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Selinsgrove Speedway will present one of the northeast’s premier dirt track racing events sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS) this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, culminating with the 16th annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open Sunday night!

More than $75,000 in prize money will be offered as part of the Late Model National Open over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The winner of Saturday night’s 40-lap “Showdown on Sand Hill” preliminary feature will collect $8,000, with the victor of Sunday night’s 50-lap National Open finale earning $10,000. Each night of racing will include time trials, qualifying races, and feature events.

The speedway’s pro stock division will join the late models on Saturday in a 20-lap main event paying $500 to win and $75 to start, and the 358 late models (open tire) will share the racing card on Sunday in a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Track gates will open at 4 p.m., with qualifying slated to begin at 7 p.m. both nights.

Last year marked the first time the WoO LMS sanctioned a race at Selinsgrove Speedway. Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, Pa., won his first career race at Selinsgrove in Saturday’s preliminary event, while Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., also scored his first-ever win at the track in the National Open finale. Lanigan, a 13-time winner in 2014, currently leads the WoO LMS standings by 278 points over Rick Eckert of York, Pa.

Chris Shuey of Orefield won the inaugural Late Model Open in 1999 followed by a win in the 2001 race. Jeff Rine of Danville, the track’s nine-time track champion, is the only four-time winner of the race, having won the Open in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009.  Nick Dickson of Lewistown is the only other repeat winner with victories in 2007 and 2012.

Other past winners of the Late Model Open include Kenny Pettyjohn of Millsboro, Del. (2000); Dale Kerstetter of Liverpool (2002); Jeff Smith of Blain (2003); Scott Haus of Hamburg (2004); Dan Stone of Thompson (2010); and Eckert (2011).

The Dauntless Hook & Ladder Fire Co. will be holding a Pork BBQ sandwich sale in the speedway parking lot Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. until race time. The cost is just $5.50 per sandwich and proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit injured sprint car drivers Duane Mausteller of Bloomsburg and Jamie Collard of Burford, Ontario. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase.

Advance reserved seating and general admission tickets can be purchased by credit card by calling the track office at 570.374.2999. The entire covered grandstand will be reserved both nights; season reserved seats will be honored for reserved seat ticketholders. FREE camping will be permitted on the speedway grounds over the National Open weekend.  

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2999. For more information on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, visit worldofoutlaws.com.

WoO LMS 40-Lap Preliminary Purse for 8/30/14: 1) $8,000 2) $4,000 3) $2,700 4) $2,300 5) $2,000 6) $1,600 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,000 12) $900 13) $850 14) $800 15) $750 16) $700 17) $660 18) $640 19) $620 20-24) $600
Also Racing: Pro Stocks  / $500 to win; $75 to start
Admission for 8/30/14: Adults: $35; Students (12-17) $20; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes: $40

WoO LMS 50-Lap National Open Purse for 8/31/14: 1) $10,000 2) $5,000 3) $3,000 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,050 12) $1,000 13) $950 14) $900 15) $850 16) $800 17) $770 18) $750 19) $730 20-24) $700
Also Racing: Limited Late Models / $1,000 to win; $100 to start
Admission for 8/31/14: Adults: $38; Students (12-17) $20; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes: $40   

32nd annual Williams Grove Speedway Jack Gunn Memorial “Down Under” This Friday

Prestigious sprint car event offers unique format, total purse worth nearly $30,000



Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway will present the 32nd annual Jack Gunn Memorial for 410 sprint cars this Friday night, August 29 at 7:30 pm.

The 2014 event, run in honor of the late Promoter Of The Year as it has every year since 1983, will be conducted using a format similar to that used in most if not all Australian sprint car races.

The 30-lap Jack Gunn Memorial “Down Under” will offer $6,000 to win the 30-lap main event out of a total purse worth nearly $30,000 in total.  

Time trials will set heat starting grids and every driver will compete in two heat events with points earned from heat performances helping to formulate a dash lineup and a feature lineup.    

Fireworks will also be part of the special event that is the next to last leg of the 2014 Diamond Series for the sprints at Williams Grove.  

The popular Williams Grove Saturday Series street stocks are also on the Gunn Memorial racing program.

Adult general admission for the special show is just $16 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $8.

And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway!      

The Gunn Memorial race has been run annually every year since 1983 in honor of the late, great, nationally recognized 1979 Promoter Of The Year Gunn, who not only guided ovals like Williams Grove to worldwide fame but who also at times during his career held the reigns of tracks like Penn National, Selinsgrove and Hagerstown, Md.

Over the years only the sports most elite drivers have driven to victory in the prestigious event.

Names like Bobby Allen, Doug Wolfgang, Dave Blaney, Kenny Jacobs, Don Kreitz Jr., Frankie Kerr, Lance Dewease, Stevie Smith, Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman all dot the event win list.

The defending Jack Gunn Memorial titlist is Fred Rahmer, who is now retired but currently fields a car for 1998 Gunn champion Stevie Smith.  

Williams Grove Speedway will return just two nights later with the running of the Billy Kimmel Memorial on Sunday evening, August 31 at 7:30 pm.

The show will feature the 410 sprints and the super sportsman as well as a holiday fireworks display.

1983            Bobby Allen
1984            Randy Wolfe
1985            Doug Wolfgang
1986            Dave Blaney
1987            Doug Wolfgang
1988            Don Kreitz Jr.
1989            Kenny Jacobs
1990            Don Kreitz Jr.
1991            Frankie Kerr
1992            Don Kreitz Jr.
1993            Don Kreitz Jr.
1994            Don Kreitz Jr.
1995            Lance Dewease
1996            Lance Dewease
1997            Kevin Gobrecht
1998            Stevie Smith
1999            Kevin Gobrecht
2000            Todd Shaffer
2001           Keith Kauffman
2002          Lance Dewease
2003            Greg Hodnett
2004            Lucas Wolfe
2005            Jason Johnson
2006            Doug Esh
2007            Mark Smith
2008            Brian Leppo
2009            Daryn Pittman
2010            Don Kreitz Jr.
2011            Fred Rahmer
2012           Cory Haas
2013        Fred Rahmer


Port Royal Labor Day Classic Offers $10 Race Admission & Free Fair Admission

Sprints Vie For 4K To Win, $300 To Start/Evening Demo Derby Offers $1,000 To Win



Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will host a daytime fair classic when it spins off the 63rd annual Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints on Labor Day afternoon, September 1 at 1 pm, as part of the 160th annual  Juniata County Fair.  

The Gray’s Licensing 355 econo late models and four cylinder stock cars will join the sprint cars for a day at the fair as part of the Juniata County Fair that gets underway on August 30 and runs through September 6.  

Grandstand gates will open at 10 am with racing slated for 1 pm.   

Presented by Foss Jewelers of Mifflintown and Lewistown, the sprint cars will vie for $4,000 to win and $300 just to start the Labor Day Classic.

The first Labor Day Classic was held in 1952 when Earl Bryner took the win.  Since then names like Sherm Greenaway, Eddie McCardle, Toby Tobias, Leroy Felty, Bobby Weaver, Bobby Davis Jr., Don Kreitz Jr, Jeff Shepard and Mike Erdley have taken wins.

Lance Dewease is the defending Labor Day Classic champion.

No driver has been more successful in the Labor Day Classic for sprints than retired veteran Todd Shaffer of Millerstown, who owns six victories in the prestigious race.

Shaffer first took the win in his own No. 11 back in 1987 before repeating in 1990 and 1991.  He then returned for wins in the Beam No. 88 in 1995, 2004 and in 2008.  

Following Shaffer closely on the Labor Day win list is another retiree, Lynn Paxton, who not only won five in his career but did it in back to back style from 1976 through 1980.  

Daytime master Don Kreitz Jr. also owns five Labor Day wins, coming in 1986, 1992, 1993, 1998 and in 2001.  

Port Royal Speedway will close Labor Day with a two-division Demolition Derby at 6 pm.

Demos will take place for both four and six cylinder vehicles, paying $1,000 to win each.  

Grandstand admission is priced at just $5.  


Port Royal Hosts Big Money Late Model Renninger Memorial Saturday

Late Models Race For Purse Worth Over $15,000 To Open 160th Annual Juniata Fair

410 sprints, econo lates and xtreme stocks also on August 30th Fair Opener



Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will open the 160th annual Juniata County Fair this Saturday, August 30 at 7 pm with the prestigious and lucrative 11th annual Butch Renninger Memorial for late models, boasting a total A Main purse worth more than $15,000 including $3,333 to win and $300 just to start the 30-lap feature.

The Renninger Memorial late model feature event will also pay $33 a lap to lead and heats for the event will pay $33 to win along with a $33 award for fast time, which means if one driver could win his heat and wire the field for the Renninger victory, he could pocket over $4,400.    

The Jake’s Carts/Enviroman super late models will be joined in the Renninger Memorial program by the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, Gray’s Licensing 355 econo late models and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.

Both the econos and xtreme stocks will race for increased purses as well, all in honor of Renninger.  Econo heat races will pay $25 to win and payoffs for second and third have also been posted.   

Butch Renninger was a three-time Port Royal late model track titlist that passed away suddenly after completing an enduro dash at the track in May, 2004 at the young age of 62.  

Renninger, whose father had prepared the track prior to his son’s involvement, was a fixture at the track for some four decades, overseeing among other things the oval’s concessions and track preparation.

York Haven’s Jason Covert is the defending winner of the Renninger Memorial for late models.

Other previous winners have been: Steve Campbell, 2005; Scott Haus, 2006; Mitch Hack, 2007; Jere Wierman, 2008; TimWilson, 2009; Waylon Wagner, 2010; Jeff Rine, 2011; and Greg Satterlee, 2012.  Super lates were not part of the first Renninger Memorial races in 2004.

Gates for the big August 30 Port Royal program will open at 4 pm with racing slated for 7 pm.  

Adult general admission is set at $18 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $5.  

Port Royal returns to action the next night, August 31 at 7 pm with an exciting Interstate Truck And Tractor Pullers Association sanctioned modified and turbo truck and tractor pull on the speedway frontstretch.

And then the finale for the weekend takes place on Labor Day, Monday September 1 at 1 pm with the running of the 63rd annual Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints, paying $4,000 to win and $300 to start.’

Econo lates and four cylinder stock cars are also on the Labor Day agenda.  

Fair admission is free for the Labor Day races with race admission for adults set at JUST $10 and students ages 12 – 18 priced at the usual low price of $5.    

Labor Day will conclude with a two division Demolition Derby at the track at 6 pm Monday evening with admission set at just $5 for the grandstand.  



Following a string of strong finishes at Selinsgrove Speedway in recent years, Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, N.J., scored his first career win at the Snyder County half-mile oval in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature.

Stillwaggon, driving the Quality Auto Body No. 89, held off three-time winner TJ Stutts of Liverpool for the $2,000 victory and became the track’s eighth different 360 sprint car winner this season.

Jeff Rine of Danville wired the field in a brand-new race car for his fifth win of the year in the 30-lap super late model tune-up race. The victory marked the 90th of Rine’s career at the track. Steve Campbell of Danville was the night’s overall fast qualifier with a lap time of 18.996.

Nathan Long of Selinsgrove scored his third win of the season in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while Keith Bissinger of Orangeville made a last-lap pass by John Fowler Jr. of Montandon for his seventh win of the year in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open weekend Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31. Saturday night’s preliminary race will feature the super late models in a 40-lap main event paying $8,000 to win along with pro stocks, followed by Sunday night’s 50-lap 16th annual Open paying $10,000 to win with 358 late models on the racing card. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. both nights.

Polesitter Matt Horst and second-place starter Joe Trenca dueled for the lead at the start of the sprint car feature. Trenca edged out Horst on the first lap for the lead and set a quick pace around the smooth, fast half-mile oval.

On the third lap, a 10-car melee unfolded in turn three, sidelining a number of drivers, including points leader and leading feature winner Mark Smith for the night. There were no injuries reported.

When the race resumed, Trenca led another lap as eighth-place starter Robbie Stillwaggon put in a bid for the front spot. After Stillwaggon made a pass for the lead, the caution flag unfurled for Jim Shuster in turn two. Trenca retained the lead for the restart until Horst drove by him and led the race through lap 10.

On the 11th circuit, Stillwaggon made the winning pass by Horst using the inside line coming off turn four. TJ Stutts, who started in the 10th position, showed a lot of speed in the second half of the race and powered into the runner-up spot on lap 16.  With five laps to go, Cody Keller’s car stopped in turn four with a flat tire.

When the green flag waved, a chase to the checkered flag unfolded between Stillwaggon and Stutts. Stillwaggon took the win by just 1.4 seconds over Stutts, fourth-place starter Curt Michael, Horst, and ninth-place starter Mike Walter.

In the extra distance late model feature, second-place starter Jeff Rine beat polesitter Steve Campbell into the first turn for the early race lead. Rine set a torrid pace at the front of the pack with Campbell and third-place starter Dylan Yoder in close pursuit.

On the fifth circuit, Yoder made a pass by Campbell for second in turn two and began to reel in Rine. Yoder’s car developed a flat tire and mechanical problems on the 13th lap, forcing him to withdraw from the race. At the halfway point, Rine was leading Campbell, sixth-place starter Matt Cochran, eighth-place starter Dan Stone, and ninth-place starter Gene Knaub.

Cochran passed Campbell for the second position on lap 18 and quickly closed in on Rine. At one point, Cochran was in a position to challenge Rine for the lead in traffic. Meanwhile, 12th-place starter Coleby Frye stormed into the top five.

With two laps to race, the red flag stopped the race when Scott Richwine’s car caught fire on the frontstretch. Richwine escaped injury. For the chase to the checkered flag, Rine stretched his lead and posted a 1.2 second margin of victory over Cochran, Frye, Stone, and fifth-place starter Mike Lupfer.

Third-place starter Brandon Moser powered into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature. Moser was trailed by fifth-place starter Nathan Long for the first five laps until Long made the winning pass using the inside lane in turn three.

The caution flag unfurled on lap seven when points leader Brad Mitch spun in turn two. On the ensuing restart, Long continued to set the pace in front of Moser and sixth-place starter Andrew Shoop. In the final laps, both Moser and Shoop closed in on Long for a three-car battle for the lead and win.

At the finish, Long was victorious by four seconds over Moser, Shoop, Kyle Bachman, and Adam Campbell.

Fourth-place starter John Fowler Jr. led all the laps in the roadrunner race except the one that counted the most. On a last-lap restart, original fifth-place starter Keith Bissinger pulled alongside of Fowler on the backstretch and raced wheel-to-wheel for the lead and win. Racing off turn four for the checkered flag, Bissinger took the win by half a car-length over Fowler. Butch Shaffer, Jeremy Kline, and John Schoch completed the top five.

360 Sprint Cars – 21 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 
1) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon  2) 23 TJ Stutts  3) 5G Curt Michael  4) 29H Matt Horst  5) 49 Mike Walter  6) 77 Derek Locke  7) 98 Joe Trenca  8) 47K Kody Lehman  9) 99K Cody Keller  10) 35B Derrick Bowersox  11) 19 Colby Womer  12) 52 Jim Shuster  13) 33W Michael Walter II  14) 76 Larry Kelleher  15) 1 Mark Smith  16) 66 Ryan Kissinger  17) 1W Chad Layton  18) 29 Jason Shultz  19) 49S Mallie Shuster  20) 35 Shannon Fisher  21) 29S Derek Steward  
Heat Winners:  Cody Keller, Robbie Stillwaggon, Derek Locke

Late Models – 28 Entries
30-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine  2) 16 Matt Cochran  3) 0 Coleby Frye  4) 21D Dan Stone  5) 06 Mike Lupfer  6) 27 Jim Yoder  7) 2 Steve campbell  8) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  9) 43A Gene Knaub  10) 119 Jim Bernheisel  11) 91 Chad Davis  12) 99Z Dave Zona  13) 26 Jerry Bard  14) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  15) 3 Tim Wilson  16) 4S Danny Snyder  17) 33C Chris Casner  18) 9 Hayes Mattern  19) 11 Jason Schmidt  20) 61 Ken Trevitz  21) 3V Scott Richwine  22) 24 Dylan Yoder  23) 7M Meade Hahn  24) 88 Tony Adams  25) 37 Brian Tavenner
Heat Winners:  Matt Cochran, Jeff Rine, Steve Campbell, Dylan Yoder
B-Main Winner:  Chris Casner
Time Trials:  :  1)2 Steve Campbell 18.996  2) 16 Matt Cochran 19.034  3) 2J Jeff Rine 19.101  4) 21D Dan Stone 19.135 5) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.222  6) 99Z Dave Zona 19.397  7) 43A Gene Knaub 19.476  8) 88 Tony Adams 19.510  9) 0 Coleby Frye 19.511  10) 4D Chad Hollenbeck 19.518  11) 06 Mike Lupfer 19.617  12) 3 Tim Wilson 19.638  13) 119 Jim Bernheisel 19.692  14) 91 Chad Davis 19.702  15) 27 Jim Yoder 19.708 16) 11 Jason Schmidt 19.722  17) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 19.739  18) 26 Jerry Bard 19.997  19) 37 Brian Tuvener 20.011 20) 4S Danny Snyder 20.112  21)33C Chris Casner 20.191  22)7M Meade Hahn 20.385  23) 3V Scott Richwine 20.540 24)28 Jason Smith 20.724  25) 88C Randy Croop 21.384  26) 88T Ernie Millon 21.669  27) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.867  28) 9 Hayes Mattern DNT

Pro Stocks – 13 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 63 Nathan Long  2) 8M Brandon Moser  3) 8S Andrew Shoop  4) 99 Kyle Bachman  5) 2C Adam Campbell  6) 11 Jake Buck  7) 10M Brad Mitch  8) 88 Matt Hornberger  9) 71 Kurt Wray  10) 6 Nate Herman  11) 14C Bill Conrad  12) 4 Jim Payne  13) 20 Tommy Slanker
Heat Winners:  Matt Hornberger, Jake Buck

Roadrunners – 10 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 11B Keith Bissinger  2) 02 John Fowlerr  3) 7 Butch Shaffer  4) 8K Jeremy Kline  5) 89 John Schoch  6) 22 Ricky Buss  7) 12 Tom Underwood  8) 28 Curtis Lawton  9) F14 Ed Capper  10)31B Brandon Shultz


ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/23/2014 –
Persistent drizzle and rain late into the afternoon forced Lincoln Speedway promoters Don & Bob Leiby, and Alan Kreitzer, to cancel Saturday evening’s, August 23rd racing program of 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and All American Outlaws.

They finally pulled the plug on the evening’s racing program around 5 PM before the gates had officially opened.

Still yet to be determined will be when the 358 Sprint Trail-Way/Lincoln Speedway Shootout and Kids Big Wheel races will be rescheduled.


Rain stops Open Wheel Madness

Port Royal Speedway was forced to cancel its August 23 racing program due to a rain shower that hit the track at 5:30 pm.  
Prior to that time, oval officials pressed forward with their slated racing program despite misty, ugly, low clouds saturating the sky the entire day.
Any rainchecks can be redeemed within 30 days or returned to the track along with a self addressed stamped envelope within 30 days for a full refund.
The full Port Royal raincheck policy can be seen at www.portroyalspeedway.com.


Williams Grove Speedway Cancels August 23 Racing

Mechanicsburg, PA August 23, 2014

Following heavy morning rain, a relentless drizzle forced Williams Grove Speedway management to cancel the August 23 racing. This is the final Saturday Night Series show of 2014.

The Aquafun Pools Street Stock point title is official and Jeff Haag is the new champion.  He claims the title with a 55-point lead over Kevin Sigler. The Street Stocks have one final no-points show on Friday, August 29.  Following the racing the top Aquafun Pools drivers will receive their point money and trophy.

Alan Sagi is the 2014 Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model champion.  The 358 Late Models return for a final show on Friday, September 5 with the running of the Topless 30 championship.  All cars will compete minus the roof.  Joining the 358 Late Models will be the 358 Sprint Cars.  Drivers will receive their prize money and trophy after the event.

Super Sportsman action continues and their title chase is ongoing.  The Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman are in action at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, August 31.  They will be part of the Kimmel Memorial with the 410 Sprint Cars.

Williams Grove Speedway management wishes to end a rumor.  The Saturday Night Series will return in 2015.  There will be one change in the upcoming season.  All 2015 shows will start at 7 PM.



Rain once again forced the postponement  of the URC Rislone Nationals  set for Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway.  

If we can arrange a make-up date, we will communicate that as soon as a date is confirmed.


Williams Grove Hosts 410 Sprints And URC Nationals This Week On Kids Night

358/360 c.i.-powered URC event pays $4,000 to win!



Mechanicsburg –
Williams Grove Speedway will host Kids Night this Friday, August 22 with racing action slated for 7:30 pm.

Prior to the races and during the early part of the evening, various events and activities will be held for the youth attending the races including an autograph session, games, bicycle races, face painting and a dunk tank.

Youth activities will take place in the oval infield with gates opening at 5:30 pm.  

On the speedway will be a full card of Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car racing along with the rescheduled URC Sprint Rislone Nationals, paying $4,000 to win.

Qualifying heat races will be used for both divisions with both competing in 25-lap main events.

There will be no time trials.

URC action will include both 360 and 358 c.i.-powered sprints as the regular Williams Grove Tool Shed of America 358s are permitted to compete.  

Adult general admission for the August 22 program is set at $15 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $8.

On tap at the speedway during Labor Day weekend will be a twinbill of racing, taking place on Friday, August 29 and again on Sunday, August 31.  

Friday’s show will be the annual, prestigious Jack Gunn Memorial for the 410 sprints along with street stock action and fireworks while Sunday’s program will feature the Billy Kimmel Memorial for the 410s and super sportsman plus fireworks.

Aside from Friday programs at the oval, the Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Series, offering racing action with the Super Sportsman, 358 late models and street stocks at 6:30 pm is in full swing.


Port Royal Open Wheel Madness Boasts Twin 25s For Super Sprints This Week,

305 sprints round out sprint car spectacular August 23

Big Money Renninger Memorial For Late Models Coming Up August 30!



Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will offer up Open Wheel Madness this Saturday night, August 23 at 7 pm when the racing program features an all sprint car format highlighted by Twin 25-lap mains for the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprint cars.

Also on the agenda is a full program of action for the River Valley Builders 305 sprints.

The URC Sprints have been removed from the program.

The twin 25s for the super sprint cars will both pay full purses and full points, offering  $3,000 to win and $275 to start.

A $1,000 bonus is also being offered to the driver who turns in the best average feature finish after both races have been completed.  

An inversion will be pulled by the winner of the first sprint car main to establish the lineup of the second main event.

Adult general admission for the sprint car special is $20 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $5.  

The last time that twin features for the super sprints were contested as a regularly scheduled event at Port Royal was back in 1999 when Len Thompson and Lance Dewease split twin 20s.  Dewease swept a set of twin 20s at the track in 1996.

However more recently a rainout set up a pair of twin 25s at the track back on April 7, 2012 when Greg Hodnett claimed a make up feature and Dewease took the regularly scheduled main.  

The super late models take center stage on August 30 for the 160th annual Juniata County Fair Opener as they compete in the prestigious, heralded Butch Renninger Memorial for the stock cars.

The Renninger Memorial will pay a hefty $3,333 to win and $300 to start the 33-lap contest that will also pay lap money as well as a hefty purse for the super lates in honor of the late track titlist.  

The econo late models have been added to the Renninger Memorial program along with the 410 sprints, and xtreme stocks with both classes competing for increased purses.

August 30 will also be ARCH Night at the track as it kicks off its biggest week of the year featuring four races in seven days including the Labor Day Classic on September 1 and the two-day Tuscarora 50 races on September 5 and 6.


Super Sportsman
1. Frankie Herr 4520
2. Mike Enders 4460
3. Chad Trout 4300
4. Scott Dellinger 4115
5. Steve Fannasy 3965
6. Scott Geesey 3880
7. Russ Mitten 3860
8. Chad Criswell 3710
9. Gregg Foster 3650
10. Steve Wilbur 3645


Selinsgrove Speedway
360 sprint cars
1. Mark Smith 4800
2. T.J. Stutts    4375
3. Jason Shultz  3665
4. Ryan Kissinger  3440
5. Derek Locke  3150
6. Davie Franek  3125
7. Brock Zearfoss  2925
8. Cody Keller   2730
9. Mike Walter  2630
10. Colby Womer  2570



SELINSGROVE, Pa. –Selinsgrove’s Cody Keller made a breakthrough Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway and scored an impressive victory in the 25-lap 360 sprint car feature following a season filled with mechanical woes.

The $2,000 win was Keller’s first of the season and first career in a 360 sprint car at the wheel of the Keller’s Auto Body/Trautman’s Meat Market No. 99.  He became the division’s seventh different winner this season and in doing so ended point leader Mark Smith’s three-race winning streak.  Keller previously won two 358 sprint car races at the track.

Coleby Frye of Dover also turned in a convincing performance for his first win of the season in the 25-lap late model feature. Frye became the 10th different late model winner this season in 15 races.

Brad Mitch of McClure scored his fifth win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock feature and put himself in a position to clinch the track championship, while Keith Bissinger of Orangeville held off a late-race challenge for his sixth win in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will hold a $2,000-to-win tune-up race for the super late models at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in preparation for the upcoming two-day World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open weekend Aug. 30-31. The 360 sprint cars, pro stocks, and roadrunners will round out the four-division racing card.

Tickets for the Aug. 30-31 World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open events are on sale now in the track office on race days or by calling the speedway at 570.374.2999. The pro stocks will join the late models on the Aug. 30 program and the limited late models will race on the Aug. 31 show.

Polesitter Troy Betts and fourth-place starter Cody Keller battled for the lead on the start of the sprint car feature. Entering turn three on the first lap, Keller streaked underneath Betts and took the early lead. Keller set a torrid pace in front of Betts, eighth-place starter Jason Shultz, and 12th-place starter Mark Smith at the front of the pack.

The first caution flag unfurled on lap six when Michael Walter’s No. 33 rolled to a stop on the track. When the race restarted, Keller kept his sprinter out in front the pack. On lap nine, Shultz passed Betts for the runner-up spot as 17th-place starter TJ Stutts rocketed into the top five.

At the halfway point, Keller began to encounter slower traffic. With five laps to race, Keller was leading Shultz, Smith, Stutts, and Betts in a high-speed chase around the half-mile oval. Betts, however, brought out the final caution flag when his car came to a stop on the backstretch.

On the final restart, Keller maintained his momentum around the top of the race track as Smith took the second spot away from Shultz. At the checkered flag, Keller was victorious by 2.5 seconds over Smith. Shultz, Stutts, and seventh-place starter Larry Kelleher completed the top five.  

Coleby Frye started the late model feature in the fourth position and horsepowered his way into the  lead at the completion of the first lap, when the event’s only caution flag unfurled for Chad Hollenbeck’s stalled car on the backstretch.

When the race resumed, Frye checked out from the field while second-place starter Eric Hons, third-place starter Hayes Mattern dueled for the runner up position. By lap nine, sixth-place starter Gene Knaub took over the second spot with 10th-place starter Jeff Rine racing third.

On the 19th circuit, Rine passed Knaub for the second position and attempted to reel in Frye at the front of the pack. At the finish, Frye posted a convincing eight-second margin of victory over Rine, ninth-place starter Dylan Yoder, 12th-place starter Jim Yoder, and eighth-place starter Dave Zona.

Polesitter Matt Hornberger led the first five laps of the pro stock feature. On the sixth lap, 11th-place starter Brad Mitch made the winning pass using the inside lane entering turn three. Mitch was then tracked down by 10th-place starter Kyle Bachman until Bachman’s car lost speed on the ninth lap.

Mitch went on to take the checkered flag over Hornberger, Tommy Slanker, Adam Campbell, and Cory Long. Jamin Chapmin’s car, which crossed the line in the third position, was disqualified during a post-race inspection.

Fifth-place starter Keith Bissinger stormed into the lead on the first lap of the roadrunner race. Bissinger was followed at a distance by fourth-place starter John Fowler Jr. until the last two laps. On the final circuit, Fowler moved into striking position and attempted a last-ditch pass coming off turn four but came up short for the checkered flag. Bissinger was victorious over Fowler, Curtis Lawton, Butch Shaffer, and Jeremy Kline.

360 Sprint Cars – 20 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1)99K Cody Keller  2) 1 Mark Smith  3) 29 Jason Shultz  4) 23 TJ Stutts  5) 76 Larry Kelleher  6) 49 Mike Walter  7) 28F Davie Franek  8) 67 Steve Collins  9) 1H Hunter Schuerenberg  10) 77 Derek Locke  11) 19 Colby Womer  12) 35 Shannon Fisher  13) F5 Mark Bittner  14) 29H Matt Horst  15) 29S Derek Steward  16) 13 Ryan Higgins  17) 1W Ryan Kissinger  18) 49S Mallie Shuster  19) 22 Troy Betts   20) 33W Michael Walter II
Heat Winners:  Davie Franek, Cody Keller, Mark Smith
Late Models – 20 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1)F1 Coleby Frye  2) 2J Jeff Rine  3) 24 Dylan Yoder  4) 27 Jim Yoder  5) 99Z Dave Zona  6) 43A Gene Knaub  7) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  8) 2 Steve Campbell  9) 88 Tony Adams  10) 3 Jim Bernheisel  11) 45 Eric Hons  12) 9 Hayes Mattern  13) 28 Jason Smith  14) 21 Sam Schaeffer  15) 4S Danny Snyder  16) 3V Scott Richwine  17) 61 Ken Trevitz  18) 88T Ernie Millon  19) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  20) 7M Meade Hahn DNS
Heat Winners:  Tony Adams, Hayes Mattern, Coleby Frye
Pro Stocks – 18 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1)10M Brad Mitch  2) 88 Matt Hornberger  3) 40 Tommy Slanker  4) 2C Adam Campbell  5) 6C Cory Long  6) 71 Kurt Wray  7) 26 AJ Stroup  8) 11 Jake Buck  9) 14C Bill Conrad  10) 00 John Troxell  11) 99 Kyle Bachman  12) 8M Brandon Moser  13) 63 Nathan Long  14) 01 David Berry  15) 11G Derrick Garman  16) 28J Jeff Ceballo 17) 1C Jamin Chapman DQ 18) 83 Matt Wilson DNS
Heat Winners:  Matt Hornberger, Tommy Slanker
Roadrunners – 9 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 11 Keith Bissinger  2) 02 John Fowler Jr. 3) 28 Curtis Lawton  4) 7 Butch Shaffer  5) 8K Jeremy Kline  6) 89 John Schoch  7) 22 Ricky Buss  8) 12 Tom Underwood  9) F14 Ed Capper


Bobby Hockenberry, Randy Croop and Dustin Hollinger Victorious Saturday Night At Williams Grove Speedway 

Bobby Hockenberry was going to retire from racing following the 2013 season.  The veteran driver, after encouragement from his two daughters, returned for the 2014 campaign.  Saturday night the Shermansdale driver won his second Williams Grove Speedway Super Sportsman 20-lap feature.

Tony Jackson led at the start with Lanny Hake in second.  Bobby Hockenberry, the third-place starter, held third followed by Kenny Edkins and Rich Eichelberger.  Hockenberry advanced to the runner-up position during the second lap.

The race came to a halt in the fourth lap due to a three-car crash in the first turn.  Bobby Hockenberry used the restart to become the new leader.  He had a 1.8 second lead when the caution came out at the midway point of the event.

Bobby Hockenberry and the rookie Tony Jackson gained an advantage over the field.  The battle was for third between Kenny Edkins, Rich Eichelberger and Russ Mitten.  Mike Enders and 19th-place starter Frankie Herr joined the scrap for third.

Bobby Hockenberry never faltered allowing him to stretch out his lead over Tony Jackson.  Hockenberry was the winner by 12 lengths.  Rookie Tony Jackson recorded his third straight top five finish crossing the finish line in second.  Russ Mitten made a late charge to finish in third with Rich Eichelberger in fourth and Mike Enders was fifth.  Kenny Edkins, Frankie Herr, Jay Fannasy, Chad Trout, and Greg Foster completed the top ten.

Steve Wilbur, Jay Fannasy and Foster won the heats for the 28 entries. Herr was the consolation winner.

Randy Croop started second in the 358 Late Models.  Croop was in front by the end of lap one with Sam Rial, Al Cheney, Travis Mease, and Cam Zeigler giving chase.  By the fifth lap Croop had a straightaway lead over Rial while Zeigler advanced to third. When Zeigler wrestled second from Rial, Croop had a 3.1 second lead.

Charlie Schaffer, the 12th-place starter, challenged Cam Zeigler for second.  The duo of Zeigler and Schaffer narrowed Randy Croop’s lead.  Despite their hard-fought fight for second, the lead duo continued to shrink Croop’s advantage.

Charlie Schaffer captured second place as leader Randy Croop received the white flag.  Croop maintained his lead and the Berwick driver won his second of the year eight lengths ahead of Charlie Schaffer.  Cam Zeigler was third, Jake Jones finished in fourth and Sam Rial was fifth.

Heats for the 17-car field went to Dan Zechman and Rial.

The front row of the 15 lap Street Stock main featured Dustin Hollinger and Doug Hoffman.  Hoffman and Hollinger were side-by-side through the first lap.  One lap later Hoffman, Hollinger and Greg Diehl were three-wide in the fight for the lead.  Doug Hoffman held the lead with Dustin Hollinger, Greg Diehl, Steven Dove, and Eric Tripp in close pursuit.

The first of two cautions came on lap six.  Doug Hoffman continued to set the pace with Dustin Hollinger making frequent challenges.  

A lap nine caution slowed the race.  Dustin Hollinger used the restart to take over the lead.  The top five of Hollinger, Hoffman, Greg Diehl, Jeff Haag, and Mike Buckley were in a tight pack. Hollinger, from Palmyra, could not shake Hoffman; Hoffman remaining a length behind.

Dustin Hollinger turned back the challenges of Doug Hoffman.  Hollinger won his second of 2014 by two lengths over Doug Hoffman.  Greg Diehl was third with Jeff Haag in fourth and Mike Buckley finished fifth.

Hollinger and Buckley won the preliminaries for the 20 entries.

The Williams Grove Speedway 2014 Saturday Night Series ends this coming weekend.  The final event will be Stock Car Saturday with awards going out to the 358 Late Model and Street Stock classes.  Alan Sagi, in his first year of racing with the Saturday Night Series, is the 2014 358 Late Model point champion.  The title in the Street Stocks is close with Jeff Haag taking a 55-point lead over Kevin Sigler into the final race.

Saturday night the season ends with the Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models and Street Stocks in action.  Racing begins at 6:30.  Adult admission is five dollars and children 12 and under free.

Williams Grove Speedway
Super Sportsman ( 28 Cars ):
1) 25 Bobby Hockenberry 2) 17J Tony Jackson 3) 77 Russ Mitten 4) 8 Rich Eichelberger 5) 3B Mike Enders 6) 75 Kenny Edkin 7) 99 Frankie Herr 8) 222 Jay Fannasy 9) 7c Chad Trout 10) 32 Gregg Foster 11) 33 Scott Geesey 12) 11 Steve Fannasy 13) 55c Chad Criswell 14) 17G Steve Wilbur 15) 30 Scott Dellinger 16) 58 Paul Miller 17) 20w Davey Walsh 18) 99c Chad Smith 19) 5 Dave Berkheimer 20) 70D Bill Devine 21) 91 Lanny Hake 22) 29 Duaine Smith 23) 7 Todd Leonard 24) 19 Devin Beidel.

DNQ: 77w Tom Wyckoff, 39 Joe Orsulak, 3J Russ Lebo, 20y Vance Yinger

358 Late Models ( 17 Cars ): 1) 88 Randy Croop 2) 12 Charlie Schaffer ( ArtWerks Hard Charger ) 3) 21z Cam Zeigler 4) 43 Jake Jones 5) 11 Sam Rial 6) NINE Ron Kline 7) 112 Alan Sagi 8) 116 Travis Mease 9) 7 Pat Beard 10) 25 Sam Gallagher 11) 2z Dan Zechman 12) 08 Zach Kauffman 13) 000 Pat McNeal 14) 73 Al Cheney 15) 80 Wes Alleman

Street Stocks ( 20 Cars ): 1) 5 Dustin Hollinger 2) 27 Doug Hoffman 3) 80D Greg Diehl 4) 29 Jeff Haag ( ArtWerks Hard Charger ) 5) 94 Mike Buckley 6) 7s Kevin Sigler 7) 11 Craig Morgan 8) 16 Walt Lemmon 9) Super 7 Tim Drawbaugh 10) 14 Ed Halter 11) 20 Jesse Hitz 12) 57 Bob Scott Jr. 13) 21z Jaynee Zeigler 14) 8 Eric Tripp 15) 31 Charlie Pensinger 16) 2 Randy Zechman 17) 21a Mike Zeigler Jr. 18) 22 Steve Dove



Alex Bright wins for second straight night in ARDC midgets

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/16/2014 –
The night looked like it belonged to young Freddie Rahmer, but then Danny Dietrich stole the show.

Freddie won the dash for cash in a winner-take-all 10 lapper and then came from fourth starting spot to take the lead from polesitter Mike Bittinger by the end of the second lap. He was the fastest car all night to that point, and looked to be in command of the 30-lap feature. Then lapped traffic (including brother Brandon) entered the picture, and a charging Danny Dietrich was plowing through the field from 11th starting spot to pass both third-place Robbie Kendall and second-place Bittinger between turns four and one of laps 22 and 23.

One lap later, passed both Rahmer sprinters to take the race lead on the front stretch and drove away to an impressive 2.88 second win.

“We were really good,” said Dietrich after scoring his third win of the year and 21st career win in the Pigeon Hills, “Alan (Krimes) got out there and we were just setting pace with him. That’s all we worried about doing…keeping up with Alan.”

“Then I saw him loop it down there (turns three and four of lap nine), and it about got me. We were probably two feet from being collected. I’m happy to be standing here.”

But the minefield wasn’t over for Dietrich.

“I was biding my time and got behind Robbie (Kendall) there, and he about stuffed in the fence in front of me, and that fouled me up for about a lap. I was sure if I wanted to follow him with his car getting loose or what, but when he started to break for the bottom and Mike decided to break to run middle, I figured this is my chance…I gotta go for it and come out of this thing ahead off of four. It worked out really good.

Rahmer hung on for a career-best second place finish, with Bittinger, Kendall, and Kyle Moody completing the top five.

Sixth through tenth were 14th-starting Jim Siegel, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Krimes, Glenndon Forsythe, and Brian Montieth (who came from the back after a seventh-lap spin.

Heats for the 25 410 sprinters were won by Krimes, Nicole Bower, and Freddie Rahmer.

Alex Bright made it two wins in two nights (Friday night at Williams Grove) as ARDC celebrated its 75th anniversary season as part of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing’s annual convention weekend.

Bright started sixth and didn’t appear to have a chance as the first 19 laps went non-stop with Steve Buckwalter holding nearly a two-second lead through lapped traffic. But the only caution of the event came out on lap 20, with Bright catching points leader Steve Drevicki for second just before the yellow flag came out.

Bright took to the cushion to driver around Buckwalter on the restart, and crossed 1.37 seconds ahead of Lincoln’s all-time midget winner. Drevicki, Nick Wean, and Brent Arndt rounded out the top five.

Heats for the 24 ARDC Midgets were won by Steve Buckwalter, Tony DiMattia, and Brenden Bright.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
410 SPRINTS Feature (30 Laps) -
1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 21-Brian Montieth; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 13. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 14. 45-Kevin Nagy; 15. 75-Nicole Bower; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 17. 4-John Rudisill; 18. 71X-Bill Stine; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 20. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 21. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 22. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 23. 85-Nathan Berwager (DNF); 24. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Mike Bittinger (1), Freddie Rahmer (2-22), Danny Dietrich (23-30)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 45-Kevin Nagy; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 4-John Rudisill; 7. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 91-David Quackenbush (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 75-Nicole Bower; 2. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 3. 19M-Brent Marks; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 85-Nathan Berwager; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 22T-Matt Boland. Time – 2:22.712

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 29-Ryan Wilson; 7. 11C-Cory Haas; 8. 71X-Bill Stine. Time – 2:24.443

ARDC MIDGETS:Feature (25 Laps)
- 1. 77-Alex Bright; 2. 0-Steve Buckwalter; 3. 19-Steven Drevicki; 4. 78-Nick Wean; 5. 46-Brent Arndt; 6. 4-Ryan Greth; 7. 5-PJ Gargiulo; 8. 1-Tervor Kobylarz; 9. 92-Brenden Bright; 10. 11-Eric Heydenreich; 11. 12-Drew Heistand; 12. 8-Kyle Lick; 13. 44-Brett Wanner; 14. 99G-Justin Gosz; 15. 50-Tonu DiMattia; 16. 54-Austin Burke; 17. 21-Tommy Kunsman; 18. 97-Tyler Brehm (DNF); 19. 95-Jim Radney (DNF); DNS – 33-Danny Stratton, 75-Bill Courtwright, 13-Brian Gilmore. No Time

Lap Leaders – Steven Drevicki (1-4), Steve Buckwalter (5-19), Alex Bright (20-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 0-Steve Buckwalter; 2. 77-Alex Bright; 3. 19-Steven Drevicki; 4. 78-Nick Wean; 5. 8-Kyle Lick; 6. 44-Brett Wanner; 7. 99G-Justin Grosz; 8. 97-Tyler Brehm. Time – 2:43.88

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 50-Tony DiMattia; 2. 46-Brett Arndt; 3. 33-Danny Stratton; 4. 1-Trevor Kobylarz; 5. 54-Austin Burke; 6. 12-Drew Heistand (DNF); 7. 17-Clayton Glassman (DNF); 8. 95-Jim Radney (DNF). Time – 2:45.75

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 92-Brenden Bright; 2. 5-PJ Gargiulo; 3. 4-Ryan Greth; 4. 21-Tommy Kunsman; 5. 11-Eric Heydenreich; 6. 75-Bill Courtwright; DNS – 13-Brian Gilmore, 83-Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. No Time


Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Don Kreitz Jr.  3890
2. Greg Hodnett  3820
3. Doug Esh 3445
4. Alan Krimes 3290
5. Lance Dewease 3250
6. Brian Montieth 3090
7. Ryan Smith 3040
8. Stevie Smith 2810
9. Brent Marks 2545
10. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 2525


Marks And Hodnett Split Williams Grove Twin 20s, Bright Takes ARDC



Mechanicsburg –
Brent Marks and Greg Hodnett split twin 20’s for 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking checkered flags worth $2,500 each.

In the 20-lap ARDC Midget feature event, Alex Bright wired the field from the second starting spot to claim his fourth overall win of the ARDC season.

Marks started second in the first twin 20 for the super sprint cars and trailed polesitter Gerard McIntyre Jr. for the first 16 circuits before snagging the lead late in the event.

Even on a restart on the seventh lap Marks had nothing for leader McIntyre but as the leader worked traffic on the fast racing surface, Marks closed the gap and then made a two car pass in the second turn to get control of the race.

He went to the outside of both McIntyre and a lapped car to get control and drive away to the win over the final two miles of the event.

The victory was the second for Marks at Williams Grove this season.  

McIntyre Jr. settled for second followed by Hodnett, Pat Cannon and Lance Dewease.

Sixth through 10th went to Don Kreitz Jr., Adrian Shaffer, Stevie Smith, Ryan Smith and Adam Wilt.

Marks drew a six inversion to start the second feature, which placed Kreitz and Dewease on the front row for the green flag.

Kreitz jumped out to the lead after a first turn duel with Dewease on the start as Hodnett got around Dewease to take second on the first circuit.

Kreitz ran through the middle of the race track during his run at the front but Hodnett was clearly quickening on the cushion and as the race hit the halfway point, Hodnett was glued to Kreitz’s bumper.

And before lap 11 could be completed Hodnett took the lead from Kreitz.  

The field was working on lap 12 when the red suddenly appeared for a violent first turn flip by earlier winner Marks who reportedly blew a tire.  

Kreitz made an attempt to reclaim the lead on the restart but was no match for Hodnett as he streaked away to his third win of the season at the track.  

Kreitz was second followed by a surging Stevie Smith, Dewease and Adrian Shaffer.

Sixth through 10th went to Ryan Smith, Doug Esh, Adam Wilt, Alan Krimes and Brian Montieth.

Fast time over the 26 car field was set by Kreitz with a lap of 16.537 seconds.

Twin qualifiers went to Lafferty and Esh.

Bright led the entire distance in the ARDC main event after the initial start was red flagged for hard contact with the outside turn three wall by polestitter Justin Grosz.

Bright was chased by Bruce Buckwalter Jr. early before point leader Steve Drevicki took second away at the halfway point.

Running in third, Buckwalter got high with little more than an lap to go and gave up a podium finish to Trevor Kobylarz for the spot.  

PJ Gargiulo rode home fourth followed by Brenden Bright.

Heats for the 21-car field went to Brenden Bright, Drevicki and Kobylarz.

August 15, 2014 Feature Finish:
410 sprints, 20 laps, first feature:
1. Brent Marks, 2. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Pat Cannon, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Don Kreitz Jr., 7. Adrian Shaffer, 8. Stevie Smith, 9. Ryan Smith, 10. Adam Wilt, 11. Doug Esh, 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Alan Krimes, 14. Ryan Bohlke, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Glenndon Forsythe, 17. Justin Barger, 18. Nicole Bower, 19. Scott Wilson, 20. Ryan Wilson, 21. Danny Dietrich, 22. Jay Reichart, 23. Brock Zearfoss, 24. Kyle Pruitt

410 sprints, 20 laps, second feature: 1
. Hodnett, 2. Kreitz Jr., 3. S. Smith, 4. Dewease, 5. Shaffer, 6. R. Smith, 7. Esh, 8. Wilt, 9. Krimes, 10. Montieth, 11. Forsythe, 12. McIntyre Jr., 13. Bohlke, 14. Wilson, 15. Bower, 16. Lafferty, 17. Wilson, 18. Marks, 19. Reichard, 20. Barger, 21. Jim Shuster, 22. Cannon, 23. Pruitt, 24. Dietrich. DNS: Zearfoss.

ARDC Midgets, 20 laps:
1. Alex Bright, 2. Steve Drevicki, 3. Trevor Kobylarz, 4. PJ Gargiulo, 5. Brenden Bright, 6. Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 7. Brett Arndt, 8. Kyle Lick, 9. Jim Radney, 10. Brett Wanner, 11. Nick Wean, 12. Tommy Kunzman, 13. Austin Burke, 14. Clayton Glassmeyer, 15. Steve Buckwalter, 16. Ryan Greth, 17. John Barnett, 18. Bill Courtwright, 19. Justin Grosz, 20. Greg Fitzpatrick

DNS: Tony Dimattia



Hanover, PA (08/15/14) –
“Finally.  Finally!!”

So said former micro-sprint driver Seth Kearchner after scoring his first career “358” sprint car win in the 25-lap feature event at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“I’ve learned through the years to run my own pace,” said Kearchner, “And tonight I ran at my own pace.”

Kearchner’s pace was quick enough to dominate the race.  The Fairfield driver started on the pole and led every lap, while several big guns in the field had their troubles.

Trail-way points leader Brad McClelland started 12th and advanced through the field to sixth before getting involved in a three-car spin into the infield off the back stretch of lap 14.  Dwight Leppo (who was running fifth) and the lapped car of Wyatt Hinkle were also involved, and all three were able to restart at the rear.  McClelland changed a flat tire and came through the field to earn a hard charger sixth place finish.

Three-time winner Isaac Sneeringer was scheduled to start on the front row but had to go to the rear after diving in the pits before the start to connect a loose wire.  He came back through the field to finish fifth.

Invader Kevin Nouse started third and finished there, with Robbie Kendall starting fourth and finishing second.

“It’s really special when you win a race with McClelland, Kendall, Sneeringer, and Nouse in the field,” said Kearchner, “This is something.  I haven’t even won a heat race this year!”

Jeff Halligan finished fourth.

Heats for the 13 “358” sprinters were won by Randy Whisler and Kendall.

Cody Fletcher was uninjured in a spectacular flip in turn one of his qualifying event, and was unable to start the feature.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps)
1. 30-Seth Kearchner; 2. 55-Robbie Kendall; 3. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 4. 45H-Jeffrey Halligan; 5. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 6. 6R-Brad McClelland(Hard Charger); 7. 4-Dwight Leppo; 8. 64-Randy Whisler; 9. 7m-Tyler Buchenauer; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 5A-Brian Allman(DNF); 12. 00-Chris Frank(DNF); DNS: 66A-Cody Fletcher. No Time.

Lap Leaders- Seth Kearchner (1-25).

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 64-Randy Whisler; 2. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 3. 6R-Brad McClelland; 4. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 5A-Brian Allman; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle.  Time 2:26.25.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 55-Robbie Kendall; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 30-Seth Kearchner; 4. 4-Dwight Leppo; 5. 45H-Jeffrey Halligan; 6. 66-Cody Fletcher (DNF). Time 2:25.03.



Hanover, PA (08/08/14) –
All-time winner Brad McClelland started on the pole and led every lap for his fifth win of the year in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“We’ll take it.  We got a good pill draw and the track was slick tonight,” said the Trail-Way and Central PA 358 sprint car points leader upon exiting the Steve Rucker-owned Baird Heating & Cooling/Littlestown Auto Care/Stuffle Construction/Rucker Computer #6R in victory lane, “Isaac (Sneeringer) and I are taking turns starting at the front and back.”

As for Sneeringer, last week’s winner started at the back, spun when his car jumped out of gear in turns three and four of the original start, and came back through to finish fourth.

McClelland dominated throughout, crossing 4.88 seconds ahead of Seth Kearchner at the checkered flag.

Invader Mark Bitner was third, with Cody Fletcher finishing fifth.

Heats for the 11 “358” sprinters were won by McClelland and Zach Euculano, who brought out the red flag when he flipped in turn four of the second attempt to start the race.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps)
1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 30-Seth Kearchner; 3. 15-Mark Bitner; 4. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer(HC); 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo; 7. 64-Randy Whisler; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 9. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer(DNF); 10. 83-Cody Fairchok(DNF); 11. 10-Zach Euculano(DNF). No Time.

Lap Leaders- Brad McClelland (1-25).

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 30-Seth Kearchner; 4. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 5. 64-Randy Whisler; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle.  Time 2:24.12.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 10-Zach Euculano; 2. 83-Cody Fairchok; 3. 15-Mark Bitner; 4. 4-Dwight Leppo; 5.7M-Tyler Buchenauer(DNF). No Time.


Kreitz Reclaims Williams Grove Point Lead With 60th Career Williams Grove Win

Nouse claims 4th 358 sprint win of season



Mechanicsburg –
Don Kreitz Jr. took back the point lead from Greg Hodnett in style at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night by claiming the 25-lap 410 sprint victory, a win that marked the 60th of his career at the historic oval.

In total, Kreitz took home over $4,100 for the win including $50 in lap money and a $500 bonus for winning from the fifth row.

Kevin Nouse scored his fourth 358 sprint car feature of the season to end the night, strengthening his point lead over Adrian Shaffer.

After a false initial start, original fourth starter Austin Hogue of Dover motored into the lead at the start of the 410 sprint main over Davey Sammons.

Hogue and Sammons inherited the front row for the beginning of the race after the false start was called on Brock Zearfoss and Nicole Bower.

The caution flag unfurled with three laps completed for a spin by Lance Dewease in the second corner and the restart turned into a red for a four-car accident in the third corner.

The restart had seen Rick Lafferty jump to Sammons’ inside as the pair exited the second turn and at that time Lafferty slammed the inside rail.

After a second of normalcy for Lafferty down the backstretch, his car went sideways into the third turn with obvious front end difficulties and the end result saw the red unfurl after contact with fifth runner Zearfoss, sixth runner Ryan Smith and eighth runner Brian Montieth.

Kreitz restarted fourth behind Hogue, Sammons and Curt Michael.

Michael took second when action resumed with Kreitz following suit a lap later before taking over second spot on the seventh tour.

For the next 10 laps or so Kreitz was unable to close on leader Hogue before seeming to come to life not long after the 10 to go mark.

After trying numerous lanes and lines around the track and failing to close, Kreitz was suddenly in the hunt and after challenging Hogue for control on the 19th and 20th tour, he used a patented inside turn two move on the 21st tour to drive into the lead.

He then drove uncontested to his second win of the year at the track over Hogue, Michael, 15th starter Doug Esh and 14th starter Alan Krimes.

Sixth through 10th went to Pat Cannon, Glenndon Forsythe, Lance Dewease, Sammons and Steve Buckwalter.

Heats for the 27-car field went to Nicole Bower, Brian Montieth and Pat Cannon while Cory Haas took the consolation race.

The 20-lap 358 sprint main was red flagged with two laps completed, again for a third turn crash.  

Before the stoppage DJ Montgomery had led the first lap before giving way to Jay Galloway.

Galloway continued to hold the lead for five more laps before 12th starting point leader Kevin Nouse took control of the race.  

Nouse stretched it out for the next 10 laps before seeing his advantage shrink with three laps to go when Matt Campbell and Adrian Shaffer closed the gap on the high cushion.

Nevertheless Nouse took the victory for his fourth checkers of the season at the track.

Campbell was second followed by Shaffer, Scott Fisher and Chris Arnold.

Heats for the 15-car field went to Doug Hammaker and Shaffer.

August 8, 2014 Feature Finish:
410 sprints, 25 laps:
1. Don Kreitz Jr., 2. Austin Hogue, 3. Curt Michael, 4. Doug Esh, 5. Alan Krimes, 6. Pat Cannon, 7. Glenndon Forsythe, 8. Lance Dewease, 9. Davey Sammons, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Mark Smith, 12. Adam Wilt, 13. Nicole Bower, 14. Troy Fraker, 15. Todd Allen, 16. Kyle Pruitt, 17. Cory Haas, 18. Rick Lafferty, 19. Brock Zearfoss, 20. Ryan Smith, 21. Brian Montieth, 22. Jordan Givler, 23. Ryan Wilson, 24. Jay Reichard

DNQ: Tyler Bear, Jim Shuster, Tom Huppunen

358 sprints, 20 laps:
1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Matt Campbell, 3. Adrian Shaffer, 4. Scott Fisher, 5. Chris Arnold, 6. Doug Hammaker, 7. Kody Lehman, 8. DJ Montgomery, 9. Leah Starner, 10. Matt Findley, 11. Brie Hershey, 12. Jay Galloway, 13. Rich Eichelberger, 14. Brian Garland

DNS: Tony Smolenyak


Point Title Chase In Final Weeks

Mechanicsburg, PA August 7, 2014

With three shows remaining for the 2014 Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series, the point titles are still available in all three divisions.

The Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models have a two-car fight for the title.  Alan Sagi, in his first season of Williams Grove Speedway 358 Late Model competition, leads the points.  He has a 160-point lead over Jake Jones.  Wes Alleman, the 2013 champion, is third trailing Sagi by 440 points.

There is a close chase for the crown in the Aquafun Pools Street Stocks.  Jeff Haag maintains a 100-point advantage over Kevin Sigler.  Haag has four victories to Sigler’s two.

The Blazer Body Shop Super Sportsman have tour races remaining following the completion of the Saturday Night Series.  Currently Frankie Herr, the defending champion, has a slim 30-point lead over Mike Enders.  Chad Trout is third, 210 points behind Herr.

This Saturday Williams Grove Speedway will host another Saturday Night Series event featuring the Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models, and Street Stocks.  Racing action begins at 6:30.  Adult admission is five dollars with children 12 and under free.


Port Royal Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Mike Wagner 3685
2. Rick Lafferty 3635
3. Chad Layton 3615
4. Mike Erdley 3565
5. Greg Hodnett 3500
5. Blane Heimbach 3500
7. Doug Esh 3385
8. Dylan Cisney 3135
9. Davey Sammons 3115
10. Curt Stroup  3045


Port Royal Sked Change Has Twin 25s For 410 Sprints & 305 Sprints August 23



Port Royal –
A schedule change has been made to the Port Royal Speedway August 23 Open Wheel Madness event as the URC sprints have been removed from the date and Twin 25s for the 410 sprints have been added.

The Open Wheel Madness show will still include the River Valley Builders 305 sprint cars, getting underway at 7 pm.  

Each of the 25 lap mains for the 410 sprints will carry full purses.  

An agreement between URC owners and the speedway resulted in the removal of the URC sprints from the all open wheel program.

Port Royal and URC owners remain totally open to the opportunity for URC to return to the track in the future however a date in 2014 is not on the agenda.

August 16 DMI Free Hot Dogs…DMI of Lancaster will give a free hot dog to the first 250 paid general admissions at the Saturday, August 16 Port Royal racing program.  

On the racing agenda for the 16th is the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, Jake’s Carts/Enviroman super late models and a Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 econo late model championship, all starting at 7 pm.  

August 9 Moon Shine Camo® Motorcycle Night/Food Pantry Night/Camera & Autograph Night/DMI Kids Candy Scramble…..From 5 – 6:30 pm anyone arriving at the races on a motorcycle will receive a coupon worth $5 off admission at the ticket window.  

Special parking privileges inside the commercial building at the track will be afforded to all motorcyclists who arrive prior to 6:30 pm.  One $5 off coupon per cycle will be handed out to every motorcycle as it enters the commercial building before the deadline courtesy of Moon Shine.

The Moon Shine Camo sponsored racecars of No. 9 Hayes Mattern and No. 7 Chad Layton will be on display prior to the races behind the grandstand while Moon Shine Camo apparel lines will be offered for sale to all race fans in attendance.

It will also be Food Pantry Night at the track as it collects non-perishable food items for the Juniata Valley Food Pantry.  

In addition, it will be the final Camera & Autograph Night of the season at the track, featuring free admission to the pit area prior to the races with the purchase of a general admission ticket from 5 until 6 pm.

DMI of Lancaster will present a Kids Candy Scramble slated for the speedway frontstretch as well.    

Racing in the 7 pm program will be the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, Jake’s Carts/Enviroman super late models, River Valley Builders 305 sprints and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.  


Lincoln Speedway
358 sprint cars
1. Chase Dietz 4615
2. Niki Young 4525
3. Chandler Leiby 4485
4. Matt Campbell 4145
5. Brie Hershey 4025
6. Matt Findley 3785
7. Ashley Cappetta 3760
8. Doug Hammaker 3605
9. Zach Euculano 3480
10. Brian Allman 3390


Selinsgrove Speedway
360 sprint cars
1. Mark Smith  4130
2. T.J. Stutts     3915
3. Jason Shultz    3115
4. Ryan kissinger  2945
5. Brock Zearfoss  2925
6. Derek Locke   2710
7. Davie Franek   2585
8. Pat Cannon    2290
9. Cody Keller   2215
10. Colby Womer 2200



Sprint car driver Mark Smith has found a rhythm he likes at Selinsgrove Speedway. The Sunbury speedster scored his second win in a row and fifth of the season in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature.

Smith’s victory came at the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis No. 1 entry and was worth $2,500 on Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Driver & Fan Appreciation Night. It was Smith’s ninth career win in 358-360 sprint car competition at the track and strengthens his points lead in the chase for the championship.

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind., made his first visit to Selinsgrove Speedway since he won on April 6, 2013, and turned in a sixth-place finish in the 360 sprint car feature.

Jeff Rine of Danville held off a hard-charging Coleby Frye of Dover in a last-lap shoot-out for his fourth win of the season and 89th career at the track in the 25-lap super late model feature. Frye was the night’s fast qualifier over a field of 29 entries with a lap time of 19.452.

Derrick Garman of Loysville also had to endure a last-lap chase to the checkered flag for his second win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while John Folwer Jr. of Montandon drove to his second victory of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars plus super late models and pro stocks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The Kramer Cup, sanctioned by the United Racing Company (URC), will be a 25-lap race paying $2,573 to win in memory of Hall of Fame sprint car driver Kramer Williamson of Palmyra who succumbed to injuries from a sprint car racing accident at the Lincoln Speedway in August of 2013.

 At the start of the sprint car feature, fourth-place starter Ryan Kissinger stormed around the highline of the race track to take the early lead. Kissinger was chased by second-place starter Michael Walter and sixth-place starter Derek Locke.

The caution flag waved on lap three for a four-car melee in turn two. When the race resumed, Kissinger set the pace as 10th-place starter Mark Smith took over third and a three-car battle for the lead u
nfolded between Kissinger, Locke and Smith.

On the seventh circuit, Locke pulled ahead of the field only to have Smith pull alongside of him and take the lead with an outside pass in turn three. Once he secured the lead, Smith checked out from the field while Locke maintained the runner-up position until late in the race when ninth-place starter TJ Stutts made a charge to the front.

On the 18th lap, Stutts passed Locke for the runner-up position and started to erode a three-second deficit on race leader Smith. Stutts quickly closed on the leader in the final laps but fell short by one second as Smith took his fifth checkered flag of the season. Locke finished third, followed by polesitter Cody Keller, and eighth-place starter Davie Franek. NASCAR star Tony Stewart started the race in the 11th position and advanced to sixth late in the race.

Time trials and a redraw placed Dylan Yoder and Jeff Rine on the front row for the start of the late model feature. At the drop of the green flag, Rine horsepowered his way into the lead entering turn one. By lap eight, Rine and Yoder started to encounter slower traffic.  On a lap nine restart, several lapped cars separated Rine and Yoder. By the halfway point, however, Yoder closed the gap as fifth-place starter Coleby Frye set his sights on the leaders.

The last 10 laps of the race produced a suspenseful chase through traffic with Yoder reeling in Rine at a fast clip. At one point, Yoder was racing right on Rine’s rear bumper and appeared poised to make a challenge for the lead. With one lap to go, Yoder’s car developed a flat tire and a caution flag regrouped the field for a one-lap shootout with Frye inheriting the runner-up position.

On the final lap, Frye made two last-ditch efforts at each end of the race track to power underneath Rine but it was Rine who maintained an edge and posted a .98 of a second victory. Frye settled for second, followed by third-place starter Steve Campbell, seventh-place starter Jerry Bard, and 22nd-place starter Jim Yoder.

Polesitter Cory Long powered into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature and was followed by second-place starter Tommy Slanker on the first lap. On the second circuit, seventh-place starter Derrick Garman advanced to second and set his sights on Long. A lap later, Long’s car started to lose power on the backstretch, allowing Garman to drive into the lead in turn three.

At the halfway point, eighth-place starter Kyle Bachman and ninth-place starter Brad Mitch began to show a lot of speed and closed in on Garman. Mitch got by Bachman on the ninth lap and reeled in Garman at the front of the pack. The caution flag unfurled on lap 14, setting up a one-lap chase to the checkered flag between Garman and Mitch.

At the finish, Garman held off Mitch by just .22 of a second for the victory. Bachman, Slanker, and Matt Wilson rounded out the top five.

Second-place starter Curtis Lawton led the first three laps of the roadrunner feature until third-place starter John Fowler Jr. took over the front spot. On each of the subsequent restarts, Fowler was able to open up a lead and at the finish posted a three-second margin of victory over Lawton, Brandon Shultz, Jeremy Kline, and Dave Kamp.

360 Sprints – 19 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 
1) 1 Mark Smith  2) 23 TJ Stutts  3) 77 Derek Locke  4) 99K Cody Keller  5) 28F Davie Franek  6) 14 Tony Stewart  7) 29 Jason Shultz  8) 66 Ryan Kissinger  9) 33W Michael Walter II  10) 19 Colby Womer  11) 79 Jordan Thomas  12) 49S Mallie Shuster  13) 71C Charlie Anderson  14) 29S Derek Steward  15) 1W Brock Zearfoss  16) 1H Hunter Schuerenberg  17) 29M Mark Maneiri  18) 100 Jeff Lebowski  19) 35 Shannon Fisher
Heat Winners:  Cody Keller, Michael Walter II
Late Models—29  Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine  2) F1 Coleby Frye  3) 2 Steve Campbell  4) 26 Jerry Bard  5) 27 Jim Yoder  6) 06 Mike Lupfer  7) 99Z Dave Zona  8) 16 Matt Cochran  9) 43A Gene Knaub  10) 76 Andy Haus  11) 9 Hayes Mattern  12) 76H Scott Haus  13) 24 Dylan Yoder  14) 5 Chad Julius  15) 3V Scott Richwine  16) 19 Dustin Hoffman  17) 11 Jason Schmidt  18) 4P Patrick Bryner  19) 88 Jeff Smith  20) 61 Ken Trevitz  21) 6M Harry Miller  22) 33C Chris Casner  23) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  24) 119 Jim Bernheisel
Heat Winners:  Steve Campbell, Dylan Yoder, Jim Bernheisel
B-Main Winner:  Gene Knaub
Time Trials:  1) F1 Coleby Frye 19.452  2) 2J Jeff Rine 19.492   3) 119 Jim Bernheisel 19.515  4) 2 Steve Campbell 19.603  5) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.750  6) Jim Yoder 19.786  7) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 19.894  8) 06 Mike Lupfer 19.928  9) 3 Tim Wilson 19.943  10) 26 Jerry Bard 19.986  11) 99Z Dave Zona 20.007  12) 11 Jason Schmidt 20.026  13) 33C Chris Casner 20.158  14) 43A Gene Knaub 20.181  15) 76 Andy Haus 20.233  16) 16 Matt Cochran 20.236  17) 19 Dustin Hoffman 20.264  18) 88 Jeff Smith 20.266  19) 76H Scott Haus 20.338  20) 9 Hayes Mattern 20.397  21) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.423  22) 5 Chad Julius 20.460  23) 4P Patrick Bryner 20.504  24) 3V Scott Richwine 20.544  25) 7M Meade Hahn 20.778  26) 41 Derrick Casner 21.055  27) 6M Harry Miller 21.213  28) 10 Dave Stamm 21.599 29) M1 Mike Mort 22.816
Pro Stocks – 20 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 11G Derrick Garman  2) 10M Brad Mitch  3) 99 Kyle Bachman  4) 40 Tommy Slanker  5) 83 Matt Wilson  6) 2C Adam Campbell  7) 11 Jake Buck  8) 28J Jeff Ceballo  9) 26S Nate Stroup  10) 14C Bill Conrad  11) 6 Nate Herman  12) 00 John Troxell  13) 6C Cory Long  14) 1 Rick Bixler  15) 63 Nathan Long  16) 88 Matt Hornberger  17) 71 Kurt Wray  18) AJ Stroup  19) 21 Austi Johnson  20) 70J John Schreffler
Heat Winners:  Brad Mitch, Kurt Wray
Roadrunners – 11  Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 02 John Fowler  2) 28 Curtis Lawton  3) 31B Brandon Shultz  4) 8K Jeremy Kline  5) 9K Dave Kamp  6) 7 Butch Shaffer  7) 22 Ricky Buss  8) 32 Ken Schreffler  9) 11 Keith Bissinger  10) 76 Bob Bussey  11) 41D Dennis Conrad


Brent Marks Scores Biggest Career Win Anywhere In Port Royal Dream Worth $11,320



Port Royal –
Brent Marks of Myerstown won the biggest sprint car race of his career on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway by claiming the 8th running of the Living Legends Dream Race.

An emotional Marks pocketed a total of $10,620 including lap money for his non-stop Dream A Main victory plus another $700 for a run in his semi main for a grand total night’s earnings of $11,320.  

A revenge draw placed Nate Snyder of Halifax on the pole for the start of the 35-lap Dream A Main and Snyder held off Marks for the first four laps before Marks took over.

Dave Blaney then tussled with Snyder for second for several laps before finally securing the spot on the 11th circuit as the leaders entered the rear of the field.  

Greg Hodnett drove into third on the same lap and began his assault on the front of the field.  

Blaney closed in on Marks during the mid stages just prior to the halfway point but then just as it seemed Blaney would challenge he began slipping backwards a bit and succumbed to Hodnett with 15 laps to go.

Try as he might, Hodnett could never close in on Marks as the leader worked traffic with a near flawless, pass-at-will performance while running his No. 19M up against the outside wall.  

After winning his first ever Port Royal checkers a week earlier, Marks stretched out his advantage over Hodnett late in the event to take the prestigious triumph by 2.309 seconds ahead of the Thomasville flyer.

In doing so, Marks set a new 35-lap track record with a time of 11:16.026.  

After claiming the first semi main worth $2,000 to win plus $320 in lap money and another 5K for second in the Dream A, Hodnett went home with a total on the night of $7,320.  

Blaney ended the night third in the Dream A and along with his semi run went home with an even $3000.  

After starting seventh in the A Main field, Rick Lafferty moved to the front with 13 laps to go, exchanging the fourth spot with Lucas Wolfe on a few occasions while also challenging Blaney for third.

Wolfe finally secured the spot with 10 laps to go and finished the night with a total of $2,800 in earnings including $100 for overall fast time.  

Lafferty crossed the line in fifth spot at the finish, taking home a total of $2,100.

Dave Ely was sixth with $1,900, followed by Snyder, $2080; Chad Layton, $1,700; Logan Wagner, $1,500; and defending Dream champion Ryan Taylor, $1,475.  

Lance Dewease earned the $250 Hard Charger Award with a run from 20th to 11th.  

Dylan Cisney was awarded the fan voted 25th feature starter position.

Lafferty earned a free engine dyno from Don Ott Racing engines as the highest finishing Ott engine.

Hodnett took a Rider Engine dyno as the highest finishing Rider motor while Rodney Westhafer took home a Rider dyno as the lowest finishing Rider eninge.

Hodnett led all 16 laps of the first semi feature, getting by Nate Snyder on the first lap to wire the field over Wolfe, Snyder, Lafferty and Ely.  

Mike Erdley was solidly in second with a lap to go when he dropped out of the event.

Ryan Taylor scored $125 hard charger laurels with a blast from 16th to sixth.

The second semi saw Steve Buckwalter take the lead at the start as Aaron Ott gave chase.

On the eighth tour as Ott blasted to Buckwalter’s outside through the fourth corner, the pair made contact on the frontchute, causing Buckwalter to spin with the lead while giving Ott a flat tire.

After Ott crossed the line as the leader of lap eight and then withdrawing, Heimbach inherited the lead and drove to the victory on the restart over Blaney, Marks, Justin Barger and Layton.  

Ryan Wilson was the $125 hard charger after running from 20th to 12th at the finish.

Tyler Bear led all 12 laps of the non-qualifiers main event and took home $700 for the win, which also guaranteed him a starting spot in the 2015 Dream A Main.

Bear was chased to the finish by Kyle Moody, Kyle Pruitt, Dan Shetler and Steve Owings.

Trenton Schaeffer copped the $1000-value complete set of Penske Shocks as the highest finishing driver on Penskes.  

Lucas Wolfe was the overall fast timer of the night of the 41-car field with a fast lap of 15.709 seconds and as such was the fast qualifier for the odd qualifiers semi main, worth $100.

Doug Esh was the even qualifiers $100 fast timer and second overall on the night with a lap of 16.277 seconds.

Proceeds from the night’s silent auction produced six allotments of $202 to be given to six different drivers via a random fan poll.  

The winners of the bonus cash were: Doug Esh, Rodney Westhafer, Ryan Wilson, Curt Stroup, Pat Cannon and Alan Krimes.  

A grand total of $3,802 in contingency cash was awarded to a total of 17 different drivers in the event.  

Todd Snook and Andrew Yoder split the econo late model 15-lap feature events.

The win was the second of the season for Snook and fourth for Yoder.

Snook took the first race over Troy Miller, Yoder, Tim Krape and Devin Hart.

Yoder’s win came over Krape, Snook, Miller and hart.  

Twin heats went to Hart and Snook.


410 sprints, 35 laps, A Main: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Rick Lafferty, 6. Dave Ely, 7. Nate Snyder, 8. Chad Layton, 9. Logan Wagner, 10. Ryan Taylor, 11. Lance Dewease, 12. Justin Barger, 13. Curt Michael, 14. Ryan Smith, 15. Pat Cannon, 16. Curt Stroup, 17. Mike Wagner, 18. Mike Erdley, 19. Aaron Ott, 20. Davey Sammons, 21. Rodney Westhafer, 22. Joey Hershey, 23. Steve Buckwalter, 24. Dylan Cisney, 25. Blane Heimbach (DNS)

410 sprints, 16 laps, semi main 1: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Lucas Wolfe, 3. Nate Snyder, 4. Rick Lafferty, 5. Dave Ely, 6. Ryan Taylor, 7. Ryan Smith, 8. Davey Sammons, 9. Mike Wagner, 10. Rodney Westhafer, 11. Joey Hershey, 12. Kyle Moody, 13. Jordan Givler, 14. Trenton Schaeffer, 15. Scott Wilson, 16. Mike Erdley, 17. Tyler Bear, 18. Dan Shetler, 19. Daryl Stimeling, 20. Kyle Pruitt

410 sprints, 16 laps, semi main 2: 1. Blane Heimbach, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Brent Marks, 4. Justin Barger, 5. Chad Layton, 6. Logan Wagner, 7. Curt Michael, 8. Pat Cannon, 9. Curt Stroup, 10. Lance Dewease, 11. Aaron Ott, 12. Ryan Wilson, 13. Steve Owings, 14. Dave Hahn, 15. Troy Fraker, 16. Wayne Dadetto, 17. Steve Buckwalter, 18. Dylan Cisney, 19. Nicole Bower

DNS: Doug Esh

410 sprints, 12 laps, non qualfiers main: 1. Tyler Bear, 2. Kyle Moody, 3. Kyle Pruitt, 4. Dan Shetler, 5. Steve Owings, 6. Wayne Dadetto, 7. Jordan Givler, 8. Daryl Stimeling, 9. Ryan Wilson, 10. Nicole Bower, 11. Dave Hahn, 12. Troy Fraker, 13. Scott Wilson, 14. Trenton Schaeffer

DNS: Alan Krimes, Doug Esh

355 econo late models, 15 laps, feature 1: Todd Snook, 2. Troy Miller, 3. Andrew Yoder, 4. Tim Kraper, 5. Devin Hart, 6. Shaun Miller, 7. Jason Nace, 8. Jared Fulkroad, 9. Harold Ranck, 10. Chase Bowsman, 11. Teddy Richardson, 12. Lucas Bryner, 13. Danny Sollers, 14. Curtis Heath, 15. Brett Hockenberry,16. Jason Peachey

DNS: Garrett Gray, Ken Beck, Cody Buterbaugh

355 econo late models, 15 laps, feature 2: 1. Andrew Yoder, 2. Tim Krape, 3. Todd Snook, 4. Troy Miller, 5. Devin Hart, 6. Shaun Miller, 7. Harold Ranck, 8. Jason Nace, 9. Brett Hockenberry, 10. Lucas Bryner, 11. Jared Fulkroad, 12. Teddy Richardson, 13. Chase Bowsman, 14. Danny Sollers, 15. Jason Peachy

DNS: Curtis Heath, Garrett Gray, Ken Beck, Cody Buterbaugh



ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/2/2014 –
Chase Dietz is making a name for himself in “358” sprint car racing.

And Saturday night, he did it at the expense of Isaac Sneeringer, who led every lap but the last.

Dietz took to the top side as the two leaders sorted through heavy lapped traffic as they passed under the flagstand. Sneeringer went to the bottom, and Dietz went to the top to pass both Sneeringer and the lapped cars to score his second straight win and third of the season in Saturday’s “358” sprint car championship event at Lincoln Speedway.

“I’m so tired right now. It felt like the longest race ever!” said Dietz upon exiting his ServiceMaster/Mark’s Automotive #2D in victory lane, “I was a little tight up there on the top. I tried to bottom to slide Isaac a couple of times. The top was just too fast and it wasn’t too far up there. That kinda’ made it one lane up there, but we’d get a caution every time we got to lapped traffic.”

Leah Starner’s decision to start at the rear put Dietz tenth for the start. He was already up to third by the end of the second lap and passed polesitter Michael Hamer for second on lap three. Dietz closed on third-starting Sneeringer (who took the lead on the first lap) several times, but cautions before the leaders reached lapped traffic gave Sneeringer a clear track every time.

“I stumbled on that final restart and couldn’t slide him,” said Dietz, “I was just hoping that he would mess up a little bit in lapped traffic. We got to that last lapped car there, and he looked like he was going to go the top and Isaac had to go to the bottom. I was in the right spot at the right time. We were cruisin’ tonight, and it was awesome!”

Sneeringer settled for a disappointing second-place finish, followed by Chandler Leiby, who ran third from the third lap on.

Rounding out the top five were Doug Hammaker and Jeff Rohrbaugh. Sixth through tenth were 18th-starting Niki Young, Brad McClelland, Brie Hershey, 20th-starting Matt Campbell, and Jay Galloway.

Heats for the 30 358 sprinters were won by Rohrbaugh, Hershey, and McClelland, with Kody Lehman winning the consolation.

Next Saturday night, August 9th, at 7:30 PM, it will be NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE/Sponsored By Fire & Rescue Products & Amkus Rescue Systems featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Central PA Legends. Gates will open at 5:30 PM. Active firefighters will receive a $5 discount on the $15 admission at the gate. Firefighters are asked to present their fire company membership cards at the gates, or bring along their firefighter’s helmet to show proof of active fire service involvement.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

358 SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP Feature (25 Laps) -
1. ($1,500) 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 91-Niki Young; 7. 6R-Brad McClelland; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 16-Matt Campbell; 10. 27-Jay Galloway; 11. 21-Scott Fisher; 12. 1B-Mike Bittinger; 13. 47K-Kody Lehman; 14. 83-Cody Fairchok; 15. 47-Michael Hamer; 16. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 17. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 18. 28-Matt Findley; 19. 3W-Duane Watson; 20. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 21. 00-Chris Frank; 22. 4R-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 23. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 24. 11-Leah Starner (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Isaac Sneeringer (1-24), Chase Dietz (25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 47-Michel Hamer; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 83-Cody Fairchok; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman; 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 9. 4R-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 10. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 27-Jay Galloway; 4. 11-Leah Starner; 5. 3W-Duane Watson; 6. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 13-Ryan Higgins (DNF); 9. 1B-Mike Bittinger (DNF); DNS – 45H-Jeff Halligan. No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 2D-Chase Dietz; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 91-Niki Young; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 29-Chris Arnold; 9. 38-Mark Strickler; 10. 5A-Brian Allman. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 47-Kody Lehman; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 4. 51-Nick Palmerino; 5. 1B-Mike Bittinger; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 9. 38-Mark Strickler; 10. 5A-Brian Allman; 11. 29-Chris Arnold (DNF); DNS – 13-Ryan Higgins. No Time



Hanover, PA (08/01/14) –
Hanover’s Isaac Sneeringer used lapped traffic to perfection in claiming his third win of the year in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“It was the lapped traffic that won me the race,” said Sneeringer upon exiting his DCI Racing/Todd A. Gosnell Paving #19Z in victory lane, “I saw Brad on the inside of turn four and knew I had to go to the top in turn one and two.  I had to drive around the lapped cars or take it out of the park.”

Sneeringer started on the pole and led every lap, but withstood serious challenges from points leader Brad McClelland, who started 11th and took the runner-up spot from outside front row starter Dwight Leppo in turn two of lap 11.

McClelland closed quickly on the leader, and the two raced wheel-to-wheel as they entered lapped traffic on lap 15.  On lap 17, McClelland drove to the low side in turn four and attempted to make the pass with the lapped cars of Wyatt Hinkle and Cody Fairchok in between.  The four cars raced in a pack as they crossed under the flagstand, and Sneeringer took to the top to get around the two lapped cars in turns one and two.

McClelland lost momentum trying to drive under Hinkle and Fairchok, and lost several carlengths.

A spinning Danny Massey on lap 24 set up a dramatic one-lap shootout at the end, but Sneeringer had enough to score his third Trail-Way win of the year.

“It’s always a good win when the 6R is in the field,” said Sneeringer.

Leppo, rookie Tyler Buchenauer, and Seth Kearchner completed the top five.

Heats for the 17 “358” sprinters were won by Leppo, Sneeringer, and Cody Fletcher.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps)
1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 6R-Brad McClelland(Hard Charger); 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; 5. 30-Seth Kearchner; 6. 64-Randy Whisler; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 00S-Shane Smith; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 83-Cody Fairchok; 12. 54-Dan Massey(DNF); 13. 66A-Cody Fletcher(DNF); 14. 2-Dennis Gross(DNF); DNS: 9-Dalton Dietrich; 55-Robbie Kendall; 21-Scott Fisher. No Time.

Lap Leaders- Isaac Sneeringer (1-25).

Heat 1 (6 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 00-Shane Smith; 3. 54-Dan Massey; 4. 10-Zach Euculano(DNF); 5. 9-Dalton Dietrich(DNF); 6. 21-Scott Fisher(DNF). No Time.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; 3. 6R-Brad McClelland; 4. 30-Seth Kearchner (DNF); 5. 55-Robert Kendall (DNF); 6. 83-Cody Fairchok (DNF). Time 2:23.60.

Heat 3 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 2-Dennis Gross; 5. 64-Randy Whisler(DNF).  No Time.


A Capsule Look At Port Royal Dream Race 2014



What, Where, When: 
The Port Royal Speedway Living Legends Dream Race honoring Lance Dewease and Maynard Boop is this Saturday, August 2 at 7 pm. Gates will open at 4 pm.  The adult general admission price is $27 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $5.   

What’s It About:
The Living Legends Dream Race was begun at Port Royal Speedway in 2007 as a way to post a lucrative payoff for Pennsylvania’s 410 sprint car stars that didn’t force them to compete against an outside sanctioning body for the money.  It also includes a boatload of free contingency prizes and cash, this year amounting to over $10,000 in value.  In short, it’s a way to give back to all the local drivers in a special way.

Special This Year:
As part of honoring Lance Dewease and Maynard Boop as Living Legends this year, a group of former Boop drivers and Dewease owners will be on hand for autographs under the grandstand from 5 to 6 pm.  Aside from Dewease and Boop, those taking part in the meet and greet are Boop drivers Lynn Paxton, Randy Wolfe and Ed Zirkle along with Boop mechanics Dave Brown Sr. and Ralph Heintzelman Sr. For Dewease the list includes owners Joe Templin, Harry Earnest, Walt Dyer, Al Hamilton, Pete Postupack, Donny Owens and Scott and Chris Dietz.   Honors will be bestowed upon Dewease and Boop during the racing program. Several restored and replica Boops No. 1 and Dewease mounts will be on display behind the grandstand along with Dewease’s current No. 14 mount.   

How It Works: 
Sprint car teams will time trial and then those in even qualifying spots and those in odd qualifying spots will be split into respective groups.  Each of those batches of cars will compete in a 16-lap semi-main event that pays a full purse of nearly $10,000 each with $2,000 to the winner.  The semis will be lined up with an invert of four however the fast timer in each semi will have the option to reach into a bag for a 50/50 shot at pulling out a 0 or a 6 for the invert.  The top 10 finishers from each semi advance to a 35-lap A Main paying $10,000 to win.  The top three finishers from each semi will revenge draw against each other to establish the front three rows of the Dream starting grid while all others line up according to their finishing position in the semis.  Each lap of the semis and the A Main pays $20 to lead.  After the A feature a non-qualifiers race will be run paying $500 to win and $150 to start.  A B Main will fill out the A field plus a fan voted 25th starter will be added to the field.  

On The Line: 
With the addition of a non-qualifiers race last season, the total purse money posted for this year’s dream race is again over $55,000.  The contingency cash up for grabs on the night is worth over $3,000 and the contingency prizes have reached a value of about $10,000.  The minimum prize value is $50 so that value coupled with last place pay in a semi of $200 and starting money in the non-qualifiers race of $150 means that no car should leave the track after entering with less than $400 in accrued earnings on the night.    

What Fans Can Expect:
Extremely competitive racing action will unfold for the Dream event as no heat races are conducted but instead the twin semi mains will advance drivers to the big dance while also paying handsomely.  How each driver finishes the semis will determine where they start in the Dream feature.  And then nearly $35,000 alone is up for grabs in the Dream A feature which promises to be highly rewarding both in stature and finances.  There is no opportunity for teams and drivers to skip a beat, miss a step or lay back for a second chance as they try to come away big winners.  
































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 Central PA Tracks
Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
Aug. 16
1. Alan Krimes 5935
2. Jim Siegel 5675
3. Brian Montieth 5640
4. Cory Haas 5630
5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 5455
6. Robbie Kendall 5115
7. Kyle Moody 4890
8. Freddie Rahmer 4775
9. Danny Dietrich 4765
10. Billy Dietrich 4760
 358 sprint cars

Aug. 2

1. Chase Dietz 4615
2. Niki Young 4525
3. Chandler Leiby 4485
4. Matt Campbell 4145
5. Brie Hershey 4025
6. Matt Findley 3785
7. Ashley Cappetta 3760
8. Doug Hammaker 3605
9. Zach Euculano 3480
10. Brian Allman 3390


Williams Grove


Aug. 15

1. Don Kreitz Jr.  3890
2. Greg Hodnett  3820
3. Doug Esh 3445
4. Alan Krimes 3290
5. Lance Dewease 3250
6. Brian Montieth 3090
7. Ryan Smith 3040
8. Stevie Smith 2810
9. Brent Marks 2545
10. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 2525

358 sprint cars

July 25

1. Kevin Nouse 1910
2. Adrian Shaffer 1700
3. Kody Lehman 1500
4. Brock Zearfoss 1440
5. Chandler Leiby 1385
6. Matt Campbell 1370
7. Doug Hammaker 1275
8. Brie Hershey 1260
9. Scott Fisher 1170
10. Jay Galloway 1145


 Super Sportsman

Aug. 16

1. Frankie Herr 4520
2. Mike Enders 4460
3. Chad Trout 4300
4. Scott Dellinger 4115
5. Steve Fannasy 3965
6. Scott Geesey 3880
7. Russ Mitten 3860
8. Chad Criswell 3710
9. Gregg Foster 3650
10. Steve Wilbur 3645


Port Royal

Aug. 16

1. Mike Wagner  4345
2. Rick Lafferty 4240
3. Chad Layton 4205
4. Mike Erdley 4175
5. Blane Heimbach 4125
6. Doug Esh 4035
7. Greg Hodnett 3835
8. Dylan Cisney 3680
9. Nate Snyder  3610
10. Curt Stroup  3600

360 sprint cars

Aug. 22
1. Mark Smith 4985
2. T.J. Stutts  4695
3. Jason Shultz 3835
4. Ryan Kissinger 3620
5. Derek Locke 3420
6. Davie Franek 3125
7. Cody Keller  2970
8. Brock Zearfoss 2925
9. Mike Walter 2890
10.  Colby Womer  2790



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