The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


April 14, 2013

Auto racing: Long scores first career win at Selinsgrove Speedway


Sixth through 10th place were Phil Walter, Eric Tomecek, Josh Beard, Ryan Kissinger and Duane Mausteller, respectively. Points leader Mark Smith pulled off on lap 4 after losing his breaks.

Heat winners for the 17 358 sprint cars went to Stutts and Keller.

Chad Davis led the first 17 laps of the 25-lap late model feature but slid up and made contact with the Turn 2 wall on a restart and surrendered the lead to Jerry Bard.

Bard held off Danville's Jeff Rine by .191 seconds for his first-ever win at the track.

"I'm beginning to like this place, you might see me here more often," Bard said. "The car was getting tight there near the end and under the caution, I adjusted the brakes and I was able to get he lead."

Jim Bernheisel finished third with Tony Adams and Matt Cochran completing the top five.

Sixth through 10th place were Bryan Bernheisel, Jim Yoder, Dave Zona, Davis and Kenny Trevitz, respectively.

Heat winners for the 17 late models went to Bard and J. Bernheisel.

Brian Johnson of Ashland became the first repeat winner in the roadrunner division as he held off Northumberland's Bob Bussey in the 12-lap feature. Ricky Bender, John Fowler and Brandon Shultz completed the top five.

Sixth through 10th place were Curtis Lawton, Butch Shaffer, Jeremy Kine, Toby Chase and Lori Croop, respectively.

Heat winners for the 12 roadrunners went to Bender and Johnson.

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