Heimbach Scores At Port Royal
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Blane Heimbach scored his second 410 sprint win of the season at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night and moved back out in front of the point standings after spending two weeks as runner-up to Chad Layton.
In the late model main, Tim Wilson came on late to take his second win of the year after a hotly contested race for the victory while Tim Krape swept the night in pro stock action, taking the twin 12-lap mains for the division.
During intermission over $700 was scrambled on the frontstretch for youth ages 12 and under to gather up. The kids money scramble was sponsored by the First National Bank of Mifflintown.
Chad Layton started on the pole of the 25-lap sprint car main and took the lead after an initial start yellow flag for five-car tangle in the second turn of which Mike Erdley got the worst damage.
Heimbach started seventh in the field in the Creasy No. 12 sprinter and was racing fifth at the end of the first lap but had made it up to third behind Layton and Nate Snyder with four laps in the book.
A yellow flag with five down regrouped the field and Snyder impressed many with a challenge to Laytons inside when action resumed but Layton drove the outside cushion back into the lead in the second turn.
The leaders entered the rear of the field with 10 laps recorded and thats when Heimbach began challenging Snyder for second spot, which he took with 11 laps to go.
Heimbach then quickly ran down Layton and appeared poised to pull off a pass when the leader exploded a right rear tire and rolled to a stop on the backchute with 10 laps to go.
Heimbach had Snyder and 14th starter Lance Dewease running behind him at the new green and Snyder again tried to take a look on the restart but this time it was Dewease who pulled off a pass by getting by for second.
Dewease then tried to keep pace with the leader but was far outdistanced for the win, crossing the line 2.301 seconds behind Heimbach..
The race for third heated up during the last five laps as 11th starter TJ Stutts surged and took third from Snyder with just two laps to go.
Snyder rode home fourth followed by Pat Cannon.