Story By: KALI LANDIS / BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY – YORK HAVEN, PA – Frankie Herr’s message to his crew chief, Donny Rexrode, during the red flag was to the point and confident.
Rexrode wanted to know what he could do to make Herr’s second-place car better and enough to overtake leader Scott Dellinger. Herr responded, “We’ll be fine, I got him. Don’t worry, I got him.”
Herr knew what he was talking about. He blasted around Dellinger on the Lap 21 restart and sped away to victory in the 25-Lap BAPS Paints Super Sportsman main event on “Start Them All Features Only Night” at BAPS Motor Speedway.
“I knew we were good on the restarts,” Herr said. “I saw he was running the top pretty hard, and I figured there was something up there.
“I figured his guys thought maybe I couldn’t go up there, and when I saw him dive to the bottom there, I was going to do whatever it took to get up front.”
Dellinger started on the pole, which many believed meant that the rest of the field was running for second. Apparently, Herr didn’t get the memo.
Herr started 11th on the grid and methodically made his way to the front. He took advantage of a pair of early cautions and got to the runner-up spot by the time the caution was thrown on. Lap 20 for an incident involving Kenny Edkin, a two-time winner this season, and Allan Hallman.
“When you’ve got a good racecar and it’s slick as it is, it really makes it a lot of fun,” Herr said in Victory Lane. “It’s just frustrating when you are getting banged around, and guys can’t run you too awful clean.
Then came a chorus of boos directed at Herr after the statement. He followed it up with, “I appreciate all of these boos, because all that does is make us go faster.”
Herr was faster on the restart. Dellinger went to the bottom of the first and second turn, and Herr shot around the top to take the lead.
The rest of the event belonged to Herr. He went on to score his 16th-career BAPS Motor Speedway win over Dellinger, Chase Gutshall, eighth-place starter Rich Eichelberger, and 12th-place starter Mike Enders.
“I want to thank my guys a lot,” Herr said. “We were a tick off there, and Donny … He doesn’t stop working and gave me a heck of a racecar.
“I can’t give this team enough credit. They put forth so much effort and the equipment I need to do this, and I’m the one who gets to have fun.”
In the Creekside Auto Sales 358 Late Model feature, Ben Whitaker started second and crushed the 17-car field over the 20-lap distance.
The only thing that slowed Whitaker’s pace was a pair of caution periods on Lap 3 and Lap 9. Still, Whitaker was able to take the checker over Matt Adams by a jaw-dropping six seconds.
Chase Billet was third, followed by Travis Mease. Daulton Bigler started 12th on the grid and came up to fifth.
Brian Walls captured an entertaining Morgan Paving/Aqua Pools Street Stock main event that featured five lead changes between three different drivers.
Mike Walls led the first circuit before Brian Walls took over and led the next five laps. Mike Walls was back in front on Lap 7, but fifth-place starter Chad Smith went by both Brian and Mike Walls to take the point.
Smith only led three laps in the 20-lap feature. Mike Walls took command on Lap 11, before Brian Walls assumed control on Lap 14 and led the rest of the way.
Mike Walls settled for second, with Smith, Jim Palm, and 17th-place starter Mike Buckley completing the top five.
Sam Rial led 18 of 20 laps to earn the victory in the Superior Homes Extreme Stock feature event.
Rial led the first 10 circuits before giving way to Patrick McClane on Lap 11. Two laps later, Rial was back in front and cruising to the win.
Travis Horan, Keith Bissinger, Donnie Broderick, and Ronnie Buck completed the top five. McClane fell to ninth in the running order.
A total of 36 cars started the Legends feature, with Bill Diehl taking the lead on Lap 14 and speeding away to victory in the 20-lap event.
Zachary Settle started on the pole and led the first four laps. Scott Houdeshell started 12th and took the lead on Lap 5 thanks to a stellar charge to the front.
Diehl, who started 14th, followed Houdeshell and took the lead on Lap 14. He led the rest of the way for the victory.
Houdeshell, Jeremy Ott, who started 27th, Alex Schmiedel, and Chandler Pagnotta completed the top five.
BAPS Motor Speedway
York Haven, Pa.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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BAPS SUPER SPORTSMAN
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 70D-Frankie Herr; 2. 30-Scott Dellinger; 3. 1A-Chase Gutshall; 4. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 5. 3B-Mike Enders; 6. 83-Bruce Buckwalter Jr.; 7. 35-John Edkin; 8. 58-Paul Miller; 9. 20W-Davey Walsh; 10. 318-Steve Fannasy; 11. 23-Justin Foster; 12. 5D-Luke Deatrick; 13. 7-Timmie Barrick; 14. 14-Nate Young; 15. 75-Kenny Edkin (DNF); 16. 2M-Matt Ondek (DNF); 17. 38-Allan Hallman (DNF); 18. 22-Daniel John (DNF); 19. 71K-Tyler Wolford (DNF); 20. 77W-Tom Wyckoff (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders – Scott Dellinger (1-20), Frankie Herr (21-25)
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Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 13X-Ben Whitaker; 2. 9-Matt Adams; 3. 22-Chase Billet; 4. 116-Travis Mease; 5. 24-Daulton Bigler; 6. 4M-Kyle Moser; 7. NINE-Alan Sagi; 8. 5-Charles Potts; 9. 60-Bobby Beard; 10. 21-Joey Hoffer; 11. NINEX-Ross Leinbach; 12. 0-Deshawn Gingerich; 13. 6-Corry Gingerich; 14. 21Z-Cam Zeigler (DNF); 15. 118-Sean Merkel (DNF) (Artwerks Hard Luck Award); 16. 4-John Moser Jr. (DNF); 17. 19-Dan Hoffman (DNS). No time.
Lap Leaders – Ben Whitaker (1-20)
MORGAN PAVING/AQUAFUN POOLS STREET STOCKS
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls; 2. 52-Mike Walls; 3. 99-Chad Smith; 4. 7P-Jim Palm; 5. 94-Mike Buckley; 6. 1W-Will Walls; 7. 59-Ryan Smith (Artwerks Hard Charger); 8. 31H-Greg Hainsey; 9. 181-Butch Helsel; 10. 18-Chris Derr (DNF); 11. 64-Brandon Wanner (DNF); 12. 33-Troy Myers (DNF); 13. 43-Eric Tripp (DNF); 14. 44-Charles Rupert (DNF); 15. 80D-David Dietz (DNF); 16. 14W-Andrew Walls (DNF); 17. M1-Mike Potts (DNF); 18. 41W-Bud Witmer (DNF); 19. 72-Jason Townsend (DNF); 20. 4-Jimmy Combs (DNF); 21. 14D-Justin Dashler (DNF); 22. 81-Jasen Geesaman (DNS). No time.
Lap Leaders – Mike Walls (1), Brian Walls (2-6), Mike Walls (7), Chad Smith (8-10), Mike Walls (11-13), Brian Walls (14-20)
SUPERIOR HOMES EXTREME STOCKS
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 55-Sam Rial; 2. 21H-Travis Horan; 3. 11B-Keith Bissinger (Rehbeins Service Center Hard Charger); 4. 97-Donnie Broderick; 5. 8B-Ronnie Buck; 6. 1A-Scott Arnold; 7. 17-Brian Blank Jr.; 8. 98-Richard Daughtrey (DNF); 9. 21A-Patrick McClane (DNF) (Artwerks Hard Luck Award); 10. 91-Will Long (DNF); 11. 15-Jeff Gill (DNF); 12. 11-Branden Staccone (DNF); 13. 18C-Matt Adams (DNF); 14. 25-Andrew Hogue (DNF); 15. 6G-Gordie Marshall (DNF); 16. 97X-Paul Sylvester (DNS); 17. 7F-Jordan Fulton (DNS). No time.
Lap Leaders – Sam Rial (1-10), Patrick McClane (11-12); Sam Rial (13-20)
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Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 3. 10-Jeremy Ott; 4. 95-Alex Schmiedel; 5. 75-Chandler Pagnotta (Lincoln Speed and Custom Hard Charger); 6. 19-Travis Perry; 7. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 8. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 9. 41-Chuck Dell Jr.; 10. 94-Greg Burd; 11. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 12. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 13. 93-Brent Marquis; 14. 18-Chris Transeau; 15. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 16. 99-Eric Hurst; 17. 79-Ed Trump; 18. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 19. 30-Alex Robinson; 20. 17H-Timothy Hahn; 21. 8BALL-Robert Shaw; 22. 42-Scott Lee; 23. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 24. 71-Ron Dick; 25. 19L-Jonathan Robinson; 26. 69-Cole Hahn; 27. 39-Bonnie Lee; 28. 18H-Jeremy Hahn (DNF); 29. 17-Cory Phillips (DNF); 30. UGLY-Travis McClelland (DNF); 31. 9-Rick Hartwig (DNF); 32. 83J-James Snow Jr. (DNF); 33. 88-Don Butler (DNF); 34. 90-Scott Spidle (DNF); 35. 4-Eli Dodge (DNF); 36. 2-Scott Smith (DNF); 37. 23-Bob Fink Jr. (DNS). No time.
Lap Leaders – Zachary Settle (1-4), Scott Houdeshell (5-13), Bill Diehl (14-20)