Holtgraver Tops Lernerville Opener

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Danny Holtgraver (10h) goes by Logan Wagner on his way to winning the sprint-car feature Friday at Lernerville Speedway. (Joe Secka/JMS Pro Photo)
Danny Holtgraver (10h) goes by Logan Wagner on his way to winning the sprint-car feature Friday at Lernerville Speedway. (Joe Secka/JMS Pro Photo)
Danny Holtgraver (10h) goes by Logan Wagner on his way to winning the sprint-car feature Friday at Lernerville Speedway. (Joe Secka/JMS Pro Photo)

SARVER, Pa. – Danny Holtgraver led the list of race winners during the opening night of action at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night, topping the 410 sprint-car feature at the four-tenths-mile clay oval.

Cory Good and Scott Priester brought the Peoples TWP sprint-car field to green and Good jumped out to a quick lead. Carl Bowser made quick work of Priester and set his sights on Good.

Bowser took the lead on lap six, but led only four circuits before Holtgraver snuck under him entering turn three in lapped traffic. Holtgraver officially took the lead at the flagstand on lap 12 and never looked back on the way to his eighth career feature win at the Action Track.

Carl Bowser chased him the whole way to the checkered flag for a second place finish. Logan Wagner made a surprise visit to Lernerville in the Bob Salathe No. RG3 Sprint Car. Salathe was a longtime late-model driver, but has provided a stout sprint car to the second generation driver and we look forward to seeing more of this team in 2014 after a podium finish in the first outing.

Cory Good has a fresh new look on his No. 40X sprinter and scored a strong fourth place finish ahead of Brandon Matus in fifth. Jared Zimbardi, Mike Lutz, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jack Sodeman Jr. and Brent Matus completed the top ten.

Other winners Friday night at Lernerville were Russ King (late models), Brian Swartzlander (modifieds) and Terry Young (sportsman)
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