2017-10-12 / Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

As the season comes to a close, two 410 Sprint car races over the weekend were thrillers as Danny Dietrich and JJ Grasso took weekend wins.

Dietrich’s 13th overall win of the year came Friday at Williams Grove where he and Matt Campbell exchanged the lead seven times over the final three laps before Dietrich emerged as the winner, with Brock Zearfoss getting by Campbell on the final lap for second. Campbell, Greg Hodnett and Lucas Wolfe followed.

The Run What Ya Brung Late Models were in action at the Grove where Bryan Bernheisel’s aerodynamically designed machine was the class of the field for the big win, with his father Jim coming home second in another radically designed machine. Gene Knaub, Tyler Horst and Matt Nailor were distant third through fifth.

Grasso made contact with leader Eric Tomecek on Lap 10 of Saturday’s Bob Leiby/ Hank Gentzler Memorial at Lincoln and then held off hard-charging Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth to take the thrilling win. Fourth was Lucas Wolfe, with Greg Hodnett fifth.

Chase Dietz won Lincoln’s 358 Sprint car feature over Steve Drevicki, Cody Fletcher, Adrian Shaffer and Brent Shearer.

Kenny Edkin ended the Super Sportsman season at Susquehanna Speedway with his sixth season win Saturday night as he scored the win in the Harvest Classic over Scott Dellinger, Frankie Herr, Chad Criswell and Gregg Foster.

Charles Potts was the Susquehanna 358 Late Model winner over Dan Zechman, Randy Christine Jr., Bryan Bernheisel and Brian Shuey.

Kyle Smith scored the big win in the Blue Collar Classic For the IMCA 305 Sprints Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, taking the win over Tyler Reeser, Darren Miller, Nick Sweigart and Ken Duke Jr. Mark Watkins made the show out of the 57 car field and was credited with a 23rd-place finish.

Justin Weaver took the win in Port Royal’s Mason- Dixon 358 Late Model challenge with a late race pass over runner-up finisher James Lichliter with George Dixon, Derrick Garman and Jim Yoder following in the top five.

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