2012-08-23 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Shippensburg racer Jerry Bard captured his biggest career win Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway.

Bard’s second career Hagerstown win came in the topless Ernie D’s Shorty Bowers Bull Durham Championship for Late Models. The win carried a $2,500 payday along with another $500 in lap money for the former mini stock champion.

Bard took the lead on the fifth lap but then lost it to Austin Hubbard with 17 laps in the books, but Bard blasted back around Hubbard in traffic to regain the lead on the next lap and held on by a scant margin of .56 for the big win.

Hubbard, Dan Stone, Roy Deese Jr. and Jeremy Miller rounded out the topfive finishers. Marvin Winters had a sixth-place finish, with Frankie Plessinger eighth.

J.T Spence picked up his first win of the year in the Late Model Sportsman championship over Pete Weaver, Ronnie Dennis, Justin Weaver and Andy Fries. Cory Houck was 17th.

Kevin Boyer collected win number two in Pure Stock action over Chris Ebersole and Kevin Koontz, while Mark Vegh was the Hobby Stock winner over Carlisle’s Matt Smith and Nathan Younker

Brian Montieth captured his sixth win of the season in Saturday’s 33-lap Brandon Little Memorial at Lincoln Speedway over Cory Haas, Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett and Alan Krimes.

Scott Fisher won the 358 Sprint car portion of the Lit- tle Memorial over Mike Bittinger, Niki Young, Nathan Berwager and Tyler Ross.

For the second time this season, Blane Heimbach visited Port Royal Speedway victory lane.

Heimbach’s latest win came in Saturday’s 25-lap 410 Sprint car main after he inherited the lead on the 10th lap and never looked back in scoring his third career Juniata County oval win over Mike Erdley, Michael Ruttkamp, Daryn Pittman and Jimmy Seger. Mike Wagner finished sixth.

Derek Byler led all 20 laps of the Late Model feature for his first-ever win at the track.

Byler defeated defending champ and all-time winner Scott Haus for the win with Matt Parks, Mike Lupfer and Tim Gray completing the top-five finishers.

Mark Smith continued his hot season at Selinsgrove Speedway with his fourth win of the year Saturday night. Smith’s latest win came in the 25-lap 358 Sprint car feature over Pat Cannon, Phil Walter, TJ Stutts and Colby Womer.

Jim Bernheisel recorded his first 25-lap Late Model win of the year after coming from his ninth starting spot to score the win over point leader Jeff Rine, Steve Campbell, Dylan Yoder and Bryan Bernheisel.

J.R. Rodriguez came back to make it two straight wins in Saturday’s 25-lap 358 Late Model feature at Susquehanna Speedway Park over Carl Billet, Justin Ehrhart, Chase Billet and Billy Wampler.

Frankie Herr was the Saturday Night Series Super Sportsman feature winner at Williams Grove Speedway over Jay Fannasy, Scott Geesey, Gregg Foster and Paul Miller, while Gene Knaub won for the fifth time in Grove 358 Late Model action over Bernie Beard, Larry Baer, Randy Stoudt and Travis Mease.

Bedford Speedway held the Roy Morral Tribute for 410 Sprints on Sunday night, where it was Greg Hodnett taking the $3,500 win and his 13th overall win of the season over Mike Wagner, Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart and Danny Holtgraver.

Friday night action at Williams Grove and Trail-Way Speedway was rained out.

That’s another week in the books for the season.

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