Friesen claims Port Royal win
Port Royal hosted the Short Track Super Series last weekend with a three-day show as Staurt Friesen claimed his 32nd career Bob Hilbert Sportswear win along with the $50,000 pay. It was his second big pay day after he won the Fonda 200 in September.
BAPS Speedway was in action also and Steve Davis felt comfortable at BAPS Motor Speedway the first time he took a fast lap on the racing surface.
It showed in his performance in 602 modified competition this season. When Davis pulled into the York Haven facility, the competition was running for second place.
That was the case, again, Sunday during the 18th annual Insinger Performance/Sunoco Nationals. Davis used a tactical approach and made his car last to the finish under tricky conditions to capture the Hot Frog Hot 50. It was his sixth win in six starts in 2022 at BAPS.
“Not a chance,” said Smith when asked if he imagined sweeping the season series at BAPS Motor Speedway. “It’s unbelievable, right now. To take every one of them with the quality of cars we’ve had … I just like this place. It fits my driving style well.
It was a big day for Davis. As he mentioned, he took top honors in the Open Sportsman Modified main event, dominating the 20-lap affair after taking the lead on the eight circuit and cruising to a 1.294-second victory.
The winning march in the 50-lap 602 modified feature wasn’t as easy. Craig Whitmoyer started on the pole and left the field sit in the first half of the race.
In extreme stock competition, Patrick McClane dominated the 50-lap main event by leading every lap from his outside-pole starting spot.
Joey Hoffer was equally impressive in late model action, leading every lap to win the 20-lap main event.
Jorjie Sweger continued her winning pace in the Gene Latta Ford Central Pa. Legends. The young driver won her third straight with the series in a 20-lap nail-biter.
In the 20-lap street stock feature, Brian Walls took the lead from Jim Palm on lap 6 and led the rest of the main event. AJ Hoffner left the field sit in the 30-lap limited stock main and took the win by 4.277 seconds. Connor Cantwell won the classic car feature.
The 18th annual Insinger Performance/Sunoco Nationals fueled by Miller’s Racing Parts was a two-day event. On Friday, Ken Duke Jr. won a thriller over Doug Dodson in the 305 sprint car main event.
At Lincoln Speedway, Freddie Rahmer had locked up the 2021 410 sprint car championship prior to Saturday’s Night of Champions event. The final win of the season was still up for grabs though and four of the top five in the feature line-up were looking for their first Lincoln win of the season. Matt Campbell claimed the victory for his first win of the season in the 410 ranks while after waiting over two years after his second win at Lincoln to score his third career victory at the track last week, Steve Owings made quick work of getting his fourth win at the track with his win on Saturday night.
Not only was it Owing’s fourth win at the track, the victory secured his first Lincoln 358 sprint car Championship.
Port Royal is back next week with the 10th annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge 305 sprints, late models, and front-wheel drive four-cylinders.
See you at the races!