DIRT-TRACK RACING: J.J. Grasso drives to $4,000 triumph at Lincoln Speedway

  • J.J. Grasso earned $4,000 for his sprint-car win Saturday at Lincoln Speedway.
  • The win came in the Bob Leiby/Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers' Race.
  • Danny Dietrich won Friday’s 25-lap, sprint-car feature at Williams Grove on Friday.

J.J. Grasso won the Bob Leiby/Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers' Race at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday evening, Oct. 7.

Grasso collected $4,000 for his first Lincoln win of the season.

Grasso started second and chased pole-sitter Eric Tomecek for the first 10 laps of the 30-lap event. In the first turn of the 11th lap, the two made contact while battling for the lead, with Tomecek flipping, while Grasso continued on.

Danny Dietrich

From there, Grasso had to fend off Danny Dietrich and track champion Brian Montieth to secure the win. Dietrich finished second, with Montieth, Lucas Wolfe and Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett in the top five. Freddie Rahmer came from the 19th starting spot for sixth, followed in the top 10 by Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri, Alan Krimes, York’s Cory Haas and Brandon Rahmer.

York’s Chase Dietz collected $1,200 for winning the 20-lap 358 sprint feature. Dietz came from the eighth starting spot to take the lead from Steve Drevicki on the sixth lap. Drevicki finished second, with Cody Fletcher winning a race-long battle with new track champion Adrian Shaffer, of Hellam, for the third spot. Brent Shearer completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Hanover’s Troy Wagaman Jr., Matt Findley, Tyler Ross, Dillsburg’s Chris Frank and Jon Stewart.

Travis McClelland won the All American Outlaw feature.



Dietrich wins at Grove: Danny Dietrich won Friday’s 25-lap, sprint-car feature at Williams Grove Speedway, collecting $3,800 for the victory.

Fawn Grove’s Matt Campbell took the lead from the start, with Dietrich in hot pursuit. In the closing stages of the race it became an all-out war for the lead, with Brock Zearfoss close behind. Over the final three laps of the race, Campbell and Dietrich swapped the lead seven times, but Dietrich was only officially scored the leader on the final lap.

Zearfoss also got by Campbell at the end for second, with the teenager settling for third. Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett and Lucas Wolfe completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Daryn Pittman, track champion Freddie Rahmer, Dover’s Chad Trout, Kody Lehman and Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri.

In the 25-lap, late-model feature, Bryan Bernheisel got the jump on his father Jim at the start and led the entire distance for the $2,000 win. Following the Bernheisels in third was Dover’s Gene Knaub, with Tyler Horst and Matt Nailor in the top five.

Edkin takes Harvest Classic at Susquehanna: Kenny Edkin passed track champion Scott Dellinger on the 11th of 40 laps to win the Harvest Classic for the super-sportsman racers on Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway.

Edkin’s win was his track-leading sixth of the season.

Dellinger finished second, with Frankie Herr in third. Chad Criswell and Gregg Foster completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Steve Fannasy, Chase Gutshall, Mike Enders, Garrett Williamson and Justin Foster.

Dover’s Charles Potts won the limited-late-model feature, fending off Dan Zechman for the victory. Point leader Randy Christine Jr., of Manchester, finished third, with Bryan Bernheisel and Brian Shuey in the top five.

Steve Dove was awarded the street-stock win when apparent winner Randy Zechman’s car failed post-race tech. Manchester’s Mike Potts finished second, followed by Jimmy Combs, Joey Hoffer and Kyle Saylor.

York’s Lucas Montgomery won the Legends race over Hayden Pascoe, with Spring Grove’s Harlon Leppo, Scott Houdeshell and Mason Chaney in the top five.

Smith first in Blue Collar Classic at Port Royal: Massachusetts’ driver Kyle Smith won the Blue Collar Classic for the 305 sprints at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday.

Smith passed Port Royal 305 sprint champ Tyler Reeser with five laps to go to collect the $1,350 winner’s purse. Reeser finished second, followed by Darren Miller, Nick Sweigart and Ken Duke.

Justin Weaver won the econo late-model race over James Lichtliter, George Dixon, Derrick Garman and Jim Yoder.

Hern Renninger was the Xtreme stock winner and Matt Chronister won the mini-stock event.

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