DIRT-TRACK RACING: Brian Montieth wins Weldon Sterner Memorial at Lincoln Speedway
- Brian Montieth won the Weldon Sterner Memorial race at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday.
- Driving the Sterner Cement colors, Montieth earned $6,900 for the triumph.
- It was Montieth's third Lincoln win of the season and the 58th Lincoln win of his career.
Brian Montieth carried the Sterner Cement colors to victory in the often-rescheduled
Weldon Sterner Memorial Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.
Montieth’s third Lincoln win of the season was worth $6,900 and marked his 58th career Lincoln victory.
Montieth started second and grabbed the lead from the start to lead all 33 laps of the event. York’s Cory Haas finished second, with Alan Krimes, Lucas Wolfe and Hanover’s Tim Wagaman in the top five.
Rounding out the top 10 were Dover’s Austin Hogue, York’s Adam Wilt, York’s Chase Dietz (who earned the hard-charger award by advancing from the 18th starting spot), Fawn Grove’s Matt Campbell and Australian visitor Jesse Attard.
Earlier in the evening, Chase Dietz claimed the make-up feature for the 358 sprints, racing from the ninth starting spot to take the lead on the 12th lap from Hanover’s Troy Wagaman Jr. Wagaman finished second, followed by Brent Shearer, early leader Matt Findley and Hanover’s Kody Hartlaub in the top five. Completing the top 10 were Hanover’s Dylan Norris, York’s Dalton Dietrich, Wellsville’s Scott Geesey, David Holbrook and Tyler Ross.
The Mid-Atlantic Modifieds made their first-ever visit to Lincoln Speedway, but in the end it was a familiar name in victory lane. Ray Kable III, 17, raced to the victory, starting second and taking the lead at the start of the 25-lap event. The Kable name had been missing from Lincoln for many years, but was once a constant at the speedway. Rick Hulson, Brad Kling, Justin Cullum and Bret Hamilton completed the top five.
Hodnett triumphs at Port Royal: Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett led all 25 laps to win the sprint-car feature at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday.
Hodnett’s win was worth $4,000.
Rick Lafferty chased Hodnett to the finish, with Dylan Cisney in third. Brock Zearfoss and Ryan Taylor completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Logan Wagner, Jared Esh, Joey Hershey, Etters’ Bradley Howard and Tyler Reeser.
In the 30-lap United States Auto Club Eastern Storm feature for the wingless sprint cars, Chris Windom picked up his second win in as many nights. Windom’s win was worth $6,000.
Windom waged a torrid duel with Brady Bacon early in the race before Bacon had to pit for suspension repairs. In the end, Windom scored the win over Kevin Thomas Jr., Tyler Courtney, Robert Ballou and Dave Darland.
Wolfe victorious at Grove: Wolfe raced to the $3,800 victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday evening.
Wolfe’s pass of Freddie Rahmer on the 19th of 25 laps made him the fourth different leader of the race. Rahmer finished second, with T.J. Stutts, Montieth and Frankie Herr in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Zearfoss, Etters’ Joradn Givler, Steve Buckwalter, Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri and Haas.
In the USAC 30-lap feature, Windom picked up the $6,000 win after a torrid duel with Bacon that saw him take the lead on the 26th lap. Bacon was second followed by Ballou, Thomas and Tim Buckwalter.
Bacon shines at Grandview: Bacon was the $6.000 USAC winner on Thursday at Grandview Speedway.
Thomas, Windom, Courtney and Jarrett Andretti completed the top five.
Ryan Godown was the modified winner.
Edkin first at BAPS: Kenny Edkin raced to his first super-sportsman win of the season on Saturday at the BAPS Motor Speedway.
Edkin grabbed the lead from Tom Wyckoff on the third of 25 laps and went on to win over Chase Gutshall. Lewisberry’s Scott Dellinger, Russ Mitten and Frankie Herr completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Wyckoff, Timmie Barrick, Mike Enders, Davey Walsh and Garrett Williamson.
York Haven’s Steve Billet led all 20 laps to win the limited-late-model feature for his first win of the season. Brian Shuey, Hanover’s Bobby Beard, Eric Hohol and Dover’s Charles Potts completed the top five.
Kyle Martin raced to the street-stock victory ahead of York’s Jason Townsend. Eric Tripp, Dover’s Bud Witmer and Kody Sites completed the top five.
Hebring, Layton earn Patriot 360 wins: The New York-based Patriot 360 sprint-car group had a two-race weekend in Pennsylvania this week.
Friday at Clinton County Speedway, Chuck Hebing raced to the win over Paulie Colagiovanni. Davey Franek, Jared Zimbardi and Coleman Gullick completed the top five.
The Patriots moved on to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, when Chad Layton scored the big $2,271 win in the Joe Whitcomb Memorial race. Layton’s first win in several years came over Franek, with Cody Keller in third. Kevin Nagy and Justin Barger completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Adam Carberry, Derek Locke, Kyle Drum, Ryan Kissinger and Mallie Shuster.
In other Selinsgrove action, Jeff Rine took the late-model win over Brett Schadle, with Dover's Gene Knaub, Andy Haus and Bryan Bernheisel in the top five. Brandon Moser took the pro-stock victory over Strinestown's Tommy Slanker. Smith Cope was the roadrunner winner.
Duke takes thriller at Hagerstown: Ken Duke picked up a last-lap win Saturday in the IMCA 305 sprint-car race at Hagerstown.
Duke had advanced from mid-pack to second when leader Jeff Miller pitted with mechanical problems on the final lap. Zach Newlin finished second, followed by Scott Lutz, Tyler Reinhardt and Drew Ritchey.
Doug Hoffman was the pure-stock winner, Jonathan Raley won the hobby-stock event and Matt Worley was the U-Car winner.
Norris, 14, gets 358 victory at Trailway: Dylan Norris, the 14-year-old from Hanover, scored his second Trailway Speedway 358 sprint win on Friday.
Norris bested J.B. Cunningham for the victory, with Hanover’s Kody Hartlaub, David Holbrook and Mike Bittinger in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Cody Fletcher, Dillsburg’s Chris Frank, Steve Kisamore, Hanover’s Joe Trone Jr. and Wyatt Hinkle.
McMahan, Larson lead All Stars: The All Stars kicked off Ohio Speedweek on Friday at Attica, with Paul McMahan scoring the win in the locally-based Tom Buch sprinter.
McMahan’s win came over Byron Reed, Jac Haudenschild, Cale Thomas and NASCAR star Kasey Kahne.
Saturday at Eldora, another NASCAR star knocked another one off the bucket list, when Kyle Larson scored his first career Eldora win. Larson’s victory came over Carson Macedo, Dave Blaney, Tim Shaffer and Aaron Reutzel.
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