Lincoln Speedway was the lone local speedway to brave the elements over the weekend as Old Man Winter continues his stranglehold over the area with cold temperatures.
Lincoln trudged along with its Saturday night event where it was Ohio invader Cole Duncan scoring a career first win at the track after leading all 25 laps and holding off four-time track champion Brian Montieth in the process.
Montieth had several restarts to work on Duncan but the 21-year-old was up to the challenge for the win over Montieth, Brent Marks, Fred Rahmer and Greg Hodnett.
Gene Knaub came from 11th to win the seasonopening 358 Late Model feature over Jake Jones, Paul Cursey, Bernie Beard and Chase Billet, while Duane Watson won the Thundercar Spring Thaw.
Williams Grove Speedway canceled its Friday night opener, while Selinsgrove and Port Royal speedways both canceled Saturday. Hagerstown Speedway postponed its Brawl in the Fall again and will look at dates suitable to make the event up that was originally slated for last November.
Central PA-based CJB Motorsports and driver Paul McMahan won their first World of Outlaw race Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in California and also announced that the team would pursue the entire WoO tour in 2013. McMahan currently sits second in points, 78 behind Daryn Pittman.
We’ll see if the weather breaks for this weekend so tracks can get with the season. Hagerstown is slated to open with the Three State Flyers Late Model series event Saturday night along with a kids Easter egg hunt. Until next week, e-mail Bvores@com-cast.net.