Brian Montieth earns tight triumph at Lincoln Speedway
- Brian Montieth earned his 54th career Lincoln Speedway sprint-car victory on Saturday night.
- Doug Esh held off Greg Hodnett for the sprint-car triumph on Saturday night at Port Royal.
- Hanover’s Logan Schuchart scored a World of Outlaws sprint-car win in California.
Brian Montieth eeked out his first win of the season in Saturday’s sprint-car feature at Lincoln Speedway.
Monteith collected $3,200 for his 54th career Lincoln win.
Montieth started third and stayed in that spot for the first half of the race. Spring Grove’s Tim Glatfelter led the first eight laps from the pole, before yielding the top spot to outside front-row starter Robbie Kendall. It wasn’t until the 21st of 25 laps that Montieth was able to wrestle the lead from Kendall. Even then, however, the race wasn’t in the bag. Seventh-place starter Chase Dietz, of York, chased down Montieth, and edged ahead momentarily with two laps to go. Montieth was back in front before the cars reached the line and was scored as the leader on each of the last five laps. However, Dietz drove to the outside of Montieth on the final turn and fell just .026 seconds short at the finish line.
Kendall finished third, with Lucas Wolfe nipping Glatfelter by .004 seconds for fourth. Rounding out the top 10 were Alan Krimes, Danny Dietrich, Jim Siegel, Billy Dietrich and Bill Balog.
Doug Hammaker won the 20-lap 358 sprint feature. Hammaker started from the pole position, but chased outside front-row starter Kyle Denmyer for the first three laps before taking the lead. Denmyer finished second, with Chandler Leiby, Kevin Nouse, and Cody Fletcher in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Hallam’s Adrian Shaffer, Phil Walter, Matt Findley, Ashley Cappetta and Jeff Halligan.
Justin Cullum won the 20-lap All American Outlaw feature, taking the lead from second-place finisher Travis McClelland on the 11th lap.
Esh earns Port Royal triumph: Doug Esh scored his first win of the season in Saturday’s 25-lap sprint-car feature at Port Royal Speedway. Esh’s win was worth $3,200.
Esh started from the pole position, and led all 25 laps of the race, although Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett offered several challenges. In the end, Esh nipped Hodnett by .101 seconds for the victory. Rick Lafferty finished third, with Aaron Ott and Steve Buckwalter in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Ryan Taylor, Cole Duncan, Brock Zearfoss, Logan Wagner and Dylan Cisney.
Jeff Rine scored his first late-model win of the season in the 22-lap feature. Rine made a mid-race pass of second-place finisher Devin Friese for the win. Rick Singleton, Darryl Hills and Dover’s Coleby Frye completed the top five.
Tyler Reeser won the 305 sprint feature, with Cale Reigle in second. Mark Watkins, Drew Ritchey and Colby Dice completed the top five.
Dellinger victorious at Susquehanna: Lewisberry’s Scott Dellinger won the super-sportsman feature at Susquehanna Speedway Saturday evening.
Dellinger passed opening-night winner Scott Geesey, of Wellsville, on the 23rd of 25 laps to score the win. Geesey finished second, with Jay Fannasy, Russ Mitten and Mike Enders in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Doug Dodson, Fawn Grove’s Paul Miller, Kenny Edkin, Gregg Foster and Troy Hockenberry.
Rance Garlock won the limited-late-model feature over Brad Shank, with Andrew Yoder, Robbie Black and Eric Irvin in the top five.
Greg Diehl was the street-stock winner over Dover’s Dalton Frye, with Eric Tripp, Jim Jacobs and York Haven’s Matt Adams in the top five.
Newberrytown’s Alex Updegraff was the Xtreme stock winner.
Hanover's Schuchart takes Outlaws win: Hanover’s Logan Schuchart scored an impressive victory in the World of Outlaws sprint-car feature at the King’s Speedway in Hanford, California, on Friday evening.
Schuchart charged from the 19th starting position to take the lead from Australian Ian Madsen on the last of 35 laps.
Grove, Trailway rained out: Racing was rained out Friday at Williams Grove and Saturday at Trailway.
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