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Williams Grove Kicks Off Holiday With Diamond Series For 410 Sprints Friday

Sprints race for $4,000 to win, PASS/IMCA 305 sprints and fireworks round out card

5/22/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present another 2016 Diamond Series event for the Lawrence Chevrolet Sprint Cars coming up this Friday night, May 27 at 8 pm.

Joining the 410 sprint cars on the card will be the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will compete for $4,000 to win to go along with an increased purse elsewhere.

Time trials will set the sprint car starting grids. 

Fireworks will also be part of the holiday weekend program.

Adult general admission tickets are $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10 and ages 12 and under admitted for free.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 will be given to the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing while another like amount contributed by Williams Grove will be donated to the charity of the sprint car winner’s chosing.

A static display of restored racecars from the EMMR will be set up in the speedway infield for the evening. 

Brian Montieth kicked off the 2016 Diamond Series with a win in the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial on April 22 while Lance Dewease won the second event in the series on May 13.

Both Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett are currently tied in the 2016 Diamond Series point standings while Dietrich of Gettysburg leads the overall 2016 Williams Grove season series standings.

Winners to date have been Rick Lafferty, Greg Hodnett, Pat Cannon, Doug Esh, Brian Montieth and Lance Dewease, who became the first repeat winner of the season by not only winning on May 13 but again on May 20 against the World of Outlaws. 

Coming up June 3 at Williams Grove Speedway it will be York County Racing Club Night for the 410 sprints and the URC Sprints with an 8 pm start.

And meanwhile the track is readying for the return of the exclusive USAC Silver Crown Sprints for the revival of the Horn-Schindler Memorial 100 coming up on Friday, June 10.

Details regarding this highly anticipated 100-lap USAC event will be forthcoming.

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 Sprint cars
1. Danny Dietrich 1620
2  Greg Hodnett 1570
3. Doug Esh 1540
4. Brian Montieth 1460
5. Cory Haas 1250
6. Brent Marks 1205
7. Freddie Rahmer 1190
8. Lucas Wolfe 1160
9. Alan Krimes 1115
10. Pat Cannon 1115

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SELINSGROVE RETURNS MAY 21 WITH LUCAS OIL EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS & MOON SHINE CAMO ROUTE 35 SUPER LATE MODEL CHALLENGE SERIES; $2,000-TO-WIN SPRINT & LATE MODEL MAIN EVENTS!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present a special racing card this Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m. featuring $2,000-to-win main events for the 360 sprint cars and super late models. The pro stocks will round out a three-division racing card. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will headline a full-points race for the series and the speedway with a 25-lap Mach 1 Chassis Sprint Car Shootout paying $2,000 to win and $400 to start out of a $13,600 purse.

Selinsgrove will also host its first of three events in the six-race Port Royal/Selinsgrove Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Super Late Model Challenge Series. The 25-lap late model main event will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start.

The A&A Auto Stores pro stocks will race in a 15-lap feature paying $400 to win.

The April 30 late model makeup feature will be run as a part of the big Memorial Day weekend program Saturday, May 28, which will also feature the Selinsgrove Ford Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars and pro stocks. The roadrunners will not be on the May 28 show.

The Third Annual Selinsgrove Ford race car parade will take place at 4 p.m. May 28. Race teams who would like to participate in the parade need to register with Kelly Long at Selinsgrove Ford at 570.374.8131.

The A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock 20 has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 4, along with the April 30 makeup feature for the roadrunners.

PEPSI Pack The Track, featuring $5 general admission, that was rained out on May 7 has been slated for Saturday, July 9.

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Lincoln Speedway Points
May 15
410 sprints
1. Alan Krimes 2830
2. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 2775
3. Jim Siegel 2730
4. Austin Hogue 2725
5. Brian Montieth 2725
6. Freddie Rahmer 2715
7. Adam Wilt 2715
8. Billy Dietrich 2705
9. Danny Dietrich 2675
10. Cory Haas 2640
358s
1. Jeff Rohrbaugh 1910
2. Adrian Shaffer 1895
3. Chandler Leiby 1890
4. Matt Campbell 1880
5. Chris Arnold 1850
6. Doug Hammaker 1810
7. Cody Fletcher 1780
7. Matt Findley 1780
9. Ashley Cappetta 1740
10. Brent Shearer 1715

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World Of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Invades Williams Grove May 20 & 21

First match up of season at hand for World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse

5/15/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21 with time trials getting underway both nights at 7:30 pm.

Gates for each day of the affair will open at 5 pm with fireworks included in both programs.

Adult general admission tickets are $30 each night with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $15 and ages 12 and under admitted to the shows for free.

The Williams Grove campground will open at noon on Wednesday for those wishing to stay the weekend at the historic oval with spots priced at just $30.

The May 20 and 21 outlaws stand at Williams Grove will be the first match up of the season by the circuit against the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars as both groups meet to compete in The Morgan Cup weekend presented by NAPA/NGK Spark Plugs.

Friday’s show will feature a showdown going 25 laps in distance, paying $8,000 to the winner.

Saturday’s feature will be 30 laps with a healthy $17,000 posted to win that includes $5,000 earmarked as the Morgan Cup presented by NAPA/NGK Spark Plugs.

The Saturday 2016 Morgan Cup itself offers $5,000 of the posted $17,000 winner’s share to the feature victor in honor of late Williams Grove owner Mr. Morgan Hughes.

Morgan Cup bragging rights will go home for another season, either to the home of the PA Posse or to the corporate home of the World of Outlaws.

The cup has been in the hands of the Posse since Stevie Smith put his mark on it in last year’s Morgan Cup, held in July.

Defending outlaws point champion Donny Schatz won the only May outlaws program completed at Williams Grove last season with the other falling victim to rain.

So far this season on the outlaws circuit both North Dakota’s Schatz and California’s Brad Sweet are on top of the series win list with Sweet just scoring his sixth of they year while Schatz holds at five.  Sweet is the current point leader.

So far this season at Williams Grove, just six programs have been completed with no repeat winners to date in Lawrence Chevrolet sprint car action.

Winners to date have been Rick Lafferty, Greg Hodnett, Pat Cannon, Doug Esh, Brian Montieth and Lance Dewease. Danny Dietrich is the current point leader.

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HODNETT TAKES $5,000 TOP PRIZE ON BAPS NIGHT AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Dalton Dietrich scores first career win in “358” sprints;

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 5/14/2016 – Central Pennsylvania “410” sprint car points leader Greg Hodnett took advantage of a unique qualifying format to advance nine spots before the race event started and score the win in the 25-lap BAPS Night feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Hodnett advanced from a handicapped 11th starting spot to second after winning a series of match races for the top 12 qualifiers. His only loss was to polesitter Stevie Smith when he ran out of fuel in the final match race.

“Yes, we did run out of fuel on the last match race,” confirmed Hodnett upon exiting the Mike Heffner Lelands.com/Trone Outdoor Adverting #27 in victory lane, “We just didn’t think we’d make it that far (through the challenge races), and we had 20 gallons in it. We ran 20 or 25 laps and it just wasn’t enough.

Despite losing to Smith in the final match race, Hodnett still started beside him for the start of the feature.

Smith grabbed the lead at the outset and had a 1.72-second lead when he and Hodnett entered lapped traffic at the mid-point of the race. Hodnett made the race-winning pass on lap 16, crossing .72 seconds ahead of Smith at the finish.

“We were a little tight in the beginning with a full load of fuel, and I figured I’d just hang out and work it out to where I could run my race and let things happen. We got back into traffic and my car was pretty maneuverable, and we were able to do what we needed to do.”

Hodnett’s $5,000 payday (including $1,800 from BAPS) was the 31st of his Lincoln career, moving him into sole possession of 10th on the all-time Lincoln win list.

Third through fifth were Chase Dietz, seventh-starting Billy Dietrich, and eighth-starting Alan Krimes. Completing the top ten were Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Brent Marks, Freddie Rahmer, Steve Owings, and Robbie Kendall.

“Thanks to everybody for being here tonight. I know it was very questionable weather, but we really appreciate everyone coming out. Thankfully, we got the race in. We were debating on whether or not to come up…if they’d even be able to try. But Fred Putney always does a great job with the track under any circumstances, and he came through for us tonight and made it happen.

Heats for the 33 410 sprinters on hand were won by Brian Montieth, Freddie Rahmer, Marks, and Owings, with Lucas Wolfe winning the consolation.

Tim Glatfelter was transported to the hospital for a check-up after flipping hard on the front stretch during his heat. Car owner John Trone said that Glatfelter sustained a possible concussion and arm injury in the crash.

York’s Dalton Dietrich scored his first career win in the 20-lap ”358” sprint car feature.

Dietrich started outside polesitter Chris Frank, grabbed the lead entering the first turn, and led every lap. Frank scored his best-ever Lincoln finish in second, with seventh-starting Jeff Halligan crossing third. Rounding out the top five were Brent Shearer and Ryan Higgins.

Heats for the 28 358 sprinters on hand were won by Jeff Rohrbaugh, Kevin Nouse, and Higgins, with Cody Fletcher winning the consolation.

This coming Wednesday night, May 18th, the World of Outlaws come to Lincoln Speedway to take on the Pennsylvania Posse in the “Gettysburg Clash”. Time trials get underway at 7:30 PM, with pit gates opening at 3:30 PM, advance ticket holders 3:45 PM, and general admission at 4 PM.

Lincoln Speedway will then be dark next Saturday night, May 21st.

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 27-Greg Hodnett ($5,000); 2. 51S-Stevie Smith; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 19M-Brent Marks; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 9. 35-Steve Owings; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 12. 11C-Cory Haas; 13. 25-Aaron Ott; 14. 52-Austin Hogue; 15. 59-Jim Siegel; 16. 15-Adam Wilt; 17. 5W-Lucas Wolfe; 18. 5-Tyler Ross; 19. 21-Brian Montieth; 20. 99M-Kyle Moody; 21. 1X-Chad Trout; 22. 69-Shane Hoff; 23. 21T-Scott Fisher; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Stevie Smith (1-15), Greg Hodnett (16-25)

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 9-Dalton Dietrich ($1,500); 2. 00-Chris Frank; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 12-Brent Shearer; 5. 13-Ryan Higgins; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 8. 89-Ashley Dietrich; 9. 21-CJ Tracy; 10. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 11. 119-Chandler Leiby; 12. 16-Matt Campbell; 13. 01-Steve Storrie; 14. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 15. 28-Matt Findley; 16. 4-Dwight Leppo; 17. 35-Tyler Esh; 18. 64-Randy Whisler; 19. 66-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 20. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF); 21. 27S-Adrian Shaffer (DNF); 22. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 23. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 24. 17-George Streaker, Jr. (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Dalton Dietrich (1-20)

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LANCE DEWEASE TUNES-UP FOR NEXT WEEK’S WORLD OF OUTLAWS VISIT WITH DOMINATING WILLIAMS GROVE WIN FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MECHANICSBURG, PA – Lance Dewease and Donnie Kreitz have both beaten the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway during their careers.
 
Could they do it as a team next weekend?
 
Dewease, of Fayetteville, drove Kreitz’s car to a dominating win Friday night at Williams Grove in a tune-up event for next weekend’s race.
 
The Craftsman World of Outlaws will be at Williams Grove next Friday and Saturday night for the Morgan Cup Weekend.
 
His win was worth $4,000, it was his 82nd career Grove win –second all-time – and first of the season.
 
Lucas Wolfe started on the pole and grabbed the lead over second starter Greg Hodnett and third starter Danny Dietrich.
 
Fifth starter Dewease drove by Aaron Ott and into fourth and nearly passed Dietrich for third off turn two.
 
The only yellow flag of the race flew with three laps completed for Rodney Westhafer in turn three.
 
From there, it was Dewease’s show.
 
Dewease and Dietrich raced hard again for third nearly making contact on the frontstretch. Dewease checked-up and actually fell back a spot. Ott got by Dietrich and then Dewease would finally make the pass as well.
 
Dewease – a six-time track champion - drove back by Ott on the backstretch and then began to close on Wolfe and Hodnett.

He would get under Hodnett entering turn one on lap 12 and made the same move by Wolfe to take the lead on the following lap.

He streaked away from there.
 
“This thing runs anywhere you want it,” said Dewease. “I had problems in the heat race and barely made it back out for the dash. We weren’t very good, but Davey (Brown) knows how to make them go fast and made the right adjustments. The first 15 laps, this thing was really good.”
 
Dewease and Kreitz got together over the winter to run select shows.
 
“It’s a pleasure; it’s an honor,” said Dewease about driving for Kreitz. “When this opportunity came, I jumped at it. We’re off to a good start. Everything was good tonight. It has been one of the best racecars around forever.”
 
Dewease’s thoughts then turned to the car owners (Walt and Marsha Dyer) that gave him his big break in the sport in early 1990’s.
“Marsha (Dyer) –we laid her to rest last Friday and I dedicate this win to her,” he said. “The whole family is here and I hope they stick around for a victory lane photo with me.”
 
After taking the lead, Dewease sliced through lapped traffic over the final 10 laps and beat Wolfe by 5.501 seconds at the checkers. Hodnett, Ott and Dietrich completed the top five. Cory Haas, TJ Stutts, Brent Marks, Alan Krimes, and Stevie Smith rounded out the top 10.
 
Stutts set fast time over the 27-car field with a lap of 16.603 with Hodnett, Dietrich, Wolfe and Ott completing the top five in qualifying.
Heat races were won by Wolfe, Hodnett and Dietrich. Wolfe won the dash and Pat Cannon the B-main.
 
After a false start swapped the front two rows of the 358 Sprint car feature, Adrian Shaffer grabbed the lead from his second starting spot. Following a lap nine caution, he got pressure from Kevin Nouse for the top spot.
 
Shaffer began to pull back away from Nouse over the final laps and scored his second straight Grove win after winning the opener last month. The event was a Capital Renegade King of the 358 Sprints Series race. Nouse, Chris Arnold, Chandler Leiby and Glenndon Forsythe completed the top five.
 
Chad Trout, David Holbrook, Brie Hershey, Jordan Givler and Nyle Berkes rounded out the top 10.
 
Heat races for the 358 Sprints were won by Nyle Berkes, Chandler Leiby and Kevin Nouse.

Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. Lance Dewease. 2. Lucas Wolfe. 3. Greg Hodnett. 4. Aaron Ott. 5. Danny Dietrich. 6. Cory Haas. 7. TJ Stutts. 8. Brent Marks. 9. Alan Krimes. 10. Stevie Smith. 11. Doug Esh. 12. Steve Buckwalter. 13. Ryan Smith. 14. Brian Montieth. 15. Brock Zearfoss. 16. Freddie Rahmer. 17. Matt Campbell. 18. Austin Hogue. 19. Pat Cannon. 20. Rodney Westhafer. 21. Rick Lafferty. 22. Tim Glatfelter. 23. Justin Barger. 24. Nicole Bower.
Did Not Qualify: Daryl Stimeling, Troy Fraker, Todd Allen.

358 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps): 1. Adrian Shaffer. 2. Kevin Nouse. 3. Chris Arnold. 4. Chandler Leiby. 5. Glenndon Forsythe. 6. Chad Trout. 7. David Holbrook. 8. Brie Hershey. 9. Jordan Givler. 10. Nyle Berkes. 11. Tyler Esh. 12. Todd Reed. 13. Rich Eichelberger. 14. Matt Findley. 15. Phil Walter. 16. Brian Garland. 17. DJ Montgomery. 18. Aaron Eichelberger. 19. Doug Hammaker. 20. Jared Esh. 21. Eric Parker. 22. Adam Lyman DNS – Cody Fletcher.

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Extra $ Posted For 410 And 358 Sprints In Port Royal Three-Day Weikert Memorial Races

$200 Hard Chargers, Guaranteed Starting Spots And 358 Sprint Bonuses Offered

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5/8/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The upcoming three-day Bob Weikert Memorial sprint car spectacular at Port Royal Speedway on May 28, 29 and 30 has already been established as the richest “event” in the history of the track by virtue of its posted total of $110,000 in purse money for all divisions.

But even more money is on the line in different ways for some of the weekend competitors.

In all three of the Weikert Memorial 410 sprint events, a $200 Hard Charger Award will be handed out for the driver that advances the most positions from his original starting position.

And for the Hard Charger in both the Saturday and Sunday mains, that award will also be worth at least the posted money to start the next day’s event as the Hard Charger will earn a guaranteed starting spot for the following night’s feature.

That means for Saturday’s Hard Charger, the award will be worth the posted $200 plus a minimum of $500 to start the Sunday main.  And Sunday’s Hard Charger will again get the posted $200 plus the minimum of start money on Monday valued at $350.

In addition, Sunday’s fast timer in qualifications will be able to earn $100 for quick time as posted by Packer’s Concessions.

Plus, tow money for all 410-sprint non-qualifiers in each of the three programs is also up for grabs in the amount of $100

For the URC 360 sprint portion of the Sunday Weikert Memorial weekend program, the 25-lap feature will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start but a bonus has been posted for any 358 sprints that choose to compete.

The top three finishing 358 sprints in Sunday’s feature will be gain bonuses of $300, $200 and $100 respectively.

The 2016 Weikert Memorial 410 sprints will compete in the now traditional Fallen Heroes Championship on Saturday, May 28 featuring a 30-lap main paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start.

Passing points awarded from qualifying events will be used to align the main event starting grid.

The super late models will race in a 25-lap Fallen Heroes Championship as well on May 28, paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start.

Action then swings to Sunday night, May 29 when the Weikert Memorial sprints spin off time trials to set heat grids before moving on to a 35-lap feature paying a whopping $10,000 to win and $500 just to start.

And after Sunday, less than a day later, the whole weekend of sprint car mania culminates with an afternoon program for the Weikert Memorial sprints paying a minimum of $4,000 to win in a 25-lap main.

And after the dust settles, the three-day Weikert Memorial Champion will be crowned and a five-position point fund worth nearly $9,000 will be paid out with the title holder himself going home with $3,000.

In the event of only two events being completed due to weather, a two-day point fund worth more than $6,000 will be distributed.

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Port Royal
410 sprint cars
1. Doug Esh     2400
2. Mike Wagner     2365
3. Ryan Taylor     2360
4. Dylan Cisney 2350
5. Greg Hodnett  2330
6. Brock Zearfoss 2195
7. Wayne Dadetto 2090
8. Curt Stroup     2060
9. Steve Buckwalter 2040
10. Kody Lehman 2010

Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Alan Krimes 2505
2. Brian Montieth 2470
3. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 2455
4. Jim Siegel 2455
5. Austin Hogue 2445
6. Adam Wilt 2445
7. Danny Dietrich 2445
8. Freddie Rahmer 2405
9. Billy Dietrich 2375
10. Cory Haas 2350
358 sprints
1. Adrian Shaffer 1650
2. Jeff Rohrbaugh 1610
3. Chandler Leiby 1595
4. Matt Campbell 1590
5. Doug Hammaker 1555
6. Chris Arnold 1530
7. Matt Findley 1505
8. Cody Fletcher 1500
9. Ashley Cappetta 1430
10. Brent Shearer 1385

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LANCE DEWEASE TAKES KEVIN GOBRECHT CLASSIC WIN

Chad Trout Earns 358 Sprint Car Win

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway
YORK HAVEN, PA 5/8/16
After coming up just short in the opener of the BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series back in April, Lance Dewease turned the tables on Greg Hodnett Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway.

Dewease drove around Hodnett on the 22nd lap and went onto score the win in the inaugural Hessiron.com Kevin Gobrecht Classic presented by Brickers Famous French Fries.

Aboard the Don Kreitz, Jr owned #69K, Dewease was fast all night, setting quick time over the 36-car field in time trials with a lap of 14.208 seconds then scoring the win in his heat race.

“I’m having a lot of fun,” the Fayetteville driver stated in victory lane after earning the $4,000 payday.  “This is something way different than I’ve done my whole racing career. Donnie, Davey (Brown) and the whole crew are great. Before the races tonight, we were sitting there reminiscing about races that me and Donnie raced together and that’s what its all about. The last couple years have been down years and I’m real happy with what I’m doing this year.”

By virtue of his dash win, Hodnett, the winner of the April 10th BAPS 410 Sprint Series race at Susquehanna grabbed the early lead over Steve Buckwalter in the 30-lap Gobrecht Classic.

Hodnett drove away from the field during the early laps and had a near three second lead wiped out on lap seven when Cory Haas stopped on the track to bring out a caution.

Hodnett again opened up a lead following the restart as Dewease, who started fourth on the grid was looking for ways to get around Buckwalter for the runner-up spot.

Just past the mid-way mark of the race, Hodnett changed lines on the track which allowed Buckwalter and Dewease to close dramatically and once Dewease disposed of Buckwalter with 20 laps complete, he went after Hodnett and drove around the middle of turns three and four to take the lead with 22 laps in the books.

Hodnett faded after losing the lead but closed to within two car lengths of the leader on the final lap before Danny Dietrich’s flip in turn two brought out a red flag.

Dewease wasn’t to be denied the win, holding Hodnett off in the one lap shootout to take his first win since joining the team.

“I was trying to bid my time out there because I knew the longer we’d run the better we’d get,” stated the winner. “I was searching around for different lines , I found the middle then three quarters to the top you could really starting eating those guys up. We couldn’t run the bottom tonight. We pushed too hard off the corner and it just killed my momentum. I move up a couple of times and didn’t real special up there and I moved down a little bit and felt better. If you can shorten the race track up from where those guys are, you’ll be alright.”

Hodnett settled for the runner-up finish ahead of ninth starting Brent Marks, Aaron Ott and Buckwalter with Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe, Tim Shaffer, Bill Dietrich and Rodney Westhafer completing the top 10.

Dewease, R. Smith, Hodnett and Ott were heat race winners. The B-Main was won by Mike Bittinger.

Dover’s Chad Trout took the lead from Jordan Givler with five laps in and held off the late race challenges of Doug Hammaker and Kevin Nouse to win the 20-lap 358 Sprint car feature.

Following the top three were Givler, Dwight Leppo, Brent Shearer, Adrian Shaffer, jared Esh, Glenndon Forsythe and Dalton Dietrich.

Heats for the 30 358 Sprints were won by Forsythe, Esh and Chris Frank. Steve Drevicki won the consolation.

410 SPRINT SPRINTS 30 LAPS: 1.69K-Lance Dewease, 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 3. 19M-Brent Marks, 4. 25-Aaron Ott, 5. 24-Steve Buckwalter, 6. 94-Ryan Smith, 7. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 8. 13-Tim Shaffer, 9. 8-Bill Dietrich, 10. 44-Rodney Westhafer, 11. 12-Blane Heimbach, 12. 52-Austin Hogue, 13. 21-Brian Montieth, 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16. M1-Mark Smith, 17. 35-Steve Owings, 18. 48-Danny Dietrich, 19. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 20. 5R-Tyler Ross, 21. 12B-Mike Bittinger, 22. 95-Hunter Mackison, 23. 11C-Cory Haas, 24. 747-Davey Sammons

358 SPRINTS 25 LAPS: 1. 21M-Chad Trout, 2. 66-Doug Hammaker, 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse, 4. 90-Jordan Givler, 5. 4-Dwight Leppo, 6. 12S-Brent Shearer, 7. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 8. 30-Jared Esh, 9. 21-Glenndon Forsyhe, 10. 9-Dalton Dietrich, 11. 35-Tyler Esh, 12. 23-Chris Arnold, 13. 41-Jeff Halligan, 14. 19S-Steve Drevicki, 15. 77-David Holbrook, 16. 7-Trey Hivner, 17. 14C-Dave Carlberg, 18. 80-Todd Reed, 19. 00-Chris Frank, 20. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 21. 67-Justin Whittall, 22. 16-Matt Campbell, 23. 18-Nyle Berkes, 24. 12B-Mike Bittinger.

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FREE Student, Youth Baseball & Softball Team Uniform Night This Week At Port Royal

410 sprints, super lates, econo lates and 305 sprints on tap including make-up 305 main

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5/8/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will present Free Student Night/Youth Baseball and Softball Team Uniform Night this Saturday, May 14 at 7 pm, all sponsored by River Valley Builders.

General admission gates will open at 5 pm with adults priced at $15 and students ages 12 – 18 admitted for FREE on this one special night.

All youngsters attending Saturday’s racing at Port Royal Speedway in their baseball or softball team uniform will be in line for special perks including access to victory lane ceremonies, a lucky tee shirt toss, complimentary concessions and more.

On track action will include the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, the Aumiller’s Insurance super late models, the Gray’s Auto and Towing econo late models and the River Valley Builders 305 sprints.

In addition, a make-up 305 sprint main held over from April 30 will also be run after falling victim to rain two weeks ago.

The Port Royal pits were packed with 105 race cars including 36 sprints and 37 super late models on May 7 with numerous invaders in competition including sprinters Jack Sodeman Jr. of North Jackson, OH., AJ Flick of Apollo and George Hobaugh of Chicora.

Late model invaders included Brian Tavenner of Winchester, VA., Scott Palmer of Greencastle, Gary Stuhler of Greencastle, Glenn Elliott of Sykesville, MD., and Kenny Moreland of Waldorf, MD.

Moreland nearly picked up the late model main on the night, proclaiming he had fallen in love with the track on just his first-ever visit while Flick noted via Twitter that one hasn’t lived until they’ve taken a lap at speed around the historic oval.

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$1,000-TO-WIN PRO STOCK 20 PLUS 360 SPRINTS, TWO LATE MODEL FEATURES & ROADRUNNERS THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s popular pro stock division will take center stage this Saturday, May 14, in the 15th Annual Pro Stock 20. The championship race will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start.

Joining the pro stocks will be the 360 sprint cars, late models, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying slated to begin at 7 p.m.   

Representatives from the York County Racing Club will also be on hand to present the traditional pewter plates to all feature winners on the Club’s night at the track.

Past winners of the Pro Stock 20 include Gerald Kratzer of Selinsgrove (2002), Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove (2003, 2013), Gary Beward of Thompsontown (2004, 2006, 2007), Troy Miller of Tower City (2005), Jason Smith of Williamsport (2008, 2010), AJ Hoffman of Richfield (2009, 2011, 2012), Brad Mitch of McClure (2014), and defending winner AJ Stroup of Evandale.

The 360 sprint cars and late models will each compete in 25-lap features paying $2,000 and $1,500 to win, respectively. The late models will also run the 25-lap makeup feature from the April 30 rain-postponed event. The roadrunners will round out the night’s racing card with a 12-lap feature.

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Williams Grove Sprints Tune Up For World Of Outlaws Friday with 358 sprints

Locals Prep for World of Outlaws Invasion May 20 & 21

5/8/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – With just one week to go before the World of Outlaws hit town, the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will tune-up for the two-day circuit invasion coming up this Friday, May 13 at Williams Grove Speedway.

General admission gates open at 6 pm with racing action slated for 8 pm.

The 358 sprints will join the Williams Grove sprint cars for a two-division program.

The 410 sprints will follow a format very similar to that which will be used by the World of Outlaws when they invade to battle the Pennsylvania Posse on May 20 and 21.

Time trials, heat races, a dash and a 25-lap feature paying $4,000 to win will take place in the tune up event.

Friday’ s show will be the second of the season in the Williams Grove Diamond Series for the 410 sprints.

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JAREMI HANSON SCORES SUSQUEHANNA 305 SPRINT VICTORY

Gene Knaub Scores in Late Models while Boozel and Minnich also win

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA 5/8/16

Jaremi Hanson led flag to flag to capture his first win of the season in Saturday nighr’s 25-lap PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint car feature at Susquehanna Speedway.

The New Oxford racer started on the pole aboard the Ryan Slothower Motorsports #14 and never looked back in taking the win.

Zach Newlin rode home in the runner-up spot while Jared Esh put on a passing clinic after starting 24th and racing home in the third position ahead of Ken Duke, Jr., and Ryan Stillwaggon.

Completing the top 10 finishers were Billy Ney, Stephanie Dodson, Scott Lutz, John Martin and Cody Hackenberry.

Heats for the 29 305 Sprint cars were won by Newlin, Geoff Gill and Hanson. There was no consolation.

Gene Knaub was in the right place at the right time when race-long leader Chase Billet’s race car went up in smoke with 23 laps complete in the 25-lap 358 late model feature. Knaub, who had started 13th took over and led the final two laps to score his second win of the season at the track.

Following the Dover driver under the checkers were Charlie Potts, Ben Whittaker, Matt Nailor and Cameron Benyou with Jake Jones, Matt Murphy, Kyle Lear, Daulton Bigler and Sam Gallagher rounding out the top 10 finishers.

Thirty-four late models signed in for action with heat races going to Randy Stoudt (who scratched from the feature), Cody Kershner, Whittaker and Travis Mease. The consolation was won by Alan Sagi.

PASS/IMCA305 SPRINTS
25 LAPS: 1. 14-Jaremi Hanson, 2. 11Z-Zach Newlin, 3. 3W-Jared Esh, 4. 67-Ken Duke, Jr.,  5. 11-Ryan Stillwaggon, 6. 83-Billy Ney, 7. 20-Stephanie Dodson, 8. 33-Scott Lutz, 9. 4M-John Martin, 10. 4C-Cody Hackenberry, 11. 92-Alex Potosky, 12. 8D-Scott Ellerman, 13. 70L-Kyle Lloyd, 14. 8-Randy Kaylor, 15. 77-Andrew Hake, 16. 92B-John Bordlemay, 17. 2-Erin Statler, 18. 35-Tom Worrick, Jr., 19. 3D-Dave Grube, 20. 44X-Dave Brown, 21. 50-Jay Krout, 22. 57G-Geoff Gill, 23. 36-Mark Watkins, 24. 3C-Brandt Cook.

358 LATE MODELS
25 LAPS; 1. 1-Gene Knaub, 2. 5-Charlie Potts, 3. 13X-Ben Whittaker, 4. 000-Matt Nailor, 5. 3B-Cameron Benyou, 6. 43-Jake Jones, 7. 21M-Matt Murphy, 8. 151-Kyle Lear, 9. 24-Daulton Bigler, 10. 25-Sam Gallagher, 11. 57-Brad Shank, 12. 5-Alan Sagi, 13. 116-Travis Mease, 14. 1K-Bruce Kane, 15. 50A-Andrew Stotler, 16. 62-Devin Frey, 17. 19L-Dave Latsha, 18. 31-Dave Ogin, 19. 69-Justin Ehrhart, 20. 64-Grant Adams, 21. 22-Chase Billet, 22. 43-Cody Kershner, 23. 4-John Moser, 24. 20-Steve Billet.

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Hodnett Soars Through Stout Port Royal Sprint Field For Win No. 45

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5/7/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Greg Hodnett soared through the field at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night to notch his 45th career sprint car win at the oval after defeating a stout field from the ninth starting position.

Chad Hollenbeck of Montrose drove to victory in the super late model main, finally getting his first career win at the oval after years of trying.

Local driver Devin Hart took the victory in the econo late model feature while another local, Pete Leister picked up the checkers in the xtreme stock feature event.

A total of 105 cars including 36 410-sprints and 37 super late models packed the pits for at big night of racing at Port Royal and the main events didn’t disappoint.

Polesitter Lucas Wolfe jumped into the lead at the start of the 25-lap sprint car main with Mike Wagner racing second.

But by lap three, sixth starter Aaron Ott was in the picture up to third with Hodnett running sixth.

The races first caution flag unfurled with five laps away, finding Hodnett in fifth behind invader AJ Flick of Apollo.

Ott pounced on Wagner when action resumed with Hodnett motoring into fourth and then into third on the seventh tour, getting around Wagner for the spot.

Wolfe entered the rear of the field with 10 laps down and traffic closed up the advantage that Wolfe had built over the field.

Hodnett was surging at the mid point of the race, knifing through the traffic to blast to Ott’s outside in the fourth corner for second as the field raced to complete lap 12 and then after crossing over on the frontstretch as the lap got scored, Hodnett dove under Wolfe as the pair set their cars into the first turn to take the lead.

Hodnett had Wolfe, Ott and Doug Esh following when another caution flag regrouped the field with 10 laps to go.

Ott took a look at Hodnett at the new green but it took until lapped traffic with less than five laps to go for a massive battle for the lead to develop.

Getting blocked out by a pair of cars racing for position in front of him, Hodnett had nowhere to go as he tried to hold the lead and it was then that Ott drove to his inside in the second corner to make a bid for control as Esh took an outside route to do the same.

Both Ott and Esh were all over the leader as he shot onto the backstretch with a narrow advantage with two to go but just then a final yellow unfurled for a stopped Mike Wagner, ruining the match-up for the win.

Hodnett then jetted away over the final two circuits to pick up his victory, the third of the season for him at Port Royal which tied him with Pete Swarmer on the track all-time sprint car win list.

Hodnett took the win by 1.730 seconds over Ott with Esh, Wolfe and Mark Smith in the top five.

Sixth through 10th went to Brock Zearfoss, Ryan Smith, Ryan Taylor, Steve Buckwalter and Af Flick.

Heats went to Esh, Taylor, Hodnett and Smith while Justin Barger took the consolation. Hodnett set fast time with a lap of 16.500 in time trials.

A royal battle took place in the 22-lap super late model main with Hollenbeck leading all circuits but not before some tense moments in a contest for the win.

Tim Smith Jr. followed Hollenbeck for the first six laps before Kenny Moreland of Waldorf, Md., drove into second.

Coleby Frye blasted into third with a massive slide job on the ninth circuit and began his pursuit of the leaders as they entered the backmarkers on the 12th tour.

Moreland was breathing down Hollenbeck’s neck with five laps to go and Yoder now up to third and that’s when Hollenbeck again nearly lost his first career victory at the track.

Driving somewhat defensively with two to go, Hollenbeck slammed the door shut of Moreland as the pair sped through the third and fourth turns and that’s when Moreland made contact with Hollenbeck, turning him sideways.

But somehow Hollenbeck righted the car and Moreland backpedaled just enough to keep from plowing into him while allowing Hollenbeck to keep the lead while both drivers regained their composure with a quickening Dylan Yoder on their tail.

In the end, Hollenbeck took the victory by .548 seconds over Yoder, who got by Moreland at the finish.

Frye was fourth with Jim Yoder in fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Jeff Rine, Scott Palmer, Matt Parks, Tim Smith Jr., and Devin Friese.

Heats went to Smith, Hollenbeck, Frye and Moreland with Jeff Miller getting the consolation race.  Dylan Yoder set quick time with a lap of 19.922

Harold Ranck led the first three laps of the econo late model main before contact put him into the frontstretch wall while the lead went to Tim Fedder.

However Fedder would only lead one lap before Devin Hart blistered into the lead and drove away for the victory.

It was Hart’s second career win in the division, coming over Tim Krape, Tim Fedder, Shaun Miller and Steve Lowery.

Twin heats went to Hart and Shaun Miller.

Feature finishes:

5/7/16

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Aaron Ott, 3. Doug Esh, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Mark Smith, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Ryan Smith, 8. Ryan Taylor, 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. AJ Flick. 11. Davey Sammons, 12. Dylan Cisney, 13. Pat Cannon, 14. Kody Lehman, 15. Wayne Dadetto, 16. Curt Stroup, 17. Joey Hershey, 18. Daryl Stimeling, 19. Jack Sodeman Jr., 20. Anthony Fiore, 21. Mike Wagner, 22. Blane Heimbach, 23. Rick Lafferty, 24. Justin Barger

Late models, 22 laps: 1. Chad Hollenbeck, 2. Dylan Yoder, 3. Kenny Moreland, 4. Coleby Frye, 5. Jim Yoder, 6. Jeff Rine, 7. Scott Palmer, 8. Matt Parks, 9. Tim Smith Jr., 10. Devin Friese, 11. Gary Stuhler, 12. Trent Brenneman, 13. Mike Lupfer, 14. Andy Haus, 15. Billy Wampler, 16. Bryan  Bernheisel, 17. Danny Snyder, 18. Glenn Elliott, 19. Hayes mattern, 20. Andrew Yoder, 21. Dave Brouse Jr., 22. Scott Flickinger, 23. Patrick Bryner, 24. Jeff Miller

355 econo late models, 18 laps: 1. Devin Hart, 2. Tim Krape, 3. Tim Fedder, 4. Shaun Miller, 5. Steve Lowery, 6. Jared Fulkroad, 7. AJ Stroup, 8. Troy Miller, 9. Garrett Gray, 10. Jason Peachey, 11. Curt Dunn, 12. Derrick Garman, 13. Harold Ranck, 14. Dustin Kirk, 15. Chase Bowsman

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KYLE MOODY HOLDS OFF KENDALL FOR SECOND CAREER LINCOLN 410 SPRINT CAR WIN

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 5/7/2016 – Things finally fell into place for Lewisberry’s Kyle Moody Saturday night, resulting his second career win in the “410” sprint feature at Lincoln Speedway.

“This season we have a new (Maxim) race car and had some motor issues early on,” said Moody upon exiting his Dynatech Controls/ISSC #99M in victory lane, “It’s funny, earlier in the night I told a couple people that in prior weeks, we’ve been building a notebook. But when the night hits and this thing’s fast, it will all come together in one night.”

Handicapping placed Moody fourth for the start. He was second behind polesitter Frankie Herr (subbing for Nicole Bower) by end of the first lap, and then slid under Herr to grab the race lead exiting turn two of lap five. From there, he drove out to a two and-a-half second lead by the time the first caution flag waved for Mike Bittinger, who came to a stop in turn three of lap 15.

Fifth-starting Robbie Kendall and eighth-starting Austin Hogue were second and third for the restart.

“I did see Kendall and Hogue behind me, and I know those guys are just as quick on any given night, so I tried to mix up my restarts,” commented Moody in the two cautions and one red flag over the remainder of the race, “Luckily, the restarts held up and we’re here.”

The red flag started as a caution, but racing was stopped to make sure Tim Glatfelter was okay after being shaken up after striking the inside guardrail on the front stretch of lap 20.

On the final restart, 17th-starting Brian Montieth passed Hogue for third place, and stayed there until the checkered flew, with Moody’s margin of victory over Kendall at 2.16 seconds.

“This was my type of race track tonight,” said Moody, “I love a heavy race track like this. It was just fun out there.”

Completing the top five were Hogue and Shane Hoff, with Billy Dietrich, 15th-starting Alan Krimes, Glenndon Forsythe, Scott Fisher, and Adam Wilt rounding out the top ten.

Heats for the 28 410 sprinters on hand were won by Kendall, Hoff, and Danny Dietrich, with Gerard McIntyre, Jr. winning the consolation.

Jeff Rohrbaugh became the first sprint car repeat winner of the year at Lincoln and claimed his division-leading 15th career win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.

Rohrbaugh started tenth and inherited the lead when polesitter Kody Hartlaub slowed to a stop on the backstretch on lap six. From there, he held off the challenges of 12th-starting Matt Campbell and ninth-starting Jeff Halligan for the win.

Defending Lincoln champ Doug Hammaker came from 17th-starting spot to cross fourth, with Chandler Leiby fifth. Completing the top ten were Dalton Dietrich (best Lincoln career finish), Chris Arnold, Adrian Shaffer, Brent Shearer (who came back through the field after a fourth-lap spin), and Cody Fletcher.

Heats for the 25 358 sprinters on hand were won by Shearer, Shaffer, and Ryan Higgins.

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 99M-Kyle Moody ($3,200); 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 21-Brian Montnieth; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich; 12. 2D-Chase Dietz; 13. 11C-Cory Haas; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 15. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 16. 75-Frankie Herr (DNF); 17. 39-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 18. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 19. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 20. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 21. 12B-Brad Franks (DNF); 22. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF); 23. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 24. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh ($1,000); 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 9. 12-Brent Shearer; 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 11. 13-Ryan Higgins; 12. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 13. 5-Phil Walter; 14. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 15. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 16. 28-Matt Findley; 17. 7-Trey Hivner; 18. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 19. 21-CJ Tracy (DNF); 20. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF); 21. 15S-Shai Morris (DNF); 22. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF); 23. 17-George Streaker, Jr. (DNF); 24. 19L-Adam Lyman (DNF). No Time

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USAC NON-WING SPRINTS & THE EASTERN STORM TO KICKOFF AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 7

There is a storm heading our way in early June, the AMSOIL Non-Wing Sprints Eastern Storm will make its tenth swing to Pennsylvania and New Jersey with opening night set for the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 7.     The one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway is the perfect venue for these non-wing 410 sprint cars. Three abreast racing, a few slide jobs, a wheelie or two and an occasional bounce off the outside guardrail is just the norm when the non-wing warriors invade the hill.   The Tuesday, June 7 USAC sprint show will be part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and the popular 358 Modifieds will be part of the wildly popular double header program.

Time trials for the USAC non-wing sprints will open the June 7 program.   Some say the USAC time trials are worth the price of admission.  Heat race qualifying will take place for the USAC sprints as well as the 358 Modifieds leading up to the 40 lap $6,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic as the 358 Modifieds battle for $3,000 to win in a 30 lap feature.  Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Wednesday night, June 8 it’s off to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA where it is all about “rub rails and rooster tails” as USAC and the 358 Sprints team-up for big double header of wing and non-wing sprint cars.   Along with qualifying for both divisions, the 358 Sprint will battle in a 20 lap feature event paying $1,000 to win and $150 to take the green.  This is a full points event for the 358 Sprints.    The  USAC Sprints will chase  $6,000 to win in  the  30 lap feature followed by a second USAC feature that will go  25 laps paying $3,000 to win.  One USAC driver could possibly earn $9,000.    The make-up feature should be a crowd please as the line-up will be determined by inverting the finish from the 30 lap feature.   Gates open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7 PM for the three feature race card.

The AMSOIL Eastern Storm will move to the New Egypt Speedway on Thursday night, June 9.    Friday night will be an off night for the series but they will return to action on Saturday night, June 11 at the Port Royal Speedway and close out the tour on Sunday night, June 12 at the Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, PA.

More news and details to come on the 10th Annual AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing Sprints Eastern Storm.

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PACK THE TRACK THIS SATURDAY!


$5 GENERAL ADMISSION FOR BLOCKBUSTER PROGRAM FEATURING 360 SPRINTS, 2 LATE MODEL MAINS, PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS!

NEWVILLE FAMILY OF COMPANIES 358 SPRINT CAR BONUS PROGRAM KICKS OFF!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present another blockbuster racing program at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, for just $5 general admission as part of the annual Pack The Track Night featuring 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners!

Track gates open at 5 p.m., when fans can check out several race cars that will be on display at the grandstand entrance before the start of Saturday’s racing program, which will also feature the April 30 rain-postponed late model feature. Kids 11 years of age and younger are always admitted FREE at Selinsgrove.

Saturday night will be the first race date of the season for the Newville Family of Companies 358 sprint car competition bonus program. For 358 sprint car teams who compete with the 360 sprints at Selinsgrove on May 7, May 14, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, Aug. 6, Aug. 20, and Aug. 27 (non-sanctioned races), the following bonuses will be awarded:  $200, $125, and $100 for the first, second, and third 358 sprint car drivers to cross the finish line, respectively, in the main event.

A $1,000 bonus is being posted to the 358 sprint car point champion, with $500, $300, and $200 being paid to the top four 358 sprint car point finishers who compete in at least half of the designated race dates.

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KEVIN GOBRECHT CLASSIC UP NEXT FOR BAPS 410 SPRINT SERIES AT SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA  5/2/16
When Scott Gobrecht purchased Susquehanna Speedway, there was one race that he had penciled in before he even thought about what direction he was taking the speedway.

The race would be the inaugural Kevin Gobrecht Classic that would help keep the memory his of late brother going strong year after year.

And that race is up next on the BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series as Sunday, May 8 will feature the 30-lap HessIron.com Kevin Gobrecht Classic presented by Bricker’s Famous French Fries.

The race is the second of the seven-race BAPS 410 Sprint Series at the speedway with the remaining dates being a June date TBD, July 17, August 21, September 22 and November 5. Greg Hodnett won the first BAPS Sprint Series race on April 10 at the York Haven oval.

The race will also be held on Mothers Day as the first 100 Moms that enter the grandstands will receive pink carnations.

“We’re very excited about round two of the BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series,” Gobrecht said about the big event planned. “It’s going to be a special day as we remember Kevin while celebrating all of the Moms out there. Our Mom is such a big part of our racing family and it seems fitting to have the Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Mothers Day. Many of the drivers in our sport have a great Mom supporting their efforts so it will be great to celebrate them on May 8th. We’re grateful for BAPS, HessIron.com and Bricker’s Famous French Fries for supporting this special event.”

Fans heading out to the speedway for this special event will not only be treated to great racing on the revamped speedway but will be able to enjoy several fan friendly events before the races.

Live entertainment by the band Bare Creek Junction presented by the Beer Hill Gang will be playing before the races and Valley Green Beverage will once again be serving free beer to race fans featuring Busch Light, Busch, Goose Island and Bud Light Watermelon. Free Beer will be available from 2-6pm.

Fans will be able to get an up close look at the original Amoco #93 410 sprint car that Kevin Gobrecht won the Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway less than two months before his untimely death. The sprint car along with Race For A Cause will be on hand for fans all afternoon and evening.

And finally, any fan entering the grandstand will receive $2.00 off their admission if they are sporting Beer Hill Gang apparel.

The Kevin Gobrecht Classic will pay $4,000 to win and $470 to start. Time Trials will set the starting lineups.

Pits and grandstands both open at 4PM with racing beginning at 7PM.

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Port Royal Mother’s Night/Camera & Autograph Night This Week

Moms get in for $10, general admission granted pit access, four-divisions on tap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5/1/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The first four-division racing program of the season is on tap this Saturday night, May 7 at 7 pm at Port Royal Speedway on Mother’s Night/Camera & Autograph Night.

Fans who purchase a general admission ticket will be permitted access to the pit area to meet and greet drivers from 5 until 6 pm.

Racing at the track this Saturday will be the 410 sprints, super late models, econo late models and the xtreme stocks.

Both the econo lates and the xtreme stocks will be making their season debut at this week’s show.

General admission gates open at 5 pm with adult general admission priced at $15 and students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $7.

In honor of all mothers on Mother’s Day weekend, all moms will be granted general admission for the price of just $10.  In addition, a special Moms Bus Ride will take place around the track at intermission.

Having fallen victim to rain on April 30, the make-up 305 sprint main from April 30 has been rescheduled for May 14.

Racing at the track will include 410 sprints, late models, the PASS/IMCA 305 sprints and the econo late models at 7 pm.

The track is closed for Spring Break on May 21.   

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Another Yellow Breeches 500 For Sprints Friday At Williams Grove, 358 Sprints Too

Breeches series offers $500 to start 25-lap main event for Lawrence Chev. 410 sprints

5/1/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will again present another lucrative event for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints as the next Yellow Breeches 500 race is staged this Friday night, May 6 at 8 pm.

Competition will also include the second race of the season for the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints.    

General admission gates open at 6 pm.  

Adult general admission for the show is $14 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove Speedway.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 ticket sales this week will be donated to the Central Pa Blood Bank.

From 5 – 9 on Friday night, a blood drive will be held adjacent to the frontstretch admission gates to also benefit the blood bank.

Blood donors will receive a $10 gift certificate to the speedway plus a complimentary coupon for Papa Johns Pizza.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will race in a handicapped feature event paying $3,600 for the victory but also paying a hefty $500 to start as a race in the Breeches 500 series. .

Pat Cannon kicked off the Yellow Breeches 500 series with his first victory on the season on April 1.

The oval will tune up for the first invasion of the season by the World of Outlaws sprint cars on May 13 with a specially formatted program to ready the locals for the following week’s two-day outlaws stand.

The May 13 World of Outlaws tune up race will be the second in the season-long Diamond Series for the 410 sprints.

And then the 2016 World of Outlaws tour will storm into the historic oval on May 20 and 21 for a two-day stand.  

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PAUL MILLER VISITS SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY VICTORY LANE WITH SPORTSMAN WIN
Brendon Bright, Alex Updegraff and Travis Brown also score feature wins

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA 4/30/16

With rain imminent at any time, Susquehanna Speedway pressed forward with Saturday night’s racing program and was the only track in the area to complete its entire show before Mother Nature set in.

After back to back top 10 finishes, Fawn Grove racer Paul Miller parked his family owned machine in victory lane after topping the 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature.

Nicknamed “The Show,” Miller lined up sixth on the grid and arrived to challenge early race leader Troy Rhome by taking the top spot with 11 laps complete.

However, that lead would be shortlived as Rhome raced back around Miller on lap 14 to retake the top spot.

Not to be denied the win, Miller went back out front on lap 16 and never looked back, despite a lap 22 caution that bunched the field on his bumper.

Miller’s second career Susquehanna win came aboard the Miller & Sons, Inc., KramerKraft No. 58.

Defending Super Sportsman champ Frankie Herr, of Carlisle came from 11th to finish in the runner-up spot ahead of Halifax driver Mike Enders, 10th starting Rich Eichelberger of Dillsburg and current track point leader Russ Mitten of Newville. Mitten earned the Hard Charger after starting 22nd.

Doug Dodson came home sixth after starting 20th ahead of Rhome, Davey Walsh, Jay Fannasy and Bruce Buckwalter, Jr.

Heats for the 27 Super Sportsman were won by Steve Wilbur, Tom Wyckoff, and Herr with two time winner Gregg Foster topping the consolation.

The ARDC Midgets made their second appearance of the season and it was Brendon Bright scoring back to back wins in the 20-lap feature.

Bright took the lead on lap eight from Ryan Greth and drove to the win ahead of Greth, Brett Arndt, Alex Bright and Tommy Kunsman.

Danny Stratton and Ryan Wilson were heat winners for the 20 ARDC Midgets.

SUPER SPORTSMAN Feature 25 LAPS: 1. Paul Miller, 2. Frankie Herr, 3. Mike Enders, 4. Rich Eichelberger, 5. Russ Mitten, 6. Doug Dodson, 7. Troy Rhome, 8. Davey Walsh, 9. Jay Fannasy, 10. Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 11. Scott Geesey, 12. Tony Jackson, 13. Gregg Foster, 14. Rick Barr, 15. Kenny Edkin, 16. Justin Foster, 17. Tom Wyckoff, 18. Teddy Thomas, 19. Devin Beidel, 20. Nate Young, 21. Timmie Barrick, 22. Steve Wilbur, 23. Scott Dellinger, 24. Chad Smith.

ARDC MIDGETS Feature 20 LAPS: 1. Brendon Bright, 2. Ryan Greth, 3. Brett Arndt, 4. Alex Bright, 5. Tommy Kunsman, 6. P.J. Gargiulo, 7. Justin Grosz, 8. Trevor Kobylarz, 9. Ryan Wilson, 10. Tyler Brehm, 11. Anthony Nocella, 12. Eric Heydenreich, 13. Austin Quick, 14 Jamie Spears, 15. Nick Wean, 16. Danny Stratton, 17. Jim Radney, 18. Brett Wanner.

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SMITH WINS RAIN-SHORTENED SPRINT CAR GUNN MEMORIAL

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - On the night of the 36th annual Jack Gunn Memorial there were two races going on at Selinsgrove Speedway. One race was on the track and the other was against mother nature and an impending storm Saturday evening.

Although the racing was fast paced all night and moved along quickly, mother nature still got the best of the 30-lap Gunn Memorial. The race was past halfway and considered complete on lap 18 with Mark Smith of Sunbury declared the winner for the second year in a row in the $2,200-to-win event. Brad Mitch of McClure also grabbed a Pro Stock win in the division’s 15-lap main before the rains came.

Robbie Stillwagon of Burlington, N.J., started the night off with the Fast Tees Fast Time Award (17.499) over the 28-car field for the Newville Family of Companies 360 Sprint Cars which were joined by the United Racing Club.

Rains hit before the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Super Late Model feature was held. The makeup feature will be run during the May 7 “Pack the Track” night. Chad Hollenbeck, Tony Adams, and Coleby Frye won the heat races for the stout 27-car Late Model field.

The Roadrunner feature was also postponed to a later date to be announced.

This coming Saturday, May 7, will be the annual PEPSI “Pack the Track” night featuring $5 General Admission for all adults and students. Kids 11 years of age and younger will be admitted FREE. The May 7 racing card will include a full program of 360 Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, Roadrunners and two late model features. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

Once heat races and a B-main were completed the Sprint Car feature line up was set with Mark Smith bringing the field to the green flag as the defending winner of the race. A strong start for fourth-place starter Josh Weller shot him into the race lead. A lap six caution flag gave Smith a chance to regroup and take a shot to regain the top spot. By the time the field returned to the flag stand for lap seven Smith was again showing the way while being chased by Weller.

On lap 12 Smith began to work into lapped traffic and that allowed Weller to begin to close up the gap along with TJ Stutts. Stutts was all over Weller when the yellow flag flew again on lap 17 for Curt Michael slowing with a flat tire. The yellow was good for Smith again giving him the open track.

Stutts was on Weller when the green flew again allowing Smith to get away a little bit before the yellow was displayed for the final time. Jim Shuster was slowing on the backstretch as the rain began to fall on the speedway. Drivers gave officials the sign that the racing surface was not what it needed to be for them to compete any further and they were sent to the pits and the race was called official soon after.

The win is Smith’s 16th career victory at the speedway in 358-360 Sprint Car racing and his seventh in a URC sanctioned event at the track dating back to 2012. Weller came home in second followed by Stutts, Ryan Kissinger from the 13th starting spot, and Robbie Stillwagon. Jason Shultz, Cody Keller, Nate Snyder, Ed Aiken, and John Braim were the top ten in the rain-shortened event.

Joe Trenca, Josh Weller, T.J. Stutts won the heat races with Colby Womer  winning the B main.

Brad Mitch was on a mission to grab his 20th career Selinsgrove Speedway victory and he did just that in the A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock feature event. Mitch led early over opening night winner Andrew Shoop before Shoop went pitside with an issue. Kurt Wray became the runner up and put a ton of pressure on Mitch before he too had an issue that sidelined his car.

Brandon Moser kept Mitch honest the rest of the race by staying on his rear bumper, but was not able to complete the pass and had to settle for second. Matt Wilson, Curtis Lawton, and Jeff Ceballo rounded out the top five. Mitch and Shoop won heat races for the Pro Stocks.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY- 30 April 2016
360 Sprints 30-Lap A-Main Called Official On Lap 18 Due To Rain: 1. Mark Smith, 2. Josh Weller, 3. T.J. Stutts, 4. Ryan Kissinger, 5. Robbie Stillwaggon, 6. Jason Shultz, 7. Cody Keller, 8. Nate Snyder, 9. Ed Aikin, 10. John Braim, 11. Eric Tomecek, 12. Davie Franek, 13. Derek Locke, 14. Michael Walter, 15. Troy Betts, 16. Steve Collins,  17. Eric Parker, 18. Adam Carberry, 19. Jim Shuster, 20. Curt Michael, 21. Joe Trenca, 22. Pauly Colagiovanni, 23. Colby Womer, 24. JR Berry, 25. Justin Barger, 26. Randy West.

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10TH ANNUAL USAC NON-WING SPRINTS EASTERN STORM TO OPEN AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 7

Mark these dates. The popular return of the USAC Non-Wing Sprints will head East, June 7 through June 12 with the 10th Annual AMSOIL Eastern Storm.  

The Eastern Storm opens at the one-third mile Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.   The USAC non-wing sprints always put on a show, but at Grandview, it’s even better.   USAC will invade Grandview on Tuesday night, June 7 with the Annual Jesse Hockett Classic paying $6,000 to the winner.   Joining the USAC sprints will be the 358 NASCAR Modifieds.  Gates will open at 5  PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Wednesday night, June 8 it’s off to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA as USAC and the 358 Sprints team-up for big double header.   Along with qualifying for both divisions, the 358 Sprint will battle in a 25 lap feature event paying $1,000 to win and $150 to take the green.  This is a full points event for the 358 Sprints.    The  USAC Sprints will chase  $6,000 to win in  the  30 lap feature followed by a second USAC feature that will go  25 laps paying $3,000 to win.  One USAC driver could possibly earn $9,000.    The make-up feature should be a crowd please as the line-up will be determined by inverting the finish from the 30 lap feature.   Gates open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7 PM for the three feature race card.

The AMSOIL Eastern Storm will move to the New Egypt Speedway on Thursday night, June 9.    Friday night will be an off night for the series but they will return to action on Saturday night, June 11 at the Port Royal Speedway and close out the tour on Sunday night, June 12 at the Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, PA.

More news and details to come on the 10th Annual AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing Sprints Eastern Storm.

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Heimbach Wins Bizarre Port Royal Sprint Main, Friese Gets Rain-Shortened Late Models

305 sprints to make up feature May 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/30/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove won what was a bizarre sprint car feature on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, scoring the 11th oval victory of his career worth $3,200.

Devin Friese also proved victorious at Port Royal on Saturday, picking up the win in the rain-shortened super late model main with 20 laps completed.

Everett’s Wayne Dadetto blasted into the lead at the start of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main, holding control over polesitter Curt Stroup.

Logan Wagner started fourth in the field and got around Stroup for second on the second tour but Wagner wasn’t really able to run down the advantage between himself and Dadetto as the leader hit the backmarkers at the halfway point, holding a two second lead.

But past the halfway point, Dadetto started abruptly changing lanes around the speedway, forsaking the fast line that was working for him, instead choosing to run the bottom while at the same time eighth starter Doug Esh rolled into third spot.

Dadetto’s bid for a first-ever sprint car win went up in flames literally with 16 laps completed when he blew the motor on his mount at the end of the backchute, bringing out a red flag.

After clearing the track and cleaning the half-lap oil slick put down by the former leader, Logan Wagner assumed the lead however before action could resume, he pulled off the track with a flat tire, thus giving the lead to Esh for the restart.

Esh had Stroup following with Ryan Taylor third when the green reappeared and Stroup flexed a lot of muscle for the lead, driving underneath Esh for the lead for the next two laps before Esh suddenly blew a tire and backed hard into the outside third turn fence.

And with that, Richfield’s Stroup was the new leader with Ryan Taylor in second and now seventh starter Heimbach in third.

Heimbach powered around Taylor on the restart and then closed on leader Stroup.

The power that Stroup had shown a few laps earlier seemed to suddenly fail him with five laps to go as Heimbach made good time around the top side to blast into the lead with four laps to go to run to the win.

Stroup fell victim to Ryan Taylor in the last laps with Heimbach taking the win over Taylor by 1.316 seconds.

Stroup was third followed by Mike Wagner and Brock Zearfoss.

Sixth through 10th went to Aaron Ott,. Dylan Cisney, Kody Lehman, Darly Stimeling and Rodney Westhafer.

Heats went to Joey Hershey and Taylor.

Devin Friese took his pole position to the win in what was to be the 22-lap super late model main however rains with two laps to go cut the event short.

Friese raced with Tim Smith Jr. in second until Trent Brenneman took over the spot and began keeping pace with the leader.

Brenneman found point leader Andy Haus trailing him for a restart on the tenth lap but for the next six circuits Brenneman applied pressure for the lead, powering underneath Friese at one point only to see Friese hold command at the stripe.

In a quest for a first ever win, Brenneman fell victim to a flat tire on lap 16, handing over second to Billy Wampler as Haus fell backwards in the later stages with mechanical ills.

A three –car fracas on the frontstretch with two laps to go slowed the action and under the caution flag, the rains hit, stopping the racing program.

Wampler was second followed by Nick Dickson, Patrick Bryner and 21st starter Mike Lupfer.

Sixth through 10th went to Scott Flickinger, Andy Haus, Tim Wilson, Chad Myers and Matt Parks.

Heats went to Dave Brouse Jr., Dylan Yoder and Wampler.

Twin 305 sprint heats went to Jeff Miller and Nate Gramley.

The postponed 305 sprint main will be made up on Saturday, May 14.

Feature finishes:
4/30/16

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Blane Heimbach, 2. Ryan Taylor, 3. Curt Stroup, 4. Mike Wagner, 5. Brock Zearfoss, 6. Aaron Ott, 7. Dylan Cisney, 8. Kody Lehman, 9. Daryl Stimeling, 10. Rodney Westhafer, 11. Steve Buckwalter, 12. Logan Wagner, 13. Doug Esh, 14. Wayne Dadetto, 15. Joey Hershey, 16. Tyler Bear

Late models, 22 laps: 1. Devin Friese, 2. Billy Wampler, 3. Nick Dickson, 4. Patrick Bryner, 5. Mike Lupfer, 6. Scott Flickinger, 7. Andy Haus, 8. Tim Wilson, 9. Chad Myers, 10. Matt Parks, 11. Dave Brouse JR., 12. Andrew Yoder, 13. Chad Julius, 14. Trent Brenneman, 15. Steve Bailor, 16. Tim Smith Jr., 17. Joe Martin, 18. Todd Snook, 19. Tim Gray, 20. Vern Zerby, 21. Dylan Yoder

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RAIN POSTPONES 13TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL; COMPLETION OF SHOW SLATED FOR TUESDAY, MAY 10TH

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/30/2016 – The predicted rain arrived two hours early Saturday night, forcing “410” sprint cars running the consolation event off the track and forcing promoters to postpone the remainder of the 13th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial until Tuesday, May 10th.

The mid-week show will pick up where it left off, completing the final four laps of the 410 sprint consolation and the 358 sprint car consolation before completion of the features for the two sprint divisions and the All-American Outlaws.

Lincoln promoters have announced that rain checks from Saturday’s show will be honored the next three shows or for the Sterner Memorial make-up night on May 10th.  Fans who do not have a rain check from Saturday will be able see the May 10th show at a reduced cost of $12 admission (and $5 for students).  Gates will open at 6 PM, with warm-ups at 7:30 PM, and racing getting underway at 8 PM.

Before the rains came, heat races for the 410 sprints were won by Greg Hodnett, Jim Siegel, and Robbie Kendall, with six laps completed in the consolation.

Earlier in the evening, fast time in time trials for the 29-car field was set by Greg Hodnett with a new one-lap track record time of 12.577-seconds (107.339 MPH). In fact, the fastest three cars eclipsed the old track record of 12.719 seconds held by Lucas Wolfe from 2015.

Hodnett drew a 4-pill for the inversion, putting Danny Dietrich and Alan Krimes on the front row for the May 10th show, with Brandon Rahmer and Hodnett to start on row two.

Heats for the 31 358 sprints were won by Cody Fletcher, Steve Storie, and Kyle Denmyer, with a consolation event still to come on May 10th.

Next Saturday, May 7 will feature  the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and Street Stocks. Racing gets underway at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 5:30 PM.

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Gary Wolford Fish Fry/Silver Spring Speedway Reunion This Sunday At Latimore Valley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

York Springs, PA, April 26, 2016

The annual Gary Wolford Fish Fry and Silver Spring Speedway Reunion will occur this Sunday, May 1, at the Latimore Valley fairground.  The fairground is located two miles east of York Springs, Pennsylvania on Latimore Valley Road.

Former local racing star Gary Wolford began the Fish Fry at his garage in Brogue, PA.  The event grew in size and Wolford moved it to the present fairground location.

The Fish Fry is a fund-raising event for the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.  Gary Wolford donates all the proceeds from the day to the museum.

The festivities will commence at 9 a.m.  There will be various restored racing machines in the infield area.

Gary Wolford’s dedicated crew will prepare fried fish and fries for those in attendance.  There is no charge for the food but Wolford asks everyone to make a donation.

The highlight of the day is the blindfold race.  Referred to as the “Second Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the race will feature four cars with each being piloted by a blindfolded driver.

The first car will contain Super Sportsman drivers Carmen Perigo Jr. and Steve Wilbur.  Representing the Modified division will be MeMe DeSantis and Ryan Watt.  Dana Montieh, Gloria Wilbur, and Tena Shaffer will occupy the third machine.  The final entry will feature Susquehanna Speedway owner Scott Gobrecht and his speedway manager Kolten Gouse.

All will compete in junkyard cars prepared and donated by J and K Salvage.  The race will go green at 1 p.m.

There will be other activities taking place including rides for the fans around the Latimore Valley oval.  The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will be open.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues to be a showplace for the wide variety of machinery in the world of motorsports.  The museum encompasses various forms of racing equipment.  EMMR is also a leading motorsports research facility and contains the Chris Economaki collection.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 100 Baltimore Road, just off Route 15, near York Springs, PA.

For more information visit the museum’s web page at www.emmr.org.  

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May 28, 29 & 30 Port Royal Weikert Memorial Money And Formats Announced

Sprint Car Extravaganza Offers Over $75,000 In 410-Sprint Purses Alone!

Super late models, URC Sprints and more also slated to take part in action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/24/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The upcoming three-day Bob Weikert Memorial sprint car racing extravaganza at Port Royal Speedway slated for May 28, 29 and 30 is now just over one month away!

And details regarding the highly-lucrative 2016 event for sprints, late models and URC Sprints that encompasses the Memorial Day holiday weekend has just been released.

The three-day program for the 410 sprint cars will culminate on Monday afternoon when the Weikert Champion is crowned based on cumulative points accrued during the three-day event.

But before any champion can be crowned, a ton of racing action will be spun off with an equally impressive ton of money up for grabs!

A conservative total of the three-day 410 sprint car main event purses alone has the prestigious event paying out over $75,000 to the open wheelers in honor of one of the greatest sprint car owners ever to be known across the nation and around the world.

The Weikert Memorial 410 sprints will compete in the now traditional Fallen Heroes Championship on Saturday, May 28 featuring a 30-lap main paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start.

Passing points awarded from qualifying events will be used to align the main event starting grid.

The super late models will race in a 25-lap Fallen Heroes Championship as well on May 28, paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start.

Action then swings to Sunday night, May 29 when the Weikert Memorial sprints spin off time trials to set heat grids before moving on to a 35-lap feature paying a whopping $10,000 to win and $500 just to start.

The URC Sprints will also be part of the Sunday program, competing in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start.

Special bonuses of $300, $200 and $100 will be paid to the highest finishing 358 sprint cars that race in the URC main event.

And after Sunday, less than a day later, the whole weekend of sprint car mania culminates with an afternoon program for the Weikert Memorial sprints paying a minimum of $4,000 to win in a 25-lap main.

And after the dust settles, the three-day Weikert Memorial Champion will be crowned and a five-position point fund worth nearly $9,000 will be paid out with the title holder himself going home with $3,000.

In the event of only two events being completed due to weather, a two-day point fund worth more than $6,000 will be distributed.

All three events have a posted $200 Hard Charger Award up for grabs with the Saturday and Sunday Hard Charger earning a guaranteed starting spot in the following days main event.

Tow money for all 410-sprint non-qualifiers in each program is also up for grabs in the amount of $100.

Monday’s program also offers Central Pa Legends racing and action for the PA mini stocks.

More details about this exciting and growing event at Port Royal Speedway will be forthcoming.

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Port Royal Speedway Offers Three-Division Racing Program April 30

410 sprints, super lates and 305 sprints slated for 7 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/24/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will present a three-card racing program coming up this Saturday, April 30 at 7 pm featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, the Aumiller’s Insurance super late models and the River Valley Builders IMCA/PASS 305 sprint cars.

Pit gates for this week’s show open at 4 pm with general admission gates opening at 5. Adult general admission is $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.

Coming off of the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic for 410 sprints on April 23 that saw All Star Circuit of Champions pilots Dale Blaney and Chad Kemenah sweep the top two spots, Greg Hodnett continues to lead the season-long oval point standings.

Hodnett was third in the Kauffman Classic and has a pair of Port Royal wins to his credit already this season.

Elsewhere, in the super late models, Andy Haus has picked up a pair of victories as he continues to lead the points in that division.

For the 305 sprints on Saturday, the show will be the division’s third of the season at the track with the first two falling to Lewistown’s Nate Gramley.

Port Royal will return to action on May 7 with Lake Chevrolet Mother’s Night/Camera and Autograph Night when the purchase of a general admission ticket will provide access to the pit are prior to the races.

On the racing docket will be the 410 sprints, super late models, 355 econo-late models and the xtreme stocks.  A bus ride for mothers is also slated.

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May Williams Grove World of Outlaws Stand Features NAPA/NGK Morgan Cup

World-renowned automotive industry parts suppliers sponsor annual laurels

4/24/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

There is just under a month to go until the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars make their return to Williams Grove Speedway for the 2016 season in the first of three stands this year.

The two-day stand on May 20 and 21 will be highlighted by the running and bestowal of the 2016 Morgan Cup, presented by NAPA and NGK Spark Plugs.

Named to honor longtime oval owner Morgan Hughes, the Morgan Cup is a perpetual trophy that resides at the home office of the circuit that proves victorious in a given annual feature event held at Williams Grove Speedwya.

The Morgan Cup either going home with the outlaws to North Carollina to reside in their corporate headquarters until next year or it stays home with the PA Posse in Mechanicsburg, at the Williams Grove office.

This year’s Morgan Cup presented by NAPA/NGK champion will be crowned with the running of the Saturday, May 21 main event and the lucky driver will take home a $5,000 bonus for the honor on top of the regularly posted $12,000 feature winner’s share.

The May 20 and 21 World of Outlaws program at Williams Grove includes fireworks with racing action getting underway each night at 7:30 pm.

Adult general admisson each night is $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $15.   

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URC Sprints Make First Of Five Williams Grove Starts Friday Along With 410 Sprints

4/24/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will be joined by the URC Sprints at Williams Grove Speedway coming up this Friday night, April 29 at 8 pm.

General admission gates open at 6 pm.  

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

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 ticket sales this week will be donated to the Big 33 Buddy Program.

The program aids children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Williams Grove is partnering with Members 1st Federal Credit Union to support the Big 33 Buddy Program in 2016.

The 360-powered URC sprint cars will compete in a 25 lap main event on Friday night, paying $2,000 to win.

There will be no time trials.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will race in a handicapped feature event paying $3,600 for the victory.

The April 29 visit to Williams Grove by URC will be the first of an unprecedented five total shows at the track this season.

The circuit comes back to the historic oval on June 3, June 22, July 29 and on August 12.

A duo of URC shows at Williams Grove last season were scored by Curt Michael and Greg Hodnett.

May 6 will see the track host another Yellow Breeches 500 event for the 410 sprint cars along with 358 sprint action.

The oval will tune up for the first invasion of the season by the World of Outlaws sprint cars on May 13 with a specially formatted program to ready the locals for the following week’s two-day outlaws stand.

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SCOTT GEESEY DRIVES TO SUSQUEHANNA SUPER SPORTSMAN WIN

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA 4/23/16

After sitting out much of the 2015 racing season after suffering a broken arm and elbow at another speedway, Wellsville racer Scott Geesey returned to winning form Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway.

Geesey came from his ninth starting spot to earn his first win of the year in the 25-lap  Super Sportsman feature. Geesey became the third different winner in four events this season at the speedway.

The 25 lap Sportsman event was marred by two separate multi-car crashes on the first lap. Seven cars were involved.

Troy Rhome led lap one before yielding to Chad Smith, who led the next two laps. Paul Miller became the next race leader, also leading two laps before Chad Smith took control and led for two more laps before Geesey arrived on the scene to make what turned out to be  the race-winning pass on lap seven.

Geesey then held the point to take the checkered flag.

One-time season winner Rich Eichelberger, of Dillsburg came from 16th to finish in the runner-up spot with current point leader Russ Mitten of Newville finishing third. Rounding out the top five were early racer leaders Smith and Miller as Scott Dellinger, Steve Wilbur, two-time winner Gregg Foster, Teddy Thomas and Rick Barr completed the top 10 finishers.

Doug Dodson, Chad Smith and Steve Wilbur won heats for the 29 Super Sportsman. Foster won the consolation. Dodson scratched from the feature event after his machine suffered mechanical woes.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday, April 30 for KIDS NIGHT. The Super Sportsman will once again headline the four-division show which also includes the ARDC Midgets, Xtreme Stocks and Road Warriors. Pits open at 4PM, Grandstands open at 5PM with Racing beginning at 7PM.

There will also be another Test and Tune on Wednesday night, April 27 beginning at 6PM.
 
SUPER SPORTSMAN 25 LAPS: 1. Scott Geesey, 2. Rich Eichelberger, 3. Russ Mitten, 4. Chad Smith, 5. Paul Miller, 6. Scott Dellinger, 7. Steve Wilbur, 8. Gregg Foster, 9. Teddy Thomas, 10. Rick Barr, 11. Tony Jackson, 12. Timmie Barrick, 13. Kenny Edkin, 14. Jay Fannasy, 15. Mike Enders, 16. Bruce Buckwalter, 17. Troy Rhome, 18. Kevin Beidel, 19. Russ Lebo, 20. Justin Foster, 21. Chad Criswell, 22. Davey Walsh, 23. Kevin Nouse, 24. Nate Young.

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Super Sportsman Points
April 23
1. Russ Mitten 890
2. Gregg Foster 860
3. Rich Eichelberger 850
4. Scott Geesey 830
5. Scott Dellinger 740
6. Tony Jackson 650
7. Chad Criswell 600
8. Mike Enders 560
8. Jay Fannasy 560
10. Timmie Barrick 560

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DIETRICH SEVENTH DIFFERENT WINNER IN SEVEN 2016 “410” SPRINT RACES AT LINCOLN

HAMMAKER TAKES HOLDS OFF HALLIGAN TO CLAIM “358” SPRINT CAR FEAURE

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/23/2016 – Danny Dietrich shook off some early season bad luck in scoring his first win of the year in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

“We’ve been pretty fast, we just haven’t had any luck. This (Lincoln) is where we’ve been struggling the most,” said Dietrich upon exiting his Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Hickory Run Orchards/Weikert’s Livestock #48 in victory lane, “We got lucky and started at a good spot. We were pretty good. I don’t know how fast we really were, because when you get out front like that…you just don’t know how fast Austin (Hogue) is. Austin has had a heck-of-a car all year here and he’s a contender every night we come here.”

Dietrich moved up a row and started fourth when outside polesitter J.J. Grosso was not able to fire the car for the feature.

Polesitter Kyle Moody to the lead at the start and led the first four laps before Dietrich drove by on the backstretch after a fifth-lap restart.

He led the rest of the way, but could never shake Hogue, crossing just .72 seconds ahead.

“The other guys are picking up the pace and getting fast and I just wasn’t real comfortable yet,” said Dietrich, “We’ve been hindered so much that I quit looking at the gauges. I’m just trying to put it all behind me and trying to get by. There’s been pretty much pressure on me here, and it’s really good for this team to finally park it on the front stretch.”

Third through fifth were Jim Siegel (who moved into the Lincoln points lead after advancing from seventh starting spot), Robbie Kendall, and tenth-starting Adam Wilt.

Completing the top ten were Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13th-starting Freddie Rahmer, Moody, Tim Glatfelter, and 16th-starting Steve Owings.

Heats for the 30 410 sprints were won by Brian Montieth (who flipped in turn while running ninth on lap 12 of the feature and was credited with 23rd), Glatfelter, and Danny Dietrich, with Brandon Rahmer winning the consolation.


Last week’s winner Tyler Ross was the other feature flip victim, rolling over in turn four of lap 15.

Defending Central PA and Lincoln champion Doug Hammaker claimed his first Lincoln win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.

Hammaker started fifth and snatched the lead from Jeff Halligan in lapped traffic in turns three and four of lap 11, then held off a late-race charge by Halligan at the end. It was Hammaker’s fifth career Lincoln win, and he became the fourth winner in four 358 events this season.

Third through fifth were 11th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh, 13th-starting Adrian Shaffer, and tenth-starting Chandler Leiby. Rounding out the top ten were polesitter C.J. Tracy (who led the first lap), Matt Findley, Matt Campbell, Cody Fletcher, and Phil Walter.

Heats for the 30 358 sprints were won by Halligan, Fletcher, and Campbell, with Tyler Esh winning the consolation.

410 Sprints Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 35-Steve Owings; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich; 13. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 69-Shane Hoff; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 2D-Chase Dietz; 17. 21T-Scott Fisher; 18. 75-Frankie Herr; 19. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 20. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF); 21. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF); 22. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); 23. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); DNS – 37-JJ Grasso. No Time

Lap Leaders – Kyle Moody (1-4), Danny Dietrich (5-25)

358 Sprints Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 41-Jeff Halligan; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 21-CJ Tracy; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 10. 5-Phil Walter; 11. 9-Daulton Dietrich; 12. 23-Chris Arnold; 13. 35-Tyler Esh; 14. 12B-Mike Bittinger; 15. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 16. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 17. 13-Ryan Higgins; 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 7-Trey Hivner; 20. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 21. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 22. 12-Brent Shearer; 23. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF); 24. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – CJ Tracy (1), Jeff Halligan (2-9), Doug Hammaker (10-20)

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BRIAN MONTIETH DOMINATES TOMMY HINNERSHITZ MEMORIAL SPRING CLASSIC AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Brian Montieth shot from fourth to first on the opening lap and went on to win the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

For Montieth, the driver of Jerry Parrish’s No. 21, the win was his 21st at the track and worth $6,000. It was his first Grove win of the season.

He started fourth, drove by Ryan Smith in turn two, and then by Danny Dietrich in turn four to take the lead on lap one of the 30-lapper.

With five laps completed, Montieth led Dietrich and Smith by 1.881 seconds as he reached the back of the field. Greg Hodnett had moved by Lucas Wolfe and into fourth.

“I got awful close to Ryan in that first corner,” said Montieth. “I beat him to the apex, but not by much. To me, I had to run there. That was the race for me. Other than that, just going out to time trial and not messing up. There’s too many good cars behind me. You mess up, you’re going to get passed.”

“We haven’t been good,” said Montieth. “My boys have spent a lot of time in the shop tearing this thing apart and putting it back together. I don’t think we’re good enough to win every night yet, but we’re making progress. We lucked out with (Dale) Blaney breaking. That moved us up. All the cards played the way they needed to play.”

Dietrich would close as Montieth negotiated lapped traffic. Montieth was racing hard and sliding by slower cars in the corners to keep Dietrich in second.

Montieth momentarily cleared traffic at the halfway point to give him some breathing room over Dietrich. Hodnett, meanwhile, raced around Smith for third.

With 10 laps to go, Montieth had a two-car cushion on Dietrich and was racing in clean air. Hodnett would pass Dietrich in turn two.

Hodnett’s pass by Dietrich wouldn’t count as the yellow flew as point leader Doug Esh did a 360-spin at the end of the frontstretch. He kept going, but the field was slowed with Montieth leading Dietrich and Hodnett with eight laps to go.

Hodnett looked low on Dietrich for a lap after the restart, but the outside groove was too fast and he moved back up to the cushion.

The final lap saw Montieth check-up entering turn three due to a lapped car. He moved low to block Dietrich’s attempt at a slider. The Phoenixville racer would get the win by 0.760 seconds. Dietrich, Hodnett, Stevie Smith and Ryan Smith completed the top five.

Esh, who got his spot back after the yellow, Alan Krimes, Freddie Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe and Cory Haas rounded out the top 10.

Hodnett set fast time over the 26-car field with a lap of 16.971 seconds. S. Smith, Montieth, Wolfe, and R. Smith completed the top five qualifiers. Drivers were given only one lap in time trials due to the impending weather.

The eight-lap heat races were won by Dietrich, Esh and Ott. No consolation was needed as Dale Blaney and Jay Galloway scratched for the night after mechanical problems in their heat races.  The show was moved along fast as rain was in the area.

The Grove returns to action next Friday night with the 410 and URC 360-Sprint cars on the schedule. In two weeks, the 358 Sprints return, along with the third Yellow Breeches 500 race for the 410 Sprints paying $500 to start a regular 25-lap feature.

Feature Results:

Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. Brian Montieth. 2. Danny Dietrich. 3. Greg Hodnett. 4. Stevie Smith. 5. Ryan Smith. 6. Doug Esh. 7. Alan Krimes. 8. Freddie Rahmer. 9. Lucas Wolfe. 10. Cory Haas. 11. Aaron Ott. 12. Pat Cannon. 13. Frankie Herr. 14. Brock Zearfoss. 15. Joe Trenca. 16. Austin Hogue. 17. Troy Fraker. 18. Rodney Westhafer. 19. Dave Blaney. 20. Matt Campbell. 21. Brent Marks. 22. Steve Buckwalter. 23. Lance Dewease. 24. Tim Glatfelter.

Williams Grove Speedway
410 Points
1. Brian Montieth 1170
2. Doug Esh 1160
3. Danny Dietrich 1160
4. Freddie Rahmer 1060
5. Greg Hodnett 1050
6. Autin Hogue 880
7. Alan Krimes 875
8. Brent Marks 870
8. Pat Cannon 870
8. Cory Haas 870

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Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at Williams Grove Speedway Friday Night

York Springs, PA, April 19, 2016

This Friday, April 22, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will be part of Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial.  The museum staff will have one of Hinnershitz’s race cars on display along with several other historical racing machines.

The cars will be on display in the infield area during the evening’s racing events.  Fans will have access to the equipment providing photographic opportunities.  Volunteers from the museum will answer any questions.

The late Tommy Hinnershitz was from Oley, Pennsylvania and became one of the greatest open wheel drivers, concentrating on mainly Sprint Cars.  During his career, Hinnershitz, known as the Flying Farmer, won 103 Sprint Car main events.  Hinnershitz finished second 92 times and was third 57 times. He was a seven-time AAA and USAC Eastern Sprint Car champion.   Tommy Hinnershitz competed in 1940, ’41, and ’48 Indianapolis 500s.

Upon announcing his retirement on September 24, 1960, Hinnershitz worked on his 60-acre farm.  He returned to racing as a mechanic and worked on Mario Andretti’s first dirt Champ Car at Langhorne Speedway.

Sunday, May 1, will be the return of the annual Gary Wolford Fish Fry and Silver Spring Speedway reunion.  This event, a fundraiser for the museum, begins at 9 a.m. and continues to 5 p.m.  The fish fry is held at the Latimore Valley Fairground located just south of the museum.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues to be a showplace for the wide variety of machinery in the world of motorsports.  The museum encompasses various forms of racing equipment.  EMMR is also a leading motorsports research facility and contains the Chris Economaki collection.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 100 Baltimore Road, just off Route 15, near York Springs, PA.

For more information visit the museum’s web page at www.emmr.org.

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Lincoln Speedway
As of April 18
1. Brian Montieth 1900
2. Alan Krimes 1895
3. Jim Siegel 1865
4. G. McIntyre Jr. 1855
5. F. Rahmer 1830
6. Cory Haas 1820
6. Adam Wilt 1820
8. Danny Dietrich 1800
9. Austin Hogue 1775
10. Billy Dietrich 1745
358 sprint cars
1. Adrian Shaffer 1010
2. Tyler Esh 945
3. Chandler Leiby 945
3. Matt Campbell 940
5. Jeff Rohrbaugh 925
6. Chris Arnold 925
7. Matt Findley 920
8. Kyle Denmyer 910
9. Ashley Cappetta 895
9. Cody Fletcher 895

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TYLER ROSS SCORES CAREER FIRST IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/16/2016 – “This is unbelievable. I need someone to pinch me right now.”

So said Tyler Ross after scoring his first career win in the 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Points handicapping placed Ross on the outside of the front row for the start, but he dropped to fourth by the end of the first lap. He recovered to pass Robbie Kendall for third on lap two, and then reclaimed second from Austin Hogue on a lap 11 restart, following a caution for Danny Dietrich, who stopped in turn four after bouncing off the wall in turns one and two.

He chased polesitter and race-long leader Tim Glatfelter for the next four laps before grabbing the lead from Trone Outdoor/Eagle Steel #39 on a lap 16 restart.

He led the rest of the way in non-stop racing over the final ten laps, crossing 1.87 seconds ahead of a closing Alan Krimes, who advanced from tenth starting spot to finish second.

“I wasn’t sure it was going to happen, especially this early in the season,” said Ross, “This is only our third time here this year, so to be this fast this early I’m excited to see how the rest of the season goes.”

Glatfelter, Hogue, and Kendall completed the top five, with Jim Siegel, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Brian Montieth, Cory Haas, and Danny Dietrich rounding out the top ten.

“I gotta thank my dad (Sam). He works his tail off all week long in getting this thing ready,” added Ross, “We’ve got a lot of good help this year. I want to thank Rick Lefever from Lefever Electric (prime sponsor). He couldn’t make it tonight. We’ll have to give him a call here.”

“This is my third year here, and I finally learned to get the wing back,” added Ross, “I got a lot of bite coming off the bottom on the restarts, and that helped me get into the corners.

Heats for the 27 410 sprints were won by Danny Dietrich, McIntyre, and Ross, with Billy Dietrich winning the consolation.

Fawn Grove’s Matt Campbell came from eighth starting spot to claim the win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.

Wyatt Hinkle led the first two laps from the pole before sixth-starting Tyler Esh drove around him into the race lead on lap three. Meanwhile, Campbell followed him into second on the fifth lap before running him down at the half-way point. Campbell led the rest of the way through heavy lapped traffic, crossing 1.47 seconds ahead of Esh, with tenth-starting Adrian Shaffer, Matt Findley, and Jeff Rohrbaugh completing the top five.

Heats for the 31 358 sprints were won by Shaffer, Brie Hershey, and Kyle Denmyer, with Chandler Leiby winning the consolation.

Kyle Lear scored his first career Lincoln win in the Precise Racing Products three-track series opener for 358 late models. Lear started on the pole and raced side-by-side with outside front row starter Sam Gallagher for the first two laps, with Gallagher leading lap one and Lear scored the leader of lap two.

Lear controlled the pace the rest of the way, despite late-race heat from Ralph Morgan, Jr., who pulled alongside Lear racing off the final turns to the checkered flag.

Third through fifth were Gallagher, Randy Christine, Jr., and Shaun Jones.

Heats for the 23 358 late models were won by Lear, Gallagher, and Christine.

Next weekend, Saturday, April 23rd, Lincoln Speedway will host the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends at 7 PM. That night the Legends will compete in a regularly scheduled racing program with 20-lap feature, along with the April 2nd rained-out 20-lap feature. Gates will open at 5 PM.

RACE RESULTS
Saturday, April 16, 2016
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 5-Tyler Ross ($3,200); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 21-Brian Montieth; 9. 11C-Cory Haas; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody; 15. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 16. 15M-Bobby Mazingo (DNF); 17. 75-Nicole Bower (DNF); 18. 12B-Brad Franks (DNF);19. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 20. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 21. 29-James Pryde (DNF); 22. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 24. 91-David Quackenbush (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-15), Tyler Ross (16-25)

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 35-Tyler Esh; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 5-Phil Walter; 8. 66-Doug Hammaker; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 119-Chandler Leiby; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 13. 13-Ryan Higgins; 14. 21-CJ Tracy; 15. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 16. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 17. 12-Brent Shearer; 18. 23-Chris Arnold; 19. 7-Trey Hivner; 20. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 21. 00-Chris Frank; 22. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 23. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 24. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Wyatt Hinkle (1-2), Tyler Esh (3-9), Matt Campbell (10-20)

358 Late Model Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 151-Kyle Lear; 2. 112-Ralph Morgan, Jr.; 3. 25-Sam Gallagher; 4. 74-Randy Christine, Jr.; 5. 2M-Shaun Jones; 6. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 7. X-Bernie Beard; 8. 87-Eric Irvan; 9. 21M-Matt Murphy; 10. 000-Matt Nailor; 11. 100-Tyler Horst; 12. 43-Jake Jones; 13. 116-Travis Mease; 14. 20-Steve Billet; 15. 4GT-Charles Potts; 16. 23-Todd Snook; 17. NINE-Randy Stoudt; 18. 5-Jake Moser; 19. 57-Brad Shank; 20. 08-Zach Kauffman; 21. 4-John Moser; 22. 22-Chase Billet; 23. 4M-Kyle Moser (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Sam Gallagher (1), Kyle Lear (2-20)

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Doug Esh Hammers Home To Win Williams Grove, Ellerman scores 305s

4/15/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Doug Esh of Lancaster put the hammer down to overtake Austin Hogue and go on to win the 410 sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Elsewhere in the 20-lap 305 sprint main it was Landisburg’s Scott Ellerman taking the victory on his birthday.

The 25-lap sprint car main was red flagged on just the first lap when polesitter Matt Campbell cleared the outside turns three and four fence, flipping wildly but escaping injury.

Leader Austin Hogue continued on his way when action resumed with seventh starter Esh running third as the fieentered the backmarkers on the eighth tour, just before a final caution flag unfuled with nine laps away.

Esh got around Brock Zearfoss for second on the restart and began chasing Hogue for the lead and win.

And of course Hogue again entered the backmarkers and it was at that point when Esh was able to more substantially close the gap between he and the leader.

But time was running out as the laps clicked off and it took until three laps to go for Esh to get around the fleet running Hogue.

Esh was able to throw his No. 07 in front of Hogue with a deep swoop into the third corner before driving up across the track to take control as lap 22 was scored.

The Lancaster driver then pulled away to a 1.699 second lead at the finish over Hogue.

It was Esh’s 23rd career win at the oval, worth $3,600.

As the race came to the checkers, Danny Dietrich pounced on Brian Montieth in the third corner for third after Montieth had driven from seventh into the spot.

Montieth ended up fourth followed by Greg Hodnett.

Sixth through 10th went to Lance Dewease in his first Williams Grove start of the season, Brock Zearfoss, Freddie Rahmer, Stevie Smith and  Mark Smith.

Heats went to Rahmer, Mark Smith and Hogue with the consolation going to Lucas Wolfe.

Jaremi Hanson took the lead at the start of the 305 sprint main followed by Ellerman.

And just like in the 410 sprint car main, traffic would play a factor in the race for the lead.

Hanson struggled with the backmarkers giving Ellerman his chance and he made good on a run with three laps to go to steal the win.

Hanson then tried to come back on Ellerman for the victory but to no avail as a caution flag with two laps to go cleared the track, allowing Ellerman to drive away.

Mike Kiser was third followed by Zach Newlin and Jordan Thomas.

Sixth through 10th went to George Riden, Colby Dice, Dave Brown Jr., Ken Duke and Stephanie Dodson.

Jared Esh won the Wee Bee Audio and Video Hard Charger Award for driving from 23rd to 15th at the finish.

Heats went to Ellerman, Newlin and Riden with Rick Stief taking the consolation race.

April 15, 2016 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Doug Esh, 2. Austin Hogue, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Lance Deweae, 7. Brock Zearfoss, 8. Freddie Rahmer, 9. Stevie Smith, 10. Mark Smith, 11. Lucas Wolfe, 12. Alan Krimes, 13. Brent Marks, 14. Steve Buckwalter, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Rodney Westhafer, 17. Chad Trout, 18. Tim Glatfelter, 19. Cory Haas, 20. Daryl Stimeling, 21. Pat Cannon, 22. Nicole Bower, 23. Wayne Dadetto, 24. Matt Campbell

305 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Scott Ellerman, 2. Jeremi Hanson, 3. Mike Kiser, 4. Zach Newlin, 5. Jordan Thomas, 6. George Riden, 7. Colby Dice, 8. Dave Brown Jr., 9. Ken Duke, 10. Stephanie Dodson, 11. John Martin, 12. Darren Miller, 13. Jeff Geiges, 14. Geoff Gill, 15. Jared Esh, 16. Kyle Ganoe, 17. Alex Potsoky, 18. Scott Lutz, 19. Erin Statler, 20. Ian Detweiler, 21. Jay Krout, 22. Jon Haegele, 23. Andrew Hake, 24. Rick Steif

410 Points
1. Doug Esh 940
2. Danny Dietrich 890
3. Brian Montieth 870
4. Freddie Rahmer 860
5. Greg Hodnett 800
6. Brent Marks 770
7. Autin Hogue 750
8. Mark Smith 740
9. Pat Cannon 710
10. Cory Haas 690

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TRACTOR PULL AND $4,000 TO WIN 410 SPRINT CAR RACE HIGHLIGHT FRED RAHMER’S PARTY AT THE PATH SEASON OPENER

SPRING RUN, Pa. (April 14, 2016) – Fred Rahmer Promotions kicks off 2016 in high gear when the fastest cars on dirt team up with the most powerful trucks and tractors in the Franklin County, Pennsylvania region for a double header fit for every automotive enthusiast.  

Sunday, May 1, Fred Rahmer Promotions and Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers present the Path Valley Power Fest, featuring a Truck and Tractor Pull at Hammond’s Grove Picnic Area, and 410 Sprint Cars and 600cc Micro Sprints on the 1/4-mile Path Valley Speedway dirt track.

“We’re trying to bring the fans out and entertain them in a variety of ways,” event promoter Fred Rahmer explained.  “By combining the tractor pulls and the Sprint Cars we provide families the opportunity to see a full day of action.”

The Truck and Tractor Pull kicks off at 2 PM at Hammond’s Grove picnic area – just a mile away from the Path Valley Speedway on Route 531 – with a five-division show featuring the 1800 horsepower Mod Turbo Tractors.  General admission Adult tickets for the Tractor Pull are $12 and Children 8-12 are $6

The show rounds out at 6 PM when the fastest Sprint Car drivers in the region descend upon the Path Valley Speedway Park for a full show of 410 Sprint Cars and 600c Micro Sprints on the famed 1/4-mile bullring. The 410 Sprint Cars compete in $4,000-to-win event, while the 600cc Micro Sprints battle for a $1,000 top prize.

Like past Fred Rahmer Promotions events, the bonus money is plentiful.

A $200 bonus is offered to the winner of each 410 Sprint Car qualifying heat event, a $500 bonus is set-up for the driver posting the Fast Time, and the A-Main Tru-Line Contractors Hard Charger will receive a $200 bonus.

A highlight of the 410 Sprint Car season at Party at the Path events is the opportunity for a randomly selected competitor to win a four-night trip to Las Vegas, with airfare and hotel accommodations for two people.  To be entered into the drawing, a driver must compete in all three of Fred Rahmer Promotions events at Path Valley Speedway.

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

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

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

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

Fred Rahmer Promotions can be found online at www.fredrahmerpromotions.com, on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/fredrahmerpromotions, and on Twitter @RahmerRacing

Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers is available online at www.interstatepullers.com or www.facebook.com/interstatepullers

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NEWVILLE FAMILY OF COMPANIES ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF WEEKLY SPRINT CAR RACING AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY IN 2016

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway welcomes the Newville Family of Companies as the title sponsor of the weekly 360 sprint car racing programs at the historic Snyder County oval in 2016. The sponsorship includes several incentive programs that are also designed to support 358 sprint car teams.

Owned and operated by veteran open wheel racer Jim Shuster, the Newville Family of Companies includes Newville Electric Services, Newville Construction Drilling & Blasting Specialists, Newville Mat Company, and Eleven Oaks Farms.

“We’re very grateful to Jim Shuster and his family for their generosity in putting together this major sponsorship of the sprint car racing programs at Selinsgrove Speedway,” said speedway General Manager Steve Inch. “Jim and his son Mallie have been avid supporters of the 360 sprint car program, and this sponsorship confirms their commitment to helping us make the division a success at Selinsgrove.”

In addition to co-sponsoring the $10,000 point fund for the 360 sprint cars with Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, several incentive programs will also be in place this season courtesy of the Newville Family of Companies.

For the first time, the speedway will offer the Sprint Car Heat Race Victory Bonus for the driver who wins the most heat wins ($500), second most qualifiers ($250), and third most heat races ($100) at the conclusion of the season.

For 358 sprint car teams who compete with the 360 sprints at Selinsgrove, there is a competition bonus program and a separate $2,000 point fund for 358 sprint drivers who support the track this season.

The 358 competition bonus program will be in effect for non-sanctioned 358-360 sprint car races at the track this year, including May 7, May 14, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, Aug. 6, Aug. 20, and Aug. 27. The first 358 sprint car driver to cross the finish line will earn a $200 bonus in the main events on the aforementioned dates, with $125 and $100 bonuses being paid to 358 drivers who cross the finish line second and third, respectively.

A $1,000 bonus is being posted to the 358 sprint car point champion, with $500, $300, and $200 being paid to the top four 358 sprint car point finishers who compete in at least half of the designated race dates.

“We put some incentives in place to encourage 358 sprint car drivers to race Selinsgrove,” said Jim Shuster. “For 13 years the 358’s were the open wheel division before the track transitioned to the 360 sprints in 2014.  Hopefully the bonus money helps out some of those teams that haven’t yet made the switch from 358’s to 360’s.”   

About the Newville Family of Companies:

Newville Electrical Services supports the construction and maintenance of transmission lines. Services include installation of rock construction entrances, access roads, work pads, wire pull sites and more.

Newville Construction Drilling & Blasting provides services to residential, commercial, and publicly funded projects in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, and New Jersey. The company’s specialty blasting services include demolition projects on bridges, buildings, smokestacks, and dams, including demolitions in urban areas and even underwater.

Newville Mat Company is becoming a bigger part of the company’s projects and has begun producing its own mats which are less expensive and allow the company to provide matting at a lower price to customers.

Eleven Oaks Farms owns and operates two farms located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and supplies Newville Electrical Services with all the agricultural products used on its projects, specifically final restoration and seeding of the work areas.

For more information about the Newville Family of Companies, visit blastncs.com.

The first race at Selinsgrove Speedway was held on July 20, 1946, and was won by Hall of Fame driver Bill Holland, who went on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500. Following a brief closure in the early 1960’s, the speedway reopened in 1963. The upcoming 2016 season will mark the 54th consecutive year of motorsports excitement on the superspeedway of dirt track racing!

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GREG HODNETT WINS THRILLER IN BAPS 410 SPRINT SERIES OPENER

Doug Hammaker Wins King of the Hill 358 Sprints

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA 4/10/16

It’s been one of the most anticipated events of the season and if Sunday night’s BAPS Coatings & Supplies 410 Sprint Series opener at Susquehanna Speedway is any indication of what the remainder of the season brings, fans are in for a real treat.

Greg Hodnett held off a late race challenge from Lance Dewease to capture the opening night of the seven race BAPS 410 Sprint Series which was his fourth overall win on the season aboard the Mike Heffner Racing Enterprises owned No. 27.

After earning a redraw spot in his heat race advancing from 10th to third, Hodnett, of Spring Grove drew the number five for the 25-lap feature event and ran inside the top five during the first half of the race before grabbing the lead on lap 16 from Blane Heimbach.

Heimbach started on the outside front row and took the lead from Adam Wilt just before the midway point of the race.

Three early incidents slowed the event, the worst coming on lap six when Logan Wagner crashed hard in turn one to bring out a red flag.

Dewease, making his first start behind the wheel of the familiar Don Kreitz, Jr. owned No. 69K started 13th and turned in a great run, battling Hodnett for the lead during the late laps.

Heimbach settled for the third place finish with Lucas Wolfe coming from 14th to finish fourth with Wilt rounding out the top five.

Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Brent Marks, Austin Hogue and 19th starter Doug Esh completed the top 10 finishers.

Ryan Smith, Anthony Fiore and Brent Marks were heat winners for the 29 BAPS 410 Sprint cars pitside. Doug Esh topped the consolation.

Defending Central PA 358 Sprint Car champion Doug Hammaker dominated the 20-lap Capitol Renegade King of the 358 Sprint Car feature.

The Grantville driver scored his first win of the 2016 season leading all the way to take the win over Glenndon Forsythe, Kevin Nouse, Tyler Esh and Adrian Shaffer.

Tyler Esh, Glenndon Forsythe and Adrian Shaffer won heats for the 29 358 Sprint Cars. The consolation was won by Kody Hartlaub.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action this coming Saturday, April 16 with the return of the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman in their third race of the season. Joining the Sportsman for the first time this season will be the ARDC Midgets, Xtreme Stocks and the Mini Vans. It will also be York County Racing Club Night at the speedway. Pits open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm.

For the latest news and results, fans are reminded to visit www.susquuehannaspeedway.net.

BAPS COATINGS & SUPPLIES 410 SPRINTS
25 Laps: 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 3. 12-Blane  Heimbach, 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 5. 15-Adam Wilt, 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 7. 94-Ryan Smith, 8. 19M-Brent Marks, 9. 52-Austin Hogue, 10. 07-Doug Esh, 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfos,, 12. 21-Brian Montieth, 13. 5-Tyler Ross, 14. 24-Steve Buckwalter, 15. 59-Jim Siegel, 16. 87-Alan Krimes, 17. 99M-Kyle Moody, 18. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 19. 39-Tim Glatfelter, 20. 11C-Cory Haas, 21. 91-Anthony Fiore, 22. 7W-Logan Wagner, 23. 25-Aaron Ott, 24. 8-Billy Dietrich.
Did Not Qualify: Bradley Howard, Mark Smith, Nicole Bower, Michael Wagner, Anthony Macri.

358 SPRINTS
20 Laps: 1. 66-Doug Hammerk, 2. 21T-Glenndon Forsythe, 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse, 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 5. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 6. 39-JB Cunningham, 7. 19-Troy Wagaman, 8. 94-Ryan Linder, 9. 66A-Cody Fletcher, 10. 119-Chandler Leiby, 11. 12-Mike Bittinger, 12. 80-Todd Reed, 13. 23-Chris Arnold, 14. 00-Chris Frank, 15. 77-David Holbrook, 16. 41-Jeff Halligan, 17. 12-Brent Shearer, 18. 18-Nyle Berkes, 19. 16-Matt Campbell, 20. 11D-Kody Hartlaub, 21. 23J-Jake Eldreth, 22. 9-Dalton Dietrich, 23. 14C-Dave Carlburg, 24. 90-Jordan Givler.

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY WILL OPEN THIS SATURDAY WITH SPRING SHOWDOWN FEATURING EMPIRE SUPER SPRINT & UNITED RACING CLUB 360 SPRINT CARS PLUS SUPER LATE MODELS & PRO STOCKS!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will open the 2016 season at 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 16, featuring the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and United Racing Club (URC) 360 sprint cars in the 30-lap Spring Showdown paying $2,200 to win out of a stout $13,600 purse for the track’s headline open wheel division!

Following two early season cancellations due to inclement weather, the Snyder County half-mile oval will present the first blockbuster tripleheader program this weekend under the new Speedway Management Group promotional team.

The super late models and pro stocks will also be on the racing card in 25-lap and 15-lap main events, respectively. All three divisions will draw for starting positions for qualifying. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

360 sprint car teams will be subject to their respective Club rules and track rules for this event.

There will be no racing at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, April 23.

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series will visit Selinsgrove for the first time in 16 years on SUNDAY, April 24, in the Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars at 6 p.m.  The race will be the first of five special events for the 410 sprint cars at the track this season.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile oval, will open its 16th season at 7 p.m. this Friday, April 15, with a complete program of go kart and 125 micro sprint car racing. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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

2016 Spring Showdown 360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,200 2) $1,400 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $650 6) $600 7) $575 8) $550 9) $525 10) $500 11) $475 12) $450 13) $425 14) $400 15) $375 16) $350 17) $325 18-24) $300
Sprint Car Tow: $50

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Race To Cure Cancer Night Saturday At Port Royal

All Stars Kauffman Sprint Classic & Moon Shine Camo® Late Model Series Looms April 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/10/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway is set for Race To Cure Cancer Night coming up this Saturday, April 16 at 6 pm featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, the Aumiller’s Insurance super late models and the PASS/IMCA 305 sprints.

Also on the program will be the completion of the rained out 305 sprint main held over from April 2.

As part of the night, 50-cents from the sale of each general admission ticket sold will be given to the American Cancer Society chapter of State College.

Adult general admission for the show is $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.  Pit gates open at 3 pm with general admission gates opening at 4.

Following the April 16 program, all attention turns to the big Keith Kauffman Classic for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints and the kickoff of the Moon Shine Camo® Rt. 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge series between Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways, at 7 pm.

The Kauffman Classic will go 30-laps for $5,000 to win while the Moon Shine Late Model Series feature will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start the 25-lap main event.

A banner field of cars is expected to enter both events with the likes of Dale Blaney, Dave Blaney, Sheldon Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah, Danny Holtgraver, Kraig Kinser and more competing in the Kauffman All Stars Classic.

The late model field should be tough as well with stars like Dylan Yoder, Jim Yoder, Nick Dickson and more likely to be on hand.

Port Royal is in action on April 30 with 410 sprints, super late models and the PASS/IMCA 305 sprints.

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Another Yellow Breeches 500 For Sprints Plus 305s Friday At Williams Grove

4/10/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The second race of the 2016 Yellow Breeches 500 Series for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints is on tap this Friday night, April 15 at Williams Grove Speedway.

The night will also include the first appearance of the season at the track by the popular IMCA/PASS 305 sprints.

Racing begins at 8 pm with general admission gates opening at 6.

Adult general admission for the show is $14 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 ticket sales this week will be donated to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lancaster County.

The track will play host to numerous brothers and sisters matches from across the Harrisburg region for the program.

The Yellow Breeches 500 race will be a normally handicapped feature event going 25 laps in distance however it will pay the posted $500 just to start as part of the Breeches Series.

Pat Cannon won the first race in the Breeches Series on April 1.

Young Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville has put himself atop the very early season Williams Grove 410 sprint point standings to date, chased by Danny Dietrich and Doug Esh.     

Williams Grove will present the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial for 410 sprints along with street stock racing on April 22.

The sprint car drivers will compete in a 30-lap main event paying $6,000 to win out of a total purse of nearly $30,000 for the Hinnershitz Memorial.

The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial will be the first race in the 2016 Hoosier Diamond Series.

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LINCOLN CANCELS SATURDAY APRIL 9TH RACING PROGRAM

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - 4/8/2016 - Due to the forecast of cold, wet, and windy conditions tomorrow, Lincoln Speedway has canceled the April 9th racing program of 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman and Street Stocks.

Next week Lincoln Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, April 16th, with ARCH NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models. Racing action will get underway at 7 PM with gates opening at 5 PM.

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FORECAST FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER POSTPONES SELINSGROVE OPENER

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Due to the forecast for unseasonably cold temperatures and snow showers, this Saturday’s season opener for 360 sprint cars, super late models, and pro stocks at Selinsgrove Speedway has been postponed until next week, Saturday, April 16.

A decision on this Sunday’s first Burris Money Series kart race of the season at Selinsgrove Raceway Park will be made tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.

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Weather Stops Port Royla Speedway

4/8/16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Port Royal, Pa - The forecast for unseasonable weather and even a few inches of snow on Friday night has persuaded Port Royal Speedway officials to cancel the April 9 racing program. The track will return to action on April 16 with Race To Cure Cancer Night featuring the 410 sprints, super late models and the IMCA/PASS 305 sprints at 6 pm.

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BAPS 410 SPRINT SERIES DEBUTS SUNDAY AT SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY; BEER HILL GANG DISCOUNT FOR FANS FOR 2016

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA 4/6/16

The first of seven BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series takes center stage this Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway.

The event carries much enthusiasm from 410 Sprint car fans as it will be the first time the high flying sprint cars take to the newly revamped oval under new management of track owner Scott Gobrecht and general manager Kolten Gouse.

“This weekend is very special for us, to have BAPS Paints a part of this sprint car series is amazing,” said Gouse. “Their involvement in racing is second to none and we couldn’t do this without them.”

And for all BAPS 410 Sprint event this season, track management has put in place a special discount for anyone wearing 2015 or older Beer Hill Gang Merchandise. Fans entering the track will receive $2 off general admission to all of the 410 Sprint car events this year if they are wearing any of this apparel. This offer is not valid with any coupon or other discount).

The 410 Sprint cars will draw for starting positions this Sunday night and that Pill Draw will be called the Beer Hill Gang Pill Draw.

“I am beyond excited to offer this deal with the BeerHill Gang fans,” added Gouse. “They are the most loyal fans in the area and we are very grateful to have them a part of Susquehanna Speedway in 2016.”

Joining the BAPS 410 Sprints will be the first event of the season for the 358 Sprint cars. The Capitol Renegade King of the Hill 358 Sprint cars is an eight-race, stand alone series that will pay the champion $2,000. Capitol Renegade has also sweetened the pot by awarding the top three series point finishers gift certificates. Susquehanna will feature two of the eight King of the Hill 358 sprint races.  

Six more big BAPS 410 Sprint car shows grace the 2016 Susquehanna Speedway schedule with the next event slated for Sunday, May 8 as the inaugural Kevin Gobrecht Classic will be presented. Other 410 Sprint car dates include a June date to be announced, July 17, August 21, September 22 and the season finale on November 5.

Pit gates open this Sunday at 4PM with grandstand gates opening at 5PM. The first green flag is scheduled for 6PM.

General admission will be $18 for Adults, $16 for Young Adults Ages 13-17, $16 for Seniors 60 and older while Kids 12 and Under are Free. Pit passes will be $30 per person.

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Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
March 26
1. Brian Montieth 1360
2. Adam Wilt 1295
3. Danny Dietrich 1265
4. Freddie Rahmer 1245
5. Jim Siegel 1230
6. Alan Krimes 1225
7. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 1205
8. Austin Hogue 1195
9. Cory Haas 1175
10. Billy Dietrich 1160
358 sprint cars
1. Chris Arnold 350
2. Matt Campbell 340
3. Adrian Shaffer 335
4. David Holbrook 330
5. Troy Wagaman Jr. 325
6. Jeff Halligan 320
7. Chandler Leiby 315
8. Ashley Cappetta 310
9. Matt Findley 305
10. Tyler Esh 300

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GREGG FOSTER OPENS SUSQUEHANNA SEASON WITH SPORTSMAN WIN

YORK HAVEN, PA 3/26/16

Harrisburg’s Gregg Foster helped usher in a new season of racing at Susquehanna Speedway to become the first winner of the new era of racing under the Scott Gobrecht/Kolten Gouse banner.

Foster held off repeated challenges from Kevin Nouse to score the opening night 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature win Saturday at the York Haven oval.

It marked the first competitive night of action at the York County track under the new management as a nice size crowd came out to see all of the off-season changes to the facility as well as all of the action on the new racing surface.

Other winners on opening night included Dover’s Gene Knaub in the 358 Late Models, Halifax’s Craig Morgan in the Street Stocks and defending series champ Bill Diehl of Craley, PA was the ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends winner.

Foster started on the front row of the 25-lap Super Sportsman feature and only momentarily lost the point during the early stages of the race despite battle throttle issues.

Foster was able to keep Mechanicsburg’s Kevin Nouse at bay to secure the win aboard his American Legion Dept. of Pennsylvania RPM Chassis No. 32.

Nouse came home in the runner-up spot with Newville’s Russ Mitten earning the Hard Charger award after starting back in the 15th spot and finishing third.

Fourth went to Newville’s Devin Beidel with Marysville’s Kenny Edkin rounding out the top five finishers.

Sixth through tenth were 18th starting Timmie Barrick, Rich Eichelberger, Scott Geesey, Jay Fannasy and Tony Jackson.

Heat races for the 31 Super Sportsman were won by Mike Enders, Scott Dellinger and Rick Barr with Davey Walsh topping the consolation.

Gene Knaub continued his domination in the 358 late model ranks as he opened the Susquehanna season with a victory in the 20-lap feature over Jake Jones, Steve Billet, Randy Christine, Jr. and Justin Ehrhart. Knaub started fourth and took control from Jones on the fifth lap.

Christine and Chase Billet were late model heat winners with 20 cars pitside.

Despite starting fourth, Craig Morgan led every lap to win the Street Stock feature, taking the checkered flag over Jasen Geesaman, Eddie Richards, Ryan Smith and Jim Palm.

Heats for the 28 cars were won by Jason Townsend, Eddie Richards and Ryan Smith.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday, April 2 at 6PM with a three-division program of Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models and Street Stocks.

SUPER SPORTSMAN 25 LAPS:
1. 32-Gregg Foster, 2. 1J-Kevin Nouse, 3. 77-Russ Mitten, 4. 19-Devin Beidel, 5. 75-Kenny Edkin, 6. 7B-Timmie Barrick, 7. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 8. 41-Scott Geesey, 9. 222-Jay Fannasy, 10. 17J-Tony Jackson, 11. 55C-Chad Criswell, 12. 99-Chad Smith, 13. 318-Teddy Thomas, 14. 99G-Scott Grace, 15. 6-Steve Wilbur, 16. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, 17. 3B-Mike Enders, 18. 14-Nate Young, 19. 30-Scott Dellinger, 20. 4-Joe Bryson, 21. 44-Russ Lebo, 22. 20W-Davey Walsh, 23. 00-Rick Barr, 24. 58-Paul Miller.

358 LATE MODELS 20 LAPS: 1. 1-Gene Knaub, 2. 43-Jake Jones, 3. 20-Steve Billet, 4. 74-Randy Christine, Jr., 5. 69-Justin Ehrhart, 6. NINE-Randy Stoudt, 7. 48-Chris Knopp, 8. 57-Brad Shank, 9. 19L-Dave Latsha, 10. 116-Travis Mease, 11. 31-Dave Ogin, 12. 89-Sonny Norris, 13. 19-Drew Weisser, 14. 3-Ron Kline, 15. 722-Pat McNeal, 16. 000-Matt Nailor, 17. 2-Scott Richwine, 18. 21M-Matt Murphy, 19. 22-Chase Billet, 20. 62-Devin Frey.

Super Sportsman Points
1. Gregg Foster 250
2. Kevin Nouse 240
3. Russ Mitten 230
4. Devin Beidel 220
5. Kenny Edkin 210
6. Timmie Barrick 200
7. Rich Eichelberger 190
8. Scott Geesey 180
9. Jay Fannasy 170
10. Tony Jackson 160

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Port Royal Hosts Camera & Autograph Night April 2

Racing offers 410 sprints, super late models and kickoff of 305 sprint series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/27/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will present its first Camera & Autograph Night of the season this Saturday, April 2 with racing slated for 6 pm.

For the purchase of a general admission ticket this week, fans will be permitted access to the pit area from 4 until 5 pm in order to meet their favorite drivers and take photos.

Racing action includes the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, Aumiller’s Insurance super late models and the kickoff of the 2016 River Valley Builders 305 sprint car series.

Adult general admission is $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $7.

General admission gates open at 4 pm with pits opening at 3 pm.

The track will return on April 9 with $1 Hot Dog Night, when all racing weenies can pick up a hot dog for just $1 throughout the night.

Racing action will feature the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, Aumiller’s Insurance super late models, Gray’s Auto and Towing 355 econo – late models and the season debut of the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.

The biggest sprint car show of the early season will take place on April 23 when Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars invade to contest the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic, paying $5,000 to win in honor of the all-time oval great.

April 23 will also kickoff the inaugural Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways Dirt Late Model Challenge Series with the super late models vying for $2,000 to win.

An afternoon internet radio broadcast, car show and driver meet and greet is slated for noon to 3 pm on April 23 at The Red Zone Sports Bar & Grill located along Rt. 35 in Mifflintown on April 23.

More details on the special race and afternoon at The Red Zone will be forthcoming.   

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Williams Grove Hosts First Yellow Breeches 500 Series Sprint Race Friday

358 sprints to debut April 1as well

3/27/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host the first race in the 2016 Yellow Breeches 500 series for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints coming up this Friday night, April 1 at 8 pm.

Also on the racing program will be the first race of the season for the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars.

Full programs of heat races and features going 25 laps in distance for the 410 sprints and 20 laps for the 358 sprints are slated.

Adult general admission for the show is $14 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 ticket sales this week will be donated to the Autism Society of Harrisburg.

The society will be promoting their upcoming Logan’s Run slated for April 16 on Harrisburg city island.   

The Yellow Breeches 500 series is comprised of a group of sprint car races paying a hefty $500 to start in what will be 25-lap main events lined up using the normal handicapping procedure.   There will be no time trials.

Several more of the 500 series races are slated throughout the season.

Williams Grove Speedway returns on April 8 with the 410 sprints and the first race of the season for the super sportsman at the oval.

A blood drive benefiting the Central Pa blook bank will be held during the racing program.

Another Yellow Breeches 500 event will take place on April 15 along with action for the PASS IMCA 305 sprint cars.   

Williams Grove will present the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial for 410 sprints along with street stock racing on April 22.

The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial will be the first race in the 2016 Hoosier Diamond Series.

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May 9
1. Alan Krimes 2505
2. Brian Montieth 2470
3. G. McIntyre Jr. 2455
4. Jim Siegel 2455
5. Austin Hogue 2445
6. Adam Wilt 2445
7. Danny Dietrich 2445
8. Freddie Rahmer 2405
9. Billy Dietrich 2375
10. Cory Haas 2350
358 sprints
May 9
1. Adrian Shaffer 1650
2. Jeff Rohrbaugh 1610
3. Chandler Leiby 1595
4. Matt Campbell 1590
5. Doug Hammaker 1555
6. Chris Arnold 1530
7. Matt Findley 1505
8. Cody Fletcher 1500
9. Ashley Cappetta 1430
10. Brent Shearer 1385
 

  Williams Grove

410s

May 21
1. Danny Dietrich 1620
2  Greg Hodnett 1570
3. Doug Esh 1540
4. Brian Montieth 1460
5. Cory Haas 1250
6. Brent Marks 1205
7. Freddie Rahmer 1190
8. Lucas Wolfe 1160
9. Alan Krimes 1115
10. Pat Cannon 1115

358 sprint cars

FINAL

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

April 23
1. Russ Mitten 890
2. Gregg Foster 860
3. Rich Eichelberger 850
4. Scott Geesey 830
5. Scott Dellinger 740
6. Tony Jackson 650
7. Chad Criswell 600
8. Mike Enders 560
8. Jay Fannasy 560
10. Timmie Barrick 560

 

Port Royal

May 7
1. Doug Esh2400
2. Mike Wagner 2365
3. Ryan Taylor 2360
4. Dylan Cisney 2350
5. Greg Hodnett  2330
6. Brock Zearfoss 2195
7. Wayne Dadetto 2090
8. Curt Stroup 2060
9. S. Buckwalter 2040
10. Kody Lehman 2010
 

Selinsgrove
360s

 April 15

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

 

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