2011-09-29 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Brian Montieth held off a hard-charging Greg Hodnett to capture Saturday night’s 40-lap Kenny Weld/Hilly Rife Memorial at Lincoln Speedway.

Montieth had led from the 11th lap but Hodnett closed dramatically over the final laps. It was the fourtime track champion taking home the $6,900 win for his 25th career track win. Hodnett, Stevie Smith, Danny Dietrich and Fred Rahmer were the top-five finishers.

Derek Locke raced to a career-first win in Saturday night’s season finale for 358 Sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Locke, a third-generation driver, started in the sixth spot and took control of the race on the 14th lap, keeping the rest of the field at bay for that first- ever 25-lap 358 Sprint car win in the family owned No. 77 sprinter.

While Locke was capturing the feature, Selinsgrove’s own Blane Heimbach finished eighth and clinched his third-career track championship for the Creasy/Goff Racing Team. Locke won over Mark Smith, Phil Walter, Pat Cannon and TJ Stutts.

Walter was third over Pat Cannon and TJ Stutts.

Tony Adams picked up his second 25-lap Late Model win of the season to become only the second repeat winner in the division at the track this season. Jeff Rine is the other track repeat winner, and Rine’s fourth-place finish was good enough to clinch his fifth-straight and seventh overall Late Model track title.

Adams’ margin of victory over Donnie Schick was a half car length with Jim Yoder, Rine and Scott Haus completing the top five.

Ronnie Dehaven Jr. picked up the big $10,000 paycheck in his Saturday night win in the Winchester 200 for Late Models at Winchester Speedway. Dehaven took the win over Josh Richards, Jason Covert, Booper Bare and Bo Feathers. Tyler Hershey finished 11th.

Friday night racing at Williams Grove and Trail-Way Speedway was rained out.

This weekend will be the Williams Grove National Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws as the battle with the PA Posse continues for the big $50,000 payday Saturday night.

That’s a wrap on the final weekend for September as we head into the final six weeks of racing. E-mail Bvores@comcast.net.

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