The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 28, 2013

Motorsports: Poised and ready for Speed Week


     n Lincoln

Hodnett won last week's 410 feature, his first at the track since 2011. He is one of nine drivers to have scored a win at the oval this year. Rahmer, who leads the points by 155 over Montieth, has 17 top 10s, 14 top-fives and two wins to bring his all-time win mark to 168.

Montieth leads all drivers with four wins.

"We're not real confident heading into Speed Week, we've been struggling," Hodnett said. "We have to pick up our speed and get our car better. I just can't find the balance as to how the car wants to be driven compared to what the track is dictating and what the car is allowing me to do."

n Port Royal

Selinsgrove's Blane Heimbach and Harrisbug's Chad Layton have been trading the points lead over the past few weeks with Heimbach scoring the win last week, his second of the year, to retake the points by 75 points. Eight different drivers have won at Port this season with Doug Esh the only other driver than Layton and Heimbach to have won twice.

n Big Diamond

Hodnett is the driver to beat when it comes to 410s roll into Coal Country. Kauffman and Tyler Walker are among some of the other drivers who have won a Speed Week show at the 3/8th-mile oval over the years.

n Selinsgrove

Hodnett opened the Speedway's 2013 season with a win on March 10, his 14th career win at the track. It was the first of four 410 shows on the schedule this year. Marks won the Tilley Classic on May 26. Last year, Lance Dewease won the finale.

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