2015-09-17 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

After not winning all season until Labor Day Monday, Brent Marks made it backto back wins in 410 Sprint car action Friday night at Port Royal Speedway.

Marks cruised to the win in the 25-lap Night Before the Tuscarora 50 All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned event at the Port.

The Myerstown racer started third and chased Ryan Smith during the early laps before making the race winning pass on Lap 16 and never looked back in scoring his first career ASCoC feature win.

Marks then withstood a last lap yellow flag to pick up the win over Smith, Brock Zearfoss, Mike Erdley and Danny Dietrich. Mike Wagner finished 16th, while sons Logan and Mike II did not qualify.

Jim Yoder outlasted son Dylan to score the 20-lap Late Model win on Friday night with Tim Smith Jr. crossing third ahead of Jeff Rine and Coleby Frye.

Shermansdale’s Mike Lupfer was named the 2015 Late Model champion at Port Royal following his seventh place finish.

The Tuscarora 50 was rained out Saturday and run Sunday. Brent Marks kept it going with his third straight Port win and his first-ever win in the 50. He defeated Sheldon Haudenschild, Dale Blaney, Greg Wilson and Danny Dietrich. Mike Wagner was sixth and Logan Wagner 13th..

Rich Eichelberger led all 20-laps of Friday night’s Super Sportsman feature at Williams Grove Speedway to claim his second win of the year. He defeated Russ Mitten, Chat Trout, Steve Fannasy and Doug Dodson.

Ralph Morgan Jr. was declared the winner of the 30- lap Topless 358 Late Model Main after apparent winner Gene Knaub was disqualified when his race car came up light at the scales following his win. Morgan was scored the winner over Randy Chrstine Jr., Kyle Lee, Dan Zechman and Shaun Jones.

Brad McClelland came home with another win Friday night in 358 Sprint car action at Trail-Way Speedway. His 49th and latest track win came in the Trone Outdoor 358 Sprint Championship and was worth $2,000. McClelland stated that he is considering retiring from racing and will have to think things over in coming weeks. Isaac Sneeringer finished second in the feature but clinched his first career Trail- Way Speedway 358 Sprint car championship.

Completing the top five in the feature were Cody Fletcher, Dwight Leppo and David Holbrook.

Much-needed rain not only forced Port Royal to cancel on Saturday, but Selinsgrove and Hagerstown speedways both lost Saturday night programs.

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