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DIRT TRACK RACING: Brent Marks enjoys big-money weekend at Port Royal

BRYAN HOUSEHOLDER
YorkDispatch

Brent Marks raced to victory Sunday evening in Port Royal's rescheduled Tuscarora 50.

Marks collected $12,625 for his third straight Port Royal triumph.

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

Marks started 13th and took the lead from Sheldon Haudenschild on the 26th lap. Haudenschild finished second, with Dale Blaney in third. Greg Wilson and Danny Dietrich completed the top five.

Rounding out the top 10 were Mike Wagner, Stevie Smith, Ryan Taylor, Blane Heimbach and Steve Buckwalter.

Marks also won the All Star-sanctioned "Night Before the 50" at Port Royal Friday. That win was worth $5,000.

Marks became the third leader of the 30-lap Friday event when he took the lead from Ryan Smith with just seven laps remaining. Smith finished second, with Brock Zearfoss in third. Mike Erdley and Danny Dietrich completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Haudenschild, Taylor, Aaron Ott, Chad Kemenah and Wilson.

Jim Yoder bested his son Dylan Yoder to win the late model feature. Tim Smith Jr., Jeff Rine and Dover's Coleby Frye completed the top five.

OTHER DIRT TRACK RACING

Eichelberger wins at Grove: Veteran driver Rich Eichelberger won Friday's super sportsman feature at Williams Grove. The Dillsburg driver led all 20 laps to best Russ Mitten. Dover's Chad Trout was third, followed by Doug Dodson, Steve Fannasy, Mike Enders, Chad Smith, Gregg Foster, Jay Fannasy and Lewisberry's Scott Dellinger.

Dover's Gene Knaub appeared to win the "Topless 30" for the limited late models, but his car came up nine pounds light at the scales in post-race inspection, turning the win over to Ralph Morgan Jr. Morgan was followed by Manchester's Randy Christine Jr., with Kyle Lee, Dan Zechman and Shaun Jones in the top five. It should be noted that the roof of a late model racer weighs 8.7 pounds.

McClelland takes 358 race at Trailway: Brad McClelland won the Trone Outdoor 358 sprint championship race at Trailway Friday. McClelland collected $2,000 for his victory over new track champion Issac Sneeringer of Hanover. Cody Fletcher finished third, with Spring Grove's Dwight Leppo and David Holbrook in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Dillsburg's Chris Frank, Windsor's Ryan Higgins, Troy Wagaman Jr., Brandon Noel and Spring Grove's Zach Eucalano.

Cory Myers won the 270cc micro sprint feature over Jim Still, Bill Laughman, Steven Cox and Joe Trone Jr.

Justin Wagaman was the limited stock winner and Aaron Beard won the street stock event.

Saturday: Racing around the area was rained out on Saturday with action postponed at Port Royal, Lincoln and Hagerstown.

— Reach Bryan Householder at sports@yorkdispatch.com.