2010-06-24 / Sports

Racing

By Brad Vores

Last lap passes seemed to be the “in” thing over the weekend as several features were decided with final lap passes for the feature win.

Gary Stuhler used a final turn pass on Alan Sagi to end a long dry spell Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway as he captured his first Late Model win at the track since August 2008. The win was Stuhler’s second of the season after a win a few weeks ago at Williams Grove. The win was his 335th career track win, and it came over Sagi, Mercersburg’s Tyler Hershey, McConnellsburg’s Marvin Winters and Mike Lupfer. Frankie Plessinger finished sixth.

Pete Weaver won the Hoosier Daddy Late Model Sportsman feature over Steve Axtell Jr., Paul Cursey, Scott Palmer and Michael Collins while Mike Warrenfeltz won the Cornett Tribute for Pure Stocks over Danny Beavers and Dave Stouffer Jr.

Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, Danny Dietrich executed a final lap pass on Brent Marks to capture his first career 410 Sprint car feature at the track. Dietrich actually had passed Marks on lap 22 but Marks regained the lead only to lose it on the final lap. He finished second over Ryan Bohlke, Don Kreitz Jr. and Aaron Ott.

Pat Cannon was the 358 Sprint car winner Friday at the Grove over Brian Garland, Scott Geesey, Danny Massey and Jay Galloway.

In another final lap pass for the lead, Chad Layton used a final lap slide job on Joey Hershey to win Saturday night’s 410 Sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway. Hershey held on for second over Dave Hahn, Craig Robinson and Todd Shaffer, with Harrisonville’s Mike Wagner ninth.

Tim Gray took the Port late model win over Bud Barton, Bob Dunn, Gary Beward and Tim Wilson.

Brent Marks turned the tables on Danny Dietrich Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway and was able to keep Dietrich at bay over the final laps of the 410 Sprint car feature to capture his first career win. Marks defeated Dietrich, Brad McClelland, Lance Dewease and Josh Wells.

Todd Rittenhouse Jr. won the 358 Sprint car feature at Lincoln over Logan Schuchart, Glenndon Forsythe, Kyle Moody and Jason Clauss.

Bobby Hockenberry won Saturday’s Super Sportsman feature at Williams Grove Speedway over Scott Dellinger, Jay Fannasy, Carmen Perigo and Mike Enders, while Gene Knaub scored the 358 Late Model win at the track over Wes Alleman, Jake Lettich, Travis Mease and Bobby Beard.

The PA 305 Sprints were at the Grove for double features as young Rodney Westhafer scored the win in the rained-out feature from May over Brent Comp, Todd Spangler, Randy Kaylor and Brian Walker. Logan Wagner finished 11th and Michael Wagner was 20th. In the regular feature, Spangler took the win over Kaylor, Ryan Lynn, Westhafer and Comp, with Logan Wagner 10th.

Pat Cannon won Saturday’s Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 358 Sprints at Selinsgrove Speedway over Davie Franek, Mike Walter, Colby Womer and TJ Stutts.

Dylan Yoder drove his dad’s car to his first-ever Selinsgrove Late Model win over Jeff Rine, Brett Schadel, Jim Yoder and Kyle Rhoads.

Brian Bruckner won a career first 358 Sprint car feature Friday at Trail-Way Speedway over Dale Hammaker, Tim Wagaman, Joe Trone, Jr. and Mike Bittinger.

Chris Knopp was the 358 Late Model winner Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway over John Moser Jr., Bob Minnich, Kyle Saylor and Larry Baer.

Scott Haus was the Friday night Late Model winner at Bedford Speedway over Jack Pencil, Jeff Rine, DJ Myers and Jeff Miller, while Rick Singleton took the Limited Late Model win over Matt Sponaugle and Rance Garlock.

The annual Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speedweek begins this Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway and will continue through Sunday, July 4. Following Lincoln will be Sunday at Bedford (with a Monday raindate), Tuesday at Grandview, Wednesday at Hagerstown, Thursday back at Lincoln, Friday at Williams Grove, Saturday at Port Royal, and Sunday’s finale at Selinsgrove. Greg Hodnett is the defending PA Speed week champion.

That’s it for another week. E-mail reaches me at Bvores@comcast.net.

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