Brian Montieth became the area’s first repeat winner of the season with his win in Lincoln Speedway’s Spring Championship event Saturday evening.
Montieth’s $5,000 victory was his second consecutive win at Lincoln this season. It also marked his 57th career triumph at the speedway, moving him past legendary Bobby Abel and into fifth place all-time at the speedway.
Second-starter Danny Dietrich got the jump on pole-sitter Freddie Rahmer at the start of the 30-lap race, but Montieth was on a mission from the sixth starting spot. It took Montieth just eight laps to pass Dietrich for the lead.
Although lapped traffic allowed both Dietrich and Rahmer to get close on several occasions, Montieth controlled the remainder of the race for the win. Dietrich was second, with Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe and Alan Krimes in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were York’s Cory Haas, Parker Price Miller, NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, Lewisberry’s Kyle Moody and Jim Siegel.
For the second night in a row, Jeff Halligan raced to a 358 sprint victory. Like Montieth, Halligan started his 20-lap race from the sixth position. It took Halligan just five laps to grab the lead from Tyler Walton. He went on to score the win over Steve Drevicki, with York’s Chase Dietz in third. Kyle Denmyer and Walton completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Eric Parker, Cody Fletcher, York’s Trey Hivner, Ashley Cappetta and Dillsburg’s Brie Hershey.
Dewease gets 107th career Port Royal win: Lance Dewease raced to his 107th career Port Royal Speedway victory in the track's season opener Saturday evening.
Dewease collected $4,000 for his first win of the season.
Dewease started second and took the lead from pole-sitter Jason Shultz on the third of 25 laps. Shultz would finish second, with Mike Wagner in third. Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett and Dylan Cisney completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Brock Zearfoss, Carl Bowser, Dave Blaney, Steve Buckwalter and Ryan Taylor.
Jeff Rine led all 22 laps for the $2,200 late-model win. Dover’s Coleby Frye finished second, with Andy Haus in third. Trent Brenneman and Tim Smith completed the top five.
Justin Weaver came from the 13th starting spot to lead the final five laps of the 20-lap Mason-Dixon limited-late-model feature and score the win. Jeremy Ohl, Tim Fedder, Taylor Farling and Devin Frey completed the top five.
Bill Powell was the Xtreme stock winner.
Taylor leads way at Grove: Ryan Taylor made his first start of the season a good one Friday at Williams Grove Speedway.
Taylor led all 25 laps of the feature for the $3,600 win.
Mark Smith finished second, followed by T.J. Stutts, Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri, Trey Starks, Kasey Kahne, Parker Price Miller, Steve Buckwalter, Greg Hodnett and Brock Zearfoss.
Jeff Halligan led all 20 laps to claim the 358 sprint win over Kevin Nouse. Matt Findley, Brent Shearer and Dillsburg’s Chris Frank rounded out the top five. Completing the top 10 were Nyle Berkes, Brie Hershey, Todd Rittenhouse Jr., York’s Glenndon Forsythe and Gregg Foster.
Herr triumphs in BAPS opener: Super-sportsman legend Frankie Herr opened the new season at the BAPS Motor Speedway (formerly Susquehanna) with a win Saturday evening.
Herr led all but one lap of the 25-lap feature event. Second-place-finisher Jay Fannasy slipped past Herr to lead the 19th lap of the race. Kenny Edkin was third, with Russ Mitten and Doug Dodson in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Lewisberry’s Scott Dellinger, Garrett Williamson, Fawn Grove’s Paul Miller, Chase Gutshall and Justin Foster.
Hanover’s Bobby Beard led the last six laps to win the limited-late-model feature over Travis Mease. Paul Cursey finished third, with Manchester’s Randy Christine Jr. and Troy Miller in the top five.
Eric Tripp came out on top of a battle that saw he and Chris Derr swap the lead numerous times over the closing laps to win the street-stock feature. Derr finished second, followed by Joey Hoffer, Chad Smith and York Haven’s Matt Adams.
Travis Horan won the Xtreme stock feature.
Feathers victorious at Hagerstown: Trevor Feathers opened the Hagerstown Speedway season with a win in the UMLS late-model feature.
Feathers led all 30 laps for the $4,000 win. Matt Cosner challenged several times but had to settle for second, followed by Kenny Moreland, Mason Zeigler and Newberrytown’s Jason Covert in the top five.
Michael Warrenfeltz was the pure-stock winner and Travis Brown topped the U-Cars.
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