Lewis Wins 600 Main; Maurer Takes 270's in Season Opener
Written by Barry Angstadt   
Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:33



600cc Feature, 25 laps: 1.Shane Lewis, 2.Ryan Greth, 3.Mike Dicely, 4.Jeff Halligan, 5.A.J. Michael, 6.Shaun Brandel, 7.Brittany Brown, 8.Tyler Esh, 9.Heath Hehnly, 10.Mike Rutherford, 11.Jermain Godshall, 12.Chris Gerhart, 13.Jered Hook, 14.Peter Michael, 15.Tom Kohler, 16.C.J. Tracy, 17.Travis Esh, 18.Chris Panczner, 19.Brent Ely, 20.Tony Dimattia, 21.Jeff Stelter, 22.Shane Braxton, 23.Bruce Ginther Jr., 24.Kory Merkey.



270cc Feature, 25 laps: 1.Jesse Maurer, 2.Jason Swavely, 3.Mike Rutherford, 4.Richie Hartman, 5.Pete Skias, 6.Nick Skias, 7.Billy Logeman, 8.Mike Uhrich, 9.Heath Hehnly, 10.Ryan Morris, 11.Chip Geib, 12.Dan Lane Jr., 13.Christi Sweigart, 14.Justin Harrington, 15.Tyler Reinhardt, 16.Mike Skias, 17.Ricky Sechrist Jr., 18.Zack Fouse, 19.Brian Sholley, 20.Rebecca Lamothe, 21.Mike Miller, 22.Nate Weidman, 23.Brad Kemp, 24.Dave Grube.


125cc Feature, 25 laps: 1.Dave Grube, 2.Jesse Maurer, 3.Richie Hartman, 4.Bradley Brown, 5.Ken Miller, 6.Shane Braxton, 7.Felisha Kirlin, 8.Derek Ecenrode, 9.Cody Drace, 10.Brent Shearer, 11.Jake Smith, 12.Dylan Adams, 13.Jimmy Wampole, 14.Darren Miller, 15.Nick Sweigart, 16.Daniel Braun, 17.Curtis R. Miller, 18.Brie Weiler, 19.Brianna Gerhart, 20.Kory Merkey, 21.Kyle Hehnly, 22.Luis Gonzales, 23.Jordan Espenshade.


270cc Four-Stroke Feature, 25 laps: 1.Chip Geib, 2.Craig DeSantis, 3.Eddie Nocera, 4.Ken Miller, 5.Donna Geib, 6.Kory Shissler, 7.Ryan Morris, 8.Justin Harrington, 9.Earl Eveland, 10.Lewis Kepple Jr., 11.Kim Enck, 12.Steve Smith Sr., 13.Cody Kreger, 14.Sheila Fetter, 15.Greg Schmuck.


Sportsman Feature, 25 laps: 1.Jason Swavely, 2.Bret Habecker, 3.Ken Miller, 4.Wesley Fasnacht, 5.Kerry Lengle, 6.Jeff Hughes, 7.Matt Abers, 8.Paul May III, 9.Sheena Logeman, 10.Robert Shanaman, 11.Corey Schmuck Jr., 12.Jenna Heagy, 13.Tim Ziegler, 14.Dennis Fenstermacher, 15.Jay Lawrence, 16.Mark Ludwig, 17.Brian Becker, 18.Dean Spangler Jr. 19.Curtis R. Miller, 20.Zachary McGhee. DNS: Dave Kemp.


Highlights from Lanco's 55th Season Opener...

**600cc Feature was awesome as Shane Lewis ducked under Mike Dicely to grab the lead with eight laps remaining. Lewis then fought off the charge of Ryan Greth, who attacked from the low groove while Lewis stayed loyal to the high line. Greth pulled even as they headed for the white flag, but Lewis pulled in front once more as they raced back into turn one. Lewis held on over the final circuit to record the victory. Earlier in the race, Lewis and Greth traded slide jobs on several occasions as they battled for second behind Dicely.

**Solid field of cars entered the opener presented by RTS Chassis: 600's = 28; 270's = 32; 125's = 23; Sportsman = 21; 270cc Four-Strokes = 15.

**In the 270cc Feature, Maurer led every lap from his pole starting spot. But his victory was far from easy, as he had to fend off the challenges of Pete Skias and later Jason Swavely. Defending 270cc point champion Nick Skias flipped his No. 88 on the initial start as several cars were mixed up in a melee on the front straightaway. Skias was able to re-fire the car, and he came from the back of the pack to finish sixth, following his dad, Pete, across the finish line.

**Good race in the 125cc feature, too, as Grube held off Shane Braxton in the early going. Later, Grube had to withstand a serious challenge from defending 125cc point champion Jesse Maurer.

**The full press release will be distributed on Monday morning, April 16.




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