The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Motorsports

August 30, 2012

Shawn Wood's motorsports column: End of summer brings hot events

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Not worth the money

Speaking of weather, as the rain was moving into Selinsgrove last Sunday just in time to rain out the first-ever visit by the World of Outlaw late models, it gave Austin Dillon and his crew time to do some “street fishing” for their amusement before the storm.

The setup had WoO announcer Rick Eshelman as the bait man and Dillon as the reel man. They put a dollar bill on the end of a fishing line and Eshelman would tell an unsuspecting victim that someone dropped a dollar on the ground. As the victim would bend over to pick it up, the bill would move. Two older gentleman tried all they could to grab the buck and their exploits made it on to a Twitter video. Also a victim of the gag, according to reports, was Delaware super late model start Ricky Elliott. And yours truly was also a victim Sunday.

So the next time you see Eshelman and a dollar bill on the ground near him, just keep walking or you too could end up on a Twitter video.

A-plus for effort

For race fans who were not at Selinsgrove Speedway the night before, they missed out on some great action in the 358 sprint car and super late model features.

The battle for second in the 358 sprint car feature was one of the best battles in some time, with veterans Phil Walter, T.J. Stutts and Mark Smith, putting on an epic battle for the runner-up spot. In the late model division, Matt Cochran of Williamsport, a graduate of Selinsgrove Raceway Park, held off both Jeff Rine and Chad Davis for his second win of the year.

In talking with Selinsgrove promoter Charlie Paige the other day, he said that he would give the racing action at Selinsgrove this year an A-plus for all of the divisions.

I couldn’t agree more.

Shawn Wood covers motorsports for The Daily Item.

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