2011-10-27 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Lincoln Speedway closed out its 2011 racing season with Twin 20’s for 410 Sprints on its 59th anniversary night on Friday.

Greg Hodnett and Danny Dietrich picked up wins in the Twin 20 lappers. For Hodnett, it was his second straight win at the track and eighth overall on the year, while Dietrich’s win was his fourth at the track this season and fifth overall in 2011.

Hodnett scored the opening feature win over Brian Montieth, Dietrich, Ryan Bohlke and Gerard McIntyre Jr., while Dietrich’s win came over Jim Siegel, Alan Krimes, Montieth and Chad Layton.

Lincoln will kick off the 2012 racing season on February 25, 2012 with the Icebreaker for 410 Sprints.

Williams Grove Speedway also closed out its season with the annual Fallfest on Saturday night.

Justin Henderson dominated the 410 Sprint car feature at the Fallfest in his win over Daryn Pittman, Steve Buckwalter, Fred Rahmer and Greg Hodnett.

The 358 Sprints had two features on Saturday, one a makeup from September 4. Eric Tomecek led all the way to win that feature, which was the final points race for the division. Pat Cannon came home a close runnerup and wrapped up his fourth career Grove 358 Sprint car championship. Completing the top five were Davey Franek, Rodney Westhafer and Rich Eichelberger.

Cannon came back to win the Fallfest 358 feature for his 11th win of the season over Franek, Scott Geesey, Chad Trout and Nate Hammaker.

Carmen Perigo Jr. was the Super Sportsman feature winner over Paul Miller, Rick Barr, Jay Fannasy and point champ Frankie Herr.

Gene Knaub recorded win number 19 on the year in the 358 Late Model feature, taking the win over John Ebersole, Steve Clabaugh, Wes Alleman and Grant Adams.

Jamie Lathroum cashed in on the big $8,000 payday after winning Saturday’s “Ultimate” UFO Super Late Model feature at Hesston Speedway. Lathroum scored the big win over Jason Covert, Devin Friese, Greg Satterlee and Chub Frank.

Tim Smith, Jr. won the Limited Late Model feature at Hesston over Rick Singleton, Andy Fries, Bobby Beard and George Dixon Jr.

Hagerstown Speedway closes its season this coming weekend with the annual Octoberfest 350 featuring Late Models, 410 Sprints and both modified divisions. Qualifying takes place Saturday, with features on Sunday. Entry lists were released over the weekend, and the car counts are down this year and can be seen on the speedway Web site.

That’s it for this week as we are thrilled with another PSU win to go to 7-1 on the season but there are still so many questions about this team! But at least they are keeping things exciting! Until next time, e-mail at Bvores@comcast.net.

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