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$10,000-TO-WIN MACH 1 CHASSIS NATIONAL OPEN FOR 360 SPRINT CARS JULY 30 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY PART OF INAUGURAL “WEEKEND OF MONEY”

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 16th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, paying $10,000 to win the 35-lap A-main.  

The prestigious open wheel event is one of three races in the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Crown Series “Weekend of Money” for 360 sprint cars that also includes the Lelands.com 360 Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway Friday, July 29, and concludes with the Cole Cup at the Utica Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., Sunday, July 31.  Lelands.com also posted a $10,000 bonus for any one driver who can sweep the weekend series with victories in all three main events.

Joining the 360 sprint cars on the July 30 racing program will be the super late models and pro stocks in 25-lap and 15-lap main events, respectively.

Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with practice laps at 7 p.m. and qualifying slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. A drivers meeting will be held at 6:15 p.m.

Sprint car drivers will draw pills to determine their starting positions in the 8-lap heat races. Drivers will earn passing points for their heat race finishes. The top eight drivers in points will redraw for the first eight starting positions in the A-main. The balance of the A-main lineup will be based on points earned. The top four finishers from the B-main will round out the starting grid.

In 358-360 sprint car Open history at Selinsgrove Speedway, 15 races have produced nine different winners since 2001.

TJ Stutts of Liverpool won the inaugural race in 2001 and last year became the first four-time winner of the 358-360 Open, with his other victories coming in 2003 and 2013.  Pat Cannon of Etters is a three-time winner of the Open with checkered flags in 2007, 2008, and in 2012.

Logan Schuchart of Hanover drove to an impressive victory in the 2011 race. In 2010, Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Okla., was awarded the win when Cannon’s race car was under the legal weight during the post-race inspection.

Heimbach won the 2005 Open and the rain-postponed 2009 edition of the Open that was run in the spring of 2010. Adrian Shaffer of Hallam was the Open champion in 2002, while Nate Snyder of Halifax took the victory in the 2004 race. Phil Walter of McClure took home the trophy in 2006.

Aaron Ott of East Berlin scored the victory in the track’s first-ever $10,000-to-win race for 358-360 sprint cars in 2014.

Title sponsor Mach 1 Chassis, located at 10 North Frederick Street in Mechanicsburg, engineers and builds race car chassis that are known for safety, strength, durability, and performance. In addition to chassis fabrication and repair, Mach 1 Chassis also manufactures front and rear bumpers, nerf bars, front axles, wing posts, and wing trees.

There’s also the Mach 1 Speed Shop offering a full line of race car parts and service at the Mechanicsburg shop. For more information about the company, visit mach1chassis.com.

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

Purse for 2016 Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 Sprint Cars: 1) $10,000 2) $4,000 3) $2,000 4) $1,500 5) $1,400 6) $1,300 7) $1,200 8) $1,150 9) $1,050 10) $1,000 11) $700 12) $600 13) $500 14) $450 15-24) $400
B-Main Purse (for 35+ Entries): Positions 1-4 Transfer; 5) $300 6) $250 7) $200 8) $150 9) $100
TOW: $60

Also Racing: Super Late Models & Pro Stocks

Admission for Saturday, July 30, 2016: Adults $20; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $35

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RACING ACTION WILL HEAT UP THIS SATURDAY WITH SPECIAL FOUR DIVISION SHOW AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY!

DOUBLE 360 SPRINT FEATURES, MOON SHINE CAMO ROUTE 35 LATE MODEL CHALLENGE RACE, MID-ATLANTIC MODIFIEDS & PRO STOCKS  ON CARD!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Race fans will have a rare opportunity to see four featured divisions—360 sprint cars, super late models, Mid-Atlantic modifieds, and pro stocks—all compete in one special night of racing at Selinsgrove Speedway this Saturday, July 23, sponsored by the Sunbury Eagles Club No. 503.

Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Newville Family of Companies 360 sprint cars will run two 25-lap features, including the division’s regularly scheduled race plus the makeup main event that was rained out on July 16. Both races will also be 358 bonus nights in which the top three finishing 358’s in the 360 sprint car features will earn $200, $125, and $100 bonuses, respectively.

The Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models will compete in the Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series event paying $2,000 to win. The race will be the second of the season at Selinsgrove and fourth overall in the six-race series with Port Royal Speedway.

For the first time ever, the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds will race at Selinsgrove in a 20-lap feature paying $800 to win in the “Close Racing Supply Selinsgrove Shootout.”   

The A&A Auto Stores pro stocks will round out the racing program with a 15-lap main event.

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WILLIAMS GROVE, SELINSGROVE & UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAYS INAUGURAL MID-ATLANTIC CROWN “WEEKEND OF MONEY” FOR 360 SPRINT CARS JULY 29-30-31!

LELANDS.COM POSTS $10,000 BONUS FOR SERIES SWEEP BY ONE DRIVER!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Williams Grove, Selinsgrove, and Utica-Rome Speedways, in partnership with the United Racing Club (URC) and Empire Super Sprint (ESS) organizations, will stage one of the biggest weekends for 360 sprint car racing in the United States July 29-30-31 with the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Crown.

More than $80,000 in prize money has been posted for three consecutive nights of 360 sprint car racing at the three aforementioned race tracks located in the northeast the last weekend of July.

Lelands.com, one of the most respected sports memorabilia auction houses in the world, recently upped the stakes by announcing a $10,000 bonus will be paid to any one driver who is victorious in all three of the series main events!

That means one 360 sprint car driver could earn more than $34,000 for a weekend sweep!

The “Weekend of Money” is expected to draw the best 360 sprint car drivers from all parts of the United States and Canada and will determine an overall champion.  The Einstein Construction Group, headquartered in Denton, Texas, and largely based out of Central New York, signed on as the sponsor of the $2,000 point fund. In addition, a $2,000 participation program, which will be split among the drivers who compete in all three events, is being sponsored by Fox Shocks, ASI Racewear, Dave Franek Auto Sales, and Don Ott Racing Engines.

The Mid-Atlantic Crown weekend will kick off Friday, July 29, at the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with the annual 360 Nationals paying $4,000 to win. The race will be a United Racing Club sanctioned event. In addition to the special 360 sprint car show at the Grove, drivers will have the opportunity to compete double-duty in a full program of 410 sprint car racing.

Selinsgrove Speedway, located in Selinsgrove, Pa., where 360 sprint cars are the weekly headline open wheel division, will present the 16th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open paying $10,000 to win Saturday, July 30, on Night Two of the Mid-Atlantic Crown weekend. Selinsgrove will follow the rules and guidelines of recognized regional 360 sprint car groups, including URC, ESS, Patriot, and ASCS, for the Open.  The super late models and pro stocks will also be on the July 30 racing card at Selinsgrove.

Following the two events in central Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic Crown moves north to the Empire State at the Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., Sunday, July 31, for the $10,000-to-win Cole Cup, and where the overall Mid-Atlantic Crown championship will be determined.

Track and sanctioning group information can be found at williamsgrove.com, selinsgrovespeedway.com, uticaromespeedway.com, unitedracingclub.net, and empiresupersprints.com.

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Susquehanna Speedway 7/17/16

410 Sprints 1) 48 Danny Dietrich 2) 69K Lance Dewease 3) 19m Brent Marks 4) 5w Lucas Wolfe 5) 88 Brandon Rahmer 6) 21 Brian Montieth 7) 15 Adam Wilt 8) 3z Brock Zearfoss 9) 747 Davey Sammons 10) 21 Kyle Reinhardt 11) 12 Blane Heimbach 12) 8 Billy Dietrich 13) 2w Glenndon Forsythe 14) 39 Anthony Macri 15) 44 Rodney Westhafer 16) 10 Joe Kata III 17) 1x Chad Trout 18) 1080 Jordan Mackison 19) 99m Kyle Moody 20) 1* Tim Wagaman 21) 27 Sean Zemunik 22) 5 Tyler Ross 23) 21K Kyle Pruitt 24) 95 Hunter Mackison

IMCA Sprints 1) 15 John Barnett 2) 5T Tyler Reeser 3) 44 Dave Brown 4) 83 Billy Ney 5) 4 Johnny Martin 6) 11t Ryan Stillwaggon 7) 67 Ken Duke 8) 50 Jay Krout 9) 0 Kyle Ganoe 10) 11z Zach Newlin 11) 131 Bobby Sandt Jr. 12) 69K Kassidy Kreitz 13) 2 Erin Statler 14) 8 Randy Kaylor 15) 9s Rick Stief 16) 3c Brandt Cook 17) 92B John Boardlemay 18) 18 Ian Detweiler 19) 75 Dylan Shatzer 20) 17c Keith Anderson 21) 21H Kyle Lloyd 22) 880 Drew Ritchey 23) 31 Donnie Hendershot 24) 36 Mark Watkins

PA Posse To Battle Craftsman World Of Outlaws In Williams Grove Champion Oil Summer Nationals This Week!

July 22/23 sprint car war to unfold

7/17/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the two-day Champion Racing Oil World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Summer Nationals this Friday and Saturday night, July 22 and 23, at 7:30 pm.

Lineups both nights will be set using time trials with Friday’s feature going 25-laps in distance, paying $8,000 to win.

Saturday’s 30-lap finale will pay a hefty $20,000 to the victor plus he will receive another $5,000 for NAPA/NGK Morgan Cup laurels.

Held over after being rained out in May, the Morgan Cup is awarded each year in honor of the oval’s late owner with the sterling trophy being housed for another year at either Williams Grove Speedway or World of Outlaws headquarters, assigned to go home with whichever camp the event winner hails from – Pennsylvania Posse or World of Outlaws.  

The mid-summer outlaws invasion will again stage a battle between the sprint car warring factions known as the Pennsylvania Posse and the World of Outlaws travelers.

Back in May when the outlaws made their first stop of the season at Williams Grove, local driver Lance Dewease drove the Don Kreitz-owned No. 69K to a thrilling victory, scoring one for the Pennsylvania Posse.  

Dewease was the 2014 Summer Nationals Champion and no doubt will again be primed for action this time around, having been rejuvenated this season at the helm of the potent, famed No. 69K

In fact, Dewease just recorded the Summer Nationals tune up race on July 15.   

In last year’s Summer Nationals, Danny Dietrich and Stevie Smith proved victorious, sweeping the outlaws weekend for the posse stars and fans.

Dietrich enters this weeks Posse/Outlaws match-up as the current Williams Grove Speedway Lawrence Chevrolet Sprints point leader in a quest for a career first track title.

Over the years, Posse stars Greg Hodnett, Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr., Fred Rahmer, Brian Leppo, Jason Johnson and Cody Darrah have taken victories in Summer Nationals action.

Likewise, outlaws pilots Danny Lasoski, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Craig Dollansky, Terry McCarl and Jason Meyers have also taken event wins along with Donny Schatz.

The current outlaws point leader, Schatz’s most recent Summer Nationals victory came in 2013.

Schatz currently owns 15 wins on the outlaws touring season while Brad Sweet has scored seven.  Daryn Pittman has six to date.

Adult general admission for both shows is $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $15.   

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

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Dewease Primed Again For Outlaws Invasion, Claims 4K Williams Grove Outlaws Tune Up

Doug Hammaker wins 358 sprints from 10th

7/15/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease served notice he is as ready now as he was in May for the impending invasion by the World of Outlaws sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night by claiming another tune up event just one week before the outlaws hit town for the Summer Nationals.

In May, Dewease won the tune up and returned a week later to thwart the outlaws at the Grove and he’s now set to defend the local turf again after his flag to flag performance on Friday night to record a $4,000 payday, the 85th victory of his career at the oval.

In the 358 sprint main, Doug Hammaker came forwart from 10th starting spot to claim his first victory of the season at the track.

Dewease earned the pole for the start of the 25-lap sprint car feature and was never tested for the victory.

The Fayetteville flyer took off when the green flag dropped with second starter Stevie Smith in tow.

The leaders hit the backmarkers on the sixth tour and Dewease moved freely around the speedway to work the traffic including an electric move on the 11th tour when he blasted right between Frankie Herr and Joe Trenca upon entering the third turn while never skipping a beat with his thread-the-needle move.

The races only caution flag unfurled with 11 laps to go, wiping out a 2.6 second lead built by Dewease over Smith.

Smith tried to stay close to Dewease on the restart but the six-time track champion steadily pulled away lap after lap to run to the win, taking the checkers by 1.4 seconds while working traffic.

Smith held off a few challenges by Greg Hodnett for the second spot with Hodnett settling for third.

Freddie Rahmer and Danny Dietrich rounded out the top five finishers.

Sixth through 10th went to Alan Krimes, Lucas Wolfe, Doug Esh, Cory Haas and Aaron Ott.

Heats went to Dewease, Wolfe and Ott.

Dewease set the fast time with a lap of 16.865 seconds and earned the pole for the main by winning the dash.

Eric Parker led from the start of the 20-lap 358 sprint main with Rich Eichelberger chasing him for the win.

Parker was stout for the first dozen laps of the race, getting away from the field before beginning to struggle in the corners during the later stages.

After starting outside the fifth row, Doug Hammaker moved into fourth with six laps to go before moving by Matt Findlay and Eichelberger for second with four laps to go.

Hammaker was running well around the inside of the speedway and used that lane to net the lead and win with three laps to go.

Parker held on for a career best Grove finish of second followed by Findlay, Chandler Leiby and Adrian Shaffer.

Sixth through 10th went to Eichelberger, Phil Walter, Kevin Nouse, Chad Trout and David Holbrook.

Heats went to Parker, Leiby and Nouse with Jared Esh taking the consolation race.

July 15, 2016
Feature Finishes
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Freddie Rahmer, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. Alan Krimes, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Aaron Ott, 11. Mark Smith, 12. Brock Zearfoss, 13. Brian Montieth, 14. Matt Campbell, 15. Austin Hogue, 16. Frankie Herr, 17. Joe Trenca, 18. Troy Fraker, 19. George Streaker Jr., 20. Anthony Macri, 21. Cody Fairchok, 22. Rodney Westhafer, 23. Jay Galloway

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. 66 Doug Hammaker, 2. Eric Parker, 3. Matt Findlay, 4. Chandler Leiby, 5. Adrian Shaffer, 6. Rich Eichelberger, 7. Phil Walter, 8. Kevin  Nouse, 9. Chad Trout, 10. David Holbrook, 11. Glenndon Forsythe, 12. Jordan Givler, 13. Chris Arnold, 14. Tyler Esh, 15. Troy Wagaman Jr., 16. Aaron Eichelberger, 17. Justin Whittall, 18. Brian Garland, 19. Chris Frank, 20. Brent Shearer, 21. Mark Strickler, 22. Dave Thrush, 23. Todd Reed, 24. Jared Esh

Williams Grove Points
410 sprints
1. Danny Dietrich 2840
2. Greg Hodnett 2800
3. Brian Montieth 2570
4. Doug Esh 2535
5. Cory Haas 2185
6. Freddie Rahmer 2140
7. Lucas Wolfe 1995
8. Brock Zearfoss 1975
9. Autin Hogue 1945
10. Alan Krimes 1875

358 sprints
1. Doug Hammaker 955
2. Kevin Nouse 950
3. Adrian Shaffer 930
4. Glenndon Forsythe 820
5. Matt Findley 810
6. Chandler Leiby 800
7. Chris Arnold 785
8. David Holbrook 750
9. Brie Hershey 720
10. Nyle Berkes 670

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RETURNS WITH JEFF’S AUTO BODY & RECYCLING CENTER DRIVER & FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT THIS SATURDAY!

$2,500-To-Win Features For 360 Sprints & Late Models

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The eighth annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Driver & Fan Appreciation Night this Saturday, July 16, at Selinsgrove Speedway will offer plenty of giveaways for race fans plus bonus money for the winners of the 360 sprint car, late model, pro stock, and roadrunner feature events. Race time is 7:30 p.m.

Jeff and Kathy Kurtz, owners of Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center in Paxinos, announced the 25-lap 360 sprint car and late model features will each pay $2,500 to win.

The 15-lap pro stock feature will pay $500 to win, while the winner of the 12-lap roadrunner feature will earn $200, courtesy of the bonus money posted by the Kurtz’s. The roadrunners will also have the makeup feature from June 4 on this Saturday’s racing card.

With track gates scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m., a limited number of general admission adults/students will receive a voucher for either a free hamburger, hot dog, french fry or slice of pizza at the speedway’s concession stands.

Ticket stubs will be used to give away 10 $100 cash prizes to fans in the stands courtesy of Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center. Event organizers will also hold a Chinese auction to distribute prizes for kids inside the main gate.

A driver autograph session will take place behind the speedway’s covered grandstand beginning at 5:30 p.m. Drivers in all divisions are invited to participate in the autograph session.

Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center, located at 5446 Snydertown Road, has been serving the Susquehanna Valley with comprehensive auto body, collision, and repair services since 1978. There’s also a recycling center at the facility where scrap metals can be disposed.

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LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
410 sprint cars
As of July 9
1. Alan Krimes 5060
2. Brian Montieth 4925
3. Jim Siegel 4845
4. Cory Haas 4805
5. Austin Hogue 4685
6. Gerard McIntyre Jr.  4640
7. Freddie Rahmer 4610
8. Glenndon Forsythe 4455
9. Adam Wilt 4440
10. Danny Dietrich 4320    
358 sprints
July 9
1. Chandler Leiby 3810
2. Adrian Shaffer 3785
3. Matt Campbell 3670
4. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3580
5. Doug Hammaker 3455
6. Brent Shearer 3445
7. Tyler Esh 3420
8. Jeff Halligan 3410
9. Cody Fletcher 3375
10. Matt Findley 3345

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$5 GENERAL ADMISSION PACK THE TRACK/KIDS NIGHT THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Race fans will have the opportunity to experience a four division racing program of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners for just $5 general admission this Saturday, July 9, at Selinsgrove Speedway as part of PEPSI Pack The Track.

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday will also be Kids Night at the speedway, featuring a kids carnival with games and giveaways plus power wheels, big wheels, and bicycle races for kids 12 years of age and younger on the front stretch at intermission. Kids must wear their bike helmets to participate.

Several teams will have their race cars on display at the main entrance for fans to check out prior to the start of the racing program. Clay Ball, the speedway’s new mascot, will be greeting fans as well.

The Newville Family of Companies 360 sprint cars will compete in heat races and a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win. The Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center late models will also run heat races and a 25-lap feature paying $1,500 to win. The A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners will race 15-lap and 12-lap features, respectively.

Saturday night’s race will be a Newville Family of Companies 358 sprint car bonus night with $200, $125, and $100 bonuses going to the top three finishing 358 sprint car drivers in the main event.

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WATERS LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOLLOWING 305 SPRINT CAR CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Race car driver Jake Waters, 32, of Mifflintown is listed in critical but stable condition this evening (July 4) at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Burn Recovery Center in Allentown from injuries he sustained in a 305 sprint car race Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The accident occurred on lap four of the 20-lap main event when Waters’ sprint car struck the inside guardrail in turn one, veered into the outside wall, flipped over, and caught fire. He was extricated from his race car and airlifted from a nearby lot to the Lehigh Valley Hospital where he was admitted to the Burn Recovery Center with second and third degree burns.

The remainder of the race was cancelled and fellow IMCA Pennsylvania Sprint Series teams announced Sunday’s purse will be donated to the Waters family to assist with medical expenses.

Curt and Cindy Waters, Jake’s parents, met with speedway officials Sunday afternoon and expressed their sincere appreciation for the outpouring of support from the racing community.
 
Cards can be sent to Lehigh Valley Hospital—Cedar Crest, 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Kasych Family Pavilion SK Room 34, Attention Jake Waters, Allentown, PA 18103. Please note the Burn Recovery Center does not permit flowers to be delivered to patients.

An emergency responder and another driver also received minor burns in assisting Waters from the wreckage.

The 305 sprint car race was part of the 26th Annual PA Speedweek Series for 410 sprint cars which wrapped up Sunday at Selinsgrove.

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DIETRICH CLINCHES FIRST PA SPEEDWEEK SPRINT CAR TITLE WITH SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY VICTORY SUNDAY NIGHT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. --  Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg started from the front row looking to claim his first PA Speedweek title in Sunday's 30-lap Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial Speedweek
finale at Selinsgrove Speedway. Dietrich and second-place points driver Greg Hodnett traded off six point advantages after time trials and heat races were completed going into the championship race.

Dave Blaney was the night's Fast Tees Fast Qualifier and led the field to the green flag in the night's $5,000-to-win feature event. Dietrich wasted no time jumping into the race lead from his second starting spot and led lap one. Greg Hodnett quickly worked his way back into the thick of the battle going by Blaney for the second spot on a lap three restart.

Brent Marks was also on the move working into the top five on the restart and soon passed Blaney for the third spot. Lucas Wolfe mounted a charge back to the front of the field during the green flag run. Dietrich was soon in lap traffic and his challenge grew as his throttle spring broke on his car. Hodnett began to close in on the leader on lap 19 as Dietrich tried to maneuver around the tail end of the lead lap cars.

Wolfe went by Marks on lap 20 and closed in on Hodnett on lap 21. At that point in the race the top four on the speedway were the top four in PA Speedweek points with Dietrich leading Hodnett, Wolfe, and Marks. Then Marks blew a tire on lap 22 to bring out the yellow flag. Hondett  would get the restart he was hoping for behind Dietrich. Hodnett began to apply pressure right away on Dietrich, but Dietrich remained unshaken and began to drive away as Blane Heimbach  drove by Wolfe into the top three.

Dietrich pulled away to the win. Much like Stevie Smith did a year ago, Dietrich clinched the Speedweek crown with a win in the finale.  Hodnett was second followed by Heimbach. Wolfe and 13th place starter Aaron Ott were the top five finishers.  Blaney came across the line in sixth followed by Ryan Smith, Doug Esh, Steve Buckwalter, and Tim Shaffer.

The Pa Sprint Series 305 Sprint Car feature was to follow the 410  Sprint race. Dave Brown took the race lead at the start and was leading when driver Jake Waters was involved in a wreck in turn one that resulted in a fire.  Waters was extricated from his car and transported to the Lehigh Valley Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.

Because the Purple K extinguisher formula used to put out the fire was nearly depleted and with the speedway surface saturated with racing fuel, the balance of the racing program was ended by track and safety officials.
 
The 15-lap Pro Stock feature will be made up at a later date.

This Saturday, July 9, Selinsgrove Speedway will present the rescheduled PEPSI Pack The Track Night featuring $5 general admission for a four division racing program of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7:30 p.m. This Saturday will also be Kids Night with a kids carnival and bicycle, big wheels, and power wheels racing on the front stretch.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY -  3 July 2016
410 Sprints – 26 Entries
30-Lap A-Main:  1) 48 Danny Dietrich  2) 27 Greg Hodnett  3) 12 Blane Heimbach  4) 1 Lucas Wolfe  5) 25 Aaron Ott  6) 71M Dave Blaney  7) 94 Ryan Smith  8) 07 Doug Esh  9) 17B Steve Buckwalter  10) 13 Tim Shaffer  11) 3 James McFadden  12) 21R Kyle Reinhardt  13) 23 TJ Stutts  14) 17W Bryan Clauson  15) 29 Jason Shultz  16) 5B Justin Barger  17) 33W Michael Walter  18) 19M Brent Marks  19) 3Z Brock Zearfoss  20) 75 Frankie Herr  21) 35 Daryl Stimeling  22) 24B Dustin Blaney  23) I07 Jordan Givler  24) 5 Dylan Cisney  25) 38 Scott Wilson  26) 19W Colby Womer

Heat Winners:  Greg Hodnett, Bryan Clauson, Brent Marks

Time Trials:  1) 71M Dave Blaney 16.613  2) 48 Danny Dietrich 16.667  3) 1 Lucas Wolfe 16.704  4) 27 Greg Hodnett 16.719  5) 94 Ryan Smith 16.741  6) 12 Blane Heimbach16.788  7) 3Z Brock Zearfoss 16.808  8) 13 Tim Shaffer 16.816  9) 19M Brent Marks 16.844  10) 17B Steve Buckwalter 16.850  11)17W Bryan Clauson 16.865  12) 21R Bryan Clauson 16.865  13) 25 Aaron Ott 16.890  14) 29 Jason Shultz 16.958  15) 07 Doug Esh 17.010  16) 5 Dylan Cisney 17.031  17) 3 James McFadden 17.078  18) 23 TJ Stutts 17.417  19) 5B Justin Barger 17.467  20) 33W Michael Walter 17.507  21) 75 Frankie Herr 17.533  22) 24B Dustin Baney 17.719  23) 35 Daryl Stimeling 17.797  24) I07 Jordan Givler 18.521  25) 19W Colby Womer DNT  26) 38 Scott Wilson DNT

305 Sprints – 21 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:  Race Ended On Lap 4 Due To Accident
Heat Winners:  Erin Statler, Nathan Granler
Pro Stocks – 12 Entries

15-Lap A-Main: Race Will Be Rescheduled At A Later Date
Heat Winners:  Matt Hornberger, AJ Hoffman

Lincoln Speedway
July 2
358 sprints
1. Adrian Shaffer 3520
2. Chandler Leiby 3495
3. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3480
4. Matt Campbell 3345
5. Dog Hammaker 3155
6. Brent Shearer 3155
7. Cody Fletcher 3100
8. Jeff Halligan 3090
9. Tyler Esh 3085
10. Matt Findley 3075

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Super Sportsman
July 3
1. Scott Geesey 1890
2. Russ Mitten 1680
3. Scott Dellinger 1670
4. Tony Jackson 1580
5. Rich Eichelberger 1580
6. Mike Enders 1560
7. Gregg Foster 1490
8. Chad Criswell 1320
9. Kenny Edkin 1250
10. Paul Miller 1240
 
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HAMMAKER COMES FROM 19TH TO WIN NOUSE SIGNS & GRAPHICS SERIES EVENT AT LINCOLN

HANSON OUTDUELS DICE IN PASS/IMCA SPRINT FEATURE

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/2/2016 –Social media discord and a family feud may have been among the things that inspired Doug Hammaker to score his second Lincoln win of the year in the second leg of the Nouse Signs & Graphics 358 Summer Series event on Saturday night.

“I won the Nouse series without a win last year, and I wanted one of those (tiki warrior) trophies,” said Hammaker upon exiting his Heavy Equipment Loaders & Parts #66 in victory lane, “I’ve been getting bashed pretty hard on social media that I can’t pass cars clean. I just came from 19th and I don’t think I hit anybody. Coming back from that far, you have to tip-toe, but I got my mind set.”

“We don’t run this car a lot, continued Hammaker, “Last night at Trail-Way we hurt the motor in the red car, so we changed the car around at 1:00 this afternoon. The old man ain’t here, so I kinda set it up myself…so I might have bragging rights this week.

“Dad had a family altercation today at the shop, and he decided he wasn’t coming tonight,” said Hammaker when pressed about Dale’s absence, “Hopefully, he got the grumpy pants off and got his happy face on now.”

A tenth-lap crash involving the second, third, and fourth-place cars was the only race stoppage in the 25 laps. Jake Eldreth, who was running second made contact with Matt Campbell and flew into the fourth turn catch fence. Collected in the incident was fourth-place Chris Arnold. Eldreth received a check-up from the track EMTs after complaining of head pain.

Hammaker was placed fourth for the restart, moved past Kyle Denmyer into third on lap 18, and then drove under both Kevin Nouse and race-long leader Steve Drevicki entering turn three of lap 22.

From there, he drove away to his sixth career win and the $1,200 top prize.

Second through fifth were Drevicki (in his best ever Lincoln finish), Nouse, Adrian Shaffer, and Denmyer.

Heats for the 41 358’s on hand were won by Denmyer, Jordan Givler, Shaffer, and Brent Shearer, with Phil Walter winning the consolation.

In another late-race pass for the win, Jaremi Hanson drove under Colby Dice exiting turn two of the next-to-last lap to score his first Lincoln win in the 20-lap PA Sprint Series feature event.

Hanson actually started on the pole, but yielded the top spot to fourth-starting Dice at the outset. He chased Dice the entire way before making the race-winning pass. Dice settled for second, with Rick Stief, Dave Brown, Jr., and Drew Ritchey completing the top five.

Heats for the 29 PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints on hand were won by Hanson, Zach Burd, and Stephanie Dodson.

358 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (25 Laps) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker ($1,200); 2. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 6. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 7. 119-Chandler Leiby; 8. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. 67-Justin Whittall; 10. 5-Phil Walter; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 21T-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 90-Jordon Givler; 14. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 15. 35-Tyler Esh; 16. 21-CJ Tracey; 17. 90-Jordon Givler; 18. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 19. 23A-Chris Arnold; 20. 80-Todd Reed; 21. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 22. 16-Matt Campbell; 23. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 24. 12-Brent Shearer. No Time

Lap Leaders – Steve Drevicki (1-21), Doug Hammaker (22-25)

305 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (20 laps) – 1. 14-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 17A-Colby Dice; 3. 9S-Rick Stief; 4. 44-Dave Brown, Jr.; 5. 880-Drew Ritchey; 6. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 7. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 8. 11-Ryan Stillwagon; 9. 54-Austin Burke; 10. 99-Cale Riegle; 11. 5Z-Zach Burd; 12. 4-John Martin; 13. 33-Scott Lutz; 14. 36-Mark Watkins; 15. 2-Erin Statler; 16. 50-Jay Krout; 17. 39X-Scott Frack; 18. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 19. 17T-Jeff Taylor; 20. 47-Kevin Fletcher; 21. 4C-Cody Huckenberry; 22. 131-Bob Sandt; 23. 44-Daren Bolex; 24. 30-Seth Kearchner; 25. 21H-Kyle Lloyd; 26. 18-Ian Detweiler. No Time

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint car
July 2
1. Danny Dietrich 2610
2. Greg Hodnett 2550
3. Brian Montieth 2420
4. Doug Esh 2335
5. Cory Haas 1995
6. Freddie Rahmer 1900
7. Brock Zearfoss 1815
8. Autin Hogue 1810
9. Lucas Wolfe 1785
10. Ryan Smith 1780

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Dietrich Pounces On Hodnett For 10K Williams Grove Mitch Smith Speedweek Win

7/1/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Danny Dietrich pounced on the slightest of openings left by Greg Hodnett to steal the victory in Friday night’s PA Speedweek Mitch Smith Memorial for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway, worth $10,000.

Elsewhere in the PASS 305 sprint main, Aston’s Dave Brown went wire to wire for the 20-lap victory.

Greg Hodnett and James McFadden started on the front row of the 30-lap speedweek Mitch Smith Memorial with McFadden holding off Hodnett only two laps before the Spring Grove driver got by for the lead.

McFadden proved a staunch competitor however as he briefly reclaimed the lead in the first corner before pinching Hodnett down hard in the third turn in an attempt to reclaim and maintain control.

Hodnett was not to be held back however as he firmly took control with five away with fourth starter Dietrich racing third behind McFadden.

With Hodnett running the top groove, Dietrich blasted by McFadden for second on the ninth tour and then drove down Hodnett to get underneath for the lead on the first occasion as the pair raced through the first and second turns on the 11th tour.

Dietrich’s attempt on the low side however simply prompted Hodnett to move down on the racetrack and take his line away and this forced Dietrich to follow the leader as the pair hit lapped traffic with 13 laps recorded.

At the halfway point of the 30-lapper, Hodnett held sway over Dietrich, Doug Esh and McFadden.

Dietrich chased Hodnett through traffic, keeping pace with the leader as the race hit the ten to go mark and shortly thereafter, Dietrich saw an opportunity to seize command and took it with a low side dart in the third corner when Hodnett surprisingly seemed to falter or hesitate just the slightest bit.

And in the blink of an eye, Dietrich pushed his No. 48 through the opening left between Hodnett and the inside rail to drive into command and then drive away once at the front.

The races only caution flag unfurled with three laps to go for a flat right rear tire on Esh.

Dietrich drove off to the win when action resumed to take the victory, his first of the season at the oval, by 2.522 seconds.

“It was an easy decision for me,” said Dietrich to push through the hole that opened up.

“I don’t evern know if he (Hodntt) left the whole lane open but I took it,” Dietrich said.

Eighth starter Brian Montieth rode home third followed by Alan Krimes and a strong performance by McFadden.

Sixth through 10th went to Ryan Smith, Lance Dewease, Dave Blaney, Stevie Smith and Freddie Rahmer.

Heast for the 32-car field went to McFadden, Hodnett, Montieth and Dylan Cisney with Steve Buckwalter taking the consolation race.

Ryan Smith set fast time over the field with a lap of 17.603 seconds.

Dietrich leads the PA Speedweek points over Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Brent Marks and Alan Krimes with just two races left in the 2016 series.

Dave Brown wired the field for the PASS 305 sprint feature victory, his second of the season overall on the circuit.

Scott Ellerman rode home second followed by Drew Ritchie, Scott Frack and Zach Newlin.

Heats went to John Martin, Newlin, Alex Potosky and Colby Dice with Jaremi Hanson taking the consolation race.

July 1, 2016 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 30 laps: 1. 48 Danny Dietrich, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Alan Krimes, 5. James McFadden, 6. Ryan Smith, 7. Lance Dewease, 8. Dave Blaney, 9. Stevie Smith, 10. Freddie Rahmer, 11. Tim Shaffer, 12. Brock Zearfoss, 13. Austin Hogue, 14. Brent Marks, 15. Cory Haas, 16. Dylan Cisney, 17. Doug Esh, 18. Trey Starks, 19. TJ Stutts, 20. Mike Wagner, 21. Bryan Clauson, 22. Steve Buckwalter, 23. Lucas Wolfe, 24. Aaron Ott

305 sprints, 20 laps: 1. dAve Brown, 2. Scott Ellerman, 3. Drew Ritchie, 4. Scott Frack, 5. Zach Newlin, 6. Colby Dice, 7. Stephanie Dodson, 8. Cale Reigle, 9. Kyle Ganoe, 10. John Bordlemay, 11. Rick Steif, 12. John Martin, 13. George Riden, 14. Jon Haegele, 15. Erin Statler, 16. Jay Krout, 17. Alex Potosky, 18. Mike Alleman, 19. Jaremi Hanson, 20. Ian Detweiler, 21. Daren Bolac, 22. Zack Burd, 23. Tom Worrick, 24. Geoff Gill, 25. Austin Burke, 26. Chad Koch

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Dewease Wins Port Royal $7,000 Speedweek Main For Third Of 2016 Series

Oval veteran notches 98th career Port Royal win while Hart claims second econo main

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6/30/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Lance Dewease drove the Don Kreitz No. 69K sprint car to the $7,000 PA Speedweek victory at Port Royal Speedway on Thursday night, turning back Stevie Smith and Lucas Wolfe for the 98th win of his career at the oval.

In the 18-lap econo late model feature, Port Royal’s Devin Hart scored his second win of the season in the division, taking the lead late in the race.

Dewease started seventh in the 30-lap speedweek feature with Stevie Smith and James McFadden sharing the front row and when action began Dewease stuffed his racer up the inside and into fourth on the first lap, behind Greg Hodnett, McFadden and Smith.

McFadden and Hodnett were locked in a battle for second on the third lap when Hodnett tried to make a move on McFadden for the spot as the pair exited the fourth turn.

As Hodnett came up across the track he found McFadden to his outside and the pair made contact with McFadden biting the outside wall while Hodnett turned sideways and hopped up over the inside barrier, ending up with his nose pointed toward the sky, hanging on the barrier.

Dewease blasted the outside in the first and second turns on the restart to keep pace with Smith and then dropped down to the inside as the pair raced onto the backchute before blasting across the inside in the third corner to come up with the lead.

Smith was trying to keep pace with Dewease on the fifth circuit when the red flag unfurled for a third turn crash that saw Logan Wagner flipping after contact with Blane Heimbach as the pair vied for 15th.

Dewease was still leading over Smith and now Lucas Wolfe on the eighth tour when the pace was again slowed, this time for a spun Tyler Bear.

The next 14 laps clicked off non-stop with Dewease reaching the halfway point while holding a 1.835 second lead over Smith who was hounding to regain control.

Trey Starks, who was racing ninth in the field, stopped with eight laps to go, again slowing the race pace.

Wolfe darted under Smith for second when green replaced the yellow but saw Smith reclaim the spot with six laps to go.

A final caution flag with five laps to go for Bryan Clauson again bunched the field.

For Clauson, the yellow marked the end of an impressive run in the feature after he blew a tire and hit the outside fence while racing sixth.

Dewease pulled away over the final five laps to pick up his third win of the 2016 speedweek series and sixth of the season overall in just 11 starts to date.

His margin of victory was 1.950 seconds.

Wolfe finished third followed by Danny Dietrich and Brent Marks.

Sixth through 10th went to Dave Blaney, Doug Esh, Aaron Ott, Brock Zearfoss and Alan Krimes.

Heats for the 33-car field went to Clauson, Dewease, Dietrich and Steve Buckwalter with the consolation going to Tim Shaffer,

Wolfe set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 15.529 seconds.

Chase Bowsman nearly won the 18-lap econo late model main, leading all but the final quarter of a lap.

Bowsman held off Shaun Miller for the first 14 laps before Miller surrendered to pressure from Devin Hart.

Hart caught Bowsman on the final lap and got underneath him as the pair raced down the backchute into the third corner, heading to the checkers.

Bowsman threw his car into the turn trying to hold on for the win but instead lost control and the win went to Hart.

Tim Krape rode home second followed by Miller, Todd Snook and Tim Fedder.

Heats went to Miller and Krape.

Stay up to date with all the latest Port Royal news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.portroyalspeedway.com or by following the track on Facebook or Twitter.

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IS A FIRST-TIME GRANDVIEW WINNER LIKELY TUESDAY, JUNE 28 DURING THUNDER ON THE HILL SPEEDWEEK EVENT ?

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (JUNE 27, 2016) – Winning at Grandview Speedway is no easy task -- especially when the 410 Sprint Cars invade the Berks County oval – but this year’s contingent of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed week competitors may be the strongest in years, and there is definitely opportunity to knock off two-time defending race winner Greg Hodnett.

The challenge takes place this Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 PM when NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series showcases the 410 Sprint Cars in a 35-lap, $5,000-to-win event as the NASCAR 358 Modifieds battlein a 30-lap, $3,000-to-win feature presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Leading the charge is Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Stevie Smith.  A veteran of Sprint Car racing, Smith has claimed victories at almost every track he’s raced at.  Of course, it was August 1990 when the Smith Family’s famed Black Bandit No. 19 sat in Thunder on the Hill victory lane.  Steve Smith Sr. would pilot that machine to the inaugural NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event win.  Now, twenty-six years later the younger Smith – defending PA Speed Week Champion – searches for his first  Thunder on the Hill win a Grandview Speedway.

Sitting second in PA Speed Week Series points is 31-year-old Lucas Wolfe, of Mechanicsburg, PA.  Wolfe certainly knows the fast way around the Bechtelsville high-banks setting quick time at 2015’s Thunder Cup race.  At the 2014, Speed Week event Wolfe pulled alongside eventual race winner Greg Hodnett, with two laps remaining only to be beaten by inches at the line – this wasn’t Wolfe’s first time as a bridesmaid, he finished second to Todd Shaffer at the 2007 Speed Week event.

Kunkletown, PA’s Ryan Smith claimed three victories in 2015, traveling with the All-Star Circuit of Champions and has solid finishes in just three 410 starts at Grandview Speedway with a sixth, fourth and seventh in respectively.

Ryan Taylor’s flashy No. 20 machine is a fan favorite at Grandview Speedway – probably because the 27-year-old racer credits the Bechtelsville clay for piquing his interest in racing action.  Taylor is a proven winner, having claimed victories at the Port Royal Speedway.

Smith’s teammates, 20-year-old Sprint Car aces Brandon and Freddie Rahmer, out of Salfordville, PA, have both claimed home track victories this season – and Freddie has picked up a top-five finish at Grandview’s last two 410 Sprint races.  The Rahmer name is no stranger to Grandview victory lane – Fred Rahmer holds 9 Thunder on the Hill Sprint Car wins and 45 Modified victories.

Other possible first-time winners include Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA; Alan Crimes of Denver, PA, JJ Grasso of Middletown, DE, and Aaron Tot of East Berlin, PA.  Noblesville, IN’s Bryan Clausen has never claimed a winged Sprint Car victory at Grandview, but does hold two wingless Sprint Car wins.

A $200 bonus has been posted to the top 360 Sprint Car, with a $100 bonus to the second 360 Sprint Car.

The Grandview small-block Modified stars will be out in full force defending their home turf: Current weekly series point leader, Craig VonDohren; 10-time Track Champion, Jeff Strunk; two-time 2016 race winner, Duane Howard; and 4-time Thunder on the Hill winner, Doug Manmiller.  Previous Thunder on the Hill modified winners Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, and Kevin Hirthler are all expected to be in attendance.

Advance tickets are on sale now and may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456.  Please provide your name and the number of tickets requested.  Tickets may be picked up and paid for on race night after 3:30 PM.  Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one half hour prior to the sale of General Admission tickets.

Celebrating the 27th season of racing action NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series always includes fun for the fans with activities such as Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience - where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, JOE "THE PIZZA DUDE", giveaways, fireworks and appearances by the Thunder Girls.

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Lincoln Speedway
410 sprints poitns
June 25, 2016
1. Alan Krimes 4375
2. Brian Montieth 4320
3. Jim Siegel 4235
4. Cory Haas 4190
5. Austin Hogue 4175
6. Gerard McIntyre Jr.  4070
7. Freddie Rahmer 3970
8. Adam Wilt 3880
9. Glenndon Forsythe 3880
10. Billy Dietrich 3740

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Port Royal Speedway Hosts PA Speedweek Twice This Week!!

Speedweek action hits oval for Thursday, June 30 special and again July 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6/26/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will be in action twice during the week coming up as two big PA Speedweek shows hit the track, first on Thursday, June 30 and again on Saturday, July 2.

Both shows begin at 7:30 pm.

The entire 2016 speedweek series is sponsored by Always Racing, a pastoral organization that ministers to the motorsports community during times of trauma and also in spiritual need.

The June 30 program features the PA Speedweek sprint cars in a 30-lap main paying $7,000 to win.

The Gray’s Auto and Towing econo late models are also on the program.

Saturday’s show features the speedweek sprints in another 30-lap main, paying $5,000 to the victor.

The second Port Royal race in the inaugural Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge Series with Selinsgrove Speedway is also slated for the holiday weekend card.

The Moon Shine Camo Series event will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start the 25-lap main event for the super late models.

Beavertown’s Hayes Mattern kicked off the series at Port Royal on April 23.

Gates for the Thursday special open at 5:30 pm with Saturday gates opening at 4:30 pm.

Adult general admission Thursday is $20 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $7.

Saturday adult admission is $22 with $7 admission for students.

Already a one-time winner at the track this season, Royersford’s Steve Buckwalter is the defending Port Royal speedweek winner.

The last and only other time that the track has been able to complete two speedweek events in one year was in 2011 when Greg Hodnett and Justin Henderson split a pair of Port Royal features.

Hodnett has been by far the big winner at the track this season, recently recording his sixth oval triumph of the year to increase his point lead in a quest for a first-ever Port Royal track title.

Stevie Smith is the defending overall PA Speedweek series titlist.

Hodnett will be trying to net car owner Michael Heffner his first series title in 2016 aboard Heffner’s famed No. 27.

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$10,000 To Win Williams Grove Speedweek Mitch Smith Memorial Is Friday

305 sprints also in action

6/26/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway will host the biggest event of the 26th Pennsylvania Speedweek series this Friday, July 1 at 8 pm when it hosts the 28th annual Mitch Smith Memorial for sprint cars at 8 pm, paying a hefty $10,000 to win out of a purse worth over $30,000.

Friday’s Mitch Smith Memorial will use time trials to set the field as do all speedweek events and the feature will be 30 laps in distance.

The entire 2016 speedweek series is sponsored by Always Racing, a pastoral organization that ministers to the motorsports community during times of trauma and also in spiritual need.

A special holiday fireworks display is also slated during this Friday’s program.

The PASS/IMCA 305 sprints will also be on the holiday racing card.

The Mitch Smith Memorial began in honor of the late star in 1989.

Known affectionately to most as the “Linglestown Leadfoot,” Smith was one of the most electric sprint car stars to ever grace the Cumberland County oval and the Central PA region with his talents.

Perhaps his biggest claim to fame was his trumping of the world-renowned USAC sprint car stars when they came east to Williams Grove Speedway in 1971.

For comparison purposes, USAC was in 1971 what the World of Outlaws is to sprint car racing today.

They just simply didn’t get beat.

Except by Mitch Smith in Central Pa in 1971.

The USAC’ers were furious.

The PA drivers and fans were famous.

At the end of his four-decade career in 1978, Mitch Smith had amassed 179 overall total career feature wins including 27 in a sprint car and nine in a super modified at Williams Grove alone.

Smith drove for owners like Mary Flack in the Flying Tiger, John Regester, Gary Wasson and Al Hamilton in the famed No. 77.

After being felled by a massive heart attack in 1988, Smith was posthumously inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1995.

Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease have done the best in the Smith Memorial over the years, each owning four victories.

Doug Esh is the defending Smith Memorial champion.

Friday’s event will again be part of the 2016 Hoosier Diamond Series at the oval.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on the night will be donated the 4 Diamonds Fund.

The 4 Diamonds Fund is an organization set up through the Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey to help fight childhood cancer.

Adult general admission for the show is $20 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.  

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway!  

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY FIRECRACKER SATURDAY JUNE 25!

14th RUNNING OF FIRECRACKER 30 FOR 358-360 SPRINT CARS PLUS MOON SHINE CAMO ROUTE 35 LATE MODEL CHALLENGE,
PRO STOCKS, ROADRUNNERS & FIREWORKS!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –  Selinsgrove Speedway will return to racing action at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 25, with the 14th running of the Firecracker 30 for 358-360 sprint cars plus the rescheduled Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series for super late models, pro stocks, roadrunners, and fireworks!  Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Firecracker 30-lap main event for the 358-360 sprint cars will pay $2,500 to win and $275 to start. Drivers will draw for starting positions for the heat races. The race will also be a Newville Family of Companies Night offering bonuses of $200, $125 and $100 to the top three finishing 358 sprint car drivers in the main event.

Last year’s Firecracker 30 was rained out. Past winners of the Firecracker race as a 40-lap contest include the late Jim Nace of Thompsontown (2002), Bob Beidleman of Walnutport (2003), Dave Calaman of Carlisle (2004), Nate Snyder of Halifax (2005), and Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2006).

In 2007, the race was abbreviated to 30 laps and was won by Calaman. Scott Flammer of West Milford, N.J.; (2008) Pat Cannon of Etters (2009); Snyder (2010); Logan Schuchart of Hanover (2011); Heimbach (2012); Jason Shultz of Carlisle (2013); and Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., (2014) also took checkered flags in the race as a 30-lap event.

The super late models will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start the rescheduled Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series race. Company reps will have the Moon Shine Camo merchandise trailer set up at the main gate Saturday.

Hayes Mattern of Beavertown, who drives the Moon Shine Camo sponsored No. 9 late model, opened the inaugural six-race challenge series between Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways with a win at Port Royal in April.

The pro stocks will compete in a 15-lap feature and the roadrunners will close out the racing card with a 12-lap main event.

Weather permitting, the second professional fireworks presentation of the season will take place at intermission.

Track management announced a schedule change for Sunday, July 3. The pro stocks will replace the super sportsman on the racing card with the PA Speedweek Finale for 410 sprint cars and 305 sprint cars.  The 15-lap pro stock feature will be a non points race paying $500 to win. The rain date, if needed, will be Monday, July 4.

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Latimore Valley Fair This Weekend At The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

June 20, 2016

The 32nd annual Latimore Valley Fair begins Friday, June 24 and ends on Sunday, June 26.  The fair is held at the Latimore Valley Fairground beside the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.  The fairground complex is located between Dillsburg, Pa. and York Springs, Pa. off Route 15 on the Latimore Valley Road.

The fair commences at 4 p.m. on Friday. Friday’s activities include live music by the southern rock band Smokin’ Gunzz.  At 7:45 p.m. there will be a rubber duck race in the Latimore Valley creek.  An hour later a raffle will begin featuring items donated by local businesses.

Saturday activities start with an early breakfast at 8 a.m.  A second rubber duck race will float down the creek at 12:45 p.m.  Fifteen minutes later the half-mile dirt Latimore Valley Fair oval will be open to antique automobile racing equipment.  Later in the day, starting at 5 p.m., the country band Border Line will be performing.  Throughout the day, there will be a reptile display at the small pavilion.

Sunday will feature another 8 a.m. breakfast.  From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. there will be a car show featuring classic and muscle cars along with street rods and drag racing machinery.  Music entertainment will come from the rockabilly band Ultra Kings.  The fair officially closes at 6 p.m.

There will be a large display of antique gas and steam engines along with tractors throughout the three days.  A sizeable number of vendors will be selling a wide variety of crafts.  A series of food stands will be open to provide replenishment.

During the three days, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will be open.  There will be a shuttle bus to transport people from the museum to the fairground race track.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues to grow in both racing machinery and in research material.  Over 6,000 racing programs from current and former raceways are available to any individual(s) doing automobile racing study.  The vast Chris Economaki collection, featuring several hundred racing books, is a proud part of the museum.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will have a display on Wednesday, June 29 at the Hagerstown Speedway, located west of Hagerstown, Md.  On July 2, the traveling museum display will be at the Susquehanna Speedway located outside Newberrytown, Pa.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
410 sprint cars    
June 18
1. Alan Krimes 4070
2. Brian Montieth 4010
3. Jim Siegel 3950
4. Austin Hogue 3920
5. Cory Haas 3910
6. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 3830
7. Glenndon Forsythe 3780
8. Freddie Rahmer 3680
9. Adam Wilt 3585
10. Billy Dietrich 3505
358 sprint cars
June 18
1. Adrian Shaffer 3190
2. Chandler Leiby 3180
3. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3170
4. Matt Campbell 3105
5. Jeff Halligan 2990
6. Brent Shearer 2925
7. Cody Fletcher 2865
8. Tyler Esh 2810
9. Doug Hammaker 2805
10. Matt Findley 2780

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FRANEK HOLDS OFF KISSINGER FOR WHITCOMB MEMORIAL SPRINT CAR VICTORY

RINE EDGES CLOSER TO 100TH CAREER SELINSGROVE LATE MODEL VICTORY; HOFFMAN & SNOOK SCORE PRO STOCK & ROADRUNNER WINS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway has been the Achilles heel for Davie Franek in 2016. He has been strong on the United Racing Club 360 sprint car tour all season but ironically it took a Patriot Sprint Tour event for him to really shine at the Snyder County half-mile oval Saturday night.

Franek, of Wantage, N.J., showed the way early on in the Newville Family of Companies 360 sprint car Joe Whitcomb Memorial with the night's quick timer and most recent feature winner Ryan Kissinger in chase. Kissinger made a move in lap traffic to pull even with Franek, but it was to no avail as Franek pulled away to the victory. It was Franek's first win of the year at Selinsgrove Speedway but the tenth of his career.

Jason Shultz ran by Kissinger on the closing laps to take the runner up spot. He never had a chance at the race lead though as the laps wound down. Mark Smith and Eric Tomecek finished out the top five starters.

Patriot Sprint Tour point leader Jared Zimbardi finished in sixth  followed by Cody Keller, Derek Locke, Curt Michael, and Dane Lorenc.

360 sprint car heat races were taken by Ryan Kissinger, Joe Trenca, and Jason Schultz for the Patriot Sprint Tour.  The night’s fast time  award for the 360 Sprint Cars was presented by Fast Tees in memory of Jim Nace. The award went to Ryan Kissinger with a time of 17.792 and  an average speed of 107 mph.

Larry Kelleher was the IBEW Local 1319 Union Hard Charger.

Danny Snyder showed the way early on in the Jeff's Auto Body & Recycling Center Super Late Models. Snyder looked very strong before a yellow flag on lap seven evened things back up and Dave Zona began to shine. Zona made a bold move around the outside on a restart to grab second and then a timely yellow flag gave him an equalized restart.

A big wreck ensued on the restart taking out every car from sixth to tenth except Jeff Rine. Rine would use his second chance at life in this race to the best of his ability and shoot into third on the restart. Zona took the race lead away from Snyder on lap 11 before Rine wrestled it away on lap 13.

Zona kept pace with Rine for the next couple of laps before driving away on his way to his 99th career Selinsgrove feature win. The battle for second was a three car battle all the way to the checkered flag with Zona holding off Snyder and Matt Cochran.

Steve Campbell rounded out the top five starters followed by Bryan Bernheisel, Donnie Schick, Coleby Frye, Jason Smith, and Jim Yoder. Late Model heat races went to Bryan Bernheisel, Tony Adams, and Danny Snyder.

AJ Hoffman started from the pole of Saturday night's A&A Auto Stores  Pro Stock feature and once he got in front he never looked back leading all 15 laps on his way to his 43rd career Selinsgrove Speedway win and  his second win of the season. He is the divisions’ first repeat winner.

Jake Buck and Tommy Slanker kept the pressure on Hoffman early in the event but as the feature ran through Hoffman pulled away. He said they made many changed to the car before the feature and the changes sure paid off. Buck held onto second before Brandon Moser darter by the battle for second to take the runner up spot. Buck held off Slaker for third at the line. Slanker and Kurt Wray rounded out the top five finishers.

Pro Stock heat races were won by Brad Mitch and AJ Hoffman.

The Roadrunners closed out the night’s racing action with a thriller of a feature event between Dustin Snook who was searching for his second win of the season and Keith Bissinger. Snook stayed loyal to the outside line for the whole race while Bissinger plugged away on the inside.

Bissinger pushed the issue a little too far just past halfway and his machine spun in the turn. Bissinger was not out of it though! He drove back through the field into second. The race was Snook's at that point though as he took his second win of the season.

Snook said in victory lane the track was tricky but he knew he needed to stay on the outside to claim the win. Bissinger was second followed by Butch Scaffer, Smith Cope, and Tom Underwood in the top five.  Miranda Minium and Ken Schreffler rounded out the field.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY– 18 June 2016
360 Sprint Cars – 25 Entries
30-Lap Joe Whitcomb Memorial: 1) 28F Davie Franek  2) 29 Jason Shultz  3) 66 Ryan Kissinger  4) 1 Mark Smith  5) 1W Eric Tomecek  6) 35 Jared Zimbardi  7) 99K Cody Keller  8) 77 Derek Locke  9) 5G Curt Michael  10) 00 Dane Lorenc  11) 76 Larry Kelleher  12) 22 Troy Betts  13) 79 Jordan Thomas  14) 98 Joe Trenca  15) 33 Michael Walter II  16) 10 Pauly Colagiovanni  17) C4 Jim Shuster  18) 5W Phil Walter  19) 67 Steve Collins  20) 54jr Scott Just  21) 54j Dave Just  22) 25 Paul Habeck  23) 25G Tyler Graves  24) 23 TJ Stutts

Heat Winners:   Ryan Kissinger, Joe Trenca, Jason Shultz

Time Trials:  1) 66 Ryan Kissinger 17.792  2) 00 Dane Lorenc 17.964  3) 1 Mark Smith 18.030  4) 1W Eric Tomecek 18.048  5) 23 TJ Stutts 18.096  6) 33 Michael Walter II 18.129  7) 77 Derek Locke 18.166  8) 98 Joe Trenca 18.167  9) 29 Jason Shultz 18.175  10) 35 Jared Zimbardi 18.217  11) 49S Mallie Shuster 18.227  12) 28F Davie Franek 18.231  13) 79 Jordan Thomas 18.236  14) C4 Jim Shuster 18.265  15) 67 Steve Collins 18.270  16) 5G Curt Michael 18.343  17) 99K Cody Keller 18.372  18) 5W Phil Walter 18.416  19) 25 Paul Habeck 18.474  20) 76 Larry Kelleher 18.658  21) 54jr Scott Just 18.838  22) 10 Pauly Colagiovanni 18.852  23) 22 Troy Betts 18.887  24) 54j Dave Just 19.048  25) 25G Tyler Graves 19.243

Late Models – 22 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine   2) 99Z Dave Zona  3) 4S Danny Snyder  4) 16 Matt Cochran  5) 2 Steve Campbell  6) 119B Bryan Bernheiel  7) 1 Donnie Schick  8) 0 Coleby Frye  9) 28 Jason Smith  10) 24 Jim Yoder  11) 86 Austin Berry  12) 90 Kyle Rhoads  13) 10 Dave Stamm  14) 33C Chris Casnerr  15) 63 Nathan Long  16) 99 Steve Stitt  17) 77 Taylor Houtz  18) 88 Tony Adams  19) 9 Hayes Mattern  20) 7M Meade Hahn  21) 33 Terry Goshorn  22) 18 David Mecum
Heat Winners:  Bryan Bernheisel, Danny Snyder, Tony Adams

Pro Stocks - 17 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 6C AJ Hoffman  2) 8M Brandon Moserr  3) 11 Jake Buck  4) 40 Tommy  Slanker  5) 71 Kurt Wray  6) 88 Matt Hornberger  7) 55T John Troxell  8) 4 Jim Payne  9) 55 Lori Croop  10) 14C Bill Conrad  11) 10M Brad Mitch  12) 2C Adam Campbell  13) 26S AJ Stroup  14) 33 Curtis Lawton  15) 83 Matt Wilson  16) 13 Zach Romig  17) 8K Jeremy Kline
Heat Winners:  AJ Hoffman, Brad Mitch

Roadrunners – 7 Entries
10-Lap A-Main:  1) 15 Dustin Snook  2) 11 Keith Bissinger  3) 7 Butch Shaffer  4) 1 Smith Cope  5) 12 Tom Underwood 6) 28M Miranda Minium  7) 32 Ken Schreffler

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ANOTHER 410 SPRINT CAR THRILLER AT LINCOLN; HOGUE IN VICTORY LANE THIS TIME

Shaffer ninth winner in 10 races in 358 sprint cars; Enders tracks down Criswell for super sportsman win

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 6/18/2016 – Dover’s Austin Hogue caught race-long leader Tyler Ross as the two leaders were crossing under the white flag to score his first win of the year in the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

“I didn’t want to have to work that hard!” said Hogue upon exiting his BAPS Auto Paints and Supply/Livingston Lawn Care/Abe Service Company #52 in victory lane, “Tyler ran me clean and it was an awesome race. You feel bad taking ‘em on the last lap…I don’t know what to say I’m so excited because it’s been one of those years.”

“Fast cars, but just not able to get it accomplished here,” added Hogue after scoring his second Lincoln win, “It’s a huge weight off my shoulders. We’ve been on and off. This consistency thing has been a struggle for us, but luckily we got it done here tonight and I can’t thank the guys enough.”

Hogue, who started third, passed Gerard McIntyre, Jr. for second on a sixth-lap restart and chased outside front row starter Ross for the next 18 laps. The race-winning move came as the two leaders raced through lapped traffic exiting turn four of lap 24.

“I wasn’t catching him on the top and I knew Gerard was down there,” said Hogue, “It was worth the shot and I was hoping the rubber would come in. It did at the very end, and luckily it came in just in time.”

A disappointed Ross finished second, with McIntyre, ninth-starting Brian Montieth, and points leader Alan Krimes rounding out the top five. Sixth through tenth were Cory Haas, Jim Siegel, 14th-starting Chad Trout, Mike Bittinger, and Brandon Rahmer.

Heats for the 26 410 Sprints were won by Montieth, Freddie Rahmer, and Haas.

Adrian Shaffer came from eighth starting spot to score his first Lincoln win of the year in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature. Shaffer was already in the top five by the end of the first lap and was running third by the end of lap three. He passed Tyler Esh for second on lap 11 and drove around Brie Hershey for the race lead on lap 15.

That was the last of four lead changes of the event. Friday night Williams Grove winner Brie Hershey led the first lap from her outside front row starting spot before fourth-starting Esh took over. He they led for the next five laps before Hershey reclaimed the lead on lap eight.

Tenth-starting Matt Campbell came on late to pressure Shaffer for the lead in lapped traffic over the final four laps of the non-stop event, timed at 5 minutes, 44.6 seconds. He settled for second, with Hershey, Doug Hammaker, and 12th-starting Jeff Halligan rounding out the top five.

Heats for the 28 358 Sprints were won by Dwight Leppo, Jeff Rohrbaugh, and Hammaker, with Chandler Leiby winning the consolation.

Mike Enders caught race-long leader Chad Criswell on lap 17 and drove away to his third career Lincoln win in the 25-lap super sportsman feature event. Criswell crossed second .62 seconds behind the winner, with polesitter Scott Dellinger, Paul Miller, and Timmie Barrick completing the top five.

Heats for the 18 Super Sportsman were won by Criswell and Doug Dodson, who dropped from the feature field while running third.

Lincoln swings back into action next Saturday night, June 25th the Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek 17th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win) plus Central PA Legends. Time trials get underway at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 5:30 PM.

RACE RESULTS
Saturday, June 18, 2016
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 1X-Chad Trout; 9. 12-Mike Bittinger; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 12. 19-Colby Womer; 13. 99M-Kyle Moody; 14. 39-Anthony Macri; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher; 16. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 17. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 18. 4-John Rudisill; 19. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 20. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 21. 91-David Quackenbush (DNF); 22. 75-Frankie Herr (DNF); 23. 83-Cody Fairchok (DNF); DNS – 12B-Brad Franks. No Time

Lap Leaders – Tyler Ross (1-23), Austin Hogue (24-25)

358 Sprints Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 41-Jeff Halligan; 6. 35-Tyler Esh; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. 4-Dwight Leppo; 10. 12-Brent Shearer; 11. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 12. 23-Chris Arnold; 13. 7-Trey Hivner; 14. 119-Chandler Leiby; 15. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 16. 4R-Tyler Walton; 17. 5A-Brian Allman; 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 28-Matt Findley; 20. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 21. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 22. 64-Randy Whisler; 23. 21X-Kyle Abrahims (DNF); 24. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr. (DNF). Time – 5:44.66

Lap Leaders – Brie Hershey (1), Tyler Esh (2-7), Brie Hershey (8-14), Adrian Shaffer (15-20)

Sportsman Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 3B-Mike Enders; 2. 55C-Chad Criswell; 3. 30-Scott Dellinger; 4. 58-Paul Miller; 5. 7B-Timmie Barrick; 6. 75-Kenny Edkin; 7. 77-Russ Mitten; 8. 32-Gregg Foster; 9. 318-Teddy Thomas; 10. 29-Adam Wray; 11. 11-Steve Fannasy; 12. 20W-Davie Walsh; 13. 14-Nate Young; 14. 11S-John Stoll, Jr.; 15. 20-Dave Lightner; 16. 8-Rich Eichelberger (DNF); 17. 54-Doug Dodson (DNF); 18. 91-Lanny Hake (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Chad Criswell (1-16), Mike Enders (17-25)

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Buckwalter Wins Hotly Contested Williams Grove Speedway Sprints

Lady Racer Hershey Kicks Off Nouse Summer Series For 358 Sprints With Win

6/17/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mechanicsburg – “The Royersford Rocket,” Steve Buckwalter won a thrilling and hotly contested sprint car event at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, holding off the furious challenges of Brian Montieth, Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett to pick up the victory.

Elsewhere, the kickoff of the 2016 Nouse Signs and Graphics 358 Sprint Summer Series saw the $1,000 victory go to lady racer Brie Hershey of Enola.

Buckwalter slid to the outside of the front row for the start of the 25-lap 410-sprint car main when Chad Trout failed to start the event.

However polesitter Rodney Westhafer had things well in hand when the race began and was leading over Buckwalter on the second tour when he spun his car in the fourth turn at the same time as Lucas Wolfe slowed with a flipped up front wing.

This handed control to Buckwalter who saw Aaron Ott blast from fourth to second on the restart and begin challenging for the lead.

Ott pulled a slider on Buckwalter in the fourth turn as the pair raced to complete lap nine only to see Buckwalter drop off of the cushion and reclaim command and all the while the front duo were racing one another, moving forward was Montieth from 12th starting spot, Danny Dietrich from ninth and Greg Hodnett from 11th.

Buckwalter was still doing his best to keep Ott at bay when the red flag appeared with 13 laps down for a frontstretch series of flips by Todd Allen.

It was Allen whom Buckwalter had just put a lap down as the pair exited the fourth turn that ended up biting the outside rail before catapaulting up and forward into the wall and catch fence.

Buckwalter had Ott, Montieth, Dietrich and Hodnett in tow for the new green and as the final 12 laps went non-stop, so was the action for the lead and win.

With five laps to go, the front four cars were under a blanket with no more than one car length between each of them as they sliced and diced high and low for the win.

Montieth threw down a major slide job in the second turn of the 21st lap only to see Buckwalter vault back out in front as the pair shot onto the backstretch and all the while both Dietrich and Hodnett were waiting to pounce.

Two laps later, Montieth layed down another huge slider in the second corner to gain command and again Buckwalter retook the top spot however this time as Montieth slid sideways Dietrich bit fast on the bottom and drove up off of the low groove into second as both he and Buckwalter overtook Montieth.

Dietrich then made his attempts for the win with Buckwalter on the high cushion however the Gettysburg driver came up just short at the finish with Buckwalter scoring the payday by a scant .164-second margin.

It was Buckwalter’s seventh career victory at the oval.

“I could hear them back there,” Buckwalter said of his three challengers. “I don’t like winning that way.  I played a lot of defense there but then a wins a win.”

Montieth was third followed by Hodnett and Freddie Rahmer.

Sixth through 10th went to Aaron Ott, Cory Haas, Alan Krimes, Doug Esh and Brock Zearfoss.

Heats went to Alan Krimes, Lucas Wolfe and Rodney Westhafer with Rick Lafferty claiming the consolation.

Beautiful lady racer Brie Hershey would end up leading all 25-laps of the 358 sprint main however to say she cruised to the win would be incorrect.

For most of the race she had the lead well in hand but a late race challenge developed from 12th starter Doug Hammaker.

On a lap 16 restart, Hammaker blasted from sixth to third, driving to the outside and around Kevin Nouse, Troy Wagaman Jr. and Kyle Denmyer.

And then with seven laps to go, Hammaker disposed of Nyle Berkes for second in order to have a clear shot at the leader when a final caution flag bunched the field on lap 19.

Hershey went for the low block when action resumed as Hammaker committed to the top and then as Hershey scrubbed speed while sliding up across the track, Hammaker shot into the lead however Hershey was stout enough to not led Hammaker get away and she motored back alongside and into control on the backchute.

This gave her the edge she needed to the finish to pick up the win, her third career Williams Grove checkers.

Hammker rode home second followed by Berkes, Nouse and Denmyer.

Sixth through 10th went to Wagaman, Matt Findley, Todd Rittenouse Jr., Glenndon Forsythe and David Holbrook.

Holbrook was the Consumer Insurance Agency Hard Charger for driving from 23rd spot up to 10th.

Heats went to Findley, Denmyer and Hammaker with Rich Eichelberger scoring the consolation.

June 17, 2016 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Aaron Ott, 7. Cory Haas, 8. Alan Krimes, 9. Doug Esh, 10. Brock Zearfoss, 11. Austin Hogue, 12. Rodney Westhafer, 13. Brent Marks, 14. Matt Campbell, 15. Frankie Herr, 16. Daryl Stimeling, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Jim Shuster, 19. Zach Eucalano, 20. Rick Lafferty, 21. Todd Allen, 22. Todd Berkheimer, 23. Lucas Wolfe, 24. Chad Trout

358 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brie Hershey, 2. Doug Hammaker, 3. Nyle Berkes, 4. Kevin Nouse, 5. Kyle Denmyer, 6. Tim Wagaman Jr., 7. Matt Findley, 8. Todd Rittenouse Jr., 9. Glenndon Forsythe, 10. David Holbrook, 11. Rich Eichelberger, 12. Brian Garland, 13. DJ Montgomery, 14. Aaron Eichelberger, 15. Chris Arnold, 16. Todd Reed, 17. Tyler Esh, 18. Chris Frank, 19. Chad Trout, 20. Jordan Givler, 21. Adrian Shaffer, 22. Jeff Halligan, 23. Phil Walter, 24. Chandler Leiby

410 Sprint Car Drivers Points
1. Danny Dietrich 2310
2. Greg Hodnett 2280
3. Doug Esh 2210
4. Brian Montieth 2170
5. Cory Haas 1860
6. Freddie Rahmer 1720
7. Lucas Wolfe 1685
8. Autin Hogue 1660
9. Brock Zearfoss 1655
10. Ryan Smith 1560

358 Sprints
1. Kevin Nouse 750
2. Adrian Shaffer 700
3. Brie Hershey 670
4. Doug Hammaker 655
5. Glenndon Forsythe 650
6. Chris Arnold 635
7. Nyle Berkes 620
8. David Holbrook 570
9. Chandler Leiby 560
10. Matt Findley 560

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PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR WHITCOMB MEMORIAL FOR 360 SPRINT CARS THIS SATURDAY

SPEEDWAY SWITCHES TO 7:30 PM SUMMER START TIME

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will honor the memory of sprint car driver Joe Whitcomb with the 13th annual running of the Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 18.  Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The 30-lap sprint car feature, a tribute to honor the late open wheel racer from Millersburg who succumbed to injuries sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the track on June 21, 2003, will pay $2,571 to win and $271 to start.  Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format.

The speedway’s and Patriot Sprint Tour’s rules will be both be in effect/interchangeable for the 360 sprint car division for the Whitcomb Memorial. Saturday’s race will be the first and only event sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour this season at the track.   

Advanced Concrete Systems of Middleburg will be the title sponsor of the four division show, which will also feature the super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners.

Previous winners of the Whitcomb Memorial include Nate Snyder of Halifax (2004); Kevin Nagy of East Brunswick, N.J. (2005); Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2006, 2007, 2008); Pat Cannon of Etters (2009, 2010, 2013); and the only four-time winner TJ Stutts of Liverpool (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015).

Whitcomb, a dedicated racer most of his life, began his career in go-karts at the age of seven.  He won hundreds of races in karting and was a three-time national karting champion.  A highlight during his karting career was an appearance on ESPN.

In 2001, Whitcomb became a regular competitor at Selinsgrove in the 358 sprint car, driving his trademark blue and yellow number 71 racer.  That year, Whitcomb became Selinsgrove Speedway’s Sportsman of the Year.

Whitcomb won his first sprint car race at Selinsgrove on June 8, 2002, ending the five-race winning streak of champion Chad Layton.  Whitcomb also won sprint car races at Williams Grove and Bridgeport Speedways during his racing career.

The speedway will round out of the month Saturday, June 25, with the Firecracker 30 for 360 sprints plus the rescheduled Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Late Model Challenge Series race, pro stocks, roadrunners, and fireworks!

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will host the Burris Money Series for go karts at 9 a.m. this Sunday, June 19. There will be no racing at the track Friday, June 17.

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

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BONUSES ABOUND FOR FRED RAHMER PROMOTIONS PATH VALLEY SPEEDWEEK COMPETITORS

Rahmer Gifts a Vegas Trip to One Lucky Sprint Car Competitor, Plus Bonuses for Micros and Race Fans!

SPRING RUN, PA (June 15, 2016) – A trip to Las Vegas is planned for one lucky 410 Sprint Car driver as Fred Rahmer Promotions prepares for the third annual Party at the Path on Sunday, June 26 – a staple of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek – at Spring Run, Pennsylvania’s Path Valley Speedway.

“I’ve told everyone from the beginning, I’m not trying to have races.  I’m trying to have an event, an experience for the fans,” Promoter and Sprint Car kingpin Fred Rahmer stated.  “When you get racing things get busy, we’re offering up this trip to Las Vegas for one driver to help them have an experience that they may not.”

Airfare and Hotel Accommodations for two people, for four nights and three days.  The winner will be selected at random from the list of competitors that compete in all three Fred Rahmer Promotions/Path Valley Speedway events throughout the 2016 season.

The Las Vegas trip is just one of many bonuses lined up for 410 Sprint Car competitors.

On Sunday, June 26 the 40-lap A-Main will honor legendary car owner, Harry Fletcher, and pay $6,600 to the winner.  Eagle Evergreens presents the Quick Time Bonus paying $500.  Heat wins will be rewarded with a $300 bonus courtesy of individual heat race sponsors: Freedom Power Sports, Buck Rubs, Emory Transmissions, and Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Along with the $1,000 jackpot to the 600cc Micro Sprint winner, Micro Sprint heat races will offer an additional $100.  600 Micro Sprint competitor Perfect Attendance bonuses include random drawings for a XXX Micro Sprint Racing Chassis, a $500 Hyper Racing Gift Certificate, and a test session in one of Fred Rahmer’s RBR Racing 410 Sprint Cars.  An additional test session will be awarded to the competitor that wins the season-long Micro Sprint Point Standings.

Race Fans will also be able to participate in a random drawing for 3 32-inch televisions courtesy of Leffler Energy.  Fans can fill out the Leffler Energy TV giveaway form and place their name in a special box, where 3 random fans will be selected.

The year’s Party at the Path provides a full day of jam-packed excitement.

The event kicks off at 12 PM at Hammond’s Grove Picnic Area located at 19898 Hammond Road – approximate one mile from Path Valley Speedway.  Fans will be treated to free food, games, give-a-ways and live music courtesy of popular rock band, Southern Edge.  The RBR Racing Leffler Energy 410 Sprint Car will be on display, giving fans an intimate look at the powerful machines.

At 2 PM, Hammond’s Grove transforms into the ultimate display of power, as five-divisions of 1800 horsepower Mod Turbo Tractors competing in a Truck and Tractor Pull presented by Interstate Pullers. General admission Adult tickets for the Tractor Pull are $12 and Children 8-12 are $6.

The nightcap includes the ever-exciting 410 Sprint Cars in the 40-Lap Harry Fletcher Tribute Race, as part of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek.  Also on the card, the 600cc Micro Sprints.  General Admission tickets at Path Valley Speedway are $20 and children under 12 are admitted FREE!  General Pit Access is $30.

A discount of $2 is available for fans attending both events.  Fans can purchase General Admission wristbands at the Path Valley Speedway Park starting at noon and can display that wristband at Hammond’s Grove to receive their discount.  Fans can also display their Tractor Pull Admission wristband at the Path Valley Speedway and receive the same discount.

A shuttle will be available to transport fans to Hammond’s Grove from Path Valley Speedway and back.  Tickets for the Path Valley Speedway event will be available for purchase at the Hammond’s Grove pre-race party.

Competitors interested in participating can find entry forms and a full pay structure at www.fredrahmerpromotions.com  

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LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
410 sprint cars
June 11
1. Alan Krimes 3745
2. Brian Montieth 3680
3. Jim Siegel 3635
4. Cory Haas 3590
5. Adam Wilt 3585
6. Austin Hogue 3570
7. G. McIntyre Jr. 3495
8. G. Forsythe 3485
9. Freddie Rahmer 3430
10. Robbie Kendall 3415
358 sprints
June 8
1. Chandler Leiby 2900
2. Jeff Rohrbaugh 2860
3. Adrian Shaffer 2840
4. Matt Campbell 2765
5. Jeff Halligan 2665
6. Brent Shearer 2625
7. Cody Fletcher 2550
8. Matt Findley 2525
9. Tyler Esh 2490
10. Doug Hammaker 2475

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July 9
1. Alan Krimes 5060
2. Brian Montieth 4925
3. Jim Siegel 4845
4. Cory Haas 4805
5. Austin Hogue 4685
6. G. McIntyre Jr.  4640
7. F. Rahmer 4610
8. G. Forsythe 4455
9. Adam Wilt 4440
10. Danny Dietrich 4320   
358 sprints
July 2
1. Chandler Leiby 3810
2. Adrian Shaffer 3785
3. Matt Campbell 3670
4. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3580
5. Doug Hammaker 3455
6. Brent Shearer 3445
7. Tyler Esh 3420
8. Jeff Halligan 3410
9. Cody Fletcher 3375
10. Matt Findley 3345
 

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410s

July 15
1. Danny Dietrich 2840
2. Greg Hodnett 2800
3. Brian Montieth 2570
4. Doug Esh 2535
5. Cory Haas 2185
6. Freddie Rahmer 2140
7. Lucas Wolfe 1995
8. Brock Zearfoss 1975
9. Autin Hogue 1945
10. Alan Krimes 1875

358 sprint cars

July 15

1. Doug Hammaker 955
2. Kevin Nouse 950
3. Adrian Shaffer 930
4. G. Forsythe 820
5. Matt Findley 810
6. Chandler Leiby 800
7. Chris Arnold 785
8. David Holbrook 750
9. Brie Hershey 720
10. Nyle Berkes 670

 

 Super Sportsman

July 3
1. Scott Geesey 1890
2. Russ Mitten 1680
3. Scott Dellinger 1670
4. Tony Jackson 1580
5. R. Eichelberger 1580
6. Mike Enders 1560
7. Gregg Foster 1490
8. Chad Criswell 1320
9. Kenny Edkin 1250
10. Paul Miller 1240

 

Port Royal

June 18
1. Greg Hodnett 3380
2. Mike Wagner 3250
3. Doug Esh 3240
4. Ryan Taylor 3190
5. Dylan Cisney 3180
6. Brock Zearfoss 3075
7. Lucas Wolfe 2745
8. Curt Stroup 2710
9. S. Buckwalter 2705
10. Aaron Ott  2585
 

Selinsgrove
360s

 April 15

1. Cody Keller 350
2. Mark Smith  320
3. R. Stillwaggon 300
4. Justin Barger 290
5. Jason Clauss 280
6. Davie Franek 270
7. Curt Michael 260
8. Derek Locke  250
9. Steve Collins 240
10. Ryan Kissinger 230

 

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