Area racing round-up

Photo by Ken Johnson
Kyle Moody records his first ever 410 Sprint car feature win at Lincoln Speedway June 28. The 30-lap event paid $7,000.
Photo by Ken Johnson Kyle Moody records his first ever 410 Sprint car feature win at Lincoln Speedway June 28. The 30-lap event paid $7,000.

Big Diamond

The misfortune of Meme Desantis became the good luck of Billy Pauch Jr.. Desantis tangled with a lapped car while leading with two laps to go, handing the lead over to Pauch, who then raced to his third win of the season in the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Modifieds at Big Diamond Speedway.

In the rough and tumble, caution filled USS Achey Sportsman event, Tim Fitzpatrick led the first 11 laps until a huge pile-up at the front of the field took out most of the front runners. On the ensuing restart, Doug Hendricks bolted into the lead and never looked back, claiming his first win of the season.

In the non-stop 20 lap Savage 61 Roadrunner event, Jeremy Becker led wire-to-wire for his third win of the season.

Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic DIRTcar 358 Modifieds (25 Laps)


1) Billy Pauch Jr. 2) Colt Harris 3) Rick Laubach 4) Kevin Smith 5) Jared Umbenhauer 6) Stewart Friesen 7) Kevin Albert Jr. 8) Frank Cozze 9) Duane Howard 10) Dale Hartz 11) Mike Mamanna 12) Lou Ciconni 13) Scott Albert 14) Jim Bobbitt Jr. 15) Andy Burkhart 16) Meme Desantis 17) Jamie Speers 18) Jeff Strunk 19) John Willman 20) Ray Swinehart 21) Shawn Fitzpatrick 22) Brett Kressley 23) Joe

Mooney 24) Dan Hineline 25) Kyle Follweiler 26) Justin Grim

USS Achey Sportsman Andy Fayash Memorial (20 Laps)

1) Doug Hendricks 2) Clay Butler 3) Shawn Light 4) Tim Fitzpatrick 5) Wayne Witmer 6) Billy Moyer Jr. 7) Charles Fayash III 8) Chad Putalavage 9) Doug Snyder 10) Charles Webber 11) Todd Huffman 12) Mike Lisowski 13) Kevin Beach Jr. 14) JR Fulper 15) Mike Glass 16) Harry Landis 17) AJ Gerhart 18) Rob Riegel

Savage 61 Roadrunners (20 Laps)

1) Jeremy Becker, 2) Jim Kost 3) Chris Holland 4) Shon Elk 5) Devin Trexler

Powder Puff Races (15 Laps Each)

Roadrunner Finish: 1) Alex Trexler 2) Maria Schlauch 3) Taylor Ney

Modified/Sportsman Finish: 1) Kim Glass 2) Taylor Albert 3) Kelly Hartz

Williams Grove

Danny Dietrich pulled out the opening night Pennsylvania Speedweek victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, holding off the furious charges of Brian Montieth to pick up the $5,000 sprint car payday.

25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Alan Krimes, 4. Don Kreitz Jr., 5. Greg Hodnett. 6. Rick Lafferty, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Brent Marks, 11. Aaron Ott, 12. Ryan Smith, 13. Steve Buckwalter, 14. Lance Dewease, 15. Blane Heimbach, 16. Pat Cannon, 17. Adam Wilt, 18. Chad Layton, 19. Brady Bacon, 20. Glenndon Forsythe, 21. Austin Hogue, 22. Justin Barger, 23. Adrian Shaffer, 24. Darren Mollenyoux.


Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., rocketed to his first win in

the 13th Annual Middleswarth Potato Chips Firecracker 30 for 358-360 sprint cars Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. The $2,500 United Racing Company (URC) win was Franeks second of the season at Selinsgrove and third overall this year at the wheel of the Franek Auto Sales No. 28F.

Dave Zona of Montrose also scored his second win of the season at the track in the 25-lap super late model feature, while AJ Stroup of Evendale drove to his first win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock main event.


Kyle Moody recovered from a rough start to come back in claim his first career 410 sprint car feature win and the $7,000 top prize in night #2 of PA Speedweek at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. After dropping to fifth on the first lap, Moody passed both USAC invader Brady Bacon and Tim Glatfelter on laps eight and nine to climb to his original starting spot. While running third, Moody saw second-place Glenndon Forsythe bring out the red flag with a 360 airborne spin in turns three and four of lap 18. During the race stoppage, race-long leader Adam Wilt went to the pits with a flat right rear, placing Moody in the lead for the restart. God works in mysterious ways, doesnt he? said a jubilant Moody after his wing dance in victory lane, What are the chances of losing both cars running in front of me? And not getting caught up in it was just amazing!.

Brian Montieths amazing run from 23rd to fourth put him in the PA Speedweek points lead after two shows with 259 points. The remainder of the top ten after night #2 are: 2. Alan Krimes (226), 3. Ryan Smith (216), 4. Brent Marks (205), 5. Greg Hodnett (199), 6. Danny Dietrich (196), 7. Lance Dewease (191), 8. Cory Haas (188), 9. Brady Bacon (176), 10. Kyle Moody (167).


Defending sportsman point champion Jared Umbenhauer picked an appropriate time to win as he claimed the richest sportsman event of the season, the 40-lap Summer Splash NASCAR Sportsman feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway since the entire night of racing was sponsored by Bashore Trucking/BFP Specialty. His car owner, Barry Bashore, owns Bashore Trucking. The current point leader picked up his sixth win of the season in the extra distance event for a hefty payday of $1,500 plus $100 from T.P. Trailers, Limerick and the Dans Deli -way leader mark. Umbenhauer got through traffic good running the outside, but then had to protect the bottom since thats where the car worked best later.

Jeff Strunk won his second 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified feature of the season to increase his point lead in the battle for the lucrative track and NASCAR titles. He also received an additional $250 from T.P. Trailers.

In the 30-lap NASCAR BRC Late Model feature Jason Miller, the defending point champion who sat out a few weeks due to motor issues, finally got the monkey off his back and picked ups his first win of the season plus first since June 23, 2012 and earn an additional $100 from T.P. Trailers plus the Dans Deli -way leader award. It feels great to be back and was happy that runner-up Dan Green ran him clean the entire race.

RESULTS Sportsman Feature Finish (40 Laps): 1. Jared Umbenhauer, 2. Brett Kressley, 3. Kenny Gilmore, 4. Craig Whitmoyer, 5. Brian Hirthler, 6. Brett Gilmore, 7. Paul Kline, 8. Joe Funk III, 9. Ryan Lilick, 10. Tom Miller, 11. Brandon Whitmoyer, 12. Ryan Beltz, 13. Erik Renninger, 14. Sean Weiss, 15. Jim Housworth, 16. Dean Bachman, 17. Jordan Henn, 18. Doug Snyder, 19. Kevin Dries, 20. Mike Stringer, 21. Ken Eckert, 22. Dave Bartram, 23. Ron Krex, 24. Mike Lisowski. DNQ: Jason Neidlinger, Joe Masiado, Guy Germano, Mark Behm, Jamie Undercoffler, Nathan Mohr.

NASCAR 358 Modified Feature Finish (30 Laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Doug Manmiller, 3. Mike Laise, 4. Chris Esposito, 5. Frank Cozze, 6. Ryan Grim, 7. Mike Gular, 8. Eric Biehn, 9. Terry Meitzler, 10. Tommy Scheetz III, 11. Craig Von Dohren, 12. Kevin Hirthler, 13. Ray Swinehart, 14. John Willman (provisional), 15. Brian Houseknecht, 16. Todd Smith, 17. Ron Seltmann Jr., 18. Mike Kellner, 19. Justin Grim, 20. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 21. Duane Howard, 22. Brad Arnold, 23. Tim Buckwalter, 24. Kyle Borror, 25. Jon Kellner, 26. Ryan Kunkle, 27. Jordan Umbenhauer, 28. Glenn Owens, 29. Chris Gambler. DNQ: Don Norris Jr.

BRC Late Model Feature Finish (25 Laps): 1. Jason Miller, 2. Dan Green, 3. Lou Egrie, 4. Chuck Schutz, 5. Rick Todorow, 6. Sean Merkel, 7. Wayne Pfeil, 8. Dave Ogin, 9. Kory Fleming, 10. Ron Kline, 11. Steve Wilson, 12. Steve Butler, 13. Joe Fanelli, 14. Randy Stoudt, 15. George Irwin, 16. Dirk Rimrott, 17. Buddy Mertz, 18. Bill Henning, 19. Cory Merkel. DNS: John Giesler.