DIRT TRACK RACING: Danny Dietrich drives to Pa. Speedweek win at Lincoln


Danny Dietrich won Monday night's Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek feature event at Lincoln Speedway.

Dietrich's third career Speedweek win was worth $5,000.

Dietrich started from the pole and fended off several challengers to lead all 30 laps.

Alan Krimes finished second, with Speedweek point leader Stevie Smith in third. Lincoln point leader Brian Montieth and Billy Dietrich, the winner's brother, completed the top five.

Rounding out the top 10 were Lucas Wolfe, Aaron Ott, Brent Marks, Spring Grove's Greg Hodnett and Freddie Rahmer.

The race was originally scheduled for Saturday night, but was postponed by rain.

After the third Speedweek race, Smith leads the point standings with 488. Danny Dietrich is second with 447, followed by Wolfe with 394, Hodnett with 376 and Krimes with 355.


Smith wins at Path Valley: Stevie Smith continued his domination of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek on Sunday evening at Path Valley.

Smith collected $5,000 for his victory in the 40-lap feature event. The win was Smith's second in as many Speedweek races this year and his third overall this season.

Smith started outside the front row and took the lead at the start. He led all 40 laps and lapped all but the top 11 finishers. Danny Dietrich raced from the 11th starting spot to finish second, but was unable to catch Smith at the end. Brady Bacon, who won this event last year, finished third, with T.J. Stutts and Lance Dewease in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Brent Marks, Aaron Ott, who started 21st, Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Taylor, and Spring Grove's Greg Hodnett.

Etters' Bradley Howard collected $1,700 for winning the non-qualifiers race.

Tyler Walton won the 600cc micro-sprint feature over Dover's Arron Spahr. Lewisberry's Mike Dicely, Heath Henley and A.J. Bast completed the top five.

Smith wins at Williams Grove: Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek opened on Friday at Williams Grove, where Stevie Smith picked up the $5000 to win 25-lap feature victory. The win was Smith's second of the season at the Grove and his 32nd career win there. Ironically, Smith is now tied with his father, Steve Smith, on the Grove's career win list.

Smith started from the pole position and led the whole distance, with challenges from Spring Grove's Greg Hodnett though out the race. Brian Montieth entered the fray from his seventh starting spot, but suffered a flat tire on the 20th lap.

Smith won over Hodnett, with Danny Dietrich third. Lucas Wolfe and Brent marks completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Alan Krimes, Aaron Ott, Ryan Taylor, Steve Buckwalter and Montieth, who returned after a tire change.

P.J. Garguilo won the ARDC Midget feature with Brett Arndt, Steven Drevicki, Nick Wean and Jim Radney in the top five.

Halligan triumphs at Trailway: Jeff Halligan led all 25 laps to score the 358 sprint win at Trailway Friday. It was Halligan's first career Trailway win and his third overall this season. Brad McClelland finished second with Seth Kearchner, Spring Grove's Dwight Leppo and Mike Bittinger in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Doug Hammaker, Spring Grove's Zach Eucalano, David Holbrook, Hanover's Issac Sneeringer and Cody Fletcher.

Mike Rutherford won the 270cc micro sprint race over Nik Gower, Cory Myers, Bill Laughman and Steven Cox.

Kyle Rohrbaugh was the limited stock winner and Dan Furman won the street stock event.

— Reach Bryan Householder at sports@yorkdispatch.com