Central PA




National Open Finale Postponed To Sunday

Gates open at 2 p.m. with time trials underway at 5:30 p.m. at Williams Grove Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Oct. 3, 2015 - Continued inclement weather and an especially saturated Williams Grove Speedway has postponed the Champion Racing Oil National Open to Sunday.

The National Open finale will be a one day full program with a $50,000-to-win prize. The pits will open at 1 p.m., general admission gates at 2 p.m. with time trials underway at 5:30 p.m.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow night for the finale of the Champion Racing Oil National Open. Tickets remain for the event and are available by visiting the track box office.


Rain Cancels Night Two of the National Open

Saturday’'s main event remains on schedule with Sunday as a rain date

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Oct. 2, 2015 - With steady rain continuing to fall in Central Pennsylvania, night two of the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway has been cancelled.

Saturday's National Open main event remains on schedule and will be a one day full program with a $50,000-to-win prize. Sunday is the rain date.

Contingency planning is underway if inclement weather continues to hamper the National Open weekend.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow night for the finale of the Champion Racing Oil National Open. Tickets remain for the event and are available by visiting the track box office.


Rain Cancels Night One of the National Open

The rest of the National Open weekend remains on schedule; the series will return tomorrow night

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Oct. 1, 2015 - Night one of the Champion Racing Oil National Open has been cancelled due to steady rain and the continued threat of weather through Thursday night.

Friday and Saturday nights at Williams Grove Speedway remain on schedule. Contingency plans, including rescheduling the National Open, are being prepared if inclement weather forces further changes.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow night for night two of the Champion Racing Oil National Open. Tickets remain for the event and are available by visiting the track box office.



410 Sprint Cars Compete for $6,600 jackpot in 40 lap event, 600cc Micro Sprint Championship To Be Determined

SPRING RUN, Pa. (September 27, 2015) – Just a few weeks remain before Sunday, October 18 and this season’s final installment of Fred Rahmer Promotions’ events at Path Valley Speedway.  The 410 Sprint Cars and 600cc Micro Sprints headline Rahmer’s Armed Forces Appreciation Night – offering half-priced general admission tickets to U.S. Military personnel in uniform.

Active and retired members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard are invited to attend as the Fastest Cars on Dirt salute them with intense side-by-side wheel-banging Sprint Car Racing on the Path Valley ¼ mile bullring.

The area’s top 410 Sprint Car competitors will compete in a 40 lap event that pays $6,600 to win – in a tribute to the late Harry Fletcher, a long-time Sprint Car owner and dear friend of the Rahmer family.  Fletcher’s No. 66 was a staple of the central Pennsylvania Sprint Car scene throughout the 60’s and 70’s.

Like the past Fred Rahmer Promotions events, the bonus money is plentiful.  A $500 bonus is offered to the winner of each 410 Sprint Car qualifying heat event, as long as the winner comes from outside the front row. If a driver from the front row picks up the victory they will receive $200 for their win, and the additional $300 will be added into the Lawrence Chevrolet Non-Qualifers jackpot.

Lawrence Chevrolet of Mechanicsburg, Pa presents the Non-Qualifiers event with a guaranteed winner’s share of $500 – but that jackpot could reach as high as$1,700 depending on the results of the qualifying heat events.  At previous events, Chandler Leiby earned $1,100 for his Non-Qualifiers win, TJ Stutts earned $1,400 for his efforts, and Bradley Howard earned $1,700 for his Non-Qualifiers victory.

Other bonuses include a $500 Invader Bonus to any non-central Pennsylvania regular, a $500 Quick Time bonus to the driver setting the fastest Time Trial lap, as well as Hard Charger and Hard Luck awards.

Hoosier Racing Tires gets involved with a 410 Sprint Car Contingency bonus that sees six right rear Hoosier Tires being distributed to drivers based on a fan vote, as well as four right rear Hoosier Tires that will be distributed to 600cc Winged Micro Sprint competitors based on a random drawing.

26-year-old Mifflintown, Pa native Tyler Walton is easily the favorite leading into the 600cc Micro Sprint portion of the Sunday, October 18 event.  Walton has gone 3 for 3 in the past Fred Rahmer Promotions events and currently leads the point standings with a 55 point advantage over Aaron Spar.   The winner of the Fred Rahmer Promotions point series and one random driver that has competed in all three of the Rahmer Path Valley events will be given to the opportunity to win a test session aboard one of the Fred Rahmer-owned 410 Sprint Cars.

All the action takes place on Sunday, October 18 with the gates opening at noon and Time Trials starting at 5 PM.

General Admission tickets are $20 and children under 12 are admitted FREE!  NEW Premium Grandstand Seating is available for $25 and General Pit Access is $30.

Previous Fred Rahmer Promotions 410 Winners:
June 2014 – Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK
April 2015 – Chad Kemenah, Findlay, OH
June 2015 – Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK



Caps off fifth track championship with $20,000 win

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/26/2015 –Brian Montieth showed the huge crowd why is the track champ by claiming the $20,000 top prize in the Second Annual “Dirt Classic” at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

After exchanging numerous slide jobs over the final few laps, Montieth held off inaugural “Dirt Classic” winner Stevie Smith to score a milestone 50th career Lincoln win.

And although it got down to Montieth and Smith at the end, it was Montieth’s double-pass of third-place Jac Haudenschild and second-place Brent Marks that was key to the win.

“Stevie was up there just trying not to make a mistake and trying to keep his speed,” said Montieth upon exiting the Jerry Parrish-owned Auto Locator/Premier Auto Works #21 in victory lane, “That restart when I got from fourth to second was the kicker for me. The car started to go and I got off my butt I guess.”

Smith started on the pole as high point man after time trials and two sets of qualifying events, but spotted the lead to outside front row starter Brent Marks for the first 11 laps.

Smith then pulled the slider on Marks to grab the lead in turn four of lap 12, and led through lap 26.

Montieth, who started third, ran fourth behind fourth-starting Haudenschild the first half of the race. It was after a 21st lap restart that Montieth passed both Haudenschild and Marks to move into the runner-up spot. At the time, Smith’s lead was nearly two seconds.

“It was follow the leader and I saw Greg trying to make a move when I was trying to make moves, and this place is tough in lapped traffic…especially when it’s just one lane around the top. The only time the bottom worked was on those restarts when everybody was slowed down.”

Montieth tracked down the leader over the next five laps and caught Smith on the backstretch of lap 27. Although Smith stayed close the rest of the way and actually slid in front of Montieth in heavy lapped traffic late in the race, Montieth was scored the leader of every lap.

“Once I saw Stevie, I got back on the wheel again, said Montieth, “If I made a mistake, it was on me…but I knew Stevie was going to be tough and I just tried to make the track as wide as I could there at the end.”

“I can’t say enough about this team. We haven’t had a real good run in the last few months, and I’m just happy for this team right now,” said Montieth.

Smith settled for second, with Marks third and Haudenschild fourth. Danny Dietrich, who flipped in his first heat, came from 17th starting spot to cross fifth, with Greg Hodnett running fifth the entire race until Dietrich caught him in the final few laps. Seventh through tenth were Lucas Wolfe, Aaron Ott, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and B Main winner and 21st starting Dave Blaney.

Fast time in time trials over the 41-car field was set by Jac Haudenschild with a one-lap time of 13.090-seconds (103.132 MPH).

Two rounds of heats were won by Wolfe, Smith, Krimes, Marks, Tim Glatfelter, Billy Dietrich, Cory Haas, JJ Grasso, and Blaney.

Next Saturday night, Lincoln will be dark to allow its drivers to compete in the Williams Grove National Open.

Lincoln returns to action for its season finale on Saturday, October 10th. It will be the annual Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Night featuring the 410 and 358 sprint cars.

Gates for that show open at 4:00 p.m. with the first qualifier scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Abbottstown, PA
A-Main (40 laps) – 1. Brian Montieth; 2. Stevie Smith; 3. Brent Marks; 4. Jac Haudenschild; 5. Danny Dietrich; 6. Greg Hodnett; 7. Lucas Wolfe; 8. Aaron Ott; 9. Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 10. Dave Blaney; 11. Jimmy Siegel; 12. JJ Grasso; 13. Lance Dewease; 14. Cory Haas; 15. Brandon Rahmer; 16. Chase Dietz; 17. Freddie Rahmer; 18. Tyler Ross; 19. Brian Carber (DNF); 20. Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 21. Alan Krimes (DNF); 22. Sammy Swindell (DNF); 23. Mike Bittinger (DNF); 24. Tim Wagaman (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Brent Marks (1-11), Stevie Smith (12-26), Brian Montieth (27-40)



College freshman Chase Dietz wins 358 sprint feature and track championship

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Stevie Smith will be looking for a little redemption when the Williams Grove Speedway National Open rolls around next Saturday. Smith was leading late in the race last year when contact from eventual winner David Gravel took him out of contention.

Smith, of Broken Arrow, Okla., tuned up for that race with a win Friday night at the Grove. His fifth Grove win in 11 starts this season was worth $4,000 in a car owned by Hall of Fame driver Fred Rahmer.

In the 20-lap main event for the 358 sprints, Chase Dietz won the feature and clinched the track championship.

The three-day World of Outlaws-sanctioned Champion Racing Oil National Open begins Thursday with a $10,000 to win show. Friday’s race also pays $10,000 to win with the $50,000 to win National Open Saturday night, Oct. 3.

“All the guys behind me are running good and fast,” said Smith. “I run every lap as hard as I can and the best I can and hope at the end of the night this is where we end up, but it doesn’t always work out that way. We really want to win the National Open. It’s one of our goals. It has been my goal for a long time since the last time I did it.”

Brent Marks and Lucas Wolfe shared the front row to start the 25-lap main event. They swapped the top spot in turns one and two before Marks secured the lead.

Danny Dietrich and third starter Smith raced hard for third. Smith would get the spot with six laps down and then take second from Wolfe a few laps later.

The first caution flag flew with nine laps completed when Aaron Ott stopped. Marks picked the low side for the double-file restart.

Marks got the jump on the restart. Smith put a slider on him in turn on and momentarily took the lead, but Marks turned back under him to retake it off the corner. They were close racing into turn three and Smith would secure the lead as they completed lap 10.

“We’re set up for the end of the race,” said Smith. “Actually, it felt pretty good right from the beginning. I figured about half-way, if things go as planned, we’d have a good chance. The last few nights we haven’t been very good so they put a new car together. It feels like the old times.”

Jac Haudenschild and Brian Montieth spun in turn two bringing out the caution with 14 laps completed.

Smith pulled away on the restart as Dietrich would get by Marks for second. Sammy Swindell briefly challenged Marks for third, but couldn’t make the pass.

Smith controlled the final non-stop 11 laps to pick up his fifth Grove win of the season by 0.962 seconds over Dietrich, Marks, Swindell and Wolfe. Lawrence Chevrolet point leader Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Alan Krimes, J.J. Grasso and Austin Hogue rounded out the top 10.

Hodnett set fast time over the 24-car field with a lap of 16.640. Dewease, Haudenschild and Wolfe won the heat races.  Wolfe also won the dash.

Kevin Nouse was holding back Dietz as they raced under the white flag in the 358 sprint feature. Nouse went low into turn one and Dietz went around the cushion. Jared Esh spun in turn two and collected Nouse bringing out the caution.

Dietz controlled the final lap to the get the win in the Godfrey No. 5 over second place point man Doug Hammaker, early leader Chandler Leiby, Adrian Shaffer and Eric Parker.  Dietz was also named the Rookie-of-the-Year and received the Jerry Reigle Sportsmanship Award.

H&J Towing and Recovery will return as the major sponsor for the 358 sprint car division in 2016. This year’s champion earned $1,500 out of a total point fund of over $6,000. The runner-up earned $1,100. The top 10 in final points were paid.  

Dietz donated his winnings from the night and the point fund to a friend of the family that’s battling cancer. He donated over $10,000 this season to various charities.

Scott Fisher, Esh and Dietz won the 358 heat races.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps) 1. Stevie Smith. 2. Danny Dietrich. 3. Brent Marks. 4. Sammy Swindell. 5. Lucas Wolfe. 6. Greg Hodnett. 7. Lance Dewease. 8. Alan Krimes. 9. JJ Grasso. 10. Austin Hogue. 11. Pat Cannon. 12. Dave Blaney. 13. Brian Montieth. 14. Carl Bowser. 15. Rodney Westhafer. 16. Tim Glatfelter. 17. Glendon Forsythe. 18. Wayne Dadetto. 19. Nicole Bower. 20. Troy Fraker. 21. Jac Haudenschild. 22. Aaron Ott. 23. Cory Haas. DNS – Justin Henderson.

358 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps) 1. Chase Dietz. 2. Doug Hammaker. 3. Chandler Leiby. 4. Adrian Shaffer. 5. Eric Parker. 6. Brie Hershey. 7. Russell Hammaker. 8. Matt Findley. 9. Kyle Denmyer. 10. Bill Stine. 11. Nyle Berkes. 12. Rich Eichelberger. 13. Troy Wagaman Jr. 14. Amy Ott. 15. Tyler Esh. 16. Kevin Nouse. 17. Jared Esh. 18. Rick Horn. 19. Phil Walter. 20. Scott Fisher. 21. DJ Montgomery. 22. Brian Garland. DNS – Matt Cambell. Austin Kirby.


Hodnett Takes Checkers over Haudenschild at at SSP on Sunday Night
Newberrytown, PA (September 20, 2015) – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville took his second consecutive 410 Sprint Car feature race in the Sunday Night Sprint Car Special at the Susquehanna Speedway Park.  Dillsburg’s Tyler Lebo collected the IMCA PA Sprint20-lap feature race at the end of the night.

By virtue of a number one pill inversion, the two heat race winners Jac Haudenschild and Lance Dewease brought the field to the green.  Haudenschild grabbed the early lead over Hodnett with Lance Dewease close behind in third.  Almost midway through the non-stop feature, Hodenett drove by Haudenschild on the bottom to take the lead.  Haudenschild tried to regain the lead but was unable to make the winning pass as Hodnett went on to take the victory in 7 minutes and 1.09 seconds.  Haudenschild settled for second followed by Austin Hogue in third.  Chase Dietz finished fourth with Glenndon Forsythe finishing fifth.

In the 20-lap IMCA PA Sprint Car feature, Tyler Reeser started on the outside of the front row and took the lead and began to set a blistering pace with Darren Miller Jay Krout trying to chase him down.  The only thing that slowed down was two caution flags as he went on to take the win over Miller.  Jaremi Hanson finished third as Tyler Lebo crossed the line in fourth.  Krout rounded out the top five at the end.  Miller and Zach Newlin were the heat race winners.

The Susquehanna Showdown for the Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds scheduled for Saturday, September 26 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

The 410 Super Sprint Cars return to SSP on Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. along with the IMCA PA Sprint Series.  

410 Sprint Cars Feature (25 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett; 2. Jac Haudenschild; 3. Austin Hogue; 4. Chase Dietz; 5. Glenndon Forsythe; 6. Lance Dewease; 7. Steve Owings; 8. Brad Howard; 9. David Quakenbush; 10. Wayne Dadetto; 11. Dan Shetler; 12. Jordan Mackison; 13. Wyatt Hinkle; 14. Kyle Pruitt; 15. Hunter Mackison; 16. Anthony Fiore; DNS – Karl Baker; Anthony Macri; Jimmy Stitzel.

DNS – Karl Baker; Anthony Macri; Jimmy Stitzel.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Haudenschild (1-11); Hodnett (12-25).

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Haudenschild and Dewease.  

IMCA PA Sprint Series Feature (20 laps): 1. Tyler Reeser; 2. Darren Miller; 3. Jaremi Hanson; 4. Tyler Lebo; 5. Jay Krout; 6. Andrew Hake; 7. Ken Duke; 8. Bob Shaffer; 9. John Martin; 10. Ronnie Shelley; 11. Alyson Dietz; 12. Zach Mewlin; 13. John Bordlemay; DNS – Tyler Cochran; Erin Statler.


HEAT RACE WINNERS: Miller and Newlin.



SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg wired the field for his first-ever win at Selinsgrove Speedway in Saturday night’s Jim Nace Memorial 33rd Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars sponsored by Paul Stine Chevrolet.

The $10,000 victory at the wheel of the Kauffman Racing/ Sandoe’s Fruit Market No. 48 was Dietrich’s 15th overall win in sprint car racing this season.

Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown was the Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 16.554.

Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove won his first race of the season at Selinsgrove and fourth overall this year in the 25-lap super late model main event.

Saturday night’s race closed out the 2015 racing season at the 70-year-old facility and marked the end of Charlie Paige’s 15-year term as track promoter. The Selinsgrove Fair Association, which governs the speedway, is working on a succession plan for racing to continue in 2016.

Dietrich started on the pole and powered into the lead in the sprint car main event with second-place starter Lucas Wolfe and third-place starter Greg Hodnett in pursuit. On the ninth circuit, Hodnett drove by Wolfe for the runner-up spot racing out of turn four.

The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap 12 when Aaron Ott’s car blew a tire on the frontstretch. Ott did a remarkable job keeping the car from making contact with the guardrail and was able to rejoin the race.

On the lap 13 restart, Dietrich continued to set a blistering pace with Hodnett clearing the lapped cars and setting his sights on the leader. On the 16th lap, fourth-place starter TJ Stutts started to show a lot of speed and passed Wolfe for the third position.

Ott, meanwhile, stormed into the ninth position after restarting on the rear of the field. On lap 18, however, misfortune struck the East Berlin driver again when his car slammed the inside wall and was struck by Michael Walter’s car. Both drivers escaped injury.   

With 15 laps to race, Stutts started to pressure Hodnett for the second position. In the final five laps, Dietrich encountered and navigated his way around slower traffic. Stutts made a last-ditch effort at Hodnett for second to no avail. At the checkered flag, Dietrich was victorious by 2.7 seconds over Hodnett, Stutts, seventh-place starter Brent Marks, and Wolfe.

Polesitter Dylan Yoder pulled into the lead at the start of the late model main event while second-place starter Pancho Lawler held down the runner-up position for several laps. With three laps down, fourth-place starter Jim Yoder and fifth-place starter Jeff Rine dueled for the third position.

On the seventh circuit, Rine took the third spot then advanced to second with a pass by Lawler out of turn four. A lap later, J. Yoder secured the third spot. The second half of the race D. Yoder dueled with  Rine for the lead. Both drivers streaked around the top of the race track in the first and second spots.

Despite several restarts, D. Yoder maintained an edge over Rine to the finish. At the checkered flag, D. Yoder was victorious by 1.2 seconds over Rine, Andy Haus, J. Yoder, and Chad Hollenbeck.

410 Sprint Cars – 24 Entries
35-Lap A-Main:  1) 48 Danny Dietrich $10,000  2) 27 Greg Hodnett  3)  23 TJ Stutts  4) 19M Brent Marks  5) 1Z Lucas Wolfe  6) 3Z Brock Zearfoss  7) 28F Davie Franek  8) 7 Todd Shaffer  9) 14 Lance Dewease  10) 12 Blane Heimbach  11) 3 Pat Cannon  12) 98H Mike Erdley  13) 33 Curt Stroup  14) 29 Jason Shultz  15) 66 Ryan Kissinger  16) 24B Dustin Baney  17) 71C Charlie Anderson  18) 73 Jevon Ahner  19) 21R Kyle Reinhart  20) 25 Aaron Ott  21) 33W Michael Walter  22) 51B Karl Baker  23) 13 Jac Haudenschild  24) 07 Doug Esh

Heat Winners:  Lucas Wolfe, Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett

Time Trials:  1) 3Z Brock Zearfoss 16.554  2) 19M Brent Marks 16.563  3) 13 Jac Haudenschild 16.583  4) 3 Pat Cannon 16.639  5) 23 TJ Stutts 16.657  6) 27 Greg Hodnett 16.658  7) 1Z Lucas Wolfe 16.692  8) 48 Danny Deitrich 16.701  9) 07 Doug Esh 16.710  10) 33W Michael Walter  16.765  11)25 Aaron Ott 16.772  12) 21R Kyle Reinhart 16.816  13) 12 Blane Heimbach 16.842  14) 7 Todd Shaffer 16.860  15) 14 Lance Dewease 16.975  16) 98H Mike Erdley 17.061  17) 33 Curt Stroup 17.196  18) 28F Davie Franek 17.262  19) 24B Dustin Baney 17.381  20) 29 Jason Shultz 17.883  21) 66 Ryan Kissinger 17.957  22) 73 Jevon Ahner 18.149  23) 71C Charlie Anderson 18.355  24) 51B Karl Baker 19.044

Late Models – 24 Entries
25-Lap A-main:  1) 24 Dylan Yoder  2) 2J Jeff Rine  3) 33 Andy Haus  4) 27 Jim Yoder  5) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  6) 15F Scott Flickinger  7) 17 Nick Dickson  8) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  9) 10 Dave Stamm  10) 99 Steve  Stitt  11) 45 Eric Hons  12) 24J Jon Rohacevich  13) 50R Cody Robbins  14) 88T Ernie Millon  15) 61 Ken Trevitz  16) 93 Pancho Lawler  17) 0F Coleby Frye  18) 26 Jerry Bard  19) 67 Tommy Slanker  20) 90 Kyle Rhoads  21) 0B Larry Baer  22) 41 Chris Casner  23) 99Z Dave Zona  24) 06 Mike Lupfer
Heat Winners:  Coleby Frye, Dave Stamm, Dave Zona

Williams Grove Speedway Sprints Tune Up For National Open This Friday

Hodnett poised for sixth Diamond Series title, Dietz going for first 358 sprint crown



Mechanicsburg – The Lawrence Chevrolet sprint cars will tune up for the 53rd annual Williams Grove Speedway World of Outlaws Champion Racing Oil National Open this Friday night, September 25 at 7:30 pm.

With the National Open looming October 1, 2 and 3, this will be the last chance for the Williams Grove regulars known as the Pennylvania Posse to ready themselves for the big three-day event the following week.

The National Open tune up race will crown the 2015 Hoosier Diamond Series champion.

The sprint car feature will pay $4,000 to win with time trials setting the starting lineups for heat races, followed by a dash and the 25-lap main event.   Double file restarts will also be used per outlaws protoco during the event.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will also be in action for their final show of the season with the champion being crowned in that division as well.

General admission for the show is $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 13 – 20.

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

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on September 25 will be donated to the Monroe Elementary PTO Walk.

Greg Hodnett currently leads the points in both the 2015 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint season-long title chase along with the Diamond Series.

If he is able to win the 2015 Diamond Series title, the laurels would be the sixth of his Williams Grove career after also taking crowns in 2003, 2007, 2010, 2012 and in 2014.

Hodnett’s Diamond titles to date have come at the wheel of the Bob Stewart No. 12 (2003); Jim and Sandy Kline No. 22 (2007, 2010); John Trone No. 39 (2012); and the Mike Heffner No. 27 (2014).

York’s Chase Dietz will be trying to cap off a career-first Williams Grove 358 sprint track title with his run on September 25.

Dietz currently has a 20-point lead in the Godfrey Motorsports No. 5 over Grantville’s Doug Hammaker. Matt Campbell sits within striking distance, although 140 points behind the leader.

Following the 358 portion of the show with the champion decided, Williams Grove officials will bestow the 2015 track title laurels to the titlist along with awards to the winner of the special Summer Series.  Other awards to be handed out incluce Rookie of the Year, Sportsmanship and Most Improved.

The 2015 National Open is coming up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 1, 2 and 3.

The World of Outlaws sprint car sanctioned event will pay $50,000 to the winner of the Saturday night 40-lap National Open finale.


53rd Williams Grove Speedway National Open Format Revealed, National Open Rookie To Receive $1,000



Mechanicsburg – The upcoming Williams Grove Speedway 53rd annual Champion Racing Oil National Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws sprint cars has been expanded to a three-day format this season.

The prestigious race is set for October 1, 2 and 3 at the historic Cumberland County oval.

Saturday’s 40-lap Open will pay a whopping $50,000 to win with both the Thursday and Friday night shows offering $10,000 to win, 25-lap features.

And what happens on both Thursday and Friday will set the stage for drivers to compete in the Saturday National Open.

National Open event points will be awarded for final position in time trials, heat races, C main, Last Chance Showdown and the feature, on both preliminary nights.

The new points system will reward drivers for consistency throughout the event and is ultimately used to determine the lineups on the final night of the National Open.

The time trial leader is awarded 200 points with each subsequent position receiving two fewer points than the last; Heat race winners receive 100 points with each subsequent position receiving three fewer points than the last; the C main awards 94 points to the third place finisher with the top-two transferring into the Last Chance Showdown and each subsequent position after third receiving four fewer points than the last; the third place finisher in the Last Chance Showdown receives 150 points with each subsequent position receiving four fewer points; and the A main winner receives 250 points with each subsequent car receiving four fewer points than the last.

The Heat race lineups will be straight up utilizing combined event points. Heat race finishes on the final night will be awarded points and added to the combined event points. The Dash will be made up of the Heat race winners, the four highest combined event point leaders and the top one or two in event points that did not win their Heat but did make the transfer. The overall Dash lineup will be determined by combined event points.

Each of the rest of the races will be lined up by total combined event points with the Dash field setting the first 10 positions in the feature and the Last Chance Showdown transfers tagging the back of the A main. Four maximum provisionals can be utilized on each race night (two for World of Outlaws platinum teams and two for Williams Grove Speedway regulars).

In other National Open news, it was announced on September 18 that a minimum of $1,000 will be awarded to the 2015 National Open Rookie of the Year in the event.

Sponsored by The Beer Hill Gang, the highest finishing rookie in the overall event on Saturday will receive the title and award.


Wolfe, Lupfer, Zook And Yoder Record 2015 Port Royal Track Titles



Port Royal – Aboard the potent Zemco No. 1 sprint car, Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg is the 2015 Port Royal Speedway track champion after competing in last weekend’s annual Tuscarora 50 races at the oval.

Wolfe put his name in the record books along with his father Randy who garnered the track crown for his one and only oval title back in 1982.

The track title for Wolfe was his first ever, anywhere, aboard a sprint car although the second-generation driver does own a pair of Pennsylvania Speedweek titles coming in 2007 for car owners Jim and Laura Allebach and in 2014 for Zemco owners John and Pee Wee Zemaitis.

Wolfe competed in 20 of 21 shows completed during the regular Port Royal sprint car season, beginning in April.

Along the way he notched a pair of wins along with three runner-ups, four third-place finishes, a fourth, a sixth, three sevenths, a pair of eighths and a pair of ninth place finishes.

To date, despite being a track titlist, Wolfe owns a total of only three Port Royal career victories.

While Wolfe wrapped up the sprint car championship in the Tuscarora races, Shermansdale’s Mike Lupfer recorded his second super late model track laurels in a row after racing in all 18 events held at the track for the division.

Lupfer began the year in dominating fashion by taking the first three late model mains in succession.

He then returned for a fourth win on the season in July.

Aside from his four victories, Lupfer pushed his No. 06 to a pair of runner-up finishes, a third, a fifth, a seventh, a eighth, a ninth and a 10th place finish.

Lupfer’s name is now in the Port Royal record books with other successive track titlists including: Marv Kauffman, Butch Renninger, Pete Swarmer, Harry Garman, Ed Spencer, Jim Nave, Graham Taylor, Ken Dickson, Chris Shuey, Steve Campbell and Scott Haus.

Other track titles recently recorded have gone to Jason Zook in xtreme stocks and Andrew Yoder in 355 econo late models.

Zook scored once in the xtremes while Yoder copped a pair of wins on his way to the title.

After a few weeks off, Port Royal Speedway will be in action three weeks in a row in October, coming up October 10, 17 and 24.

The Blue Collar Classic featuring a regional 305 sprint clash hosted by the PASS 305 series takes place on October 10 followed by Open Wheel Madness featuring the 410 sprints and URC sprints on October 17.

October 24 will close the Port Royal season with the World of Outlaws sprint cars the main attraction along with the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds.


Gobrecht’s First SSP Race as New Owner on Sunday, Sept. 20 with Return of 410 Sprint Cars

Next Wednesday Test & Tune on September 30

Newberrytown, PA (September 18, 2015) – The 410 Super Sprint Cars return to SSP on Sunday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. along with the IMCA PA Sprint Series for the 2nd Annual SSP Fall Classic.  This will be Scott Gobrecht’s first race as the new owner of the Susquehanna Speedway Park.  Gobrecht purchased the speedway earlier this month from Todd and Rhonda Fisher.

The 410 Sprint Car feature will pay $3,500-to-win for the 25-lap feature event.  Non-qualifiers for the A-Main feature will receive a complimentary non-transferrable entry fee ($50.00 value) for the Final Showdown to be held at SSP in November.  For the 410 Sprint Cars, mufflers WILL NOT be required and Hoosier Brand Spec Tires will be required on all four corners (same as the 2015 rules at Williams Grove, Lincoln and Port Royal Speedways).  All other rules will follow the generally accepted rules for Sprint Cars at local weekly Central PA Sprint Car tracks (1400 pounds weight rule).  Raceivers will be mandatory for all Sprint Cars.

On Sunday, the pit gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Warm-ups begin at 5:30 p.m. with qualifying races at 6:00 p.m. followed by consolation races and feature events.

General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Sunday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $18.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $15.00; Children (10 & under) are free.  Pit pass prices are $25.00 with a reduced price of $22.00 for all pit competitor license holders.  The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 12 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 12 to 14.

The Susquehanna Showdown for the Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds scheduled for Saturday, September 26 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south.  For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net.  On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track.”


Williams Grove Speedway
410 Sprint Car
1. Greg Hodnett 5620
2. Brian Montieth 5280
3. Danny Dietrich 5275
4. Lucas Wolfe 4955
5. Lance Dewease 4850
6. Cory Haas 4105
7. Brent Marks 4100
8. Pat Cannon 3560
9. Austin Hogue 3525
10. Alan Krimes 3395


Lucas Wolfe Takes Lead From Dewease For Second Williams Grove Sprints Win

Steve Buckwalter scores ARDC Midgets



Mechanicsburg – Lucas Wolfe took the lead from Lance Dewease and drove to his second sprint car win of the season at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Wolfe pocketed $4,180 for the victory including lap and bonus money.

Steve Buckwalter scored in the 20-lap ARDC Midget main to close the night.

The highly competitive 410 sprint main saw the red flag appear on the first lap when Pat Cannon got out of shape while challenging leader Tim Glatfalter in the third corner.

Cannon’s racer ended up against the outside rail while also collecting the front running machines of Brent Marks, Chase Dietz and others.

Glatfelter restarted with the lead but his run there was short as one-time winner Austin Hogue throttled around the outside and into control on the restart.

Lance Dewease, who restarted third, drove to second with three away and immediately began challenging Hogue for the lead, taking it with four away in the 25 lapper.

Glatfelter then stopped with five down and slowed the pace again with eighth starter Wolfe sitting third for the restart.

Wolfe had disposed of Hogue for second on the restart and was less than a second behind Dewease when another yellow flag unfurled with eight laps down.

Dewease kept Wolfe at bay when green reappeared but Dewease failed to slip away as Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett began swapping the third spot.

Dewease’s lead of just over a second was wiped out with the advent of another yellow flag on the 11th tour and again, he kept Wolfe at bay at the new green.

However on a final restart with 11 laps to go, Wolfe provided more of a challenge and Dewease could only hold Wolfe off until the 18th circuit when the Mechanicsburg native blasted underneath for control in the first corner.

Wolfe then began pulling away from the field once he got control as Dietrich and Hodnett continued their battle.

In the end Wolfe took the checkers by 3.308 seconds over Dewease, Dietrich, Hodnett and Brian Montieth.

Sixth through 10th went to 17th starter Freddie Rahmer, Cory Haas, Hogue, Rodney Westhafer and Glenndon Forsythe.

Heats went to Wolfe, Hodnett and Dewease.

Shawn Jackson controlled the first 5 laps of the ARDC Midget main before Tommy Kunsman took over.

But on the move from the 12th starting spot was Steve Buckwalter, who was up to fourth by just the completion of the sixth tour.

Buckwalter moved around PJ Gargiulo for third with eight down, then took second from Jackson a lap later before getting underneath Kunsman for the win with six laps to go.

Steve Drevicki finished second followed by Kunsman, Gargiulo and Brenden Bright.

Heats went to Brett Wanner and Brett Arndt.

September 18, 2015 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Lance Dewease, 2. Danny Dietrich, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Brian Montieth, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. Cory Haas, 8. Austin Hogue, 9. Rodney Westhafer, 10. Glenndon Forsythe, 11. Curt Stroup, 12. Kyle Moody, 13. Nicole Bower, 14. Jim Shuster, 15. Troy Fraker, 16. Jac Haudenschild, 17. Brent Marks, 18. Mallie Shuster, 19. Tim Glatfelter, 20. Pat Cannon, 21. Chase Dietz

ARDC Midgets, 20 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Steve Drevicki, 3. Tommy Kunsman, 4. PJ Gargiulo, 5. Brenden Bright, 6. Brett Arndt, 7. Ryan Greth, 8. Brett Wanner, 9. Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 10. Brian Gilmore, 11. Shawn Jackson, 12. Jamie Speers, 13. Jason Rice, 14. Trevor Kobylarz, 15. Danny Stratton, 16. Jim Radney


Saturday Night Series at Williams Grove Speedway Comes to an End

Bright Future for Super Sportsman Ahead with NewSeries in 2016

Mechanicsburg,PA (September 15, 2015) – After a 10-year run at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, the Saturday Night Series featuring the Super Sportsman, 358Late Models and Street Stocks will come to an end.

In an effort to concentrate more on its core racing on Friday nights, Williams Grove Speedway management made the difficult decision to discontinue the series on Saturday Nights.

The Super Sportsman Series will continue to be scheduled on select Friday nights in 2016 along with dates for the 358 Late Models and Street Stocks.

The majority of the Super Sportsman Seriesraces will be held at Susquehanna Speedway Park with the remaining balance of 2016 shows at Lincoln Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and other local venues.

Williams Grove Speedway would like to thank Blazer’s Body Shop, Credit Connection AutoSales and AquaFun Pools and all the teams, fans and vendors involved in theSaturday Night Series.

More announcements and details concerning the SuperSportsman Series will be forthcoming.



Will Hodnett Tie Rahmer’s 5-Time Win Record In The Open?

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present its crown jewel event, the Jim Nace Memorial 33nd Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 19.

The Nace Memorial National Open will be a 35-lap tribute race paying $10,000 to win and $400 to start. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format.

Joining the 410 sprint cars on the Sept. 19 racing card will be the super late models in a 25-lap main event paying $2,000 to win. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying will start at 7 p.m.

For the sixth straight year, the 410 Open will honor the life and racing career of Nace, the track’s only five-time sprint car champion who died in November 2009 following a seven-year battle with cancer.

In last year’s race, Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove wired the field and became only the third driver to win the Open four times. Hodnett’s previous Open victories came in 1998, 2004, and 2007. With a stellar16-win season to date, Hodnett is a pre-race favorite to score his fifth victory in the Open and tie Fred Rahmer’s record for the most wins.

Rahmer, of Salfordville, is the track’s only five-time winner of the Open with victories in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000. Todd Shaffer of Millerstown is the other driver on the Open career win list with four championships in 1993, 1994, 2001, and 2008.

In 2013, Pat Cannon of Etters  joined the late Maynard Yingst of Linglestown and Rahmer as only the third driver to win three consecutive National Opens. Cannon also won in 2012 and 2011. Yingst’s wins in the Open occurred in 1983, 1984, and 1985.

Other past repeat winners include Lance Dewease of Fayetteville (2002, 2009, 2010) and Don Kreitz Jr. of Sinking Spring (1986 and 1992).

Single-time winners of the Open include Dave Blaney of Cortland, Ohio (1987); Keith Kauffman of Mifflintown (1988); Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D. (1989); Sammy Swindell of Bartlett, Tenn. (1990); Johnny Mackison Jr. of York (1991); Stevie Smith of Broken Arrow, Okla. (2003); Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg (2005); and Chad Layton of Harrisburg (2006).

The National Open will mark the third appearance of the season by the 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. This year’s previous races were won by Hodnett in the May 24 Ray Tilley Classic and Smith in the July 5 PA Speedweek Finale.

The New Paul Stine Chevrolet, located on 430 N. Susquehanna Trail in Selinsgrove, is a leading choice for new and pre-owned Chevrolet auto sales. The New Paul Stine Chevrolet is also a name synonymous with great customer care and service.

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 570.374.2999.

Purse for 33rd Annual National Open for 410 Sprint Cars 35 Laps (9/19/15): 1) $10,000 2) $4,000 3) $2,500 4) $2,000 5) $1,800 6) $1,600 7) $1,400 8) $1,200 9) $1,100 10) $1,000 11) $700 12) $700 13) $600 14) $550 15) $500 16) $450 17) $425 18-24) $400
Fast Time: $300

Also Racing: Super Late Models / $2,000 To Win
Admission for National Open (9/19/15): Adults $28; Students (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under Free; Pit Passes $35


Brent Marks Wins 48th Annual Port Royal All Star Tuscarora 50

Myerstown Driver Pockets Over $21,000 In Three Oval Wins In Six Days



Port Royal – Brent Marks closed a storied chapter in Port Royal Speedway history by claiming the 48th annual Tuscarora 50 for sprint cars sponsored by Ramsey’s Car Washes and Packer’s Concessions on Sunday night, besting the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions field for a payday worth $12,625 including lap money.

For Marks, the win was his third in six days at the historic oval after taking the September 7 Labor Day Classic and in the Night Before The 50 feature event run on Friday.

Marks took home a total of more than $21,000 for his trio of wins and in doing so he became the first driver in history to sweep the three events at the oval since the format began in 1998.

“Oh man, this is awesome” said Brent Marks, “This is a race I’ve wanted to win and this is a race I said we could win.”

“We’ve went so long without a win this year and now to pull off three in a row is just unbelievable. I just hope I wake up tomorrow and it wasn’t a dream. This has been an awesome, awesome week for us. We’ve been working so hard and this car has been working so good. It was an amazing night.”  

The first 25 laps of the 50-lap Tuscarora were electrifying with multiple lead changes and action throughout.

The initial start of the talent-laden field went red when pre-race favorite and fifth starter Greg Hodnett spun his car as he sat it into the first corner, collecting Ryan Smith and Curt Stroup.

The restart of action saw polesitter Ryan Taylor led the first lap before second starter Doug Esh rocketed by for control.

Just after Esh was scored the leader, All Star point runner-up Cody Darrah swiped the outside turn three fence, saving the car but slowing the action.

Danny Dietrich, Mike Wagner and Steve Buckwalter followed Esh and Taylor for the restart.

Dietrich went to work when action again got underway, taking second from Taylor on the fifth lap before setting sail after Esh.

Esh had near disaster on the seventh tour when he burst into the third corner to find a crashed Dylan Cisney into the outside rail.

Esh looped his car in front of the field but kept going as the yellow came out, which stopped the action for refueling with Dietrich, Wagner , Taylor and Buckwalter in tow.

However the restart would prove to be more disastrous for Esh.

Dietrich pounced when the green reappeared, diving by Esh before coming back to the line as the leader with eight away.

But then as the pair raced onto the backchute with Dietrich low and Esh on top, Esh took a high run off of the second corner to try and reclaim control.  

As the pair reached the scoreboard, they touched with Dietrich at first turning into Esh, toward the outside rail before straightening but then Esh turned toward the inside rail as he tried to correct and made hard contact with the inside barrier after losing control and coming across the track as Dietrich skated by.

However while under caution, Dietrich came up with a right rear flat thanks to the hard contact with Esh, and this remanded the lead to Mike Wagner.

But Wagner would never be able to be scored the leader under green flag conditions because when action restarted, 14th starter Sheldon Haudenschild drove from his third restarting position around the outside of Ryan Taylor in the second corner before threading the needle on the backchute to blast under Wagner for control and the lead back to the ninth lap.

Once at the front, Haudenschild went to work blasting through the field from behind, working into the backmarkers while 13th starter Brent Marks drove up to second with 12 away.

Haudenschild had a 1.015 second lead over Marks when the mandatory lap 25 stoppage for refueling took place.

Haudenschild had Marks, Dale Blaney, 22nd starter Greg Wilson and Wagner following for the start of the second 25 laps segment.

But to everyone’s surprise when action got underway, Haudenschild took the middle line into the first corner, leaving his customary top lane wide open and Marks used that line to rocket into the lead as the pair raced out of the second turn.

And once at the front, Marks simply turned on the afterburners to drive off from the field for the rest of the nonstop distance.

Only for a few moments in traffic when Marks got bottled up behind cars running two by two was Haudenschild able to close back up.

But just as quickly as Haudenschild would narrow the margin, Marks would break free and again drive off with the lead.

At the finish, Marks won by 1.097 seconds for the prestigious laurels after scoring $625 in lap money.

Haudenschild was second, tallying $5,000 for second plus another $425 in lap cash.

“We got up front pretty quick there and we had a really good car” said Sheldon Haudenschild after finishing second.

“We put a lot of hard work into this deal and to not get the win after leading is a bummer. Congrats to Brent Marks...definitely happy for those guys. He did a great job. I kinda’ messed up on that restart, but we won’t let that happen again.”

Dale Blaney finished a stout third followed by a masterful run by former All Stars titlist Greg Wilson.

And after restarting at the rear on the ninth lap, Danny Dietrich crossed the finish line fifth, perhaps offering proof that he could have taken the win had it not been for the contact and flat tire.

Sixth through 10th went to Wagner, Stevie Smith, Taylor, Blane Heimbach and Steve Buckwalter.
Fast time over the 41-car field went to Greg Hodnett with a time of 18.138 seconds.

Heats went to Esh, Rodney Westhafer, Wagner and Lance Dewease.

Twin B Mains went to Todd Shaffer and Greg Wilson.

A-Main 1 (50 Laps) 1. 19m-Brent Marks[13] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[12] ; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney[9] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[20] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner[8] ; 7. 51S-Stevie Smith[16] ; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor[1] ; 9. 12-Blane Heimbach[15] ; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[10] ; 11. 25-Aaron Ott[23] ; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 13. 7W-Logan Wagner[25] ; 14. 14-Lance Dewease[6] ; 15. 3-Dave Ely[14] ; 16. 44W-Rodney Westhafer[4] ; 17. 23-TJ Stutts[7] ; 18. 7-Todd Shaffer[21] ; 19. 13-Jac Haudenschild[19] ; 20. 1-Lucas Wolfe[11] ; 21. 98-Mike Erdley[26] ; 22. O7-Doug Esh[2] ; 23. 5-Dylan Cisney[22] ; 24. 89-Cody Darrah[17] ; 25. 94-Ryan Smith[18] ; 26. 33-Curt Stroup[24]


410 Sprints & ARDC Midgets Hit Williams Grove Friday

WoO National Open Tune Up September 25



Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the mighty ARDC Midgets coming up this Friday, September 18 at 7:30 pm.

The 410 sprints will compete in a regular program that includes feature lap and bonus money on Friday night.

General admission for the show is $14 for adults and $10 for youth ages 13 – 20.

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

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on September 18 will be donated to the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.

A National Open tune up for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will take place on September 25 along with a program of 358 sprint racing in which the 2015 division champion will be crowned.

General admission for the show is $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 13 – 20.
The final show of September on the 25th will also decide the 2015 Diamond Series championship for the 410 sprints.

Greg Hodnett currently leads the points in both the 2015 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint season-long title chase along with the Diamond Series.

The month of September is all in preparation for the the biggest sprint car show on the East Coast, the World of Outlaws Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open.

The 2015 National Open is coming up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 1, 2 and 3.

The World of Outlaws sprint car sanctioned event will pay $50,000 to the winner of the Saturday night 40-lap National Open finale.


Wet Weather Postpones “Tuscarora 50” Until Sunday, September 13

Hot Laps Set for 5PM with Racing to Follow

Port Royal, PA (September 12, 2015) - UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to postpone the 48th running of the "Tuscarora 50" until tomorrow, Sunday, September 13. Steady rains moved into the Port Royal Speedway area on Saturday morning and continued to be a factor just before race time.

"Tuscarora 50" gates will open at 2:00PM on Sunday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway. A mandatory UNOH All Star drivers meeting is slated for 4:00PM.

Hot laps will hit the racing surface at 5:00PM with qualifying time trials to follow. Please visit www.portroyalspeedway.com for more information.


Marks Takes Second Port Win In Five Days In All Star Night Before The 50 Main

Jim Yoder closes late model season with second oval win of year



Port Royal – Brent Marks became the third and final leader of Friday’s UNOH All Star Night Before the Tuscarora 50 sprint car feature event at Port Royal Speedway to pick up the $5,000 payday, his second win in five days at the track after claiming Monday’s Labor Day Classic.

In the 25-lap super late model main, Selinsgrove’s Jim Yoder outlasted his son Dylan to record his second oval win of the season while Mike Lupfer clinched the 2015 track title with his run in the feature.

A deep and stellar field of 47 sprint cars began the 16th running of the Night Before the 50 All Stars program with Danny Holtgraver setting fast time with a lap of 15.733 seconds.

The front row of the 30-lap main event had Ryan Smith on the pole with national veteran Jac Haudenschild to his outside and when action got underway, Haudenschild drove his No. 13 into firm command on the cushion.

Smith was chasing Haudenschild with Marks running third when the leader entered the backmarkers on the seventh tour.

Moments later, Port Royal point leader Lucas Wolf came up lame with a flat rear tire and under the yellow flag, Haudenschild shockingly spun his car in the second corner, giving up his potential second career Port Royal victory.

Smith inherited the lead with Marks second and Brock Zearfoss restarting third and when action resumed Smith rolled the middle with Marks on the bottom in the first corner.

Smith pulled out of striking distance for the next several laps as Marks instead had to fend off the challenges of Zearfoss and then just again as the field was about to enter the backmarkers at the halfway point, another yellow flag bunched the field.

The caution appeared for a spun Greg Hodnett on the frontstretch after Hodnett came up short of completing an inside pass on Sheldon Haudenschild for seventh as the pair raced onto the frontchute and was forced to take evasive action.

Smith found Marks more challenging on this restart and Marks was sticking with the leader with 10 laps to go.

With nine to go, Marks got to Smith’s inside as the pair ran into the second turn and then they shot onto the backchute side by side with Marks completing a massive slide job into the third turn to take the lead.

Smith tried to turn the car and come back underneath Marks for the lead as the pair shot off of the fourth corner onto the front stretch but Marks would lead back to the line and the rest of the distance for his first career All Stars victory.

Marks had taken the white flag for his win when Steve Buckwalter blew an engine in his mount, again slowing the field and this time forcing a red flag for refueling.

All Stars rules produced a green-white-checker finish and Marks took the win by 1.294 seconds over Smith with Zearfoss third followed by Mike Erdley and 11th starter Danny Dietrich.

Sixth through 10th went to Sheldon Haudenschild, Ryan Taylor, Aaron Ott, Chad Kemenah and Greg Wilson.

Heats went to Marks, Erdley, Zearfoss, Lucas Wolfe and Jac Haudenschild.

Smith won the dash to earn the pole for the feature while Blane Heimbach took the C Main and Dave Ely took the B Main.

“This is awesome!” said Brent Marks, “This is my first All Star win so this is really special to me. To get two wins in a row here also feels pretty incredible. This car has been on a rail lately...whatever we did to it, it’s working. We were fast all night tonight and those long green flag runs really helped us out. We were able to get by Ryan (Smith) there...he’s one helluva racer and to get by him says a lot.”

Smith spoke about his run with the lead before falling to second.

“Being out front like that doesn’t really allow you to know what’s going on behind you” he said.  “We didn’t quite get the wing back quick enough. We were good, just not good enough. Congratulations to Brent (Marks). Glad to see him back in victory lane, but hopefully we can beat him tomorrow.”

Tim Smith Jr. took the lead when action started in the super late model main over Jim Yoder.

Only one caution flag slowed the race once it got going, on lap 21.

Smith entered the backmarkers on the ninth tour with Jim Yoder and Chad Hollenbeck in tow.

But as the race wore on, Smith’s car began lifting up off of his preferred bottom groove and that allowed Jim Yoder to get underneath for the lead with nine laps to go.

At the lap 21caution flag, seventh starter Jeff Rine was up to third while Dylan Yoder restarted fifth.

And younger Yoder Dylan then went to work on the extreme high side of the track when action resumed to blast around Hollenbech, Rine and Smith to end up a challenging second, just .615 seconds behind his father at the finish.

Smith was third followed by Rine and 13th starter Coleby Frye.

Heats went to Rine, Hayes Mattern and Hollenbeck.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition on Saturday evening, September 12, back at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.

The 48th annual “Tuscarora 50” will headline action at the “Speed Palace” on Saturday, awarding a minimum of $12,000 after 50 laps of green flag competition.

Greg Hodnett is the defending “Tuscarora 50” champion, defeating the UNOH All Stars back on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Admission to the Juniata County Fair that surrounds the speedway is free on Saturday, September 12, with adult general admission priced at $30 on Saturday. Students aged 12-18 are admitted to the races for just $7 on Saturday night.

Saturday gates will open at 3:00PM with racing set to begin at 7:00PM.

If needed, the race is raindated for Sunday, September 13 at 5 pm.

A-Main 1 -  (30 Laps) 1. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 4. 98-Mike Erdley[4] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[11] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[13] ; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor[14] ; 8. 25-Aaron Ott[16] ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 10. W20-Greg Wilson[25] ; 11. 89-Cody Darrah[22] ; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer[20] ; 13. 1-Dale Blaney[18] ; 14. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 15. 5C-Dylan Cisney[26] ; 16. 55-Mike Wagner[24] ; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 18. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[17] ; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 20. 13-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 21. 27-Greg Hodnett[9] ; 22. 11c-Cory Haas[23] ; 23. 51-Stevie Smith[19] ; 24. 3-Dave Ely[21] ; 25. 98H-Dave Blaney[12] ; 26. 57X-Andrew Palker[15]

Late models, 25 laps: 1. Jim Yoder, 2. Dylan Yoder, 3. Tim Smith Jr., 4. Jeff Rine, 5. Coleby Frye, 6. Chad Hollenbeck, 7. Mike Lupfer, 8. Hayes Mattern, 9. Scott Flickinger, 10. Jerry Bard, 11. Mitch Hack, 12. Andy Haus, 13. Patrick Bryner, 14. Michael Altobelli, 15. Tim Fedder, 16. Trent Brenneman, 17. Chad Myers, 18. Mike Mort, 19. Cody Robbins, 20. Derrick Casner, 21. Dave Brouse Sr., 22. Steve Stitt


Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Brian Montieth 6850
2. Alan Krimes 6525
3. Cory Haas 6165
4. Kyle Moody 6130
5. Austin Hogue 6110
6. Danny Dietrich 5950
7. Jim Siegel 5690
8. Robbie Kendall 5680
9. F. Rahmer 5315
10. G. McIntyre Jr. 5240


































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1. Brian Montieth 7185
2. Alan Krimes     6830
3. Austin Hogue 6425
4. Kyle Moody     6395
5. Danny Dietrich 6280
6. Cory Haas     6265
7. Jim Siegel     6010
8. Robbie Kendall 5990
9. Freddie Rahmer 5665
10. G. McIntyre Jr. 5530
358 sprint cars

1. Doug Hammaker 4760
2. Matt Campbell 4755
3. Jeff Rohrbaugh 4545
4. Brie Hershey 4515
5. Cody Fletcher 4445
6. Matt Findley 4335
7. Cole Young  4300
8. Chandler Leiby 3975
9. Tyler Esh  3885
10. Kyle Denmyer 3850

  Williams Grove


Sept. 25
1. Greg Hodnett 5840
2. Danny Dietrich 5545
3. Brian Montieth 5430
4. Lucas Wolfe 5185
5. Lance Dewease 5060
6. Brent Marks 4350
7. Cory Haas 4205
8. Pat Cannon 3730
9. Austin Hogue 3705
10. Alan Krimes 3595

358 sprint cars


1. Chase Dietz 2780
2. Doug Hammaker 2730
3. Matt Campbell 2390
4. Adrian Shaffer 2350
5. Kevin Nouse 2315
6. Chandler Leiby 2270
7. Matt Findley 1975
8. Brie Hershey 1770
9. Phil Walter 1765
10. R. Eichelberger 1725


 Super Sportsman

1. Frankie Herr 4270
2. Scott Dellinger 4190
3. Jay Fannasy 3700
4. Chad Criswell 3470
5. Mike Enders 3450
6. R. Eichelberger 3435
7. B. Hockenberry 3335
8. Kenny Edkin 3235
9. Steve Fannasy 3230
10. Russ Mitten 3210


Port Royal

1. Lucas Wolfe   6250
2. Dylan Cisney 6085
3. Mike Wagner  5920
4. Greg Hodnett 5675
5. Logan Wagner 5200
6. Ryan Taylor 5050
7. Curt Stroup  5005
8. Dave Ely 4960
9. Joey Hershey 4860
10. D.Sammons 4635


1. T.J. Stutts  4090
2. Mark Smith  3440
3. Jason Shultz 3330
4. Ryan Kissinger 3210
5. Davie Franek 3080
6. Derek Locke  2940
7. Eric Tomecek 2920
8. Mallie Shuster 2405
9. Jim Shuster  2220
10. Eric Parker 2190


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