Ohio invader Cole Duncan drives off with $10,000 Pennsylvania Speedweek win at Path Valley


Ohio invader Cole Duncan walked off with the $10,000 first prize after 50 hard-fought laps in the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek show at Path Valley Speedway Park on Sunday evening.


Path Valley is a quarter-mile banked clay oval in Fannett Township, Franklin County.

In an eventful race that saw four different leaders, Duncan didn’t take the lead until the 45th lap, even though he started fourth.

Pole-sitter Mike Wagner led the first 25 laps of the race before yielding the top spot to fellow front-row starter Brock Zearfoss. Zearfoss’ time at the front was short-lived. Freddie Rahmer completed his charge from the 14th starting spot to take over the top spot on the 30th lap.

Duncan had held on to a top-five spot throughout the race and exerted his muscle to pass Rahmer on the 45th lap. He went on to win over Rahmer, Zearfoss, Wagner and Speedweek point leader Trey Starks. Parker Price Miller finished sixth, followed by Gerard McIntyre Jr., Ryan Smith, Logan Wagner and Tim Shaffer.

Logan Wagner outpaced even Rahmer, collecting the Hard-Charger Award for advancing from the 24th starting spot to finish ninth. 

Christopher Bell, the 2017 NASCAR Truck Series champion, set fast time on the evening and ended the feature in 11th.

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