Zearfoss Races From 11th Spot In Sprints To Win Third Of Port Season

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PORT ROYAL, PA – Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown started 11th and weaved through the field in front to pick up his third win of the season at the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night in the rain delayed program.

Zearfoss took home $3,500 including a $300 bonus for winning from the 11th starting spot.

The racing program was delayed more than three hours thanks to rains that hit the track just as initial warm ups were being held at 6:30 pm.

Although some drivers chose to give up on the sprint car event before it got started, Brock Zearfoss proved that passing was no problem in the 25-lap sprint car feature as he zipped from his sixth row starting spot to the win.

Second starter Daryl Stimeling took the lead at the start as Nicole Bower gave chase with both Mike Wagner and Zearfoss moving through the field.




Wagner raced into third from the ninth starting spot with eight laps complete but Zearfoss overtook him for the position just two laps later.

With 13 tours completed Zearfoss blasted around Bower for second and set his sights on leader Stimeling and the battle for the lead unfolded.

Zearfoss made an attempt underneath Stimeling in the first and second turns with 11 laps to go but Stimeling was stout on the cushion and pulled back in front as the pair raced onto the backchute.

Zearfoss was regrouping for another stab at the lead with 10 to go when Sammy Swindell stopped on the frontstretch, bringing out the races only caution flag.

“The Jonestown Jet,” Zearfoss struck for the lead on the restart when he blasted the bottom as the leaders entered the first corner to come up with control as the field shot off of the second corner.

And then once in front, Zearfoss checked out on the field, opening up a half-lap advantage of 6.671 seconds over Stimeling by the finish.

Mike Wagner wrestled third away from Bower during the last two laps with Bower settling for fourth and 16th starter and point leader Dylan Cisney finishing in fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Logan Wagner, Blane Heimbach, TJ Stutts, Joey Hershey and Trenton Sheaffer.

Heats went to AJ Flick, Jared Esh and Stimeling.

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Feature Finish

8/5/17

 410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brock Zearfoss, 2. Daryl Stimeling, 3. Mike Wagner, 4. Nicole Bower, 5. Dylan Cisney, 6. Logan Wagner, 7. Blane Heimbach, 8. TJ Stutts, 9. Joey Hershey, 10. Trenton Sheaffer, 11. AJ Flick, 12. Kody Lehman, 13. Dan Shetler, 14. Cale Grubb, 15. Curt Stroup, 16. Sammy Swindell, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Mike Wagner II., 19. Carl Bowser

DNS: Jared Esh, Vince Snyder, Dale Blaney, Greg Hodnett, Justin Barger