Derek Sell drove to his first career sprint-car victory Saturday afternoon during the Final Showdown at Susquehanna Speedway Park.

Sell's victory was worth $10,010.

Sell, wheeling his father's No. 20s that had been driven most of the season by Fred Rahmer, started from the pole position and was scored the leader of all 30 laps of the race.

That wasn't the whole story of the race, however. While Sell held a slim lead for much of the race, Hanover's Logan Schuchart worked his way forward from the eighth starting position and slid by Sell on the final turn. Sell drove back under Schuchart off that last turn to score the win by inches.

Schuchart had to settle for second, with Lance Dewease getting third. Blane Heimbach and Thomasville's Greg Hodnett completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Brent Marks, who came from the rear of the field after stopping on the track early in the race while running third, Rick Lafferty, Steve Buckwalter, Lewisberry's Kyle Moody and Alex Schanz.

In the 20-lap 358 sprint-car feature, York's Josh Beard also led every lap from the pole position. Like the sprint-car feature, this one also nearly saw a lead change on the final lap. Manchester's Austin Hogue pulled alongside Beard off the final turn, but was unable to wrest away the lead.


Brad McClelland finished third, with Tyler Ross and Dale Hammker in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Dillsburg's Brie Hershey, Todd Rittenhouse Jr., Chandler Leiby, Matt Horst and Newberrytown's Michael Hamer.