York's Cory Haas drove to his first victory of the season in Saturday's 25-lap sprint-car feature at Lincoln Speedway.
Haas' fifth career Lincoln sprint win was worth $3,200.
Hanover's Logan Schuchart took the early lead from the second starting spot and held sway until Haas slipped by in heavy lapped traffic on the 22nd lap. From there Haas went on to the win over Schuchart. Billy Dietrich finished third, with Aaron Ott and Alan Krimes in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Jim Siegel, Chad Criswell, Nick Schlauch Jr., York's Johnny Mackison Jr. and Brad McClelland.
Niki Young won his first of the season in the 358 sprint-car feature. Young started fifth and took over the lead when rookie driver Shane Hoff suffered mechanical problems on the ninth of 20 laps. Dale Hammaker finished second, with Hanover's Cris Eash in third. Manchester's Austin Hogue and Todd Rittenhouse Jr. completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were York's Jeff Rohrbaugh, Ryan Wilson, Hanover's Tim Wagaman, York's Jan Luckenbaugh and Logan Wagner.
In the season opener for the Legends cars, Jason Rochelle led all 15 laps despite heavy pressure. Tim Henry finished second, with Spring Grove's Chad Glatfelter in third. York's Bill Diehl and Spring Grove's Harlon Leppo completed the top five.
OTHER DIRT TRACK RESULTS
RAIN PLAGUES GROVE: Rain hampered racing at Williams Grove Friday, but the program was completed.
With the super-late models making their only start of the season at the Grove, and rain closing in on the speedway, the decision was made to present their feature first. Then, just as the sprint cars came to the track for their feature, it began to rain. It was a brief shower, and the race was completed before it began to rain again in victory lane.
Thomasville's Greg Hodnett won the sprint-car feature, leading all 25 laps from the pole position. Hodnett's win was worth $3,600. The only caution flag of the event on the 23rd lap came when Haas blew a tire while running third.
Lance Dewease finished second, with Fred Rahmer in third. Brian Montieth and Brian Leppo completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Frank Cozze, Chad Layton, Doug Esh, Henderson and Donnie Kreitz Jr.
In the late-model feature, which did go non-stop, Newberrytown's Jason Covert led all 25 laps to score the $1,500 win. Covert topped Jeremy Miller for the victory, with Nick Dickson in third. Greg Satterlee and Derrek Byler wrapped up the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Jamie Lathroum, Gary Stuhler, Mike Lupfer, Scott Haus and Jeff Rine.
CANNON SHINES AT SELINSGROVE: Fairview Township's Pat Cannon won Saturday's Mach 1 Chassis 360 Sprint Series initial race at Selinsgrove. Cannon, who already has two 358 sprint wins this season, led the whole distance for the $2,500 win. New York state invader Chuck Hebing Jr. finished second, with Daryn Pittman in third. Davie Franek and Mark Smith rounded out the top five. Completing the top 10 were T.J. Stutts, Kevin Ward, Jessica Zemken, Jessica Anderson and Steve Collins. Mike Kiehl won the pro-stock feature and Keith Bissinger was the roadrunner winner.
RAIN HALTS PORT ROYAL PROGRAM: A heavy rain settled in on Port Royal during a red flag with one lap completed in the sprint-car feature, forcing the speedway to postpone the remainder of the program. Justin Henderson was uninjured in the crash that caused the red flag. Port Royal will announce dates for the completion of the sprint-car, late-model and pro-stock features in the future.
WEBER EXCELS AT TRAILWAY: Brad Weber won the 600cc micro-sprint feature at Trailway Saturday afternoon. Weber won over Jim Young, who later won the 1,000cc sidewinder feature over Todd Hoover, Travis Scott and Kameron Morral. Shawn Seifert won the 270cc micro-sprint feature over Brian Marriott, Bill Laughman, Nik Gower and Steven Cox.
WEAVER LEADS WAY AT HAGERSTOWN: Pete Weaver won the late-model sportsman feature at Hagerstown Saturday, while Tony Catlett won the pure-stock event and Kenny Thomas was the hobby-stock winner.
-- Reach Bryan House holder at sports@yorkdis patch.com.