2011-10-13 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

It was a week delayed but that didn’t stop Jason Meyers from returning to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and walking away with the big $50,000 payday after his win in the Morgan Hughes National Open.

The win was Meyers’ third straight World of Outlaw win at Williams Grove after taking the Summer Nationals and the National Open preliminary a week ago. Ironically, he kept his win streak alive on Saturday night as the Outlaws raced at New York’s Rolling Wheels Raceway Park and remains in command to capture his second straight WoO title.

Meyers took the lead from Daryn Pittman on the 34th lap and went onto score the feature win at the Grove over Pittman, Steve Kinser, Justin Henderson and Tim Shaffer, with Lance Dewease, Jason Sides, Craig Dollansky, Fred Rahmer and Adam Wilt completing the top-10 finishers.

Brian Montieth used a late-race pass to win Saturday’s 25-lap Hank Gentzler Memorial for 410 Sprints at Lincoln Speedway.

The four- time track champion took the lead on Lap 19 and drove off to the win, moving him into 10th on the track’s all-time win list with his win over Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Brad McClelland and Justin Henderson.

Forty-four 358 Sprint cars signed in for action at Lincoln Saturday night as Niki Young recorded his second win of the season over Mark Smith, Mike Bittinger, Ted Thomas and Cris Eash. Logan Wagner qualifed for the event and finished 18th.

Rick Eckert inherited the lead on the 21st lap in Saturday’s Late Model Open at Selinsgrove Speedway and turned it into a $5,000 payday.

Eckert, who won Thursday’s WoO Late Model main at Rolling Wheels and leads the points by 22 over Josh Richards with five races left, outran Jeff Rine, Jamie Lathroum, Scott Haus and Jim Yoder for the win.

The final Saturday Night Series of the season was presented at Williams Grove, where Jay Fannasy and Eric Walker won the double Super Sportsman features. However, it was Frankie Herr clinching another Super Sportsman championship.

Fannasy won the makeup feature that was rained out on September 4 over Rich Eichelberger, Walker, Chris Meleason and Stan Wanner, while Walker’s win came over Carmen Perigo, Eichelberger, Scott Dellinger and Fannasy.

Gene Knaub picked up win number 18 on the season in the 358 Late Model feature as he took the win over Grant Adams, Pancho Lawler, Wes Alleman and Matt Nailor.

Fayetteville’s Lance Dewease underwent successful surgery on Sunday on a fractured C6 vertebra suffered in a crash Saturday at Lincoln Speedway. The rear axle broke during his heat race, sending his sprinter into a series of flips. Lance faces a three to six month recovery period for his injury but is expected to make a full recovery. He clinched the driver portion of the Williams Grove Speedway track championship Friday night. Cards can reach him at Lance Dewease, Infinity Designs, 1500 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

That’s it for another week as we head into mid-October with a few weekends of racing remaining on the schedule. Until next time, email at Bvores@comcast.net.

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