HARRISBURG -- Doug Esh of Lancaster staged a come-from-behind victory in Saturday’s 45th annual AB Auto Glass Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints.
Esh, who started deep in the field, ran down Brent Marks and passed the front-runner on lap 35.
Esh took home $11,450, including lap money, for his second win in the prestigious race. He also won the event in 2007.
Harrisburg's Chad Layton finished tenth, earning him the 2012 Port Royal track title. The championship is the second of his career second and seventh overall for car owner Dave Middleswarth.
Hanover’s Isaac Sneeringer, driving the DCI Racing/Todd Gosnell Paving #19Z, covered 25 laps in a record 6 minutes, 3.9 seconds in the first non-stop 25-lap 358 sprint car feature ever run at Trail-Way.
“It’s been a rough four weeks,” said Sneeringer, according to the track's website. “It feels awesome being in victory lane instead of upside down in turn four, where we ended up last week.”
Randy Whisler had the point and led the first 16 laps before Sneeringer, who started second, was able to wrestle the lead from Whisler in turn three of lap 17.
“Randy was fast and it was hard to get a run on him,” said Sneeringer. “I finally got my chance and took it. After the luck we’ve had here, this has my confidence back up. We’ll be here for the (Trone Outdoor Advertising) championship next week.”
Information used in this story was provided by Port Royal and Trail-Way Speedway. Video used in this report is courtesy of www.SportsPlusVideo.com and Lynn Schaeffer Productions.