Worrell wins at Shenandoah Virginia Sprint Series opener

Glenn Worrell was the winner of Saturday’s Virginia Sprint Series opener at Shenandoah Speed­way. (Photo by Jim Haines)

By Jim Haines 

SHENANDOAH, Va. (April 13) – Opening night for the Virginia Sprint Series was a pavement race at the beautiful Shenandoah Speedway and when it was over Glenn Worrell was first to the finish line.

Saturday’s feature-only event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars had Bill Rice and Charlie Ware on the point with Rice out first. Jerald Harris, Worrell and Mike Keeton were all together at the front behind Rice. 

Rice was smooth lap after lap while Harris was under pressure from Worrell as his car was start­ing to go away. Worrell went low and got by Rice as Harris found himself dealing with Keeton for third. 

Laps were winding down and Worrell and Keeton kept the pressure on with Worrell the first to get un­der Rice for the lead as Keeton went to third.

Keeton worked on Rice and got by for second but time ran out before he could mount a chal­lenge.

On Saturday, April 20 it’s off to Hagerstown, Md., Speedway for a co-sanctioned race with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series that headlines the Open Wheel Easter Eve show.

Feature results – 1. Glenn Worrell; 2. Mike Keeton; 3. Bill Rice; 4. Jerald Harris; 5. Chris Ware; 6. Matt Mullins; 7. Charlie Ware; 8. Josh Perreault.