2012-04-12 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Greg Hodnett had a big weekend in Central PA Sprint car racing as he picked up two feature wins, making it an area-leading four overall in 2012.

Hodnett kicked off the weekend with a Friday night win at Williams Grove Speedway that was his second straight win there. He took the lead with five laps to go and beat Chad Layton, Doug Esh, Danny Dietrich and Ryan Bohlke.

Hodnett then stormed to an impressive win Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway in the makeup 410 Sprint car main that was rained out a week prior. Hodnett went out front with 10 laps to go and defeated Fred Rahmer, Dewease, Layton and Justin Henderson. Harrisonville’s Mike Wagner finished ninth.

In the regular 25- lap sprint car main at Port, Dewease battled with Rahmer for 24 laps before stealing the lead on the final circuit for his 95th career track win, which moved him into second place on the all-time Port Royal win list. Rahmer, Esh, Mike Erdley and Jessica Zemken were the top-five finishers. Wagner finished seventh.

Kevin Nouse won Friday’s 358 Sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway over Pat Cannon, Mark Smith, Josh Beard and Tim Berkheimer.

Scott Haus picked up his 94th career Late Model win at Port Royal on Saturday night taking the checkers over Mike Lupfer, Mitch Hack, Bob Dunn and Tim Wilson.

Pat Cannon continued his early season domination in the 358 Sprint car ranks with his 34th all-time win at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday. The win moved Cannon on top of the tracks all-time win list. He scored the win over Mark Smith, Jason Shultz, TJ Stutts and Larry Kelleher.

Dylan Yoder raced to the win in the Selinsgrove Late Model feature over Coleby Frye, Jeff Rine, Jim Yoder and Jim Bernheisel.

The Super Late Models made their first start of the year Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway, and it was Greg Satterlee leading all 25 laps to post his first-ever win at the Hub City oval.

Satterlee fended off challenges from Josh Richards before earning the $2,000 win, with Nick Dickson, Jamie Lathroum and Jason Covert rounding out the top five. Mercersburg’s Tyler Hershey finished 14th and Big Cove Tannery’s Frankie Plessinger was 15th.

Wayne Walls Jr. picked up the Late Model Sportsman feature win over Justin Weaver, Jake Jones, Andy Fries and Terry Flaherty with McConnellsburg’s Cory Houck 12th and Mc- Connellsburg’s Marvin Winters 21st.

Brian Miller was the Pure Stock winner over Kevin Boyer and Eddie McClellan, while Kenny Thomas won the Hobby Stocks over Gary Proctor and Matt Smith.

Brian Montieth collected the $4,000 payday in Saturday’s 410 Sprint car Spring Championship at Lincoln Speedway with a late race pass on runnerup Danny Dietrich. Third through fifth went to Lucas Wolfe, Brent Marks and Cory Haas.

Bobby Hockenberry won the Super Sportsman season opener at Lincoln over Scott Geesey, Frankie Herr, Mike Enders and Russ Mitten.

Kyle Moody opened the 358 Sprint car season at Trail-Way Speedway with his first career track win Friday night. Moody defeated Mike Bittinger, Cris Eash, Shane Hoff and Steve Owings.

Ronnie DeHaven Jr. won Saturday’s Late Model feature at Winchester Speedway over Jeremy Miller, Trevor Feathers, DJ Myers and Bo Feathers.

That’s a wrap on the weekend of racing as this coming weekend Susquehanna joins the rest of the tracks with its opening weekend. Until next time, email Bvores@comcast.net.

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