2010-08-26 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Daryn Pittman and Brian Montieth split Twin 20s for 410 Sprints Friday at Williams Grove Speedway.

Pittman won the first feature over Greg Hodnett, Stevie Smith, Mark Smith and Brian Leppo, while Montieth came back to win the second one over Alan Krimes, Don Kreitz, Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman.

Montieth continued his winning ways Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, where he survived a last lap challenge from Lance Dewease to take home the $5,800 top prize in the track’s 58th Anniversary race. Dewease, who came from 14, put a final turn slide job on Montieth, who dove back under and edged Dewease at the checkers. Stevie Smith, Alan Krimes and Tyler Walker were the top-five finishers.

Matt Boland won the 358 Sprint car feature at Lincoln over Billy Dietrich, Austin Reed, Logan Schuchart and Adrian Shaffer.

Pat Cannon came from ninth starting spot to take the lead on the seventh lap of the 25-lap 358 Sprint main Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway and was never challenged in earning his eighth win of the season at the track and 13th overall on the season. Bob Beidleman finished second, with Phil Walter third, Blane Heimbach fourth after changing a tire on the first lap and Davie Franek fifth.

Heimbach won his third career URC Sprint main, coming from his 11th starting position to take control on lap 18. Heimbach then held on following a final lap restart to score the win over Franek, Josh Weller, JJ Grasso and Curt Michael.

Jeff Rine returned to victory lane in Late Model action with his eighth win of the season over Jim Yoder, Steve Campbell, Dylan Yoder and Donnie Schick.

After losing the points lead last week, Carmen Perigo Jr. came back this week to score his second win of the season in the 20-lap Super Sportsman feature at Williams Grove Speedway. Points leader Frankie Herr finished second ahead of Rich Eichelberger, Gregg Foster and Dave Berkheimer.

Gene Knaub continued his dominance in the 358 Late Model division with his fifth Grove win of the year in the 20-lap main. Knaub has 10 overall wins this season. He defeated John Ebersole, Charlie Schaffer, Travis Mease and Bobby Beard.

McConnellsburg’s Mark Watkins came out on top of both PA 305 Sprint car features Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.

Watkins won the makeup feature that was rained out on July 17 over Reed Thompson, Logan Wagner, Rodney Westhafer and Nathan Gramley. Michael Wagner finished 15th.

In the regular feature, Watkins led the entire distance in the win over Thompson, Joe Zap, Dave Youtzy and Brian Walker. Logan Wagner was 11th and Michael Wagner 12th.

Gary Beward won his first Late Model feature of the season over Scott Haus, Bryon Sipe, Mike Lupfer and Mitch Hack.

Brad McClelland hit the 100 win milestone Friday night at TrailWay Speedway with his sixth win of the season in the 358 Sprint car feature.

McClelland, who has raced at TW for 27 years, has 26 career 358 Sprint wins along with 74 Micro Sprint wins at the track, started 12th in the feature and scored the win over Logan Schuchart, Dale Hammaker, Keith Prutzman and Randy Davis Jr.

Rodney Walls captured his first-ever Late Model Sportsman feature win Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway in the Small Car Nationals qualifier. Walls, son of Late Model racer Richard Walls, defeated Ashley Barrett, Scott Palmer, Terry Flaherty and Kyle Lear.

Mike Warrenfeltz won his eighth Pure Stock feature over Darrin Younker, Steve Lowery, Danny Beavers and Kevin Koontz.

Bill Unglert captured his first career URC Sprint car feature Friday at Bedford Speedway over Curt Michael, Justin Collett, Kevin Nouse and Becca Anderson.

Jason Covert won the $2,000 top prize in the Late Model feature at Bedford over Jeff Rine, Jack Pencil, Scott Lebarron and Derek Byler, with Tyler Hershey seventh.

Larry Baer was awarded Saturday’s 358 Late Model win at Susquehanna Speedway Park after race winner Mike Walls failed to report to post-race tech inspection. Baer got the win over Chris Knopp, Grant Adams, Sterling Kinard and Charles Potts.

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