2012-04-19 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Alan Krimes used a late race surge to score his second career 410 Sprint car win Friday at Williams Grove Speedway.

Krimes came out on top of a wild battle to seal the win over Daryn Pittman, Fred Rahmer, Rick Lafferty and Logan Schuchart.

Nate Hammaker was the Grove 358 Sprint car winner over Ryan Wilson, Adrian Shaffer, Pat Cannon and Tim Berkheimer.

Danny Dietrich had to deal with a major oil leak inside his sprint car Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway but managed to keep the car under control and Brian Montieth at bay for his first 410 Sprint car win of the year at the track. Montieth, Lance Dewease, Gerard McIntyre and Cory Haas were the top five finishers.

Jacob Allen scored his first career 358 Sprint car win over Isaac Sneeringer, Kyle Moody, Cris Eash and Mike Bittinger while Larry Baer won the 358 Late Model feature at Lincoln over Travis Mease, Cam Zeigler, DJ Mease and Bernie Beard. Logan Wagner finished 12th.

Mark Smith became the first-ever driver to win in all three open cockpit divisions at Selinsgrove Speedway after he won a career first 358 Sprint car feature Saturday night. Smith beat Pat Cannon, TJ Stutts, Derek Locke and Blane Heimbach.

Jeff Rine won his 73rd career Late Model main at Selinsgrove over Jim Yoder, Dylan Yoder, Steve Campbell and Matt Cochran.

Nick Pappas captured his first ever Late Model sportsman feature win Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway. Pappas led all 20 laps in taking the win over Mike Walls, Andy Fries, Terry Flaherty and McConnellsburg’s Cory Houck.

Dave Stouffer, Jr. won the Pure Stock feature over Kevin Boyer and Steve Lowery, while Gary Proctor was the Hobby Stock winner over Mark Vegh and Tom Caravello.

Nick Dickson won his first ever Late Model feature at Winchester Speedway Saturday night. He picked a good race to win as he topped the 40- lap Lee Stultz Memorial and cashed in on the $5,000 payday in the win over Bo Feathers, Kenny Pettyjohn, Ronnie DeHaven Jr. and Jason Covert. Tyler Hershey finished 11th and Frankie Plessinger was 19th.

Steve Owings raced to his fifth career 358 Sprint car win Friday night at Trail- Way Speedway, taking the win over Keith Prutzman, Austin Hogue, Zach Eucalano and Jeff Rorhbaugh.

Port Royal Speedway was rained out Saturday night. The makeup Late Model feature that was rained out on March 31 will now be run this Saturday night along with the makeup Pro Stock feature that was also rained out that night. Port Royal and its fans tallied a total of $2,100 that was donated to the American Cancer Society Saturday night.

Greg Hodnett continued his early season hot streak with his fifth overall win on the year in Sunday night’s 410 Sprint car feature at Susquehanna Speedway Park. Hodnett took the win over Aaron Ott, Danny Dietrich, Alan Krimes and Logan Schuchart.

Mark Smith doubled up in the win column as he won the SSP 358 Sprint car feature over Pat Cannon, Eric Tomecek, Kyle Moody and Austin Hogue.

Harrisonville’s Logan Wagner finished in the runner up spot in Friday’s 305 Sprint car race at Clinton County Speedway, while Mark Watkins finished ninth.

That catches you up on another weekend of racing as Bedford Speedway opens for the first time this Friday night. Until next time, e-mail Bvores@comcast.net.

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