2010-08-19 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Harrisonville’s Mike Wagner came through with his first 25-lap 410 Sprint car feature win of the year Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.

Wagner took the lead on Lap 18 and held on for his ninth career track win in the Ott Brothers Appliance, Wagner’s Painting, Clugston Lumber, Hershey Racing Engines, Shipley Energy No. 55 machine. He defeated Ryan Taylor, Chad Layton, Rick Lafferty and Cliff Brian.

Scott Haus won his fifth Late Model main at the Port over Waylon Wagner, Bob Dunn, Mitch Hack and Mike Hess.

Roy Deese Jr. found his way back to victory lane Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway after winning the 25-lap Late Model feature. Deese ended a winless streak that dated back to March 2009 with his first win Saturday. He took the lead with two laps to go and posted the win over Jerry Bard, Gary Stuhler, Al Shawver Jr. and Mike Lupfer. Marvin Winters was sixth, Frankie Plessinger eighth and Tyler Hershey 12th.

Glenn Elliott won the Late Model Sportsman over Pete Weaver, Kyle Lear, Mike Walls and Wayne Walls Jr. with Darrin Younker winning the Pure Stocks over Brian Miller and Eddie McClellan.

Brian Montieth cut Greg Hodnett’s points lead in half with his third 410 Sprint car win of the year Friday at Williams Grove Speedway. With Hodnett competing at the Knoxville Nationals, Montieth used the night to make up some points and scored the thrilling win over Rick Lafferty, Alan Krimes, Brent Marks and Mark Smith.

Eric Tomecek won the Grove’s 358 Sprint championship event over Pat Cannon, Glenndon Forsythe, Blane Heimbach and Logan Schuchart.

Brent Marks led all 25 laps to win his second 410 Sprint car main of the year Saturday at Lincoln Speedway. Marks held off Mark Smith, Alan Krimes, Brian Leppo and Jim Siegel for the win.

Curt Michael won his 43rd career URC Sprint car main but his first of the year in the URC appearance at Lincoln. He won over Justin Collett, JJ Grasso, Rory Janney and Kramer Williamson.

Matt Parks won his first Late Model main of the year Friday at Bedford Speedway over Nick Dickson, Jack Pencil, Jeff Rine and Scott Haus.

Robbie Black scored his second Limited Late Model win over Mike Altobelli, Jr., Tim Smith Jr., Donnie Farling and Matt Howsare.

Eric Walker and Frankie Herr split Twin 20s for Super Sportsman Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway. Walker won the first main over Gregg Foster, Frankie Herr, Dave Berkheimer and Leroy Martin, while Herr’s fourth win came over Russ Mitten, Rick Barr, Rich Eichelberger and John Garman.

Charlie Schaffer won the 358 Late Model feature at the Grove over Gene Knaub, Craig Wagaman, Travis Mease and Duane Harbaugh.

Pat Cannon and Davie Franek split 358 Sprint car features Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Cannon won a makeup feature from July 24 over Matt Heimbach, Nate Snyder, Davie Franek and Jason Shultz, while Franek’s win came over Snyder, Bob Beidleman, Larry Kelleher and Mike Walter.

Dylan Yoder won for a fourth time in Late Model action at Selinsgrove, taking the win over Steve Campbell, Jim Yoder, Jeff Rine and Donnie Schick.

Rookie 358 Late Model racer Jason Rochelle captured his first career win at Susquehanna Speedway Saturday night over Jake Jones, Justin Ehrhart, Larry Baer and Carl Billet.

In what was one of the most exciting Knoxville Nationals A-Main’s event, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer scored a thrilling final lap win for his first-ever Knoxville Nationals win and the big $150,000 payday. Shaffer passed Donny Schatz on the final lap for the win, with Shane Stewart, Craig Dollansky and Kerry Madsen the top five finishers. Greg Hodnett had the best week of any Pennsylvania Posse driver, finishing a respectable sixth in the Nationals, with Stevie Smith the only other local car in the A-Main, finishing 10th. Lance Dewease (B-Main), Tyler Walker (B-Main) and Fred Rahmer (D-Main) did not qualify.

That’s a wrap on another busy week of racing. It’s hard to believe this month is half over and the racing season is quickly coming to an end. Email Bvores@comcast.net.

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