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DIRT-TRACK ROUNDUP: Dillsburg's Anthony Macri picks up his first-ever victory at BAPS

BRYAN HOUSEHOLDER
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Anthony Macri
  • Anthony Macri won the 410 sprint race at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
  • The Dillsburg driver earned $4,573 for his first win at the northern York County track.
  • In the super-sportsman event, Jay Fannasy also secured his first-ever BAPS win.

Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri raced to victory in Saturday’s 30-lap 410 sprint feature at BAPS Motor Speedway. 

The $4,573 victory was the first for Macri at the northern York County track, but his 11th overall this season, including two United Racing Club 360 wins.

Macri started sixth in the main event and raced in the top five for the whole event. He wasn't a real factor for the lead until the end of the race.

In a race that took more twists and turns than a country cow path, outside-front-row starter Tim Wagaman II, of Hanover, grabbed the early lead. Wagaman held sway until the sixth lap, when fourth-place starter Bill Balog, the “North Pole Nightmare,” took over the top spot 

Dillsburg driver Anthony Macri, seen here in a file photo, won Saturday's 410 sprint race at BAPS Motor Speedway in northern York County.

Balog led until sixth-starter Brent Marks took over on the 12th lap. While Marks was in the lead, Balog continued to challenge for the top spot, but it wasn’t until Marks suffered mechanical trouble on the 27th lap that Balog reclaimed the lead.

Macri was alongside Balog for the restart following the Marks caution and threw everything he could at Balog, taking the lead for good on the 29th lap. 

In the end, it was Macri the winner over Balog, with Wagaman in third. Kyle Reinhardt and Billy Dietrich completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Tyler Ross, Indiana invader Zach Hampton, Brock Zearfoss, Doug Hammaker and race hard charger Freddie Rahmer, who came from 18th for 10th.

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The super-sportsman feature was also a thriller. Jay Fannasy came from the 14th starting spot to secure his first-ever BAPS win. 

Fannasy joins his father Bob (four victories) and brother Steve (three wins) as a BAPS super-sportsman winner.

Felton’s Nate Young led the early going in the 25-lap race until Russ Mitten took over the top spot on the sixth lap. Mitten held the lead until Fannasy got by on lap 15. From there, the race was on. 

Fannasy and Mitten battled constantly for the top spot, with the top two in points, Kenny Edkin and Frankie Herr, right behind.

Mitten made a last bid for the lead in the final corner, but actually slipped to third. Herr raced by for second in a race that saw the top four finish under a blanket. The final order was Fannasy, Herr, Mitten and Edkin, who wrapped up his second consecutive point title. Mike Enders completed the top five. 

Rounding out the top 10 were Matt Ondek, Brogue’s Tyler Wolford, John Edkin, Young and Steve Fannasy.

In the extreme-stock competition, Etters’ Sam Rial raced to victory in the make-up feature event, with Hunter Fulton, York’s Patrick McClane, Dover’s Austin Hogue and Will Long in the top five.

In the regularly-scheduled extreme-stock event, Austin Hogue picked up the win over McClane, Rial, Wellsville’s Michael Goodwin and Fulton.  McClane wrapped the season point title.

A special-invitation event for nonwinners went to Long, with Paul Sylvester and John Wright just behind.

Bard takes Port Royal's Blue Collar Classic: Garrett Bard won the Blue Collar Classic for the 305 sprints at Port Royal Speedway in Juniata County on Saturday.

Bard’s win came over Justin Clark, with Christian Rumsey, Jared Zionkowski and Ken Duke Jr. in the top five.

Andrew Yoder topped the limited-late-model main, with Dillon Stake and Devon Hart following.

Haudenschild tops Outlaws: Sheldon Haudenschild won Saturday’s World of Outlaws 410 sprint feature at Kokomo, Indiana.

Haudenschild’s win came over Donny Schatz, with Hanover’s Logan Schuchart in third.  James McFadden and Carson Macedo completed the top five. Hanover’s Jacob Allen was sixth.

Reach Bryan Householder at sports@yorkdispatch.com.