Franek Doesn’t Panic At Selinsgrove

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SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Davie Franek was on a mission Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

After winning his heat race, Franek went on to win the Rislone URC Firecracker 30 Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Franek started sixth and with a brilliant outside move, took the lead on lap two.

Franek appeared to have the field covered, but on lap 20, Derek Locke challenged and took the lead from Franek for just a moment. At the same time, the yellow flag was displayed for Mike Walter II who stopped in turn two. On the double-file restart, Franek not only took the lead, he ran to hide from the rest of the field.

Mark Smith moved into second on lap twenty and tried to reel in the leader but Franek had the field covered and went on to collect the $2,500 first place prize. Franek took the win over Smith, Brock Zearfoss, T.J. Stutts and Pat Cannon.

For Franek, URC’s point leader, this marked his first win of the season with URC and his second career win.

The three heat race winners were Ed Aikin, Davie Franek and Mike Walters Jr.

The finish:

Davie Franek, Mark Smith, Brad Zearfoss, TJ Stutts, Pat Cannon, Derek Locke, Jason Shultz, Mike Walter, Josh Weller, Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, Ryan Kissinger, Jason Clauss, Troy Betts, Ed Aikin, Colby Womer, Jordan Thomas, Derek Steward, Brad Franks, Mike Walter II, Larry Kelleher, Randy West, Jimmy Stitzel, Jonathan Swanson, Will Eggimann.