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

Area racing round-up


By Ken Johnson, For 21st Century Media

Sunday, August 18, 2013

GEORGETOWN (Delaware)
Andy Haus finally made his four hour tow from Hamburg payoff as he claimed his 1st ever Georgetown Speedway feature win in Friday night’s Super Late Model action. Haus has pretty much been a regular in the Super Late Models since the re-opening of the speedway in 2012. After several top 5 finishes along the way Andy was finally able to pull the victory.
BIG DIAMOND
Only one word can describe the performance of Craig Von Dohren on Friday night - Domination! Von Dohren took the lead from Duane Howard on lap #4 and drove away from the field to record his 5th victory of the season at Big Diamond Speedway. The win was the 79th of his career at Big Diamond, and allowed Von Dohren to extend his point lead with only six point races remaining.
Duane Howard was able to fend off numerous challenges from Jeff Strunk to take the runner-up spot, with Strunk taking third. Doug Manmiller came from 10th to 4th, and Tim Buckwalter rounded out the top five with his second top 5 finish of the season. Sixth thru tenth were Meme
Desantis, Rick Laubach, Ricky Yetter, last weeks race winner Ray Swinehart, and Frank Cozze. Heat races were won by Howard, Buckwalter, and Brad Arnold.
In the one-on-one Coke Challenge races for modifieds, Doug Manmiller was the last man picked, and ended up being the last man standing. He was able to power to the inside of Frank Cozze in turns one and two and collect the $500.00 payday for the overall winner of the event.
Modifieds (25 Laps): 1) Craig Von Dohren 2) Duane Howard 3) Jeff Strunk 4) Doug Manmiller 5) Tim Buckwalter 6) Meme Desantis 7) Rick Laubach 8) Ricky Yetter 9) Ray Swinehart 10) Frank Cozze 11) Kevin Albert Jr. 12) Kevin Smith 13) Andy Burkhart 14) Brad Arnold 15) Steve Young 16) Nathan Klinger 17) Bobby Gunther Walsh 18) Dale Hartz 19) Kyle Borror 20) Ron Haring Jr. 21) Dan Hineline 22) Donny Hartz 23) Blaine Bracelin 24) Bill Gensler DNS) Shawn Fitzpatrick
Sportsman (20 Laps): 1) Kevin Beach Jr. 2) Mike Glass 3) Jared Umbenhauer 4) Doug Hendricks 5) Tim Fitzpatrick 6) Joe Mooney 7) Andrew Cozze 8) AJ Gerhart 9) Robin Schultz 10) Wayne Witmer 11) Billy Moyer Jr. 12) Shawn Light 13) Glenn Reinhart 14) Heath Metzger 15) Corey Renninger 16) Mike Lisowski 17) Harry Landis 18) Ray Woodall Jr. 19) Charles Fayash 20) Kevin Brady 21) Josh Hertzog DNS) Rob Light
Roadrunners (20 Laps): 1)Shon Elk 2) Jeremy Becker 3) Mark Berzowski 4) Chris Holland 5) Joe Kavanaugh
WILLIAMS GROVE
Pat Cannon of Etters and Logan Schuchart of Hanover split twin 20-lap features for the 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.
Cannon’s win was his second in full-blown sprint car competition at the track while Schuchart’s was his third.
At the finish Connon was a full straightaway ahead of Donnie Kreitz for the checkers.
Lance Dewease rode home third followed by Logan Schuchart and Brian Leppo.
In the second 20 lap feature Logan Schuchart passed Brian Leppo on the last lap to gain his third Williams Grove win. Brian Leppo was second. Greg Hodnett was third followed by Lance Dewease and Donnie Kreitz.
Each victory was worth $2,500 to the feature winners while Schuchart garnered another $250 from for a last lap pass for the win.
Fast time over the 28-car field was set by Donnie Kreitz with a lap of 16.927 seconds.
August 16, 2013 Feature Finishes:
410 sprint cars, first feature, 20 laps: 1. Pat Cannon, 2. Don Kreitz Jr., 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Logan Schuchart, 5. Brian Leppo, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Alan Krimes, 8. Steve Buckwalter, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Chad Layton, 11. Danny Dietrich, 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Adam Wilt, 14. Jim Siegel, 15. Brent Marks, 16. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 17. Ryan Smith, 18. Ryan Taylor, 19. Rick Lafferty, 20. TJ Stutts, 21. Nicole Bower, 22. Ryan Wilson, 23. Glenndon Forsythe, 24. Fred Rahmer
410 sprint cars, second feature, 20 laps: 1. Schuchart, 2. Leppo, 3. Hodnett, 4. Dewease, 5. Kreitz, 6. Cannon, 7. Krimes, 8. Wilt, 9. Layton, 10. Marks, 11. Montieth, 12. Lafferty, 13. Rahmer, 14. Dietrich, 15. Siegel, 16. Stutts, 17. McIntyre, 18. Smith, 19. Wilson, 20. Taylor, 21. Bower, 22. Forsythe, 23. Buckwalter, 24. Haas
PORT ROYAL
It was one for the ages Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway as a huge crowd gathered to honor ageless sprint car veteran Keith Kauffman at his Farewell Tribute Race and they were not disappointed.
The 33-lap Farewell Tribute 410 sprint car feature saw Chad Layton and Logan Schuchart trade the lead back and forth before Schuchart finally got it for good to drive to his first ever win at the historic oval worth $5,000.
The 21-lap Farewell Tribute for the late models was dominated by point leader Terry Naugle for his first ever late model win at the track.
410 sprints, 25 laps, 23 entires: 1. Logan Schuchart, 2. Chad Layton, 3. Brent Marks, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Blane Heimbach, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Mike Erdley, 8. Rick Lafferty, 9. Doug Esh, 10. Brian Leppo,
Late Models, 21 laps, 31 entries: 1. Terry Naugle, 2. Mike Lupfer, 3. Coleby Frye, 4. Lindsay Barton, 5. Matt Parks, 6. Glenn Elliott, 7. Chad Hollenbeck, 8. Brett Schadel, 9. Gary Stuhler, 10. Mitch Hack
Enduro Dash, 20 laps, 1. Jason Zook,
GRANDVIEW
It was a three way battle for the victory in the 30 lap NASCAR Whelen 358 Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night with veteran racer Jon Kellner Sr. topping Duane Howard and Craig VonDohren to gain the $2750 win with the No.41. Joe Funk came home first in the 25-lap feature for the Sportsman wheeling the No. 14J to the win. In the third feature of the night Sean Merkel brought the No. 118 home first for his third win of the season.
For much of the 30-lap feature for Modifieds it looked like a member of the Kellner family was going to win but it was not certain which one. Young Brian Houseknecht led he first 14 laps with Jon Kellner Jr. grabbing the top spot on the 15thcircuit, the halfway mark, and worked at holding off his dad Jon Sr. At the 20th lap Jon Sr. went to the front and led the rest of the way to grab his first win of the season. The Lansdale racer was challenged right to the checkered flag by second place finisher Duane Howard, coming from 15th starting spot and Craig VonDohren having started 16th. Fourth place was earned by Jeff Strunk followed by early leader Jon Kellner Sr.
The first two laps of the 25-lap Sportsman feature had Jamie Undercoffler in front with Joe Funk getting the lead on the third circuit of the one-third-mile, banked clay oval. Once in front Funk never looked back and led current point leader Jared Umbenhauer across the finishing line followed by Brett Kressley, Brad Brightbill and Ronnie Krex.
Sean Merkel was in the lead on the first lap of the 25-lap feature for the Late Models and stayed in front for almost the entire race. Second spot went to Steve Nederostek who challenged a few times in the closing laps. Jason Miller was third followed by Sam Schlosberg and Rick Todorow.
The point battles are down to just three point events left. It is a two day race weekend at Grandview. This Saturday, August 24th the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman are in action starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 25th at 7 p.m. TSRS 305 Sprints and Sportsman stock cars.
SELINSGROVE
Pat Cannon of Etters made a late-race pass by Scott Wilson of Scranton for his eighth win of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway in Saturday night’s 25-lap 358 sprint car feature.
The victory marked Cannon’s 49th career at Selinsgrove in 358-360 sprint car racing driving the Highlands’ Tire & Service Center No. 3.
Jeff Rine of Danville drove to his fifth win of the year in the 25-lap super late model feature. The victory was the 84th of Rine’s career at the track.
LINCOLN
Former national sprint car rookie of-the-year Adam Wilt ended a long dry spell by picking up his third career win the Saturday’s 25-lap “410” sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway.
He crossed 2.34 seconds ahead of Cory Haas for his first sprint car win anywhere since last year’s “Icebreaker” opener on February 25th of last year.
Eleventh-starting Danny Dietrich, points leader Fred Rahmer, and 12th-starting Brian Montieth completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Jim Siegel, Alan Krimes, Ryan Wilson, Glendon Forsythe, and Billy Dietrich.
Central PA “358” point series leader Austin Hogue started on the pole and led every lap of the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature, claiming the weekend Trail-Way/Lincoln “Shootout” title in the process.
Hogue’s third-place finish at Trail-Way Friday night combined with the
Lincoln win tied Rohrbaugh’s Friday night Trail-Way win and third-place
Lincoln finish for the best two-night combined finish. But the tie-breaker was the best Lincoln finish, with Hogue picking up the $500 “Shootout” bonus.