Port Royal Champions Feted At Annual Banquet
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port Royal – The 2015 Port Royal Speedway track champions and top point finishers were honored at the annual Speedway awards banquet, held Saturday night, November 21 at the Port Royal Community Building.
Feted was the champions: Lucas Wolfe, 410 sprints; Jeff Miller, 305 sprints; Mike Lupfer, super late models; Andrew Yoder, econo late models; and Jason Zook, xtreme stocks.
All the champions received an array of laurels including gift certificates to the Juniata Valley Winery, championship rings from Foss Jewelers of Lewistown, championship jackets courtesy of Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, granite etchings courtesy of Prayer Mountain Monuments; photo albums courtesy of WRT Speedwerx Brian Rhoads and fuel certificates from Insinger Racing Fuels.
Wolfe became the second driver in the family to notch a Port Royal sprint car title, following in his father Randy’s footsteps in 1982.
The Mechanicsburg pilot recorded two wins on his championship season, scoring an average feature finish of 5.9 in the 20 point events he contested for championship car owners John and Pee Wee Zemaitis of Tower City.
With a second place finish in the points, Port Royal’s Dylan Cisney picked up Most Improved in the class while sixth in points Ryan Taylor was honored with the Sportsmanship award. Tyler Bear was Rookie of the Year.
Mike Lupfer of Shermansdale recorded his second super late model title in a row, becoming the first driver to repeat since Scott Haus did it in 2011.
Lupfer’s average feature finish on the season was 6.6 while notching four wins on the year including three in a row as the year began.
Second in points, Mitch Hack of Mexico was voted Sportsmanship honoree while fourth in points, Trent Brenneman picked up Most Improved.
Rookie of the Year went to Andrew Yoder.
Yoder also took home the track crown in the econo late model division in a season that included a pair of victories and an average feature finish of second.
In the 10 events Yoder contested, he never finished worse than third in any of the races.
Tim Fedder picked up the Sportsmanship award in the class.
Bernheisel Racing Components, the product sponsor of both late model classes on the year gave out awards in both divisions.
Yoder received $500 as the econo late champion while second in points, Eric Irvin won the season long Hard Charger award for advancing a total of 48 spots in the 10 races he entered.
Lupfer received a cool $1,000 from Bernheisel while also pocketing Hard Charger laurels in the super lates, piling up a total of 82 advanced spots over the course of the year.
Jason Zook took home xtreme stock laurels with an average feature finish of third in the seven races contested.
Xtreme stock Sportsmanship laurels went to Charlie Bryner.
MONTIETH CLAIMS FIFTH TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS;
Doug Hammaker edges Matt Campbell by five points to take first Lincoln title in 358 sprint division
YORK, PA, 11/21/15 - Lincoln Speedway track champions and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 21st. The top ten finishers in the season-long point series for both sprint car divisions and special awards were distributed to rookies’ of-the-year and most improved driver.
MONTIETH WINS BIG RACES, INCLUDING “DIRT CLASSIC” TO CLAIM FIFTH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Phoenixville’s Brian Montieth rode the strength of six wins and 21 top-ten finishes in 24 races to claim his fifth Lincoln track title. Among his wins were the Spring Championship, Sterner Memorial, All-Star Circuit of Champions show, and the biggest race in Lincoln history, the Second Annual “Dirt Classic.” Sixteen of those 21 top-ten finishes were actually top fives. Back-to-back victories on weeks two and three (the Spring Championship) vaulted Montieth into a points lead he never relinquished. Montieth’s other win came in a regular point show on May 30th. Montieth’s “Dirt Classic” win was a milestone 50th, sixth on all the all-time Lincoln win list. His fifth title is third to only Fred Rahmer (11) and Steve Smith (9). Montieth’s title also earned Scott Zellers Lincoln’s mechanic of-the-year award.
2014 track champ Alan Krimes won the Hilly Rife Memorial, scored nine top-five finishes and 18 top-ten finishes to a runner-up finish in season points.
2014 national and Lincoln rookie of-the-year Austin Hogue of Dover certainly didn’t suffer the dreaded sophomore jinx. Though he didn’t get a Lincoln win in ’15, he did score six top-five and 13 top-ten finishes in a competitive Lincoln field to finish third in season points. Hogue was also awarded the inaugural Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award.
Kyle Moody, voted by track officials as the most improved driver of the year, went winless at Lincoln in 2015, but did lead 36 laps during the season and contended for the win in several events. He registered two top-five and 10 top-ten finishes to end fourth in season points.
Rounding out the top five in the season point series was six-time winner Danny Dietrich. Though traveling a few times and missing races, Dietrich was able to garner 16 top-five finishes, trying champ Montieth for the series lead in that category. He also scored 18 top-ten finishes, meaning his was in the top five all but two races during the year. Among his wins were the John Gleim “Dirt Classic Qualifier,” first PA Speedweek show at Lincoln, and final Gohn Memorial.
Sixth through tenth in season points were Cory Haas, Jim Siegel, Robbie Kendall, Freddie Rahmer, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (whose lone win came in the season finale Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Night).
Brothers Brandon and Freddie Rahmer both scored their first-career 410 sprint wins during the season, and they came on back-to-back weeks August 29th and September 5th.
Other Lincoln wins in 2015 were recorded by Greg Hodnett (who won both the season opener and the World of Outlaws race on May 13th), and single-race winners J.J. Grasso, Glenndon Forsythe, Jim Siegel, Stevie Smith, Lance Dewease, and Chase Dietz, Lincoln’s rookie of-the-year who won on Premier Auto Works Night.
All told, there were 13 different winners in 24 races at Lincoln in 2015.
SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (410 Sprints)
Super Sprint Champion – Brian Montieth
Mechanic of the Year – Scott Zellers
Rookie of the Year – Chase Dietz
Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award – Austin Hogue
Most Improved Driver – Kyle Moody
DOUG HAMMAKER CLAIMS FIRST-EVER LINCOLN SPEEDWAY KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Carlisle’s Doug Hammaker won three times during the season to edge Matt Campbell by a mere five points and claim his first track title in Lincoln’s 358 sprint car division. Despite a rainout on the final points race of the year, Hammaker came back to win the season finale on October 10th and put an exclamation point on a thrilling season-long points chase that saw several point leaders during the year. All told, Hammaker scored 11 top-five and 12 top-ten finishes in 16 events.
Fawn Grove’s Campbell won two races and finished second in season points. He challenged Hammaker down the stretch with six top-five and a series-leading 13 top-ten finishes.
Fellow two-time winner and former two-time track champ (2008 & 2011) Jeff Rohrbaugh finished third in season points. His two wins tied him with Cory Haas atop the all-time Lincoln career 358 sprint car win list with 13. He ended the season with seven top-five and 11 top-ten finishes and won the Trail-Way/Lincoln 358 “Shootout” on the strength of two second-place finishes.
Lady driver Brie Hershey of Dillsburg completed a solid year by finishing fourth in season points. She four top-five and nine top-ten finishes.
Cody Fletcher earned the most improved driver award on the strength of three top-five and nine top-ten finishes to finish fifth in the season point series. He also received the Harry Fletcher Memorial Sportsmanship Award, in honor of his grandfather, who passed away late in the 2015 season.
Sixth through tenth in season points were Matt Findley, rookie of-the-year Cole Young (who scored his first career win on May 23rd), Chandler Leiby (one win), Tyler Esh, and Kyle Denmyer.
Other drivers who picked up their first Lincoln career wins in 2015 were Kody Lehman, Davie Franek, Bill Stine, and Jeff Halligan (who won twice).
Other winners during the year were Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (who won opening night) and Adrian Shaffer (who missed some races but finished 11th in the final point standings).
All told, there were 12 different winners in 16 events.
SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (358 Sprints)
358 Sprint Champion – Doug Hammaker
Rookie of the Year – Cole Young
Harry Fletcher Sportsmanship Award - Cody Fletcher
Most Improved Driver – Cody Fletcher
ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS SPRINT CAR SERIES RETURNS TO SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY IN 2016!
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – For the first time in 16 years, the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series will return to Selinsgrove Speedway in 2016 for a classic showdown against the “Pennsylvania Posse” on Sunday, April 24.
The All Star special, featuring a 30-lap A-main paying $5,000 to win, is one of three marquee events already slated for the popular 410 sprint cars next year at the historic Snyder County half-mile oval under the speedway’s new promotional team.
“Our 2016 schedule is coming together and will be highlighted by a number of special events like the All Star race for our fans,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “We can’t wait to see Tony Stewart’s All Star series back at Selinsgrove.”
“We are really excited about next year’s schedule,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, in a prepared statement. “We’ve added seven tracks to the slate in 2016.”
The All Stars will showcase race dates ranging from early February until late October. “America’s Series” will headline 51 dates during the new season, visiting seven states and nearly 30 facilities in the Northeast and Midwest.
In the 14 All Star-sanctioned sprint car races that have been held at Selinsgrove Speedway, there has never been a repeat winner. Previous All Star winners at the track include Bobbie Adamson (1970), Mike Lloyd (1973), Randy Wolfe (1982), Len Krautheim (1986), Doug Wolfgang (1987), Kenny Jacobs (1990), Frankie Kerr (1991), Cris Eash (1991), Johnny Mackison Jr. (1991), Dale Blaney (1996), Keith Kauffman (1997), Greg Hodnett (1998), Fred Rahmer (1999), and Todd Shaffer (2000).
The 410 sprint cars will also compete at Selinsgrove Sunday, July 3, for the PA Speedweek Finale and Saturday, Sept. 17, for the Jim Nace Memorial National Open.
Dietrich Wins $10,000 at the 6th Annual Final Showdown at SSP on Saturday
Newberrytown, PA (November 14, 2015) – The 6th Annual Final Showdown for the 410 Sprint Cars at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday afternoon, November 14 went to Danny Dietrich of Thomasville. York’s Chase Dietz took the 358 Sprint Car portion as well claiming the 20-lap feature event.
By virtue of qualifying sixth in time trials, Lance Dewease started in the pole position of the 30-lap 410 Sprint Car feature event. At the green, outside polesitter Gerard McIntyre Jr. grabbed the early lead. Just after the midway point of the race on lap 17, Danny Dietrich made his way by McIntyre to take the lead. As the laps wound down and Dietrich entered lapped traffic, Justin Henderson began making a late race charge for the lead. Henderson ran out of laps as Dietrich took the victory over Henderson. Dewease finished third, followed by Greg Hodnett and Brian Montieth in fourth and fifth places respectively.
Heat race wins went to Brent Marks, Justin Henderson and Steve Buckwalter. Kyle Moody won the consolation event. Greg Hodnett was the fast qualifier in time trials with a time of 14.397 seconds (existing one-lap track record is 14.256 seconds set by Ryan Smith at the same event last season).
In the 20-lap 358 Sprint Car feature, Kyle Denmyer took the lead from the pole position. Sixth place starter Chase Dietz immediately challenged Denmyer and took the top spot on lap 13. Dietz went on to take the victory for the second year in a row at this event over Doug Haammaker who also got around Denmyer on lap 13. Denmyer came across the finish line in third, followed by Chris Frank in fourth. Jake Eldreth rounded out the top five. Qualifying heat race winners were Tyler Walton and Doug Hammaker.
The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located midway between Harrisburg and York off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information.
Susquehanna Speedway Park Race Results from Saturday, November 14, 2015
410 Sprint Cars (30 laps): 1. Danny Dietrich; 2. Justin Henderson; 3. Lance Dewease; 4. Greg Hodnett; 5. Brian Montieth; 6. Aaron Ott; 7. Ryan Smith; 8. Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 9. Brent Marks; 10. Brock Zearfoss; 11. Steve Buckwalter; 12. Mark Smith; 13. Justin Barger; 14. Jacob Allen; 15. Steve Owings; 16. Kyle Moody; 17. Dylan Cisney; 18. Chase Dietz; 19. Glenndon Forsythe; 20. Tim Glatfelter; 21. Mike Bittinger; 22. Joe Kata III; 23. Austin Hogue; 24. Anthony Macri; DNS – Logan Schuchart; DNQ – Bradley Howard; Wayne Dadetto; Jevon Ahner; William Eggimann; Kevin Albert; Tyler Ross; Anthony Fiore; Colby Womer; Ryan Wilson; Kyle Reinhardt; Chuck Hebring.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: McIntyre Jr. (1-16); Dietrich (17-30).
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Marks, Henderson and Buckwalter.
CONSOLATION RACE WINNER: Moody.
FAST QUALIFIER (Time Trials): Greg Hodnett – 14.397
358 Sprint Cars (20 laps): 1. Chase Dietz; 2. Doug Hammaker; 3. Kyle Denmyer; 4. Chris Frank; 5. Jake Eldreth; 6. Tyler Walton; 7. Lucas Montgomery; 8. Brie Hershey; 9. John Braim; 10. Todd Reed; 11. Trey Hivner; 12. Scott Fisher; 13. Rick Horn; 14. Tim Stallings; 15. Dwight Leppo; DNS – Todd Gracey; Adam Lyman.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Denmyer (1-12); Dietz (13-20).
Previous Winners of The Final Showdown:
2010: Chad Layton (410 Sprint Cars); Aaron Ott (358 Sprint Cars).
2011: Don Kreitz Jr. (410 Sprint Cars); Pat Cannon (358 Sprint Cars).
2012: Don Kreitz Jr. (410 Sprint Cars); Pat Cannon (358 Sprint Cars).
2013: Derek Sell (410 Sprint Cars); Josh Beard (358 Sprint Cars).
2014: Greg Hodnett (410 Sprint Cars); Chase Dietz (358 Sprint Cars).
2015: Danny Dietrich (410 Sprint Cars); Chase Dietz (358 Sprint Cars).
ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS 410 SPRINTS RETURN TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
The All Star Circuit of Champions will make a return visit to the Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, August 18, all part of the 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.
The All Stars are no stranger to the “hill” although their last visit was back on August 29, 2000 when Chris Eash won the All Star Thunder on the Hill event. Previous All Star feature winners at Grandview include Jeff Sheppard, Fred Rahmer, Billy Pauch, Lance Dewease, Donnie Kreitz, Jimmy Horton and Steve Smith.
It’s a new deal in 2016 with a cast of competitors looking to score their first All Star win in Thunder on the Hill competition.
Expected entries include All Star favorites Dale Blaney, Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah, Greg Wilson, Tim Shaffer, Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver and the Thunder on the Hill sponsored entry of Ryan Smith just to name a few. Likely Pennsylvania stars include Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich, Brent Marks, Lance Dewease, Lucas Wolfe, Alan Krimes, Freddie Rahmer and JJ Grasso.
In Thunder on the Hill history, All Star competitor Chad Kemenah was a feature winner on June 30, 2009 as Tim Shaffer scored his only Thunder victory on August 23, 1995. Pennsylvania favorite Lance Dewease is a ten time Thunder on the Hill winner with his last win coming on October 14,2003 joined by Greg Hodnett with eight Thunder triumphs with his last Thunder victory taking place on July 29, 2014.
2016 will mark the twenty-seventh season for Thunder on the Hill at Grandview Speedway. Over the years, one-hundred and eighteen Thunder on the Hill events were presented paying out in excess of $4,027,865 to the competitors. Thunder on the Hill is a co-promotion between Grandview track owner Bruce Rogers and special events organizer Bob Miller.
Other confirmed 2016 Thunder on the Hill race dates at Grandview Speedway include the return of the AMSOIL USAC non-wing sprints, this year joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds on Tuesday night, June 7 and the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and the 358 NASCAR Modifieds set for Tuesday night, June 28. Other special events are in the final planning stage and will be announced shortly.
Past All Star Winners at Grandview
August 29, 2000 Cris Eash
August 25, 1999 Jeff Sheppard
May 5, 1999 Fred Rahmer
August 26, 1998 Billy Pauch
May 3, 1998 Billy Pauch
August 27, 1997 Donnie Kreitz
September 17, 1986 Donnie Kreitz
August 12, 1982 Jimmy Horton
July 29, 1982 Steve Smith
SELINSGROVE FAIR ASSOCIATION INKS TENTATIVE DEAL WITH NEW PROMOTIONAL TEAM TO OPERATE SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY IN 2016
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – A tentative deal is in place for a new promotional team to operate Selinsgrove Speedway beginning in 2016, according to an announcement Wednesday evening by Dawayne Betzer, president of the Selinsgrove Fair Association, Inc., which has oversight of the historic Snyder County half-mile dirt track.
Mike Heffner of Hellertown, a successful championship sprint car team owner, will head a group which includes Alan Kreitzer of Mechanicsburg. Heffner said that the group has named Steve Inch of Lewisburg as the track’s new promoter.
“Selinsgrove Speedway has a rich history, which is something I have an appreciation for,” said Heffner, who is the president of Lelands.com, one of the most respected sports memorabilia auction houses in the world. “Everyone involved in this effort believes Selinsgrove Speedway has a lot of potential. We didn’t want to see another one of the great historic tracks close its gates for good.”
Kreitzer operates Lincoln Speedway in Hanover with Don and Bob Leiby, and previously promoted Silver Spring and Williams Grove Speedways.
Inch has served as track announcer and publicity director at a number of area race tracks over the last 25 years.
“I feel very fortunate that Mike and Alan and a dedicated group of associate sponsors are behind the speedway going into 2016,” said Inch. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to promote the track where I grew up as a race fan.”
“We look forward to working with Mike, Steve, and the new promotional team,” said Betzer. “I believe the racing community will be as excited as we are to work with this group to continue the great racing tradition at Selinsgrove Speedway.”
“I would like to thank everyone for their patience over the last couple of months,” continued Betzer. “The Fair Association would also like to thank Charlie Paige and his family and staff for all of their work over the last 15 years to help renovate the speedway for future generations of race fans to enjoy.”
At this time there are no plans to make any major changes to the speedway’s traditional Saturday night programs. The 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will share most of the 2016 racing cards with other divisions being considered for special events.
The season will tentatively open with the big block modifieds on Saturday, March 19.
The 410 sprint cars will be at Selinsgrove Speedway for the PA Speedweek finale on Sunday, July 3 (raindate: July 4), and the 34th Annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open Saturday, Sept. 17 (raindate: Sept. 18). Additional 410 sprint car shows will likely be added to the schedule.
Go kart racing will be the main attraction at Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile oval, for the 16th straight year.
The first race at Selinsgrove Speedway was held on July 20, 1946, and was won by Hall of Fame driver Bill Holland, who went on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500. Following a brief closure in the early 1960’s, the speedway reopened in 1963. The upcoming 2016 season will mark the 54th consecutive year of motorsports excitement on the superspeedway of dirt track racing!
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.
Fred Rahmer Promotions Announced 2016 Path Valley Speedway Park Event Dates and Divisions.
SPRING RUN, Pa. (November 3, 2015) – While the sprint car racing season has yet to conclude for most teams, the Fred Rahmer Promotions staff is at work putting together plans for the 2016 racing season. The first step to the elaborate puzzle of dates, activities, parties and promotions is the finalization of dates for the sophomore season of #PartyAtThePath events at Path Valley Speedway Park.
“Planning our Path Valley dates is really just the start of our 2016 season,” Fred Rahmer stated. “We’ve tried to make these events more of a full-day family activity -- instead of just a night at the race track – and that continues to be our goal. I really believe the racing at Path Valley is second to none and we’re working on a lot of ideas to make it just as exciting before the racing starts.”
Rahmer’s series of Path Valley Speedway dates kick-off on Sunday, May 1st, followed by the popular Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week event on Sunday, June 26 and concluding on Sunday, August 28.
The #PartyAtThePath events will once again include the 410 Sprint Cars as the main attraction, with the 600cc winged Micro Sprints – a formula that proved successful in past events.
In 2015, Fred Rahmer Promotions presented 3 events at the Path Valley Speedway and garnered a standing-room-only crowd at Lincoln Speedway for the Legends of Central Pennsylvania event.
Fans are encouraged to visit Fred Rahmer Promotions online at www.fredrahmerpromotions.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fredrahmerpromotions, and on Twitter @RahmerRacing to keep up-to-date on additional events, race formats, payouts and competitor registration information.
Anyone interested in becoming a Fred Rahmer Promotions Marketing Partner can contact Jay Dugan at 609-807-8586 or email@example.com. Marketing options are available to fit all budgets.
J&K Salvage Candy Bowl XI and 12th Annual Miller’s Racing Parts Fall Classic Slated for Saturday, October 31 at SSP
No Pre-Entry or Entry Fees for any Division
WEDNESDAY NIGHT TEST & TUNE on Oct. 28 Cancelled
Newberrytown, PA (October 18, 2015) – The Wednesday night Test & Tune scheduled for October 28 has been cancelled due to rain. There will be no make-up date for the Test & Tune
The J&K Salvage Candy Bowl and the 12th Annual Miller’s Racing Parts Fall Classic presented by Insinger Fuels returns to the Susquehanna Speedway Park as a one-day show on Saturday, October 31. The raindate will be Sunday, November 1, if necessary with the same time schedule. There is no entry fee for any division racing.
This action-packed event will feature the Sportsman Modifieds, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Road Warriors, Mini Vans, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars, ACMS Stock 600cc Micro Sprints, Legends Cars, and Sidewinder Sprints.
Before the Sportsman Modifeds feature begins, the cars and drivers in all divisions will be brought to the frontstretch for the children in costumes to trick or treat. This will also be a great opportunity for everyone to visit their favorite drivers to get pictures and autographs.
The open comp Sportsman Modified race will follow the generally accepted Sportsman Modified rules throughout local tracks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York (no 4 bbl carbs permitted). Sail panels are permitted and the minimum weight rule will be 2,450 lbs for cars with aluminum wheels and 2,375 lbs for cars with steel wheels. The 20-lap feature will pay $1,000 to the winner and $100 to start.
As with previous years, both the Street Stocks and Xtreme Stock Cars will utilize small common set of rules along with the driver’s hometrack rules. The Street Stocks will accept rules from 19 different speedways from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey. The Xtreme Stocks will accept rules from 17 speedways from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey. The Road Warriors will follow that 2015 SSP rules that also allow cars to compete from other speedways. A race flyer concerning rules and purse payout is available at www.sspracing.net.
The 50-lap Street Stock feature (first 40 green & yellow laps will count with the final 10 laps being all green flag laps with no scheduled fuel stops) will pay $1,000 to the winner (No entry fee). All qualifying will be done through heats races and last chance consolation races. The top three drivers in each heat race will redraw for their feature starting spot. The remainder of the feature will be lined up according to finishing positions in the qualifying races. A blind draw will determine the heat race lineups.
The 40-lap Xtreme Stock Car feature event (first 30 green & yellow laps will count with the final 10 laps being all green flag laps with no scheduled fuel stops) will pay $500.00 to the winner (no entry fee). All qualifying will be done through heats races and last chance consolation races. The top three drivers in each heat race will redraw for their feature starting spot. A blind draw will determine the heat race lineups.
The 30-lap Road Warrior feature event (first 20 green & yellow laps will count with the final 10 laps being all green flag laps with no scheduled fuel stops) will pay $350 to the winner. All cars entered will be qualified for the feature. A blind draw will determine the starting lineup.
The Blast from the Past Vintage Cars, ACMS 600cc Stock Micro Sprints, Legends Cars, Mini Vans, Sidewinder Sprints will all follow their club/touring class rules.
Gates will open for the pit area at 11:30 a.m. and grandstand area at 12:00 p.m. Track Prep Laps begin at 1:15 p.m. with racing action beginning at 2:00 p.m.
General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $15.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $13.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $25.00. The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 12 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 12 to 14.
The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track.”
The SSP Final Showdown paying $10,000-To-Win on Saturday, November 14 Brings a Close to Central PA Racing Season
On Saturday afternoon, November 14, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will host The Final Showdown for the Super (410) Sprint Cars in the Central PA area as well as the entire United States for 2015. Also included in this special program will be the popular 358 Sprint Cars. The raindate will be Sunday, November 15.
The 410 Sprint Car feature event will be 30-laps and pay the winner $10,000 if the driver is pre-entered on or before Monday, November 9. Anyone entering the event on Tuesday, November 10 or after will receive $5,000-to-win. The race will also pay $300 to start the feature. Tow money ($50.00) for non-qualifying drivers will only be paid to those who pre-entered before November 9. For the 410 Sprint Cars, mufflers WILL NOT be required. All other rules of the Central PA 410 Sprint Cars will prevail for this event including the current Central PA Hoosier tire rule. Raceivers will be mandatory.
The 410 Super Sprint Cars will qualify in time trials with the top six automatically qualifying for the 30-lap feature. The top six will be inverted for the feature and will not attempt to qualify through the heat races. The remaining cars will qualify for the 30-lapper through heat races and last chance races.
The 358 Sprint Car feature event will be 20-laps and pay the winner $2,000 if they are pre-entered on or before Monday, November 9. Anyone entering the event on Tuesday, November 10 or after will receive $1,500-to-win. The race will also now pay and increased amount of $200 to start the feature. Tow money ($50.00) for non-qualifying drivers will only be paid to those who pre-entered before November 10. The tire rule will be the same used at the regular PA 358 Sprint Car tracks. All other rules of the Central PA 358 Sprint Cars will prevail for this event. Mufflers are not required for the 358 Sprint Cars. Raceivers will be mandatory.
For the 358 Sprint Cars, the starting positions for the qualifying heat races will be aligned through a blind draw at the pit gate on the day of the event. The feature lineup will be determined by heat race number one winner drawing for an inversion (1,3,6,9) or (1,2,4,6,8) depending on the number of heat races.
As an extra bonus, all pre-entrants will be able to draw a second time for a starting position if he or she does not like their first draw for position. However, the entrant must take the second drawn spot regardless of whether or not it is a better starting position.
Pre-entry for the event was not mandatory, but highly encouraged to receive the benefits of pre-entering. A Pre-entry with the fee ($50.00) must be postmarked by Monday, November 9, 2015. All entries postmarked on or after Tuesday, November 10, 2015 will not receive the bonus winner’s pay, tow money if not qualified and the choice for second pill draw. Entries will be taken on the day of the event. The entry fee includes a complimentary pit pass for the driver.
Gates will open for both the pit area at 11:30 a.m. and grandstand area at 12:00 p.m. with racing action beginning at 2:00 p.m.
General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday are Adults (ages 18-59) $20.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $15.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $30.00 for everyone. The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 12 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 12 to 14. The Entry Fee for the Driver includes the pit pass with the entry.
Port Royal 2016 Schedule In The Works, Three-Day Memorial Day Holiday Bob Weikert Memorial Sprint Car Extravaganza Announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port Royal – As the checkers fell on the Port Royal Speedway season finale featuring the World of Outlaws sprint cars on Saturday night, work is already underway on the 2016 slate of events.
Work has been ongoing since late August evaluating the calendar for a new season with coordination meetings and phone calls taking place between area divisions and sanctioning bodies.
The newest and biggest event on the 2016 schedule will be the expanded Bob Weikert Memorial.
Originally planned to expand to a two-day format, oval officials announced at the Saturday night season finale that the new format for next season will now see the event become a three-day sprint car blockbuster, taking place over the entire three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The 2016 Weikert Memorial will be a three-day Port Royal PA Posse sprint car racing extravaganza that will span the weekend next season, kicking off the summer with pizzazz.
Dates for the 2016 Bob Weikert Memorial will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 28, 29 and 30, 2016.
Monday’s program will crown the prestigious Weikert Memorial champion as the huge weekend comes to a close.
Details of the Saturday-Sunday-Monday format and oval activities are still being finalized and are currently under review thanks to the Weikert family and Weikert’s Livestock of Fairfield.
Of course the other huge two-day weekend set to take place will be as part of the Juniata County Fair on September 9 and 10 with the annual Tuscarora 50 races scheduled.
Confirmation has already been received regarding the return of the World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars to the Juniata County oval again in 2016.
The 2015 speedway banquet will take place at the Port Royal Community Building on Saturday, November 21.
410 Sprint Show Cancelled at SSP on Sunday Night, October 18
Next Test & Tune on Wednesday, October 21
Newberrytown, PA (October 18, 2015) – Three rain showers after the gates opened forced the cancellation of the 410 Sprint Car and IMCA PA Sprint Show at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday night. Thirty (30) 410 Sprint Cars and twenty-four (24) IMCA PA Sprints were in attendance in the pits when the racing events were cancelled.
All 410 Sprint Drivers may use their rain checks for a free entry ($50 value) into the Final Showdown scheduled for November 14. Entry forms will be mailed out to these drivers and they will pay nothing upon return of their entry form along with the rain check. In order to receive the free entry, the entry forms must be received by Monday, November 9. Exchanges for free entry will not be received at the gate on the day of the race or after November 9 by mail.
All others in attendance with paid pit pass and paid general admission will have two options:
1)Exchange paid pit pass raincheck ($25 paid) for a pit pass at the November 14 Final Showdown race for a pit pass ($30 value). There will be no upcharge for the exchange. Paid grandstand ticket rainchecks may also be exchanged at the Final Showdown on November 14 for a ticket in the same category (Adult for Adult, etc.) with no upcharge for the exchange.
2) Return the pit pass or ticket stub for a full refund to SSP, 3805 Natalie Lane, Dover, PA 17315. Please include the name of the person that the refund goes to as well as a return address. All requests for refunds must be received on or before Monday, November 30, 2015. All rainchecks will be invalid after Tuesday, December 1 with no exceptions.
The next Wednesday night Test & Tune will be on Wednesday, October 21. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $14.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($34.00 per car & driver combination). Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open track time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. by class. Each session will be 6 – 8 laps per session. The grandstands are open and free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 6/8 laps each or more if time permits. The main concession stand will also be open throughout the night.
The final Wednesday Night Test & Tune of the season will be on October 28.
The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track.”
Weather Forces Cancellation of the Party at the Path Season Finale
SPRING RUN, Pa. (October 18, 2015) – Precipitation throughout the day halted action on the Path Valley Speeedway this afternoon, as Fred Rahmer Promotions was forced to cancel the remainder of their 410 Sprint Car and 600cc Micro Sprint Party at the Path season finale.
Battling through a combination of intermittent rain, snow and sleet; the race teams and staff pushed through completing 410 Sprint Car time trials – where Dale Blaney posted a quick time of 10.768– and 600cc Micro Sprint heat races won by Jeffrey Weaver, Tyler Walton, Jason Swerely and Kyle Lick.
Heavy rain began to fall as the first 410 Sprint heat race was pushed onto the track, forcing officials to abandon the racing program and cancel the remainder of the show.
Attendees can use their wristbands and reserved parking passes as rainchecks for any of the Fred Rahmer Promotions events at the Path Valley Speedway in 2016 or can mail their wristbands to Fred Rahmer Promotions, 2131 North Ridge Road, Perkasie, Pa 18944 for a full refund.
With the cancellation, Tyler Walton of Mifflintown, Pa. picked up the 600cc Micro Sprint Series Championship. Walton, who won both of Rahmer’s events, earned himself a test session aboard one of RBR Racing’s 410 Sprint Cars. Bradley Weber of Thomasville, Pa. won a second session through a random drawing.
Fans are encouraged to keep their eyes peeled on FredRahmerPromotions.com and our social media outlets for information about the 2016 racing season.
World Of Outlaws Vs. Pennsylvania Posse Clash Closes Port Royal Season Saturday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will drop the final checkered flag of the season with a big season finale featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and the Mid Atlantic Modifieds this Saturday night, October 24 at 5 pm.
Gates will open at 2 pm.
The World of Outlaws will battle the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars in a full program of time trials, heat races, last chance races, a dash and a 30-lap main event paying $10,000 to the winner.
The Mid Atlantic Modifieds will compete in heats and a 20-lap main paying $1,200 to win in the “Bulldog Rear Ends Battle On The Juniata,” presented by Diversified Machine Inc.
The October 24 match up between the outlaws and the posse will be just the ninth in history at the track between the sprint car titans.
Last year, Ryan Smith upended the outlaws stars by holding off Donny Schatz in a run to the finish.
This year, Schatz is as good as he has ever been in his career, having already sealed up another World of Outlaws series title while notching a career-best 31 wins to date on the road.
The North Dakota driver has one win at Port Royal in his career, having taken a WoO race at the track back in 2004.
Other World of Outlaws winners at Port Royal have been: Lynn Paxton, 1979; Don Kreitz Jr., 1986; Doug Wolfgang, 1987; Danny Wood, 2001; Brad Furr, 2002; and Jason Meyers, 2003.
Winners of the now defunct World of Outlaws Division II support series at the track have been: Don Kreitz Jr., 2000; Jeff Shepard, 2000; Lance Dewease, 2001; Todd Shaffer, 2001; and Lance Dewease, 2002.
Schatz’s closest pursuers on the trail this season have been Shane Stewart who currently holds nine wins while Daryn Pittman has five.
Paul McMahan is the most recent series winner after taking a victory at Lawrenceburg, IN., on October 16.
At Port Royal in 2015 nobody has taken more wins than Greg Hodnett who owns six to date. Brent Marks and Steve Buckwalter both own three each.
Lucas Wolfe is the 2015 track champion.
Tickets are currently on sale for the World of Outlaws sprint car event at Port Royal Speedway.
Advanced, reserved seats for this year’s show are available in rows 11 – 19 of the aluminum grandstand, priced at $35 each, regardless of age.
Rows 1 – 10 of the aluminum grandstand will be open general admission seating for the big race this year along with all other facility seating.
General admission prices for the October 24 event are as follows: Ages 0 - 11, Free; Ages 12 - 18, $20; Adults, $30.
General admission seats will be offered on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the show.
More detailed seating and admission information can be found at portroyalspeedway.com.
In order to purchase reserved seats, fans can visit www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or call the ticket hotline at 844 DIRT TIX (347-8849).
DUANE HOWARD WINS “MODS AT THE MADHOUSE” THRILLER, BRIGHTBILL & HAGGENBOTTOM SHARE THUNDER WINS AT GRANDVIEW
The fifteen year tradition of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party returned to the Grandview Speedway with the MODS at the MADHOUSE triple header on Saturday night. When the Halloween treats were finally collected, it was Oley, PA driver Duane Howard who won the 40 lap $5,000 to win Modified feature as Brad Brightbill won the sportsman feature with Mike Haggenbottom winning the TSRS Sprint car feature event. Ninety-two cars took part in the action as a strong crowd turned out on cold and windy night.
Modified heat race events were won by Billy Pauch Jr, Duane Howard and Doug Manmiller as Craig VonDohren won the consolation.
In the 40 lap MODS at the MADHOUSE feature event, Brett Kressley was the early race leader, taking the top spot from pole sitter Danny Creeden. Ryan Watt, Billy Pauch Jr and Kevin Hirthler followed to make-up the top five as the field crossed the line on lap five. On lap nine, the caution was displayed for Ray Swinehart. When green flag racing resumed, Ryan Watt powered into the lead followed by Kressley and Pauch. Watt remained the pace setter with Billy Pauch Jr. now in the chase and in a position to challenge for the lead.
Jeff Strunk was on the move, racing in third followed by Duane Howard and Kressley as the field passed for the halfway sign. Watt held off Pauch until lap twenty-three when Pauch made the move to take the lead. Following Pauch was Howard, Watt, Strunk and Kressley.
Howard began reeling in race leader Billy Pauch Jr. and on lap thirty, Howard was on the rear bumper of Pauch and challenging for the lead. Slower traffic was ahead of the race leaders and Pauch was lapped cars. The battle went on for the lead.
The turning point of the race took place on lap thirty-six, as Pauch and Howard were in a side-by-side run for the lead, Pauch slowed and it appeared that he broke, with his car nearly coming to a stop in turn two. The caution was displayed and shortly after, Pauch regained power. The yellow was displayed for Pauch so he was required to restart at the rear of the field.
This advanced Duane Howard to the lead followed by Ryan Watt, Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren (who started 19th) and Brett Kressley. At the drop of the green flag, Howard was on top with Watt trying to hunt down the leader as Jeff Strunk and Craig VonDohren were in the thick of the battle with just five laps remaining.
Howard maintained his lead to win the inaugural running the MODS at the MADHOUSE followed by Jeff Strunk, Ryan Watt, Craig VonDohren and Rick Laubach driving the Glenn Hyneman 126. Billy Pauch Jr who brought out the caution on lap thirty-six and restarted at the rear of the field, worked his way back to a solid tenth place finish. Doug Manmiller, winner of the third heat race did not start the feature due to a rule infraction with the motor. Craig VonDohren was forced to run the consolation after losing a wheel during the running of a heat trace.
A twenty-four car starting field answered the call for the twenty-five lap Sportsman feature. Joe Funk led the first lap with Brad Brightbill taking the lead on lap two. Brightbill was challenged numerous times by Jorden Henn and later Ryan Lilick was chasing the race leader. At the halfway point of the event, Brightbill remained the leader followed by Ryan Lilick, Henn, Craig Whitmoyer and Funk.
Brightbill easily handled the competition and with five laps to go, he maintained a comfortable lead. Brightbill took the win over Ryan Lilick, Craig Whitmoyer, Jorden Henn and Brett Kressley.
The TSRS sprint car feature was the final event of the evening and Tim Tanner was the leader at the drop of the green flag after two previous attempts to start the 25 lap feature. After the feature got started, the twenty-five lap main ran non-stop to the checker flag. Leavittown, PA driver Mike Haggenbottom caught Tanner on lap seven and one lap later, Haggenbottom was the new leader. Haggenbottom established a solid lead but deep in the pack Kevin Nagy, David Brown and Adam Carberry where heading to the front. Nagy and Brown advanced to third and fourth and began chasing down Tanner.
In the closing laps, slower cars were now playing a factor as Tanner inched closer to Haggenbottom with Nagy and Brown reeling in Tanner. Haggenbottom rallied home the winner. In victory lane, Hagenbottom was thrilled that after twenty-five years, he finally won a feature at Grandview Speedway, and he did it in convincing style. Tanner finished second followed by Kevin Nagy, Dave Brown and Adam Carberry.
MODS AT THE MADHOUSE FEATURE FINISH: Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk Ryan Watt, Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach, Brett Kressley, Tommy Sheetz, Ryan Grim, Danny Creeden, Billy Pauch Jr., Kevin Hirthler, Chris Esposito, Mike Laise, John Willman, Kevin Beech, Brian Houseknecht, Jackie Brown Jr, Frank Cozze, Brian Hirthler, Colt Harris, Ray Swinehart, Mike Kellner, Kenny Gilmore, Ron Kline. DNQ: Tom Carberry Sr., Ron Steltman, Eric Engstrom, Jimmy Reppert, Ryan Godown, Doug Manmiller, Danny Erb, Mike Franz, Ron Haring, Jr., Mark Kratz. This event paid $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for tenth and $500 to take the green flag.
SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH: Brad Brightbill, Ryan Lilick, Craig Whitmoyer, Jorden Henn, Brett Kressley, Joe Funk, Brian Hirthler, Mike Mamanna, Brett Arnold, Ryan Beltz, Jorden Cox, Dean Bachman, Brian Shupp, Brad Grim, Brett Gilmore, Pat Wall, Ken Eckert, Steve Young, Lex Shive, Tommy Tanner, Jim Houseworth, Paul Kline, John McGovern, Paul Housekencht. DNQ: Ryan Higgs, Kody Sites, Kyle Lilick, Frank Dorry Jr., Kevin Dale, Jesse Landis, Mike Koffel, Rob Reiegel, Steve Lozorak
TSRS SPRINT FEATURE FINISH: Mike Haggenbottom, Tim Tanner, Kevin Nagy, Dave Brown, Adam Carberry, Tommy Carberry, Stef Palmai, Karl Freyer, Scott Frack, Tony Smolenyak, Mike Kiser, Joe Kay, John Bennett, Samantha Leiberman, Jon Heagele, Mike Esposito, Zack Burd, David Bonner, Randy Sterling, Tim Smolenyak, Pat U’Selis, Keith Anderson, Rick Stief, Eddie Strada.
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Central PA Tracks
410 sprint cars
1. Brian Montieth 7185
2. Alan Krimes 6830
3. Austin Hogue 6425
4. Kyle Moody 6395
5. Danny Dietrich 6280
6. Cory Haas 6265
7. Jim Siegel 6010
8. Robbie Kendall 5990
9. Freddie Rahmer 5665
10. G. McIntyre Jr. 5530
358 sprint cars
1. Doug Hammaker 4760
2. Matt Campbell 4755
3. Jeff Rohrbaugh 4545
4. Brie Hershey 4515
5. Cody Fletcher 4445
6. Matt Findley 4335
7. Cole Young 4300
8. Chandler Leiby 3975
9. Tyler Esh 3885
10. Kyle Denmyer 3850
1. Greg Hodnett 5970
2. Danny Dietrich 5765
3. Brian Montieth 5660
4. Lucas Wolfe 5285
5. Lance Dewease 5250
6. Brent Marks 4470
7. Cory Haas 4385
8. Pat Cannon 3855
9. Alan Krimes 3805
9. Austin Hogue 3805
358 sprint cars
1. Chase Dietz 2780
2. Doug Hammaker 2730
3. Matt Campbell 2390
4. Adrian Shaffer 2350
5. Kevin Nouse 2315
6. Chandler Leiby 2270
7. Matt Findley 1975
8. Brie Hershey 1770
9. Phil Walter 1765
10. R. Eichelberger 1725
1. Frankie Herr 4270
2. Scott Dellinger 4190
3. Jay Fannasy 3700
4. Chad Criswell 3470
5. Mike Enders 3450
6. R. Eichelberger 3435
7. B. Hockenberry 3335
8. Kenny Edkin 3235
9. Steve Fannasy 3230
10. Russ Mitten 3210
1. Lucas Wolfe 6250
2. Dylan Cisney 6085
3. Mike Wagner 5920
4. Greg Hodnett 5675
5. Logan Wagner 5200
6. Ryan Taylor 5050
7. Curt Stroup 5005
8. Dave Ely 4960
9. Joey Hershey 4860
10. D.Sammons 4635
1. T.J. Stutts 4090
2. Mark Smith 3440
3. Jason Shultz 3330
4. Ryan Kissinger 3210
5. Davie Franek 3080
6. Derek Locke 2940
7. Eric Tomecek 2920
8. Mallie Shuster 2405
9. Jim Shuster 2220
10. Eric Parker 2190