DIRT-TRACK ROUNDUP: Greg Hodnett captures first win of season at Port Royal Speedway
- Greg Hodnett earned his first 2018 sprint-car win on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.
- Brian Montieth won Friday’s sprint-car feature at Williams Grove Speedway.
- Rain wiped out the Saturday night shows at Lincoln and BAPS speedways.
Port Royal Speedway beat the rain and Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett beat the field for his first win of the 2018 season on Saturday night.
Hodnett’s $3,600 victory came over Blane Heimbach. Logan Wagner finished third, with his father, Mike Wagner, in fourth. Dylan Cisney completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Rick Lafferty, T.J. Stutts, Friday's Lernerville winner A.J. Flick, Steve Buckwalter and Tyler Reeser.
Newberrytown’s Jason Covert won the UMLS late-model feature over Jeff Rine. Covert’s victory was worth $3,000. Mike Maresca, Max Blair and Matt Cosner completed the top five.
Andrew Yoder was the econo late-model winner over Derick Garmen, Davin Hart, Jeremy Ohl and Tim Fedder.
Bill Powell won the Xtreme stock feature.
Montieth triumphs at Grove: Brian Montieth won Friday’s sprint-car feature at Williams Grove Speedway.
Montieth picked up $3,600 for his first Grove win since 2016. Brandon Rahmer finished second, with Buckwalter, Freddie Rahmer and Stutts in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Bill Balog, Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri, Lucas Wolfe, Hodnett and Aaron Ott.
In the 358 sprint feature, Kevin Nouse used a late-race pass of Jeff Halligan to score his second win of the season. Halligan finished second, with Dillsburg’s Chris Frank in thrid. Brett Wanner and Todd Rittenhouse Jr. completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Scott Fisher, Matt Findley, Dillsburg’s Rich Eichelberger, Dillsburg’s Brie Hershey and Spring Grove’s Dwight Leppo.
Shultz wins at Selinsgrove: Jason Shultz won Saturday’s 360 sprint-car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Shultz scored the win over opening-night winner Davie Franek, with Ryan Kissinger, Curt Michael and Derek Locke in the top five. Completing the top 10 were Cody Keller, Kevin Nagy, Justin Whittall, Adam Carberry and Larry Kelleher.
Altobelli victorious at Hagerstown: At Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday, the Mid-Atlantic modifieds took center stage, and Mike Altobelli took the win over Rick Hulson.
Mike Corbin, Alyssa Rowe and Ray Kable completed the top five.
Sam Archer won the pure-stock feature, Davey Gross Jr. topped the hobby stocks and Robbie Carroll paced the U-cars.
Norris leads way at Trailway: Young Dylan Norris scored his first career 358 sprint-car win Friday at Trailway Speedway, besting Mike Bittinger.
Austn Treuchet, Steve Kisamore and Brody Treastor completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were David Holbrook, John Sharpe, Cody Fletcher, Joe Trone Jr. and Andrew Frye.
Austen Belemare won the Legends feature over Mason Chaney, Chris Transeau, Scott Houdeshell and Brian Racine.
Jim Young was the 600cc micro-sprint winner with Travis Keiser, Brad Weber, Zane Rudisill and Tyler Walton in the top five.
Robbie Carroll won the limited-stock feature.
Shaffer earns $100,000: Tim Shaffer won $100,000 in Saturday’s sprint car-event at Mansfield, Ohio.
Shaffer’s win came over Aaron Reutzel, Chad Kemenah, Joey Saldana and Cap Henry. Danny Dietrich finished sixth, and Gerard McIntyre Jr. was 12th.
Shaffer and Carson Macedo were winners of Friday’s twin features at Mansfield.
Pittman, Schatz top Outlaws: Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz were World of Outlaws winners at the Devil’s Bowl in Texas over the weekend.
Pittman won Friday’s race over Hanover’s Logan Schuchart, while Schatz won on Saturday. Schuchart was fourth in that one.
Rain wipes out Lincoln, BAPS: The local Saturday racing slate was hampered by rain at some locations.
Actually, it was at the tracks closest to York. Both BAPS and Lincoln speedways were rained out.
BAPS was washed out just after the gates opened, while at Lincoln racers and fans sat through rain as the gates opened, but after track prep, some warm-ups were completed before it rained again.
The Weldon Sterner Memorial will now be held this week, with a rain check good for face value for three weeks. Street-stock competitors can use their rain checks when they return to Lincoln in July
Other events that were rained out over the weekend included the wingless super sportsmen at Path Valley Speedway Friday and the URC 360 sprint cars at Middletown, New York, on Saturday.
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