AT SELINSGROVE: To close the Selinsgrove Speedway season, Pat Cannon drove to his 10th 358 sprint win at the track Saturday and took home his second career track title. Steve Campbell won the late-model main while Jeff Rine already had the title clinched. Jason Smith won pro stocks while AJ Hoffman scored the track title. Rob Pyle won roadrunners with Ricky Bender taking the title. Cannon’s win gave him 27 at Selinsgrove, putting him three back of list topper Blane Heimbach.
SAL DANA AND HOPES HURT: After a crash with Sammy Swindell on the opening lap of the World of Outlaws main at Eldora Speedway on Friday night, Joey Saldana was hospitalized with a concussion and his title hopes were seriously hurt. He was three points back of Jason Meyers in points entering Eldora. Saldana couldn’t compete Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway and went from being 20 points back after Eldora to 85 behind. Steve Kinser moved into second place after Lernerville. WoO officials said Sunday that while Saldana has been released from the hospital, they are not sure if he’ll be able to race this weekend in the Williams Grove National Open.
ON THE MEND: Get well wishes go out to long-time sprint mechanic Dave “Cuff” Reich of Beavertown. Reich suffered a mild heart attack early last week and is on the mend. For the last 10 years, Reich has been helping out Blane Heimbach and before that he wrenched for Barry Camp.