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Marks Gets To Williams Grove Victory Lane, Locke And Drevicki Round Out Trio Of Winners

8/14/20

Mechanicsburg – A total of 74 sprint cars jammed the Williams Grove Speedway pit area on Friday night for a rare three-division open wheel program at the track that saw Brent Marks score the 410 sprint car win while Derek Locke took the 358 sprints and Steve Drevicki copped the USAC East 360 sprint main.

Marks of Myerstown started fourth in the 25-lap 410 sprint feature while Brian Montieth started on the pole.

And Phoenixville’s Montieth jetted into control when action began with Marks motoring up to second on just the second lap.

The frantic pace set by the leaders was slowed with six laps completed for a slowed Tyler Ross on the frontstretch.

The restart saw sixth starter Matt Campbell make a two car pass to move from fifth to third before another yellow bunched the field on the seventh tour.

The race would then go green all the way to the finish with Montieth running the cushion, doing his best to stay ahead of Marks, who was slamming the cushion as well.

But as the cushion-running leaders entered the rear of the field on lap 14, Marks began to slowly close on Montieth as he ran up on a pair of cars racing side by side for position.

With 10 laps to go, the pair was side by side at the line for the lead before Montieth pulled ahead.

Marks then regrouped for another run at the pacesetter and with five laps to go, he had caught Montieth again as the pair again crossed the line side by side again with Marks having just a nose into the lead.

But Montieth reclaimed command as the pair shot into the first turn only to see Marks go back out in front in the second turn before pulling Montieth back to the line with the pair again racing side by side with three laps left.

However Marks surged ahead this time around to get away just enough in order to prevent Montieth from slipping back by.

Marks then took the win by 1.088 seconds.

“That was a really, really hard race,” points leader Marks said, “One of the hardest I’ve had to race in a while.”

“I was just trying everything I could possibly do. I thought I lost the race there at one point.”

Matt Campbell finished third followed by Freddie Rahmer and Chad Trout.

Sixth through 10th went to Jeff Halligan, Zeb Wise, second starter Lucas Wolfe, Kyle Moody and Kyle Reinhardt.

Heats went to Campbell, Rick Lafferty and Rahmer.

Three attempts to get the 358 sprint main started were made before the first lap could be scored but when it had, polesitter Cody Fletcher was leading the field.

His run at the front was short lived however as second starter Derek Locke took over with two laps down.

The race was halted on the third lap when Russell Hammaker flipped in the third turn while others involved included Dave Brown Jr., Wyatt Hinkle and Nat Tuckey.

Eighth starter Doug Hammaker raced into second by lap seven and was chasing leader Locke when he entered traffic with nine laps to go in the 20-lapper.

A final caution flag with three laps to go gave Hammaker a clear shot at the leader but Locke moved down entering the first turn when action resumed to prevent a challenge from Developing to his inside.

Prior to that point, Locke was working the top while Hammaker bit into the lead using the low side.

Locked ended up taking the win for his second in a row, his second of the season and the second of his career at the oval.

Kevin Nouse rode home third followed by Fletcher and Zach Newlin.

Heats went to Nouse, Steve Owings and Locke with Scott Fisher taking the consolation race.

Bill Unglert started on the pole of the 25-lap USAC East 360 sprint main and led over Carmen Perigo Jr. when the race began.

Steve Drevicki, who entered the race as the tour point leader with two wins already this season, began the race in sixth.

Eighth starter Alex Bright moved into second behind Unglert on the ninth lap before Drevicki slid into the second spot on lap 11 using a slide job.

Drevicki then went to work on Unglert, taking the lead in the fourth turn with 10 laps to go before a caution flag regrouped the field.

Bright and Unglert swapped the second spot on laps 16 and 17 before Bright finally secured the spot.

A final caution flag with five laps to go put Bright on Drevicki’s tail and although he was able to get alongside Drevicki in the turns when action resumed he was never able to make a pass with Drevicki instead pulling away to the finish.

Billy Vaninwegen was third followed by Joe Biasi and Carmen Perigo Jr.

Heats went to Unglert, Bright and Biasi.

Feature Finishes, 8/14/20:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Matt Campbell, 4. Freddie Rahmer, 5. Chad Trout, 6. Jeff Halligan, 7. Zeb Wise, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Kyle Moody, 10. Kyle Reinhardt, 11. Rick Lafferty, 12. Robbie Kendall, 13. TJ Stutts, 14. Dylan Cisney, 15. Brad Howard, 16. Brent Shearer, 17. Jordan Givler, 18. Trenton Sheaffer, 19. Chris Arnold, 20. Dwight Leppo, 21. Troy Fraker, 22. Tyler Ross, 23. Chad Criswell, 24. Todd Allen

DNQ: Anthony Fiore

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Derek Locke, 2. Doug Hammaker, 3. Kevin Nouse, 4. Cody Fletcher, 5. Zach Newlin, 6. Dylan Norris, 7. Matt Findley, 8. Chris Frank, 9. Scott Fisher, 10. Chad Criswell, 11. Steve Wilbur, 12. Rich Eichelberger, 13. Justin Foster, 14. Hannah Riser, 15. Brett Rose, 16. Brett Wanner, 17. Jordan Givler, 18. Kyle Denmyer, 19. Travis Scott, 20. Steve Owings, 21. Russell Hammaker, 22. Wyatt Hinkle, 23. Dave Brown Jr., 24. Nat Tuckey

DNQ: Zachary Cool, Billy Heltzel, Jay Krout

USAC East 360 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Steve Drevicki, 2. Alex Bright, 3. Billy Vaninwegen, 4. Joey Biasi, 5. Carmen Perigo Jr., 6. Bill Unglert, 7. Kyle Spence, 8. Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 9. Chris Allen Jr., 10. John Stehman, 11. Mike Thompson, 12. David Swanson, 13. JR Berry, 14. Ryan Quackenbush, 15. Jonathan Swanson, 16. Troy Fraker, 17. Lee Kauffman, 18. Craig Pellegrini, 19. Jason Cherry, 20. Heidi Hedin, 21. Christian Bruno

DNS: Andrew Layser

 

 

Port Royal Speedway hosts Senior Citizen Night with Three-Division Show featuring Twin-20’s for Limited Late Models

By – Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn, (August 13, 2020)- Port Royal Speedway returns this Saturday, August 15th, with a three-division show featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models, and the first ever visit of the Wingless Super Sportsman division. It will also be Senior Citizen Night, to which fans ages 62 and older will receive general admission for $10.

The Limited Late Models will be competing in Twin 20-lap features and each feature will pay $1000 to the winner. The first feature event will be a handicapped show with an invert of either 6, 8 or 10 for the second feature. The 410 Sprint Cars will also be participating in group time trials to set heat race lineups and they will be racing for $4000.

In Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car competition, Brent Marks enters the weekend as the most recent winner as he bested Logan Wagner and Jared Esh last weekend to claim his ninth career victory at the Juniata County Oval. Wagner enters this weekend as the current points leader by 85-points and he is still searching for his first victory of the 2020 racing season. Mike Wagner (-85), AJ Flick (-150), Marks (-250) and Dylan Cisney (-300) complete the top five.

For the Limited Late Models, Marvin Winters picked up his first career victory at the Speedway back in mid-July, but it’s defending track champion Andrew Yoder holding down the top spot in the season ending point standings by 60-points over Dillan Stake. Devin Hart (-95), Shawn Shoemaker (-125) and Matt Parks (-130) are the rest of the top five.

Finally, the Wingless Super Sportsman are set to make their first-ever visit to the Port Royal Speedway. The T A Ward wingless super sportsman tour enter the weekend coming off a visit to Grandview Speedway that was won by Eric Jennings. Joey Biasi is the current series points leader over Kevin Gutshall, Steve Wilbur, Bill Brian and John Stehman. The series visit is sponsored by Degre Engineering and there will be a $100 Hard Charger Award via Scotty Signs.

Also, fans can now sponsor laps for the 2020 Tuscarora 50 beginning this weekend. Laps are $25/lap and all money will go directly to the leaders of the laps. Fans can choose businesses or shoutouts for their sponsorship and they will be announced throughout the night at the race. To purchase laps, fans may visit the track tower pre-race and please bring exact change.

Gates open at 4pm EST and racing is set to begin at 7pm EST.

GA- $20

Students- $10

Senior Citizen (62 and older)- $10

Pits- $30

 

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL & LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT GEAR UP FOR FINAL 410 SPRINT SHOW OF 2020 AT GRANDVIEW

NUMEROUS STORIES HIGHLIGHT THE ALL STAR SPRINTS THUNDER CUP & 358 MODIFIED DOUBLE HEADER THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

BECHTELSVILLE, PA AUGUST 13, 2020 . . . . . . Plenty of stories surround the history of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at the Grandview Speedway, especially when it comes to the 410 sprints.

On Thursday night, August 27, the sprints will return to the "hill" for their final visit of 2020 in an event sanctioned by Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment of Fleetwood, PA. Both divisions will compete in qualifying events leading up to the 35 lap Thunder Cup paying $5,000 to win for the 410 Sprints and a 30 lap 358 Modified feature paying $3,000 to win. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

The All Stars first came to Grandview in 1981, and modified driver Jimmy Horton took the victory. In total, the All Stars show fourteen events entered into the Grandview Speedway record books. The list of All Star winners at Grandview includes Aaron Reutzel winner of the 2018 and 2019 events, Don Kreitz Jr and Jimmy Horton also have two wins. Drivers with a single All Star win at Grandview are Steve Smith, Lance Dewease, Billy Pauch, Cris Eash, Jeff Sheppard, Dale Blaney, Fred Rahmer, and Freddie Rahmer.

Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville, PA, won his first Thunder on the Hill event in the All Star show off 2017. Rahmer finished an impressive second in the PA Sprint Speed Week event in June of 2020. Rahmer is ready for another visit to the Grandview victory lane.

The father and son team of Fred and Freddie Rahmer have both won All Star events in Thunder on the Hill competition.

Aaron Reutzel of Clute, TX, is on a roll, winning the last two All Star sprint show at Grandview. Reutzel is the defending All Star Series champion.

Chasing Reutzel in the All Star points is Cory Eliason of Valisia, CA, Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN, Zeb Wise of Angola, IN, and Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX. Some home town favorites looking to chase the $5,000 first prize include Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, Ryan Taylor, Anthony Macri, Alan Krimes, Brandon Rahmer, Brock Zearfoss, and Kyle Reinhardt to name a few.

The thrilling 358 NASCAR Modifieds are the charm of Grandview Speedway every Saturday night. They never disappoint the fans when they are on a Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event. Very few tracks present shows with two star-studded divisions. After a series of qualifying events, the Modifieds will battle in a 30 lap feature paying $3,000 to win. The talent-filled field is expected to include Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Brett Kressley, Rick Laubach, Doug Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer, Mike Gular, Colt Harris, Kevin Hirthler and Mike Lisowski.

This big night of racing is presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, a full-service machine, and truck shop, as well as a custom fabrication shop located in nearby Fleetwood, PA, just outside of Reading. Check out their full line of truck and trailer equipment, including snowplows and salt spreaders. To learn about their capabilities, including CNC machining, complete driveline service, MIG, TIG, and Stick welding check out our web site at www.levanmachine.com.

For the August 27 event, adult admission tickets are $30, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

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

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever-changing, and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew, and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing, and be considerate of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

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

 

 

Brent Marks Picks Up First Win of the Season During Curt Hershey Memorial

Greg Satterlee and Garrett Bard Continue Dominating Ways As Well

PORT ROYAL, PA – After numerous runner-up finishes this season, Brent Marks finally parked his sprint car in victory lane following a dominating run in the Curt Hershey tribute race Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, sponsored by Bobby Rahal Toyota of Lewistown.

Marks was 4-seconds behind Jared Esh when he took over second, but quickly tracked him down in lapped traffic using a fourth turn slider to grab the lead after slight contact. He drove away from there to a convincing 3.3-second win -his first of the season. His ninth career speedway win was worth $4,044, plus a $400 bonus for being the hard charger. He also received a $300 bonus for coming from ninth to win.

“Finally,” a relieved Marks said in victory lane. “It’s been one heck of a year. We’ve been fast all year long, but couldn’t quite get it in victory lane. Tonight, I wasn’t letting anything stop me. This car was awesome all night long. It all worked out great for me tonight.”

“He was a contributor to the sport and meant a lot to a lot of people and it’s an honor to win this race,” Marks said of Hershey.

Esh started second with Nicole Bower on the pole for the 25-lap main event. Esh grabbed the lead and streaked away from the field building a straightaway lead.

Meanwhile, Marks was racing forward from his ninth starting spot and was in a three-car battle for fourth. Esh quickly began lapping slower cars.

Marks secured fourth and quick passes of Kyle Reinhardt and Bower moved him into second with nine laps completed.

Esh was racing in heavy traffic with Marks closing quickly. Marks threw a huge slider at Esh as they raced into turn three. Marks cleared the pass with slight front end contact with Esh in turn four on lap 12.

“I was getting super aggressive,” Marks said. “I’m sure they were close slide-jobs, but you have to do that to win this deal. You can’t let them have the opportunity to get back by you. It’s awesome to be a winner in the CJB Motorsports car.”

“I would have liked to come out on top, but I’m very happy this is the first feature I got to run in this car,” Esh said of the Chiappelli 98. “Marks was in another league and Logan was good as usual. Right out of the box, we seemed to have decent speed. We were lucky in our heat race, some guys wrecked out which helped us get a handicap spot.

After spending years on the road, Marks turned back into a central PA regular this season.

“With the way things worked out with COVID this year, we had to change our schedule,” Marks said. “Most of the big racing is happening in Pennsylvania, so we decided to focus on this part of the country. This car is going to be fast anywhere we go now. Things are starting to come together. We’re fast every time we hit the track.”

Now it was Marks driving away from the field with the right rear up against the cushion. Eighth starter Logan Wagner took second from Esh with eight laps to go.

Marks controlled the final laps scoring the win over Wagner, Esh, Reinhardt and Ryan Taylor. AJ Flick, Dylan Cisney, TJ Stutts, Bower and Mike Wagner rounded out the top 10 in the non-stop race.

“We let Brent get by us early and that ultimately cost us the race,”

Wagner said. “Curt Hershey was a great guy. He propelled me to where I am today.”

Heat races for the 30 cars were won by Logan Wagner, Mike Wagner, and AJ Flick. Tyler Reeser won the B-main.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Brent Marks. 2. Logan Wagner. 3.

Jared Esh. 4. Kyle Reinhardt. 5. Ryan Taylor. 6. AJ Flick. 7. Dylan Cisney. 8. TJ Stutts. 9. Nicole Bower. 10. Mike Wagner. 11. Paulie Colagiovanni. 12. Tyler Bear. 13. Tyler Reeser. 14. Curt Stroup. 15.

Blane Heimbach. 16. Drew Ritchey. 17. Justin Barger. 18. Mark Smith. 19. Robert Ballou. 20. Mike Walter II. 21. Dustin Baney. 22. Jonathan Jones. 23. Kyle Smith. 24. Kody Lehman.

Did Not Qualify: Michael Bauer, Tanner Brown, Tyler Walton, Jeff Miller, Justin Whittall, Brad Howard.

Late Models

Roy Deese led the opening lap of the 25-lap late model feature over Trevor Feathers and Dillan Stake. Gregg Satterlee moved by Stake and into third. Feathers stayed within striking distance of the leader as they closed on slower traffic by the half-way point.

The yellow flag flew keeping them out of traffic. The red flag was displayed as Stake’s car had a fire under the hood when he stopped on the frontstretch. He was okay.

Feathers ducked under Deese on the restart, but couldn’t make the pass with Satterlee lurking in third. Deese began to pull away following the challenge. Satterlee took second from Feathers with five laps to go.

Another yellow erased a 2.4-second lead for Deese.

Feathers car broke entering turn three on the restart bringing out the yellow. He had been racing third.

Satterlee tried the bottom on Deese on the restart, but Deese was fast thru the middle. He got a little too high the next lap giving Satterlee an opening. He shot under him entering turn three. They raced side-by-side down the frontstretch with Satterlee securing the lead in turn one.

He drove away from there for his fourth win of the season worth $2,544 and a guaranteed starting spot in the Frank Sagi race at Hagerstown.

Deese, Jeff Rine, Donald Lingo and Kyle Lee completed the top five.

Ross Robinson, Andy Haus, Gene Knaub, Mike Lupfer and Jason Covert rounded out the top 10.

Heat races for the 43 cars were won by Gregg Satterlee, Donald Lingo, Kyle Lee, Larry Neiderer and Dillan Stake. Coleby Frye won the B-main.

305 Sprints

A nasty backstretch crash involving Derek Hauck marred the start of the 20-lap main event for the 305 Sprints. Doug Dodson got collected in the crash as well. All drivers were reported okay.

Point leader Garrett Bard raced into the lead over Justin Clark when the race resumed. He cruised to his third win of the season over Clark.

Defending champion Ken Duke Jr. completed the podium after passing two cars on the final lap. Nick Sweigart, who started 20th, and Domenic Melair completed the top five. Jake Waters, John Walp, Roger Irvine, Fred Arnold and Andrew Boyer rounded out the top 10.

Clark’s car failed post-race tech and he was disqualified.

Heat races for the 49 cars were won by Jake Waters, Fred Arnold, Devin Adams, Justin Clark and Garrett Bard. Landon Price won the C-main and Doug Dodson won the B-main.

305 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps) 1. Garrett Bard. 2. Ken Duke Jr. 3. Nick Sweigart. 4. Domenic Melair. 5. Jake Waters. 6. John Walp. 7. Roger Irvine. 8. Fred Arnold. 9. Andrew Boyer. 10. Kassidy Kreitz. 11. Daryl Stimeling. 12. Kenny Heffner. 13. Erin Statler. 14. Jared Zionkowski. 15. Nathan Gramley. 16. Robert Garvey.

17. Dave Wickham. 18. Kruz Kepner. 19. Brody Adamsky. 20. Devin Adams. 21. Derek Hauck. 22. Brad Mellott. 23. Doug Dodson. 24. Justin Mills. 25. Justin Clark. 26. John Scarborough.

Did Not Qualify: Branston Shue, Reed Thompson, Dave Guss, Landon Price, Ryan Lynn, Matthew Kline, Todd Lynn, Dustin Young, Mike Alleman, Jason Roush, Andrew Boyer, Josh Spicer, Jimmy White, Michael Potts, Michael Wenrick, Andrew Boyer, Jason Bergstresser, Jeff Miller, Rowdy Heffner, Cale Reigle, Donny Wise, Kyle Keen, Cody Hackenberry

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Shane Cottle Grabs Selinsgrove USAC Silver Crown Holland Classic On Final Lap

Bracy Bacon gets USAC East 360 Victory Sunday

8/9/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Veteran Shane Cottle of Kansas, Illinois, scored the win in Sunday night’s 74-lap Bill Holland Classic for USAC Silver Crown Sprint Cars at Selinsgrove Speedway with a picturesque pass at the start/finish line as the white flag waved.

Cottle’s ride to the $8,100 victory came after he changed a left rear tire on lap 30 of the race and restarted at the rear of the field.

Broken Arrow Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon took the win in the USAC East 360 sprint feature after leader Robert Ballou of Rocklin, California turned into the outside first turn fence before flipping on lap 14.

The original start of the Silver Crown event was red-flagged for a third turn flip as executed by Arizona’s Casey Buckman.

Cottle originally started the Holland Classic in 23rd and raced under the radar up to the point of his blown left rear tire with 44 laps to go.

Up to that point, polesitter CJ Leary of Greenfield, Indiana, had held sway over second starter Justin Grant of Ione, California.

When Cottle’s left rear let go near the start-finish line on lap 30, Mechanicsburg’s Dave Berkheimer ended up climbing up and over Cottle’s machine before flipping near the end of the frontstretch as fire shot from the bottom of his car.

Berkheimer was not injured.

Cottle then got the chance to replace his tire and restart at the tail of the field.

By lap 35, Leary and Grant had Brady Bacon, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Chris Windom in pursuit and with 47 laps completed the front four cars were threatening to settle the event between themselves as they pulled away from the field.

However tire preservation and tire wear would become an issue before the finish.

With 22 laps to go, Thomas and Windom made contact while racing for fourth with Thomas getting sidelined for the duration of the race while also regrouping the field for a restart.

And Leary poured on the speed when action resumed, trying to run away from the pack before the entire complexion of the extended distance affair changed during another caution period with seven laps to go.

Under the caution, Windom developed a right rear flat, forcing him to slow on the restart.

Bacon then restarted third and tried to work on Grant as Grant went after leader Leary, only to see caution again appear on lap 69, this time for more tire troubles.

And then Grant came up lame on lap 70, again with tire woes, dropping out of second, moving Bacon into the spot while also finding Cottle now running just behind.

A master on the low side, Cottle out gunned Bacon on lap 71 to race into second and set his sights on the leader only to again see the pace hampered with two laps to go.

The final restart, as with the last several, saw Leary drive a fast pace back to the green flag while trying to get a jump on the field as action resumed.

But Cottle stuck with him on the restart and tried a low move into the first turn.

Leary fought back that advance and then blasted low through turns three and four only to see Cottle change lanes as the pair raced onto the frontstretch.

And it was with picture perfect skills that Cottle got to Leary’s outside for the race-winning pass just as the pair crossed the start/finish line under the white flag.

Cottle then surged ahead as the pair raced into the first corner as he went on to the victory by .774 seconds.

Leary took second followed by Kyle Robbins, New Castle, Indiana; Bryan Gossel, Fort Collins, Colorado; and Carmen Perigo Jr., Stoystown.

Sixth through 10th went to Kyle Cummins, Princeton, Indiana; Bacon; Shane Cockrum, Benton, Illinois; Matt Goodnight, Winchester, Indiana; and Logan Seavey, Sutter, California.

Leary set fast time over the field with a lap of 21.676 seconds.

Alex Bright led the first two laps of the 20-lap USAC East 360 sprint main before second starter Brady Bacon took command.

However Bacon soon lost the lead to eighth starter Robert Ballou who was working the top cushion to perfection and in thrilling style as Ballou went out front on the fifth tour.

The leader hit traffic with nine laps to go but was working perfectly through the field when it appeared something may have broken on the front of his racer in the first turn.

Ballou pushed up over the cushion as he set the car into the corner and careened straight into the outside fence before flipping although escaping injury.

This handed the lead back to Bacon with defending series champion Steve Drevicki lining up second for the restart.

Bacon controlled action on the restart and again on a restart with five laps to go but a final restart with one lap to go found Drevicki in contention.

The Reading driver got under Bacon in the first turn for the lead only to see Bacon hold the line and race to his outside in turn two before the pair drag raced into the third corner.

Drevicki hung tough with Bacon through the turns but Bacon had just enough bite to surge ahead to the finish, taking the win by. .381 seconds.

Mark Smith was third followed by Kevin Thomas Jr. and Alex Bright.

Heats went to Drevicki, Ballou and Carmen Perigo Jr.

Feature Finishes, 8/9/20


Silver Crown Sprint Cars:

74-Lap A-Main: 1) 81 Shane Cottle 2) 30 CJ Leary 3) 7 Kyle Robbins 4) O6 Bryan Gossel 5) 52 Carmen Perigo 6) 69 Kyle Cummins 7) 6 Brady Bacon 8) 53 Shane Cockrum 9) 39 Matt Goodnight 10) 22 Logan Seavey 11) 20 Kody Swanson 12) 24 Mike Haggenbottom 13) 33 Ronnie Wuerdeman 14) 18 Travis Welpott 15) 17 Chris Windom 16) 91 Justin Grant 17) 10 Jake Swanson 18) 15 Chad Kemenah 19) 9 Kevin Thomas Jr. 20) 54 Matt Westfall 21) 31 Dave Berkheimer 22) 3 Jake Simmons 23) 40 David Byrne 24) 74 Casey Buckman

360 Sprint Cars:

20-Lap A-Main: 1) 5G Brady Bacon 2) 19 Steven Drevicki 3) M1 Mark Smith 4) 20 Kevin Thomas Jr. 5) 20B Alex Bright 6) 16 Steve Buckwalter 7) 71 Chris Allen Jr. 8) 21 Carmen Perigo 9) 7 Alex Yankowski 10) 33B Bill Unglert 11) 83 Bruce Buckwalter 12) 32 Eric Jennings 13) 35 Andrew Layser 14) 23 John Stehman 15) 67 Jason Cherry 16) 27C Craig Pellegrini 17) 3H Heidi Hedin 18) 96 Lee Kauffman 19) 39 Robert Ballou 20) 17M Chritain Bruno 21) 07 Colby Womer 22) 5Q Ryan Quakenbush

 

 

Williams Grove In Action Friday With Three Divisions Of Sprint Car Racing

See rare trio of Williams Grove sprints with 410, 358 and USAC wingless 360s in action!

8/9/20

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will be in action this Friday, August 14 at 7:30 pm with a rare three-division program of pure sprint car racing for Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints, HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprints and for the USAC East 360 sprint cars.

Gates will open at 5:30.

The interesting mix of winged and non-wing sprint car action on Friday night will produce an exciting racing program.

The event will be the first-ever appearance at the track of the USAC East 360s while the 410 sprints will be competing in the make up Billy Kimmel Memorial held over from August 7.

For the 410 and 358 sprints, the show will award 50 appearance points only toward the season-long point titles at Williams Grove.

All point/race penalties will be suspended for this special program that was added to the 2020 schedule within just the last six weeks.

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

So far this season, the 410 sprint ranks have produced seven different winners in eight races at the track.

Brent Marks is the current point leader and is still looking for his first trip to victory lane at the oval this season.

Derek Locke is the current 358 sprint point leader with a win to his credit.

The wingless USAC East Sprints have produced wins for point leader Steve Drevicki. Watt and Mark Bitner to date this season.

The wingless 360s will race in a 20-lap contest this week.

Williams Grove Speedway will host the World of Outalws Late Models and the 410 sprints coming up on Friday night, August 21 at 7:30.

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

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Ultimate Northeast Late Model Showdown On Sand Hill Is This Saturday

Aug. 15 program features super late models, 305 sprints and roadrunners

Showdown On Sand Hill Offers Super Lates 30 Laps, $3,000 To Win!

8/9/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the fifth running of the Showdown On Sand Hill for Ultimate Northeast Super Late Models coming up this Saturday, August 15 at 7:30 pm, presented by Fairfield Chevrolet of Lewisburg.

The event will showcase the super late models in a 30-lap, $3,000 to win main event, sanctioned by the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series.

The race will be the third of four oval dates in the 2020 Civil War Super Late Model Series – North vs South, staged between Selinsgrove and Williams Grove Speedways and presented by RBS Auto & Trailer Sales and Modern Heritage.

Gates will open at 5 pm.

Time trials will set the late model heat starting grids.

Also racing this Saturday will be the Apache Tree Service PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints and the A & A Auto Stores Roadrunners.

In super late model action at Selinsgrove Speedway this season, Jeff Rine has taken two scores while single wins have gone to Rick Eckert and Andy Haus.

Rine currently leads the Civil War Super Late Model Series point standings by 40 points over Haus.

Pittsburgh’s Jared Miley is the current Ultimate Northeast late model series point leader.

Miley took the 2020 Ultimate Northeast tour series opener at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex on June 13.

Since then, Dan Angelicchio of Mt. Pleasant has scored twice on the Ultimate Northeast tour.

Previous Selinsgrove Speedway Showdown on Sand Hill champions have been Grett Satterlee, 2013; Tim McCreadie, 2014; Dylan Yoder, 2018; and Jared Miley, 2019.

The 305 sprints will be in action on Saturday for the fifth time this season at Selinsgrove and so far four races have produced no repeat winners.

Victories have gone to Christian Rumsey, Garrett Bard, Nick Sweigard and Ken Duke Jr.

Doug Dodson of Middletown is the current PASS tour point leader.

Roadrunner action at the track this year has seen Jake Jones score a hat trick while single wins have gone to Curtis Lawton, Will Brunson and Brad Mitch.

Adult general admission for the August 15 racing program is set at $15 with youth ages 12 – 17 priced at $10. Kids ages 11 and under are always FREE at Selinsgrove Speedway.

There will be no racing at the track on August 22 as the Renegade Monster Truck Tour invades the oval. Learn more about the thrilling monster truck show including advanced ticket options by visiting www.monstersinselinsgrove.com.

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

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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DANNY DIETRICH GETS CAREER LINCOLN WIN NO. 50; Brett Strickler Scores First Career Victory; Jeff Paulson Wins Vintage Race

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 15 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Thursday, August 20 (7:30PM) World of Outlaws/ULMS Super Late Model Billy Vacek & Paul “Huey” Wilcoxon Memorial

Saturday, August 22 (7:30pm) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints (plus 358 Sprint make-up feature from 8/1)

Abbottstown, PA (August 8, 2020) – Danny Dietrich scored a milestone win with his Hank Gentzler Memorial victory on Saturday night. Dietrich won his 50th 410 feature at Lincoln putting him 6 wins behind Bobby Abel on the track’s all-time win list.

Gerard McIntyre Jr. and Billy Dietrich shared the front row of the 30-lap feature with Freddie Rahmer and Lucas Wolfe lined up in the second row.

McIntyre had the advantage going into turn 1 with Billy and Freddie in second and third respectively. A three-way battle for fourth was brewing between Tim Wagaman, Chad Trout and Lucas Wolfe when the caution came out on lap 1 for Tyler Esh. Esh slowed on the front stretch and came to a stop in turn 2.

The top five for the restart were McIntyre, Billy, Freddie, Wagaman and Wolfe.

McIntyre got a great restart. Freddie looked under Billy in turns 1 and 2 and took second. Matt Campbell, who was filling in for Brian Montieth as he spent time with his family, was up to fifth from ninth and got to work on Wagaman to try and take fourth.

Freddie was reeling in McIntyre and got close enough to slide under him in turn 4 on lap 6 to take the lead.

The yellow came out again on lap 9. This time it was for Jay Galloway when he spun out in turn 2. Galloway rejoined the field.

This time Freddie led McIntyre, Billy, Wagaman and Campbell to the cone for the single-file restart.

Brandon Rahmer tried to get by Campbell to enter the top 5. While those two battled for position Danny Dietrich entered the mix. Dietrich got by Brandon for sixth.

Wagaman was working on Billy for third and took the spot on lap 12.

Campbell and Danny made it a three-way battle with Billy for fourth with Danny getting by them both to take the spot.

Danny challenged Wagaman for third and took the spot coming out of turn 2 on lap 16. Next in Danny’s path was McIntyre. Danny got by Gerard for the runner-up spot on lap 19.

Freddie had a 1.9 second lead over Danny with 10 laps to go.

The caution lights came on for Tyler Ross on lap 21 when he fell off the pace.

Freddie led Danny, McIntyre, Wagaman and Dietz who was up to fifth from his 14th starting spot, on the restart.

Freddie went to the top and Danny chose the bottom going into turn 1 while Wagaman battled McIntyre for third.

Danny used the top of 3 and 4 to make up ground on Freddie. The top two touched coming out of turn 2 on lap 24 after Dietrich pulled a slide job. The contact allowed Dietrich to take the lead.

Danny crossed the line 2.345 seconds ahead of Freddie for his 50th win. Wagaman finished third. McIntyre held on to finish fourth and Dietz rounded out the top five.

410 heat winners were Freddie Rahmer, Billy Dietrich and Lucas Wolfe. Chad Trout set quick time over the 30-car field with a lap of 13.271 seconds.

Brett Strickler Scores First Career Victory

Brett Strickler led the 20-lap feature wire to wire to score his first career win in the 358 division at the track.

Strickler lined up to the outside of pole-sitter Zach Allman at the start of the feature.

Strickler took the lead going into turn 1 on the start with Allman and Cody Fletcher side by side for second coming out of turn 2.

The yellow came out before the first lap was in the books. The field lined up for a complete restart behind Allman and Strickler.

Chris Frank came to a stop on the back stretch before the green came out for the restart. Frank’s belts had come loose. When a driver stops for a safety issue they are able to restart in their running position instead of tailing the field. Frank kept his third starting spot.

Strickler took the lead once again at the start. Fletcher was up to second as he came out of turn 2 but the red flag came out before a lap was completed.

Cameron Burke and Hayden Miller both got upside down and Justin Foster was collected as a casualty of the incident. Foster was able to rejoin the field for another complete restart.

The third time was the charm for the field to start. Strickler shot out to the lead once again. This time it was Frank battling Allman for second.

While Frank was chasing down Allman, Doug Hammaker caught up to him and wanted the third spot. While Hammaker was trying to get by Frank, Fletcher got by him to take fourth. A three-car battle for third ensued between Fletcher, Frank and Hammaker.

Justin Foster came to a stop on the front stretch on lap 4 bringing out a caution.

Strickler led Allman, Fletcher, Hammaker and Frank to the cone for the single-file restart.

Strickler drove to the lead into turn 1 with Hammaker getting by Fletcher for third and battling Allman for second.

Kody Hartlaub entered the top 5 on the restart.

Hammaker got to the outside of Allman coming out of turn 4 to take second on lap 7.

Allman, Hartlaub and Fletcher battled for third with Hartlaub taking the spot on lap 9.

The red flag came out again on lap 10 when Zane Rudisill tipped over in turn 1. Matt Findley got collected in the incident as well.

Strickler paced the field for the restart ahead of Hammaker, Hartlaub, Allman and Fletcher.

Strickler and Hammaker both chose to go low into turn 1 with Strickler holding on to the lead.

Jeff Rohrbaugh, who sits atop the all time win list in 358 competition at the track, entered the top five on lap 11.

Hammaker was trying everything to get by Strickler including a slide job on lap 13 in turns 1 and 2. Strickler got Hammaker back coming out of turn 2 to keep the lead.

As the top two battled for the lead, Hartlaub reeled them in.

Strickler was making the bottom of 1 and 2 work as Hammaker rolled through the middle. Despite throwing everything he had at the leader, Hammaker couldn’t make the pass.

Strickler won his first 358 feature by 1.049 seconds over Hammaker. Hartlaub crossed the line third. Rohrbaugh finished fourth and Chris Arnold completed the top five.

The 358 Sprint heat races were won by Travis Scott, Jeff Rohrbaugh, Chad Criswell and Chris Frank.

Jeff Paulson Wins Vintage Race

Jeff Paulson lined up fourth for the 15-lap Outlaw Vintage Racing Series feature on Saturday night.

Jon Lines started on the pole with Andy Cassel lined up on his outside.

Lines took the lead going into turn 1 but Cassel took over the top spot coming out of turn 2 as Lines struggled to control the car through the turns.

Paulson moved into second before the caution lights came on for Lines on lap 2. John spun out in turn 2.

Cassel led Paulson, Dave Dissinger. Mike Stofflet and Mark Hahn for the restart.

Cassel went high in turns 1 and 2 with Paulson using the bottom to close in on the leader. Paulson made the pass for the lead coming out of turn 4 on lap 2.

The yellow flag came out again on lap 3 when Travis Jacobus stopped on the highside of turn 2. Cassel was off the pace when the yellow came out.

Paulson paced the field and took the lead on the restart with Stofflet trying to get by Dissinger for second.

Stofflet got by Dissinger at the line on lap 4 for second right before the caution came out as Cassel was once again off the pace.

Paulson took the lead once again on the restart and started to pull away from the field.

Scott Schaeffer drove by Dissinger for fourth on lap 6 and made quick work of Hahn for third.

Stofflet caught Paulson and got a nose under him lap 7. Schaeffer entered the mix using the high side as the leaders entered lapped traffic on lap 11.

Paulson passed two lapped cars at the line on lap 12 and Stofflet was right behind him.

Another yellow came on lap 13 for John Marks who got spun around in turns 1 and 2. Stofflet and Schaeffer who were running second and third got collected in turns 1 and 2 as well.

Paulson hung on to the lead once again on the restart. Paulson crossed the line ahead of Hahn, Dissinger, Gene Wrightstone who had driven through the field after starting tenth, and Lines.

This Saturday, August 15, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and the Mid Atlantic Modifieds. Action starts at 7:30PM with pit gates open at 5PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 8, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($4,000); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 5E- Tim Wagaman; 4. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 21-Matt Campbell; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich; 9. 1x-Chad Trout; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 12. 45-Jeff Halligan; 13. 87-Alan Krimes; 14. 59-Jim Siegel; 15. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 16. 15-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 17. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 90-Jordan Givler; 19. 7-Trey Hivner; 20. 73B-Brett Michalski; 21. 27G-Jay Galloway; 22. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF); 23. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 24. 14c-Tyler Esh (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Gerard McIntyre Jr. (1-5), Freddie Rahmer (6-24) & Danny Dietrich (25-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 45-Jeff Halligan; 4. 1x-Chad Trout; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 90-Jordan Givler; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway; 10. 84M-Chad Criswell (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 8. 15-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 14c-Tyler Esh

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 21-Matt Campbell; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 5. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 97-Brie Hershey; 8. 11P-Greg Plank; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 10. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 15-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 90-Jordan Givler; 4. 73B-Brett Michalski; 5. 27G-Jay Galloway; 6. 14c-Tyler Esh; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 8. 11P-Greg Plank (DNF); 9. 84M-Chad Criswell (DNF); 10. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. (DNS); 11. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNS); 12. 44-Dylan Norris (DNS)

Time Trial Results 1. 1x-Chad Trout 13.271; 2. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr. 13.318; 3. 5E-Tim Wagaman 13.417; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.445; 5. 59-Jim Siegel 13.461; 6. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 13.475; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.479; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe 13.498; 9. 21-Matt Campbell 13.519; 10. 45-Jeff Halligan 13.588; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.613; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich 13.618; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall 13.624; 14. 87-Alan Krimes 13.665; 15. 44-Dylan Norris 13.685; 16. 5-Tyler Ross 13.712; 17. 75-Chase Dietz 13.741; 18. 15-Adam Wilt 13.749; 19. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.808; 20. 15-Jeff Rohrbaugh 13.890; 21. 7-Trey Hivner 13.974; 22. 90-Jordan Givler 13.977; 23. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. 14.011; 24. 97-Brie Hershey 14.012; 25. 84m-Chad Criswell 14.021; 26. 14c-Tyler Esh 14.104; 27. 11P-Greg Plank 14.171; 28. 27G-Jay Galloway 14.201; 29. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.279; 30. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.459

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars

358 Sprint Feature (20 laps) 1. 38-Brett Strickler ($1,100); 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 4. 00-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 23-Chris Arnold; 6. 5a-Zach Allman; 7. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 8. 00-Chris Frank; 9. 54-Brett Wanner; 10. 84M-Chad Criswell; 11. 5-Travis Scott; 12. 11z-Zach Newlin; 13. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 14. 21-CJ Tracy; 15. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 16. 99-Zachary Cool; 17. 6-Tim McClelland (DNF); 18. 27-Jacob Galloway; 19. 28-Matt Findley (DNF); 20. 4-Zane Rudisill (DNF); 21. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); 22. 23-Justin Foster (DNF); 23. 82-Cameron Burke (DNF); 24. 11H-Hayden Miller (DNF)

Lap Leaders Brett Strickler (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 laps) 1. 5-Travis Scott; 2. 6-Tim McClelland; 3. 23-Chris Arnold; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr; 6. 4-Zane Rudisill; 7. 11H-Hayden Miller; 8. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 9. 511-John Sharpe; 10. 17-Andrew Hake (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 laps) 1. 00-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 5a-Zach Allman; 4. 82-Cameron Burke; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 23-Justin Foster; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. u2-Billy Heltzel (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 laps) 1. 84M-Chad Criswell; 2. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 3. 38-Brett Strickler; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 8. 34-Mark VanVorst; 9. 38s-Jordan Strickler (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat 4 Finish (10 laps) 1. 00-Chris Frank; 2. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 3. 54-Brett Wanner; 4. 11z-Zach Newlin; 5. 27-Jacob Galloway; 6. 8cr-Mason Chaney; 7. 22-Jacob Balliet; 8. 48-Nat Tuckey; 9. 14K-Hannah Riser

358 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) 1. 4-Zane Rudisill; 2. 23-Justin Foster; 3. 99-Zachary Cool; 4. 11H-Hayden Miller; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 9. 14K-Hannah Riser; 10. 22-Jacob Balliet; 11. U2-Billy Heltzel; 12. 48-Nat Tuckey (DNF); 13. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 14. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh (DNF); 15. 17-Andrew Hake (DNF); 16. 34-Mark VanVorst (DNS); 17. 511-John Sharpe (DNS)

Outlaw Vintage Racing Series

Outlaw Vintage Racing Series Heat 1 Finish (6 laps) 1. 63-Jon Lines; 2. 88-Dave Dissinger; 3. 34-John Marks; 4. R10-Dominique Deglas; 5. R10-Kevin Sponagle; 6. 812-Wyatt Jacobus Sr; 7. PB-Denise Hall; 8. 07-Travis Jacobus; 9. 32-Tom Orth; 10. 100-Hugh Wright (DNS)

Outlaw Vintage Racing Series Heat 2 Finish (6 laps) 1. 28c-Andy Cassel; 2. PB-Jeff Paulson; 3. 36-Mike Stofflet; 4. 14-Mark Hahn; 5. 77s-Scott Schaeffer; 6. 10-Gene Wrightstone; 7. 60-Bobby Hall; 8. 4-Brock Jacobus; 9. 1-Jim Kirkwood (DNS); 10. 17-Curt Neiman (DNS)

Outlaw Vintage Racing Feature Finish (15 laps) 1. PB-Jeff Paulson; 2. 14-Mark Hahn; 3. 88x-Dave Dissinger; 4. 10-Gene Wrightstone; 5. 63-Jon Lines; 6. 36-Mike Stofflet; 7. 77s-Scott Schaeffer; 8. R10-Dominique Deglas; 9. 34-John Marks; 10. PB-Denise Hall; 11. 4-Brock Jacobus; 12. 60-Bobby Hall; 13. 812-Wyatt Jacobus; 14. R10-Kevin Sponagle; 15. 28c-Andy Cassel; 16. 07-Travis Jacobus

 

 

Port Royal Speedway set for three-division show to honor Curt Hershey along with Salute to the Military night

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn- (August 6, 2020)- Coming off a weekend where persistent rain showers postponed the feature events until dates later this season, racing returns to the Port Royal Speedway this weekend (August 8) sponsored by Bobby Rahal Toyota of Lewistown with a three division show featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the River Valley Builders Super Late Models and the Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars.

The night will be the annual ‘Salute to the Military’ night and all military veterans will receive FREE ADMISSION with a proper government military ID card or DD-214 form. Bob Timney, a military veteran from State College, Pa., who goes by the stage name of ‘Sgt. Bob’, will sing the national anthem and will provide free music entertainment presented by Butler Hill Maple Farm on the stage just outside of the frontstretch entrance gates next to the ticket offices from 4-6pm EST.

Along with the salute to the military, the track will also pay homage to late engine builder Curt Hershey. Hershey was the owner of Hershey’s Racing Engines and produced powerplants for many 410 sprint cars, dirt late models and 305 sprint cars throughout the years. He was described as an asset to the racing community and his support and engines guided many of driver’s careers who have raced at the speedway over the years. He passed away June 23rd at the age of 58 and is missed dearly.

In remembrance of Hershey, the track has increased the purses in all divisions where the 410’s will be racing for $4,044, the late models will race for $2544 to win and the 305’s will be vying for $444 to win and $222 to start. Also, on the line for the late models will be a $50 bonus to all heat race winner’s courtesy of D&D Auto Recycling.

In the 305 division, the hard charger award will be worth an increased $200 courtesy of Penns Valley Meat Market and CG Racing Engines and Newlin’s Bar Service will be handing out a torsion bar cleaning tool to the highest finishing driver using a Hershey’s Racing Engine. If one of those drivers can win the feature, they will also receive an additional $44 from Newlin’s.

In Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car competition, Logan Wagner enters the weekend with a narrow 40-point advantage in the season standings over his father Mike Wagner. AJ Flick (-210), Anthony Macri (-250) and Brent Marks (-265) make up the top five. The most recent winner at the speedway in the division was Kyle Larson back on July 19th.

Colton Flinner is the current points leader for the River Valley Builders Super Late Models, and he hold a slim 15-point advantage over Trevor Feathers. Andy Haus (-55), Dylan Yoder (-80) and Mike Lupfer (-140) fill out the top-five. Gregg Satterlee currently is riding a wave of three victories in his last four appearances at the track and if in attendance will likely be the favorite.

Finally, in the Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car division Garrett Bard holds down the point standings lead by 75-points over Doug Dodson. Erin Statler (-140), Nick Sweigart (-145) and last year’s champion Ken Duke (-155) make up the top five. Bard has two victories in three races at the speedway in 2020 and will be looking to further stretch his lead this weekend.

Please note that we are continuing to operate under CDC Guidelines and encourage all patrons to wear masks and practice proper social distancing measures. There will be sanitizer stations located throughout the facilities and if you do not feel well, we encourage you to stay home and watch via PPV on www.FloSports.tv

Gates Open- 4pm EST, Racing- 7pm EST

Ga- $20, Student Admission- $10, Pits- $30

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES & LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT PRESENT . . . . . . . . .

TONY STEWART’S ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS 410 SPRINTS JOIN 358 MODIFIEDS IN DOUBLE HEADER THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 AT GRANDVIEW

Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will return to the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA as part of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series on Thursday night, August 27. This event is presented by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment of Fleetwood, PA and will showcase the 410 sprints in the 35 lap $5,000 to win Thunder Cup joined by the always exciting 358 NASCAR Modifieds. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Ollie's Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions is one of the oldest traveling sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. Stewart and his team look forward to building on the All Star Series impressive legacy by taking it to a new level of success and sustainability. Thunder on the Hill and Grandview Speedway are honored to be part of the 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions tour.

This big night of racing is presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, a full-service machine and truck shop as well as a custom fabrication shop located in nearby Fleetwood, PA just outside of Reading. Check out their full line of truck and trailer equipment, including snowplows, and salt spreaders. Or, to learn about their capabilities, including CNC machining, complete driveline service, MIG,TIG, and stick welding check out our web site at www.levanmachine.com.

If you have never seen a 410 sprint car race at Grandview, you must plan to join us on Thursday night, August 27. Legendary sprint car driver Joey Saldana once said, “Driving a 410 sprint car at Grandview Speedway is like flying a jet fighter plane in a high school gymnasium”. It’s just that wild and with some of the best sprint car drivers in the country expected to be on hand, anything can happen.

Aaron Reutzel of Clute, TX is red hot on the Grandview Speedway one-third mile high banked oval, winning the last two All Star events on the Hill. Reutzel is also the defending All Star Champion and current point leader. Chasing Reutzel in the All Star points is Cory Eliason of Valisia, CA, Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN, Zeb Wise of Angola, IN and Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX. Some home town favorites looking to chase the $5,000 first prize include Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, Ryan Taylor, Anthony Macri, Alan Krimes, Brandon Rahmer, Brock Zearfoss and Kyle Reinhardt to name a few.

The 358 NASCAR Modifieds are the charm of Grandview Speedway every Saturday night they never disappoint the fans when they are on a Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event. Very few tracks present shows with two star-studded divisions. After a series of qualifying events, the modifieds will battle in a 30 lap feature paying $3,000 to win. The talent filled field is expected to include Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Brett Kressley, Rick Laubach, Doug Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer, Mike Gular, Colt Harris, Kevin Hirthler and Mike Lisowski.

For the August 27 event, adult admission tickets are $30, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

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

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever-changing, and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew, and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing, and be considerate of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

Grandview Speedway Contact Information
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Sunday USAC Selinsgrove Event Offers “Champ Cars & Local Bars Expo,” Live Music, Silver Crown Display And Tribute To Bill Holland

8/2/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – Sunday’s historic USAC Silver Crown Series Bill Holland Classic, 74th Selinsgrove Speedway Anniversary Race offers plenty of action, both on and off of the track.

The special event includes the “Champ Cars & Local Bars,” local brews and wines expo, beginning when gates open at 4:30 pm.

To go along with the historic USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race at Selinsgrove Speedway, the “Champ Cars & Local Bars” expo offers fans the chance to purchase more than a dozen locally crafted ales to go along with wines, wine slushies, seltzers and more!

Local band Fully Loaded will perform on the Keller’s Auto Body & Towing Stage located along the midway between approximately 4:45 and 6:15 pm.

The speedway and USAC will have a display of USAC Silver Crown cars on display for race-goers to inspect prior to the start of racing action along with a tribute to the race’s namesake, the winner of the very first race ever held at Selinsgrove Speedway in 1946, Bill Holland of Philadelphia.

Local brewers Spyglass Ridge Winery of Sunbury and Three Beards Brewing Co. of Sunbury will be on display and offering up cool brews and treats to go along with the hot USAC on-track action.

Another event in the 2020 Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series at the track, the race will not only include the 74-lap, Bill Holland Classic 74th anniversary contest paying $8,000 to win but the USAC East 360 Wingless Sprint Series is also on the two-division racing card.

The big car, big race is a “can’t miss” Selinsgrove Speedway event for the ages that will showcase not only an extremely rare contest for wingless champ car sprints at the big half-mile but it will do so in an equally rare long-distance event.

Bill Holland of Philadelphia won the very first race ever run at Selinsgrove Speedway on July 20, 1946 before going on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500 after a legendary career in AAA sanctioned racing contests across the nation

Follow Spyglass Ridge Winery and Three Beards Brewing on Facebook and learn more about the local crafters by visiting their official websites at spyglassridgewinery.com and threebeardsbrew.com.

Follow local ban Fully Loaded on Facebook and learn about Slivinski Law Offices by visiting www.slivlaw.com.

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

USAC Silver Crown Series Will Launch 50th Anniversary Season At Selinsgrove Sunday!

Historic Bill Holland Classic, 74th Anniversary Race To Be Staged – Event is first ever at oval for Silver Crown Champ Dirt Cars

Night of totally wingless sprint car racing includes USAC East 360s at 7 pm, August 9

8/2/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – Selinsgrove Speedway will host a truly historic event coming up this Sunday night, August 9 at 7 pm when it hosts the USAC Silver Crown Series in the running of the Bill Holland Classic, 74th Selinsgrove Speedway Anniversary Race, paying $8,000 to win with a total purse of $33,000 on the line.

The USAC Silver Crown appearance at the track will be the first ever in the history of both USAC and Selinsgrove Speedway, taking place as another Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series event at the track in 2020.

The special race at Selinsgrove Speedway will serve as the kick off the 50th anniversary season for the USAC Silver Crown Series Champ Dirt Cars, albeit abbreviated, running through October.

The United States Auto Club has only ever sanctioned one other event in the history of USAC and the track, which was a regular USAC sprint event scored by local driver Mitch Smith back in 1971.

The August 9 USAC Silver Crown Holland Classic will go 74 laps in distance in honor of Philadelphia’s Holland who won the very first race ever conducted at the track back in 1946.

Also on the racing card will be the USAC East wingless 360 sprints, making the event a totally wingless night of sprint car racing at the historic oval.

The USAC East 360s will compete in a 20-lap feature event.

Expected to vie for laurels in the Holland Classic Anniversary Race is five-time and defending Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson of Zionsville, Indiana.

Swanson became the winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history in 2019 when he surpassed the legendary Jack Hewitt on the all-time Silver Crown win list, pushing past Hewitt’s 23 wins to now top the list at 29.

Drivers planning on entering the lucrative Selinsgrove event include: 2016 Silver Crown champion “The Bear” Chris Windom, Canton, Illinois; USAC Sprint champion “Macho Man” Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Indiana; CJ Leary, Greenfield, Indiana; and Justin Grant, Ione, California.

More drivers expected to compete include: Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, Alabama; Shane Cockrum, Benton, Illinois; “The Throttle” Shane Cottle, Kokomo, Indiana; Kyle Cummins, Princeton, Indiana; Dallas Hewitt, Troy, Ohio; and Matt Westfall, Ludlow Falls, Ohio.

Both Brady Bacon and Kevin Thomas Jr. have indicated their plans to run in both USAC divisions at the Selinsgrove event.

Steve Drevicki of Reading is the current USAC East 360 point leader over Chris Allen Jr.

Drevicki has won twice on the circuit this season while Ryan Watt of Boyertown has also taken one win.

Gates for the historic USAC Selinsgrove Speedway event will open at 4:30 pm on Sunday with advanced general admission ticket holders granted access at 4 pm.

Adult general admission for the big show is $25 with students ages 12 – 17 priced at $15. Kids ages 11 and under are always FREE at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Reserved seats for ALL AGES are an additional $2 and can be purchased by emailing promoter@selinsgrovespeedway.com with contact information.

Pit access is $40.

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

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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Williams Grove Hosts Kimmel Memorial For Sprints And Civil War Super Late Model Series Friday

8/2/20

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the Billy Kimmel Memorial for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars along with the Civil War Super Late Model Series coming up this Friday, August 7 at 7:30 pm.

Gates will open at 5:30.

The Billy Kimmel Memorial for 410 sprint cars is run in honor of Billy Kimmel of Mechanicsburg.

At the age of 27, Kimmel was fatally injured in a sprint car racing accident at Williams Grove Speedway in 2007.

The 2020 Kimmel Memorial will be 25 laps in distance, paying $3,800 to win with $500 on the line just to start the feature as the racet takes place as a Yellow Breeches 500 event.

There will be NO time trials.

Freddie Rahmer is the defending Kimmel Memorial champion.

The super late models will compete in their first race of the season at the track on Friday as part of the 2020 Civil War Super Late Model Series – North vs South, between Williams Grove and Selinsgrove Speedways as presented by RBS Auto & Trailer Sales and Modern Heritage.

The Civil War Series super late model race will go 25 laps in distance, paying $2,200 to the winner including a posted bonus.

With two races, at Selinsgrove Speedway, already completed this season, Jeff Rine currently leads the series standings over Andy Haus. Both drivers have scored a victory.

Friday’s late model winner will be a guaranteed starter in the August 16 Frank Sagi Tribute race to be held at Hagerstown Speedway.

In 2019, Rick Eckert and Brandon Sheppard scored late model wins at the track with Eckert scoring twice.

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

A second Williams Grove Civil War Series date comes up at the track on August 21 when the World of Outlaws invade. The event will carry appearance points only toward the Civil War Series standings.

Williams Grove Speedway will be in action on Friday, August 14 with a rare three-division program of 410 sprints, 358 sprints and USAC wingless 360 sprints.

Both the 410 and 358 sprints will receive only 50 appearance points upon entering competition on August 14. All point/race penalties will be suspended for this special program that was added to the 2020 schedule within just the last six weeks.

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

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

EXPECTED SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS FORCE CANCELLATION OF USAC NATIONAL MIDGET & MODIFIED DOUBLE HEADER TUESDAY AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA AUGUST 3, 2020 . . . . Due to the fast-approaching Tropical Storm Isaias and the forecast of high winds and heavy rain, management of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series in conjunction with USAC officials are canceling the Tuesday night, August 4 NOS Energy USAC National Midget & 358 Modified event at Grandview Speedway. The weather outlook is very dismal, with rain forecasted at 100% throughout the entire day and an estimated rainfall of two to three inches. This event will not be rescheduled for 2020.

"It's an unfortunate turn of events for the 2020 racing season," Co-promoter Bob Miller said. "We were excited to offer up a great night of USAC Midget racing, but with the current pandemic, minimizing the cost for race teams is important. We will prepare for this event in 2021."

With the odds stacked against the chance of getting the Tuesday, August 4 event in the books, the early cancellation will allow USAC race teams and spectators to remain safe at home, waiting for the storm to pass before heading east for the balance of the USAC Midget swing.

The next Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event is set for Thursday night, August 27 with the return of Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints. The 358 Modifieds will be part of the doubleheader with gates opening at 5 PM and race time set for 7:30 PM.

Adult admission tickets are $30, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever-changing, and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew, and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing, and be considerate of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

THUNDER ON THE HILL COMING EVENTS:

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

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

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

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

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

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

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DANNY COMES OUT ON TOP IN BATTLE OF THE DIETRICHS ON DCS SCHOOL OF DRIVING NIGHT; 358 Sprint & Classic Car Features Rained Out

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 8 (7:30) HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE PRESENTED BY PANCHO’S RACING PRODUCTS: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Vintage Outlaw Series

Saturday, August 15 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Saturday, August 22 (7:30pm) 410 Sprints + 2nd Annual Billy Vacek Memorial for Super Late Models

Abbottstown, PA (August 1, 2020) – Danny Dietrich lined up eighth for the 30-lap feature on DCS School of Driving Night. Despite a caution filled event, Dietrich worked his way through the field and caught the leader, Billy Dietrich, and took the lead from his brother with 7 laps to go. Dietrich went on to win his first feature at the track in over a month.

Glenndon Forsythe and Scott Fisher shared the front row at the head of the 25-car field on Saturday night. Forsythe shot to the lead when the green flag dropped with Dylan Norris moving into second. Fisher and Billy Dietrich drag raced down the backstretch for third with Dietrich taking the spot. Jim Siegel followed and moved into fourth sending Fisher to fifth.

The first caution of the race came on lap 2 when Alan Krimes slowed on the front stretch. Krimes rejoined the field after stopping in the work area.

Forsythe led Norris, Billy, Siegel and Fisher to the cone for the single-file restart.

Dietrich was the only driver in the top 5 to opt for the high line in turns 1 and 2 on the restart. Norris got under Forsythe coming out of turn 2 and as the two battled for the lead Billy got by both of them to take the top spot.

Siegel moved into third and the top three, Dietrich, Forsythe and Siegel, started to pull away from the rest of the field.

The leaders approached lapped traffic on lap 7.

Brian Montieth was working through the field from his ninth starting spot and was trying to get in the top 5 as he battled Fisher.

Another yellow came on lap 8 when Aaron Bollinger stopped on the front stretch.

Billy paced the field with Forsythe, Siegel, Norris and Fisher lined up behind him for the restart.

Once again Billy shot to the top going into turns 1 and 2 with Forsythe working the bottom as Siegel was all over him for the second spot.

Siegel slid Forsythe in turns 3 and 4 for second but Forsythe returned the favor in turns 1 and 2. Once again Siegel got by Forsythe in 3 and 4 with Forsythe taking second back in 1 and 2. Siegel finally held him off to take the spot on lap 11 after an intense battle.

The third caution came on lap 11 when Tony Fiore stopped on the front stretch.

The running order for the top five on the restart was Dietrich, Siegel, Forsythe, Norris and Fisher. Danny Dietrich was lurking in sixth with Montieth behind him, both wanting to get into the top five.

Danny got around Fisher earning a spot in the top five. Troy Wagaman Jr. was on the move and got by Montieth and went right to work on Fisher.

Danny got by Norris for fourth before the fourth yellow came on lap 14. Steve Surniak got turned around in turns 3 and 4.

Billy led Siegel, Forsythe, Danny and Troy on the restart. Yet another caution came on lap 15 for a three-car pile-up in turn 4 involving Alan Krimes, Chad Trout and Matt Campbell. Trout and Campbell rejoined the field.

Danny got by Forsythe for third on the restart putting Siegel in between the two Dietrich brothers.

Siegel slid Billy on lap 18 in turns 1 and 2 for the lead but it did not stick allowing Billy to hold onto the lead.

The fifth caution came on lap 18 when Trout and Brie Hershey got together in turn 4.

Another yellow came on the restart as the field stacked up behind Billy with Freddie Rahmer getting on top of Troy. Rahmer collected Fisher and Montieth. Troy was able to continue on without stopping, keeping his top five spot. Brett Michalski was also involved ending his night.

After an open red for fuel, Siegel, Danny, Forsythe and Troy lined up behind Billy for the restart.

Danny drove to the bottom into turn 1 to try and get a run on Siegel for second. Danny got by Siegel at the line on lap 19 for second.

Billy had a nearly 1.5 second lead over his brother with 10 laps to go.

Chase Dietz got under Troy coming out of turn 2 to enter the top 5 on lap 22. Wagaman got him back at the line to hold the spot but the two continued to swap back and forth for position.

Danny drove by Billy for the lead on the front stretch on lap 23 after Billy made contact with the outside wall.

Danny was catching the tail end of the field with 3 laps to go, but his lead of 2.684 seconds gave him plenty of leeway over Billy as the laps wound down.

Danny beat his brother to the checkered flag by 1.839 seconds. Siegel finished third. Adam Wilt made a last lap pass for fourth and Forsythe crossed the line fifth.

410 heat winners were Jim Siegel, Dylan Norris and Scott Fisher.

The 358 Sprint feature was rained out and will be made up on Saturday, August 8. The Classic Car feature will be made up on a future date.

This Saturday, August 8, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products featuring 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and the Vintage Outlaw Series. Action starts at 7:30PM with pit gates open at 5PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 1, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($4,000); 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 12. 44-Dylan Norris; 13. 90-Jordan Givler; 14. 55-Dallas Schott; 15. 97-Brie Hershey; 16. 1ST-Steve Surniak; 17. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 18. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 19. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 20. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNF); 21. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF); 22. 1x-Chad Trout (DNF); 23. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 24. 91-Tony Fiore (DNF); 25. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Glenndon Forsythe (1-2), Billy Dietrich (3-22) & Danny Dietrich (23-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 90-Jordan Givler; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 1x-Chad Trout; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 9. 1st- Steve Surniak

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 16-Matt Campbell; 7. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 8. 97-Brie Hershey

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21T-Scott Fisher; 2. 91-Tony Fiore; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski; 8. 55-Dallas Schott

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars

358 Sprint Feature Make-up scheduled for Saturday, August 8

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 laps) 1. 91-Tyler Ross; 2. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 3. 50-Alyson Dietz; 4. 34-Mark VanVorst; 5. 12k-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 6. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 7. 11H-Hayden Miller; 8. 99-Zachary Cool; 9. 22-Jacob Balliet (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 laps) 1. 23-Justin Foster; 2. 38-Brett Strickler; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 5a-Zach Allman; 6. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 7. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 8. 511-John Sharpe; 9. 21-CJ Tracy (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 laps) 1. 4-Zane Rudisill; 2. 54-Brett Wanner; 3. 5-Travis Scott; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 6. 13-Jon Stewart; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 9. U2-Billy Heltzel

Classic Cars

Classic Car Heat 1 Finish (8 laps) 1. 9-Dylan Brown; 2. 87-Roland Brown; 3. 56-Chad Stine; 4. 34-Conner Cantwell; 5. 20-Steve Cantwell; 6. 100-Jim Rost Jr. (DNF); 7. 6-Brad Shank (DNF)

Classic Car Heat 2 Finish (8 laps) 1. 17-Jim Rost Sr.; 2. 86-Wes Brown; 3. 59-Sharon Unitas; 4. 09-Ron Grove; 5. 89-Joe Broan; 6. 07-Nathan Todt (DNF); 7. 112-Steve Clemo (DNF)

 

 

Dietrich Steals Lead From Macri For First Williams Grove Sprints Win Of Season

Derek Locke Gets First Career Oval 358 Sprint Victory

7/31/20

Mechanicsburg – Danny Dietrich took the lead from Anthony Macri on a lap 18 restart and went on to win his first Williams Grove Speedway 410 sprint main of the season on Friday night at the Cumberland County oval.

The victory was the 25th of Dietrich’s career at the speedway.

In the 25-lap 358 sprint main, Carlisle’s Derek Locke sped to victory.

The win was the third generation driver’s first ever win at the facility.

Tyler Ross could lead only one lap of the 25-lap 410 sprint feature before second starter Anthony Macri got by for control.

Macri hit lapped traffic on the eighth loop with Ross and third starter Danny Dietrich in tow.

The pair dueled for second briefly before Brent Marks and Brock Zearfoss joined in the battle and as all four pilots raced for second under a blanket, Macri began getting away from the field.

By lap 16, Macri had a straightaway lead over the four-car battle for second as Dietrich went for a pass in turns three and four with Ross holding the spot.

That move by Dietrich only served to intensify the war for second as the foursome really bunched up for the spot as they raced into turn three on the 18th tour.

With Zearfoss in the middle and Marks blasting the bottom, Ross ran the top groove only to see both cars get underneath and edge him too high in the fourth corner, forcing him to come to a stop.

Dietrich then took over second with Marks, Zearfoss and now Freddie Rahmer inside the top five.

Macri had been rolling the cushion to perfection prior to the yellow, making his time while pulling away from the field.

But when action resumed, he dropped off of the cushion line entering the first turn and instead rolled in through the middle before sliding up to catch the cushion.

This gave Dietrich exactly the run that he needed for the win as he worked off of the bottom down the backchute to blast by on the lowside in turns three and four for control.

Macri seemed to struggle after the restart, soon giving up second to Marks with five laps left.

By that time however, Dietrich was off and running to the win, which he go by a margin of 2.616 seconds.

Macri settled for third followed by Zearfoss and Lucas Wolfe.

Sixth through 10th went to Ryan Smith, Freddie Rahmer, Jason Solwold, Chase Dietz and Matt Campbell.

Twin heats went to Ross and Macri.

“On the restart we went into one and I thought maybe he might slide himself so I just had to nail the bottom,” Dietrich said of his strategy against Macri on the final restart.

“We’ve been racing against some really, really good competition, whether it’s the All Stars or the outlaws or just plain Kyle Larson.”

The 25-lap 358 sprint main, a Summer Series extra distance event, got off to a rocky start with four attempts at getting the first lap complete before Derek Locke could be scored as the official leader.

Locke would end up leading all 25 laps but not before feeling pressure late in the race as applied by Brett Wanner.

A red for refueling with three laps to go saw Wanner get under and beside Locke for control on the restart and ensuing laps but a wiggle on the second turn cushion with one and one-half laps to go sealed the deal for Locke.

Wanner had also gotten by Locke for the lead on lap 11 only to see Locke come back on him for control in the third turn.

Polesitter Kevin Nouse was sidelined from the event during the second attempted start when Doug Hammaker blasted underneath him for second in the third turn and made contact with his left front wheel, sending him careening upward across the speedway.

Hammaker would later withdraw from the event mid-race.

Dylan Norrish rode home third followed by Jordan Strickler and Scott Fisher.

Sixth through 10th went to Jordan Givler, Brett Strickler, Rich Eichelberger, Chad Criswell and Matt Findley.

Heats went to Locke, Hammaker and Nouse with Findley taking the consolation race.

Feature Finishes, 7/31/20:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Brent Marks, 3. Anthony Macri, 4. Brock Zearfoss, 5. Lucas Wolfe, 6. Ryan Smith, 7. Freddie Rahmer, 8. Jason Solwold, 9. Chase Dietz, 10. Matt Campbell, 11. Adrian Shaffer, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Brett Michalski, 14. Nicole Bower, 15. Troy Fraker, 16. Tyler Ross, 17. Chad Trout, 18. Cody Fletcher, 19. Steve Surniak

DNQ: Steve Wilbur

358 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Derek Locke, 2. Brett Wanner, 3. Dylan Norris, 4. Jordan Strickler, 5. Scott Fisher, 6. Jordan Givler, 7. Brett Strickler, 8. Rich Eichelberger, 9. Chad Criswell, 10. Matt Findley, 11. Justin Foster, 12. Russell Hammaker, 13. Nat Tuckey, 14. Mark VanVorst, 15. Billy Heltzel, 16. Hannah Riser, 17. Zach Newlin, 18. Kyle Denmyer, 19. Chris Frank, 20. Wyatt H inkle, 21. Doug Hammaker, 22. Travis Scott, 23. Tyler Templin, 24. Kevin Nouse

DNQ: Brett Rose, Ashley Capetta,

 

 

Port Royal Speedway

After a weekend hiatus, Saturday night It will be the 14th Annual Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models.

The two divisions combined purse will be over $70,000 with $10,000 on the line for the winner of the Sprint Car A-main and $3000 on the line for the winner of the Super Late Models. The late model show will be sanctioned by the ULMS Racing Series and serves as a make-up for their event that was cancelled earlier this season because of COVID-19.

Traditionally the race honors one or two “Living Legends” from the past of the speedway, however this year there will be a unique special presentation in its place that will take place prior to racing activities for the night.

The first ever Dream Race was held in 2007, where Sean Michael triumphed in a very popular and emotional win driving for the late Jim Nace in his #6 Sprint Car. Since then Greg Hodnett (2), Cody Darrah, Chad Layton, Blane Heimbach, Ryan Taylor, Brent Marks, Rick Lafferty, Lance Dewease (2) and most recently AJ Flick have all won the prize event.

For the 410 Sprint Cars there will be a featured full purse of over $55,000 and it will pay $500 to start. The main event offers over $35,000 throughout the field and traditionally is the highest paying unsanctioned purse in the state.

The event includes a unique format featuring twin 16-lap semi mains carrying full purses that help set the feature lineup. Winners will earn $2,000 for their efforts, $200 to start and nearly $10,000 makes up the purse for each Semi. Longtime promoter and racing announcer Ted Reitz is a main sponsor for the semi-purses.

Time trials set the semi lineups via an inversion draw with odd and even qualifiers making up each semi and the top-10 for each advancing directly to the evenings A-main. Packers Concessions is providing a $100 Fast Time Award for the pole sitter of each semi. The top three in each semi will advance to the re-draw. There will be a fan vote for a 25th starter as well. To be eligible, the driver must finish the B-Main and be a non-qualifier.

As traditional, thousands of dollars’ worth of contingency prizes are also given out throughout the night and there will be enough to guarantee each driver receives something. This includes 4 Right- Rear Tires courtesy of Hoosier Racing Tire, One free set of Penske Racing Shocks, 2 engine dynos via Rider Racing Engines, 1 engine dyno courtesy OF Don Ott Racing Engines, 4 $100 certificates via Diversified Machine Inc., 25 $25 certificates via Kreitz Oval Track Parts and 3 $100 certificates towards a top wing via Vortex Racing Products.

The late model purse features close to a $12,500 purse with A-Main qualifiers guaranteed $250 to start. On top of the previously announced $3000 winner’s share, the winner of this year’s event will earn themselves a guaranteed starting spot in the Frank Sagi Tribute Race held August 16th at Hagerstown Speedway in nearby Maryland.

There will also be a Kid’s Money Scramble courtesy of Pennian Bank for Kids 11 and Under. Kids will assembly in the infield during time-trials where $500 in coins will be up for the taking. We will also have a candy scramble as well at the same time.

Admission Prices

$30 GA, $15 STUDENTS, $40 PITSS

Gates Open at 4:00PM, Racing at 7:00pm

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DAVID GRAVEL EARNS $10,000 PAYDAY WITH DRYDENE 40 WIN

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 1 (7:30) DCS SCHOOL OF DRIVING NIGHT: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Classic Cars

Saturday, August 8 (7:30) HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE PRESENTED BY PANCHO’S RACING PRODUCTS: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + PennMar Modifieds

Saturday, August 15 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Abbottstown, PA (July 29, 2020) – After charging from ninth to third in his second heat race to solidify a second place starting spot in the 40-lap feature, David Gravel said “If I can’t win from second I should quit” during a pit interview. Gravel won’t be quitting anytime soon as the World of Outlaw driver led wire to wire to claim the $10,000 prize in Wednesday night’s Drydene 40.

Gravel lined up to the outside of Brian Montieth for the feature start. Gravel used his outside starting spot to gain the advantage over Montieth going into turn 1. Logan Schuchart settled into third while Brent Marks and Lucas Wolfe battled for fourth behind the leaders.

The first caution of the race came on lap 2 when Adam Wilt came to a stop on the back stretch.

Gravel led Montieth, Schuchart, Marks and Wolfe to the cone for the single file restart.

Montieth went high to try and catch Gravel but it left the bottom open for Schuchart to take second in turns 1 and 2.

Marks followed taking third, but the caution came out again on lap 3 before the lap was completed to make the pass official. The yellow was for Billy Dietrich who got spun around in turns 1 and 2.

Once again Gravel paced the field for the restart. Gravel and Schuchart pulled away from Montieth as he tried to fend off Marks. Marks got by Montieth for third on lap 4.

After suffering extensive damage in his heat first heat race and qualifying through the B-main, Freddie Rahmer pulled in on lap 8.

Schuchart stayed with Gravel at the front of the pack as the two pull away from the field. Marks also pulled away from the rest of the field as he reeled in the leaders.

Lucas Wolfe entered the top four on lap 10 after getting by Montieth. Brandon Rahmer followed getting into the top 5.

The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap 12. Marks used the bottom in turns 1 and 2 to get by Schuchart for second on lap 13 as Logan tapped the wall using the high line.

Schuchart took second back on lap 15 but only temporarily as Marks took the spot back right at the line.

Schuchart tried the top in 1 and 2 to get by Marks but it was to no avail.

Marks got to the bumper of Gravel but couldn’t make a move for the lead.

The top three were running under a blanket as Gravel and Marks were nearly side by side at the line with 7 laps to go.

Gravel beat Marks to the line for the $10,000 pay day by .485 seconds. Schuchart finished third only .407 seconds behind Marks. Wolfe crossed the line fourth and Alan Krimes completed the top five.

Utilizing the Dirt Classic format points were given for time trial finish and two sets of heat races. The first set of heat races were lined up straight up from time trials. The first set of heats were won by Brian Montieth, Lucas Wolfe and Jacob Allen. The heat line ups for the second set of heats were an invert of the first set. The second set of heats were won by Lance Dewease, Anthony Macri and Dylan Cisney. After time trials and heats the top 20 were locked into the 40-lap feature. The remaining cars ran the B-main with the top four transferring to the main event.

This Saturday, August 1, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with DCS School of Driving Night featuring 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and Classic Cars. Action starts at 7:30PM with pit gates open at 5PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel ($10,000); 2. 5-Brent Marks; 3. 1s-Logan Schuchart; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 75-Chase Dietz; 9. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 10. 59-Jim Siegel; 11. 1a-Jacob Allen; 12. 69K-Lance Dewease; 13. 8-Billy Dietrich; 14. 72-Ryan Smith; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich; 16. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 17. 39m-Anthony Macri; 18. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 20. 14-Parker Price-Miller; 21. 5-Dylan Cisney; 22. 39-Jason Solwold; 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 24. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF)

Lap Leaders – David Gravel (1-40)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 75-Chase Dietz; 3. 5-Brent Marks; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 14c-Tyler Esh; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 9. 69K-Lance Dewease (DNF); 10. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 39m-Anthony Macri; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 7. 14-Parker Price-Miller; 8. 44-Dylan Norris; 9. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 59s-Steve Wilbur

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1a-Jacob Allen; 2. 41-David Gravel; 3. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 4. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 5. 19m-Landon Myers 6. 72-Ryan Smith; 7. 39-Jason Solwold; 8. 1x-Chad Trout; 9. 5-Dylan Cisney; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease; 2. 5-Brent Marks; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 14c-Tyler Esh; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps) – 1. 39m-Anthony Macri; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller; 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 9. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 44-Dylan Norris

410 Sprint Heat Six Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5-Dylan Cisney; 2. 39-Jason Solwold; 3. 41-David Gravel; 4. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 72-Ryan Smith; 8. 19m-Landon Myers; 9. 1a-Jacob Allen; 10. 1x-Chad Trout

410 Sprint B-main Finish (12 laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 19m-Landon Myers; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 1x-Chad Trout; 8. 44-Dylan Norris; 9. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 10. 14c-Tyler Esh;

Time Trial Results 1. 21-Brian Montieth 13.830; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe 13.965; 3. 1a-Jacob Allen 13.990; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer 14.055; 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart 14.059; 6. 41-David Gravel 14.121; 7. 75-Chase Dietz 14.139; 8. 87-Alan Krimes 14.144; 9. 5E-Tim Wagaman 14.155; 10. 59-Jim Siegel 14.173; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich 14.181; 12. 72-Ryan Smith 14.221; 13. 5-Brent Marks 14.223; 14. 14-Parker Price-Miller 14.259; 15. 3z-Brock Zearfoss 14.279; 16. 51-Freddie Rahmer 14.314; 17. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 14.335; 18. 1x-Chad Trout 14.364; 19. 48-Danny Dietrich 14.374; 20. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. 14.467; 21. 19m-Landon Myers 14.490; 22. 15-Adam Wilt 14.560; 23. 39m-Anthony Macri 14.574; 24. 39-Jason Solwold 14.746; 25. 69K-Lance Dewease 14.778; 26. 44-Dylan Norris 14.851; 27. 5-Dylan Cisney 15.037; 28. 14c-Tyler Esh 15.061; 29. 59s-Steve Wilbur 15.223; 30. 21T-Scott Fisher 15.224

 

 

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Aug. 9 USAC Silver Crown Selinsgrove Show Features “Champ Cars & Local Bars” Expo

Historic Race To Showcase Bill Holland Classic 74th Anniversary Race With Local Brews!

USAC East 360 Sprints also on Sunday racing card

7/27/20

Selinsgrove, Pa - The upcoming August 9 appearance of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Dirt Car Series for the Bill Holland Classic 74th Anniversary Race at Selinsgrove Speedway is growing!

The special event will now include the “Champ Cars & Local Bars,” local brews and wines expo, beginning when gates open at 4:30 pm.

To go along with the historic USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race at Selinsgrove Speedway, the “Champ Cars & Local Bars” expo will offer fans the chance to purchase more than a dozen locally crafted ales to go along with wines, wine slushies, seltzers and more!

Live music is also expected to be part of the special event.

Local brewers Spyglass Ridge Winery of Sunbury and Three Beards Brewing Co. of Sunbury will be on display and offering up cool brews and treats to go along with the hot USAC on-track action.

Another event in the 2020 Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series at the track, the race will not only include the 74-lap, Bill Holland Classic 74th anniversary contest paying $8,000 to win but the USAC East 360 Wingless Sprint Series is also on the two-division racing card.

The big car, big race is a “can’t miss” Selinsgrove Speedway event for the ages that will showcase not only an extremely rare contest for wingless champ car sprints at the big half-mile but it will do so in an equally rare long-distance event.

The United States Auto Club has only ever conducted one other race at Selinsgrove Speedway, which was a wingless sprint car event in 1971, won by Mitch Smith of Linglestown.

The USAC Silver Crown Selinsgrove event coming up on August 9 will be the first ever Silver Crown race at the speedway. And it will be just the second time in history that a USAC event of any kind has been staged at the oval since USAC formed out of the defunct AAA in 1955.

Bill Holland of Philadelphia won the very first race ever run at Selinsgrove Speedway on July 20, 1946 before going on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500 after a legendary career in AAA sanctioned racing contests across the nation

Among the USAC Silver Crown standouts expected to compete in the Holland Classic, five-time and defending Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson of Zionsville, Indiana, is at the top of the list.

Others expected to enter include 2016 Silver Crown champion “The Bear” Chris Windom, Canton, Illinois; USAC Sprint champion Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Indiana; CJ Leary, Greenfield, Indiana; and Justin Grant, Ione, California, among many others.

Follow Spyglass Ridge Winery and Three Beards Brewing on Facebook and learn more about the local crafters by visiting their official websites at spyglassridgewinery.com and threebeardsbrew.com.

Reserved admission/seats are now on sale for the big August 9 USAC attack at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Fans wishing to purchase advanced admission/seats can email the track at promoter@selinsgrovespeedway.com.

August 9 Admission Prices:

Adult General Admission: $25

Students (12-17): $15

Kids 11 & Under GA: FREE

Reserved Seats (All Ages) Add $2

Pit Passes: $40


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Aug. 9 Selinsgrove USAC Silver Crown Race Steeped In History – Of Holland & United States Auto Club!

7/26/20

Selinsgrove, Pa - When Selinsgrove Speedway hosts the USAC Silver Crown Series for Championship Dirt Cars on Sunday, August 9, for the first time in series and oval history, it will be honoring the track’s original winner, Bill Holland.

Holland won the inaugural race at the track on July 20, 1946 and that in itself was historic.

But Holland’s entire historic career is also meant to be feted with the race that itself, by virtue of carrying a USAC sanction, will also be making history as the Bill Holland Classic 74th Anniversary Race.

The USAC event will be just the second time ever that Selinsgrove Speedway will be hosting a USAC race.

The first event, a regular sprint race, was back on July 17, 1971 and it was Linglestown driver Mitch Smith that topped the USAC boys while competing on a temporary permit as granted by USAC officials to a select few local drivers that wished to join in the fun.

On that night, Smith drove a Gary Wasson-owned sprinter to what was billed as a “super blitz of USAC.” It was an occurrence that was virtually unheard of at the time, anywhere that USAC went.

But not only did local boy Smith win, he led a one-two-three finish by locally permitted drivers against the USAC invaders.

Sixth starter Smith took second from U SAC kingpin Larry Dickson on lap 14 and then drove around USACer Lee Kunzman on a lap 15 restart for second.

It took until lap 29 for Smith to go low on leader Osborne to get the lead and run to the 40-lap victory over Osborne and Bobbie Adamson.

Local turned USAC start Toby Tobias was fourth with Kunzman finishing fifth.

That race in 1971 took place just three days shy of the 25th anniversary of the first ever race held at the new Selinsgrove Speedway on the afternoon of July 20, 1946, won by Willard “Bill” Holland.

Holland began his illustrious racing career in his mid 20s in 1932 and before he retired in 1959, he had accumulated 53 sprint car wins across the East and Midwest while competing with AAA as well as in unsanctioned events.

In 1946 alone, Holland notched 16 sprint victories.

Holland was the 1941 AAA East champion and took second in the national AAA title fight in 1947. His USAC “Big Car” days spanned from 1936 – 1954 during which time he put up over 150 podium finishes.

The 1949 Indianapolis 500 found Holland throttling to victory to go along with second-place Indy finishes in 1947, 1948 and in 1950.

Bill Holland of Philadelphia was the son of a turn-of-the-century major league baseball player who inherited his father’s athletic abilities that found him proficient in roller and ice skating, leading to a tryout for the 1932 Olympic Winter Games.

Late in his racing career as well as afterward, Holland owned and operated a number of roller skating rinks from Connecticut to Arizona before succumbing to Alzheimer’s Disease in 1984.

Holland was posthumously inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2005.

The 74-lap, $8,000 to win, USAC Silver Crown Series Bill Holland Classic 74th Anniversary Race at Selinsgrove Speedway gets underway at 7 pm, August 9.

The USAC East Wingless 360 Sprint Series is also on the racing card.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with youth ages 12 – 17 admitted for $15. Kids ages 11 and under are admitted for FREE.

Advanced tickets can be purchased by emailing contact information to: promoter@selinsgrovespeedway.com. Gates for advanced ticket holders will open at 4 pm with regular general admission gates opening at 4:30 pm.

There will be no racing at the track on August 1.

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

July 17, 1971 USAC Sprint Car Feature Finish At Selinsgrove Speedway: 40 laps – 1. Mitch Smith, 2. Lee Osborne, 3. Bobbie Admason, 4. Dick Tobias, 5. Lee Kunzman, 6. Joe Saldana, 7. Bruce Walkup, 8. Tom Bigelow, 9. Pancho Carter, 10. Larry Cannon, 11. Greg Weld, 12. Darl Harrison, 13. Rollie Beale, 14. Bill Koepfer, 15. Leigh Earnshaw, Jr., 16. Larry Dickson, 17. Gary Bettenhausen, 18. Jimmy Kirk, 19. Jimmy Sheaffer, 20. Lennie Waldo

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July Ends With Yellow Breeches 500 For 410 Sprints Friday At Williams Grove, Civil War Super Late Model Series Coming Up August 7

7/26/20

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host another Yellow Breeches 500 event for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, July 31 at 7:30 pm.

The 410 sprints will race in a 25-lap main event paying $500 just to start.

Also in action will be the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars, competing in a Summer Series event.

The 358 sprints will race for an increased purse in a 25-lap feature.

Ticket pricing is $16 for adult general admission and $10 for youth ages 13-20. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

Coming up one week later, on August 7, Williams Grove Speedway will host the Billy Kimmel Memorial for 410 sprint cars.

Also racing on August 7 will be the super late models in their first appearance of the season at the track.

The super lates will be racing in the first Williams Grove date of the 2020 Civil War Super Late Model Series – North vs South, being staged between Williams Grove and Selinsgrove Speedways as presented by RBS Auto & Trailer Sales and Modern Heritage.

A second Williams Grove Civil War Series date comes up at the track on August 21 when the World of Outlaws invade. The event will carry appearance points only toward the Civil War Series standings.

Paying $2,200 to the winner including a sponsored bonus, the special Williams Grove super late model event will also make the winner a guaranteed starter for the August 16 Frank Sagi Tribute race to be held at Hagerstown Speedway.

Williams Grove Speedway will be in action on Friday, August 14 with a rare three-division program of 410 sprints, 358 sprints and USAC wingless 360 sprints.

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

 

 

 

FROM WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

July 25, 2020

DAVID GRAVEL WINS $20K IN CHAMPION RACING OIL SUMMER NATIONALS AT

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

MECHANICSBURG, PA – David Gravel is one of the best at Williams Grove

Speedway right now.

The Connecticut native dominated the Champion Racing Oil Summer

Nationals for the sprint cars Saturday night earning $20,000 for his

seventh career Grove win, and third win of the season against the

World of Outlaws.

He led all 30 laps unchallenged in the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41.

“We finally got a good pill draw for the dash,” Gravel said. “You

wanted to start on the outside row of the dash. My goal was to finish

second and we were able to do that. I knew if I started second, I

could probably get the jump on the start and hopefully control the

race. The track was real fast around the top. Three and four was

getting a little tricky. I didn’t know what the best lane was. I knew

running the top I was getting a lot of momentum on exit. Cautions went

my way. I didn’t have to deal with lapped traffic. When you’re out

front and can control the race, it’s so much easier. When you start

seventh or eighth, you’ve got to be extremely good to win these races.

I’m happy to put ourselves in position and capitalize.”

Donny Schatz and Gravel shared the front row to start the 30-lap

Summer Nationals main event. They raced side-by-side down the

frontstretch with Gravel nipping Schatz at the line completing lap one

as the leader.

The red flag stopped the race with one lap completed when Tim Shaffer

flipped on the frontstretch. He was okay.

Lance Dewease raced by Brad Sweet for third on the restart. Schatz

slowed to a stop on the backstretch with two laps completed. He was

done for the night.

Gravel controlled the restart and pulled away from Dewease as Logan

Schuchart raced hard with Sweet for third.

The yellow flew again with five laps completed when Anthony Macri hit

the inside frontstretch fence. He was racing with Brock Zearfoss for

sixth spot.

A three-car crash on the restart in the second corner stopped the race

again as the red flag was displayed. Steve Buckwalter, Kraig Kinser

and Lucas Wolfe were involved. They were okay. Teams were allowed to

refuel at this time.

A single-file restart ensued with Gravel pulling away from Dewease

once again. He had a 1.5-second lead with 10 laps completed.

Sheldon Haudenschild slowed on the frontstretch bringing out the

yellow the next lap. Friday night winner Shane Stewart pitted under

the yellow and was done for the night.

Gravel continued to build his advantage to nearly a straightaway at

the half-way point as Sweet passed Dewease for second, but jumped the

cushion allowing Dewease to drive back by in turn two. The

side-by-side battle continued for second as Gravel pulled away.

Schuchart pulled a slider on Sweet for third, but Sweet returned the

pass.

Dewease finally secured second, but Gravel was 2.5 seconds ahead.

However, Danny Dietrich slowed after a big puff of smoke emerged from

his car with 22 laps completed.

It didn’t matter thought as Gravel easily controlled the final laps

scoring the win by 4.17 seconds over Dewease with Sweet, Schuchart and

Jacob Allen completing the top five.

“Williams Grove has been a really good place for me,” Gravel said. “My

first career sprint car race was here.”

“How the race track was tonight, we weren’t very good,” Dewease said.

“I got real tight after that red and Brad kept getting runs at me. We

had a good race there sliding each other. I was happy to get to

second. It was hard to pass. We had some good restarts.

Brent Marks, Brock Zearfoss, 23rd starter Carson Macedo, Macri and

Daryn Pittman rounded out the top 10.

Stewart set quick time over the 32-car field with a lap of 17.167.

Schatz, Allen, Sweet and Zearfoss won the heat races. Schatz won the

dash. Steve Buckwalter won the Last Chance Showdown.

Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. David Gravel. 2. Lance Dewease. 3.

Brad Sweet. 4. Logan Schuchart. 5. Jacob Allen. 6. Brent Marks. 7.

Brock Zearfoss. 8. Carson Macedo. 9. Anthony Macri. 10. Daryn Pittman.

11. Freddie Rahmer. 12. Brian Montieth. 13. Parker Price-Miller. 14.

TJ Stutts. 15. Robbie Kendall. 16. Danny Dietrich. 17. Bill Rose. 18.

Ryan Smith. 19. Shane Stewart. 20. Sheldon Haudenschild. 21. Kraig

Kinser. 22. Lucas Wolfe. 23. Steve Buckwalter. 24. Donny Schatz. 25.

Tim Shaffer.

Did Not Qualify: Matt Campbell, Mason Daniel, Wayne Johnson, Jordan

Givler, Troy Fraker, Bill Rose, Jason Sides, Landon Myers.

 

 

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Shultz Powers To First 410 Sprint Win For Himself And Team At Selinsgrove Saturday

Andy Haus Wins Third Of Career In Super Late Models

Jake Jones Drives From 19th To Win Roadrunner 20

7/25/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Jason Shultz of Carlisle scored the $3,000 Summer Championship for Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night, taking his first career 410 sprint win anywhere while also scoring a first for his new No. 35 race team.

A former Selinsgrove Speedway limited sprint car track champion, Shultz owns 21 career limited wins at the oval.

Andy Haus of Hamburg took the win in the Summer Championship for super late models, also pocketing $3,000 for his 25 laps of work while holding off Jeff Rine.

The victory was the third of Haus’ career at the speedway.

The Roadrunner 20 was taken by 19th starter Jake Jones.

The first lap of the 25-lap Summer Championship for super sprints was red flagged when front row starter Anthony Fiore got sideways in the third turn while running third and collected sixth starter Dylan Norris.

Shultz then started the race second and took the lead over fourth starter Mark Smith on lap one.

But before Shultz could settle into a rhythm, the yellow flag appeared on the second circuit.

Shultz restarted with Smith, Brad Howard, Kyle Reinhardt and Chase Dietz lined up behind.

Reinhardt rocketed into third when action resumed while Shultz pulled away, entering the rear of the field on the ninth circuit.

At the halfway point, Shultz was well out in front while Smith and Reinhardt raced hard for second spot.

A yellow flag with eight laps to go wiped out a near one-second lead held by Shultz and it placed Reinhardt on his tail for the new green after taking second the lap before.

Reinhardt tried to take a look down low in the first turn when green reappeared but Shultz jetted away on the cushion and had a 2.3 second lead with three laps to go when a final yellow flag bunched the field.

Shultz pulled away to the win over the final one and one-half miles of the event to take the victory by 2.064 second over Reinhardt, ninth starter Dylan Cisney, Smith and 11th starter Justin Whittall.

Sixth through 10th went to Chase Dietz, Derek Locke, Curt Stroup, Nicole Bower and Kyle Smith.

Heats went to Dietz and Norris.

The start of the super late model main was stopped when eight cars connected in the second corner on the opening lap.

Polesitter Any Haus took the lead over Tim Wilson upon the completion of the first lap with Ken Trevitz in third.

Fourth starter Jeff Rine took third on the second lap.

Haus had just entered traffic on the sixth tour when a caution flag cleared the track in front of him and Rine took second away from Wilson on the restart by darting underneath in the first corner.

Another restart on lap eight put Rine on Haus’ bumper for a restart but Haus got away and had a near two-second lead at the halfway point.

A caution flag with 10 laps to go erased a 2.056 second lead held by Haus but he built that same margin up again when action resumed by pulling away from Rine, who failed to challenge for the win.

Ninth starter Dylan Yoder rode home third followed by Brett Schadel and Jim Yoder.

Sixth through 10th went to Tim Wilson, Andrew Yoder, Donnie Schick, Hayes Mattern and Nathan Long.

Heats went to Wilson, Schadel and Kyle Knapp.

Second starter Curtis Lawton led from the start until lap 18 of the Roadrunner 20 when 19th starter Jake Jones got by for the lead and win.

Lawton had withstood numerous restarts, racing with Terry Kramer for control before Jones moved into second.

The win was Jones’ third at the track this season and he took home $1,0000 for the win.

Keith Bissinger, involved in an early race accident, came back for third.

Darren Rice and Jimmy Kessler rounded out the top five finishers.

Heats went to Will Brunson and Lawton.

Feature Finishes, 7/25/20:

410 Sprints Cars

25-Lap A-Main: 1) 35 Jason Shultz 2) 91 Kyle Reinhardt 3) 5 Dylan Cisney 4) 38 Mark Smith 5) 67 Justin Whittal 6) 75 Chase Dietz 7) 77 Derek Locke 8) 19 Curt Stroup 9) 75 Nicole Bower 10) 17 Kyle Smith 11) 49H Bradley Howard 12) 07 Colby Womer 13) 24 Dustin Baney 14) 22 Tanner Brown 15) 17 Jason Wagner 16) 44 Dylan Norris 17) 91 Anthony Fiorre 18) 4 Dwight Leppo

Super late models

25-Lap A-Main: 1) 76 Andy Haus 2) 2J Jeff Rine 3) 24 Dylan Yoder 4) 22 Brett Schadel 5) 27 Jim Yoder 6) 3 Tim Wilson 7) 2 Andrew Yoder 8) 6 Donnie Schick 9) 9 Hayes Mattern 10) 63 Nathan Long 11) 15 Scott Flickinger 12) 11B Jake Buck 13) 10 Dave Stamm 14) 61 Ken Trevitz 15) 33K Kyle Knapp 16) 14 Bill Conrad 17) 89 John Schoch 18) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 19) 46 Dan Green 20) 17 Nick Dickson 21) 0 DeShawn Gingerich 22) 57 Jon Rohacevich

 

 

Stewart Turns Back Macri To Win Williams Grove Summer Nationals First Round Friday

7/24/20

Mechanicsburg – Oklahoma’ s Shane Stewart turned away a challenge from Anthony Macri to win night one of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

The 25-lap victory was worth $8,000 to Stewart whose win was just the second of his career at the oval.

Both Stewart and Macri started the race on the front row with Stewart leading lap one before the red flag appeared on the second tour for a two-car tangle between Wayne Johnson and Landon Myers.

Third starter Daryn Pittman drove around Donny Schatz for third on the restart and then tried to close on the leaders but was unable to do so.

Stewart raced the next several laps well out in front before coming up on the rear of the field with 10 laps away, at which time both Macri and Pittman were able to close in.

The pursuing pair was within the same turn as Stewart, ready to tussle for the lead in three-car fashion when a caution flag unfurled with 12 laps completed for a stopped Brian Montieth.

Macri went to work at the new green and pulled a big slide job on Stewart as the pair entered the first corner to take control but Stewart dropped off of the cushion to reclaim the point as the pair raced onto the backchute.

At the same time, Donny Schatz got by Pittman for third, poised to challenge the front runners when a final yellow flag came out with nine laps to go, this time for a slowing Lance Dewease, who had been running fifth.

Schatz got under Macri for second on the restart and held the spot through lap 17 before Macri pulled another slide job in the first turn, this time to reclaim second spot.

But again, Macri was unable to hold the spot and he watched as Schatz went back around for the position.

Stewart was just beginning to come up on the rear of the field once more when the checkers fell on the field, allowing him to take the win by 1.599 seconds over Schatz.

Macri faded to third followed by Pittman and 10th starter Brock Zearfoss.

Sixth through 10th went to David Gravel, Brad Sweet, 21st starter Logan Schuchart, Carson Macedo and 24th starter Sheldon Haudenschild.

“I wouldn’t have guessed that our first win as a team would come at this racetrack,” said Stewart of his Indy Parts No. 71 racer.

“There is no better feeling. I haven’t had a lot of success here. I’ve had good runs but haven’t been able to capitalize on the success.”

Heats went to Dewease, Gravel, Stewart and Pittman with Stewart claiming the dash and Schuchart winning the B Main.

Dewease set fast time over the 35-car field with a lap of 17.025 seconds.

Feature Finish, 7/24/20:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Shane Stewart, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Anthony Macri, 4. Daryn Pittman, 5. Brock Zearfoss, 6. David Gavel, 7. Brad Sweet, 8. Logan Schuchart, 9. Carson Macedo, 10. Sheldon Haudenschild, 11. Freddie Rahmer, 12. Jacob Allen, 13. Steve Buckwalter, 14. Tim Shaffer, 15. Brent Marks, 16. Danny Dietrich, 17. TJ Stutts, 18. Lucas Wolfe, 19. Kraig Kinser, 20. Lance Dewease, 21. Brian Montieth, 22. Kyle Reinhardt, 23. Ryan Smith, 24. Landon Myers, 25. Wayne Johnson

DNQ: Bill Rose, Brent Shearer, Chris Arnold, Troy Fraker, Robbie Kendall, Jordan Givler, Msaon Daniel, Matt Campbell, Parker Price-Miller, Jason Sides

 

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Schedule Updates

 

August 1-

Gates 4, Racing at 7

$30, $15 students, $40 pits

Dream Race “Special Presentation at Pre-Race”

Over $55,000 Sprint Purse, $10,000 to win Plus ULMS Late Models $3000 to Win

August 3-

Saturday Night only Portion of the Tuscarora 50 Tickets Will Be Available for Reserve Ticketing

$40- ALL AGES

To Purchase Contact the Speedway Office – 717-527-2200

August 8

Gates 4, Racing at 7

$20, $10 students, pits $30

“Tribute to Curt Hershey” Along With Salute to the Military Night

Military Members/Veterans Free Admission With Valid ID/DD-214 Form

410 Sprints, Super Late Models, PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints

August 15-

Gates 4, Racing 7

$20, $10 Students, $30

410 Sprint Cars, Twin 20’s for Limited Late Models $1000/Win each race, Wingless Super Sportsman

Senior Citizen Night- Ages 62 and older will be $10

August 22-

Gates 4, Racing at 7

$20, $10 Students, Pits $30

Open Wheel Madness

410 Sprints, PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints, USAC East Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars

NO KIDS BUS RIDES OR CAMERA/AUTOGRAPH NIGHT

LUCAS OIL LATE MODELS (AUG 27-29)- ALL INFO TBA SHORTLY

Sept 5-

Gates 4, Racing at 7

$25, $10 Students, Pits- $35

17th Annual 33- lap Butch Renninger Memorial featuring the ULMS Late Models $5,333 (Time Trials), 410 Sprint Cars $4000 to win, Limited Late Models $1500

ARCH Night

Sept 7-

Gates 10, Racing 1pm

69th Annual Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic “FAN APPRECIATION DAY”

410 Sprint Cars $4000 to win, Limited Late Models and 4-Cylinder Pure Stocks

$5 GA (Infield), $12 Grandstand ADMISSION, $30 Pits

Sept 10-

Gates 4, Racing at 7

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars (Time Trials) $6000 to win

$25, $10 Students, $35 Pits

Sept 11

Gates 4, Racing at 7

All Star Circuit of Champions Night Before the 50

410 Sprint Cars $6000 to win, Super Late Models $3000 to win Sponsored by Ted Reitz

(Last Points Race for both divisions)

Sept 12-

Gates 2, Racing at 6

53rd Annual Tuscarora 50- All Star Circuit of Champions and Non-Qualifiers Race presented by Packers Cocnessions and Ramseys Car Wash and Garage of Mifflintown

$35, Students $20, Pits $45 (Reserved Seating $40 All Ages)

 

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD SCORES ONE FOR THE OUTLAWS WITH FIRST CAREER LINCOLN VICTORY

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, July 25 (7:00pm) Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League: Tractor & Truck Pull

Wednesday, July 29 (7:30pm) Drydene 40 for 410 Sprints

Saturday, August 1 (7:30) DCS SCHOOL OF DRIVING NIGHT: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Classic Cars

Abbottstown, PA (July 23, 2020) – Going into Thursday night’s Gettysburg Clash, Sheldon Haudenschild’s best finish at Lincoln was eighth. Not only was Haudenschild searching for his first career Lincoln victory, he was also vying for his first World of Outlaw win of 2020. Sheldon crossed both items off his check list with his $10,000 Gettysburg Clash victory.

After winning the dash, Haudenschild started on the pole of the 35-lap feature. Jacob Allen lined up second and got under Sheldon going down the backstretch as the two battled for the lead on the first lap. Allen won the race back to the flag stand and led lap 1.

The yellow flag came out on the first lap for Jeff Halligan who got spun around in turn 4. Alan Krimes also spun out as he avoided Halligan’s stopped car.

Allen opted for the inside on the double-file restart. Jacob went to the top in turn 1 as Sheldon tried the bottom. Allen held on to the lead over Haudenschild.

David Gravel was running fifth and wanted Parker Price-Miller’s fourth spot. Gravel slid up the track in front of Price-Miller in turns 3 and 4 to take the spot on lap 4.

As the leaders approached lapped traffic Haudenschild worked the bottom of turns 1 and 2 to reel in Allen.

With Allen and Haudenschild working through heavy lapped traffic Freddie Rahmer caught the leaders. Gravel who was running fourth was also closing in.

Sheldon was using the entire track to try and get by Jacob as Gravel got by Rahmer for third.

Allen and Haudenschild were side by side at the line on lap 15 with Sheldon getting the slight advantage for the lead.

Gravel tried to jump on the opportunity to take second from Allen, but the red flag came out on lap 19. Daryn Pittman was upside down in turn 2. Pittman had been running tenth.

Pittman’s crew were able to make repairs to the #83 in the work are and Pittman rejoined the field.

Haudenschild opted to start on the inside with Allen lined up to his outside. Gravel, Freddie and Logan Schuchart made up the rest of the top five on the restart.

Rahmer, Schuchart and Price-Miller were three wide going into turn 1 for fourth with Schuchart taking the spot from Rahmer. Freddie got fourth back from Logan on the following lap.

Danny Dietrich who started 14th was up to sixth as the front of the field entered lapped traffic on lap 24.

The caution flag flew again on lap 24. This time it was for Chase Dietz who got turned around in turns 3 and 4.

Once again Haudenschild elected to restart on the inside. On the restart a three wide battle for third between Rahmer, Schuchart and Dietrich. After contact in turn 1 the caution came out again as Rahmer shot up to the stop of the track collecting Brock Zearfoss.

With contact on the double-file restart, the field lined up for a single restart behind the leader, Haudenschild.

Schuchart got by Gravel to move into third. That left Gravel to fend off Dietrich as he challenged for the fourth spot.

Haudenschild caught the tail end of the field with five laps to go. The yellow flag flew again on lap 33 when Dietrich hit the wall in turn 4 ending his night.

With less than five laps to go, the field lined up for another single file restart. Haudenschild led Allen, Schuchart, Gravel and Price-Miller.

Carson Macedo got by Price-Miller to enter the top five with one lap to go.

Haudenschild won the Gettysburg Clash by 2.416 seconds over Schuchart who made a last lap pass on Allen for the runner up spot. Allen crossed the line third and Gravel finished fourth. Macedo finished fifth completing a sweep of the top five by the Outlaws.

Heat winners were Freddie Rahmer, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jeff Halligan and Parker Price-Miller.

This Saturday, July 25, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the Lucas Pro Pulling League. Action starts at 7PM with pit gates open at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM. A quick turn around finds the 410 sprints competing in the $10,000 to win Drydene 40 on Wednesday, July 29.

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

Thursday, July 23, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild ($10,000); 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart; 3. 1a-Jacob Allen; 4. 41-David Gravel; 5. 2-Carson Macedo; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller; 7. 15-Donny Schatz; 8. 49-Brad Sweet; 9. 5-Brent Marks; 10. 30m-Anthony Macri; 11. 72-Ryan Smith; 12. 21-Brian Montieth; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 14. 83-Daryn Pitman; 15. 7s-Jason Sides; 16. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 17. 75-Chase Dietz; 18. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 19. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 21. 45-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 22. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 23. 07-Gerard McInytre Jr. (DNF); 24. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. (DNF); 25. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 26. 91-Kyle Reinhardt (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Jacob Allen (1-14) & Sheldon Haudenschild (15-35)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 1a-Jacob Allen; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman; 4. 39m-Anthony Macri; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 8. 75-Chase Dietz; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 90-Jordan Givler; 11. 59s-Steve Wilbur

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 41-David Gravel; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 49-Brad Sweet; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 7s-Jason Sides; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 7. 19m-Landon Myers; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 16a-Aaron Bollinger; 10. 33m-Mason Daniel (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 45-Jeff Halligan; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild; 3. 15-Donny Schatz; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 5-Brent Marks; 7. 49x-Tim Shaffer; 8. 55k-Robbie Kendall; 9. 15-Adam Wilt; 10. 59-Jim Siegel; 11. 44-Dylan Norris

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 14-Parker Price-Miller; 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart; 3. 2-Caron Macedo; 4. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 2c-Wayne Johnson; 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich; 9. 6-Bill Rose; 10. 1x-Chad Trout

410 Sprint Last Chance Showdown Finish (12 laps) – 1. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 4. 5-Brent Marks; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 6. 19m-Landon Myers; 7. 49x-Tim Shaffer; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 75-Chase Dietz; 10. 55k-Robbie Kendall; 11. 2c-Wayne Johnson; 12. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 13. 87-Alan Krimes (DNS); 14. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNS)

410 Sprint C-main Finish (10 laps) – 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 6-Bill Rose; 4. 90-Jordan Givler; 5. 1x-Chad Trout; 6. 16a-Aaron Bollinger; 7. 33m-Mason Daniel; 8. 44-Dylan Norris; 9. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 10. 59-Jim Siegel (DNS)

410 Flight A Time Trial Results 1. 39m-Anthony Macri* 13.483; 2. 41-David Gravel 13.535; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.576; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe 13.650; 5. 1a-Jacob Allen 13.652; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.711; 7. 72-Ryan Smith 13.721; 8. 49-Brad Sweet 13.752; 9. 5E-Tim Wagaman 13.763; 10. 7s-Jason Sides 13.792; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser 13.802; 12. 87-Alan Krimes 13.853; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman 13.862; 14. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. 13.880; 15. 75-Chase Dietz 13.959; 16. 33m-Mason Daniel 14.010; 17. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.072; 18. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 14.285; 19. 90-Jordan Givler 14.287; 20. 19m-Landon Myers; 21. 59s-Steve Wilbur 14.511

410 Flight B Time Trial Results 1. 45-Jeff Halligan 13.579; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller 13.628; 3. 15-Donny Schatz 13.637; 4. 1s-Logan Schuchart 13.716; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild 13.721; 6. 3z-Brock Zearfoss 13.764; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.809; 8. 91-Kyle Reinhardt 13.822; 9. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr. 13.878; 10. 2-Carson Macedo 13.893; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall 13.939; 12. 21-Brian Montieth 13.943; 13. 5-Brent Marks 13.970; 14. 1x-Chad Trout 13.978; 15. 15-Adam Wilt 13.991; 16. 2c-Wayne Johnson 14.017; 17. 49x-Tim Shaffer 14.092; 18. 8-Billy Dietrich 14.150; 19. 59-Jim Siegel 14.184; 20. 6-Bill Rose 14.308; 21. 44-Dylan Norris 14.328

*Overall quick time

 

 

Kyle Larson Grabs the Bull By the Horn to Pick Up Bob Weikert Memorial Finale

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn.- Standing in victory lane surrounded by photographers, well-wishers, family and crewmembers, Kyle Larson wondered out loud about the trophy he was about to receive.

“Where’s that bull and do we get both of those,” asked Larson, talking about the prize only matched in stature by the $15,000 payday coming his way too. “Damn that thing looks awesome! It’s going to look great in the trophy case!”

With the family of the legendary Bob Weikert presenting it, Larson literally and figuratively grabbed the bull by the horns as he completed a weekend sweep of the Bob Weikert Memorial, presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking and sponsored by Packers Concessions, at the Port Royal Speedway with the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sunday night.

The win was worth $10,000, plus a $5000 bonus offered by the track for the overall winner of the two-day event and was Larson’s third consecutive at Port Royal dating back to the PA Speedweek finale. It made for a total of $26,029 combined earnings from two nights of racing.

“I was honestly a little worried the whole race, but I felt like once I got to the lead if I hit my marks good enough I’d be ok,” said Larson “We’re on a pretty good streak here and it was my goal this week to win one of those trophies and I’m happy to be standing here in front of these great fans.”

However, it did not come easy. Australian Kerry Madsen and World of Outlaws regular Carson Macedo led the field to the green flag with Madsen jumping out to the early lead. Macedo got a run on the top of the speedway in turn three and he pulled ahead to lead the first lap by a car length.

Meanwhile, fifth-place starter Aaron Reutzel was on the move early as he moved into third exiting turn two the following lap. Two laps later he used the high side in turns one and two to get by Madsen for the runner-up position and started tracking down Macedo.

Larson, who started sixth, followed suit behind Reutzel and he moved into third as well. Macedo held a near 2.0 second advantage at the time, but by lap seven Reutzel had nearly cut the advantage in half by running just off the wall at both ends of the speedway.

Reutzel threw a slide job attempt at Macedo entering turn one, but Macedo crossed back under to regain the lead on lap 8 and two laps later with the two nose to tail, Larson slid under both of them to take the lead for the first time of the night.

Macedo crossed back under him down the backstretch, but Larson had the momentum and he slid under the driver of his World of Outlaws team to hold the lead at the flag stand for lap 10. Reutzel followed into second and 10th place starter Lance Dewease threw his hat into the mix of things by taking the third spot.

One lap later Macedo’s hopes of picking up the victory ended as he came to a stop on the backstretch with a flat right-rear tire. He would rejoin the field after changing tires in the pits.

“I was working really hard to get around Aaron and I drove it in there pretty hard trying to get into second and we managed to go third to first,” said Larson. “I didn’t know what was going on with Carson, but I knew we had to get out front before Aaron.”

When green flag action returned, Larson jumped out to the lead again, while Dewease was able to duck under Reutzel entering turn three to pull into the runner-up spot at the line. Fifth-place starter Danny Dietrich, flying the legendary Weikert #29 colors, moved into the fourth position while eighth-place starter Jacon Allen moved into fifth.

Four laps later Reutzel used the top of the speedway again to fly back around Dewease to regain the runner-up spot and with Larson in lap traffic on lap 17, he began putting pressure on the leader. By lap 19 Reutzel had cut the distance in half and was using every inch of the speedway, banging his right rear off the fence multiple times along the way.

Larson was struggling to pass the lap car of Macedo and Reutzel attempted to pull a slider in turn three on lap 20, but Larson sped away on the top of the speedway before the caution waved for a slowing Sheldon Haudenschild on lap 23.

Larson once again sped away at the green flag, with Dewease overtaking Reutzel again for the lead. Two laps later Reutzel’s night would come to an end after a broken rear end that came after continuously slapping the wall on the top of the track.

Ninth-place starter Anthony Macri moved onto the podium after a return to green flag racing on the backstretch before the final caution of the event flew with three to go due Madsen shredding a right rear tire. The field was brought to an open-red flag for fuel in the meantime as well.

With three laps standing between him and victory, Larson wouldn’t be denied as he raced out to the lead again on the restart. Dewease was left to fend off Macri as Larson took the checkered flag by a margin of 1.350 second at the line.

Dewease, Macri, Dietrich and Allen made up the top-five while David Gravel, Brent Marks, Daryn Pittman, Ryan Smith and Dylan Cisney rounded out the top-ten.

“My car was just really good, and I could pace myself out front which was really nice.” Said Larson. “Aaron was running really there the first 10 laps. Once he broke and Lance moved into second, I knew he was running somewhere different than me and I did not really know what to do. But I knew as long as I didn’t see his nose, I was going to be ok.”

For Dewease, it was an improvement from the last few weeks in competition for him and his Kreitz Racing team, but he felt Larson was just the better car.

“After not being able to pass anyone last night, we were a lot better tonight but we’re only about three quarters to where we need to be,” said Dewease. “I wanted to let Kyle know that I was there that last restart and maybe get him nervous, but he’s just too good for that and we’ll take a second and work to get better.”

Heat race wins went to Allen, Marks, Cisney and Steve Buckwalter and were all worth $100 courtesy of Pro Lawn LLC of Liverpool, Pa and Sheldon Haudenschild earned $200 courtesy of Packer’s Concessions and Del Shank earlier in the night for setting fast time.

Other awards included a $500 bonus courtesy of the track for Dewease as the highest finishing top-20 points driver in the field, a $700 hard charger award for Brent Marks (+15) courtesy of Valley Supply and Mike Cleck Paving, while Sammy Swindell picked up a $100 Hard Luck bonus after dropping out early courtesy of Eric Ort and Scotty Schatz Motorsports.

Sprint Car Results: 1. Kyle Larson 2. Lance Dewease 3. Anthony Macri 4. Danny Dietrich 5. Jacob Allen 6. David Gravel 7. Brent Marks 8. Daryn Pittman 9. Ryan Smith 10. Dylan Cisney 11. Logan Schuchart 12. Cory Eliason 13. Freddie Rahmer 14. Paul McMahan 15. Josh Baughman 16. Sheldon Huadenschild 17. Mike Wagner 18. Zeb Wise 19. Brock Zearfoss 20. Kasey Kahne 21. Kerry Madsen 22. Carson Macedo 23. Aaron Reutzel 24. Steve Buckwalter 25. AJ Flick 26. Robbie Kendall 27. Sammy Swindell

 

 

Kyle Larson Picks Up Bob Weikert Memorial Opener

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (July 18, 2020) - Kyle Larson’s weekend in the Keystone State has been prosperous, to say the least, first claiming the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17, then topping that prestigious open wheel triumph with a $10,000 victory during night one of Port Royal Speedway’s annual Bob Weikert Memorial featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

Larson, who now owns a Series-leading nine All Star Circuit of Champions victories in 2020, started seventh on the Bob Weikert Memorial grid and rallied in a hurry, climbing his way to third just after a single-file restart with only ten laps checked off the counter, then taking second from former track champion, Logan Wagner, at the midpoint of the 30-lap program. At the time, Brent Marks was in charge of the top spot, using his outside-front row starting spot to garner the lead during the initial start.

With traffic acting as a moving roadblock, Larson was able to track down the leader by lap 17, racing to the back bumper of the CJB Motorsports entry before challenging Marks for the top spot two circuits later. An eventual drag race to the flagstand ended in Marks’ favor.

Beat by a nose at the line, Larson redeemed himself the following circuit and made the next move count, eventually slingshotting around Marks at the exit of turn four, narrowly squeezing by the former Outlaw and a lapped car while navigating the very topside of the speedway. The bold move was the winning move for the Elk Grove, California-native, gradually escaping to a lengthy advantage before the final checkers made their appearance.

The All Star victory was Larson’s fourth in four consecutive tries.

“It’s definitely an honor to win this race. Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a lot of people compare this run that we’re on to Doug Wolfgang. I never got the chance to watch him race, but I knew he was a legend. To read about all of his wins, and the places that he won at, is pretty unbelievable,” Kyle Larson said in victory lane, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/Tarlton and Sons/Durst/Lucas Oil/Glenn Styres Racing/Priority Aviation/No. 57 sprint car. “Port Royal is starting to become one of my favorite tracks. And the atmosphere here is right up there with the Knoxville Nationals. We still have one more night to go, so hopefully we can park back up here in victory lane.”

Brent Marks held on to finish second at Port Royal Speedway, followed by Anthony Macri, Logan Wagner and Lance Dewease.

“My car was really, really good,” Larson continued. “I saw Brent (Marks) and Logan (Wagner) battling right before the last caution and I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get by them. Thankfully, Logan was kinda searching for grip which allowed me to gain some momentum on the top and get around him. Then I was able to track Brent down in traffic. I could run about 80-90% and still take care of my tires. The last time I won here, my tires were pretty beat up because I was spinning them so bad. Tonight I just focused on trying to keep my wheel spin down. I’m glad it paid off.”

What’s Next:
Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their trek through Central Pennsylvania with night two of the annual Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, July 19. In addition to a $10,000 top prize, an overall Bob Weikert Memorial champion will be crowned with an additional $5,000 on the line. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - July 18, 2020:
Event: Bob Weikert Memorial
Entries: 37
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Brent Marks - 16.139
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: David Gravel - 16.131
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Danny Dietrich
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Mike Wagner
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Robbie Kendall
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: TJ Stutts
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Brock Zearfoss
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Josh Baughman
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Dylan Cisney (+17)

Qualifying
1. 41-David Gravel, 16.131; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.202; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.409; 4. 98-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.601; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.637; 6. 11-Zeb Wise, 16.639; 7. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.647; 8. 25-Tyler Bear, 16.659; 9. 17h-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.726; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.765; 11. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.777; 12. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.790; 13. 29-Danny Dietrich, 16.823; 14. 2-AJ Flick, 16.867; 15. 5-Brent Marks, 16.879; 16. 39s-Sammy Swindell, 16.890; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.930; 18. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.940; 19. 17-Josh Baughman, 16.963; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 16.966; 21. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.004; 22. 55-Mike Wagner, 17.021; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.053; 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.056; 25. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.093; 26. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 17.115; 27. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.125; 28. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.137; 29. 35-Tyler Reeser, 17.273; 30. 19-Curt Stroup, 17.390; 31. 17M-Kyle Smith, 17.423; 32. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.452; 33. 35Q-Zach Hampton, 17.491; 34. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.513; 35. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.730; 36. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.863; 37. 24B-Dustin Baney, 19.013;

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 29-Danny Dietrich [3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 3. 41-David Gravel [6]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 5. 17H-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 7. 35Q-Zach Hampton [9]; 8. 35-Tyler Reeser [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [7]; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney [10]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [6]; 4. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 7. 5C-Dylan Cisney [9]; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 9. 19-Curt Stroup [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 55K-Robbie Kendall [1]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [3]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 5. 1-Logan Wagner [5]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 9. 17M-Kyle Smith [8]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 11T-TJ Stutts [4]; 2. 39S-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 5. 25-Tyler Bear [5]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 7. 98-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [2]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [6]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney [11]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman [10]; 9. 35-Tyler Reeser [12]; 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]; 11. 35Q-Zach Hampton [9]; 12. 17M-Kyle Smith [15]; 13. 99-Skylar Gee [14]; 14. 75-Nicole Bower [16]; 15. 24B-Dustin Baney [17]; 16. 14-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 17. 19-Curt Stroup [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [7]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [11]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [21]; 7. 41-David Gravel [9]; 8. 11-Zeb Wise [12]; 9. 5C-Dylan Cisney [26]; 10. 2-AJ Flick [17]; 11. 55-Mike Wagner [18]; 12. 17h-Sheldon Haudenschild [14]; 13. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 14. 39s-Sammy Swindell [10]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 16. 98-Kyle Reinhardt [13]; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall [19]; 18. 13-Paul McMahan [23]; 19. 25-Tyler Bear [1]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee [25]; 21. 3-Jac Haudenschild [20]; 22. 35-Tyler Reeser [27]; 23. 29-Danny Dietrich [4]; 24. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15]; 25. 26-Cory Eliason [16]; 26. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [24]; 27. 11T-TJ Stutts [6] Lap Leaders: Brent Marks (1-19), Kyle Larson (20-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 18, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3410
2. Cory Eliason - 3246
3. Paul McMahan - 3156
4. Zeb Wise - 3144
5. Skylar Gee - 2940
6. Greg Wilson - 2920
7. Josh Baughman - 2910
8. Brock Zearfoss - 2292
9. Danny Dietrich - 2194
10. Kyle Larson - 1952

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
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No Clear Favorite Entering Event With Exception Of True Outlaw Larson

Friday and Saturday events offer 8K and 20K to win

7/19/20

Mechanicsburg – The Champion Racing Oil World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Summer Nationals will take place this week at Williams Grove Speedway, slated for Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm.

The outlaws sprint cars will roll into Williams Grove Speedway for the two-day summer stand to battle the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars for the first time this season.

Both nights of this year’s Summer Nationals shows will include full programs of time trials, heats and feature events.

The July 24 outlaws-posse match will feature a 25-lap main paying $8,000 to win while the July 25 Saturday finale Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals feature will offer $20,000 to the winner.

Adult general admission for each day of the Williams Grove outlaws program is set at $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $15. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Just who will be leading the outlaws drivers when they hit Williams Grove this week remains to be seen.

Current series point leader Brad Sweet has been running a string of bad luck during his last several performances in series action and instead former Grove regular, Hanover native Logan Schuchart has been flexing some muscle.

Schuchart and his Bobby Allen-owned No. 1S machine have five total season wins to date including victories at Jackson Motorplex and Terre Haute while true outlaw Kyle Larson has recorded four to date as well including in the Brad Doty Classic at Attica, Ohio on July 14.

Sweet has been held winless since July 4 although his last win was his seventh of the year.

Of two total on the year, David Gravel’s most recent win was at Wilmot Raceway on July 11.

And just as no one has been dominant on the outlaws tour so far this season, there have been no repeat, regular competition winners in Williams Grove weekly action to date in 2020.

Wins have gone to Carson Macedo, Lance Dewease and Steve Buckwalter with Dewease leading season points. Kyle Larson has won twice but is not a track regular.

And so, the 2020 Williams Grove Summer Nationals will take the green flag with no clear favorite this time around save for the fact that true outlaw Larson of Elk Grove, California has to be considered a favorite wherever he races these days, IF he chooses to enter the event.

Since May 8, Larson has won 20 of 37 starts that he has made in either a sprint car or a midget to go along with eight runner-up finishes.

Last year, Tim Shaffer picked up the Friday Summer Nationals win while Donny Schatz took home the 20K payday on Saturday night.

Schatz has two wins on the outlaws season this year but he does sit a very, very close second to Sweet in the standings.

Summer Nationals sponsor Champion Brands Champion Racing Oil offers a wide variety of quality racing lubricants, oils, performance additives and fluids at outlets across the nation and online.

On the web, products can be purchased via Smileys Racing Products, Precise Racing Products and Speedway Motors along with many other internet-based companies.

NAPA Auto Parts Stores is just one of many retails outlets that carry Champion products.

Learn more about Champion Racing Oil by visiting www.championbrands.com.

 

 

Selinsgrove Summer Championships For 410 Sprints & Super Late Models This Week

Super sprints and super lates to race for $3,000 to win, $300 to start and $100 tow

Armed Forces Night Offering Free General Admission Includes Roadrunner 20

Bonus monies posted for all three divisions

7/19/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. –Selinsgrove Speedway is in action this Saturday night, July 25 with the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Summer Championships for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars and the super late models plus racing action that includes the annual A & A Auto Stores Roadrunner 20.

The Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars will race in a 25-lap feature paying $3,000 to win, $300 to start and $100 tow money for non-qualifiers.

Likewise, the super late models will also go 25 laps for $3,000 to win, $300 to start and $100 tow money, as part of the 2020 RBS Auto & Trailer Sales/Modern Heritage Civil War Super Late Model Series – North vs. South between Selinsgrove and Williams Grove Speedways.

Modern Heritage of Mifflinburg will be paying $100 to win all heat races in both the 410 sprint and super late model divisions while Apache Tree Service will be paying $200 to the hard chargers in both classes.

The roadrunner 20 will pay $600 to the winner with a $100 bonus included courtesy of Superior Lawn Service. A $50 hard luck award is also being offered courtesy of Mike Tudor.

July 25 will also be Armed Forces Appreciation Night at Selinsgrove Speedway, when past and present members of the military receive FREE adult general admission to the races, with proper identification.

In order to verify military membership at the ticket window, fans will need to produce either a Veterans Administration ID card or a military form DD214.

The super late model event will be the second race in the 2020 Civil War Super Late Model Series – North vs South between Selinsgrove and Williams Grove Speedways, presented by RBS Auto & Trailer Sales and Modern Heritage.

Jeff Rine is the current point leader in the Civil War Series over Rick Eckert and Gregg Satterlee.

So far this season, super late winners at the track have been Eckert, Brett Schadel and Rine, who has scored twice.

Super sprint winners at the track this year have been Kyle Reinhardt, Freddie Rahmer and Danny Dietrich.

Gates will open at 5 pm on July 25 with heat racing slated for 7:30 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with students ages 12 – 17 priced at $10. Kids ages 11 and under are always FREE at Selinsgrove Speedway. Pit admission will be $35.

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

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

MACEDO WIRES THE FIELD FOR $10,000 OUTLAW TUNE-UP WIN; Mitten Victorious in Sportsman’s Return to Lincoln; Drevicki Bests Midget Field for Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Thursday, July 23 (7:30pm) World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene

Saturday, July 25 (7:00pm) Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League: Tractor & Truck Pull

Wednesday, July 29 (7:30pm) Drydene 40 for 410 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (July 18, 2020) – World of Outlaws regular, Carson Macedo, invaded the pigeon hills on Saturday night and led all 35-laps of the Outlaw tune-up to pocket $10,000. The World of Outlaws will be in action at Lincoln for the Gettysburg Clash this coming Thursday, July 23 and Macedo is poised to be a threat to score a win for the Outlaws as they take on the PA Posse.

Macedo inherited the pole for the start of the event after scheduled pole-sitter, Brandon Rahmer, scratched for the night after experiencing engine issues after winning the dash.

Brandon’s brother, Freddie, started second and was the lone Posse member to start within the first two rows. Outlaw drivers, Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart shared the second row.

Macedo led the field into turn 1 running the bottom with Rahmer trying out the top side of the track. Schuchart moved up to third with Ryan Smith driving to fourth and Pittman settling into fifth.

Schuchart worked on reeling Rahmer in for second as both drivers used the high side to get around the 3/8th mile oval.

Brian Montieth challenged Pittman for fifth as Macedo entered lapped traffic on lap 6.

Rahmer and Schuchart caught Macedo in lapped traffic but just as they were making ground, Macedo started to pull away.

The yellow flag flew on lap 15 for Montieth and Tim Wagaman when the two got together in turn 4. Wagaman’s crew took advantage of the work period and got the car back out on the track.

Macedo paced the field for the single file restart with Rahmer, Schuchart, Smith and Pittman lined up behind him.

Rahmer tried the bottom on the restart with Macedo going to the top into turn 1. Smith and Schuchart raced side by side down the backstretch for third with Schuchart holding the advantage at the line.

Another caution came on lap 18. This time it was for Adam Wilt who came to a stop on the backstretch.

Once again Macedo led Rahmer, Schuchart, Smith and Pittman for the restart with Jacob Allen looking to make his way into the top five while restarting sixth.

Rahmer tried the bottom again this time trying a slide job on Macedo in turns 1 and 2 for the lead. It was to no avail as Macedo held onto the top spot.

Schuchart used the bottom in turns 1 and 2 to reel Rahmer in to start a battle for second. Smith was on Schuchart’s heel and made it a three car battle for second.

Smith got under Schuchart for third going into turn 3 on lap 24 but Logan beat him back to the line by a nose to hold on to the position.

Smith got back by Schuchart on the next lap and this time he beat him back to the flag stand to take the spot. Schuchart didn’t go away quietly and briefly took third back down the backstretch but Smith held the position at the line.

Lapped traffic came back into play on lap 27 for Macedo and the leaders.

Smith caught Rahmer and took second with 5 laps to go. Schuchart followed sending Rahmer to fourth.

Schuchart made quick work of Smith to take second and started to hunt down Macedo.

Logan threw everything he had at Macedo on the last lap going into turn 1 but Macedo pulled away and never looked back.

Macedo beat Schuchart to the checkered flag by .442 seconds to take the $10,000 prize and score his second win at the track. Smith crossed the line third and Rahmer held on to fourth. Pittman completed the top five.

Heat winners were Brian Montieth, Daryn Pittman, Matt Campbell & Brandon Rahmer. Brian Montieth set quick time over the 35-car field with a lap of 13.653 seconds.

Mitten Victorious in Sportsman’s Return to Lincoln

The winged Super Sportsman last raced at Lincoln in 2017. On Saturday night they were back in action as part of their Touring Series.

Russ Mitten lined up on the pole of the 20-lap feature with John Edkin sharing the front row.

Mitten took the lead when the green flag dropped with Luke Deatrick and Edkin battling side by side for second.

Kenny Edkin was up to third at the line on lap 1 after starting the feature sixth. Edkin was victorious in the first four stops of the touring series so far in 2020.

Kenny made quick work of John to take second on the next lap. Scott Dellinger was up to fourth from his seventh starting spot and had his eyes set on taking third from John.

Kenny Edkin was working on reeling in Mitten to challenge him for the race lead when the caution came out on lap 8 for Adam Wray. Wray had spun out in turns 3 and 4.

Kenny, John, Dellinger and Frankie Herr lined up behind Mitten for the single file restart.

Mitten and Kenny both went to the bottom in turn 1 as that was the preferred line around the track.

Kenny was on Mitten's bumper at the half way point of the race trying to take the lead from the six-time Lincoln feature winner.

The yellow flag came out on lap 11 for Tyler Wolford and Jay Fannasy who got turned around in turns 1 and 2. Both drivers were able to rejoin the field.

The leaders dove to the bottom going into turn 1 again on the restart.

Dellinger was working on getting his nose under John for third and the two were side by side at the line on lap 14 for the spot with John holding on to the position.

Another caution came on lap 14. This time it was for Doug Holler who got spun around in turn 4.

Mitten was able to pull away from Kenny down the backstretch but Edkin would close the gap in the corners.

Herr got by Dellinger for fourth coming out of turn 1 with five laps to go.

Kenny had closed the gap and was in position to make a move for the lead on Mitten with two laps to go. Mitten worked hard to stay on the bottom to take the line away from Edkin.

Mitten beat Kenny to the checkered flag by .413 seconds. John crossed the line third. Herr, the all-time leader in Sportsman wins at the track, finished fourth. Dellinger completed the top five.

Heat winners were Scott Dellinger and Russ Mitten.

Drevicki Bests Midget Field for Victory

Steve Drevicki added his name to the prestigious list of midget winners at Lincoln with his win on Saturday night. The list includes Parnelli Jones, Van May, Rico Abreu and Jimmy Maguire just to name a few.

Adam Pierson and Jamie Speers shared the front row of the 20-lap feature with Steve Craig and Tanner Allen in row two.

Pierson took the lead when the green flag dropped with Drevicki making his way to second from his fifth starting spot.

The red flag came out on lap 1 for a three car pile up in turn 1. The drivers involved were Speers, Craig and Allen.

Pierson led Drevicki, Kenney Johnson, Zach Curtis and Eric Heydenreich to the cone for the single file restart.

Drevicki had the lead coming out of turn 2 on the restart and held the spot to lead lap 2. Pierson stayed with Drevicki and tried to get the top spot back while a battle ensued behind the leaders for third.

Johnson was doing his best to hold off Heydenreich as he tried to take third. Heydenreich took the spot on lap four.

Drevicki led Pierson, Heydenreich, Johnson and Curtis at the halfway point of the race.

Heydenreich was gaining on the leaders and got under Pierson in turn 2 on lap 11 for second. Eric then went to work on reeling in Drevicki for the lead.

As Drevicki and Heydenreich worked through lapped traffic the two split to get around a lapped car in turn 1 on lap 14 making for an exciting moment on the track.

On lap 17 Heydenreich was out of sorts as he battled Drevicki for the lead coming out of turn 2 and pulled off the track.

With Heydenreich out of the picture it was smooth sailing for Drevicki to the checkered flag.

Drevicki won the feature crossing the line 3.506 seconds ahead of Pierson. Johnson finished third and Curtis was fourth. Craig finished an impressive fifth after being involved in the red flag incident earlier in the race.

Heat winners were Alex Pierson and Steve Drevicki. The 14-car field of midgets included teams from Iowa, Connecticut and Delaware.

This Thursday, July 23, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash. Time trials are at 7PM and opening ceremonies are scheduled for 7:30PM. Pit gates open at 3PM 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, July 18, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 2-Carson Macedo ($10,000); 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman; 6. 1a-Jacob Allen; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 9-Kasey Kahne; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 16-Matt Campbell; 13. 59-Jim Siegel; 14. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 15. 1x-Chad Trout; 16. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 17. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 18. 44-Dylan Norris; 19. 14T-Tyler Walton; 20. 73B-Brett Michalski; 21. 39-Jason Solwold; 22. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 23. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 24. 19m-Landon Myers (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Carson Macedo (1-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 1s-Logan Schuchart; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 19m-Landon Myers; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 83-Daryn Pittman; 2. 71-Ryan Smith; 3. 1a-Jacob Allen; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 39-Jason Solwold; 7. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton; 8. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 9. 97-Brie Hershey

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 2-Carson Macedo; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne; 4. 1x-Chad Trout; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 7. 90-Jordan Givler; 8. 23-Chris Arnold

410 Sprint Consy Finish (12 laps) – 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 39-Jason Solwold; 3. 73B-Brett Michalski; 4. 19m-Landon Myers; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton; 6. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 7. 90-Jordan Givler; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 10. 97-Brie Hershey; 11. 23-Chris Arnold; 12. 21T-Scott Fisher; 13. 27G-Jay Galloway; 14. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF)

410 Time Trial Results 1. 21-Brian Montieth 13.653; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman 13.821; 3. 16-Matt Campbell 13.898; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.923; 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart 13.938; 6. 1a-Jacob Allen 14.086; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe 14.102; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne 14.103; 9. 75-Chase Dietz 14.158; 10. 59-Jim Siegel 14.182; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer 14.190; 12. 1x-Chad Trout 14.218; 13. 5E-Tim Wagaman 14.222; 14. 72-Ryan Smith 14.245; 15. 87-Alan Krimes 14.287; 16. 2-Carson Macedo 14.361; 17. 19m-Landon Myers 14.370; 18. 8-Billy Dietrich 14.457; 19. 7-Trey Hivner 14.500; 20. 44-Dylan Norris 14.526; 21. 15-Adam Wilt 14.563; 22. 39-Jason Solwold 14.565; 23. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. 14.581; 24. 90-Jordan Givler 14.627; 25. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.633; 26. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 14.635; 27. 14T-Tyler Walton 14.758; 28. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 14.799; 29. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.815; 30. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.978; 31. 59s-Steve Wilbur 15.061; 32. 23-Chris Arnold 15.062; 33. 9-Dalton Dietrich 15.106; 34. 27G-Jay Galloway 15.367; 35. 97-Brie Hershey 15.535

Super Sportsman Tour Series:

Super Sportsman Feature (20 laps) – 1. 77-Russ Mitten; 2. 75-Kenny Edkin; 3. 35-John Edkin; 4. 70D-Frankie Herr; 5. 30-Scott Dellinger; 6. 318-Todd Leonard; 7. 3B-Mike Enders; 8. 8m-Chris Meleason; 9. 5D-Luke Deatrick; 10. 19R-Eric Rutz; 11. 16R-Ryan Rutz; 12. 29-Adam Wray; 13. 22-Daniel John; 14. 360-Jay Fannasy; 15. 71K-Tyler Wolford; 16. 10H-Dave Hollar; 17. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 18. 2m-Matt Ondek (DNF)

Lap Leader – Russ Mitten (1-20)

Super Sportsman Heat 1 Finish: 1. 30-Scott Dellinger; 2. 35-John Edkin; 3. 5-Luke Deatrick; 4. 318-Todd Leonard; 5. 16R-Ryan Rutz; 6. 19R-Eric Rutz; 7. 10H-Dave Hollar; 8. 29-Adam Wray; 9. 8m-Chris Meleason; 10. 1a-Chase Gutshall (DNF)

Super Sportsman Heat 2 Finish: 1. 77-Russ Mitten; 2. 75-Kenny Edkin; 3. 70D-Frankie Herr; 4. 3B-Mike Enders; 5. 360-Jay Fannasy; 6. 2m-Matt Ondek; 7. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 8. 71K-Tyler Wolford; 9. 22-Daniel John

ARDC Midgets:

Midget Feature Finish (20 laps) 1. 12-Steve Drevicki; 2. 74M-Adam Pierson; 3. 46-Kenney Johnson; 4. 75-Zach Curtis; 5. 55-Steve Craig; 6. 00-Jamie Speers; 7. 19-Joe Thomas; 8. 21-Randy Marsteller; 9. 21s-Shannon Marsteller; 10. 11-Eric Heydenreich (DNF); 11. 22-John Heydenreich (DNF); 12. 5a-JR Booth (DNF); 13. 4-Tanner Allen (DNF); 14. 7-Shawn Jackson (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Adam Pierson (1) & Steve Drevicki (2-20)

Midget Heat 1 Finish: 1. 74M-Adam Pierson; 2. 00-Jamie Speers; 3. 75-Zach Curtis; 4. 46-Kenney Johnson; 5. 19-Joe Thomas; 6. 21S-Shannon Marsteller; 7. 5a-JR Booth

Midget Heat 2 Finish: 1. 12-Steve Drevicki; 2. 4-Tanner Allen; 3. 55-Steve Craig; 4. 11-Eric Heydenreich; 5. 21-Randy Marsteller; 6. 22-John Heydenreich; 7. 7-Shawn Jackson (DNF)

 

 

Larson Continues Bringing The Heat, Rockets To Williams Grove All Stars Tommy Win

Kevin Nouse gets 358 sprints

7/17/20

Mechanicsburg –Kyle Larson won his second race in three starts on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, scoring the All Stars Circuit of Champions Tommy Hinnershitz Classic in thrilling fashion to take home a $5,000 payday.

Two weeks ago, Larson pocketed his first career oval win by taking the $15,000 Mitch Smith Memorial and with the popular win in the Tommy Classic, Larson has now stamped his mark on two of the oval’s biggest, most historical sprint car events.

Elsewhere, Kevin Nouse rode home the winner in the 20-lap 358 sprint main, wiring the field from the pole for this second oval win of the season as well.

Larson was originally slated to go off sixth in the 30-lap All Stars Tommy Classic field but when Sammy Swindell spewed the contents of his oil tank all around the speedway during the parade lap, the field was stopped, Swindell was sidelined and Larson advanced to fifth for the initial green flag.

Polesitter Anthony Macri, who was trying to get his first oval 410 sprint win ever, blasted into the lead when action got started over Kerry Madsen, Carson Macedo, Daryn Pittman and Larson.

Macri entered the rear of the field on the eighth lap with a two second lead over Madsen but then used up all of that advantage on lap 10 when he jumped the first turn cushion and all but spun the car, allowing his pursuers to close up all the daylight that he had built over them.

By lap 13, it was all that Macri could handle to keep Madsen at bay with Macedo and Pittman in hot pursuit but then the leader got a reprieve at the halfway point when Josh Baughman rolled to a stop, bringing out the races only caution flag.

And just prior to that yellow, Larson had come to life by blasting under Macedo for fourth and Pittman for third in the second turn only to see the yellow negate the move.

On the restart Madesen kept pace with the leader again and on lap 19 he was able to get alongside Macri for the lead in turns three and four only to see Macri bring the field back to the stripe.

And by that time, Larson was cooking on the topside, up to third and gaining on the front-runners.

It was with an amazing closing rate at the end of the backstretch that Larson did his best dirty work, making up dramatic ground on Madsen for second to take the spot with eight laps to go.

At that point, Macri was again working traffic and Larson was forced to work the field as well all the while fighting a tightening race car as he tried to work the high cushion in turns three and four.

Twice Larson jumped the lip in turn four but gathered up his errant machine to continue the track down, which finally came to an end with another amazing, accordion-style blast into the third turn with three laps to go that netted him the point and the feature win.

From there, the Elk Grove, California native went on to post the victory by 1.338 seconds over Macri.

“I could carry a lot of speed down the straightaways,” Larson said.

“It was getting super tight on the cushion in four and I kept messing up,” he said of his late race cushion jumps that he eventually overcame.

Madsen rode home third followed by David Gravel and Pittman.

Sixth through 10th went to Brock Zearfoss, 17th starter Danny Dietrich, Macedo, Aaron Reutzel and Freddie Rahmer.

Heats went to Brent Marks, Jason Solwold, Reutzel and Macedo with twin dashes going to Macri and Madsen.

Lucas Wolfe won the B Main.

Fast time was set by Larson with a lap of 16.950 seconds.

Nouse led all the way in the 358 sprint main with Doug Hammaker finishing a close second after a lap 19 restart bunched the field.

Chris Frank, Derek Locke and Tyler Brehm completed the top five finishers.

Heats went to Steve Owings, Locke, and Hammaker with Cody Fletcher taking the consolation race.

Feature Finishes, 7/17/20

410 sprints, 30 laps: 1. 1. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 4. 41-David Gravel [7]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [16]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer [12]; 11. 5-Brent Marks [8]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 13. 17H-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 14. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [10]; 15. 11T-TJ Stutts [15]; 16. 13-Paul McMahan [19]; 17. 21-Brian Montieth [14]; 18. 14-Parker Price-Miller [17]; 19. 24-Lucas Wolfe [20]; 20. 39-Jason Solwold [18]; 21. 1X-Chad Trout [13]; 22. 1W-Matt Campbell [25]; 23. 11-Zeb Wise [22]; 24. 99-Skylar Gee [24]; 25. 17-Josh Baughman [26]; 26. 3-Jac Haudenschild [23]; 27. 39S-Sammy Swindell [27]

DNQ: 27S-Adrian Shaffer 19M-Landon Myers O7-Gerard McIntyre 73B-Brett Michalski 2C-Wayne Johnson

12-Brent Shearer 12W-Troy Fraker W20-Greg Wilson 35-Zach Hampton 72-Ryan Smith 55K-Robbie Kendall 35S-Jason Shultz

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Doug Hammaker, 3. Chris Frank, 4. Derek Locke, 5. Tyler Breahm, 6. Scott Fisher, 7. Steve Owings, 8. Matt Findley, 9. Zach Newlin, 10. Chad Criswell, 11. Dylan Norris, 12. Brett Wanner, 13. Jordan Givler, 14. Cody Fletcher, 15. Rich Eichelberger, 16. Nat Tuckey, 17. Justin Foster, 18. Russell Hammaker, 19. Ashley Capetta, 20. Jeff Rohrbaugh, 21. Jay Krout, 22. Mason Chaney, 23. Chris Arnold, 24. Mark Van Vorst

DNQ: Scott Flammer, Billy Heltzel, Dylan Orwig, Kody Hartlaub, Brett Rose, Tyler Templin

 

 

 

 

All Stars Invade Williams Grove To Contest Tommy Classic This Week, Locals Tune Up For Outlaws Summer Nationals

358 sprints round out Diamond Series racing card July 17

7/12/20

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars as they compete in the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic against the Pennsylvania Posse Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, July 17 at 7:30 pm.

The 2020 Tommy Classic will pay $5,000 to the winner of the 30-lap affair and it will serve as the tune-up for the World of Outlaws Summer Nationals coming up at the track on July 24 and 25.

Also on the July 17 racing program will be the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars. As a note to race teams, please be aware that 358 sprints will be pitted in the back parking lot for this event.

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

The race will be the first of three appearances by the All Stars still remining this season on the Williams Grove Schedule.

Last year in the All Stars Tommy Classic, All Stars regular and champion Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, took the win during what was a historic year at the track for the All Stars and Reutzel.

Just a few weeks earlier, in another All Stars program at Williams Grove, Reutzel took a popular win and in doing so became the first card-carrying, All Stars series traveler to ever win a race at the track dating back to 1970 when the series began.

And Reutzel is likely to be out front again this week at Williams Grove as he is the current All Stars point leader over California’s Cory Eliason, with five series wins on the season to date.

Other All Stars expected to invade aside from the top two include Paul McMahan, Skyler Gee, Zeb Wise, Josh Baughman and Greg Wilson.

So far this season at Williams Grove, Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car winners have been Carson Macedo, Lance Dewease, Kyle Larson and Steve Buckwalter.

Dewease is a six-time Tommy Classic winner.

Part of the 2020 Hoosier Diamond Series at Williams Grove, the Tommy Classic is run in honor of the late all-time great Hinnershitz of Oley, Pennsylvania.

Hinnershitz won the very first race contested at Williams Grove Speedway in 1939.

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

 

 

All Stars Will Honor Hinnershitz Career With Memorial Classic Friday

7/12/20

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 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 July 17 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.

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Selinsgrove Summer Championships For 410 Sprints & Super Late Models July 25

Super sprints and super lates to race for $3,000 to win, $300 to start and $100 tow, $100 to win heats

Armed Forces Night Offering Free General Admission Includes Roadrunner 20

7/12/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – After a week off on July 18, Selinsgrove Speedway will return to action on Saturday night, July 25 with the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Summer Championships for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars and the super late models plus racing action that includes the annual A & A Auto Stores Roadrunner 20.

The Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars will race in a 25-lap feature paying $3,000 to win, $300 to start and $100 tow money for non-qualifiers.

Likewise, the super late models will also go 25 laps for $3,000 to win, $300 to start and $100 tow money.

Modern Heritage of Mifflinburg will be paying $100 to win all heat races in both the 410 sprint and super late model divisions.

The roadrunner 20 will pay $500 to the winner.

July 25 will also be Armed Forces Appreciation Night at Selinsgrove Speedway, when past and present members of the military receive FREE adult general admission to the races, with proper identification.

In order to verify military membership at the ticket window, fans will need to produce either a Veterans Administration ID card or a military form DD214.

The super late model event will be the second race in the 2020 Civil War Super Late Model Series – North vs South between Selinsgrove and Williams Grove Speedways, presented by RBS Auto & Trailer Sales and Modern Heritage.

Jeff Rine is the current point leader in the Civil War Series over Rick Eckert and Gregg Satterlee.

So far this season, super late winners at the track have been Eckert, Brett Schadel and Rine, who has scored twice.

Super sprint winners at the track this year have been Kyle Reinhardt, Freddie Rahmer and Danny Dietrich.

Gates will open at 5 pm on July 25 with heat racing slated for 7:30 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with students ages 12 – 17 priced at $10. Kids ages 11 and under are always FREE at Selinsgrove Speedway. Pit admission will be $35.

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

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

Champion Racing Oil World Of Outlaws Williams Grove Summer Nationals Is July 24 & 25

Outlaws vs Posse match-up will be first of the season

7/12/20

Mechanicsburg – The Champion Racing Oil World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series Summer Nationals is just two weeks away at Williams Grove Speedway, slated for Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm.

The outlaws sprint cars will invade Williams Grove Speedway for the two-day summer stand to battle the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars for the first time this season.

The modern-day, consecutive-year history of the Summer Nationals dates back to 2002 when the show was a three-day event with Danny Lasoski, Joey Saldana and Greg Hodnett taking wins.

However events dubbed “Summer Nationals” were first contested at the oval back in 1972 with Jan Opperman and Bobbie Adamson recorded as the victors.

Both nights of this year’s Summer Nationals shows will include full programs of time trials, heats and feature events.

The July 24 outlaws-posse match will feature a 25-lap main paying $8,000 to win while the July 25 Saturday finale Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals feature will offer $20,000 to the winner.

Last year, Tim Shaffer picked up the Friday Summer Nationals win while Donny Schatz took home the 20K payday on Saturday night.

California’s Brad Sweet is the current outlaws point leader over Donny Schatz. Sweet has seven wins to date this season on the tour.

Lance Dewease is the current Williams Grove Speedway point leader.

Summer Nationals sponsor Champion Brands Champion Racing Oil offers a wide variety of quality racing lubricants, oils, performance additives and fluids at outlets across the nation and online.

On the web, products can be purchased via Smileys Racing Products, Precise Racing Products and Speedway Motors along with many other internet-based companies.

NAPA Auto Parts Stores is just one of many retails outlets that carry Champion products.

Learn more about Champion Racing Oil by visiting www.championbrands.com.

Adult general admission for each day of the Williams Grove outlaws program is set at $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $15. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

 

 

JULY 11, 2020

JEFF HALLIGAN OVER DYLAN CISNEY IN SPRINT CAR THRILLER AT PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY

Gregg Satterlee Wins $3,000 Late Model Championship and Andrew Yoder wins Limited Late Models

PORT ROYAL, PA – Dylan Cisney threw everything he had at Jeff Halligan, but Halligan never flinched holding back Cisney for his first career Port Royal Speedway Weikert’s Livestock Sprint car feature win Saturday night by .061.

Cisney would slide Halligan in turns one and two, but Halligan stayed on the gas on the cushion maintaining the lead off two. Halligan had the bottom working in turns three and four while Cisney stayed on the top.

Cisney cleared him twice, but Halligan turned back under Cisney retaking the lead off turn two each time. Cisney had a great run around three and four on the final lap as they were side-by-side down the frontstretch with Halligan nipping him at the line earning $4,000.

“I was pressing my luck, especially the one time I snuck in by him,” Halligan said. “I knew I was pressing my luck. He could have easily closed the door on me and screwed me up big time. I knew if he was going to keep doing it, eventually he wasn’t going to leave that little hole open, so I started cutting down. The first 19 laps, we were getting such great drive off the corners especially four, but after that, I was really struggling. It’s awesome that we won. We did a lot to the car this week and our hard work paid off.”

“I didn’t think there was room for a car, but he kept sticking it in there,” Cisney said. “I tried to drive in there a little deeper and a little faster and clear him and it took me a couple times to do it. It was good, hard, clean racing. That was a lot of fun sliding back and forth with each other.”

Halligan was fast from the start.

“We were good all night,” Halligan said. “I knew if we could hit it tonight in this feature, we’d have a shot at driving past the cars in front of me because you had to get your racecar good, and we were good when we had this car here the last time we got second. At the end, coming off of four, I wasn’t getting the drive I was getting before. I had the wing all the way trunked. It was just enough.”

A five-car crash in the first turn marred the start of the Sprint car main event. Kevin Nouse and Logan Wagner made contact and slid across the track collecting Lucas Wolfe and crashing hard. Kyle Reinhardt and Landon Myers had nowhere to go and got tangled up as well. All drivers were reported okay. Reinhardt and Myers made repairs and returned.

Steve Buckwalter grabbed the lead when the feature resumed. Halligan grabbed the runner-up spot from Ryan Taylor as Cisney and Brent Marks traded sliders for third spot.

Halligan closed and took the lead from Buckwalter with an inside pass of turn four on lap 10. He pulled away.

Halligan began lapping slower cars as Cisney and Marks tried to settle third spot. Buckwalter slowed with six to go bringing out the yellow.

Cisney took second from Marks on the restart. The next time into one, Cisney tried a slider, but Halligan stayed on the cushion and never lifted. They were closer yet the next time around.

With a few to go, Cisney cleared the slider, but Halligan turned his car back under Cisney’s maintaining the lead off two. The final lap Cisney got a great run, but Halligan found just enough speed off the bottom of four to nip him at the line.

Marks, Anthony Macri and Taylor completed the top five. AJ Flick, Tyler Reeser, Kody Lehman, Mike Wagner and Robbie Kendall rounded out the top 10.

Heat races for the 30 cars in the 410 Sprint pits were won by Flick, Halligan, Cisney and Marks. Anthony Fiore won the B-main, but his car wouldn’t fire for the A-main.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Jeff Halligan. 2. Dylan Cisney. 3. Brent Marks. 4. Anthony Macri. 5. Ryan Taylor. 6. AJ Flick. 7. Tyler Reeser. 8. Kody Lehman. 9. Mike Wagner. 10. Robbie Kendall. 11. Tyler Walton. 12. TJ Stutts. 13. Tyler Bear. 14. Kyle Reinhardt. 15. Kyle Smith. 16. Jason Shultz. 17. Rick Lafferty. 18. Curt Stroup. 19. Steve Buckwalter. 20. Landon Myers. 21. Logan Wagner. 22. Kevin Nouse. 23. Lucas Wolfe. 24. Anthony Fiore.

Did Not Qualify: Jeff Miller, Dustin Baney, Nicole Bower, Jonathan Jones, Brie Hershey, Drew Ritchey.

Super Late Models

Bryan Bernheisel led the opening lap of the 30-lap main event for the River Valley Builders super late models. Gregg Satterlee used an inside pass in turn two taking over the top spot.

Kyle Lee moved into second and Andy Haus third as Satterlee increased his lead.

The yellow flew with 13 laps completed as Lee had cut into Satterlee’s advantage.

Sattlerlee controlled the restart and pulled away continuing to dominate the main event.

A yellow with five to go put Lee back on Satterlee’s bumper erasing a 3.7-second lead. Ross Robinson passed Lee on the restart, but had nothing for Satterlee as he scored his third Port Royal win of the season by 1.5 seconds.

“I’ll take it,” Satterlee said. “Any time you can get up here in victory lane is a lot of fun. I’m glad we got a front row starting spot tonight. It wasn’t as easy to move around tonight. Fortunate to get a good redraw and start up front and made my job a little bit easier. I was able to find a line that seemed to work best with the car and make laps. It’s good to get a win.”

Robinson, Lee, Haus and Colton Flinner completed the top five. Marvin Winters, Jim Yoder, Dylan Yoder, Tyler Bare and Gene Knaub rounded out the top 10.

Tim Wilson set quick time over the 32-car field with a lap of 19.811. The heat races were won by Flinner, Satterlee, Robinson and Bernheisel. Jason Miller won the B-main.

Late Model Feature (30 laps): 1. Gregg Satterlee. 2. Ross Robinson. 3. Kyle Lee. 4. Andy Haus. 5. Colton Flinner. 6. Marvin Winters. 7. Jim Yoder. 8. Dylan Yoder. 9. Tyler Bare. 10. Gene Knaub. 11. Bryan Bernheisel. 12. Dillan Stake. 13. Gary Stuhler. 14. Jeff Rine. 15. Roy Deese. 16. Kyle Knapp. 17. Hayes Mattern. 18. Kody Lyter. 19. Trevor Feathers. 20. Jason Miller. 21. Shaun Jones. 22. Tim Wilson. 23. Brett Schadel. 24. Mike Lupfer.

Did Not Qualify: Chad Myers, Deshawn Gingerich, Scott Flickinger, Dave Brouse Jr., Austin Berry, Nick Dickson, Chris Casner, Larry Neiderer.

Limited Late Models

Andrew Yoder grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the 20-lap main event for the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models with a three-car battle behind him for second.

Yoder controlled a lap 10 restart as Devin Hart and Shawn Shoemaker battled for second with Hart getting the spot and Donnie Farlling taking third.

The yellow flew with seven to go.

Hart stayed right with Yoder following the restart as Farlling and Spike Moor battled for third.

Another yellow slowed the pace with three left.

Moore took second from Hart as they made contact in turn four. Yoder continued to lead and held on for his second win of 2020. Moore, Hart, Farlling and Curt Dunn completed the top five. Shoemaker, Trent Brenneman, Dillan Stake, Brad McGinnis, and Matt Parks rounded out the top 10.

Heat races for the 28 limited late models were won by Shoemaker, Yoder and Hart. Drew Weisser won the B-main.

Limited Late Model Feature (20 laps): 1. Andrew Yoder. 2. Spike Moore. 3. Devin Hart. 4. Donnie Farling. 5. Curt Dunn. 6. Shawn Shoemaker. 7. Trent Brenneman. 8. Dillan Stake. 9. Brad McGinnis. 10. Matt Parks. 11. Taylor Farlling. 12. Joe Lusk. 13. Drew Weisser. 14. David Latsha. 15. Ronnie Bottenfield. 16. Jim McBee. 17. Scott Landis. 18. Harold Ranck. 19. Ryan Zook. 20. Kenny Yoder. 21. Jason Davis. 22. Kyle Nicholas. 23. Madeline Miller. 23. Kyle Bachman.

Did Not Qualify: Danny Sollers, Jason Mulen, Cayden Ranck, Derick Garman.

 

 

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

FREDDIE RAHMER CHARGES TO VICTORY; Ross Wires the Field in 358 Win; Workman’s Trip to Central PA Pays Off with Win

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, July 18 (7:30pm) PEPSI NIGHT: 410 Sprints ($10,000 to win Outlaw Tune-up presented by Freedom Off-Road + Super Sportsman (Tour Series event) + Midgets

Thursday, July 23 (7:30pm) World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene

Saturday, July 25 (7:30pm) Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League: Tractor & Truck Pull

Abbottstown, PA (July 11, 2020) – Freddie Rahmer lined up ninth for the 30-lap feature on John Gleim Excavating Night. Rahmer reeled in early race leader, Billy Dietrich, in lapped traffic to take the lead and cruised to his third win at the track this year.

Dietrich started on the pole with Dylan Norris to his outside. Dietrich took the early race lead using the high line around the track. Norris also chose the high side while Tim Glatfelter went to the bottom to challenge Norris for second. Matt Campbell entered the mix and made it a three-way battle for second.

Norris continued to use the high line and pulled away from Glatfelter and Campbell. While Glatfelter and Campbell continued their battle for third Brian Monteith passed by both of them to advance from fifth to third in one turn. Freddie Rahmer followed and went to work on Montieth right away. Rahmer tried a slide job for third on lap 5 in turns 1 and 2 but Montieth held the spot.

Montieth tried a slide job of his own on lap 6 to take second from Norris in turns 1 and 2. Once again Rahmer followed as race leader, Dietrich entered lapped traffic on lap 6.

Rahmer got by Montieth for second on lap 8 and went to work on tracking down Dietrich in lapped traffic. Rahmer caught up with Dietrich on lap 9 and got by him for the lead with a slide job in turn 2.

Montieth battled Dietrich for second as they both used the high line around the track.

Rahmer continued to work through lapped traffic and had a 2.368 advantage over Montieth when the yellow came out on lap 14 for Bradley Howard. Howard came to a stop on the front stretch.

Freddie paced the field for the single file restart with Dietrich, Montieth, Campbell and Norris lined up behind him.

Monteith went to the bottom of the track on the restart to try and slide Dietrich for second but Dietrich maintained the position.

Rahmer was pulling away from the rest of the field while his brother, Brandon, was trying to make his way into the top 5.

Lapped traffic came into play on lap 18 for the leader as Montieth continued to work on Dietrich for the second spot.

Montieth slowed to a stop on the front stretch on lap 20 bringing out the caution. Montieth was running third when he stopped on the track.

With Rahmer’s 3.549 second lead erased the field lined up for a single file restart. Dietrich restarted second with Campbell third, Norris fourth and Brandon Rahmer fifth.

Norris faded on the restart allowing Brandon to take the fourth spot.

Chase Dietz drove by both Glatfelter and Norris to put himself into the top 5 right before the red flag came out on lap 22. Norris got a piece of the outside wall in turn 2 while running sixth and took a wild ride.

Rahmer shot out to the lead on the restart while Brandon used the bottom in turns 1 and 2 to get by Campbell for third.

Campbell tried to return the favor and take third back, but Brandon blocked the low line keeping the position. Dietz went to work on Campbell for fourth as the laps wound down.

Freddie Rahmer got to the checkered flag 3.070 seconds ahead of Dietrich. Brandon Rahmer crossed the line third and Campbell was fourth. Dietz finished fifth to complete the top five.

Heat winners were Matt Campbell, Brandon Rahmer and Billy Dietrich.

Ross Wires the Field in 358 Win

Tyler Ross used the outside of turns 1 and 2 on the start to get by Chris Frank for second. Ross used his momentum down the backstretch and took the lead from pole-sitter, Zachary Allman coming out of turn 4.

Allman took the lead at the line when the green flag dropped with Frank running second. Ross drove the high side from his fifth place starting spot to lead lap 1. John Sharpe brought out the caution on the first lap when he came to a stop on the front stretch.

The field lined up single file behind Ross, Allman, Frank, Brett Strickler and Scott Fisher for the restart. Eric Parker brought out another caution on the restart when he came to a stop on the back stretch.

Ross drove to the bottom in turns 1 and 2 on the restart and shot out to a commanding lead. Strickler went to the top going into turn 3 and got by Frank and Fisher for third coming out of turn 4. Strickler then set his sight on Allman for second.

Doug Hammaker entered the top five on lap 4. Strickler once again used the top in turns 3 and 4 and got by Allman coming out of turn 4 to take second on lap 5.

Ross entered lapped traffic on lap 6 as Hammaker continued to work his way to the front of the field. Hammaker got by Fisher for third on lap 8.

The yellow flag flew on lap 8 for Brett Strickler, Hammaker and Hannah Riser who got together in turns 3 and 4. Strickler had been running second and Hammaker was third and they worked through lapped traffic.

The top five for the restart were Ross, Fisher, Allman, Frank, and last week’s feature winner, Brett Wanner.

Ross and Fisher pulled away from the field on the restart as Wanner used the high line around the track to get by Allman for third on lap 10.

Cody Fletcher drove under Frank for fifth coming out of turn 2 on lap 11.

Another caution came on lap 12 when Jacob Balliet got spun around in turn 2. Mark VanVorst headed to the pits under caution ending his night.

Fisher used the bottom line to try and reel in Ross. Wanner was running the top trying track down Fisher.

The red flag flew on lap 14 when Justin Foster flipped in turn 2 after making contact with the outside wall.

After restarting fourth Allman fell off the pace bringing out the yellow on lap 15.

The yellow flag flew again on the restart when Jordan Strickler came to a stop on the back stretch.

Wanner continued working the top to try and take second from Fisher but to no avail.

Ross got the win .836 seconds over Fisher. Wanner held on to third and Kody Hartlaub finished fourth. Fletcher completed the top five.

Heat winners were Doug Hammaker, Brett Wanner and Tyler Ross.

Workman’s Trip to Central PA Pays Off with Win

Billy Workman Jr. made the 7-hour trip from North Carolina to race at Lincoln on Saturday night. The long haul paid off in more ways than one for the driver as he won the feature and got laps in at the track that will host the US Legends Dirt Nationals in September.

Brent Marquis and Travis McClelland shared the front row for the 20-lap feature with Workman lined up third.

Marquis took the lead at the start by a nose over McClelland. The two raced side by side with McClelland leading lap 1 and Bill Diehl moving into second.

Scott Houdeshell and Workman battled door to door for third. Workman took the spot and got his nose under Diehl for second but couldn’t make the pass before the caution came out on lap 3 for debris in turn 4.

McClelland led Diehl, Workman, Houdeshell and Marquis to the cone for the single file restart.

Workman drove under McClelland going into turn 1 to take the lead. McClelland kept Workman close with Diehl right on his bumper.

Workman created some distance between McClelland, but Travis was not able to shake Diehl off his tail.

Jeremy Hahn fell off the pace going down the back stretch bringing out the caution on lap 10.

Chris Transeau and Jeremy Ott both restarted outside the top 5 and both wanted to get by Marquis and find themselves inside the top 5.

Both Transeau and Ott drove by Marquis on lap 12 sending Brent to seventh.

Diehl got a solid run off of turn 2 on lap 14 to get a nose under McClelland but couldn’t make the pass. The yellow flag flew again on lap 15 as Chuck Dell, Joe Ryan Osborne and Austin Bellamare got together in turn 4.

After restarting third Diehl still had his sight set on second but McClelland was focused on taking the top spot from Workman. McClelland got his nose under Workman with two laps to go but couldn’t get by the invader.

Workman got to the checkered flag ahead of McClelland. Diehl finished third and Houdeshell crossed the line fourth. Ott held on to finish fifth.

Heat winners were Aaron Updegraff, Billy Workman Jr., Travis Perry and Bill Diehl.

This Saturday, July 18, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Pepsi Night. The 410 Sprints will compete for $10,000 in the Outlaw Tune-up presented by Freedom Off-Road. Super Sportsman (Touring Series) and Midgets will also be in action. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, July 11, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($4,000); 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 12. 1x-Chad Trout; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski; 14. 21T-Scott Fisher; 15. 7-Trey Hivner; 16. 90-Jordan Givler; 17. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 18. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF); 19. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 20. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF); 21. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNF); 22. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF); 23. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Billy Dietrich (1-9) & Freddie Rahmer (10-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 6. 27G-Jay Galloway; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 1x-Chad Trout; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 8. 90-Jordan Givler

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprints:

358 Sprint Feature (20 laps) – 1. 91-Tyler Ross ($1,100); 2. 21T-Scott Fisher; 3. 54-Brett Wanner; 4. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 23-Chris Arnold; 9. 44-Dave Brown; 10. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 11. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 12. 13s-Jon Stewart; 13. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 14. 22-Jacob Balliet; 15. 38s-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 16. 5a-Zachary Allman (DNF); 17. 99-Zachary Cool (DNF); 18. 23-Justin Foster (DNF); 19. 34-Mark VanVorst (DNF); 20. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF); 21. 66-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 22. 14K-Hannah Riser (DNF); 23. U2-Billy Heltzel (DNF); 24. 39-Eric Parker (DNF); 25. 511-John Sharpe (DNF)

Lap Leader – Tyler Ross (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish: 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 5a-Zachary Allman; 3. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 4. 39-Eric Parker; 5. 34-Mark VanVorst; 6. 44-Dave Brown; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 28-Matt Findley (DNF); 9. 82-Cameron Burke (DNS); 10. U2-Billy Heltzel (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish: 1. 54-Brett Wanner; 2. 00-Chris Frank; 3. 38-Brett Strickler; 4. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 5. 22-Jacob Balliet; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 8. 14K-Hannah Riser; 9. 511-John Sharpe (DNF)

358 Sprint heat 3 Finish: 1. 91-Tyler Ross; 2. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 3. 21T-Scott Fisher; 4. 23-Justin Foster; 5. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 13s-Jon Stewart; 8. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 9. 11H-Hayden Miller (DNF)

Gene Latta Ford Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature Finish (20 laps) 1. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr.; 2. 51-Travis McClelland; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 5. 10-Jeremy Ott; 6. 18-Chris Transeau; 7. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 8. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 9. 93-Brent Marquis; 10. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 11. 19-Travis Perry; 12. 94-Greg Burd; 13. 9-Rick Hartwig; 14. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 15. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 16. 19L-Jonathan Robinson; 17. 26-Shawn Abney; 18. 1G-Shawn Groft; 19. 30-Alex Robinson (DNF); 20. 41-Chuck Dell (DNF); 21. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne (DNF); 22. 8-Austin Bellamare (DNF); 23. 43-Ron Little Jr. (DNF); 24. 18H-Jeremy Hahn (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Travis McClelland (1-3) & Billy Workman Jr. (4-20)

Central PA Legends Heat 1 Finish: 1. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 2. 93-Brent Marquis; 3. 94-Greg Burd; 4. 10-Jeremy Ott; 5. 19L-Jonathan Robinson; 6. 26-Shaun Abney; 7. 90-Scott Spidel; 8. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 9. 61-Shawn Miller; 10. 55-Shawn Snell; 11. 85-Mike Goldsmith; 12. 15s-John Snavely (DNF)

Central PA Legends Heat 2 Finish: 1. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr.; 2. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 3. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 4. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig; 6. 1G-Shawn Groft; 7. 11R-Scott Musselman; 8. 34-Dan Harrison; 9. 83-Jason Gastley; 10. 17-Cory Phillips; 11. 56-Zach Baxter

Central PA Legends Heat 3 Finish: 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 3. 18-Chris Transeau; 4. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne; 5. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 6. 8-Austin Bellamare; 7. 30-Alex Robinson; 8. 70-Mike Racine; 9. 25-Eric Hurst; 10. 99-Bryan Green; 11. 4-Eli Dodge; 12. 31-Lincoln Kearchner

Central PA Legends Heat 4 Finish: 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 3. 51-Travis McClelland; 4. 41-Chuck Dell; 5. 43-Ron Little Jr.; 6. 77-Zac Smith; 7. 24-Justin Cunningham; 8. 55x-Richie Dobson; 9. 6-Sean Dawson; 10. 44-Donnie Leiby; 11. 2-Scott Smith (DNF)

Central PA Legends Consy 1 Finish: 1. 1G-Shawn Groft; 2. 26-Shawn Abney; 3. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 4. 17-Cory Phillips; 5. 90-Scott Spidle; 6. 83-Jason Gastley; 7. 56-Zach Baxter; 8. 61-Shaun Miller; 9. 85-Mike Goldsmith; 10. 11R-Scott Musselman (DNF); 11. 34-Dan Harrison (DNF); 12. 55-Shawn Snell (DNF); 13. 15s-John Snavely (DNS)

Central PA Legends Consy 2 Finish: 1. 30-Alex Robinson; 2. 8-Austin Bellamare; 3. 24-Justin Cunningham; 4. 70-Mike Racine; 5. 77-Zac Smith; 6. 25-Eric Hurst; 7. 99-Bryan Green; 8. 55x-Richie Dobson; 9. 6-Sean Dawson; 10. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 11. 44-Donnie Leiby; 12. 4-Eli Dodge (DNF); 13. 2-Scott Smith (DNF)

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Kissinger Climbs To Selinsgrove 360 Open Victory Lane For Biggest Career Win

Hometown drive Duke claims 305 sprints, Fulkroad nets limited lates

7/11/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Ryan Kissinger of Bloomsburg scored the biggest win of his sprint car career at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night, walking off with the 20th annual, 30-lap National Open for 360 sprint cars worth $5,000.

The 305 sprint main saw hometown driver Ken Duke Jr. score the victory while the limited late model main went to Jared Fulkroad.

The racing program was delayed several hours by intermittent rains that hit the track just prior to starting time but after the surface was worked back into shape, the beautiful smooth track produced soaring speeds for the sprint cars and late models.

Johnathan Preston of Romulus, New York grabbed the early lead in the 360 Open followed by third starter Kissinger aboard his No. 66.

Preston had Kissinger challenging from the start as the pair raced by the flagstand lap after lap nose to tail for control.

Kissinger made good time on the high side in the third and fourth turns and nearly snagged the lead first on the third circuit before falling back in line only to complete the pass a lap later.

Preston then charged back to Kissinger’s outside as the pair throttled into the first corner on lap five but Kissinger was able to bite fast on the bottom exiting the corner to remain in command.

Preston tried again in the same set of turns the next time around to regain control but again Kissinger was up to the task and he entered the rear of the field with 10 laps in the books.

The only caution flag of the event unfurled on the 12th lap, placing Preston, Davie Franek, Adam Carberry and Mark Smith in line for the restart.

Preston was unable to challenge on the restart and by lap 21, Kissinger was again working the rear of the field.

The leader then nearly gave the race away in traffic with five laps to go when contact with a lapped car low in the middle of the first and second turns found him turn the car sideways and nearly spin.

Luckily, his advantage over the field at that point was large enough so that he was able to right his sprinter and maintain control.

Preston however was able to close somewhat on Kissinger during the final two laps, crossing the line less than a half straightaway behind, a margin of .908 seconds.

The win was Kissinger’s sixth at the Snyder County speedplant.

Davie Franek finished in third followed by Mark Smith and Adam Carberry.

Sixth through 10th went to Derek Locke, Ryan Smith, Paulie Cologiovanni, Jesse Pruchnick and Austin Bishop.

Heats went to Kissinger, Smith and Franek.

Ken Duke Jr. would lead all 20 laps of the 305 sprint main as second and third spots changed several times during the event.

Doug Dodson took second from Derek Hauck on the eighth tour but not before Hauck raced in Duke’s shadow for the lead the first four laps.

Garrett Bard motored into third, around Hauck with eight laps to go but then had Devin Adams take over the spot with five laps to go.

Meanwhile, Duke cruised out in front to the victory by 2.512 seconds.

It was his third career win at his hometown track.

Dodson rode home second followed by Adams, Jake Frye and Bard.

Heats went to Will Brunson, Jaremi Hanson, Adams and Fred Arnold with Kyle Keen taking the consolation race.

Jared Fulkroad won the limited late model main to score his second career win at the track by leading all 15 laps over Todd Snook.

JR Toner, Zach Kauffman and Shaun Miller rounded out the top five finishers.

Heats went to Fulkroad and Snook.

Feature Finishes, 7/11/20:


360 Sprints Cars

30-Lap A-Main: 1) 66 Ryan Kissinger 2) 22 Jonathan Preston 3) 28F Davie Franek 4) M1 Mark Smith 5) 47 Adam Carberry 6) 77 Derek Locke 7) 72 Ryan Smith 8) 10 Paulie Colagiovanni 9) 42 Jesse Prunchnik 10) 11A Austin Bishop 11) 5K Jake Karklin 12) 11 Ryan Stillwaggon 13) 1 Scott Flammer 14) 90 Matt Tanner 15) 5B Justin Barger 16) 7T Mike Thomas 17) 669 Brandon McGough 18) 17 Jason Wagner DNS 19) 12 Blane Heimbach DNS 20) 22K Mike Kohler DNS 21) 22 Troy Betts DNS 22) 10K Joe Kata III DNS 23) 46 Ryan Covian DNS 24) 5G Curt Michael DNS 25) 63 Josh Weller DNS

305 Sprint Cars

20-Lap A-Main: 1) 67 Ken Duke (6.25920 New Track Record) 2) 20 Doug Dodson 3) 99A Devin Adams 4) 56 Jake Frye 5) 95 Garrett Bard 6) 2H Derek Hauck 7) 36 Jaremi Hanson 8) 39X Scott Frack 9) 69 Landon Price 10) 88 Fred Arnold 11) 61 Johnny Scarborough 12) 86 Ron Aurand 13) 17K Kyle Keen 14) 8 Nick Sweigart 15) 1 Rowdy Heffner 16) 55 Dominic Melair 17) 25 Dustin Young 18) 51 Dave Graber 19) 6R Reed Thompson 20) 8B Will Brunson 21) 71 Josh Spicer 22) 19 Kruz Kepner 23) 69K Kassidy Kreitz 24) 23 Nathan Gramley

DNQ: Rick Romig, Drew Boyer, Erin Statler, Jeff Miller, Dylan Proctor, Randy Sterling, Jason Poust, Jimmy White, Branstin Shue, Ian Cumens

Limited Late Models

15-Lap A-Main: 1) 12K Jared Fulkroad 2) 23 Todd Snook 3) 11 JR Toner 4) 08 Zach Kauffman 5) 115 Shaun Miller 6) 85 Chad Earnst 7) 22 Casey Steinhoff 8) 77 Scott Dunham Jr. 9) 89 John Schoch 10) 32 Ethan Beasom 11) 11B Jake Buck 12) 68R Kevin Probst DNS 13) 10M Brad Mitch DNS


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Lincoln Speedway Teams Up with Freedom Off-Road for $10,000 Outlaw Tune-up

Abbottstown, PA (July 11, 2020) – Lincoln Speedway announced tonight that they have teamed up with Freedom Off-Road for a $10,000 to win Outlaw Tune-up at the track on Saturday, July 18. With the recent announcement of the rescheduled World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene to Thursday, July 23 the Outlaw tune-up will give race teams a chance to practice the Outlaw format before competing with them on the 3/8th mile oval.

The Outlaw format includes time trials, heat races, a dash, non-qualifier races and a feature. Heat races are lined up straight up from time trial results.

In addition to Freedom Off-Road, Just 4 Jacks Home Improvements has put up $250 for quick time and R.A. Smith & Sons will give a tire to the night’s hard charger.

July 18 is Pepsi Night at the track and will also feature the Super Sportsman in a Touring Series event and the midgets.

Pepsi Night will kick off with time trials at 7:30 p.m. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and grandstand gates are set to open at 5:30 p.m. Pricing is $25 for general admission, $10 for students (12-17 with ID) and $35 for a pit pass.

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

 

 

Buckwalter Wires Field For Williams Grove 410 Sprint Win, Macri Scores URC Sprints

7/10/20

Mechanicsburg – Steve Buckwalter of Royersford wired the field for the 410 sprint car victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, outrunning Matt Campbell to the checkers for his 11th career speedway win.

The victory tied him on the oval all-time win list with Randy Wolfe.

In the 25-lap URC Sprint feature event, Anthony Macri of Dillsburg took a convincing victory after wrestling with Josh Weller for the lead.

Buckwalter grabbed the lead in the 25-lap 410 sprint main when action began with Kyle Reinhardt giving chase.

The leaders entered the rear of the field on the eighth lap but even in traffic, as long as a lane was open, Buckwalter was good to go as he navigated the field perfectly.

But when both lanes ahead were blocked by cars racing for position with nine laps to go, Reinhardt was able to drive right up on the leader and make his move.

However his move failed when an attempted pass on the bottom in the first and second turns virtually stalled his movement on the 17th tour and instead Buckwalter got away on the backchute.

That near stall allowed the third place car of Matt Campbell to blast around for the second spot but then Campbell soon lost ground when he nearly looped his mount on the second turn cushion a lap later.

All of this put Buckwalter within four laps of the win but again heavy traffic entered the picture just in front of the leader and during the last two laps, Cambpell was able to close dramatically in order to make a final turn move for the win.

The Fawn Grove driver swept across the bottom of turns three and four and nearly came up with the win but instead fell in line nose to tail with the winner as the pair crossed the finish line.

Buckwalter’s margin of victory was .223 seconds.

Reinhardt was third followed by Ryan Smith and Brent Marks.

Sixth through 10th went to Brian Montieth, Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Anthony Macri and Lance Dewease.

Heats went to Buckwalter, Reinhardt and Adrian Shaffer.

Justin Barger tried to take control from the pole at the start of the URC Sprint main but third starter Josh Weller had other ideas.

He passed both front row cars including Anthony Macri in the first and second turns when the green flag appeared.

Macri was running in second when the caution flag appeared on the sixth lap.

Macri took the lead from Weller on the restart before another yellow flag slowed the pace a lap later.

Weller served notice he wasn’t so easily set back when action resumed by driving back into control in the third turn only to see Macri return the favor.

Then Weller again retook command moments later in the first turn only again to watch as Macri reclaimed the point.

And this time Macri would not relinquish the top spot, instead driving away to the win by 3.577 seconds.

Weller got another chance on a lap-12 restart but Macri was up to the task for the win.

In fact, he took no prisoners on his way to his first ever sprint car win at the track, threading the needle for a three-wide move going into the first turn with two laps to go as he split a pair of backmarkers.

Fourth starter Steve Buckwalter motored into second with eight laps to go but couldn’t close on the leader.

Weller was third followed by Tyler Ross and 19th starter Jason Shultz who put on a smooth drive to the front.

Sixth through 10th went to Derek Locke, Lucas Wolfe, Paulie Colagiovanni, Adam Carberry and Justin Barger.

Heats went to Barger, Curt Michael and Jonathan Preston with Shultz scoring the consolation.

Feature Finishes, 7/10/20

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Matt Campbell, 3. Kyle Reinhardt, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Brent Marks, 6. Brian Montieth, 7. Danny Dietrich, 8. Freddie Rahmer, 9. Anthony Macri, 10. Lance Dewease, 11. Adrian Shaffer, 12. Chad Trout, 13. TJ Stutts, 14. Brett Michalski, 15. Tyler Bear, 16. Rick Lafferty, 17. Dwight Leppo, 18. Brent Shearer, 19. Steve Downs, 20. Trenton Sheaffer, 21. Steve Wilbur, 22. Troy Fraker, 23. Landon Myers

DNS: Lucas Wolfe, Kyle Moody

URC sprints, 25 laps: 1. Anthony Macri, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Josh Weller, 4. Tyler Ross, 5. Jason Shultz, 6. Derek Locke, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Paulie Colagiovanni, 9. Adam Carberry, 10. Justin Barger, 11. Curt Michael, 12. Austin Bishop, 13. Joe Kata III., 14. Davie Franek, 15. Matt Farnham, 16. Chad Criswell, 17. Troy Betts, 18. Kyle Smith, 19. Ed Aiken, 20. Jake Karklin, 21. Jonathan Preston, 22. Chuck Hebing, 23. Steve Glover, 24. Ryan Stillwaggon

DNQ: Dallas Schott, Ryan Coniam, Jesse Pruchnik, Tyler Templin

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

First Ever USAC Silver Crown Race Coming To Selinsgrove Speedway August 9!

Just One Month Remains Until The Big Bill Holland Classic, 74th Anniversary Race

USAC East 360 sprints join champ cars for wingless Selinsgrove sprint extravaganza

Seats now on sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/8/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – In just one month, on Sunday, August 9, the cars and stars of the USAC Silver Crown Series will invade Selinsgrove Speedway for the first time in the history of either entity, and its sure to be a really, really big show!

On tap will be the USAC Bill Holland Classic, Selinsgrove Speedway 74th Anniversary Race at 7 pm.

The prestigious event, meant to honor the very first winner of any race at Selinsgrove Speedway in 1946,will go 74 laps in distance and pay $8,000 to win out of a total champ car purse worth $33,000!

The big car, big race is a “can’t miss” Selinsgrove Speedway event for the ages that will showcase not only an extremely rare contest for wingless champ car sprints at the big half-mile but it will do so in an equally rare long-distance event.

The United States Auto Club has only ever conducted one other race at Selinsgrove Speedway, which was a wingless sprint car event in 1971, won by Mitch Smith of Linglestown.

The USAC Silver Crown Selinsgrove event coming up on August 9 will be the first ever Silver Crown race at the speedway. And it will be just the second time in history that a USAC event of any kind has been staged at the oval since USAC formed out of the defunct AAA in 1955.

Bill Holland of Reading won the very first race ever run at Selinsgrove Speedway on July 20, 1946 before going on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500 after a legendary career in AAA sanctioned racing contests across the nation.

Holland was posthumously inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2005.

Among the USAC Silver Crown standouts expected to compete in the Holland Classic, five-time and defending Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson of Zionsville, Indiana, is at the top of the list.

Others expected to enter include 2016 Silver Crown champion “The Bear” Chris Windom, Canton, Illinois; USAC Sprint champion Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Indiana; CJ Leary, Greenfield, Indiana; and Justin Grant, Ione, California, among many others.

The wingless USAC EAST 360 Sprints will join the USAC Silver Crown Series for a wingless sprint car extravaganza at Selinsgrove Speedway on August 9.

The highly anticipated oval event is another Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series race on the 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule.

Reserved admission/seats are now on sale for the big August 9 USAC attack at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Fans wishing to purchase advanced admission/seats can reach the speedway on race days or email the track at promoter@selinsgrovespeedway.com.

August 9 Admission Prices:

Adult General Admission: $25

Students (12-17): $15

Kids 11 & Under GA: FREE

Reserved Seats (All Ages) Add $2

Pit Passes: $40

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

 

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Returns With Summer Championship for Super Late Models; 410 Sprint Cars and Limited Late Models Also on Card

By - Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn- (June 8, 2020)- On the heels of two excellent nights of Pennsylvania Speedweek competition, the Port Royal Speedway returns to action this Saturday, June 11, with a three-division show featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the River Valley Builders Super Late Models and the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models.

Most recently in Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car competition, Kyle Larson picked up the victory at ‘The Speed Palace’ to wrap of the 2020 PA Speedweek title. Not only was the win the first career triumph at the Juniata County oval for Larson, but it put an end to a four-in-a-row streak at the Speedway by Anthony Macri.

Macri will be looking to get things back on track following a mechanical issue Saturday night, while current points leader Logan Wagner will be looking for his first triumph of the 2020 racing season. Wagner holds a 65-point advantage in the season standings over his father, Mike Wagner, followed by AJ Flick (-255), TJ Stutts (-295) and Lance Dewease (-315).

For the Super Late Models, it will be their Summer Championship night and they will be racing for an increased $3000 to win and it’ll also be $300 to start. They will partake in single car time trials for the first time this season and we will use the PA Speedweek format for the entirety of the night. We will also utilize ‘Deleware Restarts’ during all racing activities for the Super Late Models as well.

Rick Eckert was the last driver to visit victory lane in Super Late Model competition, but he stated last week in victory lane that he would be traveling in the coming weeks, so we’ll have a new winner this weekend. Gregg Satterlee has won twice this season as well entering the weekend.

Opening day victor, Trevor Feathers, currently holds the season standings points lead by 55 points over Colton Flinner. Mike Lupfer (-100), Andy Haus (-115) and last year’s champion Dylan Yoder (-120) complete the top five.

The Limited Late Models will make their second appearance of the season as well and last year’s champion Andrew Yoder picked up the win in mid-June when they last visited the Speedway. Yoder holds a 15-point advantage over Dillan Stake with Ryan Zook (-25), Devin Hart (-30) and Todd Snook (-35) filling out the top five.

Gates are set to open at 4:00pm EST, while racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm EST.

The Speedway will continue to operate using all CDC guidelines and we ask fans continue to practice social distancing measures. Masks are highly encouraged, and we continue to offer sanitizing stations throughout the facilities.

If you are sick or not feeling well, we ask that you please stay home out of the respect for your fellow race fans. The safety of our drivers, fans and employees remain a priority and for fans who can’t make it, racing will be available on PPV via FloSports and Speed Shift TV.

Prices are as follow:

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

 

 

Selinsgrove 360 Open Now Offers $1,000 Bonus For First Time 360 Sprint Winner!

Open Option pushes event total purse to nearly 18K

7/7/20

Life is full of options.

And sprint car drivers will have one to exercise this Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway where one could win the 360 Sprint Open Option when the track posts a $1,000 bonus to any National Open winner that has not previously won in either a 358 or 360 sprint car at the track.

The Mach 1 Chassis 360 National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway already offers a nice $5,000 top prize for any winner this Saturday. But now, a challenge has been put forth by the speedway to any driver that has not already won a 358 or 360 sprint car race in the history of the track, to invade and steal the loot that includes a $1,000 bonus for a first 360 SG victory.

With the $1,000 Open Option now intact for this Saturday's big event, the winning driver could pocket a total of $6,000 for his victory, including the Open Option cash for becoming a first time 360/limited sprint car winner at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The total purse for the big 360 sprint event was already posted at nearly $17,000 and now the newly posted $1,000 Open Option bonus for a first time oval winner pushes that total to nearly 18K.

Gates for the 20th annual Mach 1 Chassis 360 Sprint National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway open at 5 pm with racing slated for 7:30 pm.

Apache Tree Service 305 sprints and limited late models are also on the racing program. The limited lates will race for $1,200 to win thanks to an extra $200 posted courtesy of Steve and Karen Kerstetter.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with youth ages 12 – 17 priced at $10. Pit entry is set at $30.

Adults who present a raincheck from the June 28 Selinsgrove PA Speedweek show will receive $5 off of adult general admission at the ticket window!

July 11 Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 Sprint Cars Purse: 1) $5,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,200 4) $800 5) $650 6) $600 7) $575 8) $550 9) $525 10) $500 11) $400 12) $375 13) $350 14) $325 15) $315 16-24) $300

 

 

PORT ROYAL SCHEDULE UPDATES

Saturday, July 11th - 410 sprints, $3,000 to win Summer Championship (time trials/PA Speedweek format) for the River Valley Builders Super Late Models, $300 to start, and Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models 7:00pm

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

BOB WEIKERT MEMORIAL WEEKEND PRESENTED BY Folkens Brothers Trucking & SPONSORED BY Packer's Concessions, LLC.– July 18th and 19th

Saturday, July 18 Weikert Memorial Fallen Heroes Championships All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints (tt) $10,000 & Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series 305 sprints 7:00pm

Ga- $25, Students- $10, Pits- $35

Sunday, July 19 Weikert Memorial Finale All Star circuit of champions 410 Sprints $10,000 (tt) & Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models 7:00pm

Ga- $25, Students- $10, Pits - $35

Saturday, July 25th NO RACING

Saturday, August 15th Weikerts Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and the Path Valley Wingless Sportsman. 7:00pm

 

 

 

 

Lincoln Speedway

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprints:

358 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 54-Brett Wanner; 2. 90-Jordan Givler; 3. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 00-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 21-CJ Tracy; 7. 85m-Chad Criswell; 8. 44-Dylan Norris; 9. 35-Steve Owings; 10. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 11. 00-Chris Frank; 12. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 13. 99-Zachary Cool; 14. 21T-Scott Fisher; 15. 11H-Hayden Miller; 16. 77k-Steven Kisamore; 17. 4-Zane Rudisill; 18. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 19. 28-Matt Findley; 20. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 21. 5a-Zachary Allman; 22. 27-Jake Galloway (DNF); 23. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF); 24. 511-John Sharpe (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 00-Chris Frank; 2. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 3. 90-Jordan Givler; 4. 84m-Chad Criswell; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 27-Jake Galloway; 7. 511-John Sharpe; 8. 34-Mark VanVorst; 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 10. 56-Jake Miller

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 54-Brett Wanner; 2. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 00-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 4-Zane Rudisill; 7. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 8. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 9. 50-Alyson Dietz; 10. 8cr-Mason Chaney (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 99-Zachary Cool; 5. 77K-Steven Kisamore; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 5a-Zachary Allman; 8. 11H-Hayden Miller; 9. 22-Jacob Balliet

358 Sprint B-main (10 laps) - 1. 2-Kody Hartlaub; 2. 511-John Sharpe; 3. 5a-Zachary Allman; 4. 11H-Hayden Miller; 5. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 8. 8cr-Mason Chaney; 9. 50-Alyson Dietz; 10. 22-Jacob Balliet; 11. u2-Billy Heltzel; 12. 34-Mark VanVorst; 13. 56-Jake Miller

305 PA Sprint Series

305 Sprint Feature Finish (20 laps) – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 44-Dave Brown; 4. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 5. 61-John Scarborough; 6. 75-Dylan Shatzer; 7. 99-Devin Adams; 8. 55-Dominic Melair; 9. 17K-Kyle Keen; 10. 56-Jake Frye; 11. 50-Jay Krout; 12. 5-John Walp; 13. 87-Austin Graby; 14. 3D-Dave Grube; 15. 19-Kruz Kepner; 16. 18-Ian Detwiler; 17. 38-Larry McVay; 18. 80-Dave Wickham; 19. Q2-Johnny Yanek; 20. 2-Derek Hauck; 21. D57-Jeff Miller; 22. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 23. M1-Mike Potts; 24. 83-Billy Nye

305 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps ) - 1. 20-Doug Dodson; 2. 99-Devin Adams; 3. 95-Garrett Bard; 4. 56-Jake Frye; 5. 19-Kruz Kepner; 6. 80-Dave Wickham; 7. D57-Jeff Miller; 8. 5-John Walp; 9. 97-Kenny Heffner; 10. 56D-Peter Dance

305 Sprint Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 44B-Dave Brown; 2. 55-Dominic Melair; 3. 75-Dylan Schatzer; 4. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 5. 3D-Dave Grube; 6. 50-Jay Krout; 7. Q2-Jonny Yanek; 8. 38-Larry McVay; 9. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 10. 1-Rowdy Heffner

305 Sprint Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 83-Billy Ney; 2. 17-Kyle Keen; 3. 61-John Scarborough; 4. 2-Derek Hauck; 5. 18-Ian Detwiler; 6. 87-Austin Graby; 7. M1-Mike Potts; 8. 77-Troy Ale; 9. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 10. 69-Landon Price

305 Sprint B-main (10 laps) – 1. 5-John Walp; 2. 44K-Kirsten Hess; 3. 38-Larry McVay; 4. 97-Kenny Heffner; 5. 56D-Peter Dance; 6. 77T-Troy Ale; 7. 69-Landon Price; 8. 1-Rowdy Heffner

 

 

Larson Picks Up First Career Port Royal Speedway Win and is Crowned 2020 PA Speedweek Champion; Eckert Wins Late Model Feature

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn- (July 5, 2020) Kyle Larson arrived in Central Pennsylvania nine days ago for the 30th Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek presented by Red Robin Gourmet Burgers as one of the hottest drivers in the country. It's safe to say that after the completion of Saturday night's 2nd Annual Greg Hodnett Classic at Port Royal Speedway, he's not just hot, but scorching.

Larson overtook Logan Wagner on lap 10 and held off the heavy pursuit of Brent Marks and Rico Abreu for the remaining 20 laps to pick up his first career win at the Juniata County oval. The win was worth $10, 027 and put the final touches on what was a dominating PA Speedweek for the California native that had him capturing four victories and a championship when all was said and done.

He also earned an additional $1,027 courtesy of Ron Rutherford and fans for stopping the streak of four in a row by Anthony Macri at 'The Speed Palace'.

"This place has turned into maybe my favorite racetrack and it's one of the nicest dirt tracks in the world right now," said Larson. "Seeing the crowds so amped up and the atmosphere here, it's just really cool for us drivers and I really wanted to get a win here to back up Williams Grove."

Anthony Macri kicked off the night by earning $250 for fast time courtesy of Packer's Concessions, LLC. and it appeared that we might be in for a fifth straight triumph for the Dillsburg, Pa. native.

However after a top eight re-draw, it was current Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car point leader Logan Wagner along with Marks leading the field to the green flag.

Wagner got the early jump and quickly moved to the top of the speedway entering turn one, but Marks threw a viscous slider underneath him to briefly take the lead before Wagner pulled back in front of him down the backstretch to lead lap one.

However, racing would be halted after Kyle Moody got turned upside down in turn one the following circuit and collected Jason Schultz. Both drivers would be ok, but neither would rejoin the field.

On the restart, Marks tried again, with Wagner crossing back under him to take the advantage again on the backstretch. By then Larson, who had advanced to third form the fourth starting position on the opening lap, was heavy on the tail of Marks.

He ducked under Marks entering turn one and the two raced side-by-side, with Larson holding second by a nose at the line.

By lap five, Wagner held close to a 2.0 second advantage over Larson, but within two laps the advantage was cut in half. With Wagner heavy in lap traffic on lap 9, Larson pulled to the tail tank of the Zemco sprinter coming to the line and he rocketed by using a slide job in turn 1 to take the lead.

Marks and Abreu followed by for second and third as Wagner was suffering from a mechanical issue after making contact with a lap car.

For the next three laps, Marks and Abreu stayed within striking distance and when Larson got caught up in lap traffic on lap 13, Marks capitalized and he pulled even with Larson down the backstretch. The two race side by side through turn three and four and Marks got credit for the led lap by a nose.

However, Larson was not to be denied and he got back around Marks exiting turn two to re-take the lead on lap 14. Over the next ten laps, Larson raced through lap traffic with a sense of urgency and he held a nearly 1.2 second advantage on lap 24.

Danny Dietrich, who suffered motor issues all night had climbed inside the top ten from the 21st starting spot, brought out the caution when he came to a stop in turn one on lap 25. This allowed Marks and Abreu to try and make a move.

However Larson was just too good and he quickly sped away at the green flag while Marks and Abreu duked it out for second.

The final caution of the evening flew with one lap to go when Anthony Macri slowed on the front stretch , thus guaranteeing a new winner for the first time in four races and giving Marks and Abreu one last shot.

When the green flag flew, showing he would not be denied, Larson jumped out to a sizeable advantage. Ultimately he crossed under the checkered flag with an advantage of 1.556 second over Marks, Abreu, Brock Zearfoss and Lance Dewease.

Logan Wagner, Mike Wagner, Ryan Smith, Kyle Reinhardt and AJ Flick rounded out the top ten. Dylan Cisney charged forward form 23rd to finish 11th and was the night's hard charger worth $500 courtesy of Valley Supply and Mike Cleck Paving & Sealcoating, Inc.

"What an amazing racecar! I had so much grip out there by myself on those restarts that I could just run off the cushion a bit and keep good throttle," said Larson. "It’s been a long week but it was really cool and worth it to win this championship and close it out with a win here too."

For Marks he was resigned to the fact that Larson was the better car, but believes his team is set up for multiple wins in the future.

"Those guys are really tough right now and he is one heck of a driver," said Marks. "We have a really fast racecar and I think we only finished outside the top ten one time all week. So to compete against competition like Kyle and hold our own, it says we are pretty close."

410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Kyle Larson ($11,054) 2.Brent Marks 3. Rico Abreu 4. Brock Zearfoss 5. Lance Dewease 6. Logan Wagner 7. Mike Wagner 8. Ryan Smith 9. Kyle Reinhardt 10. AJ Flick 11. Dylan Cisney 12. Sammy Swindell 13. Steve Buckwalter 14. TJ Stutts 15. Tyler Reeser 16. Tyler Walton 17. Anthony Fiore 18. Anthony Macri 19. Rick Lafferty 20. Danny Dietrich 21. Freddie Rahmer 22. Lucas Wolfe 23. Kyle Moody 24. Jason Shultz

DNQ- Chase Dietz, Robert Ballou, Chad Trout, Tim Wagaman, Nicole Bower, Tyler Bear, Dan Shetler, Kyle Smith, Jeff Miller, Drew Ritchey, Justin Whittall, Dustin Baney, Curt Stroup, Ricky Dieva, Kody Lehman, Blane Heimbach, Brie Hershey

Super Late Models

Rick Eckert picked up his tenth career River Valley Builders Super Late Model feature win over Colton Flinner, Andy Haus, Jason Covert and Dylan Yoder. The win was worth $2500.

Jason Miller and Nick Dickson led the field to the green flag with Miller getting the early jump on the field. However, Dickson got a run on the bottom of the speedway exiting turn four to lead lap one by a nose.

Sixth starter Flinner was on the move early and he moved into the third position by lap two. He was challenging Miller for second on the outside of the speedway when the caution came out for Dillan Stake on the backstretch.

On the restart, Flinner once again got a run on the top of the track in turns one and two, when Miller slid up in front of him and the two made contact. Miller got turned around to bring out the caution. He would rejoin the field.

On the restart Flinner used momentum off the top off the speedway to pull even with Dickson coming out of turn four and he led lap four my a car-length.

Meanwhile Eckert, who started ninth, was starting to make his presence known. He was fifth on the restart and by lap five he made a pass for third on the backstretch and followed it up by taking second from Dickson on the front stretch.

Eckert took a peak to the bottom of Flinner on lap nine, but could not complete the pass. Over the next eight laps ,Eckert remained steady on his line. He was trailing by .5 seconds when Flinner jumped the curb and got into the outside guardrail, allowing Eckert to make the pass for the lead.

Over the remaining eight laps, Eckert went untouched and he crossed under the checkered flag by a margin of 5.180 seconds over Flinner, Haus, Covert and Yoder. Kyle Lee, Dickson, Jim Yoder, Kyle Knapp and Trevor Feathers completed the top 10.

"Colton does a really good job up there on the cushion and he drives it hard," said Eckert. "I didn’t think I could c]pass him without him making a mistake so I just tried to stay as close as I could and hope for an opportunity."

Flinner said that his car was starting to lose grip towards the end of the race and that he was happy with the second place finish.

"The second half of the race I was really holding on as much as I could," said Flinner. "It just didn’t happen tonight and that's ok. We’ll be back again and try to end up one spot better."

Late Model Results; 1. Rick Eckert ($2500) 2.Colton Flinner 3. Andy Haus 4. Jason Covert 5. Dylan Yoder 6. Kyle Lee 7. Nick Dickson 8. Jim Yoder 9. Kyle Knapp 10. Trevor Feathers 11. Mike Lupfer 12. Gene Knaub 13. Gary Stuhler 14.Coleby Frye 15. Chad Myers 16. Shaun Jones 17. Tim Wilson 18. Dave Brouse Jr. 19. Danny Snyder 20. Jason Miller 21. Scott Flickinger 22. Austin Berry 23. Brian Booze 24. Dillan Stake

DNQ- Bryan Bernheisel, Andrew Yoder, Chad Julius, Kirk Baker, Kody Lyter, Nathan Lasalle, Jeff Rine
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July 10 Offers 410 Sprints & URC 360 Sprints At Williams Grove Speedway

URC to make only appearance of the season this Friday

All Stars Invade July 17 To Stage Tommy Classic, Super Sprints Added To August 14 Program

7/5/20

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints and the URC Sprints coming up this Friday, July 10 on VP Racing Fuels Night.

Gates for the sprint car double will open at 5:30 pm. with action getting underway at 7:30.

The 410 sprints will compete in a $4,080 to win, 25-lap main event while the URC 360 sprints race in a 20-lap feature.

This Friday’s show for URC 360 sprints will be the only appearance of the season by the circuit at the track.

In URC action at the track last season, Jason Shultz of Carlisle and Steve Buckwalter of Royersford proved victorious.

Friday’s 410 sprint car program will be the first in which the track’s handicapping system is used to set the starting grid for qualifying heat races.

Adult general admission for the show is $17 with ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Coming up Friday, July 17 at Williams Grove Speedway, the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints have been added to the program in order to compete in the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic.

The All Stars will battle the Pennsylvania Posse in a 30-lap main, paying $5,000 to win in honor of the late all-time great Hinnershitz of Oley, Pennsylvania.

Hinnershitz won the very first race contested at Williams Grove Speedway in 1939.

The 410 sprint event will be another Hoosier Diamond Series race and will serve as a tune-up for the upcoming World of Outlaws Summer Nationals at the track slated for July 24 and 25.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also on the July 17 racing card.

Another addition to the 2020 season schedule has also been announced, for Friday, August 14.

The 410 sprints have been added to the mid-August racing program that will feature three sprint car divisions also including the 358 sprints and the first-ever oval event for the USAC East wingless 360 sprint cars.

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

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Mach 1 Chassis 360 Sprint National Open At Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday

July 11 360 Sprint Contest Offers $5,000 To Win, Total Purse Worth Nearly $17,000

305 sprints and limited late models also on racing card

Adult Fans With June 28 Raincheck Get $5 Off July 11 General Admission

7/5/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – The biggest race of the season for 360 sprint cars is coming up this Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm when Selinsgrove Speedway hosts the 20th annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open, offering a $5,000 payday to the feature winner.

The one night 360 sprint car purse totals nearly $17,000 with $300 offered just to start the 30-lap feature.

Passing points earned in the heats will set the starting lineup for the 360 Open.

The URC Sprint cars will be part of the 360 special that will indeed be the final winged 360 sprint car event of the 2020 season at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The Apache Tree Service 305 sprint cars will also be on the racing program along with action for limited late models.

Gates will open at 5 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $20 with students ages 12 – 17 priced at just $10. Kids ages 11 and under are always FREE at Selinsgrove Speedway. Pit admission for the big show will be $30.

After fans attended the oval in droves for the June 28 PA Speedweek program, Selinsgrove Speedway is happy to offer all of those adult general admission fans a special thank you for their attendance by giving them $5 off of their admission for this Saturday’s 360 Open.

Adult general admission fans must present their raincheck from the June 28 event in order to receive the $5 off special adult general admission price on July 11.

To date this season, 360 sprint car winners at the track have been Blane Heimbach in the Joe Whitcomb Memorial and Mark Smith in the Kramer Kup.

Garrett Bard, Christian Rumsey and Nick Sweigart have proven victorious to date this year in 305 sprint car action.

Andrew Yoder has taken both limited late model races contested to date.

The Selinsgrove Speedway National Open for 360 sprint cars was first run as solely a 360 event in 2018 when Blane Heimbach took the rich $5,000 payday before he again scored the event last season.

But the Selinsgrove Speedway National Open for limited sprint cars dates back to 2001 when the race was first run as a 358 sprint car contest, won by TJ Stutts of Liverpool.

The race was again a 358 contest, won by Adrian Shaffer of Mt. Wolfe in 2002 before the format was changed to a 358/360 combined race in 2003, won again by Stutts.

The race was then run as a 358 sprint car event through 2009 before combined action again took place from 2010 – 2017.

Event winners from 2004 – 2017 were: Nate Snyder, 2004; Blane Heimbach, 2005; Phil Walter, 2006; Pat Cannon, 2007, 2008; Blane Heimbach, 2009; Daryn Pittman, 2010; Logan Schuchart, 2011; Pat Cannon, 2012; TJ Stutts, 2013; Aaron Ott, 2014; TJ Stutts, 2015, 2016; and Greg Hodnett, 2017.

Started in 2008 by accomplished sprint car driver Mark Smith, National Open sponsor Mach 1 Chassis features all the latest manufacturing and welding equipment to build top-of-the-line racecar chassis and parts.

Based in Mechanicsburg, Mach 1 fabricates front and rear bumpers, nerf bars, front axles, wing posts and wing trees while also repairing chassis produced by other manufacturers.

Visit www.mach1chassis.com to learn about and connect with the firm.

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

July 11 Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 Sprint Cars Purse: 1) $5,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,200 4) $800 5) $650 6) $600 7) $575 8) $550 9) $525 10) $500 11) $400 12) $375 13) $350 14) $325 15) $315 16-24) $300

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

 

FROM WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

JULY 3, 2020

KYLE LARSON WINS MITCH SMITH MEMORIAL AND $15K FRIDAY NIGHT AT

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Kyle Larson grabbed the lead from Brent Marks and

went on to win the Mitch Smith Memorial Friday night at Williams Grove

Speedway -the crown jewel of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek.

Larson’s first career Williams Grove win was worth $15,000. It was his

third win of Speedweek and nearly clinched the series championship for

the Elk Grove, Calif., driver.

“I had a really, really good car, but I had a bad start and fell back

to fifth,” Larson said. “I was able to get back to third quickly.”

“Its nice to come back here and be really competitive with Paul

(Silva),” Larson said. “It’s cool to get both of our first wins here

at Williams Grove. This is one of the most historic race tracks in the

world. To put my name on the winners list is pretty special.”

Lance Dewease started on the pole and led the opening lap with Brent

Marks close behind. A five-car crash exiting turn four stopped the

race. Jeff Halligan, Chase Dietz, Brock Zearfoss, Matt Campbell and

Mike Wagner were involved. A few of the cars flipped. No injuries were

reported.

A complete restart ensued with Dewease once again leading and Marks

right behind. Marks didn’t let Dewease get away and a third turn pass

got him the lead with three laps completed.

Marks pulled away to a comfortable lead over Dewease with Larson

charging from third. Brian Montieth passed TJ Stutts for fourth.

Marks began lapping slower traffic on lap 14 and this allowed both

Dewease and Larson to close dramatically. Montieth was not far back

either.

Marks stayed up around a fast cushion as Dewease tried to make the low

and middle groove work. Larson passed Dewease off turn two with 12

laps to go and began tracking down Marks.

“He was searching for the middle and I was able to slide him,” Larson

said. “The top in one and two started to go away and I could see their

noses inside of me, so I moved down.”

As Marks worked the top, Larson tried a bit lower line and finally got

another shot.

Larson tried the bottom in turn three to take the lead, but couldn’t

make the pass. Larson tried the bottom again and got a better run this

time and was inside of Marks down the frontstretch. He squeezed under

him entering turn one making slight contact as the took the lead with

six to go.

“I wasn’t expecting him to go to the bottom,” Larson said. “He’d been

running the top. I got a good run off four and I had enough of a gap

in front of me, I was committed to slide him and he shut it down. I

thought we were going to crash. I hate that I got into him. You’re

trying to judge things so quickly here. You’ve got to make all your

passes in the corners. You’ve got to be really aggressive.”

Marks tried to take the lead back, but Larson got by slower traffic

better. Marks was held up and Dewease got back by for second. Rico

Abreu and Freddie Rahmer completed the top five. Danny Dietrich, who

started 18th, Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts, Chad Trout and Lucas Wolfe

rounded out the top 10.

Dewease set quick time over the 38-car field with a lap of 17.330 and

he also won the opening eight-lap heat race. Brian Montieth won the

second heat. Three laps were completed in the third heat race when a

rain shower hit the track. It created about a 75-minute delay. When

racing resumed, Marks held off Larson to win the third heat. TJ

Stutts won the final heat. Matt Campbell won the B-main.

Mitch Smith Memorial Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. Kyle Larson. 2.

Lance Dewease. 3. Brent Marks. 4. Rico Abreu. 5. Freddie Rahmer. 6.

Danny Dietrich. 7. Ryan Smith. 8. TJ Stutts. 9. Chad Trout. 10. Lucas

Wolfe. 11. Sammy Swindell. 12. Kyle Reinhardt. 13. Brian Montieth. 14.

Robbie Kendall 15. Kyle Moody. 16. Tim Wagaman. 17. Tyler Beard. 18.

Rick Lafferty. 19. Brock Zearfoss. 20. Anthony Macri. 21. Mike Wagner.

22. Chase Dietz. 23. Matt Campbell. 24. Jeff Halligan.

DNQ: Logan Wagner, Steve Buckwalter, Robert Ballou, Dylan Cisney,

Tyler Ross, Brett Michalski, Justin Whittall, Adrian Shaffer, Kody

Lehman, Nicole Bower, Steven Downs, Troy Fraker, Doug Hammaker, Jared

Esh.

 

 

Macri Sweeps the Night in Both 410 and 360 Competition as he Runs Winning Streak to Five at Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn- (June 1, 2020)- Located just outside the entrance to the front stretch grandstands, there are several reserved parking spots for the Port Royal Speedway. Whether they be for sponsors or fans, they are the best spots in the facility.

Though, for the past four weekends Anthony Macri has found his own reserved parking spot- victory lane- and he is getting paid quite nicely to park there.

Macri found himself sitting in the newly constructed victory lane for 2020 as a winner for the fourth consecutive race, besting Lance Dewease and Aaron Reutzel for the Round 6 of Pennsylvania Speedweek presented by Red Robin Gourmet Burgers triumph. The win was the first Speedweek triumph of Macri’s career and was worth $7000.

He followed that up later in the night, in only his second career 360 Sprint Car start and first for former sprint car driver Sean Michael, by besting the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Car field for his fifth straight victory at the Juniata County oval. This one was worth $2000.

“I’m sure this isn’t going to sink in until tomorrow morning and I really don’t know what to say,” said Macri. “I got to thank my crew and they do one heck of a job. We haven’t had the best Speedweek up to this point, so this one is pretty special.”

The feature started off chaotic as before the green flag ever flew, NASCAR star and scheduled pole sitter Christopher Bell, pulled off the track with motor issues and ended his night early.

Brock Zearfoss inherited the pole position as a result and after the green flag it was a three-way battle for the lead between himself, track point leader Logan Wagner and Lance Dewease heading out of turn two. However, seventh-place starter Cory Eliason spun out between turns 1 and 2 and collected Robbie Kendall to bring the field to a halt. Neither driver rejoined the field.

On the restart, Wagner got the jump on the field and set sail on the outside of the Speedway to a nearly 2.0 second advantage. With Zeaross settled in second, fifth-place starter Macri was swapping positions with Dewease for third.

On lap seven Dewease got by Zearfoss to move into the runner-up spot and two laps later he was on the tail of Wagner as the leader entered lap traffic.

One lap later Macri began his march forward as he passed Zearfoss to move to third at the start/finish line and three laps later he used the high side of the track in turn’s one and two to gain momentum and cruised by Dewease on the backstretch for second.

One lap later, Tyler Bear came to a slow on the front stretch to bring out the caution and wiped out a 1.491 second advantage for Wagner.

On the restart, Macri dove to the bottom of Wagner on entry in turn one and slid in front for the lead, but Wagner crossed back under down the backstretch to regain the lead with 16 to go. The two swapped the lead again the next circuit before Macri used momentum coming to the line to pull under Wagner to lead his first lap of the night on lap 16. Meanwhile, All Star Circuit of Champions points leader and Speedweek invader Reutzel, had moved into third and he got by Wagner for second on the bottom of the track on lap 18.

Dewease followed suit two laps later to move into third and both he and Reutzel set their sights on Macri. Macri hit lap traffic again on lap 23 and as he struggled to dispatch the lapped cars up high, Reutzel and Dewease were reeling in the Dillsburg, Pa. native on the bottom of the track.

With three laps to go, Reutzel and Dewease were both within two car lengths of Macri and Reutzel poked his nose inside of Macri at both ends of the speedway heading to the white flag. With the lap car of AJ Flick on the bottom of the Speedway in turn 1, Reutzel attempted to drive through the middle of the turn and allowed Dewease to pull ahead for second.

Macri was able to then clear Flick heading into turn three to thwart Dewease’s last ditch effort and he crossed under the checkered flag by a .861 margin of victory over Dewease and Reutzel. Kyle Larson and Wagner rounded out the top five while Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Brent Marks, Freddie Rahmer and Zearfoss filled out the top ten.

“I was playing it cool the first half saving my tires and I just tried to pounce in lap traffic when I could,” said Macri. “With two laps to go I was struggling a bit with the lappers and I saw somebody poke their nose down there and I just kind of pushed the gas a little harder and here we are.”

Dewease was happy with the finish and felt like Macri had the better car.

“Anthony has been really good here and he’s learned how to run the bottom when he needs to and we just need to get better,” he said. “We were pretty good on the bottom, but Anthony has a good line to run the top along with the bottom and we were probably a second-place car tonight.”

Alan Krimes advanced from the 21st starting position to finish 14th and as a result he earned the $200 hard charger bonus courtesy of Valley Supply Inc. Kyle Larson was the night’s fast timer and he received a $200 bonus courtesy of Packers Concessions.

Sprint Car Results- 1. Anthony Macri ($7000) 2. Lance Dewease 3. Aaron Reutzel 4.Kyle Larson 5.Logan Wagner 6. Danny Dietrich 7. Ryan Smith 8. Brent Marks 9. Freddie Rahmer 10. Brock Zearfoss 11. Rico Abreu 12. Mike Wagner 13. Lucas Wolfe 14. Alan Krimes 15. Kody Lehman 16. Kyle Reinhardt 17. Sammy Swindell 18. AJ Flick 19. Tyler Walton 20. TJ Stutts 21.Tyler Bear 22. Cory Eliason 23. Robbie Kendall 24. Christopher Bell

DNQ- Dylan Cisney, Kyle Moody, Billy Dietrich, Blane Heimbach, Chase Dietz, Ryan Taylor, Tyler Reeser, Jared Esh, Drew Ritchey, Chad Trout, Robert Ballou, Justin Whittall, Steve Buckwalter, Jeff Halligan, Brie Hershey, Anthony Fiore

URC 360 Sprint Cars

For the sixth consecutive time dating back to 2017, a 410 Sprint Car driver pulling double duty picked up the URC 360 Sprint Car victory at Port Royal Speedway as Anthony Macri continued his winning ways at the Juniata County oval.

Macri passed Dallas Schott with five laps to go to claim the $2000 prize by an advantage of 3.780 seconds. The win was Macri’s first career triumph in 360 Sprint Car action anywhere and completed the clean sweep for the night after claiming the 410 Sprint Car feature earlier in the night.

“This whole night just isn’t really registering right now, and I don’t really know what to say,” said Macri, who was making his first-ever start for former driver Sean Micheal. “I wasn’t really sure I even wanted to do this tonight to not mess up our 410 program and it being Speedweek, but I’m glad we decided to go for it.”

Jonathon Preston and Chad Layton led the field to the green flag, and it was Preston jumping out to the early lead over fourth-place starter Schott. The field would slow though one lap later as Mike Thomas slowed on the track.

Using double file restarts, Schott challenged Preston for the lead entering turn one, but Preston was able to pull away on the outside to lead lap three. The field once again came to a slow when Tyler Templin got turned around in turn 1 the following lap.

This time on the restart, Schott was able to make the pass and he led lap five. For the next two laps Preston stayed glued to the bumper of Schott, but the caution once again flew on lap seven.

Preston got the jump on the restart and it appeared he would lead lap eight, however the caution came out again for a slowing car, negating the pass.

Now using single file restarts, Schott got the advantage on the restart. Three laps later, Macri began to make his move. Running in fourth, Macri slid under Derek Locke for third in turns one and two and the top three cars were all nose to tail on lap 18 when the final caution of the night fell for a spinning Ryan Stillwagon.

As a result of the multiple cautions, teams were granted a red flag fuel stop, setting up an eight-lap dash for the win.

Schott jumped out to the lead again after a return to green flag action and Macri was able to slide under Preston entering turn three to move into the runner up spot. Macri set his sights on the leader and two laps later he pulled ahead of Schott exiting turn for to take the lead for good.

He went unchallenged the final five laps and took the checkered flag over Schott, Preston, Locke and URC point leader Josh Weller. Steve Buckwalter, Ryan Kissinger, Adam Carberry, Layton and Tyler Ross rounded out the top ten.

“There for a while I didn’t think we were going to get that one, but as the race went on those guys were blowing through their tires and I was kind of saving mine,” said Macri. “We were kind of just playing the waiting game there but with the yellows I knew I had to get going or someone was going to get us on a restart. This is a night to remember for sure.”

For Schott, it was only his seventh career start in the division, and he believes he is on his way to success.

“If you don’t know me yet, you’re going to know me soon,” said Schott. “It’s hard to beat a guy who has all those wins already so many laps and I’m just really thrilled to run second.”

URC Results- 1. Anthony Macri ($2000) 2. Dallas Schott 3. Jonathan Preston 4. Derek Locke 5. Josh Weller 6. Steve Buckwalter 7. Ryan Kissinger 8. Adam Carberry 9. Chad Layton 10. Tyler Ross 11. Billy VanInwegon 12. Jake Eldrith 13. Cody Fletcher 14. Tyler Brehm 15. Austin Bishop 16. Curt Michael 17. Ed Aiken 18. Joey Amantea 19. Jesse Pruchnik 20. Dave Axxton 21. Ryan Stillwagon 22. Jake Karklin 23. Tyler Templin 24. Mike Thomas

DNS- Justin Foster, Zach Newlin

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

THUNDER ON THE HILL BATTLES MOTHER NATURE AGAIN TUESDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY. . . . .

KYLE LARSON MAKES THE MOVE ON FREDDIE RAHMER TO WIN THE HODNETT CUP AND POCKET $10,000, RYAN WATT TOPS MODIFIEDS


BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 30, 2020) – A late race slider led Elks Grove, California’s Kyle Larson to a $10,000 win in the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week event presented by Red Robin. Ryan Watt of Boyertown, PA picked up the NASCAR 358 Modified victory and $3,000 at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday Night, as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. With scattered showers over Grandview Speedway from noon to 7 PM the track crew and staff of Thunder on the Hill was determined to get this event in the books, and they did. The win also earned Kyle Larson his place on the Greg Hodnett Cup and perpetual trophy. Hodnett, a six time Thunder Champion and nine time Thunder on the Hill feature winner was remembered Tuesday night after losing his life in a racing accident in 2018.

In the 410 Sprint Cars, Larson overtook Freddie Rahmer to win was his third Grandview win in four years after scoring the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Speed Week event.

“Freddie (Rahmer) set such a good pace on the restarts, I’m surprised I could stay with him,” Larson said while celebrating his big payday. “At times we were good, it’s great to get a win.”

NASCAR Cup Series competitor, Christopher Bell set Fast Time and by the luck of the draw started on the pole of the 35-lap A-Main event. At the drop of the green flag, Bell pulled away to about a straightaway lead over Freddie Rahmer setting the pace for the first five circuits around the the one-third mile, Grandview high banks.

Bell’s night would come to an end quickly, after Kyle Reinhardt slowed collecting the leader, and handing the lead to Freddie Rahmer.

Rahmer hit lapped traffic on the 11th trip around the track, but that didn’t faze him, he switched lanes sliding passed cars, while Larson had his hands full battling Sammy Swindell for second position.

Larson would move into second on the 20th lap, and closed on Rahmer in lapped traffic.

A late race restart opened the door and Larson pulled a slide job on Rahmer, pulling away for the victory and the Greg Hodnett Memorial Cup.

Rahmer finished in second and Sammy Swindell rounded out the podium. Ryan Smith finished in fourth and Danny Dietrich completed the top five finishers.

There was no cruise control on the way to victory for Ryan Watt in the NASCAR 358 Modified feature event. Kevin Hirthler led the field to the green flag running side-by-side with Watt for the first 6 laps before Watt’s No. 14W machine could complete the pass.

The top five ran nose-to-tail with Watt leading the way followed by Hirthler, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk and Brett Kressley. Kressley tangled with a lapped car, bringing out the first yellow flag of the night.

On the restart, the top-5 used every inch of the Grandview Speedway battling it out, with Strunk claiming the second spot.

Watt picked up the $3,000 win, Strunk settled for second, while Craig VonDohren, Kevin Hirthler, and Doug Manmiller rounded out the top five.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns on Tuesday, August 4 with the Ken Brenn Midget Masters featuring the USAC National Midget Series and the return of the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. More information on this and all of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Race Results

410 Sprint Cars
Time Trials – 1. Christopher Bell 11.552, 2. Kyle Larson 11.581, 3. Aaron Reutzel 11.631, 4. Freddie Rahmer 11.634, 5. Cory Eliason 11.675, 6. Sammy Swindell 11.696, 7. Brock Zearfoss 11.722, 8. Anthony Macri 11.772, 9. Ryan Smith 11.790, 10. TJ Stutts 11.834, 11. Logan Wagner 11.850, 12. Danny Dietrich 11.851, 13. Lucas Wolfe 11.884, 14. Brandon Rahmer 11.895, 15. Kyle Reinhardt 11.904, 16. Lance Dewease 11.913, 17. Dylan Cisney 11.938, 18. Jared Esh 11.986, 19. Mike Wagner 11.986, 20. Kyle Moody 12.055, 21. Alan Krimes 12.065, 22. Brent Marks 12.092, 23. Ryan Taylor 12.132, 24. Chase Dietz 12.151, 25. JJ Grasso 12.200, 26. Robert Ballou 12.294, 27. Tyler Walton 12.333, 28. Brett Michalski 12.441, 29. Dave Carlberg 12.793, Rico Abreu N/T, Brent Shearer N/T
Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Smith 2. Christopher Bell 3. Lucas Wolfe 4. JJ Grasso 5. Alan Krimes
Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Sammy Swindell 2. Kyle Larson 3. TJ Stutts 4. Brandon Rahmer 5. Brent Marks
Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Brock Zearfoss 2. Logan Wagner 3. Aaron Reutzel 4. Kyle Reinhardt 5. Ryan Taylor
Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Danny Dietrich 2. Anthony Macri 3. Lance Dewease 4. Freddie Rahmer 5. Brett Michalski
B-Main (10 Laps) – 1. Rico Abreu 2. Dylan Cisney 3. Robert Ballou 4. Kyle Moody
A-Main (35 Laps) – 1. Kyle Larson 2. Freddie Rahmer 3. Sammy Swindell 4. Ryan Smith 5. Danny Dietrich 6. Lance Dewease 7. Brock Zearfoss 8. Aaron Reutzel 9. Anthony Macri 10. Logan Wagner 11. JJ Grasso 12. Alan Krimes 13. Brent Marks 14. Ryan Taylor 15. Dylan Cisney 16. Lucas Wolfe 17. TJ Stutts 18. Kyle Moody 19. Brandon Rahmer 20 Robert Ballou 21. Brett Michalski 22. Kyle Reinhardt 23. Rico Abreu 24. Christopher Bell

NASCAR 358 Modifieds
Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Kevin Hirthler 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Richie Hitzler 4. Dylan Swinehart 5. Jack Butler 6. Ron Kline
Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Doug Manmiller 2. Ryan Watt 3. Briggs Danner 4. Brett Kressley 5. Ryan Beltz 6. Matt Stangle
Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Kyle Weiss 2. Jeff Strunk 3. Rick Laubach 4. Duane Howard 5. Brett Gilmore 6. Brian Hirthler
Consi (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Krachun 2. Justin Grim 3. Richie Pratt 4. Mike Gular 5. Ray Swinehart 6. Mark Kratz
Feature (30 Laps) –1. Ryan Watt 2. Jeff Strunk 3. Craig VonDohren 4. Kevin Hirthler 5. Doug Manmiller 6. Kyle Weiss 7. Duane Howard 8. Rick Laubach 9. Mike Gular 10. Briggs Danner 11. Matt Stangle 12. Dylan Swinehart 13. Jack Butler 14. Ray Swinehart 15. Ryan Beltz 16. Ryan Krachun 17. Richie Hitzler 18. Richie Pratt Jr. 19. Brian Hirthler 20. Brett Kressley 21. Brett Gilmore 22. Justin Grim 23. Mark Kratz 24. Ron Kline

The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series extends a sincere thank you to all who came out Tuesday night and sat through the periods of rain and overcast skies.

 

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

RICO ABREU SCORES A WIN FOR THE INVADERS AT LINCOLN ON NIGHT #4 OF SPEEDWEEK

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, July 4, 2020 (7:30PM) 358 Sprints (Summer Series) + 305 Sprints + 600 Xcel Modifieds + Extreme Stocks

Saturday, July 11 (7:30pm) JOHN GLEIM JR. EXCAVATING NIGHT: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends (York County Racing Club Night)

Saturday, July 18 (7:30pm) PEPSI NIGHT: 410 Sprints + Super Sportsman (Tour Series event) + Midgets

Abbottstown, PA (June 29, 2020) – Monday night the PA Posse was invaded by the likes of Christopher Bell, Aaron Reutzel and Cory Eliason at Lincoln. With Kyle Larson, Sammy Swindell and Rico Abreu already on the Speedweek circuit the invaders were in full force.

Abreu scored a win for the invaders leading the 30-lap feature wire-to-wire. Rico earned $7,000 for the second PA Speedweek win of his career.

Rico started on the pole with two-time All Star Champion, Aaron Reutzel to his outside.

The lone Posse driver in the redraw for the feature was Ryan Smith and he lined up third for the main event.

When the green flag dropped Rico drove up the track to take Reutzel’s line away going into turn 1 to hold on to the lead. Behind the top two Bell and Smith drag raced back to the line for third with Bell taking the spot coming out of turn 2.

Larson got by Smith for fourth on lap 2 and went to work on Bell for third. Kyle tried a slide job in turns 1 and 2 on lap 4 but Bell go him back to keep the spot coming out of turn 2.

Rico was riding the wall around the track as he approached the tail end of the field on lap 6. Reutzel got Rico's lead down to under a second as the two worked through lapped traffic.

Robbie Kendall brought out the yellow flag on lap 12 when he fell off the pace on the front stretch.

With a line of hard hitters behind him the single file restart was crucial for Abreu. Rico led Reutzel, Bell, Larson, and Brent Marks to the cone for the restart.

Rico went back to the top going into turn 1 with Reutzel testing the bottom. Abreu created some distance as Reutzel held off Bell and Larson.

Larson got sideways in turn 4 on lap 13 but only lost one spot as Marks got by him to take fourth.

Larson slid Marks on lap 17 in turns 1 and 2 to take the fourth spot back.

While running ninth, Brock Zearfoss brought out the caution on lap 19 as he got turned around on the top side of turn 4.

Once again Abreu needed to restart strong with Reutzel, Bell, Larson and Marks lined up behind him. Freddie Rahmer was up to 10th on the restart from his 21st starting spot.

Marks used the bottom line around the track to get by Larson for fourth. Bell and Reutzel were battling for third when Marks caught the two. Marks went to the high side to get by Bell for third on lap 21 but Bell slid him back in turns 1 and 2 to take the spot back.

Reutzel was starting to close in on Abreu’s lead as the two ran along the wall on the top of the track but there were not enough laps for Reutzel to make a pass.

Abreu beat Reutzel to the checkered flag by 1.995 seconds. Bell finished third and Marks crossed the line fourth. After getting by Larson, Smith finished fifth.

Heat winners were Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Ryan Smith, and Lucas Wolfe. Freddie Rahmer was the hard charger finishing 8th after qualifying through the B-main and starting 21st.

This Saturday, July 4, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 358 Sprints, 305 Sprints, 600 Xcel Modifieds and Extreme Stocks. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Monday, June 29, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 24-Rico Abreu ($7,000); 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 21-Christopher Bell; 4. 5-Brent Marks; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 57-Kyle Larson; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 9. 26-Cory Eliason; 10. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 11. 99-Kyle Moody; 12. 21-Brian Montieth; 13. 39-Sammy Swindell; 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 1x-Chad Trout; 16. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 17. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 18. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 19. 44-Dylan Norris; 20. 75-Chase Dietz; 21. 24-Lucas Wolfe (DNF); 22. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 23. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 24. Robbie Kendall (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Rico Abreu (1-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 57-Kyle Larson; 2. 5-Brent Marks; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 5. 1x-Chad Trout; 6. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich; 10. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 11. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Christopher Bell; 2. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 3. 24-Rico Abreu; 4. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 11-TJ Stutts; 8. 33-Jared Esh; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 72-Ryan Smith; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 44-Dylan Norris; 7. 39-Anthony Macri; 8. 19m-Landon Myers; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 1z-Logan Wagner; 11. 59s-Steve Wilbur

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell; 3. 19m-Landon Myers; 4. 11-TJ Stutts; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 5-Dylan Cisney; 10. 67-Justin Whittall; 11. 7-Trey Hivner; 12. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 Sprint B-main (14 laps) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 16-Matt Campbell; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton; 8. 19m-Landon Myers; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 33-Jared Esh; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 13. 55-Mike Wagner; 14. 59-Jim Siegel; 15. 5-Dylan Cisney; 16. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 17. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNF); 18. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 19. 1z-Logan Wagner (DNF); 20. 11-TJ Stutts (DNF); 21. 12-Robert Ballou (DNS); 22. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNS)

410 Sprint Flight #1 Time Trials 1. 57-Kyle Larson 13.564; 2. 24-Rico Abreu 13.759; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt 14.017; 4. 3z-Brock Zearfoss 14.032; 5. 5-Brent Marks 14.054; 6. 21-Christopher Bell 14.063; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.090; 8. 5E-Tim Wagaman 14.105; 9. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 14.117; 10. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. 14.160; 11. 1x-Chad Trout 14.162; 12. 87-Alan Krimes 14.187; 13. 16-Matt Campbell 14.189; 14. 11-TJ Stutts 14.239; 15. 8-Billy Dietrich 14.278; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer 14.292; 17. 14T-Tyler Walton 14.436; 18. 33-Jared Esh 14.445; 19. 9-Dalton Dietrich 14.643; 20. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.651; 21. 27G-Jay Galloway 15.295

410 Sprint Flight #2 Time Trials 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel 13.841; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer 14.058; 3. 72-Ryan Smith 14.092; 4. 26-Cory Eliason 14.116; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich 14.174; 6. 39-Sammy Swindell 14.203; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe 14.228; 8. 21-Brian Montieth 14.233; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall 14.259; 10. 99-Kyle Moody 14.267; 11. 39M-Anthony Macri; 12. 15-Adam Wilt 14.388; 13. 1z-Logan Wagner 14.443; 14. 5-Dylan Cisney 14.448; 15. 59-Jim Siegel 14.474; 16. 75-Chase Dietz 14.477; 17. 44-Dylan Norris 14.548; 18. 55-Mike Wagner 14.563; 19. 19m-Landon Myers 14.631; 20. 12-Robert Ballou 14.687; 21. 59s-Steve Wilbur 14.897

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Dietrich Wins Sprint Car Fans Delight In Amazing, Non-Stop Selinsgrove Speedweek Opperman/Bogar Memorial

Nick Sweigart claims 305 sprints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6/28/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speeedway hosted the Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial for Red Robin Pennsylvania Speedweek 410 sprint cars on Sunday night and Danny Dietrich came out on top in what was a non-stop, dizzying event filled with astonishing exhibitions of high-speed skill at the hands of not only himself but by Rico Abreu, Kyle Larson, Anthony Macri and Brock Zearfoss as well.

All five drivers vied for the prestigious payday, exchanging positions repeatedly in the turns, see-sawing back and forth for the top spots while in clear contention for the victory.

The $5,099 win was the second of Dietrich’s career in the Opperman/Bogar Memorial and his second in the 2020 speedweek series after also scoring on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.

The Gettysburg driver took over the speedweek point lead with his run at the famed Snyder County oval.

In the 20 lap 305 sprint main, Nick Sweigart scored the win to record his first ever division win at the track.

The 30—lap Opperman/Bogar Memorial would go non-stop from flag to flag with both Dietrich and Rico Abreu of St. Helena, California, taking their turns at the lead all the while fighting to hold back Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson, Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri and Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown.

Dietrich fought off Abreu’s immediate challenge on the start with Zearfoss racing in third.

But by lap six, Abreu had caught back up to Dietrich and was ready to pounce as the leader entered the rear of the field on the eighth tour by which time Macri was up to fourth and Larson was running fifth after starting seventh.

By lap 11, Larson and Macri were exchanging fourth in every corner while Abreu began swapping the top spot with Dietrich.

And all the while, Zearfoss, Macri and Larson were collectively catching the leaders.

Abreu went out front over Dietrich for the first official time at the line on lap 13 but Dietrich would be scored the leader of lap 14.

And in between the official scoring at the stripe, the pair went back an forth for the lead in the turns.

It was Abreu back to the official lead at the halfway point as the exhilarating race and pace of the event made the affair a sprint car fans dream and delight to watch.

Dietrich would again be scored the leader on lap 17 as Macri crept up to third with Larson and Zearfoss in tow.

At that time, Larson begin masterfully slinging his mount through the corners, showing amazing speed onto the chutes, catapulting himself up to third with 11 laps to go while nipping at the outside retaining wall.

For the next five laps, Larson dueled with Abreu for second and at times the pair raced side by side around the big half-mile and this was the key for Dietrich as it allowed him to begin sneaking away from the field.

And by lap 26, the Gettysburg speedster had a firm command of the field as Abreu again secured second.

During the final few laps, Macri came back on Larson for third but Larson would hold onto the spot to the finish.

Dietrich’s margin of victory was 5.115 seconds over Abreu with Larson in third, followed by Macri and Zearfoss.

Sixth through 10th went to Freddie Rahmer, Brent Marks, Ryan Smith, Blane Heimbach and Logan Wagner.

Heats for the sprint cars went to Ryan Smith, Larson, Dietrich and Rahmer with the B Main going to Justin Whittall.

Fast Tees fast time was set by Zearfoss with a lap of 17.179 seconds.

Dietrich took the speedweek point lead with his run in the race by 43 points over Larson, followed by Rahmer, Smith and Zearfoss.

Ron Aurand led the first 12 laps of the 305 sprint main before Nick Sweigart took over for the win.

Kassidy Kreitz ran home second while catching the leader, followed by Ken Duke Jr., Landon Price and Aurand.

Heats went to Derek Hauck, Erin Statler and Duke with Kyle Keen taking the last chance race.

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

Feature Finishes, 6/28/20

410 sprints, 30 laps: 1) 48 Danny Dietrich 2) 24R Rico Abreu 3) 57 Kyle Larson 4) 39M Anthony Macri 5) 3Z Brock Zearfoss 6) 51 Freddie Rahmer 7) 5M Brent Marks 8) 72 Ryan Smith 9) 12 Blane Heimbach 10) 1 Logan Wagner 11) 1S Sammy Swindell 12) 5 Dylan Cisney 13) 24 Lucas Wolfe 14) 99M Kyle Moody 15) 55 Mike Wagner 16) 33 Jared Esh 17) 91R Kyle Reinhardt 18) 75D Chase Dietz 19) 33W Michael Walter 20) 67 Justin Whittall 21) 11 TJ Stutts 22) 19 Curt Stroup 23) Chad Trout 24) 38 Mark Smith

DNQ: Robert Ballou, Rick Lafferty, Nicole Bower, Dustin Baney, Anthony Fiore, Kody Lehman, Ricky Dieva, Chad Layton, Jeff Halligan

305 sprints, 20 laps: 1. 8 Nick Sweigart 2) 69K Kassidy Kreitz 3) 67 Ken Duke 4) 69 Landon Price 5) 86 Ron Aurand 6) 55 Dominic Melair 7) 2 Erin Statler 8) 99A Devin Adams 9) 2H Derek Hauck 10) 61J Johnny Scarbough 11) 17K Kyle Keen 12) 41Z Jared Zionkowski 13) 95 Garrett Bard 14) 56 Jake Frye 15) 20 Doug Dodson 16) 51 Dave Graber 17) 5 John Walp 18) 6R Reed Thompson 19) 46 Mike Alleman 20) 80 Dave Wickham 21) 21 Drew Boyer 22) 11 Dylan Smith 23) 97 Kenny Heffner 24) 19 Cruz Kepner 25) 8B Will Brunson

DNQ: Chris Kreider, Branstin Shue, Nathan Gramley, Cassandra Minium, Rick Romig, Dustin Young

 

 

Williams Grove Honors Career, Impact & Legacy Of Mitch Smith Friday

32nd annual running of Mitch Smith Memorial on tap

6/28/20

Mechanicsburg – When Williams Grove Speedway opens its gates this Friday night for racing action, it will do so for the 32nd year in a row in honor of a famed sprint car great, the late Mitch Smith of Linglestown.

The oval will host the H & N Landscaping 32nd annual Mitch Smith Memorial as part of Pennsylvania Speedweek on July 3 at 7:30 pm.

And the spectacle to honor Smith will pay a lucrative $15,000 to win out of the largest total speedweek purse to be posted in all 2020 series events to go along with the largest amount to win.

Richard D. “Mitch” Smith was the original “Mr. Excitement” of Pennsylvania sprint car lore.

At Williams Grove Speedway alone he ended his four-decade long career in 1978 with 27 sprint car wins and nine super modified victories.

But overall on his career, his checkered flags added up to 179.

The name Mitch Smith became cemented nationally when in 1971 the “little guy” from Linglestown trounced the boasting stars of the United States Auto Club, not once, but three times when they towed into the region.

In 1971, USAC was to sprint car racing what the World of Outlaws is today.

USAC competition was the way to Indy. The USAC circuit groomed its drivers to sit on the Indy 500 starting grid.

And start they did.

But on June 19 and September 25 at Williams Grove Speedway in 1971 and again on July 17 at Selinsgrove Speedway, Mitch Smith used a rarely doled out temporary racing permit issued by USAC to just a few local drivers to beat the traveling band – badly.

The USAC stars were furious.

Protests were lodged and tear-downs were performed.

All was legal.

Smith had beaten the unquestionable best in the sprint car business not once, not twice but three times.

The word went out.

“The Linglestown Leadfoot,” Mitch Smith, had trounced USAC in Central Pennsylvania.

Smith retired from the sport in 1978 and in 1988 at the age of 58 was felled by a massive heart attack.

In 1995 Mitch Smith was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

It is the legacy left behind and the impact that Smith had on the sport in the region and at Williams Grove Speedway that the oval honors again this year with the running of the 32nd annual Mitch Smith Memorial on Friday night.

Danny Dietrich is the defending Smith Memorial winner. His victory in 2019 was the third of his career in the prestigious event.

Lance Dewease is the winningest driver in Smith Memorial history, having scored wins in 1992, 1995, 1997, 2001 and in 2018.

Fred Rahmer has four Smith Memorials to his credit.

Stevie Smith won the inaugural event in 1989.

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

 

 

Williams Grove 32nd Annual Mitch Smith Memorial Is Friday Night

Crown Jewel of Speedweek Boasts Largest Total Purse And Largest Winner’s Share at 15K

6/28/20

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will present the biggest race of the 2020 Red Robin Pennsylvania Speedweek Series this Friday night, July 3 at 7:30 pm when it hosts the H & N Landscaping 32nd annual Mitch Smith Memorial for 410 sprint cars.

Known for decades as The Crown Jewel of Speedweek, the Mitch Smith Memorial will pay a hefty $15,000 to wiin out of a total purse worth nearly $40,000 thanks in part to contributions from the Smith family.

The H & N Landscaping Mitch Smith Memorial honors the late, great Richard “Mitch” Smith of Linglestown who succumbed to a massive heart attack in 1988, some 10 years after retiring.

Smith left the sport in 1978 after a four-decade long career wherein he scored 27 sprint car wins and nine super modified victories at Williams Grove alone to go along with 179 overall checkered flags.

Time trials will set the starting grids for the Friday Smith Memorial with the main event going 30-laps in distance.

The fastest driver in qualifying time trials will earn the $300 Fast Tees Fast Time Award, courtesy of Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown.

The Smith Memorial will be another race in the 2020 Hoosier Diamond Series at the track.

The special speedweek event will be a stand-alone sprint car program, focusing solely on the speedweek 410 sprint cars.

Fireworks will also be part of the Independence holiday weekend show.

Adult general admission for the race is set at $25 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

First run in 1989, Stevie Smith won the very first Smith Memorial before returing for wins again in 2012 and 2014.

No driver owns more wins in the speedweek event than five-time champion Lance Dewease.

Danny Dietrich is the defending event champion and a three-time Smith Memorial winner in his career.

Among others, previous winners have included Joey Allen, Alan Krimes, Daryn Pittman, Trey Starks, Don Kreitz Jr., and Doug Esh.

Located at 675 Williams Grove Road in Mechanicsburg, H&N Landscaping was established in 1982 as a landscaping and construction installation company. Today, H&N Landscaping has evolved into one of the top landscape maintenance companies in Central Pennsylvania.

Learn about the firm at www.hnlandscapinginc.com.

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

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Selinsgrove Speedway To Feature 20th Annual Mach 1 Chassis 360 Sprint National Open July 11, No Racing July 4

6/28/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – After a week off on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day, Selinsgrove Speedway will return to action next week, on July 11 with the biggest race of the year for 360 sprint cars at the Snyder County oval!

Saturday, July 11 will find the track hosting the 20th annual Mach 1 Chassis 360 Sprint National Open, offering a total purse worth nearly $17,000 for the 360 sprints.

The Apache Tree Service 305 sprint cars will also be on the racing program along with action for limited late models.

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

Adult general admission is set at $20 with students ages 12 – 17 priced at just $10. Kids ages 11 and under are always FREE at Selinsgrove Speedway. Pit admission for the big show will be $30.

Passing points earned in the heat races will be used to line up the 30-lap Mach 1 Chassis National Open with $5,000 posted for the winner. There will be no time trials.

The rich event will pay $300 just to start for the sprinters.

Started in 2008 by accomplished sprint car driver Mark Smith, Mach 1 Chassis features all the latest manufacturing and welding equipment to build top-of-the-line racecar chassis and parts.

Based in Mechanicsburg, Mach 1 fabricates front and rear bumpers, nerf bars, front axles, wing posts and wing trees while also repairing chassis produced by other manufacturers.

Visit www.mach1chassis.com to learn about and connect with the firm.

Selinsgrove Speedway will host the Jeff’s Auto Body and Recycling Center Summer Championships for Modern Heritage 410 sprints and super late models on Saturday night, July 25 along with the A & A Auto Stores Roadrunner 20.

July 25 will also be Armed Forces Appreciation Night at the track, affording FREE GENERAL ADMISSION for past or present members of the military, with identification.

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

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

July 11 Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 Sprint Cars Purse: 1) $5,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,200 4) $800 5) $650 6) $600 7) $575 8) $550 9) $525 10) $500 11) $400 12) $375 13) $350 14) $325 15) $315 16-24) $300

 

 

 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DIETRICH WINS ELECTRIFYING KEVIN GOBRECHT MEMORIAL; Kearchner Scores First Legends Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Monday, June 29, 2020 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints (PA Speedweek)

Saturday, July 4, 2020 (7:30PM) 358 Sprints (Summer Series) + 305 Sprints + 600 Xcel Modifieds + Extreme Stocks

Saturday, July 11 (7:30pm) JOHN GLEIM JR. EXCAVATING NIGHT: 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends (York County Racing Club Night)

Abbottstown, PA (June 27, 2020) – The 21st annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial will go down in history as one of the most thrilling races in Lincoln, and Speedweek, history. Danny Dietrich held off Kyle Larson and Lance Dewease for the $9,200 win.

Coming off back-to-back wins at the track Freddie Rahmer lined up on the pole for the 30-lap feature with Larson to his outside.

Rahmer took the green and went high into turn 1 with Larson driving through the middle of the turns. The red flag came out before lap 1 was completed as Kyle Reinhardt took a wild ride in turn 2. Jeff Halligan was also involved.

The field lined up for a complete restart. Rahmer went to the top of turns 1 and 2 once again but this time Larson dove to the bottom of the track and slid by Rahmer for the lead coming out of turn 2.

After getting by Dietrich coming out of turn 4 on lap 1 for third Dewease was running the bottom line, his sweet spot, to reel in Rahmer for second. Dewease took the spot on lap 3.

As Larson led the field around the 3/8th mile oval he was running the top groove with Dewease in second and Dietrich and Rahmer battling for third.

Larson caught the tail end of the field on lap 6 with a 4 second lead. Rahmer and Dietrich continued an intense battle for the third spot as Larson weaved through lapped traffic.

Dietrich made the pass for third on lap 10.

Dewease continued to roll around the bottom of the track and had Larson’s lead down to a half-second on lap 15.

Larson struggled with lapped cars and Dewease was getting a solid run off of turn 2 but Dietrich was on the move looking for the lead. Dietrich got by Dewease for second on lap 18 and went straight for Larson.

Dietrich slid Larson for the lead in turns 1 and 2 and Larson returned the favor in turns 3 and 4. The two made contact as Larson didn’t clear Dietrich completely. Both cars kept moving with Larson holding on to his lead at the line.

Lap 20 saw the top three, Larson, Dietrich & Dewease, nearly three-wide at the line for the top spot.

Dewease took second back and got his nose under Larson but Dietrich was still a factor and was back to second when the trio completed the circuit.

Dietrich used the high groove to make a run for the lead as Freddie Rahmer entered the picture running fourth.

Dewease and Dietrich battled side by side as they worked through lapped traffic allowing Larson to gain a small advantage. Dietrich cleared Dewease for the runner-up spot and reeled in Larson with 5 laps to go.

Dietrich dove into turn 1 and slid Larson for the lead on lap 27. The two drag raced down the back stretch with Larson trying a slide job of his own in turns 3 and 4. Dietrich held on to his advantage as the pair crossed the line.

After putting on a show for the fans, Dietrich got to the checkered flag with a 1.013 second advantage over Larson. Dewease crossed the line third and Rahmer finished fourth. Rico Abreu completed the top five.

Heat winners were Freddie Rahmer, Kyle Larson, Rico Abreu and Lucas Wolfe.

Kearchner Scores First Legends Victory

Seth Kearchner parked his number 30 Central PA Legend machine in victory lane on Saturday night for the first time in his career. The 20-lap feature came down to the last lap as Kearchner held off veteran driver Bill Diehl for the win.

Chuck Dell started on the pole with Chris McKinney on the outside of the front row.

Diehl, who lined up third for the start led the field into turn 1 with Dell, McKinney and Jeremy Hahn battling behind him.

The first caution of the race came on lap 3 for Jeremy Ott and Travis Perry. The two got together and stopped on the back stretch.

Diehl paced the field for the restart ahead of Dell, Hahn, Kearchner and Aaron Updegraff.

Kearchner got his nose under Hahn for third in turns 1 and 2. The raced side by side for the position with Hahn holding onto his advantage.

Updegraff closed in on Kearchner and Hahn to make it a three car battle.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 4. This time it was for Chris McKinney who stopped on the back stretch.

Once again Diehl led the field to the cone for the single file restart.

Kearchner got his nose under Hahn and took the third spot and went to work on Dell for second. After a close battle Kearchner edged out Dell for second at the line right before the caution came out again on lap 6. The caution was for Alex Schmeidel.

Diehl led Kearchner, Dell, Updegraff and Hahn on the restart. Kearchner was all over Diehl on the restart. The top two were running bumper to bumper. Kearchner got his nose under Diehl as the two raced down the back stretch but Diehl beat him back to the line to hold onto the lead.

As the Diehl and Kearchner battled for the lead, Updegraff got by Dell for third. Another caution slowed the field on lap 8. Quinn Tanner spun coming out of turn 4 and Cory Phillips came to an abrupt stop to avoid him.

Kearchner drove under Diehl coming out turn 4 and took the race lead on lap 10. Diehl stayed within striking distance as Updegraff watched from third.

Diehl got his nose under Kearchner on lap 13 but Kearchner held on to the lead.

With 5 laps to go Kearchner led Diehl, Updegraff, Austin Bellemare and Alex Robinson. Bellemare got turned around in turn 2 on lap 16 bringing out the caution.

With Bellemare out of the top 5 Hahn took over the fifth spot for the restart.

Diehl did not let Kearchner out of his reach on the restart. The final caution of the race came on lap 17 as Justin Cunningham spun out in turn 1.

Diehl was able to get his nose under Kearchner in the turns but it was not enough to take the lead back.

Kearchner and Diehl battled for the lead to the very end with Kearchner edging out Diehl by half a car length at the line for the win. Updegraff held on to finish third. Robinson crossed the line fourth and Stephen Wurtzer completed the top five.

Heat winners for the Central PA Legends were Jeremy Ott, Travis Perry, Aaron Updegraff and Seth Kearchner.

This Monday, June 29, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Night #4 of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Red Robin. The 410 Sprints will compete for $7,000. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, June 27, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($9,200); 2. 57-Kyle Larson; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 24-Rico Abreu; 6. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 7. 5-Brent Marks; 8. 72-Ryan Smith; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 87-Alan Krimes; 11. 21-Brian Montieth; 12. 15-Adam Wilt; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell; 14. 59-Jim Siegel; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 1x-Chad Trout; 17. 99-Kyle Moody; 18. 16-Matt Campbell; 19. 39-Cale Thomas; 20. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 21. 11-TJ Stutts; 22. 19m-Landon Myers; 23. 91-Kyle Reinhardt (DNF); 24. 45-Jeff Halligan (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Kyle Larson (1-27) & Danny Dietrich (28-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer 2. 72-Ryan Smith 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 39-Cale Thomas; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri; 9. 55-Mike Wagner; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher; 12. 25-Tyler Bear; 13. 15-Kurt Conklin (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 57-Kyle Larson; 2. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 1x-Chad Trout; 5. 99-Kyle Moody; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 1z-Logan Wagner; 9. 16-Matt Campbell; 10. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 13. 14c-Dave Carlberg

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 24-Rico Abreu; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 5-Brent Marks; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 45-Jeff Halligan; 7. 12-Robert Ballou; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 9. 33-Jared Esh; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski; 11. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 12. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 13. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell; 3. 19m-Landon Myers; 4. 11-TJ Stutts; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 5-Dylan Cisney; 10. 67-Justin Whittall; 11. 7-Trey Hivner; 12. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 Sprint B-main (12 laps) - 1. 39-Cale Thomas; 2. 45-Jeff Halligan; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 1z-Logan Wagner; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 5-Dylan Cisney; 11. 55-Mike Wagner; 12. 73B-Brett Michalski; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF); 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter (DNF); 15. 12-Robert Ballou (DNF); 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 17. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 18. 33-Jared Esh (DNF)

410 Sprint C-main (10 laps) 1. 49H-Bradley Howard; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski; 3. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton; 6. 67-Justin Whittall; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 14c-Dave Carlberg; 9. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 10. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF); 11. Kurt Conklin; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNS); 13. 7-Trey Hivner (DNS); 14. 25-Tyler Bear (DNS); 15. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNS)

410 Sprint Flight #1 Time Trials 1. 69K-Lance Dewease 13.438; 2. 57-Kyle Larson 13.591; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.740; 4. 87-Alan Krimes 13.796; 5. 15-Adam Wilt 13.866; 6. 3z-Brock Zearfoss 13.897; 7. 39-Cale Thomas 13.915; 8. 1x-Chad Trout 13.951; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri 13.957; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer 14.011; 11. 72-Ryan Smith 14.006; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter 14.057; 13. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. 14.100; 14. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 14.103; 15. 75-Chase Dietz 14.113; 16. 99-Kyle Moody 14.129; 17. 25-Tyler Bear 14.142; 18. 1z-Logan Wagner 14.146; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard 14.152; 20. 8-Billy Dietrich 14.153; 21. 55-Mike Wagner 14.220; 22. 9-Dalton Dietrich 14.283; 23. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.459; 24. 14C-Dave Carlberg 14.542; 25. 15-Kurt Conklin 15.486; 26. 16-Matt Campbell 16.695

410 Sprint Flight #2 Time Trials 1. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.784; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe 13.813; 3. 21-Brian Montieth 13.885; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell 13.934; 5. 24-Rico Abreu 13.971; 6. 11-TJ Stutts 14.025; 7. 59-Jim Siegel 14.082; 8. 19m-Landon Myers 14.088; 9. 45-Jeff Halligan 14.089; 10. 91-Kyle Reinhardt 14.137; 11. 5-Brent Marks 14.148; 12. 5-Tyler Ross 14.164; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall 14.226; 14. 7-Trey Hivner 14.232; 15. 33-Jared Esh 14.324; 16. 5-Dylan Cisney 14.396; 17. 12-Robert Ballou 14.449; 18. 44-Dylan Norris 14.485; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.507; 20. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.518; 21. 14T-Tyler Walton 14.541; 22. 67-Justin Whittall 14.610; 23. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 14.628; 24. 27G-Jay Galloway 14.694; 25. 59s-Steve Wilbur 14.905

Gene Latta Ford Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature Finish (20 laps) 1. 30k-Seth Kearchner; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 4. 30-Alex Robinson; 5. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 6. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 7. 41-Chuck Dell; 8. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 9. 18-Chris Transeau; 10. 70-Mike Racine; 11. 19-Travis Perry; 12. 90-Scott Spidle; 13. 93-Brent Marquis; 14. 17w-Bradley Weber; 15. 8-Austin Bellemare; 16. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 17. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 18. 9-Rick Hartwig; 19. 24-Justin Cunningham; 20. 17p-Cory Phillips; 21. 77-Quinn Tanner (DNF); 22. 3m-Chris McKinney (DNF); 23. 10-Jeremey Ott (DNF); 24. 78-Zac Smith (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Bill Diehl (1-10) & Seth Kearchner (11-20)

Central PA Legends Heat 1 Finish: 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 78-Zac Smith; 3. 77-Quinn Trimmer; 4. 8-Austin Bellemare; 5. 24-Justin Cunningham; 6. 93-Brent Marquis; 7. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 8. 26-Shaun Abney; 9. 1G-Shawn Groft; 10. 85-Mike Goldsmith; 11. 15s-John Snavely (DNF)

Central PA Legends Heat 2 Finish: 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 3. 3-Chris McKinney; 4. 14w-Stephen Wurtzer; 5. 18-Chris Transeau; 6. 43-Ron Little; 7. 25-Eric Hurst; 8. 83-Jason Gastley; 9. 2-Scott Smith (DNF); 10. 51-Travis McClelland (DNF); 11. 91-Ben Goldsmith (DNF)

Central PA Legends Heat 3 Finish: 1. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 2. 17w-Bradley Weber; 3. 30-Alex Robinson; 4. 90-Scott Spidle; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig; 6. 70-Mike Racine; 7. 19-Jonathan Robinson; 8. 17p-Cory Phillips; 9. 99-Bryan Green; 10. 6-Sean Dawson; 11. 13-Ron Blizzard

Central PA Legends Heat 4 Finish: 1. 30-Seth Kearchner; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 41-Check Dell; 4. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 5. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 6. 13t-Casey Traxler; 7. 34-Dan Harrison; 8. 61-Shawn Miller; 9. 11R-Scott Musselman; 10. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 11. 56-Zach Baxter

Central PA Legends Consy 1 Finish: 1. 93-Brent Marquis; 2. 27-Logan Carbaugh; 3. 26-Shaun Abney; 4. 43-Ron Little; 5. 25-Eric Hurst; 6. 15s-John Snavely; 7. 1G-Shawn Groft; 8. 85-Mike Goldsmith; 9. 83-Jason Gastley (DNF); 10. 91-Ben Goldsmith (DNF); 11. 2-Scott Smith (DNS); 12. 51-Travis McClelland (DNS)

Central PA Legends Consy 2 Finish: 1. 70-Mike Racine; 2. 17p-Cory Phillips; 3. 99-Bryan Green; 4. 6-Sean Dawson; 5. 31-Lincoln Kearchner; 6. 61-Shaun Miller; 7. 56-Zach Baxter; 8. 19L-Jonathan Robinson; 9. 11r-Scott Musselman; 10. 34-Dan Harrison (DNF); 11. 13T-Casey Traxler (DNF); 12. 13B-Ron Blizzard (DNF)

 

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

410 SPRINTS & 358 MODIFIEDS HEADLINE THUNDER ON THE HILL. . . . . . .

DEWEASE, SWINDELL, ABREU, DIETRICH, WOLFE, RAHMER, MARKS & OTHERS EYE $10,000 TO WIN HODNETT CUP AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY, JUNE 30 7:30 PM

A star-filled night is planned for Tuesday, June 30 at the Grandview Speedway when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the RED ROBIN 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK $10,000 to win Hodnett Cup. Joining the 410 Sprints will be the 358 NASCAR Modifieds. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM Along with the rich payoff, this race is dedicated to one of the all-time great Sprint Car drivers, Greg Hodnett who lost his life in a racing accident in 2018. Hodnett is a six time Thunder Series champion and a nine time feature winner at Grandview.

Some of the top 410 Sprint Car drivers in country will be on the Hill at Grandview Tuesday night, including Lance Dewease, a ten time Thunder on the Hill feature winner, just one win behind Billy Pauch, the winningest sprint car driver at Grandview with eleven victories. Sammy Swindell is expected to be in the field and his one and only Thunder on the Hill victory came on May 29, 1996 in a World of Outlaws event. Always exciting, Rico Abreu of Rutherford, CA is coming to the Hill to chase his first Thunder win. Freddie Rahmer Jr, a one time winner at Grandview is always fast on the high-banked one-third mile oval. Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, Brent Marks, Ryan Smith, Anthony Macri and TJ Stutts are all contenders for the $10,000 Hodnett Cup prize.

Joining the high powered 410 Sprints will be the always exciting 358 NASCAR Modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events leading up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature. Possible modified entries include Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Mike Gular, Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Ryan Watt.

Event sheets and payoff details for both the 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds are posted on the website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. Grandstand admission for this event is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids five and under will be admitted for free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.

Advance tickets for this event are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly, provide you first and last name and the number of tickets you need. There is no need to leave your phone number. Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the Will Call Window after 4:30 PM. With advance tickets, you may enter the grandstands immediately after receiving your tickets. We do ask that you please bring exact change. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM.

The Thunder Series will continue on Tuesday night, August 4 when the USAC National Midgets invade the Hill for the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters also joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with action getting underway at 7:30 PM. On Thursday night, August 27, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprints will bring the party to the Hill with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds being part of this double header on Levan Machine & Truck Night at Grandview.

The Thunder Series will close out 2020 with the Annual October Halloween event on Saturday night, October 17 with the Trick or Treat Triple 20’s for 358 Modifieds joined by the Sportsman with a 6 PM starting time.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever changing and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing and be consideration of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 marks the thirty-first season of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway. Grandview Speedway is a one-third mile high banked dirt oval located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA.

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Levan Machine & Truck Presents:

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

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 31 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 137 events, over $4.8 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, USAC Midgets, 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 58th Anniversary season in 2020. 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.

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Mark Smith Wins Fifth URC Kramer Kup At Selinsgrove Saturday

Rine and Jones claim stock cars

6/27/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – Mark Smith stormed to the fifth Kramer Kup win of his career at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night, besting the URC Sprints for laurels in the 8th running of the Kramer Williamson Memorial event, run in honor of the track’s late champion and URC stalwart.

Jeff Rine of Danville won his second super late model main in as many weeks at the track on Saturday to score career win 111 in the division at the oval while Jake Jones scored his second win of the season in roadrunner action.

Dallas Schott of Myerstown started on the pole of the 30-lap Kramer Kup with Derek Locke to his outside.

Schott motored into the lead when action began with third starter Mark Smith of Sunbury blasting up to second on the start.

Smith at first appeared ready to storm by Schott during the first two circuits but after nearly colliding with the leader when he hopped the first turn cushion on the second lap, Smith instead fell back while Schott pulled away.

By lap eight, Schott had a 1.693 second lead over Smith but when the leader entered traffic, Smith made up dramatic ground, allowing him to drive up on the leader’s tail.

It was lap 11 when Smith blasted by for the lead, just seconds before a caution flag bunched the field.

At the halfway point, Smith was in control over Schott, Jason Shultz, Locke and Adam Carberry.

Smith hit traffic with 10 laps to go while Locke and Shultz traded the third spot and Chad Layton challenged Carberry for fifth.

With five laps to go, Smith had a lead of more than seven seconds as Locke got by Schott for the runner up spot.

Schott then faded backward as Smith headed for the checkers worth $3,073 ahead of the field by 6.511 seconds at the finish.

Locke rode home second followed by Jason Shultz, Adam Carberry and Chad Layton.

Sixth through 10th went to Josh Weller, Ryan Kissinger, Schott, Joe Kata III and Davie Franek.

Twin heat races went to Weller and Locke.

Rine pulled a two in the feature redraw to start the 25-lap super late model main and wired the field for the victory.

Andy Haus drove from fourth to second on the start but eventually fell victim to seventh starter Dylan Yoder who was motoring the top groove to the front of the pack.

Yoder bypassed Haus for second on lap 12 but was 5.499 seconds back of leader Rine when he crossed the line.

A yellow flag with three laps to go put Yoder on Rine’s tail for a shot at the lead but Rine jetted to the win by 4.011 seconds.

Yoder was second followed by Bryan Bernheisel, Haus and Jim Yoder.

Sixth through 10th went to Brett Schadel, Coleby Frye, Jim Bernheisel, Hayes Mattern and Dave Brouse Jr.

Heats were taken by Rine and Haus.

Keith Bissinger of Orangeville led the first nine laps of the 12-lap roadrunner main before fourth starter Jake Jones got alongside for the lead.

Jones had pressured Bissinger from the start but was only able to make a pass with two laps to go.

The pair of leaders raced up close to the wall in the first turn on the final lap with Jones getting by for his second speedway win of the season.

Bissinger settled for second followed by Will Brunson, Curtis Lawton and Terry Kramer.

Heats went to Jimmy Kessler and John Schreffler.

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

Feature Finishes, 6/27/20

URC 360 sprints, 30 laps: 1. Mark Smith, 2. Derek Locke, 3. Jason Shultz, 4. Adam Carberry, 5. Chad Layton, 6. Josh Weller, 7. Ryan Kissinger, 8. Dallas Schott, 9. Joe Kata III., 10. Davie Franek, 11. Kyle Smith, 12. Ryan Stillwaggon, 13. Brandon McGough, 14. Austin Bishop, 15. Ed Aikin, 16. Mike Kohler, 17. Jason Wagner, 18. Todd Gracey, 19. Cody Keller

Super late models, 25 laps: 1. Jeff Rine, 2. Dylan Yoder, 3. Bryan Bernheisel, 4. Andy Haus, 5. Jim Yoder, 6. Brett Schadel, 7. Coleby Frye, 8. Jim Bernheisel, 9. Hayes Mattern, 10. Dave Brouse Jr., 11. Ken Trevitz, 12. Danny Snyder, 13. Scott Flickinger, 14. Kyle Knapp, 15. Deshawn Gingerich, 16. Ernie Millon, 17. Kirk Baker, 18. Dick Houtz, 19. Nathan Long, 20. Dave Stamm

Roadrunner, 12 laps: 1. Jake Jones, 2. Keith Bissinger, 3. Will Brunson, 4. Curtis Lawton, 5. Terry Kramer, 6. John Schreffler, 7. Scott Dunham Jr., 8. Tom Underwood, 9. Dustin Snook, 10. Ken Schreffler, 11. Bill Cooper, 12. Miranda Minium, 13. Jimmy Kessler, 14. Cory Lindenmuth, 15. Johnny Palm, 16. Kevin Dobson

DNS: Smith Cope

 

 

Dewease Wins Kickoff Of Speedweek At Williams Grove, Outruns Larson

Kevin Nouse opens 358-sprint season with win

6/26/20

Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease muscled past Brian Montieth and then outran Kyle Larson to win the opening night of the 30th annual Red Robin Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Dewease earned $5,000 for his 99th career victory at the oval aboard the Don Kreitz-owned No. 69K.

In the companion 358 sprint main, Kevin Nouse took over when Zach Newlin dropped out of the lead to win the 20-lap feature event.

Dewease started second in the 25-lap speedweek feature but it was polesitter Montieth who would take the lead when the race began.

Montieth was in control when the red flag appeared on the sixth tour for a two-car tangle in the second turn.

Montieth had Dewease, Danny Dietrich and Larson lining up behind for the restart.

Only two more laps could be completed before the pace was again slowed, this time for a spun Robert Ballou in the second turn.

Racing was back underway for just one more lap when TJ Stutts and Rico Abreu made contact on the backchute, again slowing the action.

Dewease went to work on the ensuing restart, keeping pace with Montieth and the pair crossed the line side by side, split by just .002 seconds with 10 laps completed.

After a turns three and four dive by Dewease coming to the line to get that close, the Fayetteville flyer crossed over entering the first corner to ride momentum around the outside of the track and net the lead with 11 completed.

Two laps later, Larson went low on Dietrich for third in the fourth turn and then held him down entering the first corner to get the position and begin his assault on the leaders.

Larson had run down Montieth for second with eight laps to go when Montieth suddenly dropped off of the pace and withdrew from the race.

That put Larson in clear sight of pacesetter Dewease and with five laps to go, he was clearly gaining on the leader.

Larson got close enough to mount a challenge with two laps to go but then a mistake when he hopped the first turn cushion just after the two to go mark cost him too much ground to make up again during the final one and one-half laps.

Dewease took the win by .931 seconds over Larson with Freddie Rahmer in third followed by Dietrich and Ryan Smith.

Sixth through 10th went to Anthony Macri, Brent Marks, Lucas Wolfe, Jeff Halligan and Brock Zearfoss.

Heats went to Montieth, Larson, TJ Stutts and Dietrich with Matt Campbell taking the last chance race.

Abreu set fast time over the 38-car field with a lap of 16.645 seconds.

Zach Newlin led the first three laps of the 358 sprint main before dropping out of the race while surrendering the lead to Kevin Nouse.

Nouse had started 10th in the field but quickly worked to the front during the early going to be in position to assume the lead.

Derek Locke started 11th in the field and drove into second on lap five.

Locke kept the leader in his sights for the remainder of the race but could not get close enough to make a bid for the win.

The victory was the 23rd of Nouse’s career at Williams Grove Speedway.

Russell Hammaker finished third followed by Kyle Denmyer and Chris Frank.

Heats went to Hammaker, Locke and Scott Fisher with Nat Tuckey scoring the consolation race.

Feature Finishes, 6/26/20:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Kyle Larson, 3. Freddie Rahmer, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Ryan Smith., 6. Anthony Macri, 7. Brent Marks, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Jeff Halligan, 10. Brock Zearfoss, 11. Kyle Moody, 12. Kyle Reinhardt. 13. Rick Lafferty, 14. Robbie Kendall, 15. Chase Dietz, 16. Mike Wagner, 17. Robert Ballou, 18. Brian Montieth, 19. Tyler Bear, 20. Rico Abreu, 21. TJ Stutts, 22. Adrian Shaffer, 23. Matt Campbell, 24. Landon Myers

DNQ: Sammy Swindell, Doug Hammaker, Dylan Cisney, Logan Wagner, Brett Michalski, Troy Fraker, Kody Lehman, Mark Smith, Cale Thomas, Steve Buckwalter, Jared Esh, Chad Trout, Justin Whittall, Nicole Bower

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Derek Locke, 3. Russell Hammaker, 4. Kyle Denmyer, 5. Chris Frank, 6. Justin Foster, 7. Cody Fletcher, 8. Scott Fisher, 9. Matt Findley, 10. Brett Wanner, 11. Brett Strickler, 12. Dylan Norris, 13. Steve Owings, 14. Jordan Givler, 15. Rich Eichelberger, 16. Nat Tuckey, 17. Ashley Capetta, 18. Scott Flammer, 19. Chad Criswell, 20. Jay Krout, 21. Mark Van Vorst, 22. Zach Newlin, 23. Chris Arnold, 24. Jordan Strickler

DNQ: Allyson Dietz, Eric Parker, Mason Chaney, Billy Heltzel, Jacob Galloway, Hannah Riser, Joe Trone Jr., Shane Yost,

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Set for Two Race Week as Part of 30th Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (June 26, 2020)- Port Royal Speedway is set to return to racing Wednesday, July 1st and Saturday, July 4th as part of the 30th Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek presented by Red Robin. This year’s nine-race schedule will visit six different speedways in Pennsylvania and Maryland and features an increased point fund for drivers who support all nine events.

The point fund will pay out a total of $17,500; 1. $5000 2, $3000 3. $2000 4. $1500 5. $1200 and $1000 for the next 5 competitors. This is all on top of the nightly purses

Specific to the Port Royal Speedway, Wednesday’s time trial event will pay $7000 to the winner of the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint car feature and the URC 360 Sprint Cars will also be on the schedule racing for $2000.

Anthony Macri has won the last three feature events at the Speedway and he will be looking to make it four in-a-row Wednesday night. Defending track champion Logan Wagner enters the week as the points leader with his father, Mike Wagner, trailing by a mere -25 points. Dylan Cisney (-105), AJ Flick (-170) and TJ Stutts (-180) round out the top five.

Ryan Smith picked last year’s URC feature win and he will be looking to defend it this year. Steve Buckwalter, Lucas Wolfe, Greg Hodnett (2), Mark Smith, Randy West, Ryan Wilson, Earl Halaquist and Hank Rogers Sr. are also past winners at the Speedway.

Gates open at 4:00 pm EST and racing is set to kick off at 7:00pm EST.

General Admission- $20, Students- $10, Pits- $35

Saturday’s event will once again honor the late Greg Hodnett for the second consecutive season as it will be the Greg Hodnett Classic paying $10,027 to the winner. Not only is this the second highest paying event on the nine-day schedule, but it also serves as the finale of the series and will feature the crowning of the 2020 Speedweek champion.

Also, on the card for the night will be the River Valley Builders Super Late Models racing for $2500. Gregg Satterlee has won the last two Super Late Model events and will be looking to make it three straight triumphs in front of a packed house. Trevor Feathers currently leads the standings by 75 points over Ross Robinson with Mike Lupfer (-95), Colton Flinner (-100) and Scott Flickinger (-135) rounding out the top five.

The event will once again be an all-day affair as several activities are planned to honor Hodnett and to benefit to Greg Hodnett Foundation, which was established to honor the memory of Hodnett and benefits the families of drivers who may pass away racing.

Activities will kick off at 9:00am EST with the 2nd Annual Greg Hodnett Foundation 5k run/walk. Race-day registration is at 8:00am and there is a $30 registration fee or $25 pre-registration at www.greghodnettfoundation.com. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female winners per age group and the top overall male and female.

In addition to the 5k, there will be a Cornhole tournament presented by Mid-Penn Cornhole to benefit the foundation and the cost/person to register is $15. Partners will be random selection and registration starts at 10:30am, with the tournament schedule to begin at 11:45am. Cash prizes will be handed out to the top three teams and thanks to sponsors, features at least $300 in payouts. For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/551787158738869.

Finally, there will also be an auction featuring several pieces of memorabilia and various donated items to benefit the foundation. Hodnett’s car owner, Mike Heffner, will host the auction and they are continuing to accept donations up until the day of the event. There will also be a table with merchandise for sale to include the brand-new Greg Hodnett National Sprint Car Hall of Fame shirts.

Saturday- Gates Open at 4:00 with Racing Set to Begin at 7:00 pm.

General Admission- $25, Students- $10, Pits $35

Pennsylvania Speedweek has been a yearly tradition at the Junita County Speedway dating back to 1998, where Jeff Shepard picked up the first victory. Other winners include Lance Dewease (4), Don Kreitz Jr., Keith Kauffman (4), Mark Smith, Todd Shaffer, Fred Rahmer, Cody Darrah, Greg Hodnett (3), Justin Henderson, Tyler Walker, Blaine Heimbach, Lucas Wolfe (4), Steve Buckwalter and Danny Dietrich.

Lucas Wolfe enters the week as the defending speedweek champion, and he will be looking for his fifth overall triumph in the series. Other past champions include Fred Rahmer (12), Greg Hodnett (5), Dewease (3), Kauffman, Steve Smith, Stevie Smith and Dietrich.

The Speedway continues to operate under CDC guidelines, and it is recommended that fans wear masks, though they are not required. A limited amount will be available for purchase at the Speedway novelty stand.All social distancing guidelines apply and hand sanitizer stations will be stationed throughout the facility.

Speedway concession stands will once again be open for use, along with Packer’s Concessions and Lauver’s Concessions, via their trailers positioned behind the main grandstands.

Please continue to stay tuned to our website www.portroyalspeedway.com and our various social media outlets for all updated information throughout the week.

 

 

Macri Completes Three-Peat at Port Royal Speedway With First Career All Star Win; Satterlee Wins Again in Late Model Competition

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (June 24, 2020) As part of the Port Royal Speedway’s offseason renovation plans, victory lane got a fresh look. Mike Wagner may have been the first one to visit it, however track officials may want to re-name it the Anthony Macri landing zone after last night’s race.

For the third consecutive race, Macri visited victory lane as he bested a star-studded field of Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint car drivers and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions drivers to claim the $6000 prize during a rare Wednesday night showing of the 5th Annual Keith Kauffman Classic.

“I don’t even know what to say,” said Macri. “We through some stuff at it in the dash and we didn’t even know if it was going to work. Clearly for sure it worked in the dash and we dumped some fuel in her and let her eat in the feature.”

The win was the first All Star victory of the Dillsburg, Pa. native’s young career and further proved him as the early favorite heading into the 2020 Pennsylvania Speedway schedule, where a champion will be crowned July 4th in the very victory lane he’s grown so accustomed to visiting recently.

After moving from fifth to first on the opening lap of the Dash, Macri earned the pole position alongside of the night’s fast timer Brock Zearfoss and when the green flag dropped, it was Macri jumping out to the early lead.

As Macri raced around the top of the speedway, Zearfoss stayed glued to the bottom of the track and by lap eight, Macri was already mired in heavy lap traffic. However, showing how dominant he was, Macri was able to slice in and out of traffic with ease.

Meanwhile, Zearfoss had his hands full as defending All Star champion and Tuscarora 50 winner Aaron Reutzel, and Danny Dietrich battled for the third position behind him.

Wiping out a 3 second advantage, the caution flew on lap 10 as Tyler Bear slowed on the backstretch.

On the restart, Macri once again proved to be steady as he blasted out to a large lead again and two laps later, Reutzel got by Zearfoss for the runner-up position and set his sights on Macri. Dietrich followed suit and moved into third six laps later as Macri once again was dicing through lap cars with a nearly 3.5 second advantage on Ruetzel.

Reutzel, who was using the middle of the speedway to make up ground, was slowing reeling in Macri and had cut the distance to under two seconds when the caution flew again on lap 21 for a slowing Zearfoss on the front stretch.

Reutzel tried to slide under Macri on the restart, but he wasn’t able to get nearly close enough to make a pass exiting turn two and Macri instantly put a large distance between him and the field. Over the final nine laps, Kyle Larson tried to make it exciting as he found the top of the Speedway to advance up the second position with five to go.

However, Macri would not be denied as he took the checkered flag with a 3.568 advantage over Larson. Dietrich passed Reutzel at the line for the third position and Brent Marks rounded out the top five.

Mike Wagner, Dylan Cisney, Cory Eliason, TJ Stutts and Freddie Rahmer completed the top ten. Cisney picked up the night’s hard charger and earned an additional $700 for his efforts courtesy of Mike Cleck Towing and Paving and Valley Supply.

“I was trying to push hard in lap traffic, but I was happy to see the yellows just so I could have clean air and drive it as hard as I could,” said Macri. “The month we spent on the road changed me as a driver and I came back here ready to win.”

For Larson, he wished he would’ve gotten another caution to maybe get a shot at Macri but was excited for a solid finish heading into the daunting PA Speedweek schedule.

“I was able to get to the top after that last restart and I was honestly shocked that everybody stopped running the top in one and two,” he said. “The last few laps were a lot of fun and I was hoping for a caution when I got to second. It was a good way to start out the PA swing.”

Sprint Car Results- 1. Anthony Macri ($6000) 2. Kyle Larson 3. Danny Dietrich 4. Aaron Reutzel 5. Brent Marks 6. Mike Wagner 7. Dylan Cisney 8. Cory Eliason 9. TJ Stutts 10. Freddie Rahmer 11. Tyler Reeser 12. Logan Wagner 13. Zeb Wiuse 14. Josh Baughman 15. Cale Thomas 16. Tony Stewart 17. Blane Heimbach 18. AJ Flick 19. Kyle Reinhardt 20. Ryan Taylor 21. Paul McMahan 22. Brock Zearfoss 23. Rico Abreu 24. Tony Fiore 25. Tyler Bear 26. Jeff Miller 27. Gerard McIntyre 28. Sye Lynch

DNQ- Jared Esh, Lucas Wolfe, Greg Wilson, Paulie Colagiovanni, Skyler Gee, Robert Ballou, Kody Lehman

Super Late Models

Following a trend of drivers going back-to-back at the Speed Palace, Gregg Satterlee held off Ross Robinson to pick up his second consecutive River Valley Builders Super Late Model victory of the season.

The win was worth $3000 courtesy of Lauver’s Concessions and the sixth of his career at the Juniata County oval.

“This is so awesome and it’s such a privilege to race here and I’m glad we live close enough to make the trip here each week,” said Satterlee. “It’s really just good to be able to get out and race as it was slow spring with all the cancellations, so to win really is just a plus.”

Robinson and Jeff Rine led the field to the green flag with Rine getting the early jump on the outside of the speedway. However, Robinson stayed even with him down the backstretch and stayed glued to the bottom of the track to lead lap one by a nose. Rine returned the favor the following circuit to lead lap two by a nose as the two raced side by side again.

The following circuit, Robinson got enough momentum exiting turn 1 and was able to pull ahead to lead lap three.

Satterlee, who started third, made his move to the runner-up position the following lap as he diamonded turn three and four to cross under Rine for the second position heading to the line.

Running the middle of the speedway, Satterlee was able to chop away slowly at Robinson’s lead and by lap nine he was on the bumper of the leader on the backstretch. He stayed hooked to his bumper for another lap and on lap 11 he slid up in front of Robinson exiting turn four to lead the lap.

By then, sixth-place starter Rick Eckert had moved into the third position, but the front two were putting on a battle for the ages. With Satterlee engaged in lap traffic on lap 14, Robinson again pulled even with the leader on the backstretch, but he wasn’t able to complete the pass exiting turn four.

Robinson regrouped and tried again on lap 20, this time on the outside of the speedway. Once again Satterlee pulled away coming to the line and the two switched lines on the track the following lap to the same result.

Robinson would stay within striking distance over the final four circuits, but ultimately it would be Satterlee taking the checkered flag by a 1.010 second advantage to complete the drive for two-in a row.

Eckert, Rine and Colton Flinner rounded out the top five, while Andy Haus, Nick Dickson, Bryan Bernheisel, Gary Stuhler and Jason Covert filled out the top ten.

“We’ve got a pretty good roll going on here and we have a pretty good car so I hope we can keep it going,” said Satterlee. “Ross had a really good car, but I was able to make a couple good laps and get some momentum going to pull away. I changed my line there late a couple times and with a track like this, you can do that and ultimately it paid off.”

For Robinson, it was yet another bridesmaid finish for the second time this season.

“It sucks to run second, but to get beat by him you can’t really complain,” he said. “We’re close and I want to get one of these things really bad. We caught lap traffic a couple times and we caught him, but overall, I can’t complain as he’s just really good.”

Super Late Model Results- 1. Gregg Satterlee ($3000) 2. Ross Robinson 3. Rick Eckert 4. Jeff Rine 5. Colton Flinner 6. Andy Haus 7. Nick Dickson 8. Bryan Bernheisel 9. Gary Stuhler 10, Jason Covert 11. Mike Lupfer 12. Dylan Yoder 13. Amanda Robinson 14. Jim Yoder 15. Coleby Frye 16. Dan Stone 17. Andy Anderson 18. Tim Smith Jr. 19. Hayes Mattern 20. Tim Wilson 21. Deshawn Gingerich 22. Trevor Feathers 23. Dillan Stake 24. Drake Troutman

DNQ- Trent Brenneman, Chad Myers, Jason Miller, Kody Lyter, Austin Berry, Chris Casner, Gene Knaub, Scott Flickinger

 

 

Lincoln Speedway and Drydene Performance Products Announce Drydene 40 on July 29

$10K-to-win race part of Three-Race Drydene Triple Crown Series

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - Monday, June 22 - Lincoln Speedway and Drydene Performance Products announced today the Drydene 40, a $10,000-to-win 410 Winged Sprint Car race to be held on Wednesday, July 29 at the famed 3/8-mile dirt oval. The race is part of the new Drydene Triple Crown Series.

The Triple Crown Series consists of Lincoln’s $7,000-to-win PA Speedweek show on Monday, June 29, the Drydene 40, and the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic on September 19. If any single driver can win all three of the three main events, the team will collect an additional $5,000 bonus.

The track is excited to work with Drydene and develop another attractive night of racing not only for the fans, but the drivers and teams.

“We’re happy to partner with Drydene on the Drydene 40 and excited that there is an added chance for a driver to collect on the Triple Crown Series bonus,” said Jerry Parrish, Lincoln Speedway General Manager. “It’s a great opportunity for the drivers and fans in central PA. Drydene is a great supporter of dirt track racing and for them to help put on an event like this right in their own backyard just goes to show how invested they are in making the sport the best it can be.”

Drydene Performance Products is based out of Jonestown, Pennsylvania and has an strong presence in motorsports that includes being the “Official Motor Oil and Lubricant” of the World of Outlaws series, title sponsor of DIRTVision presented by Drydene, primary sponsor for Shark Racing’s World of Outlaw drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, and primary sponsorship on World of Outlaws Late Model drivers Scott Bloomquist and Chris Madden of Scott Bloomquist Racing and Ricky Weiss of Ricky Weiss Racing. The Pennsylvania-based brand also is title sponsor for NASCAR’s Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway, which will be held this year on August 23 and will feature Corey LaJoie piloting a Drydene-backed No. 32 Ford Mustang for GoFas Racing.

“Drydene is excited to partner to bring fans and teams the Drydene 40. From the famous PA Posse to legendary tracks like Lincoln Speedway, Drydene is proud to continue our partnership with dirt track racing,” said Dave Klinger, President of Drydene Performance Products.

For more information about raceday, ticketing, and other questions about the Drydene Triple Crown Series, visit lincolnspeedway.com.

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

410 SPRINTS & 358 MODIFIEDS READY FOR DOUBLE HEADER TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 30 AT GRANDVIEW, SPRINTS CHASE $10,000 & HODNETT CUP GLORY

Two premier divisions come together, on the same night, at the same track and it all takes place at the Grandview Speedway as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the Pennsylvania 410 Sprints and NASCAR 358 Modifieds on Tuesday night, June 30 with a 7:30 PM starting time. Gates open at 5 PM.

This event is part of the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and will showcase the 35 lap $10,000 to win Hodnett Cup. Along with the rich payoff, this race is dedicated to one of the all-time great Sprint Car drivers, Greg Hodnett who lost his life in a racing accident in 2018. Hodnett is a six time Thunder Series champion and a nine time feature winner at Grandview.

The 410 sprint pre-entry list includes Rico Abreu, Brent Marks, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, Sammy Swindell, Robert Ballou, Anthony Macri, Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts and Mark Smith to name a few.

Joining the high powered 410 Sprints will be the always exciting 358 NASCAR Modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events leading up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature. Possible modified entries include Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Mike Gular, Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Ryan Watt.

Event sheets and payoff details for both the 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds are posted on the website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. Grandstand admission for this event is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids five and under will be admitted for free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.

Advance tickets for this event are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly, provide you first and last name and the number of tickets you need. There is no need to leave your phone number. Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the Will Call Window after 4:30 PM. With advance tickets, you may enter the grandstands immediately after receiving your tickets. We do ask that you please bring exact change. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM.

The Thunder Series will continue on Tuesday night, August 4 when the USAC National Midgets invade the Hill for the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters also joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with action getting underway at 7:30 PM. On Thursday night, August 27, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprints will bring the party to the Hill with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds being part of this double header on Levan Machine & Truck Night at Grandview.

The Thunder Series will close out 2020 with the Annual October Halloween event on Saturday night, October 17 with the Trick or Treat Triple 20’s for 358 Modifieds joined by the Sportsman with a 6 PM starting time.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever changing and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing and be consideration of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 marks the thirty-first season of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway. Grandview Speedway is a one-third mile high banked dirt oval located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA.

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Levan Machine & Truck Presents:

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

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 31 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 137 events, over $4.8 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, USAC Midgets, 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 58th Anniversary season in 2020. 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.

 

 

Macri makes it two in a row on Valley Supply night at Port Royal Speedway, Sweigart and Hammaker Pick Up Wins as Well

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn- (June 20, 2020)- Entering the 2020 race season, Anthony Macri made it clear that he intended to be a regular at Port Royal Speedway. Coming off a breakout season that saw the young Dillsburg, Pa. native pick up his first career victory at 'The Speed Palace' to go along with a podium finish to close out 2019 against the World of Outlaws, Macri indeed looked ready to take the next step.

However after two races, with racing limited in Central Pennsylvania due to the effects of COVID-19, Macri headed out West to compete with the World of Outlaws and at the Knoxville Raceway. As racing started back up last weekend, Macri came in looking refreshed and ready to go as he picked up the win Sunday to close out a weekend doubleheader.

Saturday night he showed he will be a force to reckon with for the rest of the season as Macri outdueled Dylan Cisney on Valley Supply Open Wheel Madness 1 night to pick up his second consecutive Weikert's Livestock Sprint Car win at the Juniata County oval and another $5000 prize.

"I can't thank Jim (Shuttlesworth) enough as he gives me a slot car here and all I have to do is control the throttle and this thing just rolls around here," said Macri, thanking his crew chief. "We're coming back next for three in a row."

Unlike last week where Macri started on the front row and lead every lap, this week he had to work for it. It was a young-gun front row as Justin Whittal and Jeff Miller led the field to the green flag, with Miller getting the early advantage entering turn 1. However, Whittal pulled under last years Speedway Rookie of the Year on the backstretch to take the lead entering turn three and lead lap one at the line.

Meanwhile it was sixth place starter Cisney and seventh place starter Macri who were making early moves. By lap five Cisney was sitting in the 3rd position and tracking down Miller while Macri was in fifth and battling for fourth.

Four laps later, with Whittal holding a 1.4 second advantage, Cisney used a slide job in turn's 1 and 2 to move into the runner up spot and Macri used the bottom of the track to take 4th at the line. The following circuit Macri passed Miller for third.

Whittal was struggling with lap traffic by lap 12 and after trading slide jobs with Cisney in both corners, Cisney overtook him for the lead on lap 12. Macri was lurking just behind both cars in third, trailing by a nose, and he passed Whittal for the second position in turn three and set his sights on Cisney.

Macri was hot on the tail tank of Cisney over the next two laps. Cisney was able to gain some breathing room as he put a lap car between himself and Macri on lap 15, but the race's only caution flew one lap later for a slowing Brent Marks, wiping out the advantage and setting up a nine lap scramble.

On the restart, Cisney got a good jump on Macri and used the middle of the Speedway to pull away. Two laps later though, Macri made his move as he pulled a slide job in turn's one and two to take the lead. Cisney returned the favor in turn's three and four to briefly retake the lead, but Macri was able to cross under him coming to the line to lead lap 19.

"I was pushing hard in the beginning and I knew it was time to go, " said Macri. "It’s always easier running second in traffic than leading and I was just able to make it work there."

Cisney tried to regroup over then final six laps and was within striking distance of Macri as he pounded the cushion of the speedway trying to dispose of lap traffic. Multiple times in turn's three and four over the final two laps Cisney ducked under Maci, but both times Macri was able to pull away.

When the checkered flag flew it was Macri by 1.120 seconds over Cisney, Whittal, TJ Stutts and Logan Wagner. Wagner got upside down in his heat race and transferred for the feature via the B-Main and was awarded the night's $400 hard charger award courtesy of Valley Supply as he passed 15 cars from his 20th starting position.

Last Saturday's winner Mike Wagner, AJ Flick, Robbie Kendall, Tyler Reeser and weekend invader Brock Zearfoss rounded out the top ten.

"I could hear him back there and I knew he was there," said Macri. "I knew if I messed up at all it was going to get interesting there at the end and I'm glad we could hold on and make it two in a row."

For Cisney, he thought he had the car to beat in clean air and was surprised Macri was able to get by him. However, he was really happy for his sponsor (Valley Supply) to have the top two cars on the front stretch that they sponsor.

"I was a bit surprised when he got by us like that on that restart. The car was just about perfect in clean air and I was rolling the middle good," said Cisney. "The car felt so good and I really didn’t think anyone was going to get us. They're just on a roll right now and it’s nice to have two Valley Supply cars sitting one and two. I just wish it was the other way around."

410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Anthony Macri ($5000) 2. Dylan Cisney 3. Justin Whittal 4. TJ Stutts 5. Logan Wagner 6.Mike Wagner 7. AJ Flick 8. Robbie Kendall 9. Tyler Reeser 10. Brock Zearfoss 11. Blane Heimbach 12. Jeff Miller 13. Jason Shultz 14. Kody Lehman 15. Tyler Bear 16. Brent Marks 17, Lucas Wolfe 18. Drew Ritchey 19, Dan Shetler 20. Gerard McIntyre 21. Tyler Waton 22. George Hobaugh 23. Robert Ballou 24. Dustin Baney

DNQ-Kyle Reinhardt, Jared Esh, Kyle Smith, Ryan Taylor, Curt Stroup, Brie Hershey, Trenton Shaeffer

305 Sprint Cars

Following a disappointing wreck last week in the Penns Valley Meat Market PA Sprint Series/IMCA 305 Sprint Car feature event, 'Nitro' Nick Sweigart got some redemption as he led all 20 laps for his third career victory at the Port Royal Speedway.

"We may have started on the pole but it was anything but easy out there," said Sweigart. "We had a bit of a tough start to begin the season last week so this is a nice way to get redemption and get back on track."

Sweigart and Derek Hauck led the field to the green flag with Sweigart quickly jumping to the extreme top of the Speedway to lead lap 1. Third place starter Jake Frye moved into the runner-up position while 10th place starter and last week's winner Garrett Brad was already to fourth.

By lap six Sweigart held a full straightaway lead on the field and the following lap Bard got by Frye for third using the low line of the speedway. Brad passed his way to second on lap 12 and began to set his sights on Sweigart.

By lap 18, Bard had cut the lead in half as Sweigart was deep in heavy lap traffic. However, Sweigart was too good on the top of the Speedway and Bard was never ever to mount a serious challenge for the lead.

Sweigart took the checkered flag by 1.839 seconds over Bard, Dave Grube, Larry McVay and Hauck. Doug Dodson drove his way from 20th to sixth to earn a $100 hard charger bonus via Penns Valley Meat Market while Frye, Christian Rumsey and Erin Statler and Tom Carberry rounded out the top ten.

"It was a tough track to figure out as I almost spun out a couple times trying to get to the top," said Sweigart. "This place is my favorite track to race at, so I'm just thrilled to be in victory lane again."

Bard thought he had the car to beat and was hoping for a late caution to see if he could've got by Sweigart.

" A caution would've been really nice, but it just wasn't in the cards tonight I guess," said Bard. "I was really good on the bottom, but the lap cars were all running down there and I just couldn’t get comfortable anywhere else to really make a move."

305 Sprint Car Results- 1. Nick Sweigart, 2. Garrett Bard 3. Dave Grube 4. Larry McVay 5. Derek Hauck 6. Doug Dodson 7. Jake Frye 8. Christian Rumsey 9. Erin Statler 10. Tom Carberry 11. John Walp 12. Jeremi Hanson 13. Devin Adams 14. Kassidy Kreitz 15. Greg Dabroski 16. Ken Duke Jr 17. Jared Zionkowski 18. Ron Aurand 19. John Scarborough 20. Cassandra Minium 21. Landon Price 22. Domenic Melair 23. Jason Roush 24. Cruz Kepner 25. Nathan Gramley 26. Peter Dance

DNQ- Josh Spicer, Bob Garvey, Mike Alleman, Kyle Keen, Fred Arnold, Dustin Young, Dave Wickham, Cody Hackenberry, Kristina Pratt, Michael Potts, Jimmy White, Tom Wise, Jake Waters, Dylan Proctor, Brody Adamsky

358 Sprint Cars'

Doug Hammaker pulled off a last corner pass of Brett Wanner on the outside of the Speedway to claim the 358 Summer Series feature event for the second consecutive year.

The win, worth $1500, tied him with his father Dale Hammaker for sixth on the all-time win list at the Speedway in the division.

"I just put the wing to the trunk and went all the way to the top and tried to see what I could make happen," said Hammaker. "I feel bad for Brett as I pretty much did the same thing to him last year, but winning here is special and it means a lot to me."

Wanner and Eric Parker led the field to the green flag and it was Wanner getting the early advantage. However, before any laps could be completed the red flag came out when Colton Hoover went out over the turn three guardrail. He was ok.

Wanner once again took the lead on the restart as he held off a slide job attempt of Parker. Third-place starter Derek Locke moved into the second position one lap later and started tracking down Wanner for the lead.

With Wanner running the middle of track surface and Locke on the bottom, the front two were nose to tail on lap five when a caution came out for a spinning Tyler Templin

On the restart it was Wanner again out front, while Hammaker, who started eighth, was beginning to make his move as he entered the top five in the first turn.

Hammaker moved into fourth position on lap 14 and used the top of the Speedway the following lap in turn's three and four to pass Kevin Nouse for third.

With the leaders nose to tail, Hammaker capitalized and got by Locke for second on the top of the speedway exiting turn four to move into the runner up spot on lap 17.

Two laps later, the final caution of the race fell when Jay Kraut got turned around, setting up a six lap dash for the checkered flag.

Hammaker tried a slide job after the field returned to green flag action, but couldn't make the move stick.

On the white flag lap, Hammaker pulled alongside of Wanner racing to the flag stand and led by a nose. Wanner slid back under Hammaker entering turn one and pulled ahead down the backstretch into turn three.

However Hammaker had the momentum and got to the outside of Wanner exiting turn four and in a drag race to the flag stand took the checkered flag by a margin of .547 second over Wanner, Locke, Nouse and Cody Fletcher.

"I was kind of setting him up those last five laps and I was just hoping it would pay off," said Hammaker. "I wish every track gave us a surface like this as I could really run well anywhere. I love winning in this division and at this track."

For Wanner, it was another disappointment as he led 23 laps and was really hoping to bring home the win.

"It's heartbreaking as I really want to win at this track so bad, but I guess I'll just have to be second best tonight." said Wanner. "We tore up a car a few weeks back and we haven't been able to practice this one at all. To get a second with really no testing, you can’t be too upset I guess."

358 Results- 1 Doug Hammaker ($1500) 2. Brett Wanner 3. Derek Locke 4. Kevin Nouse 5. Cody Fletcher 6. Eric Parker 7. Tyler Brehm 8. Jordan Givler 9. Zach Newlin 10.Chris Frank 11. Justin Foster 12. Matt Findley 13. Steve Ownings 14. John Shewart 15. Ashley Capetta 16. Scott Flammer 17. Zachery Cool 18. Tyler Templin 19. Jay Krout 20. Billy Heltzel Jr 21. Colton Hoover

 

 

Clinton County Speedway Features Sprint Cars for Season Opener

Mill Hall, PA – Heavy rains forced speedway officials at the Clinton County Speedway to cancel their anticipated season opener on Friday, June 19. As a result, the focus will shift to this coming Friday, June 26th to open the speedway for the first time in 2020.

The RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be the featured event for the evening. Several teams have expressed their intent to compete on the 3/8th mile oval. The race will be sanctioned by the Laurel Highlands RaceSaver Sprint Series, however several drivers from the PA Sprint Series and the Allegheny Sprint Series plan to attend.

Some of the drivers planning to compete on Friday are Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver, the father-son team of Dale and Dakota Schweikart of Linden, Tyler Cochran from Williamsport, rookie Driver Matt Tebbs of Williamsport, Scott Lutz of Jonestown, Josh Beamer of Turbotville, and rookie Michael Petock of Bloomsburg. All eight of these drivers participated in a practice session held on June 12th at the speedway.

In addition to the sprint cars, the Pro Stocks, 600 Micro Sprints, 270 Micro Sprints, and 4 Cylinders will be in competition as part of the five-division racing program. All divisions will draw for heat race position and there will be a re-draw for the feature. Gates will open at 5:15pm , with warm-ups at 7pm and racing will begin at 7:30pm.

Spectators will not be required to wear masks, though they are encouraged. Fans are encouraged to practice social distancing and CDC guidelines throughout the night. General Admission has been reduced to $12; Students, Senior Citizens and Military Personnel Admission is $10 with a valid ID and Pit Admission is $30. Fans are encouraged to stay home if they do not feel well.

The speedway is operating under new management. For the latest information about upcoming events, visit the speedway’s website www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow the speedway on FaceBook.

 

 

 

Williams Grove To Open 30th Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series Friday

358 sprints and fireworks part of series kickoff June 26

6/21/20

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the opening race of the 30th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, June 26 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsored by Leffler Energy, gates for the kickoff of the nine-night series open at 5:30 pm.

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

Leffler Energy Night will find the speedweek 410 sprints will competing in time trials, heats and a 25-lap main in the speedweek series opener with the feature paying $5,000 to win.

Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown will again offer $300 as the Fast Tees Fast Time Award to the fastest overall driver in qualifying time trials.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will round out the racing card.

A fireworks display will also be part of the night’s events.

The Williams Grove speedweek opener will be the first race in the 2020 Hoosier Diamond Series of events at the track.

Located in Lancaster, event sponsor Leffler Engery specializes in home heating oil and propane services as well as air conditioning services, equipment, services and repairs.

Learn about Leffler Energy at www.lefflerenergy.com.

Coming up one week later at Williams Grove Speedway, on Friday July 3, the biggest raceof the speedweek series will be staged as the 32nd annual Mitch Smith Memorial is contested.

The stand-alone 410 sprint car race on July 3 will pay the winner the largest prize of speedweek 2020 when it doles out $15,000 to the championi.

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

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

PA Speedweek Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial Is Sunday At Selinsgrove!

305 sprints also race in Sunday special

6/21/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – Selinsgrove Speedway will stage the third race of the 30th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series coming up Sunday night, June 28 at 7:30 pm when the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars compete in the 30-lap Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial, paying $5,099 to win, presented by Middleswarth Potato Chips.

The race is another Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series Event at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The only track that Opperman ever won an oval title at will pay homage to the sprint car racing legend, and his No. 99 car owner Luke "Dick" Bogar Jr. when gates open at 5 pm.

In honor of famed No. 99 Opperman car owner Dick Bogar, the Bogar family is paying an extra $99 to win and $90 to the Opperman/Bogar Memorial hard charger.

The Apache Tree Service 305 sprints are also on the racing program that will begin the Independence Day holiday week.

So far this season, Modern Heritage 410 sprint car winners at the track have been Kyle Reinhardt (May 31) and Freddie Rahmer (June 12).

The Jan Opperman Memorial began at the track in 2002 when Middleburg’s Todd Hestor scored the popular win aboard the Middleswarth Potato Chips No. 7M.

And the list of winner’s of the race is a virtual who’s who of area and national sprint car talent.

The late 2014 loss of Opperman’s car owner, Dick Bogar, found his name joining Oppermans on the memorial race beginning in 2015.

Opperman passed away in 1997.

Subsequent memorial winners have been: Greg Hodnett, 2003, 2011; Fred Rahmer, 2004, 2005, 2008; Doug Esh, 2006; Sean Michael, 2007; Chad Kemenah, 2009; Daryn Pittman, 2010; Lance Dewease, 2012; Brent Marks, 2014; Stevie Smith, 2015; Danny Dietrich, 2016; Rico Abreu, 2017; Lucas Wolfe, 2018; Dylan Cisney, 2019.

The race fell victim to rain in 2013 and has been run as a leg of the wildly popular Pennsylvania Speedweek series since 2005.

California hippie Opperman moved East in the early 1970’s and was hired by Selinsgrove businessman Luke “Dick” Bogar Jr. to drive his now famous orange and white No. 99 in the region and across the nation beginning with the 1972 season.

The team piled up wins across the nation during two and a half seasons together including a mind-numbing 44 checkers in 90 races entered in 1972 to go along with 26 more in 1973.

Opperman and Bogar scored the 1973 Selinsgrove Speedway track title as the only title either men ever etched their names on and that only occurred after the pair opted to strictly focus on Selinsgrove part way through the season while they were amazingly leading Saturday night points at both Selinsgrove and Port Royal Speedways, simultaneously.

Bogar’s ties to the track reach back to the 1940s when his fathers lumber company earned the contract to erect the oval’s historic covered grandstand and as such, Bogar Jr. helped supply the lumber still in use today as well as to dig the post holes and pour the cement that is the foundation of the structure.

Adult general admission for the show is $20 with students ages 12 – 17 admitted for $10. Ages 11 and under are always admitted for FREE at Selinsgrove Speedway.

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

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Selinsgrove Speedway Hosts 8th Kramer Kup This Saturday, Total URC Sprint Purse Worth Nearly $14,000 Posted

Super Late Models and roadrunners also race in first of two nights of weekend oval action

PA Speedweek Is Sunday, FREE Student Night Is Saturday

6/21/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – Two big nights of racing action at Selinsgrove Speedway this weekend get started on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 pm when the Sunbury Eagles Club presents the invading URC Sprints to battle the Pennsylvania Posse 360 sprint stars in the 8th annual Kramer Kup, honoring late track champion Kramer Williamson of Palmyra.

The 8th annual Kramer Kup will offer the winner $3,073 to score the 30-lap main event for the URC 360 sprints while also paying $273 just to start the affair.

The total sprint car event offers a purse of nearly $14,000. There will be NO TIME TRIALS for the Kramer Kup.

The event offers special FREE STUDENT ADMISSION for ages 12 - 17. It will also be York County Racing Club Night at the track.

Joining the URC Sprints on the Sunbury Eagles Club June 27 racing program will be the super late models and the A & A Auto Stores roadrunners.

Selinsgrove Speedway returns to action on Sunday night, June 28 at 7:30 pm with the running of the Middleswarth Potato Chips Pennsylvania Speedweek Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars.

Also racing on Sunday night will be the Apache Tree Service 305 sprints.

Saturday’s Kramer Kup will honor Williamson, who succumbed to injuries sustained in an area racing accident on August 3, 2013.

Williamson was 63 at the time of his passing but he left behind a sterling record including the title of 1978 Selinsgrove Speedway sprint car track champion to go along with 26 career full size sprint car wins at the track.

He also owns one career URC 360 sprint win at the track, scored on July 8, 1995.

Williamson and his synonymous “Pink Panther" No. 73 sprint car were widely recognized around the region and nationally for decades although at times he did pilot other machines.

The memorable driver also recorded three URC Sprint series circuit titles during his career, in 1990, 1991 and in 1995. Williamson currently ranks third on the all-time URC series win list with a total of 67checkered flags.

Among other honors, Williamson scored a Williams Grove Speedway track title in 1976 and he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2008.

Previous winners of the Kramer Kup have been: JJ Grasso, 2013; Mark Smith, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018; Robbie Stillwaggon, 2015; and Ryan Smith in 2019.

Gates for Saturday’s Kramer Kup program will open at 5 pm.

Adult general admission for the show is $20 with students ages 12 – 17 admitted for FREE. Ages 11 and under are always admitted for FREE at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Kids bicycle and big wheel racing slated for the program has been cancelled.

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


~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

FREDDIE RAHMER WINS A THRILLER; Sagi Adds Historic Victory to Resume; Will Walls Wins in Photo Finish

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 27, 2020 (7:30PM) Kevin Gobrecht Memorial for 410 Sprints (PA Speedweek) + Central PA Legends

Monday, June 29, 2020 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints (PA Speedweek)

Saturday, July 4, 2020 (7:30PM) 358 Sprints (Summer Series) + 305 Sprints + 600 Xcel Modifieds + Extreme Stocks

Abbottstown, PA (June 20, 2020) – Freddie Rahmer drove from his 13th starting spot to edge out the race’s hard charger, Brian Montieth, for his second win in as many weeks.

Two young guns shared the front row for the start of the 30-lap feature. Brent Shearer was on the pole with Aaron Bollinger to his outside.

Shearer was out to the lead when the green flag dropped with Bradley Howard battling Bollinger for second. Howard took the spot from Bollinger on the first lap.

Kyle Moody drove to fourth on the first lap from his seventh starting spot while Cale Thomas and Brett Michalski battled for fifth.

With drivers jostling for position behind him, Howard focused on reeling in Shearer for the lead.

The front of the field started to bunch up as they approached lapped traffic which led to some exciting racing.

Bollinger was able to track down Howard to challenge him for second but Howard still had his sight set on the lead. Howard tried a slide job on lap 12 for the top spot but Shearer took it back.

As Howard was fighting Shearer to take the lead from Shearer, Moody was driving door to door with Bollinger on lap 14 for third. Bollinger held the spot.

Howard’s hard work paid off and he drove to the lead on lap 15 with a slide job.

While Howard was reeling in Shearer, Freddie Rahmer was making his way through the field. Rahmer had driven to fifth on lap 16.

The yellow flag flew on lap 17 for Dylan Norris who stopped on the back stretch. Under the yellow Thomas headed to the pits with a front wing issue.

Shearer, Moody, Bollinger and Rahmer lined up behind Howard for the single file restart. Montieth lined up ninth for the restart after starting 23rd.

Shearer drove to the bottom of turn 1 to try and take the lead back from Howard, but Howard wasn’t giving it up.

Rahmer drove to third on the restart while Danny Dietrich was up to fifth from his 17th starting spot.

Dietrich was working the high line as he battled with Moody and Shearer for fourth.

Rahmer pulled a slide job on Howard on lap 22 in turns 1 and 2 for the lead.

Moody followed on next lap and tried sliding Howard for second but couldn’t make it stick.

Rahmer was working his way through lapped traffic while a three car battle for second ensued behind him. Montieth took the spot with a slider on lap 26 in turns 1 and 2.

Montieth caught Rahmer at the flag stand with one lap to go but the move ended up costing him as Rahmer was able to create some distance.

Rahmer beat Montieth to the checkered flag by .334 seconds for his second win in a row. Montieth’s impressive drive from 23rd to second earned him the hard charger honors for the race. Dietrich finished third. Howard held on to finish fourth and Moody crossed the line fifth.

Heat winners were Brent Shearer, Bradley Howard and Brett Michalski.

Sagi Adds Historic Victory to Resume

With his win on Saturday night Alan Sagi has now won in five different decades.

Sagi lined up third for the 20-lap feature behind Doug Weisser and Chad Earnst.

Earnst drove to the lead when the green flag waved. Weisser got to the inside of Earnst in turn 4 to challenge him for the lead but Chad held the position.

The first caution of the race came on lap 1 for Kyle Moser.

Earnst held onto the lead on the restart ahead of Weisser, Sagi, Kurt Zimmerman and DJ Mease.

Mease got under Zimmerman to try and take the fourth spot, but Kurt held the position.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 5. Jed Latshaw was off the pace and tried to exit the track in turn 2 but did not have enough momentum to make it to the pits.

After the caution came out Weisser, who was running second, spun out resulting in a restart from the rear of the field.

Earnst led Sagi, Zimmerman, Mease and Tommy Slanker to the cone for the single file restart.

A battle for the race lead between Earnst and Sagi was just getting underway when the caution came out on lap 8.

Travis Mease, who started 20th, was up to seventh for the restart. Sagi, Zimmerman, Slanker and Craig Wagaman lined up behind Earnst for the second restart of the race.

Slanker was working on the inside of Zimmerman for third and took the spot on lap 11. After making the pass Slanker slid up the track into the wall in turn 1 to bring out the caution.

Travis Mease was running the outside and got by Wagaman to get in to the top five.

Sagi drove under Earnst for the lead coming out of turn 4 but the caution came out before they crossed the start-finish line. The yellow came out on lap 12 for Daniel Garrett who slowed in turn 2.

Travis Mease was driving alongside his brother DJ for the fourth spot. DJ held him off but Wagaman joined the battle and got to the inside of Travis to take fifth.

Sagi got the lead on lap 14 and started to pull away from Earnst.

Wagaman reeled in Earnst and was all over him for second but was not able to make the pass allowing Earnst to pull away.

Sagi crossed the line 2.259 seconds ahead of Earnst for the win. Wagaman finished third. Zimmerman was fourth and DJ Mease held on to finish fifth.

Heat winners for the Limited Late Models were Craig Wagaman and CJ Mease.

Will Walls Wins in Photo Finish

After plenty of side by side racing throughout the 20-lap feature it was only fitting that two drivers were neck and neck at the finish.

Pole-sitter, Eric Tripp took the lead at the start with Ryan Smith getting under Bud Witmer for second. Brian Walls got upside on the back stretch bringing out the red flag before a lap could be completed. Chris Heller was also involved in the incident and was able to rejoin the field.

Tripp raced to the lead on the complete restart with Smith getting under Witmer for second and Greg Diehl following to take third at the line.

Smith drove to the inside of Tripp for the lead and took it coming out of turn 4 on lap 2. Diehl once again followed and got by Tripp on the inside of turn 3 to take second on lap 3.

The caution came out on lap 3 for Dan Hoffman who got turned around in turn 2.

Smith led Diehl, Jasen Geesaman, Tripp and Will Walls to the cone for the single file restart.

Smith led on the restart with Diehl on his bumper. Diehl got to the outside of Smith in turns 1 and 2 but Smith held the position. Smith and Diehl were driving door to door down the back stretch for the lead with Smith beating Diehl back to the line to maintain the lead.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 6 for Zach Myers who got into the inside wall coming out of turn 4.

Once again the leaders were racing side by side with Smith having the advantage over Diehl at the line every time they completed a circuit.

Right behind the leaders there was another side by side race for third between Geesaman and Walls.

With two side by side battles in the top four you could throw a blanket over them as they battled for position.

Smith was holding onto the race lead by inches when Walls got by Geesaman for third lap 13.

After the pass for third Smith got a slight advantage over Diehl and was able to pull away.

Walls looked to the inside of Diehl for second on lap 15 before the caution came out for Dan Hoffman who gets out of sorts in turns 3 and 4.

Smith led Diehl, Walls, Geesaman and Tripp on the restart.

Diehl drove to the top again trying to get the lead leaving the bottom open for Walls to make a move on the inside. Diehl held on to second by inches over Walls at the line on lap 16.

Diehl got high in turns 3 and 4 on lap 17 giving Walls the opening he needed to move into the second spot.

Walls looked to the inside of Smith on the last lap and the two raced side by side to the checkered flag. In the photo finish, Walls beat Smith to the line by mere inches. Diehl crossed the line third. Geesaman finished fourth and Michelle Walls completed the top five.

Next Saturday, June 27, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with Night #2 of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Red Robin. The 410 Sprints will compete in the $9,200 to win Kevin Gobrecht Memorial. The Central PA Legends will also be in action. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, June 20, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($4,000); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 49H-Bradley Howard; 5. 99-Kyle Moody; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 75-Chase Dietz; 11. 16-Matt Campbell; 12. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 13. 12-Brent Shearer; 14. 72-Ryan Smith; 15. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 16. 8-Billy Dietrich; 17. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski; 19. 19m-Landon Myers; 20. 7-Trey Hivner; 21. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 22. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 23. 44-Dylan Norris; 24. 39-Cale Thomas (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Brent Shearer (1-15), Bradley Howard (16-22) & Freddie Rahmer (23-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 39-Cale Thomas; 3. 99-Kyle Moody; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 72-Ryan Smith; 7. 1x-Chad Trout; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 10. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 49H-Bradley Howard; 2. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 19m-Landon Myers; 5. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 73B-Brett Michalski; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 6. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 75-Chase Dietz; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 Sprint B-main (10 laps) - 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 7-Trey Hivner; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway; 10. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 11. 1x-Chad Trout (DNF)

Limited Late Models:

Limited Late Model Feature Finish (20 laps) 1. NINE-Alan Sagi ($700); 2. 85-Chad Earnst; 3. 67-Craig Wagaman; 4. 9a-Kurt Zimmerman; 5. 18-DJ Mease; 6. 116-Travis Mease; 7. 19-Drew Weisser; 8. 68-DJ Groft; 9. 4-John Moser; 10. 17-Doug Legum; 11. 81-Daniel Garrett; 12. NINEx-Ross Leinbach; 13. 33s-Bryon Sipe (DNF); 14. 40-Tommy Slanker (DNF); 15. 25-Jed Latshaw (DNF); 16. 4m-Kyle Moser (DNF); 17. 000-Kyle Lear (DNS); 18. 12-Bobby Beard (DNS); 19. Bernie Beard (DNS); 20. 0-Two; Randy Burkholder (DNS); 21. Terry Gingerich (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Chad Earnst (1-13) & Alan Sagi (14-20)

Limited Late Model Heat 1 Finish (10 laps) 1. 67-Craig Wagaman; 2. 9A-Kurt Zimmerman; 3. 85-Chad Earnst 4. 33s-Bryon Sipe; 5. 4-John Moser; 6. NINEX-Ross Leinbach; 7. 000-Kyle Lear (DNF); 8. 12-Bobby Beard (DNF); 9. X-Bernie Beard (DNF); 10. 4m-Kyle Moser (DNF); 11. 25-Jed Latshaw (DNS)

Limited Late Model Heat 2 Finish (10 laps) 1. 18-DJ Mease; 2. NINE-Alan Sagi; 3. 19-Drew Weisser; 4. 40-Tommy Slanker; 5. 17-Doug Legum; 6. 81-Daniel Garrett (DNF); 7. 68-DJ Groft (DNF); 8. 0-TWO-Randy Burkholder; 9. 6-Terry Gingerich (DNS); 10. 116-Travis Mease (DNS)

Street Stocks

Street Stock Feature Finish (20 laps) 1. 21w-Will Walls ($525); 2. 59-Ryan Smith; 3. 80D-Greg Diehl; 4. 81-Jasen Geesaman; 5. 1w-Michelle Walls; 6. 543-Eric Tripp; 7. 5w-Bud Witmer; 8. 214-Kyle Sizemore; 9. 25-Sam Gallagher; 10. FOUR-Eddie Richards; 11. 37-Jimmy Combs; 12. 72m-Russ Sharp; 13. 18-Chris Transeau; 14. 3D-Shane McQuay; 15. 94m-Zach Myers; 16. 5-Dan Hoffman; 17. x99-Chris Heller; 18. 2w-Brian Walls (DNF); 19. 18-Chris Derr (DNS); 20. 30-Justin Wagaman (DNS); 21. 27-Sam Rial (DNS)

Lap Leaders - Eric Tripp (1), Ryan Smith (2-19), Will Walls (20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 laps) 1. 81-Jasen Geesaman; 2. 80D-Greg Diehl; 3. 59-Ryan Smith; 4. 5w-Bud Witmer; 5. 25-Sam Gallagher; 6. 2w-Brian Walls; 7. 1w-Michelle Walls; 8. 3D-Shane McQuay; 9. 18-Chris Transeau; 10. 5-Dan Hoffman (DNF); 11. 27-Sam Rial (DNF)

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 laps) 1. 21w-Will Walls; 2. 214-Kyle Sizemore; 3. 18-Chris Derr; 4. 543-Eric Tripp; 5. FOUR-Eddie Richards; 6. 94m-Zach Myers; 7. 72m-Russ Shoop; 8. 37-Jimmy Combs; 9. 30-Justin Wagaman (DNF); 10. x99-Chris Heller (DNF)

 

 

Williams Grove Return To Racing Washed Out June 19, Re-Set As Speedweek Opener June 26

6/19/20

Mechanicsburg – After enduring a second hit by a torrential thunderstorm late in the afternoon on Friday, Williams Grove Speedway had no choice but to cancel its return to racing program slated for June 19.

The track had weathered a similar deluge earlier in the afternoon and maintained its plans to race until a second water-laden storm hit nearing the time to open speedway gates.

This sets up the speedway’s return to racing as the opener of the 30th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for 410 sprint cars on Leffler Energy Night, coming up next Friday, June 26 at 7:30 pm.

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

The speedweek 410 sprints will compete in time trials, heats and a 25-lap main in the speedweek series opener with the feature paying $5,000 to win.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will round out the racing card.

Gates for the big race will open at 5:30 pm.

 

 

In an attempt to dispel the multiple rumors going around regarding COVID-19 and Port Royal Speedway.
By- Justin Snyder
PORT ROYAL, Penn. (June 19,2020)- Sunday evening at the Port Royal Speedway an individual complained of having issues keeping warm. Security was called and an ambulance was dispatched to tend to the said person. The individual was tested for possible COVID-19 exposure and was transported via ambulance off the Speedway grounds.
Speedway officials were notified Monday morning that the patient did indeed test positive for COVID-19 and discussions with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Juniata County Emergency Health Service were had to discuss the repercussions and about how to proceed properly.
At the recommendation of the PA Dept. of Health, Speedway officials were advised that they did not need to shut down and that proper protocol was taken in every way. The track was informed that no changes would need made and that the best way to further combat the spread of COVID-19 and possible infection was to continue the practicing of Social Distancing Guidelines recommended by the CDC.
Track officials were further instructed that concession stands did not need to be shut down and that all track operations could continue as normal. However, to further do our part and ensure we are treating this with the utmost respect and responsibility, we have made the decision to close the track food stands for the foreseeable future.
In the meantime, we will sanitize each stand to the highest standards and all food options will be provided via outside sources. Longtime supporters of the Speedway, Packers Concessions, will be on hand with their trailers to help further ensure the safety of our employees, fans, and drivers.
We understand the severity of COVID-19 and want to ensure that all precautions are being taken on our end to allow a safe and enjoyable experience. These are difficult times and we understand that providing honest and upfront information is the only way to proceed.
We want to remind you all to continue to practice social distancing guidelines and that if you do not feel well, for the safety of your fellow race fans, workers, and drivers, to please stay home. We are extremely fortunate to have www.speedshifttv.com providing PPV coverage and you can still catch racing activities from the safety of your home.
From all of us at the Port Royal Speedway and the Juniata County Agricultural Society, we thank you for your continued support and cooperation and look forward to seeing you all at the track.
Please stay tuned to our social media outlets and website www.portroyalspeedway.com for any future updates or changes.

 

30th Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek presented by Red Robin Confirmed; Includes Increased Point Fund

Abbottstown, PA (June 18, 2020) – Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek presented by Red Robin is pleased to announce that all nine races for the 30th annual event have been confirmed. The marquee event is highlighted by the $15,000 to win Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 3. The week also includes two $10,000 to win races, one $9,200 to win race, two $7,000 races and three races with $5,000 on the line.

The 30th Anniversary of the event has an increased point fund and includes an added incentive for drivers to compete in all nine races. The point fund will pay out a total of $17,500; 1. $5,000 2. $3,000 3. $2,000 4. $1,500 5. $1,200 including $1,000 for next 5 highest point finishers who compete in all events. The driver handout can be found on the Speedweek website, www.paspeedweeks.com, and includes information on all nine races.

“With the addition of Red Robin as the presenting sponsor of the 2020 Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week we’re excited to add this incentive for the drivers that compete in all nine shows” said Alan Kreitzer a member of the association. “Red Robin is a great supporter of sprint car racing and this partnership will help to advance the growing popularity and prestige of the PA Speed Week series”.

The 2020 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek is presented by Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group – Red Robin has 21 locations in the Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Southeast and Harrisburg regions. Since 1993, Red Robin has been providing memorable guest experiences and great food.

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

Friday, June 26 - Williams Grove Speedway ($7,000)

Saturday, June 27 - Lincoln Speedway ($9,200)

Sunday, June 28 - Selinsgrove Speedway ($5,000)

Monday, June 29 - Lincoln Speedway ($7,000)

Tuesday, June 30 - Grandview Speedway Inc. ($10,000)

Wednesday, July 1 - Port Royal Speedway ($7,000)

Thursday, July 2 - Hagerstown Speedway ($5,000)

Friday, July 3 - Williams Grove Speedway ($15,000)

Saturday, July 4 - Port Royal Speedway ($10,000)

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

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

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

$10,000 TO WIN 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK HODNETT CUP UP FOR GRABS, 358 MODIFIEDS ON DOUBLE HEADER TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 30 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

The powerful roar of the 410 Sprints will return to the Hill on Tuesday night, June 30 when the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series joins the 358 NASCAR Modifieds in this always thrilling double header at the Grandview Speedway. This will mark the opening event of the 2020 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and $10,000 will go to the winner of the 35 lap 410 Sprint Hodnett Cup. This event is dedicated to the memory of former Thunder on the Hill Champion Greg Hodnett, who lost his life in a racing accident in 2018. The Hodnett Cup is a trophy that belonged to Greg Hodnett and will now carry the name of every winner of the Hodnett Cup. Joining the high powered 410 Sprints will be the always exciting 358 NASCAR Modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events leading up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Event sheets and payoff details for both the 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds are posted on the website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. Grandstand admission for this event is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids five and under will be admitted for free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.

Advance tickets for this event are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly, provide you first and last name and the number of tickets you need. There is no need to leave your phone number. Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the Will Call Window after 4:30 PM. With advance tickets, you may enter the grandstands immediately after receiving your tickets. We do ask that you please bring exact change. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM.

The Thunder Series will continue on Tuesday night, August 4 when the USAC National Midgets invade the Hill for the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters also joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with action getting underway at 7:30 PM. On Thursday night, August 27, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprints will bring the party to the Hill with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds being part of this double header on Levan Machine & Truck Night at Grandview.

The Thunder Series will close out 2020 with the Annual October Halloween event on Saturday night, October 17 with the Trick or Treat Triple 20’s for 358 Modifieds joined by the Sportsman with a 6 PM starting time.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever changing and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing and be consideration of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 marks the thirty-first season of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway. Grandview Speedway is a one-third mile high banked dirt oval located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA.

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Levan Machine & Truck Presents:

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

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 31 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 137 events, over $4.8 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, USAC Midgets, 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 58th Anniversary season in 2020. 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.

 

 

Valley Supply Presents Open Wheel Madness at Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn-Following a weekend doubleheader that signified a return to racing last week at the Port Royal Speedway, racing will once again be in action at the Juniata County facility Saturday, June 20th.

Presented by Valley Supply, it will be Open Wheel Madness 1 as the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars will be joined by the Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars and the annual visit of the 358 Summer Series. The 410 Sprint Cars will be vying for $5000 courtesy of Valley Supply.

Gates will be open at 4pm EST with racing set to begin at 7pm EST. As with last week, all facilities will be accessible and spectators will not be required to wear masks, though they are encouraged, and a limited amount will be available for purchase at the track novelty stands.

All reserved seating will continue to be honored and fans are encouraged to continue to practice social distancing guidelines for the evening and the foreseeable future.If paying with cash, please use exact change and there will be a specific ticket window for credit card purchases. Waivers are not required to attend and hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the speedway grounds. IF YOU DO NOT FEEL WELL, PLEASE STAY HOME. For those who can’t make it, racing will be available via PPV at www.speedshifttv.com

In honor of it being Valley Supply night at the Speedway, there will be several incentives for fans attending, including ‘Cool Towel’s’ for the first 150 fans in attendance and t-shirt giveaways throughout the night.

From 3:30- 4:30 there will ne a meet and greet at the stage area located just behind the speedway ticket booth to meet a trio of Valley Supply drivers. Anthony Macri, Dylan Cisney and Jake Frye will all be signing autographs and have their cars on display for photo opportunities.

Finally, from 3:00-5:00pm Valley Supply will also be selling raffle tickets to win a RTIC Cooler filled with Valley Supply and Race Team merchandise. Also included will be 5 adult tickets to the Speedway, valued at $100, that will be good for use until August 8th. This excludes PA Speedweek races. Fans can purchase their raffle tickets by the stage for 1$/each or 6/5$. All proceeds will go towards the winner’s purse for the night’s feature event.

Valley Supply has been a family owned business for more than 40 years and has been serving the Central PA construction business since 1980 with on time deliveries, knowledgeable employees, and competitive pricing. They provide various products via delivery for all your construction needs and their service covers 80% of Pennsylvania, Northern Maryland, Northeast West Virginia, and Southern New York. They offer a fully stocked showroom in Mechanicsburg, so stop by and visit them for your next delivery or visit them at www.valleysupply.cc

For the 2020 race season at the Speedway, they will also be offering a $200 Hard Charger award weekly to the night’s biggest mover in 410 Sprint Car competition.

Last week in 410 Sprint Car action, it was Mike Wagner and Anthony Macri claiming victories on back-to back nights. For Wagner, it was his first win in six seasons and his 12th career checkered flag at the Speedway. Macri’s triumph was the second of his young career.

In four events this season there have been four different winners in the Weikert’s Livestock division and with $5000 on the line you can be sure many drivers will be looking to make it five. One-time winner in 2020, Lance Dewease enters the weekend with a 25-point advantage in the season standings over two-time defending track champion Logan Wagner. After visiting victory lane five times in 2019, the younger Wagner is looking for his first triumph of 2020. Mike Wagner -45, Dylan Cisney-50 and AJ Flick -85 complete the top five.

Garrett Bard picked up the PASS 305 Feature last week for his third career triumph at “The Speed Palace” and he enters the weekend as the point leader over Dylan Proctor, Doug Dodson, Christian Ramsey and Jared Ziaonkowski. Last year’s champion, Ken Duke Jr., enters the weekend 7th in standings and is looking for his first win of the season in the division.

In 358 Sprint Car competition, this will be the series only visit to the Speedway in 2020. The annual series traditionally has stops at various local speedways and has visited Port Royal the last two seasons with Jeff Halligan (2018) and Doug Hammaker (2019) picking up wins. Mike Lehman is the all-time winningest driver at the Speedway in 358 competition with five victories.

Please stay tuned to our various social media outlets and our website www.portroyalspeedway.com for any potential changes or news and thank you for your continued support!

June 20, 2020- OPEN WHEEL MADNESS 1 Presented by Valley Supply

General Admission - $20

Students- $10

Pit Admission- $30

Gates Open at 4:00pm EST

Racing at 7:00pm EST

 

 

Macri’s Long Haul Pays Off With Win on Back-End of Port Royal Doubleheader; Bard Continues Torrid Start in 305 Competition

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway- PORT ROYAL, Penn. (June 14, 2020) How much is an overnight 927-mile drive from Knoxville, Iowa to the Port Royal Speedway worth in dollars? For Anthony Macri, it is $5000.

Macri made the 14-hour trip worth every penny Sunday night as he picked up his second career Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory over a hard charging Logan Wagner and Brent Marks on the second night of a weekend doubleheader that represented a return to racing for the Juniata County oval post COVID-19.

“On the road you learn to drive hard because those guys take advantage of every inch you give them,” said Macri, who has been racing out west with local racing shut down. “Coming back to Pennsylvania I knew I couldn’t give anybody and inch and that’s just what we did tonight.”

Macri, who set fast time earlier in the night and received $250 courtesy of Packer’s Concessions LLC, lined up on the outside front row alongside of Apollo, Pa. native AJ Flick and he got the early jump at the green flag, making slight contact with Flick entering turn one.

Defending track champion Logan Wagner and Saturday night winner Mike Wagner followed suit as they overtook Flick at the end of the backstretch to move into the second and third spots to complete lap one.

Meanwhile Lance Dewease, who started fifth, moved into fourth on the lap two and he then overtook the elder Wagner for third on lap three.

By lap five, Macri held a 2.6 second advantage over Wagner and Dewease, who were using every inch of the track trying to track him down. Two laps later they cut the distance in half as Macri battled lap traffic.

By lap 12, Wagner was within striking distance of Macri on the high side of the speedway and Dewease was lurking on the bottom. With Macri heavy into lap traffic, it looked like it would be a three-wide battle for the lead entering turn one, but the caution flew for a slowing Tyler Walton, giving Macri some much needed breathing room and clean air.

“It was kind of a struggle for me as I was dealing with tire spin and lap traffic wasn’t playing nice,” said Macri. “I was thrilled to see that caution because I could hear them back there and I knew what I’d have to do on the restart to get it done.”

When green flag action resumed, Logan Wagner made his move as he went to the bottom of the speedway in turn one and he pulled alongside of Macri exiting turn two, only for Macri to again pull away. Two laps later Wagner tried again and this time he was able to complete the pass exiting turn two.

However, Macri would not be denied as he went to the bottom in turn three and excited turn four with the lead again. Wagner made another slide job attempt on lap 19 entering turn one, but he would not complete the pass.

Brent Marks, who also made the overnight trip from Knoxville to Port Royal, found speed on the extreme high side of the Speedway and he moved past Dewease into the third spot the same lap. Two laps later Macri once again found himself in lap traffic, providing Wagner one last shot to pounce.

Wagner built up momentum the last handful of laps and was within striking distance after taking the white flag, but he climbed the fence exiting turn two with his right rear tire, allowing Macri plenty of distance to cruise home to take the checkered flag by a margin of 3.340 seconds.

Wagner, Marks, Dewease and Mike Wagner rounded out the top five with Ryan Smith, Flick, Freddie Rahmer, TJ Stutts and Dylan Cisney completing the top ten. Cisney picked up a $200 hard charger bonus courtesy of Valley Supply for passing the most cars- nine.

“I knew when Logan showed his nose down there in three and four that was probably the place to be,” said Macri. “This track really clicks to my driving style and everything just worked for us tonight.”

For Wagner, who was running second on Saturday before blowing a right rear tire, it was another consistent effort for his team that will pay dividends as he chases a third straight track championship at ‘The Speed Palace’.

“I just got in the wall and used my stuff up,” said Wagner. “I thought when I got by him the clean air would help me, but he got back to the bottom and that the way racing goes. I am just glad for consistent finishes. That’s what wins points championships.”

410 Sprint Car Results (25 laps): 1. Anthony Macri ($5000) 2. Logan Wagner 3. Brent Marks 4. Lance Dewease 5. Mike Wagner 6. Ryan Smith 7. AJ Flick 8. Freddie Rahmer 9. TJ Stutts 10. Dylan Cisney 11. Kyle Reinhardt 12. Paulie Colagiovanni 13. Ryan Taylor 14. Tyler Reeser 15. Dan Shetler 16. Jared Esh 17. Gerard McIntyre 18. Cale Thomas 19. Justin Whittall 20. Kody Lehman 21. Tyler Walton 22. Lucas Wolfe 23. Robbie Kendall 24. Tyler Bear

DNQ: Adrian Shaffer, Anthony Fiore, Justin Barger, Chad Trout, Drew Ritchey, Ricky Dieva, Sye Lynch, George Hobaugh, Jeff Miller

PASS/IMCA Sprint Cars

Continuing to build experience behind the wheel of a 305 Sprint Car, Garrett Bard kicked off his sophomore season by picking up the Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car feature victory in the series first visit to Port Royal Speedway in 2020.

Bard claimed two victories last season at the speedway and after coming from the fourth starting spot to best Dylan Proctor and Doug Dodson by 2.270 seconds Sunday night, he’s looking to best that number this season.

“I really like this place and it’s fun to get up top and run the fence,” said Bard. “I got into the wall a couple times, which happens when you get up there, but it was just a fun race and a great start to the season at Port Royal.”

Proctor and Eric Statler lead the field to the green flag with Proctor getting the early advantage entering turn one. However, Bard was already hot in pursuit as he went from fourth to second in the first turn’s and pulled alongside Proctor on the outside of turn three and lead lap narrowly at the line.

The caution came out before he could pull away though as Devin Adams had mechanical issues on the following circuit. On the restart, Bard took off, but the caution would fall again two laps later as Nick Sweigart got into the turn two fence.

The lap four restart would be Proctor’s best opportunity and he attempted to slide under Bard entering turn 1, but he could not make the move stick and Bard powered away.

On lap 12 Bard hit lap traffic, but with nearly a 2 second advantage over Proctor at his expense, he was able to navigate the slower traffic with ease.

Dodson, who started ninth had moved into a podium spot and was now challenging Proctor for the runner up position. At the completion of the 20-lap event Bard took the checkered flag, his third of the season in the PASS division, over Proctor, Dodson, Christian Rumsey and Jared Zionkowski.

Roger Irvin, Ken Duke. Jr., Landon Price, Eric Statler and Derek Hauck completed the top-10. Hauck passed 11 cars to claim the $100 hard charger award courtesy of Penns Valley Meat Market.

“I was just hoping for things to stay green and if so, I didn’t think anyone had anything for us,” said Bard. “I was just going to keep running the top, keep gaining momentum up there and I knew we’d be ok.”

305 Sprint Car Results- 1. Garrett Bard 2. Dylan Proctor 3. Doug Dodson 4. Christian Rumsey 5. Jared Zionkowski 6. Roger Irvin 7. Ken Duke Jr. 8 Landon Price 9. Eric Statler 10. Derek Hauk (Hard Charger) 11. Fred Arnold 12. Kassidy Kreitz 13. Dave Wickman 14. John Scarborough 15. John Walp 16. Tom Carberry 17. Larry McVay 18. Dylan Smith 19. Kristina Pratt 20. Mike Alleman 21. Peter Dance 22. Andrew Boyer 23. Nick Sweigart 24. Jason Dunn 25. Kyle Keen 26. Devin Adams

DNQ- Ron Aurand, Domenic Melair, Cruz Kepner, Dave Brown, Dustin Young, Robert Garvey, Jay Krout, Chris Kreider, Jason Roush, Jimmy White, Cody Hackenberry, Cale Reigle, Will Brunson, Nathan Gramley, Cassandra Minimum, Josh Spicer, Jake Waters

 

 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

FREDDIE RAHMER SCORES FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON; Fisher Holds Off Hammaker for 358 Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 20, 2020 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + Limited Late Models + Street Stocks

Saturday, June 27, 2020 (7:30PM) Kevin Gobrecht Memorial for 410 Sprints (PA Speedweek) + Central PA Legends

Monday, June 29, 2020 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints (PA Speedweek)

Abbottstown, PA (June 13, 2020) – Freddie Rahmer led the 33-lap feature wire to wire for his first win of the season at Lincoln Speedway. The $5,000 victory came on the 9th Annual Fallen Firefighters Night in Memory of Brandon Little.

Qualifying for the feature event on Saturday night consisted of two sets of heat races for the 410 sprints. The initial heat line up was determined by pill draw with the second heat lining up as an invert of the initial start. Passing points were awarded for each heat with the top six drivers in the point standings redrawing for their feature starting spot. Drivers earned points for passing and lost points for falling back through the field.

The 24-car field saluted the fans by going four-wide before the start of the 33-lap feature.

Rahmer drew the pole in the redraw and had Tim Wagaman lined up to his outside and Chase Dietz and Brian Montieth behind him.

Freddie shot out to the lead with Wagaman holding on to second while Dietz and Montieth battled for third behind him.

While running second Wagaman fell off the pace on lap 6. Tim came to a stop on the front stretch bringing out the first caution of the race. Wagaman utilized the two minute work period and attempted to rejoin the field, but he pulled back into the pits before the restart.

Rahmer was getting ready to enter lapped traffic when the caution came out. Freddie led Montieth, Dietz, Trey Hivner and Tim Glatfelter for the single file restart.

The top line around the track was where Rahmer and Montieth were finding their speed at the front of the field. Dietz, running third, gave the bottom of the track a try but joined the leaders on the top after not making any headway.

Rahmer caught the tail end of the field on lap 12 with Montieth closing in.

Freddie created some distance between Montieth as he maneuvered through lapped traffic. As the leaders worked their way through the field Dietz remained within striking distance of the top two. Dietz was reeling in Montieth when on lap 16 Dietz did a 360 spin in turn 4. Chase maintained his third place spot, but lost ground on Montieth.

Rahmer’s lead was over 4 seconds with 10 laps to go.

After his mishap Dietz was able to hunt down Montieth again to challenge him for the second spot.

The red flag came out on lap 28 for Billy Dietrich who broke an axle and took a tumble in turn 3. Bradley Howard & Tony Fiore went to the pits ending their nights while the red flag was out.

Troy Wagaman Jr. had a left front tire going flat when the red flag came out. Wagaman’s team changed the tire in the pits and he was able to rejoin the field. Wagaman had been running 10th and restarted 11th.

The red flag erased Rahmer's 5.243 second lead over Montieth. Montieth, Dietz, Glatfelter and Ryan Smith lined up behind Rahmer for the restart.

Both Rahmer and Monteith went to the top with Dietz trying out the bottom again. Dietz got a good run off of turn 2 but it still wasn’t enough to take second from Montieth.

Smith continued his charge through the field and took fourth from Glatfelter on lap 29.

Krimes was right there to challenge Glatfelter for fifth and took the spot at the line with two laps to go.

Rahmer took the checkered flag 1.599 seconds ahead of Montieth. Dietz held onto third. Smith, the hard charger, finished fourth from his fifteenth starting spot and Krimes crossed the line fifth.

The first set of heat winners for the 410 sprints Chase Dietz, Glenndon Forsythe and Tim Wagaman. After the line ups were inverted the second set of heat were won by Chad Trout, Freddie Rahmer and Brian Montieth.

Fisher Holds Off Hammaker for 358 Victory

Scott Fisher pulled double duty on Saturday night running in both the 410 and 358 sprint divisions. With the double heat format and running both the B-main and feature in his 410, Fisher had already driven 72 laps before hitting the track for the 358 20-lap feature (Fisher finished the 410 feature one lap down).

Fisher lined up on the outside of pole-sitter, Brett Strickler. Todd Rittenhouse Jr. who won the first two features of the season lined up sixth.

The 358 drivers saluted the fans and honored the memory of Brandon Little by going four-wide before the feature.

Strickler took the lead when the green flag dropped but the yellow came out before a lap was in the books. Jacob Balliet came to a stop in turn 4 and headed to the pits ending his night.

The field lined up behind Strickler and Fisher for a complete restart.

This time Fisher shot out to the lead with Strickler running second and Rittenhouse in third.

Fisher and Strickler were running the bottom line while Rittenhouse was working the top as he challenged Strickler for second. Rittenhouse took second from Strickler at the line on lap 2. Doug Hammaker followed and took third on lap 3.

The caution flag flew on lap 3 for Steve Owings and Kenny Kuhn who got together in turns 3 and 4. Owings rejoined the field.

Fisher led Rittenhouse, Hammaker, Strickler and Matt Findley to the cone for the single file restart.

Fisher drove to the bottom on the restart with Rittenhouse and Hammaker on his tail. Rittenhouse was running the outside while Hammaker ran the bottom as they battled for second.

Hammaker tried a slide job on Rittenhouse in turn 4 and took second on lap 4.

Fisher had a .951 second lead at the half way point as he caught the tail end of the field.

Hammaker closed the gap and caught Fisher as he worked through lapped traffic. Fisher slammed the door in turn 4 as Hammaker tried to make the pass for the lead on the bottom.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 13. This time it was for Billy Heltzel as he stopped on the front stretch with fuel leaking inside the car. Heltzel headed to the pits ending his night.

Hammaker, Rittenhouse, Strickler and Findley lined up behind Fisher for the restart.

Fisher got to the bottom of turn 1 with Hammaker on his outside challenging for the lead. Fisher got a smooth run off of turn 2 allowing him to hold onto the top spot.

Hammaker moved to the bottom and watched Fisher pull away. With four laps to go the field reset after another caution. Jordan Strickler got spun around in turns 3 and 4.

Once again Fisher followed the bottom line through turns 1 and 2 with Hammaker looking to the outside. Fisher held on to the lead and beat Hammaker to the checkered flag by .977 seconds. Rittenhouse crossed the line third. Brett Strickler finished fourth and Cody Fletcher completed the top five.

Heat winners for the 358 sprints were Steve Owings, Todd Rittenhouse Jr. & Doug Hammaker.

Next Saturday, June 20, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint, Limited Late Models and Street Stocks. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, June 13, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (33 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($5,000); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 72-Ryan Smith; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 5-Tyler Ross; 9. 99-Kyle Moody; 10. 7-Trey Hivner; 11. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 12. 39-Cale Thomas; 13. 59-Jim Siegel; 14. 44-Dylan Norris; 15. 1X-Chad Trout; 16. 73B-Brett Michalski; 17. 14T-Tyler Walton; 18. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher; 20. 7-Ed Aikin; 21. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 22. 91-Tony Fiore (DNF); 23. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF); 24. 5E-Tim Wagaman

Lap Leaders – Freddie Rahmer (1-33)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 39-Cale Thomas; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 1X-Chad Trout; 9. 14T-Tyler Walton; 10. 15B-Mark Bitner; 11. 59s-Steve Wilbur

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 7-Trey Hivner; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard; 6. 72-Ryan Smith; 7. 44-Dylan Norris; 8. 27G-Jay Galloway; 9. 15c-Kurt Conklin; 10. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 2. 99-Kyle Moody; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. Jim Siegel; 7. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 8. 7-Ed Aikin; 9. 91-Tony Fiore (DNF); 10. 12-Brent Shearer (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 39-Cale Thomas; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski; 8. 14T-Tyler Walton; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 15-Mark Bitner; 11. 59s-Steve Wilbur (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 7-Trey Hivner; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 27G-Jay Galloway; 9. 15-Kurt Conklin; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Six Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 99-Kyle Moody; 7. 91-Tony Fiore; 8. 7-Ed Aikin; 9. 12-Brent Shearer; 10. 16A-Aaron Bollinger

410 Sprint B-main (10 laps) - 1. 73B-Brett Michalski; 2. 21T-Scott Fisher; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton; 5. 91-Tony Fiore; 6. 7-Ed Aikin; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway; 8. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 9. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 10. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 11. 15-Kurt Conklin (DNF); 12. 15-Mark Bitner (DNF); 13. 12-Brent Shearer (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprints:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 21T-Scott Fisher ($1,350); 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 4. 38-Brett Strickler; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 99-Zachary Cool; 9. 11H-Hayden Miller; 10. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 11. 23-Justin Foster; 12. 21-CJ Tracy; 13. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 14. 34-Mark VanVorst; 15. 35-Steve Owings; 16. 511-John Sharpe; 17. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 18. 4R-Zane Rudisill; 19. U2-Billy Heltzel (DNF0; 20. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); 21. 5A-Zachary Allman (DNF); 22. 22-Jacob Balliet (DNS); 23. 00-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNS); 24. Wyatt Hinkle (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Scott Fisher (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 laps) 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 00-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 11H-Hayden Miller; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 21-CJ Tracy; 8. 34-Mark VanVorst

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 laps) 1. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 2. 38-Brett Strickler; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 5. 23-Justin Foster; 6. 511-John Sharpe; 7. 2-Kody Hartlaub (DNF); 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 laps) 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 21T-Scott Fisher; 4. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 5. 4R-Zane Rudisill; 6. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 7. 22-Jacot Balliet; 8. U2-Billy Heltzel; 9. 5a-Zachary Allman (DNS)

 

 

Mike Wagner Turns Back The Clock to Get First Win Since 2014; Satterlee and Yoder Pick Up Late Model Wins in First Port Royal Races Since COVID-19 Shutdown

By- Justin Snyder

Port Royal Speedway - PORT ROYAL, Penn (June 14, 2020) -Mike Wagner capped off a return to racing for the Port Royal Speedway by picking up his first Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car win at the Speedway since 2014, leading all 25 laps enroot to a $5000 payday courtesy of Packer Concessions LLC.

While the race fans have waited 91 days as a result of COVID-19 for racecars to grace 'The Speed Palace' clay, Wagner had been waiting nearly six years to find his way back to victory lane in what the Harrisonville, Pa driver described as one of the longest droughts of his career.

"Man we needed that. This is probably the longest I've went without winning in quite a while," said Wagner in front of friends, family and crew. "I got a new sponsor this year in Mc Mcgee and he believes in me and put money into the car. I needed to win for him and all of these guys who work on the car and this is just really cool."

Wagner drew the pole for the feature and got the early jump at the green flag, pulling away from New York native Paulie Colagiovanni and Speedway regular TJ Stutts.

As he set the early pace on the outside of the track, his son and defending Speedway track champion Logan Wagner, was making it known that he'd be a contender as he pulled a slide job entering turn three to move from sixth to fourth on lap two.

With Wagner holding a nearly two second lead by lap six, all eyes were on the next three cars as they battled under a blanket for the runner up position. Logan seized his opportunity on lap nine as he slid both Colagiovanni and Stutts entering turn three to take second.

However, the father and son podium hopes would be dashed as Logan Wagner blew a right rear tire in turn 1 two circuits later, sending him to the pits and bunching up the cars again. He would rejoin the field after replacing the tire under caution.

On the restart, Stutts showed his muscle as he slid under Colagiovanni entering turn 1 and pulled alongside of Wagner for the lead, only for Wagner to pull back ahead down the backstretch. Stutts tried the move again in turns three and four two laps later, but Wagner once again showed he wasn't going to be denied as he pulled away to lead.

Fifth-place starter Jeff Halligan, a rookie in the Sprint Car division this season, had moved into third on lap 11 and he passed Stutts coming to the white flag to take the runner up spot. However it was too late as Wagner crossed the finish line with a 2.060 second advantage for his 12th career victory at the Speedway.

Halligan picked up the runner up spot over Stutts, Lance Dewease (started 16th) and Colagiovanni rounded out the top five. Robbie Kendall, Ryan Taylor, Jared Esh, Dylan Cisney and Logan Wagner rounded out the top 10.

"It sure feels good. I’d just like to do it for these guys," said Wagner, in what was a popular win for fans. "Starting up front, we were just going stay there until we had to move and hopefully we can do it more this year."

For Halligan, it was a career best finish at the Speedway for the young gun who in recent seasons made his name in the 358 Sprint Car division. He believed he had a car capable of winning, but knew that track position was going to be important.

"I really felt like if we would've had a better start or even five more laps we might have had something for them," said Halligan. "This means a lot to us and we're getting around here pretty good so hopefully next time we can be sitting on that stage one spot better."

Sprint Car Results- 1. Mike Wagner ($5000), 2. Jeff Halligan 3. TJ Stutts 4. Lance Dewease 5. Paulie Colagiovanni 6. Robbie Kendall 7. Ryan Taylor 8. Jared Esh 9. Dylan Cisney 10.Logan Wagner 11. Jeff Miller 12. Blane Heimbach 13. AJ Flick 14. Nicole Bower 15. Kyle Reinhardt 16. Dan Shetler 17. Tyler Reeser 18. Lucas Wolfe 19.Gerrard McIntyre 20. Kody Lehman 21.Joey Hershey 22.Drew Ritchey 23.Kevin Nouse 24. Tyler Bear

DNQ- Ricky Dieva, Steven Downs, George Hobaugh, Richard Cisney, Dale Blaney, Steve Buckealter, Justin Whittal, Michael Bauer, Curt Stroup, Steve Surniak, Jason Shultz, Mike Walter II, Trenton Sheaffer, Jonathon Jones,Sye Lynch, Dustin Baney, Justin Barger

Super Late Models

Gregg Satterlee picked up his fifth career River Valley Builders Super Late Model victory at the Port Royal Speedway, leading 24 laps to claim the $2500 winner's prize over a charging Rick Eckert and Trevor Feathers.

"I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time we won here, but it feels like it's been a while," said Satterlee. "You have got to be good here to win, so it says we are doing something right and I'm pretty proud of this one."

Scott Flickinger and Marvin Winters led the field to green with Flickinger jumping out to early lead. Satterlee, who started fourth, had moved into second by the completion of lap one and he slid under Flickinger entering turn 1 and exited turn 2 with the lead before the caution flew for a slowing Kyle Lee, negating the pass.

On the restart though, Satterlee would not be denied as he pulled under Flickinger exiting turn 2 and powered down the backstretch to lead lap two. Feathers, who started fifth moved into the third position on lap three and seventh starting Eckert followed to fourth.

One lap later Eckert slid under Feathers to take third and by lap five he slid into the runner up position, bringing Feathers along for the ride.

Meanwhile, Satterlee was out to a half straightaway lead. He approached lapped traffic on lap 13 and was having issues getting by the lap cars, allowing Eckert and Feathers to close the gap in half.

Knowing he couldn’t afford to be patient much longer, Satterlee got creative in passing the lap cars, moving all over the track in search of room. With five laps to go he held a 1.697 second lead over Eckert and it would never get closer.

He took the checkered flag by 2.857 seconds over Eckert, Feathers, Jason Covert (11th place starter) and Marvin Winters. Michael Norris, Flickinger, Colton Flinner, Bryan Bernheisel and Mike Lupfer rounded out the top 10.

"We haven't gotten to race much here lately, so I feel like we haven't been all that good really," said Satterlee. "I was kind of just riding behind those lap cars and I knew Rick was coming and I needed to start moving. If I was going to lose, it wasn't going to be sitting behind lap cars waiting for sure."

For Eckert, he knew track position would be key and that with limited cautions he'd need some help to get the win.

"We were really good all night but the re-draw just didn’t work out for us in terms of starting spot." said Eckert. "I think Gregg was just as good as us and maybe even better, so I can’t really complain. We'll take a podium finish and move onto the next one."

Super Late Model Results- 1. Gregg Satterlee ($2500), 2. Rick Eckert, 3.Trevor Feathers, 4.Jason Covert 5.Marvin Winters 6.Michael Norris 7.Scott Flickinger 8.Colton Flinner 9.Bryan Bernheisel 10.Mike Lupfer 11.Gary Stuhler 12.Justin Weaver 13.Ross Robinson 14.Tim Wilson 15. Dillan Stake 16. Dylan Yoder 17. Kenny Moreland 18. Andy Haus 19. Kyle Lear 20. Tim Smith Jr. 21. Austin Berry 22.Shaun Jones 23. Roy Deese 24. Kyle Lee

DNQ- Matt Cosner, Nick Dickson, Chad Myers, George Dixon Jr.,Kody Lyter, Chris Casner, Gene Knaub, Jason Miller

Limited Late Models

Andrew Yoder picked right off where he left off 2019 as he picked up the win in Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model action in commanding fashion over Dillan Stake and Ryan Zook.

The win was his eighth career in the division and continues a dominance of the division that saw him pick up the track championship last season.

"I just love this place so much and I can’t really explain things other than we have a really great set-up and car," said Yoder. "Sometimes it’s almost unbelievable how great this car is and I'm excited to keep going this year."

Devin Frey and Shawn Shoemaker led the 21-car field to the green flag with Frey taking the early lead over third place starter Stake. Meanwhile Yoder, who started sixth moved into third at the completion of lap one.

Still using the high side, Yoder next overtook Stake and then Frey to take the lead exiting turn four to lead lap two. By lap four, Stake was back into the second spot and Zook had advanced from his ninth starting spot to take third.

Stake tried to pull a slide job on Yoder on lap three, however he couldn't make it stick and settled back into second. The first of two cautions came out on lap four as Chase Bowsman got turned around in turn three.

On the restart Yoder once again powered off into the lead and by lap 12 when he reached lap traffic, he held a nearly full straightaway lead on Stake. The final caution came out one lap later as Brad McGinnis came to a stop on the front stretch.

On what would be the final restart of the night, Yoder once again took off and Stake and Zook would be left to battle it out for second. Yoder took the checkered flag by 3.996 second over Stake, Zook, Devin Hart and Todd Snook.

Derick Garman, Craig Wagaman, Drew Weisser, Frey and Matt Parks rounded out the top ten.

"We could run all over the track which is great after two features already ran and speaks loudly of the surface here," said Yoder. "Whether it was on the top or the bottom, there wasn’t anywhere where I felt like I couldn’t go."

For Stake, he thought his best shot was the slide job early in the race and felt once Yoder found the bottom of the track he was racing for runner up.

"I had one shot at him with the slider attempt and I just couldn't stick it and he was gone after that," said Stake. "He kind of snookered us all going to the top on te intial start and I thought we might be able tyo get back by him on the bottom, but he moved won on us on that restart and it was over. He's the reason we're trying to get better and I guess we're not there yet."

Limited Late Model Results- 1. Andrew Yoder ($1000), 2. Dillan Stake 3. Ryan Zook 4. Devin Hart 5.Todd Snook 6. Derick Garman 7.Craig Wagaman 8. Drew Wiesser 9.Devin Frey 10.Matt Parks 11.Eric Hohol 12.Casey Steinhoff 13.David Latsha 14.Shawn Shoemaker 15.Kenny Yoder 16.Jared Fulkroad 17.Doug Ishler 18.Chase Bowsman 19. Ethan Beason 20. Brad McGinnis

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Freddie Rahmer Gets First Of Selinsgrove Career In 410 Sprints Friday, Andrew Yoder Wins Limited Late Models

 6/12/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville wired the field for the 25-lap Modern Heritage 410 sprint car win at Selinsgrove Speedway on Friday night, taking home $4,000 for his first victory of the season anywhere and the first of his career at the Snyder County oval.

In the 20-lap limited late model main, Andrew Yoder of Selinsgrove took the win, worth $1,200.

The initial start of the 410 sprint car main was red-flagged when Steve Buckwalter turned over at the exit of turn two.

But before that happened, polesitter Rahmer drove low through the turns and watched as Kyle Reinhardt whipped to his outside through the turns, threatening to surge ahead and into control.

So when Rahmer got a second chance at the start after the red, he stayed higher around the oval in the first and second turns, thwarting Reinhardt’s advances in order to hold control.

Rahmer began lapping cars with six away, allowing Reinhardt to close down some of his advantage over the field but a caution with 10 laps completed for a stopped Mike Walter II. cleared the track for Rahmer on the restart.

Walter had been running a strong fourth before his misfortune.

Rahmer was able to get away when action resumed while Brian Montieth and 11th starter Blane Heimbach battled for fourth with Heimbach taking the spot on lap 11.

The pair battled for the spot for the remainder of the race before Montieth finally returned the favor with just one lap to go.

The leader meanwhile had entered traffic again with six laps to go but this time Reinhardt wasn’t able to run him down, instead settling for second, 1.691 seconds behind at the finish while flirting with the outside rail in the third turn.

Rahmer became the 195th different super sprint car winner in the history of the track.

Jeff Halligan of Ephrata drove a steady race the entire distance to hold third place to the finish.

Heimbach settled for fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Justin Barger, Lucas Wolfe, Cale Thomas, Chase Dietz and Ryan Smith.

Twin heats went to Rahmer and Reinhardt.

Shawn Miller led the first two laps of the limited late model main before a caution flag bunched the field with Andrew Yoder restarting second.

Yoder blasted under Miller when action resumed in the first turn and drove up across the track to take Miller’s line away in the second turn.

After that, Yoder withstood several restarts with Miller giving chase however Miller failed to challenge for the win.

The race was stopped twice, once for a five-car crash in the third turn on lap 13 and again on a restart when a piece of debris struck the assistant flagman.

Yoder took the win by 1.883 seconds over Miller, Kevin Probst, Jared Fulkroad and Devin Hart.

Sixth through 10th went to Tommy Slanker, Craig Wagaman, Doug Ishler, Matt Murphy and John Schoch.

Brad Mitch was credited with 13th although he originally crossed the line in fifth before coming up light in post race inspection.

Heats went to Ryan Zook, Miller and Todd Snook.

Feature Finishes, 6/12/20

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Freddier Rahmer, 2. Kyle Reinhardt, 3. Jeff Halligan, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Blane Heimbach, 6. Justin Barger, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Cale Thomas, 9. Chase Dietz, 10. Ryan Smith, 11. TJ Stutts, 12. Kyle Moody, 13. Jared Esh, 14. Curt Stroup, 15. Dylan Cisney, 16. Mike Walter II., 17. Dustin Baney, 18. Steve Surniak, 19. Steve Buckwalter

DNS: Brad Howard

Limited late models, 20 laps: 1. Andrew Yoder, 2. Shaun Miller, 3. Kevin Probst, 4. Jared Fulkroad, 5. Devin Hart, 6. Tommy Slanker, 7. Craig Wagaman, 8. Doug Ishler, 9. Matt Murphy, 10. John Schoch, 11. Jake Buck, 12. Brad Mitch, 13. Mike Smith, 14. Scott Dunham Jr., 15. Randy Croop, 16. Kyle Bachman, 17. Todd Snook, 18. Ethan Beasom, 19. Ryan Zook, 20. Zach Kauffman

DNS: Jim Yoder

 

 

Williams Grove Speedway Resumes Season Friday, June 19 With 410 And 358 Sprint Cars

Track will host super late models and 358 sprints August 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6/9/20

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will resume the 2020 racing season coming up this Friday, June 19 at 7:30 pm when it hosts a Yellow Breeches 500 event for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints and the first race of the season for the HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint cars.

Gates will open at 5:30 for the event.

The race will be the first at the track since March 15 when invader Carson Macedo picked up the opening day sprint car laurels.

The show will be available for live pay per view purchase via DIRTvision.

The 25-lap sprint car main will pay $3,680 to win and $500 just to start as a Yellow Breeches event.

Drivers will draw for starting position in the heat races.

The 358 sprints will race for extra purse in a 25-lap main as part of a Summer Series contest for the division.

The Fan Appreciation aspect of the program is being postponed with a possible make-up date in the offing.

Management asks that all fans employ safe practices when attending this week’s program for the safety of those not at the track for those that you may go home to and for the benefit of those most at risk both at home and who attend on Friday.

Fans should bring exact change with them as an additional measure to limit contact points with employees and to wear a mask while standing in admission lines. If you are not wearing a mask, we respectfully assume it is due to a medical condition.

Ticket pricing is $16 for general admission, $10 for students (12-17 with ID) and $30 for a pit pass.

Concession stands will be in operation.

In other speedway news, Williams Grove Speedway has announced that it will be in action on Friday, August 14 with a two-division show of super late models and HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprints.

The late models will compete in a program as part of the 2020 Civil War Super Late Model Series – North vs. South between Williams Grove and Selinsgrove Speedways as presented by Modern Heritage and RBS Auto & Trailer 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.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway to Host Both Juniata and East Juniata High School Graduation Ceremonies

By- Justin Snyder/ Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Penn- On behalf of the Juniata County Agricultural Society and the Port Royal Speedway Promotional Team, we are proud to host the 2020 commencement ceremonies for both the Juniata and East Juniata High School’s on Tuesday June 16th.

In the case of inclement weather, there is a rain date scheduled for June 17th. Ceremonies for the East Juniata High School class of 2020 will begin at 5:30pm EST and the Juniata High School Class of 2020 will follow at 7:30pm EST.

The front stretch grandstands will be open for ticket holding family members and friends to watch as the Class of 2020 receive their diplomas and walk across the stage. We encourage everyone to continue to practice proper social distancing guidelines as well for the duration of the event.

In early April, as it became apparent that graduation ceremonies would be impacted because of COVID-19, we offered up the Speedway grounds to both schools as a safe and logical solution to the problem. In a resounding decision, students voted yes to the proposal and the stage was set to host the event.

“The people of Juniata County support the Port Royal Speedway in such a large turnout each year and we fully recognize the sacrifice this community has made during tough times,” said the Port Royal Speedway Promotional Team. “One of the biggest focuses we have as a track is to continue to support the youth and we wanted to do our part to ensure they know how much we value them.”

“Thousands of fans grace our grandstands yearly in anticipation of the waving of the checkered flag at the end of night. While we have some big events and have received national acclaim, this will be by far our biggest honor of our season,” they added. “We are grateful and excited to help wave the checkered flag on the high school careers of the dedicated students of both the Juniata and East Juniata High School’s as they head off into the next chapter of life.”

We ask that all spectators remain on the front stretch grandstand areas and only students will be permitted in the tunnel/infield grounds during the duration of the ceremonies.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL ANTICIPATES GREEN FLAG, 2020 SEASON TO OPEN TUESDAY, JUNE 30 WITH SPEED WEEK 410 SPRINT HODNETT CUP & 358 MODIFIEDS

It has been a long wait, but the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series should finally open and will showcase one of the premier events of the series, Speed Week for the 410 Sprints plus 358 NASCAR Modifieds, taking place at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 30. The show will start at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. The 410 sprints will take part in Time Trials, heat race events and a “B” Main leading up to the 35 lap Hodnett Cup feature event. For the 358 NASCAR Modifieds, they’ll be competing under their weekly rules and will qualify through heat race events, a consolation and a 30 lap main event that will carry NASCAR points.

Event sheets and payoff details for both the 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds are posted on the website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. Grandstand admission for this event is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids five and under will be admitted for free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required. For questions on this event please feel free to call 443 513 4456.

The Thunder Series will continue on Tuesday night, August 4 when the USAC National Midgets invade the Hill for the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters also joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with action getting underway at 7:30 PM. On Thursday night, August 27, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprints will bring the party to the Hill with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds being part of this double header on Levan Machine & Truck Night at Grandview.

The Thunder Series will close out 2020 with the Annual October Halloween event on Saturday night, October 17 with the Trick or Treat Triple 20’s for 358 Modifieds joined by the Sportsman with a 6 PM starting time.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever changing and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing and be consideration of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 marks the thirty-first season of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway. Grandview Speedway is a one-third mile high banked dirt oval located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA.

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Levan Machine & Truck Presents:

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

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 31 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 137 events, over $4.8 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, USAC Midgets, 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 58th Anniversary season in 2020. 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.

 

 

 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

CISNEY FIRST TO SCORE SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON; Rittenhouse Makes it Two for Two

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 13, 2020 (7:30 PM) 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win) + 358 Sprints

Saturday, June 20, 2020 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + Limited Late Models + Street Stocks

Abbottstown, PA (June 6, 2020) – Dylan Cisney led wire-to-wire for his second win of the season and his second career win at Lincoln Speedway. With his win on Saturday night, Cisney was the first driver with a repeat win at the track in 2020.

Cisney started on the pole of the 30-lap feature with Glenndon Forsythe lined up on his outside.

Cisney shot out to the lead while a battle for third ensued between Dalton Dietrich, Kyle Moody and Dylan Norris.

Dietrich emerged victorious and took the third spot with Moody settling into fourth when the red flag came out before the first lap was completed. Chad Trout, last week’s winner, ended up on his side in turn 4. Scott Fisher, Tim Glatfelter, Freddie Rahmer and Brian Montieth were also involved in the incident. Rahmer, Glatfelter & Montieth rejoined the field after a visit to the pit area. Fisher also rejoined the field after pushing off from the accident scene.

Cisney and Forsythe paced the field for the restart. Cisney got out to the lead again and this time the battle was for fourth as Troy Wagaman Jr challenged Moody for the spot.

Moody had his sight set on third despite the charge from Wagaman Jr. Moody and Dietrich raced wheel to wheel at the line on lap 2 with Dietrich holding on to third. Moody wasn’t going away and ran the top around the track to take the third spot on lap 3 from Dietrich.

Tim Wagaman wasn’t far behind and got by Dietrich on the inside of turns 1 and for fourth on lap 4. Wagaman Jr followed moving into the top five on lap 5.

Cisney caught the tail end of the field on lap 8 with a 2.592 second lead over Forsythe. Cisney was able to increase his lead in lapped traffic.

Wagaman reeled in Moody and a battle for third was underway with both drivers running the top line around the 3/8th mile oval.

Forsythe, Moody and Wagaman, running second, third and fourth, were under a blanket mid-way through the 30-lap feature. All three drivers were running the top line around the track.

The caution flag flew on lap 18 for Freddie Rahmer who caught the wall in turn 3 after running three wide down the back stretch with Jim Siegel and Montieth. The three were running for the 17th spot.

Cisney led Forsythe, Moody, Wagaman and Wagaman Jr. to the cone for the single file restart. Cisney drove through the middle of turns 1 and 2 with Forsythe going to the top on the restart. Moody ran the bottom trying to gain on Forsythe with Wagaman on his bumper.

Moody was getting a good run off of turn 2 but Forsythe was the better car coming out of turn 4.

Lap 24 saw another yellow flag when Cale Thomas got turned around in turn 4.

The field lined up for the restart with six laps to go. The top five were Cisney, Forsythe, Moody, Wagaman and Wagaman Jr.

Current point-leader Brandon Rahmer got under Chase Dietz for sixth in turns 1 and 2 on the restart. Cisney maintained the lead and had a 1.103 second advantage over Forsythe with five laps to go.

Cisney raced to the checkered flag 3.034 seconds ahead of Forsythe. Moody crossed the line third. Wagaman finished fourth and Wagaman Jr. rebounded from a mechanical failure the week before for a fifth place finish.

Heat winners for the 410 sprints were Dylan Cisney, Dalton Dietrich, Glenndon Forsythe and Tyler Walton. Jeff Halligan was the hard charger in the main event advancing 11 spots from his 23rd starting spot to finish 12th.

Rittenhouse Makes it Two for Two

Rittenhouse lined up fourth for the 20-lap feature on Saturday night. After starting on the pole last week and leading wire-to-wire, Rittenhouse would have to find a way to the front of the field to land in victory lane.

Tim McClelland lined up on the pole with Dave Brown to his outside. Rittenhouse shared the second row with 358-rookie Zachary Newlin.

McClelland had the lead at the line with Brown close behind. Brown took the lead racing through turns 1 and 2 but the red flag came out before the first lap was in the books. Brett Wanner flipped in turn 1 with Dylan Orwig and Hayden Miller also involved in the incident.

Despite a strong start Dave Brown headed to the pit area during the red. Brown’s loss was Newlin’s gain as he lined up on the outside of row 1 for the complete restart. Brown was able to rejoin the tail end of the field.

McClelland started strong with Newlin following him on the bottom. Alyson Dietz was up to third, but Rittenhouse took the spot at the line and immediately went to work on Newlin for second.

After making two starts in his 410 sprint car, Doug Hammaker was back running his 358 sprint and had made his way up to fourth from his ninth starting spot when the caution came out again on lap 2. Alyson Dietz who was running fifth got spun around in turns 1 and 2.

Once again McClelland took the lead on the restart while a three car battle for third was underway between Newlin Rittenhouse and Hammaker.

Rittenhouse got second from Newlin right before the caution came out again on lap 3. The yellow was for Brett Strickler who spun out in turn 3.

McClelland paced the field and led Rittenhouse, Newlin, Hammaker and Matt Findley to the cone for the single file restart.

Rittenhouse went to the top of the track to challenge for the lead while Newlin held off Hammaker as he challenged for the third spot.

Rittenhouse drove to the top again in turns 1 and 2 and took the lead from McClelland coming out of turn 4 on lap 4.

Newlin held onto third running the bottom with Hammaker all over him for the spot. Hammaker got by Newlin for third coming on lap 6 coming out of turn 4.

Hammaker caught McClelland as Rittenhouse entered lapped traffic halfway through the race.

Hammaker was all over McClelland as they both worked on getting by a lapped car. Hammaker got the spot but the caution came out on lap 13 for Hayden Miller who got spun around in turns 3 and 4.

The caution erased Rittenhouse’s three second lead over McClelland.

The top five for the restart were Rittenhouse, McClelland, Hammaker, Newlin and Findley.

Hammaker tried the outside to get by McClelland for second but the bottom kept working for McClelland’s number 6 machine.

Hammaker was riding the edge throwing everything he had at McClelland and lost some of his momentum with four laps to go. Even with limited laps remaining, Hammaker reeled McClelland in once again. On the final lap in the final turns Hammaker made one last ditch effort to get by McClelland but ending up spinning out and was scored 21st.

Heat winners for the 358 sprints were Matt Findley, Tyler Ross, Dave Brown & Doug Hammaker.

Next Saturday, June 13, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 and 358 sprint cars for the Fallen Firefighters Night in Memory of Brandon Little. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, June 6, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 5-Dylan Cisney ($4,000); 2. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 99-Kyle Moody; 4. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 8. 75-Chase Dietz; 9. 14T-Tyler Walton; 10. 8-Billy Dietrich; 11. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 12. 45-Jeff Halligan; 13. 44-Dylan Norris; 14. 21-Brian Montieth; 15. 15-Adam Wilt; 16. 87-Alan Krimes; 17. 11-TJ Stutts; 18. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 19. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 20. 39-Cale Thomas; 21. 21T-Scott Fisher; 22. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 23. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 24. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Dylan Cisney (1-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 5-Dylan Cisney; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 39-Cale Thomas; 7. 11-TJ Stutts; 8. 0-Rick Lafferty; 9. 16A-Aaron Bollinger

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 2. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 12-Brent Shearer; 8. 15-Kurt Conklin (DNF); 9. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 99-Kyle Moody; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard; 8. 33-Jared Esh; 9. 19M-Landon Myers

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 14T-Tyler Walton; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 45-Jeff Halligan; 7. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 8. 67-Justin Whittall

410 Sprint B-main (10 laps) - 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 39-Cale Thomas; 3. 45-Jeff Halligan; 4. 11-TJ Stutts; 5. 7-Trey Hivner; 6. 48H-Bradley Howard; 7. 0-Rick Lafferty; 8. 59s-Steve Wilbur; 9. 33-Jared Esh; 10. 19M-Landon Myers; 11. 12-Brent Shearer; 12. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 13. 15-Kurt Conklin; 14. 67-Justin Whittall (DNF); 15. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNS)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprints:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. ($1,100); 2. 6-Tim McClelland; 3. 11Z-Zachary Newlin; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 91-Tyler Ross; 9. 35-Steve Owings; 10. 00-Chris Frank; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 77-David Holbrook; 13. 44-Dave Brown; 14. 23-Justin Foster; 15. 38-Brett Strickler; 16. 3-Jeff Paulson; 17. 11H-Hayden Miller; 18. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 19. 13s-Jon Stewart; 20. 34-Mark VanVorst; 21. 66-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 22. 511-John Sharpe; 23. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 24. 54-Brett Wanner (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Tim McClelland (1-4) & Todd Rittenhouse Jr. (5-20)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 laps) 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 11H-Hayden Miller; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 3-Jeff Paulson; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 54-Brett Wanner; 9. 4R-Zane Rudisill

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 laps) 1. 91-Tyler Ross; 2. 50-Alyson Dietz; 3. 11Z-Zachary Newlin; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 6. 13s-Jon Stewart; 7. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 8. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 9. u1-Billy Heltzel III

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 laps) 1. 44-Dave Brown; 2. 34-Mark VanVorst; 3. 6-Tim McClelland; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 511-John Sharpe; 6. 23-Justin Foster; 7. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 8. 99-Zachary Cool

358 Sprint Heat 4 Finish (10 laps) 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 3. 21T-Scott Fisher; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 38-Brett Strickler; 6. 5a-Zachary Allman; 7. 27-Jake Galloway; 8. 22-Jacob Balliet (DNS)

358 Sprint Consy (10 laps) - 1. 54-Brett Wanner; 2. 3-Jeff Paulson; 3. 23-Justin Foster; 4. 13s-Jon Stewart; 5. 38s-Jordan Strickler; 6. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 7. 99-Zachary Cool; 8. 5A-Zachary Allman; 9. 27-Jake Galloway; 10. u1-Billy Heltzel III; 11. 4R-Zane Rudisill; 12. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 13. 22-Jacob Balliet (DNF); 14. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF)

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Heimbach Gets Fourth Whitcomb Memorial In Patriot Sprint Selinsgrove Thriller

Garrett Bard wins 305 sprints and Jake Jones claims roadrunners

6/6/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – A field of 67 total sprint cars filled the Selinsgrove Speedway pits on Saturday night for the running of the 17th annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars, sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour.

Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove came out on top in a thrilling battle with Mark Smith for Whitcomb laurels, scoring the $3,071 payday in the Patriot Sprint Tour main event.

Garrett Bard scored an equally exciting win in the 20-lap 305 sprint car main, keeping 19th starter Derek Hauck at bay for the checkers.

Jake Jones took the win in the 12-lap roadrunner main to close the night.

Heimbach’s win in the 30-lap Whitcomb Memorial was the fourth of his career in the special event but he had to battle Mark Smith of Sunbury and the outside first turn guardrail to get the victory.

After starting on the pole of the feature alongside Justin Barger, Heimbach took the lead at the start over third starter Smith before entering the rear of the field to begin lapping cars on just the fifth circuit.

And in traffic, Smith was able to close the gap dramatically as the pair blistered around the oval with Smith dogging Heimbach for the lead with seven laps away.

Smith pulled the trigger on Heimbach for the lead deep in the third turn as the pair headed for the completion of lap 13 but Heimbach was never out of the running.

Just after crossing the stripe, Heimbach shot low into the first turn to get control back only to see Smith slingshot around out of the second turn and keep control.

At the end of the backstretch Heimbach again blasted low under Smith and again took the lead back but again watched as Smith reclaimed control off of the fourth corner to keep command.

Seconds later the caution flag unfurled for one car stopped in the second corner, calming the hectic action and taking lapped cars out of the field for the restart.

Ryan Smith, Justin Barger and Joe Kata III lined up behind the leaders for the new green.

Smith kept the pace up when action resumed but Heimbach was never out of sight and when the tables were turned and this time Smith entered traffic with the lead, on lap 17, Heimbach was there to settle the score.

The Selinsgrove driver ducked under Smith for control in the first corner on the 21st lap only to again see Smith jet back out front coming out of the second corner.

Two laps later, Heimbach pulled the move again amid heavy traffic and this time drove up across the track in the middle of the corner to take Smith’s line away in order to preserved command.

Heimbach then began getting away from Smith during the final five laps only to bite the outside first turn fence and nearly end his night with two laps to go.

Luckily, after gliding along the rail for a short distance, Heimbach brought the car down off of the fence, regrouped and took advantage of just enough distance between himself and Smith to get back up to speed and maintain control to the finish.

Heimbach’s 41st overall limited sprint car win at the track came by 11.127 seconds over Ryan Smith after Mark Smith suddenly lost power on the final circuit before limping home sixth.

Paulie Colagiovanni of Marcellus, New York, rode home third followed by Adam Carberry, Bensalem; and Barger or Cornelius, North Carolina.

Mark Smith was sixth followed by Jonathan Preston, Geneva, New York; Ryan Kissinger, Sunbury; Chad Layton, Harrisburg; and Joe Kata III., Goshen, New York.

Heats went to Colagiovanni, Ryan Smith and Dave Axton.

Fast time was set by Carberry with a lap of 17.861 seconds.

Garrett Bard started second in the 305 sprint main and would end up leading flag to flag to get the win in an event filled with drivers advancing from deep in the pack while making three-wide passes for position.

Derek Hauck started 19th in the main and blasted through the field to finish a challenging second.

Nick Sweigart, who started 14th in the field, motored forward to net third at the finish.

Third starter Mike Alleman ran a steady race and at one time challenged Bard for the lead before falling to fourth.

Ken Duke Jr. was as high as third during the mid-stages before riding home fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Doug Dodson, John Walp, John Scarborough, Will Brunson and Jake Frye.

Heats went to Dodson, Brunson, Alleman and Duke. Kassidy Kreitz netted the B Main and Landon Price won the C Main.

Jake Jones led all 12 circuits of the roadrunner feature but Dustin Snook made numerous attempts to get the win.

Snook nosed into the lead on numerous occasions only to see Jones’ outside momentum keep him in command and secure the victory.

Snook settled for second followed by Will Brunson, Curtis Lawton and Scott Dunham Jr.

Twin heats went to Snook and Brunson.

Feature Finishes, 6/6/20

360 Patriot Sprints, 30 laps: 1. Blane Heimbach, 2. Ryan Smith, 3. Paulie Colagiovanni, 4. Adam Carberry, 5. Justin Barger, 6. Mark Smith, 7. Jonathan Preston, 8. Ryan Kissinger, 9. Chad Layton, 10. Joe Kata III., 11. Dave Axton, 12. Derek Locke, 13. Mike Kohler, 14. Jordan Thomas, 15. Dallas Schott, 16. Eric Parker, 17. Steve Glover, 18. Mike Thomas, 19. Ryan Stillwaggon, 20. Brett Wright, 21. Jake Hummell, 22. Davie Franek, 23. Colton Hoover, 24. Todd Gracey, 25. Jason Wagner, 26. Matt Campbell

305 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Garrett Bard, 2. Derek Hauck, 3. Nick Sweigart, 4. Mike Alleman, 5. Ken Duke Jr., 6. Doug Dodson, 7. John Walp, 8. John Scarborough, 9. Will Brunson, 10. Jake Frye, 11. Kassidy Kreitz, 12. Kyle Keen, 13. Landon Price, 14. Dave Graber, 15. Erin Statler, 16. Ron Aurand, 17. Larry McVey, 18. Reed Thompson, 19. Zach Berghoff, 20. Jenna Schotzz, 21. Kenny Heffner, 22. Jaremi Hanson, 23. Josh Spicer, 24. Devin Adams, 25. Nathan Gramley, 26. Jared Zionkowski

DNQ: Jacob Gomola, Cassandra Minium, Marie McVey, Kristina Pratt, Dominic Melair, Fred Arnold, Randy Sterling, Neil Petock, Cruz Kepner, Drew Boyer, Chris Kreider, Jeff Miller, Mike Potts, Rick Romig, Dustin Young,

Roadrunner, 12 laps: 1. Jake Jones, 2. Dustin Snook, 3. Will Brunson, 4. Curtis Lawton, 5. Scott Dunham Jr., 6. John Schreffler, 7. Jimmy Kessler, 8. Cory Lindenmuth, 9. Tom Underwood, 10. Bill Cooper, 11. Darren Rice, 12. Terry Kramer, 13. Miranda Minium, 14. Kevon Dobson

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Set to Return to Racing With Weekend Doubleheader

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Penn- Following over a two month hiatus due to the effects of COVID-19, Port Royal Speedway is set to return to racing action for a weekend doubleheader June 13-14.

With the recent announcement that Juniata County would be moving into the 'Green Phase' on June 12, the Juniata County Agricultural Society and the Port Royal Speedway Promotional team came together to bring the sounds of racing cars back to 'The Speed Palace' and restart the 2020 season.

Racing will kick off Saturday June 13th for a three division show featuring the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the River Valley Builders Super Late Models and the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models. All three divisions will draw for heat race position and there will be a re-draw for the feature.

The Sprint Cars will be racing for $4000 to win and $400 to start, the Super Late Models will be racing for $2500 to win and $250 to start while the Limited Late Models will be racing for $1000 to win. Gates will open at 4:00pm EST and racing will begin at 7:00pm EST.

Spectators will not be required to wear masks, though they are encouraged and a limited amount will be available for purchase at the track novelty stands. All reserved seating will be honored for the event and fans are encouraged to practice social distancing guidelines throughout the night. Waivers will not be required to attend.

There will also be several hand sanitizer stations set up throughout the Speedway complex. General Admission will be $20, Student Admission is $10 while Pit Admission is $30. Fans are encouraged to stay home if they do not feel well and racing will still be available via PPV on www.speedshifttv.com

Sunday's event will once again feature the Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars along with the season debut of the Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars. The 410's will be racing for $5000 and it will be a time trial show. We will utilize the Pennsylvania Speedweek format in preparation for the two race in the beginning of July.

Once again General Admission will be $20, Student Admission will be $10 and Pit Admission will be $30. All social distancing guidelines will continue in place for the foreseeable future. Gates will open at 3:00 pm EST with racing at 6:00pm EST

We thank you for your continued support and please stay tuned to our various social media outlets and portroyalspeedway.com for more information as it becomes available. We are continuing to work alongside of sanctioning bodies as we attempt to make up races lost due to COVID-19 and the schedule is subject to change.

Several other dates that can be announced as well are as follows….

Saturday-June 20th- Open Wheel Madness 1

Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars

Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

358 Summer Series

NO KIDS BUS RIDES

Wednesday- June 24th

Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Cars

River Valley Builders Super Late Models

Gates at 4:30

July 1, July 4- PA Speedweek

As originally scheduled

July 11th- KIDS NIGHT CANCELLED

Regular Racing Program to remain as scheduled

 

 

 

Wet Weather Again Postpones Friday Selinsgrove Speedway Program

410 sprints and limited late models rescheduled for next Friday, June 12

Focus Shifts To Tomorrow’s Invasion By Patriot Sprints For Whitcomb Memorial

6/5/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – After torrential rains Thursday evening along with lingering showers this morning, another wet forecast indicating 60-70% chances of heavy downpours and thunderstorms for the balance of the day Friday and especially the evening has persuaded Selinsgrove Speedway officials to again postpone its Friday night racing program of Modern Heritage 410 Sprint Cars scheduled for tonight, June 5. The limited late models were also on the program.

As a result, the same program of Modern Heritage 410 sprints and limited late models has been rescheduled for next Friday night, June 12, again at 8 pm.

General admission gates next Friday will open at 5:30 pm.

And just like this week, the 410 sprints will again race for $4,000 to win and $400 to start while the limited late models go 20 laps for $1,000 to win next week.

The focus at Selinsgrove Speedway now shifts to tomorrow night’s invasion by the 360 Patriot Sprints for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial, paying $3,071 to win for the 30-lap affair.

Also racing at 7 pm will be the Apache Tree Service 305 sprints and the A & A Auto Stores roadrunners.

Saturday general admission gates will open at 4 pm.

Saturday ticket pricing is set at $20 for general admission, $10 for students (12-17 with ID) and $30 for a pit pass. The same prices will be in effect for next Friday’s 410 sprints and limited late model doubleheader.

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Selinsgrove Speedway Racing Two Nights This Weekend, June 5 & 6

410 sprints & limited lates Friday, Patriot Tour 360 sprints & 305 sprints Saturday

Saturday Whitcomb Memorial Patriot/Posse Match-Up Is First 360 Race Of Season In East

5/31/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – Selinsgrove Speedway will continue its 2020 racing season coming up this Friday and Saturday night, June 5 and 6 with another exciting weekend of action.

Friday’s action will feature the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars competing in another $4,000 to win main event with action getting underway at 8 pm.

The limited late models will join the Modern Heritage 410 sprints on the Friday night card, racing for $1,000 to win with gates opening at 5:30 pm.

And then on Saturday night, the focus shifts to the first 360 sprint car race held anywhere in the East this season when the New York based Patriot Sprint Tour invades to battle Pennsylvania Posse 360 drivers in the annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial, paying $3,071 to the winner.

The Apache Tree Service 305 sprints will also be on the racing card along with the A & A Auto Stores roadrunners.

Saturday racing is slated for 7 pm.

The 305s competed with 51 cars pitside at the track on Saturday, May 29.

Whitcomb of Millersburg succumbed to injuries sustained in a 358-sprint racing accident at the speedway in June 2003.

Carlisle’s Jason Shultz claimed the 16th annual Whitcomb Memorial in 2019 and a banner field of 360 sprints is expected to honor Whitcomb on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway as the race is the first contest for 360s throughout the East in 2020.

As reigning series champion, Davie Franek of Wantauge, NJ., will begin defense of his Patriot Sprint Tour title with the special Selinsgrove event.

 

Reinhardt Duels With Rahmer And Wins Thrilling Selinsgrove 410 Sprint Main Sunday

Lawton credited with roadrunner victory

5/31/20

Selinsgrove, Pa – Kyle Reinhardt of Hanover scored a convincing win in the Selinsgrove Speedway season opener for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars on Sunday night, taking $4,000 for the win after wrestling the lead away from Freddie Rahmer.

The 25-lap super sprint car main was filled with challenges for position and electrifying passes inside the top six.

Only two laps of the main were recorded before sixth runner TJ Stutts spun but kept going while the field darted toward and around him, bringing out a yellow flag.

Reinhardt challenged for control on the restart but Rahmer kept the led before a second and final caution flag unfurled with five laps away.

Rahmer restarted with the lead followed by Reinhardt, Logan Wagner, Steve Buckwalter, Blane Heimbach, Ryan Smith and Chad Layton.

Reinhardt went to work on Rahmer when action resumed and took the lead going into the first corner only to see Rahmer fly back around him exiting the second turn.

But the long hauler who towed from Missouri on Saturday night to make it to Selinsgrove for Sunday refused to be denied and again took command back from Rahmer to the stripe to lead lap six.

Meanwhile, Wagner and Buckwalter waged war for third, exchanging the spot repeatedly, staging a high-speed game of chess as they darted inside and outside of one another every lap while also traversing the half-mile side by side at times.

Also waging war, exchanging the fifth spot repeatedly was Ryan Smith and Blane Heimbach, who repeatedly traded the spot before Smith finally got it on lap 12, also racing side by side numerous times.

At the halfway point, Reinhardt held a 2.8 second lead over Rahmer but Buckwalter was on the move and took over second with 10 laps to go.

Smith too was on the move, cruising around the inside of the oval and as the leaders motored through hectic traffic, he gut under Buckwalter for second with four laps to go.

The Kunkletown driver then went to work slicing into Reinhardt’s advantage, taking it from nearly four seconds down to 1.5 seconds at the finish.

Late in the race, both Heimbach and Layton surged forward to secure fourth and fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Wagner, Rahmer, Dylan Cisney, Kyle Moody and Lucas Wolfe.

Heats went to Reinhardt, Buckwalter and Smith. Fast time was set by Rahmer with a lap of 16.737 seconds.

Will Brunson led all 12 laps of the roadrunner main to close the night but after post race inspection the win was awarded to Curtis Lawton.

The balance of the top five was Dustin Snook, Jake Jones, John Schreffler and Scott Dunham Jr.

Twin heats went to Jake Jones and Keith Bissinger.

Selinsgrove Speedway Summary – 31 May 2020 410 Sprint Cars – 26 Entries

25-Lap A-Main: 1) 91R Kyle Reinhardt 2) 72 Ryan Smith 3) 17B Steve Buckwalter 4) 12 Blane Heimbach 5) 35 Chad Layton 6) 1 Logan Wagner 7) 51 Freddie Rahmer 8) 5 Dylan Cisney 9) 99M Kyle Moody 10) 24 Lucas Wolfe 11) 20 Ryan Taylor 12) 47K Kody Lehman 13) 11 TJ Stutts 14) 75D Chase Dietz 15) 19R Jordan Ryan 16) 12B Robert Ballou 17) 33W Michael Walter 18) 39 Ryan Watt 19) 0 Rick Lafferty 20) 7 Ed Aiken 21) 28F Davie Franek 22) 49H Bradley Howard 23) 91 Anthony Fiore 24) 22 Tanner Brown DNS 25) 1W Matt Campbell DNS 26) 42 Sye Lynch DNS Heat Winners: Kyle Reinhart, Steve Buckwalter, Ryan Smith Time Trials: 1) 51 Freddie Rahmer 16.737 2) 1 Logan Wagner 16.748 3) 11 TJ Stutts 16.827 4) 91R Kyle Reinhart 17.037 5) 17B Steve Buckwalter 17.037 6) 72 Ryan Smith 17.070 7) 20 Ryan Taylor 17.070 8) 12 Blane Heimbach 17.113 9) 5 Dylan Cisney 17.208 10) 35 Chad Layton 17.215 11) 99M Kyle Moody 17.257 12) 28F Davie Franek 17.286 13) 91 Anthony Fiore 17.317 14) 75D Chase Dietz 17.318 15) 33W Michael Walter 17.385 16) 12B Robert Ballou 17.416 17) 1W Matt Campbell 17.456 18) 47K Kody Lehman 17.494 19) 7 Ed Aiken 17.549 20) 42 Sye Lynch 17.615 21) 39 Ryan Watt 17.616 22) 24 Lucas Wolfe 17.867 23) 19R Jordan Ryan 17.966 24)49H Bradley Howard 17.985 25) 22 Tanner Brown DNT 26) 0 Rick Lafferty DNT

Roadrunners – 15 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 8 Will Brunson 2) 33 Curtis Lawton 3) 15 Dustin Snook 4) 7 Jake Jones 5) 70J John Schreffler 6) 77 Scott Dunham Jr. 7) 14 Cory Lindenmuth 8) 60 Jimmy Kessler 9) 54 Kris Ney 10) 56 Bill Cooper 11) 28 Miranda Minium 12) 11 Keith Bissinger 13) 12 Tom Underwood 14) 0 Kevin Dobson 15) 8D Darren Rice Heat Winners: Jake Johns, Keith Bissinger

 

 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

TROUT GOES WIRE TO WIRE FOR $4,000 WIN; Rittenhouse Victorious in 358 Sprint Season Opener

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 6, 2020 (7:30 PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (May 30, 2020) – Chad Trout led every lap of the 30-lap feature for his third career 410 sprint car victory at Lincoln Speedway. With 46 410 sprint cars on hand, Trout qualified for the main event through his heat and selected the pole in the redraw. Brandon Rahmer, the current point leader at the track, lined up second for the main event.

Trout drove to the bottom of turns 1 and 2 when the green flag waved with Rahmer in hot pursuit.

Gerard McIntyre, who lined up third for feature, challenged Rahmer for second early in the race. As McIntyre was working on Rahmer, Chase Dietz took the high line through turns 1 and 2 and got by McIntyre for third but the caution came out before the pass was official. The caution was for last week’s winner, Brian Montieth, who came to a stop on the backstretch after spinning coming out of turn 2.

Trout paced the field ahead of Rahmer, McIntyre, Dietz and Tyler Walton for the single file restart.

McIntyre got a nose under Rahmer going into turn 1 but Rahmer held onto the second spot. Dietz was all over McIntyre for third and took the spot on lap 4. McIntyre stayed close and took the third spot back on the next lap.

Freddie Rahmer was trying to join his brother Brandon in the top 5 as he battled with Dietz and Walton. Rahmer was in the top 5 on lap 5 and made it to fourth on lap 6, right before the second caution of the race on lap 7. The yellow flag came out for Justin Whittall who was facing the wrong direction in turns 3 and 4.

While under caution Ryan Smith exited the track and nosed into his pit, ending his night.

The top five for the restart were Trout, Brandon Rahmer, McIntyre, Freddie Rahmer and Dietz.

McIntyre tried the high line going into turns 1 and 2 to get by Brandon for second. Freddie joined making it a three-way battle for the spot and then another caution came out for Justin Whittall who once again was spun around in turns 3 and 4.

McIntyre tried the high side again on the restart, but this time Brandon was able to pull away and create some distance between himself and the battle for third between Gerard and Freddie.

Once McIntyre broke free from Freddie he closed in on Brandon for second. Brandon held off McIntyre’s charge running the bottom with Gerard sticking to the high side of the track.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 14 as Adam Wilt slowed to a stop on the back stretch.

The field lined up nose to tail with Trout, Brandon, McIntyre, Freddie and Tim Wagaman leading the way.

Freddie was trying everything he could to get by McIntyre, but Gerard held onto the third position. Rahmer tried a slide job in turn 4 on lap 19 but it didn’t stick.

The first red flag of the race came on lap 20 as Robbie Kendall and Brian Montieth got together coming out of turn 4 with Montieth landing on his side.

McIntyre and Brandon made contact in turn 2 on the restart with Rahmer flipping and bringing out the red flag yet again. McIntyre headed to the pits after determining the car had too much damage to continue.

Track officials opened the red to allow teams to refuel due to the number of laps run under caution.

For the second week in a row, both the second and third place cars were taken out of the feature at the same time. The new running order for the top 5 was Trout, Freddie Wagaman, Dietz and Tim Glatfelter.

Once the field restarted Lucas Wolfe was one of the few cars running the high line around the track and it was working for him as he passed three cars in three laps to get to seventh from his sixteenth starting spot.

Trout had a lead of 2.109 seconds with 5 laps to go as he approached the tail end of the field.

Trout held onto this lead and beat Freddie to the checkered flag by 1.052 seconds. Wagaman crossed the line third and Dietz held on for a fourth place finish. Glatfelter completed the top 5.

Heat winners for the 410 sprints were Chase Dietz, Gerard McIntyre, Chad Trout and Tim Glatfelter. Tyler Walton set overall quick time with a lap of 15.395 seconds.

Rittenhouse Victorious in 358 Sprint Season Opener

Todd Rittenhouse Jr. started on the pole and shared the front row with Ashley Cappetta for the 20-lap feature. Brett Wanner and Dave Holbrook made up row 2.

Rittenhouse took the lead when the green flag dropped with Wanner getting his nose under Cappetta for second in turn 1 on the start. Wanner took the spot on the next lap sliding by Cappetta as they entered turn 1.

Steve Owings wasn’t far behind and got to the outside of Cappetta on lap 2 going into turn 1 to take third.

The caution flag came out on lap 4 for Jon Stewart who got sideways on the back stretch. Stewart rejoined the field. Mike Bittinger headed to the pits under caution ending his night.

Rittenhouse led Wanner, Owings, Cappetta and Chris Frank to the cone for the single file restart.

Wanner tried the outside of Rittenhouse going into turn 1 but Rittenhouse maintained the lead. Wanner wasn’t going away and passed Rittenhouse for the lead in turn 1 on lap 5, but Todd got Brett back coming out turn 2 to hold onto the top spot.

Rittenhouse started to pull away from the rest of the field as Owings reeled in Wanner for second.

Wanner got out of Owings grip and left Steve to battle Cappetta for third as he hunted down Rittenhouse for the lead.

Wanner chased down Rittenhouse and was on his bumper at the halfway point of the race.

The leaders caught lapped traffic on lap 13. Owings capitalized on lapped traffic and got by Wanner for second going into turn 3 just as the caution came out on lap 14 for Zachary Cool. Cool stopped on the backstretch.

Rittenhouse paced the field ahead of Owings, Wanner, Cappetta and Tyler Ross for the restart.

Owings rolled through the middle of turns 1 and 2 but Rittenhouse maintained the lead.

Another caution came on lap 15 for five cars that got tangled in turns 1 and 2. As the safety crew worked on untangling Jeff Paulson, Zachary Newlin, Kenny Kuhn, Cool and Alyson Dietz officials threw the red flag to allow teams to conserve fuel.

Newlin was the only driver to rejoin the field. Newlin made his 358 debut on Saturday night after making the move up from the 305 sprint division.

Ross got a nose under Cappetta on the restart as he challenger her for fourth. Ross had the advantage in the turns but Cappetta was able to hold him off on as she was stronger on the straightaways.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 17 as Jon Stewart got spun around in turn 4. Stewart headed to the pits along with Newlin, ending the night for both drivers.

Rittenhouse held off Owings on the restart. Owings made one more last ditch effort for the lead on the final lap, but Rittenhouse beat him to the line for his fourth career 358 victory at the track. Wanner crossed the line third. Cappetta finished fourth and Tyler Ross held on for a fifth place finish.

Brett Wanner, Scott Fisher, who was pulling double-duty running both divisions, and Tyler Ross won the 358 sprint heats.

Next Saturday, June 6, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 and 358 sprint cars. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, May 30, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout ($4,000); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 25-Tyler Bear; 11. 14T-Tyler Walton; 12. 29-Dan Shetler; 13. 11-TJ Stutts; 14. 2-AJ Flick; 15. 59-Jim Siegel; 16. 67-Justin Whittall; 17. 12-Robert Ballou (DNF); 18. 07-Gerard McIntyre (DNF); 19. 0-Rick Lafferty (DNF); 20. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 21. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 22. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 23. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 24. 72-Ryan Smith (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Chad Trout (1-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 67-Justin Whittall; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan; 8. 29-Davey Franek; 9. 7-Trey Hivner; 10. 12-Robert Ballou; 11. 14-Chad Wilson; 12. 15B-Mark Bitner

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 2. 25-Tyler Bear; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 2-AJ Flick; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 91-Tony Fiore; 8. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 3-Todd Gracey (DNF); 11. 35-Chad Layton (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 5E-Tim Wagaman; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 29-Dan Shetler; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney; 8. 12-Brent Shearer; 9. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher; 11. 9-Dalton Dietrich

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 11-TJ Stutts; 6. 21-Brian Montieth; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 45-Jeff Halligan; 9. 66-Doug Hammaker; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard; 11. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 12. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. (DNS)

410 Sprint C-main (8 laps) - 1. 3-Todd Gracey; 2. 21T-Scott Fisher; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard; 4. 14-Chad Wilson; 5. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 6. 15B-Mark Bitner; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNS); 8. 35-Chad Layton (DNS)

410 Sprint B-main (12 laps) - 1. 12-Rober Ballou; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 45-Jeff Halligan; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney; 9. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 91-Tony Fiore; 11. 66-Doug Hammaker; 12. 28-Davey Franek; 13. 19R-Jordan Ryan; 14. 44-Dylan Norris; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher; 16. 7-Trey Hivner; 17. 12-Brent Shearer; 18. 16A-Aaron Bollinger (DNF); 19. 3-Todd Gracey (DNF)

410 Flight 1 Time Trial Results 1. 14T-Tyler Walton 15.395*; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer 15.558; 3. 75-Chase Dietz 15.627; 4. 25-Tyler Bear 15.651; 5. 67-Justin Whittall 15.651; 6. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich 15.762; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter 15.845; 9. 12-Robert Ballou 15.935; 10. 59-Jim Siegel 15.946; 11. 28-Davey Franek 16.022; 12. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe 16.038; 13. 7-Trey Hiver 16.090; 14. 2-AJ Flick 16.149; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski 16.158; 16. 91-Tony Fiore 16.161; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall 16.162; 18. 3-Todd Gracey 16.187; 19. 14-Chad Wilson 16.206; 20. 35-Chad Layton 16.206; 21. 19R-Jordan Ryan 16.223; 22. 44-Dylan Norris 16.260; 23. 15B-Mark Bitner 16.475

410 Flight 2 Time Trial Results 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer 15.793; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty 15.875; 3. 1X-Chad Trout 15.914; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter 15.923; 5. 29-Dan Shetler 15.927; 6. 87-Alan Krimes 15.932; 7. 5E-Tim Wagaman 15.960; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe 15.970; 9. 72-Ryan Smith 15.985; 10. 11-TJ Stutts 16.037; 11. 16A-Aaron Bollinger 16.066; 12. 21-Brian Montieth 16.114; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney 16.141; 14. 45-Jeff Halligan 16.219; 15. 12-Brent Shearer 16.246; 16. 99-Kyle Moody 16.339; 17. 15W-Adam Wilt 16.368; 18. 49H-Bradley Howard 16.430; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher 16.485; 20. 66-Doug Hammaker 16.692; 21. 9-Dalton Dietrich 17.397; 22. 14C-Dave Carlberg 17.588; 23. 19-Troy Wagaman No Time

*overall quick time

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprints:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. ($1,100); 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 54-Brett Wanner; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 91-Tyler Ross; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 77-David Holbrook; 8. 44-Dave Brown; 9. 21-CJ Tracy; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher; 11. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 12. 6-Tim McClelland; 13. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 14. 5A-Zachary Allman; 15. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 16. 34-Mark VanVorst; 17. 11H-Hayden Miller (DNF); 18. 11z-Zach Newlin (DNF); 19. 13s-Jon Stewart (DNF); 20. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNF); 21. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 22. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); 23. 99-Zachary Cool (DNF); 24. 93-Mike Bittinger (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 laps) 1. 54-Brett Wanner; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 77-David Holbrook; 4. 11z-Zach Newlin; 5. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 6. 93-Mike Bittinger; 7. 3-Jeff Paulson; 8. 50-Alyson Dietz; 9. 23-Justin Foster; 10. 4R-Zane Rudisill (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 laps) 1. 21-Scott Fisher; 2. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 5a-Zachary Allman; 5. 99-Zachary Cool; 6. 8-Kenny Kuhn 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig 8. 6-Tim McClelland 9. 511-John Sharpe 10. 27-Jake Galloway (DNF)

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 laps) 1. 91-Tyler Ross; 2. 00-Chris Frank; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 34-Mark VanVorst; 5. 13s-Jon Stewart; 6. 44-Dave Brown; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 11H-Hayden Miller; 9. u1-Billy Heltzel III; 10. 22-Jacob Balliet (DNS)

358 Sprint Consy (10 laps) - 1. 3-Jeff Paulson; 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 4. 50-Alyson Dietz; 5. 6-Tim McClelland; 6. 11H-Hayden Miller; 7. 27-Jake Galloway; 8. 23-Justin Foster; 9. u1-Billy Heltzel III (DNF); 10. 22-Jacob Balliet (DNF); 11. 511-John Sharpe (DNF); 12. 4RZane Rudisill (DNS)

 

 

BAPS Motor Speedway Set to Return to Racing Saturday, May 30

BAPS Motor Speedway will kick off their season opener featuring Super Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks and Extreme Stocks this Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. The four-division show will be open to fans with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. (pit gates open at 4 p.m.) and hot laps at 6:15 pm with a rain date of Sunday May 31.

“We are excited to bring racing back to the speedway with our normal Saturday night program”. We encourage fans to wear masks, practice social distancing and follow CDC guidelines,” said Kolten Gouse.

Everyone in attendance at Saturday’s event will be required to sign a waiver before entering the track acknowledging the risks involved in attending a large event during the COVID-19 pandemic. The waiver is available on BAPS Motor speedway website, www.bapsmotorspeedway.com, and fans are encouraged to bring a signed copy of the wavier with them to limit contact with track employees upon arrival. Every fan in attendance will receive a ticket to bring along to future races verifying they have already filled out the COVID-19 waiver.

READ MORE: https://www.bapsmotorspeedway.com/news/?i=83009&clk=featureNews

 

 

Friday Night Selinsgrove Speedway “Breakout Weekend” Program Postponed To Sunday

Big Super Late & 305 Sprint Races Now Open 2020 Season Saturday With 410 Sprints And Roadrunners On Sunday

5/29/20

Selinsgrove, Pa - A troubling and wet forecast for the balance of the day Friday and especially the evening has persuaded Selinsgrove Speedway officials to postpone the Modern Heritage 410 Sprint Car and A & A Auto Stores Roadrunners Friday night portion of “Breakout Weekend” to the slated Sunday raindate, May 30.

General admission gates on Sunday will open at 4 pm with sprint car time trials slated for 7 pm. Season reserve seat holders will be granted access from 3:30 - 4 pm in order to work with oval personnel to find an appropriate seat.

This makes Saturday night’s event for the Super Late Models and Apache Tree Service 305 Sprints the 2020 season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway with the super lates battling for $4,000 to win in a 30-lap main.

Saturday general admission gates will open at 4 pm with racing action slated for 7 pm. Season reserve seat holders will be granted access from 3:30 - 4 pm in order to work with oval personnel to find an appropriate seat.

On Sunday, the Modern Heritage 410 sprints will race in a 25-lap contest paying $4,000 to win and $400 to start.

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

Both nights of action will be available for live pay per view streaming on www.thecushion.com.

 

 

Lincoln Speedway   Details for Saturday, May 30:

410 Sprints $4,000 to win (30 lap feature with PA Speedweek format) plus 358 Sprints (non-points race for both divisions)

Time Trials at 7:30PM (hot laps at 7:00PM)

Pit Gates open @ 5:00PM and Grandstand Gates open @ 5:30PM

(Season Reserved seat holders and Season Pass holders can enter from 5-5:30PM to be seated)

General Admission $20 | Students 11-17 (w/ID) $10 | Pit Pass $30 | Kids 11 and under FREE (general admission)

*Drivers if this is your first trip to the track in 2020 please complete the driver info form and W9: http://lincolnspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Driver-Info-Form_W9-1.pdf

*COVID-19 Waiver: If you were in attendance on Monday please remember to bring your chip to show you signed the wavier. If you do not bring the chip you will need to complete a new one. If you did not attend on Monday we encourage you to print out and sign the waiver at home. You can find it on our website or here: http://lincolnspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Lincoln-COVID-Waiver-5.30.2020.pdf

*Gates: 5:00PM for Season Reserved Seat Holders, Season Ticket Holders & Pits (staff will be on hand to assist with seating to ensure social distancing and every other row in the grandstand will be taped off until further notice) & 5:30PM for General Admission.

*Track concession stands will be open with a limited menu and food trucks will be available throughout the venue

*Masks are encouraged but not required and a limited number of masks will be for sale at the track novelty stands.

*Consider bringing a lawn chair for seating in the infield. We have expanded the viewing area in the infield and once the grandstands are filled to capacity with social distancing fans will be directed to view from the infield. If the infield reaches capacity then fans will be directed to the pits.

*Use exact change as often as possible to limit interactions.

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

 

 

Monday, May 25, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

MONTIETH DOMINATES AS LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO RACING

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RACE RESULTS

Monday, May 25, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

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

Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-35)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*overall quick time

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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

410 sprints and super late models headline programs

5/25/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION:

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

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

Roadrunners – 12 Laps - $300 To Win!

Grandstand & Pit Gates Open: 5:30PM

Sprint Car Engine Starts: 7PM

Sprint Car Time Trials: 7:45PM

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

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

TOW: $75

SATURDAY, MAY 30 – 7PM

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

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

Grandstand & Pit Gates Open: 4PM

Engine Starts: 6:15PM

Qualifying: 7PM

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

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

TOW: $75


~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
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Lincoln Speedway to Resume Racing on Memorial Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Williams Grove Looking Toward Resumption Of Racing

5/17/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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

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

5/12/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions can be directed to promoter@selinsgrovespeedway.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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

5/9/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

“DCED is good with approval from PSP.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selinsgrove Speedway is looking forward to the big event.

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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

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

5/8/20

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

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

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

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

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

The race will carry a raindate of May 17.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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

5/5/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy “Posse Unleashed" at Selinsgrove Speedway!

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

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

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~ A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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“Posse Unleashed”

Selinsgrove Speedway

May 9 at 7 pm

(Raindate May 10)

A 410 Sprint Car Live Pay Per View Event

thecushion.com

What to know before you go….

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

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

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

$300 Fast Tees Fast Time Award.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No campers will be permitted on speedway property.


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

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

5/1/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~
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~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

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Selinsgrove Speedway Cancels April 26, May 2 Races Amid Pandemic

May 9 Family Night Offers Reduced Admissions As Potential Season Opener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/21/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

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~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

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

4/7/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Selinsgrove Cancels April 4

3/31/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Selinsgrove Cancels March 29 Due To Continued Health Crisis

3/24/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



 

 

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

3/15/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Invader Carson Macedo Claims Williams Grove Opening Day Sprints Victory

3/15/20

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

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

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

“I never thought it would happen.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feature Finish, 3/15/20:

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

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

 

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

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Super Late Models

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

ALAN KRIMES CHARGES TO VICTORY

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Invader Joe Ryan Osborne Wins in First Trip to Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, March 14, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

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

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

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

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

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

Gene Latta Central PA Legends:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Returns to Saturday Racing Following Successful Sunday Opener

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adults-$17.00,

(13-18) Students-$10.00,

Children 12 and Under - FREE

Pits-$30.00

Gates open at 1:00 pm

Racing at 4:00 pm

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Selinsgrove Speedway Season Seats Now On Sale

3/10/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

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

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Super Late Models

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DNS- Chris Casner

 

 

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

Lucas Wolfe is two-time and defending winner

3/8/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This jumbled the front runners and caused a scramble out of the fourth turn with Stutts leading back to the stripe but Wolfe having capitalized on the bunch-up to race into second.

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

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

Adult general admission for the 2020 season opener is set at $16 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Youth ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

 

 

Williams Grove Season Opener Win List Full Of Standouts And Surprises

2020 Opener Is March 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/8/20

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

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

Presented by Hoosier, gates for Opening Day 2020 will open at noon.

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

Adult general admission is set at $16 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

A host of prominent and some not so well known names dot the opening day win list at Williams Grove Speedway.

Hinnershitz, a AAA East champion in his career, claimed a total of three openers.

Other top names of the 1940s and 1950s that scored the Williams Grove opener included Ted Horn, Jimmy Bryan, Johnny Mackison Sr. and more.

On his way to immortality for fans of the 1960s and 1970s, Leroy Felty scored the opener twice in his career, in 1961 and 1966.

A Texan destined for greatness by the name of AJ Foyt took the victory in 1964.

Another man on his way to racing immortality, Jan Opperman hit the local scene for his first of three Williams Grove opening day wins in 1970.

Other popular winners of the 1960s and 1970s included Kenny Weld, Dick Tobias, Kramer Williamson, Smokey Snellbaker, Ray Tilley and Bobby Allen.

The duo of Lynn Paxton and Keith Kauffman struck for a total of five lidlifter wins in the decade of the 1980s while a virtual unknown in sprint cars, Kevin Collins, upended the field in 1983.

The 1990s dawned with Kenny Adams scoring a victory before Don Kreitz Jr. and Fred Rahmer each took a pair of opener wins.

Brian Paulus closed the decade with what was perhaps considered an upset win before a youngster from Enumclaw, Washington, began the 2000s with an undisputed upset, coming at the hands of a pre-Nascar Kasey Kahne.

Greg Hodnett would etch his name on the historical first race win list twice during the 2000s while familiar names like Lance Dewease, Crish Eash, Kreitz and Rahmer would return along with a popular win for underdog Mike Erdley of Elizabethville.

Rahmer and Hodnett continued winning into the 2010s while first time checkers have gone to Danny Dietrich and defending opener winner Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg, who has won the last two openers in a row.

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

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

 

 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

BRANDON RAHMER HOLDS OFF BROTHER FREDDIE FOR THIRD CAREER LINCOLN VICTORY

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next Saturday, March 14, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and the Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 2PM with pit gates opening at 11:30AM and grandstand gates opening at noon.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, March 7, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OPEN PRACTICE

Saturday- March 7, 2020

Gates: 11 AM

Racing: 1-4 PM

Grandstand Admission: FREE

Pit Admission: $25

OPENING Day

Sunday- March 8, 2020

Gates:11 am

Racing 2 pm

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

 

 

 

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

By Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You

 

 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DYLAN CISNEY EARNS FIRST CAREER LINCOLN VICTORY IN EXCITEMENT FILLED RACE

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next Saturday, March 7, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and open practice for all divisions racing at the track this season. Racing starts at 2PM with pit gates opening at 11:30AM and grandstand gates opening at noon.

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

RACE RESULTS

Sunday, March 1, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Williams Grove Speedway Season Opener Is March 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/1/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eat better, live better, and recognize limits.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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

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

Race Day At The Dealership This Saturday, March 7

3/1/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

Red Robin to Sponsor 30th Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Williams Grove Season Opener Three Weeks Away, March 15

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

2/23/20

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

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

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

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

Throughout the upcoming season, as they have for many years, Fast Tees Screenprinting of Thompsontown will again be paying $300 to set fast time at all oval time trial events in honor of late speedway champion Jimmy Nace.

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

Eshenaur & Son fuels of Harrisburg returns to Williams Grove Speedway again in 2020 with the Eshenaur Fuels Last Lap Pass Awards for both regular and visiting open wheel divisions.

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

Eshenaur’s will also offer $100 bonus last lap awards for all 305 sprint races during the season.

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

Apache Tree Service Announces Sponsorship Of Selinsgrove 305 Sprints

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

2/23/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.


~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

DANNY DIETRICH WINS ICE BREAKER IN FRONT OF PACKED HOUSE

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next Saturday, February 29, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 2PM with pit gates opening at 11:30AM and grandstand gates opening at noon.

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

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, February 22, 2020

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Welcome to the 2020 Racing Season!

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

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

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

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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

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

2/16/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2020 SCHEDULE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and 358 Late Models (also ARCH Night)

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

plus 358 Sprints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(also KIDS NIGHT)

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

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

plus Central PA Legends

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

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

(also York County Racing Club Night)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, Oct 3 -- NO RACING

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

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

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

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

 

 

Two Noticeable Changes On 2020 Williams Grove Speedway Schedule

Good News For 410 Sprint And Super Late Model Fans!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/2/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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

1/26/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.



~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Gears Up for Exciting 2020 Racing Season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

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

Schedule features seven shows each for 410, 360 and 305 sprints

1/12/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – As sprint car racing goes at Selinsgrove Speedway in 2020, fans seem to have hit the jackpot with the schedule as everything is coming up 7’s!

Triple 7’s, to be certain, as exactly seven shows have been scheduled for each of three sprint car divisions during the year ahead in the form of 410, 360 and 305 sprint action.

The popular 410 sprint cars will blast around the track beginning on Sunday, March 29 as part of “March Mayhem” before returning on April 26 for the Ray Tilley Classic.

After those two early season shows, the 410 supers will return on June 28 for the PA Speedweek Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial, July 27 for a Summer Championship, August 29 for the Summer Sendoff, September 6 for the Jim Nace Memorial National Open Qualifier and finally for the 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open on September 26.

The 360 sprints will appear first on the season coming up on Saturday, April 4 in conjunction with URC as they tune up for their next show, on May 2 when the ASCS Sprints invade for the Battle of the Groves event.

More 360 action will take place on May 23 for the URC Jack Gunn Memorial, on June 6 for the Patriot Sprints Joe Whitcomb Memorial, on June 27 for the URC Kramer Cup and on July 11 for the National Open for 360s.

The final 360-powered race of the season will come in conjunction with USAC when for the first time ever, the USAC East wingless sprints tour the speedway on August 9 along with the super size USAC Silver Crown Series.

And the competitive IMCA/PASS 305 sprints will hit the track for race one of seven coming up as part of Family Night on Saturday, May 9.

After that, the 305s return on May 23, June 6, June 28, July 11, August 15 and finally on September 26.

The recently released 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events holds a total of 21 dates for dirt track racing fans.

The season will open on Saturday, March 21 at 2 pm with the return of the Icebreaker 40 for combined big and small block modifieds.

View the complete 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Keep up to all the latest oval news by visiting the website and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.

 

 

Williams Grove Busy With Off-Season Upgrades, Season Opener Two Months Away

1/12/20

Mechanicsburg – With the 2020 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway slated to take place in just over two months, on Sunday afternoon March 15, the oval has been ready preparing for the new season of racing.

As soon as the 2019 season came to a close, the oval was resurfaced with new clay but work crews have been busy elsewhere during the off-season.

Sections of new guardrail have been installed around the speedway while fencing has been reinforced as well.

All new steel containment cable has been inserted into the catch fencing all around the speedway.

Another big off-season project has been the acquisition of brand new, state of the art Whelen Engineering safety lights.

Worth some $20,000, the new, all LED red, yellow and green lights come complete with strobe capability.

It is hoped that the new safety lights can be operational for the start of the season.

The 2020 season opener featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars is set for 2 pm on March 15.

Gates for the sprint car only program will open at noon.

A pair of super late model races will round out March, slated for March 20 and 27, along with 410 sprint car action both nights.

The March 20 program will be sanctioned by the ULMS Super Late Model Series.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by visiting the oval on Facebook or via Twitter.

 

 

Port Royal Speedway Honors 2019 Champions During Season Engine Banquet

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway officially wrapped up the 2019 racing season Saturday night with their annual awards banquet held at the Lewistown Moose Family Center. Five divisions were represented with track champions and special award winners being recognized along with the top 10 in season ending point standings. Food was provided thanks to Harshbarger’s Sub N Malt.

Logan Wagner picked up the championship award for the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car division for the second consecutive season. Behind five victories, 15 top-five finishes and 20 top 10’s, Wagner was the first back-to-back champion at the Speedway since Todd Shaffer in 2008-09.

Wagner’s car owners, John and Pee Wee Zemaitis, were also honored as the car owners of the year for the division as a result of Wagner’s championship.

Second through tenth in season ending standings and also receiving acknowledgment was Dylan Cisney, AJ Flick, TJ Stutts, Jared Esh, Mike Wagner, Tyler Reeser, Blane Heimbach, Anthony Macri and Jeff Miller.

410 Special Awards Winners

Rookie of the Year- Jeff Miller

Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award- AJ Flick

Most Improved Driver- Jared Esh

In Super Late Model competition, Dylan Yoder was honored as champion. Yoder picked up three wins in 2019 and at season’s end, held a commanding -445 point lead over his fellow competetors.

Second through tenth for the River Valley Builders Super Late Model Division and also being acknowledged was Andy Haus, Jeff Rine, Tim Smith Jr., Mike Lupfer, Austin Berry, Nick Dickson, Gene Knaub, Dillan Stake and Chad Meyers

Super Late Model Special Award Winners

Rookie of the Year- Dillan Stake

Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award- Nick Dickson

Most Improved Driver- Austin Berry

Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model champion Andrew Yoder was also honored. Yoder had one of the most dominating seasons in recent memory as he picked up seven victories to go along with one second and two third place finishes.

Second through tenth also received acknowledgment and was Devin Hart, Derrick Garman, Kenny Yoder, Ryan Zook, Todd Snook, Taylor Farling, Jared Fulkroad, Donnie Farling and Devin Frey.

Limited Late Model Special Award Winners

Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award- Ryan Zook

In Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car competition, it was Ken Duke being honored as champion. Duke picked up two victories in 2019 and claimed the championship by only 80 markers.

Second through tenth were Nick Sweigart, Jonathan Jones, Devin Adams, Doug Dodsen, Zach Newlin, Drew Ritchey, Kassidy Kreitz, Jaremi Hanson and Cale Reigle.

305 Sprint Car Special Award Winners

Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award- Doug Dodsen

Finally, in what will be the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks final season at Port Royal Speedway, Brad Mitch was honored as the 2019 champion. Mitch picked up four victories on the season to go along with two second place finishes and claimed the championship by 205 points at seasons end.

Second through tenth being honored were Walt Peters, Chuck Bryner, Pete Leister, Dustin Hoffman, Bill Cooper, Dustin Snook, Kevin Imes, Craig Imes and Josh Bender.

Xtreme Stocks Special Award Winners

Greg Hodnett Sportsmanship Award- Chuck Bryner

 

 

~ Selinsgrove Speedway ~

A New Identity In Twenty-Twenty

2020 Selinsgrove Speedway Schedule Ramps Up The 410 Sprint Car Action

1/5/20

Selinsgrove, Pa. – The recently released 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events holds 21 dates for dirt track racing fans, seven of which will feature the 410 sprint cars.

That total of seven shows for the 410s during the season ahead represents a noticeable increase over recent seasons.

Just two or three races have been slated for the division during the last few years so a doubling or tripling of races for the new year has Selinsgrove sprint car fans excited.

The first 410 show of the year is set for Sunday afternoon, March 29 at 2 pm when March Mayhem hits the track along with the super late models.

Selinsgrove Speedway icon Ray Tilley of Pine Grove will be honored with the Icon Legacy Custom Homes Ray Tilley Classic for 410s on Sunday night, April 26, again accompanied by the super late models.

The annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for 410 sprints will hit the track on Sunday, June 28 when the Middleswarth Potato Chips Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial is staged as part of the opening weekend of speedweek action.

Race four of seven on the year for the 410s at Selinsgrove will hit the track on Saturday night, July 25 when the sprinters get highlighted in a Summer Championship as will the super late models.

Saturday night, August 29 will find the 410s racing in the Summer Sendoff.

And then the final two shows of the year for the super sprints will take place on Sunday night, September 6 and on Saturday night, Sept 26.

September 6 will feature the Selinsgrove Ford National Open Qualifier race for the 410s while the end of the month date will feature the 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open, paying $20,000 to the winner.

Each of the races on April 26, June 28 and September 26 are part of the 2020 Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series of races, featuring just two divisions of racing action on the big half-mile!

The season will open on Saturday, March 21 at 2 pm with the return of the Icebreaker 40 for combined big and small block modifieds.

The sale of 2020 season admission passes and seats will begin soon with information released in the near future.

View the complete 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Keep up to all the latest oval news by visiting the website and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.


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Selinsgrove Speedway Mourns Loss Of Maynard Boop and Tommy Spriggle

12/27/19

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway is mourning the loss this week of a pair of sprint car champions at the historic oval, sprint car owner Maynard Boop of Mifflinburg and sprint car driver Tommy Spriggle of Harrisburg.

Boop, age 99, was the owner of the famed Boop’s Aluminum Special No. 1 sprint car that broke records and stunned the sprint car ranks at Selinsgrove and across the nation from 1976 through 1982.

Overall his mounts scored 111 sprint car feature wins along with numerous track and series titles.

The Boop’s car was the Central Pennsylvania KARS owner champion mount in 1977, 1979 and in 1980 while it also scored the KARS driver titles in 1979 and 1980.

At Selinsgrove Speedway alone, the Boop’s No. 1 took the 1982 track title with Dillsburg’s Lynn Paxton at the wheel while taking 10 wins on the season.

Paxton/Boop also won the Selinsgrove Jack Gunn Memorial in 1981, scored a Labor Day win in 1982 and also beat the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series at the oval in 1982.

The last of Boops 111 overall career owner wins also came at Selinsgrove Speedway, with Randy Wolfe at the wheel in October, 1982.

Spriggle, age 75, was the 1977 Selinsgrove Speedway sprint car track champion.

Spriggle and his No. 42 super sprint campaigned for decades at Selinsgrove Speedway and around the region before competing regularly later in his career in the 358 sprint car ranks.

His son Alan is also a former regular 358 sprint campaigner at the Snyder County oval.

The staff and management of Selinsgrove Speedway extend its sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of both late sprint car legends at this time of loss.

Full obituaries and funeral service information for both men can be found via links at the speedway’s official website, www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

 

 

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2020 Selinsgrove Sked Offers Slivinski Law Super 7 Series Of Races

Seven, two-division races to feature fast-paced, fan-friendly, premier dirt-track racing!

12/17/19

Selinsgrove, Pa - As part of Selinsgrove Speedway’s newly released 2020 slate of racing events, the Snyder County oval counts the Slivinski Law Offices Selinsgrove Speedway Super 7 Series as part of the itinerary.

The Slivinski Law Offices Selinsgrove Speedway Super 7 is a series of seven, two-division races that will feature fast-paced, fan-friendly, premier dirt track racing at its finest, during the heart of the 2020 season.

And who can argue with high-flying, two division racing programs at the super speedway of dirt?

Series sponsor Slivinski Law Offices of Selinsgrove and Middleburg has been serving the area’s criminal, business and family law needs since 1977 and is proud to come on board the Selinsgrove Speedway family of sponsors.

Learn all about series sponsor Slivinski Law by visiting the firm’s website at www.slivlaw.com. Contact the offices at 570.374.5575 or 570.837.1200.

The first of the Selinsgrove Super 7 Series will take place on Sunday night, April 26 when the Ray Tilley Classic is staged for 410 sprints along with action for the super late models.

Night number two takes to the track on Saturday, May 2 when the traveling Lucas Oil ASCS 360 sprints compete in the Battle of the Groves along with limited late model action.

The Ron Keister Memorial for super lates takes center stage along with action by the limited late models on May 16 for night three of the series.

Night four will take place on Saturday June 20 when the World of Outlaws Late Models invade for the 22nd annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open, paying $10,000 to win and again the limited late models will share the card.

Sunday, June 28 will feature the Middleswarth Potato Chips Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial for the 410 sprints as part of Pennsylvania Speedweek when the 305 sprints join in the fun. .

Night six of the series rolls to the track on Sunday, August 9 when the USAC Silver Crown Series and the USAC East wingless 360 sprints stage the Bill Holland Classic 74th Selinsgrove Speedway Anniversary Race.

And the finale of the seven night, two-division series of races will be the season finale, 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open for 410 sprint cars, again paying $20,000 to win in 2020, taking place on Saturday, September 26.

The marquee event of the season will be rounded out with the 305 sprints.

All but two of the 21 races slated on the just released 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events are comprised of fan-friendly, two or three division programs intended to provide maximum action in quick time for everyone.

“Our goal with these two and three division races is to give the fans a great, fast-paced show of exciting racing that showcases what we have to offer at Selinsgrove Speedway, both to the racers and the fans,” says Selinsgrove Speedway Promoter Steve Inch.

“And we want both of them to leave the track wanting more.”

View the complete 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Keep up to all the latest oval news by visiting the website and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.


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2020 Selinsgrove Sked Offers Slivinski Law Super 7 Series Of Races

Seven, two-division races to feature fast-paced, fan-friendly, premier dirt-track racing!

12/17/19

Selinsgrove, Pa - As part of Selinsgrove Speedway’s newly released 2020 slate of racing events, the Snyder County oval counts the Slivinski Law Offices Selinsgrove Speedway Super 7 Series as part of the itinerary.

The Slivinski Law Offices Selinsgrove Speedway Super 7 is a series of seven, two-division races that will feature fast-paced, fan-friendly, premier dirt track racing at its finest, during the heart of the 2020 season.

And who can argue with high-flying, two division racing programs at the super speedway of dirt?

Series sponsor Slivinski Law Offices of Selinsgrove and Middleburg has been serving the area’s criminal, business and family law needs since 1977 and is proud to come on board the Selinsgrove Speedway family of sponsors.

Learn all about series sponsor Slivinski Law by visiting the firm’s website at www.slivlaw.com. Contact the offices at 570.374.5575 or 570.837.1200.

The first of the Selinsgrove Super 7 Series will take place on Sunday night, April 26 when the Ray Tilley Classic is staged for 410 sprints along with action for the super late models.

Night number two takes to the track on Saturday, May 2 when the traveling Lucas Oil ASCS 360 sprints compete in the Battle of the Groves along with limited late model action.

The Ron Keister Memorial for super lates takes center stage along with action by the limited late models on May 16 for night three of the series.

Night four will take place on Saturday June 20 when the World of Outlaws Late Models invade for the 22nd annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open, paying $10,000 to win and again the limited late models will share the card.

Sunday, June 28 will feature the Middleswarth Potato Chips Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial for the 410 sprints as part of Pennsylvania Speedweek when the 305 sprints join in the fun. .

Night six of the series rolls to the track on Sunday, August 9 when the USAC Silver Crown Series and the USAC East wingless 360 sprints stage the Bill Holland Classic 74th Selinsgrove Speedway Anniversary Race.

And the finale of the seven night, two-division series of races will be the season finale, 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open for 410 sprint cars, again paying $20,000 to win in 2020, taking place on Saturday, September 26.

The marquee event of the season will be rounded out with the 305 sprints.

All but two of the 21 races slated on the just released 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events are comprised of fan-friendly, two or three division programs intended to provide maximum action in quick time for everyone.

“Our goal with these two and three division races is to give the fans a great, fast-paced show of exciting racing that showcases what we have to offer at Selinsgrove Speedway, both to the racers and the fans,” says Selinsgrove Speedway Promoter Steve Inch.

“And we want both of them to leave the track wanting more.”

View the complete 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Keep up to all the latest oval news by visiting the website and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.


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Selinsgrove Speedway Releases 2020 Schedule Of Specials ~

Offers 21 Race Dates With 410, 360 & 305 Sprints And Super Late Models Highlighted In 2 & 3 Division Programs!

Oval to host USAC, WoO Late Models, URC, ASCS, Patriots, ULMS, NUSLMS sanctions

12/17/19

Selinsgrove, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway has unveiled its 2020 racing schedule of special events that boasts 21 total races, comprised of nearly all two and three-division programs, for sprint car and stock car fans alike to enjoy!

A full and diverse slate of events has been put together featuring Triple 7’s for three prime divisions of sprint cars including 410, 360 and 305 sprints, each competing in seven individual races!

In addition an even 10 races will be spun off for the super late models with nine on tap for the limited lates and 11 contests for the roadrunner division.

The Snyder County oval will kick off its highly anticipated season of specials with the return of the Icebreaker for combined big and small block modifieds on Saturday afternoon, March 21 at 2 pm.

And the track will swing right back into action one week later, on Sunday afternoon March 29 with March Mayhem for the 410 sprints and super late models, again at 2 pm.

In total, the ever-popular 410 sprints will compete seven times during Selinsgrove’s 74th year in 2020 with additional dates slated including the Ray Tilley Classic on April 26, the PA Speedweek Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial on June 28, a Summer Championship on July 25, the Summer Sendoff on August 29, and the Selinsgrove Ford Jim Nace Memorial National Open Qualifier on September 6.

The always-exciting super late models will vie during the year including in the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center World of Outlaws 22nd annual National Open on Saturday, June 20.

Both the ULMS and NUSLMS will sanction specials at the track during the season for the full-size super late models.

Other popular dates for the super lates include the Ron Keister Memorial on May 16, the Pa Super Late Model Challenge Series on June 13 and a Summer Championship on July 25.

The 360-powered sprint cars will also highlight the 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule with shows on the docket including appearances by the ASCS, URC, USAC Wingless and Patriot Sprints.

The division’s marquee Selinsgrove event, the Mach I Chassis 360 National Open will be held on Saturday, July 11.

Other 360 specials will include the Jack Gunn Memorial, the Joe Whitcomb Memorial and the Kramer Cup, slated for May 23, June 6 and June 27, respectively.

Recently announced, the mighty USAC Silver Crown Series will mark USAC’s return to the track for the first time since 1971 when they invade to stage the Bill Holland Classic 74th Selinsgrove Speedway Anniversary Race on Sunday night, August 9.

The IMCA/PASS 305 sprints will race with dates etched from May 9 through September 26. The limited late models will race April through August.

Selinsgrove Speedway will end its 2020 season of specials on Saturday night, September 26 with the running of the $20,000-to-win, 38th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open for the 410 sprint cars.

The race will again pay $20,000 to win for the second year in a row in 2020 as the biggest winner’s share up for grabs in the state in an unsanctioned 410 sprint car event.

The winged super sportsman division will make one appearance during the season, on June 13.

View the complete 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Keep up to all the latest oval news by visiting the website and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.

 

 

ULTIMATE NORTHEAST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES WILL RETURN

TO SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY FOR THE “SHOWDOWN ON SAND HILL” AUG. 15

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s Selinsgrove Speedway will host the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series for the annual “Showdown on Sand Hill” Saturday, Aug. 15, as part of the 2020 tour.

For the third year in a row, the traveling series will return to the Snyder County half-mile clay oval for a 30-lap, $3,000-to-win main event for the super late models. Joining the super late models on the Aug. 15 racing card will be the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars and roadrunners.

In the 2019 “Showdown on Sand Hill” race, Gregg Satterlee jumped out to an early lead before Jared Miley snuck past him on lap 13. After challenging Miley for the top spot late in the race, Satterlee settled for a runner-up finish behind Miley, with Dylan Yoder, Matt Cosner, and Jason Covert trailing them at the checkers.

Other past winners of Selinsgrove’s “Showdown” event include Dylan Yoder (2018), Tim McCreadie (2014), and Satterlee (2013).

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

For more information on the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series visit ultimatesupers.com/NEHome or call 724.433.0159. Follow the Series on Facebook or @ULTIMATENorth on Twitter and @ultimate_northeast_slms on Instagram for up to the minute news.

The ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series would like to recognize their series partners for the 2020 season which include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, American Racer Tires, VP Racing Fuel “The official fuel of ULTIMATE”, VP Racing Lubricants, Keyser Manufacturing, AR Bodies, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra Shield Race Products, HI-Line Motorsports, Penske Racing Shocks, Swift Springs, Shirt Works, Velocita, Jay's Auto Wrecking, Army Navy Indoor Pistol Range, Chew On This Jerky, TRUFORM Race Products, Speed51.com “The official video home of ULTIMATE”, Thomas Clarke Performance, Patrick Miller Photography, and Log Cabin Creations.

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New Events And Increased Appearances Part Of Just Released Williams Grove 2020 Sked

Season Opener Slated For Sunday, March 15.

12/8/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway has announced its 2020 schedule of events featuring 31 race dates that showcase the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in every outing.

The 2020 season opener featuring 410 sprint cars only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 15 at 2 pm.

But that will not be the last “sprints only” program on the 2020 slate of races, as three more big shows with simply sprints will be featured.

“The Big Three” of 2020 when only the 410 sprints will appear will take place on April 17 when the All Stars stage the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic, July 3 for the 32nd annual PA Speedweek Mitch Smith Memorial and on August August 28 when the All Stars return for the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s.

“The Big Three” are sure to be can’t miss events in 2020.

The unlimited, full-body super late models, once a regularly appearing division at the track, will see an uptick in their appearances at Williams Grove Speedway next season with a total of six races on the agenda.

Two of the races will be sanctioned by the popular ULMS Late Model Series, taking place on March 20 and again on April 10 while the World of Outlaws Late Models will sanction a $10,000 to win event on August 21.

Other super late model races will hit the track on March 27, August 7 and on June 5 when the PA Super Late Model Challenge Series is staged.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will be featured on 10 occasions at the track again in 2020 with the division kicking off action on April 24 running through September 25.

The USAC Silver Crown Series will return to the track for the second year in a row, along with the 410 sprints, on June 12.

More USAC action at the track this season will include the USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints, taking part in a new program early in the season as the “Spring Sprint Special” roars to life on April 3.

The April 3 show will feature the 410 sprints, the USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints and the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars in a rare three-division, all open wheel program of high-flying action.

The World of Outlaws sprint cars come to Williams Grove for a total of six events including the regular two-day May and July stands along with the two-day, 58th annual National Open on October 2 and 3.

The October 3 National Open will again pay a whopping $65,000 to the winner and will crown the 2020 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car track champion.

Champion Racing Oil returns to sponsor the entire National Open weekend in 2020 as well as the Summer Nationals on July 24 and 25.

H & N Landscaping will present the World of Outlaws sprint cars at Williams Grove on May 15 and 16.

The All Star Circuit of Champions sprints will appear in a trio of shows including the previously stated Tommy Classic and Gunn Memorial along with the Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 18.

The United Racing Club 360 c.i. sprints have two dates inked on the 2020 schedule, one in conjunction with ASCS.

May 1 will find the oval taking part in the third running of The Battle Of The Groves event, featuring Friday racing at Williams Grove and Saturday racing at Selinsgrove Speedway for both URC and the nationally popular ASCS 360 sprints.

The 10-race Hoosier Diamond Series will again be staged at Williams Grove in 2020 with a champion of the series declared based on performances in select increased purse races during the year.

Also returng for another run in 2020 will be the lucrative Yellow Breeches 500 races, with each of five races paying $500 just to start.

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The Diamond Series will serve to honor a pair of icons in the sport in 2020 when legendary mechanic Davey Brown is honored with the Brown Tribute Race on May 22 while legendary Apple. No. 12 car owner Bob Stewart is honored in the Stewart Tribute Race on September 4.

The Pennsylvania Speedweek Series will visit Williams Grove Speedway for a pair of shows, on June 26 for the series opener and on July 3 for the $15,000 to win Mitch Smith Memorial.

Sponsored by Hoseheads.com, Kids Easter Night and Fan Appreciation Night will again be on the itinerary in 2020 with free pre-race front pit access for general admission fans as part of Fan Appreciation Night on June 19.

View the entire 2020 Williams Grove Speedway schedule of events and keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

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Selinsgrove Speedway Booking Big Late Model Shows For New Season

Exciting 2020 Schedule Nearing Completion, To Be Released Soon!

12/7/19

Selinsgrove, Pa - As part of its soon-to-be-released 2020 schedule of events, Selinsgrove Speedway is pleased to announce the return of the ULMS Late Model Series to the track for two big shows in April and September.

The super late model division will have a minimum of 10 races on the 2020 docket with the ULMS stars taking to the track on Saturday, April 11 and again on Sunday, September 6.

An all stock car show will be spun off headlined by ULMS in April while the September 6 show will find ULMS sharing the spotlight with the 410 sprint cars for a big Labor Day holiday weekend special.

More details surrounding that big program for both divisions will be released soon!

Other big events for the super lates will be announced in the near future including visits by other sanctioning bodies including the World of Outlaws Late Models.

The World of Outlaws Late Models have already announced their return to Selinsgrove Speedway for the 22nd annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center National Open, occurring in the heart of summer, 2020.

The brand new event date will find the traveling late model stars invading the oval for the $10,000 to win Open on Saturday, June 20.

The Pennsylvania Super Late Model Challenge Series will hit the track one week earlier, on June 13.

The 2020 schedule is nearing completion, offering a variety of divisions competing in big shows from March through September and will be released within the next 10 – 14 days.

Multiple dates and events for 410 sprints, 360 sprints, 305 sprints, super late models, limited late models and more are in the offing!

Another huge show already announced in conjunction with the United States Auto Club is the planned return of USAC to Selinsgrove Speedway coming up in August, 2020.

The wingless USAC Silver Crown Series will hit the tack for the first time in the storied history of both entities on Sunday evening, August 9, for the Bill Holland Classic.

Sharing that special racing card will be the first-ever visit of the USAC wingless 360-sprints to Selinsgrove Speedway.

As previously announced, the 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway season will kick off on Saturday, March 21 with the return of the Icebreaker for combined Modifieds presented by American Racer Tire, followed one week later on Sunday, March 29 by a 410 sprint and super late model doubleheader.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com, and by following the oval on Facebook and Twitter.

Reach the speedway office at 570.374.2266.


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World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to Return to ‘The Speed Palace’ for Two Nights in October During 2020 Season

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Adding to what is shaping up to be an impressive and diverse 2020 racing schedule, Port Royal Speedway is once again proud to host the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Oct. 9-10 for two days of mudslinging action.

Still using the Nittany Showdown moniker, this will be the third consecutive season in which the Speedway will attempt a two-day event. The last two seasons have been hit with rain and as a result has been shortened to one night. With the weekend date being moved up a few weeks earlier in the season, this could be the first time both races get run in the history of the Speedway.

Last year Donny Schatz continued a recent string of success at the Speedway as he picked up the victory over Pennsylvania Posse regular Anthony Macri and weekend invader Brian Brown. The $8000 checkered flag was the third consecutive at the Juniata County oval for Schatz and his fourth career at the track.

Once again racers will compete Friday night for $8,000 and $15,000 during Saturday night’s finale.

Founded in 1978 by Ted Johnson, the World of Outlaws are the premier Sprint Car traveling series in the country and play host to some of the best drivers the sport has to offer such as 2019 defending champion Brad Sweet, 10-time champion Schatz, former champion Daryn Pittman and 51-time winner David Gravel.

Along with up and coming drivers such as Logan Schuchart, Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild among others, the Outlaws and PA Posse rivalry will be on full display as local heroes such as Lance Dewease (17 WoO Wins), Danny Dietrich (5 WoO Wins), Ryan Smith (1 WoO Win), Freddie Rahmer (1 WoO Win) and Logan Wagner (2018,2019 Port Royal Track Champion) attempt to carry the PA banner in front of a packed house of fans.

Also throw in several invaders who call Pennsylvania home during the tail-end of the season looking to make their mark on the history books as drivers who will likely be in attendance.

The very first Outlaws Sprint Car race held at the Speedway occurred in 1979 and Lynn Paxton picked up the checkered flag that evening. The series didn’t return until two consecutive seasons in 1986-87, when Don Kreitz Jr. and Doug Wolfgang picked up victory. Over a decade later, the series returned for four seasons from 2001-2004 where Danny Wood, Brad Furr, Jason Meyers and Schatz parked it in victory lane.

The series returned after a 10-year absence in 2014 and have been a regular on the yearly schedule since with Ryan Smith, Sweet, Schuchart and Schatz all winning shows. The Posse will be looking to break a 5-year stranglehold by the Outlaws at the Speedway in 2020.

Stayed tuned to our various social media outlets and website www.portroyalspeedway.com for more announcements regarding ticket sales, event information and the remainder of the 2020 Port Royal Speedway schedule in entirety in the coming weeks and thank you for your support!

 

 

Port Royal Speedway to Once Again Play Host to All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020, To Include Weikert Memorial and Tuscarora 50

By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa- As with anything, the only thing constant about racing is change. With a busy offseason in full swing, many sights and sounds are changing at the Port Royal Speedway for the 2020 racing season.

This is just another step into the future as the Port Royal Speedway continues its rapid ascent as one of the premier racing facilities in all the country.

However, while change is necessary and a welcome addition for fans and drivers alike, the Speedway continues to embrace its roots and past.

Continuing a tradition that began in 1981, when Lynn Paxton won the first ever All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned event at the Juniata County oval, the Port Royal Speedway is proud to once again host the Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Car Series during the 2020 race season.

The series will visit the Speedway three times in 2020 for a total of five nights of racing action.

Formed in 1970 as the first ‘Outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era, the series has been a staple in the Central Pa. region for decades past. In its current form, the series is owned by motorsports legend Tony Stewart (since 2015) and plays host to some of the best drivers in winged sprint car action that the sport has to offer.

As customary, the series first visit to the Speedway will occur April 18th with the Fifth Annual Keith Kauffman Classic paying $6000 to win for the Sprint Cars. This event honors Kauffman, a 24-time All Star winner and the Port Royal Speedway all-time leading feature winner.

All Star competitor Dale Blaney picked up the first ever event checkered flag in 2016, but since then Lance Dewease has had a stranglehold on the event, as he has won three in-a-row for the Pennsylvania Posse. He will be looking to make it four in 2020.

This will also serve as the first of eight two-day weekends in 2020, as the following night the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade the Speedway for the ‘Rumble By The River’.

A little over a month later, the All Stars will return as they will serve as the host for the annual Weikert Memorial. The two-day event will occur May 23-24 and will once again pay $10,000 to win for the Sprint Cars. It will also include the Super Late Models racing for $5000 each night.

The annual red, white and blue event has been held since 2003 and is a Memorial Day weekend staple that honors the legendary car owner, Bob Weikert. The event first moved to a two-day format in 2016 and the coveted ‘Steer Head’ trophy is one of the most sought-after trophies for drivers yearly. This will be a return to the event for the All Stars, which most recently sanctioned the event in 2015, and it should only ad to what has become one of the premier events at the Speedway.

Last year Danny Dietrich and Logan Wagner picked up victories in the event and they will be looking to ensure the trophy and money stay local against the traveling All Stars. Fred Rahmer (2), Todd Shaffer, Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett (6), Jeff Shepard, Stevie Smith, Doug Esh, Cody Darrah and Lucas Wolfe (2) are also past winners.

Finally, the crown jewel event of the season, the 53rd Annual Tuscarora 50 will once again be All Star sanctioned and will be held Friday and Saturday, September 11-12. Friday night’s Night Before the 50 will pay $6000 to win with Saturday night’s finale paying $53,000 to win. Saturday night’s event is the highest paying event for the series all season.

Last year Trey Starks swooped in to pick up the Friday night opener and 2-time defending series champion Aaron Reutzel etched his name in the record books as he claimed the Saturday night finale to become the 25th ever victor in the historic event.

Other past winners of the event are Mitch Smith (3), Smokey Snellbaker (2), Lynn Paxton (3), Kenny Weld, Steve Smith, Jim Nace, Gary Howsare, Keith Kauffman (2), George Ferguson Jr., Bobby Allen (2), Dave Blaney, Doug Wolfgang (4), Stevie Smith (2), Todd Shaffer (3), Len Krautheim III, Don Kreitz Jr. (3), Lance Dewease (6), Fred Rahmer (4), Greg Hodnett (4), Doug Esh (2), Mike Erdley, Brian Montieth, Brent Marks and Donny Schatz.

Stay tuned to our various social media outlets and visit our website www.portroyalspeedway.com for more information regarding the events and look for a full schedule to released shortly. Thank you for supporting us and we look forward to seeing you at the track in 2020.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

29 November 2019

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY & USAC TO PRESENT
SILVER CROWN CHAMP CAR SERIES BILL HOLLAND CLASSIC
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – Pennsylvania’s Selinsgrove Speedway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) will present the Bill Holland Classic for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in what promises to be a must-see event 74 years in the making!

The first-ever visit by the Silver Crown Champ Cars to the historic half-mile oval will feature the wingless warriors in a 74-lap race that will not only honor the memory of the late Hall-of-Fame driver Bill Holland but also commemorate the speedway’s 74th anniversary.

Holland, of Reading, Pa., won the first race at Selinsgrove Speedway on July 20, 1946, and went on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500. Although Holland never won a race with USAC, his career was legendary in AAA competition, the predecessor to the formation of USAC in 1955. He died in 1984 from complications of Alzheimer's disease, and was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2005.

The elite Silver Crown Champ Car Series drivers will race for $8,000 to win and the inaugural Holland Classic trophy out of the $33,000 purse.

“A Silver Crown Champ Car race at Selinsgrove will be the perfect homage to one of auto racing’s most accomplished drivers,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “Several Silver Crown drivers visited the speedway last summer and noted the track’s size and sweeping turns will make it an ideal venue for a Champ Car event.”

Similarly, USAC series director Levi Jones, a two-time USAC Silver Crown champion driver himself, is honored to have the series makes its debut at the central Pennsylvania track.

“Pennsylvania is a hotbed of dirt track auto racing and it’s a thrill to bring USAC’s brand of racing to Selinsgrove Speedway,” Jones stated. “The Silver Crown series has a legendary legacy with many of the greatest names in the sport winning races and championships that continues to this day. It will be exciting for all of us to see the kind of show that the Silver Crown cars and the drivers will put on at Selinsgrove for the first time.”

With the pit area moved outside of the track in 2018, fans will have an unobstructed view of the wingless open wheelers on the “Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing” Aug. 9.

In its storied history, USAC has sanctioned only one previous event at Selinsgrove, a wingless sprint car race won by Hall-of-Famer Mitch Smith of Linglestown, Pa., in 1971.

Additional details on this marquee event and supporting divisions will be released as they become finalized.

For additional information on Selinsgrove Speedway and the United States Auto Club, please visit selinsgrovespeedway.com and usacracing.com.

 

 

Logan Wagner Cements Place in Port Royal History as Back-To-Back Sprint Car Track Champion

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Logan Wagner came into the 2019 season looking to build on the success of having won his first career Port Royal Speedway track championship the previous season. With three career wins at the Juniata County oval entering the year and once again flying the legendary John & Pee Wee Zemaitis Zemco #1 colors in weekly competition, Wagner felt confident about his chances.

While it took misfortune for Greg Hodnett on the final points race of the season and a dramatic drive through the field to narrowly claim the championship in 2018, Wagner was looking to make a statement and prove that he wasn’t just lucky.

On the strength of five victories, 15 top-five finishes, 20 top-10’s and only failing to qualify for one show, Wagner dominated the 2019 season and proved to be a force to reckon with for years to come.

“To get one championship is cool, but to build on that and get another is a special feeling,” said Wagner. “I felt like we were pretty good in 2018. But 2019 was something special and I don’t even think we knew how good we could be.”

To put his season in perspective, Wagner only finished below seventh twice all season. One of them was a non-points event against the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws event where he finished 11th and the other was a 12th in the third race of 2019 that saw the team dealing with mechanical issues early in the night and a drive through the field after qualifying via the B-Main.

He also became the first driver since Todd Shaffer in 2008 and 2009 to win back to back championships at the speedway, not to mention in the 10 years since that no driver had been able to win multiple championships at all.

With the who’s who of Central Pennsylvania competing weekly at the speedway throughout the years, it’s an accomplishment that’s not lost on the Harrisonville, Pa. native.

“I honestly look back and it’s truly and honor to even be on the same list as some of the drivers who have won championships there,” said Wagner. “A few years ago, I was just trying to win races and show I could do this. Now I’m a back to back champion and that’s truly a special thing.”

Highlights for the 2019 season included a win in April during Open Wheel Madness night, a $7000 win during the Weikert Memorial finale and a sweep during the twin 20’s in early June. He last visited victory lane at the Speedway in a regular show in August.

While the wins were memorable, it was a race that saw Wagner finish second to Danny Dietrich in the Weikert Memorial opener that lit a fire under Wagner and his Zemco team. With $10,000 on the line, Wagner led for 23 laps and looked to be in control before Dietrich capitalized on a late restart to claim the victory. Wagner had also been driving on three shocks as one broke on the opening circuit and the car was tough to hold onto.

“I was really frustrated after that one because I felt like we had the best car and a mechanical issue cost us,” said Wagner. “But then I also looked at it and told myself if we can be this fast on three shocks, we can really do something special when the car is all together. It just made me want to be better and really was big for our confidence.”

With the 2020 racing season ahead of him, Wagner is looking to get even better. He points to the longevity of all-time Port Royal Speedway feature winner Keith Kauffman as something he strives for.

“It’s a cool accomplishment to win two in a row and such, but when I look back Keith Kauffman, he was a guy that not only won, but he did it in multiple decades,” said Wagner. “It’s amazing to see championships in the 70’s, 80’s 90’s and 00’s from the same guy. That’s the kind of success we all strive for as drivers and I hope I can be half the driver he was.”

He is also extremely proud to represent Port Royal Speedway as their champion as they continue to grow and become one of the premier dirt tracks in the country. He points to the continued offseason improvements as reason’s he loves the ‘The Speed Palace’. But it’s the tracks dedication to safety and preventative maintenance that most impresses him.

“In the aviation world it’s really about preventing something before it’s too late and in that aspect, Port Royal Speedway is on top of their game like few others out there, “said Wagner, who is a pilot by trade in his day-to-day life. “Whether it’s a catch fence, new facilities, safety changes or just plain improving on the old, as a driver you have to appreciate that effort.”

“They don’t have to do a lot of things they do. But to see them thinking ahead and thinking of us as drivers and the fans, it makes you want to support that. And because of that, I’m extremely proud to be their track champion.”

Banquet Information

Tickets remain on sale for the annual Port Royal Speedway Awards Banquet to be held on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at the Lewistown Moose Family Center.

Doors will open at 5:00pm and dinner will be catered by Harshbarger’s Sub N Malt and will be served at 5:30pm with the awards program to follow.

Music will be provided by our own “Scotty the DJ”.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by phoning the office weekdays at: 717-527-2303

Bring a toy for kids night and get a chance to win a prize. BYOB is not permitted.

 

 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

2019 LINCOLN SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS, BRIAN MONTIETH AND DOUG HAMMAKER, HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, February 22, 2020 (2PM) Ice Breaker 30 featuring 410 Sprint Cars

York, PA (November 23, 2019) – The 2019 Lincoln Speedway racing season officially came to a close on Saturday night with the annual awards banquet at the Wyndham Garden in York. Track champions and special award honorees were recognized along with the top 10 in points from both the 410 and 358 sprint car divisions.

GENE LATTE FORD TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE GOES TO MONTIETH

Brian Montieth claimed his eighth Lincoln Speedway track title in an exciting point battle that took the chase for the championship down to the last race. Going into the final point race of the 2019 season Montieth, Alan Krimes and Chad Trout were all mathematically in the picture for the championship. With Montieth’s third place finish on August 31 he was able to seal the deal and take home the title.

Montieth started off the season with a pair of top 10 finishes, opening his 2019 campaign with a sixth-place finish in the Ice Breaker. Brian followed up the Ice Breaker with a solid third place finish the next week.

After a solid start Montieth found himself with a 16th place finish to close out March. In a-typical fashion, Montieth did not find victory lane in March or April. Again, Brian started the month off strong with second and third place finishes to kick off April. While running the Sterner Cement #69 for the Weldon Sterner Memorial on April 20, Montieth finished 17th. Brian bounced back the following week with a fourth-place finish to close out April.

The first race of May was rained out but when racing picked back up on May 11, Montieth found victory lane for the first time in 2019. After a 21st place finish in the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash, Brian finished out May with his second win.

The month of June saw Montieth with a top 5 and a top 10 finish with two finishes outside of the top 10 leading up to PA Speedweek. The final race of June was Lincoln’s first of two Speedweek races, and it was an exciting, if not controversial, one. Montieth was leading, running a cylinder down, when Danny Dietrich tried a slide job for the lead and took them both out with only three laps to go.

Montieth rebounded two nights later with his fifth career PA Speedweek win. The rest of July Brian found himself with two finishes outside the top 10.

August was a good month for Montieth despite being kept out of victory lane. He scored three podiums with third place finishes in the DCS School of Driving Night, Valley Supply 30 and the Bob Leiby Memorial.

Montieth’s fourth and final win of the season was his biggest of the year. Brian claimed his second Dirt Classic with his Dirt Classic 6 win on September 21. Montieth closed out the 2019 season with another third-place finish in the Hank Gentzler Memorial. Montieth’s point title also won Scott Zellers Mechanic of the Year honors.

Overall Montieth had four wins, 14 Top 5 finishes and 16 Top 10 finishes in his Championship campaign.

After battling Montieth down to the wire for the track championship, Alan Krimes finished second in the season points standings after scoring two wins early in the season along with 10 top-5s and 19 top-10 finishes.

Coming off his most improved driver award in 2018, Chad Trout, was also in the mix for the points title going into the last race of the season. Trout would finish third with his first career PA Speedweek win under his belt. Trout racked up 7 top-5 and 15 top-10 finishes in 2019.

Completing the top five in points were Chase Dietz (8 top-5/14 top-10) who landed in victory lane for his fourth career win at the track in 2019 and Jim Siegel who was unable to score a win but had a consistent and successful year with 3 top 5 and 19 top 10 finishes.

Rounding out the top 10 in points were Brandon Rahmer (3 top-5/14 top-10); Tim Glatfelter (4 top-5/9 top-10); Glenndon Forsythe (2 top-5/9 top-10; Kyle Moody who had two wins in 2019 and could have easily been a factor in the championship battle if he had not lost time mid-season due to engine issues (5 top-5/14-top 10) and Freddie Rahmer who amassed four wins, 12 top-5s and 14 top-10 finishes while splitting his time on Saturday nights.

The 410 sprints rans 27 races in 2019 with 16 different winners and five first time winners [Brett Michalski, Jeff Halligan, Matt Campbell, Skylar Gee and Ryan Smith].

Receiving Rookie of the Year honors after making the jump from 358 to 410 Sprints in 2019 is Trey Hivner. Hivner had two top-10s and a one top-5 finish. Trey’s top-5 was a third-place podium finish on June 15 in the make-up feature from May 25.

Landon Myers’ Most Improved Driver campaign included three top-10s, a top-5 finish and 14th place in the point standings at the end of the season. Myers finished an impressive twelfth in the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash in May.

410 Special Awards

Rookie of the Year: Trey Hivner

Most Improved Driver: Landon Myers

Sportsmanship Award: Glenndon Forsythe

Mechanic of the Year: Scott Zellers

HAMMAKER SCORES SECOND CAREER LINCOLN 358 SPRINT TITLE

In his second career championship campaign at Lincoln, Doug Hammaker only finished outside the top-10 once in the 2019 season. Hammaker ended the year with 4 wins, 16 top-5s and 19 top 10s. His finish outside the top 10 was a 15th place finish in the second race of the season on March 30.

Along with his 15th place finish, Hammaker started off the season with a seventh-place finish in March.

The month of April Hammaker scored two fourth place finishes and two wins. Doug’s first win of the season came on April 13 and his second on April 27.

May brought rain and the 358-division had two races postponed to June. The lone race they did get in on May 11, Hammaker finished a solid second.

With two make up races from May, the 358 sprints ran six features in the month of June. Hammaker averaged a 3.5 finish across the six races, including a top-10 in the 358/360 Challenge race on June 8.

Hammaker scored three top-5 finishes in July which included a make-up feature from June.

August was another two-win month for Hammaker whose wins bookended the month on August 3 and August 31. Doug added two top-10 finishes to his tally in August as well.

Doug completed his championship run with two top-5 finishes in September; a second-place finish on September 14 and a fifth-place finish to end the season.

Matt Findley scored his second career win at Lincoln on September 14 on his way to a second-place finish in the season point standings. Findley also tallied 6 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes in 2019. Cody Fletcher highlighted his third-place finish in points with his first career win at Lincoln during the May 4 make-up feature on June 1. In an impressive season, Fletcher scored 6 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes. Young-gun, Dylan Norris, amassed 6 top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes in his fourth place point run. Completing the top five in points was another first-time winner in 2019, Ashley Cappetta. Cappetta scored her first Lincoln victory on August 10. Along with her win, Ashley had 4 top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes during her 2019 run.

Rounding out the top 10 in points were 2018 358 Champion, Troy Wagaman Jr. Wagaman matched Hammaker’s four wins and also scored 9 top-5 and 12 top-10 finishes in 2019. Wagaman likely would have been in contention for the championship but missed races when he was running his 410 sprint towards the end of the season. Tyler Ross racked up 1 win, 5 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes in his seventh-place run. Mark VanVorst only missed two features the entire season to finish eighth in the final point standings. Zachary Allman finished ninth with 1 top-5, a second-place finish on April 20, and 3 top-10 finishes. Alyson Dietz had 1 top-5 and 5 top-10 finishes in 2019 to earn a tenth-place finish in the point standings.

There were 21 races run by the 358 sprints in 2019 with 12 different winners including four first-time winners [Cody Fletcher, Ashley Cappetta, Steve Owings and Jon Stewart].

Zachary Cool earned Rookie of the Year honors in the 358 sprint division. Cool placed in the top-10 twice in his rookie campaign in 2019. The future is bright for Cool who showed improvement throughout the season.

The Most Improved Driver in 358 sprint competition during 2019 was awarded to Zachary Allman. The highlight of Allman’s season was his podium finish in April. He also finished in the top-10 twice and was consistent throughout the season.

358 Special Awards

Rookie of the Year: Zachary Cool

Most Improved Driver: Zachary Allman

Sportsmanship Award: Wyatt Hinkle

A new award was implemented at the 2019 Awards Banquet, the Leiby Achievement Ward in memory of Bob Leiby. The first recipients of the award were Bobby & Lisa Leiby and Wanda & Don Leiby.

 

 

Port Royal Looking Ahead to 2020 With Various Improvements, Opening Day Scheduled for March 8th

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- As soon as the final laps of 2019 were completed and the victory lane celebrations wrapped up on the front stretch of the Port Royal Speedway, the track team began work on what will be a busy offseason at ‘The Speed Palace’.

While many things will remain the same, several large projects are in the works to ensure the fans and racers will continue to be rewarded for their support throughout the years and allowing the Speedway to further flourish into the future.

When entering the speedway, one of the first Improvements fans will notice will be the addition of a new handicap accessible concrete tunnel that will replace the old outdated tunnel that enters the infield under the speedway entering turn 1. Also looking vastly different will be victory lane, as the old raised stage will be torn up, along with the old infield tower and a new victory lane is being built near the middle of the front stretch.

The current infield bathrooms under the old stage and the infield concessions stands are also being removed and will be moved further back and in an area between turn 1 and 2 where new structures are being built.

This is being done to open visibility for fans and will allow for the track to widen the front stretch racing surface by 10 ft. Another big change will be the addition of a time trial staging area, to include a lane for push trucks and for drivers to fire their cars. This is a residual of the new time trial format, where after hot laps cars will remain inside the track in the staging area with their mules/carts.

This will not only improve on safety for time trials, but it will give fans an up-close view of last-minute preparations and adjustments being made to cars prior to heading out for their time trials laps. Lastly, the old flag stand will be torn down and a narrower structure is being built a few feet to the left of the old one to align with the scoring loop and new grandstands are being built inside the pit viewing area.

All projects will be completed in anticipation for the 2019 season opener, where the tentative first laps of 2020 will occur with a Test & Tune session from 1-4 PM on Saturday, March 7th. This will serve as the lead up for the 78th Port Royal Speedway Opening Day the following day on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 PM.

This will be the second consecutive season that the speedway will attempt a rare Sunday evening opener and will feature the 410 Sprint Cars and the Super Late Model in full programs of racing. Last year Dylan Cisney picked up the win in Sprint Car competition and Jason Covert picked up the Late Model feature.

If the March 8th events are affected by weather and Speedway officials are forced to cancel, we will try again Saturday March 14th.

Several other confirmed dates for the 2019 racing season include a March 21st visit by the ULMS Late Models, three visits by the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series to include Sunday, April 19th and a two-day show August 28-29th with the Saturday night finale paying $50,000 to win. The 53rd annual running of the Tuscarora 50 will also be held September 12th.

We thank you for continuing to support Port Royal Speedway and fans can be on the lookout for a complete schedule and additional information/changes in the coming months via our various social media outlets and website.

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY & RACEWAY PARK GEARING UP FOR 2020 SEASON

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Members of the Speedway Management Group LLC voted Monday to continue operating Selinsgrove Speedway into the 2020 racing season, pending approval of the lease extension by the Selinsgrove Fair Association Inc. later this week.

The promotional team is in the process of putting together 15-18 races, mostly a weekly schedule during the prime part of the summer racing season, for the historic half-mile speedway’s 74th year. An April 2020 season opener is expected.

The racing cards will feature specials for the 360 sprint cars in sanctioned events, 410 sprint cars, and super late models, with the 305 sprint cars, limited late models, roadrunners, and other classes joining the headline divisions throughout the season. More details will be released as races become finalized during the off-season.

This week tri-axle loads of screened clay will be delivered as part of the resurfacing project that started three years ago.

Since the current promotional team took over operations of the track for the 2016 season, more than a half million dollars has been invested to improve and continue one of Pennsylvania’s great racing traditions.

The biggest change in the track’s history was completed for the 2018 season, at a cost of more than $120,000, when the pit area was moved outside of the track to provide a wide open view of the racing action. The lighting upgrade between turns three and four was also recently completed, among other improvements.

In 2019, the speedway hosted two of the biggest events in its storied history featuring the super late models in the $11,000-to-win Ron Keister Memorial May 18 and the 410 sprint cars in the $20,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial National Open Sept. 14. The track received national media exposure on the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Motor Trend Network, and through the online pay-per-view service onthecusion.com.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile go kart track located inside of Selinsgrove’s half-mile track, will celebrate its 20th season in 2020. Since 2001, kart racing will be on the schedule most Friday nights April through September with several Burris Money Series special events on Sundays.

For a complete schedule when it becomes available, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

 

 

Schatz Makes It Three Straight at The Speed Palace in Friday Night World of Outlaws Opener at Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Donny Schatz made the trek into Juniata County Friday night to the Port Royal Speedway with one thing on his mind….win the race.

Trailing current World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars points leader Brad Sweet by -32 points and with only four races remaining on the 2019 schedule, every position counts and every win means even more.

It didn’t hurt that Schatz came in as the two-time defending winner at 'The Speed Palace' either.

Schatz capitalized on a great starting position and a fast racetrack to make it three in a row by picking up the checkered flag and the $8000 prize over a hard charging Anthony Macri and Brian Brown. Schatz led all 30 laps.

"There's nothing I can do out here that can affect what Brad does, so we're just focused on doing the best we can and if we win races, that's as much as I can do on my end of things," said Schatz. "We're focusing on us and our car and if it's meant to be, the points thing will happen."

However, he had to work for it. Starting on the front row alongside of Brown, Schatz got the early jump, with Brown right on his tail at the completion of lap one. Meanwhile, All Star Circuit of Champions points champion and winner of the Tuscarora 50, Aaron Reutzel, was on the move, going from sixth to third on the opening circuit as well.

Everyone settled in over the next seven laps, with Schatz closing in on lap traffic on lap 8. As he was picking off cars, Reutzel was all over Brown. On lap 12 Reutzel used a slide job entering turn one to take the runner up spot, only for the pass to be negated after Danny Dietrich suffered a mechanical issue and got into the outside guardrail, ending upside down in the middle of turn one and two and bringing out the red flag..

Dietrich would walk away, but the damage was too much to continue.

With the field utilizing double file restarts, Schatz chose the bottom on the speedway and was able to get the jump on Brown at the return to green flag action.

While Brown settled into second, Reutzel fell back to fifth as he had been running the top of the speedway prior and got stuck on the bottom. Reutzel's misfortune was Macri's gain as he used the top of the speedway to move into third, while seventh starting Logan Schuchart entered the picture and took the fourth spot.

Eight laps later Schatz once again hit lap traffic. While he was trying to stretch his lead, he was also trying to conserve fuel. This allowed Brown and Macri to cut the distance in half.

"With the track being as fast as it was, the guys told me we might have to conserve a little fuel and I was trying to do it when I could," said Schatz. "I really don’t know how much we had left in there. We found the right pace and we tried to make it work."

Four laps later, Macri made his move in turn's one and two on the bottom of the speedway to pass Brown for second. Over the remaining six laps, he slowly chipped away at Schatz's lead.

With two to go, he was breathing down the 10-time series champion's neck. Macri tried the top of the speedway in turn's one and two and then tried the bottom in three and four. However, Schatz was too good.

Coming out of turn four to the flag stand, Schatz took the checkered flag by a margin of .599 seconds over Macri, Brown, Schuchart and Reutzel.

The win was the 11th of the season for Schatz and with Sweet only managing a 12th place finish, he pulled into victory lane a mere 8 points behind him in his quest for his 11th championship.

"We don't have too many more chances to win races coming down the stretch here, so it’s nice to be sitting here in victory lane," said Schatz. "The car was really good and it means a lot to win in front of these great Pennsylvania fans and I hope to see everyone again tomorrow."

For Macri, the finish was an exclamation mark on what has been a very fast second half of 2019 for the Dillsburg, Pa native. The runner up finish was the best career finish in Outlaw competition for him and he believed with five more laps he could've been sitting in victory lane."

'"I really don’t know what to say other than this thing was a rocket ship there towards the end," said Macri. "I felt like after that last caution I could run the car anywhere I wanted out there. I don't know that I've ever even finished top-10 against the Outlaws, so a second is pretty darn cool.

Daryn Pittman, Ian Madsen, Gio Scelzi, David Gravel and Brent Marks rounded out the top-10. Marks was also the night's hard charger, gaining 13 spots in the A-Main.

With expected rain in the area, Speedway officials and the Outlaws announced they were moving the start time to 2pm EST for the night two finale. If completed, it would be the first ever two night show for the Outlaws at the Port Royal Speedway and it will pay $15,000 to win.

Sprint Car Results- 1.Donny Schatz 2. Anthon Macri 3. Brian Brown 4.Logan Schuchart 5.Aaron Reutzel 6. Daryn Pittman 7. Ian Madsen 8. Gio Scelzi 9. David Gravel 10. Brent Marks 11. Logan Wagner 12.Brad Sweet 13.Carson Macedo 14. Brock Zearfoss 15. Sheldon Haudenschild 16. Jacob Allen 17.Shane Stewart 18.Ryan Smith 19.Kraig Kinser 20.TJ Stutts 21.Zeb Wise 22.Robbie Kendall 23.Paige Polyak 24.Danny Dietrich 25. Jeff Miller 26.Paul McMahan

 

 

World of Outlaws Set to Invade for Two Day Nittany Showdown to Close Out 2019

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway will close out their 2019 racing season with a two-day visit by the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series Friday and Saturday October 25-26 for the Nittany Showdown.

This will be the second consecutive season where the Outlaws will attempt to visit for a two-day event and it’s expected that a large field of cars will trek to Juniata County for a chance to take home the victory and the bragging rights against the best the sport has to offer.

There is a Sunday Oct. 27 rain date available if needed and times are to be determined if needed.

Last year’s event was rained out on Friday night and Saturday night, pushing racing activities to Sunday. It was also the first ever time that the Outlaws sanctioned the Tuscarora 50 due to rain showers cancelling the event earlier in the year.

Ultimately, Donny Schatz took home the $51,000 victory, which was his second consecutive triumph at Port Royal, as he won in 2017 as well.

Past winners in Outlaw competition along with Schatz (3) are Logan Shuchart, Brad Sweet, Ryan Smith, Jason Meyers, Brad Furr, Danny Wood, Doug Wolfgang, Don Kreitz Jr. and Lynn Paxton won the very first visit in July of 1979.

Logan Wagner is the leading Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car feature at the Speedway in 2019 with five wins to his credit and is the 2019 Port Royal Speedway track champion. He will be looking to defend the local turf along with Lance Dewease (110 career speedway victories), Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, Anthony Macri, Dylan Cisney and many more.

It is also expected that several other outsiders will make the trek to the Juniata County oval such as Brian Brown (Knoxville Track Champion) and many of the All Star Circuit of Champions regulars as well.

To go along with the PA Posse vs the Outlaws rivalry, the Outlaws points battle is also up for grabs entering the weekend. Currently Brad Sweet holds a 32-point advantage in the standings over Schatz and a -102 advantage over David Gravel.

Daryn Pittman and Schuchart also have a spirited battle for the fourth spot and currently Pittman has a 40-point advantage over him. Carson Macedo, Ian Madsen, Sheldon Haudenschield, Shane Stewart and Brent Marks, who just picked up the win at Williams Grove in the series most recent visit to the area round out the top 10.

This would be the first career championship for Sweet if he is to hold off Schatz and would make him the first champion other than Schatz since Daryn Pittman won in 2013. A strong run in Central Pa. would do wonders in his quest as the field will be as tough as anywhere and points are crucial.

Friday’s Preliminary event will pay $8000 to win and Saturday’s finale will pay $15,000 to win.

Reserve Seats are still available for the weekend and are on sale through the World of Outlaws website. The entire main grandstand towards turn 1 will be reserved seating and the top five rows of the new grandstand are as well. Everything else is general admission and season reserved seats will be honored for both nights.

Ticket prices and times are as follows-

Friday- $30 Adult General Admission, Students (12-17) $20, Kids- Free, Pit Admission $40

Gates Open at 4pm, Racing at 7pm

Saturday- $30 Adult General Admission, Student (12-17) $20, Kids- Free, Pit Admission $40

Gates Open at 1pm, Racing at 5pm

Camping will also be available for $20

There will also be a Cornhole Tournament being held Saturday. It is the 2nd Annual Port Royal Speedway Cornhole Classic. It is rain or shine and will be held in the commercial building right inside the front stretch gates. Registration is from 9:30am to 10:45am and the tournament will start at 11:00 am.

It is double elimination and is a bring your own partner event. If you need a partner, they can try and find you one. Entry fee is $30/team and payout is guaranteed to the top four teams. The event is BYOB (Bring your own beverages and bags. House bags can be provided if needed. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.

 

 

 

TJ Stutts Picks Up Emotional Win in Open Wheel Madness Finale at Port Royal Speedway

Bard and Zearfoss Also Pick Up Wins, Ken Duke Wins 360 Championship

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- When the 2019 racing season started, T.J Stutts wasn't sure if he'd be behind the wheel of a racecar, let alone in victory lane. A grueling off season that saw the Liverpool, Pa. native fighting the effects of a neuroendocrine tumor on the tail of the pancreas, Stutts was just happy to be living his life.

However, he kept his head up and he kept working hard. With his kids serving as crew members, Stutts got his health in order and the race team trudged along. Bad luck and a lack of speed made for many tough nights at the track.

All the hard work and dedication paid off Saturday night as Stutts picked up his first ever Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory at the Juniata County oval in front of a packed crowd on Open Wheel Madness Night 3.

"I just had this feeling all week," said Stutts surrounded by family and friends. "I'm not even going to hold back. I'm going to cry. This is special."

But like this season, it didn’t come easy. Stutts had to fend off multiple cautions and a hard charging Logan Wagner and Lance Dewease to bring home to win.

Stutts and Cory Haas led the field to the green flag with Stutts jumping out to the early lead. Danny Dietrich, who started fourth, slid into the second spot on the opening lap as well.

One lap later, Dylan Cisney came to a slow on the backstretch, bringing out the cautionon lap two. Cisney would rejoin the field.

With a return to green flag action, Haas showed his muscle as he ripped the top of the speedway in turn's one and two to pull alongside Stutts down the backstretch. He made slight contact with the outside guardrail, but powered underneath Stutts entering turn's three and four to lead at the stripe on lap three.

Dietrich would come to a slow just after the leaders crossed the line and bring out the second caution of the night. He would not rejoin the field.

On the restart, Stutts powered off the top of the speedway and re-took the lead from Haas and opened up a hefty lead. However that would all be erased as Danny Varin flipped over the inside guardrail of the front stretch on lap 11, bringing out the red flag. Dan Shetler also was involved with minor front end damage

On the restart, it was Wagner showing his hand. He hit the top of the speedway to take the third position from Ryan Smith before using the bottom in three and four the following circuit to pass Haas for second.

With nearly a 1.3 second lead entering lap traffic, Stutts was in command on lap 17. But the lap cars gave Wagner an opportunity to close the gap. Two laps later, Wagner made his move as he dove under the leader in turn's three and four. It looked as if he would run away, but a caution for debris of the backstretch negated the pass and once again gave Stutts the lead.

Not only did the caution give Stutts the lead, but it told him that he needed to change lanes on the track.

"Logan showed his nose down there and I was really hoping we didn’t wait too long to move down," said Stutts. "Me and my boys were talking earlier in the night and he asked me when we'd know to come off the top. Well I said you never really know and we caught a break with that caution."

Another restart was plagued by a wreck involving Brock Zearfoss and Anthony Macri and when the field took the green flag again, Stutts hit the high side in turn's one and two and used the bottom in three and four to thwart any attempt Wagner had to get under him.

Over the next few laps, Wagner attempted to reel in Stutts and he had him in his sights. Meanwhile, Dewease had found something on the bottom of the speedway and had entered the third spot. However, Stutts continued to hit his marks and nobody would stop his fairy tale story from becoming a reality.

He would cross the finish line and take the checkered flag by a .790 margin over Wagner and Dewease. Smith and Haas rounded out the top five with Tyler Reeser, Jared Esh, Alan Krimes, AJ Flick and Cisney rounding out the top 10.

"I'm just happy to be here man," said Stutts. "I was beginning to think this season might just be a wash. But here we are finishing strong. I can’t explain how much this means to me."

For Wagner, he was happy with the speed he had and even though he didn’t win, he was excited to see the hard work and dedication of Stutts pay off.

"If we couldn't win, I don’t know if there is a guy who deserves it more than TJ," said Wagner. "Everyone knows what he's gone through this year and it’s a family deal, so happy for a fellow competitor who works hard."

410 Sprint Cars- 1. TJ Stutts, 2.Logan Wagner 3.Lance Dewease 4.Ryan Smith 5.Cory Haas 6. Tyler Reeser 7.Jared Esh 8. Alan Krimes 9. AJ Flick 10. Dylan Cisney 11.Rick Lafferty 12. Lucas Wolfe 13. Kyle Smith 14. Trenton Sheaffer 15. Justin Whittal 16.Anthony Macri 17.Brock Zearfoss 18.Steve Buckwalter 19.Ryan Taylor 20.George Hobaugh 21. Danny Varin 22.Dan Shetler 23.Danny Dietrich 24.Tyler Walton

305 Sprint Cars.

Garrett Bard lead all 20 laps and fought off a hard charging Ken Duke to pick up his second Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car victory of the season at the Port Royal Speedway.

Nathan Gramley and Bard led the field to the green, with Bard jumping out the lead on the outside of the speedway. The first start of the night was negated by caution.

Duke, who started third, moved into the second position by lap three before another caution halted racing activity.

When green flag action returned, Bard once again ripped the outside of the speedway and opened up a sizable lead. It seemed to be smooth sailing until he hit lap traffic on lap 8 and allowed Duke to close the gap.

A caution would once again fly on lap 13 and set up Duke to make a move. On the restart, he tried the bottom, but Bard was too good and pulled away.

Bard would go on to take the checkered flag, his sixth overall in PASS/IMCA action, by .334 seconds over Duke, Nick Sweigart, Jeremi Hanson and Doug Dodsen.

"I wish we didn’t have that last caution as I knew Ken was there," said Bard. "It’s been an amazing season and I'm really thankful to be here."

For Duke, he finished second, but also claimed the Port Royal 305 Sprint Car track championship for 2019.

"I gave it everything I had, but overall Garrett deserved to win that race," said Duke. "He didn’t make any mistakes and he drove a great race."

305 Sprint Cars- 1. Garrett Bard 2. Ken Duke 3. Nick Sweigart 4. Jeremi Hanson 5.Doug Dodson 6. Jonathon Jones 7. Drew Ritchey 8. Nathan Gramley 9. Landon Price 10. Devin Adams 11. Reed Thompson 12. Kassidy Kreitz 13. Domenic Melair 14. John Walp 15. Jared Zionkowski 16. Peter Dance 17. Erin Statler 18. Mike Alleman 19. Ryan Lynn 20. Will Brunson 21. Fred Arnold 22. Dave Guss Jr. 23.Jimmy Whitew 24. Cassandra Minium DNF- Alex Bright, Wally Eshenaur

360 Sprint Cars.

Brock Zearfoss overcame a rough start to his night that ended in wrecked fashion in 410 Sprint Car action to pick up his first career United Racing Club 360 Sprint Car feature win at Port Royal Speedway.

Brian Carber and Mike Kiser led the field to the green flag with Kiser jumping out to the early lead. An early caution came out for a two car wreck in turn 1.

When the field went back to green flag action, Steve Buckwalter and Doug Hammaker got together, causing Buckwalter go go flipping. Several cars were involved in the back half of the field and all drivers walked away safely.

Carber led Kiser to the green flag on the restart, Meanwhile, Ryan Smith was making his trek to the front of the field, entering the top five form his eight starting spot. By lap eight, Smith was challenging for the lead and he successfully passed Carber to take over the top spot.

Meanwhile, Zearfoss, who started 12th was lurking. Both Smith and Zearfoss used the extreme top of the speedway in lap traffic.

With three laps to go, Zearfoss finally closed the gap and made his move. He would go on to claim victory over Smith, Carber, Chad Layton and Adam Carberry.

Layton and Josh Weller got together coming to the checkered flag and the race ended under red flag conditions.

"Anytime you can get laps in another division earlier in the night you are feeling really good," said Zearfoss. "This is a nice thing to check off the bucket list and I'm really happy to be sitting here in victory lane."

360 Sprint Cars- 1. Brock Zearfoss 2. Ryan Smith 3.Brian Carber 4. Chad Layton 5. Adam Carberry 6. Brett Wanner 7. Austin Bishop 8.Mike Kiser 9. Josh Weller 10.Steve Drevicki 11. Ed Aiken 12. Lucas Wolfe 13. Curt Michael 14. Matt Campbell 15. Ryan Quakenbush 16. Mark Van Vorst 17.Chad Criswell 18.Danny Varin 19. Steve Buckwalter 20. Tyler Ross 21. Doug Hammaker 22. Jake Eldreth 23. Ryan Stillwagon 24. Troy Wagaman Jr. 25. Joe Trenca

 

 

Port Royal Speedway to Serve Up Open Wheel Madness 3 in Final 410 Tune Up for World of Outlaws

URC 360 Sprints and PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints Fill Out Card

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, PA- Port Royal Speedways returns this week for the final Open Wheel Madness event of the season! Open Wheel Madness 3 will feature the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars and the final points race of the season for the PASS/IMCA Penns Valley Meat Market 305 Sprint Cars.

Entering the weekend’s madness, Logan Wagner has already wrapped up his second consecutive Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Championship. This event is also not a points event for the 410 division. Wagner leads the division with 5 wins this season as well.

This will be the final chance for drivers to get track time and prepare for the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws two-day visit next weekend. With the Outlaws on tap and many tracks done for the season, you can expect a high car count and several invaders to chase the $4000 paying to the winner.

Other winners at the track this season include Aaron Reutzel, Trey Starks, Kyle Reinhardt, Anthony Macri, Jeff Miller (3), AJ Flick, Jared Esh, Dylan Cisney (2), Lucas Wolfe (2), Lance Dewease (2), Danny Dietrich (2), Blane Heimbach and Ryan Taylor.

Also, on the card will be the third and final visit of the URC 360 Sprint Cars. 410 regulars Ryan Smith (April) and Kyle Reinhardt (July) picked up victories in the previous two visits to the Speed Palace for the series while pulling double duty action.

With only three remaining races on their 2019 schedule, Chad Layton enters the event with a 75-point advantage over second place Josh Well and a _165 advantage over third place Curt Michael. Austin Bishop (-323) and Jason Shultz (-651) round out the top five. Expect several drivers to once again pull double duty as well.

Finally, the Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car will wrap up their Port Royal season with their final points event of the season. Ken Duke currently holds a 65-point advantage over Devin Adams followed by Nick Seigart (-70), Jonathan Jones (-75) and Zach Newlin (-95) in the top five.

Duke and Sweigart lead the division with two wins a piece this season while Adams, Landon Price and Garrett Bard also own victories at the speedway. The 305 sprint Cars are coming off an exciting weekend where Sweigart pulled off a last lap pass of Newlin and Doug Dodson to claim the victory in the 8th Annual Blue-Collar Classic. Kassidy Kreitz also added the excitement and won a non-qualifiers feature on the final turn as well.

This weekend is also the annual Port Royal Fall Foliage Days Parade. The local tradition will begin at the fairgrounds at 1pm and will close down 8th street and the main street through Port Royal until approximately 1:30 pm. So, plan accordingly. All track gates and pit gates open at 1pm with 410 Time Trials set to begin at 4:00pm EST.

General Admission- $18

Students- $10

Pit Admission- $35

 

 

Port Royal Speedway


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – As Zach Newlin and Doug Dodson swapped the lead,
12th starter Nick Sweigart passed them both and went on to win the
Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for the 305 Sprint cars Saturday night at
Port Royal Speedway.

Other winners during the annual Blue Collar Classic included track
champion Andrew Yoder in the limited late models, Brad Mitch in the
extreme stocks and Eric Boozel in the 4-cylinder pure stocks.

Port Royal returns to action Saturday evening with Open Wheel Madness
3 featuring the 410, 360 and 305 sprints cars.

Sweigart's second Port Royal win of the season was worth over $1,100
including bonus money.

“It all played out there on the last lap,” Sweigart said. “Those guys
ran a hell of a race the entire race. They were trying their best and
I was sitting back there in third and could see what I needed to do.
It all worked out.”

“Doug slid me and then (Sweigart) blows around us on the outside,"
NewIin said. "I thought I could slide him in three and four, but I
didn’t have enough to get in front of him. He must have drove one hell
of a race because he pulled 12. It was my race to lose and I lost it.
We’ve been running pretty crappy, so I’ll take second.”

After trading the lead with Newlin, Dodson settled for third.

“That was a lot of fun,” Dodson said. “It sucks to end up third, but
racing and dicing and running close, I’m grinning to be a part of it.
It’s great to be this competitive here for such a big race. We keep
getting better here. Hopefully, we can click off a win soon. To be
racing for the win in such a huge race is just awesome. I was in
Germany all week and couldn’t help. They had a really nice piece
ready.”

Newlin controlled the race after immediately taking the lead from his
second starting spot.

Third starter Doug Dodson closed in on Newlin when they started
lapping cars. Sweigart, meanwhile, was pounding the top advancing
forward from his 12th starting spot.

Sweigart, of Myerstown, took third with 10 laps to go and quickly
closed on the top two.

“I didn’t know how lapped traffic was going to play out,” Sweigart
said. “I knew we were right there. We just needed something to go our
way. I definitely had the car. The crew had it hooked up. It all
panned out. This is awesome. This one was on my bucket list.”

Dodson pressured Newlin for the lead, but Newlin kept him at bay and
put a lapped car in between them.

But, the only yellow of the 25-lap feature flew with three laps to go.

Dodson and Newlin swapped the lead at each end of the speedway
following the restart. Sweigart waited patiently in third until the
final lap when he made the winning move beating Newlin and Dodson.
Garrett Bard and Christian Rumsey completed the top five.

National RaceSaver Champion, Pennsylvania State Champion, and
Pennsylvania Sprint Series Champion Ken Duke Jr. raced from the 21st
starting spot to finish sixth earning the Hard Charger Award. He also
leads the Port Royal points.

“We were not good earlier tonight,” Duke said. “In the heat race, I
screwed up on the start. I made so many mistakes and it put us behind
the eight-ball. We got it going a little bit in the B-main. I knew
we’d be good in the feature, but I didn’t know we’d be that good. I
wish there was a few more cautions. I’ll take it 21st to sixth at Port
Royal in biggest race of the year against the best competition in the
country. I’ll take that any day.”

Kevin Adams, Kevin Nagy, Jeff Geiges and Jaremi Hanson rounded out the top 10.

Dodson set overall quick time with a lap of 18.782. Heat races for the
50 cars were won by Nagy, Rumsey, Sweigart, Statler, Kepner and Scott
Frack. Kyle Keen and Devin Adams won the twin B-mains.

Kassidy Kreitz took the lead from Drew Ritchey on the final lap to win
the Founder’s Cup race for the 305 non-qualifiers. Ritchey led the
first 14 laps before Kreitz’s inside move coming off turn four. She is
a guaranteed starter for next year’s RaceSaver Challenge. It was her
second win in the event. Ritchey, Jay Krout, Justin Clark and Wally
Eshenaur completed the top five.

In the 25-lap feature for the Mason-Dixon limited late models, it was
track champion Andrew Yoder dominating the event for his seventh win
of the season. He earned $1,500.

Devin Hart came out on top of a torrid battle for second in the
closing laps. Justin Weaver, Dillan Stake and Chad Myers completed the
top five. Trent Brenneman, Shawn Shoemaker, James Lichliter, Derick
Garman and Ryan Zook rounded out the top 10.

Stake, Yoder, Weaver and Hart won the heat races.

Brad Mitch won the 15-lap extreme stock feature after taking the lead
from Pete Leister. Brandon Moser, Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Imes
completed the top five.

Eric Boozel won the 15-lap main event for the 4-cylinder pure stocks.
Adam Campbell, Justin Williamson, Tim Campbell and Ricky Weaver Jr.
completed the top five.

Keystone RaceSaver Challenge 305 Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Nick
Sweigart. 2. Zach Newlin. 3. Doug Dodson. 4. Garrett Bard. 5.
Christian Rumsey. 6. Ken Duke Jr. 7. Devin Adams. 8. Kevin Nagy. 9.
Jeff Geiges. 10. Jaremi Hanson. 11. Ian Cumens. 12. Kenny Heffner. 13.
Jonathan Jones. 14. Erin Statler. 15. Dylan Proctor. 16. Jon Haegele.
17. Tim Tanner. 18. Brad Mellott. 19. Scott Frack. 20. Domenic Melair.
21. Cruz Kepner. 22. Ryan Lynn. 23. Larry McVay. 24. Kyle Keen

Founder’s Cup (15 laps): 1. Kassidy Kreitz. 2. Drew Ritchey. 3. Jay
Krout. 4. Justin Clark. 5. Wally Eshenaur. 6. Mike Alleman. 7. Nathan
Gramley. 8. Jared Zionkowski. 9. John Fiore. 10. Derek Hauck. 11. Will
Brunson. 12. Dave Guss. 13. Fred Arnold. 14. Daren Bolac. 15. Chase
Metheney. 16. Cassandra Minimum. 17. Jimmy White. 18. Matthew Kline.
19. Dave Graber. 20. Tylor Cochran. 21. Joe Kay. 22. Keith Prutzman.
23. Tom Humphries. 24. Roger Irvine. 25. Jake Waters. 26. Tom
Carberry.

Mason-Dixon Limited Late Models (25 laps): 1. Andrew Yoder. 2. Devin
Hart. 3. Justin Weaver. 4. Dillan Stake. 5. Chad Myers. 6. Trent
Brenneman. 7. Shawn Shoemaker. 8. James Lichliter. 9. Derick Garman.
10. Ryan Zook. 11. Jared Fulkroad. 12. Shawn Shoemaker. 13. Tim Krape.
14. Brad McGinnis. 15. Kenny Yoder. 16. Craig Wagaman. 17. Randy
Burkholder. 18. Todd Snook. 19. Matt Cochran. 20. Donnie Farlling. 20.
Curt Dunn. 21. Devin Frey. 22. Joseph Hoffer. 23. Brad Omps. 24. Steve
Todorow.
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Port Royal Speedway Returns to Racing with 8th Annual Blue-Collar Classic

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway returns to action Saturday, October 12, for the 8th Annual Blue-Collar Classic featuring the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge hosted by the PASS/IMCA for the 305 Sprint Cars.

The annual race is one of the biggest events for the IMCA 305 Sprint Cars on the East Coast with the overall purse reaching nearly $16,000 including $800 to win for the A-Main feature. There will also be a special Founder’s Cup Non-Qualifier race as well paying $300 to win.

Including bonus money, the winner of the event could take home $1500.

Along with the hosting PASS division, the challenge race brings together multiple IMCA 305 sprint regions to include the Tri State RaceSaver Region (TSRS), the Capital Region Sprint Agency (CRSA), the Virginia Sprint Series (VSS) and the Laurel Highlands region.

There will be $250 from Beerhill Gang TV and $250 from Penns Valley Meat Market to be split up to heat race winners ($50) and A-Main hard chargers ($200). Also, for the taking will be a $200 Seniority Bonus, a $200 Frequent Racer Bonus and a $300 Travel Bonus. Nonstarters will receive $100 two money.

Past winners of the event are Darren Miller, Kyle Smith, Jeff Miller (2), Jeff Geiges, Jake Waters and Sean Campbell.

Also, on tap for the Blue-Collar classic will be the Mason Dixon Shootout Limited Late Model series racing for $1500 to win and $130 to start. This will be the final race of the season for the Mason Dixon series.

This will also be the final points race for the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model Series, though points leader Andrew Yoder has already wrapped up the championship at the speedway. However, Derrick Garman, Devin Hart and Kenny Yoder are currently in a tight battle for second and only 15-points separate the three drivers.

Last year’s event was won by Trent Brenneman over Justin Weaver, Andrew Yoder, Dylan Yoder and Shaun Jones.

The Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks will be on hand as well, racing for a $1000 winner’s share. This will also be their final points event of the 2019 season.

Currently Brad Mitch holds a commanding 165-point advantage over second place Walt Peters with Chuck Bryner (-170), Pete Leister (-275) and Dustin Hoffman (-285) rounding out the top five. Mitch has won three races this season.

Last year Bill Powell captured the $1000 title and it led to him picking up the 2018 track title as well.

Finally, the Four-Cylinder Pure Stocks will compete for $300 to win. Last year Eric Boozel used a last corner pass to pick up the feature win and he will be looking to back up his win in 2019.

Gates Open- 1:00 pm EST

Racing- 4:00 pm EST

Prices

$15.00 General Admission

$7.00 Student Admission

$30.00 Pit Admission

2019 KEYSTONE RACESAVER CHALLENGE FOR IMCA 305 SPRINT CARS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019:

A-MAIN PURSE:

1. $800, 2. 700, 3. 600, 4. $550, 5. 500, 6. $475, 7. $450, 8. $435, 9. $425, 10. $425, 11-24. $400

FOUNDER’S CUP PURSE FOR NON-QUALIFERS:

1. $300, 2. $190, 3. $180, 4. $175, 5. $170, 6. $165, 7. $160, 8. $155, 9-24: $150

TOW MONEY FOR NON-STARTERS: $100

 

 

Danny Dietrich Wins 2019 Williams Grove Speedway Track Title For Kauffman

Montieth is Diamond Series champion, Doug Hammaker earns 358 sprint track title

10/6/19

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway has closed its 2019 racing season with the running of the 57th annual National Open for sprint cars on October 5 and division champions have been announced along with special award winners.

In the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car division, Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich has won his first-ever Williams Grove Speedway track title.

The title is also a first-ever for No. 48 car owner Gary Kauffman, who said on Saturday night that both he and Dietrich will return for another try at a title in 2020.

Dietrich scored five wins during his run to the 2019 track crown along with four runner-up finishes and a pair of thirds.

In total, Dietrich had 14 top-five feature finishes on the year, taking the title by 480 points over runner-up Freddie Rahmer.

Dietrich’s mechanic, Jake Sgrignoli was awarded Mechanic Of The Year laurels.

Jeff Halligan earned Rookie Of The Year in the 410 sprints while Sportsmanship went to Brian Montieth and Most Improved Driver was awarded to Anthony Macri.

Montieth of Phoenixville earned the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series title over Dietrich.

It was Montieth’s first Diamond Series title in the 21-year history of the series at the track.

Driving for Jerry Parrish, Montieth earned one win in the 2019 series.

Doug Hammaker earned the 2019 HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint car title at Williams Grove Speedway.

Hammaker picked up three oval wins on his run to the title that was the first of his career at Williams Grove.

Matt Findley finished second in the point standings.

Special awards in the 358 sprint division went to Dylan Norris who took Rookie Of The Year and to Chris Frank, named the Sportsmanship winner.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by visiting the oval on Facebook or via Twitter.

 

 

Brent Marks Wins Williams Grove National Open $65,000

Pittman Records Fifth Runner-Up Finish In “Crown Jewel” Event

10/5/19

Mechanicsburg – Brent Marks of Myerstown won the richest sprint car race in the history of Williams Grove Speedway and the largest cash payoff ever for a sprint car race in the Eastern United States by claiming victory in the 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on Saturday night, taking $65,000 for the prestigious win.

A former regular at the track before going on the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series a few years ago, Marks scored the World of Outlaws victory by turning back challenges by both Brian Brown and Daryn Pittman in the 40-lap affair.

Marks would lead the first two circuits of the race over polesitter Brown before the first caution flag of the race appeared.

On the restart, Missouri’s Brown beat Marks out of the fourth corner to take control of the race while Pittman and eighth starter Donny Schatz trailed.

With one-quarter of the race in the books, the front trio of Brown, Marks and Pittman were running under a blanket on the cushion as Brad Sweet began challenging Schatz for fourth.

California’s Sweet made a bold slice across the third and fourth turns to motor by Schatz for position on the 12th circuit but he couldn’t hold his momentum and instead ended up losing the spot back to Schatz plus another position to Aaron Reutzel.

Seconds later, Marks got close enough to Brown to pull a slide job in the first corner and come up with the lead while at the same time, Pittman used the fracas to bypass Brown as well.

A second caution period developed on lap 14 for a slowing Danny Dietrich.

The new green saw Pittman beat Marks out of the fourth corner to take control while Reutzel went through the middle groove in the second turn to drive by Schatz with a power move.

However a third turn tangle moments later between Lance Dewease and Ian Madsen forced the yellow flag to reappear before the lap could be completed, negating both moves by Pittman and Reutzel.

The yellow flag then turned red for refueling so that the field could go the distance of the 20-mile event.

Marks held sway on the restart with Reutzel again powering by Schatz in the third and fourth turns on lap 16 only to see Schatz go back into the spot on the ensuing circuit.

Meanwhile, Marks hit the rear of the field with 17 laps to go, allowing both Pittman and Schatz to close as he struggled to put cars a lap down.

During the final 10 laps of the race, Marks continued to struggle with traffic but finally made a hole with five laps to go when he routed both Cory Eliason and Danny Dietrich off the inside of the fourth corner to pull out to a 1.177 second lead at the white flag.

But just as his win seemed assured with less than a lap to go, the yellow flag again appeared for a blown tire on the machine of Paul McMahan.

The blown tire forced a green-white-checker finish of the race and gave Pittman a clear shot the stealing the win away.

Pittman blew his car in on the top in turn one as the field took the new green but bobbled on the cushion as he set the car into the corner, taking the edge off of the finish as Marks then got away to the win by 1.402 seconds.

“This is amazing – I’ve been wanting to win this very race for a long time. I grew up here in the infield. This is where I fell in love with sprint car racing,” Marks said with his daughter by his side after taking her atop the wing after climbing from the car.

“I tried to play it smart all night. I can’t believe we just won the National Open!”

Oklahoma’s Pittman ended up settling for an uncanny fifth runner-up finish in the prestigious race.

“I’d trade every single one of ‘em for one win,” Pittman said of all his second-place finishes.

“I would trade every one of my wins here for one of these,” he continued.

“You get that close to winning one of these crown jewels and you wanna’ get the job done and we just keep coming up short.”

Five-time National Open champion Schatz ended the race in third followed by Reutzel and Friday night winner David Gravel.

Reutzel earned 2019 Rookie Of The Race honors and $3,000 for the award.

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Sixth through 10th went to Freddie Rahmer, Brown, 26th starter Brian Montieth, Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild.

Heats went to Gravel, Rahmer, Reutzel, Schatz, Pittman and Sweet with twin dashes going to Brown and Marks.

Wayne Johnson won the C Main and Trey Starks took the B Main.

Gravel set fast time over the 49-car field for the second night in a row with a lap of 16.909 seconds.

The win was the ninth of Marks’ career at Williams Grove Speedway.

The race closed the 2019 season at the track.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.


Feature finishes:

10/5//19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Aaron Reutzel, 5. David Gravel, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. Brian Brown, 8. Brian Montieth, 9. Brad Sweet, 10. Sheldon Haudenschild, 11. Kerry Madsen, 12. Matt Campbell, 13. Carson Macedo, 14. Logan Schuchart, 15. Giovanni Scelzi, 16. TJ Stutts, 17. Tim Shaffer, 18. Trey Starks, 19. Paul McMahan, 20. Ryan Smith, 21. Cory Eliason, 22. Shane Stewart, 23. Ian Madsen, 24. Cory Haas, 25. Danny Dietrich, 26. Logan Wagner, 27. Jacob Allen, 28. Lance Dewease, 29. Chad Trout

DNQ: Troy Fraker, Brett Michalski, Chase Dietz, Barry Shearer, Nicole Bower, Steve Buckwalter, Mason Daniel, Brock Zearfoss, Lucas Wolfe, Justin Whittal, Wayne Johnson, Jared Esh, Dylan Cisney, Robbie Kendall, Alan Krimes, Jason Sides, Anthony Macri, Bill Balog, Landon Myers, Kraig Kinser

 

 

Gravel Sweeps Night For First Round Of Williams Grove National Open Action

Danny Dietrich Is The 2019 Track Champion

10/4/19

Mechanicsburg – David Gravel scored a clean sweep of Friday night’s Williams Grove Speedway National Open racing action by setting quick time, scoring his heat race and then leading flag to flag to pick up the $10,000 win in the World of Outlaws sprint car feature event.

The win was the second of the year at the track for Gravel.

Gravel and Cory Eliason started on the front row of the 25-lap main event and Gravel took command at the drop of the green while Eliason made a few mistakes in the early going by jumping the fourth and first turn cushions, causing himself to fall backwards.

Third starter Donny Schatz got by Eliason for second when he first hopped up over in turn four on the second lap.

The fisrt of two caution flags unfurled moments later when Kerry Madsen slowed with failed brakes.

Gravel out-gunned Schatz on the restart while sixth starter Lance Dewease took advantage of another slip by Eliason in the first turn and motored into the third spot.

Gravel’s pace was slowed for the final time with five laps recorded, this time for oil on the racetrack.

Dewease ran Schatz up to the wall in the fourth turn as the pair headed for the completion of lap six but Schatz maintained the second spot while Gravel jetted away.

After losing a little ground after his move failed, Dewease was back for another try, this time completing the pass in the fourth corner only to see Schatz drop off of the cushion and reclaim the spot at the line.

The front trio then settled in as the laps began clicking off with Gravel entering the rear of the field just as Dewease began mounting more pressure on the 18th lap.

With Schatz now trying the low side through the third and fourth turns, Dewease went to the middle groove and drew to Schatz's outside in the turns to no avail.

But then when Schatz went high through the turns again with three laps to go, Dewease seized on the moment and drove off of the bottom to take over the position.

But by then, Gravel had amassed a more than comfortable margin that didn’t allow Dewease to get close although he did cut down the advantage by the finish.

Gravel took the win by 2.377 seconds.

Dewease, Schatz, last year’s Friday winner Giovanni Scelzi and Aaron Reutzel followed Gravel to the finish line.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, Brian Brown, Daryn Pittman, Matt Campbell and Brad Sweet.

Dietrich locked up the 2019 track title with his run in the main event.

It is the first Williams Grove track championship for the Gettysburg driver and his car owner, Gary Kauffman.

Heats for the 53-car field went to Gravel, Pittman, Brown, Dewease, Reutzel and Scelzi.

Twin dashes went to Gravel and Eliason.

Trey Starks scored the D Main, Dylan Cisney won the C Main and Tim Shaffer took the B Main.

Gravel set fast time with a lap of 16.206 seconds, shy of the pre-weight rule lap record of 16.140.

Williams Grove Speedway will close its season on Saturday night with the running of the 57th annual, $65,000 to win, 40-lap National Open, at 7 pm.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.


Feature finishes:

10/4//19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. David Gravel, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Giovanni Scelzi, 5. Aaron Reutzel, 6. Danny Dietrich, 7. Brian Brown, 8. Daryn Pittman, 9. Matt Campbell, 10. Brad Sweet, 11. Ryan Smith, 12. Cory Eliason, 13. Logan Schuchart, 14. Brian Montieth, 15. Ian Madsen, 16. Freddie Rahmer, 17. TJ Stutts, 18. Chad Trout, 19. Carson Macedo, 20. Bill Balog, 21. Brent Marks, 22. Shane Stewart, 23. Sheldon Haudenschild, 24. Jacob Allen, 25. Kraig Kinser, 26. Tim Shaffer, 27. Cory Haas, 28. Jeff Halligan, 29. Landon Myers, 30. Kerry Madsen

DNQ: Troy Fraker, Brett Michalski, Chase Dietz, Barry Shearer, Brad Howard, Kyle Moody, Nicole Bower, Steve Buckwalter, Mason Daniel, Trey Starks, Brock Zearfoss, Lucas Wolfe, Justin Whittal, Wayne Johnson, Tim WAgaman, JAred Esh, Paul McMahan, Dylan Cisney, Logan WAgner, Robbie Kendall, Alan Krimes, Jason Sides, Anthony Macri

 

 

Williams Grove And Drivers Ready For 57th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open

October 4 & 5 event ends Grove season with two-day outlaws stand offering big money, big action, big car counts

F OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/29/19

Mechanicsburg - The 57th annual Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for the Pennsylvania Posse sprints and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series is coming up in just one week, on October 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm both nights.

The fall classic will take place during a two-day stand by the outlaws sprint cars stars and the winner of this years 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars on October 5 will pocket the biggest cash payday ever in the history of the oval and in the East, at $65,000. .

Saturday’s event will be 40laps in distance while Friday’s event will pay $10,000 to win for 25 laps of work.

Admission prices for Saturday’s National Open are $35 for adults and $20 for youth while Friday’s prices are set at $30 and $15, respectively.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The two-day Champion Racing Oil Natoinal Open races will find Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich racing as he trys to cap off his first ever Williams Grove Speedway track title.

But Dietrich will be trying to do more than that in the event as he attempts to win his second career nationals after taking his first in 2016.

And Dietrich may just do it this year as he takes not only the point lead but also five oval wins on the season into the race, more than any other driver this year at the track.

In fact, Dietrich is the winningest driver in the East this season with 13 victories overall, which also ranks him among the top winners in the nation to date this year.

He has beaten the outlaws already this season as well as the All Stars Circuit of Champions on more than one occasion.

Defending Open winner Lance Dewease should be a factor in this year’s event after taking his fourth Open triumph for as many car owners in the 2018 race.

Dewease does have five wins at the track this season including one over the outlaws and last week’s outlaws tune up race but the Fayetteville flyer hasn’t been as consistently in the hunt of late when the biggest races hit the track.

Freddie Rahmer is still looking for a first ever win in the Open and shouldn’t be overlooked nor should Brian Montieth of Phoenixville who has been fast within the last few weeks.

Another potential factor within the local field this week could be Anthony Macri.

Since teaming with mechanic Jim Shuttlesworth in late August, Macri has turned in some stellar performances in other big season-ending races in the area, when the tracks have slicked off.

Californian Giovanni Scelzi won the 2018 Friday night Open Preliminary and is expected to be in the field again this season along with other independents like Brian Brian, Kerry Madsen and Tim Shaffer.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by visiting the oval on Facebook or via Twitter.

 

 

Williams Grove 57th Champion Racing Oil National Open Sports Biggest Sprint Payday In Oval And East History

Another Chapter In Tremendous History Of Event To Be Written October 5!

9/29/19

Mechanicsburg – Sprint car fans in the East will assemble Saturday night to see the 57th running of the Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series, going 40-laps in distance and paying a gigantic $65,000 to the winner.

This year’s event will be quite momentous, as the champion will pocket the biggest cash payday ever in the history of the oval and in the East, at $65,000. .

The National Open has a grand history that dates back to its inception and first champion in 1963. It is a history that pre-dates all other season-finale races held anywhere in the East.

Eventual Indianapolis 500 champion Gordon Johncock of Hastings, Mich., won the very first 100-lap affair in a contraption that had what looked like a wing atop its roll cage.

And this too would soon come to pass, as sprint cars would begin taking over dirt tracks in the east, including Williams Grove Speedway.

Ohio USAC standout Larry Dickson scored Open round two in 1964. Western Pennsylvania invader Henry Jacoby of Franklin took 1965.

The name of Blaney graced the National Open winner’s circle in 1966 as family patriarch Lou took Open laurels decades before his sons Dave and Dale would compete on the scene.

Bobbie Adamson, becoming a region name, took back-to-back victories in 1967 and 1968 before a virtual unknown named Gene Varner from Selinsgrove drove a back-up Gary Wasson No. 5 to an upset win in 1969 after a distance of 150 laps.

The decade of the 1970’s dawned with Altoona flyer Johnny Grum picking up the Open win.

The first of three consecutive wins by Midwest transplant Kenny Weld took place in 1971. All three of Weld’s wins came aboard the Bob Weikert No. 29.

Another transplant, The Bandit, Steve Smith Sr., took wins in 1974 and again in a rain-shortened 122-lap race in 1976 while The Original Outlaw, Bobby Allen drove to a win in 1975.

Texas native racing brother Van May took the 1977 version of the National Open before the Pink Panther struck in 1978 with a Kramer Williamson 100-lap win.

Smokey Snellbaker drove to victory for Charlie Lloyd in 1979 before the grandson of a coal miner named Lucas, Allen Klinger of Hegins kicked off the 1980’s with a 40-lap victory.

Steve Smith Sr. returned for a third Open triumph in 1981.

Lynn Paxton went back-to-back in 1982 and 1983 and stunned the racing world after his second 75-lap win by going into retirement during the off-season.

Three more in a row for owner Bob Weikert came at the hands of South Dakota driver Doug Wolfgang from 1984 – 1986.

Wolfgang got stunned, denied and passed by Bobby Allen’s brother, Joey Allen, for the victory in 1987.

The Mouse, Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio, took another win for Weikert in 1988.

The year 1989 found the first true World of Outlaws National Open contested as the yearly sanctioning began with Stevie Smith taking a victory to carry on his father’s tradition.

Technically, the 1978 National Open was considered an outlaws race as well although no outlaws drivers competed in the event.

One of if not the greatest sprint car driver(s) of all time, Hoosier Steve Kinser took his first National Open checkers in 1990.

Stevie Smith returned for another Open win, both for car owner Al Hamilton, in 1991, and now at a distance of 50 laps.

Kinser was again the champion in 1992 before daytime specialist Don Kreitz Jr. drove to victory under the Sunday sun in 1993 after 40 laps of action.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 1994 before outlaw cousin Mark Kinser took 1995.

The locals went back in front in 1996 with Lance Dewease and No. 461 car owner Walt Dyer.

Sammy Swindell won his first National Open in 1997 on a night that had fans returning to frozen windshields on their cars by the time the race ended.

Persistent rain forced a non-sanctioned event in 1998, won by modified turned sprint star Billy Pauch in a mount owned by John Zemaitis.

Mark Kinser returned for victory in 1999 before one of today’s outlaws stars and champions, Donny Schatz took his first win in 2000 as part of what would become a historic record in National Open competition in another 13 years.

Dewease returned the laurels to the PA Posse turf with back-to-back wins in 2001 and 2002, for car owners Joe Harz and Al Hamilton, taking $25,000 and $30,000, respectively on both accounts.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 2003 before Schatz returned for two in a row in 2004 and 2005.

The first $50,000 to win National Open was scored by Lancaster’s Doug Esh in 2006 and as it turned out it was the richest and shortest Open in history when rains hit on lap 26 of 40.

Schatz was again the winner in 2007.

Thanks to more persistent rain, another unsanctioned event in 2008 saw future outlaws and All Stars star Cody Darrah drive to victory.

Greg Hodnett took a hugely popular National Open victory for the PA Posse in 2009 driving the Jim and Sandy Kline No. 22.

Sammy Swindell got the second Open win of his career in 2010.

West coast flyer Jason Meyers took the 40-lap, $50,000 laurels in 2011.

The 2012 version saw North Dakota’s Schatz surge for an unprecedented fifth career win in the prestigious classic National Open.

With the $50,000, 40-lap victory, Schatz became the winningest driver in National Open history, breaking a four-win tie with Steve Kinser.

In 2013, the grand career of local driver Fred Rahmer of Salfordville was capped off at Williams Grove with his first and only triumph in the lucrative, prestigious National Open as Rahmer led the final 31 laps of the 40-lap feature before the veteran retired from the sport at the close of the season.

Connecticut driver David Gravel took the $50,000 win in 2014 but not without controversy.

The outlaws flyer was overtaken by local favorite Stevie Smith during the last half of the race before the slightest of contact from a closely following Gravel found Smith spinning in the first turn with six laps to go while Gravel retook command for the victory.

And then Stevie Smith got redemption in what was to be the first three-day National Open in history in 2015.

After three consecutive days of rain stopped the event dead in its tracks, a break with the weather on Sunday allowed a raindated Open to be completed with Smith taking the lead from Danny Dietrich on the ninth tour to lead the final 31 circuits and beat Schatz to the line for victory.

An uncanny three more days of rain and raw weather wiped out a second attempt at a three-day nationals in 2016.

An outlaws make up two weeks later found Danny Dietrich taking the lead from Joey Saldana with two laps to go in the 40-lap affair to score a wildly popluar win for the Pennsylvania Posse. Brad Sweet also took a turn at leading the main.

Connecticut’s David Gravel struck for his second $50,000 score in the 2017 National Open. Gravel took the lead from Donny Schatz and then took the lead back from James McFadden to win the 55th Annual affair.

An emotional 2018 event held just days after the tragic death of 2009 National Open champion Greg Hodnett saw local driver Lance Dewease win his fourth career nationals for his fourth different car owner. Driving for Don Kreitz Jr. in the No. 69K, Dewease wrestled the lead away from Brock Zearfoss with a three-wide move in the second turn on lap 24 to seal the 40-lap deal, worth $56,000. A tearful Dewease dedicated the victory to Hodnett.

Admission prices for Saturday’s National Open are $35 for adults and $20 for youth.

And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by visiting the oval on Facebook or via Twitter.

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

A NIGHT OF FIRSTS; RYAN SMITH & JON STEWART EARN FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WINS

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, November 23, 2019 (7:00PM) 2019 Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet

Saturday, February 22, 2020 (2:00PM) Icebreaker

Abbottstown, PA (September 28, 2019) – Ryan Smith had yet to find victory lane in 2019, but that changed when the Kunkletown driver earned his first career win at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Smith held off a charging Danny Dietrich to win the 25-lap main event.

Smith drew the pole position in the redraw and shared the front row with Dietrich. 2019 Track Champion, Brian Montieth lined up third and 410-rookie driver, Tyler Walton, started fourth.

Walton got by Montieth for third at the start of the race as Smith led Dietrich around the 3/8th mile oval.

It didn’t take Montieth long to start challenging Walton for third. Montieth took the spot back on lap 3 after getting under Walton going into the third turn.

The first caution of the race came on lap 4 for Freddie Rahmer who was parked sideways in turn 4.

Smith, Dietrich, Montieth, Walton and Anthony Macri were the top five heading into the restart.

Smith got a great start and went high going into turn 1 with Dietrich opting for the bottom of the track.

Macri used the bottom of the track to challenge Walton for fourth and took the spot-on lap 6.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 7. Anthony Fiore and Brett Michalski got turned around in turn 4. It was a close call for Smith and Dietrich as they nearly get together avoiding the spun-out cars.

Dietrich went low again into turn 1 on the restart and once again Smith held him off.

Dietrich was searching for something on the bottom of turns 1 and 2 as he tried to reel in Smith.

Smith entered lapped traffic on lap 13.

As Dietrich was rim ridding in turns 3 and 4, he hit the wall on lap 16 and lost nearly a second to Smith but was able to keep running.

Another yellow flag came out on lap 18 when Chris Arnold ended up facing the wrong was in turn 4.

On the restart Dietrich once again went low and this time he stayed within striking distance of Smith. Dietrich slid Smith in turns 3 and 4 for the lead, but Smith beat him back to the line.

Dietrich tried another slide job in turns 3 and 4 as the white flag waved for the leaders but once again Smith was able to hold him off.

Smith beat Dietrich to the checkered flag for his first 410 win of the season by .952 seconds. Montieth crossed the line third. Macri was fourth and Chad Trout completed the top five.

Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe and Cory Haas each won a heat race. Chase Dietz won the B-main.

Jon Stewart Wins First Lincoln Speedway Feature

Jon Stewart parked his number 13 machine in victory lane for the first time in his career on Saturday night after making the pass for the lead with seven laps to go.

Stewart lined up fourth for the start of the feature next to Mark VanVorst. Pole-sitter Cody Fletcher paced the field with Michael Hamer on his outside for the start of the 20-lap feature.

Fletcher took the lead going into turn 1 but the yellow came out before the first lap was completed. The caution was for VanVorst who ended up against the wall in turns 1 and 2.

Fletcher took the lead again on the start with Stewart getting around the outside of Hamer for second. A three-way battle for second ensued between Hamer, Jeff Rohrbaugh and Stewart. Both Stewart and Rohrbaugh got by Hamer with Stewart taking second and Rohrbaugh running third.

Rohrbaugh and Stewart raced wheel to wheel for second with Rohrbaugh taking the spot as the caution came out on lap 5 for Dylan Orwig and David Holbrook. Orwig was spun around and Holbrook came to a stop in turn 4.

Fletcher led Rohrbaugh, Stewart, CJ Tracy and Hamer to the cone for the restart.

Hammaker was trying to work his way into the top five as Stewart got back around Rohrbaugh coming out of turn 2 on lap 7 for second.

An exciting three car race for the lead was brewing between Fletcher Stewart and Rohrbaugh. Fletcher was running the bottom as Stewart rolled through the middle of turns 1 and 2 and was rubbing the wall in turns 3 and 4.

Another yellow flag on lap 10 for Orwig set up the field for another restart.

Fletcher got a good jump at the cone and had a good run coming off turn 2.

The caution flag flew again on lap 12. Nat Tuckey, Brian Allman, Alyson Dietz and VanVorst piled up in turns 1 and 2.

With eight laps to go, Fletcher got out to the lead with another good restart.

Stewart caught Fletcher and the two raced wheel to wheel to the line on lap 14 with Stewart edging out Fletcher for the lead by .008 seconds.

Fletcher had taken the lead back, but the caution came out on lap 14 for Orwig who had spun out in turn 2.

Stewart was pulling away from Fletcher coming out of turn 2 but Fletcher made up ground in turns 3 and 4 running the bottom.

Troy Wagaman had worked his way up through the field to fourth from his ninth starting spot on with three laps to go after getting around Tracy.

Stewart crossed the line for his first career win at Lincoln .825 seconds ahead of Fletcher. Rohrbaugh finished third. Wagaman was fourth and Doug Hammaker completed the top five.

Zach Euculano, Steve Drevicki and CJ Tracy each won a heat with Wyatt Hinkle taking the B-main.

Lincoln Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2PM for the Ice Breaker. Pit gates will open at 11:30AM and the grandstand will open at noon.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, September 28, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprint Cars:

410 Sprint Car Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 72-Ryan Smith; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 39-Cory Haas; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 14T-Tyler Walton; 10. 75-Chase Dietz; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 14. 99-Kyle Moddy; 15. 15-Adam Wilt; 16. 33-Jared Esh; 17. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 18. 48H-Bradley Howard; 19. 8-Billy Dietrich; 20. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 21. 73B-Brett Michalski; 22. 5-Jeff Halligan; 23. 91-Tony Fiore; 24. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF)

Lap Leader – Ryan Smith (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 33-Jared Esh; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 5-Jeff Halligan; 9. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 39-Cory Haas; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore; 7. 48H-Bradley Howard; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 9. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. (DNF)

410 Sprint Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard; 4. 73B-Brett Michalski; 5. 5-Jeff Halligan; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Car Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 13-Jon Stewart; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 00-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 5. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 6. 21-CJ Tracy; 7. 47-Michael Hamer; 8. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 10. 10-Zach Euculano; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 13. 99-Zachary Cool; 14. 93-Mike Bittinger; 15. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 16. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 17. 32-Justin Foster; 18. 5A-Brian Allman; 19. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNF); 20. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 21. 48-Nat Tuckey (DNF); 22. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 23. 34-Mark VanVorst (DNF); 24. 77-David Holbrook (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Cody Fletcher (1-13) & Jon Stewart (14-20)

358 Sprint Car Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 10-Zach Euculano; 2. 13S-Jon Stewart; 3. 00-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 77-David Holbrook; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 9. 51-Austin Treuchet; 10. 6S-Bill Sherman (DNF)

358 Sprint Car Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 2. 34- Mark VanVorst; 3. 47-Michael Hamer; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 5A-Brian Allman; 6. 48-Nat Tuckey; 7. 15-Cameron Burke; 8. 99-Zachary Cool (DNF); 9. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNF); 10. Dylan Norris (DNS)

358 Sprint Car Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-CJ Tracy; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 93-Mike Bittinger; 5. 3-Jeff Paulson; 6. 32-Justin Foster; 7. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 8. 50-Alyson Dietz; 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig

358 Sprint Car Consy Finish (10 laps) – 1. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 4. 99-Zachary Cool; 5. 50-Alyson Dietz; 6. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 7. 51-Austin Treuchet; 8. 6S-Bill Sherman; 9. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 10. 15-Cameron Burke (DNF); 11. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNS)

 

 

Dewease Tunes For Williams Grove Open & Outlaws With “Tricky” Sprints Win

Hammaker scores 358 sprint main and wraps up title

9/27/19

Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease of Fayetteville scored his 98th career Williams Grove Speedway sprint car win on Friday night in the World of Outlaws tune up race for 410 sprint cars.

Dewease took home $8,000 for his fifth win of the year at the track after overtaking Freddie Rahmer for the win.

In the 358 sprint feature, Doug Hammaker put an exclamation point on his 2019 track title in the division by claiming the final race of the year.

The initial start of the 30-lap outlaws tune up race was red flagged for a vicious crash just before the first lap could be completed when Tyler Reeser and Cody Keller tangled just as they exited turn four.

Reeser’s car was destroyed with the front end of the mount totally torn away.

The restart saw polesitter Freddie Rahmer jet into the lead over second starter Brian Montieth with Dewease racing third.

The only caution flag of the race unfurled with four laps away, regrouping the field.

Dewease began challenging Montieth for second on the restart and took a low lane underneath him in the first and second turns to net the second spot on the sixth loop.

Rahmer began working traffic with 20 laps to go at by the halfway point both he and Dewease seemed to be struggling to work through the field.

At times Rahmer would slip over the third turn cushion while Dewease would burst off of the second turn but then slide around in the third and fourth corner.

Dewease took his first swipe at the lead with 11 laps to go in the first turn when he caught Rahmer as he came up on a backmarker.

Dewease took the opportunity to go three wide through the turns, racing in the middle groove and drawing even with Rahmer who was to his outside.

However Rahmer pulled ahead onto the backchute and Dewease regrouped.

With six laps to go, Dewease had again run up on Rahmer in traffic and he bolted underneath him in the third turn to drive up across the track, catch the cushion and take control but Rahmer turned his car off of the cushion and reclaimed the top spot at the line although the naked eye would have trouble seeing who got to the line first.

Dewease then mashed the brakes and turned the car from the outside lane to the inside as he and Rahmer set their cars into the first turn and as Rahmer swept across the cushion Dewease throttled his No. 69K across the bottom to bite fast low in the second turn and take the point.

Once in front, Dewease threaded his way through traffic to get the win by 1.281 seconds.

“I think we need to be better than that,” said Dewease about his chances against the outlaws in the National Open next week, comparing his just completed run to the win against the competition he’ll face in the Open.

“The track was tricky tonight.”

Rahmer was second followed by Brian Montieth, who won the 2019 Diamond Series title by taking the podium spot.

Brian Brown rode home fourth followed by Matt Campbell in the Westbrook No. 1W.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, TJ Stutts, Ryan Smith, Cory Haas and Anthony Macri.

Heats went to Rahmer, Dewease and Montieth with Rahmer claiming the dash and Nicole Bower winning the consolation.

Matt Campbell set quick time over the 28 car field with a lap of 16.779 seconds.

Doug Hammaker would lead all 20 laps of the 358 sprint main to claim his third feature of the season at the track and ninth of his career at the oval.

The run came on top of the 2019 track title that he officially wrapped up by entering the night’s action.

Rich Eichelberger trailed Hammaker for the win the entire distance.

Kyle Denmyer, Matt Findley and Troy Wagaman Jr. rounding out the top five finishers.

Twin heats went to Eichelberger and Hammaker.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.


Feature finishes:

9/27/19

410 sprints, 30 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Brian Brown, 5. Matt Campbell, 6. Danny Dietrich, 7. TJ Stutts, 8. Ryan Smith, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Anthony Macri, 11. Chad Trout, 12. Alan Krimes, 13. Lucas Wolfe, 14. Kyle Moody, 15. Dylan Cisney, 16. Jared Esh, 17. Jeff Halligan, 18. Nicole Bower, 19. Brett Michalski, 20. Troy Fraker, 21. Mark Smith, 22. Todd Zinn, 23. Cody Keller, 24. Tyler Reeser

DNQ: Greg Plank, Tim Wagaman, Bradley Howard

DQ: George Riden

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Doug Hammaker, 2. Rich Eichelberger, 3. Kyle Denmyer, 4. Matt Findley, 5. Troy Wagaman, 6. Dylan Norris, 7. Wyatt Hinkle, 8. Chris Frank, 9. Mark Van Vorst, 10. Glenndon Forsythe, 11. Brett Wanner, 12. Cody Fletcher, 13. Ashley Capetta, 14. Gregg Foster, 15. Scott Fisher, 16. Andrew Hake, 17. Denny Gross, 18. Dan Richcreek

 

 

Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil National Open Plays Big Role In 2019 WoO Title Chase

Oct. 4 & 5 Open Races Will Find World Of Outlaws Contenders Primed For $65,000 Payday

9/22/19

Mechanicsburg - The final invasion of the season by the World of Outlaws NOS Engergy Drink Sprint Cars Series is coming up in just two weeks at Williams Grove Speedway when the oval hosts the 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on October 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm.

The outlaws stars will hit the track for the two-day show that will close the 2019 season at the oval.

But just who will be leading the traveling band into the stand could be the subject of some debate.

While perennial series champion Donny Schatz currently leads the series point standings, its Brad Sweet who holds the reins as the winningest driver on the tour this year, holding 15 wins to Schatz’s nine. .

In fact, the point lead was Sweets for a good part of the season before Schatz moved ahead.

And that will bring the duo and the rest of the outlaws stars into Williams Grove for a battle of supremacy against the Pennsylvania Posse in two weeks as they race for a $65,000 payday in the Saturday 40-lap Champion Racing Oil National Open.

For North Dakota’s Schatz, the pendulum may be swining in his favor at the track after he won for the first time there in July in more than four years.

Californian Sweet’s fortunes on the other hand are hoped to improve as he seeks to win at Williams Grove Speedway for the first time ever although he certainly has been on the podium, most recently in July.

If any time is the right time for Sweet to score his first win at Williams Grove, this Open will be it.

With its unrivaled depth in the fields of cars that assemble for it, the Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil National Open could prove pivotal to both drivers’ 2019 series title hopes.

Schatz already owns five National Open victories in his career.

Other top series contenders for victory when Open action unfolds in two weeks include David Gravel, who cut his teeth on the oval dirt as he learned the ropes of 410 sprint racing.

Gravel, a two-time Open winner already in his career, is currently third in series points and won at the track in May before pushing his current season win total to eight including the Knoxville Nationals.

Logan Schuchart too has been having a career season with the series in 2019 currently holding at seven wins on the year.

Schuchart’s car owner and grandfather, Bobby Allen, won the 1975 National Open.

Daryn Pittman, who has never won the Open but who has plenty of experience and success at the track and who always runs strong when he races there as an invader, is not to be discounted among top traveling Open contenders this year.

Though not an outlaw, touring driver and All Stars titlist Aaron Reutzel also has to be considered a contender after just picking up two series victories at the track in a month’s time.

The Texan cemented himself as the first ever All Stars driver to win an All Stars event at the oval since the series first raced there in 1970.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

BRIAN MONTIETH SCORES WIN FOR PA POSSE IN DIRT CLASSIC 6

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 28 (6:00pm) Hank Gentzler Memorial | Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (September 21, 2019) – After watching the PA Posse struggle to find victory lane against the All Stars during their last few trips to Central PA, Brian Montieth scored a $20,000 win against the traveling series on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. Montieth’s win put his name in the record books with Stevie Smith as a two-time winner of the Dirt Classic.

The Dirt Classic offers a unique two heat format where drivers earn points for time trials and two sets of heats. The first set is lined up based on time trial results and the second set sees each heat lined up with an invert of nine.

After qualifying was completed Montieth had a one-point advantage over Aaron Reutzel to earn him the pole for the 40-lap main event.

Reutzel had the advantage at the line on the start when Justin Peck lost a wheel on the front stretch bringing out the yellow.

The field lined up for a complete restart with Reutzel once again getting an advantage over Montieth when the green flag flew.

Reutzel was riding around the bottom of the track with Montieth living up to his nickname, “The Edge”, as he rode around the top side of the 3/8-mile oval.

Montieth was lurking right behind Reutzel as he was better in turns 3 and 4. Reutzel had the advantage in turns 1 and 2 and that was enough to keep Montieth at bay.

The leaders were catching the tail end of the field on lap 10 when the red flag came out for Anthony Macri. Macri hit the wall in turn three while running third.

Reutzel led Montieth, Brian Brown, Danny Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer for the restart. Dietrich was up to fourth from his eighteenth starting spot.

Montieth had the advantage on the restart but Reutzel went to the inside of turns 3 and 4 and got back to the line first. The red flag came out again for two separate incidents. Dale Blaney and Tyler Walton got together in turn 3 with Blaney’s car parked on the wall.

Kyle Moody and Chase Dietz were both spun around in turn 4. Both Moody and Dietz were able to rejoin the field.

Dietrich was all over Brown for third and he got around him for the spot on lap 13. Rahmer followed two laps later sending Brown back to fifth.

Reutzel approached lapped traffic on lap 20 and had a .898 second advantage over Montieth at the halfway point of the race.

As the leaders worked through lapped traffic Montieth took the lead coming out of turn 4 on lap 25.

Rahmer got by Dietrich for third on lap 26 with Dietrich taking the spot back two laps later.

Dietrich was on a roll and moved into second on lap 30 but the caution came out for James McFadden. The field was reset to the previous lap erasing Dietrich’s pass for second.

Reutzel and Dietrich battled for second as Montieth pulled away. Montieth had a 2.592 second advantage with 5 laps to go.

Montieth’s lead was all but erased as he caught lapped traffic with 4 laps to go. Montieth and Reutzel were both stuck to the bottom of the track, same as the lapped cars in front of them. Montieth went high in turns 3 and 4 with three laps to go which allowed Reutzel to gain even more on the leader.

Dietrich had caught Montieth and Reutzel with two laps to go. In a last-ditch effort, Reutzel went high going into turn 3 on the last lap. With Reutzel riding the top, Dietrich went low and got by Reutzel for second in the last turn of the last lap of the 40-lap feature.

Reutzel held onto third. Rahmer crossed the line fourth and Brown finished fifth.

Aaron Reutzel, Jim Siegel, Brian Brown, Paul McMahan and Anthony Macri won the first round of heats. The second round of heats were won by Dylan Norris, Glenndon Forsythe, Brian Montieth, Chase Dietz and Trey Starks.

Lance Dewease won the B-main and Aaron Reutzel set quick time over the 49-car field with a lap of 13.492 seconds.

Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 28 with the Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho Racing Products featuring the 410 and 358 Sprints. Racing starts at 6:00PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4:00PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, September 21, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprint Cars:

410 Sprint Car Dirt Classic Feature Finish (40 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($20,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 21B-Brian Brown; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 13-Paul McMahan; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes; 9. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen; 11. 26-Cory Eliason; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 13. 69K-Lance Dewease; 14. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 99G-Skylar Gee; 17. 73B-Brett Michalski; 18. 70X-Justin Peck; 19. W20-Greg Wilson; 20. 99-Kyle Moody; 21. 9-James McFadden; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher; 23. 5C-Dylan Cisney; 24. 72-Ryan Smith (DNF); 25. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF); 26. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 27. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF); 28. 11B-Dale Blaney (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Aaron Reutzel (1-24) & Brian Montieth (25-40)

410 Sprint Car Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 26-Cory Eliason; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton; 6. 11S-TJ Stutts; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 40-George Hobaugh

410 Sprint Car Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 87K-Alan Krimes; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 16-Matt Campbell; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 21B-Brian Brown; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 70X-Justin Peck; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease; 5. 37-JJ Grasso; 6. 19M-Landon Myers; 7. 2-AJ Flick; 8. 29-Dan Shetler; 9. W20-Greg Wilson; 10. 11-Dale Blaney (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (8 laps) – 1. 13-Paul McMahan; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen; 3. 99G-Skylar Gee; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 10-Joe Kata; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 9. 5H-Jeff Halligan; 10. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Five Finish (8 laps) – 1. 39M-Anthony Macri; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 7. 44S-Trey Starks; 8. 9-James McFadden (DNF); 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Six Finish (8 laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 14T-Tyler Walton; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 6. 26-Cory Eliason; 7. 11S-TJ Stutts; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 71-Gio Scelzi; 10. 40-George Hobaugh (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Seven Finish (8 laps) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher

410 Sprint Heat Eight Finish (8 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. 2-AJ Flick; 4. 37-JJ Grasso; 5. 21B-Brian Brown; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease (DNF); 7. 70X-Justin Peck (DNF); 8. 19M-Landon Myers (DNF); 9. 29-Dan Shetler (DNS); 10. Dale Blaney (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Nine Finish (8 laps) – 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 5H-Jeff Halligan; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 13-Paul McMahan; 7. 99G-Skylar Gee; 8. 10-Joe Kata (DNF); 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNS); 10. 97-Brie Hershey (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Ten Finish (8 laps) – 1. 44S-Trey Starks; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri; 3. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 39-Cory Haas; 7. 9-James McFadden; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney; 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt (DNS)

410 Sprint B-Main Finish (12 laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease; 2. 5C-Dylan Cisney; 3. 07-Gerard McIntyre; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 39-Cory Haas; 8. 11S-TJ Stutts; 9. 37-JJ Grasso; 10. 2-AJ Flick; 11. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 12. 44-Dylan Norris; 13. 44S-Trey Starks; 14. 73B-Brett Michalski; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher; 16. 5H-Jeff Halligan; 17. 40-George Hobaugh (DNF); 18. 11B-Dlae Blaney (DNF); 19. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 20. 19M-Landon Myers (DNF); 21. Dan Shetler (DNS)

410 Sprint Time Trial Results 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel 13.492; 2. 59-Jim Siegel 13.567; 3. 21B-Brian Brown 13.649; 4. 13-Paul McMahan 13.690; 5. 9-James McFadden 13.705; 6. 26-Cory Eliason 13.721; 7. 87K-Alan Krimes 13.733; 8. 21-Brian Montieth 13.746; 9. 99G-Skylar Gee 13.797; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri 13.801; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.811; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss 13.819; 13. 70x-Justin Peck 13.827; 14. 1X-Chad Trout 13.858; 15. 5C-Dylan Cisney 13.858; 16. 71-Gio Scelzi 13.859; 17. 99-Kyle Moody 13.864; 18. 69K-Lance Dewease 13.872; 19. 2M-Kerry Madsen 13.892; 20. 07-Gerard McIntyre 13.932; 21. 14T-Tyler Walton 13.942; 22. 72-Ryan Smith 13.950; 23. 29-Dan Shetler 13.958; 24. 75-Chase Dietz 14.015; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich 14.015; 26. 11S-TJ Stutts 14.022; 27. 24-Lucas Wolfe 14.024; 28. 19M-Landon Myers 14.035; 29. 88-Brandon Rahmer 14.054; 30. 39-Cory Haas 14.082; 31. 69-Tim Glatfelter 14.085; 32. 15-Adam Wilt 14.106; 33. 2-AJ Flick 14.132; 34. 55K-Robbie Kendall 14.145; 35. 91-Kyle Reinhardt 14.145; 36. 1*-Tim Wagaman 14.183; 37. 16-Matt Campbell 14.187; 38. 37-JJ Grasso 14.222; 39. 5H-Jeff Halligan 14.266; 40. 44S-Trey Starks 14.335; 41. 44N-Dylan Norris 14.339; 42. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 14.362; 43. W20-Greg Wilson 14.388; 44. 10K-Joe Kata 14.405; 45. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.468; 46. 40-George Hobaugh 14.507; 47. 21T-Scott Fisher 14.577; 48. 11B-Dale Blaney NT; 49. Brie Hershey NT

Williams Grove Hosts $8,000 To Win Outlaws Tune Up For 410 Sprints Friday

Diamond Series Title and 358 Sprints Title To Be Decided

9/22/19

For Immediate Release

Mechanicsburg – The Diamond Series World of Outlaws tune up for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will take center stage this Friday, September 27 at 7:30 pm at Williams Grove Speedway.

Friday’s 30-lap World of Outalws tune up race will pay $8,000 to win as the field uses the event to prepare themselves for the ensuing invasion by the outlaws drivers for the Champion Racing Oil National Open.

The 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open weekend is slated for Friday and Saturday, Octdober 4 and 5.

The September 27 show will also be the final event of the season for the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars, thus serving to crown the track champion.

Doug Hammaker is the current point leader and he will be trying to claim his first ever Williams Grove Speedway 358 sprint track title.

The event for the 410 sprints will also be the final race in the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series at the oval.

After the September 20 race at the track, Brian Montieth has stolen the Hoosier Diamond Series point lead away from Danny Dietrich by 65 points.

If he is able to hold on to the lead and claim the series title, it would be Montieth’s first since the series began in 1999.

The 410 sprints will compete in time trials, heats and a dash to set the main event starting lineup.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the program is set at $17 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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The 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Engery Drink Sprint Cars Series, will close the season at the track on October 4 and 5.

Saturday’s 40-lap Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay $65,000 to the winner and will serve to crown the 2019 Williams Grove Speedway 410 sprint track champion.

In a quest to win his first career Williams Grove track title, Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich carries a 560 point lead over Freddie Rahmer in the title chase as the pair enters the September 27 racing program.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

FROM WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

September 20, 2019

AARON REUTZEL WINS TOMMY HINNERSHITZ CLASSIC AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

Chris Frank and Dylan Norris score 358 Sprint Car wins

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – In August, Aaron Reutzel became the first All

Star Circuit of Champions regular to win a sanctioned event at

Williams Grove Speedway.

Reutzel backed up that win with another one Friday night as the driver

from Clute, Texas, scored the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic for the sprint

cars earning $6,000.

“We’ve been working really hard on getting good when it’s slick and

20-second lap times around this place is unreal, hard,” Reutzel said.

“The car was really good. We hit on something.”

Reutzel and Giovanni Scelzi won the twin dashes and shared the front

row to start the 30-lap main event.

Reutzel grabbed the early lead. James McFadden raced by Scelzi and

into second. Fifth starter Lance Dewease passed Brian Montieth taking

fourth. An inside move by Scelzi in turn four moved Dewease into

third.

McFadden closed on the leader as they caught the rear of the field.

The yellow flew with eight laps completed giving Reutzel clean air

again.

The top three used three different grooves on the restart with Reutzel

blasting the top, Dewease in the middle and McFadden on the bottom.

Dewease caught McFadden for second and tried a frontstretch pass. They

made contact and nearly did again racing into turn three.

Meanwhile, Reutzel pulled away to a comfortable lead staying on the

outside as he began lapping cars.

McFadden put the pressure back on, but Reutzel dropped to the inside groove.

“I saw a lapped car start running the bottom and he kind of pulled me

one lap, but I missed the top,” Reutzel explained. “I tried to run it

harder the next lap to give it one more chance. I seen him pull me and

McFadden get under me at the same time, so I knew it was time to sit

on the bottom.”

McFadden and Dewease stayed close. McFadden took a shot on the top in

three and four, but slipped over the cushion allowing Dewease to drive

by and Scelzi into third.

Reutzel, the current All Star point leader and defending champion,

controlled the final laps winning his second Grove feature in the past

month and 14th on the season with the All Stars.

“I figured there wasn’t too much going on, but then I seen Dewease

move into second,” Reutzel said. “I could hear someone back there. I

was trying to run a little harder, but at the same time, I didn’t want

to catch those lapped cars.”

Dewease, Scelzi, McFadden and Brian Montieth completed the top five.

“I wish I could have cleared (McFadden) because I think I could have

done something with Aaron,” Dewease said. “I could race the middle and

I found a good lane in three and four, but that’s all part of it.”

Kerry Madsen, Cory Eliason, Brock Zearfoss, Danny Dietrich and Brian

Brown rounded out the top 10.

Scelzi set quick time over the 37-car field with a lap of 16.718.

Zearfoss, Madsen, Reutzel and Eliason won the heat races. Freddie

Rahmer won the B-main.

Teenager Dylan Norris won the 20-lap main event for the 358 sprints

over Doug Hammaker, Matt Findley, Todd Rittenhouse and Wyatt Hinkle.

He led every lap for his first career Grove win.

Norris and Findley won the heat races.

In the 25-lap Summer Series make-up feature for the 358 Sprints from

Aug. 2, it was second starter Chris Frank getting the jump on

polesitter Brett Wanner at the start. Frank controlled the race past

the half-way point. Wanner caught the leader with seven laps to go,

but couldn’t make the pass. Frank earned $1,500. Dylan Norris, Chad

Criswell and Glenndon Forsythe completed the top five. Doug Hammaker,

Matt Findley, Troy Wagaman Jr., Gregg Foster and Wyatt Hinkle rounded

out the top 10. Hammaker was the series champion.

Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial (30 laps): 1. Aaron Reutzel. 2. Lance

Dewease. 3. Giovanni Scelzi. 4. James McFadden. 5. Brian Montieth. 6.

Kerry Madsen. 7. Cory Eliason. 8. Brock Zearfoss. 9. Danny Dietrich.

10. Brian Brown. 11. Freddie Rahmer. 12. Ryan Smith. 13. Kyle Moody.

14. Cory Haas. 15. Matt Campbell. 16. Parker Price-Miller. 17. Anthony

Macri. 18. Paul McMahan. 19. Steve Buckwalter. 20. Justin Peck. 21.

Chad Trout. 22. Dale Blaney. 23. Skylar Gee. 24. Chris Arnold. 25.

Trey Starks. 26 TJ Stutts. 27 Landon Myers.

B-main (12 laps): 1. Freddie Rahmer. 2. Anthony Macri. 3. Paul

McMahan. 4. Trey Starks. 5. Steve Buckwalter. 6. Justin Peck. 7. Lucas

Wolfe. 8. TJ Stutts. 9. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 10. Tyler Reeser. 11. Greg

Wilson. 12. Jeff Halligan. 13. Troy Fraker. 14. Barry Shearer. DNS:

Jared Esh, Robbie Kendall, George Hobaugh.

358 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps): 1. Dylan Norris. 2. Doug Hammaker.

3. Matt Findley. 4. Todd Rittenhouse. 5. Wyatt Hinkle. 6. Troy Wagaman

Jr. 7. Gregg Foster. 8. Chad Criswell. 9. Rich Eichelberger. 10. Tyler

Brehm. 11. Chris Frank. 12. Glenndon Forsythe. 13. Brett Wanner. 14.

Kyle Denmyer. 15. Cody Fletcher. 16. Mark Van Vorst. 17. Dan

Rickcreek. 18. Kevin Nouse. DNS: Jay Krout.

358 Sprint Car Feature -makeup (25 laps): 1. Chris Frank. 2. Brett

Wanner. 3. Dylan Norris. 4. Chad Criswell. 5. Glenndon Forsythe. 6.

Doug Hammaker. 7. Matt Findley. 8. Troy Wagaman Jr. 9. Gregg Foster.

10. Wyatt Hinkle. 11. Todd Rittenhouse Jr. 12. Rich Eichelberger. 13.

Aaron Eichelberger. 14. Kevin Nouse. DNS: Scott Fisher, Dwight Leppo, Troy Rhome, Travis Scott

Saturday, September 14, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

RICK ECKERT TRIUMPHANT IN SUPER LATE MODEL RETURN TO LINCOLN; Matt Findley Establishes Track Record with Win; Billy Powell Victorious in xTreme Stocks

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 21 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions | 6th Annual DIRT CLASSIC | 410 Sprints

Saturday, September 28 (6:00pm) Hank Gentzler Memorial | Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (September 14, 2019) – The Super Late Models made their first return to Lincoln Speedway since 2013 on Saturday night. Rick “Scrub” Eckert won the last Super Late Model race held at the track, and after six years, he found victory lane once again taking home $6,000 in the inaugural Billy Vacek Memorial.

Gregg Satterlee had the quickest time in the scramble qualifying format which allowed him to select the inside our outside of the front row for the 40-lap feature. After seeing three of the four heat races won from the outside, he elected for the outside. That lined up quick-timer Bryan Bernheisel to his inside for the start of the main event.

Satterlee had the advantage going into turn 1 when the green flag dropped and led lap 1 with Rick Eckert getting by Bernheisel for second.

The first caution of the race came on lap 4 for Steve Axtell who stopped in turn 4.

The field lined up for a Delaware style restart which sets the field with the leader out front and the remainder of the field lined up side by side. Satterlee was out front with Eckert and Bernheisel lined up behind him.

Eckert held onto second with Mason Ziegler moving up to third. Bernheisel stayed close and raced wheel to wheel with Ziegler trying to take the spot back with Jason Covert watching the battle unfold in front of him.

Eckert caught Satterlee and was all over him trying to take the top spot.

Bernheisel took third back from Ziegler on lap 6 and Covert followed.

Eckert took the lead from Satterlee coming out of turn 2 on lap 9.

Only three laps after taking over the top spot, Eckert held a .72 second lead over Satterlee lap 12 as he entered lapped traffic.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 15. This time it was for Ziegler who slowed on the track as he was running eighth.

Eckert was out front for the restart with Satterlee and Bernheisel lined up behind him.

Bernheisel took over the second spot after restarting on the inside of Satterlee.

Satterlee went low into turn 3 and 4 and nearly took second back. As Bernheisel and Satterlee battled for second behind him, Eckert started to pull away from the field.

After falling back to seventh at the start of the race from his fifth starting spot, Gary Stuhler had made his way back up through the field to fourth on lap 19.

Eckert held a 2.8 second lead halfway through the 40-lap feature.

Satterlee had just taken second back from Bernheisel when the caution came out on lap 21 for Covert who slowed on the track as he was running seventh.

Eckert led Satterlee and Bernheisel on the restart.

Ross Robinson entered the top five on the restart after starting tenth. It didn’t take Robinson to move up to fourth and challenge Bernheisel for third.

Kyle Lee stopped in turn 2 bringing out the yellow on lap 23.

Robinson got under Bernheisel in turns 3 and 4 to take third on lap 25. Bernheisel got him back on the next lap.

Eckert had rocketed out to a 3.9 second lead with 10 laps to go. Lapped traffic came into play on lap 32 but it didn’t slow Eckert down.

The caution on lap 34 erased Eckert's 4.7 second lead over Satterlee. The yellow was for Billy Wampler who stopped in turn 2.

With under 10 laps to go the field lined up for a single file restart. Eckert led Satterlee, Bernheisel, Robinson and Stuhler for the restart with six laps to go.

Eckert took the checkered flag 4.425 seconds ahead of Satterlee. Bernheisel crossed the line third with Robinson finishing fourth. Stuhler completed the top five.

Gene Knaub was the hard charger driving through the field to finish eighth from his eighteenth starting spot.

Heat winners were Mason Ziegler, Mike Lupfer, Rick Eckert and Gregg Satterlee.

Bryan Bernheisel set quick time over the field with a lap of 15.583 seconds.

Matt Findley Establishes Track Record with Win

Matt Findley established a 25-lap Lincoln track record of 7 minutes 2.436 seconds with his 358 Summer Series win on Saturday night. Findley also secured his second-place finish in the season long point standings with his non-stop feature win.

2019 358 Sprint Track Champion, Doug Hammaker, started on the pole of the feature with Findley lined up to his outside.

Hammaker went to the top of the track to lead lap 1 with Findley in second. A three-car battle for third between Cody Fletcher, Wyatt Hinkle and CJ Tracy was transpiring behind the leaders.

Hinkle drove to the top of turns 1 and 2 to take third on lap 3 from Fletcher.

Tracy went to work on Fletcher for fourth and takes the spot on lap 6.

Hammaker entered lapped traffic on lap 8.

Jeff Halligan, who was back in a 358 Sprint after some seat time in a 410 at the track, got a good run on Fletcher coming out of turn 2 on lap 8 but Fletcher blocked his line down the back stretch to hold onto fifth.

Halligan beat him to the line to take fifth after making the pass coming out of turn 4.

Hinkle had reeled in Findley and was challenging him for second as they worked through lapped traffic.

Halligan got under Tracy down the back stretch on lap 12 to take fourth.

The leaders were all running the high line around the track as Findley closed in on Hammaker on lap 16.

Findley looked to the inside of Hammaker, but a lapped car was driving his line down the back stretch. Findley stayed with Hammaker despite the lapped car to take the lead at the line on lap 18.

Hammaker stayed close with only two laps to go but Findley ran the top of the track to victory and beat Hammaker to the finish line by .872 seconds.

Hinkle crossed the line third. Halligan finished fourth and Tracy rounded out the top five.

Heat winners were Doug Hammaker, Kevin Nouse and Jeff Halligan. Kyle Denmyer won the B-main.

Billy Powell Victorious in xTreme Stocks

After leading the beginning of the xTreme Stocks’ last appearance at Lincoln Speedway, Billy Powell was leading when it counted on Saturday night to win the 15-lap feature.

Wayne Dutterer started on the pole with Andrew Hogue on the outside of the front row.

Hogue took the lead and led lap 1. It didn’t take long for the first caution to come out. The yellow flag flew just after lap 1 was completed for Jeff Gill who stopped in turn 4.

Hogue led Powell, Dutterer, Gordie Marshall and Michael Smith to the cone on the front stretch for the restart.

Powell pressured Hogue on the start and was all over his bumper down the back stretch.

As Powell was working on Hogue for the lead a three-car battle for fourth was unfolding between Smith, Jed Latshaw and Marshall. Smith emerged from the battle with the fourth spot.

Powell was getting his nose under Hogue going into the turns, but Hogue would come out with the advantage, maintaining the lead.

Smith took third from Dutterer going into turn 3 on lap 5.

Powell got under Hogue going into turn 1 on lap 6 to take the lead. After taking the lead Powell pulled away from Hogue and the rest of the field and never looked back.

Hogue held onto second with Smith crossing the line third. Tim Berkheimer finished fourth after starting last and driving through the field. Latshaw completed the top five.

Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 21 with the Dirt Classic 6. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM, advanced ticket gates opening at 3:45PM and grandstand gates opening at 4:00PM. Advanced reserved seats are available online at www.dirtclassic.com and advanced general admission tickets can be purchased at the speedway office.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, September 14, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Super Late Models:

Super Late Models (40 Laps) – 1. 0-Rick Eckert ($6,000); 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee; 3. 119-Bryan Bernheisel; 4. 7-Ross Robinson; 5. 44-Gary Stuhler; 6. F1-Coleby Frye; 7. 72-Dan Stone; 8. 1-Gene Knaub; 9. 66C-Matt Cosner; 10. 05-Roy Deese; 11. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 12. 06-Mike Lupfer; 13. 11B-Devin Hart; 14. 5-Brad Omps; 15. 21-Cahd Myers; 16. 32J-Shaun Jones (DNF); 17. 21M-Marr Murphy (DNF); 18. 1W-Billy Wampler (DNF); 19. 2T-Kyle Lee (DNF); 20. 72C-Jason Covert (DNF); 21. 42-Jim Yoder (DNF); 22. 32-Travis Stickley (DNF); 23. 25Z-Mason Ziegler (DNF); 24. 81-Steve Axtell (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Gregg Satterlee (1-9) & Rick Eckert (10-40)

Super Late Model Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 25Z-Mason Ziegler; 2. 72-Dan Stone; 3. 32J-Shaun Jones; 4. 81-Steve Axtell; 5. 32-Travis Stickley; 6. 11B-Devin Hart; 7. 31M-JT McLonigan; 8. 121-Larry Neiderer (DNF)

Super Late Model Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 06-Mike Lupfer; 2. 66C-Matt Cosner; 3. F1-Coleby Frye; 4. 21M-Matt Murphy; 5. 11-Kirk Baker (DNF); 6. 74-Randy Christine (DNF); 7. 59-Chad Julius (DNF0; 8. 2J-Justin Weaver (DNS)

Super Late Model Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 0-Rick Eckert; 2. 7-Ross Robinson; 3. 2T-Kyle Lee; 4. 1-Gene Knaub; 5. 5-Brad Omps; 6. 07-Kevin Palmer; 7. 8-Matt Sponaugle (DNS)

Super Late Model Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. Gregg Satterlee; 2. 42-Jim Yoder; 3. 05-Roy Deese; 4. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 5. 21-Chad Myers; 6. 26-Jerry Bard; 7. 14Z-Dave Brouse; 8. 41-Scott Merryman

Super Late Model Scramble A Finish (2 laps) – 1. 119-Bryan Bernheisel 15.918; 2. 25Z-Mason Ziegler 16.239; 3. 44-Gary Stuhler 16.269; 4. 06-Mike Lupfer 16.527

Super Late Model Scramble B Finish (2 laps) – 1. 22-Gregg Satterlee 15.863; 2. 0-Rick Eckert 15.877; 3. 72C-Jason Covert 15.907; 4. 1W-Billy Wampler 15.932

Super Late Model B-main #1 Finish (8 laps) – 1. 32-Travis Stickley; 2. 11B-Devin Hart; 3. 59-Chad Julius; 4. 31M-JT McLonigan; 5. 121-Larry Neiderer (DNF); 6. 11-Kirk Baker (DNS); 7. 74-Randy Christine (DNS); 8. 2J-Justin Weaver (DNS)

Super Late Model B-main #2 Finish (8 laps) – 1. 5-Brad Omps; 2. 21-Chad Myers; 3. 26-Jerry Bard; 4. 07-Kevin Palmer; 5. 14Z-Dave Brouse; 6. 41-Scott Merryman; 7. 8-Matt Sponaugle (DNS)

Super Late Model Time Trial Results Group A 1. 119-Bryan Bernheisel 15.583; 2. 44-Gary Stuhler 15.602; 3. 25Z-Mason Ziegler 15.664; 4. 06-Mike Lupfer 15.700; 5. 72- Dan Stone 15.726; 6. 66C-Matt Cosner 15.750; 7. 32J-Shaun Jones 15.796; 8. 59-Chad Julius 15.797; 9. 81-Steve Axtell 15.847; 10. 11-Kirk Baker 15.872; 11. 32-Travis Stickley 15.905; 12. 74-Randy Christine 15.931; 13. 11B-Devin Hart 15.986; 14. F1-Coleby Frye 16.104; 15. 31M-JT McLonigan 16.206; 16. 2J-Justin Weaver 16.433; 17. 121-Larry Neiderer 16.549; 18. 21M-Matt Murphy 16.624

Super Late Model Time Trial Results Group B 1. 1W-Billy Wampler 15.612; 2. 72C-Jason Covert 15.619; 3. 0-Rick Eckert 15.620; 4. 22-Gregg Satterlee 15.692; 5. 7-Ross Robinson 15.700; 6. 05-Roy Deese 15.745; 7. 8-Matt Sponaugle 15.811; 8. 21-Chad Myers 15.959; 9; 1-Gene Knaub 15.982; 10. 42-Jim Yoder 16.012; 11. 2T-Kyle Lee 16.026; 12. 31-Jim Bernheisel 16.110; 13. 5-Brad Omps 16.110; 14. 26-Jerry Bard 16.231; 15. 14-Tyler Horst 16.267; 16. 41-Scott Merryman 16.682; 17. 07-Kevin Palmer 16.733; 18. 14Z-Dave Brouse 16.890

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 45-Jeff Halligan; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 41B-Tyler Ross; 7. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 10. 44-Dylan Norris; 11. 35-Steve Owings; 12. 6M-Chad Criswell; 13. 50-Alyson Dietz; 14. 32-Gregg Foster; 15. 38-Brett Strickler; 16. 5A-Zach Allman; 17. 99-Zachary Cool; 18. 00-Chris Frank; 19. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 20. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 21. 34-Mark VanVorst; 22. 3-Jeff Paulson; 23. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 24. 38D-Kyle Denmyer [7:02.436]

Lap Leaders – Doug Hammaker (1-17) & Matt Findley (18-25)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1-4R-Doug Hammaker; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 5A-Zach Allman; 6. 34-Mark VanVorst; 7. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 8. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNF); 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 10. 17G-Devin Gundrum (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 32-Gregg Foster; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 6M-Chad Criswell; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 9. 28-Brett Strickler (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Halligan; 2. 50-Alyson Dietz; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 99-Zachary Cool; 9. 38S-Jordan Strickler

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars B-main Finish (10 laps) – 1. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 2. 38-Brett Strickler; 3. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 99-Zachary Cool; 6. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNF); 7. 38S-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 8. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 10. 17G-Devin Gundrum (DNS)

xTreme Stocks:

xTreme Stock Feature Finish (15 laps) - 1. 7-Bill Powell; 2. 25-Andrew Hogue; 3. 76-Michael Smith; 4. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 5. 10-Jed Latshaw; 6. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 7. 48-Wayne Dutterer; 8. 97-Donnie Broderick; 9. 6G-Gordie Marshall; 10. 77-Jeff Waltz; 11. 97X-Paul Sylvester; 12. 15-Jeff Gill (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Austin Hogue (1-6) & Bill Powell (7-15)

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 

 14 September 2019
Steve Williams

WAGNER WIRES FIELD FOR $20,000 NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN WIN
AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY ON RECORD-BREAKING NIGHT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Logan Wagner of Harrisonville wired the field for the $20,000 victory in Saturday night’s Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Red Robin at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The win was Wagner’s first career at Selinsgrove behind the wheel of the Zemco Racing No. 1. He became the 19th different driver to win the speedway’s crown jewel sprint car race. For the past 10 years, the race honored the memory of former five-time sprint car champion Jim Nace of Thompsontown.

Afternoon rain and nighttime humidity produced a smooth, lightning-fast racing surface for the stellar field of drivers all evening.

Kerry Madsen of St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia, broke the one-lap track for 410 sprint cars in qualifying with a lap time of 15.694, eclipsing the 2011 track record of 15.810 set by Daryn Pittman of Pittsboro, Ind. In all, five drivers broke the former record. Madsen collected the $300 Fast Tees Fast Time Award.

Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery took the lead on the second lap of the 20-lap 305 sprint car feature and took the win in only his second visit to the track.

Selinsgrove Speedway will close out the 2019 season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with the Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned 21st Annual Late Model Open paying $10,000 to win. The limited late models will join the super lates on the racing card. Gates will open at 4 p.m.

Front row starters Logan Wagner and Freddie Rahmer led the star-studded field to the green flag with Wagner taking the lead. Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen, and TJ Stutts followed.

Trey Starks slowed on the speedway bringing out the caution on lap eight. Starks was running sixth after starting ninth.

Wagner opened a slight lead on the restart but Rahmer closed in on his tail when the pair hit lapped traffic. Rahmer dogged Wagner until the red flag was shown on lap 20 so the cars could refuel.

As the cars were re-fired, 360 sprint car champion Kyle Reinhardt’s car did not fire. Reinhardt was running ninth after starting 21st.

Rahmer looked under Wagner on the restart but it was Wagner who held the lead with the momentum coming off the second turn.

When Wagner hit the lapped cars he had trouble getting around them which put Rahmer back on his nerf bar. Once in clean air he again opened a lead, taking the checkered flag by just .755 seconds in front of Rahmer, Brown, Madsen, and Stutts.

“Tommy (Carl) called me this week and asked how I did at Selinsgrove,” Wagner said. “I didn’t have the heart to tell him I’d never raced there. This is the biggest win of my career. We timed fast, won the heat, and drew the pole so if anything happened, it was because I screwed up.”

“I did race 305’s here once and finished second to my brother Mike after we exchanged slide jobs,” Wagner added. “He called me and told me to get my butt back there and get the job done.”

410 sprint car heats were won by Brown, Wagner, and Rahmer. Lucas Wolfe won the consolation.

Jake Frye jetted to the front of the 305 sprint car lead, followed by Garrett Bard, Keith Prutzman, Jimmy White, and Ian Cumens.

By lap two, Bard, who is a relative newcomer to sprint car racing was in the lead. Bard, racing at the speedway for only the second time, finishing in fifth, took off and hid. His lead at the halfway point was two seconds. The lead was wiped out on lap 18 when Josh Spicer’s car erupted in flames and stopped in the third turn. Spicer was uninjured.

While the cars sat on the speedway, the car of Jeremi Hansen also caught on fire. Those flames were quickly extinguished and Hansen escaped harm. Second running Frye also had issues as his right rear went flat.

Bard led the final two laps winning by 1.039 seconds over Zach Newlin, Prutzman, and Devin Adams. It was Bard’s fourth win of the year.

Newlin, Nathan Gramley, and Adams won the 305 sprint car heats. Jake Waters, driving a Jim Nace No. 44 tribute car, won the consolation.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 14 September 2019
410 Sprint Cars – 29 Entries
40-Lap A-Main: 1) 1 Logan Wagner ($20,000) 2) 51 Freddie Rahmer 3) 21 Brian Brown 4) 2 Kerry Madsen 5) 11 TJ Stutts 6) 39 Anthony Macri 7) 21 Brian Montieth 8) 48 Danny Dietrich 9) 69K Lance Dewease 10) 17B Steve Buckwalter 11) 72 Ryan Smith 12) 33 Jared Esh 13) 99 Cody Keller 14) 12 Blane Heimbach 15) 24 Lucas Wolfe 16) 29 Jason Shultz 17) 19 Landon Myers 18) 2 AJ Flick 19) 5 Dylan Cisney 20) 91 Kyle Reinhardt 21) 35 Tyler Reeser 22) 9 Ryan Linder 23) 44 Trey Starks 24) 39 Cory Haas
Heat Winners: Brian Brown, Logan Wagner, Freddie Rahmer
B-Main Winner: Lucas Wolfe
Time Trials: 1) 2 Kerry Madsen 15.694 2) 11 TJ Stutts 15.697 3) 48 Danny Dietrich 15.761 4) 21 Brian Brown 15.781 5) 1 Logan Wagner 15.809 6) 69K Lance Dewease 15.816 7) 72 Ryan Smith 15.833 8) 44 Trey Starks 15.849 9) 51 Freddie Rahmer 15.856 10) 39 Anthony Macri 15.857 11) 21 Brian Montieth 15.864 12) 29 Jason Shultz 15.984 13) 12 Blane Heimbach 16.029 14) 19 Landon Myers 16.031 15) 33 Jared Esh 16.053 16) Steve Buckwalter 16.060 17) 39 Cory Haus 16.062 18) 99 Cody Keller 16.100 19) 24 Lucas Wolfe 16.118 20) 19W Colby Womer 21) 91 Kyle Reinhart 16.162 22) 8S Trenton Sheaffern16.167 23) 9 Ryan Linder 16.172 24) 35 Tyler Reeser 16.173 25) 2 AJ Flick 16.312 26) 5 Dylan Cisney 16.387 27) 24B Dustin Baney 16.443 28) 11P Greg Plank 17.044 29) 97 Brie Hershey 17.267
305 Sprint Cars – 30 Entries
20-Lap A-Main: 1) 95 Garrett Bard 2) 11Z Zach Newlin 3) 28 Keith Prutzman 4) 99 Devin Adams 5) 79 Ian Cumens 6) 20 Doug Dodson 7) 67 Ken Duke 8) 53 Jimmy White 9) 3D Dave Grube 10) 23 Nathan Gramely 11) 97 Kenny Heffner 12) 41Z Jared Zionkowski 13) 5 John Walp 14) R6 Reed Thompson 15) 55 Dominic Melair 16) 2 Erin Statler 17) 55 Rick Romig 18) 88 Fred Arnold 19) 46 Mike Alleman 20) 301 Chad Conner 21) 56 Jake Frye 22) 36 Jaremi Hanson 23) 71 Josh Spicer 24) 44 Jake Waters
Heat Winners: Zach Newlin, Nathan Gramley, Devin Adams
B-Main Winner: Jake Waters

57th Annual, $65,000 To Win Williams Grove National Open Is Coming

Biggest Payday In History Of Track And East Up For Grabs, Chili Cookoff Makes Return

9/15/19

Mechanicsburg – The biggest and richest sprint car race in the East and in the history of Williams Grove Speedway is slated to take place in just three weeks, coming up on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5.

The fall classic will take place when the oval hosts the $65,000 to win, 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series.

The winner of this years 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars on October 5 will pocket the biggest cash payday ever in the history of the oval and in the East, at $65,000. .

The $65,000 winner’s share of the 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open will be up for grabs by the World of Outlaws NOS Engery Drink Sprint Cars Series and the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars at the prestigious two-day event slated to take place October 4 and 5.

Friday’s event will pay $10,000 to win but Saturday's 40-lap Open itself will be the prize that all in attendance from across the nation will be shooting for as it offers a momentous paycheck worth $65,000 to the winner.

The premiere event for sprint cars at the track since it began in 1963, the Williams Grove National Open first paid $25,000 to win in 2001 before jumping to $30,000 in 2002 and then to a monumental $50,000 in 2006.

The race paid $56,000 to winner Lance Dewease in 2018.

Save for two years when rains forced postponement, the World of Outlaws has sanctioned the prestigious Open every year since 1989.

The race went to 40 laps in 1993 with distances set at 50, 75, 100 and 150 laps at times since the event’s inception.

Hastings’ Michigan driver Gordon Johncock won the inaugural race.

The 2019 Champion Racing Oil National Open will find the once annual tradition of a National Open Chili Cookoff making its return as part of Saturday’s festivities.

The revived chili cookoff offers a first place prize of $500 along with $250 for second and $150 for third.

Winner of the National Open Chili Cookoff will also receive a 2020 season general admission pass in addition to his or her cash earnings.

The first 10 teams to sign up and pay their registration fee will receive a free pit pass for the Saturday night portion of the National Open, courtesy of Williams Grove Speedway.

For more information, visit the William's Grove National Open Chili Cookoff page on Facebook.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

All Stars Pumped For Williams Grove Tommy Classic Invasion Friday

358 sprints race in full program PLUS make-up main

9/15/19

For Immediate Release

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Tommy Hinnershitz Classic coming up this Friday, September 20, at 7:30 pm.

Presented by Eleven Oaks Farms, the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will battle the invading All Stars pilots in a 30-lap, $6,000 to win main event in honor of the famed Flying Dutchman who hailed from Oley, Pennsylvania.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also on the program, competing in a regular program PLUS a make-up 25-lap Summer Series feature, held over from August 2.

Gates for the show will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the program is set at $22 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The All Stars Vs. Pennsylvania Posse match-up will be the next-to-last race in the 2019 Diamond Series at the oval that currently has Danny Dietrich leading points by 15 markers over Freddie Rahmer.

The show comes on the heels of a history-making and memorable event for the All Stars that was held at Williams Grove in August when for the first time in history a card-carrying, touring All Star claimed a main event at the track.

Prior to that August event, the All Stars had succumbed to the local drivers in 35 consecutive races dating back to 1970 before All Stars point leader Aaron Reutzel claimed the first of twin 20s on August 23.

The second twin saw local Lance Dewease pick up the win, making the score now 36 – 1 in favor of the Pennsylvania Posse stars.

But that record could easily go to 36 – 2 this Friday when Reutzel and his band returns to take on the speeds of Williams Grove one more time this season.

Reutzel is arguably the hottest sprint car driver in America having recently roared through Pennsylvania, taking two of three events for the traveling band against all the Posse drivers, including a $52,000 score in one of the biggest races in the area and the country.

The Clute, Texas native now owns 13 wins on the All Stars tour and 15 on the overall season.

Fellow All Stars contenders Dale Blaney, Cory Eliason, Paul McMahan, Brock Zearfoss, Greg Wilson and others, will join Reutzel in the pit area for the big show.

Locally, Williams Grove point leader Danny Dietrich will be primed to take on the All Stars wheelers along with Freddie Rahmer, Ryan Smith, Brian Montieth and Dewease.

Tommy Hinnershitz of Oley, Pennsylvania, holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, May 21, 1939.

During his 30-year career spanning 1930-1960, “The Flying Dutchman,” as he was known, amassed seven AAA/USAC Eastern Big Car Championships, taking titles in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956 and in 1959.

Hinnershitz passed away in 1999.

Located in Newville, race sponsor Eleven Oaks Farm raises Wagyu beef and Gloucestershire Old Spot hogs in an open pasture, low stress environment.

Offering the finest beef and pork on earth, learn more about Eleven Oaks Farm by visiting www.elevenoaksfarms.com.

September 27 will find the track prepping for the following week’s Champion Racing Oil National Open by spinning off the National Open Tune Up, paying $8,000 to win a 30-lap feature.

Lineup For August 2 Make-Up 358 Sprint Feature Event: 1. Brett Wanner, 2. Chris Frank, 3. Gregg Foster, 4. Dylan Norris, 5. Chad Criswell, 6. Glenndon Forsythe, 7. Scott Fisher, 8. Dwight Leppo, 9. Doug Hammaker, 10. Kevin Nouse, 11. Todd Rittenhouse Jr., 12. Matt Findley, 13. Wyatt Hinkle, 14. Rich Eichelberger, 15. Troy Rhome, 16. Aaron Eichelberger, 17. Troy Wagaman Jr.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

Montieth Ends Williams Grove Win Drought With 5K Win Friday

Dave Grube claims 305 sprints

9/13/19

Mechanicsburg – Brian Montieth fought the battle with Freddie Rahmer and won the war at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night by taking the win in the 25-lap Dirt Classic Qualifier for 410 sprint cars.

For Montieth, the victory broke a 17-month win drought at the oval after last scoring a win in April 2018.

The win means that the Phoenixville flyer has earned a guaranteed starting spot in next Saturday's prestigious Dirt Classic at nearby Lincoln Speedway.

In the 305 sprint main on Friday night, Dave Grube picked up the win from the second starting spot.

The initial start of the 410 sprint car feature saw a yellow flag unfurl when the rear of the field bunched up in the fourth turn as it came to the green flag.

Montieth started fourth in the main event when action got underway and he was able to muscle by Ryan Smith for second on the opening lap, behind polesitter and leader Freddie Rahmer.

Montieth got a clear shot at Rahmer on a lap two restart but Smith returned the favor and reclaimed second with a turn three dive.

Smith ended up losing second on the seventh tour when a lapped car pushed him high as he entered the first turn, allowing Montieth to bolt by on the low side of the first and second turns.

By the halfway point, Montieth had run down Rahmer’s advantage and the pair was nose to tail across the line as they worked the backmarkers.

Setting a hectic pace on a quick racing surface, Rahmer did his best to dart through traffic and preserve his lead but a miscue as he worked through turns three and four with 10 laps to go allowed Montieth to buzz the top and snare control at the line.

Rahmer remained hot on Montieth’s heels however and with 19 laps complete he got back to the leader’s inside as they raced through the first corner.

Montieth then drag raced Rahmer onto the backchute before edging ahead on the cushion into the third turn and when he had to check up for a slower car just in front, Rahmer was that close to his tail tank that he had nowhere to go and ended up smashing into the outside fence, causing a yellow flag.

Smith then inherited second spot for the restart but failed to challenge.

Another restart with four laps to go after Trey Starks dropped ouf of fifth spot again found Smith failing to produce a challenge as Montieth sped to the win, worth $5,000.

Smith settled for second, 1.927 seconds behind the winner, followed by Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown and Danny Dietrich.

Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Matt Campbell, Lucas Wolfe, Steve Buckwalter and Anthony Macri.

Heats went to Campbell, Rahmer and Montieth.

Smith set fast time with a lap of 16.767 seconds.

Grube started second and claimed the 20-lap 305 sprint car main to close the night.

Dylan Proctor finished second followed by Ken Duke Jr., Zach Newlin and Devin Adams.

Heats for the 34-car field went to Garret Bard, Proctor, Drew Ritchey and Duke with the consoaltion going to Keith Prutzman.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.


Feature finishes:

9/13/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brian Montieth, 2. Ryan Smith, 3. Kerry Madsen, 4. Brian Brown, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. TJ Stutts, 7. Matt Campbell, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. Anthony Macri, 11. Cory Haas, 12. Adam Wilt, 13. Tim Wagaman, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Brett Michalski, 17. Greg Plank, 18. Troy Fraker, 19. Trey Starks, 20. Freddie Rahmer, 21. Barry Shearer, 22. Jeff Halligan, 23. Kyle Moody, 24. Chase Dietz

305 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Dave Grube, 2. Dylan Proctor, 3. Ken Duke Jr., 4. Zach Newlin, 5. Devin Adams, 6. Ryan Lynn, 7. Scott Lutz, 8. Jeff Geiges, 9. Kassidy Kreitz, 10. Scott Ellerman, 11. Jaremi Hanson, 12. Erin Statler, 13. Logan Diehl, 14. Steve Surniak, 15. Jake Frye, 16. Joh Walp, 17. Dom Melair, 18. Kenny Heffner, 19. George Riden, 20. Garret Bard, 21. Drew Ritchey, 22. Doug Dodson, 23. Keith Prutzman, 24. Ben McCall

DNQ: Landon Price, Christian Rumsey, Fred Arnold, Jared Zionkowski, Todd Lynn, Kurt Kneaper, Donnie Hendershot, Jay Krout, Eric Mathiot, Danny Leaper

 

 

$20,000-TO-WIN JIM NACE MEMORIAL/37th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN
FOR 410 SPRINT CARS THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- The $20,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Red Robin and Icon Legacy Modular Homes will be held at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14, at Selinsgrove Speedway.

This year’s $20,000 winner’s share is the biggest for a non-sanctioned sprint car race in Pennsylvania in 2019! The race will pay $6,000 to finish second and $600 to start the A-main out of the $50,000 purse!

The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will round out the open wheel doubleheader in a 20-lap feature.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Qualifying is slated to begin at 7 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300.

Race fans will have the opportunity to meet defending National Open winner Ryan Smith of Kunkletown and AJ Flick of Apollo at the Red Robin restaurant in Selinsgrove Saturday 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Five lucky fans will also have a chance to win $50 cash off of their rain checks Saturday evening courtesy of Fast Tees to honor Nace’s five sprint car championships at Selinsgrove in 1987-89 and 1994-95.

For the 10th straight year, the 410 National Open will honor the life and racing career of Nace, who died in November 2009 following a seven-year battle with cancer.

In last year’s race, Smith out-dueled third-generation racer Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville for his first victory in one of central Pennsylvania’s most prestigious sprint car races.

Hall of Famer Fred Rahmer of Salfordville is the track’s only five-time winner of the Open with victories in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the speedway on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2019:
Purse for 2019 Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 Sprint Cars: 1) $20,000 2) $6,000 3) $3,500 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,000 12) $800 13) $750 14) $700 15) $650 16-24) $600
Gates Open: 4PM
Race Time: 7PM
Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 16, 6PM
Also Racing: PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars
Admission for Saturday, Sept. 14: Adults $30; Students (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under FREE: Pit Passes $40

 

 

Lincoln Speedway Gears Up for Strong Finish to 2019

Abbottstown, PA (September 9, 2019) –After crowning Brian Montieth the 2019 410 Sprint Car Track Champion on August 31 and taking a week off to allow teams to compete in the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50, Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 14 with the Billy Vacek Memorial.

The $6,000 to win Super Late Model race will honor Vacek, a renowned mechanic, crew member and friend to many in the late model division. Also on the card are the 358 Sprints with their final point race of the 2019 season and the xTreme stocks.

The following Saturday, September 21 will feature the Dirt Classic 6, Lincoln’s crown jewel event in Central PA’s “Month of Money.”

“As our highest payout during the season, the Dirt Classic Trophy is the one all of our drivers want to win” said General Manager, Jerry Parrish. “$20,000 to win and $1,000 to start attracts fans and race teams from all over the country.”

After five years of successful Dirt Classic events, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions are sanctioning the $20,000 to win/$1,000 to start race in 2019. The $20,000 top prize is the second highest on the All-Star’s schedule this year. The time trial and two heat qualifying format that the Dirt Classic has become known for will award the most aggressive drivers throughout the event.

Advanced reserved seat tickets can be purchased online at www.dirtclassic.com. Advanced general admission tickets are available at the speedway office.

Lincoln will close out the 2019 season on September 28 with Hank Gentzler Memorial/Manufacturer’s Appreciation Race presented by Pancho Racing Products. The final race of the season in the pigeon hills will feature the 410 and 358 Sprint Car divisions.

Located in Abbottstown, PA, the 3/8th-mile high-banked clay oval has been a staple in professional auto racing for over 60 years. The Pigeon Hills oval is one of several famed Central Pennsylvania racetracks which represent the toughest, most competitive weekly sprint car racing in the nation. A family fun night to be had by all who visit the famed Lincoln Speedway! You can find Lincoln Speedway on Facebook at facebook.com/lincolnspeedway or @lincolnspeedway on Twitter. Lincoln Speedway is also on Instagram under the @officiallincolnspeedway profile.

 

 

Reutzel Claims 52 Annual Tuscarora 50 and $52,000 Prize in Front of Sell Out Crowd

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa-There's an old saying that many runners use for running races.

"It's not a sprint, it's a marathon."

It encourages one to pace themselves. It’s about saving it until the end and having enough to finish. It can also apply to life. Sometimes it takes a while for the payoff to come.

For Aaron Reutzel it took two years. Two years ago, Reutzel rolled into the Port Royal Speedway as a relative unknown. A young upstart trying to make a name for himself, Reutzel wanted to make a statement in Central Pennsylvania against some of the best the country had to offer.

He qualified for the prestigious Tuscarora 50, but he had nothing for 2017 winner Lance Dewease. He got lapped and finished 18th. But it was a learning experience and it left the Clute, Tx., native with a goal…….win the Tuscarora 50.

Saturday night, Reutzel made that dream as a reality as he passed Dewease after a lap 25 competition yellow and never looked back to claim the $52,000 prize to close out the 167th Annual Juniata County Fair and put his name in the history books as the winner of the 52nd Annual Packer's Concessions and Ramsey's Car Wash and Garage Tuscarora 50 Sabrina by the Ollie’s Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions.

"Unbelievable! I wanted to win this race so bad since the first time we came here," said Reutzel. "We got lapped by the 69K (in 2017) and I said we were going to have to be up front and have a great racecar where we could just maintain to win. We did it!"

But it wasn't just Dewease he was holding off. He had 26 other drivers also looking to add their name's to the list of winners.

Dale Blaney and Dewease started on the front row, but before the field ever took the green Blaney pulled into the infield with motor issues. With his chief competitor for a second consecutive Ollie's Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions title sitting in the infield, Reutzel moved forward and would start the 50-lap event from the sixth position.

When the green flag dropped, Dewease jumped out to the early lead over Alan Krimes. Fourth starting James McFadden slid in to the second spot early with Reutzel moving into third by the completion of lap two.

With Dewease checking out, Reutzel showed his muscle early by sliding McFadden for second exiting turn two, however the caution came out on lap three when Kerry Madsen and Cory Eliason got together in the middle of turn's 1 and 2 and negated the pass. Eliason would rejoin the field with front-wing damage.

On the restart it was once again Dewease jumping out to the lead. Two laps later, Reutzel used a textbook slide job in turn's one and two to take second from McFadden and he set his sights on the leader.

Back to back Weikert's Livestock 410 track Point Champion Logan Wagner was also on the move early. After starting seventh, Wagner moved into the top five on lap five as well and settled in behind Krimes.

The leaders hit lap traffic on lap 10 and Reutzel was breathing fire down the back of Dewease. On lap 13 Reutzel made his first move for the lead, passing Dewease on the outside of the speedway exiting turn two.

Meanwhile, Wagner moved into the fourth spot as well on the same lap.

However, Dewease wasn't going away. Coming to the flag stand on lap 18, Dewease and Reutzel were side by side. Dewease attempted to slide in front of Reutzel in turn's one and two, only for Reutzel to cross back under exiting the turn to lead lap 19. Dewease would use momentum exiting the backstretch to then power past Reutzel to lead lap 20 coming to the stripe.

Dewease would speed away in lap traffic, pulling to nearly 2.0 seconds ahead. Reutzel was struggling in lap traffic and Wagner was in heavy pursuit as he had moved into the third spot.

As the competition caution came out at the halfway mark, providing crews 5-minutes to make adjustments and refuel, Reutzel knew it was time to go.

"That was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Just trying to maintain with him and not use my stuff up," said Reutzel."I was so excited and just wanted to give it 110%, but I had a game plan and wanted to make sure we were going to be there for the second half."

After making small adjustments and adding fuel, Reutzel wasted no time on the restart. He dove under Dewease in turn's one and two and took the top spot to lead lap 26. Gone was the plan to conserve tires and the car as Reutzel ripped around the high side of the speedway, opening up a nearly 2.5 second lead by lap 30.

"After that restart and I got by Lance I said screw it and I was going all in," said Reutzel. "If I burned up my stuff going all in oh well."

The caution would fly on lap 34 as McFadden slowed on the front stretch while running in the top-five.

Enter Anthony Macri. The young Dillsburg, Pa. native, who picked up his first win at the Juniata County oval just last week, started the A-Main from the 12th starting spot and on the restart, he was sitting in fifth.

As green flag action returned, Macri dove under Danny Dietrich in turn's one and two to move into the fourth spot and exiting turn four he slid past Wagner to move into third. It no longer was just the Reutzel and Dewease show.

With 10 to go, Macri was running the fastest laps on the track. Meanwhile, Reutzel was in lap traffic. After jockeying for position for two laps, Macri passed Dewease for second on lap 41 and hoped he would have enough time to track down Reutzel, who held over a 2.5 second advantage.

With five to go, Macri had cut the lead nearly in half. Reutzel was still riding the top of the speedway, while Macri was weaving in and out of traffic using every inch of the speedway.

However, it was just too little, too late as Reutzel played it safe behind lap cars and took the checkered flag by 1.129 seconds over Macri, Dewease, Dietrich and Wagner.

Dylan Cisney, Freddie Rahmer, Justin Peck and Eliason rounded out the top 10.

"I just can’t believe it. To accomplish something like this is just unreal," said an emotional Reutzel in victory lane. "Just to race with (Dewease) is unreal and to have my name on a race he's won and where so many legends have won is just unreal."

Reutzel also remarked how special it was to win the race in front of a huge field of Pennsylvia fans. Track announcers noted earlier in the night that the track was an official sell out with the most fans ever in attendance for a race at the track for the highest paying event in speedway history.

He also congratulated Macri on his run through the field as he didn’t know he was coming so fast.

"Obviously Macri was really good as I had looked up on the board earlier and he wasn't even in the top five so he really must've been coming," said Reutzel. "This is what makes this so special, to win in front of this many people and this is what makes it possilbe for us to race for 52 thousand to win. It’s unbelievable!"

For Macri, it wasn't a win but he was ecstatic standing on the front stretch as a second place finisher in the Tuscarora 50.

"This is freaking awesome!," shouted Macri. "We were gaining on him and just to pass some of the guys we did and to come from where we started is a victory in itself. I'm ready for the rest of the season."

For Dewease, he knew after the lap 25 restart that he couldn’t hold off Reutzel and that his chances of winning were likely over barring a setback for him.

"I knew where I needed to be to hold Aaron off, but once he got by us we had nothing for him," he said. "He's one of the best driver's in the country and Anthony just keeps getting better and better. These guys are really good and we just have ti get better if we want to win these things."

Logan Wagner and received $200 curtesy of Ted Reitz. Macri was also the hard charger of the night, gaining 10 positions to receive $300 courtesy of longtime car owners Dick and Leslie Leach.

Results- 1. Aaron Reutzel, 2. Anthony Macro 3.Lance Dewease 4. Danny Dietrich 5. Logan Wagner 6.Mike Wagner 7.Dylan Cisney 8.Freddie Rahmer 9.Justin ;Peck 10.Cory Eliason 11.Alan Krimes 12.Brock Zearfoss 13.Trey Starks 14.Brian Briwn 15.AJ Flick 16.Tyler Walton 17.Skylar Gee 18.Blane Heimbach 19.TJ Stutts 20. Paul ,McMahan 21. Greg Wilson 22.Tony Stewartn 23.Jared Esh 24.James McFadden 25.Ryan Smith 26.Gio Scelzi 27.Kerry Madsen 28. Dale Blaney

Late Models.

Andrew Yoder used a late race pass to pick up his sixth Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model victory of the season from a front row starting position.

Yoder and Dillan Stake led the field to the green flag with Stake jumping out to the early lead. Green flag action was haulted early due to wreck on the opening lap.

Once again it was Stake jumping out to the lead. Stake led comfortably, but as he entered lap traffic on lap 15, Yoder began to plot his move. Yoder made his move on lap 17 and just as he was about to take the lead, the caution flew for debris on the speedway.

Setting up a 5-lap dash for the win, Stake again jumped out the lead. Yoder got an outstanding run coming out of turn two to take the lead and the checkered flag by 2.2 seconds over Stake, Devin Hart, Derick Garman and Donnie Farling.

Jared Fulkroad, Eric Hohol, Taylor Farling, Ryan Zook and Kenny Yoder rounded out the top 10.

Yoder earned $1500 for his efforts. The race was an invitational event with group time trials earlier in the night.

Results- 1. Andrew Yoder 2.Dillan Stake 3.Devin Hart 4.Derrick Garman 5.Donnie Farling 6.Jared Fulkroad 7.Eric Hohol 8.Taylor Farling 9.Ryan Zook 10.Kenny Yoder 11.Steve Kent 12.Devin Frey 13.Steve Todorow 14.Ethan Beasom 15.Derrick Gahagan 16. Scott Landis 17. Drew Weisser 18.Dan Berry 19.Curt Dunn 20. Chase Bowsman

 

 

All Stars Return To Williams Grove For Tommy Classic September 20

On-Fire Reutzel To Lead All Stars Series Charge Into Big Event

9/8/19

Mechanicsburg – The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Series is set to return to Williams Grove Speedway coming up in two weeks, on Friday, September 20 for the make-up Tommy Hinnershitz Classic.

The All Stars will invade for the second time this season to compete in the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic going 30 laps in distance and paying $6,000 to win with action slated to get underway at 7:30 pm.

The race was rained out in April but Williams Grove and All Stars officials worked together to reschedule the event for September 20.

The show comes on the heels of a history-making and memorable event for the All Stars that was held at the track in August when for the first time in history a card-carrying, touring All Star claimed a main event at the oval.

Prior to that August event, the All Stars had succumbed to the local drivers in 35 consecutive races dating back to 1970 before All Stars point leader Aaron Reutzel claimed the first of twin 20s on August 23.

The second twin saw local Lance Dewease pick up the win, making the score now 36 – 1 in favor of the Pennsylvania Posse stars.

However that record could easily go to 36 – 2 on September 20 when Reutzel and his band returns to take on the speeds of Williams Grove one more time this season.

Reutzel is arguably the hottest sprint car driver in America at this time having just roared through Pennsylvania, taking two of three events for the traveling band against all the Posse drivers, including a $52,000 score in one of the biggest races in the area and the country.

The Clute, Texas native now owns an even dozen wins on the All Stars season and without a doubt he will be primed to back up his recent Keystone State success when he gets back to Williams Grove in two weeks.

Fellow All Stars contenders Dale Blaney, Cory Eliason, Paul McMahan, Brock Zearfoss, Greg Wilson and others, will join Reutzel in the Williams Grove pit area for late season action in two weeks.

Tommy Hinnershitz of Oley, Pennsylvania, holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, May 21, 1939.

During his 30-year career spanning 1930-1960, “The Fyling Dutchman,” as he was known, amassed seven AAA/USAC Eastern Big Car Championships, taking titles in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956 and in 1959.

Hinnershitz passed away in 1999.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Williams Grove Hosts 410 Sprint Dirt Classic Qualifier September 13

305 sprints also compete

9/8/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will return to racing action this Friday, September 13 at 7:30 pm with the Dirt Classic Qualifier for 410 sprints and the PASS IMCA 305 sprint cars.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will be racing in the Dirt Classic Qualifier paying $5,000 to win.

The winner of the 25-lap Dirt Classic Qualifier will be a guaranteed starter for the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on September 21.

The event will be the next-to-last race in the 2019 Diamond Series at the oval that currently has Danny Dietrich leading points by 15 markers over Freddie Rahmer.

The 305 sprints will compete in a 20-lap main.

Gates for the show will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the racing program is set at $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The 410 sprint car event will provide another chance for current Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint point series leader Danny Dietrich to widen his already large advantage over Rahmer in the quest to be season-long track champion.

Ironically, Dietrich already has a “410” point lead over Rahmer in the track title contest with just four point shows remaining on the season following this Friday’s racing program.

The track title would be a career first for Dietrich if he is able to clinch the laurels.

September 20 will find the track hosting the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints make-up Tommy Hinnershitz Classic, presented by Eleven Oaks Farms.

Paying $6,000 to win, the 30-lap Tommy Classic was rained out in April.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also slated for September 20 including a make-up main held over from August 2.

The 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Engery Drink Sprint Cars Series, will close the season at the track on October 4 and 5.

Saturday’s 40-lap Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay $65,000 to the winner and will serve to crown the 2019 Williams Grove Speedway 410 sprint track champion.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

TREY STARKS WINS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TUSCARORA 50 AT PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – In the final tune-up for the Tuscarora 50, it was
Trey Starks scoring the sprint car win in the 30-lap All Star Circuit
of Champions main event Friday night at Port Royal Speedway.

The 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50, presented by Packer’s Concessions and
Ramsey’s Car Wash and Garage, pays $52,000 to win Saturday night. The
Friday night program was presented by former promoter and announcer
Ted Reitz.

For Starks, of Puyallup, Wash., his second career win against the
Ollie’s Bargin Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions was worth $5,000
in the Jeff McCall/Scott Gobrecht No. 44.

“This feels awesome,” Starks said. “The first part of the year nothing
went our way and now we’re getting some luck on our side and we have
fast racecars. It’s great to be back here. I kept moving my wing back
and getting more grip.”

A massive seven-car pile-up in turn three marred the start of the main
event for the Weikert’s Livestock / All Star sprint cars. TJ Stutts
got sideways entering the corner and collected Jared Esh. They slid
across the turn collecting Danny Dietrich and the others ran into
them. All drivers were okay. A few teams made repairs and restarted.

Aaron Reutzel grabbed the lead when the race resumed over Starks.
James McFadden took third from Tony Stewart while Freddie Rahmer and
Brian Brown swapped fourth.

Reutzel had a comfortable lead until he reached lapped traffic. He
struggled to lap cars and Starks quickly closed.

The yellow flew with nine laps completed for debris on the racing surface.

Following the restart, McFadden passed Starks for second, Brown passed
Stewart and Anthony Macri raced into fifth.

Reutzel blew a left rear tire with 12 completed and slowed bringing
out the yellow.

McFadden inherited the lead, but Starks blasted by him following the
restart. Macri got by Brown and into third.

Starks streaked away from the field.

“After I got by him, I was going to run it as hard as I could up top
and not worry about my tires,” Starks said. “If my tires blow, my
tires blow. I was going to run it as hard as I could and we ended up
making it to the end. It was a great night.”

Another yellow slowed the race with 18 laps completed. This erased his
2.144-second lead.

The yellow flew again for another third turn wreck involving Paul
McMahan and Stutts. The field was stopped to refuel at this time.

Starks got another great restart as Brown took third from Macri. Gio
Scelzi and Macri swapped the fourth spot.

Starks once again streaked away from the field as they got strung out
around a very fast cushion. Starks reached traffic with five to go and
McFadden cut into his lead.

Starks held on for the win over McFadden. Brown, Scelzi and Macri
completed the top five. Brock Zearfoss, Ryan Smith, Freddie Rahmer,
Reutzel and Cory Eliason rounded out the top 10.

Reutzel set quick time over the 58-car field with a lap of 15.957.

Scelzi, McFadden, Brown, Stewart and Macri won the heat races. Alan
Krimes won the C-main. Dewease won the B-main.

Former track champion Lucas Wolfe made his return to speedway after
sitting out almost two months with a back injury. His left rear axle
broke entering turn one during his qualifying time trial lap sending
him into the wall and flipping. He was okay. The wheel cleared the
high first turn fence and hit the side of a house.

The speedway presents the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50 tonight. The 50-lap
main event for the sprint cars pays $52,000 to win.

Colton Flinner led Rick Eckert and Kyle Lee on the opening lap of the
30-lap main event for the River Valley Builders /Grit House Rt. 35
series for the super late models. Marvin Winters passed Lee for third.

The first yellow flew with four laps completed.

Flinner and Eckert raced hard for the lead following the restart.
Flinner turned back Eckert securing the top spot after a few laps.

The yellow flew with nine laps completed.

Flinner was up to the challenge once again holding back Eckert on the
restart. But, the yellow flew again with 12 laps completed.

Trevor Feathers raced by Winters into third on restart as Flinner
continued to lead.

The yellow flew again with 12 to go.

Both Eckert and Feathers went after the lead on the restart, but again
it was Flinner holding onto the lead.

Flinner hit the fence off turn two. Eckert took advantage driving by
in turn three taking the lead.

Eckert streaked away, but the yellow slowed the race with four laps left.

Feathers grabbed second from Flinner on the restart as Eckert drove
away winning by 1.262. Feathers, Winters, Flinner and Gene Knaub
completed the top five. Austin Berry, Kyle Lee, Hayes Mattern, Bryan
Bernheisel and Roy Deese rounded out the top 10.

Bernheisel edged out Port Royal track champion Dylan Yoder by one
point for the Grit House Series championship.

Bernheisel, Winters and Eckert won the heat races. Deese won the B-main.

Weikert’s Livestock Sprint Cars (30 laps): 1. Trey Starks. 2. James
McFadden. 3. Brian Brown. 4. Gio Scelzi. 5. Anthony Macri. 6. Brock
Zearfoss. 7. Ryan Smith. 8. Freddie Rahmer. 9. Aaron Reutzel. 10. Cory
Eliason. 11. Danny Dietrich. 12. Tony Stewart. 13. Dylan Cisney. 14.
Jared Esh. 15. Dale Blaney. 16. Blane Heimbach. 17. AJ Flick. 18.
Lynton Jeffrey. 19. Justin Peck. 20. Kerry Madsen. 21. TJ Stutts. 22.
Paul McMahan. 23. Josh Baughman. 24. Kyle Reinhardt. 25. Lance
Dewease. 26. Tyler Reeser.

B-main (12 laps): 1. Lance Dewease. 2. Josh Baughman 3. Dylan Cisney.
4. Blane Heimbach. 5. Greg Wilson. 6. Tyler Reeser. 7. Ryan Taylor. 8.
Dan Shetler. 9. Tim Shaffer. 10. Sye Lynch. 11. Paul McMahan. 12.
Gerard McIntyre Jr. 13. Chase Dietz. 14. Brett Michalski. 15. Chad
Kemenah. 16. Dave Blaney. 17. Brian Montieth. 18. Cory Haas. 19.
Landon Myers. 20. Mike Wagner. 21. Robbie Kendall.

C-main (10 laps): 1. Alan Krimes. 2. Chad Kemenah. 3. Skylar Gee. 4.
Tyler Walton. 5. Rick Lafferty. 6. Nicole Bower. 7. Kyle Smith. 8.
Dustin Baney. DNS: Logan Wagner, Jason Shultz, Rick Lafferty, Jeff
Miller, Carl Bowser, Tyler Bear, Troy Fraker, John Garvin, Justin
Whittall, Lucas Wolfe.

River Valley Builders Super Late Models (30 laps): 1. Rick Eckert. 2.
Trevor Feathers. 3. Marvin Winters. 4. Colton Flinner. 5. Gene Knaub.
6. Austin Berry. 7. Kyle Lee. 8. Hayes Mattern. 9. Bryan Bernheisel.
10. Roy Deese. 11. Dylan Yoder. 12. Jerry Bard. 13. Dan Stone. 14.
Jeff Rine. 15. Chad Myers. 16. Mike Lupfer. 17. Chad Julius. 18.
Dillan Stake. 19. Dave Stamm. 20. Tim Smith. 21. Donnie Schick. 22.
Rance Garlock. 23. Andy Haus. 24. Jason Schmidt.

Did Not Qualify: Dave Stamm, Nathan Long, Dave Brouse, Kody Lyter, Tim
Wilson, Jim Yoder.

Port Royal Speedway Set for $52,000 to Win Tuscarora 50 Weekend

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- All eyes will be on the Port Royal Speedway this weekend as the best drivers from across the country will gather to help close out the 165th Annual Juniata County Fair with the 52nd running of the Tuscarora 50, Sept 6 and 7.

Sanctioned by Tony Stewert’s Ollies Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, the annual spectacle is one of the most highly anticipated events in all the Sprint Car world.

Sponsored by Packer’s Concessions and Ramsey’s Car Wash & Garage, Saturdays finale will pay a whopping $52,000 to the winner and $1000 to start. Including C-Main, B-Main and A-Main payouts, the one-day purse currently sits at nearly $109,000, which is the largest ever offered in the history of ‘The Speed Palace’.

Last year’s event was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws for the first time ever after rain postponed the initial event and Donny Schatz picked up his first-ever win in the event over Freddie Rahmer and Daryn Pittman.

Nearly 50 years attended last year with more expected to attend this year in chase of the crown jewel event and the huge payday. Saturday’s event will also pay $300 to heat race winners along with bonuses for the top three-time trialers as well (1-$200, 2. $150, 3. $100) courtesy of Ted Reitz.

Past winners include Schatz, Lance Dewease (6-times), Brent Marks, Greg Hodnett (4-time), Don Kreitz Jr. (3-time), Doug Esh (2-time), Stevie Smith (2-time), Brian Montieth, Mike Erdley, Fred Ragher (4-time), Keith Kauffman (2-time), Tods Shaffer (3-time), Len Krauheim III, Bobby Allen (2-time), Doug Wolfgang (4-time), Dave Blaney, George Ferguson Jr, Smokey Snellbaker (2-time), Lynn Paxton (3-time), Gary Howsare, Jim Nace, Steve Smith, Kenny Weld and Mitch Smith (3-time).

Saturday will also be an Invitational show for the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model series with the top 24 in series points being invited for a $1500 to win show. Drivers will participate in group time trials. Drivers outside of the top 24 are invited to attend with their cars and alternates will be chosen based on a needed basis.

Racing activities will begin Friday, as it will be the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the All Stars and a list of invaders from across the country taking part in ‘The Night Before the 50’. The 30-lap A-Main pays $5000 to win and I sponsored by Ted Reitz. Packer’s Concessions will also pay $100 to the fast timer Friday night.

Friday’s event will serve as a normal All Star point night and will also be the final points night for the Port Royal season championship. Logan Wagner wrapped up his second consecutive Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Point Championship last weekend but there is still spots left to be decided behind him.

Last year Freddie Rahmer held off Tim Shaffer and Ryan Smith to pick up the Night Before the 50 for his first career Port Royal Speedway victory to take home the prize and he will be looking to repeat this season.

Also on the card will be the Grit House Rt. 35 Challenge Series Late Models racing for $3000 to win. This will also be a make-up for the Tri-Track Super Late Model Series and the final points event for the River Valley Builders Port Royal Super Late Model series standings as well.

In the Grit House Rt 35 series, Dylan Yoder currently holds a slim 5-point advantage over second place Bryan Bernheisel with Jeff Rine (-30), Hayes Mattern (-41) and Tim Wilson (-46) all making up the top five.

The six-race series between Selinsgrove Speedway and Port Royal features 3 races at each speedway and the champion will receive a $1000 bonus along with the top-10 receiving a point fund.

For the Tri-Track Series, this race is a make-up from June. The series features participating racetracks of Bedford, Williams Grove and Port Royal and the winner of the series will receive an automatic starting spot in Bedford’s annual $15000 to win Keystone Cup, paying a minimum $1000 to start along with a 2020 T-Shirt package including custom art, setup and 100 shirts.

Rick Eckert currently sits atop the standings with Dan stone tied at 725 points. Jason Covert (-40, Bryan Bernheisel (-95) and Andy Haus (-100) make up the rest of the top five.

In River Valley Builders track point standings, Dylan Yoder clinched the title last week as well. Haus, Rine, Nick Dickson and Tim Smith Jr. fill out the top-five.

For information regarding format and drivers attending, please check out the Port Royal Speedway Facebook page, Twitter and more for more info leading up to race day. Parking is free during the Juniata County Fair, but certain restrictions exist inside the fairground.

Reserved seats remain for Saturday’s portion of the Tuscarora 50 and they may be reserved by calling 717-527-2303 weekdays 8am-3p. Tickets will not be mailed and will be available for pick-up at will call the day of the race. Make sure to have your ID with you when picking up reserved seating tickets.

Friday’s event will not be available via reserved seating and only season reserved seats will be honored. There is no make up for Friday’s show.

Sunday, September 8th is the advertised rain date for the Tuscarora 50 if needed. Saturday tickets and wristbands can only be used for Sunday and cannot be refunded. Should both days rain out, normal cancellation policies apply. Details are on the website under Information.

Friday Prices/Info:

General Admission- $30

Students(11-18)- $15

Pits- $40

Gates Open at 4pm

Hot Laps- 6:30

Racing- 7:00

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Saturday Pricing/Info

RESERVED SEATING- $40

General Admission- $35

Student (11-18)- $20

Pits- $45

Gates Open at 1:00 pm

Hot Laps- 6:10

Racing- 6:30

 

Reinhardt Captures First Career 410 Sprint Car Victory in Labor Day Classic, Wagner Locks Up Points Battle

 
 Yoder and Boozel Pick Up Late Miodel and 4-Cylinder Wins in Last Lap Passes

 
 By- Justin Snyder

 

 PORT ROYAL, Pa- Earlier this year, Kyle Reinhardt quit his job as an engineer and uprooted his life from New Jersey to live in Pennsylvania. To some it sounded crazy. He was making good money and he was living a pretty good life racing part-time.

 

 But that wasn't his dream. Sure, it was comfortable and it paid the bills. But it didn’t fulfill him. Reinhardt wanted to race 410 Sprint Cars and he wanted to win in them. To do that, he needed to run more often and he needed laps. So he went all in and made the move.

 

 That decision finally paid off and that dream became a reality as Reinhardt picked up his first career 410 Sprint Car victory at the Port Royal Speedway during the 67th running of the Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic Monday evening as he bested AJ Flick and Logan Wagner to claim the trophy and the $4000 prize.

 

 "This is pretty awesome! I was crying on my way to the scales," said Reinhardt. "I came here to do this and it’s crazy that I'm standing here in victory lane. This is what it’s all about."

 

 But it wouldn’t come easy. He'd have to fight off Mother Nature, which pushed back the races starting time an hour to 2pm after rains hit the Juniata County oval Sunday night. He also would have to best a field of hungry drivers, one of them being a hard charging Danny Dietrich, who took the promoters 'Keith Kauffman Challenge' in attempt to gain $4000 extra thanks to a couple of his faithful sponsors.

 

 When Dietrich won the feature event Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway in an race honoring Kauffman from the front row, Kauffman made the joke in victory lane that back in his day they used to do it from 18th.

 

 As a result, the track and his sponsors offered him the chance to make $4000 if he'd give up his fifth starting spot and try and win it from 18th. If he finished second he'd get $2500 and if he managed only a top-10, he'd get an extra $1500. Dietrich boldly accepted and set the stage for an eventful feature event.

 

 Tyler Bear and Reinhardt led the field to the green flag with Reinhardt jumping out to the lead right away using the outside of turn's one and two. The Neptune City, N.J native set a blistering pace with AJ Flick moving into second on the opening lap. However, the caution would come out as Tyler Reeser slowed on the backstretch two laps later with a flat tire.

 

 On the restart, it was Reinhardt again jumping out to a large lead. However all eyes were on Dietrich, who had advanced seven positions to 11th before the caution and by lap four was sitting in the seventh spot.

 

 Two laps later, the field would once again be brought to a slow when Freddie Rahmer and Jared Esh made contact on the backstretch. Rahmer would tag onto the rear right away and Esh would join re-join the field as well after making various repairs in the pits.

 

 Reinhardt once again jumped out to the lead using the high side of the speedway, with ninth-place starter Logan Wagner making it known he'd be a contender by moving into the fifth spot on the restart. Dietrich also was continuing his march forward, sliding into the sixth position in turn's three and four.

 

 Four laps later Reinhardt hit lap traffic and on lap 12, Wagner passed Saturday's winner Anthony Macri and the following lap he slid under Bear for third coming out of turn four.

 

 However, Reinhardt was checking out and held a nearly 2.0 second lead over Flick.

 

 On lap 17, Dietrich attempted to pass Bear for the fourth position with a head of steam entering the bottom of turn three and he had to check up and got sideways, temporarily ending his march forward as he brought out the caution.

 

 With his 2.452 second lead wiped out, Reinhardt once again hit the cushion of the speedway hard. Flick tried to pull a slidejob entering turn's one and two, but couldn't make it stick and settled back into second.

 

 Over the final eight laps, Flick and Wagner would battle each other for the second position but neither of them would have anything for Reinhardt. The only thing that could stop him would be bad luck, and it nearly struck.

 

 Entering the final turn on the white flag lap, Reinhardt felt power in the car go. He thought he might be out of gas, but managed to have just enough power to ride to the finish line by a distance of 1.232 seconds over Flick, Wagner, Macri and Brian Brown, who came from 20th to be the race hard charger.

 

 Dylan Cisney, Mike Wagner, Dietrich, Bear and Rahmer rounded out the top ten. As a result of charging back to finish inside the top 10, Dietrich got the $1500 bonus. In total he passed 21 cars during the race.

 

 However, the night was Reinhardt's, who gladly climbed on top of the wing and saluted the fans in victory lane.

 

 "I felt the car stumble and I about threw up in the car," said Reinhardt. "I was just blasting the top of the speedway and we had an extremely fast racecar."

 

 "I mean we have had a fast car here all year, but we finally pulled it off. I'm honestly speechless," he added.

 

 For Flick, he thought the final restart was his chance to win the race, but ultimately he didn’t have enough to best Reinhardt.

 

 "We were a bit top dependent and I knew he was going to have to make a mistake or something to have a chance," said Flick. "I honestly thought we had him on that restart and I was surprised when he got back around me there, That was the best chance I had."

 

 With his third-place finish, Wagner not only obtained his 11th podium finish of the season, but he clinched his second consecutive Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car championship at the speedway. He became the first person to repeat as champion since Todd Shaffer did it in 2008-09.

 

 "This Zemco car is so much fun to drive and my guys are consistently giving me a car capable of winning," said Wagner. "It's truly a blessing to be in this position and I couldn’t do it without all my guys. Now we'll focus on winning the big one here next week."

 

 Results- 1. Kyle Reinhardt 2. AJ Flick 3. Logan Wagner 4. Anthony Macri 5. Brian Brown 6. Dylan Cisney 7. Mike Wagner 8. Danny Dietrich 9. Tyler Bear 10. Freddie Rahmer 11. Sye Lynch 12. Justin Whittall 13. TJ Stutts 14. Jared Esh 15. Chase Dietz 16. Jason Shultz 17. Kyle Smith 18. Brett Michalski 19. Nicole Bower 20. Joe Kata DNF- Dan Shetler, Ryan Linder, Tyler Reeser, Tyler Walton

 

 

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 1 September 2019
Steve Inch

PERSISTENT RAIN FORCES SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY CANCELLATION SUNDAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Persistent rain started around 3 p.m. and continued past 6 p.m. Sunday, forcing Selinsgrove Speedway officials to cancel the Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars for the second time this season.

The United Late Model Series, pro stocks, and roadrunners were also on the four division racing card sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford. The race will not be made up.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present back-to-back National Open races for the 410 sprint cars and super late models in September to close out the 2019 season.

The Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars sponsored by Red Robin will pay $20,000 to win on Saturday, Sept. 14. The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will be on the open wheel doubleheader at 7 p.m. Track gates will open at 4 p.m. The rain date, if needed, is Sunday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.

The final race of the season will be the World of Outlaws Late Model Series 21st Annual Jeff’s Auto Body Late Model Open paying $10,000 to win. The limited late models will share the racing card with the super lates at 7 p.m. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

There will be no racing at the speedway Saturday, Sept. 7.

For a complete speedway event schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

 

 

Max Blair Wins Butch Renninger Memorial in Juniata County Fair Opener, Macri, Yoder and Mitch also score Big Wins in Front of Packed House

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Juniata County and Port Royal Speedway is all about tradition. With 2019 being the 165th holding of the Juniata County Fair and the 16th running of the Butch Renninger Memorial, it’s safe to say that many fans have attended more than one of the annual events. They have likely seen it all and experienced everything the fair has to offer.

However, fans witnessed two firsts Saturday night. With contenders Rick Eckert and Gregg Satterlee choosing to take the promoters challenge of going to the rear of the field in attempt to earn nearly $8500, Max Blair capitalized on a front row starting spot to lead all 33 laps and pick up his first career Port Royal Speedway victory and his 26th career with the ULMS series.

"I have a lot of people to thank, but I think I really have to thank Rick and Greg for deciding to start from the rear," laughed Blair. "This thing was good, but it certainly helped knowing they had their work cut out for them to get back up there."

In Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car action, Anthony Macri shook off the bad luck bug to pick up his first career Port Royal Speedway victory as well and he earned $3600 for his efforts and continued to build confidence heading into the $52,000 to win Tuscarora 50 weekend coming up next week.

"Man this feels good and I'm super happy to finally get that monkey off our back," said Macri. "I think we found every way to lose these things here. I'm just glad we found a way to finally win one and I'm feeling good about next week."

Andrew Yoder won in Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model action and Brad Mitch picked up the win in Juniata Junction Xtreme Stock action in an event that was shorted to eight laps after a vicous crash involving multiple cars littered the front stretch with debris late in the night

But the highlight of the night was the ULMS Renninger Memorial race for the Super Late Model Series. With the Tilton Hilton Hard Charger award in honor of Glenn Winnick sitting at 3, 333 dollars heading into the A-Main, track promoter offered all eight drivers at the re-draw the opportunity to go to the rear and if they were able to claim the award, hey would receive $4000 plus their finishing position pay.

Only Eckert and Satterlee, both veterans of many tears, took the bait and both drivers gave up their starting spots for a chance at the money.

Bryan Bernheisel and Max Blair led the field to the green flag with Blair jumping out to the early lead. Blair However momentum would be stopped on lap two as a spin on the backstretch brought out the caution.

Once green flag action returned, it was Blair again jumping out to a large lead with Marvin Winters passing Bernehisel for second on lap three.

However, all eyes were on the two drivers coming form the tail of the field. With the leader hitting lap traffic on lap eight, both Satterlee (eighth) and Eckert (10th).

By lap 14, Eckert had advanced to seventh and Satterlee was in sixth. Meanwhile, Blair was checking out .Eckert made the move to pass Satterlee for sixth one lap later, setting him up to claim the $4000 prize.

On lap 22, Jason Covert slid past Winters for second and he started to try and track down Blair, who is currently the ULMS points leader. As the final laps ticked away, Covert was trying his hardest, but he was no match for Blair on this night.

Ultimately Blair would lead every lap and take home $5442 upon taking the checkered flag by 1.712 second advantage over Covert and Winters. Dylan Yoder and Eckert rounded out the top five, with Eckert claiming the $4000 hard charger award and earning a total of $4850 for his efforts.

"I must've been braindead to decide and go to the rear," said Eckert, who was happy with the check but disappointed not to be in victory lane. "I'm glad we could pout on a show for the fans, but we obviously had a car capable of winning and that was just a challenge."

For Blair, it was a dream come true to finally get a victory at the Juniata County oval. He was excited to finally make it happen in a prestigious event.

"I can’t believe it! This is going to take a bit to sink in," said Blair. "The car was really rolling off the top, but I just tried to not look at the scoreboard and I just kept watching the flagman waiting for him to say two-to-go."

Or Covert, it was too little too late and he was happy to come home second against a stout field of cars.

"He got put there in clean air and really anymore these days that's the name of the game." said Covert. "I wanted to win this thing, but sometimes second is just as good as a first and we're happy with the run."

Satterlee, Ross Robinson, Trevor Feathers, Tim Smith Jr. and Kyle Lee rounded out the top ten. As a result of his fourth place finisb, Yoder also unofficially clinched the point standings win in the River Valley Builders series.

Results- 1. Max Blair 2. Jason Covert 3. Marvin Winters 4. Dylan Yoder 5. Rick Eckert 6. Gregg Satterlee 7. Ross Robinson 8. Trevor Feathers 9. Tim Smith Jr. 10. Kyle Lee 11. Andy Haus 12. Bryan Bernheisel 13. Michael Wonderling 14. Jason Schmidt 15. Rance Garlock 16. Dillan Stake 17. Jason Dobson 1DNF- Jeff Rine, Shaun Jones, Mike Lupfer, Austin Berry, Roy Deese, Gary Stuhler, Gene Knaub, Kyle Knapp

Sprint Cars.

Anthon Macri held off a hard charging Danny Dietrich to claim his first career Weikert's Livestock 410 feature event.

"I can't really put this into words quite yet. This is just awesome." said Macri. "We've been so fast and I knew it was just a matter of time. But I was honestly tired of waiting."

Jared Esh and Macri led the field to the green flag, with Esh jumping out to the early lead For the first five laps, not much occurred. Esh led Macri and AJ Flick by a short distance with Kyle Reinhardt and Logan Wagner and Lance Dewease in tow.

Coming out of turn 2, Macri used a slide job to get under Esh. However this allowed Flick to gain momentum on the top of the speedway. Coming down the backstretch Flick passed Esh on the outside and then dove under Macri in turn's three and four. In a drag race to the line, Flick was credited with leading lap five.

Flick attempted to stretch his lead, however action behind the leader was getting hot and heavy. With close to a 1.0 second lead on lap 10, Macri and Reinhardt were swapping positions behind him and Dewease, who started eighth was on their tail tanks looking to pounce.

Four laps later, it was Danny Dietrich entering the picture. Using a head of steam exiting turn two on the outside of the speedway, Deitrich passed both Wagner and Dewease to move into the fourth position. He continued to march forward with the top six drivers all within 2.0 seconds of each other in lap traffic.

By lap 20, Macri was on the rear bumper of Flick and Dietrich was closing fast as well. Macri slid under Flick in turns one and two on lap 21, but Flick crossed back under him exiting two. Macri would use momentum to get under Flick entering turn three and would lead lap 22. However, Flick wouldn't go away. Coming out of turn two the following circuit, Flick sped under Macri down the backstretch before the red flag flew for a flipping Justin Whittall in turn three, handing the lead back to Macri.

On the restart, Macri once again jumped out to the lead, now maintaining a different line on the speedway thanks to instructions his crew provided under the red flag. On the white flag lap Dieterich was able to slip by Flick using the middle of the speedway, but by then Macri had secured a large enough to advantage to coast to his first career victory by a 1.340 second advantage

Dietrich, Flick, Dewease and Reinhaedt rounded out to top five with Esh, Wagner, Brian Briown, Dylan Cisney and Heimbach making up the top 10.

"Jim Shuttlesworth came on board after Knoxville and we switched his son's shocks and this thing has been a rocket ship ever since." said Macri. "It was nice to finally cross the checkered flag and not feel like we let one get away."

For Dietrich, he believed he had a car capable of winning and if not for the red flag he might've been sitting one spot better at the checkered flag.

"I think that red flag really helped him as his guys could kind of tell him where to go and such," said Dietrich. "I was really sailing the top and things were about to get really good out there, but I'm happy he finally got his win and we'll look to be better Monday."

Results- 1.Anthony Macri 2. Danny Dietrich 3. AJ Flick 4. Lance Dewease 5.Kyle Reinhardt 6.Jared Esh 7.Logan Wagner 8.Brian Briown 9. Dylan Cisney 10.Blane Heimbach 11. TJ Stutts 12. Tyler Reeser 13.Mike Wagner 14.Ryan Smith 15.Ryan Taylor 16.Jeff Miller 17.Jason Shultz 18.Tyler Bear 19.Tyler Walton 20.Trenton Shaeffer 21.Eric Riggins Jr. 22.Cory Thornton 23.Justin Whittall 14.Dustin Baney

Limited Late Models

Andrew Yoder continued his dominance of the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model division as he cruised from the 10th starting position and passed Ryan Zook on lap 19 to claim the $1533 prize.

"Honestly this car is so good here that I really feel like I have to screw it up to not have a shot to win," said Yoder. "We've had an amazing year at Port Royal and winning these races never gets old."

Eric Hohol and Paul Cursey lead the field to the green flag with Hohol taking the early lead. One lap later Cursey would get turned around in turn one battling for the third position, collecting two other cars and bringing out the caution.

On the restart, it was Ryan Zook on the move as he used the outside of the speedway to move into the second position and one lap later he got by Hohol on the backstretch to take the lead. Troy Miller would come in tow one lap later to move into the second spot as well.

On lap six, Yoder was making it know that he was coming, sliding into the fourth position. Three laps later the leaders hit lap traffic.

The caution flew on lap 10 for a car turned around on the backstretch, once again bunching up the field and setting up Yoder to make his move.

Yoder would slide into the third position exiting turn four on the 11th circuit, but the caution would fly two laps later after three cars got tangled on the backstretch. Another caution would once again fly before any green flag laps would be counted following the restart.

Once green flag action returned, Miller attempted to perform a slide job on Zook in turn's one and two. This allowed Yoder to fly by Miller for second on the outside.

By lap 18, Yoder was on the tail of Zook. For the next two laps he would try and complete the pass using the bottom of the speedway and he would finally take the lead for good on lap 20.

He would go untouched the final five circuits and would win his fourth Port Royal Speedway feature of the year by 2.598 seconds over Zook, Miller, Derrick Garman and Todd Snook. Shaun Miller, Craig Wagaman, Trent Brenneman, Hohol and Cursey would round out the top five.

"The car was jut amazing and it just feels like it’s gliding out there," said Yoder. "I don’t know iff it just likes big tracks, but I jut feel really good out there and I'm happy to win this race."

For Zook, he didn’t want to see those late cautions and thought without them he might've had a shot.

"We definitely didn’t need to see all those cautions toward the end," said Zook. "We were not really good in one and two and we needed open space to be able to hold him off. But we'll take second."

Results- 1. Andrew Yoder 2.Ryan Zook 3.Troy Miller 4.Derrick Garman 5. Todd Snook 6. Shaun Miller 7.Craig Wagaman 8. Trent Brenneman 9. Eric Hohol 10. Paul Cursey 11. Jared Fulkroad 12. Kenny Yoder 13. JR Toner 14. Steve Todorow 15. Curt Dunn 16. Joe Westerman 17. Steve Kent Jr. DNF- Tim Krape, Cory Lawler, Devin Frey, Chase Bowsman, Jim McBree, Jason Davis, Devin Hart

Xreme Stocks

Brad Mitch held off Dustin Hoffman and Will Brunson to claim the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks feature event after a lap eight crash involving multiple cars littered the front stretch with debris.

With it getting late in the evening and extra time needed for clean up, speedway officials called the race official as it was past halfway. All drivers walked away safely.

Walt Peters and Cory Kepner completed the top five with Dustin Snook, Bob Bussey, Chuck Bryner, Tom Brunson and Miranda Minium filling out the top 10.

Mitch won $533 for his efforts.

Results- 1. Brad Mitch 2. Dustin Hoffman 3. Will Brunson 4. Walt Peters 5.Corey Kepner 6.Dustin Snook 7.Bub Bussey 8. Chuck Bryner 9. Tom Brunson 10. Miranda Minium 11. Thomas Brunson DNF- Hunter Shelley, Craig Imes, Curtis Lanton, Smith Cope, Josh Bender, Ben Leister, Bill Cooper  

 

 

 

September To Remember On Tap At Williams Grove Speedway

Month filled with big races for 410 sprints, No racing September 6

9/1/19

Mechanicsburg – It will be a September to remember at Williams Grove Speedway as the month will be full of nothing but big sprint car shows in preparation for the 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on October 4 and 5.

There will be no racing at the track on September 6 before the big Friday shows begin, slated for September 13, 20 and 27.

The September 13 event will be the Dirt Classic Qualifier paying $5,000 to win for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

The winner of the race will be a guaranteed starter for the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on September 21.

The PASS IMCA 305 sprints are also on the September 13 racing program.

September 20 will find the track hosting the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints make-up Tommy Hinnershitz Classic, presented by Eleven Oaks Farms.

Paying $5,000 to win, the 30-lap Tommy Classic was rained out in April.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also slated for September 20 including a make-up main held over from August 2.

And then September 27 will find the track prepping for the following week’s Champion Racing Oil National Open by spinning off the National Open Tune Up, paying $8,000 to win a 30-lap feature.

The program will also be the final Hoosier Diamond Series event of the season and will crown the series champion.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will also be on the card and likewise will crown the 2019 division champion.

All three September racing programs will begin at 7:30 pm.

The 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Engery Drink Sprint Cars Series, will close the season at the track on October 4 and 5.

Saturday’s 40-lap Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay $65,000 to the winner and will serve to crown the 2019 Williams Grove Speedway 410 sprint track champion.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

RAHMER WINS; MONTIETH CROWNED TRACK CHAMPION; Hammaker Continues Domination; Horan Scores Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 14 (7:30pm) 358 Sprint Summer Series | 358 Sprints* + Super Late Models + Extreme Stocks | EMMR Night | ARCH Night (*Final points race for 358 Sprints) *Final points race for 358 Sprints

Saturday, September 21 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions | 6th Annual DIRT CLASSIC | 410 Sprints

Saturday, September 28 (6:00pm) Hank Gentzler Memorial | Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (August 31, 2019) – There was a three-way battle for the 410 Sprint 2019 track championship going into the final point race Saturday night. Brian Montieth had an eighty-point advantage over Chad Trout who was in third place and thirty points over Alan Krimes who was sitting in second place.

Montieth could solidify his eighth track championship with a win. But with two heavy hitters also in play there were scenarios in which all three could pull off the championship.

Two championship contenders shared the front row of the 30-lap Bob Leiby Memorial. Montieth drew the pole and Krimes was to his outside.

Trout started seventh after being knocked out of the redraw by Montieth in their heat race. The PA Speedweek format was used with the winner and fastest car from time trials in each heat race making the redraw. If the winner is the fastest car from time trials only one car from that heat race makes the redraw.

After setting quick time over the 24-car field Chase Dietz started third with Kyle Moody starting fourth.

Montieth led lap 1 with Krimes being challenged by Dietz for second.

Freddie Rahmer moved into fourth getting by Moody with Cory Haas not far behind to take fifth.

Rahmer was running third by lap five from his sixth starting spot.

Scott Fisher got turned around in turns 1 and 2 on lap 6 bringing out the caution.

Montieth led Krimes, Rahmer, Dietz and Haas to the cone for the restart.

Rahmer got around Krimes for second on the restart but the yellow came out again as Mark Bitner hit the cone. Bitner was penalized one spot sending him to the rear.

Krimes had a good run out of turn 2 and was running wheel to wheel at the line with Montieth. Monteith beat him by a nose but Krimes took the lead on the next lap.

The caution flag flew again on lap 8. Fisher came to a stop entering turn 3 along the guardrail.

Brett Michalski went to the pits to change a tire under caution and rejoined the field.

Krimes led Montieth, Rahmer, Haas and Dietz on the restart. For Krimes to solidify the championship he would need to finish seven spots ahead of Montieth.

Rahmer got under Montieth in turns 1 and 2 for second on the restart.

Haas went to work on Montieth for third but Montieth created some distance and pulled away.

The leaders were all running the high line around the track as the halfway point of the race approached. Krimes held a 1.022 second lead over Rahmer on lap 15 as they approached lapped traffic.

Trout was in a three-way battle for fifth with Dietz and Moody with Trout breaking away to stay in the top five.

You could throw a blanket over the leaders as they worked through lapped traffic.

Krimes moved to the bottom of the track with Rahmer continuing to run the high line.

After running wheel to wheel down the back stretch Rahmer got the lead at the flag stand with three laps to go by a nose. Krimes and Rahmer continued to battle for the lead with Rahmer taking the checkered flag .190 seconds ahead of Krimes. Montieth solidified his eighth track championship with a third-place finish. Haas finished fourth and Trout completed the top five.

Heat winners were Jim Siegel, Brian Montieth and Alan Krimes.

Hammaker Continues Domination

Davey Brown started on the pole with CJ Tracy on his outside for the 20-lap, $1,500 to win Bob Leiby Memorial.

Tyler Ross who had engine issues during his heat race, made the call for the feature but headed to the pits before the green flag flew.

Brown led the field when the green flag dropped with Tracy in second, Ashley Cappetta in third and Dylan Norris in fourth.

Doug Hammaker and Brett Strickler battled for fifth with Hammaker running the top of the track.

Jon Stewart brought out the caution on lap 3 after spinning around in turns 3 and 4.

Hammaker to third around Cappetta after picking off Strickler and Norris.

Leaders Brown and Tracy were running the bottom with Hammaker still riding the cushion around the track.

Brown held a .811 second lead over Tracy on lap 10 as they approached lapped traffic.

The yellow flag flew on lap 12 for Alyson Dietz who spun around in turn 2.

Brown led Tracy, Hammaker, Cappetta and Norris to the cone for the restart with eight laps to go.

Hammaker got around Tracy in turn 1 for second on the restart.

Dietz came to a stop in turn 2 on lap 18 bringing out the caution again.

The field lined up for a two lap shoot out. Hammaker got the advantage in turns 1 and 2 with Brown taking the lead back down the back stretch/ Hammaker beat Brown to the line for the lead after a solid run in turns 3 and 4.

Hammaker took the checkered flag for his fourth win at the track in 2019 and thirteenth overall. Hammaker was coming off a Summer Series win at Port Royal last week.

Brown held onto second and Tracy crossed the line third. Cappetta finished fourth and Norris completed the top five.

Heat race winners were CJ Tracy, Cody Fletcher and Dylan Norris.

Horan Scores Victory

Bill Powell started on the pole of the $350 to win, 15 lap Bob Leiby Memorial with Michael Smith sharing the front row.

Powell took the lead as the green flag dropped with a three-car race for second brewing behind him.

It didn’t take long for the first yellow flag to fly. Gordie Marshall and Tim Berkheimer brought out the caution on lap 1 after some contact going into turn 1.

Powell led Smith, Travis Horan, Andrew Hogue and Alex Updegraff on the restart.

The caution came out again on the restart for Smith who was running second. He spun out in turn 2. Updegraff passed a car before reaching the cone sending him back two positions.

Smith rejoined the field.

This time Powell led Horan, Hogue, Donnie Broderick and Paul Sylvester on the restart.

Updegraff worked his way back into the top five before the yellow flag flew again on lap 2. It was for Smith who spun out in turn 4. Smith rejoined again.

The caution came out on the restart for Sylvester and Jeff Waltz in turn 2.

Tim Berkheimer headed to the pits under caution and rejoined the field before the restart.

Broderick and Hogue battled for third with Hogue holding him off. Hogue then went to work on Horan for second as Powell pulled away from the field.

Hogue got his nose under Horan on lap 7 down the back stretch with Horan holding him off.

Horan and the other front runners were closing in on the leader, Powell.

Broderick had gotten to third on lap 9. Updegraff got around Hogue for fourth in turn 2 but Hogue took it back.

The yellow came out on lap 11 for Hogue who came to a stop in turn 2. He was running fourth at the time.

Powell led Horan, Broderick, Updegraff and Jeff Gill to the cone for the restart.

After spinning out twice earlier in the race Smith was back in the top five by lap 12.

Horan took the lead on lap 12 after getting under Powell going in turn 1 and forcing Powell off the bottom.

The field was three wide going into turn 1 for second when the caution flew for Updegraff who got spun around in turn 2.

Horan led the field for the restart with another three-car battle for second. Powell Broderick and Smith were battling for the runner-up spot.

Horan held onto the lead for his second win at the track in 2019. After early race mishaps Smith drove through the field to take second out of turn 2 on the last lap. After leading a majority of the race Powell finished third. Berkheimer crossed the line fourth and Broderick rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Travis Horan and Alex Updegraff.

After a week off Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 14 with 358 Sprints, Super Late Models and Extreme Stocks. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 31, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($4,000); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 99-Kyle Moody; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 16-Matt Campbell; 13. 8-Billy Dietrich; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 16. 23-Chris Arnold; 17. 10-Joe Kata III; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski; 19.15B-Mark Bitner; 20.27G-Jay Galloway; 21. 11P-Greg Plank; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 23. 23Z-Todd Zinn (DNF); 24. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-7), Alan Krimes (8-26) & Freddie Rahmer (27-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 16-Matt Campbell; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 23Z-Todd Zinn (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 39-Cory Haas; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 10K-Joe Kata III; 7. 15B-Mark Bitner; 8.11P-Greg Plank

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF); 8. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF)

410 Time Trial Results 1. 75-Chase Dietz 13.789; 2. 21-Brian Montieth 13.807; 3. 99-Kyle Moody 13.838; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.854; 5. 1X-Chad Trout 13.878; 6. 87-Alan Krimes 13.917; 7. 59-Jim Siegel 13.918; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.945; 9. 15-Adam Wilt 13.956; 10. Billy Dietrich 13.968; 11. 39-Cory Haas 14.039; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer 14.052; 13. 16-Matt Campbell 14.060; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 14.095; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.095; 16. 1*-Tim Wagaman 14.203; 17. 10K-Joe Kata III 14.610; 18. 27G_-Jay Galloway 14.658; 19. 23-Chris Arnold 14.795; 20. 15B-Mark Bitner 15.003; 21. 21T-Scott Fisher 15.069; 22. 23z-Todd Zinn 15.316; 23. 11P-Greg Plank 15.635; 24. 7-Trey Hivner NT

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 4R-Doug Hammaker ($1,500); 2. 44B-Davey Brown; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 38-Brett Strickler; 9. 00-Chris Frank; 10. 4-Dwight Leppo; 11. 10-Zach Euculano; 12. 19-Troy Wagaman; 13. 99-Zachary Cool; 14. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 15. 34-Mark VanVorst; 16. 5A-Zachary Allman; 17. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 18. 6M-Chad Criswell; 19. 47K-Michael Hamer; 20. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 21. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 22. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 23. 13s-Jon Stewart (DNF); 24. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNF); 25. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Davey Brown (1-18) & Doug Hammaker (19-20)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-CJ Tracy; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 34-Mark VanVorst; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 50-Alyson Dietz; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 9. 47K-Michael Hamer

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 44B-Davey Brown; 3. 38-Brett Strickler; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 13s-Jon Stewart; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNS)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 00-Chris Frank; 4. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 5. 41B-Tyler Ross (DNF); 6. 19-Troy Wagaman (DNF); 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 8. 6M-Chad Criswell (DNF)

xTreme Stocks:

xTreme Stock Feature Finish (15 laps) - 1. 21H-Travis Horan ($350); 2. 76-Michael Smith; 3. 7-Bill Powell; 4. 18C-Tim Berkheimer; 5. 97-Donnie Broderick; 6. 15-Jeff Gill; 7. 25-Andrew Hogue; 8. 6G-Gordie Marshall; 9. 1-Alex Updegraff; 10. 8R-Roger Rhodes; 11. 97X-Paul Sylvester (DNF); 12. 77-Jeff Waltz (DNF) 13. 97B-Richard Dougherty (DNF); 14. LAZY 8-John Wright (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Bill Powell (1-11) & Travis Horan (12-15)

xTreme Stock Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 21H-Travis Horan; 2. 76-Michael Smith; 3. 97-Donnie Broderick; 4. 6G-Gordie Marshall; 5. 97X-Paul Sylvester; 6. 97B-Richard Daugherty (DNF); 7. LAZY 8-John Wright (DNF)

xTreme Stock Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 1-Alex Updegraff; 2. 7-Bill Powell; 3. 25-Andrew Hogue; 4. 18C-Tim Berkheimer; 5. 77-Jeff Waltz; 6.15-Jeff Gill; 7. 8R-Roger Rhodes (DNF)

 

 

Dietrich Claims Williams Grove Kauffman Tribute For Sprints, Buckwalter Gets URC Main

8/30/19

Mechanicsburg – Danny Dietrich led flag to flag to pick up the Keith Kauffman Tribute race for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Dietrich’s fifth win of the season at the track, as the point leader, was worth $4,777.

In the URC Sprint feature, Royersford driver Steve Buckwalter drove to his first 360 sprint car win ever at the oval.

Dietrich drew the pole for the 25-lap Kauffman Tribute event and took the lead from Chad Trout on the opening lap as Trout went low in the first corner.

Dietrich zipped to his outside on the cushion and drove into a comman that he would never relinquish.

Event fast qualifier Brian Montieth started third in the race and got by Trout as well and would dog leader Dietrich for the entire non-stop distance.

Dietrich hit traffic with 15 laps to go with Montieth hot on his heels.

Montieth gained dramatically at times using the same cushion that Dietrich was riding with the lead bu the opportunity never presented itself for Montieth to take control.

Montieth’s closest chance at stealing the win came on lap 13 when Dietrich tried to go low on Dylan Cisney to put him a lap down.

But as soon as Dietrich settled back into his groove, he again was firmly in command.

Montieth would cross the line .447 seconds behind at the finish with third going to Ryan Smith.

Chad Trout finished in fourth with Freddie Rahmer finishing in the fifth spot.

Sixth through 10th went to Brian Brown who started fourth in the race, Kyle Moody, Cory Haas, TJ Stutts and Steve Buckwalter.

The win extended Dietrich’s point lead over Rahmer in a quest for his first Williams Grove track title. It was Dietrich’s 24th career victory at the track.

Heats went to Montieth and Trout. Montieth’s fast time was 17.180 seconds.

Defending URC series champion Josh Weller led the first three laps of the URC Sprints main before second starter Steve Buckwalter took over.

Buckwalter was then chased by Weller and Chad Layton before the first caution flag of the race unfurled with five laps completed.

Mark Smith motored into third on the restart and was racing with Weller for second when the final caution of the race came out with 15 laps to go.

Smith finally put Weller behind him with 12 laps to go and then closed on the leader.

But Buckwalter was able to keep Smith at bay to pick up the $2,000 win by .491 seconds.

Weller finished third followed by Kyle Reinhardt and Jason Shultz.

Sixth through 10th went to Curt Michael, Layton, Tyler Ross, Jimmy Stitzel and Derek Locke.

URC heats went to Michael, Buckwalter and Layton.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.


Feature finishes:

8/30/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Ryan Smith, 4. Chad Trout, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Brian Brown, 7. Kyle Moody, 8. Cory Haas, 9. TJ Stutts, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Dylan Cisney, 12. Eric Riggins, 13. Troy Fraker, 14. Greg Plank, 15. Anthony Macri, 16. Chase Dietz, 17. Kyle Reinhardt, 18. Todd Zinn

DNS: Mark Smith, Rodney Westhafer,

URC sprints, 25 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Mark Smith, 3. Josh Weller, 4. Kyle Reinhardt, 5. Jason Shultz, 6. Curt Michael, 7. Chad Layton, 8. Tyler Ross, 9. Jimmy Stitzel, 10. Derek Locke, 11. Tyler Breahm, 12. Austin Bishop, 13. Ryan Quackenbush, 14. Chris Frank, 15. Colby Womer, 16. Steve Downs, 17. Kyle Smith, 18. Jason Cherry, 19. Ryan Stillwaggon

DNS: Freddie Rahmer, Tyler Templin

 

 

 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 27 August 2019
Steve Inch

ULMS Butch Renninger Memorial on Tap as 165TH Juniata County Fair Kicks Off This Weekend

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Port Royal Speedway returns Saturday night to kick off the 165th annual Juniata County Fair with the 16th running of the Butch Renninger Memorial featuting the ULMS Late Models, the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks.

The ULMS Late Model race will pay $4333 to the winner and will be 33 laps in distance. Driver’s will also get $333 to start with a grand total purse of $18,538 being offered for the River Valley Builders series and ULMS drivers.

Renninger was a former three-time track champion and the owner of 41 career victories at the Juniata County oval. He also served diligently on the board of directors of the speedway for decades and oversaw track preparation and concessions during that time period.

Heat races will pay $333 to win and $100 for second and third. There will also be a $33 bonus to the top three finishers of the B-Main. All of these are courtesy of Ted Reitz.

Other contingency awards will includes $100 Super Late Model Hard Luck award courtesy of Gullwing Aviation, LLC, $333 Super Late Model Fast Time Award courtesy of Barron’s Racing Engines, $133 Bonus awarded to the highest finishing Port Royal regular courtesy of Brown’s Automotive and a minimum $733 Tilton Hilton Hard Charger Award in memory of Glenn Winnick. All awards are a minimum amount and subject to change.

Past winners of the event are Steve Campbell, Scott Huas, Mitch Hack, Jere Wierman, Tim Wilson, Waylon Wagner, Jeff Rine (2), Gregg Satterlee (2), Jason Covert, Justin Kahn, Dylan Yoder and most recently Tyler Bare.

Entering competition, Dylan Yoder holds a firm 350 point advantage in the track point standings over Andy Haus, with Jeff Rine (-570), Nick Dickson (-820) and Mike Lupfer (-1050) rounding out the top five.

The Selinsgrove Limited Late Models will also be racing for various contingency awards to include $100 to heat race winners courtesy of Garman Concrete & Construction, and $33 for second and $25 for third courtesy of Barron’s Racing Engines and Gullwing Aviation LLC. There will be a $100 Limited Late Model Hard Luck award courtesy of BDR Products, $100 Hard Charger Award courtesy of Garman Concrete & Construction and $33 to the highest finishing Juniata County driver courtesy of Pellman Trade.

Andrew Yoder enters the night with a 125 point standings advantage over Todd Snook and is the most recent winner at the speedway for the division. Devin Hart (-145), Kenny Yoder (-235) and Derrick Garman (-280) make up the top five.

This will also be a big night for the Juniata Junction Xtreme Stocks, as they will be competing for various contingency prizes as well.

There will be $33 presented via a Hard Luck award courtesy of Brown’s Automotive, $33 Hard Charger Award courtesy of Ryan Pellman, $33 to the car running last on lap 12 courtesy of Mark Bell in memory of Butch Renninger and Dave Kepner along with additional awards to be presented via Mike Brackbill/Juniata Junction throughout the night.

Brad Mitch holds a 25 point advantage in the series standings over Pete Leister, with Chuck Bryner (-120), Walt Peters (-135) and Bill Cooper (-220) rounding out the top five. Dustin Hoffman was the most recent winner in the series.

All three division feature winners will receive subs courtesy of Harshbarger’s Sub N Malt and Trophy Checks courtesy of Abel Signs, J.R. Toner.

And as customary, the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Series will be competing as well in their regular 25-lap program. Last week saw Jeff Miller win in a nail biter over Anthony Macri to pick up his third victory of 2019 in his rookie season.

Logan Wagner overcame a warm-up crash to salvage a top five and currently leads the series stabdings by a whopping 440 points over Dylan Cisney, with AJ Flick (-670), TJ Stutts (-730) and Jared Esh (-915) rounding out the top five.

All four divisions will be racing for full points. And if the kids don’t get enough fun during the fair, there will be a candy scramble in the infield at 6:30.

Adult Grandstand Prices will be $22, Students 12-18 will be $10 with Pit Admission $35. The rain date for the event is set for Sept. 6 if need be.

All gates will open at 3:30 with a special start time of 6:30.

There will also be a pre-race show under the bleachers with the Turn 5 Turnaround guys where several drivers will be on hand for interviews. Time and driver roster to be announced.

This of course, is all a pre-curser to the annual Labor Day Classic on Monday. The 67th running of the race, presented by Foss Jewelers, serves as a Fan Appreciation Day and features the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Models and the 4 Cylinder Pro Stocks.

The Sprint Cars will be racing for $4000 and it will be a draw show with a start time of 1pm and gates opening at 10:00 am. General Admission grandstand seating will be $12, Students 12-18 $5, with th Pit Admission being $30. As customary, the infield will be open to spectators for all ages at $5.

Last year, weekend invade Aaron Reutzel picked up the victory in the race.

This will also be a highlight night for the 4-cylinders with the winner taking home $300. Their pruse will be as follows 1. $300 2. $200 3. $175 4. $150 5. $125 6. $100 7. $75 8. $70 9. $65 10. $50 11- Field $30.

Fair Admission for all eight day will be FREE and parking for both nights of racing will be FREE everywhere except at the Elementary School. Be advised there is parking restrictions inside the fairgrounds beginning SATURDAY AS WELL.

Please check out www.portroyalspeedway.com and visit them on all social media platforms for more news and updates leading up this weekends events!

 

 

TILLEY CLASSIC FOR 410 SPRINT CARS & UNITED LATE MODEL SERIES THIS SUNDAY
PLUS PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Three major dirt track racing events in September will close out the 2019 season at Selinsgrove Speedway beginning with this Sunday’s (Sept. 1) Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars plus races for the United Late Model Series (ULMS), pro stocks, and roadrunners sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford.

Track gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing slated to start at 7 p.m.

Race night sponsor Selinsgrove Ford is also upping the ante for all four divisions and fans with bonus money and giveaways on Sept. 1. Dealership owner/president Todd Benner announced $1,000 bonuses will be awarded to the winners of the 410 sprint car and super late model main events!

The 30-lap Tilley tribute race honoring the memory of the track’s former four-time sprint car champion will pay $5,088 to win and $400 to start out of a total purse of $19,888. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format for the 410 sprint cars.

The super late models will compete in the 30-lap ULMS-sanctioned holiday race that will pay $4,000 to win and $250 to start out of the $13,500 purse. The pro stocks will race for $600 to win and the roadrunners $500 to win in their main events, respectively.

The late Ray Tilley of Pine Grove clinched four career sprint car titles (1965-66 and 1968-69) at Selinsgrove Speedway at the wheel of the Bud Grimm Special No. 88 and remains on top of the track’s all-time sprint car win list with 69 career victories. Tilley passed away on Aug. 9, 2011, from complications of a stroke at the age of 77.

The Tilley Classics in 2012 and 2014 were cancelled due to weather. The 2013 race was won by Brent Marks of Myerstown. Greg Hodnett of Thomasville was the 2015 winner and Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg scored the victory in the 2016 race. Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg was the winner in 2017, with Mark Smith of Sunbury taking the checkers in last year’s race.

Following the Labor Day holiday weekend show, Selinsgrove Speedway will run the Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Red Robin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, paying $20,000 to win. The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will round out the open wheel doubleheader.

The super late models will be showcased in the $10,000-to-win 21st Annual Jeff’s Auto Body Late Model Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The limited late models will share the racing card with the supers.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY EVENT INFORMATION FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019:
Purse for 30-Lap 410 Sprint Car Ray Tilley Classic: 1) $5,088 2) $2,000 3) $1,500 4) $1,200 5) $1,000 6) $700 7) $675 8) $650 9) $625 10) $600 11) $500 12) $475 13) $450 14) $425 15-24) $400
TOW: $100
Purse for 30-Lap United Late Model Series Classic: 1) $4,000 2) $1,300 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $600 6) $500 7) $475 8) $450 9) $425 10) $400 11) $325 12) $300 13) $275 14-24) $250
TOW: $100
Also Racing: Pro Stocks ($600 To Win) & Roadrunners ($500 To Win)
All Gates Open: 4pm
Race Time: 7pm
Admission for Sunday, September 1, 2019: Adults $20; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $35

 

 

 

Miller Edges Macri at Line for Third Victory of Season, Hammaker and Price Pick Up First Career Victories

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Jeff Miller added to what has already been a fairytale season as he picked up his third Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory of the season when he bested Anthony Macri by mere inches (.010) at the start/finish line in the closest margin of victory known since the inception of electronic timing and scoring in the history of the Port Royal Speedway.

"They said earlier in the night that I had won two races in my rookie season and even then it didn’t seem real," said Miller. "To be up here again is pretty special and this season has just been amazing."

Open Wheel Madness 2 surely lived up to it’s namesake as 101 sprint cars across three divisions packed the Speedway pits to begin the night.

In the feature, Daryl Stimeling and Tyler Bear led the field to the green flag with Bear jumping out to the early lead. However, it would be short lived as Miller blasted past Bear on the outside of the track exiting turn 2 from his fourth starting spot to claim the lead and lead the opening circuit.

As Miller began to stretch his lead, it was former NASCAR champion and surprise attendee Tony Stewart making early moves. Starting from the seventh starting position, Stewart was up to fourth at the completion of the opening circuit.

Macri was also on the move. Rolling off from the eighth starting spot, Macri moved into sixth on lap six, just as Miller began to enter lap traffic on the backstretch with a nearly 3.0 second lead at his expense.

One lap later Stewart moved into third using the top of the speedway coming to the line and on lap eight he overtook Bear for second in turn's one and two on the outside.

With Miller having issues clearing the lap cars, Stewart was chipping away at the lead. Meanwhile Justin Whittall had moved into third and Macri had worked himself up to fourth, passing Bear with 11 to go.

Stewart, running a Ford powered engine, was having a hard time clearing the lap car of Nicole Bower, but on lap 18 he finally cleared her and he closed to the tail tank of Miller, who was struggling to get around Anthony Fiore's lap machine.

Stewart tried the bottom of the speedway, but couldn't quite clear Miller as Miller rocketed around the top and momentum kept him in the lead. With three laps to go, Stewart maneuvered the middle of turn's 3 and four to overtake the rookie to take the lead. However, just as he passed the flag-stand to lead the lap, Stewart banged wheels with Fiore, causing his left rear tire to go flat, handing the lead back to Miller

"I was having a terrible time getting around those lap cars and I knew those guys were coming," said Miller. "Tony kind of threaded the needle and I wasn't really sure what happened to him, but he had a quick car."

As Stewart pulled off the speedway, Miller continued to rail the cushion. Still struggling to pass the lap cars of Fiore and Stimeling, Whittall and Macri were in hot pursuit and it wouldn't be his last challenge for the lead.

On the white flag lap, Macri slid under Whittall to take the second position in turn's one and two and used a head of steam down the backstretch to slide under Miller entering turn 3. He pulled ahead of Miller and cleared him exiting turn four, but Miller crossed under him and the two cars briefly banged wheels coming to the checkered flag with Miller being deemed the winner by the closest of margins.

Macri, Whittall, Jared Esh, who was the night's hard charger coming from the 18th starting position and Logan Wagner rounded out the top five. Wagner also overcame extreme adversity as he wrecked his Zemco Headers #1 in warm-ups and was forced to pilot his father's car for the rest of the night to help protect his points lead.

Passing was rampant throughout the field with eight cars advancing at least four positions. AJ Flick, who won the B-Main, also came form 21st to finish seventh, all in nonstop action.

"We rubbed wheels and I pinched him or whatever, but he didn’t really seem real happy with me," said Miller of the dash to the checkered flag. "It was a racing deal. I'm not giving up for nothing, but I'm not going to destroy my car or his over it."

For Macri, he was happy with the second and is hoping to use the momentum and recent surge of speed for the big races upcoming on the schedule. He also struggled with an ignition switch problem that halted momentum early in the night.

"This car is nothing shirt of a rocket ship," said Macri. "If it wasn’t for me hitting the ignition switch twice during that feature I think the outcome might have been different. I'm feeling pretty good about the Tuscarora 50 right now to be honest with you."

Bear, Flick, Dan Shetler, Steve Buckwalter and TJ Stutts rounded out the top 10.

Sprint Car Results- 1.Jeff Miller 2.Anthony Macro 3.Justin Whittall 4.Jared Esh 5.Logan Wagner 6.Tyler Bear 7. AJ Flick 8.Dan Shetler 9.Steve Buckwalter 10.TJ Stutts 11.Blane Heimbach 12.Tyler Reeser 13.Dylan Cisney 14.Kyle Smith 15.Trenton Sheaffer 16.Tony Fiore 17.Daryl Stimeling 18.Nicole Bower 19.Tyler Walton 20.Rick Lafferty 21.Chris Arnold 22.Dwayne Gutshall 23.Tony Stewart 24.Dave Blaney

305 Sprint Cars

Landon Price passed Doug Dodsen on a lap eight restart and never looked back to claim his first career Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Car victory at the Port Royal Speedway.

Dodsen and Kenny Heffner led the field to the green flag with Dodsen jumping out to the early lead. Dodsen would stretch out a half a straightaway lead over the opening eight laps with Price and Nick Sweigart in tow.

A caution for Jimmy White getting into the outside guardrail in turn three would slow the field on lap eight and set up Price to make his move.

On the restart, Price dove to the bottom of turns 1 and 2 and cleared Dodsen exiting the turn to lead for the first time. Over the remaining 12 laps, Price would go unchallenged. He would ultimately take the checkered flag by a 2.085 second over Dodsen and a hard charging Garrett Bard, who started eighth.

Nick Sweigart and Devin Adams rounded out the top five with Drew Ritchey, Ken Duke, Kassidy Kreitz, Zach Newlin and Heffner filling out the top 10.

Dave Grube, Jonathon Jones and Robert Garvey all wrecked coming to the finish line, with Grube slamming hard into the inside guard rail. It was a rough night for Jones, who entered the night as the series points leader. After blowing a tire in his heat race and charging forward to advance through the B-Main, he would be credited with a 21st place finish. Duke now holds a 40 point lead in the standings over Jones as a result.

"Honestly, it was so slick out there and I was waiting to see him come back around me," said the 17 year old Price of his race winning pass of Dodsen. "I don’t know what to say here, I feel like I'm dreaming."

Dodsen, who picked up a victory with the series last week at Path Valley, was happy with a second place finish.

"I was rolling really good early in the feature," said Dodsen. "I didn't want to see that caution, but ultimately that's how it goes in racing. We'll take the second and move on."

305 Results- 1.Landon Price 2.Doud Dodsen 3.Garrett Bard 4.Nick Sweigart 5.Devin Adams 6.Drew Ritchey 7.Ken Duke 8.Kassidy Kreitz 9.Zach Newlin 10.Kenny Heffner 11.Erin Statler 12.Cale Reigle 13.Dylan Proctor 14.Nathan Gramley 15.Cruz Kepner 16.Scott Ellerman 17.Domenic Melair 18.Jake Waters 19.Josh Spicer 20. Dave Grube 21.Jonathon Jones 22.Robert Garvey 23.Dave Wickman 24.Jake Frye 25. Jimmy White DNF- Colton Hoover

358 Summer Series

Doug Hammaker passed Brett Wanner with five laps to go and held off a hard charging Kevin Nouse to pick up his first career Port Royal Speedway victory in the 358 Summer Series only visit to the track in 2019.

"This is pretty dang cool to be here in victory lane," said Hammaker. "It's just really awesome and I don't know what else to say."

Dwight Leppo and Greg Foster led the field to the green flag, but it was Wanner rocketing to the early lead from his fourth starting position. He would enter lap traffic on lap six. Meanwhile Nouse was on the move early. After lining up in the eleventh position, he was already into the top five by lap seven.

One lap later, Hammaker moved into second using the top of the speedway in turn's one and two and Nouse followed suit into fourth the following circuit in turn's three and four.

The caution would come out on lap 10 for a spinning car in turn four. On the restart, Hammaker tried to pull a slidejob on Wanner in turn's one and two, but Wanner had momentum and exited turn two with the lead again. One lap later, Nouse entered the top three as he passed Foster using the bottom of turn three.

As Wanner entered lap traffic on lap 16, Hammaker began to set up his next move. He hit his marks over the next four laps and remained patient, before diving to the bottom of Wanner is traffic in turn's three and four and taking the lead for good with five to go.

"I was able to reel him in there in lap traffic and I was just biding my time," said Hammaker of the winning pass. "He's going to win many of races, but that was just experience paying dividends there."

Nouse would pass Wanner for second the following lap, but would never have anything for Hammaker as he would take the $1500 payday by a margin of 2.364 seconds.

Wanner, Foster and Leppo would round oiut the top five with Steve Owings, Todd Rittenhouse Jr., CJ Tracy, Cody Fletcher and Troy Wagaman filling out the top 10.

Nouse was happy with second, but ultimately felt he let one get away earlier in the race,

"I'm really pleased with the run considering we started 11th and I love Port Royal Speedway," said Knouse. "But I'm a little mad at myself because I had an opportunity to get by Hammaker earlier in the night and I didn't pass him when I could've. But we'll take a second."

358 Results- 1.Doug Hammaker 2.Kevin Knouse 3.Brett Wanner 4.Greg Foster 5.Dwight Leppo 6.Steve Owings 7.Todd Rittenhouse Jr. 8.CJ Tracy 9.Cody Fletcher 10.Troy Wagaman 11.Dylan Norris 12.Steven Drevicki 13.Tyler Brehm 14.Tyler Ross 15.Dave Brown 16.Curt Stroup 17.Kyle Denmyer 18.Matt Findley 19.John Stewart 20.Scott Fisher 21.Chris Frank 22.Mark Van Vorst 23.Tyler Templin DNF-Wyatt Hinkle

 

 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

CANADIAN SKYLAR GEE INKS HIS NAME IN THE RECORD BOOKS WITH FIRST CAREER ALL-STAR WIN; Jeremy Ott Ends Dominating Season with Victory

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 31 (7:30pm) Bob Leiby Memorial | 410 Sprints* + 358 Sprints + Extreme Stocks + FIREWORKS (*Final points race for 410 Sprints)

Saturday, September 14 (7:30pm) 358 Sprint Summer Series | 358 Sprints* + Super Late Models + Extreme Stocks | EMMR Night | ARCH Night (*Final points race for 358 Sprints) *Final points race for 358 Sprints

Saturday, September 21 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions Dirt Classic 6 | $20,000 to win

Abbottstown, PA (August 24, 2019) – After setting quick time over the 30-car field and winning the dash, Skylar Gee started on the pole of Saturday night’s 30-lap feature. Matt Campbell, who missed last week after issues getting to the track, started second.

Officials got the field lined up after docking Brandon Rahmer a row for being late to staging are.

Gee got the advantage when the green flag dropped but Brock Zearfoss came to a stop in the bottom of turn 1 bringing out the caution.

The field lined side-by-side again for a complete restart after Zearfoss rejoined the.

Gee took the lead again on the start. The caution came out again before a lap was in the books. Danny Dietrich, Chase Dietz and Tim Glatfelter got tangled up in turn 4 with Glatfelter nearly ending up on his side.

All-Star regular, Gerard McIntyre, had a flat right front tire under caution. His team changed the flat and McIntyre was able to tag the rear.

Dietrich and Glatfelter walked back to the pits from the crash and were penalized by All-Star officials for a rule violation. Both cars were parked in the infield until the conclusion of the feature.

The field lined up once again for a complete restart and the saying “the third times a charm” rang true. The start was clean with Gee to the lead and both Dale Blaney and Jeff Halligan getting around Campbell.

As Gee was pulling away and Ryan Smith was starting to work on Campbell for fourth the caution flag flew yet again. Brian Montieth slowed as he had a flat right rear lap 2. Montieth utilized the two-minute work time and rejoined the field.

This time the field lined up for a single file restart with Gee leading Blaney, Halligan, Campbell and Smith to the cone.

Gee went high on the restart going into turn 1 with Blaney diving low.

Halligan made a move on Blaney for second and nearly bicycled after hitting the cushion but and saved it and continued on. In the meantime, both Smith and Campbell got by him shuffling him back to fifth.

The field saw the yellow again on lap 4 for McIntyre and Cory Haas who got together in turn 4.

With all of the laps run under caution early in the race the All-Stars 32-minute marker was hit, and the yellow went to an open red for teams to add fuel.

After the cars were fueled and lined up Gee led Blaney, Campbell, Smith and Halligan to the cone.

Smith worked on Campbell for third and tried a slide job in turns 3 and 4 but Campbell held the spot.

Adam Wilt went to the bottom in turn 3 to get by Cory Eliason for sixth. Eliason took the spot back on the next lap.

Gee had nearly a 2.5 second lead as he approached lap traffic on lap 10 when the caution out again in turn 2 for Montieth. Montieth was running 13th and spun out. He rejoined the field again.

Smith got under Campbell going down the back stretch for third taking the position. Campbell didn’t go away quietly and stuck around to try and get the spot back from Smith.

Wilt and Eliason continued to battle for position.

Gee had a 2.78 second lead on lap 15, halfway through the main event.

The caution came out yet again on lap16. Eliason got spun around while running 5thcoming out of turn 2. He rejoined the field.

Smith was getting a great run out of turn 2 while trying to reel in Blaney for second.

Halligan raced his way back up to fifth after falling back to seventh earlier in the race.

Gee continued to pull away but tagged the wall coming out of turn 4 lap 21 losing a second of his advantage over Blaney. Despite the mishap Gee had created enough distance between Blaney to maintain his lead as he approached lapped traffic to cross the finish line first for his first career All-Star victory.

Smith completed the podium with a third-place finish. Wilt finished fourth and Halligan crossed the line fifth.

Dale Blaney, Jeff Halligan and Ryan Smith were the heat race winners. Brandon Rahmer won the B-main.

Jeremy Ott Ends Dominating Season with Victory

Jeremy Ott has been a dominating force at Lincoln Speedway in 2019 racing with the Central PA Legends. In the series’ last race of the year at the track, Ott continued to impress.

Jeremy Hahn stared on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Travis Perry lined up to his outside. Alex Schmeidel and Ott made up the second row.

The outside line was fast with Perry taking the lead at the start and Ott sliding into second.

Ott and Perry drag raced to the flag stand to complete lap 1 with Ott getting the edge. Perry stuck around and got the lead from Ott on lap 2.

Ott got his nose under Perry coming out of turn 2 on lap 3 but couldn’t make the pass.

While Perry and Ott battled for the lead, Mason Chaney was working his way through the field from his tenth starting spot. Chaney was up to fifth by lap 4.

The yellow flag few on lap 5 for Chris McKinney when he came to a stop in the top of turn 3.

Perry led Ott, Schmeidel, Hahn and Chaney on the restart.

Chaney got by Hahn for fourth.

Perry and Ott drove wheel to wheel lap coming to the flagstand on lap 8 with Perry holding on to the lead.

Bill Diehl and Chaney got together on the front stretch bringing out the caution. Hahn was also involved but was able to keep running so he kept his spot. The cars involved were running fourth, fifth and