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NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL presents . . . . . .

LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT $10,000 TO WIN RED ROBIN PA 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK & 358 MODIFIED DOUBLEHEADER SET FOR GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 28

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 23, 2022 . . . . . . The countdown is underway for the fast approaching Levan Machine & Truck Equipment Red Robin Pennsylvania 410 Sprints & 358 Modified Doubleheader set to take place on Tuesday night, June 28 at the Grandview Speedway. This is event #148 of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. A hefty $10,000 will go to the winner of the 35 lap 410 Sprint Hodnett Cup, won the two previous years by Kyle Larson. The Modifieds will chase a $3,000 first place prize to win their 30 lap feature and thanks to Pioneer Pole Buildings, $5,000 will go to any first time Thunder on the Hill Modified winner. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

This event always brings out a star filled field of sprint car drivers and expected entries include Kyle Larson, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody, Lucas Wolfe, TJ Stutts, Ryan Smith, Trey Hivner and Ryan Taylor.

The 358 NASCAR Modifieds, the weekly division at the Grandview Speedway will also be part of this event, bringing two premier divisions to this venue on the same night, a spectacular Double-header. As an added incentive, GT Radiator Modified qualifying events will pay $200 to win. Likely Modified entries include Brett Kressley, Craig Von Dohren, Jared Umbenhauer, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Ryan Watt, Eddie Strada, Rick Laubach, Tim Buckwalter and Doug Manmiller.

All competitors are reminder to bring their own race tires and fuel as the track will not have any on site. An adjustment to the tire rule is now in place due to the limited number of tires. All modifieds will need to compete using only a right rear 48 for this event. Transponders are required for the modifieds since we will be doing timed warm-ups. For details, please go to www.ThunderontheHillRacingSeries.com.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day. Race fans are invited to come out early on race time and take advantage of the FREE pre-race Pit Tours and take part in the Inside/Out Promotion where you may watch warm-ups from the infield of turn four. Check in at the front gate on race night.

Continued support of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is provided by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment in Fleetwood, PA and Pioneer Pole Buildings, GT Radiators and Clever Girl Winery. These sponsors play a key role in the on-going success of the Thunder Series.

2022 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Associate Sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, GT Radiators, Clever Girl Winery

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES – Presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 PA 410 SPRINT SPEED SPEEDWEEK $10,000 TO WIN HODNETT CUP & 358 MODIFIEDS*

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES – Presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 Triple Roaring 20’s for 358/Big Block Modifieds Possible $11,000 to win. . . plus 602 SPORTSMAN

* Indicates NASCAR Point Race

Grandview Speedway Contact Information Track Phone: 610-754-7688

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY PA SPEEDWEEK OPPERMAN-BOGAR-HEINTZELMAN MEMORIAL

FOR 410 SPRINT CARS WILL NOW PAY $10,099 TO WIN SUNDAY, JULY 3;

FAMILY OF RALPH HEINTZELMAN SR. MAKES CONTRIBUTION TO THIS YEAR’S RACE TO HONOR

HIS RECENT INDUCTION INTO NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – When the 410 sprint cars return to Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3, for the Middleswarth Potato Chips PA Speedweek Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial, they will be racing for $10,099 to win thanks to a generous contribution from the family of Ralph Heintzelman Sr. to honor his recent induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Members of the Bogar family and others are also making contributions to this year’s race to make it one of the four biggest payoffs for this year’s 10-race, 32nd Annual PA Speedweek Series presented by Red Robin. Grandstand and pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with qualifying slated for 7:30 p.m. Selinsgrove will use a rain date of Monday, July 4, if needed.

The 30-lap main event for the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars will now offer a purse of more than $35,000. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300. Joining the 410 sprint cars on the open wheel doubleheader will be the Apache Tree Service 305 sprint cars in a 20-lap main event.

Two previous 410 sprint car races at the track this season were won by Anthony Macri of Dillsburg and Gio Scelzi of Fresno, Calif. Brent Marks of Myerstown is the defending PA Speedweek winner at Selinsgrove.

A native of Beaver Springs, Ralph Heintzelman Sr. was arguably one of the sport’s best race car builders and mechanics in Pennsylvania in the 1970’s. He was hired by sprint car owner Luke “Dick” Bogar of Selinsgrove to wrench for driver Jan Opperman of California. The result was a stunning 44-win season in 1972 for the No. 99 team. Together, the trio won Opperman’s only sprint car track title at Selinsgrove a year later in 1973.

When Opperman left to race for USAC, Heintzelman kept going with driver Lynn Paxton and others. Before a devastating garage fire in 1980, Heintzelman was building chassis that were winning races across the country. He passed away in August of 2019 at the age of 81 and was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on June 4 of this year.

The legendary Opperman, who won 19 sprint car races at Selinsgrove and also competed in the Indianapolis 500 during his career, passed away in September of 1997. Bogar, who was a prominent local businessman in the Selinsgrove area, died in October of 2014.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The speedway office can be reached at570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2022:

RACING:

410 Sprint Cars (PA Speedweek)

305 Sprint Cars

TIMES:

Gates Open: 4PM

Qualifying: 7:30PM

ADMISSION:

Adults: $25

Students (12-17): $15

Kids 11 & Under FREE GA

Reserved Seats Add $2

Pit Passes All Ages: $30

RAIN DATE: Monday, July 4 at 7PM


 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACE DATE FAST APPROACHING. . . . .

LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY, JUNE 28, $10,000 HODNETT CUP UP FOR GRABS IN 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK EVENT PLUS MODIFIEDS ON RACE CARD

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 19, 2022 . . . . . . Levan Machine & Truck Equipment of Fleetwood, PA proudly present the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week $10,000 to win Hodnett Cup joined by the 358 Modifieds on Tuesday night, June 28 at the Grandview Speedway. This event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Greg Hodnett collected nine Thunder on the Hill Racing Series wins at the Grandview Speedway – sitting third on the all-time win list and was a six-time Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Champion. Hodnett lost his life in a racing accident at another speedway in 2018. Thunder on the Hill wishes to remember Greg Hodnett with the Hodnett Cup, a trophy fabricated from one of Greg’s many trophies. A base was added to the trophy where the names of future event winners will be engraved. As a perpetual trophy, it will be available on race day for the victory lane celebration, the winner’s name will be added along with the event date and the trophy will continue to be on display year-round at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds. Previous winners of this event include Aarom Ruetzel 8/22/2019 and Kyle Larson on 6/30/2020 and 6/29/2021. So who will add their name to the Hodnett Cup and collect $10,000 for the win?

This event always brings out a star filled field of sprint car drivers and expected entries include Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, red hot Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody, Lucas Wolfe and TJ Stutts just to name a few.

The 358 NASCAR Modifieds, the weekly division at the Grandview Speedway will also be part of this event, bringing two premier divisions to this venue on the same night, a spectacular Double-header. GT Radiator Modified qualifying events will pay $200 to win and will lead up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature. Likely entries include Brett Kressley, Craig Von Dohren, Jared Umbenhauer, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach, Tim Buckwalter and Doug Manmiller.

Pioneer Pole Building has posted and additional $2,000 for any first time Thunder on the Hill Modified feature winner, making the victory worth $5,000 to a first-time winner.

All competitors are reminder to bring their own race tires and fuel as the track will not have any on site. An adjustment to the tire rule is now in place due to the limited number of tires. All modifieds will need to compete using only a right rear 48 for this event . Transponders are required for the modifieds since we will be doing timed warm-ups. For details, please go to www.ThunderontheHillRacingSeries.com.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day. Race fans are invited to come out early on race time and take advantage of the FREE pre-race Pit Tours and take part in the Inside/Out Promotion where you may watch warm-ups from the infield of turn four. Check in at the front gate on race night.

We ask that you bring exact change when purchasing your advance tickets, general admission tickets and Pit Passes. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 are $10 and children 5 and under will be admitted free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.

Continued support of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is provided by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment in Fleetwood, PA and Pioneer Pole Buildings, GT Radiators and Clever Girl Winery. These sponsors play a key role in the on-going success of the Thunder Series.

2022 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Associate Sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, GT Radiators, Clever Girl Winery

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES – Presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 PA 410 SPRINT SPEED SPEEDWEEK $10,000 TO WIN HODNETT CUP & 358 MODIFIEDS*

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES – Presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 Triple Roaring 20’s for 358/Big Block Modifieds Possible $11,000 to win. . . plus 602 SPORTSMAN

* Indicates NASCAR Point Race

Grandview Speedway Contact Information Track Phone: 610-754-7688

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

Speedweek Begins At Williams Grove Friday With Billy Pauch As Guest

410 sprints to race for $7,001 to win, 358 sprints also in action

Fans Get To Visit With Pauch and Car Owners Pre-race Before Book Signing

6/19/22

Mechanicsburg – The 32nd annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for 410 sprint cars will kickoff this Friday, June 24 at Williams Grove Speedway.

Kiely Construction will present the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints in the speedweek opener going 30 laps in distance and paying $7,001 to win.

The HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint cars will also be in action for the speedweek opener.

Time trials will begin at 7:30 pm with gates opening at 5:30.

The race is another in the 2022 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the oval.

The Pennsylvania Speedweek Series runs June 24 through July 3 at area ovals with Williams Grove’s second race of the series on July 1 boasting the largest payout to win at $15,000 for the Mitch Smith Memorial.

Legendary modified and sprint car driver Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, New Jersey will be a special guest at the speedweek opener.

Pauch recently put his career on hold in April after getting the season underway and picking up a modified win.

And while stopping short of announcing his full retirement; the now 65-year old pilot has just released his biography.

With over 740 total career wins to his credit since his first in 1975, Pauch put up his biggest numbers in the modified ranks over the seasons.

But his numbers in a sprint car stand at 62 alone and it’s that portion of his career that Williams Grove will honor at the speedweek lidlifter.

Pauch is perhaps best known for his near decade spent in the potent Zemco No. 1 sprint car during the 1990s.

And to help pay tribute to Pauch’s career, Zemco car owner John Zemaitis and his current driver Logan Wagner will be in attendance for the speedweek opener.

The Zemco No. 1 will be on display in the Williams Grove infield beginning at 5:30 before while Pauch and three of his former car owners gather at the stage from 6 to 6:30 pm for interviews and autographs.

The acclaimed driver will then host a book signing of his biography, “THE LAST COWBOY: The Life and Times of Billy Pauch,”

Joining Pauch for the event will be Zemco owner Zemaitis along with No. 126 car owner Glen Hyneman and No. 55 car owner Gene Jenkins of Milton.

A plaque presentation honoring Pauch’s sprint car career will be presented following time trials and Pauch will again sign books in the infield immediately after the speedweek B Main.

Known to many as “Billy The Kid” during his career, Pauch put up 15 sprint car wins during his tenure at Williams Grove while overall laying claim to victories over the World of Outlaws, All Stars, USAC, CRA, SCRA and KARS.

In 1994 Pauch toured the New York State Fairgrounds mile at world record speed and became the world’s fastest sprint car driver, posting a speed of 144.590 mph.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Event sponsor J.F. Kiely Construction Co. performs work for publicly traded utility companies, energy companies, municipalities, and private entities while employing hundreds of team members in multiple locations throughout the Northeast.

Kiely innovatively designs, builds, and restores the infrastructure of the nation, helping communities grow safer and more connected.

Last year in speedweek action at Williams Grove, Lance Dewease swept both shows while on his way to the track title.

Danny Dietrich is the reigning Pennsylvania Speedweek champion.

Chase Dietz is entering the Williams Grove Speedweek opener having taken the last two Williams Grove races in a row.

 

 

Does The Williams Grove Speedweek Winner Predict A Series Title?

6/19/22

Mechanicsburg – As Williams Grove goes, so goes the speedweek championship.

Well, not quite.

But at least 44 % of the time since speedweek began in 1991, a Williams Grove speedweek winner has gone on to claim the overall speedweek series title.

Case in point, the 2020 speedweek series.

Kyle Larson won the big Mitch Smith Memorial at the Grove that year and then claimed the series title.

And the same back in the series’ inaugural season in 1991.

Steve Smith Sr. won one of two series races at the track in ‘91 and claimed the series crown.

All together, Williams Grove has completed events in 27 of the 31 series run to date.

And 44.44 % of the time, the track has had a hand in and perhaps predicted who the speedweek titlist would be.

In 1994, Smith Sr. and Fred Rahmer won and Rahmer scored the title.

In 1996, Keith Kauffman won the Mitch Smith and claimed the title for the Apple Motorsports stables.

And then in 1997, Lance Dewease did it for Walter Dyer.

Four years later, Dewease did it again, this time for Joe Harz.

In 2002, Greg Hodnett won the Mitch Smith and took the series title.

Rahmer was back for Smith Grove wins and series titles in 2004 and 2005 for Harz.

After 2005, it was 2013 until a Williams Grove winner again copped the title, this time in the form of Hodnett who took the series opener.

Stevie Smith won the opener in 2005 and then the crown.

And Danny Dietrich won the Smith Memorial in 2016 before taking his first series crown.

So will either of the 2022 Williams Grove winners go on to claim the 2022 Pennsylvania Speedweek championship?

Races at the oval on June 24 and July 1 will tell the tale.

Action begins both nights at 7:30 pm.

The 32nd annual speedweek opener paying $7,001 to win is coming up this Friday followed by the 34th annual Mitch Smith Memorial paying $15,000 to win on July 1.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

 

 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

CHASE DIETZ VICTORIOUS IN SPEEDWEEK TUNE-UP; Limited Late Model Feature Goes to Shaun Miller

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 25, 2022 (7:30PM) RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK: 23rd Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial for 410 Sprints ($9,200 to win) plus Extreme Stocks

Monday, June 27, 2022 (7:30PM) RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK: 410 Sprints ($7,000 to win)

Saturday, July 2, 2022 CROWNSTONE EQUIPMENT MONSTER TRUCK FREEDOM FEST w/ Central PA Legends

Abbottstown, PA (June 18, 2022) – After engine troubles last week forced him to sit out most of the night, Chase Dietz rebounded with a win on Saturday at the Freedom Off-Road Speedweek Tune-up, “You have more bad nights than good nights, but these last couple of races, we’ll enjoy these and hopefully pull off a few more.”

Dietz lined up 10th for the 30-lap feature behind the redraw cars in the Speedweek format, “I got a good start and put myself in a decent position.” Chase was up to third early in the race and got by Chad Trout for second twice, both times with the caution coming out before the lap was complete, negating the pass. Dietz officially made the pass for second on lap 9. He then went to work reeling in Troy Wagaman for the lead. Dietz took the top spot on lap 24. It was Dietz’s second win of the weekend after winning at Williams Grove on Friday night. Dietz also won at the Grove last Friday, “It’s pretty damn cool to be able to pull off three here in the last two weeks heading into Speedweek.”

With PA Speedweek right around the corner, 31 410 sprint cars competed at Lincoln Saturday night in the Freedom Off-Road Speedweek Tune-up. Freddie Rahmer set quick time with a lap of 13.531 seconds and after qualifying for the feature through his heat race, Rahmer drew the #1, lining him up on the pole for the 30-lap feature.

Troy Wagaman started on the outside of row 1 and Chad Trout and Matt Campbell made up row 2.

Rahmer had the lead going into turn 1 but the caution came out before a lap was in the books when Dylan Norris spun out in turn 2. Chris Arnold was also involved and headed to the pits, ending his night. Norris rejoined the field for the complete restart.

Rahmer took the lead again on the restart and Wagaman blocked the bottom in turns 1 and 2 to hold off Trout. Tyler Ross, Devon Borden and Chase Dietz were in a fierce battle for fifth with Dietz taking the spot on lap 3. Dietz made quick work of Glenndon Forsythe and Matt Campbell and was up to third on lap 4. The yellow flag came out on lap 4 for race leader, Freddie Rahmer, who hit the wall in turn 4 and came to a stop on the front stretch. Glenndon Forsythe, who was running sixth, was also spun around in turn 4.

Wagaman led Trout, Dietz, Alan Krimes and Ross to the cone for the restart. Wagaman and Trout both went to the bottom in turn 1 with Dietz opting for the top. Dietz left the bottom open for Krimes and the two swapped position with Krimes taking third at the line. Borden worked his way into the top five.

Dietz got back by Krimes for third as Wagaman was pulling away from the field.

Dietz got by Trout for second, but the caution came out on lap 7 before the pass was official. Forsythe was off the pace on the front stretch.

The top five for the restart were Wagaman, Trout, Dietz, Krimes and Borden. Borden got by Krimes for fourth. Dietz around Trout for second in turn 2, but for the second time, the caution came out before the lap was completed, sending Dietz back to third for the restart. Norris spun out in turn 1 on lap 8.

Wagaman had a solid restart and Dietz got under Trout as they raced down the back stretch, finally making the pass for second official.

Borden, Trout and Krimes battled for third with Borden taking the spot on lap 11. Krimes moved into fourth and Trout was fifth.

Wagaman entered lapped traffic at the half way point of the race. Wagaman and Dietz both opted for the high line as they worked through lapped traffic. Dietz reeled in Wagaman and had a solid run coming off of turn 2 and was on Wagaman’s bumper at the line on lap 23.

The caution came out on lap 23 when Zane Rudisill was sitting backwards in turn 4.

Wagaman led Dietz, Borden, Krimes and Trout for the late race restart. Dietz stuck with Wagaman on the restart. Dietz had a solid run coming out of turn 2 and took the lead on lap 24.

Borden and Krimes closed in on Wagaman with Krimes moving into third.

Ross got by Trout for fifth but Trout battled back to reclaim the spot.

Dietz crossed the line 1.174 seconds ahead of Wagaman. Krimes, the hard charger, drove from 13th to finish third. Borden was fourth and Trout finished fifth.

The 410 heat race winners were Cory Haas, Troy Wagaman, Matt Campbell and Devon Borden.

Limited Late Model Feature Goes to Shaun Miller

Pole-sitter, Jason Smith took the lead when the green flag dropped with Shaun Miller in second and Travis Mease running third. Drew Weisser was working on Mease for third and Miller was running with Smith as they battled for the lead when the caution came out on lap 1 for Brandon Krone and Harry Shipe who were spun out in turn 2.

Smith led Miller, Mease, Weisser and Troy Miller to the cone for the restart. The yellow flag came out on the restart when Dale Smith hit the cone, leaving it on the front stretch. Miller was all over Smith on the restart and the two raced wheel to wheel down the back stretch with Miller taking the lead on lap 2.

Charles Potts worked his way into the top five after getting by Troy Miller. Weisser was working on Mease for third when the caution came out again on lap 6. This time the yellow was for Harry Shipe who was spun around in turn 3.

The top five for the restart were Miller, Smith, Mease, Weisser and Potts. Weisser got by Mease for third on lap 8 but Mease took the spot back on the next lap.

The caution flag waved on lap 10 when Terry Gingerich stopped in turn 4. Miller shot out to a commanding lead on the restart as Bobby Beard looked to the outside of Potts to get into the top five.

Lap 16 saw another caution when Mike Ciezobka stopped in turns 1 and 2, right in front of the leader. It was a close call but Miller got around the stopped car of Ciezobka unscathed.

The top five for the late race restart were Miller, Smith, Mease, Weisser and Potts. Weisser got by Mease for third, but Mease battled back. Dan Zechman and Beard battled for fifth and both got by Potts.

Miller got to the checkered flag 2.399 seconds ahead of Smith. Mease crossed the line third and Weisser was fourth. Beard finished fifth.

Limited late model heat race wins went to Shaun Miller, Drew Weisser and Dan Garrett.

Next Saturday, June 25, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the $9,200 to win Kevin Gobrecht Memorial, night #2 of PA Speedweek. The Extreme Stocks will also be in action. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 4:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, June 18, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 39-Chase Dietz ($5,000); 2. 19-Troy Wagaman; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 27-Devon Borden; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 75-Tyler Ross; 7. 11T-TJ Stutts; 8. 19R-Matt Campbell; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 11. 11A-Austin Bishop; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich; 13. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 14. 11P-Niki Young; 15. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 16. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 17. 17-Cole Young; 18. 35T-Tyler Esh; 19. 4z-Zane Rudisill (DNF); 20. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 21. 5-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 22. 23-Michael Millard (DNF); 23. 8R-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 24. 23A-Chris Arnold (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Freddie Rahmer (1-3), Troy Wagaman (4-23) & Chase Dietz (24-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 38-Cory Haas; 2. 11T-TJ Stutts; 3. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 35T-Tyler Esh; 6. 23-Michael Millard; 7. 5J-John Walp; 8. 33-Riley Emig

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 19-Troy Wagaman; 2. 99m-Kyle Moody; 3. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 7. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 19R-Matt Campbell; 2. 75-Tyler Ross; 3. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 11A-Austin Bishop; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 85-Ricky Dieva; 8. 7H-Trey Hivner (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 27-Devon Borden; 2. 39-Chase Dietz; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 11P-Niki Young; 5. 23A-Chris Arnold; 6. 17-Cole Young; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 3. 23-Michael Millard; 4. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 5. 17-Cole Young; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard; 7. 85-Ricky Dieva; 8. 5J-John Walp; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 7H-Trey Hivner (DNF)

410 Time Trials - 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer 13.531; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman 13.655; 3. 5F-Gleonndon Forsythe 13.660; 4. 1X-Chad Trout 13.763; 5. 38-Cory Haas 13.821; 6. 4Z-Zane Rudisill 13.838; 7. 19R-Matt Campbell 13.891; 8. 27-Devon Borden 13.899; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.943; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody 14.004; 11. 75-Tyler Ross 14.017; 12. 39-Chase Dietz 14.048; 13. 11T-TJ Stutts 14.053; 14. 87-Alan Krimes 14.079; 15. 5E-Brandon Rahmer 14.088; 16. 23A-Chris Arnold 14.103; 17. 33-Riley Emig 14.104; 18. 4R-Tim Wagaman 14.108; 19. 11A-Austin Bishop 14.183; 20. 11P-Niki Young 14.227; 21. 23-Michael Millard 14.267; 22. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 14.328; 23. 85-Ricky Dieva 14.336; 24. 17-Cole Young 14.352; 25. 35T-Tyler Esh 14.385; 26. 8-Billy Dietrich 14.391; 27. 7H-Trey Hivner 14.516; 28. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.600; 29. 5J-John Walp 14.732; 30. 49H-Bradley Howard 14.814; 31. 44-Dylan Norris NT

 

 

Logan Seavey Scores Two Big Wins in USAC Eastern Storm Action. Anthony Macri Continues Winning Ways in Winged Sprint Car Competition

By Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, PA- (June 19, 2022)- Logan Seavey made history at the Port Royal Speedway as he swept the evening by picking up the win in both the USAC Racing AMSOIL INC. Sprint Car National Championship and USAC Silver Crown portions of the 2022 Eastern Storm event Saturday night.

The victories came in Seavey's first career visit to the Juniata County oval and was worth a combined $14,000 for the Sutter, California native.

A pair of wingless rookies in Briggs Danner and Emerson Axsom lined up on the front row for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Series A-main event and it was Danner getting the early jump on the field to lead the opening lap.

Sixth-place starter and the night's quick time award winner, CJ Leary, jumped to the runner-up spot on the second lap and he would take the lead from Danner after three laps completed when Danner came to a slow on the backstretch while leading.

Danner rejoined the field and it was Leary leading the field back to the green-flag while Brady Bacon and Axsom battled it out for the runner-up spot behind him. Axsom wrangled the second position away from Bacon on lap five, while Seavey was making his presence known as he moved into the fourth position on lap six.

Axsom powered by Leary for the top spot on lap six as well, but a right rear flat tire for Justin Grant halted the action with 24 to go before Leary could try and get the spot back. Grant would rejoin the field as well.

Bacon got by Leary for the runner-up spot on the restart, while Seavey continued his march forward as he took third on the following lap. Bacon was all over Axsom for the lead at the 10-lap mark, but two laps later he gave up the runner-up spot to Seavey.
Jake Swanson threw his hat into the mix as he moved to fourth on lap 14, while a hard charging Grant cracked the top ten again after tagging the rear of the field at the halfway mark.

One lap later, Seavey made a move on Axsom to take the top spot away and one lap later Bacon moved by Axsom for the runner-up spot as well. 16th-place starter Alex Bright was on the move as he cracked the podium with 12 laps remaining and one lap later he dispatched of Bacon for second.

While Seavey was running away from Bright up front, all eyes were on Grant as he cracked the top five with nine laps remaining. Ahead of him saw Bacon and Axsom waging a war for the final podium position, with Bacon taking the spot for good with four laps to go.
This allowed Grant to capitalize as he got around Axsom for the fourth position. However, nobody had anything for Leary as he cruised around the top of the Speedway for the $6000 win at the checkered flag over Bright.

Grant got by Bacon for the third position coming to the checkered flag while Axsom rounded out the top five.

Matt Westfall, Robert Ballou, Chase Stockon, Steven Drevicki and Danner completed the rest of the top ten.

USAC Wingless Results- 1. Logan Seavey (5), 2. Alex Bright (16), 3. Justin Grant (10), 4. Brady Bacon (3), 5. Emerson Axsom (2), 6. Matt Westfall (12), 7. Robert Ballou (9), 8. Chase Stockon (7), 9. Steven Drevicki (18), 10. Briggs Danner (1), 11. Shane Cottle (8), 12. C.J. Leary (6), 13. Brian Ruhlman (20), 14. Brandon Mattox (13), 15. Joey Amantea (15), 16. Dallas Hewitt (14), 17. Jake Swanson (4), 18. Austin Graby (21), 19. Jadon Rogers (19), 20. Mark Smith (11), 21. Charles Davis Jr. (17).

Set for 50 laps in distance, Leary and Bacon lined up on the front row for the first-ever USAC Silver Crown event held at the Speed Palace and it was Leary getting the early jump on the field.

The front five remained relatively unchanged throughout the opening 10 laps of the event, but seventh-place starter Shane Cottle changed that on lap 12 as he cracked the top five. Two laps later Bacon was in heavy pursuit of Leary and was all over the leaders tail-tank.

He used the outside of the Speedway to briefly overtake Leary for the top spot on the backstretch, but Leary was too strong in turn's three and four and inched ahead coming to the line to regain the spot. The battle allowed Matt Westfall to join in on the fun as he closed within a carlength of the leaders as well.

Westfall got by Bacon for the second spot on the following lap and nearly overtook Leary for the lead coming to the line as well. It only took two more turns for Westfall to grab the top spot as he powered under Leary exiting turn two and three laps later Bacon cleared Leary for second as the leader hit lapped traffic for the first time.

Four laps later Cottle moved into fourth and after another four laps he got by Leary to crack the podium for the first time. The first caution of the event flew two laps later for a car slowing on the frontstretch with tire issues, which wiped out a 3.8 second advantage for Westfall up front.

Westfall remained up front following the restart over Bacon, while Seavey first made his presence known on the podium with 20 laps to go. Bacon, Seavey and Jake Swanson all put on a three-car battle for the runner up spot over the next three laps, with Seavey getting by Bacon for second with 17 laps to go.

With 10 laps to go, Seavey was all over Westfall for the top spot. Banging the outside guardrails at both ends of the Speedway, Seavey got by Westfall for the lead exiting turn two with nine laps to go.
Following a caution with seven laps remaining, Seavey had all he could handle with Westfall behind him. He barely held him off for the top spot coming to the line with six to go, but Westfall re-grabbed the lead on the following circuit.
Seavy got into the wall trying to regain the spot on the high side and had to regroup. It appeared he was setting Westfall up for a pass with two laps remaining, but his wheel cover flew off in turn one to bring out the final caution and set up a two-lap dash.

Westfall ran through the middle after the restart, with Seavy banging the board up top. Westfall held a small lead coming to the white flag, but Seavy kept banging the boards and exiting turn two he pulled ahead to grab the lead. He stayed committed to the top and held on to take the checkered flag and the $8000 prize.

USAC Silver Crown Results- 1. Logan Seavey (6), 2. Matt Westfall (4), 3. Brady Bacon (2), 4. Dallas Hewitt (11), 5. C.J. Leary (1), 6. Shane Cottle (7), 7. Shane Cockrum (10), 8. Kody Swanson (5), 9. Jason McDougal (12), 10. Carmen Perigo (19), 11. Brian Tyler (16), 12. Chase Stockon (17), 13. Brian Ruhlman (15), 14. Jimmy Light (18), 15. Austin Nemire (21), 16. Mark Smith (9), 17. Jake Swanson (3), 18. Travis Welpott (23), 19. Mark Bitner (22), 20. Mike Haggenbottom (20), 21. Tom Paterson (24), 22. Justin Grant (8), 23. Gregg Cory (14), 24. Kyle Robbins (13).

Anthony Macri continued his winning ways at the Port Royal Speedway as he held off Logan Wagner and Jeff Halligan for his sixth victory of the season at the Speed Palace.

Tyler Reeser and Tyler Bear led the field to the green flag and it was Bear leading the initial circuit before a caution flew for Blane Heimbach spinning in turn two.

Sixth-place starter Halligan moved into third on the restart, while seventh-place starter Wagner moved into fourth. Fifth-place starter Mike Wagner moved into the runner up spot in the meantime, but a caution flew for Zach Newlin with 18 to go.

Mike Wagner capitalized on the restart and he slipped under Bear for the top spot with 17 laps remaining. Another caution flew for Dylan Cisney, who got upside down briefly on the frontstretch after contact with Justin Whittall.

Halligan moved into the second spot by Bear on the restart, while Macri went from fifth to third as well. With nine laps remaining the top four were all under a blanket and Macri got by Halligan for second on the following lap.

Macri slid under Wagner for the top spot and Wagner tried to come back on the outside coming to the flagstand with six laps to go. However, Wagner ran out of room on the outside and made contact with Macri, which sent him spinning to the inside guardrail.

When the field went back to green flag action, Logan Wagner got by Halligan for the runner-up spot and attempted to slide Macri for the lead but couldn't complete the pass. Macri went back to the high side of the track over the final five laps and went on to win easily for the $5000 prize over Wagner, Halligan, Ryan Taylor and Mike Walter II.

Whittall, Bear, Reeser, Gerard McIntyre Jr and Dan Shetler round out the top ten. Taylor earned the $500 Valley Supply Hard Charger after advancing from the 16th starting spot while Devin Adams earned the $1000 J&S Classics Warrior Award via random draw of 24.

Winged Sprint Car Results: 1. Anthony Macri. 2. Logan Wagner. 3. Jeff Halligan. 4. Ryan Taylor. 5. Michael Walter II. 6. Justin Whittall. 7. Tyler Bear. 8. Tyler Reeser. 9. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 10. Dan Shetler. 11. Ryan Smith. 12. Steve Buckwalter. 13. Blane Heimbach. 14. Trenton Sheaffer. 15. Kassidy Kreitz. 16. Brent Shearer. 17. Nick Sweigart. 18. Ryan Linder. 19. Bill Jones Jr. 20. Jon Stewart. 21. Mike Wagner. 22. Ron Aurand. 23. Dylan Cisney. 24. Devin Adams. 25. Zach Newlin.

 

 

Dietz Goes Back To Back In Williams Grove Sprints, Grant Gets USAC Main

JUNE 17, 2022

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Chase Dietz picked up his second straight sprint

car feature win Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

In the 30- lap Eastern Storm feature for the USAC Sprint Cars, it was

Justin Grant picking up the victory.

Dietz grabbed the lead from Billy Dietrich in the closing laps of the

Regular 410 sprint 25-lap main event and went on to the $5,500 win. It was his second

career win and second straight in John Trone’s No. 39.

“That was a fun race,” Dietz said. “The track got curbed-up in both

corners. I knew at some point, the bottom was going to rubber-up. It

was a matter of when and where it had to be. I was really fighting the

car on the curb trying to make ground where I could. I didn’t feel the

greatest on the bottom. I had to make the right moves in traffic. We

were running the curb and Billy hadn’t been up there. I made the right

choice and did it again. To just get the first one, let alone two in a

row, this is really cool.”

Lucas Wolfe grabbed the early race lead over Jeff Halligan and Bill

Dietrich. Wolfe raced the bottom as Halligan tried the middle groove.

Halligan got beside Wolfe as they raced down the frontstretch and had

the preferred line entering turn one. He took the lead from Wolfe and

then pulled away. Dietrich took second from Wolfe.

Halligan began lapping slower cars with a 2-second lead over Dietrich.

Sixth starting Dietz challenged Wolfe for third and eventually made

the pass.

Dietrich began closing on the leader while running the inside line. Dietrich

passed Halligan coming off turn four with 10 laps to go.

Dietz raced by Halligan and into second with eight laps to go only to see Halligan

take the spot back off of the second corner. The top three were very

close with seven to go.

Dietz squeezed back by Halligan in lapped traffic in turn three and then

cleared two slower cars and went after the leader. Dietrich was held

up by slower traffic on the bottom in turns one and two and Dietz blasted

the top driving by the slower cars and Dietrich for the lead with four laps

to go.

Dietz, of York, stayed mistake free over the final laps winning his

second straight Grove feature by 1.5-seconds over Dietrich. Halligan,

Wolfe and Tim Glatfelter completed the top five.

Chad Trout, Justin Whittall, TJ Stutts, Anthony Macri and Freddie Rahmer rounded out the

top 10.

Halligan, Wolfe and Dietrich won the heat races.

In the 30-lap Eastern Storm feature for the USAC National Sprint Cars,

Justin Grant of Ione, California, grabbed the lead from Matt Westfall

as they raced off turn four on the opening lap.

Logan Seavey passed Westfall for second as Grant’s lead was 2-seconds

with five laps completed.

Robert Ballou raced into third and Brady Bacon fourth as Grant

controlled the race increasing his lead.

Grant’s lead was 3.7-seconds with 10 laps completed. Seavey and Ballou

followed as Grant started lapping slower cars.

His huge lead was erased when the yellow flag flew with 16 laps completed.

Although he got a bit high in the first turn on the restart, Grant

stayed in front as they raced down the backstretch. A restart then

regrouped the field again.

Seavey took a shot at Grant on the ensuing restart as Pennsylvania’s

Alex Bright passed a few cars, moving into third after

starting 13th.

Grant’s dominance continued as he pulled away to a comfortable lead.

The yellow then again flew with six laps to go.

They raced three-wide for the lead in turns one and two following the

restart as Bright took second from Seavey before going after Grant.

Grant pulled away as Seavey tried to take second back off the top

groove while Bright ran the bottom.

Grant jumped the fourth turn cushion on the final laps making it a

close finish with Bright holding off Seavey for second. Grant’s 30th

career USAC sprint car win was worth $6,000. It was his first win

since February in Florida.

“The curb was getting really tough to run,” Grant said. “I bent the

wheel and it was shaking the rest of the way, but it was an absolute

blast and I had a lot of fun driving it. This is all I ever wanted to be

since I was three-years-old is be a sprint car driver. I’m living my

dream.”

“Everybody made it easy when they went to the top,” Bright said. “We

were working the bottom and I had to be real aggressive and sometimes

make the car a little wide. The car was on rails tonight. I wish we

had more laps because the top was getting treacherous and Grant was

making mistakes.”

Brady Bacon and Westfall completed the top five. Thomas Meseraull, Timmy

Buckwalter, Briggs Danner, Eastern Storm point leader CJ Leary, and

Steven Drevicki rounded out the top 10.

Jake Swanson had the fastest lap in qualifying time trials with a lap

of 20.065. Bacon, Steve Drevicki and Grant won the heats.

Feature Finishes:

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Chase Dietz. 2. Billy Dietrich. 3.

Jeff Halligan. 4. Lucas Wolfe. 5. Tim Glatfelter. 6. Chad Trout. 7.

Justin Whittall. 8. TJ Stutts. 9. Anthony Macri. 10. Freddie Rahmer

11. Dylan Cisney. 12. Brent Shearer. 13. Devon Borden. 14. Kyle Moody.

15. Austin Bishop. 16. Tyler Ross. 17. Cody Fletcher. 18. Dwight

Leppo. 19. Troy Fraker. 20. Dylan Norris. 21. Greg Plank.

USAC Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. Justin Grant. 2. Alex Bright. 3.

Logan Seavey. 4. Brady Bacon. 5. Matt Westfall. 6. Thomas Meseraull.

7. Timmy Buckwalter. 8. Briggs Danner. 9. CJ Leary. 10. Steve

Drevicki. 11. Jadon Rogers. 12. Robert Ballou. 13. Emerson Axsom. 14.

Chase Stockon. 15. Shane Cottle. 16. Mark Smith. 17. Jake Swanson. 18.

Brandon Mattox. 19. Joey Amantea. 20. Charles Davis Jr. 21. Carmen

Perigo Jr. 22. Dallas Hewitt.

 

 

USAC Eastern Storm Set to Invade Port Royal Speedway with Three-Divisions of Open Wheel Madness

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, PA- (June 15, 2022)- There's a storm brewing in Juniata County in the form of high powered Sprint Cars! Port Royal Speedway is set to host this Saturday, June 18th, the AMSOIL INC. USAC Racing Sprint Cars, the Silver Crown Sprint Cars and the Weikert's Livestock winged Sprint Cars as part of the 15th annual USAC Eastern Storm tour.

This will be the series' 11th attempt at visiting the Speed Palace as eight events have been held and two were lost as a result of weather and the Covid-19 outbreak.

The annual wingless event will pay $6000 to win and also features the Winged Sprint Cars competing for $5000 to win. This will be a first ever visit to the track for the Silver Crown Sprint Cars, who will be vying for an $8000 prize, and has only further ensured this season's Eastern Storm visit will be one of the most highly anticipated visits in recent memory to the Speedway.

Gates Open at 4:00pm with racing set to kick off at 7:00pm.

GA- $30, Students- $15, Pits- $40

Port Royal Speedway has been an annual visit of the USAC wingless sprint cars dating back to 2012 with past winners being Damion Gardner (2012), Dave Darland (2013), Brady Bacon (2014), Robert Ballou (2015), Bryan Clauson (2016), Chris WIndom (2017-18) and most recently Tyler Courtney in 2019.

The annual week-long event features visits to six different tracks across six consecutive days along, with the single visit of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series. CJ Leary most recently captured the Eastern Storm crown in 2019.

Justin Grant enters the weekend as the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint points leaders and he holds a narrow 19-point advantage over second-place Brady Bacon. Robert Ballou (-23), Emerson Axom (-27) and CJ Leary (-50) complete the top five.

In Weikert's Livestock 410 action, Rick Lafferty enters the weekend as the most recent winner in the division as he held off Blane Heimbach and Mike Wagner last weekend.

Logan Wagner sits on top of of the series' point standings in his drive for five consecutive championships and he holds a 210-point advantage over Jeff Halligan. Mike Wagner (-225), Lucas Wolfe (-235) and Justin Whittall (-465) complete the top five.

The USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series is one of the most historic and prestigious series in all of open wheel competition and list some of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport as past champions. This season marks their first-ever appearance at the Juniata County oval.

Kody Swanson enters the weekend as the leader in the series point standings and he holds a narrow 3-point advantage over second-place Logan Seavey. Justin Grant (-15), CJ Leary (-15) and Brian Tyler (-46) make up the rest of the top five.

Adding to the intrigue of the event will be a special pre-race Driven2SaveLives ambassador meet and greet with Emerson Axom in the commercial building located behind the main grandstands. The event will take place from 2-4:00pm and will see Axom meeting with fans with his Clauson Marshall Racing No. 47BC car on display, along with several giveaways, raffle items and more! To attend the event you will need to sign up as an official ambassador and present your credentials, which can be done by signing up online at https://driven2savelives.org/ambassador-signup/ and is free of charge.

For updated news an d information make sure to visit www.portroyalspeedway.om and stay connected via our various social media outlets on Facebook and twitter.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES ROLLS ON. . . . . . .

LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW TO FEATURE THE PA SPEED WEEK 410 SPRINTS IN THE $10,000 TO WIN HODNETT CUP PLUS 358 MODIFIEDS, TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 28

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 15, 2022 . . . . . . Always one of the biggest nights on the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series schedule is the return of the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week show paying $10,000 to win the prestigious 35 Lap Hodnett Cup set for Tuesday night, June 28 at the Grandview Speedway. Also part of this special doubleheader is the NASCAR 358 Modifieds chasing $3,000 to win the 30 lap main event. This exciting night of racing is brought to you by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment in nearby Fleetwood, PA. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

This event always brings out the best and some of the sprint car pre-entries include Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, red hot Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody, Lucas Wolfe and TJ Stutts just to name a few.

The Hodnett Cup is dedicated to Greg Hodnett, a feature winner, multiple champion and star of the PA Posse who lost his life in a racing accident in 2018. The Hodnett Cup is an actual trophy that belonged to Greg and each year, the event winners name is added to the cup. Previous winners of the Hodnett Cup at Grandview include Danny Dietrich (2019) , Aaron Reutzel (2020) and Kyle Larson (2021).

The 358 NASCAR Modifieds, the weekly division at the Grandview Speedway will also be part of this event, bringing two premier divisions to this venue on the same night, a spectacular Double-header. Modified qualifying events will lead up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature. Likely entries include Brett Kressley, Craig Von Dohren, Jared Umbenhauer, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach and Doug Manmiller. Pioneer Pole Building has posted and additional $2,000 for any first time Thunder on the Hill Modified feature winner, making the victory worth $5,000.

All competitors are reminder to bring their own race tires and fuel as the track will not have any on site. Transponders are required for the modifieds since we will be doing timed warm-ups.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

We ask that you bring exact change when purchasing your advance tickets, general admission tickets and Pit Passes. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 are $10 and children 5 and under will be admitted free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.

Continued support of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is provided by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment in Fleetwood, PA and Pioneer Pole Buildings, GT Radiators and Clever Girl Winery. These sponsors play a key role in the on-going success of the Thunder Series.

2022 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Associate Sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, GT Radiators, Clever Girl Winery

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES – Presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 PA 410 SPRINT SPEED SPEEDWEEK $10,000 TO WIN HODNETT CUP & 358 MODIFIEDS*

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES – Presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 Triple Roaring 20’s for 358/Big Block Modifieds Possible $11,000 to win. . . plus 602 SPORTSMAN

* Indicates NASCAR Point Race

Grandview Speedway Contact Information Track Phone: 610-754-7688

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

Lelands.com “Knockout Bonus” Adds to Historic PA Speedweek Bonuses

Mechanicsburg, PA (June 13, 2022) – Pennsylvania Speedweek is pleased to announce that Lelands.com will sponsor a $500 per night bonus during 2022 PA Speedweek.

The bonus will be awarded to any driver that wins a heat race after starting as the fastest qualifier for that heat event. In a three or four heat race format, the eligible driver would be the fourth-place starter. If the fastest time trial driver in the heat wins, that driver will “knockout” any other competitor in that race from participating in the feature redraw. There is a $500 bonus available per night. If multiple drivers score the “knockout” win, the bonus will be divided equally for that night.

Lelands is the original sports auction house, founded in 1985 and the most respected in the “hobby”. Now in its fourth decade, Lelands possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge unsurpassed by any other firm. Serious collectors count on Lelands.

Lelands joins Pa Speedweek series sponsor Red Robin along with sponsors Long Hollow Cattle Company and Selinsgrove Ford in offering the largest payoff and bonuses in the history of the PA Speedweek series.

The schedule for the 32nd annual PA Sprint Speedweek:

Friday, June 24 - Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, June 25 – Lincoln Speedway

Sunday, June 26 – BAPS Motor Speedway

Monday, June 27 – Lincoln Speedway

Tuesday, June 28 – Grandview Speedway

Wednesday, June 29 - Port Royal Speedway

Thursday, June 30 - Hagerstown Speedway

Friday, July 1 - Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, July 2 - Port Royal Speedway

Sunday, July 3 – Selinsgrove Speedway [rain date: July 4]

In the heart of the PA Posse’s home, Central PA’s marquee event, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, has a storied history of being the most anticipated week of racing for 31 years. The coveted title has been won by some of the biggest names in sprint car racing including, Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich and Lance Dewease. 2021 NASCAR Champion Kyle Larson has also inked his name in the record books as a PA Speedweek Champion. In addition to his championship Larson and fellow NASCAR star, Christopher Bell, have Speedweek wins on their resume. It truly is one of the greatest spectacles in dirt track racing and a must attend event for any race fan.

 

 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

FREDDIE RAHMER VICTORIOUS ON FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT; Steve Owings Goes 3 for 3

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 18, 2022 (7:30PM) Freedom Off-Road Speedweek Tune-up: 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win TT) + 358 Late Models (ARCH Night)

Saturday, June 25, 2022 (7:30PM) RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK: 23rd Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial for 410 Sprints ($9,200 to win) plus Extreme Stocks

Monday, June 27, 2022 (7:30PM) RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK: 410 Sprints ($7,000 to win)

Abbottstown, PA (June 11, 2022) – Freddie Rahmer lined up sixth for the 33-lap Fallen Firefighters Night “Guise-Little Memorial” feature and was up to fourth by lap 2. After getting to second on lap 13 Rahmer had to reel in race-leader, Austin Bishop, “We raced pretty hard there. Right before the yellow there, I was with him, it took a little while to get by him. He was running a good pace.” Rahmer would take the lead on lap 23 and lead the final 10 laps, “I want to thank everyone that put on the firefighters night. Its always a good event and I look forward to it.”

Two number 11 cars, Austin Bishop and TJ Stutts shared the front row for the drop of the green flag. Stutts led lap 1 with Bishop, Dylan Norris, Jim Siegel and Freddie Rahmer running in the top five.

Norris was working the bottom trying to reel in Bishop for second. Rahmer got by Siegel for fourth and closed in on Norris.

Norris got under Bishop in turns 1 and 2 with a slider on lap 5 but did not complete the pass. Bishop closed in on Stutts as lapped traffic loomed ahead of the leaders. Bishop drove under Stutts in turn 2 and took the lead on lap 8. Lapped traffic came into play almost instantaneously after Bishop took the lead.

Rahmer was on Norris’ bumper and took third on lap 11. Norris almost lost fourth to Troy Wagaman on the same lap but got him back to hold onto the spot at the line.

Rahmer was working on Stutts for second and took the spot on lap 13. Freddie looked to make quick work of Bishop and was all over the leader when the caution came out on lap 17 for Cole Young who was turned around in turn 2.

Bishop, Rahmer, Stutts, Norris and Wagaman were the top five for the restart. Rahmer put the heat on Bishop on the restart. Wagaman got by Norris in turns 1 and 2 but Norris got him back to hold fourth at the line.

Rahmer had the lead momentarily in turn 2 but Bishop got him back holding onto the top spot.

Wagaman got by Norris for good on lap 20 and Devon Borden looked to follow. Rahmer was throwing everything at Bishop for the lead and got a good run coming out of turn 2 to take the lead on lap 23.

Just as Rahmer took over the lead, the caution came out when Trey Hivner had tried to pull off the track in turn 2 but did not quite make it.

Rahmer, Bishop, Stutts, Wagaman and Norris lined up to restart with 10 laps to go. Rahmer held the lead and Borden got by Norris for fifth. The yellow flag came out again on lap 25 and quickly turned to red when a car ended up on its side. Norris had trouble in turns 3 and 4 and came to a stop before Riley Emig crashed into the back of him and landed on his side. Cole Young was also involved.

The top five for the restart were Rahmer, Bishop, Stutts, Wagaman and Borden. Rahmer had a solid restart, but the yellow came out on lap 26 for Billy Dietrich who was stopped in turn 2.

Wagaman was working on Stutts for third as Rahmer pulled away from the field. Wagaman and Stutts were nearly side by side at the line with two to go. Wagaman took third as the white flag waved.

Rahmer won his third feature of the season by 2.964 seconds over Bishop. Wagaman finished third and Stutts was fourth. Borden crossed the line fifth.

The 410 heat races went to Austin Bishop, Freddie Rahmer, Kyle Moody and Jim Siegel. Matt Campbell set quick time with a lap of 13.156 seconds. The hard charger was Matt Campbell, driving from 21st to 7th.

Steve Owings Goes 3 for 3

After winning the last two 358 features at Lincoln, Steve Owings lined up ninth for the start of Saturday’s feature. Nat Tuckey and Justin Foster shared the front row for the start of the 20-lap feature. Tuckey took the lead when the green flag dropped with Foster in second and Jordan Strickler in third. Jeff Rohrbaugh got under Strickler to be scored third at the line on lap 1.

Foster looked to the outside of Tuckey in turn 1 and took the lead on lap 3. Just as Foster took the lead, the caution came out for Rohrbaugh who spun in turn 1 while running third.

Foster led Tuckey, Strickler, Kyle Keen and Travis Scott on the restart. Scott was on Keen’s bumper for fourth and the two raced wheel to wheel down the back stretch. Scott took the spot on lap 5.

Tuckey was sticking with Foster and took the lead back at the line on lap 8 before the yellow flag flew for Ashley Cappetta who spun out in turn 4.

The top five for the restart were Tuckey, Foster, Strickler, Scott and Keen.

Tuckey pulled away as Strickler and Scott made contact on the front stretch bringing out the caution again on lap 9 when Scott was sitting sideways on the front stretch.

Tuckey led Foster, Strickler, Steve Owings and Keen for the restart. Owings got by Strickler for third. Kody Hartlaub was charging his way to the front from his 12th starting spot and was up to fifth on lap 10. Owings got up second and Hartlaub to fourth.

Owings got by Tuckey on the top coming out of turn 2 to take the lead on lap 13.

Hartlaub continued his charge and was up to third on lap 14 and second on lap 15.

Hartlaub was closing in on Owings as the laps wound down but Owings held on to win his third race in a row, beating Hartlaub to the line by .734 seconds. Wyatt Hinkle crossed the line third and Foster was fourth. Tuckey finished fifth.

The winners of the 358 heat races were Justin Foster, Travis Scott, Nat Tuckey and Jeff Rohrbaugh.

Next Saturday, June 18, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Freedom Off Road Speedweek Tune-up paying $5,000 to win for the 410 Sprints. The 358 limited late models are also in action. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 4:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, June 11, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (33 Laps) – 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer ($5,000); 2. 11A-Austin Bishop; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman; 4. 11T-TJ Stutts; 5. 27-Devon Borden; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 19R-Matt Campbell; 8. 75-Tyler Ross; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody; 10. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 11. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 12. 19LM-Landon Myers; 13. 87-Alan Krimes; 14. 90-Jordan Givler; 15. 35T-Tyler Esh; 16. 1X-Chad Trout; 17. 23A-Chris Arnold; 18. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 19. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 20. 33-Riley Emig (DNF); 21. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 22. 7H-Trey Hivner (DNF); 23. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 24. 4R-Tim Wagaman (DNF)

Lap Leaders – TJ Stutts (1-7), Austin Bishop (8-22) & Freddie Rahmer (23-33)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 11A-Austin Bishop; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman; 3. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 4. 7H-Trey Hivner; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 7. 4Z-Zane Rudisill; 8. 19R-Matt Campbell (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 75-Tyler Ross; 3. 19LM-Landon Myers; 4. 90-Jordan Givler; 5. 33-Riley Emig; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 39-Chase Dietz (DNF); 8. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 99m-Kyle Moody; 2. 27-Devon Borden; 3. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 23A-Chris Arnold; 7. 11P-Niki Young; 8. 5J-John Walp (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 11T-TJ Stutts; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 17-Cole Young; 5. 35T-Tyler Esh; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard; 7. 23-Michael Millard; 8. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS); 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNS)

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19R-Matt Campbell; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 4. 23A-Chris Arnold; 5. 4Z-Zane Rudisill; 6. 11P-Niki Young; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard; 8. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 9. 5J-John Walp; 10. 23-Michael Millard; 11. 39-Chase Dietz (DNS); 12. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS); 13. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNS)

410 Time Trials - 1. 19R-Matt Campbell 13.156; 2. 1X-Chad Trout 13.175; 3. 44-Dylan Norris 13.251; 4. 11T-TJ Stutts 13.258; 5. 11A-Austin Bishop 13.365; 6. 8R-Freddie Rahmer 13.399; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody 13.401; 8. 59-Jim Siegel 13.407; 9. 19-Troy Wagaman 13.441; 10. 19LM-Landon Myers 13.487; 11. 5E-Brandon Rahmer 13.489; 12. 17-Cole Young 13.495; 13. 7H-Trey Hivner 13.516; 14. 90-Jordan Givler 13.542; 15. 27-Devon Borden 13.578; 16. 8-Billy Dietrich 13.591; 17. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 13.603; 18. 75-Tyler Ross 13.628; 19. 23A-Chris Arnold 13.630; 20. 35T-Tyler Esh 13.642; 21. 87-Alan Krimes 13.647; 22. 39-Chase Dietz 13.678; 23. 21T-Scott Fisher 13.682; 24. 23-Michael Millard 13.699; 25. 4R-Tim Wagaman 13.715; 26. 9-Dalton Dietrich 13.748; 27. 11P-Niki Young 13.826; 28. 48H-Bradley Howard 13.868; 29. 4Z-Zane Rudisill 13.903; 30. 33-Riley Emig 13.949; 31. 5J-John Walp 14.290; 32. 97-Brie Hershey NT; 33. 69-Tim Glatfelter NT

H & N Landscaping 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings ($1,100); 2. 2 -Kody Hartlaub; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 23F-Justin Foster; 5. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 6. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 7. 17K-Kyle Keen; 8. 69S-Cameron Smith; 9. 70D-Frankie Herr; 10. 21-CJ Tracy; 11. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 12. 00F-Chris Frank; 13. 6-Cody Phillips; 14. 19R-Brett Strickler; 15. 77-David Holbrook; 16. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 17. 28-Matt Findley; 18. 13-Bo Gordon; 19. 11H-Hayden Miller; 20. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 21. 511-John Sharpe; 22. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 23. 5-Travis Scott (DNF); 24. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Nat Tuckey (1-2 & 8-12), Justin Foster (2-7) & Steve Owings (13-20)

358 Sprint Car Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 23F-Justin Foster; 2. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 70D-Frankie Herr; 5. 13-Bo Gordon; 6. 511-John Sharpe; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 5a-Zachary Allman (DNF)

358 Sprint Car Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5-Travis Scott; 2. 69S-Cameron Smith; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 6-Cody Phillips; 5. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 6. 3x-Duane Watson; 7. 91-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF)

358 Sprint Car Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 11H-Hayden Miller; 6. 4E-Kane Eichenlaub; 7. 25-Travis Leh (DNS)

358 Sprint Car Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 17K-Kyle Keen; 3. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 4. 00F-Chris Frank; 5. 19R-Brett Strickler; 6. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 7. 28-Matt Findley

358 Sprint Car Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 511-John Sharpe; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 5. 3X-Duane Watson; 6. 4E-Kane Eichenlaub (DNF); 7. 91-Glenndon Forsythe (DNS); 8. 5a-Zachary Allman (DNS); 9. 25-Travis Leh (DNS)

 

 

USAC Eastern Storm Sprint Cars At Williams Grove Friday

Wingless and Winged 410 sprint double to be staged!

6/12/22

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host racing action for the AMSOIL USAC National 410 Sprint Car Series coming up this Friday night, June 17 at 7:30 pm.

Also on the racing card will be the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars, racing in a $5,500 to win main event.

Presented by KRS Graphics, the national 410 sprint stars of the United States Auto Club will race in the Eastern Storm Series for wingless sprint cars at Williams Grove.

Competing in a 30-lap main event, the USAC drivers will be racing for a $6,000 payday.

A roster of nearly 30 USAC drivers is tentatively slated to enter the Eastern Storm events.

Just some of the USAC stars slated to be in action include Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK.; Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA.; Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA.; CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN.; Shane Cottle, Kokomo, IN.; and point leader Justin Grant of Ione, CA.

Seventeen-year-old USAC rookie Emerson Axsom of Plainfield, Indiana, who is currently second in points behind Grant, will also be in the field.

Others slated to appear include Chase Stockon, Shane Cockrum, Jake Swanson and Korbyn Hayslett.

Several local wingless drivers also intend to compete including standouts Briggs Danner, Steve Drevicki, Alex Bright and Timmy Buckwalter along with others.

Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois, was the last USAC 410 sprint driver to visit victory lane at Williams Grove Speedway.

Windom took the lead from Brady Bacon with five laps to go and went on to the win.

Winners to date on the USAC 410 sprint tour have been rookie Emerson Axsom, 2; Robert Ballou, 2; Brady Bacon, 2; and Justin Grant and CJ Leary, 1 each.

In Williams Grove 410 sprint action, both Danny Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer are now tied in the season-long title chase at the oval.

Racing action on June 17 gets underway at 7:30 pm. Gates will open at 5:30.

Adult general admission is set at $30 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Friday Williams Grove USAC Sprint Show Has Plenty Of History

Summer of ’71 and Mitch Smith synonymous in USAC lore

6/12//22

Mechanicsburg – This Friday’s visit by the AMSOIL National USAC 410 Sprint Car Series to Williams Grove Speedway will be the first for the circuit since 2018 and for some, the notion of the full-blown USAC sprints coming back to the Grove still harkens them back to some wild 1971 USAC shows at the oval.

It was the season of Mitch Smith. What the local sprint car stud did back then to the national gurus of USAC when they came to the area was unheard of, anywhere.

Driving the Gary Wasson-owned No. 5, the Linglestown driver applied for and was granted a temporary permit to compete in the Grove USAC shows that June and September.

For reference, those permits were handed out by USAC with an eyedropper.

To fully appreciate what happened at Williams Grove during those USAC shows one must realize that USAC ruled the Indy 500 back then and their drivers were widespread in all Indy-car races.

And then along came 40-year old Smith to destroy the USAC destinies during that famed season.

Wicked mechanic Dick Hench of Newport was turning the wrenches on the Gary’s No. 5.

Smith humiliated the USAC stars on June 19 at Williams Grove.

But USAC car owners protested, putting up the cash to tear down Smith’s engine.

And then came the word, “It’s legal…three inches to spare.”

The next night, Smith and company would do it all again, up the road this time, at Selinsgrove Speedway.

And that would lead to threats of the USAC drivers “boycotting” the next Williams Grove race, not slated until September.

But again, Smith licked ‘em all! And he did it after going to the rear mid-race.

And yes, it’s true.

There had been USAC sprint shows at the Grove before 1971 and there have been many run since that time.

But nothing will ever measure up to that summer of ’71, when Mitch Smith and the No. 5 had them on the run.

When a local dominated all mid-state shows staged by the invaders.

Gates for this Friday’s USAC 410 Sprint Eastern Storm event open at 5:30 pm with time trials slated for 7:30.

The regular Williams Grove 410 sprints will join the USAC cars on the program.

 

 

SHULTZ POWERS TO SECOND 360 SPRINT CAR WHITCOMB MEMORIAL WIN;

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Jason Shultz of Carlisle turned in a dominating performance Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway for his second career win in the Patriot Sprint Tour 19th annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars on Advance Concrete Systems/Kids Night.

The $3,071 win at the wheel of the Ritter Racing/Selinsgrove Ford No. 35 was also his second of the season and the 24th of his 358-360 sprint car racing career at the track.

For Coleby Frye of Dover, his first win of the season in the 25-lap super late model race was also his 24thcareer in the division at Selinsgrove. Frye became the fifth different winner in as many super late model races at the track this season.

Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek recorded his third win of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present two racing programs in the next week starting Thursday, June 16, with the return of the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Tour plus the winged 410 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m. The USAC wingless sprint cars will compete in a 30-lap race paying $6,000 to win and the winged 410 sprint cars will race 25 laps for $5,000 to win. Grandstand gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

The speedway will swing back into action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, with the 24th annual Jeff’s Auto Body Late Model Open paying $5,000 to win plus limited late models and roadrunners. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m.

Jason Shultz earned the pole position for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial and beat out Parker Evans for the early lead at the drop of the green flag. Shultz quickly pulled away from the field as Evans and fourth-place starter Mike Thompson dueled for the second spot.

On the second circuit, sixth-place starter Derek Locke raced into the third spot with seventh-place starter Jake Karklin blasting into fourth by lap five.

While Shultz continued to stretch his lead, an exciting three-car battle unfolded for the runner up position between Evans, Locke, and Karklin. On the ninth circuit, Karklin advanced to second and attempted to reel in Shultz.

At the halfway point, ninth-place starter Mark Smith showed some speed and moved into the top five. With five laps remaining, Shultz developed over half a track lead as Locke powered into second. At the finish, Shultz posted a convincing 13.93-second margin of victory over Locke, Smith, Karklin, and eighth-place finisher Davie Franek.

Front row starters Coleby Frye and Hayes Mattern battled for the lead at the start of the late model main event. Frye pulled into the lead as Mattern stayed within striking distance in the opening laps.

On the fifth lap, third-place starter Dylan Yoder reclaimed the spot from original fourth-place starter Andrew Yoder with fifth-place starter Bryan Bernheisel and seventh-place starter Jeff Rine.

At the halfway point, a torrid race unfolded for the runner up position between Mattern and D. Yoder as Frye began to encounter slower traffic. By lap 18, Mattern had closed within a one-second margin of Frye in the race for the lead and win.

At the checkered flag, Frye was victorious by just 1.6 seconds over Mattern, D. Yoder, Rine, and Brett Schadel.

Polesitter Levi Vial drove into the lead at the start of the roadrunner feature. Vial was chased by second-place starter Keith Bissinger for the first half of the race when sixth-place starter Jake Jones advanced to second and set his sights on the leader.

A lap eight caution flag regrouped the field and set up a thrilling chase to the checkered flag with Vial and Jones see-sawing for the lead in the final two laps. Racing out of turn four, Jones drove underneath Vial for the victory. Vial settled for second followed by Bissinger, points leader Nate Romig, and Jimmy Kessler.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 11 June 2022 360 SPRINT CARS – 22 Entries 25-Lap Joe Whitcomb Memorial: 1) 35 Jason Shultz 2) 77 Derek Locke 3) M1 Mark Smith 4) 5K Jake Karklin 5) 28F Davie Franek 6) 47 Adam Carberry 7) 11T Mike Thompson 8) 79 Jordan Thomas 9) 32 Kyle Smith 10) 61 Parker Evans 11) 22 Jonathan Preston 12) 22E Nash Ely 13) 19 Kruz Kepner 14) 41 Dalton Rombough 15) 2 Dave Axton 16) 7J Andrew Jacobus 17) 121 Steve Glover 18) 5 Dallas Schott 19) 2J Aaron Jacobus 20) 66 Jordan Hutton 21) 17 Jason Wagner 22) 10K Joe Kata DNS

Heat Winners: Derek Locke, Jordan Thomas, Mike Thompson Time Trials: 1) 47 Adam Carberry 18.944 2) 28F Davie Franek 18.946 3) M1 Mark Smith 18.985 4) 77 Derek Locke 18.986 5) 22E Nash Ely 19.018 6) 22 Jonathan Preston 19.029 7) 55 Dallas Schott 19.085 8) 35 Jason Shultz 19.220 9) 11T Mike Thompson 19.464 10) 66 Jordan Hutton 19.521 11) 79 Jordan Thomas 19.573 12) 61 Parker Evans 19.654 13) 5K Jake Karklin 19.695 14) 2 Dave Axton 19.799 15) 41 Dalton Rombough 19.815 16) 121 Steve Glover 19.918 17) 19 Kruz Kepner 19.949 18) 2J Aaron Jacobus 20.123 19) 7J Andrew Jacobus 20.290 20) 17 Jason Wagner 21.157 21) 32 Kyle Smith DNT 22) 10 Joe Kata DNT SUPER LATE MODELS – 17 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) F1 Coleby Frye 2) 9 Hayes Mattern 3) 24 Dylan Yoder 4) 2J Jeff Rine 5) 22 Brett Schadel 6) 2Y Andrew Yoder 7) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 8) 27 Jim Yoder 9) 44 Danny Snyder 10) 7 Meade Hahn 11) 93 Cory Lawler 12) 63 Nathan Long 13) 61T Ken Trevitz 14) 1 Gene Knaub 15) 32J Shaun Jones 16) G05 Paul Spear 17) 25 Kody Lyter Heat Winners: Coleby Frye, Hayes Mattern ROADRUNNERS – 13 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 7 Jake Jones 2) 19 Levi Vial 3) 11 Keith Bissinger 4) 25 Nate Romig 5) 60 Jimmy Kessler 6) 8 Scott Landis 7) 992 Terry Kramer 8) 5 Matt Ney 9) 37 Ed Beasancon 10) 82 Dan Condo 11) 14 Cory Lindenmuth 12) 77 Scott Dunham 13) 28 Miranda Minium Heat Winners: Levi Vial, Keith Bissinger

 

 

Rick Lafferty Turns Back the Clock for Port Royal Speedway Triumph; Garrett Bard Sweeps 305 Twin 20's while Brenneman and Stake Score Limited Late Model Wins

By Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, PA- (June 12, 2022)- Rick Lafferty picked up his 12th career Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory at Port Royal Speedway over Blane Heimbach and Mike Wagner Saturday night.

Kody Lehman and Lafferty led the field of 21 410 Sprint Cars to the green flag and it was Lafferty getting the early jump on the field to claim the top spot on the opening circuit. One lap later Heimbach, who started fifth on the grid, moved into the runner-up position and and seventh-place starter Mike Wagner, was up to fifth.

Wagner continued his march forward as he took fourth one lap later , but Mike Walter II regained the position on lap five as the two duked it our amongst reach other. Meanwhile, Heimbach was able to get by Lafferty for the top spot with 20 laps to go, but any opportunity to stretch his lead came to a halt one lap later when Tyler Reeser came to a slow on the frontstretch to regroup the field.

Wagner got back by Walter II for the fourth spot on the restart, while 11th-place starter Ryan Smith moved into sixth on lap eight. Also, Logan Wagner was making his move through as the field as the current track points leader had advanced from his 15th starting spot to ninth with 16 laps to go.

Lehman found something on the extreme high side of the Speedway and by lap 11 he was able to clear Lafferty for the runner-up spot and was closing quickly on Heimbach. Three laps later he got by him for the top spot exiting turn two, but Heimbach was able to get back by in turn's three and four to hold onto the top spot.

Lehman tried the same move that worked for him again in turn's one and two, but this time he got into the outside guardrail exiting turn two and had to get off the gas to regroup. This allowed Lafferty to slip back by and regain the second position.

Mike Wagner cracked the podium two laps later, while Lafferty was able to drive through the slick in turn's three and four to take the top spot from Heimbach with eight to go.

Logan Wagner cracked the top five with five laps remaining and two laps later he moved into the fourth position as well. He was all over his father's tail tank over the final three circuits for a podium position, but without a caution he wasn't going to have anything for the top cars.

Heimbach was reeling in Lafferty slowly over the final two laps as the veteran driver up front dealt with lapped traffic, but Lafferty was not to be denied as he eased home for the victory and the checkered flag.

Logan Wagner and Ryan Smith made up the rest of the top five followed by Lehman, Walter II, Justin Whittall, Jeff Halligan and Lucas Wolfe. Wagner earned the night's $500 Valley Supply Hard Charger Award while Derek Hauck scored the $1000 J&S Classics Warrior Award via random draw after finishing 16th.

410 Sprint Car Results-1. Rick Lafferty, 2. Blane Heimbach, 3. Mike Wagner, 4. Logan Wagner, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Kody Lehmanm, 7. Mile Walter II, 8. Justin Whittall, 9. Jeff Halligan, 10. Lucas Wolfe, 11. Gerard McIntyre, 12. Trenton Shaeffer, 13. Kassidy Kreitz, 14. Curt Stroup, 15. Dylan Cisney, 16. Derek Hauck, 17. Zach Newlin, 18. Ryan Linder, 19. Devin Brenneman, 20. Tyler Reeser, 21. Austin Burke

For the second consecutive weekend a division taking part in twin 20 feature events saw a driver sweep the night. Garrett Bard earned the first PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Car feature by capitalizing on a front row starting spot in the first A-main. Meanwhile, he had to start eighth in the second A-main after drawing the eight invert pill.

It only took two turns for Bard to get by pole sitter Fred Arnold in the first A-main and after that nobody had anything for the 305 Sprint Car standout. With 10 laps to go, Doug Dodson moved into the runner-up spot after starting sixth and held on to finish there as well.

Austin Reed, Arnold, Roger Irvine, Scott Frack, Ken Duke, Kenny Heffner, Mike Melair and Seth Schoke completed the rest of the top ten.

Heffner and Duke lined up on the front row for the second twin 20 A-main event and it was Heffner getting to the lead on lap one. By the completion of the lap one though, Bard was already up from eighth to third inside the podium.

Lapped traffic played a part at the halfway point and three laps later Heffner, Duke and Bard were all three-wide down the backstretch battling for the top spot. Bard came out of the battle in second behind Heffner, but it only took one more circuit for Bard to get by Heffner and gain the top spot yet again.

A caution with two laps to go gave Heffner a shot to steal the win, but his slide job attempts were not good enough to best Bard as he cruised home to the victory over Heffner, Duke, Arnold and Roger Irvine. Larry McVay, Tyler Snook, Logan Spahr, Mike Melair and Reed completed the top ten.

305 Sprint Car Feature 1- 1. Garrett Bard, 2. Doug Dodson, 3. Austin Reed, 4. Fred Arnold, 5. Roger Irvine, 6. Scott Frack, 7. Ken Duke, 8. Kenny Heffner, 9. Mike Melair, 10. Seth Schnoke, 11. Jimmy White, 12. Larry McVay, 13. Logan Spahr, 14. Mike Alleman, 15. Tyler SNook, 16. Ian Detweiler, 17. Owen Dimm, 18. Jake Waters, 19. Domenic Melair, 20. Drew Young, 21. Erin Statler, 22. Roger Weaver, 23. Branston Shue, 24. Josh Spicer

305 Sprint Car Feature 2- 1. Garrett Bard, 2. Kenny Heffner, 3. Ken Duke, 4. Fred Arnold, 5. Roger Irvine, 6. Larry McVay, 7. Tyler Snook, 8. Logan Spahr, 9. Mike Melair, 10. Austin Reed, 11. Mike Alleman, 12. Scott Frack, 13. Ian Detweiler, 14. Doug Doudson, 15. Josh Spicer, 16. Jake Waters, 17. Erin Statler, 18. Drew Young, 19. Roger Weaver, 20. Jimmy White, 21. Seth Schnoke, 22. Owen Dimm, 23. Branston Shue, 24. Domeic Melair

Trent Brenneman picked up the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model feature win over Ryan Zook and Dillan Stake in the first of two scheduled feature events for the divisions after starting third on the grid. Meanwhile Stake earned his fourth win of the season in the division during the second feature event, which was a make-up feature from earlier in April.

Fourth-place starter Zook quickly rocketed to the front of the field in the first feature event to lead the opening laps and with 15 laps to go Brenneman had moved into the second spot and was lurking.

As Zook battled heavy lapped traffic, Brenneman was closing fast and with seven laps remaining the two were nose-to-tail coming to the flagstand. Four laps later Brenneman made his move count and he got by Zook for the point.

He was able to cruise home to the victory over Zook, Stake, Shawn Shoemaker and Kevin Probst. Devin Hart, Daulton Bigler, Todd Snook, Taylor Farling and Derick Garman rounded out the top ten.

Jared Fulkroad led the first lap of the make-up feature before giving way to Snook on lap two. Snook lead the next seven laps before Stake was able to get by coming to the line for the top spot. From there it was all Stake as he cruised home for the victory.

Snook, Fulkroad, Shoemaker, Probst, Farling, Brenneman, Hart, Bigler and Chad Smith completed the top ten.

Limited Late Model Results - 1. Trent Brenneman, 2. Ryan Zook, 3. Dillan Stake, 4. Shawn Shoemaker, 6. Kevin Probst, 7. Daulton Bigler, 8. Todd Snook, 9. Taylotr Farling, 10. Derick Garman, 11. Jared Fulkroad, 12. Chad Smith, 13. Dan Zechman, 14. Ethan Beasom, 15. Maddox Smith, 16. Jennifer Lesher, 17. Kyle Nichols, 18. Kenny Yoder, 19. Chase Bowsman, 20. Kyle Bachman

Limited Late Model Results 2- 1. Dillan Stake, 2. Todd Snook, 3. Jared Fulkroad, 4. Shawn Shoemaker, 5. Kevin Probst, 6. Taylor Farling, 7. Trent Brenneman, 8. Devin Hart, 9. Daulton Bigler, 10. Chad Smith, 11. Ethan Beasom, 12. Ryan Zook, 13. Kyle Bachman, 14. Maddox Smith, 15. Kyle Nichols, 16. Andrew Yoder, 17. Jeremy Ohl, 18. Kenny Yoder, 19. Chase Bowsman, 20. Joey Hoffer

 

 

Dietz Wins First In 410s At Williams Grove, Herr Stops Lockes 358 Win Streak At 10

6/10/22

Mechanicsburg – Chase Dietz won the first 410 sprint car main of his career at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, outracing Freddie Rahmer for the win.

Dietz already owned six career oval wins in the 358 sprint division during his career.

In the 358 sprint Summer Series race, veteran Frankie Herr snapped the ten race win streak that had been ongoing at the hands of Derek Locke.

The start of the 25-lap 410 sprint main was quickly slowed when second starter Chad Trout looped his mount in the second turn.

Freddie Rahmer also spun his car but kept going and restarted in his original spot.

When action got going, polesitter Dietz sped into control over TJ Stutts and Rahmer.

Another yellow flag bunched the field on the fourth lap, wiping out a 2.3 second lead already built up by Dietz aboard the Trone No. 39.

Just prior to the caution, Rahmer had swooped under Stutts for the second spot.

Laps five through 20 went non-stop with Dietz entering the backmarkers on lap 10.

At times traffic held Dietz up, allowing Rahmer to close but he was always able to break free just in time to shake off Rahmer.

And then with five laps to go, the yellow flag again appeared, this time for debris on the track.

Rahmer raced to Dietz’s outside in the first turn when racing restarted but the leader held control however moments later in the third turn, when Dietz entered on the cushion Rahmer bolted underneath to take the lead.

But as Rahmer slid up, Dietz turned his car down off of the fourth turn cushion to race Rahmer back to the line and regain control just before another yellow slowed the pace.

Rahmer stayed glued to Dietz’s bumper when action resumed but it was again slowed a lap later.

And on this restart, Dietz got a better start in order to get away from his challenger and pull out to a .641 second advantage at the finish, performing flawlessly on the bottom to hold onto the victory.

Rahmer was second followed by Stutts, Devon Borden and Dylan Norris.

Sixth through 10th went to Rick Lafferty, Lucas Wolfe, Dylan Cisney, Billy Dietrich and Kyle Moody.

Heats went to Rahmer, Sutts and Norris.

Cisney set fast time in timed warm-ups with a lap of 16.980 seconds.

Scott Fisher led the first two laps of the 25-lap 358 sprint main before fourth starter Frankie Herr drove to his outside in the first corner to get control.

Herr had built up a 4.181 second lead by the time the first caution flag of the race unfurled with eight laps completed.

The restart saw Steve Owings battling with Fisher for second before securing the spot on lap 10.

Owings gave chase of the leader and when Herr began lapping cars with six laps to go, he was in the hunt to steal the lead.

Owings closed dramatically in traffic but found his challenging pace slowed and Herr’s way cleared when a final yellow flag unfurled with three laps to go.

Herr to the win by 1.5 seconds over Owings.

It was his fourth career 358 win at the track but his first in decades.

The run to the victory put an end to Derek Locke’s domination of the division that dates back to September of 2020.

Locke had won 10 races in a row, sweeping the entire 2021 season before also claiming the first race of the 2022 season a few weeks ago.

Scott Fisher was third followed by Devin Adams and Chris Frank.

Locke was sixth followed by Cody Fletcher, Chad Criswell, Tyler Brehm and Kody Hartlaub.

Heats went to Frank, Owings and Nash Ely.

Doug Hammaker scored the consolation race.

Feature Finishes

6/10/22

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Chase Dietz, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3, TJ Stutts, 4. Devon Borden, 5. Dylan Norris, 6. Rick Lafferty, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Dylan Cisney, 9. Billy Dietrich, 10. Kyle Moody, 11. Austin Bishop, 12. Matt Campbell, 13. Kassidy Kreitz, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Justin Whittall, 16. Tyler Ross, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Tyler Reeser, 19. Steve Kisamore, 20. Steve Buckwalter, 21. Dwight Leppo, 22. Aaron Bollinger, 23. Brad Howard, 24. Niki Young

DNQ: Bryn Gohn

358 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Frankie Herr, 2. Steve Owings, 3. Scott Fisher, 4. Devin Adams, 5. Chris Frank, 6. Derek Locke, 7. Cody Fletcher, 8. Chad Criswell, 9. Tyler Brehm, 10. Kody Hartlaub, 11. Doug Hammaker, 12. Travis Scott, 13. Brett Strickler, 14. Nash Ely, 15. Justin Foster, 16. Matt Findley, 17. Andrew Hake, 18. Jacob Balliet, 19. Dave Holler, 20. Kyle Denmyer, 21. Tim Stallinger, 22. Brett Wanner, 23. Kyle Keen, 24. Nat Tuckey

DNQ: Tyler Templin, Denny Gross, Jake Galloway, Jayden Wolf

 

 

THURSDAY THUNDER 410 SPRINT CAR DOUBLEHEADER JUNE 16:

USAC NATIONAL WINGLESS SPRINT CARS & WINGED 410 SPRINT CARS IN SAME NIGHT!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – For only the third time since its inception, the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series will return to Selinsgrove Speedway at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, as part of the six-race Eastern Storm Tour. The wingless 410 sprint cars will be joined by the winged 410 sprint cars in the same night for a can’t-miss open wheel doubleheader!

The USAC wingless sprint car drivers will compete in a 30-lap main event paying $6,000 to win. Time trials and heat races will be part of the qualifying format.

The June 16 Thursday Thunder show will also feature the Lelands.com winged 410 sprint cars in a 25-lap feature paying $5,000 to win.

The first time the USAC National Sprint Car Tour was at Selinsgrove was in 1971 when the legendary Mitch Smith of Linglestown, a former Selinsgrove track champion, scored the upset victory against the invading wingles

For the winged 410 sprint cars, June 16 will be the third appearance of the season at the track. Anthony Macri of Dillsburg and Gio Scelzi of Fresno, Calif., won the first two races. Macri leads the points standings by just 20 markers over Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg in the chase for the $5,000 track championship title.

Pit gates on June 16 will open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5:30 p.m. Adult general admission is set at $25. Students ages 12-17 will be $15 with kids ages 11 and under admitted free general admission. Add $2 for grandstand reserved seats. Pit passes will be $40.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2022:

RACING: USAC National Sprint Car Series (30 Laps/$6,000 To Win/Wingless)

410 Sprint Cars (25 Laps/$5,000 To Win/Winged)

TIMES:

Pit Gates: 4PM

Grandstand Gates: 5:30PM

Qualifying 7:30PM

ADMISSION:

Adults $25

Students (12-17) $15

Grandstand Reserved Seats Add $2

Pit Passes All Ages: $40

 

 

Three Divisions and Five Features Highlight Camera and Autograph Night at Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, PA - (June 8, 2022)- Port Royal Speedway returns to action this Saturday night, June 11th, with three divisions of racing on Camera and Autograph night!

The Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars will all be in action with the 305’s taking part in a pair of Twin 20 feature events! The Limited Late Models will also run a make-up feature event from earlier in the season as part of the program.

As part of the Camera and autograph night at the Speedway fans are encouraged to show up early as they will be granted access to the pits for an hour with a General Admission wrist band to meet and get photos with their favorite drivers!

Gates Open at 4:00pm with racing set to start at 7:00pm!

Jeff Halligan enters the weekend as the most recent winner in 410 Sprint Car action. He bested Logan Wagner and Michael Walter II for his first win of the season.

Wagner still holds the advantage in the point standings in the division in his drive for five consecutive titles and he has a 135-point advantage over Halligan. Lucas Wolfe (-205), Mike Wagner (-230) and Dylan Cisney (-430) complete the top five.

The Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models will be making their fifth appearance of the 2022 racing season and they’ll also be running a make-up feature event from earlier in the season.

Dillan Stake swept last weekend’s twin 20’s and he leads the way in the division point standings with a 140-point advantage over Shawn Shoemaker. Todd Snook(-150),Devin Hart (-165) and Ryan Zook (-165) make up the rest of the top five!

Finally the PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars will take part in a pair of twin 20 feature events as well.

Kenny Heffner leads the way in the point standings with a mere 15-point advantage over both Garrett Bard and Doug Dodson. Mike Alleman (-40) and Ken Duke (-85) complete the top five.

GA- $20, Student- $10, Pits- $30

 

 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

$19,000 STEVE SMITH TRIBUTE VICTORY GOES TO DANNY DIETRICH;

Rookie Preston Lattomus Scores First Career USAC Win; Jeff Champagne Sweeps the Night in ARDC Competition

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 11, 2022 (7:30PM) FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT: 410 Sprints ($5,000 to Win TT) + 358 Sprints

Saturday, June 18, 2022 (7:30PM) Freedom Off-Road Speedweek Tune-up: 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win TT) + 358 Late Models (ARCH Night)

Saturday, June 25, 2022 (7:30PM) RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK: 23rd Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial for 410 Sprints ($9,200 to win) plus Extreme Stocks

Abbottstown, PA (June 4, 2022) – The atmosphere at Lincoln on Saturday night was electric for the start of the 40-lap Steve Smith Tribute Race. Smith is such an important part of the history of Lincoln Speedway that honoring him with a race was the right thing to do. Not only did the fans show up to support the Smith family and the hard work they put in to the event, but 47 Gene Latta Ford 410 sprint cars filled the pits.

Danny Dietrich set quick time in the second time trial group and made it into the redraw for a starting spot at the front of the field for the feature. Dietrich lined up sixth for the drop of the green flag but fell back to seventh at the start. Dietrich was back up to fifth by lap 4 and was third at the half-way point of the race. Once Danny got by Troy Wagaman for second it wasn’t long before he made his winning move on Anthony Macri in turn 4. Dietrich took the lead on lap 26 and worked his way through lapped traffic and went unchallenged for the $19,000 win. In victory lane for the fifth time this season at Lincoln, Dietrich was excited to be there during a marquee event, “This is just awesome. Steve Smith was a badass.” Although Dietrich never raced against Steve, his respect for the Hall of Fame driver was obvious as he talked about him in victory lane, “He was one of the leaders in innovation. Hats off to the family for putting on this race.”

Last week’s winner ,Dylan Norris, drew the pole in the redraw for Saturday night’s big event. Troy Wagaman shared the front row with Norris and Anthony Macri and Lance Dewease lined up in row 2.

Norris shot out to the lead with Wagaman sticking with him and the two battled for first. Norris held onto the lead leaving Wagaman to fend off Macri as he challenged for second. Macri took the spot on lap 2 making the pass coming off turn 4. Wagaman was not letting Macri pull away and was putting pressure on him to take the spot back when the caution came out on lap 3 for TJ Stutts who was sitting backwards in turn 4.

Norris led Macri, Wagaman, Lance Dewease and Alan Krimes to the cone for the single-file restart. Norris got a good jump on Macri and Dewease was closing in on Wagaman. Dietrich got by Krimes for fifth.

Wagaman continued to put pressure on Macri as Macri was trying to reel in Norris.

Macri drove under Norris and took the lead on lap 9. Wagaman followed, taking second and sending Norris back to third.

Dietrich was working on Dewease for fourth as Macri entered lapped traffic on lap 11. Dietrich got by Dewease on lap 12.

Brent Marks was making his way to the front and got by Dewease as well to take fifth.

Dietrich and Marks were racing hard for fourth as they worked their way through lapped traffic. Dietrich caught Norris and made the pass for third on the backstretch, Marks followed as they moved into third and fourth on lap 20.

Dietrich slid Wagaman to take second on lap 14. Marks was on Danny’s bumper as he made the pass sending Wagaman back to fourth. Wagaman got back by Marks to reclaim third.

Macri was stuck in lapped traffic allowing Dietrich to close in. Macri bounced off the outside wall in turn 4 and that was just enough for Danny to take the lead at the line on lap 16. Wagaman and Marks followed, sending Macri back to fourth.

Once he got the lead Dietrich pulled away from the field. Marks got by Wagaman for second on lap 33. Dietrich struggled to get by a lapped car, but no one could catch him.

Dietrich scored his fifth win of the season at Lincoln and pocketed $19,000 by getting to the checkered flag 1.866 seconds ahead of Marks, who was the hard charger driving from 8th to 2nd. Wagaman crossed the line third and Macri was fourth. Norris completed the top five.

The 410 sprint car heat races were won by Brent Marks, Freddie Rahmer, Dylan Norris and Lance Dewease.

Rookie Preston Lattomus Scores First Career USAC Win

Nash Ely and Kyle Spence started on the front row of the 25-lap feature on Saturday night.

Ely took the lead with Spence and Carmen Perigo making it nearly a three-wide battle for the top spot. Ely pulled away with Spence and Perigo continuing the battle for second. Spence went high in turns 3 and 4 allowing Perigo to get by and take second.

Ely and Perigo raced wheel to wheel out of turn 4 with Perigo taking the lead by inches at the line on lap 2.

Preston Lattomus was all over Spence for third as Perigo paced the field and Ely was running second. Spence got away and got by Ely for second on lap 6.

Briggs Danner caught Lattomus and was challenging him for fourth. Danner dove under Lattomus as they raced into turn 3 but Lattomus held the spot.

Spence reeled in Perigo and the two raced wheel to wheel for the lead. Spence took the lead at the line as the red flag came out on lap 13 for Kody Swanson.

Spence led Perigo, Lattomus, Ely and Danner to the cone on the front stretch for the restart.

Spence got a good jump and used the top to get around the 3/8-mile oval. Lattomus got under Perigo for second on lap 16. Lattomus made quick work of running down Spence to battle for the lead. Spence held onto the lead by inches at the line but got nearly sideways in turns 1 and 2 as Lattomus made the pass for the lead.

Lattomus took over the top spot on lap 18. Danner was still making his way to the front of the field and passed Perigo for third on lap 21. Lattomus continued to pace the field as Danner worked on Spence to take over second. Danner took over second as the white flag waved.

Rookie-driver, Preston Lattomus scored his first career USAC East Coast Sprint Car feature win by 2.859 seconds over Briggs Danner. Spence crossed the line third and Perigo was fourth. Ely completed the top five.

Kody Swanson, Kenny Miller and Alex Bright won the USAC heat races.

Jeff Champagne Sweeps the Night in ARDC Competition

The ARDC Midgets ran a 20-lap feature event on Saturday night with a unique format. They ran the first 10 laps and then completely inverted the field and ran the remaining 10 laps of the feature.

Jeff Champagne started on the pole of the first 10-lap feature in his Steve Smith Tribute #19 with Mike Bittinger to his outside.

Champagne got out to the lead with Michael Markey running second and Shawn Jackson in third, Bittinger fell back to fourth.

Champagne was running alone at the front of the field as Jackson threw everything he had at Markey for second before he pulled off with what appeared to be engine troubles. Jackson’s retirement moved Bittinger up to third.

The caution flag waved on lap 8 for Randy Mausteller who spun out in turns 3 and 4.

Champagne paced the field ahead of Markey, Eric Heydenreich, Zach Curtis and Randy Mausteller for the restart.

Champagne was leading at the halfway point when the competition caution came out to invert the field.

With five cars still running, the starting line-up for the second half of the feature was Mausteller, Curtis, Heydenreich, Markey and Champagne.

Champagne was back to the lead by the time the field came back around to the start-finish line. Champagne would lead all 10 laps to his first career ARDC feature victory.

Champagne would flip the car in turn 1 after the checkered flag as he attempted to celebrate his win. His enthusiasm for his first win made for an incredibly entertaining victory lane interview as his car hung off the wrecker behind him.

Next Saturday, June 11, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Fallen Firefighters Race paying $5,000 to win for the 410 Sprints. The 358 Sprints are also in action. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 4:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, June 4, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($19,000); 2. 19m-Brent Marks; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman; 4. 39m-Anthony Macri; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease; 7. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 39-Chase Dietz; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 11. 99m-Kyle Moody; 12. 19s-Tanner Thorson; 13. 38-Cory Haas; 14. 27-Devon Borden; 15. 75-Tyler Ross; 16. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 17. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 18. 8-Billy Dietrich; 19. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 20. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 21. 7H-Trey Hivner (DNF); 22. 11T-TJ Stutts (DNF); 23. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 24. 19LM-Landon Myers (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Dylan Norris (1-8), Anthony Macri (9-25) & Danny Dietrich (26-40)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 19m-Brent Marks; 2. 39m-Anthony Macri; 3. 19s-Tanner Thorson; 4. 27-Devon Borden; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 6. 19LM-Landon Myers; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 11A-Austin Bishop; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 21-Steve Owings; 11. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 12. 24T-TJ Greve

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 99m-Kyle Moody; 3. 38-Cory Haas; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman; 5. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 90-Jordan Givler; 8. 33-Riley Emig; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 19R-Matt Campbell (DNF); 11. 39P-Daryn Pittman (DNF); 12. 11P-Niki Young (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 75-Tyler Ross; 6. 7H-Trey Hivner; 7. 5F-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 23-Michael Millard; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 10. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 11. 35T-Tyler Esh

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 39-Chase Dietz; 4. 11T-TJ Stutts; 5. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 23A-Chris Arnold; 8. 00-Chris Frank; 9. 5J-John Walp; 10. 17-Cole Young; 11. 5a-Zach Allman (DNF); 12. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5J-John Walp; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 7H-Trey Hivner; 5. 35T-Tyler Esh; 6. 20-Alex Bright; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy Finish (12 laps) – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 19LM-Landon Myers; 3. 7H-Trey Hivner; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 5F-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 90-Jordan Givler; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 23A-Chris Arnold; 11. 11A-Austin Bishop; 12. 23-Michael Millard; 13. 00-Chris Frank; 14. 21-Steve Owings; 15. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 16. 33-Riley Emig; 17. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 18. 5J-John Walp (DNF)

410 C-Main Finish (5 laps) – 1. 21-Steve Owings; 2. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 24T-TJ Greve; 4. 17-Cole Young; 5. 19R-Matt Campbell (DNS); 6. 4z-Zane Rudisill (DNS); 7. 35T-Tyler Esh (DNS); 8. 39P-Daryn Pittman (DNS); 9. 5a-Zach Allman (DNS); 10. 11P-Niki Young (DNS); 11. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

410 Time Trials Group #1 – 1. 39m-Anthony Macri 13.698*; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman 13.714; 3. 19m-Brent Marks 13.774; 4. 99m-Kyle Moody 13.900; 5. 19LM-Landon Myers 13.963; 6. 8R-Freddie Rahmer 13.977; 7. 19s-Tanner Thorson 14.026; 8. 38-Cory Haas 14.037; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre 14.037; 10. 39P-Daryn Pittman 14.131; 11. 1x-Chad Trout 14.186; 12. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 14.243; 13. 59-Jim Siegel 14.257; 14. 8-Billy Dietrich 14.273; 15. 27-Devon Borden 14.282; 16. 19R-Matt Campbell 14. 329; 17. 4z-Zane Rudisill 14.342; 18. 90-Jordan Givler 14.413; 19. 21-Steve Owings 14.435; 20. 33-Riley Emig 14.512; 21. 11A-Austin Bishop 14.544; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.661; 23. 24T-TJ Greve 15.919; 24. 11P-Niki Young NT

410 Time Trials Group #2 – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich 14.126; 2. 87-Alan Krimes 14.155; 3. 44-Dylan Norris 14.246; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease 14.265; 5. 5E-Brandon Rahmer 14.382; 6. 4R-Tim Wagaman 14.484; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.516; 8. 11T-TJ Stutts 14.524; 9. 7H-Trey Hivner 14.540; 10. 39-Chase Dietz 14.572; 11. 75-Tyler Ross 14.572; 12. 55K-Robbie Kendall 14.578; 13. 35T-Tyler Esh 14.606; 14. 23A-Chris Arnold 14.681; 15. 5F-Glenndon Forsythe 14.728; 16. 5J-John Walp 14.789; 17. 23-Michael Millard 14.878; 18. 00-Chris Frank 14.908; 19. 9-Dalton Dietrich 14.936; 20. 17-Cole Young 14.936; 21. 2-Kody Hartlaub 15.115; 22. 5a-Zach Allman 15.123

USAC East Coast Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Car Feature (25 laps) – 1. 23B-Preston Lattomus; 2. 5G-Briggs Danner; 3. 22-Kyle Spence; 4. 21-Carmen Perigo; 5. 3BC-Nash Ely; 6. 23M-Kenny Miller III; 7. 7. Ed Aikin; 8. 19-Steven Drevicki; 9. 17B-Christian Bruno; 10. 21K-Tommy Kunsman; 11. 20-Alex Bright; 12. 83-Bruce Buckwalter; 13. 90-Colin White; 14. 67-Jason Cherry; 15. 7B-Aidan Borden; 16. 76-Mike Smith; 17. 12W-Troy Fraker; 18. 83S-Billy Ney (DNF); 19. 20X-Kody Swanson (DNF); 20. 42-John Fraker (DNF); 21. 5a-Zach Allman (DNS)

Lap Leaders: Nash Ely (1), Carmen Perigo (2-12), Kyle Spence (13-17) & Preston Lattomus (18-25)

USAC East Coast Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1.20X-Kody Swanson; 2. 5G-Briggs Danner; 3. 21-Carmen Perigo; 4. 19-Steven Drevicki; 5. 12W-Troy Fraker; 6. 21K-Tommy Kunsman; 7. 83-Bruce Buckwalter

USAC East Coast Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 23M-Kenny Miller III; 2. 23B-Preston Lattomus; 3. 7-Ed Aikin; 4. 7B-Aidan Borden; 5. 90-Colin White; 6. 83S-Billy Ney; 7. 5a-Zach Allman (DNS)

USAC East Coast Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 20-Alex Bright; 2. 22-Kyle Spence; 3. 3BC-Nash Ely; 4. 17B-Christian Bruno; 5. 67-Jason Cherry; 6. 42-John Fraker; 7. 76-Mike Smith

ARDC Midgets:

ARDC Midget Feature (20 laps) – 1. 19-Jeff Champagne; 2. 29-Michael Markey; 3. 11-Eric Heydenreich; 4. 75-Zach Curtis; 5. 21R-Randy Mausteller; 6. 7-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 7. 21S-Shannon Mausteller (DNF); 8. 7J-Shawn Jackson (DNF); 9. 5a-JR Booth (DNF); 10. 91Z-Wayne Koehler (DNS); 11. 22-Johnny Heydenreich (DNS)

Lap Leaders: Jeff Champagne (1-20)

ARDC Midget Hot Laps/Time Trials – 1. 19-Jeff Champagne 17.066; 2. 7-Mike Bittinger 17.154; 3. 29-Michael Markey 17.174; 4. 11-Eric Heydenreich 17.345; 5. 7J-Shawn Jackson 17.569; 6. 75-Zach Curtis 17.916; 7. 21S-Shannon Mausteller 18.351; 8. 21R-Randy Mausteller 18.394; 9. 5a-JR Booth 18.522; 10. 91Z-Wayne Koehler 19.668; 11. 22-Johnny Heydenreich 38.498

 

 

Williams Grove Opens Front Pits For Fan Appreciation Night This Week!

FREE pit access for general admission fans before sprint races Friday

Hoseheads.com and Martins Chips Treat Fans To Snacks

6/5/22

Mechanicsburg – Friday, June 10 will be Hoseheads.com and Martins Potato Chips Fan Appreciation Night at Williams Grove Speedway offering FREE front pit access before the races for all paying general admission fans.

Racing action will feature the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in another Yellow Breeches 500 event along with a MacMor Construction Summer Series race for the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints.

The 410 sprints will use time trials in warm-ups to line up their heat races.

However before on-track action gets started, all paid general admission fans will be granted FREE access to the frontstretch pit area from 5:30 to 6:15 pm as they get the chance to get up close and personal with the cars and the drivers.

Courtesy of Martins Potato Chips of Thomasville, fans entering the fronstretch pits will receive FREE bags of Martins snacks while Hoseheads.com hands out FREE boxes of candy.

Fans are encouraged to bring cameras for photos with the cars and drivers while also collecting autographs.

Heat racing action will get underway at 7:30 pm.

The 410 sprints will race in a 25-lap main paying $5,000 to win and $500 just to start while the 358 sprints go 25-laps in the Summer Series race that offers an increased purse.

Adult general admission is set at $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Williams Grove Speedway will host the AMSOIL National USAC 410 Sprint Cars as part of the 2022 Eastern Storm tour coming up on Friday, June 17.

The USAC sprints will race in a 30-lap main paying $6,000 to win while the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars also compete.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Billy Pauch To Be Honoree At Williams Grove Speedweek Opener June 24

Zemco No. 1 To Appear, Car Owners To Gather In Honor Of Legend’s Career

Pauch To Host Book Signings As Part Of Special Event

6/5/22

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway has announced special guest Billy Pauch is slated to be on hand for opening night of the 32nd annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series,

Presented by Kiely Construction, the speedweek opener is coming up on Friday, June 24.

The legendary dirt track star Pauch recently put his career on hold after getting the season underway and picking up a modified win.

And while stopping short of announcing his full retirement; the now 65-year old pilot has just released his biography.

With over 740 total career wins to his credit since his first in 1975, Pauch most notably put up his biggest numbers in the modified ranks over the seasons.

But his numbers in a sprint car stand at 62 alone and it’s that portion of his career that Williams Grove will honor at the speedweek opener.

Pauch is perhaps best known for his near decade spent in the potent Zemco No. 1 sprint car during the 1990s.

And to help pay tribute to Pauch’s career, Zemco car owner John Zemaitis and his current driver Logan Wagner will be in attendance for the speedweek opener.

The car will be on display in the Williams Grove infield beginning at 5:30 before competing while Pauch and three of his former car owners will gather at the stage from 6 to 6:30 pm for interviews and autographs.

The acclaimed driver will then host a book signing of his biography, “THE LAST COWBOY: The Life and Times of Billy Pauch,”

Joining Pauch for the pre-race event will be Zemco owner Zemaitis along with No. 126 car owner Glen Hyneman and No. 55 car owner Gene Jenkins of Milton.

A plaque presentation honoring Pauch’s sprint car career will be presented following time trials and Pauch will again sign books in the infield immediately after the speedweek B Main.

Known to many as “Billy The Kid” during his career, Pauch put up 15 sprint car wins during his tenure at Williams Grove while overall laying claim to victories over the World of Outlaws, All Stars, USAC, CRA, SCRA and KARS.

In 1994 Pauch toured the New York State Fairgrounds mile at world record speed and became the world’s fastest sprint car driver, posting a speed of 144.590 mph.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

USAC Storm To Hit Williams Grove Speedway June 17

National USAC 410 Sprint Stars To Grace Oval For First Time Since 2018

Double 410 sprint show on tap

6/5/22

Mechanicsburg – For the first time since 2018, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Tour will come to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, June 17.

Presented by KRS Graphics, the national 410 sprint stars of the United States Auto Club will compete in the Eastern Storm Series for wingless sprint cars at Williams Grove.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will join the USAC 410s on the racing card.

Competing in a 30-lap main event, the USAC drivers will be racing for a nice $6,000 payday while the regular Williams Grove 410s run for $5,500.

Just some of the USAC stars slated to be in action include Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK.; Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA.; Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA.; CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN.; Shane Cottle, Kokomo, IN.; and point leader Justin Grant of Ione, CA.

Seventeen year old USAC rookie Emerson Axsom of Plainfield, Indiana, who is currently second in points behind Grant, will also be in the field.

Several local wingless drivers also intend to compete including standouts Briggs Danner, Steve Drevicki, Alex Bright and Timmy Buckwalter along with others.

Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois, was the last USAC 410 sprint driver to visit victory lane at Williams Grove Speedway.

Windom took the victory in 2018 a few years after claiming a USAC Silver Crown Series event at the oval.

Winners to date on the USAC 410 sprint tour have been rookie Emerson Axsom, 2; Robert Ballou, 2; Brady Bacon, 2; and Justin Grant and CJ Leary, 1 each.

Racing action on June 17 gets underway at 7:30 pm. Gates will open at 5:30.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Dillan Stake Sweeps Limited Late Model Twin 20's; Jeff Halligan and Colton Flinner Score Wins as Well on Bobby Rahal Toyota of Lewistown Night

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, PA- (June 5, 2022)- Dillan Stake continued what has been a successful 2022 Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model campaign at Port Royal Speedway for him by sweeping the night's Twin 20 feature events for his second and third feature victories of the season Saturday night.

"It's a dream to drive when these things are this good," said Stake. "It means a lot to pay once and get two feature race payouts. To win makes it even better."

Trent Brenneman and Ryan Zook lead the field of 22 drivers to the green flag and it was Zook getting the early jump off the high side of the Speedway to lead lap one in the opening Twin 20 feature event for the division.

Stake started fourth on the grid and by law two he had already moved into the runner-up spot and was stalking the leader. Seventh-place Andrew Yoder was also on the move early as he moved into fourth on lap later.

Five move laps clicked by before Stake made a bid for the top spot and he and Zook swapped the lead in turn's one and two before he was able to power through the middle of turn's three and four to take the top spot for good coming to the flagstand.

Yoder moved onto the podium with ten laps remaining and with eight laps to go Stake was buried in heavy lapped traffic. Yoder was able to get by Zook for the runner-up spot with five laps to go, but nobody had anything for Stake as he cruised home to score the first victory of the evening over Yoder, Snook, Brenneman and Shawn Shoemaker.

Justin Kann, Colin Knaub, Todd Snook, Troy Miller and Kenny Yoder completed the top ten. Taylor Farling finished 11th to pick up the Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc. $100 Hard Charger Award after starting 19th on the grid.

"We were able to get it done and that makes you pretty happy," said Stake. "I saw Ryan kind of sneak by me there after I got him and I just knew I had to get going."

Stake drew the four pill to invert the top four drivers for the second Twin 20 feature event for the division and that put Brenneman and Zook back on the front row again. Zook once again was able to take the top spot on the opening lap.

Stake was on the move early again as he moved into the runner-up position on lap two, but a caution halted all momentum with 18 laps remaining when Chase Bowsman came to a stop on the frontstretch.

Zook took off on the restart and he valiantly tried to hold off a determined Stake, however with 13 laps remaining he slid under Zook for the lead in turn's one and two and never looked back.

Zook, Brenneman, Yoder, Shoemaker, Knaub, Kann, Farling, Todd Snow and Daulton Bigler completed the top ten. Bigler earned the $100 DNA Hard Charger Award for the event.

"It was the same song and dance and this thing is just so easy to drive and that makes things easy," said Stake. "When you're running as good as we are, you're just riding the wave until you can't anymore. I spent a lot of time this week to get prepared for this and we're just going to keep riding the wave."

Limited Late Model Twin 20 Feature 1 Results- 1. Dillan Stake, 2. Andrew Yoder, 3. Ryan Zook, 4. Trent Brenneman, 5. Shawn Shoemaker, 6. Justin Kann, 7. Colin Knaub, 8. Todd Snook, 9. Troy Miller, 10. Kenny Yoder, 11. Taylor Farling, 12. Devin Hart, 13. Kevin Probst, 14. Kyle Bachman, 15. Daulton Bigler, 16. Danny Atherton, 17. Maddox Smith, 18. Zack Kauffman, 19. Matt Williamson, 20. Chase Bowsman, 21. Chad Smith, 22. Kyle Wiser

Limited Late Model Twin 20 Feature 2 Results- 1. Dillan Stake, 2. Ryan Zook, 3. Trent Brenneman, 4. Andrew Yoder, 5.Shawn Shoemaker, 6. Colin Knaub, 7. Justin Kann, 8. Taylor Farling, 9. Todd Snook, 10. Daulton Bigler, 11. Troy Miller, 12. Kenny Yoder, 13. Kevin Probst, 14. Devin Hart, 15. Kyle Bachman, 16. Zack Kauffman, 17. Maddox Smith, 18. Chad Smith, 19. Matt Williamson, 20. Danny Atherton, 21. Chase Bowsman

Jeff Halligan capitalized on Justin Whittall's misfortune to pick up his second career Port Royal Speedway victory over Logan Wagner and Michael Walter II Saturday night.

"We kind of rebooted our program last season and the people I have one this team are unbelievable," said Halligan. "I knew we were pretty good and we just had to finish it off."

Curt Stroup and Whittall led the field of 17 Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars to the green flag and it was Whittall picking up where he left off last weekend to grab the lead on lap one.

Eighth-place starter Wagner cracked the top five on lap two, but Whittall was smooth sailing out front before a caution flew for a spinning Devin Brenneman in turn four to bring out the caution with 21 laps remaining.

Halligan, who lined up fourth to start the event, moved past Walter for the runner-up spot with 20 laps remaining, while Wagner got by Stroup for fourth as well. Seventh-place starter Lucas Wolfe was also on the move as he cracked the top five on the same lap.

At the halfway mark of the 25 lap event, it was all Whittall up front and the youngster appeared destined to capture his first career victory at the Port Royal Speedway. However, his chances went out the window with 10 laps remaining when he blew a right rear tire on the backstretch to bring out the caution and handed the lead to Halligan.

The lack of luck marked a second consecutive week that Whittall had given up the lead while leading as he found a fuel leak on his car under red during last week's make-up feature event.

Halligan controlled the pace on the restart, while 11th-place starter Dylan Cisney moved into fourth with nine laps remaining. Walter began chipping away at the significant lead Halligan was building up with four laps remaining and with two laps to go Cisney cracked the podium as he got by Wagner for third.

Walter continued reeling in the leader coming to the white flag, but caution on the final lap for a slowing Ryan Taylor bunched the field and gave everyone one last shot at the leader.

However, Halligan had nothing to worry about as Wagner slid both Cisney and Walter to move into the runner-up spot in turn's one and two to allow the young gun to pull away and take the checkered flag for the win.

Wagner, Walter, Cisney and Mike Wagner rounded out the top five while Whittall, Kody Lehman, Wolfe, Trenton Shaeffer and Taylor completed the top ten. Cisney earned the night's Valley Supply $500 Hard Charger Award while Shaeffer scored the $1000 J&S Classics Warrior Award via random draw.

"The last thing we wanted to see was that yellow there at the end, but I really wasn't too worries," said Halligan. "Everybody is always talking about Logan Wagner and Anthony Macri here, but we've been pretty darn good all season and it showed tonight."

410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Jeff Halligan, 2. Logan Wagner, 3. Mike Walter II, 4. Dylan Cisney, 5. Mike Wagner, 6. Justin Whittall, 7. Kody Lehman, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Trenton Shaeffer, 10. Ryan Taylor, 11. Zach Newlin, 12. Austin Burke, 13. Devin Brenneman, 14. Bill Jones Jr., 15. Curt Stroup, 16. Ryan Linder, 17. Tyler Reeser

Colton Flinner picked up his fifth consecutive Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Model feature win of the season following a mid-race pass of Gary Stuhler at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night.
"This is just a really good piece we have here," said Flinner. "This car is unbelievable and I don't even know what to say."

Chad Myers and Stuhler lead the field of 17 Super Late Models to the green flag and it was Stuhler grabbing the point on the opening circuit over Rick Eckert, who started fourth.

The field was slowed after Myers and Dylan Yoder made contact while battling for third as Myers spun out on the frontstretch to reset the field.

Flinner went fourth to second on the restart and began to stalk Stuhler in the turn for the top spot. it only took six more laps, but Flinner threw a slider at Stuhler in turn's three and 4 to take the lead for good.

From there he had no challenge as he drove away with ease to continue what has been a magical season for the driver of the No. 48 Super Late Model.

Stuhler, Eckert, Jeff Rine and Yoder completed the top five while Dan Stone, Andy Huas, Tim Sith Jr., Hayes Mattern and Danny SNyder completed the top ten. Smith Jr. earned the $200 Georges Used Cars Hard Charger Award after starting 16th on the grid.

"We keep finding victory lane and I knew Gary was going to be really good," said Flinner. "To beat Stuhler and guys like Rick Eckert means the world to me. Those are the big names in this area and this is just really cool."

Super Late Model Results- 1. Colton Flinner, 2. Gary Stuhler, 3. Rick Eckert, 4. Jeff Rine, 5. Dyan Yoer, 6. Dan Stone, 7. Andy Huas, 8. Tim Smith Jr., 9. Hayes Mattern, 10. Danny Snyder, 11. Tim Wilson, 12. Jason Schmidt, 13. Devin Frey, 14. Brandon Little, 15. Kody Lyter, 16. Mike Lupfer, 17. Chad Myers

 

 

PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR WHITCOMB MEMORIAL, SUPER LATE MODELS,

ROADRUNNERS & HUGE KIDS NIGHT JUNE 11 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway and Advanced Concrete Systems will present the 19th Annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour plus super late models and roadrunners on Kids Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

The 25-lap Whitcomb memorial will pay $3,071 to win and $300 to start. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the tentative qualifying format for the tribute race honoring the memory of Millersburg’s Whitcomb who succumbed to injuries sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the track on June 21, 2003.

The Selinsgrove Ford super late models will compete in a 25-lap featuring paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start, while the A&A Auto Stores roadrunners will round the three-division racing card with a 12-lap A-main.

Kids Night returns to the track June 11 with a huge prize giveaway, power wheels and bike races on the frontstretch, and plenty of pre-race activities! Plus, all students and kids ages 17 and under will be granted FREE general admission!

From 5-6 p.m., kids will be able to participate in the “Pit Walk” to meet drivers and get their autographs and photos. Behind the covered grandstand, games including Ring Toss, Fishing, Over & Under, and others will be ongoing prior to race time. Power wheels and bike races will be held for the following age groups (helmets required) at intermission: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 years old.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m. Qualifying is set for 7 p.m.

Previous winners of the WhitcombMemorial include Nate Snyder of Halifax (2004, 2017); Kevin Nagy of East Brunswick, N.J. (2005); Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2006, 2007, 2008, 2020); Pat Cannon of Etters (2009, 2010, 2013); TJ Stutts of Liverpool (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015); Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J. (2016); Chad Layton of Harrisburg (2018); Jason Shultz of Carlisle (2019); and defending winner Ryan Taylor of Mertztown.

Whitcomb, a dedicated racer most of his life, began his career in go-karts at the age of seven. He won hundreds of races in karting and was a three-time national karting champion. A highlight during his karting career was an appearance on ESPN.

In 2001, Whitcomb became a regular competitor at Selinsgrove in the 358 sprint car, driving his trademark blue and yellow number 71 racer. That year, Whitcomb became Selinsgrove Speedway’s Sportsman of the Year.

Whitcomb won his first sprint car race at Selinsgrove on June 8, 2002, ending the five-race winning streak of champion Chad Layton. Whitcomb also won sprint car races at Williams Grove and Bridgeport Speedways during his racing career.

Race night sponsor Advanced Concrete Systems in Middleburg, a manufacturer of Superior Walls, specializes in insulated precast concrete wall systems that are custom-made to each building’s specifications. For more information, visit yourbasement.com.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The speedway office can be reached at570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022:
RACING:
Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Cars (Whitcomb Memorial)
Super Late Models
Roadrunners
TIMES:
Pit Gates: 4PM
Grandstand Gates: 5PM
Qualifying: 7PM
ADMISSION:
Adults: $20
Students & Kids Ages 17 & Under: FREE GA
Pit Passes: $30
PURSE:
25-Lap 360 Sprint Car Joe WhitcombMemorial: 1) $3,071 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $800 5) $600 6) $500 7) $475 8) $450 9) $425 10) $400 11) $375 12) $350 13) $325 14) $315 15-24) $300
25-Lap Super Late Model Main Event: 1) $3,000 2) $1,500 3) $1,200 4) $1,000 5) $800 6) $600 7) $550 8) $525 9) $500 10) $450 11) $425 12) $400 13) $350 14) $325 15-24) $300

 

 

Dietrich Snaps Williams Grove Losing Streak, Bright Gets USAC East Gallagher 5G To Win

6/3/22

Mechanicsburg – Danny Dietrich snapped a near two-year losing streak at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night by taking the June 3 sprint car feature.

His last win at the track was July 31 of 2020.

The inaugural Bill Gallagher 5G To Win main for USAC East 360 sprints was scored by Alex Bright for his third circuit win of the year.

Bright’s victory was an exciting one as the last eight laps of the feature saw the battle for the lead intensify.

Dietrich would end up wiring the field from the pole for the 25-lap 410 sprint car win however he had his challengers who both met with ill fate late in the going.

Dietrich came up on the rear of the field on the seventh tour and struggled at first to begin lapping cars before breaking free to stretch out a more than five-second lead by lap 10.

However by that time, fourth starter Anthony Macri was up to second and running him down and by lap 15 Dietrich’s lead was cut to 1.5 seconds.

Still working traffic with four laps go to, the leader’s advantage was down to less than a half second as Macri was honing in for a pass.

But then as he came to the stripe with three laps to go his car suddenly sputtered and slowed as third runner Brent Marks nearly ran over him as the pair raced down the frontstretch.

Marks then turned his car to speed into second and set his sights on leader Dietrich.

With a pair of lapped cars between himself and the leader, Marks drove every bit of his No. 19M into the first turn in an effort to put both cars behind him.

However his move failed and he instead nearly wiped out the lappers while also spinning in the middle of the corner only to continue on.

His spin let Macri back by for the second spot as Dietrich sped to the checkers in the Kauffman No. 48 to get the victory by 3.183 seconds.

It was the 26th win of his career at Williams Grove.

Marks ended up third followed by Freddie Rahmer and Kyle Moody.

Sixth through 10th went to Devon Borden, Lucas Wolfe, Aaron Bollinger, Tyler Ross and Justin Whittall.

Heats went to Dietrich, Moody and Bollinger.

Borden was the PA Dyno Hard Charger.

Mark Smith started on the pole of the 30-lap USAC East Gallagher Memorial and took command of the field with Kenny Miller and Mike Thompson giving chase.

Smith had a straightaway lead by lap eight when the first caution flag of the race appeared for a flat tire on Steve Wilbur’s racer.

Miller challenged for the lead on the restart before Smith broke free and again got away from the field only to be slowed once more one lap shy of the halfway point.

Miller, Joey Amantea, Steve Drevicki and Alex Bright followed for the restart.

Drevicki made a big move when action returned to drive the low lane into the second spot with Bright moving up to fourth.

And then the red flag appeared with 12 laps to go when both Mike Thompson and Amantea vaulted out of the speedway, exiting via turn four.

Both drivers climbed from their racers moments later.

The restart found Drevicki, Bright and point leader Briggs Danner giving chase for the win.

Drevicki pounced on Smith at the new green and took the lead on lap 20.

Smith reclaimed the lead briefly during the lap but Drevicki would persevere for control before Smith slowed to a stop with three laps to go.

This go around, Bright, Danner and six-time USAC Sivler Crown titlist Kody Swanson gave chase on the restart.

And Bright was up to the challenge as he moved to Drevicki’s inside as the pair raced down the backchute on lap 24 before diving into the top spot as the pair set their cars into the third turn.

Eyes then turned to Danner as he came forward to slide by Drevicki.

However he ran out of time to get around Bright, instead crossing the line in second.

Drevicki, Miller and Swanson completed the top five finishers.

Heats went to Drevicki, Kyle Spence and Danner.

Nash Ely won the B Main.

Feature Finishes

6/3/22

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Anthony Macri, 3. Brent Marks, 4. Freddie Rahmer, 5. Kyle Moody, 6. Devon Borden, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Aaron Bollinger, 9. Tyler Ross, 10. Jusitn Whittall, 11. Dylan Norris, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Chase Dietz, 14. Dylan Cisney, 15. Steve Owings, 16. Dwight Leppo, 17. Bryn Gohn, 18. Anthony Fiore, 19. Chad Trout, 20. Brent Shearer, 21. John Walp

DNS: Tyler Reeser

USAC East 360 s prints, 30 laps: 1. Alex Bright, 2. Briggs Danner, 3. Steve Drevicki, 4. Kenny Miller III., 5. Kody Swanson, 6. Tommy Kunsman Jr., 7. Christian Bruno, 8. Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 9. Preston Lattomus, 10. Ed Aikin, 11. Steve Wilbur, 12. Troy Fraker, 13. Aiden Borden, 14. Mark Smith, 15. Joey Amantea, 16. Mike Thompson, 17. Kyle Spence, 18. Nash Ely, 19. Carmen Perigo Jr., 20. Billy Ney

 

 

Three Divisions and Twin 20’s Highlight Bobby Rahal Toyota of Lewistown Night

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, PA - (June 2, 2022)- Port Royal Speedway returns to action this Saturday Night with Bobby Rahal Toyota of Lewistown night!

The Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Models and the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models will all be in action with the Limited’s taking part in a pair of Twin 20 feature events!

It’s also Senior Citizen night at the Speed Palace with those of proper age receiving $10 General Admission to the races for the night!

Gates Open at 4:00pm with racing set to start at 7:00pm!

Anthony Macri and Logan Wagner enter the weekend as the most recent winners as part of the All Star Circuit of Champions Bob Weikert Memorial finale.

Between the pair, Macri (5) and Wagner (4) have absolutely dominated at the Speedway in 2022 winning nine of 10 events held. Lance Dewease won on Opening Day!

Wagner enters as point leader in the division in his drive for five consecutive titles and he holds a 170-point advantage over Lucas Wolfe. Jeff Halligan (-200), Mike Wagner (-210) and Macri (-235) complete the top five.

Colton Flinner has been a man on a mission in Krill Recycling Super Late Model competition as he has earned victories in all four weekly events in the division.

He leads in the point standings by 165 points over Gary Stuhler, followed by Kyle Lee (-220), Mike Lupfer (-245) and Chad Myers (-460)

The Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models will be making their third appearance of the 2022 racing season and they’ll be taking part in a pair of full-purse paying twin 20 feature events!

Dillan Stake leads the way in the division point standings with a mere 15-point advantage over Devin Hart. Both drivers have captured victories in 2022! Todd Snook(-45), Taylor Farling (-60) and Shawn Shoemaker (-70) make up the rest of the top five!

GA- $20, Student- $10, Pits- $30

 

 

Anthony Macri Finishes Off Clean Sweep of Bob Weikert Memorial with $29,000 All Star Triumph

By Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, PA- (May 30, 2022)- Anthony Macri made it a clean sweep of the 2022 Bob Weikert Memorial presented by Packer's Concessions, LLC. and Folkens Brothers Trucking Saturday night as he held off Brent Marks, Jeff Halligan and the very best the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions had to give.

The win was worth $29,000 and was Macri's seventh career with the traveling All Stars. It also continued what has been a dominating season at the Speed Palce for Macri with five victories at the track in 2022.

"Brent's not dumb and I knew he'd catch on to what we were doing on restarts and I just tried to keep him guessing," said Macri. "I can't thank Charlie Garrett enough as he builds one hell of a motor and this thing was just awesome."

Rico Abreu and All Star rookie of the year contender Chris Windom led the field of 25 cars to the green flag and it was Windom getting the early jump to lead his first A-main lap of his rookie All Star campaign.

Current point leader at the Speed Palace, Logan Wagner, was on the move early as he advanced form his 14th starting spiot to ninth by lap two and two laps later it was sixth-place starter Marks making his first stop in on the podium as he advanced to third.

Windom set sail in the opening laps, but Abreu was starting to track him down with five laps completed. However, one lap later his night ended prematurely when he made contact with the outside guardrail and suffered rear end damage and brought out the caution.

Marks inherited the runner-up spot as a result of Abreu's misfortune and he and Macri were all over Windom following the return to green-flag action. Macri was able to get by Marks for the 2nd position, but Windom stayed steady up front to hold on to the top spot still.

WIth nine laps completed, 19th-place starter Lance Dewease was making himself known to the field as he cracked the top ten. Six laps later Macri drove alongside Windom entering turn three and the Dillsburg, Pa. native drove through the middle outside of Windom through turn 4 to take the top spot with 15 laps to go.

Marks got around Windom for the runner-up spot at the halfway mark of the 30-lap event, while Macri was burried in heavy lapped traffic in front of the field. Current All Star point leader Tyler Courtney moved into a podium position four laps later, but Macri was able to put several lapped cars behind him to keep both Sunshine and Marks at bey.

A caution for a slowing Zeb Wise bunched thefield back together with 7 laps remaining and it was Windom trying to fight back on the restart as he got by Courtney to move back into a podium position. Marks was hot and heavy on the tail tank of Macri for the top spot as well, but another caution flew one lap later for Brian Brown, as the weekend invader pulled off the track with a flat right-rear tire.

Marks tried again on the restarst, but Macri was again able to hold off all attempts to hold onto the top spot. Jeff Halligan seemed to find something on the bottom of the track over the final five circuits as he moved up from his fifth starting position to a podium spot on the white flag lap. He challenged Marks for the runner-up spot, but was unable to grab it.

Meanwhile, Macri was in a league of his own as he came home to the checkered flag with ease for the victory and the coveted steer head trophies awaiting him in victory lane. Marks finished second and earned $10,500 courtesy of Jackson Motorplex, while Halligan earned $8300 for his podium finish courtesy of Huset's Speedway. Courtney and Justin Peck rounded out the top five.

Logan Wagner, Dewease, Windom, Danny Dietrich and Lucas Wolfe completed the top ten. Wolfe took a provisional to start the A-main all alone in the 13th row and earned the $500 Valley Supply Hard Charger Award for the second consecutive night after advancing 15 positions in the A-main. Bill Balog scored the $1000 J&S Classics Warrior Award via a random draw of finishing spot No. 17 while Gerard McIntyre Jr. earned a $100 bonus via RK Electrical as the first non All Star non-qualifier.

"The history behind the Weikert name and to win it back to back and sweep the whole weekend is pretty damn cool," said Macri. "I don't know if that has ever been done, but this is going to take a little while to sink in."

For Marks, he was happy with a runner-up, but was disappointed he didn't get a shot at Macri in lapped trafic.

"Anthony did a good job on the restarts and he could just stick the middle really well on the restarts," said Mark. "They're the car to beat here right now, but I wish we could have had a shot in lapped trafic as we could run him down, but we're just not as good in clean air as them."

Halligan was excited to be on the podium, but just ran out of time.

"I was beting down the fence like everyone else, but went to clean air after that restart," he said. "This is a great run for this team and I can't thank my guys enough for getting me here."

410 Sprint Car Feature Finish: 1. Anthony Macri; 2. Brent Marks; 3. Jeff Halligan; 4. Tyler Courtney; 5. Justin Peck; 6. Logan Wagner; 7. Lance Dewease; 8. Chris Windom; 9. Danny Dietrich; 10. Lucas Wolfe; 11. Mike Wagner; 12. Gio Scelzi; 13. Justin Whitall; 14. Parker Price-Miller; 15. Cory Eliason; 16. Hunter Schuerenberg; 17. Bill Balog; 18. Dylan Cisney; 19. Cap Henry; 20. Tyler Bear; 21. Tyler Reeser; 22. Brian Brown; 23. Freddie Rahmer; 24. Zeb Wise; 25. Rico Abreu.

Steve Wilbur made sure there was a Weikert's Livestock sponsored sprint car in victory lane on the livestock companie's namesake's memorial event as he picked up the Path Valley Wingless Sportsman feature A-main event.

Wilbur started eighth on ther grid and got by front row starters Michael Smith and Brett Perigo mid-race to bring home the victory as part of the Bob Weikert Memorial.

"You just have to go as hard as you can on the track and this is pretty call to do this on Bob Weikert's night and for everything that family does for racing," said Wilbur. "To quote Bob Weikert, this ain't even with our good stuff as we got the good stuff chained up back at the shop at home.

"This staff does so much and invites us to be part of this event and this is just an honor for our series to even be here. I kid the Weikert fanily always that I want a bull head and this is the only track in Central Pa I;ve never won at and it's just really cool to finally get a win in front of these fans."

Sportsman Results- 1. Steve Wilbut; 2. Brett Perigo; 3. Michael Smith; 4. Trent Yoder; 5. Eric Jennings; 6. Tony Jackson; 7. Tom Savage; 8. Bob Gutshall; 9. Kevin Gutshall; 10. Jason Failor; 11. Jack Leddick; 12. Graig Perigo 13. Gene Eppley; 14. Dexter Ehrenzeller; 15. Adam Meier; 16. Sam Leonard; 17. Jonatyhan Clay; 18. Ricky Rutt; 19. Joe Gabner; 20. Rohan Beasley; 21. Luke Lenker

Logan Wagner added yet another win at the Speed Palace in 2022 as he picked up the make-up feature event victory for his fourth win of the 2022 racing season. Wagner bested Brent Marks and Dylan Cisney to score the $5000 victory.

Justin Whittall started the race on the pole position and looked to be in contention to score his first career Port Royal victory. However, following a red flag for Tyler Walton in turn one his crew noticed fuel leaking form his 410 powered sprint car on the frontstretch and he was forced to give up the lead to head to the pits to fix the issue.

Marks inherited the lead as a result of Whittall's misfortune, but it was all Wagner on the restart as he flew to the front of the pack and never looked back. Marks and Cisney put on a spirited battle for the top spot over the final laps of the event, but it was Marks sitting second yet again on the night over Cisney, Halligan and Gerard McIntyre.

"What a cool experience. We wanted to get the Weikert, but I can't complain with a $5000 victory tonight," said Wagner. "We just were too balled up on the right rear during the Weikert, but we prevailed and got ourselves a victory.

Wagner shaved his head in victory lane as a result of a promise he made earlier in the week that if he won, he;d shave his head to bring awareness to a young girl named Adley's fight with Cancer.

410 Make Up Results- 1. Logan Wagner; 2. Brent Marks; 3. Dylan Cisney; 4. Jeff Halligan; 5. Gerard McIntyre; 6. Steve Buckwalter; 7. Lucas Wolfe; 8. Mike Wagner' 9. Kody Lehman; 10. Justin Whittall; 11. Tyler Bear; 12. Kassidy Kreitz; 13. Tyler Walton; 14. Brock Zearfoss; 15. Rick Lafferty; 16. Ryan Timms; 17. Trenton Shaeffer; 18. Zach Newlin; 19. Ryan Smith; 20. Michael Walter; 21. AJ Flick; 22. Tyler Reeser; 23. Blane Heimbach; 24. Anthony Macri

 

 

 

Saturday, May 28, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DYLAN NORRIS ADDS LINCOLN SPEEDWAY WIN TO RESUME

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 4, 2022 (7:30PM) $19,000 to Win Steve Smith Tribute Race: 410 Sprints (TT) + USAC East Coast Sprints +ARDC Midgets

Saturday, June 11, 2022 (7:30PM) FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT: 410 Sprints ($5,000 to Win TT) + 358 Sprints

Saturday, June 18, 2022 (7:30PM) Freedom Off-Road Speedweek Tune-up: 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win TT) + 358 Late Models (ARCH Night)

Abbottstown, PA (May 28, 2022) –

Brie Hershey and John Walp made up the front row for the start of the 30-lap feature. There was a lot of contact on the start throughout the field but everyone kept going. The caution did come out on lap 1 for Jordan Givler who fell off the pace and stopped in turn 4. Givler had visible front end damage from the melee at the start of the feature.

Hershey led Glenndon Forsythe, Walp, Riley Emig and Billy Dietrich to the cone for the restart. Hershey held the lead and Dylan Norris got by Dietrich for fifth before the caution came out on lap 2 for Mark Smith who stopped on the front stretch.

Norris went to the bottom on the restart and got by Emig for fourth. Dylan then went to work on Walp for third and took the spot coming out of turn 2 on lap 5.

Devon Borden got by Emig to work himself into the top five before the caution came out on lap 7. The yellow waved for Chase Dietz who spun around in turn 4.

The top five for the restart were Hershey, Forsythe, Norris, Walp and Borden.

Borden got by Walp on the outside for fourth on the restart and Norris was looking to the inside of Forsythe for second. Norris got by Forsythe leaving him for Borden to reel in.

Lapped traffic loomed ahead of the leaders allowing Norris to close in on Hershey. Norris took the lead by a nose at the line on lap 17. The caution came out on lap 18 when Jim Siegel was off the pace in turn 2.

Norris had a solid restart ahead of Hershey, Borden, Forsythe and Walp.

Borden looked to the topside for a way around Hershey but she held onto second.

Just as Borden got by Hershey for second, the caution came out on lap 23 for Hershey as she spun in turn 2.

The late race restart saw Norris lined up ahead of Borden, Tyler Ross. Forsythe and Dietrich. Ross looked to the inside of Borden for second but Borden held the spot.

Alan Krimes was on a late race charge getting by Dietrich for fifth with five to go and then also finding a way by Forsythe for fourth.

Norris scored his first Lincoln Speedway win by getting to the checkered flag .687 seconds ahead of Borden. Ross finished third and Krimes crossed the line fourth. Forsythe completed the top five.

The 410 heat race victories went to Tyler Ross, Riley Emig, Glenndon Forsythe, Brie Hershey and John Walp. In his first race of the 2022 Cory Haas was the hard charger, driving from 24th to a 10th place finish.

Steve Owings Goes Back to Back

After winning last week’s Summer Series feature, Steve Owings found himself back in victory lane on Saturday night for the second time in two weeks.

Cody Phillips and Justin Foster shared the front row for the drop of the green flag. Phillips shot to the lead with Hayden Miller getting by Foster at the start for second. Foster came back and was scored second on lap 1.

The caution came out on lap 2 when Foster got out of shape in turn 4 and stopped on the front stretch.

Phillips led Miller, Owings, Frankie Herr and Kody Hartlaub on the restart.

Hartlaub got by Herr for fourth on the restart with Owings looking to the outside of Miller taking second. Owings was closing in on Phillips when the caution flag flew again on lap 5 when Glenndon Forsythe was off the pace on the front stretch and David Holbrook came to a stop on the back stretch.

Owings used the outside to get by Phillips on the restart to take the lead.

Lap 6 saw another yellow flag. This time it was for Zach Euculano who stopped in turn 3.

The top five for the restart were Owings, Phillips, Hartlaub, Miller and Herr.

Hartlaub got by Phillips for second on the restart and Herr drove by Miller for fourth.

Chris Frank spun around in turn 2 bringing out the caution on lap 10.

There was no change in the top five when the yellow flag flew again on lap 16 when CJ Tracy spun out in turn 2. Lap 17 saw the caution come out for Brett Strickler when he stopped on the front stretch.

Cody Fletcher was looking to make his way into the top five on the final laps, but Miller kept him at bay.

Owings won his second feature in a row by 1.877 seconds over Hartlaub. Phillips crossed the line third and Herr finished fourth. Miller completed the top five.

The 358 sprint heat race winners were Kody Hartlaub, Frankie Herr, Cody Phillips, Matt Findley and Justin Foster.

Bob Stough Wires Field for Legends Victory

Wes Alleman and Bob Stough raced wheel to wheel for the lead when the green flag dropped with Stough leading lap 1. Tyler Kaylor spun in turn 4 on the first lap bringing out the yellow flag.

Stough led Alleman, Stephen Wurtzer, Choya Young and Devon Friese to the cone for the restart. Travis Perry and Scott Spidle spun in turn 2 on the restart bringing out the caution again.

Alleman, Wurtzer and Young battled for second with Alleman and Wurtzer eventually pulling away from Young.

Young reeled Wurtzer back in to battle for third but Wurtzer held the spot. Wurtzer reeled Alleman back in and the two raced wheel to wheel for second.

Debris on the track brought out the caution flag on lap 7.

The top five for the restart were Stough, Alleman, Wurtzer, Young and Shaun Abney. Alleman looked to the inside of Stough on the restart with Wurtzer joining on the outside to make it a three-way battle for the lead.

Cody Atland and Preston Alleman stopped on the back stretch bringing out the yellow flag on lap 8.

Travis McClelland restarted fifth and challenged Young for fourth. McClelland would take the spot on lap 10.

Stough was pulling away from the field as battles for third and second were in full force behind him. Wurtzer got under Alleman for second in turn 2 before the caution came out on lap 13. The yellow was for Kaylor who spun out in turn 2.

McClelland was up next to Alleman racing for third with five laps to go. McClelland took the spot on lap 16.

Wurtzer was sticking with Stough and made a last lap effort at a pass for the lead.

Stough crossed the line .184 seconds ahead of Wurtzer for the ninth Lincoln victory of his career. McClelland finished third and Alleman was fourth. Young completed the top five.

Central PA Legends heat race wins went to Bill Diehl, Stephen Wurtzer, Devon Friese and Travis McClelland.

Next Saturday, June 4, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Steve Smith Tribute Race presented by Conewago paying $19,000 to win for the 410 Sprints. The USAC East Coast Sprint Cars and ARDC Midgets are joining the 410 sprints. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 4:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, May 28, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris ($4,000); 2. 27-Devon Borden; 3. 75-Tyler Ross; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 10. 38-Cory Haas; 11. 5J-John Walp; 12. 39-Chase Dietz; 13. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 11A-Austin Bishop; 16. 4Z-Zane Rudisill; 17. 23A-Chris Arnold; 18. 35T-Tyler Esh; 19. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 20. 33-Riley Emig (DNF); 21. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 22. 7H-Trey Hivner (DNF); 23. M1-Mark Smith (DNF); 24. 90-Jordan Givler (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Brie Hershey (1-16) & Dylan Norris (17-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 75-Tyler Ross; 2. 39-Chase Dietz; 3. 99m-Kyle Moody; 4. 23A-Chris Arnold; 5. 77K-Steven Kisamore; 6. 24T-TJ Greve; 7. 11P-Niki Young (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 33-Riley Emig; 2. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 11A-Austin Bishop; 4. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 5. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 85-Ricky Dieva (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. M1-Mark Smith; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 17-Cole Young; 7. 5G-Briggs Danner

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 90-Jordan Givler; 3. 27-Devon Borden; 4. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 38-Cory Haas; 7. 23-Michael Millard

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5J-John Walp; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 7H-Trey Hivner; 5. 35T-Tyler Esh; 6. 20-Alex Bright; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 35T-Tyler Esh; 4. 38-Cory Haas; 5. 1x-Chad Trout; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 17-Cole Young; 8. 5G-Briggs Danner; 9. 77K-Steven Kisamore; 10. 20-Alex Bright; 11. 23-Michael Millard; 12. 24T-TJ Greve; 13. 11P-Niki Young (DNF)

H & N Landscaping 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings ($1,100); 2. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 6-Cody Phillips; 4. 70D-Frankie Herr; 5. 11H-Hayden Miller; 6. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 7. 5-Travis Scott; 8. 66-Doug Hammaker; 9. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 10. 69S-Cameron Smith; 11. 22E-Nasy Ely; 12. 7W-Jayden Wolf; 13. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 14. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 15. 77-David Holbrook; 16. 00F-Chris Frank; 17. 10H-Dave Hollar; 18. 28-Matt Findley (DNF); 19. 19R-Brett Strickler (DNF); 20. 21-CJ Tracy (DNF); 21. 13-Bo Gordon (DNF); 22. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 23. 23F-Justin Foster (DNF); 24. 91-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Cody Phillips (1-5) Steve Owings (6-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 69-Cameron Smith; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 6. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 7. 511-John Sharpe

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 70D-Frankie Herr; 2. 5-Travis Scott; 3. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 4. 13-Bo Gordon; 5. 10H-Dave Hollar; 6. 22T-Jacob Balliet (DNF); 7. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 6-Cody Phillips; 2. 11H-Hayden Miller; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 10-Zach Euculano; 5. 51-Austen Treuchet; 6. 54-Brett Wanner (DNF); 7. 0-Kyle Ganoe (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 91-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 00F-Chris Frank; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 17-Andrew Hake; 7. 99Y-Shane Yost (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps) – 1. 23F-Justin Foster; 2. 22E-Nash Ely; 3. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 19R-Brett Strickler; 6. 3x-Duane Watson; 7. 27-Jake Galloway

358 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 2. 19R-Brett Strickler; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 10H-Dave Hollar; 5. 22-Jacob Balliet; 6. 3x-Duane Watson; 7. 17-Andrew Hake; 8. 27-Jake Galloway (DNF); 9. 51-Austen Treuchet (DNF); 10. 22B-Nat Tuckey (DNF); 11. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 12. 99Y-Shane Yost (DNF)

Gene Latta Ford Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature (20 laps) – 1. 07-Bob Stough; 2. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 3. 51-Travis McClelland; 4. 80-Wes Alleman; 5. 4J-Choya Young; 6. 26-Shaun Abney; 7. 17-Cory Phillips; 8. 53-Bill Diehl; 9. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 10. 70-Mike Racine; 11. 18-Chris Transeau; 12. 93-Brent Marquis; 13. 2G-Shaun Miller; 14. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith; 15. 19S-Steve Seibert; 16. 90-Scott Spidle; 17. 00-Eric McClane; 18. 16-Tyler Kaylor; 19. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 20. 12F-Devon Friese; 21. 92-Cody Atland (DNF); 22. 7-Preston Alleman (DNF); 23. 30W-Bryan Wagaman (DNF); 24. 19P-Travis Perry (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Bob Stough (1-20)

Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 53- Bill Diehl; 2. 18-Chris Transeau; 3. 16-Tyler Kaylor; 4. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 5. 93-Brent Marquis; 6. 7-Preston Alleman; 7. 31K-Lincoln Kearchner; 8. 25-Eric Hurst; 9. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 10. 98-Casey Stigler; 11. 7H-Hunter Mcelroy; 12. 54-Roy Warehime (DNF)

Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 2. 4J-Choya Young; 3. 19-Travis Perry; 4. 70-Mike Racine; 5. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith; 6. 90-Scott Spidle; 7. 11R-Scott Musselman; 8. 9D-Brady Dillon; 9. 119-Brady Arndt; 10. 79s-Michael Stoppard Jr.; 11. 9G-Grady McGrew; 12. 56-Zach Baxter (DNS)

Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 12-Devon Friese; 2. 17-Cory Phillips; 3. 26-Shaun Abney; 4. 19s-Steve Seibert; 5. 92-Cody Atland; 6. 30W-Bryan Wagaman; 7. 1G-Shawn Miller; 8. 00-Eric McClane; 9. 24R-Brian Rampmeyer Jr.; 10. 4-Eli Dodge; 11. 4K-Keegan McGrew; 12. 13-Caleb Masse

Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 80-Wes Alleman; 3. 07-Bob Stough; 4. 2G-Chad Earnst; 5. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 6. 34-Dan Harrison; 7. 3-Scott Montgomery; 8. 02EZ-Ezra Burdette; 9. 57-Luke Stiles; 10. 25N-Christopher Nicoll; 11. 30J-Justin Wagaman (DNF)

Central PA Legends Consy One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 90-Scott Spidle; 2. 7-Preston Alleman; 3. 119-Brady Arndt; 4. 9D-Brady Dillon; 5. 79s-Michael Stoppard Jr.; 6. 9G-Grady McGrew; 7. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 8. 7H-Hunter Mcelroy; 9. 56-Zach Baxter; 10. 25-Eric Hurst (DNF); 11. 11R-Scott Musselman (DNF); 12. 31K-Lincoln Kearchner (DNF); 13. 98-Casey Stigler (DNF); 14. 54-Roy Warehime (DNF)

Central PA Legends Consy Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 30w-Bryan Wagaman; 2. 00-Eric McClane; 3. 34R-Brian Rampmeyer Jr.; 4. 30J-Justin Wagaman; 5. 3-Scott Montgomery; 6. 1G-Shawn Miller; 7. 34-Dan Harrison; 8. 57-Luke Stiles; 9. 4-Eli Dodge; 10. 4K-Keegan McGrew; 11. 13-Caleb Masse; 12. 02EZ-Ezra Burdette (DNF); 13. 25N-Christopher Nicoll (DNF)

 

School’s Out Night For The Kids Friday At Williams Grove Speedway

USAC East To Stage Gallagher 5G To Win, 410 Sprints In Action

5/29/22

Mechanicsburg – School’s Out Night, presented by H & N Landscaping, is on tap this Friday night, June 3 at Williams Grove Speedway.

The June 3 racing program will allow all the young race fans in attendance the chance to celebrate the end of the school year while they embark on the new summer upon them.

Infield activities and giveaways before and during the races include an autograph session, games and prizes, candy, face painting, a giant slide and a moon bounce.

A fireworks display will also be presented.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm with racing action slated for 7:30.

The night will feature the biggest race in the five-year history of the USAC East 360 Sprint Car Series as it competes in the Bill Gallagher 5G To Win, honoring late USAC East and URC car owner Bill Gallagher of King of Prussia.

Gallagher fielded his familiar No. 5G sprint car for decades with URC and later with USAC East and earned five URC series titles in his career with Curt Michael at the wheel.

The special, high-dollar USAC East 30-lap feature will pay 5G ($5,000) to win. The race will also pay $300 just to start, boosting the total main event purse to nearly $16,000 for the 360 sprints!

There will be NO time trials.

Valley Forge Inc., Rapid Tire Service and Capitol Renegade will present the USAC wingless sprint special in memory of Bill Gallagher.

Numerous USAC East drivers including point leader Briggs Danner will sign autographs in the infield as part of School’s Out Night.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will also be on the racing program as they compete in a $5,500 to win main event.

Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich is the current 410 sprint points leader although the former track titlist has yet to score a main event at the oval this season.

Brent Marks has been on the only driver able to repeat a trip to victory lane this season at Williams Grove while Lance Dewease is the most recent winner after taking checkers on May 20.

Adult general admission for the June 3 racing program is set at $20 with students ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

The oval will host Fan Appreciation Night on June 10, featuring free pre-race front pit access to all general admission ticket holders.

Free candy courtesy of www.hoseheads.com and free chips from Martins Potato Chips will be handed out as fans enter the pits beginning at 5:30.

Racing will include a Yellow Breeches 500 event for the 410 sprints and a MacMor Construction Summer Series race for the 358 sprint cars.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Anthony Macri Outduels Lance Dewease and the All Star Circuit of Champions to Claim Night One of the Bob Weikert Memorial

By-Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, PA- (May 29, 2022)- Anthony Macri used a late race pass and held off Lance Dewease to score the night one victory during the All Star Circuit of Champions Bob Weikert Memorial presented by Packer's Concessions, LLC. and Folkens Brothers Trucking at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night.

The win was Macri's fourth of the season at the Juniata County oval and was worth a cool $10,000.

"We all had to sit down and scratch our heads and I think this shows we made the right calls," said Macri. "I have a lot of respect in the world for Lance and to be able to race with him and pass him for a win is pretty darn special."

Justin Whittall and Danny Dietrich led the field of 26 cars to the green flag and it was Dietrich getting the early jump on the field to lead the opn\ening lap. Fourth-place starter Steve Buckwalter got by Macri for the final podium spot on the opneing lap while 7th-place starter Dewease had already cracked the top five.

Buckwalter continued his march toward the front four laps later when he got by Whittall for the runner-up position and one lap later Macri followed suit as he regained third. Macri briefly overtyook Buckwalter for second coming to the line, but Buckwalter was able to power back by entering turn one to regain the position.

Dewease got by Whittall for fourth on the following lap and within three laps the top four were all within striking distance of each other and in lapped traffic.

After multiple laps of back and forth battling, Macri got by Buckwalter for the runner-up position for good on lap 12 and one lap later it was Dewease sliding into the third position.

Using his patented high line in the turns, Macri continue to bang the boards all around the racetrack trying to track down Dietrich and the contact nearly ended his night early on lap 16 when he hit hard in turn's three and four to hand over the second spot to Dewease.

However, Macri quickly regrouped and was all over Dewease for the runner-up spot when the caution flew for a slowing Ryan Taylor in turn four with 10 laps remaining.

10th-place starter Brent Marks was the man on the move when the field went back to green as he moved into the fourth position. Meanwhile, Dietrich was fighting hard to hold off a surging Dewease. Dewease slid Dietrich for the lead in turn's three and four and Dietrich slapped the outside gaurdrail at both ends of the speedway to fall to third behind Macri.

The final caution of the event fell a few laps later when Buckwalter came to a slow on the frontstretch while running in the sixth position. With four laps remaining all eyes were up front on Dewease, Macri and Dietrich.

Macri used a power move to the bottom of turn's three and four following the restart to briefly take the lead from Dewease coming to the line, but Dewease was able to cut back under for the lead with three laps to go.

Macri went right back to the top and the pair exited turn's three and four nearly side by side coming to the line with Dewease still ahead by mere feet. This time Macri used the momentum to his favor and as the two race side by side down the backstretch he cut to the bottom and was able to take the lead exiting turn four to take the white flag as the leader.

Dewease used a slider in turn's one and two on the final circuit to pull even with Macri down the backstretch and appeared he might steal one from the Concrete Kid. However, Macri was just too good off the top in turn's three and four and his momentum off the exit powered him ahead to take the checkered flag in front of a frontsretch of standing fans.

Dietrich, Marks and Justin Peck round out the top five. Lucas Wolfe charged forward from 18th to finish in sixth and earned the $500 Valley Supply Hard Charger while Dylan Cisney, Logan Wagner, Whittall and Zeb Wise rounded out the top 10. Ryan Taylor earned the $1000 J&S Classics Warrior Award with a random draw of 24 in victory lane.

"Lance is pretty smart and I didn't want to give him any clues where I was running definitively so I threw him a few sliders and tried to shake him up," said Macri. "That was one hell of a race and I hope everyone here liked that."

For Dewease, he thogught he had a car capable of winning, but made the wrong adjustments under yellow trying to hold off Macri.

"Anthony is good everywhere here and I just messed up the car under that caution," said Dewease. "I thought when I got back by him we might be ok, but it was a good race and I hope everyone enjoyed it. We'll be back tomorrow night."

For Dietrich, it was a disappointment not to grab the win after leading so many laps.

"I guess I should not have got off the bottom there after that first restart, but I thought maybe we could carry more speed up top," said Dietrich. "I plugged her in the fence trying so hard to get back in front of him and I think we're lucky to even be standing here on the podium."

410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Anthony Macri, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Brent Marks, 5. Justin Peck, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Dylan Cisney, 8. Logan Wagner, 9. Justin Whittall, 10. Zeb Wise, 11. Brian Brown, 12. Mike Wagner, 13. Tyler Courtney, 14. Gio Scelzi, 15. Parker Price-Miller, 16. Bill Balog, 17. Jeff Halligan, 18. Cory Eliason, 19. Ryan Smith, 20. Tyler Bear, 21. Scott Boguki, 22. Sammy Swindell, 23. Steve Buckwalter, 24. Ryan Taylor, 25. TJ Stutts, 26. Gerard McIntyre

Garrett Bard charged forward from the eighth stating position in the A-main to score the PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 feature victory. He bested Kruz Kepner, Kenny Heffner, Mike Alleman and Doug Dodson to score the victory.

Scott Frack earned the Penns Valley Meat Market Hard Charger Award after charging forward 11 positions to finish in 10th.

305 Results- 1. Garrett Bard, 2. Kruz Kepner, 3. Kenny Heffner, 4.Mike Alleman, 5. Doug DodSON, 6. Zach Rhodes, 7. Larry Mcvay, 8. Ian Detweiler, 9. Mike Melair, 10. Scott Frack, 11. Ken Duke, 12. Erin Statler, 13. Domenic Melair, 14. Fred Arnold, 15. Logan Spahr, 16. Nathan Gramley, 17. Owen Dimm, 18. Drew Young, 19. Jason Roush, 20. Jimmy White, 21. Seth Schnoke, 22. Austin Reed, 23. Dave Grube, 24. DJ Cassler, 25. Andrew Boyer, 26. Roger Weaver

 

 

SCELZI SMASHES TRACK RECORD IN FIRST SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SPRINT CAR WIN;

YODER & BARD ALSO TAKE CHECKERS IN SPECIAL THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER SHOW

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Gio Scelzi of Fresno, Calif., invaded and conquered in a huge way Thursday night by wiring the field for his first career 410 sprint car win at Selinsgrove Speedway and smashing the track’s long-time 25-lap track record.

Scelzi took the checkered flag by almost 12 seconds over Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Mo., along with the $5,000 winner’s share in the second 410 sprint car race of the season at the track on RiteWay Sealing & Paving Night.

At the wheel of the KCP Racing No. 18, Scelzi’s time of 7:12.53 eclipsed Todd Shaffer’s 1991 record of 8:10.81.

Jim Yoder of Middleburg inherited the lead from Dan Stone of Thompson on lap nine in the 25-lap super late model feature and went to score his 16th career win at the track in the division.

Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery made it two wins within five days at the track in the 20-lap 305 sprint car feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway’s next race is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, featuring the United Racing Club 360 sprint cars in the Kramer Cup plus 305 sprint cars and roadrunners on Brian Wentzel Trucking LLC Night. Apache Tree will also be sponsoring the Kids Money Scramble. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

In the sprint car feature, Gio Scelzi and Brian Brown shared the front row with Scelzi powering into the lead and never looking back. Scelzi led Brown, third-place starter Freddie Rahmer and eighth-place starter Anthony Macri in the early laps of the race.

On the eighth circuit, Macri’s car got sideways in turn four, allowing sixth-place starter Lucas Wolfe to drive into fourth. By the halfway point, Scelzi was already checked out from the rest of the field with a straightaway lead.

In the closing laps, Macri made up lost ground and challenged Brown for second only to blow a tire on the final lap. At the checkered flag Scelzi was victorious by 11.75 seconds over Brown and ninth-place starter Danny Dietrich who made a late-race charge. Rahmer and Wolfe rounded out the top five.

Second-place starter Dan Stone pulled into the early lead over polesitter Jim Yoder at the start of the super late model feature. Fourth-place starter Tim Wilson was racing a strong third when he tagged the wall on the backstretch and brought out the caution flag.

When the race resumed, Stoned kept his machine out in front with Yoder in close pursuit. On the ninth circuit, Stone’s car developed mechanical issues in turns one and two, handing the lead to Yoder.

At the halfway marker, Yoder set the pace in front of sixth-place starter Bryan Bernheisel, fifth-place starter Gene Knaub and third-place starter Mike Lupfer.

In the final five laps, Bernheisel had Yoder in his sights and a contentious battle unfolded for the top five spots. At the checkered flag, Yoder was victorious by a mere .05 of a second when Bernheisel made a last-ditch effort to snag the lead and win. Knaub, Jeff Rine and Dylan Yoder rounded out the top five.

Front row starter Austin Reed took the lead at the start of the 305 sprint car feature and was chased by polesitter Logan Spahr. On a lap five restart, Reed led Spahr, sixth-place starter Garrett Bard, fifth-place starter Ken Duke, and third-place starter Kruz Kepner.

At the halfway point, Reed had a comfortable lead over Bard, only to have the field regrouped on lap 12 for a red flag for a fire on Paul Moyer’s car. When the race resumed, Bard used the inside lane to pass Reed for the lead.

In the final laps, Reed was in striking distance but came up short by about one second as Bard took the checkered flag. Spahr, Duke, and Kepner rounded out the top five.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 26 May 2022 410 Sprint Cars – 20 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 18 Gio Scelzi 2) 21B Brian Brown 3) 48 Danny Dietrich 4) 51 Freddie Rahmer 5) 5W Lucas Wolfe 6) 39 Chase Dietz 7) 67 Justin Whittall 8) 27 Devon Borden 9) 39M Anthony Macri 10) 44 Dylan Norris 11) 45 Jeff Halligan 12) M1 Mark Smith 13) 35 Jason Shultz 14) 11 TJ Stutts 15) 99M Kyle Moody 16) 19 Curt Stroup 17) 55 Dallas Schott 18) 17B Steve Buckwalter 19) 17 Jason Wagner 20) 49 Bradley Howard DNS Heat Winners: Brian Brown, Gio Scelzi Super Late Models – 26 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 27 Jim Yoder 2) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 3) 1 Gene Knaub 4) 2J Jeff Rine 5) 24 Dylan Yoder 6) 76 Andy Haus 7) 06 Mike Lupfer 8) 32J Shaun Jones 9) 0G Deshawn Gingerich 10) 32 Coleby Frye 11) 44 Danny Snyder 12) 2Y Andrew Yoder 13) 22 Brett Schadel 14) 31 Jim Bernheisel 15) 9 Hayes Mattern 16) 7 Meade Hahn 17) 21M Matt Murphy 18) 33K Kyle Knapp 19) Dan Stone 20) 3 Tim Wilson 21) 19 Drew Weisser 22) 0E Rick Eckert 23) 05 Paul Spear 24) 86 Austin Berry 25) 63 Nathan Long 26) 62 Devin Frey Heat Winners: Jim Yoder, Dan Stone, Mike Lupfer 305 Sprint Cars – 23 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 95 Garrett Bard 2) 34 Austin Reed 3) 5 Logan Spahr 4) 67 Ken Duke 5) 19 Kruz Kepner 6) 54 Mike Melair 7) 25 Dustin Young 8) 36 Domenic Melair 9) 56 Tyler Snook 10) 39X Scott Frack 11) 7 Drew Yong 12) 10 Jake Waters 13) 2 Erin Statler 14) 0Z Zach Rhoads 15) 46 Mike Alleman 16) 5J Logan Jones 17) 17 Owen Dimm 18) 7M Andy Mahan 19) 71 Scott Spicer 20) 1M Paul Moyer 21) 88 Fred Arnold 22) 20 Doug Dodson 23) 21 Drew Boyer Heat Winners: Garrett Bard, Doug Dodson, Austin Reed

 

 

 

Annual Bob Weikert Memorial Featuring the All Star Circuit of Championsuy Takes Center Stage at Port Royal Speedway

By Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, PA- It's finally here! One of the biggest weekend's of racing comes to the Port Royal Speedway this Memorial Day weekend as the 2022 Bob Weikert Memorial race presented by Packer's Concessions, LLC. and Folkens Brothers Trucking takes place on Staurday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th.

Featuring the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, the annual red, white and blue spectacular will pay $10,000 to win and $700 to start for the first night, followed by a whopping $29,000 to win and $1000 to start on Saturday. Saturday's event features more than $37,000 in the full purse, while Sunday's event reaches more than $70,000 on the line.

Along with the All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Cars on both nights, night one of the Weikert Memorial will feature the PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars on the card, while the Path Valley Wingless Sportsman will tag along for the second consecutive year for the night two finale. As an added bonus for those in attendance, the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars will take part in a make-up feature event form last week's event that was rained out on Sunday as well.

The annual event has been held since 2003 and is a Memorial Day weekend staple that honors the legendary car owner and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, Bob Weikert. The event first became a two-day spectacle in 2016 and the coveted ‘Steer Head’ trophy is one of the most sought-after trophies for drivers all throughout the country.

Last year's event was plagued by rain for two nights and was moved to Monday as a result. It served as a return to glory for fan favorite Lance Dewease as he picked up his second career Weikert Memorial victory after holding off Anthony Macri for the $29,000 prize. Dewease first won the event 15 years prior in 2006. Fred Rahmer (2), Todd Shaffer, Greg Hodnett (6), Jeff Shepard, Stevie Smith, Doug Esh, Cody Darrah, Lucas Wolfe (2), Danny Dietrich, Logan Wagner and Kyle Larson (2) have all earned victories in the event.

Defending All Star Circuit of Champions point champion Tyler Courtney enters the weekend tilt as the All Star series points leader with a 44-point advantage over second-place Parker Price-Miller. Justin Peck (-46), Hunter Schuerenberg (-72) and Cap Henry (-108) complete the top-five.

Meanwhile in Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car competition, it’s still Logan Wagner leading the way with a commanding 115-point advantage over second-place Mike Wagner. Lucas Wolfe (-115) sits third, followed by Jeff Halligan (-140) and Anthony Macri (-195). Between Macri and Logan Wagner, the pair have combined to win the last six events at the Speedway and enter as local favorites.

Other local favorites such as Dewease, Danny Dietrich and more are expected to be in attendance along with weekend invaders such as Brian Brown, who is making the nearly 1000 mile trip from his home state of Missouri to challenge for the steer head trophy and extra money on the line.

Motor Racing Network Winged Nation will also be broadcasting live each night at 5pm EST until 6pm in the commercial building located behind the main grandstands. Fans at the Speedway can watch as their favorite drivers and personalities are interviewed by personalities’ Steve Post and Ashley Stremme and those at home can tune in on the Winged Nation official Facebook page or on their Youtube page as well.

Blake's Hard Cider Co. and Cap Henry Racing will be on hand in that area as well providing samples of their adult beverages along with merchandise and more for fans wishing to partake.

There will be several giveaways for fans arriving for the weekend festivities including hats, shirts, sweatshirts, blankets and koozies. There will also be several kids 12 and under prize packages available for the weekend.

The annual tailgate contest will occur in the parking lot on Sunday at 1pm and first-place will receive a special prize package. Members of the promotional team along with the folks from Winged Nation will be around to help judge the campsites with the 2022 Port Royal pace truck.

Camping is available for $35 total for both nights and available spots are on a first come-first serve basis. For more information regarding camping please check out the Speedway website or contact the Speedway office. Grounds will open for camper arriving at Noon on Friday and all campers must be off the property by Noon the following day on Monday. Note that the new camping rules are in full effect and need to be followed to the highest extent.

Fans will also be able to participate in the 4th Annual Weikert’s Livestock bring your own partner Cornhole Classic on Sunday starting at 11am. Registration for the team event will start at 9:30am and end at 10:45 in the speedway commercial building. It will be double elimination and cost is $40/team. The event is BYOB- Meaning Bring Your Own Beverages and Bring Your own Bags. House Bags can be supplied and bags are not to include corn. Winners will receive a guaranteed $400 with payouts included to the top 3 finishing teams. This could change depending on sponsors and fan participation.

Should both Saturday and Sunday be cancelled due to rain, a Monday rain date will be utilized with the starting time TBA.

For all the latest news and information, be sure to visit www.portroyalspeedway.com and stay connected via Twitter @portroyalspdway and facebook @ Port Royal Speedway Trackside Media.

Saturday, May 28

Weikert Memorial Fallen Heroes Championships All Star 410 Sprints (tt) $10,000 & PASS 305 Sprints Gates- 4:00pm, Racing- 7:00pm

GA- $25, Students- $10, Pits- $35

Sunday, May 29
Weikert Memorial Finale All Star 410 Sprints $29,000 (tt) & Wingless Sportsman

GA- $30, Students- $15, Pits- $40

 

 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

FREDDIE RAHMER SCORES CAREER WIN No. 20 ON MESSICK EQUIPMENT NIGHT; Steve Owings Kicks Off MacMor Summer Series With Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, May 28, 2022 (7:30PM) BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, June 4, 2022 (7:30PM) $19,000 to Win Steve Smith Tribute Race: 410 Sprints (TT) + USAC East Coast Sprints +ARDC Midgets

Saturday, June 11, 2022 (7:30PM) FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT: 410 Sprints ($5,000 to Win TT) + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (May 21, 2022) – Freddie Rahmer started off the season with a win at the Ice Breaker to defend his 2021 track championship. Rahmer scored his second victory of the season Saturday on Messick Equipment Night. On the winless stretch Rahmer said, “It’s been a little bit of a test here lately. Feels good to get a win, it’s been awhile.”

Rahmer lined up 8th for the start of the 30-lap feature and found his way into the top five rather quickly, “It was tricky around the top. Borden was putting down a good pace.” Rahmer got by Borden for the lead on lap 22, “I got lucky getting by him before the yellow.”

Looking to capitalize on the momentum Rahmer said, “We’re looking forward to finishing the year off strong here.”

Michael Millard and Trey Hivner, two drivers looking to score their first 410 feature win shared the front row for the start of the 30-lap feature.

Millard had the lead at the line with Hiver and Tim Wagaman battling side by side for second down the back stretch. The caution came out on lap 1 when the leader, Millard, spun out in turns 3 and 4. Jim Siegel, Chat Trout and Zach Allman fell victim to Millard’s spin.

Trey Hivner inherited the lead and led Wagaman, Kyle Moody, Devon Borden and Chase Dietz to the cone for the single-file restart.

Wagaman was all over Hivner as they raced into turn 1. Borden got by Moody for third on the restart. Freddie Rahmer was up to fourth after getting by Dietz.

Borden got by Wagaman for second and Rahmer was working on him for third when the caution came out on lap 4. For the second time, the leader spun out. This time it was Hivner who spun out in turn 4 while leading.

Borden took over the lead for the restart with Wagaman, Rahmer, Dietz and Moody in tow. Borden had a solid restart with Tim Glatfelter taking fifth from Moody at the line. Rahmer moved into second leaving Wagaman to fend off Dietz who was challenging for third. Dietz took the spot on lap 9, just as the leaders caught lapped traffic. The top three, Borden, Rahmer and Dietz, pulled away from the rest of the field using the high line. Rahmer made the move to the bottom to try and reel in Borden, but Devon counteracted his move by moving down as well. As Rahmer and Borden battled, Dietz was able to capitalize and close in on both drivers.

Rahmer had the lead at the line by inches on lap 22 and moved down to the bottom of turn 1 as Borden challenged to take the lead back. The caution came out when Borden ended up in the wall at the top of turns 1 and 2.

The top five for the restart were Rahmer, Dietz, Wagaman, Alan Krimes and Glatfelter.

Rahmer and Dietz both went to the top on the restart with Rahmer pulling away from the field. The red flag came out on lap 25 when Dylan Norris flipped in turn 4.

Dietz tried the bottom on the restart but Rahmer held on to the lead.

Rahmer took the checkered flag .728 seconds ahead of Dietz for his 20th career win at the track. Krimes crossed the line third and Wagaman was fourth. Danny Dietrich drove from 20th to 5th and was the hard charger.

The 410 sprint heat race wins went to Jim Siegel, Freddie Rahmer, Kyle Moody and Michael Millard.

Steve Owings Kicks Off MacMor Summer Series With Victory

Steve Owings wired the field to kick-off the 358 Summer Series with a win on Saturday night.

Owings and Travis Scott shared the front row for the start of the 25-lap feature. Scott did a 360 in turn 2 on lap 1 and the caution was thrown inadvertently, leading to a complete restart.

Owings and Scott raced side by side into turn 1 with Owings taking the lead down the back stretch.

The yellow came out on lap 5 when Brett Strickler, who was running third, was off the pace on the front stretch.

Owings led Scott, Cody Fletcher, Matt Findley and David Holbrook to the cone for the restart.

Owings pulled away and got into lapped traffic on lap 12 with a solid lead over Scott and Fletcher.

The caution came out again on lap 15 when Justin Foster was off the pace in turn 2.

The top five for the restart were Owings, Scott, Fletcher, Findley and Holbrook. Holbrook got under Findley for fourth. Findley, Kody Hartlaub and Chris Frank battled for fifth with Frank taking the spot on lap 18.

Owings pulled away from Scott and caught the tail end of the field and had heavy lapped traffic ahead of him with 2 laps to go.

Owings took the checkered flag 1.143 seconds ahead of Scott. Fletcher crossed the line third and Holbrook was fourth. Frank completed the top five.

358 sprint car heat race wins went to Cody Phillips, David Holbrook, Wyatt Hinkle and Matt Findley.

Next Saturday, May 28, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Bob Leiby Memorial featuring 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 4:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, May 21, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer ($4,000); 2. 39-Chase Dietz; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 75-Tyler Ross; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich; 10. 11A-Austin Bishop; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher; 12. 19R-Matt Campbell; 13. 1X-Chad Trout; 14. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 15. 90-Jordan Givler; 16. 35T-Tyler Esh; 17. 23-Michael Millard; 18. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 19. 33-Riley Emig (DNF) 20. 27-Devon Borden (DNF); 21. 5A-Zach Allman (DNF); 22. 7H-Trey Hivner (DNF); 23. 5J-John Walp (DNF); 24. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Michael Millard (1), Trey Hivner (2-4), Devon Borden (5-21) & Freddie Rahmer (22-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 27-Devon Borden; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 11A-Austin Bishop; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 5a-Zach Allman; 7. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); 8. 17-Cole Young (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 99m-Kyle Moody; 2. 39-Chase Dietz; 3. 5J-John Walp; 4. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 5. 75-Tyler Ross; 6. 19R-Matt Campbell; 7. 90-Jordan Givler

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 8-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 7H-Trey Hivner; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 33-Riley Emig; 6. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 77K-Steven Kisamore (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 23-Michael Millard; 2. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 23A-Chris Arnold; 7. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19R-Matt Campbell; 2. 90-Jordan Givler; 3. 5a-Zach Allman; 4. 35-Tyler Esh; 5. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 23A-Chris Arnold; 7. 17-Cole Young; 8. 77K-Steven Kisamore; 9. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNS)

H & N Landscaping 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint MacMor Summer Series Feature (25 laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings ($1,500); 2. 5-Travis Scott; 3. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 00F-Chris Frank; 6. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 22E-Nash Ely; 9. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 12. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 13. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 14. 69S-Cameron Smith; 15. 6-Cody Phillips; 16. 54-Brett Wanner; 17. 84M-Chad Criswell; 18. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 19. 11H-Hayden Miller; 20. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 21. 7W-Jayden Wolf; 22. 23F-Justin Foster; 23. 13-Bo Gordon; 24. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Steve Owings (1-25)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 6-Cody Phillips; 2. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 5-Travis Scott; 4. 00F-Chris Frank; 5. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 6. 44-Steven Cox; 7. 11H-Hayden Miller; 8. 13-Bo Gordon; 9. 69-Justice Forbes (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 77-David Holbrook; 2. 23-Justin Foster; 3. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 4. 54-Brett Wanner; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 69S-Cameron Smith; 7. 10H-Dave Hollar; 8. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 9. 70D-Frankie Herr (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 2. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 5. 84M-Chad Criswell; 6. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 7. 27-Jake Galloway; 8. 91-Glenndon Forsythe

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 22E-Nash Ely; 3. 38-Brett Strickler; 4. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 5. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 6. 17G-Devin Gundrum (DNF); 7. 38s-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 8. 511-John Sharpe (DNF)

358 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 69s-Cameron Smith; 2. 11H-Hayden Miller; 3. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 4. 13-Bo Gordon; 5. 27-Jake Galloway; 6. 44-Steven Cox; 7. 10H-Dave Hollar

 

 

DANNER, YODER, BARD & JONES TAKE CHECKERS ON A&A AUTO STORES NIGHT

SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE IN ACTION THIS THURSDAY, MAY 28, WITH SPECIAL 410 SPRINT CAR,

SUPER LATE MODEL & 305 SPRINT CAR TRIPLHEADER

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Briggs Danner of Allentown settled a thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle with Alex Bright of Collegeville by parking his No. 5G wingless 360 sprint car in Victory Lane for the sixth time this season in USAC East Coast competition.

The victory in the 25-lap main event was the second of Danner’s career at Selinsgrove.

Andrew Yoder of Middleburg won the season opener for limited late models in the division’s 20-lap main event. The win was Yoder’s third overall this season.

Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery held off the late-race challenges of Austin Reed of Etters to score the win in the 20-lap PASS 305 sprint car race.

Two-time defending champion Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek won the 12-lap roadrunner race and became the fourth different winner in as many races at the track this season.

Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action this Thursday, May 26, with a special holiday show featuring the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars, Selinsgrove Ford super late models, and Apache Tree Service 305 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m.

In the USAC 360 sprint car feature, polesitter Tommy Kunsman powered into the lead only to drift into the third turn guardrail and launch into a series of flips. Kunsman escaped injury.

Original third-place starter Ed Aikin restarted the race on the pole and led the first two laps before being passed by fifth-place starter Alex Bright. Aikin kept Bright in his sights for three laps until sixth-place starter Briggs Danner streaked into the runner-up position.

A caution flag on lap 10 for David Swanson reset the field with Bright leading over Danner and fourth-place starter Joey Amantea. At the halfway point, eighth-place starter Mark Smith advanced to fourth.

With 10 laps to race, the race for the lead heated up as Bright and Danner pulled slide jobs for two laps before Danner secured the lead on lap 19 with a pass at the start/finish line.

Danner went on to take the checkered flag over Bright, Amantea, Carmen Perigo, and Smith.

Defending limited late model series champion and polesitter Devin Hart drove into the lead at the start of the division’s main event. Hart was chased by third-place starter Andrew Yoder for the first four laps until Yoder made the winning pass on the frontstretch.

With the field regrouped for a lap six caution flag, Yoder continued to set the pace on the restart with Hart in pursuit. At the halfway marker, Yoder had stretched his lead to nearly a straightaway.

At the finish, Yoder was victorious over Hart, seventh-place starter Trent Brenneman, fourth-place starter Jeremy Ohl, and second-place starter Shaun Lawton.

The start of the 305 sprint car feature was red flagged when Jake Waters’ car had a minor fire break out. Waters was not injured.

When the race restarted, fourth-place starter Garrett Bard drove into the lead and wired the field for the victory but not without a few challenges from third-place starter Austin Reed.

By lap 10, seventh-place starter Domenic Melair advanced to third but withdrew from the race on lap 13 with mechanical issues.

The final caution flag unfurled on lap 17, setting up a chase to the checkered flag between Bard and Reed. At the checkered flag, Bard held off the late-race challenge and scored the win over Reed, sixth-place starter Drew Young, 15th-place starter Doug Dodson, and 11th-place starter Erin Statler.

In the roadrunner race, polesitter Curtis Lawton led through the halfway point, when sixth-place starter Jake Jones used the inside line in turn two to make the winning pass. With four laps to race, fifth-place starter Keith Bissinger blasted into second and set his sights on Jones.

On the final lap, Bissinger was in striking distance but came up short as Jones took the checkered flag. Bissinger settled for second followed by Scott Landis, C. Lawton, and points leader Nate Romig.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 21 May 2022

USAC East Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars – 20 Entries

25-Lap A-Main: 1) 5G Briggs Danner 2) 20 Alex Bright 3) 88J Joey Amantea 4) 21 Carmen Perigo 5) 75 Mark Smith 6) 7 Ed Aikin 7) 83 Bruce Buckwalter Jr. 8) 23B Preston Lattomus 9) 67 Jason Cherry 10) 12W Troy Fraker 11) 2J Aaron Jacobus 12) 117 David Swanson 13) 42 John Fraker 14) R17 Jason Wagner 15) 19 Steven Drevicki 16) 21K Tommy Kunsman Jr. 17) 90 Colin White 18) 17J Jonathan Swanson 19) 7J Andrew Jacobus 20) 96 Lee Kauffman

Heat Winners: Briggs Danner, Alex Bright

PASS 305 Sprint Cars – 25 Entries

20-Lap A-Main: 1) 95 Garrett Bard 2) 34 Austin Reed 3) 7 Drew Young 4) 20 Doug Dodson 5) 2 Erin Statler 6) 67 Ken Duke 7) 28 Jason Roush 8) 39X Scott Frack 9) 19 Kruz Kepner 10) 54 Mike Melair 11) 46 Mike Alleman 12) 0Z Zach Rhoads 13) 51 Dave Graber 14) 1M Paul Moyer 15) 91 John Fiore 16) Owen Dimm 17) 29 Seth Schnoke 18) 25 Dustin Young 19) 1R Christian Rumsey 20) 36 Dominic Melair 21) 5 Logan Spahr 22) 56 Tyler Snook 23) 10 Jake Waters 24) 71 Josh Spicer 25) 31 Roger Weaver (DNS)

Heat Winners: Jason Roush, Zach Rhoads, Dustin Young

Limited Late Models – 20 Entries

20-Lap A-Main: 1) 2Y Andrew Yoder 2) 2 Devin Hart 3) 33 Trent Brenneman 4) 5J Jeremy Ohl 5) 92 Shaun Lawton 6) 23 Todd Snook 7) 24 Daulton Bigler 8) 27 Jim Yoder 9) 3 B Cameron Benyou 10) 22 Casey Steinhoff 11) 20 Colin Knaub 12) 89 John Schoch 13) 32 Ethan Beasom 14) 79 Chase Bowsman 15) 12M Tyson Mowery 16) 7 Kenny Yoder 17) 27 Kaden Ranck 18) 49 Zach Fedochik 19) 44 Shawn Shoemaker 20) 98 Randy Croop 21) 99 Kyle Bachman

Heat Winners: Trent Brenneman, Andrew Yoder

Roadrunners – 12 Entries

12-Lap A-Main: 1) 7 Jake Jones 2) 11B Keith Bissinger 3) 8 Scott Landis 4) 33 Curtis Lawton 5) 25 Nate Romig 6) 12 Tom Underwood 7) 5 Matt Ney 8) 19 Levi Vial 9) 992 Terry Kramer 10) 83 Bob Bussey 11) 0 Kevin Dodson 12) 60 Jimmy Kessler

Heat Winners: Jake Jones, Keith Bissinger

 

 

Biggest Race In USAC East History Set For Williams Grove June 3

Bill Gallagher 5G To Win Already Attracting Invaders, Race Honors Former USAC & URC Car Owner

5/22//22

Mechanicsburg – The biggest race in the five-year history of the USAC East 360 Sprint Car Series is set to take place on Friday, June 3 at Williams Grove Speedway.

The oval will host the wingless USAC East cars in the Bill Gallagher 5G To Win event, honoring late USAC East and URC car owner Bill Gallagher of King of Prussia.

Gallagher fielded his familiar No. 5G sprint car for decades with URC and later with USAC East and earned five URC series titles in his career with Curt Michael at the wheel.

The special, high-dollar USAC East 30-lap feature will pay 5G ($5,000) to win on June 3. The race will also pay $300 just to start the main event, boosting the total main event purse to nearly $16,000 for the 360 sprints!

There will be NO time trials.

Valley Forge Inc., Rapid Tire Service and Capitol Renegade will present the USAC wingless sprint special in memory of Bill Gallagher.

Numerous USAC East drivers including point leader Briggs Danner will sign autographs in the infield prior to the event as part of H & N Landscaping School’s Out Night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Aside from the usual host of USAC East drivers like Danner, Steve Drevicki, Alex Bright, Mike Thompson and more it is expected that some outsiders will indeed enter the lucrative show.

Already confirmed is Mark Smith of Sunbury and six-time USAC Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, California.

The 410 sprints will join the USAC East cars on the special June 3 racing program.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm with racing action slated for 7:30.

School’s Out Night fun and games will take place in the infield before and during the races.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Wolfe Tribute Race Has All Stars, Pre-Race Broadcast, Pictorial/Car Display And $75 To Win Heats, B And A Friday At Williams Grove Speedway

2022 Hoosier Diamond Series Continues May 27

5/22/22

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will honor veteran sprint car ace Randy Wolfe coming up on Friday, May 27 when the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints compete with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in the Randy Wolfe Tribute Race paying $10,000 to the winner.

The special event is Sprints Only, one division-racing program to help kickoff the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Pre-race action in the infield will get underway at 5:45 featuring honoree Wolfe along with a number of his career car owners, spanning 1976 through 1999.

Interviews and a meet and greet will be conducted as part of a live Facebook broadcast on BeerHill Gang TV.

Lucas Wolfe will help honor his father Randy by having his familiar No. 5W machine on display until approximately 6:15 pm.

A pictorial display of Wolfe’s career is also slated to be presented.

Wolfe’s career is perhaps best remembered for his time spent at the wheel of the Keen Motorsports No. 5W in the 1980s.

Keen namesake Shawn Keen will attend the pre-race honors along with others such as owners Jim and Laura Allebach No. 75, Gene Jenkins No. 55, brothers Rick and Joe Woelfling No. 5W and Ken Cooper No. 25.

The All Stars will battle the Pennsylvania Posse in the 30-lap Wolfe Tribute Race as part of the 2022 Hoosier Diamond Series with action getting underway at 7:30 pm.

The driver who sets quick time on the night will collect the $300 Fast Tees Fast Time Award.

In honor of Randy Wolfe’s final ride in the Allebach No. 75, ownerd Jim and Laura Allebach will pay $75 to win the heats, b main and the feature as part of the event.

Brent Marks kicked off the 2022 Diamond Series in April by winning the All Stars Tommy Classic.

Gates will open on Friday at 5:30.

Fireworks will be part of the program.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

 

 

Williams Grove Speedway Honors Career Of Randy Wolfe May 27

All Stars Event Offers $10,000 To Win 30-lap Main

5/22/22

Mechanicsburg – The All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints and the Pennsylvania Posse will gather together to compete in the Randy Wolfe Tribute Race, paying $10,000 to win, coming up this Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

The All Stars will bring the likes of Tyler Courtney, Justin Peck, Cory Eliason and Kevin Thomas Jr. to the event while the Pennsylvania Posse will field the likes of Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Lance Dewease and many more.

All the drivers will come together to honor the career of veteran sprint car ace Randy Wolfe of Mechanicsburg.

Now age 65, Wolfe got his start in racing by tagging along with his childhood neighbors to the races.

Plus, the Texaco station where super modified and modified star Bobby Gearhart’s car was kept wasn’t far from his house so that didn’t hurt either. .

Randy Wolfe first drove a go-kart in 1971 before helping out sprint car star Lee Osborne in 1973.

And then in 1976, with Gearhart’s familiar No 5 now painted on his racer, Wolfe went sprint car racing with the URC circuit where he won his first sprint car race ever, at Weedsport, New York, on July 4.

In 1977, Wolfe moved up to the regular sprint car division at Williams Grove Speedway and earned Rookie of the Year Honors at the track before going on to log a total of 11 wins at the historic oval.

His first Williams Grove win came in his rookie season as did the first help he ever had owning a car in the form of LPS Racers, AKA the Lebanon Pattern Shop owned by the Woelfling family.

Aside from the Woelflings, car owners came in the form of Bob Weikert, Ben Cook, Maynard Boop, Daryl Saucier, Bobby Glen and Roger Powell, Leon Wintermyer, Glen Hyneman, Ted Ganoe, Ken Cooper and Gene Jenkins before Wolfe wound down his career driving for Souderton car-owning couple Jim and Laura Allebach from 1996 through 1999.

But surely his most identifiable ride spanned the majority of the 1980’s when he went driving for brothers Bill and Jesse Keen in the Keen Transport No. 5W machine.

In total, Wolfe wrapped up his driving tenure with a total of 64 career sprint car wins including All Stars victories not the least of which was the East Bay Winternationals in 1990 at the wheel of the Wintermyer No. 1W.

Aside from Williams Grove, wins came at Selinsgrove, Lincoln, Port Royal, Susquehanna (now Baps), Silver Springs, Path Valley and in Expo, Ohio.

At the Grove, Wolfe scored both the Jack Gunn Memorial and the Early Bird Championship for Keens in 1984.

He rode home second in the 1983 Williams Grove National Open and he scored his only track title anywhere at Port Royal Speedway in 1982.

Today, Wolfe is still a machinist by trade, a skill he learned while working alongside Osborne back in the 1970s.

And he can still be found in the Williams Grove pits many nights, taking in all the action while watching his track titlist son Lucas Wolfe tour the speedway in that familiar No. 5W.

Gates for the Randy Wolfe Tribute Race on May 27 open at 5:30 with time trials slated for 7:30 pm.

Fireworks will be part of the special holiday weekend program.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Dewease Cashes In For First Williams Grove Win Of Season,

Derek Locke Runs 358 Sprint Win Streak To 10 In A Row

5/20/22

Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease won his first Williams Grove Speedway sprint car main of the 2022 season on Friday night, scoring $5,000 for the win that was also the 104th of his career at the oval.

In the 358 sprint main, the more things change, the more they stay the same as Derek Locke took his 10th win in a row in the division, keeping a streak alive that now spans three seasons – 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Dewease started fourth in the 25-lap 410 sprint main and drove into second as the field sped into the first corner on the opening lap.

He would let polesitter Robbie Kendall lead on the first circuit before he took control with a move around the inside of the fourth corner.

The pace was slowed for the first time on the third lap for a slowing Brent Shearer.

Only one more lap was completed before another caution flag bunched the field.

When action returned, Devon Border put a move on Kendall for second deep within the first turn and Kendall soon spun his mount as Borden drove away while fourth runner Dylan Norris hopped onto the hood of Kendall’s car.

Also looping into the scene was Freddie Rahmer.

Borden gave it a shot when the green flag reappeared but Dewease soon pulled out to a 1.6 second lead by lap seven and he then pulled up on the rear of the field on lap 11.

Seventh starter Chase Dietz drove by Borden with an outside first turn move on lap 12 and began his pursuit of the leader.

Dewease took his time in traffic, allowing Dietz to close the gap before another caution flag unfurled with seven laps to go.

Dietz stayed close to Dewease on the restart and was flexing his muscle aboard the Trone No. 39 while Borden jockeyed with Danny Dietrich for third.

Borden then slowed with a broken rear end with four laps to go.

The restart saw Anthony Macri blast around Dietrich for third before a stout Dietz slowed to a stop in turn four with ignition issues.

This forced a red flag for fuel in order to finish the final two circuits and although Macri stayed closed to Dewease for the win the Fayetteville flyer took the win by .210 seconds.

Dietrich was third followed by Dylan Cisney and Lucas Wolfe.

Sixth through 10th went to Freddie Rahmer, Matt Campbell, Mark Smith, Dylan Norris and Kyle Moody.

Heats went to Dewease, Kendall and TJ Stutts.

Fast time in timed warm-ups was set by Dewease with a lap of 16.493 seconds.

Fifth starter Derek Locke raced by leader Frankie Herr on the sixth circuit of the 20-lap 358 sprint main to keep his streak of domination and wins alive into yet another season since beginning in September, 2020.

Jayden Wolf took second from Herr on lap 12 before Tyler Brehm raced into third with three laps to go.

The front three cars appeared strong during the late going with Locke taking the checkers and Brehm stalking Wolf for the second spot.

Steve Owings finished in the fourth spot followed by Herr.

Sixth through 10th went to Doug Hammaker, Zach Newlin, Nash Ely, Justin Foster and Kody Hartlaub.

Heats went to Ely, Herr and Foster.

PA Dyno Hard Chargers were Anthony Macri and Cody Fletcher.

Feature Finishes

5/20/22

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Anthony Macri, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Dylan Cisney, 5. Lucas Wolfe, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. Matt Campbell, 8. Mark Smith, 9. Dylan Norris, 10. Kyle Moody, 11. Tim Glatfelter, 12. Jeff Halligan, 13. Brandon Rahmer, 14. Tyler Reeser, 15. Steve Buckwalter, 16. Chase Dietz, 17. Devon Borden, 18. TJ Stutts, 19. Justin Whittall, 20. Rick Lafferty, 21. Jordan Givler, 22. Brent Shearer, 23. Robbie Kendall, 24. Aaron Bollinger

DNQ: Brett Strickler

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Derek Locke, 2. Jayden Wolf, 3. Tyler Brehm, 4. Steve Owings, 5. Frankie Herr, 6. Doug Hammaker, 7. Zach Newlin, 8. Nash Ely, 9. Justin Foster, 10. Kody Hartlaub, 11. Chris Frank, 12. Chad Criswell, 13. Cody Flether, 14. Jordan Strickler, 15. Steve Wilbur, 16. Matt Findley, 17. Jake Galloway, 18. Andrew Hake, 19. Tyler Templin, 20. Devin Adams, 21. Scott Fisher, 22. Brett Wanner, 23. Tim Stallings

DNQ: Brett Rose, Hank Donovan Jr., Kyle Keen, Nat Tuckey

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY KICKS OFF HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITH “THURSDAY THUNDER”

FEATURING 410 SPRINT CARS, SUPER LATE MODELS & 305 SPRINT CARS MAY 26!

RENEGADE MONSTER TRUCK TOUR SLATED FOR TWO SHOWS MAY 28!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend with a special “Thursday Thunder” racing program featuring the 410 sprint cars, super late models, and 305 sprint cars presented by RiteWay Sealing & Paving at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5:30 p.m.

The rare mid-week show will showcase the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars in a 25-lap main event paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start. Anthony Macri of Dillsburg won the Ray Tilley Classic at the track on April 24.

The Selinsgrove Ford super late models will compete in their fourth race of the season paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start the 25-lap feature. Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon, Jeff Rine of Danville, and Brett Schadel of Herndon have scored wins so far this year.

In Apache Tree Service 305 sprint car competition at the track, Ken Duke of Selinsgrove was awarded the win in the division’s season opener April 2. The 305 sprint cars will race a 20-lap main event.

Title sponsor RiteWay Sealing & Paving in Selinsgrove has been providing asphalt sealing and maintenance services to both commercial and residential customers in the greater central Pennsylvania area for more than 10 years. For additional information please visit ritewaysealing.com.

For the third consecutive year, the speedway will host the Renegade Monster Truck Tour in two complete shows Saturday, May 28, beginning at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the Monster Truck events can be purchased online at renegademonstertrucktour.ticketspice.com.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The speedway office can be reached at570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022:

RACING:

410 Sprint Cars (25 Laps/$5,000 To Win)

Super Late Models (25 Laps/$3,000 To Win)

305 Sprint Cars (20 Laps)

TIMES:

Pit Gates: 5PM

Grandstand Gates: 5:30PM

Qualifying: 7:30PM

ADMISSION:

Adults $25

Students (12-17) $15

Kids 11 & Under FREE GA

Pit Passes (All Ages) $35

 

 

A&A AUTO STORES FAMILY NIGHT FOUR DIVISION SHOW THIS SATURDAY

TO FEATURE USAC EAST COAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS, 305 SPRINT CARS,

LIMITED LATE MODELS & ROADRUNNERS

STUDENTS AGES 17 & UNDER ADMITTED FREE GENERAL ADMISSION!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway returns to racing action at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 21, with the first four division racing program of the season featuring the USAC East Coast wingless sprint cars, PASS 305 sprint cars, limited late models, and roadrunners on A&A Auto Stores Family Night.

Family Night will offer free general admission for students ages 17 and under. Adult general admission is set at just $15. Grandstand and pit gates will open at 5 p.m.

This Saturday will mark the first of two appearances by the popular Rapid Tire USAC East Coast wingless sprint cars in a 25-lap feature. Alex Bright of Collegeville won two of the three races for the division last year at the track with Briggs Danner of Allentown also picking up a win.

The Apache Tree Service PASS 305 sprint cars will be making their second appearance of the season in a 20-lap feature. Ken Duke of Selinsgrove was awarded the win in the season opener on April 2.

Making their first start of the season, the MAPCO Machine Shop limited late models will compete in a 20-lap feature paying $1,200 to win. Devin Hart of Port Royal scored three wins and the track title last year. Also picking up two wins each last year were Trent Brenneman of Mifflintown and Andrew Yoder of Middleburg.

The A&A Auto Stores roadrunners will compete in their fourth 12-lap race of the season this weekend with Nathan Romig of McClure leading the standings by 50 points over Matt Ney of Gordon. Three roadrunner races have produced three different winners with Levi Vial of Bloomsburg, Brad Mitch of McClure, and Bob Bussey of Northumberland taking the victories.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present a special Thursday evening race on May 26 featuring the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars, Selinsgrove Ford super late models, and Apache Tree Service 305 sprint cars to kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The “Thursday Thunder” show sponsored by Riteway Sealing & Paving will start at 7:30 p.m.

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022:

RACING:

USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars

PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

Limited Late Models

Roadrunners

TIMES:

Grandstand & Pit Gates: 5PM

Qualifying: 7PM

ADMISSION:

Adults $15

Students Ages 17 & Under FREE GA Pit Passes (All Ages) $30

 

 

Williams Grove Randy Wolfe Tribute Race Is May 27

Veteran Sprint Ace To Be Feted With 10K To Win All Stars Event!

5/15/22

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will honor veteran sprint car ace Randy Wolfe coming up on Friday, May 27 when the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints compete in the Randy Wolfe Tribute Race paying a hefty $10,000 to the winner.

Pre-race action in the infield will get underway at 5:45 featuring honoree Wolfe along with a number of his career car owners, spanning 1976 through 1999.

Interviews and a meet and greet will be conducted as part of a live broadcast.

Wolfe’s career is perhaps best remembered for his time spent at the wheel of the Keen Motorsports No. 5W in the 1980s.

Keen namesake Shawn Keen will attend the pre-race honors along with others such as owners Jim and Laura Allebach No. 75, Gene Jenkins No. 55, brothers Rick and Joe Woelfling No. 5W and Pat Cooper No. 25.

Currently sixth in Williams Grove points, second-generation driver Lucas Wolfe will also be on hand to honor his father with his own No. 5W machine on display.

Now 65, Wolfe amassed a total of 64 sprint car wins during his driving tenure including a lone URC victory.

At Williams Grove his career netted 11 checkered flags including victories in the Jack Gunn Memorial and the Early Bird Championship.

The All Stars will battle the Pennsylvania Posse in the 30-lap Wolfe Tribute Race as part of the 2022 Hoosier Diamond Series with action getting underway at 7:30 pm.

Gates will open at 5:30.

Fireworks will be part of the special holiday weekend program.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Williams Grove Unveils New Yellow Breeches Format For 410s This Week

358 sprints attempt to get season underway

5/15/22

Mechanicsburg – The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will compete in a Yellow Breeches 500 race at Williams Grove Speedway coming up this Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm.

Still trying to get their 2022 season underway, the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will also be on the racing program.

For the 410 sprints, the Yellow Breeches 500 race will pay $500 to start the 25-lap main event while offering $5,000 to the winner.

After losing a previous Yellow Breeches race to weather, Friday’s race for the 410 sprint cars will be the first of the year to offer a new twist on qualifying.

All Yellow Breeches 500 races during the season will see timed practice laps used to set the heat starting lineups.

Hot lap/qualifying groups for the shows will be established and seeded equally based on each entered drivers season earning’s average to date.

And all cars in a group will face off against the same opponents in their respective heat races.

An invert of the driver’s times after hot laps will be used to set the heat starting grids.

And then the top two or three heat finishers, based on the total number of heats contested, will be placed into the front starting spots of the night’s main event again handicapped onto the grid based on each driver’s financial earning’s average to date.

The 358 sprints will compete in a 20-lap main after qualifying heat races.

Adult general admission is set at just $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Brent Marks recently became the first sprint car driver to repeat a trip to victory lane at the track in 2022 when he scored the World of Outlaws Morgan Cup on May 14.

Danny Dietrich is the current Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car point leader although he is still seeking his first win of the season at the oval.

Williams Grove Speedway will close out May and celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend in a big way on Friday, May 27 when the oval hosts the All Star Circuit of Champions Randy Wolfe Tribute Race paying $10,000 to win!

The event will honor the former Williams Grove racer with a pre-race meet and greet and live broadcast in the infield to include special guest personalities from throughout Wolfe’s career.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Marks Cashes In For $17,500 Williams Grove Outlaws Morgan Cup Victory

Jacob Allen loses heartbreaker after flawless performance

5/14/22

Mechanicsburg – Brent Marks scored the 2022 World of Outlaws Morgan Cup for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night, getting the win worth $17,500 in an event that seemed destined to belong to Jacob Allen.

Allen started on the pole of the 30-lap Morgan Cup, and event named for late track owner Morgan Hughes.

And Allen has his No. 1A purring around the speedway, performing flawlessly on all lanes of the oval, in and out of traffic.

However on a restart with two laps to go, Allen’s mount began sputtering when the green replaced the yellow, allowing fourth starter Marks to motor by for the late-race upset.

Allen entered the rear of the field on lap eight of the main event and began putting cars a lap down.

He narrowly avoided disaster seconds later when he somehow managed to get by a spinning Kyle Moody in the third turn.

The Moody mishap slowed the breakneck pace the cars were setting and cleared the track for leader Allen.

Only one more lap was recorded before another yellow flag appeared, this time for a spun Lance Dewease who would rejoin the field but later pull pitside.

The restart saw Brock Zearfoss get out of shape on the frontchute, again forcing a yellow flag.

Sheldon Haudenschild lined up second for the new green with Marks in third and Allen jetted away when action resumed, pulling out to a 1.1 second lead in just one circuit.

Allen again entered the back of the field on lap 18 and worked his way through the field perfectly, choosing his lanes at will while beginning to feel pressure from Haudenschild and Marks.

The front three cars did bunch up briefly with eight laps to go as they struggled to put TJ Stutts a lap down and it was during that time when Marks used Stutts as a pick to blast to Haudenschild’s inside on the backstretch and steal second spot.

Once free of Stutts, Allen again built up a 1.2 second advantage over Marks and was within sight of the white flag when Matt Campbell’s slowing racer brought out a yellow flag, forcing a green-white-checker run to the finish.

And that’s when disaster struck the pacesetter as on the restart his mount stumbled and sputtered as he brought the field back to the stripe.

Allen tried to recover and slide himself to keep Marks at bay but the move failed and Marks catapulted by on the backstretch with a lap and a half to go as Allen soon pulled pitside.

The victory was the 14th of Marks’ career at Williams Grove Speedway and his second of the season after taking a win over the All Stars in late April.

The Myerstown driver also scored over the World of Outlaws in Texas earlier this season.

His win in the Morgan Cup means that the Cup trophy itself will again find its way back home to the offices of Williams Grove Speedway after spending the last two years at World of Outlaws headquarters.

Marks cashed in on a $500 bonus for beating the outlaws drivers as a member of the Pennsylvania Posse as posted by event sponsor H & N Landscaping of Mechanicsburg.

With Allen sputtering backward, Carson Macedo drove by Haudenschild in the final laps to get second.

However the Californian came up light at the scales in post-race inspection, relegating him to the final position in the rundown.

Mark’s margin of victory was 1.517 seconds.

Haudenschild inherited second while Rico Abreu was third.

Donny Schatz and Logan Schuchart completed the top five finishers.

Sixth through 10th went to David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Spencer Bayston, James McFadden and Gio Sclezi.

Heats went to Allen, Haudenschild, Abreu and Schatz with Allen winning the dash and McFadden taking the B Main.

The completed on the B Main and the A Main was delayed some 90 minutes when light rain hit the speedway with one lap of the B having been recorded.

Macedo set overall quick time in time trials with a lap of 16.517 seconds.

Feature Finish

5/14/22

410 sprint cars, 30 laps: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Sheldon Haudenschild, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Logan Schuchart, 6. David Gravel, 7. Brad Sweet, 8. Spencer Bayston, 9. James McFadden, 10. Gio Scelzi, 11. Danny Dietrich, 12. Devon Borden, 13. Dylan Cisney, 14. Brock Zearfoss, 15. Justin Whittall, 16. Jacob Allen, 17. TJ Stutts, 18. Anthony Macri, 19. Matt Cambpell, 20. Dylan Norris, 21. Lucas Wolfe, 22. Lance Dewease, 23. Kyle Moody, 24. Ryan Smith, 25. Sam Hafertepe Jr., 26. Carson Macedo

DNQ: Bill Rose, Troy Fraker, Riley Emig, Kraig Kinser, Brent Shearer, Steve Buckwalter, Austin Bishop, Jeff Halligan, Robbie Kendall, Chase Dietz, Tim Shaffer, Aaron Bollinger, Kasey Kahne, Noah Gass, Freddie Rahmer

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Announcement Regarding Camping for the Remainder of the 2022 Racing Season

By-Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Pa. (May 13, 2022) After months of constructive conversation and deliberation between the Port Royal Speedway and the Port Royal Borough representatives, permission has been granted to the race track to resume camping activities on a weekly basis on the grounds.

Please note that this is only a temporary agreement between the two parties and all rules and obligations regarding camping must be fulfilled and complied to the highest of standards. This includes an emphasis on the 'no fires' rules already put in place by the borough and Speedway.

We will be operating camping on the current rules set in place at the race track and all prospective campers will receive a copy of these rules upon their arrival at the track. Note that these rules are likely to change or be altered going forward as the two parties continue to work on a long-term solution regarding camping at the Speedway.

The individuals who had reserved camping spots in the past have already been notified or will be notified shortly and they will have first dibs on the renewal of those spots. Yearly reserved electric camping spots will be $500, which is a decrease of $200 as a result of the lost races and weather cancellations. We are requesting that you notify the track no later than Wednesday, May 25th on your plans for the season so we can offer any unclaimed spots to the general public.

These spots do not include the American Flat Track event or the end of season Short Track Super Series event on the schedule.

Any electric spots not claimed will be available for camping at a weekly price of $40/night going forward. Non-Electric spots will be offered on a weekly basis at $25/night or $35 for any multi-day show.

We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this process and we realize it has been frustrating at times. However, we look forward to seeing you at the track in the coming months as there are many big events making their way to the Port Royal Speedway. You can find a full listing of those events at www.portroyalspeedway.com

For those choosing to partake in the camping activities for the remainder of the season, we ask that you follow the rules set in place. Just as we have been able to return to camping, it can be gone in an instant if the standards set in place are not met. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

 

World of Outlaws Morgan Cup This Week At Williams Grove

Macri Ready To Rumble Against Travelers!

5/8/22

Mechanicsburg – The NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series will invade Williams Grove Speedway for the first time this season coming up this Friday and Saturday night, May 13 and 14, for the running of Morgan Cup Weekend.

H & N Landscaping will present Morgan Cup Weekend, getting underway both nights at 7:30 pm.

Adult general admission on Friday is set at $30 with Saturday priced at $35. Youth ages 13 –20 will be admitted for $15 both nights.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove.

Friday night’s affair will pay $10,000 to the winner of the 25-lap feature while Saturday’s 30-lap winner will receive $12,000 plus another 5K to be declared the 2022 Morgan Cup Champion.

The winner will also rest on bragging rights as Morgan Cup Champion for a year of either the World of Outlaws series stars or those of the Pennsylvania Posse.

Each feature event, both Friday and Saturday, will pay $1,000 just to start.

A two-day sweep could net one driver a cool $27,000!

In memory of former track champion Jim Nace, the Fast Tees Fast Time Award worth $300 will be up for grabs both nights for the driver who sets overall quick time.

Fireworks will be part of both programs.

The locals known as the Pennsylvania Posse will have a few stars shining bright as the outlaws invasion begins.

Both Brent Marks and Anthony Macri have shown great speed already this season and indeed both have won at the Grove since the year began.

Macri of Dillsburg was on fire in the region in April, scoring six of seven events entered at one point during mid-month.

“I definitely feel like we are a little bit more confident than years past,” says Macri about his perspective on his chances of scoring against the outlaws when they hit town.

“I feel like the car has been pretty solid the whole night compared to years past and we’re finally able to put ourselves in a position to time trial well which is really important against the outlaws.”

“I feel like if we can put ourselves in a dash then I feel like a win isn’t out of the equation,” Macri says.

Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo has been in outlaws victory lane most this season to date, pocketing four wins as the Williams Grove shows come into sight.

Further back on the win list but again sitting atop the World of Outlaws Series points as Williams Grove dawns is “The Big Cat,” Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, California.

Sweet has just one win on the year so far but has racked up the top five finishes, sitting at 12 in 17 season starts.

The Californians are primed for their invasion into Posse land as is Connecticut’s David Gravel who is now third in outlaws points.

Two of the trio in the form of Gravel and Macedo have gotten the job done at Williams Grove already in their careers, combining for a total of 11 career oval wins while Sweet is still looking for his elusive first.

Danny Dietrich is the current Williams Grove points leader after staging a massive run from 17th to second on April 29.

Advanced reserved seat tickets for all 2022 Williams Grove Speedway and the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series events are available exclusively through the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws.

Fans who wish to obtain any reserved seats for any of the six outlaws events at the track in 2022 can purchase tickets via the official outlaws official website located at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tix or by calling 1.844.DIRT.TIX.

A premier residential and commercial landscaping company in the region, H & N Landscaping will present the entire weekend of World of Outlaws/Pennsylvania Posse racing action.

H & N Landscaping, located at 675 Williams Grove Road in Mechanicsburg, has been serving the region for over 35 years.

Contact H & N at 717.697.2908 or by visiting them on the web at www.handnlandscapingllc.com.

 

 

Pocono Raceway Night Presented by Bobby Rahal Toyota/Lexus of Lewistown Set for Three-Divisions of Racing Plus Late Model Make-Up Feature Saturday

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (May 5, 2022) Behind every great racer is a great mother who helped to raise them. This Saturday, May 7th, we celebrate Mothers Day weekend with a three- division show presented by Bobby Rahal Toyota of Lewistown featuring the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the ULMS Racing Series and Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Models and the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models.

GA- $20, Students- $10, Pits- $35. All Mothers will receive $10 General Admission!

Gates Open at 4pm while Racing is Set to Kick off at 7pm. Pocono Raceway will also be on hand with their 2022 pace car and giveaways.

Logan Wagner enters the weekend as the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car point leader and the most recent winner in the division as well. Wagner holds a 115-point advantage over his father, Mike Wagner, followed by Lucas Wolfe (-115), Jeff Halligan (-140) and Anthony Macri (-195). Macri and Logan Wagner both own three wins a piece in the division.

The ULMS Super Late Models will be making their second appearance of the 2022 racing season at the Speedway. Colton Flinner picked up the win the last time the series visited the track and he has also gone a perfect four-for-four in regular Super Late Model competition at the Speedway in 2022. His win ended a stranglehold that Gregg Satterlee has had on the series at the track as he's won four of the last five ULMS visits at Port Royal Speedway.

Flinner holds a 165-point advantage over Gary Stuhler in the Krill Recycling point standings followed by Kyle Lee (-220), Mike Lupfer (-245) and Chad Myers (-460). Satterlee holds a narrow three-point advantage in the ULMS Point Standings over Rick Eckert followed by Tylor Emory (-15), Jared Miley (-16) and Jason Covert (-25).

Saturday night will also see the Krill Recycling Super Late Models take part in a make-up feature event that was postponed as a result of rain on April 16th. Lee, Myers, Bryan Bernheisel, Chad Julius and Lupfer will lead the field to the green flag with Flinner scheduled to start seventh..

Finally, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models will be making their third start of the 2022 racing season and it'll be Dillan Stake entering as the series points leader. Stake holds a narrow 15-point advantage over Devin Hart followed by Todd Snook (-45), Taylor Farling (-60) and Shawn Shoemaker (-70). Stake and Hart both own victories in the division this season.

Stay tuned to our various social media outlets and website www.portroyalspeedway.com for up to date information throughout the week and any possible changes. We thank you for your fandom and look forward to celebrating the Mother's Day holiday with you this weekend!

 

 

 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DANNY DIETRICH CHARGES TO FOURTH WIN OF SEASON

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, May 7, 2022 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series Event) + Extreme Stocks

Saturday, May 11, 2022 (7:30PM) World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash $10,000 to win for 410 Sprints [rain date: Thursday, May 12]

Saturday, May 21, 2022 (7:30PM) Messick Equipment Night: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints (Summer Series Event) plus York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races

Abbottstown, PA (April 30, 2022) – After a week away, Danny Dietrich was back to race in the pigeon hills on Saturday night. Despite missing a race, Dietrich went into the night with a comfortable lead in the season championship point standings.

Danny lined up eighth for the start of the 30-lap feature and was up to fourth by lap 4, “I used everything. I was on both fences.” Once again Danny praised the track conditions, “The track’s pretty awesome.”

Saturday’s win was Dietrich’s fourth at the track in eight races. The worst Danny has finished this year at Lincoln is fourth, “We got really good straightaway speed here right now.”

Dietrich and the Gary Kauffman Racing team are looking forward to the World of Outlaws’ visit in two weeks, “Excited for the next couple of weeks coming up,” Dietrich continued, “Our confidence level is pretty high.”

Rookie of the year contender, Riley Emig started on the pole of Saturday night’s 30-lap feature. Jordan Givler, who started second, led the field into turn 1 with Emig in second and Chad Trout running third.

Dylan Norris looked under Trout and took third at the line on lap 1.

Eighth place starting, Danny Dietrich, was into the top five on lap 2.

Troy Wagaman and Norris battled for second with Emig. Norris took the spot and Wagaman followed. Dietrich got by Emig for fourth on lap 4 and Devon Borden moved into fifth on lap 5.

Norris was closing in on Givler and drove to the inside of turn 3 to try and take the lead but Givler held onto the lead on lap 7. Dietrich had caught Wagaman and the two battled for third.

Norris tried to take the lead again, this time with a slider in turns 1 and 2, but Givler was not giving it up. Dietrich caught Norris and got by him as they raced down the back stretch to take second on lap 10. Danny pulled the same move on Givler the following lap to take the lead at the line on lap 11.

Close racing between Norris and Givler for second as they appeared to make contact at the end of the back shoot as they battled for second.

Just as Dietrich got into lapped traffic on lap 13 the caution flag came out for Austin Bishop and Brandon Rahmer. The two cars spun out right in front of the leaders and collected Givler who spun out trying to avoid the accident. They nearly collected Norris as well.

The top five for the restart were Dietrich, Norris, Borden, Wagaman and Billy Dietrich.

Norris went to the bottom in turn 1 but could not make the pass on Dietrich. It did allow Borden to get by Norris for second.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 15 when Kyle Moody and Tyler Esh got together in turn 2. Alex Bowman spun out trying to avoid the incident but was able to rejoin the field.

Danny went to the bottom of turns 1 and 2 on the restart with Borden looking to the top side. Freddie Rahmer got by Billy for fifth.

Borden was still ripping the top and closing in on Dietrich as they caught the tail end of the field. Lapped traffic came into play on lap 22 but before things got exciting, the yellow flag came out on lap 23 when Aaron Bollinger stopped on the front stretch.

Danny got a good jump on Borden on the restart. Norris took a shot at Borden for second which allowed Rahmer to get by him for third.

Troy Wagaman got by Norris to take fourth but Norris got him back by a nose at the line. Wagaman took over the spot on the following lap.

Dietrich was pulling away when the caution came out again on lap 27 when Emig spun in turn 2.

Borden pulled a slider on Dietrich in turns 1 and 2 on the restart but did not make the pass.

Dietrich won his fourth race of the season at Lincoln by 1.135 seconds ahead of Borden. Rahmer finished third and Wagaman was fourth. Billy Dietrich completed the top five.

The 410 sprint car heat races went to Dylan Norris, Billy Dietrich, Riley Emig and Jordan Givler.

Frankie Herr Back in Victory Lane at Lincoln

Frankie Herr found himself back in victory lane at Lincoln on Saturday night. It was his second career 358 sprint car win at the track, but Herr had most recently seen victory lane in the Super Sportsman division where he sits atop the all-time win list with seven wins.

Herr shared the front row for the start of the 20-lap feature with pole-sitter Wyatt Hinkle.

Herr had the advantage going into turn 1 with Hinkle on his tail as they raced back down the back stretch.

Jayden Wolf brought out the caution on lap 1. The yellow turned to red when Shane Yost got collected and ended up with his nose in the air. Kody Hartlaub was also involved. Cody Fletcher nearly got collected but was able to keep going after contact with Wolf. Wolf had been running fourth when he spun.

The top five for the restart were Herr, Hinkle, Fletcher, Steve Owings and Jeff Rohrbaugh.

Rohrbaugh got under Owings coming out of turn 2 on the restart to take fourth but Owings took the spot back at the line by inches.

The yellow flag came out on lap 3 when Jacob Balliet was sitting backwards in turn 3.

Owings blocked the bottom in the turns on the restart to take away Rohrbaugh’s line and prevent a pass. Not only did the bottom hold off Rohrbaugh for Owings, but it also allowed him to reel in Fletcher. Owings took third on lap 5.

Herr and Hinkle were running up front with Owings reeling them in. Owings was on Hinkle’s bumper by lap 10. Owings took second in turns 1 and 2 on lap 11.

Herr had lapped traffic ahead of him as Owings was closing in. Lapped traffic was a factor starting on lap 13. Owings got under Herr on the back stretch as they raced in lapped traffic but the caution came out on lap 14 before the pass for the lead was official. The caution was for Hinkle who came to a stop in turn 4.

Owings was not able to find his way back by Herr in the closing laps of the feature. Herr got to the checkered flag 1.197 seconds ahead of Owings. Fletcher crossed the line third and Rohrbaugh was fourth. Nash Ely finished fifth.

The 358 sprint car heat winners were Jeff Rohrbaugh, Shane Yost, Frankie Herr and Wyatt Hinkle.

Mark Hahn Wins Pen-Mar Vintage Feature

Mark Hahn took the lead on lap 2 from Jim Kirkwood and never looked back. The 15-lap feature saw one caution which came on lap 10 for Joe Jester.

Next Saturday, May 7, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series Event) and Extreme Stocks. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 4:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, April 30, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($4,000); 2. 27-Devon Borden; 3. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 44-Dylan Norris; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 39-Chase Dietz; 11. 11A-Austin Bishop; 12. 75-Tyler Ross; 13. 7H-Trey Hivner; 14. 11P-Niki Young; 15. 21T-ScottFisher; 16. 90-Jordan Givler; 17. 55-Alex Bowman; 18. 33-Riley Emig; 19. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNF); 20. 99m-Kyle Moody (DNF); 21. 35T-Tyler Esh (DNF); 22. 5E-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 23. 23-Michael Millard (DNF); 24. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Jordan Givler (1-10) & Danny Dietrich (11-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 1x-Chad Trout; 3. 35T-Tyler Esh; 4. 39-Chase Dietz; 5. 11P-Niki Young; 6. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 24T-TJ Greve (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 27-Devon Borden; 3. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 7H-Trey Hivner; 5. 75-Tyler Ross; 6. 23-Michael Millard; 7. 97-Brie Hershey

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 733-Riley Emig; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 11A-Austin Bishop; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 23A-Chris Arnold

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 90-Jordan Givler; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman; 3. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 4. 99m-Kyle Moody; 5. 55-Alex Bowman; 6. 5J-John Walp; 7. 87-Alan Krimes (DNS)

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3. 21T-Scott Fisher; 4. 23-Michael Millard; 5. 5J-John Walp; 6. 23A-Chris Arnold; 7. 24T-TJ Greve (DNS); 8. 87-Alan Krimes (DNS)

H & N Landscaping 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 laps) – 1. 70D-Frankie Herr ($1,100); 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 22E-Nash Ely; 6. 00F-Chris Frank; 7. 38-Brett Strickler; 8. 23F-Justin Foster; 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 13. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 14. 10-Zach Euculano; 15. 77-David Holbrook; 16. 69S-Cameron Smith; 17. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 18. 6-Cody Phillips; 19. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 20. 17K-Kyle Keen; 21. 22-Jacob Balliet; 22. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); 23. 7w-Jayden Wolf (DNF); 24. 99Y-Shane Yost (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Frankie Herr (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 4. 22-Jacob Balliet; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 69-Cameron Smith; 7. 17K-Kyle Keen; 8. 97G-Gary Bozowski

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 99Y-Shane Yost; 2. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 3. 6-Cody Philips; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 38-Brett Strickler; 6. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 7. 44-Steven Cox; 8. 10H-Dave Hollar

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 70D-Frankie Herr; 2. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 3. 22E-Nash Ely; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 7. 54-Brett Wanner (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 23-Justin Foster; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 51-Austen Treuchet (DNF); 7. 11H-Hayden Miller (DNF)

358 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 69s-Cameron Smith; 2. 17K-Kyle Keen; 3. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 4. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 5. 44-Steven Cox; 6. 97G-Gary Bozowski; 7. 10H-Dave Hollar; 8. 51-Austen Treuchet (DNS); 9. 11H-Hayden Miller (DNS)

Pen-Mar Vintage

Pen-Mar Vintage Feature Finish (15 laps) – 1. 14-Mark Hahn; 2. A1-Jim Kirkwood; 3. 4-Scott Rickrode; 4. 29-Mark Rickrode; 5. 100-Hugh Wright; 6. 94J-Joe Jester (DNF)

Pen-Mar Vintage Heat Finish (8 laps) – 1. 14-Mark Hahn; 2. A1-Jim Kirkwood; 3. 4-Scott Rickrode; 4. 29-Mark Rickrode; 5. 94J-Joe Jester; 6. 100-Hugh Wright

 

 

World of Outlaws Morgan Cup Weekend Coming To Williams Grove May 13 & 14

Californians leading the way into Posse Land battle!

5/1/22

Mechanicsburg – The NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series will make its first visit of the season to Williams Grove Speedway coming up in two weeks, on May 13 and 14.

The outlaws will battle the Pennsylvania Posse in the H & N Landscaping Morgan Cup Weekend, getting underway both nights at 7:30 pm.

Adult general admission on Friday is set at $30 with Saturday priced at $35. Youth ages 13 –20 will be admitted for $15 both nights.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove.

Friday night’s affair will pay $10,000 to the winner of the 25-lap feature event.

Saturday’s 30-lap winner will receive $12,000 plus another 5K to be declared the 2022 Morgan Cup Champion to go along with bragging rights as Morgan Cup Champion for a year of either the World of Outlaws series stars or those of the Pennsylvania Posse.

Each feature event, both Friday and Saturday, will pay $1,000 just to start.

A sweep of both nights could net one driver a cool $27,000!

In memory of former track champion Jim Nace, the Fast Tees Fast Time Award worth $300 will be up for grabs both nights for the driver who sets overall quick time.

Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo has been in outlaws victory lane most this season to date, pocketing four wins as the Williams Grove shows come into sight.

Aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41, Macedo is arguably off to the best start to a season of his outlaws career.

Further back on the win list but again sitting atop the World of Outlaws Series points as Williams Grove dawns is “The Big Cat,” Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, California.

Sweet has just one win on the year so far but has racked up the top five finishes, sitting at 12 in 17 season starts.

The Californians are primed for their invasion into Posse land as is Connecticut’s David Gravel who is now third in outlaws points.

Two of the trio in the form of Gravel and Macedo have gotten the job done at Williams Grove already in their careers, combining for a total of 11 career oval wins while Sweet is still looking for his elusive first.

Just like last season at this point, no driver has been dominant at Williams Grove this year with five main events having spread the wealth between five different drivers including Justin Peck, Dylan Norris, Anthony Macri, Dylan Norris and most recently Devon Borden.

Danny Dietrich is the current points leader.

Macri has been on fire in the region during the last few weeks, scoring six of seven events entered at one point during mid-April.

Both he and independent 2022 runner Marks, who has shown great speed this season and has already picked up a win on the trail this year with the World of Outlaws, may be the “locals” best chances at pulling off a win on May 13 and 14.

Advanced reserved seat tickets for all 2022 Williams Grove Speedway and the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series events are available exclusively through the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws.

Fans who wish to obtain any reserved seats for any of the six outlaws events at the track in 2022 can purchase tickets via the official outlaws official website located at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tix or by calling 1.844.DIRT.TIX.

A premier residential and commercial landscaping company in the region, H & N Landscaping will present the entire weekend of World of Outlaws/Pennsylvania Posse racing action.

H & N Landscaping, located at 675 Williams Grove Road in Mechanicsburg, has been serving the region for over 35 years.

Contact H & N at 717.697.2908 or by visiting them on the web at www.handnlandscapingllc.com.

 

 

VP Fuels Outlaws Tune Up Night Is Friday At Williams Grove

358 sprints make season debut, Will Locke add to his string?

5/1/22

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host VP Racing Fuels Night on May 6, featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints.

The event will be a Hoosier Diamond Series race for the 410 sprints, paying $6,000 to win as a World of Outlaws tune up.

The race will be the last chance for the Williams Grove sprint car drivers and teams to prepare themselves for the May 13 and 14 invasion by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars series.

Time trials will set the heat lineups with the fast timer earning the $300 Fast Tees Fast Time Award.

For the 358 sprint cars the race will be their season opener of sorts after their first slated race was lost to weather in April.

Derek Locke will be in the spotlight as the division hits the track as fans and teams wait to see if he can run his string of wins up to 10 in a row.

The Carlisle driver has won every 358 sprint event contested at the track since September 25, 2020.

Each 358 sprint heat on the night and all through the season will pay $50 to win thanks to High Side Apparel.

Race sponsor and official fuel supplier of Williams Grove Speedway, VP Racing Fuels will have fan giveaways for the night and the VP Mad Scientist will be on hand to greet those in attendance.

Adult general admission for May 6 is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Presented by H & N Landscaping, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will roll into Williams Grove to compete in Morgan Cup weekend on May 13 and 14.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

SHULTZ, RINE & MITCH BEST STRONG FIELDS IN URC SPRINT CAR, SUPER LATE MODEL

& ROADRUNNER COMPETITION SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Jason Shultz of Carlisle took the lead from Troy Betts of Newark, Del., on lap four and soared to the victory in Saturday’s 25-lap United Racing Club main event on Real Diehl Excavating Night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The $2,000 victory was Shultz’s 23rd career in 358-360 sprint car competition at Selinsgrove at the wheel of the Ritter Racing/Selinsgrove Ford No. 35.

Jeff Rine of Danville scored a convincing victory in the 25-lap super late model main event. The win was worth $3,000 and was the 14-time champion’s 114th career victory at the track. Rine was also the fast qualifier over the stout 25-car field with a lap time of 18.926.

Brad Mitch of McClure held off several challenges for his 29th career roadrunner win in the division’s 12-lap feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Sand Hill Smash II Demo Derby at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Grandstand gates will open at 12 p.m. The next race is the Ron Keister Memorial for super late models and limited late models at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

Troy Betts started on the front row for the first 360 sprint car feature of the season and bolted into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Current points leader and fourth-place starter Derek Hauck quickly challenged Betts for the lead in the opening laps.

The field was regrouped on lap two when Derek Locke spun in turn one and was able to rejoin. When the race resumed third-place starter Jason Shultz powered into second and set his sights on Betts. On the fourth circuit, Shultz made the winning pass using the inside lane off turn four.

The race was stopped on lap nine when Will Brunson crashed hard in turn four and escaped serious injury. For the restart, Shultz led Betts, Hauck, fifth-place starter Adam Carberry, and sixth-place starter Ryan Taylor.

Carberry quickly advanced to second and became Shultz’s biggest threat in the latter stages of the event. In the closing laps, Carberry was reeling in Shultz in slower traffic but came up short at the finish. Shultz was victorious over Carberry, 10th-place starter Josh Weller, Taylor, and eighth-place starter Davie Franek.

Polesitter Jeff Rine powered into the lead at the start of the super late model feature and wired the field for the victory but not without a few challenges from second-place starter Hayes Mattern and fourth-place starter Dan Stone.

In the opening laps of the race, third-place starter Jim Bernheisel was also in the mix for the top five running positions along with fifth-place starter Andy Haus. The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap 13 for J. Bernheisel when his car fell off the pace while racing fourth.

On the ensuing restart, Stone rocketed into second and made Rine a target for the lead. With 10 laps to race, 10th-place starter Dylan Yoder and eighth-place starter Brett Schadel entered the top five and showed a lot of speed.

With five laps remaining, Rine held a comfortable lead over Stone. A torrid three-car battle unfolded for third between Mattern, Schadel, and D. Yoder.

At the checkered flag, Rine scored his first win of the season over Stone, Mattern, Schadel, and D. Yoder. Yoder was also the race’s hard charger.

In the roadrunner feature, second-place starter Bob Bussey pulled into the early lead. Bussey and fourth-place starter Nate Romig dueled for the front spot as sixth-place starter Brad Mitch quickly joined the battle at the front of the pack.

Mitch secured the lead on lap four and held off the late-race challenges from Romig, two-time defending champion Jake Jones, and Keith Bissinger. On the white flag lap, the leaders were three-wide racing off turn two as Mitch maintained the edge down the backstretch.

At the finish, Mitch was victorious by the slimmest of margins over Jones, Romig, Bissinger, and Jimmy Kessler.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 30 April 2022 URC 360 Sprint Cars – 23 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 35 Jason Shultz 2) 47 Adam Carberry 3) 63 Josh Weller 4) 20T Ryan Taylor 5) 28F Davie Franek 6) 33 Derek Hauck 7) 7 Andy Best 8) 77 Derek Locke 9) 22 Troy Betts 10) 11T Mike Thompson 11) 55 Dallas Schott 12) 5K Jake Karklin 13) 669 Brandon McGough 14) 11 Ryan Stillwaggon 15) 51 Mike Haggenbottom 16) 55D Allison Dietz 17) 7J Andrew Jacobus 18) 27Craig Pellegrini 19) 42 Jesse Pruchnik 20) Will Brunson 21) 2 Aaron Jabobus 22) M1 Mark Smith 23) 4 Ken Meisner Heat Winners: Derek Locke, Davie Franek, Derek Hauck Late Models – 25 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 2J Jeff Rine 2) 2 Dan Stone 3) 9 Hayes Mattern 4) 22 Brett Schadel 5) 24 Dylan Yoder 6) 76 Andy Haus 7) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 8) 27 Jim Yoder 9) 2Y Andrew Yoder 10) 1 Gene Knaub 11) 0G Deshawn Gingerich 12) 61 Ken Trevitz 13) 32J Shaun Jones 14) 7Y Ken Yoder 15) 33K Kyle Knapp 16) 63 Nathan Long 17) 22R Randall Paxton 18) 99 Kyle Bachman 19) 32 Chris Leitzel 20) 19 32 Chris Leitzel 21) 31 Jim Bernheisel 22) 7 Meade Hahn 23) G05 Paul Spear 24) 77 Scott Dunham Jr. 25) 10 Dave Stamm Heat Winners: Jeff Rine, Hayes Mattern, Jim Bernheisel Time Trials: 1) 2J Jeff Rine 18.926 2) 9 Hayes Mattern 19.020 3) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 19.221 4) 2 Dan Stone 19.274 5) 22 Brett Schadel 19.329 6) 31 Jim Bernheisel 19.423 7) 1 Gene Knaub 19.6396 8) 76 Andy Haus 19.654 9) 33K Kyle Knapp 19.728 10) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.728 11) 32J Shaun Jones 19.864 12) 27 Jim Yoder 19.9112 13) 22R Randall Paxton 19.955 14) 2Y Andrew Yoder 19.966 15) 0G Deshawn Gingerich 20.061 16) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.072 17) 7Y Ken Yoder 20.227 18) 19 Drew Weisser 20.528 19) 63 Nathan Long 20.851 20) 10 Dave Stamm 20.973 21) 99 Kyle Bachman 20.973 22) 77 Scott Dunham Jr. 21.578 23) G05 Paul Spear 21.941 24) 32 Chris Leitzel 22.567 25) 7 Meade Hahn DQ

 

 

Logan Wagner Earns Third Win of the Season While Colton Flinner Stays Perfect. Kenny Heffner Earns PA Sprint Series Win

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (May 1, 2022) Logan Wagner held off Dylan Cisney and Lucas Wolfe to pick up his third Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory of the season Saturday night.

The win was worth $4000 and was Wagner's third triumph of the 2022 racing season. With point leader Anthony Macri in Bristol competing with the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, the win also propelled 'The Pilot' to the top spot in the Weikert's Livestock track point standings in his drive for five consecutive championships.

"This car is great right now and I just have to thank everyone for getting me here," said Wagner. "These guys are getting better here and it shows. We've just got to keep getting better as a team and keep trying to click off these wins."

Wolfe and Cisney led the field of 20 cars to the green flag and Wolfe briefly held the top spot exiting turn two before Cisney used a head of steam down the backstretch to lead the opening circuit. Meanwhile Wagner, who started sixth, moved into the final podium position as well in third.

It was fourth-place starter Michael Walter II on the move on lap two as he moved past Wagner for third and the following lap he used the bottom of the track to move past Wolfe for the runner-up spot as well. Wagner also stayed hot on the trail as he got by Wolfe to move back into third.

Cisney built up nearly a 1.5 second advantage after the completion of lap six and two laps later Wagner dispatched of Walter II for the runner-up position and set his sights on the leader. Within one lap he had already cut half a second into the deficit and by lap 15 Cisney hit the tail end of the field and was in lapped traffic.

Wagner cut the deficit in half to .450 within two laps and he slid under Cisney in turn's one and two to take the lead coming to the start-finish line one lap later. However, Cisney wasn't going away without a fight and he slid under Wagner in turn's one and two to re-take the lead with 11 to go.

Wagner re-took the lead in turn's one and two on the following lap to lead with 10 to go, but any momentum he was looking to gain was halted on the following circuit when seventh-place driver Justin Whittall got into the outside guardrail exiting turn two to bring out the caution with nine laps remaining. Whittall rejoined the field after a brief time in the pits for repairs.

Wagner took off without contest from Cisney at the return to green-flag action, while the battle for third heated up behind them between Walter II, Wolfe and Blane Heimbach. The three drivers swapped positions a handful of times over the next five laps before Wolfe settled into the final podium position with three laps to go. Heimbach appeared ready to follow suit coming to the flagstand to get the two-to-go sign, but he and Walter II made contact exiting turn four to send Heimbach into the outside frontstretch guardrail. The incident ended Heimbach's night early and set up a two-lap dash for the checkered flag for Wagner and Cisney.

Wagner took off unchallenged following the restart and went on to pick up the checkered flag with ease. Cisney, Wolfe, Mike Wagner and Walter II filled out the top five. Jeff Halligan, Gerard McIntyre Jr, Rick Lafferty, Whittall and Kody Lehman rounded out the top ten. Logan Wagner earned the $500 Valley Supply Hard Charger Award after starting sixth while 19th-place finisher Kassidy Kreitz earned the J&S Classics $1000 Warrior Award via random draw.

"Dylan Cisney ran a heck of a race and so did the 33 (Mike Walter II)," said Wagner. "We're gearing up for some more racing going forward and we'll see what we have at some other places. I'm just ecstatic to be here and the results show how fast we are."

For Cisney, the runner-up was a solid effort after a frustrating start to his season.

"We're trying to work on things and just can't seem to get the car perfect in the slick like we have before." said Cisney. "We've had some bad luck this year and hopefully we'll be one better spot here soon. We'll keep trying and I have no doubt we'll get there soon enough."

410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Logan Wagner, 2. Dylan Cisney, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Mike Wagner, 5. Mike Walter II, 6. Jeff Halligan, 7. Gerard McIntyre, 8. Rick Lafferty, 9. Justin Whittall, 10. Kody Lehman, 11. Trenton Shaeffer, 12. Tyler Reeser, 13. Curt Stroup, 14. TJ Stutts, 15. Ethan Stutts, 16. Blane Heimbach, 17. Jared Esh, 18. AJ Flick, 19. Kassidy Kreitz, 20. Cory Thornton

 

Borden Wires For Williams Grove Sprints Win, Dietrich Puts On Passing Clinic

Josh Weller wins oval first in URC Sprints

4/29/22

Mechanicsburg – Devon Borden wired the field from the pole to pick up the second win of his career at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking $5,500 for his 25 laps of work.

Borden took the win ahead of Danny Dietrich, who put on a passing clinic after starting 17th in the field.

In the 25-lap URC Sprint main it was Josh Weller scoring the first oval win of his career.

Borden’s pace with the lead was halted on the second lap when the cars of Aaron Bollinger and Dylan Cisney tangled in the third turn.

Bollinger’s mount was destroyed.

Borden restarted ahead of Mark Smith when the green replaced the yellow but Brent Shearer soon got by Smith for second.

Shearer was riding the top groove while Borden preferred the inside lane and soon Shearer began biting into Borden’s lead as the race progressed.

And by lap seven Shearer was knocking on the door for control.

At that point Borden changed lanes around the big half-mile and went up top to begin pulling away as Smith retook the runner up spot.

Meanwhile, from the back of the pack, Danny Dietrich was blasting low and high, darting around the oval to pass cars at will at a blistering pace.

By lap 10, Dietrich was riding sixth in the field.

At the halfway point, Borden had Smith, Shearer, Freddie Rahmer and Tyler Ross in the top five.

As Borden circled the track with the lead, Rahmer battled with Ross first and then Shearer before taking third with eight laps to go and Dietrich soon followed him into fourth.

The leader entered the backmarkers with five laps to go and Borden quickly got held up by cars racing for position just in front.

Smith was bearing down on Borden for the lead when another red flag appeared with four laps to go for seventh runner Alan Krimes who stopped on the track with a fire in the engine compartment.

Borden pulled away on the restart as Dietrich dispatched Rahmer before getting around Smith for second with a lap to go.

However Dietrich would come up one spot short thanks to time running out as Borden took the checkers some 2.5 seconds ahead at the finish.

Smith rode home third followed by Rahmer and Ross.

Sixth through 10th went to Brandon Rahmer, Justin Whittall, Lucas Wolfe, Shearer and Cisney.

Heats went to Borden and Shearer.

Borden drew the third starting spot for the URC main and was eyeing a sweep of the night before his plans went awry as the field began the second lap.

Tyler Brehm entered the first turn with the lead only to see Derek Hauck make contact with the back of his car, turning him sideways as he flew sideways up across the speedway.

Doug Hammaker blasted into the scene, dislodging Hauck but also collecting Borden against the outside rail.

Hauck got the point for the restart followed by Steve Buckwalter, Nash Ely and Josh Weller.

Buckwalter drove by for control when action restarted and threatened to pull away but Weller motored into second on lap six and began tracking him down.

It took seven more laps until Weller caught the leader, using the inside lane to run him down and then drive by.

Buckwalter seemed to find some speed after getting passed up for control and was coming back on Weller for the lead, running to Weller’s outside in the third and fourth turns when a spun car in the fourth corner forced a yellow flag.

The caution period settled the pace and cleared the track for Weller who made good on the opportunity to get the $1,500 victory.

Buckwalter was just under two seconds back at the finish followed by Derek Locke.

Borden blasted back to the front after restarting at the rear to end up fourth.

Hauck rode home fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Lucas Wolfe, Nash Ely, Jason Shultz, Jake Karklin and Cody Fletcher.

Heats for the 32-car field went to Adam Carberry, Shultz, Hauck and Buckwalter with Mike Thompson scoring the consolation race.

Feature Finish

4/29/22

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Devon Borden, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Mark Smith, 4. Freddie Rhamer, 5. Tyler Ross, 6. Brandon Rahmer, 7. Justin Whittall, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Brent Shearer, 10. Dylan Cisney, 11. Kyle Moody, 12. Dylan Norris, 13. TJ Stutts, 14. Jordan Givler, 15. Alan Krimes, 16. Troy Fraker, 17. Chase Dietz, 18. Rick Lafferty, 19. Aaron Bollinger

URC Sprints, 25 laps: 1. Josh Weller, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Derek Locke, 4. Devon Borden, 5. Derek Hauck, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Nash Ely, 8. Jason Shultz, 9. Jake Karklin, 10. Cody Fletcher, 11. Adam Carberry, 12. Mike Thompson, 13. Dallas Schott, 14. Andy Best, 15. Frankie Herr, 16. Devin Adams, 17. Jayden Wolfe, 18. Hayden Miller, 19. Brandon McGough, 20. Craig Pellegrini, 21. Jesse Pruchnik, 22. Ken Meisner, 23. Troy Betts, 24. Tyler Brehm, 25. Doug Hammaker

DNQ: Ryan Stillwaggon, Tyler Templin, Alyson Dietz, Denny Gross, Tim Stallings, Cameron Merriman, Brett Rose

 

 

Steve Smith Tribute Race presented by Conewago Set to Pay Out Over $60,000

Abbottstown, PA (April 28, 2022) – The Inaugural Steve Smith Tribute Race presented by Conewago is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 and will feature the 410 sprint cars, ARDC Midgets and USAC East Coast sprint cars. As previously announced, the 410 sprints are competing for $19,000 in honor of the Black Bandit’s famous #19 sprint car and they will be utilizing the PA Speedweek format. With over $60,000 to be paid out to the 410 sprints, the Steve Smith Tribute Race is shaping up to be one of, if not, the highest paying non-sanctioned sprint car race in Central Pennsylvania.

In total over $60,000 will be paid out to the 410 sprints thanks to generous sponsors. Each 410 sprint heat winner will take home $660 thanks to Fletcher’s Service Center. The driver that sets quick time will take home extra cash as will the hard charger. Drivers that do not qualify for the 40-lap feature will also go home with additional money. The driver leading on lap 19 will be $1,900 richer at the end of the night.

“We’re excited to honor Steve with an amazing event at Lincoln. Steve’s legacy is so important to Lincoln Speedway and sprint car racing as a sport,” said Jerry Parrish, General Manager at Lincoln Speedway. He continued, “We have some great sponsors for this event and of course we could not have done it without Steve’s family, they have put in a lot of work to make this a marquee event in Central PA.”

“Our family is very thankful for our many contributing supporters who were able to assist us in making this special event come together,” shared Brian Leppo on behalf of JoAnn and the family. “Conewago coming onboard as the Presenting Sponsor was a game changer for the event. Steve enjoyed a successful racing career all across our PA tracks and beyond, but he called Lincoln Speedway his home track. Thank you to Lincoln for hosting the Black Bandit Tribute race. A lot of effort was put in to offer the drivers and teams all the bells and whistles so to speak in honor of our Hall of Fame driver. Steve became a Legend with a tremendous amount of success at Lincoln. We wanted to make this event special with added incentives that all teams could possibly benefit from with this race. With the final purse and additional bonus it’s looking like a fantastic night at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway for the Black Bandit Tribute race. We are really looking forward to June 4th.”

Ticket prices for Saturday, June 4 are $30 for adult general admission, $15 for students (12-17 with photo ID) and pit passes are available for all ages at $40. Fans can get $5 off their general admission ticket for this race if they bring their rain check from the race the week before.

410 Feature Purse: [1] $19,000; [2] $6,600; [3] $3,519; [4] $2,519; [5] $2,019; [6] $1,719; [7] $1,619; [8] $1,519; [9] $1,419; [10] $1,319; [11] $1,219; [12] $1,119; [13] $1,019; [14] $919; [15] $819; [16] $719; [17] $619; [18] $619; [19] $619; [20] $519; [21] $519; [22] $519; [23] $519; [24] $519

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Three Divisions Plus Australian Pursuit Highlight Capital Auto Refinishing Supplies Night at the Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (April 27, 2022) Port Royal Speedway returns this Saturday, April 30th, with a three-division spectacular brought to you by Capital Auto Refinishing Supplies and their parent company of Zimmerman Auto Body Supplies Inc.

The evening will see the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars compete for $4000 to win along with the Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Models vying for $3000 to take the checkered flag. The PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars will round out the card. There will also be a 10-car $1000 to win Australian Pursuit in honor of long-time employee of the Speedway, Glenn Stitt, for the Super Late Models.

Along with the exciting action taking to the track, the fans will also be able to partake in the evening's festivities as it'll be camera and autograph night at the Speed Palace. All fans with a general admission arm band will be welcomed into the pits prior to the night's racing activities from 4:00pm to 4:45 to take pictures and get autographs with their favorite drivers and cars.

Gates Open at 3:00pm with Racing scheduled to kick off at 6:00pm

GA- $20, Students- $10, Pits- $30

Anthony Macri enters the weekend as the most recent winner in Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car competition as he bested the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend in the 7th Annual Keith Kauffman Classic worth $10,000. Macri is also the current point leader at the Speedway, though he is scheduled to compete with the World of Outlaws this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logan Wagner (-155), Mike Wagner (-240), Lucas Wolfe (-245) and Jeff Halligan (-255) round out the top five.

In Krill Recycling Super Late Model competition it's been all Colton Flinner this season as he has scored victories in all three regular weekly Super Late Model events at the Speedway. Though, Gregg Satterlee earned the most recent Super Late Model victory at the Juniata County oval when he bested the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the River Valley 40 to earn $10,000 in mid April.

Flinner sits at the top of the weekly point standings by a margin of 90 points over the ageless Gary Stuhler followed by Kyle Lee (-180), Austin Berry (-185) and Mike Lupfer (-185).

Following the completion of their A-main feature event, the top ten drivers in the field will be inverted to take part in a special Australian Pursuit event to honor Glenn Stitt. If at anytime throughout the 10-lap event a driver is completely passed, they will drop off the Speedway. The last driver remaining at the completion of 10 laps will earn $1000. 2nd- $500, 3rd- $400, 4th- $300, 5th- $200. 6th-10th- $100.

The PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars will be taking part in their second event of the 2022 racing season and it'll be Doug Dodson entering as the most recent winner with the division and the current series point leader. Domenic Melair (-15), Kenny Heffner (-25), Garrett Bard (-30) and Mike Alleman (-35) round out the top five.

As always, racing will also be broadcast via PPV on FloRacing and more information can be found regarding subscriptions and pricing at www.floracing.com.

Stay tuned to our various social media outlets and website www.portroyalspeedway.com for up to date information throughout the week and we look forward to seeing you at the track!

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

 24 April 2022

MACRI WINS EIGHTH RACE OF SEASON IN SELINSGROVE TILLEY CLASSIC;

SCHADEL OUTDUELS RINE FOR SUPER LATE MODEL VICTORY;

BUSSEY RETURNS TO ROADRUNNER VICTORY LANE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Anthony Macri of Dillsburg continued his early season domination in central Pennsylvania 410 sprint car racing with a victory in Sunday night’s Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway. In a string of five nights of racing, Macri won four races!

Macri earned $5,088 for his victory in the annual race honoring the memory of the speedway’s all-time sprint car winner and four-time champion Ray Tilley of Pine Grove. It was Macri’s fifth career win at the track.

He was also the Fast Tees Fast Time award winner with a lap time of 16.221 at the wheel of the Macri Concrete/J&S Fabrication No. 39M.

Brett Schadel of Herndon held off the challenges of defending track champion Jeff Rine of Danville for his first win of 2022 and fifth career at the track in the 25-lap super late model feature.

Bob Bussey of Northumberland returned to Victory Lane for his 27th career win in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, with the United Racing Club 360 sprint cars, super late models, and roadrunners on Real Diehl Excavating Night. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

Polesitter Freddie Rahmer stormed into the lead at the start of the sprint car main event. Rahmer was chased by fourth-place starter Brent Marks for the first lap. The caution flag unfurled for Ethan Stutts who made contact with the third turn wall on lap two.

When the race resumed, Marks pulled a slider on Rahmer in turns one and two for the lead. Third-place starter Anthony Macri followed Marks into the runner up position along with sixth-place starter Blane Heimbach. In the early laps, Heimbach attempted to power by Macri for the second position.

Another caution flag for Michael Walter in turn three regrouped the field on lap five. On the ensuing restart, Macri kept Marks in his sights. On the 17th circuit, Macri pulled alongside Marks on the backstretch and made the winning pass entering turn three.

In the final laps, Macri opened up a comfortable lead and posted a 2.7-second margin of victory over Marks for his first win in the Tilley Classic. Heimbach, fifth-place starter Lucas Wolfe, and 10th-place starter Dylan Norris completed the top five.

Front row starter Dan Stone pulled into the lead on the initial start of the super late model feature. On the second attempt, Stone’s car broke and he was forced to withdraw from the race. When the green flag waved for the third time, polesitter Brett Schadel took the lead and wired the field for the victory but not without several challenges from eighth-place starter Jeff Rine at the end of the race.

At the halfway point, Schadel led Rine, fifth-place starter Jim Bernheisel, and sixth-place starter Andy Haus. With five laps to go, 10th-place starter Bryan Bernheisel showed some speed and moved into third.

In the final laps, Rine made several attempts to pass Schadel on the inside to no avail. A caution flag on lap 24 set up a chase to the checkered flag with Schadel edging out Rine by .65 of a second. B. Bernheisel, Dylan Yoder and J. Bernheisel completed the top five.

Front row starter Terry Kramer powered into the lead at the start of the roadrunner race. On the third circuit, fourth-place starter Bob Bussey made the winning pass using the inside lane in turns one and two.

During the second half of the race, several caution flags regrouped the field but Bussey was able to stretch his lead over Kramer each time. Sixth-place starter Curtis Lawton made a charge into the third position in the final laps of the race but drifted back.

At the finish, Bussey was victorious over Kramer, seventh-place starter Nate Romig, ninth-place starter Matt Ney, and Lawton.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 24 April 2022

410 Sprint Cars - 16 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 39M Anthony Macri 2) 19M Brent Marks 3)12 Blane Heimbach 4) 5W Lucas Wolfe 5) 44 Dylan Norris 6) 51 Freddie Rahmer 7) 48 Danny Dietrich 8) 39 Chase Dietz 9) 23 Pat Cannon 10) 67 Justin Whittall 11) 5G Briggs Danner 12) 35 Jason Shultz 13) 33W Michael Walter 14) 23E Ethan Stutts 15) 27 Devon Borden 16) M1 Mark Smith Heat Winners: Freddie Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe Time Trials: 1) 39M Anthony Macri 16.221 2) 19M Brent Marks 16.300 3) 51 Freddie Rahmer 16.345 4) 5W Lucas Wolfe 16.375 5) 12 Blane Heimbach 16.383 6) 39 Chase Dietz 16.470 7) 67 Justin Whittall 16.486 8) 48 Danny Dietrich 16.497 9) 35 Jason Shultz 16.613 10) 27 Devon Borden 16.646 11) 33 Michael Walter 16.668 12) 44 Dylan Norris 16.673 13) 23 Pat Cannon 16.720 14) 5G Briggs Danner 16.903 15) 23T Ethan Stutts DNT 16) M1 Mark Smith DNT

Super Late Models - 24 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 22 Brett Schadel 2) 2J Jeff Rine 3) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 4) 24 Dylan Yoder 5) 31 Jim Bernheisel 6) 27 Jim Yoder 7) 1 Gene Knaub 8) 2 Andrew Yoder 9) 61 Ken Trevitz 10) 0G Deshawn Gingerich 11) 7 Meade Hahn 12) 93 Cory Lawler 13) 15 Scott Flickinger 14) 92 Shaun Lawton 15) 19 Drew Weisser 16) 63 Nathan Long 17) 12M Tyson Mowery 18) 76 Andy Haus 19) 32J Justin Weaver 20) G05 Paul Spear 21) 32 Coleby Frye 22) 9 Hayes Mattern 23) 2 Dan Stone 24) 77 Scott Dunham Heat Winners: Jim Bernheisel, Jeff Rine, Dan Stone

Roadrunners - 14 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) Bob Bussey 2) 992 Terry Kramer 3) 25 Nate Romig 4) 5 Matt Ney 5) 33 Curtis Lawton 6) 28 Miranda Minium 7) 8 Scott Landis 8) 14 Cory Lindenmuth 9) 19 Levi Vial 10) 12 Tom Underwood 11) 0 Johnny Palm 12) 60 Jimmy Kessler 13) 82 Jim Farly 14) 37 Ed Beasoncon Heat Winners: Jimmy Kessler, Tom Underwood

 

 

Wlliams Grove Has 410 Sprints And URC 360 Sprints Friday

358/360 Sprint Challenge Race is only appearance of season by URC

4/24/22

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the URC 360 sprint cars coming up this Friday night, April 29 at 7:30 pm.

The URC program will be a 358/360 sprint challenge race, allowing the regular Williams Grove 358 sprint cars to compete along with the URC cars.

The race will be a non-point event for the 358 sprints.

The URC field will be competing for $1,500 to win in a 25-lap main event while the 410 sprints race in another $5,500 to win feature.

April 29 will feature the URC stars in the circuit’s only appearance of the season at Williams Grove Speedway.

URC history at Williams Grove dates back to 1948 when Lucky Lux won the first URC sanctioned event at the oval.

Throughout the last decade, Mark Smith and the late Greg Hodnett have combined to win over 50% of the URC races staged at Williams Grove.

Anthony Macri is the most recent series winner at the track, having scored in 2020.

Reigning series champion Jason Shultz of Carlisle scored for URC in 2019.

In 410 sprint racing action at the track so far this season a repeat winner has yet to occur.

Four races have produced four different winners in the form of Justin Peck, Dylan Norris, Macri and most recently Brent Marks in the All Stars Tommy Classic on April 22.

Adult general admission for April 29 is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The track will host a Hoosier Diamond Series World of Outlaws tune up race coming up on Friday, May 6 along with action for the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

URC Sprints Head To Williams Grove For Lone 2022 Show Friday

Field taking shape with some crossovers expected

4/24/22

Mechanicsburg – Celebrating their 75th anniversary season in 2022, the URC 360 Sprint Series will make their one and only appearance of the season this Friday night, April 29 at Williams Grove Speedway.

The club will race in a 25-lap, $1,500 to win main event along with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints as they race in a $5,500 to win feature going 25 laps as well.

The Williams Grove 358 sprints will be eligible to compete in the URC program as the race is a 358/360 sprint challenge event.

For the 358 sprints, the race will be a non-point event.

Defending series champion Jason Shultz of Carlisle will be leading the band into the show along with Ryan Stillwaggon, Davie Franek, Andy Best, Adam Carberry, Josh Weller and others.

Shultz kicked off the URC season with a win at Port Royal Speedway a few weeks ago.

It is expected that a least a few of the Williams Grove 410 sprint drivers will compete with URC on Friday night.

Devon Borden has confirmed his intent to do double duty while Steve Buckwalter is also considered a possibility to pull a double.

Williams Grove 358 sprint car champion Derek Locke of Carlisle will be competing with a 360 under the hood for the show.

A regular in the 410 ranks, Pat Cannon of Etters has also confirmed his plans to compete with URC.

Among newcomers for the Williams Grove show will be URC competitor Jake Karklin, a native of Waxhaw, North Carolina.

Briggs Danner, who recently won his first ever Williams Grove main in a USAC East event, is a possible URC entrant as well.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

Anthony Macri Conquers the All Stars for Second Career Keith Kauffman Classic Victory at Port Royal Speedway; Briggs Danner Wins USAC East Coast

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway– PORT ROYAL, PA – (April 24, 2022) Anthony Macri and Logan Wagner have been cream of the crop all season at Port Royal Speedway. The duo have finished 1-2 twice already this season and between the pair, they had already captured four victories when entering Saturday's 7th Annual Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Keith Kauffman Classic presented by Valley Supply.

Continuing with the trend, the pair put on a battle for the ages as Macri held off the very best Wagner had to give to pick up the $10,000 victory in front of a jam-packed crowd Saturday night. The win was Macri's second in the event in the last three season's and his fifth career triumph with the All Star series.

"After our incident, me and Logan talked on the phone and we came to the conclusion that we were not going to give each other an inch," said Macri. "With starting sixth, I knew I needed to make something happen on the start as it was going to be a battle."

Wagner and All Star competitor Parker Price-Miller led the field of 28 drivers to the green flag and it was Wagner taking the lead on the opening circuit. Wagner's father, Mike, was third after setting Packer's Concessions, LLC. Quick Time earlier in the night.

Macri started sixth on the grid and by lap six he was lurking outside of the podium in fourth. One lap later the leaders were already in heavy lapped traffic and two laps later Macri moved into third.

Macri got by Price-Miller on lap 11 and he quickly started to reel in the four-time defending Port Royal Track Champion. By lap 17, Macri was all over the tail-tank of Wagner and the two exchanged slide-job's the following lap before Macri took over the top spot on lap 19.

However, Wagner wasn't finished yet. Wagner stayed close and on lap 24 and 25 the top two drivers brought the fans to their feet with sliders at both ends of the racetrack. It appeared that Wagner may have finally gotten the best of Macri, but the caution flew for a slowing TJ Stutts on the frontstretch to give Macri back the top spot.

"I was driving pretty aggressive and I may have been too aggressive too soon," said Macri. "He was all over me and I knew I needed to make the car as wide as I could to keep him behind."

With clean air in front of him, the expectation was that Macri may have caught a break. However, Wagner was far from finished trying to score his second consecutive Kauffman Classic and the pair raced within a car-length on the restart.

Coming to the two-to-go sign at the flagstand, Wagner raced alongside of Macri entering turn one and threw a slide job to briefly take over the top spot. However, Macri had the momentum entering the backstretch and regained the lead to take the white flag. Wagner tried the move again in turn one, but this time Macri pinched him down just enough to break Wagner's momentum.

Wagner tired to regroup down the backstretch and rode the wall in turn's three and four hoping for a miracle, but it was Macri by a margin of .584 seconds for the victory and the $10,000. Wagner, Lance Dewease, Ryan Smith and Mike Wagner rounded out the top five.

Lucas Wolfe was sixth followed by Danny Dietrich, who earned the $500 Valley Supply Hard Charger award after winning the B-main and starting 21st. Price-Miller earned the loan top ten finish for the All Stars in eighth and Jeff Halligan and Blane Heimbach finished out the top ten. All Star Bill Balog earned the $1000 J&S Classics Warrior Award via random draw after finishing 13th.

"There may have been something bent or broken on the car as it was a handful to drive those last final laps," said Macri. "I got to give Logan credit as he easily could have driven through me in one and two when we both went to the bottom, so I got to thank him for that.

"The lap before I went to the top and he threw a slider, so I knew it was coming again. I thought we were both crashing. Logan and I kind of have a rivalry going and it was fun racing hard like that and getting a win."

For Wager, the race reminded him of last season's battle in the event when he used a similar move to hold off Macri to take him the win.

"How about the fans out there? It was an unreal race against a stout car," said Wagner. "That's the way it goes sometimes and I can't be upset. I feel like we built a level of respect for each other and we drew a line in the sand. I got a good run there at the end and he shut the door and did what he had to do. I did the same thing to him last year and that's just what you have to do sometimes."

For Dewease, he was just a spectator at the end as he ran out of time to mount a serious charge.

"We were a lot better than we were in the dash as we were terrible, but we got rolling there at the end," said Dewease. "I was really good there at the end, but those two are pretty good when in clean air and we'll take the third and keep plugging away at it."

Smith, Cap Henry, Price-Miller, Logan Wagner and Justin Whittall all scored heat race victories, which were worth $500 each courtesy of the night's sponsor, Valley Supply.

410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Anthony Macri, 2. Logan Wagner, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Mike Wagner, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Danny Dietrich, 8. Parker Price-Miller, 9. Jeff Halligan, 10. Blane Heimbach, 11. Gerard McIntyre, 12. Cap Henry, 13. Bill Balog, 14. Brent Marks, 15. Hunter Schuerenberg, 16. Tyler Courtney, 17. Chris Windom, 18. Zeb Wise, 19. Scott Bogucki, 20. Dylan Cisney, 21. Cory Eliason, 22. AJ Flick, 23. Justin Peck, 24. Kyle Reinhardt, 25. Tim Shaffer, 26. Curt Stroup, 27. Justin Whittall, 28. TJ Stutts

Briggs Danner came out the top man in a mid-race three car battle between himself, Alex Bright and Mark Smith to score the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars victory Saturday night. The win was worth $2000 and was his second career victory at the Juniata County oval.

Ed Aiken and Smith led the field of 19 cars to the green flag and it was Smith getting the early lead on the field. Smith led the first seven laps of the event before giving way to Bright, who started fourth on the grid. Danner, who started third, followed suit to move into the runner-up spot as well.

Two laps later Danner used a slider in turn's one and two to overtake Bright for the top spot and from there it was smooth sailing. Danner took the win easily over Steven Drevicki, who earned the $100 AV Frenchies Hard Charger Award for the event after starting 11th. Bright, Carmen Perigo and Smith rounded out the top five.

Colin White, Kenny Miller II, Aiken, Christian Bruno and Jason Cherry completed the top ten.

USAC East Coast Results- 1. Briggs Danner, 2. Steven Drevicki, 3. Alex Bright, 4. Carmen Perigo, 5. Mark Smith, 6. Colin White, 7. Kenny Miller II, 8. Ed Aiken, 9. Christian Bruno, 10. Jason Cherry, 11. Nash Ely, 12. Bruce Buckwalter, 13. Lee Kauffman, 14. John Fraker, 15. Joey Amantea, 16. Tommy Kunsman, 17. Preston Lattomus, 18. Billy Ney, 19. Troy Fraker

 

 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

MATT CAMPBELL SCORES FIRST WIN WITH NEW TEAM; Travis McClelland Victorious in Legends Feature; Andrew Yoder Wires Field for Limited Late Model Win

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 30, 2022 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints + Penn-Mar Vintage (York County Racing Club Night)

Saturday, May 7, 2022 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series Event) + Extreme Stocks

Saturday, May 11, 2022 (7:30PM) World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash $10,000 to win for 410 Sprints [rain date: Thursday, May 12]

Abbottstown, PA (April 23, 2022) – Matt Campbell ended 2021 at Lincoln scoring a win in the final race of the season. During the off-season Campbell found himself as the driver for the newly formed Rutherford Motorsports team. The #19R had shown speed on the track, but the team has faced setbacks early in the season, “It’s been a wild start to this year. The car has been great every week. We’re a new team and we’ve had gremlins.” Campbell won his heat, handicapping him to the front of the 30-lap feature. Matt would line up eighth and worked his way to the front of the field just past the half-way point of the race on lap 18. Campbell shared in victory lane, “I made a couple mistakes myself at the beginning but the car got better at the end. Its’ what we wanted to do, set the car up for the last 15 and not the first 15. To me it felt like it just got better and better as the race went along which really helped us out when we got into lapped traffic there to take the lead.”

After the struggles the team faced earlier in the season Campbell couldn’t have said it better, “This is definitely what we needed here.” As part of Gene Latta Ford Wheel of Fortune Night, Campbell had the opportunity to spin the wheel to increase his earnings to $5,000, $6,000 or $7,000. After spinning the wheel it landed on $4,000 for Campbell.

Two #23 cars shared the front row for the start of the feature, pole-sitter Chris Arnold and Michael Millard. Arnold led the field into turn 1 with Millard in third and Tyler Esh running third.

Esh got under Millard in turns 3 and 4 to take second by a nose at the line. Millard battled back in turns 1 and 2 on the next lap. Tyler Ross drove by both of them to move from fourth to second with one pass. Esh got back by Ross for second after the spectacular two car move.

Matt Campbell was up to third on lap 3 and searching for a way around Esh for second. Arnold was approaching lapped traffic on lap 7 with a sizeable lead over Esh.

Campbell tried a slider on lap 10 in turns 1 and 2 but could not make the pass. The move allowed Ross to close in and make it a three-car battle for second.

Campbell pulled another slider, this time turn 4 and this time it worked. Campbell moved into second on lap 15. Ross followed and took fourth.

Aaron Bollinger was closing in on Esh as Campbell was tracking down Arnold for the lead.

Campbell took the lead on lap 18 with Ross right behind him sending Arnold back to third. Bollinger and Arnold swapped spots as they battled for position.

The first and only caution came on lap 24 when Esh spun on the front stretch.

The top five for the restart were Campbell, Ross, Arnold, Bollinger and Hivner.

Arnold looked to the bottom to try and take second back from Ross on the restart but Ross held the spot.

Campbell was closing in on the tail end of the field when the white flag waved. Campbell’s advantage over Ross was nearly a straightaway.

Campbell took the checkered flag 3.552 seconds ahead of Ross. Bollinger crossed the line third and Arnold was fourth. Robbie Kendall completed the top five.

The 410 sprint car heat races went to Chris Arnold, Tyler Esh, Trey Hivner and Matt Campbell.

Travis McClelland Victorious in Legends Feature

Travis McClelland has finished second in Legends features at Lincoln more times than he cares to remember, but on Saturday night he finally parked his family’s #51 in victory lane.

Choya Young started on the pole of the 20-lap feature and shot to the lead when the green flag dropped with three-car battle for second in full force behind him.

Travis McClelland, who started eighth, with Jorgie Sweger in third and Cory Phillips in fourth.

The yellow flag flew on lap 1 when Stephen Wurtzer slowed in turn 1. The top five for the restart were Young, McClelland, Sweger, Phillips and Seth Kearchner.

McClelland was all over Young on the restart with Sweger fading back.

McClelland got under Young as they raced into turn 3 and took the lead by inches on lap 2 at the line. Young got a slight advantage coming out of turn 2 but McClelland took it back maintaining the lead.

Sweger brought out the caution on lap 2 when she found herself sitting against the guardrail in turn 4. Sweger had been running third.

Shaun Abney lined up fifth for the restart after starting 16th. McClelland had a solid restart with plenty of action taking place behind him. Kearchner got under Phillips for third with Abney following. Chris Transeau came through as well, battling Abney for fourth. Abney reclaimed the spot on lap 4.

Kearchner under Phillips for third Abney follows along with Transeau – Transeau into fourth but Abney battles back to reclaim the spot on lap 4

The caution flag waved again on lap 8 when Young spun coming out of turn 4. Young had been running second.

McClelland led Kearchner, Transeau, Abney and Mike Racine to the cone for the single-file restart.

Kearchner stuck his nose under McClelland on the restart but McClelland held the lead.

Kearchner wasn’t going away and continued to battle McClelland in the turns for the lead. McClelland would gain back on the straightaways.

Kearchner nearly took the lead at the line on lap 13 but McClelland held on by a thread. The next lap saw a caution when Sweger, Aaron Updegraff, Preston Alleman and Bryan Wagaman got together in turn 1.

McClelland, Kearchner, Transeau, Bob Stough and Racine were the top five for the restart.

The caution came out again on the restart when Preston Alleman spun in turn 4.

Stough looked under Transeau for third and took it coming out of turn 4 on lap 15. Transeau raced side by side with Stough trying to take third back but Stough held the spot.

Racine made it a three-car battle for third with Transeau holding on to the podium position. Stough got by Transeau on lap 18 to take the spot for good.

McClelland crossed the line for his first Legends feature win at Lincoln .746 seconds ahead of Kearchner. Stough finished third and Transeau was fourth. Racine held on to finish fifth.

Central PA Legends heat race wins went to Travis McClelland, Choya Young, Chris Transeau and Seth Kearchner.

Andrew Yoder Wires Field for Limited Late Model Win

Andrew Yoder was impressive in his first limited late model feature at Lincoln Speedway. Yoder wired the field and dominated the 20-lap feature on Saturday night to score his first feature win.

Chad Earnst started on the pole for the 20-lap feature with Yoder lined up second. Yoder used the outside to take the lead over Earnst and Bobby Beard at the start.

The yellow flag flew on lap 1 when Eddie Richards slowed in turn 1.

Shaun Miller and Beard battled side by side behind Earnst on the restart for third. The field saw a caution again on lap 2 when Colin Knaub and Charles Potts got together in turn 2.

Yoder led Earnst, Beard, Miller and Dan Zechman on the restart. Beard looked under Earnst for second and took the spot on lap 3. Wesley Bonebrake made his way into fifth and was looking to get by Miller for fourth when the caution came out on lap 7 for debris on the back stretch.

Zechman took a peek under Earnst for fifth on the restart but Earnst held the spot. Bonebrake and Miller battled for third with Miller holding onto the position by inches at the line on lap 9. Bonebrake took the spot on lap 10 and made quick work of reeling in Beard and was battling for second on lap 12.

Bonebrake made the pass for second by a nose at the line on lap 16. Harry Shipe Jr. brought out the caution on lap 18

With two laps to go Yoder led Bonebrake, Beard, Miller and Earnst for the late race restart. Zechman got by Earnst for fifth on the restart as Yoder checked out from the rest of the field.

Yoder won the feature by 1.389 seconds over Bonebrake. Beard held on to finish third and Miller was fourth. Zechman completed the top five.

Limited Late Model heat race wins went to Bobby Beard and Shaun Miller.

Next Saturday, April 30, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and Penn-Mar Vintage Cars. It is also York County Racing Club Night. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 4:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, April 23, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 19R-Matt Campbell ($4,000); 2. 75-Tyler Ross; 3. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 4. 23A-Chris Arnold; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 11A-Austin Bishop; 7. 39-Chase Dietz; 8. 7H-Trey Hivner; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich; 10. 27-Devon Borden; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher; 12. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 13. 44-Dylan Norris; 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 21-Dominic Scelzi; 16. 99m-Kyle Moody; 17. 23-Michael Millard; 18. 11P-Niki Young; 19. 1X-Chad Trout; 20. 90-Jordan Givler; 21. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 22. 35T-Tyler Esh (DNF); 23. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 24. 5J-John Walp (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Chris Arnold (1-17) & Matt Campbell (18-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 23A-Chris Arnold; 2. 23-Michael Millard; 3. 11P-Niki Young; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 27-Devon Borden; 7. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 59-Jim Siegel

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 35T-Tyler Esh; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 99m-Kyle Moody; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 5a-Zachary Allman; 7. 21-Dominic Scelzi; 8. 5-Glenndon Forsythe

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 7H-Trey Hivner; 2. 75-Tyler Ross; 3. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 4. 5J-John Walp; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 33-Riley Emig

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19R-Matt Campbell; 2. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 3. 11A-Austin Bishop; 4. 90-Jordan Givler; 5. 39-Chase Dietz; 6. 1x-Chad Trout; 7. 97-Brie Hershey

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 27-Devon Borden; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 21-Dominic Scelzi; 5. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 59-Jim Siegel 7. 33-Riley Emig; 8. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 5a-Zachary Allman (DNF); 10. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

Gene Latta Ford Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature (20 laps) – 1. 51-Travis McClelland ($300); 2. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 3. 07-Bob Stough; 4. 18-Chris Transeau; 5. 70-Mike Racine; 6. 26-Shaun Abney; 7. 53-Bill Diehl; 8. 80-Wes Alleman; 9. 3G-Joshua Schrum; 10. 31K-Lincoln Kearchner; 11. 17-Cory Phillips; 12. 16-Zach Baxter; 13. 4J-Choya Young; 14. 90-Scott Spidle; 15. 24-Justin Cunningham; 16. 2G-Shaun Miller; 17. 34-Dan Harrison; 18. 27-Logan Carbaugh (DNF); 19. 7-Preston Alleman (DNF); 20. 77A-Aaron Updegraff (DNF); 21. 18J-Jorjie Sweger (DNF); 22. 30W-Bryan Wagaman (DNF); 23. 44-Ron Little (DNF); 24. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Choya Young (1) & Travis McClelland (2-20)

Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 2. 07-Bob Stough; 3. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 4. 24-Justin Cunningham; 5. 26-Shaun Abney; 6. 55x-Richie Dobson; 7. 90-Scott Spidle; 8. 31K-Lincoln Kearchner; 9. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith; 10. 98-Casey Stigler; 11. 7H-Hunter Mcelroy; 12. 13w-Vincent Wenrich (DNF)

Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 7-Preston Alleman; 5. 2G-Shaun Miller; 6. 16-Zach Baxter; 7. 9-Rick Hartwig; 8. 21-Tim Poffenberger; 9. 1G-Shawn Groft; 10. 11R-Scott Musselman; 11. 13B-Ron Blizzard Jr.; 12. 54-Delaney Warehime

Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 4J-Choya Young; 2. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 3. 30w-Bryan Wagaman; 4. 3G-Joshua Schrum; 5. 80-Wes Alleman; 6. 93-Brent Marquis; 7. 34-Dan Harrison; 8. 000-Eric McClane; 9. 119-Brady Arndt; 10. 19s-Steve Seibert; 11. 9D-Brady Dillon; 12. 57-Luke Stiles

Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 18-Chris Transeau; 2. 17-Cory Phillips; 3. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 4. 70-Mike Racine; 5. 30J-Justin Wagaman; 6. 44-Ron Little; 7. 25-Eric Hurst; 8. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 9. 02EZ-Ezra Burdette; 10. 13-Caleb Masse; 11. 24R-Brian Rampmeyer Jr. (DNF)

Central PA Legends Consy #1 Finish (8 laps) – 1. 26-Shaun Abney; 2. 2G-Shaun Miller; 3. 16-Zach Baxter; 4. 31K-Lincoln Kearchner; 5. 90-Scott Spidle; 6. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith; 7. 9-Rick Hartwig; 8. 21-Tim Poffenberger; 9. 13B-Ron Blizzard Jr.; 10. 98-Casey Stigler; 11. 1G-Shawn Groft; 12. 7H-Hunter Mcelroy; 13. 11R-Scott Musselman (DNF); 14. 55x-Richie Dobson (DNF); 15. 54-Delaney Warehime (DNF); 16. 13w-Vincent Wenrich (DNF)

Central PA Legends Consy #2 Finish (8 laps) – 1. 80-Wes Alleman; 2. 30J-Justin Wagaman; 3. 93-Bill Diehl; 4. 34-Dan Harrison; 5. 44-Ron Little; 6. 25-Eric Hurst; 7. 19s-Steve Seibert; 8. 9D-Brady Dillon; 9. 119-Brady Arndt; 10. 000-Eric McClane; 11. 02EZ-Ezra Burdette; 12. 57-Luke Stiles; 13. 13-Caleb Masse; 14. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 15. 24R-Brian Rampmeyer Jr. (DNF)

Limited Late Models

Limited Late Model Feature Finish (20 laps) – 1. 2Y-Andrew Yoder; 2. 37F-Wesley Bonebrake; 3. 19-Bobby Beard; 4. 115S-Shaun Miller; 5. 2-Dan Zechman; 6. 10-Jeremy Ott; 7. 08-Zach Kauffman; 8. E85-Chad Earnst; 9. 08B-Jacob Burdette; 10. FOUR-Eddie Richards; 11. 20-Colin Knaub; 12. 55-Jerry Wells; 13. 00-Harry Shipe Jr. (DNF); 14. 37B-Brandon Eveler (DNF); 15. 99-Kyle Bachman (DNF); 16. 5-Charlie Potts (DNF); 17. 6-Terry Gingerich (DNS); 18. 21-Chad Myers (DNS)

Limited Late Model Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 19-Bobby Beard; 2. 5-Charles Potts; 3. 10-Jeremy Ott; 4. E85-Chad Earnst; 5. 37F-Wesley Bonebrake; 6. 37B-Brandon Eveler; 7. 08-Zach Kauffman; 8. 99-Kyle Bachman; 9. 55-Jerry Wells; 10. 40-Tommy Slanker (DNS)

Limited Late Model Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 115s-Shaun Miller; 2. 20-Colin Knaub; 3. 2Y-Andrew Yoder; 4. 2Z-Dan Zechman; 5. FOUR-Eddie Richards; 6. 08B-Jacob Burdette; 7. 00-Harry Shipe Jr.; 8. 6-Terry Gingerich (DNF); 9. 21-Chad Myers (DNF)

 

 

Marks Wins Williams Grove All Stars Tommy Classic

4/22//22

Mechanicsburg – Brent Marks of Myerstown scored the 14th running of the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking the win over the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars circuit.

The 13th win of Marks’ career at Williams Grove was worth $6,000. It was his first ever in the speedway Tommy Classic.

Marks earned the pole for the 30-lap Tommy race by winning the dash over Lance Dewease and the pair would comprise the front row for the start of the main.

Marks looked good at the front of the field early aboard his No. 19M with both Dewease and Tyler Courtney in tow.

However when the leader entered the backmarkers on the seventh tour, Dewease began to close the gap.

Marks was just coming up on a pair of lapped cars racing side by side, threatening to stall his pace when the first caution flag of the race appeared on the 11th tour for a stopped Cory Eliason.

Under the yellow, Freddie Rahmer came up with a right rear flat while running in sixth after starting in 17th spot.

The restart saw Marks keep Dewease as bay as Courtney made a run at Dewease on the high side in the second turn.

But the trio had spaced out by lap 15 when the red flag unfurled for a two-car crash in the third turn involving Rahmer and Jared Esh.

Both men escaped injury but their cars suffered severe damage.

Dewease took what would be his big shot on the restart.

After following Marks though turns one and two, he blasted deep into the third corner trying to come up with the lead.

However his bid fell a bit short, allowing Marks to pull away instead once the pair hit the straightaway.

A final yellow flag with eight laps to go, again for a stopped Eliason, regrouped the field but Marks blasted away when the green flag returned.

Dewease did his best to track the leader back down by the finish but the margin of victory was .647 seconds for Marks.

“I felt the top going away,” Marks said.

“I knew I had to run around the bottom and make Lance pass me on the top. One nice thing about Lance is you know where he runs around this place. He is so good here and it’s pretty special to beat him.”

Danny Dietrich surged past Courtney for third during the last two laps.

Courtney finished fourth with Anthony Macri riding home in fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Parker Price-Miller, Justin Whittall, Dylan Norris, TJ Stutts and Kyle Reinhardt.

Heats went to Dietrich, Marks, Norris, Ryan Smith and Price-Miller.

Marks won the dash and Justin Peck scored the B Main.

Macri set fast time over the 41-car field with a lap of 16.902 seconds.

Feature Finish

4/22/22

410 sprint cars, 30 laps: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Tyler Courtney, 5. Anthony Macri, 6. Parker Price-Miller, 7. Justin Whittall, 8. Dylan Norris, 9. TJ Stutts, 10. Kyle Reinhardt, 11. Gio Scelzi, 12. Zeb Wise, 13. Ryan Smith, 14. Lucas Wolfe, 15. Justin Peck, 16. Cap Henry, 17. Chase Dietz, 18. Bill Balog, 19. Tim Shaffer, 20. Brad Howard, 21. Kyle Moody, 22. Dylan Cisney, 23. Cory Eliason, 24. Jared Esh, 25. Freddie Rahmer, 26. Chad Trout, 27. Brent Shearer

DNQ: Riley Emig, Dominic Scelzi, Troy Wagaman Jr., Alan Krimes, Scott Bogucki, Pat Cannon, Kevin Thomas Jr., Hunter Schuerenberg, Steve Buckwalter, Chris Windom, Robbie Kendall, Devon Borden, Aaron Bollinger, Matt Campbell

 

 

BLOOMSBURG FAIR RACEWAY, BLOOMSBURG, PA

WEBSITE: https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/

COMING EVENTS:

May 5 @7:00 pm 360/358 Winged Sprints

May 19 @7:00 pm World of Outlaw Late Models $10,000-to-win + PASS 305 Sprints

Anthony Macri keeps hot streak going with All-Star Sprint win at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway…collects 4th straight win; Tim Buckwalter tops All Pro SpeedSTR field

By DINO OBERTO

(BLOOMBURG 4-21-22) Early into in the afternoon on Thursday officials at the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway where facing a situation of yet another dreary forecast and could it impede the night of racing planned, especially with so many teams from across the country in town for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competing in a $6000-to-win main event along with the All Pro SpeedSTRs.

Not about to toss in the towel the night went on as planned and when the gates eventually swung open hauler after hauler began to file in and likewise fans too and the result was an excellent crowd and bustling pit area plus a national audience watching on live streaming that put the racing spotlight on Bloomsburg.

As it turned out the track was perfectly groomed and both features produced fantastic action as fans witnessed some of the best drivers in the country take on the 3/8th mile dirt oval.

Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, considered one of the hottest Sprint car drivers in the nation right now, scored his fourth 410 Sprint win in a row. Meanwhile Tim Buckwalter of Douglasville held off perennial veteran Billy Pauch Sr., of Frenchtown, NJ and his son Billy Pauch Jr., from Milford, NJ in claiming the All Pro SpeedSTR laurels.

When the 30-lap All Star feature got underway Marci was set to start on the pole but was set back two spots for jumping the initial start. That put Australian Scott Bogucki in the top spot and he would then go on the lead the first nine laps followed by Bill Balog of North Pole AK.

Lapped traffic would become a big factor as the leaders began negotiating back markers by the fifth circuit. Keeping Bogucki close in his sights, Balog used the heavy traffic to catch and pass him with nine laps compete. And no sooner did the pass for the lead take place Bogucki got high in turn one and his car suddenly flipped after clipping the wall. He exited okay but the car was done for the night.

When the action resumed Balog now had Macri chasing him and within a few laps traffic again came into play. As the front pair reached the halfway mark they were in a torrid side-by-side battle while having to meticulously work around lapped cars.

And for Macri that would be his winning advantage as pulled back slightly in order to size up Balog and in doing so got him trapped behind oncoming cars and on lap 17 took over the lead. From then on he was able to drive a solid line and by the time the checkers waved he had a commanding lead.

“It’s always better to be in lapped traffic running second and I was able to zig when he (Balog) zagged. I was able to get through lapped traffic as efficiently as I could and we got the lead and it all paid off and here we are,” said Macri who won the night prior at Bridgeport Speedway and last weekend at Williams Grove and Port Royal Speedways.

“We’ve won four in a row before at Port Royal but to win four in row at four different tracks is pretty damn cool. My guys worked their butts off and I couldn’t be more proud of them and I’ve been trying to do my best behind the wheel.”

Balog held on for a solid second with Justin Peck of Moravia, IN, point leader Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, IN, and Zeb Wise of Angola, IN rounding out the top five.

“This car feels pretty good and I feel happy with it right now. I have to be honest Macri and that team is super good but on the race track I felt that somehow we should have got the job done. I just made a little mistake and I got hung out to dry in (turns) one and two,” said Balog.

Parker Price Miller of from Kokomo, set a new track record in qualifying with a lap of 13.250 seconds. Marci, Bogucki and Blog won heat races.

For the 20 lap SpeedSTR event Pauch Sr., went to the early lead but behind him was a bevy of close racing breathing down his back as Buckwalter and Pauch Jr., went side-by-side while chasing right behind the leader. Also in the mix was last Thursday night Bloomsburg USAC winner and defending SpeedSTR champ Briggs Danner of Allentown.

By lap three Buckwalter not only shook off Pauch Jr., but quickly zeroed in on Pauch Sr., and the next time around was able to duck to his inside and snag the lead. There was no looking back from there on as he remained solid en route to his first time winning at Bloomsburg.

“The track was awesome and hats to the guys for the great surface they gave us. SpeedSTRs a lot of times get single file but we were able to really run two and three wide all race long and you could really blast it into (turn) one wide and get a good bite,” said Buckwalter.

“When you’re running with both Billy Sr., and Jr., and Briggs, those guys are so good and if show it to them and don’t finish it that might be your last chance so I knew I had to just wait and get a feel for the car.”

After taking the lead Buckwalter showed it was his race to lose as he maintained a consistent line on each passing lap. And despite a few cautions that bunched the field he never wavered.

“This is super exciting to win here. There’s a lot of history at this place and I’ve heard about it over the years and to be here in Victory Lane is a great feeling and hopefully when we come back we can repeat,” said Buckwalter.

Pauch Sr., held on to score second over his son while Alex Bright from Collegeville, also a winner here last Thursday with USAC and Tom Mayberry of Sellersville completed the top five.

“These cars are not well-balanced and you have to sit up in the seat and really drive them and I was giving it the best I could. Timmy got that run on me in (turn) four and my biggest problem was getting into (turn) one, I couldn’t negotiate the car from sliding up,” said Pauch Sr.

“I didn’t come here to run second I came to run first and I’d like to win at Bloomsburg and put that on my win list. This is a nice facility and they just need to massage it a little bit and you’ll have a hell of a race track here.”

Buckwalter swept the night by winning his heat. Pauch Sr., also copped a prelim verdict.

All-Star Sprints feature finish (30 laps): 1. Anthony Macri, 2. Bill Balog, 3. Justin Peck, 4. Tyler Courtney, 5. Zeb Wise, 6. Parker Price Miller, 7. Alex Bowman, 8. Brent Marks, 9. Dylan Norris, 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 11. Mark Smith, 12. Cap Henry, 13. Cory Eliason, 14. Dominic Scelzi, 15. Ryan Smith, 16. Lucas Wolfe, 17. Tim Schaffer, 18. Devon Borden, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Chase Dietz, 21. Kevin Thomas Jr., 22. Christopher Bell, 23. Scott Bogucki, 24. Kyle Reinhardt DNQ: John Walp, Howard Bradley, Davie Franek

All Pro SpeedSTR feature finish (20 laps): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Billy Pauch Sr., 3. Billy Pauch Jr., 4. Alex Bright, 5. Tom Mayberry, 6. Gary Wagner, 7. Rich Tobias Jr., 8. TJ Mayberry, 9. Dillon Steuer, 10. Dustin Morris, 11. Ryan Krachun, 12. Andy Haus, 13. Briggs Danner, 14. Scott Houdeshell, 15. Cale Zangli, 16. Louden Reimert, 17. Chase Walker, 18. Andy Ressler

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Set to Invade Port Royal for 7th Annual Keith Kauffman Classic

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (April 20, 2022) Port Royal Speedway is set to host the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time in the 2022 racing season for the 7th Annual Keith Kauffman Classic presented by Valley Supply on Saturday, April 23rd.

The annual tradition will see the 410 Sprint Cars compete for a $10,000 winner's share and the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars will join in on the fun with a $2000 to-win event as well.

Gates open at 3:00pm with racing set to kick off at 6:00pm.

GA- $25, Students- $10, Pits- $35

Formed in 1970 as the first ‘Outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era, the All Stars series has been a staple in the Central Pa. region for decades past. In its current form, the series is owned by motorsports legend Tony Stewart (since 2015) and features some of the best drivers in winged sprint car action that the sport has to offer.

The event honors National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Kauffman, a 24-time winner with the All Stars and the winningest driver in the history of Port Royal Speedway. Four-time defending track champion Logan Wagner picked up the victory in last season's event over Anthony Macri, Ian Madsen, Jacob Allen and Lance Dewease.

Dewease has won the event an unprecedented three times (2017-2019), while Dale Blaney was the winner of the race during its inaugural event in 2016. Macri scored a victory in the event as well in 2020.

Macri, a two-time winner this season, enters the event as the current Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car points leader. Wagner, who has also won two events at the Speedway in weekly competition, is second over Jeff Halligan, Mike Wagner and Lucas Wolfe. You can expect a handful of local invaders to attend the event along with several outside invaders as well.

The Tezos All Stars will bring 14 series regulars to the track who will by vying for the 2022 series title, which is a historical high for the series. Tyler 'Sunshine' Courtney enters the season as the defending champion and current points leader. He’ll be looking to score his first career 410 Winged Sprint Car victory at the Speedway during the event. Courtney does own one prior win at the track with the USAC Wingless Sprint Cars in 2019.

Other drivers who will be in attendance representing the All Star invaders will be Cory Eliason (2 prior wins), Hunter Schuerenberg, Zeb Wise, Bill Balog, Justin Peck (1 career win), Kyle Reinhardt ( 1 410 Sprint Car win and 1 360 win), Cap Henry, Bradley Howard, Parker Price-Miller and Tim Shaffer. Shaffer owns 67 career victories with the All Stars but has yet to find victory lane at the Speed Palace in his National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum career.

The series will also bring three rookies to the track who will by vying for the All Star Rookie of the Year. Kevin Thomas Jr. and Chris Windom are former wingless standouts making the transition to winged racing, while Scott Bogucki will be transitioning from the ASCS 360 Sprint Car ranks to full-time 410 Sprint Car competition. Windom has two prior victories at the Speedway in USAC Wingless competition.

As part of the night's festivities, Valley Supply sponsored drivers Anthony Macri and Dylan Cisney will have their cars on display and will be signing autographs just behind the main grandstands prior to racing. Kauffman will also be on hand joining them signing autographs as well. They’ll be there from 3:30 to 4:30.

Specific to the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars, AV Frenchies will pay $100 to the hard charger during their A-main event.

Valley Supply will also be adding extra incentives for the night. Outside of their regular $500 hard charger award, they’ll be paying $500 to all heat race winners. Packer's Concessions, LLC. will also be offering $200 to the nights fast time award winner!

Fans will also have an opportunity to bring home some extra cash via Valley Supply. Footballs will be thrown into the crowd with numbers representing each starting position for the nights A-main event. The fan with the number representing the starting position of the nights hard charger will receive $100 cash, while one lucky fan whose football has a diamond on it will receive $150 and tickets to a future event!

For those not in attendance, racing will be available via FloRacing and more information regarding subscription pricing can be found at www.floracing.com

 

 

Williams Grove All Stars Tommy Classic Is Friday!

Hoosier Diamond Series begins with 6K payday in sprints-only program April 22

Can All Stars Get Back To Victory Lane?

4/17/22

Mechanicsburg – Competitors are primed for the first big race of the season at Williams Grove Speedway for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars, coming up this Friday night, April 22 at 7:30 pm.

The All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint cars will be in the house Friday to invade for the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Classic presented by KRS Graphics.

The annual Tommy Classic will be the first race of the season in the Hoosier Diamond Series at Williams Grove, paying $6,000 to win the 30-lap affair.

The race is meant to honor Tommy Hinnershitz, known as “The Flying Dutchman,” from Oley, Pennsylvania, who holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at historic Williams Grove Speedway back on May 21, 1939.

California’s Kyle Larson, an independent driver, pocketed the Tommy Classic loot last season while on his way to claiming the 2021 NASCAR season title.

Larson also copped the classic in 2020.

The late Craig Keel won the first Tommy race in 2007.

No one has won more Tommy Classic races than local Lance Dewease who is a three-time victor.

For the All Stars, the event presents the first chance of the season for the travelers to invade and show their stuff against the famed Pennsylvania Posse.

After starting their history at the track back in 1970, it took until 2019 until a touring All Star in the form of Aaron Reutzel was able to break into victory lane at Williams Grove.

All other shows had been won by the locals and only twice since has an All Star, again as in Reutezel, taken a Williams Grove win.

The travelers’ last win at the track was in September of 2020.

So the question is, has a new winless streak begun for the All Stars at Williams Grove Speedway?

The previous streak lasted some 35 events.

Defending series titlist Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind., will lead the All Stars into Williams Grove on Friday after just sweeping a pair of races at Attica, Ohio.

Others expected to invade include Cory Eliason, Hunter Schuerenberg, Justin Peck, Zeb Wise, Kyle Reinhardt and more.

Peck already has an unsanctioned win at the track this season after taking the Williams Grove season opener on March 18.

The local fight will be put up by the likes of Lance Dewease, Danny Dietrich and Anthony Macri among others.

Larson and Macri were All Stars winners at Williams Grove last season and Macri is fresh off of a Williams Grove win on April 15.

Adult general admission for the April 22 racing program is set at $25 with students ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Hinnershitz Legacy Honored Friday At Williams Grove

4/17/22

Mechanicsburg – This Friday’s All Stars sprint car show at Williams Grove Speedway is meant to honor its original winner. He was the first. He had one of the most recognizable names in motorsports history dating back to the 1930s.

On tap at Williams Grove on Friday will be the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic, honoring the late, great racer from Oley that holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at the brand new Williams Grove Speedway back on Sunday, May 21, 1939.

Hinnershitz won the race in what was called a “hard and heady” event to best the famed Joie Chitwood.
Hinnershitz’s death in 1999 left behind an auto-racing legacy worthy of note by any standards.

During his 30-year career spanning 1930-1960, “The Fying Dutchman,” as he was known, amassed seven AAA/USAC Eastern Big Car Championships, taking titles in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956 and in 1959.

He had garnered 103 total AAA/USAC feature wins with 19 taking place at Williams Grove.
Hinnershitz set 43 AAA track records during his tenure and would compete in three Indianapolis 500s.

At the time of his death, the 87-year old was ranked second behind Steve Kinser on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s Top Sprint Car Drivers of All Time list.

Back in 1939, when Hinnershitz passed Chitwood for the lead in that maiden race at Williams Grove, the duel was billed as “one of the most thrilling bits of driving ever witnessed on a Pennsylvania speedway.”

It was said that when Hinnershitz passed Chitwood, “the Big Chief was met with acclaim from the crowd.”

And Williams Grove will bestow even more worthy acclaim in the Big Chief’s honor this Friday night.

Adult general admission for the April 22 racing program is set at $25 with students ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up with all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

 

 

Anthony Macri outruns the field and Mother Nature to earn Record-Setting Feature Event at Port Royal

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Penn. (April 17, 2022) – On a blistering fast racetrack, Anthony Macri picked up his second Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car feature event of the season over Dylan Cisney and Steve Buckwalter on York County Racing Club Night.

The win was worth $4000 and came by a margin of 1.146 seconds after starting eighth. Macri also set the new 25-lap track record along the way with the feature events being completed in just Seven minutes and 17 seconds. Brock Zearfoss had been the record holder since August 26, 2017 when he won with a time of 7:22.

"I'm a little out of breath after that one," said Macri. "When we showed up here tonight I didn't expect the track we had here tonight, but hats off to the facility and the track crew for giving us a great track and moving things along."

With rain in the forecast, the track hosted three divisions to the Juniata County oval and were able to complete a total of eight heat races, a non stop feature and warm ups in just under one hour and 45 minutes. There were no cautions throughout the entire night, but it still wasn't enough to beat Mother Nature completely as the Super Late Model and Limited Late Model features had to the rescheduled after rain hit the Speedway minutes after the 410 Sprint Car feature was completed.

But Macri and company did their best to keep the show moving along prior to the showers. Royersford, Pa's Buckwalter and Port Royal's own, Cisney, lined up from the front row for the A-main event and it was Cisney getting the jump off the top of the Speedway to lead the opening circuit

By the completion of lap five, Macri had already made his way to the to-five and within two laps Cisney had already caught the tail end of the field and held a 1.665 second advantage over Buckwalter.

With 15 laps remaining, Buckwalter had cut the deficit more than half and only trailed by .669 of a second. Meanwhile, Macri was hot on pursuit as he moved into fourth on lap 11 and third with 12 laps remaining.

One lap later the Concrete Kid used a slider in turn's one and two on Buckwalter to take over the runner-up position. Macri tried a slider in turn's one and two with eight laps to go, but Cisney was able to power back by down the backstretch to reclaim the lead. The duo raced within shouting distance of each other over the next four circuits and Macri used every inch of the track to track down the hometown kid.

Coming to three laps to go Macri banged his right rear off the exit of turn four trying to grab the lead , but he was able to regaan his composure as the two drag raced to the start-finish line with no issues to get the two-to-go sign at the flagstand. Macri was able to use the momentum to slide under Cisney entering turn one and he avoided contact with the lapped car of Kody Lehman to exit turn two with the lead for good.

Buckwalter settled for a podium position over AJ Flick and Jeff Halligan. TJ Stutts, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Justin Whittall, Lucas Wolfe and Blane Heimbach made up the rest of the top ten.

Macri was also the night's Valley Supply Hard Charger, earning $500 for his efforts, while 14th-place finisher Troy Wagaman Jr. earned the $1000 J&S Classics Warrior Award via random draw.

"It doesn't really matter what kind of track we have, this car has speed and we're really good right now," said Macri. "We just have to keep doing what we're doing and hopefully next weekend we can walk out here with $10,000 more in our pocket for the Keith Kauffman Classic against the All Stars."

For Cisney, it was just a matter of being too good to start the event and not having enough left to hold on.

"We just took off too good and burned the tires off there at the end," said Cisney. "We'll take it as we have been struggling all season, but to leave with a second shows we're on the right rack and we'll keep moving forward."

410 Sprint Car Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Anthony Macri; 2. Dylan Cisney; 3. Steve Buckwalter; 4. A.J. Flick; 5. Jeff Halligan; 6. T.J. Stutts; 7. Gerard McIntyre; 8. Justin Whittall; 9. Lucas Wolfe; 10. Blane Heimbach; 11. Logan Wagner; 12. Pat Cannon; 13. Sye Lynch; 14. Troy Wagaman; 15. Mike Wagner; 16. Kody Lehman; 17. Curt Stroup; 18. Lynton Jeffrey; 19. Tyler Reeser; 20. Mike Watler II; 21. Jordan Givler; 22. Logan McCandless; 23. Ron Aurand.

 

 

Macri, Danner And Grube Winners In Williams Grove Spring Sprint Special

4/15//22

Mechanicsburg – Over 70 sprint cars took part in the Spring Sprint Special at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night with Anthony Macri, Briggs Danner and Dave Grube coming away the winners of the special event.

Macri led all the way to pocket the $5,500 loot in the 25-lap 410 sprint car main.

Danner meanwhile got the lead on lap six of the USAC East 360 sprint feature to score his first career oval victory.

And Grube too would lead all the way in the 305 sprint main to close out the night.

The start of the 25-lap 410 sprint main was red-flagged when four cars tangled in the first corner.

Connected were the machines of Matt Campbell, Logan McCandless, Matt Bollinger and Kyle Moody.

There were no injured but the field was stopped to allow the scene to be cleared.

The new green saw Macri shoot into the lead over Dylan Cisney with Devon Borden getting by Chad Trout for third on the fourth lap.

The only caution flag of the race appeared on lap six for a spun Jared Esh in the third turn.

Macri pulled away on the restart to pick up the win in dominating fashion.

He took the fourth oval win of his career by 1.675 seconds over Cisney.

Ninth starter Freddie Rahmer got by Borden for third with seven laps to go.

Borden was fourth followed by 11th starer Danny Dietrich.

Sixth through 10th went to Chad Trout, Lucas Wolfe, Steve Buckwalter, Alan Krimes and Brent Shearer.

Heats went to Macri, Cisney and Trout.

Danner started fifth in the 25-lap USAC East main before driving to the win.

Tommy Kunsman Jr. led the first circuit before third-generation driver Mike Thompson got the lead away.

Thompson then held sway until Danner poked his way underneath for the lead in the third turn on lap six.

Danner’s pace was slowed twice after getting command with restarts taking place on laps eight and 11.

Defending series point champion Alex Bright drove into second on lap seven but failed to challenge Danner for the victory, instead crossing the line 1.411 seconds behind at the finish.

Kunsman finished third followed by Thompson and Steve Drevicki.

Heats went to Bright, Drevicki and Kunsman.

Dave Grube wired the field in the 305 sprint main, entering lapped traffic on the eighth tour.

Grube withstood three restarts to pick up the win.

Derek Hauck was second followed by Scott Frack, Austin Reed and 13th starter Ken Duke Jr.

Heats went to Doug Dodson, Tyler Snook and Grube.

Feature Finishes

4/15/22

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Anthony Macri, 2. Dylan Cisney, 3. Freddie Rahmer, 4. Devon Borden, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. Chad Trout, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Steve Buckwalter, 9. Alan Krimes, 10. Brent Shearer, 11. Pat Cannon, 12. Dylan Norris, 13. TJ Stutts, 14. Justin Whittall, 15. Austin Bishop, 16. Jared Esh, 17. Tyler Reeser, 18. Chris Arnold, 19. Chase Dietz, 20. Matt Campbell, 21. Kyle Moody, 22. Aaron Bollinger, 23. Logan McCandless

USAC East sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Briggs Danner, 2. Alex Bright, 3. Tommy Kunsman, 4. Mike Thompson, 5. Steve Drevicki, 6. Joey Amantea, 7. Christian Bruno, 8. Kenny Miller III., 9. Nash Ely, 10. Preston Lattomus, 11. Jonathan Swanson, 12. Steve Wilbur, 13. Mark Smith, 14. Jermain Godshall, 15. Ed Aikin, 16. Troy Fraker, 17. Jason Cherry, 18. Billy Ney, 19. Lee Kauffman, 20. Bruce Buckwalter, 21. David Swanson

DNS: Dylan Hoch, Aiden Borden

305 sprint cars, 20 laps: 1. Dave Grube, 2. Derek Hauck, 3. Scott Frack, 4. Austin Reed, 5. Ken Duke Jr., 6. Doug Dodson, 7. Logan Spahr, 8. Kruz Kepner, 9. Jusitn Mills, 10. Mike Alleman, 11. Ian Detweiler, 12. Erin Statler, 13. Dylan Smith,14. Tyler Snook, 15. Larry McVey, 16. Dustin Young, 17. Johnny Scarborough, 18. Donnie Hendershott, 19. Owen Dimm, 20. Ryan Neil, 21. Denny Gross, 22. Donevyn Knokey, 23. Eric Hendershot, 24. Domenic Melair

DNS: Branstin Shue

 

 

 

410 SPRINT CARS WILL MAKE SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SEASON DEBUT IN $5,088-TO-WIN RAY TILLEY CLASSIC SUNDAY, APRIL 24!

SUPER LATE MODELS & ROADRUNNERS WILL ROUND OUT BIG THREE DIVISION SHOW!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will honor the memory of the track’s all-time career leading sprint car feature winner and four-time champion with the running of the Icon Legacy Custom Modular Homes Ray Tilley Classic for the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 24.

Joining the 410 sprint cars on the special Sunday night racing card will be the Selinsgrove Ford super late models and A&A Auto Stores roadrunners. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

The 30-lap Tilley tribute race will pay $5,088 to win and $400 to start out of a total purse of $19,888. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format. The April 24 race will be the first of the season for the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars in which the series points champion will earn a $5,000 bonus at season’s end.

The super late models will compete in a 25-lap race paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start. Divisional sponsor Selinsgrove Ford has also posted a $5,000 bonus for the super late model series champion this season.

Tow money has been increased to $200 for both the 410 sprint car and super late model divisions for any driver taking at least one green flag during the night.

Rounding out the three-division racing card will be the A&A Auto Stores roadrunners in a 12-lap feature.

The late Ray Tilley of Pine Grove clinched four career sprint car titles (1965-66 and 1968-69) at Selinsgrove Speedway at the wheel of the Bud Grimm Special No. 88 and remains on top of the track’s all-time sprint car win list with 69 career victories. Tilley passed away on Aug. 9, 2011, from complications of a stroke at the age of 77.

The Tilley Classics in 2012, 2014, and 2019 were cancelled due to weather. The 2020 race fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Last year’s race was won by Brent Marks of Myerstown. Marks first won the race in 2013. The late Greg Hodnett of Thomasville was the 2015 winner and Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg scored the victory in the 2016 race. Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg was the winner in 2017, with Mark Smith of Sunbury taking the checkers in 2018.

Members of the Tilley family are expected to be on hand to present this year’s winner with another one of the beautiful Tilley Classic crystal cups.

Title sponsor Icon Legacy Custom Modular Homes is located adjacent to the speedway in Selinsgrove, where the company is transforming the systems-built, modular components industry. High-quality custom modular homes are delivered to customers from Maine to Florida. Visit iconlegacy.com for more information.

Rounding out the month on Saturday, April 30, the United Racing Club 360 sprint cars will be joined by the Selinsgrove Ford super late models and A&A Auto Stores roadrunners on Tom Diehl Excavating Night.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022: RACING: 410 Sprint Cars (30-Lap A-Main) Super Late Models (25-Lap A-Main) Roadrunners (12-Lap A-Main) ADMISSION: Adults: $25 Students (12-17): $15 Kids 11 & Under: FREE GA Pit Passes (All Ages): $35 GATES OPEN: 4PM QUALIFYING: 6PM Purse for 30-Lap 410 Sprint Car Ray Tilley Classic: 1) $5,088 2) $2,000 3) $1,500 4) $1,200 5) $1,000 6) $700 7) $675 8) $650 9) $625 10) $600 11) $500 12) $475 13) $450 14) $425 15-24) $400 TOW: $200 Purse for 25-Lap Super Late Model A-Main: 1) $3,000 2) $1,300 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $600 6) $500 7) $475 8) $450 9) $425 10) $400 11) $375 12)$350 13) $325 14-24) $300 TOW: $200

 

 

York County Racing Club Night Set With Three-Division Show Plus Australian Pursuit

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (April 13, 2022) York County Racing Club Night at Port Royal Speedway takes place this Saturday, April 16, with a three-division spectacular featuring the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Models and the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models. Added to the night's festivities will be a 10-lap $1000 to win Australian Pursuit event for the Super Late Models.

Gates open at 3:00pm, while racing is set to kick off at 6:00pm

GA- $20, Students- $10, Pits- $30

Four-time defending track champion Logan Wagner has found his way to Victorian Signs and Graphics Victory Lane the past two weekends in the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car division. However, it's still one-time 2022 winner Anthony Macri, sitting on top of the season point standings with a 85-point advantage over Wagner. Mike Wagner (-120), Lucas Wolfe (-150) and Jeff Halligan (-165) round out the rest of the top five.

Gregg Satterlee picked up $10,000 last weekend with a huge victory for the locals over the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. However, it's been all Colton Flinner this season in Krill Recycling Super Late Model competition as he's scored three consecutive victories in weekly Super Late Model competition. Flinner leads by 90 points over Gary Stuhler followed by Kyle Lee (-180), Austin Berry (-185) and Mike Lupfer (-185)

In honor of long-time scorer at the Speedway, Glenn Stitt, the series will also take part in a special 10-lap Australian Pursuit event as well. The nostalgic event uses a format in that if a driver is passed at any point on the track, they are eliminated from contention and will head to the pits. The last driver remaining at the completion of 10 laps will be crowned the winner and earn $1000 for his efforts. Second-place will pay $500, third-place will pay $400, fourth will pay $300 and fifth will pay $200. Sixth through tenth will receive $100.

The top ten finishers of the night's 25-lap feature event in the division will be eligible to compete for the added cash and we will invert the field completely and start in single-file.

Finally, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models will take to the track for their third event of the 2022 season and it will be Devin Hart entering the night as the most recent winner in the division. Hart sits second in the season point standings behind the division's only other winner this season, Dillan Stake, by a margin of 15 points. Todd Snook (-45), Taylor Farling (-60) and Shawn Shoemaker (-70) make up the rest of the top five.

For more information and any possible changes throughout the week, stay tuned to our website www.portroyalspeedway.com and our various social media outlets.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway to Hold Special $1000 to Win Australian Pursuit Event in Honor of Glenn Stitt

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (April 12, 2022) Over the past decade, the Port Royal Speedway has rapidly grown to become one of the crown jewel racetracks in the entire country with jam-packed diverse schedules featuring the best dirt track racing has to offer.

With six consecutive promoter of the year awards courtesy of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame being housed in the Speedway office, it would be easy to credit that meteoric rise to those working at the Speedway week in and week out and the promotional team the Speedway has established today.

However, the tradition that is Port Royal Speedway and the Speed Palace began long ago in September of 1938. Besides a four-year break in action during World War II from 1941-1945, the Speedway has continuously run weekly events for the Port Royal faithful and there have been many of names and faces over the years who have contibuted to the history and legacy of the track to get us where we are today.

Without their efforts and love of the track, the community and the sport, we are well aware that we would not be where we are today as an establishment. As the old saying goes, you've got to understand where you've been and how you got there, to ever know where it is that you're going.

One of those individuals was Glenn Stitt. Stitt served as the head scorer at the Port Royal Speedway from 1965-1985. An unheralded, yet important, position among many employees at the track, he pencil scored the first Tuscarora 50 ever held in 1968.

He also served as a car owner in the 60's and his son Ken Stitt drove in the late model division in the 70's and a year in sprint cars. He also had two grandsons (Ken Jr. and Steve) who drove Thunder Cars, Pro Stocks and late models over the years.

Upon moving away from the area, Glenn presented the Speedway with a detailed history of all racing events from past years that we were able to preserve and document. Because of his efforts and passion, future generations of race fans to come will have a road map to the past and an understanding of how it is that we got this far.

Truly a pioneer at the Speed Palace, his impact still resonates today with deep family roots and a passion for dirt track racing and the Port Royal Speedway. Glenn passed away at the age of 92 in December of 2020.

In an effort to recognize his contribution to our history and our future, the Speedway has joined forces with his family to host a special 10-lap Australian Pursuit event for the Krill Recyling Super Late Models this coming Saturday, April 16.

The old-time nostalgic event uses a format in that if a driver is passed at any point on the track, they are eliminated from contention and will head to the pits. The last driver remaining at the completion of 10 laps will be crowned the winner and earn $1000 for his eofforts. Second-place will pay $500, third-place will pay $400, fourth will pay $300 and fifth will pay $200. Sixth through tenth will receive $100.

The top ten finishers of the night's 25-lap feature event in the division will be eligible to compete for the added cash and we will invert the field completely and start in single-file.

While the family is unsure if Glenn ever scored an Australian Pursuit event during his time at the Speedway, they noted the event was among his favorites as a fan and they ran pursuit races in quarter midgets in the 50's and mid 60's that he scored.

We encourage all fans to stick around after the late model feature event to witness this special event and we look forward to honoring the memory and legacy of Glenn Stitt!

 

 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

CALIFORNIA INVADER BUDDY KOFOID WINS THE WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL; Hayden Miller Scores Second Career Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 16, 2022 (7PM) Golf Cart Services Night: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Saturday, April 23, 2022 (7:30PM) Gene Latta Ford “Wheel of Fortune” Night: 410 Sprints, Central PA Legends + 358 Late Models

Saturday, April 30, 2022 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints + Penn-Mar Vintage (York County Racing Club Night)

Abbottstown, PA (April 9, 2022) – Buddy Kofoid has been running the Central PA circuit early this season and the California driver made his first win in Central PA a big one. Kofoid’s first win was Saturday’s $6,900 Weldon Sterner Memorial.

On his big win, Kofoid shared in victory lane, :It’s good to be here for sure. First Central PA win is pretty badass.”

If you were paying attention to Kofoid’s car during the 35-lap feature you might have noticed something was off, “Our motor wasn’t running up to where it should be and we still got it done.”

Kofoid lined up second for the feature but fell back to third on the start. Buddy worked his way back up to second on lap 9 and took the lead on lap 11, “I felt our speed was there all race and it was just hard to get going. I’m glad there wasn’t any yellows otherwise we probably wouldn’t have won.”

Alan Krimes started on the pole of the 35-lap 19th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial with Buddy Kofoid lined up second. Krimes led the field into turn 1 with third place starting Danny Dietrich up to second and Kofoid in third.

Dietrich went to the top and took the lead at the line on lap 2. After falling back to third on the start Kofoid was battling Krimes for second.

Freddie Rahmer got by Dylan Norris for fourth but the red flag came out on lap 3 negating the pass. The red was for Jim Siegel who flipped in turn 2.

Danny Dietrich, Krimes, Kofoid, Norris and Freddie Rahmer were the top five for the restart.

Norris was all over Kofoid's bumper on the restart. Rahmer was also in the mix trying to get back by Norris. All three drivers held their positions.

Rahmer had Norris by a nose at the line for fourth on lap 5. Kofoid slid Krimes for second in turns 3 and 4 and took the spot on lap 9.

The tail end of the field loomed ahead of Dietrich on lap 10. Kofoid tried a slider on Danny in turns 1 and 2 as they got into lapped traffic but Dietrich held the position. Kofoid took the lead on lap 11 by half a car length at the line.

Kofoid put a lapped car between him and Danny and started to pull away. The leaders worked their way through heavy lapped traffic with 20 laps to go. Danny looked to the inside of Kofoid in turn 3 to try and take the lead back but Kofoid blocked the bottom.

Danny took another look on the inside of turn 3 on lap 19 but Kofoid held the spot.

Rahmer got under Danny in turn 1 to take second and took the spot on lap 21. Rahmer reeled in Kofoid quickly as two lapped cars battled in front of them. Kofoid cleared the lapped cars and pulled away.

Justin Peck was charging through the field and was up to 4th from his 12th starting spot.

Rahmer, Danny and Peck were running together and trying to reel in Kofoid as the laps wound down.

Kofoid scored his first win in Central PA, earning him $6,900, by crossing the line 1.035 seconds ahead of Rahmer. Dietrich finished third and the night’s hard charger, Justin Peck was fourth. Chase Dietz completed the top five.

Danny Dietrich set quick time over the 43-car field with a lap of 13.767 seconds. The 410 sprint heat races were won by Alan Krimes, Buddy Kofoid, Mark Smith and Freddie Rahmer.

Hayden Miller Scores Second Career Victory

Hayden Miller and Justin Foster shared the front row for the 20-lap feature on Saturday night. Miller led the field into turn 1 but Foster was right there using a higher line.

Foster had the advantage at the line by a nose to lead the first lap. The yellow flag flew on lap 1 when Tim Stallings got turned around in turn 4.

Foster led Miller, Jayden Wolf, David Holbrook and Nash Ely to the cone for the single file restart.

Wolf looked to the outside of Miller through turns 1 and 2 and took second as they raced down the back stretch.

Wolf then went to work closing in on Foster for the lead. Wolf was getting a good run coming out of turn 2 and the two were nearly nose to tail on lap 5.

Wolf and Foster brought out the caution flag on lap 8 as they raced into turn 1 and made contact. Both drivers rejoined the field for the restart.

Miller inherited the lead and led Holbrook, Ely, Cody Fletcher and Brett Wanner on the restart.

Lapped traffic loomed ahead of Miller with two laps to go. Holbrook was closing in on Miller with the white flag waving and looked to the inside of Hayden in the turns, but could not make the pass.

Miller won his second feature at Lincoln almost exactly a year after his first win (4/10/21) at the track by .498 seconds over Holbrook. Ely finished third and Fletcher crossed the line fourth. Wanner completed the top five.

The 358 sprint car heat race winners were Brett Wanner, Justin Foster, Jayden Wolf and Cody Fletcher.

Next Saturday, April 16, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Golf Cart Services for 410 Sprint Cars and the 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 7PM with pit gates opening at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM. The open practice is open to divisions on the 2022 Lincoln Speedway schedule.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, April 9, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 71-Buddy Kofoid ($6,900); 2. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 13-Justin Peck; 5. 39-Chase Dietz; 6. M1-Mark Smith; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 44-Dylan Norris; 9. 19R-Matt Campbell; 10. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 11. 19-Troy Wagaman; 12. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 14. 1X-Chad Trout; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody; 16. 27-Devon Borden; 17. 11A-Austin Bishop; 18. 33-Riley Emig; 19. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 20. 8-Billy Dietrich; 21. 23-23-Michael Millard; 22. 7H-Trey Hivner (DNF); 23. 5-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 24. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Alan Krimes (1), Danny Dietrich (2-10) & Buddy Kofoid (11-35)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 39-Chase Dietz; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 33-Riley Emig; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 23A-Chris Arnold; 7. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 8. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher; 11. 5H-Jake Hesson

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 71-Buddy Kofoid; 2. 19R-Matt Campbell; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 23-Michael Millard; 6. 11A-Austin Bishop; 7. 11P-Niki Young; 8. 99-Skylar Gee; 9. 24T-TJ Greve; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs; 11. 1-Brenham Crouch

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. M1-Mark Smith; 2. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 27-Devon Borden; 8. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 11. 13s-Jon Stewart

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 13-Justin Peck; 3. 7H-Trey Hivner; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 99m-Kyle Moody; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 75-Tyler Ross; 8. 21-Matt Campbell; 9. 35T-Tyler Esh; 10. 5J-John Walp

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 11A-Austin Bishop; 4. 27-Devon Borden; 5. 11P-Niki Young; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 7. 75-Tyler Ross; 8. 21-Paul McMahan; 9. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 10. 99-Skylar Gee; 11. 97-Brie Hershey; 12. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 13. 35T-Tyler Esh; 14. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 15. 23A-Chris Arnold; 16. 24T-TJ Greve; 17. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 5J-John Walp; 20. 1-Brenham Crouch; 21. 3J-Trey Jacobs; 22. 5H-Jake Hesson; 23. 13s-Jon Stewart

410 Sprint Flight #1 Time Trial Results – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.767*; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt 13.851; 3. 87-Alan Krimes 13.863; 4. 71-Buddy Kofoid 13.903; 5. 33-Riley Emig 13.922; 6. 19R-Matt Campbell 14.014; 7. 39-Chase Dietz 14.022; 8. 23-Michael Millard 14.051; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.057; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall 14.072; 11. 23A-Chris Arnold 14.147; 12. 11A-Austin Bishop 14.164; 13. 47X-Dylan Westbrook 14.197; 14. 24T-TJ Greve 14.223; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.232; 16. 3J-Trey Jacobs 14.339; 17. 5H-Jake Hesson 14.372; 18. 1-Brenham Crouch 14.474; 19. 9-Dalton Dietrich 14.530; 20. 11P-Niki Young 14.576; 21. 4R-Tim Wagaman 14.866; 22. 99-Skylar Gee NT

410 Sprint Flight #2 Time Trial Results – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman 13.902; 2. 44-Dylan Norris 13.923; 3. M1-Mark Smith 13.958; 4. 7H-Trey Hivner 14.005; 5. 1X-Chad Trout 14.013; 6. 13-Justin Peck 14.075; 7. 5E-Brandon Rahmer 14.078; 8. 59-Jim Siegel 14.092; 9. 5-Glenndon Forsythe 14.095; 10. 8R-Freddie Rahmer 14.118; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich 14.149; 12. 99m-Kyle Moody 14.198; 13. 27-Devon Borden 14.231; 14. 21-Paul McMahan 14.276; 15. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 14.277; 16. 5J-John Walp 14.290; 17. 4z-Zane Rudisill 14.307; 18. 75-Tyler Ross 14.351; 19. 97-Brie Hershey 14.373; 20. 35T-Tyler Esh 14.654; 21. 13s-Jon Stewart 15. 134

*Overall quick time

H&N Landscape 358 Sprints:

358 Sprint Feature (20 laps) – 1. 11H-Hayden Miller ($1,100); 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 22E-Nash Ely; 4. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 5. 54-Brett Wanner; 6. 00F-Chris Frank; 7. 69S-Cameron Smith; 8. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 10. 35-Steve Owings; 11. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 12. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 13. 22-Jacob Balliet; 14. 41-Logan Rumsey; 15. 28-Matt Findley; 16. 23F-Justin Foster; 17. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 18. 69/89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 17K-Kyle Keen; 20. 28T-Tim Stallings; 21. 44-Steven Cox; 22. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 23. 7W-Jayden Wolf; 24. 0-Kyle Ganoe (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Justin Foster (1-7) & Hayden Miller (8-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 54-Brett Wanner; 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 17K-Kyle Keen; 6. 41-Logan Rumsey; 7. 22-Jacob Balliet

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 23F-Justin Foster; 2. 00F-Chris Frank; 3. 69S-Cameron Smith; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 7. 38-Brett Strickler (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 2. 11H-Hayden Miller; 3. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 4. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 5. 69/89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 44-Steven Cox

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 2. 22E-Nash Ely; 3. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 28T-Tim Stallings; 6. 511-John Sharpe; 7. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh (DNF)

358 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 41-Logan Rumsey; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 22-Jacob Balliet; 4. 44-Steven Cox; 5. 511-John Sharpe; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 7. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh (DNS); 8. 38-Brett Strickler (DNS)

 

 

Spring Sprint Special Is Friday At Williams Grove

Three-division sprint car special features 410s, USAC East 360s and 305s

Hoseheads.com Kids Easter Give Kids Free Easter Candy!

4/10/22

Mechanicsburg – A truly rare event at Williams Grove Speedway is coming up this Friday night, April 15 when the oval hosts the Spring Sprint Special and Hoseheads.com Kids Easter Night.

The Spring Sprint Special will feature three classes of open wheel racing headlined by the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

Also in action will be the USAC East 360 wingless sprints and the IMCA PASS 305 sprint cars.

Provided by www.hoseheads.com, the first 150 youth ages 12 and under that enter the frontstretch admission gate will receive FREE Easter candy.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm with racing action slated for 7:30.

The chance to see three sprint car divisions in action at Williams Grove is unique for the track as two divisions of sprinters at most have been regular fanfare at the oval for as long as most can remember.

The 410 sprint cars will be racing in a $5,500 to win, 25-lap main event in the Spring Sprint Special while the USAC East cars compete for $1,500 to win.

Both the USAC and IMCA PASS sprinters will compete in 20-lap features.

Allentown upstart Briggs Danner recently kicked off the 2022 USAC East campaign when he scored the season opener at Bridgeport, New Jersey.

The 20-year old USAC standout will be bucking for his first Grove win when the wingless cars hit the track on Friday.

Steve Drevicki scored once at the track last season in USAC East action.

In 305 sprint action at Williams Grove last year Austin Reed scored the only show completed.

To date in 2022 in 410 sprint car action at Williams Grove, Justin Peck and Dylan Norris have proven victorious.

Norris’ win was a career first for the teenager on March 25.

Adult general admission for the Spring Sprint Special is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Williams Grove All Stars Tommy Classic Coming In Two Weeks!

April 22 race kicks off 2022 Hoosier Diamond Series with 6K payday

4/10/22

Mechanicsburg – The first big event of many this season at Williams Grove Speedway for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars is coming up in two weeks, on Friday night April 22 when the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints invade for the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic.

The annual Tommy Classic will be the first race of the season in the Hoosier Diamond Series at Williams Grove, paying $6,000 to win the 30-lap affair.

And it will also serve as the first opportunity this season for a tour of invaders to move in and challenge the Williams Grove regulars known as the Pennsylvania Posse on Grove home turf.

The race is meant to honor Tommy Hinnershitz, known as “The Flying Dutchman,” from Oley, Pennsylvania, who holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at historic Williams Grove Speedway back on May 21, 1939.

California’s Kyle Larson pocketed the Tommy Classic loot last season while on his way to claiming the 2021 NASCAR season title.

Larson also copped the classic in 2020.

The late Craig Keel won the first Tommy race in 2007.

No one has won more Tommy Classic races than local Lance Dewease who is a three-time victor.

The All Stars will be heralded into Williams Grove by defending series titlist Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind.

Others expected to invade include Cory Eliason, Hunter Schuerenberg, Justin Peck, Zeb Wise, Kyle Reinhardt and more.

Peck already has an unsanctioned win at the track this season after taking the Williams Grove season opener on March 18.

The only All Star to ever win the event was Aaron Reutzel in 2019.

The 2022 Tommy Hinnershitz Classic will be a sprints only program, getting underway at 7:30 pm on April 22.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Logan Wagner Bags $5000 Open Wheel Madness 410 Sprint Car Victory, Jason Shultz and Doug Dodson Score Wins as Well

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway– PORT ROYAL, Penn. (April 10, 2022) –It was Logan Wagner and Anthony Macri crossing the start/finish line at Port Royal Speedway one-two in Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car competition for the second consecutive weekend as Wagner picked up his 13th career victory at the Speedway Saturday evening.

The win was worth $5000 in total as part of the Speedway's Open Wheel Madness promotion and vaulted Wagner to second in the series point standings in his drive for five consecutive championships at the track.

"It takes everyone to make this deal happen and I can't thank everyone enough for making this possible," said Wagner. "I think if we do our part, this team will be sitting in victory lane a few more times this season and I'm excited to keep going."

Michael Walter II and weekend invader Parker Price-Miller lined up on the front row for the 25-lap A-main and it was Walter holding off the All Star Circuit of Champions regular to lead the opening circuit.

Wagner started third on the grid and after falling back to fourth on the first lap of the event, the Harrisonville, Pa. ace settled back into a podium spot on lap two. Macri, who started ninth on the grid, moved into sixth on lap three and cracked the top five one lap later.

Walter held more than a 1.3 second advantage by then, but his lead was cut in half with 18 to go after he got into the outside guardrail in turn's three and four. One lap later Wagner slid under Price-Miller in turn's three and four to take the runner-up position at the line and he set his sights on Walter.

Walter approached the back of the field two laps later and was struggling to dispatch of Jordan Givler. This allowed Wagner to close in on both racers and Wagner split the pair exiting turn two to take the lead down the backstretch. Walter and Wagner made brief contact racing side by side approaching turn three, but both drivers went unscathed as Wagner held the lead with 15 to go.

"Hats off to the 33 team as they ran a great race early and he made me work for it," said Wagner. "I felt myself get up into a car there and I wasn't sure if it was him, but we were just racing hard and both wanting the same spot."

Two laps later the caution flew for the No. 67 of Justin Whittall, who came to a stop on the inside guardrail of the frontstretch. The yellow flag wiped out a 1.99 second advantage for Wagner over Walter and put Macri right on the bumper of the runner-up for a restart.

After a caution for debris thwarted his first attempt at moving into the second position, Macri quickly overtook Walter for the runner-up position on the restart on the restart. With 10 laps remaining Wagner had already built up a 1.709 second advantage on the field, but five laps later Macri had cut the advantage to .984 as lapped traffic once again came into play.

Macri closed to the tail tank of Wagner coming to the start/finish line and it looked like the pair were set to duke it out again, but a red flag for a flipping TJ Stutts on the frontstretch halted racing action. Stutts walked away from the incident unharmed.

Wagner controlled the restart and any hope of a victory for Macri vanished as Wagner pulled away with ease. He went on to take the checkered flag by a margin of 1.725 seconds over Macri, Walter II, Jeff Halligan and Price-Miller. Zeb Wise, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Mike Wagner, Lucas Wolfe and Dylan Cisney rounded out the top 10.

Kassidy Kreitz, making only her second career 410 Sprint Car start, earned the $500 Valley Supply Hard Charger after going 24th to 14th on the night and 18th-place finisher Kody Lehman earned the J&S Classics $1000 Warrior Award via a random draw.

"I can't say enough about our Zemco team and this just proves that we have a really good racecar and we're ready for some of these bigger shows that are coming up," said Wagner. "It was a lot of fun out there and it was a breath of fresh air to cross the line in front of the 39 car."

410 Sprint Car Feature, 25 Laps: 1. Logan Wagner. 2. Anthony Macri. 3. Michael Walter II. 4. Jeff Halligan. 5. Parker Price-Miller. 6. Zeb Wise. 7. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 8. Mike Wagner. 9. Lucas Wolfe. 10. Dylan Cisney. 11. Blane Heimbach. 12. AJ Flick. 13. Lynton Jeffrey. 14. Kassidy Kreitz. 15. Pat Cannon. 16. Jared Esh. 17. Curt Stroup. 18. TJ Stutts. 19. Kody Lehman. 20. Jordan Givler. 21. Justin Whittall. 22. Ryan Smith. 23. Tyler Bear. 24. Steve Buckwalter. _______________________________________________________________________

For the second consecutive season, Jason Shultz piloted the Ritter Racing No. 35 360 Sprint Car to an April victory with the United Racing Club at Port Royal Speedway.

The win was worth $2000 and came over a pair of hard charging competitors in Ryan Smith and Anthony Macri. The win marks 12 consecutive URC triumphs at the Speedway by drivers who also regularly compete in the 410 Sprint Car division as well.

Dallas Schott and Shultz led the field to the green flag and while the two battled for the top spot, it was actually third-place starter Macri taking the top spot and credited with leading the opening circuit.

Shultz went to the bottom in turn's one and two and the pair swapped the lead again in turn's three and four. Shultz was the leader coming to the flag stand on lap two.

Andy Best got turned around in turn's one and two to halt racing action with a caution with 20 laps to go. Shultz held off Macri on the restart, while seventh-place starter Smith moved into a podium spot.

Smith and Macri battled hard over the next two laps for the runner-up position, while ninth-place starter Pat Cannon cracked the top five with 15 laps to go.

Shultz approached lapped traffic with 14 laps remaining and with 10 laps to go, both Macri and Smith had closed to piut the top three under a blanket down the backstretch.

Macri gave it his best effort with six laps to go as he got by Shultz for the lead in turn's three and four, but Shultz again held off the challenge to lead the lap. The move also allowed Smith to take the runner-up position with five laps remaining.

Smith stayed close to Shultz over the final four laps and he stayed close enough to make Shultz work for it, but Shultz was able to hold on for the victory over Smith and Macri. Schott and Cannon rounded out the top five followed by Derek Locke, Briggs Danner, Derek Hauck, Ryan Stillwagon and Adam Carberry in the top 10.

"I didn't see those guys too much, but they definitely let me know they were there," said Shultz. "I felt like the rabbit and the dogs were chasing me. I was just running scared out there and to win like this is pretty special for me."

For Smith, it was just a matter of too little, too late and he was disappointed with the runner-up finish.

"It seems like this car here is really good no matter where we go," said Smith. "To come up second isn't bad, but we just ran out of time and needed to start up a little higher."

URC Sprint Car Feature, 25 Laps: 1. Jason Shultz. 2. Ryan Smith. 3. Anthony Macri. 4. Dallas Schott. 5. Pat Cannon. 6. Derek Locke. 7. Briggs Danner. 8. Derek Hauck. 9. Ryan Stillwaggon. 10. Adam Carberry. 11. Mike Thompson. 12. Ryan Taylor. 13. Devin Adams. 14. Jake Karklin. 15. Andy Best. 16. Ken Meisner. 17. Davie Franek. 18. Josh Weller. 19. Cory Thornton. 20. Will Brunson. 21. Craig Pellegrini. 22. Ed Aiken. 23. Cameron. Merriman. 24. Brian Carber. _______________________________________________________________________

Doug Dodson scored his first career Port Royal Speedway victory during the 2022 season debut for the PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars Saturday night in dominating fashion over Domenic Melair and Kenny Heffner.

Heffner and Ian Detweiler led the field to the green flag and it was Heffner getting the early advantage. Dodson, who started fourth, moved into the runner-up position on the opening lap.

11th-place starter and defending track champion, Dave Grube, moved into seventh at the completion of lap one and was up to fourth by lap four. Meanwhile, 2020 track champion Garret Bard had advanced from 16th to eighth as well.

A two car incident in turn two brought the caution out with 16 laps remaining. Dodson tried the bottom at both ends of the Speedway on the restart, but Heffner held off all advances. The caution flew a second time for a car stopped in turn two.

Heffner again held off Dodson's advances on the restart, but it only took one more lap for Dodson to take the top spot as he used a move through the middle of turn's three and four to inch ahead coming to the line with 14 to go. Three laps later Grube's march to the front ended when he came to a slow at the turn four exit.

From there it was all Dodson as he held off Domenic Melair, Heffner, Bard and Mike Alleman. Austin Reed, Tyler Snook, Kruz Kepner, Ken Duke and Logan Spahr rounded out the top 10.

"Once I got out front and could run the line I wanted, I knew I could keep my momentum and be good," said Dodson. "To be really good and to get the win here is a dream come true and it was a blast out there."

PASS 305 Sprint car feature, 20 Laps: 1. Doug Dodson. 2. Domenic Melair. 3. Kenny Heffner. 4. Garrett Bard. 5. Mike Alleman. 6. Austin Reed. 7. Tyler Snook. 8. Kruz Kepner. 9. Ken Duke Jr. 10. Logan Spahr. 11. Josh Spicer. 12. Ian Detweiler. 13. Erin Statler. 14. Larry McVay. 15. John Fiore. 16. Branston Shue. 17. Jake Waters. 18. Dustin Young. 19. Austin Greenland. 20. Paul Moyer. 21. Dave Grube. 22. Andrew Boyer. 23. Roger Irvine. 24. Carl Reigle.

 

 

Open Wheel Madness and Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series Highlight Two-Race Weekend at Port Royal Speedway

 By- Justin Snyder

 Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (April 6, 2022) Port Royal Speedway returns to racing this Saturday and Sunday with a huge weekend doubleheader!

 Saturday, April 9th, will be the first Open Wheel Madness event of the season and it features the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars and the first visit of the season for the PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars.

 Gates open at 3:00PM with racing set to kick off at 6:00PM..

 GA- $20, Students- $10, Pits- $30

 We then come back on Sunday, April 10th, with the first of three visits for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the second event of the season for the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models.

 Gates open at 3:00PM with racing set to kick off at 6:00PM

 GA-$25, Students-$10, Pits- $40

 It was four-time defending track champion Logan Wagner picking up the win last weekend in Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car action for his first triumph of the 2022 racing season. However, it's still Anthony Macri on top of the standings by a margin of 85 points over Logan's father, Mike Wagner. Logan sits third (-90) with Justin Peck (-100) and Lucas Wolfe (-110) rounding out the top five. Drivers will be competing for $5000 to win this weekend

 This will be the Capital Renegade URC 360 Sprint Cars first of two visits to the track this year and the series' season opener following a rain out two weekends ago at Bridgeport Speedway. Anthony Macri and Jason Shultz picked up victories with the series last season at the Speedway. Dating back to 2016, the last 11 events at the Speedway for the series have been won by 410 Sprint Car drivers doing double duty. The winner of this weekend's event will receive $2000 for their efforts.

 This will also be the first of nine events for the 2022 racing season for the Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars. Dave Grube enters the 2022 season as the defending track champion in the division. Other drivers to earn championships at the track in the division include Garrett Bard, Ken Duke, Kyle Smith, Tyler Reeser, Nate Gramley, Jeff Miller Jr. (2) and Logan Wagner.

 Sunday's River Valley 40 for the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series will by 40 laps in distance and pay $10,000 to win. Entering the weekend finale, Devin Moran leads the Lucas Oil series point standings over Brandon Sheppard (-15), Tyler Erb (-170), Tim McCreadie (-180) and Hudson O'Neal (-220).

 In regards to the Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Model regulars at the Speedway, it's been all Colton Flinner to start the season as he's gone a perfect three-for-three to open the season. As a result of his victory last weekend he'll be automatically locked into Sunday night's A-main feature event. He'll lead a contingent of local competitors hoping to take the victory against the best drivers Super Late Model racing has to offer.

 Past winners with the series at the Speedway are McCreadie (2), O'neal, Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Larson, Scott Bloomquist and Rick Eckert.

 River Valley 40 Purse (40 laps): 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,700, 5. $2,200, 6. $2,300, 7. $2,200, 8. $2,100, 9. $2,050, 10. $2,000, 11. $1,600, 12. $1,400, 13. $1,200, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800 = $48,575

 Finally, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models will be competing for $1500 to win to close out the show on Sunday and it'll be Dillan Stake entering as the series points leader following a $2000 victory last weekend at the Speedway. Jared Fulkroad, Todd Snook, Devin Hart and Taylor Farling round out the top five.

 Stay tuned to our website www.portroyalspeedway.com and our various social media outlets for up to date information throughout the week and we look forward to seeing you at the track!

 

Selinsgrove Ford Offers $5,000 “Ten for Ten” Bonus for PA Speedweek

Mechanicsburg, PA (March 12, 2022) – Pennsylvania Speedweek is pleased to announce that Selinsgrove Ford will offer a $5,000 bonus to a driver who is able to score a top ten finish in all ten PA Speedweek feature events.

“Selinsgrove Ford is recognized for excellence in customer service and this $5,000 bonus rewards on track excellence during the ten race PA Speedweek series”, said Selinsgrove Ford president Todd Benner. “Built Ford Tough is our motto, and it is a perfect description for a driver who is tough enough to finish in the top ten in every Speedweek event”.

The $5,000 bonus award will be offered for the 2022 PA Speedweek series. A minimum of seven feature events are required for the bonus to be in effect. If more than one driver accomplishes all top ten finishes, the driver with the highest point total will win the $5,000 bonus.

If no competitor can record all top ten finishes, bonus money will still be paid out. Selinsgrove Ford will present a $1,000 bonus to the driver with the most top ten feature finishes during PA Speedweek. The driver with the highest point total will receive the bonus money in the case of a tie.

The Selinsgrove Ford “Ten for Ten” bonus will create interest and excitement during the entire series right down to the final night of PA Speedweek on Sunday, July 3 at the Selinsgrove Speedway.

The schedule for the 32nd annual PA Sprint Speedweek:

Friday, June 24 - Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, June 25 – Lincoln Speedway

Sunday, June 26 – BAPS Motor Speedway

Monday, June 27 – Lincoln Speedway

Tuesday, June 28 – Grandview Speedway

Wednesday, June 29 - Port Royal Speedway

Thursday, June 30 - Hagerstown Speedway

Friday, July 1 - Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, July 2 - Port Royal Speedway

Sunday, July 3 – Selinsgrove Speedway [rain date: July 4]

In the heart of the PA Posse’s home, Central PA’s marquee event, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, has a storied history of being the most anticipated week of racing for 31 years. The coveted title has been won by some of the biggest names in sprint car racing including, Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich and Lance Dewease. 2021 NASCAR Champion Kyle Larson has also inked his name in the record books as a PA Speedweek Champion. In addition to his championship Larson and fellow NASCAR star, Christopher Bell, have Speedweek wins on their resume. It truly is one of the greatest spectacles in dirt track racing and a must attend event for any race fan.

 

 

Saturday, April 2, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DANNY DIETRICH GOES BACK TO BACK

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 9, 2022 (7PM) 19th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial: Spring Championship $6,900 to win for 410 Sprints (TT) + 358 Sprints

Saturday, April 16, 2022 (7PM) Golf Cart Services Night: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Saturday, April 23, 2022 (7:30PM) Gene Latta Ford “Wheel of Fortune” Night: 410 Sprints, Central PA Legends + 358 Late Models

Abbottstown, PA (April 2, 2022) – Danny Dietrich became the first repeat winner of the 2022 season on Saturday after scoring his second win in a row. Dietrich lined up tenth for the start of the 30-lap feature, “They dropped the green and it was go time. I just ran where the moisture was.” Dietrich made his way to the front of the field in just five laps, “Its just so fun to drive this car.”

Once Dietrich took the lead there was no looking back, “Hopefully we made the feature exciting there at the beginning. After that I just felt like we were really good and we didn’t need any cautions.” Dietrich had to hold off the field on two restarts, both late in the race, but he did so in impressive fashion to score his 57th career win at the track.

Robbie Kendall and Niki Young were on the front row for the drop of the green flag. Kendall led the field into turn 1 with Tim Wagaman and Mark Smith getting by Young for second and third.

Danny Dietrich started the 30-lap feature 10th and was battling brother Billy Dietrich for fifth on lap 2. Danny took the spot and got by Smith and Young on lap 3 for third. Dietrich’s next conquest was Wagaman and he got by him for second coming out of turn 2 on lap 4. Dietrich made quick work of Kendall and took the lead on lap 5.

Billy and Wagaman were battling for third when the caution came out on lap 7 for Tyler Ross who was off the pace in turn 1.

Danny led Kendall, Wagaman, Billy and Young to the cone for the single file restart.

Billy got by Wagaman for third as they raced down the back stretch on the restart. Wagaman stayed close and was working the top line to try and take the spot back.

Two-time track champion, Freddie Rahmer, was on the move. Rahmer was working on Young to get into the top 5 from his ninth starting spot. Rahmer took the position on lap 11.

Out front Danny was running the high line around the 3/8-mile oval as he caught the tail end of the field. With most of the lapped cars running the bottom Danny made quick work of putting cars between him and Kendall.

Billy closed in on Kendall for second as they caught lapped traffic and took the spot on lap 18, putting the Dietrich brothers running first and second.

Wagaman caught Kendall for third and took the spot. That left Kendall to fend off Rahmer who was looking to take fourth.

Dylan Norris brought out the caution on lap 23 when he spun out in turn 4.

The top five for the restart were Danny, Billy, Wagaman, Kendall and Rahmer. Wagaman got under Billy in turns 1 and 2 for second on the restart. Kendall, Rahmer and Young ran three-wide for fourth with Young taking the spot.

After doing a 360 spin and initially continuing on, Kendall brought out the caution on lap 25 when he fell off the pace.

Danny, Wagaman, Billy, Young and Rahmer were the top five for the restart.

The leaders opted for the bottom in turns 1 and 2 on the restart. Freddie got by Young for fourth. Rahmer then reeled in Billy and took third coming out of turn 4 on lap 27.

Danny got to the checkered 1.482 seconds ahead of Wagaman. Rahmer crossed the line third and Billy finished fourth. Young completed the top five.

The 410 heat races went to Robbie Kendall, Tim Glatfelter, Aaron Bollinger, Mark Smith and Danny Dietrich.

Cameron Smith Adds His Name to the Lincoln Record Books With First Career Win

Rookie of the year contender, Cameron Smith, shared the front row with Brett Wanner for the start of the 20-lap feature on Saturday. Smith had the advantage going into turn 1 and pulled away from Wanner as they raced down the back stretch.

Steve Owings got by Wanner at the line for second on lap 1. Cody Fletcher who started tenth was up to fourth and had his eyes set on third.

Owings was closing in on Smith for the lead. Smith then went to work using the bottom line around the track to pull away from Owings.

Smith had lapped traffic to contend with at the half way point of the race but just as he caught the tail end of the field, the caution came out on lap 10 when Kyle Keen came to a stop on the back stretch.

Smith led Owings, Wanner, Fletcher and Matt Findley to the cone for the restart. Smith got through turns 1 and 2 using the bottom and maintained the lead. Owings tried a higher line, but couldn’t make the pass.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 11 when Justin Foster and Hayden Miller got together on the front stretch just past the flag stand.

The field saw another caution on the restart when Cody Fletcher, who was running fourth at the time, got into the wall in turn 1.

The top five for the restart were Smith, Owings, Wanner, Findley and Jeff Rohrbaugh. Owings had a slightly better restart but still could not close in to make the pass on Smith.

Rohrbaugh got by Findley for fourth and Kody Hartlaub followed to find himself inside the top five.

Owings worked the middle of turns 3 and 4 and made some ground on catching Smith. Smith had just half a car length lead at the line on lap 16. The following lap Smith was back in command and Owings fell back yet again.

Smith scored his first career 358 feature win 1.042 seconds over defending track champion, Steve Owings. Wanner crossed the line third and Rohrbaugh was fourth. Hartlaub held on to finish fifth.

The 358 sprint car heat races went to Justin Foster, Frankie Herr, Steve Owings and Cameron Smith.

Next Saturday, April 9, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 19th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial and Spring Championship for the 410 Sprint Cars and the 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 7PM with pit gates opening at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM. The open practice is open to divisions on the 2022 Lincoln Speedway schedule.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, April 2, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($4,000); 2. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 3. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 11P-Niki Young; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 27-Devon Borden; 8. 39-Chase Dietz; 9. M1-Mark Smith; 10. 87-Alan Krimes; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 13. 44-Dylan Norris; 14. 1X-Chad Trout; 15. 11A-Austin Bishop; 16. 90-Jordan Givler; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody; 18. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard; 20. 19-Troy Wagaman; 21. 5J-John Walp; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 24. 75-Tyler Ross (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Robbie Kendall (1-4) & Danny Dietrich (5-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 90-Jordan Givler; 5. 99m-Kyle Moody; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman; 7. 33-Riley Emig

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 3. 27-Devon Borden; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 7-Trey Hivner; 6. 23-Michael Millard; 7. 19-Matt Campbell (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 2. 11P-Niki Young; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard; 4. 39-Chase Dietz; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 4-Zane Rudisill

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. M1-Mark Smith; 2. 8-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 1x-Chad Trout; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 75-Tyler Ross; 6. 5a-Zachary Allman

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2.59-Jim Siegel; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 11A-Austin Bishop; 6. 97-Brie Hershey

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 99m-Kyle Moody; 2. 75-Tyler Ross; 3. 11A-Austin Bishop; 4. 19-Tim Wagaman; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 97-Brie Hershey; 7. 33-Riley Emig; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 23-Michael Millard; 10. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 5a-Zachary Allman; 12. 4-Zane Rudisill; 13. 19-Matt Campbell (DNS)

H&N Landscape 358 Sprints:

305 Sprint Feature (20 laps) – 1. 69-Cameron Smith ($1,100); 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 54-Brett Wanner; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 00F-Chris Frank; 8. 77-David Holbrook; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 10. 38-Brett Strickler; 11. 70D-Frankie Herr; 12. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 13. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 14. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 15. 22E-Nash Ely; 16. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 17. 6-Cody Phillips; 18. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 19. 8-Will Brunson; 20. 66a-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 21. 38s-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 22. 23F-Justin Foster (DNF); 23. 11H-Hayden Miller (DNF); 24. 17K-Kyle Keen (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Cameron Smith (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 23-Justin Foster; 2. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 11H-Hayden Miller; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 6. 17K-Kyle Keen; 7 69-Justice Forbes (DNF); 8. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 70D-Frankie Herr; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 4. 8-Will Brunson; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 7. 17-Andrew Hake; 8. 7-Jayden Wolf (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 00-Chris Frank; 3. 6-Cody Phillips; 4. 23-Jake Eldreth; 5. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 6. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 7. 22-Jacot Balliet

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 69-Cameron Smith; 2. 54-Brett Wanner; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 22-Nash Ely; 5. 38-Brett Strickler; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 38s-Jordan Strickler

358 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 17K-Kyle Keen; 2. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 5. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 6. 22-Jacot Balliet; 7. 69-Justice Forbes; 8. 17-Andrew Hake; 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNS); 10. 7w-Jayden Wolf (DNS)

 

 

Yellow Breeches 500 Race Offers Qualifying Twist For 410 Sprints This Week At Williams Grove

Season debut of 358 sprints also on April 8 program

4/3/22

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host the first of four Yellow Breeches 500 race of the season for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, April 8 at 7:30 pm.

The season debut of the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will also be on the racing program.

For the 410 sprints, the Yellow Breeches 500 race will pay $500 to start the 25-lap main event while offering $5,000 to the winner.

The race will be the first of the year to offer a new twist on qualifying for the big sprint cars.

All four Yellow Breeches 500 races planned during the season will see timed practice laps used to set the heat starting lineups.

Hot lap/qualifying groups for the shows will be established and seeded equally based on each entered drivers season earning’s average to date.

And all cars in a group will face off against the same opponents in their respective heat races.

An invert of the driver’s times after hot laps will be used to set the heat starting grids.

And then the top two or three heat finishers, based on the total number of heats contested, will be placed into the front starting spots of the night’s main event again handicapped onto the grid based on each driver’s financial earning’s average to date.

For their part, the 358 sprints will compete in a 20-lap main after qualifying heat races.

Adult general admission is set at just $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

April 15 will find the track hosting the Hoseheads.com Kids Easter Night Spring Sprint Special featuring free chocolate for kids ages 12 and under and a whopping three divisions of sprint cars in action.

On-track action will feature the 410 sprints, the USAC East 360 wingless sprints and the PASS IMCA 305 sprints.

The show will offer an extremely rare chance to see three classes of sprint cars compete at the Grove all in one big night!

A pair of big events will close April when the All Stars Sprints invade to battle in the $6,000 Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on April 22 and then the URC 360 sprints come together for a challenge with the Williams Grove 358 sprints on April 29.

 

 

Locke Embarks On New Williams Grove 358 Sprint Season Friday Night

Will the streak continue for the two-time, defending track champion?

4/3/22

Mechanicsburg – When the season for the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints begins this Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, its fair to say that a lot of eyes will be on just one driver, Derek Locke.

True, the Carlisle native is the two-time and defending track champion in the division.

And its also true that Locke never scored a 358 sprint win at Williams Grove Speedway until mid-way through the 2020 season before running his current career total up to 11.

But neither of those is the reason fans, teams and other drivers will have their sights set on third-generation driver Locke.

What they’ll be watching to see is if the 37-year old pilot can keep his remarkable, unrelenting Williams Grove win streak alive in the 20-lap main event.

If he can pull off the season lidlifter for the division on Friday night, Locke will have run his current string of wins up to 10 in a row.

No. 77 driver Locke only scored at the track for the first time in June of 2020 but then starting on September 25 of that year, the streak began.

Next came a sweep of the entire 2021 season of action, an unparalleled accomplishment.

Wins came on April 16, April 23, May 21, June 25, July 30 when he scored two in one night, September 3 and finally on September 24.

So, can he sweep another season at the Grove in 2022?

“I don’t think it can be reproduced,” says Locke.

“Everything went our way last year.”

“It takes a good setup, good equipment, a crew that is very detailed and a lot of luck to sweep a season,” he says of his run last year before offering his thoughts on the fate that awaits his efforts in the weeks ahead.

“We have been racing long enough to know that racing luck is quite bipolar.”

Locke and his team fully intend to race the full 358 sprint schedule at Williams Grove this season but they also plan on entering the URC 360 shows that the track offers at well in 2022.

Derek Locke views Tyler Brehm, Zach Newlin, Frankie Herr, Brett Wanner and Steve Owings as prime contenders to dethrone him when action gets underway Friday night at 7:30.

 

 

Logan Wagner Rebounds From Tough Weekend to Earn Victory on Checkered Flag Fan Club Night. Colton Flinner and Dillan Stake Earn Late Model Wins

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (April 3, 2022) Logan Wagner capitalized on a front-row starting spot to pick up his first Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory of the season at the Port Royal Speedway Saturday evening.

The win was worth $4000 and was a welcome sight for the four-time defending champion at the Speedway after last weekend saw him get upside down and and credited with a DNF.

"Hats off to my Zemco crew. We go from wrecking last week to being here in victory lane this week," said Wagner. "Thanks to all my fans and all those who boo me. You're all making noise and that's what this sport is about."

Wagner and his father, Mike Wagner, lined up on the front tow for the feature and it was the elder Wagner getting sideways and into the wall to bring out the caution on lap one. He was able to avoid contact with any other drivers and rejoined the field after changing a tire.

Wagner's misfortune was Justin Whittall's delight as he gained the outside front-row starting spot as a result of the caution and it was him leading lap one after a return to racing. Whittall jumped out to a lead of more then 1.2 seconds by lap five, but racing action was again halted for a car stopped in turn four with 20 to go.

Logan Wagner tried a slider on Whittall entering turn one of the restart, but couldn't make it work. He tried again entering turn three, but Whittall was too fast off the top of the Speedway and was able to again lead the lap.

Six laps later, with Whittall now approaching the tail end of the field, Wagner was able to pounce. He regained the top spot and and used the lapped cars to his advantage to pull away from Whittall with ease.

"Justin was running a great race and he stayed up there longer than I expected," said Wagner. "I kind of was waiting for him to fall off, but he gave me everything he had and it was great racing."

Meanwhile, it was ninth-place starter Anthony Macri putting on a show for the fans. Macri was lurking just inside the top five near the halfway mark and by lap 20 he was able to get by Lucas Wolfe for the bronze spot on the podium. He then got by Whittall for the runner-up spot, but by then Wagner had built up too much of a lead.

At the completion of the 25-lap event, it was Wagner over Macri and Wolfe by a margin of 3.135 seconds. Whittall and Jeff Halligan rounded out the top five. Zeb Wise, Blane Heimbach, AJ Flick, Jared Esh and Justin Peck completed the top ten.

Peck earned the $500 Valley Supply Hard Charger award after starting 18th, while 24th-place finisher Tyler Bear earned the J&S Classics $1000 Warrior Award via a random draw.

"I kind of anticipated the track might slick off a bit, but it stayed good for us and it was a great night," said Wagner. "Everything just came together for us and we were able to make it work tonight."

Following a week where Wagner and Macri made headlines on social media after getting together on the track, Macri believed it was meant to be to see them finish 1-2 this weekend.

"The car kept getting better as the race went on, but starting ninth you've got to get to the front quick to win," said Macri. "I think we'll see the Zemco car and us up front a lot this season and to run second to them is no slouch. He's tough to beat and it's been a good start to to 2022 for us."

410 Sprint Car Results-1- Logan Wagner, 2. Anthony Macri, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Justin Whittall, 5. Jeff Halligan, 6. Zeb Wise, 7. Blane Heimbach, 8. AJ Flick, 9. Jared Esh, 10. Justin Peck, 11. Jason Shultz, 12. Kassidy Kreitz, 13. Mike Wagner, 14. Kyle Reinhardt, 15. Cole Macedo, 16. TJ Stutts, 17. Steve Buckwalter, 18. Gerard McIntyre, 19. Mike Walter II, 20. Tyler Reeser, 21. Lynton Jeffrey, 22. Carl Bowser, 23. Kody Lehman, 24. Tyler Bear

Colton Flinner earned his third consecutive win at the Port Royal Speedway to start the season and earned $3000 as a result of the triumph. The win not only continued what has been a torrid start to the season for the driver, but earned him a guaranteed starting spot in next Sunday's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series River Valley 40 event.

"I really don't know what to say as we've struggled for years here and this has been a wild start to the season," said Flinner. "I feel like I've matured a ton as a driver and we're looking to prove it again next weekend."

Defending track champion Dylan Yoder and Trevor Feathers lined up on the front row for the feature and it was Feathers gaining the point on the opening circuit. The caution flew after the completion of one lap for a spinning Brian Booze.

Flinner was in a hurry to get to the front as after a return to green-flag action, it only took two laps for him to get to the front as he slid Feathers for the lead with 22 laps to go.

From there it was all Flinner by a mile. Behind him, Feathers, Yoder and Gary Stuhler were putting on a three-wide battle for the runner-up spot. Yoder eventually moved into the runner-up position.

Stuhler briefly gained the second position with just under five laps to go, but Yoder was able to capitalize on the lapped cars and his built up speed off the top line to move back into the spot for good with two laps to go.

Flinner worked his way through the lapped cars with ease and he went on to take the checkered flag by a dominating 7.7 second advantage over Yoder and Stuhler. Feathers and Austin Berry rounded out the top five. Ross Robinson earned the $200 Georges Used Cars Hard Charger after advancing from 14th to eighth.

"It feels good to know we are already locked in next weekend, but I'm looking to lock in anyways and make the fans proud next weekend," said Flinner. "We have a lot of confidence in our program right now and I can't wait to try again next week."

For Yoder, it was a solid effort to come home runner-up, but still a disappointment for the defending track champion at the Speedway.

"It was a good start to the year for us, but we'd always like to be better," said Yoder. "We've obviously got a little work to do to catch that 48 right now, but I think we all do the way they are running right now."

Super Late Model Results- 1. Colton Flinner, 2. Dylan Yoder, 3. Gary Stuhler, 4. Trevor Feathers, 5. Austin Berry, 6. Matt Cosner, 7. Logan Zarin, 8. Ross Robinson, 9. Nick Dickson, 10. Kyle Lee, 11. John Garvin, 12. Chad Myers, 13. Tim Smith Jr., 14. Mike Lupfer, 15. Roy Deese Jr., 16. Levi Yetter, 17. Jason Schmidt, 18. Del Rougeux, 19. Brian Booze, 20. Kody Lyter, 21. Brandon Little, 22. Chris Casner, 23. Justin Weaver

Dillan Stake picked up the first Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model feature event of the season, which was worth an increased $2000 as a result of multiple rainouts from earlier in the year. The win was Stake's fourth career in the division at the Speedway.

Defending track champion Devin Hart lined up on the front row alongside of Taylor Farling and it was Farling getting the early advantage. Farling led the first 11 laps of the event before giving way to fourth-place starter Matt Parks with 13 laps to go.

A caution with 7 laps to go bunched the field together once again and was the opportunity Stake needed to get himself into position for a shot at the victory.

Stake, who started ninth, had been struggling to get by Parks in lapped traffic. However, with clean clean air in front of him he was able to pounce. Parks lead the first two laps following the restart, but with five laps to go Stake and Parks made contact on the exit of the backstretch and allowed Stake to take the lead.

Parks struggled to regain momentum and with two laps to go, Stake had worked his lead already to over 2.0 seconds. Todd Snook, who started 13th, moved inside the podium as well, but Stake was not to be denied as he cruised home to the $2000 victory over Jared Fulkroad, Snook, Hart and Farling.

" Matt Parks and I live literally 15 minutes apart and I gave him all the room there to race for the lead," said Stake. "It wasn't intentional at all and it was just hard nosed racing. I can't explain just how good this car has been since the end of last year."

Limited Late Model Results- 1. Dillan Stake, 2. Jared Fulkroad, 3. Todd Snook, 4. Devin Hart, 5. Taylor Farling, 6. Shawn Shoemaker, 7. Derick Garman, 8. Kenny Yoder, 9. Chaz Buchinsky, 10. Daulton Bigler, 11. Ethan Beasom, 12. Kevin Probst, 13. Colin Knaub, 14. Matt Parks, 15. Casey Steinhoff, 16. Ryan Zook, 17. Dennis Curry, 18. Chad Smith, 19. Chase Bowsman, 20. Maddox Smith, 21. Jim McBee Sr., 22. Kyle Bachman, 23. Trent Brenneman, DNS- Cayden Ranck

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

DUKE AWARDED WIN IN 305 SPRINT CARS WHEN KEPNER COMES UP LIGHT;

ROOKIE VIAL TAKES ROADRUNNER CHECKERS IN FIRST START

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Bryan Bernheisel outdueled his father Jim Bernheisel to capture his second career late model season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday afternoon in the division’s 25-lap main event.

The $3,000 victory was the 10th of Bernheisel’s career at the track in the Lazer Chassis No. 119. Bernheisel, of Lebanon, scored his other opening day win in 2018, the year he also won his first track championship.

Saturday's race marked the track's 60th late model season opener in its rich history.

Ken Duke of Selinsgrove was awarded the win in the 20-lap PASS/IMCA 305 sprint car feature when Kruz Kepner’s racer came up light on the scales during the post-race inspection.

Rookie Levi Vial of Bloomsburg made his first career start in the roadrunner division and found himself standing in Victory Lane at the conclusion of the division’s 12-lap feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway’s next race is at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16, featuring the United Late Model Series in the 30-lap Spring Championship. Joining the super late models again will be the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars and roadrunners. Gates will open at 4 p.m.

Bryan Bernheisel started on the outside of the front row while his father Jim Bernheisel started on the pole for the super late model feature. Racing out of turn two, B. Bernheisel pulled into the early race lead with his father in tow.

Fourth-place starter Gene Knaub raced a close third with sixth-place starter Jim Yoder quickly advancing to fourth. The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap nine when Drew Weisser’s car spun in turn two. On the lap 10 restart, B. Bernheisel continued to set the pace as eighth-place starter Hayes Mattern challenged fifth-place starter Jeff Rine for fifth.

Late in the race, a double spin for John Schoch in turn two and Jared Siefert in turn three regrouped the field for another restart. When the race resumed, Mattern powered by Rine for the fifth position.

At the checkered flag, B. Bernheisel was victorious by several car lengths over J. Bernheisel, Knaub, J. Yoder, and Mattern.

Front row starters Drew Young and Tyler Snook brought the 305 sprint car field to the green flag at the start of the main event. Snook powered into the lead with third-place starter Kruz Kepner in pursuit. Two laps later, fifth-place starter Ken Duke passed Young for the third position.

By lap eight, Kepner closed in on Snook in slower traffic. On the 11th circuit, Kepner made a pass by Snook for the lead using the inside lane in turn two. A lap later Snook and Jason Roush made contact and spun in turn three.

With five laps remaining, Kepner maintained a healthy lead over Duke and seventh-place starter Austin Reed. At the checkered flag, Kepner was victorious over Duke. During the post-race inspection, however, Kruz’s car was under the legal weight limit and the win was awarded to Duke followed by Reed, Doug Dodson, Erin Statler, and Scott Frack.

Fourth-place starter Tom Underwood attempted to take the lead at the start of the roadrunner but it was second-place starter Nate Romig who brought the field around to complete the first lap.

Romig and sixth-place starter Keith Bissinger were in a hard-fought battle for the lead through much of the event. At the halfway point, Romig set the pace in front of Bissinger, Underwood, Curtis Lawton and Levi Vial.

A close three-car battle unfolded at the front of the pack when Lawton advanced to third. On the final lap, Bissinger made a move to the inside of Romig to challenge for the lead. When the two cars made contact, Bissinger’s No. 11 turned sideways and barrel rolled into the first turn, collecting Lawton.

Original ninth-place starter Vial inherited the lead with one lap to go and held off Daren Rice for his first career win in his first-ever start on the half-mile track. Matt Ney, Cory Lindenmuth, and Romig completed the top five.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 2 April 2022
Late Models – 19 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 2) 31 Jim Bernheisel 3) 1 Gene Knaub 4) 27 Jim Yoder 5) 9 Hayes Mattern 6) 2J Jeff Rine 7) 2Y Andrew Yoder 8) 22 Brett Schadel 9) 92 Shaun Lawton 10) 7 Meade Hahn 11) 89 John Schoch 12) 25 Jared Siefert 13) 63 Nathan Long 14) 12M Tyson Mowery 15) 22 Randal Paxton 16) 32J Shaun Jones 17) 19 Drew Weisser 18) G05 Paul Spear 19) 77 Scott Dunham Jr. DNS

Heat Winners: Jim Bernheisel, Jeff Rine
305 Sprint Cars – 24 Entries
20-Lap A-Main: 1) 67 Ken Duke 2) 34 Austin Reed 3) 20 Doug Dodson 4) 2 Erin Statler 5) 39X Scott Frack 6) 46 Mike Alleman 7) 25 Dustin Young 8) 51 Dave Graber 9) 91J John Fiore 10) 31 Roger Weaver 11) 41 Joshua Harner 12) 5 Logan Spahr 13) 88 Fred Arnold 14) 1M Paul Moyer 15) 71 Josh Spicer 16) 7 Drew Young 17) 17 Owen Dimm 18) 19 Kruz Kepner 19) 95 Garrett Bard 20) 56 Tyler Snook 21)28R Jason Roush 22) 98 Croix Beasom 23) 36 Dominic Melair 24) 54 Mike Melair
Heat Winners: Austin Reed, Drew Young, Dominic Melair
Roadrunners – 11 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1) 19 Levi Vial 2) 8 Daren Rice 3) 5 Matt Ney 4) 14 Cory Lindenmuth 5) 25 Nate Romig 6) 11 Keith Bissinger 7) 33 Curtis Lawton 8) 12 Tom Underwood 9) 992 Terry Kramer 10) 60 Jimmy Kessler 11) 0 Kevin Dobson

Heat Winners: Terry Kramer, Keith Bissinger

 

 

River Valley Builders to Offer Hard Charger Awards at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA. – Clinton County Speedway is proud to welcome River Valley Builders LLC as the official hard charger sponsor for the 2022 racing season. The $75 award will be given weekly to a driver who advances the most positions in the A-Main event for either the RaceSaver Sprint Cars or the Limited Late Models.

Clinton County Speedway is preparing for the season opener on Friday, April 15th when the RaceSaver Sprint Cars, sanctioned by the Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars will headline the show with the Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints and the 4 Cylinders.

“We are excited to welcome River Valley Builders as a sponsor this year,” says speedway promoter, Jason McCahan. “It is a great way to give back to the drivers with this weekly incentive.”

RVB is a modular home construction company offering custom designed homes to fit your family needs and your budget. It is growing its brand throughout much of the northeast, serving Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Customers can visit their model home center located in Selinsgrove, PA.

“Clinton County Speedway offers some of the best short track racing in the area and River Valley Builders is proud to offer the hard charger award,” says owner and president Dan Stimely. “We also encourage race fans to allow us the opportunity to custom design your dream home. We can build anything from a smaller ranch home to a larger two-story home. We strive to give our customers the utmost attention to all phases of the design and construction process.”

To learn more about River Valley Builders, browse floorplans or get started on your new home, visit www.rivervalleybuild.com, and like them on Facebook and Instagram.

For the complete schedule of events at the Clinton County Speedway, visit www.clintoncountyspeedway.com. The speedway will host a practice session on Saturday, April 9th beginning at 1PM. In addition to the website, visit the speedway’s social media channels including Facebook, Instragram and Twitter.

 

 

Williams Grove Cancels April 1

4/1/22

Mechanicsburg - With the predicted cold front sweeping through the region and ensuing wind gusts predicted to reach as high as 40 mph into the afternoon, Williams Grove Speedway has decided to cancel tonight's racing program.

While the winds are predicted to subside somewhat by evening, temperatures are expected to drop to near 40-degrees by 9 pm, making the prospect for racing untenable for both fans and drivers alike.

Severe thunderstorms hit the track Thursday evening, more rain showers hit the speedway mid-morning Friday and again during the early afternoon, factoring into the decision.

The speedway also considers the cancellation an effective in the face of asking teams to exhaust their equipment in the undesirable cold temperatures that are expected to prevail.

The track returns to action on Friday night, April 8 at 7:30 pm with the 410 and 358 sprint cars.

 

 

SELINSGROVE 60th LATE MODEL SEASON OPENER THIS SATURDAY

WILL KICK OFF CHASE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP WORTH $5,000!

Start Time Moved Up To 3PM Due To Cool Temps

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- When Selinsgrove Speedway swings open the gates this Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m., it will mark the historic 60th season opener for late model stock cars at the famed Snyder County half-mile oval!

Due to the forecast for cool temperatures during the evening hours, speedway officials moved up the starting time to 3 p.m. for this weekend’s race. Joining the Selinsgrove Ford super late models on the racing card will be the Apache Tree Service PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars and A&A Auto Stores roadrunners.

Celebrating its 76th anniversary this year, Selinsgrove originally opened in 1946 but closed for a brief period from 1960-1962. Upon reopening in 1963, late models and sprint cars became the premier weekly attractions.

It was the late Ed Spencer of Berwick who won the late model race when the track reopened on May 25, 1963.

Danville’s Jeff Rine is a 12-time late model opening day winner at the track, more than any other driver. He has 113 career wins at Selinsgrove, including a single victory last year in the track’s 75th Anniversary race on July 20.

Rine’s track championship in 2021 was the 14th of his career, and he will be gunning for No. 15 starting this Saturday. To highlight the division’s rich history, Selinsgrove Ford posted a huge $5,000 bonus to the driver who wins this year’s championship in the 16-race series! The top five points finishers will also earn bonus money.

Three drivers are tied for second on the list of late model opening day winners; they are Dale Kerstetter, Tom Peck, and Richie Jensen who each have four wins in the first race of the season.

This Saturday’s 25-lap main event will pay a cool $3,000 to win and $300 to start out of a lucrative $15,000 purse! Tow money has been raised to $200 to help late model teams offset rising fuel costs. Grandstand and pit gates will open at 1 p.m.

Gregg Satterlee is the defending super late model opening day winner. He and Rine were two of the division’s seven different winners in as many races! Also taking victories last year at the track were Matt Cosner, Andy Haus, Kyle Knapp (Rookie of the Year), Dan Stone, and Jim Yoder.

Adult general admission is set at just $15. Students (ages 12-17) are $10, with kids 11 and under admitted free general admission. Pit passes for all ages are $30.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The speedway office can be reached at570.374.2266.

 

 

BLOOMSBURG FAIR RACEWAY, BLOOMSBURG, PA

Promoter Steve O’Neal: 717-348-6663 email: seoneal@hotmail.com

Bloomsburg Fair Board Race Director Brian Wawroski: 570-204-5257 email: bwawa@commercialstainless.com

WEBSITE: https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/

COMING EVENTS:

April 7 Test and Tune 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 14 @7:00 pm USAC East Coast Sprints + URC Sprints

April 21 @7:00 pm All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints + All Pro SpeedSTRs

May 5 @7:00 pm USAC East Coast Sprints + 360/358 Winged Sprints

Bloomsburg Fair Raceway conducts safety seminar

(BLOOMSBURG, PA. 3-31-22) With the start of racing about to get underway at the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway, track officials recently took the initiative to hold a safety seminar with local fire, EMT and towing personal in an effort for them to be well-prepared in the event of any unfortunate situations that may and do occur during a race event.

Held on Tuesday evening, March 30 inside the Industrial Arts building at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds and adjacent to the race track, the Bloomsburg Fire Department, headed by chief Scott McBride, had a team assembled along with individuals from local towing groups – all of which are on hand during race nights – and were given an in-depth showing to the safety aspects of race cars including fuel line shutoffs, engine kill switches, driver extricating and even the proper places to cut a roll cage if need be.

“It’s basically knowledge, getting everyone down here hands on looking at the vehicles and knowing what to do,” said McBride.

“It’s like preplanning for a fire or accident. We need to know what to do, where to hit it and when to hit it and how fast. Seconds count just like they do anywhere else and our whole goal of being at the track is driver safety. We’re there for them and we want to be an expert at out craft so that’s why where here to look at the cars and go over them”

Three different type race cars that will be competing at the track where brought in which included Randy Mausteller’s No. 21 Harry’s U-Pull-It ARDC Midget, the No. 92 Selinsgrove Ford Limited-Late Model of Shawn Lawton, both of whom are from Bloomsburg and the No. 25 H & P Construction/Gray Builders Inc., 305 Sprint car driven by Justin Young of Danville.

Each driver went over the different safety aspects of their cars which similarly are equipped safety wise but have distinctive locations for fuel and engine shutoffs and such. Each car also has a specific way for drivers to exit and those details along with several other intricacies where carefully gone over.

“This is so important and it should make the Fair Board and the drivers a little more comfortable and it’s good to get our guys the exposure to them. We want to make sure that everyone is safe and everyone goes home that way,” added McBride.

“Some of our guys have never seen race cars before while some of us have raced in the past or having been with racing teams. This is not like cutting a car going down the road. It’s not a Buick or Ford and anything like that. These are purpose built cars made for high end speeds so they’re a special beast.”

Lawton, who raced at Bloomsburg last season and was the first official car to take a lap when the track opened for testing, was grateful for the opportunity to be part of the safety seminar.

“I feel this is instrumental and something that more tracks should take into consideration. I’m honored they asked me to be a part of this,” Lawton said.

“I’ve been hurt before from a racing accident and knowing that the speedway is taking the safety measures to explain and train the EMT’s and everyone else is an extremely important factor and it makes me feel a lot better as a racer that they are taking my safety and all the racers safety into consideration.”

With a Test and Tune set for Thursday, April 7 in advance of the season opening race one week later on April 14, race director Steve O’Neal also felt that conducting the safety seminar was an important facet of growing the speedway and exhibiting to drivers and everyone the commitment the track has towards everyone’s well-being.

“This is such an important aspect of racing and we have to protect our racers. I’m really happy to see a great turnout of local firefighters, EMT’s and all who attended. It just shows another part of the bright future for the speedway,” O’Neal said.

“Having Randy (Mausteller), Shawn (Lawton) and Justin Young) here to show these guys everything about their cars is great. This is a huge help in familiarizing all the safety personal on the key components of the cars in the event of an accident.”

The Test and Tune will be held from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Pit admission is $25 per person. Pit gates will open starting at 5:00 pm. Grandstands are free to the public.

Thursday, April 14 the 3/8-mile dirt oval will kick off its second season of racing with a twin bill of open cockpit action featuring the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprints and United Racing Club presented by Capitol Renegade Custom Coaches & Trailers winged 360 Sprints. Both features will pay $2000-to-win. Pit gates will open at 4:00 pm and grandstands at 5:00 pm. Racing will commence at 7:00 pm.

 

Bloomsburg Fair Raceway to hold Test and Tune on April 7…Season Opener set for April 14

(BLOOMSBURG, PA. 3-30-22) With the start of the 2022 season nearing at the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway at the historic Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg, the speedway will be hosting a Test and Tune open to any divisions that are on their current schedule of events.

The Test and Tune will be held on Thursday evening, April 7 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Pit admission is $25 per person. Pit gates will open starting at 5:00 pm. Grandstands are free to the public.

Throughout the off-season raceway officials and crews have been hard at work in making preparations for the soon-to-get-underway second season of racing and are excited to swing open the gates for what it is shaping up to be a very exciting year of action at Bloomsburg.

Thursday’s Test and Tune will be a great opportunity for teams to make shake-down runs and prepare themselves for the select race dates that will run from mid-April through August.

Following the Test and Tune, one week later on Thursday, April 14 the 3/8-mile dirt oval will kick off its second season of racing with a twin bill of open cockpit action featuring the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprints and United Racing Club (URC) presented by Capitol Renegade Custom Coaches & Trailers winged 360 Sprints. Both features will pay $2000-to-win.

Pit gates will open at 4:00 pm and grandstands at 5:00 pm. Racing will commence at 7:00 pm.

One week later on Thursday, April 21 the national touring Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will make their Bloomsburg debut with a $6000-to-win main event.

Accompanying the All Stars will be the All Pro SpeedSTR’s which will also be making their first run at the track after being cancelled last year due to rain.

A reminder to that camping is available at $30 per spot which includes water and electric. Also online ticketing is being offered. Camping and ticketing forms can be found on the track’s website.

The Bloomsburg Fair Raceway is located at 620 West Third Street, Bloomsburg, Pa. 17815. You can also access up to date news on the track’s website at https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BloomsburgFairRaceway/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/BloomFairRacewy

and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bloomsburgfairraceway/

 

 

Checkered Flag Fan Club and $1 Hot Dog Night featuring Three-Division Show Kicks off the Month of April at Port Royal

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (March 31, 2022) Port Royal Speedway returns to racing this Saturday, April 2nd, with a special three-division event featuring the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Models and the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models.

Earlier this week it was announced that all gate and start times would be moved up two hours as a result of colder weather conditions and gates will open at 1:00 PM and racing is set to kick off at 4:00 PM.

Saturday's event will also serve as a make-up for the previously cancelled $1 Hot Dog Night and a make-up for the Checkered Flag Fan Club Night.

GA- $20, Student Admission- $10, Pits- $30.

In Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car competition, Anthony Macri enters the weekend as the series points leader after he picked up the victory two weekends ago for his first win of the season at the Juniata County oval. Macri leads Danny Dietrich by a margin of 20-points followed by Mike Wagner (-25), Justin Peck (-55) and Brent Marks (-70). The series will be competing for $4000 to win and $400 to start. Tow money in the series is now $200 for weekly competition, which is a $100 increase for the 2022 season.

Following back-to-back victories to open the 2022 season in Krill Recycling Super Late Model competition, Colton Flinner sits on top of the series point standings by 65 markers over Gary Stuhler. Mike Lupfer (-105), Kyle Lee (-120) and Trevor Collins (-135) complete the rest of the top five. The series drivers will be competing for $3000 to win and $300 to start, which is part of the highest weekly purse for Super Late Models in the entire country. Beginning this weekend, the series will receive $200 two money for those who do not qualify for the feature, which is an increase of $100 for the 2022 racing season.

As an added incentive, the winner of this Saturday’s event will also receive a guaranteed starting spot for the April 10th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series $10,000 to win River Valley 40 event at the Speedway next weekend.

This will be the first Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model event of the 2022 season and as a result of multiple cancellations due to inclement weather, the drivers will be competing for an increased $2000 to win and $200 to start. Not only has the winner's share been raised for the evening, but all positions throughout the A-main field's payout have been doubled for the event and it features close to a $10,000 overall purse.

Devin Hart enters the season as the defending series points champion and many drivers will be looking to knock him off his perch as title holder in 2022. Shawn Shoemaker, Andrew Yoder, Todd Snook and Kenny Yoder as just a few drivers who are looking to improve on their 2021 performance in 2022. New to the series this season is a weekly $100 Hard Charger award courtesy of Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc. for the driver who passes the most cars in the feature event.

As standard, racing will be broadcast via PPV on FloRacing and more information regarding subscription pricing can be found at www.floracing.com.

Stay tuned to our website www.portroyalspeedway.com and our various social media outlets for up to date information throughout the week and we look forward to seeing you at the track as we kick off the month of April Speed Palace style.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY OFFICIALS MOVE UP SATURDAY’S

SEASON OPENER START TIME TO 3PM DUE TO COOL TEMPS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway officials moved up the start time for this Saturday’s (April 2) season opener from 6 p.m. to 3 p.m. due to the forecast for unseasonably cool temperatures during the evening hours.

The tripleheader program will feature the Selinsgrove Ford super late models in a 25-lap main event paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start out of the $15,000 purse! To help teams with rising fuel costs, tow money has been increased to $200 for any late model driver who takes at least one green flag during the racing program.

Joining the super late models on April 2 will be the Apache Tree Service PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars and the A&A Auto Stores roadrunners.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 1 p.m.

Adult general admission is set at just $15 with students ages 12-17 $10. Kids ages 11 and under are admitted free general admission. Pit passes for all ages are $30.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The speedway office can be reached at570.374.2266.

 

 

410 Sprints And IMCA PASS 305 Sprints Race Friday At Williams Grove

Several specials dot April slate of events

3/27/22

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will launch into April with a program of Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and IMCA PASS 305 sprints coming up this Friday night at 7:30.

The April 1 program will offer the 410 sprints another 25-lap, $5,500 payday with gates opening at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The first race of the season at the track for the IMCA PASS 305 sprints this Friday will be one of two in April at Williams Grove.

The highly competitive circuit will return to the oval again on April 15 as part of the Spring Sprint Special featuring a rare three-division sprint car show at the Grove.

Headlining the exciting card will be the 410 sprints as joined by the USAC East wingless 360 sprints.

The first Yellow Breeches 500 race of the season for the 410 sprints and the season debut of the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints is set for April 8.

The 410 sprints will compete in timed practice laps on April 8.

A pair of big events will close April when the All Stars Sprints invade to battle in the $6,000 Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on April 22 and then the URC 360 sprints come together for a challenge with the Williams Grove 358 sprints in a challenge race on April 29.

So far this season at Williams Grove, sprint car wins have gone to Justin Peck and teenager Dylan Norris.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DANNY DIETRICH CHARGES TO HIS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON; Doug Dodson Wires the Field in 305 Sprint Season Opener

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 2, 2022 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Saturday, April 9, 2022 (7PM) 19th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial: Spring Championship $6,900 to win for 410 Sprints (TT) + 358 Sprints

Saturday, April 16, 2022 (7PM) Golf Cart Services Night: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (March 26, 2022) – Going into Saturday night, Danny Dietrich was the only driver to have finished in the top five during the first three races of the season at Lincoln. Dietrich continued his early season success with a $4,000 win on a chilly afternoon on Saturday. Dietrich had nothing but praise for the track surfaces that the track crew has provided early in the season, “We’ve had a good car here. We just need to get rolling. The tracks been phenomenal. This is so much fun to race on a track like this.”

Dietrich lined up tenth for the start of the 30-lap feature and started his charge to the front early. Dietrich was up to fifth by lap 3.

Just four laps after Dietrich took the lead, the caution came out. The yellow flag wouldn’t fly again until one lap remained, lining up the field for a one lap shoot out, “I didn’t want to see any cautions because I knew I was picking lapped cars off pretty good off of 4 here.” Dietrich had All-Star Circuit of Champion driver, Justin Peck behind him for the late race restart, “I know with Justin behind me I got to hit my marks on the restart or he’s going to pull a slide job. He likes to run hard like I do so you can’t just blow in on the top and not expect a slide job so I tried to protect that.” Dietrich held off Peck on the final lap to score his first win of the 2022 season.

Zane Rudisill started on the pole of the 30-lap feature in what was only his second time behind the wheel of a 410 sprint car. Rudisill led the field into turn 1 with Brie Hershey and Jim Siegel in tow. The caution flag waved on lap 1 when Aaron Bollinger found himself sitting backwards in turn 2.

The top five for the restart were Rudisill, Hershey, Siegel, Devon Borden and Austin Bishop. In just one lap Danny Dietrich drove from tenth to seventh and Justin Peck advanced from twelfth to eighth.

Rudisill had a solid restart while Siegel looked to the outside of Hershey in turn 3. Hershey held on to second that time, but lost the spot to Siegel on lap 3 at the line.

Borden was charging to the front of the pack from his sixth place starting spot. He was up to third on lap 5 and second on lap 7.

Rudisill had caught the tail end of the field allowing Borden to close in. Borden made the pass for the lead in turn 2 on lap 10.

Danny Dietrich was also on the move and got by Siegel for third on lap 11 and took second from Rudisill on lap 12.

Danny had knocked Borden’s lead to under one second and took the top spot at the line on lap 16. Borden took the lead back coming out of turn 2 and held on to it down the back stretch. Danny got Borden back coming out of turn 4 to hold and lead the lap.

Dietrich put a lapped car between him and Borden, but Borden caught up to him again to battle for the lead. The yellow flag waved on lap 20 when Borden made contact with a lapped car in turn 2. Borden had been running second and initially stayed out to maintain his position, but was forced to go to the pits with a flat tire.

The top five for the restart were Dietrich, Siegel, Peck, Justin Whittall and Rudisill.

Siegel looked to the bottom of turns 1 and 2 on the restart to try and take the lead but could not complete the pass.

Alan Krimes, who had started 20th, got by Rudisill for fifth and then Whittall for fourth.

Peck was all over Siegel, battling for second as Danny checked out from the rest of the field. Dietrich’s lead was nearly three seconds as the laps wound down.

Peck was still searching for a way around Siegel and was finally successful at the line with two laps to go.

The caution came out with one lap to go when Austin Bishop and Freddie Rahmer got together at the flag stand. Bishop and Rahmer had been running seventh and eighth.

The field lined up for a one lap shoot out behind Dietrich, Peck, Siegel, Krimes and Whittall.

Danny drove through the middle of turns 1 and 2 which was enough to keep Peck at bay. Dietrich crossed the line .525 seconds ahead of Peck. Siegel was third and Krimes charged from 21st to a solid fourth place finish. Whittall completed the top five.

The 410 sprint car heat races went to Austin Bishop, Jim Siegel, TJ Stutts, Zane Rudisill and Danny Dietrich.

Doug Dodson Wires the Field in 305 Sprint Season Opener

Dave Wickham and Johnny Scarborough shared the front row for the start of the 20-lap season opener for the PASS 305 Sprint Car Series. Scarborough and third place starting Doug Dodson drag raced for the lead down the back stretch with Dodson taking over the top spot coming out of turn 4.

Logan Spahr who started sixth was up to fourth on lap 2.

Dodson still held the lead 5 laps in with Scarborough, Kruz Kepner, Spahr and Ken Duke Jr. making up the top five.

Dodson was pulling away from the field while Duke was putting pressure on Spahr for fourth. Kepner was battling Scarborough for second place and took the spot on lap 10 coming out of turn 2. Spahr got by Johnny for third on lap 13. Scarborough pulled off the track into the infield on lap 15.

Dodson dominated the nonstop feature, crossing the finish line 8.505 seconds ahead of Kepner. Spahr finished third and Duke was fourth. Domenic Melair made a last lap pass on Austin Reed to take fifth.

The 305 Sprint Car heat races were won by Doug Dodson, Dylan Smith and Austin Reed.

Next Saturday, April 2, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 7PM with pit gates opening at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM. The open practice is open to divisions on the 2022 Lincoln Speedway schedule.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, March 26, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($4,000); 2. 13-Justin Peck; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 67-Justin Whittall; 6. 11-Parker Price-Miller; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 4z-Zane Rudisill; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 11. 39-Chase Dietz; 12. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 13. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 14. 5J-John Walp; 15. 11A-Austin Bishop (DNF); 16. 8R-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 17. 11P-Niki Young; 18. 99m-Kyle Moody; 19. 33-Riley Emig; 20. 8-Billy Dietrich; 21. 21T-Scott Fisher; 22. 27-Devon Borden (DNF); 23. 5a-Zachary Allman (DNF); 24. 11T-TJ Stutts (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Zane Rudisill (1-9), Devon Borden (10-15) & Danny Dietrich (16-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 11A-Austin Bishop; 2. 11-Parker Price-Miller; 3. 5-John Walp; 4. 11P-Niki Young; 5. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 1X-Chad Trout

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 3. 13-Justin Peck; 4. 5a-Zachary Allman; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 11T-TJ Stutts; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 33-Riley Emig; 5. 99m-Kyle Moody; 6. 90-Jordan Givler; 7. 15-Lynton Jeffrey

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 4Z-Zane Rudisill; 2. 27-Devon Borden; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 39-Chase Dietz; 5. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 6. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 67-Justin Whittall; 3. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 13s-Jon Stewart; 6. 23-Michael Millard

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 99m-Kyle Moody; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 6. 1x-Chad Trout; 7. 39m-Anthony Macri; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 13s-Jon Stewart; 10. 35-Tyler Esh; 11. 90-Jordan Givler; 12. 15-Lynton Jeffrey; 13. Michael Millard

PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints:

305 Sprint Feature (20 laps) – 1. 20-Doug Dodson ($350); 2. 19K-Kruz Kepner; 3. 5-Logan Spahr; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 36-Domenic Melair; 6. 34-Austin Reed; 7. 80-Dave Wickham; 8. 39x-Scott Frack; 9. 41-Josh Harner; 10. 17-Owen Dimm; 11. 03M-Matthew Swift; 12. 61C-Johnny Scarborough (DNF); 13. 31-Donnie Hendershot (DNF); 14. 19-Ryan Neil (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Doug Dodson (1-20)

305 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 19K-Kruz Kepner; 3. 61C-Johnny Scarborough; 4. 17-Owen Dimm; 5. 19-Ryan Neil; 6. 1-Rowdy Heffner (DNS); 7. 54-Mike Melair (DNS)

305 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 11x-Dylan Smith; 2. 39x-Scott Frack; 3. M1-Justin Mills; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 36-Domenic Melair; 6. 03m-Matthew Swift

305 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 34-Austin Reed; 2. 5-Logan Spahr; 3. 80-Dave Wickham; 4. 41-Josh Harner; 5. 31-Donnie Hendershot (DNF); 6. 44v-Daren Bolac (DNS)

 

 

Norris And Eckert Wire For Williams Grove Wins

Teenager Dylan Norris gets first oval victory in sprints

3/25/22

Mechanicsburg – Dylan Norris of Hanover won the first Williams Grove Speedway sprint car feature of his young career on Friday night, wiring the field for a $5,500 payday.

Likewise, Rick Eckert of York wired for the 30-lap, ULMS Late Model Series victory worth $3,500.

Norris started on the pole of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main and was pursued by Chase Dietz and seventh starter Devon Borden.

Borden drove into third on the fourth lap and both he and Dietz had Norris lined up for a challenge on the ninth tour as the trio ran into traffic when a yellow flag for a stopped Brent Shearer broke up the would-be battle.

Borden tried to blister by Dietz on the restart but instead got sideways in an effort not to crash both he and Dietz out of the race in the first turn before losing third to Ryan Smith.

But Borden quickly recovered a half lap later when he got back around Smith before rapidly running down Dietz for second on the 12th lap.

Another caution, again for Shearer, this time on lap 13 slowed the pace and set up a restart.

Norris got away from Borden when action resumed but couldn’t settle into a pace as another yellow, this time for a stopped Parker Price Miller, fell on the field with 11 laps to go.

And then Dietz broke out of third on the restart, putting Kyle Reinhardt into the sport.

Borden hung with Norris for the return to action but never mounted the challenge it seemed he might have been capable of.

With nine laps to go eighth starter Danny Dietrich surged into fourth and seemed headed for better things only to also slow and drop out of the race.

Norris kept a comfortable advantage during the late going and to the finish as Borden slowed suddenly on the final lap, dropping like a rock as the rest of the field raced by.

Reinhardt finished second, 2.616 seconds behind, followed by Smith, Brent Marks and 12th starting opening day winner Justin Peck.

Sixth through 10th went to Anthony Macri, Aaron Bollinger, Freddie Rahmer, Justin Whittall and Steve Buckwalter.

Heats went to Borden, Norris and Reinhardt with Pat Cannon scoring the consolation race.

Dylan Cisney was the PA Dyno Hard Charger.

Rick Eckert drove from the pole to a 12.263 second late model victory over last week’s winner Gregg Satterlee.

Satterlee came to second on the third tour but Eckert would sail unchallenged to the win.

During the last 10 laps of the main event, Gene Knaub, Jason Covert and Jared Miley battled for the third spot with all three pilots finishing in that order.

Sixth through 10th went to Andy Haus, Tyler Emory, Danny Snyder, Colton Flinner and Dave Stamm.

Heats went to Covert and Knaub with Covert setting fast time, posting a lap of 16.919 seconds.

The victory was the ninth of Eckert’s career at the oval.

Feature Finishes

3/25/22

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Dylan Norris, 2. Kyle Reinhardt, 3. Ryan Smith, 4. Brent Marks, 5. Justin Peck, 6. Anthony Macri, 7. Aaron Bollinger, 8. Freddie Rahmer, 9. Justin Whittall, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Alan Krimes, 12. Kyle Moody, 13. Dylan Cisney, 14. Pat Cannon, 15. Devon Borden, 16. TJ Stutts, 17. Lucas Wolfe, 18. Danny Dietrich, 19. Parker Price Miller, 20. Chad Trout, 21. Chase Dietz, 22. Brent Shearer, 23. Tim Stallings, 24. Bradley Howard.

DNQ: Matt Campbell, Logan McCandless

DNS: Jared Esh

Super late models, 30 laps: 1. Rick Eckert, 2. Gregg Satterlee, 3. Gene Knaub, 4. Jason Covert, 5. Jared Miley, 6. Andy Haus, 7. Tyler Emory, 8. Danny Snyder, 9. Colton Flinner, 10. Dave Stamm, 11. Kody Lyter, 12. Shawn Jones, 13. Daulton Bigler

DNS: Kyle Lee, Deshawn Gingerich

 

 

Three-Division Show at Port Royal Speedway Set to Highlight Checkered Flag Fan Club Night

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (March 23, 2022)- Port Royal Speedway returns for it's third weekend of racing on March 26th with another three-division spectacular as part of Checkered Flag Fan Club Night! It'll also be $1 Hot Dog Night at the track!

The Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars will compete for $4000 to win, while the ULMS Racing Series Late Models will be vying for a $3500 winner's share. The late models will partake in group time trials in warm ups. After inclement weather cancelled their 2022 debut last weekend, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models are set to compete as well, with the winner receiving $1200.

Gates will open at 1:00 pm with racing set to kick off at 4:00 pm. This will be the final 4:00 p, start-time of the season, with the track set to move back to a 6:00 next weekend. General Admission is $20, Student Admission is $10, while Pit Admission is $30.

Anthony Macri picked up his 12th career Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory last weekend over Brent Marks and Gerard McIntyre. The win not only moved into a tie for 31st all-time on the all-time win list at the Speedway, but it catapulted him to the lead in the series point standings as well. Macri holds a 20-point advantage over Danny Dietrich, followed by Mike Wagner (-25), Justin Peck (-55) and Brent Marks (-70).

Colton Flinner continued his hot start to the 2022 racing season in the Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Model division as he picked up his second consecutive victory at the Speedway last weekend. The win was his first career ULMS Racing Series sanctioned triumph and he'll be looking to pick up another this weekend as the series returns on Saturday as a result of last Saturday's rainout.

Flinner leads the track point standings by a margin of 65-points over the ageless Gary Stuhler with Mike Lupfer (-105), Kyle Lee (-120) and Trevor Collins (-135) completing the rest of the top five. In regards to the ULMS series point standings, it's Gregg Satterlee on top by a margin of 5-points over Rick Eckert. Jared Miley (-9), Taylor Emory (-9) and Flinner (-22) round out the top five.

This will be the first of 12 scheduled Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model events for the 2022 racing season and it's Devin Hart entering the season as the defending points champion at the Speedway. Shawn Shoemaker, Andrew Yoder, Todd Snook and Kenny Yoder made up the 2021 top-five and you can expect a large field of cars all vying for a shot of overtaking Hart as the series 2022 champion.

New to this season for the division will be a weekly $100 Hard Charger Award presented by Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc. for the driver who passes the most cars in the feature event.

As standard, racing will again be broadcast via PPV on FloRacing and more information regarding subscription pricing can be found at www.floracing.com.

Stay tuned to our website www.portroyalspeedway.com and our various social media outlets throughout the week for any changes and updates and we look forward to seeing you at the track!

 

 

Anthony Macri Uses Late Pass To Score Port Royal Sprint Car Victory While Colton Flinner Wins With ULMS Late Models

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (March 21, 2022)- Anthony Macri used a late race pass on Brent Marks to score the $4000 Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory at Port Royal Speedway Sunday evening.

The win was Macri's 12th career triumph at the Juniata County oval and moved him into a tie for 31st on the career win list at the Speedway with Bobby Davis Jr., Bobby Weaver, Marks, Don Kreitz Jr. and Lucas Wolfe.

"I can't thank all my guys enough. They busted their butts all night and every one of them stayed in the shop until 3a.m to be here and ready," said Macri. "I didn't really think we were the best early and I just kind of had to stay with it and keep working with the wing."

Marks and Pat Cannon led the field of 25 Sprint Cars to the green flag, but racing activity was halted before a lap was completed when third-place starter Jeff Halligan got sideways in turn one and collected TJ Stutts, Curt Stroup and Zach Newlin. Newlin got upside down to bring out the red flag, but walked away safely.

When the field went back to green flag action it was Marks jumping out to the early lead with Macri, who started fifth, moving into the runner-up position over Cannon, Gerard McIntyre and Logan Wagner.

Wagner, who started the race from the eighth position, was the car on the move early as he moved into fourth on lap two and advanced to a podium position the following lap. Three laps later though the caution flew for debris.

Marks again pulled away from the field on the restart, but it appeared he'd soon have a challenger in Wagner as the defending four-time champion slid under Macri for the runner-up position exiting out of turn four. However, Macri and Wagner made slight contact, which sent Wagner spinning toward the frontstretch inside guardrail to bring out the caution with 18 laps to go. After a brief stop in the pits, Wagner rejoined the field.

Marks took off on the restart with Macri in tow, while McIntyre was making his presence felt as he got by Cannon for the third spot with eight laps completed. Ninth-place starter Lucas Wolfe moved into the fourth position one lap later as well.

Wagner's night went from bad to worse with 14 laps to go as he was making his way back through the field and made contact with Justin Whittall and got upside down in between turn's one and two. Wagner walked away from the scene unharmed and briefly had an altercation with Macri, who was parked at the entry of turn one as a result of the red flag, to bring the frontstetch fans to a roar.

Following the final restart of the event, it was 17th-place starter Danny Dietrich that was making waves. While the front trio of cars stayed unchanged over the next several laps, Dietrich moved into the top five with 10 laps to go and then got to fourth with eight laps remaining.

With five laps remaining, the leaders were approaching lapped traffic. Macri got a run down the backstretch and slid under Marks entering turn three. He was able to make the move stick and while Marks tried to cross back under him coming to the flagstand, it was Macri in first by a nose with four laps to go.

Marks tried to execute a slide-job on Macri to get the lead back in turn's one and two, but Macri was too strong on the top of the Speedway. From there it was the battle for second that everyone was watching.

McIntyre closed in on Marks and attempted to take the position, but Marks was able to hold him off. Dietrich was closing in on a podium spot as well, but ultimately ran out of laps.

Macri went on to take the checkers by a margin of 1.125 second over Marks followed McIntyre Jr., Dietrich and Wolfe completing the top five. Cannon, AJ Flick, Mike Wagner, Dylan Cisney and weekend invader Scotty Thiel rounded out the top ten.

Dietrich was the night's $500 Valley Supply Hard Charger after gaining 13 positions, while Cisney earned the $1000 J&S Classics Warrior Award via the random draw of the No. 9.

"We definitely didn't have the car to win early in the race, but after that open red we made the right adjustments and it paid off," said Macri. "It's been a good start to the season for us. I joked with the guys that this track might be NASCAR racing with all the laps we'd have on it, but this is the Port Royal everyone loves and the track was great to run on."

For Marks, the second-place finish was a sting after leading most the event.

"I felt like I was good enough to win the race and that open red really allowed everyone to get better," said Marks. "We had a good car and we just kind of fell off there at the end. I was trying to just hold my own and run my race, but overall it just stinks to come up one spot short."

Sprint Car Results- 1.Anthony Macri ($4000), 2. Brent Marks, 3. Gerard McIntyre, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Lucas Wolfe, 6. Pat Cannon, 7. AJ Flick, 8. Mike Wagner, 9. Dylan Cisney, 10. Scotty Thiel, 11. Kyle Reinhardt, 12. Justin Peck, 13. Blane Heimbach, 14. Skylar Gee, 15. Mark Smith, 16. TJ Stutts, 17. Mike Walter II, 18. Tyler Bear, 19. Justin Whittall, 20. Logan Wagner, 21. Curt Stroup, 22. Tyler Reeser, 23. Jeff Halligan, 24. Zach Newlin, 25. Jared Esh

Colton Flinner capitalized on a pole position starting spot to pick up his second consecutive victory at the Port Royal Speedway in the Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Model division.

The win was worth $3500 and was Flinner's first career ULMS Racing Series sanctioned victory.

"This car is badass and a lot of my friends back home said I only won on Opening Day because there wasn't any competition here," said Flinner. "The car has just been really good and this win means a lot to me."

The start of the 30-lap feature was delayed twice after sixth-place starter Jason Covert got into the outside guardrail in turn one to bring out the caution and then a multi-car wreck occurred at the flagstand on the second attempt..

However, the third time was the charm and it was Flinner and Jacob Hawkins leading them to the start. Flinner jumped out to the advantage, while third-place starter Gregg Satterlee moved into the runner-up position as well. Fifth starter Rick Eckert moved into a podium spot one lap later as well.

Flinner and Satterlee broke away from the rest of the pack and on lap six, Satterlee made his first attempt at the lead as he peeked under the leader in turn's one and two only for Flinner to shut the door on the backstretch.

The two cars raced nose to tail for the next few laps, with Flinner moving from the top to the bottom and Satterlee moving to the top. Lapped traffic reared it's head on lap 10 and the battle for first became a chess match of who could make the best move,

Meanwhile, Michael Norris had gotten by Eckert for a podium position and seventh-place starter Jared Miley was knocking on his door for the spot in fourth.

At the halfway mark, no lapped cars separated the leaders, but Flinner held a 1.2 second advantage on Satterlee. With 12 laps remaining, Flinner approached the lapped car of Kyle Lee exiting turn two and he bobbled slightly, which allowed Satterlee to close rapidly and he pulled alongside of the leader down the backstretch.

However, Flinner threaded the needle between both Lee and Satterlee in turn's three and four to give himself some breathing room again and kept the runner-up at bay.

Miley moved into the third position, but it was all Flinner and Satterlee up front, With six laps to go, lapped traffic proved to be the key as Flinner had opened up more than a 2.0 second advantage over Satterlee, who was struggling to dispatch of the lappers.

From there it was smooth sailing for Flinner as he cruised on to the victory by more than 5.0 seconds over Satterlee, Miley, Norris and Eckert. Gary Stuhler, Tylor Emory, Hawkins and Mike Lupfer rounded out the top ten. Jeff Rine finished 12th to earn the Georges Used Cars $200 Hard Charger after starting 20th.

"I consider Gregg Satterlee to be among one of the best talents regionally and nationally and I appreciate that I get to call him a friend and competitor," said Flinner. "I saw him poke his nose there a few times and I knew I needed to adjust and get going. It means a lot to beat him and hopefully it's not the last time either."

Super Late Model Results- 1. Colton Flinner ($3500), 2. Gregg Satterlee, 3. Jared Miley, 4. Michael Norris, 5. Rick Eckert, 6. Gary Stuhler, 7. Dylan Yoder, 8. Tyler Emory, 9. Jacob Hawkins, 10. Mike Lupfer, 11. Hayes Mattern 12. Jeff Rine, 13. Andrew Yoder, 14. Logan Zarin, 15. Kyle Lee, 16. Austin Berry, 17. Trevor Collins, 18. Danny Snyder, 19. Jason Covert, 20. Kyle Knapp, 21. Deshawn Gingerich, 22. Levi Yetter, DNS- Dan Stone, Shawn Shoemaker, Tim Smith Jr., Del Rougeux, Alex Ferree, Chad Myers, Dave Stamm, Kody Lyter, Tommy Beck, Kyle Hardy

 

Saturday, March 19, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

BRENT MARKS SCORES FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON; 358 Sprint Season Opener Goes to Matt Findley

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 26, 2022 (6PM) 410 Sprints + PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints

Saturday, April 2, 2022 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Saturday, April 7, 2022 (7PM) 19th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial: Spring Championship $6,900 to win for 410 Sprints (TT) + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (March 19, 2022) – Brent Marks started off the 2022 season looking to continue the success he saw on the track in 2021. Marks started off the Central PA racing season with a runner-up finish at the Ice Breaker and followed that up with a top 10 finish in week two. With his win on Saturday, Marks finally got the monkey of his chest, “It was great to get our first win of the season.”

Marks lined up ninth for the start of the 30-lap feature and was up to fifth by lap 3 when the second caution of the race came out, “I was a little worried there that at one point in the race that we didn’t have a good enough car to win. This thing just likes long green flag runs.”

For most of the race the cars running in the top five were some of sprint car racing’s heavy hitters, “I felt like we were all pretty even there. You couldn’t make a mistake otherwise that guy was going to capitalize.”

Chase Dietz inherited the lead on a restart after the leader, Riley Emig, spun out early in the feature. Marks worked his way up to second halfway through the race and used the top line around the track to reel in Dietz, “If you could hit the top right you could just carry that momentum enough into turn 1 enough to slide him.” Marks made the pass for the lead with five laps to go, but it wasn’t smooth sailing to victory lane. California-driver, Buddy Kofoid caught Marks as lapped traffic loomed ahead of the leaders with two laps to go. The top three crossed the finish line less than a second apart, with Marks holding on to win ahead of Kofoid and Danny Dietrich.

Two rookie of the year contenders, Michael Millard and Riley Emig, led the field to the drop of green flag for the 30-lap feature.

Millard led the field into turn 1 with Emig in tow. Trey Hivner was running third. Emig came out of turn 4 with the lead and Hivner moved up to second. The first caution of the race came on lap 1 when Austin Bishop ended up sitting sideways in turn 1. Bishop rejoined the field after utilizing the 2-minute work area time in the pits.

Emig, Hivner, Brandon Rahmer, Millard and Chase Dietz were the top five for the early race restart.

Emig went high into turn 1 with Hivner opting for the low line. Emig held onto the race lead.

Dietz got by Millard to move up to fourth and Brent Marks followed sending Millard to sixth.

The yellow flag came out again on lap 3 when Dylan Norris got out of shape in turn 2.

The top five for the restart were Emig, Hivner, Brandon Rahmer, Dietz and Marks.

Dietz took a look to the inside of Rahmer for third and edged by him for the spot at the line on lap 4.

Dietz was reeling in Hivner for second as Emig pulled away from the field. Dietz got by Hivner for second on lap 6.

Dietz went to work on tracking down Emig. The race leader Emig brought out the caution on lap 8 when he spun in turns 3 and 4. Emig collected Aaron Bollinger and Hivner who both were able to rejoin the field.

Dietz inherited the lead with Brandon Rahmer, Marks, Buddy Kofoid and Danny Dietrich making up the top five for the restart.

Marks was all over Rahmer for second with Danny working on Kofoid for fourth. Kofoid took a shot at Marks on lap 12 but the pass didn’t stick. The shot left the door open for Danny to make a move but he couldn’t make the pass until lap 14.

Marks got by Rahmer for second on lap 15 as the leaders were closing in on lapped traffic.

Dietz was committed to running the bottom with Marks opting to ride the high line. Dietz put a lapped car between him and Marks. As the leaders raced through lapped traffic Marks was forced to the bottom.

Marks took a shot at the lead on lap 19 in turns 1 and 2 but the pass wasn’t successful. That left things open for Danny to try a move for second, but before things got too intense, the caution flag came out on lap 20. The yellow was for Millard, who was sitting backwards in turn 1.

Dietz, Marks, Danny, Kofoid and Brandon made up the top five for the restart. Dietz went to the top of turns 1 and 2 on the restart with Marks in tow.

Freddie and Brandon Rahmer battled for fifth with Freddie taking the spot on lap 23 coming out of turn 2. Brandon got the spot back when Freddie jumped the cushion in turns 3 and 4 on the next lap.

Marks slid Dietz for the lead in turns 1 and 2 on lap 25. Dietz slid Marks back and the two raced wheel to wheel at the line with Marks taking the lead by a mere .020 seconds.

Kofoid drove by Danny and then Dietz and was up to second with three laps to go. Lapped traffic loomed ahead of Marks with two laps to go. Marks crossed the line .260 seconds ahead of Kofoid for the win. Danny was right behind them just .469 seconds behind Kofoid. Dietz finished fourth and Brandon held off Freddie by .166 seconds to complete the top five.

Heat race wins went to Michael Millard, Riley Emig, Chad Trout, Brandon Rahmer and Trey Hivner. Kyle Moody won the B-main.

358 Sprint Season Opener Goes to Matt Findley

Matt Findley’s win on Saturday night’s season opener for the 358 sprint cars was his fourth at the track.

Findley shared the front row for the 20-lap feature with rookie of the year contender Kyle Keen to kick off the 2022 season.

Findley took the lead when the green flag dropped with Keen running second and Kody Hartlaub in third. Hartlaub got under Keen for second as they raced into turn 3 and took the spot on the first lap.

Frankie Herr and Chris Frank raced wheel to wheel at the line on lap 3 with Frank taking fourth from Herr.

Hartlaub was reeling in Findley as the half-way point of the race approached and lapped traffic came into play.

Findley got caught up by a slow lapped car momentarily allowing Hartlaub to get close, but Hartlaub ended up getting slowed by the same lapped car allowing Findley to get away.

The yellow flag flew on lap 11 for a collection of cars in turns 3 and 4 that included, Ashley Cappetta, Cody Phillips and Dylan Orwig.

Findley, Hartlaub, Jordan Strickler, Frank and Herr were the top five for the restart.

The leaders opted for the bottom in 1 and 2 on the restart. Findley pulled away with Herr using the top line to get by Frank to take fourth on lap 13. Herr went to work on Strickler for third.

Frank used the bottom to stick with Herr and the two continued to battle for position. Herr completely cleared Frank and went to work on Strickler again. This time Herr got by him, taking third at the line on lap 18.

Lapped traffic was just ahead of the leader with one lap to go but that didn’t deter Findley. Findley got to the checkered flag .956 seconds ahead of Hartlaub. Herr finished third and Frank crossed the line fourth. Strickler completed the top five.

Heat race wins in the 358 sprint division went to Steve Owings, Matt Findley, Chris Frank and Frankie Herr. The B-main was won by Kyle Rohrbaugh.

Next Saturday, March 26, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and the PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 6PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4PM. The open practice is open to divisions on the 2022 Lincoln Speedway schedule.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, March 19, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 19m-Brent Marks ($4,000); 2. 71-Buddy Kofoid; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 39-Chase Dietz; 5. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 8-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 13-Justin Peck; 8. 39m-Anthony Macri; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 1x-Chad Trout; 11. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 12. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 13. 75-Tyler Ross; 14. 44-Dylan Norris; 15. 99m-Kyle Moody; 16. 21T-Scott Fisher; 17. 7-Trey Hivner; 18. 11A-Austin Bishop; 19. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 20. 5-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 21. 23-Michael Millard (DNF); 22. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 23. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); 24. 33-Riley Emig (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Riley Emig (1-8), Chase Dietz (10-25) & Brent Marks (25-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 23-Michael Millard; 2. 39-Chase Dietz; 3. 8-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 5. 99m-Kyle Moody; 6. 5a-Zachary Allman; 7. 4R-Zane Rudisill; 8. 99-Skylar Gee

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 33-Riley Emig; 2. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 11A-Austin Bishop; 5. 39m-Anthony Macri; 6. 44-Dylan Norris; 7. 67-Justin Whittall; 8. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1x-Chad Trout; 2. 71-Buddy Kofoid; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 5-John Walp; 6. 13s-Jon Stewart; 7. 4B-Jon Brennfleck; 8. 11P-Niki Young (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 19m-Brent Marks; 3. 13-Justin Peck; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 73-Scotty Thiel; 7. 90-Jordan Givler

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps) – 1. 7-Trey Hivner; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 35-Tyler Esh; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 75-Tyler Ross; 6. 27-Devon Borden; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 99m-Kyle Moody; 2. 39m-Anthony Macri; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 75-Tyler Ross; 5. 73-Scotty Thiel; 6. 27-Devon Borden; 7. 67-Justin Whittall; 8. 99-Skylar Gee; 9. 90-Jordan Givler; 10. 13s-Jon Stewart; 11. 97-Brie Hershey; 12. 5a-Zachary Allman; 13. 5-John Walp; 14. 4B-Jon Brennfleck; 15. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 16. 4R-Zane Rudisill (DNS); 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNS); 18. 11P-Niki Young (DNS)

H & N Landscaping 358 Sprints:

358 Sprint Feature (20 laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley ($1,100); 2. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 70D-Frankie Herr; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 6. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 9. 17K-Kyle Keen; 10. 69-Cameron Smith; 11. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 12. 54-Brett Wanner; 13. 38-Brett Strickler; 14. 23F-Justin Foster; 15. 77-David Holbrook; 16. 22-Nasy Ely; 17. 41-Logan Rumsey; 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 20. 511-John Sharpe; 21. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 22. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 23. 00-Shane Smith; 24. 6-Cody Phillips (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Matt Findley (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 69-Cameron Smith; 3. 54-Brett Wanner; 4. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 5. 6-Cody Phillips; 6. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 7. 0-Kyle Ganoe (DNF); 8. 99-Zachary Cool (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 17K-Kyle Keen; 3. 38-Brett Strickler; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 11H-Hayden Miller; 7. 00-Shane Smith; 8. 41-Logan Rumsey

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 00-Chris Frank; 2. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 4. 23-Justin Foster; 5. 22-Nash Ely; 6. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 7. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 70H-Frankie Herr; 2. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 3. 77-David Holbrook; 4. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 5. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 6. 511-John Sharpe; 7. 69-Justice Forbes (DNS)

358 Sprint Consy Finish (5 laps) – 1. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 2. 41-Logan Rumsey; 3. 511-John Sharpe; 4. 00-Shane Smith; 5. 11H-Hayden Miller (DNF); 6. 8CR-Mason Chaney (DNF); 7. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNS); 8. 0-Kyle Ganoe (DNS); 9. 69-Justice Forbes (DNS); 10. 99-Zachary Cook (DNS)

 

 

Another Sprint Car/ULMS Super Late Double At Williams Grove Friday

3/20/22

Mechanicsburg – Another round of Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car and ULMS super late model racing is on tap this Friday night, March 25 at Williams Grove Speedway.

Action will get underway at 7:30 with gates opening at 5:30.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The sprint cars will again race for a $5,500 payday in a 25-lap main event this Friday while the super late models compete in a 30-lap main worth $3,500 to the winner and $350 just to start.

The PA Dyno Hard Charger Award will also be up for grabs by the sprint car drivers.

The track opened the 2022 season on March 18 when Justin Peck rallied to pick up his first sprint car season opener at Williams Grove.

The ULMS late models were also in action on March 18 with Gregg Satterlee taking his fourth career Williams Grove payday.

For the stock car fans, this week’s show at Williams Grove will be the last chance to see the super late models in action at the track until the World of Outlaws Late Models Series invades coming up in August.

Williams Grove Speedway will kickoff next month on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 with a two-division show featuring the 410 sprints and the IMCA PASS 305 sprint cars.

The first Yellow Breeches 500 race of the season for the 410 sprints and the season debut of the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints is set for April 8.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com and by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Saturday Racing Event at Port Royal Cancelled Due to Rain, Sprint Cars added to Sunday Program

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- Port Royal, Penn. (March 19, 2022)- As a result of heavy rain showers and high winds expected to hit the Port Royal Speedway around today’s planned race time, we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s March 19th three-division show.

However, we will be adding the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars racing for $4000 to win to Sunday’s March 20th event to make a three-division spectacular.

Joining the sprint cars will be the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series competing for $5000 to win and $500 to start along with the ULMS Racing Series Super Late Models competing for $3500 to win!

All times will be bumped up one hour for Sunday’s event so gates will now open at Noon, with racing planned for 3:00pm!

Previously advertised admission prices of $25 for General Admission, $15 for Students and $35 for the pits will remain in place!

The addition of the sprint cars to an already stacked event is one you won’t want to miss! This is also the first event of the 2022 season for the Short Track Super Series South Region!

Please stay tuned to our website and various social media outlets for any additional changes and we thank you for your understanding and patience! See you at the track Sunday!

 

 

Peck Pounces For Williams Grove Opening Day Sprints Win

Satterlee Survives In Super Late Models

3/18/22

Mechanicsburg – Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana, scored the 2022 season opener for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking over the lead from Mark Smith on lap nine.

Peck scored $5,500 for his second career payday at the track aboard the Tom Buch No. 13.

In other action, Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills pocketed his fourth career oval win in super late model action with the ULMS Racing Series.

The start of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main was red-flagged when Brad Howard catapulted down the backstretch, escaping injury.

The restart saw second starter Scotty Thiel pull pitside, placing Pat Cannon alongside Smith on the front row.

Cannon tried to keep pace with Smith at the front with fifth starter Peck up to third when Anthony Macri laid his car over in the third turn on lap six.

When the cars re-fired, defending track champion Lance Dewease withdrew from the event with a right rear flat while racing in ninth.

Peck muscled by Cannon for second on the restart and set his sights on leader Smith who he quickly ran down as he blasted the cushion.

Smith then soon fell off of the pace and pulled pitside on the ninth tour, handing control to a surging Peck who began to run off with the lead.

A final caution flag regrouped the field with four laps to go when Anthony Macri came up lame, this time in the first turn.

Peck pulled away on the restart to take the win by 1.608 seconds ahead of Cannon, Lucas Wolfe, Dylan Norris and Kyle Reinhardt.

Sixth through 10th went to Freddie Rahmer, Brent Marks, Danny Dietrich, Aaron Bollinger and Steve Buckwalter.

Heats went to Smith, Wolfe, Devon Borden and Skylar Gree with Macri taking the consolation race.

Polesitter Kyle Hardy led the first eight laps of the scheduled 30-lap ULMS super late model main and endured three caution periods and a red flag for a rain delay before breaking out of the lead.

After a 15-minute rain delay, Hardy lined up at the helm ahead of sixth starter Satterlee only to suddenly slow and fall behind as the field crossed to complete the ninth tour.

Satterlee then withstood a pair of restarts as the leader, pulling away each time only to be slowed with 10 laps to go because of another rain shower.

The dampness caused officials to call the race official at that point and declare Satterlee the $3,500 victor.

He took the win by more than two seconds over Rick Eckert, Jason Covert, Gene Knaub and Andy Haus.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Snyder, Matt Cosner, Kyle Lee, Jared Miley and Tyler Emory.

Heats went to Satterlee, Jared Miley and Hardy.

Fast time was set by Hardy with a lap of 19.608 seconds.

Feature Finishes

3/18/22

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Justin Peck. 2. Pat Cannon, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Dylan Norris, 5. Kyle Reinhardt, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. Brent Marks, 8. Danny Dietrich, 9. Aaron Bollinger, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Matt Campbell, 12. Devon Borden, 13. Chase Dietz, 14. Buddy Kofoid, 15. Chad Trout, 16. Skylar Gee, 17. Justin Whittall, 18. Anthony Macri, 19. TJ Stutts, 20. Mark Smith, 21. Tyler Ross, 22. Lance Dewease, 23. Scotty Thiel, 24. Bradley Howard

DNQ: Kyle Moodey, Jared Esh, Dylan Cisney, Brent Shearer, Alan Krimes, Austin Bishop, Jeff Halligan, Logan McCandless, Rick Lafferty, Zach Hampton

Super late models, 20 laps (rain shortened): 1. Gregg Satterlee, 2. Rick Eckert, 3. Jason Covert, 4. Gene Knaub, 5. Andy Haus, 6. Danny Snyder, 7. Matt Cosner, 8. Kyle Lee, 9. Jared Miley, 10. Taylor Emory, 11. Austin Berry, 12. Deshawn Gingerich, 13. Dave Stamm, 14. Chris Casner, 15. Dan Stone, 16. Matt Sponaugle, 17. Chad Julius, 18. Kyle Hardy, 19. Larry Neiderer, 20. Mike Lupfer, 21. Colton Flinner

 

 

Three-Division Show and Short Track Super Series Invasion Highlight Weekend Doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (March 16, 2022) After racing activities succumbed to rain and snow showers last weekend, Port Royal Speedway returns this weekend with it's first doubleheader weekend of the 2022 racing season.

The double-dose of racing kicks off on Saturday, March 19th, with the first three-division show of the season at the Speed Palace as the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the ULMS Racing Series Super Late Models and the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models take to the track.

This will be the 410 Sprint Car's second points-paying event of the season and as a result of his Opening Day triumph, Lance Dewease enters the weekend as the series points leader. Mike Wagner, Justin Peck, Danny Dietrich and Logan Wagner round out the top five.

This will be the first of four ULMS sanctioned Super Late Model events for the 2022 racing season and it will pay an increased $3500-to-win for the winner. Ten overall ULMS sanctioned events have been held in the history of the Speedway, with Gregg Satterlee capturing the last four consecutive. Jason Covert owns a pair of victories with the series and Tyler Bare, Michael Norris, Mason Zeigler and Max Blair all own single triumphs.

Colton Flinner enters the weekend as the Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Model points leader at the Speedway as a result of his Opening Day win with Kyle Hardy, Gary Stuhler, Trever Feathers and Kyle Lee rounding out the top five.

This will be the first of 12 events during the 2022 racing season for the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and Devin Hart enters the season as the defending track champion at the Speedway. Shawn Shoemaker, Andrew Yoder, Todd Snook and Kenny Yoder rounded out last season's top five.

The series will be competing for $1200 to win on Saturday evening. New for the 2022 racing season for the divisions will be the inclusion of a weekly $100 Hard Charger Award courtesy of Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc..

Gates Open at 1pm with racing set to kick off at 4pm. GA-$20, Students- $10, Pits- $30

Sunday, March 20th, will be the first visit of the season for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series and the ULMS Super Late Models will also be on the card vying for $3500 to win for the second consecutive night.

This will be the eighth visit for the Short Track Super Series to the Port Royal Speedway and the third ever Spring Version of the Short Track 40. Mat Williamson is the the only two-time winner with the series at the Juniata County oval with Stewart Friesen, Anthony Perrego, Matt Sheppard, Mike Mahaney and Ryan Watt all owning singular victories. The series will compete for $5000 to win and $500 to start in what will be the first of four visits this season for the series at the track.

Gates Open at 1pm with racing set to kick off at 4pm. GA- $25,Students- $15, Pits- $35

As a result of rain and snow from last weekend and with expected mid-week showers hitting the area, camping will again not be permitted in the field area of the Speedway. We are continuing to monitor the situation regarding camping at the Speedway long-term for the 2022 season and for future announcements regarding it, stay tuned to our various social media accounts and website www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Racing will be available both days via FloRacing and more information regarding pricing and subscriptions can be found at www.FloRacing.com.

Saturday, March 19- GA-$20, Students- $10, Pits- $30

Sunday, March 20- GA $25, Students- $15, Pits- $35.

 

 

Williams Grove Speedway Will Open Season Friday Night

Sprints and Late Models set to launch into 2022

3/13/22

Mechanicsburg – The rescheduled Williams Grove Speedway season opener presented by Hoosier is coming up this Friday night, March 18 at 7:30 pm with a twin bill racing program of Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints and the ULMS Super Late Models.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the first show of the season is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The sprint cars will race for a $5,500 payday in a 25-lap main event while the super late models compete in a 30-lap main worth $3,500 to the winner and $350 just to start the main.

The event will also serve as the season lidlifter for the 26-date, 2022 ULMS Super Late Models Series schedule.

Stock car stars expected include former series champion Jared Miley of Pittsburgh along with Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Colton Flinner of Allison Park, Kyle Lee of Mercersburg, Rick Eckert of York, Mason Zeigler of Chalk Hill and many more.

The super late model show will be the first of two at the track in March with another race coming up on Friday, March 25.

In total only three late model shows dot the 2022 Williams Grove schedule with the final show being held as a World of Outlaws event in August.

Last year at the track late model wins went to ULMS champion Max Blair, Gene Knaub and Satterlee.

Gary Stuhler is the leading active driver on the all-time Williams Grove super late model win list with 22 victories and he is expected to compete in the 2022 Williams Grove late model events.

The first race of the year coming under the lights will launch the sprint cars into their new year as well at the Grove.

A great field of sprinters should be on hand featuring defending track champion Lance Dewease along with other previous opening day winners Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer and Lucas Wolfe.

Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri will be gunning for his first opening day win at the track.

And Washington teenage transplant Devon Borden will be embarking on his first full season of racing at Williams Grove with the advent of the first green flag on Friday night.

The US Army Recruiting Center of Carlisle will be on hand prior to action with a display of games and activities in the infield.

View the entire 2022 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events and keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY LELANDS.COM 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
LAUNCHES SUNDAY, MARCH 27 WITH $5,000-TO-WIN MAIN EVENT;
LIMITED LATE MODELS & ROADRUNNERS ROUND OUT RACING CARD

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The fast and furious 410 sprint cars will make their first start of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m. in a 25-lap main event paying $5,000 to win!

The total purse for the first of 11 winged 410 sprint car races this season at the Superspeedway of Dirt Tracking will offer nearly $20,000 in prize money. Second-place will earn $2,000 with $400 posted just to start the main event. The USAC National Sprint Car Series event in June will make an even dozen 410 sprint car races slated at the track in 2022.

Lelands.com, the world’s premier online sports memorabilia auction house based in Matawan, N.J., is returning as the title sponsor of Selinsgrove’s 410 sprint car series. The points champion will earn a cool $5,000 bonus at the end of the season with the top five points finishers picking up bonus money.

Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg, a one-time winner at the track last season, is the defending Lelands.com 410 sprint car series champion. Other 410 sprint car winners at the track last year were Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, Brent Marks of Myerstown, and Chase Dietz of Hanover.

The MAPCO Machine Shop limited late models will also make their first start of the season in a 20-lap feature paying $1,200 to win. Rounding out the rare Sunday afternoon three-division racing card will be the A&A Auto Stores roadrunners in a 12-lap main event.

Devin Hart of Mifflintown and Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek are the defending limited late model and roadrunner track champions, respectively.

All three divisions will draw for starting positions in heat races followed by a redraw based on each division’s car counts for the main events.

Pit gates on March 27 will open at 11:30 a.m. with grandstand gates slated for 12 p.m. Engine starts are scheduled for 1:15 p.m.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The speedway office can be reached at570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022:

RACING:

410 Sprint Cars

Limited Late Models

Roadrunners

TIMES:

Qualifying: 2PM

Pit Gates: 11:30AM

Grandstand Gates: 12PM

ADMISSION:

Adults: $20

Students (12-17): $15

Kids 11 & Under FREE GA

Pit Passes: $30

410 SPRINT CAR SERIES PURSE FOR MARCH 27, 2022: 1) $5,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,200 4) $1,100 5) $1,000 6) $800 7) $700 8) $650 9) $625 10) $600 11) $550 12) $500 13) $475 14) $450 15) $425 16-24) $400

TOW: $100

 

 

Saturday, March 12th Racing at Port Royal Cancelled

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (March 10, 2022) Following mid-week snowfall at the Speedway and with expected low temperatures and likely snow/rain in the forecast, the Port Royal Speedway has made the decision to cancel this weekend's racing event on Saturday, March 12.

With many of our drivers and fans traveling from afar and with the element of the unknown lingering into the upcoming weekend, we feel it is in the best interest of all the parties involved to cancel now instead of chancing an unlikely change of forcecast.

We will return to racing on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th for the first weekend doubleheader of the 2022 season at the Speedway.

Saturday it'll be the first three-division show of the season as the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the ULMS Super Late Models and the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models take to the track.

Sunday will be the first visit of the season for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear
Short Track Super Series and the ULMS Super Late Models will also be on the card vying for $3500 to win.

Gates Open at 1pm with racing set to kick off at 4pm on both nights.

Saturday, March 19- GA-$20, Students- $10, Pits- $30
Sunday, March 20- GA $25, Students- $15, Pits- $35.
 

 

 

Dewease Scores Win Number 120 at Port Royal in Seventh Career Opening Day Win; Flinner takes Honors for Super Late Models

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (March 7, 2022) No driver who has won on Opening Day presented by Packer's Concessions, LLC. at Port Royal Speedway has gone on to win the championship since Todd Shaffer did so in 2008.

It's safe to bet that statistic won't change this season either. Lance Dewease, who has committed to a scaled back 2022 Central Pennsylvania campaign, picked up his seventh career Opening Day victory Sunday evening in front of a jam-packed crowd over Mike Wagner, Justin Peck, Danny Dietrich and Logan Wagner.

For Dewease, the win was worth $5000 and was his 120th career triumph at the Juniata County oval. He now sits only nine wins away from tying Keith Kauffman as the all-time winningest driver at the Speedway.

"It's going to be a fun year and a tough year, but we won't be going for any points championships with this team," said Dewease. "It's good to start the year with a win and I just want to thank these fans for being here. With gas prices rising it can't always be easy, but whether they hate me or like me this sport thrives on the fans and It means a lot to do this in front of them here."

The elder Wagner and Peck led the field of 26 sprint cars to the green-flag and it was Wagner getting the initial jump to lead lap one. 10th-place starter Danny Dietrich was on the move early as he was up to sixth at the completion of the opening circuit as well, while Dewease stayed settled into third

Sixth-place starter Michael Walter II moved into fourth on lap four and one lap later Dietrich cracked the top five. Wagner held a 1.6 second advantage at the moment, but with the veteran approaching lapped traffic quickly, Peck cut the gap to less than half a second on lap eight.

However, it was Dewease who capitalized on the lapped traffic the most. Using his patented low line, he got by Peck on lap nine in turn's three and four and three laps later he used the same move on Wagner exiting turn two to take the top spot. Meanwhile Dietrich was continuing his march forward and was up to fourth.

"Mikes has been one of the best cars rolling around this place the last few years and I was just able to sneak by him there in lapped traffic," said Dewease. "We were able to capitalize and the car was just good enough to get out front and that's what we needed."

The red flag would come out two laps later after Jared Esh got upside down after contact with TJ Stutts in turn one. Esh would walk away from the incident unharmed and the stoppage would be the only caution of the event.

Wagner was no match for Dewease on the restart and with 10 laps to go Dewease held nearly a 1.5 second advantage. However, with five laps remaining Wagner was closing fast on the bottom of the Speedway and was within striking distance of the leader.

Wagner tried a move in turn's one and two with four laps to go, but Dewease gained momentum down the backstretch to pull away again. Wagner tried to regroup and was setting up for a final opportunity with two laps to go, but Dewease was able to clear the lapped car of Skylar Gee coming to the flagstand to pull away.

Dewease took the checkered flag by a margin of .554 seconds over Wagner, Peck, Dietrich and Logan Wagner. Anthony Macri, Jeff Halligan, Hunter Schuerenberg, Dylan Cisney and Justin Whittal completed the top ten.

Freddie Rahmer charged forward from 24th to finish 13th and earned the $500 Valley Supply Hard Charger Award, while 17th-place finisher Brent Marks earned the $1000 J&S Classics Warrior Award via of a random draw.

"We were not very good yesterday in practice and we could not figure out why we were struggling," said Dewease, who participated in a test and tune session the night prior at the track. "Donnie found something wrong with the car last night and from the moment we unloaded today it was like a completely different car."

"We got lucky with the draw and ended up starting third and I was able to run the bottom there at the right time and it really benefitted us. The dirty air in lapped traffic really slowed us up and I knew I needed to protect the bottom there late to hold off Mike. I guess it's just nice to see us old guys up front."

For Wagner, who was searching for his first career Opening Day triumph in his 37th year of competition, he felt he had the best car but lapped traffic was his downfall.

"I caught Lance again and I thought I could pass him, but I just couldn't get by him there late," said Wagner. "I went wherever Lance was not and it worked for us. I should have won this race and I'd rather be in victory lane, but this is a good way to start the year and I'm proud of my guys."

Sprint Car Results: 1. Lance Dewease; 2. Mike Wagner; 3. Justin Peck; 4. Danny Dietrich; 5. Logan Wagner; 6. Anthony Macri; 7. Jeff Halligan; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg; 9. Dylan Cisney; 10. Justin Whittall; 11. Buddy Kofoid; 12. Michael Walter II; 13. Freddie Rahmer; 14. Zach Newlin; 15. Blane Heimbach; 16. Pat Cannon; 17. Brent Marks; 18. Devon Borden; 19. Lucas Wolfe; 20. Chase Dietz; 21. Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 22. Skylar Gee; 23. Tyler Ross; 24. T.J. Stutts; 25. Jared Esh; 26. George Hobaugh.

Colton Flinner broke a two-year stranglehold on Opening Day honors for Trevor Feathers as he scored the win in Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Model competition over Kyle Hardy and Gary Stuhler.

The win was worth $3000 for Flinner and was his third career victory at the Speedway. Even more special for Flinner, the win was his first opportunity to get his young daughter with him in victory lane at the Speedway.

"This is my daughter and I'm pretty happy to get her to victory lane for the first time at Port Royal," said Flinner. "This car was unbelievable. It's a new car and we made a ton of changes before the feature and it was just unbelievable."

Following a spin for Austin Berry on the initial start, Delaware's Trevor Collins and Virginia's Kyle Hardy led the field of 18 cars to the green flag and it was Hardy getting the initial jump to lead lap one.

Stuhler, who started eighth, was already up to third after one lap while fourth-place starter Kyle Lee was on the move in second.

Hardy hit lapped traffic coming to the flagstand with 16 laps remaining, but the field was slowed for a second time three laps later when Chad Meyers slowed on the frontstretch with flat right-rear tire.

While it looked like Lee might be the benefactor on the restart, it was Flinner and Stuhler who made things work as the two settled into second and third respectively. Flinner appeared poised to take the lead from Hardy as well, but the caution flew again for a spin in turn three to halt his momentum again.

This time it was Stuhler and Feathers who made the restart work to their advantage as Stuhler slid into second briefly, before Feathers used a move on the top side to go from fourth to second.

Stuhler got back by Feathers for the runner-up spot with 11 laps to go, but would lose the spot to Flinner as he was able to regroup to get back into second with 10 laps remaining.

Proving to be a man on a mission, Flinner slid under Hardy one lap later entering turn one and exited turn two with the lead for good. Lapped traffic came into play with four laps remaining, however Flinner would take the checkered flag with relative ease by a margin of 2.954 seconds after 25 laps.

Feathers and Lee rounded out the top-five, while Collins, Mike Lupfer, Jason Schmidt, Kyle Knapp and Berry completed the top ten. Lupfer earned the Georges Used Cars Hard Charger Award after starting 13th.

"We came out for bug day yesterday and didn't get any notes as the cars just were not working right," he said. "We got things working and this is so cool. This is the most badass racetrack in Central Pennsylvania and I'm so proud to start the season with a win."

For Hardy, he led a lot of laps but came up one position short in search of his first career Port Royal win.

"I felt pretty good out there and didn't expect him to pass me," said Hardy. "I just need to stay positive and I think we just needed to stay green with the tires we chose. We just didn't come to life after that yellow, but we'll keep trying to get ourselves a win here soon."

Super Late Model Results: 1. Colton Flinner; 2. Kyle Hardy; 3. Gary Stuhler; 4. Trever Feathers; 5. Kyle Lee; 6. Trevor Collins; 7. Mike Lupfer; 8. Jason Schmidt; 9. Kyle Knapp; 10. Austin Berry; 11. Jason Miller; 12. Levi Yetter; 13. Del Rougeux; 14. Larry Neiderer; 15. Kody Lyter; 16. Chris Casner; 17. Chad Myers; 18. Brandon Little

 

 

BLOOMSBURG FAIR RACEWAY, BLOOMSBURG, PA

WEBSITE: https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/

COMING EVENTS:

April 7 Test and Tune 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 14 @7:00 pm USAC East Coast Sprints + URC Sprints

April 21 @7:00 pm All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints + All Pro SpeedSTRs

May 5 @7:00 pm USAC East Coast Sprints + 360/358 Winged Sprints

Bloomsburg Fair Raceway forced to drop July 7 race night…suitable replacement date in the works

(BLOOMSBURG, PA. 3-6-22) A slight change in the 2022 schedule of events at the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway has been announced by raceway officials.

The originally planned Thursday, July 7 race night that was to have featured the Late Models in a $3000-to-win main along with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprints contesting in a $2000-to-win 25-lapper, has been cancelled for that evening.

Due to an unforeseen planning glitch, neither of which was from the track or either race groups, was the reasoning for the withdrawal. However, race and organizational officials are currently working on make-up dates that will best be suitable for all.

Racing action at the 3/8-mile dirt oval will be getting underway in a month’s time with an open test and tune on Thursday, April 7 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and open to any divisions that are on the 2022 schedule.

A week later, on Thursday, April 14 the first race of the season gets the green flag when the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprints and United Racing Club (URC) presented by Capitol Renegade Custom Coaches & Trailers winged 360 Sprints take to the track for a pair of $2000-to-win main events.

The following Thursday, April 21 will see the very first visit to Bloomsburg by the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Car Series which will be racing for a $6000-to-win top prize. Accompanying the All Stars will be the All Pro SpeedSTRs.

Racing at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway, now in its second season, starts in April and runs through August.

The speedway is located at 620 West Third Street, Bloomsburg, Pa. 17815. You can also access up to date news on the track’s website at https://racing.bloomsburgfair.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BloomsburgFairRaceway/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/BloomFairRacewy

and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bloomsburgfairraceway/

 

 

Champion Dewease Eye’s Williams Grove Opener Sunday, Handicap’s Oval Season Ahead

Opening Day 2022 to feature 410 sprints and wingless super sportsman at 2 pm

3/6/22

Mechanicsburg - While Lance Dewease has no plans to defend his 2021 Williams Grove Speedway track title, the seventh of his oval career, the Fayetteville driver will make frequent visits to the track during the season including for this Sunday’s 2022 season opener.

Presented by Hoosier, gates for the March 13, Opening Day event will open at noon with the sprint cars racing for a $5,500 payday in a 25-lap main event.

Also on the card will be the wingless super sportsman.

“We’ll be at the Grove opener just because it’s opening day,” Dewease says with a note of reverence for the big East Coast lidlifter that he’s won twice during his career.

“And it’s a day show, and to get some laps.”

With the absence of his No. 69K at several shows during the upcoming season already a foregone conclusion, Dewease points to Freddie Rahmer as the top contender to step into the title of Williams Grove champion.

“The main contender’s gonna’ be little Freddie. Just because the other guys that are capable of winning and putting themselves in position to win the championship are probably not gonna’ race there every week,” Dewease says.

“He (Rahmer) will more than likely be there every week. So to me he’s gonna’ be the one you’re gonna’ have to beat. Other guys like Anthony (Macri) and Danny (Dietrich) are gonna’ be tough to beat but they’ll travel more so that’ll put them behind more and likely not in the title chase.”

Dewease says while his 2021 Williams Grove title may have been a bit of a surprise to some, it didn’t shock he or his team.

“We’re pretty fast every time we show up at any race track and the Grove, I’m pretty good at,” he says.

“So it’s not a shocker. We were fortunate enough to be able to race up through some of the heats and when we weren’t fortunate enough, we at least made it to the top 3 or 4 so we could get just close enough for the feature.”

Dewease is a fan of the recently announced formatting and rules changes announced by the speedway for the year ahead.

The track will implement timed warm-ups for a handful of shows in 2022 and the long-standing two-week penalty for any driver who competes elsewhere, against the oval has been dropped.

“I think that’s a good thing,” he says of doing away with the penalty box.

“I always thought that kinda’ was a dumb rule per say because you take a local guy for instance that goes to Knoxville and wants to win - the only thing that it does is help the local racing if they go out and win.”

“The amount of recognition that the local area would get would be unbelievable but you’re gonna’ penalize them?”

And of timed warm-ups for a few shows?

“II think it’ll be a better format, a positive thing,” the perennial champion says.

The 2022 season will be the seventh of its kind for Dewease, his car owner Don Kreitz Jr. and mechanic Davey Brown Sr. And they like what they have planned for the new season.

“Just for us it’s just easier to stay prepared and pick and choose and don’t overdo it,” he says of the team’s plotted schedule.

Adult general admission for Sunday’s season opener is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The US Army Recruiting Center of Carlisle will be on hand prior to action with a display of games and activities in the infield.

The National Anthem and flag presentation will be presented by the Cumberland Valley Army JROTC Color Guard.

 

 

Williams Grove Season Opener Win List Full Of Standouts And Surprises

2022 Opener Is March 13

3/6/22

Mechanicsburg - Opening day at Williams Grove Speedway is a tradition that dates back to the maiden season in 1939 when The Flying Dutchman, Tommy Hinnershitz of Oley claimed the very first race held at the track.

And another chapter in Williams Grove lidlifter history is set to unfold this Sunday, March 13 at 2 pm when the 2022 season opener is spun off featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the first-ever appearance at the track by the wingless super sportsman.

Presented by Hoosier, gates for Opening Day 2022 will open at noon with the sprint cars racing for a $5,500 payday in a 25-lap main event.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

A host of prominent and some not so well known names dot the opening day win list at Williams Grove Speedway.

Hinnershitz, a AAA East champion in his career, claimed a total of three openers.

Other top names of the 1940s and 1950s that scored the Williams Grove opener included Ted Horn, Jimmy Bryan, Johnny Mackison Sr. and more.

On his way to immortality for fans of the 1960s and 1970s, Leroy Felty scored the opener twice in his career, in 1961 and 1966.

A Texan destined for greatness by the name of AJ Foyt took the victory in 1964.

Another man on his way to racing immortality, Jan Opperman hit the local scene for his first of three Williams Grove opening day wins in 1970.

Other popular winners of the 1960s and 1970s included Kenny Weld, Dick Tobias, Kramer Williamson, Smokey Snellbaker, Ray Tilley and Bobby Allen.

The duo of Lynn Paxton and Keith Kauffman struck for a total of five lidlifter wins in the decade of the 1980s while a virtual unknown in sprint cars, Kevin Collins, upended the field in 1983.

The 1990s dawned with Kenny Adams scoring a victory before Don Kreitz Jr. and Fred Rahmer each took a pair of opener wins.

Brian Paulus closed the decade with what was perhaps considered an upset win before a youngster from Enumclaw, Washington, began the 2000s with an undisputed upset, coming at the hands of a pre-Nascar Kasey Kahne.

Greg Hodnett would etch his name on the historical first race win list twice during the 2000s while familiar names like Lance Dewease, Crish Eash, Kreitz and Rahmer would return along with a popular win for underdog Mike Erdley of Elizabethville.

Rahmer and Hodnett continued winning into the 2010s while first time checkers went to Danny Dietrich and Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg.

By far, the upset of the decade of the 2010s came at the hands of New Oxford’s Gerard McIntyre Jr. in 2014.

California invader Carson Macedo took the victory for his first career oval win in 2020 and Freddie Rahmer scored his first-ever opener win in 2021.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

ANTHONY MACRI TAMES LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 12, 2022 (3PM) 410 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, March 19, 2022 (6PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Saturday, March 26, 2022 (6PM) 410 Sprints + PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (March 5, 2022) – Anthony Macri has seen plenty of success in his young racing career, but has struggled at Lincoln Speedway recently, “Obviously this was one of our struggle point tracks and we’ve worked our ass off to get our car better. And this shows it’s paying off.” Macri started off the season last week with a third place finish and backed it up with a $4,000 win on Saturday night. “Jim and the guys definitely gave me a solid car. I could put this thing anywhere on the race track.”

The 30-lap feature went nonstop and was only seven seconds shy of the 30-lap track record. After the 30 nonstop laps Macri was asked how he was feeling in victory lane, “I really really wasn’t feeling the best (last night and today) and didn’t think I could hold on for 30 laps.” It wasn’t an easy 30 laps as Macri was battling for position most of the race. Saturday’s win was Macri’s fourth at the 3/8th-mile Abbottstown oval.

Chase Dietz and Ricky Peterson shared the front row for the start of the 30-lap feature.

Dietz led the field into turn 1 and third place starting TJ Stutts got by Peterson for second. Anthony Macri also got by the #2 of Peterson on the first lap for third.

Last week’s winner, Freddie Rahmer, got by Kevin Thomas Jr. for fourth on lap 3. Justin Peck then got under Thomas as they raced down the back stretch for fifth on the next lap.

Macri was using the top line around the track to work on Stutts for second. Despite Macri lurking behind him, Stutts had his eyes set on the lead and took a peak under Dietz for the lead as they approached lapped traffic. Stutts tried a slider in turns 1 and 2 on lap 8 but did not make the pass. Macri joined the battle at the front of the field and got by Stutts coming out of turn 4, but Stutts took second back as the two raced to the line.

Lap 11 saw Macri take second from Stutts. As the battle for second continued, Dietz put a lapped car between him and Macri.

Stutts got back by Macri for second on lap 12 as they raced in lapped traffic. Peck was working on Rahmer for fourth when Buddy Kofoid entered the picture and took fifth from Peck on lap 14.

Macri once again got by Stutts for second, this time on lap 15, and started closing in on Dietz. Stutts stayed close and continued to fight back for the second spot.

With all of the excitement at the front of the field, Danny Dietrich had made his way into the top five from his sixteenth starting spot on lap 18.

Macri used the top line in turn 2 to get by Dietz for the lead on lap 20. Danny made his way to fourth on lap 21.

Macri was beginning to stretch his lead with five to go as Stutts made a run on Dietz for second. Stutts made the pass on Dietz with two laps to go.

Macri scored his first win of the 2022 season 2.874 seconds ahead of Stutts. Dietz held on to third and Danny Dietrich, the hard charger of the race, finished fourth. Buddy Kofoid completed the top five.

Next Saturday, March 12, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 3PM with pit gates opening at 12:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 1PM. The open practice is open to divisions on the 2022 Lincoln Speedway schedule.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, March 5, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 39m-Anthony Macri ($4,000); 2. 11-TJ Stutts; 3. 39-Chase Dietz; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 71-Buddy Kofoid; 6. 13-Justin Peck; 7. 8-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 19m-Brent Marks; 10. 44-Dylan Norris; 11. 27-Devon Borden; 12. 75-Tyler Ross; 13. 10-Zeb Wise; 14. 99m-Kyle Moody; 15. 11-Parker Price-Miller; 16. 99-Skylar Gee; 17. 1x-Chad Trout (DNF); 18. 5E-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 19. 2-Ricky Peterson (DNF); 20. M1-Mark Smith (DNF); 21. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr. (DNF); 22. 5-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 23. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 24. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Chase Dietz (1-20) & Anthony Macri (21-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 19m-Brent Marks; 3. 75-Tyler Ross; 4. M1-Mark Smith; 5. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 6. 5-Dylan Cisney; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 11-TJ Stutts; 2. 13-Justin Peck; 3. 99m-Kyle Moody; 4. 11-Parker Price-Miller; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 23D-Michael Millard; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 39-Chase Dietz; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 99-Skyler Gee; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 0-Rick Lafferty; 6. 90-Jordan Givler; 7. 85-Ricky Dieva

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 71-Buddy Kofoid; 2. 8-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 27-Devon Borden; 5. 11P-Niki Young; 6. 33-Riley Emig; 7. 5a-Zachary Allman (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps) – 1. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr.; 2. 39m-Anthony Macri; 3. 5-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 10-Zeb Wise; 5. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 6. 5-John Walp; 7. 35-Tyler Esh

410 Sprint Heat Six Finish (10 laps) – 1. 2-Ricky Peterson; 2. 1x-Chad Trout; 3. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 10-Joe Kata; 6. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy One Finish (10 laps) – 1. M1- Mark Smith; 2. 7-Trey Hivner; 3. 11-Parker Price-Miller; 4. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 23D-Michael Millard; 7. 85-Ricky Dieva; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 9. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 10. 0-Rick Lafferty (DNF); 11. 5-Dylan Cisney (DNF); 12. 90-Jordan Givler (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 27-Devon Borden; 2. 10-Zeb Wise; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 5. 11P-Greg Plank; 6. 33-Riley Emig; 7. 10-Joe Kata; 8. 5-John Walp; 9. 35-Tyler Esh; 10. 5a-Zachary Allman; 11. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Set for 80th Annual Opening Day Sunday

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (March 2, 2022)- After 134 long days without racing activity, the sounds of engines are set to return to the Juniata County air this Sunday, March 6th, as the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the Krill Recycling, LLC Super Late Models take to the track for the 80th Annual Port Royal Speedway Opening Day presented by Packer's Concessions, LLC..

In what has been a recent tradition, the Speedway will again utilize a Sunday opener where the Sprint Cars will compete for a $5000 winner’s share while the Super Late Models will race for a $3000 to-win prize.

All gates open at 11A.M, while racing is set to kick off at 2 P.M. Adult admission is $20, while students are $10. Pit admission is $30.

Last year, Lance Dewease scored his fourth career Opening Day triumph over Kerry Madsen, Dylan Cisney, Jeff Halligan and Logan Wagner.

Wagner enters 2022 as the series defending champion and is looking to become the first driver to ever win five consecutive track points championships. Wagner's championship last season tied him with all-time winningest driver, Keith Kauffman (1978-1981), as the only drivers to go four-in-a-row. Speaking of Kauffman, Dewease sits 10 back of the ‘Man from Mifflintown’ on the career wins list with 119 victories and will be looking to chip away at that total for his fifth career opening day trophy.

Anthony Macri earned four victories last season and tied Dewease for the winningest driver in 2020. However, unlike Dewease, he will be searching for his first career opening day triumph at the Speedway. You can expect a who’s-who list of regular competitors and expected invaders searching for the $5000 prize and a spot in the record books.

The last driver to triumph on opening day and go on to claim the season ending track points title was Todd Shaffer in 2008.

Valley Supply will again serve as the series hard charger presenter and there will be $500 on the line for the driver who passes the most cars. This will also be the second season of their fan incentive program where the fans will have the opportunity to bring home various Valley Supply swag and possibly $50 or $75 cash and tickets for the following week’s racing event.

Also returning this season is the Jim and Sandy Kline J&S Classics Warrior Award where one lucky driver will earn $1000 extra as a result of a random draw. This award is designed specifically to benefit those who finish farther back in the field and drivers eligible will be positions 7-24. Last season saw 21 different drivers bring home the $1000 prize and the award has become a driver and fan favorite!

In Super Late Model competition, Virginia’s Trevor Feathers scored the opening day triumph last season for the second consecutive season over Tyler Bare, Ross Robinson, Colton Flinner and Dan Stone. Dylan Yoder went on to score the season ending points championship in a nail-biter that went down to the final turn of the season over Gary Stuhler, Flinner, Jeff Rine and Robinson.

The Super Late Models have been a part of opening day festivities yearly since 2013 and last year's win for Feathers joins him with Andy Haus and Jason Covert as drivers with two career triumphs in the event. Other drivers to claim victory in the division on opening day are Tim Wilson, Mike Lupfer and Rine. Rine turned his triumph into a track championship in 2018.

For the second consecutive season, the series will race for a minimum of $3000 to win and $300 to start all season. This is the highest weekly purse for super late models in the entire country and is made possible this season thanks to the addition of Krill Recyling as the series presenting sponsor.

Georges Used Cars. will serve as the presenter of the series hard charger award for the second consecutive season with the driver passing the most cars at the end of the night earning a cool $200 in cash. Driver’s must be carrying a decal that will be passed around earlier in the night to be eligible.

For fans choosing to watch from home, racing activities will again be available via PPV streaming on FloRacingand information regarding purchase can be found at www.floracing.com.

Fans in attendance will also receive 2022 magnet schedules at the front gate courtesy of Juniata Beverage - Tyson Hill.

Weather permitting, there will also be an open practice at the Speedway on Saturday, March 5th from 1-4pm. The session is open to any division cars participating at the Speedway in 2021 and grandstand admission is free for any fans wishing to catch a glimpse of the facilities/cars. Gates open at 11 A.M.

OPEN PRACTICE.

Saturday – March 5, 2022
Gates - 11 AM
Racing: 1-4 PM
Grandstand Admission: FREE
Pit Admission: $25

OPENING Day

Sunday- March 6, 2022
Gates:11 AM
Racing 2 PM
Adult General Admission: $20
Ages 12-18: $10
Pit Admission (all ages): $30
Ages 11 & Under: FREE General Admission

 

 

MARCH $5K-TO-WIN MODIFIED & 410 SPRINT CAR SHOWS TO
KICK OFF SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY’S 76th ANNIVERSARY SEASON!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway is gearing up for the start of another grand motorsports season with two high-profile events this month featuring the Short Track Super Series modifieds on Saturday, March 19, and the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars on Sunday, March 27.

Speedway officials will be at Selinsgrove Ford for Race Day at the Dealership 10 a.m.–2 p.m. this Saturday, March 5. Race fans can pick up 2022 printed schedules and renew their season reserved seats and VIP suites. The deadline for season renewals is March 5.

Weather permitting, there will be a race car display at Selinsgrove Ford and the brand-new 2022 F-150 pace truck will be unveiled.

The speedway’s first on-track event will be Practice Day 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Any division on the 2022 schedule is invited to the test and tune session. Gates will open at 12 p.m. Grandstand admission is free and pit passes will be $25 on Practice Day.

For the second year in a row, the Short Track Super Series modifieds will officially open Selinsgrove Speedway’s season at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in the $5,000-to-win Icebreaker 40. The crate 602 sportsman modifieds will also be on the dual-card program in a 25-lap feature paying $1,500 to win.

Pit gates on March 19 will open at 10 a.m. with grandstand gates at 11 a.m. Hot laps are slated for 1:15 p.m. and qualifying at 2 p.m. Adult general admission will be $20 with students (12-17) $15. Kids 11 and under are admitted FREE general admission. Pit passes will be $40.

To close out the track’s opening month, the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars make their season debut at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27, in a 25-lap feature paying $5,000 to win. Joining the 410 sprint cars will be the MAPCO Machine Shop limited late models competing in a 20-lap main event for $1,200 to win. The A&A Auto Stores roadrunners will round out the afternoon’s three-division program.

Pit gates on March 27 will open at 11:30 a.m. with grandstand gates at 12 p.m. Adult general admission is set at $20 with students (12-17) $15. Kids ages 11 and under are admitted FREE general admission. Pit passes will be $30.

Looking ahead to next month, the Selinsgrove Ford super late models will make their first start of the season at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, along with the first appearance of the season by the Apache Tree Service PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars and A&A Auto Stores roadrunners.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The speedway office can be reached at570.374.2266.

 

 

Sunday, February 27, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

FREDDIE RAHMER SCORES FIRST ICE BREAKER VICTORY

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 5, 2022 (3PM) 410 Sprints + Open Practice

Saturday, March 12, 2022 (3PM) 410 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, March 19, 2022 (6PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (February 27, 2022) – Fresh off his second consecutive track championship, Freddie Rahmer added yet another accomplishment to his already impressive resume on a brisk and sunny afternoon at Lincoln Speedway, winning his first ever season opener in the pigeon hills.

Sunday’s race was Rahmer’s first at Lincoln Speedway for new car owner Rich Eichelberger, “Rich and Nancy gave me the opportunity to drive this car and I’m going to run as hard as I can every lap.” A win is a great way to start the season, let alone with a new team, “I’m glad to get this out of the way with the start with Rich,” Rahmer shared in victory lane.

After making his way to the front of the field early in the race, lapped traffic and late race restarts allowed Brent Marks to close in on Rahmer, “I knew Marks was going to be tough because this is his kind of racetrack. I saw his shadow on the restart, so I knew on the third one I needed to change it up.” The top of the track came in later in the race and was the preferred line for the leaders. On the final restart with four laps to go Rahmer said, “I knew if I could beat him through 1 and 2, I knew he wasn’t going to beat me after that.”

On winning his first Ice Breaker at Lincoln Rahmer said, “We’re going to celebrate this one and stay focused and go onto the next one.”

Pole-sitter Jordan Givler and Aaron Bollinger shared the front row for the 30-lap season opener. Freddie Rahmer and Billy Dietrich made up row two.

Just as the green flag dropped and the front of the field was off and running, the yellow came out before they reached turn 1. Rick Lafferty’s car lost power on the back stretch and collected Chase Dietz who was lined up behind him in turn 3. Both cars rejoined the field for the complete restart.

Bollinger got by Givler and had the lead coming out of turn 2. Freddie was all over Givler for second and Brent Marks was up to fifth from his eighth starting spot.

Marks slid by Billy Dietrich for fourth in turn 2 on lap 3.

Rahmer got by Givler for second and started reeling in Bollinger to challenge him for the lead.

Marks once again used turn 2 to advance position, this time sliding by Givler for third.

Freddie went low into turn 1 on lap 7 and tried to slide by Bollinger for the lead but was not able to complete the pass. Lapped traffic loomed ahead of the leaders as Bollinger continued to hold off Rahmer.

As Bollinger and Rahmer worked through lapped traffic, Marks closed in and joined the battle at the front of the pack.

Freddie took the lead coming out of turn 2 on lap 10. Marks dove under Aaron for second as they raced into turn 3 on the next lap but Bollinger held the spot. Turn 2 proved lucrative yet again for Marks when he took second from Bollinger on lap 12. Anthony Macri and Danny Dietrich followed, sending Bollinger back to fifth.

Macri was searching for a way around Marks as they worked through lapped traffic when the caution came out on lap 18 for Brandon Rahmer. Rahmer spun out in turn 2.

Freddie led Marks, Macri, Danny and Bollinger to the cone for a single-file restart.

Givler went to work on Bollinger searching for a way into the top five with 10 laps to go.

Just as the leaders got back into lapped traffic the caution flag waved again when Justin Peck slowed and came to a stop on the back stretch on lap 23.

Marks got a good run on Freddie on the restart and tried to slide him for the lead in turn 2 but Rahmer held the spot.

Givler was back at it, challenging Bollinger for a spot in the top five with five laps to go.

The final yellow flag of the race came on lap 26 when Dylan Norris parked it in the turn 4 wall.

Freddie had a solid restart and a commanding lead coming out of turn 2 over Marks. Givler went back to work on Bollinger, getting by him for fifth with three laps to go.

A battle for third was brewing between Macri and Danny as the laps wound down. Danny got by Macri for the spot with two laps to go but Macri battled back to reclaim the position.

Freddie crossed the line ahead of Marks, Macri, Dietrich and Givler to earn $5,000 and his first Ice Breaker win. Devon Borden earned hard charger honors, driving from 24th to finish 11th.

Next Saturday, March 5, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and open practice. Racing starts at 3PM with pit gates opening at 12:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 1PM. The open practice is open to divisions on the 2022 Lincoln Speedway schedule.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Sunday, February 27, 2022

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 8-Freddie Rahmer ($5,000); 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 39m-Anthony Macri; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 90-Jordan Givler; 6. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 71-Buddy Kofoid; 9. 67-Justin Whittall; 10. 5-Dylan Cisney; 11. 27-Devon Borden; 12. 99m-Kyle Moody; 13. 1x-Chad Trout; 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 75-Tyler Ross; 16. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 17. 0-Rick Lafferty; 18. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 19. 13-Justin Peck (DNF); 20. 39-Chase Dietz (DNF); 21. 5E-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 22. 11-TJ Stutts (DNF); 23. 11P-Niki Young (DNF); 24. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Aaron Bollinger (1-10) & Freddie Rahmer (11-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 99m-Kyle Moody; 2. 67-Justin Whittall; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney; 4. 11P-Niki Young; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 35-Steve Owings (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 39m-Anthony Macri; 4. 71-Buddy Kofoid; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 5-John Walp; 7. 33-Riley Emig

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 19m-Brent Marks; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 75-Tyler Ross; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty; 5. 23-Michael Millard; 6. 5a-Zach Allman; 7. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 2. 1x-Chad Trout; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 5E-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 11-TJ Stutts; 6. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 7. 13-Justin Peck (DQ)

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps) – 1. 8-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 90-Jordan Givler; 3. 4R-Tim Wagaman; 4. 39-Chase Dietz; 5. 27-Devon Borden; 6. 7-Trey Hivner

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 11-TJ Stutts; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 13-Justin Peck; 4. 27-Devon Borden; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 5-John Walp; 7. 33-Riley Emig; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 23-Michael Millard; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 11. 5a-Zach Allman (DNF); 12. 59-Jim Siegel (DNS); 13. 35-Steve Owings (DNS); 14. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

 

 

Williams Grove Opener Is In Two Weeks

2/27/22

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway is just two weeks away from the first green flag of its new racing season coming up Sunday, March 13 at 2 pm.

The 2022 lidlifter will include an open wheel doubleheader featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in a $5,500 to win main event.

Plus, the wingless super sportsman will be on the card for a first-ever show by the sportsman at the track without their top hat.

Presented by Hoosier, gates for the first event of the season will open at noon with warm ups slated for 1:30 pm.

Freddie Rahmer won a windswept season opener for the sprint cars last season. It was his first-ever opening day win at the track.

Rahmer wired the field for the victory.

Justin Peck nudged under Brandon Rahmer for second on the 16th tour and would end up .37 seconds behind at the finish on a tricky, windswept surface.

Adult general admission for the 2022 season opener is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Youth ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The month of March will include two more races after the opener, coming up on March 18 and 25 as the track switches to traditional Friday night fare.

The ULMS Super Late Models will join the 410 sprint cars on both Friday cards slated for 7:30 pm.

View the entire 2022 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events and keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

Williams Grove Speedway Introduces New Lineup Procedure, Axes Old Rule For 2022

2/20/22

Mechanicsburg - Fans at Williams Grove Speedway will notice a format change to a few racing programs at the oval this season.

With the 2022 season lidlifter slated for March 13 at 2 pm offering the 410 sprints and the first-ever appearance at the track by the wingless super sportsman, the oval recently went public with the qualifying tweak to four of its slated shows.

All four Yellow Breeches 500 races planned during the season will see timed practice laps used to set the heat starting lineups.

Hot lap/qualifying groups for the shows will be established and seeded equally based on each entered drivers season earning’s average to that point and all cars in a group will face off against the same opponents in their respective heat races.

An invert of the driver’s times after hot laps will be used to set the heat starting grids.

The top two or three heat finishers, based on the total number of heats contested, will then be placed into the front starting spots of the night’s main event again handicapped onto the grid based on each driver’s financial earning’s average to that point in the year.

Other rules updates for the season ahead include a change to a long-standing enforced penalty.

Officials have removed the two-week penalty clause that previously forced a driver who chose to compete directly against the oval to start at the rear of his or her heat race in the next two Williams Grove races they entered.

The speedway released a 31-date schedule for the 2022 racing season in November and is currently ramping up for the 2022 opener in just a few weeks.

View the entire 2022 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events and keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

GALCO BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS . . . .

RETURNS FOR THIRTY-THIRD THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY IN 2022, THUNDER SERIES OPENS SUNDAY, MAY 29

BECHTELSVILLE, PA FEBRUARY 17, 2022 . . . . . . . . For the thirty-third season, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will return to the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. This popular racing series will showcase four events to include the Roaring Triple 20’s for Big Block/358 Modifieds, the USAC Non-Wing Sprint National Series, the Red Robin Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and the first time presentation of the Balls to the Wall 50 for 358 Modifieds, a unique and unconventional event format.

This always exciting special events racing series is possible thanks to the many sponsors that include the NAPA Auto Parts the series lead sponsor, and associate series sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings and Levan Machine & Truck Equipment. Other supporting sponsors include GT Radiators and GALCO Business Communications.

GALCO, located in Quakertown, PA is celebrating their fiftieth year in business and their thirty-third season as a sponsor of Thunder on the Hill. GALCO has catered their sponsorship activities at the Thunder Series towards the spectators. A long list of giveaways and fan fun activities have been the staple of GALCO Business Communications. GALCO will help you because, your communications needs is their business. GALCO services Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Northern Delaware. Contact GALCO by calling 800-479-0955 or checkout their website at: sales@galcobus.com. The staff of Thunder on the Hill welcomes the partnership of GALCO Business Communications.

And now the details. The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Series opener is set for Sunday, May 29 featuring the Triple Roaring 20’s for Big Block/358 Modifieds sharing the program in a first time visit by the SpeedSTRs as part of the Thunder Series. Pioneer Pole Buildings will post a $5,000 bonus to any driver that sweeps the triple 20’s and a $1,000 bonus to a driver who wins two of the triple 20’s.

The Thunder Series continues on Tuesday, June 14 with the Jesse Hockett Classic USAC Non-Wing Sprint National Tour plus the 358 Modifieds Tri-Track Series event.

Tuesday, June 28 will showcase the Red Robin PA 410 Sprint Speed Week Greg Hodnett Cup paying $10,000 to win joined by the 358 Modifieds. This event pays tribute to remembering Greg Hodnett, one of the respected sprint car drivers of all times and a former Thunder on the Hill Sprint Champion.

The Thunder Series returns to “the hill” on Tuesday, August 2 with the Balls to the Wall 50 lap (invert race) for 358 modifieds Tri-Track Series joined by the popular sportsman. This event offers a unique format for the modifieds. After a series of qualifying, the top twelve drivers will take part in a revenge redraw to determine the starting line-up. This invert race will offer a bonus to the top ten drivers on lap 30 and lap 40 earning an additional payoff of $1,500 to the leader, $400 for second, $200 for third, $100 for fourth with $50 going to fifth through tenth. The twist is, the yellow flag will slow the field on lap 30 and lap 40 and the top four cars will invert. All other drivers hold their positions. The event will go with double-file restarts up to lap 48.

With the base purse being $5,000 to win, leading laps 30 and 40 would earn an extra $3,000 making it an eye catching $8,000 to win. But wait, it gets better. If a driver does the sweep of leading lap 30, 40 and 50, with thanks to Pioneer Pole Buildings, an additional $5,000 will go to the winner making it a $13,000 payday. This will be a “Balls to the Wall” event that will guarantee $1,000 for tenth and $500 just to start the feature event.

What is the theory around the invert race? This format will add another level of excitement for race fans, especially in the closing laps of the 50 lap feature. The added payoff that can be earned by running in the top ten is a bonus. Another interesting aspect is, a driver leads lap 30 or lap 40 and late in the race he drops out with mechanical issue, he still earns $1,500 plus the money posted for the position he finished.

The idea of this event is really to spice up a special modified event. History has been, special events are usually driven by extended distances and increased payoff. This offers the same, plus the twist of an invert. This is not an event you would do weekly, just something different that will bring drivers up on their wheel and fans to edge of their seat.

Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill is excited to be part of the return of the Tri-Track Series, working with both BAPS Motor Speedway and Big Diamond Racway for six events in 2022. We look to expand this 358 Spec Motor Series going forward. In additional, all modified events that are part of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series in 2022 will also be NASCAR point races.

2022 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Associate Sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES – NAPA AUTO PARTS 7:30 PM

SUNDAY, MAY 29 TRIPLE ROARING 20’S FOR BIG BLOCK vs 358 MODIFIEDS* PLUS SPEEDSTRS

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES -NAPA AUTO PARTS 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 14 JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIS USAC NON-WING SPRINT NATIONAL TOUR PLUS 358 MODIFIEDS* TRI-TRACK SERIES

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES-NAPA AUTO PARTS 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 PA 410 SPRINT SPEED SPEEDWEEK $10,000 TO WIN HODNETT CUP & 358 MODIFIEDS*

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- NAPA AUTO PARTS 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 BALLS TO THE WALL 50 FOR 358 MODIFIEDS* (Invert Race) TRI-TRACK SERIES POSSIBLE $13,000 TO WIN. . . PLUS SPORTSMAN

* Indicates NASCAR Point Race

Grandview Speedway Contact Information Track Phone: 610-754-7688

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

 

Williams Grove Announces New 358 Sprint Event For 2022, Match Race slated for August 5
Heat Race and Hard Charger Sponsors Added For New Season!

2/6/22

Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Williams Grove Speedway has introduced a new event to the 358 sprint lineup on the 2022 schedule of events.

The Match Race for 358 sprint cars will be held at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 5 as part of the 2022 Billy Kimmel Memorial.

Aside from a standard Williams Grove 358 sprint purse up for grabs that night, the opportunity exists for the 358 field to race for thousands and thousands more in purse money thanks to potential donations and “Match Funds" put into the pot by any sponsors, fans AND the track.

Williams Grove Speedway will match up to $5,000 in additional purse money as donated to the field by all who care to pitch in.

Donations of any size and amount are welcome!

No donation to the 358 sprint drivers will be considered too small!

Fans, businesses, competitors, product manufacturers and even drivers are all invited to donate to the purse and Williams Grove Speedway will match the first 5K in total combined funds that are posted, divvying up the amount and any surplus evenly to all 24 cars in the feature field.

Any total amount over and above the combined total of $10,000 that is donated to the field will not be matched but will still be distributed evenly throughout the entire field.

All donations must be received in the Williams Grove Speedway business office by the end of the day on July 22, 2022.

Forms of donation payment will be accepted via credit card, money order or personal check.

The speedway office can be reached by phone during business hours at 717.697.5000 or by US Mail at 1 Speedway Drive in Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055.

Please include your full name, mailing address and phone number with any mailed correspondence.

Other new incentives are also planned for the 358 sprint cars during the season ahead.

It was recently announced that PA Dyno of Stillwater will grant a Hard Charger Award for every 358 sprint race contested in 2022.

PA Dyno will give $25 in cash and a $25 gift certificate to each of the 358 feature hard chargers.

And now High Side Apparel of Sellersville will be getting in on the 358 sprint act as well.

High Side Apparel has confirmed that it will sponsor each 358 sprint heat race during the season, paying $50 to each heat race winner.

Learn more about the official Williams Grove Speedway 2022 heat race sponsor at www.highsideapparel.shop.

Visit hard charger sponsor PA Dyno at www.padyno.com.

The 2022 season lidlifter at Williams Grove is slated for March 13 at 2 pm, offering both the 410 sprints and the first-ever appearance at the track by the wingless super sportsman.

View the entire 2022 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events and keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

Jim and Sandy Kline Warrior Award to Return for 2022 Sponsored by J&S Classics

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, PA – (Feb 4, 2022) For the second consecutive season, longtime car owners and supporters of the Central Pennsylvania race scene, Jim and Sandy Kline will be the official sponsors of the Port Royal Speedway “Warrior Award” for the 2022 race season.

The “Warrior Award” will allow some lucky sprint car driver each week to pocket a cool $1000 in cash and will benefit those who finish farther back in the field. Beginning March 6th with the 80th annual Port Royal Speedway Opening Day kickoff and running through the Sept. 10th 55th annual Tuscarora 50, a winner will be drawn weekly at random in victory lane to receive the second-year award and the money.

For all regular weekly 410 Sprint Car Weikert’s Livestock events, the numbers eligible will be from seven to 24 and whoever finishes in the position number drawn will receive $1000 as that week’s winner. For all six of the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions events and the two PA Speedweek shows the numbers will represent positions 11 to 24.

“We did this award last season and it seemed to be a real big hit with the drivers and fans," said Jim Kline. "It's an award that can benefit everybody. Whether it be a low buck team who is struggling to get in the show or a team that gets in a wreck and it's just a bad night, the Warrior Award goes a long way in supporting the teams who support racing."

While this will be the Kline's second year sponsoring the one-of-it's-kind award, new to this season will be the promoting sponsor of the award. The newly created J & S Classics will take the place of longterm racing sponsor J & S Fabrications.

J & S Classics is a new custom street rod build business created by the Kline's that combines Jim's love of custom street rod cars and a continued support of motorpsorts. Jim's wife Sandy noted that it was a conversation many years ago about her Corvette at Silver Springs Speedway that started their longterm courtship and this business endeavor brings things for them full circle.

“Many years ago I was on my way to Silver Springs Speedway and I saw Jim with a team headed to the track and the first words he said to me was about my Corvette," said Sandy Kline. "Now that we are kind of slowing down a bit, this gives Jim a way to build his dream shop and do the things he's always loved and that is building custom street rods."

Jim Kline noted that the shop has a full fabrication shop and is equipped with a spray shop as well to complete the custom builds. For the meantime, he'll focus on his own personal builds and may eventually expand to outside customer builds.

They added that they appreciate all the hard work that Port Royal Speedway has put into making it a premier racing destination and they wanted to reward that hard work by again being part of the 2022 race season.

“Some people will say that Hershey Park is the sweetest place on earth, but I always tell everyone that Port Royal Speedway is the sweetest place on dirt," said Sandy Kline. "When you see how much the team at Port Royal has put into making it a real racing destination for fans and drivers, it makes it easy to support them and we'll keep doing it as long as we can."

Last year saw the family hand out a grand total of $27,000 throughout the season in the 410 Sprint Car ranks, which included an unprececented $6000 prize during the Tuscarora 50 finale. Even crazier, 21 different drivers received the bonus in 22 events, with only one driver repeating throughout the season.

"It was really cool to see how many different drivers we were able to help and I know how much it meant to them to receive the extra $1000," said Jim Kline. "When you get a phone call from a guy telling you thanks or that they were able to buy new tires or something with it, it makes it all worth it and tells me our efforts don't go unnoticed."

Speedway head promoter Steve O’Neal added that he appreciates everything Jim & Sandy Kline has done for the sport and is looking forward to continuing to build on a relationship that goes back decades.

“You can’t talk about Central PA racing and car owners without adding Jim and Sandy Kline to the mix and we are incredibly proud and happy to present this Warrior Award from J&S Classics in 2022,” said O’Neal. “This is a huge deal for our drivers and we could not do it without the support of the Kline’s. I can’t thank them enough for choosing Port Royal Speedway and I’m looking forward to another year of handing out money and making memories.”

 

 

Clinton County Speedway Announces Schedule for 2022 Season with Several Hallmark Events

Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Fair Association is pleased to announce the tentative schedule for the 2022 racing season at the 3/8 mile oval. The season will feature 26 events with a weekly division headlined by the RaceSaver Sprint Cars or the Limited Late Models. There are also several sanctioning groups that will make their first appearances at the speedway in 2022.

“The 2022 racing season will definitely be exciting,” says race promoter Jason McCahan. “After a successful 410 show last season, we worked with our sponsor to establish a Sprint Car Series in 2022. The NAPA/Toner Auto Parts Sprint Car Series will include special events featuring the 410 Sprint Cars, the USAC Wingless Sprint Cars and the URC Sprint Cars. We are also working on final details for our Super Late Model event, the CW Smith Memorial and our summer championships”

The PA 410 Sprint Car Shootout presented by NAPA/Toner Auto Parts will pay $4,000 to win and is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th. Also, as an added attraction for this event, the IMCA modifieds will be making their first return in eight years to Clinton County Speedway and the 4 Cylinders will have their Summer Championship.

As part of the NAPA/Toner Auto Parts Sprint Car Series, the USAC Wingless Sprint Cars and the URC Sprints will be making inaugural visits to Clinton County Speedway. “There has been request from both of these sanctioning groups and their drivers to book a show with us,” added McCahan. “With all of the facility upgrades the Fair Association made last season in preparation for the return of the 410s, it only made sense to add these two races to the schedule in 2022, allowing our Sprint Car Series to hallmark a variety of open wheeled events. The URC Sprints are scheduled for Friday, July 8th and the USAC Wingless Sprints will compete on Friday, August 19th.”

The Central PA Legends cars will also make their inaugural visit to the speedway on June 17th. The Legends will also compete on July 15th and August 19th.

The season will start with a practice session on Saturday, April 9th. The official season opener is scheduled for Friday April 16th with the RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros and Four Cylinders. The RaceSaver Sprint Car races are sanctioned by the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Association.

The Nittany 40 for the RaceSaver Sprint cars will be featured on Saturday July 2nd. “We are planning a two race weekend for the RaceSaver Sprint cars and look to also host a 270 Micro National that weekend,” stated McCahan. The other 2 race weekend on the schedule is the Friday – Saturday of the 410 Sprint cars on in August.

The Limited Late Models will compete in the annual Len Stroud Memorial on Friday, September 9th and details are still in the works for a Super Late Model Show during the summer.

The 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, Pro Stock and 4 Cylinders will compete on a regular basis, those 4 divisions featured on the annual mid-week special during the annual Clinton County Fair on Wednesday, August 3rd.

Tickets for the 2021 Awards banquet are currently on sale at the speedway’s website. The banquet will be held on Saturday, February 26th at the Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Company’s banquet facility in Loganton.

The speedway is still accepting marketing partners for the 2022 season. For the latest speedway information, visit the speedway’s website at www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow the speedway on Facebook.

2022 Tentative Schedule

Saturday – April 9 – Practice

Friday, April 15: Season Opener…RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, April 22: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, April 29: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, May 6: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, May 13: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, May 20: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Saturday, May 21: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Friday, May 27: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Saturday, June 3: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, June 10: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, June 17: Limited Late Models, Central PA Legends, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, June 24: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, July 1: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Saturday July 2: RaceSaver Sprints Nittany 40, 270 Micro Nationals, Pro Stocks, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, July 8: NAPA/Toner Auto Parts Sprint Car Series: URC Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros & 4 Cylinders

Friday, July 15: RaceSaver Sprints, Central PA Legends, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, July 22 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, July 29: No Racing – Racers’ Summer Vacation

Wednesday, August 3: Fair Week Special 270 Micros, 600 Micros, Pro Stocks, and 4-Cylinders

Friday, August 5: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, August 12: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Saturday, August 13: NAPA/Toner Auto Parts Sprint Car Series: PA 410 Sprint Car Shootout, IMCA Modifieds, and 4-Cylinder Championship

Friday, August 19: NAPA/Toner Auto Parts Sprint Car Series: USAC Wingless Sprints, Central PA Legends, 270 Micro Sprints & 4-Cylinders.

Friday, August 26: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, September 2: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, September 9: Lenny Stroud Jr. Memorial for Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, & 4-Cylinders

Friday, September 16: RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinders

Friday, September 23: No Racing – Truckers for Hope Event

Friday, September 30: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints and 4-Cylinders

** Schedule it Tentative and Subject to Change

 

 

PASS Sets 37-Race 2022 Schedule

The Pennsylvania Sprint Series (PASS), one of the nation’s strongest regional series for the ultra-successful RaceSaver economy sprint cars, has released a 34-race 2022 schedule at eight different tracks. With a late addition of 3 additional races the schedule has grown to 37 as details for some special co-sanctioned races emerge.

The schedule will begin on Saturday, March 26, at Lincoln Speedway, and end with the annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge on Saturday, October 22, at Port Royal Speedway.

With 11 events scheduled, Selinsgrove Speedway will be the most-visited destination for the PASS teams. The first race there will take place on Saturday, April 2. Port Royal follows closely with nine races, its first on Saturday, April 9. Path Valley Speedway, which has been running PASS longer than any other track on the current schedule, has six dates, the first on Saturday, April 23.

BAPS Motor Speedway, Bloomsburg Speedway, and Williams Grove Speedway each will run two events, while Hagerstown Speedway and Lincoln have one apiece.

Additional co-sanctioned events may be scheduled in conjunction with neighboring RaceSaver regional groups. Hesston Speedway which was one of the series original tracks has added a race in co-operation with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series which will be a very special event to be announced soon.

PASS will race supporting 410 sprint cars on at least 15 occasions this year, including dates with the World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions. Other shows will feature URC 360 and USAC Eastern Non-Winged 360 sprints. Super late models (including a World of Outlaws Late Model+ show), limited late models, big-block modifieds and micro-sprints.

Twenty-four of the dates are Saturdays, with one on Wednesday night, four on Thursday, three on Friday and two on Sunday.

The PASS series produced the IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion in 2019 (Ken Duke Jr.) and 2020 (Garrett Bard), with the latter narrowly missing repeating last season. Newcomers to the series also have fared well nationally, with Doug Dodson and Austin Reed finishing second in the national Rookie-of-the-Year competition in 2019 and 2021, respectively. Last year, Reed missed out on winning the title by one point.

The series was conceived shortly after its initial development by Virginia racer/innovator French Grimes. Following an exhibition season in 1998, when the RaceSavers raced alongside a pre-existing 4-cylinder sprint series, the first official season was held in 1999, with all races at Hesston Speedway. Path Valley joined the schedule the next season, and other tracks soon followed.

Two-time Champion Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery is expected to be among a large group of 2021 regulars returning for this season, along with a strong class of rookies. For the latest schedule information and other news, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

 

BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND BAPS AUTO PAINTS & SUPPLY EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP THROUGH 2027


YORK HAVEN, PA - Since Scott Gobrecht purchased Susquehanna Speedway before the 2016 season, the management team has worked tirelessly to bring top-flight racing and an improved facility to central Pennsylvania fans.

A big part of the speedway’s success can be traced back to 2018. That’s when BAPS Auto Paints Supply agreed to a groundbreaking naming rights deal that changed the name of the York Haven, Pa., track to BAPS Motor Speedway.

The partnership has been a good one. So much so that BAPS Auto Paints Supply has signed an extension with Gobrecht and speedway General Manager that will take the naming rights deal through 2027.

“We are thankful for everything that BAPS Auto Paints Supply and the Berkheimer family have done for the speedway,” Gouse said. “To have a business and a family stand behind what we are doing, it’s pretty amazing.

“It’s an honor to be associated with a company like BAPS for what will now be 10 years. We hope to continue that partnership for many years to come and continue to provide quality entertainment for competitors and fans.”

“Most businesses form a business deal and partnership when constructing an agreement like this, in our case it was a relationship that turned into a partnership. The last four years has been nothing short of exciting watching the growth and changes in the speedway. We are very excited to extend our agreement another 5 years and see what is in store over this time. Thank you to Scott and Kolten for coming together and making this relationship one that will be remembered forever,” Dean Berkheimer said.

BAPS Motor Speedway will kick off the 2022 season on Saturday, March 19. The program will feature Super Sportsman, Late Models, and Legends.

 

 

Spectacular Month of June Highlights 2022 Season: 31 Race Dates along with Tractor & Truck Pull and Monster Trucks

Abbottstown, PA (January 1, 2022) – The 2022 season schedule for Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway is highlighted by 31 appearances between its two premier sprint car divisions, the 410 and 358 sprints. Back again for 2022 is the tractor and truck pull along with the Crownstone Equipment Monster Truck Freedom Fest.

The recently announced Steve Smith Tribute Race on June 4 is slated to be the highest paying non-sanctioned race for the 410 sprint cars at Lincoln in 2022. The marquee event will pay $19,000 to win in honor of the Black Bandit’s famous #19 sprint car.

Lincoln Speedway will host 14 different divisions during its 70th season, with 29 dates for the 410 sprints and 16 dates for the 358 sprints. The 410 sprints will start their season with the $5,000-to-win “Ice Breaker 30” on February 26th. The 358 sprints will hit the clay for the first time on March 19th. Both sprint car divisions will end their season on October 15th at the Turner Automotive Night of Champions. Once again, the points battle will run until the final race of the season. New races this year featuring both sprint divisions include Golf Cart Services Night on April 16th, Messick Equipment Night on May 21, Rack Daddie Rumble on July 30 and the Elijah Hawkins Memorial on September 3. The super late models will headline the Lazer Late Model Clash on October 8.

On April 23 during Gene Latta Ford “Wheel of Fortune” Night, the winner of the 410 sprint feature will spin a wheel in victory lane to increase their $4,000 winnings to $5,000, $6,000 or $7,000. Another addition to the schedule for the 410 sprint cars is the $5,000 to win Freedom Off-Road Speedweek Tune-up on June 18. The entire 2022 schedule is available online at www.lincolnspeedway.com/schedule and at the end of this release.

The midgets will return to Lincoln twice in 2022 under the ARDC sanction. You can catch them in the Pigeon Hills on June 4th and August 20th.

As part of their tour in 2022, the Super Sportsman will make two trips to Lincoln. They will be in action on May 7th and July 16th.

The USAC East Coast Sprint Cars will make an appearance at Lincoln on June 4th as a part of the Steve Smith Tribute Race.

Along with the new additions to the schedule, many familiar and popular dates will be back for 2022. The 19th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial is slated for April 9th and will pay $6,900 to win. The World of Outlaws return to take on the PA Posse in the “Gettysburg Clash” on May 11th. Fallen Firefighters Night is slated for June 11th. Lincoln will host two PA Speedweek shows with the first on June 25th and the second on June 27th. The All-Star Circuit of Champions make two trips to the 3/8th mile oval with their first stop on August 27th for the $7,300 to win “Kramer Klash”. The All-Stars return on September 17th for the $20,000-to-win “Dirt Classic IX.”

Also back in 2022 are the Bob Leiby Memorial on May 28, L&M Tire and Wheel Night on July 9, Dean’s Auto Plaza Night on July 16, DCS School of Driving Night on August 6 and the Barry Skelly Memorial on August 20

In addition, there will be special shows featuring kids “Big Wheel” racing, and several auto racing “club” nights.

Located in Abbottstown, PA, the 3/8th-mile high-banked clay oval has been a staple in professional auto racing for 70 years. The Pigeon Hills oval is one of several famed Central Pennsylvania race tracks which represent the toughest, most competitive weekly sprint car racing in the nation. A family fun night to be had by all who visit the famed Lincoln Speedway!


2022 SCHEDULE


Sat, Feb 26 3:00 p.m. OPENING DAY—“ICEBREAKER” for 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win) [rain date: Sun, Feb 27]
Sat, Mar 5 3:00 p.m. 410 Sprints plus open practice session for other divisions
Sat, Mar 12 3:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and Central PA Legends
Sat, Mar 19 6:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Mar 26 6:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints
Sat, Apr 2 7:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr 9 7:00 p.m. (TT) 19TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL: SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 410 Sprints ($6,900 to win) plus 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr 16 7:00 p.m. GOLF CART SERVICES NIGHT: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr 23 7:30 p.m. GENE LATTA FORD “WHEEL OF FORTUNE” NIGHT: 410 Sprints, Central PA Legends, and 358 Late Models (410 sprint car feature winner spins a wheel to increase his $4,000 winnings to $5,000, $6,000, or $7,000)
Sat, Apr 30 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Penn-Mar Vintage (York County Racing Club Night)
Sat, May 7 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series event), and Extreme Stocks
Wed, May 11 7:30 p.m. (TT) WORLD OF OUTLAWS GETTYSBURG CLASH for 410 sprints [rain date: Thurs, 5/12]
Sat, May 14 — NO RACING—EMMR Hot Road Annual (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Sat, May 21 7:30 p.m. MESSICK EQUIPMENT NIGHT: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints (“Summer Series” event) (Also “KIDS NIGHT” and York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races)
Sat, May 28 7:30 p.m. BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, June 4 7:30 p.m. (TT) STEVE SMITH TRIBUTE: 410 Sprints ($19,000 to win), USAC East Coast Sprints, and ARDC Midgets
Sat, June 11 7:30 p.m. (TT) FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE: 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win) and 358 Sprints
Sat, June 18 7:30 p.m. (TT) FREEDOM OFF-ROAD SPEEDWEEK TUNE-UP for 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win) plus 358 late models (ARCH Night)
Sat, June 25 7:30 p.m. (TT) RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK Show [23rd Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial for 410 sprints ($9,200 to win)] plus Extreme Stocks
Mon, June 27 7:30 p.m. (TT) RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK Show for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win)
Sat, July 2 1:30 p.m. “CROWNSTONE EQUIPMENT MONSTER TRUCK FREEDOM FEST” featuring the Vaters Monster Motorsports World Champion Team, plus Central PA Legends and York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races
Sat, July 9 7:30 p.m. L&M TIRE & WHEEL NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Classic Cars
Sat, July 16 7:30 p.m. DEAN’S AUTO PLAZA NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Super Sportsman (Tour Series event)
Sat, July 23 (time TBA) TRACTOR & TRUCK PULL PRESENTED BY McGREW EQUIPMENT
Sat, July 30 7:30 p.m. RACK DADDIE RUMBLE: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models
Sat, Aug 6 7:30 p.m. DCS SCHOOL OF DRIVING NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 600 Xcel Modifieds (York County Racing Club Night)
Sat, Aug 13 7:30 p.m. MOTORSPORTS NIGHT: 410 Sprints, Central PA Legends, and Wingless Sportsman
Sat, Aug 20 7:30 p.m. BARRY SKELLY MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints (“Summer Series” event) and ARDC Midgets
Sat, Aug 27 7:30 p.m. (TT) ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS “KRAMER KLASH” for 410 Sprints ($7,300 to win), plus EMMR Exhibition
Sat, Sept 3 7:30 p.m. ELIJAH HAWKINS MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints , 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, Sept 10 7:30 p.m. Super Late Models, Wingless Sportsman, Extreme Stocks, & Limited Stocks (ARCH Night)
Sat, Sept 17 7:00 p.m. (TT) “DIRT CLASSIC IX” PRESENTED BY SCHMUCK LUMBER COMPANY for 410 Sprints (All-Star sanctioned; $20,000 to win) [rain date: Sun, Sept. 18]
Sat, Sept 24 9:00 a.m. “PA KARTING GRAND NATIONALS”
Sat, Oct 1 (time TBA) AMA Motorcycles
Sat, Oct 8 6:00 p.m. LAZER LATE MODEL CLASH: Super Late Models, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, Oct 15 6:00 p.m. “TURNER AUTOMOTIVE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’ for 410 sprints and 358 sprints [FINAL POINTS RACES OF SEASON] (This show carries a rain date of Sunday, 10/16 @ 6:00 p.m.)

 

 

Valley Supply Inc. to Return as Valued Partner in 2022 for Port Royal Speedway Drivers and Fans

By-Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (Dec. 22, 2021) For the 2022 racing season, Valley Supply will once again serve as a valued partner of the Port Royal Speedway both on and off the track.

Valley Supply Inc. will continue as the presenting sponsor for the seventh annual All Star Circuit of Champions Keith Kauffman Classic and the winner will again receive $10,000 to win. The event taking place on April 23rd honors Kauffman, a 24-time winner with the All Stars and the winningest driver in the history of Port Royal Speedway.

Joining the 410 Sprint Cars on the schedule for the night will be the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars racing for a $2000 winner’s share.

Also for or the 2022 race season at the Speedway, Valley Supply will be offering a $500 Hard Charger award weekly to the night’s biggest mover in 410 Sprint Car competition. This marks the third year in a row they will be offering the bonus, with this season's bonus seeing an increase of $200 per night from the previous $300 award.

The incentives don’t stop at the drivers though, as Valley Supply will continue to get the fans involved in 2022l. Each week Valley Supply will be supplying out various swag such as footballs, Frisbees, hats or shirts. Those giveaways will have numbers attached to them representing the starting positions for the night’s 410 feature event.

If the fan has the number with the driver who earns the Valley Supply Hard Charger award for that evening, they will receive $50 cash courtesy of Valley Supply. Some of the giveaways will also carry a diamond in the place of a number and if a fan has that item, they will receive $75 cash along with a free pass to a future racing event.

For 16 separate larger shows the fan with the hard charger number will receive $100, while the swag with the diamond on it will be worth $150 plus a ticket to a future event.

Valley Supply has been a family-owned business for more than 40 years and has been serving the Central PA construction business since 1980 with on time deliveries, knowledgeable employees, and competitive pricing. They provide various products via delivery for all your construction needs and their service covers 80% of Pennsylvania, Northern Maryland, Northeast West Virginia, and Southern New York. They offer a fully stocked showroom in Mechanicsburg, so stop by and visit them for your next delivery or visit them at www.valleysupply.cc

Please stay tuned to our various social media outlets and our website www.portroyalspeedway.com for potential changes or news and thank you for your continued support. The 2021 schedule in its entirety has already been released and is available for your viewing please.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY UNVEILS 2022 SCHEDULE:
76th ANNIVERSARY SEASON FEATURES DIVERSE 28-EVENT SLATE;
410 SPRINT CAR & SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES CHAMPIONS TO POCKET $5,000 BONUSES!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Building on the momentum of this year’s highly successful 75th anniversary season, Selinsgrove Speedway unveiled an energetic 2022 schedule bolstered by 28 events! Throughout the 2022 motorsports campaign, fans will have the opportunity to see 12 different divisions compete on the Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing.

Speedway officials will hold a practice day for any division on the 2022 schedule 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12.

The official season opener is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, featuring the Short Track Super Series modifieds in the Icebreaker 40 along with the 602 crate sportsman modifieds.

The 410 sprint car series kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27, with limited late models and roadrunners sharing the racing card. 410 sprint cars will compete in 12 races in 2022, including a doubleheader of winged and wingless 410 sprint cars Thursday, June 16, as part of USAC’s Eastern Storm Tour.

Other 410 sprint car races include the Ray Tilly Classic (April 24), Thursday Thunder (May 26), PA Speedweek Finale (July 3), 76th Anniversary Eve Race (July 19), Summer Championship (July 23), 42nd Jack Gunn Memorial (Aug. 27), National Open Qualifier (Sept. 4), and the Jim Nace Memorial 40th Annual National Open (Sept. 23-24).

The Lelands.com 410 sprint car series point champion will earn a hefty $5,000 bonus.

Super late models make their first of 16 appearances at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, along with the PASS 305 sprint cars in their first of 11 races in 2022. Super late models will take the spotlight in two United Late Model Series events (April 16 and Sept. 4), Ron Keister Memorial (May 14), Thursday Thunder (May 28), 24th Annual Late Model National Open (June 18), 76th Anniversary Eve Race (July 19), and Summer Championship (July 23).

Selinsgrove Ford will be the title sponsor of the super late model division with a lucrative $5,000 bonus going to the 2022 series point champion.

360 sprint cars will be in competition a total of six times, including four winged shows with the United Racing Club (April 30, Kramer Cup June 4, 22nd Annual 360 Open July 9) and Patriot Sprint Tour (Whitcomb Memorial June 11). Two wingless 360 sprint car events on May 21 and Aug. 6 will be sanctioned by the USAC East Coast series.

Among the 11 PASS 305 sprint car races at the track will be a special championship event Sept. 17. Apache Tree Service is returning as the 305 sprint car series title sponsor.

Limited late models will race in eight features next season plus the Lil’ Bob’s Dash for Cash June 18. The roadrunners will be on 15 racing programs with the annual Roadrunner 20 slated for July 23.

Also returning to the track next season will be the Mid-Atlantic modifieds and the pro stocks in the C.W. Smith Memorial June 25. Other special events include the Sand Hill Smash II demo derby May 7 and the return of the Renegade Monster Truck Tour May 28.

Season VIP booth and reserved seat renewals will be mailed after the holidays. The deadline for renewals will be Saturday, March 5, when the speedway holds Race Day at the Dealership at Selinsgrove Ford 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Additional race night promotions will be announced in the coming weeks. For the full 2022 schedule or additional information about Selinsgrove Speedway, please visit selinsgrovespeedway.com. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

 

 

32nd Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek presented by Red Robin Schedule is Set

Abbottstown, PA (December 6, 2021) – With another successful Speedweek in the books, Red Robin has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the 32nd Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek, slated to kick off at the historic Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 24, 2022.

“We could not be more pleased to partner with Red Robin again in 2022. This year we saw a great turn out from the fans and the race teams. The fan and race team support, combined with Red Robin partnership it was yet another successful Speedweek,” said Alan Kreitzer a member of the PA Sprint Speedweek association. “Red Robin continues to be a great supporter of sprint car racing and this partnership will help to advance the growing popularity and prestige of the PA Speed Week series.”

“Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group – Red Robin looks forward to continuing our partnership with sprint car racing by supporting the 32nd Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. We have been a locally owned and operated part of the central and eastern Pennsylvania communities for 28 years. Race fans have supported Red Robin, and we look forward to supporting race fans, teams and tracks during the most anticipated week in PA sprint car racing. Whether it is memories of your favorite restaurant or the first time you experienced PA Speedweek, we all fondly remember those times with family and friends. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @RedRobinRacing. Visit www.redrobinpa.com to place your online order or to see our offers,” said Chris DeFrain, VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group.

Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group – Red Robin has 21 locations in the Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Southeast and Harrisburg regions. Since 1993, Red Robin has been providing memorable guest experiences and great food.

The schedule for the 32nd annual PA Sprint Speedweek:

Friday, June 24 - Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, June 25 – Lincoln Speedway

Sunday, June 26 – BAPS Motor Speedway

Monday, June 27 – Lincoln Speedway

Tuesday, June 28 – Grandview Speedway

Wednesday, June 29 - Port Royal Speedway

Thursday, June 30 - Hagerstown Speedway

Friday, July 1 - Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, July 2 - Port Royal Speedway

Sunday, July 3 – Selinsgrove Speedway [rain date: July 4]

In the heart of the PA Posse’s home, Central PA’s marquee event, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, has a storied history of being the most anticipated week of racing for 31 years. The coveted title has been won by some of the biggest names in sprint car racing including, Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich and Lance Dewease. 2021 NASCAR Champion Kyle Larson has also inked his name in the record books as a PA Speedweek Champion. In addition to his championship Larson and fellow NASCAR star, Christopher Bell, have Speedweek wins on their resume. It truly is one of the greatest spectacles in dirt track racing and a must attend event for any race fan.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY TO SHOWCASE 12 410 SPRINT CAR RACES IN 2022!

Lelands.com Series Culminates With Two-Day 40th Anniversary National Open Sept. 23-24

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Due to popular demand from fans and teams alike, the powerful 410 sprint cars will compete in 12 races at Selinsgrove Speedway as part of the 2022 campaign, with the Lelands.com series points champion earning a $5,000 bonus!

The 410 sprint car series will kick off Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m. and will culminate with the Jim Nace Memorial 40th Anniversary National Open Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, the first time the speedway’s crown jewel race will be a two-day event in 30 years!

On Sunday, April 24, the 410 sprint cars will be featured in the annual Ray Tilley Classic in honor of the speedway’s all-time career leading sprint car feature winner.

Next on the slate will be Thursday, May 26, the first of two “Thursday Thunder” dates, followed by an open wheel doubleheader Thursday, June 16, when the winged 410 sprint cars are joined by the USAC wingless 410 sprint cars as part of the 2022 Eastern Storm Tour!

Selinsgrove will host the PA Speedweek finale for the 410 sprint cars on Sunday, July 3, with the running of the Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial. The race will carry a rain date of Monday, July 4, if needed.

Another mid-week show will be staged Tuesday, July 19, for the track’s 76th Anniversary Eve Sprint Car Spectacular. The 410 sprint cars are right back at the Snyder County oval Saturday, July 23, for the Summer Championship Night.

The 42nd Annual Jack Gunn Memorial will feature the 410 sprint cars on Saturday, Aug. 27. Over the Labor Day holiday weekend, fans can also catch the 410 sprint cars in action at the Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing Sunday, Sept. 4.

The season will come to a climactic conclusion with the Nace Memorial 40th Anniversary National Open weekend Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24. Friday night will be a preliminary race leading into Saturday’s National Open finale. This will mark the first two-day National Open format at the track since 1992, when Darren Eash of Woodbine, Md., and Don Kreitz of Sinking Spring were the weekend winners, respectively. The rain date for Saturday’s event, if needed, will be Sunday, Sept. 25.

All of the 410 sprint car series dates will also have support divisions on the racing cards.

Established in 1985, Lelands is the first sports auction house and the premier appraisers and authenticators in the sports collectible hobby. The late founder Joshua Leland Evans was a pioneer in the field and acknowledged by his peers as the most knowledgeable figure in sports memorabilia. Lelands has handled many of the largest landmark auctions and been involved in the sales of hundreds of millions of dollars of the most important sports memorabilia and cards in the world.

Selinsgrove Speedway’s 2022 Opening Day is Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. featuring the Short Track Super Series modifieds in the Icebreaker 40 plus 602 crate sportsman modifieds. A complete 2022 schedule is expected to be released this month.

For a complete schedule or additional information about the speedway, please visit

selinsgrovespeedway.com. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Set for Huge Diverse 39-Race Schedule in 2022

By-Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (Dec. 4, 2022) Port Royal Speedway is set to host a jam-packed 39-race schedule during the 2022 racing season featuring 14 different divisions throughout the year.

The Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars will be featured a total of 31 times beginning with the 80th Annual Opening Day presented by Packer's Concessions, LLC. on March 6th at 2:00pm and concluding with a $5000-to-win event on Friday, Oct. 14th as part of the Short Track Super Series event .

The FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions will again visit the Speed Palace a total of six times in the season with the $10,000-to-win Keith Kauffman Classic kicking things off for the series on April 23rd. The Bob Weikert Memorial will again take place over the Memorial Day weekend on May 28-29 and will continue to pay $10,000-to-win for the opener and $29,000 for the finale. The marquee event, the 55th Annual Tuscarora 50, will again be three days Sept. 8-10 and will feature payouts of $8000, $10,000 and a record-high of $55,000 for the finale.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will again return to the Speedway in 2022 for the two-day Nittany Classic Oct. 7-8. However, for the first time ever, the series will visit the Speedway a second time with a rare Wednesday visit on July 20th. Payouts for that event are still to be determined.

Other highlights for the division will be the 16th Annual Living Legends Dream Race with a minimum $60,000 purse and a pair of Pennsylvania Speedweek dates on Wednesday, June 29th and Saturday, July 2nd. Wednesday's event will pay $7,000-to-win while Saturday's 4th Annual Greg Hodnett Classic will pay $10,000-to-win.

The Super Late Models have 20 scheduled events for 2022 and will again feature weekly $3000-to-win events. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will visit the Speedway three times in 2022, beginning with a $10,000-to-win 40-lap event on Sunday, April 10th. The series other event, the Rumble by the River, will serve as the biggest event of the season at the track for the Super Late Models with a pair of $5000-to-win 'Twin 25's' taking place on August 26th followed by a whopping $50,000 finale on August 27th.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series returns to the Speedway as well in 2022 and they will compete for $10,000-to-win on May 21st. The ULMS Racing Series will sanction four events beginning with the season's first double header weekend on March 19-20. Both of those events will pay $3500-to-win, while the May 7th visit will pay $4000-to-win. They will conclude their season at the Speedway on Sept. 3 for the 19th Annual Butch Renninger Memorial during the 168th Annual Juniata County Fair Opener and that will pay a minimum of $6,333 for the winner and features various other contingency prizes throughout the night.

Another event to look forward to will take place on April 16th, where the division will take part in a special "Australian Pursuit" format during the night.

Returning for their fourth consecutive full season of events, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models will compete in a total of 12 events for the 2022 season. They will again be featured as part of the Butch Renninger Memorial event in September and they will make their first visit of the season on March 26th. They'll compete for $1500-to-win as part of the Lucas Oil Late Model visit in April and take part in a pair of 'Twin 20's' on June 4th.

The PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars will have nine events scheduled in 2020. They'll make their first visit on Saturday, April 9th, and will close out their season with the 11th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge event on Saturday, Oct. 22. They'll be on the card for the opening night of the Bob Weikert Memorial in May and be part of the Tuscarora 50 weekend on Thursday, Sept. 8. Another event to look forward to for the division will be on Saturday, June 11th, where they'll compete in a pair of 'Twin 20' feature events.

A multitude of other open wheel divisions will join in on the fun for the 2022 season and arguably there will be no bigger event then the June 18th annual visit of the USAC Eastern Storm. Joining the wingless sprint cars racing for $6000 will be the USAC Silver Crown Series racing for $8000 and the 410 Winged Sprint Cars competing for $5000. The event, dubbed the USAC Eastern Blast, will be a must see event at the Speed Palace.

The United Racing Club 360 Winged Sprint Cars will make two visits to the Speedway in 2022 (April 9 and June 29) for a pair of $2000-to-win events and the USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars will also be on hand twice (April 23 and August 20) racing for $2000 as well.

The Path Valley Wingless Sportsman will return to the track in 2022 with three total visits. They'll be part of the Bob Weikert Memorial finale in May and the July 20 World of Outlaws visit before concluding their season at the Speed Palace as part of the 71st Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic on Monday, Sept. 5. As tradition, this event will again be our Fan Appreciation Night with $5 Infield Admission and $12 Grandstand General Admission.

The Short Track Super Series Modifieds will again make four visits to the track in 2022 and their first visit will come on Sunday, March 20th racing for $5000. For the third consecutive season they will return for the Speed Showcase Oct. 13-15 with the finale paying $50,000-to-win. The 602 Crate Modifieds will be on the card for that event on Friday and Saturday as well.

The Mid Atlantic Modifieds will be at the Speedway twice as part of the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Rumble by the River event in August, while the 4-cylinders will make two visits as well as part of the Labor Day Classic in September and the Saturday, October 22 finale.

Finally, for the second consecutive season the American Flat Track Motorcycles will return to the Speed Palace on Saturday, July 16th.

The Speedway will be dark for four weekends during the season. The first off weekend will be May 14th, followed by June 25th, July 23rd and August 13th.Prior to opening day on March 5th, there will be a test and tune session for all drivers who will compete at the track in 2022. The session will run form 1-4pm and grandstand admission will be free for fans wanting to visit the track early.

Ticket information, sponsor promotions and other information will be released closer to the season start and you can find those updates on our various social media outlets and website.

We look forward to seeing you in 2022 and thank you for your continued attendance and enthusiasm!
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2022 Full Schedule
Sat, Mar 5 - Test & Tune Open to any division on schedule 1 - 4 pm

Sun, Mar 6 - "Opening Day" - 410 Sprints $5,000 & Late Models $3,000 Presented by Packer's Concession 2 pm

Sat, Mar 12 - 410 Sprints $4,000 & Late Models $3,000 (Make-up for March 6) 4 pm

Sat, Mar 19 - 410 Sprints $4,000 & ULMS Late Models $3,500 & Limited Late Models $1,200 4 pm

Sun, Mar 20 - Short Track Super Series Modifieds $5,000 & ULMS Late Models $3,500 4 pm

Sat, Mar 26 - 410 Sprints & Late Models & Limited Late Models (Make-up for March 19) 4 pm

Sat, Apr 2 - 410 Sprints & Late Models & Limited Late Models 6 pm

Sat, Apr 9 - 410 Sprints $4,000 & URC Sprints $2,000 & PASS 305 Sprints 6 pm

Sun, Apr 10 -" Lucas Oil Late Model Series", "River Valley 40" $10,000 & Limited Late Models $1,500 6 pm

Sat, Apr 16 - 410 Sprints & Late Models with "Australian Pursuit" & Limited Late Models 6 pm

Sat, Apr 23 - "7th Annual Keith Kauffman Classic" - All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars $10,000 & USAC East Coast Sprint cars $2,000 6 pm

Sat, Apr 30 - 410 Sprints & Late Models & PASS 305 Sprints 6 pm

Sat, May 7 - 410 Sprints $4,000 & ULMS Late Models $4,000 & Limited Late Models $1,500 7 pm

Sat, May 14 - NO RACING

Sat, May 21 - "World of Outlaw Late Models" $10,000 & 410 Sprints $5,000 7 pm

Sat, May 28 - "Bob Weikert Memorial Weekend" "Fallen Heroes Championships"- All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars $10,000 & PASS 305 Sprints 7 pm

Sun, May 29 - "Bob Weikert Memorial Weekend" - All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars $29,000 & Wingless Sportsman 7 pm

Mon, May 30 - RAIN DATE FOR SUNDAY MAY 29TH ONLY, Start time 6 pm

Sat, June 4 - 410 Sprints & Late Models & Limited Late Models (Twin 20's) 7 pm

Sat, June 11 - 410 Sprints & limited Late Models & PASS 305 Sprints (Twin 20's) 7 pm

Sat, June 18 - "USAC Eastern BLAST"- "USAC NATIONAL SPRINTS" $6,000 & "USAC SILVER CROWN SPRINTS" $8,000 & "410 SPRINTS" $5,000 7PM

Sat, June 25 - NO RACING

Wed, June 29 - "32 Annual PA Speedweek" 410 Sprints $7,000 & URC Sprints $2,000 7:30 pm

Sat, July 2 - "4th Annual Greg Hodnett Classic" 410 Sprints $10,000 & Late Models $3,000 7:30 pm

Sat, July 9 - 410 Sprints & Late Models & Limited Late Models on "Kids Night" with Bicycle and Power Wheel Races (Helmets required) 7 pm

Sat, July 16 - "AMA FLAT TRACK MOTORCYCLES", start time TBA (Rain date July 17)

Wed, July 20 - "World of Outlaw Sprints" & Wingless Sportsman 7 pm

Sat, July 23 - NO RACING

Sat, July 30 - "16th Annual Living Legends Dream Race" 410 Sprints (Minium $60,000 purse format TBD) & Late Models $3,000 7 pm

Sat, Aug 6 - 410 Sprints & Late Models & PASS 305 Sprints 7 pm

Sat, Aug 13 - NO RACING

Sat, Aug 20 - 410 Sprints $5,000 & USAC East Coast Sprint Cars $2,000 & PASS 305 Sprints 7 pm

Fri, Aug 26 - "Lucas Oil Late Model Series" Twin 25's $5,000 each "Rumble by the River" & Mid Atlantic Modifieds 7 pm

Sat, Aug 27 - "Lucas Oil Late Model Series" $50,000 "Rumble by the River" & Mid Atlantic Modifieds 6 pm

Sun, Aug 28 - Rain date for Aug 27 only 6 pm

Sat, Sept 3 - "168th Annual Juniata County Fair Opener" - "19th annual Butch Renninger Memorial" ULMS Late Models $6,333 (Minium) & 410 Sprints & Limited Late Models 6 pm

Mon, Sept 5 - "71st Foss Jewelers Labor day Classic" 410 Sprints $5,000 & Wingless Sportsman & FWD 4-Cylinder "Fan Appreciation Day" - $5 Infield Admission and $12 Grandstand General Admission 1 pm

Thu, Sept 8 - "All Star Circuit of Champions" 410 Sprints $8,000 & PASS 305 Sprints 7 pm

Fri, Sept 9 - "All Star Circuit of Champions" 410 Sprints $10,000 & Late Models 7 pm

Sat, Sept 10 - "55 Annual Tuscarora 50" 410 Sprints $55,000 & Non-Qualifiers race 6 pm

Sun, Sept 11 - Tuscarora 50 rain date (Saturday event only) - 5 pm

Fri, Oct 7 - "World Of Outlaws Sprint Car Series" $10,000 & Limited Late Models (Top 24 in Points) 7 pm

Sat, Oct 8 - "World Of Outlaw Sprint car Series" $15,000 & PASS 305 Sprints (Top 24 in points) 5 pm

Sun, Oct 9 - Rain Date only if we do not get either prior day in.

Thu, Oct 13 - "Short track Super Series" Modifieds $5,000 7 pm

Fri, Oct 14 - 410 Sprints $5,000 & "Short Track Super Series" Modifieds & 602 Crate Modifieds Qualifying Night 7 pm

Sat, Oct 15 - "Short Track Super Series" "Speed Showcase - $50,000, 602 Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks 5 pm

Sun, Oct 16 - Rain date for Speed Showcase

Sat, Oct 22 - "11th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge" 305 Sprints & Limited Late Models &, & FWD 4- Cylinders 2 pm

 

 

2022 Williams Grove Season Launches March 13

Season features return of USAC 410s, honors for Wolfe & Harz, World of Outlaws, All Stars, and inaugural Bill Gallagher 5G To Win for USAC East 360s

11/19/21

Mechanicsburg – The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will again be featured in a total of 31 events coming up at Williams Grove Speedway during the 2022 racing season.

The 2022 season opener is set for Sunday afternoon, March 13 at 2 pm, offering both the 410 sprints and the first-ever appearance at the track by the wingless super sportsman.

Returning in 2022 will also be several special “sprints only” programs as has become customary the last few seasons.

The first comes up on Friday, April 22 when the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints compete in the Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic paying $6,000 to win.

The All Stars will return for the special $10,000 to win Randy Wolfe Tribute Night on May 27, again racing as the sole division on the card.

The $15,000 to win RHI Magnesita Mitch Smith Memorial as part of PA Speedweek will also showcase only the sprint cars on July 1.

And the All Stars will vie as the sole attraction in the Union Quarries Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s on August 26.

The World of Outlaws sprint cars will return to Williams Grove Speedway for a total of six events including two-day May and July stands along with the two-day, 60th annual Diamond Anniversary National Open on September 30 and October 1.

Upping the ante this year for all Friday outlaws shows at Williams Grove, each Friday WoO main event will now pay $1,000 just to start.

The October 1 National Open will again pay $75,000 to the winner while also crowning the 2022 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car track champion.

Champion Racing Oil returns to sponsor the entire National Open weekend in 2022 as well as the Summer Nationals on July 22 and 23.

H & N Landscaping will present the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars in the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove on May 13 and 14.

Saturday’s Morgan Cup will now pay $12,000 to the winner plus another $5,000 for claiming the cup itself, upping the total winner’s take on the night to a hefty $17,000!

A total of four appearances will be put in by the All Stars at Williams Grove in 2022 as the Dirt Classic Qualifier again carries an All Stars sanction on September 16.

The USAC Amsoil Nationial 410 Sprint Cars will come back to the track for the first time since 2018 as part of the 2022 Eastern Storm series.

June 17 will find the mighty wingless USAC 410s racing along with the regular weekly Williams Grove 410 sprint cars.

A total of four USAC shows is on the 2022 racing agenda at Williams Grove with the wingless USAC East 360 sprints slated for April 15, June 3 and July 8.

The April 15 wingless 360 show will be part of the “Spring Sprint Special” that will also feature the 410 sprints and the PASS IMCA 305 sprint cars.

And on June 3, a new event to the track for the USAC East 360s, the Bill Gallagher 5G To Win, will honor late URC and USAC East No. 5G car owner Bill Gallagher of King of Prussia with a 5K to win event.

The ULMS Super Late Model Series will make customary early season stops on March 18 and 25.

And the World of Outlaws Late Models will again visit the track on August 19.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will be featured on 11 occasions at the track again in 2022 with the division kicking off action on April 8.

One of the 2022 races for the 358s will be a URC 360/358 sprint challenge race on April 29.

Also returning for another run in 2022 will be the Yellow Breeches 500 races, with each of four races paying $500 just to start.

And the Hoosier Diamond Series for 410 sprints returns for another season in 2022.

The Diamond Series will again help honor a pair of Williams Grove icons in 2022 as both driver Randy Wolfe and noted car owner Joe Harz take center stage to accept laurels on May 27 and September 2, respectively.

The Pennsylvania Speedweek Series will visit Williams Grove Speedway for a pair of shows, on June 24 for the series opener and on July 1 for the Mitch Smith Memorial.

Kids Easter Night, and Fan Appreciation Night with free pre-race front pit access for general admission fans, will again be on the itinerary in 2022 as presented by Hoseheads.com and Martins Potato Chips.

View the entire 2022 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events and keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2022 OPENING MONTH SLATE;

MODIFIED ICEBREAKER OPENER MARCH 19; 410 SPRINTS MARCH 25

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Following the successful celebration of Selinsgrove Speedway’s 75th anniversary in 2021, the management team of the historic Snyder County half-mile oval is gearing up for another blockbuster season in 2022!

The 76th Anniversary Season will kick off at Selinsgrove Ford with Race Day at the Dealership Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., when fans can stop by the dealership to renew season reserved seats and VIP booths and pick up printed 2022 schedules. There will also be a race car display as well as the unveiling of the 2022 edition F-150 pace truck.

The track will hold a Practice Day 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, for any division on the 2022 schedule.

Selinsgrove Speedway’s official season opener will feature the modifieds in the annual Icebreaker at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, along with the crate 602 sportsman modifieds. In last year’s race, Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., bested the 50-car modified field for the $5,000 win, while Grant Hilfiger of Canadensis scored the sportsman modified victory.

On Sunday, March 27, the 410 sprint cars will make their season debut at 2 p.m. Support divisions for March 25 will be announced soon.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile kart track located inside of Selinsgrove’s half-mile track, will host its 21st annual opener for karts at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 13.

For additional information, race status, and a complete schedule when it’s released, please visit selinsgrovespeedway.com. The speedway office can be reached by calling 570.374.2266.

 

 

Justin Clark Scores Keystone RaceSaver Challenge Win While Dillan Stake Earns Limited Late Model Win

Devin Hart and Dave Grube Wrap Up Championship Seasons as Well

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (October 24, 2021) – Justin Clark capitalized on a pole position starting spot to capture the 10th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for the Penns Valley MeatMarket 305 Sprint Cars.

The 30-lap feature was Clark's first career victory at the Speedway and wrapped up the 2021 season for the division.

"I've been trying for four years to get a win at this place and I finally got it done," said Clark. "I can finally say I'm a winner at Port Royal and this is just awesome."

Clark and Buddy Schweibinz led the field of 25 cars to the green flag and it was Clark getting the early jump to lead lap one. Fifth-place starter Derek Hauck advanced one position and was in fourth as well.

Third-place starter Mike Melair got by Schweibinz for second on the backstretch the following lap, but a caution for debris negated the pass before a lap could be completed.

Clark again jumped out to a hefty advantage after the return to green and it was Hauck again on the move as he moved into the third position. One lap later he got by Schweibinz for the runner-up spot, while 16th-place starter Dave Grube had already advanced to eighth by the completion of lap three.

Grube entered the night holding a narrow five-point advantage in the point standing over 21st-place starter Garrett Bard and by lap ten Grube was battling inside the top five, while Bard was battling just outside the top ten.

Meanwhile upfront, Clark was burried in heavy lapped traffic, but he held a significant advantage over second-place Hauck.

Bard got by Austin Reed for the 10th position with 15 laps to go, while Hauck was closing fast on Clark in lapped traffic. With 14 laps remaining he was 1.319 seconds back and one lap later he cut the distance to close to half a second.

Hauck was running the high side, while Clark was running closer to the bottom of the speedway and the two raced a couple car length's apart over the next six laps. The caution then flew for a slowing car in turn's one and two to bunch the field back together. Grube was sitting in fourth at the yellow, while Bard was running in tenth.

Hauck threw a slider at Clark for the lead in turn's one and two, but Clark powered back around the top to take the top spot back. He tried again in turn's three and four, but Clark again proved to good and led the lap.

Meanwhile, behind the leaders it was mayhem. Drivers from fourth to tenth were shuffling positions left and right and with six laps remaining, only two positions separated Grube and Bard with the championship on the line.

Clark was on easy street with two laps to go, while 17th-place starter Kassidy Kreitz had moved into the fifth position.

With clean air ahead of him, Clark cruised home to the victory by a margin of 1.842 seconds over Hauck, Kevin Nagy, Schweibinz and Kreitz. Mike Melair, Grube, Doug Dodson, Bard and Jake Waters rounded out the top ten.

"It's been an amazing year and when I got to lapped traffic I didn't know how much room I had from second," said Hauck. "I needed that caution there to get clean air, but I've got to thank all my guys and my family for getting me to this point."

For Hauck, he believed he had a car capable of winning but needed more green flag laps.

"If I'm going to take second to anybody, I guess he's the guy to do it to," said Hauck. "If it would have stayed green I think we had something for him, but we'll taker a second and start looking at next year."

With Grube's sixth-place finish, he was able to lock up the 2021 Port Royal Speedway Penns Valley Meat Market championship by a margin of 15 points over Bard.

"I needed to just go out and do what I needed to do and keep the car in one piece," said Grube. 'This is the toughest part of the country to race in, so to win the championship is an accomplishment and I'm just really happy for my guys."

Nick Sweigart picked up the Founders Cup non qualifier race victory from the front row. Domenic Melair, Kenny Heffner, Mike Alleman and Roger Irvine rounded out the top five.

Branston Shue, Ryan Lynn, Dylan Smith, Nathan Gramley and Dustin Young completed the top ten.

305 Feature Results- 1. Justin Clark 2. Derek Hauck 3. Kevin Nagy 4. Buddy Scheibinz 5. Kassidy Kreitz 6. Mike Melair 7. Dave Grube 8. Doug Dodson 9. Garrett Bard 10. Jake Waters 11. Austin Reed 12. Dave Brown 13. Tim Tanner Jr. 14. Will Brunson 15. Drew Young 16. Fred Arnold 17. Erin Statler 18. Rod Hennig 19. Kristina Pratt 20. Robbie Bartchy 21. Jeff Geiges 22. Eddie Wagner 23. Jason Roush 24. Steve Kenawell Jr. 25. Scott Frack 26. Cale Reigle

Founders Cup Results- 1. Nick Sweigart 2. Domeic Melair 3. Kenny Heffner 4. Mike Alleman 5. Roger Irvine 6. Branston Shue 7. Ryan Lynn 8. Dylan Smith 9. Nathan Gramley 10. Dustin Young 11. Jarrett Cavalet 12. Andrew Boyer 13. Rick Stief 14. Zach Rhodes 15. Kruz Kepner 16. DJ Cassler 17. Rowdy Heffner 18. Cody Hackenberry 19. Austin Greenland 20. Todd Lynn 21. Dave Wickham 22. Croix Beasom 23. Logan Spahr 24.Owen Dimm 25. Cory Curnell

Dylan Stake scored his second Port Royal Speedway victory of the season in the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model division, while Devin Hart picked up the series championship title as well.

Stake's victory was worth $15000 and came from the inside second row starting position.

Todd Snook and Shawn Shoemaker led the field of 20 Limited Late Models to the green flag for the 25-lap feature and it was Shoemaker getting the early jump off the outside of turn's three and four.

Hart, who simply needed to take the green flag to lock up the championship, went from sixth to fourth on the opening lap as well.

Stake used the bottom of turn's one and two on lap three to move into the runner-up position and he quickly started cutting into Shoemaker's lead. Within three laps, he was all over Shoemakers for the lead and he slipped by for the top spot on lap seven.

A caution for a slowing Curt Dunn regrouped the field with 16 laps to go, but Stake was too good up front. He again blasted out to the lead, while Hart quietly moved into the third position as well.

Andrew Yoder came to a stop on the track with a flat tire to bring out the second caution of the event and that wiped out more than a two second advantage for Stake over Shoemaker with 15 laps remaining.

Shoemaker tried the top entering turn one on the restart, but Stake continued to prove too good up front as he again jumped to a hefty advantage. The move opened the door for Hart to challenge for the runner-up spot, but Shoemaker was able to regain the spot on the backstretch.

One more caution flew for a stopped Chad Smith, but Stake proved dominant up front following the restart to pull away with ease. He'd go on to take the checkered flag by a margin of 3.136 seconds over Shoemaker, Hart, Snook and Casey Steinhoff.

Matt Parks, Dale Murphy, Kenny Yoder, Jared Fulkroad and Kyle Bachmn rounded out the top ten.

"I almost got beat earlier in a 25 lapper here earlier and we made sure that didn't happen again," said Stake. "I can' t do this alone and this is quite a good way to end the year on."

For Shoemaker, he felt he had a car capable of winning, but he made a bad choice on what tires to use.

"We put something different on there and we just chose wrong," said Shoemaker. "But honestly he was just better than us all around."

While Hart came home third, it was the joy of grabbing a championship after a grueling season that had him grinning ear to ear on the frontstretch.

"We had a really good year, but we kind of fell off a bit at the end of the year," said Hart. "I haven't been a round a whole lot during the week due to work, but my guys keep working hard and give me a car capable of running up front every week. I'm just so thankful for everyone involved with this deal and I'm happy to give them a championship for their efforts."

Limited Late Model Results- 1. Dillan Stake 2. Shawn Shoemaker 3. Devin Hart 4. Todd Snook 5. Casey Steinhoff 6. Matt Parks 7. Dale Murphy 8. KennyYoder 9. Jared Fulkroad 10. Kyle Bachman 11. Chase Bowsman 12. Curt Dunn 13. Randy Shaeffer 14. Zach Fedorchik 15. Andrew Yoder 16. Chris Leitzel 17. Chad Smith 18. Greg Brouse 19. Drew Weisser 20. Shaun Lawton

Adam Campbell won the 4-cylinder feature event after starting form the fourth position. The win was worth $1200 and came by 1.224 seconds over Eric Boozel, A.J Hoffner, Matt Worley and Matt Chronister.

Justin Oberlin, Shawn Stahl, Larry Bechler Jr., Ricky Weaver Jr.and Bill Hassenplug rounded out the top ten.

4 Cylinder Results- 1. Adam Campbell 2. Eric Boozel 3. AJ Hoffner 4. Matt Worley 5. Matt Chronister 6. Justin Oberlin 7. Shawn Stahl 8. Larry Bechler Jr. 9. Ricky Weaver Jr. 10. Bill Hassenplug 11. Clint Heimbaugh 12. Andrew Moist 13. Jeff Foster 14. Tim Campbell 15. Brandon Hoffner 16. Kolten Wagner 17. Lonnie Hobday 18. John Diehl 19. Tyler Stahl

 

 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

FREDDIE RAHMER & STEVE OWINGS CROWNED 2021 TRACK CHAMPIONS; Matt Campbell Wins a Thriller; Steve Owings Goes Back to Back to Claim Title

Saturday, February 26, 2022 (2:00 p.m.) ICE BREAKER 30

Abbottstown, PA (October 16, 2021) – Freddie Rahmer locked up the 2021 410 Sprint Car Championship prior to Saturday’s Night of Champions event. The final win of the season was still up for grabs though and four of the top five in the feature line-up were looking for their first Lincoln win of the season.

Matt Campbell lined up third and was up to second on the first lap, “The beginning that was pretty good racing. I was right there with Billy.”

Campbell stuck with Billy Dietrich early in the race, “I figured I had 30 laps just stay with him and wait until we get to the traffic and then be able to move around.”

Dietrich and Campbell caught the tail end of the field on lap 7 when a car spun ahead of them in turns 3 and 4, collecting Dietrich, “We got up to them cars and I went to go follow him in the top figuring we were going to start passing lapped traffic. I don’t what deal happened there but we barely made it through ourselves.”

Campbell inherited the lead and looked like he would be unchallenged for his first win of the season at Lincoln as the laps wound down. A late race caution changed that. Campbell had to hold off Devon Borden in a one lap shootout, “That was definitely exciting. I was kind of sitting there under yellow and looking at the board and trying to think where I want to run on the last lap. I may have done something a little different there if I could go back again but still it worked out the way we wanted it to. Yeah, that was fun.”

After a 2 hour 45 minute rain delay to start the night, the field lined up for the final 30-lap feature of the 2021 season.

Billy Dietrich took the lead when the green flag dropped with Matt Campbell getting by Austin Bishop to move up to second. Lucas Wolfe, Jordan Givler and Aaron Bollinger battled for fourth.

Campbell was using a good run off the bottom of turns 2 and 4 to close in on Dietrich.

The top two, Dietrich and Campbell, were battling for the lead when they caught the tail end of the field on lap 7. Just as lapped traffic was coming into play, Tim Glatfelter spun in turns 3 and 4. In an effort to avoid the spinning car Dietrich got into the back of a lapped car, causing his car to flip and catch on fire.

Campbell inherited the lead and led Bishop, Givler, Wolfe and Devon Borden on the restart.

Campbell pulled a wheelie on the restart but held the lead. Chad Trout go by both Borden and Wolfe coming out of turn 2. Borden got back by Trout at the line, but Trout held on to fifth.

Bishop and Givler battled for second with Givler using the bottom of the track and Bishop running the top. The two were wheel to wheel at the line on lap 10 with Bishop holding on to second.

Givler got by Bishop and took second on lap 11.

Bollinger was challenging Trout for fifth on the outside and got into the top five on lap 13.

Bollinger made quick work of reeling in Borden to challenge for fourth.

Campbell found himself in lapped traffic on lap 15. Anthony Macri was working on Bollinger to try and make his way into the top five.

Borden got by Bishop for third and Macri got under Bollinger for fifth with 10 laps to go.

Borden passed Givler for second on lap 22.

Bollinger, Freddie Rahmer and Chase Dietz raced three wide for sixth behind Bishop. Dietz worked his way into the top five as he got by Bishop.

Borden was closing in on Campbell in lapped traffic when the yellow came out on lap 29 for Bishop, who had fallen off the pace and came to a stop on the back stretch.

Campbell, Borden, Macri, Dietz and Givler lined up for the one lap shootout.

Campbell had a good start and went to the top of turn 1. Borden went low and slid Campbell for the lead in turn 2. The two raced side by side down the back stretch and into turn 3. Campbell came out of turn 4 with the slight advantage and the two drag raced to the checkered flag.

Campbell got to the line .156 seconds ahead of Borden to claim his first win of the season at Lincoln. Macri finished third and Dietz was fourth. Givler completed the top five.

Heat race wins went to Matt Campbell, Billy Dietrich, Bradley Howard and Austin Bishop.

Steve Owings Goes Back to Back to Claim Title

After waiting over two years after his second win at Lincoln to score his third career victory at the track last week, Steve Owings made quick work of getting his fourth win at the track with his win on Saturday night. Not only was it Owing’s fourth win at the track, the victory secured his first Lincoln 358 Sprint Car Championship.

Owings had to work his way to the front of the field from his ninth starting spot, “I was a little worried there starting 9th. We made a couple of laps and we were really good on the bottom which I’m normally not, the track’s got a lot of moisture and that played in our favor for sure. It takes a group effort to get where we are.”

Going into Saturday night’s race, there were three drivers vying for the track championship, Owings, Jeff Rohrbaugh and Cody Fletcher, “It would have been nice to see if Jeff ran all of the races, I didn’t know he didn’t run them all. If Cody didn’t have his mishap we probably wouldn’t be here. You got to be fast but you have to have some luck too.”

“We had a really good year,” Owings reflected on his year in victory lane, “We’re a couple short on what I thought we were going to win truthfully. We came out of the box a little slow.” Despite a slow start Owings and his team put together a solid year, “It turned on in the end.”

Dylan Orwig and Cody Fletcher shared the front row of the 20-lap feature.

Orwig led the field into turn 1. Travis Scott and Jeff Rohrbaugh got by Fletcher and were running second and third. Zane Rudisill got by Fletcher to move into fourth and was up to third as he passed Rohrbaugh on lap 2. Rudisill fell back to fifth on lap three as Rohrbaugh and Owings passed him. Lap four saw Rudisill back up to third and Travis Scott take the lead.

Orwig, Rohrbaugh and Owings battled for third behind Scott and Rudisill.

The yellow flag waved on lap 5 when Zach Allman was sitting backwards in turn 4.

Scott led Rudisill, Orwig, Rohrbaugh and Owings to the cone for the single file restart. Fletcher got under Owings on the restart to move into fifth. Fletcher made quick work of Rohrbaugh and took fourth coming out of turn 2.

Despite front wing damage, Rudisill was hunting down Scott to challenge him for the lead.

Fletcher made his way into third on lap 10.

Rudisill got too high in turn 2 and rode the wall eventually coming to a stop bringing out the caution on lap 11.

The top five for the restart were Scott, Fletcher, Owings, Orwig and Rohrbaugh. Owings got under Fletcher for second as they drove into turn 3. Kody Hartlaub got by Rohrbaugh for fourth.

Owings took the lead coming out of turn 4 at the line on lap 15. Scott reclaimed the lead on the next lap.

One final lead change came when Owings reclaimed the lead coming out of turn 2 with two laps to go.

Owings crossed the line .716 seconds ahead of Scott. Fletcher finished third and Hartlaub was fourth. Rohrbaugh completed the top five.

Heat race wins went to three championship contenders, Steve Owings, Cody Fletcher and Jeff Rohrbaugh.

Lincoln Speedway is back in action on February 26, 2022 with the Ice Breaker 30. Racing starts at 2:00PM with pit gates opening at 11:30AM and grandstand gates opening at 12PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, October 16, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprint Cars

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 21-Matt Campbell ($4,000); 2. 27-Devon Borden; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 39-Chase Dietz; 5. 90-Jordan Givler; 6. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 1X-Chad Trout; 9. 99m-Kyle Moody; 10. 87-Alan Krimes; 11. 5w-Lucas Wolfe; 12. 59-Jim Siegel; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 14. 19m-Landon Myers; 15. 75-Tyler Ross; 16. 33-Riley Emig; 17. 44- Dylan Norris; 18. 7-Trey Hivner; 19. 11A-Austin Bishop (DNF); 20. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 21. 12-Brent Shearer (DNF); 22. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 23. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 24. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Billy Dietrich (1-7) & Matt Campbell (8-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Matt Campbell; 2. 39m-Anthony Macri; 3. 1x-Chad Trout; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 7. 33-Riley Emig (DNF); 8. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 90-Jordan Givler; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 75-Tyler Ross; 7. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 8. 77K-Steven Kisamore (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 49H-Bradley Howard; 2. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 3. 27-Devon Borden; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 19m-Landon Myers; 6. 12-Brent Shearer; 7. 11P-Greg Plank; 8. 9-Gordon Senft III

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 11A-Austin Bishop; 2. 5w-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 39-Chase Dietz; 4. 99m-Kyle Moody; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 5-John Walp

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 75-Tyler Ross; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 33-Riley Emig; 4. 12-Brent Shearer; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 11p-Greg Plank; 7. 5-John Walp; 8. 77k-Steven Kisamore; 9. 70-Sam Schlosberg (DNF); 10. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 11. 9s-Gordon Senft III

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars

358 Feature (20 laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings ($1,100); 2. 5-Travis Scott; 3. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 4. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 5. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 84M-Chad Criswell; 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 8. 38-Brett Strickler 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 6-Tim McClelland; 11. 99-Zachary Cool; 12. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 13. 12-Mike Bittinger; 14. 23-Justin Foster; 15. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 16. 59-Steve Wilbur; 17. 19-Ashley Cappetta; 18. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 19. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 20. 5a-Zachary Allman; 21. 54-Brett Wanner (DNF); 22. 45r-Brett Rose; 23. 75-Nash Ely (DNF); 24. 4-Zane Rudisill (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Dylan Orwig (1-3), Travis Scott (5-14 & 16-18) & Steve Owings (15 & 19-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 6-Tim McClelland; 3. 4-Zane Rudisill; 4. 84m-Chad Criswell; 5. 75-Nash Ely; 6. 38-Brett Strickler; 7. 59-Steve Wilbur; 8. 14K-Hannah Riser; 9. 19-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 10. 55-Tony Hippensteel (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 2. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 3. 5-Travis Scott; 4. 5a-Zachary Allman; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 7. 45r-Brett Rose; 8. 21-CJ Tracy (DNF); 9. 38s-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 54-Brett Wanner; 4. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 5. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 6. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 7. 23-Justin Foster; 8. 99-Zachary Cool; 9. 34-Mark VanVorst; 10. 96-Billy Heltzel Jr.

358 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 23-Justin Foster; 2. 59-Steve Wilbur; 3. 99-Zachary Cool; 4. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 5. 19-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 45r-Brett Rose; 7. 14K-Hannah Riser; 8. 34-Mark VanVorst; 9. 96-Billy Heltzel Jr; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNS)

 

 

Lance Dewease Finalizes 2021 Williams Grove Track Title In National Open Run

69K Kreitz/Brown team “cleans up” laurels at oval, Other speedway awards announced

10/3/21

Mechanicsburg – Veteran Lance Dewease of Fayetteville finalized his 2021Lawrence Chevrolet track championship run at Williams Grove Speedway with a seventh place finish in the prestigious 59th annual National Open for 410 sprint cars on October 2.

At the wheel of the Don Kreitz-owned No. 69K, the 56-year old is now a seven-time Lawrence Chevrolet track titlist in the 410 sprint car division.

Dewease put together a very impressive record during his 2021 Williams Grove campaign, competing in 20 main events while pulling off 15 podium finishes.

All told, Dewease scored four wins, seven seconds, four thirds, a pair of fifths, a pair of sixths and one seventh place finish during the season at Williams Grove.

A highlight early in the season for Dewease was when he snagged his first checkers of the year at the track, giving him an even 100 victories at Williams Grove Speedway on an all-time career win list that he already sat perched atop

Additional wins came on June 18, June 25 and July 2.

The win on June 25 occurred in the Pennsylvania Speedweek opener that also served as a tribute to his famed mechanic, 87-year old Davey Brown Sr.

Dewease scored $6,000 in the Davey Brown Tribute Race.

One week later he took his mount to another victory in the famed Mitch Smith Memorial, worth $15,000.

It was his unprecedented sixth career checkers in the Smith Memorial and at that point in the season it was Dewease’s third win in a row at Williams Grove and his fourth in the last five races contested there.

The Lawrence Chevrolet track title was the first for the Franklin County driver since last accomplishing the feat back in 2011 while wheeling for Donnie Owens in the No. 30C.

Other Lawrence Chevrolet track crowns came for owner Al Hamilton, No. 77, in 2002 and 2003; for Joe Harz, No. 88H, in 2001; and for Walter Dyer in the No. 461 in 1994 and in 1996.

Dewease was also crowned the 2021 Hoosier Diamond Series champion at Williams Grove Speedway, taking his fourth career title in the series.

Previous Diamond Series titles came in 2002, 2011 and in 2018.

Overall, Dewease now owns 31 track or series titles during his career since starting in sprint cars in 1985.

He was also voted the recipient of the 2021 Sportsmanship Award at Williams Grove.

The Lawrence Chevrolet Williams Grove track crown is the 10th of Davey Brown’s career as a mechanic and the fifth for Don Kreitz Jr. as a car owner although the first four were as an owner/driver from 1990 – 1993.

Brown received the 2021 Mechanic of the Year Award, named in his honor earlier this season.

Car owner Kreitz has now scored four Diamond Series titles including two as a driver/owner and two with Dewease at the wheel.

Additional Williams Grove 2021 season awards were recently handed out to drivers Devin Borden and Chase Dietz.

Borden was named Rookie of the Year as the pilot of Mike Heffner’s No. 27 after claiming a first career win at the track.

Dietz, pilot of John Trone’s No. 39, was voted Most Improved Driver.

Freddie Rahmer, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich and TJ Stutts finished behind Lance Dewease as the balance of the top five in Williams Grove Speedway points.

Division and title sponsor Lawrence Chevrolet is located at 6445 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg.

Lawrence Chevrolet recently announced its return for the 2022 racing season at Williams Grove as the 410 sprint car title sponsor.

Celebrating its 41st year, visit the dealership’s website at www.lawrencechevy.com and learn about its inventory of new and used cars and trucks.

 

 

Spencer Bayston Proves to Be a Contender with World of Outlaws Triumph at Port Royal

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (October 10, 2021) – Spencer Bayston has high ambitions as a Sprint Car driver. He took his plans to the next step a few weeks ago when he shocked the racing world and joined up with CJB Motorsports to announce an all out assault on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for 2022.

In preparation for the full slate of racing planned, Bayston and the team got things started early with a handful of races to finish out the 2021 season. If Saturday night's triumph is of any premonition, Bayston is plenty ready for the challenge as a rookie on the tour.

Bayston led flag-to-flag for 30 laps an held off David Gravel and Donny Schatz to score his second career Outlaw feature win and first career Port Royal Speedway victory during the $15,000 to-win Nittany Showdown finale Saturday night.

"We're hungry for next year and hopefully tonight is the start of something new," said Bayston. "I'm looking forward to the rest of the year, but especially I'm looking forward to next year."

Bayston and Jacob Allen led the field of 27 cars to the green flag and it was Allen getting the jump off the high side of the speedway entering turn's one and two. However, Bayston came back hot with a head of steam entering turn three and slid under Allen to take the top spot back and lead lap one.

Preliminary night winner, Kerry Madsen, started sixth and was on the move early as well as he slid into the third position at the completion of the opening lap.

Bayston opened up a significant lead over the first five laps and one lap later he hit the tail end of the field and was buried in heavy lapped traffic. Two laps later Gravel, who started eighth, moved into the top five and with nine laps completed the field was slowed as a result of Kraig Kinser slowing on the frontstretch. Kinser was running eighth at the moment and would not return to action.

Bayston again pulled away on the restart with Allen and Brent Marks in tow. Meanwhile, 13th-place starter Lance Dewease was starting to make moves as he slid into the eighth position with 17 laps to go.

The leaders again hit lapped traffic just past the halfway mark of the race and the traffic allowed Madsen to get back by Marks for a podium spot with 10 laps remaining. Gravel got by Marks for the fourth position on the same lap and one lap later he slingshot under Madsen down the backstretch to move into a podium position.

With three laps remaining Gravel dispatched of Allen for the runner-up position, but Bayston had checked out to a large advantage and was running away with the race. Schatz, who started 12th, also got by Allen for the third position coming to the two-to-go sign but neither he or Gravel had anything for Bayston.

The soon-to-be Outlaw rookie cruised home to the victory by a margin of 4.750 seconds over Gravel, Schatz, Madsen and Allen. Dewease, Logan Schuchart, Marks, Logan Wagner and Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top ten. Schatz also earned the Valley Supply Hard Charger Award, while Dewease earned an additional $250 bonus as the highest finishing Pennsylvania driver.

"My guys did a flawless job all night and they've been working hard and actually changing a lot of stuff to get me ready," said Bayston. "We're molding this team back into the successful shape it deserves to be in."

For Gravel, while he didn't win, it was an opportunity to continue to cut into the championship deficit with only five races remaining.

"I can't win a race here, but man I love this place," said Gravel. "I just never could quite get to Spencer to have a chance, but this was the best we have been all weekend."

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps): 1. 5-Spencer Bayston [1][$15,000]; 2. 2-David Gravel [8][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$3,500]; 4. 14-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,800]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$2,500]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [13][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [3][$2,100]; 9. 1-Logan Wagner [7][$2,050]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$2,000]; 11. 67-Justin Whittall [20][$1,600]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$1,400]; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15][$1,200]; 14. 9-James McFadden [19][$1,100]; 15. 41-Carson Macedo [17][$1,050]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich [24][$1,000]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [10][$1,000]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [27][$]; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [22][$1,000]; 20. 83-Kasey Kahne [25][$]; 21. 71-Justin Henderson [16][$1,000]; 22. O-Lynton Jeffrey [21][$1,000]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$1,000]; 24. 55-Mike Wagner [26][$]; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$1,000]; 26. 2DC-Dylan Cisney [23][$1,000]; 27. 29-Zach Newlin [14][$1,000].

Kenny Heffner got by Garrett Bard with a handful of laps remaining to pick up his first career Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Car victory at Port Royal Speedway.

Heffner started sixth on the grid and methodically picked his way to the front to score the popular victory over Bard, Justin Mills, Ken Duke and Dave Grube. Doug Dodson, Devin Adams, Erin Statler, Mike Melair and Roger Irvine rounded out the top ten.

The series has one more event in two weeksduring the Annual Blue Collar Classic Keystone Cup.

305 Sprint Car Results- 1. Kenny Heffner 2. Garrett Bard 3. Justin Mills 4. Ken Duke 5. Dave Grube 6. Doug Dodson 7. Devin Adams 8. Erin Statler 9. Mike Melair 10. Roger Irvine 11. Austin Reed 12. Kassidy Kreitz 13. Nick Sweigart 14. Branston Shue 15. Mike Alleman 16. Fred Arnold 17. Dustin Young 18. Jake Waters 19. Rowdy Heffner 20. Andrew Boyer 21. Drew Young 22. Jimmy White 23. Domenic Melair 24. Will Brunson

 

 

Kerry Madsen Earns One for the Invaders During Night 1 of the World Of Outlaws Nittany Showdown

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (October 9, 2021) – Whenever the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series come to Central Pennsylvania, the conversation always revolves around the rivalry of the Pennsylvania Posse and the Outlaws.

However, often forgotten about is the invaders. Neither Posse or Outlaw and methodically toeing the geographical line with some sort of allegience to both fan bases, these drivers look to shake up the conversation and pull at the heartstrings of fans of all types.

It was one for the third-party Friday night during the Nittany Showdown as Australia's Kerry Madsen led all 25 laps of the prelimninary night feature and held off a hard charging Lance Dewease to score his first career victory at the Juniata County oval.

Madsen, an accomplished former full-time Outlaw, actually started the 2021 racing season in Central Pennsylvania as a card carrying member of the Posse before departing for a part-time opportunity behind the wheel of Tony Stewart's No. 14.

"Someone out there told me that sucked," said Madsen. "I've only lived here a few years and maybe not gotten a full grasp of the U.S language, but if that sucked I thought it was pretty darn good."

Local young gun Anthony Macri and Madsen led the field of 27 cars to the green flag and after a jockey of positions, Madsen was scored as the opening circuit leader.

Outlaw point leader Brad Sweet moved into a podium spot as well during the opening lap, but the first caution of the night flew one lap later when Port Royal champion Logan Wagner came to a slow on the backstretch while running fifth. Wagner would retire for the night and not return.

Macri's car seemed to be stumbling on the start, and Sweet got by him for the runner up position on the return to green flag action. Pennsylvania native and Outlaw regular Logan Schuchart moved into the third position as well and two laps later he got by Sweet for second.

Dewease, who started sixth, had fallen backwards a handful of positions on the restart and worked his way back to sixth on lap five, but the caution again flew one lap later for a spinning Spencer Bayston.
When the field returned to the green flag, it was Donny Schatz making his move as he went from fifth to third on the restart. Meanwhile up front, Schuchart was all over Madsen for the lead and with 16 laps remaining he briefly took the lead in turn's one and two.

Madsen used a slide job in turn's three and four to retake the point and one lap later Dewease nosed ahead of Sweet at the line to crack the top five. It appeared Schuchart was setting up Madsen for another attempt to take the lead when distater struck for the Hanover, Pa. native.

Curt Stroup got turned around on the highside in between turn's three and four and Schuchart was unable to avoid making contact with him. While Madsen was able to narrowly slip by with no issues, Schuchart was forced to the infield with significant front-end damage.

Aso making things interesting, Sweet was forced to the work area with a right-rear flat tire during the caution as well and gave up his top-five position. Schuchart's night ended early, while Sweet would rejoin the field.

Now in the runner-up spot, Schatz made his bid for the lead in turn's one and two on the restart and again in turn's three and four.Though, Madsen was unphased by his fellow Tony Stewart Racing competetor as he held off his advances the following lap as well.

Dewease further entered the picture with 13 laps to go as he moved into a podium position and set his sights on Schatz for second. Three laps later the caution flew again when James McFadden's left side wing panel came apart on the frontstretch.

Madsen continued to hold court up front and he again raced out to the lead. 20th-place starter Brent Marks moved into the sixth position on the restart and within four laps Dewease narrowly edged out Schatz for the runner-up spot coming to the start-finish line.

The pass would prove hugely beneifical as Steve Buckwalter came to a slow on the frontstretch to bring out the caution and put Dewease on the tail tank of Madsen for a six lap shootout for the victory.

Madsen again opened up a nice margin on the final restart, but like a bird stalking his prey Dewease quickly began closing the gap. With Madsen playing a bit of defense in his line choices over the next handful of laps and Dewease running towards the top in both sets of turns, the pair were only seperated by a carlength coming to the white flag.

Dewease closed the gap down the backstretch and set up Madsen for an attempted crossover move coming out of turn four. However, Madsen powered down the frontstretch and moved down ever so slightly to take away the mometum to thwart Dewease's best effort to take the checkered flag by a margin of .081 of a second.

Dewease, Macri, Schatz and Marks completed the top five, while David Gravel, Lucas Wolfe, Sheldon Huadenschild, Freddie Rahmer and Danny Dietrich filled out the top ten. Marks earned the Valley Supply Hard Charger Award after advancing 15 positions on the grid.

"I was a bit rusty at the start of the night and my guys kept tuning on the car and getting me more comfortable," said Madsen, who had not competed in nearly six weeks prior to the event. "I probabally tried to run defense there the last few laps and should have just ran my line, but I'm glad to be back I'll tell you that.

"I was watching the big screen down the backstretch, but those last two laps I told myself if Lance is going to beat me he's going to have to drive around me. I'm not going to leave the bottom open. I got a little too narrow on the bottom there for the last two laps but we got the job done."

For Dewease, he felt if could have gotten to the front earlier he may have had the car to beat.

"These double file restarts were our biggest fall as every time I'd lose four positions and be passing the same four guys each time going back forward," said Dewease."Our car was really good the whole time. We gave it everything we had, but I sputtered a bit there at the end on turn's three and four and tomorrow is a longer race and we'll be there."

Sprint Car Results: 1. 14-Kerry Madsen [2][$10,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [6][$5,500]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [1][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$2,600]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [20][$2,350]; 6. 2-David Gravel [8][$2,150]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [9][$2,100]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$1,950]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [24][$1,900]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [17][$1,850]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23][$1,400]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$100]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$950]; 15. 83-Kasey Kahne [10][$900]; 16. 71-Justin Henderson [18][$900]; 17. 27-Devon Borden [21][$900]; 18. 2DC-Dylan Cisney [26][$]; 19. 5-Spencer Bayston [11][$900]; 20. 55-Mike Wagner [19][$900]; 21. 41-Carson Macedo [25][$]; 22. 9-James McFadden [13][$900]; 23. 19S-Curt Stroup [28][$]; 24. 23-Pat Cannon [14][$900]; 25. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [22][$900]; 26. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [15][$900]; 27. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$900]; 28. 1-Logan Wagner [7][$900].

Barry Miller led all 20 laps during a top-26 invitational feature event for the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model series to score his first career victory at the Port Royal Speedway.

"We struggled here this year and clean air means a lot and this was really the first time we got a real opportunity to run in clean air," said Miller. "There might have only been 16 cars here, but those are 16 good cars out there with speed."

"This means more than you guys know and I just really wanted a win here this year. I know all these race fans are out there to watch the sprint cars and the Outlaws, but I'm so happy for their support and to win in front of all these people,” he added.

Limited Late Model Top Ten- 1. Barry Miller 2.Todd Snook 3. Trent Brenneman 4. Andrew Yoder 5. Dillan Stake 6. Daulton Bigler 7.Shawn Shoemaker 8. Devin Hart 9. Ryan Zook 10. Kenny Yoder

 

Saturday, October 9, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

STEVE OWINGS TAKES OVER POINTS LEAD WITH VICTORY

; Emotional Super Late Model Win for Ross Robinson; Travis Mease Wires Limited Late Model Field

Saturday, October 16 (6:00 p.m.) TURNER AUTOMOTIVE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS for 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (October 9, 2021) – Going into Saturday night’s feature, Steve Owings sat in third place in the championship point standings. With his win Owings now holds a 55 point advantage over Jeff Rohrbaugh with one race left in the season.

Owings lined up fifth for the 20-lap feature and parked his #35 sprint car in victory lane after taking over the lead on lap 16, “This thing is fast. We got going there in the beginning.”

The last time Owings saw victory lane at Lincoln was in 2019, “We were going to put it in the fence or put it here.”

Owings had high praise for the track surface, “The track tonight was really good.” In addition to the track being prepped to perfection, the conditions suited Owings’ driving style, “If anybody knows me I need a little moisture.”

Owings’ third career win at the track came on ARCH (Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown) Night. The top five cars in the feature finish were all ARCH drivers.

Brett Strickler and Matt Findley shared the front row for the drop of the green flag. Findley was looking to score his first win of the season.

Strickler led the field into turn 1 with Findley in second. Cody Fletcher, who went in to the night at the top of the point standings, was battling for third with Owings, Kyle Rohrbaugh and Jayden Wolf. Fletcher took the spot.

Findley was on Strickler’s tail as they battled for the lead.

Owings was running fourth and Wolf was fifth. Kyle Rohrbaugh and Kody Hartlaub battled for sixth. Hartlaub got by both Rohrbaugh and Wolf to move into fifth on lap 4.

The first caution of the race came on lap 5 when Kyle Rohrbaugh sat backwards in turns 3 and 4. Rohrbaugh, who was running in the top 10 when he spun, rejoined the field.

Strickler led Findley, Fletcher, Owings and Hartlaub to the cone for the restart.

Hartlaub got under Owings for fourth and Fletcher drove around Findley for second on the restart. Owings took fourth back from Hartlaub and went to work on Findley for third using the high line.

Owings made the pass going into turn 3 to take third on lap 9.

Strickler continued to lead and used the bottom groove with Fletcher and Owings riding the high line in second and third.

Fletcher was all over Strickler for the lead and tried a slide job on lap 11 but did not make the pass.

Fletcher looked to the outside of Strickler for the lead with lapped traffic right in front of them on lap 14.

Strickler cleared the lapped car as Owings got by Fletcher as he struggled to work through lapped traffic.

The yellow came out again on lap 15 when Riley Emig spun around in turns 1 and 2.

The top five for the restart were Strickler, Owings, Fletcher, Findley and Hartlaub.

Strickler and Owings got a good restart and Owings had a good run coming out of turn 2. Strickler tried to reclaim the lead but Owings had it at the line.

Fletcher was running third and looking to take second from Strickler as the laps wound down. Owings was pulling away from the field when the red flag came out on lap 19. The red was for Fletcher, who was running third when he flipped in turn 4.

Owings paced the field ahead of Strickler, Findley, Jeff Rohrbaugh and Hartlaub for the late race restart.

Owings crossed the line .969 seconds ahead of Strickler. Findley finished third and Jeff Rohrbaugh was fourth. Wolf made a last lap pass by Hartlaub to complete the top five.

Heat race wins for the 358 sprint cars went to Matt Findley, Steve Owings and Brett Wanner.

Emotional Super Late Model Win for Ross Robinson

Ross Robinson’s first win at Lincoln Speedway came five weeks after the loss of his father. In an emotional victory lane interview, Robinson shared how much this win meant to him, his family and most importantly his father who was watching from above.

Pole-sitter, Justin Weaver, took the lead when the green flag dropped with Robinson in second.

The caution came out for the leader, Weaver, on lap 1 when he fell off the pace on the back stretch.

Robinson led Knaub, Bryan Bernheisel, Jim Bernheisel and Rick Eckert on the restart.

Eckert got by Jim for fourth and Jason Covert followed to enter the top five.

Robinson was pulling away from the field when he entered lapped traffic on lap 14.

Using the bottom line, Eckert reeled in Bryan to battle for third.

Once again Covert wasn’t far behind and started closing in on Bryan for fourth.

Knaub made up ground in the turns and started closing in on Robinson in the final laps.

Robinson put a lapped car between himself and Knaub and then it was smooth sailing to his first career Lincoln Speedway victory.

Robinson crossed the line .994 seconds ahead of Knaub. Eckert finished third and Covert got by Bryan for fourth. Bryan completed the top five.

Super Late Model heat race wins went to Gene Knaub and Justin Weaver.

Travis Mease Wires Limited Late Model Field

The start of the Limited Late Model feature saw a red flag right after the green when Fred Harden flipped on the front stretch. Also involved in the melee were Harry Shipe, Brandon Krone and Jim McBee.

The field lined up for a complete restart with Travis Mease leading them into turn 1 and Wes Bonebrake in second.

Before a lap was completed, the yellow flag waved when four cars got together in turns 3 and 4. Doug Legum spun collecting Krone, Chad Earnst and Terry Gingerich.

Once again the field lined up for a complete restart. This time Bonebrake had the lead as they went into turn 1. Bonebrake and Mease were racing wheel to wheel when the caution came out yet again. Krone was sitting in the top of turn 2. Drew Weisser also came to a stop.

The third complete restart saw Mease with the advantage going into turn 1. By the time Mease came out of turn 2 he held a solid advantage over Bonebrake.

With a lap in the books the caution flag waved again. Scott Palmer spun out and collected Ross Leinbach, Drew Weisser and Doug Legum in turn 3.

The top five for the restart were Mease, Bonebrake, Devon Hart, Jason Smith and Chase Billet.

Billet got under Smith as they raced into turn 3. The two were side by side for fourth at the line with Smith holding the slight advantage. Billet took the spot on the next lap coming out of turn 2.

The caution flag waved again on lap 9 when Drew Weisser sat backwards in turn 4.

Mease led Bonebrake, Hart, Billet and Smith on the restart.

Lap 13 saw the yellow flag wave when Shipe spun around in turns 3 and 4.

Billet drove by Hart to take third and went to work on Bonebrake for second.

Drew Weiser’s spin in turn 2 brought out the caution on lap 17.

The restart with three laps to go saw Mease pace the field ahead of Bonebrake, Billet, Hart and Smith.

Mease got to the checkered flag .999 seconds ahead of Bonebrake. Billet crossed the line third and Hart was fourth. Smith completed the top five.

Next Saturday, October 16, Lincoln Speedway is back in action for the final time in 2021 with the Turner Automotive Group Night of Champions featuring the 410 and 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 6:00PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, October 9, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars

358 Feature (20 laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings ($1,100); 2. 38-Brett Strickler; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 7w-Jayden Wolf; 6. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 7. 4R-Zane Rudisill; 8. 5-Travis Scott; 9. 19-Ashley Cappetta; 10. 54-Brett Wanner; 11. 59-Steve Wilbur; 12. 84M-Chad Criswell; 13. 6-Tim McClelland; 14. 21-CJ Tracy; 15. 33-Riley Emig; 16. 99-Zachary Cool; 17. 75-Nash Ely; 18. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 19. 23-Justin Foster; 20. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 21. 14K-Hannah Riser; 22. 66a-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 23. 22B-Nat Tuckey (DNF); 24. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Brett Strickler (1-15) & Steve Owings (16-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 23-Justin Foster; 3. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 4. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 84m-Chad Criswell; 6. 6-Tim McClelland; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 8. 80m-Dan Richcreek; 9. 75-Nash Ely

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 38-Brett Strickler; 3. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 4. 5-Travis Scott; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 4-Zane Rudisill; 7. 33-Riley Emig; 8. 59-Steve Wilbur; 9. 45R-Brett Rose

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 54-Brett Wanner; 2. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 3. 7-Jayden Wolf; 4. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 5. 19-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 14K-Hannah Riser; 8. 25-Travis Leh; 9. 96-Bill Heltzel Jr

358 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 6-Tim McClelland; 2. 33-Riley Emig; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 14K-Hannah Riser; 6. 80m-Dan Richcreek; 7. 45R-Brett Rose; 8. 96-Billy Heltzel Jr.; 9. 25-Travis Leh (DNS)

Super Late Models:

Super Late Model Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 7-Ross Robinson ($3,000); 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 0-Rick Eckert; 4. 43A-Jason Covert; 5. 119-Bryan Bernheisel; 6. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 7. 21M-Matt Murphy; 8. 32J-Shaun Jones; 9. 93-Cory Lawler; 10. 21-Chad Myers; 11. 97-Devon Frey; 12. 112-Brandon Little; 13. 121-Larry Neiderer; 14. 2J-Justin Weaver (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Ross Robinson (1-30)

Super Late Model Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1-Gene Knaub; 2. 119-Bryan Bernheisel; 3. 43A-Jason Covert; 4. 21-Chad Myers; 5. 112-Brandon Little 6. 32J-Shaun Jones; 7. 97-Devon Frey; 8. 121-Larry Neiderer

Super Late Model Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 2J-Justin Weaver; 2. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 3. 0-Rick Eckert; 4. 7-Ross Robinson; 5. 93-Cory Lawler; 6. 21m-Matt Murphy; 7. 4-Amanda Robinson (DNF)

Limited Late Models:

Limited Late Model Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 116-Travis Mease; 2. 37-Wes Bonebrake; 3. 22-Chase Billet; 4. 33K-Devon Hart; 5. 50-Jason Smith; 6. 08-Zach Kauffman; 7. 20-Colin Knaub; 8. 40-Tommy Slanker; 9. 85-Chad Earnst; 10. 11-Doug Legum; 11. 11N-Harry Shipe Jr.; 12. 19-Drew Weisser; 13. 27K-Brandon Krone; 14. 6-Terry Gingerich; 15. NINEX-Ross Leinbach (DNF); 16. 86-Scott Palmer (DNF); 17. 11B-Jimmy McBee (DNF); 18. 101-Fred Harden (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Travis Mease (1-20)

Limited Late Model Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 20-Colin Knaub; 2. 37-Wes Bonebrake; 3. 85-Chad Earnst; 4. 08-Zach Kauffman; 5. 11-Jim McBee; 6. 17Y-Steve Yeager (DNF); 7. 33-Trent Brenneman (DNS)

Limited Late Model Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 33k-Devon Hart; 2. 116-Travis Mease; 3. 50-Jason Smith; 4. NINEX-Ross Leinbach; 5. 101-Fred Harden; 6. 11-Doug Legum; 7. 6-Terry Gingerich

Limited Late Model Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 22-Chase Billet; 2. 19-Drew Weisser; 3. 7-Kenny Yoder; 4. 86-Scott Palmer; 5. 40-Tommy Slanker; 6. 27K-Brandon Krone; 7. 11N-Harry Shipe Jr (DNF)

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Set to Host Annual World of Outlaws Sprint Car Nittany Showdown

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Pa- (Oct. 5, 2021) After a nearly month-long hiatus, Port Royal Speedway will continue with their 2021 racing season with a two-day visit by the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Friday and Saturday October 8-9 for the Nittany Showdown.

This will be the fourth consecutive season where the Outlaws will attempt to visit for a two-day event, and it’s expected that a large field of cars will trek to Juniata County for a chance to take home the victory and the bragging rights against the best the sport has to offer.

Last year’s event saw NASCAR start Kyle Larson sweep the weekend to close out what was a dominating season on dirt for the California kid. Larson’s winning ways also put a stop to what had been three consecutive event victories for World of Outlaws legend Donny Schatz at ‘The Speed Palace’ entering the 2020 season.

Past winners in Outlaw competition along with Larson and Schatz (4) are Logan Schuchart, Brad Sweet, Ryan Smith, Jason Meyers, Brad Furr, Danny Wood, Doug Wolfgang, Don Kreitz Jr. and Lynn Paxton won the very first visit in July of 1979.

Logan Wagner already locked up the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car track championship for the fourth consecutive season at the speedway and he will be looking for his first career Outlaw triumph. He enters as the most-recent winner at the Speedway as he picked up the 54th Annual Tuscarora 50 win worth $54,000 in early September.

Anthony Macri and Lance Dewease currently lead the division in wins at the Speedway in 2021 with four wins a piece. Other winners during the 2021 season include Mike Wagner, Dylan Cisney, Jeff Halligan, Brent Marks, Justin Peck, Steve Buckwalter, Devon Borden, Daryn Pittman and Larson. Many other local stalwarts like Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer (Lincoln Track Champion), Lucas Wolfe, AJ Flick (Lernerville Track Champion) and Ryan Smith are expected to attend as well.

It is also expected that several other outsiders will make the trek to the Juniata County oval such as Brian Brown, Justin Henderson (Huset’s Track Champion), Gio Scelzi, Rico Abreu, Aaron Reutzel and many others as well.

To go along with the PA Posse vs the Outlaws rivalry, the Outlaws points battle is also still up for grabs entering the weekend. Currently Brad Sweet holds a 128-point advantage in the standings over David Gravel and a 142-point advantage over most recent winner Carson Macedo. Donny Schatz (-204) and Logan Schuchart (-292) make up the top five.

Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden, Kraig Kinser, Brock Zearfoss and Jacob Allen complete the top ten. Kasey Kahe\ne will also be in attendance as he continues to finish off the 2021 season behind the wheel of the Roth Motorsports No. 83.

This would be the third career championship for Sweet if he is to hold on. A strong run in Central Pa. would do wonders in his quest as the field will be as tough as anywhere and points are crucial.

Friday’s Preliminary event will pay $10,000 to win and Saturday’s finale will pay $15,000 to win. Both races are 30 laps in distance.

Friday’s event will feature the Selinsgrove Ford!Limited Late Models and Saturday’s finale will feature the PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars competing in 26-car invitational (Top 26 in points) feature events.

Reserve Seats ($35) are still available for the weekend and are on sale through the World of Outlaws website. The entire main grandstand towards turn 1 will be reserved seating and the top five rows of the new grandstand are as well. Everything else is general admission and season reserved seats will be honored for both nights.

Ticket prices and times are as follows-

Friday- $30 Adult General Admission, Students (12-17) $20, Kids- Free, Pit Admission $40

Gates Open at 4pm, Racing at 7pm

Saturday- $30 Adult General Admission, Student (12-17) $20, Kids- Free, Pit Admission $40

Gates Open at 1pm, Racing at 5pm

Camping will also be available for $30 for the weekend (dry spots). Those spots require no reservation and are on a first come first serve basis. Camping is open at noon on Thursday, October 7th, and all campers must exit the ground by Noon the day after racing concludes.

There will also be a Cornhole Tournament being held Saturday. It is the 4th Annual Port Royal Speedway Cornhole Classic. It is rain or shine and will be held in the commercial building right inside the front stretch gates. Registration is from 9:30am to 10:30am and the tournament will start at 10:45 am.

It is double elimination and is a bring your own partner event. If you need a partner, they can try and find you one. Entry fee is $40/team and a payout is guaranteed to the top four teams. The event is BYOB (Bring your own beverages and bags. House bags can be provided if needed. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

 

 

Lance Dewease Finalizes 2021 Williams Grove Track Title In National Open Run

69K Kreitz/Brown team “cleans up” laurels at oval, Other speedway awards announced

10/3/21

Mechanicsburg – Veteran Lance Dewease of Fayetteville finalized his 2021 track championship run at Williams Grove Speedway with a seventh place finish in the prestigious 59th annual National Open for 410 sprint cars on Saturday night.

At the wheel of the Don Kreitz-owned No. 69K, the soon-to-be 56-year old on October 6 is now a seven-time track titlist in the 410 sprint car division.

Dewease put together a very impressive record during his 2021 Williams Grove campaign, competing in 20 main events while pulling off 15 podium finishes.

All told, Dewease scored four wins, seven seconds, four thirds, a pair of fifths, a pair of sixths and one seventh place finish during the season at Williams Grove.

A highlight early in the season for Dewease was when he snagged his first checkers of the year at the track, giving him an even 100 victories at Williams Grove Speedway on an all-time career win list that he already sat perched atop

Additional wins came on June 18, June 25 and July 2.

The win on June 25 occurred in the Pennsylvania Speedweek opener that also served as a tribute to his famed mechanic, 87-year old Davey Brown Sr.

Dewease scored $6,000 in the Davey Brown Tribute Race.

One week later he took his mount to another victory in the famed Mitch Smith Memorial, worth $15,000.

It was his unprecedented sixth career checkers in the Smith Memorial and at that point in the season it was Dewease’s third win in a row at Williams Grove and his fourth in the last five races contested there.

The track title was the first for the Franklin County driver since last accomplishing the feat back in 2011 while wheeling for Donnie Owens in the No. 30C.

Other track crowns came for owner Al Hamilton, No. 77, in 2002 and 2003; for Joe Harz, No. 88H, in 2001; and for Walter Dyer in the No. 461 in 1994 and in 1996.

Dewease was also crowned the 2021 Hoosier Diamond Series champion at Williams Grove Speedway, taking his fourth career title in the series.

Previous Diamond Series titles came in 2002, 2011 and in 2018.

Overall, Dewease now owns 31 track or series titles during his career since starting in sprint cars in 1985.

He was also voted the recipient of the 2021 Sportsmanship Award at Williams Grove.

The Williams Grove track crown is the 10th of Davey Brown’s career as a mechanic and the fifth for Don Kreitz Jr. as a car owner although the first four were as an owner/driver from 1990 – 1993.

Brown received the 2021 Mechanic of the Year Award, named in his honor earlier this season.

Car owner Kreitz has now scored four Diamond Series titles including two as a driver/owner and two with Dewease at the wheel.

Additional Williams Grove 2021 season awards were recently handed out to drivers Devin Borden and Chase Dietz.

Borden was named Rookie of the Year as the pilot of Mike Heffner’s No. 27 after claiming a first career win at the track.

Dietz, pilot of John Trone’s No. 39, was voted Most Improved Driver.

Freddie Rahmer, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich and TJ Stutts finished behind Lance Dewease as the balance of the top five in Williams Grove Speedway points.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Derek Locke Runs To Second Consecutive Williams Grove 358 Sprint Title

Carlisle driver sweeps action with unprecedented season

10/3/21

Mechanicsburg – Derek Locke of Carlisle was recently crowned the 2021 HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint car track champion at Williams Grove Speedway.

Locke’s title laurels are the second of his career at the oval and his second in a row aboard his family-owned No. 77.

On his way to the track crown, the 37-year old Locke scored an unprecedented feat when he swept the entire season of competition at the speedway, taking victories in all eight oval events during the year.

Wins came on April 16, April 23, May 21, June 25, July 30 (2), September 3 and on September 24.

And given the fact that Locke also scored the final race of the season in 2020, his consecutive race win streak at the Grove now stands at nine!

When Locke began the 2020 season at Williams Grove Speedway he was winless during his career at the track.

But with three wins in the bag before the year was over tacked onto his eight triumphs in 2021, the UPS driver by trade has now scored 11 times on the all-time oval 358 sprint car career win list, ranking him eighth in the order.

His plans for next season include returning to Williams Grove Speedway to compete in the 358 division while also competing in some 360-powered sprint events and making his first forays into a limited number of 410 sprint car races in the area.

Locke credits the hard work of his team and dedicated sponsors for his amazing success in 2021.

Primary sponsors on the Locke machine include: Dellinger’s Auto Body, Ritter Transport, Drydene Performance Products and Russ’s Auto and Trailer Sales.

Devin Adams was named 2021 358 sprint Rookie of the Year at Williams Grove Speedway.

Second through fifth in the final point standings for the 2021 season were Matt Findley, Chris Frank, Cody Fletcher and Rich Eichelberger.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Macedo Gets Biggest Payday Of Career In 59th Williams Grove National Open

Californian nets $75,000 for run from sixth to win

10/2/21

Mechanicsburg – Carson Macedo won the biggest paying race of his career on Saturday night when he sped to victory in the 59th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway.

The World of Outlaws pilot became the third and final leader in the prestigious event, overtaking Logan Schuchart with four laps to go in the 40-lapper to snag the $75,000 payday.

The 2019 National Open champion, Brent Marks began the affair on the pole with Schuchart to his outside but before Marks could settle into a rhythm the red flag appeared on the second tour.

Brian Brown spun in the third turn and got slammed by Daryn Pittman who turned his car over. Freddie Rahmer also sustained top wing damage.

Schuchart, Macedo, David Gravel and Sheldon Haudenschild trailed for the restart.

Marks got to lap 10 with the lead, holding a distance of about one turn over Schuchart as traffic began coming into sight.

And that’s when Marks got fouled up as he began trying to put cars behind him from the rear of the field when on the 13th tour he spun in the second turn while working traffic, ending a strong bid for a second National Open title and remanding control to Hanover’s Schuchart.

The restart got wild at the front as sixth starter Macedo, now in second, David Gravel and Anthony Macri when three wide for the second spot in the second corner with Gravel shooting into the middle, just below Macedo.

Macri emerged from the fracas in third with Macedo falling backwards but the red flag suddenly appeared, negating the moves.

The stoppage was for a TJ Stutts and Robbie Kendall tangle in the first corner.

The restart saw Schuchart hold sway over Macedo and by lap 15 a straightaway separated the front two cars.

By lap 20 with traffic again coming into play, Macedo cut the leader’s advantage in half and by lap 24, Schuchart was ahead by less than the distance of one corner.

Working through traffic, the front trio bunched up with Haudenschild taking a shot at second by throwing a haymaker at Macedo in the third and fourth turns with 12 laps to go.

The move netted him second at the line but Macedo soon recovered to reclaim the spot.

By lap 30, Schuchart was struggling to put cars a lap down as he vacated his favored high line in an attempt to make time on the bottom.

This gave Macedo momentum and he threw all that momentum at Schuchart for the lead in turn four with eight to go.

The move didn’t quite pan out however but Schuchart couldn’t escape Macedo’s grasp and by lap 34 the front trio were all racing within the same corner.

Macedo then struck for gold with four laps to go when he blasted deep into the third corner and skated across the track to come up in front of Schuchart for control.

From there, the Lemoore, California pilot soared the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 to victory, taking the win by .218 seconds over Schuchart.

“The laps were clicking off really fast when I was in second,” Macedo said.

“I knew I had to stand up in the seat to stay in front of him,” the winner said of racing with Haudenschild just behind him.

Macedo talked about his ultimate move for the lead and win.

“I just drove across really hard,” he said.

Schuchart finished second in the race for the second year in a row.

“All in all we were way better than we’ve been in the past,” Schuchart said.

“It sucks, it stings, but we’ll come back next year. We have a good notebook.”

Haudenschild rode home third followed by Macri and Gravel.

Macri claimed a $1,000 bonus for being the highest finishing Williams Grove regular in the event.

Sixth through 10th went to defending event champion Donny Schatz, track champion Lance Dewease, Friday night winner Kyle Larson, James McFadden and outlaws point leader Brad Sweet.

Heats for the 48-car field went to Schatz, Macedo, Gravel and Haudenschild.

Devon Borden won the C Main and Jacob Allen won the B Main with Marks earning the pole for the main by winning the dash.

For the second night in a row, Lance Dewease set quick time with a fast lap of 16.774 seconds.

Feature Finish

10/2/21

410 sprint cars, 40 laps: 1. Carson Macedo, 2. Logan Schuchart, 3. Sheldon Haudenschild, 4. Anthony Macri, 5. David Gravel, 6. Donny Schatz, 7. Lance Dewease, 8. Kyle Larson, 9. James McFadden, 10. Brad Sweet, 11. Justin Peck, 12. Danny Dietrich, 13. Kasey Kahne, 14. Spencer Bayston, 15. Brent Marks, 16. Brock Zearfoss, 17. Kraig Kinser, 18. Gio Scelzi, 19. Justin Henderson, 20. Jacob Allen, 21. TJ Stutts, 22. Aaron Bollinger, 23. Dylan Cisney, 24. Robbie Kendall, 25. Brian Brown, 26. Daryn Pittman, 27. Freddie Rahmer

DNS: Wayne Johnson

DNQ: Landon Myers, Rico Abreu, Aaron Reutzel, Justin Whittall, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Matt Campbell, Devon Borden, Tyler Ross, Kyle Reinhardt, Dylan Norris, Chase Dietz, Jason Sides, Kyle Moody, Ryan Smith, Brent Shearer, Chad Trout, Pat Cannon, Troy Fraker, Dylan Cisney Alan Krimes

 

 

Larson Invades, Scores Round One Of Williams Grove National Open Friday

Californian wires for first World of Outlaws oval win

10/1/21

Mechanicsburg – Kyle Larson overcame a lackluster time trial effort in his heat race and then fought through a mid-feature error on the cushion to speed to the win in the opening night of the World of Outlaws Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

The feature win was worth $10,000 for Larson as the fourth of his career at the track however it was his first over the World of Outlaws at Wlliams Grove Speedway.

The current NASCAR point leader, Larson drew the pole for the start of the 25-lap feature but only got one lap completed as the leader before the first of four caution flags fell over the event, this one for a spun Brad Sweet in the first turn.

Logan Schuchart and Donny Schatz gave chase on the restart with Schatz getting under Schuchart for second in the first turn.

However Schuchart fought back and reclaimed the spot with an outside blast at the other end of the track to maintain second back to the line on lap two.

Larson dropped the hammer when the laps began stringing together and he entered the rear of the field on the seventh tour.

But in traffic Larson wasn’t nearly as stout and Schuchart quickly cut down the distance before caution number two appeared on lap nine for a slowing Aaron Reutzel.

Larson jetted away at the new green only to see the yellow again slow his pace three laps later, wiping away his 1.4-second lead.

This time around the yellow was for a tangle between Sheldon Haudenschild and Justin Henderson in turn four that saw Henderson stop and Haudenschild limp away with a flat tire.

Schatz made attempts for second when action resumed to no avail as a fleet-running Schuchart kept him at bay while also sticking with the leader.

By lap 14 Larson had just a one turn lead that he carried into traffic a few circuits later.

And it was while working traffic with seven laps to go that Larson hopped the cushion in the fourth corner, forcing him to take evasive action in order to right the car as he swerved onto the homestretch with Schuchart now nose to tail thanks to the miscue.

Schuchart was giving Larson all he could handle when a reprieve in the form of the final caution flag with five laps to go allowed Larson to settle down and regroup.

The restart saw Larson perform his usual on the cushion, staying ahead of Schuchart handily to the finish with a margin of .905 seconds separating the pair at the checkers.

“I caught a lot of breaks tonight,” Larson said after taking the win.

“I didn’t qualify well. I got a caution in the heat allowing us to get to second.”

Slated to start fifth in Sunday’s NASCAR race at Talladega, Larson spoke about what happened in the Friday feature event.

“The cautions fell during the right times during the feature. We’ll take it. Hopefully, we didn’t use our luck up for tomorrow,” he said of his planned return to the track on Saturday night for the $75,000-to-win 59th annual, 40-lap National Open.

“I started sniffin’ some dirty air and it was getting dusty, it was hard to see the cushion, and I got over it,” Larson said of his flub late in the race.

“Logan was good all night and I knew he’d be there. I wasn’t surprised to see him in one. I had to make a couple good decisions to hold the lead.”

Schatz was third in the main followed by Anthony Macri, Brent Marks and Lance Dewease.

Freddie Rahmer came from a provisional 26th starting spot to finish seventh.

Danny Dietrich moved from 21st starting spot to ride home eighth.

Daryn Pittman and Carson Macedo completed the top ten finishers.

Heats for the 49-car field went to Dewease, Dylan Cisney, Marks and Schatz.

Chase Dietz won the C Main and Dietrich copped the B Main.

The non-qualifiers race went to Landon Myers.

Larson won the dash to start on the pole of the main event.

Lance Dewease set overall fast time in time trials with a lap of 16.733 seconds.

Feature Finish

10/1/21

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Kyle Larson, 2. Logan Schuchart, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Anthony Macri, 5. Brent Marks, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Freddie Rahmer,8. Danny Dietrich, 9. Daryn Pittman, 10. Carson Macedo, 11. Dylan Cisney, 12. Justin Peck, 13. Brian Brown, 14. James McFadden, 15. Brad Sweet, 16. Justin Henderson, 17. Kasey Kahne, 18. Sheldon Haudenschild, 19. Matt Campbell, 20. Spencer Bayston, 21. Ryan Smith, 22. Devon Borden, 23. Kyle Reinhardt, 24. Pat Cannon. 25. David Gravel. 26. Aaron Reutzel, 27. Kraig Kinser

DNQ: Chase Dietz, Brent Shearer, Rico Abreu, Giovanni Scelzi, Kyle Moody, Jacob Allen, Aaron Bollinger, Chad Trout, Steve Buckwalter, Robbie Kendall, Tyler Ross, TJ Stutts, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Justin Whittall, Zach Hampton, Troy Fraker, Jason Sides, Landon Myers, Steve Downs, Wayne Johnson, Brock Zearfoss

 

 

Williams Grove National Open Special Awards Announced

Hard Chargers and Highest Posse Finisher To Receive Cash

9/30/21

Mechanicsburg – Special awards for the 59th Champion Racing Oil National Open races at Williams Grove Speedway on October 1 and 2 have been announced including a $1,000 bonus for the highest finishing “PA Posse” driver in Saturday’s 40-lap affair.

Special Hard Charger Awards have been posted for both nights courtesy of RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc. of Mechanicsburg.

Friday’s preliminary night Hard Charger will receive $259 while Saturday’s Hard Charger will get $559.

And on Saturday night, the family of Jim Draskovic of West Middlesex has posted a $1,000 bonus for the highest finishing “PA Posse” driver in the 59th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open in Draskovic’s memory.

Draskovic, who passed way at age 76 last December, was a long time supporter of sprint car racing, Williams Grove Speedway and competition in the region at large.

The Western Pa fan was first drawn to Williams Grove Speedway in the 1960’s when he tagged along with Lou Blaney and his brothers to compete at the oval.

Lou Blaney of Hartford, Ohio, won the fourth annual National Open in 1966.

Racing action both nights of the Champion Racing Oil National Open gets underway at 7:30 pm.

Saturday’s 40-lap, 59th annual event will pay $75,000 to the winner of the World of Outlaws sanctioned event.

The Friday night winner will receive $10,000.

Adult general admission for October 1 is set at $35 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $15. Adult admission for October 2 is $40 with youth priced at $20.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

59th Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open History Continues This Week,

Coveted Race Again Pays $75,000 Top Prize On Oct. 2

Mechanicsburg – Sprint car fans in the East will assemble Saturday night to see the 59th running of the Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series, going 40-laps in distance and again paying a gigantic $75,000 to the winner.

The widely acclaimed event will go down in history with a Saturday A-Main total purse alone eclipsing $130,000!

The National Open has a grand history that dates back to its inception and first champion in 1963. It is a history that pre-dates all other season-finale races held anywhere in the East.

Eventual Indianapolis 500 champion Gordon Johncock of Hastings, Mich., won the very first 100-lap affair in a contraption that had what looked like a wing atop its roll cage.

And this too would soon come to pass, as sprint cars would begin taking over dirt tracks in the east, including Williams Grove Speedway.

Ohio USAC standout Larry Dickson scored Open round two in 1964. Western Pennsylvania invader Henry Jacoby of Franklin took 1965.

The name of Blaney graced the National Open winner’s circle in 1966 as family patriarch Lou took Open laurels decades before his sons Dave and Dale would compete on the scene.

Bobbie Adamson, becoming a region name, took back-to-back victories in 1967 and 1968 before a virtual unknown named Gene Varner from Selinsgrove drove a back-up Gary Wasson No. 5 to an upset win in 1969 after a distance of 150 laps.

The decade of the 1970’s dawned with Altoona flyer Johnny Grum picking up the Open win.

The first of three consecutive wins by Midwest transplant Kenny Weld took place in 1971. All three of Weld’s wins came aboard the Bob Weikert No. 29.

Another transplant, The Bandit, Steve Smith Sr., took wins in 1974 and again in a rain-shortened 122-lap race in 1976 while The Original Outlaw, Bobby Allen drove to a win in 1975.

Texas native racing brother Van May took the 1977 version of the National Open before the Pink Panther struck in 1978 with a Kramer Williamson 100-lap win.

That 1978 National Open holds the distinction of technically being the first-ever race to be sanctioned by the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove despite the fact that no outlaws drivers were actually in the field.

All the stars of the WoO circuit were at a race in the western part of the nation on that date but outlaws rules during the series’ formative years stated that any race paying over a certain dollar amount to win would count as a sanctioned race and such is the history.

Smokey Snellbaker drove to victory for Charlie Lloyd in 1979 before the grandson of a coal miner named Lucas, Allen Klinger of Hegins kicked off the 1980’s with a 40-lap victory.

The only National Open to ever carry an All Stars Circuit of Champions sanction took to the track in 1981 when Steve Smith Sr. returned for a third Open triumph.

Lynn Paxton went back-to-back in 1982 and 1983 and stunned the racing world after his second 75-lap win by going into retirement during the off-season.

Three more in a row for owner Bob Weikert came at the hands of South Dakota driver Doug Wolfgang from 1984 – 1986.

Wolfgang got stunned, denied and passed by Bobby Allen’s brother, Joey Allen, for the victory in 1987.

The Mouse, Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio, took another win for Weikert in 1988.

The year 1989 found the first true World of Outlaws National Open contested as the yearly sanctioning began with Stevie Smith taking a victory to carry on his father’s tradition.

Technically, the 1978 National Open was considered an outlaws race as well although no outlaws drivers competed in the event.

One of if not the greatest sprint car driver(s) of all time, Hoosier Steve Kinser took his first National Open checkers in 1990.

Stevie Smith returned for another Open win, both for car owner Al Hamilton, in 1991, and now at a distance of 50 laps.

Kinser was again the champion in 1992 before daytime specialist Don Kreitz Jr. drove to victory under the Sunday sun in 1993 after 40 laps of action.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 1994 before outlaw cousin Mark Kinser took 1995.

The locals went back in front in 1996 with Lance Dewease and No. 461 car owner Walt Dyer.

Sammy Swindell won his first National Open in 1997 on a night that had fans returning to frozen windshields on their cars by the time the race ended.

Persistent rain forced a non-sanctioned event in 1998, won by modified turned sprint star Billy Pauch in a mount owned by John Zemaitis.

Mark Kinser returned for victory in 1999 before one of today’s outlaws stars and champions, Donny Schatz took his first win in 2000 as part of what would become a historic record in National Open competition in another 13 years.

Dewease returned the laurels to the PA Posse turf with back-to-back wins in 2001 and 2002, for car owners Joe Harz and Al Hamilton, taking $25,000 and $30,000, respectively on both accounts.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 2003 before Schatz returned for two in a row in 2004 and 2005.

The first $50,000 to win National Open was scored by Lancaster’s Doug Esh in 2006 and as it turned out it was the richest and shortest Open in history when rains hit on lap 26 of 40.

Schatz was again the winner in 2007.

Thanks to more persistent rain, another unsanctioned event in 2008 saw future outlaws and All Stars star Cody Darrah drive to victory.

Greg Hodnett took a hugely popular National Open victory for the PA Posse in 2009 driving the Jim and Sandy Kline No. 22.

Sammy Swindell got the second Open win of his career in 2010.

West coast flyer Jason Meyers took the 40-lap, $50,000 laurels in 2011.

The 2012 version saw North Dakota’s Schatz surge for an unprecedented fifth career win in the prestigious classic National Open.

With the $50,000, 40-lap victory, Schatz became the winningest driver in National Open history, breaking a four-win tie with Steve Kinser.

In 2013, the grand career of local driver Fred Rahmer of Salfordville was capped off at Williams Grove with his first and only triumph in the lucrative, prestigious National Open as Rahmer led the final 31 laps of the 40-lap feature before the veteran retired from the sport at the close of the season.

Connecticut driver David Gravel took the $50,000 win in 2014 but not without controversy.

The outlaws flyer was overtaken by local favorite Stevie Smith during the last half of the race before the slightest of contact from a closely following Gravel found Smith spinning in the first turn with six laps to go while Gravel retook command for the victory.

And then Stevie Smith got redemption in what was to be the first three-day National Open in history in 2015.

After three consecutive days of rain stopped the event dead in its tracks, a break with the weather on Sunday allowed a raindated Open to be completed with Smith taking the lead from Danny Dietrich on the ninth tour to lead the final 31 circuits and beat Schatz to the line for victory.

An uncanny three more days of rain and raw weather wiped out a second attempt at a three-day nationals in 2016.

An outlaws make up two weeks later found Danny Dietrich taking the lead from Joey Saldana with two laps to go in the 40-lap affair to score a wildly popular win for the Pennsylvania Posse. Brad Sweet also took a turn at leading the main.

Connecticut’s David Gravel struck for his second $50,000 score in the 2017 National Open. Gravel took the lead from Donny Schatz and then took the lead back from James McFadden to win the 55th Annual affair.

An emotional 2018 event held just days after the tragic death of 2009 National Open champion Greg Hodnett saw local driver Lance Dewease win his fourth career nationals for his fourth different car owner.

Driving for Don Kreitz Jr. in the No. 69K, Dewease wrestled the lead away from Brock Zearfoss with a three-wide move in the second turn on lap 24 to seal the 40-lap deal, worth $56,000. A tearful Dewease dedicated the victory to Hodnett.

Brent Marks of Myerstown won the richest sprint car race in the history of Williams Grove Speedway and the largest cash payoff ever for a sprint car race in the Eastern United States by claiming a $65,000 victory in 2019.

A former regular at the track before going on the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series a few years prior, Marks scored the WoO victory by turning back challenges from both Brian Brown who took the lead for a time early and from Daryn Pittman on a last lap restart in the 40-lap affair.

A National Open billed as the biggest sprint car race in the nation went to outlaw Donny Schatz in 2020 as the North Dakotan scored $75,000 for his unrivaled sixth career victory in the event. Schatz was the third and final leader in the hotly contested 40-lapper.

A lap 12 restart saw David Gravel pull the trigger for control over Logan Schuchart but after locking down to the low side in the third and fourth turns, Schatz reeled in Gravel to make a low side, first turn winning move as the leader was entering traffic on lap 21. After a stoppage for fuel on lap 25, the restart saw fifth starter Kyle Larson come to life and when Schatz entered traffic with seven laps left he closed in for the win. Larson pulled a banzai run through the third and fourth corners as the pair raced to the checkers by blasting the outside line in the turns before pulling to Schatz’s outside in turn four however just as it appeared that he would edge in front his mount jumped the cushion.

Admission prices for Saturday’s National Open are $40 for adults and $20 for youth.

And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway.

 

 

59th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open This Week At Williams Grove

World of Outlaws, Independents and Pennsylvania Posse to meet in prestigious two-day event Oct. 1 & 2 Saturday main pays $75,000 to win!

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the 59th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for World of Outlaws sprint cars coming up this Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2, at 7:30 pm each night.

The fantastic Champion Racing Oil National Open weekend will wrap up the 2021 season at Williams Grove Speedway with Saturday night’s 40-lap main event paying $75,000 to win.

Friday’s 25-lap National Open Preliminary will pay $10,000 to the winner.

The prestigious Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open has long been revered as the biggest sprint car show in the East and as one of the big three across the nation, oft mentioned to measure up in stature with the Knoxville Nationals and Kings Royal.

Anyone who is anyone in sprint car racing in the United States will be at Williams Grove this week for the two-day affair. The races will offer pit-bursting car counts laden with talent and desire.

The race will bring out the cream of the sprint car crop as contenders from near and far compete for the prestige, the title and the cash that flows through the Open.

But only a few can be counted as pre-race favorites.

California’s Brad Sweet is the leader of the World of Outlaws point standings with 16 series wins to date this season but again he will enter the weekend as somewhat of an underdog having yet to master the wily Grove oval in his career. He struggles at Williams Grove. Always has. Still, as the leader of the pack, he is a contender.

Connecticut’s David Gravel, second in series points, is a two-time National Open champion with titles in 2014 and 2017. Pretty simply put, he knows how to get around Williams Grove in all kinds of weather! And it’s highly likely he’s prepared to snag a third title on Saturday, especially with the confidence and momentum behind him coming from his 10th win of the season on Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway. He is the defending preliminary night winner.

Third in points as the Open dawns is Carson Macedo, a Californian at the helm of the Jason Johnson racing No. 41. Macedo too knows how to get around the Grove and has won there. But the 40-lap distance will test the ability and Grove know-how of this relative newcomer to the Grove and outlaws scene.

And lurking fourth in points coming into the National Open is none other than the winningest driver in the 58-year history of the event, Donny Schatz of North Dakota. Schatz is the defending $75,000 champion and that win was his unprecedented sixth in the race after taking his first in 2000. This time of the season is when Schatz and his program shines and his star usually burns bright at Williams Grove. He will be there with Gravel to compete for a W on Saturday.

Coming from Williams Grove, Lance Dewease will enter the weekend with the good fortune to be able to focus solely on winning the event(s) and that means the world to his approach. He has already clinched the 2021 track title that he wanted. His famed mechanic Davey Brown owns eight career National Open victories and his car owner counts one as a driver/owner and another as an owner for Dewease in 2018. No one has been better at Williams Grove this year than the now seven-time track champion and he is by far the front-runner for a win by a member of the Pennsylvania Posse.

Third in Grove points currently, Anthony Macri from nearby Dillsburg has gotten hot of late at Williams Grove, scoring his first two career 410-sprint mains at the track since August after leading dozens of laps before that only to be denied late. And the kid does know how to run on and win on a slickening track as he’s proven elsewhere the last few seasons. And the Open track will be slickening for sure. Plus, he’s fresh off of another $20,000 win at Selinsgrove on Saturday give him 11 overall on the year and again, that breeds momentum and confidence.

Danny Dietrich has been hot and cold this season and is still trying to win one at the Grove this year as he sits fourth in oval points. He’s won everywhere else in 2021 with six overall scores and he’s won the Open before in 2016. He can adapt to a changing surface and recently seems to have rediscovered his mo-jo, so an Open win is within reality, if he can put a whole night together starting in time trials.

The wild cards for wins this year: Brent Marks and Kyle Larson. Marks will compete. But will Larson?

Marks has quite simply been a threat to win ever since leaving the outlaws trail very early this season. He came home, he regrouped, he hit the track running to wins - many wins in fact, now numbering 11, including a score in the World of Outlaws Summer Nationals at Williams Grove in July. Marks won the Open in 2019. And he could very easily romp to another this week. He has the speed, the desire and something to prove.

For his part, Larson would surely love to score the tri-fecta this year aboard Paul Silva’s No. 57. He got the Kings Royal in July and the Knoxville Nationals in August. But will the current NASCAR point leader be able to make it happen, if he can find the time? If he enters, there’s a better than 75% chance you can throw out every other race prediction with the bathwater.

And don’t forget about Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman. He’s finished second in five National Opens since 2005. His Kevin Swindell SpeedLab entry is fully capable of finally getting the job done this year. Besides, sooner or later this sprint car nice guy who spent may seasons as a Grove regular has gotta’ break through! Call it the law of averages….

Adult general admission for October 1 is set at $35 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $15. Adult admission for October 2 is $40 with youth priced at $20.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

 

 

1977 Champion Van May To Serve As Honorary Starter For 59th Williams Grove National Open Saturday

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will honor the winner of the 1977 Champion Racing Oil National Open at the 59th annual running of the event coming up this Saturday night, October 2 when Hanover’s Van May serves as honorary starter and guest of honor for the prestigious event.


May will sign autographs at the Champion Racing Oil hospitality tent in the infield on Saturday night from 6 – 6:30 pm.

Now 71, the venerable May was just 27 years old at the time he drove his familiar No. 69 to a 150-lap win in 1977.

And May still remembers that autumn day well.

“They had time trials, it was a daytime show. The track was real dusty. I went out late and I timed in slow enough that I didn’t qualify for the feature,” he recalls.

“I qualified for the B Main. I won the B Main and I started 20th in the feature. It was the last 150 lap nationals, three 50-lap segments.”

“I advanced and I advanced and the third 50 about 12 or 15 laps from the end I passed Jimmy Edwards in the Lloyd car and led the rest of the race.”

May scored $3,000 for his win in that 15th annual event which at that time was quite impressive for a sprint car payday.

“At the end of the day I was ahead of everybody that started ahead of me. It was more than anyone else paid. At that time I think the Knoxville Nationals paid $4,000 or $5,00 so 3,000 bucks was a good payoff,” May says.

He says it didn’t surprise him that he had a car good enough to win that day.

“I had just got through winning on a dry slick Williams Grove track within the last couple of weeks and I certainly felt fast enough that with a little bit of time….I was not surprised, my car was faster than anybody else there.”

May recalls that the Open was actually run on a make-up date after being rained out prior.

He remembers that midwestern star Doug Wolfgang had towed east for the original date but had other commitments elsewhere for the make-up.

“I started out the day without qualifying and at the end of the day they paid me more money than anybody,” May happily says.

“I had passed Jimmy Edwards in traffic and they had a yellow flag after I had passed him and then somehow the restart didn’t happen with Edwards because he lost quick-change gears or something.”

“ I was very happy that I had passed him before that rather than having inherited the race. Williams Grove was my home.”

These days, aside from still going to the races, May is busy putting the finishing touches on a totally authentic restoration of his winning National Open ride.

The car as it was built then was a copy of a car that his brother Dub had been running and Van built it from the ground up.

This time around May got some help from 1987 National Open champion Joey Allen to bend the tubing before getting into the rebuild.

“It’s a very, very historically correct restoration,” May says of his nearly completed project that includes many of the original parts from the car as it was the day it took victory.

That winning Nationals ride was the only car May ever built himself during his decades-long career.

Saturday’s action gets underway at 7:30 pm with the winner of the event taking home $75,000.

 

 

ANTHONY MACRI REPEATS IN JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN

DEREK HAUCK SCORES FIRST IN 305 SPRINT CARS

AS 75th ANNIVERSARY SEASON CONCLUDES

The 75th Anniversary Season Finale Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway was a night of high speeds and high stakes with $20,075 on the line to win the River Valley Builders Jim Nace Memorial 39th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars.

For the second year in a row, Anthony Macri of Dillsburg took the checkered flag and the big check in the 40-lap tribute race honoring the memory of the speedway’s only five-time sprint car champion Nace.

Macri started eighth in the Macri Concrete/J&S Fabrication No. 39 and dueled with Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Mo. and Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg, both of whom also led laps in the intense race, before securing the lead on lap 30.

The victory was Macri’s second of the season at Selinsgrove and 11th overall in 410 sprint car competition this year. He also set fast time in qualifying over the 33-car field with a lap of 15.625, almost eclipsing his own one-lap track record of 15.544 that was set one year ago in the race.

Derek Hauck of Allenwood closed out the 305 sprint car season with his first career win at the track in the 20-lap main event.

Selinsgrove Speedway will hold a huge demo derby and figure 8 racing at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, to close out the season.

Second-place starter Brian Brown grabbed the lead from polesitter Danny Dietrich at the start of the sprint car main event. Before the completion of the first lap, eighth-place starter Anthony Macri stormed into the third position.

By lap seven, the leaders started to encounter slower traffic and an intense three-car battle unfolded at the front of the pack. Dietrich and Macri went back and forth for the second position as Brown led the way.

On the 10th circuit, Dietrich powered by Brown at the start/finish line for the lead. Macri then challenged Brown for the runner up spot. At the halfway point, when the field was stopped for refueling, Dietrich led Brown, Macri, fifth-place starter Lance Dewease, and 10th-place starter Brent Marks.

When the race resumed, Macri drove by Brown for second and set his sights on Dietrich. By lap 26, Macri reeled in Dietrich and a war on wheels developed for the lead. Dietrich was taking evasive action and blocking Macri for the lead for several laps before Macri made the winning pass with a charge down on the backstretch on lap 30.

Macri stretched his lead until the red flag stopped the race on lap 37 when Michael Walter’s car developed a small fire. For the chase to the checkered flag, Macri held off Dietrich by just 1.6 seconds for the victory. Brown, Dewease, and Marks rounded out the top five.

Original seventh-place starter Derek Hauck took the lead from ninth-place starter Fred Arnold on the second circuit of the 305 sprint car feature. Austin Reed raced third with Domenic Melair and Doug Dodson in the top five.

At the halfway point, Hauck was encountering slower traffic as Reed challenged Arnold for the second position. Reed powered into second on lap 11 as Dodson advanced to third by lap 14.

In the final three laps, Reed was in striking distance but Hauck held on for his first win at the track by 1.2 seconds. Dodson, Arnold, and D. Melair rounded out the top five.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 25 September 2021
410 Sprint Cars – 33 Entries
40-Lap Nace Memorial National Open: 1) 39M Anthony Macri $20,075 2) 48 Danny Dietrich 3) 21B Brian Brown 4) 69K Lance Dewease 5) 19 Brent Marks 6) 51 Freddie Rahmer 7) 18 Gio Scelzi 8) 67 Justin Whittall 9) 11T TJ Stutts 10) 27 Devon Borden 11) 21 Matt Campbell 12) 12 Blane Heimbach 13) 0 Lynton Jeffrey 14) 44 Dylan Norris 15) 0 Rick Lafferty 16) 33W Michael Walter 17) 23 Pat Cannon 18) 39 Chase Dietz 19) 20 Ryan Taylor 20) 75D Tyler Ross 21) 35 Jason Shulz 22) 19M Landon Myers 23) 28F Davie Franek 24) 5W Lucas Wolfe 25) 00 Steve Buckwalter
Heat Winners: Gio Scelzi, Steve Buckwalter, Danny Dietrich, Pat Cannon
B-Main Winner: Chase Dietz

Time Trials: 1) Anthony Macri 15.626 2) 21 Brian Brown 15.765 3) 1 Logan Wagner 15.772 4) 5W Lucas Wolfe 15.821 5) 18 Gio Scelzi 15.887 6) 00 Steve Buckwalter 15.892 7) 48 Danny Dietrich 15.903 8) 23 Pat Cannon 15.974 9) 67 Justin Whittall 15.980 10) 0 Lynton Jeffrey 11) 69K Lance Dewease 16.013 12) 51 Freddie Rahmer 16.029 13) 19M Landon Myers 16.051 14) 11T TJ Stutts 16.056 15) 19 Brent Marks 16.087 16) 44 Dylan Norris 16.138 17) 20 Ryan Taylor 16.142 18) 39 Chase Dietz 16.154 19) 27 Devon Borden 16.155 20) 21 Matt Campbell 16.169 21) 75 Tyler Ross 16.221 22) 12 Blane Heimbach 16..238 23) 0 Rick Lafferty 16.321 24) 35 Jason Shultz 16.329 25) 19 Curt Stroup 16.361 26) 33W Michael Walter 16.381 27) 8S Trent Shaffer 16.404 28) 24B Dustin Baney 16.588 29) 97 Brie Hershey 16.588 30) 19 Colby Womer 16.809 31) 28F Davie Franek 16.982 32) 17 Jason Wagner 19.667 33) 99M Kyle Moody DNT

305 Sprint Cars – 29 Entries
20-Lap A-Main: 1) 33 Derek Hauck 2) 34 Austin Reed 3) 20 Doug Dodson 4) 88 Fred Arnold 5) 55 Domenic Melair 6) 5 Logan Spahr 7) 1M Paul Moyer 8) 25 Dustin Young 9) 95 Garrett Bard 10) 8B Will Brunson 11) 54 Mike Melair 12) M1Justin Mills 13) 99A Devin Adams 14) 67 Ken Duke 15) 7 Drew Young 16) 14 Cale Reigel 17) 46 Mike Alleman 18) 0Z Zach Rhodes 19) 2 Erin Statler 20) 23M Tom Wise 21) 28R Jason Roush 22) 56 Tyler Snook 23) 69K Kassidy Kreitz 24) 31 Roger Weaver
Heat Winners: Tom Wise, Paul Moyer, Dominic Melair
B-Main Winner: Mike Alleman

 

 

From Knoxville To Williams Grove – Brian Brown Gets His Win Friday!

Missouri driver claims elusive first career Williams Grove victory worth 6K

Derek Locke Sweeps Season In Grove 358 Sprints

9/24/21

Mechanicsburg – Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Missouri, rocketed to the 410 sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, coming out on top of a duel with Washington’s Devon Borden to get his elusive first career oval checkers worth $6,000.

In the 358 sprint main, Carlisle’s Derek Locke officially swept the entire season of competition for the division by claiming his eighth win of the year while also accepting the 2021 track title laurels.

The win in the 410 sprint car main meant a great deal to four-time 410 sprint Knoxville Raceway champion Brown who has spent the month of September racing in the area the last several seasons.

“When you first start driving racecars, there’s only about three tracks that you say I really want to win at before I hang it all up. One is Knoxville, Iowa, and we’ve had a lot of success there, one is Eldora, and we’ve been close, and here we are in victory lane at Williams Grove,” Brown said after taking the checkers.

“It’s a weekly show for you guys, but it means a lot to me. We can put this (checkered flag) in our shop forever.”

Polesitter Brent Marks blasted into control when the 25-lap 410 sprint main got underway as the sprinters used the event to prepare for next week’s invasion by the World of Outlaws for the two-day National Open races.

Marks simply drove away from the field as third starter Brown got by Devon Borden for second on the second tour.

With a lead of more than three seconds, Marks hit lapped traffic on the seventh lap and began mowing down the backmarkers.

Working through the traffic, Marks did see his lead over Brown dwindle slightly to just under two seconds by lap 12 when his motor expired, bringing out the only caution flag of the race.

Brown inherited the lead for the restart followed by Borden, Gio Scelzi, Lance Dewease and Anthony Macri.

Macri slung around the cushion when action got back underway and promptly took fourth from Dewease as Brown held sway over Borden.

With 10 laps to go, Macri was battling with Scelzi for third as Brown began to creep up on the rear of the field with Borden in tow.

Borden was keeping Brown in sight with five to go when the leader hopped the first turn cushion setting up a challenge for the lead and win.

Borden used the opportunity to close up on Brown for control and as the pair entered the third corner on lap 22, the west coast youngster blasted under Brown for the lead.

Brown fought hard for the win but Borden led back to the line with Brown glued to his bumper.

That’s when Brown broke low into the first turn with Borden taking the cushion to rally back and drag race Brown onto the backstretch.

The pair came up off of the corner side by side with Brown edging ahead at the bridge before diving into the third turn to regain control.

Brown then sped to the victory by .794 seconds over Borden and he talked about his race with Borden and losing the lead.

“I don’t think I was the best car tonight,” Brown said.

“I think I got a little bit lucky with Brent falling out. I wasn’t that far behind him when we got to traffic. We took back off and it felt like my left rear tire was flat. I took it easy, but when the “Daredevil” is behind you, you’d better be up on the wheel. When I seen him, I knew I had to get going.”

“You don’t want to give one away and that’s what I was going to do. We had to do something to try and pull it off. It was great night,” Brown said.

Scelzi rode home third with Macri and Dewease rounding out the top-five.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe, Matt Campbell and Justin Whittall.

Brown put together a perfect night from start to finish by winning his heat and also setting fast time in time trials with a qualifying lap of 16.417 seconds.

Other heat wins went to Dewease and Wolfe.

In his quest to polish off a clean sweep of the 358 sprint season at the track, Derek Locke started fifth in the 20-lap main.

Colby Womer led the first two laps before Tyler Brehm took over at the font.

Locke drove into second with four laps in the book and began his track down of the leader.

At the halfway point, Brehm began to work the rear of the field and this allowed Locke, who was already closing, to pull up on the leader.

However Brehm did his best to thwart Locke’s advances.

When Locke ran Brehm into the third turn on the 12th lap, Brehm slammed the door to maintain control however Locke’s power proved too much a lap later as he muscled around for control.

A restart with three laps to go saw Locke pull away to the finish while recording his eighth win in a row this season and a clean sweep of 2021 action at the track.

Other wins came on April 16, April 23, May 21, June 25, July 30 (2) and September 3.

Justin Foster was third followed by John Stehman and Brett Wanner.

Heats went to Womer and Steve Wilbur.

Feature Finishes

9/24//21

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Brian Brown, 2. Devon Borden, 3. Giovanni Scelzi, 4. Anthony Macri,5. Lance Dewease, 6. Danny Dietrich, 7. Freddie Rahmer, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Matt Campbell, 10. Justin Whittall, 11. Robbie Kendall, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Dylan Norris, 14. Chase Dietz, 15. Steve Buckwalter, 16. Kyle Moody, 17. Tyler Ross, 18. Chad Trout, 19. Doug Hammaker, 20. Jared Esh, 21. Aaron Bollinger, 22. Rick Lafferty, 23. Steve Downs, 24. Landon Myers, 25. Brent Marks

358 sprint cars, 20 laps: 1. Derek Locke, 2. Tyler Brehm, 3. Justin Foster, 4. John Stehman, 5. Brett Wanner, 6. Steve Wilbur, 7. Matt Findley, 8. Cody Fletcher, 9. Rich Eichelberger, 10. Mark Van Vorst, 11. Brett Rose, 12. Andrew Hake, 13. Denny Gross, 14. Zachary Cool, 15. Colby Womer, 16. Chad Criswell, 17. Hank Donovan Jr., 18. Kane Eichenlaub, 19. Chris Rank, 20. Nash Ely

 

 

 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

THRILLING DIRT CLASSIC VIII GOES TO JUSTIN PECK AND THE ALL STARS

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 25 (6:00 p.m.) PA Karting Grand Nationals

Saturday, October 2 Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Tractor & Truck Pull presented by Crownstone Equipment

Saturday, October 9 (6:00 p.m.) Super Late Models, 358 Sprint Cars and Limited Late Models (ARCH Night)

Abbottstown, PA (September 18, 2021) – It had been 82 days since Justin Peck was in victory lane going into Saturday night’s Dirt Classic VIII. Peck’s last win came at Lincoln Speedway during PA Speedweek on June 28, “It feels like it’s been a long time coming.” Peck’s first All Star Win at Lincoln earned him $20,000 and added his name to the prestigious list of Dirt Classic winners that includes Stevie Smith, Brian Montieth, Lance Dewease, Tim Shaffer and Kyle Larson.

After time trials and two rounds of heat races, Peck was the high points man earning him the pole for the 40-lap feature. Zeb Wise shared the front row and took the lead at the drop of the green flag, “Zeb was so good early. He got out front in clean air and beat me on both of those initial starts.”

Wise paced the field early with some fierce battles for position behind him. Peck stayed inside the top three with Wise out front, “I was just kind of saving my equipment. I knew about 15 to go was when I really needed to go for it and the restart fell right around there so it just kind of all worked out in our favor tonight.”

When Peck made his charge to the front, it started with a move to the bottom of turns 1 and 2, “I’ve always been a big Lance Dewease fan, it’s someone I idolize and try and mimic myself after. I’ve watched a lot of film of him here at Lincoln Speedway getting around the bottom. I really tried to do what they’re doing.” The move paid off and Peck earned his fourth All Star feature win of the season and his seventh win overall on the year.

The front row for the start of the 40-lap Dirt Classic VIII was made up of two All Star drivers, Justin Peck and Zeb Wise. Row two was all PA Posse with Brent Marks and Lance Dewease. Dewease was the only previous Dirt Classic winner in the field.

Wise had the lead coming out of turn 2 on the start after using the high side. The red came out before a lap was completed when Hunter Schuerenberg got upside-down in turns 3 and 4.

The field lined up for a complete restart and once again, despite Peck getting a better start this time, Wise still held the lead coming out of turn 2.

Anthony Macri was all over Dewease for fourth. Dewease moved his line up to the top of the track and pulled away from Macri.

Wise entered lapped traffic on lap 6 and Peck started to close the gap to the leader.

Marks was also using lapped traffic to his advantage and closed in on Peck for second. Marks got by Peck for the spot, but Peck held on to second by a nose at the line on lap 13.

Dewease entered the picture and was challenging Marks for third. The top four, Wise, Peck, Marks and Dewease, battled for position in heavy lapped traffic. Peck stumbled on the cushion allowing Marks to get by for second on lap 16.

The yellow flag waved on lap 18 when Brian Brown came to a stop on the front stretch. Dewease came to a stop in turn 3 under caution after the car shut off ending Dewease’s campaign for a second Dirt Classic win. Dewease had been slated to restart fourth.

The top five for the restart were Wise, Marks, Peck, Macri and Spencer Bayston.

Freddie Rahmer restarted sixth, charging to the front of the field from his 11th starting spot. In addition to racing for his first Dirt Classic win, Rahmer was also looking to clinch his second track championship on Saturday night. With a finish ahead of Alan Krimes, Rahmer would secure his second championship in two years.

The caution came out again on lap 21 when Skylar Gee stopped in turn 3.

Wise led Marks, Peck, Macri and Rahmer to the cone for the restart.

Marks went to the bottom and was pressuring Wise for the lead. Marks started to slow on the back stretch and brought out the caution on lap 25 when he came to a stop on the front stretch. Marks was the second driver to have their night end while running inside the top five.

With another shake-up at the front of the field the top five for the restart were Wise, Peck, Macri, Rahmer and Bayston. Macri got under Peck in turn 3 but Peck held on to second. Rahmer dove under Macri in turn 3 but did not make the pass. Macri pulled away but Rahmer reeled him back in and the two battled for third yet again.

Bayston fell off the pace while running fifth and pulled into the infield.

Peck slid Wise for the lead and took the top spot on lap 36. Wise was still there and slid Peck back to reclaim the top spot on lap 37. Lap 38 saw another lead change with Peck getting back by Wise.

Rahmer was third and started closing in on Wise. Rahmer got by Wise on the final lap for second as Wise ran out of fuel before Rahmer.

Peck got to the checkered flag for the Dirt Classic VIII win 1.365 seconds ahead of Rahmer. With his second place finish Rahmer claimed his second track championship. Wise crossed the line third and Macri finished fourth. Cory Haas, the hard charger, finished fifth after lining up 17th to start the race.

Spencer Bayston set quick-time over the 49-car field with a lap time of 13.301 seconds.

The first round of heat races went to Brent Marks, Zeb Wise, Skylar Gee, Lance Dewease and Anthony Macri. Round two heat winners were Tim Wagaman, Hunter Schuerenberg, Cory Haas, Lucas Wolfe and Chase Dietz.

Contingency awards, courtesy of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and W & W Racing Tire went to Spencer Bayston (Quick Time-$200), Cory Haas (Hard Charger-$200), Justin Whittall (Non-Qualifier Bonus 1-$200), Jordan Givler (Non-Qualifier Bonus 2-$200), Kyle Moody (Non-Qualifier Bonus 3-$200) and Landon Myers (Non-Qualifier Bonus 4-$200).

Next Saturday, September 25, Lincoln Speedway will host the PA Karting Grand Nationals.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, September 18, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Dirt Classic VIII:

Dirt Classic Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 13-Justin Peck ($20,000); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 10-Zeb Wise; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 38-Cory Haas; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich; 10. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 11. 17B-Bill Balog; 12. 11T-TJ Stutts; 13. 27-Devon Borden; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 15. 24-Rico Abreu; 16. 8-Aaron Reutzel; 17. 10X-Ryan Smith; 18. 75-Tyler Ross; 19. 11-Spencer Bayston (DNF); 20. 19-Brent Marks (DNF); 21. 07-Skylar Gee (DNF); 22. 69K-Lance Dewease (DNF); 23. 39D-Chase Dietz (DNF); 24. 21-Brian Brown (DNF); 25. 26-Cory Eliason (DNF); 26. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 27. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 28. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Zeb Wise (1-35 & 37) & Justin Peck (36 & 38-40)

Dirt Classic Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 19-Brent Marks; 2. 11-Spencer Bayston; 3. 27-Devon Borden; 4. 10X-Ryan Smith; 5. 17B-Bill Balog; 6. 67-Justin Whittall; 7. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 8. 5-Ian Madsen; 9. 75-Tyler Ross; 10. 11A-Austin Bishop

Dirt Classic Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 10-Zeb Wise; 2. 555K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts; 4. 99m-Kyle Moody; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 8. 33-Riley Emig; 9. 11P-Greg Plank; 10. 19m-Landon Myers (DNF)

Dirt Classic Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 07-Skylar Gee; 2. 13-Justin Peck; 3. 21-Brian Brown; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney; 5. 38-Cory Haas; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 21C-Matt Campbell; 9. 35-Tyler Esh; 10. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe

Dirt Classic Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease; 2. 8-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 6. 24-Rico Abreu; 7. 5w-Lucas Wolfe; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 90-Jordan Givler; 10. 77K-Steven Kisamore

Dirt Classic Heat Five Finish (8 laps) – 1. 39m-Anthony Macri; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 18-Giovanni Scelzi; 4. 26-Cory Eliason; 5. 4-Cap Henry; 6. 39D-Chase Dietz; 7. 1x-Chad Trout; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich

Dirt Classic Heat Six Finish (8 laps) – 1. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 2. 5-Ian Madsen; 3. 27-Devon Borden; 4. 17B-Bill Balog; 5. 19-Brent Marks; 6. 10X-Ryan Smith; 7. 67-Justin Whittall; 8. 11-Spencer Bayston; 9. 11A-Austin Bishop; 10. 75-Tyler Ross

Dirt Classic Heat Seven Finish (8 laps) – 1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 99m-Kyle Moody; 5. 11T-TJ Stutts; 6. 10-Zeb Wise; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 33-Riley Emig; 9. 11P-Greg Plank; 10. 19m-Landon Myers (DNS)

Dirt Classic Heat Eight Finish (8 laps) – 1. 38-Cory Haas; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 13-Justin Peck; 4. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 21-Brian Brown; 6. 21C-Matt Campbell; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 07-Skylar Gee; 9. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney (DNF)

Dirt Classic Heat Nine Finish (8 laps) – 1. 5w-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 90-Jordan Givler; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease; 5. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 6. 24-Rico Abreu; 7. 8-Aaron Reutzel; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 77K-Steve Kisamore

Dirt Classic Heat Ten Finish (8 laps) – 1. 39D-Chase Dietz; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 4-Cap Henry; 4. 26-Cory Eliason; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 18-Giovanni Scelzi; 7. 39m-Anthony Macri; 8. 1x-Chad Trout; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich

Dirt Classic Consy Finish (15 laps) – 1. 8-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 24-Rico Abreu; 3. 39D-Chase Dietz; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 4-Cap Henry; 6. 5w-Lucas Wolfe; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 8. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 10. 5-Ian Madsen; 11. 5C-Dylan Cisney; 12. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 67-Justin Whittall; 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 1x-Chad Trout; 16. 33-Riley Emig; 17. 90-Jordan Givler; 18. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNF); 19. 99m-Kyle Moody (DNF); 20. 19m-Landon Myers (DNS)

Dirt Classic C-Main Finish (10 laps) – 1. 33-Riley Emig; 2. 1x-Chad Trout; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 11A-Austin Bishop; 5. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 6. 77K-Steven Kisamore; 7. 11P-Greg Plank; 8. 75-Tyler Ross (DNF); 9. 21C-Matt Campbell (DNS); 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNS); 11. 35-Tyler Esh (DNS)

Dirt Classic Time Trial Results 1. 11-Spencer Bayston 13.301; 2. 10-Zeb Wise 13.313; 3. 13-Justin Peck 13.369; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre 13.426; 5. 39m-Anthony Macri 13.453; 6. 10-Brent Marks 13.459; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall 13.461; 8. 07-Skylar Gee 13.461; 9. 69K-Lance Dewease 13.469; 10. 18-Giovanni Scelzi 13.508; 11. 17B-Bill Balog 13.520; 12. 11T-TJ Stutts 13.571; 13. 5C-Dylan Cisney 13.593; 14. 24-Rico Abreu 13.594; 15. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.597; 16. 10X-Ryan Smith 13.599; 17. 87-Alan Krimes 13.615; 18. 21-Brian Brown 13.616; 19. 8-Aaron Reutzel 13.617; 20. 26-Cory Eliason 13.622; 21. 27-Devon Borden 13.632; 22. 19m-Landon Myers 13.647; 23. 38-Cory Haas 13.670; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.676; 25. 39D-Chase Dietz 13.678; 26. 67-Justin Whittall 13.704; 27. 99m-Kyle Moody 13.719; 28. 59-Jim Siegel 13.719; 29. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 13.724; 30. 4-Cap Henry 13.765; 31. 5-Ian Madsen 13.765; 32. 7BD-Tyler Courtney 13.792; 33. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 13.796; 34. 5w-Lucas Wolfe 13.805; 35. 9-Dalton Dietrich 13.830; 36. 5E-Tim Wagaman 13.849; 37. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg 13.869; 38. 21C-Matt Campbell 13.872; 39. 90-Jordan Givler 13.884; 40. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.917; 41. 11A-Austin Bishop 13.938; 42. 33-Riley Emig 13.950; 43. 44-Dylan Norris 13.965; 44. 88-Brnadon Rahmer 13.985; 45.1x-Chad Trout 14.001; 46. 75-Tyler Ross 14.001; 47. 11P-Greg Plank 14.901; 48. 35-Tyler Esh 14.165; 49. 77K-Steven Kisamore 15.186

 

 

 

Williams Grove National Open Preliminary Has Its Place At The History Table

2021 event to be run October 1

9/18/21

Mechanicsburg - As much as the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway deserves its place in sprint car lore as it celebrates its 59th annual running on October 2 with a $75,000 payday, the National Open Preliminary race itself also has a place at the history table.

Although not an annual event, the National Open Preliminary race will hold its head high and celebrate its 34th running coming up on October 1.

The preliminary was first run in 1980 with Keith Kauffman taking the win aboard the Weikert Livestock No. 29.

That preliminary win would be the first of two for Weikert in the race with Doug Wolfgang scoring again a few years later in 1985.

Noted author and television commentator of today, driver Brad Doty of Apple Creek, Ohio was lured East back in 1981 and picked up what would be his first of two career Williams Grove wins in the preliminary before suffering career ending injuries in a racing crash a few years later.

The event has only been lost to weather eight times over the years and on nine occasions the preliminary winner has swept both National Open races, going on to score the coveted big prize a day later.

Sweeps came in 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2011 and in 2017 at the respective hands of Lynn Paxton, Wolfgang, Stevie Smith, Steve Kinser, Mark Kinser, Lance Dewease, Sammy Swindell, Jason Myers and David Gravel.

And that sweep by Paxton in 1982 was surrounded by considerable controversy stemming from the preliminary race.

The Williams Grove record books actually show a tie for the preliminary win between both Paxton and Ohio’s Dave Blaney on September 17.

A young Blaney was leading, headed for his first career Grove win on that night when he ran into mechanical problems as he raced off of the fourth turn toward the checkers.

Veteran Paxton was trailing and gaining fast as Blaney tried to limp home and the scorers documented his No. 10 as crossing the finish line first.

However unrest abounded regarding that decision and a picture of the finish taken at the line produced the next day clearly showed Paxton crossing very close but definitely first.

Thus both drivers were paid for and credited with a victory and Paxton could go on to score the weekend sweep with Grove career wins 38 and 39.

No driver has been able to put up big numbers in the preliminary race over the years unlike within its big brother National Open wherein World of Outlaws driver Donny Schatz will go for his amazing seventh event title in a few weeks.

Rather, in the preliminary no driver holds more than a trio of wins with Kauffman, Steve Kinser and Gravel all holding that distinction.

Before the World of Outlaws began sanctioning the preliminary in 1989, the race was contested once as an All Stars Circuit of Champions contest with Maynard Yingst the winner in 1986.

Today and for many years now the National Open Preliminary at Williams Grove is run as a separate and stand-alone show aside from the Open itself.

However for a number of years as an outlaws race, the top four finishers in the preliminary race were automatically locked into the next night’s National Open.

This was standard procedure under World of Outlaws sanctioning rules for two-day shows for many seasons.

In the 2006 running of the event, Washington state driver Jason Solwold made speedway and outlaws history with a preliminary night win.

Up to that point in outlaws history at the track, every sanctioned race ever run had been scored by either a series regular or a clear member of the home team PA Posse.

Solwold’s drive to victory made him the first true independent driver to ever win a Williams Grove outlaws feature main.

And one last piece of history from the National Open preliminary comes from 2018 when the “Fresno Phenom,” Giovanni Scelzi crossed the country for an upset win on September 28.

Scelzi’s victory etched his name in the record books as the youngest driver ever to win a sprint car race at the historic venue at the ripe old age of 16.

The 34th running of the 25-lap National Open Preliminary gets underway at 7:30 on October 1.

The winner will receive $10,000.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Williams Grove Wraps Diamond Series This Week As Sprints Prep For Outlaws

358 sprints to compete in final race of the season as Locke and Dewease eye titles

9/19/21

Mechanicsburg – With the World of Outlaws 59th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open coming up next week at Williams Grove Speedway, the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will be in action this Friday night, September 24 as they prepare for the big event.

Coming up this Friday night will be the World of Outlaws Tune Up race for the sprint cars paying $6,000 to win.

An outlaws format will be used to set all qualifying event lineups during the night as well as the 25-lap feature.

Time trials will get underway at 7:30 pm.

Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown will pay $300 for the Fast Tees Fast Time Award.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also on the racing card for their final race of the season.

Carlisle’s Derek Locke has already wrapped up the 2021 358 sprint track title by claiming all seven events run to date.

He will be trying for the unprecedented clean sweep this Friday night.

Having clinched the overall 2021 track title on September 17, Lance Dewease will be aiming to wrap up the 2021 Diamond Series title at Williams Grove as the race concludes the yearly series of big events at the track that carry a separate point payoff.

The Diamond Series title would be the fourth of Dewease’s career while it would give current car owner Don Kreitz Jr. a fourth as well including two as a driver/owner and two with Dewease at the wheel of his No. 69K.

Of the five Diamond Series events run this season, Dewease has won two with single wins going to Kyle Larson, Freddie Rahmer and Brent Marks.

Adult general admission for September 24 is $20 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up with all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

Macri Wins 39th Williams Grove All Stars Jack Gunn Memorial, Dewease Clinches Seventh Career Track Title With Run

9/17/21

Mechanicsburg –Anthony Macri of nearby Dillsburg won the battle and Lance Dewease of Fayetteville won the war in the sprint car races at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Just weeks after getting his long-awaited first career 410 sprint car win at the oval, Macri led from start to finish in a torrid event to pick up a $7,000 payday in the 39th running of the Jack Gunn Memorial sanctioned by the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Series.

And with a second place run in the Gunn Memorial, veteran Lance Dewease clinched his seventh career speedway track title, this time at the wheel of the Don Kreitz Jr.-owned No. 69K.

Macri started on the pole of the 30-lap Gunn Memorial with Chase Dietz to his outside but when the green flag fell only the first half lap could be scored before Matt Campbell flipped in the second turn and onto the backstretch.

The restart saw Macri take command on the cushion around the blistering fast half-mile with Dietz and fifth starter Dewease running in third.

The rear of the field came into play on the sixth lap as Macri hit the backmarkers at a dizzying pace.

This allowed Dietz to drive down a near straightaway advantage held by Macri to a margin of less than one corner before the final yellow flag of the race came out with nine laps in the book.

Brent Marks lined up behind Dewease for the restart and drove to his outside when green reappeared as the pair worked the first and second turns.

Marks pulled alongside Dewease as the pair raced toward the bridge but Dewease made his car wider and wider as the bridge came upon them with Marks backing out and settling into fourth.

Macri again entered the rear of the field at the halfway point carrying a near two-second lead.

By lap 19 the trio of Dietz, Dewease and Marks were all racing under a blanket for second, all within the space of one corner.

Dewease finally made a move for second with nine laps to go and Marks followed him a few laps later.

But Macri again had nearly a two second lead with five laps to go and as Marks battled Dewease for second all the way to the finish, they ended up 2.331 seconds behind Macri at the line.

“Track position was everything tonight,” Macri said.

“I knew starting on the front row, I had to get out front and make 30 clean laps. It got a little sketchy in lapped traffic at times. I knew I had to keep my pace up.”

By virtue of his win, Macri earned a guaranteed starting spot in Saturday night’s All Stars Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway.

For his part, Dewease reflected on what was his championship run.

“We’ve been pretty good all year,” Dewease said.

“We can pass race cars even on a track like this. It seems like it didn’t matter where we started, we’d get to the top three, top five.”

“It’s nice to get Donald (Kreitz) and Davey (Brown) a championship. I’m glad it’s over and we can worry about racing again.”

“The car’s been really good here the second half of the year. We can get up through there pretty good. Even on nights like tonight, this isn’t our type of racetrack and we got to second.”

Counting the Gunn Memorial, Dewease started a total of 17 main events at Williams Grove during the season to date and made it to the podium in 15 of the races including four wins, seven seconds and four third place finishes.

Dietz and 13th starter Danny Dietrich completed the top five.

Brian Brown, Zeb Wise, Dylan Cisney, Robbie Kendall and Cory Eliason rounded out the top 10.

Brown set fast time over the 40-car field with a lap of 16.572 seconds.

Chase Dietz, Aaron Reutzel, Robbie Kendall and Cory Eliason won the heat races. Devon Borden won the B-main.

Austin Reed won the 20-lap PASS/IMCA 305 sprint car main over Devin Adams, Jeff Geiges, Dave Grube and Brandon McClain.

Heats went to McClain, Tyler Snook and Justin Mills with Grube taking the consolation race.


Feature Finishes

9/17//21

410 sprint cars, 30 laps: 1. Anthony Macri. 2. Lance Dewease. 3. Brent Marks. 4. Chase Dietz. 5. Danny Dietrich. 6. Brian Brown. 7. Zeb Wise. 8. Dylan Cisney. 9. Robbie Kendall. 10. Cory Eliason. 11. Aaron Reutzel. 12. Rico Abreu 13. Spencer Bayston. 14. Chad Trout. 15. Bill Balog. 16. Gio Scelzi. 17. Devon Borden. 18. Tyler Courtney. 19. Justin Peck. 20. Ian Madsen. 21. TJ Stutts. 22. Skylar Gee. 23. Lucas Wolfe. 24. Dylan Norris. 25. Matt Campbell.

DNQ: Freddie Rahmer, Justin Whittall, Steve Buckwalter, Cap Henry, Austin Bishop, Jared Esh, Steve Downs, Doug Hammaker, Pat Cannon, Tyler Ross, Brad Howard, Aaron Bollinger, Kyle Moody, Hunter Schuerenberg, Chris Arnold

305 sprint cars, 20 laps: 1. Austin Reed, 2. Devin Adams, 3. Jeff Geiges, 4. Dave Grube, 5. Brandon McClain, 6. Buddy Schweibinz, 7. Erin Statler, 8. Mikell McGee, 9. Tyler Snook, 10. Logan Spahr, 11. Austin Graby, 12. Will Brunson, 13. Dustin Young, 14. Steve Kenawell, 15. Rowdy Heffner, 16. Doug Dodson, 17. Ron Aurand, 18. Ken Duke Jr., 19. Kenny Heffner, 20. Scott Frack, 21. Garrett Bard, 22. Kassidy Kreitz, 23. Justin Mills, 24. Dominic Melair

DNQ: Rob Felix, Donovan Knokey, Ronnie Rough, Tim Iulg, Drew Young, Mike Melair

 

BAPS Motor Speedway   9/16/21

410 Sprints

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 48-Danny Dietrich[1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks[4]; 3. 8L-Freddie Rahmer[12]; 4. 10X-Ryan Smith[2]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[15]; 6. 13-Justin Peck[5]; 7. 39-Chase Dietz[6]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri[8]; 9. 58-Troy Wagaman Jr[10]; 10. 17B-Bill Balog[7]; 11. 75-Tyler Ross[14]; 12. 8-Aaron Reutzel[16]; 13. 99M-Kyle Moody[3]; 14. 27-Devon Borden[11]; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard[19]; 16. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[13]; 17. 44B-Dave Brown[22]; 18. 44-Dylan Norris[24]; 19. 4-Dwight Leppo[18]; 20. (DNF) 33-Riley Emig[20]; 21. (DNF) 77K-Steve Kisamore[23]; 22. (DNF) M1-Mark Smith[9]; 23. (DNF) 07-Mark Coldren[21]; 24. (DNF) 4R-Doug Hammaker[17]; 25. (DNF) 9-Gordon Senft Jr[26]; 26. (DNS) 1W-Aaron Bollinger

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 39-Chase Dietz[1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog[2]; 3. 10X-Ryan Smith[4]; 4. 27-Devon Borden[3]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[6]; 6. 8-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]; 8. 44B-Dave Brown[7]; 9. 44-Dylan Norris[9]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 48-Danny Dietrich[1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks[4]; 3. M1-Mark Smith[5]; 4. 8L-Freddie Rahmer[3]; 5. 75-Tyler Ross[7]; 6. 4R-Doug Hammaker[6]; 7. 33-Riley Emig[8]; 8. (DNF) 1W-Aaron Bollinger[2]; 9. (DNS) 9-Gordon Senft Jr

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 99M-Kyle Moody[2]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri[3]; 3. 58-Troy Wagaman Jr[1]; 4. 13-Justin Peck[4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[5]; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo[6]; 7. 07-Mark Coldren[7]; 8. 77K-Steve Kisamore[8]

Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 10X-Ryan Smith, 00:15.141[9]; 2. 27-Devon Borden, 00:15.187[7]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:15.491[4]; 4. 39-Chase Dietz, 00:15.524[8]; 5. 8-Aaron Reutzel, 00:15.584[2]; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 00:15.626[1]; 7. 44B-Dave Brown, 00:15.641[6]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard, 00:15.878[5]; 9. 44-Dylan Norris, 00:15.911[3]

Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks, 00:15.391[3]; 2. 8L-Freddie Rahmer, 00:15.401[6]; 3. 1W-Aaron Bollinger, 00:15.502[4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 00:15.504[2]; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 00:15.509[9]; 6. 4R-Doug Hammaker, 00:15.671[5]; 7. 75-Tyler Ross, 00:15.685[1]; 8. 33-Riley Emig, 00:15.735[8]; 9. 9-Gordon Senft Jr[7]

Qualifying 3 (3 Laps): 1. 13-Justin Peck, 00:15.153[7]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri, 00:15.217[8]; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody, 00:15.551[5]; 4. 58-Troy Wagaman Jr, 00:15.577[2]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 00:15.587[6]; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo, 00:15.898[1]; 7. 07-Mark Coldren, 00:16.765[4]; 8. 77K-Steve Kisamore, 00:16.960[3]

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 

RIVER VALLEY BUILDERS JIM NACE MEMORIAL
39th ANNUAL 410 SPRINT CAR NATIONAL OPEN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,
TO PAY $20,075 TO WIN!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s historic 75th Anniversary Season will culminate with the track’s crown jewel open wheel race, the Jim Nace Memorial 39th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by River Valley Builders, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.

Joining the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars will be the Apache Tree Service PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars in the season finale. Advance ticket holder and pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with all general admission gates opening at 4:30 p.m.

The winner of the prestigious 40-lap National Open will earn $20,075, the East’s highest winner’s share for a non-sanctioned sprint car race! Second-place will take home $6,075 with third-place offering $4,075! The 2021 increased purse will pay $675 to start the main event out of the $52,000-plus purse!

The race format will include time trials, heat races, and a B-main. The Nace family will be sponsoring the $300 Fast Tees Fast Time Award. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m.

For the 12th consecutive year, the National Open will honor the life and memory of the track’s only five-time sprint car champion Jim Nace of Thompsontown, who died in November 2009 following a seven-year battle with cancer.

Anthony Macri of Dillsburg is the defending Jim Nace Memorial National Open champion. He became the 20th different driver to win the race since it started in 1983, with the late Maynard Yingst of Linglestown scoring victories in the first three Opens.

Fred Rahmer of Salfordville is the event’s only five-time winner. Rahmer’s son, Freddie, has finished second in the race the past three years and will be gunning for his first Open victory.

Other past National Open winners include Don Kreitz (2) of Sinking Spring; Dave Blaney of Cortland, Ohio; Keith Kauffman of Mifflintown; Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Sammy Swindell of Cordova, Tenn.; Johnny Mackison of York; Todd Shaffer (4) of Millerstown; Greg Hodnett (4) of York; Lance Dewease (3) of Fayetteville; Stevie Smith of Broken Arrow, Okla.; Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg; Chad Layton of Harrisburg; Pat Cannon (3) of Etters; Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg; Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Mo.; Ryan Smith of Kunkletown; and Logan Wagner of Harrisonville.

This season’s 410 sprint car feature winners at Selinsgrove include Brent Marks of Myerstown (April 25 Tilley Classic and July 4 PA Speedweek), Dietrich (July 20 75th Anniversary Race), Chase Dietz of York (July 24 Summer Championship), and Macri (August 28 Gunn Memorial).

In the Lelands.com 410 sprint car standings, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove holds a 110-point lead over Dietrich for the series championship. Jason Shultz of Carlisle sits in the third spot, trailing the leader by 190 points.

The Apache Tree Service 305 sprint cars will compete in their seventh and final event of the season at the track. Three-time winner Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery has a mere 90-point lead over Ken Duke of Selinsgrove. Doug Dodson of Middletown is in contention for the series championship in the third position.

In addition to Bard, Nick Sweigart of Myerstown; Justin Mills of Bloomingburg, N.Y.; and most recently Domenic Melair of Warrington have scored single 305 sprint car wins at Selinsgrove this season.

Title sponsor River Valley Builders, located just two miles from Selinsgrove Speedway at 70 Paramount Road in Selinsgrove, is the region’s premier modular homebuilder offering standard home plans to complete customization options. Visit rivervalleybuild.com for additional information.

For fans who can’t attend in-person, the race will be available to purchase as a live PPV event on sprintcarunlimited.tv.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY: A Motorsports Tradition for Generations

Selinsgrove Speedway’s grand motorsports tradition began July 20, 1946, when Bill Holland of Philadelphia won the first race. Since that historic day, Holland went on to win the 1949 Indy 500, and many of motorsports’ most famous drivers have turned laps at the iconic half-mile dirt track designed by legendary Hollywood stuntman and race car driver Joie Chitwood. The speedway, celebrating its momentous 75th anniversary in 2021, will continue its legacy of rip-roaring open wheel and stock car racing this season and for future generations!

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2021:
RACING:
410 Sprint Cars (Jim Nace Memorial National Open)
305 Sprint Cars
QUALIFYING: 7PM
GATES:
Advance Ticket Holder & Pit Gates: 4PM
All General Admission Gates: 4:30PM
ADMISSION:
Adults: $30
Students (12-17): $15
Kids 11 & Under Free GA
Reserved Seats Add $2
Pit Passes: $40
2021 JIM NACE MEMORIAL 39th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN PURSE: 1) $20,075 2) $6,075 3) $4,075 4) $2,575 5) $2,075 6) $1,775 7) $1,475 8) $1,375 9) $1,275 10) $1,175 11) $1,075 12) $875 13) $775 14-24) $675
TOW: $150
RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 26 6PM

 

 

59th Annual Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil National Open Just Weeks Away!

Match-Up Puts Focus Of Sprint Car World On Williams Grove Speedway October 1 & 2 With Saturday $75,000 Finale On Tap

9/12/21

Mechanicsburg – The biggest and richest sprint car race in the East is coming up at Williams Grove Speedway as the 59th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open is slated for Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2.

Sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series, the two-day affair on October 1 and 2 is slated to set the sprint car world on its ear, with its eyes focused on the Mechanicsburg oval.

Slated for October 1, the National Open Preliminary will feature a 25-lap main paying $10,000 to the winner on Friday night.

Then on Saturday, October 2, the 2021 Champion Racing Oil National Open will again offer the biggest winner’s share in the history of the oval at $75,000 to take the win.

The widely acclaimed 40-lap race offers a Saturday A-Main total purse eclipsing $130,000!

The National Open will see the 2021 Williams Grove Speedway Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car series champion crowned at the conclusion of Saturday’s main event.

Four-time National Open champion Lance Dewease of Fayetteville is poised to try to wrap up his seventh career track title with his runs in the two-day Open events.

Dewease will also be trying to take his fifth crown in the Open after claiming laurels in 1996, 2001, 2002 and 2018.

Donny Schatz is the defending Champion Racing Oil National Open winner.

The North Dakota driver and perennial World of Outlaws series champion is the winningest driver in the history of the event having scored his sixth checkers in the race last season.

David Gravel scored the preliminary event last year.

Adult general admission for October 1 is set at $35 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $15. Adult admission for October 2 is $40 with youth priced at $20.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Both nights of action are slated to get underway at 7:30 pm.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Jack Gunn Legacy To Be Honored Friday At Williams Grove Speedway

9/12/21

Mechanicsburg - This Friday’s All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints event at Williams Grove Speedway will honor late, great, promoter Jack Gunn.

The Jack Gunn Memorial Dirt Classic Qualifier will pay the winner a healthy $7,000.

First run in 1983, the Gunn Memorial honors late Williams Grove promoter Jack Gunn, a native of Hancock, Maryland.

Gunn was a Hall of Fame Promoter who heralded the speedway as promoter from 1967 until his untimely death from cancer at the age of 48 in 1980.

He began working at the track during the early 1960s as an announcer and honed his skill on the microphone while eventually relaying his talents into the oval’s captain.

It was during his tenure at the helm of Williams Grove Speedway that Gunn rose to prominence on the local and national scene and he took the facility with him.

During his career at Williams Grove, Gunn also promoted with much success at other area tracks.

Gunn’s mark on both Williams Grove and the region itself was to help raise sprint car racing to not only a weekly division but a premiere weekly headline division at that.

Gunn was feted nationally as 1979 Promoter of the Year.

While at the top of his game, he not only stood at the helm at both Williams Grove and Selinsgrove Speedways, but he was also doing the job at Hagerstown, (Maryland) and Penn National Speedways.

In his day, Jack Gunn was known as the most powerful promoter in the East.

And it is that reputation and skill that Williams Grove Speedway will honor yet again this week with the running of the All Stars Jack Gunn Memorial.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

59th Annual Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil National Open Just Weeks Away!

Match-Up Puts Focus Of Sprint Car World On Williams Grove Speedway October 1 & 2 With Saturday $75,000 Finale On Tap

9/12/21

Mechanicsburg – The biggest and richest sprint car race in the East is coming up at Williams Grove Speedway as the 59th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open is slated for Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2.

Sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series, the two-day affair on October 1 and 2 is slated to set the sprint car world on its ear, with its eyes focused on the Mechanicsburg oval.

Slated for October 1, the National Open Preliminary will feature a 25-lap main paying $10,000 to the winner on Friday night.

Then on Saturday, October 2, the 2021 Champion Racing Oil National Open will again offer the biggest winner’s share in the history of the oval at $75,000 to take the win.

The widely acclaimed 40-lap race offers a Saturday A-Main total purse eclipsing $130,000!

The National Open will see the 2021 Williams Grove Speedway Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car series champion crowned at the conclusion of Saturday’s main event.

Four-time National Open champion Lance Dewease of Fayetteville is poised to try to wrap up his seventh career track title with his runs in the two-day Open events.

Dewease will also be trying to take his fifth crown in the Open after claiming laurels in 1996, 2001, 2002 and 2018.

Donny Schatz is the defending Champion Racing Oil National Open winner.

The North Dakota driver and perennial World of Outlaws series champion is the winningest driver in the history of the event having scored his sixth checkers in the race last season.

David Gravel scored the preliminary event last year.

Adult general admission for October 1 is set at $35 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $15. Adult admission for October 2 is $40 with youth priced at $20.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Both nights of action are slated to get underway at 7:30 pm.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

JASON COVERT GETS FIRST LINCOLN SUPER LATE VICTORY; Young-gun Jayden Wolf Wins in Second Lincoln 358 Start; Ken Duke Jr Declared Winner after DQ

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 18 (7:30 p.m.) DIRT CLASSIC VIII presented by Schmuck Lumber Company for All Star Sprints ($20,000 to win) [rain date: Sunday, August 19]

Saturday, September 25 (6:00 p.m.) PA Karting Grand Nationals

Saturday, October 2 Tractor & Truck Pull presented by Crownstone Equipment

Abbottstown, PA (September 11, 2021) – After his dominating win on Saturday night, Jason Covert was quick to point out that this was his first super late victory at Lincoln, “I’ve won two limited races here, this is the first super race I’ve won here. I told Bryan I’d love to go to Lincoln to race, yeah, we need money, but I don’t care what it paid. I just wanted to win a super race here and we did it.”

Covert started on the front row of the 30-lap feature alongside pole-sitter, Shaun Jones, “It helped to be on the outside front row. He got the jump on me there and then he went to the bottom in 3 and 4 and that opened the top.”

Once Covert took the lead, he never looked back.

Pole-sitter Shaun Jones got a solid start when the green flag dropped with Tyler Horst and Covert battling for second. Horst had second coming out of turn 2 but Covert got him back to hold on to the runner-up spot.

Horst looked under Covert again, but Covert had his eyes set on Jones for the lead. Covert looked to the outside of Jones for the lead and had the advantage at the line by a mere .019 seconds on lap 2.

Bryan Bernheisel was battling Horst for third and took the spot. Horst had it back briefly on the backstretch, but Bernheisel held the spot at the line.

Covert had a 2.267 second lead over Jones when he caught the tail end of the field on lap 7.

Bernheisel was closing in on Jones as they worked their way through heavy lapped traffic. Jones was eventually able to pull away from Bernheisel in lapped traffic.

Covert’s lead was up to 3.360 seconds at the halfway point. Covert’s sizeable advantage over Jones was wiped away with a caution on lap 16. Pancho Lawler and Chad Myers got together on the front stretch, right in front of Covert.

Covert avoided the melee and led Jones, Bernheisel, Horst and Brett Schadel to the cone for the restart.

Dylan Yoder was looking to get into the top five and went three wide coming out of turn 4 with Schadel and Horst. Schadel took fourth, Yoder got up to fifth and Horst fell back to sixth.

Horst was trying to get fifth back from Yoder when the yellow came out on lap 21 for Dan Weisser who was stopped in turn 2.

Covert led Jones, Bernheisel, Schadel, and Dylan Yoder for the late race restart.

Covert took the checkered flag for his first super late model win at Lincoln 3.041 seconds ahead of Jones. Bernheisel crossed the line third. Yoder was fourth and Schadel completed the top five.

Super Late Model heat race wins went to Dylan Yoder, Andrew Yoder and Tyler Horst.

Young-gun Jayden Wolf Wins in Second Lincoln 358 Start

In only his second career start in the 358 sprint division at Lincoln, and his fifth start overall in a 358 sprint car, Jayden Wolf wired the field for his first win on Saturday night, “To be honest with you I’m speechless. I didn’t think I was even going to be in the top 10. This is incredible and I am very grateful for where I am right now.”

Wolf held off an early race charge from Justin Foster, “I was just planning on getting a good start and just hoping to keep it straight and smooth and that’s what we did.”

Later in the race veteran driver, Steve Owings, was challenging Wolf for the lead, “Being new I was just worried about over driving or driving over my head, getting too nervous.”

Saturday Night was the final race in the MacMor Construction 358 Summer Series. Going into the 25-lape feature, Travis Scott held a 45-point lead over Chris Frank in the series points.

Hayden Miller and Jayden Wolf shared the front row for the start of the feature with Wolf leading the field into turn 1. Miller was running second and Justin Foster was third. Scott started third with Foster getting by him on the start. Scott looked to take the spot back as the two raced wheel-to-wheel down the back stretch. Foster held the position by a nose at the line on lap 2.

Scott dove under Foster going into turn 3 to take second but the caution came out before the pass was official. The lap 3 caution was for Dan Richcreek who was facing the wrong direction in turn 2.

Wolf led Miller, Foster, Scott and Owings to the cone for the single-file restart. Wolf held the lead with Foster getting a solid jump on Scott. Scott reeled in Foster in one lap just in time for another yellow flag on lap 4 for Zachary Cool who got sideways in turn 1.

There was no change in the top five for the restart. Foster looked to the outside of Miller for second but could not complete the pass. Scott was being challenged by Owings for fourth with Wolf pulling away from the field.

Owings got by Scott for fourth on lap 9 just as Wolf was entering lapped traffic.

Foster would be Owings’ next victim. Owings got by Foster going down the back stretch to take third on lap 11 and went straight to work on reeling in Miller.

Wolf had heavy lapped traffic in front of him, allowing Miller and Owings to close in.

The caution came out again on lap 14 when Billy Heltzel stopped in turn 3.

The top five for the restart were Wolf, Miller, Owings, Foster and Scott. Owings got to the outside of Miller in turns 1 and 2 to take second.

Owings caught Wolf and was looking for a way to get by the young driver for the lead. Lapped traffic loomed ahead of the leaders with 10 laps to go.

The yellow flag flew on lap 20 when Zach Allman came to a stop in turn 2.

Wolf paced the field ahead of Owings, Miller, Foster and Scott on the restart.

Wolf got a good jump on the start. Owings was good in turns 1 and 2 with Wolf having the advantage in turns 3 and 4.

The red flag came out on lap 22 when Mason Chaney took a wild ride in turns 1 and 2.

Foster looked to the outside of Miller on the restart and the two raced wheel to wheel down the back stretch with Foster making the pass for third.

Miller, Scott and Riley Emig were battling for fourth as the laps wound down.

Wolf got to the checkered flag .499 seconds ahead of Owings for this first win. Foster held on to third. Scott finished fourth, securing his first Summer Series Championship. Miller completed the top five.

Heat race winners in the 358 sprint car division were Chad Criswell, Cameron Smith and Riley Emig.

Ken Duke Jr Declared Winner after DQ

Mike Melair ran an impressive race and wired the field for what appeared to be his first win at Lincoln. Melair failed to go to the scales after the 20-lap feature resulting in him being disqualified from the race. With the DQ, Ken Duke Jr. was awarded the win on Saturday night.

Melair started on the pole with Kristina Pratt to his outside. Pratt was penalized on the start for not being side-by-side at the chalk line. That put Ken Duke Jr. on the outside of row 1.

Melair took the lead when the green flag dropped. Duke was right there and the two raced side-by-side down the back stretch. Melair held the lead and the two raced wheel-to-wheel coming out of turn 2 with Melair once again holding on to the top spot.

Melair used some good runs out of turn 2 to create space between him and Duke.

Garrett Bard, who won both 305 sprint features at Lincoln in 2020, was up to fourth from his sixth starting spot. Bard was all of Mikell McGee for third.

The caution came out on lap 7 when Kenny Heffner came to a stop on the front stretch.

Melair led Duke, Bard, McGee and Justin Mills to the cone for the restart. Bard got a run on Duke using the high line creating a three-car battle for the lead.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 9 when Erin Stattler and Dominic Melair got tighter on the inside of turn 4. Austin Reed and Donnie Hendershot were stopped in the top of turn 4.

Duke was trying everything to get by Melair. He looked to the inside of the leader, but the caution came out on lap 10 when Dustin Young spun in turn 2.

Bard looked under Duke for second as they drove into turn 1 but was not able to make the pass. Mills drove under McGee in turn 4 to take fourth on lap 13.

Lapped traffic loomed ahead of the leaders as the laps wound down. Bard once again looked to the inside of Duke as they worked through lapped traffic but did not make the pass.

With Melair’s DQ, Duke was scored the winner. Bard was second and Mills finished third. McGee was fourth and Doug Dodson completed the top five.

The 305 sprint car heat races were won by Justin Mills, Kenny Heffner, Erin Stattler and Garrett Bard.

Next Saturday, September 18, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Dirt Classic VIII featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions. Racing starts at 7:00PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, September 11, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Super Late Models:

Super Late Model Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 43A-Jason Covert ($3,000); 2. 32J-Shaun Jones; 3. 119-Bryan Bernheisel; 4. 24-Dylan Yoder; 5. 22-Brett Schadel; 6. 14-Tyler Hurst; 7. 1-Gene Knaub; 8. 2-Andrew Yoder; 9. 27-Jim Yoder; 10. 4-Gary Stuhler; 11. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 12. 15-Scott Flickinger; 13. 21M-Matt Murphy; 14. 121-Larry Neiderer; 15. 68-DJ Groft; 16. 13M-JT McLanigan; 17. 19-Drew Weissel (DNF); 18. 93-Pancho Lawler (DNF); 19. 21-Chad Myers (DNF); 20. 00 III-Harry Shipe III (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Shaun Jones (1) & Jason Covert (2-30)

Super Late Model Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 24-Dylan Yoder; 2. 119-Bryan Bernheisel; 3. 27-Jim Yoder; 4. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 5. 93-Pancho Lawler; 6. 121-Larry Neiderer; 7. 19-Drew Weisser

Super Late Model Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 2-Andrew Yoder; 2. 43A-Jason Covert; 3. 22-Brett Schadel; 4. 21m-Matt Murphy; 5. 13m-JT McLanigan; 6. 68-DJ Groft; 7. 00 III-Harry Shipe III

Super Late Model Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 14-Tyler Horst; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 32J-Shaun Jones; 4. 4-Gary Stuhler; 5. 15-Scott Flickinger; 6. 21-Chad Myers

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars

358 Feature (25 laps) – 1. 7-Jayden Wolf ($1,500); 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 23-Justin Foster; 4. 5-Travis Scott; 5. 11H-Hayden Miller; 6. 33-Riley Emig; 7. 84M-Chad Criswell; 8. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 9. 69-Cameron Smith; 10. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 11. 4-Zane Rudisill; 12. 00-Chris Frank; 13. 00-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 14. 38-Brett Strickler; 15. 28-Matt Findley; 16. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 17. 19-Ashley Cappetta; 18. 59-Steve Wilbur; 19. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 20. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 21. 99-Zachary Cool; 22. 96-Billy Heltzel; 23. 8CR-Mason Chaney (DNF); 24. 5a-Zachary Allman (DNF); 25. 80M-Dan Richcreek (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 84m-Chad Criswell; 2. 23-Justin Foster; 3. 7-Jayden Wolf; 4. 38-Brett Strickler; 5. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 4-Zane Rudisill; 7. 59-Steve Wilbur; 8. 80m-Dan Richcreek; 9. 99-Zachary Cool (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 69-Cameron Smith; 2. 11H-Hayden Miller; 3. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 00F-Chris Frank; 5. 19-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 7. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 8. 96-Billy Heltzel

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 33-Riley Emig; 2. 5-Travis Scott; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 8. 5a-Zachary Allman

PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars:

PASS/IMCA 305 Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. M1-Justin Mills; 4. 11M-Mikell McGee; 5. 20-Doug Dodson; 6. 99-George Riden; 7. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 8. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 9. 7-Aiden Borden; 10. 21-Rob Felix; 11. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 12. 34-Austin Reed; 13. 80-Dave Wickham; 14. 83-Larry McVey; 15. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 16. 97-Kenny Heffner; 17. 87-Austin Graby; 18. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 19. 71-Alyssa Rowe; 20. 25-Dustin Young; 21. 51-Dave Graber; 22. 36-Dominic Melair (DNF); 23. 2-Erin Stattler (DNF); 24. 54-Mike Melair (DQ)

Lap Leaders – Mike Melair (1-20)

PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. M1-Justin Mills; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 11m-Mikell McGee; 4. 83-Larry McVey; 5. 71-Alyssa Rowe; 6. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 7. 87-Austin Graby; 8. 58-Nate Emig

PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 97-Kenny Heffner; 2. 54-Mike Melair; 3. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 4. 7-Aiden Borden; 5. 36-Dominic Melair; 6. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 7. 11-Dylan Smith; 8. 34-Austin Reed (DNF)

PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 2-Erin Stattler; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 99-George Riden; 4. 21c-Jarrett Cavalet; 5. 21-Rob Felix; 6. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 7. 91J-John Fiore; 8. 17K-Donovyn Knokey (DNF)

PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 80-Dave Wickham; 3. 25-Dustin Young; 4. 51-Dave Graber; 5. 11w-Donnie Wise (DNF); 6. 50-Michael Keen (-1); 7. 43-JR Booth (DNF); 8. 19A-Tim Iulg (DNS)

PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Consy Finish (8 laps) – 1. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 2. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 3. 87-Austin Graby; 4. 34-Austin Reed; 5. 91-John Fiore; 6. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 7. 58-Nate Emig; 8. 11-Dylan Smith (DNS); 9. 43-DJ Booth (DNS); 10. 17K-Donavyn Knokey (DNS); 11. 50-Michael Keen (DNS)

 

 

Logan Wagner Completes Historic 2021 Season at Port Royal Speedway with 54th Annual Tuscarora 50 Triumph

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept 12, 2021) – Logan Wagner capped off a historic season at the Port Royal Speedway with a late-race pass of Lance Dewease to claim the biggest victory of his career in the 54th Annual Tuscarora 50 presented by Ramsey's Car Wash & Garage and Packer's Concessions, LLC..

Wagner tied the legendary Keith Kauffman one night prior as the only drivers in Speedway history to win four consecutive track points titles and he bookended the season with the $54,000 All FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 triumph on Saturday.

Combined with lap money and other awards, Wagner won a total of $56,075 and further stamped himself in the Port Royal Speedway history books in front of a sell-out crowd on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

"I'm living in a dream man and I'm in an ultimate universe. It's unreal," said Wagner in front a raucous crowd of friends and family. "
Prior to the start of the feature event, Wagner kicked off the evening by setting fast time during qualifying to earn $1200 courtesy of Packers Concessions and Tedd Reitz and he added another $200 later via Reitz when he picked up his heat win.

However, courtesy of a fortunate re-draw, it was Rico Abreu taking the green-flag form the pole position with Wagner sitting in second. Last season's Tuscarora 50 saw Abreu lead a majority of the race before a mechanical failure ended his bid for the cash and he picked right back up where he left off by leading lap one over Wagner, night two winner Daryn Pittman, Dewease and Tyler Courtney.

Lap two saw Dewease crack the podium for the first time of the night and two laps later, the Hometown Kid Dylan Cisney moved into the top-five form his sixth starting spot. Dewease used his familiar low groove to slip by Wagner for the second position on the same lap and set his sights on Abreu, who was pulling away from the pack.

On lap seven Abreu met the tail end of the pack and within four laps, Dewease was all over Abreu for the top spot in lapped traffic. Abreu struggled to dispatch of the lapped car of AJ Flick and that left an opening for Dewease to capitalize on the bottom of turn's three and four to lead lap 12.

Cisney continued his trek forward on lap 13 as he moved into the fourth position and one lap later Macri cracked the top-five form his eighth starting spot.

Lap 17 saw Wagner drive through the middle of turn's three and four around the outside of Abreu for the second position and the Harrisonville, Pa. native set his sights on a shot at glory and Dewease.

Dewease held steady up front as the field neared the halwfay mark of the event, but Wagner was closing fast. As the field took the yellow flag for the halfway mark, all eyes were on Dewease as he appeared to be leaking oil and smoke was billowing from his famed baby blue No. 69k.

While under the yellow Dewease's team worked hard to find the root of the problem and Dewease actually exited the car to clean his steering wheel and driver's suit of oil. The team added two quarts of oil and made repairs to the oil pressure gauge as Wagner's team sat patiently behind him and made slight adjustments for the second half of the 50-lap event.

"I didn't know what was going on with Lance and I hate to see someone blow up, but I'll be honest I was hoping to see him blow up," said Wagner. "I knew we had something for him there at the halfway mark. I told the guys at the stop, I'm either bringing. I'm either bring this thing back checkers or wreckers and they told me to let her rip."

For Dewease, he was just trying to hang on and get past the issues with the oil leak.

"Honestly we ran out of tear offs after the first 10 laps and I couldn't even barely hold onto the steering wheel with the amount of oil coming out," said Dewease. "I kind of felt like we might be a sitting duck out there, but we just tried to do our best under the break there to try and get to the finish."

If Dewease couldn't see, it was tough for the fans to tell as he again raced out the lead over Wagner and Abreu when the field returned to green. Macri moved into the fourth position on lap 28 and three laps later Dewease again approached the tail end of the field.

Whether it was the oil leak or dirty air conditions, Dewease was struggling to make up speed in lapped traffic and Wagner was again closing. However, he nearly threw it all away when he smacked the outside guardrail in turn's three and four trying to get around the lapped car of Kyle Reinhardt.

"I stuffed it in the fence a couple times and I was just driving my hardest to try and get by him and in a position to win," said Wagner. "I got in there and got off Reinhardt's right rear and I hit the wall and I knew that was on me to regroup and go."

Wagner regained his composure, while Macri slid into a podium position two laps later. With 15 to go it was a quad of Port Royal regulars holding down the front four spots as Cisney moved into fourth. Moments later the caution flew with 15 laps remaining as Zeb Wise shredded a left rear tire on the frontstretch.

Macri took advantage of the restart and slid Wagner for second, however the caution again flew before a lap could be completed for debris as a result of Zeb Wise. Wise's wing had sustained damage as a result of the previous blown tire and was the reason for the yellow.

This time Wagner was ready for Macri's attempt and he remained steady a few carlengths behind Dewease in second. One lap later the caution flew again for a slowing Tyler Courtney. Courtney was running eighth and appeared to be suffering from a right flat tire under the previous caution and tagged the tail of the field after replacing the tire.

11th-place starter and night one winner Brent Marks made his way into the top five following the restart and with 10 laps remaining, Wagner was slowly chipping away at Dewease's advantage. With six laps to go Dewease entered lapped traffic and with three to go Wagner was stalking his prey.

Dewease checked up slightly for the lapped car of Kyle Reinhardt entering turn three and that allowed Wagner to dive under for the leadentering turn four. However, Dewease was able to complete the crossover move and pulled back ahead to lead the lap with the two-to-go sign showing in the flagstand.

This time Wagner went to the highside in turn's one and two and he completed the pass for the lead down the backstretch. He dove back to the bottom in turn's three and four to put two lapped cars between him and Dewease and brought the record-high crowd to their feet as he took the white flag.

One more lap sat between the four-time track champion and date with destiny and Wagner played it safe by driving through the middle of turn's one and two. He cruised down the backstretch, hit his marks in turn's three and four and completed the fairytale ending by taking the checkered flag by a margin of 1.440 seconds over Dewease and Macri.

"That was awesome to race Lance clean and I didn't know how many laps were left and I was just driving as hard as I could," said Wagner. "This is unbelievable. We passed him on the bottom. A few years ago I couldn't run a slick track to save my life and this is all about my Team Zemco guys and the track crew. I can't believe it!"

For Dewease, he was happy for Wagner but ultimately was disappointed in the runner-up result.

"Logan has been pretty good all week and pretty good all year and he deserved to win it and I didn't," said Dewease. "I drove 40 laps not being able to see, not being able to hit the pedal and it was just tough. We're not here for second though."

For Macri, it was his second consecutive season on the podium of the crown jewel event. He believed he had a chance, but needed a restart to get to the front.

"We had a plan to kind of conserve the first 25 laps and save our tires and my guys told me we were in good shape for the second 25," said Macri. "We got Logan on that one restart and it got called off right away and I was kind of swearing under my helmet. I guess that was maybe our best shot, but overall we had a third-place car and congrats to Logan and his guys on the win."

After not completing a lap in time trials or heat race action and coming up just short in the B-main, Blane Heimbach not only earned the 23rd Annual Will Gamble Award as the highest non-qualifying local driver, but he took a provisional to start the field and he charged forward from 29th to finish 12th an earn the $200 Valley Supply Hard Charger Award.

Kyle Reinhardt finished 23rd and as a result of a random draw in victory lane earned the $6000 J$S Fabrication Award presented by Jim & Sandy Kline. In total, Reinhardt brought home a total of $7500 as a result in his homecoming to Central Pennsylvania with the All Stars.

Michael Walter II earned a $1000 Hard Luck Award presented by Buttonwood Campground as the second highest non-qualifying local Port Royal driver, while Pat Cannon picked up $100 as the hard charger in the non-qualifier feature courtesy of Chapel's Country Creamery.

Wagner also earned $500 in memory of Alfred Jamison via his family and friends while Cory Eliason scored an additional $170 for his 17th-place finish via Turn It Up Media.

Kyle Moody made a last lap pass on Lynton Jeffrey in the non-qualifier feature pay off for $2100 and a guaranteed spot in next season's 55th Annual Tuscarora 50. All drivers competing in the non-qualifier race received an additional $100 via Valley Supply.

410 Sprint Car Feature Results: (50 Laps): 1. Logan Wagner; 2. Lance Dewease; 3. Anthony Macri; 4. Dylan Cisney; 5. Brent Marks; 6. Spencer Bayston; 7. Mike Wagner; 8. Bill Balog; 9. Rico Abreu; 10. Gerard McIntyre; 11. Gio Scelzi; 12. Blane Heimbach; 13. T.J. Stutts; 14. Danny Dietrich; 15. Daryn Pittman; 16. Sye Lynch; 17. Cory Eliason; 18. Ian Madsen; 19. Justin Peck; 20. Tyler Bear; 21. Justin Whittall; 22. Devon Borden; 23. Kyle Reinhardt; 24. A.J. Flick; 25. Tyler Courtney; 26. Zeb Wise; 27. Hunter Schuerenberg; 28. Lucas Wolfe; 29. Freddie Rahmer.

 

 

Daryn Pittman Picks Up 'The Night Before the 50' at Port Royal Speedway while Logan Wagner and Dylan Yoder Lock Up Track Championships

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept 11, 2021) – Daryn Pittman scored his third career Port Royal Speedway victory Friday night during the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Night Befiore the 50 presented by Tedd Reitz.

The win was Pittman's 10th career All Star triumph and was his first aboard the Swindell SpeedLab No. 39 in a part-time role. He now has 10 career All Star victories and with the win he secured a locked-in spot for Saturday's $54,000 to win Tuscarora 50 presented by Ramsey's Car Wash and Garage and Packer's Concessions, LLC..

"To get a win during Tuscarora 50 weekend and on this stage against this field is pretty special," said Pittman. "Obviously our goal is to be here tomorrow, but it's been a good weekend and we'll definitely savor this one a little bit."

Pittman and series regular Cory Eliason led the field of 28 cars to the green flagstand it was Pittman getting the early jump on the field. The top three drivers all settled into their positions, while sixth-place starter Anthony Macri moved into fourth on lap one.

The first caution of the event flew on lap two when Ryan Smith came to a slow on the frontstretch. Macri continued his march forward as he moved into third on the start, while fifth-place starter Rico Abreu followed suit into fourth.

By lap eight, the leaders were already in lapped traffic and Eliason took his first shot at the lead with a slide job attempt, but Pittman crossed back under to the lead, Meanwhile, Abreu also attempted a slider on Macri for third and Macri too pulled back ahead to hold the spot.

Things were starting to get dicey and it showed as Abreu and Macri got together entering turn one, with Abreu spinning and blowing a tire. Macri too did a 360 and both drivers were forced to the rear of the field as a result and would continue on. Eighth-place running Hunter Schuerenberg went to the pits as well with a flat tire.

Eliason again threw his very best slide job attempt at Pittman at the return to green-flag action, but again Pittman was too strong off the top. Two laps later, third-place running Lucas Wolfe was challenging for the runner-up spot as well and proving his $500 Packer's Concessions Fast Time Award earlier in the night was no fluke.

However, the second caution of the night flew on lap 13 for a slowing Justin Whittall to slow all momentum.

Eliason gave it the old college try on the restart, but it was Wolfe who was able to capitalize as he moved into the runner-up spot as a result. Seventh-place starter Gio Scezi moved into fourth on the following lap and two laps later just past the halfway mark 22nd-place starter Lance Dewease cracked the top-ten for the first time of the night.

After a bit of a slip up to start the race, fourth-place starter Logan Wagner found his footing and showed he'd be a contender as he moved into a podium on the same lap. Wagner was earlier crowned track champion for the fourth consecutive season after only needing to take the green.

On lap 19, Pittman was again marred in heavy lapped traffic and Wolfe and Wagner were starting to put the pressure on him for the lead. However, the red flag flew when fourth-place running Eliason made contact with the turn three guardrail and flipped upside down and over the fence. He was ok and a brief stoppage occurred to get the car un-lodged from the fence.

With clean air ahead of him, Pittman got a great restart and second through fourth settled into position. 10th-place starter Brian Brown cracked the top-five one lap later and Scelzi got by Wagner for a podium spot on lap 23.

However, the race was Pittman's to lose. With two laps to go, he closed in on the tail of the field, but Wolfe would not ever mount another comeback as he ultimately took the checkered flag by a margin of for the first time of the year.

Wolfe, Scelzi, Wagner and Brown rounded out the top five. Dewease, Justin Peck, Sye Lynch, Spencer Bayston and night one winner Brent Marks completed the top ten. Dewease earned the $200 Valley Supply Hard Charger by advancing 16 positions in the A-main and TJ Stutts earned the $1000 J&S Fabrication Warrior Award with a random number draw of 20.

"The cautions really played into our favor tonight and not getting into traffic much and clean air helped a ton," said Pittman. "I'd feel good for about three laps after each caution and then the car would kind of go away. I got to thank all my guys for getting me here and this is pretty cool."

For Wolfe he believes that he had a car capable of contending if not for multiple yellow flags. As a result of his win during last season's non qualifier feature victory, he's already locked into the Tuscarora 50 starting lineup.

"We never really got into traffic, so it was really clear sailing for the leader." said Wolfe. "This is a challenging track and challenging field, but we're pretty happy with a second and what we did tonight. We're already in the show, but I think you want to be near the front tomorrow and set ourselves up for 50 strong laps against a ton of strong cars. So we're definitely not resting on that spot."

410 Sprint Car Feature Results- (30 Laps): 1. Daryn Pittman; 2. Lucas Wolfe; 3. Gio Scelzi; 4. Logan Wagner; 5. Brian Brown; 6. Lance Dewease; 7. Justin Peck; 8. Sye Lynch; 9. Spencer Bayston; 10. Brent Marks; 11. Bill Balog; 12. Dylan Cisney; 13. Anthony Macri; 14. Tyler Courtney; 15. Freddie Rahmer; 16. Mike Wagner; 17. Ian Madsen; 18. Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 19. Hunter Schuerenberg; 20. T.J. Stutts; 21. Jared Esh; 22. Kyle Reinhardt; 23. Lynton Jeffrey; 24. Rico Abreu; 25. Cory Eliason; 26. A.J. Flick; 27. Justin Whittall; 28. Ryan Smith.

Jason Covert picked up the River Valley Builders Super Late Model feature victory from the fifth starting position after Trevor Feathers blew a tire while leading late in the 25-lap event. The win was worth $3500 courtesy of Lauver's Concessions.

A late caution threatened to provide opportunity for multiple drivers, however Covert was able to pull away with ease over the final two laps to take the checkered flag by a margin of 2.027 seconds.

Dylan Yoder, Andy Huas, Gary Stuhler and Jeff Rine completed the top-five, while Colton Flinner, Chad Myers, Tim Smith Jr., Jim Yoder and Andrew Wylie completed the top-ten.

While Covert scored the win, all eyes were on Yoder and Stuhler as the two entered the night only 10-points apart for the River Valley Builder Super Late Model championship. Stuhler entered the night as the leader, but with various scenarios giving the title to either him or Yoder, the race was on to the front of the field.

Both drivers stayed glued to each other throughout the race and whenever one passed a car, it seemed the other would come back with a pass themselves. With two laps to go, Yoder sat in third and Stuhler in fourth. Yoder needed to get to second to clinch his second title with the division, while Stuhler was in position to clinch his first title at the track.

Yoder tried a move on Haus for second on the white flag lap, but couldn't make the move stick. Exiting turn two on the final lap, Yoder smacked his tail off the guardrail and got a run down the backstretch on Haus, while all Stuhler could do was watch. Haus and Yoder entered turn three and Yoder threw a hellacious slider at Haus. The move paid off and Yoder came to the checkered flag as the 2021 champion, while Stuhler's storybook season came up short by only five markers.

Super Late Model Feature Results- (25 laps)- 1.Jason Covert 2. Dylan Yoder 3. Andy Haus 4. Gary Stuhler 5. Jeff Rine 6. Colton Flinner 7. Chad Myers 8. Tim Smith Jr. 9. Jim Yoder 10. Andrew Wylie 11. Mike Lupfer 12. Hayes Mattern 13. Brett Schadel 14. Trevor Feathers 15. Marvin Winters 16. Dillan Stake 17. Nathan Long 18. Roy Deese 19. Scott Flickinger 20. Andrew Yoder 21. Jeff Miller 22. Jason Shmidt 23. Randy Croop 24. Kody Lyter

 

 

Brent Marks Kicks Off Night 1 of the Tuscarora 50 with the All Stars in Victory Lane

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept 10, 2021) Brent Marks held off everything Bill Balog had to give to pick up the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 feature victory at Port Royal Speedway Thursday night.

The 54th Annual Tuscarora 50 opener was worth $8000 courtesy of Folkens Brothers Trucking and Tedd Reitz and was Marks' first career win with the series. The win also moved Marks into a tie for 30th on the all-time win list at the Juniata County oval with Bobby Davis Jr., Bobby Weaver, Don Kreitz Jr., and Lucas Wolfe with 12 career triumphs.

"It's been a while since we had a super fast track like this and was definitely a little different than we are used to," said Marks. "We'll cherish this one tonight and come back for two more nights and I think we've got a shot come Saturday for the big money."

AJ Flick and Balog led the field of 28 cars to the green flag and it was Flick getting the quick jump on the field to lead lap one over Balog and Daryn Pittman.

With Flick in cruise control out front, Marks started his trek to the front from his fifth starting spit and he moved past Pittman for a podium spot on lap six. Two laps later Flick caught the tail-end of the field, which allowed Balog to pull to the tail tank of Flick coming to start/finish line.

Balog and Flick swapped the lead in turn's one and two and the two made slight contact in turn's three and four to give Balog the lead. The move also halted any momentum Flick had to make a return attempt and gave Marks the runner-up spot.

Marks and Balog traded sliders on each other multiple times over the next two laps and each time Balog was able to pull back ahead. Finally on lap 11, Marks was able to hold off Balog's crossover exiting turn four to lead the lap.

Balog settled into the runner-up position and one lap late Pittman moved past Flick to secure the third position. Two laps later served as a scare for Marks as he drove it into turn's three and four looking to dispatch of the lapped car of Jeff Halligan and Halligan got up over the cushion and smacked hard into the turn four gaurdrail to bring out the red flag.

"It got pretty wicked there in lapped traffic. Being up front and running wide open, I was just trying to be careful as I could," said Marks. "I want to apologize to the 45 car. We never made contact, but I just spooked him and he got into the wall. After that incident I knew I needed to be a little more careful in lapped traffic."

Meanwhile, 21st-place starter Rico Abreu was on the move as well, as he was sitting in the 13th position on the restart. Marks blasted out to the front on the restart and two laps later Abreu powered his way into the top ten.

Marks again blasted out to a hefty lead, while Balog stayed patient in second-place. With 11 laps remaining, Marks was again buried deep in lapped traffic. Staying true to his plan to be more patient, the slower pace allowed Balog to close the gap significantly.

With five laps to go, the pair sat 4 car-lengths apart on the Speedway and with Marks attempting to go around the outside of a lapped car entering turn one the following lap, Balog made his move. He slid under Marks to take the lead briefly, but Marks powered back by down the backstretch.

Balog regrouped and was setting himself up to make one final run at the leader, but one lap later the caution flew for a slowing Hunter Schuerenberg on the frontstretch and set up a three-lap dash for the win.

The clean air was all marks needed as he again busted out to a decent sized lead. That left Balog to fend off Pittman for the runner-up position, while Marks cruised to victory. Marks crossed under the checkered flag by a margin of 2.289 seconds over Balog, Pittman, Cory Eliason and Flick.

Lynton Jeffrey, Abreu, Aaron Reutzel, Brian Brown and Lucas Wolfe rounded out the top ten. Abreu earned the $200 Valley Supply Hard Charger, while 23rd-place finisher Blane Heimbach earned the $1000 J&S Fabrication Warrior Award via random draw as well.

"It's really hard as you're keeping such a torrid pace and then you get to lapped traffic and you've get slowed down and that means the guys behind you are catching you," said Marks. "I just tried to be as smart as possible there at the end and luckily we got that yellow and it allowed us to kind of regroup and control the pace."
For Balog, the runner-up finish was a nice relief following and up and down rookie season on the All Star tour.

"We weren't getting any worse as the race went on and we just kept getting better and better," said Balog. "I didn't realize there was only a handful of laps left and that caution kind of killed us. However I think we pretty much ran out of gas on the white flag lap, so I'm thankful for a second and we'll go from there."

410 Sprint Car Feature Results (30 Laps_: 1. Brent Marks; 2. Bill Balog; 3. Daryn Pittman; 4. Cory Eliason; 5. A.J. Flick; 6. Lynton Jeffrey; 7. Rico Abreu; 8. Aaron Reutzel; 9. Brian Brown; 10. Lucas Wolfe; 11. Anthony Macri; 12. Ian Madsen; 13. Dylan Cisney; 14. Logan Wagner; 15. Gio Scelzi; 16. Mike Wagner; 17. T.J. Stutts; 18. Spencer Bayston; 19. Justin Peck; 20. Tyler Courtney; 21. Hunter Schuerenberg; 22. Kyle Reinhardt; 23. Blane Heimbach; 24. Tyler Walton; 25. Zeb Wise; 26. Jeff Halligan; 27. Gerard McIntyre; 28. Tyler Bear.

DNQ: Hunter Schuerenberg (Provisional); Jeff Halligan (Provisional); Zeb Wise (Provisional); Tyler Walton (Provisional); Cap Henry; Kyle Moody; Skylar Gee; Steve Buckwalter; Justin Whittall; Devon Borden; Ryan Smith; Zach Hampton; Curt Stroup; Danny Dietrich; George Hobaugh; Curt Stroup; Michael Walter II; Jared Esh; Freddie Rahmer; Tyler Reeser; Pat Cannon; Sye Lynch.

Buddy Schweibinz scored his first career Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Car victory Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway.

Rounding out the top-five was Devin Adams, Doug Dodson, Austin Reed and Kenny Heffner. Jeff Weaver, Nathan Gramley, Kruz Kepner, Kassidy Kreitz and Erin Statler completed the top ten.
Donny Wise started form the pole position and he led the first 10 laps of the feature. Schweibinz started the event in third and had moved into the runner-up position early in the event. He slipped by Wise for the feature with 10 laps to go and fifth-place starting Adams got past Wise as well for second one lap later.

A late caution with six laps remaining bunched the field back together, but the race was the rookies race to lose. Schweibinz went on to claim the checkered flag by a margin of 1.159 seconds to cap off the opening night of the Tuscarora 50.

305 Sprint Car Results (20 Laps): 1. Buddy Schweibinz 2. Devin Adamas 3. Doug Dodson 4. Austin Reed 5. Kenny Heffner 6. Jeff Weaver 7. Nathan Gramley 8. Kruz Kepner 9. Kassidy Kreitz 10. Erin Statler 11. Josh Spicer 12. Dustin Young 13. Ryan Lynn 14. Fred Arnold 15. Drew Young 16. Larry McVay 17. Mikell McGee 18. Josh Bricker 19. Reed Thompson 20. Donny Wise 21. Ronnie Rough 22. Garrett Bard 23. Domenic Melair 24. Cale Riegel 25. Nathan Emig 26. Jake Waters

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Set to Host 54th Annual Tuscarora 50 Featuring Record Purse and $54,000 Finale

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Penn (September 8, 2021) – All eyes will be on the Port Royal Speedway this weekend as the best drivers from across the country will gather to help close out the 167th Annual Juniata County Fair with the 54th running of the Tuscarora 50, Sept 9-11.

Sanctioned by the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, the annual spectacle is one of the most highly anticipated events in all the Sprint Car world and this year it's only gotten bigger.

Sponsored by Packer's Concessions, LLC. and Ramsey’s Car Wash & Garage, Saturdays finale will pay a whopping $54,000 to the winner and $1500 to start. Including C-Main, B-Main, a non qualifiers feature and A-Main payouts, the one-day purse currently sits at more than $140,000, which is the largest ever offered in the history of ‘The Speed Palace’. The entire three-day payout for all events tops $215,000.

The three-race weekend kicks off Thursday with a regular All Star sanctioned event presented by Folken's Brothers Trucking and Tedd Reitz paying $8000 to win. Also on the card will be the Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars.

Dave Grube is the current points leader in the 305 division and he also leads the division in wins for the 2021 season with two. He won in the series last visit to the Speedway on August 21st and holds a 25-point advantage over Garrett Bard in the standings. Austyin Reed (-175), Kassidy Kreitz (-300) and Doug Dodson (-300) round out the rest of the top five.

Friday's Night Before the 50 presented by Tedd Reitz will pay $10,000 to win and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models will also be on the card racing for $3500 courtesy of Lauver's Concessions. This event will also be the final points race of the season for both divisions.

Logan Wagner continues to be in full control of the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car points battle in search of his fourth consecutive title at the Speedway. Logan's father, Mike Wagner, sits second in the standings and trails by 230 markers. Dylan Cisney (-320), Jeff Halligan (-335) and Gerard McIntyre (-955) complete the rest of the top-five.

However, in the River Valley Builders Super Late Model division the battle for the championship is as close as it has been in recent memory. The ageless Gary Stuhler currently sits atop the standings by a mere 10-point margin over Dylan Yoder. Colton Flinner (-145), Jeff Rine (-310), and Ross Robinson (-345) complete the top-five. This would be Stuhler's first career track title at the Port Royal Speedway and would add to an illustrious resume for the Greencastle, Pa native affectionately known as 'Mr. Smooth'.

Finally, the three-race weekend ends with the most anticipated event of the year, the Tuscarora 50. The crown-jewel event is the highest paying race on the All Star Circuit of Champions schedule and has been won by the who's who of drivers over it's 54 years of being held.

There will also a full purse paying non-qualifier feature held on Saturday with the winner receiving $2000 and a guaranteed starting spot for next year's event. Lucas Wolfe earned the win and spot last season and is already locked into Saturday's finale as a result.

Last year Lance Dewease picked up his record seventh Tuscarora 50 title and made him a winner of the event in four different decades. Dewease is not scheduled to compete on Thursday night, but enters the weekend with 119 career Port Royal Speedway victories, which leaves him 10 shy of Keith Kauffman on the all-time wins list at the track.

Other past winners include Aaron Reutzel, Donny Schatz, Lance Dewease, Brent Marks, Greg Hodnett (4-time), Don Kreitz Jr. (3-time), Doug Esh (2-time), Stevie Smith (2-time), Brian Montieth, Mike Erdley, Fred Rahmer (4-time), Keith Kauffman (2-time), Todd Shaffer (3-time), Len Krautheim III, Bobby Allen (2-time), Doug Wolfgang (4-time), Dave Blaney, George Ferguson Jr, Smokey Snellbaker (2-time), Lynn Paxton (3-time), Gary Howsare, Jim Nace, Steve Smith, Kenny Weld and Mitch Smith (3-time).

Various contingency prizes will be handed out throughout the event including lap sponsors, hard charger, fast time and more. No bigger of an award though will be the J&S Fabrication Jim & Sandy Kline Warrior Award. The award typically pays $1000 to a random "hard luck" driver, but will pay $6000 for the Saturday night finale and all feature qualifying drivers will be eligible . This means last place could obtain a total of $7500, while the winner could take home $60,000. The winner will be drawn via random draw in victory lane Saturday.

For information regarding format, contingency prizes and drivers attending, please check out the Port Royal Speedway Facebook page, Twitter and more for more info leading up to race day. Parking is free during the Juniata County Fair, but certain restrictions exist inside the fairground.

Limited amounts of Reserved seats remain for Saturday’s portion of the Tuscarora 50 and they may be reserved by calling 717-527-2303 between 8am-4pm. Make sure to have your ID with you when picking up reserved seating tickets.

Sunday, September 12th is the advertised rain date for the Tuscarora 50 if needed. Saturday tickets and wristbands can only be used for Sunday and cannot be refunded. Should both days rain out, normal cancellation policies apply. Details are on the website under Information.

Racing will again be available via PPV on FloRacing and more information regarding that can be found at www.floracing.com


Thursday Prices/Info: Gates 4pm, Racing at 7pm
General Admission- $25
Students- $10
Pits- $35
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Friday Prices/Info: Gates 4pm, Racing at 7pm
General Admission- $30
Students- $15
Pits- $40
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Saturday Prices/Info: Gates 2pm, Racing 6pm
General Admission- $35
Students- $20
Reserved Seating- $40
Pits- $45

 

 

Jim and Sandy Kline Warrior Award to Reach New Heights for Tuscarora 50

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept 7, 2021) Entering this weekend’s All Star Circuit of Champions Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway, Jim & Sandy Kline and J&S Fabrication have handed out $19,000 total to some of the hard luck drivers at The Speed Palace!

This first year Warrior Award was designed with the low buck team in mind and has benefited numerous drivers throughout the season! Each week a random pill is drawn and somebody brings home an additional $1000 from positions 7-24 in the field!

Thursday and Friday’s event will once again see two drivers receiving an additional $1000 via random draw from positions 7-24.

However, in celebration of event 22, which is the number campaigned for many years on the track by Jim and Sandy Kline and the 54th running of the Tuscarora 50…..the stakes just got higher!

Courtesy of Jim and Sandy Kline and J&S Fabrication, one lucky driver will bring home an additional $6000 via random draw!!!!

Every driver who qualifies for the event will be eligible, meaning last place could bring home $7500 total or first place could bring home $60,000 total!

The number will be drawn in victory lane on Saturday night! We are incredibly grateful
For the Kline’s support of our Speedway abd we are soo proud to bring this award to new heights for those supporting the track!

Drivers who have won the award:
Lucas Wolfe
TJ Stutts Racing
Justin Whittall Motorsports
Jason Shultz
Paul McMahan Racing
Ryan Smith Racing
Jeff Halligan Racing
Drew Ritchey
Gerard McIntyre Jr
Tyler Walton Racing
AJ Flick Racing
Sam Hafertepe Jr.
Mike Wagner Motorsports (2)
Pat Cannon
Tanner brown
Connor Leoffler Racing
Mike Walter Racing
Justin Peck Racing

 

 

Danny Dietrich Breaks Through for Fourth Career Labor Day Classic Triumph at Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Penn (September 6, 2021) – Danny Dietrich powered forward from the seventh starting position to pick up the Foss Jewelers, Inc. 70th Annual Labor Day Classic presented by Tedd Reitz feature event Monday at Port Royal Speedway during the Juniata County Fair.

The win was worth $6000 and was Dietrich's fourth career triumph in the annual Labor Day event.

"Early on we were kind of going around the top in one and two, but I knew the rubber was going to come in," said Dietrich. "I thought for sure when the caution came out and I drove past Logan and Brent that I knew we weren't going to be able to do that again. Luckily we were able to get to the front early and we just had to hold one from there."

Doug Hammaker and Hunter Schuerenberg led the field to the green flag and after multiple failed attempts to start the feature, it was Schuerenberg getting the jump through the middle of turn's one and two. He'd lead lap one, but the feature was again halted after one lap when Tyler Walton spun around in turn one.

Schuerenberg again took off on the restart and he was in control early as fourth-place starter Brent Marks moved into second. Fifth-place starter Logan Wagner moved into a podium spot on lap four, while Dietrich followed suit and slid into the fourth spot as well.

One lap later it was 10th-plce starter Aaron Reutzel moving into sixth, but the caution again flew when Devon Borden got into the outside gaurdrail in turn two and came to a stop on the backstretch.

Marks saw his chances of a Labor Day triumph come to a screeching halt on the restart as he got sideways in turn two and did a 360 to bring out the caution and had to go to the rear of the field. Dietrich was able to capitalize on the restart and he slid under Wagner for the runner-up spot, but the caution would again fly as Wagner did a 360 after contact with Justin Peck in between turn's three and four.

Dietrich completed his march to the front after the restart as he got by Schuerenberg on the bottom of the track, while Reutzel got by Peck on lap seven for third. One lap later Reutzel got by Schuerenberg for the runner-up position, but with 15 laps to go Dietrich had already raced out to a 1.786 second advantage.

Marks frustrating evening came to a close two laps later as he spun out in turn four and he would retire from the event as a result. Dietrich got an excellent restart at the return to green, but racing would again come to a slow when 11th-place running Anthony Macri got on his side in turn four to bring out the red flag. He would be ok and retire form the event as a result.

An open red fuel stop would be an opportunity for all the challengers to improve their cars to take a shot at Dietrich, but with the rubber coming in at the bottom of the track and tire management a concern it was clear it was Dietrich's race to lose.

One more red flag would fly for a four-car incident in turn one after the restart, but a long green flag run to close the event gave Dietrich the needed space to rest easy up front. With five laps remaining, Dietrich's advantage over Reutzel was at 3.727 seconds and at the completion of the 25 lap event Dietrich crossed under the checkered flag by a 2.980 seconds amount.

Reutzel, Schuerenberg, Gerard McIntyre and Jeff Halligan rounded out the top five. Zach Newlin passed 17 cars to come home sixth and earn the $200 Valley Supply Hard Charger Award, while Spencer Bayston, Jared Esh, TJ Stutts and Mike Wagner rounded out the top-ten. Track points leader Logan Wagner rallied back for an 11th-place finish while 14th-place finisher Justin Peck earned the $1000 J&S Fabrication Warrior Award via random draw.

"It seems like every year we are really fast through the season, but come September and the month of money we tend to struggle," said Dietrich. "Hopefully we're beginning to hit our stride here and we can maybe pick up a few more of these wins. Fair week is always my favorite week of the year and the atmosphere in general at Port Royal is great. So we're happy to be here and see all these fans on a Monday afternoon watching racing."

For Reutzel, it was only his third race with a new race team and he was happy to come out of the event with a runner-up effort.

"I thought our car was great and that's why we made the haul here to see how we were on a daytime slick," he said. "If it would have maybe stayed green longer and not had so many yellow's, I passed those guys a few times and we could have had a shot at the win. To run second, I feel like we might have something for next weekend and that's why we're here."

410 Sprint Car Results (25 laps)- 1. Danny Dietrich 2. Aaron Reutzel 3. Hunter Schuerenberg 4. Gerard McIntyre 5. Jeff Halligan 6. Zach Newlin 7. Spencer Bayston 8. Jared Esh 9. TJ Stutts 10. Mike Wagner 11. Logan Wagner 12. Jason Shultz 13. Tyler Reeser 14. Justin Peck 15. Mike Walter II 16. Dylan Cisney 17.Justin Whittal 18. Doug Hammaker 19. Anthony Macri 20. Landon Myers 21. Brian Brown 22. Brent Marks 23. Tyler Walton 24. Ryan Smith 25. Devon Borden 26. Syler Gee

 

 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL TWIN 20 FEATURES GO TO TYLER ESH AND ALAN KRIMES; Seth Kearchner Scores Legends Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 11 (7:30 p.m.) Super Late Models, 358 Sprints (Summer Series) plus PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints plus EMMR Track Time

Saturday, September 18 (7:30 p.m.) DIRT CLASSIC VIII presented by Schmuck Lumber Company for All Star Sprints ($20,000 to win) [rain date: Sunday, August 19]

Saturday, September 25 (6:00 p.m.) PA Karting Grand Nationals

Abbottstown, PA (September 4, 2021) – Saturday night’s Bob Leiby Memorial featured Twin 20s for the second year in a row. The first 20-lap feature went to Tyler Esh. The victory was Esh’s second at the track, and his first since 2018. Esh started the season in the 358 sprint division and recently made the switch to race 410 sprints in his own car, “We got a good race car right now.” The first order of business in victory lane was pulling the invert for the start of the second feature. The options were 8, 10 or 12 and after pulling the 12 pill Esh shared, “We’re just going to go out and be smart in the second one and whatever happens, happens.”

The night honored the late Bob Leiby, who with his brothers promoted Lincoln and Williams Grove Speedway. The Leiby family has deep roots in Central PA racing with family members that race and some that are officials at local tracks. Esh is no stranger to what the Leiby family means to racing, “It’s great to win that race. I got to race with Chandler and Greg helped us. And they were there when I got hurt here in 2014. That was pretty cool to win for them.”

Both Glenndon Forsythe and Cory Haas challenged for the lead, but Esh held them off, “Yeah that was pretty exciting from my seat.”

Esh shared the front row of the first feature with Greg Plank. Esh led the field into turn 1 with Forsythe driving under Plank down the back stretch to take second.

Haas got under Plank going into turn 3 to take second on lap 2. Haas then went to work on Forsythe for second.

The yellow flag came out on lap 5 when Jordan Givler got turned around in turn 2.

Esh led Forsythe, Haas, Dylan Norris and Plank to the cone for the restart.

Forsythe went low into turn 1 to challenge Esh for the lead but Esh held on to the top spot.

Chase Dietz got by Plank to make his way into the top five and Tim Wagaman followed.

Haas took second from Forsythe at the line on lap 7.

The following lap saw Dietz get by Norris for fourth at the line.

Haas was closing in on Esh and had Esh’s lead down to .462 seconds at the halfway point.

Haas got his nose under Esh in turn 3 and the two raced side by side for the lead at the line on lap 12.

Lapped traffic loomed ahead of the leaders as they battled for first.

Greg Plank brought out the red flag on lap 13 when he flipped in turn 2 right in front of the leaders.

The top five for the restart were Esh, Haas, Forsythe, Dietz and Freddie Rahmer. Rahmer was up to fifth from his 15th starting spot.

Haas went low into turn 1 on the restart but Esh held on to the lead running the top.

Esh got to the checkered flag .645 seconds ahead of Haas. Forsythe crossed the line third and Dietz was fourth. Rahmer completed the top five. After the top five crossed the line, the red flag came out for Aaron Bollinger who took a nasty tumble coming out of turn 4 on the final lap. Bollinger had been running 11th.

ALAN KRIMES WINS SECOND TWIN 20 FEATURE

After earning the hard charger honors in the first feature, starting 24th and finishing 12th, Krimes lined up for the start of the second feature on the pole, “Starting up front there means an awful lot.”

The first Twin 20 feature saw Krimes advance 12 spots in just 20 laps. Esh, the winner of the first feature drew an inversion pill of 12 in victory lane, “We got fortunate there. We started last in that first one and were able to get up to 12th and at least give ourselves a shot to get in the redraw and luck fell our way when he drew the 12.”

Krimes and the #27 team were fighting issues earlier in the night that had carried over from the week before, “It was a rough night, we had all kinds of issues but to be standing here at the end of the night makes up for everything.”

Krimes took off like a rocket on the start and had a commanding lead over Tyler Ross and the rest of the field going into turn 1. Ross was holding off a challenge from Devon Borden. Brandon Rahmer and Tim Glatfelter raced wheel to wheel for fourth with Rahmer holding on to the spot.

Krimes entered lapped traffic on lap 6, right before the red flag came out on lap 7. Joe Kata flipped in turn 4 with Tyler Esh, the first feature winner, also involved. Krimes nearly missed the melee.

Krimes led Ross, Borden, Brandon and Glatfelter for the restart. Chase Dietz was all over Glatfelter for fifth but Glatfelter had different plans and went to work reeling in Rahmer for fourth instead.

Krimes had a 2.5 second lead on lap 10. Freddie Rahmer was battling his brother, Brandon, to get into the top five. As the brothers battled Dietz drove by Freddie to take sixth.

Krimes was in lapped traffic again but it did not slow him down.

Krimes crossed the line 2.104 seconds ahead of Ross for his second win of the season. Borden finished third and Glatfelter was fourth. Dietz completed the top five. Chad Trout was the hard charger, driving from 16th to 10th.

Seth Kearchner Scores Legends Victory

Seth Kearchner’s second career win at Lincoln on Saturday night came with a last lap pass of Jeremy Ott, denying Ott a spot at the top of the all-time win list.

Aaron Updegraff started on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Travis McClelland lined up to his outside.

McClelland had the lead by inches at the line when the green flag dropped. Ott got by Updegraff for second.

Stephen Wurtzer and Blaine Leppo raced side by side at the line with Wurtzer having the slight advantage for fourth.

Ott looked under McClelland for the lead with McClelland holding on to the top spot by half a car length on lap 4.

Lap 4 saw the yellow flag come out when Choya Young and Lincoln Kearchner got together on the inside of turn 4.

McClelland led Ott, Updegraff, Wurtzer and Leppo on the restart. Ott was on McClelland's bumper and the top two pulled away from the rest of the field.

Wurtzer looked under Updegraff down the back stretch and dove into turn 3 to take third on lap 5. Leppo tried to follow and moved by Updegraff for fourth but Updegraff had the spot back as they raced down the back stretch.

Seth Kearchner, Leppo and Updegraff raced three wide for fourth with Leppo taking the spot.

Wurtzer tracked down the leaders. Ott got under McClelland coming out of turn 2 for the lead but the caution came out before the pass was official. The yellow came out on lap 9 for Cody Altland in turn 2.

The top five for the restart were McClelland, Ott, Wurtzer, Leppo and Kearchner. The caution came out again on the restart when Richie Dobson got sideways on the front stretch.

Kearchner raced wheel to wheel with Leppo for fourth down the back stretch but Leppo held the spot at the line.

Ott once again got under McClelland for the lead coming out out of turn 2 and this time it was official with Ott taking the lead on lap 11.

Wurtzer and Leppo battled for third with Kearchner also in the mix. Kearchner got by Leppo for fourth.

The caution came out on lap 15 for second place running McClelland. As Ott, McClelland and Wurtzer battled for the lead, McClelland got spun around on the back stretch. Logan Carbaugh was also collected.

Ott led Wurtzer, Kearchner, Leppo and Bob Stough on the restart with five laps to go.

Wurtzer got under Ott in turn 2 and the two raced wheel to wheel down the back stretch. The race was nearly three wide for the lead at the line between Ott, Wurtzer and Kearchner with Ott holding the lead. The three were three wide coming out of turn 4 when the white flag waved. Kearchner got to the inside of Ott down the backstretch and had the lead when the checkered flag waved. Ott finished second, only .096 seconds behind Kearchner. Stough crossed the line third and Wurtzer was fourth. Leppo completed the top five.

With his sixth place finish, Bill Diehl claimed the track championship for the Central PA Legends.

Next Saturday, September 11, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Super Late Models, 358 Sprints, 305 Sprints and EMMR Vintage Car Track Time. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, September 4, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature 1 (20 Laps) – 1. 35-Tyler Esh ($3,000); 2. 38-Cory Haas; 3. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 39-Chase Dietz; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 27-Devon Borden; 11. 75-Tyler Ross; 12. 87-Alan Krimes; 13. 21-Matt Campbell; 14. 21T-Scott Fisher; 15. 99m-Kyle Moody; 16. 1X-Chad Trout; 17. 59-Jim Siegel; 18. 90-Jordan Givler; 19. 7-Trey Hivner; 20. 10-Joe Kata; 21. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNF); 22. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF); 23. 11P-Greg Plank (DNF); 24. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Tyler Esh (1-20)

410 Sprint Feature 2 (20 Laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($3,000); 2. 75-Tyler Ross; 3. 27-Devon Borden; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 39-Chase Dietz; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 38-Cory Haas; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 1X-Chad Trout; 11. 99m-Kyle Moody; 12. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 13. 21-Matt Campbell; 14. 90-Jordan Givler; 15. 7-Trey Hivner; 16. 59-Jim Siegel; 17. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 13s-Jon Stewart; 20. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 21. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); 22. 10K-Joe Kata (DNF); 23. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Alan Krimes (1-20)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 11P-Greg Plank; 2. 38-Cory Haas; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 75-Tyler Ross; 7. 21-Matt Campbell; 8. 10-Joe Kata; 9. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 10. 45-Kurt Conklin (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 35-Tyler Esh; 2. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 6. 99m-Kyle Moody; 7. 27-Devon Borden; 8. 1X-Chad Trout; 9. 13s-Jon Stewart

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 90-Jordan Givler; 2. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 3. 39-Chase Dietz; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 77K-Steven Kisamore (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-Matt Campbell; 2. 27-Devon Borden; 3. 10-Joe Kata; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 13s-Jon Stewart; 9. 77-Steven Kisamore (DNS); 10. 45-Kurt Conklin (DNS)

 

 

Gregg Satterlee and Dillan Stake Earn Butch Renninger Memorial Victories While Lance Dewease Scores Win No. 119 at Port Royal

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 5, 2021) – If Saturday night's finish is of any idea of what might be coming during next weekend's 54th Annual Tuscarora 50 presented by Ramsey's Car Wash and Garage and Packer's Concessions, LLC., it's safe to say Lance Dewease has reason to be excited.

Dewease powered forward from the 12th starting spot to pick up his 119th career Port Royal Speedway victory over Mike Wagner and Brent Marks. Courtesy of Lauver's Concessions, the Juniata County Fair opener paid $5000 to win and sets up Dewease heading into the biggest week of the year for the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars.

"Our car really seems to be struggling in dirty air, but in clean air we had one heck of a race car," said Dewease. "We love this racetrack and we love this weekend and upcoming week. We'll work to get the car better in the dirty air and try again to make it work for 50 laps here next week."

TJ Stutts and Curt Stroup led the field to the green flag and it was Stroup getting the early advantage and leading lap one. Sixth-place starter Brent Marks was on the move early as he powered into the fourth position on lap two.

Stutts took his first shot at Stroup on lap five by attempting a slider in turn's one and two, but Stroup had the momentum down the backstretch and regained the lead. Meanwhile, ninth place starter Mike Wagner cracked the top-five, while Dewease moved into sixth as well.

Marks got shuffled back as far as ninth on the grid, but started to regain his touch on lap seven as he moved back into seventh and two laps later Stutts was able to execute the slider in turn's one and two to take the lead from Stroup. The first caution of the event flew one lap later for debris on the frontstretch.

When the field returned to green, Dewease made his move and with 14 to go he was in fourth. One lap later he moved past Stroup for third and the following lap he dispatched of Pat Cannon for the runner-up spot. Marks was also coming on strong as he moved into fourth as well.

With ten to go, Dewease was all over the tail tank of Stutts and one lap later he pulled the trigger and slid past him in turn's three and four for the race-winning move. One lap later Marks moved into a podium spot and with five laps to go, Dewease held a 1.191 second advantage over Stutts.

The final caution of the event flew with two laps remaining when Danny Dietrich blew a right rear tire while running sixth and came to a stop on the backstretch. Cannon also pulled off the Speedway under yellow with a flat while running fifth.

Wagner brought the field to their feet following the restart as he used the bottom of turn's three and four to go from fourth to second on the white flag lap. However, Dewease got a great jump on the restart and went untouched over the final two laps to take the win by 1.556 seconds.

Brian Brown advanced 13 positions to finish in fourth, while Stutts faded to fifth to complete the top five. Ryan Smith, Logan Wagner, Anthony Macri, Stroup and Dylan Cisney rounded out the top ten. Macri earned the Valley Supply Hard Charger award after gaining 15 positions from his 23rd starting spot. 19th-place finisher Mike Walter II earned the J&S Fabrication Warrior Award worth $1000 courtesy of a random draw.

"We lost the brakes there late after getting into the outside guardrail, but the car was just so good in clean air," said Dewease. "I've got to thank these fans for coming out here and supporting this event and this track with such passion. And for those of you fans who didn't know Butch Renninger, he was one hell of a good man. My wife and his daughter were best friends growing up and he was the nicest guy and this means a lot to win here tonight."

For Wagner, it was a matter of too little, too late, but he was happy with his run to second.

"Earlier in the first caution I thought we were pretty good, but we got backed up and lost a few spots," said Wagner. "When that last one came out I thought here we go again, but those guys left me a lane and we were actually running pretty good there at the end. There some big money on the line here coming up and we want to have a shot at bringing home some of it."

410 Sprint Car Feature Finish (25 Laps): 1. Lance Dewease; 2. Mike Wagner; 3. Brent Marks; 4. Brian Brown; 5. T.J. Stutts; 6. Ryan Smith; 7. Logan Wagner; 8. Anthony Macri; 9. Curt Stroup; 10. Dylan Cisney; 11. Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 12. Tyler Bear; 13. Justin Whittall; 14. Lucas Wolfe; 15. Jeff Halligan; 16. Danny Dietrich; 17. Trenton Sheaffer; 18. Pat Cannon; 19. Mike Walter II; 20. Jared Esh; 21. Landon Myers; 22. Zach Hampton; 23. Drew Ritchey; 24. Kody Lehman.

Gregg Satterlee became the first driver to win three Butch Renninger Memorial Race's in the history of the event as he drove his way forward to capture the victory Saturday night as part of the 167th Annual Juniata County Fair opener.

The 18th running of the event sanctioned by the ULMS Racing Series paid an all-time high of $6333 and was Satterlee's 13th career victory at the Speedway, which moved him into sole possession of 21st on the all-time career win list at the Speedway in the division.

"This is one of my favorite races of the year to come to," said Satterlee."I didn't know Butch, but it's fun to hear about how much he meant to Port Royal and what all he did racing. It's fun to win races, but it's even better when it's something like this."

Opening day winner Trevor Feathers and Michael Norris led the field of 28 cars to the green flag and it was Norris getting the early jump and leading lap one of the event. Satterlee, who started fifth, was on the march forward early as he moved into fourth at the completion of lap one.

Fast time award winner from earlier in the night, Max Blair, moved into the runner-up position on the second lap and Satterlee followed suit to crack the podium as well. It would only take three more laps for Satterlee to get past Blair for second and the Rochester Mills, Pa. native set his sights on Norris.

Track points leader Dylan Yoder started the event form the 14th position and was already up to eight by the completion of lap seven, while one lap later Norris was buried in heavy lapped traffic with over a 1.5 second advantage over Satterlee.

Satterlee took advantage of Norris's struggles and one lap later he cut a full second off the lead and only trailed by .619 of a second. However, the caution flew for a slowing Drake Troutman on the frontstretch and bunched the field back together.

The caution was all Satterlee needed as he chose the top line during a 'Delaware Restart' and he set up Norris perfectly on the restart to slide by the leader entering turn one to lead lap 10. Gary Stuhler also capitalized on the restart as he went form fifth to third as well.

With 20 laps remaining Satterlee had worked up his advantage over Norris to 2.536 seconds, but lapped traffic again reared his ugly head three laps later and allowed Norris to cut the advantage to 1.593 seconds.

Norris again cut the distance in half with 15 to go and on lap 20 he was all over Satterlee in lapped traffic. Norris and Satterlee swapped the lead exiting turn two and Satterlee held the advantage entering turn three, but Norris was able to inch forward heading to the line to lead lap 21.

The caution flew for the second time of the race one lap later when Deshawn Gingerich spun in turn four and while under yellow-flag conditions Norris was forced to hand over the point as he discovered a flat left-front tire.

Norris's misfortune proved to be Satterlee's gain as he regained the lead as a result and when the field went back to green it was Rick Eckert gaining two spots to move into the runner-up position. 15th-place starter Jason Covert cracked the top-five the following lap as well and he moved into fourth with nine laps remaining.

However, nobody had anything for Satterlee as he quickly built up a 3.319 second advantage with six laps remaining. With four laps to go, Satterlee caught the tail end of the field again, but he was not to be denied as he cruised home to the victory by 3.682 seconds over Eckert, Blair, Covert and Stuhler.

Kyle Lee, Alex Ferree, Yoder, Jared Miley and Dan Stone rounded out the top ten. Colton Flinner rebounded from a heat race crash to go from 26th to 11th to earn the Georges Used Cars Hard Charger Award.

"I've got to thank the Renninger family, the fans and just everyone who comes together to make a race like this happen for us drivers," said Satterlee. "I hate to see Mikey get a flat there and I would have loved to have raced it out there at the end. I was kind of just biding my time there getting ready for a late battle and I guess luck was just on our slide tonight."

Butch Renninger Memorial Super Late Model Results (33 laps)- 1. Gregg Satterlee 2. Rick Eckert 3. Max Blair 4. Jason Covert 5. Gary Stuhler 6. Kyle Lee 7. Alex Ferree 8. Dylan Yoder 9. Jared Miley 10. Dan Stone 11. Colton Flinner 12. Marvin Winters 13. Jeff Rine 14. Hayes Mattern 15. Chad Myers 16. Justin Weaver 17. Jim Yoder 18. Jamie Lathroum 19. Gene Knaub 20. Deshawn Gingerich 21. Scott Flickinger 22. Dave Stamm 23. Michael Norris 24. Andy Haus 25. Trevor Feathers 26. Dillan Stake 27. Drake Troutman 28. Kyle Hardy

Dillan Stake capitalized on a front row starting spot to take home the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model Butch Renninger Memorial event victory and the record-setting $5033 prize that came with it.

Thanks to a multitude of sponsors, the event was the highest paying Limited Late Model race in the history of the Speedway. For Stake, the win was his second career win at the Speedway and the biggest triumph of his career.

"I'm kind of speechless right now," said Stake. "Honestly if Devin or Trent couldn't win this race, I wanted to as the Renninger family is like a second family to me. I'll say it again, I'm just speechless."

Shawn Shoemaker and Stake led the field to the green flag and it was Shoemaker getting the early jump on the field and leading lap one. One lap later Stake got by Shoemaker to grab the lead.

Stake stayed steady up front, but as he approached lapped cars on lap 10, Shoemaker was all over his tail. The two cars raced nose to tail for the next two circuits before the caution flew with 12 to go.

Stake stayed on the bottom of the track on the restart, while Shoemaker went to the high side The two again stayed within striking distance of each other and with six to go Stake held close to a 1.0 second advantage.

Shoemaker cut the deficit in half with four laps remaining, but a red flag halted action after a four car pile-up in turn one. All drivers would be ok.

The race stoppage proved beneficial to Stake as his crew was able to give him advice on where the run to hold off Shoemaker. Stake went untouched over the final four circuits to claim the victory by a margin of .517 seconds.

Shoemaker, Todd Snook, Devin Hart and Trent Brenneman rounded out the top-five. Matt Parks, Casey Steinhoff, Barry Miller, Shaun Miller and Derick Quade rounded out top ten.

"I knew Shawn was ripping the top up there, but I didn't feel like we needed to go there yet," said Stake. "I was kind of worried there with my tires late, but that red actually kind of helped me. I told my guys if I needed to go to the top to just send me, but we held on this is just really cool."

For Shoemaker, he felt like the cautions stalled his chances at victory.

"The cautions just killed us and I wad really hoping to go straight through green," said Shoemaker. "At the end of the day there were a lot of good cars here and to be one of the top three is nothing to sneeze at. I'm proud of how we ran and this is a great event."

Butch Renninger Memorial Limited Late Model Results (25 laps)- 1. Dillan Stake 2. Shawn Shoemaker 3. Todd Snook 4. Devin Hart 5. Trent Brenneman 6. Matt Parks 7. Casey Steinhoff 8. Barr Miller 9. Shaun Miller 10. Derick Quade 11. Jared Fulkroad 12. Matt Cochran 13. Andrew Yoder 14. Brad McGinnis 15. Daulton Bigler 16. Scott Palmer 17. Danny Snyder 18. JR Toner 19. Derick Garman 20. Steve Todorow 21. Jed Latshaw 22. Matt Murphy 23. Ethan Beasom 24. Devin Weyandt 25. Kenny Yoder 26. Kyle Nicholas

 

 

Final Four Races Of Williams Grove Season At Hand, Action Begins September 17

9/5/21

Mechanicsburg - After a week with no racing on September 10, Williams Grove Speedway will return to action in a big way on Friday night, September 17 when it presents the Union Quarries All Stars Circuit of Champions 39th annual Jack Gunn Memorial and Dirt Classic Qualifier for 410 sprint cars at 7:30 pm.

The race will be the first of the final four events on the 2021 Williams Grove Speedway calendar.

One week later on September 24, the track will host the final Hoosier Diamond Series event of the season when it spins off a World of Outlaws Tune Up for the sprint cars as all eyes turn toward the following week’s Champion Racing Oil National Open.

The Champion Racing Oil National Open is slated for Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2.

The September 17 Union Quarries All Stars Gunn Memorial Dirt Classic Qualifier will honor the former Hall of Fame track promoter with a $7,000 to win, 30-lap main.

The IMCA PASS 305 sprints are also on the program.

The September 24 racing program that will allow the Williams Grove sprint cars to ready themselves for the National Open will find the winged warriors racing for a $6,000 payday.

The night will also serve to crown the 2021 358 sprint car track champion as the division races in its final show of the season.

And then the two-day Champion Racing Oil World of Outlaws National Open will set the sprint car world on its ear coming up on Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2.

Saturday’s running of the prestigious 40-lap affair event will see the track celebrate the 59th running of the crown jewel National Open, first run in 1963.

The 2021 Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay the winner a fantastic $75,000!

As the final race of the season, the event will also serve to crown the 2021 410 sprint car track champion.

Lance Dewease is the current point leader as the season enters the homestretch.

Keep up with all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

RYAN LILICK WINS NASCAR T.P.TRAILERS MODIFIED FEATURE FOR FIRST TIME AT GRANDVIEW

 TOMMY KUNSMAN WINS ARDC MIDGET FEATURE

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. Sept. 5, 2021 . . . Ryan Lilick, behind the wheel of the Dennis and Debbie Becker-owned No. 49, avoided all accidents in the caution filled 30-lap 358 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series T.P. Trailers Modified feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway to score his first career victory in the division. Prior to switching to the Modified division a few years ago, he had won seven Sportsman features.

The T.P. Truck Equipment 25-lap Sportsman feature was also marred with several cautions. At the conclusion defending champion Brian Hirthler put the Green Lane/Wm. Penn/4-Star Lettering mount in victory lane for his fifth win of the season by a comfortable margin over runner-up Jimmy Leiby.

The ARDC 20-lap Midget feature was a photo finish down-to-the wire race between winner tommy Kunsman and second-place finisher Steve Buckwalter.

Bobby Gunther Walsh led the early laps of the Modified feature once it got underway after a backstretch tangle that brought out the red since the track was blocked before any laps could be recorded.

The yellow came out again on the fourth lap when Jeff Strunk was in the third turn wall and had a right and left flat tire and Kevin Hirthler sustained a left front flat tire. Strunk was through for the night, but Hirthler continued. Gunther Walsh continued his pace on the restart with Ron Kline putting in his bids for the lead.

On the seventh lap restart caused when Cory Merkel stopped in the third turn, Kline, the 2005 Late Model point champion, took to the outside lane and charged into the lead. Lilick followed through for second at the same time to pressure him.

A multi-car fourth turn mishap on the 12th lap brought out the yellow. On this restart Lilick charged to the front of the pack followed by Brad Grim, Doug Manmiller, Craig Von Dohren and Kline. Trying to break into the top five was Brett Kressley, who was involved in the opening red that sent him pit side. He was able to rejoin the rear of the field when he returned.

The final caution was with 10 laps to go after Jesse Leiby got into the wall between turns three and four. Before the race went green again Brad Brightbill, last week’s feature winner, dropped out of competition. The running order behind Lilick on the restart now consisted of Manmiller, Von Dohren, B. Grim and Duane Howard.

Lilick never looked back once he became the new leader, but he kept a watch on the scoreboard so he knew who was running where. The finishing order certainly changed as Kressley was on the move and finished second followed by current point leader and defending champion Von Dohren, Manmiller and Howard. Rounding out the top ten were B. Grim, Mike Lisowski, Kline, Justin Grim and Brad Arnold.

Heats were won by Gunther Walsh, Kline and Joe Funk. Jared Umbenhauer won the consi.

Polesitter Colten Perry took the early lead at the wave of the green in the Sportsman feature trailed by B.J. Joly, coming off from a win in the Outlaw Sportsman Vintage feature at the track the previous night; Adrianna Delliponti, Joey Vaccaro and Tyler James.

Lap 13 was a lucky one for Joly as he was able to overtake Perry to become the new pacesetter.

Jimmy Leiby took over second on the 15th lap to challenge Joly, but the next time around Hirthler was in the runner-up position.

Perry spun between the first and second turn bringing out the yellow on the 17th circuit. On the restart Hirthler and Leiby were one and two with Joly, current point leader Kenny Gilmore and Vaccaro now third through fifth.

In no time Hirthler had a comfortable lead built up and continued to claim his 12th career win. Following him across the line were Leiby, Gilmore, Dylan Hoch and Joly. Sixth through tenth were Ryan Beltz, Vaccaro, Dakota Kohler, Tyler James and Chris Esposito.

Heats were won by Cole Stangle, Vaccaro and Delliponti. Beltz won the consi.

The final NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series point standings will be decided on Saturday, September 11, with the running of the Hope Mortgage Team Championship Night for Modifieds and Sportsman. And there will be a fireworks display to go with the expected fireworks on the track. It will all get started at 7:30 p.m.

Zach Curtis led one lap of the Midget feature before Kunsman motored into the lead on the second lap followed for second by Brett Wanner.

At the half-way point, Kunsman was first, but now Buckwalter was in second in pursuit of the leader.

Kunsman’s sizeable lead was erased when Steve Craig slowed in the second turn for the only caution on lap 15.

The last five laps Kunsman and Buckwalter ran side-by-side battling for the lead. Buckwalter overtook the lead on the white flag lap, but coming in for the checkered Kunsman made a bold move to regain control as the pair crossed the line by a mere .012 seconds difference. Wanner was third followed by Kevin Woody, Curtis, Mike Markey, J.R. Booth, Shannon Mousteller, Craig and Mark Sokol.

Buckwalter and Kunsman were the heat winners.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Ryan Lilick, 2. Brett Kressley, 3. Craig Von Dohren, 4. Doug Manmiller, 5. Duane Howard, 6. Brad Grim, 7. Mike Lisowski, 8. Ron Kline, 9. Justin Grim, 10. Brad Arnold, 11. Ray Swinehart, 12. Kevin Hirthler, 13. Jared Umbenhauer, 14. Cory Merkel, 15. Dan Lane Jr., 16. Joe Funk III, 17. Brad Brightbill, 18. Jesse Leiby, 19. Nate Brinker, 20. Bobby Gunther Walsh, 21. Ron Haring Jr., 22. Dylan Swinehart, 23. John Willman, 24. Jordan Henn, 25. Jeff Strunk, 26. Brett Gilmore, 27. Carroll Hine III, 28. Jack Butler. DNQ: Eric Biehn, Chris Gambler, Art Bray, Mike Laise, Danny Bouc and Craig Whitmoyer.

T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Brian Hirthler, 2. Jimmy Leiby, 3. Kenny Gilmore, 4. Dylan Hoch, 5. B.J. Joly, 6. Ryan Beltz, 7. Joey Vaccaro, 8. Dakota Kohler, 9. Tyler James, 10. Chris Esposito, 11. Decker Swinehart, 12. Jesse Landis, 13. Adrianna Delliponti, 14. Colton Perry, 15. Mark Kemmerer, 16. Lex Shive, 17. Kyle Lilick, 18. Cole Stangle, 19. Kyle Smith, 20. Logan Bauman, 21. Mike Stofflet, 22. Steve Young, 23. Nathan Mohr, 24. Bryan Rhoads. DNQ: Hunter Iatalese, Parker Guldin, Mike Mondak, Anthony Raisner and Mike Schneck.

ARDC Midget Feature (20-laps): 1. Tommy Kunsman, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Brett Wanner, 4. Kevin Woody, 5. Zach Curtis, 6. Michael Markey, 7. J.R. Booth, 8. Shannon Mousteller, 9. Steve Craig, 10. Mark Sokol.

Coming events include Saturday, September 11, 7:30 p.m. Hope Mortgage Team Championship Night for Modifieds and Sportsman- Jeff Strunk, Justin Grim and Lex Shive take part in Meet & Greet. $5,000 in bonus bucks for race winners, hard luck drivers, hard chargers and more. A GREAT FIREWORKS SHOW- Adults $15. Youngsters 11 and under admitted free.

Friday, September 17 7:30 p.m. Freedom38 for Sportsman plus Modifieds practicing. Both nights Gary Balough, winner of hundreds of Modified and Late Model features, will have his most famous race car on display, the Batmobile. He will also be autographing copies of his book, “A Checkered Past: My Story, Gary Balough”.

Saturday, September 18 7 p.m. 51st Annual Freedom 76 for Modifieds paying $30,000 to win—Chapel service has been moved outside of main gate area starting at 2:45 p.m. BRING YOUR BLANKET OR CHAIR. Entry blanks for this event can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com under the rules and forms section.

In the first turn pavilion area Pete Knappenberger and his Madie Pearl Band will be entertaining fans from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT. Lap and qualifying event sponsorships are available for the 51st Annual Freedom 76 set for September 18th. The winner will walk off with at least $30,000. For info contact Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track or telephone Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286

 

 

Marks Wires For Williams Grove Todd Shaffer Tribute Win, Locke Scores Seventh Win In 358 Sprints

9/3/21

Mechanicsburg –Brent Marks led flag to flag to pick up the $6,088 victory in Friday night’s Todd Shaffer Tribute Race for 410 sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway.

The special event saw three-time track champion Shaffer of Millerstown feted before and during the event that he capped off by serving as honorary starter.

Marks drew the pole for the start of the 25-lap tribute race and jetted into control over TJ Stutts and Brian Brown as soon as Shaffer dropped the green flag.

The first caution flag of the race appeared with four laps completed for a stopped Freddie Rahmer.

Brown wrestled second away from Stutts on the restart but failed to close on Marks as both Danny Dietrich and Lance Dewease started advancing.

By lap 11 Marks was working the backmarkers as Dietrich was working Brown for second.

The pair battled for the spot, swapping it a times, until lap 17 when Dietrich finally seized it for good.

With Dewease now up to third, Dietrich was trying to run down Marks in traffic with the second and final yellow of the race unfurled with three laps to go.

Marks got away on the restart to pick up the win by 1.481 seconds.

It was the second of the season for Marks at Williams Grove and his 10th overall victory of the season.

“My car was really good,” Marks said, “To get our 10th win of the year is really special.”

“I raced against Todd for a few years when I got started. He was my mom’s favorite driver when I was growing up. It’s great to win a race in his honor.”

Dietrich was second followed by Dewease, Anthony Macri and Brown.

Sixth through 10th went to Steve Buckwalter, TJ Stutts, Chase Dietz, Matt Campbell and Lucas Wolfe.

Campbell won the “Mr. Excitement” Hard Charger Award worth $550 as posted by members of Shaffer’s pit crew during his entire career.

Campbell advanced to ninth at the finish after starting the race 19th in the field.

Heats went to Stutts, Marks and Wolfe

Macri set fast time with a lap of 17.000 seconds.

Derek Locke won for the seventh time this season in the 358 sprint car division.

He took the lead from Matt Findley on the seventh lap after starting third in the field.

Locke has been the only driver to win at the track this season.

Findley finished second followed by Chris Frank, Justin Foster and Tyler Brehm.

Heats went to Justin Foster and Matt Findley.


Feature Finishes

9/3//21

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Brent Marks. 2. Danny Dietrich. 3. Lance Dewease. 4. Anthony Macri. 5. Brian Brown. 6. Steve Buckwalter. 7. TJ Stutts. 8. Chase Dietz. 9. Matt Campbell. 10. Lucas Wolfe. 11. Jared Esh. 12. Tyler Ross. 13. Devon Borden. 14. Justin Whittall. 15. Aaron Bollinger. 16. Dylan Norris. 17. Chad Trout. 18. Kyle Moody. 19. Rick Lafferty. 20. Dwight Leppo. 21. Steve Downs. 22. Bryn Gohn. 23. Austin Bishop. 24. Doug Hammaker. 25. Freddie Rahmer.

DNS: Alan Krimes.

358 sprint cars, 20 laps: 1. Derek Locke, 2. Matt Findley, 3. Chris Frank, 4. Justin Foster, 5. Tyler Brehm, 6. Cody Fletcher, 7. Chad Criswell, 8. Zachary Cool, 9. Rich Eichelberger, 10. Andrew Hake, 11. Wyatt Hinkle, 12. Steve Wilbur

 

 

167th Annual Juniata County Fair Kicks Off with 18th Annual Butch Renninger Memorial

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 1, 2021) – Port Royal Speedway returns on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, with the 167th Annual Juniata County Fair opener highlighted by the 18th Annual Butch Renninger Memorial Race featuring the ULMS Racing Series Late Models, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars.

The event honors the legendary Butch Renninger, who sits fourth on the all-time winners list in the Super Late model division with 41 career victories and three track championships (1966, 1967 and 1970) to his name. He also was a former track champion in the Enduro division in 2003 and is the second all-time winningest driver in the division with four victories. Renninger also served diligently on the board of the speedway for decades and oversaw track preparation and concessions during that time.

Aside from racing, Renninger was a local Juniata County resident, a family-man, a husband, father, a friend and a businessman. He was the kind of man that our little slice of heaven in Juniata County could be proud of and his legacy still lives today in those he knew and those who carry on with the same sense of hard work and kindness he lived with.

Well after his time behind the wheel had concluded, it was individuals like Renninger behind the scenes pushing on to make the Port Royal Speedway successful and without him our little track could have never reached the heights it has today. Just like many of his Juniata County locals, he gave his life to Port Royal and our sport and it's that love and passion that continues today. As a matter of fact, his two grandsons, Devin Hart and Trent Brenneman, still take to the track weekly in a No. 33 in his honor. While Butch Renninger left us too early, it is guaranteed he has not been forgotten and traces of his life run rampant every time the green flag drops at the Speed Palace.

You can't understand your future without embracing your past and this race and Butch Rennigner does that perfectly as we continue to take Port Royal Speedway into the hearts and minds of race fans all over the country for years to come.

Since it's inception in 2005, Jeff Rine (2011, 2017) and Gregg Satterlee (2012, 2016) are the only two drivers to score multliple victories in the event. Other past winners of the race are Steve Campbell (05), Scott Haus (06), Mitch Hack (07), Jere Wierman (08), Tim Wilson (09), Waylon Wagner (2010), Jason Covert (2013), Justin Kann (2014), Dylan Yoder (2015), Tyler Bare (2018), Max Blair (2019) and Mason Zeigler (2020). Haus has earned the most top-five finishes during the event with five top-five finishes.

The ULMS Late Models will be competing for a cool $6,333, while the Limited Late Models will be competing for an unheard of $5,033. Both winner's shares will be all-time highs for the event and will certainly bring extra excitement to an already prestigious event for the fendered cars.

Specific to the limited late model division, this will be the largest paying race for them in the history of the division and quite possibly the state. Not only will this add prestige and excitement to the event, it shows the continued growth of the Speedway and it's support of all the divisions that compete at it regularly.

Crate motors will not be permitted to participate in the Limited Late Model portion of the event.

The 410 Sprint Cars will race for $5000 to win courtesy of Lauver's Concessions in preparation for a big week of racing for the division.

Entering the weekend, the points chase for the Super Late Models is one the tightest and most exciting in recent memory at the Speedway. Dylan Yoder holds a narrow 5-point advantage over Gary Stuhler, followed by Ross Robinson (-35), Colton Flinner (-120) and Jeff Rine (-275). Remarkably, none of the top four drivers in the standings have yet to win a race in 2021.

In Limited Late Model competition, Devin Hart enters the weekend as the series points leader by a 150 points over second-place Shawn Shoemaker. Andrew Yoder (-235), Todd Snook (-385), and Kenny Yoder (-405) round out the top five.

Finally, in the 410 Sprint Car division, Logan Wagner appears well on his way to his fourth consecutive points championship as he holds a 265-point advantage over his father, Mike Wagner. Dylan Cisney (-280), Jeff Halligan (-325) and Gerard McIntyre (-970) round out the top five.

To make this event happen, several key sponsors have come on board in support of it and the Renninger family legacy. Packer's Concessions, LLC., Weikert’s Livestock, Mifflin Hill Beverage, Beerhill Gang TV, Mike Cleck Paving & Sealcoating, Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc and an anonymous friend of the Speedway have all chipped in various amounts to push the purses to new heights.

Also up for grabs for the drivers in competition will be several contingency awards presented by several more sponsors. Both the Super Late Models and the Limited Late Models will receive lap sponsor bonuses that will pay $33 per lap courtesy of fans and various sponsors.

In the Super Late Model division, heat race winners will receive $333 courtesy of Tedd Reitz, while fast time in qualifying will receive $133 courtesy of Snyder’s Radiator Shop.. There will also be a $133 hard luck award for the first non-qualifier courtesy of Gullwing Aviation, LLC and Pellman Trade.

Also, $50 will go to 2nd in each super late model heat courtesy of Keister Karting Products and a $150 hard charger award courtesy of Barron’s Racing Engines!

For the Limited Late Model division, heat race winners will receive $100 each courtesy of Garman Concrete & Construction, while the Fast-Time Award winner will receive $133 courtesy of the The Gridiron Pub-New Page. Gullwing Aviation will present a hard-luck award of $133 to the first non-qualifier, while Pellman Trade will offer $33 extra to the highest finishing Juniata County driver in the field.

Also, $33 will go to 2nd in each limited late model heat courtesy of Bill and Kay Weimer and a $333 hard charger award courtesy of Zimmerman Truck Repair.

Admission for the event will be $25 for General Admission, $10 for Students and $35 for Pits Admission. Gates will open at 3:00pm EST, while racing is scheduled to kick off at 6:00pm EST.

For those unable to attend, racing will again be available via FloRacing and more information can be found at www.floracing.com

 

 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

CORY ELIASON BESTS PA POSSE IN KRAMER KLASH VICTORY; Jeremy Ott Ties Legends All-Time Win Record

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 4 (7:30 p.m.) BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL: Twin 20s for 410 Sprints, plus Central PA Legends and Fireworks

Saturday, September 11 (7:30 p.m.) Super Late Models, 358 Sprints (Summer Series) plus PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints

Saturday, September 18 (7:30 p.m.) DIRT CLASSIC VIII presented by Schmuck Lumber Company for All Star Sprints ($20,000 to win) [rain date: Sunday, August 19]

Abbottstown, PA (August 28, 2021) – Cory Eliason has been on a hot streak recently with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Eliason has 12 top 10 finishes in his last 13 races including a win last weekend and now the Kramer Klash victory on Saturday night.

Despite leading wire to wire, it was not an easy win for Eliason as a slew of early race incidents kept the drivers out on the track for longer than usual. “It’s been a long night, I’m definitely kind of winded now. It seemed like I just ran 100 laps for 35.” In addition to the feature, Eliason’s team faced challenges earlier in the night, “It was a long night, especially for the guys. An engine expired in the heat race, and we changed that and got going again.”

After the early race carnage Eliason was able to get in a rhythm, “Once we got running it kind of seemed like it cleaned off.” Lapped traffic came into play on lap 9 for the leader, “I got behind lapped traffic and they were bottom, middle and top and I really didn’t know what to do. I’ve been in that situation before where I come way to close to them and put myself in a bad position. So, I left the door open to see how much of a lead I had or when somebody was going to poke in there.”

The Central PA month of money coincides with the All Star’s upcoming visits and Eliason hitting his stride could not have come at a better time, “Since then (Knoxville) we’ve been really fast, and I’ve been super comfortable. I’ve been driving the absolute day lights out of this thing.”

Two Kramer Williamson cars paced the field ahead of the 35-lap Kramer Klash. One was Justin Peck’s Williamson tribute car and the second was Kramer’s daughter, Felicia Williamson in one of his famous pink #73 sprint cars.

Eliason started on the pole with Zeb Wise to his outside. Eliason led the field into 1 but the caution came out for Tyler Ross before a lap was in the books.

The field lined up for a complete restart with Eliason once again taking the lead.

This time the red flag flew before a lap was completed. Cory Haas, Matt Campbell, Freddie Rahmer, JJ Grasso, Tim Glatfelter and Cap Henry piled up in turn 1. Haas, Glatfelter and Henry all got upside down. Rahmer, Grasso and Glatfelter rejoined the field.

The field lined up for their third attempt at a clean start. Eliason took the lead with Wise in second and Parker Price Miller in third.

Hunter Schuerenberg got under Robbie Kendall for fourth in turn 1 on the first lap. Schuerenberg and Kendall got together at the opposite end of the track with Kendall taking a ride in turn 4. Ian Madsen, Devon Borden, Brent Marks and Chase Dietz got collected as well when the red came out.

Eliason led Wise, Price Miller, Gerard McIntyre and Kyle Reinhardt to the cone for the first single file restart of the race.

Justin Peck and Reinhardt battled for fifth with Peck taking the spot on lap 3.

Wise was closing in on Eliason as lapped traffic loomed ahead. Eliason entered lapped traffic on lap 9. Wise got a good run coming out of turn 2 and had Eliason’s lead down to .243 seconds on lap 11.

Peck caught the lone Posse member in the top five, McIntyre, and was battling him for fourth. Peck got by McIntyre for fourth on lap 12.

Wise took the lead in turn 3 on lap 13 but Eliason got him back at the line to hold the top spot.

Peck continued his charge to the front and slid Price Miller for third turns 3 and 4 to take the spot on lap 20. With another slider in turns 3 and 4, Peck took second on lap 27.

The caution came out with 7 laps to go when Skylar Gee stopped on the back stretch.

The top five for the restart were Eliason, Peck, Wise, Price Miller and McIntyre. Brandon Rahmer restarted ninth after starting the feature 24th.

Price Miller got under Wise for third before the caution came out on lap 30 for Tim Wagaman. Wagaman came to a stop on the back stretch.

With five laps to go Eliason led Peck, Price Miller, Wise and McIntyre to the cone for the final restart of the race.

Price Miller looked under Peck for second and took the spot on lap 31.

Eliason crossed the line 2.313 seconds ahead of Price Miller. Peck made it an All Star sweep of the podium with his third place finish. Wise finished fourth and McIntyre was the lone Posse member in the top five.

Heat race wins went to Justin Peck, Hunter Schuerenberg, Robbie Kendall and Kyle Reinhardt. TJ Stutts set quick time over the 38-car field with a lap time of 12.976 seconds.

Jeremy Ott Ties Legends All-Time Win Record

Jeremy Ott’s win on Saturday night ties him atop the Legends all-time win list with Jason Rochelle. Rochelle and Ott each have 10 wins at the track in the division.

Ott lined up fourth for the 20-lap feature behind Vince Wenrich, Wes Alleman and Logan Carbaugh.

Wenrich, Alleman and Carbaugh raced three wide into turn 1 after the green flag dropped with Carbaugh getting by both Wenrich and Alleman for the lead.

Ott moved by Wenrich for third and looked to the inside of Alleman for second as they drove into turn 3. Ott could not make the pass which allowed Chris Transeau to get by and take third. Transeau made quick work of Alleman and was into second on lap 3. Ott followed and was on Transeau’s bumper battling for second.

The first caution came on lap 4 when Brent Marquis came to a stop on the front stretch.

Carbaugh led Transeau, Ott, Alleman and Wenrich to the cone for the restart.

The top three battled for the lead with Ott making a move on the outside of Transeau to take second on lap 8. Ott quickly went to work on Carbaugh for the lead and took it by half a car length at the line on lap 9.

Transeau took a look under Carbaugh to try and take second, but Carbaugh held the spot.

The four cars of Alleman, Travis McClelland, Blaine Leppo and Stephen Wurtzer raced for fourth behind the leaders.

Carbaugh slid up the track in 1 leaving the bottom open for Ott. Ott took advantage of the opportunity and took the lead on lap 9.

The yellow flag waved on lap 15 for Wenrich in turn 2.

Ott led Carbaugh, Transeau, McClelland and Alleman on the restart.

Transeau looked under Carbaugh for second as McClelland was trying to get by Transeau for third.

Carbaugh got his nose under Ott to challenge for the lead, but Ott had the advantage by half a car length at the line. Carbaugh and Ott raced side-by-side with two laps to go. Carbaugh took one final look under Ott on the final lap, but Ott got to the checkered flag .181 seconds ahead of Carbaugh. McClelland finished third and Transeau was fourth. Wurtzer completed the top five.

Legends heat races were won by Bill Diehl, Blaine Leppo, Travis McClelland and Chris Transeau.

Next Saturday, September 4, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Bob Leiby Memorial featuring Twin 20s for the 410 sprints, Central PA Legends and Fireworks. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 28, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 26-Cory Eliason ($7,300); 2. 39-Parker Price Miller; 3. 73-Justin Peck; 4. 10-Zeb Wise; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 11-TJ Stutts; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 11. 1X-Chad Trout; 12. 75-Tyler Ross; 13. 99m-Kyle Moody; 14. 5-Ian Madsen; 15. 11-JJ Grasso; 16. 17B-Bill Balog; 17. 5E-Tim Wagaman (DNF); 18. 07-Skylar Gee (DNF); 19. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 20. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 21. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 22. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg (DNF); 23. 19-Brent Marks (DNF); 24. 27-Devon Borden (DNF); 25. 39-Chase Dietz (DNF); 26. 38-Cory Haas (DNF); 27. 4-Cap Henry (DNF); 28. 21-Matt Campbell (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Cory Eliason (1-35)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 73-Justin Peck; 2. 10-Zeb Wise; 3. 27-Devon Borden; 4. 11-TJ Stutts; 5. 5-Ian Madsen; 6. 4-Cap Henry; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 5w-Lucas Wolfe; 9. 11P-Greg Plank (DNF); 10. 39-Chase Dietz (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 3. 26-Cory Eliason; 4. 39-Parker Price Miller; 5. 75-Tyler Ross; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 17B-Bill Balog; 8. 99m-Kyle Moody; 9. 35-Tyler Esh; 10. 47K-Kody Lehman

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 19-Brent Marks; 4. 38-Cory Haas; 5. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich; 9. 90-Jordan Givler

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 07-Skylar Gee; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 6. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 21-Matt Campbell; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 11-JJ Grasso

410 Dash 1 Finish (4 laps) – 1. 26-Cory Eliason; 2. 39-Parker Price Miller; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 5. 11-TJ Stutts

410 Dash 2 Finish (4 laps) – 1. 10-Zeb Wise; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 4. 19-Brent Marks; 5. 73-Justin Peck

410 Sprint Consy Finish (12 laps) – 1. 4-Cap Henry; 2. 39-Chase Dietz; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 99m-Kyle Moody; 9. 21-Matt Campbell; 10. 90-Jordan Givler; 11. 17B-Bill Balog; 12. 5w-Lucas Wolfe; 13. 7-Trey Hivner; 14. 47K-Kody Lehman; 15. 11P-Greg Plank; 16. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 17. 35-Tyler Esh (DNS)

410 Sprint Time Trial Results – 1. 11- TJ Stutts 12.9759; 2. 26-Cory Eliason 13.0890; 3. 10-Zeb Wise 13.1056; 4. 73-Justin Peck 13.1806; 5. 39-Parker Price Miller 13.1986; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney 13.2506; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg 13.2863; 8. 4-Cap Henry 13.2906; 9. 27-Devon Borden 13.3057; 10. 5-Ian Madsen 13.3712; 11. 39-Chase Dietz 13.4094; 12. 19-Brent Marks 13.4151; 13. 5w-Lucas Wolfe 13.4426; 14. 1X-Chad Trout 13.5077; 15. 16-Gerard McIntyre 13.5180; 16. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.5359; 17. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.5385; 18. 55K-Robbie Kendall 13.5579; 19. 87-Alan Krimes 13.5591; 20. 91-Kyle Reinhardt 13.5621; 21. 17B-Bill Balog 13.5665; 22. 59-Jim Siegel 13.5747; 23. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 13.5764; 24. 07-Skylar Gee 13.6106; 25. 38-Cory Haas 13.6423; 26. 11-JJ Grasso 13.6483; 27. 5E-Tim Wagaman 13.6516; 28. 21-Matt Campbell 13.6556; 29. 7-Trey Hivner 13.6569; 30. 99m-Kyle Moody 13.6589; 31. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.6693; 32. 8-Billy Dietrich 13.6985; 33. 90-Jordan Givler 13.7217; 34. 44-Dylan Norris 13.8078; 35. 11P-Greg Plank 13.8604; 36. 75-Tyler Ross 13.8724; 37. 47K-Kody Lehman 13.8910; 38. 35-Tyler Esh 13.9507

Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legend Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott ($310); 2. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 3. 51-Travis McClelland; 4. 18-Chris Transeau; 5. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 6. 18B-Blaine Leppo; 7. 80-Wes Alleman; 8. 53-Bill Diehl; 9. 4J-Choya Young; 10. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 11. 19J-Jonathan Robinson; 12. 19P-Travis Perry; 13. 1D-Owen Dimm; 14. 45-Aaron Updegraff; 15. 17-Cory Phillips; 16. 56-Zach Baxter; 17. 34-Dan Harrison; 18. 2-Quinn Trimmer; 19. 90-Scott Spidle; 20. 92-Cody Altland; 21. 26-Shaun Abney; 22. Z13-Vince Wenrich; 23. 24-Justin Cunningham (DNF); 24. 93-Brent Marquis (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Logan Carbaugh (1-8) & Jeremy Ott (9-20)

Central PA Legend Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 3. 10-Jeremy Ott; 4. 1D-Owen Dimm; 5. 24-Justin Cunningham; 6. 93-Brent Marquis; 7. 2s-Josh Schrum; 8. 61-Shaun Miller; 9. 12s-Ernie Shirley; 10. 4-Eli Dodge; 11. 12F-Kelby Friese

Central PA Legend Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 18B-Blaine Leppo; 2. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 3. Z13-Vince Wenrich; 4. 90-Scott Spidle; 5. 19J-Jonathan Robinson; 6. 56-Zach Baxter; 7. 7-Preston Alleman; 8. 9D-Brady Dillon; 9. 7F-Colton Friese; 10. 19D-Roy Denike

Central PA Legend Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 80-Wes Alleman; 3. 92-Cody Altland; 4. 34-Dan Harrison; 5. 26-Shaun Abney; 6. 9-Rick Hartwig; 7. 824-Brian Rampmeyer; 8. 15s-John Snavely; 9. 16-Tyler Kaylor; 10. 18T-Tyler Denike; 11. 7A-Brady Arndt

Central PA Legend Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 18-Chris Transeau; 2. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 3. 4J-Choya Young; 4. 45-Aaron Updegraff; 5. 19-Travis Perry; 6. 2-Quinn Trimmer; 7. 17-Cory Phillips; 8. 25-Eric Hurst; 9. 11R-Scott Musselman; 10. 30W-Justin Wagaman; 11. 48w-Chris Wagner

Central PA Legend Consy One Finish (6 laps) – 1. 93-Brent Marquis; 2. 56-Zach Baxter; 3. 7-Preston Alleman; 4. 2s-Josh Schrum; 5. 9D-Brady Dillon; 6. 61-Shaun Miller; 7. 4-Eli Dodge; 8. 7F-Colton Friese; 9. 12s-Ernie Shirley; 10. 12F-Kelby Friese; 11. 19D-Roy Denike (DNF)

Central PA Legend Consy Two Finish (3 laps) – 1. 2-Quinn Trimmer; 2. 17-Cory Phillips; 3. 11R-Scott Musselman; 4. 25-Eric Hurst; 5. 18d-Tyler Denike; 6. 7a-Brady Arndt; 7. 30-Justin Wagaman; 8. 48w-Chris Wagner (DNF); 9. 9-Rick Hartwig (DNF); 10. 824-Brian Rampmeyer (DNF); 11. 15s-John Snavley (DNF); 12. 16-Tyler Kaylor (DNF)

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

MACRI TURNS IN PERFECT PERFORMANCE IN SELINSGROVE 410 SPRINT CAR GUNN MEMORIAL; BRENNEMAN REPEATS IN FINAL LIMITED LATE MODEL EVENT; LAWTON AWARDED FIRST WIN IN ROADRUNNER RACE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Anthony Macri of Dillsburg turned in a perfect performance during Saturday night’s Acme Companies 41st annual Jack Gunn Memorial for 410 sprint cars.

Macri set fast time with a lap of 16.175, won his heat race, then dueled with Pat Cannon of Etters for his exciting win in the 30-lap tribute race. He earned $5,000 for his first win of the season at Selinsgrove and seventh overall in 410 sprint car competition at the wheel of the Macri Concrete/J&S Fabrication No. 39M. It was his third career win at the Snyder County oval.

Trent Brenneman of Port Royal wired the field for his second win in a row in the 20-lap limited late model race, while Curtis Lawton of Bloomsburg was awarded the win in the 12-lap roadrunner feature when the car driven by Brad Mitch of McClure was disqualified during a post-race inspection.

Devin Hart of Port Royal clinched the limited late model series championship in the division’s final race of the season.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Selinsgrove Ford National Open Qualifier for the 410 sprint cars plus super late models (ULMS) and roadrunners at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. The 30-lap main events for the 410 sprint cars and super late models will each pay $5,000 to win. Track gates open at 4 p.m.

Polesitter Pat Cannon powered into the lead at the start of the sprint car Gunn Memorial. He was chased by third-place starter Anthony Macri for the first lap until fifth-place starter Ryan Smith advanced to second.

An intense battle unfolded early in the race between Cannon, Smith, and Macri, with Macri reclaiming the runner up spot on lap three. By lap eight, the leaders encountered slower traffic.

On the 13th circuit, Cannon and Macri raced wheel to wheel for the lead with Cannon maintaining the edge. On lap 18, Macri pulled off a thrilling slider in turn two to take the lead away from Cannon.

With 10 laps remaining, Macri led Cannon, Smith, fourth-place starter Danny Dietrich, and 12th-place starter Jason Shultz.

On lap 22, Cannon’s car rolled to a stop in turn two with a flat tire, ending an impressive run. On the final restart, Macri stormed to victory over Smith, Dietrich, Blane Heimbach, and Shultz.

Polesitter Trent Brenneman took the lead at the drop of the green flag in the limited late model feature and raced mostly uncontested. On the first lap, seventh-place starter Andrew Yoder, who was in contention for the division’s series title, withdrew from the race.

By lap five, Brenneman had already opened up a straightaway lead over fifth-place starter Todd Snook while second-place starter JR Toner pressured third-place starter Jim Yoder for the third spot.

A caution on lap nine for debri regrouped the field with Brenneman quickly stretching his lead again. Then a seven-car pileup on lap 11 stopped the race; there were no driver injuries and most of the cars were able to restart the race.

In the final laps of the race, Brenneman opened up a comfortable lead and posted the win over Snook, Yoder, fourth-place starter Devin Hart, and Toner.

Second-place starter Curtis Lawton pulled into the lead at the start of the roadrunner feature. Lawton was trailed by third-place starter Nate Romig for the first lap until fourth-place starter Keith Bissinger took over the runner-up position.

A tight four-car battle unfolded at the front of the pack between Lawton, Bissinger, fifth-place starter Adam Campbell, and Romig. Brad Mitch, who started at the back of the pack, worked his way into the top five.

With two laps to race, Mitch stormed into second and set his sights on Lawton. Mitch made the pass for the lead and checkered flag on the final lap only to have his car disqualified during a post-race tech inspection.

Lawton was awarded the win over Bissinger, Romig, Smith Cope, and Tom Underwood.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 28 August 2021 410 Sprint Cars – 18 Entries 30-Lap Jack Gunn Memorial: 1) 39M Anthony Macri $5,000 2) 6 Ryan Smith 3) 48 Danny Dietrich 4) 12 Blane Heimbach 5) 35 Jason Shultz 6) 69K Lance Dewease 7) 19M Landon Myers 8) 67 Justin Whittall 9) 11A Austin Bishop 10) 35 Zach Hampton 11) 19 Curt Stroup 12) 19 Colby Womer 13) 17B Steve Buckwalter 14) 24B Dustin Baney 15) 23 Pat Cannon 16) 1W Aaron Bollinger 17) 4S Larry Smith 18) 17 Jason Wagner Heat Winners: Anthony Macri, Pat Cannon Time Trials: 1) 39M Anthony Macri 16.175 2) 23 Pat Cannon 16.296 3) 48 Danny Dietrich 16.16.466 4) 17B Steve Buckwalter 16.482 5) 67 Justin Whittall 16.497 6) 12 Blane Heimbach 16.549 7) 6 Ryan Smith 16.557 8) 69K Lance Dewease 16.581 9) 19 Curt Stroup 16.604 10) 35 Jason Shultz 16.662 11) 19W Colby Womer 16.684 12) 35Z Zach Hampton 16.886 13) 1W Aaron Bollinger 16.894 14) 24B Dustin Baney 17.050 15) 11A Austin Bishop 17.073 16) 17 Jason Wagner 19.928 17) 4S Larry Smith 19.362 18) 19M Landon Myers (Did Not Scale) Limited Late Models – 23 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 33 Trent Brenneman 2) 23 Todd Snook 3) 27 Jim Yoder 4) 33K Devin Hart 5) 1T JR Toner 6) 44 Shawn Shoemaker 7) 22 Casey Steinhoff 8) 19 Drew Weisser 9) 93 Steve Todorow 10) 20 Colin Knaub 11) 49 Zach Fedorchik 12) 89 John Schoch 13) 20 Joe Lusk 14) 32 Ethan Beasom 15) 99 Kyle Bachman 16) 12K Jared Fulkroad 17) 32 Chris Leitzel 18) 08 Zach Kauffman 19) 17JR Wayne Ramer 20) 2 Andrew Yoder 21) 79 Chase Bowsman 22) 27 Cayden Ranck 23) 17A Scott Dunham Jr. Heat Winners: JR Toner, Devin Hart, Trent Brenneman Roadrunners – 13 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 33 Curtis Lawton 2) 11 Keith Bissinger 3) 25 Nate Romig 4) 1 Smith Cope 5) 12 Tom Underwood 6) 357 Ronnie Buck 7) 992 Terry Kramer 8) 60 Jimmy Kessler 9) 83 Mike Kerstetter 10) 2 Adam Campbell 11) 14 Cory Lndemuth 12) 8K Jeremy Kline 13) 10M Brad Mitch (DQ) Heat Winners: Nate Romig, Brad Mitch

 

 

Todd Shaffer Tribute Race This Week At Williams Grove Pays $6,088 To Win!

$350 Mr. Excitement Hard Charger Award Offered By Crew Members

Event honors three-time champion with pre-race meet & greet, infield celebration broadcast

8/29/21

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will celebrate the career of three-time track champion Todd Shaffer of Millerstown coming up this Friday, September 3 at 7:30 pm when VP Racing Fuels presents the Todd Shaffer Tribute Race for Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint Cars.

The special race run in honor of “Mr. Excitement,” Todd Shaffer, will pay $6,088 to win as part of the 2021 Diamond Series at the track.

In addition, up for grabs in the sprint car feature will be the “Mr. Excitement Hard Charger Award,” paying $350 as sponsored by Shaffer’s pit crew members from throughout his career.

VP Racing Fuels will present each Friday sprint car winner a VP Racing Fuels fuel jug and a $50 gift certificate for VP Fuels.

During his long and exciting career in sprint cars that began in 1986, Shaffer recorded a total of 38 sprint car victories at the track, placing him just inside the top 10 on the all-time oval career win list.

His track championships, all for car owners Gary and Patty Beam of Gardners, came in 1995, 2007 and in 2009.

To celebrate Shaffer’s career at the track, a Beam Team reunion of sorts including car owner Patty Beam will be held in the speedway infield from 5:45 – 6:45 pm on race night.

The pre-race action will include a live Facebook broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV that will be simulcast on the speedway public address system.

Taking part in the pre-race will be crew members, mechanics and spnosors from the Shaffer/Beam team over the years along with additional Shaffer car owners Jim and Laura Allebach and the son of late car owner Al Hamilton, Mr. Tim Hamilton.

Good friends Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease are also expected to be a part of the celebration.

The 358 sprint cars will also be on the September 3 holiday weekend program along with fireworks.

Derek Locke is the only driver to win in 358 action at the oval this season having scored all six shows run to date.

Locke has quite simply “Locked – Up” the 2021 track point title for the division.

Meanwhile, Lance Dewease is poised to put on his final run to a seventh track title in the 410 sprints division during September.

A seventh track title would be his first since 2011.

Adult general admission for September 3 is $20 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Impressive Sprint Car Career Of Todd Shaffer To Be Feted Friday At Williams Grove

8/29/21

Mechanicsburg Friday’s sprint car program at Williams Grove Speedway will honor the career of three-time track champion, “Mr. Excitement,” Todd Shaffer of Millerstown.

The 410 sprint car drivers will vie for $6,088 to win in the 25-lap feature as part of the 2021 Diamond Series at the track.

In addition, up for grabs in the sprint car feature will be the “Mr. Excitement Hard Charger Award,” paying $350 as sponsored by Shaffer’s pit crew members from throughout his career.

Todd Shaffer scored his first career win at Williams Grove Speedway on July 3, 1988 and scored his last in an All Stars event on May 8, 2009, during his run to a final track title.

Shaffer began his career in sprint cars in 1986 and along the way he picked up Williams Grove wins in the season opener in 2009, the Jack Gunn Memorial in 2000 and in 2001 and in the Mith Smith Memorial in 1998.

He also scored another Williams Grove win with the All Stars, in 1997, as well as taking a score over the World of Outlaws Division II series in 2002.

Additional Grove wins came in the Daryl Gohn Memorial in 1993 and in honor of Maynard Yingst in 1998.

In total, Todd Shaffer recorded 38 sprint car victories at Williams Grove Speedway, placing him just inside the top 10 on the all-time oval career win list.

His track championships, all for car owners Gary and Patty Beam of Gardners, came in 1995, 2007 and in 2009.

Shaffer also earned a Williams Grove Diamond Series title in 2009.

Across his entire carere at all ovals, the Millerstown pilot piled up 196 total sprint car wins.

His best season at Williams Grove Speedway was in 2001 when he put up a total of six victories. The 1997 season offered five wins.

His best finish in the Williams Grove National Open was a second to Donny Schatz in 2007.

Aside from Williams Grove, Shaffer earned track titles at Port Royal, Sharon and Selinsgrove Speedways to go along with marquee wins at Port Royal, Sharon, Selinsgrove and Lincoln.

Other than himself in 1986, car owners for Shaffer came in the form of the Beams, Leon Wintermyer, Al Hamilton, Jesse Keen, Jim and Laura Allebach, Fred Rahmer and Dave Middleswarth.

To celebrate Shaffer’s career, a Beam Team reunion of sorts including car owner Patty Beam will be held in the speedway infield from 5:45 – 6:45 pm on race night.

The pre-race action will include a live Facebook broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV that will be simulcast on the speedway public address system.

Taking part in the pre-race will be crew members, mechanics and spnosors from the Shaffer/Beam team over the years along with the Allebachs and the son of late car owner Al Hamilton, Mr. Tim Hamilton.

Good friends Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease are also expected to be a part of the celebration.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Rain Stops Williams Grove All Stars Gunn Memorial Twins Friday, Shaffer Tribute Race Is Next Gunn Memorial to be part of Sept. 17 All Stars return

8/27/21

Mechanicsburg –Persistent rain prior to the start of action forced cancellation of the All Stars Circuit of Champions Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, August 27.

As a result, the Jack Gunn Memorial will now be held as part of the Dirt Classic Qualifier when the All Stars return to the speedway on Friday, September 17.

The Jack Gunn Memorial Dirt Classic Qualifier will pay $7,000 to win on September 17 as part of the Hoosier Diamond Series at the track.

Coming up this Friday, September 3 at Williams Grove, VP Racing Fuels will present the Todd Shaffer Tribute Race for the 410 sprint cars paying $6,088 to win.

Shaffer's career will be feted prior to the race in the infield from 5:45 to 6:45 to include a live broadcast on BeerHill Gang TV.

VP Racing Fuels will award each race winner a VP Fuels fuel jug and a $50 gift certificate.

The 358 sprints are also on the early Autumn Friday racing program.

Adult general admission for September 3 is $20 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up with all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT NIGHT SALUTES BIG WINNERS THURSDAY AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY. . . .

TYLER “SUNSHINE” COURTNEY STEALS THE THUNDER

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (AUGUST 26, 2021) – NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returned to Grandview Speedway on Thursday Night for a 410 Sprint Car and Modified doubleheader. Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney picked up the 6th Annual Levan Machine and Truck Equipment Thunder Cup and Brett “The Threat” Kressley won the 358 Modified main event worth $3,500 in a single-lap shootout to the checkered flag. A field of twenty-six 410 sprints and thirty modifieds filled the pit area on a hot, hot summer night that also offer the threat of rain all around the Bechtelsville speedway. The Pioneer Pole Building $1,500 first time Thunder on the Hill modified winner bonus remained unclaimed although Matt Stangle was in the hunt for the $5,000 first place prize after leading a good portion of the race. Stangle turned in a very impressive fourth place finish.

“Sunshine” an Indianapolis native scored the $6,000 winner’s share and the 6th Annual Levan Machine and Truck Equipment Thunder Cup trophy with a close win over Dillsburg, PA’s Anthony Macri. The two sprint cars touched as they charged off turn four in the final run to the checker flag.

“Anthony is aggressive and fun to race with, he ran me real clean. I almost gave that one away,” Courtney said of the second-place finisher and the contact they made coming down to the checkered flag. “It’s so good to get a winged Sprint Car win in Pennsylvania, it’s a good way to start our weekend.”

This All Star Circuit of Champions win marked Courtney’s eighth of the 2021 season, and his first Thunder on the Hill win – having competed for multiple years on ‘The Hill’ with the USAC Non-Wing Sprints.

Zeb Wise started on the front row of the 35-lap All Star A-Main alongside Macri and shot to the lead on the initial start. Wise set a rapid pace as the battle behind him heated up, three cars diced for the second position with Macri leading Tyler Courtney, and Justin Peck.

The leader, Wise, approached lapped traffic on the fifth-circuit but kept his cool switching lanes and making the best of a crowded race track.

Courtney charged passed the Macri Concrete No. 39M on the tenth-lap and set his sights on Zeb Wise.

With $6,000 up for grabs, Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney waited and watched making a move just prior to the halfway point – but Wise countered with a move of his own regaining the top spot.

Wise got into the turn four wall two laps later, forfeiting the lead to Courtney.

A close call on lap twenty-three saw two cars make contact. Devon Borden, aboard the Heffner No. 27 machine, shot across the racetrack directly in front of the leaders. Courtney stayed safe, but Wise just barely clipped the car, but was able to continue on.

Courtney dropped the hammer on the restart, with Macri charging into the second spot and Peck moving into the third position.

Macri closed in on Courtney as the final laps ticked away, patiently waiting to make his move.

With the checkered flag in sight Courtney and Macri made contact exiting turn four sending Macri sideways and clinching Courtney’s victory. Macri finished in second, Justin Peck came home in third, Zeb Wise finished in fourth, and Cory Eliason rounding out the top five.

All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Heat races were wont by Zeb Wise, Anthony Macri, and Kyle Reinhardt. Quick Time was set by Cory Eliason with a lap of 11.650, receiving a $150 bonus and wine from Clever Girl Winery. Anthony Macri won the dash earning the right to start on the pole and Tyler Ross was the winner of the B-Main.

Matt Stangle and Justin Grim led the field down to the green flag, swapping the top spot twice in the first lap. A bold three-wide move handed the lead to Jared Umbenhauer, with Grim and Stangle fighting for second.

Umbenhauer dropped into a rhythm that earned him a half-track lead over the rest of the field. Six cars battled for second running multiple grooves before the yellow slowed the field on lap eleven.

On the restart, it was Stangle taking the lead and maintaining control with Brett Kressley and Craig VonDohren following close behind.

Kressley made his move on lap 20, powering past Stangle into the lead.

Lapped traffic bunched the field directly in front of the leaders, with Kressley making contact – but continuing on while the lapped cars spun out, bringing out the yellow, and setting up a one-lap shootout for the win.

Kressley took the lead on the start, the checkered flag, and the $3,500 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win. Umbenhauer came home in second, Craig VonDohren in third, Matt Stangle in fourth, and Jeff Strunk in fifth.

GT Radiator Repair 358 Modified qualifying heats were won by Justin Grim, Jared Umbenhauer, and Jack Butler each collecting $100 from the Ambler, PA-based business. The last chance consolation event was won by Kevin Hirthler.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns on Saturday, October 16 for the Mods at the Madhouse Big-Block/Small-Block Modified Triple 20s and Sportsman event. For further information visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series

Time Trials – 1. Cory Eliason – 11.650 2. Parker Price Miller – 11.778 3. Tyler Courtney -- 11.851 4. Zeb Wise – 11.870 5. Hunter Schuerenberg – 11.905 6. Justin Peck – 11.972 7. Zach Hampton – 11.984 8. Ryan Smith – 11.991 9. Lucas Wolfe – 12.001 10. Ian Madsen – 12.003 11. Anthony Macri – 12.005 12. Kyle Reinhardt – 12.016 13. Tyler Ross – 12.068 14. Brent Marks – 12.069 15. Cap Henry – 12.126 16. Freddie Rahmer – 12.129 17. Bill Balog – 12.134 18. Kyle Moody – 12.161 19. Danny Dietrich – 12.175 20. Austin Bishop – 12.224 21. Devon Borden – 12.237 22. JJ Grasso – 12.247 23. Sam Schlosberg – 12.309 24. Bradley Howard – 12.342 25. Skylar Gee – 12.397 26. Jon Stewart – 12.696

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Zeb Wise 2. Ian Madsen 3. Zach Hampton 4. Cory Eliason 5. Danny Dietrich 6. JJ Grasso

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Anthony Macri 2. Hunter Schuerenberg 3. Ryan Smith 4. Brent Marks 5. Bill Balog 6. Parker Price Miller

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Kyle Reinhardt 2. Justin Peck 3. Lucas Wolfe 4. Tyler Courtney 5. Cap Henry 6. Kyle Moody

Dash (6 Laps) – 1. Anthony Macri 2. Zeb Wise 3. Tyler Courtney 4. Justin Peck 5. Kyle Reinhardt 6. Cory Eliason 7. Hunter Schuerenberg 8. Parker Price Miller

B-Main (8 Laps) -- 1. Tyler Ross 2. Austin Bishop 3. Devon Borden 4. Bradley Howard 5. Skylar Gee 6. Sam Schlosberg

A-Main (35 Laps) – 1. Tyler Courtney 2. Anthony Macri 3. Justin Peck 4. Zeb Wise 5. Cory Eliason 6. Hunter Schuerenberg 7. Parker Price Miller 8. Brent Marks 9. Danny Dietrich 10. Ryan Smith 11. Bill Balog 12. Ian Madsen 13. Zach Hampton 14. Lucas Wolfe 15. Cap Henry 16. JJ Grasso 17. Austin Bishop 18. Kyle Moody 19. Skylar Gee 20. Sam Schlosberg 21. Devon Borden 22. Tyler Ross 23. Bradley Howard 24. Kyle Reinhardt.

NASCAR 358 Modifieds

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Justin Grim 2. Duane Howard 3. Matt Stangle 4. Craig Von Dohren 5. Craig Whitmoyer 6. Briggs Danner

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Jared Umbenhauer 2. Tim Buckwalter 3. Brett Kressley 4. Ryan Krachun 5. Ryan Godown 6. Ron Kline

Heat 3(10 Laps) – 1. Jack Butler 2. Davey Sammons 3. Jeff Strunk 4. Kyle Lilick 5. Mike Gular 6. Alex Yankowski

B-Main (10 Laps) – 1. Kevin Hirthler 2. Rick Laubach 3. Brian Hirthler 4. Kenny Gilmore 5. Jim Housworth 6. Mike Lisowski

A-Main (30 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Jared Umbenhauer 3. Craig VonDohren 4. Matt Stangle 5. Jeff Strunk 6. Duane Howard 7. Ryan Godown 8. Mike Gular 9. Rick Laubach 10. Justin Grim 11. Jack Butler 12. Kevin Hirthler 13. Davey Sammons 14. Kenny Gilmore 15. Brian Hirthler 16. Ron Kline 17. Jim Housworth 18. Ryan Krachun 19. Tim Buckwalter 20. Craig Whitmyoer 21. Briggs Danner 22. Alex Yankowski 23. Mike Lisowski 24. Kyle Lillick

NOTE: A special Thank You to the hard working track crew and officials, as well as the All Star Circuit of Champions and Modified drivers who cooperated in moving the show along to beat the weather that in the area.

2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple Roaring 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

Increased Payouts for Butch Renninger Memorial Kicks Off Busy 167th Annual Juniata County Fair Week at Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (August 26, 2021) – It's that time of year again! Soon the smell of delicious fair food and the shrieks of excitement from children riding rides will fill the Juniata County air surrounding the Port Royal Speedway.

It's the 167th Annual Juniata County Fair! As tradition has it, racing will again be a prime attraction during the fair. Racing will kick off during opening night of the fair on Saturday, Sept. 4th with the 18th Annual Butch Renninger Memorial Race featuring the ULMS Racing Series Late Models, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars.

The event honors the legendary Butch Renninger, who sits fourth on the all-time winners list in the Super Late model division with 41 career victories and three track championships to his name. Renninger also served diligently on the board of the speedway for decades and oversaw track preparation and concessions during that time.

The ULMS Late Models will be competing for a cool $6,333, while the Limited Late Models will be competing for an unheard of $5,033. Both winner's shares will be all-time highs for the event and will certainly bring extra excitement to an already prestigious event for the fendered cars.

Specific to the limited late model division, this will be the largest paying race for them in the history of the division and quite possibly the state. Not only will this add prestige and excitment to the event, it shows the continued growth of the Speedway and it's support of all the divisions that compete at it regularly.

Crate motors will not be permitted to participate in the Limited Late Model portion of the event.

The 410 Sprint Cars will race for their regular $4000 to win in preparation for a big week of racing for the division.

To make this event happen, several key sponsors have come on board in support of it and the Renninger family legacy. Packer's Concessions, LLC., Weikert’s Livestock, Mifflin Hill Beverage, Beerhill Gang TV, Mike Cleck Paving & Sealcoating, Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc and an anonymous friend of the Speedway have all chipped in various amounts to push the purses to new heights.

Also up for grabs for the drivers in competition will be several contingency awards presented by several more sponsors. Both the Super Late Models and the Limited Late Models will receive lap sponsor bonuses that will pay $33 per lap courtesy of fans and various sponsors.

In the Super Late Model division, heat race winners will receive $333 courtesy of Tedd Reitz, while fast time in qualifying will receive $133 courtesy of Snyder’s Radiator Shop.. There will also be a $133 hard luck award for the first non-qualifier courtesy of Gullwing Aviation, LLC and Pellman Trade.

For the Limited Late Model division, heat race winners will receive $100 each courtesy of Garman Concrete & Construction, while the Fast-Time Award winner will receive $133 courtesy of the The Gridiron Pub-New Page. Gullwing Aviation will present a hard-luck award of $133 to the first non-qualifier, while Pellman Trade will offer $33 extra to the highest finishing Juniata County driver in the field.

Admission for the event will be $25 for General Admission, $10 for Students and $35 for Pits Admission. Gates will open at 3:00pm EST, while racing is scheduled to kick off at 6:00pm EST.

All of this will lead into Monday, Sept. 6 for the 70th Annual Foss Jewelers, Inc. Labor Day Classic featuring the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the 4-cylinders and the Path Valley Wingless Sportsman division. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the 410 Sprint Car event will pay $6000 to win instead of the regular $5000 winner's share.

As tradition, the event will serve as our fan appreciation night featuring $5 infield general admission and $12 grandstand general admission. Pit admission will be $30. It will also be United Way night, with half of the 50/50 proceeds benefitting the local United Way chapter. Tedd Reitz will also serve as a sponsor for the event, putting up additional money for the event purse.

Closing out the week will be the 54th Annual Tuscarora 50 sanctioned by the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions and presented by Ramsey's Car Wash and Garage and Packer's Concessions.

The three-day crown-jewel event will kick off on Thursday, Sept 9 and run until Saturday, Sept. 11. There will be rain date of Sunday Sept. 12 for Saturday's portion only.

Thursday's event will pay $8000 to win for the 410 Sprint cars courtesy of Tedd Reitz and feature the PennsValley MeatMarket PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars. Friday will be the annual 'Night Before 'the 50', which will pay $10,000 to win courtesy of Tedd Reitz and feature the River Valley Builders Super Late Models as well.

Finally, Saturday is the granddaddy of them all, the 54th Annual Tuscarora 50. As tradition, the event will pay $54,000 to win in accordance with the 54th running of the event. There will be a full-paying non qualifiers purse as well.

Saturday's event will feature $200 to win heat races and $450 spread out among the top three in qualifying courtesy of Tedd Reitz. There will be several other contingency prizes throughout the weekend that are yet to be announced as well.

Prices for the weekend are as follows-

Thursday- Sept 9- $25 GA, $10 Students, $35 Pits

Friday- Sept 10- $30 GA, $15 Students, $40 Pits

Saturday- Sept 11- $35 GA, $20 Students, $45 Pits

Stay tuned to our various social media outlets and our website www.portrpoyalspeedway.comfor more info and we thank you for your continued support during the 2021 racing season!

 

 

All Stars To Contest 39th Jack Gunn Memorial As Twin 20s Friday

Twin 20 mains to pay 4K to win each out of purses worth more than 20K each in program that dates to 1961

8/22/21

Mechanicsburg - The All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Series heads into Williams Grove Speedway coming up this Friday, August 27 to compete in the 39th annual Jack Gunn Memorial, a Twin 20s program of racing events.

Run in honor of the late, former Williams Grove Speedway announcer and promoter, the big event will be a sprints only program with an exhibition by restored racecars from the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing also on the agenda.

Sponsored by Union Quarries and presented by VP Racing Fuels, the 39th Jack Gunn Memorial twin 20-lap mains will each pay $4,000 to win with total purses for each feature worth over $20,000 each.

Time trials will set the heat starting grids while the winner of the first 20-lap main event will draw for an inversion to start the second feature event.

Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown will pay $300 to set fast time over the field.

Both 20-lap feature events will carry full points toward the 2021 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car Williams Grove Speedway track title.

Event sponsor Union Quarries of Carlisle is one of the top stone, concrete and blacktop producing companies in the region.

Union Quarries has been providing materials to Adams County, York County, Perry County and throughout the area since 1961.

Learn more about the company by visiting www.unionquarries.com.

Twin 20s at Williams Grove date back to 1961 when Johnny Mackison Sr. and Dick Tobias claimed the first pair.

Since then no driver has been more successful in the programs at the track than Fred Rahmer.

Rahmer scored an even six times in twins action during his career including in a sweep of the program in 1995, a feat that only Van May had ever done before in 1983.

Don Kreitz Jr., the current car owner of point leader Lance Dewease, has the second best record in the twin 20s having taken five during his career as a driver.

Dewease has the third best twins record having scored four wins, his most recent coming in the most recent running of the mains in 2019.

All Star Aaron Reutzel took the other twin in 2019.

“Sunshine” Tyler Courtney has established himself as the man to beat on the 2021 All Stars tour and Courtney will be trying to pick up his first ever Williams Grove win in the twin 20s.

Courtney has some seven wins on the season to date and a more than 300-point lead in the standings over Cory Eliason of Visalia, California.

Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg currently holds down third spot in All Stars points.

Aside from the aforementioned top three in points, the Jack Gunn Memorial is sure to bring many other touring pilots into Williams Grove including Cory Eliason, Hunter Schuerenberg, Ian Madsen, Kyle Reinhardt, Zeb Wise, Cap Henry, Justin Peck and more.

In the Gunn Memorial itself, Lance Dewease owns three victories over the years and he’s sure to be primed for a fourth aboard the Kreitz No. 69K.

Other local top contenders for a twin 20 win in two weeks should be Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Devin Borden, TJ Stutts, Anthony Macri and Lucas Wolfe.

The 39th Gunn Memorial will mark the 42nd appearance by the All Stars at Williams Grove since the series inception in 1970.

To date, local drivers known as the Pennsylvania Posse have claimed 36 of the shows with two shows going to independent driver Kyle Larson and three others going to All Stars driver and champion Aaron Reutzel.

The August 27 twin 20s will be another race in the 2021 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the track.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

Jack Gunn Legacy To Be Honored Friday At Williams Grove Speedway

8/22/21

Mechanicsburg - This Friday’s twin 20s for the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints at Williams Grove Speedway will honor late, great, promoter Jack Gunn.

The Jack Gunn Memorial twin 20-lap mains will each pay $4,000 to win with total purses for each feature worth over $20,000 each.

First run in 1983, the Gunn Memorial honors late Williams Grove promoter Jack Gunn, a native of Hancock, Maryland.

Gunn was a Hall of Fame Promoter who heralded the speedway as promoter from 1967 until his untimely death from cancer at the age of 48 in 1980.

He began working at the track during the early 1960s as an announcer and honed his skill on the microphone while eventually relaying his talents into the oval’s captain.

It was during his tenure at the helm of Williams Grove Speedway that Gunn rose to prominence on the local and national scene and he took the facility with him.

During his career at Williams Grove, Gunn also promoted with much success at other area tracks.

Gunn’s mark on both Williams Grove and the region itself was to help raise sprint car racing to not only a weekly division but a premiere weekly headline division at that.

Gunn was feted nationally as 1979 Promoter of the Year.

While at the top of his game, he not only stood at the helm at both Williams Grove and Selinsgrove Speedways, but he was also doing the job at Hagerstown, (Maryland) and Penn National Speedways.

In his day, Jack Gunn was known as the most powerful promoter in the East.

And it is that reputation and skill that Williams Grove Speedway will honor yet again this week with the running of the All Stars Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Williams Grove To Hold Todd Shaffer Tribute Race September 3

Event honors three-time track champion of Millerstown

8/22/21

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will honor three-time track champion Todd Shaffer of Millerstown coming up on Friday, September 3 when it presents the Todd Shaffer Tribute Race for Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint Cars at 7:30 pm.

The special race run in honor of “Mr. Excitement,” Todd Shaffer, will pay $6,000 to win as part of the 2021 Diamond Series at the track.

During his long and exciting career, Shaffer recorded a total of 38 sprint car victories at the track, placing him just inside the top 10 on the all-time oval career win list.

His track championships, all for car owners Gary and Patty Beam of Gardners, came in 1995, 2007 and in 2009.

To celebrate Shaffer’s career at the track, a Beam Team reunion of sorts including car owner Patty Beam will be held in the speedway infield from 5:45 – 6:45 pm on race night.

The pre-race action will also include a live Facebook broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV.

Taking part will be crew members, mechanics and spnosors from the Shaffer/Beam team over the years along with additional Shaffer car owners Jim and Laura Allebach and the son of late car owner Al Hamilton, Mr. Tim Hamilton.

Todd Shaffer scored his first career win at Williams Grove Speedway on July 3, 1988 and scored his last in an All Stars event on May 8, 2009, during his run to a final track title.

Along the way Shaffer picked up wins in the season opener in 2009, the Jack Gunn Memorial in 2000 and in 2001 and in the Mith Smith Memorial in 1998.

He also scored another win with the All Stars, in 1997, as well as taking a score over the World of Outlaws Division II series in 2002.

His best finish in the National Open was a second to Donny Schatz in 2007.

The 358 sprint cars will also be on the September 3 holiday weekend program along with fireworks.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT PRESENT ALL STAR SPRINT & MODIFIED DOUBLEHEADER AT GRANDVIEW THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

SHORT DISTANCE, BIG $5,000 PAYOFF TO FIRST TIME THUNDER MOD WINNER, ALL STAR SPRINTS CHASE $6,000 PAYDAY IN NAPA THUNDER SERIES EVENT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA AUGUST 22, 2021 . . . . . . . Always an anticipated event, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment present the All Star 410 Sprint Thunder Cup and the 358 Modified Doubleheader on Thursday night, August 26 at the Grandview Speedway. The Thunder Cup for the 410 Sprints will offer $6,000 to the winner, $1,150 for tenth and $550 just to take the green flag in the 35 lap feature. For the Modifieds, bonus money from both Pioneer Pole Buildings and GT Radiators will sweeten the pot with $5,000 offered to any first time Modified Thunder on the Hill winner and $3,500 to any repeat modified winner in the 30 lap feature. GT Radiators added $200 to the runner position in the feature and posted $100 to each Modified heat race winner. To be eligible for the bonus, drivers are required to pre enter the event by calling 443 513 4456. There is no entry fee.

The 410 sprints are always a thrill on the hill and Thursday night will be no different with the best of the All Stars taking on the PA 410 sprint car roster. For the Modifieds, interest is high especially for drivers chasing down their first career Thunder on the Hill victory that will be worth $5,000 to win the 30 lap feature. What a prize and a memory maker for any driver pulling off the accomplishment. And it can happen! We were so close on the August 3rd event when four of the top five were potential first time feature winners right down to the checker flag.

The All Star 410 sprints will open the show with the Clever Girl Winery Time Trials paying $150 to the fast time of the night. The Sprints will continue with qualifying events all leading up to the 35 lap Thunder Cup. For the Modifieds, they will complete in three GT Radiator heat race events each paying $100 to win, building to their 30 lap feature event.

Many race fans take advantage of the Thunder on the Hill Advance Ticket program. Fans with advance tickets may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM providing them with choice seating. There are no reserved seats. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night at 4:30 PM. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

Some likely 410 sprint entries include Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney of Indianapolis, IN, Cory Eliason from Visalia, CA, Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikestm, MO, Cap Henry from Bellevue, OH, Zeb Wise of Angola, IN, Bill Balog of North Pole, AK, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, NJ and Rick Abreu, St Helena, CA. Possible PA Posse entries could include defending Thunder Cup winner Danny Dietrich along with Freddie Rahmer, Brandon Rahmer, Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody, Ryan Taylor, Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts, and Lucas Wolfe just to name a few.

Modified drivers hungry for that first win paying $5,000 for 30 laps include Danny Bouc, Kyle Weiss, Dylan Swinehart, Brian Hirthler, Dominick Buffalino, Mike Lisowski, Craig Whitmoyer, Tim Buckwalter, Ryan Krachun, Matt Stangle, Jesse Leiby, Alex Yankowski, Jim Housworth and Jack Butler to name a few. The attractive $3,500 payday in the 30 lap modified feature is of interest to past Thunder winners to include Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, Kevin Hirthler, Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Brett Kressley Jared Umbenhauer and Kenny Gilmore.

Pioneer Pole Buildings is the premier builder of post frame buildings in PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA and NY. Pioneer was founded in 1998, and has since built their business and quality reputation on providing customers with top quality buildings at very competitive prices. Pioneer Pole Buildings is located on South Route 183 in Schuylkill Haven, PA. For more information, please call 888-448-2505.

GT Radiator Repair specializes in automotive radiators, including antique car radiators and commercial truck radiators. GT Radiators is also your source for farm radiator service, industrial radiator repair, oil coolers, and any other heat exchange units. For auto, truck or heavy equipment radiator needs, contact Harry or George Turner at GT Radiators.

And a new sponsor to this event, Clever Girl Winery have posted a $150 bonus plus a 3 pack of wine for the 410 sprint fast time. Clever Girl Winery offers wine tastings Friday through Sunday, at their Bangor, PA location. Please visit their website at www.clevergirlwinery.com. The time everyone will be shooting to at is 11.243, the 410 sprint quick lap set by Aaron Reutzel set back on 8/23/2018.

Adult admission tickets are $30, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Thursday, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple Roaring 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

Anthony Macri, Briggs Danner and Dave Grube Find Victory Lane During Open Wheel Madness Tribute to the Military Night at Port Royal

Port Royal Speedway – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (August 22, 2021) – Fresh off a first career victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, Anthony Macri swept the weekend by picking up his fourth Port Royal Speedway victory of the season Saturday night.

The win came over Steve Buckwalter and Curt Stroup and was worth $4300. Macri earned the additional $300 as a result of winning form the ninth position.

"I'm speechless. I don't think we've ever gotten two wins in one weekend," said Macri."It's pretty cool. My guys worked their butts off to get this car ready for today and it just finslly all paid off."

The night began with a salute to the military and a free concert with Sgt. Bob presented by Planet Fitness and with 100 total sprint cars in attendance across all three divisions.

Stroup and Pat Cannon led the field to the green flag and it was Stroup jumping out to the early advantage on lap one. Eighth-place starter Logan Wagner was on the move early as he was up two spot to sixth on the opening circuit and challenging for a top-five spot as well.

Third-place starter Buckwalter got by Cannon for the runner-up position on the backstretch on lap three and one lap later Wagner cracked the top five as well.

By lap eight Stroup was in lapped traffic, but held a little more than a 2.0 second advantage over Buckwalter. Wagner continued his march to the front as he he took the third position two laps later and at the same time Macri was making his presence known as he cracked the top-five on the same lap.

Buckwalter cut the deficit in half on lap 11, but two laps later it was Wagner sliding around Buckwalter for the runner-up position and putting Stroup in his vision. Wagner and Stroup crisscrossed lines on lap 14 and it was Stroup leading the lap in a drag race to the line. However, the caution halted Wagner's momentum as Tyler Walton came to a slow on the Speedway.

While everyone was watching to see what Wagner would do on the restart, it was fourth-place running Cannon who brought the fans to their feet as he used a three-wide move to go to second in turn's one and two. Buckwalter was able to regain the spot entering turn three, while Wagner seemed to be struggling with his car as he fell to fifth.

Macri entered the podium for the first time the following lap as he got by Cannon for third and two laps later he got by Buckwalter for the runner-up position in turn's one and two. However, as the cars behind him jockeyed for position it was Stroup who was benefitting as he held more than a 2.0 second advantage with only eight laps remaining.

Within three laps, Macri was in hot pursuit on the high-side of the track as he cut a full second off the advantage. With five to go he was all over Stroup's tail tank and one lap later Macri made the winning move for the lead.

"He was out front and I didn't really know what to do to try and catch him," said Macri. "I tried the bottom and I tried the top and I was able to close on him and get him. I talk to those guys and they've come a long way and are definitely fast."

Stroup tried a pair of slider the next two laps, but Macri was too strong off the top of the Speedway. It appeared Macri was going to go untested for the victory, however their would be one last test as track points leader Logan Wagner slowed to a stop on the backstretch setting up a one lap shootout.

Stroup's best chance was to go to the bottom on the restart, but Macri took the line away in turn's one and two. The move allowed Buckwalter to get around Stroup for the runner-up spot entering turn three, but the race was Macri's as he cruised home to the checkered flag by 1.588 seconds.

Buckwalter, Stroup, Gerrard McIntyre and Cannon rounded out the top five. Mike Wagner, Blane Heimbach, Justin Whittal, Dylan Cisney and Ryan Smith completed the top-ten. 11th-place finisher Jared Esh earned the Valley Supply/Mike Cleck Paving $5000 Hard charger after starting 22nd on the grid, while 15th-place finisher Connor Leoffler earned the $1000 J &S Fabrication Warrior Award via random draw.

"I think we learn something every time we hit the track. I've been trying to get better as a driver and figuring out how to better run the bottom," said Macri. "I'm always searching around for speed and I've had the mentality lately to just get better for these big races and it seems we found something."

410 Sprint Car Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Anthony Macri; 2. Steve Buckwalter; 3. Curt Stroup; 4. Gerard McIntyre; 5. Pat Cannon; 6. Mike Wagner; 7. Blane Heimbach; 8. Justin Whittall; 9. Dylan Cisney; 10. Ryan Smith; 11. Jared Esh; 12. Jason Shultz; 13. A.J. Flick; 14. Kody Lehman; 15. Connor Leoffler; 16. Trenton Sheaffer; 17. Tyler Reeser; 18. Mike Walter II; 19. Drew Ritchey; 20. Logan Wagner; 21. Jeff Halligan; 22. Tyler Bear; 23. Tyler Walton; 24. Dan Shetler.

In the two previous visits to the Port Royal Speedway for the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars, Alex Bright had gone a perfect two for two entering Saturday night. Determined to break the streak and break a tie between the two with seven wins this season with the series, Briggs Danner held off Bright to score his first career Port Royal victory and the $1500 that came with it.

"It was a really nice track out there and once I got out to the lead I was kind of taking it easy out there," said Danner. "It was a good race and I think I felt my tire going away there. He showed his nose a few times and I knew it was time to go."

Christian Bruno and Danner led the field to the green flag and it was all Danner form the drop of the green flag. Meanwhile, Bright started eighth and he was already up to fourth on the opening circuit.

One lap later Bright moved into a podium position and the following lap he drove his way into second. However Danner was in cruise control and had already worked up a 2.603 second advantage.

Danner stretched his lead to close to 3.0 seconds before Bright started reeling him in. By lap nine Bright had it down to just over 2.0 seconds and two laps later he cut another half a second and was closing fast. Two laps later Danner was in heavy lapped traffic and Bright had the deficit cut to 1.057 seconds.

With 11 laps to go, the pair was nose-to-tail coming to the start/finish line and Bright threw a slider entering turn one on Danner for the lead. He briefly held the top spot, but Danner cruised back by down the backstretch to lead again with 10 laps remaining.
Bright tried the move again in turn's three and four the following lap, but again Danner had the strength coming out of the turn to re-take the lead. Over the next eight circuits, Bright stayed patient and was reeling Danner back in.

Bright was really fast in turn's one and two, while Danner had the advantage at the other end of the Speedway. Entering turn three to take the white flag, it appeared Bright was setting Danner up for the pass, but the caution flew for a slowing car on the frontstretch to thwart the effort.

Bright's car stumbled on the restart and that allowed Danner to jump out to a hefty advantage as the pair came to the white flag. Bright would try and last ditch effort slider in turn's three and four, but Danner was not to be denied as he cruised under the checkers for the eighth time of the season with the series by an advantage of 1.085 seconds over Bright, Bruno, Tommy Kunsman and Eric Jennings.

Kenny Miller III, Nash Ely, Bruce Buckwalter, Ed Aiken and Mike Thompson rounded out the top ten.

"I knew Alex was going to try something and he kind of got into me a little on the start and that gave me some room to breathe," said Danner. "That really helped me get going and I'm just thankful for the opportunity and to find victory lane."

For Bright, he thought he had the best car, but was struggling on the restart.

"I thought that was fun and I hope the fans enjoyed it, but we gave that away on the restart," said Bright. "We got to get the stumbling part figured out, but ultimately he was fast and so were we and I'd have liked to seen how that played out in green flag action."

360 Non-Wing Sprint Car Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Briggs Danner; 2. Alex Bright; 3. Christian Bruno; 4. Tommy Kunsman; 5. Eric Jennings; 6. Kenny Miller III; 7. Nash Ely; 8. Bruce Buckwalter; 9. Ed Aiken; 10. Mike Thompson; 11. Mark Bitner; 12. Damon Paul; 13. Colin White; 14. Aiden Borden; 15. Rich Carnathan; 16. Tom Savage; 17. Jason Cherry; 18. Troy Fraker; 19. David Swanson; 20. Jermain Godshall; 21. Billy Ney; 22. Jonathan Swanson; 23. Joey Amantea.

Dave Grube overcame multiple restarts on the opening circuit to go from fourth to first and picked up his second Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Car victory of the season at Port Royal Speedway.

However, the win didn't come without controversy as Grube and defending track champion Garrett Bard made contact in turn's three and four while battling for the lead on lap six, which sent Bard spinning and handed Grube the lead.

Grube would go untouched the rest of the way to score the victory over Domenic Melair, Kenny Heffner, Will Brunson and Fred Arnold. Larry Mcvay, Nathan Gramley, Steve Kenawell Jr., Roger Irvine and Austin Reed completed the top-ten. Bard would go on to finish 13th after rejoining the field.

305 Sprint Car Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Dave Grube; 2. Domenic Melair; 3. Kenny Heffner; 4. Will Brunson; 5. Fred Arnold; 6. Larry McVay; 7. Nathan Gramley; 8. Steve Kenawell; 9. Roger Irvine; 10. Austin Reed; 11. Mike Melair; 12. Nick Sweigart; 13. Garrett Bard; 14. Erin Statler; 15. Logan Spahr; 16. Tyler Snook; 17. Jeff Weaver; 18. Doug Dodson; 19. Jared Zionkowski; 20. Mikell McGee; 21. Andrew Boyer; 22. Branston Shue; 23. Todd Lynn; 24. Jake Waters; 25. Kassidy Kreitz; 26. Devin Adams; 27. Rowdy Heffner; 28. Jerald Harris.

 

 

 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

INAUGURAL BARRY SKELLY MEMORIAL WINS GO TO CHASE DIETZ & KODY HARTLAUB

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 28 (7:30 p.m.) ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS KRAMER KLASH ($7,300 to win) plus Central PA Legends

Saturday, September 4 (7:30 p.m.) BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL: Twin 20s for 410 Sprints, plus Central PA Legends and Fireworks

Saturday, September 11 (7:30 p.m.) Super Late Models, 358 Sprints (Summer Series) plus PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (August 21, 2021) – The Inaugural Barry Skelly Memorial honored the life of Lincoln’s long-time track photographer. Skelly was not only a photographer, he was a champion for dirt track racing, sharing his love for the sport with fans and drivers through his photos.

Chase Dietz celebrated his second win of the season at Lincoln with the fans surrounding victory lane by high fiving those along the fence as they cheered him on. After the celebration Dietz reflected on his most recent win, “The way the track was it was more of trying to stay a little patient which is what I’ve been struggling with.”

Going into Saturday night, Dietz had two DNFs and a twelfth place finish in his last three features, “The guys put in all the work. I was at the beach this week, so these guys did everything. They stuck around for all the rough nights we have had here lately.”

Starting next week, Central PA will kick off it’s month of money, “Hopefully we pick off a couple more here before the end of the year. Big weekend coming up next week with the All Stars coming in. We’re definitely ready to get them.”

Reflecting on the win in honor of Skelly Dietz shared, “We’re happy to be able to do this for Barry and be here in memory of him. He was a very big part of Lincoln Speedway and obviously the racing community in general.”

Brie Hershey and Trey Hivner shared the front row for the start of the 30-lap feature.

The red flag waved on the first lap for Tim Wagaman who flipped down the front stretch. Matt Campbell’s car also had damage. Campbell utilized time in the work area and rejoined the field for the complete restart.

Hivner went to the bottom of turn 1 to take the lead. Jim Siegel and Chase Dietz battled side by side for second with Dietz holding the spot.

Aaron Bollinger got by Jordan Givler for fourth coming out of turn 2 on lap 4.

Hivner made contact with the wall in turn 4 on lap 5. The misstep allowed Dietz to close in and take the lead on lap 7. Dietz entered lapped traffic after taking the lead.

Devon Borden got by Givler on lap 9 to work his way into the top five. In his first race back at Lincoln since Speedweek, Danny Dietrich was on the move from his twelfth starting spot.

Siegel got by Hivner for second on lap 10. Bollinger looked to follow and got by Hivner for third at the line on lap 11.

Borden raced his way up to fourth on lap 13.

Dietz had a lead of 2.820 seconds at the halfway point over Siegel as Dietrich made his way into the top five.

Borden was closing in on Bollinger for third and Dietrich was reeling in Borden.

Borden got under Bollinger and Dietrich followed sending Bollinger to fifth.

Dietrich and Borden raced wheel to wheel at the line for third with Dietrich having the advantage on lap 21. Borden took the spot from Dietrich on lap 22.

Dietz was in heavy lapped traffic allowing Siegel to close in. With five laps to go Dietz’s advantage was down to 1.758 seconds.

The three car battle for second between Siegel, Borden and Dietrich was cut short when the caution came out on lap 26 for Glenndon Forsythe who fell off the pace on the front stretch.

Dietz led Siegel, Borden, Dietrich, and Bollinger to the cone for the late race restart.

Alan Krimes was looming right outside the top five on the restart after making his way to sixth from his fifteenth starting spot.

Krimes got by Bollinger on the back stretch to get into the top 5 with two laps to go.

Dietz crossed the line .779 seconds ahead of Siegel for the win. Borden finished third and Dietrich was fourth. Krimes earned the hard charger honors with this fifth place finish.

Heat race winners in the 410 sprint division were Chad Trout, Chase Dietz, and Jordan Givler.

Kody Hartlaub Scores First 358 Sprint Win

Saturday’s feature was the 400th for the 358 sprint car division at Lincoln Speedway. The first race for the 358 sprints was held on August 12, 1989, with the win going to Jimmy Sheaffer. Kody Hartlaub added his name to the impressive list of winners that includes Doug Esh, Chris Eash, Steve Siegel, and many more with his Inaugural Barry Skelly Memorial victory.

Kyle Rohrbaugh and Mason Chaney shared the front row for the 20-lap feature and the two raced side by side at the flag stand when the green flag dropped.

Rohrbaugh had the lead coming out of turn 2.

Kody Hartlaub was running third with Wyatt Hinkle in fourth.

Hartlaub caught Chaney and made the pass for second coming out of turn 4 on lap 2. CJ Tracy got by Hinkle for fourth and then the yellow flag flew when Dylan Orwig got turned around in turns 3 and 4.

Rohrbaugh led Hartlaub, Chaney, Tracy, and Hinkle for the restart.

Hartlaub went low into turn 1 to make a run for the lead but Rohrbaugh held onto the top spot. Hinkle got by Tracy on the restart to get back up to fourth.

Hartlaub was using the bottom line around the track as Rohrbaugh ran the top.

Hinkle took third from Chaney on lap 6.

Zane Rudisill used the outside of turn 4 to get by Tracy and entered the top five on lap 9 before the caution came out. Travis Leh was off the pace and came to a stop in turn 4.

The top five for the restart were Rohrbaugh, Hartlaub, Hinkle, Chaney and Rudisill.

Once again Hartlaub opted for the bottom of turn 1 on the restart with Rohrbaugh holding the top spot using the high line. Rudisill got a run coming out of turn 2 to get by Chaney for fourth on lap 12.

Steve Owings caught Chaney and battled to work his way into the top five.

Lapped traffic loomed ahead of the leaders with five laps to go. Hartlaub was on Rohrbaugh's bumper and pulled a slider in turns 1 and 2 for the lead. Rohrbaugh tried to return the favor in turns 3 and 4, but Hartlaub held the position.

Owings got by Chaney to get into the top five on lap 16 and Tracy followed sending Chaney back to seventh.

The checkered and red flags came out simultaneously as Rudisill stumbled coming out of turn 2. Hartlaub won the race ahead of Rohrbaugh, Hinkle, Owings, and Tracy. The hard charger honors went to Cody Fletcher who drove from twenty-second to ninth.

358 sprint car heat races were won by Wyatt Hinkle, CJ Tracy, and Cameron Smith.

Next Saturday, August 28, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with All Star Circuit of Champions in the Kramer Klash plus the Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 21, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 39-Chase Dietz ($4,000); 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 27-Devon Borden; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 7. 38-Cory Haas; 8. 11-TJ Stutts; 9. 7-Trey Hivner; 10. 58-Troy Wagaman; 11. 1X-Chad Trout; 12. 75-Tyler Ross; 13. 90-Jordan Givler; 14. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 15. 21-Matt Campbell; 16. 44-Dylan Norris; 17. 99m-Kyle Moody; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 11P-Greg Plank; 20. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 21. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF); 22. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 24. 5E-Tim Wagaman (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Trey Hivner (1-6) & Chase Dietz (7-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 7-Trey Hivner; 3. 11-TJ Stutts; 4. 58-Troy Wagaman; 5. 21-Matt Campbell; 6. 11P-Greg Plank; 7. 99m-Kyle Moody; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 75-Tyler Ross; 10. 23-Todd Zinn

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 39-Chase Dietz; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3. 27-Devon Borden; 4. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 38-Cory Haas; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 19m-Landon Myers; 10. 35-Zach Hampton

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 90-Jordan Givler; 2. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 99m-Kyle Moody; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 75-Tyler Ross; 5. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 19m-Landon Myers; 9. 23-Todd Zinn; 10. 35-Zach Hampton (DNF); 11. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 2-Kody Hartlaub ($1,100); 2. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 7. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 8. 23-Justin Foster; 9. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 10. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 11. 00-Chris Frank; 12. 38-Brett Strickler; 13. 11H-Hayden Miller; 14. 5a-Zachary Allman; 15. 14K-Hannah Riser; 16. 5B-Brian Allman; 17. 7-Jayden Wolf; 18. 5-Travis Scott; 19. 69-Cameron Smith; 20. 4-Zane Rudisill (DNF); 21. 45R-Brett Rose (DNF); 22. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 23. 96-Billy Heltzel (DNF); 24. 25-Travis Leh (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Kyle Rohrbaugh (1-16) & Kody Hartlaub (17-20)

358 Sprints Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 2. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 3. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 33-Riley Emig; 6. 38-Brett Strickler; 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 8. 7-Jayden Wolf; 9. 5B-Brian Allman

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-CJ Tracy; 2. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 4. 5a-Zachary Allman; 5. 23-Justin Foster; 6. 45R-Brett Rose (DNF); 7. 99-Zachary Cool (DNF); 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 9. 00F-Chris Frank (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 69-Cameron Smith; 2. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 4-Zane Rudisill; 4. 14K-Hannah Riser; 5. 25-Travis Leh; 6. 96-Billy Heltzel (DNF); 7. 5-Travis Scott (DNF); 8. 11H-Hayden Miller (DNF); 9. 66a-Cody Fletcher (DNF)

358 Sprint Consy Finish (2 laps) – 1. 5-Travis Scott; 2. 7-Jayden Wolfe; 3. 00F-Chris Frank; 4. 11H-Hayden Miller; 5. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 7. 5B-Brian Allman (DNF); 8. 99-Zachary Cool (DNS); 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNS)

 

 

Macri Gets Elusive First Williams Grove Sprint Win, Satterlee Bests World Of Outlaws Late Models

8/20/21

Mechanicsburg –After years of trying, Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri finally scored the first 410 sprint car victory of his career at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, worth $5,500.

The 22-year old Macri beat point leader Lance Dewease back to the line for the victory by 1.438 seconds.

In the 40-lap World of Outlaws Late Models main, Rochester Mills’ Gregg Satterlee scored the $10,000 victory, leading the entire distance to pick up his third career checkers at the oval and the fourth of his career with the outlaws late models tour.

Second starter Dylan Norris took the lead at the start of the 25-lap sprint car feature over polesitter Landon Myers.

Macri started seventh in the field and was up to third by lap five.

By the halfway point, Norris had a one second lead as Macri battled with Myers for second while both cars drove up on the leader.

Myers took control of the race with 10 laps to go and Macri came along for the ride.

Macri stayed close to the leader before ducking under Myers for the top spot in the first turn with seven laps to go.

Shortly after crossing the line with 18 laps completed the red flag appeared for a violent series of flips in the first corner that saw Freddie Rahmer vault outside the speedway.

Rahmer had been racing with Devon Borden for sixth when he went to Borden’s outside as the pair set the cars into the turn.

Contact sent Rahmer flying and fortunately Rahmer came walking back up over the outside banking and climbed over the rail to get back inside the speedway but his car was destroyed.

The restart saw 13th starter Lance Dewease up to fourth behind Norris and with five to go, Macri had built a 1.485 second lead over Myers with Dewease up to third.

Dewease drove to second with two laps to go but ran out of time to run down Macri although he did bite into the advantage during the final mile.

“This win means more to me than some of my other wins,” Macri said.

“It’s really cool and means a lot to win here after coming here as a kid and always dreaming of winning here.”

Macri credited his mechanic Jim Shuttlesworth for making he and his team contenders.

“He installed confidence in the team,” Macri said.

“He never really gets down and always keeps pushing and works hard. He gives me a good

racecar and the two of us really click when it comes to the race track and working in the shop.”

Myers, Norris and Doug Hammaker completed the top five.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, Aaron Bollinger, Jared Esh, Borden and Matt Campbell.

Heats went to Myers and Norris.

Gregg Satterlee began the 40-lap World of Outlaws Late Models main in second and took the lead at the start over Max Blair.

The first caution flag of the race unfurled with six laps down finding Blair racing second followed by Chris Madden and Kyle Larson.

Madden and NASCAR point leader Larson disposed of Blair on the restart and then Larson went to work on Madden for the second spot however the pace was again slowed with 10 laps down for debris on the speedway.

With Satterlee comfortably out in front, Larson again battled for second when action restarted but found Madden trying to take his top lane away in the middle of the first and second turns.

So Larson began switching up lines as well and eventually beat Madden to the punch on lap 13 to get second and set his sights on the leader.

After Satterlee saw Larson get close, it seemed he was able to pour on the speed at the front and pull away with the top spot.

At the halfway point, Satterlee enjoyed a half-straightaway advantage over Larson, Madden, Kyle Hardy and Dan Stone.

But then the backmarkers came into play, at times racing three wide directly in front of the leaders with 15 laps to go and under.

This allowed Larson to close in for control and it forced Satterlee to choose wisely as he worked to put cars a lap down.

With heavy traffic in play, Larson appeared ready to take command, getting to Satterlee’s direct outside in the fourth corner on lap 33 although Satterlee did lead the pair back to the stripe.

But then doom struck Larson when his car was reportedly struck by a large clump of clay, throwing his nose sideways in the first turn as he hopped sideways over the cushion.

With a wounded machine, Larson then slowed with four laps to go and withdrew from the event.

Running fourth, Dan Stone stopped on the track with one lap to go, setting up a green-white-checker finish for Satterlee with Madden in second however there was no challenge for the lead during the final mile.

“This group of guys that travel around the country are the best in the business,” Satterlee said of the outlaws late models drivers.

“Then you throw a guy like Kyle Larson in and it’s a pretty tough field.”

“It’s a long 40 laps around here. I tried to keep everyone behind me and hit my marks and not do anything stupid behind the wheel. For the most part, it was pretty smooth rolling and we made it to victory lane.”

Madden finished .754 seconds behind at the finish followed by Kyle Hardy, Rick Eckert and Matt Cosner.

Sixth through 10th went to Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, Max Blair, Shaun Jones and Tyler Bruening.

Heats went to Madden, Blair and Sheppard with Boom Briggs taking the last chance race.

Fast time was set by Madden with a lap of 19.550 seconds, just over the track record of 19.500.


Feature Finishes

8/20/21

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Anthony Macri. 2. Lance Dewease. 3. Landon Myers. 4. Dylan Norris. 5. Doug Hammaker. 6. Danny Dietrich. 7. Aaron Bollinger. 8. Jared Esh. 9. Devon Borden. 10. Matt Campbell. 11. TJ Stutts. 12. Justin Whittall. 13. Kyle Moody. 14. Ryan Taylor. 15. Alan Krimes. 16. Steve Downs. 17. Freddie Rahmer

DNS: Chris Arnold.

World of Outlaws late models, 40 laps: Gregg Satterlee. 2. Chris Madden. 3. Kyle Hardy. 4. Rick Eckert. 5. Matt Cosner. 6. Brandon Sheppard. 7. Ricky Weiss. 8. Max Blair. 9. Shaun Jones. 10. Tyler Bruening. 11. Kyle Strickler. 12. Ross Robinson. 13. Kyle Lee. 14. Dennis Erb Jr. 15. Dale Hollidge. 16. Ryan Gustin. 17. Boom Briggs. 18. Brent Larson. 19. Mike Lupfer. 20. Kenny Moreland. 21. Dan Stone. 22. Kyle Larson. 23. Kyle Lear. 24. Dylan Yoder.

DNQ: Chad Julius, Logan Zarin, Larry Neiderer

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RETURNS SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, WITH
THE ACME COMPANIES $5,000-TO-WIN GUNN MEMORIAL FOR 410 SPRINT CARS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway returns to racing action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, with The Acme Companies 41st annual Jack Gunn Memorial for the Lelands.com 410 sprint cars plus limited late models and roadrunners.

The special Saturday night outing for the 410 sprint cars will be a 30-lap tribute to the late central Pennsylvania Hall-of-Fame promoter paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start. A total purse of nearly $20,000 will be on the line for the fifth 410 sprint car race of the season at the track.

Time trials and heat races will be the qualifying format. The fast timer will earn a $300 bonus from Fast Tees in memory of five-time champion Jim Nace. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

For fans who are not able to attend, this race will be available to purchase as a live pay per view event on sprintcarunlimited.tv.

Lance Dewease of Fayetteville is the defending Gunn Memorial champion.

Previous 410 sprint car feature winners this season at Selinsgrove include Brent Marks of Myerstown (April 25 Tilley Classic and July 4 PA Speedweek), Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg (July 20 75th Anniversary Race), and Chase Dietz of York (July 24 Summer Championship).

In the Lelands.com 410 sprint car standings, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove holds a 70-point lead over Dietz with three races remaining in the 2021 campaign. Dietrich is third in the standings, trailing Heimbach by just 130 points.

The limited late models will compete in a 20-lap feature paying $1,200 in their final appearance of the season. Devin Hart of Port Royal is a three-time limited late model feature winner at Selinsgrove and has a 110-point lead over two-time winner Andrew Yoder of Middleburg. Trent Brenneman of Mifflintown is the division’s most recent feature winner on Aug. 14.

The roadrunners will round out the three-division card in a 12-lap feature. In the 10 roadrunner races this season, Keith Bissinger of Orangeville (4), Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek (3), Brad Mitch of McClure (2), and Adam Campbell of Danville (1) have been in Victory Lane. Two-time defending champion Jones has a commanding 370-point lead over Nathan Romig of McClure with two races remaining.

Jack Gunn was a native of Hancock, Md., and brought mid-state sprint car racing to national prominence in the 1970’s while serving as track announcer and promoter. Gunn guided Selinsgrove, Williams Grove, Penn National, and Hagerstown Speedways during his promotional reign. He died in 1980 at the age of 48, and was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1990.

The Acme Companies, based in New Cumberland, is owned and operated by former sprint car racers John Mickle and Bob Bennett. The company operates four divisions including Acme Trailer Works (acmetrailerworks.com), Acme Car Company (acmecarco.com), Berrien Buggy by Acme (berrienbuggy.com), and Acme Composites (acme-composites.com).

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY: A Motorsports Tradition for Generations

Selinsgrove Speedway’s grand motorsports tradition began July 20, 1946, when Bill Holland of Philadelphia won the first race. Since that historic day, Holland went on to win the 1949 Indy 500, and many of motorsports’ most famous drivers have turned laps at the iconic half-mile dirt track designed by legendary Hollywood stuntman and race car driver Joie Chitwood. The speedway, celebrating its momentous 75th anniversary in 2021, will continue its legacy of rip-roaring open wheel and stock car racing this season and for future generations!

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2021:
RACING:
410 Sprint Cars
Limited Late Models
Roadrunners
GATES: 5PM
QUALIFYING: 7:30PM
ADMISSION:
Adults $20
Students (12-17): $10
Kids 11 & Under FREE GA
Pit Passes: $30
41st Annual Jack Gunn Memorial for 410 Sprint Cars: 1) $5,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,200 4) $1,100 5) $1,000 6) $800 7) $700 8) $600 9) $575 10) $550 11) $525 12) $500 13) $475 14) $450 15) $425 16-14) $400

 

 

Three Divisions of Sprint Cars Highlight Salute to the Military During Open Wheel Madness III at Port Royal Speedway

By Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, PA- (August 18, 2021)- “Though this be madness, yet there is a method in it” - William Shakespeare

This Saturday night, August 18th, Open Wheel Madness III comes to Port Royal Speedway in the form of the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Cars and the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars.

Three divisions of exciting open wheel sprint cars all for the price of $20 General Admission. Students are $10 while Pit Admission is $30.

Also, it’s Military Appreciation Night at the Speedway and all former and current military members with a valid form of ID (Military CAC ID or DD-214) will receive free general admission for the evening.

Gates open at 4:00pm with racing set to kickoff at 7:00pm

Most recently in Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car action, Devon Borden picked up the win over Jeff Halligan, Logan Wagner, Mike Walter II and Blane Heimbach. Logan Wagner currently sits on top of the series points standings with a 320-point advantage over Halligan. Dylan Cisney (-335), Mike Wagner (-335) and Gerard McIntyre (-1050) make up the rest of the top-five.

In recent PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Car action, Garrett Bard picked up his first victory of the season in the division at the Speedway enroute to taking over the points lead as well. Dave Grube (-50), Ken Duke (-100), Austin Reed (-165) and Kassidy Kreitz (-220) make up the rest of the top-five.

This will be the second visit of the season for the USAC 360 Sprint Cars. Alex Bright picked up the victory with the series back in April and he currently holds a 29-point advantage in the point standings over rookie Briggs Danner. Damon Paul (-263), Nash Ely (-282) and Tommy Kunsmon (-359) fill out the rest of the top-five.

For fans unable to attend, racing will again be available for viewing via FloRacing and more information can be found at www.FlorACING.COM.

For all the latest news and information, be sure to visit www.portroyalspeedway.com and stay connected via Twitter@portroyalspdway and facebook @ portroyalspeedway.

 

 

Ryan Smith Makes History by Winning First 410 Show in Over a Decade at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall – The Clinton County Speedway hosted the 410 Sprint Cars for the first time in over a decade at the 3/8th mile oval. The Kunkletown Kid, Ryan Lynn topped the field of 34 Sprint Cars to claim the $4,000 payday presented by NAPA and Toner Auto Parts with stores in Mill Hall and Jersey Shore. AJ Stroup won the Pro Stock feature and Maddox Smith won the 4 Cylinders feature.

Brandon Spithaler of Evans City, PA set a fast time during time trials with a lap of 13.233 seconds. Heat races were won by Ryan Smith, Joe Kata III of Goshen, NY, Todd Gracey of Glenville and Alex Bright of Collegeville. Adam Carberry of Hilltown won the consi.

Ryan Smith and Billy Dietrich of Aspers, PA were the front row starters for the 35 lap Sprint Car Main event. Smith took the lead at the drop of the green flag and raced hard with Dietrich through turns one and two. At the completion of lap number five, Smith continued to lead while Dietrich and Alex Bright battled for second with Darin Gallagher and Brandon Spithaler completing the top five. On lap number seven, Bright was able to pass Dietrich for the runner up position.

The first caution of the night occurred on lap number twelve when Tyler Bear spun in turn two. While under the caution, Spithaler’s brakes caught on fire ending his night of competition. Smith again performed a flawless restart to pull away from Bright, with Dietrich in third and Mark Smith moved into fourth and Gallagher in fifth. Smith continued to pace the field, while Bright, Dietrich and Mark Smith were in a contested battle for the second, third and fourth positions. The caution came back out on lap number 26, when Joe Kata’s car stopped in turns three and four. Smith was able to maintain the lead while Bright and Dietrich were in a fierce battle for second. Dietrich would make a pass for the second position in turns one and two, while Bright would make a comeback down the back stretch and reclaim the spot as the duo exited turn number four. On lap number 31, Dietrich was able to secure the runner up position forcing Bright to battle with Mark Smith. Two late race cautions bunched the field back up with two laps remaining. Smith held off Dietrich for the win, over Bright, Mark Smith and Darin Gallagher. Sixth through tenth were Davie Franke, Ryan Kissinger, Mike Thompson who was the hard charger coming from the 24th position, followed by Derek Locke and Austin Bishop.

“It’s awesome to be part of this,” said Smith in victory lane. “The track was excellent; I could run high or low and this was a great event, and we look forward to coming back again.” The top three finishers in victory lane were appreciative of the large crowd in attendance and appreciated the opportunity to be part of this historical moment at Clinton County.

In Pro Stock competition, AJ Stroup and Robert Tressler started on the front row for the 15 lap main event. Stroup led Tressler on the opening lap. On the second lap three cars tangled to bring out the caution. Following the restart, fifth place starter Cory Long managed to take the second spot from Tressler. On lap number 7, Brandon Moser passed Tressler for third, as the top four cars were in a close battle for the lead. A few laps later Tommy Dawson began to battle Tressler for the fourth spot. Stroup continued to lead every lap to claim the victory over Long. Dawson passed Moser on the final circuit to take the third position, Moser was fourth and Tressler completed the top five. Moser and Stroup won the qualifiers.

Lee Zook and Joey Snook started on the front row of the 4 Cylinder feature event. On the opening lap Dillan Craft brought out the caution and had to take his car to the pit area. Upon the restart, two more cars got together to slow the field caused by Dustin Stimely and Zack Rill. Once the race was restarted Snook took the early lead, by the completion of lap number three, Maddox Smith advanced from eighth to take the front position. On lap number four, the red flag came out when Gage Wilson rolled his car. The driver was okay. Smith was challenged early by Lee Zook. The ninth place starter, Blake Snyder marched his way up to second by the completion of lap number seven. Smith, Snyder and Zook held the top three positions. Keith Haagen passed Skyler Witchley for fourth with two laps remaining. Smith held on to win his second feature event of the weekend, over Snyder, Zook, Haagen and Witchley. Sixth through tenth were Andrew Rickets, John Baney, Chris Small, Brain Snook and Kyle Strouse. Heat race winners were Witchley, Smith and Joey Snook

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday night with racing action. Leonard’s Landscape and Supply will present the Pro Stocks in a $500 to win summer championship. In addition, the Limited Late Models, 270 Micros, 600 Micros and 4 Cylinders will be part of the program. Gates will open at 5Pm, Hot laps are at 7PM and Racing begins at 7:30PM.

For the latest speedway information follow us on Facebook or our website, www.clintoncountyspeedway.com

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410 Sprint Cars: 1. Ryan Smith, 2. Billy Dietrich 3. Alex Bright 4. Mark Smith 5. Darin Gallagher 6. Davie Franek 7. Ryan Kissinger 8. Mike Thompson 9. Derek Locke 10. Austin Bishop 11. Josh Beamer 12. Joe Kata III 13. Dakota Hamilton 14. Doug Hammaker 15. Drew Ritchey 16. Adam Carberry 17. Dale Schweikart 18. Mike Koehler 19. Johnny Smith 20. Ryan Linder 21. Brandon Spithaler 22. Tyler Bear 23. Jack Sodeman 24. Todd Gracey DNS: John Walp, Kyle Colwell, Tylor Cochran, Aaron Jacobus, Andrew Jacobus, Mike Lutz, Dwight Leppo, Jesse Pruchnik, Jacob Balliet

Heat Races: R. Smith, J. Kata, T. Gracey, A. Bright Consi: A. Carberry

Pro Stocks: 1. AJ Stroup 2. Cory Long 3. Tommy Dawson 4. Brandon Moser 5. Robert Tressler 6. Noah Jensen 7. Rich Fye 8. AY Schilling 9. Noah Kissinger 10. Rooster Peters

Heat Races: Stroup and Moser

4 Cylinders: 1. Maddox Smith 2. Blake Snyder 3. Lee Zook 4. Keith Haagen 5. Skyler Witchley 6. Andrew Ricketts 7. John Baney 8. Chris Small 9. Brian Snook 10. Kyle Strouse 11. Tim Muthler 12. Hunter Flook 13. Coty Maines 14. Gage Wilson 15. Dakota Hamilton 16. Dustin Stimely 17. Zach Rill 18. Dillan Craft DNS: Joey Snook, John Stringfellow, Gavin Bilbay

Heat Races: Witchley Smith & J. Snook

 

 

 

World Of Outlaws Late Models Join Sprint Cars At Williams Grove Friday

8/15/21

Mechanicsburg - The World of Outlaws Super Late Model Series will invade Williams Grove Speedway for the fourth time in history, coming up this Friday, August 20 at 7:30 pm.

Also racing will be the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars on Leffler Energy Night at the track.

The World of Outlaws Late Models will compete in a 40-lap feature event paying $10,000 to win on August 20 while the super sprints compete in a 25-lap main paying $5,500 to win.

Previous winners with the World of Outlaws Late Models at the track have been Larry Phillips in 1988 and Brandon Sheppard each of the last two seasons.

And defending series champion Sheppard of New Berlin, Illinois, is on top of the pile again this season as the series rolls into Williams Grove this week.

Sheppard has been held to just four wins to date this season despite having 11 at this time last year however Sheppard is still the man to beat on the outlaws tour as he holds a 102-point lead over his closest challenger Chris Madden of Gray Court, South Carolina.

Madden likewise will be carrying four season tour wins into Williams Grove on Friday.

Rookie Tyler Bruening of Decorah, Iowa, is currently an impressive third in series points despite having no wins as he gets to the Grove.

Other winners on the tour this season have been: Dennis Erb Jr. and Brandon Overton with 3 each; Cade Dillard, Kyle Strickler, Frank Heckenast Jr., Bobby Pierce and Devin Moran, 2 each.

One-time winners have been: Rick Eckert, Kyle Bronson, Shannon Babb, Ashton Winger, Tim McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, Kyle Larson, Dave Hess and Mike Spatola.

The Williams Grove 410 sprint cars will be returning to action on Friday after a week off.

Teenager Devin Borden is the most recent winner after taking the Billy Kimmel Memorial on August 6.

Fayetteville’s Lance Dewease currently holds a commanding 675-point lead in the chase to be the 2021 track champion.

Based in Lancaster, event sponsor Leffler Energy is a local heating, cooling and energy savings firm that keeps customers in central and eastern PA comfortable all year round.

Over the past 100 years, Leffler Energy has been serving home heating needs for oil and propane customers as well as managing AC needs while offering equipment installation and repairs.

Learn more at www.lefflerenergy.com.

Adult general admission for August 20 is $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up with all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

All Stars Return To Williams Grove In Two Weeks For 39th Gunn Memorial Twins

Twin 20 mains to pay 4K to win each out of purses worth more than 20K each!

8/15/21

Mechanicsburg - The All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Series will return to Williams Grove Speedway for the second time this season coming up in two weeks, on Friday, August 27 as they compete in the 39th annual Jack Gunn Memorial, a Twin 20s program of racing events.

Run in honor of the late, former Williams Grove Speedway announcer and promoter, the big event will be a sprints only program with an exhibition by restored racecars from the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing also on the agenda.

Presented by Union Quarries, the 39th Jack Gunn Memorial twin 20-lap mains will each pay $4,000 to win with total purses for each feature worth over $20,000 each.

Time trials will set the heat starting grids while the winner of the first 20-lap main event will draw for an inversion to start the second feature event.

Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown will pay $300 to set fast time over the field.

Both 20-lap feature events will carry full points toward the 2021 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car Williams Grove Speedway track title.

Event sponsor Union Quarries of Carlisle is one of the top stone, concrete and blacktop producing companies in the region.

Union Quarries has been providing materials to Adams County, York County, Perry County and throughout the area since 1961.

Learn more about the company by visiting www.unionquarries.com.

“Sunshine” Tyler Courtney has established himself as the man to beat on the 2021 All Stars tour and Courtney will be trying to pick up his first ever Williams Grove win in two weeks.

Courtney has some seven wins on the season to date and a more than 300-point lead in the standings over Cory Eliason of Visalia, California.

Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg currently holds down third spot in All Stars points.

Aside from the aforementioned top three in points, the Jack Gunn Memorial is sure to bring many other touring pilots into Williams Grove including Paul McMahan, Kyle Reinhardt, Zeb Wise, Cap Henry, Justin Peck and more.

Just like Courtney on the tour, Lance Dewease has cemented himself as the man to beat at Williams Grove this year.

Dewease owns three Gunn Memorial victories over the years and he’s sure to be primed for a fourth aboard the Kreitz No. 69K.

Other local top contenders for a twin 20 win in two weeks should be Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Devin Borden, TJ Stutts, Anthony Macri and Lucas Wolfe.

The 39th Gunn Memorial will mark the 42nd appearance by the All Stars at Williams Grove since the series inception in 1970.

To date, local drivers known as the Pennsylvania Posse have claimed 36 of the shows with two shows going to independent driver Kyle Larson and three others going to All Stars driver and champion Aaron Reutzel.

The August 27 twin 20s will be another race in the 2021 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the track.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT JOIN BIG THUNDER EVENT AT GRANDVIEW WITH ALL STAR 410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS……..

GT RADIATORS & PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS OFFER $5,000 TO FIRST TIME MOD WINNER AND $3,500 FOR REPEAT MOD WINNER THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 26

BECHTELSVILLE, PA AUGUST 15, 2021 . . . . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents one of their biggest shows of the season, the Levan Machine & Truck Equipment All Star 410 Sprint Thunder Cup and the 358 Modified Doubleheader on Thursday night, August 26 at the Grandview Speedway. The Thunder Cup for the 410 Sprints will offer $6,000 to the winner, $1,150 for tenth and $550 just to take the green flag in the 35 lap feature. For the Modifieds, bonus money from both Pioneer Pole Buildings and GT Radiators will sweeten the pot with $5,000 offered to any first time Modified Thunder on the Hill winner and $3,500 to any repeat modified winner in the 30 lap feature. GT Radiators added $200 to the runner position in the feature and posted $100 to each Modified heat race winner. To be eligible for the bonus, drivers are required to pre enter the event by calling 443 513 4456. There is no entry fee.

This is the fifth consecutive season that Levan Machine & Truck Equipment of Fleetwood, PA will be the event sponsor of the Thursday night, August 26 All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds at the Grandview Speedway. Brian Levan and his team from Levan Machine & Truck Equipment always have a strong presence at this event and August 26 will be no different. Levan Machine & Truck Equipment is a full-service machine shop and custom truck up-fitting center for Central Pennsylvania. For full details on all of Levan Machine & Truck Equipment products and services log onto www.levanmachine.com Be sure to stop by the Levan Machine & Truck Equipment display in the grandstand area on race night.

The All Star 410 sprints will open the show with the Clever Girl Winery Time Trials paying $150 to the fast time of the night. The Sprints will continue with qualifying events all leading up to the 35 lap $6,000 to win Thunder Cup. For the Modifieds, they will complete in a series of qualifying events building to their 30 lap feature event. The Pioneer Pole Building first time winners bonus proved to be very exciting in the August 3 Thunder event, when the bonus enticed at least four first time winners who were racing in the top five in the closing laps. Race time is set for 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM.

Many race fans take advantage of the Thunder on the Hill Advance Ticket program. Fans with advance tickets may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM providing them with choice seating. There are no reserved seats. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night at 4:30 PM. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

Some likely 410 sprint entries include Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney of Indianapolis, IN, Cory Eliason from Visalia, CA, Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikestm, MO, Cap Henry from Bellevue, OH, Zeb Wise of Angola, IN, Bill Balog of North Pole, AK, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, NJ and Rick Abreu, St Helena, CA. Possible PA Posse entries could include defending Thunder Cup winner Danny Dietrich along with Freddie Rahmer, Brandon Rahmer, Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody, Ryan Taylor, Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts, and Lucas Wolfe just to name a few.

Modified drivers hungry for that first win paying $5,000 for 30 laps include Kyle Weiss, Dylan Swinehart, Brian Hirthler, Dominick Buffalino, Mike Lisowski, Craig Whitmoyer, Tim Buckwalter and Ryan Krachun to name a few. The attractive $3,500 payday in the 30 lap modified feature is of interest to past Thunder winners to include Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, Kevin Hirthler, Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Brett Kressley and Kenny Gilmore.

Pioneer Pole Buildings is the premier builder of post frame buildings in PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA and NY. Pioneer was founded in 1998, and has since built their business and quality reputation on providing customers with top quality buildings at very competitive prices. Pioneer Pole Buildings is located on South Route 183 in Schuylkill Haven, PA. For more information, please call 888-448-2505.

GT Radiator Repair specializes in automotive radiators, including antique car radiators and commercial truck radiators. GT Radiators is also your source for farm radiator service, industrial radiator repair, oil coolers, and any other heat exchange units. For auto, truck or heavy equipment radiator needs, contact Harry or George Turner at GT Radiators.

And a new sponsor to this event, Clever Girl Winery have posted a $150 bonus plus a 3 pack of wine for the 410 sprint fast time. Clever Girl Winery offers wine tastings Friday through Sunday, at their Bangor, PA location. Please visit their website at www.clevergirlwinery.com. The time everyone will be shooting to at is 11.243, the 410 sprint quick lap set by Aaron Reutzel set back on 8/23/2018.

Adult admission tickets are $30, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Thursday, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple Roaring 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

Saturday, August 14, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

TYLER ROSS SCORES THIRD WIN OF THE SEASON

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 21 (7:30 p.m.) INAUGURAL BARRY SKELLY MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints

Saturday, August 28 (7:30 p.m.) ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS KRAMER KLASH ($7,300 to win) plus Central PA Legends

Saturday, September 4 (7:30 p.m.) BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL: Twin 20s for 410 Sprints, plus Central PA Legends and Fireworks

Abbottstown, PA (August 14, 2021) – Tyler Ross came out on top after a non-stop 30-lap feature on Saturday night. The first thing he shared in victory lane was, “They need to shorten these races up.” It was a long night for Ross and the Lefever team, “Today we worked our butts off. We had this rear end out two times. We had all kinds of problems.” Despite the problems the team faced, Ross earned his third win of the year at Lincoln, “I can’t believe this is the third time this year.”

Kyle Moody took the lead at the start of the race and Ross hunted him down in lapped traffic, “I know I ran Moody down; he was good until we got into lapped traffic there.”

The pass for the lead was not the only excitement on the track as there was passing throughout the field. Ross said in victory lane, “This track was phenomenal tonight.”

Landon Myers drew the pole for the 30-lap Leffler Energy Night feature. Kyle Moody lined up to his outside with Tyler Ross and Chad Trout in row two.

Myers had the advantage when the green flag dropped and pulled a wheelie as he started down the front stretch. Moody took the lead from Myers as they drove out of turn 2 and led lap 1.

Gerard McIntyre got by Chad Trout for fourth as Tyler Ross caught Myers to battle for second.

Myers and Ross raced wheel to wheel on lap 6 at the line for second with Myers holding off the charge from Ross.

Moody entered lapped traffic on lap 7. As Myers caught the tail end of the field Ross had reeled him back in.

Ross got by Myers for second on lap 11. McIntyre was not far behind as he closed in on Myers for third.

As the halfway point of the race was approaching, Ross was closing in on Moody for the lead. The race for first was wheel to wheel at the line on lap 17 with Ross taking the top spot by inches.

Moody raced back to the lead at the line on lap 18. The battle continued as lapped cars loomed ahead. Ross took the lead back on lap 19.

Devon Borden drew the worst pill in the redraw and lined up ninth for the feature. Borden had been charging to the front of the field and made his way into the top five on lap 19.

Ross was pulling away from the rest of the field as a three-car battle for second between Moody, Myers and McIntyre was waging behind him.

McIntyre got by Myers for third on lap 24. Borden was still on the move and was picking off cars as the laps wound down. Borden got by Myers on lap 25 for fourth and passed McIntyre for third on lap 26. It took Borden two laps to reel in Moody for second, taking the spot on lap 28.

Tyler Ross won the non-stop feature by 1.893 seconds over Devon Borden. Kyle Moody held on to finish third and Gerard McIntyre crossed the line fourth. Freddie Rahmer completed the top five.

Heat race winners in the 410 sprint car division were Matt Campbell, Gerard McIntyre and Freddie Rahmer.

Jeremy Ott Closes in on Legends All-Time Win Record

With his win on Saturday night, Jeremy Ott is now only one win away from tying Jason Rochelle at the top of the All Time Legends Win List at Lincoln. Ott’s win was his ninth at the track.

Ott shared the front row of the 20-lap feature with pole-sitter Aaron Updegraff. Ott led the field into turn 1 with Updegraff in second holding off a charge from Owen Dimm. Dimm looked to the outside of Updegraff and made the pass for second with Travis McClelland and Logan Carbaugh following right behind.

Dimm looked under Ott for the lead down the back stretch with Ott holding the lead at the line. Dimm, a rookie in the division, continued to battle the veteran, Ott, for the top spot.

McClelland reeled in Dimm and the two battled for second with McClelland taking the spot at the line on lap 3. Dimm stayed with McClelland and the two raced wheel to wheel at the line for second on lap 4. McClelland held the position by inches.

Logan Carbaugh was working on Dimm for third when the caution came out on lap 6 for debris.

Ott led the field for the restart with McClelland and Dimm continuing their fight for second. Carbaugh and Bob Stough joined making it a four-car battle. Carbaugh looked to the outside of Dimm and took third on lap 7. Stough followed sending Dimm back to fifth.

Stough was all over Carbaugh trying to take third. Stough tapped Carbaugh’s bumper and got out of shape, allowing Dimm to reclaim fourth.

Carbaugh caught McClelland and the two raced wheel to wheel at the line on lap 10 for second. McClelland held the spot. Carbaugh continued to get his nose under McClelland in the corners, but McClelland continued to hold the advantage at the line.

Stough was holding off Dimm as he challenged for fourth.

The top five were running nose to tail when the yellow flag waved on lap 17 for Preston Alleman who stopped in turns 1 and 2.

Ott led McClelland, Carbaugh, Stough and Dimm to the cone for the restart with three laps to go. Stephen Wurtzer, who had charged through the field from his twelfth starting spot, challenged Dimm for fifth on the restart. Wurtzer made the pass to get into the top five with one lap to go.

McClelland made one last try for the win, but Ott beat him to the checkered flag by .168 seconds. Carbaugh crossed the line third and Stough was fourth. Wurtzer completed the top five.

Central PA Legends heat races were won by Travis McClelland, Chris Transeau, Stephen Wurtzer and Brent Marquis.

Michael Altobelli Sweeps the Mid Atlantic Modified Shows at Lincoln

The Mid Atlantic Modifieds made their second stop of the season at Lincoln on Saturday night. Ray Kable and Alyssa Rowe shared the front row of the 20-lap feature.

Rowe used the outside to take the lead coming off turn 2 with Kable running second. Justin Cullum and Rick Hulson raced side by side behind the leaders for third.

Kable took the lead at the line on lap 2 from Rowe. Cullum took over third and was holding off three cars challenging for the spot behind him.

The first caution came out on lap 3 when Tony Wuest got spun around in turns 1 and 2.

Kable led Rowe, Cullum, Hulson and Mike Altobelli in a Delaware-style restart.

Cullum took second on the restart. The field saw another caution on lap 4 with Jared Spalding, Doug Ostwald and Wuest spun around in turn 3.

The field lined up for another Delaware style restart behind Kable. Cullum, Rowe and Altobelli raced three-wide at the line for second. Altobelli took second with Rowe in third and Cullum in fourth.

Cullum got by Rowe for third. Altobelli used the high line to take the lead coming out of turn 2 on lap 7.

Steve Axtell got by Rowe for fourth.

Altobelli was pulling away from the field at the halfway point of the race. Cullum was sticking his nose under Kable for second, but Kable held the spot.

The caution came out on lap 12 for Wuest and Cole Nagle in turn 2.

Altobelli led Kable, Cullum, Axtell and Hulson on the restart. Cullum got by Kable for second on the restart, but Kable got back under Cullum to reclaim second coming out of turn 2. Kable held the spot by a nose at the line.

Cullum was being challenged by Axtell for third and Axtell took the spot.

Altobelli swept the Mid Atlantic Modified features at Lincoln in 2021 with his win. Kable held on to finish second with Axtell crossing the line third. Cullum was fourth and Hulson completed the top five.

Mid Atlantic Modified heat races were won by Rick Hulson and Alyssa Rowe.

Next Saturday, August 21, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Inaugural Barry Skelly Memorial with the 410 and 358 Sprint Cars. It is also Night #1 of the 410 Sprint Lincoln/Trail-Way Shootout. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night racetrack - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 14, 2021

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 75-Tyler Ross ($4,000); 2. 27-Devon Borden; 3. 99m-Kyle Moody; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 21-Matt Campbell; 7. 19m-Landon Myers; 8. 38-Cory Haas; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 1x-Chad Trout; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 39-Chase Dietz; 13. 19-Troy Wagaman; 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 47K-Kody Lehman; 16. 44-Dylan Norris; 17. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 18. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 19. 7-Trey Hivner; 20. 59-Jim Siegel; 21. 21T-Scott Fisher; 22. 11P-Greg Plank; 23. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF); 24. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Kyle Moody (1-16), Tyler Ross (17), Kyle Moody (18) & Tyler Ross (19-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Matt Campbell; 2. 27-Devin Borden; 3. 75-Tyler Ross; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 38-Cory Haas; 6. 11P-Greg Plank; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 99m-Kyle Moody; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 39-Chase Dietz; 6. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 7. 19-Troy Wagaman; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 19m-Landon Myers; 3. 1x-Chad Trout; 4. 47K-Kody Lehman; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 69-Landon Price; 9. 2c-Cory Thornton (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 7-Trey Hivner; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 69-Justice Forbes (DNF); 8. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS); 9. 2c-Cory Thornton (DNS)

Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 51-Travis McClelland; 3. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 4. 07-Bob Stough; 5. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 6. 1D-Owen Dimm; 7. 18-Chris Transeau; 8. 53-Bill Diehl; 9. 19J-Jonathan Robinson; 10. 93-Brent Marquis; 11. 19-Travis Perry; 12. 56-Zach Baxter; 13. 4J-Choya Young; 14. 26-Shaun Abney; 15. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 16. 24-Justin Cunningham; 17. 00-Eric McClane; 18. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 19. 17-Cory Phillips; 20. 7-Preston Alleman; 21. 2-Shawn Groft; 22. 77A-Aaron Updegraff (DNF); 23. 25-Eric Hurst (DNF); 24. 9-Rick Hartwig (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Jeremy Ott (1-20)

Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 7-Preston Alleman; 4. 26-Shaun Abney; 5. 00-Eric McClane; 6. 99-Bryan Green; 7. 12-Ernie Shirley; 8. 13-Ron Blizzard; 9. 4-Eli Dodge; 10. 7A-Brady Arndt; 11. 9D-Brady Dillon (DNF); 12. 18J-Blaine Leppo (DNF)

Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 18-Chris Transeau; 2. 10-Jeremy Ott; 3. 07-Bob Stough; 4. 19P-Travis Perry; 5. 4J-Choya Young; 6. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 7. 80-Wes Alleman; 8. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 9. 61-Shaun Miller; 10. Z13-Vince Wenrich; 11. 1s-Tim Poffenberger; 12. 11R-Scott Musselman

Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 2. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 3. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 4. 19J-Jonathan Robinson; 5. 24-Justin Cunningham; 6. 25-Eric Hurst; 7. 17-Cory Phillips; 8. 16-Tyler Kaylor; 9. 34-Dan Harrison; 10. 92-Cody Altland; 11. 79s-Mike Stoppard; 12. 42L-Sam Lamb

Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 93-Brent Marquis; 2. 56-Zach Baxter; 3. 1D-Owen Dimm; 4. 2-Shawn Groft; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig; 6. 824-Brian Rampmeyer; 7. 63m-Bob Myers; 8. 48w-Chris Wagner; 9. 75-Zach Baxter (DNF); 10. 55x-Robbie Dobson (DNF); 11. 90-Scott Spidle (DNS)

Central PA Legends Consy One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 2. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 3. 80-Wes Alleman; 4. 99-Bryan Green; 5. 18J-Blaine Leppo; 6. 13-Ron Blizzard; 7. 1s-Tim Poffenberger; 8. 61-Shaun Miller; 9. Z13-Vince Wenrich; 10. 7a-Brady Arndt; 11. 4-Eli Dodge; 12. 12-Ernie Shirley; 13. 11R-Scott Musselman (DNF)

Central PA Legends Consy Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 17-Cory Phillips; 2. 16-Tyler Kaylor; 3. 25-Eric Hurst; 4. 34-Dan Harrison; 5. 824-Brian Rampmeyer; 6. 90-Scott Spidle; 7. 92-Cody Altland; 8. 63m-Bob Myers; 9. 79s-Mike Stoppard; 10. 9D-Brady Dillon; 11. 42L-Sam Lamb; 12. 48w-Chris Wagner; 13. 75-Chandler Pagnotta (DNS); 14. 55x-Robbie Dobson (DNS)

Mid Atlantic Modifieds:

Mid Atlantic Modified Feature Finish (20 laps) – 1. 95-Micahel Altobelli; 2. 90-Ray Kable; 3. 81-Steve Axtell; 4. 95J-Justin Cullum; 5. 40-Rick Hulson; 6. 7D-TJ Dehaven; 7. 1$-Dale Smith; 8. 55-Alyssa Rowe; 9. 747-Jimmy Jezmer; 10. 5-Jerry Foster; 11. 44-Frank DiBella; 12. 9-Cole Nagle; 13. 90x-Tony Wuest (DNF); 14. 11-Jared Spalding (DNF); 15. 29-Doug Ostwald (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Alyssa Rowe (1), Ray Kable (2-7) & Michael Altobelli (8-20)

Mid Atlantic Modifieds Heat One Finish (8 laps) – 1. 40-Rick Hulson; 2. 11-Jared Spaulding; 3. 90-Ray Kable; 4. 7D-TJ DeHaven; 5. 747-Jimmy Jezmer; 6. 44-Frank Dipella; 7. 29-Doug Ostwald; 8. 9-Cole Nagle (DNF)

Mid Atlantic Modified Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 55-Alyssa Rowe; 2. 95-Michael Altobelli; 3. 95J-Justin Cullum; 4. 1$-Dale Smith; 5. 81-Steve Axtell; 6. 5-Jerry Foster; 7. 90x-Tony Wuest

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT PRESENT. . .

ALL STAR SPRINTS THUNDER CUP AS FIRST TIME MOD WINNER CHASES $4,500 IN THUNDER SERIES EVENT THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 26 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA AUGUST 12, 2021 . . . . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to the Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, August 26 when the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Cars join the 358 Modifieds. For the fifth consecutive year, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment of Fleetwood, PA is the sponsor of this event. A hefty $6,000 will go to the winner of the 35 lap 410 Sprint feature along with the prestigious Thunder Cup, won last year by Danny Dietrich. After a series of qualifying events, the 358 Modifieds will battle in a thirty lap feature paying $3,000 to the winner. Once again, Pioneer Pole Buildings will post an additional $1,500 bonus to any first time Thunder on the Hill Modified feature winner. Gates open at 5 PM with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM

Many race fans take advantage of the Thunder on the Hill Advance Ticket program. Fans with advance tickets may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM providing them with choice seating. There are no reserved seats. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night at 4:30 PM. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

Thunder on the Hill welcomes a new sponsor to this event, Clever Girl Winery who posted a $150 bonus plus a 3 pack of wine for the 410 sprint fast time qualifier of the night. Clever Girl Winery offers wine tastings Friday through Sunday, at their Bangor, PA location. Please visit their website at www.clevergirlwinery.com. The time everyone will be shooting to beat is 11.243, the 410 one lap track record is held by Aaron Reutzel set back on 8/23/2018.

Likely 410 Sprint entries include Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney of Indianapolis, IN, Cory Eliason from Visalia, CA, Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikestm, MO, Cap Henry from Bellevue, OH, Zeb Wise of Angola, IN, Bill Balog of North Pole, AK, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, NJ and Rick Abreu, St Helena, CA. From Team PA Posse, defending Thunder Cup winner Danny Dietrich is expected in the field along with Freddie Rahmer, Brandon Rahmer, Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody, Ryan Taylor, Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts, Lucas Wolfe, Austin Bishop and Justin Whittal to name a few potential entries.

Potential Modified entries looking for that first win and the $1,500 PPB bonus include Kyle Weiss, Dylan Swinehart, Brian Hirthler, Dominick Buffalino, Mike Lisowski, Craig Whitmoyer, Tim Buckwalter and Ryan Krachun to name a few. The attractive $3,000 payday in the 30 lap modified feature is of interest to past Thunder winners to include Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, Kevin Hirthler, Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Brett Kressley Danny Bouc and Kenny Gilmore. To be eligible for the posted bonus, drivers are asked to pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456. There is no entry fee.

Adult admission tickets are $30, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Thursday, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple Roaring 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

Devon Borden Breaks Through for First Career Port Royal Speedway Triumph; Kyle Lee and Garret Bard Win as Well

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (August 8, 2021) - Prior to racing activities for the night, kids filled the frontstretch and victory lane as they participated in a Kids Money Scramble presented by Pennian Bank. As it turned out, another kid found his way to victory lane to claim money in victory lane to end the night as well.

18-year-old Devon Borden capitalized on a front row starting spot and an extremely fast race car to claim the $4000 winner’s prize and become the 188th driver in Port Royal Speedway history to claim a victory in the 410 Sprint Car division.

The win capped off a big weekend for the Raymond, Washington native aboard the Mike Heffner No. 27 as he picked up first career 410 victory the night prior at Williams Grove Speedway for a clean sweep.

“This is just absolutely crazy. What a heck of a weekend and I don’t know if things could have gone much better,” said Borden. “They call this place the speed palace because it’s fast and this is why I wanted to come here.”

Pat Cannon and Borden lined up on the front row for the 25-lap A-main event and he blasted to the front on the high-side of the Speedway exiting turn two on the start.

Within five laps Borden had approached lapped traffic and he starting picking them off with ease, building a full straightaway advantage on second-place Cannon.

Meanwhile sixth-place starter Gerard McIntyre Jr. and fourth-place starter Mike Walter II were battling for the third position. Walter gained the spot on lap eight and two laps later he slid by Cannon to move into the runner-up position. However, Borden was on cruise control as he held an advantage of nearly 6.0 seconds at the time.

15th-place starter and track points leader Logan Wagner was also on the move, breaking into the top-ten on lap seven and steadily moving forward. Also, eight-place starter Jeff Halligan was charging forward as he moved into a podium spot on lap 13 and two laps later, he dispatched of Walter to take the runner-up position.

For a brief moment it appeared that Halligan was tracking down Borden, shaving a full second off the advantage as Borden battled in lapped traffic. However, two laps later Borden increased his lead to over seven seconds showing he wouldn’t be denied.

“You really have to run the boards here to compete for wins and that’s what I knew I needed to do,” said Borden. “I wasn’t worried about what was going on behind me and I just stayed hammer down and tried not to mess it up.”

Wagner moved into the third position on the white flag lap, but Borden was in a different area code as he crossed under the checkered flag by an advantage of 9.440 seconds.

Halligan, Wagner, Walter II and Blane Heimbach rounded out the top-five followed by McIntyre Jr., Jared Esh, Zeb Wise, Mike Wagner and Cannon.

“We came here to get some experience on half miles and there is a race later this year worth $54,000 to win and we want to have a shot to win it,” said Borden. “We’re really getting things figured out on this car and man this is fun. I’ve been watching races from this place for years and I always dreamt of winning here and this is almost unbelievable.”

For Halligan, he believed he had a car capable of winning, but he needed a caution to have anything for Borden.

“I felt pretty good and for a second I actually thought I was in the lead as I didn’t see anyone in front of me,” said Halligan. “I think a caution would have changed things up a bit, but this is a new car we just put together and to run second I’m pretty proud of that.”

Logan Wagner earned the $500 Hard Charger Award courtesy of Valley Supply and Mike Cleck Paving, while 20th-place finisher Tanner Brown earned the $1000 J&S Fabrication Warrior Award via random draw.

410 Sprint Car Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Devon Borden; 2. Jeff Halligan; 3. Logan Wagner; 4. Mike Walter II; 5. Blane Heimbach; 6. Gerard McIntyre; 7. Jared Esh; 8. Zeb Wise; 9. Mike Wagner; 10. Pat Cannon; 11. Dylan Cisney; 12. Justin Whittall; 13. Tyler Reeser; 14. Tyler Bear; 15. Curt Stroup; 16. Kody Lehman; 17. Trenton Sheaffer; 18. Joe Kata III; 19. Dustin Baney; 20. Tanner Brown; 21. Drew Ritchey; 22. Cory Thornton

Kyle Lee took full advantage of a front row starting spot to claim the 25-lap River Valley Builders Super Late Model feature win Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.

The $3000 triumph was the second of Lee’s career at the Juniata County oval and was exceptionally satisfying as Lee missed several weeks earlier this season after breaking his hand in an accident at the Speedway.

“It’s been a very trying year for us and we really needed this one as a team,” said Lee. “It definitely helps a lot to start up front as clean air means everything at this place.”

Roy Deese and Lee led the field to the green-flag and Lee quickly jumped to the lead on the opening circuit. Third-place starter Andrew Yoder moved into the second spot a few laps later, while fifth-place starter Dylan Stake slid into third as well.

Championship contenders Gary Stuhler, Ross Robinson and Dylan Yoder all hovered around the top-five as well, while opening day winner Trevor Feathers was coming on late. Feathers broke into the top-five with under 10 laps to go and he got by Stuhler for fourth with 7 to go.

However, Lee was in his own space as he built up over a 5.0 second advantage with three laps to go. Feathers would get by Stake for a podium spot on the white flag lap, but Lee was not to be denied. He crossed under the checkered flag by an advantage of 5.257 seconds over Yoder, Feathers, Stake and Stuhler.

Robinson, Jim Yoder, Dylan Yoder, Jeff Rine and Colton Flinner completed the top-ten. Flinner earned the $200 George’s Used Cars Hard Charger Award after starting 20th on the grid.

“We’ve been working so hard at this deal and it just means all that much more when you can park it in victory lane,” said Lee. “We’re moving in the right direction and I think we’re getting pretty good. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”

For Yoder, the runner-up finish was a pleasant surprise for the rookie in the super late model division.

“This one means a little more than the success we’ve had in the Limited,” said Yoder. “It;s just nice to be back up on the podium and have something to be proud of. We’re getting to a point where I feel we can be competitive and that’s rewarding.”

Super Late Model Results- 1. Kyle Lee 2. Andrew Yoder 3. Trevor Feathers 4. Dillan Stake 5. Gary Stuhler 6. Ross Robinson 7. Jim Yoder 8. Dylan Yoder 9. Jeff Rine 10. Colton Flinner 11. Roy Deese 12. Jim Bernheisel 13. Brett Schadel 14. Justin Weaver 15. Mike Lupfer 16. Kyle Knapp 17. Hayes Mattern 18. Austin Berry 19. Chad Myers 20. Scott Flickinger 21. Jason Schmidt 22. Brandon Little 23. Chris Casner 24. Meade Hahn

Garret Bard held off multiple drivers to pick up his first Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series 305 Sprint Car victory of the season at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night. The win catapulted Bard to the top of the points standings as he looks to earn his second consecutive track title with the series.

“I knew Kenny was there on the restarts and I had to block him and then I knew I had to take the bottom away as well,” said Bard. “Those guys were all over me and I was just trying to be smart and take their lines away when I could.”

Bard and Tyler Snook started on the front row and it was Bard jumping out to the advantage early. While the results will show Bard led all 20 laps, he had to work incredibly hard to hold onto the lead.

Snook and fourth-place starter Kenny Heffner were all over the tail tank of Bard trying to wrangle the top spot from the series ace. However, neither driver was able to capitalize on the momentum and take over the top spot.

Bard went on to take the checkered flag by a margin of .454 of a second at the line. The win was the seventh of Bard’s career at the Speedway and puts him in sole possession of second all-time on the track win list in the division.

Heffner settled for second followed by Snook, Ken Duke Jr. And Domenic Melair. Justin Mills, Rowdy Heffner, Austin Reed and John Walp completed thew top ten. Kassidy Kreitz finished 12th an earned the Hard Charger Award courtesy of Penns Va