SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Gregg Satterlee scored the super late model season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway in Saturday night’s 30-lap United Late Model Series-sanctioned event on Performance Food Group Night.
The $3,000 victory was the third of Satterlee’s career at the Snyder County half-mile oval and third overall this season at the wheel of the Keyser Manufacturing No. 22.
Front row starters Max Blair and Satterlee, both feature winners in central Pennsylvania this season, drag raced for the lead into turn one, with Satterlee getting the edge. Fourth-starter Jeff Rine, the defending track champion, closely trailed the leaders in third.
The first caution flag waved on lap 11 when Larry Neiderer’s machine fell off the pace. On the ensuing restart, several cars collided in turns one and two but were able to restart.
Satterlee held the lead while storming around the smooth, fast half-mile in the 18-second lap bracket. For most of the race, Blair kept the leader in his sites, while Rine struggled to catch them in third.
On a lap 14 restart, Rine, eighth-place starter Dylan Yoder, and sixth-place starter Mason Zeigler raced three-wide for the third spot while Satterlee and Blair continued to lead the way at the halfway point.
Yoder eventually settled into the third position after a spirited battle with Rine and Zeigler. The final caution flag regrouped the field on lap 23 when Kenny Trevitz fell off the pace.
At the finish, Satterlee was victorious over Blair, Yoder, Rine, and seventh-starter Dan stone.
To kick off the evening, Rine set a new one-lap late model track record in qualifying with an 18.536-second lap time.
Justin Mills of Bloomingburg, N.Y., came out the victor of a multi-car duel in the 20-lap Apache Tree Service PASS/IMCA 305 sprint car main event.
After being shut out of victory lane last year, Keith Bissinger of Orangeville scored his 58th career roadrunner feature in the division’s 12-lap, season-opening race.
A total of $2,308 was raised from a driver helmet collection Saturday night to benefit driver Bryan Bernheisel, who was injured in a late model accident at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26.
Next on Selinsgrove Speedway’s 75th anniversary schedule will be the Ray Tilley Classic for the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars and super late models at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 25.
The 30-lap sprint car tribute race sponsored by Icon Legacy Custom Modular Homes will pay $5,088 to win. Meanwhile, the super late models will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $3,000 to win.
1. 22-Gregg Satterlee, 2. 111-Max Blair, 3. 24-Dylan Yoder, 4. 2J-Jeff Rine, 5. 2-Dan Stone, 6. 33K-Kyle Knapp, 7. 25-Mason Zeigler, 8. 61-Kenny Trevitz, 9. 15-Scott Flickinger, 10. 0G-DeShawn Gingrich, 11. 14Z-Dave Brouse, 12. 1W-Billy Wampler, 13. 10-Dave Stamm, 14. 27-Jim Yoder, 15. 0X-Ryan Scott, 16. 31-Jim Bernheisel, 17. F1-Coleby Frye, 18. 86-Austin Berry, 19. 121-Larry Neiderer, 20. 25K-Kody Lyter, 21. 76-Andy Haus, 22. 63-Nathan Long, 23. 32-Shaun Jones.