Christine Scores Fourth LM Win While McClane Gets Third Extreme Win
YORK HAVEN, PA…8/19/17
Russ Mitten’s third win of the season in Saturday’s 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature at Susquehanna Speedway has turned the point battle heading into the final stretch of the season into a barnburner.
With Mitten’s win and Scott Dellinger’s runner-up finish coupled with leading winner Kenny Edkin’s first DNF of the season, the battle at the top is intense with 45 points separating the top three and just 150 separating the fourth place driver.
Mitten started ninth aboard his Newville Electrical Services, RPM Chassis and wasted little time in moving to the front as Tom Wyckoff led the first four laps before Timmie Barrick took over with five laps complete.
Barrick held the point until lap 10 when a caution flew.
On the restart, contact was made by Gregg Foster with Barrick, who then got into Tony Jackson, ending both of their good runs at the front.
Foster then took over before Mitten grabbed the top spot on lap 15 and then had to hold on through three yellows, including one with three laps to go before taking the checkered flag.
Mitten’s win, his 10th straight top 10 finish, moved him into a tie for the track point lead with Dellinger, who started 10th and finished in the runner-up spot Saturday night with Foster taking third ahead of Doug Dodson and 21st starter and Artwerks/Team 14 Hard Charger Paul Miller.
Completing the top ten finishers were Frankie Herr, Wyckoff, 15th starter Davey Walsh, Chad Smith and 18th starter Bruce Buckwalter, Jr.
Garrett Williamson, Foster and Wyckoff won heats for the 26 Super Sportsman.
It was all Randy Christine, Jr. in the 20-lap Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Model feature as he led flag to flag for his fourth feature win of the year.
Christine started third and drove to the front at the start and drove off from the field to post the win over Chase Billet, Drew Weisser, ninth starter and ArtwerksHard Charger Sam Rial and Cory Merkel.
Heats for the 11 late models went to Cameron Benyou and Cory Merkel.
Patrick McClane came out on top of a side by side battle to capture his third win of the year in the 20-lap Superior Homes Extreme Stock feature.
McClane started fifth, took the lead from Alex Updegraff on lap 11 and held off last week’s winner Travis Horan for the win with Updegraff third over 12th starter and Artwerks Hard Charger Kyle Emig and Jeff Gill.
Brandon Staccone and Johnny Palm won heats for the 14 cars.
Roland Brown was the winner of the Classic Car Club feature over Neal Reamer, Steve Clemo, Ron Grove and Chad Stine.
Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday night, August 26 on Hanover Auto Team Night featuring the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models, Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and Superior Homes Extreme Stocks. Race time is 7PM.
RACE RESULTS 8/19/17
CREDIT CONNECTION AUTO SALES SUPER SPORTSMAN (25 Laps):
1) 77 Russ Mitten, 2) 30 Scott Dellinger, 3) 32 Gregg Foster, 4) 54 Doug Dodson, 5) 58 Paul Miller, 6) 70D Frankie Herr, 7) 77w Tom Wyckoff, 8) 20w Davey Walsh, 9) 99 Chad Smith, 10) 83 Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 11) 2m Matt Ondek, 12) 3B Mike Enders, 13) 318 Chris Meleason, 14) 32w Garrett Williamson, 15) 5D Luke Deatrick, 16) 8 Rich Eichelberger, 17) 2 Austin Lorah, 18) 24 Justin Williams, 19) 222 Jay Fannasy, 20) 1A Chase Gutshall, 21) 14 Nate Young, 22) 7 Timmie Barrick, 23) 17J Tony Jackson, 24) 27 Justin Foster, 25) 35 John Edkin, 26) 75 Kenny Edkin.
BERNHEISEL RACE CARS 358 LATE MODELS (20 Laps):
1) 74 Randy Christine, Jr., 2) 22 Chase Billet, 3) 19 Drew Weisser, 4) 55 Sam Rial, 5) 16 Cory Merkel, 6) 21m Matt Murphy, 7) 1T Tim Murphy, 8) 3B Cameron Benyou, 9) 69 Justin Ehrhart, 10) 118 Sean Merkel.
Did Not Start: 68 Carl Leech
SUPERIOR HOMES XTREME STOCKS (20 Laps):
1) 55 Patrick McClane, 2) 21H Travis Horan, 3) 1 Alex Updegraff, 4) 10 Kyle Emig, 5) 15 Jeff Gill, 6) 7JR Johnny Palm, 7) 11 Brandon Staccone, 8) F1 John Frye, 9) 97 Donnie Broderick, 10) 1A Scott Arnold, 11) 37 Mallory Duvall, 12) 18 Greg Updegraff, 13) 7F Jordan Fulton, 14) 98 Richard Daughtrey.
Classic Car Club (12 Laps):
1) 89x Roland Brown, 2) 73 Neal Reamer, 3) 117 Steve Clemo, 4) 09 Ron Grove, 5) 100 Chad Stine, 6) 07 Charlie Summers, 7) 95 Sharon Unitas, 8) 56 Lance Grove, 9) 9 Dylan Brown, 10) 89 Joe Brown, 11) 86 Wesley Brown.