2009-09-17 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

McConnellsburg's Marvin Winters has added his name to the long list of winners in the Hub City Nationals at Hagerstown Speedway.

Piloting the Tex Shafferowned No. 46, Winters led all 50 laps for the $5,000 prize, his second win of the season but his first ever in one of the biggest races of the season at the Maryland oval.

Winters drew the number-one starting spot for the feature and made good of that spot as he maintained the lead despite numerous cautions during the event.

Dan Stone raced home in the runner-up spot over Ronnie De- Haven Jr., Frankie Plessinger and Al Shawver Jr. with Gary Stuhler, JT Spence, Jim Yoder, Mike Walls and Billy Wampler the top-10 finishers.

For the fourth time this season, Martinsburg, W.Va.'s Chad Criswell came out on top of Super Sportsman Tour action.

Criswell started sixth in the 50-lap event and used lapped traffic with two laps remaining to take the lead from Jason Fry and score the $2,000 top prize. Criswell leads all drivers with wins this season in his first year driving for car-owner Danny Miller.

Fry finished second, with Rich Eichelberger third, Russ Mitten fourth and points-leader Carmen Perigo Jr. fifth.

For the third time in his career, Greg Hodnett came out on top of the Tuscarora 50 for 410 Sprints Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, Hodnett won his heat, the dash and then led all 50 laps to score the big win, worth more than $12,000 for his ninth overall win this season.

Stevie Smith was second over Daryn Pittman, Chad Layton, Fred Rahmer, Mark Smith, Todd Shaffer, Brian Montieth, Don Kreitz and Lance Dewease. Harrisonville's Mike Wagner finished 11th.

Scott Haus gave his long-time car owners, Beech Creek Racing, their final win in the Late Model main at the Port. It was the final race for the team, who are retiring after many seasons of competition. Haus won over Jeff Rine, Mike Hess, Tim Wilson and Mitch Hack.

Friday night racing at Port Royal, Williams Grove, Path Valley and Trail-Way Speedway was all rained out, as was Saturday night racing at Lincoln, Selinsgrove and Susquehanna speedway's.

With the rainouts, Nate Snyder won the 358 Sprint championship at Selinsgrove and Dale Hammaker won the Lincoln Speedway 358 Sprint championship.

That's a wrap on this week as we enjoyed another PSU victory on Saturday. Until next time, email reaches me at Bvores@aol.com.

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