The Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam 75 is the most prestigious regular season event for Lancaster’s Sunoco Sportsman division. A field of 24 cars took the opening green flag with Neal Dietz Jr. and Jake Lyon trading the lead during the opening laps. Hossfeld started seventh but quickly worked his way to the front of the field, taking the lead from Dietz on Lap 8.
Shawn Nye battled through some early race issues to come back through the field, working his way into the runner-up position. Nye picked up his third-straight top two finish. Scott Wylie, Andy Lewis and Mark Pennell rounded out the top five and were the only other cars remaining on the lead lap by race’s end.
In the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, Sharpe picked his way through the field after starting ninth. He caught then-race leader Mark Hoch late in the race and passed him in Turn 2 to take control, cruising to his fourth win of 2017. Hoch finished second, followed by Keith Flanigan, Dave Wilson and Tommy Wentland.
In the NYPA TQ Midgets, Nye led all 20 laps to win the feature. Bobby Holmes came from ninth to second place, with Erik Musto, Kyle Hutchinson and Brandon Zavarella rounding out the top five.
Lancaster National Speedway will be off next weekend as the facility plays host to the Niagara Swap Meet & Car Show. Vendors from across the country will be on hand all weekend, plus the Clutch Artists will be hosting a car show. The next X-Press Signs Stock Car event will be Thursday, June 29 for the third annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 Bill Colton Memorial race for the Race of Champions Modified Series. Racing starts at 7 p.m. Keep up with the action at www.lancasternationalspeedway.com.