DIRT TRACK RACING: Montieth continues torrid pace with win at Lincoln Speedway


Brian Montieth continued his torrid pace at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night, this time topping the touring All-Star Circuit of champions for his fifth Lincoln win of the season.

The win paid out $5,000.

By virtue of winning the dash, Montieth started from the pole of the 30-lap feature event and was credited with leading every lap. However, it wasn't quite that easy.

In fact, at one point mid-race, York's Cory Haas drove around Montieth in lapped traffic, only to have the caution flag fly before the lap was completed.

For the remainder of the race, Montieth kept Haas at bay and then, in the closing laps, 12th starter Danny Dietrich got by Haas and made a charge at the lead. Dietrich fell short and had to settle for second, with Haas third.

All-star Dale Blaney was fourth and Dover's Austin Hogue completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Aaron Ott, Sheldon Haudenschild, Tim Shaffer, Lewisberry's Kyle Moody and Lance Dewease.

Lapped traffic also figured into the 20-lap 358 sprint feature which was won by Jeff Halligan. Phil Walter led from the start of the event, but a persistent lapped car bottled up the leaders.

By the 14th lap, the top-six cars were under a blanket when disaster struck.

Walter clipped the lapped car, causing six cars to crash. Halligan, who was challenging Walter for a number of laps, avoided the melee and went on to the victory, with Spring Grove's Dwight Leppo finishing second.

Fawn Grove's Matt Campbell, Hanover's Issac Sneeringer and Dillsburg's Brie Hershey completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Todd Rittenhouse Jr, Bill Stine, York's Jeff Rohrbaugh, York's C J Tracy and Kyle Denmyer.

Other dirt track racing results

Hodnett drives to 10th victory of season: Spring Grove's Greg Hodnett scored his tenth overall win of the season in Port Royal's 25-lap sprint car feature on Saturday.

Hodnett collected $3,200 for his win.

Hodnett started sixth, but took the lead from Doug Esh on the 19th lap. Esh finished second, with Lucas Wolfe in third. Mike Wagner and Kevin Nouse completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Steve Buckwalter, Ryan Taylor, Dylan Cisney, Logan Wagner, and Rick lafferty.

Dylan Yoder won the late model feature over Mike Lupfer, with Jason Schmidt in third. Andy Haus and Mitch Hack completed the top five.

Jeff Miller won the 305 sprint feature over Reed Thompson, John Martin, Tyler Reeser, and Cale Reigle.

Jason Davis was the 15-lap xtreme stock winner.

Geesey claims win at Williams Grove during rain-soaked weekend: All Star racing at Williams Grove was rained out on Friday, but the Saturday Night Series did get in a full show on Saturday.

Wellsville's Scott Geesey raced to his fourth super sportsman win of the season, topping Chad Criswell to win the 20-lap event. Steve Fannasy, doug Dodson and Dover's Chad Trout completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Lewisberry's Scott Dellinger, Russ Mitten, Frankie herr, Dover's Ted Thomas Jr, and Dillsburg's Rich Eichelberger.

Dan Zechman won the limited late model feature over Dave Latsha, with Dover's Billy Wampler third. Alan Sagi and Dover's Gene Knaub completed the first five.

Ryan Smith was the street stock winner.

Stutts earns big payday in Joe Whitcomb Memorial Race: T J Stutts won the Joe Whitcomb Memorial Race for 360 sprints on Saturday at Selinsgrove, claiming $2,571 for his victory.

Davie Franek challenged Stutts for the win, but had to settle for second, with Mark Smith coming back from a second-lap pitstop for third. Derek Locke and Ryan Kissinger completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Mike Walter, Cody Keller, Jason Shultz, Colby Womer, and George Suprick III.

Jeff Rine was the late model winner over Hayes mattern, Steve Campbell, Jim Yoder, and Chad Hollenbeck.

Brad Mitch won the prostock feature, and Keith Bissinger was the roadrunner winner.

Anderson drives to second straight triumph at Hagerstown: Andy Anderson won his second race in a row in late model competition at Hagerstown on Saturday.

Anderson's win came over Marvin Winters, with Tyler Hershey finishing third, Kyle Lear fourth and Gary Stuhler rounding out the top five.

Scott Palmer won the "topless" late model sportsman feature over Kyle Lee, Justin Weaver, Paul Cursey and Jake Jones.

Mike Franklin was the pure stock winner, Jamie Mills won the hobby stock event and Rick Hulson was the All American Outlaw winner.

— Reach Bryan Householder at sports@yorkdispatch.com