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Monday, May 25, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

MONTIETH DOMINATES AS LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO RACING

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, May 30, 2020 (7:30 PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (May 25, 2020) – Brian Montieth led wire to wire to claim the $5,000 prize in the first sprint car race at Lincoln Speedway after a 72 hiatus. Track management announced Lincoln’s return to racing on Friday evening along with new precautions and procedures in place to assist those in attendance with social distancing and staying safe. Fans in the grandstands were seated by security and every other row was taped off. Hand sanitizing stations were placed throughout venue and the infield viewing area was expanded to allow fans to spread out and social distance.

Montieth started on the pole of the 35-lap feature with Ryan Smith lined up on the outside of the front row.

When the green flag dropped Montieth took the lead with Tim Shaffer charging to second from his third place starting spot. Smith settled into third with Steve Buckwalter challenging him for the spot.

Chad Trout was working hard to hold off TJ Stutts as he challenged him for his fifth place position.

Shaffer was not letting Montieth out of his sight and challenged him for the lead in turns 1 and 2 but Montieth would gain back his advantage on the back stretch.

Jim Siegel brought out the first caution of the race on lap 6 as he fell off the pace and came to a stop on the front stretch.

Shaffer was within striking distance of Montieth and had closed his lead to .683 seconds as they were approaching lapped traffic when the yellow came out.

Montieth led Shaffer, Smith, Buckwalter and Trout to the cone for a single file restart.

Montieth got a good jump on the start and drove through the middle of turns 1 and 2 with Shaffer running the bottom as they pulled away from the rest of the field.

The red flag came out on lap 9 when Robbie Kendall spun in turn 2 as he was battling Trout for sixth. Kendall collected AJ Flick with Flick ending up on his side. Kendall was able to rejoin the field after using the 2 minute work period to make repairs.

Montieth set the pace and led Shaffer, Smith, Buckwalter and Stutts on the restart. Montieth pulled away from Shaffer in turns 1 and 2 but Shaffer was able to make up time running the bottom in turns 3 and 4.

As Shaffer was tracking down Montieth, Stutts was all over Buckwalter for the fourth spot.

With Montieth running the top and Shaffer working the bottom the leaders caught lapped traffic on lap 14.

Shaffer was closing in on Montieth as they worked through traffic but a lapped car running the same line as Shaffer gave him trouble allowing Montieth to get his lead over 1 second.

Just as Montieth was pulling away from Shaffer he encountered the lapped car of Kendall who he struggled to get around. Shaffer was able to get Montieth’s lead back under 1 second as he worked on getting by Kendall.

Once Montieth got by Kendall it was Shaffer’s turn again to struggle with lapped traffic and Monteith grew his lead to over 1.5 seconds.

Montieth’s lead was erased when the caution came out again on lap 29. Gerard McIntyre Jr. spun out in turn 2 and in an attempt to keep running ended up doing some 360 spins. During his spinning McIntyre collected both Shaffer and Smith who were running second and third, respectively.

Smith rejoined the field, but Shaffer and McIntyre’s nights were over. Brandon Rahmer also went to the pits ending his night.

With the second and third place cars out of the running the top five on the restart were Montieth, Buckwalter, Lance Dewease Freddie Rahmer and Chase Dietz. Rahmer had made his way to fourth from his 21st starting spot.

Freddie ran the top and got by Dewease for third and quickly went to work on Buckwalter for second. As the two battled for second on lap 32, contact was made coming out of turn 4 and Rahmer ended up with his front end in the front stretch wall, ending his impressive run and bringing out the yellow flag.

With Rahmer out of the mix Montieth led Buckwalter, Dewease, Stutts and Dietz on the final restart of the race. Montieth paced the field and got an excellent jump on the restart. Running the high side is Montieth’s bread and butter and he had a 1.364 lead in just one lap over Buckwalter.

Montieth took the checkered flag 1.789 seconds ahead of Buckwalter. Dewease held on for third, Stutts crossed the line fourth and Anthony Macri finished fifth from his 14th starting spot to earn the hard charger award.

Monday night’s non-points event followed the PA Speedweek format and started off with time trials for the 49 cars in attendance. The field was split into two qualifying groups with Lance Dewease setting overall quick time with a lap of 13.309 seconds.

Heat winners were Tim Shaffer, Brian Montieth, TJ Stutts and Steve Buckwalter.

This Saturday, May 30, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 and 358 sprint cars. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Monday, May 25, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($5,000); 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease; 4. 11-TJ Stutts; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 72-Ryan Smith; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 35-Chad Layton; 13. 15-Adam Wilt; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 15. 0-Rick Lafferty; 16. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 17. 99-Kyle Moody; 18. 19M-Landon Myers; 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 20. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 21. 28-Tim Shaffer (DNF); 22. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr. (DNF); 23. 2-AJ Flick (DNF); 24. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-35)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 28-Tim Shaffer; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 45-Jeff Halligan; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 10. 44-Dylan Norris; 11. u1-Billy Heltzel; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNS); 13. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 5. 99-Kyle Moody; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty; 7. 91-Tony Fiore; 8. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 9. 12-Brent Shearer; 10. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 5a-Zachary Allman; 12. 3-Todd Gracey

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 11-TJ Stutts; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 19M-Landon Myers; 6. 2-AJ Flick; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton; 8. 40-George Hobaugh; 9. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 10. 12-Robert Ballou (DNF); 11. 5-Dylan Cisney (DNF); 12. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 2. 75-Chase Dietz; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 35-Chad Layton; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 66-Doug Hammaker; 9. 35o-Steve Owings; 10. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni; 11. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 12. 39-Cale Thomas (DNF)

410 Sprint C-main (10 laps) - 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 12-Robert Ballou; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard; 4. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 7. 5a-Zachary Allman; 8. u1-Billy Heltzel; 9. 3-Todd Gracey (DNF); 10. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 11. 5-Dylan Cisney (DNS)

410 Sprint B-main (12 laps) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 2-AJ Flick; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty; 5. 45-Jeff Halligan; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton; 8. 5-Tyler Ross; 9. 12-Rober Ballou; 10. 91-Tony Fiore; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher; 12. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 13. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 14. 40-George Hobaugh; 15. 66-Doug Hammaker; 16. 44-Dylan Norris; 17. 35o-Steve Owings; 18. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 19. 39-Cale Thomas (DNF); 20. 12-Brent Shearer (DNF)

410 Flight 1 Time Trial Results 1. 69K-Lance Dewease 13.308*; 2. 72-Ryan Smith 13.311; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.337; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe 13.491; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall 13.501; 6. 21-Brian Montieth 13.524; 7. 28-Tim Shaffer 13.629; 8. 07-Gerard McIntyre 13.666; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.702; 10. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 13.722; 11. 15-Adam Wilt 13.751; 12. 12-Brent Shearer 13.765; 13. 59-Jim Siegel 13.840; 14. 0-Rick Lafferty 13.854; 15. 45-Jeff Halligan 13.865; 16. 91-Tony Fiore 13.886; 17. 19-Troy Wagaman 13.905; 18. 99-Kyle Moody 13.906; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher 13.935; 20. 9-Dalton Dietrich 13.994; 21. 49H-Bradley Howard 14.121; 22. 3-Todd Gracey 14.165; 23. 44-Dylan Norris 14.197; 24. 5A-Zachary Allman 15.188; 25. u1-Billy Heltzel 15.361

410 Flight 2 Time Trial Results 1. 1X-Chad Trout 13.619; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter 13.620; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich 13.646; 4. 39-Cale Thomas 13.777; 5. 11-TJ Stutts 13.779; 6. 87-Alan Krimes 13.813; 7. 19M-Landon Myers 13.833; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.837; 9. 2-AJ Flick 13.855; 10. 75-Chase Dietz 13.894; 11. 12-Rober Ballou 13.896; 12. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 13.948; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri 13.958; 14. 5E-Tim Wagaman 13.960; 15. 5-Dylan Cisney 14.011; 16. 5-Tyler Ross 14.016; 17. 14T-Tyler Walton 14.086; 18. 35o-Steve Owings 14.138; 19. 40-George Hobaugh 14.151; 20. 35-Chad Layton 14.186; 21. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.434; 22. 66-Doug Hammaker 14.473; 23. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 14.580; 24. 59s-Steve Wilbur 14.601

*overall quick time

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
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Selinsgrove Speedway To Open Season Friday & Saturday With “Breakout Weekend”

410 sprints and super late models headline programs

5/25/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will open its 2020 season with a “Breakout Weekend” coming up this Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30 featuring the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars on Friday night and the super late models on Saturday night.

Presented by Slivinski Law Offices of Selinsgrove and Middleburg, Friday’s show including time trials for the Modern Heritage 410s will begin at 8 pm with gates opening to general admission fans at 5:30 pm. The A & A Auto Stores roadrunners are also on the Friday racing program. The 25-lap sprint car main will pay $4,000 to win and $400 to start. The event carries a raindate of Sunday night, May 31 at 7 pm.

Saturday’s super late model and Apache Tree Service 305 sprint car show will get underway at 7 pm with gates opening at 4 pm. The super lates will race for $4,000 to win as well in a 30-lap feature.

Snyder County, where Selinsgrove Speedway is located, will be in the state’s announced Green Phase this coming weekend, when oval officials will wave the first green flag of the season.

Everyone in attendance at each show will be required to sign a waiver before entering the track acknowledging the risks involved in attending a large event during the COVID-19 pandemic. The waiver is available on Selinsgrove’s website, www.selinsgrovespeedway.com, and fans are encouraged to bring a signed copy of the wavier with them to limit contact with track employees upon arrival.

Due to social distancing guidelines the speedway will only be permitted to open to fans at a limited capacity. Entry will take place on a first come, first serve basis. Both shows will be available for live pay per view streaming on www.thecushion.com.

A reserved seat gate will open at 5 pm Friday and at 3:30 pm on Saturday, before general admission gates open. During that time track officials will work with seat holders to find their seats in the grandstands. Reserved seat holders will be required to show their reserved seat card in order to gain early entry.

The track will have a limited number of masks available for purchase at the novelty stand. Promoters are taking precautionary measures to ensure a safe environment for fans, participants and employees as they make the return to racing. If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and/or are not feeling well, we ask that you please stay home.

Fans are encouraged to bring exact change with them as an additional measure to limit contact points at the ticket booths. Ticket pricing both nights is $20 for general admission, $10 for students (12-17 with ID) and $30 for a pit pass. Concession stands will be operating, offering a limited menu.

Fans are encouraged to wear a mask, social distance, follow CDC guidelines, bring a signed copy of the waiver and use exact change when possible. There will be NO RE-ENTRY at either the grandstand or pit gates. The pit gate will be closed when racing starts each night.

For all the latest speedway news and information visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Facebook or Twitter.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION:

FRIDAY, MAY 29 – 8PM
RAIN DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 31 – 7PM

410 Sprint Cars - 25 Laps - $4,000 To Win!

Roadrunners – 12 Laps - $300 To Win!

Grandstand & Pit Gates Open: 5:30PM

Sprint Car Engine Starts: 7PM

Sprint Car Time Trials: 7:45PM

Admission: Adults: $20; Students (12-17): $10; Kids 11 & Under: FREE; Pit Passes: $30

410 Sprint Car Purse May 29, 2020: 1) $4,000 2) $1,700 3) $1,250 4) $1,150 5) $950 6) $800 7) $700 8) $600 9) $550 10) $500 11) $450 12) $425 13-24) $400

TOW: $75

SATURDAY, MAY 30 – 7PM

Super Late Models – 30 Laps - $4,000 To Win!

PASS 305 Sprint Cars – 20 Laps - $300 To Win!

Grandstand & Pit Gates Open: 4PM

Engine Starts: 6:15PM

Qualifying: 7PM

Admission: Adults: $20; Students (12-17): $10; Kids 11 & Under: FREE; Pit Passes: $30

Super Late Model Purse May 30, 2020: 1) $4,000 2) $1,700 3) $1,250 4) $1,150 5) $950 6) $800 7) $700 8) $600 9) $550 10) $500 11) $450 12) $425 13-24) $400

TOW: $75


~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

Lincoln Speedway to Resume Racing on Memorial Day

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 Abbottstown, PA (May 22, 2020) – After nine weeks of lying dormant, Lincoln Speedway will once again hear the roar of 410 engines and the smell of methanol on Monday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. The 410 sprint car only show will be open to fans with gates opening at 4:00 p.m. (pit gates open at 3:30 p.m.) and hot laps at 6:30 p.m. The 35-lap feature will pay $5,000 to win and $400 to start.

“We are excited to bring racing back to Central PA after two months of empty tracks and stands. We encourage fans to wear masks, practice social distancing and follow CDC guidelines,” said Jerry Parrish.

Everyone in attendance at Monday’s event will be required to sign a waiver before entering the track acknowledging the risks involved in attending a large event during the COVID-19 pandemic. The waiver is available on Lincoln’s website, www.lincolnspeedway.com, and fans are encouraged to bring a signed copy of the wavier with them to limit contact with track employees upon arrival. Every fan in attendance will receive a token to bring along to future races verifying they have already filled out the COVID-19 waiver. [Direct link to waiver: http://lincolnspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Lincoln-COVID-Waiver-5.25.2020.pdf]

Due to social distancing guidelines the speedway will only be permitted to open to fans at a limited capacity. Track management has added two additional viewing areas for general admission ticket holders. The first is in turns 1 and 2 in the infield and the second is outside of turn 1 in the bleachers.

A plan is in place to accommodate reserved seat holders and social distancing guidelines. A reserved seat holder gate will open at 3:00 p.m. on either side of the track, an hour before general admission gates open. In that hour track employees will work with reserved seat holders on finding a seat in the grandstands that adheres to the social distancing guidelines in place. Reserved seat holders will be required to show their reserved seat card for early entrance.

The track will have a limited number of masks available for purchase at the novelty stand. Promoters are taking precautionary measures to ensure a safe environment for fans, participants and employees as they make the return to racing. If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and/or are not feeling well, we ask that you please stay home. Fans not able to attend the race can catch all of the action on SpeedShiftTV.

Fans are encouraged to bring exact change with them as an additional measure to limit contact points at the ticket booths. Ticket pricing is $20 for general admission, $10 for students (12-17 with ID) and $30 for a pit pass. Lincoln concession stands will be closed. There will be food and beverages available for purchase at the track.

Lincoln Speedway’s return to racing on Monday, May 25 will kick off with time trials at 7:00 p.m. Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and grandstand gates are set to open at 4:00 p.m. The 410 sprint car only show will pay $5,000 to win and $400 to take the green flag. Pricing is $20 for general admission, $10 for students (12-17 with ID) and $30 for a pit pass. Fans are encouraged to wear a mask, social distance, follow CDC guidelines, bring a signed copy of the waiver and use exact change when possible.

Located in Abbottstown, PA, the 3/8th-mile high-banked clay oval has been a staple in professional auto racing for over 60 years. The Pigeon Hills oval is one of several famed Central Pennsylvania racetracks which represent the toughest, most competitive weekly sprint car racing in the nation. A family fun night to be had by all who visit the famed Lincoln Speedway!

 

 

Williams Grove Looking Toward Resumption Of Racing

5/17/20

Mechanicsburg – Despite the recent announcement by USAC to cancel its swing through the east including the Silver Crown Series program slated for Williams Grove Speedway, the track continues to plan on hosting racing action on June 12 including the 410 sprint cars.

Williams Grove Speedway is looking toward a resumption of racing as soon as state and Cumberland County officials green light racing action.

The speedway is currently evaluating the possibility of rescheduling the May World of Outlaws dates later this season and it has already decided to conduct racing on Friday night, August 14 with divisions to be determined in place of what was originally a dark night on the schedule.

In addition, oval officials are considering adding dates to the schedule that would see racing continue later into the season beyond the National Open.

Wiliams Grove Speedway hopes to see drivers and fans very soon as racing resumes.

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 ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

State Will Not Work With Selinsgrove Speedway, Refuses To Allow Racing

May 16 Event Cancelled Per Governor’s Office, Oval Planning For Mid-Season Action

5/12/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – A late morning call Tuesday to State Representative David Rowe from the Pennsylvania Governor’s office has ended any hopes of racing in the near future at Selinsgrove Speedway and therefore the “Posse Unleashed” 410 sprint car, non-spectator, non-social special slated for this Saturday, May 16 has been cancelled.

Despite the best efforts of Representative Rowe and others in the legislature, no reasonable response could be achieved from the governor’s office that would permit racing at the speedway under the already installed state and CDC “aggressive mitigation” guidelines that the oval was fully instituting as a preventative measure against COVID-19.

“We are extremely disappointed at the heavy-handed approach and response by the governor’s office to our good business practices in an effort to race at the track,” says oval co-promoter Mike Heffner.

“Not only did the state lead us on a wild goose chase by approving our plans and then reversing course mid-stream which caused us significant financial loss, but then when faced with a reasonable and flexible request to see the event completed, the governor’s office simply refused to show any interest or workability in remedying the issue.”

“We are very dissatisfied with not only this decision but with how the entire situation was handled. It is a glaring example of failure in leadership by the state during this trying time,” Heffner summarized.

The cancellation of the event means that ALL entry fees previously collected for the event will be fully refunded by the speedway in the coming days.

Questions can be directed to promoter@selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Slated to be live streamed via pay per view on The Cushion, all pre-purchase event view tickets will be refunded by the broadcaster.

“We have no choice but to honor state directives in order to protect not only Selinsgrove Speedway and its future but to also protect DH & L Fire Company, the majority stakeholder in the facility,” says track General Manager Steve Inch.

“Both the speedway and the fire company are reliant in one way or another upon state awarded contracts, licenses and funding in order to keep operating and to lose that support would be devastating to both places in so many ways.”

Selinsgrove Speedway remains optimistic that it can and will see a return to racing action during mid-season and indeed plans are in place to see the historic oval resume action as soon as possible.

The speedway is currently evaluating a plan for hosting conservative practice sessions during the coming weeks and will make announcements about that plan in the near future.

For all the latest speedway news and information visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Facebook or Twitter.

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Selinsgrove Speedway Responds To Assertions It Didn’t Have State Approval To Race May 9, Issues Timeline Of Approval Process

5/9/20

Selinsgrove, Pa - As work continues by Selinsgrove Speedway officials and state representatives to clear the way for the oval to host “Posse Unleashed,” a non-social, non-public 410 sprint car event now slated for next Saturday, May 16, the speedway does stand in opposition to a public narrative put forward on May 8 by state officials that denies the fact that the oval ever received approval from the state to originally conduct the exciting event on May 9.

To that end, the speedway is happy to provide the following timeline and a description of the events that yielded approval from the state for the May 9 race during the last 10 days.

Planning for reopening the speedway began on April 24 and an initial inquiry to Penn Township officials was greeted with positive response after which a follow up letter was sent via email.

The speedway next spoke via telephone with personnel at the State Police, Troop F, based in Selinsgrove. Oval plans to reopen were approved by Sate Police, provided permission was granted to the speedway by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

A letter requesting such permission and describing the plan to reopen was next sent via email to the DCED on May 4.

Later that same day, a reply email to the speedway’s letter was received from the DCED, quoted as follows:

“DCED is good with approval from PSP.”

In addition, the speedway received corresponding email from state representatives involved in the effort, quoted as follows:

“Go race! And provide your method to everyone else as best practices!”

On Tuesday, May 5, an email was received by the speedway from the DCED that outlined best practices to be followed at the event, quoted as:

“Please review and practice the guidance provided in attachments. Additional resources can be found on the Department of Health’s Website.”

On Wednesday, May 6 a phone call from the DCED informed the speedway that the event scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at Selinsgrove Speedway could not take place. The reasoning given was that a section in the DCED FAQ section had been changed to include “racetracks”

A follow up email from the DCED provided a link to the FAQ sections cited.

The terms “updated” and “revised” were used within the FAQ section, which was “updated” at 4:45 pm, May 6, 2020.

The aforementioned revisions and updates clearly indicate that a change was dictated to the DCED by another government entity.

It is without question that Selinsgrove Speedway email exchanges between, and conversations with government officials granted the track permission to proceed with the scheduled May 9 event. Of this fact, the track has no doubt nor was there ever any indication that it should have any doubt until the Wednesday afternoon phone call.

And indeed PA State Representative David Rowe supported this assertion during an interview with a local television station on May 8.

It is important to note that Selinsgrove Speedway has no desire or intention to make unwarranted implications against the officials with whom we had discussions concerning the event planned for May 9.

To the contrary the track has the utmost respect and admiration for local officials, law enforcement personnel and the dedicated officials and staff members of the DCED.

As Pennsylvanians we are all indebted to these public servants for their tireless efforts in the quest for a return to normalcy.

We would never consider impugning the integrity of those officials who worked with us in this effort.

“Posse Unleashed” is now slated to take place this week, on May 16 at 7 pm.

The special 410 sprint car program will be carried live, pay per view on thecushion.com for a price of $24.95.

Selinsgrove Speedway is looking forward to the big event.

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

Governor's Office Kills Selinsgrove Speedway May 9 Racing - DCED Gave Approval Of Event Just Days Earlier

“Posse Unleashed” race postponed until May 16 at 7 pm

5/8/20

Selinsgrove, Pa - After receiving approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and local officials within the last seven days to stage a non-social, non-spectator sprint car racing event on May 9 at Selinsgrove Speedway, the DCED was ordered by the governor’s office to reverse course late on Wednesday at which time the DCED called the speedway with an order to shut down the event.

State Representative David Rowe, whose district encompasses the speedway, and Representative Barb Gleim worked on behalf of the speedway and their constituents along with track officials throughout Thursday and into Friday to save the event to no avail.

By Noon on Friday, given the governor’s office lack of response to the legislator’s requests on behalf of the oval, the speedway had to postpone the event in an effort to act as responsibly as possible for all teams that were making plans to attend the race and for fans who were making purchases to view via thecushion.com.

Still working in conjunction with state representatives to conduct a limited opening, Selinsgrove Speedway is soldiering on and will present the same program of Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars next Saturday, May 16 at 7 pm, again to be carried live via pay per view on www.thecushion.com.

All drivers and teams who were already entered for the May 9 race are automatically entered for May 16.

The race will carry a raindate of May 17.

In the event any entered teams cannot attend the May 16 race, all monies will be refunded.

Teams that are unable to attend on May 16 are directed to email promoter@selinsgrovespeedway.com with your refund request.

Prior to the late day order on May 6 that revoked approval of the May 9 race per the governor’s office, Selinsgrove Speedway was full speed ahead with plans to conduct “Posse Unleashed,” a non-social, non-spectator 410 sprint car event with all entries registered and ready to go.

The much-heralded effort by the speedway and the race itself was to represent a restart of local dirt track auto racing before being deadened by the governor’s office.

The May 9 event, which followed CDC and state pandemic guidelines, was to be livestreamed via thecushion.com as a Pay Per View Event.

The oval extends its sincerest apologies to all fans and teams who were looking forward to the return of mid-state racing this weekend before this unexpected turnabout by state officials.

Stay abreast of the latest speedway news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

It’s Easy To Watch "Posse Unleashed” This Saturday At Selinsgrove Speedway!

5/5/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Selinsgrove, Pa - So you say you’d like to watch the live pay per view broadcast of "Posse Unleashed,” a 410 sprint car event at Selinsgrove Speedway this Saturday, May 9?

But you’re new to all of this live stream, pay per view stuff and you don’t know how to do it?

It’s really a lot easier than you might think!

Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be in the driver's seat to watch all the action from Selinsgrove Speedway on The Cushion:

Go to www.thecushion.com, and then....

You must be a member of The Cushion to view the race so to become a FREE member, click on the “JOIN” button on the menu bar. Then on the next page click on the “Sign-Up Now" button under the “General Free Membership" banner. Fill in all the information and hit the “Submit Form" button and after completion the page will automatically reload itself and say "Thank You. Please log in.” Next click on the “Log In" link, enter your newly made Username and Password that you just created and hit Log In. On the next page you land on after logging in (the Welcome Cushion Member page), you must click the blue “Purchase PPV” button and complete your transaction by using Pay Pal or by supplying your credit card information. Purchase price is $24.95. After Successful payment you will automatically get redirected back to the Member Thank You page where there is an orange "Watch PPV” button that you must click on and you will then gain access to the video page. The broadcast will start automatically at race time.

Enjoy “Posse Unleashed" at Selinsgrove Speedway!

The event carries a raindate of May 10 at 6 pm.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

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“Posse Unleashed”

Selinsgrove Speedway

May 9 at 7 pm

(Raindate May 10)

A 410 Sprint Car Live Pay Per View Event

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What to know before you go….

This is a non-social event. No general admission is available. View online at thecushion.com for a price of $24.95.

Pit Gates open at 4 pm. Gates close at 6 pm. Drivers meeting at 5:45. Time trials at 7. PA Speedweek format.

4K to win, 400 to start, 25 laps.

$300 Fast Tees Fast Time Award.

May 10 raindate at 6 pm. Refunds will be issued if event is rained out on May 10.

Purse to be paid by check. A 2020 form 1099 must be completed and submitted. Download now at selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Entry fee of $225 gets total of six (6) pit passes per team including one for the driver. Strict limit of six passes per team.

Teams have until 7 pm, Wednesday, May 7 to pre-enter by sending an email to promoter@selinsgrovespeedway.com listing driver name, car number and return phone number to compete entry and purchase.

Public distancing measures will dictate number of teams permitted to enter so get your email in NOW!

There will be absolutely no raceday ticket sales, sign-ins or passes.

Race teams use regular pit entrance gate on Sand Hill Road and check-in at registration building. All other gates will be closed.

All teams must be on site by 6 pm when pit gate will be closed and all foot and/or auto traffic via pits will be stopped.

Transporters are required to park every other spot in pit area to comply with social distancing guidelines. Upon entering, you will be assigned a pit stall.

Everyone MUST wear protective face covering/mask and maintain six feet social distance per state and CDC guidelines. Face coverings are mandatory.

No campers will be permitted on speedway property.


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Selinsgrove Speedway And The Cushion Partner To Present “Posse Unleashed” May 9

Live Pay Per View, Non-Social 410 Sprint Car Race To Open Selinsgrove Season

5/1/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – In an effort to provide and promote a forum for local auto racing during the current COVID– 19 Pandemic environment, Selinsgrove Speedway has partnered with The Cushion to undertake a first-of-its-kind event at the track coming up on Saturday, May 9, when it presents “Posse Unleashed,” a non-spectator, live stream pay per view ONLY 410 sprint car race at 7 pm.

Presented by Slivinski Law Offices of Selinsgrove and Middleburg, the non-spectator event for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars will be carried live on The Cushion, at www.thecushion.com.

The price to view the event is $24.95 with all purchase details available at www.thecushion.com. The race carries a raindate of May 10.

There will be no general admission for this special, competitor-only, non-social, “Posse Unleashed” event at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars will race for $4,000 to win and $400 to start in the “Posse Unleashed” sprints only program, run under the current Pennsylvania Speedweek format, including time trials.

“As a key facility in the region, we’re happy to take the lead in this effort,” says promoter Alan Kreitzer.

“We see this as a viable option to get racing underway during this trying time for the sport, the teams and really for everyone being effected by the current pandemic situation.”

The event will require pre-entry for all teams at a price of $225 each that will include a total of six (6) pit admissions including five for team members plus one for the driver. This price includes admission cost, entry fee and credit card surcharge.

There will be absolutely NO raceday pit admission sales. Teams must be pre-entered to compete.

Teams are encouraged to pre-enter immediately as the field will be limited by social distancing requirements.

To reserve a spot in the field, teams must email promoter@selinsgrovespeedway.com with the team/driver name, car number and a contact phone number before 7 pm on Thursday, May 7.

A return call will be made to all entrants in order to finalize all purchases and complete pre-entry. Admission tickets will be distributed upon arrival at the race.

“Selinsgrove Speedway maintains its commitment to our fans, race teams and sponsors and we hope to return to the planned 2020 schedule as soon as possible,” confirms Selinsgrove Speedway General Manager Steve Inch.

“The situation is rapidly changing for all of us all the time and we will evaluate our ongoing schedule as the situation warrants and make announcements about our plans as quickly as possible as we progress,” notes promoter Mike Heffner.

“This opportunity to partner with The Cushion gives us a great chance to get racing but it also guides us toward presenting the sort of programming that The Cushion specializes in and that’s sprint car racing,” says Heffner.

“Posse Unleashed” pit gates will open at 5 pm on May 9 with time trials getting underway at 7 pm. Pit concessions will be in operation.

Snyder County, in which the speedway is located, saw its “Stay At Home” measures lifted by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe on Friday, in favor of aggressive mitigation that will allow the oval to stage a non-social event.

Teams will be required to adhere to all social distancing guidelines and current pandemic rules and regulations to include the wearing of facemasks. All attendees are asked to supply their own face coverings.

The 410 sprint car sponsor at Selinsgrove Speedway, Modern Heritage is a region leader in kitchen and bathroom custom design work and installation.

Offering not only full design and installation services, Modern Heritage carries full lines of flooring and cabinetry for every customer’s needs at its showroom in Mifflinburg.

Event sponsor Slivinski Law Offices of Selinsgrove and Middleburg has been serving the area’s criminal, business and family law needs since 1977.

Learn about Slivinski Law by visiting the firm’s website at www.slivlaw.com. Contact the offices at 570.374.5575 or 570.837.1200.

Learn about Modern Heritage by visiting the companies official website at www.modernheritage.style and by following the firm on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or by calling them at 1.866.789.5399.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news, results and race status by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.


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Selinsgrove Speedway Cancels April 26, May 2 Races Amid Pandemic

May 9 Family Night Offers Reduced Admissions As Potential Season Opener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/21/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – The Ray Tilley Classic for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars as part of the Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series at Selinsgrove Speedway slated for this Sunday, April 26, has been cancelled due to continued restrictions stemming from the COVID –19 pandemic.

The same restrictions have also forced cancellation of the ASCS Battle of the Groves event at Selinsgrove Speedway that was slated for May 2.

The April 26 Tilley Classic was slated to be the first 410 sprint show of the year at the track after the March 29 race also fell victim to health regulations.

Selinsgrove Speedway hopes to reschedule the Tilley Classic as part of one of its five remaining 410 sprints shows on the 2020 schedule.

The Modern Heritage 410 sprints return to Selinsgrove Speedway for the Pennsylvania Speedweek Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial on June 28 as part of the Slivinksi Law Offices Super 7 Series.

Additional super sprint shows include a Summer Championship on July 25, the Summer Send-off on August 29, the National Open Qualifier on September 6 and the Jim Nace Memorial 38th annual National Open on September 26.

May was slated to open at Selinsgrove Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series battling the URC Sprints in the 2020 Battle of the Groves presented by Eleven Oaks Farm on May 2.

Selinsgrove and ASCS officials are currently evaluating the possibility of a make-up date coming up later this season.

Focus now shifts to May 9 at Selinsgrove Speedway and a potential season opener when the track will feature A & A Auto Stores Family Night offering reduced adult general admission and FREE general admission for students ages 12 – 17.

Family Night will feature exciting racing action for the Apache Tree Service IMCA/PASS 305 sprints in what will be the 305s season debut at the track with an additional six shows slated during the season.

Also racing on May 9 will be limited late models, the A & A Auto Stores roadrunners and the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds.

It continues to be the mission of Selinsgrove Speedway to begin its 2020 racing season as soon as possible while also adhering to the most recent guidance and directives available regarding the current COVID – 19 health crisis.

For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.


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Selinsgrove Cancels April 11, Plans April 26 Tilley Classic For 410 Sprints & Super Lates

4/7/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – The continued COVID-19 health pandemic continues to cut into the area racing season schedule including at Selinsgrove Speedway where the track has now called a halt to its planned April 11 racing program.

The show was to be the ULMS late models April Attack that included action for the limited late models and the A & A Auto Stores roadrunner division.

The ULMS series will return to the track later this season, coming up on Sunday, September 6.

Following two pre-planned Saturdays off on April 18 and April 25 this month, Selinsgrove Speedway is slated to contest the kickoff of the 2020 Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series coming up on Sunday night, April 26 featuring the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars in the Ray Tilley Classic along with racing for the super late models.

Just two divisions of high-flying, fast-paced dirt track racing action are slated for the Sunday night, April 26, Super 7 Series special, honoring the late oval all-time sprint car win leader, Ray Tilley of Pine Grove.

May will open up at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, May 2 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series battling the URC Sprints as the circuits wage the 2020 Battle of the Groves presented by Eleven Oaks Farm.

The Battle of the Groves will take place on Friday, May 1 at Williams Grove Speedway before moving to Selinsgrove Speedway for Saturday night action.

The two-day stand will be the only appearance by the national Lucas Oil ASCS 360 c.i. sprint car stars in the region this season.

It continues to be the mission of Selinsgrove Speedway to begin its 2020 racing season as soon as possible while also adhering to the most recent guidance and directives available regarding the current health crisis gripping the state and nation.

For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway To Postpone Racing for the Month of April in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (April 3, 2020)- After discussions with the various touring series that support us and in accordance with Governor Tom Wolf's 30-day mandate extension regarding social distancing and the closing of non-essential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port Royal Speedway has made the difficult decision to postpone/cancel the entire month of April's schedule.

Dates affected include April 4th, April 11th's URC 358/360 Sprint Car Challenge with Mid Atlantic Modifieds, the 5th Annual Keith Kauffman Classic sanctioned by the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion 410 Sprint Cars on April 18th, April 19th's "Rumble by the River" for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and April 25th's Open Wheel Madness Race to Cure Cancer Night.

Original plans suggested a week to week approach for the Speedway, however once the stay at home order was extended for the month of April, and with the ASCoC and Lucas Oil Late Models following suit, it became clear this was the proper route to take.

The safety of our employees, drivers and fans remain a priority and we will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials, along with information based on the recommendations of the CDC to make the best decisions in regards to a return to racing.

We are working hard and in frequent communication with the various touring series in regards to finding suitable dates to reschedule the events affected.

We will continue to provide updates regarding any changes and potential rescheduled dates via our website www.portroyalspeedway.com along with our various social media outlets via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

We understand the severity of the situation and will continue to do our part to ensure our fellow Pennsylvania's remain healthy and safe. From the Juniata County Agricultural Society, track officials and promoters and everyone who makes racing possible weekly at the Speedway, we thank you for your patience and understanding and look forward to returning to racing as soon as possible.

 

 

Selinsgrove Cancels April 4

3/31/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – With continued statewide governmental regulations in force regarding prevention of the spread of the COVID –19 virus, Selinsgrove Speedway has cancelled the Saturday, April 4 racing program of URC Sprints, limited late models and roadrunners.

The show was to be the first of seven events slated this year at the track for 360 c.i. sprint cars, featuring the season debut of the URC Sprints series circuit.

The 360 sprints will return to Selinsgrove Speedway on May 2 when the ASCS Sprints national tour invades for the Battle of the Groves event in tandem with URC.

More Selinsgrove 360 action will take place on May 23 for the URC Jack Gunn Memorial, on June 6 for the Patriot Sprints Joe Whitcomb Memorial, on June 27 for the URC Kramer Cup and on July 11 for the National Open for 360s.

Selinsgrove Speedway’s next slated event is Saturday, April 11 when the ULMS late models April Attack is slated to take place along with action for the limited late models and the A & A Auto Stores roadrunner division.

If able to take place on April 11, racing begins at 6 pm.

Following two Saturdays off on April 18 and April 25, the oval will host the kickoff of the 2020 Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series on Sunday night, April 26, featuring the Modern Heritage 410 sprints in the Ray Tilley Classic along with action for the super late models.

Just two divisions of high-flying, fast-paced dirt track racing action are slated for the Sunday night, Super 7 Series special, honoring the late oval all-time sprint car win leader, Ray Tilley of Pine Grove.

It continues to be the mission of Selinsgrove Speedway to begin its 2020 racing season as soon as possible while also adhering to the most prudent guidance available regarding the current health crisis gripping the state and nation.

For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

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Selinsgrove Cancels March 29 Due To Continued Health Crisis

3/24/20

Selinsgrove, Pa - Due to the continued health concerns and regulations across the state and nation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting current health crisis, Selinsgrove Speedway has cancelled its March Mayhem sprint car and late model program slated for this Sunday, March 29.

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolfe ordered the cessation of spectator sports in the commonwealth last Thursday.

“We certainly want to comply with the guidelines and rules that have been put forward in order to prevent the spread of this virus,” says speedway promoter Mike Heffner.

“And it’s important that we be good stewards of this effort for everyone’s sake but of course we would also like to be racing.”

The speedway is currently evaluating the viability of its racing programs on a week-by-week basis and will get its season started as soon as possible.

Heffner concluded, “We hate to lose races but it’s a long season and we do have options we can look at as the season progresses that will still make 2020 an exciting and busy season at Selinsgrove Speedway.”

The speedway is slated to be in action on Saturday, April 4 with the URC 360 sprints in a Battle of the Groves Tune Up event along with action for limited late models and the A & A Auto Stores Roadrunners, at 6 pm.

For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.


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By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Penn. (March 17, 2020) - In response to the Cornonavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in compliance with Governor Wolf’s recommendation, the Port Royal Speedway will be postponing racing activities for the next two weeks effectively starting with this weekend’s double header.

The postponement includes the March 21-22 races, along with the March 28th activities. The goal is to return to racing April 4th, 2020.

In the meantime, along with members of the Juniata County Agricultural Society, track officials will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials, along with information based on recommended guideline of the CDC, to make the best decisions regarding a return to action.

Promoters from the ULMS Racing Series and the Short Track Super Series are behind the decision and we will also be working alongside of them to find appropriate dates to make-up any cancelled racing events.

The safety of our employees, drivers and fans remains a priority and we will continue to provide updates via our website www.portroyalspeedway.com and our various social media outlets via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

We understand these are trying times and we want to do our part in ensuring our fellow Pennsylvanian’s remain healthy and safe and look forward to returning to racing when we can. We thank all the fans for their continued support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

 

 

Super Sprints And Super Late Models At Williams Grove Friday Under The Lights

ULMS Late Models To Open 20th Anniversary Season With 3K To Win, 30-lapper

3/15/20

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway returns to action with its first night program of the 2020 season this Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm, featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the ULMS Super Late Models.

The super late models will be competing in the first of what will be six shows for the big stock cars at the oval this season, staged as the season opener for the 20th anniversary ULMS season.

The 410 sprints will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $4,080 to win while the ULMS Late Models go in a 30-lap affair paying $3,000 to the winner.

Gates for the show will open at 5:30 pm with practice laps slated for 7.

Adult general admission is set at $18 with ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Youth ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The late model field should be the most stout to assemble anywhere this early season as many of the stock car big guns will use the show as their first race of the year anywhere.

Defending ULMS champion Max Blair of Titusville will be in the field along with Mike Norris of Sarver, Coleby Frye, Dover; Bryan Bernheisel, Lebanon; Kyle Lee, Mercersburg; Jason Covert, York Haven; Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills; and Maxon Zeigler, Chalk Hill.

The winner of two out of three late model events at the track in 2019, Rick Eckert of York is also expected to be in action.

Out of staters planning to attend include Kyle Hardy of Stephens City, Va., and Matt Cosner, Ridgeley, Wv.

Drivers in both the sprint and late model divisons will draw for heat and feature starting positions.

Driving for Kyle Larson, Californian Carson Macedo kicked off the 2020 racing season at Williams Grove Speedway Sunday afternoon with a sprint car win over a field of 32 cars in action.

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.

 

 

Invader Carson Macedo Claims Williams Grove Opening Day Sprints Victory

3/15/20

Mechanicsburg - Driving for Kyle Larson, outlaws invader Carson Macedo of Lemoore, California, powered to the opening day sprint car victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday afternoon, taking home $4,080.

The victory was the first of Macedo’s career at the oval.

“This is without a doubt one of the biggest wins of my career,” Macedo said in victory lane.

“I never thought it would happen.”

Macedo and his team drove from Texas to get to Williams Grove in time for Sunday’s opening day event.

The Californian started third in the 25-lap sprint car feature and watched as polesitter Ryan Smith took the lead at the start.

Macedo briefly fell backward during the early laps but managed to stay in the game as Smith was entering the rear of the field on the eighth circuit.

At first, Smith was able to handle traffic easily, putting three cars between himself and Danny Dietrich by lap 11 but shortly thereafter the front wing on Smith’s No. 72 collapsed and he began struggling to keep pace at the front.

Dietrich was chomping into Smith’s lead on the 16th tour when Macedo blasted to his outside in the first corner to steal second away.

Macedo then quickly ran down Smith’s struggling racer and drove to his inside in the fourth turn to net command with 17 laps away.

The only caution flag of the race then unfurled with six laps to go for Brock Zearfoss who had spun his mount on the frontstretch, finding Danny Dietrich up to second for the new green.

Macedo pulled away from Dietrich on the restart to record the victory going away.

After starting 14th, Lance Dewease motored up to third at the finish followed by 13th starter Brent Marks and
Smith.

Second starter Freddie Rahmer raced in second for the first several circuits before slipping backward to ride home sixth.

Seventh through 10th went to Gerard McIntyre Jr., Brian Montieth, Anthony Macri and Rick Lafferty.

Heats went to Smith, George Hobaugh Jr., Brett Michalski and Cale Thomas with Zearfoss taking the consolation race.

Feature Finish, 3/15/20:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Carson Macedo, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Brent Marks, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 8. Brian Montieth, 9. Anthony Macri, 10. Rick Lafferty, 11. Jared Esh, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Chad Trout, 14. George Hobaugh Jr., 15. Chase Dietz, 16. Brock Zearfoss, 17. Robbie Kendall, 18. Brett Michalski, 19. Cale Thomas, 20. Dylan Norris, 21. Kyle Moody, 22. Brandon Matus, 23. Dylan Cisney, 24. Steve Buckwalter

DNQ: Jordan Mackison, Brent Matus, Dwight Leppo, Adrian Shaffer, Lynton Jeffrey, Matt Campbell, Hunter Mackison, Lucas Wolfe

 

Dewease Picks Up Sprint Car Win No. 113 at Port Royal Speedway, Lingo Jr. Earns First Career Late Model Win
March 15th, 2020

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

[PORT ROYAL, Pa- Last week Lance Dewease was standing on the front stretch during victory lane celebrations collecting a check for being the night’s hard charger. The Fayetteville, Pa. native advanced from 16th to fourth, passing 12 cars for a nice additional $925 pay day.

This week Dewease passed 14 cars in Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car action….lapped cars that is. Dewease capitalized on a pole position starting spot and lapped all the way up to 10th place in the field to best Logan Wagner for the victory by a whopping 7.584 second margin during 25 laps of caution free action.

And he did it in front a nice crowd of fans who braved the brisk temperatures on a daylight surface despite national concerns over Cornonavirus.

“It’s not necessarily a good thing that’s going on out there but I have to thank all of these fans, track officials and everybody who showed up to watch us race,” said Dewease, who earned $4000 for his efforts. “I think we all showed what heart and determination does in racing. The racing community never ceases to amaze me.”

Dewease lined up alongside of rookie contender Jeff Halligan to take the green flag and he quickly stretched his lead to a full straightaway by lap 5.

Meanwhile there was a heavyweight battle going on for the second position as Brent Marks, Logan Wagner and Danny Dietrich were putting on a show.

Marks, who started fourth after traveling over 24 hours to race at the Speedway following World of Outlaws cancellations in Texas, had his hands full as Wagner and Dietrich swapped lines in attempt to get into the spot.

Over the next five laps, Wagner and Dietrich jockeyed for position multiple times, with the three cars three-wide at one point exiting turn two. Eventually Dietrich got by Wagner for third and was setting up Marks for the pass in turn three. However Wagner slid past both drivers on the bottom of the turn to move into second, with Dietrich in tow and shuffling Marks to fourth.

“We were having a lot of fun back there battling for second and I think we all knew we needed to get in that position if a caution were to come out or something,” said Wagner of the battle. “You’d have thought we were racing for the win as I couldn’t even see Lance with how far he was out there.”

Dewease, who hit lapped traffic on the sixth circuit, was slicing through the cars like a knife in hot butter and by lap 20 had built up and over 8 second advantage on his closest competitor. Wagner, who had put some distance between himself and Dietrich by then, tried his best to close the gap but without a caution over the final laps he had nothing for Dewease.

“We were good, but Lance and his team were just in another league,” said Wagner. “I was hoping for a yellow as once we got in clean air we were really good. Without it I knew we were racing for second best.”

With the race staying under green flag competition for the entire distance, Dewease took the checkered flag for the 113th time of his career at the Juniata County oval and moved into the points lead along the way.

“We’ll likely be back next week but we won’t be here all season,” said Dewease when asked about chasing the points title. “We have a game plan and we strayed from it a bit last season and I think it hurt us late in the year. It’s nice to have early season success and we’ll see if we can’t get a few more of these flags this year.”

Wagner, Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe and Mike Wagner completed the top five. While Brock Zearfoss, Halligan, Marks, Blane Heimbach and Kody Lehman filled out the top ten.

Anthony Macri picked up the $200 Hard Charger award this week courtesy of Valley Supply Inc. as he passed seven cars to advance to 14th from the 21st starting spot.

Heats for the 33 cars in attendance were won by Gerard McIntyre Jr., Marks, Heimbach, Wagner and Dewease. Macri won the B-Main consolation.

Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Logan Wagner, 3. Danny Dietricg 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5.Mike Wagner, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Jeff Halligan, 8. Brent Marks, 9. Blane Heimbach, 10. Kody Lehamn, 11. AJ Flick, 12. Dylan Cisney, 13. Gerard McIntyre, 14. Anthony Macri, 15. Jared Esh, 16. Lynton Jeffrey, 17. Anthony Fiore, 18. Tyler Reeser, 19. Paulie Colagiovanni, 20. TJ Stutts, 21. Robbie Kendall, 22. Geroge Hobaugh, 23. Rick Lafferty, 24. Tyler Bear

DNQ- Jeff Miller, Justin Whittall, Steve Buckwalter, Mike Walter II, Brent Matus, Curt Stroup, Brandon Matus, Joey Hershey, Jonathon Jones

Super Late Models

You’d have thought the Port Royal Speedway was in Delaware as Donnie Lingo Jr. and Ross Robinson, both natives of ‘The Diamond State’, battled it out in River Valley Builders Super Late Model competition looking for their first career victories at the Speedway.

Ultimately, Lingo fended off multiple attempts by Robinson and slight contact to pick up his first career victory at the Speedway and the $2500 prize that comes with it.

“I love this track and I wish we could come here all the time,” said Lingo Jr. “We can’t make that drive from Delaware all the time but I think this will be the shortest drive back home we’ve ever made form Port Royal.”

Speedway regular Mike Lupfer and Lingo led the field to the green flag and Lupfer got the early jump. However, Lingo pulled alongside Lupfer down the backstretch on the outside and had enough momentum to pull ahead to lead lap one just before the flagstand.

Meanwhile Robinson, who started sixth, was coming fast as he moved into the third position by lap 2 . Over the next eight laps, Robinson was all over Lupfer and the two cars raced side-by-side with Robinson utilizing the bottom line of the turns.

With the leader struggling in lapped traffic, Robinson finally found enough momentum exiting turn four to pull ahead of Lupfer on lap 13 and set his sights of his fellow Delaware native.

Robinson tracked down Lingo and by lap 17 he was on the bumper of the leader, who was having a hard time getting by the lapped cars in front of him.

“I was good all race, but every time I got up on those lap cars they were giving me all sorts of fits,” said Lingo. “Once I could clear them, the car was great. I was working hard out there to clear them.”

With Lingo tucked on the bottom of the Speedway, Robinson moved up the track slightly in the turn’s and he was setting Lingo up for the pass. Meanwhile, last week’s winner Trevor Feathers had pulled into the third spot using the high side of the Speedway and was ready to pounce should something happen with the leaders.

Robinson made his best effort with three to go as he pulled alongside the leader entering turn three and was nearly even coming out of four. However Lingo pulled ahead coming to the flag stand and the two made contact, nearly spelling disaster.

Lingo recovered and Robinson settled into second. At the white flag Lingo passed a lap car and gave himself the necessary distance to cruise home to the checkered flag where he claimed the victory by a margin of 1.171 seconds over Robinson, Feathers, Lupfer and Tim Smith Jr.

“I didn’t know he was there until he about got by me and we made contact, ” said Lingo Jr. “I knew then I had to move up the track a little. We got by that last lap car and I knew it was ours to lose.”

For Robinson he knew his best chance to win was to be patient and he was happy with a second.

“I was really just setting him up and I knew I had to time my move to where I was alongside him before he could stop me,” said Robinson. “I thought we had him coming off four and we made a little contact, but ultimately he deserved the win. It’s pretty cool for a couple Delaware boys to be battling it out in Central Pa.”

Scott Flinckinger, Drake Troutman, Dan Stone, Dylan Yoder and Colton Flinner rounded out the top ten.

River Valley Builders Super Late Models- 1. Donnie Lingo Jr, 2. Ross Robinson, 3. Trevor Feathers, 4. Mike Lupfer, 5. Tim Smith Jr., 6. Scott Flickinger, 7. Drake Troutman, 8. Dan Stone, 9. Dylan Yoder, 10. Colton Flinner, 11. Jeff Rine, 12. Andy Haus, 13. Amanda Robinson, 14. Austin Berry, 15. Kyle Lear, 16. Chad Myers, 17. Gene Knaub, 18. Dillan Stake, 19. Gary Stuhler, 20. Hayes Mattern, 21. Shaun Miller, 22. Ky;e Knapp, 23. Trent Brenneman, 24. Nick Dickson

DNQ- Kirk Baker, Dave Brouse Jr., Deshawn Gingerich, Dan Green, Roy Deese

 

 

ALAN KRIMES CHARGES TO VICTORY

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 21, 2020 (6PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Saturday, March 28, 2020 (6PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Saturday, April 4, 2020 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (March 14, 2020) – It seemed that the lead was not a position one wanted to be in as two leaders experienced issues that took them out of the top spot during the first 20 laps of the race. Alan Krimes broke the mold and inherited the lead with five laps remaining and held on to win his first race of the season.

After a rough few weeks to start the season, Indiana native Cale Thomas won his heat race and started on the pole of the 25-lap feature. Scott Fisher shared the front row with Thomas as Dylan Norris and Jim Siegel made up the second row.

Thomas took the lead when the green flag dropped with Fisher settling into second and Norris and Siegel running third and fourth.

Thomas was running the top line around the track as Norris challenged Fisher on the bottom. Norris got by Fisher for second on the bottom of turns of 3 and 4 on lap 1 to take the spot.

Fisher got Norris back using the middle of turns 1 and 2 on the next lap. Siegel got by both Fisher and Norris to charge up to second coming out of turn 4 lap 2.

Ryan Smith was making his way up through the field from his sixth starting spot and was running fourth by lap 3 and made it up to third on lap 4.

Brian Montieth was on the move as well having made his way to the fourth spot on lap 6 from his eighth starting position.

Siegel was reeling Thomas in as they caught the tail end of the field when the red flag flew on lap 8 for Dylan Norris who ended up on his side in turn 3.

The leader Thomas hit the outside wall avoiding the overturned car of Norris damaging his right rear. Thomas headed to the pits and was able to rejoin the field, albeit at the tail end instead of the front.

After inheriting the lead after Thomas’ misfortune, Siegel led Smith, Montieth, Freddie Rahmer and Krimes to the cone for the restart.

Siegel drove to the top of the track and Smith went to the bottom entering turn 1. Siegel stuck to the top line with Smith joining him. Once Smith made the move up the track, Siegel started pulling away.

As Smith worked on reeling in Siegel Freddie Rahmer and Alan Krimes both got by Montieth on lap 10 to take third and fourth sending Montieth back to fifth.

Freddie went to work on Smith for second, but Smith had his sight set on Siegel. Smith got a good run off of turn 2 forcing Siegel to the bottom of the track going into turns 3 and 4 but Siegel was able to hold off Smith’s charge

Krimes got by Freddie Rahmer for third on lap 17 just as the leaders were catching the tailed end of the field.

Siegel and Smith crossed the line wheel to wheel as they both tried to get through lapped traffic. Smith took the lead going down the backstretch lap 19. Krimes followed and took second from Siegel on the following lap.

Smith slid up the track on the backstretch and thought he had cleared the lapped car of Thomas, but he was mistaken. The yellow flag came out with five laps to go as Smith came to a stop ending his afternoon. Thomas had some minor front end damage and was able to stay out on the track.

Krimes inherited the lead with Siegel, Freddie Rahmer, Montieth and Brandon Rahmer lined up behind him for the restart.

On the restart Krimes went to the bottom into 1 with Siegel driving through the middle. Krimes held the lead.

Brandon took fourth from Montieth coming out of turn 2 on lap 21. Freddie challenged Siegel for second with two laps to go but Siegel was able to hold him off.

Krimes crossed the finish line 2.277 seconds ahead of Siegel. Freddie Rahmer finished third and for the second weekend in a row the Rahmer brothers finished back-to-back, as Brandon crossed the line fourth. Montieth completed the top five.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Brett Michalski, Jim Siegel and Cale Thomas.

Invader Joe Ryan Osborne Wins in First Trip to Lincoln

After a successful 2019 season at the track, Jeremy Ott started on the pole to kick-off the 2020 season. Stephen Wurtzer lined up second with Zachary Settle and Alex Robinson in row two.

Ott got out to the lead at the start with Settle running second and Wurtzer in third. Bill Diehl got by Wurtzer to take the third spot before a lap was completed.

Ott, Diehl and Settle crossed the start finish line three wide for the lead with Settle taking the top spot by a nose. Ott took over the lead coming out of turn 2 with Diehl moving up to second sending Settle to third.

Mooresville, NC native Joe Ryan Osborne moved into the third spot on lap 2.

Diehl drove by Ott for the lead and Travis Perry got by Osborne for third.

The first three laps of the race saw three different leaders. Before the opportunity for four laps and four leaders could occur, the caution came out. Ott and Perry got together in turns 3 and 4 as they ran second and third. Both drivers rejoined the field.

Diehl led Osborne, Settle, Robinson and Wurtzer to the cone for the single file restart.

Osborne was all over Diehl for the lead on the restart as Ott and Perry started to work their way through the field.

The caution flag flew again on lap 4. This time it was for Aaron Updegraff who got spun around in turn 4.

Osborne was all over Diehl again on the restart and got a nose under the leader going into turn 3. Diehl held off Osborne as Robinson moved into the third position.

Brian Racine was on the move making his way up to fourth from his ninth starting spot on lap 6.

Osborne was still working on Diehl for the lead as they broke away from the rest of the field.

Racine had made his way up to third on lap 7 when the caution came out. Chris McKinney and Jorjie Sweger were both backed into the guardrail in turns 3 and 4.

Osborne tried to go low to get by Diehl, but Diehl blocked his line. After falling back to fourth Racine was back up to third.

Osborne got his nose under Diehl at the line as the field hit the halfway point of the race.

Once again Osborne looked to the inside of Diehl and took the lead going into turn 3 on lap 11.

Racine battled Diehl for second and took the spot with five laps to go.

The yellow flag flew on lap 16 for Seth Kearchner as he did a couple of 360 spins and kept moving.

Osborne pulled away from the field on the restart and got the checkered flag 1.275 seconds ahead of Racine. Diehl held on to third and Settle crossed the line fourth. Chris Transeau drove from his twelfth started spot to a fifth place finish.

Osborne has only run his Legend car on dirt four times including Lincoln on Saturday. It was his first trip to the 3/8th mile oval.

Legends heat races were won by Bill Diehl, Jeremy Ott, Brian Racine and Chris Transeau.

Next Saturday, March 21, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 6PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, March 14, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($3,500); 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 14T-Tyler Walton; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 13. 99-Kyle Moody; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski; 16. 75-Chase Dietz; 17. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 18. 39-Cale Thomas; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard; 20. 3-Todd Gracey; 21. 72-Ryan Smith (DNF); 22. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 23. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 24. 5E-Tim Wagaman (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Cale Thomas (1-7), Jim Siegel (8-18), Ryan Smith (19-20), Alan Krimes (21-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 73B-Brett Michalski; 2. 21- Brian Montieth; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 99-Kyle Moody; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 3-Todd Gracey

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 21T-Scott Fisher; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 39-Cale Thomas; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 5E-Tim Wagaman (DNS)

Gene Latta Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne; 2. 74-Brian Racine; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 5. 18-Chris Transeau; 6. 30-Alex Robinson; 7. 51-Travis McClelland; 8. 10-Jeremy Ott; 9. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 10. 19-Travis Perry; 11. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 12. 5C-Josh Schrum; 13. 93-Brent Marquis; 14. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 15. 17H-Tim Hahn; 16. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith; 17. 9-Rich Hartwig; 18. 41-Chuck Dell; 19. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 20. 19R-Roy Denike; 21. 25-Eric Hurst; 22. 1G-Shawn Groft; 23. 24-Justin Cunningham (DNF); 24. 3M-Chris McKinney (DNF); 25. 26-Shaun Abney (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Zachary Settle (1), Jeremey Ott (2), Bill Diehl (3-11), Joe Ryan Osborne (12-20)

Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 3. 40-Alex Robinson; 4. 17H-Tim Hahn; 5. 24-Justin Cunningham; 6. 6-Sean Dawson; 7. 69-Cole Hahn; 8. 11R-Scott Musselman; 9. 94D-Alex Schmeidel (DNF); 10. 51-Travis McClelland (DNS)

Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 3. 3M-Chris McKinney; 4. 26-Shaun Abney; 5. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 6. 25-Eric Hurst; 7. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 8. 56-Zach Baxter; 9. 19L-John Robinson (DNF); 10. 27-Logan Carbaugh (DNF)

Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 74-Brian Racine; 2. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 3. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne; 4. 41-Chuck Dell; 5. 93-Brent Marquis; 6. 2-Scott Smith; 7. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 8. 19R-Roy Denike; 9. 1G-Shawn Groft; 10. 77-Quinn Trimmer

Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - 1. 18-Chris Transeau; 2. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 3. 19-Travis Perry; 4. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 5. 5C-Josh Schrum; 6. 8-Austin Bellamare; 7. 9-Rick Hartwig (DNF); 8. 7R-Rob Rudisill (DNF); 9. 2G-Troy Groft (DNF)

Legends Consy One (8 laps) 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 25-Eric Hurst; 3. 6-Sean Dawson; 4. 69-Cole Hahn; 5. 19L-John Robinson; 6. 11R-Scott Musselman; 7. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 8. 56-Zach Baxter; 9. 94D-Alex Schmeidel (DNS); 10. 27-Logan Carbaugh (DNS)

Legends Consy Two (8 laps) 1. 19R-Roy Denike; 2. 1G-Shawn Groft; 3. 9-Rick Hartwig; 4. 2-Scott Smith (DNF); 5. 8-Austin Bellamare (DNF); 6. 75-Chandler Pagnotta (DNF); 7. 77-Quinn Trimmer (DNF); 8. 7R-Rob Rudisill (DNS); 9. 2G-Troy Groft (DNS)

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Returns to Saturday Racing Following Successful Sunday Opener

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Following a rare Sunday opener that saw one of the largest crowds in the history of the track take to the stands, Port Royal Speedway returns Saturday with the reappearance of the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models.

Gates open at 1:00 pm with racing set to begin at 4:00 pm. This earlier start time will be in effect for all Saturday racing in the month of March as we attempt to navigate potential cold weather.

Due to the outpouring of fan support and high car count (46 Sprint Cars and 27 Late Models), the promotion team has decided to up this weekend’s winner’s share to $4000 for the Sprint Cars and $2500 for the Super Late Models.

This will be of no effect on ticket prices as the fans will still be treated to a general admission price of $17 for adults and $10 for students (13-18). As customary children 12 and under will be FREE and pit admission is $30.

California invader Cory Eliason added his name to the record books last weekend by picking up the 78th Annual Opener and the $5000 prize that came with the checkered flag. While he is set to head out west and won’t be able to go back-to-back, several invaders are expected to stick around to compliment the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car regulars looking to break into the victory column for the 2020 race season.

Current point standings have Eliason at the point over Brent Marks, Logan Wagner, Lance Dewease and Anthony Macri. Once again, Valley Supply, Inc. will offer a $200 Hard Charger award for the 410 Sprint cars and they will continue to do so throughout the entirety of the 2020 racing season.

In River Valley Super Late model action, it was Winchester, Va. native Trevor Feathers picking up his first career victory at the Juniata County oval. Feathers went wire-to-wire for 25 laps to best Dan Stone, Jason Covert, Andy Haus and Ross Robinson.

A similar car is expected for the Late Models and you can expect the who’s-who of the division to be in attendance to try and collect on the increased winnings.

As of right now, the tunnel and infield are still temporarily closed. However, employees have been vigorously working throughout the week to put the final touches on the offseason improvements with a goal in mind of opening them as soon as possible. Safety and appearance remain a priority for all our fans and drivers.

Similar to last week, we will continue to update the fans on any possible changes via our various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and website www.portroyalspeedway.com. So, stay on the lookout for potential openings/changes.

After a successful debut that was a big hit with the fans, Hungry Run Wine Cellars will also return to the Speedway this weekend at the log cabin under the front stretch grandstands. They will again be offering wine and wine slushies at an affordable price. Pricing and flavors/options will be listed day of at their stand.

Adults-$17.00,

(13-18) Students-$10.00,

Children 12 and Under - FREE

Pits-$30.00

Gates open at 1:00 pm

Racing at 4:00 pm

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Selinsgrove Speedway Season Seats Now On Sale

3/10/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. –Season seats for all Selinsgrove Speedway events are now on sale on a first-come, first-serve basis, via the speedway office and by US Mail.

Seats may be purchased for the season in the wooden, covered grandstand, on the bleachers and on the lawn chair terrace.

Grandstand season seats are priced at $40 each while all reserved seating within the bleachers and lawn chair terrace areas are priced at $35 each. Seats are good for all 2020 one-half mile oval races.

Seats may be purchased in person at the speedway office on race days or by US Mail.

To order by mail, send check or money order, along with desired seat rows and numbers indicated, a self addressed stamped envelope and a contact phone number to: Selinsgrove Speedway, PO Box 275, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.

Please make checks or money orders payable to: Selinsgrove Speedway.

An effort will be made to accommodate all orders with like or similar seats if requested seats are not available.

A complete layout of the speedway grandstand, bleacher and lawn chair seating areas can be viewed on the “Admission” page of the speedway website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Reserved seating areas are indicated in orange within the seating diagrams.

Seats are currently available in Grandstand Sections B, C, D and E as well as in limited quantities within the top two rows of the bleacher areas.

For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

Eliason and Feathers Pick Up Opening Day Victories in Front of Record-Breaking Crowd

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Entering the 78th Annual Port Royal Speedway Opening Day presented by Packer’s Concessions racing activities, it had been 12 years since a driver (Todd Shaffer) claimed the opening day Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory and went on to capture the season championship title.

With 46 drivers signed in to compete under sunny Juniata County skies and temperature’s reaching nearly 60 degrees for a 2pm start time, many had their eyes on breaking that streak.

However, California native and Ollies Bargain Outlet’s All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 regular Cory Eliason, made sure that the streak would go to 13 as he led 24 laps to pick up his first ever victory at ‘The Speed Palace’ in front of a record breaking crowd for Opening Day.

“We’re headed out west here next week so I think you can count us out of the championship chase,” smiled Eliason. “But I love this place and I’m really happy to get a win here on Opening Day. We’ll be here as much as the schedule permits this season.”

Liverpool, Pa. native TJ Stutts and Eliason led the field of 26 cars to the green flag with Eliason taking the lead with a slide-job in the opening turn. Stutts repaid the favor in turn’s three and four to slide back under Eliason to lead the first feature lap of the 2020 race season.

However, Eliason wasn’t about to sit and wait as he once again pulled a slide job in turn one and exited turn two with what would ultimately be the race winning pass.

“He drove back by us on the bottom, so I had to slide him again down here and I think we got together maybe a little bit,” said Eliason. “But I had to go for it. It was time to get moving. You have to be out front to control the pace.”

Eliason quickly stretched his lead to nearly 1.2 seconds over Stutts and weekend invader Brent Marks the first five laps, while Danny Dietrich (10th to sixth) and Logan Wagner (ninth to seventh) were moving forward through the field.

All momentum was halted the following circuit when Tyler Reeser and Cale Thomas got together in turn one to bring out the first caution. Both drivers would fail to re-join the field and be done for the night.

On the restart, Eliason once again sped out to a large lead while Marks slid under Stutts in turn 1 to take the second position. Stutts pulled back under Marks down the backstretch to move back into second.

The following lap would spell trouble for Dietrich as he made contact with 14th-place starter Brock Zearfoss in turn three, sending both cars into the outside guardrail to bring out the second caution of the event. Dietrich would tag onto the tail of the field, but Zearfoss would end his night with front end damage.

When green flag action returned, Eliason once again jumped out to a commanding lead as Stutts, Marks, Anthony Macri and Wagner all jockeyed for position behind him. Meanwhile, 16th-place starter Lance Dewease entered the top-10 on lap seven and moved into eighth the following circuit.

By lap 12, Eliason had closed in on the back end of the field and was working lap traffic with a 1.5 second advantage over Stutts at the halfway mark. Capitalizing on a failed attempt by Macri to pass Marks for third, Wagner moved into the fourth position on lap 15, while Dewease advanced to seventh the same lap.

Stutts had one chance to take back the lead on lap 17 when Eliason struggled with a lap car in turn’s three and four and he closed to the tail of the leader. However, he couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity and found himself with Marks in heavy pursuit of second.

Stutts, who closed out the 2019 race season with a win at the speedway, attempt to make it two in a row ended four laps later as he slowed on the front stretch with engine troubles and one lap later the final caution of the feature would fall as 21st place starter Ryan Smith came to a stop in turn three.

The final restart proved to be beneficial to Eliason as he got a great restart, virtually eliminating any hopeful charge by Marks, who inherited the second spot when Stutts dropped out. Eliason would ultimately take the checkered flag by a 1.097 margin over Marks, Wagner, Dewease and Macri. He earned $5000 for his efforts.

Freddie Rahmer, weekend invader Lynton Jeffrey, Blane Heimbach, Dylan Cisney and Jeff Miller rounded out the top-10.

“I’m glad we had that caution as it opened it back up for me to have clean air,” said Eliason. “I was able to make my lead big again and not really have to worry about getting slid or passed at any given time.”

Marks noted that if the race had stayed green, he thought he might’ve been able to steal the win away in lapped traffic.

“If not for the late caution I think we might have had something for him,” said Marks, who is in his first season racing for CJB Motorsports. “He was making some mistakes and I was just kind of waiting there to pounce, but it didn’t work out that way and we’ll take second.

Dewease passed a total of 12 cars and was the race’s hard charger. Courtesy of the family and friends of Joey Pharo ($725) and Valley Supply Inc. ($200), he took home an additional $925 for the feat.

Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Cory Eliason, 2. Brent Marks, 3. Logan Wagner, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Anthony Macri, 6.Freddie Rahmer, 7. Lynton Jeffrey, 8.Blane Heimbach, 9.Dylan Cisney, 10.Jeff Miller, 11. Mike Wagner, 12. Alan Krimes, 13. Lucas Wolfe, 14.Danny Dietrich, 15.Kyle Reihardt, 16.A.J. Flick, 17. Chad Kemenah, 18.Paulie Colagiovanni, 19. Jeff Halligan, 20.TJ Stutts, 21.Ryan Smith, 22.Kyle Moody, 23.Tyler Bear, 24.Brock Zearfoss, 25. Cale Thomas, 26. Tyler Reeser

DNQ- Jared Esh, Gerard McIntyre, Zeb Wise, Kody Lehman, Joey Hershey, Brett Michalski, Steve Buckwalter, Mike Walter II, Justin Whittall, Rick Lafferty, George Hobaugh, RJ Jacobs, Landon Myers, Anthony Fiore, Billy Dietrich, Jonathon Jones, John Garvin, Tyler Walton, Zach Hampton, Ryan Taylor

Super Late Models

In River Valley Builders Super Lat Model competition, Winchester, Va. native Trevor Feathers capitalized on a front row starting spot to pick up his first career victory at the Port Royal Speedway. He bested Dan Stone by .796 seconds to claim the checkered flag and the $2500 prize.

“This place is just amazing, and I’m really pumped up to be standing in victory lane this early in the season,” said Feathers. “I thought we had them covered there late, but you never really know at this place and ultimately we did enough to win.”

Stone and Feathers led the field to the green flag with Stone getting the early advantage through turn’s one and two. Feathers pulled even with Stone down the backstretch to take the point entering turn three and pulled away to the flag stand to lead lap one.

Fourth-place starter Dillan Stake inched by Stone at the flagstand for second as well on the opening circuit. Over the next 12 laps, Feathers built up a near straightaway lead over Stake and Stone, while Jason Covert was advancing forward form the ninth starting spot and was running in sixth.

Feathers reached lapped traffic on lap 13 and four laps later Stone regained the second position, passing Stake for second on the bottom of the speedway in turn three. The following lap, Feather’s lead would be erased as seventh place Gene Knaub made contact with the lapped car of Larry Neiderer, bringing out the first caution of the feature.

The field returned to green flag action with Feathers at the point but would once again be slowed when four cars got together in turn three before a lap could be completed.

Over the remaining seven laps, Feathers would go unchallenged to claim his first career victory at the Juniata County oval over Stone, Covert, Andy Haus and Ross Robinson.

“This is a brand new car and we ran it six night’s down at East Bay before coming here, but it just fits me really well for what I like to do on the track,” said Feathers holding his son in victory lane. “This means a lot to me to have my son here with me and this track is simply amazing. We’ll be back as much as possible and try and get some more wins.”

Stone believed he might’ve had a chance if not for the late caution.

“I didn’t want to see that caution come out as we were running really good, but that’s the way things go sometimes,” said Stone. “I knew Trevor was going to be tough as he’s really good when the track is slick like this. It’s probably the best we’ve ever run with this car, so I think we’re in for a good season.”

Hayes Mattern, who started last on the field for the A-Main, passed 11 cars to finish 15th and claimed a $725 hard charger award courtesy of the family and friends of Joey Pharo.

Colton Flinner, Stake, 2019 Track Champion Dylan Yoder, Mike Lupfer and Roy Deese rounded out the top-10.

River Valley Builders Super Late Model Results- 1. Trevor Feathers, 2. Dan Stone, 3. Jason Covert, 4.Andy Haus, 5.Ross Robinson, 6. Colton Flinner, 7.Dillan Stake, 8.Dylan Yoder, 9.Mike Lupfer, 10. Roy Deese, 11. Gene Kanub, 12. Coleby Frye, 13.Trent Brenneman, 14.Tim Smith Jr., 15.Hayes Mattern, 16. Dave Brouse Jr., 17. Kyle Lear, 18. Scott Flickinger, 19. Chad Myers, 20. Dave Stamm, 21. Jeff Rine, 22. Gary Stuhler, 23. Larry Neiderer, 24. Nick Dickson, 25. Drake Troutman, 26. Kyle Kanpp

DNS- Chris Casner

 

 

Williams Grove Season Opener Is This Week, Main Event For Lidlifter Worth $4,080 To Win]

Lucas Wolfe is two-time and defending winner

3/8/20

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will raise the curtain on the 2020 racing season coming up this Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm when it hosts the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in an event paying $4,080 to win.

Presented by Hoosier, gates for the first event of the season will open at noon with warm ups slated for 1:30 pm.

Courtesy of Hoosier, opening day fans will be treated to FREE Hoosier merch at the ticket gates. Prizes will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

The Sunday afternoon season lidlifter will feature the 410 sprints only in heat races and a 25-lap feature event.

Lucas Wolfe scored his second Williams Grove opener in a row in the 2019 event held on March 17.

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

Anthony Macri, who started alongside Stutts on the front row, didn’t allow 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 drove in on a lapped car and hit the machine entering the third turn, 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 into second.

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.

Adult general admission for the 2020 season opener is set at $16 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.

 

 

Williams Grove Season Opener Win List Full Of Standouts And Surprises

2020 Opener Is March 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/8/20

Mechanicsburg - Opening day at Williams Grove Speedway is a tradition that dates back to the maiden season in 1939 when The Flying Dutchman, Tommy Hinnershitz of Oley claimed the very first race held at the track.

And another chapter in Williams Grove lidlifter history is set to unfold this Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm when the 2020 season opener is spun off featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

Presented by Hoosier, gates for Opening Day 2020 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 $16 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, who has won the last two openers in a row.

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.

 

 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

BRANDON RAHMER HOLDS OFF BROTHER FREDDIE FOR THIRD CAREER LINCOLN VICTORY

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 14, 2020 (2PM) 410 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, March 21, 2020 (6PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Saturday, March 28, 2020 (6PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (March 7, 2020) – Pole-sitter Billy Dietrich and Alan Krimes shared the front row of the 25-lap feature on a sunny March afternoon. Brandon Rahmer and Kyle Moody made up the second row.

Dietrich took the lead when the green flag dropped with Brandon Rahmer moving into second and Krimes running third. A three way battle for fourth was under way between Brett Michalski, Brock Zearfoss and Moody.

Zearfoss took the fourth spot and started to reel in Krimes using the high line around the track.

Zearfoss got by Krimes for third out of turn 2 on lap 4. The caution came out on lap 5 for Anthony Macri who got turned around in turn 4. Macri rejoined the field for the restart.

Dietrich’s 1.756 second lead over Brandon Rahmer was erased with the caution. Dietrich led Brandon, Zearfoss, Krimes and Freddie Rahmer for the single file restart.

Dietrich went low into turn 1 while Brandon rode through the middle of the turns. Dietrich held off Rahmer, but Brandon remained within striking distance. Rahmer tried the middle of the turns again on the next lap and was running side by side with the leader coming out of turn 2.

While Dietrich was holding off Rahmer, Krimes got back by Zearfoss for third on lap 7. Zearfoss got the spot back on the next lap.

The second caution of the race came on lap 8 for Chad Trout who got spun around in the same spot as Macri did earlier in the race in turn 4.

Brandon Rahmer had Dietrich’s lead down to .223 seconds when the caution came out for Trout.

Dietrich got a much better jump on the restart and was able to pull away from Rahmer leaving him to fend off Zearfoss.

Rahmer pulled away from Zearfoss when Krimes came back into the picture. Krimes was hugging the inside guardrail through the turns while Zearfoss went to the top making it a close battle for third.

Freddie Rahmer joined the battle at the front of the field and went to work on Krimes for fourth.

Brandon was reeling Dietrich in, gaining .2 seconds a lap on the leader.

Freddie moved into fourth on lap 15 after getting by Krimes. Freddie Rahmer went right to work on Zearfoss for third and took the spot on lap 17.

Brandon made the move to the high line around the track while Dietrich stayed on the bottom. The decision to move up the track allowed Rahmer to make a successful pass for the lead coming out of turn 4 on lap 19. Rahmer got by Dietrich just as the leaders were catching the tail end of the field.

While Freddie was working on Billy for second, Zearfoss was holding off a challenge by Danny Dietrich for fourth.

Zearfoss was still running the top while holding off Dietrich as he ran the bottom.

Brandon took the white flag with a 1.175 second lead over Billy, Freddie, Zearfoss and Danny. The last lap was action packed with Danny taking the fourth spot coming out of turn 2 and Freddie getting by Billy for second.

The top five at the line were Brandon Rahmer, Freddie Rahmer, Billy Dietrich, Danny Dietrich and Zearfoss. Two sets of brothers finished in the top four, with the Rahmer Brothers finishing first and second and the Dietrich brothers finishing in the third and fourth spots.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Alan Krimes, Billy Dietrich and Brock Zearfoss.

Cale Thomas had engine troubles in hot laps and was unable to compete in the racing action as the team did not have a back up engine at the track. Brian Montieth experienced engine issues despite his Consy win and opted to start and park the feature to avoid further damage.

Next Saturday, March 14, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and the 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

Saturday, March 7, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer ($3,500); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 72-Ryan Smith; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 26-Cory Eliason; 11. 91-Tony Fiore; 12. 99-Kyle Moody; 13. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 14. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 15. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 16. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 17. 75-Chase Dietz; 18. 59-Jim Siegel; 19. 1X-Chad Trout; 20. 0-Rick Lafferty; 21. 44-Dylan Norris; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher; 23. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF); 24. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Billy Dietrich (1-18) & Brandon Rahmer (19-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 91-Tony Fiore; 5. 26-Cory Eliason; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 35-Zach Hampton

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 99-Kyle Moody; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 72-Ryan Smith; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 5-Dylan Cisney; 10. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 5. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 44-Dylan Norris; 9. 40-Mark Imler; 10. 39-Cale Thomas (DNS)

410 Sprint Consy (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 35-Zach Hampton; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 10. 5-Dylan Cisney; 11. 40-Mark Imler; 12. 15-Adam Wilt (DNS)

 

 

Port Royal Speedway to kick off 2020 Race Season on Rare Sunday Opener, Test & Tune Saturday

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa - It’s been 135 long days since the last competitive laps were made at the Port Royal Speedway and the 2019 season ended.

Since then, the only dirt flying has been from the excavating equipment helping to usher in a new decade of racing at ‘The Speed Palace’ with various improvements throughout the Juniata Fairgrounds for the 2020 season.

However, the sound of engines roaring will once again return to the Juniata County oval March 8th as the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models take to the track for the 78th Annual Port Royal Speedway opener.

Utilizing a rare Sunday opener, the Sprint Cars will compete for a $5000 winner’s share, while the Super Late Models will be vying for $2500 at the checkered flag.

All gates open at 11 A.M while racing is set to kick off at 2 P.M.

Last year, Dylan Cisney picked up the Sprint Car opener over Anthony Macri, Brock Zearfoss, Steve Buckwalter and Cale Conley.

Back-to-back defending track champion Logan Wagner, second on the all-time speedway winners list (112) driver Lance Dewease and several other local stalwarts will be looking to add their names into the history books as opening day winners. Several ‘invaders’ are also expected to be in attendance.

The last driver to triumph on opening day and claim the season ending track championship was Todd Shaffer in 2008.

In the Super Late Model division, it was Jason Covert taking the checkered flag last season over eventual 2019 track champion Dylan Yoder, Rick Eckert, Jeff Rine and Max Blair.

Since the late models were added to the opening day race schedule in 2013, Covert (2017, 2019) and Andy Haus (2013 and 2016) lead the division way with two opening day triumphs along with Tim Wilson (2014), Mike Lupfer (2015) and Rine (2018)

Rine turned his opening day success into a track championship in 2018.

For fans wishing to watch from home, racing activities will once again be available to be streamed live on Speed Shift TV and information/pricing can be found at www.speedshifttv.com

Along with several visual improvements such as the new tunnel, infield additions, a new victory lane and a widened front stretch to include a few, early arriving race fans will be greeted at the gate entryway with 2020 schedule magnets courtesy of Juniata Beverage.

Weather permitting, there will also be an open practice session at the Speedway March 7th from 1-4 P.M. The session is open to any division cars participating at the Speedway in 2020 and grandstand admission is free for any fans wanting to catch an even earlier glimpse of the facilities/cars.

OPEN PRACTICE

Saturday- March 7, 2020

Gates: 11 AM

Racing: 1-4 PM

Grandstand Admission: FREE

Pit Admission: $25

OPENING Day

Sunday- March 8, 2020

Gates:11 am

Racing 2 pm

Adult General Admission: $17 Ages 12-18: $10 Pit Admission (all ages): $30 Ages 11 & Under: FREE General Admission

 

 

 

*ATTENTION- Infield/Tunnel Update 3/2/20

By Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Due to clean-up activities from ongoing construction and a potential for safety concerns, the infield will not be open for general admission spectating for at least a couple weeks to begin the 2020 racing season at the Port Royal Speedway

The tunnel will be closed off at the entryway below turn one and fans will not be able to access the infield as a result.

We realize the inconvenience and apologize in advance as the anticipation for the tunnel project completion has been among the most talked about topics all off-season by fans.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you all at ‘The Speed Palace’ as we get back to racing this weekend at 2 P.M with the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models.

With potential inclement weather and the element of the unknown, we are unable to at this time give a definite date for when the infield will be open to fans. You can ensure that we are working as hard and fast as possible with the sole mission of providing the fans and drivers the safest and best experience that a racetrack can bring.

Be on the lookout via our various social media outlets and website www.portroyalspeedway.com for continued updates!

Thank You

 

 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DYLAN CISNEY EARNS FIRST CAREER LINCOLN VICTORY IN EXCITEMENT FILLED RACE

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 7, 2020 (2PM) 410 Sprints + Open Practice

Saturday, March 14, 2020 (2PM) 410 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, March 21, 2020 (6PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (March 1, 2020) – Dylan Cisney’s first career Lincoln Speedway win was not as easy as it may appear on paper. Cisney started on the pole of the 25-lap feature, but it wasn’t smooth sailing to land in victory lane.

Cisney took the lead at the drop of the green flag, with defending track champion, Brian Montieth moving up to third from his fifth starting spot coming out of turn 2 on the first lap. Montieth was up to second on the next lap and got around Cisney using the middle of turns 1 and 2 for the lead but the caution would come out before Montieth’s lead was official. Chase Dietz got spun around at the end of the front stretch and was able to rejoin the field.

Dylan led Montieth, Gerard McIntyre, Brandon Rahmer and Glenndon Forsythe to the cone for the race’s only restart.

Montieth went to the bottom of turn 1 and got by Cisney for the top spot. Cisney and Montieth raced wheel to wheel down the backstretch with Cisney gaining the advantage into turn 3. Montieth went low again into the turns and had the lead coming out of turn 4.

As Montieth drove away from Cisney, he encountered lapped traffic on lap 6. As Montieth drove through lapped traffic Cisney held off McIntyre to hold onto the second spot.

Lap 13 saw trouble for the leader as he worked through heavy lapped traffic. Montieth did a 360 spin coming out of turn 2 and dropped back to sixth. The car never stopped so the caution did not come out. Montieth’s misfortune moved Cisney into the lead with McIntyre running second and Brandon Rahmer in third.

As Montieth worked his way back to the front of the pack there was plenty of racing throughout the field. Last week’s winner, Danny Dietrich, started to work his way to the front of the field from seventh.

With seven laps to go Dietrich was running third and Montieth had driven back up to fourth. Dietrich tried to get by McIntyre for second which allowed Montieth to make a move for third with Dietrich falling back to fourth. Two laps later, Montieth made a move on McIntyre for second allowing Dietrich to take the third spot back.

Montieth got back by Dietrich with five laps to go to take third and wanted to get by McIntyre for second. Montieth tried to slide up the track in turn 2 to get by McIntyre with four laps to go, but it wasn’t enough to make the pass. Dietrich got by Montieth down the backstretch with Montieth taking the third spot back out of turn 4.

Montieth tried to get by McIntyre in turns 1 and 2 with three laps to go and this time he was able to complete the pass. McIntyre lost third to Dietrich as he had to check up due to Montieth’s pass.

Dietrich got under Montieth in turns 3 and 4 to take second with two laps to go. Despite the back and forth, Dietrich and Montieth were closing in on the leader but did not have enough laps to make a run for the lead.

Cisney made it to the checkered flag .240 seconds ahead of Dietrich for his first career Lincoln Speedway victory. Dietrich nosed out second place over Montieth by less than a tenth of a second. Brock Zearfoss finished fourth from his thirteenth starting spot earning the hard charger award. McIntyre held on for a fifth place finish.

Also, of note was a visit from Plainfield, Indiana native, Zach Hampton. Hampton made the nine hour trip to the pigeon hills and finished tenth in his heat and eleventh in the B-main. It was Hampton’s first trip to Pennsylvania to race.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Dylan Cisney, Gerard McIntyre and Brian Montieth.

Next Saturday, March 7, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and open practice for all divisions racing at the track this season. 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 1, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 5-Dylan Cisney ($3,500); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 5. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 99-Kyle Moody; 12. 72-Ryan Smith; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri; 14. 59-Jim Siegel; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 8-Billy Dietrich; 17. 0-Rick Lafferty; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski; 19. 91-Tony Fiore; 20. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 21. 39-Cale Thomas; 22. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (DNF); 24. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Dylan Cisney (1-2, 14-25) & Brian Montieth (3-13)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 5-Dylan Cisney; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 39-Cale Thomas; 8. 1a-Jacob Allen; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 10. 35-Zach Hampton; 11. 1s-Logan Schuchart (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 72-Ryan Smith; 8. 39-Anthony Macri; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 67-Justin Whittall

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 91-Tony Fiore; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher

410 Sprint Consy (10 laps) - 1. 39-Cale Thomas; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 39-Anthony Macri; 4. 91-Tony Fiore; 5. 1a-Jacob Allen; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 67-Justin Whittall; 11. 35-Zach Hapmton; 12. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 13. 1s-Logan Schuchart (DNS)

 

 

Champion Dietrich Primed And Ready For New Grove Season, Continuing New Approach

Williams Grove Speedway Season Opener Is March 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/1/20

Mechanicsburg – Defending Williams Grove Speedway Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car track champion Danny Dietrich is primed and ready to go for another campaign at the oval in 2020.

His sprint car program is ready and even more importantly to him, he is ready at a personal level.

Fresh off of his first ever track title in 2019 and a banner year of wins, the best of his career to be exact including five alone at Williams Grove, Dietrich feels like he may just pick up right where he left off when the Grove closed its season last October.

“I think we’re very capable of being even stronger,” Dietrich says.

“We got a good car and the same guys coming back to help me. I think we can have a better year this year than we did last year honestly.”

Coming into what would be his first-ever Williams Grove championship season in 2019, Dietrich was prepared for the grind in the race shop but he was even more prepared within himself.

The 31-year old Dietrich made a series of changes to his personal life and to his program that netted him the results he was looking for, both in wins and in a title.

He had built a racecar to be safer for himself because he wanted a racecar to be safer to race in.

But he had also lost about 25 pounds and was fully recovered from some grueling accidents and concussions endured in previous seasons that had caused some unrecognized cognitive effects.

“When you get healthy in your head - people don’t realize because you’re racing and you keep moving constantly - I got beat up really bad. In 2016 I had a really bad crash at the Grove. People don’t realize how bad I really was,” Dietrich reveals.

“There was so much pressure and finally I just focused on getting healthier. And it worked.”

“I’m trying to keep my head right now but it makes you wonder how many (concussions) I had back when I crashed every night and didn’t realize it.”

So for 2020, he’s planning on keeping his self-imposed plan of attack in force.

Eat better, live better, and recognize limits.

“Now I’m just trying to keep being healthy because that helps keep me being smarter in the race car, it truly does,” he says.

“Getting better healthwise – your mind’s in a better place.”

“I really think it’s just personally just getting your mind right. I’m just trying to get healther and I think it’s led to better decision making.”

“When it comes to setting up the race car too the big thing is making the right decisions at the right time and when your heads not right you’re not always making the right decisions either.”

And indeed, the Gettysburg driver of Gary Kauffman’s No. 48 machine has already won the 2020 region lidlifter last week.

But can the kind of season he put together last year at Williams Grove be repeated or even bettered in 2020?

Dietrich says yes, “We’re gonna focus on it.”

“We’ve learned so much at the Grove. I think we can get more dominant, at the correct time. I really think we can even get better when the outlaws come to town,” the champion predicts.

He and the rest of the Pennsylvania Posse will get their first chance to test the 2020 Williams Grove waters when Hoosier presents Opening Day, coming up on Sunday afternoon, March 15 at 2 pm.

Featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in a $4,080 to win event, Opening Day will host sprints only compeition with gates opening at noon followed by warm-ups at 1:30 pm.

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

Adult general admission for the season opener is set at $16 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Selinsgrove Opener Three Weeks Away, March 21 Mod Icebreaker Taking Shape

Wight, Pauch, Pauch Jr. among entrants, Sprints 4K & Super Lates 2K To Win March 29,

Race Day At The Dealership This Saturday, March 7

3/1/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – The 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway season opener is now just three weeks away, featuring the return of the Icebreaker 40 for combined big and small block modifieds coming up on Saturday, March 21 at 2 pm.

The Icebreaker 40 will pay $5,000 to win while the main event for the 602 sportsman modifieds will pay $1,000 to take the victory.

Just this week, Larry Wight of Phoenix, New York, confirmed his entry for the big event, last run in any form back in 2013.

Wight recently picked up three big block mod wins in a row while competing with the Super DIRTcar Series in Volusia, Florida.

Last week, it was veteran modified star Billy Pauch Sr. and his accomplished son Billy Pauch Jr. that announced their expected entry.

Drivers want to be sure to get their names on the pre-registry lists in order to be eligible for posted bonus money!

Any driver pre-registered by March 12 for the $24,000-plus Icebreaker 40 event will be eligible for a $500 bonus. Likewise, any crate 602 sportsman mod driver who is pre-registered before March 12 will be eligible for a $200 bonus.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 11 am on March 21 with qualifying slated for 2 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with grandstand reserved seats priced at an additional $2. Student general admission for ages 12 – 17 is just $15. Kids ages 11 and under will be admitted for free. Pit Passes are $40.

As the track ramps up for the 2020 season, eyes are also on Sunday afternoon, March 29 when March Mayhem featuring the Modern Heritage 410 sprints and the Jeff’s Auto Body and Recycling super late models hit the track for the first time this season.

The sprint cars will race for $4,000 to win while the super lates compete for $2,000 to take the victory.

Gates for that show will open at noon with qualifying slated for 2 pm.

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Selinsgrove Speedway will team with Selinsgrove Ford to hold “Race Day at the Dealership,” coming up this Saturday, March 7 from 10 – 3 pm.

Speedway supporter Selinsgrove Ford is located just blocks north of the speedway at the intersection of Rt. 522 and business Rt. 15, in Selinsgrove.

Fans will be able to view the new Selinsgrove Ford F-150 pace truck at the show as well as pick up 2020 printed schedules and renew season seats and suites before they go on sale to the general public.

The deadline to renew seats and suites is March 7. Seats and suites will go on sale to the general public beginning March 9.

Weather permitting, “Race Day at the Dealership” will feature stock cars and sprint cars on display.

For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

Red Robin to Sponsor 30th Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek

Abbottstown, PA (February 22, 2020) – Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek is pleased to announce that Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the most anticipated week of racing in Central Pennsylvania.

“The PA Speed Week Association is pleased to welcome Red Robin as the presenting sponsor of the 2020 Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week” said Alan Kreitzer a member of the association. “Red Robin is a great supporter of sprint car racing and this partnership will help to advance the growing popularity and prestige of the PA Speed Week series”.

“Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group – Red Robin looks forward to growing our partnership with sprint car racing by supporting the 30th Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. We have been a locally owned and operated part of the central and eastern Pennsylvania communities for 27 years. Race fans have supported Red Robin, and we look forward to bringing our two communities together during the most anticipated week in PA sprint car racing. Whether it is memories of your favorite restaurant or the first time you saw the sights and sounds of sprint car racing, we all fondly remember those times with family and friends. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @RedRobinRacing. Visit www.redrobinpa.com to place your online orders or to see our offers.

Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group – Red Robin has 21 locations in the Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Southeast and Harrisburg regions. Since 1993, Red Robin has been providing memorable guest experiences and great food.

The 30th annual PA Sprint Speedweek kicks off on Friday, June 26th at Williams Grove Speedway for night one of nine consecutive nights of racing.

Friday, June 26 - Williams Grove Speedway
Saturday, June 27 - Lincoln Speedway
Sunday, June 28 - Selinsgrove Speedway
Monday, June 29 - Lincoln Speedway
Tuesday, June 30 - Grandview Speedway Inc.
Wednesday, July 1 - Port Royal Speedway
Thursday, July 2 - Hagerstown Speedway
Friday, July 3 - Williams Grove Speedway
Saturday, July 4 - Port Royal Speedway

Earlier this off-season it was announced that the crown jewel of PA Speedweek, the Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove on July 3, is slated to pay $15,000 to win.

In the heart of the PA Posse’s home, Central PA’s marquee event, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, has a storied history of being the most anticipated week of racing for 30 years. The coveted title has been won by some of the biggest names in sprint car racing including, Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease and defending and four-time champion Lucas Wolfe. Current NASCAR stars, Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell have Speedweek wins on their resume. It truly is one of the greatest spectacles in dirt track racing and a must attend event for any race fan.

 

Williams Grove Season Opener Three Weeks Away, March 15

Sprint contingency awards again on tap for 2020 courtesy of Fast Tees, Eshenaur Fuels, Hoosier & Keizer Wheels

2/23/20

Mechanicsburg – Hoosier will present the 2020 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway in just three weeks, slated for Sunday afternoon, March 15 at 2 pm, featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in a $4,080 to win event.

The 410 sprints are the only division on the racing program with gates opening at noon followed by warm-ups at 1:30 pm.

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

Adult general admission for the season opener is set at $16 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Throughout the upcoming season, as they have for many 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.

The total of Fast Tees Fast Time posted monies will again approach nearly $5,000 in 2020.

Eshenaur & Son fuels of Harrisburg returns to Williams Grove Speedway again in 2020 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 races during the season.

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

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.

 

 

Lincoln Speedway to Celebrate 30th Annual Speedweek with $9,200 to win Kevin Gobrecht Memorial

Abbottstown, PA (February 23, 2020) – Lincoln Speedway’s 21st Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial will pay $9,200 to win in honor of Kevin’s #92 sprint car on Saturday, June 27. The June 27th race is part of the 30th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek and is Lincoln’s first of two races during the week-long series.

Making this race $9,200 to win would not be possible without the sponsorship of Goofy’s Eatery & Spirits of Spring Grove. Goofy’s, established in 1989 offers food and drinks, events, including a large selection of foreign, domestic and microbrews.

“We are excited to be a part of the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial and PA Speedweek. Kevin was a talented racer and honoring him with a race that pays $9,200 to win is a great tribute to his legacy. Goofy’s is proud to support sprint car racing as it is an important part of Central PA,” said Josh Runkle.

Kevin Gobrecht achieved great success behind the wheel of a sprint car earning the 1995 National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year awarded by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. His resume includes over 100 Go-Kart wins and over 100 Micro-sprint wins, a Jack Gunn Memorial victory, a Williams Grove World of Outlaws win and a Kenny Weld Memorial victory at Lincoln. In 1999 Kevin won three races in less than 24 hours (Williams Grove, Lincoln and Port Royal). Gobrecht passed away on September 24, 1999 at the age of 30 in a crash at 1-80 Speedway in Nebraska.

Fred Rahmer won the inaugural Kevin Gobrecht Memorial race in 2000. Lance Dewease has won three Gobrecht Memorial races, the most of any driver. The 2019 Kevin Gobrecht Memorial winner, Brian Montieth, went on to win his eighth Lincoln Speedway track championship.

Kevin’s brother, Scott Gobrecht, is looking forward to the race this year and said, “It’s exciting to watch Kevin’s Memorial Race grow over the years. It was humbling 21 years ago when Alan, Bob and Don reached out about remembering Kevin during Speedweeks. And now with Josh, Whitey and the Goofy’s family coming on board it’s even better. Josh and Whitey are longtime friends of our family and they do so much for racing. It’s an honor to have them be part of this year’s event.”

The Kevin Gobrecht Memorial is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 with pit gates opening at 5:00 p.m. and grandstand gates set to open at 5:30 p.m. The Central PA Legends will join the 410 sprint cars as the second division.

Located in Abbottstown, PA, the 3/8th-mile high-banked clay oval has been a staple in professional auto racing for over 60 years. The Pigeon Hills oval is one of several famed Central Pennsylvania racetracks which represent the toughest, most competitive weekly sprint car racing in the nation. A family fun night to be had by all who visit the famed Lincoln Speedway!

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Apache Tree Service Announces Sponsorship Of Selinsgrove 305 Sprints

Season Openers just weeks away for mods, 410 sprints and super lates

2/23/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Apache Tree Service of Middleburg has announced its title sponsorship of the IMCA/PASS 305 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway in 2020.

The Apache Tree Service 305 Sprints are slated to make seven appearances at the historic oval throughout the season, taking to the track on May 9, May 23, June 6, June 28, July 11, August 15, and September 26.

Owner and operator of Apache Tree Service, George H. Long of Middleburg has been in the tree trimming business for 65 years, today offering a full line of tree service from stump and tree removal to trimming, chipping and lot clearing.

From Dauphin County to Montour, Potter and Mifflin County and all areas in between, Apache Tree Service offers full aerial trim services reaching over 65-feet using lift trucks and climbers.

Call Apache Tree Service at 570.837.9692 or 570.837.2241 for all your tree trimming and removal needs.

Apache Tree Service will also be offering a $500 Kids Money Scramble at the track during the season ahead with the date to be announced early in the season.

The season opening Icebreaker 40 for combined modifieds is coming up at Selinsgrove Speedway in just under a month on Saturday, March 21 while the first show for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars and the super late models comes up just one week later on Sunday, March 29.

Veteran modified star Billy Pauch Sr. and his accomplished son Billy Pauch Jr. have already pre-entered for the March 21 Icebreaker 40 for mods.

Complete rules have been released and pre-registration is open for the upcoming Icebreaker with forms and rules currently available on the “Downloads” page of selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Drivers want to be sure to get their names on the pre-registry lists in order to be eligible for posted bonus money!

Any driver pre-registered by March 12 for the $24,000-plus Icebreaker 40 event will be eligible for a $500 bonus on top of the $5,000 posted winner’s share.

Likewise, any crate 602 sportsman modified driver who is pre-registered before March 12 will be eligible for a $200 bonus on top of the posted $1000 to win.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 11 am on March 21 with qualifying slated for 2 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with grandstand reserved seats priced at an additional $2. Student general admission for ages 12 – 17 is just $15. Kids ages 11 and under will be admitted for free. Pit Passes are $40.

For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.


~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DANNY DIETRICH WINS ICE BREAKER IN FRONT OF PACKED HOUSE

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, February 29, 2020 (2 PM) 410 Sprint Cars [Rain date: March 1]

Saturday, March 7, 2020 (2PM) 410 Sprints + Open Practice

Saturday, March 14, 2020 (2PM) 410 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Abbottstown, PA (February 22, 2020) – Danny Dietrich took advantage of a miscue by Ryan Smith to take the lead just before the halfway point of the 30-lap Ice Breaker, to claim his second career opening day win at Lincoln.

Dietrich lined up for the main event third, behind pole-sitter Glenndon Forsythe and Smith. Forsythe led the field into turn 1 but the caution came out before a lap could be completed. Brett Michalski and Landon Myers got tangled up in turn 1. Both drivers were able to rejoin the field, albeit Michalski without a front wing.

Forsythe took the lead on the restart, but Smith took over the top spot coming out of turn 2.

Myers brought out the second caution of the race on lap 1 after some contact with Jacob Allen. Myers and Allen both headed for the pits and were unable to rejoin the field for the restart.

Smith led Forsythe, Dietrich, Logan Schuchart and Kyle Moody to the cone for the first single file restart of the season.

Ryan held onto the lead with Dietrich working on Forsythe for the second spot.

Freddie Rahmer was making his way through the field from his eighth starting spot as Dietrich got by Forsythe for second on lap 4. The yellow flag waved again on lap 4. This time it was for Chase Dietz who was turned around in turn 4.

Dietz rejoined the field as Smith led Dietrich, Forsythe, Schuchart and Brandon Rahmer on the restart.

Schuchart got by Forsythe for third and Freddie Rahmer continued his march to the front getting by his brother, Brandon, for fourth. Defending track champion, Brian Montieth, made his way up to fifth from his fifteenth starting spot before the caution came out on lap 7. The fourth caution of the race was for Adam Wilt and Dylan Norris who got together in turns 3 and 4. Both drivers rejoined the field and Michalski was able to get a front wing put back on under caution.

The top five for the restart were Smith, Dietrich, Schuchart, Freddie Rahmer and Montieth.

Dietrich got his nose under Smith coming out of turn 4, but Smith held him off.

Freddie Rahmer was going after Schuchart for third, but Logan held the spot.

Lap 9 saw another caution. Michalski came to a stop in turn 1. Officials called for an open red for teams to add fuel to the cars.

Smith got a good jump on the start, but Dietrich caught him on the back stretch. Smith held him off again with Dietrich staying close. Smith hit the wall coming out of turn 2 and that was enough of an opening for Dietrich to take the lead on lap 12.

Montieth brought out the sixth caution of the race when he came to a stop in turn 4, ending his afternoon.

Dietrich led Smith, Schuchart, Freddie Rahmer and Brandon Rahmer to the cone for the restart. Dietrich went to the bottom of the track going into turn 1 with Smith trying a higher line. Dietrich held off Smith while Freddie battled Schuchart for third.

Smith got sideways going into turn 1 on lap 15 bringing out the yellow flag once again. Chad Trout also had issues in turn 1 and also came a stop.

With the second place car out of the running, the top five for the restart were Dietrich, Schuchart, Freddie Rahmer, Brandon Rahmer and Brock Zearfoss.

Freddie drove through the middle of turns 1 and 2 to take second from Schuchart, but Logan got him back on the next lap.

Pole-sitter, Forsythe got by Zearfoss to take fifth. Zearfoss stayed within striking distance and took the spot back on lap 20 before the eighth caution of the race. Alan Krimes got turned around in turn 4. He was able to rejoin the field.

Dietrich got a good jump on Schuchart and Freddie on the restart. The ninth and final caution of the race, which in some aspects felt like a marathon, came on lap 22 for fifth place running Zearfoss. He came to a stop in turn 4 ending his afternoon.

With eight laps to go the field lined up once again behind Dietrich for the restart. Dietrich and the rest of the top five, Schuchart, Freddie Rahmer, Brandon Rahmer and Anthony Macri, started to pull away from the rest of the field.

Dietrich was just catching the tail end of the field when the white flag waved. Lapped traffic did not come into play and Dietrich took the checkered flag and crossed the line 1.145 seconds ahead of Schuchart. Freddie Rahmer held onto third and Brandon Rahmer finished fourth. Macri crossed the line fifth after starting tenth in the main event.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer & Chase Dietz.

Next Saturday, February 29, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars. 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

Saturday, February 22, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($4,000); 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 9. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 10. 91-Tony Fiore; 11. 5-Dylan Cisney; 12. 0-Rick Lafferty; 13. 87-Alan Krimes; 14. 73B-Brett Michalski; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard; 16. 44-Dylan Norris; 17. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 18. 3z-Brock Zearfoss (DNF); 19. 72-Ryan Smith (DNF); 20. 1x-Chad Trout (DNF); 21. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 22. 75-Chase Dietz (DNF); 23. 1a-Jacob Allen (DNF); 24. 19m-Landon Myers (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Ryan Smith (1-11) & Danny Dietrich (12-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 99-Kyle Moody; 3. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 19m-Landon Myers; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore; 9. 67-Justin Whittall (DNF); 10. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 44-Dylan Norris; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 8-Billy Dietrich

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. 1a-Jacob Allen; 8. 1x-Chad Trout; 9. 39-Cale Thomas; 10. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy (10 laps) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney; 3. 91-Anthony Fiore, 4. 1a-Jacob Allen; 5. 1x-Chad Trout; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich; 10. 39-Cale Thomas

 

 

Welcome to the 2020 Racing Season!

We are a little over FOUR weeks away from the start of the 2020 racing season at BAPS Motor Speedway, and we can't wait to see our fans and race teams! As always, the BAPS team was busy with off-season upgrades, some of which includes: 50 loads of sifted clay, new guardrail in the entire turn one and two area and a new pit shack. New for 2020 is the addition of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers sponsoring the 2020 BAPS Kids Club along with the return of the $2 off general admission coupons. Stay turned to our website, social media accounts and MailChimp newsletters for additional information regarding these special 2020 additions at BAPS Motor Speedway!
TEST & TUNES COMING SOON
The 2020 BAPS Motor Speedway Test & Tune schedule is set, so pencil in those dates, fine tune your cars and get ready to let 'em rip for the start of the 2020 racing season!

Upcoming Dates: Saturday, March 7 (Gates at 1PM, Practice 2-6PM), Wednesday, March 11 (Gates at 5PM, Practice 6-9PM), Saturday, March 14 (Gates at 1PM, Practice 2-6PM), Wednesday, March 18 (Gates at 5PM, Practice 6-9PM).
OPENING DAY SET FOR SAT. MAR. 21
The 2020 racing season kicks off Saturday, March 21, with the return of the BAPS Super Sportsman and the Gene Latta Ford Central PA Legends. Following the event, an open practice will be held for ALL divisions.

Race Day Details
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Pit Gates: 2:00 PM
Grandstands: 3:00 PM
Racing: 5:00PM
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General Admission
Adults: $14
Seniors: $12
Students 13-17: $5
Kids 12 & Under: FREE!
Pits
ALL AGES: $30
Practice Fee: $30 (Pit Pass) Only

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Modern Heritage Inc.To Champion 410 Sprints At Selinsgrove Speedway In 2020

Mifflinburg Firm Excited About New Oval Approach, March 29 Sprint Show Offers 4K To Win

2/16/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – While the Icebreaker 40 for combined modifieds is coming up as the 2020 season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, March 21, so too is the first show of the season for the 410 sprint cars and super late models just one week later on Sunday, March 29.

The “March Mayhem” program for the 410 sprints paying $4,000 to win will be the first of seven shows for the powerful, mud slinging 410 sprints at the track this season and Modern Heritage Inc. of Mifflinburg has announced its title sponsorship of the class for the year ahead.

Since opening in late 2019, Modern Heritage has quickly become a region leader in kitchen and bathroom custom design work and installation, "Creating Beautiful and Timeless Spaces.”

Offering not only full design and installation services, Modern Heritage also carries full lines of flooring and cabinetry for every customer’s needs at its showroom located at 321 East Chestnut Street in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.

Modern Heritage owner Nathan Lyons grew up attending the races at his favorite Saturday night racetrack, Selinsgrove Speedway and he’s excited about the speedway’s new direction in 2020.

“I believe with the management team that’s now in place at the track and the schedule that it's going to run, it’s only going to be successful and its going to be on the up,” Lyons says of his expected trajectory for the speedway given the 2020 season of specials that has been put into place for 410 sprints, super late models, 360 sprints and more.

“You’re not going to be killing the fans or killing the car counts every week, so it's good,” he says.

“The diversity only makes sense to put more people in the stands and show off some really good Selinsgrove racing to them.”

Other Modern Heritage 410 sprint car dates to come on the 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events will take place on: April 26, Ray Tilley Classic, June 28, PA Speedweek Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial; July 27 Summer Championship; August 29 Summer Sendoff; Sept. 6 Jim Nace Memorial National Open Qualifier; and Sept. 26, 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open.

Each of the Modern Heritage 410 sprint car races on April 26, June 28 and September 26 are part of the 2020 Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series of races at the track, featuring just two divisions of racing action on the big half-mile!

Learn all about Modern Heritage by visiting the companies official website at www.modernheritage.style and by following the firm on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Make an appointment with Modern Heritage to get your home building or renovation project underway by phone at 1.866.789.5399.

Selinsgrove Speedway will open 2020 at 2 pm Saturday, March 21, with the highly anticipated return of the Northeast Modifieds in the $5,000-to-win Icebreaker 40!

The Icebreaker will be a combined small and big block, non-sanctioned race offering a $24,625 purse and will be run under rules and specifications that mirror the Short Track Super Series.

Also on the March 21 racing program will be the crate 602 sportsman modifieds in a $1,000-to-win 20-lap feature.

For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

Lincoln Speedway’s 2020 Schedule Highlighted by New Additions and Familiar Favorites

Abbottstown, PA (February 9, 2020) – The 2020 season schedule for Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway includes everything from its famous sprint cars to new tour events for super sportsman, a two-night national event for the Legends cars, and something the track has never offered before—tractor pulls.

Lincoln Speedway will host 16 different divisions during their 68th season, highlighted by 30 dates for the 410 sprints and 19 dates for the 358 sprints (including the 358/360 Challenge). The 410 sprints will start their season with the $4,000 to win Ice Breaker 30 on February 22. The 358 sprints will hit the clay for the first time on March 21. Both sprint car divisions will end their season on October 17 at Lincoln’s Night of Champions. Not only is the season extended, but the points battle will run until the final race of the 2020 season which is a new addition to the schedule. The entire 2020 schedule is available online at www.lincolnspeedway.com/schedule and at the end of this release.

Another new addition to the 2020 schedule is the two-day Dirt Nationals for the Central PA Legends on September 25 & 26. The Central PA Legends have nine dates on the 2020 calendar including the Nationals.

After a successful showing in 2019, the midgets are back on the schedule for two dates in 2020. They will make an appearance in the pigeon hills on May 9 with the 410 and 358 sprints and July 18 with the 410 sprints and Super Sportsman.

Also gaining a second date in 2020 are the Super Late Models. You can catch them in action on August 22 along with the 410 sprints for the 2nd Annual Billy Vacek Memorial and on September 12 with the 358 sprints and PennMar Modifieds.

As part of their tour in 2020, the Super Sportsman will make three trips to Lincoln. Catch them on April 11, June 6 and July 18.

With the addition of the tractor pull track in the infield, the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League has two dates on the schedule in 2020. They will make their historic first appearance on July 25 followed by their second show on October 10.

Along with the new additions to the schedule, many familiar and popular dates will be back for 2020. The 17th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial is slated for April 18 and will pay $6,900 to win. The World of Outlaws return to take on the PA Posse in the Gettysburg Clash on May 13. Fallen Firefighters Night is slated for June 13. Lincoln will host two PA Speedweek shows with the first on June 27 and the second on June 29. The All-Star Circuit of Champions make two trips to the 3/8th mile oval with their first stop on August 29. The All-Stars return on September 19 for the $20,000 to win Dirt Classic VII.

In addition, there will be special shows featuring kids “Big Wheel” racing, fireworks, and several auto racing “club” nights.

Located in Abbottstown, PA, the 3/8th-mile high-banked clay oval has been a staple in professional auto racing for over 60 years. The Pigeon Hills oval is one of several famed Central Pennsylvania race tracks which represent the toughest, most competitive weekly sprint car racing in the nation. A family fun night to be had by all who visit the famed Lincoln Speedway!


2020 SCHEDULE

Sat, Feb 22 2:00 p.m. OPENING DAY—“ICEBREAKER 30” for 410 Sprints ($4,000 to win) [rain date: Sun, Feb 23]

Sat, Feb 29 2:00 p.m. 410 Sprints [rain date: Sun, Mar 1]

Sat, Mar 7 2:00 p.m. 410 Sprints plus open practice session for other divisions

Sat, Mar 14 2:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and Central PA Legends

Sat, Mar 21 6:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints

Sat, Mar 28 6:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints

Sat, Apr 4 7:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints

Sat, Apr 11 7:00 p.m. McSHERRYSTOWN MOOSE LODGE #720 NIGHT: 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series event),

and 358 Late Models (also ARCH Night)

Sat, Apr 18 7:00 p.m. (TT) 17TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL: SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 410 Sprints ($6,900 to win)

plus 358 Sprints

Sat, April 25 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends

Sat, May 2 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Sat, May 9 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Midgets (York County Racing Club Night)

Wed, May 13 7:30 p.m. (TT) WORLD OF OUTLAWS for 410 sprints [rain date: Thurs, 5/14]

Sat, May 16 -- NO RACING—Jalopy Showdown promoted by Larry Garland for the benefit of EMMR (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Sat, May 23 7:30 p.m. JOHN GLEIM JR. EXCAVATING NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends

Sat, May 30 7:30 p.m. DEAN’S AUTO PLAZA NIGHT: 410 Sprints and 360/358 Sprint Car Challenge (sanctioned by URC)

Sat, June 6 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series event), and Wingless Super Sportsman

Sat, June 13 7:30 p.m. FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE: 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win) and 358 Sprints

(also KIDS NIGHT)

Sat, June 20 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Late Models, and Street Stocks, plus York Flooring KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES

Sat, June 27 7:30 p.m. (TT) PA SPEEDWEEK Show [21st Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial] for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win)

plus Central PA Legends

Mon, June 29 7:30 p.m. (TT) PA SPEEDWEEK Show for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win)
Sat, July 4 7:30 p.m. 358 Sprints (“Summer Series” event), 305 Sprints, 600 Xcel Modifieds, and Extreme Stocks

Sat, July 11 7:30 p.m. VALLEY SUPPLY NIGHT: “Valley Supply 30” for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends

(also York County Racing Club Night)

Sat, July 18 7:30 p.m. PEPSI NIGHT: 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series event), and Midgets

Sat, July 25 7:30 p.m. 358 Sprints and Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Tractor Pull

Sat, Aug 1 7:30 p.m. DCS SCHOOL OF DRIVING NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Classic Cars,

and York Flooring KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES
Sat, Aug 8 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and PennMar Modifieds


Sat, Aug 15 7:30 p.m. (TT) HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE PRESENTED BY

PANCHO’S RACING PRODUCTS: 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints

Sat, Aug 22 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints and Super Late Models (Second Annual Billy Vacek Memorial)

Sat, Aug 29 7:30 p.m. (TT) ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS for 410 Sprints, plus Central PA Legends

Sat, Sept 5 7:30 p.m. BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL: Twin 20’s for 410 Sprints , plus Central PA Legends and FIREWORKS

Sat, Sept 12 7:30 p.m. Super Late Models, 358 Sprints (“Summer Series” event), PennMar modifieds, & EMMR Exhibition (ARCH Night)

Sat, Sept 19 7:30 p.m. (TT) “DIRT CLASSIC VII” for 410 Sprints (All-Star sanctioned; $20,000 to win) [rain date: Sun, Sept. 20]

Thurs, Sept 24 6:00 p.m. Open practice for all divisions

Fri, Sept 25 6:00 p.m. “DIRT NATIONALS” for Central PA Legends, plus 305 Sprints

Sat, Sept 26 6:00 p.m. “DIRT NATIONALS” for Central PA Legends, plus 358 Sprints

Sat, Oct 3 -- NO RACING

Sat, Oct 10 6:00 p.m. Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Tractor Pull

Sat, Oct 17 6:00 p.m. “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’ for 410 sprints and 358 sprints [FINAL POINTS RACES OF SEASON}

This show carries a rain date of Sunday, 10/18 @ 6:00 p.m.

Sat, Nov 21 6 p.m.-midnight Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet

 

 

Two Noticeable Changes On 2020 Williams Grove Speedway Schedule

Good News For 410 Sprint And Super Late Model Fans!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/2/20

Mechanicsburg – Compared to recent seasons, two noticeable changes are in line for fans when they take their first look at the 2020 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events.

Initially released in mid-December, the 2020 slate quite simply offers more super late model racing and more “sprints only" shows than in year's past.

Most noticeably, a trio of Williams Grove fan favorites have become stand alone 410 sprint car shows this year.

“The Big Three,” consisting of the Mitch Smith Memorial, the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s and the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic are all speedway gems that are slated to cast the spotlight on purely super sprint car action.

The All Stars Circuit of Champions Tommy Classic is coming up first on the list, planned for April 17.

And then the Pennsylvania Speedweek $15,000-to-win Mitch Smith Memorial is July 3.

Finally, the focus will be on the All Stars Circuit of Champions Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s on August 28.

The total increased by two shows for 2020, a total of six events for the super late models exist on the awaiting season including some big events for the stock cars.

The popular ULMS Late Model Series will sanction two of the six super late races.

The first will be taking place relatively soon, on March 20 while the second ULMS event is planned for April 10.

Williams Grove Speedway will also step up to the plate for the super lates when it hosts a leg of the PA Super Late Model Challenge Series on June 5.

But the biggest show of the year for the class will take place on August 21 when the World of Outlaws Super Late Models Series invades for a $10,000 to win event.

Other Williams Grove super late model races will hit the track on March 27 and on August 7 when the stock cars get the chance to tune up for the upcoming outlaws invasion.

The 2020 season opener featuring 410 sprint cars only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 15 at 2 pm.

View the entire 2020 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events and keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Selinsgrove Speedway On Display In York This Weekend, Plans Selinsgrove Ford Race Day March 7

1/26/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will be on display at the upcoming Racing Xtravaganza Motorsports Show & Convention in York, Pennsylvania, coming up on Friday, January 31 and on Saturday, February 1.

Held annually in the York Expo Center located at 334 Carlisle Avenue in York, the show runs Friday from 3 pm – 10 pm and on Saturday from 10 am - 9 pm.

The newly released 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events will be up for grabs by show-goers as they check out two convention halls filled with race cars from the area along with speedway management groups, motorsports-themed vendors, photographers and more.

Following this week’s York appearance, Selinsgrove Speedway will team with Selinsgrove Ford to hold “Race Day at the Dealership,” coming up on Saturday, March 7.

Speedway supporter Selinsgrove Ford is located just blocks north of the speedway at the intersection of Rt. 522 and business Rt. 15, in Selinsgrove.

The dealership will host the speedway motorsports show from 10 am – 3 pm on March 7.

Fans will be able to view the new Selinsgrove Ford F-150 pace truck at the show as well as pick up 2020 printed schedules and renew season seats and suites before they go on sale to the general public.

Weather permitting, “Race Day at the Dealership” will also offer race cars on display.

Selinsgrove Speedway will open the 2020 season at 2 pm Saturday, March 21, with the highly-anticipated return of the Northeast modifieds in the $5,000-to-win Icebreaker 40!

The Icebreaker will be a combined small and big block, non-sanctioned race offering a $24,625 purse and will be run under rules and specifications that mirror the Short Track Super Series.

Also on the March 21 racing program will be the crate 602 sportsman modifieds in a $1,000-to-win 20-lap feature.

The first 410 sprint car show of the year is set for one week later, on Sunday afternoon, March 29 at 2 pm when March Mayhem hits the track along with the super late models.

For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.



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Port Royal Speedway Gears Up for Exciting 2020 Racing Season

PORT ROYAL, Pa- The 2020 schedule at Port Royal Speedway has been released. A total of 34 race dates are on the schedule with 12 different divisions taking part. The Weikert Livestock 410 sprint cars will be featured a total of 29 times beginning with the opener on Sunday, March 8th and concluding with the 2-day NOS Energy Drink World Of Outlaw Sprint Car Series on October 9th and 10th. The final three races of the season; the Tuscarora 50 and the World Of Outlaw events will be non-point races.

The marquee event, the Tuscarora 50, will take place on Saturday, September 12th and will again be sanctioned by the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. The All Star series will sanction the Keith Kauffman Classic on April 18th and pay $7,700 to win, the 2-day Weikert Memorial over the Memorial Day Holiday each paying $10,000 to win, and the Night Before the 50 on September 11th. The un-sanctioned $10,000 to win Living Legends Dream Race will take place on Saturday, August 1st. Port Royal Speedway will again host 2 events as part of Pennsylvania Speedweek on Wednesday, July 1st, and conclude the week on Saturday, July 4th with the running of the Greg Hodnett Classic. Both events will pay $7,000 to win.

The Super Late Models have 20 events scheduled for 2020. The biggest late model purse in the history of the speedway will be paid on Saturday, August 29th when the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series invades with a $50,000 to win main event. The Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series will also present the “Rumble By The River” on Sunday, April 19th and the traveling group will have a preliminary event on Friday, August 28th.

The Super Late Models will again be part of the Weikert Memorial on both Saturday and Sunday over the Memorial Day Holiday paying $5,000 to win each event. The Pennsylvania Late Model Challenge Series, formerly the Tri-Track Challenge, will visit the speedway for a time trial event on Saturday, June 6th. Other high-paying late model races will take place on March 21st, March 22nd, and September 5th when the ULMS Late Model Series sanctions the events.

Returning for their 2nd full season is the 358 Limited Late Model division. The Limited Late Models have 12 events scheduled in 2020 and will again be part of the Butch Renninger Memorial event on Saturday, September 5th and the Labor Day Classic on Monday, September 7th. The Limited Late Models will be showcased twice during the Keith Kauffman Classic and Lucas Oil Late Model weekend on April 18th and April 19th. The limited late models will run a pair of 18-lap feature events on Saturday, May 30th.

The PA Sprint Series (PASS) 305 sprint cars have 10 events scheduled in 2020. The 305 sprints will make their first appearance at the speedway on Saturday, April 4th and will close the season with the 9th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge event on Saturday, October 17th. For the first time, the PASS/IMCA 305 sprints will be part of the World Of Outlaw Series event on Saturday, October 10th in an invitation only event with the top 24 drivers in the point standings participating.

A multitude of open wheel divisions will take on the Speed Palace as well. Returning after a year’s absence is the USAC East Coast 360 wingless sprint car series on Saturday, August 22nd during Open Wheel Madness IV. The Wingless Super Sportsman will be part of Open Wheel Madness III on Saturday, July 18th, and the 358 Sprint Car Summer Series returns on Saturday, June 20th as part of Open Wheel Madness II.

The United Racing Club 360 winged sprint cars have 3 events scheduled in 2020; they are Saturday, April 11th, Saturday, April 25th as part of Open Wheel Madness I, and on Wednesday, July 1st as a second division to the 410 sprint car PA Speedweek event. 358 sprint car teams are welcome to run all three events.

Also on the schedule for 2020 are the 4-cylinder stock cars (twice), the Short Track Super Series Modifieds on Sunday, March 22nd, and the return of the Mid Atlantic Modifieds on Saturday, April 11th

And finally, the USAC Wingless Sprint Cars return for the week-long Eastern Storm series with a 410 sprint car doubleheader on Saturday, June 13th.

Port Royal Speedway will be closed on May 16th, June 27th, July 25th, and August 15th.

Please stay tuned to our social media outlets and website in the coming months for any additional information regarding changes, promotions and pricing!

 

 

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Triple 7’s For Sprint Cars At Selinsgrove Speedway In 2020

Schedule features seven shows each for 410, 360 and 305 sprints

1/12/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – As sprint car racing goes at Selinsgrove Speedway in 2020, fans seem to have hit the jackpot with the schedule as everything is coming up 7’s!

Triple 7’s, to be certain, as exactly seven shows have been scheduled for each of three sprint car divisions during the year ahead in the form of 410, 360 and 305 sprint action.

The popular 410 sprint cars will blast around the track beginning on Sunday, March 29 as part of “March Mayhem” before returning on April 26 for the Ray Tilley Classic.

After those two early season shows, the 410 supers will return on June 28 for the PA Speedweek Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial, July 27 for a Summer Championship, August 29 for the Summer Sendoff, September 6 for the Jim Nace Memorial National Open Qualifier and finally for the 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open on September 26.

The 360 sprints will appear first on the season coming up on Saturday, April 4 in conjunction with URC as they tune up for their next show, on May 2 when the ASCS Sprints invade for the Battle of the Groves event.

More 360 action will take place on May 23 for the URC Jack Gunn Memorial, on June 6 for the Patriot Sprints Joe Whitcomb Memorial, on June 27 for the URC Kramer Cup and on July 11 for the National Open for 360s.

The final 360-powered race of the season will come in conjunction with USAC when for the first time ever, the USAC East wingless sprints tour the speedway on August 9 along with the super size USAC Silver Crown Series.

And the competitive IMCA/PASS 305 sprints will hit the track for race one of seven coming up as part of Family Night on Saturday, May 9.

After that, the 305s return on May 23, June 6, June 28, July 11, August 15 and finally on September 26.

The recently released 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events holds a total of 21 dates for dirt track racing fans.

The season will open on Saturday, March 21 at 2 pm with the return of the Icebreaker 40 for combined big and small block modifieds.

View the complete 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Keep up to all the latest oval news by visiting the website and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.

 

 

Williams Grove Busy With Off-Season Upgrades, Season Opener Two Months Away

1/12/20

Mechanicsburg – With the 2020 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway slated to take place in just over two months, on Sunday afternoon March 15, the oval has been ready preparing for the new season of racing.

As soon as the 2019 season came to a close, the oval was resurfaced with new clay but work crews have been busy elsewhere during the off-season.

Sections of new guardrail have been installed around the speedway while fencing has been reinforced as well.

All new steel containment cable has been inserted into the catch fencing all around the speedway.

Another big off-season project has been the acquisition of brand new, state of the art Whelen Engineering safety lights.

Worth some $20,000, the new, all LED red, yellow and green lights come complete with strobe capability.

It is hoped that the new safety lights can be operational for the start of the season.

The 2020 season opener featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars is set for 2 pm on March 15.

Gates for the sprint car only program will open at noon.

A pair of super late model races will round out March, slated for March 20 and 27, along with 410 sprint car action both nights.

The March 20 program will be sanctioned by the ULMS Super Late Model Series.

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.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Honors 2019 Champions During Season Engine Banquet

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway officially wrapped up the 2019 racing season Saturday night with their annual awards banquet held at the Lewistown Moose Family Center. Five divisions were represented with track champions and special award winners being recognized along with the top 10 in season ending point standings. Food was provided thanks to Harshbarger’s Sub N Malt.

Logan Wagner picked up the championship award for the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car division for the second consecutive season. Behind five victories, 15 top-five finishes and 20 top 10’s, Wagner was the first back-to-back champion at the Speedway since Todd Shaffer in 2008-09.

Wagner’s car owners, John and Pee Wee Zemaitis, were also honored as the car owners of the year for the division as a result of Wagner’s championship.

Second through tenth in season ending standings and also receiving acknowledgment was Dylan Cisney, AJ Flick, TJ Stutts, Jared Esh, Mike Wagner, Tyler Reeser, Blane Heimbach, Anthony Macri and Jeff Miller.

410 Special Awards Winners

Rookie of the Year- Jeff Miller

Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award- AJ Flick

Most Improved Driver- Jared Esh

In Super Late Model competition, Dylan Yoder was honored as champion. Yoder picked up three wins in 2019 and at season’s end, held a commanding -445 point lead over his fellow competetors.

Second through tenth for the River Valley Builders Super Late Model Division and also being acknowledged was Andy Haus, Jeff Rine, Tim Smith Jr., Mike Lupfer, Austin Berry, Nick Dickson, Gene Knaub, Dillan Stake and Chad Meyers

Super Late Model Special Award Winners

Rookie of the Year- Dillan Stake

Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award- Nick Dickson

Most Improved Driver- Austin Berry

Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model champion Andrew Yoder was also honored. Yoder had one of the most dominating seasons in recent memory as he picked up seven victories to go along with one second and two third place finishes.

Second through tenth also received acknowledgment and was Devin Hart, Derrick Garman, Kenny Yoder, Ryan Zook, Todd Snook, Taylor Farling, Jared Fulkroad, Donnie Farling and Devin Frey.

Limited Late Model Special Award Winners

Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award- Ryan Zook

In Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car competition, it was Ken Duke being honored as champion. Duke picked up two victories in 2019 and claimed the championship by only 80 markers.

Second through tenth were Nick Sweigart, Jonathan Jones, Devin Adams, Doug Dodsen, Zach Newlin, Drew Ritchey, Kassidy Kreitz, Jaremi Hanson and Cale Reigle.

305 Sprint Car Special Award Winners

Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award- Doug Dodsen

Finally, in what will be the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks final season at Port Royal Speedway, Brad Mitch was honored as the 2019 champion. Mitch picked up four victories on the season to go along with two second place finishes and claimed the championship by 205 points at seasons end.

Second through tenth being honored were Walt Peters, Chuck Bryner, Pete Leister, Dustin Hoffman, Bill Cooper, Dustin Snook, Kevin Imes, Craig Imes and Josh Bender.

Xtreme Stocks Special Award Winners

Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award- Chuck Bryner

 

 

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2020 Selinsgrove Speedway Schedule Ramps Up The 410 Sprint Car Action

1/5/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – The recently released 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events holds 21 dates for dirt track racing fans, seven of which will feature the 410 sprint cars.

That total of seven shows for the 410s during the season ahead represents a noticeable increase over recent seasons.

Just two or three races have been slated for the division during the last few years so a doubling or tripling of races for the new year has Selinsgrove sprint car fans excited.

The first 410 show of the year is set for Sunday afternoon, March 29 at 2 pm when March Mayhem hits the track along with the super late models.

Selinsgrove Speedway icon Ray Tilley of Pine Grove will be honored with the Icon Legacy Custom Homes Ray Tilley Classic for 410s on Sunday night, April 26, again accompanied by the super late models.

The annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for 410 sprints will hit the track on Sunday, June 28 when the Middleswarth Potato Chips Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial is staged as part of the opening weekend of speedweek action.

Race four of seven on the year for the 410s at Selinsgrove will hit the track on Saturday night, July 25 when the sprinters get highlighted in a Summer Championship as will the super late models.

Saturday night, August 29 will find the 410s racing in the Summer Sendoff.

And then the final two shows of the year for the super sprints will take place on Sunday night, September 6 and on Saturday night, Sept 26.

September 6 will feature the Selinsgrove Ford National Open Qualifier race for the 410s while the end of the month date will feature the 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open, paying $20,000 to the winner.

Each of the races on April 26, June 28 and September 26 are part of the 2020 Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series of races, featuring just two divisions of racing action on the big half-mile!

The season will open on Saturday, March 21 at 2 pm with the return of the Icebreaker 40 for combined big and small block modifieds.

The sale of 2020 season admission passes and seats will begin soon with information released in the near future.

View the complete 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Keep up to all the latest oval news by visiting the website and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.


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Selinsgrove Speedway Mourns Loss Of Maynard Boop and Tommy Spriggle

12/27/19

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway is mourning the loss this week of a pair of sprint car champions at the historic oval, sprint car owner Maynard Boop of Mifflinburg and sprint car driver Tommy Spriggle of Harrisburg.

Boop, age 99, was the owner of the famed Boop’s Aluminum Special No. 1 sprint car that broke records and stunned the sprint car ranks at Selinsgrove and across the nation from 1976 through 1982.

Overall his mounts scored 111 sprint car feature wins along with numerous track and series titles.

The Boop’s car was the Central Pennsylvania KARS owner champion mount in 1977, 1979 and in 1980 while it also scored the KARS driver titles in 1979 and 1980.

At Selinsgrove Speedway alone, the Boop’s No. 1 took the 1982 track title with Dillsburg’s Lynn Paxton at the wheel while taking 10 wins on the season.

Paxton/Boop also won the Selinsgrove Jack Gunn Memorial in 1981, scored a Labor Day win in 1982 and also beat the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series at the oval in 1982.

The last of Boops 111 overall career owner wins also came at Selinsgrove Speedway, with Randy Wolfe at the wheel in October, 1982.

Spriggle, age 75, was the 1977 Selinsgrove Speedway sprint car track champion.

Spriggle and his No. 42 super sprint campaigned for decades at Selinsgrove Speedway and around the region before competing regularly later in his career in the 358 sprint car ranks.

His son Alan is also a former regular 358 sprint campaigner at the Snyder County oval.

The staff and management of Selinsgrove Speedway extend its sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of both late sprint car legends at this time of loss.

Full obituaries and funeral service information for both men can be found via links at the speedway’s official website, www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

 

 

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2020 Selinsgrove Sked Offers Slivinski Law Super 7 Series Of Races

Seven, two-division races to feature fast-paced, fan-friendly, premier dirt-track racing!

12/17/19

Selinsgrove, Pa - As part of Selinsgrove Speedway’s newly released 2020 slate of racing events, the Snyder County oval counts the Slivinski Law Offices Selinsgrove Speedway Super 7 Series as part of the itinerary.

The Slivinski Law Offices Selinsgrove Speedway Super 7 is a series of seven, two-division races that will feature fast-paced, fan-friendly, premier dirt track racing at its finest, during the heart of the 2020 season.

And who can argue with high-flying, two division racing programs at the super speedway of dirt?

Series sponsor Slivinski Law Offices of Selinsgrove and Middleburg has been serving the area’s criminal, business and family law needs since 1977 and is proud to come on board the Selinsgrove Speedway family of sponsors.

Learn all about series sponsor Slivinski Law by visiting the firm’s website at www.slivlaw.com. Contact the offices at 570.374.5575 or 570.837.1200.

The first of the Selinsgrove Super 7 Series will take place on Sunday night, April 26 when the Ray Tilley Classic is staged for 410 sprints along with action for the super late models.

Night number two takes to the track on Saturday, May 2 when the traveling Lucas Oil ASCS 360 sprints compete in the Battle of the Groves along with limited late model action.

The Ron Keister Memorial for super lates takes center stage along with action by the limited late models on May 16 for night three of the series.

Night four will take place on Saturday June 20 when the World of Outlaws Late Models invade for the 22nd annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open, paying $10,000 to win and again the limited late models will share the card.

Sunday, June 28 will feature the Middleswarth Potato Chips Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial for the 410 sprints as part of Pennsylvania Speedweek when the 305 sprints join in the fun. .

Night six of the series rolls to the track on Sunday, August 9 when the USAC Silver Crown Series and the USAC East wingless 360 sprints stage the Bill Holland Classic 74th Selinsgrove Speedway Anniversary Race.

And the finale of the seven night, two-division series of races will be the season finale, 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open for 410 sprint cars, again paying $20,000 to win in 2020, taking place on Saturday, September 26.

The marquee event of the season will be rounded out with the 305 sprints.

All but two of the 21 races slated on the just released 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events are comprised of fan-friendly, two or three division programs intended to provide maximum action in quick time for everyone.

“Our goal with these two and three division races is to give the fans a great, fast-paced show of exciting racing that showcases what we have to offer at Selinsgrove Speedway, both to the racers and the fans,” says Selinsgrove Speedway Promoter Steve Inch.

“And we want both of them to leave the track wanting more.”

View the complete 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Keep up to all the latest oval news by visiting the website and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.


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2020 Selinsgrove Sked Offers Slivinski Law Super 7 Series Of Races

Seven, two-division races to feature fast-paced, fan-friendly, premier dirt-track racing!

12/17/19

Selinsgrove, Pa - As part of Selinsgrove Speedway’s newly released 2020 slate of racing events, the Snyder County oval counts the Slivinski Law Offices Selinsgrove Speedway Super 7 Series as part of the itinerary.

The Slivinski Law Offices Selinsgrove Speedway Super 7 is a series of seven, two-division races that will feature fast-paced, fan-friendly, premier dirt track racing at its finest, during the heart of the 2020 season.

And who can argue with high-flying, two division racing programs at the super speedway of dirt?

Series sponsor Slivinski Law Offices of Selinsgrove and Middleburg has been serving the area’s criminal, business and family law needs since 1977 and is proud to come on board the Selinsgrove Speedway family of sponsors.

Learn all about series sponsor Slivinski Law by visiting the firm’s website at www.slivlaw.com. Contact the offices at 570.374.5575 or 570.837.1200.

The first of the Selinsgrove Super 7 Series will take place on Sunday night, April 26 when the Ray Tilley Classic is staged for 410 sprints along with action for the super late models.

Night number two takes to the track on Saturday, May 2 when the traveling Lucas Oil ASCS 360 sprints compete in the Battle of the Groves along with limited late model action.

The Ron Keister Memorial for super lates takes center stage along with action by the limited late models on May 16 for night three of the series.

Night four will take place on Saturday June 20 when the World of Outlaws Late Models invade for the 22nd annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open, paying $10,000 to win and again the limited late models will share the card.

Sunday, June 28 will feature the Middleswarth Potato Chips Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial for the 410 sprints as part of Pennsylvania Speedweek when the 305 sprints join in the fun. .

Night six of the series rolls to the track on Sunday, August 9 when the USAC Silver Crown Series and the USAC East wingless 360 sprints stage the Bill Holland Classic 74th Selinsgrove Speedway Anniversary Race.

And the finale of the seven night, two-division series of races will be the season finale, 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open for 410 sprint cars, again paying $20,000 to win in 2020, taking place on Saturday, September 26.

The marquee event of the season will be rounded out with the 305 sprints.

All but two of the 21 races slated on the just released 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events are comprised of fan-friendly, two or three division programs intended to provide maximum action in quick time for everyone.

“Our goal with these two and three division races is to give the fans a great, fast-paced show of exciting racing that showcases what we have to offer at Selinsgrove Speedway, both to the racers and the fans,” says Selinsgrove Speedway Promoter Steve Inch.

“And we want both of them to leave the track wanting more.”

View the complete 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Keep up to all the latest oval news by visiting the website and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.


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Selinsgrove Speedway Releases 2020 Schedule Of Specials ~

Offers 21 Race Dates With 410, 360 & 305 Sprints And Super Late Models Highlighted In 2 & 3 Division Programs!

Oval to host USAC, WoO Late Models, URC, ASCS, Patriots, ULMS, NUSLMS sanctions

12/17/19

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway has unveiled its 2020 racing schedule of special events that boasts 21 total races, comprised of nearly all two and three-division programs, for sprint car and stock car fans alike to enjoy!

A full and diverse slate of events has been put together featuring Triple 7’s for three prime divisions of sprint cars including 410, 360 and 305 sprints, each competing in seven individual races!

In addition an even 10 races will be spun off for the super late models with nine on tap for the limited lates and 11 contests for the roadrunner division.

The Snyder County oval will kick off its highly anticipated season of specials with the return of the Icebreaker for combined big and small block modifieds on Saturday afternoon, March 21 at 2 pm.

And the track will swing right back into action one week later, on Sunday afternoon March 29 with March Mayhem for the 410 sprints and super late models, again at 2 pm.

In total, the ever-popular 410 sprints will compete seven times during Selinsgrove’s 74th year in 2020 with additional dates slated including the Ray Tilley Classic on April 26, the PA Speedweek Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial on June 28, a Summer Championship on July 25, the Summer Sendoff on August 29, and the Selinsgrove Ford Jim Nace Memorial National Open Qualifier on September 6.

The always-exciting super late models will vie during the year including in the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center World of Outlaws 22nd annual National Open on Saturday, June 20.

Both the ULMS and NUSLMS will sanction specials at the track during the season for the full-size super late models.

Other popular dates for the super lates include the Ron Keister Memorial on May 16, the Pa Super Late Model Challenge Series on June 13 and a Summer Championship on July 25.

The 360-powered sprint cars will also highlight the 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule with shows on the docket including appearances by the ASCS, URC, USAC Wingless and Patriot Sprints.

The division’s marquee Selinsgrove event, the Mach I Chassis 360 National Open will be held on Saturday, July 11.

Other 360 specials will include the Jack Gunn Memorial, the Joe Whitcomb Memorial and the Kramer Cup, slated for May 23, June 6 and June 27, respectively.

Recently announced, the mighty USAC Silver Crown Series will mark USAC’s return to the track for the first time since 1971 when they invade to stage the Bill Holland Classic 74th Selinsgrove Speedway Anniversary Race on Sunday night, August 9.

The IMCA/PASS 305 sprints will race with dates etched from May 9 through September 26. The limited late models will race April through August.

Selinsgrove Speedway will end its 2020 season of specials on Saturday night, September 26 with the running of the $20,000-to-win, 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open for the 410 sprint cars.

The race will again pay $20,000 to win for the second year in a row in 2020 as the biggest winner’s share up for grabs in the state in an unsanctioned 410 sprint car event.

The winged super sportsman division will make one appearance during the season, on June 13.

View the complete 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Keep up to all the latest oval news by visiting the website and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.

 

 

ULTIMATE NORTHEAST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES WILL RETURN

TO SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY FOR THE “SHOWDOWN ON SAND HILL” AUG. 15

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s Selinsgrove Speedway will host the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series for the annual “Showdown on Sand Hill” Saturday, Aug. 15, as part of the 2020 tour.

For the third year in a row, the traveling series will return to the Snyder County half-mile clay oval for a 30-lap, $3,000-to-win main event for the super late models. Joining the super late models on the Aug. 15 racing card will be the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars and roadrunners.

In the 2019 “Showdown on Sand Hill” race, Gregg Satterlee jumped out to an early lead before Jared Miley snuck past him on lap 13. After challenging Miley for the top spot late in the race, Satterlee settled for a runner-up finish behind Miley, with Dylan Yoder, Matt Cosner, and Jason Covert trailing them at the checkers.

Other past winners of Selinsgrove’s “Showdown” event include Dylan Yoder (2018), Tim McCreadie (2014), and Satterlee (2013).

For 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.

For more information on the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series visit ultimatesupers.com/NEHome or call 724.433.0159. Follow the Series on Facebook or @ULTIMATENorth on Twitter and @ultimate_northeast_slms on Instagram for up to the minute news.

The ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series would like to recognize their series partners for the 2020 season which include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, American Racer Tires, VP Racing Fuel “The official fuel of ULTIMATE”, VP Racing Lubricants, Keyser Manufacturing, AR Bodies, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra Shield Race Products, HI-Line Motorsports, Penske Racing Shocks, Swift Springs, Shirt Works, Velocita, Jay's Auto Wrecking, Army Navy Indoor Pistol Range, Chew On This Jerky, TRUFORM Race Products, Speed51.com “The official video home of ULTIMATE”, Thomas Clarke Performance, Patrick Miller Photography, and Log Cabin Creations.

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New Events And Increased Appearances Part Of Just Released Williams Grove 2020 Sked

Season Opener Slated For Sunday, March 15.

12/8/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway has announced its 2020 schedule of events featuring 31 race dates that showcase the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in every outing.

The 2020 season opener featuring 410 sprint cars only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 15 at 2 pm.

But that will not be the last “sprints only” program on the 2020 slate of races, as three more big shows with simply sprints will be featured.

“The Big Three” of 2020 when only the 410 sprints will appear will take place on April 17 when the All Stars stage the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic, July 3 for the 32nd annual PA Speedweek Mitch Smith Memorial and on August August 28 when the All Stars return for the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s.

“The Big Three” are sure to be can’t miss events in 2020.

The unlimited, full-body super late models, once a regularly appearing division at the track, will see an uptick in their appearances at Williams Grove Speedway next season with a total of six races on the agenda.

Two of the races will be sanctioned by the popular ULMS Late Model Series, taking place on March 20 and again on April 10 while the World of Outlaws Late Models will sanction a $10,000 to win event on August 21.

Other super late model races will hit the track on March 27, August 7 and on June 5 when the PA Super Late Model Challenge Series is staged.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will be featured on 10 occasions at the track again in 2020 with the division kicking off action on April 24 running through September 25.

The USAC Silver Crown Series will return to the track for the second year in a row, along with the 410 sprints, on June 12.

More USAC action at the track this season will include the USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints, taking part in a new program early in the season as the “Spring Sprint Special” roars to life on April 3.

The April 3 show will feature the 410 sprints, the USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints and the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars in a rare three-division, all open wheel program of high-flying action.

The World of Outlaws sprint cars come to Williams Grove for a total of six events including the regular two-day May and July stands along with the two-day, 58th annual National Open on October 2 and 3.

The October 3 National Open will again pay a whopping $65,000 to the winner and will crown the 2020 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car track champion.

Champion Racing Oil returns to sponsor the entire National Open weekend in 2020 as well as the Summer Nationals on July 24 and 25.

H & N Landscaping will present the World of Outlaws sprint cars at Williams Grove on May 15 and 16.

The All Star Circuit of Champions sprints will appear in a trio of shows including the previously stated Tommy Classic and Gunn Memorial along with the Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 18.

The United Racing Club 360 c.i. sprints have two dates inked on the 2020 schedule, one in conjunction with ASCS.

May 1 will find the oval taking part in the third running of The Battle Of 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.

The 10-race Hoosier Diamond Series will again be staged at Williams Grove in 2020 with a champion of the series declared based on performances in select increased purse races during the year.

Also returng for another run in 2020 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 a pair of icons in the sport in 2020 when legendary mechanic Davey Brown is honored with the Brown Tribute Race on May 22 while legendary Apple. No. 12 car owner Bob Stewart is honored in the Stewart Tribute Race on September 4.

The Pennsylvania Speedweek Series will visit Williams Grove Speedway for a pair of shows, on June 26 for the series opener and on July 3 for the $15,000 to win Mitch Smith Memorial.

Sponsored by Hoseheads.com, Kids Easter Night and Fan Appreciation Night will again be on the itinerary in 2020 with free pre-race front pit access for general admission fans as part of Fan Appreciation Night on June 19.

View the entire 2020 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events and keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Selinsgrove Speedway Booking Big Late Model Shows For New Season

Exciting 2020 Schedule Nearing Completion, To Be Released Soon!

12/7/19

Selinsgrove, Pa - As part of its soon-to-be-released 2020 schedule of events, Selinsgrove Speedway is pleased to announce the return of the ULMS Late Model Series to the track for two big shows in April and September.

The super late model division will have a minimum of 10 races on the 2020 docket with the ULMS stars taking to the track on Saturday, April 11 and again on Sunday, September 6.

An all stock car show will be spun off headlined by ULMS in April while the September 6 show will find ULMS sharing the spotlight with the 410 sprint cars for a big Labor Day holiday weekend special.

More details surrounding that big program for both divisions will be released soon!

Other big events for the super lates will be announced in the near future including visits by other sanctioning bodies including the World of Outlaws Late Models.

The World of Outlaws Late Models have already announced their return to Selinsgrove Speedway for the 22nd annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center National Open, occurring in the heart of summer, 2020.

The brand new event date will find the traveling late model stars invading the oval for the $10,000 to win Open on Saturday, June 20.

The Pennsylvania Super Late Model Challenge Series will hit the track one week earlier, on June 13.

The 2020 schedule is nearing completion, offering a variety of divisions competing in big shows from March through September and will be released within the next 10 – 14 days.

Multiple dates and events for 410 sprints, 360 sprints, 305 sprints, super late models, limited late models and more are in the offing!

Another huge show already announced in conjunction with the United States Auto Club is the planned return of USAC to Selinsgrove Speedway coming up in August, 2020.

The wingless USAC Silver Crown Series will hit the tack for the first time in the storied history of both entities on Sunday evening, August 9, for the Bill Holland Classic.

Sharing that special racing card will be the first-ever visit of the USAC wingless 360-sprints to Selinsgrove Speedway.

As previously announced, the 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway season will kick off on Saturday, March 21 with the return of the Icebreaker for combined Modifieds presented by American Racer Tire, followed one week later on Sunday, March 29 by a 410 sprint and super late model doubleheader.

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

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.


~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to Return to ‘The Speed Palace’ for Two Nights in October During 2020 Season

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Adding to what is shaping up to be an impressive and diverse 2020 racing schedule, Port Royal Speedway is once again proud to host the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Oct. 9-10 for two days of mudslinging action.

Still using the Nittany Showdown moniker, this will be the third consecutive season in which the Speedway will attempt a two-day event. The last two seasons have been hit with rain and as a result has been shortened to one night. With the weekend date being moved up a few weeks earlier in the season, this could be the first time both races get run in the history of the Speedway.

Last year Donny Schatz continued a recent string of success at the Speedway as he picked up the victory over Pennsylvania Posse regular Anthony Macri and weekend invader Brian Brown. The $8000 checkered flag was the third consecutive at the Juniata County oval for Schatz and his fourth career at the track.

Once again racers will compete Friday night for $8,000 and $15,000 during Saturday night’s finale.

Founded in 1978 by Ted Johnson, the World of Outlaws are the premier Sprint Car traveling series in the country and play host to some of the best drivers the sport has to offer such as 2019 defending champion Brad Sweet, 10-time champion Schatz, former champion Daryn Pittman and 51-time winner David Gravel.

Along with up and coming drivers such as Logan Schuchart, Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild among others, the Outlaws and PA Posse rivalry will be on full display as local heroes such as Lance Dewease (17 WoO Wins), Danny Dietrich (5 WoO Wins), Ryan Smith (1 WoO Win), Freddie Rahmer (1 WoO Win) and Logan Wagner (2018,2019 Port Royal Track Champion) attempt to carry the PA banner in front of a packed house of fans.

Also throw in several invaders who call Pennsylvania home during the tail-end of the season looking to make their mark on the history books as drivers who will likely be in attendance.

The very first Outlaws Sprint Car race held at the Speedway occurred in 1979 and Lynn Paxton picked up the checkered flag that evening. The series didn’t return until two consecutive seasons in 1986-87, when Don Kreitz Jr. and Doug Wolfgang picked up victory. Over a decade later, the series returned for four seasons from 2001-2004 where Danny Wood, Brad Furr, Jason Meyers and Schatz parked it in victory lane.

The series returned after a 10-year absence in 2014 and have been a regular on the yearly schedule since with Ryan Smith, Sweet, Schuchart and Schatz all winning shows. The Posse will be looking to break a 5-year stranglehold by the Outlaws at the Speedway in 2020.

Stayed tuned to our various social media outlets and website www.portroyalspeedway.com for more announcements regarding ticket sales, event information and the remainder of the 2020 Port Royal Speedway schedule in entirety in the coming weeks and thank you for your support!

 

 

Port Royal Speedway to Once Again Play Host to All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020, To Include Weikert Memorial and Tuscarora 50

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- As with anything, the only thing constant about racing is change. With a busy offseason in full swing, many sights and sounds are changing at the Port Royal Speedway for the 2020 racing season.

This is just another step into the future as the Port Royal Speedway continues its rapid ascent as one of the premier racing facilities in all the country.

However, while change is necessary and a welcome addition for fans and drivers alike, the Speedway continues to embrace its roots and past.

Continuing a tradition that began in 1981, when Lynn Paxton won the first ever All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned event at the Juniata County oval, the Port Royal Speedway is proud to once again host the Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Car Series during the 2020 race season.

The series will visit the Speedway three times in 2020 for a total of five nights of racing action.

Formed in 1970 as the first ‘Outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era, the series has been a staple in the Central Pa. region for decades past. In its current form, the series is owned by motorsports legend Tony Stewart (since 2015) and plays host to some of the best drivers in winged sprint car action that the sport has to offer.

As customary, the series first visit to the Speedway will occur April 18th with the Fifth Annual Keith Kauffman Classic paying $6000 to win for the Sprint Cars. This event honors Kauffman, a 24-time All Star winner and the Port Royal Speedway all-time leading feature winner.

All Star competitor Dale Blaney picked up the first ever event checkered flag in 2016, but since then Lance Dewease has had a stranglehold on the event, as he has won three in-a-row for the Pennsylvania Posse. He will be looking to make it four in 2020.

This will also serve as the first of eight two-day weekends in 2020, as the following night the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade the Speedway for the ‘Rumble By The River’.

A little over a month later, the All Stars will return as they will serve as the host for the annual Weikert Memorial. The two-day event will occur May 23-24 and will once again pay $10,000 to win for the Sprint Cars. It will also include the Super Late Models racing for $5000 each night.

The annual red, white and blue event has been held since 2003 and is a Memorial Day weekend staple that honors the legendary car owner, Bob Weikert. The event first moved to a two-day format in 2016 and the coveted ‘Steer Head’ trophy is one of the most sought-after trophies for drivers yearly. This will be a return to the event for the All Stars, which most recently sanctioned the event in 2015, and it should only ad to what has become one of the premier events at the Speedway.

Last year Danny Dietrich and Logan Wagner picked up victories in the event and they will be looking to ensure the trophy and money stay local against the traveling All Stars. Fred Rahmer (2), Todd Shaffer, Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett (6), Jeff Shepard, Stevie Smith, Doug Esh, Cody Darrah and Lucas Wolfe (2) are also past winners.

Finally, the crown jewel event of the season, the 53rd Annual Tuscarora 50 will once again be All Star sanctioned and will be held Friday and Saturday, September 11-12. Friday night’s Night Before the 50 will pay $6000 to win with Saturday night’s finale paying $53,000 to win. Saturday night’s event is the highest paying event for the series all season.

Last year Trey Starks swooped in to pick up the Friday night opener and 2-time defending series champion Aaron Reutzel etched his name in the record books as he claimed the Saturday night finale to become the 25th ever victor in the historic event.

Other past winners of the event are Mitch Smith (3), Smokey Snellbaker (2), Lynn Paxton (3), Kenny Weld, Steve Smith, Jim Nace, Gary Howsare, Keith Kauffman (2), George Ferguson Jr., Bobby Allen (2), Dave Blaney, Doug Wolfgang (4), Stevie Smith (2), Todd Shaffer (3), Len Krautheim III, Don Kreitz Jr. (3), Lance Dewease (6), Fred Rahmer (4), Greg Hodnett (4), Doug Esh (2), Mike Erdley, Brian Montieth, Brent Marks and Donny Schatz.

Stay tuned to our various social media outlets and visit our website www.portroyalspeedway.com for more information regarding the events and look for a full schedule to released shortly. Thank you for supporting us and we look forward to seeing you at the track in 2020.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

29 November 2019

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY & USAC TO PRESENT
SILVER CROWN CHAMP CAR SERIES BILL HOLLAND CLASSIC
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – Pennsylvania’s Selinsgrove Speedway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) will present the Bill Holland Classic for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in what promises to be a must-see event 74 years in the making!

The first-ever visit by the Silver Crown Champ Cars to the historic half-mile oval will feature the wingless warriors in a 74-lap race that will not only honor the memory of the late Hall-of-Fame driver Bill Holland but also commemorate the speedway’s 74th anniversary.

Holland, of Reading, Pa., won the first race at Selinsgrove Speedway on July 20, 1946, and went on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500. Although Holland never won a race with USAC, his career was legendary in AAA competition, the predecessor to the formation of USAC in 1955. He died in 1984 from complications of Alzheimer's disease, and was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2005.

The elite Silver Crown Champ Car Series drivers will race for $8,000 to win and the inaugural Holland Classic trophy out of the $33,000 purse.

“A Silver Crown Champ Car race at Selinsgrove will be the perfect homage to one of auto racing’s most accomplished drivers,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “Several Silver Crown drivers visited the speedway last summer and noted the track’s size and sweeping turns will make it an ideal venue for a Champ Car event.”

Similarly, USAC series director Levi Jones, a two-time USAC Silver Crown champion driver himself, is honored to have the series makes its debut at the central Pennsylvania track.

“Pennsylvania is a hotbed of dirt track auto racing and it’s a thrill to bring USAC’s brand of racing to Selinsgrove Speedway,” Jones stated. “The Silver Crown series has a legendary legacy with many of the greatest names in the sport winning races and championships that continues to this day. It will be exciting for all of us to see the kind of show that the Silver Crown cars and the drivers will put on at Selinsgrove for the first time.”

With the pit area moved outside of the track in 2018, fans will have an unobstructed view of the wingless open wheelers on the “Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing” Aug. 9.

In its storied history, USAC has sanctioned only one previous event at Selinsgrove, a wingless sprint car race won by Hall-of-Famer Mitch Smith of Linglestown, Pa., in 1971.

Additional details on this marquee event and supporting divisions will be released as they become finalized.

For additional information on Selinsgrove Speedway and the United States Auto Club, please visit selinsgrovespeedway.com and usacracing.com.

 

 

Logan Wagner Cements Place in Port Royal History as Back-To-Back Sprint Car Track Champion

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Logan Wagner came into the 2019 season looking to build on the success of having won his first career Port Royal Speedway track championship the previous season. With three career wins at the Juniata County oval entering the year and once again flying the legendary John & Pee Wee Zemaitis Zemco #1 colors in weekly competition, Wagner felt confident about his chances.

While it took misfortune for Greg Hodnett on the final points race of the season and a dramatic drive through the field to narrowly claim the championship in 2018, Wagner was looking to make a statement and prove that he wasn’t just lucky.

On the strength of five victories, 15 top-five finishes, 20 top-10’s and only failing to qualify for one show, Wagner dominated the 2019 season and proved to be a force to reckon with for years to come.

“To get one championship is cool, but to build on that and get another is a special feeling,” said Wagner. “I felt like we were pretty good in 2018. But 2019 was something special and I don’t even think we knew how good we could be.”

To put his season in perspective, Wagner only finished below seventh twice all season. One of them was a non-points event against the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws event where he finished 11th and the other was a 12th in the third race of 2019 that saw the team dealing with mechanical issues early in the night and a drive through the field after qualifying via the B-Main.

He also became the first driver since Todd Shaffer in 2008 and 2009 to win back to back championships at the speedway, not to mention in the 10 years since that no driver had been able to win multiple championships at all.

With the who’s who of Central Pennsylvania competing weekly at the speedway throughout the years, it’s an accomplishment that’s not lost on the Harrisonville, Pa. native.

“I honestly look back and it’s truly and honor to even be on the same list as some of the drivers who have won championships there,” said Wagner. “A few years ago, I was just trying to win races and show I could do this. Now I’m a back to back champion and that’s truly a special thing.”

Highlights for the 2019 season included a win in April during Open Wheel Madness night, a $7000 win during the Weikert Memorial finale and a sweep during the twin 20’s in early June. He last visited victory lane at the Speedway in a regular show in August.

While the wins were memorable, it was a race that saw Wagner finish second to Danny Dietrich in the Weikert Memorial opener that lit a fire under Wagner and his Zemco team. With $10,000 on the line, Wagner led for 23 laps and looked to be in control before Dietrich capitalized on a late restart to claim the victory. Wagner had also been driving on three shocks as one broke on the opening circuit and the car was tough to hold onto.

“I was really frustrated after that one because I felt like we had the best car and a mechanical issue cost us,” said Wagner. “But then I also looked at it and told myself if we can be this fast on three shocks, we can really do something special when the car is all together. It just made me want to be better and really was big for our confidence.”

With the 2020 racing season ahead of him, Wagner is looking to get even better. He points to the longevity of all-time Port Royal Speedway feature winner Keith Kauffman as something he strives for.

“It’s a cool accomplishment to win two in a row and such, but when I look back Keith Kauffman, he was a guy that not only won, but he did it in multiple decades,” said Wagner. “It’s amazing to see championships in the 70’s, 80’s 90’s and 00’s from the same guy. That’s the kind of success we all strive for as drivers and I hope I can be half the driver he was.”

He is also extremely proud to represent Port Royal Speedway as their champion as they continue to grow and become one of the premier dirt tracks in the country. He points to the continued offseason improvements as reason’s he loves the ‘The Speed Palace’. But it’s the tracks dedication to safety and preventative maintenance that most impresses him.

“In the aviation world it’s really about preventing something before it’s too late and in that aspect, Port Royal Speedway is on top of their game like few others out there, “said Wagner, who is a pilot by trade in his day-to-day life. “Whether it’s a catch fence, new facilities, safety changes or just plain improving on the old, as a driver you have to appreciate that effort.”

“They don’t have to do a lot of things they do. But to see them thinking ahead and thinking of us as drivers and the fans, it makes you want to support that. And because of that, I’m extremely proud to be their track champion.”

Banquet Information

Tickets remain on sale for the annual Port Royal Speedway Awards Banquet to be held on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at the Lewistown Moose Family Center.

Doors will open at 5:00pm and dinner will be catered by Harshbarger’s Sub N Malt and will be served at 5:30pm with the awards program to follow.

Music will be provided by our own “Scotty the DJ”.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by phoning the office weekdays at: 717-527-2303

Bring a toy for kids night and get a chance to win a prize. BYOB is not permitted.

 

 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

2019 LINCOLN SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS, BRIAN MONTIETH AND DOUG HAMMAKER, HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, February 22, 2020 (2PM) Ice Breaker 30 featuring 410 Sprint Cars

York, PA (November 23, 2019) – The 2019 Lincoln Speedway racing season officially came to a close on Saturday night with the annual awards banquet at the Wyndham Garden in York. Track champions and special award honorees were recognized along with the top 10 in points from both the 410 and 358 sprint car divisions.

GENE LATTE FORD TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE GOES TO MONTIETH

Brian Montieth claimed his eighth Lincoln Speedway track title in an exciting point battle that took the chase for the championship down to the last race. Going into the final point race of the 2019 season Montieth, Alan Krimes and Chad Trout were all mathematically in the picture for the championship. With Montieth’s third place finish on August 31 he was able to seal the deal and take home the title.

Montieth started off the season with a pair of top 10 finishes, opening his 2019 campaign with a sixth-place finish in the Ice Breaker. Brian followed up the Ice Breaker with a solid third place finish the next week.

After a solid start Montieth found himself with a 16th place finish to close out March. In a-typical fashion, Montieth did not find victory lane in March or April. Again, Brian started the month off strong with second and third place finishes to kick off April. While running the Sterner Cement #69 for the Weldon Sterner Memorial on April 20, Montieth finished 17th. Brian bounced back the following week with a fourth-place finish to close out April.

The first race of May was rained out but when racing picked back up on May 11, Montieth found victory lane for the first time in 2019. After a 21st place finish in the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash, Brian finished out May with his second win.

The month of June saw Montieth with a top 5 and a top 10 finish with two finishes outside of the top 10 leading up to PA Speedweek. The final race of June was Lincoln’s first of two Speedweek races, and it was an exciting, if not controversial, one. Montieth was leading, running a cylinder down, when Danny Dietrich tried a slide job for the lead and took them both out with only three laps to go.

Montieth rebounded two nights later with his fifth career PA Speedweek win. The rest of July Brian found himself with two finishes outside the top 10.

August was a good month for Montieth despite being kept out of victory lane. He scored three podiums with third place finishes in the DCS School of Driving Night, Valley Supply 30 and the Bob Leiby Memorial.

Montieth’s fourth and final win of the season was his biggest of the year. Brian claimed his second Dirt Classic with his Dirt Classic 6 win on September 21. Montieth closed out the 2019 season with another third-place finish in the Hank Gentzler Memorial. Montieth’s point title also won Scott Zellers Mechanic of the Year honors.

Overall Montieth had four wins, 14 Top 5 finishes and 16 Top 10 finishes in his Championship campaign.

After battling Montieth down to the wire for the track championship, Alan Krimes finished second in the season points standings after scoring two wins early in the season along with 10 top-5s and 19 top-10 finishes.

Coming off his most improved driver award in 2018, Chad Trout, was also in the mix for the points title going into the last race of the season. Trout would finish third with his first career PA Speedweek win under his belt. Trout racked up 7 top-5 and 15 top-10 finishes in 2019.

Completing the top five in points were Chase Dietz (8 top-5/14 top-10) who landed in victory lane for his fourth career win at the track in 2019 and Jim Siegel who was unable to score a win but had a consistent and successful year with 3 top 5 and 19 top 10 finishes.

Rounding out the top 10 in points were Brandon Rahmer (3 top-5/14 top-10); Tim Glatfelter (4 top-5/9 top-10); Glenndon Forsythe (2 top-5/9 top-10; Kyle Moody who had two wins in 2019 and could have easily been a factor in the championship battle if he had not lost time mid-season due to engine issues (5 top-5/14-top 10) and Freddie Rahmer who amassed four wins, 12 top-5s and 14 top-10 finishes while splitting his time on Saturday nights.

The 410 sprints rans 27 races in 2019 with 16 different winners and five first time winners [Brett Michalski, Jeff Halligan, Matt Campbell, Skylar Gee and Ryan Smith].

Receiving Rookie of the Year honors after making the jump from 358 to 410 Sprints in 2019 is Trey Hivner. Hivner had two top-10s and a one top-5 finish. Trey’s top-5 was a third-place podium finish on June 15 in the make-up feature from May 25.

Landon Myers’ Most Improved Driver campaign included three top-10s, a top-5 finish and 14th place in the point standings at the end of the season. Myers finished an impressive twelfth in the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash in May.

410 Special Awards

Rookie of the Year: Trey Hivner

Most Improved Driver: Landon Myers

Sportsmanship Award: Glenndon Forsythe

Mechanic of the Year: Scott Zellers

HAMMAKER SCORES SECOND CAREER LINCOLN 358 SPRINT TITLE

In his second career championship campaign at Lincoln, Doug Hammaker only finished outside the top-10 once in the 2019 season. Hammaker ended the year with 4 wins, 16 top-5s and 19 top 10s. His finish outside the top 10 was a 15th place finish in the second race of the season on March 30.

Along with his 15th place finish, Hammaker started off the season with a seventh-place finish in March.

The month of April Hammaker scored two fourth place finishes and two wins. Doug’s first win of the season came on April 13 and his second on April 27.

May brought rain and the 358-division had two races postponed to June. The lone race they did get in on May 11, Hammaker finished a solid second.

With two make up races from May, the 358 sprints ran six features in the month of June. Hammaker averaged a 3.5 finish across the six races, including a top-10 in the 358/360 Challenge race on June 8.

Hammaker scored three top-5 finishes in July which included a make-up feature from June.

August was another two-win month for Hammaker whose wins bookended the month on August 3 and August 31. Doug added two top-10 finishes to his tally in August as well.

Doug completed his championship run with two top-5 finishes in September; a second-place finish on September 14 and a fifth-place finish to end the season.

Matt Findley scored his second career win at Lincoln on September 14 on his way to a second-place finish in the season point standings. Findley also tallied 6 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes in 2019. Cody Fletcher highlighted his third-place finish in points with his first career win at Lincoln during the May 4 make-up feature on June 1. In an impressive season, Fletcher scored 6 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes. Young-gun, Dylan Norris, amassed 6 top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes in his fourth place point run. Completing the top five in points was another first-time winner in 2019, Ashley Cappetta. Cappetta scored her first Lincoln victory on August 10. Along with her win, Ashley had 4 top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes during her 2019 run.

Rounding out the top 10 in points were 2018 358 Champion, Troy Wagaman Jr. Wagaman matched Hammaker’s four wins and also scored 9 top-5 and 12 top-10 finishes in 2019. Wagaman likely would have been in contention for the championship but missed races when he was running his 410 sprint towards the end of the season. Tyler Ross racked up 1 win, 5 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes in his seventh-place run. Mark VanVorst only missed two features the entire season to finish eighth in the final point standings. Zachary Allman finished ninth with 1 top-5, a second-place finish on April 20, and 3 top-10 finishes. Alyson Dietz had 1 top-5 and 5 top-10 finishes in 2019 to earn a tenth-place finish in the point standings.

There were 21 races run by the 358 sprints in 2019 with 12 different winners including four first-time winners [Cody Fletcher, Ashley Cappetta, Steve Owings and Jon Stewart].

Zachary Cool earned Rookie of the Year honors in the 358 sprint division. Cool placed in the top-10 twice in his rookie campaign in 2019. The future is bright for Cool who showed improvement throughout the season.

The Most Improved Driver in 358 sprint competition during 2019 was awarded to Zachary Allman. The highlight of Allman’s season was his podium finish in April. He also finished in the top-10 twice and was consistent throughout the season.

358 Special Awards

Rookie of the Year: Zachary Cool

Most Improved Driver: Zachary Allman

Sportsmanship Award: Wyatt Hinkle

A new award was implemented at the 2019 Awards Banquet, the Leiby Achievement Ward in memory of Bob Leiby. The first recipients of the award were Bobby & Lisa Leiby and Wanda & Don Leiby.

 

 

Port Royal Looking Ahead to 2020 With Various Improvements, Opening Day Scheduled for March 8th

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- As soon as the final laps of 2019 were completed and the victory lane celebrations wrapped up on the front stretch of the Port Royal Speedway, the track team began work on what will be a busy offseason at ‘The Speed Palace’.

While many things will remain the same, several large projects are in the works to ensure the fans and racers will continue to be rewarded for their support throughout the years and allowing the Speedway to further flourish into the future.

When entering the speedway, one of the first Improvements fans will notice will be the addition of a new handicap accessible concrete tunnel that will replace the old outdated tunnel that enters the infield under the speedway entering turn 1. Also looking vastly different will be victory lane, as the old raised stage will be torn up, along with the old infield tower and a new victory lane is being built near the middle of the front stretch.

The current infield bathrooms under the old stage and the infield concessions stands are also being removed and will be moved further back and in an area between turn 1 and 2 where new structures are being built.

This is being done to open visibility for fans and will allow for the track to widen the front stretch racing surface by 10 ft. Another big change will be the addition of a time trial staging area, to include a lane for push trucks and for drivers to fire their cars. This is a residual of the new time trial format, where after hot laps cars will remain inside the track in the staging area with their mules/carts.

This will not only improve on safety for time trials, but it will give fans an up-close view of last-minute preparations and adjustments being made to cars prior to heading out for their time trials laps. Lastly, the old flag stand will be torn down and a narrower structure is being built a few feet to the left of the old one to align with the scoring loop and new grandstands are being built inside the pit viewing area.

All projects will be completed in anticipation for the 2019 season opener, where the tentative first laps of 2020 will occur with a Test & Tune session from 1-4 PM on Saturday, March 7th. This will serve as the lead up for the 78th Port Royal Speedway Opening Day the following day on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 PM.

This will be the second consecutive season that the speedway will attempt a rare Sunday evening opener and will feature the 410 Sprint Cars and the Super Late Model in full programs of racing. Last year Dylan Cisney picked up the win in Sprint Car competition and Jason Covert picked up the Late Model feature.

If the March 8th events are affected by weather and Speedway officials are forced to cancel, we will try again Saturday March 14th.

Several other confirmed dates for the 2019 racing season include a March 21st visit by the ULMS Late Models, three visits by the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series to include Sunday, April 19th and a two-day show August 28-29th with the Saturday night finale paying $50,000 to win. The 53rd annual running of the Tuscarora 50 will also be held September 12th.

We thank you for continuing to support Port Royal Speedway and fans can be on the lookout for a complete schedule and additional information/changes in the coming months via our various social media outlets and website.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY & RACEWAY PARK GEARING UP FOR 2020 SEASON

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Members of the Speedway Management Group LLC voted Monday to continue operating Selinsgrove Speedway into the 2020 racing season, pending approval of the lease extension by the Selinsgrove Fair Association Inc. later this week.

The promotional team is in the process of putting together 15-18 races, mostly a weekly schedule during the prime part of the summer racing season, for the historic half-mile speedway’s 74th year. An April 2020 season opener is expected.

The racing cards will feature specials for the 360 sprint cars in sanctioned events, 410 sprint cars, and super late models, with the 305 sprint cars, limited late models, roadrunners, and other classes joining the headline divisions throughout the season. More details will be released as races become finalized during the off-season.

This week tri-axle loads of screened clay will be delivered as part of the resurfacing project that started three years ago.

Since the current promotional team took over operations of the track for the 2016 season, more than a half million dollars has been invested to improve and continue one of Pennsylvania’s great racing traditions.

The biggest change in the track’s history was completed for the 2018 season, at a cost of more than $120,000, when the pit area was moved outside of the track to provide a wide open view of the racing action. The lighting upgrade between turns three and four was also recently completed, among other improvements.

In 2019, the speedway hosted two of the biggest events in its storied history featuring the super late models in the $11,000-to-win Ron Keister Memorial May 18 and the 410 sprint cars in the $20,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial National Open Sept. 14. The track received national media exposure on the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Motor Trend Network, and through the online pay-per-view service onthecusion.com.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile go kart track located inside of Selinsgrove’s half-mile track, will celebrate its 20th season in 2020. Since 2001, kart racing will be on the schedule most Friday nights April through September with several Burris Money Series special events on Sundays.

For a complete schedule when it becomes available, 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.

 

 

Schatz Makes It Three Straight at The Speed Palace in Friday Night World of Outlaws Opener at Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Donny Schatz made the trek into Juniata County Friday night to the Port Royal Speedway with one thing on his mind….win the race.

Trailing current World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars points leader Brad Sweet by -32 points and with only four races remaining on the 2019 schedule, every position counts and every win means even more.

It didn’t hurt that Schatz came in as the two-time defending winner at 'The Speed Palace' either.

Schatz capitalized on a great starting position and a fast racetrack to make it three in a row by picking up the checkered flag and the $8000 prize over a hard charging Anthony Macri and Brian Brown. Schatz led all 30 laps.

"There's nothing I can do out here that can affect what Brad does, so we're just focused on doing the best we can and if we win races, that's as much as I can do on my end of things," said Schatz. "We're focusing on us and our car and if it's meant to be, the points thing will happen."

However, he had to work for it. Starting on the front row alongside of Brown, Schatz got the early jump, with Brown right on his tail at the completion of lap one. Meanwhile, All Star Circuit of Champions points champion and winner of the Tuscarora 50, Aaron Reutzel, was on the move, going from sixth to third on the opening circuit as well.

Everyone settled in over the next seven laps, with Schatz closing in on lap traffic on lap 8. As he was picking off cars, Reutzel was all over Brown. On lap 12 Reutzel used a slide job entering turn one to take the runner up spot, only for the pass to be negated after Danny Dietrich suffered a mechanical issue and got into the outside guardrail, ending upside down in the middle of turn one and two and bringing out the red flag..

Dietrich would walk away, but the damage was too much to continue.

With the field utilizing double file restarts, Schatz chose the bottom on the speedway and was able to get the jump on Brown at the return to green flag action.

While Brown settled into second, Reutzel fell back to fifth as he had been running the top of the speedway prior and got stuck on the bottom. Reutzel's misfortune was Macri's gain as he used the top of the speedway to move into third, while seventh starting Logan Schuchart entered the picture and took the fourth spot.

Eight laps later Schatz once again hit lap traffic. While he was trying to stretch his lead, he was also trying to conserve fuel. This allowed Brown and Macri to cut the distance in half.

"With the track being as fast as it was, the guys told me we might have to conserve a little fuel and I was trying to do it when I could," said Schatz. "I really don’t know how much we had left in there. We found the right pace and we tried to make it work."

Four laps later, Macri made his move in turn's one and two on the bottom of the speedway to pass Brown for second. Over the remaining six laps, he slowly chipped away at Schatz's lead.

With two to go, he was breathing down the 10-time series champion's neck. Macri tried the top of the speedway in turn's one and two and then tried the bottom in three and four. However, Schatz was too good.

Coming out of turn four to the flag stand, Schatz took the checkered flag by a margin of .599 seconds over Macri, Brown, Schuchart and Reutzel.

The win was the 11th of the season for Schatz and with Sweet only managing a 12th place finish, he pulled into victory lane a mere 8 points behind him in his quest for his 11th championship.

"We don't have too many more chances to win races coming down the stretch here, so it’s nice to be sitting here in victory lane," said Schatz. "The car was really good and it means a lot to win in front of these great Pennsylvania fans and I hope to see everyone again tomorrow."

For Macri, the finish was an exclamation mark on what has been a very fast second half of 2019 for the Dillsburg, Pa native. The runner up finish was the best career finish in Outlaw competition for him and he believed with five more laps he could've been sitting in victory lane."

'"I really don’t know what to say other than this thing was a rocket ship there towards the end," said Macri. "I felt like after that last caution I could run the car anywhere I wanted out there. I don't know that I've ever even finished top-10 against the Outlaws, so a second is pretty darn cool.

Daryn Pittman, Ian Madsen, Gio Scelzi, David Gravel and Brent Marks rounded out the top-10. Marks was also the night's hard charger, gaining 13 spots in the A-Main.

With expected rain in the area, Speedway officials and the Outlaws announced they were moving the start time to 2pm EST for the night two finale. If completed, it would be the first ever two night show for the Outlaws at the Port Royal Speedway and it will pay $15,000 to win.

Sprint Car Results- 1.Donny Schatz 2. Anthon Macri 3. Brian Brown 4.Logan Schuchart 5.Aaron Reutzel 6. Daryn Pittman 7. Ian Madsen 8. Gio Scelzi 9. David Gravel 10. Brent Marks 11. Logan Wagner 12.Brad Sweet 13.Carson Macedo 14. Brock Zearfoss 15. Sheldon Haudenschild 16. Jacob Allen 17.Shane Stewart 18.Ryan Smith 19.Kraig Kinser 20.TJ Stutts 21.Zeb Wise 22.Robbie Kendall 23.Paige Polyak 24.Danny Dietrich 25. Jeff Miller 26.Paul McMahan

 

 

World of Outlaws Set to Invade for Two Day Nittany Showdown to Close Out 2019

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway will close out their 2019 racing season with a two-day visit by the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series Friday and Saturday October 25-26 for the Nittany Showdown.

This will be the second consecutive season where the Outlaws will attempt to visit for a two-day event and it’s expected that a large field of cars will trek to Juniata County for a chance to take home the victory and the bragging rights against the best the sport has to offer.

There is a Sunday Oct. 27 rain date available if needed and times are to be determined if needed.

Last year’s event was rained out on Friday night and Saturday night, pushing racing activities to Sunday. It was also the first ever time that the Outlaws sanctioned the Tuscarora 50 due to rain showers cancelling the event earlier in the year.

Ultimately, Donny Schatz took home the $51,000 victory, which was his second consecutive triumph at Port Royal, as he won in 2017 as well.

Past winners in Outlaw competition along with Schatz (3) are Logan Shuchart, Brad Sweet, Ryan Smith, Jason Meyers, Brad Furr, Danny Wood, Doug Wolfgang, Don Kreitz Jr. and Lynn Paxton won the very first visit in July of 1979.

Logan Wagner is the leading Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car feature at the Speedway in 2019 with five wins to his credit and is the 2019 Port Royal Speedway track champion. He will be looking to defend the local turf along with Lance Dewease (110 career speedway victories), Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, Anthony Macri, Dylan Cisney and many more.

It is also expected that several other outsiders will make the trek to the Juniata County oval such as Brian Brown (Knoxville Track Champion) and many of the All Star Circuit of Champions regulars as well.

To go along with the PA Posse vs the Outlaws rivalry, the Outlaws points battle is also up for grabs entering the weekend. Currently Brad Sweet holds a 32-point advantage in the standings over Schatz and a -102 advantage over David Gravel.

Daryn Pittman and Schuchart also have a spirited battle for the fourth spot and currently Pittman has a 40-point advantage over him. Carson Macedo, Ian Madsen, Sheldon Haudenschield, Shane Stewart and Brent Marks, who just picked up the win at Williams Grove in the series most recent visit to the area round out the top 10.

This would be the first career championship for Sweet if he is to hold off Schatz and would make him the first champion other than Schatz since Daryn Pittman won in 2013. A strong run in Central Pa. would do wonders in his quest as the field will be as tough as anywhere and points are crucial.

Friday’s Preliminary event will pay $8000 to win and Saturday’s finale will pay $15,000 to win.

Reserve Seats are still available for the weekend and are on sale through the World of Outlaws website. The entire main grandstand towards turn 1 will be reserved seating and the top five rows of the new grandstand are as well. Everything else is general admission and season reserved seats will be honored for both nights.

Ticket prices and times are as follows-

Friday- $30 Adult General Admission, Students (12-17) $20, Kids- Free, Pit Admission $40

Gates Open at 4pm, Racing at 7pm

Saturday- $30 Adult General Admission, Student (12-17) $20, Kids- Free, Pit Admission $40

Gates Open at 1pm, Racing at 5pm

Camping will also be available for $20

There will also be a Cornhole Tournament being held Saturday. It is the 2nd Annual Port Royal Speedway Cornhole Classic. It is rain or shine and will be held in the commercial building right inside the front stretch gates. Registration is from 9:30am to 10:45am and the tournament will start at 11:00 am.

It is double elimination and is a bring your own partner event. If you need a partner, they can try and find you one. Entry fee is $30/team and payout is guaranteed to the top four teams. The event is BYOB (Bring your own beverages and bags. House bags can be provided if needed. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.

 

 

 

TJ Stutts Picks Up Emotional Win in Open Wheel Madness Finale at Port Royal Speedway

Bard and Zearfoss Also Pick Up Wins, Ken Duke Wins 360 Championship

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- When the 2019 racing season started, T.J Stutts wasn't sure if he'd be behind the wheel of a racecar, let alone in victory lane. A grueling off season that saw the Liverpool, Pa. native fighting the effects of a neuroendocrine tumor on the tail of the pancreas, Stutts was just happy to be living his life.

However, he kept his head up and he kept working hard. With his kids serving as crew members, Stutts got his health in order and the race team trudged along. Bad luck and a lack of speed made for many tough nights at the track.

All the hard work and dedication paid off Saturday night as Stutts picked up his first ever Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory at the Juniata County oval in front of a packed crowd on Open Wheel Madness Night 3.

"I just had this feeling all week," said Stutts surrounded by family and friends. "I'm not even going to hold back. I'm going to cry. This is special."

But like this season, it didn’t come easy. Stutts had to fend off multiple cautions and a hard charging Logan Wagner and Lance Dewease to bring home to win.

Stutts and Cory Haas led the field to the green flag with Stutts jumping out to the early lead. Danny Dietrich, who started fourth, slid into the second spot on the opening lap as well.

One lap later, Dylan Cisney came to a slow on the backstretch, bringing out the cautionon lap two. Cisney would rejoin the field.

With a return to green flag action, Haas showed his muscle as he ripped the top of the speedway in turn's one and two to pull alongside Stutts down the backstretch. He made slight contact with the outside guardrail, but powered underneath Stutts entering turn's three and four to lead at the stripe on lap three.

Dietrich would come to a slow just after the leaders crossed the line and bring out the second caution of the night. He would not rejoin the field.

On the restart, Stutts powered off the top of the speedway and re-took the lead from Haas and opened up a hefty lead. However that would all be erased as Danny Varin flipped over the inside guardrail of the front stretch on lap 11, bringing out the red flag. Dan Shetler also was involved with minor front end damage

On the restart, it was Wagner showing his hand. He hit the top of the speedway to take the third position from Ryan Smith before using the bottom in three and four the following circuit to pass Haas for second.

With nearly a 1.3 second lead entering lap traffic, Stutts was in command on lap 17. But the lap cars gave Wagner an opportunity to close the gap. Two laps later, Wagner made his move as he dove under the leader in turn's three and four. It looked as if he would run away, but a caution for debris of the backstretch negated the pass and once again gave Stutts the lead.

Not only did the caution give Stutts the lead, but it told him that he needed to change lanes on the track.

"Logan showed his nose down there and I was really hoping we didn’t wait too long to move down," said Stutts. "Me and my boys were talking earlier in the night and he asked me when we'd know to come off the top. Well I said you never really know and we caught a break with that caution."

Another restart was plagued by a wreck involving Brock Zearfoss and Anthony Macri and when the field took the green flag again, Stutts hit the high side in turn's one and two and used the bottom in three and four to thwart any attempt Wagner had to get under him.

Over the next few laps, Wagner attempted to reel in Stutts and he had him in his sights. Meanwhile, Dewease had found something on the bottom of the speedway and had entered the third spot. However, Stutts continued to hit his marks and nobody would stop his fairy tale story from becoming a reality.

He would cross the finish line and take the checkered flag by a .790 margin over Wagner and Dewease. Smith and Haas rounded out the top five with Tyler Reeser, Jared Esh, Alan Krimes, AJ Flick and Cisney rounding out the top 10.

"I'm just happy to be here man," said Stutts. "I was beginning to think this season might just be a wash. But here we are finishing strong. I can’t explain how much this means to me."

For Wagner, he was happy with the speed he had and even though he didn’t win, he was excited to see the hard work and dedication of Stutts pay off.

"If we couldn't win, I don’t know if there is a guy who deserves it more than TJ," said Wagner. "Everyone knows what he's gone through this year and it’s a family deal, so happy for a fellow competitor who works hard."

410 Sprint Cars- 1. TJ Stutts, 2.Logan Wagner 3.Lance Dewease 4.Ryan Smith 5.Cory Haas 6. Tyler Reeser 7.Jared Esh 8. Alan Krimes 9. AJ Flick 10. Dylan Cisney 11.Rick Lafferty 12. Lucas Wolfe 13. Kyle Smith 14. Trenton Sheaffer 15. Justin Whittal 16.Anthony Macri 17.Brock Zearfoss 18.Steve Buckwalter 19.Ryan Taylor 20.George Hobaugh 21. Danny Varin 22.Dan Shetler 23.Danny Dietrich 24.Tyler Walton

305 Sprint Cars.

Garrett Bard lead all 20 laps and fought off a hard charging Ken Duke to pick up his second Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car victory of the season at the Port Royal Speedway.

Nathan Gramley and Bard led the field to the green, with Bard jumping out the lead on the outside of the speedway. The first start of the night was negated by caution.

Duke, who started third, moved into the second position by lap three before another caution halted racing activity.

When green flag action returned, Bard once again ripped the outside of the speedway and opened up a sizable lead. It seemed to be smooth sailing until he hit lap traffic on lap 8 and allowed Duke to close the gap.

A caution would once again fly on lap 13 and set up Duke to make a move. On the restart, he tried the bottom, but Bard was too good and pulled away.

Bard would go on to take the checkered flag, his sixth overall in PASS/IMCA action, by .334 seconds over Duke, Nick Sweigart, Jeremi Hanson and Doug Dodsen.

"I wish we didn’t have that last caution as I knew Ken was there," said Bard. "It’s been an amazing season and I'm really thankful to be here."

For Duke, he finished second, but also claimed the Port Royal 305 Sprint Car track championship for 2019.

"I gave it everything I had, but overall Garrett deserved to win that race," said Duke. "He didn’t make any mistakes and he drove a great race."

305 Sprint Cars- 1. Garrett Bard 2. Ken Duke 3. Nick Sweigart 4. Jeremi Hanson 5.Doug Dodson 6. Jonathon Jones 7. Drew Ritchey 8. Nathan Gramley 9. Landon Price 10. Devin Adams 11. Reed Thompson 12. Kassidy Kreitz 13. Domenic Melair 14. John Walp 15. Jared Zionkowski 16. Peter Dance 17. Erin Statler 18. Mike Alleman 19. Ryan Lynn 20. Will Brunson 21. Fred Arnold 22. Dave Guss Jr. 23.Jimmy Whitew 24. Cassandra Minium DNF- Alex Bright, Wally Eshenaur

360 Sprint Cars.

Brock Zearfoss overcame a rough start to his night that ended in wrecked fashion in 410 Sprint Car action to pick up his first career United Racing Club 360 Sprint Car feature win at Port Royal Speedway.

Brian Carber and Mike Kiser led the field to the green flag with Kiser jumping out to the early lead. An early caution came out for a two car wreck in turn 1.

When the field went back to green flag action, Steve Buckwalter and Doug Hammaker got together, causing Buckwalter go go flipping. Several cars were involved in the back half of the field and all drivers walked away safely.

Carber led Kiser to the green flag on the restart, Meanwhile, Ryan Smith was making his trek to the front of the field, entering the top five form his eight starting spot. By lap eight, Smith was challenging for the lead and he successfully passed Carber to take over the top spot.

Meanwhile, Zearfoss, who started 12th was lurking. Both Smith and Zearfoss used the extreme top of the speedway in lap traffic.

With three laps to go, Zearfoss finally closed the gap and made his move. He would go on to claim victory over Smith, Carber, Chad Layton and Adam Carberry.

Layton and Josh Weller got together coming to the checkered flag and the race ended under red flag conditions.

"Anytime you can get laps in another division earlier in the night you are feeling really good," said Zearfoss. "This is a nice thing to check off the bucket list and I'm really happy to be sitting here in victory lane."

360 Sprint Cars- 1. Brock Zearfoss 2. Ryan Smith 3.Brian Carber 4. Chad Layton 5. Adam Carberry 6. Brett Wanner 7. Austin Bishop 8.Mike Kiser 9. Josh Weller 10.Steve Drevicki 11. Ed Aiken 12. Lucas Wolfe 13. Curt Michael 14. Matt Campbell 15. Ryan Quakenbush 16. Mark Van Vorst 17.Chad Criswell 18.Danny Varin 19. Steve Buckwalter 20. Tyler Ross 21. Doug Hammaker 22. Jake Eldreth 23. Ryan Stillwagon 24. Troy Wagaman Jr. 25. Joe Trenca

 

 

Port Royal Speedway to Serve Up Open Wheel Madness 3 in Final 410 Tune Up for World of Outlaws

URC 360 Sprints and PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints Fill Out Card

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, PA- Port Royal Speedways returns this week for the final Open Wheel Madness event of the season! Open Wheel Madness 3 will feature the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars and the final points race of the season for the PASS/IMCA Penns Valley Meat Market 305 Sprint Cars.

Entering the weekend’s madness, Logan Wagner has already wrapped up his second consecutive Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Championship. This event is also not a points event for the 410 division. Wagner leads the division with 5 wins this season as well.

This will be the final chance for drivers to get track time and prepare for the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws two-day visit next weekend. With the Outlaws on tap and many tracks done for the season, you can expect a high car count and several invaders to chase the $4000 paying to the winner.

Other winners at the track this season include Aaron Reutzel, Trey Starks, Kyle Reinhardt, Anthony Macri, Jeff Miller (3), AJ Flick, Jared Esh, Dylan Cisney (2), Lucas Wolfe (2), Lance Dewease (2), Danny Dietrich (2), Blane Heimbach and Ryan Taylor.

Also, on the card will be the third and final visit of the URC 360 Sprint Cars. 410 regulars Ryan Smith (April) and Kyle Reinhardt (July) picked up victories in the previous two visits to the Speed Palace for the series while pulling double duty action.

With only three remaining races on their 2019 schedule, Chad Layton enters the event with a 75-point advantage over second place Josh Well and a _165 advantage over third place Curt Michael. Austin Bishop (-323) and Jason Shultz (-651) round out the top five. Expect several drivers to once again pull double duty as well.

Finally, the Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car will wrap up their Port Royal season with their final points event of the season. Ken Duke currently holds a 65-point advantage over Devin Adams followed by Nick Seigart (-70), Jonathan Jones (-75) and Zach Newlin (-95) in the top five.

Duke and Sweigart lead the division with two wins a piece this season while Adams, Landon Price and Garrett Bard also own victories at the speedway. The 305 sprint Cars are coming off an exciting weekend where Sweigart pulled off a last lap pass of Newlin and Doug Dodson to claim the victory in the 8th Annual Blue-Collar Classic. Kassidy Kreitz also added the excitement and won a non-qualifiers feature on the final turn as well.

This weekend is also the annual Port Royal Fall Foliage Days Parade. The local tradition will begin at the fairgrounds at 1pm and will close down 8th street and the main street through Port Royal until approximately 1:30 pm. So, plan accordingly. All track gates and pit gates open at 1pm with 410 Time Trials set to begin at 4:00pm EST.

General Admission- $18

Students- $10

Pit Admission- $35

 

 

Port Royal Speedway


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – As Zach Newlin and Doug Dodson swapped the lead,
12th starter Nick Sweigart passed them both and went on to win the
Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for the 305 Sprint cars Saturday night at
Port Royal Speedway.

Other winners during the annual Blue Collar Classic included track
champion Andrew Yoder in the limited late models, Brad Mitch in the
extreme stocks and Eric Boozel in the 4-cylinder pure stocks.

Port Royal returns to action Saturday evening with Open Wheel Madness
3 featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprints cars.

Sweigart's second Port Royal win of the season was worth over $1,100
including bonus money.

“It all played out there on the last lap,” Sweigart said. “Those guys
ran a hell of a race the entire race. They were trying their best and
I was sitting back there in third and could see what I needed to do.
It all worked out.”

“Doug slid me and then (Sweigart) blows around us on the outside,"
NewIin said. "I thought I could slide him in three and four, but I
didn’t have enough to get in front of him. He must have drove one hell
of a race because he pulled 12. It was my race to lose and I lost it.
We’ve been running pretty crappy, so I’ll take second.”

After trading the lead with Newlin, Dodson settled for third.

“That was a lot of fun,” Dodson said. “It sucks to end up third, but
racing and dicing and running close, I’m grinning to be a part of it.
It’s great to be this competitive here for such a big race. We keep
getting better here. Hopefully, we can click off a win soon. To be
racing for the win in such a huge race is just awesome. I was in
Germany all week and couldn’t help. They had a really nice piece
ready.”

Newlin controlled the race after immediately taking the lead from his
second starting spot.

Third starter Doug Dodson closed in on Newlin when they started
lapping cars. Sweigart, meanwhile, was pounding the top advancing
forward from his 12th starting spot.

Sweigart, of Myerstown, took third with 10 laps to go and quickly
closed on the top two.

“I didn’t know how lapped traffic was going to play out,” Sweigart
said. “I knew we were right there. We just needed something to go our
way. I definitely had the car. The crew had it hooked up. It all
panned out. This is awesome. This one was on my bucket list.”

Dodson pressured Newlin for the lead, but Newlin kept him at bay and
put a lapped car in between them.

But, the only yellow of the 25-lap feature flew with three laps to go.

Dodson and Newlin swapped the lead at each end of the speedway
following the restart. Sweigart waited patiently in third until the
final lap when he made the winning move beating Newlin and Dodson.
Garrett Bard and Christian Rumsey completed the top five.

National RaceSaver Champion, Pennsylvania State Champion, and
Pennsylvania Sprint Series Champion Ken Duke Jr. raced from the 21st
starting spot to finish sixth earning the Hard Charger Award. He also
leads the Port Royal points.

“We were not good earlier tonight,” Duke said. “In the heat race, I
screwed up on the start. I made so many mistakes and it put us behind
the eight-ball. We got it going a little bit in the B-main. I knew
we’d be good in the feature, but I didn’t know we’d be that good. I
wish there was a few more cautions. I’ll take it 21st to sixth at Port
Royal in biggest race of the year against the best competition in the
country. I’ll take that any day.”

Kevin Adams, Kevin Nagy, Jeff Geiges and Jaremi Hanson rounded out the top 10.

Dodson set overall quick time with a lap of 18.782. Heat races for the
50 cars were won by Nagy, Rumsey, Sweigart, Statler, Kepner and Scott
Frack. Kyle Keen and Devin Adams won the twin B-mains.

Kassidy Kreitz took the lead from Drew Ritchey on the final lap to win
the Founder’s Cup race for the 305 non-qualifiers. Ritchey led the
first 14 laps before Kreitz’s inside move coming off turn four. She is
a guaranteed starter for next year’s RaceSaver Challenge. It was her
second win in the event. Ritchey, Jay Krout, Justin Clark and Wally
Eshenaur completed the top five.

In the 25-lap feature for the Mason-Dixon limited late models, it was
track champion Andrew Yoder dominating the event for his seventh win
of the season. He earned $1,500.

Devin Hart came out on top of a torrid battle for second in the
closing laps. Justin Weaver, Dillan Stake and Chad Myers completed the
top five. Trent Brenneman, Shawn Shoemaker, James Lichliter, Derick
Garman and Ryan Zook rounded out the top 10.

Stake, Yoder, Weaver and Hart won the heat races.

Brad Mitch won the 15-lap extreme stock feature after taking the lead
from Pete Leister. Brandon Moser, Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Imes
completed the top five.

Eric Boozel won the 15-lap main event for the 4-cylinder pure stocks.
Adam Campbell, Justin Williamson, Tim Campbell and Ricky Weaver Jr.
completed the top five.

Keystone RaceSaver Challenge 305 Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Nick
Sweigart. 2. Zach Newlin. 3. Doug Dodson. 4. Garrett Bard. 5.
Christian Rumsey. 6. Ken Duke Jr. 7. Devin Adams. 8. Kevin Nagy. 9.
Jeff Geiges. 10. Jaremi Hanson. 11. Ian Cumens. 12. Kenny Heffner. 13.
Jonathan Jones. 14. Erin Statler. 15. Dylan Proctor. 16. Jon Haegele.
17. Tim Tanner. 18. Brad Mellott. 19. Scott Frack. 20. Domenic Melair.
21. Cruz Kepner. 22. Ryan Lynn. 23. Larry McVay. 24. Kyle Keen

Founder’s Cup (15 laps): 1. Kassidy Kreitz. 2. Drew Ritchey. 3. Jay
Krout. 4. Justin Clark. 5. Wally Eshenaur. 6. Mike Alleman. 7. Nathan
Gramley. 8. Jared Zionkowski. 9. John Fiore. 10. Derek Hauck. 11. Will
Brunson. 12. Dave Guss. 13. Fred Arnold. 14. Daren Bolac. 15. Chase
Metheney. 16. Cassandra Minimum. 17. Jimmy White. 18. Matthew Kline.
19. Dave Graber. 20. Tylor Cochran. 21. Joe Kay. 22. Keith Prutzman.
23. Tom Humphries. 24. Roger Irvine. 25. Jake Waters. 26. Tom
Carberry.

Mason-Dixon Limited Late Models (25 laps): 1. Andrew Yoder. 2. Devin
Hart. 3. Justin Weaver. 4. Dillan Stake. 5. Chad Myers. 6. Trent
Brenneman. 7. Shawn Shoemaker. 8. James Lichliter. 9. Derick Garman.
10. Ryan Zook. 11. Jared Fulkroad. 12. Shawn Shoemaker. 13. Tim Krape.
14. Brad McGinnis. 15. Kenny Yoder. 16. Craig Wagaman. 17. Randy
Burkholder. 18. Todd Snook. 19. Matt Cochran. 20. Donnie Farlling. 20.
Curt Dunn. 21. Devin Frey. 22. Joseph Hoffer. 23. Brad Omps. 24. Steve
Todorow.
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Port Royal Speedway Returns to Racing with 8th Annual Blue-Collar Classic

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway returns to action Saturday, October 12, for the 8th Annual Blue-Collar Classic featuring the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge hosted by the PASS/IMCA for the 305 Sprint Cars.

The annual race is one of the biggest events for the IMCA 305 Sprint Cars on the East Coast with the overall purse reaching nearly $16,000 including $800 to win for the A-Main feature. There will also be a special Founder’s Cup Non-Qualifier race as well paying $300 to win.

Including bonus money, the winner of the event could take home $1500.

Along with the hosting PASS division, the challenge race brings together multiple IMCA 305 sprint regions to include the Tri State RaceSaver Region (TSRS), the Capital Region Sprint Agency (CRSA), the Virginia Sprint Series (VSS) and the Laurel Highlands region.

There will be $250 from Beerhill Gang TV and $250 from Penns Valley Meat Market to be split up to heat race winners ($50) and A-Main hard chargers ($200). Also, for the taking will be a $200 Seniority Bonus, a $200 Frequent Racer Bonus and a $300 Travel Bonus. Nonstarters will receive $100 two money.

Past winners of the event are Darren Miller, Kyle Smith, Jeff Miller (2), Jeff Geiges, Jake Waters and Sean Campbell.

Also, on tap for the Blue-Collar classic will be the Mason Dixon Shootout Limited Late Model series racing for $1500 to win and $130 to start. This will be the final race of the season for the Mason Dixon series.

This will also be the final points race for the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model Series, though points leader Andrew Yoder has already wrapped up the championship at the speedway. However, Derrick Garman, Devin Hart and Kenny Yoder are currently in a tight battle for second and only 15-points separate the three drivers.

Last year’s event was won by Trent Brenneman over Justin Weaver, Andrew Yoder, Dylan Yoder and Shaun Jones.

The Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks will be on hand as well, racing for a $1000 winner’s share. This will also be their final points event of the 2019 season.

Currently Brad Mitch holds a commanding 165-point advantage over second place Walt Peters with Chuck Bryner (-170), Pete Leister (-275) and Dustin Hoffman (-285) rounding out the top five. Mitch has won three races this season.

Last year Bill Powell captured the $1000 title and it led to him picking up the 2018 track title as well.

Finally, the Four-Cylinder Pure Stocks will compete for $300 to win. Last year Eric Boozel used a last corner pass to pick up the feature win and he will be looking to back up his win in 2019.

Gates Open- 1:00 pm EST

Racing- 4:00 pm EST

Prices

$15.00 General Admission

$7.00 Student Admission

$30.00 Pit Admission

2019 KEYSTONE RACESAVER CHALLENGE FOR IMCA 305 SPRINT CARS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019:

A-MAIN PURSE:

1. $800, 2. 700, 3. 600, 4. $550, 5. 500, 6. $475, 7. $450, 8. $435, 9. $425, 10. $425, 11-24. $400

FOUNDER’S CUP PURSE FOR NON-QUALIFERS:

1. $300, 2. $190, 3. $180, 4. $175, 5. $170, 6. $165, 7. $160, 8. $155, 9-24: $150

TOW MONEY FOR NON-STARTERS: $100

 

 

Danny Dietrich Wins 2019 Williams Grove Speedway Track Title For Kauffman

Montieth is Diamond Series champion, Doug Hammaker earns 358 sprint track title

10/6/19

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway has closed its 2019 racing season with the running of the 57th annual National Open for sprint cars on October 5 and division champions have been announced along with special award winners.

In the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car division, Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich has won his first-ever Williams Grove Speedway track title.

The title is also a first-ever for No. 48 car owner Gary Kauffman, who said on Saturday night that both he and Dietrich will return for another try at a title in 2020.

Dietrich scored five wins during his run to the 2019 track crown along with four runner-up finishes and a pair of thirds.

In total, Dietrich had 14 top-five feature finishes on the year, taking the title by 480 points over runner-up Freddie Rahmer.

Dietrich’s mechanic, Jake Sgrignoli was awarded Mechanic Of The Year laurels.

Jeff Halligan earned Rookie Of The Year in the 410 sprints while Sportsmanship went to Brian Montieth and Most Improved Driver was awarded to Anthony Macri.

Montieth of Phoenixville earned the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series title over Dietrich.

It was Montieth’s first Diamond Series title in the 21-year history of the series at the track.

Driving for Jerry Parrish, Montieth earned one win in the 2019 series.

Doug Hammaker earned the 2019 HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint car title at Williams Grove Speedway.

Hammaker picked up three oval wins on his run to the title that was the first of his career at Williams Grove.

Matt Findley finished second in the point standings.

Special awards in the 358 sprint division went to Dylan Norris who took Rookie Of The Year and to Chris Frank, named the Sportsmanship winner.

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.

 

 

Brent Marks Wins Williams Grove National Open $65,000

Pittman Records Fifth Runner-Up Finish In “Crown Jewel” Event

10/5/19

Mechanicsburg – Brent Marks of Myerstown won the richest sprint car race in the history of Williams Grove Speedway and the largest cash payoff ever for a sprint car race in the Eastern United States by claiming victory in the 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on Saturday night, taking $65,000 for the prestigious win.

A former regular at the track before going on the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series a few years ago, Marks scored the World of Outlaws victory by turning back challenges by both Brian Brown and Daryn Pittman in the 40-lap affair.

Marks would lead the first two circuits of the race over polesitter Brown before the first caution flag of the race appeared.

On the restart, Missouri’s Brown beat Marks out of the fourth corner to take control of the race while Pittman and eighth starter Donny Schatz trailed.

With one-quarter of the race in the books, the front trio of Brown, Marks and Pittman were running under a blanket on the cushion as Brad Sweet began challenging Schatz for fourth.

California’s Sweet made a bold slice across the third and fourth turns to motor by Schatz for position on the 12th circuit but he couldn’t hold his momentum and instead ended up losing the spot back to Schatz plus another position to Aaron Reutzel.

Seconds later, Marks got close enough to Brown to pull a slide job in the first corner and come up with the lead while at the same time, Pittman used the fracas to bypass Brown as well.

A second caution period developed on lap 14 for a slowing Danny Dietrich.

The new green saw Pittman beat Marks out of the fourth corner to take control while Reutzel went through the middle groove in the second turn to drive by Schatz with a power move.

However a third turn tangle moments later between Lance Dewease and Ian Madsen forced the yellow flag to reappear before the lap could be completed, negating both moves by Pittman and Reutzel.

The yellow flag then turned red for refueling so that the field could go the distance of the 20-mile event.

Marks held sway on the restart with Reutzel again powering by Schatz in the third and fourth turns on lap 16 only to see Schatz go back into the spot on the ensuing circuit.

Meanwhile, Marks hit the rear of the field with 17 laps to go, allowing both Pittman and Schatz to close as he struggled to put cars a lap down.

During the final 10 laps of the race, Marks continued to struggle with traffic but finally made a hole with five laps to go when he routed both Cory Eliason and Danny Dietrich off the inside of the fourth corner to pull out to a 1.177 second lead at the white flag.

But just as his win seemed assured with less than a lap to go, the yellow flag again appeared for a blown tire on the machine of Paul McMahan.

The blown tire forced a green-white-checker finish of the race and gave Pittman a clear shot the stealing the win away.

Pittman blew his car in on the top in turn one as the field took the new green but bobbled on the cushion as he set the car into the corner, taking the edge off of the finish as Marks then got away to the win by 1.402 seconds.

“This is amazing – I’ve been wanting to win this very race for a long time. I grew up here in the infield. This is where I fell in love with sprint car racing,” Marks said with his daughter by his side after taking her atop the wing after climbing from the car.

“I tried to play it smart all night. I can’t believe we just won the National Open!”

Oklahoma’s Pittman ended up settling for an uncanny fifth runner-up finish in the prestigious race.

“I’d trade every single one of ‘em for one win,” Pittman said of all his second-place finishes.

“I would trade every one of my wins here for one of these,” he continued.

“You get that close to winning one of these crown jewels and you wanna’ get the job done and we just keep coming up short.”

Five-time National Open champion Schatz ended the race in third followed by Reutzel and Friday night winner David Gravel.

Reutzel earned 2019 Rookie Of The Race honors and $3,000 for the award.

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Sixth through 10th went to Freddie Rahmer, Brown, 26th starter Brian Montieth, Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild.

Heats went to Gravel, Rahmer, Reutzel, Schatz, Pittman and Sweet with twin dashes going to Brown and Marks.

Wayne Johnson won the C Main and Trey Starks took the B Main.

Gravel set fast time over the 49-car field for the second night in a row with a lap of 16.909 seconds.

The win was the ninth of Marks’ career at Williams Grove Speedway.

The race closed the 2019 season at the track.

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 finishes:

10/5//19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Aaron Reutzel, 5. David Gravel, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. Brian Brown, 8. Brian Montieth, 9. Brad Sweet, 10. Sheldon Haudenschild, 11. Kerry Madsen, 12. Matt Campbell, 13. Carson Macedo, 14. Logan Schuchart, 15. Giovanni Scelzi, 16. TJ Stutts, 17. Tim Shaffer, 18. Trey Starks, 19. Paul McMahan, 20. Ryan Smith, 21. Cory Eliason, 22. Shane Stewart, 23. Ian Madsen, 24. Cory Haas, 25. Danny Dietrich, 26. Logan Wagner, 27. Jacob Allen, 28. Lance Dewease, 29. Chad Trout

DNQ: Troy Fraker, Brett Michalski, Chase Dietz, Barry Shearer, Nicole Bower, Steve Buckwalter, Mason Daniel, Brock Zearfoss, Lucas Wolfe, Justin Whittal, Wayne Johnson, Jared Esh, Dylan Cisney, Robbie Kendall, Alan Krimes, Jason Sides, Anthony Macri, Bill Balog, Landon Myers, Kraig Kinser

 

 

Gravel Sweeps Night For First Round Of Williams Grove National Open Action

Danny Dietrich Is The 2019 Track Champion

10/4/19

Mechanicsburg – David Gravel scored a clean sweep of Friday night’s Williams Grove Speedway National Open racing action by setting quick time, scoring his heat race and then leading flag to flag to pick up the $10,000 win in the World of Outlaws sprint car feature event.

The win was the second of the year at the track for Gravel.

Gravel and Cory Eliason started on the front row of the 25-lap main event and Gravel took command at the drop of the green while Eliason made a few mistakes in the early going by jumping the fourth and first turn cushions, causing himself to fall backwards.

Third starter Donny Schatz got by Eliason for second when he first hopped up over in turn four on the second lap.

The fisrt of two caution flags unfurled moments later when Kerry Madsen slowed with failed brakes.

Gravel out-gunned Schatz on the restart while sixth starter Lance Dewease took advantage of another slip by Eliason in the first turn and motored into the third spot.

Gravel’s pace was slowed for the final time with five laps recorded, this time for oil on the racetrack.

Dewease ran Schatz up to the wall in the fourth turn as the pair headed for the completion of lap six but Schatz maintained the second spot while Gravel jetted away.

After losing a little ground after his move failed, Dewease was back for another try, this time completing the pass in the fourth corner only to see Schatz drop off of the cushion and reclaim the spot at the line.

The front trio then settled in as the laps began clicking off with Gravel entering the rear of the field just as Dewease began mounting more pressure on the 18th lap.

With Schatz now trying the low side through the third and fourth turns, Dewease went to the middle groove and drew to Schatz's outside in the turns to no avail.

But then when Schatz went high through the turns again with three laps to go, Dewease seized on the moment and drove off of the bottom to take over the position.

But by then, Gravel had amassed a more than comfortable margin that didn’t allow Dewease to get close although he did cut down the advantage by the finish.

Gravel took the win by 2.377 seconds.

Dewease, Schatz, last year’s Friday winner Giovanni Scelzi and Aaron Reutzel followed Gravel to the finish line.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, Brian Brown, Daryn Pittman, Matt Campbell and Brad Sweet.

Dietrich locked up the 2019 track title with his run in the main event.

It is the first Williams Grove track championship for the Gettysburg driver and his car owner, Gary Kauffman.

Heats for the 53-car field went to Gravel, Pittman, Brown, Dewease, Reutzel and Scelzi.

Twin dashes went to Gravel and Eliason.

Trey Starks scored the D Main, Dylan Cisney won the C Main and Tim Shaffer took the B Main.

Gravel set fast time with a lap of 16.206 seconds, shy of the pre-weight rule lap record of 16.140.

Williams Grove Speedway will close its season on Saturday night with the running of the 57th annual, $65,000 to win, 40-lap National Open, at 7 pm.

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


Feature finishes:

10/4//19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. David Gravel, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Giovanni Scelzi, 5. Aaron Reutzel, 6. Danny Dietrich, 7. Brian Brown, 8. Daryn Pittman, 9. Matt Campbell, 10. Brad Sweet, 11. Ryan Smith, 12. Cory Eliason, 13. Logan Schuchart, 14. Brian Montieth, 15. Ian Madsen, 16. Freddie Rahmer, 17. TJ Stutts, 18. Chad Trout, 19. Carson Macedo, 20. Bill Balog, 21. Brent Marks, 22. Shane Stewart, 23. Sheldon Haudenschild, 24. Jacob Allen, 25. Kraig Kinser, 26. Tim Shaffer, 27. Cory Haas, 28. Jeff Halligan, 29. Landon Myers, 30. Kerry Madsen

DNQ: Troy Fraker, Brett Michalski, Chase Dietz, Barry Shearer, Brad Howard, Kyle Moody, Nicole Bower, Steve Buckwalter, Mason Daniel, Trey Starks, Brock Zearfoss, Lucas Wolfe, Justin Whittal, Wayne Johnson, Tim WAgaman, JAred Esh, Paul McMahan, Dylan Cisney, Logan WAgner, Robbie Kendall, Alan Krimes, Jason Sides, Anthony Macri

 

 

Williams Grove And Drivers Ready For 57th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open

October 4 & 5 event ends Grove season with two-day outlaws stand offering big money, big action, big car counts

F OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/29/19

Mechanicsburg - The 57th annual Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for the Pennsylvania Posse sprints and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series is coming up in just one week, on October 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm both nights.

The fall classic will take place during a two-day stand by the outlaws sprint cars stars and the winner of this years 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars on October 5 will pocket the biggest cash payday ever in the history of the oval and in the East, at $65,000. .

Saturday’s event will be 40laps in distance while Friday’s event will pay $10,000 to win for 25 laps of work.

Admission prices for Saturday’s National Open are $35 for adults and $20 for youth while Friday’s prices are set at $30 and $15, respectively.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The two-day Champion Racing Oil Natoinal Open races will find Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich racing as he trys to cap off his first ever Williams Grove Speedway track title.

But Dietrich will be trying to do more than that in the event as he attempts to win his second career nationals after taking his first in 2016.

And Dietrich may just do it this year as he takes not only the point lead but also five oval wins on the season into the race, more than any other driver this year at the track.

In fact, Dietrich is the winningest driver in the East this season with 13 victories overall, which also ranks him among the top winners in the nation to date this year.

He has beaten the outlaws already this season as well as the All Stars Circuit of Champions on more than one occasion.

Defending Open winner Lance Dewease should be a factor in this year’s event after taking his fourth Open triumph for as many car owners in the 2018 race.

Dewease does have five wins at the track this season including one over the outlaws and last week’s outlaws tune up race but the Fayetteville flyer hasn’t been as consistently in the hunt of late when the biggest races hit the track.

Freddie Rahmer is still looking for a first ever win in the Open and shouldn’t be overlooked nor should Brian Montieth of Phoenixville who has been fast within the last few weeks.

Another potential factor within the local field this week could be Anthony Macri.

Since teaming with mechanic Jim Shuttlesworth in late August, Macri has turned in some stellar performances in other big season-ending races in the area, when the tracks have slicked off.

Californian Giovanni Scelzi won the 2018 Friday night Open Preliminary and is expected to be in the field again this season along with other independents like Brian Brian, Kerry Madsen and Tim Shaffer.

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 57th Champion Racing Oil National Open Sports Biggest Sprint Payday In Oval And East History

Another Chapter In Tremendous History Of Event To Be Written October 5!

9/29/19

Mechanicsburg – Sprint car fans in the East will assemble Saturday night to see the 57th running of the Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series, going 40-laps in distance and paying a gigantic $65,000 to the winner.

This year’s event will be quite momentous, as the champion will pocket the biggest cash payday ever in the history of the oval and in the East, at $65,000. .

The National Open has a grand history that dates back to its inception and first champion in 1963. It is a history that pre-dates all other season-finale races held anywhere in the East.

Eventual Indianapolis 500 champion Gordon Johncock of Hastings, Mich., won the very first 100-lap affair in a contraption that had what looked like a wing atop its roll cage.

And this too would soon come to pass, as sprint cars would begin taking over dirt tracks in the east, including Williams Grove Speedway.

Ohio USAC standout Larry Dickson scored Open round two in 1964. Western Pennsylvania invader Henry Jacoby of Franklin took 1965.

The name of Blaney graced the National Open winner’s circle in 1966 as family patriarch Lou took Open laurels decades before his sons Dave and Dale would compete on the scene.

Bobbie Adamson, becoming a region name, took back-to-back victories in 1967 and 1968 before a virtual unknown named Gene Varner from Selinsgrove drove a back-up Gary Wasson No. 5 to an upset win in 1969 after a distance of 150 laps.

The decade of the 1970’s dawned with Altoona flyer Johnny Grum picking up the Open win.

The first of three consecutive wins by Midwest transplant Kenny Weld took place in 1971. All three of Weld’s wins came aboard the Bob Weikert No. 29.

Another transplant, The Bandit, Steve Smith Sr., took wins in 1974 and again in a rain-shortened 122-lap race in 1976 while The Original Outlaw, Bobby Allen drove to a win in 1975.

Texas native racing brother Van May took the 1977 version of the National Open before the Pink Panther struck in 1978 with a Kramer Williamson 100-lap win.

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 going into retirement during the off-season.

Three more in a row for owner Bob Weikert came at the hands of South Dakota driver Doug Wolfgang from 1984 – 1986.

Wolfgang got stunned, denied and passed by Bobby Allen’s brother, Joey Allen, for the victory in 1987.

The Mouse, Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio, took another win for Weikert in 1988.

The year 1989 found the first true World of Outlaws National Open contested as the yearly sanctioning began with Stevie Smith taking a victory to carry on his father’s tradition.

Technically, the 1978 National Open was considered an outlaws race as well although no outlaws drivers competed in the event.

One of if not the greatest sprint car driver(s) of all time, Hoosier Steve Kinser took his first National Open checkers in 1990.

Stevie Smith returned for another Open win, both for car owner Al Hamilton, in 1991, and now at a distance of 50 laps.

Kinser was again the champion in 1992 before daytime specialist Don Kreitz Jr. drove to victory under the Sunday sun in 1993 after 40 laps of action.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 1994 before outlaw cousin Mark Kinser took 1995.

The locals went back in front in 1996 with Lance Dewease and No. 461 car owner Walt Dyer.

Sammy Swindell won his first National Open in 1997 on a night that had fans returning to frozen windshields on their cars by the time the race ended.

Persistent rain forced a non-sanctioned event in 1998, won by modified turned sprint star Billy Pauch in a mount owned by John Zemaitis.

Mark Kinser returned for victory in 1999 before one of today’s outlaws stars and champions, Donny Schatz took his first win in 2000 as part of what would become a historic record in National Open competition in another 13 years.

Dewease returned the laurels to the PA Posse turf with back-to-back wins in 2001 and 2002, for car owners Joe Harz and Al Hamilton, taking $25,000 and $30,000, respectively on both accounts.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 2003 before Schatz returned for two in a row in 2004 and 2005.

The first $50,000 to win National Open was scored by Lancaster’s Doug Esh in 2006 and as it turned out it was the richest and shortest Open in history when rains hit on lap 26 of 40.

Schatz was again the winner in 2007.

Thanks to more persistent rain, another unsanctioned event in 2008 saw future outlaws and All Stars star Cody Darrah drive to victory.

Greg Hodnett took a hugely popular National Open victory for the PA Posse in 2009 driving the Jim and Sandy Kline No. 22.

Sammy Swindell got the second Open win of his career in 2010.

West coast flyer Jason Meyers took the 40-lap, $50,000 laurels in 2011.

The 2012 version saw North Dakota’s Schatz surge for an unprecedented fifth career win in the prestigious classic National Open.

With the $50,000, 40-lap victory, Schatz became the winningest driver in National Open history, breaking a four-win tie with Steve Kinser.

In 2013, the grand career of local driver Fred Rahmer of Salfordville was capped off at Williams Grove with his first and only triumph in the lucrative, prestigious National Open as Rahmer led the final 31 laps of the 40-lap feature before the veteran retired from the sport at the close of the season.

Connecticut driver David Gravel took the $50,000 win in 2014 but not without controversy.

The outlaws flyer was overtaken by local favorite Stevie Smith during the last half of the race before the slightest of contact from a closely following Gravel found Smith spinning in the first turn with six laps to go while Gravel retook command for the victory.

And then Stevie Smith got redemption in what was to be the first three-day National Open in history in 2015.

After three consecutive days of rain stopped the event dead in its tracks, a break with the weather on Sunday allowed a raindated Open to be completed with Smith taking the lead from Danny Dietrich on the ninth tour to lead the final 31 circuits and beat Schatz to the line for victory.

An uncanny three more days of rain and raw weather wiped out a second attempt at a three-day nationals in 2016.

An outlaws make up two weeks later found Danny Dietrich taking the lead from Joey Saldana with two laps to go in the 40-lap affair to score a wildly 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.

An emotional 2018 event held just days after the tragic death of 2009 National Open champion Greg Hodnett saw local driver Lance Dewease win his fourth career nationals for his fourth different car owner. Driving for Don Kreitz Jr. in the No. 69K, Dewease wrestled the lead away from Brock Zearfoss with a three-wide move in the second turn on lap 24 to seal the 40-lap deal, worth $56,000. A tearful Dewease dedicated the victory to Hodnett.

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.

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

A NIGHT OF FIRSTS; RYAN SMITH & JON STEWART EARN FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WINS

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, November 23, 2019 (7:00PM) 2019 Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet

Saturday, February 22, 2020 (2:00PM) Icebreaker

Abbottstown, PA (September 28, 2019) – Ryan Smith had yet to find victory lane in 2019, but that changed when the Kunkletown driver earned his first career win at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Smith held off a charging Danny Dietrich to win the 25-lap main event.

Smith drew the pole position in the redraw and shared the front row with Dietrich. 2019 Track Champion, Brian Montieth lined up third and 410-rookie driver, Tyler Walton, started fourth.

Walton got by Montieth for third at the start of the race as Smith led Dietrich around the 3/8th mile oval.

It didn’t take Montieth long to start challenging Walton for third. Montieth took the spot back on lap 3 after getting under Walton going into the third turn.

The first caution of the race came on lap 4 for Freddie Rahmer who was parked sideways in turn 4.

Smith, Dietrich, Montieth, Walton and Anthony Macri were the top five heading into the restart.

Smith got a great start and went high going into turn 1 with Dietrich opting for the bottom of the track.

Macri used the bottom of the track to challenge Walton for fourth and took the spot-on lap 6.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 7. Anthony Fiore and Brett Michalski got turned around in turn 4. It was a close call for Smith and Dietrich as they nearly get together avoiding the spun-out cars.

Dietrich went low again into turn 1 on the restart and once again Smith held him off.

Dietrich was searching for something on the bottom of turns 1 and 2 as he tried to reel in Smith.

Smith entered lapped traffic on lap 13.

As Dietrich was rim ridding in turns 3 and 4, he hit the wall on lap 16 and lost nearly a second to Smith but was able to keep running.

Another yellow flag came out on lap 18 when Chris Arnold ended up facing the wrong was in turn 4.

On the restart Dietrich once again went low and this time he stayed within striking distance of Smith. Dietrich slid Smith in turns 3 and 4 for the lead, but Smith beat him back to the line.

Dietrich tried another slide job in turns 3 and 4 as the white flag waved for the leaders but once again Smith was able to hold him off.

Smith beat Dietrich to the checkered flag for his first 410 win of the season by .952 seconds. Montieth crossed the line third. Macri was fourth and Chad Trout completed the top five.

Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe and Cory Haas each won a heat race. Chase Dietz won the B-main.

Jon Stewart Wins First Lincoln Speedway Feature

Jon Stewart parked his number 13 machine in victory lane for the first time in his career on Saturday night after making the pass for the lead with seven laps to go.

Stewart lined up fourth for the start of the feature next to Mark VanVorst. Pole-sitter Cody Fletcher paced the field with Michael Hamer on his outside for the start of the 20-lap feature.

Fletcher took the lead going into turn 1 but the yellow came out before the first lap was completed. The caution was for VanVorst who ended up against the wall in turns 1 and 2.

Fletcher took the lead again on the start with Stewart getting around the outside of Hamer for second. A three-way battle for second ensued between Hamer, Jeff Rohrbaugh and Stewart. Both Stewart and Rohrbaugh got by Hamer with Stewart taking second and Rohrbaugh running third.

Rohrbaugh and Stewart raced wheel to wheel for second with Rohrbaugh taking the spot as the caution came out on lap 5 for Dylan Orwig and David Holbrook. Orwig was spun around and Holbrook came to a stop in turn 4.

Fletcher led Rohrbaugh, Stewart, CJ Tracy and Hamer to the cone for the restart.

Hammaker was trying to work his way into the top five as Stewart got back around Rohrbaugh coming out of turn 2 on lap 7 for second.

An exciting three car race for the lead was brewing between Fletcher Stewart and Rohrbaugh. Fletcher was running the bottom as Stewart rolled through the middle of turns 1 and 2 and was rubbing the wall in turns 3 and 4.

Another yellow flag on lap 10 for Orwig set up the field for another restart.

Fletcher got a good jump at the cone and had a good run coming off turn 2.

The caution flag flew again on lap 12. Nat Tuckey, Brian Allman, Alyson Dietz and VanVorst piled up in turns 1 and 2.

With eight laps to go, Fletcher got out to the lead with another good restart.

Stewart caught Fletcher and the two raced wheel to wheel to the line on lap 14 with Stewart edging out Fletcher for the lead by .008 seconds.

Fletcher had taken the lead back, but the caution came out on lap 14 for Orwig who had spun out in turn 2.

Stewart was pulling away from Fletcher coming out of turn 2 but Fletcher made up ground in turns 3 and 4 running the bottom.

Troy Wagaman had worked his way up through the field to fourth from his ninth starting spot on with three laps to go after getting around Tracy.

Stewart crossed the line for his first career win at Lincoln .825 seconds ahead of Fletcher. Rohrbaugh finished third. Wagaman was fourth and Doug Hammaker completed the top five.

Zach Euculano, Steve Drevicki and CJ Tracy each won a heat with Wyatt Hinkle taking the B-main.

Lincoln Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2PM for the Ice Breaker. Pit gates will open at 11:30AM and the grandstand will open 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

Saturday, September 28, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprint Cars:

410 Sprint Car Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 72-Ryan Smith; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 39-Cory Haas; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 14T-Tyler Walton; 10. 75-Chase Dietz; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 14. 99-Kyle Moddy; 15. 15-Adam Wilt; 16. 33-Jared Esh; 17. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 18. 48H-Bradley Howard; 19. 8-Billy Dietrich; 20. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 21. 73B-Brett Michalski; 22. 5-Jeff Halligan; 23. 91-Tony Fiore; 24. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF)

Lap Leader – Ryan Smith (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 33-Jared Esh; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 5-Jeff Halligan; 9. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 39-Cory Haas; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore; 7. 48H-Bradley Howard; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 9. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard; 4. 73B-Brett Michalski; 5. 5-Jeff Halligan; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Car Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 13-Jon Stewart; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 00-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 5. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 6. 21-CJ Tracy; 7. 47-Michael Hamer; 8. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 10. 10-Zach Euculano; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 13. 99-Zachary Cool; 14. 93-Mike Bittinger; 15. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 16. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 17. 32-Justin Foster; 18. 5A-Brian Allman; 19. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNF); 20. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 21. 48-Nat Tuckey (DNF); 22. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 23. 34-Mark VanVorst (DNF); 24. 77-David Holbrook (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Cody Fletcher (1-13) & Jon Stewart (14-20)

358 Sprint Car Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 10-Zach Euculano; 2. 13S-Jon Stewart; 3. 00-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 77-David Holbrook; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 9. 51-Austin Treuchet; 10. 6S-Bill Sherman (DNF)

358 Sprint Car Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 2. 34- Mark VanVorst; 3. 47-Michael Hamer; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 5A-Brian Allman; 6. 48-Nat Tuckey; 7. 15-Cameron Burke; 8. 99-Zachary Cool (DNF); 9. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNF); 10. Dylan Norris (DNS)

358 Sprint Car Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-CJ Tracy; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 93-Mike Bittinger; 5. 3-Jeff Paulson; 6. 32-Justin Foster; 7. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 8. 50-Alyson Dietz; 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig

358 Sprint Car Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 4. 99-Zachary Cool; 5. 50-Alyson Dietz; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 7. 51-Austin Treuchet; 8. 6S-Bill Sherman; 9. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 10. 15-Cameron Burke (DNF); 11. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNS)

 

 

Dewease Tunes For Williams Grove Open & Outlaws With “Tricky” Sprints Win

Hammaker scores 358 sprint main and wraps up title

9/27/19

Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease of Fayetteville scored his 98th career Williams Grove Speedway sprint car win on Friday night in the World of Outlaws tune up race for 410 sprint cars.

Dewease took home $8,000 for his fifth win of the year at the track after overtaking Freddie Rahmer for the win.

In the 358 sprint feature, Doug Hammaker put an exclamation point on his 2019 track title in the division by claiming the final race of the year.

The initial start of the 30-lap outlaws tune up race was red flagged for a vicious crash just before the first lap could be completed when Tyler Reeser and Cody Keller tangled just as they exited turn four.

Reeser’s car was destroyed with the front end of the mount totally torn away.

The restart saw polesitter Freddie Rahmer jet into the lead over second starter Brian Montieth with Dewease racing third.

The only caution flag of the race unfurled with four laps away, regrouping the field.

Dewease began challenging Montieth for second on the restart and took a low lane underneath him in the first and second turns to net the second spot on the sixth loop.

Rahmer began working traffic with 20 laps to go at by the halfway point both he and Dewease seemed to be struggling to work through the field.

At times Rahmer would slip over the third turn cushion while Dewease would burst off of the second turn but then slide around in the third and fourth corner.

Dewease took his first swipe at the lead with 11 laps to go in the first turn when he caught Rahmer as he came up on a backmarker.

Dewease took the opportunity to go three wide through the turns, racing in the middle groove and drawing even with Rahmer who was to his outside.

However Rahmer pulled ahead onto the backchute and Dewease regrouped.

With six laps to go, Dewease had again run up on Rahmer in traffic and he bolted underneath him in the third turn to drive up across the track, catch the cushion and take control but Rahmer turned his car off of the cushion and reclaimed the top spot at the line although the naked eye would have trouble seeing who got to the line first.

Dewease then mashed the brakes and turned the car from the outside lane to the inside as he and Rahmer set their cars into the first turn and as Rahmer swept across the cushion Dewease throttled his No. 69K across the bottom to bite fast low in the second turn and take the point.

Once in front, Dewease threaded his way through traffic to get the win by 1.281 seconds.

“I think we need to be better than that,” said Dewease about his chances against the outlaws in the National Open next week, comparing his just completed run to the win against the competition he’ll face in the Open.

“The track was tricky tonight.”

Rahmer was second followed by Brian Montieth, who won the 2019 Diamond Series title by taking the podium spot.

Brian Brown rode home fourth followed by Matt Campbell in the Westbrook No. 1W.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, TJ Stutts, Ryan Smith, Cory Haas and Anthony Macri.

Heats went to Rahmer, Dewease and Montieth with Rahmer claiming the dash and Nicole Bower winning the consolation.

Matt Campbell set quick time over the 28 car field with a lap of 16.779 seconds.

Doug Hammaker would lead all 20 laps of the 358 sprint main to claim his third feature of the season at the track and ninth of his career at the oval.

The run came on top of the 2019 track title that he officially wrapped up by entering the night’s action.

Rich Eichelberger trailed Hammaker for the win the entire distance.

Kyle Denmyer, Matt Findley and Troy Wagaman Jr. rounding out the top five finishers.

Twin heats went to Eichelberger and Hammaker.

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 finishes:

9/27/19

410 sprints, 30 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Brian Brown, 5. Matt Campbell, 6. Danny Dietrich, 7. TJ Stutts, 8. Ryan Smith, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Anthony Macri, 11. Chad Trout, 12. Alan Krimes, 13. Lucas Wolfe, 14. Kyle Moody, 15. Dylan Cisney, 16. Jared Esh, 17. Jeff Halligan, 18. Nicole Bower, 19. Brett Michalski, 20. Troy Fraker, 21. Mark Smith, 22. Todd Zinn, 23. Cody Keller, 24. Tyler Reeser

DNQ: Greg Plank, Tim Wagaman, Bradley Howard

DQ: George Riden

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Doug Hammaker, 2. Rich Eichelberger, 3. Kyle Denmyer, 4. Matt Findley, 5. Troy Wagaman, 6. Dylan Norris, 7. Wyatt Hinkle, 8. Chris Frank, 9. Mark Van Vorst, 10. Glenndon Forsythe, 11. Brett Wanner, 12. Cody Fletcher, 13. Ashley Capetta, 14. Gregg Foster, 15. Scott Fisher, 16. Andrew Hake, 17. Denny Gross, 18. Dan Richcreek

 

 

Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil National Open Plays Big Role In 2019 WoO Title Chase

Oct. 4 & 5 Open Races Will Find World Of Outlaws Contenders Primed For $65,000 Payday

9/22/19

Mechanicsburg - The final invasion of the season by the World of Outlaws NOS Engergy Drink Sprint Cars Series is coming up in just two weeks at Williams Grove Speedway when the oval hosts the 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on October 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm.

The outlaws stars will hit the track for the two-day show that will close the 2019 season at the oval.

But just who will be leading the traveling band into the stand could be the subject of some debate.

While perennial series champion Donny Schatz currently leads the series point standings, its Brad Sweet who holds the reins as the winningest driver on the tour this year, holding 15 wins to Schatz’s nine. .

In fact, the point lead was Sweets for a good part of the season before Schatz moved ahead.

And that will bring the duo and the rest of the outlaws stars into Williams Grove for a battle of supremacy against the Pennsylvania Posse in two weeks as they race for a $65,000 payday in the Saturday 40-lap Champion Racing Oil National Open.

For North Dakota’s Schatz, the pendulum may be swining in his favor at the track after he won for the first time there in July in more than four years.

Californian Sweet’s fortunes on the other hand are hoped to improve as he seeks to win at Williams Grove Speedway for the first time ever although he certainly has been on the podium, most recently in July.

If any time is the right time for Sweet to score his first win at Williams Grove, this Open will be it.

With its unrivaled depth in the fields of cars that assemble for it, the Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil National Open could prove pivotal to both drivers’ 2019 series title hopes.

Schatz already owns five National Open victories in his career.

Other top series contenders for victory when Open action unfolds in two weeks include David Gravel, who cut his teeth on the oval dirt as he learned the ropes of 410 sprint racing.

Gravel, a two-time Open winner already in his career, is currently third in series points and won at the track in May before pushing his current season win total to eight including the Knoxville Nationals.

Logan Schuchart too has been having a career season with the series in 2019 currently holding at seven wins on the year.

Schuchart’s car owner and grandfather, Bobby Allen, won the 1975 National Open.

Daryn Pittman, who has never won the Open but who has plenty of experience and success at the track and who always runs strong when he races there as an invader, is not to be discounted among top traveling Open contenders this year.

Though not an outlaw, touring driver and All Stars titlist Aaron Reutzel also has to be considered a contender after just picking up two series victories at the track in a month’s time.

The Texan cemented himself as the first ever All Stars driver to win an All Stars event at the oval since the series first raced there in 1970.

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

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

BRIAN MONTIETH SCORES WIN FOR PA POSSE IN DIRT CLASSIC 6

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 28 (6:00pm) Hank Gentzler Memorial | Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (September 21, 2019) – After watching the PA Posse struggle to find victory lane against the All Stars during their last few trips to Central PA, Brian Montieth scored a $20,000 win against the traveling series on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. Montieth’s win put his name in the record books with Stevie Smith as a two-time winner of the Dirt Classic.

The Dirt Classic offers a unique two heat format where drivers earn points for time trials and two sets of heats. The first set is lined up based on time trial results and the second set sees each heat lined up with an invert of nine.

After qualifying was completed Montieth had a one-point advantage over Aaron Reutzel to earn him the pole for the 40-lap main event.

Reutzel had the advantage at the line on the start when Justin Peck lost a wheel on the front stretch bringing out the yellow.

The field lined up for a complete restart with Reutzel once again getting an advantage over Montieth when the green flag flew.

Reutzel was riding around the bottom of the track with Montieth living up to his nickname, “The Edge”, as he rode around the top side of the 3/8-mile oval.

Montieth was lurking right behind Reutzel as he was better in turns 3 and 4. Reutzel had the advantage in turns 1 and 2 and that was enough to keep Montieth at bay.

The leaders were catching the tail end of the field on lap 10 when the red flag came out for Anthony Macri. Macri hit the wall in turn three while running third.

Reutzel led Montieth, Brian Brown, Danny Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer for the restart. Dietrich was up to fourth from his eighteenth starting spot.

Montieth had the advantage on the restart but Reutzel went to the inside of turns 3 and 4 and got back to the line first. The red flag came out again for two separate incidents. Dale Blaney and Tyler Walton got together in turn 3 with Blaney’s car parked on the wall.

Kyle Moody and Chase Dietz were both spun around in turn 4. Both Moody and Dietz were able to rejoin the field.

Dietrich was all over Brown for third and he got around him for the spot on lap 13. Rahmer followed two laps later sending Brown back to fifth.

Reutzel approached lapped traffic on lap 20 and had a .898 second advantage over Montieth at the halfway point of the race.

As the leaders worked through lapped traffic Montieth took the lead coming out of turn 4 on lap 25.

Rahmer got by Dietrich for third on lap 26 with Dietrich taking the spot back two laps later.

Dietrich was on a roll and moved into second on lap 30 but the caution came out for James McFadden. The field was reset to the previous lap erasing Dietrich’s pass for second.

Reutzel and Dietrich battled for second as Montieth pulled away. Montieth had a 2.592 second advantage with 5 laps to go.

Montieth’s lead was all but erased as he caught lapped traffic with 4 laps to go. Montieth and Reutzel were both stuck to the bottom of the track, same as the lapped cars in front of them. Montieth went high in turns 3 and 4 with three laps to go which allowed Reutzel to gain even more on the leader.

Dietrich had caught Montieth and Reutzel with two laps to go. In a last-ditch effort, Reutzel went high going into turn 3 on the last lap. With Reutzel riding the top, Dietrich went low and got by Reutzel for second in the last turn of the last lap of the 40-lap feature.

Reutzel held onto third. Rahmer crossed the line fourth and Brown finished fifth.

Aaron Reutzel, Jim Siegel, Brian Brown, Paul McMahan and Anthony Macri won the first round of heats. The second round of heats were won by Dylan Norris, Glenndon Forsythe, Brian Montieth, Chase Dietz and Trey Starks.

Lance Dewease won the B-main and Aaron Reutzel set quick time over the 49-car field with a lap of 13.492 seconds.

Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 28 with the Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho Racing Products featuring the 410 and 358 Sprints. Racing starts at 6:00PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4:00PM.

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, September 21, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprint Cars:

410 Sprint Car Dirt Classic Feature Finish (40 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($20,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 21B-Brian Brown; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 13-Paul McMahan; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes; 9. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen; 11. 26-Cory Eliason; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 13. 69K-Lance Dewease; 14. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 99G-Skylar Gee; 17. 73B-Brett Michalski; 18. 70X-Justin Peck; 19. W20-Greg Wilson; 20. 99-Kyle Moody; 21. 9-James McFadden; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher; 23. 5C-Dylan Cisney; 24. 72-Ryan Smith (DNF); 25. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF); 26. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 27. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF); 28. 11B-Dale Blaney (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Aaron Reutzel (1-24) & Brian Montieth (25-40)

410 Sprint Car Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 26-Cory Eliason; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton; 6. 11S-TJ Stutts; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 40-George Hobaugh

410 Sprint Car Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 87K-Alan Krimes; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 16-Matt Campbell; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 21B-Brian Brown; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 70X-Justin Peck; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease; 5. 37-JJ Grasso; 6. 19M-Landon Myers; 7. 2-AJ Flick; 8. 29-Dan Shetler; 9. W20-Greg Wilson; 10. 11-Dale Blaney (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 13-Paul McMahan; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen; 3. 99G-Skylar Gee; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 10-Joe Kata; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 9. 5H-Jeff Halligan; 10. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (8 laps) – 1. 39M-Anthony Macri; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 7. 44S-Trey Starks; 8. 9-James McFadden (DNF); 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Six Finish (8 laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 14T-Tyler Walton; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 6. 26-Cory Eliason; 7. 11S-TJ Stutts; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 71-Gio Scelzi; 10. 40-George Hobaugh (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Seven Finish (8 laps) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher

410 Sprint Heat Eight Finish (8 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. 2-AJ Flick; 4. 37-JJ Grasso; 5. 21B-Brian Brown; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease (DNF); 7. 70X-Justin Peck (DNF); 8. 19M-Landon Myers (DNF); 9. 29-Dan Shetler (DNS); 10. Dale Blaney (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Nine Finish (8 laps) – 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 5H-Jeff Halligan; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 13-Paul McMahan; 7. 99G-Skylar Gee; 8. 10-Joe Kata (DNF); 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNS); 10. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Ten Finish (8 laps) – 1. 44S-Trey Starks; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri; 3. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 39-Cory Haas; 7. 9-James McFadden; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney; 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt (DNS)

410 Sprint B-Main Finish (12 laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease; 2. 5C-Dylan Cisney; 3. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 39-Cory Haas; 8. 11S-TJ Stutts; 9. 37-JJ Grasso; 10. 2-AJ Flick; 11. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 12. 44-Dylan Norris; 13. 44S-Trey Starks; 14. 73B-Brett Michalski; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher; 16. 5H-Jeff Halligan; 17. 40-George Hobaugh (DNF); 18. 11B-Dlae Blaney (DNF); 19. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 20. 19M-Landon Myers (DNF); 21. Dan Shetler (DNS)

410 Sprint Time Trial Results 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel 13.492; 2. 59-Jim Siegel 13.567; 3. 21B-Brian Brown 13.649; 4. 13-Paul McMahan 13.690; 5. 9-James McFadden 13.705; 6. 26-Cory Eliason 13.721; 7. 87K-Alan Krimes 13.733; 8. 21-Brian Montieth 13.746; 9. 99G-Skylar Gee 13.797; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri 13.801; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.811; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss 13.819; 13. 70x-Justin Peck 13.827; 14. 1X-Chad Trout 13.858; 15. 5C-Dylan Cisney 13.858; 16. 71-Gio Scelzi 13.859; 17. 99-Kyle Moody 13.864; 18. 69K-Lance Dewease 13.872; 19. 2M-Kerry Madsen 13.892; 20. 07-Gerard McIntyre 13.932; 21. 14T-Tyler Walton 13.942; 22. 72-Ryan Smith 13.950; 23. 29-Dan Shetler 13.958; 24. 75-Chase Dietz 14.015; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich 14.015; 26. 11S-TJ Stutts 14.022; 27. 24-Lucas Wolfe 14.024; 28. 19M-Landon Myers 14.035; 29. 88-Brandon Rahmer 14.054; 30. 39-Cory Haas 14.082; 31. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.085; 32. 15-Adam Wilt 14.106; 33. 2-AJ Flick 14.132; 34. 55K-Robbie Kendall 14.145; 35. 91-Kyle Reinhardt 14.145; 36. 1*-Tim Wagaman 14.183; 37. 16-Matt Campbell 14.187; 38. 37-JJ Grasso 14.222; 39. 5H-Jeff Halligan 14.266; 40. 44S-Trey Starks 14.335; 41. 44N-Dylan Norris 14.339; 42. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 14.362; 43. W20-Greg Wilson 14.388; 44. 10K-Joe Kata 14.405; 45. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.468; 46. 40-George Hobaugh 14.507; 47. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.577; 48. 11B-Dale Blaney NT; 49. Brie Hershey NT

Williams Grove Hosts $8,000 To Win Outlaws Tune Up For 410 Sprints Friday

Diamond Series Title and 358 Sprints Title To Be Decided

9/22/19

For Immediate Release

Mechanicsburg – The Diamond Series World of Outlaws tune up for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will take center stage this Friday, September 27 at 7:30 pm at Williams Grove Speedway.

Friday’s 30-lap World of Outalws tune up race will pay $8,000 to win as the field uses the event to prepare themselves for the ensuing invasion by the outlaws drivers for the Champion Racing Oil National Open.

The 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open weekend is slated for Friday and Saturday, Octdober 4 and 5.

The September 27 show will also be the final event of the season for the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars, thus serving to crown the track champion.

Doug Hammaker is the current point leader and he will be trying to claim his first ever Williams Grove Speedway 358 sprint track title.

The event for the 410 sprints will also be the final race in the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series at the oval.

After the September 20 race at the track, Brian Montieth has stolen the Hoosier Diamond Series point lead away from Danny Dietrich by 65 points.

If he is able to hold on to the lead and claim the series title, it would be Montieth’s first since the series began in 1999.

The 410 sprints will compete in time trials, heats and a dash to set the main event starting lineup.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the program is set at $17 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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The 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Engery Drink Sprint Cars Series, will close the season at the track on October 4 and 5.

Saturday’s 40-lap Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay $65,000 to the winner and will serve to crown the 2019 Williams Grove Speedway 410 sprint track champion.

In a quest to win his first career Williams Grove track title, Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich carries a 560 point lead over Freddie Rahmer in the title chase as the pair enters the September 27 racing program.

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.

 

 

 

FROM WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

September 20, 2019

AARON REUTZEL WINS TOMMY HINNERSHITZ CLASSIC AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

Chris Frank and Dylan Norris score 358 Sprint Car wins

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – In August, Aaron Reutzel became the first All

Star Circuit of Champions regular to win a sanctioned event at

Williams Grove Speedway.

Reutzel backed up that win with another one Friday night as the driver

from Clute, Texas, scored the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic for the sprint

cars earning $6,000.

“We’ve been working really hard on getting good when it’s slick and

20-second lap times around this place is unreal, hard,” Reutzel said.

“The car was really good. We hit on something.”

Reutzel and Giovanni Scelzi won the twin dashes and shared the front

row to start the 30-lap main event.

Reutzel grabbed the early lead. James McFadden raced by Scelzi and

into second. Fifth starter Lance Dewease passed Brian Montieth taking

fourth. An inside move by Scelzi in turn four moved Dewease into

third.

McFadden closed on the leader as they caught the rear of the field.

The yellow flew with eight laps completed giving Reutzel clean air

again.

The top three used three different grooves on the restart with Reutzel

blasting the top, Dewease in the middle and McFadden on the bottom.

Dewease caught McFadden for second and tried a frontstretch pass. They

made contact and nearly did again racing into turn three.

Meanwhile, Reutzel pulled away to a comfortable lead staying on the

outside as he began lapping cars.

McFadden put the pressure back on, but Reutzel dropped to the inside groove.

“I saw a lapped car start running the bottom and he kind of pulled me

one lap, but I missed the top,” Reutzel explained. “I tried to run it

harder the next lap to give it one more chance. I seen him pull me and

McFadden get under me at the same time, so I knew it was time to sit

on the bottom.”

McFadden and Dewease stayed close. McFadden took a shot on the top in

three and four, but slipped over the cushion allowing Dewease to drive

by and Scelzi into third.

Reutzel, the current All Star point leader and defending champion,

controlled the final laps winning his second Grove feature in the past

month and 14th on the season with the All Stars.

“I figured there wasn’t too much going on, but then I seen Dewease

move into second,” Reutzel said. “I could hear someone back there. I

was trying to run a little harder, but at the same time, I didn’t want

to catch those lapped cars.”

Dewease, Scelzi, McFadden and Brian Montieth completed the top five.

“I wish I could have cleared (McFadden) because I think I could have

done something with Aaron,” Dewease said. “I could race the middle and

I found a good lane in three and four, but that’s all part of it.”

Kerry Madsen, Cory Eliason, Brock Zearfoss, Danny Dietrich and Brian

Brown rounded out the top 10.

Scelzi set quick time over the 37-car field with a lap of 16.718.

Zearfoss, Madsen, Reutzel and Eliason won the heat races. Freddie

Rahmer won the B-main.

Teenager Dylan Norris won the 20-lap main event for the 358 sprints

over Doug Hammaker, Matt Findley, Todd Rittenhouse and Wyatt Hinkle.

He led every lap for his first career Grove win.

Norris and Findley won the heat races.

In the 25-lap Summer Series make-up feature for the 358 Sprints from

Aug. 2, it was second starter Chris Frank getting the jump on

polesitter Brett Wanner at the start. Frank controlled the race past

the half-way point. Wanner caught the leader with seven laps to go,

but couldn’t make the pass. Frank earned $1,500. Dylan Norris, Chad

Criswell and Glenndon Forsythe completed the top five. Doug Hammaker,

Matt Findley, Troy Wagaman Jr., Gregg Foster and Wyatt Hinkle rounded

out the top 10. Hammaker was the series champion.

Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial (30 laps): 1. Aaron Reutzel. 2. Lance

Dewease. 3. Giovanni Scelzi. 4. James McFadden. 5. Brian Montieth. 6.

Kerry Madsen. 7. Cory Eliason. 8. Brock Zearfoss. 9. Danny Dietrich.

10. Brian Brown. 11. Freddie Rahmer. 12. Ryan Smith. 13. Kyle Moody.

14. Cory Haas. 15. Matt Campbell. 16. Parker Price-Miller. 17. Anthony

Macri. 18. Paul McMahan. 19. Steve Buckwalter. 20. Justin Peck. 21.

Chad Trout. 22. Dale Blaney. 23. Skylar Gee. 24. Chris Arnold. 25.

Trey Starks. 26 TJ Stutts. 27 Landon Myers.

B-main (12 laps): 1. Freddie Rahmer. 2. Anthony Macri. 3. Paul

McMahan. 4. Trey Starks. 5. Steve Buckwalter. 6. Justin Peck. 7. Lucas

Wolfe. 8. TJ Stutts. 9. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 10. Tyler Reeser. 11. Greg

Wilson. 12. Jeff Halligan. 13. Troy Fraker. 14. Barry Shearer. DNS:

Jared Esh, Robbie Kendall, George Hobaugh.

358 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps): 1. Dylan Norris. 2. Doug Hammaker.

3. Matt Findley. 4. Todd Rittenhouse. 5. Wyatt Hinkle. 6. Troy Wagaman

Jr. 7. Gregg Foster. 8. Chad Criswell. 9. Rich Eichelberger. 10. Tyler

Brehm. 11. Chris Frank. 12. Glenndon Forsythe. 13. Brett Wanner. 14.

Kyle Denmyer. 15. Cody Fletcher. 16. Mark Van Vorst. 17. Dan

Rickcreek. 18. Kevin Nouse. DNS: Jay Krout.

358 Sprint Car Feature -makeup (25 laps): 1. Chris Frank. 2. Brett

Wanner. 3. Dylan Norris. 4. Chad Criswell. 5. Glenndon Forsythe. 6.

Doug Hammaker. 7. Matt Findley. 8. Troy Wagaman Jr. 9. Gregg Foster.

10. Wyatt Hinkle. 11. Todd Rittenhouse Jr. 12. Rich Eichelberger. 13.

Aaron Eichelberger. 14. Kevin Nouse. DNS: Scott Fisher, Dwight Leppo, Troy Rhome, Travis Scott

Saturday, September 14, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

RICK ECKERT TRIUMPHANT IN SUPER LATE MODEL RETURN TO LINCOLN; Matt Findley Establishes Track Record with Win; Billy Powell Victorious in xTreme Stocks

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 21 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions | 6th Annual DIRT CLASSIC | 410 Sprints

Saturday, September 28 (6:00pm) Hank Gentzler Memorial | Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (September 14, 2019) – The Super Late Models made their first return to Lincoln Speedway since 2013 on Saturday night. Rick “Scrub” Eckert won the last Super Late Model race held at the track, and after six years, he found victory lane once again taking home $6,000 in the inaugural Billy Vacek Memorial.

Gregg Satterlee had the quickest time in the scramble qualifying format which allowed him to select the inside our outside of the front row for the 40-lap feature. After seeing three of the four heat races won from the outside, he elected for the outside. That lined up quick-timer Bryan Bernheisel to his inside for the start of the main event.

Satterlee had the advantage going into turn 1 when the green flag dropped and led lap 1 with Rick Eckert getting by Bernheisel for second.

The first caution of the race came on lap 4 for Steve Axtell who stopped in turn 4.

The field lined up for a Delaware style restart which sets the field with the leader out front and the remainder of the field lined up side by side. Satterlee was out front with Eckert and Bernheisel lined up behind him.

Eckert held onto second with Mason Ziegler moving up to third. Bernheisel stayed close and raced wheel to wheel with Ziegler trying to take the spot back with Jason Covert watching the battle unfold in front of him.

Eckert caught Satterlee and was all over him trying to take the top spot.

Bernheisel took third back from Ziegler on lap 6 and Covert followed.

Eckert took the lead from Satterlee coming out of turn 2 on lap 9.

Only three laps after taking over the top spot, Eckert held a .72 second lead over Satterlee lap 12 as he entered lapped traffic.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 15. This time it was for Ziegler who slowed on the track as he was running eighth.

Eckert was out front for the restart with Satterlee and Bernheisel lined up behind him.

Bernheisel took over the second spot after restarting on the inside of Satterlee.

Satterlee went low into turn 3 and 4 and nearly took second back. As Bernheisel and Satterlee battled for second behind him, Eckert started to pull away from the field.

After falling back to seventh at the start of the race from his fifth starting spot, Gary Stuhler had made his way back up through the field to fourth on lap 19.

Eckert held a 2.8 second lead halfway through the 40-lap feature.

Satterlee had just taken second back from Bernheisel when the caution came out on lap 21 for Covert who slowed on the track as he was running seventh.

Eckert led Satterlee and Bernheisel on the restart.

Ross Robinson entered the top five on the restart after starting tenth. It didn’t take Robinson to move up to fourth and challenge Bernheisel for third.

Kyle Lee stopped in turn 2 bringing out the yellow on lap 23.

Robinson got under Bernheisel in turns 3 and 4 to take third on lap 25. Bernheisel got him back on the next lap.

Eckert had rocketed out to a 3.9 second lead with 10 laps to go. Lapped traffic came into play on lap 32 but it didn’t slow Eckert down.

The caution on lap 34 erased Eckert's 4.7 second lead over Satterlee. The yellow was for Billy Wampler who stopped in turn 2.

With under 10 laps to go the field lined up for a single file restart. Eckert led Satterlee, Bernheisel, Robinson and Stuhler for the restart with six laps to go.

Eckert took the checkered flag 4.425 seconds ahead of Satterlee. Bernheisel crossed the line third with Robinson finishing fourth. Stuhler completed the top five.

Gene Knaub was the hard charger driving through the field to finish eighth from his eighteenth starting spot.

Heat winners were Mason Ziegler, Mike Lupfer, Rick Eckert and Gregg Satterlee.

Bryan Bernheisel set quick time over the field with a lap of 15.583 seconds.

Matt Findley Establishes Track Record with Win

Matt Findley established a 25-lap Lincoln track record of 7 minutes 2.436 seconds with his 358 Summer Series win on Saturday night. Findley also secured his second-place finish in the season long point standings with his non-stop feature win.

2019 358 Sprint Track Champion, Doug Hammaker, started on the pole of the feature with Findley lined up to his outside.

Hammaker went to the top of the track to lead lap 1 with Findley in second. A three-car battle for third between Cody Fletcher, Wyatt Hinkle and CJ Tracy was transpiring behind the leaders.

Hinkle drove to the top of turns 1 and 2 to take third on lap 3 from Fletcher.

Tracy went to work on Fletcher for fourth and takes the spot on lap 6.

Hammaker entered lapped traffic on lap 8.

Jeff Halligan, who was back in a 358 Sprint after some seat time in a 410 at the track, got a good run on Fletcher coming out of turn 2 on lap 8 but Fletcher blocked his line down the back stretch to hold onto fifth.

Halligan beat him to the line to take fifth after making the pass coming out of turn 4.

Hinkle had reeled in Findley and was challenging him for second as they worked through lapped traffic.

Halligan got under Tracy down the back stretch on lap 12 to take fourth.

The leaders were all running the high line around the track as Findley closed in on Hammaker on lap 16.

Findley looked to the inside of Hammaker, but a lapped car was driving his line down the back stretch. Findley stayed with Hammaker despite the lapped car to take the lead at the line on lap 18.

Hammaker stayed close with only two laps to go but Findley ran the top of the track to victory and beat Hammaker to the finish line by .872 seconds.

Hinkle crossed the line third. Halligan finished fourth and Tracy rounded out the top five.

Heat winners were Doug Hammaker, Kevin Nouse and Jeff Halligan. Kyle Denmyer won the B-main.

Billy Powell Victorious in xTreme Stocks

After leading the beginning of the xTreme Stocks’ last appearance at Lincoln Speedway, Billy Powell was leading when it counted on Saturday night to win the 15-lap feature.

Wayne Dutterer started on the pole with Andrew Hogue on the outside of the front row.

Hogue took the lead and led lap 1. It didn’t take long for the first caution to come out. The yellow flag flew just after lap 1 was completed for Jeff Gill who stopped in turn 4.

Hogue led Powell, Dutterer, Gordie Marshall and Michael Smith to the cone on the front stretch for the restart.

Powell pressured Hogue on the start and was all over his bumper down the back stretch.

As Powell was working on Hogue for the lead a three-car battle for fourth was unfolding between Smith, Jed Latshaw and Marshall. Smith emerged from the battle with the fourth spot.

Powell was getting his nose under Hogue going into the turns, but Hogue would come out with the advantage, maintaining the lead.

Smith took third from Dutterer going into turn 3 on lap 5.

Powell got under Hogue going into turn 1 on lap 6 to take the lead. After taking the lead Powell pulled away from Hogue and the rest of the field and never looked back.

Hogue held onto second with Smith crossing the line third. Tim Berkheimer finished fourth after starting last and driving through the field. Latshaw completed the top five.

Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 21 with the Dirt Classic 6. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM, advanced ticket gates opening at 3:45PM and grandstand gates opening at 4:00PM. Advanced reserved seats are available online at www.dirtclassic.com and advanced general admission tickets can be purchased at the speedway office.

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, September 14, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Super Late Models:

Super Late Models (40 Laps) – 1. 0-Rick Eckert ($6,000); 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee; 3. 119-Bryan Bernheisel; 4. 7-Ross Robinson; 5. 44-Gary Stuhler; 6. F1-Coleby Frye; 7. 72-Dan Stone; 8. 1-Gene Knaub; 9. 66C-Matt Cosner; 10. 05-Roy Deese; 11. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 12. 06-Mike Lupfer; 13. 11B-Devin Hart; 14. 5-Brad Omps; 15. 21-Cahd Myers; 16. 32J-Shaun Jones (DNF); 17. 21M-Marr Murphy (DNF); 18. 1W-Billy Wampler (DNF); 19. 2T-Kyle Lee (DNF); 20. 72C-Jason Covert (DNF); 21. 42-Jim Yoder (DNF); 22. 32-Travis Stickley (DNF); 23. 25Z-Mason Ziegler (DNF); 24. 81-Steve Axtell (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Gregg Satterlee (1-9) & Rick Eckert (10-40)

Super Late Model Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 25Z-Mason Ziegler; 2. 72-Dan Stone; 3. 32J-Shaun Jones; 4. 81-Steve Axtell; 5. 32-Travis Stickley; 6. 11B-Devin Hart; 7. 31M-JT McLonigan; 8. 121-Larry Neiderer (DNF)

Super Late Model Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 06-Mike Lupfer; 2. 66C-Matt Cosner; 3. F1-Coleby Frye; 4. 21M-Matt Murphy; 5. 11-Kirk Baker (DNF); 6. 74-Randy Christine (DNF); 7. 59-Chad Julius (DNF0; 8. 2J-Justin Weaver (DNS)

Super Late Model Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 0-Rick Eckert; 2. 7-Ross Robinson; 3. 2T-Kyle Lee; 4. 1-Gene Knaub; 5. 5-Brad Omps; 6. 07-Kevin Palmer; 7. 8-Matt Sponaugle (DNS)

Super Late Model Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. Gregg Satterlee; 2. 42-Jim Yoder; 3. 05-Roy Deese; 4. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 5. 21-Chad Myers; 6. 26-Jerry Bard; 7. 14Z-Dave Brouse; 8. 41-Scott Merryman

Super Late Model Scramble A Finish (2 laps) – 1. 119-Bryan Bernheisel 15.918; 2. 25Z-Mason Ziegler 16.239; 3. 44-Gary Stuhler 16.269; 4. 06-Mike Lupfer 16.527

Super Late Model Scramble B Finish (2 laps) – 1. 22-Gregg Satterlee 15.863; 2. 0-Rick Eckert 15.877; 3. 72C-Jason Covert 15.907; 4. 1W-Billy Wampler 15.932

Super Late Model B-main #1 Finish (8 laps) – 1. 32-Travis Stickley; 2. 11B-Devin Hart; 3. 59-Chad Julius; 4. 31M-JT McLonigan; 5. 121-Larry Neiderer (DNF); 6. 11-Kirk Baker (DNS); 7. 74-Randy Christine (DNS); 8. 2J-Justin Weaver (DNS)

Super Late Model B-main #2 Finish (8 laps) – 1. 5-Brad Omps; 2. 21-Chad Myers; 3. 26-Jerry Bard; 4. 07-Kevin Palmer; 5. 14Z-Dave Brouse; 6. 41-Scott Merryman; 7. 8-Matt Sponaugle (DNS)

Super Late Model Time Trial Results Group A 1. 119-Bryan Bernheisel 15.583; 2. 44-Gary Stuhler 15.602; 3. 25Z-Mason Ziegler 15.664; 4. 06-Mike Lupfer 15.700; 5. 72- Dan Stone 15.726; 6. 66C-Matt Cosner 15.750; 7. 32J-Shaun Jones 15.796; 8. 59-Chad Julius 15.797; 9. 81-Steve Axtell 15.847; 10. 11-Kirk Baker 15.872; 11. 32-Travis Stickley 15.905; 12. 74-Randy Christine 15.931; 13. 11B-Devin Hart 15.986; 14. F1-Coleby Frye 16.104; 15. 31M-JT McLonigan 16.206; 16. 2J-Justin Weaver 16.433; 17. 121-Larry Neiderer 16.549; 18. 21M-Matt Murphy 16.624

Super Late Model Time Trial Results Group B 1. 1W-Billy Wampler 15.612; 2. 72C-Jason Covert 15.619; 3. 0-Rick Eckert 15.620; 4. 22-Gregg Satterlee 15.692; 5. 7-Ross Robinson 15.700; 6. 05-Roy Deese 15.745; 7. 8-Matt Sponaugle 15.811; 8. 21-Chad Myers 15.959; 9; 1-Gene Knaub 15.982; 10. 42-Jim Yoder 16.012; 11. 2T-Kyle Lee 16.026; 12. 31-Jim Bernheisel 16.110; 13. 5-Brad Omps 16.110; 14. 26-Jerry Bard 16.231; 15. 14-Tyler Horst 16.267; 16. 41-Scott Merryman 16.682; 17. 07-Kevin Palmer 16.733; 18. 14Z-Dave Brouse 16.890

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 45-Jeff Halligan; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 41B-Tyler Ross; 7. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 10. 44-Dylan Norris; 11. 35-Steve Owings; 12. 6M-Chad Criswell; 13. 50-Alyson Dietz; 14. 32-Gregg Foster; 15. 38-Brett Strickler; 16. 5A-Zach Allman; 17. 99-Zachary Cool; 18. 00-Chris Frank; 19. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 20. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 21. 34-Mark VanVorst; 22. 3-Jeff Paulson; 23. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 24. 38D-Kyle Denmyer [7:02.436]

Lap Leaders – Doug Hammaker (1-17) & Matt Findley (18-25)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1-4R-Doug Hammaker; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 5A-Zach Allman; 6. 34-Mark VanVorst; 7. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 8. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNF); 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 10. 17G-Devin Gundrum (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 32-Gregg Foster; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 6M-Chad Criswell; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 9. 28-Brett Strickler (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Halligan; 2. 50-Alyson Dietz; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 99-Zachary Cool; 9. 38S-Jordan Strickler

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars B-main Finish (10 laps) – 1. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 2. 38-Brett Strickler; 3. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 99-Zachary Cool; 6. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNF); 7. 38S-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 8. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 10. 17G-Devin Gundrum (DNS)

xTreme Stocks:

xTreme Stock Feature Finish (15 laps) - 1. 7-Bill Powell; 2. 25-Andrew Hogue; 3. 76-Michael Smith; 4. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 5. 10-Jed Latshaw; 6. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 7. 48-Wayne Dutterer; 8. 97-Donnie Broderick; 9. 6G-Gordie Marshall; 10. 77-Jeff Waltz; 11. 97X-Paul Sylvester; 12. 15-Jeff Gill (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Austin Hogue (1-6) & Bill Powell (7-15)

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 

 14 September 2019
Steve Williams

WAGNER WIRES FIELD FOR $20,000 NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN WIN
AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY ON RECORD-BREAKING NIGHT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Logan Wagner of Harrisonville wired the field for the $20,000 victory in Saturday night’s Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Red Robin at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The win was Wagner’s first career at Selinsgrove behind the wheel of the Zemco Racing No. 1. He became the 19th different driver to win the speedway’s crown jewel sprint car race. For the past 10 years, the race honored the memory of former five-time sprint car champion Jim Nace of Thompsontown.

Afternoon rain and nighttime humidity produced a smooth, lightning-fast racing surface for the stellar field of drivers all evening.

Kerry Madsen of St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia, broke the one-lap track for 410 sprint cars in qualifying with a lap time of 15.694, eclipsing the 2011 track record of 15.810 set by Daryn Pittman of Pittsboro, Ind. In all, five drivers broke the former record. Madsen collected the $300 Fast Tees Fast Time Award.

Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery took the lead on the second lap of the 20-lap 305 sprint car feature and took the win in only his second visit to the track.

Selinsgrove Speedway will close out the 2019 season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with the Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned 21st Annual Late Model Open paying $10,000 to win. The limited late models will join the super lates on the racing card. Gates will open at 4 p.m.

Front row starters Logan Wagner and Freddie Rahmer led the star-studded field to the green flag with Wagner taking the lead. Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen, and TJ Stutts followed.

Trey Starks slowed on the speedway bringing out the caution on lap eight. Starks was running sixth after starting ninth.

Wagner opened a slight lead on the restart but Rahmer closed in on his tail when the pair hit lapped traffic. Rahmer dogged Wagner until the red flag was shown on lap 20 so the cars could refuel.

As the cars were re-fired, 360 sprint car champion Kyle Reinhardt’s car did not fire. Reinhardt was running ninth after starting 21st.

Rahmer looked under Wagner on the restart but it was Wagner who held the lead with the momentum coming off the second turn.

When Wagner hit the lapped cars he had trouble getting around them which put Rahmer back on his nerf bar. Once in clean air he again opened a lead, taking the checkered flag by just .755 seconds in front of Rahmer, Brown, Madsen, and Stutts.

“Tommy (Carl) called me this week and asked how I did at Selinsgrove,” Wagner said. “I didn’t have the heart to tell him I’d never raced there. This is the biggest win of my career. We timed fast, won the heat, and drew the pole so if anything happened, it was because I screwed up.”

“I did race 305’s here once and finished second to my brother Mike after we exchanged slide jobs,” Wagner added. “He called me and told me to get my butt back there and get the job done.”

410 sprint car heats were won by Brown, Wagner, and Rahmer. Lucas Wolfe won the consolation.

Jake Frye jetted to the front of the 305 sprint car lead, followed by Garrett Bard, Keith Prutzman, Jimmy White, and Ian Cumens.

By lap two, Bard, who is a relative newcomer to sprint car racing was in the lead. Bard, racing at the speedway for only the second time, finishing in fifth, took off and hid. His lead at the halfway point was two seconds. The lead was wiped out on lap 18 when Josh Spicer’s car erupted in flames and stopped in the third turn. Spicer was uninjured.

While the cars sat on the speedway, the car of Jeremi Hansen also caught on fire. Those flames were quickly extinguished and Hansen escaped harm. Second running Frye also had issues as his right rear went flat.

Bard led the final two laps winning by 1.039 seconds over Zach Newlin, Prutzman, and Devin Adams. It was Bard’s fourth win of the year.

Newlin, Nathan Gramley, and Adams won the 305 sprint car heats. Jake Waters, driving a Jim Nace No. 44 tribute car, won the consolation.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 14 September 2019
410 Sprint Cars – 29 Entries
40-Lap A-Main: 1) 1 Logan Wagner ($20,000) 2) 51 Freddie Rahmer 3) 21 Brian Brown 4) 2 Kerry Madsen 5) 11 TJ Stutts 6) 39 Anthony Macri 7) 21 Brian Montieth 8) 48 Danny Dietrich 9) 69K Lance Dewease 10) 17B Steve Buckwalter 11) 72 Ryan Smith 12) 33 Jared Esh 13) 99 Cody Keller 14) 12 Blane Heimbach 15) 24 Lucas Wolfe 16) 29 Jason Shultz 17) 19 Landon Myers 18) 2 AJ Flick 19) 5 Dylan Cisney 20) 91 Kyle Reinhardt 21) 35 Tyler Reeser 22) 9 Ryan Linder 23) 44 Trey Starks 24) 39 Cory Haas
Heat Winners: Brian Brown, Logan Wagner, Freddie Rahmer
B-Main Winner: Lucas Wolfe
Time Trials: 1) 2 Kerry Madsen 15.694 2) 11 TJ Stutts 15.697 3) 48 Danny Dietrich 15.761 4) 21 Brian Brown 15.781 5) 1 Logan Wagner 15.809 6) 69K Lance Dewease 15.816 7) 72 Ryan Smith 15.833 8) 44 Trey Starks 15.849 9) 51 Freddie Rahmer 15.856 10) 39 Anthony Macri 15.857 11) 21 Brian Montieth 15.864 12) 29 Jason Shultz 15.984 13) 12 Blane Heimbach 16.029 14) 19 Landon Myers 16.031 15) 33 Jared Esh 16.053 16) Steve Buckwalter 16.060 17) 39 Cory Haus 16.062 18) 99 Cody Keller 16.100 19) 24 Lucas Wolfe 16.118 20) 19W Colby Womer 21) 91 Kyle Reinhart 16.162 22) 8S Trenton Sheaffern16.167 23) 9 Ryan Linder 16.172 24) 35 Tyler Reeser 16.173 25) 2 AJ Flick 16.312 26) 5 Dylan Cisney 16.387 27) 24B Dustin Baney 16.443 28) 11P Greg Plank 17.044 29) 97 Brie Hershey 17.267
305 Sprint Cars – 30 Entries
20-Lap A-Main: 1) 95 Garrett Bard 2) 11Z Zach Newlin 3) 28 Keith Prutzman 4) 99 Devin Adams 5) 79 Ian Cumens 6) 20 Doug Dodson 7) 67 Ken Duke 8) 53 Jimmy White 9) 3D Dave Grube 10) 23 Nathan Gramely 11) 97 Kenny Heffner 12) 41Z Jared Zionkowski 13) 5 John Walp 14) R6 Reed Thompson 15) 55 Dominic Melair 16) 2 Erin Statler 17) 55 Rick Romig 18) 88 Fred Arnold 19) 46 Mike Alleman 20) 301 Chad Conner 21) 56 Jake Frye 22) 36 Jaremi Hanson 23) 71 Josh Spicer 24) 44 Jake Waters
Heat Winners: Zach Newlin, Nathan Gramley, Devin Adams
B-Main Winner: Jake Waters

57th Annual, $65,000 To Win Williams Grove National Open Is Coming

Biggest Payday In History Of Track And East Up For Grabs, Chili Cookoff Makes Return

9/15/19

Mechanicsburg – The biggest and richest sprint car race in the East and in the history of Williams Grove Speedway is slated to take place in just three weeks, coming up on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5.

The fall classic will take place when the oval hosts the $65,000 to win, 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series.

The winner of this years 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars on October 5 will pocket the biggest cash payday ever in the history of the oval and in the East, at $65,000. .

The $65,000 winner’s share of the 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open will be up for grabs by the World of Outlaws NOS Engery Drink Sprint Cars Series and the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars at the prestigious two-day event slated to take place October 4 and 5.

Friday’s event will pay $10,000 to win but Saturday's 40-lap Open itself will be the prize that all in attendance from across the nation will be shooting for as it offers a momentous paycheck worth $65,000 to the winner.

The premiere event for sprint cars at the track since it began in 1963, the Williams Grove National Open first paid $25,000 to win in 2001 before jumping to $30,000 in 2002 and then to a monumental $50,000 in 2006.

The race paid $56,000 to winner Lance Dewease in 2018.

Save for two years when rains forced postponement, the World of Outlaws has sanctioned the prestigious Open every year since 1989.

The race went to 40 laps in 1993 with distances set at 50, 75, 100 and 150 laps at times since the event’s inception.

Hastings’ Michigan driver Gordon Johncock won the inaugural race.

The 2019 Champion Racing Oil National Open will find the once annual tradition of a National Open Chili Cookoff making its return as part of Saturday’s festivities.

The revived chili cookoff offers a first place prize of $500 along with $250 for second and $150 for third.

Winner of the National Open Chili Cookoff will also receive a 2020 season general admission pass in addition to his or her cash earnings.

The first 10 teams to sign up and pay their registration fee will receive a free pit pass for the Saturday night portion of the National Open, courtesy of Williams Grove Speedway.

For more information, visit the William's Grove National Open Chili Cookoff page on Facebook.

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.

 

 

 

All Stars Pumped For Williams Grove Tommy Classic Invasion Friday

358 sprints race in full program PLUS make-up main

9/15/19

For Immediate Release

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Tommy Hinnershitz Classic coming up this Friday, September 20, at 7:30 pm.

Presented by Eleven Oaks Farms, the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will battle the invading All Stars pilots in a 30-lap, $6,000 to win main event in honor of the famed Flying Dutchman who hailed from Oley, Pennsylvania.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also on the program, competing in a regular program PLUS a make-up 25-lap Summer Series feature, held over from August 2.

Gates for the show will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the program is set at $22 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The All Stars Vs. Pennsylvania Posse match-up will be the next-to-last race in the 2019 Diamond Series at the oval that currently has Danny Dietrich leading points by 15 markers over Freddie Rahmer.

The show comes on the heels of a history-making and memorable event for the All Stars that was held at Williams Grove in August when for the first time in history a card-carrying, touring All Star claimed a main event at the track.

Prior to that August event, the All Stars had succumbed to the local drivers in 35 consecutive races dating back to 1970 before All Stars point leader Aaron Reutzel claimed the first of twin 20s on August 23.

The second twin saw local Lance Dewease pick up the win, making the score now 36 – 1 in favor of the Pennsylvania Posse stars.

But that record could easily go to 36 – 2 this Friday when Reutzel and his band returns to take on the speeds of Williams Grove one more time this season.

Reutzel is arguably the hottest sprint car driver in America having recently roared through Pennsylvania, taking two of three events for the traveling band against all the Posse drivers, including a $52,000 score in one of the biggest races in the area and the country.

The Clute, Texas native now owns 13 wins on the All Stars tour and 15 on the overall season.

Fellow All Stars contenders Dale Blaney, Cory Eliason, Paul McMahan, Brock Zearfoss, Greg Wilson and others, will join Reutzel in the pit area for the big show.

Locally, Williams Grove point leader Danny Dietrich will be primed to take on the All Stars wheelers along with Freddie Rahmer, Ryan Smith, Brian Montieth and Dewease.

Tommy Hinnershitz of Oley, Pennsylvania, holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, May 21, 1939.

During his 30-year career spanning 1930-1960, “The Flying Dutchman,” as he was known, amassed seven AAA/USAC Eastern Big Car Championships, taking titles in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956 and in 1959.

Hinnershitz passed away in 1999.

Located in Newville, race sponsor Eleven Oaks Farm raises Wagyu beef and Gloucestershire Old Spot hogs in an open pasture, low stress environment.

Offering the finest beef and pork on earth, learn more about Eleven Oaks Farm by visiting www.elevenoaksfarms.com.

September 27 will find the track prepping for the following week’s Champion Racing Oil National Open by spinning off the National Open Tune Up, paying $8,000 to win a 30-lap feature.

Lineup For August 2 Make-Up 358 Sprint Feature Event: 1. Brett Wanner, 2. Chris Frank, 3. Gregg Foster, 4. Dylan Norris, 5. Chad Criswell, 6. Glenndon Forsythe, 7. Scott Fisher, 8. Dwight Leppo, 9. Doug Hammaker, 10. Kevin Nouse, 11. Todd Rittenhouse Jr., 12. Matt Findley, 13. Wyatt Hinkle, 14. Rich Eichelberger, 15. Troy Rhome, 16. Aaron Eichelberger, 17. Troy Wagaman Jr.

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.

 

 

Montieth Ends Williams Grove Win Drought With 5K Win Friday

Dave Grube claims 305 sprints

9/13/19

Mechanicsburg – Brian Montieth fought the battle with Freddie Rahmer and won the war at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night by taking the win in the 25-lap Dirt Classic Qualifier for 410 sprint cars.

For Montieth, the victory broke a 17-month win drought at the oval after last scoring a win in April 2018.

The win means that the Phoenixville flyer has earned a guaranteed starting spot in next Saturday's prestigious Dirt Classic at nearby Lincoln Speedway.

In the 305 sprint main on Friday night, Dave Grube picked up the win from the second starting spot.

The initial start of the 410 sprint car feature saw a yellow flag unfurl when the rear of the field bunched up in the fourth turn as it came to the green flag.

Montieth started fourth in the main event when action got underway and he was able to muscle by Ryan Smith for second on the opening lap, behind polesitter and leader Freddie Rahmer.

Montieth got a clear shot at Rahmer on a lap two restart but Smith returned the favor and reclaimed second with a turn three dive.

Smith ended up losing second on the seventh tour when a lapped car pushed him high as he entered the first turn, allowing Montieth to bolt by on the low side of the first and second turns.

By the halfway point, Montieth had run down Rahmer’s advantage and the pair was nose to tail across the line as they worked the backmarkers.

Setting a hectic pace on a quick racing surface, Rahmer did his best to dart through traffic and preserve his lead but a miscue as he worked through turns three and four with 10 laps to go allowed Montieth to buzz the top and snare control at the line.

Rahmer remained hot on Montieth’s heels however and with 19 laps complete he got back to the leader’s inside as they raced through the first corner.

Montieth then drag raced Rahmer onto the backchute before edging ahead on the cushion into the third turn and when he had to check up for a slower car just in front, Rahmer was that close to his tail tank that he had nowhere to go and ended up smashing into the outside fence, causing a yellow flag.

Smith then inherited second spot for the restart but failed to challenge.

Another restart with four laps to go after Trey Starks dropped ouf of fifth spot again found Smith failing to produce a challenge as Montieth sped to the win, worth $5,000.

Smith settled for second, 1.927 seconds behind the winner, followed by Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown and Danny Dietrich.

Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Matt Campbell, Lucas Wolfe, Steve Buckwalter and Anthony Macri.

Heats went to Campbell, Rahmer and Montieth.

Smith set fast time with a lap of 16.767 seconds.

Grube started second and claimed the 20-lap 305 sprint car main to close the night.

Dylan Proctor finished second followed by Ken Duke Jr., Zach Newlin and Devin Adams.

Heats for the 34-car field went to Garret Bard, Proctor, Drew Ritchey and Duke with the consoaltion going to Keith Prutzman.

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 finishes:

9/13/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brian Montieth, 2. Ryan Smith, 3. Kerry Madsen, 4. Brian Brown, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. TJ Stutts, 7. Matt Campbell, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. Anthony Macri, 11. Cory Haas, 12. Adam Wilt, 13. Tim Wagaman, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Brett Michalski, 17. Greg Plank, 18. Troy Fraker, 19. Trey Starks, 20. Freddie Rahmer, 21. Barry Shearer, 22. Jeff Halligan, 23. Kyle Moody, 24. Chase Dietz

305 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Dave Grube, 2. Dylan Proctor, 3. Ken Duke Jr., 4. Zach Newlin, 5. Devin Adams, 6. Ryan Lynn, 7. Scott Lutz, 8. Jeff Geiges, 9. Kassidy Kreitz, 10. Scott Ellerman, 11. Jaremi Hanson, 12. Erin Statler, 13. Logan Diehl, 14. Steve Surniak, 15. Jake Frye, 16. Joh Walp, 17. Dom Melair, 18. Kenny Heffner, 19. George Riden, 20. Garret Bard, 21. Drew Ritchey, 22. Doug Dodson, 23. Keith Prutzman, 24. Ben McCall

DNQ: Landon Price, Christian Rumsey, Fred Arnold, Jared Zionkowski, Todd Lynn, Kurt Kneaper, Donnie Hendershot, Jay Krout, Eric Mathiot, Danny Leaper

 

 

$20,000-TO-WIN JIM NACE MEMORIAL/37th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN
FOR 410 SPRINT CARS THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- The $20,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Red Robin and Icon Legacy Modular Homes will be held at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14, at Selinsgrove Speedway.

This year’s $20,000 winner’s share is the biggest for a non-sanctioned sprint car race in Pennsylvania in 2019! The race will pay $6,000 to finish second and $600 to start the A-main out of the $50,000 purse!

The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will round out the open wheel doubleheader in a 20-lap feature.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Qualifying is slated to begin at 7 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300.

Race fans will have the opportunity to meet defending National Open winner Ryan Smith of Kunkletown and AJ Flick of Apollo at the Red Robin restaurant in Selinsgrove Saturday 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Five lucky fans will also have a chance to win $50 cash off of their rain checks Saturday evening courtesy of Fast Tees to honor Nace’s five sprint car championships at Selinsgrove in 1987-89 and 1994-95.

For the 10th straight year, the 410 National Open will honor the life and racing career of Nace, who died in November 2009 following a seven-year battle with cancer.

In last year’s race, Smith out-dueled third-generation racer Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville for his first victory in one of central Pennsylvania’s most prestigious sprint car races.

Hall of Famer Fred Rahmer of Salfordville is the track’s only five-time winner of the Open with victories in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000.

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

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2019:
Purse for 2019 Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 Sprint Cars: 1) $20,000 2) $6,000 3) $3,500 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,000 12) $800 13) $750 14) $700 15) $650 16-24) $600
Gates Open: 4PM
Race Time: 7PM
Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 16, 6PM
Also Racing: PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars
Admission for Saturday, Sept. 14: Adults $30; Students (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under FREE: Pit Passes $40

 

 

Lincoln Speedway Gears Up for Strong Finish to 2019

Abbottstown, PA (September 9, 2019) –After crowning Brian Montieth the 2019 410 Sprint Car Track Champion on August 31 and taking a week off to allow teams to compete in the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50, Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 14 with the Billy Vacek Memorial.

The $6,000 to win Super Late Model race will honor Vacek, a renowned mechanic, crew member and friend to many in the late model division. Also on the card are the 358 Sprints with their final point race of the 2019 season and the xTreme stocks.

The following Saturday, September 21 will feature the Dirt Classic 6, Lincoln’s crown jewel event in Central PA’s “Month of Money.”

“As our highest payout during the season, the Dirt Classic Trophy is the one all of our drivers want to win” said General Manager, Jerry Parrish. “$20,000 to win and $1,000 to start attracts fans and race teams from all over the country.”

After five years of successful Dirt Classic events, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions are sanctioning the $20,000 to win/$1,000 to start race in 2019. The $20,000 top prize is the second highest on the All-Star’s schedule this year. The time trial and two heat qualifying format that the Dirt Classic has become known for will award the most aggressive drivers throughout the event.

Advanced reserved seat tickets can be purchased online at www.dirtclassic.com. Advanced general admission tickets are available at the speedway office.

Lincoln will close out the 2019 season on September 28 with Hank Gentzler Memorial/Manufacturer’s Appreciation Race presented by Pancho Racing Products. The final race of the season in the pigeon hills will feature the 410 and 358 Sprint Car divisions.

Located in Abbottstown, PA, the 3/8th-mile high-banked clay oval has been a staple in professional auto racing for over 60 years. The Pigeon Hills oval is one of several famed Central Pennsylvania racetracks which represent the toughest, most competitive weekly sprint car racing in the nation. A family fun night to be had by all who visit the famed Lincoln Speedway! You can find Lincoln Speedway on Facebook at facebook.com/lincolnspeedway or @lincolnspeedway on Twitter. Lincoln Speedway is also on Instagram under the @officiallincolnspeedway profile.

 

 

Reutzel Claims 52 Annual Tuscarora 50 and $52,000 Prize in Front of Sell Out Crowd

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa-There's an old saying that many runners use for running races.

"It's not a sprint, it's a marathon."

It encourages one to pace themselves. It’s about saving it until the end and having enough to finish. It can also apply to life. Sometimes it takes a while for the payoff to come.

For Aaron Reutzel it took two years. Two years ago, Reutzel rolled into the Port Royal Speedway as a relative unknown. A young upstart trying to make a name for himself, Reutzel wanted to make a statement in Central Pennsylvania against some of the best the country had to offer.

He qualified for the prestigious Tuscarora 50, but he had nothing for 2017 winner Lance Dewease. He got lapped and finished 18th. But it was a learning experience and it left the Clute, Tx., native with a goal…….win the Tuscarora 50.

Saturday night, Reutzel made that dream as a reality as he passed Dewease after a lap 25 competition yellow and never looked back to claim the $52,000 prize to close out the 167th Annual Juniata County Fair and put his name in the history books as the winner of the 52nd Annual Packer's Concessions and Ramsey's Car Wash and Garage Tuscarora 50 Sabrina by the Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions.

"Unbelievable! I wanted to win this race so bad since the first time we came here," said Reutzel. "We got lapped by the 69K (in 2017) and I said we were going to have to be up front and have a great racecar where we could just maintain to win. We did it!"

But it wasn't just Dewease he was holding off. He had 26 other drivers also looking to add their name's to the list of winners.

Dale Blaney and Dewease started on the front row, but before the field ever took the green Blaney pulled into the infield with motor issues. With his chief competitor for a second consecutive Ollie's Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions title sitting in the infield, Reutzel moved forward and would start the 50-lap event from the sixth position.

When the green flag dropped, Dewease jumped out to the early lead over Alan Krimes. Fourth starting James McFadden slid in to the second spot early with Reutzel moving into third by the completion of lap two.

With Dewease checking out, Reutzel showed his muscle early by sliding McFadden for second exiting turn two, however the caution came out on lap three when Kerry Madsen and Cory Eliason got together in the middle of turn's 1 and 2 and negated the pass. Eliason would rejoin the field with front-wing damage.

On the restart it was once again Dewease jumping out to the lead. Two laps later, Reutzel used a textbook slide job in turn's one and two to take second from McFadden and he set his sights on the leader.

Back to back Weikert's Livestock 410 track Point Champion Logan Wagner was also on the move early. After starting seventh, Wagner moved into the top five on lap five as well and settled in behind Krimes.

The leaders hit lap traffic on lap 10 and Reutzel was breathing fire down the back of Dewease. On lap 13 Reutzel made his first move for the lead, passing Dewease on the outside of the speedway exiting turn two.

Meanwhile, Wagner moved into the fourth spot as well on the same lap.

However, Dewease wasn't going away. Coming to the flag stand on lap 18, Dewease and Reutzel were side by side. Dewease attempted to slide in front of Reutzel in turn's one and two, only for Reutzel to cross back under exiting the turn to lead lap 19. Dewease would use momentum exiting the backstretch to then power past Reutzel to lead lap 20 coming to the stripe.

Dewease would speed away in lap traffic, pulling to nearly 2.0 seconds ahead. Reutzel was struggling in lap traffic and Wagner was in heavy pursuit as he had moved into the third spot.

As the competition caution came out at the halfway mark, providing crews 5-minutes to make adjustments and refuel, Reutzel knew it was time to go.

"That was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Just trying to maintain with him and not use my stuff up," said Reutzel."I was so excited and just wanted to give it 110%, but I had a game plan and wanted to make sure we were going to be there for the second half."

After making small adjustments and adding fuel, Reutzel wasted no time on the restart. He dove under Dewease in turn's one and two and took the top spot to lead lap 26. Gone was the plan to conserve tires and the car as Reutzel ripped around the high side of the speedway, opening up a nearly 2.5 second lead by lap 30.

"After that restart and I got by Lance I said screw it and I was going all in," said Reutzel. "If I burned up my stuff going all in oh well."

The caution would fly on lap 34 as McFadden slowed on the front stretch while running in the top-five.

Enter Anthony Macri. The young Dillsburg, Pa. native, who picked up his first win at the Juniata County oval just last week, started the A-Main from the 12th starting spot and on the restart, he was sitting in fifth.

As green flag action returned, Macri dove under Danny Dietrich in turn's one and two to move into the fourth spot and exiting turn four he slid past Wagner to move into third. It no longer was just the Reutzel and Dewease show.

With 10 to go, Macri was running the fastest laps on the track. Meanwhile, Reutzel was in lap traffic. After jockeying for position for two laps, Macri passed Dewease for second on lap 41 and hoped he would have enough time to track down Reutzel, who held over a 2.5 second advantage.

With five to go, Macri had cut the lead nearly in half. Reutzel was still riding the top of the speedway, while Macri was weaving in and out of traffic using every inch of the speedway.

However, it was just too little, too late as Reutzel played it safe behind lap cars and took the checkered flag by 1.129 seconds over Macri, Dewease, Dietrich and Wagner.

Dylan Cisney, Freddie Rahmer, Justin Peck and Eliason rounded out the top 10.

"I just can’t believe it. To accomplish something like this is just unreal," said an emotional Reutzel in victory lane. "Just to race with (Dewease) is unreal and to have my name on a race he's won and where so many legends have won is just unreal."

Reutzel also remarked how special it was to win the race in front of a huge field of Pennsylvia fans. Track announcers noted earlier in the night that the track was an official sell out with the most fans ever in attendance for a race at the track for the highest paying event in speedway history.

He also congratulated Macri on his run through the field as he didn’t know he was coming so fast.

"Obviously Macri was really good as I had looked up on the board earlier and he wasn't even in the top five so he really must've been coming," said Reutzel. "This is what makes this so special, to win in front of this many people and this is what makes it possilbe for us to race for 52 thousand to win. It’s unbelievable!"

For Macri, it wasn't a win but he was ecstatic standing on the front stretch as a second place finisher in the Tuscarora 50.

"This is freaking awesome!," shouted Macri. "We were gaining on him and just to pass some of the guys we did and to come from where we started is a victory in itself. I'm ready for the rest of the season."

For Dewease, he knew after the lap 25 restart that he couldn’t hold off Reutzel and that his chances of winning were likely over barring a setback for him.

"I knew where I needed to be to hold Aaron off, but once he got by us we had nothing for him," he said. "He's one of the best driver's in the country and Anthony just keeps getting better and better. These guys are really good and we just have ti get better if we want to win these things."

Logan Wagner and received $200 curtesy of Ted Reitz. Macri was also the hard charger of the night, gaining 10 positions to receive $300 courtesy of longtime car owners Dick and Leslie Leach.

Results- 1. Aaron Reutzel, 2. Anthony Macro 3.Lance Dewease 4. Danny Dietrich 5. Logan Wagner 6.Mike Wagner 7.Dylan Cisney 8.Freddie Rahmer 9.Justin ;Peck 10.Cory Eliason 11.Alan Krimes 12.Brock Zearfoss 13.Trey Starks 14.Brian Briwn 15.AJ Flick 16.Tyler Walton 17.Skylar Gee 18.Blane Heimbach 19.TJ Stutts 20. Paul ,McMahan 21. Greg Wilson 22.Tony Stewartn 23.Jared Esh 24.James McFadden 25.Ryan Smith 26.Gio Scelzi 27.Kerry Madsen 28. Dale Blaney

Late Models.

Andrew Yoder used a late race pass to pick up his sixth Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model victory of the season from a front row starting position.

Yoder and Dillan Stake led the field to the green flag with Stake jumping out to the early lead. Green flag action was haulted early due to wreck on the opening lap.

Once again it was Stake jumping out to the lead. Stake led comfortably, but as he entered lap traffic on lap 15, Yoder began to plot his move. Yoder made his move on lap 17 and just as he was about to take the lead, the caution flew for debris on the speedway.

Setting up a 5-lap dash for the win, Stake again jumped out the lead. Yoder got an outstanding run coming out of turn two to take the lead and the checkered flag by 2.2 seconds over Stake, Devin Hart, Derick Garman and Donnie Farling.

Jared Fulkroad, Eric Hohol, Taylor Farling, Ryan Zook and Kenny Yoder rounded out the top 10.

Yoder earned $1500 for his efforts. The race was an invitational event with group time trials earlier in the night.

Results- 1. Andrew Yoder 2.Dillan Stake 3.Devin Hart 4.Derrick Garman 5.Donnie Farling 6.Jared Fulkroad 7.Eric Hohol 8.Taylor Farling 9.Ryan Zook 10.Kenny Yoder 11.Steve Kent 12.Devin Frey 13.Steve Todorow 14.Ethan Beasom 15.Derrick Gahagan 16. Scott Landis 17. Drew Weisser 18.Dan Berry 19.Curt Dunn 20. Chase Bowsman

 

 

All Stars Return To Williams Grove For Tommy Classic September 20

On-Fire Reutzel To Lead All Stars Series Charge Into Big Event

9/8/19

Mechanicsburg – The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Series is set to return to Williams Grove Speedway coming up in two weeks, on Friday, September 20 for the make-up Tommy Hinnershitz Classic.

The All Stars will invade for the second time this season to compete in the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic going 30 laps in distance and paying $6,000 to win with action slated to get underway at 7:30 pm.

The race was rained out in April but Williams Grove and All Stars officials worked together to reschedule the event for September 20.

The show comes on the heels of a history-making and memorable event for the All Stars that was held at the track in August when for the first time in history a card-carrying, touring All Star claimed a main event at the oval.

Prior to that August event, the All Stars had succumbed to the local drivers in 35 consecutive races dating back to 1970 before All Stars point leader Aaron Reutzel claimed the first of twin 20s on August 23.

The second twin saw local Lance Dewease pick up the win, making the score now 36 – 1 in favor of the Pennsylvania Posse stars.

However that record could easily go to 36 – 2 on September 20 when Reutzel and his band returns to take on the speeds of Williams Grove one more time this season.

Reutzel is arguably the hottest sprint car driver in America at this time having just roared through Pennsylvania, taking two of three events for the traveling band against all the Posse drivers, including a $52,000 score in one of the biggest races in the area and the country.

The Clute, Texas native now owns an even dozen wins on the All Stars season and without a doubt he will be primed to back up his recent Keystone State success when he gets back to Williams Grove in two weeks.

Fellow All Stars contenders Dale Blaney, Cory Eliason, Paul McMahan, Brock Zearfoss, Greg Wilson and others, will join Reutzel in the Williams Grove pit area for late season action in two weeks.

Tommy Hinnershitz of Oley, Pennsylvania, holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, May 21, 1939.

During his 30-year career spanning 1930-1960, “The Fyling Dutchman,” as he was known, amassed seven AAA/USAC Eastern Big Car Championships, taking titles in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956 and in 1959.

Hinnershitz passed away in 1999.

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 Hosts 410 Sprint Dirt Classic Qualifier September 13

305 sprints also compete

9/8/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will return to racing action this Friday, September 13 at 7:30 pm with the Dirt Classic Qualifier for 410 sprints and the PASS IMCA 305 sprint cars.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will be racing in the Dirt Classic Qualifier paying $5,000 to win.

The winner of the 25-lap Dirt Classic Qualifier will be a guaranteed starter for the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on September 21.

The event will be the next-to-last race in the 2019 Diamond Series at the oval that currently has Danny Dietrich leading points by 15 markers over Freddie Rahmer.

The 305 sprints will compete in a 20-lap main.

Gates for the show will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the racing program is set at $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The 410 sprint car event will provide another chance for current Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint point series leader Danny Dietrich to widen his already large advantage over Rahmer in the quest to be season-long track champion.

Ironically, Dietrich already has a “410” point lead over Rahmer in the track title contest with just four point shows remaining on the season following this Friday’s racing program.

The track title would be a career first for Dietrich if he is able to clinch the laurels.

September 20 will find the track hosting the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints make-up Tommy Hinnershitz Classic, presented by Eleven Oaks Farms.

Paying $6,000 to win, the 30-lap Tommy Classic was rained out in April.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also slated for September 20 including a make-up main held over from August 2.

The 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Engery Drink Sprint Cars Series, will close the season at the track on October 4 and 5.

Saturday’s 40-lap Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay $65,000 to the winner and will serve to crown the 2019 Williams Grove Speedway 410 sprint track champion.

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.

 

 

TREY STARKS WINS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TUSCARORA 50 AT PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – In the final tune-up for the Tuscarora 50, it was
Trey Starks scoring the sprint car win in the 30-lap All Star Circuit
of Champions main event Friday night at Port Royal Speedway.

The 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50, presented by Packer’s Concessions and
Ramsey’s Car Wash and Garage, pays $52,000 to win Saturday night. The
Friday night program was presented by former promoter and announcer
Ted Reitz.

For Starks, of Puyallup, Wash., his second career win against the
Ollie’s Bargin Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions was worth $5,000
in the Jeff McCall/Scott Gobrecht No. 44.

“This feels awesome,” Starks said. “The first part of the year nothing
went our way and now we’re getting some luck on our side and we have
fast racecars. It’s great to be back here. I kept moving my wing back
and getting more grip.”

A massive seven-car pile-up in turn three marred the start of the main
event for the Weikert’s Livestock / All Star sprint cars. TJ Stutts
got sideways entering the corner and collected Jared Esh. They slid
across the turn collecting Danny Dietrich and the others ran into
them. All drivers were okay. A few teams made repairs and restarted.

Aaron Reutzel grabbed the lead when the race resumed over Starks.
James McFadden took third from Tony Stewart while Freddie Rahmer and
Brian Brown swapped fourth.

Reutzel had a comfortable lead until he reached lapped traffic. He
struggled to lap cars and Starks quickly closed.

The yellow flew with nine laps completed for debris on the racing surface.

Following the restart, McFadden passed Starks for second, Brown passed
Stewart and Anthony Macri raced into fifth.

Reutzel blew a left rear tire with 12 completed and slowed bringing
out the yellow.

McFadden inherited the lead, but Starks blasted by him following the
restart. Macri got by Brown and into third.

Starks streaked away from the field.

“After I got by him, I was going to run it as hard as I could up top
and not worry about my tires,” Starks said. “If my tires blow, my
tires blow. I was going to run it as hard as I could and we ended up
making it to the end. It was a great night.”

Another yellow slowed the race with 18 laps completed. This erased his
2.144-second lead.

The yellow flew again for another third turn wreck involving Paul
McMahan and Stutts. The field was stopped to refuel at this time.

Starks got another great restart as Brown took third from Macri. Gio
Scelzi and Macri swapped the fourth spot.

Starks once again streaked away from the field as they got strung out
around a very fast cushion. Starks reached traffic with five to go and
McFadden cut into his lead.

Starks held on for the win over McFadden. Brown, Scelzi and Macri
completed the top five. Brock Zearfoss, Ryan Smith, Freddie Rahmer,
Reutzel and Cory Eliason rounded out the top 10.

Reutzel set quick time over the 58-car field with a lap of 15.957.

Scelzi, McFadden, Brown, Stewart and Macri won the heat races. Alan
Krimes won the C-main. Dewease won the B-main.

Former track champion Lucas Wolfe made his return to speedway after
sitting out almost two months with a back injury. His left rear axle
broke entering turn one during his qualifying time trial lap sending
him into the wall and flipping. He was okay. The wheel cleared the
high first turn fence and hit the side of a house.

The speedway presents the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50 tonight. The 50-lap
main event for the sprint cars pays $52,000 to win.

Colton Flinner led Rick Eckert and Kyle Lee on the opening lap of the
30-lap main event for the River Valley Builders /Grit House Rt. 35
series for the super late models. Marvin Winters passed Lee for third.

The first yellow flew with four laps completed.

Flinner and Eckert raced hard for the lead following the restart.
Flinner turned back Eckert securing the top spot after a few laps.

The yellow flew with nine laps completed.

Flinner was up to the challenge once again holding back Eckert on the
restart. But, the yellow flew again with 12 laps completed.

Trevor Feathers raced by Winters into third on restart as Flinner
continued to lead.

The yellow flew again with 12 to go.

Both Eckert and Feathers went after the lead on the restart, but again
it was Flinner holding onto the lead.

Flinner hit the fence off turn two. Eckert took advantage driving by
in turn three taking the lead.

Eckert streaked away, but the yellow slowed the race with four laps left.

Feathers grabbed second from Flinner on the restart as Eckert drove
away winning by 1.262. Feathers, Winters, Flinner and Gene Knaub
completed the top five. Austin Berry, Kyle Lee, Hayes Mattern, Bryan
Bernheisel and Roy Deese rounded out the top 10.

Bernheisel edged out Port Royal track champion Dylan Yoder by one
point for the Grit House Series championship.

Bernheisel, Winters and Eckert won the heat races. Deese won the B-main.

Weikert’s Livestock Sprint Cars (30 laps): 1. Trey Starks. 2. James
McFadden. 3. Brian Brown. 4. Gio Scelzi. 5. Anthony Macri. 6. Brock
Zearfoss. 7. Ryan Smith. 8. Freddie Rahmer. 9. Aaron Reutzel. 10. Cory
Eliason. 11. Danny Dietrich. 12. Tony Stewart. 13. Dylan Cisney. 14.
Jared Esh. 15. Dale Blaney. 16. Blane Heimbach. 17. AJ Flick. 18.
Lynton Jeffrey. 19. Justin Peck. 20. Kerry Madsen. 21. TJ Stutts. 22.
Paul McMahan. 23. Josh Baughman. 24. Kyle Reinhardt. 25. Lance
Dewease. 26. Tyler Reeser.

B-main (12 laps): 1. Lance Dewease. 2. Josh Baughman 3. Dylan Cisney.
4. Blane Heimbach. 5. Greg Wilson. 6. Tyler Reeser. 7. Ryan Taylor. 8.
Dan Shetler. 9. Tim Shaffer. 10. Sye Lynch. 11. Paul McMahan. 12.
Gerard McIntyre Jr. 13. Chase Dietz. 14. Brett Michalski. 15. Chad
Kemenah. 16. Dave Blaney. 17. Brian Montieth. 18. Cory Haas. 19.
Landon Myers. 20. Mike Wagner. 21. Robbie Kendall.

C-main (10 laps): 1. Alan Krimes. 2. Chad Kemenah. 3. Skylar Gee. 4.
Tyler Walton. 5. Rick Lafferty. 6. Nicole Bower. 7. Kyle Smith. 8.
Dustin Baney. DNS: Logan Wagner, Jason Shultz, Rick Lafferty, Jeff
Miller, Carl Bowser, Tyler Bear, Troy Fraker, John Garvin, Justin
Whittall, Lucas Wolfe.

River Valley Builders Super Late Models (30 laps): 1. Rick Eckert. 2.
Trevor Feathers. 3. Marvin Winters. 4. Colton Flinner. 5. Gene Knaub.
6. Austin Berry. 7. Kyle Lee. 8. Hayes Mattern. 9. Bryan Bernheisel.
10. Roy Deese. 11. Dylan Yoder. 12. Jerry Bard. 13. Dan Stone. 14.
Jeff Rine. 15. Chad Myers. 16. Mike Lupfer. 17. Chad Julius. 18.
Dillan Stake. 19. Dave Stamm. 20. Tim Smith. 21. Donnie Schick. 22.
Rance Garlock. 23. Andy Haus. 24. Jason Schmidt.

Did Not Qualify: Dave Stamm, Nathan Long, Dave Brouse, Kody Lyter, Tim
Wilson, Jim Yoder.

Port Royal Speedway Set for $52,000 to Win Tuscarora 50 Weekend

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- All eyes will be on the Port Royal Speedway this weekend as the best drivers from across the country will gather to help close out the 165th Annual Juniata County Fair with the 52nd running of the Tuscarora 50, Sept 6 and 7.

Sanctioned by Tony Stewert’s Ollies Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, the annual spectacle is one of the most highly anticipated events in all the Sprint Car world.

Sponsored by Packer’s Concessions and Ramsey’s Car Wash & Garage, Saturdays finale will pay a whopping $52,000 to the winner and $1000 to start. Including C-Main, B-Main and A-Main payouts, the one-day purse currently sits at nearly $109,000, which is the largest ever offered in the history of ‘The Speed Palace’.

Last year’s event was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws for the first time ever after rain postponed the initial event and Donny Schatz picked up his first-ever win in the event over Freddie Rahmer and Daryn Pittman.

Nearly 50 years attended last year with more expected to attend this year in chase of the crown jewel event and the huge payday. Saturday’s event will also pay $300 to heat race winners along with bonuses for the top three-time trialers as well (1-$200, 2. $150, 3. $100) courtesy of Ted Reitz.

Past winners include Schatz, Lance Dewease (6-times), Brent Marks, Greg Hodnett (4-time), Don Kreitz Jr. (3-time), Doug Esh (2-time), Stevie Smith (2-time), Brian Montieth, Mike Erdley, Fred Ragher (4-time), Keith Kauffman (2-time), Tods Shaffer (3-time), Len Krauheim III, Bobby Allen (2-time), Doug Wolfgang (4-time), Dave Blaney, George Ferguson Jr, Smokey Snellbaker (2-time), Lynn Paxton (3-time), Gary Howsare, Jim Nace, Steve Smith, Kenny Weld and Mitch Smith (3-time).

Saturday will also be an Invitational show for the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model series with the top 24 in series points being invited for a $1500 to win show. Drivers will participate in group time trials. Drivers outside of the top 24 are invited to attend with their cars and alternates will be chosen based on a needed basis.

Racing activities will begin Friday, as it will be the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the All Stars and a list of invaders from across the country taking part in ‘The Night Before the 50’. The 30-lap A-Main pays $5000 to win and I sponsored by Ted Reitz. Packer’s Concessions will also pay $100 to the fast timer Friday night.

Friday’s event will serve as a normal All Star point night and will also be the final points night for the Port Royal season championship. Logan Wagner wrapped up his second consecutive Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Point Championship last weekend but there is still spots left to be decided behind him.

Last year Freddie Rahmer held off Tim Shaffer and Ryan Smith to pick up the Night Before the 50 for his first career Port Royal Speedway victory to take home the prize and he will be looking to repeat this season.

Also on the card will be the Grit House Rt. 35 Challenge Series Late Models racing for $3000 to win. This will also be a make-up for the Tri-Track Super Late Model Series and the final points event for the River Valley Builders Port Royal Super Late Model series standings as well.

In the Grit House Rt 35 series, Dylan Yoder currently holds a slim 5-point advantage over second place Bryan Bernheisel with Jeff Rine (-30), Hayes Mattern (-41) and Tim Wilson (-46) all making up the top five.

The six-race series between Selinsgrove Speedway and Port Royal features 3 races at each speedway and the champion will receive a $1000 bonus along with the top-10 receiving a point fund.

For the Tri-Track Series, this race is a make-up from June. The series features participating racetracks of Bedford, Williams Grove and Port Royal and the winner of the series will receive an automatic starting spot in Bedford’s annual $15000 to win Keystone Cup, paying a minimum $1000 to start along with a 2020 T-Shirt package including custom art, setup and 100 shirts.

Rick Eckert currently sits atop the standings with Dan stone tied at 725 points. Jason Covert (-40, Bryan Bernheisel (-95) and Andy Haus (-100) make up the rest of the top five.

In River Valley Builders track point standings, Dylan Yoder clinched the title last week as well. Haus, Rine, Nick Dickson and Tim Smith Jr. fill out the top-five.

For information regarding format and drivers attending, please check out the Port Royal Speedway Facebook page, Twitter and more for more info leading up to race day. Parking is free during the Juniata County Fair, but certain restrictions exist inside the fairground.

Reserved seats remain for Saturday’s portion of the Tuscarora 50 and they may be reserved by calling 717-527-2303 weekdays 8am-3p. Tickets will not be mailed and will be available for pick-up at will call the day of the race. Make sure to have your ID with you when picking up reserved seating tickets.

Friday’s event will not be available via reserved seating and only season reserved seats will be honored. There is no make up for Friday’s show.

Sunday, September 8th is the advertised rain date for the Tuscarora 50 if needed. Saturday tickets and wristbands can only be used for Sunday and cannot be refunded. Should both days rain out, normal cancellation policies apply. Details are on the website under Information.

Friday Prices/Info:

General Admission- $30

Students(11-18)- $15

Pits- $40

Gates Open at 4pm

Hot Laps- 6:30

Racing- 7:00

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Saturday Pricing/Info

RESERVED SEATING- $40

General Admission- $35

Student (11-18)- $20

Pits- $45

Gates Open at 1:00 pm

Hot Laps- 6:10

Racing- 6:30

 

Reinhardt Captures First Career 410 Sprint Car Victory in Labor Day Classic, Wagner Locks Up Points Battle

 
 Yoder and Boozel Pick Up Late Miodel and 4-Cylinder Wins in Last Lap Passes

 
 By- Justin Snyder

 

 PORT ROYAL, Pa- Earlier this year, Kyle Reinhardt quit his job as an engineer and uprooted his life from New Jersey to live in Pennsylvania. To some it sounded crazy. He was making good money and he was living a pretty good life racing part-time.

 

 But that wasn't his dream. Sure, it was comfortable and it paid the bills. But it didn’t fulfill him. Reinhardt wanted to race 410 Sprint Cars and he wanted to win in them. To do that, he needed to run more often and he needed laps. So he went all in and made the move.

 

 That decision finally paid off and that dream became a reality as Reinhardt picked up his first career 410 Sprint Car victory at the Port Royal Speedway during the 67th running of the Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic Monday evening as he bested AJ Flick and Logan Wagner to claim the trophy and the $4000 prize.

 

 "This is pretty awesome! I was crying on my way to the scales," said Reinhardt. "I came here to do this and it’s crazy that I'm standing here in victory lane. This is what it’s all about."

 

 But it wouldn’t come easy. He'd have to fight off Mother Nature, which pushed back the races starting time an hour to 2pm after rains hit the Juniata County oval Sunday night. He also would have to best a field of hungry drivers, one of them being a hard charging Danny Dietrich, who took the promoters 'Keith Kauffman Challenge' in attempt to gain $4000 extra thanks to a couple of his faithful sponsors.

 

 When Dietrich won the feature event Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway in an race honoring Kauffman from the front row, Kauffman made the joke in victory lane that back in his day they used to do it from 18th.

 

 As a result, the track and his sponsors offered him the chance to make $4000 if he'd give up his fifth starting spot and try and win it from 18th. If he finished second he'd get $2500 and if he managed only a top-10, he'd get an extra $1500. Dietrich boldly accepted and set the stage for an eventful feature event.

 

 Tyler Bear and Reinhardt led the field to the green flag with Reinhardt jumping out to the lead right away using the outside of turn's one and two. The Neptune City, N.J native set a blistering pace with AJ Flick moving into second on the opening lap. However, the caution would come out as Tyler Reeser slowed on the backstretch two laps later with a flat tire.

 

 On the restart, it was Reinhardt again jumping out to a large lead. However all eyes were on Dietrich, who had advanced seven positions to 11th before the caution and by lap four was sitting in the seventh spot.

 

 Two laps later, the field would once again be brought to a slow when Freddie Rahmer and Jared Esh made contact on the backstretch. Rahmer would tag onto the rear right away and Esh would join re-join the field as well after making various repairs in the pits.

 

 Reinhardt once again jumped out to the lead using the high side of the speedway, with ninth-place starter Logan Wagner making it known he'd be a contender by moving into the fifth spot on the restart. Dietrich also was continuing his march forward, sliding into the sixth position in turn's three and four.

 

 Four laps later Reinhardt hit lap traffic and on lap 12, Wagner passed Saturday's winner Anthony Macri and the following lap he slid under Bear for third coming out of turn four.

 

 However, Reinhardt was checking out and held a nearly 2.0 second lead over Flick.

 

 On lap 17, Dietrich attempted to pass Bear for the fourth position with a head of steam entering the bottom of turn three and he had to check up and got sideways, temporarily ending his march forward as he brought out the caution.

 

 With his 2.452 second lead wiped out, Reinhardt once again hit the cushion of the speedway hard. Flick tried to pull a slidejob entering turn's one and two, but couldn't make it stick and settled back into second.

 

 Over the final eight laps, Flick and Wagner would battle each other for the second position but neither of them would have anything for Reinhardt. The only thing that could stop him would be bad luck, and it nearly struck.

 

 Entering the final turn on the white flag lap, Reinhardt felt power in the car go. He thought he might be out of gas, but managed to have just enough power to ride to the finish line by a distance of 1.232 seconds over Flick, Wagner, Macri and Brian Brown, who came from 20th to be the race hard charger.

 

 Dylan Cisney, Mike Wagner, Dietrich, Bear and Rahmer rounded out the top ten. As a result of charging back to finish inside the top 10, Dietrich got the $1500 bonus. In total he passed 21 cars during the race.

 

 However, the night was Reinhardt's, who gladly climbed on top of the wing and saluted the fans in victory lane.

 

 "I felt the car stumble and I about threw up in the car," said Reinhardt. "I was just blasting the top of the speedway and we had an extremely fast racecar."

 

 "I mean we have had a fast car here all year, but we finally pulled it off. I'm honestly speechless," he added.

 

 For Flick, he thought the final restart was his chance to win the race, but ultimately he didn’t have enough to best Reinhardt.

 

 "We were a bit top dependent and I knew he was going to have to make a mistake or something to have a chance," said Flick. "I honestly thought we had him on that restart and I was surprised when he got back around me there, That was the best chance I had."

 

 With his third-place finish, Wagner not only obtained his 11th podium finish of the season, but he clinched his second consecutive Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car championship at the speedway. He became the first person to repeat as champion since Todd Shaffer did it in 2008-09.

 

 "This Zemco car is so much fun to drive and my guys are consistently giving me a car capable of winning," said Wagner. "It's truly a blessing to be in this position and I couldn’t do it without all my guys. Now we'll focus on winning the big one here next week."

 

 Results- 1. Kyle Reinhardt 2. AJ Flick 3. Logan Wagner 4. Anthony Macri 5. Brian Brown 6. Dylan Cisney 7. Mike Wagner 8. Danny Dietrich 9. Tyler Bear 10. Freddie Rahmer 11. Sye Lynch 12. Justin Whittall 13. TJ Stutts 14. Jared Esh 15. Chase Dietz 16. Jason Shultz 17. Kyle Smith 18. Brett Michalski 19. Nicole Bower 20. Joe Kata DNF- Dan Shetler, Ryan Linder, Tyler Reeser, Tyler Walton

 

 

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 1 September 2019
Steve Inch

PERSISTENT RAIN FORCES SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY CANCELLATION SUNDAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Persistent rain started around 3 p.m. and continued past 6 p.m. Sunday, forcing Selinsgrove Speedway officials to cancel the Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars for the second time this season.

The United Late Model Series, pro stocks, and roadrunners were also on the four division racing card sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford. The race will not be made up.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present back-to-back National Open races for the 410 sprint cars and super late models in September to close out the 2019 season.

The Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars sponsored by Red Robin will pay $20,000 to win on Saturday, Sept. 14. The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will be on the open wheel doubleheader at 7 p.m. Track gates will open at 4 p.m. The rain date, if needed, is Sunday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.

The final race of the season will be the World of Outlaws Late Model Series 21st Annual Jeff’s Auto Body Late Model Open paying $10,000 to win. The limited late models will share the racing card with the super lates at 7 p.m. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

There will be no racing at the speedway Saturday, Sept. 7.

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

 

 

Max Blair Wins Butch Renninger Memorial in Juniata County Fair Opener, Macri, Yoder and Mitch also score Big Wins in Front of Packed House

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Juniata County and Port Royal Speedway is all about tradition. With 2019 being the 165th holding of the Juniata County Fair and the 16th running of the Butch Renninger Memorial, it’s safe to say that many fans have attended more than one of the annual events. They have likely seen it all and experienced everything the fair has to offer.

However, fans witnessed two firsts Saturday night. With contenders Rick Eckert and Gregg Satterlee choosing to take the promoters challenge of going to the rear of the field in attempt to earn nearly $8500, Max Blair capitalized on a front row starting spot to lead all 33 laps and pick up his first career Port Royal Speedway victory and his 26th career with the ULMS series.

"I have a lot of people to thank, but I think I really have to thank Rick and Greg for deciding to start from the rear," laughed Blair. "This thing was good, but it certainly helped knowing they had their work cut out for them to get back up there."

In Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car action, Anthony Macri shook off the bad luck bug to pick up his first career Port Royal Speedway victory as well and he earned $3600 for his efforts and continued to build confidence heading into the $52,000 to win Tuscarora 50 weekend coming up next week.

"Man this feels good and I'm super happy to finally get that monkey off our back," said Macri. "I think we found every way to lose these things here. I'm just glad we found a way to finally win one and I'm feeling good about next week."

Andrew Yoder won in Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model action and Brad Mitch picked up the win in Juniata Junction Xtreme Stock action in an event that was shorted to eight laps after a vicous crash involving multiple cars littered the front stretch with debris late in the night

But the highlight of the night was the ULMS Renninger Memorial race for the Super Late Model Series. With the Tilton Hilton Hard Charger award in honor of Glenn Winnick sitting at 3, 333 dollars heading into the A-Main, track promoter offered all eight drivers at the re-draw the opportunity to go to the rear and if they were able to claim the award, hey would receive $4000 plus their finishing position pay.

Only Eckert and Satterlee, both veterans of many tears, took the bait and both drivers gave up their starting spots for a chance at the money.

Bryan Bernheisel and Max Blair led the field to the green flag with Blair jumping out to the early lead. Blair However momentum would be stopped on lap two as a spin on the backstretch brought out the caution.

Once green flag action returned, it was Blair again jumping out to a large lead with Marvin Winters passing Bernehisel for second on lap three.

However, all eyes were on the two drivers coming form the tail of the field. With the leader hitting lap traffic on lap eight, both Satterlee (eighth) and Eckert (10th).

By lap 14, Eckert had advanced to seventh and Satterlee was in sixth. Meanwhile, Blair was checking out .Eckert made the move to pass Satterlee for sixth one lap later, setting him up to claim the $4000 prize.

On lap 22, Jason Covert slid past Winters for second and he started to try and track down Blair, who is currently the ULMS points leader. As the final laps ticked away, Covert was trying his hardest, but he was no match for Blair on this night.

Ultimately Blair would lead every lap and take home $5442 upon taking the checkered flag by 1.712 second advantage over Covert and Winters. Dylan Yoder and Eckert rounded out the top five, with Eckert claiming the $4000 hard charger award and earning a total of $4850 for his efforts.

"I must've been braindead to decide and go to the rear," said Eckert, who was happy with the check but disappointed not to be in victory lane. "I'm glad we could pout on a show for the fans, but we obviously had a car capable of winning and that was just a challenge."

For Blair, it was a dream come true to finally get a victory at the Juniata County oval. He was excited to finally make it happen in a prestigious event.

"I can’t believe it! This is going to take a bit to sink in," said Blair. "The car was really rolling off the top, but I just tried to not look at the scoreboard and I just kept watching the flagman waiting for him to say two-to-go."

Or Covert, it was too little too late and he was happy to come home second against a stout field of cars.

"He got put there in clean air and really anymore these days that's the name of the game." said Covert. "I wanted to win this thing, but sometimes second is just as good as a first and we're happy with the run."

Satterlee, Ross Robinson, Trevor Feathers, Tim Smith Jr. and Kyle Lee rounded out the top ten. As a result of his fourth place finisb, Yoder also unofficially clinched the point standings win in the River Valley Builders series.

Results- 1. Max Blair 2. Jason Covert 3. Marvin Winters 4. Dylan Yoder 5. Rick Eckert 6. Gregg Satterlee 7. Ross Robinson 8. Trevor Feathers 9. Tim Smith Jr. 10. Kyle Lee 11. Andy Haus 12. Bryan Bernheisel 13. Michael Wonderling 14. Jason Schmidt 15. Rance Garlock 16. Dillan Stake 17. Jason Dobson 1DNF- Jeff Rine, Shaun Jones, Mike Lupfer, Austin Berry, Roy Deese, Gary Stuhler, Gene Knaub, Kyle Knapp

Sprint Cars.

Anthon Macri held off a hard charging Danny Dietrich to claim his first career Weikert's Livestock 410 feature event.

"I can't really put this into words quite yet. This is just awesome." said Macri. "We've been so fast and I knew it was just a matter of time. But I was honestly tired of waiting."

Jared Esh and Macri led the field to the green flag, with Esh jumping out to the early lead For the first five laps, not much occurred. Esh led Macri and AJ Flick by a short distance with Kyle Reinhardt and Logan Wagner and Lance Dewease in tow.

Coming out of turn 2, Macri used a slide job to get under Esh. However this allowed Flick to gain momentum on the top of the speedway. Coming down the backstretch Flick passed Esh on the outside and then dove under Macri in turn's three and four. In a drag race to the line, Flick was credited with leading lap five.

Flick attempted to stretch his lead, however action behind the leader was getting hot and heavy. With close to a 1.0 second lead on lap 10, Macri and Reinhardt were swapping positions behind him and Dewease, who started eighth was on their tail tanks looking to pounce.

Four laps later, it was Danny Dietrich entering the picture. Using a head of steam exiting turn two on the outside of the speedway, Deitrich passed both Wagner and Dewease to move into the fourth position. He continued to march forward with the top six drivers all within 2.0 seconds of each other in lap traffic.

By lap 20, Macri was on the rear bumper of Flick and Dietrich was closing fast as well. Macri slid under Flick in turns one and two on lap 21, but Flick crossed back under him exiting two. Macri would use momentum to get under Flick entering turn three and would lead lap 22. However, Flick wouldn't go away. Coming out of turn two the following circuit, Flick sped under Macri down the backstretch before the red flag flew for a flipping Justin Whittall in turn three, handing the lead back to Macri.

On the restart, Macri once again jumped out to the lead, now maintaining a different line on the speedway thanks to instructions his crew provided under the red flag. On the white flag lap Dieterich was able to slip by Flick using the middle of the speedway, but by then Macri had secured a large enough to advantage to coast to his first career victory by a 1.340 second advantage

Dietrich, Flick, Dewease and Reinhaedt rounded out to top five with Esh, Wagner, Brian Briown, Dylan Cisney and Heimbach making up the top 10.

"Jim Shuttlesworth came on board after Knoxville and we switched his son's shocks and this thing has been a rocket ship ever since." said Macri. "It was nice to finally cross the checkered flag and not feel like we let one get away."

For Dietrich, he believed he had a car capable of winning and if not for the red flag he might've been sitting one spot better at the checkered flag.

"I think that red flag really helped him as his guys could kind of tell him where to go and such," said Dietrich. "I was really sailing the top and things were about to get really good out there, but I'm happy he finally got his win and we'll look to be better Monday."

Results- 1.Anthony Macri 2. Danny Dietrich 3. AJ Flick 4. Lance Dewease 5.Kyle Reinhardt 6.Jared Esh 7.Logan Wagner 8.Brian Briown 9. Dylan Cisney 10.Blane Heimbach 11. TJ Stutts 12. Tyler Reeser 13.Mike Wagner 14.Ryan Smith 15.Ryan Taylor 16.Jeff Miller 17.Jason Shultz 18.Tyler Bear 19.Tyler Walton 20.Trenton Shaeffer 21.Eric Riggins Jr. 22.Cory Thornton 23.Justin Whittall 14.Dustin Baney

Limited Late Models

Andrew Yoder continued his dominance of the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model division as he cruised from the 10th starting position and passed Ryan Zook on lap 19 to claim the $1533 prize.

"Honestly this car is so good here that I really feel like I have to screw it up to not have a shot to win," said Yoder. "We've had an amazing year at Port Royal and winning these races never gets old."

Eric Hohol and Paul Cursey lead the field to the green flag with Hohol taking the early lead. One lap later Cursey would get turned around in turn one battling for the third position, collecting two other cars and bringing out the caution.

On the restart, it was Ryan Zook on the move as he used the outside of the speedway to move into the second position and one lap later he got by Hohol on the backstretch to take the lead. Troy Miller would come in tow one lap later to move into the second spot as well.

On lap six, Yoder was making it know that he was coming, sliding into the fourth position. Three laps later the leaders hit lap traffic.

The caution flew on lap 10 for a car turned around on the backstretch, once again bunching up the field and setting up Yoder to make his move.

Yoder would slide into the third position exiting turn four on the 11th circuit, but the caution would fly two laps later after three cars got tangled on the backstretch. Another caution would once again fly before any green flag laps would be counted following the restart.

Once green flag action returned, Miller attempted to perform a slide job on Zook in turn's one and two. This allowed Yoder to fly by Miller for second on the outside.

By lap 18, Yoder was on the tail of Zook. For the next two laps he would try and complete the pass using the bottom of the speedway and he would finally take the lead for good on lap 20.

He would go untouched the final five circuits and would win his fourth Port Royal Speedway feature of the year by 2.598 seconds over Zook, Miller, Derrick Garman and Todd Snook. Shaun Miller, Craig Wagaman, Trent Brenneman, Hohol and Cursey would round out the top five.

"The car was jut amazing and it just feels like it’s gliding out there," said Yoder. "I don’t know iff it just likes big tracks, but I jut feel really good out there and I'm happy to win this race."

For Zook, he didn’t want to see those late cautions and thought without them he might've had a shot.

"We definitely didn’t need to see all those cautions toward the end," said Zook. "We were not really good in one and two and we needed open space to be able to hold him off. But we'll take second."

Results- 1. Andrew Yoder 2.Ryan Zook 3.Troy Miller 4.Derrick Garman 5. Todd Snook 6. Shaun Miller 7.Craig Wagaman 8. Trent Brenneman 9. Eric Hohol 10. Paul Cursey 11. Jared Fulkroad 12. Kenny Yoder 13. JR Toner 14. Steve Todorow 15. Curt Dunn 16. Joe Westerman 17. Steve Kent Jr. DNF- Tim Krape, Cory Lawler, Devin Frey, Chase Bowsman, Jim McBree, Jason Davis, Devin Hart

Xreme Stocks

Brad Mitch held off Dustin Hoffman and Will Brunson to claim the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks feature event after a lap eight crash involving multiple cars littered the front stretch with debris.

With it getting late in the evening and extra time needed for clean up, speedway officials called the race official as it was past halfway. All drivers walked away safely.

Walt Peters and Cory Kepner completed the top five with Dustin Snook, Bob Bussey, Chuck Bryner, Tom Brunson and Miranda Minium filling out the top 10.

Mitch won $533 for his efforts.

Results- 1. Brad Mitch 2. Dustin Hoffman 3. Will Brunson 4. Walt Peters 5.Corey Kepner 6.Dustin Snook 7.Bub Bussey 8. Chuck Bryner 9. Tom Brunson 10. Miranda Minium 11. Thomas Brunson DNF- Hunter Shelley, Craig Imes, Curtis Lanton, Smith Cope, Josh Bender, Ben Leister, Bill Cooper  

 

 

 

September To Remember On Tap At Williams Grove Speedway

Month filled with big races for 410 sprints, No racing September 6

9/1/19

Mechanicsburg – It will be a September to remember at Williams Grove Speedway as the month will be full of nothing but big sprint car shows in preparation for the 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on October 4 and 5.

There will be no racing at the track on September 6 before the big Friday shows begin, slated for September 13, 20 and 27.

The September 13 event will be the Dirt Classic Qualifier paying $5,000 to win for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

The winner of the race will be a guaranteed starter for the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on September 21.

The PASS IMCA 305 sprints are also on the September 13 racing program.

September 20 will find the track hosting the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints make-up Tommy Hinnershitz Classic, presented by Eleven Oaks Farms.

Paying $5,000 to win, the 30-lap Tommy Classic was rained out in April.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also slated for September 20 including a make-up main held over from August 2.

And then September 27 will find the track prepping for the following week’s Champion Racing Oil National Open by spinning off the National Open Tune Up, paying $8,000 to win a 30-lap feature.

The program will also be the final Hoosier Diamond Series event of the season and will crown the series champion.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will also be on the card and likewise will crown the 2019 division champion.

All three September racing programs will begin at 7:30 pm.

The 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Engery Drink Sprint Cars Series, will close the season at the track on October 4 and 5.

Saturday’s 40-lap Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay $65,000 to the winner and will serve to crown the 2019 Williams Grove Speedway 410 sprint track champion.

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

 

 

 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

RAHMER WINS; MONTIETH CROWNED TRACK CHAMPION; Hammaker Continues Domination; Horan Scores Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 14 (7:30pm) 358 Sprint Summer Series | 358 Sprints* + Super Late Models + Extreme Stocks | EMMR Night | ARCH Night (*Final points race for 358 Sprints) *Final points race for 358 Sprints

Saturday, September 21 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions | 6th Annual DIRT CLASSIC | 410 Sprints

Saturday, September 28 (6:00pm) Hank Gentzler Memorial | Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (August 31, 2019) – There was a three-way battle for the 410 Sprint 2019 track championship going into the final point race Saturday night. Brian Montieth had an eighty-point advantage over Chad Trout who was in third place and thirty points over Alan Krimes who was sitting in second place.

Montieth could solidify his eighth track championship with a win. But with two heavy hitters also in play there were scenarios in which all three could pull off the championship.

Two championship contenders shared the front row of the 30-lap Bob Leiby Memorial. Montieth drew the pole and Krimes was to his outside.

Trout started seventh after being knocked out of the redraw by Montieth in their heat race. The PA Speedweek format was used with the winner and fastest car from time trials in each heat race making the redraw. If the winner is the fastest car from time trials only one car from that heat race makes the redraw.

After setting quick time over the 24-car field Chase Dietz started third with Kyle Moody starting fourth.

Montieth led lap 1 with Krimes being challenged by Dietz for second.

Freddie Rahmer moved into fourth getting by Moody with Cory Haas not far behind to take fifth.

Rahmer was running third by lap five from his sixth starting spot.

Scott Fisher got turned around in turns 1 and 2 on lap 6 bringing out the caution.

Montieth led Krimes, Rahmer, Dietz and Haas to the cone for the restart.

Rahmer got around Krimes for second on the restart but the yellow came out again as Mark Bitner hit the cone. Bitner was penalized one spot sending him to the rear.

Krimes had a good run out of turn 2 and was running wheel to wheel at the line with Montieth. Monteith beat him by a nose but Krimes took the lead on the next lap.

The caution flag flew again on lap 8. Fisher came to a stop entering turn 3 along the guardrail.

Brett Michalski went to the pits to change a tire under caution and rejoined the field.

Krimes led Montieth, Rahmer, Haas and Dietz on the restart. For Krimes to solidify the championship he would need to finish seven spots ahead of Montieth.

Rahmer got under Montieth in turns 1 and 2 for second on the restart.

Haas went to work on Montieth for third but Montieth created some distance and pulled away.

The leaders were all running the high line around the track as the halfway point of the race approached. Krimes held a 1.022 second lead over Rahmer on lap 15 as they approached lapped traffic.

Trout was in a three-way battle for fifth with Dietz and Moody with Trout breaking away to stay in the top five.

You could throw a blanket over the leaders as they worked through lapped traffic.

Krimes moved to the bottom of the track with Rahmer continuing to run the high line.

After running wheel to wheel down the back stretch Rahmer got the lead at the flag stand with three laps to go by a nose. Krimes and Rahmer continued to battle for the lead with Rahmer taking the checkered flag .190 seconds ahead of Krimes. Montieth solidified his eighth track championship with a third-place finish. Haas finished fourth and Trout completed the top five.

Heat winners were Jim Siegel, Brian Montieth and Alan Krimes.

Hammaker Continues Domination

Davey Brown started on the pole with CJ Tracy on his outside for the 20-lap, $1,500 to win Bob Leiby Memorial.

Tyler Ross who had engine issues during his heat race, made the call for the feature but headed to the pits before the green flag flew.

Brown led the field when the green flag dropped with Tracy in second, Ashley Cappetta in third and Dylan Norris in fourth.

Doug Hammaker and Brett Strickler battled for fifth with Hammaker running the top of the track.

Jon Stewart brought out the caution on lap 3 after spinning around in turns 3 and 4.

Hammaker to third around Cappetta after picking off Strickler and Norris.

Leaders Brown and Tracy were running the bottom with Hammaker still riding the cushion around the track.

Brown held a .811 second lead over Tracy on lap 10 as they approached lapped traffic.

The yellow flag flew on lap 12 for Alyson Dietz who spun around in turn 2.

Brown led Tracy, Hammaker, Cappetta and Norris to the cone for the restart with eight laps to go.

Hammaker got around Tracy in turn 1 for second on the restart.

Dietz came to a stop in turn 2 on lap 18 bringing out the caution again.

The field lined up for a two lap shoot out. Hammaker got the advantage in turns 1 and 2 with Brown taking the lead back down the back stretch/ Hammaker beat Brown to the line for the lead after a solid run in turns 3 and 4.

Hammaker took the checkered flag for his fourth win at the track in 2019 and thirteenth overall. Hammaker was coming off a Summer Series win at Port Royal last week.

Brown held onto second and Tracy crossed the line third. Cappetta finished fourth and Norris completed the top five.

Heat race winners were CJ Tracy, Cody Fletcher and Dylan Norris.

Horan Scores Victory

Bill Powell started on the pole of the $350 to win, 15 lap Bob Leiby Memorial with Michael Smith sharing the front row.

Powell took the lead as the green flag dropped with a three-car race for second brewing behind him.

It didn’t take long for the first yellow flag to fly. Gordie Marshall and Tim Berkheimer brought out the caution on lap 1 after some contact going into turn 1.

Powell led Smith, Travis Horan, Andrew Hogue and Alex Updegraff on the restart.

The caution came out again on the restart for Smith who was running second. He spun out in turn 2. Updegraff passed a car before reaching the cone sending him back two positions.

Smith rejoined the field.

This time Powell led Horan, Hogue, Donnie Broderick and Paul Sylvester on the restart.

Updegraff worked his way back into the top five before the yellow flag flew again on lap 2. It was for Smith who spun out in turn 4. Smith rejoined again.

The caution came out on the restart for Sylvester and Jeff Waltz in turn 2.

Tim Berkheimer headed to the pits under caution and rejoined the field before the restart.

Broderick and Hogue battled for third with Hogue holding him off. Hogue then went to work on Horan for second as Powell pulled away from the field.

Hogue got his nose under Horan on lap 7 down the back stretch with Horan holding him off.

Horan and the other front runners were closing in on the leader, Powell.

Broderick had gotten to third on lap 9. Updegraff got around Hogue for fourth in turn 2 but Hogue took it back.

The yellow came out on lap 11 for Hogue who came to a stop in turn 2. He was running fourth at the time.

Powell led Horan, Broderick, Updegraff and Jeff Gill to the cone for the restart.

After spinning out twice earlier in the race Smith was back in the top five by lap 12.

Horan took the lead on lap 12 after getting under Powell going in turn 1 and forcing Powell off the bottom.

The field was three wide going into turn 1 for second when the caution flew for Updegraff who got spun around in turn 2.

Horan led the field for the restart with another three-car battle for second. Powell Broderick and Smith were battling for the runner-up spot.

Horan held onto the lead for his second win at the track in 2019. After early race mishaps Smith drove through the field to take second out of turn 2 on the last lap. After leading a majority of the race Powell finished third. Berkheimer crossed the line fourth and Broderick rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Travis Horan and Alex Updegraff.

After a week off Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 14 with 358 Sprints, Super Late Models and Extreme Stocks. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 31, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($4,000); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 99-Kyle Moody; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 16-Matt Campbell; 13. 8-Billy Dietrich; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 16. 23-Chris Arnold; 17. 10-Joe Kata III; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski; 19.15B-Mark Bitner; 20.27G-Jay Galloway; 21. 11P-Greg Plank; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 23. 23Z-Todd Zinn (DNF); 24. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-7), Alan Krimes (8-26) & Freddie Rahmer (27-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 16-Matt Campbell; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 23Z-Todd Zinn (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 39-Cory Haas; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 10K-Joe Kata III; 7. 15B-Mark Bitner; 8.11P-Greg Plank

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF); 8. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF)

410 Time Trial Results 1. 75-Chase Dietz 13.789; 2. 21-Brian Montieth 13.807; 3. 99-Kyle Moody 13.838; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.854; 5. 1X-Chad Trout 13.878; 6. 87-Alan Krimes 13.917; 7. 59-Jim Siegel 13.918; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.945; 9. 15-Adam Wilt 13.956; 10. Billy Dietrich 13.968; 11. 39-Cory Haas 14.039; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer 14.052; 13. 16-Matt Campbell 14.060; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 14.095; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.095; 16. 1*-Tim Wagaman 14.203; 17. 10K-Joe Kata III 14.610; 18. 27G_-Jay Galloway 14.658; 19. 23-Chris Arnold 14.795; 20. 15B-Mark Bitner 15.003; 21. 21T-Scott Fisher 15.069; 22. 23z-Todd Zinn 15.316; 23. 11P-Greg Plank 15.635; 24. 7-Trey Hivner NT

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 4R-Doug Hammaker ($1,500); 2. 44B-Davey Brown; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 38-Brett Strickler; 9. 00-Chris Frank; 10. 4-Dwight Leppo; 11. 10-Zach Euculano; 12. 19-Troy Wagaman; 13. 99-Zachary Cool; 14. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 15. 34-Mark VanVorst; 16. 5A-Zachary Allman; 17. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 18. 6M-Chad Criswell; 19. 47K-Michael Hamer; 20. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 21. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 22. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 23. 13s-Jon Stewart (DNF); 24. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNF); 25. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Davey Brown (1-18) & Doug Hammaker (19-20)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-CJ Tracy; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 34-Mark VanVorst; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 50-Alyson Dietz; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 9. 47K-Michael Hamer

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 44B-Davey Brown; 3. 38-Brett Strickler; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 13s-Jon Stewart; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNS)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 00-Chris Frank; 4. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 5. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNF); 6. 19-Troy Wagaman (DNF); 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 8. 6M-Chad Criswell (DNF)

xTreme Stocks:

xTreme Stock Feature Finish (15 laps) - 1. 21H-Travis Horan ($350); 2. 76-Michael Smith; 3. 7-Bill Powell; 4. 18C-Tim Berkheimer; 5. 97-Donnie Broderick; 6. 15-Jeff Gill; 7. 25-Andrew Hogue; 8. 6G-Gordie Marshall; 9. 1-Alex Updegraff; 10. 8R-Roger Rhodes; 11. 97X-Paul Sylvester (DNF); 12. 77-Jeff Waltz (DNF) 13. 97B-Richard Dougherty (DNF); 14. LAZY 8-John Wright (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Bill Powell (1-11) & Travis Horan (12-15)

xTreme Stock Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 21H-Travis Horan; 2. 76-Michael Smith; 3. 97-Donnie Broderick; 4. 6G-Gordie Marshall; 5. 97X-Paul Sylvester; 6. 97B-Richard Daugherty (DNF); 7. LAZY 8-John Wright (DNF)

xTreme Stock Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 1-Alex Updegraff; 2. 7-Bill Powell; 3. 25-Andrew Hogue; 4. 18C-Tim Berkheimer; 5. 77-Jeff Waltz; 6.15-Jeff Gill; 7. 8R-Roger Rhodes (DNF)

 

 

Dietrich Claims Williams Grove Kauffman Tribute For Sprints, Buckwalter Gets URC Main

8/30/19

Mechanicsburg – Danny Dietrich led flag to flag to pick up the Keith Kauffman Tribute race for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Dietrich’s fifth win of the season at the track, as the point leader, was worth $4,777.

In the URC Sprint feature, Royersford driver Steve Buckwalter drove to his first 360 sprint car win ever at the oval.

Dietrich drew the pole for the 25-lap Kauffman Tribute event and took the lead from Chad Trout on the opening lap as Trout went low in the first corner.

Dietrich zipped to his outside on the cushion and drove into a comman that he would never relinquish.

Event fast qualifier Brian Montieth started third in the race and got by Trout as well and would dog leader Dietrich for the entire non-stop distance.

Dietrich hit traffic with 15 laps to go with Montieth hot on his heels.

Montieth gained dramatically at times using the same cushion that Dietrich was riding with the lead bu the opportunity never presented itself for Montieth to take control.

Montieth’s closest chance at stealing the win came on lap 13 when Dietrich tried to go low on Dylan Cisney to put him a lap down.

But as soon as Dietrich settled back into his groove, he again was firmly in command.

Montieth would cross the line .447 seconds behind at the finish with third going to Ryan Smith.

Chad Trout finished in fourth with Freddie Rahmer finishing in the fifth spot.

Sixth through 10th went to Brian Brown who started fourth in the race, Kyle Moody, Cory Haas, TJ Stutts and Steve Buckwalter.

The win extended Dietrich’s point lead over Rahmer in a quest for his first Williams Grove track title. It was Dietrich’s 24th career victory at the track.

Heats went to Montieth and Trout. Montieth’s fast time was 17.180 seconds.

Defending URC series champion Josh Weller led the first three laps of the URC Sprints main before second starter Steve Buckwalter took over.

Buckwalter was then chased by Weller and Chad Layton before the first caution flag of the race unfurled with five laps completed.

Mark Smith motored into third on the restart and was racing with Weller for second when the final caution of the race came out with 15 laps to go.

Smith finally put Weller behind him with 12 laps to go and then closed on the leader.

But Buckwalter was able to keep Smith at bay to pick up the $2,000 win by .491 seconds.

Weller finished third followed by Kyle Reinhardt and Jason Shultz.

Sixth through 10th went to Curt Michael, Layton, Tyler Ross, Jimmy Stitzel and Derek Locke.

URC heats went to Michael, Buckwalter and Layton.

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 finishes:

8/30/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Ryan Smith, 4. Chad Trout, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Brian Brown, 7. Kyle Moody, 8. Cory Haas, 9. TJ Stutts, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Dylan Cisney, 12. Eric Riggins, 13. Troy Fraker, 14. Greg Plank, 15. Anthony Macri, 16. Chase Dietz, 17. Kyle Reinhardt, 18. Todd Zinn

DNS: Mark Smith, Rodney Westhafer,

URC sprints, 25 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Mark Smith, 3. Josh Weller, 4. Kyle Reinhardt, 5. Jason Shultz, 6. Curt Michael, 7. Chad Layton, 8. Tyler Ross, 9. Jimmy Stitzel, 10. Derek Locke, 11. Tyler Breahm, 12. Austin Bishop, 13. Ryan Quackenbush, 14. Chris Frank, 15. Colby Womer, 16. Steve Downs, 17. Kyle Smith, 18. Jason Cherry, 19. Ryan Stillwaggon

DNS: Freddie Rahmer, Tyler Templin

 

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 27 August 2019
Steve Inch

ULMS Butch Renninger Memorial on Tap as 165TH Juniata County Fair Kicks Off This Weekend

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway returns Saturday night to kick off the 165th annual Juniata County Fair with the 16th running of the Butch Renninger Memorial featuting the ULMS Late Models, the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks.

The ULMS Late Model race will pay $4333 to the winner and will be 33 laps in distance. Driver’s will also get $333 to start with a grand total purse of $18,538 being offered for the River Valley Builders series and ULMS drivers.

Renninger was a former three-time track champion and the owner of 41 career victories at the Juniata County oval. He also served diligently on the board of directors of the speedway for decades and oversaw track preparation and concessions during that time period.

Heat races will pay $333 to win and $100 for second and third. There will also be a $33 bonus to the top three finishers of the B-Main. All of these are courtesy of Ted Reitz.

Other contingency awards will includes $100 Super Late Model Hard Luck award courtesy of Gullwing Aviation, LLC, $333 Super Late Model Fast Time Award courtesy of Barron’s Racing Engines, $133 Bonus awarded to the highest finishing Port Royal regular courtesy of Brown’s Automotive and a minimum $733 Tilton Hilton Hard Charger Award in memory of Glenn Winnick. All awards are a minimum amount and subject to change.

Past winners of the event are Steve Campbell, Scott Huas, Mitch Hack, Jere Wierman, Tim Wilson, Waylon Wagner, Jeff Rine (2), Gregg Satterlee (2), Jason Covert, Justin Kahn, Dylan Yoder and most recently Tyler Bare.

Entering competition, Dylan Yoder holds a firm 350 point advantage in the track point standings over Andy Haus, with Jeff Rine (-570), Nick Dickson (-820) and Mike Lupfer (-1050) rounding out the top five.

The Selinsgrove Limited Late Models will also be racing for various contingency awards to include $100 to heat race winners courtesy of Garman Concrete & Construction, and $33 for second and $25 for third courtesy of Barron’s Racing Engines and Gullwing Aviation LLC. There will be a $100 Limited Late Model Hard Luck award courtesy of BDR Products, $100 Hard Charger Award courtesy of Garman Concrete & Construction and $33 to the highest finishing Juniata County driver courtesy of Pellman Trade.

Andrew Yoder enters the night with a 125 point standings advantage over Todd Snook and is the most recent winner at the speedway for the division. Devin Hart (-145), Kenny Yoder (-235) and Derrick Garman (-280) make up the top five.

This will also be a big night for the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks, as they will be competing for various contingency prizes as well.

There will be $33 presented via a Hard Luck award courtesy of Brown’s Automotive, $33 Hard Charger Award courtesy of Ryan Pellman, $33 to the car running last on lap 12 courtesy of Mark Bell in memory of Butch Renninger and Dave Kepner along with additional awards to be presented via Mike Brackbill/Juniata Junction throughout the night.

Brad Mitch holds a 25 point advantage in the series standings over Pete Leister, with Chuck Bryner (-120), Walt Peters (-135) and Bill Cooper (-220) rounding out the top five. Dustin Hoffman was the most recent winner in the series.

All three division feature winners will receive subs courtesy of Harshbarger’s Sub N Malt and Trophy Checks courtesy of Abel Signs, J.R. Toner.

And as customary, the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Series will be competing as well in their regular 25-lap program. Last week saw Jeff Miller win in a nail biter over Anthony Macri to pick up his third victory of 2019 in his rookie season.

Logan Wagner overcame a warm-up crash to salvage a top five and currently leads the series stabdings by a whopping 440 points over Dylan Cisney, with AJ Flick (-670), TJ Stutts (-730) and Jared Esh (-915) rounding out the top five.

All four divisions will be racing for full points. And if the kids don’t get enough fun during the fair, there will be a candy scramble in the infield at 6:30.

Adult Grandstand Prices will be $22, Students 12-18 will be $10 with Pit Admission $35. The rain date for the event is set for Sept. 6 if need be.

All gates will open at 3:30 with a special start time of 6:30.

There will also be a pre-race show under the bleachers with the Turn 5 Turnaround guys where several drivers will be on hand for interviews. Time and driver roster to be announced.

This of course, is all a pre-curser to the annual Labor Day Classic on Monday. The 67th running of the race, presented by Foss Jewelers, serves as a Fan Appreciation Day and features the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and the 4 Cylinder Pro Stocks.

The Sprint Cars will be racing for $4000 and it will be a draw show with a start time of 1pm and gates opening at 10:00 am. General Admission grandstand seating will be $12, Students 12-18 $5, with th Pit Admission being $30. As customary, the infield will be open to spectators for all ages at $5.

Last year, weekend invade Aaron Reutzel picked up the victory in the race.

This will also be a highlight night for the 4-cylinders with the winner taking home $300. Their pruse will be as follows 1. $300 2. $200 3. $175 4. $150 5. $125 6. $100 7. $75 8. $70 9. $65 10. $50 11- Field $30.

Fair Admission for all eight day will be FREE and parking for both nights of racing will be FREE everywhere except at the Elementary School. Be advised there is parking restrictions inside the fairgrounds beginning SATURDAY AS WELL.

Please check out www.portroyalspeedway.com and visit them on all social media platforms for more news and updates leading up this weekends events!

 

 

TILLEY CLASSIC FOR 410 SPRINT CARS & UNITED LATE MODEL SERIES THIS SUNDAY
PLUS PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Three major dirt track racing events in September will close out the 2019 season at Selinsgrove Speedway beginning with this Sunday’s (Sept. 1) Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars plus races for the United Late Model Series (ULMS), pro stocks, and roadrunners sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford.

Track gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing slated to start at 7 p.m.

Race night sponsor Selinsgrove Ford is also upping the ante for all four divisions and fans with bonus money and giveaways on Sept. 1. Dealership owner/president Todd Benner announced $1,000 bonuses will be awarded to the winners of the 410 sprint car and super late model main events!

The 30-lap Tilley tribute race honoring the memory of the track’s former four-time sprint car champion will pay $5,088 to win and $400 to start out of a total purse of $19,888. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format for the 410 sprint cars.

The super late models will compete in the 30-lap ULMS-sanctioned holiday race that will pay $4,000 to win and $250 to start out of the $13,500 purse. The pro stocks will race for $600 to win and the roadrunners $500 to win in their main events, respectively.

The late Ray Tilley of Pine Grove clinched four career sprint car titles (1965-66 and 1968-69) at Selinsgrove Speedway at the wheel of the Bud Grimm Special No. 88 and remains on top of the track’s all-time sprint car win list with 69 career victories. Tilley passed away on Aug. 9, 2011, from complications of a stroke at the age of 77.

The Tilley Classics in 2012 and 2014 were cancelled due to weather. The 2013 race was won by Brent Marks of Myerstown. Greg Hodnett of Thomasville was the 2015 winner and Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg scored the victory in the 2016 race. Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg was the winner in 2017, with Mark Smith of Sunbury taking the checkers in last year’s race.

Following the Labor Day holiday weekend show, Selinsgrove Speedway will run the Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Red Robin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, paying $20,000 to win. The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will round out the open wheel doubleheader.

The super late models will be showcased in the $10,000-to-win 21st Annual Jeff’s Auto Body Late Model Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The limited late models will share the racing card with the supers.

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

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY EVENT INFORMATION FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019:
Purse for 30-Lap 410 Sprint Car Ray Tilley Classic: 1) $5,088 2) $2,000 3) $1,500 4) $1,200 5) $1,000 6) $700 7) $675 8) $650 9) $625 10) $600 11) $500 12) $475 13) $450 14) $425 15-24) $400
TOW: $100
Purse for 30-Lap United Late Model Series Classic: 1) $4,000 2) $1,300 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $600 6) $500 7) $475 8) $450 9) $425 10) $400 11) $325 12) $300 13) $275 14-24) $250
TOW: $100
Also Racing: Pro Stocks ($600 To Win) & Roadrunners ($500 To Win)
All Gates Open: 4pm
Race Time: 7pm
Admission for Sunday, September 1, 2019: Adults $20; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $35

 

 

 

Miller Edges Macri at Line for Third Victory of Season, Hammaker and Price Pick Up First Career Victories

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Jeff Miller added to what has already been a fairytale season as he picked up his third Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory of the season when he bested Anthony Macri by mere inches (.010) at the start/finish line in the closest margin of victory known since the inception of electronic timing and scoring in the history of the Port Royal Speedway.

"They said earlier in the night that I had won two races in my rookie season and even then it didn’t seem real," said Miller. "To be up here again is pretty special and this season has just been amazing."

Open Wheel Madness 2 surely lived up to it’s namesake as 101 sprint cars across three divisions packed the Speedway pits to begin the night.

In the feature, Daryl Stimeling and Tyler Bear led the field to the green flag with Bear jumping out to the early lead. However, it would be short lived as Miller blasted past Bear on the outside of the track exiting turn 2 from his fourth starting spot to claim the lead and lead the opening circuit.

As Miller began to stretch his lead, it was former NASCAR champion and surprise attendee Tony Stewart making early moves. Starting from the seventh starting position, Stewart was up to fourth at the completion of the opening circuit.

Macri was also on the move. Rolling off from the eighth starting spot, Macri moved into sixth on lap six, just as Miller began to enter lap traffic on the backstretch with a nearly 3.0 second lead at his expense.

One lap later Stewart moved into third using the top of the speedway coming to the line and on lap eight he overtook Bear for second in turn's one and two on the outside.

With Miller having issues clearing the lap cars, Stewart was chipping away at the lead. Meanwhile Justin Whittall had moved into third and Macri had worked himself up to fourth, passing Bear with 11 to go.

Stewart, running a Ford powered engine, was having a hard time clearing the lap car of Nicole Bower, but on lap 18 he finally cleared her and he closed to the tail tank of Miller, who was struggling to get around Anthony Fiore's lap machine.

Stewart tried the bottom of the speedway, but couldn't quite clear Miller as Miller rocketed around the top and momentum kept him in the lead. With three laps to go, Stewart maneuvered the middle of turn's 3 and four to overtake the rookie to take the lead. However, just as he passed the flag-stand to lead the lap, Stewart banged wheels with Fiore, causing his left rear tire to go flat, handing the lead back to Miller

"I was having a terrible time getting around those lap cars and I knew those guys were coming," said Miller. "Tony kind of threaded the needle and I wasn't really sure what happened to him, but he had a quick car."

As Stewart pulled off the speedway, Miller continued to rail the cushion. Still struggling to pass the lap cars of Fiore and Stimeling, Whittall and Macri were in hot pursuit and it wouldn't be his last challenge for the lead.

On the white flag lap, Macri slid under Whittall to take the second position in turn's one and two and used a head of steam down the backstretch to slide under Miller entering turn 3. He pulled ahead of Miller and cleared him exiting turn four, but Miller crossed under him and the two cars briefly banged wheels coming to the checkered flag with Miller being deemed the winner by the closest of margins.

Macri, Whittall, Jared Esh, who was the night's hard charger coming from the 18th starting position and Logan Wagner rounded out the top five. Wagner also overcame extreme adversity as he wrecked his Zemco Headers #1 in warm-ups and was forced to pilot his father's car for the rest of the night to help protect his points lead.

Passing was rampant throughout the field with eight cars advancing at least four positions. AJ Flick, who won the B-Main, also came form 21st to finish seventh, all in nonstop action.

"We rubbed wheels and I pinched him or whatever, but he didn’t really seem real happy with me," said Miller of the dash to the checkered flag. "It was a racing deal. I'm not giving up for nothing, but I'm not going to destroy my car or his over it."

For Macri, he was happy with the second and is hoping to use the momentum and recent surge of speed for the big races upcoming on the schedule. He also struggled with an ignition switch problem that halted momentum early in the night.

"This car is nothing shirt of a rocket ship," said Macri. "If it wasn’t for me hitting the ignition switch twice during that feature I think the outcome might have been different. I'm feeling pretty good about the Tuscarora 50 right now to be honest with you."

Bear, Flick, Dan Shetler, Steve Buckwalter and TJ Stutts rounded out the top 10.

Sprint Car Results- 1.Jeff Miller 2.Anthony Macro 3.Justin Whittall 4.Jared Esh 5.Logan Wagner 6.Tyler Bear 7. AJ Flick 8.Dan Shetler 9.Steve Buckwalter 10.TJ Stutts 11.Blane Heimbach 12.Tyler Reeser 13.Dylan Cisney 14.Kyle Smith 15.Trenton Sheaffer 16.Tony Fiore 17.Daryl Stimeling 18.Nicole Bower 19.Tyler Walton 20.Rick Lafferty 21.Chris Arnold 22.Dwayne Gutshall 23.Tony Stewart 24.Dave Blaney

305 Sprint Cars

Landon Price passed Doug Dodsen on a lap eight restart and never looked back to claim his first career Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car victory at the Port Royal Speedway.

Dodsen and Kenny Heffner led the field to the green flag with Dodsen jumping out to the early lead. Dodsen would stretch out a half a straightaway lead over the opening eight laps with Price and Nick Sweigart in tow.

A caution for Jimmy White getting into the outside guardrail in turn three would slow the field on lap eight and set up Price to make his move.

On the restart, Price dove to the bottom of turns 1 and 2 and cleared Dodsen exiting the turn to lead for the first time. Over the remaining 12 laps, Price would go unchallenged. He would ultimately take the checkered flag by a 2.085 second over Dodsen and a hard charging Garrett Bard, who started eighth.

Nick Sweigart and Devin Adams rounded out the top five with Drew Ritchey, Ken Duke, Kassidy Kreitz, Zach Newlin and Heffner filling out the top 10.

Dave Grube, Jonathon Jones and Robert Garvey all wrecked coming to the finish line, with Grube slamming hard into the inside guard rail. It was a rough night for Jones, who entered the night as the series points leader. After blowing a tire in his heat race and charging forward to advance through the B-Main, he would be credited with a 21st place finish. Duke now holds a 40 point lead in the standings over Jones as a result.

"Honestly, it was so slick out there and I was waiting to see him come back around me," said the 17 year old Price of his race winning pass of Dodsen. "I don’t know what to say here, I feel like I'm dreaming."

Dodsen, who picked up a victory with the series last week at Path Valley, was happy with a second place finish.

"I was rolling really good early in the feature," said Dodsen. "I didn't want to see that caution, but ultimately that's how it goes in racing. We'll take the second and move on."

305 Results- 1.Landon Price 2.Doud Dodsen 3.Garrett Bard 4.Nick Sweigart 5.Devin Adams 6.Drew Ritchey 7.Ken Duke 8.Kassidy Kreitz 9.Zach Newlin 10.Kenny Heffner 11.Erin Statler 12.Cale Reigle 13.Dylan Proctor 14.Nathan Gramley 15.Cruz Kepner 16.Scott Ellerman 17.Domenic Melair 18.Jake Waters 19.Josh Spicer 20. Dave Grube 21.Jonathon Jones 22.Robert Garvey 23.Dave Wickman 24.Jake Frye 25. Jimmy White DNF- Colton Hoover

358 Summer Series

Doug Hammaker passed Brett Wanner with five laps to go and held off a hard charging Kevin Nouse to pick up his first career Port Royal Speedway victory in the 358 Summer Series only visit to the track in 2019.

"This is pretty dang cool to be here in victory lane," said Hammaker. "It's just really awesome and I don't know what else to say."

Dwight Leppo and Greg Foster led the field to the green flag, but it was Wanner rocketing to the early lead from his fourth starting position. He would enter lap traffic on lap six. Meanwhile Nouse was on the move early. After lining up in the eleventh position, he was already into the top five by lap seven.

One lap later, Hammaker moved into second using the top of the speedway in turn's one and two and Nouse followed suit into fourth the following circuit in turn's three and four.

The caution would come out on lap 10 for a spinning car in turn four. On the restart, Hammaker tried to pull a slidejob on Wanner in turn's one and two, but Wanner had momentum and exited turn two with the lead again. One lap later, Nouse entered the top three as he passed Foster using the bottom of turn three.

As Wanner entered lap traffic on lap 16, Hammaker began to set up his next move. He hit his marks over the next four laps and remained patient, before diving to the bottom of Wanner is traffic in turn's three and four and taking the lead for good with five to go.

"I was able to reel him in there in lap traffic and I was just biding my time," said Hammaker of the winning pass. "He's going to win many of races, but that was just experience paying dividends there."

Nouse would pass Wanner for second the following lap, but would never have anything for Hammaker as he would take the $1500 payday by a margin of 2.364 seconds.

Wanner, Foster and Leppo would round oiut the top five with Steve Owings, Todd Rittenhouse Jr., CJ Tracy, Cody Fletcher and Troy Wagaman filling out the top 10.

Nouse was happy with second, but ultimately felt he let one get away earlier in the race,

"I'm really pleased with the run considering we started 11th and I love Port Royal Speedway," said Knouse. "But I'm a little mad at myself because I had an opportunity to get by Hammaker earlier in the night and I didn't pass him when I could've. But we'll take a second."

358 Results- 1.Doug Hammaker 2.Kevin Knouse 3.Brett Wanner 4.Greg Foster 5.Dwight Leppo 6.Steve Owings 7.Todd Rittenhouse Jr. 8.CJ Tracy 9.Cody Fletcher 10.Troy Wagaman 11.Dylan Norris 12.Steven Drevicki 13.Tyler Brehm 14.Tyler Ross 15.Dave Brown 16.Curt Stroup 17.Kyle Denmyer 18.Matt Findley 19.John Stewart 20.Scott Fisher 21.Chris Frank 22.Mark Van Vorst 23.Tyler Templin DNF-Wyatt Hinkle

 

 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

CANADIAN SKYLAR GEE INKS HIS NAME IN THE RECORD BOOKS WITH FIRST CAREER ALL-STAR WIN; Jeremy Ott Ends Dominating Season with Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 31 (7:30pm) Bob Leiby Memorial | 410 Sprints* + 358 Sprints + Extreme Stocks + FIREWORKS (*Final points race for 410 Sprints)

Saturday, September 14 (7:30pm) 358 Sprint Summer Series | 358 Sprints* + Super Late Models + Extreme Stocks | EMMR Night | ARCH Night (*Final points race for 358 Sprints) *Final points race for 358 Sprints

Saturday, September 21 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions Dirt Classic 6 | $20,000 to win

Abbottstown, PA (August 24, 2019) – After setting quick time over the 30-car field and winning the dash, Skylar Gee started on the pole of Saturday night’s 30-lap feature. Matt Campbell, who missed last week after issues getting to the track, started second.

Officials got the field lined up after docking Brandon Rahmer a row for being late to staging are.

Gee got the advantage when the green flag dropped but Brock Zearfoss came to a stop in the bottom of turn 1 bringing out the caution.

The field lined side-by-side again for a complete restart after Zearfoss rejoined the.

Gee took the lead again on the start. The caution came out again before a lap was in the books. Danny Dietrich, Chase Dietz and Tim Glatfelter got tangled up in turn 4 with Glatfelter nearly ending up on his side.

All-Star regular, Gerard McIntyre, had a flat right front tire under caution. His team changed the flat and McIntyre was able to tag the rear.

Dietrich and Glatfelter walked back to the pits from the crash and were penalized by All-Star officials for a rule violation. Both cars were parked in the infield until the conclusion of the feature.

The field lined up once again for a complete restart and the saying “the third times a charm” rang true. The start was clean with Gee to the lead and both Dale Blaney and Jeff Halligan getting around Campbell.

As Gee was pulling away and Ryan Smith was starting to work on Campbell for fourth the caution flag flew yet again. Brian Montieth slowed as he had a flat right rear lap 2. Montieth utilized the two-minute work time and rejoined the field.

This time the field lined up for a single file restart with Gee leading Blaney, Halligan, Campbell and Smith to the cone.

Gee went high on the restart going into turn 1 with Blaney diving low.

Halligan made a move on Blaney for second and nearly bicycled after hitting the cushion but and saved it and continued on. In the meantime, both Smith and Campbell got by him shuffling him back to fifth.

The field saw the yellow again on lap 4 for McIntyre and Cory Haas who got together in turn 4.

With all of the laps run under caution early in the race the All-Stars 32-minute marker was hit, and the yellow went to an open red for teams to add fuel.

After the cars were fueled and lined up Gee led Blaney, Campbell, Smith and Halligan to the cone.

Smith worked on Campbell for third and tried a slide job in turns 3 and 4 but Campbell held the spot.

Adam Wilt went to the bottom in turn 3 to get by Cory Eliason for sixth. Eliason took the spot back on the next lap.

Gee had nearly a 2.5 second lead as he approached lap traffic on lap 10 when the caution out again in turn 2 for Montieth. Montieth was running 13th and spun out. He rejoined the field again.

Smith got under Campbell going down the back stretch for third taking the position. Campbell didn’t go away quietly and stuck around to try and get the spot back from Smith.

Wilt and Eliason continued to battle for position.

Gee had a 2.78 second lead on lap 15, halfway through the main event.

The caution came out yet again on lap16. Eliason got spun around while running 5thcoming out of turn 2. He rejoined the field.

Smith was getting a great run out of turn 2 while trying to reel in Blaney for second.

Halligan raced his way back up to fifth after falling back to seventh earlier in the race.

Gee continued to pull away but tagged the wall coming out of turn 4 lap 21 losing a second of his advantage over Blaney. Despite the mishap Gee had created enough distance between Blaney to maintain his lead as he approached lapped traffic to cross the finish line first for his first career All-Star victory.

Smith completed the podium with a third-place finish. Wilt finished fourth and Halligan crossed the line fifth.

Dale Blaney, Jeff Halligan and Ryan Smith were the heat race winners. Brandon Rahmer won the B-main.

Jeremy Ott Ends Dominating Season with Victory

Jeremy Ott has been a dominating force at Lincoln Speedway in 2019 racing with the Central PA Legends. In the series’ last race of the year at the track, Ott continued to impress.

Jeremy Hahn stared on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Travis Perry lined up to his outside. Alex Schmeidel and Ott made up the second row.

The outside line was fast with Perry taking the lead at the start and Ott sliding into second.

Ott and Perry drag raced to the flag stand to complete lap 1 with Ott getting the edge. Perry stuck around and got the lead from Ott on lap 2.

Ott got his nose under Perry coming out of turn 2 on lap 3 but couldn’t make the pass.

While Perry and Ott battled for the lead, Mason Chaney was working his way through the field from his tenth starting spot. Chaney was up to fifth by lap 4.

The yellow flag few on lap 5 for Chris McKinney when he came to a stop in the top of turn 3.

Perry led Ott, Schmeidel, Hahn and Chaney on the restart.

Chaney got by Hahn for fourth.

Perry and Ott drove wheel to wheel lap coming to the flagstand on lap 8 with Perry holding on to the lead.

Bill Diehl and Chaney got together on the front stretch bringing out the caution. Hahn was also involved but was able to keep running so he kept his spot. The cars involved were running fourth, fifth and sixth at the time.

Perry held off Ott on the restart, but Ott stayed within striking distance. Ott got his nose under Perry on lap 12 but Perry once again beat him to the flagstand.

The caution flag came out on lap 13 for Brent Marquis, DJ Elzey and Chaney in turns 3 and 4.

Lap 16 saw a three-wide battle for the lead down the front stretch between Perry, Ott and Travis McClelland. Despite the heavy pressure, Perry held on to the top spot.

Ott got his nose under Perry coming out of turn 2 on the last lap and this time it stuck with Ott beating Perry to the checkered flag. McClelland finished third. Schmeidel crossed the line fourth and Hahn completed the top five.

Jeremy Ott, Bill Diehl, Travis Perry and Travis McClelland were the heat race winners. Brent Marquis won the consi.

Also, of note, was driver Harlon Leppo who raced his last race on Saturday night. Leppo is hanging up the suit at the end of the season after a successful career in the Central PA Legends division.

This Saturday, August 31, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Bob Leiby Memorial featuring 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Extreme Stocks and fireworks. It is the final points race for the 410 Sprints. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 17, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) 1. 99-Skylar Gee ($5,000); 2. 11-Dale Blaney; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 58-Jefg Halligan; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 9. W20-Greg Wilson; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 11. 70X-Justin Peck; 12. 13-Paul McMahan; 13. 59-Jim Siegel; 14. 1X-Chad Trout; 15. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 16. 21-Brian Montieth; 17. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 18. 26-Cory Eliason; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski; 20. 39-Cory Haas (DNF); 21. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 22. 75-Chase Dietz (DNF); 23. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 24. 69-Tim Galtfelter (DNF); 25. 99M-Kyle Moody (DNF); 26. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF)

Lap Leader – Skylar Gee (1-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 72-Ryan Smith; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 5. 99-Skylar Gee; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 40-George Hobaugh

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 58-Jeff Halligan; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. W20-Greg Wilson; 4. 13-Paul McMahan; 5. 70X-Justin Peck; 6. 87K-Alan Krimes; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 7-Trey Hiver (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 11-Daley Blaney; 2. 26-Cory Eliason; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 07-Gerard McIntyre

410 Sprint Dash Finish (6 laps) – 1. 99-Skylar Gee; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 11-Dale Blaney; 4. 72-Ryan Smith; 5. 58-Jeff Halligan; 6. 26-Cory Eliason; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 15-Adam Wilt

410 Sprint Consi Finish (10 laps) – 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 7-Trey Hivner; (DNF); 11. 40-George Hobaugh (DNF); 12. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF)

410 Sprint Time Trial Results 1. 99-Skylar Gee 13.258; 2. 1X-Chad Trout 13.381; 3. 72-Ryan Smith 13.395; 4. 16-Matt Campbell 13.469; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.514; 6. W20-Greg Wilson 13.517; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss 13.522; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.528; 9. 15-Adam Wilt 13.530; 10. 21-Brian Montieth 13.543; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel 13.561; 12. 59-Jim Siegel 13.569; 13. 26-Cory Eliason 13.571; 14. 58-Jeff Halligan 13.582; 15. 11-Dale Blaney 13,584; 16. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.587; 17. 70X-Justin Peck 13.610; 18. 75-Chase Dietz 13.617; 19. 07-Gerard McIntyre 13.649; 20. 13-Paul McMahan 13.673; 21. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.709; 22. 39-Cory Haas 13.737; 23. 87K-Alan Krimes 13.744; 24. 8-Billy Dietrich 13.755; 25. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 13.770; 26. 99M0-Kyle Moody 13.786; 27. 40-George Hobaugh 14.019; 28. 1*-Tim Wagaman 14.126; 29. 7-Trey Hivner 14.130; 30. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.215

Pizza Shop of Etters Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature Finish (20 laps) - 1. 10-Jeremy Ott ($300); 2. 19-Travis Perry; 3. 51-Travis McClelland; 4. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 5. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 6. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 7. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 8. 30-Alex Robinson; 9. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 10. 5C-Josh Schrum; 11. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 12. 17-Brah Weber; 13. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 14. 93-Brent Marquis; 15. 99H-Eric Hurst; 16. 66-Joe Adam; 17. 15H-Harlon Leppo (DNF); 18. 00-DJ Elzey (DNF); 19. 8CR-Mason Chaney (DNF); 20. 8-Austin Bellemare (DNF); 21. 9C-Justin Cunningham (DNF); 22. 41-Chuck Dell (DNF); 23. 53-Bill Diehl (DNF); 24. 3M-Chris McKinney (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Jeremy Ott (1 & 20), Travis Perry (2-19)

Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 8-Austin Bellemare; 3. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 4. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 5. 30-Alex Robinson; 6. 93-Brent Marquis; 7. 26-Shaun Abney; 8. 66-Joe Adam1. 1A-Craig Perigo; 2. 64-Levi Peck; 3. 47T-Ryan Wilson; 4. 2J-Jason Failor; 5. 14B-Rohan Beasley; 6. 2-Austin Lorah; 7. 15-Gary Johnston; 8. 8-Larry Drake

Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 3. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 4. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 5. 9C-Justin Cunningham; 6. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 7. 19L-Jonathon Robinson; 8. 75A-Daniel Adam (DNF)

Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 3. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 4. 00-DJ Elzey; 5. 5C-Josh Schrum; 6. 61-Shaun Miller; 7. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 8. 9-Rick Hartwig

Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - heat 4: 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 3M-Chris McKinney; 3. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 4. 41-Chuck Dell; 5. 17-Brad Weber; 6. 99H-Eric Hurst; 7. 7-Ronnie Long; 8. 43-Brandon Reiblich

Central PA Legends Consi Finish (8 laps) - 1. 93-Brent Marquis; 2. 66-Joe Adam; 3. 99H-Eric Hurst; 4. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 5. 26-Shaun Abney; 6. 9-Rick Hartwig; 7. 61-Shaun Miller; 8. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 9. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 10. 7-Ronnie Long; 11. 19L-Jonathon Robinson; 12. 75A-Daniel Adam (DNF)

 

 

Dietrich And Layton Battles For Career First Titles Continue Friday At Williams Grove

8/25/19

Mechanicsburg - Two different sprint car point battles will continue at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and both have something in common.

Both drivers trying to win titles in the 410 sprints and URC Sprints are looking for the first crowns of their careers.

In the 2019 Williams Grove Speedway 410 sprint car point battle for the track title, Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich leads the standings over one-time champion Freddie Rahmer.

If he is able to hold on through the final six shows of the season at the track, the oval title will be the first ever for the Adams County pilot.

But Rahmer is close enough to keep the pressure on, some 340 points back, so that one bad feature run for Dietrich could dramatically close the gap for Rahmer.

Both Dietrich and Rahmer have four Williams Grove wins to their credit to date this season.

And in the URC Sprint season point battle, Harrisburg’s Chad Layton is trying to record his first ever series title.

Layton has two wins on the season and nine top five finishes while his pursuer Josh Weller holds a single victory and 11 top five finishes.

Weller is the defending series titlist and is looking to make it two in a row, now 71 markers out of the lead.

Gates for this Friday’s 410 sprint, URC Sprint open wheel doubleheader open at 5:30 pm with racing action slated for 7:30 pm.

The URC Sprints will race in a 25 lap main paying $2,000 to win while the 410 sprints compete in the 25-lap Keith Kauffman Tribute feature paying $4,777 to the winner.

Adult general admission for the big sprint car show is set at $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always 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.

 

 

 

Keith Kauffman Tribute Night This Week At Williams Grove

Track to honor one of its greats with $4,777 to win main and pre-race show

URC Sprints Race For $2,000 To Win

8/25/19

For Immediate Release

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will celebrate the career of one of the track and regions all-time sprint car greats this Friday, August 30 when it hosts Keith Kauffman Tribute Night, sponsored by VP Racing Fuels as part of the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series.

The URC 360 sprints will also be in action for the second time this season at the track, racing for $2,000 to win in a 25-lap main.

Kauffman and his career will be celebrated in the infield from 6 – 7 pm with a joint reunion and autograph session featuring the driver himself and several of his former car owners including Bob Stewart, Al Hamilton, Rick and Joe Woelfling, Gary Heckman and John Trone.

A live Facebook broadcast on BeerHill Gang TV will also take place during the hour and two Kauffman racecars will be on display as well.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will compete for $4,777 to win the 25-lap feature event, honoring two of his most famed rides, the Hamilton No. 77 and the Middleswarth No. 7.

Time trials will set the heat starting grids.

Fireworks will also help kickoff the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Racing action begins at 7:30 pm.

Now age 69, Kauffman retired from the sport in 2013 after recording a total of 51 career sprint car wins at Williams Grove alone to go along with a total of 309 overall career victories.

Kauffman was the 1984 and 1985 track champion while wheeling the Hamilton Contracting No. 77. He also recorded the 2001 Diamond Series title at the track aboard the Middleswarth Potato Chips No. 7.

The Juniata County native scored for the first time in his career at Williams Grove on August 11, 1978 and took his last oval victory on May 2, 2008.

Along the way, the popular Mifflintown driver won the Williams Grove season opener on four occasions, the Jack Gunn Memorial in 2001 and the Mitch Smith Memorial in 1993 and 1996.

“The Man From Mifflintown” upended the World of Outlaws stars at the track three times during his career and scored the National Open Preliminary event twice.

Across his entire racing career around the world, Kauffman scored a total of 21 oval and series titles.

In his best overall season, aboard the Hamilton No. 77, Kauffman whipped up a total of 34 wins.

He was inducted in to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2004.

Other notable car owners across his career included: Dave Middleswarth, Bob Hampshire, Jasper Pettite, Bob Weikert, Roy Morral, Warren Johnson, Leon Wintermyer, Jim Wahlie, Sal Scarpitta, Mike Heffner and Craig Eshenaur among others.

Adult general admission for the big sprint car show honoring veteran Keith Kauffman is set at $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always 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.

 

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 

24 August 2019
Steve Williams

WOMER, FRYE, MOSER & BUSSEY WIN RACES SATURDAY NIGHT;
REINHARDT, FRYE, LAWTON & JONES BECOME FIRST-TIME CHAMPIONS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Foss Jewelers Champions Night was presented Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Coleby Frye of Dover not only became a three-time winner at the track this season in the super late models but also clinched his first career track championship in the process. The $2,500 win in the 25-lap feature was also a Grit House Route 35 Challenge Race for the super late models that drew a 26-car field.

Colby Womer of Mt. Pleasant Mills won his first 360 sprint car race of the season while Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., scored his first track championship in the division with his seventh-place finish in the 25-lap feature.

Bob Bussey of Northumberland won his first roadrunner feature of the year with Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek crowned as the track champion.

Brandon Moser of Middleburg remained undefeated in August by winning his fourth in a row and his seventh overall in the 15-lap pro stock race. Shaun Lawton of Bloomsburg won his first track championship like his grandfather John Crawford did at the speedway in 1970.

Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action next Sunday, Sept. 1st with the Selinsgrove Ford Summer Spectacular Ray Tilley Classic for 410 Sprint Cars plus the United Late Model Series, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 4 p.m. There will be no racing on Saturday, Aug. 31..

Coming into the final points races of the season, Shaun Lawton in the pro stocks and Jake Jones in the roadrunners only had to take the green flag for each to claim his first track championship.

The 360 sprint cars and super late model point chases were a different story. In the 360 sprint cars, Kyle Reinhardt held a 90 point advantage over former track champion Jason Shultz. Coleby Frye’s super late model edge was even closer, leading last year’s champ Bryan Bernheisel by just 40 points. To make things even tougher the late model race was part of the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series with a full field of cars on hand.

Austin Bishop used the outside pole to grab the early sprint car lead followed by Colby Womer who blasted up the inside. Jake Hummel, Jason Shultz and Cody Keller followed.

Jason Wagner spun in turn four bring out the caution on lap five.

Womer dogged Bishop low but the high side was faster and Bishop held him off for several laps.

Womer finally grabbed the track off turn two on lap 15 to take the lead and immediately took off. Two laps later, Ryan Kissinger passed for second and started to close on Womer.

Kissinger could not catch Womer who took his first win of the season. Kissinger, Shultz, Chad Layton and Bishop rounded out the top five.

“It’s been a long, long, long, long time,” Womer said of his first win in several years. “With two seconds, a sixth, and now a win, our team knew we were getting better but unless you’re standing here no one notices.”

Sprint car heats were won by Shultz and Layton.

Hayes Mattern shot into the late model feature race lead from the outside pole position and was followed by Dylan Yoder, Jeff Rine, Coleby Frye, and Brett Schadel. Dick Houtz spun on lap one bringing out the caution flag. While the cars paced under caution the car of Dan Green erupted in flames bringing out the red flag. Quickly on the scene, the track crew extinguished the flames and Green escaped injury.

Using the Delaware restart, Mattern maintained the lead from the outside lane while Yoder and Rine fought for second. Houtz spun again slowing the field. Under caution, Rine pulled off of the speedway.

Frye blasted by Yoder for the runner up spot and a lap later passed Mattern off of turn four for the lead. Following Frye into second was Bernheisel as the pair fought for the race win and track crown.

In clean air Frye was adding .1 seconds to his lead each lap. At the midway point of the race his lead was 3.46 seconds.

As Bernheisel was trying to catch Frye, Yoder mounted a challenge until he was running second by lap 16. Yoder immediately started to make up ground and was soon right behind Frye.

Lapped traffic came into play for the duo When the yellow flew again on the final lap for Cody Lyter who stopped on the track, setting up a one lap shootout.

Frye led the last lap winning the race and the championship.

“I lost brakes during the race and just about hit a lapped car so I didn’t want to see the caution come out on the last lap,” Frye said. “Our truck broke down twice on the way up tonight so i was already upset when we got here.”

Bryan Bernheisel, Yoder, Jim Bernheisel, and Mike Lupfer rounded out the top five.

Yoder, Mattern, and Schadel won the late model heats. Bryan Bernheisel set fast time in group time trials at 19.983 seconds.

Scott Dunham used the outside groove to take the roadrunner lead followed by Bob Bussey, Will Brunson Curtis Lawton and Terry Kramer.

Bussey passed Dunham for the lead on the following lap. A lap later Lawton was in second and Brunson followed into third.

Kramer soon joined the party and the four cars ran under a blanket.

Bussey held on for his first win of the season followed by Lawton, Brunson, Kramer and Jake Jones were in the top five.

Bussey and Tom Brunson won the Roadrunner heats.

Brandon Moser wrestled the lead from Kyle Bachman in the pro stock feature with Shaun Lawton, Corey Long, and John Schoch following. Moser wired the field for his fourth win in a row. Bachman, Lawton, Long, and Schoch rounded out the top five.

Moser won the pro stock heat.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 24 August 2019
360 Sprint Car Entries – 14 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 19 Colby Womer 2) 66 Ryan Kissinger 3) 29 Jason Shultz 4) 35 Chad Layton 5) 11 Austin Bishop 6) 77 Derek Locke 7) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 8) 99K Cody Keller 9) 6 Tyler Denochick 10) 1 Jake Hummel 11) 67 Jason Cherry 12) 17 Jason Wagner 13) 511 John Sharpe 14) 47 Adam Carberry
Heat Winners: Jason Shultz, Chad Layton
Late Models – 26 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) F1 Coleby Frye 2) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 3) 24 Dylan Yoder 4) 31 Jim Bernheisel 5) 06 Mike Lupfer 6) 6 Donnie Schick 7) 22 Brett Schadel 8) 27 Jim Yoder 9) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 10) 26 Jerry Bard 11) 3 Tim Wilson 12) 21M Matt Murphy 13) 63 Nathan Long 14) 11 Jason Schmidt 15) 000 Paul Cursey 16) 7M Meade Hahn 17) 121 Larry Neiderer 18) 0 Shaun gingrich 19) 14 Bill Conrad 20) 25 Kody Lyter 21) 9 Hayes Mattern 22) 7 Dick Houtz 23) 2J Jeff Rine 24) 46 Dan Green 25) 6N Brandon Libby 26) 11B Jake Buck
Heat Winners: Dylan Yoder, Hayes Mattern, Brett Schadel
Pro Stocks – 5 Entries
10-Lap A-Main: 1) 8M Brandon Moser 2) 99 Kyle Bachman 3) 92 Shaun Lawton 4) 00 Cory Long 5) 89 John Schoch
Heat Winner: Brandon Moser
Roadrunners – 17 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1) 76 Bob Bussey 2) 33 Curtis Lawton 3) 8 Will Brunson 4) 992 Terry Kramer 5) 7 Jake Jones 6) 1 Smith Cope 7) 12 Tom Underwood 8) 28 Miranda Minium 9) 11 Keith Bissinger 10) 32 Ken Schreffler 11) 60 Jimmy Kessler 12) 77 Scott Dunham 13) 63 Willy Holmes 14) 15 Dustin Snook 15) 3 Tom Brunson 16) 14 Cory Lindermuth 17) 2B Brian Mabus
Heat Winners: Bob Bussey, Tom Brunson

 

 

Texan Reutzel Becomes First Williams Grove All Stars Winner In 50 Years

Dewease Scores 97th Win In Gunn Memorial Twin 20s Friday

8/23/19

Mechanicsburg – The streak has ended. For the first time in 50 years of All Stars races at Williams Grove Speedway dating back to 1970, an All Stars driver has won an All Stars main event at the oval. And his name is Aaron Reutzel.

Reutzel, of Clute, Texas, and local driver Lance Dewease were the stars of the shows Friday night at Williams Grove in the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s for the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

Reutzel would end up leading all 20 laps of the first main event at the line each time around but Dewease had the lead more than once and would nearly sweep the twins as he went on to claim the second feature event.

Reutzel was chased by fellow All Star Paul McMahan when the first twin got started with McMahan drawing to his outside for control on the second lap as Dewease raced in third.

By lap seven, a fleet-running Reutzel entered the rear of the field as Dewease tested McMahan with an outside move in the third and fourth turns.

Traffic would prove quite challenging for McMahan and especially Reutzel but McMahan held on to the second spot until lap 11 when Dewease was able to power by and then set his sights on the leader.

It only took two laps until Dewease was on Reutzel’s fuel cell and the pair was racing just yards apart as they crossed the line on laps 13 and 14 before Dewease went under Reutzel in the first and second turns with five laps to go.

But Reutzel was not to be denied as he ripped the cushion out of the second corner and drew even with Dewease as the pair raced side by side down the backstretch and into the third turn.

By this point Dewease was exercising a lethal swoop maneuver into the corner but Reutzel put four wheels above the cushion and purely out-powered Dewease around the top and regained control back onto the frontchute.

A well-timed move around two lapped cars then gave Reutzel the breathing room he needed with a pair of laps to go in order to preserve his $4,000 payday and his first ever win at WilliamsGrove Speedway.

The Texas driver’s margin of victory was .389 seconds. The win was his ninth of the season overall and the 18th All Stars win of his career.

McMahan, Ryan Smith and Adam Wilt completed the top five finishers.

The second main event saw Kyle Moody take control at the start over Adam Wilt and Ryan Smith while Dewease started fifth in the field thanks to a six inversion from the first feature finish.

The only caution flag of the race unfurled with four laps complete for a stopped Robbie Kendall.

Just before the yellow, Dewease had driven by McMahan for fourth but he was forced to go back for the restart due to the lap not being completed.

Both McMahan and Smith advanced on the restart for second and third respectively and Dewease was soon to follow, taking over fourth spot with six laps in the book.

After that, the Fayetteville flyer found his rhythym around the oval, mowing down Smith for second with eight laps to go before using a low move in the third and fourth corner with six laps to go to take the lead and run to the 97th win of his Williams Grove career worth $4,000.

Dewease noted in victory lane that he might not have been aggressive enough in the first main event.

The win was the 39th All Stars win of his career.

Smith rode home second by 1.943 seconds, followed by Moody, Wilt and Chad Trout.

Heats went to TJ Stutts, McMahan, Moody and Wilt with Cory Haas taking the B Main.

The twin dashes went to Reutzel and McMahan.

Fast time was set by Dale Blaney with a lap of 16.717 seconds.

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 finishes:

8/23/19

410 sprints, 20 laps, feature one: 1. Aaron Reutzel, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Paul McMahan, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Adam Wilt, 6. Kyle Moody, 7. Logan Wagner, 8.Chad Trout, 9. Dale Blaney, 10. Cory Eliason, 11. Danny Dietrich, 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Brock Zearfoss, 14. Freddie Rahmer, 15. TJ Stutts, 16. Anthony Macri, 17. Kyle Reinhardt, 18. Justin Peck, 19. Greg Wilson, 20. Cory Haas, 21. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 22. Jeff Halligan, 23. Skylar Gee, 24. Troy Fraker, 25. Robbie Kendall, 26. Steve Buckwalter

DNQ: Kody Lehman, George Hobaugh, Rodney Westhafer, Tony Stewart, Dave Blaney

410 sprints, 20 laps, feature two: 1. Dewease, 2. Smith, 3. Moody, 4. Wilt, 5. Trout, 6. Dietrich, 7. Montieth, 8. McMahan, 9. Reutzel, 10. Wagner, 11. Rahmer, 12. Eliason, 13. Macri, 14. Zearfoss, 15. Stutts, 16. Reinhardt, 17. Peck, 18. Haas, 19. McIntyre Jr., 20. Halligan, 21. Buckwalter, 22. Wilson, 23. Fraker, 24. Gee, 25. Blaney, 26. Kendall

 

 

LEVAN MACHINE AND TRUCK EQUIPMENT NIGHT BEATS ALL ODDS. . . . . .

AARON REUTZEL ROMPS IN THE RAIN FOR HODNETT CUP TRIUMPH, MIKE GULAR POCKETS $3,000 FOR MODIFIED CHECKERED FLAG AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLES, PA (August 22, 2019) – It was a wet and wild night of racing at Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, as Levan Machine and Truck Equipment presented the Inaugural Hodnett Cup as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. Aaron Reutzel was the winner of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions feature earning $5,000 as Mike Gular won the NASCAR 358 Modified main event.

An unexpected rainstorm popped up just after All Star Sprint Car time trials, delaying the action for nearly 2 hours. Track crews worked vigorously, and with the help of drivers and teams, heat race events rolled out just before 10 PM. With a good crowd on hand everyone was determined to make every effort to get the show in and they did.

“We just want to race,” Reutzel said graciously thanking everyone during victory lane ceremonies. “I can’t thank the fans and the track team enough. We were lucky – and some days I’d rather be lucky than good.”

Luck was definitely on Reutzel’s side, starting the 35-lap event from the front row alongside Nashville, TN’s Paul McMahan. McMahan attempted to slide in front of Reutzel on the initial green flag start – but couldn’t complete the pass.

“I’m just glad I was able to get out in front of Paul,” Reutzel explained. “If he was able to get me at the beginning this would’ve turned out differently.”

Reutzel powered away to full straight-a-way lead, while Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, and Ryan Taylor battled for the third position.

With drivers settling in on an ultra-fast race track, lapped cars proved to a real challenge for Reutzel, a Clute, TX-native – closing the gap between him and McMahan, as laps clicked away.

“The lapped cars weren’t really cooperating with me today,” Reutzel offered in victory lane. “The track was fast and that was challenging.”

While McMahan, aboard the No. 13 machine, was able to lessen the leader’s advantage, he would pressure Reutzel, but couldn’t get close enough to really challenge.

The yellow flag flew for the final time on lap 26 – a huge benefit to Reutzel – who charged on to claim his second consecutive NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill All Star Sprint Car victory. Reutzel earned $5,000 for his efforts and added his name to the Hodnett Cup.

McMahan settled for the second position, Danny Dietrich finished in third, Ryan Smith finished in fourth, and Ryan Taylor rounded out the top five.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Sprint Car Heats were swept by Pennsylvania drivers Ryan Taylor, Brock Zearfoss and Danny Dietrich. Aaron Reutzel set the quick time with 23 cars signing in for action.

Mike Gular of Harleysville, PA picked up the $3,000 win in the NASCAR 358 portion of the evening’s event.

Dylan Swinhart and Alex Yankowski made up the front row of the 30 lap feature event – but it was Gular who took the lead heading down the backstretch of the one-third-mile dirt track, with Duane Howard moving into the second position just one circuit later.

Gular and Howard dueled for the top spot for the first half of the event, before a lap 16 yellow flag slowed the action and reset the field.

A three-car battle for the win between Gular, Howard, and Jeff Strunk brought the event down to the wire.

Door-to-Door drag racing to the checkered flag, Gular picked up the win with Howard in second, Jeff Strunk in third, Craig VonDohren in fourth and Jared Umbenhauer in the fifth position.

Modified Heat races were won by Doug Manmiller, Jeff Strunk, and Dylan Swinehart. 29 NASCAR 358 Modifieds were signed in to compete.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns on Saturday, October 19 with the Modifieds in a Big Block and Small Block Showdown, Sportsman, and MASS 305 Sprint Cars.

For more information visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

All Star Circuit of Champions Time Trials 1 Aaron Reutzel 11.851 2 Ryan Smith 12.075 3 Cory Eliason 12.1 4 Gerard McIntyre 12.230 5 Ryan Taylor 12.233 6 Skyler Gee 12.246 7 Anthony Macri 12.271 8 Tony Stewart 12.288 9 Dale Blaney 12.290 10 Paul McMahan 12.292 11 Danny Dietrich 12.302 12 Justin Peck 2.339 13 Alan Krimes 12.364 14 Dave Blaney 12.391 15 Brandon Rahmer 12.425 16 Brock Zearfoss 12.514 17 Anthony Fiore 12.565 18 Freddie Rahmer 12.571 19 Kyle Reinhardt 12.573 20 Jeff Halligan 12.626 21 Greg Wilson 12.640 22 George Hobaugh 12.77 23 Brett Michalski 12.851

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Taylor 2. Gerard McIntyre 3. Ryan Smith 4. Aaron Reutzel 5. Tony Stewart 6. Anthony Fiore 7. Skylar Gee 8. Anthony Macri

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Brock Zearfoss 2. Paul McMahan 3. Justin Peck 4. Alan Krimes 5. Freddie Rahmer 6. Jeff Halligan 7. Brett Michalski

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Danny Deitrich 2. Dave Blaney 3. Cory Eliason 4. Dale Blaney 5. Kyle Reinhardt 6. Brandon Rahmer 7. Greg Wilson 8. George Hobaugh

Dash (6 Laps) – 1. Aaron Reutzel 2. Paul McMahan 3. Ryan Taylor 4. Danny Dietrich 5. Ryan Smith 6. Dave Blaney 7. Brock Zearfoss 8. Gerard McIntyre

Feature (35 Laps) – 1. Aaron Reutzel 2. Paul McMahan 3. Danny Dietrich 4. Ryan Smith 5. Ryan Taylor 6. Dale Blaney 7. Dave Blaney 8. Tony Stewart 9. Brock Zearfoss 10. Cory Eliason 11. Freddie Rahmer 12. Kyle Reinhardt 13. Brandon Rahmer 14. Anthony Macri 15. Jeff Halligan 16. Greg Wilson 17. Skylar Gee 18. Brett Michalski 19. Anthony Fiore 20. Gerard McIntyre 21. Alan Krimes 22. George Hobaugh 23. Justin Peck

NASCAR 358 Modifieds Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Doug Manmiller 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Craig VonDohren 4. Ryan Watt 5. Briggs Danner 6. Louden Reimert

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Jeff Strunk 2. Jared Umbenhauer 3. Richie Pratt, Jr. 4. Alex Yankowski 5. Rick Laubach 6. Kevin Hirthler

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Dylan Swinehart 2. Duane Howard 3. Danny Erb 4. Mike Gular 5. Ryan Grim 6. Jack Butler

Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Mike Gular 2. Duane Howard 3. Jeff Strunk 4. Craig VonDohren 5. Jared Umbenhauer 6. Alex Yankowski 7. Brett Kressley 8. Rick Laubach 9. Briggs Danner 10. Ryan Watt 11. Richie Pratt Jr. 12. Dylan Swinehart 13. Brian Hirthler 14. Ryan Beltz 15. Doug Manmiller 16. Kevin Hirthler 17. Ryan Grim 18. Louden Reimert 19. Justin Grim 20. Ron Kline 21. Jordan Henn 22. Danny Erb 23. Billy Pauch Jr. 24 Jack Butler 25. Don Norris Jr.

SPECIAL NOTE: The staff and management of the Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill Racing Series would like to thank all the race fans, drivers and car owners who each played a special part in getting this event completed. It was a most challenging night but we did present the full show. A thank you also goes out to the hard working track crew that turned around a near impossible challenge. Thank you to all!

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

20 August 2019 Steve Inch

FOSS JEWELERS CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT THIS SATURDAY: FINAL POINTS RACES FOR 360 SPRINTS, SUPER LATE MODELS, PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS

SELINGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the final points races of the 2019 season at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 24, as part of Foss Jewelers Championship Night.

Track titles for the Keller’s Auto Body & Towing 360 sprint cars, Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models, A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners will be decided on the track with two of the four titles coming down to the wire!

Representatives from the Ronald McDonald House will also be on hand and race car drivers are tentatively scheduled to participate in a helmet collection to benefit the Danville facility that provides a home away from home for families with ill children.

The closest points chase coming into this Saturday’s showdown is in the super late model division with just 40 points between two-time winner Coleby Frye of Dover and one-time winner and defending champion Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon.

This Saturday will also be a Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series race for the super late models paying $2,500 to win. After three events (two at Port Royal and one at Selinsgrove), Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove has a slim six-point lead over Bernheisel in the challenge series standings.

In the 360 sprint car division, four-time winner Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., is seeking his first career title with only 90 points separating him from three-time winner and former two-time champion Jason Shultz of Carlisle.

Shaun Lawton of Bloomsburg will take the green flag Saturday in hopes of clinching his first career title in the pro stock division with a 170-point advantage over six-time winner Brandon Moser of Middleburg.

21-year-old driver Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek, with four wins this season, holds a convincing 335-point lead over two-time winner and former one-time champion Will Brunson of Middleburg in the roadrunner division.

During Saturday’s intermission, Jim Bernheisel of Bernheisel Race Cars in Jonestown will be giving several fans rides around the half-mile oval in the specially-designed two-seater late model.

Race sponsor Foss Jewelers, located on Route 522 in Selinsgrove, has been providing customers with affordable, high-quality jewelry backed by unsurpassed service since 1949. For more than 20 years Dan Foss has sponsored the gold championship rings for the divisional track champions at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The championship rings will be presented at the annual awards banquet Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport.

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

Admission for Saturday, August 24, 2019: Adults $15; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE GA; Pit Passes $30

 

 

Mason Zeigler Captures First Career World of Outlaws Late Model Feature Win, Logan Wagner Grabs Fifth Sprint Car Win

By-Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Usually when it comes to the Pennsylvania Posse vs the World of Outlaws rivalry, it’s all about Sprint Cars. However, Mason Zeigler brought home some bragging rights for the Late Models last night as the Chalk Hill, Pa native passed Ricky Weiss with three laps to go to claim his first-ever Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Late Model Series feature victory Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway.

"We wanted to keep this one in PA tonight," said Zeigler, who won $10,000 for his efforts. "We've been working towards this for a long time and we got a lot of laps at this place, so I'm really excited to standing here."

Zeigler and Weiss, the leading rookie of the year with the Outlaws Late Models, led the field to the green with Zeigler jumping out to the early lead. It looked to be smooth sailing for Zeigler, as he was ripping around the top of the Speedway, with Weiss and fourth starting Brandon Sheppard in tow.

Zeigler first entered lap traffic on lap 11 and six laps later he got bottled up behind the lap car of Austin Hubbard and allowed Weiss to slide by on the bottom of the speedway in turn's 1 and 2.

Seven laps later Zeigler had regrouped and he pounced again. Still ripping around the top of the speedway, he used momentum exiting turn 2 to pass back by Weiss for the lead again.

"I was absolutely out of control out there and I was just trying my hardest to hit my marks," said Zeigler. "We gave him an opportunity there in lap traffic and I knew we had a car capable of getting him back."

The races only caution flew two laps later when Trevor Feathers got into the turn 3 outside guardrail and came to a slow on the inside of turn 4.

On the restart, it was Weiss striking back as he dove to the bottom of Zeigler in turn 1 and 2, pulling even with him as the powered down the backstretch. Zeigler would diamond turn 3 and 4 and pull back under Weiss to hold the lead on lap 29. However, Weiss used the momentum to slide back under Zeigler and regained the lead with 10-to go.

Over the next seven laps, Zeigler was sizing up Weiss, who also was looking for his first career Outlaws Late Model victory. With 3 to go, Zeigler pulled to the back bumper of Weiss coming to the flag stand. Zeigler tried a slidejob attempt in turns 1 and 2, only for Weiss to pull back ahead on the bottom of the backstretch.

But this allowed Zeigler to hit the high line in turn's 3 and 4. With Weiss rolling through the middle, Zeigler pulled ahead exiting turn 4 for good to take the lead for what would ultimately be the winning pass.

Zeigler would go on to take the checkered flag by 1.429 seconds for his second overall River Valley Builders Super Late Model triumph of 2019 at the Juniata County oval over Weiss, Sheppard, Shane Clanton and Rick Eckert

Gregg Satterlee, Chase Junghans, Dennis Erb Jr., Jason Covert and Darrell Lanigan rounded out the top 10.

"I knew he would have to be really good to get me and I knew if I just hit my marks we’d get him back," said Zeigler. "I was too good on the top and I wasn't about to let this one get away from us."

For Weiss, he was happy to continue what has been an excellent season, but was ultimately disappointed that he didn't get his elusive first win.

"I thought if I got out front I could run the top, but I just wasn't very good up there," said Weiss. "He was able to run us back down and ultimately he was just the better car tonight."

Late Model Results- 1.Mason Zeigler 2.Ricky Weiss 3.Brandon Sheppard 4.Shane Clanton 5.Rick Eckert 6.Gregg Satterlee 7.Chase Junghans 8.Dennis Erb Jr. 9.Jason Covert 10.Darrell Lanigan 11.Brian Birkhofer 12.Dylan Yoder 13.Cade Dillard 14.Alex Ferree 15.Ross Robinson 16.Jeff Rine 17.Brent Larson 18.Bryan Bernheisel 19. Boom Briggs 20.Trevor Feathers 21.Austin Hubbard 22.Blake Spencer 23.Andy Haus 24.Mike Lupfer

Sprint Cars

Logan Wagner led all 25-laps to capture his 5th overall Weikert's Livestock410 Sprint Car victory of 2019 at the Port Royal Speedway.

"I'm soo thankful to be with a team like this and have people who support me and make all this happen." said Wagner. "The car was excellent as it has been all year and I'm just happy to be in this position."

As a result of earning the most points after dual 6-lap heats, Wagner started on the pole with Dustin Baney on the outside front row. Wagner quickly jumped out the early lead over fourth starting AJ Flick and fifth starting Ryan Taylor.

The races only caution would fly on lap 4 as Tyler Bear got sideways in turn 3 and collected TJ Stutts as well. Both cars would be able to re-join the field.

When green flag racing resumed, it was Wagner again jumping out to a sizeable lead. Taylor, using the bottom of turn's 1 and 2 to slide past Flick, set his sights on Wagner as he moved into the second spot.

Wagner would enter lap traffic on lap 10. Before that, Wagner had been trying multiple lines of the speedway, with Taylor catching him and getting to his tail tank on several laps. With a .347 lead at the halfway mark, Wagner knew it was time to make his move.

"I was moving around trying to see where the car was working," said Wagner. "Once I saw Ryan show his nose, I knew it was time to go. I went back up top and just tried to hold on."

With Flick, Dylan Cisney and Jared Esh putting on an exciting battle for the third position behind them, Wagner began to stretch his lead again over the final laps. Ultimately, he would cross the checkered flag by a margin of 1.434 second lead over Taylor, Flick, Esh and Cisney.

Danny Varin, Tyler Reeser, Dan Shetler, Kyle Smith and Stutts completed the top 10.

"I just can’t say enough about this team and my crew," said Wagner, who expanded his series points lead to 400 points. "Even when we are not at our best, I feel like we can win races. Tonight showed that and we earned this one."

For Taylor, he was looking for his first win since the beginning of the season but was happy with the improvement his team continues to show.

"We found some stuff during the Dream Race and we been working at duplicating that and just being more consistent," said Taylor. "We held our own with Logan and not too many people have been able to do that with them this year. I just got to get better in lap traffic if I want to complete the deal. But I'm happy."

Sprint Car Results- 1. Logan Wagner 2. Ryan Taylor 3.AJ Flick 4.Jared Esh 5.Dylan Cisney 6.Danny Varin 7.Tyler Reeser 8.Dan Shetler 9.Kyle Smith 10.TJ Stutts 11.Mike Wagner 12.Rick Lafferty 13.Dustin Baney 14.Jeff Miller 15.Tyler Walton 16.Nicole Bower 17. Trenton Sheaffer 18.Cory Thornton 19. Tyler Bear 20. Ryan Linder 21.Vince Snyder

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

17 August 2019 Steve Williams

SMITH STORMS TO FIRST SELINSGROVE SPRINT CAR WIN OF SEASON; MILLER TAKES FIRST LIMITED LATE MODEL VICTORY; MOSER SCORES THIRD STRAIGHT PRO STOCK WIN; MITCH WINS THRILLING ROADRUNNER 20 CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Mark Smith of Sunbury returned from the NASCAR Truck Series wars to win his first Selinsgrove Speedway sprint car race of the season Saturday night.

The $2,000 win in the 25-lap feature was Smith’s 27th career in 358-360 sprint car racing at the speedway behind the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis No. 1M.

Troy Miller of Tower City won his first career limited late model race at Selinsgrove in the division’s 20-lap main event after winning 21 pro stock events and one super late model race at the track in the past.

Brandon Moser of Middleburg scored his third straight and sixth of the year in the 12-lap pro stock race, while Brad Mitch of McClure won his second career Roadrunner 20 after a spirited three car battle.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present Foss Jewelers Championship Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, featuring the final points races of the season for the 360 sprint cars, super late models in the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series, pro stocks, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Colby Womer and Mark Smith blasted to the front of the sprint car feature with Smith nosing in front for the lead. The pair was followed by Mike Walter, Jason Shultz, and Derek Locke.

Smith, who just a few weeks ago competed in the nationally televised NASCAR Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, soon opened a huge lead.

Derek Locke, who has been fast all season, showed some speed and drove to the third spot and immediately challenged Womer for the runner up spot.

Smith went on to wire the field and win the 25-lap grind by three quarters of a lap over Womer, Locke, Kyle Reinhardt and Walter.

“This is an all new car,” Smith said. “We just finished up this afternoon. That’s why we got here late. It’s next year’s car, so we are going to park it and go back to the old car.”

Sprint car heats were won by Smith and Shultz.

Troy Miller shot to the lead in the limited late model race followed by his son Shaun, Jared Fulkroad, Tim Krape, and Tommy Slanker.

By the halfway mark, T. Miller, who had previously won four pro stock track championships, had built a comfortable lead over S. Miller.

T. Miller ran the rest of the distance unchallenged followed by S. Miller, Fulkroad, Slanker, and Mike Smith.

“The kid said, ‘you can’t run as good as you’ve been and not win one,’” Miller said referring to his son who won the last time the limited late models raced at Selinsgrove. “I knew Shaun was behind me, I could see it on the scoreboard but I didn’t know how close he was so I kept going.”

Limited late model heats went to T. Miller and Smith.

Brandon Moser rocketed to the front of the pro stock feature followed by Kyle Bachman, Corey Long, Shaun Lawton, and John Schoch.

Kruz Kepner slammed the third turn fence bringing out a lap two caution.

Moser ran to the finish winning his third in a row and sixth overall over Bachman, Long, Lawton, and Schoch.

Moser won the pro stock heat.

Keith Bissinger grabbed the early roadrunner lead followed by Will Brunson, Brad Mitch, Curtis Lawton, and Terry Kramer.

Bissinger was able to maintain a slight lead as Brunson and Mitch battled side by side for second. With Bissinger running high, Brunson ducked underneath coming off the fourth turn on lap six for the lead. The caution flag flew on the following lap for Jim Collier.

Lap nine saw Brunson drift high in the second turn. Bissinger and Mitch got by him but in the third turn Brunson ducked under the pair to regain the lead.

On a restart on the following lap Brunson and Bissinger traded slide jobs. Brunson maintained the lead while Mitch took over second from Bissinger.

Lap 12 saw another yellow as Lawton slowed on the track.

Brunson and Mitch had the fans on the edge of their seats racing side by side and exchanging slide jobs with Bissinger right behind. Lap 17 was disastrous for Brunson who lost a wheel and handed the lead to Mitch.

Brunson’s crew work feverishly and replaced the wheel returning Brunson to the race.

Mitch led the final three laps for the win over Bissinger, Dustin Snook, Bob Bussey, and Terry Kramer.

Snook and Mitch were victorious in the roadrunner heats.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 17 August 2019 360 Sprints – 14 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) M1 Mark Smith 2) 19 Colby Womer 3) 77 Derek Locke 4) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 5) 33 Michael Walter 6) 66 Ryan Kissinger 7) 47 Adam Carberry 8) 29 Jason Shultz 9) 76 Mallie Shuster 10) 1 Jake Hummel 11) 20 Jim Shuster 12) 07 Curt Stroup 13) 17 Jason Wagner 14) 99 Cody Keller Heat Winners: Mark Smith, Jason Shultz Limited Late Models – 15 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 115 Troy Miller 2) 115S Shaun Miller 3) 12K Jared Fulkroad 4) 40 Tommy Slanker 5) 57 Mike Smith 6) 28Z Ryan Zook 7) 93 Steve Todorow 8) 2 Dan Zechman 9) 00 Harold Ranck Jr. 10) 14 Bill Conrad 11) 19 Drew Weisser 12) 25 Tim Krape 13) 68 Kevin Probst 14) GR1 Jim Yoder 15) 33 Trent Brenneman Heat Winners: Troy Miller, Mike Smith Pro Stocks – 7 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 8M Brandon Moser 2) 99 Kyle Bachman 3) 00 Cory Long 4) 92 Shaun Lawton 5) 89 John Schoch 6) 69 Noah Kissinger 7) 1H Kruz Kepner Heat Winner: Brandon Moser Roadrunners – 17 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 10M Brad Mitch 2) 11 Keith Bissinger 3) 15 Dustin Snook 4) 76 Bob Bussey 5) 992 Terry Kramer 6) 1 Smith Cope 7) 2B Brian Mabus 8) 28 Miranda Minium 9) 8 Will Brunson 10) 3 Tom Brunson 11) 60 Jimmy Kessler 12) 12 Tom Underwood 13) 7J Jake Jones 14) 33 Curtis Lawton 15) 14 Cory Lindermuth 16) 44 Jim Collier 17) 77 Scott Dunham Heat Winners: Dustin Snook, Brad Mitch

 

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DANNY DIETRICH WINS VALLEY SUPPLY 30; Chad Criswell Impresses in 358 Victory; Billy Brian Jr. and Tony Jackson Score Wingless Super Sportsman Wins

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 24 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions | 410 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, August 31 (7:30pm) Bob Leiby Memorial | 410 Sprints* + 358 Sprints + Extreme Stocks + FIREWORKS (*Final points race for 410 Sprints)

Saturday, September 14 (7:30pm) 358 Sprint Summer Series | 358 Sprints* + Super Late Models + Extreme Stocks | EMMR Night | ARCH Night (*Final points race for 358 Sprints) *Final points race for 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (August 17, 2019) – Brian Montieth went into the night atop the point standings for the season championship. The format of the Valley Supply 30 consisted of two six-lap dashes. The first dash set the first six starting spots for the 30-lap feature. Montieth won the first dash setting him up to start on the pole of the main event.

The second dash finish lined up starting spots seven through twelve with Danny Dietrich earning the seventh starting spot with his win.

After swapping the points lead the previous two weeks, Montieth shared the front row with Alan Krimes. With Chad Trout lining up on the inside of row 2, the top three in points starting in the top three starting spots.

Krimes got the advantage coming out of turn 2 running the high side to lead the first lap.

The yellow flag flew on lap 1 for Robbie Kendall and Adam Wilt who were both facing the wrong way in turns 1 and 2. Both drivers rejoined the field as Krimes led Montieth, Brandon Rahmer, Trout and Ryan Smith to the cone for the early race restart.

Krimes held the lead on the restart with Smith getting past Trout for fourth.

The caution came out again on lap 3 for Brett Michalski who was off the pace in turns 1 and 2. Michalski rejoined the field.

Krimes held the lead again on the restart. Freddie Rahmer was on the move, running sixth by lap 4.

The leaders were all running the top line around the track except Trout who found something on the bottom.

Smith followed and moved to the bottom in turns 1 and 2 to try and catch Brandon Rahmer for third.

As Krimes caught the tail end of the field on lap 12 Montieth closed the gap between the two.

Krimes and Montieth raced wheel to wheel to the flag stand on lap 14 with Montieth taking the lead.

Smith got around Brandon Rahmer for third on lap 15.

Dietrich made the pass for fifth on lap 16 and started to work his way to the front of the field.

As Montieth and Krimes struggled to get through lapped traffic the battle behind them intensified.

Dietrich moved into second with 10 laps to go and challenged Montieth for the lead.

On lap 21 Dietrich got under Montieth going into turn 1 for the lead.

As Dietrich took the lead the Rahmer brothers battled for seventh.

Krimes ran wheel to wheel again with Montieth on lap 24 and took second.

Freddie fell back to ninth with Kyle Moody up to sixth.

Krimes gave it everything to try and get back to the front of the field but it wasn’t enough to get by Dietrich.

Dietrich beat Krimes to the checkered flag by .669 seconds. Montieth crossed the line third. Smith finished fourth and Trout completed the top five.

Heat winners were Brian Montieth, Brandon Rahmer and Alan Krimes. Billy Dietrich won the B-main. Montieth and Danny Dietrich won the dashes.

Chad Criswell Impresses in 358 Victory

Dave Brown and Chad Criswell made up row 1 for the 20-lap feature with Dwight Leppo and Chris Frank lined up in row 2 behind them.

Criswell had the advantage going into turn 1 after the green flag dropped but Brown stayed wheel to wheel with him down the back stretch. Criswell led lap 1 over Brown with a .014 second advantage.

After the drag race to the flag stand the yellow flag came out out lap 1 for Dylan Orwig who got turned around in turn 1.

Criswell held the lead on the restart with Brown, Jeff Rohrbaugh, Todd Rittenhouse Jr. and Chris Frank lined up behind him.

Lap 10 saw Criswell catch the tail end of the field. As Criswell worked on lapped cars, Rohrbaugh closed the gap on Brown. Rohrbaugh was better in the corners and Brown had an edge on the straightaways.

The top three pulled away from field with five laps to go.

Rohrbaugh made a move on lap 16 going into turn 3 to take second from Brown.

It didn’t take Rohrbaugh long to catch Criswell. Criswell held off the all-time feature winner Rohrbaugh for his second 358 win at the track. Brown held onto third. Rittenhouse Jr. finished fourth and Frank crossed the line fifth.

Todd Rittenhouse Jr., Doug Hammaker and Jeff Rohrbaugh won the heat races.

Billy Brian Jr. and Tony Jackson Score Wingless Super Sportsman Wins

Kevin Gutshall sat on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Tony Jackson lined up second.

Jackson took the lead going into turn 1 with Jackson settling into second and Ryan Wilson into third.

Billy Brian Jr. got by Wilson going into turn 1 on the second lap for third and started to chase down Gutshall for second.

Craig Perigo got up to fourth on lap 3 as Jackson pulled away from the field.

Jackson caught the tail end of the field at the halfway point of the race.

Brian was closing in on the leader as Jackson worked through lapped traffic. Brian had the lead down to .312 seconds with five laps to go.

Perigo got around Gutshall to take third on lap 14.

Brian made on last effort to get by Jackson for the lead, but Jackson held on to add his name to the Lincoln record books with his first win at the speedway. Brian finished second and Perigo crossed the line third. Gutshall held on to finish fourth and Steve Wilbur completed the top five.

The first event of the night was the wingless super sportsman make-up feature from June 1.

Billy Brian Jr. started on the pole with Joey Biasi on his outside. Biasi had been quickest in warmups and posed a threat to the veteran pole-sitter.

Brian led the field into turn 1 but Biasi got a nose under him as they drove into turn 3.

Brian beat him to the flag stand by a nose when the red flag came out for Ryan Rutz and Gary Johnston in turn 4.

The field lined up for a complete restart.

The red flag flew again on the second attempt to start the 20-lap make-up feature. This time it was for Chris Henry, Tom Savage, Eric Jennings and Chad Masonheimer in turn 4.

The third time is the charm. Brian got out to the lead again with Biasi, Ryan Wilson, Steve Wilbur and Kevin Gutshall falling in line behind him.

Wilbur got under Wilson coming out of turn 2 on the second lap for third.

Eric Walker was running sixth by lap 3 after starting thirteenth.

Brian entered lapped traffic on lap 7.

By lap 10 Carmen Perigo was up to fifth from twenty-second starting spot.

Brian’s lead over Biasi was 3.8 seconds with 5 laps to go as Perigo moved up to fourth.

Brian held on to win and in doing so, set a new track record for the sportsman series. Brian’s 20-lap time of 5:52.540 bested Bobby Weaver’s record set in 2006 in a winged super sportsman. Biasi crossed the line second and Wilbur finished third. Perigo finished an impressive fourth and Ryan Wilson completed the top five.

This Saturday, August 24, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the All-Star Circuit of Champions and the Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 17, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,500); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 72-Ryan Smith; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 99-Kyle Moody; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 11. 39-Cory Haas; 12. 59-Jim Siegel; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri; 14. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 15. 8-Billy Dietrich; 16. 15-Adam Wilt; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 23-Chris Arnold; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski; 20. 91-Anthony Fiore; 21. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 22. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 23. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF); 24. 90-Jordan Givler (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Alan Krimes (1-13), Brian Montieth (14-21), Danny Dietrich (22-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 23-Chris Arnold; 9. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 10. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 91-Tony Fiore; 7. 11P-Greg Plank; 8. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 9. 19M-Landon Myers (DNF); 10. 39-Cory Haas (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 73-Brett Michalski; 7. 90-Jordan Givler; 8. 27-Jay Galloway; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 17-Cole Young

410 Sprint Dash One Finish (6 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman

410 Sprint Dash Two Finish (6 laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 15-Adam Wilt

410 Sprint Consi Finish (10 laps) – 1. 8- Billy Dietrich; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 23-Chris Arnold; 4. 90-Jordan Givler; 5. 7-Trey Hivner; 6. 27G-Jay Galloway; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 11P-Greg Plank; 10. 17-Cole Young (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 6M-Chad Criswell ($1,100); 2. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 44B-Dave Brown; 4. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 7. 4-Dwight Leppo; 8. 44-Dylan Norris; 9. 41B-Tyler Ross; 10. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 11. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 12. 99-Zachary Cool; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 77-David Holbrook; 15. 38-Brett Strickler; 16. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 17. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 18. 32-Gregg Foster; 19. 50-Alyson Dietz; 20. 5A-Zach Allman; 21. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 22. 38X-Mark Strickler; 23. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF); 24. 1J-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 25. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF)

Lap Leader – Chad Criswell (1-20)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 2. 44B-Dave Brown; 3. 00-Chris Frank; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 8. 32-Gregg Foster; 9. 5A-Zach Allman

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 2. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 38-Brett Strickler; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 38X-Mark Strickler

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 6M-Chad Criswell; 3. 44N-Dylan Norris; 4. 99-Zachary Cool; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 50-Alyson Dietz; 7. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 8. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNS)

Wingless Super Sportsman:

Wingless Super Sportsman June 1 Make-up Feature Finish (20 laps) - 1. 16-Billy Brian Jr.; 2. B1-Joey Biasi; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur; 4. 93-Carmen Perigo; 5. 47T-Ryan Wilson; 6. 17J-Tony Jackson; 7. 63-Kevin Gutshall; 8. 88W-Eric Walker; 9. 38DD-Luke Lenker; 10. 1A-Craig Perigo; 11. 2-Austin Lorah; 12. 64-Levi Peck; 13. 14B-Rohan Beasley; 14. 14-Eric Jennings; 15. 8-Larry Drake; 16. 7-Bob Gutshall; 17. 2J-Jason Failor; 18. 83-Chad Masonheimer; 19. 32-Gene Epply; 20. 41-Chris Henry; 21. 18-Dave Conrad (DNF); 22. 38S-Tom Savage (DNF); 23. 16R-Ryan Rutz (DNF); 24. 15-Gary Johnston (DNF)

Wingless Super Sportsman Make-up Feature Finish (20 laps) - 1. 17J-Tony Jackson ($1,000); 2. 16-Billy Brian Jr.; 3. 1A-Craig Perigo; 4. 63-Kevin Gutshall; 5. 59-Steve Wilbur; 6. 93-Carmen Perigo; 7. 2J-Jason Failor; 8. 47T-Ryan Wilson; 9. 14-Eric Jennings; 10. 88W-Eric Walker; 11. 7-Steve Drevicki; 12. B1-Joey Biasi; 13. 64-Levi Peck; 14. 8-Larry Drake; 15. 14B-Rohan Beasley; 16. 38DD-Luke Lenker; 17. 15-Gary Johnston; 18. 32-Gene Epply; 19. 00-Ken Nealis; 20. 83-Chad Masonheimer; 21. 18-Dave Conrad (DNF); 22. 2-Austin Lorah (DNF); 23. 41-Ryan Rutz (DNS); 24. 38S-Tom Savage (DNS)

Lap Leaders: Tony Jackson (1-20)

Wingless Super Sportsman Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1A-Craig Perigo; 2. 64-Levi Peck; 3. 47T-Ryan Wilson; 4. 2J-Jason Failor; 5. 14B-Rohan Beasley; 6. 2-Austin Lorah; 7. 15-Gary Johnston; 8. 8-Larry Drake

Wingless Super Sportsman Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 93-Carmen Perigo Jr.; 2. 14-Eric Jennings; 3. 63-Kevin Gutshall; 4. 17-Tony Jackson; 5. B1-Joey Biasi; 6. 32-Gene Epply; 7. 83-Chad Masonheimer; 8. 41-Ryan Rutz (DNF)

Wingless Super Sportsman Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Steve Wilbur; 2. 16-Billy Brian Jr.; 3. 38DD-Luke Lenker; 4. 88W-Eric Walker; 5. 7-Steve Drevicki; 6. 18-Dave Conrad; 7. 00-Ken Neilis; 8. 38S-Tom Savage (DNS)

 

 

Haas Claims Williams Grove Sprint Main, Sheppard Wins Outlaws Late Models

8/16/19

Mechanicsburg – Cory Haas claimed the 25-lap sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, holding off late race challenges by Ryan Smith for the $4,080 payday.

And in the World of Outlaws Late Models main event, polesitter Brandon Sheppared rocketed to the $10,000 victory.

Aboard the Trone No. 39, Haas also started on the pole of his main event and took the lead over Robbie Kendall on the first lap.

The first caution flag of the race came out on lap six, erasing a 2.199 second lead that Haas had built over Kendall and Smith.

Smith used the inside on the restart to get by Kendall for second in the third and fourth turns before another caution flag with nine down for a slowed Adrian Shaffer again bunched the field.

Freddie Rahmer, who started 12th in the field, drove from sixth to fourth on the restart, getting by Kody Lehman and Brian Montieth.

Montieth later withdrew from the event.

Haas was in control using the cushion and seemed to be home free for the win when a final yellow flag again slowed the pace, this time with three laps to go.

Smith kept the pressure on Haas when green replaced the yellow flag but Haas withstood the challenges to pick up his ninth career oval victory by .420 seconds.

It was the York drivers first speedway win of the season.

Smith crossed the line in second spot followed by Kendall, Rahmer and 13th starter Danny Dietrich.

Sixth through 10th went to Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody, Chad Trout, Kody Lehman and Rick Lafferty.

Heats went to Kendall and Haas.

Outlaws point leader Sheppard drew the pole for the 40-lap super late model main and he cruised to the victory uncontested, wiring the field for his 16th circuit win of the year.

Ricky Weiss drove into second on the second tour and would eventually lose the spot to Shane Clanton on the 25th lap.

Shappard withstood caution flag restarts on laps 20, 24 and 33 to pick up the win that was also the first of his career at Williams Grove Speedway.

Gregg Satterlee raced in fourth spot the entire race but fifth place was up for grabs late in the race as 17th starter Mason Zeigler hooked the cushion to ride into the spot.

Zeigler appeared headed for more when he suddenly slowed and fell backward with nine laps to go before finishing outside of the top 10.

Sheppard ended up taking the win by 2.254 seconds over Clanton, Weiss, Satterlee and Brian Birkhofer.

Sixth through 10th went to Chase Junghans, Jason Covert, Rick Eckert, Darrell Lanigan and Cade Dillard.

Dennis Erb Jr. dropped out while running in fifth spot with 16 laps to go.

Covert raced hard with both Satterlee and Erb at times at the front of the pack before fading.

Heats for the 30-car field went to Sheppard, Weiss and Covert with Gary Stuhler taking the B Main.

Fast time was set by Sheppard with a lap of 19.840 seconds.

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:

8/16/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Cory Haas, 2. Ryan Smith, 3. Robbie Kendall, 4. Freddie Rahmer, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. Anthony Macri, 7. Kyle Moody, 8. Chad Trout, 9. Kody Lehman, 10. Rick Lafferty, 11. Rodney Westhafer, 12. Troy Fraker, 13. Dylan Norris, 14. Brian Montieth, 15. TJ Stutts, 16. Adrian Shaffer, 17. Mark Smith

DNS: Greg Plank

World of Outlaws Late Models, 40 laps: 1. Brandon Sheppard, 2. Shane Clanton, 3. Ricky Weiss, 4. Gregg Satterlee, 5. Brian Birkhofer, 6. Chase Junghans, 7. Jason Covert, 8. Rick Eckert, 9. Darrell Lanigan, 10. Cade Dillard, 11. Mason Zeigler, 12. Gary Stuhler, 13. Tyler Horst, 14. Austin Hubbard, 15. Gene Knaub, 16. Bryan Bernheisel, 17. Dennis Erb Jr., 18. Boom Briggs, 19. Blake Spencer, 20. Ross Robinson, 21. Brent Larson, 22. Coleby Frye, 23. Dylan Yoder, 24. Mike Lupfer

DNQ: Chad Julius, Matt Cosner, Jerry Bard, Dan Stone, Robbie Scott, Randy Christine

 

 

PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY WELCOMES WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODELS

BY- JUSTIN SNYDER

PORT ROYAL, PA- Port Royal Speedway returns to action Saturday August 17 with one of the most highly anticipated races of 2019

The Morton Buildings World of Outlaw Late Models Series, presented by River Valley Builders, will join the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars for a two division showdown.

The Late Models will compete in a 40-lap, $10,000 to win event that will be filled with some of the best drivers in the country, along with many of the Port Royal River Valley Builders Super Late Model series regulars.

Brandon Sheppard enters the event with a 230-point advantage in the series standings over Ricky Weiss and he has won an astonishing 15 times this season. Sheppard is a former event winner at Port Royal, picking up a win in 2017. Third in the standings is Shane Clanton (-256), Chase Junghans (-258) is in fourth and Darell Lanigan (- 268) makes up the top five.

Weiss, a rookie on the Outlaw tour, is having one of the best seasons in recent memory for a Rookie of the Year contender and he currently leads Cade Dilliard in the rookie standings by 358 points.

Dylan Yoder leads the charge from the River Valley Builders local competitors vying for the upset of the traveling series and he currently holds a 350 point advantage over Andy Haus in the point stadings, with Jeff Rine (-570), Nick Dickson (--820) and Mike Lupfer (-1050) rounding out the top five.

Other past Outlaw Late Model winners at the track were Darrell Lanigan (2007), Clint Smith (2008) and Mike Marlar (2018).

For the Late Models, it will be 100 points show up points toward the Speedway track championship standings.

In the Weikert’s Livestock Sprint Cars, A.J Flick comes into the weekend looking to back up his impressive $12,000 payday for winning the Dream Race. The win was his first of the season at the Juniata oval and his second career triumph.

Defending track champion and 3-time winner this season, Logan Wagner, currently holds a 365 point advantage over second place Dylan Cisney. Flick (-635), TJ Stutts (- 645) and Blane Heimbach (-705) fill out the top five.

The Sprint Cars will be racing for $4000 and will take part in dual heats, where passing points will help set the feature events starting lineup.

For those fans whop cannot attend, racing activities will be available via www.Dirtvision.com with either a single day purchase or part of the World of Outlaws Late Model Fast Pass. The Sprint Car portions of the event will also be shown via this broadcast.

Gates open at 4pm with racing to begin at 7pm.

Adult General Admission- $28

Pit Admission- $35

LATE MODEL PAYOUT- 1. $10,000; 2. $5,000; 3. $3,000; 4. $2,500; 5. $2,000; 6. $1,700; 7. $1,400; 8. $1,300; 9. $1,200; 10. $1,100; 11. $1,050;

12. $1,000; 13. $950; 14. $900; 15. $850; 16. $800; 17. $770; 18. $750; 19. $730; 20. $700; 21. $700; 22. $700; 23. $700; 24. $700

Tow Money: $110 - must start LCS in order to receive Tow Money

 

 

ALL STAR 410 SPRINTS & NASCAR MODIFIEDS STORM THE HILL THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 22 AS THUNDER ON THE HILL CONTINUES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – On Thursday, August 22 the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car series returns to Grandview Speedway to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Presented by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, the Hodnett Cup combines the 410 Sprint Cars in their final 2019 Grandview Speedway appearance – and the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, in an exciting double-header. Gates open at 5:00 PM and racing starts at 7:30 PM.

While the Thursday night event marks the return of the 410 Sprint Cars, and the return of Tony Stewart’s All Star Series, it will also be the Grandview return of 410 racer Ryan Smith.

One of the most popular drivers among fans, ‘The Kunkletown Kid’ was sidelined after and early-July incident at the Selinsgrove Raceway – and consequently missed the Thunder on the Hill Speedweek event. Returning in fine form a few weeks later, Smith set second-fast time at his first event back and has racked up consistent top-10 finishes in subsequent weeks.

However, Smith is still searching for his first NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win, after coming close multiple times. Most famously in 2017, when the driver challenged Kyle Larson for the top-spot before a late race attempted pass sent him flipping into turn three.

The August 22 event at Grandview is doubly important to the Kunkletown, PA racer. In late 2018, Smith was tapped to pilot the Mike Heffner-owned machine previously piloted by Greg Hodnett – the namesake of the event -- who died in a racing incident in Central Pennsylvania.

“Greg was one of my idols growing up,” Smith said in a team release announcing his hiring. “I have huge shoes to fill.”

Smith holds eight wins with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Stars, and hopes to lead the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers/Heffner Racing No. 72 machine to Grandview Speedway victory lane.

Tickets for Thursday, August 22 are $30 for adults, $10 for children age 6 to 11, and free for kids under 6. Pit admission is $35 and no license is required. Advanced ticket holder can access the general admission seating at 4:30 PM, thirty minutes before tickets go on sale.

Advanced tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. Guests may pick-up their tickets and pay for them the night of the event after 3:30 PM. Please leave a message with your name, and the number of tickets you are requesting.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM, with racing starting at 7:30 PM.

Greg Hodnett collected nine Thunder on the Hill Racing Series wins at the Grandview Speedway – sitting third on the all-time win list. The winner of the event will receive the Hodnett Cup -- fabricated from one of Greg’s many trophies, a base was added where names of future event winners will be engraved. As a perpetual trophy, it will be available on race day for Victory Lane celebration, the winner’s name will be added along with the event date, and the trophy will be on display year-round at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at the Latimore Valley Fairgounds.

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

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 

13 August 2019
Steve Inch

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY FINAL FIVE RACES OF 2019:
CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS RACES & MAJOR DIRT TRACK RACING EVENTS ON TAP!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s final five races of the #WideOpen2019 season will include close championship points races and major dirt track racing events for sprint cars and super late models!

This Saturday, Aug. 17, the speedway will swing back into action at 7:30 p.m. with a program of 360 sprint cars, limited late models, pro stocks, and the annual Roadrunner 20 championship race. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Entering the Aug. 17 racing program, only 50 points separate four-time winner Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., and three-time winner Jason Shultz of Carlisle in the chase for the Keller’s Auto Body & Towing 360 sprint car championship.

The speedway’s final points races for 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will unfold at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, on Foss Jewelers Championship Night. The super late models will also race for points and $2,500 to win in the fourth race of the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

An even closer points championship will be decided when the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models return Aug. 24 with a mere 40 points between two-time winner Coleby Frye of Dover and one-time winner and defending champion Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon.

This season has been one of the most competitive in track history for the super late models with 12 races producing 11 different winners!

Over the Labor Day Holiday weekend, Selinsgrove Ford will be the title sponsor of the Sunday, Sept. 1, Summer Spectacular races featuring the Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars paying $5,088 to win and the United Late Model Series (ULMS) paying $4,000 to win. Bonus money will also be on the line for the pro stocks and roadrunners when action gets underway at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 4 p.m.

There will be no racing at the track on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The speedway returns Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. with the $20,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial /37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars. This year’s Open will offer the biggest winner’s share for an un-sanctioned sprint car race in Pennsylvania in 2019. The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will round out the open when doubleheader. Track gates will open at 4 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.

Selinsgrove Speedway will close out its 73rd year at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with the World of Outlaws Late Models Series-sanctioned 21st Annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model Open paying $10,000 to win. The limited late models will share the racing card with the super lates. Gates will open at 4 p.m.

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

 

 

$20,000-TO-WIN JIM NACE MEMORIAL/37th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN
WILL OFFER BIGGEST PA WINNER’S SHARE FOR 410 SPRINT CARS
SEPTEMBER 14 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars, the track’s crown jewel race, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

This year’s Open will offer $20,000 to win – the biggest winner’s share for an un-sanctioned sprint car race in Pennsylvania in 2019! The race will pay $6,000 to finish second and $600 to start the A-main out of the $50,000 purse!

Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Qualifying is slated to begin at 7 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.

For the 10th straight year, the 410 Open will honor the life and racing career of Nace, the track’s only five-time sprint car champion who died in November 2009 following a seven-year battle with cancer.

The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will compete in a 20-lap feature to round out the open wheel doubleheader.

In last year’s race, Ryan Smith of Kunkletown out-dueled third-generation racer Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville for his first victory in one of central Pennsylvania’s most prestigious sprint car races.

Hall of Famer Fred Rahmer of Salfordville is the track’s only five-time winner of the Open with victories in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000.

In 2014, the late Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove became the third driver to win the Open four times. Hodnett’s other Open victories came in 1998, 2004, and 2007. Todd Shaffer of Millerstown is the other driver on the Open career win list with four championships in 1993, 1994, 2001, and 2008.

In 2013, Pat Cannon of Etters joined the late Maynard Yingst of Linglestown and Rahmer as only the third driver to win three consecutive National Opens. Cannon also won in 2012 and 2011. Yingst’s wins in the Open occurred in 1983, 1984, and 1985.

Other past repeat winners include Lance Dewease of Fayetteville (2002, 2009, 2010), Don Kreitz Jr. of Sinking Spring (1986 and 1992), and Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg (2005 and 2016).

Single-time winners of the Open include Dave Blaney of Cortland, Ohio (1987); Keith Kauffman of Mifflintown (1988); Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D. (1989); Sammy Swindell of Bartlett, Tenn. (1990); Johnny Mackison Jr. of York (1991); Stevie Smith of Broken Arrow, Okla. (2003); Chad Layton of Harrisburg (2006); Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg (2015); and Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Mo. (2017).

Following the National Open for sprint cars, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will invade Selinsgrove Speedway for the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center 21st Annual Late Model National Open Saturday, Sept. 21, paying $10,000 to win. The limited late models will share the racing program with the super late models on the final racing card of the season.

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.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2019:
Purse for 2019 Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 Sprint Cars: 1) $20,000 2) $6,000 3) $3,500 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,000 12) $800 13) $750 14) $700 15) $650 16-24) $600
Gates Open: 4PM
Race Time: 7PM
Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 16, 6PM
Also Racing: PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars
Admission for Saturday, Sept. 14: Adults $30; Students (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under FREE: Pit Passes $40

 

 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

MATT CAMPBELL LANDS IN VICTORY LANE AT LINCOLN FOR FIRST TIME IN A 410 SPRINT; Ashley Cappetta Picks Up First 358 Win; Ray Cable Jr. Continues Family Legacy with Mid Atlantic Modified Win

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 17 (7:30pm) Valley Supply 30 for 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints | York County Racing Club Night

Saturday, August 24 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions | 410 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, August 31 (7:30pm) Bob Leiby Memorial | 410 Sprints* + 358 Sprints + Extreme Stocks + FIREWORKS (*Final points race for 410 Sprints)

Abbottstown, PA (August 10, 2019) – Campbell has six career wins at the track in the 358 division and was still searching for his first 410 victory at Lincoln.

After mechanical issues last week, track officials didn’t know if the Campbell race team would make it back to the track on Saturday. Matt Campbell and his team are running a limited schedule this year, but they put their big track motor in the #16 machine to race at Lincoln on Saturday night.

To say the plan worked would be an understatement.

Campbell and Justin Whittall shared the front row of the 25-lap feature. Campbell was your race leader coming out of turn 2 on the first lap with Billy Dietrich moving into second. Chase Dietz got around Whittall to take third.

Alan Krimes, who had an impressive run in his heat race working his way through the field without a front wing, was running fifth after starting seventh.

Dietz went to work on Dietrich for the second spot.

After falling back at the start of the race Landon Myers worked his way back up front to battle Krimes for fifth and takes the position.

Campbell made easy work of a lone lapped car on lap 4 as the racing behind him heated up.

Brian Montieth entered the battle for fifth after Krimes took it back from Myers. Montieth went into the night 10 points ahead of Krimes in the overall point standings, so every position counts as they battle for the track championship with the season winding down.

Krimes pulled away from Montieth and Myers to let them battle for sixth. Krimes had his eyes set on Whittall and the fourth spot.

Campbell entered lapped traffic on lap 8.

Ryan Smith, who just got back behind the wheel of the #72 machine last week after crashing at Selinsgrove during Speedweek, was up to eighth. It was a three-way battle for the spot as both Brandon Rahmer and Cory Haas were in striking distance.

At the halfway point of the race Campbell held a 1.6 second lead over Dietrich.

Dietrich went to work reeling Campbell in and had cut his lead to half a second on lap 17 when the caution came out for Krimes who was running fifth at the time. Krimes took a ride on the hook back to the pits ending his night.

Campbell led Dietrich, Dietz, Whittall and Myers on the restart.

Dietrich went to the bottom with Campbell going to the top of the track on the restart. Campbell held onto the lead despite Dietrich getting a nose under the leader in turns 3 and 4.

Montieth passed Whittall and Myers in one move to take fourth on lap 18.

Campbell was pulling away from the field with a nearly 2 second lead with five laps to go.

Myers and Dietz battled for third behind Dietrich as he pulled away trying to catch Campbell.

Campbell held on to add his name to the Lincoln record books with his first 410 win at the track. In only his second week back at the track, Dietrich earned a second-place finish. Myers finished third and Dietz crossed the line fourth. Montieth rounded out the top five.

Heat winners were Kyle Moody, Billy Dietrich and Brian Montieth.

Ashley Cappetta Picks Up First 358 Win

Another name will be added to the Lincoln record books as Ashley Cappetta won her first 358 race at the track on Saturday night.

Cappetta started on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Brett Strickler to her outside.

There was trouble at the start of the race as Chris Frank got over the left rear of CJ Tracy going into turn 1 and flipped up the track bringing out the red. Current point leader Doug Hammaker was also involved but was able to rejoin the field.

The field lined up for a complete restart.

Cappetta led the field into turn 1 with Dylan Norris and Strickler battling for the second spot with Norris taking the position.

Cody Fletcher got by Strickler to take third. Tyler Ross went to work on Strickler for fourth and took it coming out of turn 2 on lap 3.

Ross set his sight on Fletcher for third and reeled him in to take it. Next on Ross’ check list was Norris who was running second.

Norris was racing around the bottom while Ross was running the cushion on the high side of the track. Ross made the top work and took second from Norris on lap 7.

Ross then went to work on reeling in Cappetta.

The caution came out on lap 9 for Kody Kinser as he came to a stop on the front stretch just as Cappetta was getting ready to enter lapped traffic. Kinser, Steve Kinser’s cousin, Kelly Kinser’s son, was in town from Indiana to race the New Jersey based 5z machine.

Cappetta led Ross, Norris, Fletcher and Strickler on the restart. Cappetta went to the bottom with Ross sticking with the top line around the track.

The yellow flag waved again on lap 10 as Jordan Strickler stopped with his nose into the guardrail on the back stretch.

Cappetta led the field again to the cone for a single-file restart. Norris got his nose under Ross going into turn 3 but Ross held the position.

Having success running the cushion, Ross stuck to the top line but Cappetta was making the bottom work around the track.

Not making much ground on the leader Ross tried the bottom on lap 12 to no avail and went back to running the cushion on the next lap as Cappetta pulled away.

Ross tagged the wall in turn 2 on lap 18 allowing Norris to get by for second.

Cappetta crossed the line first to win her first 358 feature at the track. Norris held onto second and Ross finished third. Matt Findley was fourth and Brett Strickler completed the top five.

Heat winners were Matt Findley, Cody Fletcher and Steve Owings.

Ray Cable Jr. Continues Family Legacy with Mid Atlantic Modified Win

Gary Warehime started on the pole with Jerry Foster to his outside. The caution came out on the start of the 20-lap feature for debris on the front stretch. Jacob Whitt stopped on the back stretch after losing a drive shaft on the front stretch. Andy Bosley went to the pits under caution after he hit the drive shaft and dropped oil around the racetrack.

Warehime and Foster lined up the field for a complete restart.

Warehime and Foster raced wheel to wheel down the back stretch with Foster leading lap 1 by a nose at the flag stand.

Haley Kaiser drove up to second and took the lead from Warehime at the flag stand on lap 4.

Kaiser started to pull away from the field as Kable worked on Foster for second. Kable got the spot coming out of turn four on lap 6.

Brad Kling, who won the feature the last time the series was at the track, was up to third from his sixth starting spot.

Kable was closing the gap between him and Kaiser and got a nose under her coming out of turn 4 on lap 9.

It only took Kable one more lap to take the lead. He beat Kaiser to the flag stand by a nose length for the top spot at the halfway point.

With Kaiser running second, Kling went to work and took the position.

The top three were pulling away from the rest of the field with five laps to go. The leaders entered lapped traffic with four laps remaining. Kling caught Kable in lapped traffic with two laps to go.

Two laps weren’t enough time for Kling to make a move. Kable held on to win and Kling crossed the line second. Kaiser finished third. Justin Cullum was fourth and Foster rounded out the top five.

Heat winners were Jason Brookover, Brad Kling and Justin Cullum.

This Saturday, August 17, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Valley Supply 30 for the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and Wingless Super Sportsman. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 10, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 16-Matt Campbell ($3,500); 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 19M-Landon Myers; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 72-Ryan Smith; 7. 39-Cory Haas; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 67-Justin Whittall; 11. 1X-Chad Trout; 12. 99-Kyle Moody; 13. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 14. 73B-Brett Michalski; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher; 16. 90-Jordan Givler; 17. 91-Anhtony Fiore; 18. 11P-Greg Plank; 19. 27G-Jay Galloway; 20. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 21. 12-Barry Shearer (DNF); 22. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 23. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF)

Lap Leader – Matt Campbell (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 99-Kyle Moody; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 19-Landon Myers; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 17-Cole Young; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski; 8. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 75-Chase Dietz; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 72-Ryan Smith; 5. 90-Jordan Givler; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 91-Tony Fiore; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 67-Justin Whittall; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 11P-Greg Plank; 7. 12-Barry Shearer (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 89-Ashley Cappetta ($1,100); 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 41B-Tyler Ross; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 38-Brett Strickler; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 9. 10-Zach Euculano; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 4-Dwight Leppo; 12. 6-Tim McClelland; 13. 99-Zachary Cool; 14. 44B-Dave Brown; 15. 13S-Jon Stewart; 16. 34-Mark VanVorst; 17. 6M-Chad Criswell; 18. 5A-Zach Allman; 19. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 20. 27-Jake Galloway; 21. 38S-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 22. 5Z-Kody Kinser (DNF); 23. 21-CJ Tracy (DNF); 24. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 25. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNS)

Lap Leader – Ashley Cappetta (1-20)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 44B-Dave Brown; 7. 6-Tim McClelland; 8. 5Z-Kody Kinser; 9. 27-Jake Galloway (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 41B-Tyler Ross; 3. 00-Chris Frank; 4. 13S-Jon Stewart; 5. 19-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 38-Jordan Strickler; 8. 8-Kenny Kuhn

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 35- Steve Owings; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 38-Brett Strickler; 4. 4-Dwight Leppo; 5. 34-Mark VanVorst; 6. 6M-Chad Criswell; 7. 7A-Zach Allman; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF)

Mid-Atlantic Modifieds:

Mid-Atlantic Modifieds Feature Finish (20 laps) - 1. 90-Ray Cable Jr.; 2. 11-Brad Kling; 3. 0-Haley Kaiser; 4. 95J-Justin Cullum; 5. 5-Jerry Foster; 6. 55-Alyssa Rowe; 7. 7H-Josh Hughes; 8. 1W-Mike Walls; 9. 28B-Jason Brookover; 10. 41-Cody Williams; 11. 55C-Cody Oliver; 12. 25-Mike Corbin; 13. 36-Gary Warehime; 14. 000-Robert Garnes; 15. 44-Frank Dibella; 16. 80-Keith Reed; 17. 8M-Jeff McCawley; 18. 27-Tommy Wakefield; 19. 29-Doug Ostwald; 20. 21-Kyle Lloyd; 21. 17-Andy Bosley (DNF); 22. 19-Jacob Whitt (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Jerry Foster (1-3), Haley Kaiser (4-9), Ray Cable Jr. (10-20)

Mid-Atlantic Modifieds Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 28B-Jason Brookover; 2. 0-Haley Kaiser; 3. 36-Gary Warehime; 4. 80-Keith Reed; 5. 44-Frank Dibella; 6. 21H-Kyle Lloyd; 7. 19-Jacob Whitt; 8. 17-Andy Bosley

Mid-Atlantic Modifieds Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 11-Brad Kling; 2. 90-Ray Kable Jr.; 3. 1W-Mike Walls; 4. 41-Cody Williams; 5. 29-Doug Ostwald (DNF); 6. 55C-Cody Oliver (DNF); 7. 000-Robert Garnes (DNF)

Mid-Atlantic Modifieds Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 95J-Justin Cullum; 2. 5-Jerry Foster; 3. 55-Alyssa Rowe; 4. 25-Mike Corbin; 5. 7H-Josh Hughes; 6. 8M-Jeff McCauley; 7. 27-Tommy Wakefield

 

World Of Outlaws Late Models And 410 Sprints Friday At Williams Grove

Super stock cars race 40 laps for $10,000 to win!

8/11/19

Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway will present the World of Outlaws Morton Building Late Models coming up this Friday, August 16 at 7:30 pm.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will also be on the program competing in a 25 lap, $4,080 to win main event.

The World of Outlaws Morton Building Late Models will compete against local late model stars in a 40 lap main event paying $10,000 to win. .

Adult general admission is set at $28 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Illinois, has been the dominant driver on the World of Outlaws Late Models tour this season.

To date, Sheppard has piled up 15 circuit wins aboard his Mark Richard Racing No. 1 Rocket machine.

The 26-year old midwesterner has a more than 200 point lead in series points over rookie Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, Canada.

Other winners on the tour this season have been Shane Clanton, Chase Junghans, Brian Shirley, Brandon Overton, Mike Norris, Tim McCreadie, Johnathan Davenport, Chris Madden and Jimmy Owens.

Aside from the point leaders of Sheppard and Weiss, other outlaws late model stars expected to compete in series action at the track on Friday include: Clanton, Zebulon, Ga.; Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky.; Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Ks.; Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Il.; Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.; Boom Briggs, Bear Lake; Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Mn.; Blake Spencer, St. Augustine, Fl.

York’s Rick Eckert has won the two super late model programs held at Williams Grove already this season.

Local drivers who may be expected to compete Friday include Jason Covert, Jeff Rine, Coleby Frye, Bryan Bernheisel, Dylan Yoder, Andy Haus, Gene Knaub and more.

The World of Outlaws Late Models tour will be make its return to the track for the first time since it first raced there, in the series inaugural event anywhere, some 31 years ago.

It was April 22, 1988 when Springfield, Missouri’s Larry Phillips scored the big win at Williams Grove Speedway.

In the 410 sprint division this Friday, Gettysburg's Danny Dietrich will be racing to maintain his point lead over Freddie Rahmer.

Rahmer won at the track the last time it was in action, on August 2.

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.

 

 

All Stars To Invade Williams Grove For Gunn Memorial Twin 20s August 23

8/11/19

Mechanicsburg - The All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints are headed to Williams Grove Speedway, coming up on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm.

Presented by Union Quarries, the All Stars will be at Williams Grove to compete in the annual Jack Gunn Memorial, run again this season as twin 20 lap mains for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

An early season All Stars invasion at Williams Grove fell victim to rain so the August 23 show will be the first of the year at the track for the touring stars.

The Jack Gunn Memorial twin 20-lap mains will each pay $4,000 to win with total purses for each feature worth over $20,000 each.

The All Stars will be led into Williams Grove by series point leader Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, who has six wins under this belt on the circuit this season and the pole in the recently completed Knoxville Nationals.

Reutzel is going for his second All Stars circuit title in a row in 2019.

Perennial series champion Dale Blaney rides second in the season point standings while upstart Californian Cory Eliason holds down the third spot in tour points.

Last year in All Stars Jack Gunn Memorial action, Freddie Rahmer and Jim Siegel scored the wins in twin 20s action, holding the All Stars scoreless at Williams Grove throughout history.

The All Stars first raced at Williams Grove in 1970 and no bonafide touring All Star has ever won an All Stars race at the oval.

The locals known as the Pennsylvania Posse hold a perfect 34-0 record of victory against the touring stars as they prepare to take on Williams Grove Speedway again.

After the August 23 racing program, the All Stars Circuit of Champions will return to Williams Grove on Friday, September 20 to contest the make up Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial.

First run in 1983, the Gunn Memorial honors late Williams Grove promoter Jack Gunn.

Gunn was a Hall of Fame Promoter who heralded the speedway as promoter from 1967 until his untimely death from cancer at the age of 48 in 1980. He began working at the track during the early 1960s.

Gunn was feted nationally as 1979 Promoter of the Year.

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
 

10 August 2019
Steve Williams

MILEY SCORES LATE MODEL SHOWDOWN OVER STAR-STUDDED FIELD;
ADAMS TAKES FIRST CAREER SELINSGROVE 305 SPRINT CAR WIN;
MOSER & JONES RACE TO PRO STOCK & ROADRUNNER CHECKERS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Jared Miley of Pittsburgh extended his points lead in the Ultimate Northeast Late Model Series with his $3,000 win in Saturday night’s 30-lap Showdown on Sand Hill at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The victory was Miley’s second of the season in the series and his first career at Selinsgrove Speedway. He became the 11th different winner in 12 races this season in the super late model division, making it one of the most competitive seasons in late model history at the track.

Jason Covert of York was the night’s fast qualifier over the star-studded 33-car field with a lap time of 19.255.

Lebanon’s Devin Adams won the 20-lap PASS/IMCA 305 sprint car feature.

Brandon Moser of Middleburg won the 15-lap pro stock race and Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek was the winner of the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, with the 360 sprint cars, limited late models, pro stocks, and annual Roadrunner 20 championship race. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Dylan Yoder and Greg Satterlee led the field to the start of the Ultimate Northeast Late Model Series feature, with Satterlee rocketing to the lead. Jason Covert, Gene Knaub, and Jared Miley were in the top five.

Satterlee, who won on Friday at Path Valley Speedway, saw a nice lead wiped out on lap eight when Billy Wampler stopped on the speedway.

Using the Delaware restarts, Satterlee chose the outside and maintained the lead when the race resumed.

Miley and Jeff Rine found something on the bottom of the track and moved into the top five. The yellow flag flew again on lap 10 for debris on the speedway.

Yoder drifted high on the restart and Miley, Covert, Rine, and Shaun Jones got by.

Miley turned on the afterburners, went after Satterlee, and blew by him coming off turn four on lap12.

Track points leader Coleby Frye slowed with a blown tire on lap 22 wiping out a sizable points lead going into the night.

Satterlee pressured Miley high and Yoder drove back into third. With five to go Miley was able to gain some breathing room but a third turn spin tightened the field for a green-white-checkered finish.

Miley led the rest of the distance winning over Satterlee, Yoder, Cosner, and Jason Covert.

“I was nervous on that last restart, “ Miley said in Victory Lane. “We had four or five of the best drivers on the east coast here and to beat them is amazing. This is an all new car tonight but we learned a lot from before and put that setup in the car.”

Satterlee, Miley, Knaub, and Yoder won the late model heats. Tim Wilson won the consolation.

Devin Adams led the first lap of the 305 sprint car feature but all eyes were on Garrett Bard who rode the rail to second. Dylan Proctor, Zach Newlin, and Jaremi Hanson followed.

Bard, a relative newcomer to sprint car racing, challenged Adams after a few restarts but Adams was able to horsepower away to maintain the lead. Newlin soon challenged and passed Bard for second.

Jake Waters stopped on the front stretch to bring out a lap 13 caution.

Newlin and Hanson started a battle for second with Hanson taking over on lap 15 as Ken Duke moved forward to the fourth spot.

Hanson, using the high groove, put the Ort Racing 36 sprinter beside Adams but could not get past for the lead.

Adams won by .597 seconds over Hanson, Newlin, Duke, and Bard.

“I knew I was going to have to deal with Duke, sooner or later,” Adams said of the winner of the last two events at the speedway. “Each time the caution came out there was somebody different in second and I kept looking for him.”

305 sprint car heats went to Bard, Adams, and Kenny Heffner.

Brandon Moser grabbed the early lead in the pro stock feature followed by, Kyle Bachman, Corey Long, Shaun Lawton, and Jason Smith followed.

Moser opened a big lead as Bachman and Lawton battled for second.

Moser led the entire distance for his second consecutive win followed by Bachman, Lawton, John Schoch, and Corey Long.

The pro stock heat went to Corey Long.

Dustin Snook drove away from the traffic jam at the front of the roadrunner feature followed by Bob Bussey, Jake Jones, Will Brunson, and Tom Underwood.

Jones used a restart to draw even with Snook as Curtis Lawton joined the party. Jones slid into the lead on lap five as Snook and Lawton made contact Keith Bissinger challenged the pair.

Jones led the rest of the distance for his fourth win of the season over Snook, Lawton, Underwood and Smith Cope.

Snook and Jones were victorious in the roadrunner heats.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 10 August 2019
Late Models – 33 Entries
30-Lap A-Main: 1) 10M Jared Miley 2) 22 Gregg Satterlee 3) 24 Dylan Yoder 4) 66c Matt Cosner 5) 72 Jason Covert 6) 32 Shaun Jones 7) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 8) 31 Jim Bernheisel 9) 11 Austin Hubbard 10) 76 Andy Haus 11) 9 Hayes Mattern 12) 61 Ken Trevitz 13) 43a Tyler Bare 14) 6 Donnie Schick 15) 27 Jim Yoder 16) 11 Jason Schmidt 17) 46 Dan Green 18) F1 Coleby Frye 19) 74 Randy Christine 20) 2J Jeff Rine 21) 11 Marvin Winters 22) 26 Jerry Bard 23) 3 Tim Wilson 24) 1 Gene Knaub 25) 1W Billy Wampler
Heat Winners: Gregg Satterlee, Jared Miley, Gene Knaub, Dylan Yoder
B-Main Winner: Tim Wilson
Time Trials: 1) 72 Jason Covert 19.255 2) 10M Jared Miley 19.406 3) 22 Gregg Satterlee 19.411 4) F1 Coleby Frye 19.593 5) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 19.615 6) 66C Matt Cosner 19.652 7) 32 Shaun Jones 19.657 8) 11 Austin Hubbard 19.666 9) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.686 10) 9 Hayes Mattern 19.714 11) 1 Gene Knaub 19.748 12) 76 Andy Haus 19.871 13) 26 Jerry Bard 19.905 14) 43a Tyler Bare 19.945 15) 22 Brett Schadel 19.963 16) 11 Marvin Winters 19.983 17) 2J Jeff Rine 19.999 18) 1W Billly Wampler 20.051 19) 6 Donnie Schick 20.114 20) 74 Randy Christine 20.197 21) 31 Jim Bernheisel 20.241 22) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.276 23) 27 Jim Yoder 20.478 24) 3 Tim Wilson 20.569 25) 11 Jason Schmidt 20.590 26) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 20.606 27) 46 Dan Green 20.684 28) 59 Chad Julius 20.806 29) 63 Nathan Long 20.906 30) 121 Larry Neiderer 20.927 31) 11B Jake Buck 22.095 32) 14 Bill Conrad 22.523 33) 11B Jake Buck DNT
305 Sprint Cars– 25 Entries
20-Lap A-Main: 1) 99 Devin Adams 2) 36 Jaremi Hanson 3) 11 Zach Newlin 4) 67 Ken Duke 5) 95 Garrett Bard 6) 20 Doug Dobson 7) 17K Kyle Keen 8) 97 Kenny Heffner 9) 23 Nathan Gramley 10) 51 Dave Graber 11) 69 Landon Price 12) 71 Josh Spicer 13) 80 Dave Wickham 14) 79 Ian Cumens 15) 1Kruz Kepner 16) 2 Erin Statler 17) 56 Jake Frye 18) 24 Dan Leaper 19) 911 Mike Wenrick 20) 21M Cassandra Minium 21) 92 Dylan Proctor 22) 10 Jake Waters 23) 88 Fred Arnold 24) 107 Colton Hoover 25) 19B Will Brunson
Heat Winners: Garrett Bard, Devin Adams, Kenny Heffner
Pro Stocks – 6 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1) Brandon Moser 2) 99 Kyle Bachman 3) 92 Shaun Lawton 4) 89 John Schoch 5) 00 Cory Long 6) 28 Jason Smith
Heat Winners: Cory Long
Roadrunners – 16 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1) 7J Jake Jones 2) 15 Dustin Snook 3) 33 Curtis Lawton 4) 12 Tom Underwood 5) 1 Smith Cope 6) 3 Tom Brunson 7) 992 Terry Kramer 8) 2B Brian Mabus 9) 77 Scott Dunham 10) 44 Jim Collier 11) 28M Miranda Minium 12) 11 Keith Bissinger 13) K2 Jesse Krasnitsky 14) 14 Cory Lindenmuth 15) 76 Bob Bussey 16) 8 Will Brunson 17) 60 Jimmy Kessler
Heat Winners: Jake Jones, Dustin Snook

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT PROUDLY PRESENT, THUNDER ON THE HILL. . . . . .

AARON REUTZEL TO DEFEND GRANDVIEW TRACK RECORD WHEN ALL STAR SPRINTS CHASE THE HODNETT CUP THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 22

BECHTELSVILLE, PA AUGUST 10, 2019 Defending All Star Champion and current point leader Aaron Reutzel of Clute, TX will be in the field on Thursday night, August 22 when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to the Grandview Speedway. Reutzel holds the one lap track record at Grandview with a time of 11.243 established in August of 2018. That same night, Reutzel went on to the win the 35 lap 410 sprint All Star feature event at the one-third mile high-banked oval. Reutzel and many others will be looking for this win as they chase the prestigious Hodnett Cup, an actual trophy of Greg Hodnett that annually will honor one the all-time greats in sprint car racing. Hodnett, a nine time winner and six time Thunder Series Champion at Grandview Speedway lost his life in a racing mishap in September of 2018 in Central Pennsylvania. Joining the All Star Sprints will be the popular NASCAR 358 Modifieds in this always popular double-header. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

This big night of racing is presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, a full-service machine and truck shop as well as a custom fabrication shop located in nearby Fleetwood, PA just outside of Reading. Check out their full line of truck and trailer equipment, including snowplows, and salt spreaders. Or, to learn about their capabilities, including CNC machining, complete driveline service, MIG,TIG, and stick welding check out our web site at www.levanmachine.com.

Tickets for Thursday, August 22 are $30 for adults, $10 for children age 6 to 11, and free for kids under 5 and under. Pit admission is $35 and a license is not required. Advanced ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, thirty minutes before general admission tickets go on sale. Advanced tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please leave a message with your name, and the number of tickets you are requesting. You may pay for your tickets and pick them up on race night at the Will Call Window any time after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one half-hour prior to general admission tickets going on sale.

Joining Aaron Reutzel in the chase for the Hodnett Cup will be Dale Blaney of Hartford, OH, Cory Eliason of Visalia, CA, Paul MacMahan of Nashville, TN, Brock Zearfoss of Johnstown, PA and Greg Wilson of Benton Ridge, OH. Local favorites expected be in the hunt include Ryan Smith, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, Mark Smith, Alan Krimes, TJ Stutts and as we know from past events, there are often some surprise visitors.

The NASCAR Modifieds continue to play a key role in the Thunder on the Hill events and Thursday night, August 22 will be no different. The winningest driver in Thunder on the Hill history is Jeff Strunk, a fourteen time Thunder Series winner will be in the field along with Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach, Brett Kressley, Doug Manmiller, Billy Pauch and many others. The modifieds will completed in a series of qualifying events all leading up to the 30 lap, $3,000 to win feature event.

This event will mark the 136th NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event. For race fans making this their first visit to a Thunder on the Hill event, please take part in the FREE pre-race pit tours or watch warm-up from inside turn four with our Inside/Out program. Race fans are also invited to visit the pit area after the races to meet drivers, take photos and collect autographs. Gates open at 4:30 PM for advance ticket holders with general admission tickets going on sale at 5 PM. There are no reserved seats so race fans have a wide open selection of great seats in the entire grandstands.

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

 

 

World Of Outlaw Late Models Next Set to Invade Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Coming off a successful Living Legends Dream Race, Port Royal Speedway is off this weekend .

However, the ‘Speed Palace’ will return next Saturday, August 17th, for one of the most highly anticipated events of the year.

The Morton Buildings World of Outlaw Late Models Series, presented by River Valley Builders, will join the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars for a two division showdown.

The Late Models will compete in a 40-lap, $10,000 to win event that will be filled with some of the best drivers in the country, along with many of the Port Royal River Valley Builders Super Late Model series regulars.

Brandon Sheppard enters the event with a 230 point advantage in the series standings over Ricky Weiss and he has won an astonishing 15 times this season. Sheppard is a former event winner at Port Royal, picking up a win in 2017. Third in the standings is Shane Clanton (-256), Chase Junghans (-258) is in fourth and Darell Lanigan (- 268) makes up the top five.

Dylan Yoder leads the charge from the River Valley Builders local competitors vying for the upset of the traveling series and he currently holds a 350 point advantage over Andy Haus in the point stadings, with Jeff Rine (-570), Nick Dickson (--820) and Mike Lupfer (-1050) rounding out the top five.

Other past Outlaw Late Model winners at the track were Darrell Lanigan (2007), Clint Smith (2008) and Mike Marlar (2018).

In the Weikert’s Livestock Sprint Cars, A.J Flick comes into the weekend looking to back up his impressive $12,000 payday for winning the Dream Race.

The win was his first of the season at the Juniata oval and his second career triumph.

Defending track champion and 3-time winner this season, Logan Wagner, currently holds a 365 point advantage over second place Dylan Cisney. Flick (-635), TJ Stutts (- 645) and Blane Heimbach (-705) fill out the top five.

The Sprint Cars will be racing for $4000 and will take part in dual heats, where passing points will help set the feature events starting lineup.

Gates open at 4pm with racing to begin at 7pm.

Adult General Admission- $28

Student Admission (12-18) - $10

Pit Admission- $35

 

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 

 5 August 2019
Steve Inch

NORTHEAST ULTIMATE SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES $3,000 TO WIN SHOW PLUS
PASS/IMCA 305 SPRINT CARS, PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS AUGUST 10 AT SELINSGROVE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series will return to Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday, Aug. 10, in the 30-lap “Showdown on Sand Hill” paying $3,000 to win and $400 to start out of the $15,000-plus purse.

Joining the super late models will be the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars, pro stocks, and roadrunners on the racing card sponsored by Fairfield Chevrolet of Lewisburg.

Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.

The 305 sprint cars will compete in a 20-lap main event for the third time this season, while the pro stocks and roadrunners will race in 15- and 12-lap features, respectively.

Last year’s Northeast Ultimate sanctioned race was won by Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove. Yoder was also the fast qualifier over the 26-car field.

The Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models will also be featured in the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series ($2,500 to win) Aug. 24, Selinsgrove Ford/Ultimate Late Model Series Summer Spectacular ($4,000 to win) Sept. 1, and World of Outlaws Late Model Series 21st Annual National Open ($10,000 to win) Sept. 21.

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

Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series 30-Lap Main Event Purse: 1) $3,000 2) $1,500 3) $1,000 4) $800 5) $700 6) $600 7) $550 8) $525 9) $500 10) $475 11) $450 12) $425 13) $410 14-24) $400
Admission for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019: Adults $18; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES CONTINUES AT GRANDVIEW. . . . .

ALL STAR SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS RETURN TO THE HILL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, ANNUAL THUNDER CUP EVENT RE-NAMED TO HONOR GREG HODNETT

Bechtelsville, PA (August 5, 2019) – The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions return to Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 22 as part of the 30th Anniversary of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

At this event a commemorative ‘Hodnett Cup’ trophy will unveiled honoring 410 Sprint Car racing legend Greg Hodnett.

“Sherry Hodnett has generously offered us a trophy that Greg won in 2018,” Co-Promoter Bob Miller explained. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to salute Greg – he was a cornerstone of our 410 Sprint Car events, and we miss him in our pit area.”

The Hodnett Cup was fabricated from one of Greg’s many trophies, a base was added where names of future event winners will be engraved. As a perpetual trophy, it will be available on race day for Victory Lane celebration, the winner’s name will be added along with the event date, and the trophy will be on display year-round at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at the Latimore Valley Fairgounds.

Levan Machine and Truck Equipment present Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions for the nationally touring series’ fourth consecutive appearance at the Bechtelsville, PA oval. 410 Sprint Car drivers will compete in a 35 lap A-Main offering $5,000 to the winner, with $1,000 reserved for the tenth-place finisher and $500 to start the main event.

Defending race winner, Aaron Reutzel currently leads the All Star Sprint Car point standings having collected six wins this season.

Alongside the 410 Sprint Cars, will be the NASCAR 358 Modifieds – Grandview Speedway’s premier Saturday Night racing division. Modified competitors are racing 30 laps with a $3,000 jackpot awaiting the winner. This event is part of the season-long NASCAR point standings.

Tickets for Thursday, August 22 are $30 for adults, $10 for children age 6 to 11, and free for kids under 6. Pit admission is $35 and no license is required. Advanced ticket holder can access the general admission seating at 4:30 PM, thirty minutes before tickets go on sale.

Advanced tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. Guests can reserve tickets and pay for them the night of the event. Please leave a message with your name, and the number of tickets you are requesting.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM, with racing starting at 7:30 PM.

Greg Hodnett collected nine Thunder on the Hill Racing Series wins at the Grandview Speedway – sitting third on the all-time win list. Hodnett tragically lost his life in a racing accident at the BAPS Motor Speedway in September of 2018.

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 135 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.

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.

 

PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY

August 3, 2019

AJ FLICK WINS $12,000 IN LIVING LEGENDS DREAM RACE FOR THE SPRINT CARS
AND DYLAN YODER TOPS LATE MODELS

PORT ROYAL, PA - AJ Flick came out on top of a spectacular battle with
Jared Esh to win the Living Legends Dream Race for the Weikert’s
Livestock Sprint Cars Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.

Flick, of Apollo, Pa., earned the $10,000 base pay, plus $2,000 for
winning his semi-feature as well. Over $55,000 in purse money was
handed out to the Sprint cars -the largest in Pennsylvania for an
unsanctioned race.

In the 25-lap main event for the River Valley Builders Super Late
Models, it was point leader Dylan Yoder, of Middleburg, extending his
advantage with his third win of the season.

Esh had driven to the front and was in control of the 30-lap main
event when the red flag flew with 21 laps completed.

The teams were allowed to refuel and make small adjustments at this time.

Flick was in second for the restart and went after Esh. The two
drivers traded slide job after slide job at each end of the speedway.
Flick did nip Esh at the line for the lead at one point, but Esh kept
getting back around him.

Esh turned off the second turn cushion driving inside Flick securing
the lead off turn two, but another yellow flag and a right rear tire
going down was too much to overcome.

Flick got a great run off the turn two cushion and down the
backstretch blasting under Esh as they raced into turn three.

From there, it was all Flick as he drove away to the win. Esh was
trying to hold onto second. He lost the spot to Danny Dietrich and
then fended off Lance Dewease to finish third.

“We just won 12 grand, holy crap,” Flick said. “I wanted to win the
(Greg) Hodnett race more, but this makes up for some blown right rear
tires there’s no doubt about that. With the tire issues we’ve had, I
tried to pace myself. I didn’t want to lose a tire or a racecar. The
crew came out on the red and told me all the tires were fine. I knew I
could go after it.”

Flick needed some good racing luck to go along with his fast racecar.

“This is amazing,” Flick said. “We’ve been so close so many times. I
didn’t want to be a one hit wonder. For it to come on a night like
this and the way we were able to do it. It means so much. I know so
much of it is luck, but we’ve got a good enough racecar and the team
is confident enough right now that we’re able to put the pieces
together when we need to.”

Esh was coming off his first career Port Royal win two weeks ago.

“So close,” Esh said. “We tried to air it up and take the bleeders
out so it didn’t bleed any air out of it. We hoped for the best. I
thought we were going to be okay until that other caution. The heat
would have kept it up, but with that caution we ran around there for a
little bit. As we were getting towards the end there, I was getting
tighter and tighter and I could feel it rolling over and I was just
trying to hold on.”

“That was a fun race,” Esh continued. “Kudos to (AJ). He’s had the
same uphill battle we’ve had with tires. That was cool to see him get
a win, but 10 grand would have been awesome. When you can still get a
good finish, keep it in one piece, and have some fun racing, you can’t
beat that.”

Polesittter TJ Stutts got the early lead as fifth starter Esh quickly
moved into second.

Stutts began lapping cars with Esh closing quickly. They were racing
around the top and were close in turns one and two as they tried to
lap cars.

Esh ducked under Stutts entering turn three sliding into the lead.
Stutts spun out in turn four bringing out the yellow.

Flick started third, but dropped to fifth in the early laps. He was
back up to third for the restart and passed Blane Heimbach for second.
Seventh starter Danny Dietrich raced into third.

Heimbach went back after Dietrich and they swapped third place at both
ends of the track before Dietrich secured it.

Esh had a straight away lead with 12 laps completed as the leaders all
raced around a very fast cushion. Logan Wagner was up to fourth from
13th starting spot and Lance Dewease into fifth from 15th.

Esh’s lead was 1.676 seconds at the half-way point.

Wagner caught Dietrich and they threw sliders at each other in the
corners as well with Wagner taking over third.

Esh led Flick by 1.770 with Wagner, Dietrich and Dewease following
with 10 to go.

The red flag stopped the race with nine laps left. Cory Haas blew a
tire on the frontstretch and Tyler Reeser drove over some of the
debris causing him to lose control and hit the end of the wall at the
turn one track exit. All drivers were okay.

Teams were allowed to refuel and make minor adjustments at this time.

“Phil (Long) made a good call for giving the car a little bit more
drive,” Flick said. “Everything worked well.”

Esh and Flick’s wild battle for the lead ensued.

Esh controlled the restart, Flick ducked under him in turn three. They
were side-by-side off turn four down the frontstretch with Flick
leading the lap. Esh took the lead back with a turn one slider as
Wagner watched closely from third. They traded the lead again in three
and four. Esh led again as Flick tried another slider. Esh turned down
off the turn two cushion securing the lead for the moment and went low
into turn three taking Flick’s line away.

A yellow interrupted the incredible battle with six laps to go.

Flick got a great run off turn two and drove by Esh entering turn
three. Flick was gone from there as Esh tried to hold onto second.

Wagner tried a slider on Esh with Dietrich right there. Esh turned
down off the cushion again driving between Wagner and Dietrich. Wagner
lost some momentum in the chaos as Dietrich got by Esh for second.

Flick’s final margin of victory was 1.5 seconds over Dietrich with Esh
holding onto third with a right rear tire going flat. Dietrich earned
$5,600 and Esh earned $4,000.

Dewease and Wagner completed the top five. Heimbach, Landon Myers,
Steve Buckwalter, Mike Wagner and TJ Stutts rounded out the top 10.

Joey Gravino (Sprint cars) and Ken Dickson (Late Models) were honored
this year Living Legends.

Dietrich set quick time over the 32-car field with a lap of 15.750.

In the first 16-lap semi-feature, it was Flick scoring the $2,000 win.
Myers, Stutts, Dietrich and Dylan Cisney completed the top five. Haas,
Wagner, Dewease, Jeff Miller and Nicole Bower rounded out the top 10.
These drivers locked into the main event with the top three redrawing.

In the second 16-lap semi-feature, Esh passed Heimbach for the lead as
they raced under the white flag. He led the final lap for the win.
Heimbach, Justin Whittall, Buckwalter and Reeser completed the top
five. Mike Wagner, Mark Smith, Ryan Taylor, Tyler Bear and Dan Shetler
rounded out the top 10.

Smith won the B-main after ducking back into the pits before the
second semi started and then tagging the rear. Rick Lafferty was the
25th starter after receiving the fan vote.

Living Legends Dream Race Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. AJ Flick.
2. Danny Dietrich. 3. Jared Esh. 4. Lance Dewease. 5. Logan Wagner. 6.
Blane Heimbach. 7. Landon Myers. 8. Steve Buckwalter. 9. Mike Wagner.
10. TJ Stutts. 11. Dylan Cisney. 12. Dan Shetler. 13. Justin Whittall.
14. Nicole Bower. 15. Rick Lafferty. 16. Trenton Sheaffer. 17. Ryan
Taylor. 18. Tyler Bear. 19. Cory Haas. 20. Jeff Halligan. 21. Jeff
Miller. 22. Tyler Reeser. 23. Mark Smith. 24. Ryan Smith. 25. Anthony
Macri.

Did Not Qualify: Kyle Smith, Kody Lehman, Ryan Linder, Daryl
Stimeling, Tyler Walton, Dave Blaney, Dustin Baney.

Jeff Rine started on the pole and raced into the lead to start the
25-lap main event for the super late models. Point leader Dylan Yoder
was quickly into second with Andy Haus third.

Rine controlled the pace with Yoder slowly closing. Yoder tried the
bottom lane to get around Rine, but couldn’t get quite enough drive
off the corners.

With Yoder working under him, Rine began to move around the race track
and found some speed.

Yoder’s car continued to get fast and after following Rine around the
top, they were side-by-side down the backstretch and into the third
turn. Yoder came out on top as they raced off turn four completing lap
18 as the leader.

He pulled away from there as Andy Haas took second from Rine over the
final laps.

Yoder won by 2.738 seconds earning $2,500 for the victory and has a
big 350-point lead in the standings over second place finisher Haus.

“This thing is a lot of fun to drive,” Yoder said. “I got into the
wall a couple times, but luckily everything held together. Rine left
me just enough room to squeeze around the outside. Once he moved up,
he was pretty quick and I didn’t know if I’d be able to get him. He
tried the middle one time and I had a good run and got around him. He
always races me clean and I try to do the same back.”

Rine, Michael Norris and Chad Myers completed the top five. Tim Smith
Jr., Gary Stuhler, Nick Dickson, Mike Lupfer and Gene Knaub rounded
out the top 10.

Heat races for the 20 late models were won by Rine and Lupfer.

Late Model Feature (25 laps): 1. Dylan Yoder. 2. Andy Haus. 3. Jeff
Rine. 4. Michael Norris. 5. Chad Myers. 6. Tim Smith Jr. 7. Gary
Stuhler. 8. Nick Dickson. 9. Mike Lupfer. 10. Gene Knaub. 11. Roy
Deese. 12. Austin Berry. 13. Tim Wilson. 14. Rand Garlock. 15. Dillan
Stake. 16. Billy Wampler. 17. Cory Lawler. 18. Chad Julius. 19. Jason
Schmidt. 20. Chris Casner.

 

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

KYLE MOODY LANDS IN VICTORY LANE AGAIN IN 2019; Doug Hammaker Earns 12th Career Victory; Wes Brown Wins Diz Dean Memorial for the Classic Cars

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 10 (7:30pm) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Saturday, August 17 (7:30pm) Valley Supply 30 for 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints | York County Racing Club Night

Saturday, August 24 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions | 410 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Abbottstown, PA (August 3, 2019) – Kyle Moody is no stranger to victory lane but going into Saturday night he was still looking for his first multi-win season. Moody started on the pole of the 25-lap feature and got out to the lead with Tim Glatfelter running second.

Adam Wilt got under Glatfelter coming out of turn 2 for second and made a run for the lead but Moody held him off. Chase Dietz was up to third on lap 2 from his fifth starting position. Wilt was still challenging Moody for the lead while Brandon Rahmer went to work on Glatfelter for fourth. Rahmer took the spot after passing Glatfelter on the back stretch.

Dietz got around Wilt coming out of turn 4 on lap 3 to take second. Dietz started reeling Moody in. Chad Trout got by Glatfelter for fifth and went to work on Rahmer. Moody entered lapped traffic on lap 6.

The red flag lap came out on lap 8 for an incident in turn 4 involving Clint Ide.

Moody led the field on the restart with Dietz, Wilt, Rahmer and Trout lined up behind him.

Rahmer got to the outside of Wilt on the restart for third but Wilt took the spot back at the line. Brian Montieth battled Trout for fifth with Montieth getting the spot out of turn 2. Montieth found some speed and started to track down Rahmer.

Moody encountered lapped traffic again on lap 14 just as the caution comes out. This time it was for Jay Galloway who spun in turn 2.

Moody led the field again for the single-file restart. This time with Dietz, Wilt, Rahmer and Montieth lined up behind him.

Dietz tried the bottom on the restart and got a good run off of turn 2. Dietz dove low in turns 3 and 4 and nearly took the spot but Moody beat him back to the line.

Montieth by Rahmer for fourth on lap 16. It didn’t take Montieth long to catch Wilt and go to work on him for third.

Moody caught lapped traffic one more time with five laps to go. Montieth took third from Wilt coming out of turn 4 on lap 21.

The yellow came out on lap 21 for Billy Dietrich who came to a stop in turn 4. Dietrich was back at the track in his #8 for the first time since 2017. Dietrich was running in the top 10 when his night ended early.

Moody led Dietz, Montieth, Wilt and Rahmer on the restart with four laps to go.

Dietz was holding off Montieth for second. Wilt dove under Montieth on lap 23 in turns 3 and 4 to take third but Montieth held the spot.

Moody took the checkered flag and beat Dietz to the line by 1.547 seconds. Montieth held on to finish third. Wilt finished fourth and Rahmer completed the top five.

Heat race winners were Brandon Rahmer, Kyle Moody and Tim Glatfelter.

Troy Wagaman Jr. who has been successful in the 358 division at the track, made his 410 Sprint division debut on Saturday night. Wagaman was the fastest car during hot laps with a lap of 13.392 seconds. Wagaman finished fifth in his heat and ended this night with an eleventh-place finish in the feature.

Doug Hammaker Earns 12th Career Victory

Wyatt Hinkle started on the pole and led the field on the first lap with Alyson Dietz settling into second.

Dylan Norris and Cody Fletcher battled for fifth with Doug Hammaker joining them from his seventh starting spot.

Fletcher took third on lap 3 and reeled in Dietz to take second on the next lap coming out of turn 2.

Race leader, Hinkle, was pulling away from the field while a three-car battle for third ensued between Hammaker, Dietz and CJ Tracy.

The red flag came out on lap 5 for Dietz who crashed in turn 2 after contact with Hammaker.

The field saw another red flag on the restart for Hinkle, who was still leading, as he got high in turns 3 and 4 and flipped.

Fletcher inherited the lead with Hammaker, Tracy, Todd Rittenhouse Jr. and Matt Findley lined up behind him for the restart.

Fletcher went low and Hammaker went high going into turn 1 on the restart. Hammaker had the advantage out of turn 2 but Fletcher led going into 3 and 4. Hammaker took the lead at the flag stand.

Jordan Strickler brought out the caution flag on lap 7 when he stopped on the back stretch.

Hammaker held the lead on the restart with Rittenhouse moving up to third. Rittenhouse tracked down Fletcher and got him coming out of turn 4 to take third on lap 10.

Hammaker entered lapped traffic on lap 13.

Three cars battled for second. Rittenhouse, Fletcher and Tracy all wanted the position. Once Rittenhouse held off Fletcher and Tracy, he and Hammaker pulled away from the rest of the field.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 13 in front of the leaders. Dylan Orwig got turned around in turn 4.

Hammaker led the field to the cone for the restart and held on to win the 20-lap feature by 1.201 seconds over Rittenhouse. Fletcher crossed the line third. Tracy finished fourth and Steve Owings rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Dylan Norris, Doug Hammaker and Alyson Dietz.

Wes Brown Wins Diz Dean Memorial for the Classic Cars

Wes Brown started on the pole of the 20-lap Diz Dean Memorial. Brown took the lead when the green flag dropped with Jimmy Combs running wheel to wheel with the leader before falling back to second.

Chad Stine was running third with Joe Brown and Charlie Summers battling for fourth behind him.

Lap 4 saw the caution come out for Lance Grove who rejoined the field. Stine’s night ended under caution with mechanical issues.

Wes Brown held the lead on the restart with Summers moving into third.

Joe Brown and Neal Reamer battled for fourth with Reamer taking the spot-on lap 6.

Reamer then challenged Summers for third.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 7 for Grove who spun around in turn 2.

Brown held onto the lead again on the restart. Joe Brown was all over Reamer to take fourth back when the caution came out again on lap 9 for Steve Cantwell Jr. who spun out in turn 1.

Combs stuck his nose under Brown for the lead going into turn 1 on the restart but Brown held onto the top spot.

Reamer and Joe Brown continued to jockey for position with Brown taking fourth. Reamer took the spot back on lap 11 coming out of turn 2.

While running second, Combs spun around after contact with Summers in turn 2 but never stopped so he was able to keep his position. Dylan Brown got collected in the spin out and Joe Brown headed to the pits after getting collected as well.

After the melee in turn 2 Wes Brown, Combs, Jim Rost, Mike Smith, Ron Grove and Steve Cantwell Jr. lined up to restart with 4 laps to go.

Wes Brown took the checkered flag with Combs holding onto second. Rost crossed the line third. Smith finished fourth and Grove completed the top five.

Wes Brown and Roland Brown were the heat race winners.

This Saturday, August 10, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and Mid-Atlantic Modifieds. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 3, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 99-Kyle Moody ($3,500); 2. 75-Chase Dietz; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 11. 19W-Troy Wagaman; 12. 73B-Brett Michalski; 13. 90-Jordan Givler; 14. 27G-Jay Galloway; 15. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 16. 87S-George Suprick (DNF); 17. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. (DNF); 18. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 19. 3-Clint Ide (DNF); 20. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF); 21. 16-Matt Campbell (DNS)

Lap Leader – Kyle Moody (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 90-Jordan Givler; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 27G-Jay Galloway; 7. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 99-Kyle Moody; 2. 75-Chase Dietz; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 2-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 6. 87-George Suprick; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 3-Clint Ide; 7. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 4-Doug Hammaker ($1,100); 2. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 21-CJ Tracy; 5. 35-Steve Owings; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 41B-Tyler Ross; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 10. 38-Brett Strickler; 11. 44-Dylan Norris; 12. 99-Zachary Cool; 13. 10-Zach Euculano; 14. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 15. 2-Denny Gross; 16. 5A-Zachary Allman; 17. 34-Mark VanVorst; 18. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 19. 38S-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 20. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); 21. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 22. 22T-Matt Boland (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Wyatt Hinkle (1-5) & Doug Hammaker (6-20)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 6. 34-Mark VanVorst; 7. 99-Zachary Cool; 8. 2-Denny Gross (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 2. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 3. 21C-CJ Tracy; 4. 38-Brett Strickler; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 6. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 50-Alyson Dietz; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 5A-Zachary Allman; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 38S-Jordan Strickler

Classic Cars:

Classic Cars 4th Annual Dizzy Dean Memorial Feature Finish (20 laps) - 1. 86-Wes Brown; 2. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 3. 2-Jim Rost; 4. 100-Mike Smith; 5. 09-Ron Grove; 6. 20-Steve Cantwell Jr.; 7. 07-Charlie Summers (DNF); 8. 73-Neal Reamer (DNF); 9. 89-Joe Brown (DNF); 10. 9-Dylan Brown (DNF); 11. 56-Lance Grove (DNF); 12. 19-Chad Stine (DNF); 13. 87-Roland Brown (DNF); 14. 59-Sharon Unitas (DNS)

Lap Leader: Wes Brown (1-20)

Classic Cars Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 86-Wes Brown; 2. 07-Charlie Summers; 3. 89-Joe Brown; 4. 9-Dylan Brown; 5. 100-Mike Smith; 6. 56-Lance Grove; 7. 59-Sharon Unitas (DNF)

Classic Cars Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 87-Roland Brown; 2. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 3. 19-Chad Stine; 4. 73-Neal Reamer; 5. 2-Jim Rost; 6. 09-Ron Grove; 7. 20-Steve Cantwell Jr.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

3 August 2019 Steve Williams

KISSINGER SCORES SECOND 360 SPRINT CAR VICTORY OF SEASON; DEFENDING LATE MODEL CHAMP BERNHEISEL GETS FIRST WIN OF YEAR; MOSER & BRUNSON TAKE PRO STOCK & ROADRUNNER CHECKERS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. Ryan Kissinger of Bloomsburg found something in the top groove of the fast and smooth Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night to win his second 360 sprint car race of the season. Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon found the fast lane around the top too and used it for his first win of the year in the super late model main event.

Kissinger earned $2,000 for his fifth career sprint car win at the track behind the wheel of the Sunbury Motors Ford-powered No. 66. For Bernheisel, the $2,500 victory was his ninth career at the Snyder County oval.

Middleburg drivers Brandon Moser and Will Brunson won the 15-lap pro stock and 12-lap roadrunner features, respectively.

Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, with the Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series, PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Fairfield Chevrolet Night. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Thomas Radivoy rocketed to the lead of the sprint car race over Jake Hummel, Ryan Kissinger, Adam Carberry and Kyle Reinhardt. On the next lap Kissinger blew by Radivoy and Carberry followed into third. The caution flew on lap three when Mike Walter slowed on the speedway.

Carberry used the restart to take second and Jason Shultz to third.

Kissinger looked unstoppable until the final lap when the red flag came out. David Quackenbush flipped wildly end over end and out of the speedway in turn four. Quackenbush was uninjured.

Kissinger took off after the restart with Schultz shooting to the inside of turn one. Shultz tried again in turn three but Kissinger held on for his second win of the season. Reinhardt, Derek Locke and Cody Keller were the top five finishers.

“I knew I could run the top wide open with very little brake,” Kissinger said. “When Schultz and Reinhardt are on your tail you have to hit everything just right.”

Sprint car heats were won by Carberry and Hummel.

Brett Schadel starting on the front row was the early late model feature leader. Hayes Mattern, Bryan Bernheisel, Donnie Schick, and Kenny Trevitz followed.

Jake Buck stopped on the track on lap two and the yellow came out slowing the field.

Mattern tested Schadel on the restart trading paint in the fourth turn. Lapped traffic soon came into play with Mattern getting beside Schadel but he was able to hold on to the lead.

Schadel again hit lapped traffic with ten to go but this time things went smoother and he cleared it quickly.

Danny Snyder slowed in turn four bringing out the caution again.

Bryan Bernheisel executed a picture perfect slide job to take the lead on the restart in turn one but the race again stalled on lap 22 when Meade Hahn, Jim Bernheisel and Trevitz got together in the first turn after Bernheisel’s engine reportedly blew and the others spun in the oil.

Mattern pulled up beside Schadel and tried to get by when the pair touched leaving Schadel backward in the fourth turn. Schadel was able to continue.

Mattern tried a slider on the restart, got high allowing Schick and Frye to get by. “I tried to run him clean but we may have made some contact,” Bernheisel said. “It’s way too late for this to be the first win of the season.”

Bernheisel took his first win of the season over Schick, Frye, Trevitz and Mattern.

Late model heats went to, Bryan Bernheisel, Trevitz and Mattern.

Kyle Bachman blasted to the lead in the pro stock race followed by Shaun Lawton, Brandon Moser, Corey Long, and AJ Stroup.

Moser slid to the outside getting by Lawton and Bachman for the lead on the second lap. As Lawton and Bachman battled for second, Moser took off. Action slowed on lap seven when Lawton rolled to a stop on the backstretch.

Moser and Bachman took off on the restart with Bachman testing the high side of the speedway but it was Moser picking up the win. Bachman, Long, John Schoch and Jason Smith rounded out the top five.

The pro stock heat was won by Moser.

Dustin Snook led the first lap of the roadrunner race with Keith Bissinger on his tail. Will Brunson, Smith Cope, and Brad Mitch were in tow.

Brunson took second when Bissinger tried an outside pass and slid high. Bissinger and Snook made contact in turn four and Brunson slid through the middle for the lead. Curtis Lawton spun and brought out the yellow.

Bissinger continued to stalk Brunson but soon had to contend with Mitch on his tail. Smith Cope and Snook spun in turn two bringing out the caution again.

Mitch took over second on the restart and was all over Brunson. The pair exchanged slide jobs at both ends of the track. Coming for the checkered flag Mitch’s car slowed and stopped on the speedway.

Mitch and Snook won the roadrunner heats.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 3 AUGUST 2019 360 Sprint Cars – 17 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 66 Ryan Kissiner 2) 29 Jason Shultz 3) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 4) 47 Adam Carberry 5) 99K Cody Keller 6) 77 Derek Locke 7) 19 Colby Womer 8) 1Q Thomas Radivoy 9) 76 Mallie Shuster 10) 10 Joe Kata 11) 07 Curt Stroup 12) 1 Jake Hummel 13) 91 David Quackenbush 14) 17 Jason Wagner 15) 33W Michael Walter 16) 20 Jim Shuster 17) 67 Mike Yonkoskie Heat Winners: Adam Carberry, Jake Hummel Late Model – 21 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 2) 6 Donnie Schick 3) 0 Coleby Frye 4) 61 Ken Trevitz 5) 9 Hayes Mattern 6) 24 Jim Yoder 7) 63 Nathan Long 8) 22 Brett Schadel 9) 46 Dan Green 10) 19 Drew Weiser 11) 31 Denny Superko 12) 25 Kody Lyter 13) 171 Jim Bernheisel 14) 26 Jerry Bard 15) 7M Meade Hahn 16) 21M Matt Murphy 17) 4S Danny Snyder 18) 11 Jake Buck 19) 1T Tim Murphy 20) 6 Nathan Herman 21) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. Heat Winners: Bryan Bernheisel, Kenny Trevitz, Hayes Mattern Pro Stocks – 8 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 8M Brandon Moser 2) 99B Kyle Bachman 3) 00 Cory Long 4) 89 John Schoch 5) 28 Jason Smith 6) 26 AJ Stroup 7) 92 Shaun Lawton 8) 69 Noah Kissinger Heat Winner: Brandon Moser Roadrunners – 17 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 8 Will Brunson 2) 7 Jake Jones 3) 11 Keith Bissinger 4) 992 Terry Kramer 5) 14 Cory Lindenmuth 6) 2B Brian Mabus 7) 12 Tom Underwood 8) 60 Jimmy Kessler 9) 29 Josh Bender 10) 1 Smith Cope 11) 28 Miranda Minium 12) 33 Curtis Lawton 13) 77 Scott Dunham 14) 10M Brad Mitch 15) 15 Hunter Shelley 16) 15 Dustin Snook 17) 3 Tom Brunson Heat Winners: Brad Mitch, Dustin Snook

 

World Of Outlaws Late Models Next At Williams Grove Speedway

No Racing August 9

8/4/19

Mechanicsburg – After a week off with no racing on August 9, Williams Grove Speedway will return on Friday, August 16 at 7:30 pm with a treat for super late model fans when the World of Outlaws Morton Building Late Models invade.

The World of Outlaws Morton Building Late Models will compete against local late model stars in a 40 lap main event paying $10,000 to win.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars are also on the August 16 racing program.

Adult general admission is set at $28 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

The World of Outlaws Late Models tour will be make its return to the track for the first time since it first raced there, in the series inaugural event anywhere, some 31 years ago.

It was April 22, 1988 when Springfield, Missouri’s Larry Phillips scored the big win at Williams Grove Speedway.

Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Illinois, has been the dominant driver on the World of Outlaws Late Models tour this season.

To date, Sheppard has piled up 15 circuit wins aboard his Mark Richard Racing No. 1 Rocket machine.

The 26-year old midwesterner has a more than 200 point lead in series points over rookie Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, Canada.

Other winners on the tour this season have been Shane Clanton, Chase Junghans, Brian Shirley, Brandon Overton, Mike Norris, Tim McCreadie, Johnathan Davenport, Chris Madden and Jimmy Owens.

York’s Rick Eckert has won the two super late model programs held at Williams Grove already this season.

The 410 sprints will compete in a full program of heats and a 25-lap feature paying $4,080 to win on August 16.

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.

 

 

Rahmer Claims Billy Kimmel Memorial At Williams Grove Friday

8/2/19

Mechanicsburg – Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville won the Billy Kimmel Memorial for 410 sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking $3,800 for his fourth oval win of the season.

Alan Krimes and Chad Trout won the heat races and shared the front row for the 25-lap main event.

Trout grabbed the lead at the drop of the green but Krimes shot by him off of turn two, taking over the top spot.

Freddie Rahmer then moved into second and Cory Haas into third.

The yellow flag flew with four laps completed for track point leader Danny Dietrich as his car was sitting the wrong direction against the third turn fence with a flat left rear tire and other damage.

Dietrich was towed to the pits and he was done for the night.

Rahmer ducked inside of Krimes in turn one on the restart but Krimes’momentum off of the cushion kept him out front and then Cory Haas challenged Rahmer for second in the third corner but to no avail.

The yellow flag again unfurled with seven laps completed.

Krimes again controlled the restart and pulled away from Rahmer, Haas and Kyle Moody as they blasted around the cushion.

In traffic, Krimes had to duck off of the cushion to miss the slower car of Barry Shearer entering turn three and Rahmer was then able to close at the halfway point.

Krimes then again had to go low to lap a car in turns three and four as did Rahmer while still keeping pace with the leader with eight laps to go.

Rahmer tried the low side in turns three and four on lap 18 and apparently liked what he found in the low groove because at the other end of the track on lap 19 he ducked low on Krimes entering turn one and slid in front of him to take the lead.

Once in front, Rahmer quickly pulled away to a comfortable advantage and was firmly in control when a two-car tangle on the frontstretch between Anthony Macri and Robbie Kendall as they raced for position inside the top 10 brought out the red flag.

Due to the severity of the accident, the race was called official with 23 laps complete and Rahmer was declared the winner over Krimes, Cory Haas, Brian Montieth and Kyle Moody.

Chad Trout, Rodney Westhafer, Jeff Halligan, Kody Lehman and TJ Stutts rounded out the top 10.

The 25-lap 358 sprint feature was postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Twin 358 sprint heats went to Doug Hammaker and Dylan Norris.

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


Feature finish:

8/2/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Freddie Rahmer, 2. Alan Krimes, 3. Cory Haas, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Kyle Moody, 6. Chad Trout, 7. Rodney Westhafer, 8. Jeff Halligan, 9. Kody Lehman, 10. TJ Stutts, 11. Robbie Kendall, 12. Anthony Macri, 13. Rick Lafferty, 14. Kyle Abrahims, 15. Barry Shearer, 16. Jordan Givler, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Danny Dietrich, 19. Adrian Shaffer, 20. Chris Arnold

 

 

Joe Gravino- Your 2019 Sprint Car Living Legends Dream Race Honoree

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Legend- An extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field

Over the years, many of legends have passed through the Central Pennsylvania racing scene. Most of them have been honored at the Port Royal Speedway in the 12 Living Legends Dream Race’s that have been held since 2007.

Keith Kauffman, Greg Hodnett, Lynn Paxton and Jim Nace to name a few. All these drivers won races all over the country. Some of them are National Sprint Car Hall of Famer’s. Many of them fill up the record books in the history of “The Speed Palace”.

But along with those drivers, there are also what I like to refer as the everyday legends. The guys who worked nine-to-five jobs and used the little money they made to get to the track. The driver’s who hand painted their cars and who often were just a car in the field.

They were never racing for national acclaim and they would never taste the success many of their peers would. No big paychecks and no fame and fortune. They were just racing because they loved it and whether they won the race or didn’t qualify, it was about the sport and the fans.

If you were not a regular fan or a faithful follower, you might not even know they existed outside of the friendly confines of the Speedway.

Joe Gravino is one of those drivers. Always steady and always fast, but never exactly reaching the peek of the sport. A Body and Paint shop owner by day, Sprint Car driver by Saturday night.

When the word legend gets thrown around, by definition, Gravino likely is not the first person that comes to mind. But in the hearts of the fans and his fellow drivers, he is.

This is why Port Royal Speedway is proud to honor Gravino as the 2019 Sprint Car representative at the 13th Annual Living Legends Dream Race Saturday night.

“I honestly thought to myself, they really must be running out of people to celebrate,” said Gravino jokingly. “I had a long career and I ran pretty decent up there, but I never was the guy who sat the racing world on fire. It’s really cool that they are doing this for a guy like me.”

Sitting 37th on the career win list at the Speedway, Gravino captured 10-career victories at the Juniata County oval. Perhaps his biggest career victory came in 1989 when he picked up the opening day checkered flag.

Not too bad for a guy who got his start in racing motorcycles in 1968. After a few years of competing on 2-wheels, Gravino went to 4-wheels and into the Super Sportsman ranks at the Silver Springs Speedway with his good friend Maynard Yingst in 1972.

Five years later in 1977 he decided to make the move to 410-Sprint Cars. Running his own operation, fans grew to recognize his yellow Polaris sponsored #28. He didn’t have a ton of sponsors and help, but he had a drive to win and succeed.

“Back then money was hard to come by and we made do with the help we had.” Said Gravino. “We had a local Polaris distributor on the car and Harold Hank would help me. But being the relative unknown I was, we couldn’t get big sponsors and we only really ran one night a week.”

One night, Gravino decided to venture to the Port Royal Speedway instead of his regular stomping grounds of Selinsgrove Speedway. A bit smaller than Selinsgrove, but carrying just as much speed, he fell in love with the track.

He also fell in love with the fans.

“I came out to Port Royal one night at the insistence of my buddy Mitch Smith and I just fell in love with the place,” said Gravino. “The management treated me great, but the fans really are what stood out. Some of my fondest memories were of them meeting me in victory lane and getting pictures.”

While he did win races over time, the biggest thorn in his attempts at track success was Keith Kauffman. A multi-time Track Champion and the all-time leading feature winner in the history of the Port Royal Speedway, Kauffman was the man to beat. And Gravino relished every opportunity to best his nemesis.

“I think I finished second in the points four years in a row thanks to Keith and if he hadn’t been there, I think we’d have won quite a bit more,” said Gravino with a slight chuckle. “We didn’t win a whole lot, but when we did, the first question out of my mouth was ‘Where did Keith finish’? I loved beating him when we could.”

One of his favorite accomplishments came at the famed Williams Grove Speedway. Due to a busy work schedule and limited funds, Gravino rarely ran 2-nights a week. But when the opportunity presented itself, Gravino loved running at ‘The Grove’. He was recently reminded that he once won 2 weeks in a row at the Mechanicsburg, Pa. speedway. With 3-career victories there and limited track time, it was something that brought him a lot of joy to go back-to-back.

“I didn’t run at Williams Grove very often. Financially I just couldn’t do it two nights a week,” said Gravino. “To get one win there ever is a big deal. So, to get two in a row is something I’m really proud of. My name is in the record books and that’s something I’ll remember forever.”

In 1987 Gravino moved on from racing his own equipment and he teamed up once again with Maynard Yingst for 2-years. It was a bit of a full-circle moment for Gravino and it was nice to be able to drive for an owner and not handle all the bills and stress of owning a car.

Yingst got out of owning a car after 1988 and Gravino moved over to a few more short-lived rides. Ironically it was a young upstart named Lance Dewease who replaced him in his final season of driving in 1990 in a number 4 car with owners from New Jersey. Dewease won the Living Legends race in 2018 and recently was inducted into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

“I always have said they went from bad to great,” said Gravino of Dewease. “I still read the paper and see his name as the guy sitting in victory lane, so I’d say they made the right move after all these years.”

Gravino left the Sprint Car world to return to working in his body and paint shop in Pennbrook, Pa. He rarely attends the races anymore, but still has various pictures from his career on the walls and an old driver’s suit that was burned up after a motor failure at Port Royal.

The last time he visited a track was in 2017 at Port Royal and he was amazed at the progress of the track and how far it has come since his days of racing.

“A lot has changed. I mean honestly it’s a completely different place then what I remember,” said Gravino. “What they have done is truly special and they have turned the speedway into a national treasure.”

But while the place looks different, it still feels like home. He’s looking forward to coming back for the night and talking with old friends and seeing familiar faces form the past. He’s most excited about seeing the fans.

“The last time I was there I was sitting in the bleachers in turn four and a lady looked over and said ‘Oh my, you’re Joe Gravino’,” laughed Gravino. “I couldn’t believe she recognized me and that’s really cool to know I made an impact.”

At 74 years old, Gravino doesn’t have the itch to return to racing. He’s put that part of his life to rest and he’s enjoying life living in Dauphin, Pa. But for one night, Gravino will get to take a trip down memory lane and return to glory in victory lane, this time as a Living Legend.

“I don’t know that I’m really worthy of all this recognition, but I really do appreciate it,” said Gravino. “It’s going to be nice to tell some stories, see some people and just enjoy a night at the track surrounded around the people who made this all possible.”

“One thing you never forget is the people you meet in racing. I’m looking forward to catching up with people I have not seen in years and reliving the good old days. I can’t say thank you enough and this means a lot.”

 

 

Port Royal Living Legends Dream Race This Weekend- Largest Un-Sanctioned Sprint Car Purse in Pennsylvania

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- It’s the 13th Annual Living Legends Dream Race at the Port Royal Speedway!

The Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builder’s Super Late Models will compete with a grand total $70,000 purse available between the two-divisions and many contingency sponsor prizes as well.

This year’s honorees will be Joe Gravino on the Sprint Car side and Ken Dickson on the Late Model side.

Gravino is most known by speedway regulars for his yellow Polaris sponsored #28 and has 10 career victories at the Juniata County oval, including an opening day win at the speedway in 1989.

Dickson has 54 career victories at the speedway, second only to Scotty Haus. Dickson’s son Nick Dickson is a frequent competitor in the Super Model division at the speedway and picked up a win earlier in the season.

The first ever Dream Race was held in 2007, where Sean Michael triumphed in a very popular and emotional win driving for the late Jim Nace in his #6 Sprint Car. Since then, Greg Hodnett (2), Cody Darrah, Chad Layton, Blane Heimbach, Ryan Taylor, Brent Marks, Rick Lafferty and most recently Lance Dewease have won the annual event. The win last year was Dewease’s second in the race.

For the 410 Sprint Cars there will be an entire purse totaling nearly $55,000 with the 30-lap feature winner guaranteed $10,000 and the track paying $500 to start. The main event will pay over $35,000 throughout the field. The total purse is the largest un-sanctioned purse in Pennsylvania as of this weekend.

As traditional there will also be twin 16-lap semi mains carrying full purses as well that will help set the field for the A-Main. Winners will earn $2,000 for their efforts, $200 to start and nearly $10,000 making up the purse for each Semi.

Time trials will set the semi lineups with an inversion draw. Odd and even qualifiers will split into the semi-mains with the top 10 from each semi advancing to the A-Main. The top 3 from each semi will go into inversion draw as well.

There will also be a $100 fast time award presented by Packer’s Concessions for each semi, hard charger awards presented by York County Racing Club in both semi’s, along with three $200 bonuses in the A-Main’s selected from the 11th-25th place finishers. Fans will have a chance to play a part in the night as well as they will be voting for the 25th place starter in the A-Main. To be eligible for the fan vote, drivers must finish the B-Main and be a non-qualifier. Longtime promoter and racing announcer Ted Reitz is sponsoring the semi-purses.

Thousands of dollars in contingency prizes and cash will also be handed out throughout the night. They include 6 Right Rear Tires via Hoosier Tires, 2 Rider Racing Engine Dyno’s, 2 Don Ott Racing Engine Dyno’s, 4 $100 Gift Certificates via Diversified Machine Inc., 4 $50 Gift Certificates via Zemco Speed Equipment, 25 $30 Kreitz Oval Track Parts Gift Certificates, 1 Set of Bumpers and Nerf Bars via Mach-1 Chassis, 1 Set of Penske Shocks, 24 $100 Gift Certificates via A; Drive Lines for the A-Main starters and 3 Wings Unlimited Buy 1 Get 1 Free Certificates for Nose Wings.

The late models will be racing for $2500 to the winner with a 25-lap feature featuring a purse of close to $12,500. A-Main qualifiers will be guaranteed $250 to take the green along with $100 in tow money.

There will be a Kid’s Money Scramble courtesy of Pennian Bank for Kids 11 and Under. Kids will assemble in the infield during Tim-Trials, where $500 in coins will be up for the taking!

Admission Prices

General Admission- $30

Students- $15

Pit Admission- $40

Gates Open at 4pm EST, Racing at 7pm EST

PURSE FOR THE LIVING LEGENDS DREAM RACE: (30 laps)

1. $10,000 2. $5,000 3. $2,000 4. $1,700 5. $1,500 6. $1,400 7. $1,300 8. $1,200 9. $1,100 10. $1,050 11. $1,000 12. $900 13. $800 14. $750 15. $700 16. $650 17. $600 18. $550 19. $525 20-24 $500

PURSE FOR EACH SEMI-FEATURE (16 laps)

1. $2,000 2. $1,000 3. $700 4. $600 5. $500 6. $400 7. $350 8. $325 9. $310 10. $300 11. $275 12. $250 13. $225 14. $220 15. $215 16-24. $200

PURE FOR LATE MODEL FEATURE (25 LAPS)

1. $2,500 2. $1500 3. $1000 4. $800 5. $700 6. $600 7. $550 8. $525 9. $500 10. $475 11. $375 12. $325 13. $275 14-24. $250

 

 

57th Annual Williams Grove National Open To Pay $65,000 To Win October 5!

Event offers biggest sprint car cash winners share ever offered anywhere in East

September 27 Tune-Up Also Increased, $8,000 Offered To Win!

7/31/19

Mechanicsburg –The winner of this years 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on October 5 will pocket the biggest cash payday ever in the history of the oval and in the East, at $65,000.

The speedway made the huge announcement late on Wednesday.

“Since 1939, for decades and decades, Williams Grove Speedway has represented the pinnacle of the sport of sprint car racing in the East,” said Williams Grove owner Kathy Hughes.

“Fans and drivers look to us and expect us to carry the torch high for the sport as the premier arena for sprint car racing in the east and taking this step just perpetuates and broadens our legacy as the leader in the industry on the East Coast,” Hughes said.

The $65,000 winner’s share of the 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open will be up for grabs by the World of Outlaws NOS Engery Drink Sprint Cars Series and the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars at the prestigious two-day event slated to take place October 4 and 5.

The 65K winner’s share will be the biggest cash amount ever offered to win a sprint car race anywhere, ever, in the East, much less just at Williams Grove Speedway.

And in addition to the boost in pay announced for the National Open, the speedway has also now posted an $8,000 paycheck to win the September 27 National Open World of Outlaws Tune Up event.

As usual, the Champion Racing Oil National Open will be a multi-day event with two complete World of Outlaws shows staged on October 4 and 5.

Friday’s event will pay $10,000 to win but Saturday's 40-lap Open itself will be the prize that all in attendance from across the nation will be shooting for as it offers a momentous paycheck worth $65,000 to the winner.

The premiere event for sprint cars at the track since it began in 1963, the Williams Grove National Open first paid $25,000 to win in 2001 before jumping to $30,000 in 2002 and then to a monumental $50,000 in 2006.

The race paid $56,000 to winner Lance Dewease in 2018.

Save for two years when rains forced postponement, the World of Outlaws has sanctioned the prestigious Open every year since 1989.

The race went to 40 laps in 1993 with distances set at 50, 75, 100 and 150 laps at times since the event’s inception.

Hastings’ Michigan driver Gordon Johncock won the inaugural race.

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

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

CHRIS WINDOM SHINES AT KEN BRENN USAC MIDGET MASTERS; JEFF STRUNK GRABS GRANDVIEW CAREER WIN NUMBER 200, 14TH THUNDER VICTORY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 30, 2019) – It was a thrilling night of racing Tuesday night at Grandview Speedway for the return of the USAC Midgets – teamed up with the NASCAR 358 Modifeds -- as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The Ken Brenn USAC Midget Masters event was won by Chris Windom, while Jeff Strunk picked up his second consecutive Thunder Modified win and fourteenth career Thunder victory.

The 30 lap victory marked Windom’s second career midget win, battling it out with teammate Tyler Courtney in the late stages of the event.

“I hated to see all those late race restarts,” Windom said in victory lane. “For us (he and Courtney) to finish first and second the first night into Pennsylvania Midget Week is pretty cool.”

Windom inherited the top starting position from Zeb Wise, who moved to a back-up car and was forced to the rear of the field.

At the drop of the green flag, Windom muscled to the front holding off Kevin Thomas Jr. for the initial five circuits around the one-third mile Bechtelsville raceway. With a battle building behind the top competitors, Courtney moved into the third position followed by Jason McDougal, and Kyle Larson.

The top five charged around nose-to-tail swapping race grooves and weaving in and out of lapped traffic, while Windom maintained the top spot.

The red flag flew on lap 23 for Steve Buckwalter, who rolled over after contact with a spinning Zeb Wise.

Courtney moved to second with five laps remaining as Tanner Carrick and Kyle Larson both battled past Kevin Thomas, Jr. With four competitors dicing it out for second position, Windom was able to pull away to a ten-car advantage.

A lap 28 caution slowed the field for the final time, and set up a two-lap dash to the checkered flag.

Windom held the point as the green flag waved, with teammate Tyler Courtney right on his rear bumper.

As the two approached for the white flag, Courtney shot to the bottom of the race track charging inside Windom securing the lead heading into turn 1. But Windom battled back down the backstretch, regained the top spot and scored the Ken Brenn Midget Masters win.

“I knew the slider was coming,” Windom said of Courtney in Victory Lane. “I’m just glad I was able to sneak back by him, I did everything I could to hold him off.”

After a valiant effort, Tyler Courtney would settle for second, Tanner Carrick finished in third, Tanner Thorson came from a 15th starting position to finish fourth, and Chad Boat finished in the fifth position.

Kyle Larson set the Quick Time with a lap of 14.310 setting an initial track record for the USAC Midgets. USAC Midget qualifying events were won by Tanner Thorson, Tyler Courtney, and Jason McDougal.

In the NASCAR 358 Modified event, Doug Manmiller and Tim Buckwalter led the field to the drop of the green flag with Manmiller holding the lead for the initial two laps. Buckwalter would takeover the top spot on lap three with Meme Desantis and Manmiller right on his tail.

All eyes were on Jeff Strunk as he moved into second on the eighth lap of the event – from his fifth-place starting spot. And powered past Buckwalter for the lead, two laps later.

In a race without any caution flags, Strunk was able to steer the Glenn Hyneman-owned number 126 machine around heavy lapped traffic maintaining the lead and claiming his 200th career victory.

Craig VonDohren closed in the late stages – but would settle for second place, Tim Buckwalter finished in third, Kevin Hirthler finished in fourth and Brett Kressley finished in fifth after starting in the 14th position.

NASCAR 358 Modified Heat Races were won by Kevin Hirthler, Tim Buckwalter, and Alex Yankowski

Ken Brenn Sr. was on hand for the event in his honor posing for photographs alongside Kyle Larson – who piloted a Keith Kunz-owned midget painted up like Brenn’s famed number 24 machine.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns on Thursday, August 22 with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Cars, alongside the NASCAR 38 Modifieds.

USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Championship

Time Trials - 1 . Kyle Larson - 14.310 , 2 . Tyler Courtney - 14.323 , 3 . Jason McDougal - 14.344 , 4 . Chris Windom - 14.422 , 5 . Kevin Thomas, Jr. - 14.441 , 6 . Tanner Carrick - 14.469 , 7 . Zeb Wise - 14.469 , 8 . Ethan Mitchell - 14.520 , 9 . Chad Boat - 14.534 , 10 . Jerry Coons, Jr. - 14.554 , 11 . Tucker Klaasmeyer - 14.623 , 12 . Steve Drevicki - 14.633 , 13 . Karsyn Elledge - 14.640 , 14 . Andrew Layser - 14.653 , 15 . Logan Seavey - 14.671 , 16 . Tanner Thorson - 14.708 , 17 . Steve Buckwalter - 14.877 , 18 . Shawn Jackson - 15.227 , 19 . Bruce Buckwalter - 15.327 , 20 . Ryan Greth - 15.365 , 21 . Bobby Butler - 15.408 , 22 . Kevin Woody - 15.660 , 23 . Steve Craig - 15.981 , 24 . Brett Conkling - 16.109 , 25 . Zach Curtis - 16.456

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Tanner Thorson 2. Karsyn Elledge 3. Jerry Coons, Jr. 4. Chris Windom 5. Kyle Larson

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Tyler Courtney 2. Steve Buckwalter 3. Tucker Klaasmeyer 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. 5. Andrew Layser

Heat 3 (8Laps) – 1. Jason McDougal 2. Zeb Wise 3. Logan Seavey 4. Steven Drevicki 5. Shawn Jackson

Ken Brenn Midget Masters (30 Laps) – 1. Chris Windom 2. Tyler Courtney 3. Tanner Carrick 4. Tanner Thorson 5. Chad Boat 6. Kevin Thomas Jr. 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer 8. Kyle Larson 9. Jerry Coons Jr. 10. Logan Seavey 11. Zeb Wise 12. Andrew Laser 13. Jason McDougal 14. Karsyn Elledge 15. Shawn Jackson 17. Zach Curtis 17. Steven Drevicki 18. Steve Buckwalter 19. Kevin Woody 20. Bruce Buckwalter 21. Steve Craig 22. Brett Conkling 23. Bobby Butler 24. Ryan Greth

NASCAR 358 Modifieds

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Kevin Hirthler 2. Ryan Lilick 3. Craig VonDohren 4. Doug Manmiller 5. Billy Pauch Jr. 6. Louden Reimert

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Tim Buckwalter 2. Ray Swinehart 3. Jeff Strunk 4. Brian Hirthler 5. Brett Kressley 6. Rick Laubach

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Alex Yankowski 2. Duane Howard 3. Mike Lisowski 4. Meme Desantis 5. Briggs Danner 6. Dylan Swinehart

Modified Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Jeff Strunk 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Kevin Hirthler 5. Brett Kressley 6. Duane Howard 7. Mike Gular 8. Meme Desantis 9. Alex Yankowski 10. Brian Hirthler 11. Ryan Lilick 12. Rick Laubach 13. Mike Lisowski 14. Louden Reimert 15. Briggs Danner 16. Frank Cozze 17. Ryan Beltz 18. Justin Grim 19. Don Norris Jr. 20. Billy Pauch Jr. 21. Glenn Strunk 22. Mark Kratz 23. Ray Swinehart 24. Dylan Swinehart 25. Doug Manmiller 26. TJ Lilly

 

 

HELLER’S GAS/KIDS NIGHT FOUR DIVISION SHOW THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division racing program at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 3, featuring 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners sponsored by Heller’s Gas.

Saturday night will also be the continuation of Kids Night that was rained out on June 29 plus a classic race car display by the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m.

Fans can visit with the race teams in the pit area from 5:30-6:30 p.m. as part of a camera and autograph session prior to the start of the night’s racing programs.

Students ages 17 and under will be admitted FREE for Kids Night. There will be lots of games, giveaways, and activities for young race fans throughout the night’s racing program. At intermission, children ages 12 and under will have the opportunity to race their big wheels, power wheels, and bicycles down the frontstretch. All participants will be required to wear helmets.

The bonus for the super late model division that was posted on June 29 will also be on the line this Saturday with $2,500 going to the winner of the 25-lap main event. Late model drivers will draw for starting positions.

360 sprint cars will race in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win. The pro stocks and roadrunners will compete in 15- and 12-lap races, respectively.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will be in action at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 2, with a complete program of go kart racing. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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

Admission for Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019: Adults $15; Students Ages 17 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

 

 

Williams Grove Speedway To Honor Kimmel August 2

Billy Kimmel Memorial for 410 sprints & 358 Summer Series on tap

7/28/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will be in action coming up this Friday, August 2 at 8 pm when it presents the Billy Kimmel Memorial for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars, contested as another race in the 2019 Yellow Breeches 500 series.

Also on the program will be the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints competing in a Summer Series race.

The Billy Kimmel Memorial for 410 sprint cars is run in honor of Billy Kimmel of Mechanicsburg.

At the age of 27, Kimmel was fatally injured in a sprint car racing accident at Williams Grove Speedway in 2007.

The Kimmel Memorial honors his memory and life yearly on the WilliamsGrove Speedway schedule.

The 2019 Kimmel Memorial will be 25 laps in distance, paying $3,800 to win with $500 on the line just to start the feature.

There will be NO time trials.

The 358 sprint Summer Series race will also be 25 laps in distance.

Adult general admission is set at $16 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Following the racing program on August 2, Williams Grove Speedway will not be in action on August 9.

The speedway will have no racing on August 9 as it takes a Summer Break.

But just one week later, on August 16, the oval will come roaring back with the return of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to the oval.

The World of Outlaws Late Models tour will be make its return to the track for the first time since it first raced there, in the series inaugural event anywhere, some 31 years ago.

It was April 22, 1988 when Springfield, Missouri’s Larry Phillips scored the big win at Williams Grove Speedway.

The August 16 WoO Late Model race will be 40 laps in distance and pay $10,000 to win.

The 410 sprints will be in action on August 16 along with the late models.

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.

 

 

REINHARDT SCORES FOURTH 360 SPRINT CAR WIN WITH LAST-LAP PASS; DUKE WINS SECOND STRAIGHT 305 SPRINT CAR RACE; MILLER VICTORIOUS IN LIMITED LATE MODELS; BRUNSON TAKES SECOND ROADRUNNER RACE OF SEASON

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., came into Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night as the 360 sprint car points leader by just 10 markers over Jason Shultz of Carlisle.

Late in the 25-lap feature race Reinhardt was going to be happy with a second-place finish but things changed in a hurry and instead he picked up his fourth win of the season with a last-lap pass by Colby Womer of Mt. Pleasant Mills at the wheel of the Westbrook Enterprises No. 1W.

Ken Duke of Selinsgrove won his second 305 sprint car feature in a row at the track.

Shaun Miller of Millerstown, who turned many laps in a pro stock at Selinsgrove, returned to win the 20-lap limited late model feature.

Tom Brunson of Middleburg won the 12-lap roadrunner nightcap.

Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, with the re-scheduled Kids Night from June. The 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will be in action in addition to a classic race car display by the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing on Heller’s Gas Night. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Front row starter Colby Womer blasted into the sprint car feature lead followed by Adam Carberry, Ryan Kissinger, Derek Locke and Kyle Reinhardt.

Reinhardt, who started eighth, was fast early in the race and was quickly up to third. Reinhardt caught Carberry for second and started tracking down Womer.

Kissinger dove under Carberry off of turn four for third but the pair tangled in the second turn bringing out the caution. This moved Chad Layton and Steve Buckwalter into the top five with Jason Shultz stalking the pair.

Womer got a great restart and left the battle for second to Reinhardt and Locke. Running fourth, Layton slowed and stopped in turn four, slowing the field again.

Locke, who has been fast but unlucky lately continued to dog Reinhardt as Shultz raced into fourth.

With two laps to go Reinhardt drew to Womer’s tail tank. Womer bobbled on the last lap giving Reinhardt the opening he needed to take the lead and win.

Womer, Locke, Shultz and Buckwalter rounded out the top five.

360 sprint car heats were won by Womer and Locke.

Tyler Reinhardt and Kruz Kepner led the 305 sprint car field to the start/finish line with Keith Prutzman, Devin Adams and Ken Duke in tow.

The field was slowed on lap eight when Kepner hit the second turn fence.

Duke started to dog the Prutzman car and on lap 10 Duke was in second. Within three laps Duke caught T. Reinhardt and on lap 14 drove by him off of turn two for the lead. Then Wally Eschenhaur brought out the caution on lap 15.

Duke ran the rest of the distance untested winning by 4.035 seconds over T. Reinhardt, Prutzman, Devin Adams and Doug Dodson.

The heats for the 305 sprint cars went to, Doug Dodson, T. Reinhardt, Prutzman and Adams. The B-Main was won by Dominic Melair.

Jim Yoder and Todd Snook shared the front row of the limited late model feature with Yoder grabbing the lead. Matt Cochran, Troy Miller, and Devin Frey rounded out the top five.

In the early laps Yoder opened a sizable lead with the father-son combo of Troy and Shaun Miller battling for fourth place. Shaun broke free and worked his way into second. The caution flag flew on lap 12 for Troy, who stopped on the track.

Shaun Miller tested Yoder high, passing the veteran down the backstretch. Almost immediately, the red flag stopped the action as Derrick German slammed the outside wall. He was not injured.

After the restart, Cochran and Yoder started a high speed battle for second exchanging the position over the next couple of laps. With a clear track in front of him, Shaun Miller raced to the checkered flag over Jim Yoder, Cochran, Andrew Yoder and Snook.

A. Yoder, Snook, and Tim Krape were victorious in the limited late model heats.

Tom Brunson grabbed the roadrunner lead followed by Keith Bissinger, Smith Cope, Curtis Lawton and Jake Jones. Brunson opened a sizable lead but Bissinger slowly chipped away with Cope on his rear bumper.

Jim Collier slammed the fence bringing out the yellow on the last lap.

Brunson wired the field, his second win of the season followed by Bissinger, Cope, Lawton, and Jones.

Roadrunner heats were won by Bissinger and Brunson.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 27 July 2019 360 Sprint Cars – 17 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 2) 19 Colby Womer 3) 77 Derek Locke 4) 29 Jason Shultz 5) 7 Steve Buckwalter 6) 33W Michael Walter 7) 10 Joe Kata 8) 49 Mallie Shuster 9) 66 Ryan Kissinger 10) 00 Chris Frank 11) 1 Jake Hummel 12) 07 Curt Stroup 13) 91 David Quackenbush 14) 20 Jim Shuster 15) 35 Chad Layton 16) 47 Adam Carberry 17) 17 Jason Wagner Heat Winners: Colby Womer, Derek Locke 305 Sprint Cars – 32 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 67 Ken Duke 2) 4 Tyler Reinhardt 3) 28 Keith Prutzman 4) 99A Devin Adams 5) 20 Doug Dodson 6) 44 Dave Brown 7) 99 Cale Reigle 8) 92 Dylan Proctor 9) 38 Larry McVay 10) 69 Landon Price 11) 56 Jake Frye 12) 75 Dillon Shatzer 13) 80 Dave Wickham 14) 46 Mike Alleman 15) 53 Jimmy White 16) 17K Kyle Keen 17) 79 Ian Cumens 18) 51 Dave Graber 19) 2 Erin Statler 20) 55 Dominic Melair 21) 107 Colton Hoover 22) 19B Will Brunson 23) 24 Dan Leaper 24) 5 Wally Eshenhaur 25) 71 Josh Spicer 26) 19 Kruz Kepner Heat Winners: Doug Dodson, Tyler Reinhardt, Keith Prutzman, Devin Adams B-Main Winner: Dominic Melair Limited Late Models – 26 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 115 Shaun Miller 2) 42 Jim Yoder 3) 16 Matt Cochran 4) 2Y Andrew Yoder 5) 23 Todd Snook 6) 62 Devin Frey 7) 28 Ryan Zook 8) 21 Chad Myers 9) 33K Devin Hart 10) 24 Dalton Bigler 11) 000 Paul Cursey 12) 12K Jared Fulkroad 13) 08 Zach Kauffman 14) 21M Matt Murphy 15) 19 Drew Weisser 16) 44 Danny Snyder 17) 7 Kenny Yoder 18) 93 Steve Todorow 19) 70J John Schreffler 20) 11B Jake Buck 21) 32 Brad Bingaman 22) 17X Jim McBee 23) 07 Tim Krape 24) 11 Derick Garman 25) 115 Troy Miller 26) 21 Joey Hoffer Heat Winners: Andrew Yoder, Todd Snook, Tim Krape Roadrunners – 16 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 3 Tom Brunson 2) 11 Keith Bissinger 3) 1 Smith Cope 4) 33 Curtis Lawton 5) 7 Jake Jones 6) 2B Brian Mabus 7) 992 Terry Kramer 8) 60 Jimmy Kessler 9) 12 Tom Underwood 10) 28 Miranda Minium 11) 26 Nate Stroup 12) 44 Jim Collier 13) 77 Scott Dunham 14) 8 Will Brunson 15) K2 Jesse Krasnitski 16) 76 Bob Bussey Heat Winners: Keith Bissinger, Tom Brunson

 

 

KYLE LARSON EYES WIN IN USAC’S KEN BRENN MIDGET MASTERS TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 30 AT GRANDVIEW, MODIFIEDS MAKE-UP DOUBLEHEADER

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 28, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . .The NOS Energy Drink USAC Midgets invade Grandview Speedway Tuesday night, July 30 and NASCAR star Kyle Larson will be in the field. Larson won two previous Thunder on the Hill sprint features so he is very familiar with the one-third mile high banked oval. Larson is a sixteen time USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature winner and the Elk Grove, CA driver will compete in the Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian midget. This car will have a special look on Tuesday night at Grandview as the track and race team honor Ken Brenn, a five-time winning USAC National Midge Car Owner, five time ARDC Midget Champion, ARDC president, safety innovator, racing promoter and namesake of the Tuesday, July 30 Ken Brenn Midget Masters. The car will carry the colors and number of one of the former Ken Brenn Midgets. Ken Brenn will be on hand to enjoy the evening of racing.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will mark their one-hundred and thirty-fifth event at Grandview as they celebrate their thirtieth anniversary season. Joining Kyle Larson in the chase for the win include possible entries Chris Windom, Kevin Thomas, Zeb Wise, Tanner Carrick, Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney, Jerry Coons, Chad Boat, Steve Buckwalker, Steve Craig, Shawn Jackson, Zach Curtis and Ryan Greth to name a few.

Gates will open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM. The USAC Midget will run time trials and a series of qualifying heat race events leading up to the 30 lap Ken Brenn Midget Masters. The modifieds will compete in qualifying and their 30 lap main event.

Pioneer Pole Buildings has added an additional $1,000 to the modified feature payoff and this is how it will work. All modified drivers that were part of the July 2 Thunder on the Hill event will be eligible for the bonus payoff. The top ten cars in the July 30 feature finish that were at the July 2 event will earn an additional $100. This is a “thank you” to the modified teams that helped run in the track on July 2 after the rain nearly forced the show to be cancelled. “We greatly appreciate the modified owners and drivers who cooperated with packing the track at the last Thunder Show and this a small way to say “thank you”, commented Bob Greene of Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Duane Howard, hot off a win Saturday night will chase the $3,000 victory as well as Jeff Strunk winner of the July 2 modified Thunder Show. Craig VonDohren, Mike Gular, Rick Laubach, Billy Pauch Jr, Jaren Umbenhower, Brett Kressley and Kevin Hirthler are expected modified entries.

Advance tickets may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak your name clearly and leave the number of tickets you needed. Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the WILL CALL window after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one-half hour prior to General Admission tickets going on sale at 5 PM. General admission tickets are $28 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids 5 and under will be admitted for free. The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required.

The one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway has a rich history in presenting some of the best midget racing in the country and Tuesday night, July 30 will mark a historic return of the midgets to the track on the hill.

The Tuesday night, July 30 Ken Brenn Midget Masters & Modified double-header will also present Low, Down & Dirty as they present their pre-race fun and activities with another popular Meet & Greet taking place from 5 to 6 PM.

Be sure to plan and attend the first return of the USAC National Midgets to Grandview in thirty years.

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

 

 

Schatz Ends Four Year Grove Winless Streak With 20K Summer Nationals Win

7/27/19

Mechanicsburg – The drought has ended.

After a four-plus year winless streak at Williams Grove Speedway, World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz roared back to victory at the oval on Saturday night, taking the $20,000 win in the Summer Nationals feature after a flawless drive.

The win was the 20th of Schatz’s career at Williams Grove Speedway but it was his first since May 15, 2015.

After an initial start rollover by Shane Stewart on the frontstretch, the event would go non-stop.

Current World of Outlaws point leader Brad Sweet started second in the 30-lap feature and took the lead when the race began over third starter Schatz, who slipped by polesitter Sheldon Haudenschild in the first turn.

Haudenschild was fast throughout the race on the high cushion with Schatz working well on all sides of the track and when leader Sweet entered traffic on the eighth tour, Schatz was breathing down his neck.

Schatz made a masterful, power move on the 10th lap, driving right through the middle of the race track in the second turn to split a lapped car on the inside and Sweet on the cushion to throttle into control after a three-wide move.

The move served notice just how good Schatz’s car was and just how hard it would be to pass him even if he could be caught.

However Haudenschild had impressive speed on the cushion and after a less than pretty slide job to get by Sweet for second in the first turn on the 13th lap, he set his sights on the leader.

Haudenschild, Sweet, David Gravel and Daryn Pittman trailed Schatz at the halfway point.

With 10 laps to go, Haudenschild had caught Schatz for the first time and the pair crossed the line nose to tail but Haudenschild would miss his mark in the first turn, allowing Schatz to scoot away.

And then again with four laps to go, the Ohio challenger had run down Schatz but passing him proved to be a tall feat as the perennial outlaws champion moved flawlessly through traffic on all sides of the track to hold on to the big payday.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been standing out here,” Schatz said.

“These guys just made all the right decisions tonight,” he said of his crew.

Sheldon’s really good when it comes to the cushion like that.”

Haudenschild talked about catching the leader.

“Following Donny around there, he don’t make any mistakes so it’s difficult to get around,” he said.

Third finisher Sweet commented on losing the lead saying he felt like he didn’t drive a great race in lapped traffic.

Daryn Pittman and David Gravel rounded out the top five finishers, completeing a top five sweep by the outlaws drivers over the locals.

Sixth through 10th went to Lance Dewease, Danny Dietrich, Ian Madsen, Freddie Rahmer and Carson Macedo.

Schatz’s margin of victory was 1.484 seconds.

Heats went to Gravel, Pittman, Dewease and Schatz with Haudenschild winning the dash to earn the pole for the main event.

The Friday night winner, Tim Shaffer won the B Main after blowing an engine in his heat and making a motor change.

For the second night in a row, Gravel set quick time over the field with a lap of 17.290 seconds.

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 finishes:

7/27/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Donny Schatz, 2. Sheldon Haudenschild, 3. Brad Sweet, 4. Daryn Pittman, 5. David Gravel, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Danny Dietrich, 8. Ian Madsen, 9. Freddie Rahmer, 10. Carson Macedo, 11. Brian Montieth, 12. Brent Marks, 13. Anthony Macri, 14. Robbie Kendall, 15. Logan Schuchart, 16. Shane Stewart, 17. Cory Haas, 18. TJ Stutts, 19. Landon Myers, 20. Kyle Moody, 21. Jeff Halligan, 22. Kody Lehman, 23. Jesse Attard, 24. Jacob Allen, 25. Tim Shaffer, 26. Chad Trout

DNQ: Jason Sides, Adrian Shaffer, Alan Krimes, Nicole Bower, Kraig Kinser, Troy Fraker

 

 

RAY TILLEY CLASSIC FOR 410 SPRINT CARS RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
PLUS UNITED LATE MODEL SERIES, PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS AT SELINSGROVE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –The Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars that was rained out in April has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 1, at Selinsgrove Speedway in addition to special events for the United Late Model Series (ULMS), pro stocks, and roadrunners.

Track gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing slated to start at 7 p.m.

Race night sponsor Selinsgrove Ford is also upping the ante for all four divisions and fans with bonus money and giveaways on Sept. 1. Dealership owner/president Todd Benner announced $1,000 bonuses will be awarded to the winners of the 410 sprint car and super late model main events!

The 30-lap Tilley tribute race honoring the memory of the track’s former four-time sprint car champion will now pay $5,088 to win and $400 to start out of a total purse of $19,888. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format for the 410 sprint cars.

The super late models will compete in the 30-lap ULMS-sanctioned holiday race that will pay $4,000 to win and $250 to start out of the $13,500 purse. The pro stocks will race for $600 to win and the roadrunners $500 to win in 15- and 12-lap races, respectively.

The 360 sprint cars will not be on the racing card Sept. 1.

The late Ray Tilley of Pine Grove clinched four career sprint car titles (1965-66 and 1968-69) at Selinsgrove Speedway at the wheel of the Bud Grimm Special No. 88 and remains on top of the track’s all-time sprint car win list with 69 career victories. Tilley passed away on Aug. 9, 2011, from complications of a stroke at the age of 77.

The Tilley Classics in 2012 and 2014 were cancelled due to weather. The 2013 race was won by Brent Marks of Myerstown. Greg Hodnett of Thomasville was the 2015 winner and Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg scored the victory in the 2016 race. Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg was the winner in 2017, with Mark Smith of Sunbury taking the checkers in last year’s race.

Following the Labor Day holiday show, Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, paying $20,000 to win. The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will round out the open wheel doubleheader.

The super late models will be showcased in the $10,000-to-win 21st Annual Late Model Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The limited late models will share the racing card with the supers.

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

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY EVENT INFORMATION FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019:
Purse for 30-Lap 410 Sprint Car Ray Tilley Classic: 1) $5,088 2) $2,000 3) $1,500 4) $1,200 5) $1,000 6) $700 7) $675 8) $650 9) $625 10) $600 11) $500 12) $475 13) $450 14) $425 15-24) $400
TOW: $100
Purse for 30-Lap United Late Model Series Classic: 1) $4,000 2) $1,300 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $600 6) $500 7) $475 8) $450 9) $425 10) $400 11) $325 12) $300 13) $275 14-24) $250
TOW: $75
Also Racing: Pro Stocks ($600 To Win) & Roadrunners ($500 To Win)
All Gates Open: 4pm
Race Time: 7pm
Admission for Sunday, September 1, 2019: Adults $20; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $35

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Off This Week, Returns Next Week With Living Legends Dream Race

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway will be off this weekend, but will return next week with the annual Living Legends Dream Race.

The Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builder’s Super Late Models will compete with a grand total $70,000 purse available between the two-divisions and many contingency sponsor prizes as well.

This year’s honorees will be Joe Gravino on the Sprint Car side and Ken Dickson on the Late Model side.

Gravino is most known by speedway regulars for his yellow Polaris sponsored #28 and has 10 career victories at the Juniata County oval, including an opening day win at the speedway in 1989.

Dickson has 54 career victories at the speedway, second only to Scotty Haus. Dickson’s son Nick Dickson is a frequent competitor in the Super Model division at the speedway and picked up a win earlier in the season.

The first ever Dream Race was held in 2007, where Sean Michael triumphed in a very popular and emotional win driving for the late Jim Nace in his #6 Sprint Car. Since then, Greg Hodnett (2), Cody Darrah, Chad Layton, Blane Heimbach, Ryan Taylor, Brent Marks, Rick Lafferty and most recently Lance Dewease have won the annual event. The win last year was Dewease’s second in the race.

For the 410 Sprint Cars there will be an entire purse totaling over $57,000 with the 30-lap feature winner guaranteed $10,000 and the track paying $500 to start. The main event will pay over $35,000 throughout the field.

As traditional there will also be twin 16-lap semi mains carrying full purses as well that will help set the field for the A-Main. Winners will earn $2,000 for their efforts, $200 to start and nearly $10,000 making up the purse for each Semi.

Time trials will set the semi lineups with an inversion draw. Odd and even qualifiers will split into the semi-mains with the top 10 from each semi advancing to the A-Main. The top 3 from each semi will go into inversion draw as well.

There will also be a fast time award for each semi, hard charger awards in both semi’s, along with three $200 bonuses in the A-Main’s selected from the 11th-25th place finishers. Fans will have a chance to play a part in the night as well as they will be voting for the 25th place starter in the A-Main. To be eligible for the fan vote, drivers must finish the B-Main and be a non-qualifier.

Thousands of dollars in contingency prizes and cash will also be handed out throughout the night. We will a have a complete list close to race day.

The late models will be racing for $2500 to the winner with a 25-lap feature featuring a purse of close to $12,500. A-Main qualifiers will be guaranteed $250 to take the green along with $100 in tow money.

Admission Prices

General Admission- $30

Students- $15

Pit Admission- $40

Gates Open at 4pm EST, Racing at 7pm EST

PURSE FOR THE LIVING LEGENDS DREAM RACE: (30 laps)

1. $10,000 2. $5,000 3. $2,000 4. $1,700 5. $1,500 6. $1,400 7. $1,300 8. $1,200 9. $1,100 10. $1,050 11. $1,000 12. $900 13. $800 14. $750 15. $700 16. $650 17. $600 18. $550 19. $525 20-24 $500

PURSE FOR EACH SEMI-FEATURE (16 laps)

$2,000 2. $1,000 3. $700 4. $600 5. $500 6. $400 7. $350 8. $325 9. $310 10. $300 11. $275 12. $250 13. $225 14. $220 15. $215 16-24. $200

PURE FOR LATE MODEL FEATURE (25 LAPS)

$2,500 2. $1500 3. $1000 4. $800 5. $700 6. $600 7. $550 8. $525 9. $500 10. $475 11. $375 12. $325 13. $275 14-24. $250

 

 

Stage Set For Williams Grove World Of Outlaws Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals This Week

Friday & Saturday races continue event history that dates to 2002

7/21/19

Mechanicsburg – The Champion Racing Oil World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series Summer Nationals is coming up this week at Williams Grove Speedway, slated for Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm.

The outlaws sprint cars will invade Williams Grove Speedway for the two-day summer stand to battle the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars.

The modern-day, consecutive-year history of the Summer Nationals dates back to 2002 when the show was a three-day event with Danny Lasoski, Joey Saldana and Greg Hodnett taking wins.

However events dubbed “Summer Nationals” were first contested at the oval back in 1972 with Jan Opperman and Bobbie Adamson recorded as the victors.

Both nights of this year’s Summer Nationals shows will include full programs of time trials, heats and feature events.

The July 26 outlaws-posse match will feature a 25-lap main paying $8,000 to win while the July 27 Saturday finale Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals feature will offer $20,000 to the winner.

Only one night of Summer Nationals action was completed last season with Lance Dewease taking the win and Dewease has to be viewed as a prime contender again this season.

Dewease has taken three Williams Grove wins this season along with Freddie Rahmer.

Dewease holds a total of five checkered flags in Summer Nationals action.

Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich however seems to be the hottest driver at Williams Grove this season aboard the Gary Kauffman No. 48 and indeed, Dietrich just notched his fourth oval win of the year on July 19.

Dietrich has a commanding lead over Rahmer in the season point standings and appears ready to make the most of his outlaws chances this upcoming week.

The outlaws circuit rolls into the Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals with Califorrnia’s Brad Sweet leading the pack aboard Kasey Kahne’s No. 49 sprinter.

Sweet is having a banner year with the outlaws’ series in 2019, carrying 11 circuit wins to date into the Keystone State including a massive drive to a $175,000 victory in the July 20 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway.

Perennial champion Donny Schatz of North Dakota, who has six wins, is trailing Sweet in the series point standings.

Series regulars Logan Schuchart and David Gravel also have four wins on the series to date this season.

A former track regular with a pair of tour wins this season, Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman will also be looking to put his Dennis Roth No. 83 back at the front of the field when he gets to Williams Grove this week.

Pittman traditionally runs well when he returns to Williams Grove and in fact scored Summer Nationals wins while driving for Reeve Kruck in 2006 and 2008, and while behind the wheel for Kasey Kahne in 2016.

Schatz has a total of six event wins in Summer Nationals action however he has been winless in the races since 2013.

In fact, since 2013, of the nine Summer Nationals races held, local drivers have scored eight of them with Pittman being the only driver to break the Pennsylvania Posse stronghold on the races.

Summer Nationals sponsor Champion Brands Champion Racing Oil offers a wide variety of quality racing lubricants, oils, performance additives and fluids at outlets across the nation and online.

On the web, products can be purchased via Smileys Racing Produtcts, Precise Racing Products and Speedway Motors along with many other internet-based companies.

NAPA Auto Parts Stores is just one of many retails outlets that carry Champion products.

Learn more about Champion Racing Oil by visiting www.championbrands.com.

Adult general admission for each day of the Williams Grove outlaws program is set at $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $15. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

 

 

Family Tradition- Jared Esh Picks Up First Career Sprint Car Victory at Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Jared Esh has been so close to tasting victory at the Port Royal Speedway in Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car action. Just last week, Esh was leading the feature by a large amount when he nearly made contact with a lap car and allowed Dylan Cisney to close the gap. Motor issues brought an end to the fairy tale a few laps later.

He's blown tires, got into accidents and at times struggled with track conditions. As a young driver driving in the shadow of his retired father, Doug Esh, it would've been easy to second guess himself and wonder if he'd ever find victory lane. But the Lancaster, Pa. native kept coming back and kept grinding.

The hard work and effort finally paid off as Esh came from the 9th starting position on a hot night to hold off a hard charging Blane Haimbach and a broken shock to pick up his first career 410 Sprint Car victory.

"I don’t even remember half the race honestly," said Esh, surrounded by a mob of friends, family and fans before receiving a congratulatory phone call from his father in victory lane. "This is just so cool and I'm just really blessed and happy to be sitting here. I knew I could do it."

Tyler Bear and Tyler Reeser made up the front row, with Bear jumping out to the early lead after taking the green flag. However, A.J Flick, who started third, quickly showed he would be a factor as he pulled behind Bear exiting turn 2 and used his momentum to slide under him entering turn 3 to take the lead and lead lap 1.

The red flag would come out one lap later as Anthony Macri continued a string of bad luck when he made contact in turn 3 with Kyle Reinhardt on the bottom of the speedway. Macri would spin up the track and get on his side and would briefly get upside down after Jeff Miller had nowhere to go and hit his car.

All drivers walked away unharmed.

With extremely hot temperature's hitting the area drivers were allowed to exit their cars during the red-flag during clean-up.

When green flag action returned to the speedway, it was Flick once again sprinting out to the lead. However, things were heating up behind him. Kyle Reinhardt moved into the second position with a slide job on Bear in turn's 1 and 2 and Dylan Cisney and Esh entered the top five as well.

One lap later, it looked like Cisney was coming to make it back-to-back victories as he passed under Bear for the third position at the line. Esh would slide under Bear for the fourth position in turn's 1 and 2 on lap four and track point leader Logan Wagner would crack the top 5 exiting turn 4 as well.

With the leaders entering lap traffic on lap 7, Esh was able to overtake Cisney for the third position with a slide job in turn's 1 and 2. Wagner would follow suit the following circuit with a slide job of his own to overtake Cisney for the fourth position.

Esh pulled up to the tail tank of Reinhardt and the two briefly jockeyed for position on lap 9, however the caution would fly for a slowing Reeser on the front stretch, wiping out a large lead for Flick and negating Esh's pass for second.

On the restart, Reinhardt showed his muscle as he tried a slide job on Flick entering turn 1. He would pull even with him as the two cars exited turn 2 and they would drag race into turn 3, with Flick using the high side to pull ahead once again. However Esh used a head of steam exiting turn four and passed Reinhardt for second before ducking under Flick at the line.

Esh tried a slide job of his own entering turn 1 and he took the lead from Flick, only for Reinhardt to overtake Flick as well and pull even with Esh exiting turn 2. Reinhardt would try a slide job in turn's 3 and 4, however Esh had enough momentum on the top of the speedway to lead for the first time on lap 13.

"We were really fast and anytime you start as far back as we did, you have to be on the wheel and making moves when you can," said Esh of his move for the lead. "These guys are all so good here and I just knew it was time to go if I wanted to win."

It looked like Esh's string of bad luck might continue as he slammed against the outside guardrail exiting turn 2 the following lap. He was able to continue, but there appeared to be something broken on the car as Esh nearly spun on by himself on the top of the speedway 3 laps later in turn 3 with a 2.985 second lead at his expense.

Realizing something was broken, Esh moved to the bottom of the speedway to try and hold on to the car and be able to control it. With five laps remaining, Reinhardt, who was using the high-side still, had closed the gap significantly and was on the tail-tank of the leader. Knowing he wouldn’t be able to hold off the pack where he was running, Esh made the decision to go all-in and move back up the speedway.

"I almost spun out back there and I really knew something was broken and that it was going to be really hard to hang onto the car up top," said Esh. "But I kept seeing Kyle get closer and closer and I knew at that point I was going to have to just go for it up top if I wanted the chance to win."

Esh continued to fend off Reinhardt and opened up a 1.145 second lead with 2-laps to go, when Kyle Smith brought out the caution as he came to a stop in turn 1, setting up one final restart.

Nursing the car coming to the green flag, Esh waited until the last minute to get in the gas and bring the field back to racing action. Reinhardt tried to execute a slide job in turn 1, only for Esh to ride the middle of the track and break up his momentum. Reinhardt would re-group down the backstretch and try another slide job attempt in turn's 3 and 4, but Esh was able to once again lead to come to the white flag.

With the pack all jockeying for position in hopes Esh's car might finally give in, Blane Heimbach, who started 10th, pulled a slide job to go from fourth to second exiting turn 2 on the last lap. However, he would have nothing for the leader and Esh would win by .992 seconds for his first- ever victory worth $3600. He also received a $300 bonus for winning from the 9th starting position.

Wagner, Flick and Reinhardt completed the top five with Cisney, TJ Stutts, Justin Whittal, Bear and Mike Wagner rounding out the top 10.

"After Speedweek I think we were all ready to kill each other after 9 straight days of racing," said Esh."We've been fast, but we just hadn’t been able to get that break."

"My guys kept working and we kept gaining and I'm just happy to finally be able to give them some recognition that all our hard work is paying off and this is a night I won’t soon forget."

For Heimbach, he was just happy to be able to be in contention after starting from the 10th starting spot.

"We were fortunate to be in a position there on that final restart to even have a shot at winning," said Heimbach. "We kept at it and the car was really good, but ultimately we just started too far back and I'm happy with a second. Congratulations to Jared and his team, they deserved it tonight."

Flick also received a $150 bonus form the 4-H Club for finishing in the fourth position.

410 Results- 1.Jared Esh 2. Blane Heimbach 3. Logan Wagner 4. AJ Flick 5. Kyle Reinhardt 6. Dylan Cisney 7. TJ Stutts 8. Justin Whittal 9. Tyler Bear 10. Mike Wagner 11. Rick Lafferty 12. Ryan Linder 13. Frankie Nervo 14. Nicole Bower 15. Kyle Smith DNF- Tyler Reeser, Dustin Baney, Anthony Macri, Jeff Miller, Cory Thornton

Super Late Models

Dylan Yoder capitalized on a rare front row starting spot to lead every lap during River Valley Builders Super Late Model action to become the track's first 2-time super late model feature winner of 2019.

"Usually we are coming from mid-pack and when we have to do that it seems we are always really good," said Yoder. "I usually seem to have bad luck or something happens when we start up front. It’s nice to finally take advantage of the starting spot and come home a winner."

Yoder and Alex Ferree led the field to the green flag with Yoder jumping out to the early lead.

Ferree and Jeff Rine were putting on the early show as the two cars raced side by side behind Yoder for second over the next 3 laps. However a car would spin in turn 3 and bring out the caution with 4 laps down.

With the field utilizing Delaware restarts, Yoder was easily able to pull away on the restart. However, the side by side action behind him was a blessing to 9th place starter Andy Haus as he moved into the fourth position on the top of the speedway in turn's 1 and 2 before sliding into third exiting turn 4 to complete lap 5.

Two laps later he would use the outside of the speedway to move into the second position and he began to set his sights on Yoder. Just after the completion of lap 7, the caution would fly again for a car spinning in turn 3 again.

Haus would choose the outside line to line up on the restart and he would attempt a slide-job on Yoder entering turn 1 and 2. However, Yoder would pull away down the backstretch and begin to once again check out on the field. Things would go relatively calm over the next 10 laps before a car would once again spin in turn 4 to bring out the final caution.

Haus would once again take the high line behind Yoder, but a bad restart allowed Yoder to enter turn 1 unchallenged. Haus would actually lose a few positions and he would battle with Ferree and Rine over the final laps for the second position while Yoder checked out over the final 8 laps to take the checkered flag by a commanding 2.817 advantage.

Haus would rally again for second with Ferree, Rine and Hayes Mattern completing the top 5. Tim Smith Jr., Bryan Bernheisel, Roy Deese, Austin Berry and Chad Myers rounded out the top 10.

Rine took home the $150 bonus form the 4-H Club for finishing fourth.

"For it to be July and me to be the first repeat winner of the season, it really shows how tough this division is and how great the field is," said Yoder. "Sometimes it’s about having the best car and other times it’s about having the best starting spot. Tonight I think we had both and we took advantage of it to be sitting here in victory lane."

Haus knew if he was going to challenge Yoder he was going to have to get him a restart and ultimately was happy to finish second.

"We had been struggling earlier in the year and we made a few changes last week that really seem t be paying off," said Haus. "I thought we mightlve had something for Dylan there early in the race, but once I made my move and he pulled away, ultimately I knew he had the best car and it was going to just be about luck if we were to get him."

Late Model Results- 1. Dylan Yoder 2. Andy Haus 3. Alex Ferree 4. Jeff Rine 5. Hayes Mattern 6. Tim Smith Jr. 7. Bryan Bernheisel 8. Roy Deese 9. Austin Berry 10. Chad Myers 11. Tim Wilson 12. Matt Cosner 13. Jerry Bard 14. Billy Wampler 15. Dave Brouse Jr. DNY- Coleby Frye, Kody Lyter, Jim Yoder, Nick Dckson DNS- Dillan Stake, Mike Lupfer

305 Sprint Cars

In only his fourth career Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car start, Garret Bard passed Devin Adams late in lap traffic to claim his first series victory at the Port Royal Speedway.

Adams and Bard led the field to the green flag with Adams getting the early jump on the field. A lap 3 caution brought the field back together before much action could occur.

On the restart it was Drew Ritchey making his move as he tried to pull under Adams in turn 12 and 2, however he couldn't complete the pass and Adams would pull away.

Bard would get by Ritchey to move back into the second position on lap 14 and he would attempt to track down Adams, who was battling with lap traffic ahead. On lap 18 on the backstretch, Bard would taker advantage of the lap cars to pull by Adams and lead lap 18. Nobody would have anything for the young rookie and Bard would claim the checkered flag over Adamas by a .865 second advantage.

Jonathon Jones, Ritchey and Nick Sweigart would complete the top 5 with Doug Dodson, Dave Grube, Kassidy Kreitx, Ken Duke and Keith Prutzman rounding out the top 10.

Ritchey would receive a $150 bonus form the 4-H Club for finishing fourth.

305 Results- 1. Garrett Bard 2. Devin Adams 3. Jonathon Jones 4. Drew Ritchey 5. Nick Sweigart 6. Doug Dotson 7. Dave Grube 8.Kassidy Kreitz 9. Ken Duke 10. Keith Prutzman 11. John Walp 12. Cale Riegel 13. Landon Price 14. Zach Newlin 15. Erin Statler 16. Kyle Keen 17. Jake Waters 18. Larry McVay 19. Jake Frye 20. Kenny Heffner 21. Fred Arnold 22. Jerami Hanson 23. Dave Graber 24. Josh Spicer DNF- Crus Kepner, Christin Rumsey

 

 

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

JEFF HALLIGAN EARNS FIRST 410 WIN; Steve Owings & Mason Chaney Both Land in Victory Lane at Lincoln for the Second Time in 2019

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 3 (7:30pm) DCS School of Driving Night | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Classic Cars + York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races

Saturday, August 10 (7:30pm) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Saturday, August 17 (7:30pm) Valley Supply 30 for 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints | York County Racing Club Night

Abbottstown, PA (July 20, 2019) – After leading the first two laps of the feature last week in his first night out in Aaron Long’s No. 58 410 Sprint Car, Jeff Halligan took the lead on this Saturday night and never looked back.

For the second week in a row Halligan and Jessie Attard shared the front row of the 25-lap feature.

Halligan took the lead when the green flag dropped with Attard running second and Cole Young in third.

Tim Wagaman got by Young for third out of turn 2 on lap 1. The yellow flag came out on lap 2 for Scott Fisher who got into the inside guardrail in turns 3 and 4.

Chase Dietz challenged Young for fourth on the restart with Cory Haas joining the battle just as they caution came out again on lap 3 for Fisher who was off the pace in turn 3.

Halligan led Attard, Wagaman, Young and Dietz to the cone on the front stretch for the single file restart.

Alan Krimes was on the move running eighth on lap 4 from his thirteenth starting spot.

The red flag flew on lap 4 for Brian Montieth who got upside down in turn 2.

Wagaman went to the top on the restart to try for second with Young following. The top did not work for Young as Dietz and Haas got under him, sending Young back sixth.

Young got turned around on the front stretch as he crossed the line on lap 6 collecting Chad Trout. Glenndon Forsythe and Jim Siegel flipped down the front stretch after trying to avoid Young and Trout with Siegel flipping over the front stretch guardrail.

With quite a bit of clean up on the front stretch the cars were pushed to turn 2 for an open red.

Chad Trout made it back out to rejoin the field after being involved in the incident.

Halligan led Attard, Wagaman, Dietz and Haas to the green for the restart.

Wagaman went to the top again to try for second with Dietz going to the bottom of turn 3 to drag race Wagaman to the stand for position. Wagaman held onto third.

Krimes was still on the move and was up to sixth.

Halligan started pulling away from the field as Attard, Wagaman and Dietz battled for second.

Attard spun in turn 3 and collected Trout bringing out the yellow on lap 9. Both Trout and Attard rejoined the field.

Halligan showed Wagaman, Dietz, Haas and Krimes to the green for the restart.

Dietz went to the outside in turn 1 to take second from Wagaman with Haas following on the next lap to take third.

Dietz got out of sorts on lap 10 gets in turn 4 fand fell back to fourth.

Haas moved into second on lap 11.

After his bobble earlier in the race Dietz was working on Wagaman to get back up to third. The two swapped spots on lap 16 with Dietz taking the spot on the next lap.

Halligan entered lapped traffic lap on lap 16 with Haas closing in.

Haas went to the top in turns 1 and 2 on lap 18 but couldn’t make the pass.

After getting caught up in wrecks twice earlier in the race, Trout found himself running fifth with five laps to go.

After crossing the line first three times earlier this season in 358 sprint competition, Halligan beat the field to the checkered flag to win his first 410 sprint feature. Haas held onto second. Dietz crossed the line third and Krimes finished fourth. Trout pieced together an impressive run for the second week in a row to finish fifth.

Heat winners were Chase Dietz, Jessie Attard and Cole Young.

Steve Owings Back in Victory Lane for Second Career Lincoln Victory

Steve Owings found victory lane at Lincoln for the first time earlier this season on June 15. Owings lined up on the pole of the 20-lap feature Saturday night with Zachary Cool to his outside.

Owings got out to the lead on the start with Dylan Norris getting under Ashley Cappetta out of turn 2 for third.

Norris got by Cool going into turn 3 for second on lap 1.

The yellow flag came out on lap 3 for Alyson Dietz who stopped on the cushion in turn 2.

Owings led Norris, Cool, Cappetta and Wagaman back around to the green for the restart.

Wagaman got up to 4th using the high side around Cappetta.

Owings was pulling away in clean air while Doug Hammaker was making his way through the field from his eighth starting spot to fourth.

Wagaman, running third, started to close in on Norris for second. Wagaman got around Norris in turn 2 on lap 7 to take the spot.

Once by Norris, Wagaman started reeling in Owings to battle for the lead.

Hammaker under Norris going into turn 1 on lap 9 for third.

Owings caught the tail end of the field lap 12 and started to work through lapped traffic.

Hammaker got under Wagaman going into turn 3 on last lap but Wagaman held on and crossed the line second behind Owings. Hammaker finished third and Norris was fourth. Brett Strickler completed the top five.

Steve Owings and Brett Strickler were the heat race winners.

Mason Chaney with Second Lincoln Win of 2019

With the heat in the air on a July Saturday night, Mason Chaney’s win in April was a distant memory. Chaney shared the front row of the 20-lap feature with pole-sitter Scott Lee.

Chaney took the lead when the green flag dropped with Bill Diehl all over Lee for second. Diehl got under Lee coming out of turn 2 for the position.

Lee got high allowing Alex Schmeidel to get by for third.

The yellow came out on lap 3 for Mike Rebold in turn 3. Josh Schrum who started fourth headed into the pits. Tim O’Sheehan came to a stop in turn 1 as the field was lined up for the restart. O’Sheehan went to the pits ending his night.

Chaney raced to the cone with Diehl, Schmeidel, Austin Bellemare and Aaron Updegraff lined up behind him.

Jeremy Ott, the winner of the last two Legend races at the track was up to sixth from his tenth starting spot for the restart.

Chaney had solid restart with a three-way battle for third behind him between Bellemare, Updegraff and Ott.

Lap 4 saw the caution come out for Bellemare in turn 3. Ott headed to the pits under caution, ending his night and a chance for a three-peat.

Chaney drove through the middle of the track with Diehl trying to work the bottom to take the lead.

Diehl stuck his nose under Chaney in turns 1 and 2 with Chaney holding onto the top spot.

Another three-car battle for third was in progress behind the leaders. This time it was Updegraff, Schmeidel and Travis McClelland with Updegraff keeping the spot.

Diehl was keeping Chaney within striking distance for the lead when the caution came out on lap 8 for Schmeidel who got spun around in turn 4 while running fourth.

Chaney had the field lined up and ready for green, but Bellemare came to a stop in turn 2 before the restart.

Diehl got his nose under Chaney again in turns 1 and 2 but Chaney held onto the lead.

The yellow came out again on lap 9. This time for pole-sitter Scott Lee in turn 2.

Chaney and Diehl continued to battle for first with Diehl running a slightly lower line around the track.

Chaney held off Diehl to win his second feature of the year at Lincoln. Updegraff finished third. McClelland crossed the line fourth and Jeremy Hahn completed the top five.

Heat winners were Mason Chaney, Tim Hahn, Scott Lee and Bill Diehl. Travis Perry won the B-main.

This Saturday, July 27, Lincoln Speedway is dark. The following Saturday, August 3 Lincoln Speedway is back in action with DCS School of Driving Night featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Classic Cars and York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, July 20, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 58-Jeff Halligan ($3,500); 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 53-Jessie Attard; 11. 12-Barry Shearer; 12. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF); 13. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 14. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 15. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 16. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 17. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 18. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNS); 20. 7-Trey Hivner (DNS)

Lap Leader – Jeff Halligan (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 58-Jeff Halligan; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 53-Jessie Attard; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 99-Kyle Moody; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 7. 11P-Greg Plank (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 23-Todd Zinn; 7. 12-Barry Shearer

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings ($1,100); 2. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 3. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 38-Brett Strickler; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 5-Travis Scott; 10. 28-Matt Findley; 11. 5A-Zach Allman; 12. 50-Alyson Dietz; 13. 17-Andrew Hake; 14. 38S-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 15. 66-Dale Hammaker (DNF); 16. Mark VanVorst (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Steve Owings (1-20)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 99C-Zachary Cool; 5. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 6. 99G-Kyle Ganoe (DNF); 7. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 8. 34-Mark VanVorst (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 38D-Brett Strickler; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 66-Dale Hammaker; 7. 17-Andrew Hake; 8. 5A-Zach Allman (DNF); 9. 5-Travis Scott

Mid Atlantic Modifieds:

Central PA Legends Feature Finish (20 laps) - 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 4. 51-Travis McClelland; 5. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 6. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 7. 19-Travis Perry; 8. 26-Shaun Abney; 9. 30-Alex Robinson; 10. 18-Chris Transeau; 11. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 12. 3M-Chris McKinney; 13. 9C-Justin Cunningham; 14. P40-Mike Rabold; 15. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 16. 41-Chuck Dell; 17. 17H-Tim Hahn; 18. 42-Scott Lee (DNF); 19. 8-Austin Bellemare (DNF); 20. Eric Hurst (DNF); 21. 10-Jeremy Ott (DNF); 22. 61-Shaun Miller (DNF); 23. 5C-Josh Schrum (DNF); 24. UGLY-Tim O’Sheehan (DNF)

Lap Leader: Mason Chaney (1-20)

Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 3. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 4. 51-Travis McClelland; 5. 99H-Eric Hurst; 6. 41-Chuck Dell; 7. P40-Mike Rabold; 8. 99G-Bryan Green; 9. 7R-Rob Rudisill Jr.; 10. 85-Michael Goldsmith

Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 17H-Tim Hahn; 2. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 3. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 4. 3M-Chris McKinney; 5. 18-Chris Transeau; 6. 19. 69-Cole Hahn; 7. 19-Travis Perry; 8. 4-Eli Dodge; 9. 19R-Roy Denike

Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 42-Scott Lee; 2. 10-Jeremy Ott; 3. 5C-Josh Schrum; 4. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 5. UGLY-Tim O'Sheehan; 6. 93-Brent Marquis; 7. 30-Alex Robinson; 8. 78-Zac Smith; 9. 90-Scott Spidle

Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 8-Austin Bellemare; 3. 26-Shaun Abney; 4. 61-Shaun Miller; 5. 9C-Justin Cunningham; 6. 79-Ed Trump; 7. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 8. 71-Ron Dick; 9. 9H-Rick Hartwig

Central PA Legends Consy Finish (10 laps) - 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 41-Chuck Dell; 3. 30-Alex Robinson; 4. P40-Mike Rabold; 5. 78-Zac Smith; 6. 79-Ed Trump; 7. 69-Cole Hahn; 8. 9H-Rick Hartwig; 9. 90-Scott Spidle; 10. 99G-Bryan Green; 11. 4-Eli Dodge; 12. 19R-Roy Denike; 13. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 14. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 15. 7R-Rob Rudisill Jr.; 16. 71-Ron Dick; 17. 93-Brent Marquis (DNS)

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO ACTION JULY 27 WITH 360 & 305 SPRINT CAR DOUBLEHEADER PLUS LIMITED LATE MODELS & ROADRUNNERS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will swing back into action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, with an open wheel doubleheader featuring the Keller’s Auto Body & Towing 360 sprint cars and PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars.

Joining the sprint cars on the racing card will be the limited late models and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The 360 sprint cars will race in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win while the 305 sprint cars will run a 20-lap A-Main in their second appearance of the season at the Snyder County half-mile oval.

Making their third appearance of the year, the limited late models will race a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win. The A&A Auto Stores roadrunners will round out the four-division racing card in a 12-lap race.

The June 29 rained out Kids Night will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, on Heller’s Gas Night along with a four-division racing program of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will also have a classic race car display at the track Aug. 3.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile oval, will present a complete program of go kart racing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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

Admission for Saturday, July 27, 2019: Adult General Admission: $15; Students (12-17 with ID) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

 

 

Dietrich Earns Third Mitch Smith Win At Williams Grove, Fourth Of Season

Kevin Nouse overcomes for limited sprint victory

7/19/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg struck for the third Mitch Smith Memorial victory of his career at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, walking away with $8,080.80 for what was his fourth sprint car win of the season at the track in a World of Outlaws tune up race.

Dietrich took the win ahead of a furious battle for positions in the top five that took place between Freddie Rahmer, Anthony Macri, Chad Trout, Brian Montieth and eventually, Lance Dewease.

The 20-lap 358 sprint main went to Kevin Nouse for his second oval win of the year but only after a marathaon event.

Polesitter Chad Trout tried to get the drop on Dietrich when action began in the 30-lap, 31st annual Mitch Smith Memorial but as quick as Trout took off at the drop of the green, Dietrich blasted to his outside in the first corner to drag race the speedster down the backchute.

The drag race then ended in the blink of an eye as the pair raced into the third and fourth corners with Dietrich taking the lead using the cushion.

Dietrich’s pace was slowed for spins on laps four and six and both times Trout tested the inside on Dietrich but to no avail.

As the leader hit the rear of the field on the 12th tour, Montieth and Rahmer began battling for the third spot with Rahmer eventually besting the match to also get around Trout for second with 16 laps to go.

Dietrich saw a 4.263 second lead erased with 13 laps to go when Kyle Moody backed into the outside first turn rail.

The restart saw Rahmer, Trout and Macri battle for second with Macri finally getting third from Trout with five laps to go while gaining on Rahmer.

Meanwhile, 18th starter Lance Dewease moved into fifth and was up to fourth by the time a final caution flag unfurled with just two laps left.

The return to action saw Rahmer attempt an outside move in the first turn but the bottom was just too quick with Dietrich pulling out to a .732 second lead at the finish.

Macri rode home third followed by Dewease and Trout.

Sixth through 10th went to Brian Montieth, TJ Stutts, Cory Haas, Robbie Kendell and Kyle Reinhardt.

“We’re very happy to be standing here on the frontstretch honoring such a great man,” Dietrich said of taking the prestigious checkered flag.

“Little Freddie fires in there and he’s doin’ everything he can to win, I’m doin everything I can to slow down to set the car into one so I can beat him off the second turn,” Dietrich said of the final restart when Rahmer tried to steal the win.

Heats went to Dietrich, Trout and Stutts with Trout winning the dash.

Dietrich set fast time over the field with a lap of 17.004 seconds.

The 358 sprint feature was plagued by eight yellow flag periods including one that turned red for refueling with three laps to go.

Veteran Rich Eichelberger led the first lap before Tyler Breahm scooted him off the inside line in the first turn to take control.

The restarts worked to Kevin Nouse’s advantage as the defending track champion began the race from the 10th starting spot while current point leader Doug Hammaker started out in 13th.

At the halfway point, Nouse was up to fourth behind Breahm Eichelberger and Dylan Norris.

Nouse used the outside lip in the third and fourth turns to make his big moves during the second half of the race, using it to get by all the lead cars until he was the one out front, with five laps to go.

Hammker took worked his way front and got by Breahm for second on the final restart to finish bridesmaid.

Breahm settled for third followed by Glenndon Forsythe and Norris.

Heats went to Eichelberger and Breahm.

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 finishes:

7/19/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Anthony Macri, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Chad Trout, 6. Brian Montieth, 7. TJ Stutts, 8. Cory Haas, 9. Robbie Kendell, 10. Kyle Reinhardt, 11. Chase Dietz, 12. Adrian Shaffer, 13. Rick Lafferty, 14. Kody Lehman, 15. Steve Buckwalter, 16. Jeff Halligan, 17. Kyle Abrahims, 18. Greg Plank, 19. Barry Shearer, 20. Jessie Attard, 21. Kyle Moody, 22. Dylan Cisney, 23. Troy Fraker, 24. Chris Arnold, 25. Landon Myers

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Doug Hammaker, 3. Tyler Breahm, 4. Glenndon Forsythe, 5. Dylan Norris, 6. Troy Wagaman, 7. Matt Findley, 8. Travis Scott, 9. Rich Eichelberger, 10. Chris Frank, 11. Cody Fletcher, 12. Troy Rhome, 13. Zachary Allman, 14. Brett Wanner, 15. Scott Fisher, 16. Gregg Foster, 17. Chad Criswell, 18. Kyle Denmyer, 19. Nathan Prezenica, 20. Russell Hammaker

 

 

Port Royal to Honor Veteran’s With Free Admission- Changed Start Time Due to High Temps

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway returns Saturday July 20th with 4-H Night and our Salute to the Military Night featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the Grit House Rt. 35 Challenge Series for the Super Late Models and the PASS/IMCA Penns Valley Meat Market 305 Sprint Cars.

Military members and Veterans will receive free admission to the night’s racing activities. Valid ID’s being accepted will be United States Government/Geneva Convention Military ID card, Pennsylvania State license with Veterans designation and DD-214 Form.

It will also be Camera and Autograph night for fans where they will be allowed early access to the pits to see and interact with their favorite drivers. There will also be Kids Bus Rides occurring throughout the night and tickets will be available upon entrance.

Due to expected high temperatures, we will be moving gate openings back to 5:30 with racing beginning at 8pm EST in hopes of allowing the weather to cool down in the evening.

Pocono Speedway will also be on hand with the track pace car, their mascot and have various giveaways for fans throughout the night in preparation for next week’s Nascar race at the Speedway.

Logan Wagner enters this week’s 410 Sprint Car event with a 320-point lead over last week’s winner, Dylan Cisney. Lucas Wolfe currently sits in the 3rd position 405 points back, however Wolfe will be out of action for the foreseeable future due to a back injury sustained last Sunday with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Lebanon Valley Speedway.

Everybody with the Port Royal Speedway would like to wish him a speedy recovery and we hope to see him back soon.

Nick Dickson last picked up the feature win during the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series Late Model action at the Speedway two weekends back. A large field of River Valley Builders Super Late Models are expected, along with Selinsgrove Speedway regulars vying for the Grit House championship.

Finally, the PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars will return to the Speedway for their 5th visit of 2019. Devin Adams visited victory lane in their last race. Ken Duke and Jonathan Jones are currently tied at the top of the point standings with Zach Newlin in third, 85 points back.

General Admission- $15

Students- $7

Pit Admission- $30

Military- FREE (With proper ID)

 

 

Cisney Claims Second Victory of Season in Wild Finish

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Cisney has a flare for the dramatic. For the second time this season, Cisney used a last ditch effort to best Anthony Macri coming to the checkered flag for his second win of the season at the Port Royal Speedway.

The win didn’t come without drama though as Cisney was leading on the white flag lap and proceeded to get into the wall in turn 2 and ride the guard rail half way down the backstretch, at one point getting on 2-wheels. He was able to regroup, but made contact with Macri exiting turn four, sending Macri spinning wildly into the front stretch inside guardrail.

"It's not really something to celebrate," said Cisney in victory lane. "It was just tight racing and it was completely my fault. All I can say is sorry and move on."

Rick Lafferty and Trenton Sheaffer led the field to the green flag, with Sheaffer getting the early jump from the outside front row to lead lap one. However, there was plenty of action happening mid-pack on the start.

Third place starter Steve Buckwalter got bottled up on the inside, allowing Cisney to advance from 8th to 4th at the exit of turn 2. Fourth place starter Jared Esh also capitalized to take the third place spot on the opening turn and he slid past Lafferty for 2nd heading into turn 3.

Sheaffer's reign at the top wouldn’t last long, as Esh slid under him in turn 1 and 2 the following lap to take the lead. Cisney would pull under Sheaffer in turn's 3 and 4 and hold the second position by a nose at the line as well.

Meanwhile 7th place starter Macri and ninth place starter Logan Wagner were dicing their way to through the field as well. Macri slid into 3rd exiting turn 2 on lap 3 and Wagner would follow suit two-laps later to take the fourth position.

Esh held a comfortable 2.4 second lead on the field before he attempted to pass the lap car of Ryan Linder on the bottom of the speedway on lap 9, allowing Cisney to cut the lead in half. Three laps later the caution flag would fly as Sheaffer would get turned around in turn 4 while running in the 8th position.

Esh would once again get the jump on the field when racing returned to green-flag action as he held off Cisney's attempt in turn 1 and 2. Macri would pull even with Cisney in turn's 3 and 4 as both drivers looked to pounce on the leader.

Coming into turn 1 Cisney dove to the bottom of the speedway and executed a perfect slide job to take the lead. Macri used his momentum exiting the backstretch of the speedway to slide under Esh as well to move into the second position.

"Jared (Esh) was pretty good there and I got around him." said Cisney. "We were really good in clean air. The car was good enough that I knew if we got there we'd have a shot to win."

Wagner would pass Esh for the 3rd position on lap 17 as Esh slowed entering turn 1 and pulled off the speedway with a mechanical issue.

Over the next 5 laps, Cisney would work up a 1.122 second lead over Macri and Wagner, who both were riding the extreme top of the speedway in hopes of catching the Port Royal native. With a very thin cushion, both Macri and Wagner banged off the wall of the speedway, but it didn't halt their momentum.

As Cisney entered turn 1 following receiving the white flag, he went to the high side of the speedway to pass the lap car of Nicole Bower. With a .743 second lead, he got into the wall and his momentum kept him slapping the outside guard rail. He continued to ride the guardrail down the backstretch, barely keeping the car from wrecking.

This allowed Macri to pass him entering turn 3. However with Cisney regaining speed and the lap car of Bower on the bottom, Macri took entry through the turn in the middle, forcing him to slide up the track exiting turn 4. This allowed Cisney to get a run back under him heading to the checkered flag and the two cars made contact, breaking something in the front of Macri's car and sending him spinning wildly.

Cisney would take the checkered flag by .653seconds as Wagner and Mike Wagner drove by Macri's smoking car resting on the inside guardrail. TJ Stutts and last week's winner Lucas Wolfe completed the top 5.

"It's hard to run the fence here and I jumped It there on the last lap behind lapped cars, " said Cisney to a crowd of boos and cheers. "You have to be real careful or it'll suck you into it. I came up on that lap car and I cracked the throttle at the wrong time and it pulled me into it. It was a bad last lap but I have to thank my guys for a good car."

Wagner, the series points leader was disappointed with the finish and thought the race should have remained with one lap left following the wreck. Speedway officials deemed the race over though.Macri walked away under his own power to the pits.

"It was one of those race tracks where you had to get up on it," said Wagner. "I thought I had another chance at them. It's a shame when Macri wrecks on the frontstretch and Cisney crosses the checkered and the race is over. If anything, we should have another lap."

AJ Flick, Buckwalter, Dan Shetler, Lafferty and Ryan Taylor completed the top 10.

Sprint Car Results- 1. Dylan Cisney, 2. Logan Wagner 3. Mike Wagner 4. TJ Stutts 5. Lucas Wolfe 6. AJ Flick 7. Steve Buckwalter 8. Dan Shetler 9. Rick Lafferty 10. Ryan Taylor 11. Jeff Miller 12. Tyler Reeser 13. Tyler Bear 14. Trenton Shaeaffer 15. Justin Whittal 16. Kyle Smith 17. Anthony Macr 18. Cory Thornton 19. Nicole Bower DNF- Jared Esh, Ryan Linder, Dustin Baney, Tyler Walton

Super Late Models

Kyle Lee became the 11th different winner in River Valley Builders Super Late Model action at the Port Speedwway Saturday night as he bested Gary Stuhler by 1.240 seconds for the $2000 winners share.

"We've had a lot of close ones here. It’s been a long time coming but we finally ended up here on the stage," said Lee.

Tim Wilson and Scott Flickinger led the field to the green flag with Wilson jumping out to the early lead. Colton Flinner was the early mover as he slid from his fourth starting position into second on the opening lap.

Three laps later the caution came out as two cars got turned around in turn's 3 and 4.

When green flag action returned, it was Wilson again getting the jump on the field. However the race was heating up behind him as Stuhler and Lee were in a testy battle for the fourth position. Both drivers held the position multiple times over the next 4 laps before Lee passed both Stuhler and Rance Garlock to move into the 3rd position on lap 9. Stuhler was follow into fourth using the outside of the speedway.

Two laps later both Lee and Stuhler passed Flinner for 2nd and 3rd.

One lap later Lee reeled in Wilson and he pulled even with him exiting turn 2. With a head of steam heading into turn 3, Lee slid in front of Wilson to ultimately take the lead for good. Stuhler would move into 2nd with 10 laps to go, but would never mount a serious threat to Lee as he took the checkered flag by 1.240 seconds.

Trevor Freathers, Dylan Yoder and Gene Knaub filled out the top five with Wilson, Andy Haus, Billy Wampler, Garlock and Scott Flickinger making up the top 10.

"You can race top or bottom or just about everywhere on this track," said Lee. "I was kind of running the middle there at the end and earlier I was on the bottom. The car was great all around and I'm happy to get the win."

Super Late Model Results- 1. Kyle Lee 2. Gary Stuhler 3. Trevor Feathers 4. Dylan Yoder 5. Gene Knaub 6. Tim Wilson 7. Andy Haus 8.Billy Wampler 9. Rance Garlock 10. Scott Flickinger 11. Jerry Bard 12. Nick Dickson 13. Chad Myers 14. Jeff Rine 15. Tim Smith Jr. 16. Glenn Elliott 17. Colton Flinner 18. Mike Lupfer 19. Austin Berry 20. Kody Lyter 21. Trent Brenneman 22. Dillan Stake 23. Chris Casner

Limited Late Models

Andrew Yoder came from the 8th starting position to dominate the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model feature event as he bested Tim Krape by 4.449 seconds for the $800 win.

Krape and Donnie Farling led the field to the green flag with Krape taking the early lead. The caution would come out on lap 3 as two cars got turned around on the backstretch.

On the restart, Krape got crooked in turn's 1 and 2, allowing Farling to move into the lead by a nose at the line. Meanwhile Yoder was lurking in third. As the top two battled, Yoder made his move, taking 2nd on lap five and the lead on lap 8.

Krape would settle in in 2nd, but would have nothing for Yoder.

"I have been on the podium a lot this year, but I'm tired of not winning. That's what we are here for," said Yoder. "I ran the bottom on that restart and the car just didn’t pick up. SO I moved up and the csr really took off. I'm happy to be sitting here."

Shaun Miller, Devin Hart and Jared Fulkroad finished third through fifth with Drew Weisser, Eric Hohol, Kenny Yoder, Ryan Zook and Derick Garman rounding out the top 10.

Limited Late Model Results- 1/ Andrew Yoder 2. Tim Krape 3. Shaun Miller 4. Devin Hart 5. Jared Fulkroad 6. Drew Weisser 7. Eric Hohol 8. Kenny Yoder 9. Ryan Zook 10. Derick Garman 11. Todd Snook 12. Taylor Farling 13. Paul Cursey 14. Tyler Kirby 15. Derrick Gahagan 16. Zach Kauffman 17. Bobby Dunn 18. Travis Wilson 19. Chase Bowsman 20. Steve Todorow 21. Brad Feight 22. Scott Landis 23. Dirk Rimrott 24. Donnie Farling 25. Dan Berry 26. Ethan Beasom

Xtreme Stocks

Dustin Hoffman held off Brad Mitch and Pete Leister after a lap 9 restart to lead all 15 laps and claim the Juniata Junction Restaurant Xtreme Stocks feature event. Curtis Lawton and Corey Kepner rounded out the top 5.

Mike Goodwin, Chuck Bryner, Walt Peters, Craig Imes and Gordie Marshall completed the top 10.

Xtreme Stock Results- 1. Dustin Hoffman 2. Brad Mitch 3. Pete Leister 4. Curtis Lawton 5. Corey Kepner 6. Mike Goodwin 7. Chuck Bryner 8. Walt Peters 9. Craig Imes 10. Gordie Marshall 11. Josh Bender 12. Smith Cope 13. Jimmy Kessler 14. Miranda Minium 15. Bill Cooper 16. Zach Knepp 17. Dustin Snook 18. Will Brunson

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

KYLE MOODY BACK IN VICTORY LANE; Troy Wagaman Jr. Continues 2019 Success; Jeff Rohrbaugh Adds to Record Win Total; Brad Kling Wins Modified Feature

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, July 20 (7:30pm) Pepsi Night | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, August 3 (7:30pm) DCS School of Driving Night | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Classic Cars + York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races

Saturday, August 10 (7:30pm) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Abbottstown, PA (July 13, 2019) – Jeff Halligan, a regular in the 358 division at Lincoln, got behind the wheel of Aaron Long’s 410 machine on Saturday night. Halligan won his heat and stared on the pole of the 25-lap feature. Australian, Jessie Attard, lined up second.

Halligan took the lead with Cole Young moving up to second and Attard falling into third. The caution came out before one lap was completed when Jay Galloway spun out in turn 1. The field lined up for a complete restart.

Halligan took the lead again and this time Attard held onto second. Another caution came before a lap was completed as Jim Siegel came to a stop on the back stretch. Siegel was able to rejoin the field.

The third time is the charm. The field lined up for their third try at starting the 25-lap feature and this time it worked.

Halligan out to the lead, Attard in second and this time Kyle Moody was on the move. Moody was up to second after passing Young and Attard on the first lap. Young got second from Attard on lap 2 but the caution came out for Jay Galloway who spun out in turns 1 and 2.

Halligan led Moody, Young, Attard and Brett Michalski to the cone on the front stretch for the single file restart.

Halligan went to the top and Moody chose the bottom going into turn 1. Moody had the lead coming out of turn 2 and kept it to lead lap 2.

Halligan tried to take the spot back and slid up the track in turns 1 and 2 but Moody held the position.

The caution came out again on lap 2 for a five-car pile-up that in turns 1 and 2 that included Brian Montieth, Brett Michalski, Freddie Rahmer, Tim Wagaman and Chad Trout.

Michalski, Montieth and Trout rejoined the field.

Moody led Halligan, Young, Attard and Tim Glatfelter to the green flag.

Young and Halligan raced down the backstretch for second with Young taking the spot.

Glenndon Forsythe challenged Glatfelter for fifth with Glatfelter holding him off.

The caution came out on lap 7 for Brian Montieth who got turned around in turn 2 while charging through the field after getting caught up in the earlier wreck.

Moody held onto the lead on the restart as Halligan and Young battled for second and Alan Krimes moved into third.

As Halligan and Young battled for second, Halligan slid up into Young in turn 2 with Young ending up on his side bringing out the red flag.

Track officials opened the red up for teams to refuel after the number of laps run under caution.

Moody led the field to the cone for the restart with Krimes, Attard, Glatfelter and Brandon Rahmer lined up behind him.

Moody went to the bottom with Krimes driving around the top with Moody holding onto the lead. Rahmer got around Attard and Glatfelter and was running third.

After getting caught up in the first wreck of the night, Trout was making his way through the field and was up to sixth when the caution came out again on lap 12. Chase Dietz stopped against the outside wall in turn 1 and Montieth came to a stop in the bottom of turn 2. Both Dietz and Montieth rejoined the field.

Moody led Krimes, Rahmer, Glatfelter and Attard to the line.

Krimes dove low into turn 3 on lap 12 to challenge for the lead but Moody held him off.

Trout and Attard battled for fifth with Trout making the pass out of turn 2 on lap 14.

Moody entered lapped traffic on lap 21. Rahmer moved into second on lap 22 and started to track Moody down. Three laps proved to not be enough time for Rahmer to catch Moody. Moody got to the checkered flag 1.629 seconds ahead of Rahmer. Krimes crossed the line third. Trout, with an impressive run through the field, finished fourth and Glatfelter was fifth.

Heat winners were Jeff Halligan, Jessie Attard and Brett Michalski.

Jeff Rohrbaugh Adds to Record Win Total with Summer Series Victory

After winning the make-up feature from June 1 earlier in the night, Troy Wagaman Jr. started on the pole of the 25-lap Summer Series event. Jeff Rohrbaugh the winningest 358 driver in Lincoln history started on the outside of the front row.

Rohrbaugh had a solid lead coming out of turn 1 and led lap 1 over Wagaman, Scott Fisher and Doug Hammaker.

Hammaker took third from Fisher on lap 2. Tyler Ross was on the move running fourth and challenging Hammaker for third. Kevin Nouse made it a three-way battle for third and took fourth from Ross.

Rohrbaugh caught the tail end of the field on lap 9 just as the caution came out for Mike Bittinger who came to a stop on the back stretch.

Rohrbaugh held onto the lead with Nouse all over Hammaker for third.

Rohrbaugh entered lapped traffic on lap 17 with Wagaman closing in as they worked through the lapped cars.

The caution came out on lap 20 for Brett Strickler who slowed on the track.

Nouse got by Hammaker on the restart to take third. CJ Tracy followed to move into fourth sending Hammaker back to fifth.

Rohrbaugh crossed the line 2.172 seconds ahead of Wagaman for his record leading 16th 358 win at the track. Nouse finished third and Tracy held onto fourth. Hammaker completed the top five.

Doug Hammaker, Kyle Denmyer, Tyler Ross and Kevin Nouse were the heat winners. Mike Bittinger won the B-main.

Troy Wagaman Continues 2019 Success with Record Setting Win

The first event on the schedule Saturday night was the 358-make-up feature from June 1. Twenty-one of the 24 cars scheduled to start made the call for the 20-lap make-up feature.

Wyatt Hinkle and Mark Van Vorst made up the front row with Jeff Rohrbaugh and Dylan Norris lined up behind them in row two. Norris got together with Van Vorst coming out of turn 4 before they crossed the line to take the green bringing out the caution. Norris and Van Vorst were both towed off the track with front-end damage.

The new front row for the restart was Wyatt Hinkle and Troy Wagaman.

Hinkle and Wagaman raced wheel to wheel down the front stretch into turn 1 with Wagaman taking the lead out of turn 2.

Wagaman was pulling away from the field with a 3.245 second lead on lap 7 as he approached lapped traffic.

Wagaman maintained a lead over 3 seconds at halfway point as he worked through lapped traffic.

Kyle Denmyer was closing in on Hinkle for second with five laps to go. Hinkle fell off the pace coming out of 4 on lap 13 and was able to pull into the infield.

Wagaman led the 20-lap feature wire to wire and set a new track record for 20 laps in a 358-sprint car. Wagaman completed the feature in 5 minutes 7.614 seconds. Denmyer crossed the line second. Rohrbaugh was third and Doug Hammaker finished fourth. Ashley Cappetta completed the top five.

Brad Kling Wins Mid Atlantic Modified Feature

Mike Walls and Ray Kable shared the front row for the 20-lap feature. Walls and Kable made contact when the green flag dropped with Walls stopping on the front stretch, bringing out the caution.

Current series point-leader, Brad Kling and Kable made up the front row for the complete restart

Kling got out to the lead with Kable in second and Cody Oliver running third.

The yellow came out on lap 3 for debris on the track. The debris was Kable’s drive shaft, ending his second place run.

The field lined up for their double file restart with Kling electing to start on the inside with Oliver to his outside.

Kling held the lead with Cullum moving into second on the restart.

Tim Fedder and Rick Hulson were battling for fourth when the caution came out on lap 10 for Rich Goodman who got turned around in turns 1 and 2.

Kling selected the inside row again for the double file restart.

Kling got out to the lead with Cullum on his bumper. Cullum tried the outside in turns 3 and 4 but Kling held him off.

Cullum tried the outside again on lap 11 in turns 3 and 4 and this time it worked as he took the lead.

The caution came out again for a five-car pile-up in turns 1 and 2.

Cullum elected to start on the inside for the restart with Kling lined up on his outside.

Kling led the field into turns 1 and 2 and started to pull away from the field. Hulson got up to third with Keith Jack Lamphere running fourth and Doug Stine in fifth.

The caution came out again with two laps to go as two cars get turned around in turns 3 and 4. The field lined up for a single file restart with under five laps to go.

Kling took the lead for what would be a two-lap shoot out. The caution came out one last time for another pile up in turn 2 on the restart.

Kling led the field again to the green flag for a two lap shoot out to the checkered flag.

Kling crossed the line first with Cullum in second. Hulson held onto third. Keith Jack Lamphere finished fourth and Mark Jones completed the top five.

Heat winners were Justin Cullum, Cody Oliver, Tim Fedder and Brad Kling.

This Saturday, July 20, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Pepsi Night featuring 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

 

Williams Grove World Of Outlaws Summer Nationals Is July 26 & 27

7/14/19

Mechanicsburg – The annual running of the Champion Racing Oil World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series Summer Nationals is just two weeks away at Williams Grove Speedway, slated for Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm.

The outlaws sprint cars will invade Williams Grove Speedway for the two-day summer stand to battle the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars.

The July 26 outlaws-posse match will feature a 25-lap main event paying $8,000 to win while the July 27 Saturday finale Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals feature will offer $20,000 to the winner.

Champion Brands’ Champion Racing Oil offers a wide variety of quality racing lubricants, oils, performance additives and fluids at outlets across the nation and online.

On the web, products can be purchased via Smileys Racing Produtcts, Precise Racing Products and Speedway Motors along with many other internet-based companies.

NAPA Auto Parts Stores is just one of many retails outlets that carry Champion products.

Learn more about Champion Racing Oil by visiting www.championbrands.com.

The outlaws tour will be led into the Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals by Califorrnian Brad Sweet as the driver of the Kasey Kahne-owned No. 49 machine.

Sweet, of Grass Valley, California, is having a banner season with the outlaws series in 2019, carrying nine circuit wins to date into the Keystone State.

Perennial champion Donny Schatz of North Dakota, who has four wins, is trailing Sweet in the series point standings.

Series regulars Logan Schuchart and David Gravel also have four wins on the series to date this season.

At home in Pennsylvania, the Williams Grove win list currently features a three-way tie at the top between Lance Dewease, Freddie Rahmer and Danny Dietrich as each driver owns three wins this season.

However Dietrich of Gettysburg is the point leader by a wide margin, currently boasting a 410-point lead over Rahmer in his quest for a first ever track title.

In Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals action last season at Williams Grove Speedway, Dewease won the only show that was completed.

Adult general admission for each day of the Williams Grove outlaws program is set at $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $15. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

 

 

World Of Outlaws Tune Up 31st Mitch Smith Memorial Friday At Williams Grove

Race pays $8,080.80 to win, 358 sprints also in action

7/14/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present Thrivent Financial Night featuring the make-up 31st annual Mitch Smith Memorial for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, July 19 at 7:30 pm.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also on the racing program with gates opening at 5:30 pm.

After losing the race to rain on July 5, the make-up Mitch Smith Memorial will be part of Thrivent Financial World of Outlaws Tune Up Night on July 19.

Using the usual outlaws format to set the starting field, the 30-lap main event will pay $8,080.80 to win in honor of the oval’s 80th anniversary racing season and the late Mitch Smith.

As another way of honoring Smith, there will be NO increase in the scheduled admission for the special show that will also be part of the 2019 Diamond Series for the sprint cars.

Adult general admission for the show is set at $17 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

As has become standard for all time trial races at the Grove, Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown will pay $300 as the Fast Tees Fast Time Award to the driver that sets quick time over the Smith Memorial field.

Event sponsor Mike Gallagher, Thrivent Financial of Carlisle is a Christian membership organization that helps members be wise with money and live generously.

As a financial consultant, Mike Gallagher can help evaluate your current financial situation; identify gaps and recommend strategies to meet your needs and long-term plans.

Call Mike Gallagher, Thrivent Financial at 717.254.6433 to find out how he and Thrivent can assist you in your financial planning.

Thrivent Financial sponsors the No. 10 limited sprint car driven by Troy Rhome of Marysville, a regular campaigner at Williams Grove Speedway who will be in action on Friday night.

Fans can visit the Thrivent Financial hospitality tent in the infield on Friday to register to win a 1/18th scale remote control No. 10 Troy Rhome sprint car valued at over $200.

Thrivent will also be giving away coloring books, crayons, magnets and more at its display.

The racing event will also feature hundreds of giveaways for fans including Pennsylvania Posse towels at the general admission gates.

The rescheduling of the Mitch Smith Memorial will allow the prestigious race to continue its longevity at the oval, first run in 1989 and won by Stevie Smith.

Richard D. “Mitch” Smith was the original “Mr. Excitement” of Pennsylvania sprint car lore.

At Williams Grove Speedway alone he ended his four-decade long career in 1978 with 27 sprint car wins and nine super modified victories.

But overall on his career, his checkered flags added up to 179.

Smith retired from the sport in 1978 and in 1988 at the age of 58 was felled by a massive heart attack.

The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series will hit the track on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27.

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.

 

 

Wolfe Wins Williams Grove Feature With Big Heat Race Move, Shultz Gets URC Main

7/12/19

Mechanicsburg – Lucas Wolfe led from start to finish in the 25-lap sprint car main at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night but he actually won the race on the opening lap of his heat race earlier in the night.

It was a run up the middle going into the first turn on the initial start of his heat that produced a three-wide move that netted Wolfe the lead in the qualifier and that set him on the pole for the feature thanks to a heads-up format.

And even Wolfe knew the move was key to his victory, his second of the season at the track.

“It was a very critical part of the night in the heat race,” he said.

In the URC sprint feature, Jason Shultz took the win away from Steve Buckwalter after dogging him for the first 17 laps of the 25-lap event.

Mechanicsburg’s Wolfe used the pole to earn the feature victory in the 410 sprint main, chased by Rick Lafferty for the first eight laps before Danny Dietrich got the spot in the midst of a battle with Freddie Rahmer.

Rahmer and Dietrich swapped the spot a few times on lap 10 before Rahmer took the spot for good as the race entered the rear of the field with 10 laps to go.

A restart with nine laps to go put Rahmer on Wolfe’s tail and Rahmer kept pace with Wolfe, biting into his lead while using the low side in turns three and four but eventually Wolfe was able to inch away to get outside of striking distance to the finish.

Traffic again entered the picture on the final lap but Wolfe took the victory by .504 seconds ahead of Rahmer.

Dietrich fought off a challenge from Brian Montieth during the closing laps to record third while Montieth and Mark Smith completed the top five finishers.

Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody, Cory Haas and Rick Lafferty.

Heats went to Wolfe, Lafferty and Moody.

The win was the 21st of Wolfe’s career at the track.

Buckwalter and Shultz had the front row for the start of the URC sprint main and Buckwalter got the drop when the green flag appeared.

Shultz assumed second and hounded Buckwalter all during the first eight laps before a red flag appeared for a turned over Derek Locke in the fourth corner.

Mark Smith lined up third for the restart but failed to challenge instead it was back to Shultz and Buckwalter battling for the win with Shultz sticking to the top lane while Buckwalter worked the inside.

And Shultz finally got far enough around in turns three and four with seven laps to go in order to be scored the leader.

Once in front, Shultz pulled away to a 2.095 second lead to pick up his first career 360 sprint car win at Williams Grove.

Lucas Wolfe was third followed by Josh Weller and Freddie Rahmer.

Sixth through 10th went to Kyle Reinhardt, Adam Carberry, Tyler Ross, Ed Aiken and Curt Michael.

Heats went to Shultz, Smith and Buckwalter.

Smith lost power on the final lap of the feature as the checkered flag unfurled.

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 finishes:

7/12/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Mark Smith, 6. TJ Stutts., 7. Anthony Macri, 8. Kyle Moody, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Rick Lafferty, 11. Chad Trout, 12. Chris Arnold, 13. Adam Wilt, 14. Jeff Halligan, 15. Dylan Norris, 16. Jessie Attard, 17. Greg Plank, 18. Kody Lehman, 19. Dwight Leppo, 20. Troy Fraker, 21. Robbie Kendell, 22. Brandon Rahmer

URC sprints, 25 laps: 1. Jason Shultz, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Josh Weller, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Kyle Reinhardt, 7. Adam Carberry, 8. Tyler Ross, 9. Ed Aikin, 10. Curt Michael, 11. Chad Layton, 12. Austin Bishop, 13. Tyler Breahm, 14. Cody Fletcher, 15. Mark Smith, 16. Jake Eldreth, 17. Matt Hoyt, 18. Ryan Quackenbush, 19. Tim Perry, 20. Han Donovan Jr., 21. Ryan Watt, 22. Dereck Locke

DNS: Todd Gracey, Troy Betts

 

 

Dotterer Equipment Inc. Kids Night Comes to Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Following a week of two separate nights of racing during Pennsylvania Speedweek, Port Royal Speedway will return Saturday July 13 with a 4-divison show featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the River Valley Builders Super Late Models, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks.

The night, sponsored by Dotterer Equipment Inc, will be highlighted by the fact that it will be Kids Night at the Speedway! Thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes will be given out throughout the night on a first come, first serve basis along with Kids Power Wheels and Bike Races during intermission. Dotterer Equipment will also have their equipment on display behind the main grandstand.

Gates open at 4:00 pm and at that time kids will be able to get their prize tickets and complete all bike registration under the pavilion. Prizes will be in the commercial building and YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET and be with a parent/guardian.

Bike races ages are as follows:

0-4 Power Wheels, 0-4 Bikes, 5-6 Bikes, 7-8 Bikes, 9-10 Bikes and 11-12 Bikes. All participants are REQUIRED to wear a helmet.

Logan Wagner is the current Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car point leader and he holds a 335 advantage over second place Dylan Cisney and a 285 advantage over third place Blane Heimbach. Races last week were won by Lance Dewease and Lucas Wolfe.

In Super Late Model action, Nick Dickson picked up his first win of the season last week during the Grit House Rt. 35 Challenge. He currently sits 4th in the series standings. Dylan Yoder sits atop the points with a 305-point advantage over second place Andy Haus and a 465-point advantage over third place Jeff Rine.

In a tight points battle, Andrew Yoder currently sits in first for the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model division. He holds a 60 point advantage over Todd Snook, who took the checkered flag in the series last visit to the Speedway in June.

Finally the Xtreme Stocks will return for their fourth visit to ‘The Speed Palace’ of 2019. In 3 previous visits, point leader Brad Mitch (2-wins) and Pete Leister (1-win) have dominated. Mitch currently holds a mere 15-point advantage in the standings.

Gates open at 4pm with a racing start time of 7pm. General Admission is $15 with students at $7. Pit Admission is $30.

 

 

Williams Grove Reschedules 31st Mitch Smith Memorial For July 19

Race to pay $8,080.80 to win at World of Outlaws Tune Up event!

7/10/19

Mechanicsburg – After losing the race to rain on July 5, Williams Grove Speedway has announced it will make-up the 31st annual Mitch Smith Memorial coming up at the track on Friday, July 19 at 7:30 pm.

The Mitch Smith Memorial will be part of Thrivent Financial World of Outlaws Tune Up Night for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars on July 19.

Using the usual outlaws format to set the starting field, the 30-lap main event will pay $8,080.80 to win in honor of the oval’s 80th anniversary racing season and the late Mitch Smith.

As another way of honoring Smith, there will be NO increase in the scheduled admission for the special show that will also be part of the 2019 Diamond Series for the sprint cars.

Adult general admission for the show is set at $17 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will also be on the racing program.

The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series will hit the track on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27.

The rescheduling of the Mitch Smith Memorial will allow the prestigious race to continue its longevity at the oval, first run in 1989 and won by Stevie Smith.

Richard D. “Mitch” Smith was the original “Mr. Excitement” of Pennsylvania sprint car lore.

At Williams Grove Speedway alone he ended his four-decade long career in 1978 with 27 sprint car wins and nine super modified victories.

But overall on his career, his checkered flags added up to 179.

Smith retired from the sport in 1978 and in 1988 at the age of 58 was felled by a massive heart attack.

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.

 

 

 

THE PPB JERSEY RUSH VIII RETURNS TO NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 16, LUCAS WOLFE ADDED TO SPRINT PRE-ENTRIES

NEW EGYPT, NJ JULY 9, 2019 . . . . . . . . It’s just days away and the Pioneer Pole Buildings Jersey Rush VIII returns to the New Egypt Speedway and it all takes place on Tuesday night, July 16 with a three division program that will showcase the 410 Sprints, Modifieds and Crate Sportsman. This will mark the only visit for the 410 Sprints at New Egypt Speedway and a big $5,000 first place prize will go to the winner of the 30 lap feature event and a hefty $1,000 to finish tenth. Time trials and heat race qualifying will establish the starting field for the 30 lap 410 Sprint feature event. For the Modifieds, it will be a Big Block vs Small Bocks (all with sail panels) challenge with the winner of the 30 lap feature picking up $3,000 for the win and $1,000 to finish fifth. The Crate Sportsman will be chasing a $1,000 to win payday.

Sprint car star Lucas Wolfe will be in the mix to chase the $5,000 check and he’ll be challenged by JJ Grasso and Ryan Smith, both previous winners of the Jersey Rush. Kyle Reinhardt, Davie Franek and Joe Kata are early entries. The modified field will be impressive with Billy Pauch, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, and Jimmy Blewett on the roster.

On Tuesday night, July 16 the pit gates will open at 3:30 PM with the Grandstands opening at 5 PM. A special Meet & Greet will take place from 5 PM to 6:15 PM when fans may go into the pits to meet the driving legends of the 410 sprint cars. Spectators may enter the pits through the gate located behind the fourth turn grandstands area. Bring your camera or go car to car gathering autographs. At 6:15, spectators will return to the grandstand area in anticipation of warm-ups. At 7:15 PM, 410 sprint car qualifying will take place.

Rules for the 410 sprints, modifieds and crate sportsman are posted on www.JERSEYRUSHRACE.com. 410 Sprint drivers are asked to pre-enter for $50 to receive three pit passes and to be eligible for increased purse, bonus or contingency awards.

In the seven prior Jersey Rush events, 410 sprint winners include JJ Grasso in 2011, 2013 and 2017. Daryn Pitman was the winner in 2012 with Ryan Smith taking top honors in 2014 as Greg Hodnett won the event back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. Past Jersey Rush Modified feature winners included Billy Pauch in 2011, 2013 and 2014 as Jimmy Horton was the 2012 winner, Duane Howard in 2015, Ryan Godown in 2016 and Billy Pauch Jr. in 2017. Mother Nature was the Jersey Rush winner in 2018.

Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children 5 and under will be admitted free. The Pit Fee is $35 and a license is not required.

For additional information, please call 609 888 3618 or 443 513 4456 and be sure to go to the website for all the details at www.JERSEYRUSHRACE.com

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.

 

 

Greg Hodnett Classic Events Raise Nearly $27,000 For Greg Hodnett Foundation Survivor’s Benefit

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Fighting off thunderstorms that hit the track all evening, Port Royal Speedway worked vigorously to make sure that the 1st Annual Greg Hodnett Classic was a success and that racing activities occurred for the many fans and supporters in attendance.

The 1st Annual Greg Hodnett Foundation 5k race kicked off the days activities where nearly 150 participants ran in memory of the late-great racer. 16-year old Brayden Harris completed the course with a time of 17:27 to take first place with the next finisher more than a minute behind. The highest finishing female was Janelle Werner of Beavertown, Pa. with a finishing time of 20:17.8, which was good enough for 5th overall.

The Greg Hodnett Foundation Memorial Cornhole Tournament organized by Tom Stimely Jr and Mid Penn Cornhole followed the race with 33 teams taking part in the event. The blind draw tournament was won by the team of Dane Delancey and Steve Roush, who both won $150 for their efforts. Second Place was Tom Stimely and Jared Shirk. The tournament raised almost $700 for the foundation.

Finally, the benefit auction occurred at 5:30, where fans were able to bid on one-of-a-kind items to include wing panels, photos, mementos and more. A large crowd took to the pavilion in support of the Mike Heffner led auction and everything went smoothly. Brian Imes was the auctioneer for the event.

As a whole, after all 3 events, merchandise sales, bake sale and raffle ticket sales, the foundation was able to raise nearly $27,000 in honor of Greg. The money will go towards a Survivor’s Benefit that will help ease the burden of the family members of a driver were they to pass away during competition at a Central Pennsylvania racetrack.

“It was such a pleasure to be able to work with Sherry and her team to honor such a great man,” said Steve O’Neal, Port Royal Speedway Head Promoter. “I was overwhelmed by the support we got for all of the events and I can’t thank all of the great fans and racers that helped achieve a very successful day and I’m looking forward to next year’s event.”

Racing activities ran deep into the night, with Lucas Wolfe ultimately picking up the $7027 win and the custom made Greg Hodnett Classic trophy created by Cold Hard Art of Brownsburg, Indiana. Wolfe used the win to also propel his Barshinger Racing team to victory as the 2019 PA Speedweek champions.

The highlight of the night for many was the 5-wide salute where all five of Hodnett’s PA Posse race cars were represented out front of the starting lineup while participating drivers performed a Missing-Man formation” honoring the driver before the green flag dropped.

While an official date has not been scheduled, the event and race will return next year to the Juniata County facility with a potential date being July 4, 2020. Be on the lookout for more information on next year’s event.

“Everybody at Port Royal Speedway and the entire Fair Board did a great job in making sure this event ran smoothly from start to finish and I can’t thank them enough for all of their support,” said Sherry Hodnett, Greg’s wife. “It was a great day and I really appreciate everybody coming out to support the event and all of my volunteers, team members and sponsors were invaluable to making this event successful.”

“The fans were amazing, and the support was above and beyond. Thank you for sticking out the weather and being part of a truly memorable event for a cause dear to our hearts. I’m looking forward to next year and hopefully we can continue to make this a special event for years to come. I think Greg would be proud and honored,” she added.

Event shirts sold out early in the night. There will be a reorder and plans are to have them back in stock and available by the August 3rd Living Legends Dream Race at the Speedway. Information on future events and more can be found at www.greghodnettfoundation.com and also on their Facebook page.

Other shirts and foundation apparel will be available at speedways throughout the region and eventually there will be an online store for purchasers wanting to buy online.

 

 

Wolfe Wins Inaugural Greg Hodnett Classic, Speedweek Title As Well

 PORT ROYAL, Pa- Lucas Wolfe outlasted the rain and a field of hungry drivers in search of victory on an emotional night that saw the Port Royal Speedway close out a grueling 9 race stretch for PA Speedweek and honor the legacy of Greg Hodnett to pick up the $7,027 Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car win and the Greg Hodnett Classic.

 The win was Wolfe's second of the season at 'The Speed Palace' and helped the Mechanicsburg native claim his 4th career PA Speedweek title, which was worth an additional $5000. Wolfe also set fast-time earlier in the night and picked up the Packers Concessions fast time award worth $100.

 "I'm extremely thankful and grateful to have a great team behind me that allows me to be competitive every time we hit the track," said Wolfe. "PA Speedweek can be tough on a team and we came to the track each night with a car worthy of sitting in victory lane and I'm extremely happy to finish it off with a victory in front of a big crowd of fans and great drivers."

 The feature event kicked off with a bit of nostalgia, as 5- race cars representing Hodnett's career in Pennsylvania paced the field while the rest of the field performed a missing man formation in honor of the late-great driver and 2018 PA Speedweek champion. Freddie Rahmer (Al Hamilton #77) and Anthony Macri (Jim and Sandy Kline #22) drove throwback paint scheme's honoring Hodnett along with Cory Haas piloting the Trone Outdoor 39 in normal fashion. Injured driver Ryan Smith piloted a Hodnett #27 for the opening ceremonies while Daryl Stimeling piloted a replica of the Apple #12.

 Track points leader Logan Wagner and AJ Flick led the field to the field to the green flag with Flick jumping out to the early lead using the high side of the speedway in turn’s 1 and 2 while Robbie Kendall used the bottom of the speedway to move into the second position in the same turn.

 Wolfe, from his fourth starting position, also followed suit and passed Wagner exiting turn 2 to slide into the 3rd position on the opening circuit.

 Flick was in cruise control before the red flag was thrown on lap 4 when Mike Wagner took a wild ride on the backstretch and got upside down multiple times. He would walk away from the crash unscathed.

 When green green flag action resumed, Flick once again set sail, opening a nearly 1.5 second lead by lap 8. While Flick slid around the high line of the speedway, Kendall was making ground on the bottom of the speedway.

 4 laps later, Kendall had cut the lead in half. Meanwhile, Wednesday's winner at the Speedway, Lance Dewease had overtaken Wagner for the fourth position from his fifth starting spot.

 On lap 13, Kendall was within striking distance of the leader, showing his nose multiple times on the bottom of the speedway exiting the turns. With Flick hitting lap traffic of lap 14, Kendall made a move. He'd repeat the move in turn's 1 and 2 the next two laps. This allowed Wolfe to pounce, as he capitalized on Kendall's aggressiveness to pass him for 2nd down the backstretch on lap 16.

 One lap later, Flick's shot at victory would end as he blew a right rear tire while leading entering turn 1 of the speedway,

 With the lead firmly in his grasp, Wolfe was ready for all challenges.

 "AJ has had a lot of bad luck this year with right rear tires, so in some ways we were in the right spot at the right time," said Wolfe. "But I knew we had a fast race car and you like to think you could get by him anyways. As a driver you have got to capitalize on those moments and I knew there were a lot of fast race cars behind us wanting it as well."

 Wolfe shot out again on the restart, but Kendall wasn't going away. A one-time winner this season at the Lincoln Speedway, Kendall was hoping to throw a wrench into Wolfe's plans of victory. Over the next two laps, Kendall stayed within striking distance, using the bottom of the speedway to Wolfe's top.

 However, Wolfe would soon show that he was not waiting around, opening a nearly 1.3 second lead by lap 20. On lap 21, Wolfe's lead evaporated as TJ Stutts blew a right rear tire on the backstretch.

 On the restart, it was Wolfe once again jumping out to the lead with muscle. Dewease slid Kendall in turn's 1 and 2 and it looked like he might be vying for an encore performance of his late race move Wednesday night. However Kendall proved to be no fluke as he used the bottom of the speedway the following lap to slide back by Dewease for second in turn's 1 and 2.

 Kendall would move to the top of the speedway and attempt to track down Wolfe. Over the final 5 laps, Kendall was able to cut Wolfe’s lead nearly in half, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Wolfe cruised to a 1.070 second victory for the victory and the Speedweek title. Dewease, Danny Dietrich and James McFadden rounded out the top 5.

 "We were really good out front and it’s a great feeling to be sitting in victory lane," said Wolfe. "The fans stayed all night and the track worked hard to outlast the rain. And to do it on a night where we honored a great driver like Greg, I couldn't be more happy for my guys and this team."

 Wagner, Kyle Reinhardt, Rico Abreu, Haas and Rahmer completed the top 10.

 410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Lucas Wolfe 2. Robbie Kendall 3. Lance Dewease 4. Danny Dietrich 5. James McFadden 6. Logan Wagner 7. Kyle Reinhardt 8. Rico ABREU 9. Cory Haas 10. Freddie Rahmer 11. Anthony Macri 12. Blane Heimbach 13. Tyler Reeser 14. Jared Esh 15. Chad Trout 16. Dylan Cisney 17. Jeff Miller 18. TJ Stutts 19. Chase Dietz 20. Kyle Moody DNF- AJ Flick, Justin Whittal, Mike Wagner, Steve Buckwalter

 Route 35 GRIT Series

 On a night where his dad was announced as an honoree for this season Living Legends Race at Port Royal Speedway, Nick Dickson picked up his first River Valley Builders Super Late Model victory of the season during the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series Late Models feature.

 "Given the weather circumstances, a lot of tracks would've pulled the plug tonight," said Dickson. "We started seventh and passed all those cars to get here, so I’d say it was a good night and good track."

 Dylan Yoder and Bryan Bernheisel led the field to the green flag with Yoder jumping out to the early lead. Gene Knaub followed as well and he slid into the second position on lap 1 as well.

 The following lap, Dickson started making his move, as he passed Andy Haus for fifth position exiting turn four heading to the line. The caution would come out the dame lap when Chris Casner got turned around in turn 1.

 On the restart, Yoder's chances came to an end when he slowed to a stop coming out of turn 4 with a right rear flat tire. This handed the lead to Kyle Hardy, who jumped out to the lead once green flag action returned. One lap later it was Austin Berry slowing with a flat tire as well.

 Hardy jumped out again to a hefty lead as green flag action returned. Dickson, who passed Bernheisel just prior to the caution for fourth, inherited the 3rd position thanks to Yoder's issues. Four laps later he moved around Knaub at the flag stand and he set his sights on Hardy.

 Hardy caught the tail end of lap traffic on lap 14 and while it appeared Dickson would be able to catch him, he was using the lap cars to his advantage and began to put distance between himself and the field.

 However his night would end on lap 16 when he too blew a right rear tire while leading in turn three. This was all Dickson would need.

 Following another caution for Berry getting sideways on lap 17, Dickson would hold off Haus and Knaub to win his first victory of the season at 'The Speed Palace' by 1.674 seconds. He received $2200 for his efforts.

 Bernheisel and Jeff Rine completed the top five.

 "Kyle would have been tough to beat without his issues," said Dickson. "He was so good on the top and the track was getting harder and harder to pass on the bottom."

 "Even in the sprint car feature, tires were an issue. I knew he was running hard up there and I figured If I waited and was patient, I’d have a chance. Tonight just worked out for us and I'm super happy."

 Rick Eckert, Shaun Jones, Gary Stuhler, Hayes Mattern and Mike Lupfer filled out the top 10

 Super Late Model Results- 1/ Nick Dickson 2. Andy Haus 3. Gene Knaub 4. Bryan Bernheisel 5. Jeff Rine 6. Rick Eckert 7. Shaun Jones 8. Gary Stuhler 9. Hayes Mattern 10. Mike Lupfer 11. Billy Wampler 12. Chad Myers 13. Scott Flinckinger 14. Tim Wilson 15. Jerry Bard 16. Dylan Yoder 17. Kirk Baker 18. Tim Smith Jr. 19. Dave Stamm DNF- KYLE HARDY, Chris Casner, Rance Garlock, Chad Julius, Austin Berry

 

URC Sprints To Stage 62nd Club Event At Williams Grove Friday

Interesting history couples series and oval since 1948

7/7/19

When the URC Sprints roll into Williams Grove Speedway this Friday on Leffler Energy Night, the event will mark the 62nd appearance by the traveling club at the historic oval since the two began entertaining each other back in 1948.

The first-ever URC winner at the track in ’48 was Harold “Lucky” Lux of Lebanon.

Lux was a winner on both the AAA and URC circuits in his career before he met a tragic fate in a fiery tractor-trailer accident near Kennett Square in early October 1956.

After that maiden Lux win, other victors through the 1950s and 60s included Speed McFee, Bobby Courtwright, Eddie Galione, Earl Halaquist, Gus Linder, Ray Tilley and many others.

Prior to the mid 1980s at Williams Grove, URC competition at the track took place as part of unlimited sprint car action but by 1985 when URC made a comback to the oval for the first time since 1970, an engine limit of 360 cubic inches had been imposed.

Since that time, no driver has won more URC-sanctioned races at Williams Grove Speedway than the late Greg Hodnett.

Hodnett succumbed to injuries sustained in an area sprint car accident last September.

Hodnett owns a total of six URC 360 wins at the track, having taken his first in 2015 and his last in May of last season including a string of four in a row between 2015 and 2016.

Second to Hodnett on the win list is active driver Mark Smith of Sunbury, who owns five features dating back to his first in 2010 with his most recent coming in 2017.

Other URC winners at the track over the years of 360 engine limits have been oval sprint regulars Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Pat Cannon, Chad Layton, Aaron Ott, Daryn Pittman and more.

Among those 360 winners who have toured with the series and taken Grove wins are Dave Kelly, Kramer Williamson, Pete Green, Curt Michael, Kevin Welsh, Robbie Stillwaggon and others.

Two other winners of note who have made rare starts at the track in an effort to invade and steal the loot have been Tony Stewart and Kenny Adams.

And so the stage is set for the continuing legacy of URC Sprint Car Series competition at Williams Grove Speedway coming up this Friday, July 12 at 8 pm.

Track regulars who are expected to compete in both 410 sprint and URC Sprint action include Lucas Wolfe, Steve Buckwalter, Kyle Reinhardt and possibly Ryan Smith.

URC card carriers who will be racing to maintain the integrity of the club will be series point leader Chad Layton along with Curt Michael, Josh Weller, Troy Betts and Austin Bishop.

Gates open at 6 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $17 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

 

 

Leffler Energy Night At Williams Grove This Week With 410 & URC Sprints!

Fans can get Rahmer autographs from Freddie, Brandon and Fred before the races

Bloodmobile from 5 – 9 pm

7/7/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host Leffler Energy Night coming up on Friday, July 12 featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the United Racing Club 360 Sprints.

Action begins at 8 pm with gates opening at 6.

Adult general admission is set at $17 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Located in Lancaster, Leffler Energy offers heating oil and propane to the general public along with boiler, furnace and A/C services.

Visit the Leffler website at www.lefflerenergy.com to learn more about Leffler’s services, coverage area and how to contact the sales and service department.

Before the sprint car races on Friday night, Leffler Energy drivers Freddie Rahmer and Brandon Rahmer along with their father Fred, will meet and greet fans and sign autographs in the speedway infield from 6:15 – 6:45 pm.

Leffler Energy will be hosting a hospitality tent along with the autograph session in the infield.

Fans can visit the Leffler display to pick up FREE Leffler pens, key chain lights, frisbees and more in addition to learning about special introductory pricing and special offers for new customers.

A community blood drive will also be taking place on Friday night with a Bloodmobile parked at every entrance from 5 – 9 pm.

Everyone who donates will receive a $10 Williams Grove gift certificate and a FREE blood donor shirt. However, all donors must have eaten within a four-hour period prior to donating

The 410 sprints will be racing in a 25-lap, $4,080 to win main event on Friday while the URC Sprints will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $1,500 to win.

Heat races will set the feature starting lineups. There will be NO time trials.

The URC contingent will be led to the track by Harrisburg’s Chad Layton who is the current URC point leader over Josh Weller of Mertztown.

Layton has scored a pair of wins on the URC circuit so far this season.

The late Greg Hodnett won the only URC visit of the season to the track in 2018.

In 410 sprint action at the track so far in 2019, Freddie Rahmer, Lance Dewease and point leader Danny Dietrich have scored the lion’s share of victories, having taken three each to account for nine of 11 main events contested.

In a quest for his first career Williams Grove track title, Gettysburg’s Dietrich has a commanding point lead over Freddie Rahmer, holding sway by more than 400 points.

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

 

 

RAIN CANCELS RACING AT THE FABULOUS LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, July 13 (7:30pm) John Gleim Jr. Excavating Night | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints [Regular Show + July 1 Make-up Feature] + Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Saturday, July 20 (7:30pm) Pepsi Night | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, August 3 (7:30pm) DCS School of Driving Night | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Classic Cars + York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races

Abbottstown, PA (July 6, 2019) – Despite having an exciting night of racing jam packed with four divisions on deck, Mother Nature was the winner on Saturday night.

Lincoln Speedway officials are working on make-up dates for the 358 Sprints, 358 Late Models, 600 Xcel Modifieds and Wingless Super Sportsman. Make-up dates will be posted on Lincoln Speedway’s social media platforms and website once they are determined.

This Saturday, July 13, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and Mid-Atlantic Modifieds. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 

 4 July 2019
Steve Williams

REINHARDT WINS FIRECRACKER 30 FOR 360 SPRINT CARS;
GENE KNAUB SCORES THE GRIT HOUSE ROUTE 35 LATE MODEL CHALLENGE;
LAWTON NOTCHES FOURTH CONSECUTIVE PRO STOCK RACE;
JAKE JONES VISITS VL FOR THIRD TIME IN THE ROADRUNNERS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway celebrated the Fourth of July Thursday with a four division racing card sponsored by Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center.

Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., wired the field in the 30-lap Firecracker 360 sprint car race and collected the $3,000 prize at the wheel of the Central Builders No. 1 entry.

The $3,000 victory was Reinhardt’s third of the season at Selinsgrove and second straight night in a row as he took the win Wednesday night in the United Racing Club feature at Port Royal.

Gene Knaub of York also took home $3,000 with his win in the Grit House Route 35 Super Late Model Challenge Series race.

Shaun Lawton of Bloomsburg scored his fourth straight win in the 15-lap pro stock race, while Jake Jones of Cogan Station won his third race of the year in the 12-lap roadrunner feature.

There will be no racing at the track this Saturday, July 6.

Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July, 13, with the 19th annual Mach 1 Chassis Open for 360 sprint cars paying $5,000 to win. The super late models and pro stocks will also be in action. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

Kyle Reinhardt rocketed to the sprint car lead from the pole but the yellow flew when outside polesitter Cody Keller spun 360 degrees in the second turn and kept running giving him his starting position back.

On the restart, this time it was Blane Heimbach, from the second row, grabbing the lead when the caution flew again for Josh Weller.

On the third restart Reinhardt held of Heimbach, Keller, Austin Bishop and Mark Smith.

By lap two Smith was up to third and Chad Layton raced into the top five. As Reinhardt sliced through traffic Heimbach had trouble with Smith catching and briefly passing him.

Greg Jones brought out the red flag when he rolled his racer onto the side in the third turn. Jones was uninjured.

Heimbach tried to slide under Reinhardt on the restart but Reinhardt held him off. Layton also tested Smith for third and Ryan Kissinger roared into fifth.

By lap 20 Smith slid under Heimbach in the second turn only to have Heimbach return the favor in the fourth turn. Once by, Smith started to fade and Layton took over third.

In the final laps Heimbach ran the cushion and closed on Reinhardt but could not get by him. Reinhardt won by 2.176 seconds over Heimbach, Layton, Smith and Derek Locke.

Layton, Kissinger and Heimbach were sprint car heat winners.

Gene Knaub blasted to the lead to start the late model feature from the outside pole and was followed by Brett Schadel, Bryan Bernheisel, Mike Lupfer, and Dylan Yoder.

The caution flew on lap two when Kenny Trevitz, Nathan Long, and Jerry Bard got together in the third turn.

Using the Delaware double file restart, Knaub held the lead but a great battle between Schadel and Bernheisel developed, while Jeff Rine raced into the top five.

On lap 13 Yoder caught and passed Schadel. The pair battled for a lap before Yoder took the spot permanently.

Yoder continued flying around the top and passed Bernheisel for second on lap 23 and started to chip into Knaub’s lead but even with the five additional laps Yoder was able to get to Knaub’s rear bumper but could not get around the leader trailing by .307 seconds at the checkered flag.

Schadel, Bernheisel and Rine rounded out the top five.

Late model heats were won by Schadel and Knaub.

Shaun Lawton took the pro stock lead over Ray Rothfuss, Kyle Bachman, Brandon Moser and AJ Stroup. Moser slowed on the track bringing out a lap two caution.

Stroup shot around Bachman on lap three to take over the runner up position but Bachman kept the pressure on racing the inside. Brad Mitch stopped on the backstretch on lap 11 slowing the field again.

Lawton pulled to a sizable lead after the restart winning for the fourth time in a row by 2.083 seconds over Stroup, Bachman, John Schoch and Rothfuss.

AJ Hoffman and Moser were victorious in the pro stock heats.

Bob Bussey took the high line in turn one to take the roadrunner lead from Smith Cope, Jake Jones, Curtis Lawton and Hunter Shelley.

Cope passed Bussey high in lap two to take the lead and two laps later Jones was running second. Jimmy Kessler spun in turn two to slow the field on lap six.

Cope got out of shape on the restart and Jones took the lead with Bussey on his tail. Bussey dogged Jones the rest of the way but could not get by. Lawton, Cope and Brian Mabus rounded out the top five.

Will Brunson and Bussey won the roadrunner heats.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 4 July 2019
360 Sprint Cars – 21 Entries
30-Lap A-Main: 1) 1 Kyle Reinhart ($3,000) 2) 12 Blane Heimbach 3) 35 Chad Layton 4) M1 Mark Smith 5) 77 Derek Locke 6) 66 Ryan Kissinger 7) 11A Austin Bishop 8) 29 Jason Shultz 9) 5G Curt Michael 10) 5 Tyler Ross 11) 19 Colby Womer 12) 33 Michael Walter 13) 91 David Quackenbush 14) 5Q Ryan Quackenbush 15) 1 Jake Hummel 16) 11 Jim Shuster 17) 5N Brian Nornhold 18) 99 Cody Keller 19) 7J Gregg Jones 20) 63 Josh Weller 21) 49 Mallie Shuster
Heat Winners: Chad Layton, Ryan Kissinger, Blane Heimbach
Late Models – 19 Entries
30-Lap A-Main: 1) 1 Gene Knaub ($3,000) 2) 24 Dylan Yoder 3) 22 Brett Schadel 4) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 5) 2J Jeff Rine 6) F1 Coleby Frye 7) 9 Hayes Mattern 8) 3 Tim Wilson 9) 6 Donnie Schick 10) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr 11) 27 Jim Yoder 12) 06 Mike Lupfer 13) 63 Nathan Long 14) 1W Billy Wampler 15) 7 Dick Houtz 16) 26 Jerry Bard 17) 61 Ken Trevitz 18) 15 Scott Flickinger 19) 33 Trent Brenneman
Heat Winners: Brett Schadel, Gene Knaub
Time Trials: 1) 1 Gene Knaub 19.715 2) 9 Hayes Mattern 19.887 3) 15 Scott Flickinger 20.184 4) 22 Brett Schadel 20.250 5) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 20.373 6) 27 Jim Yoder 20.378 7) F1 Coleby Frye 20.384 8) 3 Tim Wilson 20.469 9) 24 Dylan Yoder 20.478 10) 33 Trent Brenneman 20.483 11) 2J Jeff Rine 20.536 12) 06 Mike Lupfer 20.549 13) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.693 14) 26 Jerry Bard 20.925 15) 6 Donnie Schick 20.971 16) 1W Billy Wampler 20.990 17) 14Z Dave Brouse 21.460 18) 63 Nathan Long 22.267 19) 7 Dick Houtz
Pro Stocks – 11 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 92 Shaun Lawton 2) 26 AJ Stroup 3) 99B Kyle Bachman 4) 89 John Schoch 5) 1 Ray Rothfuss 6) 69 Noah Kissinger 7) 6C AJ Hoffman 8) 1H Brad Mitch 9) 55 Lori Croop 10) 8M Brandon Moser 11) 00 Cory Long
Heat Winners: Brandon Moser, AJ Hoffman
Roadrunners – 17 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1) 7J Jake Jones 2) 76 Bob Bussey 3) 33 Curtis Lawton 4) 1 Smith Cope 5) 2B Brian Mabus 6) 992 Terry Kramer 7) 3 Tom Brunson 8) 12 Tom Underwood 9) 28M Miranda Minium 10) 29 Josh Bender 11) 15 Hunter Shelley 12) 60 Jimmy Kessler 13) K2 Jessie Krasnitsky 14) 32 Ken Schreffler 15) 8 Will Brunson 16) 14 Cory Lindenmuth 17) 15 Dustin Snook
Heat Winners: Will Brunson, Bob Bussey

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY 19TH ANNUAL
MACH 1 CHASSIS 360 SPRINT CAR OPEN
TO PAY $5,000 TO WIN SATURDAY, JULY 13

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 19th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars sanctioned by the United Racing Club at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13. The 30-lap main event will pay $5,000 to win and $300 to start out of the $16,000-plus purse.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 5 p.m. 360 sprint car rules for the major sanctioning groups will be permitted for this event.

Sprint car drivers will draw pills to determine their starting positions in the 8-lap heat races. Drivers will earn passing points for their heat race finishes. The top eight drivers in points will redraw for the first eight starting positions in the A-main. The balance of the A-main lineup will be based on points earned. The top four finishers from the B-main will round out the starting grid.

Joining the 360 sprint cars on the racing program will be the super late models in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win and the pro stocks in a 15-lap main event paying $400 to win.
In 358-360 sprint car Open history at Selinsgrove Speedway, 18 races have produced 10 different winners since 2001.

TJ Stutts of Liverpool won the inaugural race in 2001 and in 2016 became a five-time winner of the 358-360 Open, with his other victories coming in 2003, 2013, and 2015. Pat Cannon of Etters is a three-time winner of the Open with checkered flags in 2007, 2008, and in 2012.

Logan Schuchart of Hanover drove to an impressive victory in the 2011 race. In 2010, Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Okla., was awarded the win when Cannon’s race car was under the legal weight during the post-race inspection.

Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove won the 2005 Open, the rain-postponed 2009 edition of the Open that was run in the spring of 2010, as well as last year’s race. Adrian Shaffer of Hallam was the Open champion in 2002, while Nate Snyder of Halifax took the victory in the 2004 race. Phil Walter of McClure took home the trophy in 2006.

Aaron Ott of East Berlin scored the victory in 2014 with the late Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove adding his name to the list of winners in the 2017 360 Open.

Title sponsor Mach 1 Chassis, located at 10 North Frederick Street in Mechanicsburg, engineers and builds race car chassis that are known for safety, strength, durability, and performance. In addition to chassis fabrication and repair, Mach 1 Chassis also manufactures front and rear bumpers, nerf bars, front axles, wing posts, and wing trees.

There’s also the Mach 1 Speed Shop offering a full line of race car parts and service at the Mechanicsburg shop. For more information about the company, visit mach1chassis.com.

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.

2019 Mach 1 Chassis National Open Purse for 360 Sprint Cars: 1) $5,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,200 4) $800 5) $650 6) $600 7) $575 8) $550 9) $525 10) $500 11) $400 12) $375 13) $350 14) $325 15) $315 16-24) $300
Grandstand Gates Open: 5PM
Also Racing: Super Late Models ($2,000 To Win) and Pro Stocks ($400 To Win)
Admission for Saturday, July13, 2019: Adults $20; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

 

 

Dewease Triumphs at Port Royal During PA Speedweek, Reinhardt Claims URC Feature

By Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Up until Wednesday night, nobody had been able to double up in the win column of the 2019 PA Speedweek Series. Four nights in, there had been four different winners.

Lance Dewease made sure that changed at Port Royal Speedway when he charged from the 8th starting position to pass Logan Wagner with 2 laps to go to pick up the $7000 Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory in front of a packed house of fans for his second win of the week.

"I was able to get rolling there late and carry some speed through the corners," said Dewease. "I was fortunate to get to Logan before we got to the checkered and it was a good night for us."

Danny Dietrich and A.J. Flick led the field to the green flag with Flick jumping out to the early lead using the outside of turn's one and two to pull past Dietrich down the backstretch. Making his first PA Speedweek appearance of the year, Flick set sail with a blistering pace, stretching his lead to over 1 second by lap 4.

Over the next four laps, Dietrich slowly was reeling in the leader, making his move on lap 9 in turn's one and two with a slide-job attempt. Flick crossed back under Dietrich exiting turn 2 to foil the attempt. Dietrich tried again in turn 4 with the same results. It looked like Dietrich had enough momentum the following circuit to pull off the pass, however Aaron Reutzel spun and kept going, bringing out the caution to put Flick back in the lead for the restart.

On the restart, Dietrich once again tried to slide Flick in turn's one and two, with Flick once again pulling ahead of the Gettysburg, Pa native exiting turn 2. However, with the field close behind, Wagner used the opportunity to pull ender Dietrich down the backstretch and to take over the second position.

One lap later Dewease cracked the top five for the first time and began to make his move forward as he passed Brock Zearfoss for fifth at the start/finish line.

Over the next two laps, Wagner was sizing up Flick when he made his move using the bottom of turn three and four to take the lead and lead lap 13.Wagner checked out and built up a nearly 2 second lead over the next 2 laps. At the same time, Dewease got past the 91 car of Kyle Reinhardt for the 4th position using the top of the speedway exiting turn 4.

As Wagner was pulling away, Dewease was stalking the tail tank of Dietrich. It looked like he was going to pass him for the third position, but before he could complete the pass the caution flew again for Reutzel, who this time had a tire go flat. While under caution, Flick's shot at victory went out the window as well as he had a right rear tire go flat, handing second to Dietrich for the restart on lap 20. Flick would rejoin the field after changing the tire.

"We were really good all night and it was just a matter of getting to the front and being patient," said Wagner. "I didn’t really know what was going on behind me, but I was feeling good there before that caution."

It wouldn't be the last caution though. Following the lap 20 restart Wagner once again jumped out to the lead with Dietrich and Dewease in tow. But the field would slow again following a caution for a slowing Jeff Miller, who caught the outside guardrail in turn 3 on lap 22 and stopped on the front stretch.

On what would be the last restart, Wagner again jumped out to a large lead. He was using the top of the speedway, while Dietrich tried different lines in both corners to make up the difference and hold off Dewease, who was rolling through the middle of the corners. Finally able to pass Dietrich, Dewease moved into the second position on lap 26 at the line and set his sights on closing the 1.169 second lead Wagner held.

With 2 laps to go, Wagner held a .547 lead over Dewease, who also was searching the speedway for the fastest line to catch Wagner. Using the bottom of the Speedway in turn's 1 and 2 and the middle in turn's 3 and 4 he'd been chipping away at it. Finally Dewease was able to pull alongside of Wagner down the backstretch and pull ahead of him exiting turn 4 to lead the white flag lap.

Wagner would try to once again to build up some momentum around the top of the speedway and he was able to make it close exiting turn 4 coming to the checkers. But ultimately Dewease would take the win by .194 seconds over Wagner, Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer and Reinhardt.

"That's how this place is. If you’re right you can move around," said Dewease of finding the perfect line to catch Wagner. "I was carrying speed off the corner and I could really get runs at him. I was just fortunate enough to get to him before we got the checkers."

Wagner was happy with a second, but ultimately he wished Dewease had gotten to him earlier to be able to make a move back by.

"It was checkers or wreckers and I was really giving it everything I had out there," said Wagner, who is the current track point leader. "Sometimes it's better to be sitting in second at that point so you can kind of see where he's running and such. If he'd gotten to me earlier, I might have had something for him there at the end . But ultimately we can’t be too upset with a second."

The win also moved Dewease into the PA Speedweek Points Lead despite missing an event as he holds a 12 point advantage over Wolfe. Rahmer (-27), Dietrich (-68) and Macri (-98) make up the top 5 heading into Hagerstown.

Zearfoss, Anthony Macri, Steve Buckwalter, Rico Abreu and Dylan Cisney rounded out the top 10.

410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Lance Dewease 2. Logan Wagner 3. Danny Dietrich 4. Freddie Rahmer 5. Kyle Reinhardt 6. Brock Zearfoss 7. Anthony Macri 8. Steve Buckwalter 9. Rico Abreu 10. Dylan Cisney 11. Tony Stewart 12. Dale Blaney 13. Lucas Wolfe 14. Blane Heimbach 15. James McFadden 16. Ryan Taylor 17. Cory Eliason 18. TJ Stutts 19. Robbie Kendall 20. Tyler Reeser 21. AJ Flick 22. Justin Whittal 23. Jeff Miller 24. Aaron Reutzel

URC 360 Sprint Cars

Kyle Reinhardt would back up a top five feature finish in the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car feature with a win in the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Car portion of the event at Port Royal Speedway.

The win was worth $2,000 and was the young driver's first at the 'Speed Palace'.

Reinhardt lined up on the outside front row alongside of Steven Drevicki and jumped out to the early lead before the red flag came out after a 5-car pile up in turn 3 which ended with Michael Walter on his side. All drivers were ok.

At the restart, Reinhardt once again pulled out to the lead to lead lap 1. One lap later Lucas Wolfe, who started fourth, used the top of the speedway exiting turn 2 to pass Drevicki for the second position.

As Reinhardt was checking out, the race or third was getting wild. Third place driver Derek Locke dodged a spinning lapped car with 12 to go, which allowed Jason Shultz, Mark Smith and Steve Buckwalgter to close the gap. Smith would roll through the middle of turn 3 and 4 before taking over the third position just past the start finish line.

With two laps to go, Smith would use a lapped car in front of Wolfe as a pick to slide ahead into the second position, with Buckwalter in tow. However, nobody had anything for Reinhardt as he won the feature by a convincing 3.077 second advantage over Smith, Buckwalter, Schutz and Wolfe.

Chad Layton, Locke, Tyler Ross, Drevicki and Austin Bishop rounded out the top 10

360 Sprint Car Results- 1. Kyle Reinhardt 2. Mark Smith 3. Steve Buckwalter 4. Jason Shutlz 5. Lucas Wolfe 6. Chad Layton 7. Derek Locke 8. Tyler Ross 9. Steven Drevicki 10. Austin Bishop 11. Ryan Watt 12. Cody Fletcher 13. Tyler Bream 14. Curt Michael 15. Josh Weller 16. Ryan Kissinger 17. Brandon McGoughn 18. Tyler Denochick 19. Greg Jones 20. Ryan Quackenbush 21. Jimmy STitzel 22. Kyle Smith 23. Mallie Shuster 24. Michael Walter II



 

 

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NOS ENERGY DRINK USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES. . . .

INVADES GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WITH KEN BRENN MIDGET MASTERS 30 AND NASCAR MODIFIEDS ON TUESDAY NIGHT JULY 30

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 3, 2019 . . . . . The fans asked for it and here it is!

The NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series will be part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Tuesday night, July 30 with the first running of the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30 joined by the NASCAR 358 Modifieds in a big double-header at Grandview Speedway. The midgets have a long and rich history at Grandview and many say, the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA is the perfect track for the midgets.

This special night is being dedicated to Ken Brenn, an individual with a reputation rich in midget history and someone who once promoted midget racing at Grandview. Ken Brenn is an absolute “class act” and has been part of the local racing fabric for many years, enjoying much success as a modified car owner and a prior promoter of the Bridgeport Speedway. Some other surprises are being arranged as we honor Ken who is planning to be at this event and drop the first green flag of the night!

The 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget schedule is their busiest schedule in two decades and this trip to Pennsylvania will be a highlight as Grandview Speedway opens the Pennsylvania Midget SpeedWeek that will include five consecutive nights of racing.

Christopher Bell, hot off a $10,000 win at Grandview on Tuesday, July 2 in a 410 sprint car is planning to compete in the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30 along with Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney, Chris Windom, Kevin Thomas, Jr, Zeb Wise, Chad Boat, Tanner Carrick, Jerry Coons Jr. and C.J. Leary just to name a few. Time trials and qualifying events will lead up to the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30 lap feature event paying $3,500 to the winner.

The 358 Modifieds will play an equally important part of this event with qualifying and a 30 lap feature that will $3,000 to the winner. Jeff Strunk is hot off a Thunder on the Hill victory Tuesday night when he thrilled fans with a three abreast move for the lead exiting turn four. Ryan Watt was the winner of the opening Thunder on the Hill modified event in June and he’ll be back in the mix along with Brett Kressley, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach, Doug Manmiller, Billy Pauch Jr., Kevin Hirthler, Jared Umbenhauer and many more.

The Tuesday night, July 30 Ken Brenn Midget Masters and 358 NASCAR Modified double-header will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. Low, Down & Dirty is already hard at work planning the pre-race Meet and Greet.

Be sure to plan and attend the first return of the USAC National Midgets to Grandview in thirty years.

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.

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.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES AT GRANDVIEW. . . . . .

CHRISTOPHER BELL POCKETS $10,000, JEFF STRUNK WINS MOD THRILLER AS GRANDVIEW DEFEATS MOTHER NATURE TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 2

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 2, 2019) – Mother Nature offered a reprieve to race fans Tuesday Night at Grandview Speedway, providing just enough clear weather for Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell to claim the 410 Sprint Car main event, while Boyertown, Pennsylvania’s Jeff Strunk scored the win in the Modified portion of the double-header event. A big crowd turned out for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill event attracting a field of thirty 410 sprint cars and thirty-eight modifieds. The battles were plentiful all night but the biggest story was how the Grandview Speedway track crew fought back after a thunder stormed drenched the speedway surface. The outstanding work by the track crew with help from the modifieds quickly returned the speedway back into race ready conditions after a one hour and fifteen minute rain delay. As the checker flag fell on the modified feature, the rain once again began to fall, but the show in its entirety was presented.

Bell used up every inch of the racetrack on his way to a $10,000 payday as part of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. The was Bells first ever Thunder on the Hill Racing Series victory.

“I had a hard time figuring out where the car worked best, I just kept moving around,” Bell explained in post-race victory lane ceremonies. “I almost crashed a couple of times.”

Pole-sitter Lucas Wolfe and Bell raced down to the drop of the green, but action slowed quickly for a six-car tangle that sidelined Pennsylvania Speedweek point leader, Freddie Rahmer.

Bell didn’t bat an eye on the ensuing restart racing around Wolfe and disappearing from the competition – a man on a mission, Bell encountered lapped traffic on the 8th circuit dodging slower cars with his sight set on the winner’s purse.

James McFadden, aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 machine, slid passed Wolfe on the 12th lap and it didn’t take long for him to rope in Bell and challenge for the lead. The red flag flew just prior to the halfway when Jessie Attard got upside down in turn three.

Bell had his hands full on the restart with McFadden and Lance Dewease right on his rear bumper.

“I struggled just passed halfway, I used every inch of the race track and tried to block those guys behind me,” Bell explained.

McFadden would make one last-ditch effort for the victory, but ultimately settled for second, Lance Dewease finished in third, Lucas Wolfe in fourth, and past Thunder Cup winner Aaron Reutzel finished in fifth.

Christopher Bell’s sweep included the Quick Time with a lap of 11.617. Heat Races were won by Aaron Reutzel, Lucas Wolfe, Danny Dietrich, and Kyle Reinhardt. Mark Smith scored the win in the B-Main.

Brett Kressley and Mike Gular started on the front row of the NASCAR 358 Modified feature event, with Gular gaining control of the top spot. Gular dominated the first half of the 30-lap event clicking laps off with a strong contingent of Modified drivers behind him.

The top three competitors were door-to-door in the closing portion of the event, with Gular, Kressley, and Strunk all moving to the point in a single lap. Strunk would score the upper hand threading three-wide between Gular and Kressley.

Strunk led the final ten laps of the feature event with Kressley well within striking distance and riding the rear bumper of #126 on the final lap. Kressley rolled home in second, Mike Gular finished in third, Craig VonDohren in fourth, and Duane Howard rounding out the top five. Kressley worked his way to victory lane, but this time to congratulate the great run by Strunk. The thirty lap modified win was worth $3,000.

NASCAR Modified Heat Races were won by Don Norris, Jr., Steve Young, Brett Kressley, and Ryan Watt. Consolations were won by Craig Whitmoyer and Glenn Strunk.

Rain delayed the start of the event with 410 Sprint Car Time Trials finally rolling off at 8:45 PM, the rain fell again at the drop of the checkered flag.

The 30th Anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continues on Tuesday, July 30 at Grandview Speedway with the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship event dubbed Ken Brenn Midget Masters. NASCAR 358 Modifieds are also on the card.

410 Sprint Car Time Trials

1. Christopher Bell – 11.617 2. James McFadden – 11.638 3. Lance Dewease – 11.645 4. TJ Stutts – 11.661 5. Aaron Reutzel – 11.665 6. Lucas Wolfe – 11. 670 7. Cory Eliason – 11.703 8. Kyle Reinhardt – 11.727 9. Dale Blaney – 11.728 10. Kyle Larson – 11.755 11. Danny Dietrich – 11.763 12. Rico Abreu – 11.789 13. Freddie Rahmer – 11.790 14. Dylan Cisney – 11.807 15. Jessie Attard – 11.808 16. Anthony Macri – 11.815 17. Alan Krimes – 11.837 18. Tyler Reeser – 11.928 19. Ryan Taylor – 11.928 20. Kyle Moody – 11.939 21. Mark Smith – 11.954 22. Jared Esh – 11.972 23. Brett Michalski – 12.066 24. JJ Grasso – 12.103 25. Tony Stewart – 12.108 26. Chase Dietz – 12.108 27. Brandon Rahmer – 12.166 28. Darren Mollenoyux – 12.219 29. Barry Shearer – 12.278 30. Dave Blaney – NT

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Aaron Reutzel 2. Christopher Bell 3. Dale Blaney 4. Freddie Rahmer 5. JJ Grasso
Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Lucas Wolfe 2. Kyle Larson 3. James McFadden 4. Dylan Cisney 5. Jared Esh
Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Danny Dietrich 2. Cory Eliason 3. Lance Dewease 4. Jessie Attard 5. Brandon Rahmer
Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Kyle Reinhardt 2. Rico Abreu 3. Anthony Macri 4. Kyle Moody 5. TJ Stutts
B-Main (10 Laps) – 1. Mark Smith 2. Alan Krimes 3. Tyler Reeser 4. Chase Dietz
A-Main (35 Laps) – 1. Christopher Bell 2. James McFadden 3. Lance Dewease 4. Lucas Wolfe 5. Aaron Reutzel 6. Danny Dietrich 7. Kyle Larson 8. Rico Abreu 9. Anthony Macri 10. Cory Eliason 11. JJ Grasso 12. Kyle Reinhardt 13. Alan Krimes 14. Jared Esh 15. Chase Dietz 16. Kyle Moody 17. Tyler Reeser 18. Mark Smith 19. Jessie Attard 20. TJ Stutts 21. Dale Blaney 22. Freddie Rahmer 23. Dylan Cisney 24. Brandon Rahmer

NASCAR 358 Modifieds
Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Don Norris Jr. 2. Kyle Weiss 3. Doug Manmmiler 4. Ryan Beltz 5. Dylan Swinehart
Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Steve Young 2. Jeff Strunk 3. Craig VonDohren 4. Rick Laubach 5. Kenny Gilmore
Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Louden Reimert 3. Ron Kline 4. Briggs Danner 5. TJ Lilly
Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Watt 2. Mike Gular 3. Duane Howard 4. Kevin Hirthler 5. Frank Cozze
Consolation (10 Laps) – 1. Craig Whitmoyer 2. Danny Bouc
Consolation (10 Laps) – 1. Glenn Strunk 2. Brett Gilmore
Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Jeff Strunk 2. Brett Kressley 3. Mike Gular 4. Craig VonDohren 5. Duane Howard 6. Kyle Weiss 7. Rick Laubach 8. Ryan Watt 9. Louden Reimert 10. Doug Manmiller 11. Don Norris, jr. 12. Kevin Hirthler 13. Craig Whitmoyer 14. Briggs Danner 15. Frank Cozze 16. Danny Bouc 17. Glenn Strunk 18. Ron Kline 19. TJ Lilly 20. Ryan Beltz 21. Brett Gilmore 22. Steve Young 23. Dylan Swinehart 24. Kenny Gilmore.

“Special thanks go out to all involved in the Tuesday night Thunder on the Hill event, including the hard-working track crew, every Modified team that helped work the track, the patience of the 410 sprint car drivers and teams, the event track officials and especially the many race fans who turned out with the very threatening weather forecast”, commented co-event organizer Bob Miller.

 

 

PA Speedweek Makes it Way to Port Royal Speedway Wednesday

By Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway returns Wednesday July 3 with their first of two PA Speedweek dates. The Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars will be vying for the $7,000 winner’s share along with the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars racing for $2000.

Area Auto Racing News will be on hand signing fans up for subscriptions along with several drawing for free t-shirts and a free 50-week subscription.

A stout field of 410 Sprint Cars are expected as several invaders have entered the mid-state in search of victory during the 9-day Central PA Speedweek trail.

The 2019 Pennsylvania Speedweek kicked off June 28th and a total point fund of $16,700 is on the line dependent on all 9 races being completed.

The yearly series, a Central PA staple since 1991, visits Williams Grove Speedway twice, Lincoln Speedway twice, Port Royal Speedway twice, along with solo stops at Selinsgrove Speedway, Grandview Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway.

Greg Hodnett, who passed away following a racing accident last season, is the reigning 2018 Speedweek champion. Retired driver Fred Rahmer captured to point tile a record 13 times, Hodnett 5 times, Lance Dewease 3-times, Lucas Wolfe 3-times along with single triumphs for Keith Kauffman, Steve Smith, Stevie Smith and Danny Dietrich.

Entering Grandview Speedway on Wednesday, four different drivers have claimed victories in the 4 races. Freddie Rahmer currently leads the standings by a mere 14 markers over TJ Stutts and 59 points over third place, Wolfe.

Last year Wolfe and Dietrich picked up victories and they will both be looking to repeat this season. Neither driver has won at any of the series first 4 stops.

Racing activities will kick off at 7pm with gates opening at 4pm. General Adamission is $20, Students $10 and Pit Admission is $35.

 

MONTIETH REBOUNDS WITH SPEEDWEEK WIN ON MONDAY NIGHT

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, July 6 (7:30pm) 358 Sprint Summer Series + 358 Late Models + 600 Xcel Modifieds + Wingless Super Sportsman [Make-up feature from June 1 + Additional Feature Only Show]

Saturday, July 13 (7:30pm) John Gleim Jr. Excavating Night | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints [Regular Show + July 1 Make-up Feature] + Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Saturday, July 20 (7:30pm) Pepsi Night | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Abbottstown, PA (July 1, 2019) – Aussie, Darren Mollenoyux started on the pole with Cory Eliason on the outside of row 1. Lincoln regulars, Brian Montieth and Chase Dietz shared the second row.

Mollenoyux got out to the lead on the start and slid up in turns 1 and 2 to block Cory Eliason’s run for the lead. Montieth was all over Eliason for second. Another Aussie in the field, James McFadden got around Dietz for fourth. Eliason pulled away from Montieth and started to reel Mollenoyux in for the lead. Eliason gets Mollenoyux out of turn 2 on lap 7. The leaders drag raced to the flag stand with Eliason having the advantage. Mollenoyux gets the lead back on the next lap.

Montieth closed in on the leaders and made the pass for second at the line on lap 10. Montieth and Mollenoyux were wheel to wheel at the line on lap 12. Montieth got under Mollenoyux in turns 1 and 2 for the lead.

NASCAR stars, Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell battled for fifth at the halfway point. With Larson getting the spot. Eliason got around Mollenoyux for second.

Montieth entered lapped traffic halfway through the 30-lap feature. With McFadden up to third.

As Montieth struggled to get around a lapped car, Eliason reeled him in.

The caution came out on lap 25 for Brock Zearfoss who got spun around by McFadden in turn 3. McFadden was running third and had a flat left rear tire. Zearfoss rejoined the field. McFadden’s team got the flat tire changed and he rejoined the field as well. Bell was running sixth when the caution came out but pulled into the pits, ending his night.

Montieth led the field to the cone for the restart with Eliason, Larson, Dietz and Mollenoyux lined up behind him.

Eliason tried the bottom with Montieth and Larson to the top. Montieth put some distance between himself and Eliason.

The caution flag came out again on lap 28 for Cory Haas and Glenndon Forsythe who got turned around in turn 4.

Montieth led the field to another restart with two laps to go. Larson got by Eliason for second in turns 3 and 4.

Montieth bounced back from his unfortunate finish on Saturday night to win Monday night’s race over Larson by 1.2 seconds. Eliason held onto third. Dietz crossed the line fourth and Aaron Reutzel finished fifth.

Texas native, Aaron Reutzel, set quick time over the 37-car field with a lap of 13.789 seconds.

Heat winners were James McFadden, Brian Montieth, Christopher Bell and Darren Mollenoyux. Danny Dietrich won the B-main.

This Saturday, July 6, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 358 Sprints, 358 Late Models, 600 Xcel Modifieds and Wingless Super Sportsman. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Monday, July 1, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($7,000); 2. 57-Kyle Larson; 3. 26-Cory Eliason; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 87R-Aaron Reutzel; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich; 9. 52A-Darren Mollenoyux; 10. 11-TJ Stutts; 11. 1X-Chad Trout; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 13. 87-Alan Krimes; 14. 15-Adam Wilt; 15. 11B-Dale Blaney; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 17. 24R-Rico Abreu; 18. 24W-Lucas Wolfe; 19. 39M-Anthony Macri; 20. 9-Darren McFadden; 21. 39-Cory Haas; 22. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 23. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 24. 39B-Christopher Bell (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Darren Mollenoyux (1-12) & Brian Montieth (13-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 9-James McFadden; 2. 57-Kyle Larson; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease; 4. 87R-Aaron Reutzel; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 53-Jessie Attard; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 59-Jim Siegel

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 11-TJ Stutts; 4. 11B-Dale Blaney; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 8. 5C-Dylan Cisney; 9. 17-Cole Young (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 39B-Christopher Bell; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski; 8. 33-Jared Esh; 9. 24R-Rico Abreu

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) - 1. 52A-Darren Mollenoyux; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 26-Cory Eliason; 6. 99-Kyle Moody; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney; 8. 14-Tony Stewart; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 Sprint Consy Finish (12 laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 99-Kyle Moody; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 14-Tony Stewart; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney; 11. 73B-Brett Michalski; 12. 5C-Dylan Cisney; 13. 27G-Jay Galloway; 14. 33-Jared Esh; 15. 53-Jessie Attard (DNF); 16. 17-Cole Young (DNS); 17. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

410 Sprint Time Trial Results – 1. 87R-Aaron Reutzel 13.789; 2. 11-TJ Stutts 13.834; 3. 75-Chase Dietz 13.976; 4. 26-Cory Eliason 14.014; 5. 9-James McFadden 14.015; 6. 21-Brian Montieth 14.022; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall 14.033; 8. 52A-Darren Mollenoyux 14.046; 9. 57-Kyle Larson 14.050; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 14.073; 11. 39B-Christopher Bell 14.077; 12. 15-Adam Wilt 14.084; 13. 69K-Lance Dewease 14.088; 14. 11-Dale Blaney 14.098; 15. 1X-Chad Trout 14.101; 16. 51-Freddie Rahmer 14.102; 17. 88-Brandon Rahmer 14.102; 18. 70-Brock Zearfoss 14.223; 19. 24R-Rico Abreu 14.230; 20. 98H-Dave Blaney 14.250; 21. 53-Jessie Attard 14.279; 22. 91-Kyle Reinhardt 14.282; 23. 24-Lucas Wolfe 14.314; 24. 14-Tony Stewart 14.318; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich 14.354; 26. 17-Cole Young 14.366; 27. 39M-Anthony Macri 14.383; 28. 87-Alan Krimes 14.390; 29. 59-Jim Siegel 14.414; 30. 39-Cory Haas 14.418; 31. 33-Jared Esh 14.431; 32. 99-Kyle Moody 14.484; 33. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.498; 34. 5C-Dylan Cisney 14.728; 35. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.753; 36. 27G-Jay Galloway 14.859; 37. 97-Brie Hershey 14.903

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

 30 June 2019 Steve Williams

CISNEY WINS ROUND THREE OF THE PA SPRINT CAR SPEEDWEEK SERIES SUNDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY; DUKE SCORES 305 SPRINT CAR VICTORY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Dylan Cisney towed up Route 35 from Port Royal to take his first career win at Selinsgrove Speedway Sunday night in round three of the nine-race Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek Series.

The victory in the 30-lap Opperman/Bogar Memorial was worth $5,000 at the wheel of the Valley Supply No. 5.

Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg was the Fast Tees Fast Qualifier over the 26-car field with a lap time of 18.057.

Ken Duke of Selinsgrove powered to his first career win on the half-mile track in the 20-lap 305 sprint car main event.

Both winners of the open wheel doubleheader Sunday night got their racing starts in go karts and micro sprint cars on the speedway’s smaller one-fifth mile track.

Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 4, with a special mid-week show featuring Firecracker 30-lap features for both the 360 sprint cars and super late models paying $3,000 to win. The pro stocks and roadrunners will also be on the holiday racing card. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

There will be no racing at the track on Saturday, July 6.

Track officials made a huge announcement Sunday night that the Jim Nace Memorial 37th Annual National Open for the 410 sprint cars on Saturday, Sept. 14, will pay $20,000 to win.

A multi-car melee unfolded as the field charged off the fourth turn to take the green flag at the start of the 410 sprint car feature, collecting Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Freddie Rahmer, Mike Walter and Kyle Moody with all but Dietrich able to rejoin the race.

Polesitter Blane Heimbach shot to the front when the race got restarted. He was followed by Dylan Cisney, Kyle Reinhardt, Lucas Wolfe and Tony Stewart.

Reinhardt smacked the second turn wall on lap three bringing out the caution flag.

Heimbach opened a lead while the battle on the track was for third between defending race winner Wolfe and Stewart. Heimbach had built up a three-second lead by the time he drove into lapped traffic and by the midway point Stewart had started to make a charge to the front and was dogging Cisney for second.

Stewart shot into second on lap 17 coming off the fourth turn but Cisney battled back for the position.

The red flag came out when Ryan Smith, who had returned to the field after the first lap crash, lost his top wing and crashed hard into the first turn fence. A palpable silence hung over the speedway until it was announced the popular Smith was all right and a loud cheer from the fans broke the silence.

A lengthy break was needed to clean up the fuel that was spilled. During the stop, Heimbach changed his wing and was sent to the back of the pack, handing the lead to Cisney.

Wolfe used the outside lane on the restart to get by Stewart for the runner up position while Brock Zearfoss took over third. He and Stewart performed a high-speed dance around the speedway as Cisney drove away.

“That race belonged to Heimbach and it’s too bad what happened but I’d rather be lucky than good.” Cisney said. “Back in 2002 my dad and I stood here after my first kart win so this is unbelievable. I got some new sponsors this year and it has allowed us to travel a little bit but I’m still not good on little tracks so it feels good to get back here.”

Cisney beat Stewart by 1.5 seconds followed by Wolfe, Zearfoss and Anthony Macri.

Macri, Cisney and Heimbach won the 410 sprint car heats. Jared Esh won the B-Main.

Ken Duke blasted to the lead in the 305 sprint car feature and was followed by Cale Reigle, Larry McVay, Jake Waters, and Kruz Kepner. Kepner spun on the first lap, bringing out the yellow flag. Ryan Lynn started his charge up through the field and on the sixth lap had second spot in his pocket. Taking the long way around, Lynn started to close on Duke.

Landon Wood spun and slowly rolled on his side to bring out the red on lap 10.

In the waning laps as Duke drove away Dave Grube and Cale Reigle battled for third with Devin Adams soon joining the fray.

After wining many kart and micro races at Raceway Park, Duke claimed his first Selinsgrove big track win over Adams, Reigel, Grube and Rumsey.

305 sprint car heats were won by Larry McVay, Christian Ramsey and Zach Newlin. The B-Main went to Kenny Heffner.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 30 June 2019 410 Sprint Cars – 26 Entries 30-Lap A-Main: 1) 5 Dylan Cisney ($5,000) 2) 14 Tony Stewart 3) 24 Lucas Wolfe 4) 70 Brock Zearfoss 5) 39 Anthony Macri 6) 75 Chase Dietz 7) 29 Jason Shultz 8) 51 Freddie Rahmer 9) 5B Justin Barger 10) 12 Blane Heimbach 11) 11 TJ Stutts 12) 99M Kyle Moody 13) 17B Steve Buckwalter 14) 99 Cody Keller 15) 33 Jared Esh 16) 38 Mark Smith 17) 33W Michael Walter 18) 98 Dave Blaney 19) 72 Ryan Smith 20) 53 Jessie Attard 21) 9 Ryan Linder 22) 52 Darren Mollenouyx 23) 91 Kyle Reinhardt 24) 48 Danny Dietrich Heat Winners: Anthony Macri, Dylan Cisney, Blane Heimbach B-Main Winner: Jared Esh Time Trials: 1) 48 Danny Dietrich 18.057 2) 24 Lucas Wolfe 18.116 3) 51 Freddie Rahmer 18.138 4) 39 Anthony Macri 18.230 5) 5 Dylan Cisney 18.346 6) 12 Blane Heimbach 18.365 7) 72 Ryan Smith 18.391 8) 17B Steve Buckwalter 18.460 9) 70 Brock Zearfoss 18.465 10) 91 Kyle Reinhardt 11) 98 Dave Blaney 18.584 12) 14 Tony Stewart 18.676 13) 33 Jared Esh 18.707 14) 11 TJ Stutts 18.748 15) 99 Cody Keller 18.749 16) 5B Justin Barger 18.762 17) 29 Jason Shultz 18.819 18) 99M Kyle Moody 18.837 19) 75 Nicole Bower 18.886 20) 75 Chase Dietz 18.945 21) 9 Ryan Linder 19.010 22) 38 Mark Smith 19.060 23) 24 Dustin Baney 24) 33W Michael Walter 19.422 25) 53 Jessie Attard 19.433 26) 52AU Darren Mollenouyx 19.731 305 Sprint Cars – 30 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 67 Ken Duke 2) 99 Devin Adams 3) 99 Cale Reigle 4) 3D Dave Grube 5) 1R Christian Rumsey 6) 92 Dylan Proctor 7) 83 Larry McVay 8) 33 Scott Lutz 9) 11 Zach Newlin 10) 10 Jake Waters 11) 51 Dave Graber 12) 5 John Walp 13) 2 Erin Statler 14) 97 Kenny Heffner 15) 88 Fred Arnold 16) 6R Reed Thompson 17) 00S Randy Sterling 18) 5 Wally Eshenhaur 19) 17K Kyle Keen 20) 26 Ryan Lynn 21) 69 Landon Price 22) 23 Nathan Gramley 23) 19 Kruz Kepner 24) 71 Josh Spicer Heat Winners: Larry McVay, Christian Rumsey, Zach Newlin B-Main Winner: Kenny Heffner

 

 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

CHAD TROUT WINS ACTION PACKED $7,000 KEVIN GOBRECHT MEMORIAL

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Monday, July 1 (7:30pm) PA Speedweek 410 Sprints ($7,000 to win!)

Saturday, July 6 (7:30pm) 358 Sprint Summer Series + 358 Late Models + 600 Xcel Modifieds + Wingless Super Sportsman [Make-up feature from June 1 + Additional Feature Only Show]

Saturday, July 13 (7:30pm) John Gleim Jr. Excavating Night | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints [Regular Show + July 1 Make-up Feature] + Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Abbottstown, PA (June 29, 2019) – Chad Trout drew the pole for Saturday night’s 30-lap feature. Despite the excellent starting spot, it wasn’t easy sailing into victory lane for Trout’s second career 410 win.

Trout started on the pole with Australian, Darren Mollenoyux on the outside of row 1 at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night for the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial. Brian Montieth lined up third with Danny Dietrich, who swept both Speedweek races at Lincoln in 2018, starting fourth.

Mollenoyux took the lead when the green flag dropped with Trout running second and Montieth running third. Friday night’s winner Lance Dewease got up to fifth from his seventh starting spot. Dietrich moved into third on lap two after getting under Montieth in turns 1 and 2.

The leaders caught lapped traffic on lap 7. Trout nearly beat Mollenoyux to the line for the lead on lap 8. Trout took the lead on lap 9 coming out of turn 4. The top five were running under a blanket with Mollenoyux challenging Trout to take the lead back. Mollenoyux got Trout back at the line on lap 14 for the lead. Trout passed him back the next lap with Dewease, Montieth, Ryan Smith and Dietrich battling for third.

Smith was coming on fast when the yellow came out on lap 16 for Landon Myers who slowed on the track.

Trout got a good jump on the restart with Montieth going to the bottom to try for second. Smith got around Dewease in turns 1 and 2 for fifth.

Montieth was coming on strong and tried a slider lap 22 in turns 1 and 2 and nearly took himself and Trout out. Montieth was all over Trout as they approached lapped traffic on lap 23.

Montieth got Trout going down the backstretch on lap 24 for the lead and Dietrich followed. The caution came out on lap 25 for Dewease who ended up facing the wrong way on the front stretch with a right front flat tire.

Montieth led Dietrich, Trout, Mollenoyux and Smith to the cone for the restart with five laps to go.

Montieth was battling engine issues and was only firing seven cylinders for much of the race and Dietrich hunted him down. Dietrich tried to take the lead in turns 3 and 4 on lap 27 and took out Montieth and himself. The red flag came out for Montieth who took a wild ride in turn 4 as a result of the contact with Dietrich.

Trout inherited the lead and held on to the spot for the final three laps to win his second career 410 race and the $7,000 check. Mollenoyux crossed the line second. Smith finished third. Freddie Rahmer finished fourth and Cory Haas finished fifth after starting sixteenth.

Heat winners were TJ Stutts, Darren Mollenoyux, Adam Wilt and Danny Dietrich. Steve Buckwalter won the B-main.

Jeremy Ott Charges to Legends Victory

Travis McClelland started on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Zach Smith sharing the front row. McClelland took the lead when the green flag dropped as Brian Racine challenged Smith for second. Racine took second as Smith got shuffled back to fourth.

With McClelland out front the battle behind him for position was heated as positions four through ten were running under a blanket. Jeremy Ott was running in the top five from his eleventh starting spot after only five laps.

The caution came out on lap 6 for Brian Racine who got spun around in turn 2 while running third.

McClelland led Mason Chaney, Alex Robinson, Harlon Leppo and Ott to the cone for the restart. Chaney was on McClelland’s bumper on the restart with McClelland holding onto the lead.

The caution came out again on lap 9 as Chaney lost a fender and made contact with the leader, McClelland, in turn 4.

Chaney led the field to the cone for the restart and spun out in turn 2 bringing out another caution.

Robinson inherited the lead with Leppo, Bill Diehl, Ott and Chris Transeau in line behind him.

Leppo challenged Robinson for the lead on the restart with Robinson holding onto the position. Leppo, Diehl and Ott made it a three-way battle for second with Ott taking the spot-on lap 11.

Ott chased down Robinson to battle for the lead with Diehl in tow. Ott ran wheel to wheel with Robinson in turns 3 and 4 on lap 16 taking the lead at the line on lap 17.

Robinson got spun around in turns 3 and 4 on the next lap bringing out the caution.

Ott led the field to the cone for the restart with three laps remaining. Diehl was on Ott’s bumper, challenging him for the lead. Diehl tried the top of turns 1 and 2 but couldn’t get a run to make the pass. Ott held onto win with Diehl crossing the line second. Leppo finished third. Aaron Updegraff was fourth and Transeau completed the top five.

Saturday night’s win was Ott’s second Legend’s win in a row at Lincoln.

Legends heat winners were Mason Chaney, Jeremy Ott, Bill Diehl and Brian Racine. Travis Perry won the B-main.

This Monday, July 1, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with a 410 only show for night #4 of PA Speedweek. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, June 29, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout ($7,000); 2. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 11-TJ Stutts; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 12. 75-Chase Dietz; 13. 59-Jim Siegel; 14. 14-Tony Stewart; 15. 99-Kyle Moody; 16. 5-Dylan Cisney; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 19. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 20. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 21. 69K-Lance Dewease (DNF); 22. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 23. 19M-Landon Myers; 24. 17B-Steve Buckwalter

Lap Leaders – Darren Mollenoyux (1-8 & 14), Chad Trout (9-13, 15-24 & 28-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 11-TJ Stutts; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 99-Kyle Moody; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 58-Jeff Halligan; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski; 9. 17-Cole Young (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 14-Tony Stewart; 6. 19M-Landon Myers; 7. 69-Tim Glatfleter; 8. 33-Jared Esh; 9. 11P-Greg Plank

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 53-Jessie Attard; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 8. 48H-Bradley Howard

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 21T-Scot Fisher; 8. 10K-Joe Kata

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) - 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 19M-Landon Myers; 4. 2W-Glennond Forsythe; 5. 58-Jeff Halligan; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski; 8. 53-Jessie Attard; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 10-Joe Kata; 11. 11P-Greg Plank; 12. 33-Jared Esh (DNF); 13. Bradley Howard (DNF); 14. 17-Cole Young (DNS)

Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 4. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 5. 18-Chris Transeau; 6. 5C-Josh Schrum; 7. 2-Scott Smith; 8. 95-Alex Schmiedel; 9. 78-Zach Smith; 10. 0-Blaine Leppo; 11. 19-Travis Perry; 12. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 13. 18J-Brian Racine; 14. 9X-Justin Cunningham; 15. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 16. 93-Brent Marquis; 17. 9-Rick Hartwig; 18. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 19. 41-Chuck Dell; 20. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 21. 30-Alex Robinson; 22. 19R-Roy Denike; 23. 34-Dan Harrison; 24. 51-Travis McClelland (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Travis McClelland (1-9), Alex Robinson (10-16), Jeremy Ott (17-20)

Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 3. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 4. 2-Scott Smith; 5. 41-Chuck Dell; 6. 19-Travis Perry; 7. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 8. 61-Shaun Miller; 10. 00-DJ Elzey (DNS)

Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) – 1. 18J-Brian Racine; 2. 30-Alex Robinson; 3. 18-Chris Transeau; 4. 19R-Roy Denike; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig; 6. 94D-Patrick Debroisse; 7. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 8. 19L-Jonathan Robinson; 20-Roscoe Clough (DNF)

Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 78-Zach Smith; 3. 95-Alex Schmiedel; 4. 9X-Justin Cunningham; 5. 93-Brent Marquis; 6. 4-Eli Dodge; 7. 85-Mike Goldsmith; 8. 75-Chandler Pagnotta (DNF); 9. 3M-Chris McKinney (DNF)

Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 51-Travis McClelland; 3. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 4. 5C-Josh Schrum; 5. 0-Blaine Leppo; 6. 34-Dan Harrison; 7. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 8. 14H-Mike Howard Jr.; 9. 17-Bradley Weber

Central PA Legends Consy Finish (4 of 8 laps completed) – 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 3. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 4. 34-Dan Harrison; 5. 17-Bradley Weber; 6. 4-Eli Dodge; 7. 94D-Patricke Debroisse; 8. 00-DJ Elzey (DNF); 9. 61-Shaun Miller (DNF); 10. 85-Mike Goldsmith (DNF); 11. 43-Brandon Reiblich (DNF); 12. 19L-Jonathan Robinson (DNF); 13. 20-Roscoe Clough (DNF); 14. 75-Chandler Pagnotta (DNS); 15. 14H-Mike Howard (DNS); 16. 3M-Chris McKinney (DNS)

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY PRESENTS SPECIAL FOURTH OF JULY FIRECRACKER RACES:
$3,000 TO WIN FIRECRACKER 30’s FOR 360 SPRINT CARS & SUPER LATE MODELS!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present a rare mid-week show at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 4, featuring twin 30-lap Firecracker races paying $3,000-to-win each for the 360 sprint cars and super late models.

Pro stocks and roadrunners will round out the Independence Day holiday racing program sponsored by Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center in Paxinos. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The United Racing Club (URC) will sanction the sprint car portion of the program. Drivers in all four divisions will draw for starting positions for their heat races with a redraw for the top spots in each of the respective main events.

The super late model race will be a Grit House Route 35 Super Late Model Challenge Series points event. Main events for the pro stocks and roadrunners will be 15 and 12 laps, respectively.

There will be no racing at the track Saturday, July 6.

The speedway will swing back into action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, with the 19th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars paying $5,000 to win plus super late models, and pro stocks.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will host the annual Middleswarth Potato Chips Firecracker Special for go karts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 5. All classes are slated to compete in money races. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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

THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019
EVENT: Firecracker 30s for 360 Sprint Cars & Super Late Models Plus Pro Stocks & Roadrunners Sponsored by Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center
Pit & Grandstand Gates Open: 5PM
Race Time: 7:30PM
Purse for 360 Sprint Car & Super Late Model Firecracker 30s: 1) $3,000 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $600 6) $500 7) $450 8) $430 9) $420 10) $400 11) $350 12) $330 13) $320 14) $300 15) $285 16-24) $275
Admission for Thursday, July 4, 2019: Adults $20; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

 

 

410 SPRINT PA SPEEDWEEK & 358 MODIFIEDS HIGHLIGHT TUESDAY, JULY 2 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL EVENT AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 30, 2019 . . . . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will present the 410 Sprint Pennsylvania SpeedWeek Series along with the always exciting 358 NASCAR Modifieds on Tuesday night, July 2 on the “hill” at Grandview Speedway. Many of the top 410 sprint car drivers will be in the field chasing the $10,000 payday in the 35 lap feature event. The Modifieds will chase $3,000 to win their 30 lap feature. In the event last year, Kyle Larson won a thriller in the sprint feature as Jeff Strunk won the modified feature after starting last in the field. Grandview joined the Pennsylvania Sprint SpeedWeek Series in 1995.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, July 2 PA 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and 358 NASCAR Modifies by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to provide your name and number of tickets you will need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night, Tuesday, July 2 after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free. Advance tickets for this event will be available until 10 AM on Tuesday, July 2 and general admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM at the Grandview Speedway.

Early entries for the 410 sprints include Rick Abreu, Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Alan Krimes, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe, Brandon Rahmer, Ryan Taylor, Tyler Reeser, TJ Stutts and JJ Grasson to name a few. In the modified field, look for Ryan Watt to try for three wins in a row as he is challenged by Kevin Hirthler, Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Rick Laubach and Ryan Godown in chase of the $3,000 payday.

Come out early on Tuesday night, July 2 and sign up for the pre-race Pit Tours or be part of the Inside/Out Promotion so you may enjoy watching warm-ups from the infield. Be sure to take a look at the Thunder on the Hill 30th Anniversary T-shirt available at the front gate and be sure to pick-up a program book to guide you through the show.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets “The Ken Brenn Midget Masters” 30 laps & 358 Modifieds

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

Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

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

 

 

Williams Grove 31st Annual Mitch Smith Memorial Is Friday Night

Crown Jewel of Speedweek offers purse worth nearly $36,000!

6/30/19

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will present the biggest race of the 2019 Pennsylvania Speedweek Series this Friday night, July 5 at 7:30 pm when it hosts the 31st annual Mitch Smith Memorial for 410 sprint cars.

Known for decades as The Crown Jewel of Speedweek, the Mitch Smith Memorial will pay a hefty $12,000 to wiin out of a total purse worth nearly $36,000 thanks in part to contributions from the Smith family.

The Mitch Smith Memorial honors the late, great Richard “Mitch” Smith of Linglestown who succumbed to a massive heart attack in 1988, some 10 years after retiring.

Smith left the sport in 1978 after a four-decade long career wherein he scored 27 sprint car wins and nine super modified victories at Williams Grove alone to go along with 179 overall checkered flags.

Time trials will set the starting grids for the Friday Smith Memorial with the main event going 30-laps in distance.

 

 

Williams Grove Honors Career, Impact & Legacy Of Mitch Smith Friday

31st annual running of Mitch Smith Memorial on tap

6/30/19
 

Mechanicsburg – When Williams Grove Speedway opens its gates this Friday night for racing action, it will do so for the 31st year in a row in honor of a famed sprint car great, the late Mitch Smith of Linglestown.

The oval will host the 31st annual Mitch Smith Memorial as part of Pennsylvania Speedweek on July 5 at 7:30 pm.

And the spectacle to honor Smith will pay a very hefty $12,000 to win out of the largest speedweek purse to be posted in all 2019 series events.

Richard D. “Mitch” Smith was the original “Mr. Excitement” of Pennsylvania sprint car lore.

At Williams Grove Speedway alone he ended his four-decade long career in 1978 with 27 sprint car wins and nine super modified victories.

But overall on his career, his checkered flags added up to 179.

The name Mitch Smith became cemented nationally when in 1971 the “little guy” from Linglestown trounced the boasting stars of the United States Auto Club, not once, but three times when they towed into the region.

In 1971, USAC was to sprint car racing what the World of Outlaws is today.

USAC competition was the way to Indy. The USAC circuit groomed its drivers to sit on the Indy 500 starting grid.

And start they did.

But on June 19 and September 25 at Williams Grove Speedway in 1971 and again on July 17 at Selinsgrove Speedway, Mitch Smith used a rarely doled out temporary racing permit issued by USAC to just a few local drivers to beat the traveling band – badly.

The USAC stars were furious.

Protests were lodged and tear-downs were performed.

All was legal.

Smith had beaten the unquestionable best in the sprint car business not once, not twice but three times.

The word went out.

“The Linglestown Leadfoot,” Mitch Smith, had trounced USAC in Central Pennsylvania.

Smith retired from the sport in 1978 and in 1988 at the age of 58 was felled by a massive heart attack.

In 1995 Mitch Smith was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

It is the legacy left behind and the impact that Smith had on the sport in the region and at Williams Grove Speedway that the oval honors again this year with the running of the 31st annual Mitch Smith Memorial on Friday night.

Lance Dewease is the defending Smith Memorial winner and the winningest driver in event history.

Dewease scored wins in 1992, 1995, 1997, 2001 and in 2018.

Fred Rahmer has four Smith Memorials to his credit.

Stevie Smith won the inaugural event in 1989.

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.

 

 

RAIN WASHES OUT SATURDAY NIGHT RACING ACTION AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

410 SPRINTS AND 358 MODIFIEDS SET FOR TUESDAY, JULY 2

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 29, 2019 . . . For the second time this season rain washed out the full show of racing action at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night.

The T.P.Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman will be in the limelight on Saturday, July 6th, with the running of the Firecracker 40 that will reward the winner with $2,000. Current point leader Brian Hirthler will lead a large field of Sportsman racing talents as they first work to earn a starting spot in the main event and second to earn the feature win.

Also in action as part of the doubleheader show will be the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds. Current point Craig Von Dohren, a ten time NASCAR track champion, will be looking to capture the win in the 30-lap main event and increase his point lead as he chases his 11th NASCAR track title.

Admission for the doubleheader show, featuring qualifying events and two features, is $22 for adults and $5 for youngsters 6 through 11. Kids under 6 are admitted free.

Coming up next at Grandview is the NAPA Thunder on the Hill Series featuring the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds on Tuesday, July 2nd. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with racing getting the green flag at 7:30 p.m. The Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet, set for 5 p.m.at the main gate area, will feature three drivers sponsored by Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews. Included at 410 Sprint racer Ryan Smith, Modified racer Joe Funk and Quarter Midget talent Stephen Smith. The Quarter Midgets will be featured in an exhibition. Red Robin will have some gift cards, decals and special gifts for lucky fans.

On Saturday, July 13th the popular Hatfield Quality Meats Night will be presented. The 7:30 p.m. tripleheader will feature the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, NASCAR Sportsman and the Blast from the Past Vintage racers.

Information on racing at Grandview Speedway can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

 

 

Dewease Opens Speedweek With Williams Grove Win,

Hammaker Makes It Two In A Row In 358s

6/28/19

Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease pocketed his 96th career sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night with a flag to flag performance in the Pennsylvania Speedweek opener, worth $5,000.

The Fayetteville driver took the victory by a 7.571 second margin over Brian Montieth in what was a nonstop event. The win was the 27th Dewease’s career in speedweek action.

In the 358 sprint car main, Doug Hammaker drove by Kevin Nouse to get his second win of the year at the track in as many weeks.

Dewease took the lead from the pole of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main with TJ Stutts giving chase.

Fifth starter Brian Montieth was up to third by lap seven and the leaders entered the rear of the field on the eighth tour with Dewease holding a half straightaway lead.

Dewease had a 2.5 second advantage at the halfway point as Montieth began to battle with Stutts for second.

The pair swapped the spot twice with 10 laps to go before Montieth finally took the spot for keeps.

Seventh starter Freddie Rahmer continued his advancement forward on lap 17 by taking third from Stutts but only after the two made contact on the frontstretch.

By lap 20 Dewease had a commanding straightaway lead that was growing with every lap and he would continue to stretch his advantage all the way to the finish.

Dewease had lapped up to the 12th spot before the checkers unfurled.

He and his crew replaced the rear end in the car between his heat race and the main event.

Montieth was second in the race followed by Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe and Stutts.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Robbie Kendall, Cory Haas and Kyle Reinhardt.

Heats went to Stutts, Dietrich, Chase Dietz and Kendall with the consolation going to Adrian Shaffer.

Dewease set quick time over the 32-car field with a lap of 16.840 seconds.

Scott Fisher took the lead at the start of the 20-lap 358 sprint main while seventh starter Doug Hammaker drove into fourth.

Kevin Nouse battled with Fisher for the top spot on only the first lap before getting control with two away while finding Hammaker now up to third.

Nouse worked the top of the track while Hammaker used the bottom groove and steadily drove down Nouse’s advantage.

Hammker worked the inside lane in the first and second turns to drive into control on lap 10 and begin pulling away in traffic.

However the red flag unfurled with five laps to go for a nasty frontstretch flip by Rodney Westhafer, regrouping the field.

Nouse took a shot on the restart and again on another restart with four laps to go but both times Hammaker pulled away with control.

It was the Grantville driver’s eighth career limited sprint car win at the track.

Nouse was second followed by Chris Frank, Scott Fisher and Gregg Foster.

Heats went to Fisher and Nouse.

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 finishes:

6/28/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Freddie Rahmer, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. TJ Stutts, 6. Danny Dietrich, 7. Anthony Macri, 8. Robbie Kendall, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Kyle Reinhardt, 11. Chad Trout, 12. Ryan Smith, 13. Brandon Rahmer, 14. Dylan Cisney, 15. Tony Stewart, 16. Jared Esh, 17. Adrian Shaffer, 18. Darren Mollenoyux, 19. Jessie Attard, 20. Mark Smith, 21. Chase Dietz, 22. Tim Wagaman, 23. Steve Buckwalter, 24. Logan Wagner

DNQ: Kyle Moody, Brett Michalski, Kody Lehman, Troy Fraker, Greg Plank, Nicole Bower, Landon Myers, Chris Arnold

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Doug Hammaker, 2. Kevin Nouse, 3. Chris Frank, 4. Scott Fisher, 5. Gregg Foster, 6. Kyle Denmyer, 7. Dylan Norris, 8. Matt Findley, 9. Todd Rittenhouse JR., 10. Jay Krout, 11. Troy Rhome, 12. Steve Kisamore, 13. Mark Van Vorst, 14. Steve Buckwalter, 15. Rich Eichelberger, 16. Rodney Westhafer, 17. Glenndon Forsythe, 18. Tyler Templin

 

 

Port Royal Taking Summer Brea, Will Return With Two PA Speedweek Races Next Week

By Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Following an exciting weekend of racing featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the River Valley Builders Super Late Models, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited LATE Models and the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks, Port Royal Speedway will be dark this weekend as Pennsylvania Speedweek comes to Central Pennsylvania.

However, the Speedway will return next week with two races as part of the yearly Central Pennsylvania racing tradition.

The 2019 Pennsylvania Speedweek kicks off June 28th with 9 straight nights of racing action and a total point fund of $16,700 dependent on all 9 races being completed.

The yearly series, a Central PA staple since 1991, will visit Williams Grove Speedway twice, Lincoln Speedway twice, Port Royal Speedway twice, along with solo stops at Selinsgrove Speedway, Grandview Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway.

Greg Hodnett, who passed away following a racing accident last season, is the reigning 2018 Speedweek champion. Retired driver Fred Rahmer captured to point tile a record 13 times, Hodnett 5 times, Lance Dewease 3-times, Lucas Wolfe 3-times along with single triumphs for Keith Kauffman, Steve Smith, Stevie Smith and Danny Dietrich.

Port Royal Speedway has been a staple on the Speedweek schedule dating back to 1998 when Jeff Shepard picked up the first ever Central PA Speedweek victory at the Juniata County oval. Last year Lucas Wolfe and Danny Dietrich picked up victories and they will both be looking to repeat this season.

Once again, Port Royal Speedway will host 2-events as part of the grueling schedule, with the first event happening July 3rd. This event will showcase the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint cars, paying $7,000 to win, along with the United Racing Club 360 Sprints paying $2000 to win.

Racing activities will kick off at 7pm with gates opening at 4pm. General Adamission is $20, Students $10 and Pit Admission is $35.

The second event, on July 6th, will be a special event as the Speedway will honor the life of Greg Hodnett with the first ever ‘Greg Hodnett Classic’ paying $7027 to the winner.

Racing activities will feature the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series Late Models. Gates open at 4pm with racing scheduled to start at 7pm. General Admission is $22, Student is $10 and Pit Admission is $35

Hodnett, the 2002, 2009-2010, 2013 and 2018 PA Speedweek champion and a 26-time winner, will be honored throughout the evening and numerous events will occur at the Speedway.

At 4:30pm there will be an auction featuring various items to includes wing panels, memorabilia and more to benefit the Greg Hodnett foundation isndie the building just behind the main grandstand. All fans are welcome to bid and items are being accepted to help raise funds.

At 12:00 Noon there will be the first ever Greg Hodnett Foundation Cornhole Classic. Registration will take place between 10:30 and 11:45 and it will be a blind draw for teams. The tournament is double elimination and cost is $10/person. There will be a guaranteed purse for the top 6 teams with 1st place guaranteed at least $300.

100% of money raised will go towards the foundation and it is BYOB (Bring your own Bags and Beverages). There will also be a raffle taking place during the tournament with a package of all 5 Greg Hodnett 20 years of Posse t-shirts being offered to the winner.

Lastly there will also be the 1st Annual Greg Hodnett Foundation 5k Race. Race Registration begins at 8am with Race Time at 9am. Race Fee is $30 for pre-registartion and $35 day of. Age groups are 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-29, 50-59 and 60 plus. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers of each category. Race registration ends July 4th at 11:59pm and can be done at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/PortRoyal/GregHodnettFoundation5KRace.

This will be an event race fans will not want to be miss and the Speedway is looking forward to honoring a man so important to our sport and history!

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER SERIES RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 2

RICO ABREU ENTERS 410 SPEEDWEEK SHOW, LOW, DOWN & DIRTY MEET & GREET TO FEATURE RYAN SMITH, JOE FUNK & STEPHEN SMITH

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 27, 2019 . . . . . . . The Pennsylvania 410 Sprint SpeedWeek Series is just days away from invading the Grandview Speedway as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to the “hill” Tuesday night, July 2. One of the most popular sprint car drivers today, Rico Abreu from St Helena, CA is the latest entry to chase the $10,000 to win 35 lap 410 sprint car feature. This blockbuster big event will also include the NASCAR 358 Modifieds competing in qualifying events all leading up to their 30 lap $3,000 to win main event. On Tuesday night, July 2, gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

An added attraction on Tuesday night, July 2 will be the Low, Down and Dirty Meet and Greet presented by Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews. Look for Red Robin to hand out some gift cards, decals and other special giveaway items. The Meet & Greet will get underway at 5 PM at the main gate and will showcase 410 Sprint Car driver Ryan Smith, Modified driver Joe Funk and Quarter Midget racer Stephen Smith.

“The Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith is looking for his first Thunder win after coming close on many occasions. Driving the Mike Heffner #72, Smith will be a contender for sure. Modified driver Joe Funk will also be meeting fans at the main gate. His hope is to find his way to the checkboard victory lane at Grandview on Tuesday night. Stephen Smith is looking to meet you as well. Stephen is a member of the Keystone State Quarter Midget Race Club. In his rookie year he won eight features. Although Stephen will not be racing Tuesday night, count on seeing Stephen Smith winning at the Grandview Speedway in the near future.

Thunder on the Hill and the Grandview Speedway joined the PA SpeedWeek series in 1995, just shortly after the first ever series in 1991. The SpeedWeek event did fall to rain in both 1995 and 1996 with Fred Rahmer winning the first SpeedWeek event at Grandview in 1997. Since that first event, Grandview completed seventeen SpeedWeek events with victories going to Fred Rahmer a five time winner, Greg Hodnett with three wins, Lance Dewease, Tyler Walker and Kyle Larson each have two wins and Billy Pauch, Todd Shaffer and Chad Kemenah all have single wins. Kyle Larson won the last two SpeedWeek events on the one-third mile Grandview Speedway.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, July 2 PA 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and 358 NASCAR Modifies by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to provide your name and number of tickets you will need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night, Tuesday, July 2 after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM at the Grandview Speedway.

Early entries for the 410 sprints include Rick Abreu, Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Alan Krimes, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe, Brandon Rahmer, Ryan Taylor, Tyler Reeser, and TJ Stutts to name a few. In the modified field, look for Ryan Watt to make it three wins in a row, Kevin Hirthler, Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk and Ryan Godown to chase the $3,000 payday.

Come out early on Tuesday night, July 2 and sign up for the pre-race Pit Tours or be part of the Inside/Out Promotion so you may enjoy watching warm-ups from the infield. Be sure to take a look at the Thunder on the Hill 30th Anniversary T-shirt available at the front gate and be sure to pick-up a program book to guide you through the show.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets “The Ken Brenn Midget Masters” 30 laps & 358 Modifieds

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

Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

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

he 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.

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 racewear 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.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY HOSTS TWO-RACE WEEKEND JUNE 29-30: SATURDAY KIDS NIGHT 4 DIVISION SHOW; SUNDAY 410 SPRINT CAR PA SPEEDWEEK

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will host a blockbuster two-race weekend this Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, with racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m. both nights. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

This Saturday will be the track’s annual Kids Night with kids and students ages 17 and under admitted free. The racing action Saturday will feature the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners sponsored by Sunbury Eagles Club. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The super late models will compete in a 25-lap appreciation race Saturday paying $2,500 to win with the top five spots increased to $1,200, $800, $700, and $550.

There will be lots of games, giveaways, and activities for young race fans throughout the night’s racing program.

Fans of all ages can meet several drivers and see their race cars up close in the grandstand midway as part of a pre-race autograph session. At intermission, children ages 12 and under will have the opportunity to race their big wheels, power wheels, and bicycles down the frontstretch. All participants will be required to wear helmets.

Selinsgrove Speedway will swing back into action this Sunday with the annual Middleswarth Potato Chips Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial PA Speedweek Series race for 410 sprint cars plus the PASS 305 sprint cars.

The open wheel doubleheader will feature the 410 sprint cars in a 30-lap main event paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start. The 305 sprint cars will compete in a 20-lap race.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile oval, will present a complete program of go kart racing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, featuring a pro series race for the adult cage animal class. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 EVENT: Kids Night / 360 Sprint Cars ($2,000 To Win), Super Late Models ($2,500 To Win), Pro Stocks ($400 To Win) & Roadrunners ($300 To Win) Sponsored by Sunbury Eagles Club Pit & Grandstand Gates Open: 5PM Race Time: 7:30PM Admission for Saturday, June 29: Adults $15; Students/Kids Ages 17 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

SUNDAY, JUNE 30: EVENT: PA Speedweek Bogar/Opperman Memorial for 410 Sprint Cars Plus PASS 305 Sprint Cars Sponsored by Middleswarth Potato Chips Pit & Grandstand Gates Open: 5PM Race Time: 7:30PM Purse for PA Speedweek Finale for 410 Sprint Cars: 1) $5,000 2) $2,500 3) $2,000 4) $1,700 5) $1,500 6) $1,300 7) $1,200 8) $1,100 9) $1,050 10) $1,000 11) $900 12) $750 13) $600 14) $500 15) $450 16) $440 17) $430 18) $425 19) $420 20) $415 21) $410 22) $405 23) $400 24) $400 Admission for Sunday, June 30: Adults $20; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

GRANDVIEW CONTINUES AS BIG PART OF PENNSYLVANIA 410 SPRINT SPEEDWEEK SERIES. . . . .

$10,000 TO WIN 410 SPRINT SPEEDWEEK FEAUTRE TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 24, 2019 . . . . . . .The Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speedweek Series invades the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 2 as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates their 30th anniversary season. The 35 lap 410 sprint feature will pay a hefty $10,000 to the winner. Making this blockbuster double-header even bigger is the NASCAR 358 modifieds joining the show, competing in qualifying all leading up to the 30 lap $3,000 to win main event.

Thunder on the Hill and the Grandview Speedway joined the PA SpeedWeek series in 1995, just shortly after the first ever series in 1991. The SpeedWeek event did fall to rain in both 1995 and 1996 with Fred Rahmer winning the first SpeedWeek event at Grandview in 1997. Since that first event, Grandview completed seventeen SpeedWeek events with victories going to Fred Rahmer a five time winner, Greg Hodnett with three wins, Lance Dewease, Tyler Walker and Kyle Larson each have two wins and Billy Pauch, Todd Shaffer and Chad Kemenah all have single wins. Kyle Larson won the last two SpeedWeek events on the one-third mile Grandview Speedway.

Since 1991 PA SpeedWeek has presented one-hundred and ninety-seven races visiting twelve different track and producing forty-two different event winners. Fred Rahmer leads all drivers with thirty SpeedWeek victories followed by Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease each with twenty-six wins. Stevie Smith (11) and Danny Dietrich (9) round out the top five SpeedWeek winners.

So who won the SpeedWeek Championships? Fred Rahmer won thirteen titles, followed by Greg Hodnett (5), Lance Dewease (3), Lucas Wolfe (3), and Danny Dietrich and Steve Smith each have one championship. Greg Hodnett was the SpeedWeek Champion in 2018.

PA 410 Sprint SPEEDWEEK
Fred Rahmer 30
Greg Hodnett 26
Lance Dewease 26
Stevie Smith 11
Danny Dietrich 9
Donnie Kreitz Jr. 8
Keith Kauffman 8
Cris Eash 6
Billy Pauch 5
Steve Smith 5
Todd Shaffer 5
Doug Esh 4
Tyler Walker 4
Daryn Pittman 4
Brian Montieth 4
Kyle Larson 4
Lucas Wolfe 4
Jeff Shepard 3
Alan Krimes 3
Trey Starks 2
Mark Smith 2
Chad Kemenah 2
Sean Michael 2
Billy Brian Jr. 2
Cole Duncan 1
Rico Abreu 1
Freddie Rahmer II 1
Steve Buckwalter 1
Brent Marks 1
Brady Bacon 1
Kyle Moody 1
Blane Heimbach 1
Dave Blaney 1
Sam Hafertepe Jr 1
Logan Schuchart 1
Justin Henderson 1
Cory Haas 1
Ed Lynch Jr. 1
Cody Darrah 1
Brett Mann 1
Jerry Stone 1
Lenny Krautheim 1

On Tuesday night, July 2 gates will open at 5 PM with warm-ups at 6:45 PM. The 410 sprint cars will open the show with time trials followed by the 358 modified and 410 sprint qualifying. This will all lead up to the $10,000 to win 35 lap Speed Week Sprint car feature event and the 30 lap Modified feature.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, July 2 PA 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and 358 NASCAR Modifies by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to provide your name and number of tickets you will need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night, Tuesday, July 2 after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM at the Grandview Speedway.

Early entries for the 410 sprints include Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Alan Krimes, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe, Brandon Rahmer, and TJ Stutts. In the modified field, look for Ryan Watt to make it three wins in a row, Kevin Hirthler, Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk and Ryan Godown to chase the $3,000 payday.

Come out early on Tuesday night, July 2 and sign up for the pre-race Pit Tours or be part of the Inside/Out Promotion so you may enjoy watching warm-ups from the infield. Be sure to take a look at the Thunder on the Hill 30th Anniversary T-shirt available at the front gate and be sure to pick-up a program book to guide you through the show.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets “The Ken Brenn Midget Masters” 30 laps & 358 Modifieds

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

Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

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

 

 

No One Hit Wonder- Jeff Miller Picks Up Second Win of 2019 in Rookie Season

Dylan Yoder, Todd Snook and Brad Mitch Claim Victories as Wekk

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Jeff Miller doesn’t want to be a one-hit wonder. When he won his first Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory at Port Royal Speedway about a month ago, many were surprised.

But Miller is full of confidence and wanted more. He backed it up by winning again Saturday night during Glick Fire Equipment Juniata County Fire and Rescue Nigh tbesting track point leader Logan Wagner and last weeks winner Lucas Wolfe.

"The last couple of weeks didn’t go as planned and we changed the car around almost 180 degrees," said Miller, a rookie in the 410 ranks this season. "This is the same car we won with earlier this season and wow what a difference we saw tonight."

Another rookie, Tyler Walton, and Ohio native Jack Sodeman led the field to the green flag with Walton jumping out to an early lead using the outside of the speedway in turns one and two to grab the point.

One lap later, Miller began to make his move as he passed Sodeman in turn 3 to move into the second position. The following lap Miller slid Walton in turns one and two to take the lead and he began to check out from the field.

Meanwhile things were getting dicey throughout the field. Sixth starting Jared Esh moved by Walton for the second position in turn three on lap 4, while ninth starting Logan Wagner made a daring move the following lap to go from sixth to third in turn one on the bottom of the speedway. Lucas Wolfe would pass by Wagner on the backstretch as the field began to settle in and try and reel Miller in.

Miller, holding a huge lead, would hit lap traffic on lap 8, while Wagner would slide Wolfe for third on lap 13 using the bottom of turns one and two. Two laps later, with the lap car of Rick Lafferty causing Esh to break his momentum, Wagner rolled through the middle of turns 1 and 2 to move into the second position.

One lap later Wolfe was able to overtake Esh for the third position.

Over the next 7 laps, Wagner would work the entire speedway, using every inch of 'The Speed Palace' to make up ground on the leader. Meanwhile Miller was struggling with the laps cars of Justin Whittall and Walton. On lap 22, Wagner would make his move, driving through the middle of turn 1 in attempt of pulling a slide job, but Miller used momentum coming out of turn 2 to pull away once again.

"I knew Logan was there and you can’t afford to mess around with these guys behind you," said Miller. "Logan is one of the hottest drivers in the country right now, so I knew it was time to go if I was going to hold him off."

Wagner would regroup following the slide-job attempt and once again settle in over the final 3 laps. With a lap car in between him and Miller, Wagner once again sized him up. This time he tried the middle of the speedway through turns 3 and 4, pulling to the tail tank of Miller, however Miller pulled away off the top of the Speedway to take the checkered flag by .377 seconds.

"I kept seeing Logan show his nose and I was holding on with everything I had," said Miller. "I was either going to beat him or stuff it in the fence. Luckily we ended up here in first and I'm super excited for my whole team."

For Wagner, it was a great run from 9th. However, he didn't realize he wasn't leading the race and wished he'd driven a little harder over the final laps.

"We were really good and we got there racing pretty hard with Lucas and I guess we let Miller check out on us," said Wagner, the current Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car points leader. "I thought once we got by Lucas we were leading the race and that's on me 100% as a driver not knowing."

"But shout out to that kid. It’s his second win of the year and he was driving one heck of a race. He was up on the fence banging that right rear off the fence and you got to tip your hat and move on to the next one."

Wolfe, Esh and Blane Heimbach completed the top 5 with Dylan Cisney, Tyler Reeser, TJ Stuttus, Aj Flick and Kyle Smith rounding out the top 10

RESULTS- 1. Jeff Miller 2. Logan Wagner 3. Lucas Wolfe 4. Jared Esh 5. Blane Heimbach 6. Dylan Cisney 7, Tyler Reeser 8. TJ Stutts 9. AJ Flick 10. Kyle Smith 11. Justin Whittall 12. Nicole Bower 13. Tyler Walton 14. Rick Lafferty 15. Ryan Linder 16. Greg Plank 17. Cory Thornton DNF- Steve Buckwalter, Jack Sodeman DNS Mike Wagner, Carl Bowser, Tyler Bear

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Steve Williams

RYAN SMITH WINS THE COVETED 360 SPRINT CAR KRAMER UP & $3,937!
COLEBY FRYE BECOMES FIRST LATE MODEL REPEAT WINNER;
SHAUN LAWTON PULLS OFF PRO STOCK HAT TRICK;
BRAD KLING TAKES MID-ATLANTIC MODIFIED SEASON DEBUT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Ryan Smith of Kunkletown showed up at Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday with his eye on the coveted Kramer Cup trophy and took it home with him after a wire-to-wire victory in the 30-lap tribute race honoring the memory of the late Hall of Fame sprint car driver Kramer Williamson.

Smith, at the wheel of the Heffner Racing/Red Robin No. 72, also ended up with $3,937 in prize money including contingencies.

Coleby Frye of Dover became the first repeat super late model feature winner of the year in the 25-lap, $2,000-to-win race.

Shaun Lawton of Bloomsburg pulled off the hat trick with his third consecutive win in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while Brad Kling of Mount Union won the 20-lap Mid-Atlantic modified feature in the division’s only appearance of the season at the track.

Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action with a two-race weekend on Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30.

Saturday night’s race will feature the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on the track’s annual Kids Night sponsored by the Sunbury Eagles Club. The super late models will race for an increased purse with $2,500 going to the winner. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.

The speedway returns Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. with the Middleswarth Potato Chips Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial PA Speedweek race for 410 sprint cars plus 305 sprint cars. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

Ryan Smith blasted into the sprint car lead from the pole and was followed by Troy Betts, Michael Water, Curt Michael and Chad Layton. The caution flew on lap two for Kyle Reinhardt.

Walter got a jump on Betts on the restart and moved to second leaving Betts and Michael to battle for third.
Smith, a veteran who spent several years with the ARDC Midgets and All Star Sprint Cars, sliced his way through the traffic opening a straightaway lead but in the waning laps started to slow. This allowed Mark Smith, who had come from the back of the pack, to draw close but Ryan Smith held on by just .416 of a second over Mark Smith, Walter, Michael and Layton.

“With about five to go we got into some mud in the second turn and the wheel packed up.” Smith said. “It was really shaking plus I was having trouble getting by the lapped cars. I saw Mark (Smith) was in second for the last two laps but I didn’t know how close he was.”

Michael, Mark Smith and Josh Weller won the sprint car heats.

Dave Zona nosed past Nathan Long at the start/finish line to lead the late model feature. They were followed by Jerry Bard, Jim Yoder and Ken Trevitz. Dick Houtz slammed the third turn wall to bring out the yellow on lap three.

When racing resumed, Bard drove into second and Coleby Frye was in third. Frye moved to second on lap 10 with an outside move on Bard and took off after Zona.

By the halfway point. Frye was beside Zona and took the lead in the second turn. With four laps to go the caution came out for Kevin Palmer wiping out a four second lead. Yoder used the restart to take second and Hayes Mattern third.

Frye became the first repeat winner in the late models with a second victory over Yoder, Mattern, Brett Schadel and Bryan Bernheisel.

“We really like running up here but it’s hard to come from the back.” Frye said. “Well I guess it wasn’t that bad, we won. The crew worked on the track and it was really racey.”

Late model heats went to Bard and Yoder.

Jerry Foster shot into the lead from the outside pole position to start the Mid-Atlantic modified feature and was followed by Cody Williams, Brad Kling, Cody Oliver and Ray Kable. A lap two caution regrouped the field into a side by side restart.

Jimmy Jesmer Jr restarting outside Foster made a charge for the lead but fell back into second when the caution flag flew again. Jester pulled to the infield under caution.

Kling got by Foster to lead lap five and started to open a lead. By the halfway mark, Justin Cullum had passed for second and started to close the distance on the leader but could not catch Kling who won by 1.734 seconds over Cullum, Rick Hulson, Jerry Foster and Oliver

Mid-Atlantic modified heats were won by Kling, Jesmar and Oliver.

After having trouble and not making last week’s feature Brandon Moser drove into the pro stock lead followed by AJ Hoffman, Shaun Lawton, AJ Stroup and Kyle Bachman.

A lap seven caution slowed the field and put Lawton on his tail. Lawton and Moser battled down the back straight with Lawton taking the lead.

Lawton drove to his third consecutive win by 2.94 seconds over Moser, Stroup, Hoffman and Bachman.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 22 June 2019
360 Sprints – 22 Entries
30-Lap Kramer Cup A-Main: 1) 72 Ryan Smith ($3, 937) 2) M1 Mark Smith 3) 33W Michael Walter 4) 5G Curt Michael 5) 35 Chad Layton 6) 22 Troy Betts 7) 63 Josh Weller 8) 77 Derek Locke 9) 29 Jason Shultz 10) 99K Cody Keller 11) 11A Austin Bishop 12) 7 Ed Aikin 13) 66 Ryan Kissinger 14) 49 Mallie Shuster 15) 11 Jim Shuster 16) 1 Jake Hummel 17) 91 David Quackenbush 18) 5Q Ryan Quackenbush 19) 5N Brian Norrnhold 20) 08 Jason Clauss 21) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 22) 47 Adam Carberry
Heat Winners: Curt Michael, Mark Smith, Josh Weller
Late Models – 18 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) F1 Coleby Frye 2) 27 Jim Yoder 3) 9 Hayes Mattern 4) 22 Brett Schadel 5) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 6) 6 Donnie Schick 7) 99Z Dave Zona 8) 26 Jerry Bard 9) 61 Ken Trevitz 10) 63 Nathan Long 11) 10 Dave Stamm 12) 7M Meade Hahn 13) 31 Denny Superko 14) 07 Kevin Palmer 15) 7 Dick Houtz 16) 11B Jake Buck 17) 4S Danny Snyder 18) 74 Randy Christine
Heat Winners: Jerry Bard, Jim Yoder
Pro Stocks – 9 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 92 Shaun Lawton 2) 8M Brandon Moser 3) 26 AJ Stroup 4) 6C AJ Hoffman 5) 99B Kyle Bachman 6) 00 Cory Long 7) 89 John Schoch 8) 69 Noah Kissinger 9) 55 Lori Croop
Heat Winner: Brandon Moser
Mid-Atlantic Modifies – 19 Entries
20-Lap A-Main: 1) 11 Brad Kling 2) 95J Justin Cullman 3) 40 Rick Hulsen 4) 55C Cody Oliver 5) 90 Ray Kable 6) 5 Jerry Foster 7) 59 Doug Stiwe 8) 41 Cody Williams 9) 25 Mike Corbin 10) 44 Frank DiBella 11) 0 Haley Kaiser 12) 80 Keith Reed 13) 8M Jeffrey McCarley 14) 17 Andy Bosley 15) 171 Jim Bernheisel 16) 747 Jimmy Jesmer 17) 29 Doug Ostwald 18) 13G David Green 19) 12S Rusty Rennington
Heat Winners: Brad Kling, Jimmy Jesmer, Cody Oliver

 

 

Speedweek Opener This Week At Williams Grove Speedway

Meet Brad Doty & TJ Stutts Prior To The Show

6/23/19

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will present the opening salvo of the 29th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, June 28 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsored by Sprintcarunlimited.com, gates for the kickoff of the nine-night series open at 5:30 pm.

Sprintcarunlimited.com will be giving away FREE pens to fans as they enter the frontstretch grandstand gates along with several shirts to lucky winners during the racing program.

Adult general admission is set at $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The night will be highlighted by a special pre-race appearance by noted sprint car driver, author and television commentator Brad Doty of Apple Creek, Ohio.

From 6 – 8 pm, Doty will be on hand signing autographs for fans and offering merchandise adjacent to his famed Bower’s Coal No. 28D sprint car, currently owned by Mechanicsburg’s Stoney Miller.

Sprint car driver TJ Stutts of Liverpool will also be on hand with Doty to meet and greet fans and sign autographs.

The speedweek 410 sprints will compete in time trials, heats and a 25-lap main in the speedweek series opener with the feature paying $5,000 to win.

Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown will again offer $300 as the Fast Tees Fast Time Award to the fastest overall driver in qualifying time trials.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will round out the racing card.

While it remains to be seen just who will come out on top of the 2019 speedweek series point standings, in the Williams Grove Speedway point standings it’s Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich at the top of the list.

Dietrich has opened up a commanding point lead over Freddie Rahmer in a quest for his first Williams Grove track title.

The Adams County pilot has already taken three wins this season aboard the Gary Kauffman-owned No. 48.

The Williams Grove speedweek opener will be another race in the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series of events at the track.

Event sponsor Sprintcarunlimited.com is a prime destination for up to date sprint car results, race reports and feature stories from across the country as well as in the region.

Learn how to purchase a Sprintcarunlimited.com membership by visiting the website.

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

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS PRESENTS. . . . . .

ALAN KRIMES, THE RAHMER BROTHERS, LUCAS WOLFE & T.J. STUTTS EYE THE $10,000 PRIZE AT THUNDER ON THE HILL TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 2 AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 23, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . There is a big prize on the line Tuesday night, July 2 at the Grandview Speedway when the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Series invades “the hill”. It’s all part of the 30th Anniversary season for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and $10,000 will go to the winner of the 35 lap 410 sprint car feature event. Making this event even bigger, the 358 NASCAR Modifieds will be on the program with $3,000 going to the winner of the 30 lap modified feature. In the 2018 running of this event, NASCAR star Kyle Larson won the sprint feature as Jeff Strunk won the modified feature after starting last in the field of twenty-four cars.

The 410 sprints always attract the cream of the crop. Alan Krimes will be in the field looking for his first Thunder victory. A few years back, Krimes was in the perfect spot to score the win but a flat tire denied him of a visit to victory lane. Lucas Wolfe is an early entry as well. Wolfe was the 2007 Thunder on the Hill Champion but has not won a Thunder on the Hill feature as yet. Lucas wants to change that Tuesday night, July 2. The Rahmer Brothers, Freddie and Brandon are pre-entered and ready for Grandview. Their father Fred is a nine time Thunder on the Hill feature winner, Freddie won the All Star event in 2017 and Brandon hopes to add his name to the Thunder on the Hill winners list.

And along came T.J. Stutts. A few years back, Stutts set fast for the night and was a contender for the win when mechanical problems sidelined him from action. Stutts knows the fast way around Grandview and is always considered a contender to collect the $10,000 pay day.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will also showcase the 358 NASCAR Modifieds on Tuesday night, July 2. Ryan Watt was the winner of the last two Modified Thunder events and he’ll be looking for three in a row. Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk and Ryan Godown are expected to chase the $3,000 to win 30 lap modified feature.

On Tuesday night, July 2 gates will open at 5 PM with warm-ups at 6:45 PM. The 410 sprint cars will open the show with time trials followed by the 358 modified and 410 sprint qualifying. This will all lead up to the $10,000 to win 35 lap Speed Week Sprint car feature event and the 30 lap Modified feature.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, July 2 PA 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and 358 NASCAR Modifies by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to provide your name and number of tickets you will need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night, Tuesday, July 2 after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM at the Grandview Speedway

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will also showcase the 358 NASCAR Modifieds on Tuesday night, July 2. Ryan Watt was the winner of the last two Modified Thunder events and he’ll be looking for three in a row. Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk and Ryan Godown are expected to chase the $3,000 payoff to win the30 lap modified feature.

The Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series will offer nine nights of racing and a point fund in excess of $16,000 if all nine races are completed. The Champion will earn $5,000 and sixth in points will earn $600. In addition, the next four highest in points outside of the top ten will each earn $250 if they make every show.

Come out early on Tuesday night, July 2 and sign up for the pre-race Pit Tours or be part of the Inside/Out Promotion so you may enjoy watching warm-ups from the infield. Be sure to take a look at the Thunder on the Hill 30th Anniversary T-shirt available at the front gate and be sure to pick-up a program book to guide you through the show.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets “The Ken Brenn Midget Masters” 30 laps & 358 Modifieds

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

Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

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

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

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

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

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

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

FREDDIE RAHMER SCORES THIRD LINCOLN WIN AND TAKES HOME $5,000; CJ TRACY WINS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 29 (7:30pm) PA Speedweek 20th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial ($7,000 to win!) + Central PA Legends

Monday, July 1 (7:30pm) PA Speedweek 410 Sprints ($7,000 to win!)

Saturday, July 6 (7:30pm) 358 Sprint Summer Series + 358 Late Models + 600 Xcel Modifieds + Wingless Super Sportsman [Make-up feature from June 1 + Additional Feature Only Show]

Abbottstown, PA (June 22, 2019) – Freddie Rahmer scored his third victory of the season at Lincoln on Saturday night taking home $5,000. Saturday’s race was the annual Fallen Firefighters Night in Memory of Brandon Little. Opening ceremonies included firetrucks, blessing of the helmets and a video remembering fallen firefighters on the new jumbotron.

Rahmer lined up third for the 33-lap feature behind pole-sitter Danny Dietrich and Adam Wilt.

Dietrich went to the top of the track to take the lead on the first lap while Rahmer got under Wilt down the backstretch for second.

As Dietrich caught the tail-end of the field on lap 6, Rahmer was closing in. Rahmer took the lead in turn 4 on lap 7. Dietrich tried to take the lead back coming out of turn 2 but Rahmer held the spot.

When Rahmer struggled to get by a lapped car, Dietrich would get within striking distance. Once Rahmer made the pass he would pull away as Dietrich worked on getting around the same car.

On lap 17 Rahmer was stuck trying to put two cars battling for position down a lap with Dietrich closing the gap. The caution came out on lap 18 for Chad Trout and Brian Montieth in turn 4. As the leaders came around it was a close call as they nearly avoided the stopped cars.

Rahmer led Dietrich, Cory Haas, Adam Wilt and Alan Krimes to the cone for the single file restart. Rahmer went to the bottom on the restart with Dietrich trying the top. Rahmer held onto the lead in turns 1 and 2. Dietrich made a move for the lead in turns 3 and 4 to no avail.

Despite bouncing off the wall in turn 2 on lap 20, Dietrich held on to the second spot.

Haas and Macri were battling for third when contact was made sending Haas into the wall in turn 2. The red flag came out on lap 21 as a result of the wreck.

This time it was Rahmer leading Dietrich, Macri, Krimes and Wilt for the restart.

Rahmer went to the top of the track with Dietrich diving low on the restart. Rahmer once again held onto the lead. Jim Siegel made his way up to fifth on the restart after starting twelfth.

The leaders were running against the cushion at the top of the track when the caution came out on lap 27 for Wilt and Montieth in turn 1.

Dietrich tried a slide job in turns 1 and 2 on the restart but couldn’t make it stick. Siegel got around Krimes for fourth.

Rahmer held on to the lead and beat Dietrich to the line by .738 seconds. Macri crossed the line third. Siegel finished fourth and Krimes completed the top five.

Heat winners were Cory Haas, Adam Wilt, Freddie Rahmer and Glenndon Forsythe. Tim Wagaman won the B-main.

CJ TRACY WINS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

CJ Tracy found himself back in victory lane for the second year in a row on Fallen Firefighters Night at the track. It was Tracy’s third career win at the speedway.

Tracy started on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Kyle Denmyer to his outside. Tracy took the lead when the green flag dropped. Zach Euculano and Dylan Norris were battling for third down the backstretch on lap 1 when the caution came out for Chris Frank in turn 2.

Troy Wagaman got up to fourth on the restart after starting sixth. Wagaman, running the top of the track, was up to third by the second lap.

The caution flag waved again on lap 5. This time it was for Cody Fletcher after he spun around in turn 1.

Tracy led Denmyer, Wagaman, Euculano and Jeff Halligan on the restart. Tracy kept the lead with Wagaman all over Denmyer for second right behind him.

Halligan got up to fourth on lap 9 from his eighth starting spot. The leaders in front of him were running the bottom groove around the track, except for Wagaman who was riding the cushion.

The caution flag made another appearance on lap 12 when Dylan Orwig got spun around in turns 3 and 4. Unable to avoid the stopped car, Wagaman and Halligan made contact with Orwig ending their night. Wagaman had been running third and Halligan was fourth.

Tracy went low on the restart to block Denmyer’s line. It worked as Tracy kept the lead.

Doug Hammaker was up to fourth on lap 13 and went to work on Euculano for third. Hammaker took the spot from Euculano in turn 1 on lap 15.

Tracy lead wire to wire and took the checkered flag over two seconds before Denmyer crossed the line for second. Hammaker held onto third. Euculano finished fourth and Matt Findley rounds out the top five.

This Saturday, June 29, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the 410 & Central PA Legends for Night #2 of PA Speedweek. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, June 22, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (33 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($5,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 19M-Landon Myers; 8. 99-Kyle Moody; 9. 29-Dan Shetler; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard; 13. 10K-Joe Kata; 14. 90-Jordan Givler; 15. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 16. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 17. 39-Cory Haas (DNF); 18. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 19. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 20. 75-Chase Dietz (DNF); 21. 53-Jessie Attard (DNF); 22. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 23. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 24. 1*-Tim Wagaman (DNF)

Lap Leader – Danny Dietrich (1-6) & Freddie Rahmer (7-33)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 39-Cory Haas; 2. 29-Dan Shetler; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 10K-Joe Kata; 5. 99-Kyle Moody; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF); 8. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 9. Clint Ide (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 53-Jessie Attard; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF): 8. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 39-Anthony Macri; 4. 1-Chad Trout; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 55-Robbie Kendall; 8. 27G-Jay Galloway; 9. 87S-George Suprick

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) - 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 69-Tim Glatfleter; 3. 19-Landon Myers; 4. 17-Cole Young; 5. 49-Bradley Howard; 6. 90-Jordan Givler; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 12-Barry Shearer

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 90-Jordan Givler; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 12-Barry Shearer; 6. 3-Clint Ide; 7. 87S-George Suprick (DNF); 8. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNF); 9. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF). 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 11. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); 12. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF); 13. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNS); 14. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Car Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 21-CJ Tracy ($1,350); 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 4. 10-Zach Euculano; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 44-Dylan Norris; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 99-Zachary Cool; 9. 38-Brett Strickler; 10. 00-Chris Frank; 11. 35-Steve Owings; 12. 34-Mark VanVorst; 13. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 14. 50-Alyson Dietz; 15. 5A-Zach Allman; 16. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 17. Troy Wagaman (DNF); 18. 45-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 19. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 20. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); 21. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF)

Lap Leaders – CJ Tracy (1-20)

358 Sprint Car Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 2. 10-Zach Euculano; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 99-Zachary Cool; 5. 34-Mark VanVorst (DNF); 6. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); 7. 35-Steve Owings (DNS)

358 Sprint Car Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 2. 45-Jeff Halligan; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 38-Brett Strickler; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF)

358 Sprint Car Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 50-Alyson Dietz; 6. 5A-Zachary Allman; 7. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNS)

 

 

Danny Dietrich Darts To Third Williams Grove Win Of Season

Hammaker nets 358 sprint main

6/21/19

Mechanicsburg – Danny Dietrich darted to his third sprint car win of the season Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, pocketing $3,680 for the victory that was the 22nd of this career at the track.

To get the win, Dietrich made a big move on the opening lap and then ran down Anthony Macri for control.

In the 358 sprint main, Grantville’s Doug Hammaker wired the field for the checkers, the seventh of his career at the oval.

Gettysburg’s Dietrich started sixth in the 25-lap 410 sprint car main and made a slick move on the opening lap to motor up to fourth in the first and second turns.

Macri was fleet at the front during the early going as Dietrich worked his way forward, getting by Brandon Rahmer low in turns three and four on the second lap before using the outside of the same turns to net second from Brett Michalski a lap later.

But by that time, Macri had a sizeable lead however it was an advantage that Dietrich was able to work with as the leaders hit traffic on the ninth tour.

Traffic was hectic and tight on lap 11 when Macri made a nice move to slide between a pair of backmarkers as he raced through the first corner.

Macri seemed to be up to the challenge as he worked both sides of the track but by lap 17 he committed to the bottom groove in the first and second corners and that allowed Dietrich to rip the top and gain massive ground for the lead.

That momentum gained by Dietrich allowed him to catch Macri and with just over five laps to go he drove under the leader in the third corner to come up with command by just .098 seconds at the line.

Macri then fell behind as Dietrich pulled away to the finish to pick up the win by 1.655 seconds.

With a blown head gasket in victory lane, Dietrich talked about his race.

“I got a pretty good start," he said.

“You could really haul some mail around the top but you had to run it really hard.”

Landon Myers crossed the line with a career best third at the track.

Steve Buckwalter rode home fourth followed by Brandon Rahmer.

Sixth through 10th went to Brian Montieth, Robbie Kendall, Adrian Shaffer, TJ Stutts and Dylan Cisney.

Heats went to Michalski, Rahmer and Cory Haas with the consolation race going to Ryan Smith.

Doug Hammaker started on the pole for the limited sprint main and never looked back on his way to his first win of the season at the track.

Troy Wagaman trailed him for the duration and on the final lap when Hammaker got bottled up in traffic, Wagaman was able to get close but to no avail.

After starting eighth Kevin Nouse drove up to third for the finish followed by Dylan Norris and Steve Buckwalter.

Heats went to Hammaker, Buckwalter and Nouse.

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 finishes:

6/21/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Anthony Macri, 3. Landon Myers, 4. Steve Buckwalter, 5. Brandon RAhmer, 6. Brian Montieth, 7. Robbie Kendall, 8. Adrian Shaffer, 9. TJ Stutts, 10. Dylan Cisney, 11. Brett Michalski, 12. Cory Haas, 13. Kyle Moody, 14. Lucas Wolfe, 15. Freddie Rahmer, 16. Chad Trout, 17. Jordan Givler, 18. Kyle Reinhardt, 19. Justin Whittall, 20. Darren Mollenoyux, 21. Kody Lehman, 22. Bradley Howard, 23. Ryan Smith, 24. Mark Smith

DNQ: Rodney Westhafer, Chris Arnold, Todd Zinn, Chase Dietz, Troy Fraker, Greg Plank

358 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Doug Hammaker, 2. Troy Wagaman Jr., 3. Kevin Nouse, 4. Dylan Norris, 5. Steve Buckwalter, 6. Jeff Halligan, 7. Kyle Denmyer, 8. Chris Frank, 9. Rodney Westhafer, 10. Scott Fisher, 11. Matt Findley, 12. Glenndon Forsythe, 13. Troy Rhome, 14. Tylwe Breahm, 15. Gregg Foster, 16. Mark Van Vorst, 17. Jay Krout, 18. Rich Eichelberger, 19. Dwight Leppo, 20. Dan Richcreek

DNS: Dave Brown Jr.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Set to Honor First Responders During Glick Fire Equipment Juniata Country Fire and Rescue Night

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway returns this Saturday June 22 with Glick Fire Equipment Juniata County Fire and Rescue (EMT) Night.

The night, honoring our first responders will feature a 4-division card with the Weikert’S Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the River Valley Builders Super Late Models, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks.

Kids will be also be afforded the opportunity to ride in fire trucks along with a parade of fire apparatus being held during the night. The night’s sponsor, Glick Fire Equipment, will also have a display on hand with multiple local companies displaying their equipment as well.

Racing will begin at 7pm EST with General Admission being $15, Students $7 and Pit Admission $30.

Lucas Wolfe picked up his first Port Royal Speedway win of the season during last week’s racing program, breaking a 3 straight victory run for current points leader Logan Wagner. Wagner currently holds a 215 point lead over second place Dylan Cisney and a 260 point lead over third place Blane Heimbach.

Saturday will mark the return of the Super Late Models, who last visited the Speedway as part of the Weikert Memorial festivities May 26th. Mason Zeigler and Rick Eckert picked up wins that night in what was a double feature event. Dylan Yoder has been ‘Mr. Consistent’ this season with 4 second place finishes and will be looking to sit in victory lane for the first time this year. He holds a 355-point lead in the point standings over Andy Haus and 460-point lead over third place Jeff Rine.

The limited Late Models last competed at the track April 20th, where Devin Hart ended up in victory lane. Their last visit was rained out early in the beginning of June. Andrew Yoder, who has two-wins this season and has not finished off the podium at all this year, hold an 85-point lead over Todd Snook and a 105-point lead over this place Hart.

Finally, the Xtreme Stocks will return to the speedway for their third race of 2019. Pete Leister was the winner last and he is currently tied for the series points lead with Brad Mitch. Dustin Hoffman trails both leaders in third by 35 points.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES CONTINUES AT GRANDVIEW. . . . .

$10,000 TO WIN PENNSYLVANIA 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK SERIES JOINS DOUBLEHEADER WITH 358 NASCAR MODIFIEDS ON TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 2

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 is on the line Tuesday night, July 2 at the Grandview Speedway and Danny “Double D” Dietrich has every intention of winning the 35 lap 410 sprint car feature and that big $$$ prize. Dietrich has one Thunder on the Hill sprint car victory, that win came in July of 2015. Another driver reaching for the cash is “The Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith. On several occasions Smith came so close to parking in the Thunder Victory Lane but each time, a turn of events, changed the story. This year, Smith will be wheeling the Mike Heffner #72 when the 410 sprints invade the “hill”.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will also showcase the 358 NASCAR Modifieds on Tuesday night, July 2. Ryan Watt was the winner of the last two Modified Thunder events and he’ll be looking for three in a row. Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk and Ryan Godown are expected to chase the $3,000 payoff to win the30 lap modified feature.

On Tuesday night, July 2 gates will open at 5 PM with warm-ups at 6:45 PM. The 410 sprint cars will open the show with time trials followed by the 358 modified and 410 sprint qualifying. This will all lead up to the $10,000 to win 35 lap Speed Week Sprint car feature event and the 30 lap Modified feature.

The Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series will offer nine nights of racing and a point fund in excess of $16,000 if all nine races are completed. The Champion will earn $5,000 and sixth in points will earn $600. In addition, the next four highest in points outside of the top ten will each earn $250 if they make every show.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, July 2 PA 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and 358 NASCAR Modifies by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to provide your name and number of tickets you will need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night, Tuesday, July 2 after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM at the Grandview Speedway.

In the 2018 Speed Week event, NASCAR driver Kyle Larson won the 410 sprint feature as Jeff Strunk stunned the crowd, starting last and winning the 30 lap modified feature.

Come out early on Tuesday night, July 2 and sign up for the pre-race Pit Tours or be part of the Inside/Out Promotion so you may enjoy watching warm-ups from the infield. Be sure to take a look at the Thunder on the Hill 30th Anniversary T-shirt available at the front gate and be sure to pick-up a program book to guide you through the show.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets “The Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30 laps & 358 Modifieds

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

Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

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

he 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.

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 racewear 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.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

18 June 2019 Contact: Steve Inch

SIXTH ANNUAL KRAMER CUP WILL HONOR MEMORY OF RACING LEGEND KRAMER WILLIAMSON THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY; SUPER LATE MODELS, MID-ATLANTIC MODIFIEDS & PRO STOCKS ROUND OUT RACING CARD

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Sixth Annual Kramer Cup sanctioned by the United Racing Club at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 22, to honor the memory of sprint car racing legend Kramer Williamson of Palmyra. The 30-lap 360 sprint car race will pay $2,573 to win and $273 to start.

Joining the 360 sprint cars on Reinhart Food Services Night will be the super late models in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win along with the annual appearance by the Mid-Atlantic modifieds and the pro stocks.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 5 p.m.

Kramer Williamson succumbed to injuries he sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown in August of 2013.

For most of his racing career, Williamson drove the famous “Pink Panther” No. 73 sprint car and won hundreds of races across the country as well as in Australia and Canada. He clinched sprint car track championships at Selinsgrove Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, where he also was a former winner of the prestigious Williams Grove National Open.

In 2008, Williamson was recognized for his incredible accomplishments in auto racing when he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

At Selinsgrove Speedway, Williamson’s lone championship was in 1978. His first win in a super sprint car at the track was on Sept. 3, 1973, and his last was on Aug. 10, 1981. He is tied with Barry Camp of Beavertown for the ninth spot on the track’s all-time win list for super sprint cars with 25 career victories.

During the latter part of his career, Williamson had been touring on the URC circuit. He scored a single URC win at Selinsgrove on July 8, 1995, which was the last time he won a race at his former home track. In all, Williamson recorded 67 career wins and three championships with URC.

The qualifying format for the Kramer Cup will include heat races (draw for starting positions) and a B-main. The winner of the 30-lap feature will receive a custom pink trophy cup to commemorate the victory.

Mark Smith of Sunbury has won four of the past five Kramer Cups, with victories in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, N.J., scored the prestigious win in 2015.

Members of the Williamson family are expected to be in attendance with one of the Pink Panther No. 73 sprint cars on display at the track. The family will also be presenting various contingency awards including hard charger, halfway leader, and lap sponsorship bonuses.

Race fans and teams are invited to wear pink apparel to honor the memory of Williamson.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will run a complete program of go kart racing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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

2019 Kramer Cup 360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,573 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $600 6) $500 7) $475 8) $450 9) $425 10) $400 11) $375 12) $350 13) $325 14) $300 16-24) $273 Tow: $75 Admission Saturday, June 22, 2019: Adults: $15; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30 Also Racing: Super Late Models, Mid-Atlantic Modifieds, Pro Stocks

 

 

 

Dirt Classic 6 Tickets on Sale

www.lincolnspeedway.com

717-624-2755

Abbottstown, PA (June 17, 2019) –Lincoln Speedway has announced that the highly anticipated Dirt Classic 6 advanced reserved seat tickets are available for electronic purchase today. Dirt Classic 6 is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 with a 7:30pm start time.

“As our highest payout during the season, the Dirt Classic Trophy is the one all of our drivers want to win” said General Manager, Jerry Parrish. “$20,000 to win and $1,000 to start attracts fans and race teams from all over the country.”

After five years of successful Dirt Classic events, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions are sanctioning the $20,000 to win race in 2019. The $20,000 top prize is the second highest on the All-Star’s schedule this year. The time trial and two heat qualifying format that the Dirt Classic has become known for will award the most aggressive drivers throughout the event.

Last year saw Tim Shaffer win his first Dirt Classic with the 2017 Dirt Classic Champion, Lance Dewease finishing third. 2019 Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee, Stevie Smith, is the only two-time Champion of the event. Lincoln Speedway’s 7-time Track Champion, Brian Montieth, also holds a Dirt Classic Championship. Montieth’s win came in 2015.

Advanced reserved seat tickets can be purchased online at www.dirtclassic.com. Advanced general admission tickets will available later this summer.

Located in Abbottstown, PA, the 3/8th-mile high-banked clay oval has been a staple in professional auto racing for over 60 years. The Pigeon Hills oval is one of several famed Central Pennsylvania racetracks which represent the toughest, most competitive weekly sprint car racing in the nation. A family fun night to be had by all who visit the famed Lincoln Speedway! You can find Lincoln Speedway on Facebook at facebook.com/lincolnspeedway or @lincolnspeedway on Twitter. Lincoln Speedway is also on Instagram under the @officiallincolnspeedway profile.

 

 

Tyler Courtney Wins USAC Eastern Storm Event, Lucas Wolfe Claims 410 Feature

By Justin Snyder

Port Royal, Pa- Bryan Clauson was a legend that transcended all of motorsports. A successful sprint car driver, a multiple time Indianapolis 500 starter and more, Clauson was a hero to fans and drivers alike.

For Tyler Courtney, that admiration was more of a big brother. As a young up and coming driver, Courtney walked into the Clauson racing shop looking for an opportunity and advice. What he got was a mentor, a friend and an inspiration.

Not just on the track, but off the track as well. Whether it was advice about different tracks, driving styles or day to day things, Clauson was always there guiding the young driver along the way.

"He taught me so much and I always have considered him more of a brother then anything," said Courtney. "Mostly he taught me to stay humble and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be the man I am today without his guidance and help."

That's what made losing him so hard when Clauson passed away following an accident in 2016.

"I miss Bryan all the time. It’s hard losing someone so close to you," said Courtney, who got his nickname Sunshine from Clauson as well. "I been trying to make him proud everyday since then."

Clauson would have been proud of the performance Courtney put on Saturday nightas he bested Chris Windom and CJ Leary in dominating fashion to pick up the USAC Eastern Storm feature event presented by www.sprintcarunlimited.com at Port Royal Speedway by 3.150 seconds.

"Today would've been Bryan's 30th birthday, so this one is for him." said Courtney from victory lane. "He did a lot for my career and did a lot for everybody on this team. Even with him not being here, he's helped us more than he knows. We lost a great guy."

Courtney started the feature event on the outside front row next to Windom and jumped out to the early lead using the outside of the speedway in turn's 1 and 2. Nobody else had a chance once Courtney got out front.

By lap 10, Courtney led the field by 1.6 seconds with Windom and Chase Stockon attempting to close the gap. However on lap 11, Courtney's lead was wiped out when Robert Ballou broke in turn 3 with rear end damage.

Meanwhile, 17th starting Brady Bacon had cracked the top 10.

On the restart, it was Courtney quickly jumping out to a large lead again. 5 laps later Kevin Thomas Jr. passed Stockon for 3rd, with Leary, who set quick time earlier in the night, following suit for fourth.

As Thomas Jr. and Leary attempted to track down Windom for second, Courtney was full steam ahead, stretching his lead to nearly 3 seconds by lap 22.

Thomas's night would come to an end 3 laps later as he blew a right-rear tire while battling with Leary in turn 3 and ended up in the fence.

With four lap cars positioned between him and Windom, Courtney just had to hit his marks and make laps. Following a return top green flag action, Courtney again jumped out to a huge lead of nearly 2 seconds within one lap.

Nobody would ever get close, as Courtney cruised to victory and the $6,000 payday

"We've been banging our heads against the wall trying to figure out what we were doing," said Courtney. "We just came to the conclusion that we weren't having fun so we got back to the basics and having fun."

"To get another Eastern Storm win is pretty cool, but to get our momentum going the right way on the Sprint Car side is even more important to us."

Windom, who was looking for his third straight Eastern Storm victory at 'The Speed Palace', had to tip his cap to Courtney and his team.

"Tyler was just better than us and that's really all there is to it," said Windom. "I tried to just save my tires and hopefully we’d be there at the end and something would fall our direction. We'll take a second and move on to the next race."

Stockon and Justin Grant finished out the top 5 with Carson Short, Bacon, Jason McDougal, Jarett Andretti and Joey Biasi finishing out the top 10.

410 Winged Sprint Car Feature

Lucas Wolfe came from the 9th starting spot to claim his first Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car feature event victory of the season at the Port Royal Speedway.

Greg Plank and Justin Whittall led the 22 car field to the green flag with Plank jumping out to the early lead. Plank would lead lap 1 before Whittall used the bottom of the speedway in turns 1 and 2 to take the lead with 3rd starting Jared Esh moving into second in turns 3 and 4.

AJ Flick moved into fourth on the following lap with Anthon Macri in tow. One lap later Wolfe would crack the top 5.

Esh worked the tail of Whittal, however he wasn;t able to make the pass. Whittall began to stretch his lead slightly until the caution came out on lap 8 for Daryl Stimeling as he spun around in turn 1.

As the field went back to green, Whittall again jumped out to a lead with Flick sliding Esh for second and Wolfe passing Macri for fourth on lap 8.

Three laps later, Michael Bauer blew a right rear tire exiting turn four to once again bunch up the field. Meanwhile, Logan Wagner, winner of three straight features at 'The Speed Palace', had cracked the top 10 from his 19th starting spot.

On the restart Whittall again sped off, this time with Flick in heavy pursuit. Wolfe used the high line in turns 1 and 2 to get by Macri for third. Over the next 2 laps, Flick and Whittall would swap the lead multiple times with Flick leading lap 12 before Whittall took it back one lap later.

As Whittall was focused on Flick, Wolfe was sizing up the leaders to make his move. With Whittall guarding from a slide job attempt, Wolfe hit the high side to gain momentum out of turn 2 and flew under Flick for second entering turn 3 on lap 15.

On the following circuit, Wolfe this time used the bottom in turns 1 and 2 to get under Whittall and continued into turn 3 and 4 to take the lead for good

"AJ and Justin were racing pretty hard and I didn't want to let them get strung out, so I made the move while they were racing and we were able to sneak by there," said Wolfe. "It's difficult to pass a good car in an open track, so while they were racing I thought it was my best opportunity."

Wolfe began to stretch his lead over the next 6 lap and he hit the tail end of the field with 3 to go. With Logan Wagner moving into 5th and coming fast and Whittall hungry for his first win, Wolfe was hoping for a caution free finish.

Coming around for the checkered flag, Esh blew a tire in turn 2 brungnout out the caution lights with 1 to go. However, after checking things out, Speedway officials deemed Wolfe took the checkered flag prior to the wreck, giving him a $4300 payday over Whittall, Blane Heimbach, Flick and Wagner.

"I obviously didn’t want a restart. It was awful close coming to the finish," said Wolfe about the incident. "I saw them waving the yellow, but then they came back and said the checker was out so it was good to be me."

"You just never know what the right place is to be on the track in terms of restarts, so I was happy it was over and we can be sitting in victory lane."

For Whittall, a rookie in the 410 Sprint Car ranks, he was happy to have the experience battling for the victory and gaining momentum for his young team.

"After the last couple of weeks it’s just really a good feeling to be competitive and be racing for wins," said Whittall. "Hopefully we can learn from this and keep it going and hopefully next time we'll be sitting up there where Lucas is tonight."

TJ Stutts, Macri, Ryan Taylor, Mike Wagner and Dylan Cisney completed the top 10.

USAC Results- 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Chris Windom, 3. CJ Leary, 4. Chase Strockon 5. Justin Grant 6. Carson Short 7. Brady Bacon 8. Jason McDougal 9. Jarrett Andretti 10. Joey Biasi 11. Isaac Chappel 12. Timmy Buckwalter 13. Dustin Christie 14. Carmen Perigo 15. Brian VanMeveren 16. Dave Darland 17. John Stehman 18. Kevin Thomas Jr. 19. Chad Boespflug 20. Steven Drevicki 21. Robert Ballou 22. Jared Esh

Weikert's 410 Sprint Results- 1. Lucas Wolfe 2. Justin Whittal 3. Blane Heimbach 4. AJ Flick 5. Logan Wagner 6. TJ Stutts 7. Anthony Macri 8. Ryan Taylor 9. Mike Wagner 10. Dylan Cisney 11. Tyler Bear 12. Kyle Smith 13. Tyler Reeser 14. Jeff Miller 15. Jared Esh 16. Tyler Walton 17. Nicole Bower 18. Steve Buckwalter DNF- Greg Plank, Michael Bauer, Ryan Smith, Daryl Stimeling

 

 

Two Races Await Williams Grove Fans In 2019 Speedweek Series

Speedweek Kicks Off June 28 With Doty & Stutts, Oval Series History Dates To 1991

6/16/19

Mechanicsburg – The 29th annual PA Speedweek Series for 410 sprint cars will kickoff in two weeks, on Friday, June 28 at Williams Grove Speedway.

Sponsored by Sprintcarunlimited.com, the track will host the series opener on June 28 and then come back one week later with the 31st annual Mitch Smith Memorial on Friday, July 5.

Both races begin at 7:30 pm with gates opening at 5:30.

Williams Grove Speedway is one of two remaining tracks that are still on the speedweek schedule that helped get the series started back in 1991 when Steve Smith Sr. and Don Kreitz Jr. scored inaugural series wins at the oval.

Smith went on to claim the first series title.

Since then, a total of 33 speedweek races have been run at Williams Grove Speedway with Fred Rahmer and the late Greg Hodnett sitting atop the oval all-time speedweek win list with four victories each.

Stevie Smith, Lance Dewease and Danny Dietrich each have three wins during series action at the track.

Winners in 2018 were Trey Starks and Dewease.

This year, the June 28 Williams Grove series opener will offer a total purse worth more than $25,000 including $5,000 to win a 25-lap main event.

The July 5 Mitch Smith Memorial, still the richest race run during sprint speedweek, will post a total purse of nearly $36,000 including $12,000 for the winner of the 30-lap affair, thanks in part to a contribution from the Smith family.

Speedweek fans will get a special treat at the June 28 Sprintcarunlimited.com series opener when they get the chance to meet sprint car driver, author and television commentator Brad Doty of Apple Creek, Ohio.

Doty will be on hand along with his popular Bower’s Coal No. 28D sprint car from 6 – 8 pm, to meet and greet fans while also offering Doty merchandise.

Sprint car driver TJ Stutts will also be on hand signing autographs with Doty prior to racing action.

Adult general admission for June 28 is $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

Admission on July 5 is $23 for adults and $10 for youth.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Time trials set the heat starting lineups for all speedweek events.

The 2019 series will also visit Lincoln, Selinsgrove, Port Royal, Grandview and Hagerstown Speedways.

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.

 

 

Fans Given Special Access To Williams Grove Pit Area Friday

410 Sprints Race In Yellow Breeches 500 Event, 358s Race In Summer Series

6/16/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will be in action this Friday, June 21 with a special night for fans and for drivers!

On the track will be the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints with action starting at 8 pm.

Prior to the sprint car races, from 6 – 7 pm, all general admission fans will be permitted access to the frontstretch pit area in order to get up close and personal with their favorite sprint car drivers and cars.

Sponsored by Middleswarth Potato Chips, Hoseheads.com and Williams Grove Speedway itself, some 2,500 FREE giveaways will be up for grabs by the fans when they come through admission gates as well as the gates into the pit area.

Williams Grove will be giving away license plates and six-pack, collapsible coolers, both emblazoned with the special 80th anniversary Williams Grove Speedway logo.

In addition, Middleswarth Potato Chips will offer 1,500 bags of chips and Hoseheads.com will have bubble gum and candy for the youngsters.

And after all the fans cruise the pits with their FREE prizes, they will be treated to a full program of sprint car racing including another Yellow Breeches 500 event for the 410 sprints on what will also be York County Racing Club Night.

The 25-lap Yellow Breeches main event will pay $500 just to start.

The 358 sprints will compete in a special Summer Series race going 25-laps in distance.

General admission gates will open at 6 pm with access to the frontstretch pit area afforded until 7 pm.

Adult general admission for the show is set at $16 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 

 15 June 2019
Steve Williams

SHULTZ HOLDS OFF LOCKE FOR WHITCOMB MEMORIAL SPRINT THRILLER;
HAUS MAKES LATE-RACE PASS BY DICKSON FOR LATE MODEL CHECKERS;
LAWTON GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN PRO STOCKS;
SNOOK RETURNS TO ROADRUNNER VICTORY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Jason Shultz of Carlisle defeated a star-studded field of Patriot 360 sprint cars to win the $2,271 top prize in the 25-lap Joe Whitcomb Memorial Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Shultz, driving the Horstcraft Millworks No. 29, recorded his third win of the year and was also the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier over the 25-car field with a lap time of 16.726, a new track record for the 360 sprint cars.

Andy Haus of Hamburg made a late-race pass for his $2,000 win in the 25-lap super late model race. Haus became the seventh different late model feature winner in as many races at the speedway this season.

Shaun Lawton of Bloomsburg wired the pro stock field for his second win in a row in the division’s 15-lap race, while Dustin Snook of McClure returned to Victory Lane for the first time in two years in the 12-lap roadrunner feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 with the United Racing Club-sanctioned 30-lap Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars plus super late models, Mid-Atlantic modifieds, and pro stocks sponsored by Reinhart Food Service. Gates will open at 5:00 pm.

Derek Locke shot into the sprint car feature lead from the pole and was followed by, Jason Shultz, Mallie Schuster, Cody Keller and Kyle Reinhardt.

A lap one red flag came out when Brian Nornhold slammed the fourth turn wall and flipped. Nornhold was uninjured.

When the race resumed Locke and Shultz checked out. Shultz stalked Locke and on lap seven rolled high in the second turn and took the lead.

Schuster, Reinhardt and Keller entertained the fans with a great battled for third. Reinhardt got by Keller and was all over Shuster as the pair sliced through lapped traffic.

In the closing laps, Locke again drew to the back of Shultz as Shuster tracked down Locke but it was Shultz winning by .749 seconds over Locke, Shuster, Keller and Reinhardt.

Sprint car heats were won by Davie Franek, Jared Zimbardi, and Reinhardt. Shultz set a new track record in time trials of 16.762 seconds.

Front row starter Nick Dickson grabbed the late model lead down the backstretch over Andy Haus, Tim Wilson, Donnie Schick and Kenny Trevitz. A big pileup on the back stretch brought out the red flag as the track was blocked. Dave Brouse Jr., Jeff Rine, Dave Zona, Dylan Yoder, Nathan Long and Mike Lupfer were all involved with several cars towed from the scene.

As the top three started to open up a lead, Coleby Frye was moving up from the back of the pack. As Dickson worked the traffic Haus drew to his rear bumper and on lap 18 drove under Dickson for the lead in turn two.

Once in front, Haus was never headed beating Dickson by 1.298 seconds. Wilson, Schick and Randy Christine rounded out the top five.

Dickson, Haus and Frye won late model heat races. Mike Lupfer won the B-Main.

With the top two drivers in the point standings unable to start the feature, Shaun Lawton, third in points, jumped into the lead at the waving of the green flag to start the pro stock feature. He was followed by Lori Croop, AJ Stroup, AJ Hoffman and John Schoch.

As Lawton checked out, Croop and Stroup battled for the runner up spot until Croop spun and slammed the inside wall bringing out the red flag. Croop walked away from the incident.

Lawton led the rest of the distance winning by 2.411seconds over Stroup, Hoffman, Schoch and Corey Long

Pro stock heats went to, Lawton and Stroup

Bob Bussey took the roadrunner lead followed by Dustin Snook, Will Brunson, Terry Kramer and Jake Jones. Snook in only his second time out in his new car drove past Bussey down the back stretch on lap three.

The top three ran under a blanket but it was Snook taking the win over Bussey, Brunson, Kramer and Jones.

Roadrunner heats were won by Bussey and Kramer.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 15 June 2019
360 Sprints – 25 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 29 Jason Shultz 2) 77 Derek Locke 3) 49 Mallie Shuster 4) 99K Cody Keller 5) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 6) 35 Chad Layton 7) 98 Joe Trenca 8) 28F Davie Franek 9) 33W Michael Walter 10) 47 Adam Carberry 11) 35 Jared Zimbardi 12) 66 Ryan Kissinger 13) 79 Jordan Thomas 14) 47 Kyle Drum 15) 19 Colby Womer 16) 6 Tyler Denockick 17) 17 Josh Azzi 18) 22R Mike Koehler 19) 1 Jake Hummel 20) 67 Pete Richardson 21) 07 Curt Stroup 22) 16L Roger Levesque 23) 3 Todd Gracey 24) 11 Jim Shuster 25) 5N Brian Nornhold
Heat Winners: Davie Franek, Jared Zimbardi, Kyle Reinhardt
Time Trials: 1) 29 Jason Shultz 16.726 (new track record) 2) 3 Todd Gracey 16.826 3) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 16.870 4) 47 Kyle Drum 16.943 5) 33W Michael Walter 17.112 6) 77 Derek Locke 17.132 7) 98 Joe Trenca 17.138 8) 99K Cody Keller 17.148 9) 47 Adam Carberry 17.1762 10) 28F Davie Franek 17.196 11) 35 Jared Zimbardi 17.209 12) 49 Mallie Shuster 17.250 13) 66 Ryan Kissinger 17.279 14) 11 Jim Shuster 17.329 15) 79 Jordan Thomas 17.368 16) 35 Chad Layton 17.379 17) 67 Pete Richardson 17.499 18) 17 Josh Azzi 17.610 19) 19 Colby Womer 17.698 20) 07 Curt Stroup 17.789 21) 22R Mike Koehler 18.086 22) 5N Brian Nornhold 18.088 23) 1 Jake Hummel 18.119 24) 16L Roger Levesque 18.427 25) 6 Tyler Denochick DNT
Late Models – 29 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 76 Andy Haus 2) 17 Nick Dickson 3) 3 Tim Wilson 4) 6 Donnie Schick 5) 74 Randy Christine 6) 27 Jim Yoder 7) 9 Hayes Mattern 8) 61 Ken Trevitz 9) F1 Coleby Frye 10) 4S Danny Snyder 11) 171 Bryan Bernheisel 12) 26 Jerry Bard 13) 7M Meade Hahn 14) 6Y Andrew Yoder 15) 0B Brett Schadel 16) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 17) 10 Dave Stamm 18) 07 Kevin Palmer 19) 31 Denny Superko 20) 63 Nathan Long 21) 24 Dylan Yoder 22) 06 Mike Lupfer 23) 99Z Dave Zona 24) 2J Jeff Rine
Heat Winners: Nick Dickson, Andy Haus, Coleby Frye
B-Main Winner: Mike Lupfer
Pro Stocks – 10 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 92 Shaun Lawton 2) 26 AJ Stroup 3) 6C AJ Hoffman 4) 89 John Schoch 5) 00 Cory Long 6) 77T John Troxell 7) 55 Lori Croop 8) 69 Noah Kissinger 9) 99 Kyle Bachman 10) 8M Brandon Moser
Heat Winners: Shaun Lawton, AJ Stroup
Roadrunners – 12 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1) 15 Dustin Snook 2) 76 Bob Bussey 3) 8 Will Brunson 4) 992 Terry Kramer 5) 7J Jake Jones 6) 33 Curtis Lawton 7) 3 Tom Brunson 8) 15 Hunter Shelley 9) 60 Jimmy Kessler 10) 28M Miranda Minium 11) 14 Cory Lindenmuth 12) 1 Smith Cope
Heat Winners: Bob Bussey, Terry Kramer

 

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DANNY DIETRICH CONTINUES SUCCESSFUL 2019 CAMPAIGN WITH WIN AT LINCOLN; TROY WAGAMAN WINS 3rd RACE OF THE YEAR IN MAKE UP FEATURE; STEVE OWINGS EARNS FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WIN; MARK RICKRODE & JOHN MARKS EACH WITH PENNMAR CLASS VICTORIES

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 22 (7:30pm) Fallen Firefighters Night in Memory of Brandon Little + Kids Night | 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win!) + 358 Sprints

Saturday, June 29 (7:30pm) PA Speedweek 20th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial ($7,000 to win!) + Central PA Legends

Monday, July 1 (7:30pm) PA Speedweek 410 Sprints ($7,000 to win!)

Abbottstown, PA (June 15, 2019) – Danny Dietrich has seen success in Central PA and pretty much wherever he travels in 2019 leading Central PA drivers with eight wins on the season going into Saturday night. The results were no different when Dietrich stopped by the Pigeon Hills to race on Saturday.

Pole-sitter, Joe Kata, lead the field to the green with Kyle Moody on the outside of row 1. Just as Kata slid up the track to hold off Moody out of turn 2, Trey Hivner landed upside down in turns 1 and 2 bringing out the red.

The field was lined up for a complete restart. This time Moody got out to the lead with Kata falling into second. The yellow came out on lap 1 for Jay Galloway after he spun out in turns 2. Galloway rejoined the field.

This time Moody led the field for a single file restart with Kata, Cole Young, Glenndon Forsythe and Bradley Howard lined up behind him.

Moody held onto the lead running the top of the track as Brian Montieth and Cory Haas battled for fifth with Montieth taking the spot.

It only took Moody five laps to catch the tail-end of the field. Just as Moody started to work his way through lapped traffic the caution came out on lap 6 for Cory Haas when he got spun around in turn 2.

Moody held the lead on the restart. A few laps after the restart Dietrich was working on Montieth for his fifth spot. It was a great battle with Dietrich taking over the spot-on lap 10. Moody started to work on his way through lapped traffic again on lap 10 while Young was working on Kata for second. Young took the spot on 12. Dietrich got around Forsythe for fourth on the same lap.

As Moody drove through lapped traffic Young closed in on the leader. Dietrich made his way to third on lap 18 to make it a three-way battle for the lead. With Young on the bottom of turns 3 and 4 Dietrich went high to take second on lap 19.

Dietrich went to work on Moody for the lead. Dietrich got under the leader going down the back stretch on lap 20 to take the top spot.

The red flag came out on lap 23 with Chad Trout on his side at the end of the front stretch.

Dietrich led Moody, Young, Montieth and Freddie Rahmer to the cone for a two-lap shoot-out. Dietrich went to the top of turns 1 and 2 with Moody sliding up the track to try and take the lead. Dietrich held onto the lead and beat Moody to the checkered flag by 1.540 seconds. Montieth crossed the line third. Rahmer finished fourth from his 13th starting spot and Young held on to finish fifth.

Heat winners were Joe Kata, Kyle Moody and Cole Young.

TROY WAGAMAN WINS 3rd RACE OF THE YEAR IN MAKE UP FEATURE FROM MAY 25

After a hot start to the season with wins in March and April, Wagaman was due for another win. With a 10th starting spot in the make-up feature from May 25, Wagaman would have to work through the field for his third win of the season.

CJ Tracy started on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Zach Euculano on his outside. Tracy took the lead as the green flag dropped. Steve Owings stopped on the front stretch before completing one lap setting up the field for a complete restart.

The yellow came out again before a lap was in the books for Kyle Denmyer and Dylan Orwig. Both drivers stopped in turn 4.

Third time’s the charm. Tracy took the lead on the field’s third attempt at a start with Euculano falling into second and Travis Scott running third.

The field saw the caution again on lap 1 when Tyler Ross and Wyatt Hinkle got together in turn 4. Ross came to a stop bringing out the caution flag.

Tracy held onto the lead again, this time on a single file restart. Wagaman quickly made his way up through the field and was running fourth on lap 6 as Tracy started to work through lapped traffic.

Lap 9 saw the fourth caution of the race. This time it was for the race leader, Tracy, who spun out in turn 2.

Euculano inherited the lead with Scott, Wagaman and Doug Hammaker lined up behind him for the restart.

Wagaman got under Scott driving down the backstretch on lap 13 to take the second spot. The red flag came out on lap 14 for Tyler Ross. Ross got upside down in turn 4.

The yellow came out again on the restart as Wagaman was making a run on Euculano for the lead. Dave Carlberg stopped on the backstretch.

With six laps to go the field lined up for another restart. The caution came out before another lap was completed. Scott got into the wall in turn 1 and nearly flipped while running third.

With both Wagaman and Hammaker challenging Euculano for the lead the seventh and final caution of the race came on lap 17 when Brett Strickler got spun around in turn 2. Strickler rejoined the field.

Wagaman tried the outside on the restart and couldn’t make the pass in turns 1 and 2. Wagaman went to the outside again in turns 3 and 4 and beat Euculano to the flag stand by a nose to take the lead. Both Hammaker and Dylan Norris followed getting around Euculano for second and third.

Wagaman held onto the lead and beat Hammaker to the line by .958 seconds for his third win of the season. Norris held onto third with Euculano finishing fourth. Cody Fletcher completed the top five.

STEVE OWINGS EARNS FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WIN

Steve Owings didn’t complete a lap in the make-up feature held earlier in the night. With pole starting spot for the regularly scheduled feature Owings had the opportunity to turn his night around.

Owings shared the front row with Dave Carlberg who also had a rough showing in the first feature. Owings got out to the lead when the green flag dropped with Wyatt Hinkle making his was up to second. Jeff Rohrbaugh worked his way up to third with Dylan Norris running fourth.

The yellow flag came out on lap 5 for Carlberg who was stopped in turn 4.

Owings led the field to the cone for the single file restart with Hinkle, Rohrbaugh, Norris and Hammaker lined up behind him.

Hinkle, Rohrbaugh and Hammaker were in a three-way battle for second when the caution came out on lap 10 for Dylan Orwig when he spun out in turn 4. Hinkle had held onto the second spot but pulled into the pits during the caution. Rohrbaugh inherited the runner up spot for the restart.

Owings had a solid restart and created some distance between Rohrbaugh. Kevin Nouse got under Jeff Halligan for fourth, but Halligan stayed close trying to get his spot back.

The caution came out on lap 15 when Hammaker and Rohrbaugh made contact on the front stretch with Rohrbaugh coming to a stop.

A three-way battle for the lead ensued on the restart between Owings, Hammaker and Nouse.

The caution came out again on lap 18 for Orwig in turn 4.

Owings led the field to the cone for a two-lap shoot-out with Hammaker, Nouse, Halligan and Norris lined up behind him.

Hammaker made one last effort for the lead but Owings held him off and beat him to the checkered by .468 seconds. Nouse held onto third. Halligan crossed the line fourth and Norris finished fifth.

Heat winners were Kevin Nouse, Steve Owings and Jeff Rohrbaugh.

MARK RICKRODE & JOHN MARKS EACH WITH PENNMAR CLASS VICTORIES

Mark Rickrode started on the pole of the 20-lape feature. After an impressive run in the heat race, Gene Wrightstone started on the outside of the front row. Both drivers on the front row were running in the Modified Class.

John Marks lined up seventh for the feature start and was the highest starting driver in the Sportsman Class.

Rickrode, driving the number 29 Kenn Weld tribute car, got out to the lead as the green flag dropped with Wrightstone right there to take the lead out of turn 2. Rickrode beat him back to the line to lead lap 1. Rickrode and Wrightstone were running wheel to wheel with Randy Minich watching the close battle in third.

Rickrode started to pull away on lap 2. Mark Hahn started to work on Minich for third as Rickrode caught the tail-end of the field on lap 9.

Hahn went to the bottom of the track to try and take third from Minich and the two drivers drag raced to the flag stand on lap 10. Hahn took the spot the following lap but Minich stayed close. Minich took the spot back on lap 14. The two continued to battle for the spot with Hahn getting the spot back again on lap 16.

Rickrode held onto the lead to win the overall feature and the Modified Class. Wrightstone crossed the line second. Hahn held onto third with Minich finishing fourth. John Marks won the Sportsman Class with his fifth-place finish.

This Saturday, June 22, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the 410 & 358 Sprints and Kids Night. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, June 15, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,500); 2. 99-Kyle Moody; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 17-Cole Young; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 10K-Joe Kata; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 19M-Landon Myers; 13. 87-Alan Krimes; 14. 53-Jessie Attard; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski; 16. 75-Chase Dietz; 17. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 18. 12-Barry Shearer; 19. 1*-Tim Wagaman (DNF); 20. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. (DNF); 21. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 22. 27-Jay Galloway (DNF); 23. 39-Cory Haas (DNF); 24. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF)

Lap Leader – Kyle Moody (1-20) & Danny Dietrich (21-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 10K-Joe Kata; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 53-Jessie Attard; 8. 12-Barry Shearer; 9. 2C-Cory Thornton

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 99-Kyle Moody; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 19M-Landon Myers; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 1X-Chad Trout; 9. 10E-Zach Euculano (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman Jr.; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8 27G-Jay Galloway; 9. 6M-Hank Donovan Jr.

410 Consi Finish (10 laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 53-Jessie Attard; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 12-Barry Shearer; 6. 27G-Jay Galloway; 7. 6M-Hank Donovan Jr.; 8. 2C-Cory Thornton; 9. 10E-Zach Euculano (DNS)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Car May 25 Make up Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman ($1,100); 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 44N-Dylan Norris; 4. 10-Zach Euculano; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 50-Alyson Dietz; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 9. 45-Jeff Halligan; 10. 89-Ashely Cappetta; 11. 21-CJ Tracy; 12. 34-Mark VanVorst; 13. 99-Zachary Cool; 14. 38-Brett Strickler; 15. 13S-Jon Stewart; 16. 5-Travis Scott (DNF); 17. 14-Dave Carlberg (DNF); 18. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNF); 19. 77K-Zach Allman (DNF); 20. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 21. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); 22. 35- Steve Owings (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Zach Euculano (1-17) & Troy Wagaman (18-20)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Car Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings ($1,100); 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 4. 45-Jeff Halligan; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 41B-Tyler Ross; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 10. 00-Chris Frank; 11. 38-Bret Strickler; 12. 99-Zachary Cool; 13. 21-CJ Tracy; 14. 10-Zach Euculano; 15. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 16. 50-Alyson Dietz; 17. 34-Mark VanVorst; 18. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 19. 13S-Jon Stewart; 20. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 21. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 22. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); 23. 14-Dave Carlberg (DNF); 24. 19-Troy Wagaman (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Steve Owings (1-20)

358 Sprint Car Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 45-Jeff Halligan; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 99-Zachary Cool; 6. 13S-Jon Stewart; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 50-Alyson Dietz; 9. 34-Mark VanVorst; 10. 2D-Dylan Orwig

358 Sprint Car Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 38-Brett Strickler; 8. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 9. 77K-Steve Kisamore (DNF)

358 Sprint Car Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 4. 00F-Chris Frank; 5. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 22-Nathan Prezenica; 8. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNS); 9. 5-Travis Scott (DNS)

358 Sprint Car Consi Finish (10 laps) – 1. 38-Brett Strickler; 2. 41B-Tyler Ross; 3. 50-Alyson Dietz; 4. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 5. 34-Mark VanVorst; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 7. 22-Nathan Prezenica (DNF); 8. 77K-Steve Kisamore (DNF): 9. 66-Ashley Cappetta (DNS)

PennMar Modifieds

PennMar Modifieds Feature Finish (10 laps) – 1. 29-Mark Rickrode Jr.*; 2. 10-Gene Wrightstone; 3. 22-Mark Hahn; 4. 707-Randy Minich; 5. 34-John Marks**; 6. 17-Mike Beidel; 7. 4-Scott Rickrode; 8. 100-Hugh Wright; 9. 89-Ron Rowles

*Modified Class Winner

**Sportsman Class Winner

PennMar Modifieds Feature Finish (8 laps) - 1. 29-Mark Rickrode Jr.; 2. 10-Gene Wrightstone; 3. 707-Randy Minich; 4. 22-Mark Hahn; 5. 17-Mike Beidel; 6. 34-John Marks; 7. 4-Scott Rickrode; 8. 100-Hugh Wright; 9. 89-Ron Rowles

 

 

Rahmer Gets Back-To-Back Williams Grove Sprint Wins,

Bacon Wins USAC Silver Crown After Windom Wipes Out Buckwalter On Final Lap

6/14/19

Mechanicsburg – Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville made it back to back wins in 410 sprint competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking $4,080 for his third oval win of the season.

Rahmer had to recover from a wheelie on a lap 10 restart that cost him two spots in order to get the 25-lap victory.

Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon took the 100-lap USAC Silver Crown main after what was a late-race bout of drama that saw one leader taken out of the event by his challenger from behind.

Enola’s Kody Lehman started on the pole of the 410 sprint car main and held sway over Rodney Westhafer when action began.

Fourth starter Anthony Macri moved into second on the fifth lap and began making his bid(s) for the win.

Macri was quickly followed by Rahmer on his way to the front.

Lehman was doing his best to keep control of the race with 10 laps completed despite Macri’s repeated attempts at snaring the lead when the first caution flag of the race unfurled.

Macri was continually working the outside on Lehman to get the lead and in fact, just moments before the yellow, he had taken the point in the race only to see the move negated by the yellow.

Rahmer seemed poised to pounce on the restart but instead lifted the front end high up off of the ground as the car crossed the stripe and instead of moving forward, he fell backward two spots as he tried to muscle the car back under his control while slipping from side to side.

Meanwhile, Macri was again working Lehman for control as Lucas Wolfe worked from the third spot after getting by Rahmer during his wheel-stand.

A second caution flag appeared with five laps to go and again Macri saw a move for the lead called back after this time having gotten around Lehman in the first and second turns while Wolfe slipped by on the bottom.

Macri then slowed to a stop on the track while under caution.

Rahmer drove through the middle of the track on the restart in the first and second turns to motor by Wolfe and then quickly used the same lane in turns three and four to move from third to the lead in one lap before driving off for the victory.

Lehman then fought to hold on to second, which he lost to Wolfe with three laps to go.

Lehman would finish a career-best third followed by Brian Montieth and Danny Dietrich.

Heats went to Lehman, Westhafer and Kyle Moody with Ryan Smith taking the consolation race.

Rahmer talked about his wheelie, “I wheelied like terrible. That was ugly,” he said.

“I didn’t have any drive in it ‘til about five laps after that.”

The 100-lap USAC Silver Crown main saw seven caution flags slow the race pace with Illinois driver Chris Windom taking the early lead from the outside of the front row.

Windom was chased by polesitter Justin Grant of California for the first 37 laps before Pennsylvania USAC’er Steve Buckwalter of Royersford motored into second after running a slow and steady pace to the front from the eighth starting spot.

Buckwalter followed Windom until a lap 47 restart when he was able to bolt underneath for control.

Buckwalter was able to pull away from Windom during the ensuing laps as USAC point leader Kody Swanson came to second on lap 82 with the leader over two seconds ahead.

After a restart with 11 laps to go, Swanson made a bid for the win only to come up short while also jumbling the field in the second turn that saw Brady Bacon zip through the cluster for the second spot while Windom got by Swanson for third.

Windom then jumped past Bacon to reassume second and apply pressure to the leader but Buckwalter had the race in hand with four laps to go.

However Windom proved rather ungraceful in his bid to steal the win with under a lap to go as he attempted to drive through the leader in the first turn.

The result saw Buckwalter spin out, forcing a green-white-checker run to the finish in which Windom ended up popping a tire just after taking the white flag.

This allowed Bacon to blast by and take his first-ever career USAC Silver Crown victory, worth $8,000.

It would have also been Buckwalter’s first career USAC Silver Crown win.

Kody Swanson ended up second, .612 seconds behind while third went to Justin Grant.

Mike Haggenbottom was fourth followed by Eric Gordon.

Grant set fast time over the field with a lap of 21.799 seconds.

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 finishes:

6/14/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Freddie Rahmer, 2. Lucsa Wolfe, 3. Kody Lehman, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. Kyle Moody, 7. Dylan Cisney, 8. Kyle Reinhardt, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Ryan Smith, 12. Chad Trout, 13. Glenndon Forsythe, 14. Bradley Howard, 15. Chris Arnold, 16. Dylan Norris, 17. Adrian Shaffer, 18. Jessie Attart, 19. Jordan Givler, 20. Troy Fraker, 21. Greg Plank, 22. Anthony Macri, 23. Rodney Westhafer, 24. TJ Stutts

DNQ: Dwight Leppo, Todd Zinn, Brandon Rahmer

USAC Silver Crown, 100 laps: 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Kody Swanson, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Mike Haggenbottom, 5. Eric Gordon, 6. Austin Nemire, 7. David Byrne, 8. Steve Buckwalter, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Matt Goodnight, 11. Chad Kemenah, 12. Johnny Heydenreich, 13. Shane Cottle, 14. Dallas Hewitt, 15. Kyle Robbins, 16. Dave Berkheimer, 17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Johnny Petrozelle, 19. CJ Leary

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL OPENS 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON IN A BIG WAY. . . . .

BRADY BACON STORMS AWAY WITH $10,000 JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC USAC WIN; RYAN WATT CLAIMS NASCAR 358 MODIFIEDS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 11, 2019) – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon picked up his third consecutive win and the $10,000 winner’s share as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Jesse Hockett Classic on Tuesday Night at Grandview Speedway. This event marked the one-hundred and thirty-third Thunder on the Hill event since the series started in 1990.

Bacon was the winner of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car portion of the Thunder season kick-off while Boyertown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Watt picked up the victory in the NASCAR 358 Modifieds – his second career Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win.

A drag race down the front stretch started the 40-lap USAC main event with front row starters Justin Grant and Brady Bacon. Bacon gained the advantage and quickly pulled away from the twenty-two car field.

Behind the leader, Grant and Tyler Courtney swapped the second-place spot multiple times before the red flag flew on lap 9 for local favorite Tim Buckwalter, who clipped the outside retaining wall -- violently flipping down the frontstretch of the speedway. Buckwalter, a Douglassville, PA native, walked away uninjured.

On the restart, Bacon continued his quest for the win, maintaining the lead over Justin Grant and CJ Leary.

The best-of-the-best in USAC competition battled it out for the second spot. Five cars challenged Grant including Leary, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Tyler Courtney.

All eyes were on Chris Windom, powering from his ninth-place starting position into the top five. Forging a battle with Grant, Windom moved into the third spot at the halfway point – the two stole the show, swapping sliders for multiple laps and exchanging the second position numerous times.

It was all Bacon for the remainder of the event, claiming the victory and the prize money. CJ Leary would grab the second position with three laps remaining and Chris Windom would settle for third.

Tyler Courtney came home in the fourth position followed by Kevin Thomas Jr.

USAC Heat Races were won by Tim Buckwalter, Carson Short, and Chad Boespflug while Jason McDougal won the B-Main with a new 12-lap track record.

Ringoes, NJ’s Ryan Godown led the NASCAR 358 Modified field to the drop of the green flag with Watt quickly moving into the second spot. Godown set the pace, but Watt closed quickly, stalking the leader and waiting patiently to make a move for the top spot.

The only yellow of the event flew on lap 10, as the leader, Ryan Godown slowed entering turn 3 handing the lead over to Watt.

On the restart, Craig Von Dohren charged inside the leader, with Duane Howard close on his tail – but neither could complete the pass on Watt. Howard moved passed VonDohren a few laps later, setting his sights on the leader.

The leaders approached lapped traffic on the 20th circuit closing the gap and allowing Howard to challenge for the win. Howard’s No. 357 machine moved inside Watt’s, showing the nose but unable to complete the pass.

The pair raced down the backstretch side-by-side as the checkered flag approached. The battle for the lead shaped up, but Watt gained an advantage while Howard struggled with a noticeable right rear flat tire. Watt would roll on for the victory, Howard held on for the second position, Craig VonDohren finished in third, Jared Umbenhauer in fourth, and Brett Kressley rounding out the top five finishers.

Modified heat races were won by Brett Kressley, Kevin Hirthler and Brian Hirthler with TJ Lily winning the Modified Consolation.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns on Tuesday, July 2 for Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek with $10,000 to win for the 410 Sprint Cars – also on the card, the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. NASCAR competitor Kyle Larson has picked up the victory in the past two Grandview Speedway Speedweek events.

The USAC National Midget Championship comes to Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, July 30 alongside the NASCAR 358 Modifieds for the Ken Brenn Midget Masters event.

For more information visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Complete Results

USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship

Time Trials -- 1. Chase Stockon 13.478 2. CJ Leary 13.616 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. 13.792 4. Tyler Courtney 13.799 5. Brady Bacon 13.829 6. Justin Grant 13.936 7. Steve Drevicki 13.956 8. Robert Ballou 13.959 9. Chris Windom 13.992 10. Timmy Buckwalter 14.024 11. Jason McDougal 14.127 12. Carmen Perigo 14.17 13. Dave Darland 14.188 14. Carson Short 14.209 15. Chad Boespflug 14.294 16. Joey Biasi 14.377 17. Trevor Kobylarz 14.516 18. Ryan Godown 14.551 19. Dustin Christie 14.611 20. Bill Balog 14.627 21. Kyle Lick 14.673 22. Dominick Buffalino 14.925 23. Brian VanMeveren 14.953 24. Heidi Hedin 15.797 Isaac Chapple NT

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Tim Buckwalter 2. Joey Biasi 3. Tyler Courtney 4. Dave Darland 5. Chase Stockon

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Carson Short 2. Robert Ballou 3. Trevor Kobylarz 4. Brady Bacon 5. CJ Leary

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Chad Boespflug 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. 3. Chris Windom 4. Ryan Godown 5. Justin Grant

B-Main (12 Laps) – 1. Jason McDougal 2. Steve Drevicki 3. Carmen Perigo 4. Isaac Chapple 5. Kyle Lick 6. Bil Balog 7. Dustin Christie

13th Annual Jesse Hockett Classic (40 Laps) – 1. Brady Bacon 2. CJ Leary 3. Chris Windom 4. Tyler Courtney 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr. 6. Robert Ballou 7. Chase Stockon 8. Justin Grant 9. Jason McDougal 10. Chad Boespflug 11. Ryan Godown 12. Carson Short 13. Steven Drevicki 14. Dave Darland 15. Joey Biasi 16. Bill Balog 17. Isaac Chapple 18. Carmen Perigo 19. Trevor Kobylarz 20. Kyle Lick 21. Timmy Buckwalter 22. Dustin Christie

NASCAR 358 Modifieds

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Duane Howard 4. Jordan Henn 5. Louden Reimert 6. Justin Grimm

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Kevin Hirthler 2. Ryan Watt 3. Craig VonDohren 4. Ryan Godown 5. Frank Cozze 6. Jeff Strunk

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Brian Hirthler 2. Jared Umbenhauer 3. Doug Manmiller 4. Rick Laubach 5. Mike Gular

Consi (10 Laps) – 1. TJ Lilly 2. Alex Yankowski 3. Dylan Swinehart 4. Richie Hitzler 5. Kris Graver 6. Mike Lisowski

Modified Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Ryan Watt 2. Duane Howard 3. Craig VonDohren 4. Jared Umbenhauer 5. Brett Kressley 6. Doug Manmiller 7. Rick Laubach 8. Jeff Strunk 9. Billy Pauch Jr. 10. Mike Gular 11. Frank Cozze 12. Kevin Hirthler 13. Louden Reimert 14. Alex Yankowski 15. Justin Grim 16. Dylan Swinehart 17. Kris Graver 18. TJ Lilly 19. Richie Hitzler 20. Brian Hirthler 21. Jordan Henn 22. Ryan Godown 23. Danny Erb 24. Mike Lisowski

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

 10 June 2019 Steve Inch

PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR JOE WHITCOMB MEMORIAL FOR 360 SPRINTS, SUPER LATE MODELS, PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS ON ADVANCED CONCRETE SYSTEMS NIGHT THIS SATURDAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- The Patriot Sprint Tour will sanction the 16th Annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway at 7 p.m. this Saturday, June 15. The tribute race will honor the memory of the late open wheel racer from Millersburg who succumbed to injuries sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the track on June 21, 2003.

Saturday night’s racing program will be sponsored by Advanced Concrete Systems and will also feature the super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. Grandstand and pit gates will open at 5 p.m.

The 25-lap Whitcomb Memorial will pay $2,271 to win and $271 to start. The super late models will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win. The pro stocks and roadrunners will race in 15- and 12-lap main events, respectively.

Previous winners of the Whitcomb Memorial include Nate Snyder of Halifax (2004, 2017); Kevin Nagy of East Brunswick, N.J. (2005); Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2006, 2007, 2008); Pat Cannon of Etters (2009, 2010, 2013); TJ Stutts of Liverpool (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015); and Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J. (2016). Chad Layton of Harrisburg is the defending winner.

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

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

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

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.

Purse for 25-Lap 360 Sprint Car Joe Whitcomb Memorial Saturday, June 15, 2019: 1) $2,271 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $800 5) $700 6) $600 7) $550 8) $500 9) $450 10) $425 11) $400 12) $375 13) $350 14) $325 15) $300 16-24) $271 Also Racing: Super Late Models, Pro Stocks & Roadrunners Gates Open: 5PM Race Time: 7PM Admission for Saturday, June 15, 2019: Adults $15; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

 

 

USAC Wingless Sprint Cars to Invade Port Royal Speedway as Part of Annual Eastern Storm Swing

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- There is a storm coming! And not the rain that Central Pennsylvania race fans have grown so accustomed to this season.

As part of the yearly Eastern Storm tour, the USAC wingless stars will invade Port Royal Speedway for an open wheel’s fans dream Saturday June 15 as they join the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car for an exciting night of racing presented by SPRINTCARUNLIMITED.COM.

It will also be Eastern Museum of Motor Racing night and there will be Father’s Bus Rides in celebration of Father’s Day at the track.

Adult General Admission will be 25$ with Students (12-18 years of age) $10 and Pit Admission being $35.

The ‘Speed Palace’ has hosted the USAC wingless series since 2012 with past winners being Damion Gardner (2012), Dave Darland (2013), Brady Bacon (2014), Robert Ballou (2015), Bryan Clauson (2016) and Chris Windom (2017-2018).

Windom will be looking to make it 3 in a row at the Juniata County oval, but he’ll have to fend off the best that the series has to offer. The USAC feature will pay $6,000 to win.

CJ Leary comes into the PA swing as the current USAC AMSOIL National Sprint series points leader over Kevin Thomas Jr, Windom, Tyler Courtney and Chase Stockon.

Speaking of 3 in a row, Logan Wagner will be looking to add to his 3 straight Weikert’s Livestock 410 feature victories dating back to the Weikert Memorial finale 2 weeks ago. Last week, the defending points leader claimed $7,000 as he swept the night’s events and picked up both Twin 20 features.

Wagner currently leads Dylan Cisney by 190 points in search of his second track championship. Blane Heimbach, Mike Wagner and Ryan Taylor make up the rest of the top five and they’ll all be vying for the $4,000 winners share Saturday night and hoping to cut into his points lead as well.

Finally, Port Royal will continue with the Junior Fan of the Week promotion! Each week there will be a contest where a young fan ranging from 5-12 years old will be named the Junior Fan of the Week.

The fan will get to ride in the Pace Truck, receive a hat from Mel the Pace Truck Driver during opening ceremonies, throw the green flag for a heat race, receive a free hot dog and drink courtesy of Packer’s Concessions and a reserved parking spot for the night. A photo will also be taken during the night to commemorate the event.

Please sign up for a chance to be named the winner with Miss Port Royal Speedway from 4-6pm on race nights at the pavilion. Children may only win once per season and a winner for the following week will be drawn following the conclusion of the sprint car feature.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

WHERE IS BRADY BACON WITH THREE LAPS TO GO?

AMSOIL USAC EASTERN STORM TO BE PART OF NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL SERIES OPENER AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 9, 2019 . . . . . . . Where oh where will Brady Bacon be with three laps to go?

At the previous two AMSOIL USAC Sprint Eastern Storm events at the Grandview Speedway, Broken Arrow, OK driver Brady Bacon was in the right place at the right time. Bacon, the defending winner of the last two Jesse Hockett Classic events took the lead with just three laps to go in both 40 lap feature events. This Tuesday night, Brady Bacon will attempt the “hat trick” of three wins in a row on the “hill”. This year the Jesse Hockett Classic will pay $10,000 to win so Bacon just may be racing a little harder to get that lead position a little earlier in chase of the biggest payoff of the 13th Annual Eastern Storm.

The AMSOIL USAC sprints will bring a field of talent to the “hill” in chase of the $10,000 to win 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic. Also on the card will be the NASCAR Modifieds chasing a $3,000 payday for the win in their 30 lap feature. The USAC Sprints will open the show with time trials and a series of qualifying events followed by the Modifieds that will take part in qualifying heats and a consolation. Gates open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, June 11 USAC Sprints & Modified show by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to provide your name and number of tickets you will need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free. Advance tickets may be order until 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 11. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM at the Grandview Speedway.

Be sure to come out early and be part of the Low, Down & Dirty pre-race activities taking place at the main gate at Grandview Speedway from 5 PM to 6 PM. You’ll have a chance to meet and greet USAC drivers Robert “The Madman” Ballou, Issac Chapple, Timmy Buckwalter and Joey Biasi. The crew of Low, Down & Dirty always ask drivers “the right questions”, far different then the normal interview. You’ll