LOCAL AUTO RACING: Points leaders strong at Selinsgrove
It was a night dominated by the point leaders at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night.
Pat Cannon of Etters extended his point lead in the 358 sprint cars with his eighth win of the season and Jeff Rine of Danville did the same thing with his fifth late model win of the season.
For Cannon, it was career win No. 49 and for Rine, it was career win No. 84.
Cannon drove by Scott Wilson on lap 17 and went on to the win. Mark Smith, Josh Beard and Jason Shultz followed.
Rine won the late model feature over Bryan Bernheisel, Chris Shuey, Matt Cochran and Jim Bernheisel. He took the lead on lap 14 from Shuey.
Cannon led Shultz by 25 heading into the weekend and Rine led Dylan Yoder by 260.
Brad Mitch of McClure won his sixth pro stock feature of the season and Ashland's Brian Johnson did the same in the roadrunner feature.
On Labor Day weekend, Selinsgrove hosts the World of Outlaw late models for the first time in the track's history. The late models will run a tuneup event
Saturday with time trials setting the field and a 30-lap main event paying $2,000 to win. The other divisions join the late models on Saturday.
Craig Von Dohren took the lead from Duane Howard on lap four and went on to win his fifth modified feature of the season Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway. His 79th career win allowed him to extend his point lead with six point races remaining. Howard held on for second followed by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Tim Buckwalter.
Kevin Beach Jr. won the sportsman modified feature, and Shon Elk won in the roadrunners.
Logan Schuchart drove by Chad Layton on lap 27 and won the Keith Kauffman tribute race at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night.
Schuchart's first career win at Port Royal was worth $5,000. Brent Marks led the first lap before Layton got by. Schuchart took the lead from Layton momentarily on lap 22, but Layton drove back by. Following a restart, Schuchart passed Layton for good and pulled away over the final seven laps. Layton, Marks, Lance Dewease and point leader Blane Heimbach followed.
Terry Naugle of Port Royal won his first career late model feature over Mike Lupfer, Coleby Frye, Lindsey Barton and Matt Parks. He led all 21 laps and earned $2,100.
York's Adam Wilt survived a restart with one lap to go to win his third career sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway. His first win of 2013 was worth $3,200. Cory Haas, Danny Dietrich, Fred Rahmer and Brian Montieth rounded out the top five. Austin Hogue won the 358 sprint car feature over Niki Young, Jeff Rohrbaugh, Chase Dietz and Tyler Ross.
Chad Criswell won the super sportsman feature over Duaine Smith, Dave Berkheimer, Rick Barr and Scott Dellinger at the Grove on Saturday night. Gene Knaub won the 358 late model feature and Greg Diehl won the street stock feature.
Friday night, Cannon and Schuchart split the twin 20 sprint car features at the Grove. For both, it was their first wins of the season. Cannon grabbed the lead in the first feature when Fred Rahmer broke. Brian Leppo had the second race under control until they reached lapped traffic. This allowed Schuchart to close and make the pass for the win on the final lap.