Rick’s Racing Roundup: Seger Takes Victory Lane in Sharon Following Big Win at Thunder Mountain

SARVER, Pa. (EYT) – The local racing season is starting to wind down and point races are coming to a close as just a handful of regular races are left, making way for year-end specials.

It was another full slate of action this past weekend with some familiar faces in victory lane and a few new ones.

Lernerville Speedway couldn’t have asked for better weather to get the weekend’s action started on Friday evening. Mat Williams and Corey McPherson continued their winning ways as both drivers recorded their fifth win of the season in the modifieds and sportsman features respectively. Alex Ferree Jared Miley for his fourth late model triumph of the season.

Corey McPherson on his way to win #5 at Lernerville Speedway. Photo by Rick Rarer.

Corey McPherson on his way to win #5 at Lernerville Speedway. Photo by Rick Rarer.

In the sprint car feature it was Jack Sodeman Jr finally breaking through for his first win of the season at the action track. Sodeman dominated the 25 lap feature and it was an emotional victory for the North Jackson, Ohio driver who dedicated the win to his mother, who recently lost her battle with cancer. Fab 4 racing will headline the show again this Friday with only two point races remain at Lernerville.

Jimmy Seger was the feel good story of the night Saturday at Sharon Speedway. A year ago Seger suffered injuries in a violent crash at Williams Grove Speedway that found him in critical condition and fighting for his life. Seger recently made his return to racing behind the wheel of a 305 sprint car and recorded an impressive win at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

A very happy Jimmy Seger in victory lane after his first Sharon win. Photo by Rick Rarer.

A very happy Jimmy Seger in victory lane after his first Sharon win. Photo by Rick Rarer.

Saturday he would strap himself back into a powerful 410 sprint car for the first time since his accident and surprised everyone by holding off Brandon Matus by just inches to score his first ever Sharon Speedway win. Early leader Dan Kuriger, Eric “Turkey” Williams, and Jack Sodeman Jr rounded out the top five.

A nice field of twenty-two sprint cars were on hand for the final sprint show of the season at Sharon Speedway. Sharon will be back in action this Saturday will be a regular show along with the RUSH crate late models and bike races for the kids.

Tri-City Raceway Park had a busy weekend with two full nights of racing on Saturday and Sunday evening. Rob Blair was the late model winner on Saturday while Jared Miley invaded Saturday to win the ULMS late model feature.

Other drivers that had a good weekend included Max Blair and Mat Latta who were the 1-2 finishers each night in the crate late model events. Latta was the victor on Saturday night while Blair would win the Bill Emig Memorial feature on Sunday.

In closing we want to send thoughts and prayers out to the Swindell and Campbell families. Jim Campbell lost his life in an accident during hot laps at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday evening.

Kevin Swindell, son of sprint car great Sammy Swindell was involved in an accident Thursday during the Knoxville Nationals. Swindell has undergone two surgeries to try and repair back and spinal cord injuries sustained in the crash.

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About Rick

Rick Rarer, a Franklin resident, is the owner of Racestud.com and SprintCarNews.com. He has been covering racing for 17 years, taking racing photos for 12 years, and has covered races at over 100 tracks in 15 states. Most recently, Rick won the Bill Steinbach Media Award at the Lernerville Speedway Annual Awards Banquet.


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