Auto racing roundup: Macri wins 410 sprint car race
Saturday night was the 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial/Selinsgrove National Open for 410 sprint cars, and the young gun –Anthony Macri of Dillsbug — picked up the biggest race of his sprint car career. It was his second career win at the speedway. Macri started out the night by setting a new track record in qualifications, turning a lap of 15.544 seconds around the big half-mile, breaking the one-year old record of 15.694 set at last years event by Kerry Madsen.
In total, nine drivers timed in under the old track record. Macri then drew the pole for the 40-lap Nace National Open and proceeded to take the checkered flag, $20,000 and bragging rights.
Freddie Rahmer finished second in the race for the third year in a row aboard his father’s No. 51. Garrett Bard lead all 20 laps of the 305 sprint main to close out the night and the season at the track.
On Friday night in the National Open Tune-Up race, Rahmer won his third sprint car feature of the season at Williams Grove Speedway, and in doing so, the Salfordville speedster expanded his lead in the season-long point standings with just two races to go in the season. Derek Locke of Carlisle drove by point challenger Kevin Nouse to score the win in the 358 sprint main and sealed the track title in the division.
The victory was also his third of the season at the track.
The 58th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open looms this weekend at the Cumberland County oval. Sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series, the two-day affair Friday and Saturday will put the eyes of the sprint car world on the Grove. The National Open Preliminary will feature a 25-lap main paying $10,000 to the winner Friday. Then on Saturday, the 2020 Champion Racing Oil National Open will again offer the biggest winner’s share ever in the history of the oval and in the East at $75,000 for 40-laps of work.
Russ Mitten has been fast enough to win a pile of races at BAPS Motor Speedway during the 2020 season. If it wasn’t bad luck, it was another competitor having a faster car or being in the right place at the right time to have things break their way. Still, you could feel another win was around the corner for the Newville standout. That moment came Saturday.
Sporting a fresh powerplant, Mitten captured the Super Sportsman Dirty 30 for his second win of the season. His 13th career BAPS Motor Speedway victory netted him $3,000. Kenny Edkin pocketed an extra $500 for winning the Dash for Cash courtesy of Dirty Deeds, who was the title sponsor of the event. Mitten set quick time with a lap of 16.896. Jay Fannasy was Hard Charger, advancing from 16th to seventh.
In the 358 late-model competition, Travis Mease led the final seven circuits and collected the win in the 25-lap main event. Showers hit the speedway after the completion of the late-model feature. The street stock feature will be made up Saturday, Oct. 10, and the extreme stock feature will be made up Saturday, Oct. 24.
See you at the races.
410 sprints, 30 Laps: 1) 39M Anthony Macri 2) 51 Freddie Rahmer 3) 5 Dylan Cisney 4) 69K Lance Dewease 5) 3Z Brock Zearfoss
305 sprints, 20-Laps: 1) 95 Garrett Bard 2) 2H Derek Hauck 3) 67 Ken Duke 4) 20 Doug Dodson 5) 36 Jaremi Hanson
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Freddie Rahmer, 2. Anthony Macri, 3. Brent Marks, 4. Robbie Kendall, 5. Brian Montieth
358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Derek Locke, 2. Kevin Nouse, 3. Brett Wanner, 4. Steve Owings, 5. Alyson Dietz
Legends Race of Champions Finish (30 laps) 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell ; 2. 25-Chrisopher Clanton ; 3. 51-Travis McClelland ; 4. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer ; 5. 2-Ryan Sullivan 
305 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps) 1. 95-Garrett Bard ; 2. 99-Devin Adams ; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr. ; 4. M1-Justin Mills ; 5. 2-Derek Hauck 
U.S. Legends Young Lions Feature Finish (30 laps) 1. 19-Jaiden Reyna ; 2. 1-Nikita Johnson ; 3. 75-Daniel Adam ; 4. 49-Tommie Quenzer ; 5. 21-Payton Jones 
Semi-Pro Feature Finish (30 laps) 1. 99-Landon Lewis ; 2. 64-Billy Workman Jr. ; 3. 51-Steven Partin ; 4. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer ; 5. 18-Chris Transeau 
Masters Feature Finish (30 laps) 1. 83-Joey Clanton ; 2. 19-Travis Perry ; 3. 5-Scott Houdeshell ; 4. 66-Joe Adam ; 5. 6-Sean Dawson 
Pro Feature Finish (30 laps) 1. 10-Jeremy Ott ; 2. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne ; 3. 25-Christopher Clanton ; 4. 53-Bill Diehl ; 5. 51-Travis McClelland 
Non-Feature Winners Race Finish (20 laps) 1. 18J-Jorjie Sweger ; 2. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer ; 3. 18-Chris Transeau ; 4. 27-Logan Carbaugh ; 5. 41-Chuck Dell 
358 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps) 1. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle ; 2. 38s-Jordan Strickler ; 3. 23-Chris Arnold ; 4. 35-Steve Owings ; 5. 3-Jeff Paulson 
BAPS SUPER SPORTSMAN Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77-Russ Mitten; 2. 69J-Tony Jackson; 3. 70D-Frankie Herr; 4. 30-Scott Dellinger; 5. 383-Steve Fannasy
CREEKSIDE AUTO SALES LATE MODELS Feature (20 Laps): 1. 116-Travis Mease; 2. NINE-Alan Sagi; 3. 72-Wayne Pfeil; 4. 115-Troy Miller; 5. 115S-Shaun Miller