NEWBERRYTOWN -- Dover's J.R. Rodriguez collected his second late model feature win in a row by claiming the 25 lapper on Saturday Night at the Susquehanna Speedway Park
Tempers flared in the Road Warriors feature; resulting in the suspensions of Thomas Thompson,Daryl Sipe and Dennis Dorosz for two weeks after a multi-car incident.
The 25-lap Late Model feature began with the pole-sitter Billy Wampler taking the lead at the start. With two laps to go, Rodriguez passed leader Carl Billet going into the last lap. The caution flag flew on lap 24, setting up a one-lap shoot-out for the victory. On the restart, Rodriguez held on to the lead edging out Billet for the win by a mere two car lengths. Justin Ehrhart made a late race charge from a tenth place starting position to claim the third spot. Ehrhart also claimed an additional $25.00 for the JR’s Paving Hard Charger award.
In the 10-lap Road Warrior feature, Curt McDade took the win over Adam Peters. Dino Pitcher finished third, followed by Steve Anthony and Jeffrey Waltz.
Doug Bennett of Chambersburg collected his seventh win of the season claiming the 20-lap Street Stock feature. From the front row, Bennett took the early lead of the caution-filled Street Stock 20-lapper. After going to the pits early, Randy Zechman made his way back up tot the runner-up spot but was unable to catch Bennett. The race was Bennets’ seventh win in feature races this season. Jasen Geesaman finished third behind Zechman with Jim Palm Jr. and Jake Moser rounding out the top five.
Lewisberry’s Adam Smith also won his second consecutive Xtreme Stock Car feature of the season, as well. Driver Chad Stine took the lead from the second position early in the race, but would be forced to retire when a broken driveshaft ended his night. After starting in the sixth position, Adam Smith would take the lead from Stine, and never give it back, narrowly defeating Patrick McClane for the win. Tim Hahn and Dave Kamp finished close behind in third and fourth respectively.
Smith was also awarded the Madison House hard charger moving up five spots to pick up the award.
Anthony Roberts took the lead on the start and lead all the way through the 10-lap Pro Sign & Design Mini Van feature. Jeremy Haines finished second with Donnie Groff, Marcus Groft and John Kitner rounding out the top five.
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