Tuesday, May 04, 2021



YORK HAVEN, Pa.: It doesn’t seem to matter what the conditions are or the format, Kenny Edkin can get it done in Super Sportsman competition at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Edkin has won plenty of regular events at the York Haven, Pa., facility, and now, he can add one as a cheater to his growing resumé.

On Saturday night, Edkin made a couple of strategic tweaks to his car. That led to the Marysville, Pa., driver topping the field in the 25-Lap Midway Sealcoating Cheater’s Day main event for the BAPS Super Sportsman division.

“I’m the best damn cheater,” Edkin yelled in Victory Lane. “We were down here Wednesday night testing and getting used to this, and to be honest with you, the only thing we changed tonight were these Sprint Car wings. Wow, that was exciting.” 

With Edkin starting on the pole, some fans probably thought another victory march was a foregone conclusion. Rich Eichelberger had other ideas, charging from his eighth-place starting spot to second by the halfway point.


Eichelberger got a crack at the leader when Chris Meleason stopped on the frontstretch on Lap 18. On the restart, Eichelberger hounded Edkin before wrestling the top spot away on the 19thcircuit.


But Edkin, who had to fight off a fast-closing Chase Gutshal, wasn’t done. He stayed close and was able to slip by Eichelberger to retake the lead coming to the one-to-go sign.


“It was pretty tight between Rich and Chase that we were all using three different lanes in every corner,” Edkin said. “So, I kind of felt like Rich jumped the start there, and they didn’t call it, but we drove him back down and passed him.”


Edkin had just enough over the final circuit to hold on and take the win. Eichelberger settled for second, with Gutshall nailing down third. Scott Dellinger came from 10th to fourth, with Frankie Herr passing seven cars to advance from 12th to fifth and earn Hard Charger honors.


“I got to thank all of my guys,” Edkin said. “Doug, for sure. This is two weeks in a row as a winning crew chief. Doug, Adam, Paul, my Dad, George, John, Larry, Danny Miller ... he builds a hell of a powerplant.


“It’s just exciting. I don’t think I’ve ever gone around this track so fast on the curb. That was pretty wild. It almost felt like we were out here racing Sprint Cars just being able to beat down the curb.”


Said Eichelberger, “We were pretty good tonight. It’s just a shame I had to give it up there at the end. We got a little loose, and I went to the bottom to protect, but I probably should’ve stayed up high. This is the best run we’ve had for a while, so it’s good.” 


In the Wingless Super Sportsman main, Tony Jackson took the wing off and outran Bill Brian Jr. and Steve Wilbur to earn the victory in the 20-Lap race.


Jackson led the opening three circuits from his pole-starting spot. Fourth-place starting Matt Ondek cruised to the front of the field and wrestled the lead away on Lap 4.


Brian, who started sixth, won a fierce battle at the front and disposed of Ondek on Lap 7. He led through the 11th circuit, before Jackson fought off Ondek, Wilbur, and Brian to grab the lead for the final time.


Wilbur slipped past Brian to take second. Bob Gushall and Kevin Gutshall followed the top three to the stripe. Steve Whary, Bob Gutshall, and Kevin Gutshall were heat winners for the 26-car field. Eric Rutz was the Hard Charger, advancing from 24th to 10th. 


Jed Latshaw survived restart after restart to capture the 20-Lap Creekside Auto Sales 358 Late Model feature.


Latshaw started on the outside pole and beat Cameron Benyou to lead Lap 1. From there, he survived nine caution periods and was able to take the win over Shawn Miller, Chase Billet, Troy Miller, and Travis Mease.


In Limited Stock action, Adam Campbell was the third different leader and collected the win in the 15-Lap main event.


Tim Ramp led twice over the race distance, with Travis Brown also taking two turns at the point. Campbell took the lead from Brown on Lap 14 and led the final two circuits for the win. 


Brown finished second, followed by Ramp, AJ Hoffner, and Matt Worley. Campbel, Brown, and Worley were heat winners for the 25-car field. 

BAPS Motor Speedway

York Haven, Pa.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

For Immediate Release


Feature (25 Laps): 1. 75-Kenny Edkin[1]; 2. 8-Rich Eichelberger[8]; 3. 1A-Chase Gutshall[2]; 4. 30-Scott Dellinger[10]; 5. 70D-Frankie Herr[12]; 6. 77-Russ Mitten[4]; 7. 17J-Tony Jackson[6]; 8. 35-John Edkin[5]; 9. 3B-Mike Enders[9]; 10. 00-Troy Rhome[3]; 11. 25-Tyler Wolford[7]; 12. 360-Jay Fannasy[16]; 13. 14-Nate Young[11]; 14. 2M-Matt Ondek[20]; 15. 5D-Luke Deatrick[15]; 16. 19R-Eric Rutz[19]; 17. 22-Daniel John[24]; 18. 29-Adam Wray[13]; 19. 88W-Eric Walker[23]; 20. 6M-Craig Morrow[22]; 21. 16R-Ryan Rutz[14]; 22. 88X-Fred Shipley[21]; 23. 21R-Jamie Rickert[18]; 24. (DNF) 383-Steve Fannasy[17]. 

Lap Leaders: Kenny Edkin (1-18), Rich Eichelberger (19-23), Edkin (24-25)

Super Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 70D-Frankie Herr[7]; 2. 14-Nate Young[3]; 3. 00-Troy Rhome[1]; 4. 3B-Mike Enders[6]; 5. 29-Adam Wray[2]; 6. 360-Jay Fannasy[5]; 7. 19R-Eric Rutz[4]; 8. 6M-Craig Morrow[8]; 9. (DNS) 24-Jack Liddick. 

Super Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 1A-Chase Gutshall[1]; 2. 75-Kenny Edkin[7]; 3. 17J-Tony Jackson[4]; 4. 35-John Edkin[3]; 5. 16R-Ryan Rutz[2]; 6. 383-Steve Fannasy[5]; 7. 2M-Matt Ondek[6]; 8. 88W-Eric Walker[8]


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 17J-Tony Jackson[1]; 2. 59-Steve Wilbur[3]; 3. 16-Bill Brian Jr[6]; 4. 63K-Bob Gutshall[10]; 5. 63-Kevin Gutshall[11]; 6. 30-Scott Dellinger[18]; 7. 2M-Matt Ondek[4]; 8. 88W-Eric Walker[5]; 9. 28-Cliff Brian Jr[8]; 10. 19R-Eric Rutz[24]; 11. 7L-Sam Leonard Jr[7]; 12. 2J-Jason Failor[21]; 13. 14-Rohan Beasley[17]; 14. 57-Ricky Rutt[9]; 15. 44S-Steve Whary[12]; 16. 38S-Jarrett Imler[13]; 17. 7-Michael Markey[19]; 18. 24-Jack Liddick[16]; 19. 00-Troy Rhome[2]; 20. 2H-Levi Hippensteel[22]; 21. 41-Chris Henry[23]; 22. (DNF) 32-Gene Eppley[15]; 23. (DNF) 76-Mike Smith[14]; 24. (DNF) 33-Chad Thomas[20]. 

Lap Leaders: Tony Jackson (1-3), Matt Ondek (4-6), Bill Brian Jr. (7-11), Jackson (12-20)

Wingless Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 44S-Steve Whary[4]; 2. 88W-Eric Walker[5]; 3. 17J-Tony Jackson[1]; 4. 57-Ricky Rutt[6]; 5. 38S-Jarrett Imler[9]; 6. 24-Jack Liddick[8]; 7. 7-Michael Markey[2]; 8. 2H-Levi Hippensteel[7]; 9. (DNF) 29-Vaughn Williams[3]. 

Wingless Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 63K-Bob Gutshall[3]; 2. 00-Troy Rhome[1]; 3. 2M-Matt Ondek[9]; 4. 7L-Sam Leonard Jr[2]; 5. 76-Mike Smith[5]; 6. 14-Rohan Beasley[7]; 7. 33-Chad Thomas[6]; 8. 41-Chris Henry[4]; 9. (DNS) F14-Jason Fraker. 

Wingless Sportsman Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 63-Kevin Gutshall[1]; 2. 16-Bill Brian Jr[3]; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur[2]; 4. 28-Cliff Brian Jr[5]; 5. 32-Gene Eppley[6]; 6. 30-Scott Dellinger[7]; 7. 2J-Jason Failor[8]; 8. 19R-Eric Rutz[4]. 


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 25-Jedadiah Latshaw[2]; 2. 115S-Shaun Miller[7]; 3. 22-Chase Billet[9]; 4. 115-Troy Miller[10]; 5. 116-Travis Mease[12]; 6. 21M-Matt Murphy[13]; 7. ONE-Chuck Schutz[6]; 8. 13X-Ben Whitaker[8]; 9. 68-DJ Groft[16]; 10. 4-Jake Moser[15]; 11. 15-Jared Miller[18]; 12. 711-Jennifer Lesher[21]; 13. B12-Cameron Benyou[1]; 14. 20-Colin Knaub[3]; 15. 37B-Brandon Eveler[14]; 16. 4M-Kyle Moser[19]; 17. 48-Kyle Nicholas[22]; 18. 27K-Brandon Krone[24]; 19. 6-Terry Gingerich[23]; 20. (DNF) N20-Joe Lusk[11]; 21. (DNF) NINEX-Ross Leinbach[20]; 22. (DNF) 99-Chad Smith[5]; 23. (DNF) 21-Joey Hoffer[4]; 24. (DNF) 21T-Tim Murphy[17]. 

Lap Leaders: Jed Latshaw (1-20)

Late Models Heat 1 FInish (8 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. 115S-Shaun Miller[3]; 2. 22-Chase Billet[7]; 3. 25-Jedadiah Latshaw[5]; 4. B12-Cameron Benyou[1]; 5. 21M-Matt Murphy[8]; 6. 68-DJ Groft[6]; 7. 4M-Kyle Moser[2]; 8. 48-Kyle Nicholas[9]; 9. (DNS) FOUR-Eddie Richards. 

Late Models Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. N20-Joe Lusk[6]; 2. 116-Travis Mease[8]; 3. 13X-Ben Whitaker[5]; 4. 21-Joey Hoffer[2]; 5. 37B-Brandon Eveler[7]; 6. 21T-Tim Murphy[9]; 7. NINEX-Ross Leinbach[1]; 8. 6-Terry Gingerich[3]; 9. (DNS) 40-Tommy Slanker. 

Late Models Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. 115-Troy Miller[5]; 2. ONE-Chuck Schutz[2]; 3. 99-Chad Smith[6]; 4. 20-Colin Knaub[1]; 5. 4-Jake Moser[3]; 6. 15-Jared Miller[8]; 7. 711-Jennifer Lesher[7]; 8. 27K-Brandon Krone[4]. 

Late Models Consolation (8 Laps/Top 6 Transfer to Feature): 1. 4M-Kyle Moser[1]; 2. NINEX-Ross Leinbach[2]; 3. 711-Jennifer Lesher[3]; 4. 48-Kyle Nicholas[4]; 5. 6-Terry Gingerich[5]; 6. 27K-Brandon Krone[6]; 7. (DNF) FOUR-Eddie Richards[7]; 8. (DNS) 40-Tommy Slanker. 


Feature (15 Laps): 1. 2-Adam Campbell[10]; 2. 47-Travis Brown[2]; 3. 19-Tim Raup[1]; 4. H15-AJ Hoffner[11]; 5. 6W-Matt Worley[9]; 6. H12-Brandon Hoffner[16]; 7. 92-Terry Hartlaub[22]; 8. 77J-Robert Nicklow[20]; 9. 913-John Shorb Jr[13]; 10. 88-Justin Oberlin[8]; 11. 87-Wesley Miller[15]; 12. 15-Nick McDaniel[12]; 13. 17-Carl Cassell[6]; 14. 69-Robbie Carroll[3]; 15. (DNF) 777J-Jeff Erb[7]; 16. (DNF) 46-Don Smith[5]; 17. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster[21]; 18. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister[23]; 19. (DNF) 113D-Chris Dorsey[14]; 20. (DNF) 11-Caitlin Harvey[19]; 21. (DNF) 21-Ricky Weaver Jr[4]; 22. (DNF) 127-Gary Grim[18]; 23. (DNS) 14C-Corinna Reese. 

Lap Leaders: Tim Raup (1), Travis Brown (2-3), Raup (4-11), Brown (12-13), Adam Campbell (14-15)

Limited Stocks Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 2-Adam Campbell[1]; 2. 88-Justin Oberlin[4]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll[7]; 4. 17-Carl Cassell[5]; 5. 15-Nick McDaniel[3]; 6. 87-Wesley Miller[6]; 7. 127-Gary Grim[2]; 8. 11-Caitlin Harvey[9]; 9. (DNS) 81-Matt Chronister. 

Limited Stocks Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 47-Travis Brown[5]; 2. 2T-Tim Campbell[2]; 3. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr[8]; 4. H15-AJ Hoffner[6]; 5. 913-John Shorb Jr[4]; 6. H12-Brandon Hoffner[7]; 7. (DNF) 77J-Robert Nicklow[3]; 8. (DNF) 92-Terry Hartlaub[1]. 

Limited Stocks Heat 3 FInish (6 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 6W-Matt Worley[4]; 2. 19-Tim Raup[7]; 3. 46-Don Smith[3]; 4. 777J-Jeff Erb[5]; 5. 113D-Chris Dorsey[6]; 6. 14C-Corinna Reese[1]; 7. 32-Jeff Foster[8]; 8. 19K-Cameron Kohler[2]. 

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