The winning streak by the Pennsylvania Posse against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove continued Friday night in the preliminary night of the Morgan Hughes National Open but came to a crashing halt on Saturday night in the National Open.
Greg Hodnett kept the local streak alive with a Friday night win, but it was Sammy Swindell who set back the competition to win his second career National Open and the big $50,000 payday.
Swindell drove around Jason Meyers following a lap 26 restart and never looked back in scoring the win over Lance Dewease, who came from 13th and made a last lap bid for the top spot but fell short.
Meyers strengthened his Outlaw points lead with a third-place finish ahead of Stevie Smith, Jason Sides, Tim Shaffer, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, Brian Montieth and Daryn Pittman.
Hodnett won Friday’s event after passing Tim Shaffer on lap 15 of the 25-lap event. He went on to score his fifth win against the Outlaws in the past two seasons over Shaffer, Paul McMahan, Mike Erdley, Stevie Smith, Kerry Madsen, Joey Saldana, Jason Meyers, Brian Montieth and Danny Lasoski.
Hodnett finished 12th in the Open and holds a 405- point lead over Montieth for the Williams Grove championship with two races remaining.
Boom Briggs won Saturday night’s Big Kahuna X at the Rock Allegany County Speedway and the $5,000 payday. He led the entire 44 laps in his win over Jeff Rine, Dylan Yoder, Ricky Elliott and DJ Troutman.
Jared Miley won Friday night’s Waikiki Wave 30 opener to the Kahuna at the Rock over Gary Stuhler, Elliott, Rine and Gregg Satterlee.
Mike Altobelli,Jr won the Limited Late Model main at the Rock over Matt Howsare, Tim Smith Jr., Chris Harr and Barry Miller. Scott Daniels was 21st.
Gene Knaub capped off his great season with the big win in Saturday’s Susquehanna Showdown at Susquehanna Speedway, Knaub won $3,000 in the 50- lap 358 Late Model feature, taking the win over Justin Ehrhart, Shaun Jones, Craig Wagaman and Grant Adams.
Carmen Perigo, Jr. won the Super Sportsman feature over Bobby Hockenberry, Steve Wilbur, Lanny Hake and Paul Miller.
Sure was a disappointing performance by the Nittany Lions in Iowa, but hopefully they can bounce back the rest of the season. Until next time, e-mail reaches Bvores@comcast.net.