Track champion Danny Dietrich turned in another impressive performance in winning Saturday's Kenny Weld/Hilly Rife Memorial Race for the sprint cars at Lincoln Speedway. Dietrich's $5,630 win in the 40-lap race was his ninth at Lincoln this year, and 10th overall.
Dietrich started the race from the eighth position, and slowly worked his way toward the front as front row starters Gerard McIntyre Jr. and York's Cory Haas waged a war for the top spot. The official lap leader's chart shows McIntyre leading lap one and laps 25-31, while Haas is credited with leading laps 2-24. However the lead changed hands many more times than that.
Dietrich entered the picture when he took second from Haas on the 28th lap. Four laps later he took the top spot from McIntyre and went on to score the win. Haas regained the second spot on the 38th lap, with McIntyre settling for third. Brian Montieth charged from the 19th starting spot to finish fourth, with Alan Krimes getting fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Brent Marks, Jim Siegel, York's Adam Wilt, Hanover's Logan Schuchart and Thomasville's Greg Hodnett.
Duane Watson won the thundercar feature over Mikey Guise, Mike Slaybaugh, Roy Warehime and Wayne Dutterer.
OTHER DIRT TRACK RESULTS
HODNETT TOPS PACK AT WILLIAMS GROVE: Greg Hodnett scored his 15th overall win of the season on Friday at Williams Grove. Hodnett earned $4,000 for his win in the 25- lap Outlaw Tune Up event.
Hodnett started fourth and took the lead from Daryn Pittman on the 18th lap. Dietrich finished second followed by Pittman, Krimes and Paul McMahon in the top five. Haas, Schuchart, Montieth, Rick Lafferty and Chad Layton completed the top 10.
T.J. Stutts won the 358 sprint feature, coming from the fourth starting spot to take the lead from Glenndon Forsythe on the eight of 20 laps. Mark Smith finished second, with Fairview Township's Pat Cannon third. Hellam's Adrian Shaffer and Nate Hammaker completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Eric Tomecek, Jason Shultz, Forsythe, Ryan Wilson and Scott Fisher.
CANNON FIRES HIS WAY TO WIN AT SELINSGROVE: Cannon won his ninth of the season at Selinsgrove on Saturday in the 358 sprint feature. M. Smith, Shultz, Stutts and Ryan Kissinger completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Larry Kelleher, Derek Locke, Matt Horst, Wilson and Mike Walter.
Jeff Rine won the late model feature over Dave Zona, Dylan Yoder, Jim Bernheisel and Jim Yoder. A.J. Hoffman was the prostock winner and Bob Bussey won the roadrunner event.
FAWN GROVE'S MILLER WINS AT SUSQUEHANNA: Fawn Grove's Paul Miller was declared the winner of the super sportsman tour event at Susquehanna on Saturday. Miller had apparently finished second until winner Steve Fannasy's machine came up light in post-race inspection. Lewisberry's Scott Dellinger was second followed by Doug Dodson, Frankie Herr, Wellsville's Scott Geesey, Rick Barr, Jay Fannasy, Bobby Hockenberry, Russ Mitten and Eric Walker.
Dover's Gene Knaub won the limited late model event over Randy Stoudt and Sam Gallagher, while Bill Brown Sr. won the classic cars feature.
WAGAMAN TAKES POINT TITLE AT TRAILWAY: Hanover's Tim Wagaman had a big night Friday at Trailway. Wagaman won the 358 sprint feature, and in the process moved from third to first in the point chase to claim his first-ever point title.
Hanover's Cris Eash finished second with Brad McClelland third. Manchester's Austin Hogue and Spring Grove's Zach Eucalano completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Shane Hoff, Yorks' Jeff Rohrbaugh, Lewisberry's Kyle Moody, Stewartstown's Randy Whisler and Alex Spalding. Dan Furman won the xtreme stock feature, and Jason Chronister was the limited stock winner.
On Saturday evening, Mike Rutherford had an even bigger night, as he won both the 270 and 600 cc micro sprint 50-lap features during the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial race. In the 270's, Rutherford topped Chad Myers, Cory Myers, Bill Laughman and Matt Campbell for the win. Rutherford's 600 win came over Shane Lewis, Dwayne Gutshall, Lewisberry's Mike Dicely and Brad Weber. Dicely won the sidewinder feature.
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