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Drivers compete at Lincoln, Selinsgrove Speedways

What a weekend. Finally some normalcy in an otherwise very confused time as there were races at Lincoln, Selinsgrove and Baps.

At Lincoln Speedway, Chad Trout led every lap of the 30-lap feature. They had 46 sprinters to compete Saturday. Brandon Rahmer is the current points leader and he started second. After multiple yellow flags,

Trout had a lead of 2.109 seconds with five laps to go as he approached the tail end of the field. Trout held onto this lead and beat Freddie Rahmer by 1.052 seconds. Tim Wagaman crossed the line third and Chase Dietz held on for a fourth-place finish. Tim Glatfelter finished fifth.

In the 358 sprint season opener Todd Rittenhouse Jr. started on the pole and held on for his fourth career 358 victory at the track. Brett Wanner crossed the line third, Ashley Cappetta finished fourth and Tyler Ross held on for a fifth-place finish.

Kyle Reinhardt scored a convincing win in the Selinsgrove Speedway season opener for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars Sunday, taking $4,000 for the win after wrestling the lead away from Freddie Rahmer. Reinhardt drove from Missouri on Saturday to make it to Selinsgrove for Sunday and refused to be denied as he took command back from Rahmer who had challenged his lead.

Selinsgrove Speedway will continue its season Friday and Saturday with another exciting weekend of action.

Friday’s action will feature the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars competing in another $4,000 to win main event with action getting underway at 8 p.m.

The limited late-models will join the Modern Heritage 410 sprints on the Friday night card, racing for $1,000 to win with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

And then on Saturday night, the focus shifts to the first 360 sprint car race held anywhere in the East this season when the New York based Patriot Sprint Tour invades to battle Pennsylvania Posse 360 drivers in the annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial, paying $3,071 to the winner. The Apache Tree Service 305 sprints will also be on the racing card along with the A&A Auto Stores roadrunners.

Saturday racing is slated for 7 p.m.

At BAPS Motorspeedway, Kenny Edkin indicated that he was getting used to staying home on the weekends and didn’t know if he wanted to come race.

It didn’t look like that way during Saturday’s BAPS Super Sportsman Season Opener at BAPS Motor Speedway. In fact, it looked like Edkin was in mid-season form and didn’t miss a beat from last season.

Edkin beat Frankie Herr to the front in the 25-lap main event and sped away to the victory by a healthy 3.198 seconds over the field. The win comes on the heels of a nine-win season and track championship.

Troy Miller started on the outside pole and collected the victory in the 20-lap Creekside Auto Sales limited late-model main.

In the Mike’s Towing and Recovery and Frankie’s Used Auto Parts Street Stock division, Jasen Geesaman took the season opener.

Former 410 Sprint Car driver Austin Hogue earned the win in the Superior Homes Extreme Stock feature event.

See you at the races.

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