Local Auto Racing Roundup
For the Express
At Port Royal Speedway Blane Heimbach held off Lucas Wolfe and the hard charging Anthony Macri to pick up his 13th career “Weikerts Livestock 410 Sprint Car” victory on Saturday night. Alex Ferree held off a hard charging Andy Haus during the non-stop 25 lap River Valley Builders Late Model race to claim his first career victory. Ken Duke Jr. claimed the victory in a 20 lap non-stop feature for the PASS/IMCA Penns Valley Meat Market 305 Sprint Cars. While down at Selinsgrove they opened the season with Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., driving for John Westbrook, picked up his first career win at the speedway in the 25-lap 360 sprint car event. Coleby Frye, of Dover, wired the field for the win in the 25-lap model feature. It was Frye’s 21st career win at the Snyder County oval. Reinhardt and Frye both collected $2,200 for their Opening Day victories.
Brandon Moser, of Middleburg, and Smith Cope, of Danville, also wired the field for their opening night wins in the 15-lap pro stock and 12-lap roadrunner main events, respectively.
Not to be outdone for action, Freddie Rahmer made it two in a row with his victory at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Rahmer’s win on Saturday made him the first repeat winner in the 410 division at the Speedway in 2019. In the 358 Sprint race Troy Wagaman held off Wyatt Hinkle and beat him to the checker flag Jeff Halligan finished third. In the Wingless Super Sportsman race Billy Brian Jr., who is no stranger to the Speedway, having won the 410 Track Championship in 1995 and he won a World of Outlaws race at the track in 1993. On Saturday night he went on to take the checkered flag over Carmen Perigo Jr. Wilbur crossed the line third. Tony Jackson finished fourth and Drevicki held on to finish fifth. Next Saturday, Lincoln is back in action with 410 & 358 Sprint Cars and USAC East Coast Sprints. Down at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday night Danny Dietrich claimed his 12th career win at the York Haven speedway. Kevin Nouse started seventh and methodically made his way to the front to earn the win in the 25-Lap 358 Sprint Car main event. The 305 Sprint Car feature was postponed to April 20th when persistent rain hit the speedway. All that was following Kenny Edkin on Saturday when he led the entire 25-lap distance and collected his second BAPS Paints Super Sportsman win in three starts at the speedway to kick off the 2019 season.
Bobby Beard started on the pole and wired the field in the Creekside Auto Sales 358 Sprint Car main event.
Will Walls topped the field in an entertaining 20-Lap Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock main event.
Travis Horan made a late-race pass on Patrick McClane to capture the 20-lap Superior Homes Extreme Stock feature.
410 Sprint Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Blane Heimbach; 2. Lucas Wolfe; 3. Anthony Macri; 4. Danny Dietrich; 5. Ryan Smith
Late Model Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Alex Ferree 2. Andy Haus 3. Chad Myers 4. Jeff Rine 5. Mike Lupfer
305 Sprint Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Ken Duke Jr.; 2. Jonathan Jones; 3. Nathan Gramley; 4. Nick Sweigart; 5. Ryan Lynn
360 Sprint Cars – 15 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 2) M1 Mark Smith 3) 77 Derek Locke 4) 29 Jason Shultz 5) 35 Chad Layton
Late Models – 21 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) F1 Coleby Frye 2) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 3) 22 Brett Schadel 4) 4S Danny Snyder 5) 74 Randy Christine
Pro Stocks – 10 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 8M Brandon Moser 2) 92 Shaun Lawton 3) 99B Kyle Bachman 4) 00 Cory Long 5) 94 Brad Myers
Roadrunners – 13 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 1 Smith Cope 2) 28Z Jason Zook 3) 33 Curtis Lawton 4) 2B Brian Mabus 5) 12 Tom Underwood
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($3,500); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter
358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. ($1,100); 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 45-Jeff Halligan; 4. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton
Wingless Super Sportsman Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 16-Billy Brian Jr.($1,500); 2. 93-Carmen Perigo Jr.; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur; 4. 17J-Tony Jackson; 5. 28-Steve Drevicki
410 SPRINT CARS Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 26-Cory Eliason
358 SPRINT CARS Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman; 3. 45-Jeff Halligan; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 00-Chris Frank
SUPER SPORTSMAN Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 75-Kenny Edkin; 2. 30-Scott Dellinger; 3. 70D-Frankie Herr; 4. 23-Justin Foster; 5. 318-Steve Fannasy
358 LATE MODELS Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 60-Bobby Beard; 2. 118-Sean Merkel; 3. 13X-Ben Whitaker; 4. 5-Charles Potts; 5. H22-Eric Hohol
MORGAN PAVING/AQUAFUN POOLS STREET STOCKS Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 21W-Will Walls; 2. 52-Brian Walls; 3. 43-Eric Tripp; 4. 99-Chad Smith; 5. 80D-Greg Diehl
SUPERIOR HOMES EXTREME STOCKS Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 21H-Travis Horan; 2. 21A-Patrick McClane; 3. 1A-Scott Arnold; 4. 18C-Matt Adams; 5. 15-Jeff Gill