Watkins wins at Williams GroveNewsPhoto

Mark Watkins started on the pole for the 20-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Series feature. And like (sporstsman feature winner) Cisney, Watkins took command of the lead on the first lap. Todd Spangler, Wes Zimmerman, Rod Ort and Logan Wagner gave chase, but Watkins opened a seven-car length advantage.

Several caution flags gave Spangler a chance at passing the leader. Following each restart Watkins, from McConnellsburg, drove away from the field.

The red flag came out on lap 16 for a nine-car pile up in turn one. The car driven by Todd Lynn flipped wildly entering turn one. Lynn and the other eight drivers escaped injury.

Mark Watkins led the remaining laps in the Roger Watkins-owned No. 17 to easily win over Spangler, Rod Ort, Nathan Gramley and Randy Kaylor.

The Sprint Car heats for the 27-car field went to Rodney Westhafer, Ort and Mike Freet.

305 Sprint Car results: 1. Mark Watkins 2. Todd Spangler, 3. Rod Ort, 4. Nathan Gramley 5. Randy Kaylor 6. Roger Irvine 7. George Riden III 8. Mike Freet 9. Erin Stetler 10. Rodney Westhafer 11. Tim Kline 12. Jason Brandt 13. Joe Zap 14. Tyler Bear 15. Mike Wagner 16. Ron Farrar 17. Marcus DeFreitus 18. Nicole Bittner 19. Cliff Conner 20. Tom Warrick 21. Todd Lynn 22. Tim Damiani 23. Jim Kennedy 24. Ron Aurand, DNS: Jim Marquette Disqualified: Wes Zimmerman, Logan Wagner


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