DIRT TRACK RACING: Montieth cruises to $5,000 victory at Lincoln Speedway


Brian Montieth raced to his second Lincoln Speedway win of the season in Saturday's 30-lap championship event.

Montieth collected $5,000 for his 46th career Lincoln win.

Montieth started from the pole position, and dominated the event. By the time the first of two caution flags waved on the 18th lap, Montieth had more than half a track lead, and eight lapped cars between himself and second place. At the finish, Montieth was well ahead of second-place Danny Dietrich, who had started 10th. Alan Krimes finished third with Dover's Austin Hogue and 12th starter Brent Marks in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were York's Cory Haas, Freddie Rahmer, Jim Siegel, Lewisberry's Kyle Moody and Robbie Kendall.

Todd Rittenhouse Jr. led all 20 laps to score the win in the season opener for the 358 sprint cars. Rittenhouse's third career Lincoln 358 win came over Doug Hammaker, with York's Jeff Rohrbaugh in third. Ashley Cappetta and Chandler Leiby completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Brad McClelland, Matt Findley, Kyle Denmyer, Cody Fletcher and C.J. Quirk.


Ott triumphs at Port Royal opener: Aaron Ott scored his first career Port Royal sprint car win in the season opener there.

Ott collected $3,600 for the victory.

Ott started from the front row and led all 25 laps to win over Nate Snyder. Lucas Wolfe finished third, with Doug Esh and Mike Wagner in the top five. Completing the top 10 were Logan Wagner, Ryan Taylor, Davey Sammons, Dylan Cisney and Steve Buckwalter.

Defending track champion Mike Lupfer led all the way to win the 20-lap late model feature over Dylan Yoder, Matt Parks, Dover's Coleby Frye and Tim Wilson.

In the 305 sprint feature, Nathan Gramley was the winner over Jeff Miller, Cory Thornton, Scott Ellerman and Bill Jones Jr.

Mark Smith victorious at Selinsgrove opener: Defending track champion Mark Smith scored the opening day win in the 358/360 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Saturday.

Smith started eighth in the 25-lap feature and took the lead on the 18th lap. Cody Keller finished second with Robbie Stillwaggon in third. Davey Franek and Mike Walter II rounded out the top five. Completing the top 10 were Derek Locke, Larry Kelleher, Jason Shultz, Eric Tomecek and Ryan Kissinger.

Many time track champion Jeff Rine added to his career leading win total by claiming his 92nd Selinsgrove late model win over Jim Yoder. Rounding out the top five were Dave Zona, Hayes Matteren and Jason Smith.

Andrew Shoop was the pro stock winner and Brandon Shultz topped the roadrunners.

Stuhler still winning at Hagerstown: He may be in his 40th year of racing, but Gary Stuhler is still winning.

Stuhler's win Saturday marked his 132nd career win at Hagerstown and the 345th of his late model career. Stuhler led all 25 laps to top Roy Deese Jr., with Brad Omps, Marvin Winters and Kyle Lear in the top five.

Hanover's Bobby Beard won the late model sportsman feature, Mike Corbin was the pure stock winner and Gary Proctor topped the hobby stocks.

Hall of Famer first at Susquehanna: Recent York County Racing Club Hall of Fame inductee Frankie Herr raced to victory Saturday in the super sportsman feature at Susquehanna Speedway Park.

Herr's first win of the season came over Kevin Nouse, with Gregg Foster in third. Dillsburg's Rich Eichelberger and Mike Enders completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Lewisberry's Scott Dellinger, Fawn Grove's Paul Miller, Bobby Hockenberry, Jay Fannasy and Todd Leonard.

Ryan Smith tops All Stars: Local racer Ryan Smith led all 40 laps to win the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car feature in Attica, Ohio, Saturday.

Smith's win came over Andrew Palker, with Greg Wilson, Dale Blaney and Cap Henry in the top five. Red Lion's Cody Darrah finished sixth.

— Reach Bryan Householder at sports@yorkdispatch.com.