Hanover's Logan Schuchart raced to his first career Lincoln Speedway sprint-car win Saturday.
While the 2012 National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year is a former Lincoln 358 sprint champion, and won two sprint-car races at Williams Grove last year, the $3,200 win was his first at Lincoln in the top class.
When outside front-row starter Todd Rittenhouse Jr. scratched just before the start of the 25-lap feature, York's Cory Haas moved to the outside front row, with Schuchart moving to the fourth starting spot. Haas took the lead from pole-sitter Hunter Mackison of York on the start, and set the pace through the first 16 laps before Schuchart moved by for the lead. Schuchart went on to lead the rest of the non-stop event. Haas settled for second, with York's Adam Wilt in third. Former track champions Fred Rahmer, Brian Montieth and Danny Dietrich finished fourth through sixth. Rounding out the top 10 were last week's winner Alan Krimes, Jim Siegel, Brent Marks and J.J. Grasso. The entire evening of sprint-car racing went non stop.
Manchester's Austin Hogue got his first Lincoln 358 sprint win of the season in that 20-lap affair. A flip by Eric Tomecek before the first lap was completed was the only slowdown in the 358 feature. Hogue started second and led the entire distance for his third overall win of the season.
Niki Young finished second, with Tyler Ross in third. Mark Smith and Brad McClelland completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Hanover's Tim Wagaman, Dale Hammaker, Franklintown's Brie Hershey, York's Jeff Rohrbaugh and York's Mark Strickler.
York's Jason Townsend scored his first career thundercar feature win, leading all 20 laps despite late pressure from second-place finisher Brian Walls. Duane Watson, Wayne Dutterer and Jimmy Combs completed the top five.
OTHER DIRT TRACK RESULTS
LAYTON WINS AT PORT ROYAL: Defending track champion Chad Layton led all 25 laps to collect the $3,000 sprint-car win at Port Royal Speedway Saturday.
Layton's win was his first of the season. Layton just held on for the win. A deflating tire allowed Mike Erdley to close to within three-tenths of a second at the finish. Lance Dewease finished third, with Danny Lasoski in fourth. Rounding out the top 10 were Rick Lafferty, Blane Heimbach, Davey Sammons, Fairview Township's Pat Cannon, Joey Hershey and Mike Wagner.
Jeff Rine won the late-model feature over Matt Parks, with Terry Naugle, Mike Lupfer and Tim Wilson in the top five. Logan Wagner won the 305 sprint feature over Mark Watkins, Kody Lehman, Tyler Bear and Lance Newlin.
BARR VICTORIOUS AT GROVE: Friday's program at Williams Grove was rained out, but the Saturday Night Series kicked off its season the next night.
Rick Barr drove to the super-sportsman victory. Barr bested Russ Mitten for his first win of the season. Fawn Grove's Paul Miller finished third, with Frankie Herr and Jay Fannasy in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Bobby Hockenberry, Lewisberry's Scott Dellinger, Mike Enders, Carmen Perigo Jr. and Leroy Martin.
Wes Alleman swapped the lead several times with Jared Miller before taking the limited-late-model victory. Miller had to settle for second, with Dover's Larry Baer in third. Charlie Schaffer and Dover's Gene Knaub completed the top five.
Mike Buckley won the street-stock feature over Craig Morgen, with Bob Gutshall, Pat McNeil and Jeff Haig in the top five.
OWENS EXCELS AT HAGERSTOWN: Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Series champion Jimmy Owens finally got his first career Hagerstown win in that series on Saturday evening.
Owens collected $10,000 for his win in the 50-lap Stanley Schetrompf Memorial race. Owens led from the fourth lap on to best Earl Pearson Jr., Vic Coffey, Steve Francis and Gregg Satterlee.
Rick Singleton won the Rush Crate Dirt Late Model Series event over Glenn Elliott, Mike Pegher, Chad McClellan and Joe Martin.
CHRISTINE SHINES AT SUSQUEHANNA: Manchester's Randy Christine Jr. won the limited-late model feature at Susquehanna Speedway Park Saturday for his first win of the season. Dover's Billy Wampler was second, with Newberrytown's J.R. Rodreiguz in third. York Haven's Steve Billet and Delta's Chris Knopp completed the top five.
KAEDING LEADS OUT LAWS: Tim Kaeding won Saturday's World of Outlaws sprint-car feature at Haubsteadt, Ind. David Gravel, Paul McMahan, Dale Blaney and Kerry Madsen completed the top five.
POSTPONEMENTS: In addition to Friday's program at Williams Grove, rain forced Trailway to postpone its Friday show as well. Selinsgrove postponed its Saturday show because of cold conditions.
-- Reach Bryan House holder at sports@yorkdis patch.com.