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Local Racing for April 12, 2019
Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. (Greg Wareheim / Baltimore Sun)
PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY

DATE: April 6

RACE: 25-lap Super Late Model Feature WINNER: Alex Ferree, Saxonburg, Pa. CARROLL FINISHER: 3rd Chad Myers, Hampstead

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RACE NOTES: Myers and Ferree led the field to the green, with Ferree holding a slight edge by a nose at the flag stand at the completion of lap 1. Going into turn 1, Ferree cleared Myers and quickly jumped out to a comfortable lead, while 4th place starter Gene Knaub was an early mover moving into 3rd and battling for 2nd. However, Knaub would slow and pull into the infield on lap 5 with mechanical issues. Fereee would approach lap traffic on lap 10 and have trouble getting around the lap cars of Scott Slickinger and Kyle Knapp, allowing Myers and Haus to close in. As Ferree attempted to pass the lap cars over the next several laps, Andy Haus would pass Myers for 2nd on lap 18 and set his sights on the leader. By lap 22, Haus was on Ferree’s bumper. On the final turn, Haus attempted a latch ditch effort slider and the leaders made contact, beating and banging down the front stretch to a standing ovation of cheers from the fans. Ferree would hold on take the victory by a margin of .112 seconds.

RACE: 25-lap Weikert Livestock 410 Super Sprint Feature WINNER: Blane Heimbach, Selinsgrove, Pa.

RACE NOTES: Heimbach held off Lucas Wolfe and a hard-charging Anthony Macri to pick up his 13th career Weikerts Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory at the Juniata County oval. The win moved Heimbach into a tie for 26th on the all-time victory list.

RACE: 20-lap PASS/ IMCA 305 Sprint Feature WINNER: Ken Duke Jr. Selinsgrove, Pa.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

DATE: April 6

RACE: 25-lap 410 Super Sprint Feature WINNER: Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. CARROLL FINISHER: 9th Steve Owings, Westminster

RACE NOTES: Rahmer made it two in a row with last lap pass over Brian Montieth to claim his victory Saturday night. Rahmer nearly pulled off a slide job for the lead in turns 3 and 4 on lap 23. After coming out of turn 2 on the last lap, Rahmer made the pass for the lead on the back stretch and held off Monteith through turns 3 and 4 to beat him to the flag stand by .155 seconds. Rahmer’s win made him the first repeat winner in the 410 division at Lincoln Speedway in 2019.

RACE: 20-lap 358 Sprint Car Feature WINNER: Troy Wagaman Jr, Hanover, Pa. CARROLL FINISHER: 22nd Nick Palmerino, Hampstead

RACE: 25-lap Wingless Super Sportsman Feature WINNER: Bill Brian Jr. Ephrata, Pa.

TRAIL-WAY SPEEDWAY

DATE: April 6

RACE: 20-lap 270cc Micro Sprint Feature WINNER: Brent Bull, Hanover, Pa. CARROLL FINISHERS: 12th Michael Boer, Hampstead; 20th Steven Cox, Westminster

RACE NOTES: Bull survived a plethora of caution flags Bull lead every lap but the fifth to take victory on opening day. The 20-lap feature was plagued by eight cautions, a fuel stop and ultimately the final restart was given to the drivers once the 30 minute time limit was met. Following a lap four caution, sixth-starting Mike Boyer got a run on Bull and was able to complete the pass coming to the fifth lap. Bull came back the next lap, driving to the inside of Boyer through turns one and two and re-taking the lead on the sixth lap.

RACE: 20-lap 600 cc Micro Sprint Feature WINNER: Michael Thompson, Holland, Pa.

RACE: 20-lap Central PA Legend Car Feature WINNER: Bill Diehl, Wrightsville, Pa.

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RACE: 15-lap 500 Micro Midgets Feature WINNER: Josh Angle

RACE: 10-lap 300 Micro Midgets Feature WINNER: Rowdy Heffner

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

DATE: April 6

RACE: 25-lap 360 Sprint Car Feature WINNER: Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, N.J.

RACE NOTES: Mallie Schuster and Cody Keller got together in the first turn at the start of the sprint car feature with both cars flipping and bringing out the red flag immediately. Both drivers were uninjured. Outside front row starter Davie Franek swept around the outside of the track to take the lead from polesitter Derek Locke with Mark Smith, Jason Schultz, and Reinhardt in hot pursuit. On the fourth circuit, Reinhardt made the winning pass by Franek in turn one. Lap eight brought out the caution flag for a car slowing on the speedway wiping out a 2.6 second lead. Smith used the restart to take third from Locke as Reinhardt again started to build a sizable lead. Smith pressured Reinhardt at the restart but could not keep pace with him. Reinhardt beat Smith to the finish line by 3.4 seconds.

RACE: 25-lap Super Late Model Feature WINNER: Coleby Frye, Dover, Pa.

RACE: 15-lap Pro Stock Feature WINNER: Brandon Moser, Middleburg, Pa.

RACE: 12-lap Roadrunner Feature WINNER: Smith Cope, Danville, Pa.

HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY

DATE: April 6

RACE: 20-lap Late Model Sportsman Feature WINNER: Greg Moore, Defiance, Pa.

RACE NOTES: Moore started ninth, and only led the final two laps of 20 including the most important one. Kershner picked the outside line on a restart, and held the lead over Shawn Shoemaker while Moore blasted around James Lichliter and Rodney Walls, then Shoemaker to move into the runner up spot. Moore set his sights on Kershner, and then pulled alongside to just nip past the leader by inches at the white flag. Kershner made a last ditch effort to regain the lead with a slide job, but Moore was able to crossover and keep to lead to take the victory.

RACE: 15-lap Pure Stock Feature WINNER: Joey Zambotti, Kittaning, Pa.

RACE: 15-lap Hobby Stock Feature WINNER: Kevin Thomas, St. Thomas, Pa

RACE: 15-lap U-Cars Feature WINNER: Travis Brown

RACE: 20-lap Sportman Modified Feature WINNER: Chris Cogan

BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

DATE: April 7

RACE: 30-lap 410 Super Sprint Feature WINNER: Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa.

COMING EVENTS

TRAIL-WAY SPEEDWAY: April 19, 7:45 p.m. 358 Sprints, 600 cc Micro Sprints, Street Stocks, and Limited Stocks

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY: April 19, 7:30 p.m. 410 Super Sprints and Super Sportsman

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY: April 13, 7 p.m. 410 Super Sprints, 358 Sprints, and USAC East Coast Wingless Sprints; April 20, 7 p.m. 16th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial 410 Super Sprints, 358 Sprints and PA Legend Cars

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PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY: April 13, 6 p.m. Keith Kauffman Classic All Star 410 Super Sprints and Limited Late Models; April 14, 6 p.m. Lucas Oil Late Models $10,000 to win plus Limited Late Models; April 20, 6 p.m. 410 Super Sprints, Late Models, Limited Late Models and Xtreme Stocks

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY: April 13, 6 p.m. 360 Sprints, Super Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Roadrunners; April 20, 6 p.m. URC 360 Sprint, Super Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Roadrunners

HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY: April 13, 6 p.m. Lucas Oil Late Models plus Pure Stocks; April 20, 6 p.m. Mid Atlantic Modifieds, 305 Sprints, Limited Stocks, and Hobby Stocks

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