2014-02-27 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

The annual Winternationals in Florida are in the books after nearly a month of racing.

The 13th annual Ronald Laney Memorial for 360 Sprints took center stage at East Bay Raceway where Wayne Johnson scored the big $10,000 win in Saturday’s A-Main. Johnson started on the pole and led all the way in the win over Rico Abreu, Terry McCarl, Jason Sides and David Gravel. Thomasville’s Greg Hodnett finished eighth.

Fifteen-year old Parker Price Miller won the Thursday night East Bay event over Johnson, Danny Smith, Russ Hall and Sides, with Hodnett seventh.

Johnson was the Friday winner over Danny Wood, Bryan Sebetto, Greg Wilson and Abreu. Hodnett was winning his heat race until being sidelined with mechanical issues for the balance of the night.

Local Late Model racer Kenny Pettyjohn from Millsboro, Del., scored his first Florida Late Model win Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park. Pettyjohn led all 30 laps in the win over Brady Smith, Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton and Scott Bloomquist. PA racer Greg Satterlee was 11th, and York’s Rick Eckert 16th.

Bloomquist won the Wednesday night Volusia event on Wednesday over Dale McDowell, Eric Wells, Darrell Lanigan and Billy Moyer. Eckert rode home sixth, with Pettyjohn 19th and Satterlee 26th.

Casey Roberts scored the World of Outlaws Late Model win on Friday at VSP over Bloomquist, McDowell, Blankenship and Satterlee. Eckert was ninth and Pettyjohn 18th.

In Saturday’s WoO LM finale in Florida, Florida racer Kyle Bronson scored the win over Lanigan, Blankenship, Bloomquist and Don Oneal. Eckert was seventh, Satterlee 16th and Pettyjohn 26th.

As expected, the Lincoln Speedway 2014 opener was canceled this past weekend as snow continues to blanket the area. Things aren’t looking much better for this weekend either as more midweek snow is predicted along with more cold temperatures heading into the weekend.

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