From Steve Inch
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway regulars Blane Heimbach of
Selinsgrove and Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., finished one-two in the
25-lap Rislone United Racing Company (URC) 360 sprint car feature event
The win was the third of Heimbach’s career in URC-sanctioned competition.
He also has a 358 sprint car win at the speedway this season and remains in
contention to clinch his third career track championship with four point
races remaining in 2010.
In the 25-lap 358 sprint car feature, Pat Cannon of Etters, who withdrew
from the URC sprint car feature earlier in the night, drove to his eighth
victory of the season and 24th of his career at the track. With the win,
Cannon reclaimed the lead in the A&A Auto Stores 358 sprint car point
standings entering next weekend’s racing action.
Jeff Rine of Danville returned to victory lane for his eighth win of the
season in the 25-lap late model feature. Rine, who leads the Lyons Auto &
Truck Service Center point standings, now has 63 career wins in late model
racing at the track.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four-division show of 358 sprint cars,
late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28.
Second-place starter Josh Weller powered into the lead at the start of the
URC sprint car feature. Weller was closely chased by polesitter Kevin Nouse
and sixth-place starter Becca Anderson. By lap six, 11th-place starter
Blane Heimbach advanced to fourth, while fifth-place starter Jonathan
Swanson raced fifth.
On the 10th lap, Heimbach motored his way into third as 12th-place starter
Davie Franek followed him into the fourth position. Heimbach passed
Anderson for second on the 17th lap and set his sites on Weller. Using the
inside lane through turns one and two on lap 18, Heimbach put his No. 12
into the lead while Franek stuck with him and stormed into second.
On the final lap, the rear end broke on Anderson’s car, sending it into a
wild spin on the frontstretch and setting up a chase to the checkered flag.
For the final lap, Heimbach held off Franek and company and posted an .81
of a second margin of victory. Weller, URC point leader J.J. Grasso, and
Curt Michael completed the top five.
In the caution-plaqued 358 sprint car feature, original third-place starter
Bob Beidleman found himself on the pole position on the third attempt to
restart the race. Beidleman drove into the early lead, with fifth-place
starter Ryan Kissinger and original fourth-place starter Matt Horst in
On the fifth circuit, ninth-place starter Pat Cannon rocketed into the
second position and dueled with Beidleman for several laps for the lead. On
lap seven, Cannon pulled into the lead with an inside pass in turn three.
By the halfway point of the race, Cannon stretched his lead to a
straightaway over Beidleman, Kissinger, seventh-place starter Phil Walter,
and 12th-place starter Davie Franek.
The race was stopped on lap 14 for light rain. When the race resumed,
Cannon quickly pulled away from the field. Blane Heimbach, who had to
restart the race at the rear of the field following a flat tire change on
the first lap, rocketed his way into the top five with six laps remaining.
On the 20th lap, Kissinger withdrew from the race with motor trouble. At
the checkered flag, Cannon posted a convincing 2.76-second margin of
victory over Beidleman, Walter, Heimbach, and Franek.
Polesitter Dave Brouse Sr. took the lead at the start of the late model
feature. Third-place starter Carl Graves trailed Brouse in second for the
first three laps until ninth-place starter Jeff Rine advanced to second.
On the fifth circuit, following a brief wheel-to-wheel battle with Brouse,
Rine secured the lead with an inside pass in turn three. Three laps later,
seventh-place starter Jim Yoder moved into the runner up position and
started to close in on Rine, while eighth-place starter Steve Campbell,
fifth-place starter Tony Adams, and 10th-place starter Dylan Yoder raced in
the top five.
The event’s final caution flag unfurled on lap 21, regrouping the field and
erasing the lead Rine had developed over J. Yoder. On the restart, Rine
pulled away and posted a 1.7-second margin of victory over J. Yoder,
Campbell, D. Yoder, and sixth-place starter Donnie Schick.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SUMMARY – 21 August 2010
358 Sprint Cars – 27 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 3 Pat Cannon 2) 81 Bob Beidleman 3) 5 Phil Walter 4) 12
Blane Heimbach 5) 4R Davie Franek 6) 76 Larry Kelleher 7) 63 Mike Walter 8)
21T Kevin Nouse 9) 19 Colby Womer 10) 56 Nate Snyder 11) 5B Josh Beard 12)
99K Cody Keller 13) 71 Jessica Anderson 14) 71C Charlie Anderson 15) 9 Wes
Irwin 16) 7 Joey Borich 17) 66 Ryan Kissinger 18) 1 Jason Shultz 19) 14
Matt Heimbach 20) 21 Shannon Mausteller 21) 55 John Troxell 22) 23M TJ
Stutts 23) 16H Matt Horst 24) 769 Steve Nederostek
Heat Winners: Charlie Anderson, Pat Cannon, Matt Horst
Consolation Winner: Matt Heimbach
URC Sprint Cars – 24 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 12 Blane Heimbach 2) 28F Davie Franek 3) 63W Josh Wells
4) 99 J.J. Grasso 5) 5G Curt Michael 6) 89 Robbie Stillwagon 7) Justin
Collett 8) 08 Jason Clauss 9) 73 Kramer Williamson 10) 8S Tim Iulg 11) 17J
Jonathan Swanson 12) 71 Jessica Anderson 13) 22 Becca Anderson 14) 47 Tim
Higgins 15) 88 Rory Janney 16) 9D Kevin Darling 17) 39 Tim Hogue 18) 00
Kevin Nouse 19) 47M Bill Unglert 20) 2 Art Liedl 21) 6 Gary Gollub 22) 2L
Midge Miller 23) 3 Pat Cannon 24) 56 Randy West DNS
Heat Winners: Kevin Nouse, Josh Weller, Kevin Darling
Late Models – 19 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 2J Jeff Rine 2) 27 Jim Yoder 3) 2 Steve Campbell 4) 32
Dylan Yoder 5) 6 Donnie Schick 6) 88 Tony Adams 7) 99 Jeff Smith 8) 16 Matt
Cochran 9) 99Z Dave Zona 10) 14 Dave Brouse Sr. 11) 9 Carl Graves 12) 45
Eric Hons 13) 115 Troy Miller 14) 0 Brett Schadel 15) 91 Chad Davis 16) 7M
Meade Hahn 17) 90 Kyle Rhoads 18) 13B James Cornell 19) Ryan Nearhood (DNS)
Heat Winners: Chad Davis, Dylan Yoder