WEEKEND DIRT-TRACK RACING: Donny Schatz drives to $20,000 win at Williams Grove Speedway
- Donny Schatz won Saturday's 410 sprint feature at Williams Grove Speedway.
- Schatz earned $20,000 for the World of Outlaws triumph.
- It was Schatz's first victory at the central Pennsylvania track since 2015.
- Schatz has now won 20 times at Williams Grove.
Ten-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz has now won 20 times at Williams Grove Speedway.
His 410 sprint win there on Saturday evening, however, was his first victory at the local oval since 2015.
Schatz picked up $20,000 for his win in the nonstop, 30-lap Summer Nationals event.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve been standing out here,” Schatz said in Victory Lane.
“These guys just made all the right decisions tonight,” he said of his crew.
Schatz started third, and took the lead from current Outlaw point leader Brad Sweet on the 10th lap. He went on to best Sheldon Haudenschild for the victory. Sweet finished third, with Daryn Pittman and David Gravel in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Lance Dewease, Danny Dietrich, Ian Madsen, Freddie Rahmer and Carson Macedo.
In Friday’s 410 sprint 25-lap feature, Tim Shaffer raced to the $8,000 victory, leading the entire distance. Shaffer, who at times has raced as an Outlaw regular, as well as a member of the local circuit, is racing as a true independent this year, so neither the Outlaws, nor the Pennsylvania Posse could claim the victory.
Gravel chased Shaffer to the finish, with Schatz, Rahmer and Dietrich in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Dewease, Sweet, Brian Montieth, Brent Marks and Hanover’s Logan Schuchart.
OTHER DIRT-TRACK RACING
Edkin triumphs at BAPS: Kenny Edkin raced to his sixth super-sportsman win of the season in Saturday’s Firecracker 40 at the BAPS Motor Speedway.
Edkin, the current point leader, was able to take the lead on the 29th of 40 laps. Garrett Williamson finished second, with Russ Mitten, Chase Gutshall and Lewisberry’s Scott Dellinger in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Matt Ondek, John Edkin, Timmie Barrick, Steve Fannasy and Jay Fannasy.
In the super-late-model feature, York’s Rick Eckert drove to the $4,000 victory. Eckert took the lead from Ross Robinson on the 17th of 40 laps. Robinson finished second, followed by early leader Matt Cosner, Jeff Rine and Jared Miley in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Dover’s Coleby Frye, Bryan Bernheisel, Dover’s Billy Wampler, Austin Hubbard and Brett Schadel.
York’s Sam Rial won the make-up Xtreme stock feature over Strinestown’s Travis Horan, Newberrytown’s Alex Updegraff, Dover’s Mike Goodwin and Donnie Broderick.
Horan came back to best Rail in the regular event, with Manchester’s Patrick McClane, Broderick and Updegraff in the top five.
Reinhardt victorious at Selinsgrove: Point leader Kyle Reinhardt raced to victory in the 25-lap 360 sprint feature at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday.
Reinhardt’s win came over Colby Womer, with Derek Locke, Jason Shultz and Steve Buckwalter in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Michael Walter II, Joe Kata III, Mallie Schuster, Ryan Kissinger and Wellsville’s Chris Frank.
Ken Duke won the PASS 305 sprint feature over Tyler Reinhardt, Keith Prutzman, Devin Adams and Doug Dodson.
Duke also won Friday’s 305 event at Clinton County, besting Dylan Proctor, Jake Frye, Scott Ellerman and Scott Lutz.
Drevicki scores pair of wins: Steve Drevicki scored two wins over the weekend in two different events.
Friday, Drevicki topped the wingless United States Auto Club 360 sprints at Georgetown, Delaware. Drevicki’s win there came over Chris Allen Jr., Eddie Strada, Chandler Leiby and Joey Biasi.
Saturday, Drevicki hopped into a wingless super-sportsman racer and won the feature at Path Valley Speedway. There, Drevicki topped Tony Jackson, Craig Perigo, Rohan Beasley and Billy Brian Jr.
Other events: The All Stars are on a midwestern tour this week.
Australian James McFadden drove Kasey Kahne’s racer to wins at Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Thursday, and Jackson, Minnesota, on Friday, while Giovanni Scelzi was the Saturday winner at Knoxville, Iowa.
Dave Blaney won Saturday’s 410 sprint feature at Sharon, Ohio, while Carl Bowser won the special event Friday at Thunder Mountain, Pennsylvania.
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