Dietz, Sites and Upegraff also Take Checkered Flags
By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway
YORK HAVEN, PA…7/22/17
Kenny Edkin just isn’t letting up.
The young Marysville, PA racer stormed from his 12th starting spot to capture his second consecutive and fifth overall Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway.
Chase Dietz raced to his first career Susquehanna Speedway win in the K1 RaceGear 358 Sprint Summer Series feature while Kory Sites ended the streak of first time winners in Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock action, becoming the first repeat winner this season.
Alex Updegraff continued his winning ways in the Superior Homes Extreme Stocks with his eighth win of the year.
After Garrett Williamson and Matt Ondek traded the lead during the first eight laps of the 25-lap Super Sportsman feature, Edkin made the race winning move with nine laps complete after lining up on the sixth row.
Edkin pulled away from the field once again as he continued his summer hot streak and padded his track points lead with his eighth straight top five finish aboard his family owned Edkin’s Towing, Carlisle Auto Salvage, Marysville Motorcars, King Spin Pizza, Rich Valley Black Walnuts No. 75.
Mike Enders came from eighth to finish in the runner-up spot followed by 10th starter Paul Miller, Ondek and 11th starter Scott Dellinger with Russ Mitten, Doug Dodson, Rich Eichelberger, Chase Gutshall and 23rd starter and ArtWerks Hard Charger Davey Walsh completing the top ten.
Heats for the 23 Super Sportsman were won by Gutshall, Edkin and Tony Jackson.
Troy Wagaman, Jr. led the first ten laps of the 25-lap K1 RaceGear 358 Sprint Summer Series feature before fourth-starting Chase Dietz took over and would never look back in scoring his first win for the R & R Motorsports/Roger McGeehan owned team.
Dietz, who earned $1,500 for the win took the checkered flag ahead of Steven Drevicki, Wagaman, Brent Shearer and Jordan Givler.
Rounding out the top ten were 22nd starter and Hard Charger Chris Frank, Mike Bittinger, Chris Arnold, Chandler Leiby and TJ DeHaven.
The 358 Sprint car main was stopped twice with red flags involving top challengers Chad Trout, who set fast time and multi-time Central PA winner Doug Hammaker.
Drevecki, Wagaman, Givler and Dietz were heat winners for the 38-car field while Todd Gracey won the consolation. Trout paced time trials with a fast lap of 16.672 seconds.
Veteran driver Kory Sites became the first repeat winner in ten races this season as he picked up his second win in the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock feature.
Sites started third and wasted little time in taking control, gaining the lead on lap two and holding on despite six caution periods during the 20 lap event.
Sites took the win over Craig Morgan, 10th starter Michael Walls, Mike Potts and Scott Strickler as Dalton Frye, 16th starter Randy Zechman, Kevin Heckman, 19th starter and Artwerks Hard Charger Jimmy Combs and Jim Palm were the top ten finishers.
Joey Hoffer and Kevin Sigler won heats for the 19 Street Stocks.
It was win number eight for Alex Updegraff in the Superioer Homes Extreme Stock feature as he led the final 12 laps to pick up the win over Patrick McClane, Michael Smith, Travis Horan and Donnie Broderick. Updegraff also won the single heat race for the 12 car field.
Susquehanna Speedway will close out the month of July with a big double-header weekend with the 16th annual York County Nationals. Saturday night, July 29 will feature the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and the Superior Homes Extreme Stocks. The Extreme Stocks will also have a makeup feature that was lost to curfew back on July 8. Then on Sunday night, July 30, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series will invade Susquehanna for a $10,000 to win 50-lap event for the Open Modifieds. Joining the Modifieds will be the ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends. Race time both nights will be 7PM.
RACE RESULTS 7/22/17
CREDIT CONNECTION AUTO SALES SUPER SPORTSMAN (25 Laps):
1) 75 Kenny Edkin, 2) 3B Mike Enders, 3) 58 Paul Miller, 4) 2M Matt Ondek, 5) 30 Scott Dellinger, 6) 77 Russ Mitten, 7) 54 Doug Dodson, 8) 8 Rich Eichelberger, 9) 1A Chase Gutshall, 10) 20w Davey Walsh, 11) 99 Chad Smith, 12) 83 Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 13) 222 Jay Fannasy, 14) 32 Gregg Foster, 15) 14 Nate Young, 16) 27 Troy Hockenberry, 17) 5D Luke Deatrick, 18) 23 Justin Foster, 19) 77w Tom Wyckoff, 20) 17J Tony Jackson, 21) 32W Garrett Williamson, 22) 7 Timmie Barrick, 23) 24 Justin Williams.
K1 RACEGEAR 358 SPRINTS SUMMER SERIES (25 Laps):
1) 4R Chase Dietz, 2) 19s Steven Drevicki, 3) 19 Troy Wagaman, Jr., 4) 12 Brent Shearer, 5) 90 Jordan Givler, 6) 00 Chris Frank, 7) 12B Mike Bittinger, 8) 23 Chris Arnold, 9) 119 Chandler Leiby, 10) 74 TJ DeHaven, 11) 8 Kenny Kuhn, 12) 23J Jake Eldreth, 13) 89 Ashley Cappetta, 14) 13 Ryan Higgins, 15) 1J Kevin Nouse, 16) 41B Tyler Ross, 17) 41 Jeff Halligan, 18) 19G Todd Gracey, 19) 66 Doug Hammaker, 20) 13s Jon Stewart, 21) 49H Bradley Howard, 22) 66A Cody Fletcher, 23) 21M Chad Trout, 24) 59T Tim Stallings.
Did Not Qualify: 21x Kyle Abrahims, 9 Dalton Dietrich, 97 Brie Hershey, 8 Rich Eichelberger, 28 Matt Findley, 15s Shai Morris, 38D Kyle Denmyer, 19D Wyatt Hinkle, 7 Trey Hivner, 5A Zachary Allman, 4 Dwight Leppo, 22m Nyle Berkes, 80M Dan Richcreek.
MORGAN PAVING/AQUA FUN POOLS STREET STOCKS (20 laps):
1) 21K Kory Sites, 2) 11 Craig Morgan, 3) 52 Mike Walls, 4) M1 Mike Potts, 5) 86 Scott Strickler, 6) 91 Dalton Frye, 7) 2 Randy Zechman, 8) 10c Kevin Heckman, 9) 54J Jimmy Combs, 10) 7P Jim Palm, 11) 9 Matt Adams, 12) 64 Brandon Wanner, 13) 9x Les Scrivens, 14) 21 Joey Hoffer, 15) 7s Kevin Sigler, 16) FOUR Eddie Richards, 17) 41w John Stoll, Jr., 18) 12 Scott Thunberg.
Did Not Start: 63 Doug Barber
SUPERIOR HOMES EXTREME STOCKS (20 Laps):
1) 1 Alex Updegraff, 2) 55 Patrick McClane, 3) 76 Michael Smith, 4) 21H Travis Horan, 5) 97 Donnie Broderick, 6) F1 John Frye, 7) 95 Dan Snyder, 8) 10 Kyle Emig, 9) 18 Greg Updegraff, 10) 41 Howard Williams, 11) 7JR Johnny Palm.
Did Not Start: 37 Mallory Duvall