Dietrich fights off rain, restarts to win

Area Auto Racing

PORT ROYAL — Danny Dietrich held off multiple late restarts and fought off a nearly 2-hour rain delay earlier in the night to bring home his first Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Series victory of the season at ‘The Speed Palace’ at Port Royal Speedway.

After the final restart green flag dropped, Brock Zearfoss slid under Dietrich and attempted to make it stick coming out of turn 2. However, Dietrich powered back under him going down the backstretch and ran through the middle of turns 3 and 4 to claim his sixth career Port Royal victory and the $3,600 payday by a margin of .364 seconds over Zearfoss, Steve Buckwalter, George Hobaugh and Cory Haas.

Colton Flinner claimed his second career River Valley Builders super late model victory following a lap 2 pass of pole sitter Trent Brenneman during the nonstop 25-lap feature.

Devin Hart passed Troy Miller in lap traffic on lap 11 and went unchallenged in non-stop action in Mason Dixon limited late model action.

Brad Mitch came from the fifth starting position to beat Pete Leister in the 15-lap Juniata Junction Restaurant extreme stock series feature.


SELINSGROVE — An April storm cloud delayed the heats at the Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night with a shower but all it did was make the fast, smooth track even faster.

Ryan Kissinger of Bloomsburg was the winner in the United Racing Club 25-lap 360 sprint car feature. Hayes Mattern of Beavertown won the 25-lap late model feature. Both earned $2,000 for their victories in the third racing event of the season at the track.

Pro stock point leader Brandon Moser of Middleburg was the season’s first repeat winner in the division’s 15-lap race, while Will Brunson of Middleburg picked up his first feature win of the year in the 12-lap roadrunner race.


ABBOTTSTOWN — Fayetteville driver Lance Dewease started the night with the second quickest time in time trials.

Dewease drew the fourth starting spot, lining him up behind Adam Wilt, Dan Shetler and Chase Dietz for the start of the 33-lap feature.

A few yellow flag restarts later and Dewease crossed the line a whopping 4.392 seconds ahead of Siegel to take home the $6,900 check and his second Weldon Sterner Memorial victory.

Wilt held on to third with Rahmer finishing fourth. Ryan Smith completed the top five.

In the 358 sprint car feature, Jeff Halligan started in the 13th spot, and ended the night in victory lane.

In the Central PA Legends feature, Mason Chaney started third behind pole-sitter Roscoe Clough and Bill Diehl, and used patience to claim his first win of the season.