2012-09-27 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Danny Dietrich continued his dominance at Lincoln Speedway with his 10th win of the season Saturday in the Kenny Weld/Hilly Rife Memorial for 410 Sprints.

Dietrich scored the win over Cory Haas, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Brian Montieth and Alan Krimes.

Greg Hodnett tuned up for this week’s invasion by the World of Outlaws for the National Open with a Friday night win in the Outlaw Tuneup for 410 Sprints at Williams Grove Speedway.

Hodnett’s 15th season win came over Dietrich, Daryn Pittman, Alan Krimes and Paul McMahan – making his first start as the new driver in the CJB Motorsports No. 51.

TJ Stutts won the Grove’s 358 Sprint car feature over Mark Smith, Pat Cannon, Adrian Shaffer and Nate Hammaker.

Pat Cannon ended a great 2012 season at Selinsgrove Speedway with his ninth track win Saturday in the 358 Sprint car feature over Mark Smith, Jason Shultz, TJ Stutts and Ryan Kissinger.

Jeff Rine capped off his eighth championship season with his seventh win of the year in the Late Model main over Dave Zona, Dylan Yoder, Jim Bernheisel and Jim Yoder.

Tim Wagaman’s second 358 Sprint car win of the year Friday at Trail-Way Speedway also was enough to clinch his first career track championship at the track. Wagaman won Cris Eash, Brad McClelland, Austin Hogue and Zach Eucalano.

Dale McDowell took $15,000 back to Georgia after his dominating weekend at Winchester Speedway.

McDowell started the weekend off with a Friday night Late Model win and then backed that up with a win in Saturday’s qualifier and then led all 50 laps of the Winchester 200 Late Model feature. All of his wins plus a bonus from Ernie Davis made his weekend total the 15 grand.

In the 50-lap main event, he defeated DJ Myers, Jason Covert, Kenny Moreland and Austin Hubbard. Frankie Plessinger was 19th and Tyler Hershey 23rd.

McDowell won Friday’s 35-lap feature over Hubbard, Nick Dickson, Covert and Tommy Armel. Hershey finished eighth in that event.

In the special Ernie D’s nonqualifier feature, Bo Feathers won over Rusty Sites and Brian Booze, with Plessinger 19th in that event.

In the double Saturday night Late Model qualifiers, Myers won the first over Covert, Hubbard, Hershey and Jamie Lathroum, while McDowell won the second over Moreland, Dickson, Kenny Pettyjohn and Ronnie Dehaven. Plessinger finished 11th in race one.

Gene Knaub won Saturday’s 358 Late Model Susquehanna Speedway Showdown over Randy Stoudt, Sam Gallagher, Justin Ehrhart and Ben Whitaker.

Paul Miller was the Super Sportsman winner at SSP over Scott Dellinger, Doug Dodson, 2012 point champion Frankie Herr and Scott Geesey.

Logan Wagner won the PASS 305 Sprint feature Friday night at SSP over Tim Dietz, Kody Lehman, Derrick Bowersox and George Riden.

Back to reality after nearly two weeks in South Carolina and looking forward to the end of the racing season! Until next time, e-mail gets me at Bvores@comcast.net.

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