Clear skies and comfortable temperatures allowed for much of western Pennsylvania to have an opportunity to see some short track racing.
Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania was my destination tonight. 16 410ci sprint cars signed in for the Fab Four event. Jack Sodeman Jr. made a mid race charge to the front, taking the lead from Cap Henry and never looked back. Sodeman would lead Carl Bowser and 10th starter, Danny Holtgraver, across the line. Holtgraver made a few late charges to take over the runner up position from Carl Bowser; but a traction lacking race surface would make passing inceasingly difficult as the race continued on the Sarver, PA oval. The Fully Injected teammate would settle for 3rd.
Brandon Matus continues to turn heads this year; continuing his streak of top five finishes at the Sarver half-mile with a 4th place finish tonight. The Wampum, Pennsylvania native and 3rd generation driver continues to have success at Lernerville Speedway but still needs to find a way to pass that spark onto Mercer Raceway Park; his usual Saturday night destination.
Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania had 25 cars signed in for this evening’s sprint car double header. The URC 360 sprints joined the regular 410’s for the Friday night festivities. Cory Haas, now full time in 410ci competition after competing in the 358ci division, picked up the Williams Grove Speedway feature win tonight. Danny Dietrich was 2nd in a close battle with Haas on the last lap. Brent Marks was 3rd with Walker and Krimes rounding out the top 5.
30 cars signed into Attica Raceway Park for the FAST (Fremont/Attica Sprint Title) event. Phil Gressman picked up the FAST 410 win over All Star Regular Greg Wilson, Tim Shaffer, Brandon Martin, and Dean Jacobs. Bryan Sebetto took over the FAST points lead from Byron Reed at the conclusion of tonight’s event. FAST action continues tomorrow night at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.
USAC competition saw Hunter Schuerenberg pick up his first win on the Eastern Storm tour at New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey last evening. USAC action picks back up tomorrow night at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.
Stay tuned for more tomorrow morning!