Haus, Smith come on late at Bedford
BEDFORD — Andy Haus and Mark Smith rallied late to score big wins at Bedford Speedway on Friday night.
Haus’ win came in the track’s regular 25-lap late model event, while Smith scored in the annual URC visit to the track.
In other action, Mike Altobelli Jr. continued his 2018 romp with another Emod win, Denny Pittman came from 13th to take the pure stock win, and Wayne Brenize closed the evening with another four-cylinder victory.
JENNERSTOWN — The violent storms that moved through the region over the weekend forced the cancellation of the first “Motor Mountain Mania” presentation of 2018 at the Jennerstown Speedway Complex.
The celebration of opening day will now coincide with the track’s annual Armed Forces Appreciation Night of stock car racing, Saturday at 6 p.m.
This Saturday, the racing season will launch at 6 p.m., with the Jennerstown Speedway Complex gates opening at 4pm. Armed Forces men and women will receive free admission with proper identification.
STRONGSTOWN — Michael Lake celebrated his 17thbirthday by winning the 25-lap Spring Time Spectacular for the Townsend Gas & Oil Super Late Models at Dog Hollow Speedway Friday night.
Also earning wins on opening night were John Redshaw (AMSOIL Pure Stocks), Max Blair (RUSH Crate Late Models), Nate Smith (358 Semi Lates), Levi Spinneweber (Super 6) and Eric Boozel (DM Craig Fabrication & Welding 4 Cylinders).
Clinton County: After two straight Friday nights of rainouts, CCMS final got its opening nights events in the books, with four of the five divisions getting there features in before rain wiped out the final feature.
Dylan Yoder oscored the win in the C&E Containers Limited Late-Model 25-lap feature. Brad Mellott drove to the 20-lap Laurel Highlands Sprint Series 305 feature, with Tommy Dawson scored the 15-lap pro stock feature win with Jeff Weaver opicking up the 270-micro sprint feature.
CCMS will be back in action this Friday night with another five-division show of limited late models, pro-stocks, 270 micros, along with the 600 micros, along with a make-up feature for the FWD four-cylinders and another show for the division.
Williams Grove: Lance Dewease rocketed to his 89th career Williams Grove Speedway sprint car win on Friday night, worth $4,000 in what was a tune-up for the regulars as they prepare for next week’s invasion by the World of Outlaws. The victory put Dewease just one back of tying Fred Rahmer for the most sprint car wins in history at the oval.
The 20-lap 358 sprint main was under caution on lap four when rains hit the track, forcing postponement of the balance of the feature.
The Speedway will host the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on two nights, coming up this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
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