2012-05-17 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Pennsylvania Posse-2, World of Outlaws-1.

That’s the final tally following the first appearance by the WoO 410 Sprint cars in central Pennsylvania this past weekend as Danny Dietrich won the first visit by the Outlaws to the Lincoln Speedway in 14 years on Thursday night. Fred Rahmer won Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway and WoO kingpin Steve Kinser dominated Saturday night action at Williams Grove.

Dietrich put on quite a show Thursday night in front of a packed house at Lincoln as he stormed from seventh to the lead and the convincing win, his first-ever WoO win over Lance Dewease, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Cory Haas and Lucas Wolfe.

Rahmer’s first win of the year came in the $8,000 to win Friday night WoO feature at the Grove over Daryn Pittman, Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich and Steve Kinser.

Saturday night it was all Kinser as he dominated the 30-lap event to score the $12,000 win over Hodnett, Danny Lasoski, Lance Dewease and Craig Dollansky.

Kinser also won the Morgan Cup 12-lap event featuring five WoO and five Posse drivers for the bragging rights as the Outlaws get to keep the Cup for a second straight year in the event that draws little interest for a race that’s run following a hard night on a track with one lane.

Jamie Lathroum won the $2,400 payday in Saturday’s 35-lap Raye Vest Memorial qualifier for Late Models at Winchester Speedway. Lathroum defeated Ronnie De- Haven Jr., former Raye Vest driver Rick Eckert, Keith Jackson and Jeremy Miller. Tyler Hershey did not qualify.

Blane Heimbach captured his first win of the season Saturday night in the 32nd annual Jack Gunn Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway. Heimbach’s win came in the 30-lap event pitting the URC 360 Sprint cars against the 358 Sprints of Selinsgrove. It was the 34th career win at the track for Heimbach, who piloted the Jeff and Missy Creasy/Jeff Goff 360 Sprint car. Pat Cannon finished in the runner-up spot ahead of Davie Franek, Nate Snyder and Jason Shultz.

Tony Adams led all 25 laps of the Late Model feature to collect his first win of the year as he became the fourth winner in four events this season. Adams won over Jim Bernheisel, Coleby Frye, Jeff Smith and Steve Campbell.

Jacob Allen became the sixth different winner in as many races as he captured Friday’s 25-lap 358 Sprint car main at Trail-Way Speedway. Ryan Wilson, Austin Hogue, track points leader Kyle Moody and Cris Eash followed in the top five.

At Beard led all 20 laps to win the 358 Late Model main at Trail-Way over Cam Zeigler, Travis Mease, Gene Knaub and Grant Adams.

Chuck Clise captured a career first Late Model feature win Friday at Bedford Speedway, defeating Greg Fetters, Scott Lebarron, Andy Haus and Brian Booze.

Josh Berrier picked up a career first win at the track in the Late Model Sportsman feature over Mike Altobelli Jr., Tim Smith Jr., Robbie Black and Jesse Snyder.

Hesston Speedway opened up for the season on Saturday night with Tim Smith, Jr. topping the Late Model Sportsman feature over Dave Leidy, Rick Singleton, Brian Lessley and Ralph Morgan. Cory Houck was ninth, Steve Bard 14th and Scott Daniels 18th.

Lincoln, Port Royal and Hagerstown speedways were all dark on Saturday night.

The return of the World of Outlaws to Hagerstown Speedway will take place this coming Sunday night in the Kasey Kahne Challenge event. Racing will begin at 7 p.m.

That’s a wrap for another week and as always, e-mail at Bvores@comcast.net.

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