Local racing notebook: Late pass gives Dewease win
The first 410 Sprint Car show Sunday at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex lived up to its billing. Lance Dewease executed a last-lap pass on Timmy Shaffer to wrest control of the 30-lap $4,000-to-win feature. Dewease and Shaffer started on the front row and just an early caution marred the race.
The final 23 laps were run nonstop and at the checkered flag the top-five were Dewease, Shaffer, Logan Schuchart in third, Cole Duncan in fourth and Caleb Helms in fifth. Other notables included Friday's Lernerville winner Cap Henry in sixth, Ed Lynch Jr. in eighth, Jack Sodeman Jr. in 10th, Danny Shetler in 14th, Brandon Matus in 15th, Brian Ellenberger 17th, Brent Matus 18th and Brandon Spithaler 22nd.
Satterlee gets first victories of the season
Gregg Satterlee's Super Late Model season picked up some much-needed momentum this past weekend in Virginia as he won his first two races of the season. The first came Friday at Eastside Speedway, where Satterlee held off a challenge from Jason Covert to win that $5,000 to win feature. That was followed the next night with a victory at Winchester Speedway in the Lee Stultz Memorial. Satterlee led all 35 laps and took home the $3,000 purse.
World of Outlaws Sprints at Eldora
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car series was at Eldora Speedway for a pair of shows last weekend. Friday night Kerry Madsen came away with his first series victory of the season. Madsen led the final 14 laps to earn the $10,000 purse. Craig Dollansky finished second and Paul McMahan was third, Eldora's owner Tony Stewart finished 14th.
On Saturday Daryn Pittman's strong season got a little better with his fourth victory of the year. Pittman used a solid restart to get around Brian Brown and Donny Schatz to take the lead with eight laps remaining.
The WoO Sprints are at Elko Speedway in Minnesota tonight followed by a show Saturday at Knoxville Raceway before heading back to eastern Pennsylvania for three shows; May 15 at Lincoln Speedway and then a pair of shows May 17-18 at Williams Grove Speedway.
Heading into Friday's race, Pittman is the current leader, 124 points in front of McMahan. Pittman this season has 13 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. Timmy Kaeding has won three features this season and Schatz and Dollansky both have won two.
Lukon wins first Super Late feature
Kyle Lukon has been one of the best Crate Late Model drivers at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway the past few seasons. During that time he has also been running a Super Late Model, and Saturday it paid off. Lukon won the first Super Late feature of his career.
Lukon took the lead from Tommy Beck on Lap 2 and led the final 23 laps for the victory. Beck was knocked out of the race with a mechanical issue on Lap 4. Lukon's victory is the first Super Late victory this season by a driver with a spec motor. He is also the 99th different Super Late feature winner since PPMS opened in 1979.
Tony Musolino finished second. Michael Norris, Lynn Geisler and Alex Ferree rounded out the top five. Lukon did not pull off the sweep because Colton Flinner won the RUSH Pro Late Model feature. Lukon was second. Other winners included Bill Robertson in Late Model Sportsman, Christian Schneider in Hobby Stocks and Dylan Bolind in Young Guns.
2013 Lernerville Points
Sprint Cars: 1. Eric Williams, 63; 2 (tie). Jack Sodeman Jr., Brandon Spithaler, 56; 4. Dan Kuriger, 53; 5. Danny Shetler, 52; 6 (tie). Brandon Matus, Brian Ellenberger, 50; 8. Brent Matus, 45; 9. Scott Priester, 41; 10. Cap Henry, 40
Late Models: 1. Dave Hess Jr., 75; 2. John Garvin Jr., 69; 3. Davey Johnson, 66; 4. Michael Norris, 63; 5. Jared Miley, 62; 6. Alex Ferree, 57; 7. Dan Angelicchio, 53; 8. Chuck Sarver, 39; 9 (tie). Jason Rider, Kenny Schaltenbrand, Todd Bachman, 34
V-8 Modifieds: 1. Matt Williamson, 78; 2. Jim Weller, 67; 3. Jeremiah Shingledecker, 62; 4. Rex King, 60; 5, Dave Murdick, 59; 6. Brad Rapp, 57; 7. Steve Feder, 51; 8. Brian Swartzlander, 50; 9. Eric Gabany, 48; 10. Mike Turner, 47
Sportsman Stocks: 1. Corey McPherson, 77; 2. A.J. Flick, 72; 3. Brett McDonald, 61; 4. Joe Kelley, 59; 5 (tie). Bob Egley, Mark Sanders, 54; 7. Joe Anthony/Jake Simmons, 53; 8. Mike Miller, 50; 9. Paul Schreckengost, 45; 10. Jimmy Fosnaught, 44
Lernerville Speedway History Corner: Three of the top four spots in the current All-Star Sprint standings are occupied by former Lernerville Speedway champions. Current leader Dale Blaney won his championship in 1991. Timmy Shaffer, the four-time defending All-Star champion, won his Lernerville title in 1993. Danny Holgraver, fourth in All-Star points, won his Lernerville title in 2010.
Thomas Zuck is a freelance writer.