Montieth earns win at the Grove
Mechanicsburg — “The Edge,” Brian Montieth, returned to Williams Grove Speedway victory lane on Friday night for the first time since August 2016, scoring a popular win in the 410 sprint car main.
In the 358 sprint feature, Kevin Nouse pounced on a restart with two laps to go to steal the win from Jeff Halligan.
One of the biggest shows of the season is set for this Friday when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour 360 c.i. sprint cars invade the track to battle with the URC Sprints in the Eleven Oaks Farm Battle At The Grove.
The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will also be on the card.
Port Royal — Greg Hodnett won his first sprint car feature of the season at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking the $3,600 win after getting by Rick Lafferty for the lead.
In the 30-lap ULMS Chiller Thriller for super late models, Jason Covert drove by Matt Cosner for the lead and $3,000 victory.
Andrew Yoder scored the econo late model main, and Bill Powell took the xtreme stock feature.
Port Royal Speedway will host Free Student Night, Youth Baseball/Softball Team Uniform Night and Camera and Autograph Night coming up this Saturday at 7 p.m.
On the racing agenda will be the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprint cars along with the River Valley Builders super late models, the Creasy Signs 305 sprints and the Gray’s Insurance econo late models.
Selinsgrove — Selinsgrove Speedway officials waited out a few afternoon rain showers before race cars took to the racing surface Saturday and set several new track records.
Jason Shultz of Carlisle drove to his first win of the season in the 25-lap 360 sprint car feature, holding off a late-race charge by opening-night winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J. The $2,000 victory was Shultz’s 16th career at Selinsgrove.
In qualifying, Cody Keller of Selinsgrove set a new eight-lap track record for 360 sprint cars in 2:15.76.
Bryan Bernheisel of Jonestown shared the front row with his father, Jim Bernheisel, for the start of the 25-lap season opener for super late models and drove to his fifth career Selinsgrove victory worth $2,000.
Brad Mitch of McClure made his first start of the season in the pro stock division’s biggest race and became the third driver to win three A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock 20s. Mitch collected $1,000. Shaun Lawton of Bloomsburg set a new one-lap track record of 23.455.
Ryan Zook of Mifflintown made a thrilling last lap pass coming off the fourth turn for his second win of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner race.
Selinsgrove will present the first-ever appearance by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour at 7 p.m. Saturday, presented by Eleven Oaks Farm and Mach 1 Chassis. The race will pay $5,000 to win and $400 to start. The limited late models and pro stocks will share the racing card with the 360 sprint cars.
Abbottstown — With more than 80 cars in the pits, Lincoln Speedway was in the middle of hot laps when the rains returned on Saturday night, forcing officials to cancel the racing program.
The cancellation will move the Sterner Memorial for 410 sprints to this Saturday, along with the 358 Sprints and Central Pennsylvania Legends.