Al Shawver Jr. raced to his first-ever Late Model win Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway.

Not only did Shawver beat the competition, he and the track somehow beat the rain to get the show completed.

Shawver took the lead on lap 12 and scored the win over Jim Yoder, Brian Booze, points leader Roy Deese Jr. and Mike Lupfer. Frankie Plessinger finished sixth, Tyler Hershey seventh, Marvin Winters 11th and Cory Houck 14th.

Steve Axtell Jr. won for the first time this season in Late Model Sportsman action over Terry Flaherty, Jerry Bard, Andy Fries and Kyle Lear.

Kevin Boyer won the Pure Stock main over Dave Stouffer, Mike Warrenfeltz, Darrin Younker and Bobby Franklin.

Greg Hodnett came out on top of what might have been the best 410 Sprint car race of the season Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.

Hodnett and Chad Layton weaved their way through heavy traffic during the entire 25-lap event with Hodnett making a bold move on the final turn to steal the lead from Layton. Layton had got under Hodnett in turn two in traffic for the lead. Hodnett won over Layton, Dave Ely, Craig Robinson and Mike Erdley, with Mike Wagner seventh and Joey Hershey 10th.

After driving to a career-first Late Model last week at Port Royal Speedway, Gary Beward backed that up with his second straight win Saturday night. He took the win over Waylon Wagner, Tim Fedder, Andy Haus and 2009 Late Model point champion Scott Haus.

Harrisonville's Michael Wagner won the PASS 305 Sprint car feature with a late race pass on Randy Kaylor. Kaylor, Reed Thompson, Joey Hershey and Nate Gramley were the top-five finishers.

Steve Everhart scored his second win of the season Friday night at Bedford Speedway over DJ Troutman, DJ Myers, Jeremy Miller and Chuck Clise, with Tyler Hershey 13th.

Derek Byler picked up his second Limited Late Model win of the year over Justin Kann, Brian Lesley, Mike Duck and Travis Stickley. Steve Bard was 20th.

Once again Mother Nature showed she isn't a race fan as Friday rain canceled shows at Trail- Way and Path Valley speedways and Saturday night programs at Lincoln, Williams Grove and Susquehanna speedways.

That's it for this week as we count the days until the PSU opener on September 5! The AP ranked the Lions ninth, so hopefully they can have a good season and take aim at the BCS championship in January! Until next time, e-mail reaches me at Bvores@aol.com.

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