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REINHARDT & YODER SCORE TWIN 30-LAP FEATURES FOR 360 SPRINTS & LIMITED LATE MODELS; BACHMAN & COPE TAKE PRO STOCK & ROADRUNNER VICTORIES

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., claimed $2,500 in the Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars sanctioned by the United Racing Club Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

It was Reinhardt’s second win of the season in the 39th annual 30-lap tribute race to the late Hall of Fame promoter Gunn at the wheel of the Westbrook Enterprises No. 1W

Andrew Yoder of Selinsgrove drove to victory in the 30-lap limited late model championship that paid $1,500 to win.

Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove was victorious in the 15-lap pro stock race, while Smith Cope of Danville won the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, with the 360 sprint cars, the A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock 20, USAC SpeedSTR series, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Cody Keller shot into the sprint car lead from the pole position and was followed by Ryan Kissinger, Kyle Reinhardt, Chad Layton and Jason Shultz. Thomas Radivoy quickly brought out the yellow with a spin in the third turn.

After having some trouble getting restarted, Reinhardt showed some speed by taking over second with Layton moving into third. Lap four saw yet another caution for Ryan Stillwaggon.

The restart worked for Reinhardt as this time he took the lead from Keller and started to pull away. Layton using the top side of the racetrack got around Keller and Kissinger followed.

Rookie Jake Hummel rolled to a stop on lap 23 again slowing the field.

Reinhardt went on to lead the rest of the way picking up his second win of the season by 3.85 seconds over Kissinger, Derek Locke, Shultz and Keller.

Sprint car heats were won by Keller and Layton

Andrew Yoder rocketed into the limited late model feature lead followed by his uncle Jim Yoder, Troy Miller, Derrick German and Shaun Miller.

Zach Kauffman slowed on the track bringing out the yellow on lap six. Two laps later, father Troy and son Shaun Miller got together with Shaun spinning out.

A. Yoder, who started his career on the 1/5th mile inner oval was untouchable for the rest of the race, won going away over J.Yoder, T. Miller, Garman and Jared Fulkroad.

Limited late model heats were won by Yoder and Miller.

Shaun Lawton drove past Tommy Dawson for the lead in the pro stock feature and was followed by Kyle Bachman, Brandon Moser and AJ Stroup.

The caution was brought out at the half way point for Wayne Shaffer.

Bachman dogged Lawton and on lap 13 ran hard into the third turn coming off the fourth turn with the lead and the win over Lawton, Moser, AJ Stroup and Dawson.

Pro stock heats went to Bachman and Moser.

Smith Cope inherited the lead on lap two when the leader spun and led the rest of the way despite being tested by Will Brunson to win the roadrunner feature over, Brunson, Bob Bussey, Jake Jones and Keith Bissinger.

Cope and Jake Jones won the roadrunner heats.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY - 26 May 2019 URC 360 Sprints – 19 Entries 30-Lap Jack Gunn Memorial: 1) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 2) 66 Ryan Kissinger 3) 77 Derek Locke 4) 29 Jason Shultz 5) 99K Cody Keller 6) 33W Cody Keller 7) 63 Josh Weller 8) 5G Curt Michael 9) 49 Mallie Shuster 10) 22 Troy Bettz 11) 10 Joe Kata 12) 11 Austin Bishop 13) 11 Jim Shuster 14) 35 Chad Layton 15) 1Q Thomas Radivoy 16) 23 Lance Moss 17) 1 Jake Hummel 18) 11 Ryan Stillwaggon 19) 5 Ryan Quackenbush Heat Winners: Cody Keller, Chad Layton Limited Late Models – 19 Entries 30-Lap Championship: 1) 2Y Andrew Yoder 2) 2 42 Jim Yoder 3) 115 Troy Miller 4) 11 Derick Garman 5) 12K Jared Fulkroad 6) 16 Matt Cochran 7) 50 Andrew Stotler 8) 40 Tommy Slanker 9) 07 Tim Krape 10) 93 Steve Todorow 11) 57 Mike Smith 12) 115S Shaun Miller 13)11T JR Toner 14) 8 Zach Kauffman 15) 70J John Schreffler 16) 28Z Ryan Zook 17) 79 Chase Bowsman 18) 121 Larry Neiderer 19) 25 Jed Latsha Heat Winners: Andrew Yoder, Troy Miller Pro Stocks – 11 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 99B Kyle Bachman 2) 92 Shaun Lawton 3) 8M Brandon Moser 4) 26 AJ Stroup 5) 16 Tommy Dawson 6) 00 Cory Long 7) 1 Ray Rothfuss 8) 89 John Schoch 9) 55 Lori Croop 10) 86 Wayne Shaffer 11) 81 Tom Beers Heat Winners: Kyle Bachman, Brandon Moser Roadrunners – 16 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 1 Smith Cope 2) 8 Will Brunson 3) 76 Bob Bussey 4) 11 Keith Bissinger 5) 33 Curtis Lawton 6) 32 Ken Schreffler 7) 60 Jimmy Kessler 8) 3 Tom Brunson 9) 28M Miranda Minium 10) 28 Nick Decker 11) 15 Hunter Shelley 12) 42 Josh Be

 

 

Danny Dietrich Parks the Weikert #29 in Victory Lane During Night 1 of the the Bob Weikert Memorial

By: Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- On a weekend where honoring legendary car owner Bob Weikert was the main attraction at Port Royal Speedway, it was only fitting that a famed Red, White and Blue Weikert's Livestock #29 would be sitting in victory lane to close out the night.

"I think old Bob is probably up there smiling tonight," said Todd Weikert, son of the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer owner. "He lived for seeing that #29 in victory lane."

Danny Dietrich, driving a tribute Weikert paint scheme #29 different from his normal #48, fought off Logan Wagner in a fierce battle to claim 10 thousand dollars, plus $1,500 in bonus money in night one of the Memorial Day weekend tradition and the Steer Head trophy that comes with it.

"That trophy right there is what it’s all about, " beamed Dietrich, of Gettysburg. "We been wanting to get one of those things for years and we finally pulled it off."

But it wasn't easy. Not only did he have to get by and hold off Wagner, but incoming rain showers were threatening to halt racing action.

Wagner and Dietrich led the field to the green flag after fast qualifier and high point man of the night Ryan Smith drew a 3 invert prior to the feature event.

Wagner, the Weikert's Livestock 410 Series defending point champion and current speedway points leader jumped out to the early lead with Dietrich in tow. Lucas Wolfe moved into 4th from his fifth starting position coming out of turn 2 on the opening circuit and briefly slid into third before settling into 4th at the flag stand.

Within three laps, Wagner had built up a 1 second lead and was cruising around the top of the speedway. He would nearly double that distance over Dietrich before entering lap traffic on lap 7. This allowed Dietrich to cut the distance in half.

However, Wagner was slicing his way through lap traffic with ease and he continued to halt any momentum Dietrich could make by putting the lap cars between himself and Dietrich on the top of the speedway.

It appeared that it was smooth sailing for Wagner, but Tyler Bear came to a stop on the front stretch on lap 20, wiping out a 1.213 second advantage and bunching the front runners together to take their shots at claiming victory.

And you wouldn’t know it from how fast he looked, but Wagner was having issues as well. A broken rear shock sustained early in the feature on his famed Zemco Sprint Car was giving him fits, making the car hard to hold onto at times.

On the restart, Dietrich slid through the middle of turns 1 and 2 to grab the early lead. But Wagner, with a head of steam, pulled alongside Dietrich entering turn 3 and attempted to slide back under him coming out of turn 4. The pair drag raced to the line with Wagner holding a narrow advantage at the flag on lap 21.

Once again, the pair exchanged the lead in turn 3 and 4 the following lap, with Dietrich pulling a slide job on Wagner. However, Wagner crossed back under Dietrich to once again claim the lead by the slightest of margins at the flag stand with 8 laps to go.

It looked as if fans were going to be treated to a 4-car battle as Ryan Smith and Lance Dewease had closed in on the pair with the 2 cars swapping the lead, however racing was once again stalled on lap 23 when Tyler Reeser blew a right rear tire on the front stretch and Dan Shetler also came to a stop.

Still feeling the conditions of the broken shock, Wagner attempted to move down the track as green flag action returned. He would once again jump out to the lead, but Dietrich capitalized a lap later and made the winning pass in turns 3 and 4, using the bottom to take momentum from Wagner and hold the lead.

That was all he needed. Over the remaining 6 laps, Dietrich would build up a 1.4 second lead at one point and would cross the finish line with a 1.382 second advantage over Wagner to claim the coveted trophy.

"We been running this place a little more this year and it was all to be able to win that Bull," said Dietrich in victory lane. "This is a dream come true and man is this just great!"

A dejected Wagner settled for second and set his sights on night 2 of the event.

"I broke a left rear shock, so I was cruising around there with three shocks and what was left there hanging on the frame," said Wagner. "We did all we could to hold him off for 20 laps and I hated to see those cautions."

"We'll get 4 shocks on it for tomorrow and we'll give it another go and see if we can’t be sitting one spot higher tomorrow night."

Smith, Dewease and Wolfe completed the top 5 with Anthony Macri, Ryan Taylor, Tj Stutts, Jared Esh and Mike Wagner filling out the top 10.

Rain started to fall following the completion of the 410 Sprint Car feature event, forcing speedway officials to move the 5 thousand to win River Valley Builders Super Late Model featre event to the beginning of Sunday's finale.

Sprint Car Results- 1. Danny Dietrich 2. Logan Wagner 3. Ryan Smith 4. Lance Dewease 5. Lucas Wolfe 6. Anthony Macri 7. Ryan Taylor 8. TJ Stutts 9. Jared Esh 10. Mike Wagner 11. Blane Heimbach 12, AJ Flick 13. Dylan Cisney 14. Rick Lafferty 15. Tony Fiore 16. Joey Hershey 17. Trenton Sheaffer 18. Adrian Shaffer 19. Kody Lehman 20. Tyler Reeser 21. Dan Shetler 22. Freddie Rahmer 23. Steve Buckwalter 24. Tyler Bear

 

Two Big Shows Coming To Williams Grove Speedway In June

USAC Silver Crown & Tri –Track Late Model Challenge On The Way

5/26/19

Mechanicsburg – A pair of big shows are on the horizon at Williams Grove Speedway, slated for Friday, June 7 and one week later on Friday, June 14.

June 7 will find Williams Grove playing host to the KRS Graphics Tri-Track Challenge Super Late Model Series, offering the super late models a lucrative purse including $3,000 going to the winner.

The 410 sprints are also on the program.

And the June 14 show will find the USAC Silver Crown Series big cars returning to the track for a twinbill with the 410 sprints.

The USAC Silver Crown Series will invade the track to compete in a whopping 100-lap main event paying some $8,000 to win. ‘

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, California, is the current USAC Silver Crown point leader after taking a pair of victories on the circuit this season.

Other winners to date this season have been Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Indiana; and Kyle Hamilton, Danville, Indiana.

The June 7 Tri-Track Late Model Challenge Series show will find the super lates going 30-laps for the $3,000 top prize.

The Williams Grove show will be the third of four in the 2019 series with other dates taking place at Bedford Speedway on May 31, Port Royal on June 1 and at Selinsgrove Speedway on June 8.

The Williams Grove late model program will be the final super late show at the track before the World of Outlaws Late Models Series invades the oval on August 16.

Racing begins at 7:30 for both big June show at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

 

 

Yellow Breeches 500 Series For Sprints Is Friday At Williams Grove

358 sprints round out card, Late Models and Silver Crowns coming up

5/26/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in a Yellow Breeches 500 event coming up this Friday, May 31 at 8 pm.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also on the racing card with gates opening at 6pm.

Adult general admission for the show 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.

With the 25-lap 410 sprint main going 25 laps in distance on Friday, each driver that starts the event will earn a minimum of $500 with $3,680 posted for the winner.

Williams Grove Speedway will kickstart the month of June on Friday the 7th with H & N Landscaping School's Out Night offering the 410 sprints and the KRS Graphics Tri-Track Late Model Challenge Series.

Numerous pre-race actitivites and giveaways are slated for the kids on June 7 along with a full racing slate including the return of the super late models.

Fireworks will help the kids celebrate.

And then June 14 will offer the return of the big USAC Silver Crown Series and the 410 sprints for a big program.

The USAC Siilver Crown Series last raced at the track in 2017.


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

 

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Brian Montieth Works Through Field for Feature Win; Jeremy Ott Wins Rain Shortened Legends Feature

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 1, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints [Regular Show + Make-up Feature from May 4] + Wingless Super Sportsman

Saturday, June 8, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 360/358 Sprint Car Challenge + York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races

Saturday, June 15 (7:30pm) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints [Regular Show + Make-up Feature from May 25] + PennMar Modifieds

Abbottstown, PA (May 25, 2019) – Brian Montieth’s 63rd win at Lincoln wasn’t an easy one. Montieth lined up eighth as Trey Hivner and Cole Young led the field to the green flag.

Hivner took the lead as the green flag dropped with Young settling into second. Chase Dietz got around Tim Glatfelter on the first lap for fourth.

Ft. Myers, Florida native, RC Roper, pulled in on lap 3. Lap 3 also saw Adam Wilt move into fifth moving Glatfelter back to sixth.

By lap 4 Montieth had made his way up to sixth from his eighth starting spot.

Hivner hit lapped traffic on lap 5 with Young closing in. Once Hivner put the first car a lap down he created some space between Young. It didn’t take Young long to close the gap but his run to take over first was put on hold when the caution came out on lap 8 for Barry Shearer when he got spun around in turn 2. Shearer rejoined the field.

Hivner led the field to the cone for the restart with Young, Glenndon Forsythe, Dietz and Montieth in line behind him.

Hivner got a good start and left Young to battle Forsythe for second. Forsythe tried the outside and nearly made it work with Young beating him back to the flag stand by inches. The next time around Young held onto second by a car length having created some space between Forsythe.

Montieth got around Forsythe for third on lap 11 and started to go to work on Young for second with Hivner 2.5 seconds out in front of the battle.

The battle for second caught up with Hivner with 10 laps to go as he tried to get around a lapped car. The top three were running within a second of each other.

Young tried a slide job for the lead on lap 19 in turns 3 and 4. Montieth managed to get under both Young and Hivner with one move in turn 4 during their battle for first to take the lead. The slide job worked as Young got around Hivner, holding on to second with Hivner falling back to third.

Montieth beat Young to the checkered flag by 1.337 seconds for his 63rd victory in the pigeon hills. Hivner held onto third. Glenndon Forsythe crossed the line fourth and Adam Wilt finished fifth.

Heat winners were Trey Hivner and Glenndon Forsythe.

Jeremy Ott Wins Rain Shortened Legends Feature

Jeremy Ott and Bill Diehl shared the front row of Saturday night’s feature. Ott got out to the lead with Diehl trying to make the outside work to take the lead. Before the first lap was complete the caution came out. Austin Bellemare, Cory Phillips, Rick Hartwig, Chandler Pagnotta and Tony Mrakovich got caught up in turns 3 and 4. Jorjie Sweger came to a stop on the front stretch.

The field lined up for a complete restart. This time Diehl made the outside work and got the lead on the start. Ott was close and all over Diehl for first.

Travis McClelland was up to fourth from his ninth starting spot on lap two. On the next lap McClelland got by Bill Diehl for third going into turn 1.

Diehl started to pull away from the field. Travis Perry was working on Blaine Leppo for fourth. Perry got his nose under Leppo on lap 5 but Leppo beat him back to the flag stand. Perry made the move for fourth on the next lap.

McClelland was on Ott’s bumper as he tried to take second. The pair caught Diehl on lap 10 with the top three running bumper to bumper.

The leaders caught lapped traffic on lap 12 but moved around the first car maintaining their single file line.

The caution flag came out on lap 14 for Cory Phillips who came to a stop in turn 4.

Diehl led the field to the cone for the single file restart. Ott stuck his nose under Diehl for first coming out of turn 4 but Diehl held the spot.

The next lap Ott stuck his nose under Diehl coming out of turn 4, but this time it worked, and he beat Diehl back to the flag stand to take the lead.

The caution came out again on lap 17 for Patrick Debroisse, Zach Settle and Rick Hartwig. Hartwig was able to drive away. The caution turned to red flag conditions when Debroisse’s car went up in flames. Debroisse walked away from the fire.

Before the field could get lined up to complete the final three laps rain started to fall. The track crew ran in the track and just as it was coming in rain came again. The feature finish was made official.

Legends heat winners were Bill Diehl, Travis McClelland, Mason Chaney and Chris Transeau. The Legends consy races were won by Chandler Pagnotta and Zach Smith.

The 358-sprint car feature will be made up on Saturday, June 15.

This Saturday, June 1, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints [Regular Show + Make-up Feature from May 4] & 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, May 25, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($3,500); 2. 17-Cole Young; 3. 7-Trey Hivner; 4. 2W-Glennond Forsythe; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 1X-Chad Trout; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 48H-Bradley Howard; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski; 14. 14T-Tyler Walton; 15. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 16. 11P-Greg Plank; 17. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 18. 12-Barry Shearer (DNF); 19. V7-RC Roper (DNF); 20. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Trey Hivner (1-19) & Brian Montieth (20-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 7-Trey Hivner; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 17-Cole Young; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. 11P-Greg Plank; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 9. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF); 10. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 75-Chase Dietz; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 48H-Bradley Howard; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 12-Barry Shearer; 9. V7-RC Roper; 10. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – Postponed to Saturday, June 15

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 2. 41B-Tyler Ross; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 8. 38-Brett Strickler (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 2. 10-Zach Euculano; 3. 5-Travis Scott; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 50-Alyson Dietz; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Halligan; 2. 14-Dave Carlberg; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 5A-Zach Allman; 6. 34-Mark VanVorst; 7. 13S-Jon Stewart

Central PA Legends

Legends Feature Finish (17 of 20 laps completed) 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 51-Travis McClelland; 4. 19-Travis Perry; 5. 0-Blaine Leppo; 6. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 7. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 8. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 9. 8-Austin Bellemare; 10. 18-Chris Transeau; 11. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 12. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 13. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 14. 78-Zach Smith; 15. 30-Alex Robinson; 16. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 17. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 18. SIX-Steve Duderstadt; 19. 41-Chuck Dell; 20. 79-Ed Trump; 21. D95-Steven Partin; 22. 9-Rick Hartwig; 23. 58Z-Zach Settle (DNF); 24. 94D-Patrick Debroisse (DNF); 25. 17-Cory Phillips (DNF); 26. 9C-Justin Cunningham (DNF); 27. 18J-Jorjie Sweger (DNF); 28. 23-Tony Mrakovich (DNF)

Legends Consy 1 Finish (8 laps) 1. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 2. 23-Tony Mrakovich; 3. 9C-Justin Cunningham; 4. 17-Cory Phillips; 5. 90-Scott Spidle; 6. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 7. 61-Shaun Miller; 8. 34-Dan Harrison; 9. 69-Cole Hahn; 10. 83J-James Snow; 11. 3M-Chris McKinney (DNF); 12. 39-Travis Beck (DNF); 13. 94-Greg Burd (DNF)

Legends Consy 2 Finish (8 laps) 1. 78-Zach Smith; 2. 41-Chuck Dell; 3. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 4. SIX-Steve Duderstadt; 5. 17H-Tim Hahn; 6. 42-Scott Lee; 7. 26-Shaun Abney; 8. 77-Rick Blizzard; 9. 4-Eli Dodge; 10. 19L-Jonathan Robinson; 11. UGLY-Ashley Tackett (DNF); 12. 000-Micahel McClone (DNF)

Legends Heat 1 Finish (8 laps) 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 10-Jeremy Ott; 3. 9-Rick Hartwig; 4. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 5. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 6. 17-Cory Phillips; 7. 3M-Chris McKinney; 8. 9C-Justin Cunningham; 9. 90-Scott Spidle; 10. 31-Travis Beck; 11. 83J-James Snow; 12. 94-Greg Burd (DNF)

Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 laps) 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. O-Blaine Leppo; 3. 58Z-Zach Settle; 4. 30-Alex Robinson; 5. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 6. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 7. 23-Tony Mrakovich; 8. 61-Shaun Miller; 9. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 10. 34-Dan Harrison; 11. 69-Cole Hahn; 12. 39-Bonnie Lee

Legends Heat 3 Finish (8 laps) 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 3. 19-Travis Perry; 4. 8-Austin Bellemare; 5. 95P-Steven Partin; 6. SIX-Steve Duderstadt; 7. 41-Chuck Dell; 8. 26-Shaun Abney; 9. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 10. 77-Rick Blizzard; 11. 000-Michael McClone (DNF); 12. 19L-Jonathan Robinson

Legends Heat 4 Finish (8 laps) 1. 18-Chris Transeau; 2. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 3. 94D-Patrick Debroisse; 4. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 5. 79-Ed Trump; 6. 78-Zach Smith; 7. 17H-Tim Hahn; 8. 42-Scott Lee; 9. 4-Eli Dodge; 10. UGLY-Ashley Tackett; 11. 00-Tim O'Sheehan (DNS)

 

 

Rahmer Wires Sprints For Williams Grove Paxton Tribute, Halligan Takes 358s

5/24/19

Mechanicsburg – Freddie Rahmer wired the field for the win in Friday night’s Lynn Paxton Tribute race for 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway.

Rahmer collected $4,771 for the victory, the seventh of his young career at the oval.

In the 358 sprint feature, Jeff Halligan took the lead from Rodney Westhafer late to pick up his second career speedway win.

Rahmer drove to his win from the pole of the main that honored former three-time track champion Paxton of Dillsburg.

He began the main with Danny Dietrich to his outside and got the drop on the field at the initial green.

Dietrich tried to keep Rahmer close but as the race wore on Rahmer just continually stretched his advantage over the field.

He entered the rear of the field on the seventh tour as the field strung out all around the track.

With five laps to go, Rahmer had a straightaway lead over a struggling Dietrich in traffic.

The advantage in the end was 4.846 seconds for the Salfordville speedster.

“It was kinda’ a crapshoot where we’d run,” Rahmer noted about his choices of lines around the speedway as the race began.

Rahmer praised the track for the lucrative payoff while questioning a 19-car field for the event.

“Williams Grove does a lot for us. $4,700 for 25 laps – I don’t know if guys are afraid to come here or what,” he said.

Dietrich rode home second followed by Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith and TJ Stutts.

Sixth through 10th went to Brian Montieth, Anthony Macri, Cory Haas, Kyle Reinhardt and Chad Trout.

Heats went to Dietrich and Rahmer while Wolfe recorded fast time over the field with a lap of 17.271 seconds while collecting $300 from Fast Tees Screenprinting for his efforts under the clock.

Rodney Westhafer led from the pole at the start of the 20-lap358 sprint main while Cody Fletcher gave chase early.

Jeff Halligan started sixth in the field and worked into second with four away.

But by that time Westhafer had built a comfortable lead but a lone yellow flag in the event with six laps down gave him a clear shot at the leader.

Once able to start with the leader, Halligan stayed close to Westhafer and dogged him until lap 13 when he took the lead coming out of turn four.

Halligan then handled the field the rest of the distance while seventh starter Doug Hammaker worked his way to the front, getting by Westhafer for second with two laps to go but failing to catch the leader.

Westhafer held on for third followed by Fletcher and Scott Fisher.

Sixth through 10th went to Kevin Nouse, Matt Findley, Kyle Denmyer, Brett Wanner and Dylan Norris.

Heats went to Wanner, Fisher and Norris with Denmyer taking the consolation 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.

Feature finishes

5/24/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Freddie Rahmer, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. TJ Stutts, 6. Brian Montieth, 7. Anthony Macri, 8. Cory Haas, 9. Kyle Reinhardt, 10. Chad Trout, 11. Dylan Cisney, 12. Rodney Westhafer, 13. Adrian Shaffer, 14. Rick Lafferty, 15. Justin Whittall, 16. Troy Fraker, 17. Greg Plank, 18. Steve Buckwalter, 19. Kody Lehman

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Jeff Halligan, 2. Doug Hammaker, 3. Rodney Westhafer, 4. Cody Fletcher, 5. Scott Fisher, 6. Kevin Nouse, 7. Matt Findley, 8. Kyle Denmyer, 9. Brett Wanner, 10. Dylan Norris, 11. Troy Wagaman Jr., 12. Chris Frank, 13. Chad Trout, 14. Dwight Leppo, 15. Tyler Brehn, 16. Jay Krout, 17. Troy Rhome, 18. Steve Kisamore, 19. Gregg Foster, 20. DJ Montgomery, 21. Dave Bonner, 22. Rich Eichelberger, 23. Glenndon Forsythe, 24. Todd Rittenhouse Jr.,

DNS: Mark Van Vorst

DNQ: John Sharpe

 

 

THERE’S A STORM HEADING EAST. . . . . . . . . ..

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11, $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC

BECHTELSVILLE, PA . . . . .Rain and bad weather has not been a friend to local short track racing of late, but all race fans welcome and look forward to this storm, the thirteenth annual EASTERN STORM for the USAC AMSOIL Non-Wing Sprint Cars, and it’s coming to the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 11 with the $10,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic. The NASCAR 358 Modifieds will be part of this big doubleheader with qualifying events leading up to the 30 lap, $3,000 to win feature even.

This wildly popular traveling series comes east just one time a year and this show is one you just can’t miss. Watch the non-wing sprints slide and glide around the one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway and you’ll see some wheel banging, rooster tails and wheelies. And that’s just warm-ups.

For the thirteenth consecutive year, the USAC AMSOIL Non Wing Sprint Car National Championship returns East with stops at the Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, BAPS Motor Speedway, Port Royal and Weedsport Speedway’s. The five race swing, in keeping with tradition will open with the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill signature event at the Grandview Speedway. The Tuesday night, June 11 show will boast the USAC $10,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM. This year also marks the 30th Anniversary of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Wednesday night, June 12 the Bridgeport Speedway will present the USAC AMSOIL Non-Wing sprints in a double header with the 600 micros, Thursday night, June 13 the tour moves to the BAP’S Speedway joined by the 360 Sprints and Super Sportsman. Saturday night, June 15 the traveling non-wing racers invade the Port Royal Speedway before closing out the swing at the popular Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY on Sunday night, June 16. Defending USAC Eastern Storm Champion Chris Windom is already planning his trip East.

USAC brings a long and rich history especially to Berks County. USAC first raced in Berks County at the Reading Fairgrounds in 1956 and it was Oley, PA driver Tommy Hinnershitz who won the first three USAC events on the Reading half-mile. The USAC/Berks County tradition continued until April 1979 when Paul Pitzer took the win at what would be the final USAC event at the Reading Fairgrounds.

Grandview Track Owner Bruce Rogers and Thunder on the Hills’ Bob Miller made several attempts to bring 410 non-wing sprint cars back to Berks County, presenting CRA and SCRA events in the 1990’s . After many discussions, a deal was worked out and in June 2007, USAC made the trip to Grandview and it was Levi Jones who took the win in a historic USAC return to Berks County. Now in 2019, the Eastern Storm will mark its’ thirteenth tour to the East, opening on the famed “hill” of Grandview Speedway.

Drivers from all over the country will gather on the “hill” Tuesday night, June 11 for the 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic and the roster will include Chris Windom, Justin Grant, C.J. Leary, Brady Bacon, Chase Stockon, Justin Grant, Tyler Courtney and Robert Ballou.

The Berks County one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway is just the perfect setting for a USAC National Non-Win Championship event. USAC time trials at Grandview are usually more exciting than the main divisions elsewhere, so don’t miss time trials.

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 leave your name and number of tickets you will need. Feel free to leave your phone number as well. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night after 3:30 PM. These tickets will 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.

Start planning now for the 13th Annual Eastern Swing, Tuesday night, June 11 to Sunday night, June 16.

13th ANNUAL USAC EASTERN STORM

Tuesday, June 11 Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Wednesday, June 12 Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport, NJ www.bpspeedway.com

Thursday, June 13 BAPS Speedway, York Haven, PA www.bapsmotorspeedway.com

Saturday, June 15 Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA

Sunday, June 16 Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule

Tuesday, June 11 USAC Non-Wing Sprints 40 laps & 358 Modifieds Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win!

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

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets 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

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 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.

 

 

 

URC GUNN MEMORIAL FOR 360 SPRINT CARS THIS SATURDAY; LIMITED LATE MODELS, PRO STOCKS, & ROADRUNNERS ROUND OUT HOLIDAY RACING PROGRAM

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 39th annual Insinger Performance/ Sunoco Race Fuels Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 25, sanctioned by the United Racing Club.

The Gunn Memorial will feature a 30-lap race between the traveling URC 360 sprint cars and the track’s weekly 358-360 sprint cars. The race will pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start.

Joining the 360 sprint cars on the racing card will be the limited late models in a 30-lap championship paying $1,500 to win and $150 to start. The limited late model rules in effect for this race include 358 cubic inch maximum engines and Hoosier (1300 or harder) or American Racer (44 or harder) tires. The limited late model weight rule will be 2,350 pounds with driver.

Both the 360 sprint cars and limited late models will use group time trials and heat races as the qualifying format.

The pro stocks and roadrunners will compete in 15- and 12-lap features, respectively.

Co-hosts Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa of the popular MotorTrend Network show HOT ROD Garage have rescheduled the taping of a new episode featuring dirt track racing during this Saturday’s program. Angelo will compete in the speedway’s roadrunner division.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 5 p.m.

The tribute race is run each year to honor the memory of the late race track promoter Jack Gunn, who operated Selinsgrove, Williams Grove, Penn National, and Hagerstown Speedways during his career and brought mid-state dirt track racing to national prominence in the 1970’s. Gunn was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (Knoxville, Iowa) in 1990.

Some of the biggest names in sprint car racing have won the prestigious Jack Gunn Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway. Lynn Paxton of Dillsburg; Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind.; Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D., are a few of the drivers who have won the race as a 410 sprint car event. In the track’s modern era, TJ Stutts of Liverpool, Chad Layton of Harrisburg, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove, and Dave Calaman of Carlisle took wins as a 358 sprint car race.

The Gunn Memorial became a URC-sanctioned challenge race between 358 and 360 sprint car drivers in 2006, when Heimbach took the victory as well as in the 2008 and 2012 editions of the race. Calaman (2007); Trevor Lewis of Upper Black Eddy (2009, 2010); Shane Stewart of Indianapolis, Ind. (2011); JJ Grasso of Pedricktown, N.J. (2013); Aaron Ott of East Berlin (2014); Mark Smith of Sunbury (2015, 2016); and two-time defending winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., have also won the Gunn Memorial as a URC-sanctioned event.

The Middleburg IGA is sponsoring the Gunn Memorial championship trophy.

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, May 24. 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.

2019 Jack Gunn Memorial 360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,500 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $600 5) $575 6) $550 7) $525 8) $500 9) $475 10) $450 11) $425 12) $400 13) $350 14) $300 15) $275 16-24) $250 TOW: $75 Limited Late Model Championship: 1) $1,500 2) $700 3) $500 4) $400 5) $375 6) $350 7) $325 8) $300 9) $275 10) $250 11) $225 12) $215 13) $200 14) $185 15) $175 16-24) $150 TOW: $30 Admission for May 25, 2019: Adult General Admission: $15; Students (12-17 with ID) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Set for Weikert Memorial Weekend

By Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, PA- Mark it down on your calendars as the 2019 Bob Weikert Memorial race weekend over the Memorial Day Holiday on May 25th & May 26th will again be “bigger and better than ever” at the Port Royal Speedway.

For the first time, both Saturday night and Sunday night will pay $10,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint car main event. But, on top of that, the super late models will battle it out both nights with $5,000 going to each night’s feature winner. The start time for both Saturday and Sunday will be 7:00pm.

Last year saw Lucas Wolfe pick up the Weikert Memorial championship for the second consecutive season and the sought after Steer trophy. Rick Eckert is the defending winner for the Super Late Models.

The Speedway will also pay $500 to start both nights and the Super Late Models will pay $400 to start both nights.

Mamma’s Pizza of Wellsville will be offering a total of $125 each night to both divisions for a hard luck driver of their choice as well.

Be sure to join us and MRN Radio’s Winged Nation will also be broadcasting live each night at 5pm EST until 6pm at the Stage behind the Grandstands. Fans at the Speedway can watch as their favorite drivers and personalities are interviewed and those at home can tune in on the Winged Nation and Speedshift TV Facebook pages or listen at www.WingedNation.com.

There will be live music from the band Swamp Root on Saturday from 2-5pm in the Commercial Building and a tailgating contest in the camping area both days.

Fans will also be able to participate in the 1st Annual Weikert’s Livestock Cornhole Classic on Sunday starting at 11am. Registration for the team event will start at 9am and end at 10:30am. It will be double elimination and cost is $30/team. The event is BYOB- Meaning Bring Your Own Beverages and Bring Your own Bags. House Bags can be supplied and bags are not to include corn. The payout will be no less than 80% of entry fees to the top 3 finishing teams

Should both Saturday and Sunday be cancelled due to rain, a Monday rain date will be utilized with the starting time at 2:00pm.

For all the latest news and information, be sure to visit www.portroyalspeedway.com and stay connected via Twitter@portroyalspdway and facebook @ portroyalspeedway.

MAY 25 – FALLEN HEROES CHAMPIONSHIPS 410 SPRINTS $10,000 & LATE MODELS $5,000 7PM GENERAL $30, STUDENTS $10 PITS $40 – All gates 4:00pm

MAY 26 – WEIKERT MEMORIAL 410 SPRINTS $10,000 & LATE MODELS $5,000 7PM GENERAL $30, STUDENTS $10 PITS $40 – All gates 4:00pm YORK COUNTY RACING CLUB NIGHT

Monday is a Rain Date- ONLY IF BOTH DAYS GET RAINED OUT- Please Highlight Both Division Payouts (We want to Make Sure Both Get Equal Treatment)

 

 

Williams Grove Presents Lynn Paxton Tribute Paying $4,771 To Win Friday

Special event slated for holiday weekend May 24, 358 sprints also race

5/19/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will honor one of its most historic drivers with the Lynn Paxton Tribute race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsored by Planet Fitness, gates for the event will open at 5:30 pm.

The HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint cars are also on the racing card.

Adult general admission for the show 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 25-lap Lynn Paxton Tribute for the sprint cars will pay $4,771 to win, in honor of two of Paxton’s most iconic rides in the 1970’s and 1980’s, the Boops Aluminum Special No. 1 and the Al Hamilton Contracting No. 77 sprint cars.

Time trials will set the heat starting grids for the sprint cars with $300 up for grabs to set fast time as posted by Fast Tees Screenprinting.

The event for the sprint cars will be the second race of the season in the 2019 Diamond Series.

Lynn Paxton of Dillsburg is a three-time Williams Grove Speedway track champion that at one time held the distinction of being the winningest driver in the history of the speedway.

Paxton scored the prestigious Williams Grove National Open twice in his career, in 1982 and in 1983.

At the height of his career upon claiming the 1983 event, the prolific pilot announced his immediate retirement from the sport at age 39, in victory lane.

The veteran will meet and greet fans in the infield of the speedway on Friday night from 6 – 7 pm where a live Facebook broadcast will also take place during the same time on BeerHill Gang TV.

Other notable guests slated to appear include Paxton car owner Al Hamilton and Paxton mechanic Dave Brown Sr.

Several restored Lynn Paxton sprint cars will also be on display for the special event.

Fireworks will also be part of the special holiday weekend racing program.

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

 

 

 

ECKERT MAKES LATE-RACE PASS FOR $11,000 RON KEISTER MEMORIAL VICTORY;
WALTER SCORES FIRST CAREER SPRINT CAR WIN; BACHMAN CAPS NIGHT WITH PRO STOCK CHECKERS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. Mason Ziegler of Chalk Hill looked like he was going to make his four hour tow payoff in a big way Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway but it was Rick Eckert of York who made a late-race pass on the 49th of 52 laps to take the win and $11,000 that was posted for the Ron Keister Memorial for super late models.

Keister, a rookie driver who was killed in April of 1976, was honored by the speedway and his family.

The victory was Eckert’s seventh career at the famed Snyder County half-mile oval.

Michael Walter of Selinsgrove scored his first career 360 sprint car win in the 25-lap feature that was worth $2,000.

Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove capped off the night with his second win of the season in the 15-lap pro stock feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway returns to action at 7 p.m. next Saturday, May 25th, with the United Racing Club Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars along with limited late models, pro stocks and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Starting on the pole in what was his first ever race at Selinsgrove Speedway, Mason Ziegler slid underneath Coleby Frye for the early lead in the late model race. The pair were followed by Rick Eckert, Randy Christine Jr. and Kyle Hardy.

In the early laps, Eckert got by Frye as Hardy followed. By lap 10 Ziegler had run into traffic and Eckert drew to his rear bumper. Hardy and Greg Satterlee soon joined the front runners.

Ziegler continued to slice through traffic while Eckert, a former World of Outlaw Champion stayed in contact but did not pressure him. Satterlee got by Hardy for third and was soon tracking down Eckert.

With the first 41 laps run without a caution, a planned competition yellow was thrown to allow for an 11 lap shootout in honor of Keister’s former car number.

The cars restarted using the Delaware restart with Ziegler choosing the bottom lane. As Ziegler took off, Dylan Yoder used the restart to drive into third. Eckert stayed glued to Ziegler’s bumper and tried to test him high but on the 49th lap Ziegler came off the fourth turn high. Eckert drove low and into the lead.

Almost immediately the caution came out as Jeff Rine, Ken Moreland, Jim Yoder and Shaun Jones got together in the third turn.

After a lengthy caution because a bumper got caught in the guardrail the race resumed for a green-white-checkered showdown.

Eckert checked out winning by .448 seconds over Ziegler, Yoder, Satterlee and Jared Miley.

Late model heats went to Ziegler, Alex Feree, Eckert and Frye. The B-Mains were won by Kenny Trevitz and Gene Knaub. Satterlee set fast time of 19.355 seconds over the 36-car field.

Mallie Schuster rocketed into the sprint car lead from the pole position. He was followed by Derek Locke, Michael Walter, Jason Shultz and Kyle Reinhardt.

Locke took the lead on the next go around and the race was cautioned on lap three for a spin by Dave McGough and Jim Schuster.

Walter, Schuster, and Shultz raced the next lap three wide before Walter grabbed second and Schultz settled into third.

Shultz running low and Walter racing high in a side by side race allowed Locke to open a lead by over four seconds when he slowed and pulled off the track on lap 19.

“I saw him go low and pull in.” Walter said. “My engine was getting hot and I was hoping it would hold up just a few more laps. We’ve tried and failed so many times it feels great to win this one.”

Walter was followed by Shultz, Layton, Reinhardt and Mallie Schuster.

The win was Walter’s first at the speedway after starting his career on the 1/5th mile inner oval and the third generation of his family to race at the speedway.

Sprint car heats were won by Locke and Layton

Shaun Lawton blasted to the front of the pro stock feature followed by Kyle Bachman, Brandon Moser, AJ Hoffman and Tommy Dawson.

Bachman pulled even with Lawton and the pair ran side by side until lap eight when Bachman inched into the lead.

A last lap caution for Dawson and Wayne Shaffer bunched the field on Bachman’s rear but the defending track champion won his second race of the season over Moser, Lawton, Hoffman and AJ Stroup.

Kyle Bachman and Brandon Moser won the pro stock heats.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 18 May 2019
360 Sprints – 13 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 33W Michael Walter ($2,000) 2) 29 Jason Shultz 3) 35 Chad Layton 4) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 5) 49 Malle Shuster 6) 66 Ryan Kissinger 7) 99K Cody Keller 8) 4 Jimmy Stitzel 9) 669 Brandon McGough 10) 77 Derek Locke 11) 07 Curt Stroup 12) 1 Jake Hummel 13) 11 Jim Shuster
Heat Winners: Derek Locke, Chad Layton
Late Models – 36 Entries
52-Lap Ron Keister Memorial A-Main: 1) 0 Rick Eckert ($11,000) 2) 25 Mason Zeigler 3) 24 Dylan Yoder 4) 22S Gregg Satterlee 5) 10M Jared Miley 6) 36V Kyle Hardy 7) 76 Andy Haus 8) 7 Ross Robinson 9) 22R Russ Erwin 10) 2T Kyle Lee 11) 1 Gene Knaub 12) 9 Hayes Mattern 13) 22 Brett Schadel 14) 61 Ken Trevitz 15) 32 Shaun Jones 16) F1 Coleby Frye 17) 2J Jeff Rine 18) 27 Jim Yoder 19) 24M Kenny Moreland 20) 6 Donnie Schick 21) 4S Danny Snyder 22) 4W Amanda Whaley 23) 66C Matt Cosney 24) 74 Randy Christine 25) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 26) 4 Alex Ferree
Heat Winners: Mason Zeigler, Alex Ferree, Rick Eckert, Coleby Frye
B-Main Winners: Ken Trevitz, Gene Knaub
Time Trials: 1) 22 Gregg Satterlee 19.355 2) 25 Mason Zeigler 19.373 3) 9 Hayes Mattern 19.420 4) 2J Jeff Rine 19.526 5) 0 Rick Eckert 19.548 6) 3 Tim Wilson 19.623 7) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.684 8) 32 Shaun Miller 19.782 9) 43A Tyler Bare 19.851 10) 36V Kyle Hardy 19.871 11) 4S Danny Snyder 19.907 12) 22 Brett Schadel 19.917 13) 10 Jared Miley 19.920 14) 66C Matt Cosner 19.950 15) 76 Andy Haus 19.997 16) 74 Randy Christine 20.007 17) 27 Jim Yoder 20.021 18) 4 Alex Ferree 20.024 19) 1 Gene Knaub 20.035 20) 10 Dave Stamm 20.054 21) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 20.098 22) 24M Kenny Moreland 20.199 23) 17 Nick Dickson 20.208 24) 7 Ross Robinson 20.234 25) 2 Dan Stone 20.255 26) 6 Donnie Schick 20.357 27) F1 Coleby Frye 20.360 28) 115 Shaun Miller 20.447 29) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.468 30) 4W Amanda Whaley 20.524 31) 2T Kyle Lee 20.568 32) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 20.605 33) 22R Russ Erwin 20.638 34) 99Z Dave Zona 21.062 35) 59 Chad Jones 21.146 36) 14 Bill Conrad 22.897
Pro Stock – 11 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 99B Kyle Bachman 2) 8M Brandon Moser 3) 92 Shaun Lawton 4) AJ Stroup 5) Lori Croop 6) AJ Hoffman 7) 00 Cory Long 8) 89 John Schoch 9) 16 Tommy Dawson 10) 86 Wayne Shaffer 11) 85 Terry Lauver
Heat Winners: Kyle Bachman, Brandon Moser

 

 

Dewease Wins Grove 95th Over Outlaws In Impressive Style, Nets 17K For Victory

5/18/19

Mechanicsburg – Pennsylvania driver Lance Dewease drove by World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz not once, but twice, on Saturday night to score the $17,000 Morgan Cup title for the 95th victory of his career at Williams Grove Speedway.

First, Dewease drove by Schatz in the six-lap dash to earn the pole for the main event by driving away and then in the 30-lap feature, after Schatz got the early lead, the Fayetteville flyer repeated the feat to get the win.

Schatz was leading over Dewease and Danny Dietrich on the second tour when the only caution flag of the race unfurled for a slowing Logan Schuchart.

Schatz chose the outside lane for the double file restart and again pulled out in front of Dewease when action resumed.

But Dewease was able to prevent Schatz from getting too far out in front, keeping him in sight so that when the leader ran up on the rear of the field beginning on lap 10, he was able to quickly close the distance.

From laps 10 through 14 Schatz had the rear of the field just in front of him, in essence bunching up the leaders with Dietrich still in third after having lost the spot to Daryn Pittman only to reclaim it.

Schatz officially began lapping cars on the 15th tour and that’s when Dewease rode his lowside money lane into control as the pair raced out of the fourth corner.

With 10 laps to go, Dewease had a 2.416 second lead as he worked through traffic flawlessly.

Schatz did seem to gain momentum during the final five circuits as he took one second off of Dewease’s advantage before the finish, to cross the line 1.251 seconds behind.

“It normally takes five or six laps for it to get going really good,” Dewease said of his car.

“I thought we’d be alright if I could get in front of him (Schatz).

Dewease’s 84-year old mechanic Dave Brown Sr. remarked on the car’s performance and its performer.

“The car was working pretty good tonight. It’s not quite there but it’s pretty good,” he said.

“He’s amazing,” Brown said of driver Dewease.

“He doesn’t spin the wheels and he’s so smooth. I couldn’t ask for anybody any better, I can tell you that.”

Dietrich ended up third followed by Pittman and Freddie Rahmer.

Sixth through 10th went to Kraig Kinser, 24th starter Giovanni Scelzi, Brent Marks, David Gravel and Jacob Allan.

Heats went to Dewease, Dietrich, Rahmer and Schatz with Scelzi winning the C Main and Carson Macedo taking the B Main.

Dewease won the dash to earn the pole for the feature.

Kraig Kinser set fast time over the 38 car field with a lap of 19.334 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

5/18/19

410 sprints, 30 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Daryn Pittman, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Kraig Kinser, 7. Giovanni Scelzi, 8. Brent Marks, 9. David Gravel, 10. Jacob Allen, 11. Shane Stewart, 12. Kerry Madsen, 13. Lucas Wolfe, 14. Brad Sweet, 15. Ryan Smith, 16. Cory Haas, 17. Ian Madsen, 18. Anthony Macri, 19. Brian Montieth, 20. Logan Schuchart, 21. Dylan Cisney, 22. Chad Trout, 23. Carson Macedo, 24. Cory Eliason, 25. Steve Buckwalter, 26. Brock Zearfoss

DNQ: Brett Michalski, Sheldon Haudenschild, Troy Fraker, Kody Lehman, Landon Myers, Dave Blaney, Adrian Shaffer, Parker Price Miller, TJ Stutts, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Landon Myers, Tim Shaffer,

 

 

Gravel Overtakes Pittman For Williams Grove World Of Outlaws Win Friday

5/17/19

Mechanicsburg – David Gravel powered under Daryn Pittman in the first and second turns to score the World of Outlaws sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

The win was worth $8,000 for Gravel aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 machine. It was the fifth victory of the Connecticut driver’s career at the oval.

Gravel started the 25-lap feature on the pole but it was Oklahoma’s Pittman aboard the Roth Motorsports entry who took the lead when the race began with Gravel and Danny Dietrich giving chase.

Gravel and Dietrich kept pace with the leader during the first 10 laps of the race so when Pittman entered the rear of the field on the 12th circuit, they were in the hunt for the lead.

Dietrich had actually gotten around Gravel for second by the time the race got to traffic but Gravel was back in second and ready to challenge for the win as Pittman began working the backmarkers.

Gravel drove low across the first corner at the halfway point to snare control but before he could get settled into command the only caution flag of the race unfurled with eight laps to go for a stopped Jason Sides.

Prior to the yellow flag, 10th starter Lance Dewease was making haste through the field and was up to fifth but with the field sorted out and single file for the return to green, he fell back one spot before the finish.

Dietrich worked his way by Pittman with six laps to go by zipping the top lane but he failed to mount a challenge for the victory.

Instead, Gravel motored to a 1.518 second lead with Dietrich, Pittman, Shane Stewart and Tim Shaffer in tow.

Sixth through 10th went to Dewease, Giovanni Scelzi, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and Chad Trout.

“I think i need to move to PA ‘cuz this state treats me well,” winner Gravel said after taking the checkers.

“I was able to find the bottom in one and two and could run anywhere in three and four."

Dewease set overall quick time on the 40-car field with a lap of 16.761 seconds, an average speed of 109.970 mph.

Heats went to Gravel, Scelzi, Shaffer and Dietrich.

Lucas Wolfe won the C Main with Cory Haas taking the B Main.

Gavel earned the pole for the main by winning the dash race.

The World of Outlaws series returns to Williams Grove on Saturday night, May 18 for a $17,000 to win, 30-lap main event run as The Morgan Cup.

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

5/17/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. David Gravel, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Daryn Pittman, 4. Shane Stewart, 5. Tim Shaffer, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Giovanni Scelzi, 8. Donny Schatz, 9. Brad Sweet, 10. Chad Trout, 11. Ian Madsen, 12. Logan Schuchart, 13. Ryan Smith, 14. Freddie Rahmer, 15. Jacob Allen, 16. Brent Marks, 17. Kerry Madsen, 18. Anthony Macri, 19. Brian Montieth, 20. Carson Macedo, 21. Dylan Cisney, 22. Cory Haas, 23. Parker Price Miller, 24. Lucas Wolfe, 25. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 26. TJ Stutts, 27. Jason Sides

DNQ: Kyle Moody, Brett Michals, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser, Robbie Kendall, Steve Buckwalter, Troy Fraker, Kody Lehman, Landon Myers, Dave Blaney, Adrian Shaffer, Brock Zearfoss, Cory Eliason,

 

 

Saturday, May 15, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Lance Dewease Wins One for Team Posse with Gettysburg Clash Win

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, May 25, 2018 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends (ARCH Night)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints [Regular Show + Make-up Feature from May 4] + Wingless Super Sportsman

Saturday, June 8, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 360/358 Sprint Car Challenge + York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races

Abbottstown, PA (May 15, 2019) – With the sun shining on a Wednesday evening, 43 cars signed into the pits for the $10,000 to win Gettysburg Clash. Wednesday marked the World of Outlaws’ first visit to Central PA in 2019 and leading up to the race the Posse vs. the Outlaws narrative was alive and well.

As Lance Dewease climbed out of his car in victory lane after the 35-lap feature, chants of “Posse” could be heard loud and clear. Despite starting on the pole of the dash, Lance finished second to David Gravel. The two shared the front row of the main event with Gravel getting the lead when the green flag dropped.

Daryn Pittman nearly got by Dewease for second but Dewease held the spot. Brad Sweet went to work Tim Shaffer for the fourth spot and tried the low side in 3 and 4 but couldn’t take the position.

Dewease started to reel Gravel in with some good runs coming off of turn 2, but every time Dewease would get close, Gravel managed create more distance between the two.

Gravel and Dewease hit lapped traffic on lap 7. As the leaders worked their way around lapped cars, Gravel was able to keep Dewease at bay. On lap 12 it looked like Dewease was closing in on Gravel, but again Gravel pulled away.

Dewease had Gravel’s lead down to under a second on lap 16. Both Dewease and Gravel went to the bottom in turns 1 and 2 on lap 18 with Dewease coming out with the lead. Dewease created distance between Gravel right away, but Gravel caught up to him in lapped traffic.

Just like when Gravel would pull away when Dewease got close, Dewease did the same to Gravel after he caught him battling lapped cars. Dewease had his lead up to over a second with 10 laps to go.

The first caution came out on lap 28 for Pittman when he got turned around in turn 3. Pittman was running third when he brought out the caution and was able to rejoin the field.

With under 10 laps remaining, Dewease led the field to the cone for a single file restart. Gravel was right on Dewease’s bumper on the restart but Dewease held him off. Ryan Smith got around Lucas Wolfe for fourth.

Lap 29 saw the second caution of the race as Brian Montieth, Shaffer and Brandon Rahmer got caught up in turns 3 and 4. Montieth rejoined the field.

This time Dewease got a good jump on the restart. Smith also had a solid restart and got around Gravel for second riding the top of turns 3 and 4.

With clean air Dewease was glued to the bottom of the track in the turns and was separating himself from the rest of the field as Smith was rim ridding the corners to try and catch him.

Dewease had over a second lead with two laps to go and beat Smith to the checkered flag by 1.677 seconds. Gravel held onto third. Brad Sweet crossed the line fourth and Shane Stewart completed the top five.

Donny Schatz was the hard charger. After using a provisional to start 25th, Schatz finished the night 11th.

Schatz, the current point leader of the World of Outlaws and Alan Krimes, the current point leader at Lincoln, each had to use a provisional to compete in the A-main. It is also worth noting that last year’s Gettysburg Clash winner, Freddie Rahmer, failed to qualify for the main event. Rahmer won the C-main and finished 11th in the B-main.

Heat winners were Brad Sweet, Lance Dewease, David Gravel and Tim Shaffer.

This Saturday, May 18, Lincoln Speedway will be dark. The following Saturday, May 25, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the 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.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, May 15, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash (35 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease ($10,000); 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 41-David Gravel; 4. 49-Brad Sweet; 5. 5-Shane Stewart; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 7. 18-Ian Madsen; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 11. 15-Donny Schatz; 12. 19M-Landon Myers; 13. 87-Alan Krimes; 14. 39M-Anhtony Macri; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 19-Brent Marks; 17. 39-Cory Haas; 18. 1X-Chad Trout; 19. 2-Carson Macedo; 20. 99-Kyle Moody; 21. 21-Brian Montieth; 22. 83-Daryn Pittman; 23. 11-T.J. Stutts; 24. 59-Jim Siegel; 25. 71-Giovanni Scelzi; 26. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 27. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 28. 48-Danny Dietrich

Lap Leaders – David Gravel (1-18) & Brian Montieth (19-35)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet; 2. 18-Ian Madsen; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 39-Cory Haas; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi; 8. 15X-Adam Wilt; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 5. 19M-Landon Myers; 6. 11-T.J. Stutts; 7. 15-Donny Schatz; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 91-Tony Fiore; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 41-David Gravel; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 5-Shane Stewart; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 2-Carson Macedo; 9. 90-Jordan Givler; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 11. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 19-Brent Marks; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 8. 7S-Jason Sides; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski

410 C-Main (10 laps) 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 15X-Adam Wilt; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney; 8. 90-Jordan Givler; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 91-Tony Fiore; 11. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 B-Main (12 laps) 1. 11-T.J. Stutts; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 15-Donny Schatz; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild; 7. 2-Carson Macedo; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwaler; 13. 7S-Jason Sides; 14. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF)

Dash (6 laps) 1. 41-David Gravel; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman; 5. 49-Brad Sweet; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 7. 18-Ian Madsen; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen

410 Sprint Time Trial Results

Flight A 1. 49-Brad Sweet 13.116*; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease 13.129; 3. 18-Ian Madsen 13.347; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe 13.413; 5. 21-Brian Montieth 13.431; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.441; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser 13.455; 8. 19M-Landon Myers 13.473; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.493; 10. 11-T.J. Stutts 13.494; 11. 39-Cory Haas 13.515; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild 13.540; 13. 71-Giovanni Scelzi 13.545; 14. 15-Donny Schatz 13.572; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall 13.577; 16. 59-Jim Siegel 13.649; 17. 15X-Adam Wilt 13.672; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart 13.683; 19. 98H-Dave Blaney 13.688; 20. 70-Brock Zearfoss 13.691; 21. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 13.971; 22. 91-Tony Fiore 18.514

Flight B 1. 41-David Gravel 13.349; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer 13.490; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman 13.556; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen 13.607; 5. 1X-Chad Trout 13.628; 6. 72-Ryan Smith 13.629; 7. 99-Kyle Moody 13.644; 8. 75-Chase Dietz 13.651; 9. 87-Alan Krimes 13.662; 10. 19-Brent Marks 13.688; 11. 39M-Anthony Macri 13.694; 12. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.699; 13. 2-Carson Macedo 13.808; 14. 7S-Jason Sides 13.810; 15. 5-Shane Stewart 13.837; 16. 17B-Steve Buckwalter 13.949; 17. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.971; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi 13.995; 19. 90-Jordan Givler 14.290; 20. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.398; 21. 27G-Jay Galloway 14.427

*Overall fast time

 

 

COMING UP NEXT AT BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY...

BAPS Motor Speedway presents Tyson Fence Co. Night, this Saturday, May 18th!

Super Sportsman | PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints | MJR Equipment.com Street Stock 30 | Extreme Stocks (Feature Only, Show Up Points)

Arrive early to check out Brian, Will and Andrew Walls' Street Stocks from 4-6PM. During that time, be sure to catch a glimpse of the EIGHT bikes that the Walls family donated for BAPS to give away during intermission!

Every child entering by general admission or pit admission will be given a set of tickets so that they can choose to enter the raffle for the bike of their choice. During intermission, the numbers will be drawn and eight bikes will be given away!

BAPS Motor Speedway is celebrating National Police Week (May 12-18) this Saturday, May 18, by inviting a few officers from the Newberry Township Police to meet and greet race fans from 6-9PM in the common area. Sgt. Barkley, the robot police dog, will be on hand during intermission!

Sat., May 18, 2019
Tyson Fence Night
Gates: 4PM, Grandstands: 5PM
Racing: 7PM
General Admission: $14
Seniors: $12, Students: $5
12 & Under: FREE!
Pit Admission $30

 

Williams Grove Set For Outlaws Invasion May 17 & 18

5/12/19

Mechanicsburg Williams Grove Speedway will host the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on two nights, coming up this Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm, presented by H & N Landscaping.

Friday’s racing will feature the World of Outlaws Sprint Car stars in a full program including a 25-lap main paying $8,000 to win.

Saturday’s program that includes the Morgan Cup will include a 30-lap main that pays $12,000 to win to go along with another $5,000 for Morgan Cup bragging rights

Fireworks will be part of both shows.

Adult general admission each night is $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $15. Gates will open for both shows at 5:30 pm.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The Morgan Cup will be taken possession of at the conclusion of Saturday’s main event, going to the defacto home of whichever group of drivers can lay claim to the event victor, whether it be an outlaw driver or a member of the Pennsylvania Posse.

The cup and laurels are bestowed each season in honor of late, former speedway owner Mr. Morgan Hughes.

A premier residential and commercial landscaping company in the region, H & N Landscaping will present the entire weekend of World of Outlaws/Pennsylvania Posse racing action.

H & N Landscaping, located at 675 Williams Grove Road in Mechanicsburg, has been serving the region for over 35 years.

Contact H & N at 717.697.2908 or by visiting them on the web at www.handnlandscapingllc.com.

Coming into the May outlaws/posse match up at Williams Grove, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz leads outlaws points over Californian Brad Sweet.

At Williams Grove Speedway, Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg tops the point chart.

Winners with the outlaws this year despite numerous rain outs have been Sweet, Schatz, Daryn Pittman, David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart, Ian Madsen, Aaron Reutzel and Tim Shaffer.

With just three programs having been completed at Williams Grove to date this year, winners have been Lucas Wolfe, Dietrich and Lance Dewease who just won a tune up for the outlaws shows on May 10.

Both May dates for the outlaws fell victim to rain in 2018.

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

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY BATTLES ANOTHER RAINY WEEKEND: SHULTZ, SCHADEL, MOSER & JONES TAKE CHECKERED FLAGS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Jason Shultz of Carlisle won the 25-lap 360 sprint car feature from the 16th starting spot at Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night. The victory was Shultz’s second of the season and 20th career at the Snyder County half-mile oval.

Brett Schadel of Herndon was victorious in the 25-lap late model race. It was Schadel’s third career win in a super late model at the speedway. Both Shultz and Schadel received the top prize of $2000 for their victories.

Brandon Moser of Middleburg won the 15-lap pro stock race, while Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek took the 12-lap roadrunner nightcap.

The Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action at 7 p.m. next Saturday May 18, when the super late models will race 52 laps in the Ron Keister Memorial paying $11,000 to win out of the huge $40,000 purse. The 360 sprint cars and pro stocks will also be in action. All track gates will open at 4 p.m.

For the second week in a row a shower started as the sprint cars were pushed to the speedway. The cars returned to the pits as it showered harder. Like they did last week the track crew went right to work and saved the track.

Mark Smith split the front row starters to rocket to the front of the sprint car feature followed by Cody Keller, Kyle Reinhardt, Derek Locke and Michael Walter. Curt Stoup brought out the caution on lap eight when he slowed on the speedway.

Reinhardt got a great restart and took second from Keller but the field was again slowed on lap 11 when Ryan Kissinger and Locke stopped on the track.

The restart saw Jason Shultz get by Keller and immediately pressure Reinhardt. Shultz moved into second one lap later and started to track down Smith. “We really got a good start on the second one.” Shultz stated. “We could go high or low.”

Smith looked unbeatable but in the final laps a puff of smoke ended Smith’s evening as he stopped on the back stretch handing the lead to Shultz. Shultz led the final circuit winning by .495 seconds over Reinhardt, Keller Chad Layton and Walter.

“When I saw the smoke coming out of Mark’s car I knew it was not good. I just wanted to be in a different lane in case something happened.” Shultz said. “It’s too bad for Mark but we’ll take it.”

Sprint car heats were won by Chad Layton and Cody Keller.

Donnie Schick led Brett Schadel into the first turn at the start of the late model feature. The pair were followed by Jim Yoder, Bryan Bernheisel, Jeff Rine and Colby Frye.

Schadel passed Schick on lap four for the lead and Bernheisel followed into the runner up spot.

“Randy (Keister) guessed right and put on a soft tire.” Schadel said. “We knew Colby (Frye) and (Jeff) Rine would go a little harder. We wanted to get the lead early and try to hold them off.”

A lap nine restart gave Rine a shot at Bernheisel which he used to grab second. Frye soon followed into third. Frye and Rine entertained the fans with some high speed cat and mouse as Schadel continued to lead.

Frye and Rine raced lap 20 side by side before Frye grabbed second. A lap later Rine was back underneath but Frye used a lapped car as a pick to maintain second.

The battle for second played into Schadel’s hands as he rolled to .84 second win.

“By lap nine our right rear tire was shot.” Schadel continued. “I used the cushion to turn the car. The track was great tonight.”

Following Schadel and Rine were Ross Robinson, Bernheisel and Randy Christine.

Late model heats went to Hayes Mattern, Yoder and Bernheisel.

Lori Croop took the pro stock feature lead from the pole position and was followed by Shaun Lawton, John Troxell, Tommy Dawson and Brandon Moser. By the third lap, Lawton had taken the lead with Moser on his tail.

Making his first start of the season AJ Hoffman was soon in third and joined the battle for the lead. As Hoffman and Moser traded slide jobs, Lawton opened the lead. Once Hoffman was clear of Moser he quickly tracked down Lawton when the yellow came out on lap 10.

Hoffman used the restart and the high side of the speedway to take the lead. One lap later, Moser followed into the runner up spot. Moser tested Hoffman and found some grip coming off the second turn. He shot around Hoffman going into the third turn and came off the fourth turn with the lead and the win. Hoffman, Lawton, Kyle Bachman and Cory Long rounded out the top five.

Dawson and Moser won the pro stock heats.

Jake Jones took the lead on the final lap over Will Brunson to win the roadrunner feature. Curtis Lawton, Jason Zook and Bob Bussey rounded out the top five. Jones had also won last night in a kart on the inner Selinsgrove Raceway Park oval.

Curtis Lawton and Jason Zook won the roadrunner heats.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 11 May 2019 360 Sprints – 17 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 29 Jason Shultz 2) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 3) 99 Cody Keller 4) 35 Chad Layton 5) 33 Michael Walter 6) 49 Mallie Shuster 7) 1Q Thomas Radivoy 8) 23 Lance Moss 9) 11 Jim Shuster 10) M1 Mark Smith 11) 6 Tyler Denochick 12) 1 Jake Hummel 13) 77 Derek Locke 14) 66 Ryan Kissinger 15) 5N Brian Nornhold 16) 07 Curt Stroup 17) 19 Curt Womer Heat Winners: Chad Layton, Cody Keller Late Models - 24 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 22 Brett Schadel 2) F1 Coleby Frye 3) 2J Jeff Rine 4) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 5) 74 Randy Christine 6) 7 Ross Robinson 7) 27 Jim Yoder 8) 9 Hayes Mattern 9) 4s Danny Snyder 10) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 11) 171 Jim Bernheisel 12) 2Y Andrew Yoder 13) 000 Paul Cursey 14) 7M Meade Hahn 15) 31 Denny Superko 16) 10 Dave Stamm 17) 6 Donnie Schick 18) 2 Dan Stone 19) 61 Ken Trevitz 20) 11B Jake Buck 21) 14 Bill Conrad 22) 6B Bob Bussey 23) 63 Nathan Long 24) 7 Dick Houtz (DNQ) Heat Winners: Hayes Mattern, Jim Yoder, Bryan Bernheisel Pro Stocks – 15 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 8M Brandon Moser 2) 6C AJ Hoffman 3) 92 Shaun Lawton 4) 99B Kyle Bachman 5) 00 Cory Long 6) 94 Brad Myers 7) 89 John Schoch 8) 55 Lori Croop 9) 86 Wayne Shaffer 10) 1 Ray Rothfuss 11) 17J Walt Peters 12) 14 Ryan Leister 13) 77T John Troxell 14) 16 Tommy Dawson 15) 81 Tom Beers Heat Winners: Tommy Dawson, Brandon Moser Roadrunners –17 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 7 Jake Jones 2) 8 Will Brunson 3) 33 Curtis Lawton 4) 28Z Jason Zook 5) 76 Bob Bussey 6) 992 Terry Kramer 7) 1 Smith Cope 8) 32 Ken Schreffler 9) 12 Tom Underwood 10) 60 Jimmy Kessler 11) 42 Josh Bender 12) 28M Miranda Minium 13) 28 Nick Decker 14) 15 Hunter Shelley 15) 14 Corey Lindermoth 16) 43 Zack Knepp 17) 3 Tom Brunson Heat Winners: Curtis Lawton, Jason Zook

 

Jeff Miller Picks Up First Ever Weikerts Livestock 410 Feature on Rainy Night

By Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- They say the first one is the sweetest! Jeff Miller held off a hard charging Lucas Wolfe and Mother Nature to pick up his first career Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory in his rookie season Saturday night at 'The Speed Palace'.

"I started racing go-carts when I was five and this is what I always wanted to do. I can’t believe it happened this early," said an excited Miller in victory lane.

With rains in the forecast, Speedway officials moved up the start time an hour early for Bobby Rahal Toyota of Lewistown Ladies Night. And throughout the night rain would spit from the sky, threatening to cancel the final track time for the cars prior to the Weikert Memorial in two-weeks.

However after persistent effort and the track and teams moving the program along, Justin Whittal and Miller would lead the 410's to the green for an all Rookie front row. Whittal jumped out to the early lead over Jared Esh, but racing action was halted when Dustin Baney got upside down in turns 1 and 2 before ever completing a lap.

When racing activity returned, Whittal once again jumped out to the lead, this time with Miller in tow and Esh in third.

As Whittal was stretching his lead, Dylan Cisney was an early mover, sliding into 4th on lap 5. One lap later, Miller would take the lead, powering under Whittal down the front stretch and taking the point at the flagstand.

"After warmups, I really didn’t have a clue what to do with the car," said Miller. "I started adjusting the wing and I think it really helped me out there."

Miller started to check out. Meanwhile on lap 9, Esh moved alongside of Whittal going down the backstretch and took the second position.

Wolfe, who started seventh in the feature, began to make his move towards the front on lap 10, cracking the top 5 and moving past Cisney for 4th a lap later.

Meanwhile, Miller hit lap traffic on lap 12. As he rode the top of the speedway, Mother Nature also began to show her muscle, as persistent drops fell from the sky.

Wolfe slid Whittal in turns 1 and 2 on lap 14 and 4 laps later used the top of the speedway coming out of turn 2 to power under Esh entering turn 3 to move into the second position.

On lap 21, Miller would struggle with passing the lap cars of Trenton Sheaffer and Adrian Shaffer, allowing Wolfe to close within a car length of him.

Both leaders cleared the lap cars and over the final 3 laps, Miller would stick to the top of the speedway while Wolfe ran a line lower in turns 1 and 2 and attempted multiple runs through the center of speedway in turns 3 and 4.

However, with a slick racing surface due to rains, Wolfe couldn't make it stick. He'd try one final time in turns 3 and 4 of the final circuit, pulling alongside Miller, however Miller powered off the top of the speedway to win his first career 410 Sprint Car victory by a margin of .292 seconds.

"We decided to do this deal this season and this is really a family thing, but we are learning every week," said Miller, who previously ran in the 305 Sprint Car ranks. "This is really a dream come true and I'm really just speechless."

Blane Heimbach finished third followed by Esh and Cisney in the top 5. Tj Stutts, track point leader Logan Wagner, Mike Wagner, Whittal and Ryan Taylor closed out the top 10.

410 Sprint Car Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Jeff Miller; 2. Lucas Wolfe; 3. Blane Heimbach; 4. Jared Esh; 5. Dylan Cisney; 6. T.J. Stutts; 7. Logan Wagner; 8. Mike Wagner; 9. Justin Whittall; 10. Ryan Taylor; 11. A.J. Flick; 12. Tyler Reeser; 13. Adrian Shaffer; 14. Joey Hershey; 15. Cory Thornton; 16. Trenton Sheaffer; 17. Tyler Bear; 18. Dustin Baney.

Super Late Models

Gene Knaub, of Dover, Pa, picked up his second career Super Late Model victory at Port Royal Speedway over Dylan Yoder in the River Valley Builders Super Late Model feature.

Tim Wilson and Dillan Stake started on the front row for the feature, with Wilson jumping out to the early lead over fourth starting Mike Lupfer and Stake.

On lap 2, Knaub would begin his march to the front, passing Stake in turns 3 and 4 for the 3rd position.

Over the next several laps, Wilson looked to be in command as he stretched his lead over Lupfer and Knaub. On lap 11, Knaub used some momemtum coming out of turn 2 to power under Lupfer for the second position on the backstretch.

However, Colton Flinner was turning heads using the extreme high-line of the speedway to move forward from his tenth starting position, cracking the top 5 on lap 11.

As Wilson attempted the pass the lap car of Scott Flickinger on lap 12, both Knaub and Lupfer were on the tail of the leader. After clearing the lap car, Knaub used the middle of turns 3 and 4 to pull alongside of Wilson and take the lead at the flagstand.

There would be no looking back for Knaub. Yoder would move into the second place on lap 20, however Knaub would take the $2000 winners share and the 25-lap checkered flag by 2.108 seconds over Yoder, Wilson, Gary Stuhler and Lupfer.

"We really struggled there in the beginning, however I'm really blessed to drive a great racecar," said Knaub of his victory. "We always look great early in the night and by feature time we just don’t have it. Just thankful to be in victory lane tonight and to beat the rain."

Flinner, Nick Dickson, Stake, Dave Zona and Austin Berry completed the top 10.

Super Late Models- 1. Gene Knaub, 2. Dylan Yoder 3. Tim Wilson 4. Gary Stuhler 5. Mike Lupfer 6. Colton Flinner 7. Nick Dickson 8. Dillan Stake 9. Dave Zona 10. Austin Berry 11. Chad Myers 12. Glenn Elliott 13. Trent Brenneman 14. Scott Flickinger (DNF) Rance Garlock, Nathan Lasalle, Andy Haus (DNS) Chros Casner

PASS 305 Sprint Cars.

Ken Duke picked up his second Penns Valley Meat Market PASS IMCA 305 Sprint Car victory of the season over Jonathon Jones in the 20 lap feature event.

Jones and Duke started on the front row, with Duke getting the lead on the start. Racing action would be slowed when Dave Grube slowed to a stop on the speedway on lap 3.

Once again, Duke took the lead at the green flag with Jones in tow. The front 2 cars jumped out to a huge lead before Nick Sweigart got into the wall in turn 3 to bring out the caution on lap 5.

Duke would again jump out the lead at the restart and him and Jones would set a blistering pace. Clearly the class of the field the two got out to a nearly 5 second advantage to the third place car. Jones would attempt to make it interesting over the final laps of the race, however he wouldn’t have enough to best Duke as he claimed the checkered flag by an advantage of .551 seconds.

Jones, Roger Irvine, Doug Dodsen and Devin Adams filled out the top 5 with John Scarborough, Jeremi Hanson, John Fiore, Jake Frye and Zach Newlin completing the top 10.

305 Sprint Car Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Ken Duke Jr.; 2. Jonathan Jones; 3. Roger Irvine; 4. Doug Dodson; 5. Devin Adams; 6. John Scarborough; 7. Jaremi Hanson; 8. John Fiore; 9. Jake Frye; 10. Zach Newlin; 11. Cale Reigle; 12. Scott Ellerman; 13. Jake Waters; 14. Ron Aurand; 15. Jimmy White; 16. Dave Wickham; 17. Michael Wenrick; 18. Erin Statler; 19. Jay Krout; 20. Nick Sweigart; 21. Nathan Gramley; 22. Dave Grube; 23. Wally Eshenaur; 24. Ryan Lynn

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Montieth Proves He’s Ready for the Outlaws; Robbie Kendall Goes Wire to Wire for Make-Up Feature Victory; Tyler Ross Wins First Race of 2019; Steve Buckwalter Impressive in Midget Feature Win

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (7:30PM) World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash

Saturday, May 25, 2018 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends (ARCH Night)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints [Regular Show + Make-up Feature from May 4] + Wingless Super Sportsman

Abbottstown, PA (May 11, 2019) – For the second week in a row Lincoln Speedway officials made the decision to push the start time up two hours to try and beat Mother Nature. Luckily with four features to run, the move worked this Saturday with the rain beginning to fall as Robbie Kendall pulled his car into victory lane after the fourth feature.

Going through the Lincoln Record Books, one would need to go back to 2014 to find a year it took Brian Montieth longer to find victory lane. In 2014 Montieth waited until May 31st to earn his first win of the season. Montieth earned his first victory of 2019 on Saturday night during the $4,000 to win World of Outlaws tune-up.

Montieth started on the pole of the 25-lap feature, with Alan Krimes to his outside. Krimes used the top of the track to take the lead as the green flag dropped. Third starting Danny Dietrich started to go to work on Montieth for second. The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 4.

Typically, more comfortable running the top of the track, Montieth tried the bottom to get by Krimes on lap 5. It looked like it worked until Montieth got held up by a slowing car allowing Krimes to keep the lead.

Montieth dove to the bottom of turn 3 on lap 7 to try and get the lead and it was a drag race to the flag stand, but Krimes held him off again. Any momentum Montieth could carry from the front stretch going into turn 1 went away coming out of turn 2 until lap 10. Montieth got under Krimes in 1 and 2 on lap 10 and made it stick. Dietrich followed to take second.

Dietrich was getting a great run off of turn 2 to keep pace with Montieth. Montieth narrowly split two lapped cars battling for position on lap 13 to put them between him and Dietrich. As Dietrich worked on the lapped cars Montieth was able to pull away.

Once Dietrich made his way past the lapped cars, he had Montieth’s lead down to under a second by lap 18. Two laps later Montieth’s lead was back up over a second as Dietrich got tied up in lapped traffic again.

Freddie Rahmer had gotten by Krimes for third on lap 14 but Krimes didn’t let him out of his sight. Krimes got Rahmer back on lap 23 as Rahmer got caught behind a lapped car.

Montieth beat Dietrich to the checkered flag by .635 seconds to win the non-stop feature. Not only was the feature non-stop, it was record setting. Total running time was 6:19.113, the fastest 25 laps on record at Lincoln Speedway. Krimes held onto third. Rahmer crossed the line fourth and Anthony Macri completed the top five.

Heat winners were Cole Young, Freddie Rahmer and Jim Siegel. Danny Dietrich set quick time over the 28-car field with a lap of 13.112 seconds.

Robbie Kendall Goes Wire to Wire for Make-Up Feature Victory

Robbie Kendall started on the pole of Saturday night’s make-up feature from last week’s rain-shortened event. Bradley Howard started on the outside of row one.

Kendall was out to the lead when the green flag dropped and had nearly a four-second advantage over Howard by lap 4.

Scott Fisher and Trey Hivner battled for third early in the race with Hivner taking the spot-on lap 4. Kendall hit lapped traffic on lap 5 but it didn’t slow him down.

Anthony Macri had worked his way up to third from his eighth starting spot by lap 8.

Kendall’s lead was over 5 seconds by lap 11. Freddie Rahmer was running fourth after starting ninth by lap 12 and started to work on Macri for third. Rahmer tried a slide job to take the spot from Macri on lap 13 but couldn’t make it stick.

The caution flag came out on lap 13 for Hivner when he got spun around in turns 3 and 4. Hivner was running fifth when he brought out the caution. The caution wiped away Kendall’s 4.9 second lead over Howard.

Macri was all over Howard for second on the restart and took the spot after getting under Howard in turns 3 and 4. Rahmer followed on the next lap and took third from Howard.

Dietrich moved up to fourth on lap 15 and started to work on Rahmer for third. As the top four, Kendall, Macri, Rahmer & Dietrich, ran the top line around the track they started to pull away from the rest of the field.

Rahmer tried to the bottom of the track on lap 19 but couldn’t make a move to get around Macri. The leaders hit lapped traffic with five laps to go. Dietrich got around Rahmer for third on lap 21. Rahmer made a run for the third spot on lap 23 but couldn’t beat Dietrich bag to the flag stand.

The caution flag came out with one lap to go when Macri got turned around in turns 1 and 2 after making a move for the lead.

Kendall led the field to the cone for a one lap shoot out. Rahmer got under Dietrich in turns 1 and 2 on the restart to take second with Kendall holding onto the lead.

Kendall won his second career Lincoln Speedway feature by .319 seconds over Freddie Rahmer. Dietrich crossed the line third. Howard finished fourth and Cory Haas rounded out the top five.

Tyler Ross Wins First Race of 2019

Tyler Ross didn’t have an easy path to victory on Saturday night starting eighth in the 20-lap main event. Zach Allman started on the pole with Travis Scott on the outside of the front row.

Scott was out to the with Allman and Cody Fletcher drag racing for second, with Allman holding on to the spot.

Ross had worked his way around Matt Findley for fourth on lap 5. Doug Hammaker followed to take fifth from Findley.

The caution came out on lap 8 for Alyson Dietz when she got sideways in turn 2. Dietz rejoined the field.

Scott led the field to the cone for the single file restart with Allman in second, Fletcher running third and Ross in fourth. Ross went to the top on the restart and was up to second after getting around Fletcher in turns 1 and 2 and Allman in turns 3 and 4.

Ross then tracked down Scott to battle for the lead. Scott held onto the lead by a nose on lap 10 but Ross took the lead coming out of turn 2 on lap 11.

Dylan Orwig brought out the caution on lap 11 when he got turned around in turn 3. This time Ross lead the field to the cone. Ross held onto the lead and started to pull away from the field as Hammaker went to work on Ross for second. Scott was running the top of the track while Hammaker was working the bottom.

With Ross pulling away and Scott and Hammaker battling for second, Jeff Halligan worked his way through the field. Halligan was running sixth after the restart on lap 12 and moved up to fifth on lap 13. With two laps to go Halligan was up to fourth.

Hammaker finally got around Scott with a slide job in 3 and 4 to beat him to the white flag for second.

Ross crossed the line 4.170 seconds ahead of Hammaker. Scott held onto third. Halligan crossed the line fourth and Fletcher finished fifth.

Heat winners were Cody Fletcher and Doug Hammaker.

Steve Buckwalter Impressive in Midget Feature Win

With 18 midgets signed into the pits at the start of the night the decision was made to run a feature only program. The field was timed during warm-ups with the top six inverted for the feature line-up.

The invert put Eric Heydenreich on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Shawn Jackson on the outside of row 1. By the time cars were rolling onto the track for the main event, 21 midgets made the call.

Jackson was out to the lead from the outside of row 1 when the green flag dropped. Buckwalter was up to second from his fourth starting spot in one lap with Kameron Morral holding onto third. Ryan Smith got around Morral on the backstretch for third on lap 2.

Steve Drevicki got around Eric Heydenreich on lap 4 for sixth. Alex Bright, a late addition to the line-up, started at the rear of the field and had worked his way up to 10th by lap 6.

Buckwalter tried a slide job on Jackson for the lead in turns 1 and 2 on lap 7 and it worked. The caution came out on lap 8 for Rich Heydenreich as he slowed on the track.

Buckwalter led the field to the cone for the restart with Jackson, Smith, Tommy Kunsman and Morral nose-to-tail behind him.

Jackson tried the bottom on the restart, but he ended up getting chased down by Smith down the backstretch with Smith taking the second spot.

Bright continued to work his way through the field and was up to seventh on lap 11 and made it to sixth on lap 13.

Buckwalter and Smith pulled away from the field as they hit lapped traffic on lap 14. Smith closed the gap and worked on Buckwalter for the lead. Kunsman battled Jackson for third but couldn’t find a way around him for the position.

Buckwalter held onto the lead by a car length for the win. Smith crossed the line second. Jackson finished third. Kunsman was fourth and Drevicki rounded out the top five.

This Wednesday, May 15, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash for the 410 Sprints. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 2:00PM 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, May 11, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint World of Outlaws Tune-up Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($4,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 39-Cory Haas; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 72-Ryan Smith; 10. 75-Chase Dietz; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 12. 1X-Chad Trout; 13. 17-Cole Young; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 16. 49H-Bradley Howard; 17. 19M-Landon Myers; 18. 90-Jordan Givler; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski; 20. 10K-Joe Kata; 21. 11P-Greg Plank; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall 24. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); (DNF); 25. 3-Todd Gracey (DNF); 26. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Alan Krimes (1-10) & Brian Montieth (11-25)

410 Sprint May 4 Make-up Feature (25 Laps) 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall ($3,500); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 49H-Bradley Howard; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 90-Jordan Givler; 10. 59-Jim Siegel; 11. 21-Brian Montieth; 12. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 14. 75-Chase Dietz; 15. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 16. 73B-Brett Michalski; 17. 17-Cole Young; 18. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF); 19. 97-Brie Hershey; 20. 11P-Greg Plank; 21. 19M-Landon Myers; 22. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 23. 91-Tony Fiore (DNF); 24. 99-Kyle Moody (DNS); 25. 24-Lucas Wolfe (DNS)

Lap Leader – Robbie Kendall (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 11P-Greg Plank

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 19M-Landon Myers; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski; 8. 10K-Joe Kata; 9. 97-Brie Hershey

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 90-Jordan Givler; 8. 3-Todd Gracey (DNF); 9. 99-Kyle Moody (DNS)

410 Sprint Time Trial Results 1. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.112; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.116; 3. 59-Jim Siegel 13.133; 4. 17-Cole Young 13.157; 5. 87-Alan Krimes 13.178; 6. 91-Tony Fiore 13.178; 7. 72-Ryan Smith 13.215; 8. 15-Adam Wilt 13.225; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri 13.248; 10. 21-Brian Montieth 13.252; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 13.259; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.267; 13. 1X-Chad Trout 13.276; 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.282; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall 13.294; 16. 75-Chase Dietz 13.382; 17. Cory Haas 13.406; 18. 19M-Landon Myers 13.433; 19. 90-Jordan Givler 13.536; 20. 48H-Bradley Howard 13.540; 21. 73B-Brett Michalski 13.636; 22. 7-Trey Hiver 13.692; 23. 21T-Scott Fisher 13.920; 24. 97-Brie Hershey 13.961; 25. 3-Todd Gracey 14.062; 26. 11P-Greg Plank 14.070; 27. 10K-Joe Kata 14.211; 28. 99-Kyle Moody (No Time)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 41B-Tyler Ross ($1,100); 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 5-Travis Scott; 4. 45-Jeff Halligan; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman; 7. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 8. 28-Matt Findley; 9. 5A-Zach Allman; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 44-Dylan Norris; 12. 21T-Scott Fisher; 13. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 14. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 15. 34-Mark VanVorst; 16. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 17. 99-Zachary Cool; 18. 38-Brett Strickler; 19. 50-Alyson Dietz; 20. 2D-Dylan Orwig

Lap Leaders – Travis Scott (1-10) & Tyler Ross (11-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 5-Travis Scott; 4. 5A-Zach Allman; 5. 45-Jeff Halligan; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 50-Alyson Dietz; 9. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 20. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 2. 38-Brett Strickler; 3. 41B-Tyler Ross; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 8. 34-Mark VanVorst; 9. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 10. 99-Zachary Cool

Midgets:

Midget Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 0-Steve Buckwalter ($1,200); 2. 99-Ryan Smith; 3. 7J-Shawn Jackson; 4. 21K-Tommy Kunsman; 5. 12-Steve Drevicki; 6. 92-Alex Bright; 7. 5B-Bobby Butler; 8. 11-Eric Heydenreich; 9. 22S-Reed Saloney; 10. 00-Jamie Spears; 11. 57-Jason Rice; 12. 86-Mark Lowrey; 13. 55-Steve Craig; 14. 75-Zach Curtis; 15. 46-Joe Kata; 16. 21S-Shannon Mausteller; 17. 21R-Randy Mausteller; 18. 4-Kameron Morral (DNF); 19. 22-Rich Heydenreich (DNF); 20. 0NJ-Brett Conkling (DNF); 21. 22H-Johnny Heydenreich (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Shawn Jackson (1-7) & Steve Buckwalter (8-20)

Midget Time Trial Results 1. 99-Ryan Smith 15.746; 2. 21K-Tommy Kunsman 15.901; 3. 0-Steve Buckwalter 16.113; 4. 4-Kameron Morral 16.137; 5. 7J-Shawn Jackson 16.144; 6. 11-Eric Heydenreich 16.233; 7. 86-Mark Lowrey 16.325; 8. 5B-Bobby Butler 16.499; 9. 22S-Reed Saloney 16.559; 10. 00-Jamie Spears 16.612; 11. 12-Steve Drevicki 16.707; 12. 75-Zach Curtis 17.081; 13. 57-Jason Rice 17.178; 14. 21S-Shannon Mausteller 17.454; 15. 0NJ-Brett Conkling 17.497; 16. 46-Joe Kata 17.900; 17. 21R-Randy Mausteller 18.095; 18. 22H-John Heydenreich (No Time)

 

 

Dewease Wins 94th In Williams Grove Outlaws Tune Up, Forsythe Wins 358 Sprint Opener

5/10/19

Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease assailed the field on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway to record the World of Outlaws Tune Up event for sprint cars, worth $4,180 to win. It was the first race at the track since late March thanks to continuous rainouts.

The 358 sprints made their season debut at the track on Friday night and Glenndon Forsythe picked up the victory worth $1,500.

A rain delay of more than an hour hampered the event but it also made for scorching speeds as the night wore on.

Dewease started fourth in the 25-lap sprint car field but fell back a spot on the first lap thanks to Robbie Kendall.

Meanwhile polesitter Chad Trout streaked away with the lead over Anthony Macri and Freddie Rahmer.

However Rahmer was racing wounded thanks to a missing inside front wing panel stemming from an opening lap mishap on the initial start that also would end up claiming Danny Dietrich.

The only caution flag of the race unfurled for Dietrich on the third lap thanks to a collapsed front end, likely due to the initial start mishap.

Rahmer began slipping as the laps strung together and Dewease was able to get around him for fourth on the seventh tour before taking third with nine away.

But the pace was quick on the soft, moistened clay and it took all that Dewease had to run down the front duo of Macri and Trout.

But steadily, he honed in on Macri for the second spot and using surges of speed at the end of the backstretch to blast across turns three and four, he overtook Macri with seven to go before going to work on Macri.

Upon taking second spot, Dewease trailed the leader by 1.5 seconds and it would take him another five laps to catch Trout and get command before then pulling out to a 1.2 second victory.

Track conditions forced Dewease to use all the muscle in his car and in the cockpit to get the victory as he stated in victory lane, seemingly worn thin from the grueling speed just endured.

The win was the 94th of his illustrious career at the Williams Grove oval.

Trout rode home second followed by Macri, Kendall and Rahmer.

Sixth through 10th went to Lucas Wolfe, Brian Montieth, Cory Haas, Rick Lafferty and TJ Stutts.

Heats went to Dewease and Dietrich with the dash going to Trout.

Dewease set fast time with a lap of 16.634 seconds.

Forsythe wired the field for the 20-lap win in the 358 sprint feature checkers.

He raced ahead of Matt Findley the entire way but while holding a healthy lead most of the race, his advantage slipped away during the final five laps as his mount struggled to get off of the corners with speed.

Troy Wagaman Jr. rode home third followed by Doug Hammaker and Kevin Nouse.

Sixth through 10th went to Rodney Westhafer, Jeff Halligan, Rich Eichelberger, Kyle Denmyer and Todd Rittenhouse Jr.

Heats went to Denmyer and Westhafer.

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

5/10/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Chad Trout, 3. Anthony Macri, 4. Robbie Kendall, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Cory Haas, 9. Rick Lafferty, 10. TJ Stutts, 11. Kyle Moody, 12. Steve Buckwalter, 13. Adrian Shaffer, 14. Dylan Cisney, 15. Troy Fraker, 16. Ryan Smith, 17. Danny Dietrich, 18. Mark Smith

DNS: Kody Lehman

358 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Glenndon Forsythe, 2. Matt Findley, 3. Troy Wagaman Jr., 4. Doug Hammaker, 5. Kevin Nouse, 6. Rodney Westhafer, 7. Jeff Halligan, 8. Rich Eichelberger, 9. Kyle Denmyer, 10. Todd Rittenhouse Jr., 11. Chris Frank, 12. Dwight Leppo, 13. Gregg Foster, 14. Jacob Galloway, 15. Troy Rhome, 16. Scott Fisher, 17. Brett Wanner

DNS: DJ Montgomery

 

 

This One’s For The Girls! Port Royal Speedway Celbrating Mother’s Day With 3-Division Show

By Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Following last weeks rain out, Port Royal Speedway returns this week with BOBBY RAHAL TOYOTA OF LEWISTOWN LADIES NIGHT featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, Late Models & the PASS IMCA 305 Sprint Cars.

There will be special “Mother’s Bus Rides” along with $5 off general Admission for all Adult Ladies.

Bobby Rahal dealership will have various cars on display prior to racing events and fans can view the vehicles and make inquiries about purchasing a new vehicle.

This is the final event for driver’s to tune up for the Weikert Memorial weekend as the speedway will not be in action next weekend due to the World of Outlaws visit to Central Pennsylvania.

Fans should be on the lookout on the speedway’s various social media outlets throughout the coming weeks as info will be distributed daily about the Weikert Memorial festivities.

All gates will open at 4pm with racing scheduled to start at 7pm.

General Admission- $15 Students- $7 Pit Admission- $30

 

 

Rain Outs Force Schedule Changes At Clinton County Motor Speedway


For Immediate Release:
May 6, 2019

Lock Haven, PA- Clinton County Speedway continues to suffer the effects of early season weather. Not one racing program has been completed this spring.

The 3/8th mile oval did manage to open the gates and complete three micro sprint heat races Friday May 3, before rain blanketed the area. Action was cancelled at that point.

Several schedule changes were made following the rain out. They are as follows: Friday May 10 action includes the GFY Racing Supply kids Easter Candy scramble. On track action includes the super late models in their first appearance of the year. The 30 lap feature event is worth $2,000 to the winner. Also on the card are the Gary's Motor Mart/Laurel Highlands IMCA sprint cars, Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks, 600 micro sprints and TJ Shooters Sports Bar FWD 4 cylinder stock cars.

General admission for the May 10 racing program is as follows: Adult general admission, $15. Students 12-17, $10. Under 12 free! Pit Admission is $35. Persons holding rain checks are reminded they can be used at face value for at one of the next two racing events. If used for a higher priced admission, holder will be charged the difference.

May 17 the make up Lenny Stroud Jr Memorial race for Smith Excavation & Construction limited late models, carried over from 2018, will be run. The limited's are joined by the IMCA sprint cars, pro stocks, Weaver's Radiator & Auto Repair/Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking 270 micro sprints and, 600 micro sprints.

May 24 racing features a spring championship race for the limited late models plus pro stocks, 600 & 270 micro sprints and FWD 4 cylinder stock cars.

Thanks to event sponsor TC Transport of Bellefonte, PA., limited late model drivers battle in their largest paying/CCMS, Sam Ray promoted event on Friday May 31. Title named ” The Nittany 40 “, the winner’s take is $ 2,500. Runner up receives $ 1,200. Third place , $ 900. Fourth place, $ 700 and, fifth place $ 600. The remainder of the top ten payoff is as follows; Sixth, $ 500. Seventh, $ 400. Eighth, 350. Ninth, $325 and tenth $ 300. Starting the 40 lap main is worth $ 200. The total purse is $ 10,725. Time trials will be run. No entry fee is required. IMCA/Laurel Highlands sprint cars, 270 & 600 micro sprints are also on the card.


TC Transport is one of central PA’s most reliable and safe common carriers of bulk supplies for business, municipalities and industries that need raw materials to keep their projects moving. The company is family-owned and operated and prides itself on getting vital materials from points A to B safely, on time at a good price. The company transports landscape and construction supplies, glass industry supplies, municipal/road management supplies and grain, plastics and flatbed materials. TC Transport’s fleet of trucks include dump trucks, vans, flat bed and tri-axle trucks. All dispatching is done in house. The company maintains their own service and repair facility. Their dedicated staff guarantees prompt delivery of product. TC Transport’s service area includes PA, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Delaware and, New Jersey. Their office is located at 121 Musser Lane Bellefonte, PA 16823.Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am-noon and 1:00 pm until 5. Contact them at (814)-355-0564. The company’s web-site is www.gotctransport.com.

Gates open at 5 pm each night. Warm-ups begin at 7. Racing gets underway at 7:30.

Fans are reminded to enroll in RainOut.Com, a free app that sends a phone text in the event Clinton County Motor Speedway should be postponed for any reason. Log on to the site, search for Clinton County Motor Speedway and enroll.

Make plans to be part of these exciting events during the month of May. Updates are available regularly through the speedway's Facebook page, news media and www.clintoncountymotorspeedway.com. Race day telephone number is (570)-971-2126.

 

Williams Grove & World Of Outlaws Hoping To Dry Out With Heated Action May 17 & 18

5/5/19

Mechanicsburg – The first assault of the season by the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series on the Pennsylvania Posse is just two weeks away at Williams Grove Speedway.

Slated for May 17 and 18, H & N Landscaping of Mechanicsburg will present a two-day outlaws stand at Williams Grove in what should be a very competitive event.

With both the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws series and Williams Grove Speedway having endured innumerable rainouts during the early season to date, both sets of drivers will be chomping at the bit for track time when they gather for the Williams Grove races.

So far, eight of 22 scheduled outlaws series races on the season have fallen victim to weather while five of seven have been dampened at Williams Grove.

Outlaws winners on the circuit coming into the Williams Grove stand have been series point leader Brad Sweet, 2; Daryn Pittman, 2; David Gravel, 2: Logan Schuchart, 2: and single winners Donny Schatz, Carson Macedo, Ian Madsen, Aaron Reutzel and Tim Shaffer.

Williams Grove action has seen Lucas Wolfe score the opener while Danny Dietrich also proved victorious.

Adult general admission for each night of the Williams Grove outlaws stand is set at $30 with youth ages 13 –20 admitted for $15.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove.

Both shows will begin at 7:30 pm.

Friday’s program will feature a posse/outlaws match up going 25-laps for an $8,000 to prize while they compete in a 30-lap main for $12,000 to win on Saturday.

Saturday’s winner will also receive an additional 5K to be declared the 2019 Morgan Cup Champion.

Advanced reserved seat tickets for all 2019 Williams Grove Speedway and the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series events are available exclusively through the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws.

Fans who wish to obtain any reserved seats for any of the six outlaws events at the track in 2019 can purchase tickets via the official outlaws official website located at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tix or by calling 1.844.DIRT.TIX.

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

Williams Grove Speedway will continue to offer advance general admission tickets for all speedway outlaws events with the standard Williams Grove raincheck policy in effect for all sales.

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.

 

 

Brooks PowerSports Outlaws Tune Up Is May 10 At Williams Grove

Event will kickoff 2019 Diamond Series and debut 358 sprint series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5/5/19

Mechanicsburg – The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car drivers will ready themselves for next week’s invasion by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series with a World of Outlaws Tune Up race coming up at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday, May 10 at 7:30 pm.

The Brooks Powersports World of Outlaws Tune Up event will kickoff the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series at the track, paying $4,180 to win the 25-lap main event.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will also make their season debut on May 10.

Gates for the show will open at 6 pm with racing slated for 8 pm.

Adult general admission 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 outlaws tune up race for the 410 sprints will include time trials, heats and a dash along with the main event.

Fast Tees will pay $300 to set quick time on the night as they will at all time trial races throughout the season.

With the early season slate of events at Williams Grove having been assaulted by rain, the special event will be key for the regular, weekly Williams Grove sprint car drivers who want to be ready for the outlaws when they hit town for a two-day stand on May 17 and 18.

The 358 sprints, having lost their first show of the season to rain on April 26, will compete in heats and a 20-lap feature event on May 10.

Located at 10095 Allentown Blvd., in Grantville, Brooks PowerSports is Central Pennsylvania’s premier Can-Am & ATV dealer.

Brooks PowerSports offers new & used ATV’s, UTV’s, Can-Am Spyders, ATV accessories and apparel along with service and repairs.

Visit Brooks at www.brookspowersports.com to see their entire inventory.

Fans can visit the Brooks PowerSports Facebook page during the week ahead and enter a contest to win a two-lap ride around the speedway during the show aboard a Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R Utility Vehicle as driven by Rodney Westhafer.

In addition for the fans attending the tune up event, the speedway will be handing out FREE 80th anniversary Williams Grove Speedway PA Posse rally towels to the first 300 general admission fans at the frontstretch admission gatea. Special edition Beer Hill Gang towels will be given out to the first 150 general admission fans that enter via the third turn admission gate.

Courtesy of Hoseheads.com, the first 200 kids ages 12 and under entering the speedway through the main grandstand admission gate beginning at 5:30 will receive a FREE chocolate Easter bunny.

The Hoseheads.com hoppers giveaway at the gate will begin when gates open at 5:30 pm however from approximately 6 – 6:30, sprint car drivers Ryan Smith and Cory Haas will be on hand to help hand out the chocolate while also meeting fans.

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, May 4, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Mother Nature Forces Postponement of 410 & 358 Sprint Car Features; Horan Capitalizes on Powell’s Late Race Misfortune for Extreme Stock Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, May 11, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Midgets

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (7:30PM) World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash

Saturday, May 25, 2018 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends (ARCH Night)

Abbottstown, PA (May 4, 2019) – After pushing the start time up two hours to 5:30PM on Saturday to try and avoid what Mother Nature had coming, the rain came earlier than expected and forced the postponement of both the 410 Sprint and 358 Sprint features. With a field of 10 cars, the Extreme Stocks got their 20-lap feature only event in the books.

The 410 Sprint Car feature is slated to be made up next Saturday, May 11 after the completion of the regularly scheduled program.

The make-up feature for the 358 Sprint Cars is scheduled for Saturday, June 1.

The York Flooring Kid’s Big Wheel Races will be held on Saturday, June 8.

Before the rain came the 410 Sprint heats were won by Robbie Kendall, Cole Young and Scott Fisher.

Steve Owings, Jeff Halligan and Tyler Walton won the 358 Sprint heat races.

Horan Capitalizes on Powell’s Late Race Misfortune for Extreme Stock Victory

Travis Horan started fifth in the 20-lap Extreme Stock feature on Saturday night. Horan was up to third from his fifth starting spot by lap 3. Lap 3 also saw Bill Powell take the lead by a nose at the flag stand from Donnie Broderick.

Broderick shared the front row of the feature with pole-sitter, Alex Updegraff. Broderick got out to the early lead as Powell and Horan started to make their way through the field. Powell nearly had Michael Smith beat to the line for third on the first lap after starting sixth but settled for fourth. Powell got by Smith for second on the next lap and got around Broderick for the lead on lap 3.

With Powell in the lead, Horan started to go to work on Broderick for second. Horan took the spot from Broderick on lap 5. Smith and Broderick went to battle for third with Smith getting loose out of turn 4 on lap 11. Smith got spun around on the front stretch bringing out the caution.

Powell lead the field to the cone on the restart with nine laps to go. Horan tried the bottom of turns 3 and 4 but couldn’t steal the lead from Powell. Don Murphy fell off the pace with a flat tire that left debris on the track bringing out the caution.

There were some great battles for position throughout the field. Andrew Hogue was up to fourth on the restart and was working on Broderick down the backstretch for third. Updegraff entered the picture and got under Hogue for fourth on lap 13. Two laps latter Updegraff got under Broderick for third in turns 1 and 2.

Powell and Horan had separated from the rest of the field when a smoking Powell pulled into the infield on lap 17. Horan inherited the lead and held onto it until the checkered flag dropped. Updegraff held onto second. Broderick crossed the line third. Hogue beat Smith to the stand by inches to finish fourth. Smith rounded out the top five.

Next Saturday, May 11, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and midgets. 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, May 4, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – Rescheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 2. 7-Trey Hivner; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski; 8. 21-Brian Montieth; 9. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 49H-Bradley Howard; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 19M-Landon Myers; 8. 99-Kyle Moody

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21T-Scott Fisher; 2. 90-Jordan Givler; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 91-Tony Fiore; 8. 11P-Greg Plank

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – Rescheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 93-Mike Bittinger; 5. 41B-Tyler Ross; 6. 5-Travis Scott; 7. 51-Austin Treuchet; 8. 2D-Dylan Orwig

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 45-Jeff Halligan; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 3. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 10. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 14T-Tyler Walton; 2. 34-Mark VanVorst; 3. 5A-Zach Allman; 4. 13S-Jon Stewart; 5. 511-John Sharpe; 6. 89-Ashely Cappetta (DNF); 7. 00-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF)

Extreme Stocks:

358 Late Model Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 21H-Travis Horan ($250); 2. 1-Alex Updegraff; 3. 97-Donnie Broderick; 4. 25-Andrew Hogue; 5. 76-Michael Smith; 6. 91-Will Long; 7. 98-Richard Doughtrey; 8. 97X-Paul Sylvester; 9. 7-Bill Powell (DNF); 10. 17-Don Murphy (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Bill Powell (1-17) & Travis Horan (18-20)

 

 

RAINS HALT MAY 3 WILLIAMS GROVE ASCS/URC BATTLE AT THE GROVES

5/3/19 - Holding out hope that the forecast would change, Williams Grove Speedway and ASCS officials held out on making a decision regarding the May 3 racing program until after 3 pm Friday afternoon, at which time the joint decision to pull the plug on the ASCS/URC Battle At The Groves event was made.

With the area forecast predicting heavy storms and the chance for rain at over 70% beginning at 6 pm through the midnight hour along with a severe thunderstorm watch being issued for surrounding counties, officials made the call in an effort to prevent any undue hardship on teams and fans that may have traveled to the show only to face rain upon arriving.

Numerous teams contacted the oval expressing unease over a decision to race in the face of the seeming imminent evening rains.

Thus, Williams Grove Speedway now shifts its focus to next Friday, May 10 when Brooks PowerSports will present a World of Outlaws Tune Up event at 8 pm featuring the 410 sprints and the 358 sprint cars.

Gates will open at 6 pm.

The 410 sprints will be tuning up for the following weekend’s invasion by the traveling NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series. The 358 sprints will be making their season debut.

 

Port Royal Moves to 7pm Start Time for 3 Division Show and Grit House Rt. 35 Challenge Series Opener

By Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Coming off a big weekend that featured three separate Open Wheel divisions and 3 new winners, Port Royal Speedway returns to racing May 4 with a jam-packed schedule. This will serve as the first race of the season where racxing begins at it’s summer hours of 7 pm.

First, the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars will be featured as usual and Logan Wagner, coming off his first win of the season, will be looking to go back-to-back and further pad his point lead as he looks to win the point championship for the second consecutive year.

Once again the Sprint Cars will race for a $4000 winners share, but there will not be an increase in general admission. Wagner currently leads the points by 60 markers over Dylan Cisney and Blane Heimbach currently sits 100 points back in 3rd place.

Second on the card will be the debut of the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series Late Models racing for $3000. The series, for the fourth consecutive season, showcases a six-race Challenge Series for the Super Late Model drivers between the Selinsgove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. Each track will host 3 events.

Last week was set to be the kick-off for the series at Selinsgrove, however rain claimed the event and this will serve as the opener for the series. For the last 2 seasons the point championship was claimed by Port Royal regulars Coleby Frye (2017) and Andy Haus (2018) and the speedway’s River Valley Builders regulars will be looking to continue the trend in 2019.

Finally the Juniata Junction Restaurant Xtreme Stocks will make their second appearance of 2019. Brad Mitch claimed the series first victory of 2019 earlier in the season and currently sits atop the point standings by 15 points over Pete Leister.

General Admission- $15
Students- $7

Pit Admission- $30

All Gates Open at 4pm- Racing at 7Pm

 

Logan Wagner Picks Up First Win of 2019 and Extends Points Lead

Ryan Smith and Nick Sweigart Claim 360 and 305 features during Open Wheel Madness Night

By Justin Snyder

 

 PORT ROYAL, PA- Logan Wagner has been fast all season. Week in and week out, the defending Port Royal Speedway track champion has barged through the field from mid-pack. If he hasn’t been the hard charger, he's been extremely close.

 

 And fans have grown accustomed to his driving style of running the extreme high-line of the speedway in the turns. It's exciting, but it’s not always the fastest way around the track.

 

 Showing personal growth and determination, Wagner used the bottom of the track to fend off Lucas Wolfe and his father Mike Wagner to pick up his first Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory of 2019 and his fourth Port Royal victory of his career.

 

 "Man this Zemco team is something else. When we're fast, man are we ever fast. And it’s sometimes hard to really know how fast you are when you’re out front," said Wagner, who won $4000 for his efforts. "I knew if we could just protect the bottom we'd be pretty good once we got the lead and I'm extremely happy to be in victory lane."

 

 It was a Wagner family reunion on the front row as both Logan and Mike lead the field to the green thanks to earning the most points via a dual heat format that rewarded drivers for finishing order and with passing points.

 

 And as the green flag dropped, it was the elder Wagner jumping out to the early lead after making his car stick on the bottom in turns 1 and 2 and pulling ahead down the backstretch to lead lap 1 over his son. Meanwhile, Lucas Wolfe was able to pull to the inside of Blane Heimbach to take the third positon just after crossing the start finish line.

 

 Two laps later, Logan made his first move for the lead as he slid under his father in turns 3 and 4, only for Mike to cross back under the slide-job attempt and continue to lead the field. On lap 5, Logan would make what ultimately turned out to be the winning move as he regrouped and slid under Mike for the lead on lap 5 in turns 1 and 2, this time making it stick and cutting off the momentum of his father down the backstretch.

 

 "It's always something special when you get to race against your family and leading the field to the green was a unique experience I'll cherish," said Wagner. "But we're both out there to win races and he was giving me everything he had."

 

 "My dad probably races me harder then anyone else out there, so I knew it wasn't going to be easy. We exchanged slide jobs there a couple times and I just had to be patient and I knew eventually we'd get it."

 

 Two laps later, Wolfe would use the top of turns and 3 and 4 to pick up momentum and power under Mike Wagner for second heading into turn 1 just after the flag stand. This put Wolfe within striking distance of the leader.

 

 As Wagner approached lap traffic on lap 9, Wolfe was less then .5 seconds behind him. However, as Wagner began picking off lap cars on the high side of the speedway, Wolfe was left to bide his time and hope for a mistake as Wagner began to stretch his lead.

 

 Though the large lead was short lived. Six laps later, Justin Whittal spun out in turn 2, bringing the leaders back together during the only caution of the 25 lap feature.

 

 With his lead gone and a pair of savvy veterans on his tail tank, Wagner knew it was time to make a change and do something different to protect his position.

 

 Coming back to the green flag, Wagner sped into turn 1, this time using the bottom of the speedway. The move worked as over the next few laps Wagner stretched his lead to nearly 2.0 seconds

 

 "That caution happened and up to that point we'd been running the high side most of the race and I knew if I was going to hold off Lucas and my dad, I was going to have to adjust," said Wagner of the lap 15 restart. "Those guys have way too much experience and way too much knowledge to just give them the bottom of the speedway on a restart."

 

 "So I drove it in there low and let the car do it’s job and just tried to be smooth and I figured that be enough."

 

 As Wagner checked out, the race was heating up behind him. While Wolfe and the elder Wagner remained steady in their positions, Ryan Smith, Heimbach and last week's winner Danny Dietrich were exchanging lines, with Dietrich ultimately splitting the two down the front stretch on lap 17 to claim the fourth spot.

 

 But nobody had anything for Wagner. He'd hit lap traffic again on lap 21, however Wolfe would never mount a serious attempt. Coming to the checkered flag, Wagner would win by a margin of .759 over Wolfe, Mike Wagner, Dietrich and Smith.

He also extended his point lead at the track as he looks to win back-to-bavk championships.

 

 Heimbach, Dylan Cisney, Ryan Taylor, Steve Buckwalter and Jared Esh would round out the top 10.

 

 In victory lane Wagner would climb to the top of his wing and celebrate with a beer in honor of a family friend that passed away last week.

 

 "It's hard to talk about it, but that whole deal on the wing was for him," said an emotional Wagner in reference to his friend Glenn Winnick. "Glenn lived his days harder then anyone I know and lost his life last week."

 

 "I really wanted to win it for him last week, but he was riding along with me here tonight and it’s just a really special win."

 

 For Wolfe, it was a good run, but he needed to be able to get to the front quicker and was happy with the second place finish.

 

 "I just didn’t get to the front quick enough. Mike and Logan were racing and if I could've gotten closer, maybe I’d had the chance to sneak by," said Wolfe. "It was going to be incredibly difficult to overtake a good car in open track when he got the restart. Ultimately we had a reasonable result and congratulations to them."

 

 Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Logan Wagner; 2. Lucas Wolfe; 3. Mike Wagner; 4. Danny Dietrich; 5. Ryan Smith; 6. Blane Heimbach; 7. Dylan Cisney; 8. Ryan Taylor; 9. Steve Buckwalter; 10. Jared Esh; 11. Sye Lynch; 12. T.J. Stutts; 13. Cory Haas; 14. Tyler Reeser; 15. Jack Sodeman Jr.; 16. A.J. Flick; 17. George Hobaugh; 18. Jeff Miller; 19. Kody Lehman; 20. Justin Whittall; 21. Ryan Linder; 22. Dustin Baney; 23. John Garvin; 24. Carl Bowser.

 DNQ: Nicole Bower; Tyler Bear; T.J. DeHaven; Cory Thornton; Gary Kreiss.

 

 URC 360 Sprints

 

 When Ryan Smith climbed out his car following the 25 lap Capital Renegade United Racing Club feature 360 Sprint Car event, he let out a sigh of relief.

 

 Following in the footsteps of the legendary Greg Hodnett driving for Mike Heffner, a big new sponsor in Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and a legion of fans clamoring for a victory, you could say that expectations have been high ever since this pairing was announced in January.

 

 And finally after multiple podium finishes at various tracks and a lot of consistancy, Smith picked up his first win of the season over Lucas Wolfe and Steve Buckwalter.

 

 "This means the world to our team," said Smith, of his $2,000 victory. "I've been trying really hard the last few weeks and was able to finally pull one off here."

 

 "I know Greg is watching and I hope he is proud. Hopefully this is the first of many wins for this team."

 

 But it didn’t come easy. Lucas Wolfe, fresh off a podium finish in the 410 Sprint Car feature, blasted to an early lead from his pole starting spot over Brian Carber. Meanwhile, Smith, who started 6th, used the top of the speedway to move into 4th in turns 1 and 2. In turns 3 and 4, he passed both Curt Michael and Carbwer to move into 2nd at the flagstand.

 

 Smith quickly set his sights on Wolfe, however as the leaders entered lap traffic on lap 7, Wolfe was able to extend his lead by over 1.0 seconds. Setting a rapid pace, Smith first looked to the bottom of Wolfe in turns 3 and 4 on lap 13, but could not make it stick and settled back in behind Wolfe.

 

 Like an animal stalking it's prey, Smith hit his marks and waited for the right opportunity. As Wolfe picked off lap cars, Smith patiently waited, following the Pabst Blue Ribbon car's every move.

 

 Meanwhile, Buckwalter moved into 3rd on lap 16. But this was a two-car race.

 

 Finally on lap 19, Wolfe got a little high in turns 1 and 2 and Smith dove to the bottom. This time it worked. Powering down the backstretch, he would never look back.

 

 "For a while there I got the wing too far back and just got too tight," said Smith. "Lap traffic was pretty tight, so I knew that's where I had to pounce on him."

 

 Smith would cruise to a 1.402 second margin of victory over Wolfe, Buckwalter, Austin Bishop and Josh Weller. Chad Layton, Michael, Adam Carberry, Ed Aiken and Derek Locke would round out the top 10.

 

 "Mike (Heffner) isn’t here tonight, but I'm grateful for the opportunity to drive this car,"
 said Smith in victory lane. "I know the guys from Red Robin are here and I;m sure they are pretty happy. Hopefully this is the firdst of many wins."

 

 For Wolfe, it was another bridesmaid finish on the night.

 

 "I got caught behind a few lapped cars and he was in the right place at the right time and ultimately they capitalized and that's why they're up there and we are here," said Wolfe. "Second isn’t bad, but you've just got to be better when you start up front. Hopefully we can do that next time out."

 

 360 Sprint Car Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Ryan Smith; 2. Lucas Wolfe; 3. Steve Buckwalter; 4. Austin Bishop; 5. Josh Weller; 6. Chad Layton; 7. Curt Michael; 8. Adam Carberry; 9. Ed Aiken; 10. Derek Locke; 11. Jason Shultz; 12. Davie Franek; 13. Michael Walter II; 14. Todd Gracey; 15. Tyler Ross; 16. Bill Unglert; 17. Eddie Strada; 18. Steve Drevicki; 19. Tyler Denochick; 20. Ryan Stillwaggon; 21. Tyler Carter; 22. Ryan Quackenbush; 23. Tyler Brehm; 24. Brian Carber.

 305 Sprint Cars

 Charging from the 10th starting position, 'Nitro' Nick Sweigart picked up his first career Port Royal Speedway victory during the Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series/IMCA 305 Sprint Car feature over a hard charging Jonathan Jones and Jerami Hanson.

 "Two years now! This elusive first win has been killing me," said Sweigart in victory lane. "We been working so hard for this and I'm beyond happy to be up here in victory lane."

 Hanson and Colton Hoover lead the field to the green flag form the front row with Hanson jumping out to the early lead.

 By lap 5, Sweigart had maneuvered himself to the 3rd position using the high line of the speedway.

 Hoover made a move for the lead coming out of turn 2, only for Hanson to get back by him coming out of turn 4. However, two laps later Sweigart would blow by both cars on the high side to take the lead for good.

 A late caution on lap 14 bunched the cars up. Hanson tried to make a move on the bottom of turns 1 and 2 on the restart, however he had nothing for Sweigart.

 "I knew there was really nothing left on the bottom and if I just stayed u top and ripped the lip, nobody was going to have anything for us," said Sweigart.

 Jones, who started 9th made a late move into the 2nd position on the last lap, but Sweigart would go on to collect the $350 payday in dominating fashion.

 305 Sprint Car Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Nick Sweigart; 2. Jonathan Jones; 3. Jaremi Hanson; 4. Zach Newlin; 5. Ryan Lynn; 6. Ken Duke Jr.; 7. Drew Ritchey; 8. Colton Hoover; 9. Kassidy Kreitz; 10. John Scarborough; 11. Devin Adams; 12. Cale Reigle; 13. Nathan Gramley; 14. Reed Thompson; 15. Scott Ellerman; 16. Robert Garvey; 17. Josh Dressler; 18. Doug Dodson; 19. Dylan Proctor; 20. Jay Krout; 21. Dave Wickham; 22. Fred Arnold; 23. Jake Waters; 24. Brett Jaycox; 25. Wally Eshenaur; 26. Kyle Ganoe.

 

 

 

Eleven Oaks Farms ASCS/URC Battle At The Groves Is Friday At Williams Grove

410 sprints fill card of open wheel excitement!

4/28/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the second running of the Eleven Oaks Farms Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints Battle At The Groves coming up this Friday, May 3 at 8 pm.

Featuring the national touring stars of the Lucas Oil ASCS 360 Sprints and the Eastern stars of the United Racing Club 360 Sprints, the Battle Of The Groves event at Williams Grove will pay out a total purse of nearly $20,000 for the ASCS/URC 360s 25-lap main event.

To be carried on MAV TV, the ASCS/URC race will pay a hefty $4,000 to win and $400 just to start.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars are also on the program with heats and a feature event slated to pay $4,080 to win.

Gates open at 6 pm with adult general admission set at $25 and youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove.

It is expected that a few of the regular Williams Grove sprint car drivers will compete in both classes on the night including defending 410 sprint champion Lucas Wolfe as well as Ryan Smith in the Heffner No. 72.

Last year, a field of 48 ASCS/URC 360s entered the event.

Located in Newville, 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.

Courtesy of Hoseheads.com, the first 200 kids ages 12 and under entering the speedway through the main grandstand admission gate will receive a FREE chocolate Easter bunny.

The postponed Hoseheads.com hoppers giveaway at the gate will begin when gates open at 6 pm however from 6:30 to 7, sprint car drivers Ryan Smith and Cory Haas will be on hand to help hand out the chocolate while also meeting fans

Coming up in just two weeks at Williams Grove Speedway, the oval will host the first invasion of the season by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series.

H & N Landscaping will present the World of Outlaws in action on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18.

The 410 sprints will compete in an outlaws tune up race on May 10, sponsored by Brooks PowerSports.

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, April 27, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Chase Dietz Scores First Win for New Car Owner, Rick Lefever; Doug Hammaker Makes it Two Wins in 2019; Wesley Bonebrake Goes Wire to Wire for 358 Late Model Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Extreme Stocks (York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races and York County Racing Club Night)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Midgets

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (7:30PM) World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash

Abbottstown, PA (April 27, 2019) – Chase Dietz earned his fourth career 410 sprint car victory at Lincoln, his first for new car owner, Rick Lefever, on Saturday night.

Pole-sitter, Bradley Howard shared the front row with Trey Hivner with Dietz and Glenndon Forsythe making up row two.

Howard got out to the early lead with Dietz up to second on lap 1.

Freddie Rahmer started to work his way to the front of the field from his ninth starting spot. Rahmer was up to seventh by lap 2 and was running fifth on lap 3 when he went to work on Glenndon Forsythe for fourth. Rahmer got by Forsythe going down the backstretch on lap 5.

Forsythe then found himself caught between the Rahmer brothers with Freddie in fourth and Brandon right behind him running sixth.

While Forsythe was battling the Rahmers, Dietz was tracking down Howard for the lead. Dietz tried to get under Howard on lap 7 in turns 1 and 2 but couldn’t make the pass for the lead until turns 3 and 4.

Freddie passed Hivner for third and Howard for second on lap 10. As Dietz worked his way through lapped traffic Rahmer was chasing him down.

The caution flag came out on lap 14 for debris on the backstretch.

Dietz led Freddie, Howard, Brandon and Adam Wilt to the cone for the single file restart.

Freddie went to the bottom of the track on the start to try and take the lead. He tried again with a slide job on Dietz in turns 3 and 4 but Dietz held onto the lead, beating Freddie to the line by inches. While Freddie was battling for the lead, Brandon got around Howard for third.

The caution came out again on lap 17 for George Suprick who got turned around in turn 3.

Dietz once again led the field to the cone with Freddie in second. Rahmer got up on Dietz’s right rear going into turn 1 on the restart. Although he was able to save the car from flipping, he still ended up turned around, bringing out the caution.

This time Dietz had Brandon Rahmer behind him for the restart followed by Howard, Wilt and Anthony Macri.

Dietz and Rahmer both chose the bottom going into turn 1 on the restart. Wilt pulled a slide job on Rahmer in turns 3 and 4 for second. Brian Montieth was up to fourth on lap 18 from his fourteenth starting spot.

Montieth tried a slide job on Brandon for third on lap 21 but couldn’t make it stick. Dietz caught the tail end of the field with 1 lap to go but had created enough distance that lapped traffic wasn’t a factor.

Dietz beat Wilt to the checkered flag by 1.207 seconds. Brandon Rahmer held onto third. Montieth crossed the line fourth and Macri completed the top five.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Bradley Howard, Trey Hivner and Chase Dietz.

Current 410 series point leader Kyle Moody came to a stop during his heat race forcing him to run the consy. Moody flipped in turn 2 during the consy, ending his night.

Cole Young was back at Lincoln two weeks after taking a spill down the front stretch. After issues with the car during his heat, Cole’s father, Niki Young got behind the wheel for the consy to try and help figure out what was wrong with the car. Niki started 21st in the feature and finished sixteenth.

Doug Hammaker Makes it Two Wins in 2019

Doug Hammaker won his second feature of 2019 and his seventh at the Speedway on Saturday night.

Zachary Allman started on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Kenny Kuhn to his outside. Mark Van Vorst and Brett Strickler made up row two.

Kuhn took the lead at the start with Allman and Strickler falling in line behind him. Hammaker was on the move early and was up to fourth on lap 1 from his eighth starting spot.

Hammaker made quick work of Strickler and Allman and was up to second on lap 2. Jeff Halligan was right behind him and was up to third from his tenth starting spot.

As Kuhn approached lapped traffic, he had a nearly 2 second lead. Hammaker reeled Kuhn in as he was trying to get around the first lapped car. It didn’t take long for Halligan to join in and make it a three-way battle for the lead.

Hammaker tried the top of turns 3 and 4 and took the lead coming out of turn 4 with two laps to go. Halligan got around Kuhn for second on the following lap.

Hammaker beat Halligan to the checkered flag by nearly a second. Kuhn held onto third. Troy Wagaman finished fourth and Brett Strickler rounded out the top five.

358 Sprint heats were won by Mark Van Vorst and Brett Strickler.

Wesley Bonebrake Goes Wire to Wire for 358 Late Model Victory

Wesley Bonebrake shared the front row with pole-sitter Joe Westerman. Bonebrake and Westerman raced side-by-side for the first lap with Bonebrake beating Westerman to the line by a nose.

Craig Wagaman was up to third on lap 3 and started to go to work on Westerman for second. Wagaman got him at the flag stand on the next lap to take second, but Westerman didn’t go away quietly. Contact was made coming out of turn 4 on the next lap as Westerman tried to bump Wagaman out of the way. Wagaman didn’t let that phase him and he held onto the position.

Troy Miller then went to work on Westerman for third. Westerman was able to create some distance between Miller.

Bonebrake started to work through lapped traffic on lap 8 and didn’t let it slow him down.

The caution flag came out on lap 15 for Bernie Beard after he got turned around coming out of turn 4.

Bonebrake led the field to the cone for the restart. Wagaman tried the outside but got too high and couldn’t make the pass for the lead. Shaun Miller got around Troy for fourth.

Wagaman was getting his nose next to Bonebrake going into turn 1 but couldn’t get the car to stick through the turns to make the pass.

Bonebrake beat Wagaman to the checkered flag by 2.173 seconds. Westerman held onto third. Shaun Miller crossed the line fourth with Troy Miller rounding out the top five.

358 late model heat winners were Tommy Slanker, Troy Miller and Bernie Beard.

The 358 late models were also in action at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday night. With BAPS earlier start time, twelve teams pulled-off double duty Saturday, running both at BAPS and Lincoln.

Next Saturday, May 4, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and Extreme Stocks. It is also York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races and York County Racing Club 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, April 27, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 75-Chase Dietz ($3,500); 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard; 9. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 10. 7-Trey Hivner; 11. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 12. 1X-Chad Trout; 13. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 14. 35-Tyler Esh; 15. 7K-Dan Shetler; 16. 17-Niki Young; 17. 21T-Scott Fisher; 18. 90-Jordan Givler; 19. 97-Brie Hershey; 20. 11P-Greg Plank; 21. 87S-George Suprick III; 22. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 23. 19M-Landon Myers (DNF); 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Bradley Howard (1-7) & Chase Dietz (8-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 49H-Bradley Howard; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 35-Tyler Esh; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler; 7. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 8. 99-Kyle Moody (DNF); 9. 3-Clint Ide (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 7-Trey Hivner; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 87s-George Suprick III; 7. 19M-Landon Myers (DNF); 8. 11P-Greg Plank (DNF); 9. 15S-Shai Morris (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 90-Jordan Givler; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 09-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 9. 97-Brie Hershey

410 Sprint Time Consy Finish (10 laps) 1. 19M-Landon Myers; 2. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 3. 17-Niki Young; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 99-Kyle Moody (DNF); 7. 3-Clint Ide (DNS); 8. 15S-Shai Morris (DNS)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 4R-Doug Hammaker ($1,100); 2. 45-Jeff Halligan; 3. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman; 5. 38-Brett Strickler; 6. 5A-Zachary Allman; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 10. 14T-Tyler Walton; 11. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 12. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 50-Alyson Dietz; 15. 99-Zachary Cool; 16. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 17. Dwight Leppo (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Kenny Kuhn (1-17) & Doug Hammaker (18-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 35-Mark VanVorst; 2. 5A-Zachary Allman; 3. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 4-Dwight Leppo; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 8. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 9. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 38-Brett Strickler; 2. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 3. 00-Chris Frank; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 5. 45-Jeff Halligan; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 99-Zachary Cool

358 Late Models:

358 Late Model Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 5-Wesley Bonebrake ($700); 2. 7-Craig Wagaman; 3. 11-Joe Westerman; 4. 115S-Shawn Miller; 5. 115-Troy Miller; 6. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 7. 4M-Kyle Moser; 8. 24-DJ Myers 9. 60-Bobby Beard; 10. 88C-Kyle Lear; 11. 116-Travis Mease; 12. 62-Devin Frey; 13. 22-Chase Billet; 14. 121-Larry Neiderer; 15. 50-Jason Smith; 16. 40-Tommy Slanker; 17. 19-Drew Heisser; 18. 000-Paul Cursey; 19. 08-Zach Kauffman; 20. 21M-Matt Murphy; 21. 17X-Jimmy McBee; 22. 17-Dough Legum; 23. 85-Chad Earnst; 24. X-Bernie Beard (DNF)

Lap Leader – Wesley Bonebrake (1-20)

358 Late Model Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 40-Tommy Slanker; 2. 4M-Kyle Moser; 3. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 4. 88C-Kyle Lear; 5. 24-DJ Myers; 6. 22-Chase Billet; 7. 85-Chad Earnst; 8. 08-Zach Kauffman; 9. 4-John Moser; 10. 1T-Tim Muprhy (DNS)

358 Late Model Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 115-Troy Miller; 2. 115S-Shaun Miller; 3. 7-Craig Wagaman; 4. 116-Travis Mease; 5. 62-Devin Frey; 6. 17X-Jimmy McBee; 7. 19-Drew Heisser; 8. 17-Doug Legum; 9. 25-Jed Latshaw (DNS)

358 Late Model Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. X-Bernie Beard; 2. 5-Wesley Bonebrake; 3. 11-Joe Westerman; 4. 000-Paul Cursey; 5. 60-Bobby Beard; 6. 121-Larry Neiderer; 7. 50-Jason Smith; 8. 21M-Matt Murphy; 9. 00-Harry Shipe; 10. NINE-Alan Sagi (DNS)

358 Late Model Consy (8 laps) - 1. 85-Chad Earnst; 2. 19-Drew Heisser; 3. 50-Jason Smith; 4. 08-Zach Kauffman; 5. 21M-Matt Murphy; 6. 17-Doug Legum; 7. 4-John Moser; 8. 00-Harry Shipe III (DNF); 9. 25-Jed Latshaw (DNS)

 

LUCAS OIL AMERICAN SPRINT CAR SERIES RETURNS TO SELINSGROVE SPEEEDWAY MAY 4;

$5,000-To-Win 360 Sprint Car Race To Be Televised On MAVTV Motorsports Network!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour returns to Selinsgrove Speedway at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, for the highly anticipated Eleven Oaks Farm “Battle of the Groves II.” The 30-lap main event for the 360 sprint cars will pay $5,000 to win out of the $20,000 purse.

The MAVTV Motorsports Network will broadcast the race, a first in the speedway’s 73-year history.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. followed by grandstand gates at 5 p.m. Engine starts are slated for 6:15 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

The limited late models will make their season debut at the track and compete in a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win.

Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove is the defending winner of the ASCS National tour race at the Snyder County half-mile oval. The former three-time track champion out-raced a stellar field of 41 360 sprint car drivers for the victory in last year’s inaugural event.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour will kick off the Eastern swing at Williams Grove Speedway the night before at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3.

Race weekend sponsor Eleven Oaks Farm prides itself on raising Wagyu cattle and Gloucestershire Old Spot hogs in an open pasture, low stress environment. The 360 sprint car feature winner and one lucky fan at each track will receive a beef and pork prize pack. Visit elevenoaksfarms.com for more company and product information.

Three 360 sprint car races have produced three different winners at Selinsgrove Speedway to date. Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., won his first career race at Selinsgrove in the Opener, with Jason Shultz of Carlisle and Ryan Kissinger of Bloomsburg taking the next two events of the season.

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

ASCS National Tour 360 Sprint Car Purse for Saturday, May 4, 2019: 1) $5,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,400 4) $1,200 5) $1,100 6) $1,000 7) $900 8) $800 9) $700 10) $600 11) $500 12) $475 13) $450 14) $425 15-24) $400 TOW: $150 Also Racing: Limited Late Models – 20 Laps/$1,000 To Win Pit Gates Open: 4PM Grandstand Gates Open: 5PM Race Time: 7PM Rain Date: Sunday, May 5, 6PM Admission for Saturday, May 4, 2019: Adults $20; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under GA FREE; Pit Passes $35

 

 

Williams Grove Loses Month Of April With Friday Rains, Candy Giveaway Rescheduled For May 3

ASCS/URC Battle Of The Groves On Deck

4/26/19

As a result of afternoon rains that would not relent coupled with a tornado watch, Williams Grove Speedway has again been forced to cancel its Friday night racing program slated for April 26.

Track management was hopeful that the rains would pass in time to still allow for action on Friday night and made a great effort to keep the surface “raceable” but the amount of rain reached an intolerable level shortly after 4:30 pm.

The April 26 rain out means the track has now lost the entire moth of April to weather.

With hopes that May will bring more favorable conditions for racing, the oval expects to be in action next Friday night, May 3 when it hosts the ASCS/URC Battle At The Groves for 360 sprints, along with the 410 sprints, at 8 pm.

National stars on the 360 circuit will compete in the event, slated to be carried on MAV TV.

Originally slated for Easter weekend, May 3 will again find the oval hosting the Hoseheads Hoppers Giveaway At The Gate for kids.

Thanks to sprint car website Hoseheads.com, the first 200 kids ages 12 and under entering the speedway through the main grandstand admission gate will receive a FREE chocolate Easter bunny next week.

To help celebrate the belated Easter holiday, the Hoseheads.com giveaway will begin when gates open at 6 pm however from 6:30 to 7, sprint car drivers Ryan Smith and Cory Haas will be on hand to help hand out the chocolate while also meeting fans

 

 

Clinton County Motor Speedway On Hold Again

April 26, 2019

Lock Haven, PA- Mother nature continues to thwart the 2019 race season at Clinton County Motor Speedway. April 26 racing has been cancelled. Heavy rain struck the region with more expected between 3 and 4 pm.

The rain out is the fourth this spring as the ovals practice session and first three races have been cancelled.

The season is now set to open Friday May 3 at 7:30 pm. On the card is the make up 2018 Lenny Stroud Jr Memorial Race for Smith Excavating & Construction limited late models. Also in action are the Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks, Weaver's Radiator & Auto Repair/Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking 270 micro sprints, 600 micro sprints and TJ Shooters Sports Bar FWD 4 cylinder stock cars. Gates open at 5. Warm-ups start at 7.

A kids Easter candy scramble will be presented by GFY Racing Supply of Avis, PA. GFY owner Nick Loffredo will award a fuel certificate to a random finisher in the Stroud Memorial limited late model feature. GFY Racing Supply is a speedway sponsor and supplier of quality race fuels, tires and parts. They can be reached at (570)-295-6760 or on Facebook.

There's no increase in admission for the Stroud Memorial racing program. Adult general admission is $12. Students 12-17, $10. Kids under 12 are free. Pit admission is $30.

Additional details concerning the Stroud Memorial race will be released later this weekend.

Interested persons are reminded to enroll in RainedOut.Com for instant text notification of postponements at the 3/8th mile oval. Information will also be available at the speedway's web-site, Facebook page and, local news media.

Clinton County Motor Speedway is located just off I-80, exit 178. Race day telephone number is (570)-971-2126.

 

BAPS Motor Speedway

BAPS Motor Speedway and Drydene Oil presents $5 Grandstands Night! Pack the car and help #PackBAPS!

The Super Sportsman headline Saturday's events and will be joined by the Late Models, Street Stocks and the Extreme Stocks, who will compete in Twin 15 lap races.

Featured Cars on Display, 2 - 4PM
Sammy Rial's Extreme Stock, David Dietz Jr.'s Street Stock & Matt Adams' Late Model

Kids Pre-Race Activities, 3 - 5PM
BAPS Basket Toss
Located in the common area.
Prizes will be given away to the kids! FedEx fidget spinners to the winners, thanks to Bill Collins!

Giveaways
Save your admission tickets! You could win a free oil change from Midas! Kids could win a BIKE, a filled Easter basket OR a toy truck!
Intermission Fun
"The Crew Women of Motorsports Challenge"
Located on the front stretch, one woman from pre-selected race teams, will compete in a timed tire changing challenge.
Participating Teams-
SPORTSMAN: Steve Fannasy & Kim Jones
LATE MODEL: Chase Billet & Heather Billet
STREET STOCK: Brandon Wanner & the soon to be Olivia Wanner
EXTREME STOCK: Johnny Palm & Brittney Gipe
The winning team will receive 4 complimentary pit passes.

Sat., April 27, 2019
Drydene Oil presents $5 Grandstands Night
Gates: 2PM, Grandstands: 3PM
Racing: 5PM
General Admission: $5
12 & Under: FREE!
Pit Admission $30

 

 

MOTORTREND’S “HOT ROD GARAGE” TO TAPE NEW EPISODE FEATURING DIRT TRACK RACING AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY APRIL 28

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Co-hosts Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa of the popular MotorTrend Network show HOT ROD Garage will tape a new episode at Selinsgrove Speedway during the Sunday, April 28, program featuring 410 sprint cars, super late models, and roadrunners.

The stars of the show will take on dirt track racing by building a roadrunner stock car and competing in the division’s events at the historic half-mile clay oval this weekend.

Track gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 6 p.m.

Angelo is native of Doylestown, Pa., and is a professional drift racer and stunt driver, having driven in ads for Audi, Nissan, and Chevrolet.

Costa is a mobile mechanic who’s also been featured on the shows Overhaulin’ and Roadkill.

HOT ROD Garage is the ultimate, hands-on car aficionado’s workshop show. From paint and body repair to engine swaps, HOT ROD Garage is full of the tips, tricks, and know-how that fans have come to expect from the HOT ROD name. For HOT ROD Garage build updates, follow @tangeloracing, @mobiletechlucky and @hotrodgarageshow on Instagram.

The show, which debuted in 2014, is nearing 80 episodes since its launch and streams on motortrendondemand.com. MotorTrend produces original series, documentaries, live racing, and so much more on its subscription-based streaming service.

For a complete speedway events 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.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Presents Dotterer Equipment Inc. ‘Race to Cure Cancer’ Open Wheel Madness Night

Port Royal Speedway returns this Saturday night presenting Dotterer Equipment Inc. ‘Race to Cure Cancer’ Open Wheel Madness night.

This will be the first of 3 Open Wheel Madness nights this season at ‘The Speed Palace’ and will feature the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the URC 360 Sprint Cars and the Penns Valley Meat Market Pennsylvania Sprint Series IMCA 305 Sprint Cars.

Danny Dietrich will be looking to park it in victory lane for the second consecutive week over a great field of competitors as well as new series point leader and defending track champion Logan Wagner will be vying for his first win of the season.

Drivers in the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car division will be competing for a higher than normal $4000 winners share and will be utilizing a different format that will include dual heats, with passing points being rewarded to help set the night’s feature lineup.

This will be the URC 360 Sprint Cars first visit to the track for 2019 and the drivers will be vying for a $2000 winner’s share. Coming into the race, the current series point leader is Chad Layton, over Josh Weller, Jason Shultz, Curt Michael and Davie Franek. Expect a large field that may include several drivers form the 410 - division doing double duty for the night.

Finally, the by Penns Valley Meat Market Pennsylvania Sprint Series IMCA 305 Sprint Cars will make their second visit to the speedway for the season. Ken Duke Jr. picked up the win earlier this month in their first visit and will be looking to add to an impressive season that has him already collecting multiple series victories at various tracks.

As an added bonus to fans attending the nights races it will also be $1 hot dog night. And as a way of raising funds to support Cancer awareness, the speedway will donate it’s share of the night’s 50/50 proceeds to benefit the cause.

All Gates Open- 3pm EST, Racing at 6pm EST

General Admission- $17

Students $7

Pit Admission- $30

 

 

Dietrich holds off Zearfoss on Late Restart to Claim First Port Royal Victory of the Season

Flinner, Hart and Mitch Pick up Late Model and Extreme Stock Victories

By Justin Snyder

PORT RYOAL, Pa- What a difference a one week makes? One week after Lance Dewease used a late restart to pass Danny Dietrich for the win during the Ollie's Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Port Royal Speedway, Dietrich held off multiple late restarts and fought off a nearly 2-hour rain delay earlier in the night to bring home his first Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car Series victory of the season at 'The Speed Palace'.

"Man, I really wanted this one tonight. I wasn't going to let it get away this time on restarts," said Dieterich, from Gettysburg. "I had to hold them off twice. 3 to go I had to hold off (George) Hobaugh and 1 to go I knew Brock (Zearfoss) was going to throw me a slider there. Just really happy to be standing in victory lane tonight."

Hobaugh and Cory Haas led the field to the green, with Hobaugh jumping out to the early lead. Meanwhile, Dietrich was already in fourth place at the completion of the first lap using the high line from his 8th starting spot.

Zearfoss also began his trek to the front, moving into the 9th spot early and into the 8th spot by lap 4.

By lap 5, Hobaugh hit lap traffic and began to maneuver through the back end of the field with a lengthy lead over Haas and fourth starting Jared Esh. One lap later, Esh pulled into the infield with an issue handing 3rd place to Dietrich.

As Haas, Dietrich and rookie of the year contender Tyler Reeser attempted to track down Hobaugh, Zearfoss was continuing to move forward. He moved into 6th on lap 8 and then 5th on lap 9, using multiple lanes of the track to pass.

On lap 14, Dietrich and Reeser both pulled under Haas on the backstretch moving into 2nd and 3rd and they raced nose to tail towards Hobaugh. Two laps later, Zearfoss slid under Haas to move into 4th place as well.

On lap 17, Dietrich and Reeser had closed to within a car length of Hobaugh. Hobaugh slid the lap car of Jeff Miller in turn 1 and 2 and nearly made contact, allowing Dietrich and Reeser to pull right to the tail tank of Hobaugh coming down the backstretch.

Dietrich attempted a pull a slide job on the next circuit, only for Hobaugh to power off the top and regain the lead. However, the second time was the charm as Dietrich once again slid Hobaugh on lap 19 in turns 1 and 2, this time making it stick.

"Hats off to Hobaugh and his team for running such a good race and leading a bunch of laps," said Dietrich. "However I know this place a little better than him and I knew if I got there, I could use that to my advantage."

Two laps later, Reeser's night ended when he made contact with the outside wall in turn 2 and slowed to a stop with mechanical issues in turn 3, bringing out the first caution of the night.

Dietrich sped off once green flag racing returned with Zearfoss sliding under Hobaugh for 2nd with only 3 to go. However, it looked to be too little, too late for the Jonestown native to make a run at Dietrich.

But Mike Wagner blew a tire on the white flag lap and came to a stop on the front stretch just before the flag stand setting up a one-lap shootout for the victory.

When the green flag dropped, Zearfoss slid under Dietrich and attempted to make it stick coming out of turn 2, however Dietrich powered back under him going down the backstretch and ran through the middle of turns 3 and 4 to claim his 6th career Port Royal Speedway victoryand the $3600 payday by a margin of .364 seconds over Zearfoss, Steve Buckwalter, Hobaugh and Haas.

"Brock and his guys have been so fast all season and I knew he was going to try and slide me there," said Dietrich. "I just had to make it stick and hold my line and if we could do that I knew we'd get back by him."

Zearfoss knew he only had once chance and he'd have to be perfect to claim the victory, but ultimately was pleased with a podium finish.

"Man that car was fast tonight and my guys gave me a great car," said Zearfoss, who will be a regular with the All Star Tour in 2019. "I gave it everything I had, but ultimately we just needed a few more laps. We'll take a second and some momentum and apply it to the rest of our season."

Sixth place was AJ Flick, followed by new points leader Logan Wagner, Blane Heimbach, Dylan Cisney and Tj Stutts rounded out the top 10.

Weikert's 410 Results- 1. Danny Dietrich 2. Brock Zearfoss 3. Steve Buckwalter 4. George Hobaugh 5. Cory Haas 6. AJ Flick 7. Logan Wagner 8. Blane Heimbach 9. Dylan Cisney 10. TJ Stutts 11. Cole Duncan 12. Gerrard McIntyre 13. Ryan Taylor 14. Nicole Bower 15. Jeff Miller 16. Adrian Shaffer 17. Sye Lynch 18. Trenton Sheaffer 19. Gary Kreiss 20. Mike Wagner 21. Dallas Schott 22. Tyler Reeser 23. Jack Sodeman 24. Jared Esh

 

KISSINGER, MATTERN, MOSER & BRUNSON TAKE SATURDAY NIGHT VICTORIES
ON “GLASS-TOP-SMOOTH” SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SURFACE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- An April storm cloud delayed the heats at the Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night with a shower but all it did was make the fast, smooth track even faster.

Ryan Kissinger of Bloomsburg was the winner in the United Racing Club 25-lap 360 sprint car feature. Hayes Mattern of Beavertown won the 25-lap late model feature. Both earned $2,000 for their victories in the third racing event of the season at the track.

Pro stock point leader Brandon Moser of Middleburg was the season’s first repeat winner in the division’s 15-lap race, while Will Brunson of Middleburg picked up his first feature win of the year in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

The speedway will return to action at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, with the Icon Legacy Custom Modular Homes Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars, Grit House Route 35 Super Late Model Challenge Series and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 4 p.m. The speedway will be dark Saturday, April 27.

Cody Keller and Ryan Kissinger shot past polesitter Kyle Reinhardt who faltered at the start in the 360 sprint car feature. The pair was followed by Chad Layton, Reinhardt and Adam Carberry.

The red flew on lap three when rookie Jake Hummel flipped in the third turn. Brian Nornhold, Todd Gracey and Troy Betts were also involved. All drivers were uninjured.

Carberry went around the outside to try an improve his position on the restart but spun bringing the yellow out.

Kissinger ducked under Keller, in turn three, on the restart and took over the lead. Two laps later Layton moved by Keller into the runnerup position.

As Kissinger sliced through traffic, Reinhardt, who had regained the third position drew to the rear of Layton’s racer. The pair danced through traffic as Kissinger drove away.

Kissinger, who races a Ford engine, had a decided power advantage and ran the rest of the distance untouched to defeat, Layton, Reinhardt, Keller and Josh Weller.

Sprint car heats were won by Weller, Reinhardt and Ed Aiken.

Hayes Mattern rocketed to the front of the late model feature and was followed by Donnie Schick, Jim Yoder, Bryan Bernheisel and Coleby Frye.

Through the middle part of the race, veterans Schick and Yoder were battling for second as the youngster Mattern drove away and hid.

By lap 14 Yoder got the better of Schick and raced to the second position while Randy Christine took over fourth.

In the final laps, Mattern had problems with lapped traffic and almost spun in turn one.
Mattern’s issues helped Yoder, who in the final laps was glued to Mattern’s rear bumper.

Mattern was able to hang on as he took the checkered flag by .84 seconds over Yoder, Schick Christine and Frye.

Late model heats went to Schick and Mattern.

Point leader Brandon Moser passed Shaun Lawton on the backstretch and went on to take the pro stock feature over Lawton, Kyle Bachman, John Schoch and Ray Rothfuss.

Moser and Rothfuss won the pro stock heats.

Will Brunson passed last week’s winner Jake Jones on the first lap of the roadrunner feature. They were followed by Terry Kramer, Tom Underwood and Jimmy Kessler.

Brunson who gave up the lead last week, late in the race drove the distance to the checkered flag over Jones, Kramer, Underwood and Kessler,

Darren Rice was the roadrunner heat winner.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 20 April 2019
URC 360 Sprint Cars – 24 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 66 Ryan Kissinger 2) 35 Chad Layton 3) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 4) 99 Cody Keller 5) 63 Josh Weller 6) M1 Mark Smith 7) 77 Derek Locke 8) 28F Davie Franek 9) 29 Jason Shultz 10) 5G Curt Michael 11) 7A Ed Aiken 12) 33W Michael Walter 13) 47 Adam Carberry 14) 67 Pete Richardson 15) 11B Austin Bishop 16) 5 Ryan Quackenbush 17) 19 Ryan Linder 18) 11 Ryan Stillwaggon 19) 08 Jason Clauss 20) 3 Todd Gracey 21) 22 Troy Bettz 22) 1 Jake Hummel 23) 5N Brian Nornhold 24) 4 Jimmy Stitzel
Heat Winners: Josh Weller, Kyle Reinhardt, Ed Aiken
Late Models – 12 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 9 Hayes Mattern 2) 27 Jim Yoder 3) 6 Donnie Schick 4) 74 Randy Christine 5) F1 Coleby Frye 6) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 7) 4S Danny Snyder 8) 61 Ken Trevitz 9) 22 Brett Schadel 10) 7M Meade Hahn 11) 46 Dan Green 12) 63 Nathan Long
Heat Winners: Donnie Schick, Hayes Mattern
Pro Stocks – 10 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 8M Brandon Moser 2) 92 Shaun Lawton 3) 99B Kyle Bachman 4) 89 John Schoch 5) 17 Ray Rothfuss 6) 00 Cory Long 7) 16 Tommy Dawson 8) 86 Wayne Shaffer 9) 55 Lori Croop 10) 77T John Troxell
Heat Winners: Brandon Moser, Ray Rothfuss
Roadrunners – 8 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1) 8 Will Brunson 2) 7J Jake Jones 3) 992 Terry Kramer 4) 12 Tom Underwood 5) 60 Jimmy Kessler 6) 28 Nick Decker 7) 28M Miranda Minium 8) Daren Rice
Heat Winner: Will Brunson

 

 

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

THE 69K WINS $6,900 WITH WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL VICTORY; Halligan Earns Second Win of 2019; Chaney’s Patience Earns Him First Win of 2019

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 27, 2018 (7:30PM) McSherrystown Moose Lodge #720 Night; 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + 358 Late Models

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Extreme Stocks (York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races and York County Racing Club Night)

Saturday, April 27, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Extreme Stocks (York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races & York County Racing Club Night)

Abbottstown, PA (April 20, 2019) – Fayetteville driver, Lance Dewease started the night with the second quickest time in time trials. Following the PA Speedweek format, Dewease started fourth in his heat. Heat winners and the quickest car in each heat from time trials each earned a spot in the redraw. Dewease drew the fourth starting spot, lining him up behind Adam Wilt, Dan Shetler and Chase Dietz for the start of the 33-lap feature.

Wilt got out to the lead over Shetler with Dewease moving up to third with a run on the bottom of turns 3 and 4 to get around Dietz.

Jim Siegel was up to fourth from his seventh starting spot by lap 3 with a good run coming out of turn 2.

Dewease went to the bottom of turns 3 and 4 on lap 4 to get under Shetler for second. Then it was time for Dewease to start chasing down Wilt. Dewease cut Wilt’s lead down by a half second on lap 5. With Wilt working his way through lapped traffic Dewease went for the lead in turns 3 and 4 on lap 7, taking the top spot and never looking back.

With Dewease pulling away from the field, Siegel got under Shetler for third on lap 8.

Dewease’s 1.787 second lead was erased when the caution came out on lap 10 for Anthony Macri and Brian Montieth. Macri and Montieth got together in turn 4. Last year’s Weldon Sterner Memorial winner, Montieth, rejoined the field. Macri’s team initially thought repairs could be made to the 39M, but his night ended in the pits.

The field lined up for a single-file restart with Dewease at the helm followed by Wilt, Siegel, Shetler and Ryan Smith. Smith moved up to fourth on the restart after getting around Shetler.

After falling back to tenth from his eighth starting spot, Freddie Rahmer was working his way through the field after the restart and was up to sixth on lap 14 just as Dewease started to work his way through lapped traffic.

Lapped traffic did not slow Dewease down as he had a 4 second lead over Wilt with 10 laps to go.

Siegel was working the bottom of the track to try and take second from Wilt while Smith was running the top of the track to try and pass Siegel for third. Siegel took second on lap 27 with a solid run coming off the bottom of turn 2.

Rahmer had moved into fifth on lap 21 and after moving into fourth on lap 29 he went to work on Wilt for third. Rahmer and Wilt drag raced to the flag stand for the position with two laps to go with Wilt holding off the charging Rahmer.

Dewease crossed the line a whopping 4.392 seconds ahead of Siegel to take home the $6,900 check and his second Weldon Sterner Memorial victory. Wilt held on to third with Rahmer finishing fourth. Ryan Smith completed the top five.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Brian Montieth, Ryan Smith and Chase Dietz.

Jeff Halligan Earns Second Win of 2019

Jeff Halligan started in the middle of the field, 13th to be exact, and ended the night in victory lane.

Zachary Allman started on the pole with Kenny Kuhn in second. Allman was out to the lead when the green flag dropped with Kuhn, Travis Scott and Kyle Denmyer in tow.

The caution came out on lap 2 for Kyle Rohrbaugh who got turned around on the front stretch. Rohrbaugh rejoined the field.

Allman lead the field to the cone for the single file restart. Denmyer went to the bottom of turns 1 and 2 to try and take third from Scott. Scott held him off with Denmyer making another move for the position in turns 3 and 4. The battle for third coming out of turn 4 caused a nine-car pile up and brought out the red flag despite no cars flipping or landing on their side.

Six of the nine cars were able to rejoin the field. They were Dylan Norris, Troy Wagaman, David Holbrook, Dylan Orwig, Steve Kisamore and Tyler Walton. Denmyer, Scott and Cody Fletcher ended their nights in the pits.

With nine cars out of the way Halligan was up to fourth for the restart. Halligan was up to third coming out of turn 2 on the restart and was in second coming out of turn 4 giving him the chance to reel in the race leader, Allman.

While Halligan was working on Allman, Doug Hammaker worked his way into fifth on lap 7 from his eleventh starting spot.

The caution came out on lap 11 for Mark Van Vorst who got turned around in turn 1.

Allman lead the field to the cone for the single file restart with Halligan on his bumper. Halligan stayed with Allman going into turn 1 on the restart and couldn’t make the move for the lead. It didn’t take long though for Halligan to get around Allman, he made the move for the lead on the following lap. Halligan went to the top of turns 3 and 4 and drag raced Allman to the flag stand for the lead.

Once he was in front of the field Halligan started to pull away. Matt Findley worked his way up to third on lap 15 from his tenth starting spot.

Halligan hit lapped traffic with two laps to go and struggled to get by a lapped car due to a lack of brakes. Lucky for Halligan he had built up enough of a lead to hold off Allman and still beat him to the checkered flag by over a second. Findley held onto third. Hammaker worked his way up to fourth and Kenny Kuhn completed the top five.

358 Sprint heats were won by Zachary Allman, Kenny Kuhn and Zach Euculano.

Mason Chaney’s Patience Earns Him First Win of 2019

Mason Chaney started third behind pole-sitter Roscoe Clough and Bill Diehl.

Clough and Diehl drag raced for the lead at the start of the race with Diehl, a two-time feature winner in 2019, leading lap 1. Chaney made easy work of Clough for second and was all over Diehl for the lead.

The caution came out on lap 4 for Rick Hartwig in turn 3. Hartwig rejoined the field.

Chaney tried to get around Diehl on the outside of turns 1 and 2 on the restart but Diehl held onto the lead. Chaney was literally on Diehl’s bumper as they ran the same line around the track.

While Chaney was on Diehl’s bumper, Travis Perry had made his way to third on lap 7 and Jeremy Ott was running fourth on lap 8.

Chaney was still running with Diehl when the caution came out on lap 12 for fluid on the track. The red flag came out for the track crew to lay down quick-dry as the car had made at least two laps while dropping fluid.

Chaney made his move on the restart and took the lead from Diehl going down the backstretch.

Ott was up to third on the restart and got by Diehl for second on lap 14.

After falling back to fourth on the restart, Perry was back up to third with 5 laps to go.

Ott made one last effort to get by Chaney for the lead in turns 3 and 4 as they raced to the checkered flag, but Chaney beat him to the line by .225 seconds for the win. Perry held onto third. Travis McClelland finished fourth and Alex Schmiedel crossed the line fifth.

Central PA Legends heat winners were Jeremy Ott, Bill Diehl, Travis McClelland and Chris Transeau. The two Legends Consy races were won by Tim O’Sheehan and Austin Bellamere.

Next Saturday, April 27, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with McSherrystown Moose Lodge #720 Night featuring 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and 358 Late Models. 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, April 20, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (33 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease ($6,900); 2. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 8. 29-Dan Shetler; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 1X-Chad Trout; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 12. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 13. 99-Kyle Moody; 14. 19M-Landon Myers; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 21T-Scott Fisher; 17. 21-Brian Montieth; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski; 19. 27G-Jay Galloway; 20. 48H-Bradley Howard (DNF); 21. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 22. 35-Steve Owings (DNF); 23. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Adam Wilt (1-7) & Lance Dewease (8-33)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 3. 99-Kyle Moody; 4. 29-Dan Shetler; 5. 19M-Landon Myers; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 72-Ryan Smith; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 35-Steve Owings; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 Sprint Time Trial Results 1. 29-Dan Shetler 13.377; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease 13.385; 3. 15-Adam Wilt 13.389; 4. 21-Brian Montieth 13.399; 5. 72-Ryan Smith 13.415; 6. 75-Chase Dietz 13.456; 7. 59-Jimmy Siegel 13.484; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.512; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe 13.525; 10. 99-Kyle Moody 13.533; 11. 87-Alan Krimes 13.542; 12. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.571; 13. 19M-Landon Myers 13.612; 14. 1X-Chad Trout 13.679; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri 13.860; 16. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 13.905; 17. 73B-Brett Michalski 13.919; 18. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.946; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard 13.958; 20. 35-Steve Owings 13.965; 21. 27G-Jay Galloway 14.345; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.351; 23. 97-Brie Hershey 14.676

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Halligan ($1,100); 2. 5A-Zachary Allman; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 6. 41B-Tyler Ross; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 19-Troy Wagaman; 9. 10-Zach Euculano; 10. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 14T-Tyler Walton; 12. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 13. 40-Alyson Dietz; 14. 77-David Holbrook; 15. 44-Dylan Norris; 16. 77K-Steve Kisamore; 17. 99-Zachary Cool; 18. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 19. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 20. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh (DNF); 21. 5-Travis Scott (DNF); 22. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); 23. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 24. 511-John Sharpe (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Zachary Allman (1-12) & Jeff Halligan (13-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 5A-Zachary Allman; 2. 5-Travis Scott; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 45-Jeff Halligan; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 7. 511-John Sharpe (DNF); 8. 99-Zachary Cool (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 5. 28-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 77-David Holbrook; 7. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 8. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 10-Zach Euculano; 2. 50-Alyson Dietz; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 41B-Tyler Ross; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 77K-Steve Kisamore

Pizza Shop of Etters Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney ($300); 2. 10-Jeremy Ott; 3. 19-Travis Perry; 4. 51-Travis McClelland; 5. 95-Alex Schmiedel; 6. 53-Bill Diehl; 7. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 8. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 9. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 10. 8-Austin Bellemare; 11. 18-Chris Transeau; 12. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 13. 20-Roscoe Clough; 14. 00-Tim O’Sheehan; 15. 30K-Seth Kerchner; 16. 9X-Justin Cunningham; 17. 79-Ed Trump; 18. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 19. 9-Rick Hartwig (DNF); 20. Chandler Pagnotta (DNF); 21. 18H-Jeremy Hahn (DNF); 22. 78-Zach Smith (DNF); 23. 0-Blaine Leppo (DNF); 24. 5C-Josh Schrum (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Bill Diehl (1-12) & Mason Chaney (13-20_

Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 10-Jeremey Ott; 2. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 3. 19- Travis Perry; 4. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 5. 93-Brent Marquis; 6. 31-Travis Beck; 7. 79-Ed Trump; 8. 99-Eric Hurst; 9. 4-Eli Dodge; 10. 39-Bonnie Lee; 11. 34-Don Harrison (DNF); 12. 30K-Seth Kerchner (DNF)

Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 5C-Josh Schrum; 3. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 4. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 5. 00-Tim O’Sheehan; 6. 30-Alex Robinson; 7. 9-Rich Hartwig; 8. 26-Shawn Abney; 9. 61-Shaun Miller; 10. 1-Eugene Drew; 11. 83J-James Snow; 12. 85-Mike Goldsmith

Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 3. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 4. 18-Jeremy Hahn; 5. 8-Austin Bellamere; 6. 14-Stephen Wurtzer; 7. 9-Justin Cunningham; 8. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 9. 17-Cory Phillips; 10. 23-Bob Fink; 11. 00-DJ Elzey; 12. 19L-Jonathan Robinson

Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - 1. 18-Chris Transeau; 2. 95-Alex Schmiedel; 3. 20-Roscoe Clough; 4. 0-Blaine Leppo; 5. 78-Zach Smith; 6. 42-Scott Lee; 7. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 8. 71-Ron Dick; 9. 17-Brad Weber; 10. 13-Ron Blizzard; 11. 41-Chuck Dell; 12. FOUR-Eric Richards; 13. 2-Scott Smith (DNF)

Central PA Legends Consy #1 (8 laps) - 1. 00-Tim O’Sheehan; 2. 9-Rich Hartwig; 3. 30K-Seth Kerchner; 4. 79-Ed Trump; 5. 30-Alex Robinson; 6. 61-Shaun Miller; 7. 85-Mike Goldsmith; 8. 39-Bonnie Lee; 9. 31-Travis Beck (DNF); 10. 93-Brent Marquis (DNF); 11. 99-Eric Hurst (DNF); 12. 26-Shaun Abney (DNF); 13. 4-Eli Dodge (DNF); 14. 1-Eugene Drew (DNF); 15. 34-Don Harrison (DNF); 16. 83J-James Snow (DNF)

Central PA Legends Consy #2 (8 laps) - 1. 8-Austin Bellamere; 2. 78-Zach Smith; 3. 9-Justin Cunningham; 4. 14-Stephen Wurtzer; 5. 2-Scott Smith; 6. 41-Chuck Dell; 7. 17-Brad Weber; 8. 00-DJ Elzey; 9. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 10. 42-Scott Lee; 11. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 12. 71-Ron Dick; 13. 17-Cory Phillips; 14. 13-Ron Blizzard; 15. 19L-Jonathan Robinson; 16. 23-Bob Fink; 17. FOUR-Eric Richards (DNS)

 

Williams Grove ASCS/URC Battle At The Groves Is Two Weeks Away

Cream Of The 360 Sprint Crop To Converge On Oval For $20,000 Event

4/21/19


Mechanicsburg - The second running of the Eleven Oaks Farms Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints Battle At The Groves is just two weeks away, slated for Friday May 3 at Williams Grove Speedway.

The Battle At The Groves will find the national touring stars of the Lucas Oil ASCS 360 Sprints competing with and against the Eastern stars of the United Racing Club 360 Sprints.

The Battle Of The Groves event at Williams Grove will pay out a total purse of nearly $20,000 for the ASCS/URC 360s 25-lap main event.

To be carried on MAV TV, the ASCS/URC race will pay a hefty $4,000 to win and $400 just to start.

Battle At The Groves ASCS/URC action will move to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night.

Expected to invade Williams Grove with the national American Sprint Car Series tour on May 3 is defending series champion Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, Texas, along with Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Travis Rilat, Forney, Texas; Seth Bergman, Snohomish, Washington; Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, Oklahoma; and many more.

On the URC flank, defending series titlist Josh Weller will be carrying the series banner along with drivers like Curt Michael, Davie Franek and Ryan Stillwaggon.

Weller, of Mertztown, is the current URC point leader and recently scored the season opener for the URCs.

It is expected that a few of the regular Williams Grove sprint car drivers will compete in both classes on the night including defending 410 sprint champion Lucas Wolfe.

Located in Newville, event sponsor Eleven Oaks Farm raises Wagyu beef, a breed that is legendary for superior flavor, texture and tenderness.

Learn more about Eleven Oaks Farm by visiting www.elevenoaksfarms.com.

In last year’s maiden visit by the ASCS to Williams Grove for the Battle At The Groves, the late Greg Hodnett scored the rich victory.

A total of 48 cars competed in the race a year ago.

The 410 sprint cars will also be on the May 3 Williams Grove racing card with adult general admission set at $25 and youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove.

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.

 

 

First Yellow Breeches 500 Race For 410 Sprints Is Friday At Williams Grove,

358 Sprints To Make Season Debut

Hoseheads.com Gives 200 Youth Free Chocolate & Chance To Meet Smith & Haas

4/21/19

Mechanicsburg – The season debut of the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars is on tap this Friday night, April 26 at Williams Grove Speedway when the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints also compete.

Gates for the show will open at 6 pm with racing slated for 8 pm.

Adult general admission 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

Courtesy of Hoseheads.com, the first 200 kids ages 12 and under entering the speedway through the main grandstand admission gate will receive a FREE chocolate Easter bunny.

To help celebrate the Easter holiday, the Hoseheads.com hoppers giveaway at the gate will begin when gates open at 6 pm however from 6:30 to 7, sprint car drivers Ryan Smith and Cory Haas will be on hand to help hand out the chocolate while also meeting fans.

For the 410 sprint cars, the Friday event will be the first Yellow Breeches 500 race of the season, paying $500 just to start the 25-lap main event.

It will be just the third race of the 2019 season thanks to several rainouts to date. Lucas Wolfe and Danny Dietrich have been the only 410 sprints winners at the track so far this season.

The 358 sprints will hit the track Friday for their first show of the season with nine more appearances slated throughout the year.

Kevin Nouse is the defending 358 sprint track titlist after taking a trio of wins last year.

May 3 will find the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour 360 sprints and the URC 360 sprints combine as the second running of the Eleven Oaks Farms Battle Of The Groves takes center stage.

The Battle Of The Groves event at Williams Grove will pay out a total purse of nearly $20,000 for the ASCS/URC 360 sprints 25-lap main event.

To be carried on MAV TV, the event will pay a hefty $4,000 to win and $400 just to start.

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.

 

 

 

13TH ANNUAL USAC EASTERN STORM

IT ONLY HAPPENS ONE TIME A YEAR. . . . .

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS EAST, EASTERN STORM OPENS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WITH $10,000 TO WIN JESSE HOCKETT CLASSIC

For the thirteenth consecutive year, the USAC AMSOIL Non Wing Sprint Car National Championship returns East with stops at the Grandview Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, BAPS Motor Speedway, Port Royal and Weedsport Speedway’s. The five race swing, in keeping with tradition will open with the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill signature event at the Grandview Speedway. The Tuesday night, June 11 show will boast the USAC $10,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM. This year also marks the 30th Anniversary of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Wednesday night, June 12 the Bridgeport Speedway will present the USAC AMSOIL Non-Wing sprints in a double header with the 600 micros, Thursday night, June 13 the tour moves to the BAP’S Speedway joined by the 360 Sprints and Super Sportsman. Saturday night, June 15 the traveling non-wing racers invade the Port Royal Speedway before closing out the swing at the popular Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY on Sunday night, June 16. Defending USAC Eastern Storm Champion Chris Windom is already planning that trip East. Brady Bacon, winner of the two previous Grandview events would like to make it three in a row and collect that $10,000 payday.

The USAC National Championship is rich in history with some of the greatest names in racing parking in the coveted USAC victory lane. Drivers like Tommy Hinnershitz, Johnny Thomson, A.J. Foyt, Roger McCluskey, Jim Hurtibise, Jud Larson, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, Eddie Sachs, Ronnie Shuman, Pancho Carter, Lee Osborne, Greg Weld, Lee Kunzman, Larry Dickson, Gary Bettenhausen, Bruce Walkup and Toby Tobias are just a few of the legends to compliment even a longer list of current day USAC racing stars.

USAC has four race dates in the books for 2019 with victories going to Chris Windom, Justin Grant and C.J. Leary at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL. Brady Bacon took the win on April 12 at Bloomington in Bloomington, IN. There next stop is Eldora.

In the 2019 point battle, Kevin Thomas holds just a three point lead over Chase Stockon followed by Justin Grant, Tyler Courtney, Chris Windom, Brady Bacon and Robert Ballou.

The Berks County one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway is just the perfect setting for a USAC National Non-Win Championship event. USAC time trials at Grandview are usually more exciting than the main divisions elsewhere, so don’t miss time trials. USAC first raced in Berks County at the Reading Fairgrounds in 1956 and it was Oley, PA driver Tommy Hinnershitz who won the first three USAC events on the Reading half-mile. The USAC/Berks County tradition continued until April 1979 when Paul Pitzer took the win at what would be the final USAC event in Berks County, following the closing of the Reading Fairgrounds.

Grandview Track Owner Bruce Rogers and Thunder on the Hills’ Bob Miller made several attempts to bring 410 non-wing sprint cars back to Berks County, even presenting CRA and SCRA events in the 1990’s . After many discussions, a deal was worked out and in June 2007, USAC made the trip to Grandview and it was Levi Jones who took the win in a historic USAC return to Berks County. Now in 2019, the Eastern Storm will mark its’ thirteenth tour to the East, opening on the famed “hill” of Grandview Speedway.

Start planning now for the 13th Annual Eastern Swing, Tuesday night, June 11 to Sunday night, June 16.

Tuesday, June 11 Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Wednesday, June 12 Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport, NJ www.bpspeedway.com

Thursday, June 13 BAPS Speedway, York Haven, PA www.bapsmotorspeedway.com

Saturday, June 15 Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA

Sunday, June 16 Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY

 

 

More Rains Cancel Williams Grove April 19, Candy Giveaway Rescheduled For April 26

4/19/19

Yet more Friday rain coupled with a Flood Watch for the area has again forced Williams Grove Speedway to cancel its Friday night racing program for April 19.

The rain out is the fourth in six races slated so far this early season.

Williams Grove will try once more to race coming up next Friday night, April 26 when the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will make their season debut along with the 410 sprint cars.

Gates will open at 6 pm with racing slated for 8 pm.

Originally slated to take place on April 19, the Hoseheads Hoppers Giveaway At The Gate for kids will now take place on April 26.

Thanks to sprint car website Hoseheads.com, the first 200 kids ages 12 and under entering the speedway through the main grandstand admission gate will receive a FREE chocolate Easter bunny next week.

To help celebrate the Easter holiday, the Hoseheads.com giveaway will begin when gates open at 6 pm however from 6:30 to 7, sprint car drivers Ryan Smith and Cory Haas will be on hand to help hand out the chocolate while also meeting fans

 

 

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

ORDER ADVANCE TICKETS NOW FOR 30TH THUNDER SERIES OPENER, TUESDAY, JUNE 11, $10,000 TO WIN USAC NON-WING SPRINTS PLUS MODIFIEDS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (April 18, 2019) – The NAPA Auto Parts 30th Anniversary Thunder on the Hill season opener is set for Tuesday night, June 11 at the Grandview Speedway. The series that just doesn’t quit will return to the hill on Tuesday night, June 11 with the Jesse Hockett $10,000 to win USAC Non-Wing National Sprint Series event, joined by the 358 Grandview modifieds. Fans with Advance tickets may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM with General admission tickets going on sale at 5 PM. Race time is set for 7:30 PM. This spectacular double header brings together two premier divisions that is sure to rock the house.

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 leave your name and number of tickets you will need. Feel free to leave your phone number as well. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night after 3:30 PM. These tickets will 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.

“It’s exciting to think that we are going into our 30th year of Thunder on the Hill and the Jesse Hockett Classic is a great way to open the series” Promoter Bob Miller said. Some 13 years ago, it was Miller and track owner Bruce Rogers who worked out the deal to bring the nationally known USAC stars back to Pennsylvania.

On June 11, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series takes to the track for thJesse Hockett Classic, featuring a $10,000 payday that will help highlight the King of the non-wing jungle. ‘The Macho Man’ Brady Bacon proved he has mega powers at Grandview Speedway claiming the past two USAC victories – but anything can happen on the third-mile when there are $10,000 bucks up for grabs.

The PA Posse 410 sprint cars invade the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, July 2 and they’ll be competing for $10,000 to win the twenty-fifth Grandview Speedway Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week event. NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson has put the PA Posse in their place for two consecutive seasons, but a strong field of local competitors plans to keep that cash on home turf. Look for local favorite Ryan Smith to hunt down and capture that first career Thunder victory wheeling the Mike Heffner sprint car in the new season.

The debut of the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets takes place on Tuesday, July 30. For years fans have begged, bargained, and pleaded for the Midgets on the Bechtelsville high banks and there’s no better time than the 30th Anniversary season of Thunder on the Hill. Many of the same USAC Sprint Car stars will strap into midgets for this event like Brady Bacon and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

The 5th Annual Levan Machine Truck Equipment Thunder Cup event brings the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions to the one-third mile Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 22. A highlight of the Thunder season, the All Star event will pay homage to the late Greg Hodnett, with a special memorial trophy.

The 358 Modifieds will co-headline all of the previously mentioned events, competing in 30 lap events for $3,000 to win and lucrative NASCAR points. Grandview’s premier weekly division always thrills the crowd with side-by-side action.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series concludes on Saturday, October 22 with the House of Thunder Halloween Party featuring the 22nd running of the Modified Traffic Jam – where Big-Blocks battle Small-Blocks in the Mods at the Madhouse. Alongside the Modifieds, the Sportsman, and MASS Sprint Cars will also be in action.

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.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule

Tuesday, June 11 USAC Non-Wing Sprints 40 laps & 358 Modifieds Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win!

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

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets 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

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 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.

 

 

RAY TILLEY CLASSIC FOR 410 SPRINT CARS PLUS GRIT HOUSE ROUTE 35 SUPER LATE MODEL CHALLENGE SERIES & ROADRUNNERS SUNDAY, APRIL 28, AT SELINSGROVE!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –Selinsgrove Speedway will present a rare Sunday night special event at 6 p.m. April 28 featuring the 410 sprint cars in the Ray Tilley Classic sponsored by Icon Legacy Custom Modular Homes plus the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series for super late models and roadrunners.

The 30-lap tribute race honoring the memory of the track’s former four-time sprint car champion will pay $4,088 to win and $400 to start out of a total purse of $18,388. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format for the sprint cars.

The super late models will compete in the track’s first Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series race of the year in a 25-lap main event paying $2,500 to win. The roadrunner division will round out the three-division racing card with a 12-lap race.

Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. with grandstand gates at 4 p.m. Qualifying will begin at 6 p.m.

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.

There will be no racing at the Snyder County oval Saturday, April 27. The speedway’s Saturday night schedule resumes at 7 p.m. May 4 with the return of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series in the Eleven Oaks Farm “Battle of the Grove II” for 360 sprint cars plus limited late models.

Purse for 30-Lap 410 Sprint Car Ray Tilley Classic SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019: 1) $4,088 2) $1,600 3) $1,400 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
Also Racing: Super Late Models, Roadrunners
Pit Gates Open: 3pm
Grandstand Gates Open: 4pm
Race Time: 6pm
Admission for Sunday, April 28, 2019: Adults $20; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

 

 

BAPS Motor Speedway

BAPS Motor Speedway is back for another Saturday night under the lights! This Saturday, April 20, BAPS will feature the Super Sportsman, Street Stocks, Extreme Stocks, PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints* and the EMMR. *The PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints will complete the make up feature from April 7 followed by racing a complete program.

Featured Cars on Display 2 to 4PM John Scarborough's 305 Sprint Car Jimmy Combs' Street Stock

Stick around for intermission as track emcee, Dave Hare, begins a season-long series of driver interviews titled, "Faces Behind The Helmets." This Saturday's featured drivers will be 305 Sprint Car driver, John Scarborough, and Super Sportsman driver, Matt Ondek. We also have a special treat for the kids! During intermission, BAPS Motor Speedway invites all children in attendance down to the track, to take part in race track rides on a mini bus, driven by Extreme Stock driver, Jeff Gill. The mini bus will take two-lap trips around the speedway. (Parents will be allowed to ride with smaller children.)

Sat., April 20, 2019 Fire Rescue Products Night Gates: 2PM, Grandstands: 3PM Hot Laps: 3:45PM (Followed by 305 Sprint make up feature) Heats: 5PM General Admission: $14 Seniors: $12, Students: $5 12 & Under: FREE! Pit Admission $30

 

 

UNITED RACING CLUB 360 SPRINTS RETURN TO SELINSGROVE THIS SATURDAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Capital Renegade United Racing Club (URC) will sanction the 360 sprint car portion of the four division racing program at Selinsgrove Speedway this Saturday, April 20. The super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will also be on the racing card.

Track gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing slated to start at 6 p.m.

The 360 sprint cars and super late models will each compete in 25-lap main events paying $2,000 to win. The pro stocks and roadrunners will race in 15- and 12-lap features, respectively.

This Saturday will be the third racing program of the early #WideOpen2019 season at the speedway and there have been no repeat feature winners in any of the weekly four divisions to date.

Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., and Jason Shultz of Carlisle took the 360 sprint car victories. The super late model races went to Coleby Frye of Dover and Jeff Rine of Danville. In pro stock racing, Brandon Moser of Middleburg and Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove were winners, while Smith Cope of Danville and Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek scored in the roadrunners.

The speedway will close out the first month of the season at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, with the annual Icon Legacy Custom Modular Homes Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars plus the first Grit House Route 35 Super Late Model Challenge Series race, and roadrunners.

April 28 will be the first of four appearances by the 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove this season in the 30-lap, $4,088-to-win tribute race honoring the memory of former four-time champion Ray Tilley of Pine Grove.

The Grit House Route 35 Series late model race will pay $2,500 to win the 25-lap race on April 28.

There will be no racing Saturday, April 27.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park’s Friday Night Lights opener for go karts will take place at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 19. 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 Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

Admission for Saturday, April 20: Adults $15; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

 

 

Sprints & Sportsman On Friday Holiday Racing Card At Williams Grove

Hoseheads.com Gives 200 Youth Free Chocolate & Chance To Meet Smith & Haas

4/14/19

Mechanicsburg – The one and only appearance of the season by the winged super sportsman at Williams Grove Speedway is coming up this Friday, April 19 when starting time moves to 8 pm.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars are likewise on the program with gates opening at 6 pm on Blazer’s Body Shop Night at the track.

Courtesy of Hoseheads.com, the premier sprint car internet website, the first 200 kids ages 12 and under entering the speedway thorugh the main grandstand admission gate will receive a FREE chocolate Easter bunny.

To help celebrate the holiday weekend, the Hoseheads.com hoppers giveaway at the gate will begin when gates open at 6 pm however from 6:30 to 7, sprint car drivers Ryan Smith and Cory Haas will be on hand to help hand out the chocolate while also meeting fans.

Adult general admission for Good Friday sprint car and super sportsman 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

Formerly a regular divison at the track, the super sportsman rarely appear at Williams Grove today thus fans will not want to miss their one and only chance to see the sportsman in action at the Grove this season, on Friday.

The sportsman will compete in heats and a 20-lap main paying $1,250 to win courtesy of Blazer’s Body Shop and BMJ Services.

Sportsman in action at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night will be governed by the same rules and specs as those imposed weekly on the division at Baps Motor Speedway.

The 410 sprints will race in heats and a 25-lap main paying $4,080 to win on Friday.

Blazer's Body Shop is located in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania and serves customers in York, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties. Blazer’s offers highly-skilled car repair technicians to get your vehicle back on the road in no time, ensuring that repairs are done right.

Learn more about Blazer's Body Shop by visiting their official website at www.blazersbodyshop.com.

Coming up on April 26 at the oval, the HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprints will make their season debut along with the 410 sprints.

The supers will race in the first Yellow Breeches 500 event of the season on April 26 with the feature paying $500 just to start.

And then May 3 will find the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour 360 sprints and the URC 360 sprints combine as the second running of the Eleven Oaks Farms Battle Of The Groves takes center stage.

The Battle Of The Groves event at Williams Grove will pay out a total purse of nearly $20,000 for the ASCS/URC 360 sprints 25-lap main event.

To be carried on MAV TV, the event will pay a hefty $4,000 to win and $400 just to start.

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.

 

 

Dewease Triumphs Again at Port Royal Against All Star Circuit of Champions, Yoder Wins Mason Dixon Late Models Feature Following Devin Hart DQ

By Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Even the most dominant competitors in all of sports sometimes need a little luck. Whether it's a missed call on the football field, a ball that just isn’t dropping on the basketball court or injury/misfortune for others, it all plays into the final outcome.

However, it's how the veterans of the sports world react and how they capitalize on these breaks that makes the difference.

Following a lucky late-race caution with 2 laps to go, Lance Dewease found his groove and made the race-winning pass coming to the white flag over a dominant Danny Dietrich to claim the $6,000 Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway sanctioned by the Ollie's Bargain Outlet Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 April 13.

The win was Dewease's 111th career victory at the Port Royal Speedway and his 38th Career All Star triumph. Specifically Dewease has won 6 of the last 7 visits by the series to the speedway.

"I was happy when that caution came out because It meant we had a shot," said Dewease. "I had a line and I could run the middle for a couple laps, but the longer we ran, I couldn’t do it.

"I could run it up 1 and 2 and make gains, but after about 5-6 laps I couldn't keep up, so I just got in line and followed him. I was just saving tires and seeing what would happen in the end and we got a restart and here we are."

Dietrich and Anthony Macri would lead the field to the green and Dietrich would race out to the early lead. Meanwhile, Dewease, from his 6th starting position, was already into 4th on the backstretch of lap 2.

Logan Wagner, who started 13th, was also on the early move sliding into 9th by lap 6. By this time, Dietrich was closing in on lap traffic and Macri was on his bumper.

The two cars swapped the lead in turn 4, with Dietrich prevailing at the line on lap 8. Macri tried to pull ahead of Dietrich heading into turn 3 and the two cars made contact, sending Macri into the inside guardrail and rolling over lightly to bring out the red flag. Macri would walk away unharmed.

"I feel bad for Anthony, but with the mufflers on these things you can’t really hear anything out there and I definitely couldn't see him," said Dietrich, of the incident. "I'm lucky I didn't go for a ride myself honestly. My dad taught me at a young age, left fronts and rights rear don't go well together and in that position you're at the mercy of the guy in front of you and his right rear. I feel bad, but it's just kind of a learning moment and racing deal for him."

Dietrich once again led the field back to the green flag, however it was Dewease moving again. After he gained 3rd as a result of the accident, he slid under Dale Blaney for second in turn four and began to set his sights on Dietrich on lap 9.

Dietrich once again approached lap traffic at the halfway point and by lap 21, Dewease was nose to tail with Dietrich. For the next several laps, Dietrich hugged the bottom of the speedway while Dewease attempted to maneuver the middle of the track, unable to ever pull past the leader.

It looked like Dietrich was going to go non-stop, but Brock Zearfoss came to a stop on the front stretch with 2 laps to go with a flat right rear tire, setting up for a 2 lap dash to the checkers.

Dietrich led the field to the green flag for the final time and Dewease pounced, pulling along side the leader and turns 1 and 2. Coming down the backstretch, Dewease and Dietrich were side by side, as Dewease made the winning move to roar of the crowd coming to the white flag.

Dewease would pull away slightly and complete the final circuit to take his first checkered flag of 2019.

"Me and Danny were wheel to wheel. I got to him and I knew if I I could get ahead of him in the middle of the corner he wouldn't be able to get off the corner if I got that close," said Dewease. "It worked out. This is only our 2nd race together this year and I'm extremely happy to get a win."

For Dietrich, he felt his car was much better in traffic and that if they didn't get that late caution, he had the race won.

"That last caution really killed us and I didn’t want to see that. We had a really great car out in traffic and I knew once that happened we were kind of a sitting duck," said Dietrich, of Gettysburg, Pa. "I knew he was going to go pretty much wherever we didn't and I just got to give my hats off to them. They were better in open air and anytime you lose to that team you can’t be too upset because they are one of the best in the country for a reason."

Wagner finished third, followed by Aaron Reutzel, Blaney, Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith, Dylan Cisney, Freddie Rahmer and Steve Buckwalter rounding out the top 10.

Spencer Bayston, who took a provisional to start the race and started 27th, was the hard charger after gaining 16 positions to finish 12th.

Feature Finish, 30 Laps: 1. Lance Dewease; 2. Danny Dietrich; 3. Logan Wagner; 4. Aaron Reutzel; 5. Dale Blaney; 6. Lucas Wolfe; 7. Ryan Smith; 8. Dylan Cisney; 9. Freddie Rahmer; 10. Steve Buckwalter; 11. Mike Wagner; 12. Spencer Bayston; 13. Paul McMahan; 14. Tim Shaffer; 15. Blane Heimbach; 16. Dave Blaney; 17. T.J. Stutts; 18. Jared Esh; 19. Tyler Reeser; 20. Cory Eliason; 21. A.J. Flick; 22. Ryan Taylor; 23. Cale Conley; 24. George Hobaugh; 25. Brock Zearfoss; 26. Cory Haas; 27. Anthony Fiore; 28. Anthony Macri.

 

 

SHULTZ, RINE, BACHMAN & JONES TAKE WEEK TWO WINS AT SELINSGROVE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Third starting Jason Shultz of Carlise took the lead on lap four and won his first 360 sprint car race of the season and 19th career in Saturday night’s 25-lap main event at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Jeff Rine of Danville was victorious for the 109th time in his career at the track in the 25-lap super late model feature.

Shultz and Rine collected $2,000 for their victories in the second week of action this season at the speedway.

Defending pro stock champion Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove won the 15-lap pro stock race. It was his 51st win in the division and his 62nd win overall at the track

Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek added his name to drivers that have won on the 1/5th mile Selinsgrove Raceway Park inner oval and on the big half mile picking up the 12-lap roadrunner race with a last lap pass.

Selinsgrove Speedway returns to racing action at 6 p.m. Saturday April 20, with another four division show featuring the United Racing Club/Keller’s Auto body 360 sprint cars, Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling super later models and the A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners. Track gates open at 4 p.m.

Ryan Kissinger flew around the top of the racetrack to take the sprint car lead. Jason Shultz grabbed second from the second row and they were followed by Jimmy Stitzel, Colby Womer and Derek Locke in the early laps.

Ryan Stillwaggon spun in turn three bringing out the yellow flag on lap three.

Shultz dove under Kissinger for the lead but Kissinger horsepowered his way back to the front down the back stretch. Going into turn one on the following lap Schultz made the same move but was able to hold of Kissinger for the top spot.

“I was really uncomfortable on the restart and was just hanging on.” Schultz said. “It was a little better once I got out front but Ryan (Kissinger) was really pressing.”

Lap eight saw Colby Womer slow on the speedway, bringing out the caution again.

Shultz and Kissinger raced the next lap side by side but Stitzel spun in the second turn again slowing the field. The restarts allowed Chad Layton and last week’s winner Kyle Reinhardt to enter the top five.

Derek Locke found some speed on the restart and on lap 10 took over the runner up position.

By the midway point, Shultz held a second and a half lead while the battle was on for second between Kissinger, Locke and Layton when Locke and Layton got together and spun on the front stretch. With the two front runners going to the rear, Davie Franek and Adam Carberry slid into third and fourth. Reinhardt and Cody Keller quickly got by Carberry for fourth and fifth.

Franek pressured Kissinger and got by him for second on lap 21 but was not able to challenge the high flying Schultz who won by 2.86 seconds over Franek, Kissinger, Keller and Carberry.

Sprint car heats went to Colby Womer and Adam Carberry.

Dan Snyder took the late model feature lead from the outside pole and was followed by Jeff Rine, Jim Yoder, Shawn Jones and Kenny Trevitz

Jim Yoder brought out the caution when he rolled to a stop on the third lap.

Rine flew around the top of turns one and two to take the lead on the restart.

Chris Casner, Brett Schadel, Meade Hahn and Austin Berry tangled in turn two to bring out the yellow flag on lap six. Hahn, Schadel and Casner were able to rejoin the field.

Rine again took off but last week’s winner Coleby Frye was soon in third right on Snyder’s tail. Frye grabbed second coming off the fourth turn on the high side.

Cody Lyter stopped on the track wiping out a 3.9 second lead for Rine and put Frye right on his rear bumper.

Rine slid high in turn three allowing Frye to get inside him. Frye slid up and got into Rine but the pair continued down the front stretch.

“Whew!” Rine exclaimed. “That was some tough racing. It was rough in the turn and Coleby got under me. That was tough.”

Dan Green’s car quit in the third turn on lap 21 setting up yet another Rine, Frye restart that didn’t happen as six cars piled up in the second turn blocking the track, bringing out the red flag. No drivers were injured.

Another three car incident on the restart kept the field under caution.

Snyder cooled his tires under caution and got back by Frye for second but never challenged for the lead

Rine ran the rest of the distance out front winning by 3.7 seconds over Snyder, Jones, Trevitz and Schadel.

Late model heats were won by Jim Yoder, Dan Snyder and Dave Stamm.

Kyle Bachman grabbed the pro stock lead from the pole and then just about spun in the third turn. Bachman held on but it allowed last week’s winner Brandon Moser to take second from Shaun Lawton, Corey Long and John Schoch.

Late in the race Moser drew to the back of Bachman when the caution came out for Lori Croop on lap 13, setting up a green, white, checkered finish.

Bachman ran the rest of the distance with Moser and Lawton on his tail but held on for the win, by .452 seconds over Moser, Lawton, Long and Schoch.

The pro stock heat was won by Kyle Bachman

Will Brunson took the roadrunner lead followed by Jake Jones, Curtis Lawton, Brian Mabus and Terry Kramer.

Jones pressured Brunson and took the lead on lap three. Brunson stayed right on his tail as the pair raced away from the field.

Brunson got back in front on lap nine when Jones slid high in the second turn. Coming off the last turn Brunson slid high and Jones regained the lead for the win. Lawton, Kramer and Mabus rounded out the top five.

The roadrunner heats were won by Jake Jones and Will Brunson

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 13 April 2019 360 Sprint Cars – 15 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 29 Jason Shultz 2) 28F Davie Franek 3) 66 Ryan Kissinger 4) 99 Cody Keller 5) 47 Adam Carberry 6) 35 Chad Layton 7) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 8) 88 Chad Miller 9) 1 Jake Hummel 10) 11 Ryan Stillwaggon 11) 77 Derek Locke 12) 33W Michael Walter 13) 4 Jimmy Stitzel 14) 19 Colby Womer 15) 1Q Thomas Radivoy Heat Winners: Colby Womer, Adam Carberry Late Models – 24 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 2J Jeff Rine 2) 4S Danny Snyder 3) 32 Shaun Jones 4) 61 Ken Trevitz 5) 22 Brett Schadel 6) 74 Randy Christine 7) 63 Nathan Long 8) 46 Dan Green 9) F1 Coleby Frye 10) 7 Dick Houtz 11) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 12) 17 Nick Dickson 13) 9 Hayes Mattern 14) 3 Tim Wilson 15) 86 Austin Berry 16) 7M Meade Hahn 17) 25 Kody Lyter 18) 121 Larry Neiderer 19) 6 Donnie Schick 20) 33C Chris Casner 21) 27 Jim Yoder 22) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 23) 10 Dave Stamm 24) 76 Andy Haus Heat Winners: Jim Yoder, Danny Snyder, Dave Stamm Pro Stocks – 8 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 99B Kyle Bachman 2) 8M Brandon Moser 3) 92 Shaun Lawton 4) 00 Cory Long 5) 89 John Schoch 6) 55 Lori Croop 7) 86 Wayne Shaffer 8) 77T John Troxell Heat Winner: Kyle Bachman Roadrunners – 13 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 7 Jake Jones 2) 8B Will Brunson 3) 33 Curtis Lawton 4) 992 Terry Kramer 5) 2B Brian Mabus 6) 10 Matt Keister 7) 28M Miranda Minium 8) 12 Tom Underwood 9) 60 Jimmy Kessler 10) 28 Nick Decker 11) 1 Smith Cope 12) 8 Daren Rice 13) 3 Tom Brunson Heat Winners: Jake Jones, Will Brunson

 

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

ALAN KRIMES IS BACK WITH HIS SECOND WIN OF 2019; Doug Hammaker finds Victory Lane for First Time in 2019; Steve Drevicki goes wire to wire in USAC East Coast Season Opener

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 20, 2019 (7PM) 16th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial: Spring Championship for 410 Sprints ($6,900 to win + time trials) + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, April 27, 2018 (7:30PM) McSherrystown Moose Lodge #720 Night; 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + 358 Late Models

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Extreme Stocks (York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races and York County Racing Club Night)

Abbottstown, PA (April 13, 2019) – Alan Krimes ended a two-year drought from victory lane earlier this year. On Saturday Krimes was back in victory lane, this time after a much shorter hiatus, to earn his 20th career win at Lincoln Speedway.

For the second week in a row Cole Young started on the front row of the feature, but this week it was the pole. Brett Michalski shared the front row with Young.

Young went to the top of the track at the start which let Michalski get his nose under Young going into turns 1 and 2. Michalski was about to lead lap 1 when the caution came out for Chad Trout who got turned around in turns 3 and 4. The caution set the field up for a complete restart.

Michalski got his nose under Young again on the restart but this time Young got a good run coming out of turn 2 to give him the edge over Michalski going down the back stretch to lead lap 1.

Chase Dietz, Brent Shearer and Krimes were waging a three-way battle for third place. Dietz emerged the victor and started to work on Michalski for second. It didn’t take long for Krimes to join in and once he did, he made quick work of Dietz and Michalski in two laps to take second.

While Krimes was working his way through the front of the field Adam Wilt was doing the same and had just moved into fourth when the red flag came out on lap 11. The race leader, Young, hit the front stretch wall and flipped ending his night.

Krimes inherited the lead and led Dietz, Wilt, Michalski and Brian Montieth to the cone for the single file restart.

Monteith, true to his nick name “The Edge” went to the top of the track in turns 1 and 2 on the restart and got around Michalski for fourth.

Wilt got under Dietz in 1 and 2 for second and they stayed side by side with Wilt edging Dietz at the flag stand by half a car length for the position on lap 14.

With Krimes approaching lapped traffic, Wilt was able to close the gap between him and the leader. Once the leaders were in lapped traffic Wilt was able to keep pace with Krimes. Wilt gave it one last shot trying the bottom in turns 1 and 2 but he couldn’t catch Krimes.

Krimes beat Wilt to the checkered flag by .772 seconds. Montieth held onto third. Dietz finished fourth and Michalski completed the top five.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Cole Young, Dan Shetler and Brent Shearer.

Doug Hammaker finds Victory Lane for First Time in 2019

Kenny Kuhn started on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Austin Treuchet on the outside of row 1. Both Kuhn and Treuchet were chasing their first career win at Lincoln Speedway. Seventh-place starter, Doug Hammaker, was chasing his 10th career win at the track.

Kuhn got out to the lead on the start but there was contact throughout the field which resulted in Tyler Walton coming to a stop on the front stretch, bringing out the caution.

The field lined up for a complete restart with Kuhn getting out to the lead once again. This time Treuchet was on his bumper trying to take the lead.

While Kuhn and Treuchet were battling for the lead, Hammaker started to make his way through the field. By lap 4 Hammaker was up to fourth. Hammaker then went to work on Alyson Dietz for third. Hammaker tried to the outside of Dietz in turns 1 and 2 but both drivers were running the same line coming out of turn 2. Hammaker got under Dietz going into turn 3 and had the position as they came out of turn 3.

Once he was settled into third, Hammaker started to reel in the leaders. The caution came out on lap 9 for Brett Strickler who got turned around in turn 2.

The leaders came to the restart cone nose to tail with Hammaker all over Treuchet. Hammaker pulled off a slide job in turns 1 and 2 for second when the caution came out again on lap 10 for DJ Montgomery when he got turned around in turn 4. Montgomery rejoined the field.

Kuhn got a great jump on the field at the cone. Hammaker went to the outside of Treuchet in turns 1 and 2 to take second.

Hammaker tried the outside of turns 1 and 2 to get around Kuhn but couldn’t take the spot. The red flag came out on lap 15 for Wyatt Hinkle who flipped in turns 1 and 2. Zach Allman was also involved.

With five laps to go the field lined up for a single file restart. Hammaker went to the high side of the track going into turn 1 on the restart and had the lead over Kuhn coming out of turn 4.

While Hammaker was taking the lead, Dietz was battling Treuchet for third and Jeff Halligan and Tyler Ross were racing hard for fifth.

The white and yellow flags came out at the same time when Troy Wagaman Jr. got turned around in turn 4, leading to a green then checkered flag finish.

Hammaker held onto the lead on the final lap to earn his 10th career win at the speedway. Kuhn crossed the line second and Treuchet held onto third. Ross made a last lap pass for fourth and Dietz finished fifth.

358 Sprint heats were won by Tyler Walton, Chris Frank and Travis Scott.

Steve Drevicki goes wire to wire in USAC East Coast Season Opener

With their scheduled season opener at Williams Grove falling victim to Mother Nature, the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars started their 2019 season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday.

Last year’s series champion, Steve Drevicki, started on the pole with Carmen Perigo to hisoutside.

Drevicki got out to the lead and never looked back though there was plenty of racing throughout the field behind him.

The caution flag came out on lap 1 for Matt Boland who got sideways in turn 2. Boland rejoined the field.

Drevicki led the field to the restart cone for a single-file restart. Three cars got together on lap 3 in turns 3 and 4 to bring out the caution. Mark Bitner, Ryan Quackenbush and Matt Boland were the cars involved.

Drevicki paced the field once again for the single-file restart with Perigo, Eric Jennings, Eddie Strada and Trey Hivner in tow.

Strada, Perigo and Jennings had a three-way battle second with Perigo holding onto the spot. Strada moved up to third on lap 7 and then went to work on Perigo for second. As Strada and Perigo battled for second Drevicki was pulling away from the rest of the field.

Strada got by Perigo for second on lap 10 by beating him to the flag stand by the nose of his car.

Lapped traffic didn’t slow Drevicki down and he beat Strada to the checkered flag by 6.328 seconds. Perigo crossed the line third, Chris Allen Jr. finished fourth and Chandler Leiby completed the top five.

USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars heat winners were Chandler Leiby and Eric Jennings.

Next Saturday, April 20, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with $6,900 to win 16th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial and Spring Championship for the 410 Sprint Cars plus 358 Sprint Cars and Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 7PM with pit gates opening at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM.

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, April 13, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 75-Chase Dietz/ 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 29-Dan Shetler; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 2W-Glennond Forsythe; 13. 19M-Landon Myers; 14. 90-Jordan Givler; 15. 48H-Bradley Howard; 16. 21T-Scott Fisher; 17. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF); 18. 12-Brent Shearer (DNF); 19. 17-Cole Young (DNF): 20. 15s-Shai Morris (DNF); 21. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS); 22. 10K-Joe Kata (DNS); 23. 9-Ryan Linder (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Cole Young (1-11) & Alan Krimes (12-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 75-Chase Dietz; 3. 99-Kyle Moody; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF); 8. 9-Ryan Linder (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 29-Dan Shetler; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 90-Jordan Givler; 5. 27G-Jay Galloway; 6. 97-Brie Hershey; 7. 10K-Joe Kata (DNF); 8. 19M-Landon Myers (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 15s-Shai Morris

358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 4R-Doug Hammaker ($1,100); 2. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 3. 51-Austin Treuchet; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 50-Alyson Dietz; 6. 45-Jeff Halligan; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 5-Travis Scott; 11. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 12. 44-Dylan Norris; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 77-David Holbrook; 15. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 16. 99-Zachary Cool; 17. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 18. 5A-Zach Allman; 19. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 20. 511-John Sharpe; 21. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF); 22. 34-Mark Van Vorst (DNF); 23. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); 24. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF); 25. 2D- Dylan Orwig (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Kenny Kuhn (1-15) & Doug Hammaker (16-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 14T-Tyler Walton; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 50-Alyson Dietz; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 7. 5A-Zach Allman; 8. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 9. 511-John Sharpe

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 00-Chris Frank; 2. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 3. 45-Jeff Halligan; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 10-Nik Gower (DNF); 9. CJ Tracy (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 5-Travis Scott; 2. 51-Austin Treuchet; 3. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 38-Brett Strickler; 8. 99-Zachary Cool; 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF)

358 Sprint Consolation (10 laps) - 1. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 38-Brett Strickler; 3. 5A-Zach Allman; 4. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 5. 99-Zachary Cool; 6. 511-John Sharpe; 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 8. 10-Nik Gower (DNS); 9. 21-CJ Tracy (DNS)

USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars:

USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 19-Steve Drevicki ($1,500); 2. 5G-Eddie Strada; 3. 21-Carmen Perigo; 4. 71-Chris Allen Jr; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 32-Eric Jennings; 7. 7-Trey Hivner; 8. 14-Trevor Kobylarz; 9. 33B-Bill Unglert; 10. 17J-Johnathon Swanson; 11. 22T-Matt Boland; 12. 3H-Heidi Heden; 13. 8-Larry Drake; 14. 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush (DNF); 15. 117-David Swanson (DNF): 16. 15-Mark Bitner (DNF); 17. 11a-Craig Pelligrini (DNF) 18. B1-Joey Biasi (DNS)

Lap Leader – Steve Drevicki (1-25)

USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 5G-Eddie Strada; 3. 21-Carmen Perigo; 4. 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush; 5. 15-Mark Bitner; 6. 33B-Bill Unglert; 7. 117-David Swanson; 8. 3H-Heidi Heden; 9. 11a-Craig Pelligrini (DNS)

USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 32-Eric Jennings; 2. 19-Steve Drevicki; 3. 7-Trey Hivner; 4. 71-Chris Allen Jr.; 5. 22T-Matt Boland; 6. 14-Trevor Kobylarz; 7. 17J-Johnathon Swanson; 8. 8-Larry Drake; 9. B1-Joey Biasi (DNS)

 

 

Rains Halt All Stars Tommy Memorial At Williams Grove, Sept. Make-Up Announced

4/12/19

Another round of Friday rain has halted racing at Williams Grove Speedway and tonight’s All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars event, slated to be the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic on April 12.

Mid-afternoon showers and the clear expectation for more steady, heavier rain during the evening forced the decision.

Williams Grove officials and All Stars Officials are pleased to announce that the circuit will return to stage the Tommy Memorial Classic, paying $5,000 to win, coming up later this season, on Friday September 20. The 358 sprint cars are also on the September 20 racing program.

Action at the speedway now shifts to next Friday, April 19 when the oval moves to an 8 pm starting time with gates opening at 6 pm for a Good Friday holiday racing program featuring the 410 sprints and the super sportsman.

Thanks to Hoseheads.com, the first 200 kids ages 12 and under entering the main grandstand admission gate on the frontstretch beginning at 6 pm will receive a FREE chocolate Easter Bunny. Sprint car drivers Ryan Smith and Cory Haas will be on hand to help give out the candy to young fans beginning at 6:30.

 

 

Mother Nature Wins Round One At Clinton County Motor Speedway

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2019

Lock Haven, PA- Racers and fans will have to wait another week before starting the 2019 season at Clinton County Motor Speedway.

Showers moved into the area during the afternoon forcing postponement of April 12 action.

As a result, the season opener is now set for Friday April 19 at 7:30 pm. Gates open at 5. Warm-ups start at 7.

On the opening night card are the Smith Excavating & Construction limited late models, Gary's Motor Mart Laurel Highlands IMCA sprint cars, Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks, Weaver's Radiator & Auto Repair/Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking 270 micro sprints & 600 micro sprints.

Parents are invited to bring children to the Kids Easter Candy Scramble presented by GFY Racing Supply of Avis, PA. The company is a speedway sponsor and, supply race teams with quality race fuel, tires and parts. They can be reached at (570)-295-6760 or on Facebook.

General admission is just $ 12. Students 12-17 are admitted for $ 10. Under 12 is free. Pit admission is $ 30.

New this season is Clinton County Motor Speedway's inclusion in RainedOut.Com. To receive postponement information direct to you simply log on RainedOut.Com, search Clinton County Motor Speedway and enroll.

Cancellation announcements will also be released through local news media, Facebook and the speedway web-site, www.clintoncountyspeedway.com.

 

 

Several Pre-Race Festivities for Fans During Big Weekend Doubleheader

By: Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, PA- As Port Royal Speedway prepares for a big 2-race weekend at the speedway, race fans are encouraged to show up early for several special events.

As an added bonus to fans attending Saturday’s April 13th Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Keith Kauffman Classic race, Late Model driver Devin Hart, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Keith Kauffman and 410 Sprint Car driver Tim Shaffer will be signing autographs by the pavilion just inside the main gate of the speedway.

Drivers will be on hand from 3:30- 4:30 pm and race cars will be on hand as well for fans to get an up-close and personal look.

Gates open at 3:00 pm with a race start time of 6:00pm. General Admission is $22, Students $10 and Pit Admission is $35.

Prior to Sunday’s April 14 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “Rumble by the River”, the guys from Turn 5 Turn Around will host a special pre-race show with several local standouts and series drivers at the stage located next to the ticket gate.

Fans are encouraged to attend and listen to interviews with the drivers as well as possible giveaways during the show. For fans not able to attend, the pre-race show will live stream on Facebook on the Turn 5 Turn Around page. Drivers will be announced closer to the event and it is weather permitting.

All gates will open at 2pm with racing scheduled to begin at 6pm. General admission is $25, students are $10 with pits costing $40.

 

 

COMING UP NEXT AT BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY...
The highly anticipated "Features Only" Night is almost here!

This Saturday, April 13, BAPS Motor Speedway will feature "Start Them All, Features Only" Night! That means ALL CARS START!

The Super Sportsman will be on hand along with the Late Models, Street Stocks, Extreme Stocks and the Central PA Legends.

Central PA Legends title sponsor, The Pizza Shop of Etters, will be returning with a tasty new giveaway! Get ready... Legends drivers will be giving away FREE GARLIC KNOTS to the loudest fans at intermission!


Join us beforehand as Central PA Legends drivers Zachary Settle, Alex Schmiedel & Tim O'Sheehan will have their Central PA Legend cars on display from 1-4PM.

Sat., April 13, 2019
Start Them All, Features Only Night
Gates: 2PM, Grandstands: 3PM
EASTER EGG HUNT: 2PM
Racing: 5PM
General Admission: $14
Seniors: $12, Students: $5
12 & Under: FREE!
Pit Admission $30

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO ACTION THIS SATURDAY
WITH SECOND FOUR DIVISION SHOW OF 2019 SEASON

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present its second racing program of the early 2019 season at 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 13, featuring the Keller’s Auto Body & Towing 360 sprint cars, Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models, and the A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners.

Track gates will open at 4 p.m. with engine starts at 5:15 p.m. Qualifying will get underway at 6 p.m.

The 360 sprint cars and super late models will compete in 25-lap main events paying $2,000 to win. The pro stocks and roadrunners will race in 15- and 12-lap races.

In last week’s Opener, Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., won his first career sprint car race at Selinsgrove Speedway in convincing fashion. Coleby Frye of Dover won the late model opener, while Brandon Moser of Middleburg and Smith Cope of Danville scored Opening Day victories in the pro stocks and roadrunners, respectively.

On Saturday, April 20, the United Racing Club traveling 360 sprint car contingent will sanction the first race of 2019 along with super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 6 p.m.

The speedway will close out the first month of the season at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, with the annual Icon Legacy Custom Modular Homes Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars plus the first Grit House Route 35 Super Late Model Challenge Series race, and roadrunners.

April 28 will be the first of four appearances by the 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove this season in the 30-lap, $4,088-to-win tribute race honoring the memory of former four-time champion Ray Tilley of Pine Grove.

The Grit House Route 35 Series late model race will pay $2,500 to win the 25-lap race on April 28.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park’s Friday Night Lights opener for go karts will take place at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 12. 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 Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway To Host 2 Touring Series for Big Doubleheader Weekend

By: Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, PA- Port Royal Speedway will return with one of the biggest weekends of the entire year as both the Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of champions presented by Mobil 1 and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series traveling series come to the speedway for a 2-Race weekend April 13-14.

Following a 2-month long layoff after they opened the season in Florida, the All Stars will make their highly anticipated first visit to the ‘Speed Palace’ April 13th for the Keith Kauffman Classic vying for the $6000 winners share.

This event honors the all-time leading 410- Sprint Car feature winner at the Juniata County oval, Kauffman. To go with his 129 speedway victories, Kauffman also picked up 24 career victories against the All Stars.

Defending series champion Aaron Ruetzel, a winner at the speedway in 2018, along with series regulars Dale Blaney, Brock Zearfoss, Spencer Bayston and more will look to take on the Weikerts Livestock 410 Sprint Car regulars to include Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, defending track champion Logan Wagner and more in a battle of some of the best sprint car racing has to offer.

Also on the bill for Saturday’s event will be the Mason Dixon Limited Late Model Series vying for $1000 to the winner.

All gates open at 3pm with racing scheduled to begin at 6pm. General Admission is $22, students are $10 and pit admission is $35.

Sunday April 14 will be the Lucas Oil Late Model Series annual visit to the speedway for the “Rumble by the River”.

Series drivers like Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Jonathan Davenport will look to take on River Valley Builders Port Royal regulars like defending track champion Jeff Rine, Coleby Frye and all-time great Rick Eckert. All in quest of the $10,000 winners share!

Last years event was won by Scott Bloomquist, who is currently recovering from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

As part of a double header for the series, the Mason Dixon limited late models will once again also take to the track racing for $1500 to the winner.

All gates will open at 2pm with racing scheduled to begin at 6pm. General admission is $25, students are $10 with pits costing $40.

 

 

Duke tops 43-car PASS field For Port Royal win

Selinsgrove’s Ken Duke Jr. (#67) grabbed the lead from Nathan Gramley (#23) in turn two on lap 12 and went on to win Saturday’s 20-lap PASS/IMCA feature at Port Royal Speedway. It was Duke’s second straight win for 2019.

Late-charging Johnathan Jones (#12J) got past Gramley with two laps to go and took second place, 2.226 seconds behind the winner. Gramley held on for third, followed by Nick Sweigart (#8) and Ryan Lynn (#26). Completing the top 10 were Greg Dabrosky (#88D), John Scarborough (#61), defending PASS champion Zach Newlin (11Z) , Dave Grube (#3D) and Cale Riegle (#99).

The largest field in Central Pennsylvania sprint car racing so far this year, 43 cars, entered the race, and 25 of the 26 starters completed the distance. Entries came from as far away as Vermont and North Carolina.

From his fourth starting position, Duke quickly assumed the runner-up spot behind Gramley, with Dabrosky, Lynn and Scarborough giving chase. At the race’s midway point, Gramley led by .697 seconds, but traffic gave Duke his chance on lap 12, and the 2016 PASS champ made the best of it. At one point his lead stretched to more than three seconds, before Jones, who moved from sixth to second over the last five laps, narrowed the final margin.

Heat races were won by Scarborough, Gramley, and Grube. Heat winner Landon Price (#69P) was light on the scales and lost his victory, with Devin Adams (#99A) moving up to that spot. Twin consolation races were won by Michael Wenrick (#911) and Drew Ritchey (#880).

Newlin and Ritchey were the big movers under green, advancing from 16th to 8th and from 20th to 12th place, respectively.

The Port Royal race began a weekend double for the PASS/IMCA racers, with action scheduled again Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway, where the division joins 410 and 358 sprinters for an all-open-wheel show, beginning at 5 p.m.

PORT ROYAL RESULTS

1. Ken Duke 2. Jonathan Jones 3. Nathan Gramley 4. Nick Sweigart 5. Ryan Lynn 6. Greg Dabrosky 7. John Scarborough 8. Zach Newlin 9. Dave Grube 10. Cale Riegle 11. Kyle Ganoe 12. Drew Ritchey 13. Robert Garvey 14. Jaremi Hanson 15. Jake Waters 16. Devin Adams 17. Tim Stallings 18. Josh Dressley 19. Scott Lutz 20. Domenic Melair 21. Jay Krout 22. Samantha Lieberman 23. Scott Ellerman 24. Dave Wickham 25. Michael Wenrick 26. Doug Dodson (DNF)

 

 

Two Big Dates For Fans At Williams Grove April 12 & 19

Fans Meet Reutzel, Haas & Smith ~ Hoseheads.com Gives Away 200 FREE Easter Treats

4/7/19

Mechanicsburg – A pair of important dates for fans of all ages is in the offing on the Williams Grove Speedway schedule, April 12 and April 19.

Both dates feature the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars with the April 12 event being the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic, sanctioned by the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

It will be on that night that fans will get the chance to meet reigning All Stars series titlist Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas.

Reutzel will take 30 minutes to meet and greet fans and sign autographs, in the infield on April 12, from 6:15 to 6:45 pm.

Reutzel just recently upended the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series during the tour’s swing through California.

And then on Friday night, April 19, the Good Friday holiday racing program will feature “The Hoseheads Hoppers Giveaway At The Gate," for all kids ages 12 and under.

Sponsored by Hoseheads.com, the premier sprint car internet website, the first 200 kids entering the main admission gate on the frontstretch will receive a FREE chocolate Easter Rabbit.

Sprint car drivers Cory Haas and Ryan Smith will be on hand to help hand out the Easter treats from 6:30 to 7 pm.

Smith is in the midst of his first season behind the wheel of the Mike Heffner-owned No. 27 sprinter while Haas is again piloting John Trone’s No. 39 on the circuit this season.

The 305 sprints are also on the April 12 program while the super sportsman make a rare appearance on April 19.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

 

All Stars Will Honor Hinnershitz Carrer With Memorial Classic Friday

4/7/19

Mechanicsburg – This Friday’s All Stars sprint car show at Williams Grove Speedway is meant to honor its original winner. He was the first. He had one of the most recognizable names in motorsports history dating back to the 1930s.

On tap at Williams Grove on Friday will be the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic, honoring the late, great racer from Oley that holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at the brand new Williams Grove Speedway back on Sunday, May 21, 1939.

Hinnershitz won the race in what was called a “hard and heady” event to best the famed Joie Chitwood.
Hinnershitz’s death in 1999 left behind an auto-racing legacy worthy of note by any standards.

During his 30-year career spanning 1930-1960, “The Fying Dutchman,” as he was known, amassed seven AAA/USAC Eastern Big Car Championships, taking titles in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956 and in 1959.

He had garnered 103 total AAA/USAC feature wins with 19 taking place at Williams Grove.
Hinnershitz set 43 AAA track records during his tenure and would compete in three Indianapolis 500s.

At the time of his death, the 87-year old was ranked second behind Steve Kinser on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s Top Sprint Car Drivers of All Time list.

Back in 1939, when Hinnershitz passed Chitwood for the lead in that maiden race at Williams Grove, the duel was billed as “one of the most thrilling bits of driving ever witnessed on a Pennsylvania speedway.”

It was said that when Hinnershitz passed Chitwood, “the Big Chief was met with acclaim from the crowd.”

And Williams Grove will bestow even more worthy acclaim in the Big Chief’s honor this Friday night.

Adult general admission for the April 12 racing program is set at $20 with students ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

 

Heimbach, Ferree and Duke Pick Up Feature Wins in Non-Stop Feature Night

 By: Justin Snyder

 PORT ROYAL, Pa: Blane Heimbach is a veteran behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. When asked about next weekend's Keith Kauffman Tribute Race hosted by the All Star Circuit of Champions, Heimbach remarked how it made him feel old as he remembered fondly trading sliders and competing with the all time leading feature winner at the Port Royal Speedway.

 If Saturday night's results are of indication of what's to come, Heimbach still has plenty left in the tank.

 Heimbach maneuvered lap traffic and held off Lucas Wolfe and a hard charging Anthony Macri to pick up his 13th career Weikerts Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory at the Juniata County oval. The win moved Heimbach into a tie for 26th on the all-time victory list with Barry Camp, Chad Layton and Stevie Smith.

 "I don’t know if it looked any worse then it felt out there, but I just couldn’t do anything with those lap cars out there late," said Heimbach, a Selinsgrove native. "I just tried to not do anything stupid and make nice straight laps. I'm just happy we got it done and are sitting here in victory lane."

 Western Pennsylvania invader George Hobaugh and Heimbach led the field to the green with Heimbach jumping out to the early lead. However, it was not for long, as fourth starting Wolfe used the top line in turns 1 and 2 to move into 2nd and slid Heimbach for the lead coming out of turn 4 to lead the opening circuit.

 Wolfe would open up a sizeable lead over the next 6 laps before hitting lap traffic on lap 6. That was the break Heimbach needed as he was able to close the distance heading into lap 8 before using the bottom in turn's 3 and 4 to regain the lead coming to the flag stand.

 "You really have to get going in these races early and Lucas was able to run all over the place there to start," said Heimbach. "I couldn’t get going there in the beginning, but once I figured out where I could run well on the track I was able to shorten it up a bit and get around him there on the bottom."

 Fifth place starting Macri moved past A.J Flick for 3rd on lap 9 and began to put the heat on Wolfe while Heimbach began to stretch his lead. Over the next 9 laps, Heimbach would comfortably lead, though as he attempted to pass the lap cars of last week's winner Ryan Taylor and rookie Tyler Reeser, Wolfe would close within a car length with 3 to go.

 "I was good for maybe a dozen or 15 laps out there and the car just really started freeing up and I wasn't really going anywhere," said Heimbach. "They were racing pretty hard there in front of me and I couldn’t get around them. I didn’t want to wreck us all to get there so I just held on and tried to not make any mistakes."

 Wolfe attempted to use the bottom over the final 3 laps to get past Heimbach in turns 1 and 2, though he was never able to pick up enough momentum to make the pass. On the final lap he gave it one last effort, but Heimbach was able to pull away for his first victory at the speedway since 2017 by a margin of .446 seconds.

 Macri, Dietrich and hard charging Ryan Smith made up the top 5. Flick, Brock Zearfoss, Cory Eliason, Cory Haas and Hobaugh rounded out the top 10.

 "I knew that the end would be trouble like that. The track was really good, but it kept getting damp there towards the end," said Heimbach. "We have been no good all year and last year when the track gets slick."

 "We've got a lot of work to do still. But obviously this is a step in the right direction. It’s one night and one race, but we're getting better and we'll keep at it to see if we can’t win a few more of these things this year."

 Wolfe added that the lap traffic played a big part in the race, which went nonstop, getting away from him.

 "We were really good there at the original start but we really struggled there once we hit traffic," said Wolfe. "It's always disappointing when you have the lead and give it up, but hats off to those guys for taking advantage of things and we'll just keep working to get better."

 410 Sprint Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Blane Heimbach; 2. Lucas Wolfe; 3. Anthony Macri; 4. Danny Dietrich; 5. Ryan Smith; 6. A.J. Flick; 7. Brock Zearfoss; 8. Cory Eliason; 9. Cory Haas; 10. George Hobaugh; 11. Mike Wagner; 12. Logan Wagner; 13. Tony Stewart; 14. Jared Esh; 15. Dylan Cisney; 16. T.J. Stutts; 17. Tyler Reeser; 18. Ryan Taylor; 19. Jeff Miller; 20. Rick Lafferty; 21. Nicole Bower; 22. John Garvin; 23. Brandon Matus; 24. Tyler Bear.

 Late Models

 Alex Ferree held off a hard charging Andy Haus during the non-stop 25 lap River Valley Builders Late Model race to claim his first career victory at Port Royal Speedway.

 "It's amazing to get my first win in front of all these fans and I couldn't be happier," said Ferree, from Saxonburg, Pa. "They call this place 'The Speed Palace' for a reason and man was it great out there!"

 Chad Myers and Ferree led the field to the green, with Ferree holding a slight edge by a nose at the flag stand at the completion of lap 1.

 Going into turn 1, Ferree cleared Myers and quickly jumped out to a comfortable lead, while 4th place starter Gene Knaub was an early mover moving into 3rd and battling for 2nd. However, Knaub would slow and pull into the infield on lap 5 with mechanical issues.


 Fereee would approach lap traffic on lap 10 and have trouble getting around the lap cars of Scott Slickinger and Kyle Knapp, allowing Myers and Haus to close in.

 "Every time I went high, they went high. Every ime I went low, they went low. I just couldn't pick the right line to pass those lap cars and I really was struggling," said Ferree.

 As Ferree attempted to pass the lap cars over the next several laps, Haus would pass Myers for 2nd on lap 18 and set his sights on the leader. By lap 22, Haus was on Ferree's bumper.

 On the final turn, Haus attempted a latch ditch effort slider and the leaders made contact, beating and banging down the front stretch to a standing ovation of cheers from the fans. Ferree would hold on take the $2000 victory by a margin of .112 seconds.

 Myers, Jeff Rine and Mike Lupfer rounded out the top 5 with Gary Stuhler, Nick Dickson, Dylan Yoder, Austin Berry and Dan Stone completing the top 10.

 "Andy could've given me a little more nose if he wanted to there, but he raced me pretty clean and I'm just grateful to hold on," said Ferree of the drag race to the checkered flag.

 For Haus, he said the lapped cars really allowed him to have a chance, otherwise without any cautions it was Ferree's race to lose.

 "The lap cars really held him up and they played into my hands there at the end to give us a shot," said Haus, from Easton, Pa. "I wasn't able to quite slide him there, but we gave it everything we had and I'm just glad to come home with a 2nd tonight."

 

 Late Model Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Alex Ferree 2. Andy Haus 3. Chad Myers 4. Jeff Rine 5. Mike Lupfer 6. Gary Stuhler 7. Nick Dickson 8. Dylan Yoder 9. Austin Berry 10. Dan Stone 11. Dave Brouse Sr. 12 Trent Brenneman 13. Matt Lux 14. Colton Flinner 15. Tim Wilson 16. Nathan Lasalle 17. Scott Flickinger 18. Kyle Kanpp DNF: Justin Kann, Roy Deese, Gene Knaub, Time Smith Jr.

 305 Sprints

 Ken Duke Jr. claimed the victory in a 20 lap non-stop feature for the PASS/IMCA Penns Valley Meat Market 305 Sprint Cars over Jonathon Jones.

 Nathan Gramley and Greg Dabrosky led the field to the green with Gramely jumping out to the early lead over Duke, who started 4th.

 Gramely would lead for the first 11 laps before Duke, using the bottom of turns 1 and 2, pulled ahead of him for the lead and never looked back.

 Jones, who started 7th, utilized the top of the speedway to make moves late, however he was never able to mount much of a battle as Duke went on to win by a 2.226 second margin.

 It was Duke's second consecutive victory in the series, as he previously was victorious at Path Valley Speedway before picking up the $350 purse for winning at 'The Speed Palace'.

 Gramley, Nick Sweigart, Ryan Lynn, Greg Dabrosky, John Scarborough, Zach Newlin, Dave Grube and Cale Reigle rounded out the top 10.

 305 Sprint Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Ken Duke Jr.; 2. Jonathan Jones; 3. Nathan Gramley; 4. Nick Sweigart; 5. Ryan Lynn; 6. Greg Dabrosky; 7. John Scarborough; 8. Zach Newlin; 9. Dave Grube; 10. Cale Reigle; 11. Kyle Ganoe; 12. Drew Ritchey; 13. Robert Garvey; 14. Jaremi Hanson; 15. Jake Waters; 16. Devin Adams; 17. Tim Stallings; 18. Josh Dressler; 19. Scott Lutz; 20. Domenic Melair; 21. Jay Krout; 22. Samantha Lieberman; 23. Scott Ellerman; 24. Dave Wickham; 25. Michael Wenrick; 26. Doug Dodsen
 

Williams Grove Hosts All Stars Tommy Classic Friday

305 sprints fill out racing card

4/7/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic coming up Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm, sanctioned by the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

The All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints will invade to compete for the 30-lap, $6,000 top prize and they will bring with them another stout group of competitors to take on the local Pennsylvania Posse sprint car drivers.

Adult general admission for the April 12 racing program is set at $20 with students ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

The PASS/IMCA 305 sprints are also on the special All Stars Tommy racing card.

Tommy Hinnershitz, known as “The Flying Dutchman,” from Oley, Pennsylvania, holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at historic Williams Grove Speedway back on May 21, 1939.

Williams Grove will honor his legacy with Friday’s Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial, pitting the All Stars traverlers against the Pennsylvania Posse for the first time this season.

Over the years since the All Stars first appeared at Williams Grove back in 1970, no bonafide touring All Star has ever won an All Stars race at Williams Grove Speedway.

Coming into 2019, the Pennsylvania Posse holds a perfect 35 and 0 record against the All Stars.

And they want to keep that record alive in the Tommy Memorial but a talented field will be pulling pitside to challenge for bragging rights.

First in line will be defending All Stars champion Aaron Reutzel from Clute, Texas. Reutzel recently upended the World of Outlaws Series in California.

Back in the saddle for 2019 and ready to get his first-ever Williams Grove victory is six-time series champion Dale Blaney of Hartford, Ohio, aboard the Sam McGhee No. 11 entry.

Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston, aboard one of two Premier Motorsports entries, will be in action along with teammate Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, who is now a touring regular with the series.

Cory Eliason of Visalia, California, will be campaigning in the Rudeen Racing No. 26.

All Stars firepower will come from veteran Paul McMahan in the Buch No. 13 along with Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson, a former series champion, will also be on hand.

Additional All Stars this season include Gerard McIntyre Jr., Tyler Esh, John Garvin, George Hobaugh Jr., Canada’s Skylar Gee and Cale Conley of Vienna, West Virginia, in the Jessup No. 7K.

Former All Stars champion Tim Shaffer of Aliquippa is also expected to compete.

Lance Dewease is the defending winner of the Tommy race, two times running with a total of three event wins in his career since it took the Tommy name in 2007. Prior to that time the race was known as the Early Bird Championship, begun in 1983.

Other top locals who should be in the hunt for the $6,000 victory include Danny Dietrich, Cory Haas, Lucas Wolfe and Ryan Smith.

Friday’s event will also be the first race in the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the oval.

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

 

 

REINHARDT, FRYE, MOSER & COPE TAKE SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY OPENING DAY WINS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway opened the 2019 season on Saturday night. Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., driving for John Westbrook, picked up his first career win at the speedway in the 25-lap 360 sprint car event.

Coleby Frye, of Dover, wired the field for the win in the 25-lap model feature. It was Frye’s 21st career win at the Snyder County oval.

Reinhardt and Frye both collected $2,200 for their Opening Day victories.

Brandon Moser, of Middleburg, and Smith Cope, of Danville, also wired the field for their opening night wins in the 15-lap pro stock and 12-lap roadrunner main events, respectively.

Selinsgrove Speedway returns to racing action at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, with another four division show featuring the Keller’s Auto Body & Towing 360 sprint cars, Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling super late models, and the A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners. Track gates open at 4 p.m.

Mallie Schuster and Cody Keller got together in the first turn at the start of the sprint car feature with both cars flipping and bringing out the red flag immediately. Both drivers were uninjured.

Outside front row starter Davie Franek swept around the outside of the track to take the lead from polesitter Derek Locke with Mark Smith Jason Schultz and Kyle Reinhardt in hot pursuit.

On the fourth circuit, fourth-place starter Reinhardt made the winning pass by Franek in turn one. Lap eight brought out the caution flag for a car slowing on the speedway wiping out a 2.6 second lead. Smith used the restart to take third from Locke as Reinhardt again started to build a sizable lead.

At the halfway point, Reinhardt was leading Franek, Smith, Locke, and Shultz. Smith used the low side of turns three and four to take second from Franek who then slowed to a stop with a flat.

Smith pressured Reinhardt at the start but could not keep pace with him. Reinhardt beat Smith to the finish line by 3.4 seconds. Locke, Jason Schultz and Chad Layton rounded out the top five.

Sprint car heats went to Smith and Schultz.

Second-place starter Coleby Frye rocketed into the lead of the start of the late model feature and was followed by polesitter and defending champion Bryan Bernheisel, Justin Weaver, Brett Schadel and Danny Snyder were in close pursuit.

Frye, who is back driving his own F1 number racer, immediately went to the high side of the speedway.

John Myers spun and clipped the first turn fence bringing out the caution flag on lap seven.

Frye again assumed the lead over Bernheisel as the pair drove away from the field. Lap 11 saw the yellow flag unfurl again as Kyle Lee and Meade Hahn spun in the second turn.

Frye led the rest of the distance, despite some additional caution flags winning over Bernheisel by 2.9 seconds. Schadel, Snyder and Jim Bernheisel finished in the top five.

Late model heats were won by Bryan Bernheisel, Frye and Schadel.

Fourth-place starter Brandon Moser took the early lead in the pro stock feature and was followed by Shaun Lawton, Kyle Bachman, Corey Long and Brad Myers. Moser built up a lead but by lap eight Lawton was on his rear bumper looking for the lead.

The caution flew on lap 11 slowing the field. On the restart Moser continued to lead with Lawton stalking him but Moser took the checkered flag, .322 second in front of Lawton, Bachman, Long and Myers.

Pro stock heats were won by, Moser and Lawton.

Polesitter Smith Cope took the lead in the roadrunner feature and was followed by Will Brunson, Jason Zook, Curtis Lawton and Brian Mabus.

A lap five caution was disastrous for Brunson who slowed on the track bringing out the caution on the next lap.

Cope spent the rest of the race holding off the charge of Zook around the high side of the speedway but Cope, despite the fact that he didn’t have brakes, slid up to close the door and take the checkered flag over Zook, Lawton, Mabus and Tom Underwood.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 6 April 2019 360 Sprint Cars – 15 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 2) M1 Mark Smith 3) 77 Derek Locke 4) 29 Jason Shultz 5) 35 Chad Layton 6) 19 Colby Womer 7) 33W Michael Walter 8) 47 Adam Carberry 9) 66 Ryan Kissinger 10) 1 Jake Hummel 11) 19 Ryan Linder 12) 28F Davie Franek 13) 99K Cody Keller 14) 49 Malle Shuster 15) 11 Ryan Stillwaggon Heat Winners: Mark Smith, Jason Shultz Late Models – 21 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) F1 Coleby Frye 2) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 3) 22 Brett Schadel 4) 4S Danny Snyder 5) 74 Randy Christine 6) 171 Jim Bernheisel 7) 32 Shaun Jones 8) 27 Jim Yoder 9) 2T Kyle Lee 10) 10 Dave Stamm 11) 46 Dan Green 12) 7M Meade Hahn 13) 121 Larry Neiderer 14) 31 Denny Superko 15) 7 Dick Houtz 16) 72 Justin Weaver 17) 9 Hayes Mattern 18) 63 Nathan Long 19) 20 John Myers 20) 1W Billy Wampler 21) 6 Donnie Schick Heat Winners: Bryan Bernheisel, Coleby Frye, Brett Schadel Pro Stocks – 10 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 8M Brandon Moser 2) 92 Shaun Lawton 3) 99B Kyle Bachman 4) 00 Cory Long 5) 94 Brad Myers 6) 17 Ray Rothfuss 7) 89 John Schoch 8) 55 Lori Croop 9) 86 Wayne Shaffer 10) 55T John Troxell 11) 10 Tommy Dawson Heat Winners: Brandon Moser, Shaun Lawton Roadrunners – 13 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 1 Smith Cope 2) 28Z Jason Zook 3) 33 Curtis Lawton 4) 2B Brian Mabus 5) 12 Tom Underwood 6) 32 Ken Schreffler 7) 60 Jimmy Kessler 8) 992 Terry Kramer 9) 28M Miranda Minium 10) 28 Nick Decker 11) 8 Will Brunson 12) 8 Darren Rice 13) 7J Jake Jones Heat Winners: Smith Cope, Jake Jones

 

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

THREE FEATURES WITH THREE LAST LAP PASSES FOR THE WIN; Victories go to Freddie Rahmer, Troy Wagaman Jr. and Billy Brian Jr.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 13, 2019 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + USAC East Coast Wingless Sprints

Saturday, April 20, 2019 (7PM) 16th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial: Spring Championship for 410 Sprints ($6,900 to win + time trials) + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, April 27, 2018 (7:30PM) McSherrystown Moose Lodge #720 Night; 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + 358 Late Models

Abbottstown, PA (April 6, 2019) – Freddie Rahmer made it two in a row with his victory at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night.

Trey Hivner and Cole Young shared the front row with Hivner on the pole. Tyler Esh and Dan Shetler made up the second row. Hivner and Young made contact on the start. As a result of the bumping on the front row, Young made contact with Esh sending him into the wall. Esh came back down the track on the front stretch hitting Adam Wilt and then collecting TJ Dehaven as they tumbled down the front stretch. Esh landed on his side with Dehaven’s car sitting up on its tail-end. All drives were able to walk away from the crash.

After the red flag the field lined up for a complete restart. This time the front row made a clean start with Young staying on the high line around the track to lead lap 1. Brian Montieth made his way up to second from his fourth starting spot on lap 2. Young had half a straight-away lead over Montieth before Brian started to reel him in. Montieth tried the bottom in turns 3 and 4 on lap 6 but couldn’t make the pass. It didn’t take long after that for Montieth to take the lead, he passed Young in turns 1 and 2 on the next lap to find himself in the front of the field.

As Montieth was battling for first, Rahmer had made his way up to third from his ninth starting spot by lap eight. Rahmer got under Young on lap 9 in turns 1 and 2 to take second.

Montieth hit lapped traffic on lap 12. Alan Krimes was up to fourth on lap 13 from his sixth starting spot.

Montieth was able to keep two lapped cars between himself and Rahmer as Freddie struggled to get around the lapped car of Landon Myers. After getting around Myers, Rahmer was starting to close the gap between him and Montieth when the caution came out on lap 21 for Young and Jim Siegel going into turn 3. Young had been running fourth when he got caught up with Siegel who was running fifth. Both cars were unable to rejoin the field.

Rahmer got his nose under Monteith in turns 1 and 2 on the restart but was not able to complete the pass. The final caution of the race came out on the restart when Brett Michalski and Rodney Westhafer got together in turn 1.

Freddie stayed with Brian on the restart, not letting him get to far out ahead. Rahmer nearly pulled off a slide job for the lead in turns 3 and 4 on lap 23. After coming out of turn 2 on the last lap, Rahmer made the pass for the lead on the back stretch and held off Monteith through turns 3 and 4 to beat him to the flag stand by .155 seconds. Alan Krimes crossed the line third. Dan Shetler finished fourth and Tim Glatfelter completed the top five.

Rahmer’s win on Saturday made him the first repeat winner in the 410 division at Lincoln Speedway in 2019.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Brian Montieth, Cole Young and Tyler Esh.

Wagaman Wows the Crowd with Last Lap Pass for the Win

Zach Allman was slated to start on the pole of the feature but stopped on the back stretch while the field was lining up. Allman was not able to rejoin the field.

Allman’s misfortune moved Wyatt Hinkle into the pole position with Alyson Dietz starting second. Dietz took the lead coming out of turn 2 to lead lap 1. Hinkle stayed wheel to wheel with Dietz on the next lap beating her to the flag stand to take the lead. Troy Wagaman Jr. was up to third from his sixth starting spot when Hinkle took the lead.

The first caution of the race came on lap 4 for Travis Scott in turn 4 when he got turned around holding off a charging Jeff Halligan for fourth. Scott was able to rejoin the field.

Hinkle got out to the lead on the restart with Wagaman and Dietz battling for second. Wagaman tried the high side to get around Dietz on the restart to no avail. Wagaman made the pass for second on the next lap, lap 6.

The final caution of the race came out on lap 9 for Kenny Kuhn and Nick Palmerino in turn 2. Halligan got under Dietz in turns 1 and 2 on the restart to take third. Doug Hammaker followed suit to take fourth, shuffling Dietz back to fifth.

The top six cars started to pull away from the rest of the field. The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 16. As Hinkle worked his way around lapped cars Wagaman was able to chase him down. Wagaman made the winning pass in turns 1 and 2 on the last lap.

Wagaman held off Hinkle and beat him to the flag stand by .370 seconds. Halligan finished third. Hammaker was fourth and Tyler Walton completes your top five.

358 Sprint heats were won by Zach Allman, Alyson Dietz and Jeff Halligan.

Billy Brian Jr. Adds a Wingless Super Sportsman Win to his Impressive Lincoln Resume

Billy Brian Jr. is no stranger to Lincoln Speedway. Brian won the 410 Track Championship in 1995 and won a World of Outlaws race at the track in 1993.

Brian started on the pole with Joey Biasi to his outside. Brian got out to the lead at the start of the race, but the caution came out before the first lap could be completed. John Sullivan came to a stop in turn 4.

Brian held onto the lead again on the complete restart. Drevicki was up to third from his fifth starting spot on lap 2. Drevicki started to go to work on Biasi for second and nearly got him as they drag raced to the flag stand on lap 3. Drevicki made the pass for second on the next lap in turns 1 and 2.

Carmen Perigo Jr. started the race fourth and got shuffled to fifth at the start. Perigo regained the fourth spot on lap 6 and tracked down Biasi in two laps to take third on lap 8.

The caution came out on lap 9 for Ryan Rutz in turns 3 and 4.

The top three pulled away form the field as a 4-way battle got underway for fourth between Todd Leonard, Tony Jackson, Steve Wilbur and Joey Biasi.

Drevicki was working hard on Brian for the top spot. The two drivers were drag racing to the flag stand for the lead when the caution came out on lap 14 for Tony Hampton in turn 1.

Perigo went to the top line on the restart and nearly took second from Drevicki. Wilbur was up to fourth on lap 17 from his eighth starting spot.

Brian and Drevicki pulled away form the field to battle for first. Drevicki got his nose under Brian on lap 20 as they raced down the back stretch but didn’t complete the pass. When they made it to the flag stand on lap 22 Drevicki had a .026 advantage over Brian.

Brian got the lead back from Drevicki coming out of turn 2 on lap 23 and held him off to lead the lap. The leaders hit lapped traffic going into turn 1 with two laps to go. A lapped car allowed Drevicki to take the lead back in turns 1 and 2. Drevicki took the white flag with the lead and Brian right behind him.

Brian went to the bottom of the track to pass his team mate, Drevicki, and caught his left rear just enough to turn him sideways. Drevicki was able to keep his car moving preventing another caution.

Brian kept his car straight and went on to take the checkered flag by 1.674 seconds over Perigo Jr. Wilbur crossed the line third. Tony Jackson finished fourth and Drevicki held on to finish fifth.

Wingless Super Sportsman heat winners were Billy Brian Jr., Steve Drevicki and Carmen Perigo Jr.

Next Saturday, April 13, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 & 358 Sprint Cars and USAC East Coast Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 7PM with pit gates opening at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM.

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, April 6, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($3,500); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 35-Steve Owings; 10. 7-Trey Hivner; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 12. 90-Jordan Givler; 13. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 14. 59-Jimmy Siegel (DNF); 15. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNF); 16. 44-Rodney Westhafer (DNF); 17. 19M-Landon Myers (DNF); 18. 35E-Tyler Esh (DNF); 19. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF): 20. 74D-TJ Dehaven (DNF); 21. 75-Chase Dietz (DNS); 22. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Cole Young (1-7), Brian Montieth (8-24), Freddie Rahmer (25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 7-Trey Hivner; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 74D-TJ Dehaven; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 7K-Dan Shetler; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 35o-Steve Owings; 6. 19M-Landon Myers; 7. 90-Jordan Givler

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 35-Tyler Esh; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 99-Kyle Moody; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 44-Rodney Westhafer; 7. 75-Chase Dietz (DNF)

358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. ($1,100); 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 45-Jeff Halligan; 4. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton; 6. 41B-Tyler Ross; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 50-Alyson Dietz; 10. 44-Dylan Norris; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 28-Matt Findley; 13. 77-David Holbrook; 14. 21-CJ Tracy; 15. 27-Jacob Galloway; 16. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 17. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 18. 5-Travis Scott; 19. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 20. 51-Austin Truechet; 21. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); 22. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 23. 5A-Zachary Allman (DNS); 24. 44B-Dave Brown

Lap Leaders – Alyson Dietz (1), Wyatt Hinkle (2-19), Troy Wagaman Jr. (20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 5A-Zachary Allman; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 6. 41B-Tyler Ross; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 21-Cj Tracy

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 50-Alyson Dietz; 2. 44B-Davey Brown; 3. 5-Travis Scott; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 8. 34-Mark Van Vorst

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 45-Jeff Halligan; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 51-Austin Treuchet; 7. 27-Jake Galloway; 8. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNS)

Wingless Super Sportsman:

Wingless Super Sportsman Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 16-Billy Brian Jr.($1,500); 2. 93-Carmen Perigo Jr.; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur; 4. 17J-Tony Jackson; 5. 28-Steve Drevicki; 6. B1-Joey Biasi; 7. 7-Todd Leonard; 8. 1A-Craig Perigo; 9. 4-Derek Shaffer; 10. 2-Austin Lorah; 11. 63-Kevin Gutshall; 12. 59W-Dave Conrad; 13. 38DD-Luke Lenker; 14. 19R-Eric Rutz; 15. 38S-Tom Savage; 16. 47-Joshn Winslett; 17. 47T-Tony Hampton; 18. 2J-Jason Failor; 19. 83-Chad Masonheimer; 20. 64-Levi Peck (DNF); 21. 14B-Rohan Beasley (DNF); 22. 16R-Ryan Rutz (DNF); 23. 15-Guy Johnston (DNF); 24. 09-John Sullivan (DNF) 25. 05-Steve Whary (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Billy Brian Jr. (1-21, 23, 25), Steve Drevicki (22, 24)

Wingless Super Sportsman Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 16-Billy Brian Jr.; 2. 63-Kevin Gutshall; 3. 16R-Ryan Rutz; 4. 14B-Rohan Beasley; 5. 38S-Tom Savage; 6. 83-Chad Masonheimer (DNF); 7. 2J-Jason Failor (DNF); 8. 47-John Winslett (DNF); 9. 15-Gary Johnston (DNF)

Wingless Super Sportsman Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 28-Steve Drevicki; 2. 1A-Craig Perigo; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur; 4. 4-Derek Sheaffer; 5. 2-Austin Lorah; 6. 47T-Tony Hampton; 7. 38DD-Luke Lenker; 8. 09-John Sullivan (DNS)

Wingless Super Sportsman Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 93-Carmen Perigo Jr.; 2. B1-Joey Biasi; 3. 7-Todd Leonard; 4. 17J-Tory Jackson; 5. 59W-Dave Conrad; 6. 19R-Eric Rutz; 7. 64-Levi Peck; 8. 05-Steve Whary (DNF)

 

 

ONE MONTH AWAY … LUCAS OIL AMERICAN SPRINT CAR SERIES RETURNS TO WILLIAMS GROVE & SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAYS FOR “BATTLE OF THE GROVES II” MAY 3 & 4!

MECHANICSBURG/SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- One of the most anticipated sprint car racing weekends of the year in central Pennsylvania is just one month away on May 3 and 4 at Williams Grove and Selinsgrove Speedways!

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

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

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

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

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

For additional information on the participating speedways, please visit williamsgrove.com and selinsgrovespeedway.com.

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

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY 2019 SEASON OPENER SET FOR THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 6!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s 73rd Anniversary, #WideOpen2019 Season Opener is slated for 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 6, featuring the Keller’s Auto Body & Towing 360 sprint cars, Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling super late models, and A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners.

Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. with grandstand gates at 4 p.m. Engine starts will be at 5:15 p.m. and the first official green flag of the season will wave at 6 p.m. Saturday will also be York County Racing Club Night.

The 360 sprint cars and super late models will each compete in 25-lap main events paying $2,200 to win to kick off the new season.

The pro stocks will vie in a 15-lap feature with the roadrunners rounding out the first four division show of the year in a 12-lap race. All divisions will begin their 2019 points championship chases this weekend.

Defending champions Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J. (360 sprints); Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon (super late models); Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove (pro stocks); and Keith Bissinger of Orangeville (roadrunners) are expected to be in the field this Saturday.

The same four divisions will also race Saturday, April 13, and Saturday, April 20 (with the United Racing Club).

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile oval located inside the track’s half-mile course, will open its 19th Anniversary go kart season at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 5. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

The kart track will also host the first Burris Money Series race of the season at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 7.

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.

 

 

 

COMING UP NEXT AT BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY...
It's the first doubleheader weekend of the year at BAPS Motor Speedway, and we have two fun events planned for the entire family!

First up will be R.E. Fink & Sons Night, this Saturday, April 6. On the card will be the Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks & Extreme Stocks.

Prior to the racing action, Bud Witmer's Street Stock & Travis Horan's Extreme Stock will be on display from 2:30-4PM in the common area. There will also be a "Kids Toilet Toss" from 3-5PM in the common area with lots of prizes up for grabs!
During intermission, the BAPS event crew will select two fans from the grandstands to compete in a Timed Toilet Toss on the frontstretch.

And if that's not enough, Late Model drivers, Jennifer Hartz & Alan Sagi will compete in a Timed Drivers Toilet Toss Game on the frontstretch during intermission!

The 410 Sprint Cars return to BAPS Motor Speedway, this Sunday, April 7th as "Wintermyer Auto Salvage Night" features the Sprintcarunlimited.com 410s, 358s and PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints.

Arrive early and meet 410 Sprint Car drivers, Brian Montieth, Dan Shetler, Brett Michalski and 2019 Little Ms. Motorsports, Courtney Wolf, in the frontstretch grandstand area. The autograph session will take place from 3:30-4PM.

One lucky general admission fan will take home $500 thanks to Wintermyer Auto Salvage. During the 410 Sprint Car victory lane, one general admission ticket will be drawn with the winner receiving $500!

During intermission, the BAPS event crew will select two fans from the grandstands to compete in a Timed Toilet Toss on the frontstretch.

And if that's not enough, Late Model drivers, Jennifer Hartz & Alan Sagi will compete in a Timed Drivers Toilet Toss Game on the frontstretch during intermission!

Sat., April 6, 2019 R.E. Fink & Sons Night Gates: 2PM, Grandstands: 3PM Racing: 5PM General Admission: $14 Seniors: $12, Students: $5 12 & Under: FREE! Pit Admission $30

The 410 Sprint Cars return to BAPS Motor Speedway, this Sunday, April 7th as "Wintermyer Auto Salvage Night" features the Sprintcarunlimited.com 410s, 358s and PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints.

Arrive early and meet 410 Sprint Car drivers, Brian Montieth, Dan Shetler, Brett Michalski and 2019 Little Ms. Motorsports, Courtney Wolf, in the frontstretch grandstand area. The autograph session will take place from 3:30-4PM.

One lucky general admission fan will take home $500 thanks to Wintermyer Auto Salvage. During the 410 Sprint Car victory lane, one general admission ticket will be drawn with the winner receiving $500! Wintermyer Auto Salvage generously put up another $500, this time going to a random top five finisher in the 410 Sprint Car feature. The winner's number will be drawn in victory lane.

Sun., April 7, 2019 Wintermyer Auto Salvage Night Gates: 2PM, Grandstands: 3PM Racing: 5PM General Admission: $18 Seniors & Students: $16 12 & Under: FREE! Pit Admission: $30

 


 

Turn on the Lights! Port Royal Speedway Returning to Night-Time Racing

Camera & Autograph Night For Fans Pre-Race Plus Kids Bus Rides

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway will return under the lights for the first time this season following two successful weekends of daytime racing.

First, the track has decided to host a Test & Tune session for all divisions Thursday, April 4th from 6-9 pm. Pit access is $25 with free grandstand admission for fans wishing to attend.

The Saturday April 6th event will play host to the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the River Valley Builders Late Models and the first visit of the season for the Penns Valley Meat Market 305 Sprint Cars.

It will also be a Camera & Autograph night where General Admission ticket holders will be granted pre-race pit area access from 4-5 pm. Miss Port Royal Speedway, Jasmine Strawser, will also be handing out tickets at the main gate for Kids Bus Rides around the track that will occur periodically throughout the night

All gates open at 3 pm with racing slated for 6 pm

Last week, Ryan Taylor snapped a 5 year drought at ‘The Speed Palace’ and led flag to flag for his first Sprint Car victory of the 2019 racing season. Taylor will be looking to repeat his early season success as he attempts to track down current Point Leader and opening day winner, Dylan Cisney. Cisney is currently tied atop the standings with Anthony Macri with 655 points.

Jeff Rine picked up his first win of the season last week over a stacked field of Late Model competitors. However, Rine announced he would not be competing weekly at Port Royal this season so chances are we may have another first-time winner this weekend. Michael Norris, who picked up a win against the ULMS Series on opening weekend, currently sits atop the standings with a 5 point lead over Dylan Yoder.

Finally, the 305 Sprint Cars will be making their season debut and there will be a new point champion this season. Last year’s champion, Kyle Smith, will be making the move up to 410 racing and is expected to debut shortly. Meanwhile, a large field of drivers are anticipated to attempt to put their name in the history books. This will be the first of 9 visits for the series to the Juniata County oval in 2019.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.portroyalspeedway.com or by following the oval on facebook and twitter.

Prices

Adults- $15

Students- $7

Pits- $30


 

 

Ryan Taylor Goes Flag to Flag for 6th Career Sprint Car Port Royal Victory, Rine and Hart pick up Late Model Victories

 

 By: Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

 

 PORT ROYAL, PA: March 30, 2019- Ryan Taylor is a multiple time winner at the Port Royal Speedway. With 5 career wins at 'The Speed Palace', Taylor knows his way to victory lane on the front stretch.

 

 However, he hadn't been to victory lane at the track since capturing the biggest victory of his career in the 2013 Dream Race worth $11,580.

 

 That all changed on Saturday when Taylor lead flag to flag for 25 laps on a daytime surface to best weekend invader Dale Blaney and a hungry Lucas Wolfe to claim his 6th career Weikert's Livestock 410 series victory at the Juniata County oval.

 

 "This thing was rolling around the top really nice tonight," said Taylor, a Perkasie, Pa native. "Everybody did their part tonight and all of our sponsors who put us in this position, I just can't thank them enough"

 

 Taylor and Wolfe led the field to the green and Taylor jumped out to a quick lead, while 4th starting Jared Esh moved into second to set the pace. However, Brock Zearfoss would slow on the front stretch after only 2 laps to bring out the first caution.

 

 Once back to green flag action, Taylor would once again jump out to a big lead, using the top to fly around the track. Meanwhile Wolfe would move into the 2nd position on lap 3, while 6th starting Blaney moved into 4th.

 

 Setting a quick pace, Taylor approached lap traffic on lap 8 and attempted to maneuver around Brent Shearer, allowing Wolfe to attempt a slide job in turns 3 and 4. The cars nearly made contact, however Taylor never flinched and powered off the top of the speedway to once again stretch out his lead.

 

 Shearer would spin 5 laps later in turn 3 to once again bunch the cars up under caution. This would serve as the final caution of the race.

 

 On the restart, it was Blaney making his move, sliding Wolfe in turns 1 and 2 to move into the runner up spot, attempting to pick up his first victory in the Sam McGhee Motorsports #11 in only his 4th start with the team.

 

 However, Taylor was focused on the task ahead and never looked back.

 

 "I didn’t know who was behind me and I never looked at the scoreboard," said Taylor of the hard charging Blaney. "So many times a race can be lost at the end of a race because people start worrying about what is going on behind them"

 

 "I just worried about where my car felt the best, where I had the most grip, where I need to maybe peddle it a little more on exit as it was starting to blow off a bit and I just kept my tires on the ground and tried to save it for the whole race."

 

 Taylor stretched his lead over Blaney to over a second as he approached lap traffic again on lap 20. And while Blaney was able to cut the lead in half over the final few circuits, he never really was able to muster much of a challenge as Taylor took the $3600 payday for the win.

 

 Behind Blaney, it was Wolfe, Anthony Macri and last season's track champion Logan Wagner completing the top 5. Danny Dietrich, Dylan Cisney, Spencer Bayston, AJ Flick and Esh rounded out the top 10.

 

 Coming off a season that saw Taylor take a bit of a step back schedule wise, it was a great start to the season for his team. While he's not ready to commit to battling for a track championship, it’s night's like these that will make that a possibility going forward

 

 "I don't know about a championship quite yet and that's kind of a longshot goal, but we're going to try and not miss any Saturday nights and race here every week. We really only have one motor and one car, but we'll make it happen and if 3/4 of the way through the season we feel we're in contention, we'll really put our nose down and focus on that," said Taylor.

 

 "Right now we're just focused on winning races and getting CP Carillo, MP Auto, Abreu Vineyards and all my sponsors in victory lane as many times as possible this year. I really want to perform for those who support me and getting into victory lane is the best way to do that, so winning races is the ultimate goal this year."

 

 For Blaney, while he came home as a runner-up, getting more valuable seat time with a new team and contending for wins was a win in itself. After a year that saw the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver only run 10 races, he's prepping to once again head out and chase the Ollie's Bargain Outlets Tour Championship.

 

 "It was a real good night we had out here against a great field of cars," said Blaney. "For only being my 4th night out with these guys, I think we got a real nice baseline going forwards. Nights like these will allow for a lot of success hopefully."

 

 "I got great cars and a great team, so it’s ultimately up to me to get back up to speed and make good decisions on the track. Tonight I felt like we all made good decisions as a team and it was a positive learning step."

 

 Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Ryan Taylor; 2. Dale Blaney; 3. Lucas Wolfe; 4. Anthony Macri; 5. Logan Wagner; 6. Danny Dietrich; 7. Dylan Cisney; 8. Spencer Bayston; 9. A.J. Flick; 10. Jared Esh; 11. Blane Heimbach; 12. Tyler Reeser; 13. Mike Wagner; 14. Carl Bowser; 15. Rick Lafferty; 16. T.J. Stutts; 17. Jeff Miller; 18. Brent Shearer; 19. Nicole Bower; 20. George Hobaugh; 21. Steve Buckwalter; 22. Brock Zearfoss; 23. Cole Duncan; 24. Justin Whittall; 25. Tony Fiore.

 

 Super Late Models

 

 Following up a season where he was crowned track champion at Port Royal Speedway, Danville, Pa's Jeff Rine picked right back up where 2018 left off when he picked up his first River Valley Builders Super Late Model Series win of the 2019 season at the Speed Palace.

 

 Rine, who started 7th, bested Austin Hubbard, Dylan Yoder, Mason Zeigler and last weeks ULMS winner at the track Michael Norris for his 24th career triumph at the speedway, tying him for 10th all-time on the speedway win list with Tom Peck

 

 "This is just awesome man. What a surface and what a race," said Rine, who will alternate between Selinsgrove and Port Royal this season depending on the purse.

 

 Hubbard and Nick Dickson lead the field to the green with Hubbard jumping out to the early lead. While Hubbard stretched his lead, Jason Covert was an early mover, going from his 11th starting spot to 5th by lap 5.

 

 By lap 8, Rine had worked himself up to 3rd, before sliding under Gary Stuhler for 2nd coming out of turn 4. He would set his sights on the leader before racing action would come to a halt due to a slowing Ralph Morgan on lap 13.

 

 Rine would try multiple times to slide under Hubbard after returning to green flag action , before ultimately pulling the winning move in turn 1 with a slide-job on lap 20.

 

 "The track was soo good and I really didn’t know where to go out there," said Rine. "I got a head of steam and momentum there going into turn 1 and I just rode it like a bucking bronco and was able to make it stick.

 

 Rine would hit lap traffic on lap 25 with 5 laps to go, however Hubbard would never mount a comeback as Rine, pumping his fist out the window down the backstretch would cruise to a 1.433 second victory.

 

 For Hubbard, he was just happy to come home second after leading 20 laps.

 

 "Jeff was just better than us. It's that simple," said Hubbard, of Laurel, De. "It was a lot of fun, but ultimately the best car won tonight and second is really all we can ask for."

 

 Feature Finish, 30 Laps: 1. Jeff Rine 2. Austin Hubbard 3. Dylan Yoder 4. Mason Zeigler 5. Michael Norris 6. Jason Covert 7. Nick Dickson 8. Gary Stuhler 9. Tim Smith Jr. 10. Gene Knaub 11. Matt Cosner 12. Dillan Stake 13. Dan Stone 14. Mike Lupfer 15. Andy Haus 16. Max Blair 17. Mike Pehger 18. Michael Lake 19. Austin Berry 20. Hayes Mattern 21. Bryan Berhheisel DNF: Justin Weaver, Ralph Morgan, Justin Kann

 

 Limited Late Models

 

 Port Royal's own Devin Hart capitalized on a pole position starting spot to take home the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model opener over Todd Snook, Andrew Yoder, Derick Garman and Donnie Farling.

 

 Yoder jumped out to the early lead over Hart as they both led the field to the green for the 20 lap feature.

 

 After dropping back to 4th early, Hart used the top to move into 2nd on lap 5 and set his sights on Yoder. Both cars made contact on lap 9, before Hart took the lead for good using the bottom in turn 3 and 4 in lap traffic on lap 12.

 

 Snook would pass Yoder for 2nd on lap 14. Following a lap 16 caution for 2 spinning cars in turn 3, Hart would hold off all challenges for the $800 payday by .558 second at the line.

 

 Kenny Yoder, Troy Miller, Taylor Farling, Devin Frey and Steve Kenty would complete the top 10.

 

 Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Devin Hart 2. Todd Snook 3. Andrew Yoder 4. Derick Garman 5. Donnie Farling 6. Kenny Yoder 7. Troy Miller 8. Taylor Farling 9. Devin Frey 10. Steve Kent 11. Tyler Ritchey 12. Shaun Miller 13. Jared Fulkroad 14. JR Toner 15. Rick Singleton DNF: Ryan Zook, Drew Weisser, Scott Landis, Chase Bowsman, Curt Dunn, Ethan Beasom, Dan Berry

 

 

All Stars Hit Williams Grove April 12 For Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic

3/31/19

Mechanicsburg – In just two short weeks, the first big race of the season will take place at Williams Grove Speedway when the oval hosts the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints for the first time this season.

The All Stars will invade to compete in the yearly Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic for sprint cars, going 30 laps in distance and paying $6,000 to win.

Another stout field of All Stars travelers is expected to descend on Williams Grove for the big event with the fact in mind that NO card-carrying, traveling All Star has ever won a feature event at the historic oval.

First in line will be defending All Stars champion Aaron Reutzel from Clute, Texas.

Reutzel has yet to tame Williams Grove although he does own wins elsewhere in the region.

Other top travelers expected to invade include six-time series champion Dale Blaney of Fowler, Ohio, aboard the Sam McGhee No. 11 entry.

Blaney is still seeking that elusive first Williams Grove victory of his career after riding home fifth in the 2019 season opener at the oval on March 17.

Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston, aboard one of two Premier Motorsports entries, will be in action along with teammate Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, who is now a touring regular with the series.

All the way from the left coast, Cory Eliason of Visalia, California, will be campaigning in the Rudeen Racing No. 26.

Even more All Stars firepower will come from veteran Paul McMahan in the Buch No. 13 along with Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson, a former series champion.

Then throw in Gerard McIntyre Jr., Tyler Esh, John Garvin, George Hobaugh Jr., Canada’s Skylar Gee and Cale Conley of Vienna, West Virginia, in the Jessup No. 7K and one should expect no disappointment from the 2019 version of the Tommy Classic.

Of course all the Williams Grove regulars like Lucas Wolfe, Danny Dietrich, Brian Montieth, Freddie Rahmer, Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts and more will be on hand to keep the local bragging rights intact along with semi-regular Lance Dewease.

All Stars winners at the speedway last year were Dewease, Rahmer and Jim Siegel.

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.

 

 

USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints Race At Williams Grove Friday

410 sprint and 360 wingless sprint doubleheader slated for April 5, All Stars April 12

3/31/19

Mechanicsburg – It’s not that often that you get to see wingless sprint car racing at Williams Grove Speedway but this Friday, April 5 will be one of those times.

Until the last few years, wingless racing was absent at the oval for decades but it will hit the track Friday when the USAC East wingless 360 sprints compete in the series season opener.

The Williams Grove Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints are also on the program, racing for $4,080 to win while the USAC 360 sprints compete for $1,500 to win in a 25-lap feature event.

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

Adult general admission for the April 5 double sprint 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

In just its second season of competition, the USAC East wingless sprints are looking forward to visiting Williams Grove Speedway for the first time in history.

“Adding the historical Williams Grove Speedway to the list of fantastic race tracks that the series will be visiting in 2019 really gives our series a big boost towards a wonderful 2019 racing season for the USAC-EC fans and it's racing teams,” says USAC East manager Curt Michael.

Steve Drevicki of Reading won the inaugural 2018 USAC East series title and will be in the field for the show.

Former national USAC sprint car champion Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, has expressed his tentative plan to be in the field along with USAC East drivers Coleman Gulick, Eddie Strada, Mark Bitner and many more.

Following the 410/360 sprint doubleheader on April 5 at Williams Grove Speedway, The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will invade the oval to commemorate the life and career of Tommy Hinnershitz in the annual running of the Tommy Classic on April 12.

The PASS IMCA 305 sprints will join the All Stars on the April 12 racing program.

The Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic will be part of the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the track.

Adult general admission for the All Stars show is set at $20 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.

 

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

FREDDIE RAHMER EARNS FIRST VICTORY OF YOUNG 2019 SEASON; Jeff Halligan Goes Wire to Wire for the 358 Feature Win

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + USAC East Coast Wingless Sprints

Saturday, April 20, 2019 (7PM) 16th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial: Spring Championship for 410 Sprints ($6,900 to win + time trials) + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Abbottstown, PA (March 30, 2019) – Freddie Rahmer got the monkey off his back Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, with his first win of the 2019 season.

Joe Kata started on the pole with Cole Young on the outside of row 1. Glenndon Forsythe and Tyler Esh made up row two. Kata got a good start and had the lead with Forsythe up to second when the caution came out on lap 1. Esh got sideways in turn 1 and collected Jim Siegel. Todd Gracey, who was running his 360 Sprint Car, pulled into the pits under the caution ending his night. Both Esh and Siegel pulled in parallel to their pit stalls indicating they wanted to utilize the two-minute work period. Siegel ended up pulling into his pit as there was too much damage to the No. 59. Esh was able to rejoin the field.

Rahmer was up to 4th from his 6th starting spot on the restart. Last week’s feature winner, Alan Krimes, started 9th and had made his way to 6th for the restart.

After the restart, Rahmer made his way up to 3rd on lap 2. Kyle Moody started working his way through the field from his 12th starting spot and was up to 9th in two laps. Kata started to pull away from the field as Rahmer made his way up to second on lap 4.

Kata had a lead of over 2 seconds by lap 6. Rahmer started to close the gap to Kata as they approached lapped traffic on lap 8. Rahmer had Kata’s lead down to .6 seconds and got under Kata in turns 3 and 4 on lap 11 but couldn’t complete the pass. Freddie stuck around and got by Joe for the lead coming out of turn 2 on the next lap.

It didn’t take long for Rahmer to pull away from the rest of the field. It took Freddie one lap to put 2 seconds between him and second place.

The second caution of the race came on lap 15 for Brian Montieth and Brett Michalski in turn 4. Montieth had been running 5th and had made it a 4-car battle for second with Kata, Forsythe and Adam Wilt. Both Montieth and Michalski were able to rejoin the field.

The restart with 10 laps to go erased Rahmer’s lead of 2.7 seconds over the field.

Rahmer got a great start at the cone. Lap 17 saw a lot of action as Wilt got around Forsythe for third and Moody had worked his way up to seventh.

As Wilt caught Kata a great battle for second ensued. While the battle for second was heating up, the battle for fourth, between Forsythe and Tim Glatfelter was just as exciting.

Wilt got around Kata for second on lap 22. Forsythe and Glatfelter were right there to make it a three-way battel for 3rd with Kata. Glatfelter eventually came out of the pack with third place with two laps to go.

Rahmer got to the checkered flag first for the win with Wilt crossing the line second. Glatfelter held onto third. Moody made his way up to fourth and Forsythe held onto fifth.

Two drivers traveled to the track to compete on Saturday. Cody Bova made the trip from Struthers, Ohio and Plano, Texas driver, T.J. Michael also joined the competition.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Jim Siegel, Cole Young and Glenndon Forsythe.

Jeff Halligan Goes Wire to Wire for the 358 Feature Win

After a DNF in last week’s feature, Jeff Halligan turned it around and ended the night in Victory Lane. Halligan started on the pole of Saturday Night’s feature with Ashley Cappetta sharing the front row. CJ Tracy and Tyler Walton made up row 2.

Halligan got out to the lead at the start with Chris Frank getting up to second from his fifth starting spot. The caution came out before a lap was completed for Kyle Denmyer who spun out in turns 1 and 2. Denmyer was able to rejoin the field.

Jeff got another good start on the complete restart. Cappetta held onto second with Walton third. Kevin Nouse got up to fourth from his seventh starting spot.

Cappetta and Walton drag raced down the back stretch for second on lap 2 with Walton taking the position from Cappetta.

The caution came out again on lap 3. This time it was for Mike Bittinger and Cody Fletcher in turn 3. Bittinger was on his side and nearly flipped his car but in an impressive act he was able to drive away from the incident. After the remarkable move, Bittinger pulled into the pits and was done for the night. Fletcher rejoined the field.

Walton stayed with Halligan on the restart after they passed the cone. Nouse was all over Cappetta for third and got under her in turns 1 and 2 for the spot but the caution came out. Last week’s winner, Troy Wagaman Jr., found himself in need of a tow back to the pits from the front stretch.

Halligan went to the top of turns 1 and 2 on the restart with Walton trying the bottom. Halligan held off Walton and kept the lead.

Nouse was working on Cappetta for third while Tyler Ross made his way up to fifth.

David Holbrook spun out in turn 2 to bring out the caution on lap 8. Holbrook rejoined the field.

Nouse got under Cappetta on the restart in turn 1 but Ashley got the spot back coming out of turn 2. The caution flag came out on lap 10 for Zach Euculano as he came to a stop along the inside guardrail in turn 3.

Halligan had a good start and but some distance between Walton. Nouse was not able to get a good run on Cappetta on the restart.

Jeff started to pull away from the rest of the field and had a 1.7 second lead on lap 13 when the caution came out for Holbrook who spun out in turns 3 and 4. Holbrook rejoined the field. The caution flag came out for the final time on the ensuing restart for Frank when he came to a stop in turns 1 and 2.

Ross got his nose under Nouse for fourth but couldn’t make it stick. Halligan garnered a nearly 2 second lead with 4 laps to go and never looked back. Walton held onto second with Cappetta crossing the line third. Nouse finished fourth with Ross completing the top five.

358 Sprint heats were won by Ashley Cappetta, Kevin Nouse and Todd Rittenhouse.

Next Saturday, April 6, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 & 358 Sprint Cars and Wingless Super Sportsman. Racing starts at 7PM with pit gates opening at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM.

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 30, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($3,500); 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 10K-Joe Kata; 8. 17-Cole Young; 9. 72-Ryan Smith; 10. 35o-Steve Owings; 11. 39-Cory Haas; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 13. 1X-Chad Trout; 14. 19M-Landon Myers; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 21-Brian Montieth; 17. 7K-Dan Shetler; 18. 8M-TJ Michael; 19. 35-Tyler Esh; 20. 73B-Brett Michalski; 21. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 22. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 23. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 24. 3-Todd Gracey (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Joe Kata (1-11); Freddie Rahmer (12-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 2. 35-Tyler Esh; 3. 10K-Joe Kata; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 35o-Steve Owings; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 8M-TJ Michael; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski; 9. 1X-Chad Trout

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 19M-Landon Myers; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 3-Todd Gracey; 9. 20B-Cody Bova

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler; 7. 7-Trey Hivner; 8. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 Sprint Consi (10 laps) - 1. 8M-TJ Michael; 2. 3-Todd Gracey; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. Trey Hivner; 8. 20B-Cody Bova; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway

358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Halligan ($1,100); 2. 14T-Tyler Walton; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 5. 41B- Tyler Ross; 6. 18-Todd Rittenhouse; 7. 21-CJ Tracy; 8. 28-Matt Findley; 9. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 10. 5-Travis Scott; 11. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 12. 44-Dylan Norris; 13. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 14. 44B-Dave Brown; 15. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 16. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 17. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 18. 77-David Holbrook; 19. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 20. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 21. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 22. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 23. 19-Tory Wagaman Jr. (DNF); 24. 93-Mike Bittinger (DNF)

Lap Leader – Jeff Halligan (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 89-Ashely Cappetta; 2. 00-Chris Frank; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 8. 44B-Davey Brown; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 51-Austin Treuchet

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 7. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 8. 10-Zach Euculano; 9. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 10. 50-Alyson Dietz

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 18-Todd Rittenhouse; 2. 21-CJ Tracy; 3. 45-Jeff Halligan; 4. 5-Travis Scott; 5. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 6. 93-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 7. 5A-Zacharly Allman (DNF); 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 9. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNS)

358 Sprint Consi (10 laps) - 1. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 44B-Davey Brown; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 50-Alyson Dietz; 8. 5A-Zachary Allman; 9. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 10. 51-Austin Treuchet (DNF); 11. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNS)

 

 

Dietrich Wires For Grove Sprints Win, Eckert Holds Off Covert For ULMS Lates

3/29/19

Mechanicsburg –Danny Dietrich wired the field to win the 25-lap sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, outracing Steve Buckwalter and Cory Hass for his 20th career oval victory, worth $4,080.

In the $3,000, 30-lap ULMS Late Models main event, York’s Rick Eckert scored his seventh career speedway feature win by driving by Mason Ziegler late in the event.

Dietrich took his win from the pole but saw his pace halted and slowed at times before he could reach victory lane.

The worst of the incidents took place on lap four when the red flag unfurled for a vicious series of flips by Kasey Kahne as he was exiting the fourth corner.

Kahne’s mount flipped down across the speedway and although the former NASCAR star climbed from the car on his own power and walked to the ambulance, emergency crews were reviewing him as a precaution.

The restart saw a tense battle unfold for third between Cory Haas and Lance Dewease with the pair see-sawing back and forth for the spot for four consecutive laps with Haas eventually coming out on top.

Just as traffic came into play for Dietrich, a yellow flag unfurled for a stopped Rodney Westhafer with 10 laps away.

Haas and Dewease again did battle on the restart as Dietrich got away and again entered traffic, this time with 17 laps recorded.

With five laps to go, Dietrich had a straightaway lead over Buckwalter and was pulling away as Dewease withdrew from the event with just two laps to go.

Dietrich scored the victory by 4.677 seconds ahead of Buckwalter, Haas, Brock Zearfoss and Brian Montieth.

Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Ryan Smith, Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody and Lucas Wolfe.

Heats went to Haas, Zearfoss and Dale Blaney.

The 30 lap ULMS super late model main saw Mason Zeigler take the lead from the second starting spot when action began but only two laps could be completed before the first caution period.

Polesitter Jeff Rine restarted second but the pace was again slowed a lap later when a challenging Jason Covert lost the handle in the third turn and went to the rear for a restart.

Ziegler hit traffic with 10 laps scored chased by Rine and sixth starter Rick Eckert as Covert was putting on a show from the rear.

The York Haven driver marched through the field, hooking the cushion in the turns to blast around cars at will.

By the time the field was bunched for a caution flag with 13 laps to go, Covert was all the way back up to fifth.

Eckert muscled by Rine on the restart and set his sights on Ziegler but another caution a lap later gave him a clear shot at the leader.

Covert continued his show, blasting into third on the restart but in the meantime Eckert was working on Ziegler, eventually snaring the lead with seven laps to go as Ziegler began slipping.

After getting control, Eckert poured on the speed to open up a gap over Ziegler but a final caution set up Covert for a run at the win after going to the rear on the third lap.

Covert had taken second from Ziegler on lap 24 and tried his best to work around Eckert over the final four circuits but Eckert proved up to the task by the slimmest of margins, .170 seconds.

Covert was second followed by Ziegler, Justin Weaver and Rine.

Sixth through 10th went to Max Blair, Kyle Lee, Gary Stuhler, Gene Knaub and Andy Haus.

Heats went to Eckert, Rine and Michael Norris. Ziegler set quick time with a lap of 19.238 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

3/29/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Cory Haas, 4. Brock Zearfoss, 5. Brian Montieth, 6. TJ Stutts, 7. Ryan Smith, 8. Anthony Macri, 9. Kyle Moody, 10. Lucas Wolfe, 11. Freddie Rahmer, 12. Spencer Bayston, 13. Dylan Cisney, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Kody Lehman, 16. Adrian Shaffer, 17. Brett Michalski, 18. George Hobaugh Jr., 19. Lance Dewease, 20. Rick Lafferty, 21. Rodney Westhafer, 22. Shai Morris, 23. Kasey Kahne, 24. Dalen Blaney, 25. Robbie Kendall

ULMS Late Models, 30 laps: 1. Rick Eckert, 2. Jason Covert, 3. Mason Ziegler, 4. Justin Weaver, 5. Jeff Rine, 6. Max Blair, 7. Kyle Lee, 8. Gary Stuhler, 9. Gene Knaub, 10. Andy Haus, 11. Tyler Horst, 12. Bryan Bernheisel, 13. Matt Sponaugle, 14. Jason Dobson, 15. Dan Stone, 16. John Weaver, 17. Michael Lake, 18. Mike Lupfer, 19. Michael Norris, 20. Dave Brouse Jr., 21. Matt Cosner, 22. Mike Wonderling Jr., 23. Mike Pegher, 24. Dylan Yoder

DNS: Shaun Jones

 

 

Port Royal to Increase Late Model Purse to $3000 AS A Thank You to Fans and Drivers for Supporting Opening Weekend

By: Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

Following a successful debut weekend that saw the Port Royal Speedway play host to 4 series over 2 consecutive days, the speedway is already looking ahead to this weekend’s March 30th events!

Saturday will mark the return of the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Series. Port Royal local Dylan Cisney picked up the Opening Day win with a last lap pass of Anthony Macri and he will looking to repeat over a quality field of cars that included several invaders this past weekend.

Also on the card will be the River Valley Builders Late Models. Competing against many outsiders in part of a co-sanctioned Ultimate Late Model Series events, the late models competed twice this past weekend for a $3000 payday.

Saturday saw 36 Late Models, while Sunday brought 47 late models to the track. Race teams from 5 different states were represented and fans were treated to great racing with Jason Covert (Sat) and Dylan Norris (Sun) picking up victories.

As a thank you to the drivers for an outstanding turnout and performance, Port Royal promoter Steve O’Neal had decided to raise this weekend’s winners share to $3000 for the series. This will not come at the expense as the fans either as the speedway will not be raising admission to cover for the increase.

Last, but not least, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models will make their season debut at the Speed Palace. Last year’s champion for the season was Derek Garman and he, along with a full-field of competitors, will once again be looking to claim victory.

Racing begins at 4pm while all gates are open at 1pm.

General Admission- $15

Students- $7

Pits- $30

 

 

Clinton County Motor Speedway Ready For Opening Night

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2019

Lock Haven, PA- Clinton County Motor Speedway management and staff met at the 3/8th mile fairgrounds oval Sunday March 24 to discuss the upcoming racing season.

Track workers spent part of the afternoon grooming the fresh clay surface for the Friday April 5 practice session which starts at 7 pm.

Several positive announcements were given to those in attendance.

An item of interest, for those interested in camping during their visit, is sites are now available to rent every race night at a cost of 25 dollars per night. The fee includes water and electric. There are not any on site sewer drops but there is a dump station on the property which is included in the camping fee. The sites have easy entrance and exit assuring a positive experience for anyone wanting to spend the night.

Race teams are reminded that W-9 tax forms may be downloaded and printed from the speedway web-site. Teams are urged to complete forms in advance and bring them to the track on either practice or opening night.Hopefully, time will be saved allowing first day activities to proceed with little confusion.

2019 general rules and procedures have been revamped. Racers are urged to acquaint themselves with the updates upon arrival at the track. A copy of the revisions will be posted in the pit area and discussed at opening night meetings. Some items of interest include revised race procedures and point and prize monies.

Race sponsors continue to be secured with several already signed for 2019. A detailed look at those sponsors will be forthcoming shortly.

The seasons first night of green flag racing is set for Friday April 12 at 7:30 pm. Scheduled to compete are the Smith Excavating & Construction limited late models, Gary's Motor Mart IMCA sprint cars, Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks, Weaver's Radiator & Auto Repair/Jay Coder Excavating & Trucking 270 micro sprints, and 600 micro sprints. Gates open at 5 pm with warm-ups set for 7.

Additional information can be found at the speedway's Facebook page and www.clintoncountymotorspeedway.com.

 

 

ULMS Late Models And Sprints Friday At Williams Grove, USAC East Wingless Sprints To Open Season April 5

3/24/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will try again to get its first night race of the season in the books coming up this Friday, March 29 at 730 when it hosts the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the ULMS Late Models.

The ULMS Late Models show was originally slated for March 22 but was lost to weather so the super lates along with the ULMS touring stars will return to Williams Grove for another try on Friday.

Gates will open at 5:30.

Adult general admission for the March 29 ULMS Late Models and sprint car show is set at $18 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway

Just like last week, a stout field of super late models is expected to be in action on Friday night as the season is young and drivers and teams are anxious to get that first race of the season in the books.

The 410 sprints will race in heats and a 25 lap main paying $4,080 to win while the late models compete in time trials, heats and a 30-lap main paying $3,000 to win.

Friday’s program will mark the first time that the ULMS series has ever competed at the oval.

Jason Covert is the most recent driver to claim a late model main at the track, dating to last June.

Among those expected to be in the field are travelers Max Blair, Centerville; Mike Wonderling, Wellsville, NY.; Mike Pegher, Cranberry Twsp.; Michael Lake, Uniontown; Jake Weaver, Corsicas; and Al Brewer, Belfast, NY.

Following the March 29 program, April finds the track racing first on Friday, April 5 when another first will take place at the track as the first ever visit by the USAC East wingless 360 sprints will take place.

As the season opener for the touring circuit, the USAC East sprints will compete along with the 410 sprints on April 5, again with a 7:30 pm starting time and gates opening at 5:30.

Wingless racing at The Grove is extremely rare and should be exciting to watch

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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.

 

 

Dylan Cisney Picks Up Opening Day Victory 
 

By TODD HEINTZELMAN

PORT ROYAL, PA – Dylan Cisney raced by Anthony Macri off the fourth
corner on the final lap stealing the Opening Day Sprint car win
Saturday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway.

In other action, Jason Covert won the United Late Model Series (ULMS)
feature with a late-race pass and Andrew Yoder dominated the Mason
Dixon Shootout Series for the limited late models.

The win for Port Royal’s own Cisney was worth $4,000. It was his first
win since 2014.

“I lost so many races the last couple years here on a last lap pass
it’s good to be on the other side for once,” Cisney said.

The track was just the way he likes it.

“It’s fun,” he said. “That was 25 laps of riding the racecar around
the track and having a good time. You get to be a factor in it a
little bit more. It’s not so much your car. You have to drive it, work
the pedal, work the wheel, the wing, it’s a blast. When I show up here
and the track looks like this that’s what I’m looking for.”

He had to be cautious, but still aggressive, on the slick racing surface.

“You’ve got to be a little bit easy especially with the day time
track,” Cisney said. “You can’t be pitching the car around. Got a
little bit of a divot going into one here, so it’s real touchy how you
drive it. The wind, the slick track, you’ve got to be on your toes
getting the car to where you want to be.”

Cisney already had two races under his belt coming into Port’s opener.

“Our goal is to race around a little bit more this year,” he said.
“We’ve got to get better. We don’t do enough racing and our goal is
going to be to get to more tracks and get more laps under our belt.
That’s the only bad thing about being a one night a week team. We’re
going to try and change that this year.”

“To have two races under my belt already coming into Opening Day makes
a world of difference. I was ready to get after it. The track was
perfect. It was a blast in the car. Two and three-wide, side-by-side.
There was a cushion up top and you could run around the bottom. I’m
glad we could take home the win. We’re just a couple construction
workers and an RV mechanic here with a racecar and we found victory
lane.”

Macri has been a factor in almost every race so far this season, but
hasn’t been to victory lane yet.

“Losing one on the last lap stings, but losing a second is killing me
right now,” Macri said. “The next day it feels awesome that we’re
running up front consistently, but it sure as hell doesn’t feel good
right now.”

Carl Bowser started on the pole of the first 25-lap Weikert’s
Livestock Sprint car feature of the 2019 season at the Speed Palace,
but after a close call on the frontstretch, it was Macri securing the
lead off turn two. Cisney started eighth, but was fifth after one lap.

Macri’s lead was 2.6 seconds as Brock Zearfoss and Bowser raced hard
for second. Zearfoss slipped a little high off turn two allowing
Cisney to drive by on lap eight.

Cisney got by Bowser for second on the frontstretch, but Bowser
returned the pass in turn two. Cisney finally made the pass stick a
few laps later.

Cisney was closing fast as Macri tried to get by the slower cars in
front of him. He finally cleared the cars on lap 19 and had a clear
track in front of him. Cisney cleared the cars as well and began to
run Macri down.

The lead was 1.5 seconds with five laps to go.

Macri caught slower cars on the final lap.  He went low into turn
three and Cisney went to the outside. Cisney drove off turn four as
the new leader and took the checkers by .322 over Macri. Zearfoss,
Steve Buckwalter and Cale Conley completed the top five. Lucas Wolfe,
21st starter Logan Wagner, Carl Bowser, Mike Wagner and TJ Stutts
rounded out the top 10.

The non-stop time was 8:28.57.

Mike Wagner, Dylan Cisney and Lucas Wolfe won the Sprint car heats for
the 22 cars.

In the 30-lap River Valley Builders ULMS feature, Dylan Yoder started
on the pole driving into the lead. Max Blair raced into second with a
pass of Gene Knaub.

The first yellow flew with 23 laps to go.

Yoder controlled the restart as Jason Covert passed Rick Eckert and
then Knaub taking over third. Covert went after Blair taking second on
lap 12. The yellow flag flew, however, negating that pass.

A wild restart saw Covert, Eckert and Knaub all pass Blair as Yoder
maintained control. He led by 1.884 at the half-way point.

Defending track champion Jeff Rine pressured Knaub for the fourth spot.

Yoder was working through lapped traffic without much trouble over the
final 10 laps. Eckert challenged Covert for the runner-up spot as
Yoder led by 1.383 with five laps to go.

Yoder was on the bottom, but blocked by slower traffic. Covert went to
the middle groove and made it work taking the lead off turn two with
less than two laps left.

Covert, of York Haven, scored the win by 1.114 over Yoder. Eckert,
Rine and Blair completed the top five. Michael Norris, Gene Knaub,
Michael Maresca, Austin Hubbard and Tyler Bare rounded out the top 10.

In qualifying, Eckert was fastest in Group A with a lap of 20.469 and
Hubbard fastest in Group B with a 20.794. Heat races for the 36 cars
were won by Eckert, Michael Norris, Hubbard, and Knaub. Mike Lupfer
and Alex Ferree won the B-mains.

In the Mason Dixon feature, Selinsgrove’s Andrew Yoder started on the
pole and drove into the lead. As he controlled the pace, Devin Frey
and Devin Hart raced side-by-side for second.

Yoder’s big lead was erased with nine laps to go when a car broke
right in front of him in turn three. He was able to miss the slowing
car as the yellow flag flew.

Yoder pulled away as Hart secured second following the restart.

Yoder’s final margin of victory was 1.955 over Hart. Frey, Frankie
Gordon, and Kenny Yoder completed the top five. Todd Snook, Derick
Garman, Brad McGinnis, Bryan Benton, and Donnie Farlling rounded out
the top 10.

Dillan Stake, Todd Snook and Devin Hart won the heat races for the 27 cars.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Dylan
Cisney. 2. Anthony Macri. 3. Brock Zearfoss. 4. Steve Buckwalter. 5.
Cale Conley. 6. Lucas Wolfe. 7. Logan Wagner. 8. Carl Bowser. 9. Mike
Wagner. 10. TJ Stutts. 11. Ryan Smith. 12. Ryan Taylor. 13. AJ Flick.
14. Blane Heimbach. 15. Jason Shultz. 16. Tyler Reeser. 17. George
Hobaugh. 18. John Garvin. 19. Rick Lafferty. 20. Justin Whittall. 21.
Jared Esh. 22. Brent Shearer.

Late Model Feature (30 laps): 1. Jason Covert. 2. Dylan Yoder. 3. Rick
Eckert. 4. Jeff Rine. 5. Max Blair. 6. Michael Norris. 7. Gene Knaub.
8. Michael Maresca. 9. Austin Hubbard. 10. Tyler Bare. 11. Andy Haus.
12. Tim Smith Jr. 13. Ross Robinson. 14. Dillan Stake. 15. Mike
Lupfer. 16. Donald Lingo Jr. 17. Alex Ferree. 18. Jim Yoder. 19.
Michael Wonderling Jr. 20. Matt Lux. 21. Dave Brouse Jr. 22. Michael
Lake. 23. Mike Pehger. 24. Matt Cosner. 25. Al Brewer. 26. Jason
Dobson.

Did Not Qualify: Hayes Mattern, Danny Snyder, Chad Myers, John Weaver,
Nick Dickson, Tim Wilson, Tom Decker Jr., Dave Dubois, Tom Decker III,
Amanda Whaley. Did Not Start: Nick Dickson

Limited Late Models (20 laps): 1. Andrew Yoder. 2. Devin Hart. 3.
Devin Frey. 4. Frankie Gordon. 5. Kenny Yoder. 6. Todd Snook. 7.
Derick Garman. 8. Brad McGinnis. 9. Bryan Benton. 10. Donnie Farling.
11. James Lichliter. 12. Chuck Schultz. 13. Dillan Stake. 14. Matt
Murphy. 15. Taylor Farlling. 16. Clinton Hersh. 17. Jared Fulkroad.
18. Rick Singleton. 19. Steve Kent Jr. 20. Dalton Bigler. 21. Ryan
Zook. 22. Eddie Cornett. 23. Matt Parks. 24. Danny Snyder. 25. Paul
Cursey. 26. Ryan Sager. DNS: Dan Berry.

 

 

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

ALAN KRIMES BACK IN VICTORY LANE AFTER TWO YEAR DROUGHT; Troy Wagaman Backs Up 2018 Championship with 358 Season Opener Win

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

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

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + USAC East Coast Wingless Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (March 23, 2019) – After being shut out of victory lane for over two years Alan Krimes said it felt like forever since he’d been there. Krimes found himself in victory lane for the first time since September 3, 2016 on Saturday night. Krimes shared the front row with pole-sitter, Cole Young. Krimes got out in front of Young when the green flag dropped with Tim Glatfelter right behind him taking over the second position.

Brian Montieth was up to fourth from his sixth starting spot and started to work on Young for third.

Krimes started to pull away from the field and when the caution flag came out on lap 7 for Trey Hivner in turns 3 and 4 it erased Krimes’ 2.6 second lead.

Brandon Rahmer flipped on the back stretch on the restart bringing out the red flag.

Glatfelter tried the bottom in turns 1 and 2, but Krimes held onto the lead on the restart. Krimes had amassed a 1.4 second in only two laps.

Montieth moved into third after Young pulled into the infield on lap 9.

Krimes had a 2 second lead as he caught the tail-end of the field on lap 15. The caution came out on lap 19 for Danny Dietrich and Chase Dietz in turn 4. Dietz was able to rejoin the field, but last week’s winner, Dietrich, headed back to the pits, ending his night.

The late caution played to Krimes’ advantage as he was approaching a lapped car that was running his line around the track when the caution came out. If Krimes struggled to get around the lapped car it would have given Glatfelter the opportunity to reel him.

Glatfelter once again tried the bottom of turns 1 and 2 on the restart and once again Krimes held onto the lead by running the top of the track.

The caution came out one last time on lap 23 for Freddie Rahmer as he stopped in turn 2 with a flat tire. Rahmer had been running sixth.

Krimes held off Glatfelter one last time on the final restart to earn his 19th win at Lincoln. Glatfelter was second with Montieth holding onto third. Adam Wilt finished fourth and Chad Trout completed the top five.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Glenndon Forsythe and Alan Krimes.

Troy Wagaman Backs Up 2018 Championship with 358 Season Opener Win

Fresh off his 2018 track championship, Troy Wagaman found himself in victory lane for the 358 season opener. Wagaman started on the front row with pole-sitter Cody Fletcher.

Third-place starter, Kevin Knouse, got a good jump on the start and made a move for the lead, but Wagaman held on to pace the field until the caution came out before the first lap could be completed. Zach Euculano, Zachary Allman and Austin Treuchet got together in turns 1 and 2 bringing out the caution.

Mark Van Vorst pulled in during the caution with no brakes. Allman rejoined the field after changing his flat tire within the allotted two minutes.

Wagaman got out to the lead again on the complete restart when the red flag came out for an incident in turn 2. Dalton Dietrich, David Holbrook, Zach Euculano and Jeff Halligan were involved with Halligan landing on the side of this car.

Holbrook, Dietrich and Van Vorst rejoined the field for the restart.

Knouse got under Fletcher in turn 1 to take second on the restart with Wagaman holding on the lead.

The second red flag of the race came on lap 1 for Holbrook, Allman and Treuchet. This time it was Holbrook who ended up on his side.

Treuchet, Allman and Holbrook rejoined the field for the single-file restart.

Wagaman and Knouse both went to the top of the track in turns 1 and 2 on the restart. Wagaman had checked out from the rest of the field and had a 1.6 second lead when the caution came out on lap 4 for Treuchet who came to a stop in turn 2.

Wagaman and Knouse went high again on the restart with Fletcher trying the bottom. Troy and Kevin pulled away from the field as Cody and Tyler Ross battled for third. Once Ross got by Fletcher for third on lap 9, he started to reel in Knouse. Meanwhile Knouse was closing the gap between him and Wagaman. Wagaman put a lapped car between him and Knouse with 2 laps to go which one would think sealed the deal for Troy.

The caution came out with one lap to go for Holbrook as he hit the wall in turns 1 and 2 setting up the field for a one lap shoot out. Knouse tried the bottom in turns 1 and 2 on the restart before the red flag came out one last time for Brett Strickler as he flipped in turn 2.

This time Knouse tried the high side in turns 1 and 2 and stays with Wagaman down the back stretch. Knouse pulled a slide job on Wagaman in turns 3 and 4 and nearly made it stick. Knouse gave it everything he had as he raced Wagaman to the checkered flag. Wagaman beat Knouse to the flag stand by .056 seconds. Ross crossed the line third. Matt Findley was fourth and Cody Fletcher finished fifth.

358 Sprint heats were won by Matt Findley and Alyson Dietz.

Next Saturday, March 30, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 & 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 23, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($3,500); 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 39-Cory Haas; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 75-Chase Dietz; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 35-Tyler Esh; 12. 19M-Landon Myers; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 15. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 16. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 17. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 18. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 19. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 20. Bradley Howard (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Alan Krimes (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 17-Cole Young; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 35-Tyler Esh; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 19M-Landon Myers; 8. 99-Kyle Moody; 9. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 10. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF)

358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. ($1,100); 2. 1J-Chad Knouse; 3. 41B-Tyler Ross; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 14T-Tyler Walton; 7. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 8. 50-Alyson Dietz; 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 10. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF); 11. 44-Dylan Norris; 12. 9-Calton Dietrich; 13. 5A-Zachary Allman; 14. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 15. 77-David Holbrook (DNF); 16. 51-Austin Treuchet (DNF); 17. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 18. 45-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 19. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 20. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Troy Wagaman (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman; 3. 41B-Tyler Ross; 4. 1J-Kevin Knouse; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 9.10D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNS); 10. 45-Jeff Halligan (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 50-Alyson Dietz; 2.66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 38-Brett Strickler; 8. 34-Mark Vanhorst; 9. 51-Austin Treuchet (DNF); 10. 4R-Doug Hammaker (DNS)

 

KEISTER FAMILY TO HONOR MEMORY OF RON KEISTER WITH HUGE LATE MODEL EVENT MAY 18 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway and the family of the late racer Ron Keister of New Berlin will honor his memory with one of the biggest super late model races in the history of the track at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Keister was a 28-year-old rookie in late model competition in 1976 when he lost his life in a racing accident at the Snyder County oval.

The Big Wrangler Ranch Ron Keister Memorial will pay $11,000 to win the 52-lap A-Main out of more than $40,000 in prize money and contingencies. Time trials, heats, and B-Mains will be the qualifying format. The fast qualifier will receive a $520 bonus with heat and B-Main winners picking up $110 bonuses. The hard charger in the A-main will earn $520.

“Ron’s brother Randy contacted us on behalf of the family about doing a race to remember Ron,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “It’s an honor for all of us to put together this race for one of our sport’s fallen heroes. The generous contribution from the Keister family will make this one of the biggest—and most special—late model races of the year.”

Keister was a crew member on former champion Paul Long’s late model team before his father Eugene Keister fielded the No. 11 for his rookie season. A standout kart and snowmobile racer, Keister showed early promise as a dirt track racer until tragedy struck on April 10, 1976. In the first late model heat race that night his car made contact with the outside guardrail on the backstretch and was then struck broadside by another car, according to published reports.

Keister was a 1966 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School where he was a star football player who campaigned the No. 52 on his jersey. He later enrolled and graduated from Penn State University in 1974 with a degree in architectural engineering. At the time of his accident he was married and the father of two children.

Keister’s former numbers 11 and 52 will serve as tributes—$11,000 to win and 52 laps—on May 18 at Selinsgrove Speedway. The 360 sprint cars will also compete in a 25-lap main event.

Keister’s brother Randy along with Randy’s wife Jody and son Michael continue the family’s racing tradition as the owners of the super late model No. 22 driven by Herndon’s Brett Schadel.

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 Big Wrangler Ranch Ron Keister Memorial for Super Late Models Saturday, May 18, 2019: 1) $11,000 2) $5,500 3) $2,750 4) $1,400 5) $1,350 6) $1,300 7) $1,250 8) $1,200 9) $1,150 10) $1,100 11) $1,050 12) $1,000 13) $950 14) $900 15) $850 16) $800 17) $750 18) $700 19) $650 20) $600 21) $500 22) $500 23) $500 24) $500 PROVISIONAL $500

 

 

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

March 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The same program will be presented April 19.

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

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

 

 

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

3/17/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heats went to Dietrich, Montieth and Smith.

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

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

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

Feature finish

3/17/19

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

DNS: Steve Buckwalter

 

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

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

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harlon Leppo holds off Bill Diehl for Legends Win

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next Saturday, March 23, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 & 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 6PM with pit gates opening at 5:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, March 16, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pizza Shop of Etters Central PA Legends:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday Prices and Start Times:

General Admission- $20

Students (12-18)- $10

Pit Pas- $32

Gates Open at 1PM WITH A 4PM Start Time

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Sunday Prices and Start Times:

General Admission- $25

Students (12-18)- $15

Pits- $35

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

 

 

 

LUCAS WOLFE GOES WIRE TO WIRE FOR ICEBREAKER 30 WIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RACE RESULTS

Sunday, March 10, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

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

Lap Leaders – Lucas Wolfe (1-30)

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

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

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

 

 

First Test & Tune Scheduled, Wednesday March 13

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

By: Justin Snyder/ Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Williams Grove Season Opener Win List Full Of Standouts And Surprises

2019 Opener Is March 17

3/2/19

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

And another chapter in Williams Grove lidlifter history is set to unfold in just two weeks, on Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm when the 2019 season opener is spun off featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

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

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

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

A host of prominent and some not so well known names dot the opening day win list at Williams Grove Speedway.

Hinnershitz, a AAA East champion in his career, claimed a total of three openers.

Other top names of the 1940s and 1950s that scored the Williams Grove opener included Ted Horn, Jimmy Bryan, Johnny Mackison Sr. and more.

On his way to immortality for fans of the 1960s and 1970s, Leroy Felty scored the opener twice in his career, in 1961 and 1966.

A Texan destined for greatness by the name of AJ Foyt took the victory in 1964.

Another man on his way to racing immortality, Jan Opperman hit the local scene for his first of three Williams Grove opening day wins in 1970.

Other popular winners of the 1960s and 1970s included Kenny Weld, Dick Tobias, Kramer Williamson, Smokey Snellbaker, Ray Tilley and Bobby Allen.

The duo of Lynn Paxton and Keith Kauffman struck for a total of five lidlifter wins in the decade of the 1980s while a virtual unknown in sprint cars, Kevin Collins, upended the field in 1983.

The 1990s dawned with Kenny Adams scoring a victory before Don Kreitz Jr. and Fred Rahmer each took a pair of opener wins.

Brian Paulus closed the decade with what was perhaps considered an upset win before a youngster from Enumclaw, Washington, began the 2000s with an undisputed upset, coming at the hands of a pre-Nascar Kasey Kahne.

Greg Hodnett would etch his name on the historical first race win list twice during the 2000s while familiar names like Lance Dewease, Crish Eash, Kreitz and Rahmer would return along with a popular win for underdog Mike Erdley of Elizabethville.

Rahmer and Hodnett continued winning into the 2010s while first time checkers have gone to Danny Dietrich and defending opener winner Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg.

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

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

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

28 February 2019 Steve Inch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY MALL MOTORSPORTS SHOW RUNS THROUGH MARCH 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Williams Grove Champion Lucas Wolfe Ready To Return

Reigning Titlist Will Meet Fans At March 17 Season Opener

2/23/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Champion Racing Oil to Host 2019 World of Outlaws Summer Nationals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

2/17/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

2/16/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Written By: Justin Snyder- Port Royal Speedway

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


 

 

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

2/10/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT THE JERSEY RUSH VIII,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Egypt Speedway

720 Route 539

New Egypt, NJ 08533

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

www.JERSEYRUSHRACE.com

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 

 13 January 2019
Steve Inch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

MARCH 16 – 410 SPRINTS & LATE MODELS 4PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAY 18 – SPRING BREAK – NO RACING

BOB WEIKERT MEMORIAL WEEKEND PRESENTED BY FOLKENS BROTHERS TRUCKING

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

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

YORK COUNTY RACING CLUB NIGHT

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

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

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

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

PRESENTED BY sprintcarunlimited.com and Father’s Bus Ride

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

JUNE 29 – NO RACING

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

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

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

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

JULY 27 – NO RACING

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

AUGUST 10 – NO RACING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OCTOBER 5 – NO RACING

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

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

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

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

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

OCTOBER 27 – WoO RAIN DATE

NOVEMBER 16 – AWARDS BANQUET

 

 

Lincoln Speedway 2019 Schedule

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Williams Grove 2019 Schedule Released, Season Opener Is March 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON - 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Dates

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

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

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets & 358 Modifieds

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

Grandview Speedway Contact Information
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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

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

 

 

Sunshine Seeks Turkey Night Loot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Quick Stats:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More events will be announced as plans are solidified.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11/17/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Josh Bender was the Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award recipient.


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

 

 

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 17, 2018

 

MONTIETH CLAIMS SEVENTH TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS;

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

 

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

 

MONTIETH WINS SIX EN ROUTE TO SEVENTH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2018 SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (410 Sprints)

Super Sprint Champion – Brian Montieth

Mechanic of the Year – Scott Zellers

Rookie of the Year – Brett Michalski

Most Improved Driver – Chad Trout

Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award – Glenndon Forsythe

 

2018 410 Sprint Points & Statistics

FINAL as of 10/13/2018

 

Driver

Points

 

1

Brian Montieth

6300

 

2

Chad Trout

5910

 

3

Alan Krimes

5870

 

4

Jim Siegel

5810

 

5

Cory Haas

5615

 

6

Freddie Rahmer

5585

 

7

Brandon Rahmer

5560

 

8

Tim Glatfelter

5375

 

9

Glenndon Forsythe

5130

 

10

Kyle Moody

4950

 

11

Brett Michalski

4385

 

12

Scott Fisher

4385

 

13

Anthony Macri

4095

 

14

Danny Dietrich

3520

 

15

Landon Myers

3385

 

16

Lucas Wolfe

3270

 

17

Cole Young

3260

 

18

Gerard McIntyre, Jr.

3160

 

19

Tyler Ross

3005

 

20

Chase Dietz

2635

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Kody Hartlaub completed the top-10 in points.

 

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

 

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

 

2018 SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (358 Sprints)

358 Sprint Champion – Troy Wagaman, Jr.

Rookie of the Year – Dylan Norris

Most Improved Driver – Troy Wagaman, Jr.

Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award – Cody Fletcher

 

2018 358 Sprint Points & Statistics

FINAL as of 10/13/2018

 

Driver

Points

 

1.

Troy Wagaman, Jr.

4555

 

2.

Matt Findley

4385

 

3.

Brent Shearer

4285

 

4.

Dylan Norris

4170

 

5.

Ashley Cappetta

4030

 

6.

Tyler Walton

3945

 

7.

Cody Fletcher

3880

 

8.

Steve Wilbur

3755

 

9.

Jeff Halligan

3650

 

10.

Kody Hartlaub

3490

 

11.

Zach Allman

3445

 

12.

Wyatt Hinkle

3295

 

13.

Kyle Denmyer

3085

 

14.

Alyson Dietz

3050

 

15.

Brie Hershey

3040

 

16.

Tyler Ross

2915

 

17.

Dave Brown

2435

 

18.

Dalton Dietrich

2100

 

19.

Trey Hivner

2070

 

20.

Chase Dietz

2015

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

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

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

11/4/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10/28/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luckily, there were no serious injuries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feature Finish

10/28/18

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

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

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

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

10/21/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Both shows will be sprints only programs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rahmer has already beaten the outlaws travelers once this season.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

10/14/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Port Royal Speedway

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

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

10/14/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 2018 FINALE

30TH ANNUAL HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE

UPCOMING:

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

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

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

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

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

Just another day of racing at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enter 358 sprint racer Dylan Norris.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, October 13, 2018

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 2018 FINALE

30TH ANNUAL HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE

Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints:

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

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

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

Lap Leaders – Chris Frank (1-20)

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

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

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

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thunder Notes

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

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

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

October 13, 2018 Race Results

Modifieds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sportsman

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

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

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

MASS Sprint Car Series

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10/12/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duane Howard was third followed by Grosso and Craig VonDohren.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heats went to Justin Barger, Dietrich and Cisney.

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

Feature Finishes

10/12/18

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

DNS: Ryan Smith

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

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

 

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grandview Speedway
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

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

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

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

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

Port Royal Ready For Friday Night Speed Showcase October 12

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

10/7/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Other special awards announced

10/6/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

Port Royal Speedway

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

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

Stock cars go to Brenneman, Powell and Boozel

10/6/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zach Newlin blasted into third on the last lap restart, getting around Austin Bishop in the first turn when action resumed.

Bishop, up from 18th starting spot, ended up fourth with Jonathan Jones finishing fifth.

Heats for the 52 cars went to Darren Miller, Kyle Smith, Drew Ritchey, Jake Waters, Jon Haegele and Jeff Geiges. Twin consolations went to Kyle Ganoe and Justin Clark.

Fast time was set by Waters with a lap of 17.979 seconds.

Jaremi Hanson muscled by Stephanie Dodson on a lap one restart to get the lead and win in the 15-lap Founders Cup event for 305 sprint non-qualifiers.

The 20-lap limited late model main was riddled with caution flags over the entire distance.

Polesitter Shaun Jones led only the first lap before Trent Brenneman motored around the top lane to get control.

Once in control, Brenneman withstood no less than five restarts to get the victory worth $1,000.

Jones faded from second spot late as Brian Shuey took second and threatened to mount a challenge for the win before slowing to a stop with four laps to go.

The restart placed Justin Weaver behind Brenneman, where he would finish by 1.552 seconds.

Andrew Yoder, Dylan Yoder and Jones completed the top five finishers.

Heats went to Todd Snook, Brenneman, Greg Moore and Jones with twin consolations going to Derick Garman and Dylan Yoder.

Brad Mitch crossed the finish line first in the 20-lap xtreme stock main followed by Pete Leister but both drivers failed post race inspection.

This handed the win to Bill Powell, who raced in third the entire event.

Credited with second through fifth place was Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Imes, Matt Wampler and Walt Peters.

Heats went to Leister and Mitch.

Eric Boozel led early in the 15-lap four cylinder pure stock feature only to succumb to the pressure of Matt Chronister.

Chronister kept Boozel at bay until the final corner when Boozel pulled his equivalent of a slider to get the lead back and steal the win away.

Chronister then held on for second in a close finish with Matt Worley.

Justin Williamson and Kent Leonard completed the top five.

Heats went to Boozel, Justin Oberlin and Worley.

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Feature Finishes

10/6/18

305 Sprints, 25 laps: 1. Darren Miller, 2. Jeff Miller, 3. Zach Newlin, 4. Austin Bishop, 5. Jonathan Jones, 6. Ryan Stillwaggon, 7. Justin Clark, 8. Scott Ellerman, 9. Ken Duke Jr., 10. Ryan Lynn, 11. Roger Irvine, 12. Jake Waters, 13. Kyle Ganoe, 14. Jon Haegele, 15. Jeff Geiges, 16. Jacob Gomola, 17. Samanthan Lieberman, 18. Scott Frack, 19. Fred Arnold, 20. Rick Stief, 21. Drew Ritchey, 22. Kyle Smith, 23. Nick Sweigart, 24. Bradley Mellott

DNQ: Jaremi Hanson, Stephanie Dodson, Tyler Denochick, Larry McVAy, Mike Alleman, Robert Garvey, Tyler Cochran, Dave Guss Jr., Tim Stallings, Greg Dobrosky, Eric Husick, Colton Hoover, John Walp, Daren Bolac, Richie Pratt, Erin Stalter, Cale Reigle, Tyler Reinhardt, Richard Lawson, Brian Sweitzer, Wally Eshenaur, Josh Fox, John Scarborough, Josh Dressler, John Fiore, Kurt Knepper, Randy Sterling, Jimmy White,

Limited late model feature, 20 laps: 1. Trent Brenneman, 2. Justin Weaver, 3. Andrew Yoder, 4. Dylan Yoder, 5. Shaun Jones, 6. Devin Frey, 7. Devin Hart, 8. Jim Yoder, 9. Greg Moore, 10. Todd Snook, 11. Jeremy Ohl, 12. George Dixon Jr., 13. Paul Cursey, 14. JR Toner, 15. Tim Krape, 16. Joe Lusk, 17. Kenny Yoder, 18. Brad Feight, 19. Mike Wall, 20. Drew Weisser, 21. Brian Shuey, 22. Derick Garman, 23. Jared Fulkroad, 24. Kevin Probst, 25. Brad McGinnis, 26. Ryan Sager

DNQ: Taylor Farling, Donnie Farling, Dalton Bigler, Brandon Seibler, Joe Westerman, Curt Dunn, Matt Murphy, Alyssa Rowe, Tyler Ritchey, Zach Kauffman, Bernie Beard, Dan Berry, Chase Bowsman, Matt Cochran

Xtreme stocks, 20 laps: 1. Bill Powell, 2. Dustin Hoffman, 3. Kevin Imes, 4. Matt Wampler, 5. Walt Peters, 6. Nate Stroup, 7. Steve Yarnell, 8. Will Brunson, 9. Josh Bender, 10. Jimmy Kessler, 11. Hunter Shelley, 12. Don Murphy, 13. Jacob Forry, 14. Darren Rice, 15. Meade Hahn, 16. Dustin Snook, 17. Terry Lauver, 18. Gordie Marshall, 19. Brad Mitch, 20. Pete Leister

Four cylinders, 15 laps: 1. Eric Boozel, 2. Matt Chronister, 3. Matt Worley, 4. Justin Williamson, 5. Kent Leonard, 6. Travis Semple, 7. Chris Anderson, 8. Leander Zook, 9. Mark Whitsel, 10. Justin Oberlin, 11. Anthony Varner, 12. Tim Raup, 13. Rusty Garlock, 14. Zach Moist, 15. JR Matney, 16. Zach Wright, 17. Melvin McCartney, 18. Tim Campbell, 19. Dale Varner, 20. John Bower, 21. Justin Mong, 22. Brian Regitz, 23.Shane Seville, 24. Brad Beatty

 

 

Dewease And Wolfe Share Grove Season Finale Sprint Mains, Smith Gets 305s

10/5/18

Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease and Lucas Wolfe split a pair of 410 sprint car mains held at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night to lower the curtain on the 2018 racing season at the oval.

Dewease’s win came in the make-up Al Hamilton Tribute/Dirt Classic Qualifier and was worth $5,077 for the 30-lap win.

Wolfe wired the field in the regularly scheduled 410 sprint main to score a $3,800 payday.

New England driver Kyle Smith took the checkers in the Keystone RaceSaver feature for 305 sprints to end the night and the year.

Dewease started third in the Hamilton Tribute event and watched as TJ Stutts led from the start with Brian Montieth muscling from sixth to second by the second lap.

Stutts was working hard to stay ahead of Montieth and was beginning to work traffic on the eighth lap when Montieth was able to sling by in the first turn for control.

But before the lap could be completed, the yellow flag appeared, forcing Montieth back to second while giving Stutts new life at the front of the field.

And with that new life, Stutts was able to pull away a bit on the restart as Dewease wrestled with Montieth for second.

Stutts had again just entered traffic, this time with nine laps to go when he suddenly slowed and withdrew from the event, hading Montieth control of the race.

Dewease chased Montieth at the new green and inched ever so much closer lap-by-lap and then Montieth began working the rear of the field with two laps to go.

A surprising move by Montieth found him dropping off of his favored outside lane on the 24th lap as he set the car into the first turn while trying to put a car a lap down.

And when that car forced Montieth to miss he lowside entry, Dewease catapaulted his No. 69K around his outside to grab control and speed to the victory by 1.146 seconds.

With the win, Dewease pushed his two-race total winnings to $61,077 after also claiming last Saturday’s National Open at the track.

Brian Brown rode home third followed by Lucas Wolfe and Danny Dietrich.

Wolfe led all 25 laps of the other sprint car main with Kody Lehman chasing him early before Cory Haas blasted to his inside for the spot on the fifth lap following a restart.

Wolfe pulled his advantage out to a full straightaway by the finish to get the win by 4.248 seconds.

After starting 11th in the field, Freddie Rahmer worked his way forward to take second from Haas with six laps to go only to run out of time to run down Wolfe.

Dietrich was third followed by Haas and Dewease.

Heats went to Jason Shultz, Kyle Moody and Brian Brown with Brian Montieth taking the consolation race.

Kyle Smith took the lead from Drew Ritchey on lap 10 of the 25-lap 305 sprint main after racing Ritchey side by side through the turns for several laps.

Ritchey led from the outset with Smith motoring into the second spot on lap four after starting the race in fifth.

Smith drove away from the field after taking the lead to pick up the win by 7.238 seconds.

Ritchey held on for second followed by Tyler Denochik, Darren Miller and Scott Ellerman.

Heats went to Jeff Geiges, Scott Ellerman, Kyle Smith and Darren Miller with twin consolations going to Tyler Reinhardt and Ryan Stillwaggon.

Feature finishes

10/5/18

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Cory Haas, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Kyle Moody, 7. Brian Brown, 8. Brandon Rahmer, 9. Jimmy Siegel, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Kody Lehman, 12. Chad Trout, 13. Jason Shultz, 14. Brian Montieth, 15. Robbie Kendall, 16. Adrian Shaffer, 17. Jared Esh, 18. Jordan Givler, 19. Troy Fraker, 20. Mark Smith, 21. Trey Starks, 22. TJ Stutts, 23. Greg Plank

DNS: Matt Boland

DNQ: Nicole Bower, Troy Fraker, Jay Galloway, Jim Shuster, Mallie Shuster, Tim Wagaman, Anthony Macri

410 sprints, 30 laps, Hamilton Tribute/Dirt Classic Qualifer Make-Up: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Brian Brown, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. Cory Haas, 7. Chad Trout, 8. Brandon Rahmer, 9. Freddie Rahmer, 10. Anthony Macri, 11. Trey Starks, 12. Robbie Kendall, 13. Kyle Moody, 14. Matt Boland, 15. Nicole Bower, 16. TJ Dehaven, 17. Steve Buckwalter, 18. TJ Stutts, 19. Jared Esh, 20. Tim Wagaman, 21. Jimmy Siegel, 22. Greg Hodnett, 23. Adam Wilt, 24. Chase Dietz

305 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Kyle Smith, 2. Drew Ritchey, 3. Tyler Denochick, 4. Darren Miller, 5. Scott Ellerman, 6. Jaremy Hanson, 7. Dave Grube, 8. Ken Duke Jr., 9. John Scarborough, 10. Jeff Geiges, 11. Jay Krout, 12. Ryan Stillwaggon, 13. Tyler Reinhardt, 14. Erin Statler, 15. Ryan Lynn, 16. Ian Detweiler, 17. Scott Frack, 18. Devin Adams, 19. Daren Bolack, 20. John Walp, 21. Brad Mellott, 22. Eric Husick, 23. Greg Dobrosky, 24. Jonathan Jones.

DNQ: Colton Hoover, Bob Garvey, Joe Kay, Fred Arnold, Mike Alleman, Rick Stief, Larry McVay, Jason Dunn, Austin Bishop, Dominic Melar, Nick Sweigart, Christian Rumsey, Randy Sterling, Kenny Heffner, Samantha Lieberman, Zach Newlin, Richard Lawson, Tyler Cochran

 

 

 

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October Brings Season Ending World Of Outlaws Tuscarora 50 To Port Royal Speedway

Two-day outlaws Port Royal stand slated for October 26 & 27

Tickets on sale for both shows

10/1/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The month of October will end at Port Royal Speedway with the running of the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series, coming up on Saturday, October 27.

Presented by Ramsey’s Car Wash & Garage and Packer’s Concessions, the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 will pay $51,000 to win out of a purse worth over $107,000.

The World of Outlaws will compete Friday, October 26 at Port Royal in the Nittany Showdown paying $8,000 to win before coming back on Saturday night for the big Tuscarora 50 finale.

The October 26 & 27 weekend will be a huge finale to the 2018 Port Royal Speedway season with precursor shows for the 410 sprints coming up on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 20.

And it will all be in preparation for the big one on October 27, the 51st annual, $51,000 to win World of Outlaws Tuscarora 50.

The Tuscarora 50 was originally scheduled for September 8 but was postponed by rain after qualifying had begun.

As such, raincheck wristbands and reserved seats from the rain postponed September 8 program will be honored for the October 27 Tuscarora 50 program sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.

The raincheck wristbands and reserved seats will be honored for the October 27 racing program ONLY.

Fans wishing to obtain reserved seats for the Friday Port Royal World of Outlaws program need to purchase them online via www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets .

Reserved seats for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 program, a limited number of which are available, must be purchased via the speedway office.

Orders can be placed by phone by calling 717.527.4414.

The October 27 Tuscarora 50 carries a raindate of Sunday, October 28.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

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World Series of Dirt Racing Names Official Hotels, Sponsors, & More

Inaugural Event Less Than Two Weeks Away At Selinsgrove Speedway & Selinsgrove Raceway Park

Myerstown, PA (September 30) - The World Series of Dirt Racing Presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear is less than two weeks away, and event organizers Rich Tobias and Doug Rose continue to announce the addition of marketing partners and other details that make this inaugural event a "can't miss" mud slinging adventure for racers and fans. The three-day weekend of dirt racing nirvana takes place from October 12 - 14, with Thursday, the 11th, set as "move in day" for campers and race teams.

A trio of local establishments have been designated as the official hotels of the World Series of Dirt Racing. They include the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (https://www.hiexpress.com) in Selinsgrove. Call the front desk at 570-743-9275 or the Reservations Line at 1-888-HOLIDAY to reserve a room and ask for their Raceway Rate.

The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites of Shamokin Dam is also offering a Raceway Rate for the WSoDR. They can be reached by phone at 570-743-1111 or online at http://www.econolodge.com/ires/en-US.

The Comfort Inn is on board as well, and they can be contacted by phone at 570-374-8880. Make sure to ask for their Speedway Rate. The website is http://www.comfortinn.com/ires/en-US.

When the 410 Sprint Cars run a complete show on Sunday, October 14, their World Series of Dirt Racing card will be sponsored by Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic/ Hoosier Racing Tires. The mighty 410's will vie for a $5,000 winner's prize in a 30-lap feature race.

Also on Sunday's docket are the 602 Modifieds. They will compete in qualifying events on Saturday, then battle for a $1,000 winner's paycheck on Sunday in a 25-lap main presented by Lias Tire/ American Racer Tires. The Street Stocks/Pro Stocks are on Sunday's menu as well, and they will race 25-laps for $1,000-to-win. The All Star Slingshots also compete on Sunday - on the big track - in a 12-lap finale that will determine the 2018 Slingshot World Championship. The Slingers are also on Friday and Saturday night's bill on the 1/5-mile bullring known as Selinsgrove Raceway Park, set in the infield of the big track.

Saturday's 360/358 Sprint Car feature is presented by FK Rod Ends, and the winner of this one will collect $3,000. Joining the 360/358 Sprinters will be the Wayne Subaru World Series 100 for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, a 100-lap grind that will pay the winner a whopping $10,000! The 100-lapper is presented by BusinessLinkPrint.com of Kutztown, PA.

The Super Late Models will stomp n' steer on Saturday, too, in a $4,000-to-win headliner. And Harley Davidson is supporting the Flat Track Motorcycles on Saturday, as the AMA Pro Single class goes for $750 to win and the AMA Pro Twin bikes battle for a $1,500 winner's check.

All of the divisions running features on Saturday will qualify on Friday afternoon.

Championship Energy is supporting the 600 Sprint events on the recently widened and banked 1/5-mile Raceway Park oval. The wingless 600's will compete for $1,000 to win (with Gambler's Entry Fee) on Friday and Saturday nights.

Spectro Oil, manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corporation of Brookfield, Connecticut, is spicing up the WSoDR all weekend long, as they hand out more than $1,500 in product to all of the divisions by sponsoring the Spectro Slick Move of the Race Award.

General Admission Tickets are just $15 for Friday's qualifying sessions and events, while Saturday and Sunday tickets are $28 per day. There is a three-day pass available for $62. Pit Passes for a single day are priced at $40, while a two-day pit pass is $70 and a three-day pit pass costs $80.

Fans (and racers) who would like to camp at the track can purchase camping spots by calling 717-866-7450 (same number to call for advance general admission tickets). Gold Lot Limited Premium spots in the infield are $80, while spaces in Lot A, Hillside Ground are just $40. Camper ATV/Cart registrations are $15.

Additional information regarding this colossal event, including ticket prices and the daily order of events, can be found at www.worldseriesofdirtracing.com and the World Series of Dirt Facebook page (Facebook.com/World Series of DirtRacing).

 

 

 

Modifieds Return To Port Royal Speedway For ‘Speed Showcase’ On Friday, October 12

PORT ROYAL, PA – For the first time in more than 30 years, Port Royal Speedway hosts the rumble of Modifieds on Friday, October 12.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds roll into the Juniata County Fairgrounds for the ‘Speed Showcase’ as part of the series’ Velocita-USA South Region.

Modifieds will be featured in a 40-lap event paying a minimum of $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag, the sixth of seven events en route to the $10,000 South Region championship.

This ‘Speed Showcase’ event will be highlighted by two headline divisions.

Also on the docket: 410 Sprint Cars competing in a 25-lap main event paying $4,000 to the victor.

“Since we announced this event last November, people have been talking about bringing the Modifieds back to Port Royal Speedway,” STSS promoter Brett Deyo said.

“The ‘Speed Showcase’ will mark the first time in our series history that we have been featured on the same program as the 410 Sprint Cars. Race fans will not want to miss this show!”

Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., leads the STSS Velocita-USA South Region standings into Port Royal with 491 points over Ryan Watt (450), David Van Horn (414), Craig Von Dohren (401) and Ryan Godown (388).

For the ‘Speed Showcase’ pit and grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. Heat in the motors and hot laps hit the track at 6:15 p.m. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $25. Students (ages 12-18) pay $15. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

There is a scheduled rain date for this event of Sunday, October 14.

To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

 

 

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Port Royal Returns To Action October 6 With Huge 305 Sprint Show

Limited lates, xtreme stocks and four cylinder stock cars also on 5 pm program

9/30/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway returns to action coming up this Saturday, October 6 at 5 pm with the Keystone RaceSaver Interregional 305 Sprint Challenge plus three divisions of stock cars.

Also on the program will be the Mason Dixon Shootout Series for limited late models plus Juniata Junction xtreme stocks and four cylinder pure stocks.

The limited late models and the xtreme stocks will both compete in $1,000 to win main events.

The completion of the xtreme stock feature will serve to crown the 2018 track champion in the division.

The 305 sprints will compete in the RaceSaver Challenge for the seventh consecutive year as the event was first run in 2012.

Previous winners have been Sean Campbell, 2012; Jake Waters, 2013; Jeff Geiges, 2014; Jeff Miller, 2015/2016; and Kyle Smith, 2017.

Saturday’s total purse for the 305 sprints eclipses $15,000 with the feature paying out $800 to win and $400 just to start.

To date, over 50 cars have pre-registered for the big 305 sprint event that will bring together cars and drivers from several RaceSaver regions across the east.

Adult general admission for the show is set at $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.

All gates will open at 2 pm.

The raindate for the RaceSaver Challenge event is set for Saturday, October 20.

The historic oval returns to action on Friday, October 12 with a big show for modified and sprint car fans alike when the Short Track Super Series for Big & Small Block Modifieds competes for $5,000 to win along with a $4,000 to win 410 sprint program.

The track will host Open Wheel Madness III on Saturday, October 20 when it sprints off programs for 410 sprints, URC Sprints and 305 sprints.

And then the season will end with a huge two-day World of Outlaws Sprint Cars program featuring the Nittany Showdown on Friday night, October 26 and the make-up of the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 paying $51,000 to win on Saturday, October 27.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

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Williams Grove Closes Season Friday With Two Sprint Mains Plus Big 305 Sprint Show

Make-up Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier Part Of Exciting Program

9/30/18

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present its final race of the season coming up this Friday night, October 5 at 7:30 pm featuring two main events for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints plus a big show for the Keystone RaceSaver IMCA 305 sprint cars.

The 410 sprints will compete in a full program of qualifying heat races and a 25-lap main event plus the make-up Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier will be staged after being postponed by rain on September 14.

The make-up race from September 14 will be the final point race on the 2018 schedule and will serve to crown the 2018 Lawrence Chevrolet track champion.

There will be no points awarded for the regularly scheduled 410 sprint car main event.

All drivers and cars are locked into the make-up feature with the postponed Hamilton Tribute paying $5,077 to win.

The 305 sprints will compete in an interregional event for the Keystone RaceSaver class, bringing together several regions of the series.

To date, over 40 cars have pre-registered for the 305 sprint car portion of the Friday program at Williams Grove.

The total Friday 305 sprint purse is set at $7,000 with the winner of the feature taking home $500.

Adult general admission for the season finale Friday program at Williams Grove is set at $16 while youth ages 13 – 20 will be admitted for $10.

Ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Dewease Claims Emotional 56th Annual Williams Grove National Open Victory

Fayetteville driver gets fourth event win for fourth car owner over outlaws

9/29/18

Mechanicsburg - Some may say it was fate. And some may say it was divine intervention.

But whatever it was that propelled Lance Dewease to victory in the 56th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night, it made the stars align for one of the most special nights in the history of the Pennsylvania Posse as Dewease honored fallen oval and National Open champion Greg Hodnett with the win.

Dewease took his storied fourth win in the historic event worth $56,000 over the World of Outlaws sprint cars, beating Daryn Pittman for the prestigious triumph.

“This is the greatest one of them all,” said an emotional Dewease of his four total Open wins.

“Everybody don’t know how hard it was on me this week,” he said of enduring the tragic loss of friend and competitor, Williams Grove champion and Open victor Greg Hodnett within the last seven days.

“This is all about Greg. He was a great racer. Off the racetrack he was a better person than that.”

It was Dewease’s fourth checkers in the oval marquee event for as many car owners with previous wins coming for Walt Dyer in 1996, Joe Harz in 2001 and for Al Hamilton in 2002.

The victory in the 2018 version for car owner Donald Kreitz Jr. was Kreitz’s second overall in the race with his first coming as an owner/driver in 1993.

To get the emotional win, Dewease had to take the lead from polesitter Brock Zearfoss after the pair shared the front row for the start of the 40-lap Open.

Zearfoss hit the backmarkers on the 11th lap as the leader with Dewease and Brian Montieth in tow but the first caution flag of the race unfurled on the 12th lap when sixth runner Brad Sweet spun in the second turn, collecting five-time Open winner Donny Schatz.

The restart saw Dewease take his first swipes at Zearfoss for the lead, coming on lap 15 in the first and second turns.

With Zearfoss running the cushion, Dewease flew the No. 69K underneath to take the lead but Zearfoss one-upped him as the pair shot onto the backchute and reclaimed command.

The Fayetteville flyer then kept Zearfoss within striking distance on the ensuing laps and again traffic entered the picture on lap 22 with Zearfoss trying to negotiate a line around Jordan Givler to put him one lap down.

Dewease drove right up on Zearfoss during the next two circuits and got a great run through the middle in the first and second turns on lap 24 to make a hair-raising, three-wide move in the second corner to net control.

With Givler on the bottom and Zearfoss on top, Dewease took his shot by driving right up the middle of the pair in the middle of turn two.

He then burst out of the corner three wide before squeezing through the gap to emerge as the leader prior to the backstretch bridge.

A caution flag for refueling then appeared with 15 laps to go and the restart proved pivotal with Dewease choosing the inside lane for the return to action with Zearfoss to his outside.

When the green flag appeared, Dewease and Zearfoss raced out of the fourth corner with Dewease driving up across the track while Zearfoss held firm on the top lane.

The pair made contact as they headed for the flagstand but Dewease gained firm control with Zearfoss tucked in behind as they hit the first turn.

However Zearfoss then suddenly turned sideways and backed his car hard into the outside first turn wall.

When action again got underway, Brian Montieth restarted second with eighth starter Daryn Pittman lining up third.

Pittman drove by Montieth on the restart but failed to gain on Dewease even as the leader entered the backmarkers with six laps to go.

At the finish, Dewease’s 92nd career oval win came by 2.618 seconds over Pittman, who finished second in the event for the fourth time in his career.

“My car was really good in the A Main,” Pittman said, “It really came alive.”

“I feel like I just cost us any chance at the race in the dash.”

Montieth was third followed by Tim Shaffer and Ryan Smith.

Sixth through 10th went to Brian Brown, TJ Stutts, Paul McMahan, Shane Stewart and Logan Schuchart.

Heats went to Giovanni Scelzi, TJ Stutts, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman and Dewease.

Zearfoss and Dewease won the dashes.

Freddie Rahmer took the C Main and David Gravel won the B Main.

Fast time over the 49 car field was set by Scelzi at 16.250 seconds.

Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter.

Feature finish

9/29/18

410 sprints, 40 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Brian Brown, 7. TJ Stutts, 8. Paul McMahan, 9. Shane Stewart, 10. Logan Schuchart, 11. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 12. Cory Haas, 13. Giovanni Scelzi, 14. Donny Schatz, 15. Freddie Rahmer, 16. David Gravel, 17. Sheldon Haudenschild, 18. Lucas Wolfe, 19. Ian Madsen, 20. Carson Macedo, 21. Brent Marks, 22. Jacob Allen, 23. Robbie Kendall, 24. Kraig Kinser, 25. Jordan Givler, 26. Brock Zearfoss, 27. Brad Sweet, 28. Logan Wagner

DNQ: Troy Fraker, Justin Henderson, David Franek, Kyle Moody, Adrian Shaffer, Greg Wilson,, Jac Haudenschild, Steve Buckwalter, Brandon Rahmer, Jim Siegel, Justin Whittall, Anthony Macri, Chase Dietz, Jason Sides, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Reinhardt, Nicole Bower, Alan Krimes, Chad Trout, Danny Dietrich, Trey Starks

 

 

Fresno Phenom Scelzi Whips World Of Outlaws In Williams Grove Open Night 1

9/27/18

Mechanicsburg – The “Fresno Phenom,” 16-year old Giovanni Scelzi upended the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night in the opening night of the 56th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open races.

Scelzi’s win in the Indy Race Parts No. 71 was his first ever at the track and with the World of Outlaws circuit and it gained him $10,000 for the victory.

Both he and David Gravel earned the front row starting spots for teh 27-lap main event, run in honor of the late Greg Hodnett.

Gravel bolted into the lead when action begain in the feature over Scelzi with fast timer Logan Schuchart racing in third.

Only five laps were completed before the first caution flag of the race unfurled for a stopped Schuchart.

The restart saw Gravel choose the inside lane for the restart and he held Scelzi at bay while fourth runner Freddie Rahmer got around Brian Montieth for third.

The pace was again slowed with 11 laps down when Sheldon Haudenschild looped his machine.

Gravel chose the outside lane for this restart and Scelzi tried a slider in the first corner but Gravel was too far around and was able to thwart the attempt with Lucas Wolfe now up to fourth as 12 laps went on the board.

A lap 15 restart is what netted Scelzi the lead as this time Gravel changed it up and went back to the inside lane for the restart.

But Gravel got out in front going into the first turn and entered high allowing Scelzi to cross over and drive underneath for the lead.

Scelzi then muscled up off of the bottom onto the backstretch to get control and take flight on the cushion.

The leaders entered the backmarkers with two laps to go, allowing Gravel to close back in but Scelzi held on for the popular victory by .732 seconds.

“I was worried I'd fade at the end," Scelzi said.

“I slid him and tried to leave him room and then on the backstretch we kinda’ checked out. We could work anywhere honestly.”

Gravel talked about his view of Scelzi’s winning pass.

“I didn’t know what to do on restarts," he said, “and he was able to slide me there and I coulda’ held it but I slid up in the marbles.”

Lucas Wolfe rode home third followed by Rahmer and Shane Stewart.

Sixth throuth 10th went to Trey Starks, Brian Montieth, Brad Sweet, Brian Brown and Donny Schatz.

Logan Wagner donated his $300 fast time award to Sherry Hodnett as did Donny Schatz, who collected $500 for Hard Charger laurels.

Heats went to Ian Madsen, Sweet, Montieth, Schuchart, Sclezi and Rahmer.

Kyle Reinhardt won the D Main, Danny Dietrich took the C Main and Lance Dewease won the B Main.

Twin dashes went to Gravel and Scelzi.

Schucharts fast time was 16.306 seconds.

Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter.

Feature finish

9/28/18

410 sprints, 27 laps: 1. Giovanni Scelzi, 2. David Gravel, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Freddie Rahmer, 5. Shane Stewart, 6. Trey Starks, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Brad Sweet, 9. Brian Brown, 10. Donny Schatz, 11. Daryn Pittman, 12. Brent Marks, 13. Ian Madsen, 14. Lance Dewease, 15. Paul McMahan, 16. Sheldon Haudenschild, 17. TJ Stutts, 18. Danny Dietrich, 19. Chad Trout, 20. Jacob Allen, 21. Tim Shaffer, 22. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 23. Cory Haas, 24. Robbie Kendall, 25. Carson Macedo, 26. Ryan Smith, 27. Logan Schuchart.

DNQ: Troy Fraker, Jordan Givler, Justin Henderson, David Franek, Kyle Moody, Nicole Bower, Adrian Shaffer, Greg Wilson, Kraig Kinser, Jac Haudenschild, Steve Buckwalter, Brandon Rahmer, Jim Siegel, Justin Whittall, Anthony Macri, Chase Dietz, Jared Esh, Logan Wagner, Jason Sides, Brock Zearfoss, Bud Kaeding, Ryan Taylor, Kyle Reinhardt

 

 

Nouse Claims 2018 Williams Grove Limited Sprint Track Title

9/27/18

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway congratulates 2018 HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint car champion Kevin Nouse of Mechanicsburg.

Nouse has been announced as the 2018 champion as the point season has now been ended for the division at the track.

A postponed 358 sprint main lost to rain on September 14 will not be made up at this point in the season.

After polling all drivers slated to compete in the event, a majority agreed to end the season and split the posted purse for the race evenly between all scheduled starters.

The 2018 track crown is a career fifth for Nouse and his third in a row at Williams Grove Speedway.

Nouse picked up three wins at the track this season.

The make-up Al Hamilton tribute feature for 410 sprints lost to rain on September 14 will be made up at the season finale on October 5 and will be a full point event for those cars originally locked into that main event.

Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Paul Lotier’s Name Stamped On Fast Qualifier Awards At World Series of Dirt Racing, October 11-14

Myerstown, PA - When the first World Series of Dirt Racing presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear takes place on October 11 - 14, at Selinsgrove Spedway, the quickest drivers in two of the mega-event’s ten divisions will receive awards that pay tribute to one of Sprint Car racing’s all-time greats.

Paul Lotier, who won in just his third start at Williams Grove and was named the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year in 1981, will be the namesake on the Paul Lotier Fast Qualifier Award, worth $250 to the wheel-twisters who record the quickest laps in qualifying for the 360 and 410 Sprint Car portions of the inaugural WSoDR.

It is absolutely appropriate to have Lotier’s name on these awards for achievements on the big, fast Selinsgrove half-mile. He loved - and excelled on - high speed venues like Port Royal, Williams Grove, and the mile at Syracuse. He won a track championship at Port Royal in ‘86 and was always up front at Syracuse.

Lotier, from Lebanon, PA, won 85 feature races during his storied career, which was cut short by a horrific crash at Sharon Speedway in 1991. These days, he focuses on helping his son, Paul Jr., with set up strategies for the Sprint Car, SpeedSTR, and TQ Midget owned and wrenched by the younger Lotier and driven by Tim Buckwalter.

Just three weeks away, the upcoming WSoDR will be a dirt racing fan's dream, as practically every division that competes on clay will be part of the World Series of Dirt Track Racing. Two different classes of Sprint Cars - 410's and 360's - will be on the docket along with the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, the 602 Modifieds, the Super Late Models, and Street Stocks. And, in an unprecedented venture, Tobias and Rose are also adding the AMA Flat Track Motorcycles to the mega-card of motorsports merriment.

While the big cars and bikes will do battle on the ultra fast half mile oval, the immensely popular small car divisions have not been forgotten by the organizers of the WSoDR. Friday and Saturday night, October 12 & 13, will see the Action Track USA Hyper Racing 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots competing on the racey bullring known as Selinsgrove Raceway Park on the inside of the big track. Joining them will be various classes of Karts and the AMA Kids' Classes. Each day's ticket and pit pass is actually a day/night combo, allowing spectators to enjoy both big track and small track activities for one price.

American Racer Tires, Hoosier Tires, and VP Racing Fuels will have a presence at the event, with booths and displays set up on the vendor midway behind the grandstands. Other businesses sponsoring Special Awards during the weekend include Bilstein shocks, Bair Wheels, Nicholas Powder Coating, K&N Air Filters, Magsarus Magnetos, and Wilwood Brakes.

The tentative schedule for the WSoDR will have various activities occurring day and night for fans' enjoyment. Thursday, October 11 is move-in day for campers and competitors. On Friday the 12th, the Super Late Models, 360 Sprints, and SpeedSTRs will qualify, as will the AMA Motorcycles. Those divisions will race on Saturday afternoon, as all of the weekend's activity on the half-mile oval will take place from noon to 5 p.m. One of Saturday's highlights will be the Wayne Subaru World Series 100 for the SpeedSTRs presented by BusinessLinkPrint.com, featuring live pit stops and a $10,000 paycheck going to the winner.

Following Saturday afternoon's competition, the Lias Tire/American Racer Tires 602 Modifieds and Street Stocks will qualify.

The 602 Modifieds and Street Stocks will be joined by the 410 Sprint Cars for Sunday afternoon’s racing program.

As mentioned, the wingless 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots, along with the Karts and AMA Kids' Classes, will spray the clay on Friday and Saturday evening on the competitive Selinsgrove Raceway Park bullring. These events will permit fans and other racers to sit back and enjoy some intense wheel-to-wheel action presented by the stars of tomorrow and the very best throttle-jockeys in their respective divisions.

Additional information regarding this colossal event, including ticket prices and the daily order of events, can be found at www.worldseriesofdirtracing.com and the World Series of Dirt Facebook page (Facebook.com/World Series of Dirt).

 

 

Williams Grove 56th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open Continues Event Legacy

9/23/18

Mechanicsburg – Sprint car fans in the East will gather this Saturday night to see the 56th running of the Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman sprint car series, going 40-laps in distance and paying $56,000 to the winner.

The National Open has a grand history that dates back to its inception and first champion in 1963.

Eventual Indianapolis 500 champion Gordon Johncock of Hastings, Mich., won the 100-lap affair in a contraption that had what looked like a wing atop its roll cage.

And this too would soon come to pass, as sprint cars would begin taking over dirt tracks in the east, including Williams Grove Speedway.

Ohio USAC standout Larry Dickson scored Open round two in 1964. Western Pennsylvania invader Henry Jacoby of Franklin took 1965.

The name of Blaney graced the National Open winner’s circle in 1966 as family patriarch Lou took Open laurels decades before his sons Dave and Dale would compete on the scene.

Bobbie Adamson, becoming a region name, took back-to-back victories in 1967 and 1968 before a virtual unknown named Gene Varner from Selinsgrove drove a back-up Gary Wasson No. 5 to an upset win in 1969 after a distance of 150 laps.

The decade of the 1970’s dawned with Altoona flyer Johnny Grum picking up the Open win.

The first of three consecutive wins by Midwest transplant Kenny Weld took place in 1971. All three of Weld’s wins came aboard the Bob Weikert No. 29.

Another transplant, The Bandit, Steve Smith Sr., took wins in 1974 and again in a rain-shortened 122-lap race in 1976 while The Original Outlaw, Bobby Allen drove to a win in 1975.

Texas native racing brother Van May took the 1977 version of the National Open before the Pink Panther struck in 1978 with a Kramer Williamson 100-lap win.

Smokey Snellbaker drove to victory for Charlie Lloyd in 1979 before the grandson of a coal miner named Lucas, Allen Klinger of Hegins kicked off the 1980’s with a 40-lap victory.

Steve Smith Sr. returned for a third Open triumph in 1981.

Lynn Paxton went back-to-back in 1982 and 1983 and stunned the racing world after his second 75-lap win by announcing his early retirement from the sport in victory lane.

Three more in a row for owner Bob Weikert came at the hands of South Dakota driver Doug Wolfgang from 1984 – 1986.

Wolfgang got stunned, denied and passed by Joey Allen for the victory in 1987.

The Mouse, Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio, took another win for Weikert in 1988.

The year 1989 found the first true World of Outlaws National Open contested as the yearly sanctioning began with Stevie Smith taking a victory to carry on his father’s tradition.

Technically, the 1978 National Open was considered an outlaws race as well although no outlaws drivers competed in the event.

One of if not the greatest sprint car driver(s) of all time, Hoosier Steve Kinser took his first National Open checkers in 1990.

Stevie Smith returned for another Open win, both for car owner Al Hamilton, in 1991, and now at a distance of 50 laps.

Kinser was again the champion in 1992 before daytime specialist Don Kreitz Jr. drove to victory under the Sunday sun in 1993 after 40 laps of action.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 1994 before outlaw cousin Mark Kinser took 1995.

The locals went back in front in 1996 with Lance Dewease and No. 461 car owner Walt Dyer.

Sammy Swindell won his first National Open in 1997 on a night that had fans returning to frozen windshields on their cars by the time the race ended.

Persistent rain forced a non-sanctioned event in 1998, won by modified turned sprint star Billy Pauch in a mount owned by John Zemaitis.

Mark Kinser returned for victory in 1999 before one of today’s outlaws stars and champions, Donny Schatz took his first win in 2000 as part of what would become a historic record in National Open competition in another 13 years.

Dewease returned the laurels to the PA Posse turf with back-to-back wins in 2001 and 2002, for car owners Joe Harz and Al Hamilton, taking $25,000 and $30,000, respectively on both accounts.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 2003 before Schatz returned for two in a row in 2004 and 2005.

The first $50,000 to win National Open was scored by Lancaster’s Doug Esh in 2006 and as it turned out it was the richest and shortest Open in history when rains hit on lap 26 of 40.

Schatz was again the winner in 2007.

Thanks to more persistent rain, another unsanctioned event in 2008 saw future outlaws and All Stars star Cody Darrah drive to victory.

Greg Hodnett took a hugely popular National Open victory for the PA Posse in 2009 driving the Jim and Sandy Kline No. 22.

Sammy Swindell got the second Open win of his career in 2010.

West coast flyer Jason Meyers took the 40-lap, $50,000 laurels in 2011.

The 2012 version saw North Dakota’s Schatz surge for an unprecedented fifth career win in the prestigious classic National Open.

With the $50,000, 40-lap victory, Schatz became the winningest driver in National Open history, breaking a four-win tie with Steve Kinser.

In 2013, the grand career of local driver Fred Rahmer of Salfordville was capped off at Williams Grove with his first and only triumph in the lucrative, prestigious National Open as Rahmer led the final 31 laps of the 40-lap feature before the veteran retired from the sport at the close of the season.

Connecticut driver David Gravel took the $50,000 win in 2014 but not without controversy.

The outlaws flyer was overtaken by local favorite Stevie Smith during the last half of the race before the slightest of contact from a closely following Gravel found Smith spinning in the first turn with six laps to go while Gravel retook command for the victory.

And then Stevie Smith got redemption in what was to be the first three-day National Open in history in 2015.

After three consecutive days of rain stopped the event dead in its tracks, a break with the weather on Sunday allowed a raindated Open to be completed with Smith taking the lead from Danny Dietrich on the ninth tour to lead the final 31 circuits and beat Schatz to the line for victory.

An uncanny three more days of rain and raw weather wiped out a second attempt at a three-day nationals in 2016.

A make up two weeks later found Danny Dietrich taking the lead from Joey Saldana with two laps to go in the 40-lap affair to score a wildly popluar win for the Pennsylvania Posse. Brad Sweet also took a turn at leading the main.

Connecticut’s David Gravel struck for his second $50,000 score in the 2017 National Open. Gravel took the lead from Donny Schatz and then took the lead back from James McFadden to win the 55th Annual affair.

Admission prices for Saturday’s National Open are $35 for adults and $20 for youth.

And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by visiting the oval on Facebook or via Twitter.

 

 

Williams Grove Champion Oil National Open To Again Offer Lucrative Bonus Awards

Rookie of the Race and Just Missed Awards up for grabs

9/23/18

Mechanicsburg – Lucrative contingency awards have again been posted for this week’s 56th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway as sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.

The Beer Hill Gang will present the Champion Racing Oil National Open Rookie of the Race Award while the Just Missed Award will again be offered.

The Just Missed Award will grant a minimum of $1,000 to the highest finishing driver in the Saturday Last Chance Showdown that does not earn a provisional to start the A Main.

Dirt Track Digest, Camp Mayhem and Sprintcarunlimited.com have joined forces to present the Just Missed Award for the Saturday Champion Racing Oil National Open.

Camp Mayhem is made up of a collection of loyal Open supporters that come together for the event each year at Williams Grove. The group has camped together for over a decade.

Dirtrackdigest.com is a top source for big-block Modified racing news while also providing coverage of northeast and national Sprint Car and Late Model racing.

Sprintcarunlimited.com is one of the newest sprint car news outlets on the web, offering weekly podcasts, original content feature stories and first-hand race results from across the nation.

Sponsored again in 2018 by The Beer Hill Gang, the Rookie of the Race Award is a $1,000 minimum bonus that will be paid out to the highest finishing rookie in the Champion Racing Oil National Open finale events on Saturday, excluding provisional starters.

Eligible finishes/finishers could come in the A, B or C Mains.

The 56th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open weekend is the climax of the season at Williams Grove Speedway.

The two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series program offers a 27-lap, $10,000 to win main on both Friday night before the big 40-lap event paying 56K to win on Saturday.

 

 

56th Annual, $56,000 To Win Williams Grove Champion Oil National Open Is This Week

World of Outlaws to match up with Pennsylvania in timeless battle at historic oval!

Friday program dedicated to fallen champion Greg Hodnett

9/23/18

Mechanicsburg – The 56th annual Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, is on tap at Williams Grove Speedway coming up this Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm.

Saturday’s 56th annual, 40-lap Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay a gigantic $56,000 to win on the heels of Friday’s National Open Preliminary, which will go 27 laps for $10,000 to win.

Friday’s Open Preliminary night of action will be dedicated to fallen Williams Grove champion and current point leader Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove, who lost his life in a racing accident on September 20.

Friday’s feature event will be 27 laps in distance in honor of Hodnett, who was the pilot of the No. 27 Heffner sprint car.

The Williams Grove Open began in 1963 when future Indianapolis 500 champion Gordon Johncock invaded to pick up the win.

And the race has become a fall classic for the sprint cars across the nation since that time, drawing only the best sprint car pilots that the industry has produced to compete for its coveted laurels.

Last year, Connecticut’s David Gravel struck for his second career $50,000 win in the marquee event for the Williams Grove sprint cars while a pair of preliminary events went to James McFadden and Gravel.

No one in sprint car history has more wins in the prestigious Williams Grove Open event than touring traveler Donny Schatz of North Dakota with five to his credit.

Of local drivers or transplanted drivers racing locally during their career, five pilots are tied at three wins each in the Open.

Kenny Weld, Steve Smith, Stevie Smith, Doug Wolfgang and Lance Dewease have all scored a hat trick.

This week’s Champion Racing Oil National Open races were to crown the 2018 Williams Grove Speedway track titlist with the crown bestowed following Saturday’s Open finale however postponement of a make-up full point event on September 21 will extend the point season beyond the Open races.

The late Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove holds the current Williams Grove point lead as the Open races begin. Hodnett was vying for his sixth career track title.

Adult general admission for the Friday night preliminary event is set at $30 with students ages 13 – 20 priced at $15.

Prices for Saturday’s 56th annual, $56,000 to win Champion Racing Oil National Open are set at $35 for adults and $20 for students.

Youth ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

21ST ANNUAL MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM OFFERS $5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR TENTH AND $500 TO TAKE THE GREEN

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 13

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 16, 2018) . . . . Trick or Treat, Halloween Ghostly Ghouls, and a witches cauldron will hover under a full moon on Saturday night, October 13 when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the House of Thunder Halloween Party at the Grandview Speedway. A Spooktacular event returns to the "haunted hill" with the 21st running of the Modified Traffic Jam, a 40 lap feature event paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth-place and $500 to start the twenty-four car starting field for all who pre-enter. The Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars will also be a part of this Triple Thunder Thriller event with pit gates opening at 2:30 PM, general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM with cars taking the green flag at 6 PM.

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 13, then general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

This haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration will spotlight the Modified Traffic JAM -- a race rich in history, having started in 1998 when Brett Hearn took the inaugural win. In the twenty year history of the Traffic Jam, Hearn is a four-time winner. Duane Howard, recent winner of the 2018 Freedom 76, is the first pre-entry driving the Norm Hansell #357.

A special rules package is offered as a 'treat' to the region's competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules, and details is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

There is no entry fee but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on 'the hill.' The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman - competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

'Joe the Pizza Dude' will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when 'The Pizza Dude' comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

 

Williams Grove Hosts Jam-Packed Action-Filled Night Of Sprints This Week

Four sprint car mains slated on World of Outlaws tune-up night!

9/16/18

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host a fantastic night of sprint car racing coming up this Friday, September 21 at 7 pm including full racing programs for the both the 410 and 358 sprints plus a make-up feature for both divisions on Brooks Powersports Night.

And there will be no increase in the previously posted admission price for the valuable and exciting racing event!

The regular program will feature the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints in a World of Outlaws tune-up event paying $4,000 to win as the local sprint cars ready themselves for the following week’s World of Outlaws National Open events.

A regular World of Outlaws format will be used to set the heat and feature starting grids for the 410 sprints.

The race will be the final installement in the 2018 Hoosier Diamond Series at the track in which Greg Hodnett is the point leader.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will also compete in a regular program of heats and a 20-lap main event.

In addition, two make-up features held over from September 14 will also be contested during the night.

The 410 sprints will race in the 30-lap Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier paying $5,0777 to the winner, also a Diamond Series event.

The 358 sprints will race a make-up from September 14, spinning off a Summer Series event boasting an increased purse.

Because of the full slate of racing planned for the night, starting time has been moved to 7 pm.

Adult general admission for the night is $16 with students ages 13 –20 priced at just $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Before the rains on September 14, as the 410 sprint Hamilton Tribute feature began, second starter Greg Hodnett had taken the lead while fourth starter Lance Dewease raced up to second.

But before the entire first lap could be completed, a seven-car fracas unfolded in the fourth turn involving the cars of Adam Wilt, Chase Dietz, Jim Siegel, Jared Esh, Kyle Moody, Freddie Rahmer and Cory Haas.

And then while awaiting a return to action following accident clean up, persistent and moderate rainfall soaked the track, forcing postponement of the balance of the night’s racing.

Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

 15 September 2018 Steve Inch

SMITH OUT-DUELS RAHMER FOR THRILLING VICTORY IN JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN FOR 410 SPRINT CARS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Ryan Smith of Kunkletown out-dueled Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville for a thrilling victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap All Star Circuit of Champions Jim Nace Memorial / 36th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by B&R Lawn Care at Selinsgrove Speedway.

For Smith, who as a youngster won numerous races on Selinsgrove’s one-fifth mile kart track, the $10,000 score was his first career on the sweeping half-mile track at the wheel of the McGhee & Associates No. 11 sprint car.

Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, who was making his first career start at Selinsgrove, was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 15.876 over the 31-car field and just missed setting a new one-lap track record. Smith set a new 4-lap track record in the first dash with a time of 1:04.977.

For the ninth straight year, the National Open was run as a tribute race to honor the memory of Jim Nace, the speedway’s only five-time sprint car champion.

The All Star Circuit of Champions “no-repeat winner streak” continues at Selinsgrove. In 17 sanctioned races at the track since 1970, there has never been a repeat winner.

Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove won his fifth race of the season in the 15-lap pro stock main event.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Craftsman World of Outlaws Late Model Series 20th Anniversary Late Model National Open at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, sponsored by Jeff’s Auto Body. The 50-lap main event will pay $10,000 to win. The limited late models will share the racing card.

Ryan Smith and TJ Stutts shared the front row for the start of the sprint car main event with Smith edging out Stutts for the early lead. Fourth-place starter Brian Brown moved by Stutts using the high line around turns one and two on the first lap.

Brown pulled alongside of Smith entering turn three in a bid for the lead but Smith prevailed racing out of turn four to complete lap one.

The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap five when Michael Walter’s car slowed on the backstretch. When the race resumed, Smith continued to set the pace while a battle for fourth unfolded between sixth-place starter Lucas Wolfe and eighth-place starter Freddie Rahmer.

Rahmer advanced to fourth on the next lap and then challenged Stutts for the third position. Rahmer stormed into third on lap eight and set his sights on the leaders.

Rahmer quickly caught Brown in a battle for second and secured the spot with a pass on lap 13. On lap 14 Tyler Esh’s sprint car rolled to a stop in turn four.

During the caution flag period for Esh, an open red was held for refueling, when Smith’s crew discovered a small hole in the car’s right rear tire. The crew was able to salvage the tire—and great run—by plugging the tire hole so Smith could go the distance.

The second half of the race was a war on wheels on the lightning-fast clay surface as Brown took another shot at Rahmer for the runner up spot to no avail. In the ensuing laps Rahmer reeled in Smith in a race for the lead.

The final caution flag waved on lap 22 when Jared Esh and Brock Zearfoss tangled on the frontstretch. For the final eight laps, fans were on the edge of their seats as a thrilling high-speed chase unfolded between Smith and Rahmer for the lead and win!

For three consecutive laps, Rahmer made breathtaking moves to the outside of Smith in turn four in an attempt to steal the lead. Each time Smith held off the challenges.

At the checkered flag, Smith scored one of the biggest wins of his career by just 1.3 seconds over Rahmer, Brown, Wolfe, and Stutts.

Second-place starter Kyle Bachman pulled into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature and was chased by polesitter Shaun Lawton. By lap five Lawton and fifth-place starter Brandon Moser dueled for the runner up position. On lap six, Lawton and Moser made some contact on backstretch which allowed fourth-place starter AJ Stroup to drive by Moser for the third position.

In the final laps, Bachman stretch his lead and posted a 1.4-second margin of victory over Lawton, Stroup, Moser, and eighth-place starter Noah Jensen.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 15 September 2018 410 Sprint Cars – 31 Entries 30-Lap A-Main: 1) 11 Ryan Smith $10,000 2) 51 Freddie Rahmer 3) 21 Brian Brown 4) 24 Lucas Wolfe 5) 11T TJ Stutts 6) 10H Chad Kemenah 7) 27 Greg Hodnett 8) 12 Blane Heimbach 9) 48 Danny Dietrich 10) 13 Paul McMahan 11) 87 Aaron Reutzel 12) 29 Jason Shultz 13) 3G Carson Macedo 14) 70 Dave Blaney 15) 39M Anthony Macri 16) 7K Cale Conley 17) 17B Steve Buckwalter 18) 33 Jared Esh 19) 8S Trenton Sheaffer 20) 4 Brock Zearfoss 21) 35 Tyler Esh 22) 9 Ryan Linder 23) 1R Kyle Reinhardt 24) 33W Michael Walter Heat Winners: Chad Kemenah, Lucas Wolfe, Greg Hodnett, Dave Blaney Dash Winners: Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts B-Main Winner: Cale Conley Time Trials: 1) 87 Aaron Reutzel 15.876 2) 21 Brian Brown 15.992 3) 11 Ryan Smith 16.087 4) 11T TJ Stutts 16.091 5) 51 Freddie Rahmer 16.092 6) 13 Paul McMahan 16.133 7) 24 Lucas Wolfe 16.149 8) 48 Danny Dietrich 16.158 9) 70 Dave Blaney 16.177 10) 44 Trey Starks 16.211 11) 33 Jared Esh 16.214 12) 29 Jason Shultz 16.219 13) 27 Greg Hodnett 16.228 14) 1R Kyle Reinhart 16.255 15) 4 Brock Zearfoss 16.275 16) 12Blane Heimbach 16.292 17) 10H Chad Kemenah 16.351 18) 5T Tyler Reeser 16.390 19) 20 Ryan Taylor 16.405 20) 39M Anthony Macri 16.439 21) 17B Steve Buckwalter 16.490 22) 7K Cale Conley 16.500 23) 3G Carson Macedo 16.618 24) 8S Trenton Sheaffer 16.663 25) 35 Tyler Esh 16.664 26) 11S Jim Shuster 16.823 27) 49 Mallie Shuster 16.972 28) 9 Ryan Linder 17.024 29) 33W Michael Walter 17.122 30) 10 Joe Kata 17.437 31) 22 Brandon Spithaler DNT Pro Stocks – 10 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 99 Kyle Bachman 2) 92 Shaun Lawton 3) 26 AJ Stroup 4) 8M Brandon Moser 5) 9 Noah Jensen 6) 23 Will Bruson 7) 55 Lori Croop 8) 55T John Troxell 9) 6C AJ Hoffman 10) 8K Jeremy Kline Heat Winners: Shaun Lawton, Kyle Bachman

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

K1 RaceGear 358 Sprint Summer Series

K1 RaceGear 358 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 12-Brent Shearer; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 41B-Tyler Ross; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 5-Travis Scott; 8. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 11. 50-Alyson Dietz; 12. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 13. 717-Brie Hershey (DNF); 14. 80-Rodney Westhafer (DNF); 15. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF); 16. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 17. 2D-Arron Spahr (DNF); 18. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 19. 99M-Nyle Berkes (DNF); 20. 4R-Tyler Walton (DNF); 21. 66-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 22. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 23. 21-C. J. Tracy (DNF); 24. 48-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF). DNS: 19S-Steven Drevicki. No Time.

Lap Leaders – Aaron Spahr (1-7), Wyatt Hinkle (8-21), Doug Hammaker (22-25)

MAKE-UP 358 Sprint Feature (8/18) Finish – 1. 4R-Tyler Walton; 2. 00-Chris Frank; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 5.12-Brent Shearer; 6. 41B-Tyler Ross; 7. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 8. 5-Travis Scott; 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 6M-Hank Donovan, Jr.; 11. 21-C.J. Tracy; 12. 44-Dylan Norris; 13. 2D-Arron Spahr; 14. 59-Steve Wilbur; 15. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 16. 34-Mark VanVorst; 17. 5A-Zachary Allman; 18. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF); 19. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 20. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 21. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); DNS: 66-Jeff Halligan, 44-Dave Brown. No Time.

Lap Leaders – Brett Strickler (1), Chris Frank (2-6), Tyler Walton (7-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 5-Travis Scott; 2. 4R-Tyler Walton; 3. 12-Brent Shearer; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 7. 38-Brett Strickler; 8. 59-Steve Wilbur; 9. 3-Jeff Paulson; 10. 717-Brie Hershey (DNF). Time – 2:29.94

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 21T-Scott Fisher; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 6. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 7. 34-Mark VanVorst; 8. 511-John Sharpe; DNS – 18-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 2D-Aaron Spahr; 4. 50-Alyson Dietz; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 7. 41-Brian Carber; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano; 9. 66-Jeff Halligan. Time – 2:30.13

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 2. 80-Rodney Westhafer; 3. 99M-Nyle Berkes; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 00-Chris Frank; 9. 6M-Hank Donovan, Jr. Time – 2:32.63

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 4. 66-Jeff Halligan; 5. 717-Brie Hershey; 6. 41-Brian Carber; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano; 9. 3-Jeff Paulus; 10. 5A-Zachary Allman; 11. 38-Brett Strickler; 12. 511-John Sharpe; 13. 80M-Dan Richcreek (DNF); 14. 6M-Hank Donovan, Jr. (DNF); 15. 59-Steve Wilbur (DNF); DNS – 34-Mark VanVorst. No Time

PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints

305 Sprint Feature Finish (20-laps) – 1. 11A-Austin Bishop; 2. 11Z-Zack Newlin; 3. 17-Kyle Smith; 4. 61-John Scarborough; 5. 46-Mike Alleman; 6. 69-Landon Price; 7. 83M-Larry McVey; 8. 23-Samantha Lieberman; 9. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 10. 77-Andrew Hake; 11. 5-John Walp; 12. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 13. 59T-Tim Stallings; 14. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 15. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 16. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 17. 2-Erin Statler; 18. 91J-John Fiore; 19. 4-Tyler Reinhardt; 20. 50-Jay Krout; 21. 44V-Daren Baloc; 22. 83-Billy Ney (DNF); 23. 3D-Dave Grube (DNF); 24. 9S-Rick Stief (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Austin Bishop (1-20)

305 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 2. 69-Landon Price; 3. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 4. 77-Andrew Hake; 5. 59T-Tim Stallings; 6. 5-John Walp; 7. 8-Nick Sweigert (DNF); 8. 9C-Darren Miller (DNF). No Time

305 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 3D-Dave Grube; 2. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 3. 83-Billy Ney; 4. 4-Tyler Reinhardt; 5. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 6. 50-Jay Krout; 7. 9S-Rick Stief; 8. 67-Ken Duke, Jr. Time – 2:37.03

305 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 46-Mike Allemen; 2. 2-Erin Statler; 3. 83A-Larry McVey; 4. 44V-Daren Balac; 5. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 6. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 7. 87-Austin Graby; 8. 13-Kurt Knepper. Time – 2:41.50

305 Sprint Heat Four Finish (8 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 17-Kyle Smith; 2. 11A-Austin Bishop; 3. 61-John Scarborough; 4. 23-Samantha Lieberman; 5. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 6. 91J-John Fiore; 7. 97-Kenny Hoffman; DNS – 36-Jaremi Hanson. No Time

305 Sprint Consolation Finish (8 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 50-Jay Krout; 2. 5-John Walp; 3. 91J-John Fiore; 4. 9S-Rick Stief; 5. 44K-Kiersten Hess; 6. 67-Ken Duke, Jr.; 7. 87-Austin Graby; 8. 13-Kurt Knepper; 9. 97-Kenny Hoffner (DNF); DNS – 8-Nick Sweigert, 9C-Darren Miller, 36-Jaremi Hansen. No Time

Penn-Mar Vintage Race Car Club

Vintage Race Car Club Feature Finish (15-laps)– 1. 10-Gene Wrightstone (M); 2. 17-Mike Beidel (S); 3. 707-Randy Minich (M); 4. 29-Mark Rickroad, Jr. (M); 5. 34-Brett Piergo (S); 6. 4-Scott Rickroad (M); 7. 7-Paul Baccchus (M); 8. 17-Curt Neiman (M); 9. 89-Ronald Rowles (S)(DNF). Time – 4:49.82

Vintage Race Car Heat Finish (8 laps) – 1. 10-Gene Wrightstone (M); 2. 707-Randy Minich (M); 3. 17N-Curt Neiman (M); 4. 17B-Mike Beidel (S); 5. 4-Scott Rickrode (M); 6. 7-Paul Bacchus, Jr. (M); 7. 29-Mark Rickrode, Jr. (M); 8. 34-Brett Perigo (S); 9. 89-Ronald Rowles (S); DNS – 78-Mark Grey (S). Time – 2:31.93

 

 

Friday Night Rains Halt Williams Grove Features,

Complete Program Plus Two Make-Ups Slated for September 21 At 7

9/14/18

Mechanicsburg – With the sprint cars under a red flag period for a first lap turn four pileup, rains hit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, postponing the Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier main event until next week.

The 30—lap main in honor of Half of Fame car owner Al Hamilton of Manheim paying $5,077 to win will now be completed on Friday, September 21 as part of the regularly scheduled World of Outlaws tune up event for the 410 sprints.

The postponed 358 Sprint Summer Series event that was to be held on Friday night will also be made up next week, on September 21.

Circumstances createad by the rains have now set up what will be a can't-miss event at Williams Grove Speedway on September 21 as the oval hosts complete programs for both the 410 and 358 sprints along with both make up feature events.

Starting time on September 21 has been moved to 7 pm.

Due to all qualifying being completed on September 14, rainchecks will not be honored at any future racing events.

Before the rains on Friday night, as the 410 sprint Hamilton Tribute feature began, second starter Greg Hodnett had taken the lead while fourth starter Lance Dewease raced up to second.

But before the entire first lap could be completed, a seven-car fracas unfolded in the fourth turn involving the cars of Adam Wilt, Chase Dietz, Jim Siegel, Jared Esh, Kyle Moody, Freddie Rahmer and Cory Haas.

And then while awaiting a return to action following accident clean up, persistent and moderate rainfall soaked the track, forcing postponement of the balance of the night’s racing.

Heats for the 410 sprints went to Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe and Chad Trout with the consolation race going to Robbie Kendall.

Fast time was set by TJ Stutts with a lap of 16.521 seconds.

Heats for the 358 sprints went to Matt Findley, Cody Keller and Gregg Foster.

 

 

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Port Royal Speedway

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World Of Outlaws To Sanction 51st Annual, $51,000 To Win Port Royal Tuscarora 50

Make-up Tuscarora 50 part of two-day Oct. 26/27 WoO weekend including Nittany Showdown

9/10/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The 51st annual Tuscarora 50 sanctioned by the World of Outlaws is set to hit Port Royal Speedway coming up Saturday evening, October 27, 2018.

After a rainout of the $51,000 to win, 51st annual event took place on September 8, speedway and World of Outlaws officials have worked together over the last 36 hours to put together a huge one-of-a-kind Port Royal program for the ages.

Friday October 26 will still feature the previously scheduled Nittany Showdown paying $8,000 to win for the World of Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse event.

But then on Saturday, Packer’s Concessions and Ramsey’s Car Wash & Garage will present the 51st annual World of Outlaws Tuscarora 50, paying $51,000 to win out of a one-day sprint car purse worth over $106,000.

The Saturday Tuscarora 50 will carry a raindate of Sunday, October 28.

The Nittany Showdown, originally schedule as a two-day event this year, will now return to its previous one-day $8,000-to-win format on Friday, October 26th, followed by the $51,000-to-win special-format Tuscarora 50 on Saturday for a spectacular Port Royal Speedway Season Finale Weekend.

Raincheck wristbands and reserved seats from the rained out September 8 program will be honored for the October 27 Tuscarora 50 program sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.

The raincheck wristbands and reserved seats will be honored for the October 27 racing program ONLY.

Fans wishing to obtain reserved seats for the Friday program still need to purchase them online via www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets .

Reserved seats for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 program, a limited number of which are still available, must be purchased via the speedway office and are expected to go on sale the week of September 17. Orders can be placed by phone by calling 717.527.4414.

Further details about this huge Port Royal and World of Outlaws sprint car event are still being determined however speedway officials wanted to inform all fans in attendance on September 8 of the make-up plan as soon as possible.

Last Saturday, 53 cars were pitside for the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway when rains hit just after qualifying time trials had been completed. In hopes of completing the program on Sunday, the slated rain date, speedway officials forged ahead with plans to conduct the event on September 9. However, rains overnight and through the morning on Sunday forced another cancellation.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has competed at the Speed Palace for the past four consecutive years, with nine-time defending Series Champion Donny Schatz scoring the win last year, Pennsylvania native and full-time World of Outlaw Logan Schuchart scoring the dominant win in 2016, this year’s Knoxville Nationals Champion Brad Sweet taking the checkers in 2015, and Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith scoring the upset victory in 2014.

Meanwhile, if Lance Dewease wins the Tuscarora again on October 27 in the Don Kreitz No. 69K, it will make Kreitz the winningest car owner in Tuscarora 50 history with six under his belt. He is currently in a tie with other five-time owner winners Al Hamilton and Bob Weikert. Kreitz got three as an owner/driver and currently has a pair with Dewease as driver.

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Inaugural World Series of Dirt Racing Slated For October 11-14

Huge Event Draws Closer; Will Be Held At Selinsgrove Speedway

Myerstown, PA - The month of October is typically stocked with big, end of the season races. In 2018, there will be a new addition to the list of big money events...and this one will knock your socks off!

Action Track USA's Rich Tobias and Doug Rose are teaming up with Selinsgrove Speedway to present the first World Series of Dirt Racing presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear from October 11 - 14, and it will be contested on the big, fast Selinsgrove half-mile as well as the smaller Selinsgrove Raceway Park.

This monster event will be a dirt racing fan's dream, as practically every division that competes on clay will be part of the World Series of Dirt Track Racing. Two different classes of Sprint Cars - 410's and 360's - will be on the docket along with the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, the 602 Modifieds, the Super Late Models, and Street Stocks. And, in an unprecedented venture, Tobias and Rose are also adding the AMA Flat Track Motorcycles to the mega-card of motorsports merriment.

While the big cars and bikes will do battle on the ultra fast half mile oval, the immensely popular small car divisions have not been forgotten by the organizers of the WSoDR. Friday and Saturday night, October 12 & 13, will see the Action Track USA Hyper Racing 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots competing on the racey bullring known as Selinsgrove Raceway Park on the inside of the big track. Joining them will be various classes of Karts and the AMA Kids' Classes. Each day's ticket is actually a day/night combo, allowing spectators to enjoy both big track and small track activities for one price.

Tobias and Rose envision more than 300 cars in the pits and on the speedway's during the course of the weekend. The total purse will be well over $100,000, with big dollars on the line for each division. "With the money that will be up for grabs and all the different classes in action during the weekend, fans can expect to see many of the top names in local and national motorsports," said Rose. "And several drivers are taking advantage of this unique opportunity to enter multiple classes." Chauffeurs who have already indicated their intent to compete in more than one class include Steve Buckwalter, Matt Westfall, Greg Hodnett, and Lucas Wolfe.

Enhancements to the facility began last fall and winter, with many of the projects geared toward the World Series of Dirt Racing. For example, the infield was readied for camping, which will be permitted in the spacious infield during the weekend extravaganza. There will also be a tent area for camping outside turns three and four. A midway is planned for the area behind the grandstands, with a plethora of vendors and displays for the fans' perusal.

The tentative schedule for the WSoDR will have various activities occurring day and night for fans' enjoyment. Thursday, October 11 is move-in day for campers and competitors. On Friday the 12th, the Super Late Models, 360 Sprints, and SpeedSTRs will qualify, as will the AMA Motorcycles. Those divisions will race on Saturday afternoon, as all of the weekend's activity on the half-mile oval will take place from noon to 5 p.m. One of Saturday's highlights will be the Wayne Subaru World Series 100 for the SpeedSTRs presented by BusinessLinkPrint.com, featuring live pit stops and a $10,000 paycheck going to the winner.

Following Saturday afternoon's competition, the Lias Tire/American Racer Tires 602 Modifieds and Street Stocks will qualify. They will race, along with the 410 Sprint Cars, on Sunday afternoon.

As mentioned, the wingless 600 Sprints, All Star Slingshots, and Junior Slingshots, along with the Karts and AMA Kids' Classes, will spray the clay on Friday and Saturday evening on the competitive Selinsgrove Raceway Park bullring. These events will permit fans and other racers to sit back and enjoy some intense wheel-to-wheel action presented by the stars of tomorrow and the very best throttle-jockeys in their respective divisions.

Additional information regarding this colossal event, including ticket prices and the daily order of events, can be found at www.worldseriesofdirtracing.com and the World Series of Dirt Facebook page (Facebook.com/World Series of Dirt).

 

 

Williams Grove Hosts Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic 410 Sprint Qualifier Friday

358 sprints compete in Mahoney's Summer Series

9/9/18

Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway returns to action this Friday, September 14 at 7:30 pm with The Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars paying $5,077 to win as part of the 2018 Hoosier Diamond Series.

Presented by Planet Fitness, the winner of the Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier will earn a guaranteed starting spot in the upcoming Lincoln Speedway Dirt Classic.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also on the September 14 racing card, featured in another Mahoney’s Plumbing and Heating Summer Series event boasting an increased purse.

Time trials for the 410 sprints will begin at 7: 30 pm.

Prior to the racing action, as a tribute to Hall of Fame car owner Al Hamilton and his famed No. 77 sprint car, several of his former drivers will be on hand for a meet and greet in the infield from 6 – 7 pm.

Drivers expected to be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs along with Hamilton himself include: Todd Shaffer, Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Fred Rahmer, Dave Calaman, Ed Zirkle, Steve Siegel, Aaron Ott and Keith Kauffman.

A live Facebook broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV with Hamilton and some of his drivers will also take place from 6 – 7 pm.

Adult general admission for the show is $18 with students ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10.

Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter

 

 

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Port Royal Speedway

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Wagner, Rine & Garman Secure Port Royal Titles

9/9/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The close of the Juniata County Fair on September 8 has also brought an end to competitive point racing for three track titles at Port Royal Speedway with Logan Wagner, Jeff Rine and Derick Garman all claiming track crowns.

Wagner, of Harrisonville, claimed the 2018 Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprint car track title on Friday night with a 10th place run in the All Stars Night Before The 50 event.

Wagner scored a pair of wins on the season at Port Royal during his first full-time season as a sprint car pilot aboard his inaugural season at the wheel of the famous Zemco No. 1 sprint car.

Jeff Rine of Danville ended up winning the 2018 River Valley Builders super late model point title in style, by claiming the last event of the season on Friday night to end the oval season with five victories.

The 2018 track crown is the first of the veteran’s career at the Juniata County Port Royal oval although he does own two titles at Bedford Speedway and an even dozen crowns at Selinsgrove Speedway in Snyder County.

Derick Garman of Elliottsburg claimed the Gray’s Insurance econo late model series title.

Garman recorded two wins on the season on his way to the track crown.

Two Port Royal Speedway track titles still remain to be decided in October.

Title holders will be determined in the Creasy Signs 305 sprint series and the Juniata Junction xtreme stocks.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

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Freddie Rahmer Outruns Tim Shaffer For Port Royal All Stars Nite Before The 50

Hodnett surrenders point title to Wagner, Rine wins late model main and crown

9/7/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Salfordville’s Freddie Rahmer won his first career Port Royal Speedway sprint car main in the All Star Circuit of Champions Night Before The 50 on Friday night at the historic oval.

Rahmer’s win came only after holding off the repeated attempts of Tim Shaffer to steal the victory, worth $5,000.

The race for the 2018 sprint car track title took a cataclysmic turn for point leader Greg Hodnett during the event when he destroyed his car in the first dash race and then was forced to turn to a back up car, which refused to fire for the feature event.

This saw Hodnett forfeit any feature points he may have earned and saw Logan Wagner secure the 2018 track title in what was a drastic turn of events during the affair.

The super late model main saw Danville’s Jeff Rine surge to his fifth win of the season, which in turn secured him a first-ever Port Royal track title.

Shaffer and Rahmer began the 30-lap Night Before The 50 event on the front row but the first start was called back when fourth starter Trey Strarks stopped on the track.

Shaffer, of Aliquippa, zoomed into the lead on the ensuring start with Rahmer and Ryan Smith giving chase.

Shaffer entered traffic on the seventh tour of the event and Rahmer was close enough to strike, which he did on the ninth lap.

The pair raced back to the stripe with Rahmer taking an inches advantage at the line, the equivalent of .008 seconds to be exact.

Seconds later, the caution flag unfurled, bunching the field with Shaffer taking a stab to reclaim the to spot on the restart.

Shaffer got another chance for a turn one dive for the lead on another restart with 12 away but again Rahmer had just enough momentum around the top of the turns to pull back ahead of Shaffer onto the backstretch.

Traffic again became a factor on the 18th lap but again the yellow flag slowed the hectic pace with 10 laps to go. .

The restart saw Shaffer again making a swoop for control only to watch Rahmer jet back around while Ryan Smith and Lance Dewease raced for third and fourth respectively.

The race was one lap from the finish when a final yellow flag appeared that then turned to red for refueling.

And again, Shaffer let it all hang out on the green-white-checker restart only to again come up short, giving Rahmer his first Port Royal win in what has been only limited career starts at the track.

Rahmer’s margin of victory was .830 seconds over Shaffer, Smith, Brock Zearfoss and Dewease.

Sixth through 10th went to Lucas Wolfe, Brian Brown, Paul McMahan, Aaron Reutzel and Logan Wagner.

Reutzel also destroyed a car in a tandem flip with Hodnett in the first dash and he too competed in the main in a back up car, moving from 23rd starting spot up to ninth, to earn the Hard Charger Award.

Heats went to Jared Esh, Reutzel, Robbie Kendall, Rahmer and Anthony Fiore.

Dashes went to Shaffer and Rahmer with Rahmer setting a new four-lap track record in the second dash, posting a time of 1:03.956.

Gio Scelzi won the B Main and set a new 12-lap track record of 3:15.726.

The C Main was won by Mike Wagner.

Lance Dewease set overall fast time with a lap of 15.347 seconds.

There was 46 cars in competition.

The 22-lap super late model main saw Bryan Bernheisel lead from the pole to enter traffic with a commanding advantage on the ninth tour.

The first caution flag of the race appeared on lap 10 with Gene Knaub, Jeff Rine and Dylan Yoder following for the restart.

But the restart saw Bernheisel jump the cushion and bite the outside turn two fence, taking himself out of the race.

This handed the lead to Knaub who watched as Rine jetted by on the ensuring restart to take command.

Yoder blasted under Knaub for second on the 14th lap in an effort to keep his title hopes alive after entering the race as the point leader.

But Rine would drive uncontested to his fifth win of the season and his first place finish was enough to sneak by Yoder for the point lead and resulting track crown.

Yoder finished second in the feature by .833 seconds and second in the point’s chase.

After starting 17th, Andy Haus raced up to third, followed by Ralph Morgan Jr. and Kyle Lee.

Sixth through 10th went to Knaub, Roy Deese Jr., Tim Smith Jr., Marvin Winters and Shaun Jones.

Heats went to Morgan, Hayes Mattern and Bernheisel.

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Results:

9/7/18

410 Sprints:

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.450; 2. 1-Logan Wagner, 15.506; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.645; 4. 33-Jared Esh, 15.663; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.804; 6. 3H-Matt Campbell, 15.936; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.936; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 16.080; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.145; 10. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.155

Group (B)

1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.347; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.423; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.434; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 15.450; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.623; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.645; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.890; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 16.977; 9. 39-Eric Parker, 99.180

Group (C)

1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.523; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.538; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts, 15.669; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 15.701; 5. 39H-Cory Haas, 15.720; 6. 35S-Justin Henderson, 15.744; 7. 44H-Joey Hershey, 15.788; 8. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.923; 9. 75-Nicole Bower, 15.991

Group (D)

1. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 15.572; 2. 2-AJ Flick, 15.621; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.660; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 15.746; 5. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.767; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.798; 7. 29-Jason Shultz, 15.887; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.916; 9. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.926

Group (E)

1. 5-Dylan Cisney, 15.608; 2. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 15.692; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth, 15.761; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore, 15.820; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 15.864; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.086; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.182; 8. 51-John Garvin, 16.315; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.514


Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 33-Jared Esh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 3H-Matt Campbell [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [10]; 9. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8]


Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 8. 39-Eric Parker [9]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]


Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 55K-Robbie Kendall [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 4. 35S-Justin Henderson [6]; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 6. 39H-Cory Haas [5]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 44H-Joey Hershey [7]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]


Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 6. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [9]; 7. 29-Jason Shultz [7]; 8. 55-Mike Wagner [5]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]


Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [4]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [3]; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 2. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 4. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 4. 33-Jared Esh [4]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]


C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 44H-Joey Hershey [2]; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [7]; 4. 75-Nicole Bower [6]; 5. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 7. 51-John Garvin [4]; 8. 39-Eric Parker [5]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 7. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 8. 39H-Cory Haas [7]; 9. 3H-Matt Campbell [9]; 10. 29-Jason Shultz [11]; 11. 70-Dave Blaney [12]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 14. 55-Mike Wagner [16]; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski [15]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 17. 44H-Joey Hershey [17]

A-Main (30 Laps)

1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease [9]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [19]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [10]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [20]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [23]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [14]; 11. 3G-Carson Macedo [22]; 12. 35S-Justin Henderson [17]; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney [12]; 14. 11T-TJ Stutts [13]; 15. 55-Mike Wagner [25]; 16. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah [21]; 18. 21M-Brian Montieth [6]; 19. 91-Anthony Fiore [3]; 20. 2-AJ Flick [15]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [24]; 22. 5T-Tyler Reeser [26]; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]; 24. 38-Steve Buckwalter [16]; 25. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 26. 71-Gio Scelzi [18];

DNS: 27-Greg Hodnett [27]

Late model feature, 22 laps: 1. 1 Jeff Rine, 2. Dylan Yoder, 3. Andy Haus, 4. Ralph Morgan Jr., 5. Kyle Lee, 6. Gene Knaub, 7. Roy Deese Jr., 8. Tim Smith Jr., 9. Marvin Winters, 10. Shaun Jones, 11. Robbie Black, 12. Dave Brouse Jr., 13. Reese Masiello, 14. Chad Myers, 15. Austin Berry, 16. Mike Lupfer, 17. Hayes Mattern, 18. Bryan Bernheisel, 19. Coleby Frye, 20. Matt Parks, 21, Jeff Johnson

DNS: Scott Flickinger, Kody Lyter, Jim Yoder

 

 

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Mav TV Motorsports Network To Air Both Nights Of Port Royal Tuscarora 50 Action

9/4/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The Mav TV Motorsports Network has announced that it will now air both nights of this weekends All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints Tuscarora 50 action at Port Royal Speedway.

Mav TV crews will arrive within the next 36 hours to begin setup at the historic oval.

The network will record and compile two complete programs for air based on both the Friday, September 7, Night Before The 50 and then the Saturday, September 8, 51st annual, $51,000 to win Tuscarora 50 itself.

Airdate for the Friday night program coverage is slated for October 14 at 8 pm while the Saturday Tuscarora 50 program will air one week later on October 21 at 8 pm.

Check your local cable and satellite provider listings for Mav TV channels and availability.

This weekends Tuscarora action will also be aired live on SpeedShift TV each night.

Visit www.speedshifttv.com for details on how to purchase the broadcast.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

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Tidy Tuscarora Tidbits To Toss Together

9/4/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. –

It’s This Weekend ~

This Friday and Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway will be one of the biggest sprint car races in the country with both nights sanctioned by the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints. Saturday night’s 51st annual Tuscarora 50 for sprints will pay 51,000 to win out of a total purse worth more than $106,000. Friday night action will find the All Stars sprints competing in a 30-lapper for $5,000 to win. Friday’s show is presented by former area promoter Tedd Reitz while Saturday’s 50 is sponsored by Packer’s Concessions and Ramsey’s Car Wash & Garage.

And You Pay How Much ~

Friday adult general admission is set at $30 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $15 while pit entry is $40. Saturday’s prices are set at $35 for adults and 20 for students with pits priced at $45. Reserved seat admissions for Saturday are $40.

Need A Seat ~

Reserved grandstand seats are available for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 only. Call 717.527.4414 to get your seat now at a price of $40, regardless of age.

Down To The Wire ~

The 2018 Port Royal sprint car and super late model track titles will be decided on Friday night with Greg Hodnett going into the event as the sprint point leader and Dylan Yoder entering the final late model race on Friday on top of the standings. The econo late model titlist will be decided on Saturday night with Derick Garman currently on top the points.

Watch It ~

Both nights of Tuscarora 50 action will be carried live on SpeedShift TV while Saturday’s Tuscarora 50 itself will be taped for airing in October on MAV TV.

Time Is Money ~

Sprintcarunlimited.com is paying $500 as the Fast Time Award in the Saturday 50. Packer’s Concessions will pay $200 for fast time on Friday night.

Up For Grabs ~

Three awards to be given out at the Saturday 50 will be the Lucas Snyder Tough Luck Award worth a minimum of $200, the Bob Bergstresser Hard Charger award worth $500 and the 20th annual Will Gamble Determination Award worth a minimum of $300.

Get There On Time ~

Gates will open and ticket sales will begin at 4 pm on Friday night while ticket sales will start at 11 am on Saturday. Saturday gates will open at 1 pm. Racing both nights is at 7 pm.

Record To Be Broken ~

If Lance Dewease can somehow win the Tuscarora again on Saturday night in the Don Kreitz No. 69K, it will make Kreitz the winningest car owner in Tuscarora 50 history with six under his belt. He is currently in a tie with other five-time owner winners Al Hamilton and Bob Weikert. Kreitz got three as an owner/driver and currently has a pair with Dewease as driver.

Riding A Hot Streak ~

Coming into the weekend’s Port Royal All Stars Tuscarora races, Lance Dewease is riding an All Stars Port Royal hot streak. Dewease has won the last five oval All Stars shows in a row, going back to the 50 itself in 2016. He then won in April of 2017, swept both 2017 Tuscarora races and won in April of this season.

A Free Gift ~

Some 2000 free MAV TV lanyards will be given to fans as they enter the gates starting at 3 pm on Saturday.

Just How Many Is The Question ~

Last year whopping fields of sprint cars numbering in the mid 60’s entered action both nights. Fields numbering in at least the 50’s seem reasonable to expect for this year.

Park It & Ride ~

Acres and acres of free parking will be around the event this weekend. The usual large field located outside the fairgrounds at the end of eighth street will be open as usual and acres of additional free parking will be opened up for the weekend located at the end of Cross Street, which is a few blocks from the track, off of Eighth St. School busses will be helping shuttle fans to and from parking areas on Saturday night.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

 

 

 

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Port Royal Speedway

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Aaron Reutzel Tunes For Port Royal Tuscarora 50 With Labor Day Sprints Win

Fedder and Boozel take stock cars

9/3/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel tuned up for this weekend’s 51st annual Tuscarora 50 races at Port Royal Speedway on Monday afternoon to claim the 67th annual Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic for 410 sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway.

Reutzel and his No. 87 Mike Baughman owned team hit the road immediately following All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints action in Ohio on Sunday night and arrived at the Port Royal oval at 5 am on Monday morning just in time to pocket the $4,000 Labor Day loot.

In the 18-lap econo late model main, Tim Fedder of Newport claimed his first win of the year in the division while Eric Boozel picked up the four cylinder feature.

A fantastic field of 29 sprint cars entered action under the Port Royal Labor Day sun with three heats going to Reutzel, Greg Hodnett and Freddie Rahmer while Chase Dietz took the consolation race.

Reutzel ran from seventh to the win in his heat and drew the third starting spot for the 25-lap Labor Day Classic.

Polesitter TJ Stutts took the lead at the start of the main event with Reutzel charging up to second on the first lap.

Stutts would enter traffic with the lead on the sixth tour with Reutzel and Brock Zearfoss in tow.

Zearfoss too had made the trip straight from Ohio All Stars action on Sunday night to compete.

Reutzel took the lead from Stutts on the seventh tour but found Zearfoss surging at the same time and the Lonestar State driver found his run at the front short lived as Zearfoss motored by for the lead seconds later to be scored the commander with eight away.

Stutts then stopped on the track with a flat tire on the ninth lap, bunching the field.

Reutzel chased Zearfoss on the restart and for the next several laps, keeping him within sight while Greg Hodnett and defending Labor Day winner Danny Dietrich began moving forward.

At the halfway point Hodnett was up to third as the race again soon entered traffic, allowing Reutzel to track down the leader.

Reutzel used what was left of the ragged top edge, up near the turns one and two wall to gain speed on every circuit while the groove switched low in turns three and four.

Looking for redemption after a final turn loss to Dietrich last year, Zearfoss did his best to work through backmarkers during the final half of the race but with five laps to go, his car pushed up off of the fourth corner, opening up Reutzel’s money lane.

Reutzel pounced at the opening and took the lead at the stripe, moving up in front of Zearfoss as the pair brushed tail tank to front wing as they crossed the line.

Reutzel was not to be denied the victory, which was his second in the area after claiming an All Stars win at Grandview Speedway a few weeks ago.

His victory came by .591 seconds over Zearfoss with Hodnett, Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer completing the top five.

Sixth through 10th went to Mike Wagner, Lucas Wolfe, Logan Wagner, AJ Flick and Justin Barger.

Fedder led all 18 laps of the econo late model feature with Andrew Yoder in tow.

Two caution flags halted the pace on laps 10 and 14, allowing Devin Hart to move forward with him taking second from Yoder on lap 11.

Hart was unable to challenge Fedder however with the margin of victory at the finish coming in at 1.750 seconds.

Todd Snook rode home third followed by Yoder and Eric Hohol.

Twin heats went to Tim Krape and Yoder.

Eric Boozel wired the field for the win in the four cylinder feature to take the win over Ken Leonard, Lee Zook, Travis Brown and Devin Isler.

Heats went to Justin Williamson, Chris Anderson and Leonard.

Clair McMullen and Alex Keaton won a pair of demolition derbys to close out the scorching day of racing.

For all the latest speedway news and information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or follow the oval on twitter and facebook.

Feature Finishes

9/3/18

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Aaron Reutzel, 2. Brock Zearfoss, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Mike Wagner, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Logan Wagner, 9. AJ Flick, 10. Justin Barger, 11. Joey Hershey, 12. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 13. Daryl Stimeling, 14. Jared Esh, 15. Justin Whittall, 16. TJ Stutts, 17. Chase Dietz, 18. Brett Michalski, 19. Brandon Matus, 20. Brent Matus, 21. Mike Walter II., 22. Kody Lehman, 23. Eric Parker, 24. John Garvin

DNQ: Colby Womer, Greg Plank, TJ Dehaven, Troy Fraker, George Streaker Jr.

Econo late models, 18 laps: 1. Tim Fedder, 2. Devin Hart, 3. Todd Snook, 4. Andrew Yoder, 5. Eric Hohol, 6. Ryan Walls, 7. Derick Garman, 8. Jakob Pipers, 9. Harold Ranck Jr., 10. Jason Davis, 11. John Myers, 12. Tim Krape, 13. Roger Beasom, 14. Ethan Beasom, 15. Cory Lawler, 16. Jennae Pipers

DNS: Jared Fulkroad

Four cylinders, 15 laps: 1. Eric Boozel, 2. Kent Leonard, 3. Lee Zook, 4. Travis Brown, 5. Devin Iser, 6. Bruce Betres, 7. Zack Moist, 8. Tim Campbell, 9. Matt Chronister, 10. Dan Betres, 11. Tony Hubler, 12. Fred Ruming, 13. Sam Creveling, 14. Jeff Foster, 15. Bryan Rigitz, 16. Kolten Wagner, 17. Derek Iser, 18. Adam Campbell, 19. Tim Raup, 20. Chris Anderson, 21. Justin Williamson, 22. Travis Semple, 23. Zack Wright, 24. Brad Beattly, 25. Michael Brouse, 26. Daryl Sip

 


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