By Shawn Wood
For The Daily Item
SELINSGROVE -- There's something about the World of Outlaws and Selinsgrove Speedway. They can't seem to win on the fastest half-mile on the East Coast.
That trend continued Saturday night when Greg Satterlee, of Rochester Mills, won his second WoO LMS feature in the last five series events as he captured the 40-lap, $8,000-to-win feature.
Jeff Rine of Danville set the tone early in the evening that the locals were ready to defend their home turf. He set a fast time with a lap of 19.226 seconds. It was the second time in his career that he captured a fast-time award. The other came on June 24, 2009, at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville.
Tonight, for the first time in the track's history, the 15th annual Late Model National Open will be sanctioned by the Outlaws. The 50-lap feature pays $10,000 to win. Joining the super late models will be the limited late models. Racing starts at 7.
Defending WoO LMS champion Darrel Lanigan paced the first opening lap before Satterlee got by on the low side of Turn 2 to take the lead on lap 1.
Rine, who started fifth, moved into fourth in the opening laps and battled with Vic Coffery for the spot until Rine took control of it on lap six.
Satterlee and Lanigan then opened a lead on the field and the two battled for the top spot. Lanigan got by Satterlee on lap 7 and pulled away from him the field by lap 12.
Three laps later, Satterlee started to reel in Lanigan and passed him on the high side between Turns 1 and 2 on lap 16, momentarily, for the lead.
Lanigan, who appeared to be heading to his 51st career win in WoO LMS action slowed on lap 17 to bring out the feature's only caution. He was credited with a 20th-place finish due to overheating problems.