Freddie Rahmer won the Bob Stewart Tribute race
The Labor Day weekend was off to a good start Friday when Freddie Rahmer picked up the win in the Bob Stewart Tribute race, worth $5,012. It was his second win at the Grove this season.
Rahmer got the win by bolting past race-long leader Anthony Macri with just over two laps to go in the 25-lap main event. In the 358 sprint main, Zach Newlin took his first ever win at the track in the division. After a week off the Grove will be back in action with the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints Jack Gunn Memorial/Dirt Classic. The action moved on to Port Royal for a full card of racing action with the Butch Renninger Memorial where Mason Ziegler claimed $5,333 and his third career triumph at the Port Royal Speedway.
There was a second ULMS late-model feature event that was a make-up feature from earlier this season and Gregg Satterlee led all 25 laps from the pole to earn the victory for his fifth Port Royal Speedway victory of the season.
Brent Marks held off a hard charging Anthony Macri and Lance Dewease to pick up his second win of the season during the 166th Annual Juniata County Fair opener at Port Royal Speedway. Jared Fulkroad bested Devin Hart and Devin Weyandt to pick up the limited late-model race.
On Monday, Anthony Macri continued his winning ways, by starting on the pole and holding off all the challengers to take the checkered flag in the Labor Day Classic. In the wingless sportsman feature it was Billy Brian Jr.
The limited-late models saw Todd Snook claim victory, then it was back to the wingless for their makeup feature and Joey Biasi winning.
Coming up this weekend id the Tuscarora 50 running with the Juniata County Fair.
Down at Lincoln Speedway Danny Dietrich inked his name into history with a sweep of the Twin 20 features during the Bob Leiby Memorial on Saturday night. The only other driver to accomplish this feat in Lincoln history was Steve Smith (1992). It had been eight years since Twin 20 features were on the card at Lincoln. Brian Montieth and Dietrich split the last Twin 20 event held in 2012.
At Selinsgrove Speedway, Anthony Macri picked up the 30-lap National Open Qualifier for 410 sprints Sunday, besting Brent Marks after a battle for the lead with nine circuits to go.
Macri’s first career oval win was worth $5,000 and it earned him a guaranteed starting spot in the Sept. 26, $20,000-to-win National Open Jim Nace Memorial.
Danville’s Jeff Rine drove around Pittsburgh’s Jared Miley to pick up the 30-lap ULMS super-late model feature worth $4,000. The victory was Rine’s 112th at the track and it saw him record the Civil War super-late model series title as waged between Selinsgrove and Williams Grove Speedways.
Jake Jones took the lead on a final lap restart to pick up the 12-lap roadrunner feature to close out the night.
At Hidden Valley Speedway, the Claude Dean Luzier Memorial was held Saturday as the 2020 points championships were decided.
Billy Eash of Johnstown won the super-late model feature as well as the title. Tom Decker Jr. of Bellwood picked up his third straight semi-late feature, but it was Gary Little of Clearfield who took the title.
Todd English of Clearfield picked up his seventh small-block modified feature en route to his first ever championship. Duke Davidson of Mahaffey won the street stock feature, but it was Raymond Reynolds of Fallentimber who earned his career first street stock title. Greg Blystone of Indiana picked up the pure stock feature win and Brad Benton of Duncansville picked up the title. Clearfield’s Eric Luzier doubled up by taking both the four-cylinders.
At Bedford, Mason Zeigler rallied late to score the big win as Bedford began the Labor Day weekend. The event was the annual Labor Day 55 and was worth $70,55 to the winner. In other action, Dalton Ritchey survived a wild last lap melee to score the pure stock event and Mike Altobelli came from deep in the field to claim the EMod closer.
Jesse Snyder — who began 2020 in retirement, having sold his car to Pork Sell — returned for a cameo appearance in that car and won the special 30-lap, semi-late event at Bedford Sunday night.
Garrett Bard made it look easy winning the special 305 sprint event and Taylor Farlling acted similarly in the limited race before James Fairall closed the evening with a four-cylinder win.
See you at the races.