DIRT-TRACK RACING: New Oxford's Jim Siegel wins at Lincoln Speedway to end victory drought
- Jim Siegel won Saturday's 410 sprint-car feature at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night.
- The New Oxford driver earned $4,000 for his first victory since 2016.
- Siegel now has 14 career victories at Lincoln.
New Oxford's Jim Siegel got his first win since 2016 in Saturday’s 410 sprint-car feature at Lincoln Speedway.
Siegel’s $4,000 win was his 14th career victory at Lincoln.
It was Lincoln's first completed racing program after six-straight rainouts.
Dover’s Landon Myers led the first seven laps of the feature from his pole position, before the fourth-starting Siegel was able to get by. Once in front, Siegel had to contend with lapped traffic while fending off the challenges of the hard-running duo of Freddie Rahmer and Brian Montieth.
In the end, Siegel scored the victory over Rahmer, with Alan Krimes getting by Montieth on the final lap for third. Montieth and Spring Grove’s Tim Glatfelter completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were York’s Cory Haas, Dover’s Chad Trout, Lewisberry’s Kyle Moody, York’s Glenndon Forsythe and Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri.
In the URC-sanctioned 358/360 sprint challenge, Lincoln 358 sprint competitor Jeff Halligan led all 25 laps for the victory.
Dillsburg’s Chris Arnold, another 358 competitor, challenged Halligan for much of the race, until Lucas Wolfe, who had finished 11th in the sprint-car feature, moved into second and challenged the leader. In the end, it was Halligan over Wolfe, Arnold, Hanover’s Troy Wagaman Jr. and Chandler Leiby in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Curt Michael, Cody Fletcher, Kevin Nagy, Ashley Cappetta and Tyler Walton.
Hodnett triumphs at Grove: Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett raced to victory in Friday’s 25-lap, sprint-car feature at Williams Grove Speedway.
The $3,800 win was Hodnett’s 73rd career victory at the historic oval.
Hodnett started second and chased pole-sitter T.J. Stutts for 14 laps before taking the lead. He went on to win over Wolfe, with Haas, Stutts and Freddie Rahmer in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Macri, Brandon Rahmer, Rodney Westhafer, Siegel and Ryan Taylor.
In the 25-lap, late-model feature, Newberrytown’s Jason Covert scored the $3,000 victory. Covert chased York’s Rick Eckert for half the race before taking the lead just before Eckert slowed with a flat tire. Covert went on to score the win over Dover’s Coleby Frye, with Tyler Bare crossing third. Dylan Yoder and Matt Cosner completed the top five.
Forsythe leads way at Trailway: Forsythe scored his first-ever Trailway Speedway win in Friday’s 358 sprint feature.
Forsythe led all 25 laps to best Fletcher for the win. Hanover’s Joe Trone Jr., Dylan Norris and Dillsburg’s Chris Frank completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were David Holbrook, Mike Bittinger, J.B. Cunningham, Wyatt Hinkle and Kody Hartlaub.
Cory Myers won the 270cc micro-sprint feature over Steven Cox, with Brent Bull, Michael Boer and Tim McClelland in the top five.
The make-up feature for the street stocks went to Sam Gallagher over Jamie Zentmyer, Brian Walls, Danny Beard and Jim Jacobs. In the regularly-scheduled event, Ryan Smith was the winner over Kyle Martin, Gallagher, Will Walls and Marshall McMullen.
Robbie Carroll won the limited-stock event.
Drevicki gets Bedford win after Strada fails weight: Steve Drevicki was awarded the USAC 360 wingless sprint-car feature at Bedford Speedway Friday evening.
Drevicki actually crossed the finish line in second, but took the win when Eddie Strada’s dream night ended in a nightmare.
Strada had led every lap of the feature in his back-up car after crashing in warm-ups with his primary car. The backup car was one used for winged competition, and apparently in the switch-over for wingless competition, his team didn’t add enough weight to make the weight limit. The car came up three pounds light at the scales.
Drevicki took the win over Leiby, Carmen Perigo Jr., Joey Biasi and Mark Bitner.
McMahan, Macedo get All Star victories: The All Star circuit of Champions raced in New York state over the weekend.
In Friday’s event at the Outlaw Speedway, Paul McMahan drove to the victory in the locally-owned Tom Buch car. McMahan’s victory came over Danny Dietrich, with Chad Kemenah, Aaron Reutzel and Trey Starks in the top five.
Saturday at Stateline Speedway, Carson Macedo claimed the win over Hodnett. Kemanah, McMahan and Tony Stewart completed the top five. Dietrich was seventh.
Johnson, Schatz excel with Outlaws: The World of Outlaws' three-day show in Jackson, Minnesota, was compressed into a two-day show with double events on Saturday.
Friday night, Jason Johnson won the feature over Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, David Gravel and Brian Brown.
Thursday's show was run Saturday afternoon, with Johnson again scoring the win, this time over Hanover’s Jacob Allen. Sweet, Hanover’s Logan Schuchart and Pittman completed the top five.
In Saturday evening’s main event, Donny Schatz scored the win over Johnson, with Brown, Gravel and Schuchart in the top five. Allen finished 10th.
Dewease victorious at BAPS: Lance Dewease won the 30-lap Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Race at BAPS Motor Speedway Thursday evening.
Dewease's sixth overall win on the season was worth $4,900, and came just one week after he was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Dewease started eighth, and took the lead on the 14th lap. Dewease scored the win over Hodnett. Dietrich finished third, with Brock Zearfoss and Ryan Smith in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 finishers were: Parker Price-Miller, Cale Conley, Fred Rahmer, Wolfe and Montieth.
In the 25-lap super-sportsman feature, Lewisberry's Scott Dellinger scored the win. Dellinger started 11th and took the lead on the 18th lap. Frankie Herr finished second, with Kenny Edkin, Nate Young and Kimmie Barrick in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Chase Gutshall, Bruce Buckwalter Jr., Doug Dodson, Mike Enders and Russ Mitten.
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