2011-06-02 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Fred Rahmer captured the 2011 Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Series championship on the heels of a consistent week of finishes capped off with a win on the final night of the series.

Brian Leppo kicked off the KC series with a Wednesday night win at Grandview Speedway over Fred Rahmer, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Daryn Pittman and Lance Dewease. Leppo led all 35 laps.

Following two consecutive rainouts on Thursday at Port Royal and Friday at Williams Grove, Lincoln Speedway resumed action Saturday, where Brian Montieth led all 30 laps of the event for his third track win of the year.

Montieth took the win over Aaron Ott, Fred Rahmer, Mark Smith and Lance Dewease.

Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway it was all Greg Hodnett dominating the 30-lap event over Rahmer, Pittman, Chad Layton and Blane Heimbach.

Rahmer brought an end to KC with a Monday night win at Big Diamond Raceway, taking the win over series points runner-up Pittman, Aaron Ott, Stevie Smith and Chad Layton.

Jason Covert became the fifth different winner in as many races this season at Hagerstown Speedway as he won Saturday’s Richard Bonebrake Tribute Three State Flyers Late Model feature.

Covert took the lead on the fourth lap and held off WoO Late Model regular Austin Hubbard for the win, followed by JT Spence, Josh Richards and Gary Stuhler. Frankie Plessinger was 24th while Brent Smith, Tyler Hershey and Marvin Winters did not qualify.

Justin Weaver won the Late Model sportsman feature over Chad Myers, Mike Walls, Terry Flaherty and Rodney Walls, while Steve Lowery was the Pure Stock winner over Darrin Younker, Drew Fitzsimmons, Bill Ecton Jr. and Kevin Koontz.

Frankie Herr won Saturday’s Bill Heckert Memorial for Super Sportsman at Williams Grove Speedway after using a late race restart to his advantage. Herr took the win over Jay Fannasy, Gregg Foster, Scott Dellinger and Russ Mitten.

Steve Clabaugh ended Gene Knaub’s four race winning streak in the Grove 358 Late Model division and also claimed a $200 bounty placed on Knaub for the night. Knaub challenged and finished second ahead of Craig Wagaman, Chase Billet and Jake Jones.

Pat Cannon took the lead on the final lap of Saturday’s 358 Sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway to collect his sixth overall win of the year. Cannon defeated Logan Schuchart, TJ Stutts, Michael Ruttcamp and Eric Tomecek.

Jeff Rine moved to within one win of tying Bobby Croop as Selinsgrove’s alltime leading Late Model winner with his 68th career and fourth overall on the season in the 25-lap event. Rine defeated Jim Yoder, Steve Campbell, Kenny Trevitz and Matt Cochran.

Billy Dietrich was the 358 Sprint car winner Saturday at Port Royal Speedway over Dale Hammaker, Nate Snyder, Kyle Moody and Jordan Frontz.

Scott Haus won for the first time this season in Port Royal Late Model action scoring the win over Scott Flickinger, Chris Shuey, Waylon Wagner and Tim Wilson.

Harrisonville’s Michael Wagner ended brother Logan’s four- race winning streak on the PA 305 Sprint series tour as he captured Saturday’s 305 Sprint win at the Port over Tyler Bear, Kody Lehman, Joey Hershey and Nathan Gramely. Mark Watkins finished seventh and Logan Wagner was 16th.

Randy Christine Jr. won Saturday’s 358 Late Model main at Susquehanna Speedway Park over Carl Billet, Coleby Frye, Larry Baer and Justin Ehrhart.

DJ Myers won Friday’s Three State Flyers Late Model main at Winchester Speedway over JT Spence, Jeremy Miller, Gary Stuhler and Tommy Armel.

Rich Eichelberger won Sunday night’s Super Sportsman tour event at Selinsgrove Speedway over Mike Enders, Eric Walker, Rick Barr and Jason Fry.

Jeremy Miller and Ron Delano Jr. split twin 25-lap events Sunday at Hesston Speedway sanctioned by UFO. Miller’s win came over JT Spence, Matt Parks, Devin Friese and Dylan Yoder, while Delano defeated Nick Dickson, Austin Hubbard, Greg Satterlee and Dylan Yoder.

Trail-Way Speedway had its 358 Sprint car feature rained out Friday night when torrential rain hit the track just at feature time. The feature will be made up this Friday night.

Hopefully everyone had a safe Memorial Holiday weekend as we now enter the summer months, and it appears summer has already arrived by the temperatures! E-mail reaches me at Bvores@comcast.net.

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