HARRISBURG -- Steve Fannasy claimed the Bill Heckert Memorial for super sportsman Saturday at Williams Grove.
Lance Dewease of Fayetteville won for the 96th time in his career at Port Royal Speedway after Daryl Stimeling blew a tire with six to go.
Stimeling, of Lewistown, started on the pole of the feature and jetted away when action got started with Dewease following in second. The red flag unfurled with 10 laps to go in the feature when John Brennfleck and Michael Ruttkamp flipped in the third corner. There were no injuries.
The race for second that some thought would take place on the restart never developed as Stimeling pulled away when action restarted.
In fact, the veteran driver was opening up a convincing lead with six laps to go when a left rear flat tire and additional mechanical ills forced him to stop on the track in the fourth corner.
With Stimeling’s sure win wiped out, Dewease inherited the lead for the final laps and despite Hodnett’s best efforts on the restart and again on another restart with two laps to go, there was no denying him the $3,000 victory.
It was the second win of the year at the track for Dewease who admitted in victory lane that he had nothing left for Stimeling had he not dropped out of the race.
Hodnett was second followed by Chad Layton, Mike Wagner and Rick Lafferty.
Fannasy beat Frankie Herr, who also started from the front row. Russ Mitten finished third, followed by Rick Barr, Carmen Perigo Jr., 18 and Rich Eichelberger.
Cory Haas came from the eighth starting spot to join points leader Danny Dietrich and four-time champ Brian Montieth as three-time features winners at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday by wrapping up the 25-lap 410 sprint main.
Haas was already fifth by the end of the second lap, but was still running there as front-row starter and race-long leader Gerard McIntyre, Jr. and third-starting Jim Siegel battled for the race lead on lap eight. Haas caught pole-sitter Kyle Pruitt for fourth on lap nine, drove around Kevin Nouse (driving the John Pinter #92) for third following a tenth-lap restart, drove under Siegel for second as the two drove under the flagstand to complete lap 11, and took the lead from McIntyre on a 12th-lap restart.
From there, Haas drove away from the field, blowing through lapped traffic to cross 5.74 seconds ahead of Siegel at the checkered. Siegel took second from McIntyre on lap 20, but by then Haas was long gone.
Information used in this was provided by Port Royal and Lincoln Speedways, respectively. Video used in this report is courtesy of www.SportsPlusVideo.com and Lynn Schaeffer Productions.