Quite the weekend for Zearfoss and Port Royal
A group of cars race down the stretch at Williams Grove Speedway
A group of cars race down the stretch at Williams Grove SpeedwayMark Pynes
It was quite a weekend at Port Royal Speedway, and for Jonestown’s Brock Zearfoss.
Zearfoss won the main 410 sprint feature during Saturday’s first of two big nights of racing at the Perry County track, earning the prize of $4,000.
One day earlier, Zearfoss earned his first win of the season at Williams Grove Speedway.
The win at Port was a part of the track’s Open Wheel Madness night, when Zearfoss held off one of the area’s best in Greg Hodnett. Both started on the pole and battled throughout the 25-lap A-main.
Hodnett finished second, Lucas Wolfe third, with Logan Wagner and Dylan Cisney rounding out the top five.
Wolfe had a great run in winning the URC race in a photo finish, edging Mark Smith by a mere .004 seconds.
Trey Starks was third, Hodnett fourth and Zearfoss fifth in the 25-lap URC feature.
Kyle Smith won the 18-lap 305 series A-main, holding off Jeff Miller.
The action at Port Royal continued Sunday night with the Rumble by the River when Tennessee’s Scott Bloomquist led 49-of-50 laps in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
It was the 88th Lucas Series win for the veteran driver, who earned $10,000. Bloomquist is now five wins shy of 600 for his storied career. Josh Richards was second and Earl Pearson Jr. third.
The Mason Dixon Shootout Series race went to Jeremy Ohl, who dominated from the start of the 20-lap feature, earning $1,000 for the win.
Zearfoss and Dietz scores wins at the Grove
Zearfoss’ terrific weekend got off to a great start Friday night at Williams Grove when he drove to his first 410 series victory.
Bill Balog of the “Sprint Invaders” opened on the pole of the 25-lap A main and led most of the way. However, Zearfoss, who started in the sixth position, had moved up to second and was ready.
A caution flag helped Zearfoss pass Balog in the first turn and he drove his way to victory, and the $3,600 prize money.
Freddie Rahmer was third, Rick Lafferty fourth and Brian Montieth fifth.
Chase Dietz started on the pole, and led all 20 laps of the 358 sprint main en route to victory and the famed oval.
Dietrich strong – again – at Lincoln
Danny Dietrich has typically found Lincoln Speedway to his liking, as shown by his 39 career wins at the Abbottstown oval.
On Saturday evening Dietrich was at it again. Starting next to pole sitter Glenndon Forsythe, Dietrich took the lead at the green flag and kept it throughout, en route to a $3,500 payday for his 40th career victory at Lincoln.
The 25-lap A main victory was the second of the season at Lincoln and third overall for Dietrich, including his April 8 win at BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown.
Rahmer, Montieth, Alan Krimes and Jim Siegel took the second through fifth spots respectively.
Dave Brown held off Cody Fletcher to win the 358 sprint feature and Shaun Jones placed in front of Randy Christine, Jr. in the 358 late model race.
All three tracks will be in action this weekend, starting with a Yellow Breeches 500 for the 410 sprints at Williams Grove on Friday. There will also be 358 sprints on the card that night.
Port and Lincoln will have Saturday racing.
The Dotterer Equipment Race to Cure Cancer Night will take place at Port Royal, with 410 sprints, super late models, econo late models and xtreme stocks slated to race.
The super late models is a make up of the weather-postponed March 24 ULMS Late Model Chiller Thriller, a 30-lap, $3,000 to win and $300 to start.
Lincoln will host the 15th annual Weldon Sterner Memorial race card for 410 sprints paying a terrific $6,900 to win. There will also be 358 sprints and street stocks in action.
World of Outlaws
After a week off, the national tour was back in action with a pair of shows, and Daryn Pittman meant business both Friday and Saturday.
First was his Riverside Speedway victory in West Memphis, Ark. when Pittman picked up his 73rd World of Outlaws victory, moving him to 10th on the all-time series win list.
Pittman’s Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet placed second.
It took only one day for Pittman to pick up win No. 74 in Pevely, Mo. at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, when he finished in front of series points leader Donny Schatz for the victory.