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Sodeman gets third Sprint win

From Katie Libecco

HARTFORD, Ohio (July 17, 2010) – 6 PAK Saturday at the 3/8-mile dirt oval at Sharon Speedway saw Jack Sodeman Jr. win his third Gibson Insurance Agency 410 Sprint feature.

In his second visit to Sharon Speedway this season, Brian Smith (Fremont, Ohio) set sail in the Gibson Insurance Agency 410 Sprint feature to lead 24 cars. Sprints points leader Jack Sodeman Jr. tried to track him down as Craig Keel and Brian Lay (Geneva, Ohio) competed for the third spot. Rod George (Kittaning, Pa.) was running in fifth before a fifth-lap caution.

Sodeman dove into the bottom, but Smith held onto his lead. Keel, George and Lay traded places running third, fourth and fifth. Sodeman got his chance to pass for the lead on lap 14. George passed Keel for third on lap 13 as Gale Ruth Jr. moved into fourth with company in Lay.

With two to go, Sodeman was picking through lap traffic, Smith, in second, was holding off George as Lay took fourth away from Keel. Sodeman picked up his third win of the season at Sharon Speedway coming across the line, followed by Smith in second, George in third, Lay in fourth and Gale Ruth Jr. in fifth.

Gale Ruth Jr., Sodeman and Brent Matus were the heat winners in Gibson Insurance Agency 410 Sprints.

July 17 6 PAK Saturday results:

Gibson Insurance Agency 410 Sprints: 1. Jack Sodeman Jr. 2. Brian Smith 3. Rod George 4. Brian Lay 5. Gale Ruth Jr. 6. Craig Keel 7. Brent Matus 8. Jody Keegan 9. Ross Sansosti 10. Eric Williams 11. Cory Good 12. Roger Campbell 13. Bob Lime 14. Paul Kish 15. Shawn Minor 16. Brandon Matus 17. Bill Jones DNF: Leo O’Malley, Jimmy Seger, Nathan Stein, Greg Clay, Gale Ruth Sr., Robert Van Tassel DNS: Andy Paden

UPCOMING EVENTS: 6 PAK Saturday July 24. Friday Night Thunder July 30 and August 13. Northwest Pa. Truck & Tractor Pullers July 25. World of Outlaws Late Models and Fastrak Late Models on July 28. Fastrak Late Models, again, July 31. ASCS 360 Sprints, September 4. Bill Kirila Memorial, September 6. Faster Pastor August 14.

Sharon Speedway is a 3/8-mile dirt oval located in Hartford, Ohio. Sharon Speedway is one of the oldest, continuously running weekly racetracks in the United States. Visit sharonspeedway.com for a complete schedule, directions to the track and the latest news. Buckle up and hang on as Sharon Speedway brings you dirt track racing at its finest!