Sunday, May 8, 2016

Emerling takes first Sportsman win at Lancaster Speedway

Modified standout Patrick Emerling took home the win in the 35-lap Sunoco Sportsman feature Saturday afternoon at Lancaster National Speedway. Bobby Weber, Mark Hoch and Kevin Bainbridge also picked up wins on Saturday.
Patrick Emerling in victory lane

Emerling was one of three Modified drivers taking advantage of the week off from the Race of Champions Modified Series schedule to get track time on Lancaster’s improved racing surface. Emerling was joined in the field by RoC regulars Tony Hanbury and Chuck Hossfeld. A total of 25 Sunoco Sportsman took the green flag for the 35-lap feature. 

Billy Burd finished runner-up to Emerling, followed by John Barber in third and Hossfeld in fourth; Neal Dietz, Jr. rounded out the top five.

The X-Press Signs Late Models made their first appearance of the 2016 season, with Weber dominating the 25-lap feature and returning to victory lane, a place he visited three times last year. Dave Whittaker finished second, followed by Sam Fullone, Eldon King III and Frank Batista.

Hoch won 25-lap the Advance Auto Parts Street Stock feature, improving on his opening day result by one position. Dave Wilson finished second, followed by Trevor Pettit in third, Tommy Wentland in fourth and TJ Cochrane in fifth.

Bainbridge took his second trip to victory lane this season in the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders. Bobby Hanel Jr. finished second followed by Jason Anasiewicz, Dan Dressel and Howard Guthrie.

Stock car racing at Lancaster returns to its traditional Saturday night “under the lights” format on Saturday, May 14, with racing beginning at 6:30 p.m. The track welcomes the New York Super Stock Series, joining the three weekly home track classes for Spirit Night. Keep up with the action at

Mark Hoch and his Street Stock team in victory lane

Bobby Weber continues to dominate Late Models

Kevin Bainbridge won for the second-straight week in 4-Cylinders

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