Ott picks up memorable victory at Gunn Memorial
Selinsgrove – Aaron Ott chased down Davie Franek in the first half of Saturday night’s 34th running of the Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars before securing the lead and rocketing to his first career win at the Selinsgrove Speedway.
Ott earned $3,500 for his victory in the 30-lap United Racing Company-sanctioned tribute race. Ott, who also won the URC 360 sprint car race Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, became the fourth different 360 sprint car feature winner this season at Selinsgrove.
Tim Wilson also earned his first career win at the track in the 25-lap super late model feature. Wilson became the division’s sixth different winner in seven races this season.
The suspenseful, wheel-to-wheel battle in the 15-lap pro stock feature went to Kyle Bachman, his second of the season.
PORT?ROYAL?SPEEDWAY: Brady Bacon took the $6,000 USAC Eastern Storm sprint car feature event, putting on an exciting show for the fans for his first-ever oval victory.
For Bacon, aboard the Hoffman Racing No. 69, the victory helped widen his advantage in the Eastern Storm series that concludes this Sunday night.
In the 15-lap econo late-model feature event, super sub Trent Brenneman upset the field while filling in for regular driver Todd Snook to etch his name in the Port Royal history books where his grandfather Butch Renninger won many stock car races and titles.
The 20-lap ARDC Midget feature went to Steve Drevicki in a flag-to-flag performance.
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY: J.J. Grasso held off Danny Dietrich and then points leader Alan Krimes to claim his first career Lincoln Speedway 410 sprint car feature win in the Annual Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn, Sr. Memorial Saturday night.
Time trials and four-car inversions for the qualifiers placed Grasso on the outside of the front row for the 25-lapper. Grasso followed polesitter Steve Owings for a lap before making what turned out to be the race-winning pass on lap two. Despite leading the rest of the way, Grasso had to withstand the mid-race challenges of fourth-starting Dietrich and then the late-race charge of sixth-starting Krimes.
In the 358 sprint division, Chase Dietz started the night off by scoring his second career win in the make-up feature from May 24. Mike Bittinger held off Jeff Rohrbaugh and C.J. Tracey to win the regularly-scheduled event.
Kurt Zimmerman won his first-ever Lincoln feature in the 20-lap All-American Outlaw event, a race which saw five lead changes among three drivers.
WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY: Donnie Kreitz turned in a finish for the 410 sprint ages Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway, staging an eye-opening run for victory that saw him erase a more than seven-second lead by Brian Montieth to nip him by .010 seconds at the finish line.
Including bonus and lap monies, Kreitz pocketed well over $4,500 for the regular, 25-lap win, which was the 59th of his Williams Grove career.
Aaron Ott was the winner of the 25-lap URC sprint main, taking over $2,000 for his convincing victory.
DOG HOLLOW SPEEDWAY: The Lias Tire FASTRAK Crate Late Models were the main event this week in the Thunder Dog 25 paying $1000 to win. Andrew Satterlee came from the back of the 18-car field for his second straight win.
Ron Delano, Jr. picked up his first of the season in the Townsend Gas & Oil Super Late Models as did Jack Theys in the FWD 4 Cylinders. David Beahr notched his second straight in the Pure Stocks.
HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY: While having various top finishes all season, Marvin Winters still lacked a win and Saturday night, it all came together for the “Black Bandit” Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Late-Model racer. It was his overall career 26th and first triumph since July 2010.
Chad Myers was victorious for the second time this season in the Malloy Ford Late-Model Sportsman event, with Mike Corbin posting win No. 7 in the K. Lynn Management Pure Stocks, Gary Proctor, driving to win No. 4 in the Mason Dixon Auto Auction Hobby Stocks and Ryan Laye, getting his seventh win in the Cochran Auctioneers Four-cylinders.
AMERICA’S MOTORSPORTS PARK: Luke Hoffner became the fourth different Randy Sterling Trucking late-model winner in as many races Saturday night at America’s Motorsports Park in Clearfield. Hoffner led a list of new winners, as Denny Forney won the Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub Semi-Late feature, John Braim won the Point Break and Spring Laurel Highlands Sprints, Dan Smeal won the Srock Contracting Street Stocks, Justin Queen won the WG Satterlee Pure Stocks, and Jody Frantz won the Clearfield County Metals four-cylinders for the first time.
HUMMINGBIRD SPEEDWAY: Bob Connor earned his first career win in the BWP Bats Steel Block Late-Model division.
Kyle Shannon capitalized on an early dash to the lead winning the street-stock class. The winner of the Sunny 106.5 Micro-Sprint feature race was Brian Haney. Doug Surra continues to dominate in the pure-stock division with win No. 4, and John Campisano brought his front wheel driver four-cylinder for the first time this season making the best of it with a win.
PATH VALLEY SPEEDWAY: Wes Bonebrake started first in the 25-lap late-model feature and was in control from the first turn to the checkered flag, leading the non-stop event by nearly half of a lap at the finish. Andy Fries finished second, followed by Steve Bailor, Josh Berrier and Tim Snare.
The 4-cylinder thunder cars and strictly stocks ran a combined race with separate scoring. Charlie Stallman dominated the thunder cars, winning the heat and leading all 20 laps for the feature win. Kyle Martin finished second and Justin Williamson third. Glen Wilson took the lead from Rusty Garlock in the strictly stocks on lap eight and then held off several attempts by Garlock to retake the lead to earn his second win this year.
Bill Kennedy led the mini-stock feature until suffering engine trouble just past halfway. Korey Washinger was dealing with his own issues, but had enough speed to catch Kennedy and make the winning pass on lap No. 16. The win is Washinger’s first this year. Barry Welch finished third. In the super stocks. Bill Powell and Brad McGinnis ran bumper-to-bumper for nearly all 20 laps with Powell leading the way from start-to-finish. Shawn Shoemaker finished just ahead of Austin Johnson for third while Troy Eckenrode finished fifth. Powell also won the heat race.
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