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Clinton County Motor Speedway Creates Racer’s Point Fund For 2019

March 17, 2019

Lock Haven, PA- When the 2019 Clinton County Motor Speedway Banquet concludes, racers will be taking home a little extra cash next winter.

Speedway management is working hard to improve the total racing experience at the fairgrounds oval. A racers point fund is one more way to thank teams for their participation at the high banked oval.

Through a lot of hard off season work, five of the tracks six regular classes have a point fund sponsor secured. Management continues to speak with prospective marketing partners for all classes and other promotions expecting to make the 2019 season the best in recent memory.

Smith Excavating & Construction LLC of Renova, PA is the title sponsor of the limited late model racers in 2019. Owned by LLM racer Mike Smith, the company serves a 200 mile radius from their facility offering emergency services while also performing residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal services. The management and staff are known for efficient work, launching projects with the right plan, meeting project milestones and, finishing on time and under budget. They’re located at 12476 Renova Road, Renova, PA 17764. Telephone inquiries reach them at (570)-923-0188. Information and pictures of projects completed are on Facebook at Smith Excavating & Const LLC.

IMCA sprint cars will be a regular feature in 2019 and an iconic sprint car name will support the class.

Gary’s Motor Mart of Jersey Shore, former time car owner of the late Mitch Smith and others will be the title sponsor.

The area business is owned by Vern Wasson, a retired successful racer and former Promoter of Clinton County Motor and Woodhull, NY Speedway’s in the past. The Lycoming County car dealer is the Lycoming County area’s premier used car outlet. Gary’s Motor Mart also offers a full service auto repair facility along with tire sales and service. They’re located at 269 North Main Street, Jersey Shore, PA., 17740. They can be reached by phone at (570)-398-4052. They’re on social media at Facebook and www.garysmotormart.com

Pro Stock racers will compete under the Millers Automotive Machine Pro Stock banner this season. Long time owner/engine builder Phil Miller of Montoursville has been producing quality street and race engines since the business was established in 1994. Numerous wins and track titles have been scored with Miller produced engines over the year and there’s no expected end in sight. Miller can be reached at (570)-435-5960. The firm also communicates on social media via Facebook.

Two are firms have teamed up to support the 270 micro sprint division. Car owner Jeff Weaver and racer Jay Coder are the new title sponsors. The class will be known as the Weaver’s Radiator & Auto Sales/Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking 270 micro sprint class.

Weaver will also field several race cars at the 3/8th mile oval. Weaver’s business, known as Weavers Radiator and Auto Repair, is located at 5 East Peale Ave, Mill Hall, PA 17751. Hours of operation are from 8-5pm Monday-Friday. The shop is a full service repair center. Their phone number is (814)-280-1424.

Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking offers all types of general excavating services from site preparation to finish plus dump truck service for any needs. They’re located at 703 Snydertown Road in Howard, PA. 18841. They can be reached at (814)-383-4214 and Facebook. Coder is also a racer competing regularly in the micro sprint class at the Mackeyville oval.

A long time race supporter familiar to many racers has come on board as the front wheel drive, four cylinder stock car division sponsor. TJ Shooters Sports Bar of Danville, PA, a long time supporter of late model competitor Steve Campbell, will be the title presenter. The neighborhood bar, located off the beaten path, is known for reasonable process and delicious cocktails. Typical tavern food is on the menu. Hours of operation are 3pm-2am Monday-Friday, 2pm-2am Saturday-Sunday. Normally there’s a DJ Friday and Saturday night from 10-2. The establishment is located at 726 East Market Street Danville, PA 17821. Their phone number is (570)-275-8454. They also have a Facebook page.

Currently management is seeking a 600 micro sprint title sponsor as well as other special event presenters. Several have already been secured and will be announced shorty. Persons interested in joining the CCMS marketing group may contact Promoter Sam Ray, Race Director Steve Campbell or PR/Marketing person Craig Rutherford for more information.

The season opener is just around the corner. A practice session is set for Friday April 5 at 7 pm. General admission is free. Pit admission is 20 dollars.

The first green flag competition is one week later, April 12 at 7:30. The limited late models are joined by the Gary’s Motor Mart IMCA sprint cars, Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks, Weavers Radiator and Auto Repair/Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking 270 micro sprints & 600 micro sprints.

The same program will be presented April 19.

April 26 action finds the 600 micro sprints with the night off. Making their first appearance of the season will be the TJ Shooters Sports Bar 4 cylinder front wheel drive stock cars.

Make plans to be part of the excitement of the 2019 return to excellence campaign every Friday night this racing season at the best little bullring in the region, Clinton County Motor Speedway.

 

 

Lucas Wolfe Makes It Back-To-Back Opening Day Wins At Williams Grove Sunday

3/17/19

Mechanicsburg – For the second year in a row, Lucas Wolfe scored the opening day main event for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday afternoon, taking home $4,080 for the top prize.

The victory was the 20th of Mechanicsburg driver’s career at the oval and his second overall on the young season in the area.

Wolfe began the feature from the third spot but watched as polesitter TJ Stutts took the lead at the start.

Just after the first lap was completed, Ohio invader Cole Duncan spun on the first turn cushion and got nailed by Robbie Kendall, forcing a caution flag.

Only another lap was scored before Dylan Cisney also spun on the turn one cushion, slowing the pace again.

Stutts held off Anthony Macri when action resumed as Ryan Smith took third from Wolfe.

Macri, who started alongside Stutts on the front row, didn’t alow the leader to pull away and with 10 laps completed, he was ready to mount a challenge for the lead.

Macri went low on Stutts as the pair entered the first turn on the 12th tour and came up with control on the backstretch.

But then just as quickly as Macri made a great move to take command, he made a mistake entering the third turn when he drove in on a lapped car and hit the machine, knocking off his front wing.

This jumbled the front runners and caused a scramble out of the fourth turn with Stutts leading back to the stripe but Wolfe having capitalized on the bunch-up to race by Smith and Macri into second, just before the yellow flag appeard for the debris.

Macri was out of action and Wolfe chased Stutts for the restart but didn’t mount a challenge at that point.

It took until the final three laps for Wolfe to catch Stutts as the leader’s line kept getting higher and higher out of turn four as traffic loomed ahead of him.

The pair crossed the stripe for lap 22 with Wolfe to the leader’s inside and then moments later Wolfe darted into the lead as the pair set their cars into the first turn.

Once Wolfe was able to get in front, he pulled away to the victory by 1.843 seconds.

Ninth starter Danny Dietrich came on late to snare second from Stutts with Smith ending up fourth and 11th starter Dale Blaney riding home fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Freddie Rahmer, Brian Montieth, Chad Trout, Brock Zearfoss and Cory Haas.

Heats went to Dietrich, Montieth and Smith.

Indiana’s Spencer Bayston had a solid fourth place run going before withdrawing during the last half of the event.

Freddie Rahmer motored from 24th starting spot for his finish.

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.

Feature finish

3/17/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. TJ Stutts, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Chad Trout, 9. Brock Zearfoss, 10. Cory Haas, 11. Jason Shultz, 12. Dylan Cisney, 13. Adrian Shaffer, 14. Justin Whittall, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Kyle Moody, 17. Brett Michalski, 18. Spencer Bayston, 19. Kody Lehman, 20. Chase Dietz, 21. Anthony Macri, 22. Cole Duncan, 23. Robbie Kendall

DNS: Steve Buckwalter

 

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DANNY DIETRICH MAKES FIRST 2019 WIN AN EXCITING ONE; Harlon Leppo holds off Bill Diehl for Legends Win

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 23, 2019 (6 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + 358 Sprint Cars

Saturday, March 30, 2019 (6 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + 358 Sprint Cars

Saturday, April 6, 2019 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Wingless Super Sportsman

Abbottstown, PA (March 16, 2019) – Danny Dietrich wowed the crowd with a last lap pass to earn his first victory of the young 2019 season. Dietrich started on the pole of the 25-lap feature, but this was not an easy win for the pole-sitter. Dietrich shared the front row with Anthony Macri. Danny got a good jump on the start and took the high side around the track, but Landon Myers spun out in turn one setting up the field for a complete restart.

Dietrich went to the high side again on the restart to take the lead. Dietrich and Macri were pulling away from the field as they hit lapped traffic on lap 5. Macri got to the top of the track coming out of turn 4 on lap 6 and it was a drag race to the flag stand for the lead with Macri as the victor.

Spencer Bayston brought out the second caution of the race on lap 9 when he came to a stop in turn 4. Bayston was the first driver with the opportunity to take advantage of a new rule revealed at the driver’s meeting earlier in the afternoon. Lincoln Speedway officials are giving driver’s two minutes in the work area after a caution in the heats, consolation races and features, if they have not crossed the half-way point of the race. This is on par with the regulations during World of Outlaw and All-Star Circuit of Champions races. Bayston initially pulled parallel to his pit stall indicating he wanted to the two minutes, but after a once over by the crew they nosed the car in.

When the caution came out on lap 9 Macri had put two lapped cars between himself and Dietrich. With the single file restart, Danny was right back in the race with Anthony.

While Dietrich and Macri were battling for the lead, Ryan Smith was making his way through the field from his sixth starting spot. Smith got around Scott Fisher for third on lap 11. On the next lap, Fisher got into the wall in turn 2 bringing out the third caution of the race. Fisher had extensive damage to the front and rear of his car, ending his day.

Dietrich went to the bottom of the track on the restart in an attempt to get by Macri for the lead, but it did not work and almost cost him second place as Smith nearly got by him in turns 3 and 4.

Danny started closing the gap to Macri as they caught the tail end of the field. Dietrich tried to get under Marci on lap 17 in turns 3 and 4 to no avail. As the leaders worked their way through lapped traffic Dietrich and Smith put on a great show as they battled for second.

Dietrich caught up to Macri on lap 22 with Smith joining in on the fun on lap 23. Danny made the move of the race with a slide job for the lead in turns 1 and 2 on the last lap. Smith followed and earned a second-place finish for the second week in a row. Macri crossed the line third. Chase Dietz finished fourth with Freddie Rahmer completing the top five.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Scott Fisher, Anthony Macri and Danny Dietrich. Adam Wilt won the consi.

Harlon Leppo holds off Bill Diehl for Legends Win

Zachary Settle started on the pole of the 20-lap legend feature with Alex Robinson on the outside. Bill Diehl and Jeremy Hahn made up the second row. Settle led the first lap with Diehl and 5th place starter, Jeremy Ott close behind. Diehl and Ott went three-wide with Settle for the lead with Diehl darting out to the lead on the lap two.

With Diehl in the lead the first caution of the race came out on the second lap as Austin Bellamere came to a stop in turn 2. Diehl held onto the lead on the restart with the pole-sitter, Settle, getting shuffled back to 5th. While Diehl was leading the field sixth place starter, Harlon Leppo, was working his way to the front. Leppo nearly got around Ott for 2nd on lap 4. Harlon made the move to take 2nd on the next lap by working the bottom of the track.

Lap 6 saw two simultaneous drag races down the back stretch. One for 1st between Diehl and Leppo and the other for 3rd between Ott and Mason Chaney. The second caution flag came out on lap 7 as Travis Beck came to a stop in turn 4.

Leppo made a run for the lead on lap 10 and almost had Diehl at the flag stand. Harlon made it stick a lap later in turns 3 and 4 and took the lead from Bill. Looking at the lap leaders one might assume Leppo took the lead and never looked back, but that was not the case. Diehl stuck around and did not make it an easy victory for Leppo.

Travis Beck fell off the pace of the field with a spin out in turn 4 but was able to keep his car running. As the leaders caught Beck, Diehl took the lead back from Leppo on lap 15 as Leppo got caught behind Beck going down the front stretch. Diehl and Leppo were racing wheel to wheel on lap 16 for the lead with Leppo finally getting the advantage off turn 4.

Diehl was still sticking around. Leppo blocked Diehl’s line coming out of turn 2 with two laps to go, preventing Diehl from taking the lead back. The final caution of the race came on lap 18 for a four-car pile up in turn 4. Chuck Dell, Chandler Pagnotta, Tim O’Sheehan and Zach Smith were involved.

Diehl tried the top line on the restart but could not get around Leppo for the lead. It was a drag race to the finish with Leppo edging out Diehl by .463 seconds for the victory. Ott finished third. Chaney crossed the line fourth with Settle rounding out the top five.

Legend heats were won by Bill Diehl, Jeremy Ott, Alex Schmiedel and Mason Chaney. Josh Schrum and Austin Bellamere each earned a Legend consi win.

Next Saturday, March 23, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 & 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 6PM with pit gates opening at 5:30PM 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 race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, March 16, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,500); 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 21-Brian Montieth; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 99-Kyle Moody; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 12. 39-Cory Haas; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 14. 15-Adam Wilt; 15. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 16. 0-Rick Lafferty; 17. 11-Dale Blaney; 18. 67-Justin Whittall; 19. 19m-Landon Myers; 20. 12-Brent Shearer (DNF); 21. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 22. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 23. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 24. 70X- Spencer Bayston (DNF) No Time.

Lap Leaders – Danny Dietrich (1-5, 25), Anthony Macri (6-24)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21T-Scott Fisher; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 5. 19m-Landon Myers; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston; 9.17-Cole Young; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 39M-Anthony Macri; 2. 22-Cole Duncan; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 12-Brent Shearer; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 67-Justin Whittall (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1.48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 99-Kyle Moody; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty; 7. 11-Dale Blaney; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 10-Joe Kata III (DNS)

410 Sprint Consi (10 laps) - 1.15-Adam Wilt; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 11-Dale Blaney; 6. 67-Justin Whittall; 7. 22-Cole Duncan; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 17-Cole Young (DNS); 11. 10-Joe Katta III (DNS)

Pizza Shop of Etters Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 15H-Harlon Leppo ($300); 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 10-Jeremy Ott; 4. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 5. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 6. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 7. 19-Travis Perry; 8. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 9. 95-Alex Schmiedel; 10. 30-Alex Robinson; 11. 93-Brent Marquis; 12. 94-Greg Burd; 13. 5C-Josh Schrum; 14. 26-Shaun Abney; 15. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 16. 31-Travis Beck; 17. 75-Chandler Pagnotta (DNF); 18. 41-Chuck Dell (DNF); 19. 00-Tim O’Sheehan (DNF); 20. 78-Zach Smith (DNF); 21. 0-Blaine Leppo (DNF); 22. 30K-Seth Kerchner (DNF); 23. 51-Travis McClelland (DNF); 24. 8A-Austin Bellemare (DNF) No Time.

Lap Leaders – Bill Diehl (1-10, 15), Harlon Leppo (11-14, 16-20)

Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 3. 19-Travis Perry; 4. 00-Tim O’Sheehan; 5. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 6. 61-Shaun Miller; 7. UGLY-Mike McClane; 8. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 9.42-Scott Lee; 10. 14H-Mike Howard Jr.; 11. 4-Eli Dodge (DNS) Time: 2:43

Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 3. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 4. 94-Greg Burd; 5. 5C-Josh Schrum; 6. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 7. 41-Chuck Dell; 8. 8-Robert Shaw; 9. 9-Justin Cunningham; 10. 85-Michael Goldsmith Time: 2:39

Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1.95-Alex Schmiedel; 2. 93-Brent Marquis; 3. 30-Alex Robinson; 4. 30K-Seth Kerchner; 5. 31-Travis Beck; 6. 88-Don Butler; 7. 1-Eugene Drew; 8. 83J-James Snow; 9. 0-Blaine Leppo; 10. 77A-Don Butler; 11. 13-Ron Blizzard Jr.

Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - 1.8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 78-Zach Smith; 3. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 4. 51-Travis McClelland; 5. 8A-Austin Bellemare; 6. 26-Shaun Abney; 7. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 8. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 9. 77-Rick Blizzard; 10. 39-Bonnie Lee

Central PA Legends Consi #1 (8 laps) - 1.5C-Josh Schrum; 2. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 3. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 4. 41-Chuck Dell; 5. 61-Shaun Miller; 6. 8B-Robert Shaw; 7. 9-Justin Cunningham; 8. 4-Eli Dodge; 9. UGLY-Mike McClane; 10. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 11. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 12. 14H-Mike Howard Jr. (DNF); 13. 42-Scott Lee (DNF)

Central PA Legends Consi #2 (8 laps) - 1. 8-Austin Bellemare; 2. 26-Shawun Abney; 3. 0-Blaine Leppo; 4. 31-Travis Beck; 5. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 6. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 7. 77-Rick Blizzard; 8. 1-Eugene Drew; 9. 39-Bonnie Lee; 10. 88-Don Butler (DNF); 11. 83J-James Snow (DNF); 12. 77A-Rick Blizzard (DNF); 13. 13-Ron Blizzard Jr. (DNF)

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

Following a successful test and tune session held at the speedway and after listening to the input of our regular drivers, Port Royal Speedway has made the decision to cancel this Saturday’s March 16th opening race weekend.

Early forecasts for the week showed a favorable weather outlook, however Old Man Winter has once again reared it’s head and presented us with tough conditions.

With temperatures expected to reach a high of only 42 degrees and projected 15 MPH winds, creating a real-feel start time temperature of 35 degrees at 4pm, multiple teams expressed concerns about potential wear on motors and equipment. We also want to allow for fans attending to enjoy the races and as a result feel this is the best solution for everyone.

However, we will return next week on March 23rd and 24th with a huge weekend at the Speed Palace for drivers and fans alike with our first 2 race weekend of the year.

Saturday, March 23rd will serve as the official opening day at the Juniata County oval and will showcase the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the ULMS Late Models ($3000 to win) and the Mason Dixon Limited Late Models ($1250 to win).

Sunday will mark the return of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Big Block Modifieds paying $5,000 to win as part of a $25,000 purse structure. 10th place will get $1,000 and drivers will get $400 to take the green flag. The ULMS Late Models will also be on the card vying for $3000 winners share.

Saturday Prices and Start Times:

General Admission- $20

Students (12-18)- $10

Pit Pas- $32

Gates Open at 1PM WITH A 4PM Start Time

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Sunday Prices and Start Times:

General Admission- $25

Students (12-18)- $15

Pits- $35

Gates Open at 11AM, Hot Laps at 1:15PM and Racing Starts at 2PM

 

 

 

LUCAS WOLFE GOES WIRE TO WIRE FOR ICEBREAKER 30 WIN

Saturday, March 16, 2019 (2 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + Central PA Legends

Saturday, March 23, 2019 (6 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + 358 Sprint Cars

Saturday, March 30, 2019 (6 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + 358 Sprint Cars

Abbottstown, PA (March 10, 2019) – For the second year in a row, Lucas Wolfe drew the pole position in the Ice Breaker redraw. This year had a happier ending for Wolfe as he parked his car in victory lane after the 30-lap feature to take home $4,000.

Lucas led all 30 laps in a feature that saw over half the field end the race in the pits instead of on the track. The first caution came at the start of the race as last year’s Ice Breaker winner, Chad Trout, got tangled with Glenndon Forsythe on the front stretch. Wolfe got a good jump over Ryan Smith on the restart and led the 23-car field into turn 1.

The leaders caught the tail end of the field by lap five with Lucas leading Smith, Danny Dietrich, Tim Glatfelter and Rick Lafferty. The top five were all running the bottom of the track and Smith and Dietrich were closing the gap as Wolfe worked his way through lapped traffic. When asked in victory lane about Smith getting some good runs on him Wolfe said it was hard to judge how close he was in traffic.

Freddie Rahmer brought out the first red flag of the afternoon on lap 16 after flipping through turns 3 and 4. Track officials opened the red flag to allow teams to add additional tear-offs. Defending track champion, Brian Montieth, tried the high side of turns 1 and 2 on the restart which turned out to be the wrong groove as he got shuffled back through the field. Thanks to Anthony Macri, who ran over the restart cone resulting in a complete restart, Montieth got his sixth-place spot back. Macri restarted at the tail-end of the field.

Montieth got around Glatfelter for fifth on lap 19 as the red flag came out again for Tyler Esh. Esh took a nasty trip down the front stretch, completely flattening his wing. Glatfelter got upside down in turn 2 on the restart bringing out the last red flag of the race. On the next restart, Chase Dietz almost lost it in the same spot as Glatfelter, but lucky for Dietz he was able to keep his wheels under him bringing out the yellow flag.

The top four, Wolfe, Smith, Dietrich and Lafferty, had pulled away from the rest of the field as they approached lapped traffic with three laps to go. Just as things were about to get interesting, the final caution of the race came out with two laps to go as Scott Fisher came to a stop on the front stretch.

Once Wolfe took the green flag one last time there was no looking back and he took the checkered flag nearly a second over Smith. Dietrich crossed the line third, Lafferty was fourth and Montieth held onto fifth.

The Hampden Automotive heat winners were Rick Lafferty, Kyle Moody and Brian Montieth.

Two 358 Sprint Car regulars put on a 410 wing Sunday afternoon, Ashley Cappetta and Dylan Norris. Norris got a flat tire during his heat race and finished 19th in the feature. Cappetta did not run her heat and finished 20th in the feature.

Next Saturday, March 16, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 2PM with pit gates opening at 11:30AM and grandstand gates opening at Noon.

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 race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Sunday, March 10, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe ($4,000); 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 12. 19m-Landon Myers (DNF); 13. 75-Chase Dietz (DNF); 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 15. 12-Tyler Esh (DNF); 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 17. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 18. 5c-Dylan Cisney (DNF); 19. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 20. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 21. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 22. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 23. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); No Time.

Lap Leaders – Lucas Wolfe (1-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 0-Rich Lafferty; 2. 19m-Landon Myers; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 99-Kyle Moody; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 12-Tyler Esh; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1.21-Brian Montieth; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 5c-Dylan Cisney (DNF)

 

 

First Test & Tune Scheduled, Wednesday March 13

With BAPS Motor Speedway's opener around the corner (Saturday, March 23), drivers and race teams are sure to be anxious to test their cars and race setups! Here is your chance to fine tune your cars for the 2019 opener! Wednesday, March 13, BAPS Motor Speedway will hold the first Test & Tune session of 2019. Gates will open at 5PM with practice running from 6-9PM. Practice Entry Fees Pit Pass: $15 Car Registration: $25 Grandstands: FREE!

Upcoming Practice Dates Sat., March 16 (Gates @12PM, Practice 2-6PM) Wed., March 27 (Gates @5PM, Practice 6-9PM)

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, MARKS OPENING DAY AT BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY Saturday, March 23, BAPS Motor Speedway will host the first race of the 2019 season, with the BAPS Super Sportsman in action along with the Central PA Legends! In addition to a full racing program for the Sportsman & Legends, there will also be a practice session for any Late Model or Street Stock teams who wish to fine tune their cars before opening their season at Tyson Fence Night, the following Saturday, March 30.

Gates: 2PM Racing: 5PM General Admission: $14, Seniors: $12 Students: $5, Pits: $30

 

 

River Valley Builders Returning As Port Royal Sponsor for 2019 With Unique Promotion

By: Justin Snyder/ Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal Speedway is proud to once again welcome River Valley Builders as the presenting sponsor for the Super Late Model series for the 2019 season.

As a previous sponsor in the 305 Sprint Car division since its inception at the speedway, River Valley Builders will be supporting the Super Late Models for the 3rd consecutive season. The series will visit the track 21 times in 2019.

Located in Selinsgrove, Pa, River Valley Builders is the leader in custom modular home sales throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding region since 2012. River Valley Builders delivers modular homes anywhere in the state and provides General Contracting work within a 100-mile radius of Selinsgrove as well.

Each modular home is individually customized, free of charge, by their in-house design staff and River Valley Builders prides themselves in providing a unique experience for every customer who visits their model home and sales center in downtown Selinsgrove.

Looking to continue a long tradition of supporting racing in Central Pennsylvania, the company sees the speedway as a perfect fit for their business.

“I’ve been a sponsor at the speedway for many years now and there is truly no better racetrack in the country in terms of growth and potential as Port Royal Speedway”, said Dan Stimely, owner of River Valley Builders. “I’m extremely proud to be associated with such a great facility and staff and we hope to represent both a great product on and off the track for the race fans and drivers alike.”

As an additional thank you and perk for choosing River Valley Builders for their modular homes, race fans will now be able to support their favorite drivers. The company will donate 2% of the modular home sale price to the fans favorite race car driver upon purchase.

“There truly is no better consumer than race fans and between race weekends, social media and word of mouth we have the ability through racing to reach a very large audience,” said Stimely, who brings 35 years of experience to the modular home business. “If a race fan or driver comes to us and chooses River Valley Builders for their modular home purchase, we are going to reward them by giving back even more to the sport.”

“Just tell us upon sale who your favorite driver is or which team you are associated with and we’ll give 2% of the modular home sale price to them. It’s just another way for us to support those in the community who support us, and I can’t wait for the 2019 racing season to begin” said Stimely.

For more information on River Valley Builders or to receive a written estimate, visit them at www.rivervalleybuild.com or in person at 70 Paramount Rd, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM, or by appointment and their phone number is (570) 374-7823. Also make sure to like/follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rvbmodular/.

 

 

Williams Grove Season Opener Win List Full Of Standouts And Surprises

2019 Opener Is March 17

3/2/19

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 in just two weeks, on Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm when the 2019 season opener is spun off featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

Presented by Hoosier, gates for Opening Day 2019 will open at noon.

Courtesy of Hoosier Tires, Hoosier giveaways are slated for the season lidlifter for both fans and racers alike.

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.

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 have gone to Danny Dietrich and defending opener winner Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg.

And by far, the upset of the decade to date came at the hands of New Oxford’s Gerard McIntyre Jr. in 2014.

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

28 February 2019 Steve Inch

KELLER’S AUTO BODY & TOWING NAMED 2019 SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY 360 SPRINT CAR TITLE SPONSOR

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Keller’s Auto Body & Towing of Selinsgrove has been named the title sponsor of the 360 sprint car division at Selinsgrove Speedway for the upcoming 2019 racing season.

The 360 sprint cars will headline most of the Saturday night racing cards at the historic half-mile oval for the sixth consecutive season. A regular 25-lap feature will pay $2,000 to win with a number of special events offering higher purses for the winged open wheel division.

Located at 825 N. High Street in Selinsgrove, Keller’s Auto Body & Towing, a third-generation family-owned business operated by the father-son team of Matt and Cody Keller, has been serving the Selinsgrove and surrounding areas since 1953. They also manage locations in Northumberland and Duncannon.

“Keller’s Auto Body and Selinsgrove Speedway have been staples in the Selinsgrove community for decades,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “We appreciate this local business partnering with the speedway to help promote some of the best weekly dirt track racing in the country.”

Keller’s Auto Body & Towing provides 24/7 passenger and commercial towing services. The company’s fleet also includes an emergency response trailer and 60-ton rotator truck. Their auto body experts specialize in full auto and truck body repair services, as well as dent and scratch removal.

For additional information about the company’s services please visit kellersautobodyandtowing.com or call 570.374.4333.

The 360 sprint car champion will receive a $3,000 bonus out of the $10,000 point fund at the track’s annual awards banquet at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport on Nov. 9.

The speedway will wrap up its annual week-long Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall this Friday, March 1, with the season kick off ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in Center Court.

Selinsgrove Speedway’s 2019 Season Opener is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, featuring the Keller’s Auto Body & Towing 360 sprint cars, Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models, and the A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners.

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 MALL MOTORSPORTS SHOW RUNS THROUGH MARCH 1

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s annual Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove started today (Feb. 24) and will run through this Friday, March 1.

Race fans can check out more than 30 full-size race cars plus go karts throughout the week during regular mall hours. The display includes a variety of 410, 360, and 305 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, roadrunners, micro sprint cars, and a midget sprint car.

The speedway’s defending stock car champions Bryan Bernheisel (super late models), Kyle Bachman (pro stocks), and Keith Bissinger (roadrunners) have their cars in Center Court.

2018 top five 360 sprint car teams with cars on display include Jason Shultz, Chad Layton, and Cody Keller. Former champion and last year’s winner of the American Sprint Car Series event Blane Heimbach has a car in the show.

Defending National Opener winner Ryan Smith has the new Heffner Racing No. 72 sprint car on display as well.

Brett Schadel’s team is debuting a brand-new late model along with the late models driven by Ken Trevitz, Nathan Long, Dylan Yoder, Andrew Yoder, Nathan Herman, and others.

The tribute cars of the late Kramer Williamson and Jim Nace are also at the mall this week.

Track officials will hold the annual season kick-off ceremony in the mall’s center court at 7:30 p.m. Friday featuring announcements and driver interviews.

Reserved seats can be renewed at the show Monday through Thursday 6 p.m. until closing and Friday until the start of the season kickoff ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in the mall’s Center Court. 2019 schedules are also available.

All race cars will be removed from the mall at 9 p.m. Friday.

Selinsgrove Speedway’s 2019 Season Opener is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, featuring the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners.

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.

 

 

Williams Grove Champion Lucas Wolfe Ready To Return

Reigning Titlist Will Meet Fans At March 17 Season Opener

2/23/19

Williams Grove Speedway will open the 2019 season coming up on Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm as the track begins to celebrate its 80th anniversary season of auto racing with a program of Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

Last year, on March 11, Mechanicsburg’s Lucas Wolfe opened the season by scoring the lidlifter before going on to claim two more victories at the oval while on his way to claiming the 2018 track title.

And Wolfe will be back for more in 2019 aboard Michael Barshinger’s No. 24, making an effort to back up his track crown.

The 32-year old reigning champion will meet fans and sign autographs on opening day from the time that gates open at noon until 12:45 pm.

And from there Wolfe will embark on his third season behind the wheel for Barshinger at Williams Grove Speedway and he’s fairly optimistic about the races to come this season.

“I think we're in pretty good shape,” Wolfe said of his program recently as he pondered the year that lies ahead.

“Over time there should be a continual improvement as familiarity grows, it should all be moving forward. We were satisfied with our baseline at the finish of last year so we haven’t really done a whole lot to alter that and hopefully that will allow us to be more streamlined from last year into this year.”

Wolfe got his feet wet for the year by competing recently in Florida and will race regularly at Williams Grove this season, using lessons that he and his team learned last year in order to make this year another success.

“I think we’re looking to implement some of those ideas over time as the season progresses,” he noted.

“We just go to every race and we intend on competing in every race. Ultimately winning races at a consistent level is the goal but there’s not a benchmark to win per say. Ultimately its finding the right speed and right balance in everything you run.”

Just like last season, Wolfe will also pilot a mount owned by Jim and Laura Allebach at select events during the year ahead including in 360 sprint competition at Williams Grove.

Presented by Hoosier, Opening Day 2019 Williams Grove Speedway featuring 410 sprint cars only is set for Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm with gates opening at noon.

Courtesy of Williams Grove Speedway and Hoosier Tires, Hoosier giveaways are slated for the season lidlifter for both fans and racers alike.

Adult general admission is set at $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Youth 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.

 

 

Champion Racing Oil to Host 2019 World of Outlaws Summer Nationals

(Clinton, MO / 02.21.19) Champion Oil, a recognized leader in racing and performance lubricants, will be the title sponsor of the Williams Grove Summer Nationals Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on July 26-27 in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals is an event with more than 50 years of history that includes the biggest names in motorsports competing at half-mile Williams Grove Speedway, one of dirt racing’s legendary venues.

The World of Outlaws, an international racing tour with superstar drivers, features incredibly powerful and fast 410ci winged sprint cars. The Champion Racing Oil National Open is a key part of the series championship that includes 94 race nights at 50 different tracks across 22 states and 3 Canadian provinces.

Champion Racing Oils are built specifically to meet the lubrication demands of race car engines, especially those using flat tappet and roller cams operating at high RPMs and that require high-pressure valve springs.

To meet these demands, Champion utilizes its premium ZDDP anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry that includes high levels of zinc and phosphorus. In addition, all Champion Racing motor oils contain our exclusive TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) technology.

This proprietary technology delivers unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increases the foot-pounds of torque in most engines.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing Motor Oils contact your nearest Champion distributor or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Champion Racing Oil and RM Racing Lubricants Become Title Co-Sponsors of Central PA Sprint Car Series

(Clinton, MO / 02.21.19) Champion Racing Oil and RM Racing Lubricants announced today that they will co-sponsor the 2019 season of the Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Racing Series presented by Hoseheads.com.

The Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA season runs an extensive schedule of 102 events at eleven different tracks mostly in Pennsylvania with one stop in Maryland and two in New Jersey. The series will pay out prize money to the top 10 drivers at the end of the 2019 season.

“It is extremely important for Champion to identify a racing & performance partner like RM Racing lubricants that shares the same goals and has the ability to provide racers and enthusiasts with first class service and product support,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of the Racing and Performance Division for Champion. “Rich Matthie and his team clearly fit the stringent criteria we identified to distribute our products and be a co-title sponsor of the Central PA Series.” In addition to racing oils, RM Racing Lubricants supplies racing gear oils, brake fluid, additives, aerosols, coolants, transmission fluids, diesel engine oils, passenger car motor oils, hot rod oils, muscle car oils, and over 100 other Champion products. Established over 8 years ago as a Champion Master Warehouse Distributor, they have become a leader in Canada and the Northeastern Region of the United States. With a dedicated team and quality products, RM Racing Lubricants is able to provide racers and car enthusiasts with oils and lubricants they can trust. If you’d like more information please in Niagara Falls, NY and Welland, Ontario / Phone: 1-905-658-7509

 

 

 

Williams Grove And World Of Outlaws Team To Offer Event Reserved Tickets For 2019

2/17/19

In an effort to meet popular demand and at the request of fans to make access to advanced reserved seat tickets easier, Williams Grove Speedway and the World of Outlaws have joined forces to offer all reserved seat tickets for 2019 Williams Grove World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events exclusively through the outlaws.

As a result, fans who wish to obtain any reserved seats for any of the six World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series dates at the track for 2019 will need to purchase the tickets via the official World of Outlaws website located at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tix or by calling 1.844.DIRT.TIX.

Fans should monitor the World of Outlaws website for on-sale dates for all Williams Grove ticket sales. .

As the reserved seat ticket outlet for Williams Grove Speedway outlaws shows in 2019, any and all reserve seat raincheck processing for the shows will be conducted through the World of Outalws as well.

Williams Grove Speedway will continue to offer advance general admission tickets for all speedway World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events with the standard Williams Grove raincheck policy in effect for all sales.

Camping permits and season reserved seats priced at $60 for the full season will continue to be offered at the offices of Williams Grove Speedway, beginning March 1.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will visit Williams Grove Speedway for a trio of two-day shows during the season ahead coming up on May 17 and 18 presented by H & N Landscaping, July 26 and 27 for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals and for the Champion Racing Oil National Open on October 4 and 5.

Presented by Hoosier, Opening Day 2019 Williams Grove Speedway featuring 410 sprint cars only is set for Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm with gates opening at noon.

Courtesy of Williams Grove Speedway and Hoosier Tires, Hoosier giveaways are slated for the season lidlifter for both fans and racers alike.

Adult general admission is set at $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

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 Opener In One Month, Season Offers Drivers Improved Purses & Prizes

2/16/19

When the 2019 season gets underway at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17, 410 sprint car drivers will be greeted with updated purses along with numerous weekly incentives and bonus prizes to collect on.

Purse structures including those for the Hoosier Diamond Series and Yellow Breeches Series races have been updated for the year ahead with winners’ shares in the Diamond and Yellow Breeches events boosted to $4,080 and $3,680, respectively, while the regular show purse has been upped to $3,880 to win, all in honor of the historic oval’s 80th year in existence.

Throughout the season, as has been the case the last several years, Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown will again be paying $300 to set fast time at all oval time trial events in honor of late speedway champion Jimmy Nace.

In total, the 2019 Fast Tees Fast Time Awards up for grabs in 2019 will amount to nearly $5,000.

Eshenaur & Son fuels of Harrisburg returns to Williams Grove Speedway again in 2019 with the Eshenaur Fuels Last Lap Pass Awards for both regular and visiting open wheel divisions.

Eshenaur’s will again offer a $250 last lap pass award to any driver who makes a last lap pass for the win in the 410 sprint car division while a $100 bonus is posted for last lap pass winners in the 358 sprints.

Eshenaur’s will also offer $100 bonus last lap awards for all 305 sprint and super sportsman races during the 2019 campaign.

In addition, various product certificates will be awarded at numerous events during the season including vouchers for Hoosier Tires and Keizer Wheels.

Presented by Hoosier, Opening Day 2019 Williams Grove Speedway featuring 410 sprint cars only is set for Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm with gates opening at noon.

Courtesy of Williams Grove Speedway and Hoosier Tires, Hoosier giveaways are slated for the season lidlifter for both fans and racers alike.

Adult general admission is set at $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

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.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Returning with Familiar Names and New Faces for 2019

Written By: Justin Snyder- Port Royal Speedway

As the Port Royal Speedway rapidly approaches kicking off their 2019 season Sunday March 10th, they will do so with familiar partners, along with several new sponsors presenting the various series competing weekly.
Weikert’s Livestock, out of Fairfield, Pa, will once again return to the speedway as the presenting sponsor of 30 races for the 410 Sprint Car division. One of the most well-known sponsors in the racing world, the Weikert name has been synonymous with Central Pa racing since the early 70’s thanks to their famous #29 sprinter.
The company, which buys and sells cattle from coast to coast and owns farmland throughout South Central Pennsylvania, has been the presenting sponsor of the series since 2015. Along with weekly sponsorship, the Weikert name will once again be celebrated with the annual Bob Weikert Memorial, held May 25th and 26th over the Memorial Day weekend. This years event will pay $10,000 to win both nights for the 410 Sprint Cars along with $5000 to win for the Super Late Models.
River Valley Builders, a modular home building company out of Selinsgrove, will return as the presenting sponsor for the popular Super Late Models. Long a sponsor in the 305 Sprint Car division since it’s inception at the speedway, River Valley Builders will be supporting the late models for a 2nd consecutive season. The series will visit the track 21 times in 2019.
Juniata Junction Restaurant, long a staple of the surrounding community located at 5813 Williams Penn Highway in Mifflintown, will return as the presenting sponsor at the Xtreme Stocks series. The local hotspot has long supported the speedway as a contingency sponsor before moving into it’s role of series sponsor in 2017. The Xtreme stocks are on the bill 8 times in 2019.
New to the speedway for 2019, Penns Valley Meat Market of Millheim, will be the presenting sponsor for the 305 sprint car division for 9 races.
Open Wednesday through Saturday, Penns Valley Meat Market prides itself in having great quality meat at low prices and they specialize in making different varieties of their own homemade smoked products. Daily hours of operation along with weekly specials/sales can be found on their Facebook page weekly @PennsValleyMeatMarket.
Finally, Selinsgrove Ford will debut as the new presenting sponsor for the Limited Late Model Series in 2019. The series will visit the speedway 12 times in 2019. Providers of new Fords and used vehicles, parts and service, Selinsgrove Ford aims to provide a unique experience to the residents in the Selinsgrove, Mount Pleasant Mills, Shamokin, Mifflinburg, Middleburg and surrounding communities.
Inquiries can be made online at www.selinsgroveford.com or in person at 10 N. Susquehanna Trail, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.
A complete schedule for all series can be found on the SCHEDULE link on the speedway's website.
Stay up to date by following Port Royal Speedway on Twitter and Facebook, and updates at the speedway’s official website www.portroyalspeedway.com


 

 

Facility Improvements, 80th Anniversary Celebration Season Await At Williams Grove Speedway

2/10/19

Mechanicsburg - The upcoming season at Williams Grove Speedway finds the track celebrating its 80th anniversary while celebrating 75 consecutive seasons of auto racing with a 31-date slate of events.

The 80th anniversary of the track will be showcased on varying occasions during the new season with special pre-race events greeting fans with a focus on driver and fan interaction.

Several autograph sessions are planned for select events while hundreds of commemorative 80th anniversary Williams Grove Speedway Posse towels will be handed out to general admission fans at each of three World of Outlaws Tune Up races slated for May, July and September.

The facility itself has been busy preparing for the new season ahead with work beginning shortly after the last checkered flag fell in 2018.

New clay was added to the speedway surface late in 2018 in an effort to continue great racing action on the best surface possible.

Safety concerns were pushed to the forefront once again during the 2018 season and to that end, Williams Grove Speedway continues to evaluate the facility for areas where increased safety measures can be instituted.

With that in mind, impact protection devices have been installed around the track for the 2019 racing season.

In addition, the oval anticipates making improvement to the backstretch grandstand seating areas by installing handrails to aid spectators in traversing the structure.

Also underway is a revision of the speedway’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com.

Presented by Hoosier, Opening Day 2019 Williams Grove Speedway featuring 410 sprint cars only is set for Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm with gates opening at noon.

Courtesy of Williams Grove Speedway and Hoosier Tires, Hoosier giveaways are slated for the season lidlifter for both fans and racers alike.

Adult general admission is set at $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

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.

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT THE JERSEY RUSH VIII,

THE ULTIMATE TRIPLE HEADER AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 16

NEW EGYPT, NJ January 21, 2019 . . . . .Rain stopped the 2018 presentation of the PPB Jersey Rush but plans for this event are full speed ahead in 2019. The most powerful race cars on dirt will make their only appearance at the New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday night, July 16 when Pioneer Pole Buildings present, The Jersey Rush VIII, the ultimate triple header at the New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ. The highlight of this popular event will include the 410 sprint cars, and the top stars and nationally known talent they attract. Also on the program is the Big Block/Small Block Modified Challenge and an added attraction to include the Sportsman Challenge, a 20 lap feature event for open sportsman and crate sportsman.

Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM. Come out early and take part in the Meet & Greet where you may go in the pits between 5 PM and 6:15 to meet your favorite sprint drivers and get a close up look at the sprint cars before the drop of the green flag.

The 410 sprints will complete in time trials and a series of qualifying events all leading up to the 30 lap $5,000 to win Jersey Rush VIII.

The history of the event includes past winners JJ Grasso a three time winner of the seven Jersey Rush events. Greg Hodnett was a two time winner and Daryn Pitman and the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith each have a single win.

The Big Block vs Small Block Modifieds always add excitement to the event and previous modified winners include Jimmy Horton, Duane Howard, Ryan Godown and Billy Pauch, a two time winner.

The newest addition to the Jersey Rush VIII is the Open Sportsman vs Crate Sportsman Challenge, a 20 lap feature that will pay $1,000 to the winner.

Event sheets for each division, detailing the complete purse, car specifications and race procedures will be posted and available shortly. For additional information, contact Lenny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or Bob Miller at 443-513-4456.

The Jersey Rush VIII is a co-promotion between Lenny, Danny and Davey Sammons and special events organizer Bob Miller. The promotional team is pleased to have Pioneer Pole Buildings back as the event sponsor.

New Egypt Speedway

720 Route 539

New Egypt, NJ 08533

Event Information: Len Sammons 609-8883613 or Bob Miller 443 513 4456

www.JERSEYRUSHRACE.com

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 

 13 January 2019
Steve Inch

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2019 SCHEDULE:
25 ACTION-PACKED RACE DATES MAKE UP #WIDEOPEN2019!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway officials released the 2019 schedule of events featuring 25 action-packed race dates at the historic Snyder County half-mile clay oval.

Opening Day is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, with the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners making up the racing card. Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. and grandstand gates at 4 p.m.

The 360 sprints cars will make 18 appearances at the track this coming season. The United Racing Club (URC) will sanction six of those events including a full-points race April 20, Jack Gunn Memorial May 25, Kramer Kup June 22, Firecracker 30 July 4, 360 National Open July 13, and the Summer Spectacular Sept. 1. The Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) will sanction the Joe Whitcomb Memorial 360 sprint car race on June 15.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) returns May 4 for the second annual Eleven Oaks Farm “Battle of the Groves” with Williams Grove Speedway (May 3). This year’s northeast swing of the ASCS at Williams Grove and Selinsgrove, with the United Racing Club, will be televised by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The super late model division will also compete at the track on 18 dates. Special events this year will include the Ron Keister Memorial May 18, KRS Graphics Super Late Model Challenge Series June 8, Firecracker 30 July 4, Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series “Showdown on Sand Hill Road” Aug. 10, United Late Model Series Summer Spectacular Sept. 1, and World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open Sept. 21.

Pro stocks will share the racing card on 17 occasions this season with the annual Pro Stock 20 slated for June 1. The roadrunners will race 16 times including the Roadrunner 20 Aug. 17.

The limited late models will run six races in 2019, while the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will make four appearances.

Four high-profile races for the 410 sprint cars will be held at the track this season including the Ray Tilley Classic April 28, PA Speedweek Opperman/Bogar Memorial June 30, Summer Spectacular Sept. 1, and Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open Sept. 14.

The speedway will hold two open practice sessions on the half-mile track from 1-4 p.m. March 23 and March 30.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile oval located inside of the half-mile track, will kick off its 19th anniversary season with a program of go kart racing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5.

Go kart racing will be featured on all but one of the 27 race dates at Selinsgrove Raceway Park this year. The 270 micro sprint cars and slingshots will duel on the small track Friday, June 7.

Burris Money Series (BMS) Sunday events for karts are slated for April 7, May 19, and June 23.

The speedway’s annual Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall will run Sunday, Feb. 24 through Friday, March 1. Teams can register their cars for the show by emailing publicrelations@selinsgrovespeedway.com or calling 570.523.8420.

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.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

MARCH 2 – TEST & TUNE 1PM – 4PM (OPEN TO ANY DIVISION ON SCHEDULE)

MARCH 9 – TEST & TUNE 1PM – 4PM (OPEN TO ANY DIVISION ON SCHEDULE)

MARCH 10 – OPENING DAY – 410 SPRINTS $4,000 & LATE MODELS $2,200 2PM

MARCH 16 – 410 SPRINTS & LATE MODELS 4PM

MARCH 23 – 410 SPRINTS, ULMS LATE MODELS $3,000 (gtt), & MASON DIXON LIMITED LM $1,250 4PM

MARCH 24 – STSS MODIFIEDS $5,000 (gtt) & ULMS LATE MODELS $3,000 (gtt) 2PM

MARCH 30 – 410 SPRINTS, LATE MODELS, & LIMITED LM (RAINDATE FOR 3/23) 4PM

APRIL 6 – 410 SPRINTS, LATE MODELS, & IMCA 305 SPRINTS 6PM (Kids Bus Rides, Camera & Autograph Night)

APRIL 13 – “KEITH KAUFFMAN CLASSIC” OLLIE’S BARGAIN OUTLET ALL STAR SPRINTS $6,000 (tt) & MASON DIXON LIMITED LM $1,000 6PM

APRIL 14 – LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES $10,000 (tt) & MASON DIXON LIMITED LM $1,500 6PM

APRIL 20 – 410 SPRINTS, LATE MODELS, LIMITED LM, & XTREME STOCKS 6PM (EASTER – Kids Candy Scramble)

APRIL 27 – OPEN WHEEL MADNESS 1 – 410 SPRINTS (dual heats passing points), URC SPRINTS & IMCA 305 SPRINTS 6PM ($1 Hot Dog Night)

MAY 4 – 410 SPRINTS $4,000 (gtt), LATE MODEL SHOOTOUT $3,000 (gtt), & XTREME STOCKS 7PM

MAY 11 – 410 SPRINTS, LATE MODELS, & IMCA 305 SPRINTS 7PM (Mother’s Bus Ride)

MAY 18 – SPRING BREAK – NO RACING

BOB WEIKERT MEMORIAL WEEKEND PRESENTED BY FOLKENS BROTHERS TRUCKING

MAY 25 – FALLEN HEROES CHAMPIONSHIPS 410 SPRINTS $10,000 & LATE MODELS $5,000 7PM

MAY 26 – WEIKERT MEMORIAL 410 SPRINTS $10,000 & LATE MODELS $5,000 7PM

YORK COUNTY RACING CLUB NIGHT

MAY 27 – RAIN DATE ONLY IF BOTH SATURDAY and SUNDAY CANCELLED 2 PM

JUNE 1 – KRS GRAPHICS TRI-TRACK LATE MODEL CHALLENGE $3,000 TO WIN (tt), LIMITED LM, IMCA 305 SPRINTS, & XTREME STOCKS 7PM (MAKE UP DATE FOR MASON DIXON) (Kids Bus Rides and Camera & Autograph Night)

JUNE 8 – 410 SPRINTS (tt), IMCA 305 SPRINTS, & XTREME STOCKS 7PM

JUNE 15 – USAC SPRINTS $6,000 (tt) & 410 SPRINTS $4,000 plus EMMR 7PM

PRESENTED BY sprintcarunlimited.com and Father’s Bus Ride

JUNE 22 – 410 SPRINTS (gtt), LATE MODELS, LIMITED LM, & XTREME STOCKS 7PM

JUNE 29 – NO RACING

JULY 3 – PA SPEEDWEEK 410 SPRINTS $7,000 (tt) & URC SPRINTS $2,000 7PM

JULY 6 – PA SPEEDWEEK “Greg Hodnett Classic” 410 SPRINTS $7,000 (tt) & LATE MODELS $2,200 7PM

JULY 13 – ‘KIDS NIGHT & Bike Races’ 410 SPRINTS, LATE MODELS, LIMITED LM, & XTREME STOCKS 7PM

JULY 20 – 4-H Night 410 SPRINTS, LATE MODELS, & IMCA 305 SPRINTS 7PM (Camera & Autograph Night & Kids Bus Rides)

JULY 27 – NO RACING

AUGUST 3 – 13TH ANNUAL LIVING LEGENDS DREAM RACE 410 SPRINTS $10,000 (tt) & LATE MODELS $2,200 (gtt) 7PM

AUGUST 10 – NO RACING

AUGUST 17 – WORLD OF OUTLAW LATE MODELS $10,000 (tt) & 410 SPRINTS (dual heats passing points) $4,000 7PM

AUGUST 24 – OPEN WHEEL MADNESS 2 – 410 SPRINTS, IMCA 305 SPRINTS, & “SUMMER SERIES FOR 358 SPRINTS” 7PM ($1 Hot Dog Night & Kids Bus Rides)

AUGUST 31 – ‘165th FAIR OPENER’ 16TH ANNUAL BUTCH RENNINGER MEMORIAL ULMS LATE MODELS $4000 (gtt), 410 SPRINTS, LIMITED LM & XTREME STOCKS on ARCH NIGHT 6PM

SEPTEMBER 2 –68TH LABOR DAY CLASSIC 410 SPRINTS $4,000, LIMITED LM, & 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCKS 1PM

SEPTEMBER 6 – NIGHT BEFORE THE 50‘ ALL STAR SPRINTS $5,000 (tt) & LATE MODELS $2,500 (LAST POINT RACES FOR SPRINTS & LM) 7PM

SEPTEMBER 7- 52ND ANNUAL TUSCARORA 50” ALL STAR SPRINTS $52,000 TO WIN (tt) & TOP 24 IN LIMITED LM POINTS (gtt) $1,000 6:30 PM

SEPTEMBER 8 – RAIN DATE FOR TUSCARORA “50” 6:30 PM

OCTOBER 5 – NO RACING

OCTOBER 12 – 8th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for 305 SPRINTS (gtt), MASON DIXON LIMITED LM, XTREME STOCKS, & 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCKS 4PM (LAST POINT RACE FOR XTREME AND LIMITED LATE MODELS)

OCTOBER 18 – RAIN DATE FOR MARCH 24TH SHOW 7PM

OCTOBER 19 – OPEN WHEEL MADNESS 3 – 410 SPRINTS (tt) $4,000, URC SPRINTS, & IMCA 305 SPRINTS 4PM (last point race for IMCA 305 sprints)

OCTOBER 25 – WORLD OF OUTLAW SPRINTS Nittany Showdown $8,000 (tt) 7PM

OCTOBER 26 – WORLD OF OUTLAW SPRINTS Nittany Showdown $15,000 (tt) 4PM

OCTOBER 27 – WoO RAIN DATE

NOVEMBER 16 – AWARDS BANQUET

 

 

Lincoln Speedway 2019 Schedule

SEL-WIL, Inc. P.O. Box 473, Abbottstown, PA 17301
Track: 717-624-2755 · 717-624-3975
Sat, Feb. 23
2:00 PM
OPENING DAY—“ICEBREAKER 30”
for 410 Sprints ($4,000 to win) [rain date: Sun, Feb. 24]
Sat, Mar. 2
2:00 PM
410 Sprints [rain date: Sun, Mar 3]
Sat, Mar. 9
2:00 PM
410 Sprints plus open practice session for other divisions
Sat, Mar. 16
2:00 PM
410 Sprints and Central PA Legends
Sat, Mar. 23
6:00 PM
410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Mar. 30
6:00 PM
410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr. 6
7:00 PM
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Wingless Super Sportsman
Sat, Apr. 13
7:00 PM
410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr. 20
7:00 PM
(TT)
16TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL: SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP
FOR 410 Sprints ($6,900 to win)
plus 358 Sprints and Central PA Legends
Sat, April. 27
7:30 PM
McSHERRYSTOWN MOOSE LODGE #720 NIGHT:
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models
Sat, May. 4
7:30 PM
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Extreme Stocks, and York Flooring
KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES
(York County Racing Club Night)
Sat, May 11
7:30 PM
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Midgets
Wed, May 15
7:30 PM
(TT)
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
for 410 sprints [rain date: Thurs, 5/16]
(TT)
Sat, May 18
--
NO RACING - Jalopy Showdown promoted by Larry Garland for the benefit of EMMR (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 PM)
Sat, May. 25
7:30 PM
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends (ARCH Night)
Sat, June 1
7:30 PM
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Wingless Super Sportsman
Sat, June 8
7:30 PM
410 Sprints and 360/358 Sprint Car Challenge
Sat, June 15
7:30 PM
410 Sprints and 358 Sprints, and PennMar Modifieds
Sat, June 22
7:30 PM
FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE:
410 Sprints ($5,000 to win) and 358 Sprints
(also
KIDS NIGHT
)
Sat, June 29
7:30 PM
(TT)
PA SPEEDWEEK
Show [20th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial] for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win) plus Central PA Legends
Mon, July 1
7:30 PM
(TT)
PA SPEEDWEEK
Show for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win)
Sat, July 6
7:30 PM
358 Sprints (
“358 Sprint Summer Series”
event), 358 Late Models, and 600 Xcel Modifieds
Sat, July 13
7:30 PM
JOHN GLEIM JR. EXCAVATING NIGHT:
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Mid-Atlantic Modifieds
Sat, July 20
7:30 PM
PEPSI NIGHT:
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, July 27
--
NO RACING
Sat, Aug. 3
7:30 PM
DCS SCHOOL OF DRIVING NIGHT:
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Classic Cars, and York Flooring
KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES
Sat, Aug. 10
7:30 PM
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Mid-Atlantic Modifieds
Sat, Aug. 17
7:30 PM
410 Sprints and 358 Sprints (York County Racing Club Night) (Night #1 of
Lincoln/Trail-Way 358 Sprint Car “Shootout”
[finale on Fri, 8/23 @ Trail-Way])
Sat, Aug. 24
7:30 PM
(TT)
ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS
for 410 Sprints, plus Central PA Legends
Sat, Aug. 31
7:30 PM
BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL:
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Extreme Stocks, plus FIREWORKS [**Final points race for 410 Sprints**]
Sun, Sept. 1
7:00 PM
Monster Truck Show promoted by KSR Motorsports
(Gates open @ 5:00 PM) [Rain date: Mon, 9/2 @ 1:00 PM]
Sat, Sept. 7
--
NO RACING
Sat, Sept. 14
7:30 PM
Super Late Models, 358 Sprints (
“358 Sprint Summer Series”
event), Extreme Stocks, and EMMR (ARCH Night)
[**Final points race for 358 Sprints**]
Sat, Sept. 21
7:30 PM
(TT)
SIXTH ANNUAL “DIRT CLASSIC”
for 410 Sprints (All-Star sanctioned; $20,000 to win)
Sat, Sept.28
6:00 PM
HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE PRESENTED BY PANCHO’S RACING PRODUCTS
for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints [FINAL RACE OF SEASON...This show carries a rain date of Sunday, 9/29 @ 6:00 PM

 

Central Pennsylvania Will Be Retiring the Number 27
Mandee Pauch Relations - January 2, 2019 - Retiring a number is most often reserved for all-time greats. Other times, it’s a tribute to an icon whose career was cut short.

Greg Hodnett, sprint car icon, was 49 when he lost his life in a crash at BAPS Motor Speedway in late September.

Hodnett had a lustrous career driving several car numbers during his time, but his last number he ever drove was the No.27 owned by Mike Heffner and Heffner Racing Enterprises.

“It’s not any more special than any of the other numbers Greg drove but it’s the last number,” said Heffner. “Anyone currently using the number it doesn’t affect but here on out, the number 27 will be retired not only by our team but all of Central Pennsylvania’s 410 tracks. We’re doing this in honor of Greg.”

Several tracks and sanctions in Central Pennsylvania have come together to retire the No.27; Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway, BAPS Motor Speedway, and URC.

“I think it’s a special thing,” Heffner said. “Knowing that we’re recognizing the greatness and efforts of Greg by retiring his number is an honor to remember him forever. We will always remember Greg but it’s important that the following generations also hear about him, learn about him and realize what he stood for.”

Hodnett was well spoken, he was personable, and he was unselfish. He was the driver all tracks wanted to represent the sport.

“There’s not a more deserving person to retire a number than for Greg,” added Port Royal Speedway’s Promoter, Steve O’Neal. “Greg represented the sport so well. He was likable by his peers, but also from the guys like myself who run the track. I think fans, promoters, and drivers alike appreciated all that he was. He always held himself at a high standard. I know for me and for other people, he was our Dale Earnhardt. This is so deserving to forever keep his name alive.”

Hodnett had a way with people and promoters. When an issue came up in the sport, he always put himself second. His opinion was for the greater good of sprint car racing.

“He was there every Saturday night,” O’Neal said. “He worried about tracks. He was one of the few. If it were bad weather, he’d call concerned for us. He actually cared about our well-being. That always stood out to me. A lot of people care about themselves, but he cared about the sport.”

Hodnett had the ability to see both sides of a situation, which made him so endearing as a professional. He understood what tracks and businesses went through, as well as the finances of teams and owners.

“Williams Grove feels retiring a drivers’ car number is often reserved for exceptional drivers and other times it’s a tribute to a driver whose career is cut short because of illness or death,” said Williams Grove Speedways promoter, Justin Loh. “In this situation it is both. The number 27 is the symbol of a winner and we are honored to be a part of retiring the number 27 along with the other local speedways.”

Hodnett had a Hall of Fame career that featured over 250 wins, 20 of which came against the World of Outlaws. There were track championships — five came at Williams Grove Speedway — and five Speed Week titles, the last of which came this past season.

If there was big money on the line, Hodnett was always near the front. He captured the prestigious Williams Grove National Open, the Tuscarora 50 and Selinsgrove National Open multiple times, had wins at Eldora Speedway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte, and sat in Victory Lane this year at Knoxville Raceway during the Knoxville Nationals.

The No.27 will now be retired across Central Pennsylvania to help keep Hodnett’s legacy alive for decades to come.

 

 

Williams Grove 2019 Schedule Released, Season Opener Is March 17

12/21/18

Williams Grove Speedway has released its 2019 schedule of events featuring 31 race dates, all which include the powerful Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

The 2019 season opener featuring the 410 sprints only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm.

A total of four season dates for the always-popular super late models has been slated including the return of the World of Outlaws late model series to the track for the first time since 1988 on August 16. A slated return appearance in 2018 was lost to rain.

Other 2019 late model dates are March 22, March 29 and June 7 as part of the KRS Graphics Tri-Track Challenge.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will be featured on 10 occasions at the track in 2019 with the division kicking off action on April 26 running through September 20.

Returning to the track after a year away will be the USAC Silver Crown cars, coming up on Friday, June 14.

The mighty USAC Silver Crown machines will share the racing card with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

More USAC action at the track this season will include the USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints, taking part in their first-ever show at the track on April 5.

The World of Outlaws sprint cars again return to the track next season for a total of six events including the usual two-day May and July stands along with the two-day, 57th annual National Open on October 4 and 5.

Champion Racing Oil returns to sponsor the entire National Open weekend in 2019 as well as the Summer Nationals on July 26 and 27.

H & N Landscaping will present the World of Outlaws sprint cars at Williams Grove on May 17 and 18.

The All Star Circuit of Champions sprints will make two appearances at the track again in 2019.

All Stars action is slated for the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial on April 12 and again for the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s on August 23, paying $4,000 to win each event.

The United Racing Club 360 c.i. sprints have three dates inked on the 2019 schedule.

May 3 will find the oval taking part in the second running of The Battle At The Groves event, featuring Friday racing at Williams Grove and Saturday racing at Selinsgrove Speedway for both URC and the nationally popular ASCS 360 sprints.

Other divisions appearing on the 2019 schedule include the PASS IMCA 305 sprints and the super sportsman along with limited late models.

AMA Motorcycle racing returns to Williams Grove Speedway on September 7.

The AMA Motorcyle racing program will be an independently operated racing event at Williams Grove and Williams Grove season seats, season admission passes, gift certificates, parking passes, etc., will not be honored.

The 10-race Hoosier Diamond Series will again be staged at Williams Grove in 2019 with a champion of the series declared based on performances in select increased purse races during the year.

Also returng for another run in 2019 will be the lucrative Yellow Breeches 500 races, with each of five races paying $500 just to start.

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The Diamond Series will serve to honor two legendary Williams Grove car owners in 2019, with the Lynn Paxton tribute event slated for May 24 and the Keith Kauffman tribute planned for August 30.

The Pennsylvania Speedweek Series will visit Williams Grove Speedway for a pair of shows on June 28 and July 5.

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 2019 410 SPRINT CAR RACE DATES; MALL MOTORSPORTS SHOW WILL RUN FEB 24 - MARCH 1

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway officials are finalizing the 2019 schedule and expect to release the full lineup shortly after January 1. The popular 410 sprint cars will once again make a select few stops at the historic half-mile clay oval next season.

The speedway’s annual Ray Tilley Classic for the 410 sprint cars will be run at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The supporting division on this night will be announced soon.

Selinsgrove’s PA Speedweek show has been moved up to the first Sunday of the series on Sunday, June 30. The PASS 305 sprint cars will share the open wheel doubleheader at 7:30 p.m.

A former 410 sprint car date at the track is back in 2019 over the Labor Day holiday weekend on Sunday, Sept. 1. The United Late Model Series (ULMS) is also scheduled to compete at the track with the 410 sprint cars at 7 p.m.

The track’s crown jewel race, the 37th Annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open for the 410 sprint cars, will be showcased at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

The speedway’s annual Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall will run Sunday, Feb. 24 through Friday, March 1. Race teams can register their cars for the show after Jan. 1 by emailing publicrelations@selinsgrovespeedway.com.

The first race at Selinsgrove Speedway was held on July 20, 1946, and was won by Hall of Fame driver Bill Holland, who went on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500. Following a brief closure in the early 1960’s, the speedway reopened in 1963. The upcoming 2019 season will mark the 57th consecutive year of motorsports excitement on the Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing!

For a complete schedule when it is released, 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.

 

 

LUCAS OIL AMERICAN SPRINT CAR SERIES TO RETURN TO WILLIAMS GROVE & SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAYS IN 2019 FOR “BATTLE OF THE GROVES II” MAY 3 & 4! MAVTV Motorsports Network To Broadcast Weekend Races!

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Tour presented by Sawblade.com will return to Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway Friday, May 3, and Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday, May 4, in the “Battle of the Groves II” sponsored by Eleven Oaks Farm.

The MAVTV Motorsports Network announced it will include both races as part of its 2019 broadcast lineup of high-profile dirt track racing events!

Williams Grove Speedway, located in Mechanicsburg, Pa. will host the ASCS National Tour event in conjunction with the United Racing Club (URC) plus a complete program of 410 sprint car racing on Friday, May 3.

For the second year in a row, the ASCS National Tour will then head 60 miles north to Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., for another full-points show with the URC on Saturday, May 4. The limited late models will also be on the Selinsgrove racing card. Selinsgrove will tentatively use Sunday, May 5, as a rain date, if needed.

In the inaugural ASCS appearances at Williams Grove and Selinsgrove Speedways in 2018, the late Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove and Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove took the historic victories, respectively.

Sam Hafertepe Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, went on to clinch his third consecutive Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship. He scored seven A-main feature wins in doing so and is expected to return to the series next year to chase his fourth national title.

More details on the ASCS’s second annual northeast swing will be released soon. For additional information on the participating speedways, please visit williamsgrove.com and selinsgrovespeedway.com.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the ASCS Regional tours, log onto ascsracing.com. Make sure to like the American Sprint Car Series on Facebook at facebook.com/LucasOilASCS, follow Twitter at twitter.com/LucasOilASCS, and check out Instagram @LucasOilASCS.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON - 2019

GRANDVIEW MIDGET RACING HISTORY TO CARRY ON IN A BIG WAY. . . . . .

USAC MIDGETS JOIN THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON TUESDAY, JULY 30

BECHTELSVILLE, PA NOVEMBER 23, 2018. . . . . . .. It all started when Don Kreitz Sr. won the very first midget race sanctioned by UMRC at the Grandview Speedway on June 12, 1965.

Grandview Speedway is just the perfect venue for midgets with its’ high-banks and racy straightaways. For years, Grandview has thrilled many race fans with the excitement that only midgets can provide at the track on the hill. Some 228 events were presented at the primer one-third mile Berk’s County oval since that first event in 1965. Midget racing continued at Grandview Speedway through the years including some thrilling double-header Sunday night events presented by prominent Promoter Ed Darrell. The midgets last run at Grandview was part of a Thunder on the Hill event on May 24, 2015 when Tim Buckwalter earned win.

Through this long and rich history, the midgets competed at Grandview under several different sanctioning bodies. As the UMRC Midgets presented the first event, other sanctioning bodies included SMRC, AOM, ARDC and on two occasions, ARDC and USAC teamed up for a pair of events on the Hill. There were also two non-sanctioned midget races. ARDC was the dominant organization, sanctioning over one-hundred and eighty of two-hundred and twenty-eight events.

Joining Don Kreitz Sr on the midget win list from 1965 to 1969 were the likes of Dutch Schaeffer, Len Duncan, Johnny Coy, Tommy McAndrews and Earl Halaquist. But this list goes on to include almost every legend in midget racing. On two previous occasion, the USAC Midgets ran the hill with ARDC co-sanctioning the event. Rich Vogler took the win on July 3, 1988 as Russ Gamester scored the other win on July 2, 1989.

So the tradition will continue on Tuesday night, July 30 when Grandview Speedway opens the Eastern Swing of the P1 Insurance USAC National Midget Series. Time Trials and qualifying events will lead up to the 35 lap USAC Midget feature. Making this double-header even bigger, the NASCAR 358 Modifieds will be on the card racing in qualifying events and a 30 lap feature. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM. Some special pre-race activities will take place honoring the long and exciting history of the midgets at Grandview Speedway with special guests and restored race cars on hand.

Some of the 2018 stars of the P1 Insurance USAC National Midget Series include Logan Seavey, Brady Bacon, Chad Boat, Spencer Bayston, Tyler Courtney, Justin Grant, Tanner Carrick, Kevin Thomas, Jr, Zeb Wise and Ryan Robinson. Favorites from the 2018 Eastern USAC Midget roster include Alex Bright, Adam Pierson, Ryan Greth, Tommy Kunsman Jr., Ryan Wilson, Shawn Jackson and Steve Craig just to name a few. A star-studded field is expected for this return of the midgets to the “track on the hill” for the 30th Anniversary Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY- - MIDGET ALL TIME CAREER FEATURE WINNERS: 22 Leigh Earnshaw, 20 Bob Cicconi, 17 George Ferguson Jr., 13 Johnny Coy, 10 John Heydenreich, 9 Lenny Boyd, 9 Steve Buckwalter, 8 Hank Rogers Jr., 7 Jimmy Maguire, 7 Jim Hettinger, 7 Van May, 7 Ray Bull, 6 Nick Fornoro, 5 Duane Carter, 5 Dana Carter, 4 Jimmy Kirk, 4 Johnny Hubbard, 4 Midge Miller, 4 Lou Cicconi, 4 Tim Buckwalter, 3 Wayne Woodward, 3 Drew Fornoro, 3 Binky Lederer, 2 Jan Opperman, 2 Dub May, 2 Billy Hughes, 2 PJ Roberts, 2 Guy Cicconi, 2 Tim Dietz, 2 Andy Martin, 2 Billy Pauch Jr., 2 Alex Bright, Drivers with 1 win, Don Kreitz Sr., Dutch Schaeffer, Len Duncan, Tommy McAndrews, Earl Halaquist, Gene Bergen, Sonny Sanders, Ken Good, Dennis Schaeffer, Stevie Howard, Bruce Jones, Frank Holz, Chris Chrisman, Kim Ceasare, Sleepy Tripp, Ronnie Dunstan, Frank Fiore, Joe Lingle, Rich Vogler, Russ Gamester, Brett Mowrey, Walt Stearly, Marc Dailey, Jerry Coons Jr., Tracy Readinger, Nick Wean, Trevor Kobylarz, Brendan Bright, Steve Drevecki. 61 different drivers have won the 228 events. Most Consecutive Wins, 1975 Jim Hettinger 5 win in a row. Midget Statistics provided by Jeff Alhum.

Additional events on the 2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will be announced over the next few weeks.

2019 Dates

Tuesday, June 11 USAC Non-Wing Sprints & 358 Modifieds Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win!

Tuesday, July 2 PA Sprint Speed Week 410 Sprints $10,000 to win & 358 Modifieds

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets & 358 Modifieds

Thursday, August 22 All Star Sprints Smoke on the Hill Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds

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

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

 

 

Sunshine Seeks Turkey Night Loot

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 21, 2018) – Tyler Courtney already has the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car championship to his credit in 2018.

Now, “Sunshine” will make a run for the ARP $50,000 “Turkey Night” bonus at California’s Ventura Raceway on Wednesday and Thursday.

Courtney will take the wheel of the Steve Watt No. 81 for the USAC West Coast Sprint Car portion of the event on Wednesday and Thursday before finishing out the USAC National Midget campaign aboard the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc entry in Thursday’s 78th running of the “Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix”.

Any driver that can pick off Thursday night wins in both the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars and the USAC National Midgets will pick up an extra $50,000.

It would be a nice addition to a season that already includes an impressive 14 overall wins.

“Sunshine” enters the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” portion sitting fifth in USAC National Midget points after Saturday’s “November Classic” at Bakersfield Speedway.

After a heat race win, Courtney’s luck soured with a 22nd-place to finish out the Bakersfield evening.

Courtney looks to bounce right back with a strong “Turkey Night” outing on Wednesday and Thursday.

2018 Quick Stats:

Overall: 73 races, 14 wins, 45 top-fives, 55 top-tens.

Sprint Cars: 47 races, 12 wins, 34 top-fives, 41 top-tens.

Midgets: 21 races, 2 wins, 9 top-fives, 12 top-tens.

Silver Crown: 5 races, 2 top-fives, 2 top-tens.

Up Next: “Turkey Night” at California’s Ventura Raceway on Wednesday and Thursday including USAC National Midgets “Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix” (Thursday) and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars (Wednesday and Thursday). For those unable to attend in person, live PPV is available at https://www.speedshifttv.com/.

Keep Track: Keep track of Tyler Courtney’s on-track action including schedule and results at www.tylercourtney.com.

If you would like Tyler Courtney Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON AT GRANDVIEW IN 2019, HERE’S AN EARLY LOOK AT SOME SPECIAL EVENTS. . . .

$10,000 TO WIN FOR USAC & 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK, USAC MIDGETS TO OPEN SWING AT GRANDVIEW, MODIFIED SURPRISE STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (November 21, 2018) – What began in August of 1990 -- when Steve Smith parked his Black Bandit #19 in the Grandview Speedway victory lane -- has grown over three decades to become the region’s most anticipated series of events, and next year, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series turns 30.

To commemorate this historic milestone, Thunder on the Hill and Grandview Speedway along with series partners, teams, drivers and fans will join together in a season-long 30th Anniversary celebration that will include cornerstone Thunder events, as well as, added bonuses and surprises.

“Almost thirty years ago, Dave Kelly along with Bruce Rogers and myself, laid a foundation that today supports some of the region’s most prominent auto racing events,” said Series Promoter Bob Miller. “The story of Thunder on the Hill over the past three decades is fascinating, and one that I relish the opportunity to share. It’s also a story that wouldn’t be complete without the support of our loyal racing fans.

“With our regular events secured and new events on the agenda, it will be a year-long celebration for everyone to enjoy – plus, we still have a few more surprises up our sleeves.”

A pair of $10,000-to-win races highlight two of Thunder’s premier events. The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series competes on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 for the Jesse Hockett Classic and the 410 Sprint Cars join on Tuesday, July 2 for PA Speedweek – with both events offering a staggering $10K to the winner.

New-for-2019, the USAC National Midget Series hit the Bechtelsville high banks on Tuesday, July 30 while the All-Star Circuit of Champions return on Thursday, August 22.

All four of these shows will be coupled with Modified action for a string of exciting double top division events.

More events will be announced as plans are solidified.

Since 1990, NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has held 132 racing events and paid out over $4.6 million dollars to nearly every major racing series and division. What started as a one race effort has taken numerous turns and transitions to develop into what the series is today. And thirty years later, the series continues to attract the largest attendance numbers for short track racing events presented in the region.

The list of main event Thunder on the Hill feature winners is staggering and talent-filled to say the least.

Thirty years later, drivers and race teams alike have a Thunder on the Hill win on their “to do” list. Billy Pauch, winner of eleven Thunder on the Hill sprint car wins tried year after year to win a Thunder on the Hill modified feature, that win finally came in 2018. Ryan Watt also kicked the jinx and found the Thunder victory lane in the October 2018 event.

Thunder on the Hill 410 Sprint Car Feature winners; 11 wins Billy Pauch, 10 Lance Dewease, 9 Greg Hodnett, 9 Fred Rahmer, 4 Keith Kauffman, 4 Steve Kinser, 3 Tyler Walker, 2 Cris Eash, 2 Jesse Hockett, 2 Levi Jones, 2 Jeff Shepard, 2 Steve Smith, 2 Bryan Clauson, 2 Brady Bacon, 2 Kyle Larson, 1 Bill Brian Jr., 1 Daron Clayton, 1 Alan Cole, 1 Danny Dietrich, 1 Bobby East, 1 Jac Haudenschild, 1 Chad Kemenah, 1 Mark Kinser, 1 Mike Kerby, 1 Don Kreitz Jr., 1 Danny Lasoski, 1 Brian Leppo, 1 Johnny Mackison, 1 Daryn Pittman, 1 Tim Schaffer, 1 Donny Schatz, 1 Todd Shaffer, 1 Chase Stockon, 1 Sammy Swindell, 1 Bobby Weaver, 1 Stevie Smith, 1 Dale Blaney, 1 Freddie Rahmer Jr., 1 Aaron Reutzel.

Thunder on the Hill Modified Feature winners include: 13 wins Jeff Strunk, 11 Duane Howard, 6 Craig VonDohren, 5 Brett Hearn, 4 Doug Manmiller , 3 MeMe DeSantis, 2 Jimmy Horton, 2 Tim McCreadie, 2 Frank Cozze, 2 Billy Decker, 2 Mike Gular, 2 Rick Laubach, 2 Matt Sheppard, 2 Billy Pauch Jr., 2 Ryan Godown, 1 Glenn Strunk, 1 Rick Schaffer, 1 Tom Mayberry, 1 Keith Brightbill, 1 Kevin Hirthler, 1 Kenny Gilmore, 1 Tom Umbenhauer, 1 Tim Fuller, 1 Stewart Friesen, 1 Danny Johnson, 1 Brett Kressley and winning their first Modified Thunder on the Hill win in 2018, Billy Pauch and Ryan Watt.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2018 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.


About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

2019 Schedule Takes Shape; USAC Midgets Coming To Kutztown's Action Track USA In July

Kutztown, PA (November 18) - For the third consecutive year, the season opener at Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds will occur on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12. And, while fans eagerly anticipate every event at the progressively banked, ultra-competitive clay oval, there is one date on the upcoming calendar's slate of races that will certainly be circled by fans and competitors alike.

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the cars and stars of the P1 Insurance USAC National Midget Championship series will visit the Berks County race place for the very first time. While a few of United States Auto Club's hot shoes such as Brady Bacon and Kevin Thomas Jr. have competed at Kutztown in SpeedSTRs and 600 Sprints, this will be the inaugural appearance by the mighty Midgets at Championship Energy Action Track USA. The Hyper Racing 600 Sprints will join the USAC National Midgets for this blockbuster show on the 31st.

Action Track USA will run Sundays until its younger fans are out of school in June. On June 12th the track goes back to its traditional Wednesday schedule and will remain there through the end of the season in August.

After the Mother's Day opener, the 2019 campaign continues full bore, with the 7th Annual Dick Tobias Classic taking a new date of Sunday, May 19. Once again, the 75-lapper for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs will pay a hefty $5,000 to win.

June 12 will be the first Wednesday night event, and it will be designated as USAC Night and play host to the Flyin' Farmer 40 for the SpeedSTRs.

The following Wednesday, June 19, will be highlighted by another first-time event at Championship Energy Action Track USA. The 600 Sprints will compete WITH WINGS on that night. It will be a non-point event and the winner could pocket $700 (with Gambler's Fee). A winged race for the 600's was inked for the Tuesday of last year's Kutztown Fair, but that race was rained out. With interest in a winged event running high, co-promoters Rich Tobias and Doug Rose have penciled it in for June 19 of the new season.

The Ronnie Tobias Memorial returns in '19 and it will be held on July 10; the first race after the mid-summer break.

As in previous years, the weekly divisions will include the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, the Hyper Racing 600 Sprints, and the All Star Slingshots. There are also six dates booked for the Junior Slingshots.

More information will be released in the coming weeks as additional details are worked out and the remainder of the schedule is confirmed. But one thing is clear...2019 will be another clay-spraying, excitement packed season of thrills and high speed adventure at Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds!

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

The Only Place To See Super Sprints And Super Lates Every Saturday Night

Port Royal Celebrates Champions At Annual Awards Banquet, Names Oval Sportsmanship Awards In Greg Hodnett’s Honor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11/17/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway officials, drivers and teams gathered Saturday night November 17 for the oval’s annual awards banquet, held this season at the Moose Family Center in Lewistown.

Feted were the five speedway champions along with the top 10 in points from all divisions.

All champions received beautiful engraved watches courtesy of Foss Jewelers of Lewistown as well as personalized jackets courtesy of Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic.

Logan Wagner of Harrisonville took home top honors in the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprint car division for what was his first oval track title.

Aboard the Zemco No. 1 sprinter, Wagner notched two wins on the season plus 18 additional top 10 finishes to secure the title with an average feature finish of ninth.

Finishing second in points, the late Greg Hodnett was declared the 2018 Sportsmanship Award winner.

Oval officials announced upon bestowment of the award that henceforth all division sportsman would be the recipients of the Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award with the yearly laurels being dedicated in his honor.

Apollo’s AJ Flick received the Most Improved Award in the 410 sprints having secured his first ever oval victory on September 1st. Flick was the 2017 Rookie of the Year.

Tyler Reeser was named the 410 sprint Rookie of the Year after also notching his first oval win in 2018 in his first full rookie season.

Danville’s Jeff Rine accepted accolades for his first ever track title in the River Valley Builder’s super late model class.

Rine scored five wins at the track in 2018 plus nine additional top 10 finishes to put up an average feature finish of fourth for the title.

Rine now has a Port Royal fairgrounds title to go on his wall along with an even dozen at the Selinsgrove fairgrounds speedway and five at the Bedford fairgrounds speedway.

Coming home fourth in 2018 Port Royal late model points, Andy Haus was recognized as the 2018 Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge Series champion as a representative of Port Royal on the perpetual trophy.

After finishing 14th in 2017 season points, Maryland’s Chad Myers took home Most Improved honors in late models with a 2018 point finish of seventh.

Jerry Bard was the 2018 super late model Rookie of the Year.

Dylan Yoder, who ended the year second in late model points by just 10 markers received the Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award.

Massachusetts’s driver Kyle Smith was applauded as the 2018 Creasy Signs 305 Sprint Car Series titlist at the track.

Smith ended the season with an average feature finish of fourth and a pair of wins.

Drew Ritchey, who was third in series points, received the Hodnett Sportsmanship Award.

Derick Garman won his first ever Port Royal title in the Gray’s Insurance econo late model class, ending the year with an average feature finish of third and a pair of victories.

Devin Hart was the econo late model Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award winner.

Perennial track champion Bill Powell walked away with his fourth Juniata Junction xtreme stock division title after four wins and an average feature finish of second.

Powell also owns three previous track titles in the now defunct pro stock class.

Josh Bender was the Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award recipient.


For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 17, 2018

 

MONTIETH CLAIMS SEVENTH TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS;

Troy Wagaman, Jr. earns first Lincoln title in 358 sprints

 

YORK, PA, 11/17/18 - Lincoln Speedway track champions were recognized and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 17th. The top ten finishers in the season-long point series for both sprint car divisions were recognized and special awards were distributed in the annual awards banquet, which officially closed the 2018 racing season.

 

MONTIETH WINS SIX EN ROUTE TO SEVENTH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

Phoenixville’s Brian Montieth rode the strength of a division-leading six wins that included 14 top-five finishes in 21 races in 2018 to claim his seventh Lincoln Speedway track title.

 

Coming off the heels of his sixth track title in 2017, Montieth started the defense of his title with a dismal 11th place finish in the season-opening Ice Breaker 30, followed by a fourth place finish in the next race. But in the third race of the season Montieth found his championship winning form.

 

Montieth chased down former two-time track champ, pole-sitter, and race-long leader Alan Krimes on the final lap to make another one of his trademark “Edge of your seat” passes for the lead and win for the 56th of his career at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway. In victory lane that afternoon Montieth summed up his thoughts of the season ahead, “It’s going to be a long season I think for [the competition] because we might tear some stuff up, but it’s going to be fun.”

 

The fun continued for Montieth as the next time out he captured the big $5,000-to-win Sprint Spring Championship for his 57th career Lincoln win. And with the win Montieth once again rewrote the record books as he took over fifth place on the Lincoln Speedway all-time win list, surpassing the legendary three-time track champion Bobby Abel.

 

From there his assault continued as he picked up the $6,900-to-win 15th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial in May, followed by a pair of wins in August to up his overall Lincoln win count to 60. Then on September 1st Montieth was declared the winner of the 2nd Annual Bob Leiby Memorial for his 6th win of the year, clinching his seventh track title over the past 11 years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018).

That final win of 2018 gave Montieth 61 career wins at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway, setting the stage for 2019 as he sets his sights on possibly an eighth track title, and quite possibly fourth place on the all-time win list as he now trails the legendary Kenny Weld who sits in fourth place with 73 career wins.

Overall Montieth’s seventh track title only trails Fred Rahmer (11 track championships) and the elder Steve Smith (9 track championships). Montieth’s title also earned Scott Zellers Lincoln’s mechanic of-the-year award.

After finishing third in points in 2017, 2018 Most Improved Driver Award winner Chad Trout got a lot of attention out of the gate this year by starting out the season with his first career win in the prestigious Ice Breaker 30. Though it was his only win at Lincoln in 2018, Trout rode a wave of consistency during the course of the season by posting four top-five and 12 top-10 finishes en route to an impressive second place finish in the final standings behind Montieth. Trout proved his team not only had a driver capable of winning, but a car capable of winning as he set fast time in time trials during the second Pennsylvania Speedweek show at Lincoln that saw NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson second in time trials that same night, followed by perennial fast timer Lucas Wolfe in third.

 

The only driver to win more than one track title during the past 11-year run of Brian Montieth was 2014 and 2016  track champ Alan Krimes who ended up third in points when the season came to an end. Krimes had once again amassed a division-leading 17 top-10 finishes along with eight top-fives to cap off yet another successful season at Lincoln.

 

Jim Siegel, a driver who has become a familiar name year-in and year-out at the top of the year-long point series battles, completed yet another fourth place run in the final tally. Siegel has earned three fourth place runs, a pair of thirds, coupled with a single ninth place finish over the past six years, giving him an average of a 4.5 final point finish over the past six years. In 2018 Siegel recorded his 14th career win on June 9th, a night that ended a six-week long battle with Mother Nature that saw cancelations for every show during the entire month of May. Siegel ended up accumulating four top-five and 12 top-10 finishes en route to his second consecutive fourth place finish in the final point standings.

 

Completing the top-five in points was Cory Haas who failed to register a win in 2018, but garnered six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes en route to yet another top finish in the final point run-down.

 

Freddie Rahmer kept his name in the headlines as he picked up 3 wins en route to a sixth place finish in the final standings. Of those three wins, none were bigger than on July 19th when he beat the best  in winning the $10,000-to-win World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln. Along with those three wins, Rahmer picked up nine top-five and 14 top-10 finishes as well along the way, gaining him the respect of all as a potential winner each night he was in competition at Lincoln.

 

Completing the top-10 in points were; 7th place Brandon Rahmer (1 top-5/9 top-10), 8th place Tim Glatfelter (1 win, 4 top-5/8 top-10), 9th place Glenndon Forsythe (2 top-5/8 top-10) and was also was voted the 2018 Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award winner, and 10th place Kyle Moody (5 top-5/13 top-10).

 

Of note, Tim Glatfelter’s win came in the 2018 season finale which ended a nine-year wait for his second career win after registering his first career win on May 9, 2009.

 

Brett Michalski culminated his inaugural season in competition at Lincoln with a respectable 11th place finish in the final points, and earning him the 2018 Rookie of the Year Award.

 

Lincoln’s second winningest driver of 2018 was Danny Dietrich who picked up five wins over the course of a season that saw him travel many nights to other area tracks. Those wins included back-to-back Pennsylvania Speedweek victories and the National Fallen Firefighters Night Brandon Little Memorial. Those wins also vaulted him past Lance Dewease and Cris Esh into seventh place on the Lincoln All-time win list with 43 career wins and counting.

 

In all there were 10 different winners over the 21 races held in 2018.  In addition to those mentioned above, Chase Dietz picked up his third career win, while Anthony Macri picked up his second career win. First-time Lincoln winners included Carson Macedo in All Star action and Tyler Esh.

 

2018 SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (410 Sprints)

Super Sprint Champion – Brian Montieth

Mechanic of the Year – Scott Zellers

Rookie of the Year – Brett Michalski

Most Improved Driver – Chad Trout

Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award – Glenndon Forsythe

 

2018 410 Sprint Points & Statistics

FINAL as of 10/13/2018

 

Driver

Points

 

1

Brian Montieth

6300

 

2

Chad Trout

5910

 

3

Alan Krimes

5870

 

4

Jim Siegel

5810

 

5

Cory Haas

5615

 

6

Freddie Rahmer

5585

 

7

Brandon Rahmer

5560

 

8

Tim Glatfelter

5375

 

9

Glenndon Forsythe

5130

 

10

Kyle Moody

4950

 

11

Brett Michalski

4385

 

12

Scott Fisher

4385

 

13

Anthony Macri

4095

 

14

Danny Dietrich

3520

 

15

Landon Myers

3385

 

16

Lucas Wolfe

3270

 

17

Cole Young

3260

 

18

Gerard McIntyre, Jr.

3160

 

19

Tyler Ross

3005

 

20

Chase Dietz

2635

 

 

 

TROY WAGAMAN, JR. CLAIMS FIRST-EVER LINCOLN SPEEDWAY KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

On July 7th Troy Wagaman, Jr. won one of the biggest races of the year for the 358 sprints at Lincoln Speedway. A little bit of good fortune helped Wagaman register the win in the special 25-lap $1,500-to-win K1 RaceGear 358 Sprint Summer Series feature. The win was Wagamans’ first of 2018 at Lincoln, and the second of his career. It also vaulted him atop the point standings.

 

From that night forward, Wagaman then drove strong and consistent, over the remaining nine races, earning him the Most Improved Driver Award. He registered a division-leading eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes en route to his first-ever track title. That division-leading consistency separated Wagaman from the other 358 sprint competitors as he never relinquished the top spot the remainder of the season in a field of cars that only saw two repeat winners over the course of 16 events in 2018.

 

Matt Findley fought with Wagaman down to the final race of the season in the battle for the track title, but came up 170 points short when the dust settled. Findley’s runner-up season saw him pick up his first career win along with three top-five, and 10 top-10 finishes.

 

Brett Shearer also was one of the other 14 drivers to register a win at Lincoln in 2018 and finished third in the final standings. Along the way he picked up five top-five and 6 top-10 finishes to go along with along with his lone win.

 

Dylan Norris had a special rookie year at Lincoln in 358 sprint competition as he recorded his first career Lincoln Speedway 358 sprint win in the final show of 2018. That win, coupled with a pair of top-five, and six top-10 finishes earned Norris the 2018 Rookie of the Award.

 

Ashley Cappetta once again had a solid, consistent season by finishing fifth in the final standings on the heels of her career-best four top-five and seven top-10 finishes.

 

Tyler Walton was one of two drivers to register two wins on the year to finish sixth at season’s end in the ultra-competitive 358 sprint division in 2018. Along with his career first and second career wins were three top-five and eight top-10 finishes along the way.

 

Cody Fletcher record three top-five and nine-top finishes en route to a seventh place finish and picked up the Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award.

 

Steve Wilbur recorded his first career Lincoln 358 sprint win and ended up in eighth position at season’s end.

 

Jeff Halligan showed great promise to start the year by winning the season opening race for the 358 sprints and then his second four races later. Bad luck on the track set him back along the way, relinquishing the top spot in the point battle to eventual champion Wagaman in July. He fought hard the  rest of the way and salvaged a hard-fought ninth place in the end.

 

Kody Hartlaub completed the top-10 in points.

 

Other winners in 2018 were first time winners Chris Frank and Dave Brown, along with single race winners CJ Tracy, Doug Hammaker, Tyler Ross and Wyatt Hinkle.

 

All told, there were 14 different winners in 16 events.

 

2018 SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (358 Sprints)

358 Sprint Champion – Troy Wagaman, Jr.

Rookie of the Year – Dylan Norris

Most Improved Driver – Troy Wagaman, Jr.

Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award – Cody Fletcher

 

2018 358 Sprint Points & Statistics

FINAL as of 10/13/2018

 

Driver

Points

 

1.

Troy Wagaman, Jr.

4555

 

2.

Matt Findley

4385

 

3.

Brent Shearer

4285

 

4.

Dylan Norris

4170

 

5.

Ashley Cappetta

4030

 

6.

Tyler Walton

3945

 

7.

Cody Fletcher

3880

 

8.

Steve Wilbur

3755

 

9.

Jeff Halligan

3650

 

10.

Kody Hartlaub

3490

 

11.

Zach Allman

3445

 

12.

Wyatt Hinkle

3295

 

13.

Kyle Denmyer

3085

 

14.

Alyson Dietz

3050

 

15.

Brie Hershey

3040

 

16.

Tyler Ross

2915

 

17.

Dave Brown

2435

 

18.

Dalton Dietrich

2100

 

19.

Trey Hivner

2070

 

20.

Chase Dietz

2015

 

 

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY AWARDS BANQUET HONORED YEAR’S
TOP PERFORMING RACE TEAMS SATURDAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway & Raceway Park closed out the #WideOpen2018 season Saturday evening, Nov. 10, with the awards banquet at the historic Genetti Hotel in Williamsport for about 250 guests representing the 360 sprint car, super late model, pro stock, roadrunner, and go kart divisions.

This year’s top performing drivers received trophies, jackets, commemorative championship rings sponsored by Foss Jewelers, and shared a $25,000-plus point fund.

Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., clinched his second straight Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint car track championship with 12 top five finishes including two feature wins at Selinsgrove. He entered all 15 races and competed in 14 feature events. Franek held off three-time winner and former two-time champion Jason Shultz of Carlisle, who finished runner up for the third consecutive season, for the title.

In the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models, second generation racer Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon recorded his first career track championship at Selinsgrove with nine top five finishes including four feature wins plus a limited late model victory at the track. He became the division’s 23rd different champion in 56 years.

Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove clinched his second career A&A Auto Stores pro stock title with 15 top five finishes including five feature wins. Bachman’s first title occurred 15 years ago in 2003.

Keith Bissinger of Orangeville scored his sixth career Collier Paving & Construction/A&A Auto Stores roadrunner title with eight top five finishes including two feature wins.

Nyle Berkes of Milton clinched the 358 sprint car challenge series title.

Rookie of the Year awards went to Ryan Linder of Phoenix, Ariz., (sprint cars); Randy Christine of Manchester (late models); and Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek (roadrunners). There were no rookies in the pro stock division this season.

Nathan Long of Selinsgrove received the Joe Whitcomb Memorial Sportsman of the Year award.

The 2018 Selinsgrove Raceway Park go kart champions were Wyatt Chalker (kid karts), Liam Barton (rookies I cage), Garrett Leitzel (rookies II cage), Sophia Peters (rookies I), Brooklynn Peters (rookies II) Pat Romig (adult cage animal), Chase Keister (jr. cage), Kobe Benner (clone 375s), Bradyn Auman (jr. restricted), Mariah Romig (adult cage flat), Steve Kerstetter (mediums), Justin Wise (extra heavies), Brandyn Burkholder (flat 350s), Kruz Kepner (senior clone cage), Kobe Benner (clone 340s, clone 375s), Colton Guiher (red clone cage), Tanner Brown (PA wing karts), Mark Longenecker (predator), Joe Slautterback (open karts), and Jade Glass (red clones).

Members of the speedway management team announced all the divisions will be returning for weekly Friday night go kart racing at Selinsgrove Raceway Park and weekly Saturday night sprint car and stock car competition at Selinsgrove Speedway next season.

Off-season improvements include new guardrail, lighting, and tentative plans for more screened clay for the track, weather permitting.

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

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

The Only Place To See Super Sprints And Super Lates Every Saturday Night

2019 Port Royal Season Admission Passes And Seats Go On Sale November 5

11/4/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Season admission passes and seats for the 2019 racing season at Port Royal Speedway go on sale Monday, November 5.

Rates for season general and pit admission passes remain unchanged for the 2019 season.

General admission season passes for all speedway events are again available at a cost of just $400, which does include admission to all fairweek races in 2019.

Season pit passes are being offered at a price of $500 each.

Just as the last several seasons, all season admission passes and season seats are only good for circle-track auto racing events again in 2019 at Port Royal Speedway. Any other grandstand events such as tractor pulls and demolition derbies are not included.

Season seats for all 2019 racing events being planned are on sale as well, at a cost of $60 each.

For current seat owners, the deadline for renewing season seats for the 2019 season at Port Royal Speedway is February 1, 2019.

Following the February 1, 2019 renewal deadline, any seats not renewed will be offered for sale.

All other seats go on sale to the general public on November 5.

Orders for passes and seats may be placed by phone during normal business hours by contacting the speedway office at 717.527.2303.

Orders for 2019 season passes and seats may also be submitted by mail by sending a check or money order made payable to Port Royal Speedway, to: Port Royal Speedway, 308 W. Eighth Street, Port Royal, PA, 17082.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

PRS 2018 – Racing Through A New Decade With A New Attitude!

Port Royal Speedway

The Only Place To See Super Sprints And Super Lates Every Saturday Night

Donny Schatz Wins Port Royal World Of Outlaws $51,000 Tuscarora 50

Brian Brown Becomes Fastest Man In Oval History With Sub 15-Second Lap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10/28/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Donny Schatz scored the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 51st annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway early Sunday evening after wrestling the lead away from Brad Sweet for the $51,000-plus payday.

Earlier in the afternoon program, Grain Valley Missouri’s Brian Brown became the fastest man in the history of Port Royal Speedway by turning in a new track record in time trials that produced a lap time of 14.868 seconds, a speed of 120.581 mph.

Brown picked up $500 for his fast time efforts courtesy of sprintcarunlimited.com.

In total, seven different drivers turned in qualifying laps under the old track record of 15.011 seconds set in April of 2017.

Logan Schuchart became the first-ever driver in history to circle the track in the 14-second bracket, posting a lap of 14.905 seconds.

Others that followed aside from Brown included Carson Macedo, TJ Stutts, Logan Wagner, Jacob Allen and Brock Zearfoss.

Much like the afternoon qualifying heat races, the Tuscarora 50 itself was riddled with caution flags and stoppages.

Sweet could lead on the first lap of the main event before the red flag appeared for a horrifying, high-flying first turn crash involving Tim Shaffer and Logan Wagner.

When Shaffer lost his right rear wheel entering the corner, 2018 track champion Wagner launched over it and consequently vaulted straight up in the air, actually flipping over backwards while nearly leaving the track out over the high second turn tin fence.

Luckily, there were no serious injuries.

Sweet restarted with polesitter Lucas Wolfe giving chase followed by Shane Stewart and fifth starter Schatz.

Logan Schuchart coasted to a stop on the sixth lap just after Schatz got around Stewart for third.

The restart saw Wolfe attempt to steal control but Sweet was able to handle the challenge and he began chasing the rear of the field under green flag conditions.

Sweet had just entered lapped traffic on the 15th tour when Sheldon Haudenschild slowed on the track, again forcing a yellow flag.

Wolfe tried again on the restart but only one more lap was recorded before Steve Buckwalter came up with a right rear flag tire. And then under the yellow flag pace laps, more cars came up with right rear flat tires including fifth place runner Danny Dietrich.

Numerous caution laps to that point coupled with the cool air temperatures and a surface conducive to producing high horsepower then began to cause drivers to run out of fuel with just 21-laps completed, forcing officials to go red on the event in order to allow for refueling some four laps shy of the scheduled halfway stoppage.

For the restart, Sweet had Wolfe, Schatz, Stewart and Giovannie Scelzi in tow with 17th starter David Gravel up to sixth.

Schatz went to work on the restart, driving right by Wolfe for second in the first corner before setting his sights on Sweet and the top money.

It took until lap 31 for Schatz to run down the leader and then take the lead with a low side move in the first and second turns with 18 laps to go.

Shortly after lap 32 was scored however, another caution flag bunched the field, this time for a stopped Scelzi.

Sweet proved little contest on the restart and instead Wolfe raced with him for second and finally got the spot with 12 laps to go.

Buckwalter came up with another flat tire, again bunching the field with eight laps to go and on the restart, 16th starter Freddie Rahmer bolted into third before a final yellow with seven laps to go.

Rahmer may have had the car to contend with late in the race had another restart developed as the Salfordville speedster drove by Wolfe for second with five laps to go.

But by that time, Schatz was cruising away out in front to pick up his third career oval checkers, worth a total of $51,513 including lap money.

Rahmer rode home second by 4.408 seconds with 23rd starter Daryn Pittman coming home third while collecting the $500 Bob Bergstresser Hard Charger Award.

Sweet, who garnered $937in lap money faded to fourth with Gravel ending up fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Wolfe, Dietrich, Stewart, Brian Brown and Jason Sides.

Six heat races went to Schatz, Giovanni Scelzi, Wolfe, Dietrich, Stewart and Sweet.

Spencer Bayston scored the C Main and Ian Madsen won the B Main.

Logan Wagner won the Lucas Snyder Tough Luck award and Mike Wagner earned the 20th annual Will Gamble Determination Award for being the first non-qualifier that was a Port Royal regular.

The day’s events took a toll on several teams and sidelined several pre-race favorites during qualifying action including flip victims Lance Dewease, Brent Marks and Spencer Bayston while mechanical difficulties took out Aaron Reutzel and TJ Stutts.

The make-up date for the Tuscarora 50 was the latest in the season in the history of the 51-year old prestigious event and it was the first time ever that the race was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

Feature Finish

10/28/18

410 Sprints, 50 laps: 1. Donny Schatz, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Daryn Pittman, 4. Brad Sweet, 5. David Gravel, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Danny Dietrich, 8. Shane Stewart, 9. Brian Brown, 10. Jason Sides, 11. Ian Madsen, 12. Jim Siegel, 13. Dylan Cisney, 14. Carson Macedo, 15. TJ Stutts, 16. Steve Buckwalter, 17. Brock Zearfoss, 18. Giovanni Scelzi, 19. Dominic Scelzi, 20. Tyler Reeser, 21. Anthony Macri, 22. Sheldon Haudenschild, 23. Logan Schuchart, 24. Tim Shaffer, 25. Logan Wagner

DNQ: Trey Starks, Kerry Madsen, Justin Henderson, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Jacob Allen, Cory Eliason, Kraig Kinser, Brent Shearer, Cale Conley, Dave Blaney, Spencer Bayston, Mike Wagner, Brian Montieth, Ryan Smith, Cory Haas, Greg Wilson, Kyle Reinhardt, Anthony Fiore, Kody Lehman, Troy Fraker, Joe Kata III., Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, Robbie Kendall, Lance Dewease, Jared Esh

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

The Only Place To See Super Sprints And Super Lates Every Saturday Night

World Of Outlaws Invade Port Royal For Two-Day Stand This Week – Oct. 26 & 27,

Saturday Tuscarora 50 Pays $51,000 To Win With $107,000 Purse Offered!

Dewease, Rahmer and Schatz favorites entering first two-day oval WoO show in history

10/21/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – A two-day stand by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series is coming up this Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 at Port Royal Speedway, culminating with the running of the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 paying $51,000 to win on Saturday night.

The event will be the first two-day stand by the outlaws at the track in history and banner fields of the best in the sprint car business are set to assemble and collide for bragging rights in both programs.

Friday night will feature the Nittany Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws and Posse cars and stars in a 30-lap affair paying $8,000 to the winner.

Friday action begins at 7 pm with gates opening at 4 pm.

And then the Saturday Tuscarora 50, presented by Ramsey’s Garage & Car Wash of Mifflintown as well as Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall, will conclude the 2018 racing season at Port Royal Speedway in the biggest way possible, boasting a one-day sprint car purse worth over $107,000.

Saturday action is slated for 5 pm with gates opening at 1 pm.

A Sunday, October 28 raindate is in effect if needed.

Both shows will be sprints only programs.

Last year, Lance Dewease won the 50th annual Tuscarora 50 to score his unprecedented sixth career win in the storied history of the track marquee event for sprint cars.

And Dewease will be leading the Pennsylvania Posse into this year's Port Royal outlaws stand and Saturday's Tuscarora 50.

The Fayetteville driver owns four wins at the track this season as part of his even dozen 2018 season victories.

Dewease became the winningest driver in the history of the 50 when he claimed his fifth event title in 2016.

But the T50 win by Dewease in 2017 set up his car owner Don Kreitz Jr. and his No. 69K to break another record in 2018.

With the win last year, Kreitz became a five-time Tuscarora 50 car owner champion, which ties him with Al Hamilton and Bob Weikert on the event all time car owner win list.

Kreitz took 50 wins as a driver/owner in 1993, 1999 and in 2013 before becoming solely an owner for Dewease’s wins in 2016 and 2017.

Hamilton’s No. 77 took wins in 1971 with Smokey Snellbaker, in 1996, 1997 and 2000 with Fred Rahmer and with Dewease in 2002.

Weikert saw his No. 29 score a win with Kenny Weld in 1973 followed by four in a row with Doug Wolfgang at the wheel in 1984, 1985,1986 and in 1987.

Thus, if Dewease is able to best the stellar field for Kreitz again on Saturday night, Kreitz would go out front as the winningest car owner in Tuscarora 50 history.

Freddie Rahmer, who has won the last two sprint car races held at Port Royal Speedway, should also be a top local contender when action begins this weekend.

Rahmer has already beaten the outlaws travelers once this season.

The outlaws will be led into Port Royal this week by perennial series favorite and titlist Donny Schatz, who just scored his 20th win of the 2018 outlaws campaign on October 20 at Dodge City, Kansas.

The outlaws band will bring nine-time 2018 winner and Knoxville Nationals Champion Brad Sweet back to Port Royal this weekend along with nine-time winner and former Port Royal regular Daryn Pittman and three-time winning former track regular Brent Marks.

Other winners on the tour this season include Logan Schuchart, Shane Stewart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Rico Abreu, Cory Eliason, Kerry Madsen, Aaron Reutzel, Giovanni Scelzi, Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell.

Schatz is the defending outlaws winner at the track after taking his second career oval win last October.

Adult general admission for Friday’s show is set at $30 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at $20. Reserved seat admission for Friday is $35 for ALL ages.

Saturday adult general admission is $35 with students again set at $20 while reserved seat admission for ALL ages is $40.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

The Only Place To See Super Sprints And Super Lates Every Saturday Night

Port Royal Has Open Wheel Madness III Oct. 20 With 410, 305 & URC 360 Sprints

Super Sprints To Race In World Of Outlaws Tune Up Event Paying 4K To Win

10/14/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Open Wheel Madness III for the season is on tap this Saturday, October 20 at 4 pm when the track hosts a World of Outlaws Tune Up event for the 410 sprints, along with the final point show of the season for the Creasy Signs 305 sprints and a special for the URC Sprints paying $2,000 to win.

Gates for the late season special will open at 1 pm with action slated for 4 pm.

The 410 sprints will race in preparation for next weekend’s two-day World of Outlaws invasion including the October 27 51st annual Tuscarora 50 paying $51,000 to win.

The super sprint cars will compete in time trials, heats, dashes and a 27-lap main paying $4,000 to win with double file restarts used throughout the night.

The feature will be 27 laps in tribute to and honor of the late Greg Hodnett.

The 305 sprint cars will be racing in their final show of the season at the track while also establishing just who will win the 2018 track title for the division.

After seven races to date this year, Massachusetts’s driver Kyle Smith leads the oval standings by just five points over Zach Newlin of Millerstown.

Newlin recently won the overall PASS title for the 305s.

The URC Sprints will likely bring a strong contingent of 360-powered sprint cars to compete for the $2,000 top prize.

With just three point races remaining in the 2018 URC season including this week’s Port Royal show, Josh Weller of Mertztown is the current point leader over Curt Michael.

Port Royal Speedway’s season will climax next week, October 26 and 27 when the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series invades for a two-day stand.

Friday’s program features the outlaws in the Nittany Showdown paying $8,000 to win while Saturday will feature the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 paying $51,000 to win out of a total purse worth more than $107,000.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

PRS 2018 – Racing Through A New Decade With A New Attitude!

Port Royal Speedway

The Only Place To See Super Sprints And Super Lates Every Saturday Night

Four Cash Awards To Be Offered At Oct. 27 Port Royal Tuscarora 50

10/14/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Four special awards are in line to be handed out at the upcoming October 27, 51st annual $51,000 to win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

The total of all four awards is worth a minimum of $1,700, thanks to Jeremy Elliott of Sprintcarunlimited.com and fans Jason Bergstresser, Jon Snyder and the Will Gamble family.

Elliott will present $500 as the Sprintcarunlimited.com Fast Time Award to the overall fast qualifier in Saturday’s prestigious 51st annual event, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series.

In memory of his late father Bob Bergstresser, Jason Bergstresser of Lewistown will offer a minimum of $500 as the Tuscarora 50 Hard Charger Award.

Jon Snyder of Dauphin will offer the Tuscarora 50 Lucas Snyder Tough Luck Award to the final finisher in the main event worth a minimum of $200, in honor of his late son.

And for the 20th year in a row, the family and friends of the late Will Gamble of Port Royal will present the Will Gamble Determination Award, this year amounting to $500.

Following the determination of all feature starters in the T50 including any provisionals, the highest non-qualifying Port Royal regular will receive the Gamble award.

Presented by Ramsey’s Garage & Car Wash of Mifflintown as well as Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall, the track marquee Tuscarora 50 event will conclude the 2018 racing season at Port Royal Speedway..

Port Royal Speedway’s season will climax October 26 and 27 when the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series invades for a two-day stand.

Friday’s program features the outlaws in the Nittany Showdown paying $8,000 to win while Saturday will feature the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 paying $51,000 to win out of a total purse worth more than $107,000.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

Pre-Tuscarora 50 Hodnett Benefit Auction Slated For Oct. 27 At 1pm

A special benefit auction of racing memorabilia and racecar equipment will take place on Saturday, October 27 at 1 pm, prior to the running of the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway.

All proceeds from the benefit auction will go to Sherry Hodnett, the widow of Greg Hodnett.

The auction will take place in the speedway commercial building, beginning at 1 pm, rain or shine.

Among the items already on the auction block are Kyle Larson autographed NASCAR side panels, along with wing panels from Brad Sweet’s World of Outlaws sprint car. Car parts from the Greg Hodnett-driven No. 27 sprint car will also be up for grabs along with photographs, jack stands and many more items.

A collection of items from off of the World of Outlaws tour has been gathered for the auction.

A special corn hole tournament benefiting Sherry Hodnett will also be held in the commercial building on October 27, getting underway at approximately 10 am.

 

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 2018 FINALE

30TH ANNUAL HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE

UPCOMING:

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 (6 PM – 12:30 AM) - 2018 LINCOLN SPEEDWAY AWARDS BANQUET

Saturday, February 23, 2019 (2 PM) - 2018 SEASON OPENER - 410 Sprints (only) Gates open at noon

TIM GLATFELTER RECORDS SECOND CAREER LINCOLN WIN IN 2018 SEASON FINALE;

Dylan Norris and Chris Frank Record Career Firsts in 358 Sprints; Troy Wagaman, Jr. Clinches 2018 Lincoln Speedway 358 Sprint Track Championship

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 10/13/2018 – Lincoln Speedway closed out it’s 2018 season Saturday afternoon with a remarkable racing program which saw: Two drivers claim first-ever wins at the Pigeon Hills oval; A driver pick-up his second-career Lincoln win after a nine-year winless drought; and another driver crowned a champion. And all this under sunny, but chilly, Autumn skies for the running of the 30th Annual Hank Gentzler Memorial/Pancho’s Manufacturers Appreciation race.

Just another day of racing at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

Spring Grove’s Tim Glatfelter was a rookie 410 sprint driver in 2009. As an up and coming micro-sprint racer, Glatfelter took the leap into the marque 410 division that year and accomplished a rare feat by picking up his first career 410 win on May 9th that same year.

But then weeks went by, that turned into years without another win. Glatfelter was close on several occasions, but fell just short of getting that second career win. Slowly the memory of that jubilant victory lane wing dance under the lights in 2009 was fading. Then in 2016 his business partner, crew chief, and father, Christopher Glatfelter passed away.

But Tim continued, as many racers do, week-in, and week-out, against all odds, to win. Then Saturday afternoon during Lincoln Speedway’s 2018 season finale, Glatfelter’s fading memory of 2009 was replaced with a new one.

“They say the first one (win) is the hardest, but damn it took us a long time to get number two,” said Glatfelter emphatically in victory lane. following a rousing wing dance in celebration of his elusive second career win. “We do it for fun, yet take it very seriously each time out and we finally got one.”

“And of course my dad is not here for this one,” said Glatfelter with a quiver in his voice. “But he was with me the whole time today.”

Starting third in the 25-lap feature, Glatfelter raced behind front row starters and early leaders Dylan Cisney and Glenndon Forsythe for the first 11 laps of the 25-lap feature.

A caution on the 12th lap bunched the field back together after the daytime racing surface had allowed Cisney and Forsythe to pull away in lapped traffic.

On the restart Forsythe pulled a dramatic slider on race-long leader Cisney exiting the fourth turn and emerged the leader as they completed the 12th lap.

Glatfelter knew it was now or never as they raced for the lead. That battle between Forsythe and Cisney for the lead opened the door momentarily for Glatfelter and he wasted no time to take advantage of it. The Spring Grove racer shot by both Cisney and Forsythe into the lead on the 13th lap.

“I felt like I was better than (Forsythe), but I just couldn’t get by him,” explained Glatfelter. “He would come down coming off the corner, which he had to do…but I felt if I could get by him I could run with Cisney because he was running the top.”

“We had a good drive off the bottom and when they got to racing each other it killed there momentum.”

Glatfelter had the lead. But the entire second half the race was ahead of him and five-time 2018 winner Danny Dietrich was closing fast.

Dietrich had passed Cisney for third on the 13th lap and quickly got by Forsythe for second a lap later. A caution for debris on the 16th lap put Dietrich on Glatfelter’s bumper.

Glatfelter stayed glued to the bottom on the restart and held Dietrich at bay. The final caution waved on the 19th lap. Glatfelter had Dietrich and Cisney lurking right behind him and only six laps stood between him and victory lane.

Glatfelter decided at that moment that if he was going to be passed those final laps, it would have to be on the high side. On the restart Glatfelter drove to the bottom and ran the inside line perfectly those final five laps.

“I knew Danny (Dietrich) was probably pretty good on the top and we weren’t good enough to run up there,” reflected Glatfelter. “I figured that if he was going to pass me from the top maybe I could get some speed built back up and drive back by him…but until he got by me I wasn’t going to change my line.”

Then after nine years, five months, and five days of trying, Glatfelter drove under the checkered flag for the second time in his 410 sprint career a winner. That fading memory of his first career win was replaced with a new one as he celebrated with another wing dance amid the cheers of an approving grandstand crowd.

“These guys that help me are as good, if not better, as any paid team out there,” said Glatfelter emphatically. “Every time we come here we never have a part fall off the car, we have no mechanical issues, yet only have one of everything you see on the car here.”

“They do a hell of a job,” he continued. “My engine has over 800 laps on it after today’s race and we usually have over 30 people in our pit every night, and probably pay half the purse”

“We were going to go to Susky (BAPS Motor Speedway) tonight, but, I think we’re going to go and have a little fun instead!”

“We’ve also got to thank Pancho, Hank, his wife, for everything they do to make this Manufacturers race deal happen every year. We really appreciate everything that is donated and use everything that we can that is awarded to us.”

Dietrich settled for a hard earned second-place finish after coming from his ninth starting on the tricky daytime racing surface. Cisney and Forsythe settled for third and fourth respectively. 11th-starting Lucas Wolfe quietly drove home with a fifth place finish when the dust had settled.

Completing the top-10 in the season finale were Alan Krimes, T.J. Stutts, Tim Wagaman, 15th-starting Freddie Rahmer, and Justin Whittall.

2018 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint Champion Brian Montieth was not at Lincoln for the finale due to the death of a close family member.

Heats for the 28 410 Sprinters were won by Glatfelter, Stutts, and Joe Kata, with Kyle Moody winning the consolation.

Heading into the season finale the 2018 Kreizer Aluminum Wheel 358 Sprint Champion had yet to be decided. The Make-up 358 Sprint Bob Leiby Memorial feature and a regularly scheduled 358 sprint finale would settle it all.

When the make-up Leiby Memorial feature took the green to start the afternoon’s racing program, all the drama for the 358 championship ended as Troy Wagaman, Jr. clinched the title by virtue of the points awarded for starting the feature. So the remaining 358 sprint program was for bragging rights and pride.

Enter 358 sprint racer Dylan Norris.

At 15 years old, Norris cannot legally drive to the races he competes in. Saturday afternoon on a tricky daytime racing surface everyone saw that the lack of a drivers license has no bearing on his performance on the racetrack.

In the make-up feature Norris drove from his fourth starting spot to pass race-leading Alyson Dietz on the 11th lap and pulled away the final nine laps to record his first career Lincoln Speedway 358 Sprint win.

Later in the afternoon in the regularly scheduled 20-lap 358 sprint feature that would officially close out the 2018 racing season Norris sat on the pole and had a shot at making history by recording not only his first, but his second career Lincoln win in the same day.

Unfortunately Norris yielded the lead to outside front row starter Chris Frank at the drop of the green and ran second the entire distance and watched Frank record his first career Lincoln Speedway 358 sprint victory. Just as he had done earlier in the day.

At 15 years old Norris had recorded a win, and second place finish. All in the same afternoon.

For Frank, he too recorded his first career Lincoln Speedway 358 sprint win, and a fourth-place finish.

Not a bad afternoon for the future stars of sprint car racing.

Norris and Frank were not the only 358 sprint drivers to get the fans attention.

The first 358 sprint feature saw Frank lead the first two laps before soon-to-be 20 year old (10/19) female racer Alyson Dietz took the lead and held on to the top spot until Norris took over on the 11th lap to eventually race to his inaugural Lincoln win. But Dietz raced strong the remainder of the way to record an impressive second place finish.

In the 358 sprint finale Dietz started third and again raced strong ending up with a fourth place finish behind fellow female racer Ashley Cappetta while Frank recorded his first win with Norris trailing him at the checkered.

Troy Wagaman, Jr., by virtue of just starting the first 358 Sprint feature, clinched his first-ever Lincoln Speedway track championship. He too had a strong run and finished third. Then Wagaman, with the track championship already in his pocket, decided to leave early and forgo the 358 sprint finale to compete elsewhere the same night.

Following Norris, Dietz, Wagaman, and Frank in the make-up 358 sprint feature was Steve Wilbur in fifth place. Completing the top-10 were Kevin Nouse, Cody Fletcher, Kyle Denmyer, Matt Findley, and Tyler Walton.

In the second and final 358 sprint feature of 2018, Frank, Norris, Cappetta, and Dietz were followed by Cody Fletcher in fifth place. Rounding out the top-10 in the finale were Glenndon Forsythe, Brie Hershey, Matt Findley, Gregg Foster, and Zach Eucalano.

Heats for the 28 358 Sprinters were won by Rodney Westhafer, Nouse, and Brent Shearer.

This race closed out the 2018 racing season at Lincoln Speedway. The 2018 Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 17th (6 PM-12:30 AM) will cap off the the season to honor the champions, top-10 in points, and give away the annual special awards in celebration of another successful season.

Promoters Don Leiby and Alan Kreitzer have announced that opening day for the 2019 season will be on Saturday, February 23rd. Gates will open at noon with 410 sprint car racing to begin at 2:00 p.m. So the countdown begins, 140 days, to the begin the 67th chapter of racing at the historic “Fabulous Lincoln Speedway”!

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 race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, October 13, 2018

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 2018 FINALE

30TH ANNUAL HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE

Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter ($3,200); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 11-T.J. Stutts; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 10. 67-Justin Whittall; 11. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 12. 1X-Chad Trout; 13. 35-Tyler Esh; 14. 58-Jim Siegel; 15. 16-Matt Campbell; 16. 10K-Joe Kata III; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNF); 20. 7K-Dan Shetler (DNF); 21. 39-Cory Haas (DNF); 22. 11P-Greg Plank (DNF); 23. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 24. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF). No Time.

Lap Leaders – Dylan Cisney (1-11), Glenndon Forsythe (12), Tim Glatfelter (13-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 11P-Greg Plank. Time – 2:36.409

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 11T-TJ Stuts; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler; 7. 3B-Randy Baughman; 8. 17N-Cole Young; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 10-Joe Kata, III; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 67-Justin Whitall; 4. 58-Jim Siegel; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 11X-Brie Hershey; 9. 23-Todd Zinn; 10. 33-Jarad Esh (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 99M-Kyle Moody; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 3B-Randy Baughman; 4. 73B-Brett Michalski; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 11X-Brie Hershey; 7. 17-Cole Young; 8. 23-Todd Zinn; 9. 33-Jared Esh; 10. 11P-Greg Plank. Time - 2:47.880

Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints:

Make-up 358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 50-Alyson Dietz; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 59-Steve Wilbur; 6. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 14T-Tyler Walton; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 12-Brent Shearer; 13. 717-Brie Hershey; 14. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 15. 5A-Zachary Allman; 16. 13S-Jon Stewart (DNF); 17. 80-Rodney Westhafer (DNF); 18. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); DNS – 12B-Mike Bittinger, 119-Chandler Leiby, 14C-Dave Carlberg, 21-CJ Tracy, 7-Trey Hivner, 5-Travis Scott, 38-Brett Strickler. No Time

Lap Leaders - Chris Frank (1-4), Alyson Dietz (5-10), Dylan Norris (11-20)

Regularly Scheduled 358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 00-Chris Frank; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 50-Alyson Dietz; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 97-Brie Hershey; 8. 28-Matt Findley; 9. 32-Gregg Foster; 10. 10-Zach Eucalano; 11. 77K-Steven Kissamere; 12. 13S-Jon Stewart; 13. 3-Jeff Paulus; 14. 2D-Aaron Spahr (DNF); 15. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF); 16. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF); 17. 59-Steve Wilbur (DNF); 18. 80-Rodney Westhafer (DNF); 19. 1J-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 20. 5A-Zachary Allman (DNF); 21. 12-Brent Shearer (DNF); 22. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); DNS – 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr., 51N-Nick Palmerino. No Time

Lap Leaders – Chris Frank (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 80-Rodney Westhafer; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 50-Alyson Dietz; 5. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 59-Steve Wilbur; 9. 2D-Aaron Spahr (DNF); 10. 34-Mark Van Vorst (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 32-Gregg Foster; 6. 3-Jeff Paulus; 7. 13S-Jon Stewart; DNS – 51-Nick Palmerino, 4R-Doug Hammaker. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 14-Tyler Walton; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 5. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 10-Zach Eucalano; 7. 77K-Steven Kissamere; DNS – 12B-Mike Bittinger. Time – 2:53.28

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES CONCLUDES TWENTY-NINTH SEASON, SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW. . . .

RYAN WATT OVERCOMES A TRAFFIC JAM TO WIN THUNDER FIRST; WHITMOYER AND SMITH CLAIM SPORTSMAN AND SPRINT CAR WINS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 13, 2018) – It was a chilling fall night of racing when Boyertown, PA’s Ryan Watt scored the victory in the twenty-first running of the Modified Traffic Jam, the season finale of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events at Grandview Speedway Saturday night. Watt has been haunted from winning a Thunder show for years, so how appropriate that his first win came in the Halloween House of Thunder event. Craig Whitmoyer and Kyle Smith claimed victories in the Sportsman and MASS Sprint Car Series events, as part of the thrilling three-division show.

“I can’t believe we won, I’ve tried to win a Thunder on the Hill Race so many times -- I finished second at the August race, and I’m glad to get one of these Thunder wins finally," an ecstatic Watt said in victory lane while surrounded by family, friends and crew members. His first win earned him $5,000 in a very lucrative payoff that offered $1,000 to finish tenth and $500 just to start the feature event.

Forty-six modifieds attempted to qualify for the big event and it was Ryan Watt who rolled off second in the 24-car starting line-up, alongside 2018 Grandview Speedway Modified Champion, Mike Gular. Watt won the drag race down the front stretch taking the top spot despite strong attempts from Gular. Battling for the lead, the top two dueled side-by-side for the initial stage of the race, followed by Frank Cozze and Kenny Gilmore.

Meanwhile, Craig VonDohren charged forward from an eighth-place start into the fifth position on lap 4, leading a train that included Jared Umbenhauer and Doug Manmiller.

The lead pack closed in on lapped cars by the tenth circuit, and the aptly named ‘Traffic Jam’ bunched the field with multiple two and three-wide battles. Relief came after a close call for the leaders when two cars tangled directly in front of them.

“Lapped Cars made things tricky tonight,” Watt said in victory lane. “You never know which way anyone is going to go and when they are side-by-side, it gets tricky.”

Opting for the outside lane on the restart, Watt left the door open for Gular, who pulled alongside challenging for the top spot. Jared Umbenhauer charged into the third on the restart and swapped the second position with Gular just two laps later.

Ryan Watt pulled away in the later stages of the 40-lap event, weaving in and out of slow traffic and maintaining the top spot as laps clicked off.

It was all Watt as the checkered flag waved, Mike Gular finished in second – holding off a late race charge from Jared Umbenhauer, who settled for third. Craig VonDohren finished in fourth, and Doug Manmiller finished in the fifth position.

Craig Whitmoyer claimed the victory in the 25-lap Sportsman event – his 13th Grandview Speedway victory. Mike Lisowski started on the outside pole and led the early stages of the race– but Lisowski was forced pitside on lap 15 when officials discovered missing right front lugnuts on his No. 15 machine. Brad Grim inherited the lead on the restart and lost the lead to Whitmoyer after a three-car battle for the top spot that also included Kevin Hirthler. A lap 22 yellow slowed the field for the final time and Whitmoyer engaged in a three-car race to the finish with just three circuits remaining. Whitmoyer held on for the win with Grim and Hirthler settling for second and third, respectively. Dean Bachman finished in fourth, and Kyle Kania finished in the fifth position.

Kyle Smith of Great Barrington, Massachusetts picked up the victory in the 25-lap Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Series event, holding off Jeff Geiges and a slew of late race caution flags. Geiges of Hamilton, NJ took the early lead and led the initial eleven circuits before a lap 11 yellow slowed the field. With a double-file restart, Geiges opted to restart on the top side opening the door for Smith, who powered down the front stretch overtaking the top spot. Geiges slid inside Smith but couldn’t stick the attempted slide job. Geiges would settle for second, Ryan Stillwaggon finished in third, Jon Haegele coming home in fourth and Tyler Reinhardt rounding out the top 5 finishers.

For more information about NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series visit www.thundeornthehillracingseries.com

Thunder Notes

- 46 Modifieds, 21 Sportsman, and 24 Sprint Cars competed in the 2018 Thunder Series finale.

- Fans of all ages dressed in costume as part of the House of Thunder Halloween parade – judges selected the best-dressed children and rewarded them with prizes.

- Plans are currently in the works for 2019 racing season and the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 30th Anniversary of events.

October 13, 2018 Race Results

Modifieds

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Grim 2. Kenny Gilmore 3. Mike Gular 4. Don Norris, Jr. 5. Richie Pratt, Jr.

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Kyle Merkel 2. Doug Manmiller 3. Jared Umbenhauer 4. Meme DeSantis 5. Eric Biehn

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Steve Swinehart 2. Ryan Lilick 3. Frank Cozze 4. Kevin Hirthler 5. Craig Whitmoyer

Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Craig VonDohren 2. Ryan Watt 3. Rick Laubach 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Danny Bouc

Consi 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Ray Swinehart 2. Frank Yankowski

Consi 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Chris Esposito 2. Brett Gilmore

Feature (40 Laps) – 1. Ryan Watt 2. Mike Gular 3. Jared Umbenhauer 4. Craig VonDohren 5. Doug Manmiller 6. Frank Cozze 7. Kevin Hirthler 8. Rick Laubach 9. Jeff Strunk 10. Ryan Grim 11. Kenny Gilmore 12. Danny Bouc 13. Ryan Lilick 14. Ray Swinehart 15. Richie Pratt, Jr. 16. Don Norris, Jr. 17. Chris Esposito 18. Meme DeSantis 19. Kyle Merkel 20. Craig Whitmoyer 21. Frank Yankowski 22. Brett Gilmore 23. Steve Swinehart 24. Eric Biehn

DNQ: Matt Stangle, John Willman, Ryan Godown, Justin Grim, Ryan Beltz, Billy Osmun, Jason Miller, Aleah Geisler, Scott Albert, Gary Hager, Steve Young, Louden Reimert, Brian Hirthler, Mark Kratz, Brandon Grosso, Bobby Gunther Walsh, David Hunt, Ron Myers, Brian Houseknecht

Sportsman

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Kyle Kania 2. Brad Grim 3. Mike Lisowski 4. Nathan Mohr 5. Dean Bachman 6. Derrick Smith

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Kevin Hirthler 2. Craig Whitmoyer 3. Brian Hirthler 4. Joseph Brown 5. Kenny Bock 6. BJ Joly

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Craig Whitmoyer 2. Brad Grim 3. Kevin Hirthler 4. Dean Bachman 5. Kyle Kania 6. Joseph Brown 7. Mike Mammana 8. Derrick Smith 9. Kenny Bock 10. Andy Clemmer 11. Ray Cost 12. Scott Kohler 13. Dylan Swinehart 14. Mike Lisowski 15. Nico Flammer 16. Nathan Mohr 17. Brad Arnold 18. Lex Shive 19. BJ Joly

MASS Sprint Car Series

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Jeff Geiges 2. Tom Carberry 3. Ryan Stillwagon 4. Rick Stief 5. Zack Burd 6. Dominic Melair 7. Devin Adams 8. Craig Pelligrini

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Larry McVay 2. Jon Haegele 3. Dave Brown 4. Tyler Reinhardt 5. Eddie Wagner 6. Scott Frack 7. Kassidy Kreitz 8. Ian Detweiler

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Mike Haggenbottom 2. Kyle Smith 3. Austin Bishop 4. Joe Kay 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Bobby Scherff 7. Chad Connor 8. Daniel Leaper

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Kyle Smith 2. Jeff Geiges 3. Ryan Stillwaggon 4. Jon Haegele 5. Tyler Reinhardt 6. Scott Frack 7. Tim Tanner Jr. 8. Joe Kay 9. Devin Adams 10. Larry McVay 11. Dave Brown 12. Kassidy Kreitz 13. Craig Pellegrini 14. Dominic Melair 15. Daniel Leaper 16. Chad Connor 17. Tom Carberry 18. Bobby Scherff 19. Eddie Wagner 20. Zack Burd 21. Rick Stief 22. Austin Bishop 23. Mike Haggenbottom

 

 

TIM GLATFELTER, DYLAN NORRIS, CHRIS FRANK WINNERS - TROY WAGAMAN CHAMPION
Lincoln Speedway·Saturday, October 13, 2018

QUICK RESULTS - STORY TOMORROW
RACE RESULTS
Saturday, October 13, 2018
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 2018 FINALE
30TH ANNUAL HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter ($3,200); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 11-T.J. Stutts; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 10. 67-Justin Whittall; 11. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 12. 1X-Chad Trout; 13. 35-Tyler Esh; 14. 58-Jim Siegel; 15. 16-Matt Campbell; 16. 10K-Joe Kata III; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNF); 20. 7K-Dan Shetler (DNF); 21. 39-Cory Haas (DNF); 22. 11P-Greg Plank (DNF); 23. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 24. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF). No Time.
Lap Leaders – Dylan Cisney (1-11), Glenndon Forsythe (12), Tim Glatfelter (13-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 11P-Greg Plank. Time – 2:36.409
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 11T-TJ Stuts; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler; 7. 3B-Randy Baughman; 8. 17N-Cole Young; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 10-Joe Kata, III; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 67-Justin Whitall; 4. 58-Jim Siegel; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 11X-Brie Hershey; 9. 23-Todd Zinn; 10. 33-Jarad Esh (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 99M-Kyle Moody; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 3B-Randy Baughman; 4. 73B-Brett Michalski; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 11X-Brie Hershey; 7. 17-Cole Young; 8. 23-Todd Zinn; 9. 33-Jared Esh; 10. 11P-Greg Plank. Time - 2:47.880
Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints:
Make-up 358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 50-Alyson Dietz; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 59-Steve Wilbur; 6. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 14T-Tyler Walton; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 12-Brent Shearer; 13. 717-Brie Hershey; 14. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 15. 5A-Zachary Allman; 16. 13S-Jon Stewart (DNF); 17. 80-Rodney Westhafer (DNF); 18. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); DNS – 12B-Mike Bittinger, 119-Chandler Leiby, 14C-Dave Carlberg, 21-CJ Tracy, 7-Trey Hivner, 5-Travis Scott, 38-Brett Strickler. No Time
Lap Leaders - Chris Frank (1-4), Alyson Dietz (5-10), Dylan Norris (11-20)
Regularly Scheduled 358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 00-Chris Frank; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 50-Alyson Dietz; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 97-Brie Hershey; 8. 28-Matt Findley; 9. 32-Gregg Foster; 10. 10-Zach Eucalano; 11. 77K-Steven Kissamere; 12. 13S-Jon Stewart; 13. 3-Jeff Paulus; 14. 2D-Aaron Spahr (DNF); 15. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF); 16. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF); 17. 59-Steve Wilbur (DNF); 18. 80-Rodney Westhafer (DNF); 19. 1J-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 20. 5A-Zachary Allman (DNF); 21. 12-Brent Shearer (DNF); 22. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); DNS – 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr., 51N-Nick Palmerino. No Time
Lap Leaders – Chris Frank (1-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 80-Rodney Westhafer; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 50-Alyson Dietz; 5. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 59-Steve Wilbur; 9. 2D-Aaron Spahr (DNF); 10. 34-Mark Van Vorst (DNF). No Time
358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 32-Gregg Foster; 6. 3-Jeff Paulus; 7. 13S-Jon Stewart; DNS – 51-Nick Palmerino, 4R-Doug Hammaker. No Time
358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 14-Tyler Walton; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 5. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 10-Zach Eucalano; 7. 77K-Steven Kissamere; DNS – 12B-Mike Bittinger. Tim

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

The Only Place To See Super Sprints And Super Lates Every Saturday Night

Rahmer And Watt Win Port Royal Speed Showcase Mains For Sprints & Modifieds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10/12/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Freddie Rahmer and Ryan Watt won the Speed Showcase main events for 410 sprints and Short Track Super Series modifieds on Friday night at Port Royal Speedway.

For Rahmer, the win was his second in a row, worth $4,000, after he also took The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 in September.

Watt, of Boyertown, started 10th in the 40-lap Speed Showcase for the STSS modifieds but waited until two laps to go in the main to drive into the lead.

Duane Howard led the first 16 laps of the race before exchanging the top spot with Dave VanHorn before VanHorn took the spot and held it on the 18th tour.

But sixth starter Brandon Grosso, who had fallen backward at the start, was circling the track on the high side and steadily moving to the front and had VanHorn in his sights.

He rode around the outside of VanHorn on the 21st lap to gain control and appeared headed to a victory but as his line kept getting higher around the speedway, Watt was closing in after motoring into second.

Watt used the middle lane to run down Grosso by lap 37 and the pair battled for two laps before Watt was finally scored the leader.

Grosso drove into the outside first and second turn fence as he tried to preserve the lead on the 39th lap and that allowed Watt to drive by uncontested.

And then just after getting the lead, a fifth caution flag slowed the pace, giving Grosso new life.

But Grosso failed to mount a bid on the restart, instead again clouting the outside fence in the first and second turns before dropping to fourth thanks to the contact.

VanHorn rode home second, .878 seconds behind winner Watt.

Duane Howard was third followed by Grosso and Craig VonDohren.

Sixth through 10th went to Billy Pauch, Mike Gulard, Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Bouc and Ryan Godown.

Heats for the 36 modifieds went to Howard, VonDohren, VanHorn and Jimmy Horton with Jeff Strunk scoring the last chance race.

Rahmer earned the pole for the 25-lap sprint car main with Lance Dewease starting in second and Rahmer got a good jump on Dewease as the start to get control.

Rahmer was running up on the backmarkers with Dewease in tow on the fifth lap when Dewease suddenly slowed and withdrew from the event, handing second spot over to Danny Dietrich.

In traffic, sixth starter Anthony Macri was closing on Dietrich and he was able to sneak by Deitrich for the spot on the ninth tour.

The only caution flag of the race unfurled on the 10th tour for a stopped Lucas Wolfe.

Macri kept Rahmer in his sights on the restart and when Rahmer again entered traffic with nine laps to go, Macri began gaining ground for the lead.

During the final five laps, Rahmer was forced to drop off of his top lane to get through traffic, allowing Macri to close even more along with a rebounding Dietrich.

Dietrich muscled by Macri to reclaim second with three laps to go and mount a bid for the win.

As the front pair crossed under the white flag for the final lap, Dietrich was nose to tail with Rahmer but as he set the car into the first corner, Dietrich nailed the outside wall, giving up his chance at the win.

And the contact then allowed Macri to close enough over the final half lap to steal the runner-up spot back into his clutches just before the finish.

Rahmer took the victory by 1.350 seconds over Macri with Dietrich finishing third followed by Logan Wagner and Dylan Cisney.

Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Trey Starks, Cory Haas, Tyler Reeser and Ryan Taylor.

Heats went to Justin Barger, Dietrich and Cisney.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

Feature Finishes

10/12/18

410 Sprints, 25 laps: 1. Freddie Rahmer, 2. Anthony Macri, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Logan Wagner, 5. Dylan Cisney, 6. TJ Stutts, 7. Trey Starks, 8. Cory Haas, 9. Tyler Reeser, 10. Ryan Taylor, 11. Steve Buckwalter, 12. Jim Siegel, 13. Mike Wagner, 14. Justin Whittal, 15. Justin Barger, 16. Joey Hershey, 17. Adrian Shaffer, 18. Kyle Moody, 19. David Franek, 20. Kody Lehman, 21. Greg Plank, 22. Lucas Wolfe, 23. Jared Esh, 24. Lance Dewease

DNS: Ryan Smith

Modified feature, 40 laps: 1. Ryan Watt, 2. David VanHorn, 3. Duane Howard, 4. Brandon Grosso, 5. Craig VonDohren, 6. Billy Pauch, 7. Mike Gulard, 8. Billy Pauch Jr., 9. Danny Bouc, 10. Ryan Godown, 11. Justin Wright, 12. Jeff Strunk, 13. James Sweeting, 14. Rick Laubach, 15. Mike Mahaney, 16. Ryan Krachun, 17. Neal Williams, 18. Matt Hawkins, 19. Robert Dutton, 20. Andy Bachetti, 21. Jordan Watson, 22. Brett Kressley, 23. Billy Van Pelt, 24. Roger Manning, 25. Jimmy Horton, 26. Jim Britt

DNQ: Kevin Sockriter, Rick Regalski, Patrick Emerling, Colt Harris, Randy Chronister, Brian Hitz, Matt Stangle, Richie Pratt, Ryan Anderson, Anthony Perrego

 

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 13

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 8, 2018) . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill finale will take place at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, October 13. A Spooktacular event returns to the "haunted hill" with the 21st running of the Modified Traffic Jam, a 40 lap feature event paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth-place and $500 to start the twenty-four car starting field for all who pre-enter. The Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars will also be a part of this Triple Thunder Thriller event with pit gates opening at 2:30 PM, general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM with the green flag falling on heat race qualifying at 6 PM.

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 13, then general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

This haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration will spotlight the Modified Traffic JAM -- a race rich in history, starting back in 1998. Freedom 76er winner Duane Howard is a pre-entry along with Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Billy Pauch, Ryan Godown, Billy Pauch Jr and Ryan Watt. In 2018, Watt has enjoyed an outstanding season but is still in search of the magic to win a Thunder on the Hill modified event. Watt has been close, but is still looking for that first Thunder win.

A special rules package is offered as a 'treat' to the region's competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules, and details is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com<http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com>

There is no entry fee but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on 'the hill.' The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman - competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

'Joe the Pizza Dude' will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when 'The Pizza Dude' comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway
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: Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 29 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 131 events, over $4.5 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 56th Anniversary season in 2018. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

The Only Place To See Super Sprints And Super Lates Every Saturday Night

Port Royal Ready For Friday Night Speed Showcase October 12

Short Track Super Series Big & Small Block Mods AND 410 Sprints Featured

10/7/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will return to action this Friday night, October 12 at 7 pm with a rare Friday night show, with the Speed Showcase featuring the return of mighty modifieds to the track for the first time in some 30 years along with a 410 sprint car special.

The Short Track Super Series for big and small block mods will invade the track on Friday night, matching up some of the best drivers in both classes, all in one big show offering a $5,000 to win 40-lap feature event.

Overall winners on the STSS to date this season have been Stewart Friesen, 2, Sprakers, NY; along with one-time winners Ryan Watt of Boyertown, Jeff Strunk of Bechtelsville, Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, NY, and Jerry Higbie of Newburgh, NY.

The Port Royal event for the mods will be the next to last point race on the 2018 south region STSS schedule.

Sheppard enters the Port Royal race as the south region point leader over Watt, Dave Van Horn Jr., Craig Von Dohren and Ryan Godown.

Small block modified competition was once conducted weekly at the track for a short two-year span in 1986 and 1987.

The 410 sprint cars will compete in a 25-lap, $4,000 to win feature event on Friday night.

The sprint cars will compete in a dual heat format with passing points used to line up the main event.

The exciting event continues the slate of October racing at the historic Port Royal oval that ends on October 26 and 27 with the two-day World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series highlighted by the running of the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 paying $51,000 to win on Saturday night.

Adult general admission for the October 12 racing program is set at $25 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $15.

The Speed Showcase program carries a raindate of Sunday, October 14 at 4 pm.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

Wolfe, Hodnett/Heffner & Nouse Named Williams Grove Track Champions

Other special awards announced

10/6/18

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway closed its 2018 season on Friday night, October 5 by crowning champions in the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car division and handing out special awards.

Lucas Wolfe garnered the 2018 driver track championship aboard the Mike Barshinger No. 24.

Wolfe scored the season ending sprint car feature on Friday night and also won the season lidlifter at the track on March 11. He also took a win in June.

The title is a first for the Mechanicsburg pilot as well as for Barshinger.

On the owner side of the equation, No. 27 car owner Mike Heffner was declared the champion owner and in accepting the laurels, Heffner formally requested that the track record the title under the name Greg Hodnett/Heffner Racing, in honor of Hodnett, who piloted the car until his untimely death in late September.

Hodnett/Heffner mechanic Ryan Hand was named Mechanic Of The Year.

Greg Hodnett himself won the 2018 Sportsmanship Award, which was accepted by his wife Sherry.

Chad Trout was voted Most Improved Driver and Mallie Shuster was voted Rookie Of The Year.

The 2018 Diamond Series title was won by Lance Dewease after his win in a make-up main run on Friday night.

The night began with Hodnett listed as the Diamond Series point leader up to that point.

The Diamond title was the third of Dewease’s career at the track, having also taken titles in 2002 and in 2011.

Kevin Nouse was recently crowned the 2018 HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint titlist at the track.

Rookie Of The Year laurels in 358s went to Gregg Foster.

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.

 

 

Ready For Green: World Series of Dirt Racing Debuts This Weekend at Selinsgrove Speedway

Myerstown, PA (October 8) - With a successful formula that produces large car counts, big crowds, and spectacular racing at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., race organizers Rich Tobias and Doug Rose are now embarking on a new venture. It's a huge undertaking, and it is ready to green on October 12, 13, & 14 at Selinsgrove Speedway and Selinsgrove Raceway Park.

It's the inaugural World Series of Dirt Racing; a ten-division extravaganza featuring almost every type of racecar that competes on clay. More than $100,000 will be paid out over the three-days of motorized mayhem, and those dollars are enticing many of the biggest names in the region's dirt track world to enter the first-of-its-kind event in Selinsgrove.

Tobias says the entries include both Billy Pauch Sr. and Billy Jr., as they team up for the Wayne Subaru World Series 100 for USAC SpeedSTRs, presented by BusinessLinkPrint.com. Cousins Steve and Tim Buckwalter have also entered the 100-lapper that pays $10,000 to the winner, and so has 410 Sprint Car standout Lucas Wolfe. Tom Mayberry, Anthony Perrego, and Ohio's Matt Westfall are just a few of the other wheel-twisters who will vie for the big prize in SpeedSTRs on Saturday, October 13.

Tobias' list of entries for the Super Late Model portion of the World Series include newly crowned Selinsgrove point champion Bryan Bernheisel along with his dad, Jim. Joining them will be Dan Stone, Jeff Rine, Andy Haus, and many more from the Super Late Model division.

The 360 and 410 Sprint Car divisions boast entries such as Freddie and Brandon Rahmer, Mark Smith, Blaine Heimbach, Lucas Wolfe, Steve Buckwalter, Tyler Ross, and this year's 360 Sprint Car Champion at Selinsgrove, Davie Franek.

The popular and growing 602 Modifieds will be racing on Sunday, the 14th, and their entry list is dotted with names like Steve Hicks, Craig Whitmoyer, Dakota Kohler, Eric Korman, and Chris Jenkins.

Additional entries are filing in on a daily basis for every class on the three-day docket of high speed adventure. Move-in day is slated for Thursday, October 11, when gates open for hauler and camper parking at 1:00 p.m. Early race car inspection begins at 2:00 p.m.

On Friday, October 12, pit gates open at 8 a.m. That is also when the ticket windows will open for business. Warm-ups get underway at 11:15 a.m. for the 360 Sprint Cars, Super Late Models, and USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs. At 12:15, "Six Dozen Qualifying" begins for the 360 Sprints and Late Models, followed by time trials for the SpeedSTRs. The AMA Pro Twin and Pro Single Flat Track Motorcycles will get some practice time at 2:30 p.m., and their qualifying sessions commence at 3:30. Activity on the big half-mile oval will cease at 4:00 p.m.

Action then shifts to the recently widened and banked one-fifth mile Selinsgrove Raceway Park, where the wingless 600 Micro Sprints, All Star and Junior Slingshots, and Karts will compete on Friday night, beginning with warm-ups at 6:00. Qualifying heats take the green flag at 7:00. Interest is high because of the recent renovation work (done by Tobias) on the fifth-mile, where the 600's have never raced. Their inaugural test on the new Raceway Park layout promises to be exciting, and the Slingshots and Karts always provide some terrific competition on the Selinsgrove bullring.

Saturday, October 13, will begin with warm-ups for the 602 Modifieds and Street Stocks at 10:30 a.m. Pit gates open once again at 8 a.m., and the General Admission and Vendor Midway gates will swing open at 10:00 a.m. At 11:00, the last chance qualifiers begin for the 360 Sprint Cars, Super Late Models, and SpeedSTRs. Opening ceremonies for the first World Series of Dirt Racing A-Mains will kick off at noon, and the FK Rod Ends 360 Sprint Car feature, paying $3,000 to win, gets the green flag at 12:30.

The World Series 100 for SpeedSTRs is slated for a 1:15 p.m. start, followed by the Super Late Model A-Main that pays $4,000 to the winner. The AMA Flat Track Motorcycles will compete in their features after the checkered flag falls on the Late Model main, and Saturday's half-mile action will conclude with heat races for the 602 Modifieds and Street Stocks.

Saturday night's program will again be held on the Raceway Park fifth-mile, where the 600 Micro Sprints, All Star and Junior Slingshots, and the AMA Kids Bikes will race with heats getting underway at 6:45.

All of Sunday's racing will take place on the big half-mile, with Pit gates opening at 10 a.m. General Admission gates and Vendor Midway open up at 11:30, and warm-ups for the 410 Sprint Cars, 602 Modifieds, and Street Stocks, along with the All Star Slingshots, will begin at 12:30 p.m. Heat races for the 410 Sprints go green at 1:45, followed by the Last Chance Qualifiers for the 602 Mods and Street Stocks. The 410 Sprint B-Main will be run just before the All Star Slingshots compete in the Ulsh Auto Sales Slinger Derby, a 12-lap romp around the half-mile oval.

At 4:30, the Hoosier Tire/ HTMA 410 Sprint Car feature, paying $5,000 to the winner, will take the green. The American Racer Tires/ Lias Tires 602 Modified A-Main, where the winner receives $1,000, follows the 410 headliner, and the entire weekend wraps up with the running of the Street Stock feature, a 25-lap event paying $1,000 to win.

General Admission Tickets are just $15 for Friday's qualifying sessions and events, while Saturday and Sunday tickets are $28 per day. There is a three-day pass available for $62. Pit Passes for a single day are priced at $40, while a two-day pit pass is $70 and a three-day pit pass costs $80.

Fans (and racers) who would like to camp at the track can purchase camping spots by calling 717-866-7450 (same number to call for advance general admission tickets). Gold Lot Limited Premium spots in the infield are $80, while spaces in Lot A, Hillside Ground are just $40. Camper ATV/Cart registrations are $15.

Additional information regarding this colossal event, including hotel information and the daily order of events, can be found at www.worldseriesofdirtracing.com and the World Series of Dirt Facebook page (Facebook.com/World Series of DirtRacing).

 

 

 

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Port Royal Speedway

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Darren Miller Inherits Lead And Win In Port Royal 305 Sprint Blue Collar Classic

Stock cars go to Brenneman, Powell and Boozel

10/6/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – A field of 136 race cars did battle at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night in the annual Blue Collar Classic featuring the Keystone RaceSaver 305 sprint cars.

Darren Miller of Mount Joy won the biggest race of his career by taking the 305 sprint car main after inheriting the lead on the final lap when a crash took out Kyle Smith.

The Mason Dixon Series limited late model main went to Juniata County driver Trent Brenneman in a rare limited start for the super late model regular.

The xtreme stock feature was won by Bill Powell, who also scored the 2018 track title with his feature run while Eric Boozel pulled a last corner daredevil move to win the four cylinder pure stock feature event.

Polesitter Kyle Smith was headed to the victory in the 25 lap 305 sprint feature after wiring the field when disaster struck him in the final turn of the race.

Just in front of him, a pair of cars racing deep in the pack collided and turned over in the fourth corner as Smith raced into the third turn amid lapped traffic.

And with nowhere to go, Smith slammed into the crash scene on the high side as the red flag appeared for the original crash.

Darren Miller raced in second the entire distance, at times keeping pace with Smith and at times watching as he drove away.

Smith proved flawless in traffic, having entered the backmarkers on the 13th tour and Miller was in the right place at the right time when Smith’s misfortunes struck.

A one lap dash to the finish played out on the lap 24 restart with Miller jetting away from Jeff Miller to pick up the win.

Jeff Miller had moved into what was third place on the ninth tour.

Darren Miller ended up taking the $800 victory by .433 seconds to record his second career Port Royal division win.

Zach Newlin blasted into third on the last lap restart, getting around Austin Bishop in the first turn when action resumed.

Bishop, up from 18th starting spot, ended up fourth with Jonathan Jones finishing fifth.

Heats for the 52 cars went to Darren Miller, Kyle Smith, Drew Ritchey, Jake Waters, Jon Haegele and Jeff Geiges. Twin consolations went to Kyle Ganoe and Justin Clark.

Fast time was set by Waters with a lap of 17.979 seconds.

Jaremi Hanson muscled by Stephanie Dodson on a lap one restart to get the lead and win in the 15-lap Founders Cup event for 305 sprint non-qualifiers.

The 20-lap limited late model main was riddled with caution flags over the entire distance.

Polesitter Shaun Jones led only the first lap before Trent Brenneman motored around the top lane to get control.

Once in control, Brenneman withstood no less than five restarts to get the victory worth $1,000.

Jones faded from second spot late as Brian Shuey took second and threatened to mount a challenge for the win before slowing to a stop with four laps to go.

The restart placed Justin Weaver behind Brenneman, where he would finish by 1.552 seconds.

Andrew Yoder, Dylan Yoder and Jones completed the top five finishers.

Heats went to Todd Snook, Brenneman, Greg Moore and Jones with twin consolations going to Derick Garman and Dylan Yoder.

Brad Mitch crossed the finish line first in the 20-lap xtreme stock main followed by Pete Leister but both drivers failed post race inspection.

This handed the win to Bill Powell, who raced in third the entire event.

Credited with second through fifth place was Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Imes, Matt Wampler and Walt Peters.

Heats went to Leister and Mitch.

Eric Boozel led early in the 15-lap four cylinder pure stock feature only to succumb to the pressure of Matt Chronister.

Chronister kept Boozel at bay until the final corner when Boozel pulled his equivalent of a slider to get the lead back and steal the win away.

Chronister then held on for second in a close finish with Matt Worley.

Justin Williamson and Kent Leonard completed the top five.

Heats went to Boozel, Justin Oberlin and Worley.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

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Feature Finishes

10/6/18

305 Sprints, 25 laps: 1. Darren Miller, 2. Jeff Miller, 3. Zach Newlin, 4. Austin Bishop, 5. Jonathan Jones, 6. Ryan Stillwaggon, 7. Justin Clark, 8. Scott Ellerman, 9. Ken Duke Jr., 10. Ryan Lynn, 11. Roger Irvine, 12. Jake Waters, 13. Kyle Ganoe, 14. Jon Haegele, 15. Jeff Geiges, 16. Jacob Gomola, 17. Samanthan Lieberman, 18. Scott Frack, 19. Fred Arnold, 20. Rick Stief, 21. Drew Ritchey, 22. Kyle Smith, 23. Nick Sweigart, 24. Bradley Mellott

DNQ: Jaremi Hanson, Stephanie Dodson, Tyler Denochick, Larry McVAy, Mike Alleman, Robert Garvey, Tyler Cochran, Dave Guss Jr., Tim Stallings, Greg Dobrosky, Eric Husick, Colton Hoover, John Walp, Daren Bolac, Richie Pratt, Erin Stalter, Cale Reigle, Tyler Reinhardt, Richard Lawson, Brian Sweitzer, Wally Eshenaur, Josh Fox, John Scarborough, Josh Dressler, John Fiore, Kurt Knepper, Randy Sterling, Jimmy White,

Limited late model feature, 20 laps: 1. Trent Brenneman, 2. Justin Weaver, 3. Andrew Yoder, 4. Dylan Yoder, 5. Shaun Jones, 6. Devin Frey, 7. Devin Hart, 8. Jim Yoder, 9. Greg Moore, 10. Todd Snook, 11. Jeremy Ohl, 12. George Dixon Jr., 13. Paul Cursey, 14. JR Toner, 15. Tim Krape, 16. Joe Lusk, 17. Kenny Yoder, 18. Brad Feight, 19. Mike Wall, 20. Drew Weisser, 21. Brian Shuey, 22. Derick Garman, 23. Jared Fulkroad, 24. Kevin Probst, 25. Brad McGinnis, 26. Ryan Sager

DNQ: Taylor Farling, Donnie Farling, Dalton Bigler, Brandon Seibler, Joe Westerman, Curt Dunn, Matt Murphy, Alyssa Rowe, Tyler Ritchey, Zach Kauffman, Bernie Beard, Dan Berry, Chase Bowsman, Matt Cochran

Xtreme stocks, 20 laps: 1. Bill Powell, 2. Dustin Hoffman, 3. Kevin Imes, 4. Matt Wampler, 5. Walt Peters, 6. Nate Stroup, 7. Steve Yarnell, 8. Will Brunson, 9. Josh Bender, 10. Jimmy Kessler, 11. Hunter Shelley, 12. Don Murphy, 13. Jacob Forry, 14. Darren Rice, 15. Meade Hahn, 16. Dustin Snook, 17. Terry Lauver, 18. Gordie Marshall, 19. Brad Mitch, 20. Pete Leister

Four cylinders, 15 laps: 1. Eric Boozel, 2. Matt Chronister, 3. Matt Worley, 4. Justin Williamson, 5. Kent Leonard, 6. Travis Semple, 7. Chris Anderson, 8. Leander Zook, 9. Mark Whitsel, 10. Justin Oberlin, 11. Anthony Varner, 12. Tim Raup, 13. Rusty Garlock, 14. Zach Moist, 15. JR Matney, 16. Zach Wright, 17. Melvin McCartney, 18. Tim Campbell, 19. Dale Varner, 20. John Bower, 21. Justin Mong, 22. Brian Regitz, 23.Shane Seville, 24. Brad Beatty

 

 

Dewease And Wolfe Share Grove Season Finale Sprint Mains, Smith Gets 305s

10/5/18

Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease and Lucas Wolfe split a pair of 410 sprint car mains held at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night to lower the curtain on the 2018 racing season at the oval.

Dewease’s win came in the make-up Al Hamilton Tribute/Dirt Classic Qualifier and was worth $5,077 for the 30-lap win.

Wolfe wired the field in the regularly scheduled 410 sprint main to score a $3,800 payday.

New England driver Kyle Smith took the checkers in the Keystone RaceSaver feature for 305 sprints to end the night and the year.

Dewease started third in the Hamilton Tribute event and watched as TJ Stutts led from the start with Brian Montieth muscling from sixth to second by the second lap.

Stutts was working hard to stay ahead of Montieth and was beginning to work traffic on the eighth lap when Montieth was able to sling by in the first turn for control.

But before the lap could be completed, the yellow flag appeared, forcing Montieth back to second while giving Stutts new life at the front of the field.

And with that new life, Stutts was able to pull away a bit on the restart as Dewease wrestled with Montieth for second.

Stutts had again just entered traffic, this time with nine laps to go when he suddenly slowed and withdrew from the event, hading Montieth control of the race.

Dewease chased Montieth at the new green and inched ever so much closer lap-by-lap and then Montieth began working the rear of the field with two laps to go.

A surprising move by Montieth found him dropping off of his favored outside lane on the 24th lap as he set the car into the first turn while trying to put a car a lap down.

And when that car forced Montieth to miss he lowside entry, Dewease catapaulted his No. 69K around his outside to grab control and speed to the victory by 1.146 seconds.

With the win, Dewease pushed his two-race total winnings to $61,077 after also claiming last Saturday’s National Open at the track.

Brian Brown rode home third followed by Lucas Wolfe and Danny Dietrich.

Wolfe led all 25 laps of the other sprint car main with Kody Lehman chasing him early before Cory Haas blasted to his inside for the spot on the fifth lap following a restart.

Wolfe pulled his advantage out to a full straightaway by the finish to get the win by 4.248 seconds.

After starting 11th in the field, Freddie Rahmer worked his way forward to take second from Haas with six laps to go only to run out of time to run down Wolfe.

Dietrich was third followed by Haas and Dewease.

Heats went to Jason Shultz, Kyle Moody and Brian Brown with Brian Montieth taking the consolation race.

Kyle Smith took the lead from Drew Ritchey on lap 10 of the 25-lap 305 sprint main after racing Ritchey side by side through the turns for several laps.

Ritchey led from the outset with Smith motoring into the second spot on lap four after starting the race in fifth.

Smith drove away from the field after taking the lead to pick up the win by 7.238 seconds.

Ritchey held on for second followed by Tyler Denochik, Darren Miller and Scott Ellerman.

Heats went to Jeff Geiges, Scott Ellerman, Kyle Smith and Darren Miller with twin consolations going to Tyler Reinhardt and Ryan Stillwaggon.

Feature finishes

10/5/18

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Cory Haas, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Kyle Moody, 7. Brian Brown, 8. Brandon Rahmer, 9. Jimmy Siegel, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Kody Lehman, 12. Chad Trout, 13. Jason Shultz, 14. Brian Montieth, 15. Robbie Kendall, 16. Adrian Shaffer, 17. Jared Esh, 18. Jordan Givler, 19. Troy Fraker, 20. Mark Smith, 21. Trey Starks, 22. TJ Stutts, 23. Greg Plank

DNS: Matt Boland

DNQ: Nicole Bower, Troy Fraker, Jay Galloway, Jim Shuster, Mallie Shuster, Tim Wagaman, Anthony Macri

410 sprints, 30 laps, Hamilton Tribute/Dirt Classic Qualifer Make-Up: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Brian Brown, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. Cory Haas, 7. Chad Trout, 8. Brandon Rahmer, 9. Freddie Rahmer, 10. Anthony Macri, 11. Trey Starks, 12. Robbie Kendall, 13. Kyle Moody, 14. Matt Boland, 15. Nicole Bower, 16. TJ Dehaven, 17. Steve Buckwalter, 18. TJ Stutts, 19. Jared Esh, 20. Tim Wagaman, 21. Jimmy Siegel, 22. Greg Hodnett, 23. Adam Wilt, 24. Chase Dietz

305 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Kyle Smith, 2. Drew Ritchey, 3. Tyler Denochick, 4. Darren Miller, 5. Scott Ellerman, 6. Jaremy Hanson, 7. Dave Grube, 8. Ken Duke Jr., 9. John Scarborough, 10. Jeff Geiges, 11. Jay Krout, 12. Ryan Stillwaggon, 13. Tyler Reinhardt, 14. Erin Statler, 15. Ryan Lynn, 16. Ian Detweiler, 17. Scott Frack, 18. Devin Adams, 19. Daren Bolack, 20. John Walp, 21. Brad Mellott, 22. Eric Husick, 23. Greg Dobrosky, 24. Jonathan Jones.

DNQ: Colton Hoover, Bob Garvey, Joe Kay, Fred Arnold, Mike Alleman, Rick Stief, Larry McVay, Jason Dunn, Austin Bishop, Dominic Melar, Nick Sweigart, Christian Rumsey, Randy Sterling, Kenny Heffner, Samantha Lieberman, Zach Newlin, Richard Lawson, Tyler Cochran

 

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

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October Brings Season Ending World Of Outlaws Tuscarora 50 To Port Royal Speedway

Two-day outlaws Port Royal stand slated for October 26 & 27

Tickets on sale for both shows

10/1/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The month of October will end at Port Royal Speedway with the running of the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series, coming up on Saturday, October 27.

Presented by Ramsey’s Car Wash & Garage and Packer’s Concessions, the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 will pay $51,000 to win out of a purse worth over $107,000.

The World of Outlaws will compete Friday, October 26 at Port Royal in the Nittany Showdown paying $8,000 to win before coming back on Saturday night for the big Tuscarora 50 finale.

The October 26 & 27 weekend will be a huge finale to the 2018 Port Royal Speedway season with precursor shows for the 410 sprints coming up on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 20.

And it will all be in preparation for the big one on October 27, the 51st annual, $51,000 to win World of Outlaws Tuscarora 50.

The Tuscarora 50 was originally scheduled for September 8 but was postponed by rain after qualifying had begun.

As such, raincheck wristbands and reserved seats from the rain postponed September 8 program will be honored for the October 27 Tuscarora 50 program sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.

The raincheck wristbands and reserved seats will be honored for the October 27 racing program ONLY.

Fans wishing to obtain reserved seats for the Friday Port Royal World of Outlaws program need to purchase them online via www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets .

Reserved seats for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 program, a limited number of which are available, must be purchased via the speedway office.

Orders can be placed by phone by calling 717.527.4414.

The October 27 Tuscarora 50 carries a raindate of Sunday, October 28.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

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World Series of Dirt Racing Names Official Hotels, Sponsors, & More

Inaugural Event Less Than Two Weeks Away At Selinsgrove Speedway & Selinsgrove Raceway Park

Myerstown, PA (September 30) - The World Series of Dirt Racing Presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear is less than two weeks away, and event organizers Rich Tobias and Doug Rose continue to announce the addition of marketing partners and other details that make this inaugural event a "can't miss" mud slinging adventure for racers and fans. The three-day weekend of dirt racing nirvana takes place from October 12 - 14, with Thursday, the 11th, set as "move in day" for campers and race teams.

A trio of local establishments have been designated as the official hotels of the World Series of Dirt Racing. They include the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (https://www.hiexpress.com) in Selinsgrove. Call the front desk at 570-743-9275 or the Reservations Line at 1-888-HOLIDAY to reserve a room and ask for their Raceway Rate.

The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites of Shamokin Dam is also offering a Raceway Rate for the WSoDR. They can be reached by phone at 570-743-1111 or online at http://www.econolodge.com/ires/en-US.

The Comfort Inn is on board as well, and they can be contacted by phone at 570-374-8880. Make sure to ask for their Speedway Rate. The website is http://www.comfortinn.com/ires/en-US.

When the 410 Sprint Cars run a complete show on Sunday, October 14, their World Series of Dirt Racing card will be sponsored by Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic/ Hoosier Racing Tires. The mighty 410's will vie for a $5,000 winner's prize in a 30-lap feature race.

Also on Sunday's docket are the 602 Modifieds. They will compete in qualifying events on Saturday, then battle for a $1,000 winner's paycheck on Sunday in a 25-lap main presented by Lias Tire/ American Racer Tires. The Street Stocks/Pro Stocks are on Sunday's menu as well, and they will race 25-laps for $1,000-to-win. The All Star Slingshots also compete on Sunday - on the big track - in a 12-lap finale that will determine the 2018 Slingshot World Championship. The Slingers are also on Friday and Saturday night's bill on the 1/5-mile bullring known as Selinsgrove Raceway Park, set in the infield of the big track.

Saturday's 360/358 Sprint Car feature is presented by FK Rod Ends, and the winner of this one will collect $3,000. Joining the 360/358 Sprinters will be the Wayne Subaru World Series 100 for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, a 100-lap grind that will pay the winner a whopping $10,000! The 100-lapper is presented by BusinessLinkPrint.com of Kutztown, PA.

The Super Late Models will stomp n' steer on Saturday, too, in a $4,000-to-win headliner. And Harley Davidson is supporting the Flat Track Motorcycles on Saturday, as the AMA Pro Single class goes for $750 to win and the AMA Pro Twin bikes battle for a $1,500 winner's check.

All of the divisions running features on Saturday will qualify on Friday afternoon.

Championship Energy is supporting the 600 Sprint events on the recently widened and banked 1/5-mile Raceway Park oval. The wingless 600's will compete for $1,000 to win (with Gambler's Entry Fee) on Friday and Saturday nights.

Spectro Oil, manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corporation of Brookfield, Connecticut, is spicing up the WSoDR all weekend long, as they hand out more than $1,500 in product to all of the divisions by sponsoring the Spectro Slick Move of the Race Award.

General Admission Tickets are just $15 for Friday's qualifying sessions and events, while Saturday and Sunday tickets are $28 per day. There is a three-day pass available for $62. Pit Passes for a single day are priced at $40, while a two-day pit pass is $70 and a three-day pit pass costs $80.

Fans (and racers) who would like to camp at the track can purchase camping spots by calling 717-866-7450 (same number to call for advance general admission tickets). Gold Lot Limited Premium spots in the infield are $80, while spaces in Lot A, Hillside Ground are just $40. Camper ATV/Cart registrations are $15.

Additional information regarding this colossal event, including ticket prices and the daily order of events, can be found at www.worldseriesofdirtracing.com and the World Series of Dirt Facebook page (Facebook.com/World Series of DirtRacing).

 

 

 

Modifieds Return To Port Royal Speedway For ‘Speed Showcase’ On Friday, October 12

PORT ROYAL, PA – For the first time in more than 30 years, Port Royal Speedway hosts the rumble of Modifieds on Friday, October 12.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds roll into the Juniata County Fairgrounds for the ‘Speed Showcase’ as part of the series’ Velocita-USA South Region.

Modifieds will be featured in a 40-lap event paying a minimum of $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag, the sixth of seven events en route to the $10,000 South Region championship.

This ‘Speed Showcase’ event will be highlighted by two headline divisions.

Also on the docket: 410 Sprint Cars competing in a 25-lap main event paying $4,000 to the victor.

“Since we announced this event last November, people have been talking about bringing the Modifieds back to Port Royal Speedway,” STSS promoter Brett Deyo said.

“The ‘Speed Showcase’ will mark the first time in our series history that we have been featured on the same program as the 410 Sprint Cars. Race fans will not want to miss this show!”

Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., leads the STSS Velocita-USA South Region standings into Port Royal with 491 points over Ryan Watt (450), David Van Horn (414), Craig Von Dohren (401) and Ryan Godown (388).

For the ‘Speed Showcase’ pit and grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. Heat in the motors and hot laps hit the track at 6:15 p.m. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $25. Students (ages 12-18) pay $15. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

There is a scheduled rain date for this event of Sunday, October 14.

To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

 

 

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Port Royal Returns To Action October 6 With Huge 305 Sprint Show

Limited lates, xtreme stocks and four cylinder stock cars also on 5 pm program

9/30/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway returns to action coming up this Saturday, October 6 at 5 pm with the Keystone RaceSaver Interregional 305 Sprint Challenge plus three divisions of stock cars.

Also on the program will be the Mason Dixon Shootout Series for limited late models plus Juniata Junction xtreme stocks and four cylinder pure stocks.

The limited late models and the xtreme stocks will both compete in $1,000 to win main events.

The completion of the xtreme stock feature will serve to crown the 2018 track champion in the division.

The 305 sprints will compete in the RaceSaver Challenge for the seventh consecutive year as the event was first run in 2012.

Previous winners have been Sean Campbell, 2012; Jake Waters, 2013; Jeff Geiges, 2014; Jeff Miller, 2015/2016; and Kyle Smith, 2017.

Saturday’s total purse for the 305 sprints eclipses $15,000 with the feature paying out $800 to win and $400 just to start.

To date, over 50 cars have pre-registered for the big 305 sprint event that will bring together cars and drivers from several RaceSaver regions across the east.

Adult general admission for the show is set at $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.

All gates will open at 2 pm.

The raindate for the RaceSaver Challenge event is set for Saturday, October 20.

The historic oval returns to action on Friday, October 12 with a big show for modified and sprint car fans alike when the Short Track Super Series for Big & Small Block Modifieds competes for $5,000 to win along with a $4,000 to win 410 sprint program.

The track will host Open Wheel Madness III on Saturday, October 20 when it sprints off programs for 410 sprints, URC Sprints and 305 sprints.

And then the season will end with a huge two-day World of Outlaws Sprint Cars program featuring the Nittany Showdown on Friday night, October 26 and the make-up of the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 paying $51,000 to win on Saturday, October 27.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

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Williams Grove Closes Season Friday With Two Sprint Mains Plus Big 305 Sprint Show

Make-up Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier Part Of Exciting Program

9/30/18

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present its final race of the season coming up this Friday night, October 5 at 7:30 pm featuring two main events for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints plus a big show for the Keystone RaceSaver IMCA 305 sprint cars.

The 410 sprints will compete in a full program of qualifying heat races and a 25-lap main event plus the make-up Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier will be staged after being postponed by rain on September 14.

The make-up race from September 14 will be the final point race on the 2018 schedule and will serve to crown the 2018 Lawrence Chevrolet track champion.

There will be no points awarded for the regularly scheduled 410 sprint car main event.

All drivers and cars are locked into the make-up feature with the postponed Hamilton Tribute paying $5,077 to win.

The 305 sprints will compete in an interregional event for the Keystone RaceSaver class, bringing together several regions of the series.

To date, over 40 cars have pre-registered for the 305 sprint car portion of the Friday program at Williams Grove.

The total Friday 305 sprint purse is set at $7,000 with the winner of the feature taking home $500.

Adult general admission for the season finale Friday program at Williams Grove is set at $16 while youth ages 13 – 20 will be admitted for $10.

Ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to 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 and Twitter.

 

 

Dewease Claims Emotional 56th Annual Williams Grove National Open Victory

Fayetteville driver gets fourth event win for fourth car owner over outlaws

9/29/18

Mechanicsburg - Some may say it was fate. And some may say it was divine intervention.

But whatever it was that propelled Lance Dewease to victory in the 56th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night, it made the stars align for one of the most special nights in the history of the Pennsylvania Posse as Dewease honored fallen oval and National Open champion Greg Hodnett with the win.

Dewease took his storied fourth win in the historic event worth $56,000 over the World of Outlaws sprint cars, beating Daryn Pittman for the prestigious triumph.

“This is the greatest one of them all,” said an emotional Dewease of his four total Open wins.

“Everybody don’t know how hard it was on me this week,” he said of enduring the tragic loss of friend and competitor, Williams Grove champion and Open victor Greg Hodnett within the last seven days.

“This is all about Greg. He was a great racer. Off the racetrack he was a better person than that.”

It was Dewease’s fourth checkers in the oval marquee event for as many car owners with previous wins coming for Walt Dyer in 1996, Joe Harz in 2001 and for Al Hamilton in 2002.

The victory in the 2018 version for car owner Donald Kreitz Jr. was Kreitz’s second overall in the race with his first coming as an owner/driver in 1993.

To get the emotional win, Dewease had to take the lead from polesitter Brock Zearfoss after the pair shared the front row for the start of the 40-lap Open.

Zearfoss hit the backmarkers on the 11th lap as the leader with Dewease and Brian Montieth in tow but the first caution flag of the race unfurled on the 12th lap when sixth runner Brad Sweet spun in the second turn, collecting five-time Open winner Donny Schatz.

The restart saw Dewease take his first swipes at Zearfoss for the lead, coming on lap 15 in the first and second turns.

With Zearfoss running the cushion, Dewease flew the No. 69K underneath to take the lead but Zearfoss one-upped him as the pair shot onto the backchute and reclaimed command.

The Fayetteville flyer then kept Zearfoss within striking distance on the ensuing laps and again traffic entered the picture on lap 22 with Zearfoss trying to negotiate a line around Jordan Givler to put him one lap down.

Dewease drove right up on Zearfoss during the next two circuits and got a great run through the middle in the first and second turns on lap 24 to make a hair-raising, three-wide move in the second corner to net control.

With Givler on the bottom and Zearfoss on top, Dewease took his shot by driving right up the middle of the pair in the middle of turn two.

He then burst out of the corner three wide before squeezing through the gap to emerge as the leader prior to the backstretch bridge.

A caution flag for refueling then appeared with 15 laps to go and the restart proved pivotal with Dewease choosing the inside lane for the return to action with Zearfoss to his outside.

When the green flag appeared, Dewease and Zearfoss raced out of the fourth corner with Dewease driving up across the track while Zearfoss held firm on the top lane.

The pair made contact as they headed for the flagstand but Dewease gained firm control with Zearfoss tucked in behind as they hit the first turn.

However Zearfoss then suddenly turned sideways and backed his car hard into the outside first turn wall.

When action again got underway, Brian Montieth restarted second with eighth starter Daryn Pittman lining up third.

Pittman drove by Montieth on the restart but failed to gain on Dewease even as the leader entered the backmarkers with six laps to go.

At the finish, Dewease’s 92nd career oval win came by 2.618 seconds over Pittman, who finished second in the event for the fourth time in his career.

“My car was really good in the A Main,” Pittman said, “It really came alive.”

“I feel like I just cost us any chance at the race in the dash.”

Montieth was third followed by Tim Shaffer and Ryan Smith.

Sixth through 10th went to Brian Brown, TJ Stutts, Paul McMahan, Shane Stewart and Logan Schuchart.

Heats went to Giovanni Scelzi, TJ Stutts, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman and Dewease.

Zearfoss and Dewease won the dashes.

Freddie Rahmer took the C Main and David Gravel won the B Main.

Fast time over the 49 car field was set by Scelzi at 16.250 seconds.

Keep up to 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 and Twitter.

Feature finish

9/29/18

410 sprints, 40 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Brian Brown, 7. TJ Stutts, 8. Paul McMahan, 9. Shane Stewart, 10. Logan Schuchart, 11. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 12. Cory Haas, 13. Giovanni Scelzi, 14. Donny Schatz, 15. Freddie Rahmer, 16. David Gravel, 17. Sheldon Haudenschild, 18. Lucas Wolfe, 19. Ian Madsen, 20. Carson Macedo, 21. Brent Marks, 22. Jacob Allen, 23. Robbie Kendall, 24. Kraig Kinser, 25. Jordan Givler, 26. Brock Zearfoss, 27. Brad Sweet, 28. Logan Wagner

DNQ: Troy Fraker, Justin Henderson, David Franek, Kyle Moody, Adrian Shaffer, Greg Wilson,, Jac Haudenschild, Steve Buckwalter, Brandon Rahmer, Jim Siegel, Justin Whittall, Anthony Macri, Chase Dietz, Jason Sides, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Reinhardt, Nicole Bower, Alan Krimes, Chad Trout, Danny Dietrich, Trey Starks

 

 

Fresno Phenom Scelzi Whips World Of Outlaws In Williams Grove Open Night 1

9/27/18

Mechanicsburg – The “Fresno Phenom,” 16-year old Giovanni Scelzi upended the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night in the opening night of the 56th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open races.

Scelzi’s win in the Indy Race Parts No. 71 was his first ever at the track and with the World of Outlaws circuit and it gained him $10,000 for the victory.

Both he and David Gravel earned the front row starting spots for teh 27-lap main event, run in honor of the late Greg Hodnett.

Gravel bolted into the lead when action begain in the feature over Scelzi with fast timer Logan Schuchart racing in third.

Only five laps were completed before the first caution flag of the race unfurled for a stopped Schuchart.

The restart saw Gravel choose the inside lane for the restart and he held Scelzi at bay while fourth runner Freddie Rahmer got around Brian Montieth for third.

The pace was again slowed with 11 laps down when Sheldon Haudenschild looped his machine.

Gravel chose the outside lane for this restart and Scelzi tried a slider in the first corner but Gravel was too far around and was able to thwart the attempt with Lucas Wolfe now up to fourth as 12 laps went on the board.

A lap 15 restart is what netted Scelzi the lead as this time Gravel changed it up and went back to the inside lane for the restart.

But Gravel got out in front going into the first turn and entered high allowing Scelzi to cross over and drive underneath for the lead.

Scelzi then muscled up off of the bottom onto the backstretch to get control and take flight on the cushion.

The leaders entered the backmarkers with two laps to go, allowing Gravel to close back in but Scelzi held on for the popular victory by .732 seconds.

“I was worried I'd fade at the end," Scelzi said.

“I slid him and tried to leave him room and then on the backstretch we kinda’ checked out. We could work anywhere honestly.”

Gravel talked about his view of Scelzi’s winning pass.

“I didn’t know what to do on restarts," he said, “and he was able to slide me there and I coulda’ held it but I slid up in the marbles.”

Lucas Wolfe rode home third followed by Rahmer and Shane Stewart.

Sixth throuth 10th went to Trey Starks, Brian Montieth, Brad Sweet, Brian Brown and Donny Schatz.

Logan Wagner donated his $300 fast time award to Sherry Hodnett as did Donny Schatz, who collected $500 for Hard Charger laurels.

Heats went to Ian Madsen, Sweet, Montieth, Schuchart, Sclezi and Rahmer.

Kyle Reinhardt won the D Main, Danny Dietrich took the C Main and Lance Dewease won the B Main.

Twin dashes went to Gravel and Scelzi.

Schucharts fast time was 16.306 seconds.

Keep up to 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 and Twitter.

Feature finish

9/28/18

410 sprints, 27 laps: 1. Giovanni Scelzi, 2. David Gravel, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Freddie Rahmer, 5. Shane Stewart, 6. Trey Starks, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Brad Sweet, 9. Brian Brown, 10. Donny Schatz, 11. Daryn Pittman, 12. Brent Marks, 13. Ian Madsen, 14. Lance Dewease, 15. Paul McMahan, 16. Sheldon Haudenschild, 17. TJ Stutts, 18. Danny Dietrich, 19. Chad Trout, 20. Jacob Allen, 21. Tim Shaffer, 22. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 23. Cory Haas, 24. Robbie Kendall, 25. Carson Macedo, 26. Ryan Smith, 27. Logan Schuchart.

DNQ: Troy Fraker, Jordan Givler, Justin Henderson, David Franek, Kyle Moody, Nicole Bower, Adrian Shaffer, Greg Wilson, Kraig Kinser, Jac Haudenschild, Steve Buckwalter, Brandon Rahmer, Jim Siegel, Justin Whittall, Anthony Macri, Chase Dietz, Jared Esh, Logan Wagner, Jason Sides, Brock Zearfoss, Bud Kaeding, Ryan Taylor, Kyle Reinhardt

 

 

Nouse Claims 2018 Williams Grove Limited Sprint Track Title

9/27/18

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway congratulates 2018 HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint car champion Kevin Nouse of Mechanicsburg.

Nouse has been announced as the 2018 champion as the point season has now been ended for the division at the track.

A postponed 358 sprint main lost to rain on September 14 will not be made up at this point in the season.

After polling all drivers slated to compete in the event, a majority agreed to end the season and split the posted purse for the race evenly between all scheduled starters.

The 2018 track crown is a career fifth for Nouse and his third in a row at Williams Grove Speedway.

Nouse picked up three wins at the track this season.

The make-up Al Hamilton tribute feature for 410 sprints lost to rain on September 14 will be made up at the season finale on October 5 and will be a full point event for those cars originally locked into that main event.

Keep up to 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 and Twitter.

 

 

Paul Lotier’s Name Stamped On Fast Qualifier Awards At World Series of Dirt Racing, October 11-14

Myerstown, PA - When the first World Series of Dirt Racing presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear takes place on October 11 - 14, at Selinsgrove Spedway, the quickest drivers in two of the mega-event’s ten divisions will receive awards that pay tribute to one of Sprint Car racing’s all-time greats.

Paul Lotier, who won in just his third start at Williams Grove and was named the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year in 1981, will be the namesake on the Paul Lotier Fast Qualifier Award, worth $250 to the wheel-twisters who record the quickest laps in qualifying for the 360 and 410 Sprint Car portions of the inaugural WSoDR.

It is absolutely appropriate to have Lotier’s name on these awards for achievements on the big, fast Selinsgrove half-mile. He loved - and excelled on - high speed venues like Port Royal, Williams Grove, and the mile at Syracuse. He won a track championship at Port Royal in ‘86 and was always up front at Syracuse.

Lotier, from Lebanon, PA, won 85 feature races during his storied career, which was cut short by a horrific crash at Sharon Speedway in 1991. These days, he focuses on helping his son, Paul Jr., with set up strategies for the Sprint Car, SpeedSTR, and TQ Midget owned and wrenched by the younger Lotier and driven by Tim Buckwalter.

Just three weeks away, the upcoming WSoDR will be a dirt racing fan's dream, as practically every division that competes on clay will be part of the World Series of Dirt Track Racing. Two different classes of Sprint Cars - 410's and 360's - will be on the docket along with the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, the 602 Modifieds, the Super Late Models, and Street Stocks. And, in an unprecedented venture, Tobias and Rose are also adding the AMA Flat Track Motorcycles to the mega-card of motorsports merriment.

While the big cars and bikes will do battle on the ultra fast half mile oval, the immensely popular small car divisions have not been forgotten by the organizers of the WSoDR. Friday and Saturday night, October 12 & 13, will see the Action Track USA Hyper Racing 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots competing on the racey bullring known as Selinsgrove Raceway Park on the inside of the big track. Joining them will be various classes of Karts and the AMA Kids' Classes. Each day's ticket and pit pass is actually a day/night combo, allowing spectators to enjoy both big track and small track activities for one price.

American Racer Tires, Hoosier Tires, and VP Racing Fuels will have a presence at the event, with booths and displays set up on the vendor midway behind the grandstands. Other businesses sponsoring Special Awards during the weekend include Bilstein shocks, Bair Wheels, Nicholas Powder Coating, K&N Air Filters, Magsarus Magnetos, and Wilwood Brakes.

The tentative schedule for the WSoDR will have various activities occurring day and night for fans' enjoyment. Thursday, October 11 is move-in day for campers and competitors. On Friday the 12th, the Super Late Models, 360 Sprints, and SpeedSTRs will qualify, as will the AMA Motorcycles. Those divisions will race on Saturday afternoon, as all of the weekend's activity on the half-mile oval will take place from noon to 5 p.m. One of Saturday's highlights will be the Wayne Subaru World Series 100 for the SpeedSTRs presented by BusinessLinkPrint.com, featuring live pit stops and a $10,000 paycheck going to the winner.

Following Saturday afternoon's competition, the Lias Tire/American Racer Tires 602 Modifieds and Street Stocks will qualify.

The 602 Modifieds and Street Stocks will be joined by the 410 Sprint Cars for Sunday afternoon’s racing program.

As mentioned, the wingless 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots, along with the Karts and AMA Kids' Classes, will spray the clay on Friday and Saturday evening on the competitive Selinsgrove Raceway Park bullring. These events will permit fans and other racers to sit back and enjoy some intense wheel-to-wheel action presented by the stars of tomorrow and the very best throttle-jockeys in their respective divisions.

Additional information regarding this colossal event, including ticket prices and the daily order of events, can be found at www.worldseriesofdirtracing.com and the World Series of Dirt Facebook page (Facebook.com/World Series of Dirt).

 

 

Williams Grove 56th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open Continues Event Legacy

9/23/18

Mechanicsburg – Sprint car fans in the East will gather this Saturday night to see the 56th running of the Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman sprint car series, going 40-laps in distance and paying $56,000 to the winner.

The National Open has a grand history that dates back to its inception and first champion in 1963.

Eventual Indianapolis 500 champion Gordon Johncock of Hastings, Mich., won the 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.

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.

Steve Smith Sr. returned for a third Open triumph in 1981.

Lynn Paxton went back-to-back in 1982 and 1983 and stunned the racing world after his second 75-lap win by announcing his early retirement from the sport in victory lane.

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 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.

A 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 popluar 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.

Admission prices for Saturday’s National Open are $35 for adults and $20 for youth.

And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by visiting the oval on Facebook or via Twitter.

 

 

Williams Grove Champion Oil National Open To Again Offer Lucrative Bonus Awards

Rookie of the Race and Just Missed Awards up for grabs

9/23/18

Mechanicsburg – Lucrative contingency awards have again been posted for this week’s 56th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway as sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.

The Beer Hill Gang will present the Champion Racing Oil National Open Rookie of the Race Award while the Just Missed Award will again be offered.

The Just Missed Award will grant a minimum of $1,000 to the highest finishing driver in the Saturday Last Chance Showdown that does not earn a provisional to start the A Main.

Dirt Track Digest, Camp Mayhem and Sprintcarunlimited.com have joined forces to present the Just Missed Award for the Saturday Champion Racing Oil National Open.

Camp Mayhem is made up of a collection of loyal Open supporters that come together for the event each year at Williams Grove. The group has camped together for over a decade.

Dirtrackdigest.com is a top source for big-block Modified racing news while also providing coverage of northeast and national Sprint Car and Late Model racing.

Sprintcarunlimited.com is one of the newest sprint car news outlets on the web, offering weekly podcasts, original content feature stories and first-hand race results from across the nation.

Sponsored again in 2018 by The Beer Hill Gang, the Rookie of the Race Award is a $1,000 minimum bonus that will be paid out to the highest finishing rookie in the Champion Racing Oil National Open finale events on Saturday, excluding provisional starters.

Eligible finishes/finishers could come in the A, B or C Mains.

The 56th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open weekend is the climax of the season at Williams Grove Speedway.

The two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series program offers a 27-lap, $10,000 to win main on both Friday night before the big 40-lap event paying 56K to win on Saturday.

 

 

56th Annual, $56,000 To Win Williams Grove Champion Oil National Open Is This Week

World of Outlaws to match up with Pennsylvania in timeless battle at historic oval!

Friday program dedicated to fallen champion Greg Hodnett

9/23/18

Mechanicsburg – The 56th annual Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, is on tap at Williams Grove Speedway coming up this Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm.

Saturday’s 56th annual, 40-lap Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay a gigantic $56,000 to win on the heels of Friday’s National Open Preliminary, which will go 27 laps for $10,000 to win.

Friday’s Open Preliminary night of action will be dedicated to fallen Williams Grove champion and current point leader Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove, who lost his life in a racing accident on September 20.

Friday’s feature event will be 27 laps in distance in honor of Hodnett, who was the pilot of the No. 27 Heffner sprint car.

The Williams Grove Open began in 1963 when future Indianapolis 500 champion Gordon Johncock invaded to pick up the win.

And the race has become a fall classic for the sprint cars across the nation since that time, drawing only the best sprint car pilots that the industry has produced to compete for its coveted laurels.

Last year, Connecticut’s David Gravel struck for his second career $50,000 win in the marquee event for the Williams Grove sprint cars while a pair of preliminary events went to James McFadden and Gravel.

No one in sprint car history has more wins in the prestigious Williams Grove Open event than touring traveler Donny Schatz of North Dakota with five to his credit.

Of local drivers or transplanted drivers racing locally during their career, five pilots are tied at three wins each in the Open.

Kenny Weld, Steve Smith, Stevie Smith, Doug Wolfgang and Lance Dewease have all scored a hat trick.

This week’s Champion Racing Oil National Open races were to crown the 2018 Williams Grove Speedway track titlist with the crown bestowed following Saturday’s Open finale however postponement of a make-up full point event on September 21 will extend the point season beyond the Open races.

The late Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove holds the current Williams Grove point lead as the Open races begin. Hodnett was vying for his sixth career track title.

Adult general admission for the Friday night preliminary event is set at $30 with students ages 13 – 20 priced at $15.

Prices for Saturday’s 56th annual, $56,000 to win Champion Racing Oil National Open are set at $35 for adults and $20 for students.

Youth ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to 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 and Twitter.

 

 

21ST ANNUAL MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM OFFERS $5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR TENTH AND $500 TO TAKE THE GREEN

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 13

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 16, 2018) . . . . Trick or Treat, Halloween Ghostly Ghouls, and a witches cauldron will hover under a full moon on Saturday night, October 13 when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the House of Thunder Halloween Party at the Grandview Speedway. A Spooktacular event returns to the "haunted hill" with the 21st running of the Modified Traffic Jam, a 40 lap feature event paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth-place and $500 to start the twenty-four car starting field for all who pre-enter. The Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars will also be a part of this Triple Thunder Thriller event with pit gates opening at 2:30 PM, general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM with cars taking the green flag at 6 PM.

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 13, then general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

This haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration will spotlight the Modified Traffic JAM -- a race rich in history, having started in 1998 when Brett Hearn took the inaugural win. In the twenty year history of the Traffic Jam, Hearn is a four-time winner. Duane Howard, recent winner of the 2018 Freedom 76, is the first pre-entry driving the Norm Hansell #357.

A special rules package is offered as a 'treat' to the region's competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules, and details is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

There is no entry fee but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on 'the hill.' The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman - competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

'Joe the Pizza Dude' will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when 'The Pizza Dude' comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway

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

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

Williams Grove Hosts Jam-Packed Action-Filled Night Of Sprints This Week

Four sprint car mains slated on World of Outlaws tune-up night!

9/16/18

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host a fantastic night of sprint car racing coming up this Friday, September 21 at 7 pm including full racing programs for the both the 410 and 358 sprints plus a make-up feature for both divisions on Brooks Powersports Night.

And there will be no increase in the previously posted admission price for the valuable and exciting racing event!

The regular program will feature the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints in a World of Outlaws tune-up event paying $4,000 to win as the local sprint cars ready themselves for the following week’s World of Outlaws National Open events.

A regular World of Outlaws format will be used to set the heat and feature starting grids for the 410 sprints.

The race will be the final installement in the 2018 Hoosier Diamond Series at the track in which Greg Hodnett is the point leader.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will also compete in a regular program of heats and a 20-lap main event.

In addition, two make-up features held over from September 14 will also be contested during the night.

The 410 sprints will race in the 30-lap Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier paying $5,0777 to the winner, also a Diamond Series event.

The 358 sprints will race a make-up from September 14, spinning off a Summer Series event boasting an increased purse.

Because of the full slate of racing planned for the night, starting time has been moved to 7 pm.

Adult general admission for the night is $16 with students ages 13 –20 priced at just $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Before the rains on September 14, as the 410 sprint Hamilton Tribute feature began, second starter Greg Hodnett had taken the lead while fourth starter Lance Dewease raced up to second.

But before the entire first lap could be completed, a seven-car fracas unfolded in the fourth turn involving the cars of Adam Wilt, Chase Dietz, Jim Siegel, Jared Esh, Kyle Moody, Freddie Rahmer and Cory Haas.

And then while awaiting a return to action following accident clean up, persistent and moderate rainfall soaked the track, forcing postponement of the balance of the night’s racing.

Keep up to 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 and Twitter.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

 15 September 2018 Steve Inch

SMITH OUT-DUELS RAHMER FOR THRILLING VICTORY IN JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN FOR 410 SPRINT CARS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Ryan Smith of Kunkletown out-dueled Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville for a thrilling victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap All Star Circuit of Champions Jim Nace Memorial / 36th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by B&R Lawn Care at Selinsgrove Speedway.

For Smith, who as a youngster won numerous races on Selinsgrove’s one-fifth mile kart track, the $10,000 score was his first career on the sweeping half-mile track at the wheel of the McGhee & Associates No. 11 sprint car.

Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, who was making his first career start at Selinsgrove, was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 15.876 over the 31-car field and just missed setting a new one-lap track record. Smith set a new 4-lap track record in the first dash with a time of 1:04.977.

For the ninth straight year, the National Open was run as a tribute race to honor the memory of Jim Nace, the speedway’s only five-time sprint car champion.

The All Star Circuit of Champions “no-repeat winner streak” continues at Selinsgrove. In 17 sanctioned races at the track since 1970, there has never been a repeat winner.

Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove won his fifth race of the season in the 15-lap pro stock main event.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Craftsman World of Outlaws Late Model Series 20th Anniversary Late Model National Open at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, sponsored by Jeff’s Auto Body. The 50-lap main event will pay $10,000 to win. The limited late models will share the racing card.

Ryan Smith and TJ Stutts shared the front row for the start of the sprint car main event with Smith edging out Stutts for the early lead. Fourth-place starter Brian Brown moved by Stutts using the high line around turns one and two on the first lap.

Brown pulled alongside of Smith entering turn three in a bid for the lead but Smith prevailed racing out of turn four to complete lap one.

The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap five when Michael Walter’s car slowed on the backstretch. When the race resumed, Smith continued to set the pace while a battle for fourth unfolded between sixth-place starter Lucas Wolfe and eighth-place starter Freddie Rahmer.

Rahmer advanced to fourth on the next lap and then challenged Stutts for the third position. Rahmer stormed into third on lap eight and set his sights on the leaders.

Rahmer quickly caught Brown in a battle for second and secured the spot with a pass on lap 13. On lap 14 Tyler Esh’s sprint car rolled to a stop in turn four.

During the caution flag period for Esh, an open red was held for refueling, when Smith’s crew discovered a small hole in the car’s right rear tire. The crew was able to salvage the tire—and great run—by plugging the tire hole so Smith could go the distance.

The second half of the race was a war on wheels on the lightning-fast clay surface as Brown took another shot at Rahmer for the runner up spot to no avail. In the ensuing laps Rahmer reeled in Smith in a race for the lead.

The final caution flag waved on lap 22 when Jared Esh and Brock Zearfoss tangled on the frontstretch. For the final eight laps, fans were on the edge of their seats as a thrilling high-speed chase unfolded between Smith and Rahmer for the lead and win!

For three consecutive laps, Rahmer made breathtaking moves to the outside of Smith in turn four in an attempt to steal the lead. Each time Smith held off the challenges.

At the checkered flag, Smith scored one of the biggest wins of his career by just 1.3 seconds over Rahmer, Brown, Wolfe, and Stutts.

Second-place starter Kyle Bachman pulled into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature and was chased by polesitter Shaun Lawton. By lap five Lawton and fifth-place starter Brandon Moser dueled for the runner up position. On lap six, Lawton and Moser made some contact on backstretch which allowed fourth-place starter AJ Stroup to drive by Moser for the third position.

In the final laps, Bachman stretch his lead and posted a 1.4-second margin of victory over Lawton, Stroup, Moser, and eighth-place starter Noah Jensen.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 15 September 2018 410 Sprint Cars – 31 Entries 30-Lap A-Main: 1) 11 Ryan Smith $10,000 2) 51 Freddie Rahmer 3) 21 Brian Brown 4) 24 Lucas Wolfe 5) 11T TJ Stutts 6) 10H Chad Kemenah 7) 27 Greg Hodnett 8) 12 Blane Heimbach 9) 48 Danny Dietrich 10) 13 Paul McMahan 11) 87 Aaron Reutzel 12) 29 Jason Shultz 13) 3G Carson Macedo 14) 70 Dave Blaney 15) 39M Anthony Macri 16) 7K Cale Conley 17) 17B Steve Buckwalter 18) 33 Jared Esh 19) 8S Trenton Sheaffer 20) 4 Brock Zearfoss 21) 35 Tyler Esh 22) 9 Ryan Linder 23) 1R Kyle Reinhardt 24) 33W Michael Walter Heat Winners: Chad Kemenah, Lucas Wolfe, Greg Hodnett, Dave Blaney Dash Winners: Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts B-Main Winner: Cale Conley Time Trials: 1) 87 Aaron Reutzel 15.876 2) 21 Brian Brown 15.992 3) 11 Ryan Smith 16.087 4) 11T TJ Stutts 16.091 5) 51 Freddie Rahmer 16.092 6) 13 Paul McMahan 16.133 7) 24 Lucas Wolfe 16.149 8) 48 Danny Dietrich 16.158 9) 70 Dave Blaney 16.177 10) 44 Trey Starks 16.211 11) 33 Jared Esh 16.214 12) 29 Jason Shultz 16.219 13) 27 Greg Hodnett 16.228 14) 1R Kyle Reinhart 16.255 15) 4 Brock Zearfoss 16.275 16) 12Blane Heimbach 16.292 17) 10H Chad Kemenah 16.351 18) 5T Tyler Reeser 16.390 19) 20 Ryan Taylor 16.405 20) 39M Anthony Macri 16.439 21) 17B Steve Buckwalter 16.490 22) 7K Cale Conley 16.500 23) 3G Carson Macedo 16.618 24) 8S Trenton Sheaffer 16.663 25) 35 Tyler Esh 16.664 26) 11S Jim Shuster 16.823 27) 49 Mallie Shuster 16.972 28) 9 Ryan Linder 17.024 29) 33W Michael Walter 17.122 30) 10 Joe Kata 17.437 31) 22 Brandon Spithaler DNT Pro Stocks – 10 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 99 Kyle Bachman 2) 92 Shaun Lawton 3) 26 AJ Stroup 4) 8M Brandon Moser 5) 9 Noah Jensen 6) 23 Will Bruson 7) 55 Lori Croop 8) 55T John Troxell 9) 6C AJ Hoffman 10) 8K Jeremy Kline Heat Winners: Shaun Lawton, Kyle Bachman

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

K1 RaceGear 358 Sprint Summer Series

K1 RaceGear 358 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 12-Brent Shearer; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 41B-Tyler Ross; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 5-Travis Scott; 8. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 11. 50-Alyson Dietz; 12. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 13. 717-Brie Hershey (DNF); 14. 80-Rodney Westhafer (DNF); 15. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF); 16. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 17. 2D-Arron Spahr (DNF); 18. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 19. 99M-Nyle Berkes (DNF); 20. 4R-Tyler Walton (DNF); 21. 66-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 22. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 23. 21-C. J. Tracy (DNF); 24. 48-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF). DNS: 19S-Steven Drevicki. No Time.

Lap Leaders – Aaron Spahr (1-7), Wyatt Hinkle (8-21), Doug Hammaker (22-25)

MAKE-UP 358 Sprint Feature (8/18) Finish – 1. 4R-Tyler Walton; 2. 00-Chris Frank; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 5.12-Brent Shearer; 6. 41B-Tyler Ross; 7. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 8. 5-Travis Scott; 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 6M-Hank Donovan, Jr.; 11. 21-C.J. Tracy; 12. 44-Dylan Norris; 13. 2D-Arron Spahr; 14. 59-Steve Wilbur; 15. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 16. 34-Mark VanVorst; 17. 5A-Zachary Allman; 18. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF); 19. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 20. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 21. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); DNS: 66-Jeff Halligan, 44-Dave Brown. No Time.

Lap Leaders – Brett Strickler (1), Chris Frank (2-6), Tyler Walton (7-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 5-Travis Scott; 2. 4R-Tyler Walton; 3. 12-Brent Shearer; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 7. 38-Brett Strickler; 8. 59-Steve Wilbur; 9. 3-Jeff Paulson; 10. 717-Brie Hershey (DNF). Time – 2:29.94

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 21T-Scott Fisher; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 6. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 7. 34-Mark VanVorst; 8. 511-John Sharpe; DNS – 18-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 2D-Aaron Spahr; 4. 50-Alyson Dietz; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 7. 41-Brian Carber; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano; 9. 66-Jeff Halligan. Time – 2:30.13

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 2. 80-Rodney Westhafer; 3. 99M-Nyle Berkes; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 00-Chris Frank; 9. 6M-Hank Donovan, Jr. Time – 2:32.63

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 4. 66-Jeff Halligan; 5. 717-Brie Hershey; 6. 41-Brian Carber; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano; 9. 3-Jeff Paulus; 10. 5A-Zachary Allman; 11. 38-Brett Strickler; 12. 511-John Sharpe; 13. 80M-Dan Richcreek (DNF); 14. 6M-Hank Donovan, Jr. (DNF); 15. 59-Steve Wilbur (DNF); DNS – 34-Mark VanVorst. No Time

PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints

305 Sprint Feature Finish (20-laps) – 1. 11A-Austin Bishop; 2. 11Z-Zack Newlin; 3. 17-Kyle Smith; 4. 61-John Scarborough; 5. 46-Mike Alleman; 6. 69-Landon Price; 7. 83M-Larry McVey; 8. 23-Samantha Lieberman; 9. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 10. 77-Andrew Hake; 11. 5-John Walp; 12. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 13. 59T-Tim Stallings; 14. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 15. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 16. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 17. 2-Erin Statler; 18. 91J-John Fiore; 19. 4-Tyler Reinhardt; 20. 50-Jay Krout; 21. 44V-Daren Baloc; 22. 83-Billy Ney (DNF); 23. 3D-Dave Grube (DNF); 24. 9S-Rick Stief (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Austin Bishop (1-20)

305 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 2. 69-Landon Price; 3. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 4. 77-Andrew Hake; 5. 59T-Tim Stallings; 6. 5-John Walp; 7. 8-Nick Sweigert (DNF); 8. 9C-Darren Miller (DNF). No Time

305 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 3D-Dave Grube; 2. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 3. 83-Billy Ney; 4. 4-Tyler Reinhardt; 5. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 6. 50-Jay Krout; 7. 9S-Rick Stief; 8. 67-Ken Duke, Jr. Time – 2:37.03

305 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 46-Mike Allemen; 2. 2-Erin Statler; 3. 83A-Larry McVey; 4. 44V-Daren Balac; 5. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 6. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 7. 87-Austin Graby; 8. 13-Kurt Knepper. Time – 2:41.50

305 Sprint Heat Four Finish (8 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 17-Kyle Smith; 2. 11A-Austin Bishop; 3. 61-John Scarborough; 4. 23-Samantha Lieberman; 5. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 6. 91J-John Fiore; 7. 97-Kenny Hoffman; DNS – 36-Jaremi Hanson. No Time

305 Sprint Consolation Finish (8 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 50-Jay Krout; 2. 5-John Walp; 3. 91J-John Fiore; 4. 9S-Rick Stief; 5. 44K-Kiersten Hess; 6. 67-Ken Duke, Jr.; 7. 87-Austin Graby; 8. 13-Kurt Knepper; 9. 97-Kenny Hoffner (DNF); DNS – 8-Nick Sweigert, 9C-Darren Miller, 36-Jaremi Hansen. No Time

Penn-Mar Vintage Race Car Club

Vintage Race Car Club Feature Finish (15-laps)– 1. 10-Gene Wrightstone (M); 2. 17-Mike Beidel (S); 3. 707-Randy Minich (M); 4. 29-Mark Rickroad, Jr. (M); 5. 34-Brett Piergo (S); 6. 4-Scott Rickroad (M); 7. 7-Paul Baccchus (M); 8. 17-Curt Neiman (M); 9. 89-Ronald Rowles (S)(DNF). Time – 4:49.82

Vintage Race Car Heat Finish (8 laps) – 1. 10-Gene Wrightstone (M); 2. 707-Randy Minich (M); 3. 17N-Curt Neiman (M); 4. 17B-Mike Beidel (S); 5. 4-Scott Rickrode (M); 6. 7-Paul Bacchus, Jr. (M); 7. 29-Mark Rickrode, Jr. (M); 8. 34-Brett Perigo (S); 9. 89-Ronald Rowles (S); DNS – 78-Mark Grey (S). Time – 2:31.93

 

 

Friday Night Rains Halt Williams Grove Features,

Complete Program Plus Two Make-Ups Slated for September 21 At 7

9/14/18

Mechanicsburg – With the sprint cars under a red flag period for a first lap turn four pileup, rains hit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, postponing the Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier main event until next week.

The 30—lap main in honor of Half of Fame car owner Al Hamilton of Manheim paying $5,077 to win will now be completed on Friday, September 21 as part of the regularly scheduled World of Outlaws tune up event for the 410 sprints.

The postponed 358 Sprint Summer Series event that was to be held on Friday night will also be made up next week, on September 21.

Circumstances createad by the rains have now set up what will be a can't-miss event at Williams Grove Speedway on September 21 as the oval hosts complete programs for both the 410 and 358 sprints along with both make up feature events.

Starting time on September 21 has been moved to 7 pm.

Due to all qualifying being completed on September 14, rainchecks will not be honored at any future racing events.

Before the rains on Friday night, as the 410 sprint Hamilton Tribute feature began, second starter Greg Hodnett had taken the lead while fourth starter Lance Dewease raced up to second.

But before the entire first lap could be completed, a seven-car fracas unfolded in the fourth turn involving the cars of Adam Wilt, Chase Dietz, Jim Siegel, Jared Esh, Kyle Moody, Freddie Rahmer and Cory Haas.

And then while awaiting a return to action following accident clean up, persistent and moderate rainfall soaked the track, forcing postponement of the balance of the night’s racing.

Heats for the 410 sprints went to Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe and Chad Trout with the consolation race going to Robbie Kendall.

Fast time was set by TJ Stutts with a lap of 16.521 seconds.

Heats for the 358 sprints went to Matt Findley, Cody Keller and Gregg Foster.

 

 

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Port Royal Speedway

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World Of Outlaws To Sanction 51st Annual, $51,000 To Win Port Royal Tuscarora 50

Make-up Tuscarora 50 part of two-day Oct. 26/27 WoO weekend including Nittany Showdown

9/10/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The 51st annual Tuscarora 50 sanctioned by the World of Outlaws is set to hit Port Royal Speedway coming up Saturday evening, October 27, 2018.

After a rainout of the $51,000 to win, 51st annual event took place on September 8, speedway and World of Outlaws officials have worked together over the last 36 hours to put together a huge one-of-a-kind Port Royal program for the ages.

Friday October 26 will still feature the previously scheduled Nittany Showdown paying $8,000 to win for the World of Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse event.

But then on Saturday, Packer’s Concessions and Ramsey’s Car Wash & Garage will present the 51st annual World of Outlaws Tuscarora 50, paying $51,000 to win out of a one-day sprint car purse worth over $106,000.

The Saturday Tuscarora 50 will carry a raindate of Sunday, October 28.

The Nittany Showdown, originally schedule as a two-day event this year, will now return to its previous one-day $8,000-to-win format on Friday, October 26th, followed by the $51,000-to-win special-format Tuscarora 50 on Saturday for a spectacular Port Royal Speedway Season Finale Weekend.

Raincheck wristbands and reserved seats from the rained out September 8 program will be honored for the October 27 Tuscarora 50 program sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.

The raincheck wristbands and reserved seats will be honored for the October 27 racing program ONLY.

Fans wishing to obtain reserved seats for the Friday program still need to purchase them online via www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets .

Reserved seats for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 program, a limited number of which are still available, must be purchased via the speedway office and are expected to go on sale the week of September 17. Orders can be placed by phone by calling 717.527.4414.

Further details about this huge Port Royal and World of Outlaws sprint car event are still being determined however speedway officials wanted to inform all fans in attendance on September 8 of the make-up plan as soon as possible.

Last Saturday, 53 cars were pitside for the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway when rains hit just after qualifying time trials had been completed. In hopes of completing the program on Sunday, the slated rain date, speedway officials forged ahead with plans to conduct the event on September 9. However, rains overnight and through the morning on Sunday forced another cancellation.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has competed at the Speed Palace for the past four consecutive years, with nine-time defending Series Champion Donny Schatz scoring the win last year, Pennsylvania native and full-time World of Outlaw Logan Schuchart scoring the dominant win in 2016, this year’s Knoxville Nationals Champion Brad Sweet taking the checkers in 2015, and Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith scoring the upset victory in 2014.

Meanwhile, if Lance Dewease wins the Tuscarora again on October 27 in the Don Kreitz No. 69K, it will make Kreitz the winningest car owner in Tuscarora 50 history with six under his belt. He is currently in a tie with other five-time owner winners Al Hamilton and Bob Weikert. Kreitz got three as an owner/driver and currently has a pair with Dewease as driver.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

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Inaugural World Series of Dirt Racing Slated For October 11-14

Huge Event Draws Closer; Will Be Held At Selinsgrove Speedway

Myerstown, PA - The month of October is typically stocked with big, end of the season races. In 2018, there will be a new addition to the list of big money events...and this one will knock your socks off!

Action Track USA's Rich Tobias and Doug Rose are teaming up with Selinsgrove Speedway to present the first World Series of Dirt Racing presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear from October 11 - 14, and it will be contested on the big, fast Selinsgrove half-mile as well as the smaller Selinsgrove Raceway Park.

This monster event will be a dirt racing fan's dream, as practically every division that competes on clay will be part of the World Series of Dirt Track Racing. Two different classes of Sprint Cars - 410's and 360's - will be on the docket along with the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, the 602 Modifieds, the Super Late Models, and Street Stocks. And, in an unprecedented venture, Tobias and Rose are also adding the AMA Flat Track Motorcycles to the mega-card of motorsports merriment.

While the big cars and bikes will do battle on the ultra fast half mile oval, the immensely popular small car divisions have not been forgotten by the organizers of the WSoDR. Friday and Saturday night, October 12 & 13, will see the Action Track USA Hyper Racing 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots competing on the racey bullring known as Selinsgrove Raceway Park on the inside of the big track. Joining them will be various classes of Karts and the AMA Kids' Classes. Each day's ticket is actually a day/night combo, allowing spectators to enjoy both big track and small track activities for one price.

Tobias and Rose envision more than 300 cars in the pits and on the speedway's during the course of the weekend. The total purse will be well over $100,000, with big dollars on the line for each division. "With the money that will be up for grabs and all the different classes in action during the weekend, fans can expect to see many of the top names in local and national motorsports," said Rose. "And several drivers are taking advantage of this unique opportunity to enter multiple classes." Chauffeurs who have already indicated their intent to compete in more than one class include Steve Buckwalter, Matt Westfall, Greg Hodnett, and Lucas Wolfe.

Enhancements to the facility began last fall and winter, with many of the projects geared toward the World Series of Dirt Racing. For example, the infield was readied for camping, which will be permitted in the spacious infield during the weekend extravaganza. There will also be a tent area for camping outside turns three and four. A midway is planned for the area behind the grandstands, with a plethora of vendors and displays for the fans' perusal.

The tentative schedule for the WSoDR will have various activities occurring day and night for fans' enjoyment. Thursday, October 11 is move-in day for campers and competitors. On Friday the 12th, the Super Late Models, 360 Sprints, and SpeedSTRs will qualify, as will the AMA Motorcycles. Those divisions will race on Saturday afternoon, as all of the weekend's activity on the half-mile oval will take place from noon to 5 p.m. One of Saturday's highlights will be the Wayne Subaru World Series 100 for the SpeedSTRs presented by BusinessLinkPrint.com, featuring live pit stops and a $10,000 paycheck going to the winner.

Following Saturday afternoon's competition, the Lias Tire/American Racer Tires 602 Modifieds and Street Stocks will qualify. They will race, along with the 410 Sprint Cars, on Sunday afternoon.

As mentioned, the wingless 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots, along with the Karts and AMA Kids' Classes, will spray the clay on Friday and Saturday evening on the competitive Selinsgrove Raceway Park bullring. These events will permit fans and other racers to sit back and enjoy some intense wheel-to-wheel action presented by the stars of tomorrow and the very best throttle-jockeys in their respective divisions.

Additional information regarding this colossal event, including ticket prices and the daily order of events, can be found at www.worldseriesofdirtracing.com and the World Series of Dirt Facebook page (Facebook.com/World Series of Dirt).

 

 

Williams Grove Hosts Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic 410 Sprint Qualifier Friday

358 sprints compete in Mahoney's Summer Series

9/9/18

Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway returns to action this Friday, September 14 at 7:30 pm with The Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars paying $5,077 to win as part of the 2018 Hoosier Diamond Series.

Presented by Planet Fitness, the winner of the Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier will earn a guaranteed starting spot in the upcoming Lincoln Speedway Dirt Classic.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also on the September 14 racing card, featured in another Mahoney’s Plumbing and Heating Summer Series event boasting an increased purse.

Time trials for the 410 sprints will begin at 7: 30 pm.

Prior to the racing action, as a tribute to Hall of Fame car owner Al Hamilton and his famed No. 77 sprint car, several of his former drivers will be on hand for a meet and greet in the infield from 6 – 7 pm.

Drivers expected to be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs along with Hamilton himself include: Todd Shaffer, Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Fred Rahmer, Dave Calaman, Ed Zirkle, Steve Siegel, Aaron Ott and Keith Kauffman.

A live Facebook broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV with Hamilton and some of his drivers will also take place from 6 – 7 pm.

Adult general admission for the show is $18 with students ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10.

Keep up to 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 and Twitter

 

 

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Port Royal Speedway

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Wagner, Rine & Garman Secure Port Royal Titles

9/9/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The close of the Juniata County Fair on September 8 has also brought an end to competitive point racing for three track titles at Port Royal Speedway with Logan Wagner, Jeff Rine and Derick Garman all claiming track crowns.

Wagner, of Harrisonville, claimed the 2018 Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprint car track title on Friday night with a 10th place run in the All Stars Night Before The 50 event.

Wagner scored a pair of wins on the season at Port Royal during his first full-time season as a sprint car pilot aboard his inaugural season at the wheel of the famous Zemco No. 1 sprint car.

Jeff Rine of Danville ended up winning the 2018 River Valley Builders super late model point title in style, by claiming the last event of the season on Friday night to end the oval season with five victories.

The 2018 track crown is the first of the veteran’s career at the Juniata County Port Royal oval although he does own two titles at Bedford Speedway and an even dozen crowns at Selinsgrove Speedway in Snyder County.

Derick Garman of Elliottsburg claimed the Gray’s Insurance econo late model series title.

Garman recorded two wins on the season on his way to the track crown.

Two Port Royal Speedway track titles still remain to be decided in October.

Title holders will be determined in the Creasy Signs 305 sprint series and the Juniata Junction xtreme stocks.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

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Freddie Rahmer Outruns Tim Shaffer For Port Royal All Stars Nite Before The 50

Hodnett surrenders point title to Wagner, Rine wins late model main and crown

9/7/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Salfordville’s Freddie Rahmer won his first career Port Royal Speedway sprint car main in the All Star Circuit of Champions Night Before The 50 on Friday night at the historic oval.

Rahmer’s win came only after holding off the repeated attempts of Tim Shaffer to steal the victory, worth $5,000.

The race for the 2018 sprint car track title took a cataclysmic turn for point leader Greg Hodnett during the event when he destroyed his car in the first dash race and then was forced to turn to a back up car, which refused to fire for the feature event.

This saw Hodnett forfeit any feature points he may have earned and saw Logan Wagner secure the 2018 track title in what was a drastic turn of events during the affair.

The super late model main saw Danville’s Jeff Rine surge to his fifth win of the season, which in turn secured him a first-ever Port Royal track title.

Shaffer and Rahmer began the 30-lap Night Before The 50 event on the front row but the first start was called back when fourth starter Trey Strarks stopped on the track.

Shaffer, of Aliquippa, zoomed into the lead on the ensuring start with Rahmer and Ryan Smith giving chase.

Shaffer entered traffic on the seventh tour of the event and Rahmer was close enough to strike, which he did on the ninth lap.

The pair raced back to the stripe with Rahmer taking an inches advantage at the line, the equivalent of .008 seconds to be exact.

Seconds later, the caution flag unfurled, bunching the field with Shaffer taking a stab to reclaim the to spot on the restart.

Shaffer got another chance for a turn one dive for the lead on another restart with 12 away but again Rahmer had just enough momentum around the top of the turns to pull back ahead of Shaffer onto the backstretch.

Traffic again became a factor on the 18th lap but again the yellow flag slowed the hectic pace with 10 laps to go. .

The restart saw Shaffer again making a swoop for control only to watch Rahmer jet back around while Ryan Smith and Lance Dewease raced for third and fourth respectively.

The race was one lap from the finish when a final yellow flag appeared that then turned to red for refueling.

And again, Shaffer let it all hang out on the green-white-checker restart only to again come up short, giving Rahmer his first Port Royal win in what has been only limited career starts at the track.

Rahmer’s margin of victory was .830 seconds over Shaffer, Smith, Brock Zearfoss and Dewease.

Sixth through 10th went to Lucas Wolfe, Brian Brown, Paul McMahan, Aaron Reutzel and Logan Wagner.

Reutzel also destroyed a car in a tandem flip with Hodnett in the first dash and he too competed in the main in a back up car, moving from 23rd starting spot up to ninth, to earn the Hard Charger Award.

Heats went to Jared Esh, Reutzel, Robbie Kendall, Rahmer and Anthony Fiore.

Dashes went to Shaffer and Rahmer with Rahmer setting a new four-lap track record in the second dash, posting a time of 1:03.956.

Gio Scelzi won the B Main and set a new 12-lap track record of 3:15.726.

The C Main was won by Mike Wagner.

Lance Dewease set overall fast time with a lap of 15.347 seconds.

There was 46 cars in competition.

The 22-lap super late model main saw Bryan Bernheisel lead from the pole to enter traffic with a commanding advantage on the ninth tour.

The first caution flag of the race appeared on lap 10 with Gene Knaub, Jeff Rine and Dylan Yoder following for the restart.

But the restart saw Bernheisel jump the cushion and bite the outside turn two fence, taking himself out of the race.

This handed the lead to Knaub who watched as Rine jetted by on the ensuring restart to take command.

Yoder blasted under Knaub for second on the 14th lap in an effort to keep his title hopes alive after entering the race as the point leader.

But Rine would drive uncontested to his fifth win of the season and his first place finish was enough to sneak by Yoder for the point lead and resulting track crown.

Yoder finished second in the feature by .833 seconds and second in the point’s chase.

After starting 17th, Andy Haus raced up to third, followed by Ralph Morgan Jr. and Kyle Lee.

Sixth through 10th went to Knaub, Roy Deese Jr., Tim Smith Jr., Marvin Winters and Shaun Jones.

Heats went to Morgan, Hayes Mattern and Bernheisel.

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Results:

9/7/18

410 Sprints:

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.450; 2. 1-Logan Wagner, 15.506; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.645; 4. 33-Jared Esh, 15.663; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.804; 6. 3H-Matt Campbell, 15.936; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.936; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 16.080; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.145; 10. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.155

Group (B)

1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.347; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.423; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.434; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 15.450; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.623; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.645; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.890; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 16.977; 9. 39-Eric Parker, 99.180

Group (C)

1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.523; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.538; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts, 15.669; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 15.701; 5. 39H-Cory Haas, 15.720; 6. 35S-Justin Henderson, 15.744; 7. 44H-Joey Hershey, 15.788; 8. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.923; 9. 75-Nicole Bower, 15.991

Group (D)

1. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 15.572; 2. 2-AJ Flick, 15.621; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.660; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 15.746; 5. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.767; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.798; 7. 29-Jason Shultz, 15.887; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.916; 9. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.926

Group (E)

1. 5-Dylan Cisney, 15.608; 2. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 15.692; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth, 15.761; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore, 15.820; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 15.864; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.086; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.182; 8. 51-John Garvin, 16.315; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.514


Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 33-Jared Esh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 3H-Matt Campbell [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [10]; 9. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8]


Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 8. 39-Eric Parker [9]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]


Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 55K-Robbie Kendall [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 4. 35S-Justin Henderson [6]; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 6. 39H-Cory Haas [5]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 44H-Joey Hershey [7]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]


Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 6. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [9]; 7. 29-Jason Shultz [7]; 8. 55-Mike Wagner [5]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]


Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [4]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [3]; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 2. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 4. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 4. 33-Jared Esh [4]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]


C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 44H-Joey Hershey [2]; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [7]; 4. 75-Nicole Bower [6]; 5. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 7. 51-John Garvin [4]; 8. 39-Eric Parker [5]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 7. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 8. 39H-Cory Haas [7]; 9. 3H-Matt Campbell [9]; 10. 29-Jason Shultz [11]; 11. 70-Dave Blaney [12]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 14. 55-Mike Wagner [16]; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski [15]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 17. 44H-Joey Hershey [17]

A-Main (30 Laps)

1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease [9]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [19]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [10]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [20]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [23]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [14]; 11. 3G-Carson Macedo [22]; 12. 35S-Justin Henderson [17]; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney [12]; 14. 11T-TJ Stutts [13]; 15. 55-Mike Wagner [25]; 16. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah [21]; 18. 21M-Brian Montieth [6]; 19. 91-Anthony Fiore [3]; 20. 2-AJ Flick [15]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [24]; 22. 5T-Tyler Reeser [26]; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]; 24. 38-Steve Buckwalter [16]; 25. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 26. 71-Gio Scelzi [18];

DNS: 27-Greg Hodnett [27]

Late model feature, 22 laps: 1. 1 Jeff Rine, 2. Dylan Yoder, 3. Andy Haus, 4. Ralph Morgan Jr., 5. Kyle Lee, 6. Gene Knaub, 7. Roy Deese Jr., 8. Tim Smith Jr., 9. Marvin Winters, 10. Shaun Jones, 11. Robbie Black, 12. Dave Brouse Jr., 13. Reese Masiello, 14. Chad Myers, 15. Austin Berry, 16. Mike Lupfer, 17. Hayes Mattern, 18. Bryan Bernheisel, 19. Coleby Frye, 20. Matt Parks, 21, Jeff Johnson

DNS: Scott Flickinger, Kody Lyter, Jim Yoder

 

 

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Mav TV Motorsports Network To Air Both Nights Of Port Royal Tuscarora 50 Action

9/4/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The Mav TV Motorsports Network has announced that it will now air both nights of this weekends All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints Tuscarora 50 action at Port Royal Speedway.

Mav TV crews will arrive within the next 36 hours to begin setup at the historic oval.

The network will record and compile two complete programs for air based on both the Friday, September 7, Night Before The 50 and then the Saturday, September 8, 51st annual, $51,000 to win Tuscarora 50 itself.

Airdate for the Friday night program coverage is slated for October 14 at 8 pm while the Saturday Tuscarora 50 program will air one week later on October 21 at 8 pm.

Check your local cable and satellite provider listings for Mav TV channels and availability.

This weekends Tuscarora action will also be aired live on SpeedShift TV each night.

Visit www.speedshifttv.com for details on how to purchase the broadcast.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

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Tidy Tuscarora Tidbits To Toss Together

9/4/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. –

It’s This Weekend ~

This Friday and Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway will be one of the biggest sprint car races in the country with both nights sanctioned by the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints. Saturday night’s 51st annual Tuscarora 50 for sprints will pay 51,000 to win out of a total purse worth more than $106,000. Friday night action will find the All Stars sprints competing in a 30-lapper for $5,000 to win. Friday’s show is presented by former area promoter Tedd Reitz while Saturday’s 50 is sponsored by Packer’s Concessions and Ramsey’s Car Wash & Garage.

And You Pay How Much ~

Friday adult general admission is set at $30 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $15 while pit entry is $40. Saturday’s prices are set at $35 for adults and 20 for students with pits priced at $45. Reserved seat admissions for Saturday are $40.

Need A Seat ~

Reserved grandstand seats are available for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 only. Call 717.527.4414 to get your seat now at a price of $40, regardless of age.

Down To The Wire ~

The 2018 Port Royal sprint car and super late model track titles will be decided on Friday night with Greg Hodnett going into the event as the sprint point leader and Dylan Yoder entering the final late model race on Friday on top of the standings. The econo late model titlist will be decided on Saturday night with Derick Garman currently on top the points.

Watch It ~

Both nights of Tuscarora 50 action will be carried live on SpeedShift TV while Saturday’s Tuscarora 50 itself will be taped for airing in October on MAV TV.

Time Is Money ~

Sprintcarunlimited.com is paying $500 as the Fast Time Award in the Saturday 50. Packer’s Concessions will pay $200 for fast time on Friday night.

Up For Grabs ~

Three awards to be given out at the Saturday 50 will be the Lucas Snyder Tough Luck Award worth a minimum of $200, the Bob Bergstresser Hard Charger award worth $500 and the 20th annual Will Gamble Determination Award worth a minimum of $300.

Get There On Time ~

Gates will open and ticket sales will begin at 4 pm on Friday night while ticket sales will start at 11 am on Saturday. Saturday gates will open at 1 pm. Racing both nights is at 7 pm.

Record To Be Broken ~

If Lance Dewease can somehow win the Tuscarora again on Saturday night in the Don Kreitz No. 69K, it will make Kreitz the winningest car owner in Tuscarora 50 history with six under his belt. He is currently in a tie with other five-time owner winners Al Hamilton and Bob Weikert. Kreitz got three as an owner/driver and currently has a pair with Dewease as driver.

Riding A Hot Streak ~

Coming into the weekend’s Port Royal All Stars Tuscarora races, Lance Dewease is riding an All Stars Port Royal hot streak. Dewease has won the last five oval All Stars shows in a row, going back to the 50 itself in 2016. He then won in April of 2017, swept both 2017 Tuscarora races and won in April of this season.

A Free Gift ~

Some 2000 free MAV TV lanyards will be given to fans as they enter the gates starting at 3 pm on Saturday.

Just How Many Is The Question ~

Last year whopping fields of sprint cars numbering in the mid 60’s entered action both nights. Fields numbering in at least the 50’s seem reasonable to expect for this year.

Park It & Ride ~

Acres and acres of free parking will be around the event this weekend. The usual large field located outside the fairgrounds at the end of eighth street will be open as usual and acres of additional free parking will be opened up for the weekend located at the end of Cross Street, which is a few blocks from the track, off of Eighth St. School busses will be helping shuttle fans to and from parking areas on Saturday night.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

 

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Port Royal Speedway

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Aaron Reutzel Tunes For Port Royal Tuscarora 50 With Labor Day Sprints Win

Fedder and Boozel take stock cars

9/3/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel tuned up for this weekend’s 51st annual Tuscarora 50 races at Port Royal Speedway on Monday afternoon to claim the 67th annual Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic for 410 sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway.

Reutzel and his No. 87 Mike Baughman owned team hit the road immediately following All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints action in Ohio on Sunday night and arrived at the Port Royal oval at 5 am on Monday morning just in time to pocket the $4,000 Labor Day loot.

In the 18-lap econo late model main, Tim Fedder of Newport claimed his first win of the year in the division while Eric Boozel picked up the four cylinder feature.

A fantastic field of 29 sprint cars entered action under the Port Royal Labor Day sun with three heats going to Reutzel, Greg Hodnett and Freddie Rahmer while Chase Dietz took the consolation race.

Reutzel ran from seventh to the win in his heat and drew the third starting spot for the 25-lap Labor Day Classic.

Polesitter TJ Stutts took the lead at the start of the main event with Reutzel charging up to second on the first lap.

Stutts would enter traffic with the lead on the sixth tour with Reutzel and Brock Zearfoss in tow.

Zearfoss too had made the trip straight from Ohio All Stars action on Sunday night to compete.

Reutzel took the lead from Stutts on the seventh tour but found Zearfoss surging at the same time and the Lonestar State driver found his run at the front short lived as Zearfoss motored by for the lead seconds later to be scored the commander with eight away.

Stutts then stopped on the track with a flat tire on the ninth lap, bunching the field.

Reutzel chased Zearfoss on the restart and for the next several laps, keeping him within sight while Greg Hodnett and defending Labor Day winner Danny Dietrich began moving forward.

At the halfway point Hodnett was up to third as the race again soon entered traffic, allowing Reutzel to track down the leader.

Reutzel used what was left of the ragged top edge, up near the turns one and two wall to gain speed on every circuit while the groove switched low in turns three and four.

Looking for redemption after a final turn loss to Dietrich last year, Zearfoss did his best to work through backmarkers during the final half of the race but with five laps to go, his car pushed up off of the fourth corner, opening up Reutzel’s money lane.

Reutzel pounced at the opening and took the lead at the stripe, moving up in front of Zearfoss as the pair brushed tail tank to front wing as they crossed the line.

Reutzel was not to be denied the victory, which was his second in the area after claiming an All Stars win at Grandview Speedway a few weeks ago.

His victory came by .591 seconds over Zearfoss with Hodnett, Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer completing the top five.

Sixth through 10th went to Mike Wagner, Lucas Wolfe, Logan Wagner, AJ Flick and Justin Barger.

Fedder led all 18 laps of the econo late model feature with Andrew Yoder in tow.

Two caution flags halted the pace on laps 10 and 14, allowing Devin Hart to move forward with him taking second from Yoder on lap 11.

Hart was unable to challenge Fedder however with the margin of victory at the finish coming in at 1.750 seconds.

Todd Snook rode home third followed by Yoder and Eric Hohol.

Twin heats went to Tim Krape and Yoder.

Eric Boozel wired the field for the win in the four cylinder feature to take the win over Ken Leonard, Lee Zook, Travis Brown and Devin Isler.

Heats went to Justin Williamson, Chris Anderson and Leonard.

Clair McMullen and Alex Keaton won a pair of demolition derbys to close out the scorching day of racing.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

Feature Finishes

9/3/18

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Aaron Reutzel, 2. Brock Zearfoss, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Mike Wagner, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Logan Wagner, 9. AJ Flick, 10. Justin Barger, 11. Joey Hershey, 12. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 13. Daryl Stimeling, 14. Jared Esh, 15. Justin Whittall, 16. TJ Stutts, 17. Chase Dietz, 18. Brett Michalski, 19. Brandon Matus, 20. Brent Matus, 21. Mike Walter II., 22. Kody Lehman, 23. Eric Parker, 24. John Garvin

DNQ: Colby Womer, Greg Plank, TJ Dehaven, Troy Fraker, George Streaker Jr.

Econo late models, 18 laps: 1. Tim Fedder, 2. Devin Hart, 3. Todd Snook, 4. Andrew Yoder, 5. Eric Hohol, 6. Ryan Walls, 7. Derick Garman, 8. Jakob Pipers, 9. Harold Ranck Jr., 10. Jason Davis, 11. John Myers, 12. Tim Krape, 13. Roger Beasom, 14. Ethan Beasom, 15. Cory Lawler, 16. Jennae Pipers

DNS: Jared Fulkroad

Four cylinders, 15 laps: 1. Eric Boozel, 2. Kent Leonard, 3. Lee Zook, 4. Travis Brown, 5. Devin Iser, 6. Bruce Betres, 7. Zack Moist, 8. Tim Campbell, 9. Matt Chronister, 10. Dan Betres, 11. Tony Hubler, 12. Fred Ruming, 13. Sam Creveling, 14. Jeff Foster, 15. Bryan Rigitz, 16. Kolten Wagner, 17. Derek Iser, 18. Adam Campbell, 19. Tim Raup, 20. Chris Anderson, 21. Justin Williamson, 22. Travis Semple, 23. Zack Wright, 24. Brad Beattly, 25. Michael Brouse, 26. Daryl Sip

 


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