Rod George Sails At Mercer
MERCER, Pa. – Rod George took his second checkered flag of the weekend when he romped to victory in the sprint-car division at Mercer Raceway Park Saturday.
Eric Williams and Brandon Matus, two of the division’s recent winners, started on the front row of sprint-car event. While Williams did grab the early lead, George, who pulled Willims’s pill, moved into second.
Williams paced the field for the first 12 laps. However, he got hung up in lapped traffic, and that allowed George to drop to the inside of turn four and pull him off the corner to grab the lead on lap 13.
George began to stretch his advantage over Williams, as it appeared that the race could go without interruption. The hopes of a non-stop affair were dashed when Francis Sesco spun in the middle of the backstretch on lap 22. Marty Perovich was collected in the incident. Both cars were taken to the pits, but the drivers were unhurt.
George completed the remaining three laps without fail. Williams remained in second and Andy McKisson finished third. Scott Priester, aboard Martha Dionise’s 15, outdueled Adam Kekich for fourth in the final three laps.
Other winners at Mercer Saturday included J.R. McGinley (358 modifieds), Todd Gabriel (mini stocks), Chris Matthews (outlaw sprint warriors), Jeff Teeters (modified lites) and Shaun Hooks (stock cars).