Racing action brings fans to their feet

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By Steven Evans

Steven Evans

For The Lancaster News

It was a good night for racing Saturday at Lancaster Motor Speedway. In the Young Guns main event, David Yandle had the car to beat. As soon as he took the green flag he went straight to the front. He had no challengers for the top spot. He dominated the entire race and cruised into victory lane taking another win. He was followed by Josh Langley, Brandon Blackmon and Leah Sweatt, who was driving for Andrew Blackwood.

Speedway fans were on their feet for the Super Stock event. The crowd was yelling and clapping because of two main drivers, Brandy Baker and Frankie McGuire. They both shared the front row, and as soon as the green flag dropped, they both took off for the front. Baker had the lead, but McGuire was on his bumper. Baker was careful because one false move and McGuire would pass him for the lead. A yellow flag came out when Baker and McGuire were battling bumper to bumper causing McGuire to spin out in Turn 4, sending him to the rear of the pack. Baker was still leading when the race got under way. Richard Broome was in second.

McGuire made his way through the pack to third position. While he was still leading, Baker returned to the pits because his right rear tire was going flat. Broome took the lead, but not for long. McQuire took the lead and held Baker off for the win. He was followed by Baker, Broome, Barry Mathis and Jeff Langley, rounding out one of the best shows of the night.

It was three wide Kenny Ramsey, Junior Stacks and Shaun Medlin in Turn 4 of the Sportsman Crate main event. Ramsey took the lead with Stacks and Medlin battling for second the entire race. Ramsey stretched out his lead and never looked back as he strolled into victory circle. He was followed by Stacks, Medlin, Travis Payne and Adam McKay.

It was a wild night for the drivers in the Late Model main event. David Yandle took the lead early in the race but a caution came out when Robbie Jordan and Allen Wright, driving for Andy Blackwood, were racing hard for a spot. Then Jordan and Wright collided, causing Wright to hit the wall hard coming out of Turn 4. Wright's car was totaled and had to be carried off the track.

Yandle was still leading when the race resumed. He pulled away from the pack and claimed the victory. He was followed by Daniel Tucker, Robbie Jordan, Randy Smith and Josh Ward.

Michael Outlaw took the lead early in the Pure Street main event. Jerry Sexton was second, but not for long.

Sexton had his hands tied with Steve Hinson, who passed him and took over the second position. A determined Hinson passed Outlaw and took the win. He was followed by Sexton, Outlaw, Kevin Blackwell and Frankie McGuire.

In the FASTRAK Crates event Benji Knight took the lead as the green flag dropped. Andy Hodges took second and tried hard to pass Knight, but was unsuccessful. Knight took the win and was followed by Hodges, Chris Fite, Mike Huey and Allen Wright, who was driving for Andy Blackwood.

Dustin Sweatt and Jeffrey McGuirt battled for the lead spot in the Super Stock 4 main event. McGuirt quickly took the lead and never looked back. Following him across the stripe were Sweatt, Eric Caskey, Chase Wilson and Ray Adams.