2012-07-12 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

For the 13th time in the 22-year history of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Fred Rahmer is the champion.

Rahmer wrapped up the 2012 Speedweek version title, which was the second straight year he won the series title, but failed to win a race during the eight nights of action. Rahmer ended the week with 965 points compared to Alan Krimes (867), Greg Hodnett (855), Lance Dewease (840) and Daryn Pittman (836). Completing the top 10 in Speedweek points were Stevie Smith, Danny Dietrich, Brian Montieth, Danny Lasoski and Brent Marks.

Speedweek kicked off a last weekend at Lincoln and Big Diamond speedways. Results appeared last week, but Brian Montieth won both nights of action.

Speedweek picked back up last Tuesday night when Greg Hodnett won at Grandview Speedway over Montieth, Kyle Larson, Fred Rahmer and Brian Leppo.

Hagerstown Speedway was the Speedweek host on Wednesday night to celebrate Independence Day as Keith Kauffman led all 30 laps to score the upset win over Lance Dewease, Cody Darrah, Danny Dietrich and Rahmer. Mike Wagner finished seventh in that event.

Logan Schuchart took advantage of Danny Dietrich’s bad luck to win the Thursday night Speedweek event at Williams Grove Speedway over Daryn Pittman, Rahmer, Stevie Smith and Paul McMahan. Wagner was involved in a crash and was paid for 23rd spot.

Friday night’s Williams Grove event was the Mitch Smith Memorial, the highest paying event on the weekly schedule, and it was Stevie Smith taking the big $10,000 win over Shane Stewart, Hodnett, Danny Lasoski and Don Kreitz, with Wagner placing 14th.

PA Speedweek moved to Port Royal Speedway Saturday night as Tyler Walker took the feature win over Stevie Smith, 19th starter Hodnett, Pittman and Blane Heimbach. Wagner was involved in a crash but restarted and finished 13th.

Selinsgrove Speedway finished out the Speedweek series Sunday with Lance Dewease winning the Jan Opperman Memorial over Blane Heimbach, Hodnett, Rahmer and Rick Lafferty

Jim Yoder won the Late Model feature Saturday at Port Royal over Tim Wilson, Mike Lupfer, Dylan Yoder and Brett Schadel.

Dave Leidy was the Saturday night Limited Late Model feature winner at Allegeny Motor Speedway over Steve Bard and DJ Troutman.

Cris Eash became the 10th different driver in as many races to win a 358 Sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway this season with a Saturday night win over Dale Hammaker, Austin Hogue, Todd Rittenhouse and Keith Prutzman.

Bobby Beard came out on top of the 358 Late Model main at Lincoln and in the process won the tri-track shootout at Williams Grove/Lincoln/Trail-Way by two points over Gene Knaub. At Lincoln, Beard defeated Jake Jones, Randy Stoudt, Pat Beard and Knaub.

Harrisonville’s Logan Wagner beat a 38-car field to win the PASS 305 Sprint car event at Lincoln despite a final lap flat tire. Wagner beat Billy Ney, Kody Lehman, Dusty Shatzer and David Martin. Michael Wagner and Mark Watkins did not qualify.

Tyler Armstrong won Friday night’s 358 Late Model feature at Trail-Way Speedway over Gene Knaub, Travis Mease, Grant Adams and Bobby Beard. It was the second race of the tri-track shootout.

Jack Pencil won last Wednesday’s UFO Late Model main at Bedford Speedway over Jason Covert, DJ Troutman, Jeff Rine and Scott Haus.

Jim Shuster won a career first Super Sportsman feature Sunday at Selinsgrove over Scott Dellinger, Carmen Perigo Jr., Mike Enders and Steve Fannasy.

Mark Watkins picked up the PASS 305 Sprint car feature win last Wednesday at Susquehanna Speedway Park over Billy Ney, Logan Wagner, Tyler Lebo and Ryan Lynn.

That’s a wrap for another week. Make it a great one.

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