DIRT TRACK RACING: Danny Dietrich drives to victory at Susquehanna


Danny Dietrich won a thrilling 25-lap sprint car feature Sunday evening at Susquehanna Speedway Park.

Dietrich's second win of the season was worth $3,500.

Ryan Smith grabbed the early race lead from the outside of the front row. Third-place starter Donnie Kreitz Jr. took the lead from Smith on the seventh lap. Dietrich entered the picture shortly thereafter, and although they swapped the lead several times, it was not until the 21st lap that Dietrich took command with a three-wide move that included both Kreitz and Smith. Dietrich won the non-stop event over Smith and Kreitz, with Brent Marks and Spring Grove's Greg Hodnett in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Lance Dewease, Steve Buckwalter, Davey Sammons, Dave Ely and Aaron Ott.

In the 20-lap 358 sprint feature, Brad McClelland led all the way to score the win over Todd Reed, with Doug Hammaker, Kody Lehman and Matt Campbell completing the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Cody Fletcher, David Hollbrook, Brian Eichelberger, Jordan Gibbler and Amy Ott.

In Saturday action at Susquehanna, York's Chase Billet won the limited late model feature over Dover's Billy Wampler, Dover's Justin Ehrhart, New Cumberland's Cameron Benyou and Dover's Charles Potts.

York's Steve Storrie won the 305 sprint feature over Zach Newlin and Colby Dice.

Chris Derr was the street stock winner and Alex Updegraff won the Xtreme stock event.


Dewease wins at Lincoln: Lance Dewease raced to his first win of the season on Saturday evening at Lincoln.

Dewease collected $3,200 for his win in the 25-lap sprint car feature.

Dewease started second and chased pole-sitter Billy Dietrich until the 18th lap before taking the lead. He then had to fend off a late-race charge by York's Adam Wilt to secure the victory. Wilt finished second, with Freddie Rahmer getting by Danny Dietrich for third on the final turn. Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth completed the top five, with Billy Dietrich slipping to sixth. Rounding out the top 10 were Robbie Kendall, Alan Krimes, York's Cory Haas and Lewisberry's Kyle Moody.

Steve Fannasy became the first member of his racing family to win at Lincoln when he led all 25 laps of the super sportsman feature. Wellsville's Scott Geesey pressured Fannasy most of the way, but had to settle for second, with Dover's Chad Trout in third. Chad Criswell and Jay Fannasy completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Carmen Perigo Jr., Kevin Nouse, Lewisberry's Scott Dellinger, Frankie Herr and Steve Wilbur.

Jake Jones led all the way in the 20-lap limited late model feature to claim his first Lincoln win. In the process, Jones set a new track record of 5 minutes, 59.65 seconds for the non-stop event. Hanover's Sam Gallagher finished second, with Dover's Gene Knaub, Stoverstown's Cam Zeigler and Alan Sagi in the top five.

Spring Grove's Hodnett triumphs at Port Royal: Spring Grove's Greg Hodnett came from the 13th starting spot to win Saturday's 25-lap sprint car feature at Port Royal. Hodnett's win was worth $3,000, plus a bonus for winning from outside the first five rows. It was his first win at the Port this season and third overall.

Lucas Wolfe led until Hodnett got by on the 20th lap and finished second, with Brent Marks, Aaron Ott and Mark Smith in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Mike Wagner, Davey Sammons, Dylan Cisney, Blane Heimbach and Doug Esh.

Mike Lupfer made it two in a row in the late model feature, and again he bested Dylan Yoder for the win. Matt Parks, Mitch Hack and Dover's Coleby Frye completed the top five.

Eric Irvin won the econo late model feature and Kurt Zimmerman won the All American Outlaw event.

Westhafer leads way at Grove: Rodney Westhafer led every lap to collect the $3,600 winner's share in Friday's sprint car feature at Williams Grove.

The win in the 25-lap event was Westhafer's second career Williams Grove sprint win.

Wolfe finished second in that race as well, with Dover's Austin Hogue in third. Ott and Haas completed the top five, with Hodnett, Marks, Nicole Bower, Daryl Stimeling and Fairview Township's Pat Cannon in the top 10.

Hellam's Adrian Shaffer used lapped traffic to take the lead from Phil Walter on the final lap of the 20-lap 358 sprint feature. Nouse finished third, with Kody Lehman and Bill Stine in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Doug Hammaker, Dillsburg's Rich Eichelberger, Scott Fisher, Brad McClelland and Chandler Leiby.

Hardy victorious at Hagerstown: Kyle Hardy won the late model feature at Hagerstown Saturday for his second win of the season.

Hardy's $2,500 win came over Roy Deese Jr., with Andy Anderson, Jerry Bard and Devin Friese in the top five.

Justin Weaver won the late model sportsman feature, Craig Parrill was the pure stock winner and Ed Pope won the hobby stock event.

Sneeringer first at Trailway: Hanover's Issac Sneeringer won Friday's 358 sprint feature at Trailway, besting Seth Kearchner.

David Holbrook was third, followed by Cody Fletcher and Stewartstown's Randy Whisler.

Tyler Walton topped the 600cc mirco sprints. Arron Spahr, Travis Scott, Bradley Weber and Alyson Dietz completed the top five.

Craig Wagaman was the street stock winner and Cory Weishaar won the limited stock feature.

— Reach Bryan Householder at sports@yorkdispatch.com.