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Sunday, September 17, 2017

FRANKIE HERR DOMINATES SPORTSMAN 100

Geesaman Takes Street Stocks while Updegraff Gets Extreme Stock Win
By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…9/16/17
Heading into Saturday night’s 43rd annual Credit Connection Auto Sales Gary Wolford Sportsman 100 at Susquehanna Speedway, Frankie Herr had just four top ten finishes on the season. And none of those finishes were inside the top five.

But when the big money and all the laurels was on the line, it was the Carlisle, PA driver who made a snoozer out of the legendary race putting on a flag to flag dominating performance to capture his eighth career win in the biggest race of the season for the Super Sportsman.

After timing fourth, Herr lined up on the pole for the 100 lap test and would never look back but had plenty of cautions to keep the field on his bumper throughout the feature.

Twelve yellows and two red flags slowed the pace of the 100 lapper.

A three car crash on the start involving Rich Eichelberger, Dave Conrad, Jr. and Mike Enders quickly brought out the first yellow. Various single car incidents slowed action up through lap 73 when a red for a crash involving Justin Williams, Timmie Barrick and Chad Criswell.

Herr enjoyed big leads throughout the event and held a four second advantage when a lap 91 caution flew to close point leader Scott Dellinger on his bumper.

Dellinger, who started 11th didn’t have anything for Herr and then lost the runner-up spot to leading feature winner Kenny Edkin in the late laps but it was all Herr out front in his Devine Motorsports owned, Victory Lane Construction, Dirty Deeds Repair and Fabrication No. 70D.

Herr’s winnings included a $4,000 payday for the 100 lapper and another $3,419 in lap money for a big night of winnings totaling $7,419 for his first win of the season at Susquehanna. He also became the ninth different winner in the Sportsman this year. Edkin, who started fourth finished second with Dellinger, 15th starter Steve Fannasy and 10th starter Jay Fannasy competing the top five finishers.

Crossing sixth was Garrett Williamson trailed by Matt Ondek, Davey Walsh, 22na and Hard Charger Chad Smith and Nate Young.

Edkin paced the 27-car field in time trials with a lap of 17.287 seconds while the two qualifiers were won by Mike Enders and Davey Walsh.

       Jonestown’s Jasen Geesaman raced to his second win of the season in the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock feature.

Bob Scott, Jr. set the pace during the first six laps before giving way to Geesaman who drove off from the field to post the win ahead of Scott, Chris Derr, Jim Palm and Craig Morgan with Jimmy Combs, Mike Potts, Matt Adams,  Steve Dove and Joey Hoffer completing the top ten.

Geesaman and Adams won heats for the 20 street stock field.

Defending champion and current point leader Alex Updegraff continued his winning ways in Superior Homes Extreme Stock action taking his 11th win of the season.

Updegraff took control with eight laps complete and never looked back in the win over Michael Smith, Jeff Gill, Kyle Emig and Donnie Broderick. There were 10 Extreme Stocks pitside.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action two times this week with the big Thursday night Thunder BAPS Auto Paints and Supplies 410 Sprint Series event Thursday night, September 21. It will be the sixth race in the seven race BAPS series . The ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends join the racing card beginning at 7PM.

Susquehanna then returns Saturday night September 23rd 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. Racing begins at 7PM which will be the final race for the month of September.

SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY
RACE RESULTS 9/16/17

CREDIT CONNECTION AUTO SALES 43RD ANNUAL GARY WOLFORD SPORTSMAN 100
1. 70D- Frankie Herr, 2, 75-Kenny Edkin, 3. 30-Scott Dellinger, 4. 11-Steve Fannasy, 5. 222-Jay Fannasy, 6. 32W-Garrett Williamson, 7. 2M-Matt Ondek, 8. 20W-Davey Walsh, 9. 99-Chad Smith, 10. 14-Nate Young, 11. 54-Doug Dodson, 12. 84-Chad Criswell, 13. 318-Chris Meleason, 14. 17J-Tony Jackson, 15. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 16. 27-Justin Williams, 17. 7-Timmie Barrick, 18. 1A-Chase Gutshall, 19. 32-Gregg Foster, 20. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, 21. 23-Justin Foster, 22. 77-Russ Mitten, 23. 3B-Mike Enders, 24. 18-Dave Conrad, Jr.
Did Not Qualify: Dave Lightner, John Edkin, Todd Leonard.

MORGAN PAVING/AQUA FUN POOLS STREET STOCKS (20 Laps):
1. 81-Jasen Geesaman, 2, 47-Bob Scott, Jr., 3. 18-Chris Derr, 4. 7P-Jim Palm, 5. 11-Craig Morgan, 6. 54-Jimmy Combs, 7. M1-Mike Potts, 8. 9-Matt Adams, 9. 22-Steve Dove, 10. 21-Joey Hoffer, 11. 12-Scott Thunberger, 12. 64-Brandon Wanner, 13. 818-Cory Phillips, 14. 43-Eric Tripp, 15. 13-Travis Beck, 16. 00-Calvin Redding, 17. 2-Randy Zechman.

SUPERIOR HOMES XTREME STOCKS (20 Laps):
1.1-Alex Updegraff, 2. 76-Michael Smith, 3. 15-Jeff Gill, 4. 10-Kyle Emig, 5. 97-Donnie Broderick, 6. 3B-Cameron Benyou, 7. 45-Dan Snyder, 8. 77-Jeff Waltz, 9. 55-Patrick McClane, 10. 21H-Travis Horan.

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