Mother Nature was still rearing her ugly head over the weekend, but many central PA race tracks pressed on despite frigid-cold temperatures.
She did get the best of the Friday night tracks as Williams Grove and Trail- Way Speedway both had to cancel their events due to cold and rain.
Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, Mike Bittinger took the checkered flag but was unaware that he did and flipped following the race. He ran by foot to victory lane while his car was towed. He led all 25 laps for the 410 Sprint car win over Gerard McIntyre Jr., Brad McClelland, Danny Dietrich and Doug Dodson.
Grant Adams won the 358 Late Model feature at Lincoln over Cam Zeigler, Bobby Beard, Chase Billet and Travis Mease, while Gregg Foster won the season opener for Super Sportsman over Carmen Perigo, Scott Dellinger, Frankie Herr and Paul Miller.
It was opening night on Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway as Jeremy Miller ended a long winless drought by taking an exciting last lap win in the 25-lap late model feature.
Miller passed leader Josh Richards on the final tour to score his first track win since August 2009.
Richards, Alan Sagi, Jerry Bard, Roy Deese Jr., Tyler Hershey, Duane Harbaugh, Jamie Lathroum, Denny Bonebrake and Nick Dickson were the top 10. Marvin Winters was 11th, Frankie Plessinger 21st and Brent smith 16th.
Pete Weaver won the Late Model Sportsman feature over Andy Fries, Terry Flaherty, Scott Palmer and Justin Weaver, while Steve Lowery was the Pure Stock winner over Eddie McClellan, Dave Stouffer Jr., Kenny Dillon and Drew Fitzsimmons.
Ryan Taylor led all 25 laps of Saturday night’s 410 Sprint car main at Port Royal Speedway to capture his second career track win over Mark Smith, Lance Dewease, Rick Lafferty and Steve Buckwalter with Mike Wagner finishing seventh.
Waylon Wagner won the Port Late Model main over Mitch Hack, Tim Gray, Scott Haus and Byron Sipe with Tim Fedder ninth in the Cisney owned Late Model.
Blane Heimbach set a new 25-lap track record for Saturday’s season opening 358 Sprint car main at Selinsgrove Speedway. Heimbach shaved 16 seconds off of the old track record in the nonstop event, taking the win over Phil Walter, Jason Shultz, Larry Kelleher and Logan Schuchart.
Congratulations to Michael Wagner II and his new wife Verity, on their marriage Friday night. He is the son of Mike and Ellen Wagner and races 305 Sprint cars. His lovely bride is from Down Under.
That’s a wrap for another week as we continue to hold out hope for warmer temperatures soon! Until next time, e-mail reaches me at Bvores@comcast.net.