2012-05-03 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

The UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions was in Central PA over the weekend and, once again, the Pennsylvania Posse sent the All- Stars home without a feature win.

No All-Star regular has ever won at Williams Grove or Port Royal and those streaks remained intact after Logan Schuchart and Greg Hodnett scored feature wins.

Schuchartt, the newest and youngest member of the PA Posse, scored his first career 410 Sprint car win Friday at Williams Grove Speedway after holding off a hard charging Danny Dietrich. The win was worth $5,000 to the high school senior as he defeated Dietrich, Don Kreitz, Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman.

Despite terrible looking radar, Port Royal Speedway went ahead with Saturday’s Bob Weikert Memorial and ended up beating Mother Nature, with Greg Hodnett capturing the big payday worth $12,900 for his sixth overall win of the season.

Hodnett won by half a track in his second straight Weikert Memorial win, and it came over Danny Holtgraver, David Gravel, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Paul McMahan. Harrisonville’s Mike Wagner finished in the 16th position.

After a three-hour rain delay, Billy Dietrich turned in his first career 410 Sprint car win Saturday at Lincoln Speedway. He now joins his dad Dad and brother Danny as Lincoln Speedway feature winners.

Dietrich took the win over Alan Krimes, Danny Dietrich, Brian Leppo and Kevin Nouse.

Scott Fisher notched his second career Lincoln 358 sprint car win over Tyler Ross, Cris Eash, Nathan Berwager and Niki Young.

JB Cunningham captured a career first 358 Sprint car win Friday at Trail-Way Speedway over Tim Wagaman, Austin Hogue, Brad McClelland and Keith Prutzman.

Rick Singleton used a 358 steel block to set back the super late model field Friday night at Bedford Speedway. The Hesston racer led every lap to pull off the upset win over Jeff Rine, last week’s winner Jack Pencil, Jerry Bard and Chad Hollenbeck.

DJ Troutman scored the win in the late model sportsman feature over Craig Perigo, Mike Altobelli Jr., Dave Leidy and Matt Howsare.

Mother Nature was back at it on Saturday forcing several local tracks to cancel.

Selinsgrove, Williams Grove, Susquehanna and Trail-Way speedways all canceled during the afternoon hours but Hagerstown Speedway was able to get most of its show in before rain halted feature action. The URC season opener at Delaware International Speedway was also rained out.

Heats for the Steel Block Bandits late models at Hagerstown were won by Glenn Elliott, Walker Arthur, Rick Hulson and Andy Fries while Brent Smith won the first completed B-Main. The second B-Main was just getting underway when the rain started.

The second B-Main and the feature for the Steel Blocks will be made up on June 9. The hobby stock feature will be completed next Saturday.

Sunday’s All Star sprint event at Clinton County Speedway was canceled due to predicted freezing temperatures.

That will be it for this week. The first World of Outlaws event at Lincoln Speedway in over 10 years will be held next Wednesday, May 9, and an overflow crowd is expected that night. That will kick off the Outlaws first visit to Central PA for the season. Until next time, e-mail Bvores@comcast.net.

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