DIRT-TRACK RACING: Rick Lafferty earns biggest win of career in Living Legends Dream Race

  • Rick Lafferty won the Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal on Saturday.
  • Lafferty led all 35 laps of the event and also won his Semi Qualifier.
  • With lap money, Lafferty’s earnings for the night were $12,510.

Rick Lafferty scored the biggest win of his career in Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

Lafferty led all 35 laps of the event and also won his Semi Qualifier. With lap money, Lafferty’s earnings for the night were $12,510. The win was Lafferty’s first anywhere this season.

Lance Dewease got by Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett on the final lap for second, with Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe and Dale Blaney in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were James McFadden, T.J. Stutts, Blane Heimbach, Freddie Rahmer and Brock Zearfoss.

In the 25-lap, late-model feature, Dover’s Coleby Frye scored the $2,000 victory. Frye took the lead on lap 14 and bested Newberrytown’s Jason Covert for the victory. Matt Cosner, Brian Tavenner and Kyle Hardy completed the top five.



Montieth makes major statement with Lincoln win: Point leader Brian Montieth made a major statement in Saturday’s 25-lap, sprint-car feature at Lincoln Speedway.

Montieth came from the 12th starting spot to take the lead on the 14th lap of the non-stop event. The $3,200 win was Montieth’s second of the season and the 55th of his Lincoln career.

Tyler Ross led the first 13 laps from his second starting position, although Brandon Rahmer pulled alongside many times. On the 14th lap, in heavy lapped traffic, Montieth moved from fourth to first. In the end, York’s Chase Dietz finished second, with Fawn Grove’s Matt Campbell in third and Dover’s Chad Trout in fourth. Rahmer, Ross, Jim Siegel, Alan Krimes, Gerard McIntyre Jr. and Spring Grove’s Tim Glatfelter completed the top 10.

Jeff Halligan led all 20 laps of the 358 sprint feature to best Hanover’s Troy Wagaman Jr. for his second win of the season. Hellam’s Adrian Shaffer, Steve Owings and Todd Rittenhouse Jr. completed the first five. Rounding out the top 10 were York’s Dalton Dietrich, Lewisberry’s Jordan Givler, Steve Drevicki, Ashley Cappetta and Phil Walter.

Alan Sagi won the 20-lap, limited-late-model feature, taking the lead on the second lap. Matt Murphy finished second, followed by Drew Weisser, Randy Burkholder and Travis Mease.

Jackson triumphs at Susquehanna: Tony Jackson won Saturday’s super-sportsman feature at Susquehanna Speedway.

The win was Jackson’s first at Susky this season. Dillsburg’s Rich Eichelberger finished second, with Russ Mitten, Jay Fannasy and Gregg Foster in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Mike Enders, Kenny Edkin, Chase Gutshall, Justin Foster, Nate Young and Tom Wyckoff.

Adam Pierson won the ARDC midget feature over Ryan Greth, Tommy Kunsman, early leader Brett Arndt and P.J. Gargiulo.

Joey Hoffer was the street-stock winner over Jim Palm, Randy Zechman, Craig Morgan and York’s Kevin Seigler.

Newberrytown’s Alex Updegraff won the make-up Xtreme stock feature over Manchester’s Patrick McClane. In the regularly scheduled event, Donnie Murphy topped Updegraff for the win.

Mark Smith victorious at Selinsgrove: Mark Smith set a new 25-lap track record for the 360 sprints in his $3,000 win at Selinsgrove Saturday. Smith's time was 7 minutes, 54.603 seconds.

Smith won over Davie Franek, with Cody Keller, Nate Snyder and early leader Steve Collins in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Curt Michael, Robbie Stillwaggon, Josh Weller, Jason Shultz and Ryan Kissinger.

Jeff Rine won the late-model feature over Donnie Schick Jr., Bryan Bernheisel, Dover's Gene Knaub and Tony Adams.

Strinestown's Tommy Slanker was the pro-stock winner.

Yoders shine at Clinton County: Friday racing was rained out at Williams Grove and Trailway, but Clinton County did get to race, with Jim Yoder besting his nephew Andrew Yoder for the limited-late-model win. Matt Cochran finished third, with the winner’s son, Dylan Yoder, fourth and Jeremy Ohl in fifth.

Tyler Reeser made his first-ever visit to Clinton County pay off with a flag-to-flag victory in the 305 sprint feature. Ken Duke, Cale Reigle, Zach Newlin and Ryan Lynn completed the top five.

Ryan Smith takes All Star win: Local racer Ryan Smith won Friday’s All Star sprint feature at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee New York.

Smith's win came over Chad Kemenah, Sammy Swindell, Danny Dietrich and Tony Stewart.

Saturday, Swindell won at Oragne County in Middletown, New York.

Reach Bryan Householder at sports@yorkdispatch.com