2012-02-23 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

As the 2012 Central PA Sprint car season is ready to get underway this weekend, racing has been hot and heavy in the Sunshine State as the All-Star Sprints, World of Outlaw sprints and World of Outlaw Late Models have seen plenty of action.

This Saturday, and the early forecasts look favorable, Lincoln Speedway will kick off 2012 with the Icebreaker 30 for 410 Sprint cars beginning at 2pm.

The WoO Late Models were in action over the weekend at Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park where Darrell Lanigan picked up the Thursday night win. It was his second straight WoO win after his win a week earlier in Georgia. Lanigan’s win came over Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, Mike Marlar and Gregg Satterlee.

Richards brought home the win at Bubba’s on Friday night over Lanigan, Bub McCool, Billy Moyer and Marlar.

In Saturday night’s finale, York’s Rick Eckert, the 2011 WoO Late Model champion, found his way to victory lane for the first time this season as he scored the win over Richards, Lanigan, Clanton and Pat Doar.

The Outlaw Late Model head over to Volusia Speedway Park for two events this weekend.

Danny Lasoski picked up the win on opening night of UNOH All-Star Sprint action at Volusia last Wednesday night. In a car wrenched by Harrisonville’s Chris Strait, Lasoski took the win over Kraig Kinser, Tim Shaffer, David Gravel and Jason Sides.

Craig Dollansky won night two of the All-Stars at VSP over Daryn Pittman, Lasoski, Greg Hodnett and Brad Sweet.

Friday night’s WoO opener was rained out and rescheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Saturday night served as the WoO Sprint opener where Lasoski returned to Victory Lane on a night that featured a broken U-joint in time trials and then a motor change before the heat race. Lasoski took the win over Jason Meyers, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz and Sammy Swindell.

Sunday afternoon served as the raindate for the rained out show on Friday, and it should have just remained canceled as daytime conditions were horrible for the event. Bright sun and high winds made track conditions horrendous and terrible racing as a result. Donny Schatz led the freight train to the finish over Sammy Swindell, Jason Sides, Joey Saldana and Craig Dollansky.

In Sunday’s finale at VSP, Craig Dollansky picked up the win over Schatz, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser and Sammy Swindell. Swindell was the overall Florida series point champion at VSP for the week.

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