Port Royal PA Sprint Speedweek and URC Results and Stories

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
(Video Highlights from FloRacing.com)
(Video Highlights from FloRacing.com)

Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA

PA Sprint Speedweek and URC

39 410’s
31 URC

410 Results

Cars were divided into two groups with the first group making up heats one and two and the second group making up heats three and four. Chase Dietz (3rd car out to time) set quick time in the first group and overall on the  half-mile at 15.953 seconds. Danny Dietrich (2nd car out) was second quick, followed by Billy Dietrich (1st), Tim Wagaman Jr. (9th) and Derek Hauck (5th). Chris Smith failed to get a time in. Anthony Macri (1st car out) was quickest in the second group, followed by Justin Whittall (13th), Brent Marks (4th), Emerson Axsom (14th) and Garrett Bard (2nd). Lance Dewease, who had issues in hot laps, and Dustin Baney did not get a time in.

Heat one (started): 1. Hauck 33H (2) 2. B. Dietrich 8 (1) 3. Kody Lehman 47K (8) 4. Mike Wagner 55 (3) 5. Dietz 1 (4) / 6. Austin Bishop 35 (5) 7. Lucas Wolfe 5w (7) 8. TJ Stutts 11 (9) 9. Dylan Cisney 5 (6) 10. Blane Heimbach 12 (10)

8-lap heats took the top five to the feature, and the heat winner and the quickest qualifier (starting fourth) who finished in the top five into the redraw. Hauck led the distance and pulled away at the end. Lehman came from row four to take third from Dietz on lap two. M. Wagner followed him into fourth on lap four.

Heat two (started): 1. Logan Wagner 69K (3) 2. Brock Zearfoss 3z (2) 3. D. Dietrich 48 (4) 4. Wagaman Jr. 27 (1) 5. Jeff Halligan 45 (8) / 6. Mark Smith M1 (5) 7. Jake Karklin 35K (6) 8. Freddie Rahmer 51 (7) 9. Dylan Norris 17 (9) DNS – Chris Smith 55s

Zearfoss led early. L. Wagner took the point from him using the low side on lap two. Halligan grabbed the final transfer from Karklin on lap three, and D. Deitrich passed Wagaman for third on the last lap.

Heat three (started): 1. Marks 19 (1) 2. Macri 39m (4) 3. Ryan Smith 6 (3) 4. Bard 95 (2) 5. Kyle Reinhardt 91 (5) / 6. Jessie Attard 53 (7) 7. Devin Adams 99 (6) 8. Kody Hartlaub 39 (8) 9. Vince Snyder 2c (9) DNS – Dustin Baney 24B

Marks led the distance. R. Smith passed Bard for third on lap three.

Heat four (started): 1. Michael Walter 77 (2) 2. Whittall 67 (4) 3. Devon Borden 23 (3) 4. Lance Dewease 12D (9) 5. Axsom 27W (1) / 6. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 33 (6) 7. Kyle Keen 17K (7) 8. Steve Buckwalter 17B (5) 9. Tyler Bear 25 (8)

Walter won going away. Dewease started last and was in a transfer position on the first lap. He grabbed fourth on lap two from Borden. Borden dropped back to fifth, but resurged to third on lap three. Dewease came on late to pass Axsom for fourth.

B main (started): 1. Buckwalter (2) 2. Bishop (1) 3. Attard (3) 4. Wolfe (6) / 5. McIntyre (5) 6. M. Smith (4) 7. Karklin (7) 8. Hartlaub (10) 9. Stutts (9) 10. Cisney (11) 11. Heimbach (13) 12. Norris (12) 13. Keen (8) 14. C. Smith (14) DNS – Adams, Rahmer, Snyder, Bear, Baney

The most drama happened before the 12-lapper. In staging, Snyder turned right and put Rahmer into the frontstretch wall and upside down. Both did not start. The top four transfers were decided on the first lap and never changed.

A main (started): 1. Macri (5) 2. Marks (3) 3. L. Wagner (8) 4. D. Dietrich (4) 5. Lehman (11) 6. Walter (1) 7. Dietz (2) 8. Whittall (7) 9. B. Ditrich (9) 10. Dewease (17) 11. R. Smith (12) 12. M. Wagner (14) 13. Borden (13) 14. Wagaman Jr. (16) 15. Reinhardt (18) 16. Wolfe (24) 17. Hauck (6) 18. Halligan (19) 19. Buckwalter (21) 20. Axsom (20) 21. Attard (23) 22. Zearfoss (10) 23. Bishop (22) 24. Bard (15)

Walter led the 30-lapper early over Dietz, Marks, D. Dietrich and Macri. Macri used a slider in turn four to pass Dietrich for fourth on lap three. Dietz tagged the wall a couple of times on lap nine and Marks passed him for second. Macri followed into third on lap ten, and D. Dietrich went to fourth on lap 12. Marks reeled in Walter in traffic and passed him for the lead on lap 14. L. Wagner entered the top five on lap 15 before a slowing Bishop brought the only caution of the event at the halfway point. D. Dietrich grabbed third from Walter on the restart. L. Wagner followed him into fourth on lap 18. Macri was running low and Marks high. Macri used a slider in turn four to take the point for good with 11 to go and earn $10,000. Lehman turned in a good run, getting in the top five on lap 24, and L. Wagner cruised under D. Dietrich to take third with five to go. Wolfe was the hard-charger.
Tyler RossTyler Ross URC Results

URC Heat one (started, *qualified for feature) (8 Laps): 1. 77-Derek Locke[1*]; 2. 47-Adam Carberry[2*]; 3. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[3*]; 4. 18J-JT Ferry[6*]; 5. 22R-Ron Helmick[9*]; 6. 42U-Tyler Ulrich[10*]; 7. 669-Brandon McGough[4]; 8. 70D-Frankie Herr[7]; 9. 45-Wyatt Walizer[5]; 10. 3-Will Brunson[11]; 11. 55W-Randy Wilbert (8)

8-lap heats transferred the top 18 in passing points to the feature. Locke led the distance. Wilbert spun a lap in and retired. Ferry grabbed fourth on that restart and exchanged the spot with Helmick a couple of times in a good battle.

URC Heat two (started, *qualified for feature) (8 Laps): 1. 29R-Seth Schnoke[1*]; 2. 35K-Jake Karklin[5*]; 3. 66-Doug Hammaker[6*]; 4. 63-Josh Weller[7*]; 5. 10X-Reese Nowotarski[8*]; 6. 17-Owen Dimm[10*]; 7. 51-Jared Kreider[9]; 8. 54-Brett Wanner[3]; 9. 23B-Preston Lattomus[2]; 10. 11T-Mike Thompson[4]

Lattomus led Schnoke early. Hammaker snatched third from Thompson on lap two. Weller and Karklin also got by as Thompson was slowing with problems. He brought the caution on lap four. At the same time, Lattomus retired with issues. Karklin moved into third on that restart and grabbed second from Hammaker with two to go.

URC Heat three (started, *qualified for feature) (8 Laps): 1. 7-Tyler Ross[7*]; 2. 32-Kyle Smith[8*]; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher[2*]; 4. 4-Ken Meisner[5*]; 5. 11H-Hayden Miller[4*]; 6. 19T-Jacob Galloway[3*]; 7. 17G-Devin Gundrum[6]; 8. 22B-Jacob Balliet[1]; 9. 19-Kruz Kepner[10]; 10. 99K-Mike Kiser[9]

Fletcher led it early over K. Smith, Balliet and Ross, from seventh. Ross took third on lap two, while Miller moved into fourth. Two laps in, Kiser did a 360 to bring a yellow. Ross shot into the lead on that restart. Kiser brought another caution on lap four. K. Smith claimed second on that restart.

URC B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 51-Jared Kreider[2]; 2. 23B-Preston Lattomus[11]; 3. 669-Brandon McGough[1]; 4. 70D-Frankie Herr[4] 5. 17G-Devin Gundrum[3]; 6. 54-Brett Wanner[5] / 7. 19-Kruz Kepner[6]; 8. 22B-Jacob Balliet[8]; 9. 45-Wyatt Walizer[7]; 10. 99K-Mike Kiser[12]; 11. 55W-Randy Wilbert[10]; 12. 3-Will Brunson[9]; DNS - 11T-Mike Thompson

The 10-lapper took the top six to the feature. Kreider led McGough, Gundrum, Herr and Lattomus early. Brunson broke a front end after contact with Balliet three laps in. Herr snatched third from Gundrum on that restart, while Lattomus moved into fourth. Lattomus passed Herr for third on lap eight.

URC A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7-Tyler Ross[4]; 2. 35K-Jake Karklin[5]; 3. 66-Doug Hammaker[1]; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher[2]; 5. 77-Derek Locke[8]; 6. 63-Josh Weller[11]; 7. 23B-Preston Lattomus[20]; 8. 10X-Reese Nowotarski[14]; 9. 18J-JT Ferry[10]; 10. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[3]; 11. 47-Adam Carberry[9]; 12. 11H-Hayden Miller[15]; 13. 51-Jared Kreider[19]; 14. 17-Owen Dimm[17]; 15. 42U-Tyler Ulrich[16]; 16. 22R-Ron Helmick[13]; 17. 669-Brandon McGough[21]; 18. 54-Brett Wanner[23]; 19. 4-Ken Meisner[12]; 20. 32-Kyle Smith[6]; 21. 29R-Seth Schnoke[7]; 22. 19T-Jacob Galloway[18]; 23. 70D-Frankie Herr[22]; 24. 19-Kruz Kepner[24]

The 25-lapper saw carnage in turn one on the initial try at green. R. Smith and Schnoke flipped hard, Kepner tipped over and Herr, Meisner and Galloway were all a part of it and all retired. Ross jumped to the lead immediately ahead of Fletcher, Karklin, Hammaker and Stillwaggon. Hammaker passed Karklin for third on lap two, but it didn’t last long. Karklin passed him back on lap three, and then took second from Fletcher on the low side on lap six before the only caution of the race came out for debris. Ross was never deterred, while Locke moved into the to pfive on the restart. Ross was into lappers with nine to go, Karklin stayed second, and Hammaker grabbed third from Fletcher on lap 16. Lattomus was the hard-charger.