Kyle Larson takes first sprint victory of the year at Williams Grove | News, Sports, Jobs
The All-Star Circuit of Champions visited central Pennsylvania last weekend and it’s been quite a weekend for the fans.
At Williams Grove, Kyle Larson claimed his first Sprint Car of the Year victory Friday night for a salary of $ 6,000 in the All-Stars Tommy Hinnershitz Classic. It was his second straight win in one of the track’s flagship events for big sprint cars after also scoring the race last season.
“It’s cool to win our first night,” Larson had recently scored a huge victory in a late model action in Bristol, Tennessee. Previously, he had scored his first Ladies of the NASCAR Sprint Series season on the tour while riding for Rick Hendrick.
On Friday night, Larson passed his good friend Lance Dewease on lap 10 to claim a popular victory aboard the No.57 Paul Silva in the All-Stars Circuit of Champions sprint event.
“I hated this place. Once I came here with Paul, I don’t know if we were outside the top 3 or 4 ”. Larson declared on victory lane. “Now that I’m quick, I love this place.”
Also in action at the Grove, Wyatt Hinkle led the first lap of the 20-lap 358 main sprint before Tyler Breahm took the lead. Defending track champion Derek Locke started eighth in the field and was already second behind Brehm on lap 4. Brehm drove a fierce race and forced Locke to beat him for the lead before the Carlisle driver take control with eight laps to go. It was Locke’s fourth career oval victory.
Then there was the Keith Kauffman Classic where three-time Port Royal Speedway track champion Logan Wagner took his All Star win total to two, earning $ 10,000. Wagner’s last visit to the All-Star Victory Lane was at Lernerville Speedway in 2017.
Port was back in action on Sunday night when even a brief downpour of rain in the early evening could not stop Jonathan Davenport. Three-time national late model dirt series champion Lucas Oil sprinted to his first series victory of 2021, which came in the River Valley 40. Davenport became the 10th winner of 12 first races this season on the LOLMDS circuit, and the first driver to win a race from the starting pole position.
Saturday night was the 18th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial which was one for the ages with three leaders in the final round. Ultimately, Freddie Rahmer took home the prize of $ 6,900 in his first victory of the season at Lincoln.
Ashley Cappetta and Wyatt Hinkle shared the front row for the 358 long-lap on Saturday night, and Cappetta held on to take the checkered flag for her second career victory.
Then the stars passed to Bedford Speedway. One night after his incredible 19-position rally, moving from 21st to second in the annual Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway, Anthony Macri (Dillsburg) did a better job, literally, and claimed his first win of the season on the FloRacing All-Star Circuit. He did so at the Johnny Grum Classic at Bedford Speedway on Sunday. The victory – which earned Macri a salary of $ 6,000 – was accomplished from outside the second row, using a restart with eight laps to go by race leader and California invader Rico Abreu.
See you at the races!
410 sprint cars, 30 laps: 1. Kyle Larson ; 2. Launches Dewease ; 3. Freddie Rahmer ; 4. Ian Madsen ; 5. Anthony Macri . 358 sprint cars, 20 laps: 1. Derek Locke; 2. Tyler Brehm; 3. Chris Frank; 4. Cody Fletcher; 5. Kyle Denmyer.
1. Logan Wagner ; 2.Anthony Macri ; 3. Ian Madsen ; 4. Jacob Allen ; 5. Launches Dewease .
410 sprint (33 laps): 1. Freddie Rahmer ($ 6,900) 2. Tim Shaffer; 3. Chase Dietz; 4. Matt Campbell; 5. Tim Wagaman. 358 sprint to the finish (20 laps): 1. Ashley Cappetta ($ 1,100); 2. Justin Foster; 3. Matt Findley; 4. Wyatt Hinkle; 5. Jeff Rohrbaugh.
A-Main (30 laps): 1. Anthony Macri ; 2. Rico Abreu ; 3. Paul McMahan ; 4. Cory Eliason ; 5. Kyle Reinhardt .