The Berks-Mont News (http://www.berksmontnews.com)

Area racing round-up


By Ken Johnson

Monday, May 13, 2013

GEORGETOWN DELAWARE
Adrew Mullins won the 25 lap Super Late Model race at Georgetown Delaware Friday evening. Andy Haus, of Hamburg, was second after leading the event for 20 laps.. Donald Lingo was third followed by Ricky Elliott, Lou Johnson and Sammy Schaeffer of Shoemakersville, in the Berks Mont News Special
WILLIAMS GROVE, BIG DIAMOND TRAILWAY
Friday night racing was cancelled due to thunderstorms and rain showers at these local tracks
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Brent Marks, Myerstown,was the class of the field in claiming the $4,000 top prize in Saturday’s World of Outlaw tune-up at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. It was Marks’ third win of the year in the Pigeon Hills, and ended a perfect night for THE#19M after winning his qualifying event for the eighth week in a row. Brian Montieth was second followed by Greg Hodnett in third.Stevie Smith and seventh-starting Fred Rahmer completed the top five, with AlanKrimes, Robbie Kendall, Steve Owings, Cory Haas, and Kyle Moody rounding outthe top ten. York’s Chase Dietz drove around both Mike Duncan, Jr. and Jeff Rohrbaugh to grab the lead as the three were completing lap seven to score his first career win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature Dietz will turn 16 this Friday
PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY
Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove turned in an exciting come from behind performance to score a convincing win in Saturday night’s 25-lap 410 sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway, worth $3,000. Doug Esh held on for second withMike Erdley third followed by Chad Layton and Dylan Cisney. Sixth through 10th went to Mike Wagner, Davey Sammons, Daryl Stimeling, Rick Lafferty and Keith Kauffman After finishing in the top three several times over the previous weeks, Tim Wilson finally put together a winning performance in the late model main. Terry Naugle was second Nick Dickson finished third followed by Jeff Miller and 12th starter Steve Campbell. Chris Casner crossed the line sixth followed by Justin Kann, Brett Schadel, Mitch Hack and Sam Schaeffer of Shoemakersville.
SELINSGROVE
When race leader Pat Cannon of Etters dropped out of the 30-lap sprint car feature on a lap 28 restart with engine woes, JJ Grasso of Pedricktown, N.J., inherited the lead and drove to his first win of the season in the 33rd annual Jack Gunn Memorial Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Jeff Rine of Danville became the first repeat winner of the season in the late model division when the defending champion drove to his 81st career victory at the track in the 25-lap main event. With the victory, Rine now owns more wins than any other driver in the history of the speedway, surpassing the
GRANDVIEW and WILLIAMS GROVE (Saturday Night Series)
Rain washed out the NASCAR stock car racing action that had been scheduled for Saturday night, May 11th at Grandview Speedway. Rain also caused cancellation at the Williams Grove Super Sportsman event
CIRCLE M RANCH SPEEDWAY
More then 300 race fans and 25 vintage race cars turned out for the 3rd annual Circle M Ranch Speedway Reunion. The track located in Auburn, PA last ran in 1958 and with the work of the Mates family and racing historian, Ken Johnson, the ¼ mile speedway has been brought to life. Many old time race cars and several drivers that competed at the Schuylkill County oval were on hand for the annual eveny. Among the drivers were Gary Wolford, Walt Himmelberger, Ed Renninger, Paul Blatt, Carl “Chub” Steffy, Lee fessler and others. Cars of note on hand included a 1939 Ford drivin by Dick “Toby” Tobias at Langhorne Speedway in 1963. Russ Smith also had his Blue and Yellow #11 on hand. Plans are already in the works and information can be gotton from Ken Johnson at kjohns3203@aol.com
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
This Wednesday the “World of Outlaws will run at Lincoln Speedway and move on to Williams Grove for a Friday / Saturday doubleheader.