2011-09-08 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Rusty Sites captured his first career Hagerstown Speedway Late Model win Saturday night.

The St. Thomas driver led the final 13 laps of the 26th annual McBee/Hays Championship for Late Models to add his name to the long list of feature winners at the track.

Roy Deese, Jr. finished fourth and clinched his eighth career Hagerstown Speedway Super Late Model track championship, tying him with Nathan Durboraw as the all-time leader for championships.

Kyle Lear finished in the runner-up spot in the feature and also in points as Frankie Plessinger was third over Deese and Jerry Bard. Marvin Winters finished 14th, Tyler Hershey 16th and Brent Smith 18th.

Andy Fries won for the second time in Late Model sportsman action over Glenn Elliott, Donnie Farlling, Charlie Schaffer and Paul Cursey. Pete Weaver won the Late Model Sportsman championship for a second straight season.

Rick Stouffer won his first Pure Stock feature over Billy Ecton, Jr. and Wayne Hawbaker, while Drew Fitzsimmons claimed the 2011 Pure Stock track title.

Brian Montieth, Lance Dewease and Fred Rahmer came out on top of the Jack Gunn Memorial Triple 20’s for 410 Sprints Friday at Williams Grove Speedway.

Montieth’s first win of the season came in the first feature after a thrilling battle with Steve Buckwalter for the lead. Buckwalter was second over Brian Leppo, Aaron Ott and Lance Dewease.

Dewease won the second event in dominating fashion over Todd Shaffer, Montieth, Buckwalter and Fred Rahmer, while Rahmer came back to lead all 20 laps of the third and final main event over Aaron Ott, Dewease, Greg Hodnett and Montieth.

Williams Grove was in action Sunday night with the Billy Kimmel Memorial for 410 Sprints, where Danny Dietrich won for the first time this season over Greg Hodnett, Mark Smith, Ryan Bohlke and Todd Shaffer. The 358 Sprint and Super Sportsman features were rained out and will be made up Friday night/

Logan Schuchart scored his biggest career win Saturday night in the 358/ 360 Sprint National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway. The win was worth $8,000 to the 18-year-old high school senior. He defeated Shane Stewart, Blane Heimbach, Pat Cannon and Daryn Pittman.

Jim Siegel used a final lap slide job on Chad Criswell to score his first 410 Sprint car win of the year Saturday at Lincoln Speedway. Danny Dietrich finished second over Gerard McIntyre Jr., Brian Leppo and Brad McClelland, while Brian Montieth’s sixth place finish was good enough to clinch his fourth-straight Lincoln 410 Sprint track title.

Gene Knaub was the 358 Late Model winner at Lincoln over Pancho Lawler, Chase Billet, Grant Adams and Mike Walls, while Paul Miller won the marathon Super Sportsman feature over Cody Fairchok, Jay Fannasy, Frankie Herr and Scott Dellinger.

Rick Lafferty captured his first 410 Sprint car feature of the season Saturday at Port Royal Speedway over Greg Hodnett, Chad Layton, Curt Stroup and Mike Wagner.

Jeff Rine came out on top of the 33-lap Butch Renninger Memorial for Late Models, defeating Mike Lupfer, Gary Beward, Steve Campbell and Eric Zembower.

Arron Spahr was the 358 Sprint car winner Friday at Trail-Way Speedway over JB Cunningham, Scott Fisher, Jessie Morrison and Kyle Moody.

Nick Dickson won Friday’s Labor Day 30-lap Late Model feature over Chuck Clise, Coleby Frye, Derek Byler and Jeff Miller, while Jack Pencil won the 2011 Late Model track championship. Tim Smith Jr. won the Friday night Limited Late Model feature and also captured the 2011 track title. He defeated Jake Jones, Corey Weaver, Donnie Farlling and Rance Garlock in the feature.

Ronnie Dehaven,. Jr. won Saturday’s Late Model feature at Winchester Speedway over DJ Myers, JT Spence, Denny Bonebrake and Keith Jackson.

Port Royal Speedway’s 60th annual Labor Day Classic was rained out on Monday.

That’s it for another week as we head to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a much-needed vacation next week. No racing for me for the next two weekends, but there will be a Racing Roundup to bring you up to date. E-mail reaches me at Bvores@comcast.net.

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