SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Sunday night's racing card of main events at Selinsgrove Speedway saw Scott Haus of Hamburg pull off his second career win in the Sunbury Motors 17th annual Bob Bender Memorial for late models. The victory in the 30-lap tribute...
SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Sunday night's racing card of main events at Selinsgrove Speedway saw Scott Haus of Hamburg pull off his second career win in the Sunbury Motors 17th annual Bob Bender Memorial for late models. The victory in the 30-lap tribute event was Haus' third of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway.
During Saturday night's qualifying, Dale Kerstetter of Liverpool set a new one lap late model track record of 20.150.
Chad Layton of Harrisburg also returned to Victory Lane for his third win of the season at the Snyder County oval in the 25-lap sprint car feature. The win for Layton was his seventh overall in 2003.
Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove won his eighth main event of the season in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while Brad Mitch of McClure and Joe Keister of Middleburg were winners of the roadrunner main events.
The speedway was in action on Sunday because Saturday night's main events were postponed by rain after all the qualifying events were completed.
Selinsgrove Speedway returns to racing action this Saturday, August 16, with a program of sprints, late models, pro stocks and roadrunners sponsored by Harry's U-Pull It Auto Parts. Track gates open at 5 p.m., with the first official green flag falling at 7 p.m.
In the thrilling sprint car feature, 12th-place starter Chad Layton passed second-place starter Jake Radabaugh on the final lap for the victory. Radabaugh led the first 24 laps of the main event and was challenged by sixth-place starter Brian Powell until the 21st circuit.
On lap 22, fifth-place starter Kyle Purks moved into second and put in a bid for the lead, but a caution flag rescinded Purks' pass for the lead. Layton, who joined the battle in the top five at the halfway point, stormed to the front and pulled off the last-lap victory over Radabaugh, Purks, TJ Stuts and Nate Snyder.
In the Bender Memorial for late models, polesitter Alan Sagi led the first eight laps of the event until fourth-place starter Jason Covert powered into the first position. Once in front, Covert began to stretch his lead over Sagi and second-place starter Eric Hons.
On the 10th lap, 24th-place starter Scott Haus entered into the top three. Haus then got by Sagi for second and set his sights on Covert. With 10 laps remaining, nearly a straightaway separated Covert and Haus.
On the 27th circuit, Haus made the winning pass using the inside lane in turn three. Haus went on to post the win by a mere .84 of a second margin over Covert, Sagi, Hons and Dale Kerstetter.
In the pro stock feature, eighth-place starter Kyle Bachman passed fourth-place starter Gerald Kratzer on lap five for the lead. Bachman then held off sixth-place starter Nate Kerstetter for the remaining 10 laps for the win.
Kratzer, Jake Buck and Chad Keister completed the top five.
In the night's first roadrunner main event, third-place starter Brad Mitch wired the field for the win. Mitch held off fifth-place starter Joey Keister to the finish. Matt Drum, Cory Long and Chris Eckert completed the top five.
Sixth-place starter Joey Keister passed fourth-place Brad Mitch on the ninth circuit to take the lead in the second roadrunner feature. Keister went on to win the event over Mitch, Cory Long, Don Scheib and Chris Eckert.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SUMMARY -- (Features completed August 10)
Sprint Cars -- 29 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) U1 Chad Layton 2) 4B Jake Radabaugh 3) 64K Kyle Purks 4) 11T TJ Stutts 5) 56 Nate Snyder 6) 1 Rick Hench 7) L70 Larry Kelleher 8) 12 Blane Heimbach 9) 81 Bob Beidleman 10) 28F Davie Franek 11) 2 Jason Shultz 12) 99 Nyle Berkes 13) 52 Jeff Weaver 14) 31 Tim Higgins 15) 115 Brian Powell 16) 80 Todd Reed 17) 8C Troy Long 18) 15 Vince Snyder 19) 10 Donnie Beaver 20) 45 Kevin Nagy 21) 0 John Miller 22) 46 James Layton 23) 80R Dan Richcreek (DNS) 24) 39 Scott Ausherman (DNS)
Heat Winners: Larry Kelleher, TJ Stutts, Troy Long
Late Models -- 25 Entries
30-Lap Bob Bender Memorial: 1) 33 Scott Haus $1,700 2) M15 Jason Covert 3) 7NY Alan Sagi 4) 45 Eric Hons 5) 7 Dale Kerstetter 6) 4S Dave Shulski 7) 16 Brian Cochran 8) 8H Glen Heddings 9) 32 Jeff Smith 10) 14 Dave Reed 11) 6 Donnie Schick 12) 2J Jeff Rine 13) 61T Ken Trevitz 14) 88X Chris Wilkinson 15) 111 Tony Adams 16) 44 Tony Smith 17) 92 Dave Karp 18) 77 John Troxell 19) 8 Jimmy Adams 20) 3s Robbie Smith 21) 119 Jim Bernheisel 22) 3 Peanut Heintzelman 23) 2 Jeff Rayson 24) 0 Bob Armagost (DNS) 25) 5 Eric Metzger (DNS)
Time Trials: Dale Kerstetter 20.150 (NTR); Jim Bernheisel 20.460; Jason Covert 20.496; Tony Adams 20.648; Eric Hons 20.731; Alan Sagi 20.931; Dave Shulski 21.055; Jim Adams 21.142; Chris Wilkinson 21.345; Jeff Smith 21.359; Robbie Smith 21.460; Jeff Rine 21.517; Brian Cochran 21.807; Dave Reed 21.920; Donnie Schick 21.947; Glen Heddings 22.432; Tony Smith 22.789; Dave Karp 22.973; John Troxell 24.459; Peanut Heintzelman 25.566; Jeff Rayson 25.576; Bob Armogost No time; Eric Metzger No Time
Heat Winners: Glen Heddings, Jimmy Adams, Alan Sagi
Pro Stocks -- 18 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 99 Kyle Bachman 2) 77 Nate Kerstetter 3) 10 Gerald Kratzer 4) 11 Jake Buck 5) 9 Chad Keister 6) 48 Matt Drum 7) 54 Sammy Troup 8) 81 Todd Kiger 9) 06 Dave Newcomer 10) 115 Troy Miller 11) 38 Rob Baker 12) 70G Bill Glass 13) 7 Meade Hahn 14) 14 Bill Conrad 15) 70 Matt Johnson 16) 26 AJ Stroup 17) 05 John Schmidt 18) 7W Gary Welsh
Heat Winners: Bill Glass, Gerald Kratzer
Roadrunners -- 11 Entries
10-Lap Make Up Feature from 6/21: 1) 10M Brad Mitch 2) 110 Joey Keister 3) 48 Matt Drum 4) 00 Cory Long 5) 58 Chris Eckert 6) 3 Jason Brosius 7) 41 Dennis Conrad 8) 115 Don Scheib 9) 7 Jeff Baney 10) 23 Jim Somers 11) 1 Rick Bixlier (DNS) 12) 29 James Lower (DNS) 13) 5 Adam Yetter (DNS) 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 110 Joey Keister 2) 10M Brad Mitch 3) 00 Cory Long 4) 115 Don Scheib 5) 58 Chris Eckert 6) 48X Matt Johnson 7) 7 Jeff Baney 8) 48 Matt Drum 9) 3 Jason Brosius 10) 111 Troy Miller 11) 23 Jim Somers 12) 41 Dennis Conrad (DNS) 13) 77 Barry Schrader (DNS)