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April 26 Port All Star Weikert Memorial Offers $34,000 Purse And Plenty More

Over $3,000 in contingency cash up for grabs to fast timer, lap leaders, heat winners. NSCHoF awards jackets to winners

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4/13/14

Port Royal –Not only will the April 26 Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal speedway boast a feature purse in excess of $34,000, but it has plenty of contingency cash to go around as well.

Sanctioned by the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints, the 29-lap main event will pay $10,000 to win and $500 just to start.

However each lap of the 29-lapper, the distance in honor of the famed Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 sprint car, will pay $100 to lead courtesy of the Weikert’s family of lap sponsors.

Fast time of the night will receive a minimum of $300 in honor of late Port Royal and Weikert fan Raymond Jacobs.  Jacobs’ son will present the award.

And each heat will pay $50 to win as sponsored by Packers Concessions.

The memorial winner himself, the winning car owner and mechanic will receive certificates for beautifully embroidered National Sprint Car Hall of Fame jackets courtesy of the NSCHoF of which Bob Weikert was an inductee.

Run in honor of late hall of fame sprint car owner, the Weikert Memorial is one of the shining lights of both the Port Royal and All Stars seasons.  

The 2014 race was taken by Doug Esh of Lancaster who totaled up some $12,200 for his night of effort.

Esh’s run to the win was far from easy, needing first to pass a pair of previous race leaders, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, Calif., and Tim Shaffer of Aliquippa, before he got control for the victory.

Driving a replica Weikert No. 29 sprint car, Logan Schuchart set a new one-lap track record in last year’s event.

The Weikert Memorial Port Royal All Star invasion promises to be and in fact will be one of the richest events the circuit offers throughout its 2014 campaign.

The All Stars return to Port Royal Speedway again in early September for the two-day, 47th annual Tuscarora 50 races as part of the Juniata County Fair. 

General admission gates for the 2014 All Star Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will open at 4 pm on April 26 with racing slated for 7 pm.

Adult general admission will be just $22 with youth ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $5.   

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Big Money Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic For Sprints This Week At Williams Grove

Memorial event now pays $7,500 to win with purse of over $30,000 up for grabs

4/13/14

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Mechanicsburg – The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will compete in their first big event of the season at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday, April 18 at 7:30 pm when the 2014 Diamond Series kicks off with the running of the high-dollar Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic.

Fireworks celebrating the oval’s 75th season of existence will also be on the card along with racing action featuring the super sportsman.

The prestigious 30-lap Tommy Classic event will pay $7,500 to win out of a total purse of more than $30,000 with time trials setting the heat and feature starting grids.

The winners share has been increased from $6,000 to $7,500 for the Tommy race thanks to a generous sponsor and historian from the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing who intends the contribution to honor Hinnershitz, the man who won the first auto race at the track in 1939 during this 75th anniversary season at Williams Grove.

Formerly known as the Early Bird Championship, The Tommy Spring Classic took its name in 2007, now run in honor of the winner of the first ever motor racing main event at Williams Grove Speedway back in 1939.

An eventual Hall of Fame driver, Hinnershitz of Oley went on to win the track title that year and again in 1949 and 1952.

Winners of the event since taking the Hinnershitz name have been: Craig Keel, 2007; Brian Leppo, 2008; Lance Dewease, 2009; and Layton, 2010, 2012.

The event was lost to rain in 2011 and last season, thus making Layton the reigning Tommy champion.

The Tommy Classic is also the first date of the 2014 Diamond Series at Williams Grove.

Don Kreitz Jr. is the defending series champion over the batch of races that carries its own point standings and season payoff.

Another Diamond Series event comes up the following week, April 25 with the first appearance of the season by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints at Williams Grove Speedway. 

Early Bird Championship Winners
1983            No. 1A Bobby Allen
1984            No. 5W Randy Wolfe
1985            No. 29 Doug Wolfgang
1986            No. 10 Dave Blaney
1987            No. 29 Doug Wolfgang
1988            No. 69 Don Kreitz Jr.
1989            No. 1W Kenny Jacobs
1990            No. 69 Don Kreitz Jr.
1991            No. 23S Frankie Kerr
1992            No. 69 Don Kreitz Jr.
1993            No. 69 Don Kreitz Jr.
1994            No. 69 Don Kreitz Jr.
1995            No. 461 Lance Dewease
1996            No. 461 Lance Dewease
1997            No. 12 Kevin Gobrecht
1998            No. 19 Stevie Smith
1999            No. 11 Kevin Gobrecht
2000            No. 77E Dave Ely
2001            No. 12 Greg Hodnett
2002            No. 12 Greg Hodnett
2003            No. 77 Lance Dewease
2004            No.12 Greg Hodnett

RACE BECOMES THE “SPRING CLASSIC”
2005            No. 88H Fred Rahmer
2006            No. 30 Doug Esh
 
RACE BECOMES THE TOMMY HINNERSHITZ CLASSIC
2007            No. 9 Craig Keel
2008            No. 71 Brian Leppo
2009            No. 30C Lance Dewease
2010            No. 7 Chad Layton
2011            Rain
2012            No. 7 Chad Layton
2013            Rain

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STUTTS HOLDS OFF CHALLENGES FOR ESS 360 SPRINT CAR SEASON OPENER

RINE, MITCH & BISSINGER TAKE STOCK CAR VICTORIES

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – TJ Stutts of Liverpool held off numerous challenges to score the 30-lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) season opener for 360 sprint cars sponsored by Mach 1 Chassis Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Stutts, who has won three of the last four ESS-sanctioned races at Selinsgrove, collected $3,000 for his 18th career victory at the track in 358-360 sprint car competition driving the Mountain View Travel/Mach 1 Chassis No. 23.

Steve Poirier of Quebec was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier over the 26-car field with a lap time of 17.384 seconds.

Defending champion Jeff Rine of Danville wired the field for his 86th career feature win at Selinsgrove in the 25-lap late model season opener.

Brad Mitch of McClure, last year’s leading pro stock feature winner, scored his 10th career victory in the division’s 15-lap main event, while Keith Bissinger of Orangeville returned to the roadrunner class and scored his 41st career victory in the 12-lap feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the first of six races this season sanctioned by the United Racing Company (URC) 360 sprint cars plus late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

The first lap of the 360 sprint car feature produced a few hair-raising moments as polesitter Mike Walter took the lead and fourth-place starter TJ Stutts and sixth-place starter Mark Smith stormed into the second and third positions, respectively. Pat Cannon, who started second, held down the fourth position for most of the event.

The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap four when Brian Carber’s No. 8C sprinter spun in turn two. On the lap five restart, Walter and Stutts see-sawed for the front spot on the first of several occasions during the 30-lap contest, but it was Stutts who came away with the lead using the inside lane off turn four.
 
On a lap six restart, ninth-place starter Derek Locke advanced to fifth behind Stutts, Walter, Smith, and Cannon. On lap eight, the red flag waved when Steve Collins and Ryan Kissinger crashed in turn three. Both drivers walked away without injury.

When the race resumed, a war on wheels unfolded at the front of the pack. By the midway point, the race for the lead heated up between Stutts and Walter while the battle for third also escalated between Smith and Cannon.

Davie Franek, who started 12th, showed a lot of speed in the second half of the race and was racing eighth when his car rolled to a stop on lap 19. On the final restart on lap 22, Smith secured the second position and started to track down Stutts at the front the pack. At the checkered flag, Stutts was victorious by three seconds over Smith, Walter, Cannon, and 10th-place starter Brock Zearfoss.

Jeff Rine drew the pole position for the start the late model main event and powered into the lead at the drop of the green flag. The race was stopped on the first lap for a hard crash on the backstretch involving Chad Davis, Eric Hons, Dave Brouse Sr., and Chad Hollenbeck, whose car flipped upside down. All drivers escaped injury.

When the race resumed, Rine quickly checked out from the field despite the subsequent restarts. Second-place starter Tony Adams held down the runner up position while fourth-place starter Steve Campbell raced fourth. In the early laps of the race, fifth-place starter Jim Yoder closed in on Campbell in a race for the third spot.

On the eighth circuit, Yoder advanced to third and started to reel in Adams in the race for second. At the halfway point, Rine was leading Adams, Yoder, ninth-place starter Jim Bernheisel, and Campbell. Yoder powered into the runner up position on lap 17 and attempted to catch Rine.

The final caution flag unfurled on lap 18, regrouping the field for a seven-lap shootout. Rine held the field at bay and posted a convincing 4.9-second margin of victory over Yoder, eighth-place starter Bryan Bernheisel, Adams, and J. Bernheisel.

Third-place starter Brad Mitch rocketed into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature. Mitch was followed by last year’s pro stock Rookie of the Year and second-place starter Brandon Moser for the first two laps until Moser’s strong run came to an end on lap three.

Polesitter Peanut Heintzelman inherited the runner-up position with 11th-place starter Kyle Bachman in the third spot for the restart. Bachman took over second on lap five and attempted to reel in Mitch to no avail. At the finish, Mitch took the checkered flag over Bachman. In the post-race inspection, however, Bachman’s and Nathan Long’s cars were disqualified for rev-limiter infractions. Those penalties placed  Heintzelman, Tommy Slanker, Adam Campbell, and Andrew Shoop in the top five spots behind Mitch.

Second-place starter Bob Bussey took the early lead in the roadrunner feature and was chased by fourth-place starter Keith Bissinger for the first four laps. On the fifth circuit, Bissinger made the winning pass by Bussey in the second turn.

Late in the race, polesitter John Fowler Jr. made a charge into second as sixth-place starter Curtis Lawton pulled into the third position. At the finish, Bissinger was victorious by a mere .61 of a second over Fowler, Lawton, Dave Kamp, and Jeremy Kline.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY– 12 April 2014
358/360 Sprint Cars – 26 Entries
30-Lap A-Main:  1)  23 TJ Stutts ($3,000)  2) 1 Mark Smith  3) 49 Mike Walter  4) 3 Pat Cannon  5) 1W Brock Zearfoss  6) 88B Andy Best  7) F5 Mark Bittner  8) 77 Derek Locke  9) 13 Kevin Ward Jr.  10) 7 Ed Aikin  11) 25 Josh Weller  12) 55 Patrick Vigneault  13) 29S Derek Steward  14) 19 Colby Womer DNF  15) 28F Davie Franek DNF  16) 25 Aaron Ott DNF  17)  98 Joe Trenca DNF  18) 8C Brian Carber  19) 29 Jason Shultz DNF  20) 67 Steve Collins DNF  21) 66 Ryan Kissinger DNF  22) 21 Duane Mausteller DNF 23) 28 Steve Poirier DNS  24) 29L Scott Lutz DNS  25)  91 Anthnony Fiore DNS  26) 99K Cody Keller DNS
Heat Winners:  TJ Stutts, Mike Walter, Ed Aikin
Time Trials:  1) 28P Steve Poirier 17.384  2) 25 Aaron Ott 17.409  3) 77 Derek Locke 17.459  4) 1 Mark Smith 17.464  5) 29 Jason Shultz  6) 28F Davie Franek 17.506  7) 23 TJ Stutts 17.520  8) 49 Mike Walter 17.535  9) 7 Ed Aikin 17.557  10) 19 Colby Womer 17.615  11) 13 Kevin Ward Jr. 17.638  12) 3 Pat Cannon 17.638  13) 1W Brock Zearfoss 17.642  14) 88B Andy Best 17.743  15) 67 Steve Collins 17.751  16) 25 Josh Weller 17.800  17) 21 Duane Mausteller 17.802  18) 66 Ryan Kissinsger 17.852  19) 8C Brian Carber 17.922  20) 55 Patrick Vigneault 18.030  21) F5 Mark Bittner 18.094  22) 98 Joe Trenca 18.432  23) 29S Derek Steward 18.584  24) 29L Scott Lutz 19.121  25) 91 Anthony Fiore DNF  26) 99K Cody Keller DNS

Late Models – 20 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine  2) 27 Jim Yoder  3) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  4) 88 Tony Adams  5) 119 Jim Bernheisel  6) 2 Steve Campbell  7) 61 Ken Trevitz  8) 9 Hayes Mattern  9) 7M Meade Hahn  10) 10 Dave Stamm  11) 14 Dave Brouse Sr.  12) 28 Jason Smith DNF  13) 45 Eric Hons DNF  14) 6M Harry Miller DNF  15) 5 Chad Julius DNF  16) 33C Chris Casner DNF  17) 91 Chad Davis DNF  18) 4D Chad Hollenbeck DNF  19) 15 Scott Flickinger DNS  20) 99Z Dave Zona DNS
Heat Winners:  Chad Davis, Tony Adams, Jeff Rine

Pro Stocks – 12 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 10M Brad Mitch  2) 1 Peanut Heintzelman  3) 40 Tommy Slanker  4) 2C Adam Campbell  5) 8S Andrew Shoop  6) 11 Jake Buck  7) 8M Brandon Moser  8) 31 Chris Snyder  9) 28J Jeff Ceballo   10) 32 Tom Hartman DNF 11) 99 Kyle Bachman DQ 12) 63 Nathan Long DQ
Heat Winners:  Tommy Slanker, Brad Mitch

Roadrunners - 12 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 11B Keith Bissinger  2) 02 John Fowler  3) 28 Curtis Lawton  4) 9K Dave Kamp  5) 8K Jeremy Kline  6) 7 Butch Shaffer  7) 31B Brandon Shultz  8) 76 Bob Bussey DNF  9) 22 Ricky Buss  10) 201 Brian Johnson  11) 89 John Schoch DNF  12) F14 Ed Capper DNS
Heat Winners:  Keith Bissinger, Brandon Shultz

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Lafferty, Dickson And Yoder Claim Port Royal Features

Over $1,000 raised for American Cancer Society on Race To Cure Cancer Night

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4/12/14

Port Royal – Rick Lafferty, 410 sprints; Nick Dickson, super late models; and Andrew Yoder, Middleburg; scored the main events on Race To Cure Cancer Night at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday.

During intermission, the speedway presented the American Cancer Society with a check for $682 comprised of contributions from the night’s ticket sales while another $300 was raised from the auction of an autographed five-gallon fuel jug as donated by B and R Farm Equipment.

Along with some other spontaneous donations, nearly $1,100 was totaled up on the night for the ACS chapter of State College.

Lafferty scored his 10th career Aumiller Insurance 410 sprint feature at the track after taking over from Brent Marks on the eighth tour.

Up until that time Marks of Myerstown held convincing sway over the field after starting on the pole for the 25-lap main event.

Marks entered the backmarkers on the sixth lap and it was that traffic that proved to be his undoing.

While setting a fleet pace, he went to the outside of Davey Sammons on the backchute to put him a lap down when the pair collided, resulting in a flip by Sammons and obvious broken rear suspension for Marks.

Lafferty had raced into second on the opening lap after starting third and was the new leader when action resumed.

Invader Lynton Jeffrey chased Lafferty on the restart with Mike Wagner racing third and the field again entered lapped traffic on the 13th tour.

Lafferty was flawless in traffic but took advantage of a final caution flag with nine laps to go to cruise to the victory on open track over the final several circuits.

Jeffrey finished a solid second followed by Wagner, Dave Ely and Curt Michael.

Sixth through 10th went to Chad Layton, 20th starter Greg Hodnett, Mike Erdley, Doug Esh and 22nd starter Danny Holtgraver.

Heats for the 26-car field went to Esh, Curt Stroup and Lafferty.  The consolation went to Blane Heimbach.

Dickson took the Jakes Carts super late model main after wrestling the lead away from Eric Zembower.

Bedford’s Zembower took the lead from the second starting position as Waylon Wagner gave chase.

But Dickson was on the move and drove into third with three laps down.

He had closed in on Zembower by lap eight and after pressuring for the next three laps Dickson got under Zembower off of the fourth corner to take the lead and begin driving away.

Zembower rode home second followed by Andy Haus, who took third with seven laps to go.

Wagner was fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Trent Brenneman, Brett Schadel, Randy Burkholder, Mike Lupfer and Scott Haus.

Heats for the 21-car field went to Dickson, Tim Wilson and Mitch Hack.

The debut of the all-new Gray’s Auto and Towing 355 econo late model class was a good one with a healthy 16 entries.

The 15-lap main event was wired by 19-year old Andrew Yoder of Middleburg who withstood several caution flag restarts.

Tim Krape started fourth in the field and took over second spot with six laps down but was never able to seriously challenge for the win.

Instead, Krape had his hands full with Todd Snook for second before the pair made contact, forcing Snook from the race.

Krape ended up second followed by Bill Henney, Devin Hart and Jared Fulkroad.

Sixth through 10th went to Harold Ranck, Troy Miller, Cody Butterbaugh, Chase Bowsman and Danny Sollers.

Twin heats went to Krape and Yoder

Feature Finishes
4/12/14

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Rick Lafferty, 2. Lynton Jeffrey, 3. Mike Wagner, 4. Dave Ely, 5. Curt Michael, 6. Chad Layton, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Mike Erdley, 9. Doug Esh, 10. Danny Holtgraver, 11. Blane Heimbach, 12. Dylan Cisney, 13. Nate Snyder, 14. Curt Stroup, 15. Trey Starks, 16. Ryan Smith, 17. Joey Hershey, 18. Logan Wagner, 19. Justin Barger, 20. Rodney Westhafer, 21. Ryan Taylor, 22. Dave Hahn, 23. Brent Marks, 24. Davey Sammons. DNQ: Mark Coldren, Jack Thornton

Late models, 20 laps: 1. Nick Dickson. 2. Eric Zembower, 3. Andy Haus, 4. Matt Parks, 5. Waylon Wagner, 6. Trent Brenneman, 7. Brett Schadel, 8. Randy Burkholder, 9. Mike Lupfer, 10. Scott Haus, 11. Tim Smith Jr. 12. Mitch Hack, 13. Patrick Bryner, 14. Tim Fedder, 15. Jeff Miller, 16. Dustin Hoffman, 17. Jason Schmidt. 18. Steve Bailor, 19. Mike Mort, 20. Steve Stitt. DNS: Tim Wilson

355 Econo Late Models, 15 laps: 1. Andrew Yoder, 2. Tim Krape, 3. Bill Henney, 4. Devin Hart, 5. Jared Fulkroad, 6. Harold Ranck, 7. Troy Miller, 8. Cody Butterbaugh, 9. Chase Bowsman, 10. Danny Sollers, 11. Kyle Rapp, 12. Todd Snook, 13. Shaun Miller, 14. Garrett Gray, 15. Ken Beck, 16. Ralph Morgan Jr.

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Super Sportsman
1. Scott Geesey 570
2. Mike Enders 510
3. Russ Mitten 480
4. Chris Meleason 440
5. Steve Fannasy 430
6. Kenny Edkin 360
7. Carmen Perigo Jr. 350
8. Todd Leonard 330
9. Rick Barr 330
10. Steve Wilbur 325

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KRIMES TEAM CHANGES “EVERYTHING BUT THE DRIVER,” WINS LINCOLN 410 SPRINT CAR MAIN

Perigo takes Super Sportsman feature; Knaub class of the field in Precise Racing Products 358 late model event

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 4/12/2014 – He gone! That’s the catch phrase Alan Krimes and his followers use when Alan Krimes starts putting his competitors behind him. And he did it short order in Saturday’s ARCH Night 25-lap 410 sprint car feature.

“I have to thank Dennis Kohler,” said Krimes upon exiting his Midnight Antiques/Conestoga Valley Garage/Krimes Racing Engines #87 in victory lane, “He changed everything but the driver there before the feature, and he must have found something.”

Touché. Krimes started ninth, crossed fifth at the end of the first lap, and passed outside front row started Kevin Nagy for second on lap three. At the time, polesitter Tyler Ross held a 1.16-second lead, which was quickly erased by Krimes over the next three laps.

“I knew starting on the bottom was going to be the key,” said Krimes,” The top was real dirty and it was hard to run up there. I got a real good start and I thought we’d be in pretty good shape. I got up to second there pretty quick. The 92 was going pretty good, and he just slipped in turn four and allowed me to sneak underneath him.”

Krimes caught Ross in turns one and two of the sixth lap, and led until eighth-starting Brian Montieth passed him in lapped traffic exiting turn four of lap 22. Heading into the very next turns, Montieth lost the handle and spun out, handing the lead back over to Krimes. No one was more surprised than Krimes himself.

“We came up on a lapped car running on the bottom, and I made up my mind to go to the top to get around him,” said Krimes, “I almost spun out, and Brian got back by me and I turned and got back underneath him going into one, and the yellow came out. I thought ‘Dang it!’ He had me at the line and they’re going to put him back in front of me. I came back around, and he was sitting there, so we lucked out. He would’ve been tough to get by.”

Robbie Kendall inherited second for the restart, but was never able to challenge Krimes, who crossed 1.34 second in front for his 14th career Lincoln win. In doing so, he became the fourth winner in as many races in 2014.

Danny Dietrich came from tenth starting spot to catch last week’s feature winner Jimmy Siegel for third with a lap to go. Siegel, who started 12th, settled for fourth, with Nagy fifth. Sixth through tenth were hard charger Cory Hass (who started 15th), Glenndon Forsythe, Lance Dewease, Ross, and Adam Wilt.

Heats for the 29 410 sprinters were won by Nagy, Austin Hogue, and Forsythe, with Gerard McIntyre, Jr. winning the consolation.

Carmen Perigo, Jr. dominated the 25-lap super sportsman feature, starting third and leading every lap, to score his fifth career Lincoln win. Defending tour champ Frankie Herr was involved in a multi-car crash in turns three and four of lap three to end his night.

After setting a new 10-lap track record in his heat, Scott Geesey advanced from fifth to second on the first lap and ran there the rest of the way, with Russ Mitten coming from 14th starting spot to finish third. Rounding out the top five were Mike Enders and Rick Barr.

Heats for the 32 Super Sportsman were won by Joey Biasi, Geesey, Perigo, and Chad Trout, with Rich Eichelberger winning the consolation. Geesey’s 10-lap track record was 2 minutes, 31.44 seconds.

Dover’s Gene Knaub drove away from the field to score his 15th career win in the 20-lap Precise Racing Products 358 late model feature. Knaub started fourth and took the lead from polesitter Travis Mease on lap four. He led the rest of the way, with outside front row starter Tyler Horst crossing second. Third through fifth were hard charger Kyle Lear (who started ninth), Mease, and Alan Sagi.

Heats for the 19 358 Late Models were won by Knaub and Bobby Beard, who dropped from the field while running third in the feature.

Next Saturday, April 19, it’ll be JOHN H. MYERS & SON BUILDING & REMODELING SUPPLIES NIGHT, featuring a spring championship event paying for $4,000 to win the 410 sprint car feature, plus 358 Sprints and Street Stocks. Gates open at 5 p.m., with racing to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
410 SPRINTS Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($3,300); 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 45-Kevin Nagy; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 14-Lance Dewease; 9. 92-Tyler Ross; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 52-Austin Hogue; 12. 99M-Kyle Moody; 13. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 14. 69-Shane Hoff; 15. 56-Tim Wagaman; 16. 12-Mike Bittinger; 17. 35-Steve Owings; 18. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 19. 75-Nicole Bower; 20. 21-Brian Montieth; 21. 21T-Scott Fisher; 22. 21A-Will Rose; 23. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 24. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Tyler Ross (1-5), Alan Krimes (6-21), Brian Montieth (22), Alan Krimes (23-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 45-Kevin Nagy; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 21A-Will Rose; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 85-Nathan Berwager. Time – 2:24.519

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 92-Tyler Ross; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 75-Nicole Bower; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 2-Mike Thomas; DNS – 49-Bradley Howard. No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 14-Lance Dewease; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 56-Tim Wagaman; 7. 29-Ryan Wilson; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 9. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF). Time – 2:25.385

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 75-Nicole Bower; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 29-Ryan Wilson; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 88-Brandon R4ahmer; 8. 85-Nathan Berwager; 9. 22T-Matt Boland; 10. 2-Mike Thomas; DNS – 49-Bradley Howard. No Time

358 Late Models Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 1-Gene Knaub; 2. 14-Tyler Horst; 3. 151-Kyle Lear; 4. 116-Travis Mease; 5. 112-Alan Sagi; 6. 4-John Moser, Jr.; 7. 7-Pat Beard; 8. 4S-Danny Snyder; 9. 14B-Brad Shank; 10. 51-Barry Lear; 11. 21-Troy Swindell; 12. 44-Jimmy Jesmer, Jr.; 13. 121-Larry Neiderer; 14. 19-Drew Weisser; 15. 9-Matt Adams; 16. 5-Bobby Beard (DNF); 17. Nine-Cam Zeigler (DNF); 18. 22-Chase Billet (DNF); 19. 5M-Jake Moser (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Travis Mease (1-3), Gene Knaub (4-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 1-Gene Knaub; 2. 14-Tyler Horst; 3. 7-Pat Beard; 4. 4-John Moser, Jr.; 5. 151-Kyle Lear; 6. 51-Barry Lear; 7. 121-Larry Neiderer; 8. Nine-Cam Zeigler (DNF); 9. 9-Matt Adams (DNF); DNS – 22-Chase Billet. No Time

2nd Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 5-Bobby Beard; 2. 116-Travis Mease; 3. 4S-Danny Snyder; 4. 112-Alan Sagi; 5. 44-Jimmy Jesmer, Jr.; 6. 19-Drew Weisser; 7. 14B-Brad Shank (DNF); 8. 21A-Troy Swindell (DNF); DNS – 5M-Jake Moser. No Time

Super Sportsman Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 93-carmen Perigo, Jr.; 2. 33-Scott Geesey; 3. 77-Russ Mitten; 4. 3B-Mike Enders; 5. 00-Rick Barr; 6. 11-Steve Fannasy; 7. 45-Dave Socks; 8. 318-Chris Meleason; 9. 17-Steve Wilbur; 10. B1-Joey Biasi; 11. 75-Kenny Edkin; 12. 7-Todd Leonard; 13. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 14. 77W-Tom Wykoff; 15. 99C-Chad Smith; 16. 7C-Chad Trout (DNF); 17. 22-Jaremi Hansen (DNF); 18. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF); 19. 99-Frankie Herr (DNF); 20. 99G-Scott Grace (DNF); 21. 222-Jay Fannasy (DNF); 22. 64-Stan Wanner (DNF); 23. 29W-Adam Wray (DNF);24. 8-Rich Eichelberger (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Carmen Perigo, Jr. (1-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. B1-Joey Biasi; 2. 7-Todd Leonard; 3. 11-Steve Fannasy; 4. 99G-Scott Grace; 5. 222-Jay Fannasy; 6. 20W-Davey Walsh; 7. 32-Gregg Foster; 8. 83-Cody Fairchok (DNF). Time – 2:38.90

2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 33-Scott Geesey; 2. 99-Frankie Herr; 3. 3B-Mike Enders; 4. 77-Russ Mitten; 5. 30-Scott Dellinger; 6. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 7. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 8. 29-Duaine Smith. Time – 2:31.44 (New 10-Lap Track record, old record was 2:35.56 by Scott Dellinger on 9/14/2013)

3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 2. 00-Rick Barr; 3. 45-Dave Socks; 4. 318-Chris Meleason; 5. 77W-Tom Wykoff; 6. 91-Lanny Hake; 7. 55-Chad Criswell (DNF); 8. 17-Steve Wilbur (DNF). No Time

4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1.7C-Chad Trout; 2. 22-Jaremi Hanson; 3. 29W-Adam Wray; 4. 64-Stan Wanner; 5. 99C-Chad Smith; 6. 2-Ken Keyton; 7. 75-Kenny Edkin; DNS- 18-Dave Conrad, Jr. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 2. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 3. 32-Gregg Foster; 4. 75-Kenny Edkin; 5. 17-Steve Wilbur; 6. 83-Cody Fairchok; 7. 91-Lanny Hake; 8. 18-Dave Conrad, Jr.; DNS – 20W-Davey Walsh, 29-Duaine Smith, 2-Ken Keyton, 55C-Chad Criswell. Time – 2:47.13

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Williams Grove Rain Out

Williams Grove Speedway cancelled its April 11 racing program due to rain.  Next week, April 18 at 7:30 pm, the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic for sprint cars will be presented.

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Port Royal Big $ All Star Bob Weikert Memorial Is Three Weeks, April 26

All Stars event again pays $10,000 to win, $500 to start out of $34,000 purse!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/7/14

Port Royal – The 2014 Bob Weikert Memorial sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints at Port Royal Speedway on April 26 will be the richest, most lucrative event for sprint cars contested to date in the east.

The Bob Weikert Memorial will again pay $10,000 to win this season out of a total purse of over $34,000 that also pays a hefty $500 just to start.

In addition, over $3,000 in contingency cash will be distributed via lap money, fast time award and more. 

Run in honor of late hall of fame sprint car owner Bob Weikert, the Weikert Memorial is one of the shining lights of both the Port Royal and All Stars seasons.  

The 2014 race was taken by Doug Esh of Lancaster who totaled up some $12,200 for his night of effort.

Esh’s run to the win was far from easy, needing first to pass a pair of previous race leaders, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, Calif., and Tim Shaffer of Aliquippa, before he got control for the victory.

Driving a replica Weikert No. 29 sprint car, Logan Schuchart set a new one-lap track record in last year’s event.

Again this year, each lap of the 30-lap Weikert feature will pay $100 to lead.  Fast time will be worth at least $300.

The Weikert Memorial Port Royal All Star invasion promises to be and in fact will be one of the richest events the circuit offers throughout its 2014 campaign.

The All Stars return to Port Royal Speedway again in early September for the two-day, 47th annual Tuscarora 50 races as part of the Juniata County Fair. 

General admission gates for the 2014 All Star Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will open at 4 pm on April 26 with racing slated for 7 pm.

Adult general admission will be just $22 with youth ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $5.   

More news about the 2014 installment of the prestigious Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway is in the offing as details become confirmed. 

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Lincoln Speedway
410 points

1. Danny Dietrich 935
2. Brian Montieth 920
3. JJ Grasso 900
4. Alan Krimes 890
5. Cory Haas 870
6. Shane Hoff 855
7. Robbie Kendall 845
8. Scott Fisher 790
9. Billy Dietrich 780
10. Kyle Moody 760

358 sprint car points
1. Kevin Nouse 690
2. Niki Young 685
3. Chase Dietz 665
4. Duane Watson 655
5. Brie Hershey 640
6. Matt Campbell 635
7. Zach Euculano 615
8. Mark Strickler 600
9. Rick Horn 580
9. Ashley Cappetta 580

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RECORD-BREAKING NIGHT AT LINCOLN

Ryan Wilson & Kevin Nouse Celebrate Track Prep Man Fred Putney’s Birthday with Records

Abbottstown, PA - 4/7/2014 – Saturday night April 5th Master Track preparer Fred Putney celebrated his 61st birthday by giving the drivers and teams a dream track that saw not one, but two 10-lap track records broken.

In the 410 Sprints, Ryan Wilson ran the fastest 10 laps in Lincoln Speedway history in two minutes 9.444 seconds in the first heat. That not only broke only the current weight-rule record of two minutes 12.817 seconds set by Brent Marks last year on 3/2/2013, but broke the pre-weight rule record of two minutes 12.905 seconds held by Brian Leppo from 3/14/2009.

And then in the 358 Sprints, Kevin Nouse set the tone early on his feature-winning night by recording the fastest 10 laps in 358 Sprint history in 2 minutes 19.97 seconds to break Mark Smith’s two minute 23.41 second record from 6/22/2013.

It was a big night for all, especially for the fans as they saw:

Ryan Wilson record the fastest 10 laps in Lincoln Speedway history in 410 Sprints.
Jim Siegel pick up his 10th career win at the Pigeon Hills oval and became the third different winner in three events this season.
Kevin Nouse record the fastest 10 laps in 358 Sprint history.
Kevin Nouse pick up his third career Lincoln win and became the second different winner in two events.
Scott Jorda claimed his first career win in the 20-lap All-American Outlaw feature.
And Master Track preparer Fred Putney celebrated his 61st birthday by giving the fans a track to produce all of the above.

It was a great night for all with many more to come in 2014. This Saturday, April 12th, it’ll be ARCH NIGHT in the Pigeon Hills, featuring the 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and 358 Late Models. As part of ARCH’s “Cars and Guitars Tour,” the rock band “Seventh Tower” will perform in a special concert in the infield from 5-5:45 PM. Gates will open at 5 PM, with the first green flag scheduled for 7 PM.

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25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THUNDER ON THE HILL TO OPEN AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SUNDAY, MAY 25

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will hit a milestone twenty-fifth anniversary season at the Grandview Speedway in 2014.

One-hundred and nine Thunder events have been presented since the series opened in August of 1990, paying out in excess of $3,658,950 in prize money to the competitors.

Through the years, Thunder on the Hill has continued to evolve to be far more than just a single division 410 sprint car event like that  inaugural race.   Bringing new and different events to the “hill” has been the signature trademark of the series and in many cases, bringing those different divisions tonight on the same night.  Sunday, May 25 is just that night, with the merging of five different divisions to present seven feature events in one night of racing. 

In appreciation to the great fans of Thunder on the Hill, the adult general admission price will be just $20 for the Lucky 7 features only event on Sunday night, May 25.

On the program will be a pair of 358 Modified features, two URC feature events and single features for the ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legend cars with the first of seven features taking the green flag at 7:30 PM.

With a minimum of twenty- cars starting each feature, more than one-hundred race cars will take part in the Lucky 7 features only program.

In the event of rain, Monday, May 26 will be the rain date and carry a 6 PM starting time.  Some additional fan fun activities are being planned and will be announced shortly.

The Thunder Series will also present the  8th Annual Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars in the Eastern Storm.

The Thunder Series and Grandview Speedway were the leaders in bringing USAC back east and the Eastern Storm Series continues to grow with the action-packed show.   Tuesday night, June 3 is the night the Eastern Storm returns to the hill and the Modern Day Cowboy, Daron Clayton will be returning in 2014 after his “on the edge wall banging” victory  ride in 2013.  

$6,000 will go to the winner of the 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic event and sharing this card will be the non-wing ARDC Midgets.   Race time is set for 7:30 PM.

Always a  fan favorite event at Grandview is the  return of the 410 sprints, after all, it was the 410 sprints that brought a start to Thunder on the Hill in August of 1990.  

Tuesday night, July 1  the Pennsylvania Posse 410 Sprints challenge the “hill” in the Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series joined by the ROC Modifieds.   Race time is set for 7:30 PM and four time defending Thunder Series Sprint Champion Greg Hodnett is anxious to chase down another Thunder Victory.

On Tuesday night, July 30 the 410 Sprints will be on the program, this time joining the 17th Annual Traffic JAM for Modifieds sanctioned by ROC.

The Traffic Jam is rich in history with some of the all-time greats in modified racing winning this event.

In 2013, Duane Howard won his first Traffic Jam  with Danny Johnson taking the victory in 2012.  Other winners include Jeff Strunk 2011, Craig VonDohren 2010,  Brett Hearn   1998, 2002, 2007, 2009 ,  Billy Decker  2003, 2008, Alan Johnson  2006,  Tim Fuller 2005,  Tim McCreadie  2001, 2004, Frank Cozze 2000 and  Jimmy Horton taking the win in  1999.

The Thunder season finale will take place on Saturday night, October 18 with  the House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s joined by the Blast from the Past Vintage cars and the Monster Smash Demolition Derby all getting underway at 6 PM.  In the event of rain, Sunday, October 19 will be the rain date and carry a 4 PM starting time.

The one lap track records are also on the line in 2014.    

In a 410 sprint, Jeff Shepard driving the ZEMCO sprinter  turned the one-third mile with a time of 11.443 established on May 21, 2008.   For the USAC Non-Wing sprint cars Kevin Thomas has quick time of 13.360 set on June 5, 2012 and in the Modifieds, Billy Decker holds the one lap quick time of 14.349 set on July 16, 2008.
In the twenty-four previous seasons of Thunder on the Hill, one-hundred and nine events were presented paying out in excess of $3,658,950 in prize money.   NAPA Auto Parts will be returning as the series sponsors joined by GALCO Business Communications and Lee Myles Transmission all part of a big season long 25th Anniversary celebration.
 
Grandview Speedway
Route 100
Ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
GPS Users:  43 Passmore Road  Bechtelsville, PA  19505
Speedway Phone:   610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Information:   443 513 4456
Websites:  www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TOTHRacing
 
2014 Thunder Series Race Dates:
Sunday, May 25    7:30 PM       Lucky 7 Grandview Thunder 7-25 lap features in one night.  2-358 Modified 2 URC Sprint, Plus ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends. 
Rain Date Monday, May 26   6 PM

Tuesday, June 3    7:30 PM      Jesse Hockett Classic USAC National Non-Wing Sprint Tour & ARDC Midgets

Tuesday, July 1     7:30 PM     410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series Plus ROC Modifieds

Tuesday, July 29   7:30 PM      17th Annual Traffic JAM ROC Modifieds & 410 Sprints

Saturday, Oct 18       6 PM     House of Thunder Halloween Party- - Features Only  Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars.  

Rain Date:  Sunday, October 19   4 PM

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Port Royal Race To Cure Cancer This Week, Easter Night April 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/6/14

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present Race To Cure Cancer Night this Saturday, April 12 at 6 pm.

On the racing card will be the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, the Jakes Golf Carts super late models and the Gray’s Auto and Towing 355-econo late models.

The econos will make their debut as a new division this season, replacing the pro stocks of years gone by.

General admission gates will open at 4 pm with adult general admission set at just $15 and youth ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $5.

Fifty-cents of every general admission ticket sold for the event will be given to the State College chapter of the American Cancer Society.

A special auction of a pink five-gallon fuel container donated by B and R Farm Equipment of Beavertown and Milroy will be held during the night in front of the grandstand.

The canister will carry the signatures of numerous drivers from the Port Royal pit area.

The 2014 season got started in rip-roaring fashion on April 5 when Blane Heimbach won out in a duel with Chad Layton to claim the opening day sprint main while Tim Wilson battled door to door through the final corners to overtake Brett Schadel for the late model victory.

April 19 at 6 pm will be Kids Easter Night at the speedway with free chocolate rabbits going to the first 200 youth entering the grandstand.

An Easter Egg scramble will be held in the infield just after warm-ups.  And the Easter Bunny himself will be in attendance.

Racing will include the 410 sprints, late models and 305 sprints.

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Williams Grove Sprint Double This Week, Tommy Classic Is April 18

4/6/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints and the Tool Shed of America 358 sprints return to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 pm as racing season gets into full swing in mid-April.

The open wheel double will get underway at 7:30 pm.

Adrian Shaffer won the first 358 sprint main of the year in the season opener on March 28 while Gerard McIntyre Jr. took the 410 lidlifter.  

Just one week after the April 11 program, the Spring Classic Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial for the 410 sprints will be staged on April 18 as the first date of the 2014 Diamond Series at Williams Grove.

The prestigious 30-lap event will pay $6,000 to win out of a total purse of nearly $30,000 with time trials setting the heat and feature starting grids.

The super sportsman will also be on the Tommy card along with fireworks.

The first appearance of the season at Williams Grove by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints is lined up for April 25.

The Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Series races begin on April 26 with the Super Sportsman, 358 late models and street stocks on the program at 6:30 pm.

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Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series Admission remains At Five Dollars

Williams Grove Speedway management will retain the five-dollar admission for the 2014 Saturday Night Series.  The ticket price will continue to be the lowest in local racing.

Speedway owner Kathy Hughes established the five-dollar admission several years ago.  Hughes is marketing the Saturday night racing towards families that are seeking a night of entertainment.

The Saturday Night Series attendance is increasing, thanks to the low-ticket price.  Hughes also established a three-division show featuring the Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman, Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models, and the Aquafun Pools Street Stocks.

Williams Grove Speedway offers families a first-class facility.  The front and back stretch have high-rise grandstands that allow families a safe, modern place to watch the races.  For those with active children there is the infield area, allowing children to run, toss a football while enjoying an evening of racing.

Several of the family-fun activities will return in 2014.  The Meet and Greet will be back allowing young fans to meet the drivers and see the racecars.  Meet the Young Fans, held at intermission, will be back; a program that interviews the children.  Several other new programs are in the works.

Williams Grove Speedway is celebrating 75 years of racing.  The Saturday Night Series is proud to be a part of this historic year.

The Saturday Night Series will begin racing on Saturday, April 26.  Racing action begins at 6:30.

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Heimbach And Wilson Score Hot Port Royal Wins In Cold Opener

Tyler Bear wires in 305 sprints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/5/14

Port Royal – The air might have been cold but the racing action was hot at the Port Royal Speedway season opener on Saturday night as both the sprint car and late model mains dished out exciting battles for the lidlifter victories with Blane Heimbach scoring in sprints and Tim Wilson scoring in late models.

In the River Valley Builders 305 sprint main, Tyler Bear wired the field for a 20-lap victory.

The Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprint main found Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA.,  and Harrisburg’s Chad Layton on the front row with Heimbach lining up fourth for the start.

Layton jumped out to the lead immediately when the race got underway with Heimbach moving into third behind Starks.

Cautions regrouped the field on the first and third laps before a longer green flag run took the field up to the seventh circuit with Heimbach moving by Starks for the runner up spot on the restart.

And by the time the yellow flag again appeared with seven laps down, Heimbach had begun challenging Layton for control.

Mike Erdley lined up third for the restart but was unable to challenge for the lead as this race was to be decided between Layton and Heimbach.

The pair ran closely together for the next few laps, changing lanes at will in each corner as each driver tried to outfox the other and come away with firm control.

Heimbach finally got the run he needed with nine away to drive into control and immediately begin pulling away before entering traffic with 11 laps to go in the 25 tour main event.

The mid stages of the race was all Heimbach as Layton tried to just keep him in sight but after the five lap sign had been displayed Layton began reeling in the pacesetter.

And with two laps to go it appeared the finish would be close as Layton consistently gained valuable ground each time the pair raced off of the second corner.

Going down the backchute for the final time, Layton was close enough to try a last corner swoop around the top to try and come up with the victory however he came up short at the line and instead finished a challenging second.

Heimbach’s $3,300 win was the ninth of his Port Royal career, tying him with Jan Opperman and Rick Lafferty on the all time win list.

Erdley rode home third followed by a close race for fourth that saw 12th starter Brent Marks secure the spot with 15th starter Greg Hodnett coming home fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Justin Barger, 18th starter Nate Snyder, Trey Starks, Steve Buckwalter and Mike Wagner.

Heats for the 25-car field went to Buckwalter, Heimbach and Erdley.

Andy Haus started on the pole of the Jakes Golf Carts late model main and led the first three circuits before fourth starter Brett Schadel took control.

Tim Wilson started second in the field and although he was passed by Schadel early, he refused to fall off the pace and once able to heat up his tires he began pressuring for the win.

He got by Haus for second with nine laps to go and quickly closed in on leader Schadel.

The leader entered the rear of the field on the 12th tour and was a comfortable distance out in front when a caution regrouped the field with four laps to go.

And that started a string of three yellow flags on consecutive laps that allowed Wilson to work on Schadel for the win.

Wilson drew alongside Schadel and sometimes nosed ahead in the corners during the final two miles only to see Schadel lead at the stripe.

But as the pair headed for the final corners, Wilson set up for a final attempt at the lead entering the third corner and he made good on the effort by bolting underneath Schadel deep in the third turn to steal the victory by .142 seconds at the finish.

Haus was third with Matt Parks fourth and Scott Haus in fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Jim Yoder, Mike Lupfer, Chad Hollenbeck, Bryan Bernheisel and Mitch Hack.

Heats for the 23-car field went to Hollenbeck, Parks and Schadel.

Bear started second in the 20-lap 305 sprint main and led the entire distance for the victory that was the fifth of his career at the oval.

Kody Lehman moved into second at the start and finished there with fifth starter Alex Schanz pulling off third at the finish after battling for a top five with Jeff Miller and Nathan Gramley.

Miller settled for fourth with Gramley taking fifth at the finish.

Heats for the 26-car field went to Jason Bergstresser, Bear and Erin Statler.

Bergstresser was running in the top three for a good portion of the race before dropping out with eight laps to go.

Feature Finishes
4/5/14
410 sprints, 25 laps:
1. Blane Heimbach, 2. Chad Layton, 3. Mike Erdley, 4. Brent Marks, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Justin Barger, 7. Nate Snyder, 8. Trey Starks, 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. Mike Wagner, 11. Curt Stroup, 12. Dylan Cisney, 13. Rodney Westhafer, 14. Doug Esh, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Davey Sammons, 17. Joey Hershey, 18. Brock Zearfoss, 19. Mark Coldren, 20. Jim Shuster, 21. Logan Wagner, 22. Aaron Ott, 23. Robbie Stillwaggon, 24. Ryan Taylor, 25. Ryan Smith

Late models, 20 laps: 1. Tim Wilson, 2. Brett Schadel, 3. Andy Haus, 4. Matt Parks, 5. Scott Haus, 6. Jim Yoder, 7. Mike Lupfer, 8. Chad Hollenbeck, 9. Bryan Bernheisel, 10. Mitch Hack. 11. Trent Brenneman, 12. Harold Ranck, 13. Waylon Wagner, 14. Dustin Hoffman, 15. Tim Smith Jr. 16. Mike Mort, 17. Dave Brouse Sr., 18. Jason Schmidt, 19. Jim Bernheisel, 20. Austin Berry, 21. Eric Zembower, 22. Tim Fedder, 23. Denny Fenton

305 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Tyler Bear, 2. Kody Lehman, 3. Alex Schanz, 4. Jeff Miller, 5. Nathan Gramley, 6. Zach Newlin, 7. John Braim, 8. Brandon Hetrick, 9. Erin Statler, 10. Mark Watkins, 11. Jake Waters, 12. Anthon Fiore, 13. Scott Ellerman, 14. Wayne Dadetto, 15. Ken Duke, 16. Clair Wintermyer, 17. Steve Kennawell, 18. James Pride, 19. Cory Thornton, 20. Jason Bergstresser, 21. Erick Parker, 22. Lance Newlin, 23. Jonathan Wanehalk, 24. Tyler Reeser, 25. Jim Kennedy

DNS: Mike Wagner II.

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Super Sportsman
Susquehanna Speedway Park 4/5/14
Feature
: 1) 33 Scott Geesey 2) 3B Mike Enders 3) 30 Scott Dellinger 4) 318 Chris Meleason 5) 77 Russ Mitten 6) 55c Chad Criswell 7) 11 Steve Fannasy 8) 222 Jay Fannasy 9) 75 Kenny Edkin 10) 18 Dave Conrad Jr. 11) 7 Todd Leonard. Spots 12 - 24 DNF 12) 7c Chad Trout 13) 99 Frankie Herr 14) 64 Stan Wanner 15) 9K Steve Wilbur 16) 32 Gregg Foster 17) 43 Doug Dodson 18) 17J Tony Jackson 19) 25 Bobby Hockenberry 20) 22 Jaremi Hanson 21) 00 Rick Barr 22) 29 Duaine Smith 23) 99G Scott Grace 24) 77w Tom Wyckoff

DNQ: 8 Rich Eichelberger, 83 Cody Fairchok, 99c Chad Smith, 93 Carmen Perigo Jr., 20w Davey Walsh, 45 Dave Socks, 5 Dave Berkheimer, 91 Lanny Hake

Lap Leaders: 33 Geesey ( 1 - 12, 17 - 21, 25 ) 99 Herr ( 13 - 16 ) 7c Trout ( 22- 24 )

Points
1. Scott Geesey 300
2. Mike Enders 270
3. Scott Dellinger 250
4. Chris Meleason 240
5. Russ Mitten 230
6. Chad Criswell 220
7. Steve Fannasy 210
8. Jay Fannasy 200
9. Kenny Edkin 190
10. Dave Conrad Jr. 180

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SIEGEL CLAIMS CAREER TENTH IN LINCOLN “410” SPRINT FEATURE

Nouse comes from seventh to win “358” main

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 4/5/2014 –New Oxford’s Jim Siegel started on the pole and led them all in picking up his tenth career Lincoln win in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature Saturday night.

“The track was super-fast and hard to pass on tonight, said Siegel upon exiting his Mason-Dixon Vault Company #59 in victory lane, “It was a good night to have a little luck and draw a good number for the heat race. Of course, we’ve had bad luck all year and started up front. That was definitely the difference. There wasn’t much passing.”

Actually, there was, but Siegel never saw it.

Cory Haas came from seventh starting spot to actually challenge Siegel in lapped traffic after passing outside front row starter Tim Wagaman on the 17th lap. And third-place finisher Brian Montieth lived on the edge all night and came from 18th starting spot.

“I don’t know where Cory started. I thought I heard him a couple times, I wasn’t really sure,” said Siegel after becoming the third different winner in as many races in the Pigeon Hills this season, “I was trying to take my time with lapped cars, because we tore this thing up on opening day and I don’t want to go through that again. This is the only car we have.”

The last 16 laps went non-stop, with the leaders dicing through the field.

“I knew they (lapped cars) were holding me up, so I thought ‘It’s time to sit up in the seat and go.’ The car was a lot faster than what I was pushing it, but when the track’s like this and there’s not much passing, you have to just make it wide and go as fast as you need to, and that’s what I tried to do.”

Wagaman hung on for fourth, with 15th-starting Danny Dietrich coming home fifth. Sixth through tenth were Steve Owings, Robbie Kendall, Glenndon Forsythe, Mike Bittinger, and 21st-starting Billy Dietrich.

When asked about the early-race challenges of rookie 410 racer Tim Wagaman, Siegel pointed out the abundance of young talent now racing weekly at Lincoln.

“There’s a lot of new faces this year, and it’s going to make it tough until you learn everyone’s tendencies,” said Siegel, “There are a lot of talented young guys out here, and it’s going to be tough here by the end of the year.”

Heats for the 29 410 sprinters were won by Ryan Wilson, Derek Sell, and Siegel, with Freddie Rahmer winning the consolation.

Mechanicsburg’s Kevin Nouse prevailed in a late-race battle with Chase Dietz to score the win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Nouse started seventh and grabbed the runner-up spot from polesitter and early-race leader Tyler Esh on lap 10. From there, he tracked down fourth-starting Dietz, who had taken the lead from Esh on lap five.

Nouse was on Dietz’s back bumper as the two navigated through lapped traffic with two laps to go. That’s when disaster nearly struck for both leaders, with Dietz getting crossed up by a lapped car in turn four and both cars bouncing off each other exiting the turn. Nouse nipped Dietz at the line with the white flag waving, and held on for his third career Lincoln win.

Dietz settled for second, with opening day winner Niki Young coming from eighth to cross third. Competing the top five were Esh and Matt Campbell. Rounding out the top ten were Duane Watson, Zach Eucalano, Brie Hershey, Chandler Leiby, and Jay Galloway.

Heats for the 19 358 sprinters were won by Watson and Nouse.

Next Saturday, April 12th, it’ll be ARCH NIGHT in the Pigeon Hills, featuring the 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and 358 Late Models. As part of ARCH’s “Cars and Guitars Tour,” the rock band “Seventh Tower” will perform in a special concert in the infield from 5:00-5:45 p.m. Gates open at 5:00, with the first green flag scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA

410 SPRINTS Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel ($3,200); 2. 11C-Cory Haas; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 56-Tim Wagaman; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 12-Mike Bittinger; 10. 8-Billy Dietrich; 11. 45-Kevin Nagy; 12. 21T-Scott Fisher; 13. 69-Shane Hoff; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 15. 85-Nathan Berwager; 16. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt; 17. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 18. 14-Lance Dewease (DNF); 19. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF);20. 20S-Derek Sell (DNF); 21. 37-JJ Grasso (DNF); 22. 21A-Will Rose (DNF);23. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF); DNS – 92-Tyler Ross. No Time

Lap Leaders – Jim Siegel (1-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 29-Ryan Wilson; 2. 56-Tim Wagaman; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 14-Lance Dewease; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 91-David Quackenbush; 9. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt (DNF); 99M-Kyle Moody (DNF). Time – 2:09.444 (New 10-Lap Track record – Old record was 2:12.817 by Brent Marks on 3/2/2013)

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 20S-Derek Sell; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 37-JJ Grasso; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 21A-Will Rose; 6. 92-Tyler Ross; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 49-Bradley Howard; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer. Time – 2:13.199

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 45-Kevin Nagy; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 21-Brian Montieth; 7. 69-Shane Hoff; 8. 85-Nathan Berwager; 9. 2-Mike Thomas. Time – 2:13.996

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 69-Shane Hoff; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 85-Nathan Berwager; 5. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 2-Mike Thomas; DNS – 49-Bradley Howard, 91-David Quakenbush. Time – 2:18.800

358 Sprints Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 2. 2D-Chase Dietz; 3. 91-Niki Young; 4. 35-Tyler Esh; 5. 16-Matt Campbell; 6. 3W-Duane Watson; 7. 10-Zach Eucalano; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 119-Chandler Leiby; 10. 27-Jay Galloway; 11. 38-Mark Strickler; 12. 01-Rick Horn; 13. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 14. 31-Michael Markey (DNF); 15. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); DNS – 45H-Jeff Halligan, 5A-Brian Allman, 21-CJ Tracey, 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. No Time

Lap Leaders – Tyler Esh (1-4), Chase Dietz (5-18), Kevin Nouse (19-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 3W-Duane Watson; 2. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 3. 10-Zach Eucalano; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 119-Chandler Leiby; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 31-Michael Markey (DNF); DNS – 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps) – 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 2. 27-Jay Galloway; 3. 91-Niki Young; 4. 38-Mark Strickler; 5. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF); 6. 21-CJ Tracey (DNF); 7. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF); 8. 01-Rick Horn (DNF); DNS – 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh. Time – 2:19.97

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Weather Takes Selinsgrove Regular Season Opener

Tonight's four division racing program at Selinsgrove Speedway has been cancelled due to inclement weather and wet grounds.

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Rain stops Williams Grove

Williams Grove Speedway has cancelled the April 4 racing program due to rain. 

Racing resumes April 11 with the 410 and 358 sprint cars at 7:30 PM. 

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Kasey Kahne Establishes Historic Payout with $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway, Advanced Tickets Available at DirtClassic.com

Inside Line Promotions – CATAWBA, N.C. (April 4, 2014) – Before Kasey Kahne was the Kasey Kahne of NASCAR fame, he was a sprint car driver from the state of Washington.

Kahne cut his teeth racing wheel-to-wheel around dirt bullrings in The Evergreen State before expanding along the West Coast. Eventually, Kahne began to travel across the country to pilot open-wheeled, 900-horsepowered winged sprint cars.

In 2000, Kahne registered a keystone victory during the season opener at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He led all 25 laps en route to the win – a monumental triumph for the then-teenaged sprint car driver. A top-five finish at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., preceded the victory.

Since those standout performances in Central Pennsylvania, Kahne has returned to the area multiple times as a competitor, spectator, car owner and promoter, including an involvement in several special sprint car events in recent years.

In 2014, he is stepping up his efforts to help create The Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne at Lincoln Speedway. The unique event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, and pays $20,000 to win, which is the largest single-race payout to a winner in the track’s legendary history. The race will boast a purse of more than $50,000 in total.

“I feel that having a big event at Lincoln Speedway makes perfect sense because of their continued commitment to sprint car racing,” Kahne said. “It’s one of the best weekly sprint car programs in the country. Combining that with the passion of Central Pennsylvania’s fan base should make for a great event.”

The date is open for all of the other Central Pennsylvania tracks, which should bring the stars of the sport from around the region – and possibly the country – to the fast, 3/8-mile oval that has been operating for more than 60 years.

“We decided on Lincoln Speedway because the racing is always highly competitive, the facility is top notch and the fans are extremely passionate,” Kahne said. “That combination is very rare, so adding a historic payout should make for a memorable event year after year.”

Additionally, there will be two qualifying races – on Sunday, June 1, at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa., and Sunday, June 8, at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa. The winners of each of the $5,000-to-win events featuring members of the PA Posse and Western Pennsylvania stars will be guaranteed starting spots in the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic. Details on pre-qualifier race formats and payouts will be released at a future date.

Stay tuned to http://www.DirtClassic.com for details on the unique race format, fan giveaways and broadcast information.

THE DIRT CLASSIC PRESENTED BY KASEY KAHNE –

Date: Saturday, Sept. 27

Track: Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

Prize: $20,000 to win; $50,000+ total purse

Qualifying Races: Sunday, June 1, at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa., and Sunday, June 8, at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.DirtClassic.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DirtClassic

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheDirtClassic

TICKETS –

Advanced tickets are on sale by clicking http://www.DirtClassic.com. Tickets will also be available on The Dirt Classic Facebook page, which will feature special giveaways throughout the year.

THE EVENT –

NASCAR star Kasey Kahne has enjoyed racing success in Central Pennsylvania as a fan, driver, car owner and promoter. With his roots in winged sprint car racing and a respect for the passion of the PA Posse faithful, Kahne has created The Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne. The first annual event will feature two $5,000-to-win qualifying races – Sunday, June 1, at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa., and Sunday, June 8, at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa. – before the $20,000-to-win spectacle at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 27. For more information about the event, visit http://www.DirtClassic.com.

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EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS (ESS) RETURN TO SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY APRIL 12

358-360 Sprint Car Spring Challenge Will Pay $3,000 To Win!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 358-360 sprint car spring challenge race at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) series and sponsored by Mach 1 Chassis.

Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format to set the field for the 30-lap A-main. The winner will earn $3,000 out of the $13,000-plus purse. The race will be an open tire and open legal sprint car wing event with a weight rule of 1,475 pounds (including driver) for the combined sprint car divisions.

Also on the racing card will be the late models, pro stocks and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 4 p.m., with hot laps slated for 5:30 p.m.

ESS returned to Selinsgrove Speedway last year for the first time since 1996. Last year’s ESS events at the track were won by Tony Stewart of Rushville, Ind., (April 6) and TJ Stutts of Liverpool (May 18 and Sept. 28 National Open co-sanctioned with the United Racing Company).

For the complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2999.

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Port Opens April 5 With $1 Dogs PLUS Cam/Auto Night and Free Sked Magnets!

410 sprints, super late models and 305 sprints race
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/30/14

Port Royal – As its season opener, Port Royal Speedway will present a three-division program of Aumiller’s Associates 410 sprints, Jakes Golf Carts super late models and River Valley Builders 305 sprints this Saturday, April 5 at 5 PM.

The sprint cars will race for $3,300 to win in the 25-lap opening day main event on Saturday.

Lineups for all divisions will be set by draw with an inversion used to start the main events.

The rescheduled season lidlifter now coincides with $1 Hot Dog Night and the first Camera and Autograph Night of the year, offering free admission to the pit area for general admission ticket holders from the time gates open until approximately 4 PM.   

Free schedule magnets courtesy of Juniata Beverage will also be given to the first 600 fans entering the stands for the opener.

General admission gates will open at 3 PM with Adult General Admission priced at just $15 with students ages 12 – 18 JUST $5.  

In addition to the slated three divisions of competition, a practice session ONLY will be included for the 355-econo late models.

Port Royal Speedway is both proud and happy to announce the addition of Len Krautheim Auto Sales of Middleburg to its fold of sponsors for the 2014 season as the Xtreme Stock title sponsor.

The 1992 Tuscarora 50 champion at Port Royal and a one-time Selinsgrove Speedway track titlist, Krautheim owns and operates Len Krautheim Auto Sales along Rt. 104 in Middleburg, Snyder County.

Port Royal speedway will return to action on April 12 with Race To Cure Cancer Night when .50 cents from every general admission ticket sold will go to the American Cancer Society.

On track action will include the 410 sprints, super late models and the 355-econo late models.

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Super Sprints And Super Lates Friday At Williams Grove Speedway


Only show of the year for super late models is April 4

3/30/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host the super late model stock cars along with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints this Friday night, April 4 at 7:30 PM.

The super late appearance on the 2014 slate of events will be the only one of its kind at the historic oval this year.

“Back In The Day,” as they say, the full-bodied, top power late model stock cars were a regular weekly attraction at the Cumberland County track.

Bobby Goodling sits atop the Williams Grove super late model all-time win list with 31checkered flags.

Other drivers with double digit Williams Grove wins to their credit include Ronnie McBee, Gary Stuhler, Gary Snelbaker, Tom Peck, Larry Gorman, Denny Bonebrake, Jimmy McBee, Slim Devilbiss and Paul Long.

The only super late model show at the track last year was taken by York Haven’s Jason Covert.

The victory was the fifth of Covert’s career.

Gerard McIntyre Jr. of New Oxford won the season opener for the sprint cars last week to begin the 75th anniversary season of auto racing at Williams Grove Speedway while Adrian Shaffer scored the 358 sprint opener.

The sprint cars will again take center stage this week with full programs of qualifying heat races and feature events for both divisions on the card.

The held over fireworks display celebrating the launching of the 75th anniversary season of auto racing at Williams Grove will also be the April 4 program.

The 410 sprints and the Tool Shed of America 358 sprints return to Williams Grove for open wheel action next week on April 11.

The Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Series races begin on April 26 with the Super Sportsman, 358 late models and street stocks on the program at 6:30 pm.

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY REGULAR SEASON BEGINS APRIL 5 WITH FOUR DIVISION SHOW

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – A new era in Selinsgrove Speedway’s storied history will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, when the 360 sprint cars join the 358 sprint cars on a weekly basis at the historic half-mile oval. The season’s first four division show will also feature the super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

The speedway welcomes Mach 1 Chassis of Mechanicsburg, joining A&A Auto Stores, as the open wheel division’s title sponsors for 2014. Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center of Paxinos is also returning as the primary sponsor of the late model division.

A regular 25-lap feature for the 358-360 sprint cars will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start out of a $10,045 purse. The super late models this season will race for $1,500 to win and $200 to start out of a $9,020 purse.

Drivers in all four divisions will draw pills to determine their starting positions in qualifying for the first two regular events of the year.

The 2014 sprint car and late model track champions will each earn a $3,000 bonus plus a gold championship ring sponsored by Foss Jewelers of Selinsgrove. The point fund for all four divisions is also sponsored in part by Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic.

Mark Smith of Sunbury, who is the chief fabricator at Mach 1 Chassis, is the defending 358 sprint car opening day winner. Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove took the opening day win for the late models last year, while Brad Mitch of McClure and Brian Johnson of Ashland scored openers for the pro stock and roadrunner divisions, respectively.

Selinsgrove Speedway opened the 2014 season on March 23 with a program of 410 sprint car racing. Winning his first-ever season opener and 410 sprint car race at the track was Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove. Heimbach is a former three-time 358 sprint car track champion and now owns 37 career victories in 358, 360, and 410 sprint car competition at Selinsgrove.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove’s half-mile speedway, will open its 14th season with a complete program of go kart and micro sprint car racing at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4.

Tyler Snook of Beavertown is the two-time defending micro sprint car champion.

For the complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2999.

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MARCH 29TH RACING PROGRAM CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

3-Division Show next Saturday, April 5th, at 7 PM Starting Time

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 3/22/2014 – Lincoln Speedway promoters have canceled Saturday’s March 29th racing program of 410 sprints, super sportsman & Legends due to rain.

The “Fabulous Lincoln Speedway” will return to action next Saturday night, April 5th, at the new 7 PM start time with a racing program of 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints & All American Outlaws. Gates will open at 5 PM.

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Port Royal Cancelled March 29, Season Opener Now April 5 At 5 PM

Opener offers $1 Hot Dog Night, Camera/Auto Night and Free Schedule Magnets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/29/14

Port Royal – With flood watches in effect from Saturday through Monday morning and the assurances of heavy rain settling into the area by late afternoon Saturday plus the factor of temperatures in the low 40s, Port Royal Speedway has cancelled its third attempt at a season opener on March 29.

This moves the 2014 season opener to Saturday, April 5, again at 5 PM.  Practice laps will begin at 4:30.

General admission gates will open at 3 PM.

Racing action will include the 410 sprints, super late models and the 305 sprint cars.

A practice session ONLY will be included for the 355-econo late models.

The season opener will now include $1 Hot Dog Night and the first Camera and Autograph Night of the year, offering free admission to the pit area for general admission ticket holders from the time gates open until approximately 4 PM.

Free schedule magnets courtesy of Juniata Beverage will be given to the first 600 fans entering the stands.

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint car points

1. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 300
2. Stevie Smith 270
3. Brian Montieth 250
4. Ryan Smith 240
5. Rick Lafferty 230
6. Trey Starks 220
7. Robbie Stillwaggon 210
8. Kyle Reinhardt 200
9. Chad Layton 190
10. Don Kreitz Jr. 180

358 sprint cars
1. Adrian Shaffer 300
2. Chandler Leiby 270
3. Kevin Nouse 250
4. Brad McClelland 240
5. Jay Galloway 230
6. Kody Lehman 220
7. Brock Zearfoss 210
8. Brie Hershey 200
9. Duane Watson 190
10. Matt Campbell 180

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Williams Grove Speedway 3/28/2014
410 Sprints (25 laps):
1. 16 Gerard McIntyre Jr. 2) 51 Stevie Smith 3) 21 Brian Montieth 4) 94 Ryan Smith 5) 0 Rick Lafferty 6) 55 Trey Starks 7) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 8) 21 Kyle Reinhardt 9) 7 Chad Layton 10) 69K Don Kreitz Jr. 11) 20s Derek Sell 12) 5 Justin Barger 13) 1 Lucas Wolfe 14) 48 Danny Dietrich 15) 65 Dave Ely 16) 15 Adam Wilt 17) 75 Nicole Bower 18) 11c Cory Haas 19) 27 Greg Hodnett 20) Austin Hogue 21) M1 Mark Smith 22) 17B Steve Buckwalter 23) 8H Doug Esh 24) 87 Alan Krimes. DNQ: 29 Ryan Wilson, 44 Rodney Westhafer, 93 Glenndon Forsythe, 3 Pat Cannon, 19m Brent Marks,3z Brock Zearfoss

358 Sprints (20 laps): 1) 27s Adrian Shaffer 2) 119 Chandler Leiby 3) 4R Kevin Nouse 4) 6R Brad McClelland 5) 27 Jay Galloway 6) 47K Kody Lehman 7) 1w Brock Zearfoss 8) 97 Brie Hershey 9) 3w Duane Watson 10) 16 Matt Campbell 11) 35 Tyler Esh 12) 64K Kyle Purks 13) 11 Leah Starner 14) 21 Scott Fisher

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NEW LINCOLN SPEEDWAY OVERNIGHT CAMPING RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY TOWNSHIP

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - 3/1/2014 - The Berwick Township board of Supervisors has now imposed a NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING REGULATION in our overflow guest (formerly camping) lot.

Overnight camping at Lincoln Speedway is restricted by regulations imposed by Berwick Township authorities.

 Overnight camping shall be permitted but limited to the East Lot (lot located outside of turns 1 & 2).
 Tent camping is not permitted in the East Lot.
 Tents and limited overnight camping will be permitted only in certain areas of the West Lot. See security personnel or track office for permitted locations.
 No overnight camping is permitted by Township regulation on "any other portion of speedway property".
 No camper, RV parking or camping is permitted before Noon of the day before the race (Friday at noon for a normal Saturday racing program).
 Campers must be off of the speedway property by Noon on the day after the race (Sunday at noon for a normal Saturday racing program).
 No fires will be permitted at any time before, during or after a race event. The use of residential scale charcoal or gas grills shall be permitted for cooking purposes only. A metal charcoal deposit unit is located in the overnight camping area for disposal of grill ashes.
 No loud music or boisterous behavior after the races are over. We need to respect our neighbors.
 No ATV’s, scooters or other motorized vehicles may be used in the camping area.
 All trash and waste to be removed by camper. POSITIVELY NO WASTE DUMPS ON SPEEDWAY PROPERTY. VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED.
 Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all parking areas are subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 Management reserves the right to limit space taken by campers. This will be strictly enforced in the East (turns 1 & 2) lot.
 Lincoln Speedway reserves the right to refuse entrance.
 Lincoln Speedway assumes no responsibility for loss, theft or damage of others property.

Lincoln Speedway management hopes that all overnight camping guests of the Speedway will have an enjoyable experience.

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LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
410 sprint car points
March 22

1. Kyle Moody 660
1. Adam Wilt  660
3. Greg Hodnett 655
3. JJ Grasso 655
5. Alan Krimes 635
6. Danny Dietrich 610
7. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 610
8. Brian Montieth  585
9. Shane Hoff  570
10. Rick Lafferty  550

358 sprint cars
1. Niki Young 350
2. Kevin Nouse 340
3. Duane Watson 335
4. Brie Hershey 330
5. Chase Dietz 325
6. Chandler Leiby 320
7. Doug Hammaker 315
8. Matt Campbell 310
9. Mark Strickler 305
10. Zach Euculano 300
 
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CALIFORNIA RACER CHAD BOESPFLUG READIES FOR 8TH ANNUAL  EASTERN STORM TO OPEN AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY, JUNE 3RD

The 8th Annual USAC Eastern Storm is fast approaching with the opener set for the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 3.   Grandview Speedway and the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is pleased to host the opener.  Grandview has been part of the Eastern Storm every year since the Series started in 2007.    Five race dates make-up the Eastern Storm with additional stops at the Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 4, New Egypt Speedway on Thursday, June 5, Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 7 with the series closing at the Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, June 8.

One driver looking forward to the Eastern Storm is twenty-six year old Chad Boespflug of Handford, CA.  Boespflug’s credentials include winning the 2005 SCRA 360 sprint championship as well as the 2011 Lawrenceburg Speedway track championship.

Chad Boespflug was born in 1988 in Carmichael, California. Shortly after, his parents and he moved to Hanford, California. Growing up in a Hanford, Chad graduated from Hanford high school in 2006. After graduating, He made the move back to Indiana to pursue his dream of being a top ranked sprint car driver. He went to college at IUPUC for two years studying business marketing.

Always up for a challenge and willing to race anything with wheels, Chad lives to race. He has been racing every summer since 1998 winning races and championships from coast to coast. The Hanford, California native grew up racing in California and made the move to the Midwest in 2007. In the first two seasons in the Midwest Chad faced two nearly career ending crashes in 2007 and 2008 but since has been able to bounce back and continue to win on any given night. 

“Non-wing sprint car racing is like nothing else, pitching the car at some tracks long before the corner even starts, but staying in control, it’s just such an adrenaline rush”, said Chad.  

“The plan right now is for me to bring my personal car out and run the entire USAC Eastern Swing.    My car is the #98  that I  ran in seasons past. I will be bringing my car with the help of my grandfather and possibly one other person to help wrench the entire week”.   Chad continued to say,  “We  will have some help from some local PA friends and  I will be bringing shirts and  other merchandise items with me as well”.   You can visit Chad’s  online store at:  www.chadboespflugracing.com

For Chad Boespflug, the Eastern Storm will bring him to five tracks he has not previously seen.     “As for Grandview, I’ve heard very little although  I’ve watched races from there online.  Lincoln is a top notch facility and has a great track prep program and I just can’t wait to get there and see the place for myself”.    Boespflug continued, “As for New Egypt Speedway, I’ve heard it is a fun place to race.   I’m looking forward to race at all the tracks and to meet new fans”.

“Since some PA fans have heard I will be coming east,  I have received several messages about how excited they are that I will be coming to the Eastern Storm. I’ve heard great things of how supportive and passionate the Pennsylvania fans are about sprint cars”, said Chad.

By trade, Chad is a Project Supervisor for Dalton Luebbert Groups, managing the utility and piping fabrication and installation.  Racing is an important part of his life and being successful is a career aspiration.   “I have to thank all of my sponsors of my sprint car to include  Midwest Shades, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, ButlerBuilt Seats, Shaws Vintage Hot Rods, Manvel Motorsports, Creative Finishing, Claxton Engines, and Indy Race Parts”, said Chad.

Get ready for the always exciting USAC non-wing sprint car Easter Storm.  They only come east one time a year so block out June 3 to June 8 and check it out.

8th Annual Amsoil Eastern Storm USAC Non-Wing Sprints
Tuesday, June 3       7:30 PM         Grandview Speedway  Bechtelsville, PA  USAC Non-Wing Sprints Jesse Hockett Classic Plus ARDC  Midgets
Wednesday, June 4 7:30 PM         Lincoln Speedway Abbottstown, PA   USAC Non-Wing Sprints & URC 360 Sprints
Thursday, June 5     7:30 PM          New Egypt Speedway  New Egypt, NJ   USAC Non-Wing Sprints Plus ARDC Midgets
Saturday, June 7     7:30 PM          Port Royal Speedway  Port Royal, PA    USAC Non-Wing Sprints
Sunday, June 8        7:30 PM          Susquehanna Speedway  Newberrytown, PA   USAC Non-Wing Sprints

Previous Eastern Storm Champions
2014    8th Annual
2013      Bryan Clauson/Nobelsville, IN
2012      Bryan Clauson/Nobelsville, IN
2011      Levi Jones/Olney, IL
2010      Levi Jones/Olney, IL
2009      Cole Whitt/Alpine, CA
2008      Cole Whitt/Alpine, CA
2007      Levi Jones/ Olney, IL

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HEIMBACH SCORES FIRST SELINSGROVE 410 SPRINT CAR WIN IN SEASON OPENER


SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove, a 36-time 358-360 sprint car winner at Selinsgrove Speedway, scored the one victory that has eluded him for nearly a decade: His first career win in a 410 sprint car at Selinsgrove in the track’s 52nd consecutive season opener Sunday afternoon.

Heimbach’s $4,000 victory in the 25-lap feature came from the seventh starting position at the wheel of the Goff Racing/Creasy Signs No. 12.

Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg and JJ Grasso of Pedricktown, N.J., won the eight-lap heat races.

On the initial start of the feature, second-place starter Greg Hodnett powered into the early lead over polesitter Justin Barger. However, a caution flag for 13th-place starter Pat Cannon, who made contact with the second-turn guardrail, regrouped the field for the second attempt to start the race.

When the race resumed, Barger pulled into a solid lead and held Hodnett at bay. Sixth-place starter Chad Layton quickly advanced to third while fourth-place starter JJ Grasso and seventh-place starter Heimbach dueled for the fourth spot.

A close battle unfolded for the third position between Layton and Heimbach as the race drew close to the halfway point. On lap 12, Heimbach powered by Layton for third and began to reel in the leaders. Less than a lap later, misfortune struck Barger as his car developed a flat tire, ending his hopes of an opening day win. 

The race stayed under green flag conditions and Hodnett inherited the lead at Barger’s expense. Heimbach  quickly reeled in the new pacesetter and then made the winning pass by diving inside of Hodnett entering turn one on the 15th circuit. Three laps later, Hodnett’s car went up in smoke and rolled to a stop in turn two.

On the subsequent restarts, Layton challenged Heimbach for the lead to no avail. At the checkered flag, Heimbach scored an impressive victory by two seconds over Layton, eighth-place starter Mike Erdley, third-place starter Lucas Wolfe, and 16th-place starter Steve Buckwalter. 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 23 March 2014
410 Sprint Cars – 16 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 12 Blane Heimbach 2) 7M Chad Layton 3) 11 Mike Erdley 4) 1 Lucas Wolfe 5) 17B Steve Buckwalter 6) 89 Robbie Stillwagon 7) 0 Rick Lafferty 8) 63 Chad Kemenah 9) 28F Davey Franek 10) 29 Ryan Wilson 11) 37 JJ Grasso 12) 10H Danny Holtgraver 13) 27 Greg Hodnett 14) 5 Justin Barger 15) 19M Brent Marks 16) 3 Pat Cannon
Heat Winners: Lucas Wolfe, JJ Grasso

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2014 Season Opening Races At Williams Grove Speedway Friday

March 28 program opens 75th season of auto racing

3/23/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The 2014 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway is set for Friday night, March 28 at 7:30 pm when the Lawrence Chevrolet Sprint Cars and the Tool Shed of America 358 sprints take to the track for the season opener.

The event will open the 75th anniversary season of auto racing at Williams Grove Speedway and fireworks will help celebrate the milestone. 

The Cedar Cliff High School Color Guard will be on hand for opening ceremonies with the Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 proceeds being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.  

A full program of heat races and features for each division is on the agenda with the 410 sprints racing for $3,600 to win.

Last year, the March 29 sprint car opener went to Fred Rahmer, who went on to claim the track title before retiring from the sport. The victory was Rahmer’s unprecedented sixth in the event.

Since 1939 when Tommy Hinnershitz won the inaugural race at the famed facility, so many highly recognized names and even some not so much have scored the prestigious first Williams Grove race of the year.

Well-knowns or on their way up the ladder at the time of their victories were the likes of Jan Opperman, AJ Foyt, Ted Horn and Hinnershitz.

Kasey Kahne, destined for bigger and better things in todays NASCAR arena, took the opener back in 2000. 

But perhaps lesser-known at the time or even unique names like Kevin Collins, Brian Paulus, Marlett Naill and Gig Stephens have also taken that famous first checkered flag of the year at Williams Grove. 

Those looking to repeat in this year’s opener include 2002 and 2004 winner Greg Hodnett, who will be making his Williams Grove debut in the Mike Heffner-owned No. 27; 2012’s Danny Dietrich; 1995 and 2006 winner Lance Dewease; and 1992, 1994 and 2001 champion Don Kreitz Jr. 

Other possibilities to compete for another opening day win include Stevie Smith and Mike Erdley.

The only appearance of the season by the super late models comes up at Williams Grove during the second 2014 Friday racing program on April 4 along with the 410 sprints. 

The Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Series races begin on April 26 with the Super Sportsman, 358 late models and street stocks on the program at 6:30 pm. 

Make plans now to attend the 2014 season lidlifter at Williams Grove Speedway on March 28 where kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for free.

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Port Royal Season Opener On Track For 5 PM This Saturday

Super sprints, super lates and econo lates kick start 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/23/14

Port Royal – The rescheduled Port Royal Speedway season opener is this Saturday, March 29 at 5 pm featuring the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, super late models and the Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 Econo-late model division.

The first 600 general admission fans entering the speedway for the season opener will receive a free 2014 schedule magnet courtesy of Juniata Beverage, located along Rt. 75 near Port Royal. 

General admission gates open at 3 pm.

Adult admission will be just $15 for the show with students ages 12 – 18 always priced at just $5.

The show will mark the debut of the newly created 355 econo-late division at the track, joining regular competition in 2014 at Port Royal.  The econos have replaced the former pro stock division.  

The sprint cars will race for $3,300 to win in the 25-lap opening day main event on Saturday.

Lineups for all divisions will be set by draw with an inversion used to start the main events.

Last year in the Port Royal opener on March 30, Dave Blaney invaded and picked up the sprint car win in an exciting performance in lapped traffic.  In the late model opener last season Hamburg’s Scott Haus scored his only win of the season at the track.  

Names like Jan Opperman, Mitch Smith, Steve Smith, Dick Tobias, Jay Myers and many more have graced the winner’s circle at the first sprint race of the season at Port Royal Speedway.

No driver has accumulated more Port opener victories than driver Todd Shaffer of Millerstown.  Mr. Excitement took wins in 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007 and 2008. 

Port Royal will present another three-division program including 410 sprints, super late models and the season oval debut of the River Valley Builders 305 sprint series on April 5. 

April 5 will be $1 Hot Dog Night at the track as well as the first Camera and Autograph Night of the season, offering free general admission access to the pits prior to the races.

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DIETRICH CHASES HISTORY WITH 19TH CAREER LINCOLN WIN

Defending champ Young claims opener with new race team in 358 sprints; J.R. Rodriguez takes 358 late model opener

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 3/22/2014 - Danny Dietrich turned in a dominant performance at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night, driving away from the field to win the
25-lap "410" sprint car feature and claim his first win in the Pigeon Hills since last July.

In the process, he moved alongside his dad with 19 career Lincoln wins.

"I sure hope to pass him.maybe even next week!" joked Dietrich upon exiting the Gary Kauffman-owned Sandoe's Fruit Market/Weikert's Livestock #48, "But to get to where I'm at, I have to thank him, Gary, and everyone that sponsors this car. Without my dad, my brother, and Gary, I couldn't do it."

A redraw of the top four finishers from the qualifiers place Dietrich third for the start. He passed outside front row starter Kyle Moody for second on lap four, just before the only caution of the race came out for his brother (Billy), who came to a stop in turn four.

Dietrich followed polesitter Brent Marks for six more laps before making the pass as the leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 11. From there, Dietrich drove away to a 1.78-second win over Marks, with Greg Hodnett, Moody, and Lance Dewease completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were J.J. Grasso, Brian Montieth, opening day winner Adam Wilt, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Cory Haas.

"We were real good in the heat there," said Dietrich, "We were trying to make the bottom work down in one and two in the heat. We knew if we could make that work, we'd go workin' tonight. We were happy with that. We did the same thing here in the feature and it worked everywhere we went."

Heats for the 30 "410" sprinters were won by Billy Dietrich, Chad Kemenah, and Grasso, with Austin Hogue winning the consolation.

Defending track champ Niki Young started on the pole led every lap of the 20-lap season opener for "358" sprint cars, holding off heavy pressure from 2013 Williams Grove champ Kevin Nouse for his eighth career Lincoln win.

And he did it with a new race team, now driving for car owners Jeff Boll and Mike Miller in the Lee Alwine Ornamental Iron Works #91.

Though he led the whole way, Young survived a 10th-lap challenge from Nouse, who started tenth and pulled alongside Young heading in to turn one. Young drove low and took away Nouse's line entering the first turn. Nouse settled for second, with Duane Watson completing his best-ever 358 sprint run in third. Lady driver Brie Hershey and Chase Dietz rounded out the top five.

Sixth through tenth were Chandler Leiby, Doug Hammaker, Matt Campbell, Mark Strickler, and Zach Eucalano.

Heats for the 18 "358" sprinters were won by Nouse and Strickler.

J.R. Rodriguez started on the pole and held off the race long challenges of Cam Ziegler and then a last-lap challenge from good friend Gene Knaub in the 20-lap Precise Racing Products 358 late model feature. Knaub, who started eighth, caught Zeigler for the runner-up spot following an 18th lap restart and closed on Rodriguez, but the neon orange #71 crossed two carlengths in front at the end.

Zeigler finished third, with Pat Beard and Tyler Horst completing the top five.

Former thundercar track champ Sam Gallagher was running fourth when he suffered engine failure and came to a stop in turn four on lap 18.

Heats for the 20 "358" Late Models were won by Alan Sagi, Chase Billet, and Kyle Martin.

Next Saturday, March 29th, the 410 Sprinters will be joined by the Super Sportsman and Legends. Racing gets underway at 6 PM, with gates opening at 4
PM.

Saturday, March 22, 2014
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
410 SPRINTS Feature (25 Laps) -
1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 14-Lance Dewease; 6. 37-JJ Grasso; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 15-Adam Wilt; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 10. 11C-Cory Haas; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 92-Tyler Ross; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 14. 63-Chad Kemenah; 15. 59-Jim Siegel; 16. 69H-Shane Hoff; 17. 56-Tim Wagaman; 18. B52-Scott Geesey; 19. 0-Rick Lafferty; 20. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 21. 29-Ryan Wilson; 22. 52-Austin Hogue; 23. 21T-Scott Fisher; 24. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Brent Marks (1-10), Danny Dietrich (11-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 56-Tim Wagaman; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 69-Shane Hoff; 7. 52-Austin Hogue; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 9. 21A-Will Rose; 10. 59A-Alex Schanz. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 63-Chad Kemenah; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 14-Lance Dewease; 4. 92-Tyler Ross; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. B52-Scott Geesey; 7. 29-Ryan Wilson; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 20S-Derek Sell (DNF). Time - 2:25.355

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 37-JJ Grasso; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 19M-Brent Marks; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 0-Rick Lafferty; 9. 35-Steve Owings (DNF); 10. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF). No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 29-Ryan Wilson; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 35-Steve Owings; 9. 21A-Will Rose; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 11. 59A-Alex Schanz; DNS - 20S-Derek Sell. Time
- 2:28.868

358 Sprints Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 91-Niki Young; 2. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 3. 3W-Duane Watson; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 66-Doug Hammaker; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 38-Mark Strickler; 10. 10-Zach Eucalano; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 01-Rick Horn (DNF); 13. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); 14. 28-Matt Findley (DNF); DNS - 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh, 35-Steve Owings, 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 5A-Brian Allman. No Time

Lap Leaders - Niki Young (1-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 2. 91-Niki Young; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 10-Zach Eucalano; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby (DNF); 6. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF);8. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); DNS - 16-Matt Campbell. Time - 2:24.25

2nd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 38-Mark Strickler; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3. 3W-Duane Watson; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 01-Rick Horn (DNF); 6. 28-Matt Findley (DNF); 7. 66-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 8. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNF); 9. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF). Time - 2:34.16

358 Late Models Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 71-JR Rodriguez; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. Nine-Cam Zeigler; 4. 7-Pat Beard; 5. 14-Tyler Horst; 6. 5-Bobby Beard; 7. 151-Kyle Lear; 8. 44-Jimmy Jesmer, Jr.; 9. 112-Alan Sagi; 10. 4-John Moser; 11. 62-Devin Frey; 12. 000-Pat McNeil; 13. 9-Matt Adams; 14. 25-Sam Gallagher
(DNF); 15. 54-Kyle Martin (DNF); 16. 22-Chase Billet (DNF); DNS - 4S-Denny Snyder, 116-Travis Mease, 121-Larry Neiderer, 57-Brad Shank. No Time

Lap Leaders - JR Rodriguez (1-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 112-Alan Sagi; 2. 14-Tyler Horst; 3. 7-Pat Beard; 4. Nine-Cam Ziegler; 5. 9-Matt Adams; 6. 62-Devin Frey; DNS - 121-Larry Niederer. Time - 2:51.31

2nd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 22-Chase Billet; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 25-Sam Gallagher; 4. 44-Jimmy Jesmer; 5. 000-Pat McNeil; 6. 116-Travis Mease (DNF); DNS - 57-Brad Shank. Time - 2:48.75

3rd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 54-Kyle Martin; 2. 151-Kyle Lear; 3. 5-Bobby Beard; 4. 71-J.R. Rodriguez; 5. 4s-Denny Snyder (DNF); 6. 4-John Moser (DNF) Time - 2:51.68

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PORT ROYAL CANCELS MARCH 21/22

Opening Day Now 5 PM March 29

March 19th, 2014

The persistence of exceptionally cold nighttime air, the expected unseasonable cold air projected to move into the area on Sunday and the prospect for unneeded rain on Saturday has forced Port Royal Speedway officials to cancel both the March 21 practice session and the planned March 22 season opener.

Oval officials have continued to ready the facility on a daily basis for this weekends planned activities despite fielding concerning phone calls from drivers and owners expressing their desire to avoid costly early-season mechanical and equipment woes and failures brought on by being forced to compete in unfavorable temperatures.

Significant facility operational complications are also feared if the oval goes live just prior to the onset of the cold and then is plunged into the cold with its entire infrastructure having been made very susceptible to a damaging flash freeze.

Thus, the 2014 season opener has been moved to Saturday, March 29 with a change in starting time to 5 pm.  General admission gates will open at 3 pm

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Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint car points
as of March 17

1. Adam Wilt 350
2. Alan Krimes 340
3. JJ Grasso  335
4. Kyle Moody 330
5. Glenndon Forsythe 325
6. Greg Hodnett 320
7. Cole Duncan 315
8. Austin Hogue 310
9. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 305
10. Shane Hoff  300

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Port Royal Speedway Opens This Week, Practice Session Is March 21

Opener Offers 410 Sprints, Super Late Models and Xtreme Stocks Saturday

First 600 Fans Receive Free Sked Magnet From Juniata Beverage 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/16/14

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present its 2014 season opener this Saturday, March 22 at 6 pm when it presents a three-division program of Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, super late models and xtreme stocks. 

Port Royal will also host a practice session on Friday night, March 21 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.  The practice will be open to cars from any division currently slated on the 2014 schedule of events.   

The sprint cars will race for $3,300 to win in the 25-lap opening day main event on Saturday.

Lineups for all divisions will be set by draw with an inversion used to start the sprint and late model mains.

General admission gates will open at 4 pm for the March 22 lidlifter with practice laps planned for 5:30.  Adult admission will be just $15 for the show with students ages 12 – 18 always priced at just $5.

The first 600 general admission fans entering the speedway for the season opener will receive a free 2014 schedule magnet courtesy of Juniata Beverage, located along Rt. 75 near Port Royal. 

Last year in the Port Royal opener on March 30, Dave Blaney invaded and picked up the sprint car win in an exciting performance in lapped traffic.  In the late model opener last season Hamburg’s Scott Haus scored his only win of the season at the track.  

Names like Jan Opperman, Mitch Smith, Steve Smith, Dick Tobias, Jay Myers and many more have graced the winner’s circle at the first sprint race of the season at Port Royal Speedway.

No driver has accumulated more Port opener victories than driver Todd Shaffer of Millerstown.  Mr. Excitement took wins in 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007 and 2008. 

Keith Kauffman, the all time winningest driver at the track but now retired, owns four openers, taking his first in 1981. 

On the owner side, veterans Gary and Patty Beam share top billing as the most prolific Port Opening Day winners. 

Beams had Todd Shaffer behind the wheel for wins in ’95, ’96, ’97, ’07 and ’08 while Joey Gravino won for the couple in 1989. 

Famed owner Bob Weikert follows Beams closely with five wins having come with Kauffman in 1981 and 1993, Bobby Davis Jr. in 1983, Doug Wolfgang in 1986 and Jeff Swindell in 1991.

Owners John and Pee Wee Zemaitis have fielded the winning entry on four occasions with three different drivers. 

Mark Smith doubled up for the team in 2004 and 2005.  Skip Jackson overcame the rain for a win in 2000 and Kevin Gobrecht began a whirlwind run of three victories within 24-hours by claiming an afternoon win at Port in 1999.

Port Royal will present another three-division program including the debut of the newly created Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 Econo-late Models.  The 410 sprints and super late models are also on the agenda.
 
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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY TO OPEN 2014 SEASON WITH 410 SPRINT CARS MARCH 23

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will open the 2014 season, weather permitting, with an afternoon show starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, featuring the 410 sprint cars in the track’s 52nd consecutive opener. Track gates will open at 12 p.m.

The 410 sprint car drivers will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $4,000 to win and $300 to start out of a purse totaling more than $16,500. Heat races, with starting lineups being determined by luck-of-the-draw, and a B-main will be the qualifying format for the first open wheel event of the season. 

The 410 sprint cars are also scheduled to return to Selinsgrove Speedway on May 25 for the Ray Tilley Classic, July 6 for the Jan Opperman Memorial PA Speedweek Finale, and Sept. 13 for the Jim Nace Memorial 32nd Annual National Open. 

For the second year in a row, the 44-lap National Open for 410 sprint cars will pay $12,000 to win.

Last year’s 410 sprint car races at the track were won by Greg Hodnett of York (season opener) Brent Marks of Myerstown (Tilley Classic), Pat Cannon of Etters (National Open), and Logan Schuchart of Hanover and Rick Lafferty of Pennington, N.J. (twin 20’s).  

The annual Selinsgrove Speedway Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Hummels Wharf is running now through this Friday, March 21. Season reserved seat tickets will be available to purchase at the mall in the evenings. The season kickoff ceremony will be in the mall’s center court this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Selinsgrove Speedway officials will conduct tech inspections at the track this Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. There will be no track time available.

Following tech inspections, Selinsgrove Raceway Park will hold an open practice session on the one-fifth mile track from 2-5 p.m.

Raceway Park will host the Maxxis Mid-Atlantic Dirt Series events for go karts on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, featuring a $10,000-to-win karting event.
 
For the complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2999.

410 Sprint Car Purse for March 23, 2014: 1) $4,000 2) $1,600 3) $1,200 4) $1,100 5) $1,000 6) $800 7) $650 8) $600 9) $550 10) $500 11) $450 12) $425 13) $400 14) $375 15) $350 16-24) $300

Admission for March 23, 2014: Adults $15; Students (12-17) $12; Kids 11 & Under Free; Pit Passes $25

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WILT CLAIMS SECOND OPENING-DAY WIN IN LINCOLN "ICEBREAKER 30"

Adam Wilt of York racs to the lead and the win in Saturday's Icebreaker 30 for the 410 sprint car at Lincoln Speedway.

Lincoln Returns to Night Racing Next Saturday night

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 3/15/2014 - "On opening day, you bring all your best stuff. You even wear your new underwear."

So quipped Adam Wilt after claiming his second opening day win in three years at Lincoln Speedway Saturday afternoon."

His underwear wasn't the only thing new in the Wide Open Motorsports team. Well-known mechanic Lee Stauffer joined the team during the winter months. And he used some hand signals Adam didn't quite understand during a mid-race caution.

"I knew I had a good car from the beginning and I knew I had to power around those guys or they would have held me up," said Wilt upon exiting his Credit Connection/North York AutoMenders #15, "But, as soon as I got in front in clean air, I saw my new crew chief Lee (Stauffer) come out under the caution doing hand signals. I didn't know what they meant. I don't know if I'm going too crazy on the top and I need to slow myself down or what. I figured I did the right thing."

Wilt started fourth and grabbed the lead from outside front row starter Glenndon Forsythe on the second lap. After a caution for Cory Haas, who hit the outside wall and came to a stop in turn two on lap four, Wilt paced the field until seventh-starting Brian Montieth took the lead away on lap eight.

Billy Dietrich and Robbie Kendall brought out the caution flag with a joint spin on turns one and two of lap 11, at which time fifth-place Danny Dietrich went to the pits with a flat right rear.

Wilt reclaimed the lead from Montieth on the restart, and was doing his best to hold off Montieth when the Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator #21 hit the wall in turn one of lap 14. Montieth only suffered a flat tire and returned to action.

The race went non-stop the rest of the way, with Wilt holding off Alan Krimes and J.J. Grasso through heavy lapped traffic over the final stages of the race. Ironically, two of the cars at the rear of the field at the end were the two track champs in the field. Wilt's final margin of victory in his fourth career Lincoln win was 1.29 seconds over Krimes, with Grasso, polesitter Kyle Moody, and Forsythe completing the top five.

Sixth through tenth were 20th-starting Greg Hodnett, invader Cole Duncan, 410 sprint rookie Austin Hogue, 22nd-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and 410 sprint rookie Shane Hoff.

"This is a great win for a new team. But we don't want to set expectations too high right now, said Wilt, "We just want to go as we go and do what we can do. Starting position was a key factor, but I'll take a win any day. It's tough at this deal You've got 90 per cent of your cars here are just tough to beat."

Heats for the 30 sprinters on hand were won by Grasso, Montieth, and Krimes, with Scott Fisher winning the consolation.

Next Saturday, March 22nd, Lincoln Speedway moves to its first night race of the season with a 6 PM start for the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprint, and 358 Late
Models. Gates open at 4 PM.

Saturday, March 15, 2014
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
2014 SEASON OPENING ICE BREAKER 30
410 SPRINTS Feature (30 Laps)
- 1. 15-Adam Wilt ($3,500); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 37-JJ Grasso; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett; 7. 22-Cole Duncan; 8. 52-Austin Hogue; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 10. 69-Shane Hoff; 11. 0-Rick Lafferty; 12. 20S-Derek Sell; 13. 35-Steve Owings; 14. 91-Niki Young; 15. B52-Scott Geesey; 16. 21-Brian Montieth; 17. 21T-Scott Fisher; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich; 19. 59A-Alex Schanz (DNF); 20. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 21. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 22. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 23. 92-Tyler Ross (DNF); 24. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Glenndon Forsythe (1), Adam Wilt (2-7), Brian Montieth (8-10), Adam Wilt (11-30)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 37-JJ Grasso; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 20S-Derek Sell; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer; DNS - 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. Time - 2:22.207

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 52-Austin Hogue; 6. 29-Ryan Wilson;
7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 21A-Will Rose (DNF); 9. 56-Tim Wagaman (DNF); 10. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 92-Tyler Ross; 4. 69-Shane Hoff; 5. 22-Cole Duncan; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 91-Niki Young; 8. B52-Scott Geesey; 9. 0-Rick Lafferty; 10. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF). No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21T-Scott Fisher; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett; 3. 91-Niki Young; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. B52-Scott Geesey; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 21A-Will Rose; DNS - 56-Tim Wilson, 19M-Brent Marks, 59-Jim Siegel. Time - 2:51.558

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Williams Grove Speedway March 28 Opener Just Three Weeks Away

3/10/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Just under three weeks remain until the curtain rises on the 2014 racing season at Williams Grove Speedway with the season opener slated to kick off the 75th anniversary season at the oval on Friday night, March 28 at 7:30 pm.

Featured on the twinbill will be the 410 and 358 sprint cars along with fireworks to help celebrate the occasion.

A few days earlier, on March 23 at 1 pm, Williams Grove will host a Test and Tune session for all regular season divisions at the track from both the Friday and Saturday Series programs.

And after the test program, all eyes will turn to the prestigious Williams Grove lidlifter, an event that has been scored over the years by the likes of Kasey Kahne, Jan Opperman, AJ Foyt, Ted Horn and Tommy Hinnershitz. 

Last year, the March 29 opener went to Fred Rahmer, who went on to claim the track title. The victory was Rahmer’s sixth in the event.

Other active opening day winners expected to be in the 2014 field include 2012 champion Danny Dietrich, along with Stevie Smith, Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett and Don Kreitz Jr.

The only appearance of the season by the super late models comes up during the second 2014 Friday racing program at Williams Grove Speedway, on April 4 along with the 410 sprints. 

The Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Series races begin on April 26 with the Super Sportsman, 358 late models and street stocks on the program at 6:30 pm. 

Of course all of this hinges on whether or not the protracted winter weather abates, giving way to a milder sprint pattern.  

Regardless, hopes are high that the start to the 75th anniversary season of auto racing at Williams Grove Speedway will go off without a hitch in just a few weeks. 

Make plans now to attend the 2014 season lidlifter at Williams Grove Speedway on March 28.

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

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TRACK CONDITIONS FORCE SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY TO CANCEL WEEKEND RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED OPENERS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Extremely wet track conditions forced Selinsgrove Speedway officials to cancel this weekend’s season opening events sanctioned by the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour.

The announcement was made at 6 p.m. this evening (Tuesday) following exhaustive efforts by the track crew to get the speedway’s half-mile clay surface ready for this weekend’s Friday and Saturday dual racing programs.

Speedway and Race of Champions officials are exploring options to reschedule the Icebreaker 40 for big block modifieds at the track this spring.

“Yesterday and today were critical to our timeline in preparing the speedway surface for this weekend’s racing,” said speedway publicity director Steve Inch. “Promoter Charlie Paige and his crew had equipment on the track all day. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to make much progress due to the saturated conditions, and it became apparent late this afternoon that we would not be able to provide a race track suitable and safe for racing this weekend.”
 
The adverse track conditions combined with the forecast for rain Wednesday and freezing temperatures Thursday prompted the early cancellation as a courtesy to fans and race teams who would be traveling from great distances for this marquee event.

Selinsgrove Speedway will host its annual motorsports show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall beginning this Sunday, March 16, and running through Friday, Mach 21.

The 410 sprint cars will make their first appearance of the season at the track at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in a 25-lap feature paying $4,000 to win.

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2999.

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SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS SHOW STARTS SUNDAY, MARCH 16; MODIFIEDS RETURN THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will open its annual motorsports show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall on Sunday, March 16, showcasing race cars from the speedway’s 358-360 sprint car, late model, pro stock, roadrunner, micro sprint car, and go kart divisions. The show will run through Friday, March 21.

The season kick-off ceremony will be held in the mall’s center court at 7:30 p.m. Friday, when Dan Foss of Foss Jewelers in Selinsgrove will present the gold championship rings to the speedway’s 2013 track champions.

Tentatively scheduled to be in the show are the sprint cars driven by Phil Walter, Derek Steward, Duane Mausteller, Matt Horst, Jason Shultz, Sam Landis, Mike Walter, Brock Zearfoss, Pat Cannon, Cody Keller, Mark Smith, Cory Thorton, Ken Duke, and John Braim. Joining the sprint cars will be the late models of Jeff Rine, Tony Adams, Andrew Yoder, Ken Trevitz, Trent Breneman, Kyle Rapp, Dave Stamm, Shawn Stahl, and Meade Hahn.

In all, more than 85 race vehicles have been registered for this year’s edition of the motorsports show, where race fans can also pick up 2014 speedway schedules and purchase their season reserved seats.  Race teams interested in putting their cars on display can contact Steve Inch at 570.523.8420 or email publicrelations@selinsgrovespeedway.com by this Thursday.

Selinsgrove Speedway is scheduled to open the 2014 season this Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, with the Race of Champions modified tour.

Friday night’s race will feature the 358 modifieds in a complete series of heat races and 25-lap feature paying $2,500 to win as well as practice sessions for the big block and sportsman modifieds starting at 7:30 p.m. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday afternoon’s show will put the big block modifieds in the spotlight in the $5,000-to-win Icebreaker 40 plus the first-ever race at the track for the sportsman modifieds paying $1,200 to win at 2 p.m. Saturday track gates will open at 12 p.m.

Speedway officials expect to make a decision on the weekend’s racing programs by Wednesday evening, pending weather and track conditions.

The 410 sprint cars will make their first stop at the Snyder County oval at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in a 25-lap feature paying $4,000 to win. 

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2999.

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Port Royal March 15 Opener Cancelled, Pushed to March 22

Test and Tune Added March 21 at 6:30 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/7/14

Port Royal – With absolutely no foreseeable avenue to have the overall facility and racing surface prepared for its scheduled March 15 season opener, Port Royal Speedway has cancelled the program.

Significant frost remains deeply embedded in not only the racing surface but surrounding grounds as well and although temperatures over the next five days may inch into the 40’s, the fact remains that long range nighttime low temperature prospects remain well below normal and daytime highs during the period from March 12 through March 16 are slated to be well shy of average. 

This pushes hopes for the 2014 lidlifter to fall on the Saturday, March 22 racing program featuring the 410 sprints, late models and the xtreme stocks at 6 pm.

In addition, a test and tune practice session has been added to the schedule on Friday night, March 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. 

The test session will be open to all racing divisions that are slated to compete during the 2014 racing season at Port Royal Speedway. 

While the racing world waits to see the lasting winter weather come to an end, anticipation continues to grow for the first green flag of the year at Port Royal.

Season seats and admission passes continue to be available at the track. 

There is no increase in price for season seats and passes for the 2014 season as all rates remain unchanged from last season.  

A season reserve seat for all oval racing events including fairweek races but excluding the Oct. 25 World of Outlaws racing event in 2014 will again cost just $50.00.  This pass reserves seats only and is not good for general admission to any events during the upcoming season.

New for 2014 is the declaration of the entire main aluminum grandstand as a SMOKE FREE environment.

Beginning with the 2014 season, NO SMOKING WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE MAIN GRANDSTAND at Port Royal Speedway.  This policy is only for the main grandstand. 

Smoking continues to be permitted in all other seating and viewing areas aside from the main aluminum grandstand.       

The Family Seating area of the main grandstand will continue to be provided in Section C, where no alcohol or smoking has been permitted since 2011. 

Patrons are urged to take note of this new MAIN GRANDSTAND NO SMOKING policy for 2014 when renewing or purchasing season-reserved seats for the next year.  

General admission season passes are also available, again at a cost of just $300.00, which does include general admission to all fairweek races in 2014 as well as all October events.

In addition, season pit passes are being offered, again at a price of $400 each while reserved fan parking spots behind the grandstand are being offered again for $50.00.   Please note that the parking passes will not be good for fairweek events.

Orders may be placed by phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by contacting the speedway office at 717.527.2303. 

Orders may also be submitted by mail by sending a check or money order made payable to Port Royal Speedway, to: Port Royal Speedway, Box 295, Port Royal, PA, 17082.

Stay up to date with all Port Royal news and events by visiting the oval’s official website at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

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Port Royal March 8 Practice Cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/28/14

Port Royal – There will be no March 8 practice session at Port Royal Speedway as the enduring winter weather has already pushed the oval past the point where it could facilitate the practice program.

The 2014 season opener at the track is slated for Saturday evening, March 15 at 6 pm but again, it would seem that the early season timetable for racing in the area including at Port Royal will be dictated by the winter weather clock.

Still, progress continues readying the oval for the 2014 season and the dawning of true spring.

A trio of March racing programs is on the schedule with races following the slated opener on the agenda for March 22 and again on March 29. 

Last year the oval didn’t get its opener in the books until March 30.   

Meanwhile, season seats and admission passes continue to be available. 

There is no increase in price for season seats and passes for the 2014 season as all rates remain unchanged from last season.  

A season reserve seat for all oval racing events including fairweek races but excluding the Oct. 25 World of Outlaws racing event in 2014 will again cost just $50.00.  This pass reserves seats only and is not good for general admission to any events during the upcoming season.

New for 2014 is the declaration of the entire main aluminum grandstand as a SMOKE FREE environment.

Beginning with the 2014 season, NO SMOKING WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE MAIN GRANDSTAND at Port Royal Speedway.  This policy is only for the main grandstand. 

Smoking continues to be permitted in all other seating and viewing areas aside from the main aluminum grandstand.

The Family Seating area of the main grandstand will continue to be provided in Section C, where no alcohol or smoking has been permitted since 2011. 

Patrons are urged to take note of this new MAIN GRANDSTAND NO SMOKING policy for 2014 when renewing or purchasing season-reserved seats for the next year.  

General admission season passes are also available, again at a cost of just $300.00, which does include general admission to all fairweek races in 2014 as well as all October events.

In addition, season pit passes are being offered, again at a price of $400 each while reserved fan parking spots behind the grandstand are being offered again for $50.00.   Please note that the parking passes will not be good for fairweek events.

Orders may be placed by phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by contacting the speedway office at 717.527.2303. 

Orders may also be submitted by mail by sending a check or money order made payable to Port Royal Speedway, to: Port Royal Speedway, Box 295, Port Royal, PA, 17082.

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SNOW STORMS GO AWAY, WELCOME BACK THE USAC EASTERN STORM SET TO OPEN AT GRANDVIEW TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 3
 
Grandview Speedway along with Lincoln, New Egypt, Port Royal and Susquehanna will be the participating tracks when the  USAC Non-wing AMSOIL  Eastern Storm returns for their eighth consecutive year.   Grandview Speedway and the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series were the driving force in bringing USAC back to Berks County and the east coast.  Grandview Speedway has hosted seven of the sixty-six USAC events presented in Berks County, starting way back in  1956 when Oley, PA driver Tommy Hinnershitz won the first three USAC events held at the Reading Fairgrounds.
 
Past winners of USAC events in Berks County include Johnny Thomson, AJ Foyt, Jim Hurtibise, Roger McCluskey, Greg Weld, Red Riegel,  Jud Larson, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, Bruce Walkup, Toby Tobias, Larry Dickson, Gary Bettenhausen,  Lee Kunzman, Larry “Boom-Boom” Cannon, Pancho Carter , Lee Osborne and Fred Linder just to name a few of the history  makers.   In more recent years (2007 – 2013), USAC Thunder on the Hill feature winners include Levi Jones, the late Jesse Hockett,  “The Beast” Bobby East, Bryan Clauson and the 2013 winner, the “Modern Day Cowboy” Daron Clayton.
 
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will showcase USAC  on  Tuesday night, June 3  with the Non-Wing sprints and  the eighth edition of the wildly popular “Eastern Storm”.    USAC will present five nights or racing at five different tracks from June 3 to June 8.
 
Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill will open the USAC Eastern Storm Series on Tuesday night, June 3rd  with the “Jesse Hockett Classic”, a 40 lap feature event that will pay $6,000 to the winner.  Hockett lost his life in a garage accident in 2010, just prior to heading east for the Eastern Storm.  The previous year at Grandview, Hockett absolutely thrilled the crowd by winning two USAC features on the same night.    The ARDC Midgets will be part of the Grandview Speedway Eastern Storm that will get underway at 7:30 PM.
 
The USAC Eastern Storm Series will then shift to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA  on Wednesday night, June 4.   The MACH 1 Chassis sponsored event will showcase the  URC 360/358 Super Series event with a 25 lap feature.  Race fans visiting the track in the “pigeon hills”  will get to see non-wing and winged sprint cars on the same night.  
 
New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ will open their doors to the USAC Eastern Storm joined by the ARDC Midgets on Thursday night, June 5.     USAC reports that their phone just rang off the hook with requests from fans and competitors to return to the New Jersey facility, so it will happen again in the coming Eastern Storm.
 
USAC will take Friday night off then return to racing on Saturday night, June 7, when  the Eastern Storm will head to the Port Royal Speedway with ARDC being part of the show at the always fast and furious half-mile.   The Eastern Storm Finale is set for Sunday night, June 8th  at  the Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, PA.   In the 2013 Eastern Storm at Susky,  Shane Cottle won a thriller that had the crowd on their feet for the final laps.
 
In the 2013 Eastern Storm event at Grandview Speedway,  “The Modern Day Cowboy”, Daron Clayton thrilled the crowd while bouncing off the walls  lap after lap to pick up his first "Eastern Storm" feature win.    2012 Grandview winner Bryan Clauson was again crowned the "Eastern Storm" champion  in 2013, backing up his mini-series championship from the year before en route to a second-straight National title.    Other previous winners at Grandview include Bobby East (2011), Jesse Hockett (2010), and two-time  winner Levi Jones.
 
All championship contenders are expected to return to action in USAC for 2014  including Clauson, who will defend his title in  the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #20 team.   He will again be challenged by Dave  Darland, who looks to close in on the all-time National Sprint Car win record, as he trails Tom Bigelow by just five,  with 47 triumphs of his own.  "The People's Champ" from Lincoln, Indiana has finished second to Clauson  each of the last two years in the National Championship.
 
Previous Eastern Storm Champions
2014    8th Annual
2013    Bryan Clauson/Nobelsville, IN
2012    Bryan Clauson/Nobelsville, IN
2011    Levi Jones/Olney, IL
2010    Levi Jones/Olney, IL
2009    Cole Whitt/Alpine, CA
2008    Cole Whitt/Alpine, CA
2007    Levi Jones/ Olney, IL

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LUCKY 7 FEATURES ONLY EVENT TO OPEN 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THUNDER ON THE HILL AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
 
Grandview Speedway, the one-third mile high banked clay oval located in Bechtelsville, PA will present their fifty-second season of auto racing  in 2014, and part of this big season of racing will be the celebration of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series twenty-fifth Anniversary.  
 
Grandview Speedway will open their season  with a free-to-the public practice and shakedown set for Saturday, March 29th getting underway at 12 noon and admission for spectators is free.   The first race of the season at Grandview is set for Saturday night, April 5  and will include the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman in a three division race card.    Just a reminder, all Saturday night racing events in April  will start at 7 PM with the track moving to a 7:30 PM starting time in May. 

Opening the Thunder Series season will be the LUCKY 7, a feature only format to include seven twenty-five lap features in one night of racing all  set for Sunday night, May 25 at 7:30 PM.    On the  program will be the  358 Modifieds in two feature events, the URC Sprints in a pair of features joined by the ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legend Cars each  competing in their own 25 lap main event.  The 358 Modifieds and the URC Sprint features are make-up events from the October 2013 rain out.     All this great racing will be presented for an adult  general admission of $20, discounted from the regular $25 ticket price.   With a minimum of twenty- cars starting each feature, more than one-hundred race cars will take part in the Lucky 7 features only program.   In the event of rain, Monday, May 26 will be the rain date and carry a 6 PM starting time.  Some additional fan fun activities are being planned and will be announced shortly. 

The Thunder Series will also present the  8th Annual Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars in the Eastern Storm.   The Thunder Series and Grandview Speedway were the leaders in bringing USAC back east and the Eastern Storm Series continues to grow with the action-packed show.   Tuesday night, June 3 is the night the Eastern Storm returns to the hill and the Modern Day Cowboy, Daron Clayton will be returning in 2014 after his “on the edge wall banging” victory ride in 2013.   $6,000 will go to the winner of the 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic event and sharing this card will be the non-wing ARDC Midgets.   Race time is set for 7:30 PM.

Always a fan favorite event at Grandview is the return of the 410 sprints, after all, it was the 410 sprints that brought a start to Thunder on the Hill in August of 1990.  Tuesday night, July 1  the Pennsylvania Posse 410 Sprints challenge the “hill” in the Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series joined by the ROC Modifieds.   Race time is set for 7:30 PM and four time defending Thunder Series Sprint Champion Greg Hodnett is anxious to chase down another Thunder Victory.

On Tuesday night, July 30 the 410 Sprints will be on the program, this time joining the 17th Annual Traffic JAM for Modifieds sanctioned by ROC.   The Traffic Jam is rich in history with some of the all-time greats in modified racing winning this event.    In 2013, Duane Howard won his first Traffic Jam  with Danny Johnson taking the victory in 2012.  Other winners include Jeff Strunk 2011, Craig VonDohren 2010,  Brett Hearn   1998, 2002, 2007, 2009 ,  Billy Decker  2003, 2008, Alan Johnson  2006,  Tim Fuller 2005,  Tim McCreadie  2001, 2004, Frank Cozze 2000 and  Jimmy Horton taking the win in  1999.

The Thunder season finale will take place on Saturday night, October 18 with  the House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s joined by the Blast from the Past Vintage cars and the Monster Smash Demolition Derby all getting underway at 6 PM.  In the event of rain, Sunday, October 19 will be the rain date and carry a 4 PM starting time.

The one lap track records are also on the line in 2014.     In a 410 sprint, Jeff Shepard driving the ZEMCO sprinter  turned the one-third mile with a time of 11.443 established on May 21, 2008.   For the USAC Non-Wing sprint cars Kevin Thomas has quick time of 13.360 set on June 5, 2012 and in the Modifieds, Billy Decker holds the one lap quick time of 14.349 set on July 16, 2008.

In the twenty-four previous seasons of Thunder on the Hill, one-hundred and nine events were presented paying out in excess of $3,658,950 in prize money.   NAPA Auto Parts will be returning as the series sponsors joined by GALCO Business Communications and Lee Myles Transmission all part of a big season long 25th Anniversary celebration.   The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is a co-promotion between Grandview Speedway track owner Bruce Rogers and special events promoter Bob Miller.

Grandview Speedway season passes, that include admission to all Saturday night racing events (April through September) are now on sale for $350.   You season pass may be purchased at the March 29th Practice Day or, you may send a check payable to Grandview Speedway for the amount of $350.   Please be sure to include a self-addressed and stamped envelope and provide your name, address and telephone number, clearly written.  Mail your payment to:  Grandview Speedway   87 Wild Road Bechtelsville,  PA  19505.   Please check out the complete Grandview Speedway 2014 Schedule of Events at:  www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, just ten mile north of Pottstown, PA     Additional information on Grandview Speedway is available by calling 610-754-7688.   The  successful Berks County speedway is operated by Bruce Rogers and family.

For more information on the Thunder on the Hill racing events of 2014, please check out the full color event ads on our website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com   Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TOTHRacing.

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NEPA Race Car Show at Laurel Mall Officially Underway

(WEST HAZLETON, PA 2-9-14) The 1st annual NEPA Race Car Show at the Laurel Mall in West Hazleton is officially underway.

In the midst of yet another snow fall that hit the Hazleton area just as the cars were ready to enter the mall, race teams banned together in unison to help each other get inside safely and when all was said and done the mall was transformed into a great display of racing machines with an excellent variety of cars that competes throughout northeastern Pennsylvania.

Duane Mausteller’s Harry’s U-Pull It 360 Sprint Car that runs at Selinsgrove Speedway was the first car in. It is proudly parked in center court near JC Penney. From then on one after another trickled inward and took their assigned spots.

“I cannot say thank everyone enough who braved the weather and brought out their cars for the show,” said event organizer Dino Oberto.

“It shows the passion and pride that each and every one has in their mounts and how important it was for them to be part of the first ever NEPA Race Car Show.”

Despite a few cars that understandably could not make the tow due to the weather, over 40 vehicles of the scheduled 50 are in the show, a record number for the Laurel Mall.

Race tracks and regional organizations are well represented including the NEPA SCCA, Weatherly Hillclimb Association, Selinsgrove Speedway, Hamlin Speedway, Evergreen Raceway Park, Greenwood Valley Action Track, Mahoning Valley Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Blue Mountain Quarter Midget Club, Shellhammer’s Speedway and Fairway Motors.

The NEPA Race Car Show will run throughout the week from Monday February 9 through Saturday February 15.

Courtney Harrison, host of Inside Track on WNEP-TV 16 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, is the official judge for the Best Appearing Car award that is sponsored by Franzosa Trucking of Hazleton. Harrison will be at the mall on Friday afternoon, February 14, to make her selection. The winner will then be announced on Saturday, February 15 which will be a full day of activity.

Driver interviews will take place at center court near JC Penny starting at 2:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come out and meet all the racers for photos and autographs.

At 3:30 p.m., Tracy Berger-Carmen who recently authored the book, “Images of Sports: Nazareth Speedway” will be signing copies of her book that chronicle’s the history of the former Lehigh Valley race track.

On Friday evening, February 14, a Racers Night Out will be held at the Red Buzzard Pub which is located at 28th Street and PA Route 940 in Harleigh, (behind Fairway Motors) just a few miles from the Laurel Mall.

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Port Royal Season Seats And Passes Remain On Sale

Acquire now for exciting 2014 slate of events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/2/14

Port Royal – With the dawn of the 2014 racing season approaching at Port Royal Speedway, season seats and admission passes continue to be available. 

There is no increase in price for season seats and passes for the 2014 season as all rates remain unchanged from last season.  

The oval has Saturday, March 8 slated as a test and tune day from 1 – 4 pm, open to any racecars on the just released 2014 itinerary.

And then one week later, on March 15 at 6 pm the oval will host its first racing program of the new season as the 410 sprints and the super late models share a dual card in the season lidlifer.

With the deadline for season seat renewals now in the past, all seats are open for purchase at the oval.   

A season reserve seat for all oval racing events including fairweek races and the Oct. 25 World of Outlaws racing event in 2014 will again cost just $50.00.  This pass reserves seats only and is not good for general admission to any events during the upcoming season.

The cutoff to purchase a season seat that reserves a seat for the Oct. 25 program is noon on February 27.  Season seats purchased after that time will not be valid for the outlaws program although they remain in force for all other season show. 

New for 2014 is the declaration of the entire main aluminum grandstand as a SMOKE FREE environment.

Beginning with the 2014 season, NO SMOKING WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE MAIN GRANDSTAND at Port Royal Speedway.  This policy is only for the main grandstand. 

Smoking continues to be permitted in all other seating and viewing areas aside from the main aluminum grandstand.       

The Family Seating area of the main grandstand will continue to be provided in Section C, where no alcohol or smoking has been permitted since 2011. 

Patrons are urged to take note of this new MAIN GRANDSTAND NO SMOKING policy for 2014 when renewing or purchasing season-reserved seats for the next year.  

General admission season passes are also available, again at a cost of just $300.00, which does include general admission to all fairweek races in 2014 as well as all October events.

In addition, season pit passes are being offered, again at a price of $400 each while reserved fan parking spots behind the grandstand are being offered again for $50.00.   Please note that the parking passes will not be good for fairweek events.

Orders may be placed by phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by contacting the speedway office at 717.527.2303. 

Orders may also be submitted by mail by sending a check or money order made payable to Port Royal Speedway, to: Port Royal Speedway, Box 295, Port Royal, PA, 17082.

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Williams Grove Speedway 2014 Schedule Set, Opening Day Is March 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/22/14

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway has released its 2014 schedule of events for sprint cars with its 75th anniversary Opening Day races set for Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm, featuring both the 410 and 358 sprint cars and fireworks to help celebrate.

A test and tune program will pre-date the season opener, taking place at 1 pm on Sunday March 23.  The session will be open to 410 and 358 sprints, super sportsman, 358 late models and street stocks. 

In all, the high-powered, marquee division 410 sprint cars will compete in 33 programs during the 2014 Williams Grove season with numerous big events slated to take place. 

The 358 sprint cars will launch their 2014 campaign along with the 410 sprints on March 28 before returning 17 more times during the season including three other occasions when they will compete in tandem with the URC 360-powered sprints.

After the season lidlifter, the first big 410 sprint Williams Grove race of the season comes up on April 18 when the Spring Classic Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial is staged while kicking off the 2014 Diamond Series of races.

The Diamond Series is run each season comprised of a handful of the biggest oval races of the year, carrying their own points and a payoff at season’s end.

Other big Williams Grove 410 sprint races in 2014 include a pair of Pennsylvania Speedweek shows, kicking off the series Friday, June 27 before returning on Independence Day, July 4, with the highlight of Speedweek, the Mitch Smith Memorial.

Twin 20s for 410 sprints will be spun off on August 15 before the Jack Gunn Memorial with an Australian format twist, honoring the late Hall of Fame promoter, returns on August 29. 

The 410 sprints and a super sportsman championshp will make up the Billy Kimmel Memorial on Sunday, August 31. 

The STP World of Outlaws 410 sprint cars will be back at Williams Grove Speedway for their customary six annual shows at the historic oval spanning three weekends from May through October. 

The May weekend WoO stand spans May 16 and 17. 

The Summer Nationals for the World of Outlaws will take place July 18 and 19 before the premier drivers in the sport return to the Grove for the 52nd  annual World of Outlaws National Open on October 3 and 4.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will be hosted at Williams Grove on two occasions during the 2014 season, first appearing on April 25 and then again on June 13. 

The season will come to a close on Saturday, October 18 with the Fall Fest features-only program for 410 and 358 sprints, super sportsman and 358 late models. 

Starting time for all sprint car events at the track in 2014 aside from the season finale is set for 7:30 pm with warm-ups slated to take place 30 minutes prior. 

The super late models will make only one appearance at the track this season, early in the year on April 4. 

Also appearing during the year will be the PASS 305 sprints, ARDC Midgets and URC sprints. 

View the full schedule for both the sprint cars and the Saturday Night Series at www.williamsgrove.com.

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Port Royal Speedway Announces 30-date 2014 Schedule

World of Outlaws, All Stars, USAC, NDRL, URC, ARDC, ITTPA all part of itinerary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/20/14

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway and PRS Promotions has announced an exciting 2014 schedule of events at the Juniata County oval, set with its first date as the season opener on Saturday, March 15 featuring Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints and Gray’s Auto and Towing super late models at 6 pm.

The opener is predated by a test and tune session one week earlier, on March 8 from 1 – 4 pm, open to any division that is on the 2014 schedule of events.  

A total of 30 race dates at Port Royal Speedway in 2014 will bring all the best sanctioning bodies available in the country through the gates of the historic half-mile to compete for throngs of fans in waiting.

Again this season the oval will highlight 410 super sprints and super late models on a regular basis, racing together on most nights along with intermittent competition for econo late models, xtreme stocks (formerly known as enduro dash) and 305 sprints.

The 410 sprints will race regularly for $3,000 to win while super late models will vie for $1,500. 

Recently announced, the STP World of Outlaws sprint cars will put an end to what is sure to be a fantastic year at the revived oval with the tours first show at the track in a decade, coming up on October 25. 

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will again invade the oval on three occasions, for the lucrative Bob Weikert Memorial in late April and then again to cap off the annual Juniata County Fair with the running of the two-day Tuscarora 50 races on September 5 and 6.

New to the speedway this year will be the first-ever appearances by the NDRL – National Dirt Racing League Northeast Region super late models.

The NDRL circuit cars and stars will take center stage at the track twice in high-dollar, extra-distance shows, both times as the finale of two-day stints by the tour in the region.

The NDRL will race first on June 21 and again for the prestigious Butch Renninger Memorial on August 30 to open the Juniata County Fair.

Port Royal will host the finale of the 2014 Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek Series, this year hitting on Monday, June 2, as the Charlie Grinestaff Memorial. 

Other notable sprint car shows include the return of the wingless USAC sprint cars as part of the now annual Eastern Storm tour in June, a pair of Pennsylvania Speedweek shows in July and the Living Legends Dream Race in early August. 

Also appearing during the season will be the ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, All American Outlaws and 305 sprints.

The 2014 River Valley Builders 305 sprint series at the track will include 10 dates capped off by the third running of the Keystone RaceSaver 305 Sprint Blue Collar Classic weekend on October 10 and 11. 

Popular promotions returning for another year include Kids Easter Night April 19, Free Student Night May 3, Mothers Night May 10, Pepsi Night May 24, Salute To The Military May 31, EMMR/Penn Central Reunion Night June 7, Kids Night July 12 and Fire/Rescue EMS Night July 26.

Four camera and autograph nights will be held, one each in April, May, June and August.

Fan Appreciation Night, offering adult general admission of JUST $10 for a regular show, is set for June 14. 

New this year will be $1 hot dog night on April 5 and Motorcycle Night on August 9.   

Also at the track in 2014 will be a pair of meets for the ITTPA - Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers Association, on the speedway frontstretch coming up on June 28 and August 31. 

The 2014 slate includes nearly 20 shows for the super late models and over 25 dates for the 410 sprints along with numerous shows for the newly created 355 econo-late model division, replacing the pro stocks in 2014.

Formerly called the “enduro dash” division, several races are also planned for the newly named xtreme stocks.   

Visit portroyalspeedway.com to keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information and to view the newly released 2014 speedway slate of events.

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY 2014 SCHEDULE FEATURES 31 RACE DATES, 14 SANCTIONED EVENTS

Three Prestigious Races Will Pay $10,000-Plus To Win

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –  Selinsgrove Speedway and Raceway Park officials released the 2014 schedule of events today featuring 31 races at the Snyder County half-mile oval and 32 events at the one-fifth mile track this year.

Throughout the speedway’s 69th year, fans will have the opportunity to take in a variety of motorsports racing programs, including no less than 14 sanctioned events by regional and national touring open wheel and stock car divisions.

The seventh annual Race of Champions Icebreaker Weekend for modifieds will open the track’s 52nd consecutive season of racing March 14-15. Friday night’s race at 7:30 p.m. will showcase the 358 modifieds, with Saturday afternoon’s racing card featuring the big block and sportsman modifieds at 4 p.m.  

Selinsgrove Speedway will host its annual Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall March 16-21. Season reserved seat tickets will be on sale at the mall Sunday 1-4 p.m.; Monday-Thursday 6:30-9 p.m.; and Friday 6-7:30 p.m. The season kickoff ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Center Court.

The 410 sprint cars will make their first appearance of the season at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23. Other events for the 410 sprint cars include the Ray Tilley Classic (May 25), Jan Opperman Memorial/PA Speedweek Finale (July 6), and the Jim Nace Memorial/32nd Annual National Open (Sept. 13). For the second year in a row, the 44-lap National Open for 410 sprint cars will pay $12,000 to win.

The super sportsman and 305 sprint cars will join the 410 sprint cars on May 25 and July 6 for open wheel tripleheaders. 

Weekly Saturday night fanfare will consist of 358-360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. The first regular season show is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5. The Mach 1 Chassis/A&A Auto Stores 358-360 sprint cars will race for $2,000 to win on a weekly basis, while the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center late models will compete for $1,500 to win a regular show.

The United Racing Company (URC) 360 sprint cars will make six stops (April 19, May 10, June 28 Firecracker 30, July 26, Aug. 9 Kramer Cup, and Sept. 27) at the track, the most of any touring division. The Empire Super Sprint (ESS) 360 sprint cars will race three times on April 12, May 17 and Sept. 27, while the Patriot Sprint Series will make a single appearance June 14 for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial.

The 14th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 358-360 sprint cars will be co-sanctioned by ESS and URC Sept. 27; this year’s edition of the 358-360 sprint car Open will pay $10,000 to win. 

The Three States Flyers Late Model Series will make its inaugural appearance at the track May 3 in a $3,000 to win race.

Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center will sponsor the fifth annual Driver & Fan Appreciation Night July 19.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will return to sanction the 16th Annual Late Model National Open the weekend of Aug. 30-31. Saturday night’s “Showdown on Sandhill” will pay $8,000 to win, with Saturday’s 50-lap Late Model Open offering $10,000 to win. 

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile oval, will present weekly Friday night go kart and micro sprint car racing for the 14th season. A practice session for go karts will be held 3-6 p.m. Saturday, March 22.

The Maxxi Mid-Atlantic Dirt Series will open the season with a two-day sanctioned karting event the weekend of March 28-29. Regular season competition for go karts and micro sprint cars begins at 7 p.m. April 4.

Go karts will be featured in Burris Racing Tires events April 14, May 4, and July 13. Middleswarth Potato Chips will sponsor the annual Firecracker for go karts July 3.

The micro sprint cars will be featured in the 8th Annual All Star Championship Race in Memory of Roger Spencer Sept. 21.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2999.

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Super 410 Sprint Cars To Have Big Season At Port Royal Speedway

305 Sprint series returns April through October

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/19/14

Port Royal – With nearly 30 dates about to be released on the 2014 Port Royal Speedway schedule of events, over 25 of them will include the high-flying Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprint cars.

And the first of those more than 25 events is coming up as the season opener on Saturday, March 15 at 6pm when the winged sprints are joined by the super late models in the lidlifter.

The River Valley Builders 305 sprint series will be returning to the track in 2014 as well and will consist of 10 races at the track this season, spanning April through October.

The 305 series will again be highlighted by the third running of the Blue Collar Classic Keystone RaceSaver Sprints interregional challenge races on Columbus Day weekend, October 10 and 11.   

The historic oval recently announced the return of the World of Outlaws 410 sprint cars to the track on October 25 for the first time in a decade. 

But that show ends the season.

Before the outlaws race in October, the track will be visited three times by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, for both the late April Bob Weikert Memorial and again for the September Tuscarora 50 races.

The wingless 410 sprint super stars of USAC will make their third ever appearance at the track in 2014, in early June as part of the series Eastern Storm tour.   

First put on the schedule last year, the Fallen Heroes Championship for 410 sprints will again be the highlight of the Memorial Day weekend Saturday program, featuring fireworks. 

It will be just one of nearly 10 races at the track this season that will use qualifying time trials to set the lineups. 

The Pennsylvania Speedweek series will hit the track twice this season, first on Thursday, July 3 and again two nights later on July 5. 

And the now customary Living Legends Dream Race Honoree Night with an innovative main-event format for the sprinters will again be held on the first Saturday of August.

Back by popular demand will be another round of Open Wheel Madness featuring three prime open wheel sprint divisions, namely the 410 sprints, URC 358/360 sprints and 305 sprints, in late August. 

And the 410 sprints will of course be on hand and in top form for four shows during the annual Juniata County Fair, spanning Labor Day week in early September.

As usual the sprints will help open the fair on the night of the Butch Renninger Late Model Memorial on August 30 before returning for the nostalgic Labor Day afternoon classic and the two-day, September 5 and 6 Tuscarora 50 events to end the fair.

And that will set up the star-studded season finale at the track as the World of Outlaws return to the oval on October 25, preceded by a tune-up event on October 11.

The 2014 slate also includes nearly 20 shows for the super late models along with numerous shows for the newly created 355 econo-late model division, replacing the pro stocks in 2014.

Formerly called the “enduro dash” division, several races are also planned for the newly named xtreme stocks.   

The full Port Royal Speedway 2014 schedule of events will be released within the next seven to 10 days.

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars to Invade Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 25

Series returns to Pennsylvania half-mile dirt oval for first time in 10 years

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 15, 2014 -The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will invade Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway on Saturday, October 25, for the first time since 2004.

The event at the half-mile dirt oval in central Pennsylvania will be the final World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship race in the Keystone State for 20-time series champion Steve Kinser during his "Salute to the King" season. The race will be the eighth in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history at Port Royal, with winners including Donny Schatz (2004), Jason Meyers (2003) Brad Furr (2002), Danny Wood (2001), Doug Wolfgang (1987), Don Kreitz Jr. (1986), and Lynn Paxton (1979).

"We are proud to announce this show as the culmination of years worth of negotiations to bring the best in the sprint car business all back together again at Port Royal Speedway," says PRS Promotions pointman and Port Royal promoter Steve O'Neal. "Port Royal has the greatest fans anywhere and they've really supported us and come back to us over the last three years as we all have worked together to make Port Royal the kind of venue that can now host the World of Outlaws again."

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the public Feb. 4 at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets.

"Some of the most passionate sprint car fans anywhere in the world are in Pennsylvania, so we're looking forward to bringing the Outlaws back to Port Royal for the first time in 10 years," said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. "The fans have been asking to see the Outlaws at Port Royal for a long time. We're very excited to return and expand our schedule in Pennsylvania."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Port Royal Speedway is part of the final Northeast swing of the season that includes the Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Lernerville Speedway; the National Open weekend Oct. 3-4 at Williams Grove Speedway; and the World of Outlaws Showdown on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in conjunction with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

The Port Royal event will set the stage for the championship-deciding World Finals Nov. 6-7-8 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series kicks off the 2014 season Feb. 14 at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

For information about Port Royal Speedway, click www.PortRoyalSpeedway.com. For more on the World of Outlaws, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

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February 1 Deadline Looms For Port Royal Season Seat Renewals

Season Pass and Seat Sales Continue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/7/14

Port Royal – Season passes and seats for the 2014 racing season at Port Royal Speedway continue to be on sale. 

There is no increase in price for season seats and passes for the 2014 season as all rates remain unchanged from last season.  

A season reserve seat for all oval racing events including fairweek races in 2014 will again cost just $50.00.  This pass reserves seats only and is not good for general admission to any events during the upcoming season.

Current season seat ticket holders who wish to renew their seats for the new season must submit their payment and request for renewal before February 1, 2014 or surrender their seats.

New for 2014 is the declaration of the entire main aluminum grandstand as a SMOKE FREE environment.

Beginning with the 2014 season, NO SMOKING WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE MAIN GRANDSTAND at Port Royal Speedway.  This policy is only for the main grandstand. 

Smoking continues to be permitted in all other seating and viewing areas aside from the main aluminum grandstand.

The Family Seating area of the main grandstand will continue to be provided in Section C, where no alcohol or smoking has been permitted since 2011. 

Patrons are urged to take note of this new MAIN GRANDSTAND NO SMOKING policy for 2014 when renewing or purchasing season-reserved seats for the next year.  

General admission season passes are also available, again at a cost of just $300.00, which does include admission to all fairweek races in 2014.

In addition, season pit passes are being offered, again at a price of $400 each while reserved fan parking spots behind the grandstand are being offered again for $50.00.   Please note that the parking passes will not be good for fairweek events.

Orders may be placed by phone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by contacting the speedway office at 717.527.2303. 

Orders may also be submitted by mail by sending a check or money order made payable to Port Royal Speedway, to: Port Royal Speedway, Box 295, Port Royal, PA, 17082.

Stay up to date with all Port Royal news and events by visiting the oval’s official website at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Port Royal Speedway will open the 2014 season with a Test and Tune session on Saturday, March 8 from 1 – 4 pm before opening the season featuring the 410 sprints a week later on March 15 at 6 pm. 

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RACE DATES SET FOR THE 25TH SEASON OF THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES  AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
 
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will return to the Grandview Speedway in 2014 with five exciting race dates to celebrate the twenty-fifth season of the Thunder Series. 
 
Opening the season will be the LUCKY 7, a feature only format to include seven twenty-five lap features in one night of racing set for Sunday night, May 25 at 7:30 PM.    On the  program will be the  358 Modifieds in two feature events, the URC Sprints in a pair of features joined by the ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legend Cars each  competing in their own 25 lap main event.  The 358 Modifieds and the URC Sprint features are make-up events from the October 2013 rain out.     All this great racing for an adult  general admission of $20, discounted from the regular $25 ticket price.   With a minimum of twenty- cars starting each feature, more than one-hundred race cars will take part in the Lucky 7 features only program.
 
Race two of the Thunder Series will showcase the  8th Annual Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars in the Eastern Storm.   The Thunder Series and Grandview Speedway were the leaders in bringing USAC back east and the Eastern Storm Series continues to grow with the action-packed show.   Tuesday night, June 3 is the night the Eastern Storm returns to the hill and the Modern Day Cowboy, Daron Clayton will be returning in 2014 after his fan pleasing ride in 2013.   $6,000 will go to the winner of the 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic event and sharing this card will be the non-wing ARDC Midgets.   Race time is set for 7:30 PM.
 
A fan favorite event will return to Grandview on Tuesday night, July 1 when the Pennsylvania Posse 410 Sprints challenge the “hill” in the Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series joined by the ROC Modifieds.   Race time is set for 7:30 PM and four time defending Thunder Series Sprint Champion Greg Hodnett is anxious to chase down another Thunder Victory.
 
On Tuesday night, July 30 the 410 Sprints will be on the program, this time joining the 17th Annual Traffic JAM for Modifieds sanctioned by ROC.   The Traffic Jam is rich in history with some of the all-time greats in modified racing winning this event.    In 2013, Duane Howard won his first Traffic Jam  with Danny Johnson taking the victory in 2012.  Other winners include Jeff Strunk 2011, Craig VonDohren 2010,  Brett Hearn   1998, 2002, 2007, 2009 ,  Billy Decker  2003, 2008, Alan Johnson  2006,  Tim Fuller 2005,  Tim McCreadie  2001, 2004, Frank Cozze 2000 and  Jimmy Horton taking the win in  1999.
 
The Thunder season finale will take place on Saturday night, October 18 with  the House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s joined by the Blast from the Past Vintage cars and the Monster Smash Demolition Derby all getting underway at 6 PM.  In the event of rain, Sunday, October 19 will be the rain date and carry a 4 PM starting time.
 
The one lap track records are also on the line in 2014. In a 410 Sprint, Jeff Shepard driving the ZEMCO sprinter  turned the one-third mile with a time of 11.443 established on May 21, 2008.

For the USAC Non-Wing sprint cars Kevin Thomas has quick time of 13.360 set on June 5, 2012 and in the Modifieds, Billy Decker holds the one lap quick time of 14.349 set on July 16, 2008.
 
In the twenty-four previous season of Thunder on the Hill, one-hundred and nine events were presented paying out in excess of $3,658,950 in prize money.   NAPA Auto Parts will be returning as the series sponsors joined by GALCO Business Communications and Lee Myles Transmission all part of a big season long 25th Anniversary celebration.
 
Thunder on the Hill will be part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, January 10-11-12.  Please stop by the Grandview Speedway/Thunder on the Hill display located  in booths  608-609 -708-709.  The 2014 Grandview Speedway schedule will be available, including the race dates for the 25th Anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.
 
On display at the Grandview/Thunder booth will be the sportsman car driven by twenty-one year old Brett Kressley of Orefield, PA and the non-wing USAC sprint car driven by JR Berry.
 
For more information, please visit the Grandview Speedway website at:  www.grandviewspeedway.com or www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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8th ANNUAL USAC AMSOIL EASTERN STORM TO OPEN AT GRANDVIEW ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3, WITH STOPS AT NEW EGYPT, LINCOLN, PORT ROYAL & SUSQUEHANNA
 
Grandview Speedway and the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will kick off what is likely to be the best “Eastern Storm” assembled when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship heads East in June.   The Tuesday night, June 3 USAC Non-Wing sprints will open the eighth edition of the wildly popular “Eastern Storm”.    USAC will present five nights or racing at five different tracks from June 3 to June 8.
 
Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill will open the USAC Eastern Storm Series on Tuesday night, June 3rd  with the “Jesse Hockett Classic”, a 40 lap feature event that will pay $6,000 to the winner.  Hockett lost his life in a garage accident in 2010, just prior to heading east for the Eastern Storm.  The previous year at Grandview, Hockett absolutely thrilled the crowd by winning two USAC features on the same night.    The ARDC Midgets will be part of the Grandview Speedway Eastern Storm that will get underway at 7:30 PM.
 
The USAC Eastern Storm Series will then shift to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA  on Wednesday night, June 4.   The MACH 1 Chassis sponsored event will showcase the  URC 360/358 Super Series event with a 25 lap feature.  Race fans visiting the track in the “pigeon hills”  will get to see non-wing and winged sprint cars on the same night.   New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ will open their doors to the USAC Eastern Storm joined by the ARDC Midgets on Thursday night, June 5.    
 
USAC will take Friday night off although there is an outside  possibility of another option still being discussed.   On Saturday night, June 7,  the Eastern Storm will head to the Port Royal Speedway with ARDC being part of the show that gets underway at the always fast and furious half-mile.   The Eastern Storm Finale is set for Sunday night, June 8th  at  the Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, PA.   In the 2013 Eastern Storm at Susky,  Shane Cottle won a thriller that had the crowd on their feet for the final laps.
 
In the 2013 Eastern Storm event at Grandview Speedway,  “The Modern Day Cowboy”, Daron Clayton thrilled the crowd while bouncing off the walls  lap after lap to pick up his first "Eastern Storm" feature win.    2012 Grandview winner Bryan Clauson was again crowned the "Eastern Storm" champion  in 2013, backing up his mini-series championship from the year before en route to a second-straight National title.    Other previous winners at Grandview include Bobby East (2011), Jesse Hockett (2010), and two-time  winner Levi Jones.
 
Lincoln Speedway returns to the fold after two years off, and it is sure to see a new winner as Levi Jones had claimed both features at the famous central Pennsylvania track.   New Egypt had a one-year hiatus, but the favored USAC destination is back by popular demand in 2014.   Clauson won the most recent  visit in 2012 after Jones and Hunter Schuerenberg had won previous races on the sweeping 4/10-mile oval, known for fantastic USAC racing.
 
After being rained out in 2011, Port Royal Speedway will look for its third-consecutive race during the "Eastern Storm" after Damion Gardner and Dave Darland took victory the first two years.    Susquehanna was a newcomer to  the series in 2013 and saw a barnburner won by Shane Cottle in Pennsylvania  car owner Gene Franckowiak's #65.
 
All championship contenders are expected to return to action in USAC for 2013, including Clauson, who will defend his title along with the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #20 team.   He will again be challenged by  Darland, who looks to close in on the all-time National Sprint Car win record, as he trails Tom Bigelow by just five with 47 triumphs of his own.  "The People's Champ" from Lincoln, Indiana has finished second to Clauson  each of the last two years in the National Championship.
 
"Most Improved" driver Kevin Thomas, Jr. joined Clauson & Darland as each had seven wins on the tour in 2013. The Cullman, Alabama youngster will look to build on that as he takes on a teammate in veteran Jon Stanbrough.  Stanbrough sits 11th in all-time sprint car wins as he strengthens the  Michael Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star Motorsports team.
 
Another veteran returning in 2014 is Tracy Hines, who is trying to chase down Darland and Bigelow. Hines, with 45, is tied for fourth on the list and is one behind Jack Hewitt. Famed car entrants Hoffman Auto Racing will  campaign their familiar #69 into the "Eastern Storm" as they bring back  Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver Brady Bacon for year-two with the team.    Along  with them, 2012 "Wild Card" winner Chase Stockon attempts to improve on his fourth-place standing from last year, and crowd favorite Robert Ballou of
Rocklin, California is again expected to make the trip.
 
"The trip east has become one of the favorites on our schedule, for the fans, our competitors, and even us working with the series. We've had spectacular racing, especially in recent years, and the fans are really into the show these guys put on. We feel like we've assembled the best schedule yet for this trip, and we're excited to see it play out and try to give the racers a great stage for them to perform," USAC National Series Coordinator Jason McCord said.
 
Previous Eastern Storm Champions
2013    Bryan Clauson/Nobelsville, IN
2012    Bryan Clauson/Nobelsville, IN
2011    Levi Jones/Olney, IL
2010    Levi Jones/Olney, IL
2009    Cole Whitt/Alpine, CA
2008    Cole Whitt/Alpine, CA
2007    Levi Jones/ Olney, IL
 
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LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 2014 RACING SCHEDULE
DATE    TIME    PROGRAM
Sat, Feb 22    2:00 p.m.    OPENING DAY—“ICEBREAKER 30” for 410 Sprints ($3,500 to win)
Sat, Mar 1        2:00 p.m.    410 Sprints [rain date: Sun, Mar 2]
Sat, Mar 8         2:00 p.m.    410 Sprints [rain date: Sun, Mar 9]
Sat, Mar 15    2:00 p.m.    410 Sprints (plus open practice session)
Sat, Mar 22    6:00 p.m.    410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models
Sat, Mar 29    6:00 p.m.    410 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and Central PA Legends
Sat, Apr 5        7:00 p.m.    410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and All-American Outlaws
Sat, Apr 12     7:00 p.m.    410 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and 358 Late Models (ARCH Night)
Sat, Apr 19    7:00 p.m.    410 Sprint Car Spring Championship plus 358 Sprints and Street Stocks
Sat, Apr 26     7:00 p.m.    410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, May 3     7:30 p.m.    11th annaul Weldon Sterner memorial for 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and All-American Outlaws
Sat, May 10     7:30 p.m. (TT) : World of Outlaws Tune-Up for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints & Central PA Legends
Wed, May 14    7:30 p.m. (TT)  WORLD OF OUTLAWS for 410 sprints [rain date: Thurs, 5/15]
Sat, May 17     --    NO RACING
Sat, May 24     7:30 p.m. (TT) Annual Hilly Rife Memorial for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints and Central PA Legends
Sat, May 31    7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, & 4-Cylinder Stocks
Wed, June 4    7:00 p.m. (TT) USAC Sprint Car Eastern Storm plus URC 360/358 Super Series
Sat, June 7        7:30 p.m. (TT) Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr. memorial for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints and All-American Outlaws
Sat, June 14     7:30 p.m. (TT)  All Stars 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints
Sat, June 21    7:30 p.m.    410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, June 28    7:30 p.m. (TT) Pa Speedweek Show [15th annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial] ($7,000 to win) for 410 sprints plus Central PA Legends
Sat, July 5        7:30 p.m. 358 Sprint Car Championship Central PA Legends, and PASS RaceSaver (305) Sprints
Sat, July 12     7:30 p.m. (TT)  World of Outlaws Tune-Up for 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and All-American Outlaws
Thurs, July 17    7:30 p.m. (TT) WORLD OF OUTLAWS for 410 sprints [no rain date]
Sat, July 19     --    NO RACING
Sat, July 26        7:30 p.m.    410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 600 Modifieds
Sat, Aug 2        7:30 p.m.    358 Sprint Car Championship, Central PA Legends, 600cc Micro-Sprints, and All-American Outlaws
Sat, Aug 9         7:30 p.m.     410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Central PA Legends, & Sprint Car “Masters Classic”
Sat, Aug 16    7:30 p.m.    410 Sprints, ARDC Midgets, and EMMR Exhibition (York County Racing Club Night)
Sat, Aug 23    7:30 p.m.    410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, All-American Outlaws [Trail-Way/Lincoln “Shootout” weekend for 358 Sprints]
Sat, Aug 30    7:30 p.m.    410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and FIREWORKS [***Final points race for 410 Sprints***]
Sat, Sept 6        7:00 p.m.    358 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and PASS RaceSaver (305) Sprints [***Final points race for 358 Sprints***]
Sat, Sept 13    7:00 p.m. (TT) Sportsman 100 for Super Sportsman, plus 358 Late Models
Sat, Sept 20    7:00 p.m. (TT) Hank Gentzler Memorila for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints
Sat, Sept 27    6:30 p.m. (TT) “The Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne for 410 Sprints ($20,000 to win)
Sat, Oct 4         NO RACING
Sat, Oct 11    6:00 p.m.    410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends (Rain date for Gentzler Memorial) [FINAL RACE OF SEASON…This show carries a rain date of Sunday, 10/12]
Sat, Nov 15    6 a.m.-2 p.m.    Lincoln Race Car Flea Market
Sat, Nov 22    6 p.m.-12:30 a.m.    Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet


2014 LINCOLN SPEEDWAY NEWSLETTER

Season/Reserved & Bulk ticket Info

Now that the 2013 racing season is over, those of us at Lincoln Speedway would like to thank you for your support during the 2013 racing season. We would like to congratulate the 2013 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Champion, Fred Rahmer, the 358 Sprint Champion, Niki Young and the Thundercar Champion Brian Walls.

Opening day is scheduled for 2 PM on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

The 410 Sprints will give that "Edge of your seat racing action!" We’ll have a variety of racing divisions along with the sprints and 358 sprints.

Spectators can get ready for the 2014 season by getting a Christmas or Birthday gift for the race fan that already has everything.

A General Admission Season Pass can be purchased at a cost of $355. The 2013 the spectator saved $200 by buying a season pass.

If they enjoy going into the pits, they could acquire a Pit Season Pass at a cost of $480. The season pit pass holders from 2A13 saved $405.00.

These savings were on the actual races ran. Please note the new prices for season passes.

Also available are bulk tickets. These tickets have a $10 face value and can be purchased at a discount. The price for 1 to 4 tickets is $10 each. The price for 5 to 19 tickets is $9.50 per ticket and only $9.00 per ticket when 20 or more tickets are purchased.

Current reserved seat holders have a deadline of January 31, 2014 to renew their seats. There will not be any exceptions or other notices given. This guarantees the seat holder of every-race after the Purchase of a general admission ticket.

The lawn chair seats are $50 and the other seats cost $40 per seat. Lawn chair seats are standard seats in front of other bleacher seats. After the deadline date, any seats not paid for will be sold to spectators on the waiting list.

Reserved seats and tickets can be purchased at the Speedway office by appointment only or by mailing checks to:

134 Sarasota Circle
Carlisle, Pa 17015

or by calling 717-624-2755 for other information.

We are looking forward to a fantastic year of racing with some great racing action in all of our divisions.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Don Leiby, Bob Leiby, AIan Kreitzer

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Williams Grove Speedway
2014 Schedule

23-Mar     1:00     Test and Tune 410 Sprints/ 358 Sprints/ Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
28-Mar     7:30     75th Anniversary Opening Day 410 Sprints & 358 Sprints
4-Apr     7:30     410 Sprints & Super Late Models
11-Apr     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprints
18-Apr     7:30     Spring Classic 410 Sprints/ Sportsman & Hinnershitz Memorial/ EMMR Display
25-Apr     7:30     All Star Sprints & ARDC
26-Apr     6:30     Saturday Night Series Opener Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
2-May     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprints
3-May     6:30     Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
9-May     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprints- World of Outlaw Tune Up
10-May     6:30     Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
16-May     7:30     World Of Outlaw Sprint Cars & Fireworks
17-May     7:30     World Of Outlaw Sprint Cars Morgan Cup & Fireworks
23-May     7:30     410 Sprint Cars Charity Race/305 Sprints/EMMR Photo Shoot $Fireworks
24-May     6:30     Bill Heckert Memorial for Sportsman 25 Laps Double Points/ 358 Lates/ SS
30-May     7:30     YCRC Night 410 Sprints & 358 Sprints
31-May     6:30     YCRC Night Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
6-Jun     7:30     410 Sprints & URC 360/358 Sprints Challenge
7-Jun     6:30     Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks Twin 15s
13-Jun     7:30     All Star Sprints & PASS Racesaver 305 Sprints
14-Jun     6:30     Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks/EMMR Photo Shoot
20-Jun     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprint Championship Race
21-Jun     6:30     Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
27-Jun     7:30     410 Sprint Speed Week/ EMMR Track Time
28-Jun     6:30     Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
4-Jul     7:30     Mitch Smith Memorial 410 Sprint Speed Week/ 358 Late Models/Fireworks
5-Jul     6:30     Sportsman Firecracker 30/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks & Fireworks
11-Jul     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprints  World of Outlaw Tune Up
12-Jul     6:30     Sportsman/ 358 Late Models / Street Stocks
18-Jul     7:30     World Of Outlaw Sprint Cars Summer Nationals & Fireworks
19-Jul     7:30     World Of Outlaw Sprint Cars Summer Nationals & Fireworks
25-Jul     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprints EMMR Photo Shoot
26-Jul     6:30     Kids Night Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
1-Aug     7:30     410 Sprints & URC 360/358 Sprints Rislone Nationals
2-Aug     6:30     Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
8-Aug     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprints
9-Aug     6:30     Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
15-Aug     7:30     Twin 20's For Sprint Cars / ARDC / EMMR 75th Anniversary Display & Fireworks
16-Aug     6:30     Sportsman/ 358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
22-Aug     7:30     Kids Night 410 Sprints & URC 360/358 Sprints Challenge
23-Aug     6:30     Stock Car Champions Night Sportsman/358 Late Models/ Street Stocks
29-Aug     7:30     Jack Gunn Memorial Down Under 410 Sprints & Street Stocks & Fireworks
31-Aug     7:30     Billy Kimmel Memorial for 410 Sprints & Sportsman Championship & Fireworks
5-Sep     7:30     358 Sprints/ 358 Late Models Topless 30 Time Trials
12-Sep     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprints/ EMMR Photo Shoot
19-Sep     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprints
26-Sep     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprints World Of Outlaw Tune Up
3-Oct     7:30     World of Outlaw Sprint Cars National Open& Fireworks
4-Oct     7:30     World of Outlaw Sprint Cars National Open & Fireworks (Rain Date Oct 5)
10-Oct     7:30     410 Sprints & 358 Sprint Champions Night /EMMR Photo Shoot
18-Oct     5:30     Fall Fest 410 Sprints/ 358 Sprints/ Sportsman/358 Late Models/ (Features Only)

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TRACK CHAMPS HONORED; ROCKING CHAIR FOR EASH’S RETIREMENT

TRAIL-WAY TO ENTER 42ND SEASON IN 2014

Hanover, PA (12/07/13) – Drivers, crew members, and personnel celebrated another successful season at Trail-Way Speedway.  Awards were presented to 39 drivers from the five main divisions that raced during Trail-Way’s 41st season.  Announcer Scott Hockensmith thanked Precise Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, and One Stop Motors for their season sponsorship.

Jeff Rohrbaugh won his 5th 358 Sprint Car championship.  Rohrbaugh claimed this title by six points over Brad McClelland.  Rohrbaugh’s
season was highlighted by four wins and 15 top tens out of 18 starts.

McClelland also had a great season claiming 6 wins and 14 top fives. Cris Eash, who announced his retirement from racing this season, finished third in points.  Eash’s many accomplishments in auto racing included track championships at Lincoln and Selinsgrove Speedways, more than 130 feature wins, induction into the York County Racing Club Hall of Fame, and he was the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year in 1987.  Eash was presented with a rocking chair, with his name and car number painted on it, to enjoy in his retirement from racing. The Limited Stock Championship was awarded to Cory Weishaar. Weishaar’s season highlights were one feature win and 11 top tens in 16 starts.

Dan Furman was named 2013 Street Stock Champion.  Furman dominated the division with five wins and nine top tens out of 11 starts. Jim Young claimed the 600cc Micro Sprint title by one point over David Holbrook.  In fact, the top three were separated by only four points with Tyler Esh being awarded third in points.  Young  won one feature and had six top fives in 11 starts.

Steven Cox claimed the 270cc Micro Sprint Track Championship by five points over Cory Myers.  Cox’s season included four top fives in seven starts.

Brad Hostetter, race director, announced opening race dates for the 2014 season.  Trail-Way Speedway’s 42nd season will open with the Saturday program on March 22nd and the Friday program will begin April 5th.  The 2014 schedule will be posted on the website once it is complete, as will any race rule changes.

Motorama Races and Shows will be held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA on February 15-16, 2014.  Make sure you join us for the nation’s largest all indoor motorsports event with one million square feet of exhibit space and five rooms of racing! Discount tickets are available through the website (www.motoramaevents.com)  until February 1st.  For more information also visit the website.

For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at www.trail-wayspeedway.com.  The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered falls.

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NEPA Race Car Show Feb. 9-15 at Laurel Mall

(WEST HAZLETON, PA 12-7-13) The first Annual NEPA Race Car Show at the Laurel Mall in West Hazleton is slated to take place the week of February 9, 2014. Mall officials and event promoter Dino Oberto recently confirmed the dates.

The NEPA Race Car Show will be a week long affair and will include all types of race vehicles for display.

“We’re very excited about bringing a race car show back to the Laurel Mall for the first time in several years,” said Oberto, who is a motorsports journalist for the Hazleton Standard-Speaker and Bloomsburg Press-Enterprise and is PR Director for Lehighton’s Mahoning Valley Speedway as well as member of the media staff at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond.

“We had been looking for the past few years to come up with the right date and not conflict with any other off-season events in the region and this year everything all fell into place nicely. The Laurel Mall is a perfect setting to showcase the many different types of racers we have in Northeast Pennsylvania.”

While race car shows at the mall had been done in previous years, it was mainly for nearby Mountain Speedway. Oberto feels that by having a non-affiliated event that is not directly tied into one specific speedway, it opens the door for a more diverse group of cars to be staged.

“If you were to drive an hour from any direction of the Hazleton area you can find a race track. Paved, dirt, road circuit and drag strips are all encompassed. Yes there is a strong emphasis on oval racing but in this area we also have a very respectable contingent of road and drag racers. This show will be an opportunity for all of them to shine in front of the public,” said Oberto.

“And, you couldn’t ask for a better location. The Mall is just off of I-81 and not far from I-80 making it easily accessible.”

Plans call for cars to enter on Sunday, February 9 after the Mall closes at 5:00 p.m. The show will then run through Saturday, February 15. Cars will be removed at the end of that day which is 9:00 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon of the show, driver interviews will take place and the “Best of Show” award will be presented. Mall goers will have the opportunity to vote throughout the week for their favorite vehicle.

A Racers Night Out is being planned on Friday, February 14 at a yet to be determined location.

“We feel this has the makings of a something that can only grow and get better. We are appreciative to the Laurel Mall for giving us this opportunity. It’s amazing the number of calls we’ve gotten by racers to be part of the show just by word of mouth,” said Oberto.

Cars entered in the show will take up the common area of the Mall and space is expected to fill up quickly. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis.

Anyone interested in displaying their race cars can all 570-401-8168 or email dlmo@ptd.net for additional information.

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2014 EARLY SEASON RACE DATES

MALL MOTORSPORTS SHOW TO BE ANCHORED BY SPECIAL EVENTS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s annual motorsports show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall will run Sunday, March 16, through Saturday, March 22, according to track and mall officials.

For the first time in the show’s long-running history, it will be anchored by two high-profile racing events at the half-mile oval located just three miles south of the mall.

The seventh annual Race of Champions (RoC) Icebreaker weekend for modifieds will precede the mall show opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, featuring the 358 modifieds, and at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, with the big block modifieds taking center stage in the prestigious Icebreaker 40.

Setup for the mall show will take place between 9 and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 16.  The motorsports show will run daily through Saturday, March 22, and conclude with the presentation of the 2013 track championship rings by Dan Foss of Foss Jewelers and driver interviews in Center Court at 7:30 p.m. Race teams can register for the show after Jan. 1 by calling Steve Inch at 570.523.8420 or emailing publicrelations@selinsgrovespeedway.com.

To round out 10 straight days of motorsports events as part of the 2014 season kick off week, the 410 sprint cars will make their season debut at the track at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23.

The first four division show of the season featuring the speedway’s weekly 358-360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will hold an open practice session for go karts and micro sprint cars at 12 p.m. Sunday, March 30. The first full-points race of the season for go karts and micro sprint cars on the one-fifth mile track will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4.

Track officials expect to release the full schedule of events for the 2014 season shortly after Jan. 1. The 2014 rules for the speedway’s weekly divisions have been posted on selinsgrovespeedway.com.

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2999.

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Port Royal Governors Re-organize, Clark Elected To Fourth Term As JCAS Pres

PRS Promotions Renews For Five-Year Term

11/24/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Port Royal – The governing body of Port Royal Speedway and The Juniata County Fair, The Juniata County Agricultural Society recently completed its yearly reorganization and restructuring.

Re-elected to a fourth term as president of the society was Juniata County native and second-generation president, Mr. Donald Clark.

Re-elected as vice president of the society was Mr. Richard Aumiller.

Ms. Pattie Brenneman was officially elected as treasurer of the JCAS, a role she has fulfilled as a designee since March 2013.

Aside from Clark, Aumiller and Brenneman, the balance of the JCAS board for the 12-month term spanning 2014 has the following members seated: Ms. Beth Alleman, Mr. Steve Arnold, Mr. David Cisney, Ms. Joanne Heckert, Mr. Terry Landis, Ms. V. Sue Pontius, Mr. William Ritzman, Mr. Clark Simonton, Mr. Steve Stimely, Mr. Steve Swartz, Mr. Brian Towsey, Mr. Tom Wagner, Mr. Clarence Allen, Mr. Ron Fisher, Mr. Seth Koser and Mr. Curt Clark.

The JCAS has also announced that the promotional team of PRS Promotions headed by Promoter Steve O'Neal that includes Shawn Brouse and Shane Armstrong has been retained to manage, conduct and oversee racing at the revived fairgrounds oval for a new five-year term beginning with the 2014 season.

Underway currently at the fairgrounds and speedway is the widening and recontouring of the first and second corners of the oval.

Widening of the turns has now been completed so as to match the same effort that was completed in the third and fourth corners late in 2012.

In addition improved drainage systems have also been installed inside the corners, again to match that which was installed late last year at the opposite end of the track.

Resurfacing of all four corners of the speedway is next on the agenda along with total replacement of inside and outside guardrail from the end of the frontstretch, thorugh the corners to the beginning of the backstretch.

Visit the speedway website at portroyalspeedway.com for the latest track news and information and photos of the work currently underway.

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Heimbach, Naugle, Krape, Henry And Wagner Feted At Port Royal Banquet

Opening Day 2014 Set For March 15, Season Seats/Passes On Sale Dec. 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11/23/13

Port Royal – A capacity crowd of 300 filled the Port Royal Community Building Saturday night to honor Port Royal Speedway’s best performers of the 2013 season. 

Foss Jewelers of Lewistown and Mifflintown presented titlists in all five regular divisions at the track with championship rings to go along with their payoff checks and trophies.

Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove and the Jeff Creasy No. 12 410 sprint car team accepted laurels as the Aumiller’s Insurance sprint car champions while confirming plans to return to the track in 2014.

Heimbach had five wins on the season while qualifying for all 21 shows that he entered at Port Royal, finishing outside of the top ten only once in those shows while earning an average feature finish of fifth.

The balance of the top 10 in the sprint standings honored were Chad Layton, Mike Wagner, Dylan Cisney, Mike Erdley, Doug Esh, Lance Dewease, Keith Kauffman, Cliff Brian and Davey Sammons.

Port Royal’s Cisney took home Most Improved honors, posting an average finish of eighth in all 21 shows that he entered. 

Kauffman, the most prosperous driver in the history of the track who has now retired from the sport, was declared the sportsmanship honoree and drew a standing ovation from the entire room upon taking to the stage. 

Kauffman will represent the oval at the upcoming Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown banquet.

Mechanicsburg’s Rodney Westhafer was awarded Rookie of the Year honors with a 17th place finish in the points and an average feature finish of 10th. 

Local Terry Naugle likewise drew raucous applause from the crowd upon taking ownership of the Gray’s Auto and Towing late model championship trophy for his No. 71 team.

The title is the third overall of Naugle’s career at the track having also taken an enduro division crown in 2008 and a pro stock title in 2009. 

Naugle pocketed a single victory on the season and three runner-ups while qualifying for all 16 point shows conducted.

His average feature finish was seventh. 

Aside from Naugle, remaining late model honorees were Brett Schadell, Mike Lupfer, Tim Wilson, Matt Parks, Mitch Hack, Chad Hollenbeck, Mike Mort, Patrick Bryner and Trent Brenneman. 

With a fifth in the point chase, Parks earned Most Improved Driver honors with an average feature finish of third. 

Finishing 11th in the points, Jason Schmidt won Rookie of the Year laurels.

Hollenbeck earned Port Royal sportsmanship honors while Brenneman will represent the late model division as the sportsmanship driver at the ARCH banquet. 

Tim Krape took home the title of Pro Stock champion for the fourth time in his career since the division began in 1998.

Krape’s average finish in the 12 shows he ran was 1.3 with nine victories bolstering his average. 

Scott Landis, Nate Fisher, Andrew Shoop, Kyle Rapp, Nate Stroup, Chase Bowsman, Dan Berry, Dave Berry and Tim Fedder rounded out the top 10 honorees.

Fedder earned sportsmanship honors while Rapp took Rookie of the Year with an average feature finish of fourth to his credit. 

The top five point earners in the Juniata Tire Sales enduros and the River Valley Builders 305 sprints were also honored.

Deron Henry won the enduro dash title with a lone victory and an average finish of fourth.

Jared Fulkroad, Pete Leister, Bill Powell and Jason Davis completed the top five.

Fulkroad was declared the sportsmanship award winner. 

Logan Wagner accepted honors as the first ever 305 sprint series track titlist. 

Wagner qualified for all seven 305 shows conducted, earning a trio of wins and an average finish overall of fourth. 

The Harrisonville driver announced he will compete in weekly 410 sprint action at Port Royal in 2014.  

Eric Parker, Kody Lehman, Scott Ellerman and Jason Berstresser completed the top five honorees.

Port Royal Speedway will open the 2014 season with a Test and Tune session on Saturday, March 8 from 1 – 4 pm before opening the season featuring the 410 sprints a week later on March 15 at 6 pm. 

Port Royal season seats and passes for the 2014 season will go on sale December 2.

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FRED RAHMER ENDS CAREER WITH 11TH TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

Niki Young wins first Lincoln 358 Sprint Title

YORK, PA, 11/23/13 - Lincoln Speedway track champions and special year-end awards were handed out at the Holiday Inn in York Saturday night, November 23rd. More than 200 people were in attendance to watch the crowning of the 410 sprint, 358 sprint, and thundercar champions for 2013 and the top eight point series finishers in the combined Lincoln/Trail-Way Precise Racing Series/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Late Model Point Series. The top finishers in the season-long point series for all four divisions were honored as well as special awards.

RAHMER CLAIMS 11TH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET LINCOLN TITLE IN FINAL SEASON

For the 11TH in the last 20 years, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Fred Rahmer was crowned track champion in 2013. In 28 races, Rahmer scored three wins, 26 top-10s, and 22 top-fives in his final season of competitive 410 sprint car racing in the Pigeon Hills. The annual Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Senior Memorial was career win number 168 with good friend and three-time NASCAR Champ Tony Stewart in the field, and Rahmer’s 169th and final career Lincoln win came on Fisher Auto Parts Night August 24th.

It was also the first track titles for car owner Rob Sell and sponsor JM Bullion. Rahmer’s title also secured Moon Byers and Freddie Rahmer the Mechanics of the Year award.

Four-time track champ (2008-2011) Brian Montieth of Phoenixville was the winningest driver during the year, with seven feature victories on the season, upping his career Lincoln win total to 41, passing Johnny Mackison, Sr. and Lance Dewease for seventh on the all-time win list. Montieth finished second to Rahmer in points with 23 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes on the year. Among his big wins were the “Ice Breaker 30” opener, the annual Hilly Rife Memorial, the annual Brandon Little Memorial/Fallen Firefighters Night, the annual Hank Gentzler Manufacturers Appreciation Race, and the Kenny Weld Memorial.

The other three-time winners during the season were third-place Alan Krimes (who won the annual All-Start Circuit of Champions show) and sixth-place Brent Marks. Double winners during the season were 2012 track champ Danny Dietrich (who won the May World of Outlaws show), Greg Hodnett, Jim Siegel, and Logan Schuchart.

Cole Duncan joined Schuchart as first-time winners in 2013.

Single winners during the season were most-improved driver Glenndon Forsythe, Stevie Smith, and Adam Wilt.

Jim Siegel and Cory Haas finished fourth and fifth in season points.

Third-generation driver Jordan Mackison, who finished the season 14th in points, was recognized as Lincoln’s 2013 rookie of-the-year, one year after older brother Hunter took the same honor.

Completing the top-10 in season points were Ryan Smith, Adam Wilt, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Dietrich.

All told, there were 12 different winners in 28 races at Lincoln in 2013.

Rahmer left two other lasting marks in his final year, setting a new track record for both one lap (13.089 seconds) and 25 laps (6:20.436).

Post-weight rule track records were also set in 2013 by Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (six laps at a time of 1:24.420), Brent Marks (ten laps at a time of 2:12.817), and all-time one-lap track record holder Lance Dewease (12 laps at a time of 2:48.149).

2013 SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (410 Sprints)
Super Sprint Champion – Fred Rahmer
Mechanic of the Year – Moon Byers and Freddie Rahmer
Rookie of the Year – Jordan Mackison
Sportsmanship Award – Cory Haas
Most Improved Driver – Glenndon Forsythe

NIKI YOUNG CLAIMS FIRST LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 358 SPRINT CAR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

In a season that saw 13 different winners in 21 events, East Berlin’s Nike Young was the most consistent of all drivers in claiming his first-ever track title in the 358 sprint car division.

And it came down to the final laps of the final points race, with Young’s fourth-place finish just good enough to hold off two-time track champ and second-place finisher Jeff Rohrbaugh for a 10-point final margin of victory for the track title. Young’s third win of the year came in the final race of the season (a non-points race) and boosted his career win total to eight, moving him into a tie with Brian Seidel and Eric Stambaugh for tenth on the all-time Lincoln 358 sprint win list. Young scored 19 top-10 and 15 top-five finishes in 21 events.

Rohrbaugh, who won twice, finished in the top-10 16 times, and scored 10 top-five finishes, settled for second in season points. His two wins moved him into a four-way tie with Billy Dietrich, Greg Leiby, and Adrian Shaffer for sixth-place on the all-time Lincoln win list with nine.

Austin Hogue of Manchester was the winningest driver in the 358 sprint division with five wins on the season. He missed a few shows and finished fifth in season points on the heels of 17 top-10 and 13 top-five finishes.

Tyler Ross, who was one of seven first-time winners during the season recorded 16 top-10 and 11 top-five finishes en route to third in season points and was recognized as the division’s most improved driver in 2013.

2012 track champ Tim Wagaman (fourth in season points), Matt Campbell, J.B. Cunningham, Chase Dietz, Chandler Leiby, Austin Reed, and Ross were among the other first-time Lincoln winners.

Campbell, Dietz (voted the division’s rookie of-the-year, and Leiby all scored their first career wins before their 16th birthdays.

Sixth through tenth in season points were Dietz, Brie Hershey, Matt Findley, Dale Hammaker, and Chris Arnold.

2013 SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS (358 Sprints)
358 Sprint Champion – Nike Young
Rookie of the Year – Chase Dietz
Sportsmanship Award – Cody Fletcher
Most Improved Driver – Tyler Ross

2013 LINCOLN SPEEDWAY FINAL POINT STANDINGS
410 SPRINTS
1. Fred Rahmer 8180
2. Brian Montieth  8015
3. Alan Krimes 7935
4. Jim Siegel 7315
5. Cory Haas 7185
6. Brent Marks  7025
7. Ryan Smith 6960
8. Adam Wilt  6810
9. Gerard McIntyre Jr.  6805
10. Danny Dietrich 6755
11. Billy Dietrich 6165
12. Glenndon Forsythe 6090
13. Logan Schuchart 5585
14. Jordan Mackison  4940
15. Hunter Mackison 4895
16. Robbie Kendall 4580
17. Jacob Allen 4575
18. John Rudisill  4335
19. Ryan Wilson  3975
20. Greg Hodnett 3765
 
358 SPRINTS
1. Niki Young 6090
2. Jeff Rohrbaugh 6080
3. Tyler Ross 5970
4. Tim Wagaman 5885
5. Austin Hogue 5805
6. Chase Dietz 5640
7. Brie Hershey 5505
8. Matt Findley 5450
9. Dale Hammaker 5160
10. Chris Arnold 4525
11. Brian Allman 4480
12. Chandler Leiby 4295
13. Ted Thomas Jr. 3710
14. Michael Hamer 3685
15. Cody Fletcher 3635
16. Ashley Cappetta 3580
17. Jay Galloway 3485
18. Ryan Wilson 3375
19. Mike Bittinger 2970
20. Doug Hammaker 2810
 
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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES $2,000-TO-WIN WEEKLY 358-360 SPRINT CAR SHOWS IN 2014

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway officials announced the weekly 25-lap 358-360 sprint car main events will pay $2,000 to win out of a purse totaling $9,985.00 at the track in 2014. Special events throughout the season will also showcase higher-paying purses.

At the conclusion of the 2013 season, promoter Charlie Paige announced the historic Snyder County oval will start to transition to 360 cubic-inch sprint car racing in 2014. The 360 sprint cars will join the 358 sprint cars, which have been the track’s headline open wheel division since 2001, as part of the weekly racing programs next year.

Track officials recently acknowledged a discrepancy in the division’s top wing specifications and will be posting revisions on selinsgrovespeedway.com later this week. The track will be adopting the top wing specifications utilized by the national American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), as well as legal wing configurations currently permitted in central Pennsylvania 410 and 358 sprint car competition. 

Dates for the speedway’s 2014 Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall are being finalized and will be announced soon. Race car show registrations will be taken starting after Jan. 1 by calling 570.523.8420.

Selinsgrove Speedway’s 2014 season opener will be the Race of Champions Icebreaker Weekend for 358 modifieds and big block modifieds Friday and Saturday, March 14-15. The full 2014 season schedule will be released after Jan. 1.

In other news, the Nov. 29 Black Friday go kart race at Selinsgrove Raceway Park has been cancelled.

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2999.

Selinsgrove Speedway 2014 358-360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,000 2) $1,000 3) $800 4) $650 5) $550 6) $450 7) $400 8) $350 9) $335 10) $325 11) $300 12) $275 13) $250 14) $240 15) $230 16) $215 17) $210 18) $205 19-24) $200

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Dewease To Pilot the Dietz No. 14 in 2014

PETERSEN MEDIA: Lance Dewease is pleased to announce that he has come to terms with Scott and Chris Dietz to pilot their C.C. Dietz Builders/Hess Ornamental Iron No. 14 machine in Pennsylvania in the 2014 season.

“I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to drive for the Dietz’s,” Dewease said. “2013 was a rough year performance wise, and I am hoping we can put together a great year together.”

The Dietz car has been prevalent in the Pennsylvania area for the last few years, and the most recent drivers they’ve had have been Gerard McIntyre, Brian Leppo, and Kevin Nouse, and they are looking forward to teaming up with Dewease.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Lance Dewease drive our car,” Scott Dietz said. “He has so much knowledge, and so much talent, we could not be any more thrilled to see what the 2014 season has to offer.”

Aside from C.C. Dietz Builders and Hess Ornamental Iron backing this machine, longtime Dewease supporter, Donny Owens, and his company, Conduit Connections will continue to support the Fayetteville, PA driver.

Dewease also has a host of longtime product sponsors that will follow him on this new endeavor.

“I am very fortunate to have some great people behind me, and support me year after year,” Dewease said. “We are all looking forward to this opportunity, and hope we can put together a successful season.”

While other things are still being worked out, Lance will again utilize Rider Racing Engines under the hood of this machine.

With the arrangement being so fresh, the team doesn’t quite have an exact plan schedule wise, but are hoping they can attract a few more sponsors to create a very tough schedule.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-78, Wins-3, Top 5’s-32, Top 10’s-57.

ON TAP: Dewease will return to action on November 16th at the Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, PA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports.

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Knaub, Eichelberger, Ross And Kreitz Claim Williams Grove Finales

10/26/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Gene Knaub, Rich Eichelberger, Tyler Ross and Don Kreitz Jr. took the feature events at Williams Grove Speedway’s Fall Fest on Saturday night to close the 2013 racing season.

Knaub, the winner of the 20-lap 358 late model feature, started third in the field and led every circuit of the caution-laden affair to pick up his fifth victory of the season at the track.

Early in the race Bobby Beard trailed Knaub before JR Rodriguez took over late for the spot.

Chaz Walls, Travis Mease and Pat McNeal rounded out the top five.

Eichelberger started on the pole of the super sportsman main and wired the field for his victory that was his second of the year at the oval and the 83rd of his overall career anywhere.

Eichelberger too was forced to lead in a frequently slowed event. 

Eighth starter Scott Geesey powered into second with five laps to go in the 20-lap main but failed to challenge Eichelberger for the win. 

Carmen Perigo Jr., Russ Mitten and Bobby Hockenberry took the top five spots at the finish.

The son of veteran open wheel racer Sam Ross, Tyler Ross wired the field for his victory in the 358 sprint feature event. 

He was chased the entire distance by Chandler Leiby and Ryan Wilson.

Point champion Kevin Nouse started 12th in the field and took fourth spot with seven laps to go in the 20-lap main. 

Austin Hogue rounded out the top five.

Kreitz started 10th in the 410 sprint main and put on a driving clinic to record his fourth win of the season at Williams Grove Speedway.

Rick Lafferty led from the outset from the pole with Pat Cannon chasing him.

Kreitz was up to sixth by the sixth lap and used his traditional low lane to mow down the competition, getting by Danny Dietrich, Steve Buckwalter, Brian Montieth and others until he came up on teammate Ryan Smith.

Smith tried to defend the third spot by taking Kreitz’s line away but the Sinking Spring veteran simply switched methods and raced just off of Smith’s right rear, through the middle, to snare third.

Cannon fell victim to a low pass by Kreitz for second and then Kreitz again had to change it up to get by Lafferty running to his outside with nine laps to go. 

Kreitz pulled away to the finish after taking control to close the year with a victory.

Brian Montieth roared around the top groove late to cross in second followed by Lafferty, Cannon and Smith.

Point champions Kevin Nouse, 358 sprints; Fred Rahmer, 410 sprints; Don Kreitz Jr., Diamond Series (410 sprints); and Frankie Herr, super sportsman; were honored with trophy presentations during the night.

Special awards were also handed out in the 410 and 358 sprint divisions.

Rookie of the Year honors in the 410 sprints went to Ryan Wilson while Moon Byers and Fred Rahmer III. shared Mechanic of the Year awards. 

The 410 sprint Jerry Reigle Sportsmanship Award went to Kreitz.  Most Improved laurels went to Ryan Smith.

In the 358 sprints, Rookie of the Year went to Austin Hogue and sportsmanship went to Jay Galloway.   

October 26, 2013 Feature Finish:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Don  Kreitz Jr., 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Rick Lafferty, 4. Pat Cannon, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Steve Buckwalter, 7. Brent Marks, 8. Danny Dietrich, 9. Adam Wilt, 10. Lance Dewease, 11. Greg Hodnett, 12. Glenndon Forsythe, 13. Derek Sell, 14. Rodney Westhafer, 15. Tim Glatfelter, 16. Troy Fraker, 17. Mark Zimmerman, 18. Ryan Slothower, 19. Bradley Howard, 20. Jim Shuster, 21. Logan Schuchart, 22. Jacob Allen, 23. Bobby H oward, 24. Jay Reichard

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Tyler Ross, 2. Chandler Leiby, 3. Ryan Wilson, 4. Kevin Nouse, 5. Austin Hogue, 6. Jay Galloway, 7. Kody Lehman, 8. Adrian Shaffer, 9. Jordan Givler, 10. Doug Hammaker, 11. Alan Spriggle, 12. Scott Wilson, 13. Ryan Higgins, 14. Brian Alleman, 15. Dale Hammaker, 16. Zach Eucalano, 17. Chris Shuttlesworth, 18. Mike Markey, 19. Brie Hershey

Super sportsman, 20 laps: 1. Rich Eichelberger, 2. Scott Geesey, 3. Carmen Perigo Jr., 4. Russ Mitten, 5. Bobby Hockenberry, 6. Mike Enders, 7. Chris Meleason, 8. Paul Miller, 9. Tom Wyckoff, 10. Kenny Edkin, 11. Doug Dodson, 12. Steve Wilbur, 13. Dave Berkheimer, 14. Todd Leonard, 15. Eric Walker, 16. Lanny Hake, 17. Scott Dellinger, 18. Rick Barr, 19. Duaine Smith, 20. Jay Fannasy, 21. Dave Socks, 22. Chad Criswell, 23. Frankie Herr, 24. Stan Wanner

358 late models, 20 laps: 1. Gene Knaub, 2. JR Rodriguez, 3. Chaz Walls, 4. Travis Mease, 5. Pat McNeal, 6. Dave Latshaw, 7. John Ebersole, 8. Carl Leach, 9. Steve Stitt, 10. Chad Julius, 11. Randy Croop, 12. Tom Smith, 13. Mike Walls, 14. Bobby Beard, 15. DJ Mease, 16. Zach Kauffman, 17. Ken Stitt Jr.

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GREG HODNETT TO PILOT THE #27 HEFFNER RACING 410 SPRINT CAR

Hellertown, PA…Heffner Racing Enterprises is pleased to announce that former World of Outlaws driver Greg Hodnett will join the team for the 2014 season. Hodnett, from Thomasville, PA, is well-known and well-liked on the Central Pennsylvania sprint car circuit and the latest of legendary drivers to pilot the Heffner sprinter.

“By comparison, I haven’t been a team owner for very long. But I have been fortunate to work with some of the best drivers in sprint car racing—many of whom I grew up watching,” says team owner Mike Heffner. “We are thrilled that Greg Hodnett will be part of the team next year.”

As a full time career driver, Hodnett’s livelihood is dependent on how well he and his team perform on the track.

“Heffner Racing’s philosophy is to do the best they can—they definitely want to win races and put forth every effort to be competitive. That’s important to me because it’s what I do for a living,” said Hodnett. “But also as a leader, Mike wants the team to enjoy themselves and have fun. It’s a good balance and I’m confident we can be successful.”

Hodnett replaces Lance Dewease, another Central PA icon, whom Heffner has nothing but good things to say about. Both drivers will run tomorrow night’s Fall Fest at Williams Grove Speedway—Dewease in the #27, Hodnett in the #27H.

“It was a true honor working with Lance Dewease during 2013. He, too, is a legend in the world of sprint car racing. I appreciate his efforts,” said Heffner. “It will be exciting to watch them race as teammates at Williams Grove tomorrow.”

Heffner expressed his thanks to Lance and the crew--Matt, Jeff, Chet, Jake and Barry—and special thanks to Donnie Owens and Conduit Connections for all of their support. Also to sponsors Lelands.com, Conduit Connections, Pasquariello Auto Shop, Legendary Pictures.

Hodnett, 44, started racing when he was 16 years old. His impressive resume started with Rookie of the Year. His career has spawned four Speedweek championships (including 2013); a Williams Grove National Open win; numerous Central Pennsylvania Point Series championships, several Williams Grove Speedway and other track championships and a second place, some top-fives and a preliminary race win at the Knoxville Nationals.

For more information on Heffner Racing, visit www.HeffnerRacing.com. Follow the team on Facebook at @HeffnerRacing. On Twitter at @HeffnerRacing. To learn more about Greg Hodnett, visit www.greghodnettmotorsports.com. To speak with Mike Heffner or Greg Hodnett directly, contact Suzan French, 917-284-8523, sfrench@flackshack.com.

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY TO TRANSITION TO 360-CI SPRINT CAR RACING IN 2014

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway promoter Charlie Paige announced today the track will make the transition to 360-cubic inch sprint car racing beginning in 2014.

The 360 sprint cars will join the 358 sprint cars, which have been the track’s headline open wheel division since 2001, as part of the weekly racing programs next year. The track’s super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will also be returning for the new season. 

The much-anticipated decision to feature the 360 sprint cars was made in an effort to increase car counts, provide competitive racing, and promote an open wheel division that continues to grow nationally.

Next year the 358 and 360 sprint cars will be permitted to compete with the 16- or 25-square-feet top wings.  Additional rules and specifications for the sprint cars will be finalized and released in the coming weeks.

Selinsgrove Speedway’s 2014 season opener will be the Race of Champions Icebreaker Weekend for 358 modifieds and big block modifieds Friday and Saturday, March 14-15.

Track officials will also be announcing the 2014 dates for the annual motorsports show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall soon.

This Saturday, Oct. 26, the DH&L Fire Co. will hold a race car flea market on the speedway grounds beginning at 7 a.m. Setup will be at 5 a.m. 

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2999.

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“THE LAST CALL” FOR FRED RAHMER BECOMES “SEND OFF SUNDAY” FOR LOGAN SCHUCHART

Rahmer & Cris Eash end sprint car careers with top five finishes in 410, 358 sprint car features

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 10/20/13 –“Fred Rahmer’s a great guy. I’ve only been able to race with him for my first two years, but he’s a heck of a race car driver and a legend, and made the PA Posse what it is.”

So said Logan Schuchart after claiming “The Last Call” 25-lap 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Sunday night.

“We hoping that some of us young guys can take the torch and kick the Outlaws butts for another 35 years for him,”added Schuchart.

After Lincoln recognized Fred Rahmer’s brilliant 35-year career in a retirement tribute at intermission, Schuchart scored the win at his home track in his final Lincoln race before joining the World of Outlaws for the 2014 season.

“We’re going to the World of Outlaws next year,” said Schuchart, “I’m proud to win our last race at Lincoln as a home town guy,” added Schuchart, “Pennsylvania is my home. I love racing here every week. I love sprint car racing. There’s nothing like it.”

Joining his nephew on the World of Outlaws tour next year will be Jacob Allen, who finished seventh in Lincoln’s final race of the season.

An inversion of eight following time trials and qualifying placed Schuchart on the outside of the front row for the start. He chased polesitter Tim Glatfelter the first two laps before grabbing the lead. He led the rest of the way, despite late-race pressure from tenth-starting and hard charger Danny Dietrich, who actually passed Schuchart for the lead in lapped traffic as the final caution came out for a spinning Brent Marks exiting turn four of lap 23. But on the final restart, Schuchart pulled away from the 2012 track champ to score his second win of the year and second career 410 sprint car victory.

Counting the $4,000 winner’s share, $519 bonus from Miller Brothers Chevrolet (representing Rahmer’s 519 career wins), and lap money ($35 per lap to the leader representing Rahmer’s 35 years of racing), prize money for Schuchart’s win totaled $5,324.

Dietrich settled for second, with Lance Dewease, Rahmer, and Brian Montieth completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Greg Hodnett (in the John Trone sprinter at Lincoln for the final time), Jacob Allen, Glaltfelter, Kyle Moody, and Steve Owings.

410 Sprint heats were won by Danny Dietrich, Allen, and Hodnett.

In his final career race, fast time in time trials over the 22-car field was set by Fred Rahmer with a one-lap time of 13.435-seconds (100.484 mph).

Former car owners Bob Stewart, Al Hamilton, and Jim and Sandy Kline, best friend Don Ott, long-time sponsors Bob Palmer and Tom Linder from Miller Brothers Chevrolet, and wife Debbie were among those who recognized Rahmer in during a ceremony in victory lane at intermission. The ceremony also included pre-recorded messages from World of Outlaw stars Doug Wolfgang and Steve Kinser.

Niki Young added an exclamation point to his championship season by scoring his third win of the year in the 20-lap 358 sprint car finale. After a flip by third-starting Dale Hammaker (who was uninjured) in turn one of the start, Young started third and chased polesitter Cris Eash (running the final race of his career) for the first six laps before taking the lead on lap seven.

Young led the rest of the way to score his eighth career Lincoln. Eash lost three spots when he did a ‘360’ in turn two, but kept going and crossed fifth at the end. Second through fourth were ’13 Williams Grove champ Kevin Nouse, Central PA point series champ Austin Hogue, and 2012 Lincoln champ Tim Wagaman.

Sixth through tenth were Chandler Leiby, Mike Bittinger, Matt Findley, Nathan Berwager, and Doug Hammaker.

358 Sprint heats were won by Ryan Wilson, Nouse, and Young

Sunday night’s “Last Call” program closed out the season at Lincoln. Upcoming events include the Lincoln race car flea market on Saturday, November 16th and the track annual award banquet on Saturday, November 23rd.

Lincoln will open the 2014 outdoor racing season in the Northeast on Saturday, February 22nd with a 410 sprint car-only show beginning at 2:00 p.m.

410 SPRINTS Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart ($5,324); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 27-Lance Dewease; 4. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 39-Greg Hodnett; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody; 10. 35-Steve Owings; 11. 92-Tyler Ross; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich; 13. 22T-Matt Boland; 14. 25-Aaron Ott; 15. 56-Tim Wagaman; 16. 747-Davey Sammons; 17. 19M-Brent Marks; 18. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher; 20. 2D-Chase Dietz; 21. 5-Justin Barger (DNF); 22. 4-John Rudisill (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-2), Logan Schuchart (3-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 56-Tim Wagaman; 7. 2D-Tim Dietz; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher. Time – 2:25.842

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 92-Tyler Ross; 6. 25-Aaron Ott; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe. Time – 2:28.383

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 39-Greg Hodnett; 2. 27-Last Dewease; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody; 4. 747-Davey Sammons; 5. 5-Justin Barger; 6. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 7. 4-John Rudisill (DNF). Time – 2:29.954

TIME TRIALS - 1. 20S-Fred Rahmer, 13.435 seconds (100.484 MPH); 2. 19m-Brent Marks, 13.494; 3. 27-Lance Dewease, 13.524; 4. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.542; 5. 92-Tyler Ross, 13.686; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.714; 7. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 13.715; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.767; 9. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.785; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.791; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.841; 12. 747-Davey Sammons, 13.935; 13. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.952; 14. 35-Steve Owings, 13.964; 15. 22t-Matt Boland, 14.096; 16. 56-Tim Wagaman, 14.152; 17. 25-Aaron Ott, 14.204; 18. 4-John Rudisill, 14.212; 19. 2d-Chase Dietz, 14.213; 20. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.228; 21. 5-Justin Barger, 14.289; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher, 14.404.

358 SPRINTS Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 17E-Cris Eash; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 12-Mike Bittinger; 8. 28-Matt Findley; 9. 85-Nathan Berwager; 10. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 11. 69-Shane Hoff; 12. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 13. 94T-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 14. 4-Dwight Leppo; 15. 29-Ryan Wilson; 16. 10-Zach Eucalano; 17. 97-Brie Hershey; 18. 1W-Brock Zearfoss; 19. 83-Troy Wagaman; 20. 47-Michael Hamer; 21. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 22. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF); 23. 66-Dale Hammaker (DNF); 24. 3W-Duane Watson (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Cris Eash (1-6), Niki Young (7-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 29-Ryan Wilson, 2. 66-Dale Hammaker; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 10-Zach Eucalano; 5. 85-Nathan Berwager; 6. 3W-Duane Watson; 7. 69-Shane Hoff; 8. 83-Troy Wagaman, Jr. Time – 2:30.00

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo; 7. 94T-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 8. 47-Michael Hamer. Time – 2:30.25

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 17E-Cris Eash; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 6. 97-Brie Hershey; 7. 1W-Brock Zearfoss; 8. 38-Kyle Denmyer. No Time

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Port Royal Awards Banquet Coming Up November 23, Tickets Available Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10/20/13

Port Royal – Tickets continue selling for the upcoming 2013 Port Royal Speedway awards banquet. 

The annual awards dinner will be held Saturday, November 23 at 5 pm at the Port Royal Community Building, located off of the oval’s backstretch along Fourth Street.

Tickets are on sale at a price of $30 each.

Event tickets can be purchased by contacting event coordinator Joanne Heckert at 717.527.4677.

Orders may also be placed by mail via check or money order.

Made payable to: Port Royal Speedway, payments and orders should be mailed to: Joanne Heckert, 401 Tuscarora St., Port Royal, PA  17082. 

 Honored at the annual awards presentations will be the 2013 track champions: Blane Heimbach, 410 sprints; Logan Wagner, 305 sprints; Terry Naugle, late models; Tim Krape, pro stocks; and Deron Henry, enduros. 

The top finishing point earners in all track divisions in 2013 will also be honored at the event along with several special recognition awards to be distributed to drivers in each class as well. 

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RAIN BRINGS EARLY END TO NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES FINALE SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

With threatening weather conditions in a four state area, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event schedule for Saturday night at the Grandview Speedway went on. That is until the rain fell just as the modified feature was about to take the green flag in their 25 lap feature event. After a brief rainfall, the modifieds were again called to the speedway and this time, the rainfall was heavy and damaging to the speedway surface. After about forty minutes of rain, Thunder on the Hill management cancelled the remainder of the show. Thunder on the Hill and Grandview Speedway management will make-up both the Modified and URC Sprint features on a race date in 2014.

“It was unfortunate timing that the rain moved in when it did”, said Series co-coordinator Bob Miller who presents the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events with Track Owner Bruce Rogers. With just over one-hundred and twenty-five cars in the pits, the show started promptly at 6 PM with the Legends car feature and continued at a swift pace. The weather seemed to have cleared and the show was running off quickly with Jared Umbenhauer winning the 25 lap Sportsman feature as Trevor Kobylarz won the ARDC midget feature with Jason Rochelle taking the win in the Legends feature event. The Blast From the Past Vintage car feature event saw Donnie take the win in their 15 lap main event. The modifieds completed their Trick or Treat Revenge Redraw as the URC sprints followed with a warm-up. The modifieds were then provided a second warm-up opportunity followed by some track preparation just prior to the rain.

Due to the lateness of the season and to avoid any conflicts with other end of the season events, Thunder on the Hill Management will re-schedule both the Modified and URC Sprint feature on a race date in 2014. We do plan to add the SmashMasters Demolition Derby on to one of the popular events in the coming season as well.

In the opening 25 lap Legends feature, Rich Miller was the early race leader with Chris Spidle taking the lead on lap four. Spidle held the top spot until lap sixteen, when Jason Rochelle became the new leader. Rochelle maintained a comfortable lead until the final two laps when Spidle fought back to challenge for the lead. With the checker flag waiving, Rochelle edged out Spidle for the win by inches at the finish line.

The ARDC Midgets were next up for their twenty-five lap main event. PJ Gargiulo took immediate command of the lead at the drop of the green with Trevor Kobylarz and Steve Buckwalter threading their way through traffic. On lap ten, ARDC’s point leader Trevor Kobylarz took the lead followed by Gargiulo and Jason Rice. By lap fifteen, Buckwalter was racing in third with Kobylarz a full straight-away ahead. It looked like Kobylarz was a shoe in for the win until a caution flag was displayed with just five laps remaining. On the restart, Kobylarz had a strong jump and moved away from runner-up Steve Buckwalter. With two laps remaining, Buckwalter caught Kobylarz and it was a run to the wire. Kobylarz took the win with Buckwalter second, PJ Gargiulo third as Nick Wean and Ryan Greth made up the top five.

In the twenty-five lap Sportsman feature, Steve Davis led the first seven laps with Jared Umbenhauer taking the lead on lap eight. Kevin Beach, Brett Kressley and Craig Whitmoyer were all on a charge to the front along with Brian Hirthler. Umbenhauer maintained solid control of the top spot as Kressley and Beach battled for second. With the checker flag waiving, Umbenhauer took the win over Kressley, Beach, Brian Hirthler and Craig Whitmoyer.

SPORTSMAN FEATURE: #5 Jared Umbenhauer, #19K Brett Kressley, #17x Kevin Beach, #4* Brian Hirthler, #99 Craig Whitmoyer, # 65 Dean Bachman, #221 Ryan Beltz, #7 Kenny Gilmore, #542 Guy Germano, #9k Ron Krex, #88x Jason Neidlinger, #134 Mark Behm, #13 Steve Davis, #77H Jordan Henn, #97 Rick Hendricks, #77 Tom Miller, #5K Lex Shive, #573 Kevin Dries, #123 Kevin Brady.

ARDC MIDGET FEATURE: #1 Trevor Kobylarz, #0 Steven Buckwalter, #5 PJ Gargiulo, #78 Nick Wean, #33 Ryan Greth, #57 Jason Rice, #92 Brenden Bright, #33s Billy Pauch Jr.,#19 Steven Drevicki, #83 Bruce Buckwalter Jr., #46 Brett Arndt, #8 Kyle Lick, #50 Tony Dimattia, #44 Brett Wanner, #10 Mark Gilmore, #75 Bill Courtwright, #55 Steve Craig, #3 Joe Butera, #07 Jimmy Glenn, #28 Greg Fitzpatrick, #77 Alex Bright, #52 Tim Buckwalter.

LEGENDS FEATURE: #48 Jason Rochelle, #09 Chris Spidle, #13 Jacob Feltch, #18 Chris Transeau, #61 Justin Grim, #35, #5K Brian Levan, #85 Chad Earnst, #90 Scott Spidle, #38 Rick Miller, #11 Jason Fuhrman, #76 Randy Minnich, #15H Harlon Leppo, #56 Mike Gable, #75R Ron Dick Jr., #12J Clinton Penkauakas, #45 Andy Whaling, #21 Cody Haines, #890 Tim Bauer, #27 John Lyter.

VINTAGE CAR FINISH: #185 Ronnie Peck, #28 Kevin Kuzer, #88 Brian Gagliardo, #97 Vince Gagliardo Jr., #v-2 John Costa, #93 Brian Fucilli, #5 Kevin Burndt, #MOO Tim Pitts, #44 Kevin Dries, #2 Dave Smith, #55 Ron Phillips, #29 Jack Reifsnyder, #16 Fred Simmons, #12 Jim Baker DNS.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is underway planning their twenty-fifth season in 2014. The USAC Sprints, the 410 Sprint Pennsylvania Speed Week Series, the Annual Traffic Jam and the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s will be back on the program along with the make-up Modified and URC sprint feature and Demolition Derby.

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Features Only Fall Fest Closes Williams Grove Speedway Season Saturday

410 and 358 sprints, 358 late models and super sportsman showcased; champions honored

10/20/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the season finale, feature’s only Fall Fest racing program this Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 pm.

The show will include a total of four main events; one each for the 410 sprints, 358 sprints, 358 limited late models and the super sportsman.

There will be no qualifying heat races for the year-end event, just feature racing action only!

The invitational features program will see feature lineups set by luck of an inversion draw conducted by the highest driver in division points upon entering the pit area.

The purchase of a pit admission for the race will include a complimentary roast pork sandwich as part of the year-end event. 

Fans can expect to see the top competitors from all four divisions in action this one last time before the season closes.

Division champions will receive their laurels during the program along with the balance of the top 10 in season points. 

Honored will be Fred Rahmer, 410 sprints; Kevin Nouse, 358 sprints; Frankie Herr, super sportsman; and Wes Alleman, 358 late models.  In addition, Don Kreitz Jr. will receive honors as the 2013 Diamond Series titlist in the 410 sprint class. 
 
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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint car points
FINAL

1. Fred Rahmer 5410
2. Greg Hodnett 5405
3. Brent Marks 4890
4. Don Kreitz Jr. 4805
5. Lance Dewease 4755
6. Danny Dietrich 4625
7. Brian Montieth 4580
8. Alan Krimes 4175
9. Logan Schuchart 3600
10. Adam Wilt 3440
 
358 sprint cars
1. Kevin Nouse 2540
2. Austin Hogue 2095
3. Dale Hammaker  2040
4. Jay Galloway 1870
5. Adrian Shaffer 1715
6. Nathan Berwager 1620
7. Matt Mountz  1520
8. Ted Thomas Jr. 1450
9. Brie Hershey 1425
10. Scott Fisher  1290

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Montieth Wins Battle, Rahmer Wins War In Sprints At Williams Grove Friday

Chase Dietz gets first of WG career in 358 sprints

10/18/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Brian Montieth won the battle and Fred Rahmer won the war on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway as the pair ended up the big winners in the 410 sprint division with Montieth claiming the feature event and Rahmer earning his ninth track title by a mere five points.

In the 358 sprint feature York’s Chase Dietz led every lap and held off Kevin Nouse for the victory.

New York’s Justin Barger started on the pole of the 25-lap 410 sprint main and would lead early over Brock Zearfoss while Montieth started the race in ninth spot.

Montieth was up to third applying heavy pressure for second when Zearfoss jumped the cushion in the second corner and nearly flipped his car before continuing down the backchute only to stop in the third corner.

This set up the first restart of the race with 14 laps completed and although Montieth had been on a ripping tear around the oval’s cushion before the break, Barger was up to the challenge when action resumed.

Meanwhile, the race within the race for track titlist saw Greg Hodnett, who started behind Fred Rahmer, racing ahead of him in ninth with Rahmer eleventh.

Hodnett moved to seventh on the restart while Rahmer got moved back one more spot by Danny Dietrich.

And then Hodnett was poised to pick off a few more cars when Gerard McIntyre Jr. saw his motor let go ahead of the battle for champion, causing the cars of Adam Wilt and Brent Marks to pile up and give Hodnett an inside hit as they all burst onto the scene.

Hodnett spun his car but kept going before the race was stopped for the accident.

The final nine laps of the race then went non-stop with Hodnett appearing no worse for the wear and Rahmer beginning to pick up his pace.

Back at the front of the field, Barger’s top, outside wing panel began caving in as he continued to thwart Montieth’s efforts until the two-to-go point.

Montieth got around Barger for the lead in the third corner as the pair raced toward the stripe but Barger turned his car and reclaimed the lead off of the fourth corner.

But then Montieth pulled the trigger for good in the first and second turns to take the lead with under a mile to race and record his second win of the season at the track and ninth overall of the season.

Eighth starter Logan Schuchart came on late for second, relegating Barger to third at the finish.

Hodnett crossed the line in fourth with Jacob Allen in fifth.

Danny Dietrich was sixth with Rahmer seventh, which was good enough to earn a ninth track crown albeit by the slimmest possible margin of five markers.

The balance of the top 10 went to Dave Ely, Lance Dewease and Pat Cannon.

Heats for the 32-car field went to Barger, Montieth, Zearfoss and Steve Buckwalter with Glenndon Forsythe taking the consolation.

Dietz’s pace was halted only twice in the 358 sprint main, on the second lap and then during the final turns.

With Kevin Nouse well behind in second, Dietz was racing off of the fourth corner for the checkers when Matt Mountz looped his car, forcing a yellow flag instead. 

Nouse got the shot he needed when racing resumed and was just one car length behind Dietz as the pair headed down the backchute on the final lap after the restart.

But Dietz hit his marks perfectly entering the third corner and beat Nouse to the exit of the fourth corner to drive up in front of him and hold onto the lead to the stripe for his first ever win at the oval.

Brad McClelland, Tyler Ross and Jason Shultz completed the top five.

Heats for the 27-car field went to Tyler Ross, Jay Galloway and Rich Eichelberger with Matt  Findley getting the consolation race.

Kevin Nouse was declared the 2013 358 sprint track champion.  

October 18, 2013 Feature Finish:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brian Montieth, 2. Logan Schuchart, 3. Justin Barger, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Jacob Allen, 6. Danny Dietrich, 7. Fred Rahmer, 8. Dave Ely, 9. Lance Dewease, 10. Pat Cannon, 11. Brent Marks, 12. Don Kreitz Jr., 13. Tim Glatfelter, 14. Davey Sammons, 15. Kyle Reinhardt, 16. Glenndon Forsythe, 17. Scott Wilson, 18. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 19. Adam Wilt, 20. Brock Zearfoss, 21. Rick Lafferty, 22. Steve Buckwalter, 23. Ryan Smith, 24. Jim Shuster

DNQ: Rodney Westhafer, Mark Zimmerman, Troy Fraker, Brad Howard, Matt Boland, Alan Krimes, Ryan Bohlke, Chad Layton

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Chase Dietz, 2. Kevin Nouse, 3. Brad McClelland, 4. Tyler Ross, 5. Jason Shultz, 6. Austin Hogue, 7. Rich Eichelberger, 8. Nathan Berwager, 9. Brock Zearfoss, 10. Jay Galloway, 11. Dale Hammaker, 12. Adrian Shaffer, 13. Ryan Wilson, 14. Chandler Leiby, 15. Kody Lehman, 16. Brie Hershey, 17. Scott Fisher, 18. Matt Findley, 19. Jordan Givler, 20. Mike Markey, 21. Brian Garland, 22. Zach Eucalano, 23. Shannon Fisher, 24. Matt Mountz

DNQ: Ted Thomas Jr., Ryan Higgins, Alan Spriggle

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LOCAL PROMOTERS MEET WITH PASS & FRENCH GRIMES

10/17/2013

Harrisburg PA

Monday afternoon and unprecedented meeting was held locally at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg. Several local promoters were invited by French Grimes to get more familiar with RaceSaver sprint racing and address concerns. Tom Worrick was also present from the PA Sprint Series as his first official work since having heart surgery in August as well as Rod Ort who volunteers for the series.

Alan Kreitzer (representing Lincoln Speedway) Steve O’Neal (Port Royal) and Todd Fisher (Susquehanna Speedway Park) joined in an active discussion about RaceSaver and its future locally and the importance of all of these tracks working together with each other as well as in concert with other tracks that have supported the series in the past.

RaceSaver Sprint Cars (often referred to locally as 305’s) are part of a nationwide series which focuses on “Recreational Racing” which utilizes a strict rules package which has remained unchanged since its inception in 1997. RaceSaver has grown across the country to nearly 1000 engines and has been well accepted in central PA where several other racing divisions also thrive. It’s been especially explosive in areas that don’t have an established Sprint Car base throughout the country. The PA Sprint series has had several popular drives come through the  series including Rodney Westhafer  who turned heads at this year’s National open and with many impressive runs throughout the year. They also have plenty of their own impressive talent including Mike II & Logan Wagner, Tyler Bear, Kody Lehman and Eric Parker. Recently Jake Waters of Mifflintown enjoyed his first ever win at Port Royal in the biggest race of the season along with his Dad. “I don’t know if Curt and Jake could afford to race in any other division, it was great to see Curt have that moment with his son” Stated Steve O'Neal

Grimes reviewed RaceSaver tech procedures and a thorough overview of the RaceSaver objective. Each of the promoters also conveyed some of their concerns as it applies to their tracks and concerns they heard from local drivers.  Each of these items was reviewed by Worrick and some resolutions were proposed which was very well accepted by the attendees. All attendees agreed that the PA Sprint Series would continue to manage and oversee the region as tracks prefer a third party be in charge of tech and scheduling.

The PA Sprint Series is  an organizational entity staffed by volunteers locally. The Series was established in 1998 and in its 15th year the series went through some turbulent times surrounding Worrick’s surgery. “I wasn’t adequately prepared to work without Tom" stated Rod Ort who was tasked with overseeing PASS when Worrick planned to retire after surgery. "As volunteers I felt we needed to work out some assignment of responsibility. The committee stepped up and staffed the races, I handled tech and the web site while Tom was recovering”.

Worrick realized after surgery that he was also not ready to retire so the meeting was called to ensure tracks of solid leadership and to establish a plan that allows the series to properly manage growth in the future. “Were going to review all of this with Todd Lynn, Gordy Lynn, Gerry Reinhart and Bill Irvine prior to next week’s annual meeting” continued Ort “Our plan will give stability within our current structure without overtaxing our personal schedules. The promoters there were very supportive of our series and the plan we presented going forward.

French Grimes has been long time friends with Alan Kreitzer but French had never discussed RaceSaver with Todd Fisher and Steve O’Neal “I was amazed how well these guys worked together behind the scenes” Ort said “as we discussed schedule; Steve, Todd and Alan were well aware of what each other was doing and had great co-operation between themselves and other tracks locally. I think that all of our local racing divisions have an awesome group of promoters in the area”

The meeting concluded after several hours with a very positive outcome. More details about 2014 will be communicated in the coming weeks as the schedule is worked out and the ongoing plan for 2014 is communicated with all of our tracks and local regions. Teams interested in racing with the series should keep an eye on pasprintseries.com for updates.

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Who Will Be 2013 Williams Grove Speedway Track Champion?

Final battle in season-long war for title is Friday between Rahmer and Hodnett

10/13/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The men who would be king.  They will gather to race in the final point event of the season Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway as both the 410 and 358 sprint track champions are crowned on Champion’s Night.

Racing action will begin at 7:30 pm with full programs of heat race qualifying and feature events on tap.

Up for the taking will be the title of 2013 Williams Grove Speedway track titlist in both classes.

In the Tool Shed of America 358 sprints standings, Kevin Nouse appears headed to his first ever track crown after taking three wins to date.

His closest pursuer is Austin Hogue who is nearly 300 points behind at this late point in the season.

In Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint action, the battle is much closer with Fred Rahmer on top by a scant 35-points over Greg Hodnett.

The pair has traded the point lead back and forth during the last three weeks with Rahmer currently carrying the torch as he nears the finish line for the laurels.

The winner of the 2013 410 track title will earn $20,000 for his season-long efforts.

Williams Grove Speedway will close the year with the annual Fall Fest on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 pm.

The program will be comprised of features only for the 410 and 358 sprints, the super sportsman and the 358 late models.

The purchase of a pit admission for the event will include a complimentary roast pork sandwich as part of the year-end event.

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MONTIETH RUNS AWAY FROM THE FIELD TO CLAIM ANNUAL KENNY WELD MEMORIAL AT LINCOLN

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 10/12/13 – How good was “the Edge” at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night?

So good that his final margin of victory was more than nine seconds and only eight cars finished on the lead lap.

Brian Montieth came from eighth starting spot to become the fourth different leader on the 14th lap, and drove away to his sixth Lincoln win of the year and 40th of his Lincoln career in the 40-lap Kenny Weld Memorial Saturday evening.

“Kenny Weld changed the face of racing as we know it,” said Montieth upon exiting his Jerry Parrish-owned Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator #21 in victory lane, “And I’m proud to win a race in his honor. But another racer who made us all better was Fred Rahmer, and I’m so happy for him with last week’s National Open win. Racing won’t be the same without him.”

For his part, Rahmer’s third place finish was good enough to claim the season-long 2013 Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central Pennsylvania Point Series title.

Time trials and an inversion draw of six placed Montieth eighth for the start. As outside front row starter Tim Glatfelter was leading the first eight laps, Montieth entered the top five by lap three, caught 2013 track champ Fred Rahmer for fourth on lap six, faded back to fifth in a five-car battle for the lead on lap ten.

Polesitter Steve Owings took the lead from Glatfelter on lap eight and held it until Dewease grabbed the top spot on lap 13. But his lead lasted only one lap.

Montieth moved past Glatfelter into fourth on lap 11, then caught Steve Owings for third on lap 13.

He then passed both Rahmer and leader Lance Dewease to grab the race lead during a wild lap 14. From there, he drove away from the field in non-stop racing to the end, crossing 9.28 seconds ahead of Dewease, with Williams Grove National Open winner Rahmer finishing third. The win was worth $5,000 plus lap money for the former four-time track champ.

Brent Marks and 12th-starting Brian Leppo (in his only Lincoln race of the year in the Zemco #1Z) completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Cory Haas, Greg Hodnett, hard charger Danny Dietrich (who started 20th), Alan Krimes, and 19th-starting Logan Schuchart.

Sprint heats were won by Owings, Haas, Montieth, and Aaron Ott, with Gerard McIntyre, Jr. winning the B-Main.

Fast time in time trials over the 32-car field was set by Dewease with one-lap time of 13.193-seconds (102.335 MPH).

Lincoln Speedway will conclude the 2013 racing season next weekend, Saturday, Oct. 19th at 6 PM. All three regular point divisions will be on hand, the 410 sprints, 358 sprints & thunders, with the thundercars ending their season-long point battle in the finale. The season finale will also honor retiring 11-time champion Fred Rahmer with a night billed the “Last Call”, with a special presentation. Time trials for the 410 sprints will start at 6:00 p.m., with gates opening at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
17TH ANNUAL KENNY WELD MEMORIAL

410 SPRINTS Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($5,000); 2. 27-Lance Dewease; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 4.19M-Brent Marks; 5. 1-Brian Leppo; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 39-Greg Hodnett; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 11. 35-Steve Owings; 12. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 13. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 14. 92-Tyler Ross; 15. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 16. 4-John Rudisill; 17. 95-Hunter Mackison (DNF); 18. 25-Aaron Ott (DNF); 19. 1A-Jacob Allen (DNF); 20. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 21. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 22. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 23. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-7); Steve Owings (8-12); Lance Dewease (13); Brian Montieth (14-40)

1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 27-Lance Dewease; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 5. 22T-Matt Boland; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 4-John Rudisill; 8. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. Time – 2:19.364

2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 39-Greg Hodnett; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe. Time – 2:22.034

3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen; 5. 1-Brian Leppo; 6. 56-Tim Wagaman; 7. 75-Nicole Bower; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF). Time – 2:21.774

4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 25-Aaron Ott; 2. 92-Tyler Ross; 3. 19M-Brent Marks; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison; 8. 1080-Jordon Mackison. Time – 2:26.349

B-Main (12 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison; 4. 4-John Rudisill; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 75-Nicole Bower; 7. 56-Tim Wagaman; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 10. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); DNS – 0-Rick Lafferty. Time – 2:56.277

Time Trials – 1. 27-Lance Dewease, 13.192 seconds (102.335 MPH); 2. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.234; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer, 13.286; 4. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.316; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.371; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.414; 7. 1-Brian Leppo, 13.429; 8. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.452; 9. 35-Steve Owings, 13.482; 10. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.485; 11. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.507; 12. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.514; 13. 22T-Matt Boland, 13.548; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.554; 15. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.566; 16. 92-Tyler Ross, 13.578; 17. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.587; 18. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.589; 19. 75-Nicole Bower, 13.600; 20. 0-Rick Lafferty, 13.612; 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.622; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.640; 23. 56-Tim Wagaman, 13.726; 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.730; 25. 4-John Rudisill, 13.740; 26. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.745; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.797; 28. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.861; 29. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 13.926; 30. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.938; 31. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.947; 32. 1080-Jordon Mackison, 14.008.

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Juniata County’s Jake Waters Best Of 53 For Port Royal Blue Collar Classic 305s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10/12/13

Port Royal – Nearly 100 cars filled the Port Royal Speedway pit area on Saturday night for the 2nd annual Blue Collar Classic.

A total of 53 RaceSaver 305 sprints were in competition for the classic that brought together cars and drivers from four RaceSaver regions in the East: PASS – PA Sprint Series, CRAS – Capital Region Sprint Agency, VSS – Virginia Sprint Series and TSRS – Tri State RaceSavers.

It was Jake Waters of nearby Mifflintown who turned in a solid performance to win the 25-lap Blue Collar Classic RaceSaver laurels, taking bragging rights in the event a year after earning a podium finish in the inaugural race.

The win was a first-ever for Waters anywhere in 305 sprint competition.

Shawn Kirkpatrick of Bucks County claimed the 15-lap Founder’s Cup Non-Qualifiers feature for the RaceSaver sprints in a photo finish with Dave Brown Jr. of Aston.

In the 20-lap super sportsman feature race, Scott Geesey wired the field for the payday while Mike Enders claimed the Newville Construction Construction Services 10-lap dash for cash worth $1,000 in the winner-take-all main.

In the 20-lap enduro dash Jason Zook won his third event of the season while Sam Stine of Mifflin proved victorious in the demolition derby.

Waters started third in the Blue Collar Classic for RaceSaver Sprints and endured two called back starts before the first lap could be recorded with Nathan Gramley of Lewistown leading the way.

Gramley couldn’t hold off Waters past the ninth circuit and the Mifflintown flyer went out front with a low move and scored the lap just before a caution flag slowed his pace.

Mike Wagner II., started 12th in the field and drove into second on the restart and then both he and 15th starter Jordan Thomas began their attempts for the lead, chasing Waters while running the high side of the oval.

With six laps to go Wagner finally made the top groove work as he took control from Waters but rather than get shaken after the pass, Waters regrouped for a run to reclaim the lead.

And that’s exactly what he did with two laps to go as he worked traffic ahead of Wagner and Thomas who kept circling the track higher and higher trying to strike for the lead.

After the white flag it looked as if Waters would be home free as he raced off of the second turn but the red flag came out after Wagner finally got too high in the first and second turns and rode the outside rail before flipping hard onto the backstretch.

Waters was separated from Thomas by a lapped car for the restart and kept his cool for the final lap and the $750 victory.

Thomas crossed the line in second but failed post race inspection and was relegated to 14th in the order.

That moved Gramley into second for the finish followed by Ryan Stillwaggon, Tim Tanner and Rick Stief.

Sixth through 10th went to Ed Newhauser, Mike Esposito, Jon Haegele, Zach Newlin and Parker Evans.

Heats went to Brian Carber, Haegele, Stillwaggon, George Riden, Jeff Vansteenburg and Gramley.

Triple B Mains went to Alex Schanz, Parker Evans and Eric Parker.

Fast time in qualifications went to Logan Wagner with a lap of 18.631 seconds.

Kirkpatrick started on the pole of the Founder’s Cup non-qualifiers feature and saw Dave Brown Jr. move into second on the second circuit.

Brown chased Kirkpatrick until the 10th lap when he went out front but as the race wore on his car began hanging as it exited the corners.

And then on the final lap coming to the checkered flag Kirkpatrick was able to surge underneath Brown as the pair raced down the homestretch to pick up the victory and a guaranteed starting spot in next year’s Classic A Main.

Scott Geesey started second and finished first in the super sportsman feature, wiring the field for a first-ever win at Port Royal.

Rick Barr started on the pole and chased Geesey the entire distance with veteran Rich Eichelberger challenging him for that spot.

The pair waged a spirited battle for the last half of the race but Eichelberger would advance no farther than third at the finish.

Russ Mitten was fourth with Chad Criswell finishing fifth.

Heats for the 26-super sportsman entries went to Dale Hammaker, Geesey and Barr.

Enders lead all 10 laps of the $1,000 to win sportsman dash for cash.

Deron Henry began the enduro dash on the pole and led only the first two laps before Jared Fulkroad took over.

Fulkroad gave away to Jason Zook with seven laps away and the Zook had to withstand multiple restarts over the final 13 laps of the 20-lapper to record his 19th career victory in the division at the oval.

Rich Adair rode home third followed by Johnny Palm.

Heats went to Zook and Pete Leister.
 
October 12, 2013 feature finishes:

305 sprints, 25 laps, A Main, 53 entries: 1. Jake Waters, 2. Nathan Gramely, 3. Ryan Stillwaggon, 4. Tim Tanner, 5. Rick Stief, 6. Ed Newhauser, 7. Mike Esposito, 8. Jon Haegele, 9. Zach Newlin, 10. Parker Evans, 11. Alex Schanz, 12. Mike Wagner II., 13, George Riden, 14. Jordan Thomas, 15. Scott  Ellerman, 16. Jeff Vansteenburg, 17. Kody Lehman, 18. Eric Parker, 19. Logan Wagner, 20. John Matrafailo, 21. Tyler Bear, 22. Anthony Fiore, 23. Brian Carber, 24. Adam Carberry

DNQ/Founder’s Cup Non-Qualifiers main, 15 Laps: 1. Shawn Kirkpatrick, 2. Dave Brown Jr., 3. Lance Newlin, 4. Jason Bergstresser, 5. Ryan Lynn, 6. Tyler Reeser, 7. Scott Frack, 8. Steve Kennawell, 9. Dusty Shatzer, 10. Erin Statler, 11. Ron Aurand, 12. Reed Thompson, 13. Daren Bolac, 14. Tim Kline, 15. Dalton Hetrick, 16. Ken Duke, 17. Dan Hennessy, 18. Brandon Hetrick, 19. Brad Franks, 20. Roger Irvine, 21. harris Kohen

Super Sportsman, 20 laps, 26 entries: 1. Scott Geesey, 2. Rick Barr, 3. Rich Eichelberger, 4. Russ Mitten, 5. Chad Criswell, 6. Dale Hammaker, 7. Dave Socks, 8. Carmen Perigo Jr., 9. Mallie Shuster, 10. Frankie Herr, 11. Mike Enders, 12. Scott Dellinger, 13. Jay Fannasy, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Chris Meleason, 16. Paul Miller, 17. Kenny Edkin, 18. Dave Berkheimer, 19. Todd Leonard, 20. Steve Wilbur, 21. Lanny Hake, 22. Dave Conrad Jr.,

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COCHRAN CLOSES OUT SELINSGROVE SEASON WITH THRILLING VICTORY IN LATE MODEL CLASSIC

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – 20-year-old Matt Cochran of Williamsport came away with the victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap Late Model Fall Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway following a thrilling five-car battle for the lead in the final laps of the last race of the season.

Cochran’s second win of the year and the fourth of his career at the track was worth $5,000 driving the Krenn Brokerage No. 16.

Bob Bussey of Northumberland scored his sixth win of the year in the 12-lap roadrunner/street stock challenge race.

Polesitter Scott Haus powered into the lead at the start of the late model feature. Haus was closely chased by third-place starter Jason Covert and fourth-place starter Dan Stone. The event’s first caution flag unfurled on lap four when Pancho Lawler stopped his No. 93 in turn four. During the caution flag period, Haus withdrew from the race with a smoking race car as well as sixth-place starter Jeff Rine, who rejoined the race at the back of the pack.

Covert inherited the lead for the lap five restart and quickly stretched his lead while Stone raced with second-place starter Chad Hollenbeck, fifth-place starter Dylan Yoder, and seventh-place starter Matt Cochran for the top five positions.

On the 13th circuit, Hollenbeck slowed with a flat tire. Prior to a lap 17 restart, Stone was penalized a position for jumping on the lap 14 restart, placing Cochran into second behind race leader Covert. The second half of the race was an all-out war on wheels for the top five positions between Covert, Cochran, Stone, D. Yoder, and Rine, who was able to make a rebound from the rear of the field.

Cochran made the winning pass using the inside lane through turns one and two on the 27th lap. Rine showed a final burst of speed by powering into the runner-up position on the final lap. Cochran’s margin of victory was just two seconds over Rine, Covert, Stone, and D. Yoder.

In the roadrunner/street stock challenge race, polesitter Kevin Holland led the first four laps over fourth-place starter Bob Bussey. The first caution flag unfurled on lap four when second-place starter Ray Rothfuss slowed on the track.

On the lap five restart, Bussey made the winning pass using the outside lane in turn two. Once in front of the pack, Bussey began to stretch his lead. Despite several late-race restarts, Bussey was able to hold a strong lead and posted the victory over Holland, Jeremy Kline, Brandon Shultz, and Toby Chase.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY: 12 October 2013
Late Models – 28 Entries
30-Lap Fall Classic:  1) 16 Matt Cochran ($5,000) 2) 2J Jeff Rine  3) 43A Jason Covert  4) 21D Dan Stone  5) 24 Dylan Yoder  6) 26 Jerry Bard  7) 7 Ross Robinson  8) 3W Tim Wilson  9) 17 Nick Dickson  10 ) 06 Mike Lupfer  11) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  12) 88 Tony Adams  13) 61 Ken Trevitz  14) 27 Jim Yoder  15) 20 Tim Fedder  16) 45 Eric Hons  17) 72 Ron Coleman  18) 7M Meade Hahn  19) 5* Derek Byler  20) 11 Jason Schmidt  21) 9 Hayes Mattern DNF  22) 92 Nate Romig DNF  23) 21 Scott Haus DNF  24) 93 Pancho Lawler DNF

Heat Winners:  Jeff Rine (new 8-lap track record 2.34.152), Dan Stone, Jason Covert

B-Main Winner:  Pancho Lawler

Time Trials:  1) 2J Jeff Rine 19.029  2) 21D Dan Stone 19.322  3) 43A Jason Covert 19.323  4) 16 Matt Cochran 19.340  5) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.341  6) 21 Scott Haus 19.420  7) 4D Chad Hollenbeck 19.529  8) 06 Mike Lupfer 19.694  9) 93 Pancho Lawler 19.695  10) 88 Tony Adams 19.728  11) 17 Nick Dickson 19.731  12) 9 Hayes Mattern 19.738  13) 7 Ross Robinson 19.752  14) 27 Jim Yoder 19.877  15) 26 Jerry Bard 19.923  16) 3W Tim Wilson 20.071  17) 5* Derek Byler 20.089  18) 7M Meade Hahn 20.217  19) 72 Ron Coleman 20.234  20) 99Z Dave Zona 20.297  21) 92 Nate Romig 20.372  22) 45 Eric Hons 20.565  23) 20 Tim Fedder 20.641  24) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.811  25) 11 Jason Schmidt 20.848  26) 8 Jace Cresswell 20.997  27) M1 Mike Mort 21.963  28) 19 Dustin Hoffman 22.287

Roadrunners/Street Stocks – 23 Entries
12-Lap Challenge:   1) 76 Bob Bussey  2) 8C Kevin Holland  3) 8K Jeremy Kline   4) 31B Brandon Shultz  5) 88 Toby Chase  6) 10 Jim DeArmitt  7) 8 Jason Brown  8) 44 Corey Collier  9) 55X Randy Croop  10) 25J Nate Romig  11) 201 Brian Johnson  12) 70 Chuck Detweller  13) 11H Nathan Hill  14) 55 Lori Croop  15) 63 Chris Wreichert   16) 88 Karen Chase  17) 28 Curtis Lawton DNF  18) 9K Dave Kamp DNF  19) 105 Tony Brennan DNF  20) 7 Butch Shaffer DNF  21) 22 Ray Rothfuss DNF  22) 32 Ken Schreffler DNF  23) 77 Jeff Swanger DNS

Heat Winners:  Bob Bussey, Jeremy Kline, Ray Rothfuss   

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SCHUCHART & LAFFERTY SPLIT TWIN 20 SPRINT CAR FEATURE VICTORIES

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Logan Schuchart of Hanover and Rick Lafferty of Pennington, N.J., each scored their first career 410 sprint car wins at Selinsgrove Speedway in Sunday afternoon’s Twin 20s racing program to close out the 2013 sprint car racing season at the half-mile oval.

Schuchart, a former 358 and 360 sprint car winner at the track, took the checkered flag in the first 20-lap feature, while Lafferty made a last-lap pass for his victory in the second 20-lap main event. Each feature paid $2,500 to win.

Eric Boozler wired the 28-car field for his victory in the 12-lap four cylinder pure stock race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Fall Classic for super late models at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, plus a street stock/roadrunner challenge race. The 30-lap season finale for the super late models will pay $5,000 to win and $300 to start. The qualifying format will include time trials, heats, and a B-main. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

In the first 20-lap sprint car feature, polesitter Logan Schuchart pulled into the lead at the drop of the green flag and was chased by second-place starter Chad Layton. Third-place starter Blane Heimbach held the position while being challenged by sixth-place starter Brock Zearfoss.

By lap five, the leaders began to encounter slower traffic on the daytime racing surface. Two laps later, Layton was reeling in Schuchart in a race for the lead. On the 10th circuit, Zearfoss powered under Heimbach for the third position.

Nyle Berkes slammed the frontstretch wall on lap 14, forcing the leaders to take evasive action. When the race resumed, Schuchart stretched his lead with Layton, Zearfoss, Heimbach, and seventh-place starter Steve Buckwalter racing in the top five.

With four laps to race, Buckwalter advanced to fourth while Schuchart drove away from the field and posted a two-second margin of victory. Layton, Zearfoss, Buckwalter and Heimbach rounded out the top five.

In Victory Lane, Schuchart drew a No. 10 pill to invert the top 10 finishers from the first feature for the start of the second feature. On the initial start, fifth-place starter Pat Cannon and 11th-place starter Curt Stroup were involved in a tangle in turn four. During the caution flag, ninth-place starter Chad Layton withdrew his car from the race with mechanical woes.

On the second attempt to start the race, Wade Stauffer and Michael Walter spun in turn four. Polesitter Justin Barger beat out second-place starter Rick Lafferty for the early lead on the third try to commence the race. Fourth-place starter Jacob Allen held down the third position, while sixth-place starter Blane Heimbach and third-place starter Kyle Moody raced in the top five.

By lap six, the leaders had to navigate their way through slower traffic, with Barger setting a torrid pace in front of Lafferty. On the 11th lap, Heimbach passed Allen for the third spot and set his sights on the leaders. Logan Schuchart started 10th and was up to sixth by lap 13.

With two laps to race, Lafferty started to gain a lot of real estate on Barger. A caution flag for Bradley Howard, who did a 360-degree spin, brought out the caution flag with one lap left to race. For the chase to the checkered flag, Lafferty made a dive under Barger entering turn one and exited turn two with the lead. At the finish, Lafferty was victorious by just .34 of a second over Barger, Heimbach, Schuchart, and Allen.

Second-place starter Eric Boozler drove into the lead at the start of the four cylinder pure stock feature. Boozler quickly opened up a big lead over polesitter Robert Wellman and fourth-place starter Ricky Weaver.

For several laps, Wellman, Weaver, and third-place starter Gale Martin dueled for the runner-up position. At the checkered flag, Boozler was victorious by a straightaway over Wellman, Martin, Weaver, and Andrew Moist.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 6 October 2013
410 Sprint Cars – 24 Entries
1st 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 1S Logan Schuchart  2) 7 Chad Layton  3) 3Z Brock Zearfoss  4) 17B Steve Buckwalter  5) 12 Blane Heimbach  6) 3 Pat Cannon  7) 1A Jacob Allen  8) 99M Kyle Moody  9) 0 Rick Lafferty  10) 5 Justin Barger  11) 33 Curt Stroup  12) 11 Mike Erdley  13) 19 Colby Womer  14) 71 Jessica Anderson  15) 38 Scott Wilson 16) 49H Brad Howard  17) 55Z Mark Zimmerman  18) 25B Tyler Bear  19) 2A Todd Allen  20) 99B Nyle Berkes DNF  21) 66 Ryan Kissinger DNF  22) 49 Bob Howard DNF  23) 19S Wade Stauffer DNF  24) 33W Michael Walter DNF

2nd 20-Lap A-Main:  1) 0 Rick Lafferty  2) 5 Justin  Barger  3) 12 Blane Heimbach  4) 1S Logan Schuchart  5) 1A Jacob Allen  6) 3Z Brock Zearfoss  7) 17B Steve Buckwalter  8) 11 Mike Erdley  9) 99M Kyle Moody  10) 3 Pat Cannon  11) 19 Colby Womer  12) 71 Jessica Anderson  13) 38 Scott Wilson  14) 55Z Mark Zimmerman  15) 2A Todd Allen DNF  16) 49H Brad Howard DNF  17) 66 Ryan Kissinger DNF  18) 25B Tyler Bear DNF  19) 49 Bob Howard DNF  20) 19S Wade Stauffer DNF  21) 99B Nyle Berkes DNF  22) 33W Michael Walter DNF  23) 7 Chad Layton DNF  24) 33 Curt Stroup DNF

Heat Winners:  Logan Schuchart, Chad Layton, Blane Heimbach

Four Cylinders – 28 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 151 Eric Boozler 2) 41 Robert Wellman 3) 36 Gale Martin 4) 21 Ricky Weaver 5) 1A Andrew Moist 6) 111 Jim Niaman 7) 88D Doug Leonard 8) 1M Marlin Whitcomb 9) 311 Mike Koppenhaver 10) 99 Cody Klinedinst 11) 31 Toby Stahl 12) 3 Zach Moist 13) 11C Sam Grevling 14) 4 Larry Beachel 15) 1 Matt Showers 16) 111T Tyler Lucas 17) 4.5 Michael Hepler 18) 38 Cory Collier 19) 1B Rick Bixlier 20) 52 Sam Barge 21) 88M Matt Leoanard 22) 125 Ed Flynn 23) 4X Shawn Gresher 24) 66 Lee Zook 25) 2M Adam Morgan 26) 90 Joel Mattern 27) 9 John Shorb Sr. 28) 6H Abe Hostettler
Heat Winners:  Robert Wellman, Eric Boozer, Gale Martin

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Will Fred Rahmer return to attempt getting the 410 sprint title?

10/6/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The final two point shows of the season at Williams Grove Speedway are on tap as the middle of October arrives, the first show being spun off this Friday, October 11.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 and Tool Shed of America 358 sprint cars are on the program for a 7:30 start.

The see-saw point battle to be the 2013 410 sprint titlist continued over the past weekend with Greg Hodnett taking over the point lead after Friday action before Fred Rahmer went back out in front after his National Open victory on Saturday.

However Rahmer’s lead is just a scant 35 markers over Hodnett with the two shows to go.

And Rahmer has yet to decide if his National Open run was his last-ever sprint car race or if he will return to competition and try to record yet another Williams Grove track tittle despite the chance to halt his career with a Cinderella ending in the Open.

Only time will tell of Rahmer’s decision.

If he doesn’t return, the title will virtually be handed to Greg Hodnett who is going for his second track crown in a row. 

But it’s for sure that time is running out to catch sprint car action at Williams Grove Speedway this season as following the October 11 program, the point champions will be crowned one week later on October 18.

And then the features only Fall Fest for 410 and 358 sprints, super sportsman and 358 late models will end the season on October 26. 

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars

1. Fred Rahmer 5200
2. Greg Hodnett 5165
3. Brent Marks 4720
4. Don Kreitz Jr. 4645
5. Lance Dewease 4565
6. Danny Dietrich 4405
7. Brian Montieth 4280
8. Alan Krimes 4125
9. Cory Haas 3370
10. Logan Schuchart 3330

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Fred Rahmer Victorious In $50,000 World Of Outlaws Williams Grove National Open

Fast Freddie gets popular win in prestigious 51st annual event

10/5/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Fast Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville wrote what could be the Cinderella ending to his storybook career at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night when he beat the World of Outlaws for a $50,000 payday in the 51st annual National Open for sprint cars at the oval.

It was Rahmer’s first and only win in the prestigious event that came in his final chance for the victory as he declared weeks ago that he would retire from the sport at the end of the year. 

Rahmer also discussed prior to the Open that if he were to win, he may just call it a career and walk away after the show and after calming down in victory lane Saturday night, he commented further on his plans, saying that he will take a few days and talk to his family about the decision but he may let Stevie Smith finish the year out in his No. 20S ride.

The race began with Steve Buckwalter on the pole with a souring motor and Rahmer alongside and from the drop of the green Rahmer seemed on a mission.

He stayed right on Buckwalter as the laps ticked off and was able to get by the Royersford driver to lead the ninth tour when Buckwalter hopped the fourth turn cushion.

But Buckwalter went deep in the first corner to reclaim the lead and again have Rahmer pasted to his back bumper when the first caution flag unfurled with 13 laps reccorded.

Craig Dollansky, Lance Dewease and Daryn Pittman restarted behind the duo.

Rahmer pounded the bottom groove when action resumed and went out front as the field scored 14 laps following the restart, lifting his right front tire off of the ground as he passed the flagstand to take the lead at the line. 

And after getting control, Rahmer pulled out to a near straightway lead by the halfway point with Buckwalter in second followed now by Dewease who was up to third.

Rahmer was just beginning to work the rear of the field with 25 down when Chad Layton brought out another yellow flag, forcing a stoppage for refueling.

Rahmer chose the bottom for the double-file restart and pulled way from Buckwalter when green reappeared as Dewease blistered by for the runner-up position.

And for a moment it looked like Dewease might be able to close on the leader but once the pace got going Rahmer again began pulling away. 

With 12 laps to go in the 40-lapper he had amassed a full straightaway advantage over Dewease as he instead now began feeling heat from Pittman who had driven into third on the 27th tour. 

Rahmer entered the backmarkers with six laps to go and carefully threaded his way through traffic with a large lead as Pittman overtook Dewease for second with three laps to go with Rahmer out of sight.

And then it was the final lap and as opposed to waiting until the final turn as many times is the case, the mass of humanity in the stands rose to their feet in a wave of motion as the white flag waved and they felt assured of a Rahmer win.

For an entire lap the entire grandstands were up on their feet in an uncharacteristic show of support and appreciation for Rahmer who picked up the thrilling victory by 3.41 seconds over Pittman.

First Rahmer stopped on the backstretch, climbed out of this car and jumped up and down for the fans in the stands before being enveloped in a throng of fans and drivers in victory lane on the frontchute.

“The guys we race against weekly make you good enough to win this thing,” Rahmer said. “I don’t know what to say but I’ll be drunk as hell tonight!” 

“My boy and Moon (Byers) (mechanics), they’re the ones that did it,” Rahmer said of getting him the win.

Rahmer went on to ponder this season and his past few.

“They had me dead and buried but not quite so dead,” he said.  “The one thing I learned the last few years is the people that you are with can beat you way easier than the people you race against.”  

“I’m just spent.  I’m just spent on a weekly deal,” Rahmer said of his decision to retire after years of weekly competition.

Pittman, the World of Outlaws point leader, was happy for Rahmer, who reclaimed the Williams Grove point lead with his run to the victory after losing the lead in Friday night’s race.

“That’s probably the happiest second I’ve had all year,” the Oklahoma driver said.  “I couldn’t be any happier.  I’ve learned a lot about him (Rahmer) over the last four years. He’s a really good person.  And it has nothing to do with racing.” 

Dewease, a three-time Open winner in his career, rode home third at the finish.

“We gave it everything we had,” he said. “With it being wet early we didn’t know how far to go with it (car) and we didn’t go far enough. But we left everything we had on the track.”

Paul McMahan was fourth and Dollansky fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Buckwalter, Greg Hodnett, David Gravel, Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz.

Fast time for the 62-car field was set by Saldana with a time of 17.192 seconds.

Heats went to Rahmer, Sammy Swindell, Gravel, Rodney Westhafer and Logan Schuchart.

Buckwalter earned the feature pole by winning the dash.

The D Main went to Kerry Madsen with Justin Henderson taking the C and Hodnett scoring the B Main.

October 5, 2013 Feature Finish:

410 sprint cars, 40 laps: 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Paul McMahan, 5, Craig Dollansky, 6. Steve Buckwalter, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. David Gravel, 9. Joey Saldana, 10. Donny Schatz, 11. Brent Marks, 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Danny Dietrich, 14. Jason Sides, 15. Danny Holtgraver, 16. Sammy Swindell, 17. Cody Darrah, 18. Logan Schuchart, 19. Chad Kemenah, 20. Pat Cannon, 21. Rodney Westhafer, 22. Brian Brown, 23. Trey Starks, 24. Justin Barger, 25. Chad Layton, 26. Don Kreitz Jr, 27. Tim Shaffer, 28. Steve Kinser

DNQ: Brock Zearfoss, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Lucas Wolfe, Justin Henderson, Ryan Bohlke, Kraig Kinser, Kerry Madsen, Mark Smith, Brian Paulus, TJ Stutts, Jac Haudenschild, Aaron Ott, Sheldon Haudenschild, Davey Sammons, Bill Rose, Tyler Ross, Jimmy Seger, Kyle Moody, Cory Haas, Ryan Smith, Dylan Cisney, Curt Michael, Nicole Bower, Mark Bitner, Rick Lafferty, Ryan Taylor, Adam Wilt, Alan Krimes, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Dale Blaney, Brian Leppo, Jacob Allen, Jim Siegel, Brad Howard

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Donnie Kreitz Wins PA Posse Rout Of Outlaws In Williams Grove Open Preliminary

10/4/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Don Kreitz Jr. of Sinking Spring scored a last lap sprint car victory in what was a Pennsylvaia Posse trouncing of the World of Outlaws in Friday night’s 25-lap National Open Preliminary event at Williams Grove Speedway.

Kreitz won a dogfight of an event from start to finish, at first between Steve Buckwalter and Danny Dietrich with Brian Montieth in the mix before Dietrich and Kreitz fought to the finish. 

The $8,000 victory was the 57th of Kreitz’s career at Williams Grove and his eighth in Grove World of Outlaws competition however it was his very first in the 29-year history of the National Open Preliminary. 

Kreitz started second in the main event but Dietrich drove into the spot with Buckwalter leading on the first lap.

And the pair began immediately what would turn out to be a 16-lap duel for the lead throughout with Buckwalter always holding off Dietrich for the lead at the line, sometimes by less than a half car length. 

Dietrich made repeated bids for the lead in the top groove while Buckwalter ran to his inside and on the ninth tour he was able to take the front spot only to see Buckwalter return the favor before they would cross the stripe.

Montieth started seventh in the field and took fourth on the 11th loop and by that time the front four cars of Buckwalter, Dietrich, Kreitz and Montieth were racing under a blanket within one turn, which they would continue to do for the next four laps.

By that time Dietrich would finally be able to muster enough of a run to take control with 17 laps down and Kreitz followed suit into second a lap later along with Montieth.

A caution flag brought a double-file restart into the race with six laps to go with Dietrich choosing to start on the inside.

And for the next five circuits Kreitz raced closer than a shadow to Dietrich, breathing down his neck while never quite able to complete a push into the lead.

Until the fourth turn headed for the one to go sign that is, when Kreitz made a bid across the inside lane with Dietrich edging him out at the line.

Dietrich took strategic action as the pair headed in the first turn and took Kreitz’z bottom lane away.

And that’s when Kreitz raced just off of Dietrich’s right rear tire through the middle of the first and second turns to throttle into the lead heading down the backchute and collect the win with fans jumping up and down in the stands over the last lap action and rout of the outlaws drivers.

Eight of the top 10 finishers were Williams Grove  and Pennsylvania Posse regulars with outlaw Donny Schatz in fourth and All Stars point leader Dale Blaney finishing 10th. 

“I was runnin’ out of real estate.  Donnie had a charge and I knew if I went to the top Id’a give it to him,” Dietrich said. 

“I got to conservative and to gentle and he rode my right rear.” 

Kreitz reflected on his run throughout the electric event.

“I didn’t think we’d get’em,” Kreitz said.

“It was great racin’ there in the beginning.  It was just a lucky move there at the end.  You just go where the other guy’s not goin’,” Kreitz said.

Montieth rode home third followed by Schatz and Greg Hodnett.

Sixth through 10th went to Buckwalter, Fred Rahmer, Brian Leppo, Adam Wilt and Dale Blaney. 

If not a record, a near modern-day sprint car record of 63 cars competed in the event with Indiana’s Joey Saldana setting fast time with a lap of 16.961 seconds.

Heats went to Jason Sides, Bucwalter, Leppo, Schatz and Blaney.  Buckwalter won the dash.

Ryan Smith won the D Main while Chad Layton took the C Main and Daryn Pittman took the B Main.

October 4, 2013 Feature Finish:

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Don Kreitz Jr., 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Steve Buckwalter, 7. Fred Rahmer, 8. Brian Leppo, 9. Adam Wilt, 10. Dale Blaney, 11. Daryn Pittman, 12. Joey Saldana, 13. Paul McMahan, 14. Ryan Taylor, 15. Jason Sides, 16. Brian Brown, 17. Alan Krimes, 18. Craig Dollansky, 19. Brent Marks, 20. Danny Holtgraver, 21. Steve Kinser, 22. Justin Barger, 23. Sammy Swindell, 24. Tim Shaffer, 25. Trey Starks, 26. Cody Darrah, 27. Logan Schuchart, 28. Sam Hafertepe Jr.

DNQ: Brock Zearfoss, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Lucas Wolfe, Justin Henderson, Ryan Bohlke, Kraig Kinser, Kerry Madsen, Mark Smith, Brian Paulus, TJ Stutts, David Gravel, Jac Haudenschild, Chad Layton, Aaron Ott, Lance Dewease, Sheldon Haudenschild, Davey Sammons, Bill Rose, Pat Cannon, Chad Kemenah, Tyler Ross, Jimmy Seger, Rodney Westhafer, Kyle Moody, Stevie Smith, Neal Williams, Cory Haas, Ryan Smith, Dylan Cisney, Curt Michael, Nicole Bower, Robbie Kendall, Mark Bitner, Rick Lafferty, Troy Fraker

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Williams Grove World Of Outlaws 51st Annual National Open Races This Week

Friday& Saturday World of Outlaws Fall Classic is October 4 & 5

Saturday Open pays $50,000 to win!

9/29/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the premier sprint car event of the season in the east this Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, when it hosts the 51st annual World of Outlaws National Open races.

Friday will find the historic oval hosting a full program of World of Outlaws sprint car racing complete with a 25-lap main event paying $8,000 to win before the big one takes center stage on Saturday.

Saturday’s 51st annual World of Outlaws National Open will go the customary 40 laps with the winner going home with $50,000 in his coffers.

Qualifying time trials for both events will begin at 7:30 pm. 

The two-day Williams Grove World of Outlaws vs. PA Posse stand will be the third match-up of the season at the oval between the two factions.

So far this season, the outlaws have been unbeaten at Williams Grove, claiming both programs that have been completed with Donny Schatz on top in both events.   

Schatz is the defending National Open champion having claimed his record fifth National Open title in 2012.

No other driver in history has ever won the Williams Grove Open as many times as Schatz after he put himself on top of the event win list by claiming the last running of the classic, prestigious event.  

Paul McMahan claimed last year’s opening night of National Open action at Williams Grove. 

Fireworks displays will be a part of both National Open races this weekend.

The National Open itself carries a raindate of October 6.   

Adult general admission for Friday is $30 with youth admitted for just $15.

Admission prices for Saturday’s National Open are $35 for adults and $15 for youth.

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Historic Williams Grove Speedway National Open Celebrates 51 Years October 4 & 5

9/29/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Sprint car fans in the East will gather this Saturday night to see the 51st running of the Williams Grove Speedway National Open for sprint cars sanctioned by the World of Outlaws, going 40-laps in distance and paying $50,000 to the winner.

The National Open has a grand history that dates back to its inception and first champion in 1963.

Eventual Indianapolis 500 champion Gordon Johncock of Hastings, Mich., won the 100-lap affair in a contraption that had what looked like a wing atop its roll cage. 

And this too would soon come to pass, as sprint cars would begin taking over dirt tracks in the east, including Williams Grove Speedway.

Ohio USAC standout Larry Dickson scored Open round two in 1964.  Western Pennsylvania invader Henry Jacoby of Franklin took 1965. 

The name of Blaney graced the National Open winner’s circle in 1966 as family patriarch Lou took Open laurels decades before his sons Dave and Dale would compete on the scene.

Bobbie Adamson, becoming a region name, took back-to-back victories in 1967 and 1968 before a virtual unknown named Gene Varner from Selinsgrove drove a back-up Wasson No. 5 to an upset win in 1969 after a distance of 150 laps.

The decade of the 1970’s dawned with Altoona flyer Johnny Grum picking up the Open win.

The first of three consecutive wins by midwest transplant Kenny Weld took place in 1971.  All three of Weld’s wins came aboard the Bob Weikert No. 29.

Another transplant, The Bandit, Steve Smith took wins in 1974 and again in a rain-shortened 122-lap race in 1976 while The Original Outlaw, Bobby Allen drove to a win in 1975.

Texas native racing brother Van May took the 1977 version of the National Open before the Pink Panther struck in 1978 with a Kramer Williamson 100-lap win.

Smokey Snellbaker drove to victory for Charlie Lloyd in 1979 before the grandson of a coal miner named Lucas, Allen Klinger kicked off the 1980’s with a 40-lap victory.

Steve Smith returned for a third Open triumph in 1981.

Lynn Paxton went back-to-back in 1982 and 1983 and stunned the racing world after his second 75-lap win by announcing his early retirement from the sport.

Three more in a row for owner Bob Weikert came at the hands of Dakota’s driver Doug Wolfgang from 1984 – 1986.

Wolfgang got stunned, denied and passed by Joey Allen for the victory in 1987.

The Mouse, Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio, took another win for Weikert in 1988.

The year 1989 found the first true World of Outlaws National Open contested as the yearly sanctioning began with Stevie Smith taking a victory to carry on his father’s tradition.

Technically, the 1978 National Open was considered an outlaws race as well although no outlaws drivers competed in the event.

One of if not the greatest sprint car driver(s) of all time, Hoosier Steve Kinser took his first National Open checkers in 1990.

Stevie Smith returned for another Open win, both for car owner Al Hamilton, in 1991, and now at a distance of 50 laps.

Kinser was again the champion in 1992 before daytime specialist Don Kreitz Jr. drove to victory under the Sunday sun in 1993 after 40 laps of action.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 1994 before outlaw cousin Mark Kinser took 1995. 

The locals went back in front in 1996 with Lance Dewease and car owner Walt Dyer.

Sammy Swindell won his first National Open in 1997 on a night that had fans returning to frozen windshields on their cars by the time the race ended.

Persistent rain forced a non-sanctioned event in 1998, won by modified turned sprint star Billy Pauch in a mount owned by John Zemaitis.

Mark Kinser returned for victory in 1999 before one of today’s outlaws stars and champions, Donny Schatz took his first win in 2000 as part of what would become a historic record in National Open competition in another 13 years. 

Dewease returned the laurels to the PA Posse turf with back-to-back wins in 2001 and 2002, for car owners Joe Harz and Al Hamilton, taking $25,000 and $30,000, respectively on both accounts.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 2003 before Schatz returned for two in a row in 2004 and 2005.

The first $50,000 to win National Open was scored by Lancaster’s Doug Esh in 2006 and as it turned out it was the richest and shortest Open in history when rains hit on lap 26 of 40. 

Schatz was again the winner in 2007.

Thanks to more persistent rain, another unsanctioned event in 2008 saw future outlaws star Cody Darrah drive to victory.

Greg Hodnett took a hugely popular National Open victory for the PA Posse in 2009 driving the Jim and Sandy Kline No. 22.

Sammy Swindell got the second Open win of his career in 2010.

West coast flyer Jason Meyers took the 40-lap, $50,000 laurels in 2011.

The 2012 version saw North Dakota’s Schatz surge for an unprecedented fifth career win in the prestigious classic National Open.

With the $50,000, 40-lap victory, Schatz became the winningest driver in National Open history, breaking a four-win tie with Steve Kinser.  

Saturdays National Open action begins at 7:30 pm.  Friday night's preliminary action starts at 7:30 as well. 

Fireworks displays will be a part of both National Open races this weekend.

Adult general admission for Friday is $30 with youth admitted for just $15.

Admission prices for Saturday’s National Open are $35 for adults and $15 for youth. 

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STUTTS WIRES FIELD FOR THIRD CAREER 358-360 SPRINT CAR NATIONAL OPEN VICTORY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – TJ Stutts of Liverpool scored a convincing flag-to-flag victory in Saturday night’s 13th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 358-360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. The win marked the third time Stutts won the prestigious race, having also won the Open in 2001 and 2003.

The $8,000 victory in the 35-lap event  was the 17th of Stutts’ career at the track and his second this season driving the Mountain View Travel No. 23M.  This year’s edition of the Open was co-sanctioned by the United Racing Company and Empire Super Sprint clubs and drew a stellar field of 50 entries.

Mach 1 Chassis drivers Stutts, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove, and Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown finished in the top three positions.  JJ Grasso of Pedricktown, N.J., was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 17.383 (109.6 average miles per hour).

Brad Mitch of McClure won his eighth race of the year in the 15-lap pro stock feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present a Twin 20’s program for 410 sprint cars at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, plus four cylinder pure stocks. Track gates will open at 2 p.m. In the event Williams Grove Speedway needs to use Oct. 6 for a rain date for the World of Outlaws-sanctioned National Open, the Selinsgrove race will not be held.

Front row starters Robbie Stillwaggon and TJ Stutts dueled for the early lead at the start of the sprint car feature. Stillwaggon edged out Stutts in turns one and two but Stutts took command at the completion the first lap. Fourth-place starter Brock Zearfoss raced in the third spot while eighth-place starter Blane Heimbach quickly powered into the fourth position.

The event’s first caution flag unfurled on lap two when Colby Womer’s car stopped in turn three. When the race resumed, Stutts held the lead as Zearfoss advanced to second and Heimbach took over third. A three-car melee in turn four slowed the race again on lap five.

On the lap six restart, Stutts protected the lead on the bottom of the track with Zearfoss, Heimbach, and fifth-place starter Pat Cannon in pursuit. Heimbach drove by Zearfoss for second on lap nine and three circuits later Cannon was pressuring Zearfoss for third place.

With 20 laps completed, Stutts began to stretch his lead in traffic as a torrid battle unfolded for the second spot between Heimbach and Cannon. In heavy lapped traffic, Stutts set the pace as Cannon took over second on lap 28. In the final five laps, Cannon attempted to reel in Stutts to no avail.

Stutts’ margin of victory was 2.9 seconds over Cannon, whose car was five pounds light during the post-race inspection and disqualified. Heimbach was credited with finishing second, followed by Zearfoss, seventh-place starter Aaron Ott, and 18th-place starter Mark Smith.

Polesitter Devon Hart led the first two laps of the pro stock feature until second-place starter Brad Mitch made the winning pass using the inside lane in turn two. A close race for the runner-up position ensued between Hart and sixth-place starter Kyle Bachman.

In the second half of the event, Mitch, Hart, and Bachman broke away from the rest of the field in a tight  three-car battle at the front of the pack. At the finish, Mitch was victorious by just .74 of a second over Hart, Bachman, Rob Baker, and Johnny Bouse.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY:  2013 September 28
URC/ESS 358-360 Sprint Cars – 50 Entries

35-Lap National Open:  1)  23 TJ Stutts ($8,000) 2) 12 Blane Heimbach  3) 1W Brock Zearfoss  4) 25 Aaron Ott  5) 1 Mark Smith  6) 19M Brent Marks  7) 28F Davie Franek  8) 2 Jason Shultz  9) 25 JJ Grasso  10) 27 Lance Dewease  11) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon  12) 100 Mike Walter 13) 29W Josh Weller  14) 56 Nate Snyder  15) 15B Mark Bittner  16) 19 Colby Womer  17) 67 Steve Collins  18) 1Z Jessica Zemken  19) 13 Kevin Ward  20) 3 Pat Cannon DQ  21) 33F Stewart Friesen DNF  22) 65 Dave Ely DNF  23) 5G Curt Michael DNF  24) X Dan Mazy DNF  25) 56W Randy West DNF  26) 19K Paul Kinney DNF

1st Set Heat Winners:  Robbie Stillwaggon, Pat Cannon, TJ Stutts, Josh Weller, Blane Heimbach
2nd Set Heat Winners:  Lance Dewease, Dan Mazy, Jason Shultz, Mark Bittner, Dave Ely
B-Mains:  Brent Marks, Mike Walter

Top 10 Time Trials:  1) 25 JJ Grasso 17.383  2) 1 Mark Smith 17.461  3) 28F Davie Franek 17.484  4) 1Z Jessica Zemken 17.488  5) 12 Blane Heimbach 17.494  6) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 17.515  7) 3 Pat Cannon 17.515  8) 23 TJ Stutts 17.548  9) 29W Josh Weller 17.622  10) 56W Randy West 17.682

Pro Stocks – 24 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 10M Brad Mitch  2) 11 Devon Hart  3) 99 Kyle Bachman  4) 74 Rob Baker  5) 28B Johnny  Bouse  6) 28 AJ Schilling  7) 33 Marc Bitler  8) 8M Brandon Moser  9) 85L Pete Lauver  10) 3G Jim Gerhart  11) S8 Andy Shoop  12) 94 Kenny Day  13) 6 Nate Herman  14) 20 John Myers  15) 31 Chris Snyder  16) 4 Jim Payne  17) 12 Jason Nace  18) 1 Jamin Chapman DQ  19) 06 Frank Reisser DNF  20) 26S Nate Stroup DNF  21)  83 Matt Wilson DNS  22) 85 Terry Lauver DNS  23) 15S Toby Stahl DNS  24) 7 Jason Smith DNS

Heat Winners:  Brad Mitch, Matt Wilson, Kyle Bachman

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MONTIETH WINS HANK GENTZLER MANUFACTURERS RACE FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/28/13 – Brian Montieth lived up to his nickname in claiming the $4,000 top prize in Saturday’s Annual Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Race at Lincoln Speedway.

Montieth, who started on the pole, saw his nearly two-second lead evaporate on a 12th-lap caution for a spinning Stevie Smith on the front stretch, and was forced to back off when Adam Wilt pulled the slider to take the lead on turn two of the restart. 

“I sorta wrote it off,” said Montieth upon exiting his Jerry Parrish-owned Auto Locator/Premier AutoWorks #21 in victory lane, “I figured I was just going to back there and play with Alan coming up (in third). I saw lapped traffic coming, and I thought we were going to run out of laps. That was really my only shot.”

Montieth was right. It looked like the race was over as Wilt pulled away to a full second lead on lap 20. But then lapped traffic entered the picture, and Montieth went to the top to drive around Wilt to reclaim the lead in turn two of lap 24.

From there, Montieth drove to his sixth Lincoln win of the year and third straight Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Night win.

“The way the (Hoosier) tires are, you need clean air,” said Montieth, “Honestly, leading here isn’t the best thing all the time. He had to do what he had to do, and just try to put cars in between us. I’ve been in his position, and I hate being there also.”

Wilt settled for second, with sixth-starting Alan Krimes, ninth-starting Jim Siegel, and outside front row starter Tim Glatfelter crossing third through fifth. Completing the top ten were Greg Hodnett, 12th-starting Logan Schuchart, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Cory Haas, and Steve Owings.

Sprint heats were won by Montieth, Siegel, and McIntyre, with Schuchart winning the Consolation. Fast time in time trials over the 30-car field was set by Krimes with one-lap time of 13.512-seconds (99.911 MPH).

Manchester’s Austin Hogue claimed the Central PA 358 Sprint Car Point title with his fifth Lincoln win of the year . Hogue started on the pole and led every lap, holding of 2013 track champ Niki Young for his eighth overall win of the season. His final margin of victory was 1.06 seconds.

Third through fifth were Dale Hammaker, Ryan Wilson, and Danny Dietrich (driving the Berwager #85). Rounding out the top ten were Chase Dietz, 14th-starting Chandler Leiby, 24th-starting Kevin Nouse, Mike Bittinger, and Chris Arnold.

Heats for the 358 Sprints were won by Dwight Leppo, Dietz, and Young.

After taking a week off to allow its drivers to compete in the Williams Grove National Open, Lincoln will return to action on Saturday, October 12th, with its annual Kenny Weld Memorial. The 40-lapper for the 410 sprints will pay $5,000 plus lap money to win. Thundercars will also return for the event, which will carry a rain date of Sunday, October 13th. Time trials for the Weld Memorial will start at 6:00 p.m., with gates opening at 4:00 p.m.y.
 
Saturday, September 28, 2013

410 SPRINTS Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($4,000); 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 39-Greg Hodnett; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 9. 11C-Cory Haas; 10. 35-Steve Owings; 11. 19-Stevie Smith; 12. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 13. 75-Nicole Bower; 14. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison (DNF); 16. 1A-Jacob Allen (DNF); 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 18. 92-Tyler Ross (DNF); 19. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 20. 55-Trey Starks (DNF); 21. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 22. 56-Tim Wagaman (DNF); 23. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 24. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-12), Adam Wilt (13-23), Brian Montieth (24-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 92-Tyler Ross; 6. 56-Tim Wagaman; 7. 75-Nicole Bower; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison; 9. 49-Bob Howard; 10. 49H-Brad Howard. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 19-Steve Smith; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 55-Trey Starks; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 4-John Rudisill; 9. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt (DNF); 10. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 8. 22T-Matt Boland; 9. 55Z-Mark Zimmerman; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 2. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 3. 75-Nicole Bower; 4. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison; 6. 21K-Kyle Reinhardt; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 22T-Matt Boland; 9. 49H-Brad Howard; 10. 4-John Rudisill (DNF); DNS – 55Z-Mark Zimmerman, 49-Bob Howard. No Time

Time Trials – 1. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.512 seconds (99.911 MPH); 2. 19-Stevie Smith, 13.625; 3. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.645; 4. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.657; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.681; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.693; 7. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.748; 8. 35-Steve Owings, 13.814; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.836; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.858; 11. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.904; 12. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.931; 13. 92-Tyler Ross, 13.937; 14. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.944; 15. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.982; 16. 75-Nicole Bower, 13.985; 17. 55-Trey Starks, 14.013; 18. 8-Billy Dietrich, 14.032; 19. 56-Tim Wagaman, 14.124; 20. 1080-Jordon Mackison, 14.133; 21. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 14.144; 22. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.162; 23., 21K-Kyle Reinhardt, 14.301; 24. 22T-Matt Boland, 14.374; 25. 49H-Brad Howard, 14.424; 26. 4-John Rudisill, 14.434; 27. 55Z-Mark Zimmerman, 14.436; 28. 49-Bob Howard, 14.487; 29. 21T-Scott Fisher, 14.684; 30. 55K-Robbie Kendall, NT.

358 SPRINTS Feature (20 laps) - 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 65-Niki Young; 3. 66-Dale Hammaker; 4. 29-Ryan Wilson; 5. 85-Danny Dietrich; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 119-Chandler Leiby; 8. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 9. 12-Mike Bittinger; 10. 23-Chris Arnold; 11. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 12. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 13. 4-Dwight Leppo; 14. 5O-Brian Allman; 15. 69-Shane Hoff; 16. 28-Matt Findley; 17. 3W-Duane Watson; 18. 10-Zach Eucalano; 19. 47-Michael Hamer; 20. 45H-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 21. 6S-Bill Sherman (DNF); 22. 83-Troy Wagaman (DNF); 23. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); DNS – 97-Brie Hershey. No Time

Lap Leaders – Austin Hogue (1-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 66-Dale Hammaker; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 6. 69-Shane Hoff; 7. 47-Michael Hamer; 8. 97-Brie Hershey. Time – 2:30.16

2nd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 85-Danny Dietrich; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 5O-Brian Allman; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano. No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 65-Niki Young; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 23-Chris Arnold; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 83-Troy Wagaman; 6. 6S-Bill Sherman (DNF); 7. 3W-Duane Watson (DNF); 8. 4R-Kevin Nouse (DNF). No Time

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Williams Grove Speedway
Sept. 28
410 sprint car points

1. Greg Hodnett 4725
2. Fred Rahmer 4690
3. Brent Marks 4435
4. Lance Dewease 4265
5. Don Kreitz Jr. 4245
6. Danny Dietrich 3985
7. Alan Krimes 3950
8. Brian Montieth 3870
9. Cory Haas 3270
10. Ryan Smith 3160

Kreitz takes WoO tune-uo, Hodnett new points leader

Jordan Givler wins Williams Grove first in 358 sprints

Williams Grove Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/27/13

Mechanicsburg – Sinking Springs’ Don Kreitz Jr. prepped for next week’s Williams Grove Speedway National Open by taking a convincing win in Friday’s National Open Tune Up race for 410 sprints at the oval.

Kreitz had to battle his teammate Ryan Smith and Brian Montieth to pick up his second oval win of the season, worth $4,000.

In the 20-lap 358 sprint main it was Jordan Givler picking up his first ever 358 victory at the track. 

Kreitz started fourth in the feature field and throttled to the front quickly when the race began, allowing Montieth to lead the first lap before going out front.

As the pair burst into the third corner working the second circuit Kreitz put on a drive through the middle to drive up in front for the lead as they exited the fourth turn for control.

After that, polesitter Smith battled with Montieth for second before finally getting the spot on the eighth tour as Kreitz worked the backmarkers.

Kreitz’s traffic issues allowed Smith to close in for the lead and the younger team Kreitz driver took the lead at the line with 11 laps away only to see his boss go back out in front as the pair worked into the first turn.

It was a lead that Kreitz would then never relinquish even though the pace was slowed with 10 laps to go for stopped point leader Fred Rahmer on the frontstretch. 

Montieth had repassed Smith for second just before the caution flag and the final 10 laps of the race was filled with suspense over the battle for the second spot.

Smith and Montieth kept trading the spot back and forth until finally with two laps to go Smith took the spot for the last time.

“I’m really pumped,” Kreitz said. 

“I’m almost more excited for Ryan than myself.” 

It was the first time that the Kreitz team cars finished one/two in a feature event at Williams Grove.

Montieth ended the race third followed by Greg Hodnett and Alan Krimes.

With Rahmer’s misfortune and Hodnett’s finish, Hodnett unofficially took over the season-long point lead by 35 markers over Rahmer. 

Sixth through 10th in the main went to Pat Cannon, Lance Dewease, Steve Buckwalter, Brent Marks and Paul McMahan.

Heats for the 40-car field went to Smith, Dewease, Buckwalter and Hodnett.  Smith won the dash to earn the pole for the feature.

Ryan Taylor took the consolation race.

Rahmer set fast time with a lap of 17.225 seconds.

Givler started on the pole of the 358 sprint main and would lead all 20 circuits but not before three failed attempts at an initial start.

Givler held a comfortable lead for nearly the entire event until the final lap when by his own admission he started losing focus, missing his marks and allowing Nathan Berwager to close in.

Berwager drew up on the rear bumper of Givler as the pair raced down the backstretch toward the final turns but Givler protected his lead out of the fourth corner to pick up the victory for car owner Mark Coldren.

Chandler Leiby rode home third followed by Dale Hammaker and Kevin Nouse.

Sixth through 10th went to Ted Thomas Jr., Ryan Wilson, Tim Wagaman, Matt Mountz and Matt Findley.

Heats for the 23-car field went to Givler, Brock Zearfoss and Jay Galloway. 

September 27, 2013 Feature Finishes:

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Don Kreitz Jr., 2. Ryan Smith, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Alan Krimes, 6. Pat Cannon, 7. Lance Dewease, 8. Steve Buckwalter, 9. Brent Marks, 10. Paul McMahan, 11. Adam Wilt, 12. Danny Dietrich, 13. Aaron Ott, 14. Cory Haas, 15. Kerry Madsen, 16. Jim Siegel, 17. Ryan Taylor, 18. Logan Schuchart, 19. Brian Leppo, 20. Mark Smith, 21. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 22. Fred Rahmer, 23. Stevie Smith, 24. Rick Lafferty

DNQ: Chad Layton, Nicole Bower, Jacob Allen, Davey Sammons, Dylan Cisney, Jimmy Seger, Sheldon Haudenschild, Tyler Ross, Ryan Bohlke, Brock Zearfoss, Mark Zimmerman, Jim Shuster, Troy Fraker, Trey Starks, Neal Williams, Jay Reichard

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Jordan Givler, 2. Nathan Berwager, 3. Chandler Leiby, 4. Dale Hammaker, 5. Kevin Nouse, 6. Ted Thomas Jr., 7. Ryan Wilson, 8. Tim Wagaman, 9. Matt Mountz, 10. Matt Findley, 11. Brad McClelland, 12. Jay Galloway, 13. Brie Hershey, 14. Leah Starner, 15. Scott Fisher, 16. Brock Zearfoss, 17. Brian Alleman, 18. Dan Richcreek, 19. Matt Boland, 20. Austin Hogue, 21. Rich Eichelberger, 22. Adrian Shaffer, 23. Scott Wilson

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410 SPRINT CARS RETURN TO SELINSGROVE OCTOBER 6 FOR TWIN 20s PROGRAM

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The 410 sprint cars will return to Selinsgrove Speedway one more time this season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, for a special Twin 20’s racing program. Joining the 410 sprint cars will be the four cylinder pure stocks. Track gates will open at 2 p.m.

Luck of the draw will determine the sprint car heat race lineups and the winner of the first 20-lap feature will draw a pill to determine how many drivers are inverted for the start of the second 20-lap main event. Each 20-lap feature will pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start.

PLEASE NOTE:  IF Williams Grove Speedway needs to use Sunday, Oct. 6, for a rain date for the World of Outlaws-sanctioned National Open this race will NOT be held at Selinsgrove.

The 410 sprint car races at Selinsgrove Speedway this season have been won by Greg Hodnett of York (March 10 opener), Brent Marks of Myerstown (May 26 Ray Tilley Classic), and Pat Cannon of Etters (Sept. 14 Jim Nace Memorial National Open).

The track’s final race of the season will feature the super late models in the $5,000-to-win Fall Classic at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, plus the street stock/roadrunner challenge. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

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51st Williams Grove World Of Outlaws National Open Two Weeks Away

9/22/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The most prestigious sprint car race in the East is set for Williams Grove Speedway on October 4 and 5 as the 51st annual World of Outlaws National Open for sprint cars is staged.

The eyes of the sprint car world will be on Williams Grove Speedway for the lucrative two-day Open races, with Saturday’s 40-lap National paying a huge $50,000 to win.

Friday’s 25-lap first round will pay $8,000 to the victor.

Action both nights gets underway at 7:30 pm.  Gates open at 5 pm.

The race was begun in 1963 when Gordon Johncock of Hastings, Mich., took the win before going on to Indianapolis 500 championship fame. 

The roughest, toughest sprint car racers in the sport will congregate at Williams Grove for the weekend event that many times offers the fiercest competition of the season at the historic oval.

Nothing gets the locals known as the PA Posse whipped into a frenzy like an invasion by the World of Outlaws and when National Open lore is thrown into the mix, there’s no way to tell what will happen either on or off the track.

So far this season, while not able to win in Williams Grove outlaws action, the Posse has held its head high in the two shows that have been contested, taking a total of five top-five finishes in the races.

Greg Hodnett was second with Fred Rahmer third in May while it was Hodnett, Lance Dewease and Rahmer finishing second through fourth in July.

The 51st annual Williams Grove National Open will be the final chance for Rahmer, who is retiring at the end of the season, to score a win in the prestigious event.

To date the Salfordville speedster has a Grove Open win missing from his resume’. 

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Port Royal Speedway Announces New Division For 2014 Season

355 econo-late models replace pro stocks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/22/13

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway is making a division change for the 2014 racing season, instituting an all-new 355 econo-late model class that will replace the pro stocks and at the same time afford the pro stock drivers a relatively easy avenue to transfer their talent and interest into the new class. 

In an effort to create a natural segway, if desired, into full-blown super late model racing, the 355 econo-late division will take to the track in 2014 while also creating an option for veteran drivers who may find the cost of fielding and driving a super late model out of reach in today’s market. 

The new class, designed to be an economical choice for stock car drivers, will utilize more easily acquired late model chassis’ as it replaces the pro stocks, however limitations regarding engines and shocks among other specifications are intended to keep operating costs more budgetary. 

“Any time when you decide to make a change or try starting any new division there is always a risk factor to it,” admits Port Royal promoter Steve O’Neal. 

“But over the past several years there has been a steady decline in the pro stock numbers competing not only at Port but at all the area tracks.” 

“Ever since the federal government ran their ‘Cash For Clunkers’ program there has been a shortage of old streetcar frames and body parts or any cheap parts in general for the pro stocks and the result is now you have cars that really don’t resemble anything that is stock.” 

“The race committee realizes that there must be a feeder class where new drivers can get a start and veteran drivers can still afford to race. The committee has seen and promoted the 305 Racesaver sprints from the beginning and has seen the success of this division and now we are hoping to do the same with this econo-late class and our late models,” O’Neal says. 

“The only real difference between the 305 sprints and the 410 sprints is really the motor limitations to keep the cost down. The drivers starting in that division actually get a real feel of a 410 sprint car.” 

“So now we are planning on doing the same thing with this new class of late models to give the guys that are starting out the real feel of a super late model without the large motor costs.” 

“This division will also give the guys that have raced the super late model class in the past and that cannot afford to run competitively in it anymore a chance to still come out on Saturday nights and have fun racing.”   

The ultimate goal of Port Royal officials is ensuring the viability of the support division while keeping costs in check. 

“Since we are the only track around that runs 410 sprints and super late models weekly it just make sense to try to build feeder classes for both divisions,” O’Neal summarizes.  

A minimum of 15 shows are tentatively slated on the 2014 Port Royal schedule of events.

The entire 2014 355 econo-late model division specifications are available on the track website under the rules page at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

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Lincoln Speedway Weld Memorial postponed

Lincoln Speedway has postponed tonight’s Sat., September 21st Annual Kenny Weld Memorial show due to the impending bad weather in the forecast to Saturday, October 12th. The originally scheduled October 12th show has been now moved/added to Sat., October 19th. This will include the Fred Rahmer “Last Call” ceremony. Both the Oct. 12th & 19th shows will carry a raid date the following day!

Updated final shows!

Saturday, September 28, 2013 (Time Trials @ 6 PM)
HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE
410 Sprint Cars Plus - 358 SPRINTS
5 X 5 Top Wing optional for 358 Sprints
Gates open at 4 PM
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Saturday, October 12, 2013 (Time Trials @ 6 PM)
ANNUAL KENNY WELD MEMORIAL
410 Sprint (40 Laps) Plus Thundercars
Gates open at 4 PM
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Saturday, October 19, 2013 (6 PM)
FINAL RACE OF SEASON - FINAL CALL
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Thundercars
Gates open at 4 PM

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY CANCELS ON FORECAST FOR HEAVY RAIN TO ARRIVE THIS AFTERNOON

2013 Point Standings Are Final

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – With the forecast for heavy rain to arrive in central Pennsylvania this afternoon and continue into the night, Selinsgrove Speedway officials announced the cancellation of this evening’s (Sept. 21) four division racing program as of noon.

Saturday’s cancellation marks the end of the 2013 points season for the track’s weekly 358 sprint car, late model, pro stock, and roadrunner divisions.

Jason Shultz of Carlisle (A&A Auto Stores 358 sprint cars), Jeff Rine of Danville (Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center late models), Troy Miller of Tower City (pro stocks), and Brian Johnson of Ashland (roadrunners) clinched this year’s titles.

Three races remain on the speedway’s 2013 schedule. The track will return to action with the 13th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 358-360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, paying $8,000 to win. Joining the sprint cars on next Saturday’s racing card will be the pro stocks in an open competition event. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

Teams are invited to put their race cars on display from approximately 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, as part of the 35th annual Market Street Festival in downtown Selinsgrove. Please email publicrelations@selinsgrovespeeday.com if your team would like to participate.

The 410 sprint cars will make a final return this season for a Twin 20’s program at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 (please note if Williams Grove Speedway needs to use Oct. 6 for a rain date for the World of Outlaws National Open the Selinsgrove race will NOT be held).

The speedway will close out the 2013 season at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, with the running of the Late Model Fall Classic paying $5,000 to win. Also on the Oct. 12 program will be the four cylinders.

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CRIS EASH ENDS TRAIL-WAY CAREER WITH “358” SPRINT CAR WIN

JEFF ROHRBAUGH TAKES 2013 TRACK TITLE

Hanover, PA (09/20/13) –“This is awesome!  I couldn’t have wanted it to end any better.”

So said Cris Eash after winning in his last-ever Trail-Way appearance in Friday’s Trone Outdoor Advertising “358”” sprint car championship.

Eash, who confirmed a few weeks ago that this will be his final year of sprint car racing, started third and had the lead by the end of the first lap of the 25-lap feature.  Though his lead dwindled at times as he raced through heavy lapped traffic, he was scored the leader of every lap.

“I didn’t want any cautions,” said Eash of the non-stop race, which he covered in six minutes, 11.35 seconds.

“I want to thank my dad (Dave) and my crew,” added Eash, “Shawn Norris, Shawn Kromer, and all the others who help me deserve all the credit.  We’ve tore up some equipment this year, and they just kept fixing it after several crashes.  Jeff (Rohrbaugh) and Brad (McClelland) were the class of the field this year, but this is a great way to go out.”

Eash’s win secured a third-place finish in season points.

Jeff Rohrbaugh’s sixth-place finish was good enough to claim his third Trail-Way track title by six points over second-place finisher and hard charger Brad McClelland.

“I’ve been using Shane Smith’s motor the last three races, and without his help, we wouldn’t be here,” said Rohrbaugh, “Lapped traffic was tough tonight, and I knew I wouldn’t win, so I began counting cars.  I knew I needed to stay in the top six.”

Crossing third behind Eash and McClelland was 2012 track champ Tim Wagaman, with Shane Hoff and Cody Fletcher completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten behind Rohrbaugh were Isaac Sneeringer, Matt Findley, Jeff Halligan, and Zach Euculano.

All 16 cars finished the event.

Qualifiers were won by Wagaman and Colby Womer.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps) 1. Cris Eash($2000); 2. 6R-Brad McClelland; 3. 1-Tim Wagaman; 4. 69-Shane Hoff; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 7. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 8. 28F-Matt Findley; 9. 45H-Jeffrey Halligan; 10. 10-Zach Euculano; 11. 12-Mike Bittinger; 12. 64-Randy Whisler; 13.4-Dwight Leppo; 14. 19-Colby Womer; 15. 28-Austin Kirby; 16. 36-Douglas Deeds.  Time 6:11.35.

Lap Leaders- Cris Eash (1-25).

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify)  1. 1-Tim Wagaman; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 17E-Cris Eash; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 28F-Matt Findley; 7. 12-Mike Bittinger; 8. 36-Douglas Deeds.  Time 2:25.59.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 19-Colby Womer; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 6R-Brad McClelland; 4. 45H-Jeffrey Halligan; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 64-Randy Whisler; 7. 28-Austin Kirby; DNS: 4-Dwight Leppo. No Time.

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars

1. Fred Rahmer 4590
2. Greg Hodnett 4485
3. Brent Marks 4245
4. Lance Dewease 4055
5. Don Kreitz Jr. 3945
6. Danny Dietrich 3825
7. Alan Krimes 3720
8. Brian Montieth 3620
9. Cory Haas 3130
10. Logan Schuchart 2990

358 sprint cars
1. Kevin Nouse 2040
2. Austin Hogue 1775
3. Dale Hammaker 1630
4. Jay Galloway 1530
5. Adrian Shaffer 1455
6. Mark Smith 1240
7. Matt Mountz 1230
8. Ted Thomas Jr. 1180
9. Nathan Berwager 1150
10. Brie Hershey  1145

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Big Sprint Wins For Buckwalter And Zearfoss At Williams Grove Friday

Williams Grove Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/20/13

Mechanicsburg – Steve Buckwalter held off Brian Montieth in a thrilling 25-lap 410 sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Lap after lap, the pair traded the top spot at both ends of the speedway, but Buckwalter drove back into the lead every time and would score his first win of the season in a car owned by Clair and Jan Ritter.

 The “Royersford Rocket” earned $3,600, plus $250 in lap money.

In the 20-lap 358 sprint main it was Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown taking his first ever division win at the oval. 

“We’ve been having motor issues all year,” said Buckwalter.

“We changed the set-up a little bit. We have a two-hour ride to the shop, so we have a lot of time to talk and make things happen. I think Brian was just as hungry for it as I was. He’s been struggling this year, too. A couple of years ago, he got the win from me on the last lap. I wasn’t going to let that happen again.”

Buckwalter, who became a father to a tiny baby boy earlier in the week, started second and grabbed the race lead at the start from polesitter Ryan Smith. Montieth started sixth and wasted no time getting into third spot.

After a few tries, Montieth would finally make a pass of Smith for second and then the battle for the win would rage for the remaining 15 laps.

Montieth blasted under the leader in turns three and four, but Buckwalter came right back and would lead with 10 laps completed.

They began to work through lapped traffic and Montieth had a little trouble off turn two with a lapped car. Meanwhile, defending track champion Greg Hodnett was up to third and was closing on the lead duo.

Montieth, of Phoenixville, got under Buckwalter for the lead once again, but Buckwalter was determined and took the lead back with 10 laps left.

Buckwalter took Montieth’s line away in turn one and again in turn three the next lap to keep the lead and prevent the slider. He lost some speed, however, and Montieth was right on him at the flagstand with Hodnett looking for a way around both of them.

Montieth took another shot in turn one, but Buckwalter drove back by off the turn two cushion to keep the lead on lap 18.

Montieth didn’t give up and would try a few more times over the final seven laps, but settled for second as Buckwalter scored his first Grove win of the season.

“Right now, whoever has the clean air has the advantage,” said Montieth. “It showed tonight. You’ve got to make a radical pass. It’s all about momentum. Unless you use somebody up, but I’m not that way.”

Hodnett finished third and gained a lot of points in the track championship chase. Adam Wilt and Danny Dietrich completed the top five.

Smith, Chad Layton, Pat Cannon, Brent Marks and point leader Fred Rahmer rounded out the top 10.

Layton, Rahmer, Hodnett and Dietrich won the heat races for the 35 car field. Lance Dewease won the consolation.

Brock Zearfoss drove by Matt Mountz early in the 20-lap main event for the 358 sprints and would go onto the win in a car owned by John Westbrook.

Mountz settled for second. Jay Galloway, Adrian Shaffer and Mark Smith rounded out the top five.

Jordan Givler, Rich Eichelberger, point leader Kevin Nouse, Dale Hammaker and Austin Hogue were in the top 10.

Galloway, Zearfoss and Smith won the 358 sprint car heats.

September 20, 2013 Feature Finishes:

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter. 2. Brian Montieth. 3. Greg Hodnett. 4. Adam Wilt. 5. Danny Dietrich. 6. Ryan Smith. 7. Chad Layton. 8. Pat Cannon. 9. Brent Marks. 10. Fred Rahmer. 11. Cory Haas. 12. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 13. Alan Krimes. 14. Donnie Kreitz. 15. Dave Ely. 16. Logan Schuchart. 17. Lance Dewease. 18. Dylan Cisney. 19. Jacob Allen. 20. Robbie Stillwaggon. 21. Brock Zearfoss. 22. Rick Lafferty. 23. Ryan Taylor. 24. Ryan Bohlke.

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Brock Zearfoss. 2. Matt Mountz. 3. Jay Galloway. 4. Adrian Shaffer. 5. Mark Smith. 6. Jordan Givler. 7. Rich Eichelberger. 8. Kevin Nouse. 9. Dale Hammaker. 10. Austin Hogue. 11. Ryan Wilson. 12. Ted Thomas Jr. 13. Chandler Leiby. 14. Brie Hershey. 15. Nathan Berwager. 16. Scott Fisher. 17. Brian Allman. 18. Leah Starner. 19. Ryan Kissinger. 20. Alan Spriggle. 21. Michael Markey. 22. D.J. Montgomery.

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TRACK TITLES TO BE DECIDED THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Who will be crowned the 2013 Selinsgrove Speedway track champions and take home the gold championship rings from Foss Jewelers?

That will be determined this Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in the final points race of the season for the 358 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Foss Jewelers Night.  

In the 358 sprint car division, former champion and four-time winner Jason Shultz of Carlisle holds a 115-point lead over eight-time winner and former three-time champion Pat Cannon of Etters.

Cannon will be gunning to become the track’s first-ever four-time 358 sprint car champion. In addition to Cannon, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove and Chad Layton of Harrisburg are former three-time 358 sprint car champions at the track. Last Saturday night, Cannon became only the third driver to win three consecutive Jim Nace Memorial National Open titles for the 410 sprint cars. 

Of the track’s weekly four divisions, only the super late model class is locked up going into this weekend. Jeff Rine of Danville set a new record this year by becoming the speedway’s first-ever nine-time track champion. Rine also set a new record for the most consecutive titles with seven. Rine, a five-time winner this season, has a 425-point lead over four-time winner Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove.

Former three-time pro stock champion Troy Miller of Tower City leads the standings by only 30 points over former champion and five-time feature winner Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove. Seven-time winner Brad Mitch of McClure is also in contention in the third position, trailing Miller by 110 points. 

Seven-time roadrunner feature winner Brian Johnson of Ashland is seeking his first career track championship. Johnson leads the roadrunner standings by 90 points over two-time defending champion and five-time winner Bob Bussey of Northumberland.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will be in action two times this coming weekend. On Friday, Sept. 20, the one-fifth mile track will present a program of go kart and micro sprint car racing at 7 p.m. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

Raceway Park will swing back into action at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, with the 7th Annual 270 Micro Sprint Car All Star Championship Race/Roger Spencer Memorial. This year’s 30-lap All Star race will pay $1,000 to win out of a purse totaling more than $5,000. Joining the micro sprint cars Sunday evening will be the slingshots in a national tour event. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

Selinsgrove Speedway will be present at the 35th Annual Market Street Festival in downtown Selinsgrove from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Teams are invited to put their race cars on display prior to the evening’s National Open for 358-360 sprint cars. 

Please email publicrelations@selinsgrovespeedway.com or contact a speedway official if your race team is interested in participating. 

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2999.

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Port Royal Speedway Returns With Sportsman, 305 & 410 Sprints In October

October 11, 12 and 19 are final 2013 dates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/15/13

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway recently completed its fairweek races including the Tuscarora 50 but the oval is far from finished with the 2013 racing season. 

After a few weeks off, Port Royal returns to action October 11 and 12 over the Columbus Day holiday weekend with a two day, Friday and Saturday card headlined by the 305 sprints.

On tap will be the 2nd annual Blue Collar Classic weekend for the RaceSaver 305 sprints in conjunction with the PA Sprint Series for an interregional event for RaceSaver 305s.

The 7 PM Friday show will feature a regular show for the RaceSaver 305s with the winner and runner-up finisher awarded guaranteed starting positions in Saturday’s Blue Collar Classic finale.

Group time trials will set the heat grids for the Saturday show that will feature a one-day purse of over $10,000 for the RaceSaver 305s.

Saturday’s Blue Collar champion will win some $750 for the checkers.  Also on Saturday a 15-lap Non-Qualifiers feature will be run paying $200 to win.

The conclusion of Saturday’s events will also see the 2013 305 sprint track champion crowned. 

The Friday show will also feature 358 limited late models, a pro stock/street stock challenge and an enduro dash while Saturday’s 6 PM Blue Collar finale night will include the Super Sportsman and an enduro dash.

Port Royal will close the season on Saturday, October 19 at 6 pm with a final show for the 410 sprints along with the super sportsman and a demolition derby.

The Port Royal Speedway awards banquet is coming up on Saturday, November 23 at the Port Royal Community Building on Fourth Street.  Tickets will go on sale by October 1. 

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Plenty Of Williams Grove Racing Action To Go In September

Eyes turn to Oct. 4 & 5 World of Outlaws National Open

9/15/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The racing season is running toward the finish line but there’s still plenty of action to be taken in at Williams Grove Speedway, starting this Friday night September 20.

On the racing card will be the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the Tool Shed of America 358 sprints at 7 pm. 

Both sprint divisions will compete in full programs of qualifying heat races and feature events with bonus money in effect for the 410 sprints.

And both shows will of course be pivotal toward the crowning of the 2013 track champions.

In the 358 sprint standings,  thanks to rain a limited number of shows have been completed for the division this season at the track.

After September 13th double features for the class, Kevin Nouse leads points for the 358 sprints over Austin Hogue with just three shows remaining on the season for the division.

Meanwhile, Fred Rahmer’s point advantage over Greg Hodnett in the 410 sprint class continues to shrink, now down to just 175 markers of separation.

The final 358 sprint shows are coming up on September 27, October 11 and on October 18. 

The track champions in both sprint divisions will be crowned on Champions Night on October 18.

Williams Grove Speedway will host a World of Outlaws tune-up night for the 410 sprints on September 27 that will also see the crowning of the 2013 Diamond Series titlist. 

The tune-up race is meant to give the regular weekly sprint stars a head start on qualifying for the following weeks National Open races.

The biggest sprint car show on the East Coast is set for Williams Grove Speedway on October 4 and 5 as the World of Outlaws invade for the annual National Open.

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

Friday’s Open Preliminary will go 25 laps in distance and pay $8,000 to the winner.   

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CANNON WIRES FIELD FOR THIRD STRAIGHT JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN VICTORY

SELINSGROVE,Pa. – Pat Cannon of Etters turned in an electrifying performance for his third straight win in the Jim Nace Memorial 31st Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Cannon, at the wheel of the Highlands’ Tire & Service Centers No. 3, led all 44 laps and earned $13,936 for the prestigious victory over former five-time Open winner Fred Rahmer of Salfordville, who reeled in Cannon in the final laps for a suspenseful finish.

Pulling off the hat trick, Cannon became only the third driver to win three consecutive National Open victories at the track, joining the late Maynard Yingst of Linglestown (1983-85) and Rahmer (1995-97) on the elite list.

Greg Hodnett of York was the Fast Tees Fast Qualifier over a field of 31 410 sprint cars with a lap time of 16.106 (119 average mph) on the smooth, fast half-mile oval. The Bulldog Coal Co. heats were won by Danny Dietrich of Aspers, Brian Leppo of York, and Rahmer.

Matt Cochran of Williamsport won his first race of the season at Selinsgrove in the 25-lap super late model feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the final points race of the season for the 358 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, sponsored by Foss Jewelers.  Track gates will open at 5 p.m.    

With former three-time Open winner Lance Dewease starting on the pole and two-time defending Open winner Pat Cannon starting second, it was Cannon who won the battle for the early lead into turn one at the start of the Jim Nace Memorial.

Cannon was chased by sixth-place starter Brian Leppo while Dewease, third-place starter Greg Hodnett, and fifth-place starter Stevie Smith raced in the top five.  By lap seven, the leaders began to encounter slower traffic. A lap later, Cannon took evasive action in turn two when another car got partially sideways in front of him.  Cannon’s close call in turn two allowed Leppo to gain valuable real estate and a close race for the lead ensued.

The first segment went non-stop and Cannon was leading Leppo by 1.6 seconds at the scheduled break on lap 24. Leppo, however, was forced to withdraw from the race with motor woes during the fuel stop. When the raced resumed on lap 25, Cannon continued to set the pace in front of Dewease. The race’s only caution flag unfurled on lap 26 when Danny Dietrich’s sprint car fell off the pace.

On lap 30, original fourth-place starter Fred Rahmer began to show a lot of speed and passed Dewease for the runner-up position using the inside lane in turn three.  A suspenseful high-speed chase unfolded in traffic for the next 14 laps as Rahmer steadily began to reel-in Cannon and was at one point within only three car-lengths of the leader.  Rahmer’s last-ditch effort to win a sixth National Open came up short as Cannon took the checkered flag in the race for the third year in a row by 1.6 seconds.

Rahmer finished second followed by Dewease, Hodnett, and Smith in the top five.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY: 14 September 2013
410 Sprint Cars – 31 Entries
44-Lap National Open A-Main:
  1) 3 Pat Cannon ($13,936)  2) 20S Fred Rahmer  3) 27 Lance Dewease   4) 39 Greg Hodnett  5) 19 Stevie Smith  6) 25 Aaron Ott  7) 19M Brent Marks  8) 7 Chad Layton  9) 11 Mike Erdley  10) 17B Steve Buckwalter  11) 1M Mark Smith  12) 12 Blane Heimbach  13) 2T TJ Stutts  14) 21 Brian Monteith  15) 0 Rick Lafferty  16) 1A Jacob Allen  17) 1W Brock Zearfoss  18) 69 Ryan Smith   19) 71 Jessica Anderson  20) 48 Danny Deitrich DNF  21) 1 Brian Leppo DNF  22) 99K Cody Keller DNF  23) 66 Ryan Kissinger DNF  24) 56 Nate Snyder DNF
Heat Winners:  Danny Deitrich, Brian Leppo, Fred Rahmer
B-Main Winner:  Chad Layton
Time Trials:  1) 39 Greg Hodnett 16.106  2) 1 Brian Leppo 16.121  3) 19 Stevie Smith 16.300  4) 1S Logan Schuchart 16.319  5) 27 Lance Dewease 16.344  6) 3 Pat Cannon 16.345  7) 48 Danny Dietrich 16.364  8) 7 Chad Layton 16.390  9) 20S Fred Rahmer 16.413  10) 11 Mike Erdley 16.462  11)2T TJ Stutts 16.495 12) Blane Heimbach 16.501  13) 19M Brent Marks 16.582  14) 1M Mark Smith 16.589  15) 17B Steve Buckwalter 16.654  16) 19W Colby Womer 16.697  17) 21 Brian Monteith 16.709  18) 33 Curt Stroup 16.751  19) 25 Aaron Ott 16.825  20) 56 Nate Snyder 16.828  21) 1W Brock Zearfoss 16.855  22) 1A Jacob Allen 16.873  23) 15 Adam Wilt 16.902  24) 0 Rick Lafferty 16.902  25) 69 Ryan Smith 16.991  26) 99K Cody Keller  17.016  27) 38 Scott Wilson 17.276  28) 71 Jessica Anderson 17.494  29) 66 Ryan Kissinger 17.610  30) 55Z Mark Zimmerman 17.643  31) 21M Duane Mausteller 17.836

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FRANKIE HERR STORMS TO UNPRECEDENTED SIXTH CAREER "SPORTSMAN 100" WIN

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/14/13 - Frankie Herr left no doubt in the 39th Annual Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100 at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Herr came from 15th starting spot to grab the lead from Gregg Foster and become the event's fourth different leader on lap 64, two laps before the caution came out ending the first segment of the 100-lap event.

From there, Herr ran away from the field, crossing a half-lap ahead of seventh-starting Chad Criswell, who edged 2012 "Sportsman 100" winner Scott Dellinger at the line for the runner-up spot.

"I couldn't see!" said Herr upon exiting his Fastener Specialties/Victory Construction & Home Improvement/Tyson Fence/Dale Henry #99 in victory lane, "I didn't have near enough tear-offs there starting in the middle of the pack like that. I thought 'Man, you know what? If I could get to the front I won't need these tear-offs.' So I thought, well.that's what we'll do."

"I want to dedicate this win to my race team.everyone involved, and my crew and my wife," continued Herr, "They make it possible for me."

Herr had to start on the eighth row because he was only 17th fastest of the 33 cars in the field and then finished second in one of the two 10-lap qualifiers.

Polesitter Steve Fannasy led the first nine laps before giving way to outside front row starter Mike Enders. Enders then paced the field through three caution periods and then a long non-stop run from laps 27 through 52, when a yellow flag came out for Chad Trout, who stopped on the front stretch.

When the green flag came back out on lap 57, Enders led for two more laps before sixth-starting Gregg Foster took over. At the time, Herr fought for every spot and had advanced to fifth.

Foster's lead was short lived, with Herr moving into third by lap 61, and then taking the runner-up spot from Enders one lap later.

Just before the break, Herr grabbed the lead from Foster coming off turn four as Foster's car began sputtering low on fuel. Foster faded to fifth, but was saved by the caution leading up to the 66th-lap yellow.

Criswell took the runner-up spot from Dellinger with two to go. Enders settled for fourth, with Foster holding for fifth. Sixth through tenth were Leroy Martin, Doug Dodson, 19th-starting Rich Eichelberger, Steve Fannasy, and 22nd-starting Steve Wilbur.

"The 100 is the one to win," said Herr, "The battle's there all season, but this is the one I definitely wanted to win."
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Herr's total winnings on the night, including $710.73 in lap money and the $60 hard charger award, was $4,770.73.

Super Sportsman qualifiers were won by Dellinger (in a new 10-lap track record of 2:35.65) and Carman Perigo, Jr., with Mallie Shuster winning the last chance race. Fast time in time trials over the 33-car field was set by Scott Geesey with a new one-lap track record time of 15. 133-seconds (89.209
MPH).

Dover's Gene Knaub make short work of the field in 20-lap "358" late model feature, catching Kyle Lear (who started on the pole after Kyle Martin on the initial start) on turns three and four of lap four.

Knaub, who started third after the restart, crossed 2.81 seconds ahead of Lear, with Cam Zeigler, Bobby Beard, and Sam Gallagher completing the top five.

Zeigler's third-place finish, Travis Mease's seventh place finish, and Grant Adams' tenth place finish guarantees that the Trail-Way/Lincoln point championship will not be decided until the final event at Trail-Way September 28th.

Heats for the 19 "358" Late Models were won by Adams and Gallagher.

Lincoln will return to action next Saturday night, September 21, with the annual Kenny Weld Memorial for the 410 Sprints (40 laps) & Thundercars. Time trials at 7 PM, with gates opening at 5 PM.

Saturday, September 14, 2013
39th annual Sportsman 100
Feature (100 Laps) -
1. 99-Frankie Herr ($4,000); 2. 55-Chad Criswell; 3. 30-Scott Dellinger; 4. 3B-Mike Enders; 5. 32-Gregg Foster; 6. 21-Leroy Martin; 7. 43-Doug Dodson; 8. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 9. 11-Steve Fannasy; 10. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 11. 222-Jay Fannasy; 12. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 13. 2-Chad
Trout (-1); 14. 69-Mallie Shuster (-1); 15. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr. (DNF); 16. 20-Eric Eckert (DNF); 17. 00-Rick Barr (DNF); 18. 75-Kenny Edkin (DNF); 19. 20W-Davey Walsh (DNF); 20. 33-Scott Geesey (DNF); 21. 45-Dave Socks (DNF); 22. 1-Paul Miller (DNF); 23. 1J-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 24. 77-Russ Mitten (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Steve Fannasy (1-9), Mike Enders (10-58), Gregg Foster (59-63), Frankie Herr (64-100)

1st Qualifier (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 30-Scott Dellinger; 2. 99-Frankie Herr; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin; 4. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 5. 20W-Davey Walsh; 6. 69-Mallie Shuster; 7. 59-Rodney Adams; 8. 91-Lanny Hake; 9. 7-Todd Leonard; 10. 22-Jaremi Hanson (DNF); DNS - 17-Brian Gontz. Time - 2:35.65 (New 10-Lap Track Record)

2nd Qualifier (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 2. 77-Russ Mitten; 3. 00-Rick Barr; 4. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 5. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 6. 45-Dave Socks; 7. 64-Stan Wanner; 8. 99G-Scott Grace; 9. 18-David Conrad, Jr. (DNF); 10. 57G-Geoff Gill (DNF). No Time

Last Chance race (10 Laps/2 to qualify) - 1. 69-Mallie Shuster; 2. 45-Dave Socks; 3. 99G-Scott Grace; 4. 7-Todd Leonard; 5. 64-Stan Wanner; 6. 59-Rodney Adams; 7. 91-Lanny Hake; 8. 57G-Geoff Gill (DNF); 9. 22-Jaremi Hanson (DNF); 10. 18-David Gill (DNF); 11. 17-Brian Gontz (DNF). No Time

Time Trials - 1. 33-Scott Geesey, 15.133 seconds (89.209 MPH)(NEW 1-LAP TRACK RECORD); 2. 55C-Chad Criswell, 15.199; 3. 32-Gregg Foster, 15.458; 4. 22-Jay Fannasy, 15.481; 5. 1-Paul Miller, 15.541; 6. 21-Leroy Martin, 15.542; 7. 3B-Mike Enders, 15.543; 8. 11-Steve Fannasy, 15.562; 9. 1J-Kevin Nouse, 15.591; 10. 43-Doug Dodson, 15.626; 11. 20-Eric Eckert, 15.627; 12. 2-Chad Trout, 15.641; 13. 30-Scott Dellinger, 15.652; 14. 43-Carmen Perigo, Jr., 15.655; 15. 75-Kenny Edkin, 15.675; 16. 9K-Steve Wilbur, 15.690; 17. 99-Frankie Herr, 15.694; 18. 00-Rick Barr, 15.699; 19. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 15.730; 20. 77-Russ Mitten, 15.764; 21. 77-Brian Gontz, 15.80 0; 22. 45-Dave Socks, 15.829; 23. 59-Rodney Adams, 15.838; 24. 25-Bobby Hockenberry, 15.860; 25. 20W-Davey Walsh, 15.879; 26. 64-Stan Wanner, 15.924; 27. 91-Lanny Hake, 15.936; 28. 18-David Conrad, Jr., 16.052; 29. 69-Mailie Shuster, 16.058; 30. 57G-Geoff Gill, 16.060; 31. 7-Todd Leonard, 16.076; 32. 99G-Scott Grace, 16.099; 33. 22-Jaremi Hanson, 16.372.

358 LATE MODELS Feature (20 laps) - 1. 1-Gene Knaub; 2. 151-Kyle Lear; 3. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 4. 29-Bobby Beard; 5. 25-Sam Gallagher; 6. X-Bernie Beard; 7. 116-Travis Mease; 8. 54-Kyle Martin; 9. 48-Larry Baer; 10. 64-Grant Adams; 11. 14-Tyler Horst; 12. 62-Devin Frey; 13. 78-John Ebersole; 14. 7-Pat Beard; 15. 5-Jake Moser; 16. 4-John Moser, Jr.; 17. 50-Jason Smith; 18. 11-Sam Rial; 19. 68-Carl Leach. No Time

Lap Leaders - Kyle Lear (1-3), Gene Knaub (4-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 64-Grant Adams; 2. 48-Larry Baer; 3. 29-Bobby Beard; 4. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 5. X-Bernie Beard; 6. 116-Travis Mease; 7. 7-Pat Beard; 8. 50-Jason Smith; 9. 5-Jake Moser; 10. 68-Carl Leach. Time - 2:14.78

2nd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 25-Sam Gallagher; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 151-Kyle Lear; 4. 54-Kyle Martin; 5. 14-Tyler Horst; 6. 62-Devin Fry; 7. 4-John Moser, Jr.; 8. 78-John Ebersole; 9. 11-Sam Rial. Time - 2:14.22

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 Sprint Car Driver

1. Fred Rahmer 4410
2. Greg Hodnett 4235
3. Brent Marks 4055
4. Lance Dewease 3930
5. Don Kreitz Jr. 3805
6. Danny Dietrich 3595
7. Alan Krimes 3570
8. Brian Montieth 3350
9. Cory Haas 2960
10. Logan Schuchart 2860
 
358 sprint cars
1. Kevin Nouse 1840
2. Austin Hogue 1595
3. Dale Hammaker 1440
4. Jay Galloway 1280
5. Adrian Shaffer 1215
6. Ted Thomas Jr. 1020
7. Nathan Berwager 1015
8. Mark Smith 1010
9. Brie Hershey 1005
10. Tim Berkheimer 990

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McClelland claims sixth of year in Trial-Way “358” Sprints; Title to be decided in final week

Hanover, PA (09/13/13) –Again this year, the battle for the Trail-Way “358” sprint car track title will go down to the final week. All-time Trail-Way winner Brad McClelland made sure of that by coming from ninth starting spot to claim his sixth win of the year and on Friday the 13th.

“I’m the most superstitious person here,” quipped McClelland upon exiting the Rucker Computer Solutions/Don Beard Racing Engines/Moose Blocks #6R in victory lane, “I clipped the 30 car when he got out of shape on turns three and four, and then barely got by the 4 and 10 cars when they got together on the backstretch.  We are lucky to be here.”

Polesitter Zach Euculano led the first seven laps until Cris Eash spun off turn four into the infield.  Eash rejoined the field, and came through to cross fourth at the end, moving past the absent Tim Wagaman into third in the season-long point series.

Isaac Sneeringer grabbed the lead on the eighth-lap restart, a fraction of a lap before Eucalano, fourth-place Dwight Leppo, and sixth-place Mike Bittinger all got together on the backstretch, bringing out another caution with Sneeringer on the point.  By that time, seventh-staring Jeff Rohrbaugh and McClelland were up to second and third.

As Sneeringer continued to lead, McClelland drove around Rohrbaugh for second on lap 12. Two laps later, McClelland grabbed the lead from Sneeringer, just before another caution flag came out for a spinning Shane Hoff in turn two.

McClelland and Sneeringer ran one-two the rest of the way, with Rohrbaugh hanging on to the points lead with a third-place finish. McClelland’s win closed him to within 16 points entering next Friday’s final “358” sprint show of the year.

Fifth through tenth were invader Colby Womer, Bittinger, Randy Whisler, Cody Fletcher, and Matt Findley, and Hoff.

Heats for the 15 “358” sprint cars were won by Rohrbaugh and McClelland.

358 Sprints Feature (25 Laps) 1.  6R Brad McClelland; 2. 19Z Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 45 Jeff Rohrbaugh;  4. 17E Cris Eash; 5. 19 Colby Womer; 6. 12 Mike Bittinger; 7. 64 Randy Whisler; 8. 66A Cody Fletcher; 9. 28F Matt Findley; 10. 69 Shane Hoff; 11. 5O Brian Allman ; 12. 76 Douglas Deeds; 13. 10 Zach Euculano. 14. 4 Dwight Leppo; 15. 30 Seth Kearchner.  No time.

Lap Leaders- Zach Euculano (1-8); Isaac Sneeringer (9-13); Brad McClelland (14-20)

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 45 Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 4 Dwight Leppo; 3. 30 Seth Kearchner; 4. 19Z Isaac Sneeringer; 5. 10 Zach Euculano; 6. 5O Brian Allman; 7. 28F Matt Findley; 8. 76 Douglas Deeds. .  Time – 2:23.22.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 6R Brad McClelland; 2.17E Cris Eash ; 3.19 Colby Womer; 4.17E Cris Each; 5.69 Shane Hoff; 6.66A Cody Fletcher ; 7. 64 Randy Whisler. Time – 2:22.69

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Ott, Nouse & Smith Williams Grove Sprint Winners September 13

Williams Grove Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/13/13

Mechanicsburg –  Aaron Ott of East Berlin wired the field for the 25-lap 410 sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking home $3,600 plus another $250 in lap money for the victory.

In the 358 sprint class, a pair of winners emerged with Kevin Nouse winning the held over main from a rain out on September 1 while Mark Smith took the regularly scheduled feature event. 


Ott started on the pole of the 410 sprint main and took the lead over Steve Buckwalter when action got started.

The pace was halted just twice, first with five laps completed and again with eight laps recorded and both times Ott was able to outdistance the field.

During the last half of the race Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease and  Danny Dietrich made advances toward the front with only Dewease unable to hold his positions.

Hodnett started eighth in the field and took third from Chad Layton with three laps to go. 

Dietrich began the race in 10th and raced into fourth with two laps to go. 

Dewease was as high as fourth at the halfway point, making bids for third before falling backward later to end up sixth.

“Starting first is one of the hardest spots to win from,” Ott said.

“It’s been forever since we’ve been half decent.  I’m super ecstatic.” 

Buckwalter ran second the entire distance to finsh with the spot followed by Hodnett, Dietrich and Layton.

Sixth through 10th went to Dewease, Brent Marks, Fred Rahmer,  Brian Montieth and Don Kreitz Jr.

Heats for the 25-car field went to Gerard McIntyre Jr., Jimmy Seger and Hodnett.

The held over 358 main restarted with four laps complete and Adrian Shaffer in the lead. 

Shaffer was on his way to his second division win of the year when with just four laps to go his mount lost power suddenly, handing over the lead to Kevin Nouse. 

Nouse then rode his fortune to the victory for his third of the season at the track.

Austin Hogue rode home second followed by Chandler Leiby, Dale Hammaker and Derek Locke.

Mark Smith started ninth in the regularly slated 358 sprint main and joined the fray at the front between Brian Garland, Tyler Ross and Nathan Berwager at the halfway point.

Garland led the first 10 laps before Ross took over from the sixth starting spot.

But Smith took second from Garland with six to to and then he passed Ross as the field worked lap 15. 

However a caution forced him back to second for a restart but Smith just repeated the feat when green replaced the yellow to run to his third overall win of the year at Williams Grove including a pair of wins in 360 competition.

Ross settled for second followed by Austin Hogue, Garland and Berwager.

Heats for the 33-car field went to Berwager, Nouse, Hogue and Smith with Rich Eichelberger taking the consolation.

September 13, 2013 Feature Finishes:

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Aaron Ott, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Chad Layton, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Brent Marks, 8. Fred Rahmer, 9. Brian Montieth, 10. Don Kreitz Jr., 11. Ryan Taylor, 12. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 13. Adam Wilt, 14. Cory Haas, 15. Robbie Kendall, 16. Ryan Smith, 17. Ryan Bohlke, 18. Jimmy Seger, 19. Dave Sammons, 20. Tim Glatfelter, 21. Kyle Moody, 22. Rick Lafferty, 23. Glenndon Forsythe, 24. Ryan Wilson

DNQ: Jay Reichar


358 sprints, 20 laps (Sept. 1 make-up):  1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Austin Hogue, 3. Chandler Leiby, 4. Dale Hammaker, 5. Derek Locke, 6. Jay Galloway, 7. Tim Wagaman, 8. Rich Eichelberger, 9. Chase Dietz, 10. Drew Heistand, 11. DJ Montgomery, 12. Ted Thomas, 13. Brie Hershey, 14. Danny Massey, 15. Nate Berwager, 16. Brian Garland, 17. Scott Fisher, 18. Jordan Givler, 19. Denny Gross, 20. Alan Spriggle, 21. Adrian Shaffer, 22. Dan Richcreek, 23. Aaron Eichelberger, 24. Jeff Rohrbaug

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Mark Smith, 2. Tyler Ross, 3. Austin Hogue, 4. Brian Garland, 5. Nathan Berwager, 6. Ted Thomas Jr., 7. Kevin Nouse, 8. Derek Locke, 9. Tim Wagaman, 10. Dale Hammaker, 11. Chase Dietz, 12. Jay Galloway, 13. Rich Eichelberger, 14. Chris Arnold, 15. Brock Zearfoss, 16. Adrian Shaffer, 17. Brie Hershey, 18. Chandler Leiby, 19. Alan Spriggle, 20. Denny Gross, 21. Drew Heistand, 22. DJ Montgomery, 23. Mike Walter, 24. Danny Massey

DNQ: Matt Mountz, Jordan Givler, Dan Richcreek, Leah Starner, Scott Fisher, Austin Reed, Matt Sauers, Mike Markey, Aaron Eichelberger

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HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY TRADITION NEARS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 19

358 MODIFIEDS, URC SPRINTS, SPORTSMAN, ARDC MIDGETS & LEGENDS PLUS MONSTER SMASH DEMOLITION DERBY MAKE FOR A BIG NIGHT

The Thunder Series season finale is set for Saturday night, October 19 at the Grandview Speedway and will present the traditional House of Thunder Halloween Party and the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s.   It’s a busy night of features only that will  include the 358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Wingless Midgets, Sportsman and Legends cars each racing in a  25 lap feature event.   Also on the program will be the Blast from the Past & Garden State Vintage Cars, the Vince’s Towing Owners Race and the always popular Monster Smash Demolition Derby.  For rules on the Monster Smash Demolition Derby, please visit our website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

Gates will open at 4 PM with the first of five 25 lap features taking the green flag at 6 PM.   The Legend’s will be the first feature of the night followed by ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, 358 Modifieds with the URC Sprints being the night-cap feature event.  The Monster Smash Demolition will close out the full night of racing.

This event is an invite only so expect to see the top drivers from each division with more the one-hundred and fifteen cars expected to fill the pit area.  For the URC Sprints, this event will be a point race with the season long championship title being decided at Grandview Speedway.

General admission for this event is $25 for adults,  children 6-11 $5 and children five and under will be admitted for free.  The pit fee will be $30 with any license and $35 without a license.

The October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party will mark the 109th event of the twenty-four year old Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.   Plans are already in the making for a huge 2014 Thunder Celebration as Thunder on the Hill reaches its’ twenty-fifth year.  

We’re collecting the “greatest moments”  of the past twenty-four years of Thunder and we’re asking you to submit your fondest memory.   What is that one race, event or moment in Thunder Series history that stands out for you?    E-mail us at thundermoments25@gmail.com  and be sure to include your name, address and phone number.  Some great prizes will be distributed as we plan a 25 year history video and plan a t-shirt design for this great celebration.

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Lincoln Speedway
358 sprint car points
Final

1. Niki Young 6090
2. Jeff Rohrbaugh 6080
3. Tyler Ross 5970
4. Tim Wagaman 5885
5. Austin Hogue 5805
6. Chase Dietz 5640
7. Brie Hershey 5505
8. Matt Findley 5450
9. Dale Hammaker 5160
10. Chris Arnold 4525

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Three Sprint Mains At Williams Grove Friday Night

Held over 358 sprint feature to be completed with full program of 410 and 358 sprints

9/8/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will offer up an extra special sprint car show for fans this Friday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.

On tap will be the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the Tool Shed of America 358 sprints in full length programs plus the rain-delayed 358 feature held over from September 1 will also be on the agenda.

Rains hit at the oval on September 1 with just four laps completed in the 358 sprint main and the completion of that feature will be part of this week’s program.

There will be no increase in admission for the sprint car special this week at Williams Grove Speedway.

Both divisions of sprint cars will again be on the racing card on September 20 before a National Open tune up takes place along with the 358 sprints on September 27.

The September 27 program will also decide the 2013 Diamond Series championship for the sprint cars in which Lance Dewease currently holds a slim lead over Don Kreitz Jr.. 

And as the month wanes, the race for the 2013 410 sprint track title continues to tighten with defending titlist Greg Hodnett now within striking distance of leader Fred Rahmer.

The track champs will be crowned on Champions Night on October 18.

The month of September is all in preparation for the the biggest sprint car show on the East Coast, the World of Outlaws Williams Grove Speedway National Open, coming up on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5.

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

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Kreitz Wins Port Royal Tuscarora 50 Sprint Spectacle, Takes Third W In Prestigious Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/7/13

Port Royal – Don Kreitz Jr. of Sinking Spring entered competition at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night for the first time in nearly four years and walked off with the 46th annual Tuscarora 50 sprint car triumph, worth $12,000 plus another $1,200 in lap money to take a total of $13,200 back to Berks County along with a trophy bigger than he for this third overall victory in the prestigious and classic event.

Kreitz made the decision to enter the event after helping teammate Ryan Smith race at the oval on Friday night and seeing the superior track surface on Friday.

“I have never seen the track here this good,” Kreitz said both before and after the Saturday races. 

“I mean you could race anywhere you wanted, the bottom, the middle or the top, both nights.”

And the 40 sprint car drivers in the races on Saturday night used ever square inch of the historic half-mile as both Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth admitted to using the outside wall as a balancing beam to sling their mounts around the turns on the high side.

“It probably wasn’t too smart, looking at it now,” Dietrich quipped after the race as the runner-up, “But it worked.” 

Kreitz’s teammate Ryan Smith of Kunkeltown drew the pole for the 50-lap event while Kreitz himself got second for the start to make it an all Kreitz-car powder blue No. 69 front row for the start.

Adam Wilt and Tim Shaffer lined up in the second row with Lance Dewease and Danny Holtgraver in row three.

And when the green flag unfurled over the field of PA Posse and All Star Circuit of Champions drivers, Kreitz allowed Smith to lead only three-quarters of a lap before he pushed his No. 6K9 into the lead off of the fourth corner. 

Kreitz was already entering lapped traffic with six away when the races first yellow flag appeared.

Again Kreitz entered the backmarkers in another six laps with Smith, Shaffer, Holtgraver and Dewease in tow but when the second yellow flew on the 15th circuit, fans were dazed in amazement at the show 24th starter Brian Montieth had been putting on to fly by one or two cars per lap and have himself sitting seventh for the restart.

When action resumed Montieth pushed his No. 21 up against the outside rail in the first turn to drive by both Cap Henry and Dewease and take over fifth and then to move by Holtgraver for fourth on the 18th circuit. 

Dewease tried staging a comeback at this point and appeared to be showing all that his car had upon seeing Montieth get ahead and he briefly drove by Monetieth into fourth before the Phoenixville flyer drove even harder and higher to again get fourth on the 22nd tour. 

And then on the 24th circuit Montieth plastered four-time All Star champion Tim Shaffer for third just before the lap 25 stoppage for refueling during which time teams could pour over their cars to make adjustments or changes.

Kreitz restarted with the lead over Smith, Montieth, Shaffer and Dewease with 15th starter Danny Dietrich up to sixth after getting rolling around the extreme topside of the track as well.

Montieth kept working his top to perfection, as did Dietrich when action resumed and the field again entered the backmarkers with 19 laps to go with the pair poised to pounce for the top spots.

Dietrich had driven past Shaffer for fifth on lap 28 and then Dewease for fourth spot with 20 to go.

As Kreitz held sway over the closing pair and a hounding Smith, Montieth and Dietrich whizzed into second and third with 18 laps left but Montieth would be the one to overtake Kreitz for the top spot

He went out front on the 37th tour with Kreitz working traffic on the bottom but after seeing Montieth go by for control, Kreitz later said he, “Wiped his tears,” and moved up a lane and it worked.

The Sinking Spring pilot then began chugging through the middle of the track to run down Montieth’s quickly building advantage and flex his car through the middle of the third and fourth turns as the thousands of fans watched the exciting spectacle unfold as Kreitz split a lapped car on the bottom and Montieth to his outside and go back out front with just 10 laps left as Montieth lost his composure briefly and got shuffled backward.

A caution flag regrouped the field and slowed the dizzying event with six laps left when point leader and newly crowned sprint champion Blane Heimbach expired a motor on the front chute.

The restart now put Dietrich on Kreitz’s tail for racing after he got the spot amid the flurry of action for the lead.
 
Dietrich put up the best high wire act he could muster when the race again took off but was quickly slowed again with five to go when TJ Stutts spun to a stop.

Again Dietrich put all he had into a jaunt for control on the restart but by this time Kreitz wasn’t getting passed again as he went on to pick up the third Tuscarora victory of his career after taking his first two in 1993 and 1999.

It was his 12th career win at the oval and he credited 79-year old wizard veteran mechanic Dave Brown Sr. for the victory.

“Davey just had this thing perfect tonight,” 51-year old winner Kreitz said.

“Davey had this thing locked down.  That thing in clean air was unbelievable.”

Kreitz talked about being passed by Montieth for the lead. 

“Well, the first time I got to lapped traffic, I tried to roll around them,” Kreitz said. “I got one, but I couldn't do anything.

“The second time, I would kind of hang in the middle and couldn't do anything.”

“We changed the car a little bit at the break and when I saw Montieth go by, my heart sank a little bit,” Kreitz said.

“Once I wiped my tears away, I figured I needed to pick up the pace. We were lucky to get by him.”

Gettysburg’s Dietrich settled for second at the finish.

“We were really, really fast,” Dietrich said. “We got to second, and I thought we could make a run on him until the caution came out.”

“We ran really hard but when the race went back green, the tires sealed over. We had a good car and 15th to second, we'll take it.”

With a twinkle in his eye, Montieth ended third in the race and admitted to having great fun during his exhibition of skill while racing mere inches from disaster for most of the race. 

Smith fell to fourth at the finish with Dewease ending fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Cap Henry, Tim Shaffer, Greg Hodnett, Mike Wagner and Holtgraver.

Heats for the 40-car field went to Adam Wilt, Stevie Smith, Dewease and Mike Wagner.

Brian Leppo won the B Main. 

Tim Shaffer set quick time in qualifications with a lap of 16.827 seconds. 

Dylan Cisney earned a provisional starting spot in the event as the highest driver in Port Royal points who didn’t make it into the show through the B Main while Mike Erdley received the $445 15th annual Will Gamble Determination Award as the second driver in line in points behind Cisney.

In the 15-lap pro stock main, an impressive display of skill by Juniata County native Devin Hart in his first pro stock start saw the youngster earn a hard-fought first-ever victory at the oval.

Hart started sixth in the field and watched as division powerhouse Tim Krape took the lead on the firth tour. 

Hart was up to second behind Krape for the restart and he steadily applied heavy pressure to the track champion during the final 10 laps before strongly muscling by to his outside for the lead, racing just inches from the outside of Krape’s car.

Krape was the first person on the stage to congratulate Hart on his win when the smiling driver exited his racer for victory lane ceremonies.

“I don’t even know what to say,” Hart said.

Krape was second followed by Nate Fisher, Andrew Shoop and Kyle Rapp. 

Heats went to Krape and Rapp.

46th annual Tuscarora 50
Port Royal Speedway
A-Main -  (50 Laps)
1. 69K-Don Krietz Jr.[2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[15]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth[24]; 4. 69-Ryan Smith[1]; 5. 27-Lance Dewease[5]; 6. 54-Cap Henry[7]; 7. 83-Tim Shaffer[4]; 8. 39-Greg Hodnett[12]; 9. 55-Mike Wagner[9]; 10. 45-Danny Holtgraver[6]; 11. 98-Doug Esh[16]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart[10]; 13. 15-Adam Wilt[3]; 14. 5-Dylan Cisney[25]; 15. 7-Chad Layton[18]; 16. 44-Rodney Westhafer[23]; 17. 747-Davey Sammons[13]; 18. 19-Stevie Smith[8]; 19. 25-Jimmy Seger[20]; 20. 2T-T.J. Stutts[14]; 21. 12-Blane Heimbach[17]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen[19]; 23. 56-Nate Snyder[22]; 24. 1Z-Brian Leppo[21]; 25. 2-Dale Blaney[11]

Lap Leaders: Kreitz 1 - 36, 40 - 50; Montieth 37 - 39
 
Qualifying - 1. 83-Tim Shaffer, 16.827; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 17.067; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.086; 4. 69K-Don Krietz Jr., 17.150; 5. 2-Dale Blaney, 17.252; 6. 69-Ryan Smith, 17.288; 7. 39-Greg Hodnett, 17.309; 8. 747-Davey Sammons, 17.367; 9. 2T-T.J. Stutts, 17.397; 10. 56-Nate Snyder, 17.445; 11. 54-Cap Henry, 17.471; 12. O7 I-Cliff Brian, 17.503; 13. 15-Adam Wilt, 17.562; 14. 19-Stevie Smith, 17.572; 15. 27-Lance Dewease, 17.643; 16. 55-Mike Wagner, 17.695; 17. 1Z-Brian Leppo, 17.706; 18. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.781; 19. 44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.792; 20. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.810; 21. 8H-Keith Kauffman, 17.852; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.898; 23. 98-Doug Esh, 17.925; 24. 80-Trey Gustin, 17.928; 25. 5-Dylan Cisney, 17.945; 26. O-Rick Lafferty, 17.957; 27. 11-Mike Erdley, 17.959; 28. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.969; 29. 12-Blane Heimbach, 18.104; 30. 7-Chad Layton, 18.183; 31. 20-Ryan Taylor, 18.188; 32. 1A-Jacob Allen, 18.205; 33. 27H-Lucas Wolfe, 18.251; 34. 40-Caleb Helms, 18.263; 35. 19M-Brent Marks, 18.306; 36. 25-Jimmy Seger, 18.453; 37. O7-Mark Coldren, 18.701; 38. 25B-Tyler Bear, 18.979; 39. 55Z-Mark Zimmerman, 19.634; 40. 33-Curt Stroup, 99.999
 
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 15-Adam Wilt[1] ; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 2T-T.J. Stutts[2] ; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach[8] ; 6. 1Z-Brian Leppo[5] ; 7. 8H-Keith Kauffman[6] ; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney[7] ; 9. 27H-Lucas Wolfe[9] ; 10. O7-Mark Coldren[10]
 
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 19-Stevie Smith[1] ; 2. 69-Ryan Smith[3] ; 3. 45-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 7-Chad Layton[8] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 6. 56-Nate Snyder[2] ; 7. O-Rick Lafferty[7] ; 8. 21-Brian Montieth[5] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 10. 25B-Tyler Bear[10]
 
Heat 3 -  (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 27-Lance Dewease[1] ; 2. 54-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 4. 98-Doug Esh[6] ; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart[4] ; 6. 44-Rodney Westhafer[5] ; 7. 19M-Brent Marks[9] ; 8. 11-Mike Erdley[7] ; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor[8] ; 10. 55Z-Mark Zimmerman[10]
 
Heat 4 -  (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 55-Mike Wagner[1] ; 2. 69K-Don Krietz Jr.[4] ; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen[8] ; 4. 747-Davey Sammons[3] ; 5. 25-Jimmy Seger[9] ; 6. 75-Nicole Bower[5] ; 7. O7 I-Cliff Brian[2] ; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody[7] ; 9. 80-Trey Gustin[6]
 
B-Main -  (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 1Z-Brian Leppo[3] ; 2. 56-Nate Snyder[1] ; 3. 44-Rodney Westhafer[5] ; 4. 21-Brian Montieth[4] ; 5. 19M-Brent Marks[16] ; 6. O7 I-Cliff Brian[2] ; 7. 8H-Keith Kauffman[7] ; 8. O-Rick Lafferty[10] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[6] ; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody[12] ; 11. 5-Dylan Cisney[9] ; 12. 80-Trey Gustin[8] ; 13. 11-Mike Erdley[11] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[15] ; 15. 27H-Lucas Wolfe[14] ; 16. 25B-Tyler Bear[18] ; 17. 55Z-Mark Zimmerman[19] ; 18. O7-Mark Coldren[17] ; 19. 20-Ryan Taylor[13]

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KELLER POWERS TO SPRINT WIN USING BOTTOM LANE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Cody “The Codeman” Keller discovered the bottom lane was the fast way around Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night when the young Selinsgrove chauffer powered to his first win of the season  in the 25-lap 358 sprint car feature.

Keller was driving the Selinsgrove Ford/Trautman’s Meat Market/Keller’s Auto Body No. 99K for his second career sprint car victory and became the ninth different winner in 358-360 sprint car racing at the track this season.

Points leader Pat Cannon of Etters and Phil Walter of McClure were both sidelined for the evening following a violent double sprint car flip in turn one at the start of the second heat. Both drivers escaped injury.

Jeff Rine of Danville powered to his sixth win of the year and the 85th of his career at Selinsgrove in the 25-lap late model feature.

Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove won his fifth race of the season in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while Brian Johnson of Ashland notched his seventh victory of the year in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Jim Nace Memorial 31st Annual Selinsgrove Ford National Open for 410 sprint cars plus super late models at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The 44-lap Open will pay $12,000 to win and $700 to start the speedway’s crown jewel event. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

On the second attempt to start the sprint car feature, original third-place starter Duane Mausteller took the early lead with second-place starter Scott Wilson and fifth-place starter Cody Keller in close pursuit. Keller drove by Wilson for the second position on the second circuit and began to reel in Mausteller.

On the seventh circuit, Keller made his initial pass by Mausteller for the lead using the inside lane in turns one and two. Mausteller, however, fought back as he and Keller see-sawed for the lead for several laps in a suspenseful race at the front of the pack. On lap nine, seventh-place starter Mark Smith began to show a lot of speed and drove into the second position.

While Keller was driving the bottom of the race track to perfection, Smith was keeping the leader in his sights using the high line around the speedway. By lap 18, Keller began to encounter slower traffic and managed to hold onto the lead while Smith appeared to be gaining on a wide open race track around the top.

The event’s final caution flag unfurled on lap 22 when Johnny Smith’s sprint car stopped on the track. On the restart, Keller protected the lead on the bottom while Smith and Mausteller dueled for the second position again. At the checkered flag, Keller was victorious by 2.5 seconds over Smith, Mausteller, 11th-place starter Derek Locke, and 12th-place starter Jason Shultz.

Polesitter Hayes Mattern powered into the lead at the start of the late model feature and was trailed by second-place starter Pancho Lawler. On the first lap, sixth-place starter Matt Cochran quickly advanced to third and then moved into the second spot.

Racing down the backstretch on lap five, Cochran pulled into the lead using the inside lane. Three laps later, 12th-place starter Jeff Rine moved into the third position behind Cochran and Mattern. By lap 10, Rine was in second and closing on Cochran in traffic.

The late model race was stopped on lap 15 for a multi-car pileup in turn three that resulted in a serious fire on Jim Yoder’s No. 27 late model. All drivers escaped injury.

When the race resumed, Rine went to the outside of Cochran and made the winning pass on the backstretch. Once in front of the pack, Rine began to stretch his lead. At the checkered flag, Rine was victorious by 1.8 seconds over Cochran, Bryan Bernheisel, Dylan Yoder, and Coleby Frye.

Third-place starter Jim Gearhart led the first three laps of the pro stock feature until fifth-place starter Nathan Long made an inside pass in turn two to take command of the field. Long’s lead was short-lived as ninth-place starter Kyle Bachman stole the front spot entering turn one on a lap five restart.

Eighth-place starter Brad Mitch soon advanced to second and set his sights on Bachman. A close two-car battle for the lead unfolded between Bachman and Mitch. On the final restart on lap 12, Mitch remained in striking distance but Bachman posted the victory by just half of a second. Rounding out the top five were Long, points leader Troy Miller, and AJ Stroup.

Brian Johnson stormed from his sixth starting position and pulled into the early lead in the roadrunner feature. Johnson was chased by polesitter Brandon Shultz until fifth-place starter Bob Bussey took over the second postion on lap three.

For the remaining laps, Johnson was pressured by Bussey for the lead. The final caution flag unfurled with two laps remaining, setting up a chase to the checkered flag between Johnson and Bussey, who made several attempts to snag the lead to no avail. At the finish, Johnson was victorious by just .22 of a second over Bussey, John Fowler Jr., Shultz, and Butch Shaffer.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 7 September 2013
358 Sprint Cars – 23 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 99K Cody Keller  2) 1 Mark Smith 3) 21 Duane Mausteller  4) 77 Derek Locke  5) 2 Jason Shultz  6) 100 Mike Walter  7) 66 Ryan Kissinger  8) 38 Scott Wilson  9) 76 Larry Kelleher  10) 19 Colby Womer  11) 29 Matt Horst  12) 33W Michael Walter  13) 35 Shannon Fisher  14) 13 Ryan Higgins  15) 67 Jason Cherry  16) 15 Johnny Smith DNF  17) 5B Josh Beard DNF  18) 99B Nyle Berkes DNF   19) 15R Jay Reichard DNS  20) 5 Phil Walter DNS  21) 71C Charlie Anderson DNS  22) 33 John Troxell DNS  23) 3 Pat Cannon DNS

Late Models -22 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine  2) 16 Matt Cochran  3) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  4) 24 Dylan Yoder  5) F1 Coleby Frye  6) 99Z Dave Zona  7) 93 Pancho Lawler  8) 3W Tim Wilson  9) 45 Eric Hons  10) 9 Hayes Mattern  11) 90 Kyle Rhoads  12) 7M Meade Hahn  13) 92 Nate Romig  14) M1 Mike Mort  15) 10 Dave Stamm  16) 11 Jason Schmidt  17) 88 Tony Adams DNF  18) 61 Ken Trevitz DNF  19) 27 Jim Yoder DNF  20) 14 Dave Brouse DNF   21) 119 Jim Berheisel DNF  22) 76 Andy Haus DNF 
Heat Winners:  Jeff Rine, Pancho Lawler, Jim Bernheisel

Pro Stocks – 17 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 99 Kyle Bachman  2) 10M Brad Mitch  3) 63 Nathan Long  4) 115 Troy Miller  5) 26 AJ Stroup  6) 8M Brandon Moser  7) 85 Terry Lauver  8) 85L Pete Lauver  9) 83 Matt Wilson  10) 3G Jim Gerhart  11) 4 Jim Payne  12) 11 Jake Buck  13) 28J Jeff Ceballo  14) 06 Frank Reisser  15) 15S Shawn Stahl  16) 115S Shaun Miller DNF  17) 6 Nate Herman DNF  18) 94 Kenny  Day DNF
Heat Winners:  AJ Stroup, Troy Miller

Roadrunners – 11 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 201 Brian Johnson  2) 76 Bob Bussey  3) 02 John Fowler  4) 31B Brandon Shultz  5) 7 Butch Shaffer  6) 89 John Schoch  7) 99 Chris Hoffman  8) 28 Curtis Lawton  9) 8K Jeremy Kline DNF  10) 55 Lori Croop DNF  11) 22 Ricky Buss DNF

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REED CLAIMS FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WIN IN "358" SPRINT CAR POINTS FINALE

NIKI YOUNG WINS FIRST CAREER LINCOLN TITLE BY 10 POINTS OVER JEFF ROHRBAUGH

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/7/13 -Austin Reed won a personal battle and Niki Young won the season long points war in the 25-lap "358" sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Reed, who has fought gremlins all season long, started on the pole and led every lap of the main event despite heavy pressure from Jeff Rohrbaugh in a one-lap shootout to the finish.

Rohrbaugh, who started 11th, was unable to make the pass in the final lap, and finished a mere 10 points behind fifth-place finisher Niki Young in the point series. It was Young's first career track title.

"We've been battling motors all year long," said Reed upon exiting his Save-Right Auto Sales/Reed Painting #34 in victory lane, "Finally we got something to work. The heater coil was coming out of the fuel pump, and we weren't sure it was going to make it. I saw smoke coming out and they told me to pull in when I saw smoke, but I just couldn't.especially as fast as we were. We are either fast or we break, but I think we got the monkey off our back now."

Austin Hogue came from 12th starting spot to cross third, with Tyler Ross and Young completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were 2012 track champ Tim Wagaman, Chris Arnold, Dale Hammaker, Brie Hershey, and Ted Thomas, Jr.

Heats for the 31 "358" Sprints were won by Hogue, Wagaman, and Ross, with Matt Mountz winning the consolation.

Lewistown's Eric Parker drove under outside front row starter Tyler Reeser on a 17th lap restart and hung on for the win in the 20-lap PA Sprint Series Racesaver 305 sprint car feature.

Reeser settled for second, with George Riden, Brock Bilger, and Alex Schanz crossing third through fifth. Logan Wagner, Lance Newlin, Ryan Lynn, Mike Wagner II, and Freddie Rahmer completed the top ten.

Heats for the 29 PASS Racesaver 305 Sprints were won by Donnie Hendershot, Reeser, and Parker, with Zack Newlin winning the consolation.

Getteysburg's Will Walls ended his brother's 6-race win streak by picking up his 8th career Lincoln Speedway win in the 20-lap Thundercar feature. Walls passed Polesitter Roy Warehime on the sixth lap and then weather all challenges the rest of the way, including a one-lap shoot-out to the checkered.

Outside frontrow starter Brian Diehl finished second, with Jamie Zentmyer third, Jason Townsend fourth and Wayne Dutterer fifth.

Heats for the Thundercars were won by Warehime and Bryan Walls.

Lincoln will return to action next Saturday night, September 14, with the 39th Annual Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100 and 358 Late Models. Time trials will get underway at 7 PM. Gates open at 5 PM.

Sat., September 7, 2013
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
358 SPRINTS Feature (20-Laps
) - 1. 34-Austin Reed ($1,000); 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 65-Niki Young; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 66-Dale Hammaker; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 94T-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 119-Chandler Leiby; 13. 69-Shane Hoff; 14. 94-Matt Mountz; 15. 2D-Chase Dietz (DNF); 16. 10-Zach Eucalano; 17. 3W-Duane Watson; 18. 5O-Brian Allman; 19. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 20. 4X-Jim Travis; 21. 47-Michael Hamer; 22. 51-Nick Palmerino; 23. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 24. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Austin Reed (1-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 29-Ryan Wilson; 3. 34-Austin Reed; 4. 2D-Chase Dietz; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 94T-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 7. 4X-Jim Travers; 8. 66-Dale Hammaker; 9. 47-Michael Hamer; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta. Time - 2:28.09

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 65-Niki Young; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 51-Nick Palmerino; 7. 5O-Brian Allman; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 81B-Bob Anderson (DNF); 10. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 5-Tyler Ross; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 66-Dale Hammaker; 5. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 94V-Matt Mountz; 8. 3W-Duane Watson; 9. 56M-D.J. Montgomery; 10. 66H-Doug Hammaker (DNF). No time.

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 94T-Matt Mountz; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 5O-Brian Allman; 4. 3W-Duane Watson; 5. 4X-Jim Travis; 6. 47-Michael Hamer; 7. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF); 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 11. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); DNS - 66H-Doug Hammaker. No Time

PASS RACESAVER 305 SPRINTS Feature (20-Laps) - 1. 39-Eric Parker; 2. 5T-Tyler Reeser; 3. 99-George Riden; 4. 39B-Brock Bilger; 5. 59-Alex Schanz; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner; 7. 24-Lance Newlin; 8. 26-Ryan Lynn; 9. 55-Mike Wagner II; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 11. 17K-Steve Kenawell; 12. 77-Andrew Hake; 13. 44G-Scott Gobrecht; 14. 35-Tyler Lebo; 15. 47K-Kody Lehman; 16. 16M-Craig Myers; 17. 17A-Colby Dice; 18. 44-John Braim; 19. 31-Donnie Hendershot (DNF); 20. 11Z-Zack Newlin (DNF); 21. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF); 22. 66R-Russell Hammaker (DNF); 23. 18-Ian Detweiler (DNF); 24. 33-Paul Snyder (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders - Tyler Reeser (1-16); Eric Parker (17-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 2. 99-George Riden; 3. 59-Alex Schanz; 4. 55-Mike Wagner, II; 5. 16M-Craig Myers; 6. 44-John Braim; 7. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore; 9. 66R-Russell Hammaker; DNS - 2-Erin Statler. Time - 2:03.25

2nd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 5T-Tyler Reeser; 2. 39B-Brock Bilger; 3. 18-Ian Detweiler; 4. 26-Ryan Lynn; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner; 6. 17K-Steve Kenawell; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 77-Andrew Hake; 9. 35-Tyler Lebo; 10.  16-John Bott. Time - 2:04.82

3rd Heat (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 39-Eric Parker; 2. 33-Paul Snyder; 3. 24-Lance Newlin; 4. 17A-Colby Dice; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 47K-Kody Lehman; 7. 20-Cory Myers; 8. 44G-Scott Gobrecht; 9. 36-Mark Watkins (DNF). No Time

Consolation (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 11Z-Zack Newlin; 2. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 3. 66R-Russell Hammaker; 4. 77-Andrew Hake; 5. 44G-Scott Gobrecht; 6. 35-Tyler Lebo; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. 20-Cory Myers; 9. 16-John Bott; 10. 91-Anthony Fiore (DNF); 11. 36-Mark Watkins (DNS). No time.

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Hodnett Wires For Port Royal Night Before Tuscarora 50 Victory

Dylan Yoder Wins Late Models As Naugle Takes Title

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/6/13

Port Royal – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville wired the field for the $5,000 victory in the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway on Friday night.

Hodnett led all 30 laps for his fourth career win in the event having also taken Night Before checkers in 1998, 2002 and in 2003.

In the 20 lap late model main it was Selinsgrove’s Dylan Yoder who surged into the lead when leader Terry Naugle broke near the end of the race although Naugle did earn the unofficial title of 2013 track champion with his run. 

Hodnett started second in the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 sprint car feature and drove into control over Brian Leppo when the green flag fell.

Only the first two laps were recorded when the first caution flag unfurled for a stopped Ryan Taylor in the first corner.

The next eight laps went non-stop with Hodnett opening up a straightaway over Leppo before the next caution occurred for a stopped Doug Esh. 

Hodnett was trailed by Leppo, Danny Holtgraver, eighth starter Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney for the restart.

Another lap was notched before another yellow unfurled, this time forcing a stoppage for refueling.

The restart saw Logan Schuchart surge to the front, making advances from his 17th starting spot to break into the top five with 12 laps to go. 

And then another yellow slowed the pace for a stopped Brent Marks with 11 laps left.

Hodnett was nearly home free on the final lap when Caleb Helms laid his car over as he ran onto the frontstretch, stopping the race short of the checkers. 

The green-white-checkered restart saw Hodnett still easily in control for a cruise to the finish and victory that was his first of the season at the track and 33rd overall of his Port Royal career.

Leppo finished second followed by Holtgraver, Shaffer and Schuchart.

After starting 10th, Blane Heimbach rode home sixth followed by Lance Dewease, TJ Stutts, Cap Henry and Chad Layton. 

Heats for the 39-car field went to Layton, Marks, Trey Gustin and Schuchart.

Leppo won the dash to earn the feature pole position and Mike Wagner scored the B Main.

Dale Blaney set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 16.234 seconds.

Naugle started on the pole of the late model feature and had Mike Lupfer in tow when the green flag fell.

Matt Parks ran third in the feature early but fell back as fifth starter Dylan Yoder and ninth starter Coleby Frye worked to the front of the field.

Naugle was struggling to stay ahead of Lupfer as he worked the backmarkers but was getting the job done albeit in close quarters with the traffic when with five laps to go the complexion of the event changed dramatically.

As the field raced toward the stripe for five to go, Naugle’s machine suddenly slowed amid heavy traffic with Lupfer lined up behind while the pair was boxed in by the backmarkers.

When Naugle lost power, Lupfer had to take evasive action to avoid a major catastrophe and in the meantime Yoder and Frye powered by around the outside to take control of the event.

Yoder then blasted to his third career win at the track to his own surprise after the sudden turn of events late in the race.

Frye was second with Lupfer third, Parks in fourth and Mitch Hack completing the top five.

Sixth through 10th went to Andy Haus, Brett Schadel, Tim Fedder, Jerry Bard and Justin Kann.

Heats for the 26-car field went to Yoder, Hack and Parks.

September 6, 2013 feature finishes:

410 sprints, 30 laps, 39 entires: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Brian Leppo, 3. Danny Holtgraver, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Logan Schuchart, 6. Blane Heimbach, 7. Lance Dewease, 8. T.J. Stutts, 9. Cap Henry, 10. Chad Layton, 11. Danny Dietrich, 12. Ryan Smith, 13. Dale Blaney, 14. Kyle Moody, 15. Mike Wagner, 16. Stevie Smith, 17. Lucas Wolfe, 18. Brian Montieth, 19. Trey Gustin, 20. Caleb Helms, 21. Brent Marks, 22. Dylan Cisney, 23. Doug Esh, 24. Ryan Taylor.

 DNQ: Mark Coldren, Mark Zimmerman, Nicole Bower, Tyler Bear, Mike Erdley, Curt Stroup, Mark Smith, Jacob Allen, Cliff Brian, Adam Wilt, Rodney Westhafer, Rick Lafferty, Davey Sammons, Keith Kauffman, Brock Zearfoss

Late models, 20 laps, 27 entries: 1. Dylan Yoder, 2. Coleby Frye, 3. Mike Lupfer, 4. Matt Parks, 5. Mitch Hack, 6. Andy Haus, 7. Brett Schadel, 8. Tim Fedder, 9. Jerry Bard, 10. Justin Kann, 11. Patrick Bryner, 12. Kerry King, 13. Tim Wilson, 14. Jim Yoder, 15. Derek Byler, 16. Harold Ranck, 17. Mike Mort, 18. Dave Brouse Sr., 19. Nathan Romig, 20. Jason Schmidt, 21. Chuck Haydt Jr., 22. Terry Naugle, 23. Waylon Wagner, 24. Austin Hubbart, 25. Mike Altobelli, 26. Scott Flickinger

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Super Sportsman
Final

1. Frankie Herr 5275
2. Russ Mitten 5050
3. Scott Geesey 5040
4. Scott Dellinger 4900
5. Chad Criswell 4525
6. Mike Enders 4405
7. Gregg Foster 4360
8. Carmen Perigo Jr. 4320
9. Chris Meleason 4195
10. Rich Eichelberger 3990
 
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Chris Meleason, Gene Knaub, and Alex Bright Win Williams Grove Speedway Races

Mechanicsburg, PA  September 7

Luck was shining on Super Sportsman driver Chris Meleason.  With the checkered flag in sight, Meleason's engine expired in a shower of sparks.  The Carlisle driver had enough momentum to cross the finish line and win the 20-lap Blazer's Body Shop Super Sportsman feature.

Jay Fannasy led the opening lap with Steve Wilbur in second.  Chris Meleason, the fourth-place starter, was in third.  One lap later Meleason advanced to second.

By lap five Meleason was three lengths behind leader Fannasy.  Chris Meleason had to fight off the challenges of Gregg Foster, allowing Jay Fannasy to open an eight-length edge.  Meleason, by the midway point of the race, narrowed Fannasy's advantage. Working the outside line, he was within two lengths of the leader when the first caution came out on lap 14.

The race went under caution in the 15th circuit.  Chris Meleason used the restart to become the new leader.  He drove away from the field, maintaining a 15-length lead entering the final lap.

Exiting the final turn there was blue smoke out of the headers on the Meleason No. 318.  Forty-five yards from the finish, the engine expired in a shower of sparks.  Meleason had enough momentum to drift the Callahan No. 318 across the finish ahead of Jay Fannasy.  This is Meleason's first Super Sportsman feature win.  Chad Criswell finished in third, with Gregg Foster in fourth, and Scott Dellinger was fifth.

Bobby Hockenberry, Scott Geesey, Jay Fannasy, and Chad Criswell won the heats for the 33 competitors.  Steve Fannasy was the consolation victor.  Steve Fannasy won the Hard Charger award.  Dave Conrad received the speedway bonus money.

Frankie Herr won the 2013 Blazer's Body Shop Super Sportsman point title.  This is his 11th championship.  Todd Leonard earned the Rookie of the Year honors.  The Jerry Reigle Sportsmanship award went to Eric Walker and Chris Meleason received the Most Improved Driver trophy.

The 358 Late Models competed in the $1,200 to win Topless 30.  Each team removed the roof off their car.

Grant Adams led Sam Gallagher, Larry Baer, Tommy Slanker, and J.R. Rodriquez through the early laps of the championship event.  Gene Knaub, the seventh-place starter, entered the top five during the fourth lap. 

Adams gained a 20-car length lead over Baer and Knaub.  Adams was far in front when Knaub took control of second during the ninth lap.  Two laps later Knaub reduced Adams’ lead to ten lengths.

By lap 12 Grants Adams’ lead evaporated, Knaub lurking one-length behind.  One lap later, the race went under caution conditions.  Knaub used the restart to become the new leader.

Once in front, Gene Knaub gained a large lead winning by an eighth-mile over 2013 point champion Wes Alleman.  Adams was in third, with J.R. Rodriquez in fourth, and Andy Anderson was fifth.

The qualifying event wins for the 24-car field went to Adams, Rodriquez, and Knaub.  The $150 Fusion D Vinyl Graphics Hard Charger award went to Wes Alleman. Travis Mease received the speedway bonus money.  Gene Knaub won the Miller's Racing Parts Fast Time money.

Trevor Kobylarz led the first circuit of the ARDC Midget feature.  Kobylarz relinquished the lead to Alex Bright in the second circuit.  Bright had an over two-second lead before a lap-five caution.

Bright was in control of the race.  The battle was for second between Kobylarz, Tony Dimattia, Steve Buckwalter, and Steven Drevicki. Billy Pauch Jr. entered the battle for second, giving fans a thrilling five-car fight for the runner-up spot.

Bright expertly worked his way through slower traffic.  Bright's No. 77 never faltered and he drove the Terry Lick-owned machine to an easy win.  Lobylarz finished in second.  Steve Buckwalter made a late charge to capture third.  Dimattia was fourth and Pauch finished in fifth.

Bright, Drevicki, and Steve Buckwalter won the heats for the 28-car field.

This was the final 2013 event with the Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series.

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Port Royal Friday Night Before The Tuscarora 50 Has History Of Its Own

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9/5/13

Port Royal – Friday’s Night Before The 50 sprint car race at Port Royal Speedway will be the 14th running of the event that helps conclude the Juniata County Fair.

The Night Before The 50 event is the forerunner to the annual Tuscarora 50 itself, this year celebrating 46 years with its Saturday running.

The 46th annual Tuscarora 50 will give away $12,000 to the winner of the prestigious 50-lap weekend climax event.

Friday’s Night Before The 50 show will include a 30-lap main event paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start.

The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will be in attendance for both races with All Stars gunners Tim Shaffer, Dale Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Caleb Helms and others expected to enter.

The Night Before The 50 began at the oval and fair back in 1998 when Greg Hodnett took a victory and since then Hodnett has become the most prosperous driver in Night Before history as far as wins are concerned.

He took additional victories in 2002 and 2003.

But the best overall record in Night Before The 50 action is Lance Dewease, who just on Labor Day claimed his fourth career Port Royal Labor Day Classic checkers.

Dewease owns a total of eight top-five finishes in the Night Before event including a pair of wins in 2000 and 2001. 

In addition Dewease counts a trio of runner-up finishes to his credit along with a pair of thirds and a fifth place finish.

Keith Kauffman is close behind Dewease’s Night Before record, holding seven top fives including a win, a third, two fourths and three fifths. 

Dale Blaney of Hartford, OH., became the first bona fide circuit chaser to ever win a sanctioned event at historic Port Royal when he took the Night Before The 50 win last season.

Saturday’s Tuscarora 50 went to Doug Esh. 

Saturday’s 46th annual Tuscarora 50 will offer a one-night purse of nearly $42,000 including a paid B Main, $12,000 to the winner and $500 just to start the prestigious event. 

Each lap of Saturday’s 50 will pay $25 to lead. 

One provisional will be added to the Tuscarora 50 field on Saturday, awarded to the highest driver in Port Royal points to date who starts the B Main but fails to qualify for the show.

Admission to the Juniata County Fair is free both nights of this year’s Tuscarora races on Friday and Saturday.

Adult general admission for Friday’s races that includes a full regular program of super late models is $25 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $5. 

Adults are priced at $30 for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 with students again priced at JUST $5.  Pro stocks are also on the card with a regular program.  

Time trials will set the starting grids for both nights’ programs of sprint car racing.

TUSCARORA 50 PRELIMINARY WINNERS

9/11/98 No. 12 Greg Hodnett            30 Laps       All Stars

9/10/99 No. 77E Dave Ely                  25 Laps      All Stars

9/8/00 No. 88H Lance Dewease        25 Laps

9/7/01 No. 88H Lance Dewease        25 Laps

9/6/02 No.12 Greg Hodnett                25 Laps

9/5/03 No.12 Greg Hodnett                25 Laps

9/10/04 No. 88H Fred Rahmer           25 Laps

9/9/05 No. 88H Fred Rahmer             25 Laps

9/8/06 No. 7 Keith Kauffman            25 Laps

9/7/07 No. 88 Todd Shaffer               25 Laps

9/5/08 No. 88 Todd Shaffer               30 Laps

9/11/09 rained out

9/10/10 No. 1 Stevie Smith                25 Laps

9/9/11 rained out

9/7/12 No. 2 Dale Blaney                  30 Laps        All Stars

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FOUR DIVISIONS OF RACING THIS SATURDAY; POINTS BATTLES WINDING DOWN FOR 2013

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division racing program of 358 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 7, sponsored by Insinger Performance Products. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

With two points shows remaining, including this Saturday and Sept. 21, for the A&A Auto Stores 358 sprint cars, defending champion Pat Cannon of Etters holds a 65-point lead over Jason Shultz of Carlisle. Cannon, an eight-time winner this season, is seeking a record fourth 358 sprint car title at the track, while four-time winner Shultz is chasing his second career championship. 

The Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models have three points races remaining this season. Defending champion Jeff Rine of Danville leads the standings by 235 points over Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove. Rine, a five-time feature winner this season, is in a commanding position to clinch a record ninth track title, while Yoder is eyeing his first career championship.

Troy Miller of Millerstown has a 90-point lead over Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove in the pro stock standings. Miller, who has been winless so far this season, is racing to become the division’s first four-time champion, while Bachman, a four-time feature winner, remains in close contention for his second career title.

Six-time feature winner Brian Johnson of Ashland has a 60-point advantage over two-time defending champion and five-time winner Bob Bussey of Northumberland in the roadrunner standings. Johnson has his first track title in sight while Bussey is gunning for a three-peat in roadrunner championships. The pro stocks and roadrunners each have two points shows remaining this season.

The Jim Nace Memorial 31st Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford. This year’s 44-lap Open will pay $12,000 to win and $700 to start. Joining the 410 sprint cars on the racing card will be the super late models. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The rain date, if needed, will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, for sprint cars only.

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Kauffman And Rahmer Tuscarora 50 Era Ending This Weekend At Port Royal

Will The First Five-Time 50 Winner Be Crowned?

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9/3/13

Port Royal – As the cars and fans roll in to this weekends big Tuscarora 50 races at Port Royal Speedway and the Juniata County Fair, it will mark the final time that either group of them get to be involved in a Tuscarora 50 with the iconic names of Keith Kauffman and Fred Rahmer embroiled in the action.

Both drivers are retiring from the sport of 410 sprint racing at the end of the year and both men have one final chance to record another 50 title before they are gone.

Rahmer’s story is such that he owns the unrivaled best record in the prestigious Tuscarora 50, which is celebrating 46 years annually with the 2013 edition.

The Salfordville speedster holds the distinction of being one of only three drivers who have ever won the Tuscy’ 50 four times so this will be Rahmer’s last ever chance to become the first and only five-time 50 winner. 

Lance Dewease too will be shooting for a record fifth 50 title in the Saturday finale.

 All added up, Fred Rahmer owns an unprecedented 17 top-five feature finishes in the Tuscarora 50 including four wins, six runner-ups, a pair of thirds, three fourths and a pair of fifth place finishes.

Rahmer’s wins took place in 1996, 1997, 2000 and in 2005.

Kauffman owns the second best top-five Tuscarora 50 record with a total of 14 to his credit including wins in 1978 and in 2003. 

In addition, Mifflintown’s Kauffman owns five runner-up 50 finishes plus a pair of thirds and five fifth place earnings. 

The end of an era will be recorded with the checkers falling on this week’s Tuscarora 50 races as the names Kauffman and Rahmer leave the stage.

This will be their last Port Royal Tuscarora chances.

The 46th annual Tuscarora 50 races for 410 sprints at Port Royal Speedway as part of the 159th annual Juniata County Fair will be presented this Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7 at 7 pm. 

The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will be in the house for both events. 

Saturday’s 46th annual Tuscarora 50 will offer a one-night purse of nearly $42,000 including a paid B Main, $12,000 to the winner and $500 just to start the prestigious event. 

Each lap of Saturday’s 50 will pay $25 to lead. 

Ramsey’s Car Washes of Mifflintown is the title sponsor of the Saturday night Tuscarora 50. 

One provisional will be added to the Tuscarora 50 field on Saturday, awarded to the highest driver in Port Royal points to date who starts the B Main but fails to qualify for the show.

Friday’s Night Before The 50 show will include a 30-lap main event paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start.

Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall is sponsoring fast time for both nights, worth $100 to each quick-timer.  

Admission to the Juniata County Fair is free both nights of this year’s Tuscarora races on Friday and Saturday.

Adult general admission for Friday’s races that includes a full regular program of super late models is $25 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $5. 

Adults are priced at $30 for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 with students again priced at JUST $5.  Pro stocks are also on the card with a regular program.  

Time trials will set the starting grids for both nights’ programs of sprint car racing.

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Tuscarora 50 Races Loom At Port Royal Speedway Sept. 6/7

All Star Sprints In The House, T50 Pays $12,000 to win plus lap money

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9/1/13

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will present the timeless Tuscarora 50 races for 410 sprints this Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7 as part of the 159th annual Juniata County Fair.

The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will be in the house for both events with action getting underway both nights at 7 pm. 

Saturday’s 46th annual Tuscarora 50 will offer a one-night purse of nearly $42,000 including a paid B Main, $12,000 to the winner and $500 just to start the prestigious event. 

Friday’s show will include a 30-lap main event paying $5,000 to win. 

Both races will culminate with the crowning of the 2013 Port Royal sprint car track champion. 

Last year, Dale Blaney of Hartford, OH., became the first bona fide All Star to ever win a sanctioned event at historic Port Royal when he took the win on Friday night.

Saturday’s Tuscarora 50 was a rousing event with Doug Esh coming on late to score his second Tuscy’ triumph. 

Admission to the Juniata County Fair is free both nights of this year’s Tuscarora races on Friday and Saturday.

Adult general admission for Friday’s races that includes a full program of super late models is $25 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $5. 

Adults are priced at $30 for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 with students again priced at JUST $5.  Pro stocks are also on the card.  

Time trials will set the starting grids for both nights’ programs of sprint car racing.

TUSCARORA 50 PRELIMINARY WINNERS
9/11/98 No. 12 Greg Hodnett
9/10/99 No. 77E Dave Ely
9/8/00 No. 88H Lance Dewease
9/7/01 No. 88H Lance Dewease
9/6/02 No.12 Greg Hodnett
9/5/03 No.12 Greg Hodnett
9/10/04 No. 88H Fred Rahmer
9/9/05 No. 88H Fred Rahmer
9/8/06 No. 7 Keith Kauffman
9/7/07 No. 88 Todd Shaffer
9/5/08 No. 88 Todd Shaffer
9/11/09 rained out
9/10/10 No. 1 Stevie Smith
9/9/11 rained out
9/7/12 No. 2 Dale Blaney

TUSCARORA 50 WINNERS
9/21/68 No. 5 Mitch Smith
9/27/69 No. 5 Mitch Smith
9/11/70 No. 5 Mitch Smith
9/11/71 No. 77 Smokey Snellbaker
9/8/72 No. 1 Lynn Paxton
9/7/73 No. 29 Kenny Weld
9/7/74 No. 1 Lynn Paxton
9/20/75 No. 19 Steve Smith
9/10/76 No. 44 Jim Nace
9/17/77 No. 1 Gary Howsare
9/8/78 No. 33 Keith Kauffman
9/7/79 No. 56 Smokey Snellbaker
9/5/80 No. 1 Lynn Paxton
9/11/81 No. 29 George Ferguson Jr.
9/9/82 No. 1A Bobby Allen
9/9/83 No. 40 Dave Blaney
9/7/84 No. 29 Doug Wolfgang
9/6/85 No. 29 Doug Wolfgang
9/5/86 No. 29 Doug Wolfgang
9/25/87 No. 29 Doug Wolfgang
9/9/88 No. 19 Stevie Smith
9/8/89 No. 1A Bobby Allen
9/7/90 No. 11 Todd Shaffer
9/6/91 No. 11 Todd Shaffer
9/11/92 No. 3K Len Krautheim III.
9/10/93 No. 69K Don Kreitz Jr.
9/9/94 No. 461 Lance Dewease
9/8/95 No. 88 Todd Shaffer
9/20/96 No. 77 Fred Rahmer
9/5/97 No. 77 Fred Rahmer
9/12/98 No. 12 Greg Hodnett
9/11/99 No. 69K Don Kreitz Jr.
9/9/00 No. 77 Fred Rahmer
9/8/01 No. 88H Lance Dewease
9/7/02 No. 77 Lance Dewease
9/6/03 No. 7 Keith Kauffman
9/11/04 No. 12 Greg Hodnett
9/10/05 No. 88H Fred Rahmer
9/9/06 No. 25 Lance Dewease
9/8/07 No. 30 Doug Esh
9/7/08 No. 11 Mike Erdley
9/12/09 No. 22 Greg Hodnett
9/11/10 No. 21 Brian Montieth
9/10/11 No. 1 Stevie Smith
9/8/12 No. 30 Doug Esh

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Sportsman Championship And Topless 358 Late Models Friday At Williams Grove,

Double Sprints Return Sept. 13

9/1/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will have a rare Friday night off this week at Williams Grove Speedway but will return on September 13.

This week, September 6, the racing program will be highlighted by a Super Sportsman Championship feature event along with a special race for topless 358 late models.

It’s a rare sight to see a late model compete in topless form but fans will see just that this week at Williams Grove. 

The ARDC Midgets will also be on the Friday card that gets underway at 7:30 pm. 

Chad Criswell is the leading sportsman feature winner at Williams Grove this season with three to his credit in Saturday Series action, which concluded on August 24. 
The 410 sprints will again take center stage on September 13 along with the Tool Shed of America 358 sprint cars.

An identical show is slated for September 20 before a National Open tune up takes place along with the 358 sprints on September 27.

The final show of September will also decide the 2013 Diamond Series championship. 

As the month progresses, the race for the 2013 410 sprint track title is beginning to tighten with defending titlist Greg Hodnett now within 165 points of leader Fred Rahmer.

The track champs will be crowned on Champions Night, October 18.

The month of September is all in preparation for the the biggest sprint car show on the East Coast, the World of Outlaws Williams Grove Speedway National Open, coming up on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5.

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

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Covert Wins Port Royal Three State Renninger Memorial Saturday

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8/31/13

Port Royal – York Haven’s Jason Covert made his first career Port Royal Speedway late model win a big one on Saturday night when he won the annual Butch Renninger Memorial in a Three State Flyers Series event for the division at the track.

Covert took home $3,696 for the victory after leading the final 10 circuits of the event.

In the 410 sprint main it was point leader Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove wiring the field for his fifth win of the year at the oval and expanding his lead in the points with just three full point races left on the season.

Tim Krape won the Renninger Memorial for pro stocks on the night while Jason Zook won his second enduro dash of the season in honor of Renninger as well.

The 33-lap late model Renninger Memorial go started on a rough note when the second attempt at a start saw the backstretch get blocked after an eight-car pile up.

Covert started seventh in the field and watched as Huntingdon’s Justin Kann took the lead from the pole when racing finally got started with Andy Haus running second.

However Three State series regular Kenny Pettyjohn, who started eighth, was fleet aboard his black racer and he was already up to second on the second circuit when a restart regrouped the field.

Kann could only hold on two more laps before Pettyjohn took the lead with five down to begin streaking away as he entered the backmarkers on the 12th tour.

Pettyjohn looked headed to a sure victory with 11 laps to go when his right rear tire exploded on the backchute, forcing him to the pits for new treads.

And just before the caution for Pettyjohn’s stopped racer, Covert had rallied to surpass Haus for second which wound up to be the winning pass after the leader’s bad luck.

Covert had his hands full with Haus on the restart as the Hamburg driver wanted the spot back.

Haus got under Covert on the restart and again on a restart with six laps to go, forcing Covert to sit up in the seat to thwart his attacks using outside momentum.

Haus actually got by for the lead on the 29th loop but Covert recovered to preserved the lead at the line.

And then late in the event all eyes turned to a rebounding Pettyjohn of Millsboro, Del., who had went to the rear after getting a new tire to come blasting back through the pack.

He got by Matt Parks for third with three laps to go but ran out of time to enter the race for the win. 

Covert took the checkers by 1.379 seconds over Haus, Pettyjohn, Parks and Kann. 

In victory lane veteran Covert mechanic and car owner Gary Klinedinst dropped a bombshell by announcing his retirement from the sport at the end of the season.

Sixth through 10th went to Brett Schadel, who earned hard charger honors, followed by Waylon Wagner, Mitch Hack, Eric Zembower and Jason Schmidt. 

Heats for the 30-car field went to Mark Pettyjohn, Kann, Derek Byler and Haus with Schadel taking the consolation event. 

Fast time was set by Kenny Pettyjohn with a lap of 18.628 seconds.

Heimbach of Selinsgrove led start to finish for the $3,000 win in the 410 sprint feature after an inversion of six put him on the pole for the 25-lapper.

His pace was halted with two laps down and again on lap three, both time with Brent Marks restarting in second.

Heimbach entered the backmarkers with nine laps in the book and by the halfway point he had Doug Esh in third with Lance Dewease in fourth. 

Just as it appeared the race was going to end cleanly the red flag appeared with just two to go for Joey Hershey who slammed into the outside turn four retaining wall, taking a nasty pounding while bouncing back across the pit entrance.

Dylan Cisney was motivated late and blasted by both Dewease and Marks on the restart to ride home third with Esh just ahead, also having gotten marks in the final mile of racing.

Dewease was fourth followed by Brian Leppo.

Sixth through 10th went to Marks, Rodney Westhafer, Chad Layton, Mike Wagner and Keith Kauffman.

Heats for the 28-car field went to Dewease, Hershey and Cisney with Nate Snyder taking the consolation.

Dewease set a new 10-lap track record in his heat run with a time of 2:45.551. 

Tim Krape took the lead from Derrick Garman on the fifth lap of the 15-lap pro stock main to win his ninth pro stock main of the year.

Garman rode home second with Kyle Rapp in third.

Heats went to Krape and Rapp.

August 31, 2013 feature finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps, 28 entires: 1. Blane Heimbach, 2. Doug Esh, 3. Dylan Cisney, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Brian Leppo, 6. Brent Marks, 7. Rodney Westhafer, 8. Chad Layton, 9. Mike Wagner, 10. Keith Kauffman, 11. Brock Zearfoss, 12. Nate Snyder, 13. Mike Erdley, 14. Jimmy Seger, 15. Mark Zimmerman, 16. Joey Hershey, 17. Davey Sammons, 18. Daryl Stimeling, 19. TJ Stutts, 20. Cliff Brian, 21. Curt Stroup, 22. Ryan Kissinger, 23. Jessica Anderson, 24. Trenton Scheaffer

DNQ: Tyler Bear, Tracey Templin, Steve Buckwalter, Vince Snyder

Late models, 33 laps, 30 entries: 1. Jason Covert, 2. Andy Haus, 3. Kenny Pettyjohn, 4. Matt Parks, 5. Justin Kann, 6. Brett Schadel, 7. Waylon Wagner, 8. Mitch Hack, 9. Eric Zembower, 10. Jason Schmidt, 11. Mike Mort, 12. Mark Pettyjohn, 13. Glenn Elliott, 14. Bob Dunn, 15. Harold Ranck, 16. Tim Wilson, 17. Patrick Bryner, 18. Brian Hack, 19. Terry Naugle, 20. Chad Hollenbeck, 21. Scott Haus, 22. Tim Fedder, 23. Lindsay Barton, 24. Marvin Winters, 25. Jeff Miller

DNQ: Chuck Haydt, Steve Stitt, Derek Byler, Trent Brenneman, Mike Lupfer

Pro stocks, 15 laps, 14 entries: 1. Tim Krape, 2. Derrick Garman, 3. Kyle Rapp, 4. Tim Fedder, 5. Andrew Shoop, 6. Jared Fulkroad, 7. Nate Fisher, 8. Dan Berry, 9. Kurt Wray, 10. Scott Landis, 11. Dustin Kirk, 12. Nate Stroup, 13. Dave Kepner, 14. Chase Bowsman

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FORSYTHE DRIVES WISNER FAMILY #2W TO SECOND CAREER LINCOLN "410"SPRINT CAR WIN

Rahmer cements his Lincoln legacy with 11th career track title

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/31/13 - There was nothing wrong with Glenndon Forsythe that a new car couldn't fix.

Forsythe started fourth, grabbed the lead exiting the first two turns, and drove away from the field to score his second career Lincoln win in the 25-lap "410" sprint car feature on Saturday night. It was Forsythe's first Lincoln win since June of 2001, and this time came in the Livingston Lawn Care #2W owned by Norm, Penny, and daughter Whitney Wisner of Hanover, the family's first career win.

The checkered flag fell on the first of three features just a few minutes before midnight, following a two-hour rain delay.

"It was sorta' one lane.it gets that way when you have a rain delay," said Forsythe in victory lane, "We sorta' sucked all year so we started toward the front. I didn't need a 26th lap, because I was falling out of the seat!"

"We changed race cars," added Forsythe, "We wasted three-quarters of a year on another frame, and did everything. We couldn't make it work and had another one sitting there. I want to thank the Wisner family for sticking with me, and giving me another shot in a different car."

Jacob Allen started on the outside of the front row and ran second every lap, actually closing on the leader in lapped traffic in the middle stages of the race. But Allen was never able to set up for the pass, and crossed a Lincoln career-best second, followed by tenth-starting Alan Krimes, who passed polesitter Hunter Mackison on the last lap.

Ninth-starting Brian Montieth and 18th starting Danny Dietrich completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Hunter Mackison (who hit the guardrail after contact with Montieth coming off the final turn), Cory Haas, Jim Siegel, Ryan Smith, and Logan Schuchart, who came from 22nd spot and then came from the back again after being involved in a lap five crash in turn two.

Fred Rahmer finished sixth in his heat and pulled into the pits on the first lap, but earned enough appearance points to lock up an unprecedented 11th track title when he took the green for warm-ups. Rahmer's 169 career wins at Lincoln came between 1987and last week, and his first track title was in 1994, giving him 11 titles in the past 19 years.

Heats for the 24 "410" Sprints were won by Haas, Adam Wilt, and Forsythe.

One night after claiming his first career "358" sprint car win at Trail-Way Speedway, Fawn Grove's Matt Campbell drove to his first career Lincoln win. In doing so, the Kennard-Dale sophomore become the third 15-year-old rookie to win a "358" sprint car feature at Lincoln this season.

Campbell started on the outside of the front row and took the high line around turns one and two to take the lead from polesitter Jeff Halligan, another rookie, and was scored the leader of every lap. His final margin of victory was 3.15 seconds over ninth-starting Tyler Ross. Third through fifth were eighth-starting Tim Wagaman, 12th-starting Austin Hogue, and rookie Chase Dietz.

Niki Young's eighth-place finish and Jeff Rohrbaugh's ninth-place finish sets up a battle between those two heading into the final points race of the season for the "358"sprint cars next Saturday night. Young will enter the final points race with a slim 25-point lead.

A double-points night for the Central PA "358" point series solidified Austin Hogue's hold on the season-long series.

Heats for the 30 "358" Sprints were won by Halligan, Dietz, and Cody Fletcher, with Chris Arnold winning the consolation.

Mike Enders took the lead from Rich Eichelberger on lap 18 to claim his first win of the year in the 25-lap super sportsman feature.  A late-race caution gave Eichelberger another chance, and he kept it close, but Enders' final margin of victory was .91 seconds over the Lobar #8 and Chad Criswell. Fourth and fifth in the division's final tune-up for the "Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100" in two week (9/14) were Leroy Martin and Scott Dellinger.

Polesitter Jaremi Hansen led the first four laps before outside front row starter Tom Wyckoff took over until lap seven. Eichelberger took command on lap eight, and led until Enders caught him on lap 18.

Heats for the 33 Super Sportsman won by Dellinger, Criswell, Chris Meleason, and Eichelberger, with Rick Barr winning the consolation.

Lincoln will return to action next Saturday night, September 7, at 7 PM for the final 358 Sprint point race. Joining them will be the PASS RaceSaver (305) Sprints, and Thundercars. Gates will open at 5 PM.

410 SPRINTS Feature (25-Laps) - 1. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe ($3,200); 2. 1A-Jacob Allen; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison; 7. 11C-Cory Haas; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 92-Ryan Smith; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 11. 19-Stevie Smith; 12. 4-John Rudisill; 13. 8-Billy Dietrich; 14. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 15. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 16. 35-Steve Owings; 17. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 2A-Todd Allen; 20.
49-Brad Howard; 21. 6X-Mark Cole; 22. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 23. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 24. 20S-Fred Rahmer (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Glenndon Forsythe (1-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 7. 29-Ryan Wilson; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart (DNF). Time - 2:25.109

2nd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 4-John Rudisill; 4. 19-Stevie Smith; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 49-Brad Howard; 8. 35-Steve Owings (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 92-Ryan Smith; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 2A-Todd Allen; 8. 6X-Mark Cole. No Time

358 SPRINTS Feature (20-Laps) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell ($1,000); 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 29-Drew Heistand; 7. 3W-Duane Watson; 8. 65-Niki Young; 9. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 10. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 119-Chandler Leiby; 13. 23-Chris Arnold; 14. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 15. 30-Seth Kearchner; 16. 47-Michael Hamer; 17. 81B-Bob Anderson; 18. 5O-Brian Allman; 19. 97-Brie Hershey; 20. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 21. 51-Nick Palmerino; 22. 19ZIssac Sneeringer (DNF); 23. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 24. 22T-Dave Thrush (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Matt Campbell (1-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 3W-Duane Watson; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 29-Drew Heistand; 6. 47-Michael Hamer; 7. 81B-Bob Anderson; 8. 119-Chandler Leiby; 9. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); DNS - 34-Austin Reed. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 65-Niki Young; 3. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 6. 22T-Dave Thrush; 7. 5O-Brian Allman; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 48-Tony Smolyniak; DNS - 31-Michael Markey. Time - 2:30.47

3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 30-Seth Kerchner; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 51-Nick Palmerino; 9. 4X-Jim Travis; 10. 59T-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 23-Chris Arnold

SUPER SPORTSMAN Feature (25-Laps) - 1. 3B-Mike Enders; 2. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 3. 55-Chad Criswell; 4. 21-Leroy Martin; 5. 30-Scott Dellinger; 6. 33-Scott Geesey; 7. 1-Paul Miller; 8. 77-Russ Mitten; 9. 43-Doug Dodson; 10. 99-Frankie Herr; 11. 318-Chris Meleason; 12. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 13. 13. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 14. 75-Kenny Edkin; 15. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 16. 222-Jay Fannasy; 17. 5-Dave Berkheimer; 18. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 19. 18-David Conrad, Jr.; 20. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF); 21. 20-Eric Eckert (DNF); 22. 22-Jaremi Hanson (DNF); 23. 69-Mallie Shuster (DNF); 24. 00-Rick Barr (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Jaremi Hansen (1-4), Tom Wyckoff (5-7), Rich Eichelberger (8-17), Mike Enders (18-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 30-Scott Dellinger; 2. 99-Frankie Herr; 3. 21-Leroy Martin; 4. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 5. 64-Stan Wanner; 6. 00-Rick Barr; 7. 69-Mallie Shuster; 8. 70D-Bruce Buckwalter, Jr.; 9. 222-Jay Fannasy. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 55C-Chad Criswell; 2. 33-Scott Geesey; 3. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 4. 77-Russ Mitten; 5. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 6. 5-Dave
Berkheimer; 7. 20W-Davey Walsh (DNF); 8. 29-Duaine Smith (DNF). Time - 2:43.31

3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 318-Chris Meleason; 2. 1-Paul Miller; 3. 32-Gregg Foster; 4. 9K-Steve Wilbur; 5. 75-Kenny Edkin; 6. 20-Eric
Eckert; 7. 57G-Geoff Gill; 8. 888-John Wolfe (DNF). No Time
 
4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 2. 3B-Mike Enders; 3. 22-Jaremi Hanson; 4. 43-Doug Dodson; 5. 18-David Conrad, Jr.; 6. 91-Lanny Hake; 7. 59-Rodney Adams; 8. 7-Todd Leonard. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 00-Rick Barr

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SATTERLEE WINS INAUGURAL WORLD OF OUTLAWS
LATE MODEL SERIES EVENT AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY;
SERIES RETURNS SUNDAY NIGHT FOR NATIONAL OPEN FINAL


SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills turned in a dominating performance for his first career victory at Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night in the inaugural 40-lap “Showdown on Sand Hill” World of Outlaws Late Model Series event.

Satterlee, who became the ninth different late model winner at the track this season, earned $8,000 for his second career win with the World of Outlaws and sixth overall victory in 2013 at the wheel of the No. 22.

Jeff Rine of Danville was the Fast Tees Fast Qualifier over a field of 35 super late models with a lap of 19.266.  

Nathan Long of Selinsgrove won his third race of the season in the 15-lap pro stock feature.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series returns to Selinsgrove Speedway tomorrow (Sunday) night in the 15th Annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open. The 50-lap A-main will pay $10,000 to win and $700 to start. Joining the super late models on the racing card will be the limited late models at 7 p.m. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

Polesitter and defending World of Outlaws champion Darrell Lanigan and second-place starter Gregg Satterlee dueled for the lead on the first lap of the main event. Lanigan pulled into the early lead with Satterlee in pursuit. By lap five, fifth-place starter Jeff Rine stormed into third and set his sights on the leaders.

At the quarter-way point of the race, Lanigan led over Satterlee, Rine, fourth-place starter Vic Coffey, and eighth-place starter Josh Richards. On the 15th circuit, a side-by-side battle unfolded again for the lead between Lanigan and Satterlee. A lap later, Satterlee took command of the field as Lanigan’s car slowed on the backstretch, bringing out the event’s first caution flag.

On the lap 17 restart, Coffey passed Rine for second. For the rest of the event, Richards chased Rine around the lightning-fast half-mile oval for the third position. With 10 laps to race, Satterlee began to encounter slower traffic but had already developed a straightaway lead. At the same time, Richards raced with Rine for third while seventh-place starter Rick Eckert tormented sixth-place starter Tim McCreadie for a top five position.

At the finish, Satterlee was victorious by 2.2 seconds over Coffey, Rine, Richards, and Eckert.

Polesitter Rob Baker led the first three laps of the pro stock feature until sixth-place starter Nathan Long pulled into the lead. Long was closely chased by 10th-place starter Troy Miller and eighth-place starter AJ Stroup for most of the event.

On the fourth circuit, current point leader Kyle Bachman and leading feature winner Brad Mitch got caught up in a tangle. When the race resumed, Long continued to set the pace as Miller and Stroup raced in his shadow. In the final laps, Mitch made a rebound from the rear of the field and drove into second on the final lap.

At the finish, Long was victorious by just .52 of a second over Mitch, T. Miller, Stroup, and Shaun Miller.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 31 August 2013
World of Outlaws Late Model Series – 35 Entries

40-Lap A-Main:  1) Gregg Satterlee ($8,000)  2) 32C Vic Coffey  3) 2J Jeff Rine  4) 1 Josh Richards  5) 24 Rick Eckert  6) 39 Tim McCreadie  7) 16 Matt Cochran  8) 21D Dan Stone  9) 25 Shane Clanton  10) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  11) 14M Morgan Bagley 12) 24Y Dylan Yoder  13) 6 Jamie Lathroum  14) 57J Bub McCool  15) 32F Coleby Frye  16) 27 Jim Yoder  17) 1* Chub Frank  18) 18 Eric Wells  19) 99Z Dave Zona  20) 29 Darrell Lanigan DNF  21) 99P Bub Phillips DNF  22) 19 Tim Fuller DNF  23) 119 Jimmy Bernheisel DNF  24) 61T Kenny Trevitz DNF  25) 44 Clint Smith DNF

Heat Winners:  Jeff Rine, Josh Richards, Gregg Satterlee,  Vic Coffey

B-Main Winners:    Jim Bernheisel, Jim Yoder

Time Trials:  1) 2J Jeff Rine 19.226  2) 25 Shane Clanton 19.448  3) 241) 2J Jeff Rine 19.226  2) 25 Shane Clanton 19.448  3) 24Y Dylan Yoder 19.580  4) 24 Rick Eckert 19.618  5) 29 Darrell Lanigan 19.621  6) 22 Gregg Satterlee 19.626  7) 39 Tim McCreadie 19.752  8) 21D Dan Stone 19.753  9) 16 Matt Cochran 19.761  10) 1 Josh Richards 19.773  11) 18 Eric Wells 19.775  12) 6 Jamie Lathroum 19.845  13) 15 Scott Flickinger 19.860  14) 32F Coleby Frye 19.919  15) 32C Vic Coffey 19.926  16) 57J Bub McCool 20.004  17) 27 Jim Yoder 20.014  18) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 20.056  19) 99Z Dave Zona 20.060  20) 119 Jim Bernheisel 20.076  21) 6S Donnie Schick 20.084  22) 1* Chub Frank 20.094  23) 55 Chris Shuey 20.154  24) 44 Clint Smith 20.239  25) 61T Kenny Trevitz 20.383  26) 88 Tony Adams 20.395  27) 14M Morgan Bagley 20.439  28) 7 Meade Mahn 20.518  29) 93 Pancho Lawler 20.547  30) 19 Tim Fuller 20.563  31) 99P Bud Phillips 20.622  32) C33 Chris Casner 21.189  33) 90 Kyle Rhoads 21.926  34) 9 Hayes Mattern DNT  35) 10M Dave Stamm DNT

Pro Stocks – 18 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1)63 Nathan Long  2) 10M Brad Mitch  3) 115 Troy Miller  4) 26 AJ Stroup  5) 115 S Shaun Miller  6) 3G Jim Gerhart  7) 85L Pete Lauver  8) 32 Tom Hartman  9) 8M Brandon Moser  10) 85 Terry Lauver  11) 28J Jeff Ceballo 12) 15S Shawn Stahl DNF  13) 99 Kyle Bachman DNF  14) 74 Rob Baker DNF  15) 70J John Schreffler DNF  16) 11 Jake Buck DNF  17) 06 Frank Reisser DNF  18) 19H Tommy Slanker DQ
Heat Winners:  Rob Baker, AJ Stroup

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ROOKIE MATT CAMPBELL CLAIMS CAREER FIRST IN TRAIL-WAY 358’S

Hanover, PA (08/30/13) –One week after spinning while leading with less than two laps to go, 15-year-old rookie Matt Campbell of Fawn Grove claimed his first career “358” sprint car win the 25-lap feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“We used last week as a learning experience,” said a jubilant Campbell upon exiting his Harrington Body Shop/Envirobase High Performance/PPG #16 in victory lane, “I’ve been working my whole life to get better, and I’ve been waiting so long for this.”

Campbell started second and followed polesitter and race-long leader Shane Hoff for the first 16 laps before Hoff lost a rear end and came to a sudden stop in front of the rest of the field in turn two of lap 17.  The rest of the field got by safely, and Campbell assumed the lead for the restart.

Isaac Sneeringer, who started seventh, pulled onto Campbell’s back bumper for the restart, but was never able to mount a serious challenge, crossing 1.59 seconds behind the winner.

Lapped traffic was the only concern for the former go-kart driver who started racing at the age of five.

“I’ve seen a lot of great drivers get crossed up by lapped traffic,” said Campbell, “So I was pretty much focused on that.”

Cris Eash was third for the 17th-lap restart, but he pulled into the infield on lap 19, handing third over to Tim Wagaman, who finished there and gained valuable points on the night.  The defending champ entered the night fourth in points, but point leader Jeff Rohrbaugh sustained front suspension damage on the original start and went to the pits, Brad McClelland (second in points) lost a bearing in his motor after winning his heat, and Eash dropped out on lap 19.

Eleventh-starting Austin Hogue and hard charger Dwight Leppo (who started 13th) completed the top five.  Sixth through tenth were Cody Fletcher, Seth Kearchner, Mike Duncan, Jr., Randy Whisler, and Doug Deeds.

Heats for the 17 “358” sprinters were won by McClelland and Eash.

Next Friday (9/28), Trail-Way Speedway will host the 358 Sprint Cars and Limited Stocks.  Also on the schedule are the 600cc Micro Sprints and Street Stocks.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps) 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 1-Tim Wagaman; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 4-Dwight Leppo; 6. 66A-cody Fletcher; 7. 30-Seth Kearchner; 8. 11D-Mike Duncan, Jr.; 9. 64-Randy Whisler; 10. 76-Douglas Deeds; 11. 36-Jesse Deeds; 12. 17E-Cris Eash(DNF); 13. 69-Shane Hoff(DNF); 14. 12-Mike Bittinger(DNF); 15. 10-Zach Euculano(DNF); 16. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh(DNF); DNS: 6R-Brad McClelland. No Time.

Lap Leaders- Shane Hoff (1-16), Matt Campbell (17-25).

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 11D-Mike Duncan, Jr.; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 1-Tim Wagaman; 6. 69-Shane Hoff; 7. 4-Dwight Leppo; 8. 10Zach Euculano; 9. 76-Douglas Deeds. Time 2:30.10.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 17E-Cris Eash; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 64-Randy Whisler; 5. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 30-Seth Kearchner; 8. 36-Jesse Deeds.  Time 2:23.94.

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Rahmer Gets Williams Grove 89th in 31st Gunn Memorial

Williams Grove Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/30/13

Mechanicsburg – Fred Rahmer of Salfordville won for the 89th time in his sprint car career at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, pocketing $6,000 for the victory in the 31st annual Jack Gunn Memorial.

Rahmer started on the pole of the 30-lap Gunn Memorial and got beaten to the stripe when the green flag unfurled by second starter Don Kreitz Jr.

Kreitz was leading over Rahmer when the races first caution flag came out with just two laps down for a stopped Jacob Allen. 

On the restart Rahmer followed Kreitz through the first and second turns before making a diving jab for control deep in the third and fourth turns to lead lap three.

The next 23 laps went non-stop with the field stringing out behind Rahmer who opened up more than a straightaway lead before the time that seventh starter Alan Krimes got by Kreitz for second with 10 laps to go.

Krimes then slowly began to drive down Rahmer’s advantage but still had the majority of a straightaway to track down when the final caution of the race occurred with four laps to go when Ryan Wilson stopped high in the third corner.

Krimes followed Rahmer around when action resumed and then put his own swoop on to the bottom of the track in the third and fourth turns trying to net the lead only to come up on Rahmer’s bumper as the pair crossed the stripe. 

Rahmer again allowed Krimes to get to his inside in turns one and two before taking his line away in the third corner to preserve his lead by starting to run the bottom groove.

And that sealed the deal for Rahmer for his second official win in the Gunn Memorial after taking his first in 2011. 

“It was ugly,” Rahmer said of his move for the lead on Kreitz on the third circuit before moving on to his thoughts on Krimes’ run to the front.

“He’s a catfish like I am,” Rahmer said of Krimes.  “He was starting seventh and I figured if he was comin’ up through he was doin’ it on the bottom. I figured I better go on the defense.”  

Krimes rode home second followed by Kreitz, Lance Dewease and Logan Schuchart.

Sixth through 10th went to Adam Wilt, Cory Haas, Stevie Smith, Greg Hodnett and Brian Montieth. 

Heats for the 29-car field went to Schuchart, Brian Leppo and Ryan Smith.  Ryan Wilson won the B Main.

Rahmer set quick time with a lap of 17.014 seconds. 

August 30, 2013 Feature Finishes:

410 sprint cars, 30 laps: 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Alan Krimes, 3. Don Kreitz Jr., 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Logan Schuchart, 6. Adam Wilt, 7. Cory Haas, 8. Stevie Smith, 9. Greg Hodnett, 10. Brian Montieth, 11. Brent Marks, 12. Jim Siegel, 13. Brian Leppo. 14. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 15. Ryan Bohlke, 16. Ryan Wilson, 17. Danny Dietrich, 18. Nicole Bower, 19. Steve Buckwalter, 20. Chad Layton, 21. Glenndon Forsythe, 22. Davey Sammons, 23. Ryan Smith, 24. Jacob Allen

DNQ: Pat Cannon, TJ Stutts, Bob Bennett, Troy Fraker, Jay Reichard

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$12,000-PLUS AWAITS WINNER OF JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN FOR 410 SPRINT CARS AT SELINSGROVE SEPT. 14

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Jim Nace Memorial 31st Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars, the historic half-mile track’s crown jewel event, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford.

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

Unlike the past three years when the Open was divided into two 22-lap segments, this year’s edition of the Nace Memorial National Open will be a single 44-lap main event that will pay $12,000 to win and $700 to start out of a total purse in excess of $42,000. Lap money in the amount of $44 to lead each lap has also been posted, making it possible for a driver to earn an additional $1,936 in prize money.

The Fast Tees Fast Time Award in Memory of Jim Nace will pay $300 to the night’s fast qualifier. Joining the 410 sprint cars on the Sept. 14 racing card will be the super late models.  Track gates will open at 5 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, for sprint cars only.

Lap sponsorships are still available by contacting the track office or Chrystal Nace at Fast Tees.

Pat Cannon of Etters, an eight-time winner in 358-360 sprint car racing at the track this season, is the two-time defending National Open champion. Cannon has a single 410 sprint car victory this year at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

The late Maynard Yingst of Linglestown (1983, 1984, 1985), Greg Hodnett of Thomasville (1998, 2004, 2007) and Lance Dewease of Fayetteville (2002, 2009, 2010) have each won the race three times. Don Kreitz Jr. of Sinking Spring is the only other driver to have repeated a victory in the Open with wins in 1986 and 1992.

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

The National Open will mark the third appearance of the season by the 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. Hodnett took the checkered flag in the season opener on March 10 and Brent Marks of Myerstown won the Ray Tilley Classic on May 26. The 410 sprint cars are also scheduled to race in a Twin 20s program at the track on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Title sponsor Selinsgrove Ford, a family-owned and operated dealership serving the Susquehanna Valley for more than 50 years, specializes in the sales and service of new and pre-owned vehicles, parts, body shop repairs, 24-hour towing, and financing.

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2999.

Purse for 31st Annual National Open for 410 Sprint Cars (9/14/13): 1) $12,000 2) $5,000 3) $3,000 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,050 12) $1,000 13) $950 14) $900 15) $850 16) $800 17) $770 18) $750 19) $730 20-24) $700 

Lap Money: $44 To Lead Each Lap; Tow: $100

Also Racing: Super Late Models

Admission for National Open (9/14/13): Adults $28; Students (12-17) $20; Kids 11 & Under Free; Pit Passes $35

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Lots Of Extras For Renninger Memorial Late Model Drivers Saturday At Port Royal 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/28/13

Port Royal – This Saturday’s Three State Flyers Series Butch Renninger Memorial for super late models at Port Royal Speedway is full of extra cash and prizes to go along with the posted $14,000+ purse on the line.

The Renninger Memorial along with the 410 sprints, pro stocks and enduros will serve as the 159th annual Juniata County Fair Opener racing events at 7 pm.

The 33-lap Renninger Memorial will pay $3,333 to win and $300 to start but there’s more to the program for the late model drivers.

Each lap of the main event will pay $33 to lead while heats will pay $33 to win. 

A $100 Hard Charger Award has also been posted for the main.

In addition, a $33 bonus has been posted for the highest finishing Juniata County late model driver in the prestigious event.

Group time trials will set the late model starting grids. 

Run in honor of late track champion Renninger, if one late model star is able to wire the Renninger Memorial feature for the prestigious victory, he or she will garner more than $4,400 for the victory.  

Both the pro stocks and enduros will compete for increased purses as well.

Winners of all three stock car events will receive free subs from Rock-It Pizza along with free sandwich coupons for the top three finishers in each class from Burger King.   

Mark Pettyjohn, Jason Covert and Kenny Pettyjohn currently hold the top spots in 2013 Three State Flyers Series points.   

Greg Satterlee is the defending event champion.   

Adult general admission for the exciting show is just $18 with students ages 12 - 18 admitted for JUST $5. 

H. D. “Butch” Renninger was a three-time Port Royal Speedway late model track champion who pocketed 41 late model wins at the track during his career on the speedway.

Renninger was also a dedicated track employee, fairboard member and concessionaire at the track for some 40 years.

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Williams Grove In Action Twice Over Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Twin sprint memorial programs on tap, Street Stocks added to Friday

8/26/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will be in action twice during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, both on Friday and Sunday night with special memorial races.

Friday August 30 will see the track honor late Promoter Of The Year Jack Gunn with the running of the rich 31st annual Jack Gunn Memorial for the 410 sprints.

The 30-lap feature will pay $6,000 to the winner and $450 just to start.

The Williams Grove Saturday Series street stocks have been added to the Friday program in place of the sidewinder sprints.

The street stocks will compete under Williams Grove rules in a non-point event. 

And then Sunday, September 1 the Cumberland County oval will honor the late Billy Kimmel with a regular program of 410 and 358 sprints.

Lap and bonus money will be in effect for the 410 sprints in the Kimmel Memorial.

Action at both shows gets underway at 7:30 pm. 

All three-sprint races at the track during the weekend will be full point events as the season starts to come to a close.

The Gunn Memorial will be the next to last event in the 2013 Diamond Series at the track.

Though winless to date at the track, Fayetteville’s Lance Dewease is the current Diamond Series point leader with just one race to go in the series after the Gunn Memorial, coming up on September 27. 

Fred Rahmer continues to lead the 2013 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint points over defending titlist Greg Hodnett.

Kevin Nouse is the current Tool Shed of America 358 sprint point leader with Austin Hogue in tow.

Both the Friday and Sunday racing programs offer a fireworks display as part of the holiday weekend celebration at the track.

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES MAKES HISTORIC STOP AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY FOR NATIONAL OPEN WEEKEND THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY! 

$75,000-PLUS PURSE POSTED FOR TWO-DAY EVENT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The world’s best late model drivers will take on Pennsylvania’s best in the 15th annual Late Model National Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS) this Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, at Selinsgrove Speedway.

More than $75,000 in prize money has been posted for the Late Model National Open weekend, making the two-day marquee event one of the most anticipated and richest-paying motorsports events in the Snyder County half-mile oval’s 68-year history.   

The winner of Saturday night’s 40-lap “Showdown on Sand Hill” preliminary feature will collect $8,000, with the victor of Sunday night’s Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center 50-lap National Open finale earning $10,000. Each night of racing will include time trials, qualifying races, and feature events.

The speedway’s pro stock division will join the late models on Saturday and the limited late models (steel block bandit rules) will share the racing card on Sunday. Track gates will open at 4 p.m., with qualifying slated to begin at 7 p.m. both nights.

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

The 2013 edition of the Late Model Open marks the first time the race will carry a sanction by the WoO LMS. Last year’s first-ever WoO LMS race at Selinsgrove was rained out on Aug. 26.

Chris Shuey of Orefield won the inaugural Late Model Open in 1999 followed by a win in the 2001 race. Jeff Rine of Danville, the track’s current point leader and eight-time track champion, is the only four-time winner of the race, having won the Open in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009.

Nick Dickson of Lewistown is the defending winner of the race and the only other driver to have won it more than once with a previous victory in 2007.

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

Selinsgrove Speedway is one of 40 different tracks the WoO LMS will visit in 2013. After 38 events, former two-time champion Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., currently leads the WoO LMS standings with 5,262 points and seven victories to date. Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., is second on the tour with 5,194 points and four wins, while defending series champion Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., holds the third position with 5,180 points and nine wins.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will present a program of go karts, micro sprint cars, and unlimited all stars at 7 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 30. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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

WoO LMS 40-Lap Preliminary Purse for 8/31/13: 1) $8,000 2) $4,000 3) $2,700 4) $2,300 5) $2,000 6) $1,600 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,000 12) $900 13) $850 14) $800 15) $750 16) $700 17) $660 18) $640 19) $620 20-24) $600
Also Racing: Pro Stocks
Admission for 8/31/13: Adults: $30; Students (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes: $35

WoO LMS 50-Lap National Open Purse for 9/1/13: 1) $10,000 2) $5,000 3) $3,000 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,050 12) $1,000 13) $950 14) $900 15) $850 16) $800 17) $770 18) $750 19) $730 20-24) $700
Also Racing: Limited Late Models (Steel Block Bandit Rules)

Admission for 9/1/13: Adults: $32; Students (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes: $35  

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62nd Labor Day Classic Slated At Port Royal Speedway Sept. 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/25/13

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will host a daytime fair classic when it spins off the 62nd version of the Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints on Labor Day afternoon at 2 pm. 

The ARDC Midgets will join the sprint cars for a midget and sprint day-at-the-fair doubleheader as part of the 159th annual Juniata County Fair that gets underway on August 31 and runs through September 7. 

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

JPH Enterprises of Port Royal and Juniata Lumber & Supply are associate sponsors of the prestigious event. 

The afternoon of racing will feature the midgets and take the race and the track back to its roots as the midgets compete under the sun during fair time.

It will be the third show of the season by the ARDC’s at the track this year. 

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

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

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

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

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

Mike Wagner was declared the 2011 Labor Day winner.  Wagner got the title after the race was rained out and officials averaged all drivers’ fair week race finishes with the lowest average getting the crown.   

Daryn Pittman won the race in 2010.

Greg Hodnett is the defending winner.

Adult general admission is $15.00 with students ages 12 – 18 JUST $5.

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Three State Flyers $14,000+ Butch Renninger Late Model Memorial At Port Royal Saturday

Lates, 410 sprints, pro stocks and enduro open 159th Juniata Co. Fair and three-event weekend!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/25/13

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will open the 159th annual Juniata County Fair this Saturday, August 31 at 7 pm with the running of the Three State Flyers Series Butch Renninger Memorial for late models!

Plus, a full program of 410 sprints, pro stocks and an enduro dash will be on the program as well as the race for the 2013 point titles that will come down to the final races for all divisions during fair week. 

The track is in action three times over the Labor Day holiday weekend as it returns with the 62nd running of the Foss Jewelers Labor Day afternoon fair classic on September 2 featuring the 410 sprints and ARDC Midgets at 2 pm.

Sprints will vie for $4,000 to win and $300 to start in the Labor Day Classic.

The Renninger Memorial on Saturday will pay a hefty $3,333 to win the 33-lap affair and it also posts $33 to lead each lap of the track’s marquee event for the division this season.

A total Renninger Memorial base purse of over $14,000 is up for grabs aside from all the contingency money that also includes $33 to win heat races and a $100 Hard Charger Award.    

Group time trials will set the late model starting grids. 

Run in honor of late track champion Renninger, if one late model star is able to wire the Renninger Memorial feature for the prestigious victory, he or she will garner more than $4,400 for the win.

The race also pays $300 just to start.   

Both the pro stocks and enduros will compete for increased purses as well. 

Mark Pettyjohn, Jason Covert and Kenny Pettyjohn currently hold the top spots in 2013 Three State Flyers Series points.   

Greg Satterlee is the defending event champion.   

Adult general admission for the exciting show is just $18 with students ages 12 - 18 admitted for JUST $5. 

H. D. “Butch” Renninger was a three-time Port Royal Speedway late model track champion who pocketed 41 late model wins at the track during his career on the speedway.

Renninger was also a dedicated track employee, fairboard member and concessionaire at the track for some 40 years.  

Butch Renninger Late Model Memorial Winners
6/25/05   Steve Campbell
6/24/06   Scott Haus
8/18/07   Mitch Hack
8/23/08   Jere Wierman
8/29/09   Tim Wilson
8/28/10   Waylon Wagner
9/3/11     Jeff Rine
9/1/12     Greg Satterlee

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SHULTZ, YODER, MITCH & BUSSEY RETURN TO SELINSGROVE VICTORY LANE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Jason Shultz of Carlisle drove from his 11th starting position to win his fourth race of the season in Saturday night’s non-stop 25-lap 358 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Shultz, who is a close second in the season point standings to Pat Cannon of Etters in the chase for the track championship, was driving the Mach 1 Chassis No. 2 for his 15th career win at the track. The race, short of a new track record, was timed in eight minutes and 12 seconds.

Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove scored a flag-to-flag victory in the 30-lap late model tune-up race for the upcoming World of Outlaws showdown. Yoder collected $2,000 for his third win of the year. Matt Cochran of Williamsport was the night’s fast qualifier with lap time of 19.027.

Brad Mitch has become the man to beat in the pro stocks in recent weeks as the McClure driver recorded his seventh win of the season in the division’s 15-lap feature.

Bob Bussey of Northumberland returned to Victory Lane for his fifth win of the year in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the World of Outlaws Late Model Series 15th annual National Open Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Saturday night’s preliminary will feature the late models in a 40-lap main event paying $8,000 to win plus pro stocks. The series returns Sunday night for the 50-lap Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center National Open finale paying $10,000 to win plus limited late models (steel block bandit rules). Track gates will open at 4 p.m. and qualifying will start at 7 p.m. both nights.

Polesitter Mike Walter stormed into the lead at the start of the sprint car feature and was chased by second-place starter Scott Wilson. By lap six, fourth-place starter Matt Horst was challenging Wilson for the runner-up position and made a pass for the position a lap later. Meanwhile, 11th-place starter Jason Shultz was working his way into the top five.

On the 14th circuit, Shultz passed Horst for the second position and set his sights on M. Walter at the front of the pack. Late in the race, Shultz began to reel in M. Walter in traffic as the race continued without a caution flag. On the 20th lap, Shultz made the winning pass by M. Walter using the inside lane racing off turn four.

With two laps to go, 12th-place starter Pat Cannon rocketed into second and started to gain real estate on Shultz. At the finish, Shultz was victorious by 2.6 seconds over Cannon, 10th-place starter TJ Stutts, M. Walter, and Horst.

Outside front row starter Dylan Yoder powered into the lead at the start of the late model feature. D. Yoder led over fourth-place starter Matt Cochran and third-place starter Jim Bernheisel in the early laps of the race. The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap eight when Jim Yoder stopped on the backstretch.

When the race resumed, D. Yoder stretched his lead while J. Bernheisel took over the second position. A lap later the caution flag came out when Cochran’s car fell off the pace on the frontstretch. On the ensuing restart, D. Yoder was in command of the field while J. Bernheisel and ninth-place starter Bryan Bernheisel dueled for the runner-up position. By lap 11, eighth-place starter Jeff Rine advanced to fourth, only to withdraw from the race with engine woes on lap 25.

At the finish, D. Yoder took the checkered flag by 3.9 seconds over J. Bernheisel, B. Bernheisel, seventh-place starter Coleby Frye, and fifth-place starter Chad Hollenbeck.

Third-place starter Jake Buck led the first lap of the pro stock feature. Racing out of turn four on the second circuit, eighth-place starter Brad Mitch drove underneath Buck for the lead. Once in front of the pack, Mitch opened up a solid lead over ninth-place starter Shaun Miller 10th-place starter Kyle Bachman.

For several laps, a torrid battle unfolded for the runner-up position between S. Miller, Bachman, seventh-place starter Nathan Long, and 12th-place starter Troy Miller. On a lap eight restart, S. Miller raced into the first turn, made contact with the guardrail, and barrel rolled several times in his pro stock. S. Miller escaped injury.

When the race resumed, Mitch set the pace with Bachman and T. Miller in pursuit. At the finish, Mitch was victorious by two seconds over Bachman, T. Miller, Jim Gearhart, and Pete Lauver. 

On the start of the roadrunner feature, fourth-place starter Bob Bussey drove underneath second-place starter Ricky Bender exiting the second turn to take the early lead. Bussey kept his No. 76 out in front of the field for all 12 laps and scored the victory by 3.7 seconds over Bender, John Fowler Jr., point leader Brian Johnson, and Brandon Shultz. 

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 24 August 2013
358 Sprint Cars – 21 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2 Jason Shultz  2) 3 Pat Cannon  3) 23 TJ Stutts  4) 100 Mike Walter  5) 29 Matt Horst  6) 5 Phil Walter  7) 19 Colby Womer  8) 38 Scott Wilson  9) 66 Ryan Kissinger  10) 21 Duane Mausteller  11) 76 Larry Kelleher  12) 77 Derek Locke  13) 99K Cody Keller  14) 52 Austin Hogue  15) 15B Mark Bittner  16) 35 Shannon Fisher  17) 15 Johnny Smith  18) 71C Charlie Anderson  19) 67 Jason Cherry DNF  20) 13 Ryan Higgins DNF  21) 33 John Troxell DNF
Heat Winners: Pat Cannon, Colby Womer, Mike Walter

Late Models – 33 Entries
30-Lap A-Main:  1)  24 Dylan Yoder ($2,000)  2) 119 Jim Bernheisel  3) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  4) 32 Coleby Frye  5) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  6) 3W Tim Wilson  7) 88 Tony Adams  8) 06 Mike Lupfer  9) 55 Chris Shuey  10) 21 Scott Haus  11) 5 Derek Byler  12) 61 Ken Trevitz  13) 215 Al Shawver Jr.  14) 90 Kyle Rhoads  15) 72 Ron Coleman  16) 92 Nate Romig  17) 2J Jeff Rine DNF  18) 5E Glenn Elliott  19) 6 Donnie Schick  DNF  20) 26 Jerry Bard DNF  21) 93 Pancho Lawler DNF  22) 15 Scott Flickinger DNF  23) 32B Lindsay Barton DNF  24) 16 Matt Cochran DNF  25) 27 Jim Yoder DNF
Heat Winners: Jim Yoder, Jeff Rine, Jim Bernheisel, Tim Wilson
B-Main Winner: Chris Shuey

Time Trials:  1) 16 Matt Cochran 19.027  2) 2J Jeff Rine 19.316  3) 32 Coleby Frye 19.329  4) 27 Jim Yoder 19.492  5) 5 Derek Byler 19.666  6) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 19.677  7) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.680  8) 92 Nate Romig 19.769  9) 119 Jim Bernheisel  10) 15 Scott Flickinger 19.809  11) 3W Tim Wilson 19.877  12) 215 Al Shawver Jr. 19.987  13) 26 Jerry Bard 20.009  14) 88 Tony Adams 20.033  15) 5E Glenn Elliott 20.142  16) 21 Scott Haus 20.203  17) 93 Pancho Lawler 20.259  18) 6 Donnie Schick 20.288 19) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.290  20) 4D Chad Hollenbeck 20.290  21) 55 Chris Shuey 20.316  22) 32 Lindsay Barton 20.334  23) 7M Meade Hahn 20.354  24) 9 Hayes Mattern 20.384  25) 19F Tim Fedders 20.405  26) 99Z Dave Zona 20.410  27) 06 Mike Lupfer 20.575  28) 45 Eric Hons 20.701  29) 72 Ron Coleman 20.849 30) 11 Jason Schmidt 21.099  31) 90 Kyle Rhaods 21.495  32) 28 Jason Smith 21.789  33) 10 Dave Stamm 23.221

Pro Stocks – 18 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 10M Brad Mitch  2) 99 Kyle Bachman  3) 115 Troy Miller  4) G3 Jim Gerhart  5) 85L Pete Luver  6) 63 Nathan Long  7) 85 Terry Lauver  8) 8M Brandon Moser  9) 19 Tommy Slanker  10) 32 Tom Hartman  11) 4 Jim Payne  12) 28J Jeff Ceballo  13) 06 Frank Reisser  14) 15S Shawn Stahl  15) 71 Kurt Wray DNF  16) 115S Shaun Miller DNF 17) 11 Jake Buck DNF  18) 1 Rick Bixler DNF
Heat Winners: Brad Mitch, Shaun Miller

Roadrunners -10 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 76 Bob Bussey  2) 29B Ricky Bender  3) 02 John Fowler  4) 201 Brian Johnson  5) 31B Brandon Shultz  6) 7 Butch Shaffer  7) 89 John Schoch  8) 99 Chris Hoffman  9) 22 Ricky Buss DNF  10) 8K Jeremy Kline DNF

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint car points

1. Fred Rahmer 3720
2. Greg Hodnett 3555
3. Brent Marks 3445
4. Lance Dewease 3290
5. Don Kreitz Jr. 3215
6. Alan Krimes 3100
7. Danny Dietrich 3010
8. Brian Montieth 2680
9. Logan Schuchart 2480
10. Cory Haas 2470

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Super Sportsman
1. Frankie Herr 4885
2. Russ Mitten 4630
3. Scott Geesey 4620
4. Scott Dellinger 4440
5. Carmen Perigo Jr. 4060
6. Chad Criswell 4025
7. Gregg Foster 4020
8. Mike Enders 3980
9. Rick Barr 3790
10. Chris Meleason 3725

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Selinsgrove Speedway
358 sprint cars
1.  Pat Cannon  4975
2.  Jason Shultz  4910
3.  Derek Locke  4260
4.  Colby Womer  3840
5.  Ryan Kissinger  3805
6.  Cody Keller  3790
7.  T.J. Stutts  3745
8.  Larry Kelleher 3460
9.   Duane Mausteller 3425
10. Josh Beard 3160

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Layton, West, Parker Port Royal Open Wheel Madness Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/24/13

Port Royal – Some 78 sprint cars filled the Port Royal Speedway pits on Saturday night for Open Wheel Madness where Chad Layton, Randy West and Eric Parker came away winners of the 410 sprint, URC sprint and 305 sprint features, respectively.

Layton started on the pole of the 25-lap 410 sprint main and after a few attempts at getting the first lap recorded he led the field back to the stripe.

One of the initial restarts came after Dustin Baney flipped wildly out over the third turn guardrail, escaping injury. 

With Layton the leader, second starter Mike Erdley was running well and kept Layton in his sights along with third starter Dylan Cisney and when leader Layton entered the backmarkers on the eighth tour, the pair was there to keep him honest.

Competitive traffic on the slick surface forced Layton to search around for a line to clear the slower cars and Erdley was there to take a stab at the win just before the halfway point.

The Elizabethville driver went out front on the 11th tour but then he too had to deal with slower cars just in front and that allowed Layton to stay close.

Two laps later when Erdley got bottled up trying to clear the backmarkers is when Layton put himself back out in front to end up leading the final 12 laps. 

During the final 10 laps, a quickening pack of cars including Lance Dewease, Cisney and Blane Heimbach began punching their way through to the front in the non-stop feature event.

With six laps to go Cisney cleared Erdley and could see Layton out front but he was never quite able to muster enough strength to close substantially.

Layton got his fourth of the year by 1.266 seconds. 

Erdley began drifting backward late in the race as point leader and 14th starter Heimbach really chewed away at the front-runners before finishing third in the order. 

Eighth starter Dewease rode home fourth with Erdley in fifth. 

Sixth through 10th went to Keith Kauffman, Brock Zearfoss, Brian Leppo, Joey Hershey and Cliff Brian.

Heats for the 28-car field went to Layton, Erdley and Cisney with Daryl Stimeling taking the consolation race.

The 25-lap URC sprint feature saw polesitter Brian Carber lead the first four laps before sputtering to a stop on a lap four restart. 

Prior to that Carber held a healthy lead over Josh Weller in second.

Weller then restarted with the lead and Chad Trout in second but eighth starter West of Boyertown blasted into second on the restart and set his sights on Weller.

With eight laps down West went into control and began heading into the backmarkers. 

Meanwhile 13th starter Aaron Ott began challenging URC point leader JJ Grasso for fourth with he got with 11 laps to go.

He then ran down Trout to take third with two laps left but by then West was gone to a 4.649 second victory over Weller.

Trout was fourth with Grasso in fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Mark Smith, Dave Ely, Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael and Davie Franek.

Heats for the 26-car field went to Carber, West and Andy Best with Jim Stitzel scoring the consolation race. 

Kody Lehman took the field to the green from the pole in the 305 sprint main and led until the 19th tour when Eric Parker surprised the front runners with a run through the middle groove to win his second of the year at the track.

The first 17 laps of the race went non-stop until Jim Kennedy saw a move for third spot take out himself and Nate Gramley.

Mike Wagner II., lined up second for the restart with Scott Ellerman in third and Parker in fourth. 

Ellerman withdrew when action resumed making Parker third and with a sudden burst of speed Parker drove to the outside of both Wagner and Lehman in consecutive laps to take control.

A final restart with a lap to go allowed Lehman to race closely for the win through the final turns but he came up .582 seconds short at the finish.

Wagner II., was third followed by Jason Bergstresser and 25th starter Logan Wagner.

Sixth through 10th went to Mark Watkins, Alex Schanz, Zach Newlin, Ryan Lynn and Paul Snyder.

Heats went to Schanz, Ellerman and Kennedy. 

August 24, 2013 feature finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps, 28 entires: 1. Chad Layton, 2. Dylan Cisney, 3. Blane Heimbach, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Mike Erdley, 6. Keith Kauffman, 7. Brock Zearfoss, 8. Brian Leppo, 9. Joey Hershey, 10. Cliff Brian, 11. Mike Wagner, 12. Steve Buckwalter, 13. Jimmy Seger, 14. Bob Bennett, 15. Kyle Reinhardt, 16. Curt Stroup, 17. Nate Snyder, 18. Rodney Westhafer, 19. Daryl Stimeling, 20. Trenton Scheaffer, 21. Dave Hahn, 22. Vince Snyder, 23. Tyler Bear, 24. Dustin Baney

DNQ: Tracy Templin, Jack Thornton, Mark Coldren, Doug Esh

URC Sprints, 25 laps, 25 entries: 1. Randy West, 2. Josh Weller, 3. Aaron Ott, 4. Chad Trout, 5. JJ Grasso, 6. Mark Smith, 7. Dave Ely, 8. Robbie Stillwaggon, 9. Curt Michael, 10. Davie Franek, 11. JR Berry, 12. Dan Mazy, 13. Bill Pauch Jr., 14. Brock Zeafoss, 15. Keith Prutzman, 16. Scott Lutz, 17. Jimmy Stitzel, 18. Jay Galloway, 19. Troy Betts, 20. Jonathan Swanson, 21. Ed Aiken, 22. Brian Carber, 23. Andy Best, 24. Danny Massey

DNQ: Jordan Givler,

305 sprints, 20 laps, 25 entries: 1. Eric Parker, 2. Kody Lehman, 3. Mike Wagner II., 4. Jason Bergstresser, 5. Logan Wagner, 6. Mark Watkins, 7. Alex Schanz, 8. Zach Newlin, 9. Ryan Lynn, 10. Paul Snyder, 11. John Braim, 12. Jeff Miller Jr., 13. Erin Statler, 14. Colby Dice, 15. George Riden, 16. Jake Waters, 17. Lance Newlin, 18. Tyler Reeser, 19. Steve Kennawell, 20. Andrew Hake, 21. Reed Thompson, 22. Scott Ellerman, 23. Nathan Gramley, 24. Jim Kennedy, 25. Ron Aurand

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1. Danny Dietrich 935
2. Brian Montieth 920
3. JJ Grasso 900
4. Alan Krimes 890
5. Cory Haas 870
6. Shane Hoff 855
7. Robbie Kendall 845
8. Scott Fisher 790
9. Billy Dietrich 780
10. Kyle Moody 760

358 sprint cars
April 5

1. Kevin Nouse 690
2. Niki Young 685
3. Chase Dietz 665
4. Duane Watson 655
5. Brie Hershey 640
6. Matt Campbell 635
7. Zach Euculano 615
8. Mark Strickler 600
9. Rick Horn 580
9. Ashley Cappetta 580

 

Williams Grove

410s

FINAL

1. Fred Rahmer 5410
2. Greg Hodnett 5405
3. Brent Marks 4890
4. Don Kreitz Jr. 4805
5. Lance Dewease 4755
6. Danny Dietrich 4625
7. Brian Montieth 4580
8. Alan Krimes 4175
9. Logan Schuchart 3600
10. Adam Wilt 3440

358 sprint cars

FINAL

1. Kevin Nouse 2540
2. Austin Hogue 2095
3. Dale Hammaker  2040
4. Jay Galloway 1870
5. Adrian Shaffer 1715
6. Nathan Berwager 1620
7. Matt Mountz  1520
8. Ted Thomas Jr. 1450
9. Brie Hershey 1425
10. Scott Fisher  1290


Super Sportsman

April 12

1. Scott Geesey 570
2. Mike Enders 510
3. Russ Mitten 480
4. Chris Meleason 440
5. Steve Fannasy 430
6. Kenny Edkin 360
7. Carmen Perigo Jr. 350
8. Todd Leonard 330
9. Rick Barr 330
10. Steve Wilbur 325

 

Selinsgrove Speedway

358 sprints

FINAL

1. Jason Shultz   5190
2. Pat Cannon  5075
3. Derek Locke  4550
4. Cody Keller  4140
5. Colby Womer 4070
6. Ryan Kissinger 4065
7. T.J. Stutts  3745
8. Duane Mausteller 3725
9. Larry Kelleher  3700
10. Josh Beard  3335

 

Port Royal Speedway

Final
1. Blane Heimbach  6695
2. Chad Layton 6490
3. Mike Wagner 6360
4. Dylan Cisney 6235
5. Mike Erdley 5485
6. Doug Esh 5320
7. Lance Dewease 5230
8. Keith Kauffman 5080
9. Cliff Brian 5020
10. Davey Sammons 4975


 

 

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