Lincoln Speedway turned back Mother Nature on Saturday and the first Sprint car show of the 2011 season in central PA is in the books!
Brian Montieth drew the pole spot for the Icebreaker 30 and never looked back in scoring his 21st career feature win at the track over Daryn Pittman, Adam Wilt, Cory Haas and Doug Esh, with Chad Layton, Mark Smith, Fred Rahmer, Justin Henderson and Gerard McIntyre Jr. the top-10 finishers.
The World of Outlaw Sprints were in action last week at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where Joey Saldana won for the first time this season, and Steve Kinser made it win number four in the two day event.
Saldana won Wednesday night’s show over Jason Meyers, Donny Schatz, Cody Darrah and Craig Dollansky while Kinser won a torrid battle on Thursday over Saldana, Schatz, Sammy Swindell and Darrah.
Lance Dewease made the tow to Vegas with finishes of 20th and 11th in the two nights.
The 26th annual Hagerstown Speedway Race-ARama car show is now in the history books as the track preps for its March 26 season opener.
During Saturday’s awards presentations, McConnellsburg’s Marvin Winters and the Tex Shaffer-owned Late Model team took Best of Show honors for the No. 46 machine. Winters is celebrating his 30th year in racing, and the car features pictures of all of the cars that Winters has previously raced in his career. Dana Signs of Mc- Connellsburg did the lettering.
Other awards in the Late Models went to Wesley Bonebrake, Devin Friese and Jerry Bard, with Late Model sportsman awards going to Elwood Sord, Pete Weaver and Mike Walls. Pure Stock honors went to Lin Sutphin and Danny Beavers.
Lincoln Speedway will return to action this Saturday with the 358 Sprints joining the 410 Sprints and Selinsgrove Speedway will open on Sunday afternoon with the 410 Sprints.
That’s it for this week. Email reaches me at Bvores@comcast.net.