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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY MACH 1 CHASSIS TWO-DAY 360 SPRINT CAR NATIONAL OPEN PART OF KEYSTONE 360 NATIONALS WEEKEND WITH WILLIAMS GROVE!

SATURDAY, JULY 29: $3,000 TO WIN 360 SPRINTS PLUS $2,000 TO WIN LATE MODELS, $500 TO WIN PRO STOCKS & FIREWORKS!

SUNDAY, JULY 30: $6,000 TO WIN 360 SPRINT 30-LAP FINALE PLUS 305 SPRINTS & ECONO LATE MODELS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway will present the two-day 17th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30.  

The Keystone 360 Sprint Car Weekend also includes the Lelands.com 360 Sprint Car National Friday, July 28, at Williams Grove Speedway paying $3,000 to win. More than $50,000 in prize money has been posted for the weekend’s three 360 sprint car races.

Lelands.com posted a $10,000 bonus for any one driver who can sweep the weekend series with victories in all three main events.

The winners of Friday’s race at Williams Grove and Saturday’s race at Selinsgrove will be guaranteed starters in Sunday’s finale for the 360’s at Selinsgrove.

Saturday’s race will feature the 360 sprint cars in a 25-lap preliminary event paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start.

Joining the 360 sprint cars on the July 29 racing program will be the super late models in a 25-lap main event paying $2,000 to win and pro stocks in a 15-lap feature paying $500 to win. A professional fireworks display will be on the program along with a post-race “Party In The Pits” for all race teams.

Sunday’s July 30 finale will be a 30-lap feature paying $6,000 to win and $400 to start for the 360 sprint cars along with the PASS 305 sprint cars and econo late models rounding out a three-division card.

Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with practice laps at 7 p.m. and qualifying slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. both nights.  

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

360 sprint car rules for the major sanctioning groups (URC, ESS, Patriot & ASCS) will be permitted for the Selinsgrove Speedway events.

In 358-360 sprint car Open history at Selinsgrove Speedway, 16 races have produced nine different winners since 2001.

TJ Stutts of Liverpool won the inaugural race in 2001 and last year became a five-time winner of the 358-360 Open, with his other victories coming in 2003, 2013, and 2015.  Pat Cannon of Etters is a three-time winner of the Open with checkered flags in 2007, 2008, and in 2012.

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

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

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

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

2017 KEYSTONE 360 SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND JULY 28-29-30:

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY
Friday, July 28, 25-Lap Lelands.com Nationals: 1) $3,000 2) 1,500 3) 1,200 4) $1,100 5) $1,000 6) $700 7) $575 8) $525 9) $515 10) $500 11) $420 12) $410 13) $360 14) $330 15) $300 16) $300 17) $300 18-24) $250
ALSO RACING: 410 Sprint Cars

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Saturday, July 29, 25-Lap Mach 1 Chassis Preliminary: 1) $3,000 2) $1,500 3) $1,200 4) $1,100 5) $1,000 6) $700 7) $575 8) $550 9) $525 10) $500 11) $420 12) $410 13) $375 14) $350 15) $325 16-24) $300
ALSO RACING: Super Late Models $2,000 To Win & Pro Stocks $500 To Win

Sunday, July 30, 30-Lap Mach 1 Chassis National Open: 1) $6,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,400 4) $1,200 5) $1,100 6) $900 7) $800 8) $700 9) $650 10) $600 11) $500 12) $475 13) $450 14) $425 15-24) $400
ALSO RACING: 305 Sprint Cars & Econo Late Models

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SWINGS BACK INTO ACTION THIS SATURDAY WITH FOUR DIVISION SHOW ON SUNBURY EAGLES CLUB NIGHT

LATE MODELS TAKE SPOTLIGHT IN MOON SHINE CAMO ROUTE 35 CHALLENGE SERIES RACE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway swings back into action at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 22, with a four division show featuring the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Sunbury Eagles Club Night. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Both the 360 sprint cars and super late models will compete in 25-lap main events paying $2,000 to win.

For the super late models, Saturday night will be the fourth race in the Selinsgrove/Port Royal Speedways Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series. The series point standings couldn’t be much closer with just nine points separating the top four drivers.

Defending series and track champion Jeff Rine has a mere one-point lead over Coleby Frye of Dover heading into this weekend. Chad Hollenbeck and Nick Dickson are just three and nine points behind the leader, respectively.

Remaining dates in the Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series include Aug. 12 at Selinsgrove and Sept. 9 at Port Royal.

The standings in the chase for the 2017 Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late model track championship are also close entering the second half of the season. Steve Campbell recently took over the lead with a 55-point margin over Tony Adams. Hayes Mattern trails by 95 points in third.

In the Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint car division, three-time winner Davie Franek holds a 280-point lead over former champion and opening day winner Jason Shultz.

The A&A Auto Stores pro stocks are led by four-time winner Tommy Slanker with a 160-point advantage over two-time winner Shaun Lawton. One-time winner Will Brunson leads the Collier Paving & Construction/A&A Auto Stores roadrunners by 100 points over Smith Cope.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will present a program of go kart racing at 7 p.m. this Friday, July 21, featuring a $200-to-win Pro Series race for the adult cage animal class. Track gates 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 also be reached at 570.374.2266.

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LUCAS WOLFE MAKES LAST LAP PASS FOR WIN IN BAPS 410 SPRINTS

Kenny Edkin Continues Dream Season in  Sportsman

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…7/16/17
Lucas Wolfe used a last lap, turn two pass to capture the win in Sunday night’s 30-lap BAPS Auto Paints and Supplies 410 Sprint Series feature at Susquehanna Speedway.

Kenny Edkin continued his dream season in the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman as he turned an impressive run into his series leading fourth feature win of the season.

With 18 410 Sprints taking the green flag, Greg Hodnett outgunned fellow front row starter Tyler Walker to take control of the feature event.

Hodnett caught the rear of the field with nine laps in as sixth-starting Danny Dietrich moved into third behind Hodnett and third-starting Lucas Wolfe.

Dietrich got around Wolfe on lap 23 and was pounding the top of the speedway when the leaders encountered a pack of four slower cars. Hodnett was able to work through them but Dietrich jumped the wheel of Jim Shuster entering the third turn and drove into the wall, ending his night.

Hodnett held control on the double file restart but went on defense over the final laps as Wolfe continued to pound the top of the track looking for every inch of momentum.

As the white flag waved, he got a great bite off turn two, sliding by Hodnett and driving to the checkered flag. It was his eighth overall win this season in the Michael Barshinger owned No. 24 and he became the fourth different winner in as many BAPS events this season.

Following the top two were Brock Zearfoss, Brian Montieth and Walker with Adrian Shaffer earning the Hard Charger Award coming from 16th to sixth over Kyle Reinhardt, Mark Smith, Kyle Moody and Glenndon Forsythe.

Heats were won by  Dietrich and Hodnett.

Edkin lined up 11th on the grid for the Super Sportsman main as Steve Fannasy held the point during the early laps.

Edkin’s march through the field was impressive, moving into the top five by the completion of lap two and was racing third with six laps complete.

Following a lap six restart, Chris Meleason and Edkin drove by Fannasy while Edkin made the race winning move on lap nine, driving under Meleason exiting the fourth turn.

Tony Jackson took second with 12 laps complete and appeared to have something for Edkin but after packing a wheel with mud, he never could mount a serious bid as Edkin drove off to score his fourth win of the year and strengthened his track point lead.

Jackson settled for the runner-up spot ahead of Scott Dellinger, Fannasy and Doug Dodson with Paul Miller coming from 19th to sixth ahead of Meleason, Russ Mitten, Hard Charger Mike Enders who started 24th and Gregg Foster.

Dellinger, Jackson and Dodson were heat winners for the 26-car field.

The next BAPS 410 Sprint Series event will be on Sunday, August 20 when the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invade the York Haven oval for the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops event. The PA Sprint Series/IMCA Sprints will join the All Stars on the fifth event of the season for the BAPS Sprint Series.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action this Saturday, July 22  with the K1 Race Gear Summer Series for the 358 Sprint cars. The Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and Superior Homes Extreme Stocks fill out the racing program which will also be ARCH (Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown) Night. Race time is 7PM.

SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY
RACE RESULTS 7/16/17

410 SPRINTS (30 LAPS): 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Brock Zearfoss, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Tyler Walker, 6. Adrian Shafer, 7. Kyle Reinhardt, 8. Mark Smith, 9. Kyle Moody, 10. Glenndon Forsythe, 11. Bradley Howard, 12. Kyle Pruitt, 13. Coleman Gulick, 14. Mallie Shuster, 15. Jim Shuster, 16. Anthony Macri, 17. Danny Dietrich, 18. Aaron Ott.

SUPER SPORTSMAN (25 LAPS): 1. Kenny Edkin, 2. Tony Jackson, 3. Scott Dellinger, 4. Steve Fannasy, 5. Doug Dodson, 6. Paul Miller, 7. Chris Meleason, 8. Russ Mitten, 9. Mike Enders, 10. Gregg Foster, 11. Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 12. Jay Fannasy, 13. Davey Walsh, 14. Garrett Williamson, 15. Chad Smith, 16. Troy Hockenberry, 17. Justin Foster, 18. Nate Young, 19. Luke Deatrick, 20. Justin Williams, 21. Tom Wyckoff, 22. Chase Gutshall, 23. Timmie Barrick, 24. Rich Eichelberger.

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Car Owners Harz, Zemaitis, Dyer & Tangers Come Out To Honor Mike Wagner -

Meet and greet with fans slated for Port Royal Dream Race July 29

Event offers more than 55K in purse for sprints plus thousands in contingences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/16/17

Port Royal – As Port Royal Speedway honors veteran Mike Wagner with the Living Legends Dream Race coming up on Saturday, July 29, so to will some of the key players in his sprint car racing career.

Wagner will meet and greet fans behind the grandstand from 5 – 6 pm on the night of the race and several car owners whose seat he was able to grace during his 30-plus year career will join him.

Joining Wagner for the autograph session will be Joe Harz of Elmer, New Jersey, who fielded the familiar Joe Harz No. 88H for many years that counts Wagner among its pilots.

Also on hand will be John Zemaitis, owner of the famed Zemco No. 1.  Wagner at one point piloted the car for a stint in Florida.

Wagner also was behind the wheel of the Bill and Kay Tanger No. 07 in the late 1990s and while the Tangers have long since retired from the sport, both car owners will come back to the race track for the big event on September 9.

On his first night behind the wheel of the Walt Dyer No. 461 in 1999 Wagner piloted the car to a victory at Williams Grove Speedway before going on to pick up a win for the Dyer stables at Port Royal and Dyer too will be on hand for the pre-race activities on July 29.

Both Zemaitis and Dyer themselves have been honored previously with Port Royal Living Legend Awards.

Port Royal Speedway will present the 11th installment of the Living Legends Dream Race for 410 sprint cars coming up on Saturday night, July 29 at 7 pm.

The 410 sprint car drivers that enter the program are in line to receive thousands of dollars in contingency cash and prizes to go along with the more than $55,000 in purse money that is posted for the prestigious and lucrative event.

The super late models are also on the program and will race in a 25-lap, $2,000 to win, $200 to start main event.

The 2017 version of the Dream Race will honor two-time Port Royal Speedway track champion Mike Wagner, who has spent over 30 years of his life racing sprint cars, most prominently at Port Royal.

Over $2,500 in contingency cash will be given away to the sprint car drivers on the night in the forms of lap money, hard charger awards, fast time awards and more.

The Dream Race will again consist of time trials and a pair of 16-lap semi-main events that carry full purses worth nearly $10,000 alone before the big 35-lap Dream main brings more than $30,000 to the table.

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Champion Racing Oil World Of Outlaws Summer Nationals This Week At Williams Grove

Two-Day Outlaws VS Posse Showdown Slated July 21 & 22

7/16/17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the two-day Champion Racing Oil World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Summer Nationals this Friday and Saturday night, July 21 and 22, at 7:30 pm.

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

Saturday’s 30-lap Summer Nationals finale will pay a hefty $20,000 to the victor.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on Friday and Saturday will be split between the local Kiwanis Club, The Bethesda Project and the Williams Grove Steam Engine Association.

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

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

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

Back in May when the outlaws made their first stop of the season at Williams Grove, outlaws pilots David Gravel and Shane Stewart turned back their posse counterparts and the locals will be looking for some redemption in this July invasion.     

In last year’s Summer Nationals, the final score ended up somewhat of a tie, with the outlaws taking night number one at the hands of Daryn Pittman while local favorite and perennial track champion Lance Dewease took the 20K finale.

Dewease enters this week’s events with a pair of 2017 Williams Grove wins under his belt while Freddie Rahmer leads the track point standings over Danny Dietrich.

Fresh off of a strong Pennsylvania Speedweek Series, Rahmer counts three Williams Grove wins to his credit this year while Dietrich owns one.     

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

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

The current outlaws point leader, Schatz enters the 2017 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway with not only the most series points to date but also the most wins.

With an 80-point lead over pursuer Brad Sweet, Schatz will be carrying 14 season checkers with him to the Cumberland County oval.

Other top outlaws winners this season include Gravel with nine while Sweet, Shane Stewart and Kerry Madsen have four each.    

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SMITH, MATTERN, SNOOK & BUSSEY TAKE WINS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. --  The ninth annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Driver & Fan Appreciation Night Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway offered plenty of giveaways for race fans, FREE child and student general admission plus bonus money for the top three finishers in the 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners.

The special night did not disappoint. A large crowd witnessed some of the best racing of the season on a great racing surface that produced plenty of wheel-to-wheel racing and a new 25-lap track record by Hayes Mattern of Beavertown in the super late model main event.

In the thrilling 360 sprint car main event, Adam Carberry was trading slidejobs in lap traffic with Mark Smith with Eric Tomecek lurking in the wings.  Young Carberry had just secured the top spot with four to go from Smith off turn two when his car made hard contact with the outside wall ending his bid for his first Selinsgrove Speedway win.

Smith, who started tenth, timed his restart perfect to break away from Tomecek on his was to his third win of the season. Tomecek was second followed by point leader Davie Franek who started 12th on the racy half-mile surface.

Chad Layton earned a hard fought fourth place run after being involved in an early race accident. Nate Snyder came from 18th to finish fifth. Kevin Nouse was sixth across the line followed by Larry Kelleher, Ryan Higgins, Nyle Berkes, and Ryan Kissinger.

Brett Michalski, Adam Carberry, and Eric Tomecek won Sprint Car heat races.

In your best Tom Carnegie voice, "It's a new track record!" for Hayes Mattern in the Jeff's Auto body Super Late Models. It was Kenny Trevitz out front for the first half of the feature before Mattern moved to the lead on lap 11. Mattern had to maneuver through lap traffic while Trevitz and Jeff Rine dueled for the second spot. Rine soon secured the second spot and began to catch Mattern for the lead.

Mattern kept the advantage over one second for the remainder of the event on his way to his third win of the season in the Late Models. Rine was second followed by Trevitz, 11th starting Gene Knaub, and Bryan Bernheisel.

Steve Campbell, Tony Adams, Donnie Schick, Dave Stamm, and Meade Hahn were the top ten finishers.

Late Model heat races were won by Kenny Trevitz and Steve Campbell.

Kurt Wray broke away from a six car, race long battle for the second spot. Wray went unchallenged for much of the A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock feature. Curtis Lawton held second for a majority of the race before Dustin Snook snuck by. Snook started in 16th.

Tommy Slanker moved into third when Curtis Lawton and Shaun Lawton both made contact with the outside wall on the final laps of the race. AJ Hoffman was also able to get by for fourth.

After post race inspection was complete Wray's car was deemed illegal and Snook was awarded the victory. It was his first in the Pro Stock class.

Slanker was second followed by Hoffman, Shaun Lawton, and Curtis Lawton. Peanut Heintzelman finished in sixth. Seventh through tenth spots went too Bill Conrad, John Troxell, Wayne Shaffer, and Jake Buck.

Pro Stock heat winners were Shaun Lawton and Kyle Bachman.

Bob Bussey led the whole race for the Roadrunners on Saturday night on his way to his third win of the season. Bussey held off point leader Will Brunson just past half way. Bussey's win came over Ken Scheffler, Smith Cope, Tom Underwood, and Kyle Kissinger.

Will Brunson and Keith Bissinger took checkered flags in Roadrunner heats.

Next Saturday night the 360 Sprints will be joined by the Pro Stocks, Roadrunners, and the Moonshine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series for the Super Late Models. It is also Sunbury Eagle Club night. Racing begins at 7:30.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY : 15 July 2017
360 Sprint Cars – 22 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) M1 Mark Smith  2) 1W Eric Tomecek  3) 28F Davie Franek  4) 35 Chad Layton  5) 56 Nate Snyder  6) 16 Kevin Nouse  7) 76 Larry Kelleher  8) 13 Ryan Higgins  9) 22M Nyle Berkes  10) 66 Ryan Kissinger  11) C4 Jim Shuster  12) 49S Mallie Shuster  13) 22 Troy Betts  14)669 Brandon McGough  15) 80M Dan Richcreek  16) 29S Derek Steward  17) 47 Adam Carberry  18) 99K Cody Keller  19) 2T Michael Thomas  20) 73B Brett Michalski  21) 29 Jason Shultz  22) 77 Derek Locke
Heat Winners:  Brett Michalski, Adam Carberry, Eric Tomecek

Late Models – 16 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 9 Hayes Mattern  2) 2J Jeff Rine  3) 61 Ken Trevitz  4) 1 Gene Knaub  5) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  6) 2 Steve Campbell  7) 88 Tony Adams 8) 6 Donnie Schick  9) 10 Dave Stamm  10) 7M Meade Hahn  11) 15 Luke Hoffner  12) 63 Nathan Long  13) 57 Jon Rohacevich  14) 77 Dick Houtz   15) 24 Jim Yoder  16) 0 Coleby Frye
Heat Winners:  Kenny Trevitz, Steve Campbell

Pro Stocks – 17 Entries                                   
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 15 Dustin Snook  2) 40 Tommy Slanker  3) 6C AJ Hoffman  4) 92 Shaun Lawton  5) 33 Curtis Lawton  6) 99 Peanut Heintzelman  7) 14C Bill Conrad  8) 55T John Troxell  9) 86 Wayne Shaffer  10) 11B Jake Buck  11) 85 Terry Lauver  12) 28 Dan Condo  13) 40G Nick Gentile  14) 8M Brandon Moserr  15) 99B Kyle Bachman  16) 71 Kurt Wray  17) 55 Lori Croop
Heat Winners:  Shaun Lawton, Kyle Bachman

Roadrunners – 13 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 76 Bob Bussey  2) 32 Ken Schreffler  3) 1 Smith Cope  4) 12 Tom Underrwood  5) 7 Kyle Kissinger  6) 8B Will Brunson  7) 11 Keith Bissinger  8) 2B Brian Mabus  9) 31B Brandon Shultz  10) 3 Tommy Brunson  11) 22 Ricky Buss  12) 201 Brian Johnson  13) 41D Dennis Conrad
Heat Winners:  Will Brunson, Keith Bissinger

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Dirt Track Legends Dewease And Stuhler Take Port Royal Mains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/9/17

Port Royal – A couple of dirt track racing legends scored the 410 sprint and super late model mains at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, with Lance Dewease taking the sprint main and Gary Stuhler scoring the late model feature.

Impressively in the sprint car main, the top five finishers of Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe, Dylan Cisney and Blane Heimbach started ninth, eighth, 10th, 11th and 19th, respectively.  

In the 25-lap Dave Kepner Tribute for econo late models, Eric Irvin proved victorious over a banner field of econos.

And in the xtreme stocks Bill Powell won his third race of the year.

Polesitter Anthony Fiore led the first lap of the 25-lap sprint car main before second starter Tyler Walker took over on the second tour with Kody Lehman in third and Dewease already up to fourth after a mile of racing.

Dewease motored into third with five away while Lehman too advanced to be up to second.  

Lehman caught Walker for the lead on the sixth tour and took a stab at control only to see Walker’s momentum carry him back into the lead as Dewease took advantage and then relegated Lehman to third.

And then in the blink of an eye Dewease threw his No. 69K to the inside of Walker in the first and second turns to simply jet away with the lead on the backstretch.

The pace was slowed after the seventh lap was completed when Steve Buckwalter stopped on the frontchute and Dewease was back up to speed on the restart, motoring out to a 5.4 second lead by the halfway point.

Another restart just after halfway found Greg Hodnett up to second with a clear shot at Dewease but to no avail.

Dewease pulled away over the ensuing laps and had a 1.9 second lead with 10 laps to go.

With five laps to go Dewease was again into the backmarkers, with a 2.3 second lead but during those final laps the leader would start “hanging” in the corners, allowing Hodnett to dramatically slice into his advantage.

Hodnett would indeed run down Dewease for the win but time ran out with Dewease taking his fourth win of the year at the track and 104th of his career by .537 seconds at the finish.

Lucas Wolfe got around Dylan Cisney for third in the final two laps with Cisney ending up fourth and a passing clinic by Blane Heimbach placing him fifth at the finish.

Sixth through 10th went to Walker, Carl Bowser, Brock Zearfoss, Lehman and TJ Stutts.

Heats went to Fiore, Buckwalter and Zearfoss with Heimbach taking the consolation race.

Stuhler started on the pole of the 22-lap super late model main and wired the field for the victory that surprisingly was just the second of the veteran’s career.

Matt Parks chased Stuhler early and by the time that Stuhler entered lapped traffic on the eighth tour he had amassed a 4.11 second lead.

A caution flag bunched the field with 12 laps to go, finding Andy Haus up to second after starting sixth in the field.

Stuhler pulled away on the restart as he did no another with four laps to go but a final restart with two laps to go found Haus sticking with the leader and getting his nose to Stuhlers inside as the pair headed to the white flag.

But Stuhler proved too stout for Haus, taking the win by 1.306 seconds with Tim Smith Jr. finishing third followed by Mike Lupfer and Rance Garlock.

Sixth through 10th went to Nick Dickson, Matt Parks, Dylan Yoder, Jason Schmidt and Chris Casner.

Heats went to Dickson, Scott Flickinger and Haus.

Feature Finishes

7/8/17

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Dylan Cisney, 5. Blane Heimbach, 6. Tyler Walker, 7. Carl Bowser, 8. Brock Zearfoss, 9. Kody Lehman, 10. TJ Stutts, 11. Mike Wagner, 12. Kyle Reinhardt, 13. Coleman Gulick, 14. Anthony Fiore, 15. Logan Wagner, 16. Cale Grubb, 17. AJ Flick, 18. Curt Stroup, 19. Jared Esh, 20. Daryl Stimeling, 21. Joey Hershey, 22. Jimmy Seger, 23. Steve Buckwalter, 24. Tyler Bear
 
Super late models, 22 laps: 1. Gary Stuhler, 2. Andy Haus, 3. Tim Smith Jr., 4. Mike Lupfer, 5. Rance Garlock, 6. Nick Dickson, 7. Matt Parks, 8. Dylan Yoder, 9. Jason Schmidt, 10. Chris Casner, 11. Tim Wilson, 12. Dave Brouse JR., 13. Trent Brenneman, 14. Rick Singleton, 15. Jerry Bard, 16. Chad Myers, 17. Austin Berry, 18. Scott Flickinger, 19. Jeff Miller, 20. Jeff Johnson, 21. Cody Robbins, 22. Kody Lyter

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FORSYTHE PILOTS WISNER FAMILY #2W TO FOURTH CAREER WIN IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS;

Criswell cruises to super sportsman win; Chaney wins second straight in Central PA Legends

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – July 15, 2017 – York’s Glenndon Forsythe added his name to the 2017 Lincoln winner’s list by claiming the John Gleim Excavating 25-lap feature for 410 sprint cars on Saturday night. Handicapping placed Forsythe on the outside of Dwayne Gutshall on the front row for the start. He grabbed the lead entering the first turn and led every lap.

“Obviously, starting spot means a lot, but this is a brand new chassis tonight,” said Forsythe upon exiting the Wisner family Dynatech Controls/Livingston Lawn Care #2W in victory lane, “We struggled and struggled with the other one. Art’s not with us anymore, but we’re still using his set-ups. We appreciate everything he’s done for us. I want to dedicate this one to my buddy Jimmy Walker. We weren’t able to get it done in his car, but this one’s for you, buddy.”

Though he led the entire way, lapped traffic and handicapped cars coming up through the field closed the gap over the final laps. A lead of 5.63 seconds on lap 10 was cut to 2.06 seconds at the end. Steve Owings ran second the entire way.

“I knew we were setting a pretty good pace. I hooked the wall going into one the one lap, and struggled getting around the 69 car. Tim Glatfelter was getting around good, and I knew those other guys were going pretty good. Our pace was good, and I didn’t want to get too crazy and out of shape unless I saw somebody. I just needed to get back to the top and roll around there.”

Eleventh-starting Brian Montieth finished third after a lengthy battle with Cory Haas and Danny Dietrich over the second half of the race. Those three swapped spots several times, with Dietrich crossing fourth and Haas settling for fifth.

Sixth through tenth were Freddie Rahmer, Jim Siegel, Chase Dietz, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Gutshall.

Heats for the 24 “410” Sprinters were won by Dietz, McIntyre, and Forsythe.

Martinsville, West Virginia’s Chad Criswell raced to his third career Lincoln win in the 25-lap super sportsman feature. Criswell started fifth and got around Rich Eichelberger on lap three. He caught polesitter and race-long leader Frankie Herr for the lead on lap 11 and dominated the rest of the way, crossing 2.94 seconds ahead of Mike Enders, who got by Herr on lap 18.

Herr, Kenny Edkin, and Paul Miller completed the top five.

Heats for the 18 Super Sportsman were won by Russ Mitten and Criswell.

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps): 1. Glenndon Forsythe; 2. Steve Owings; 3. Brian Montieth; 4. Danny Dietrich; 5. Cory Haas; 6. Freddie Rahmer; 7. Jim Siegel; 8. Chase Dietz; 9. Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 10. Dwayne Gutshall; 11. Alan Krimes; 12. Matt Campbell; 13. Anthony Macri; 14. Billy Dietrich; 15. Brandon Rahmer; 16. Adrian Shaffer; 17. Kyle Moody; 18. Tim Glatfelter; 19. Cole Young; 20. Randy Baughman; 21. Todd Zinn (DNF); 22. Chad Trout (DNF); 23. Robbie Kendall (DNF); 24. Scott Fisher (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Glenndon Forsythe (1-25)
 
Super Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Chad Criswell; 2. Mike Enders; 3. Frankie Herr; 4. Kenny Edkin; 5. Paul Miller; 6. Rich Eichelberger; 7. Jay Fannasy; 8. Russ Mitten; 9. Scott Dellinger; 10. Steve Wilbur; 11. Chad Smith; 12. Nate Young; 13. Tyler Wolford; 14. Gary Johnston; 15. Johnny Edkins; 16. Gregg Foster (DNF); 17. Davey Walsh (DNF); DNS – Matt Ondek. Time – 7:23.09

Lap Leaders – Frankie Herr (1-10), Chad Criswell (11-25)

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WILLIAMS GROVE & SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAYS GEAR UP FOR KEYSTONE 360 SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND JULY 28-29-30

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Williams Grove and Selinsgrove Speedways are gearing up for the Keystone 360 Sprint Car Nationals Weekend Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30.

More than $50,000 in prize money has been posted for the three-race weekend plus an additional $10,000 bonus sponsored by Lelands.com if one driver can sweep all three series events.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg will host the kickoff event Friday, July 28, featuring the 360 sprint cars in the 25-lap Lelands.com Nationals paying $3,000 to win and $250 to start. The race will be a United Racing Club sanctioned event. The 410 sprint cars will also be highlighted on the open wheel doubleheader.

Selinsgrove Speedway, located about 50 miles north of Williams Grove in Selinsgrove, will present two nights of racing Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, to cap off the historic weekend for 360 sprint cars.

Saturday night’s Mach 1 Chassis preliminary event will showcase the 360 sprint cars in a 25-lap race paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start. Joining the sprint cars on Saturday night’s racing card will be the super late models and pro stocks.

Selinsgrove returns the next night, Sunday, July 30, with the 17th annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open paying $6,000 to win and $400 to start the 30-lap finale.  The 305 sprint cars and econo late models will round out the three-division show Sunday evening.

360 sprint car rules for the major sanctioning groups (URC, ESS, Patriot & ASCS) will be permitted for the Selinsgrove Speedway events.

Selinsgrove Speedway can be contacted by calling 570.374.2266 or visiting selinsgrovespeedway.com.

The United Racing Club’s official website is urcsprintcarseries.com.

2017 KEYSTONE 360 SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND JULY 28-29-30:

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY
Friday, July 28, 25-Lap Lelands.com Nationals: 1) $3,000 2) 1,500 3) 1,200 4) $1,100 5) $1,000 6) $700 7) $575 8) $525 9) $515 10) $500 11) $420 12) $410 13) $360 14) $330 15) $300 16) $300 17) $300 18-24) $250
ALSO RACING: 410 Sprint Cars

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Saturday, July 29, 25-Lap Mach 1 Chassis Preliminary: 1) $3,000 2) $1,500 3) $1,200 4) $1,100 5) $1,000 6) $700 7) $575 8) $550 9) $525 10) $500 11) $420 12) $410 13) $375 14) $350 15) $325 16-24) $300
ALSO RACING: Super Late Models & Pro Stocks

Sunday, July 30, 30-Lap Mach 1 Chassis National Open: 1) $6,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,400 4) $1,200 5) $1,100 6) $900 7) $800 8) $700 9) $650 10) $600 11) $500 12) $475 13) $450 14) $425 15-24) $400

ALSO RACING: 305 Sprint Cars & Econo Late Models

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MITTEN GETS BIRTHDAY WIN IN SUPER SPORTSMAN

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…7/8/17
After a tough early season, defending track champion Russ Mitten appears to be headed in the right direction.

The Newville, PA veteran gave himself a great Birthday gift Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway as he raced to his second win of the season in the 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature.

The win was his sixth straight top five finish at the York Haven oval as he now has climbed into third spot in the season long point battle.

Front row starter Steve Fannasy grabbed the early lead and led through lap 10 when Mitten, who started eighth made the race winning pass to be scored the leader with eleven laps complete.

The race was marred by four red flags-lap one for Lanny Hake, lap four for Greg Foster, lap 14 for Troy Hockenberry and a fire on lap 21 for Doug Dodson. There were no driver injuries.

Mitten was able to keep his Newville Electrical Services, RPM Chassis No. 77 out front after taking the lead and was able to keep Scott Dellinger at bay following the final restart.

Fannasy held on for third place over Devin Beidel and current track point leader and 18th starter Kenny Edkin coming home fifth.

Sixth through 10th were 17th starter Jay Fannasy, 23rd starter and Hard Charger Mike Enders, Chris Meleason, Timmie Barrick and Tom Wyckoff.

Heats for the 30 Super Sportsman were won by Frankie Herr (who scratched from the feature), Wyckoff and Hake. Edkin won the consolation.

Red Land High School student Kyle Craker scored an impressive first career win in the 20-lap Freedmont® Mortgage Lending PASS/IMCA Sprint car feature.

After Drew Ritchey led lap one and stopped on the track to bring out a caution, Craker stormed from his fifth starting spot to take the lead with two laps complete and drove off from the field to post the win in just his eighth start in the 305 Sprint car at the young age of 16.

Ken Duke, Jr. was second trailed by Kyle Ganoe, 15th starter and Hard Charger Zach Newlin and Stephanie Dodson with Darren Miller, Billy Ney, Kyle Smith, Jay Krout and Jaremi Hanson the top ten finishers.

Erin Statler, Tyler Reeser and Ganoe won heats for the 30 305 Sprints.

SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY
RACE RESULTS 7/8/17

SUPER SPORTSMAN (25 Laps):
1) 77 Russ Mitten, 2) 30 Scott Dellinger, 3) 11 Steve Fannasy, 4) 19 Devin Beidel, 5) 75 Kenny Edkin, 6) 222 Jay Fannasy, 7) 3B Mike Enders, 8) 318 Chris Meleason, 9) 7 Timmie Barrick, 10) 77w Tom Wyckoff, 11) 58 Paul Miller, 12) 99 Chad Smith, 13) 1A Chase Gutshall, 14) 5D Luke Deatrick, 15) 23 Justin Foster, 16) 54 Doug Dodson, 17) 83 Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 18) 27 Troy Hockenberry, 19) 2m Matt Ondek, 20) 32w Garrett Williamson, 21) 32 Gregg Foster, 22) 91 Lanny Hake, 23) 44 Russ Lebo.

Did Not Start: 70D Frankie Herr, 14 Nate Young.
Did Not Qualify: 18 Dave Conrad, 8 Rich Eichelberger, 39 Joe Orsulak, 20w Davey Walsh, 17J Tony Jackson.

PASS/ IMCA SPRINTS (20 Laps):
1) 14 Kyle Craker, 2) 67 Ken Duke, Jr., 3) 0 Kyle Ganoe, 4) 11z Zach Newlin, 5) 20 Stephanie Dodson, 6) 9c Darren Miller, 7) 83 Billy Ney, 8) 17 Kyle Smith, 9) 50 Jay Krout, 10) 36 Jaremi Hanson, 11) 44x Dave Brown, 12) 18 Ian Detweiler, 13) 5T Tyler Reeser, 14) 99 Cale Reigle, 15) 8 Nick Sweigart, 16) 41z Jared Zionkowski, 17) 51 Dave Graber, 18) 91J John Fiore, 19) 2 Erin Statler, 20) 44K Kirsten Hess, 21) 8D Scott Ellerman, 22) 5 John Walp, 23) 880 Drew Ritchey.

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OWINGS CELEBRATES 50TH BIRTHDAY WITH FOURTH TRAIL-WAY WIN OF THE YEAR

HANOVER, PA (6/30/2017) – “They certainly didn’t make it easy.  I guess they don’t care it’s my 50th!”

So said Steve Owings after giving himself a 50th birthday present in Friday night’s 358 sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway.

Owings started third, dropped to fourth behind fourth-starting Isaac Sneeringer on the first lap, and was running there when polesitter Wyatt Hinkle and sixth-starting David Holbrook made contact and brought out the caution flag on turn two of lap two.  Holbrook never stopped, but the yellow flag turned into a red when Hinkle complained of pain between his shoulders.  He was treated at the track by emergency personnel and released.

Owings drove back around Sneeringer for second on the restart, and drove under outside front row starter and race-long leader Cody Fletcher for the top spot on turn four of lap ten.  From there, he dominated the rest of the way, crossing 1.75 seconds ahead of Sneeringer, who took second from Fletcher on lap 12.  

Fletcher, Holbrook, and Joe Trone, Jr. completed the top five.

“Hopefully, we’re making these guys faster,” said Owings, “It sure helps me getting this seat time.”

“This is a great racing surface,” continued Owings, “Some of those guys from Lincoln ought to come here.”

Qualifiers for the ten sprint cars were won by Mike Bittinger and Owings.  Bittinger jumped from his car and rolled onto the ground after experiencing a fire in his race car during a 16th-lap caution.  He was uninjured.

358 SPRINT CARS FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. Steve Owings, 2. Isaac Sneeringer, 3. Cody Fletcher, 4. David Holbrook, 5. Joe Trone Jr., 6. Steven Kisamore, 7. Brody Treaster, 8. Chris Priar, 9. Mike Bittinger, DNF, `10. Wyatt Hinkle, DNF..

Lap Leaders: Cody Fletcher (1-9), Steve Owings 10-25)

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY HOSTS PA SPEEDWEEK FINALE OPPERMAN-BOGAR MEMORIAL FOR 410 SPRINT CARS THIS SUNDAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will host the PA Speedweek Finale for 410 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 9, honoring the memory of the late driver-car owner duo of Jan Opperman and Dick Bogar. The 30-lap 410 sprint car feature will pay $5,000 to win and $400 to start. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The 305 sprint cars and pro stocks will compete in 20-lap and 15-lap main events, respectively, to round out the three-division racing card this Sunday.

Since 2005, the Opperman Memorial has been run in conjunction with the PA Speedweek Series for 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove. The inaugural Opperman Memorial was won by Todd Hestor of Middleburg in 2002. Last year’s race and the PA Speedweek championship went to Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg.

Selinsgrove Speedway is where Opperman won the most races—19 in a sprint car—and where he clinched his only track championship in 1973. In 1974 and 1976 he qualified for the Indianapolis 500 and then returned to Pennsylvania to race sprint cars. He suffered a career-ending injury in a URC-sanctioned sprint car race in 1981 at the Jennerstown Speedway. Opperman died in 1997 at the age of 58.

Bogar is credited with recruiting Opperman to turn the wheel on what would be become one of the most famous sprint cars in the history of the sport – the Bogar No. 99.  The Bogar family name has a long heritage with the historic Snyder County half-mile oval. It was the Bogar Lumber Company that supplied the lumber to build the track’s original covered grandstand that is still in use today. Bogar passed away in 2014 at the age of 86.

In June, Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg won the Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars at the track. The 410 sprint cars are also slated to compete at Selinsgrove in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Jim Nace Memorial 35th National Open Sept. 16.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park will present a program of go kart racing including a $200-to-win pro series race for the adult cage animal class at 7 p.m. this Friday, July 7. 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 also be reached at 570.374.2266.

Purse for 2017 PA Speedweek/Opperman-Bogar Memorial for 410 Sprint Cars (July 9): 1) $5,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,700 4) $1,500 5) $1,400 6) $1,300 7) $1,200 8) $1,100 9) $1,050 10) $1,000 11) $900 12) $750 13) $600 14) $500 15) $450 16) $425 17-24) $400

Admission for Sunday, July 9, 2017: Adults: $20; Students (12-17): $10; Kids 11 & Under: Free; Pit Passes: $30

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Williams Grove Speedway
June 30
410 Sprints
1. Freddie Rahmer*** 2460
2. Danny Dietrich* 2070
3. Brian Montieth 2040
4. Greg Hodnett* 1980
5. Lance Dewease** 1840
6. T.J Stutts 1815
7. Lucas Wolfe* 1770
8. Alan Krimes 1455
9. Anthony Macri 1360
10. Cory Haas 1350
358 Sprints
1. Adrian Shaffer* 780
2. Kevin Nouse* 760
3. Brie Hershey 690
4. Jared Esh 650
5. Eric Parker 640
6. Troy Wagaman Jr.* 630
7. Phil Walter 615
8. Matt Findley 560
9. Chris Frank 550
10. Doug Hammaker 510

* denotes wins

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

Prestigious event is biggest race of sprint car speedweek series, 358 late models also race

7/2/17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway will host the largest event of the 27th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek series this Friday, July 7 at 8 pm when it hosts the 29th annual Mitch Smith Memorial for sprint cars, paying a lucrative $10,000 to win out of a purse worth nearly $35,000.

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

The entire 2017 speedweek series is sponsored by Always Racing Ministries, a pastoral organization that ministers to the motorsports community during times of trauma and also in spiritual need.  

A special holiday fireworks display is also slated during this Friday’s program along with racing action for 358 limited late models.

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

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

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

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

They just simply didn’t get beat.

Except by Mitch Smith in Central Pa in 1971.

The USAC’ers were furious.

The PA drivers and fans were famous.

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

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

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

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

Danny Dietrich is the defending Smith Memorial champion after taking his second career checkers in the race last season.

Friday’s event will again be part of the 2017 Hoosier Diamond Series at the oval.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on the night will be donated to Always Racing Ministries.

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

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

July 14 offers a World of Outlaws tune-up event for the 410 sprints along with the 358 sprint cars in action.

The K1 RaceGear Summer Series event for 358 sprints that was rained out on June 23 has been rescheduled for the July 14 racing program.

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KENNY EDKIN DOMINATES FIRECRACKER 40

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…7/1/17
Kenny Edkin’s dream season continued Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway as he dominated the Credit Connection Auto Sales Dellinger Auto Body Firecracker 40 presented by Sutliff Chevrolet for Super Sportsman.

Edkin’s win was his division-leading third of the season, backing up his first career win back in April and last month’s Bud Bricker Nationals win.

The Marysville driver dominated the Firecracker 40, winning the dash to earn the pole starting spot and racing off from the field throughout the distance.

Despite a red flag on lap 22, Edkin went unchallenged to the win, taking the checkered flag 5.534 seconds ahead of runner-up Steve Fannasy.

The win was worth $2,000 to Edkin and also strengthened his track point lead aboard his Edkins Towing, Marysville Motorcars, Carlisle Auto Salvage, King Spin Pizza, Rich Valley Black Walnuts No. 75.

Fifteenth starter Scott Dellinger finished third trailed by Devin Beidel and 18th starter Russ Mitten with Chase Gutshall, Frankie Herr, Jay Fannasy, 23rd starter and ArtWerks Hard Charger Rich Eichelberger and Paul Miller completing the top ten finishers.

Gregg Foster paced the 30-car field in time trials with a lap of 17.506 while heats were won by Gutshall, Beidel and Edkin. Chris Meleason was the Consolation and Edkin was the Dash winner.

Dover’s JR Rodriguez took the lead from Cameron Benyou on lap six and drove to his first win of the year in the 25-lap Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Model feature.

Rodriguez pulled away from the field about his Superior Homes No. 97 to become the sixth different late model winner this season. He took the win over  Sean Merkel, Benyou, Sam Rial and last week’s winner Matt Murphy.

Rounding out the top ten were Ben Whitaker, DJ Groft, John Moser, Terry Gingerich and Justin Ehrhart.

Heats for the 13 car field went to Benyou and Rodriguez.

Ryan Smith kept the streak alive in the super competitive Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks as he became the ninth winner in nine events this season.

SUPER SPORTSMAN
Dellingers Auto Body Firecracker 40 presented by Sutliff Chevrolet (40 Laps):
1) 75 Kenny Edkin, 2) 11 Steve Fannasy, 3) 30 Scott Dellinger, 4) 19 Devin Beidel, 5) 77 Russ Mitten, 6) 1A Chase Gutshall, 7) 70D Frankie Herr, 8) 222 Jay Fannasy, 9) 8 Rich Eichelberger, 10) 58 Paul Miller, 11) 84 Chad Criswell, 12) 99 Chad Smith, 13) 14 Nate Young, 14) 2M Matt Ondek, 15) 27 Troy Hockenberry, 16) 32 Gregg Foster, 17) 7 Timmie Barrick, 18) 54 Doug Dodson, 19) 17J Tony Jackson, 20) 23 Justin Foster, 21) 318 Chris Meleason, 22) 3B Mike Enders, 23) 56 Jake Miller, 24) 20w Davey Walsh,

358 LATE MODELS (25 laps): 1) 97 JR Rodriquez, 2) 118 Sean Merkel, 3) 3B Cameron Benyou, 4) 55 Sam Rial, 5) 21M Matt Murphy, 6) 13x Ben Whitaker, 7) 8 DJ Groft, 8) 4 John Moser, 9) 54 Terry Gingerich, 10) 69 Justin Ehrhart, 11) 5 Jake Moser, 12) 74 Randy Christine, Jr.
 

Super Sportsman:
July 1
1. Kenny Edkin*** 1145
2. Paul Miller* 1085
3. Scott Dellinger* 1060
4. Mike Enders 995
5. Russ Mitten* 990
6. Doug Dodson 955
7. Gregg Foster* 885
8. Jay Fannasy 860
9. Tony Jackson 780
10. Scott Geesey* 700

* denotes wins

RYAN SMITH RACES FOR THUNDER SERIES PA SPEEDWEEK REDEMPTION, TUESDAY, JULY 4 AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 1, 2017) – There are no handouts in Sprint Car Racing, everything is earned and even more so fought for, especially on “The Hill” of Grandview Speedway where anything can happen.

But, if one driver is owed anything from the one-third-mile Grandview Speedway high banks, that driver is Kunkletown, PA’s Ryan Smith.

Smith gets his opportunity for redemption this Tuesday, July 4 when NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series brings the 410 Sprint Cars and 358 Modifieds to Grandview Speedway as part of the 27th Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek event presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

After three seasons of consistent top-10 finishes, Smith found himself charging to the lead of the 2016 Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek race at the Bechtelsville oval.  Gaining a solid lead over 9-time Grandview winner, Greg Hodnett – Smith wove in and out of lapped traffic presumably on his way to his first Thunder on the Hill victory.  But it was contact with a lapped car that sent Smith spinning to the infield.

“I’ve never been aggressive enough,” Smith said recounting the incident.  “It’s just one of those racing deals -- obviously with it behind me there are things I would’ve done differently.”

Smith rebounded at the Grandview’s July ‘Thunder Cup’ event.  It was déjà vu with Smith leading a pack of the strongest Sprint Car drivers in the nation – hitting lapped traffic by the fourth circuit and holding the lead, despite heavy competition.  The red flag flew and cars came to a stop – under red, a radiator hose split on the Warko No. 94 draining all of the water out of the powerful 410 cubic inch engine and ending his night.

“The radiator hose was another bad deal.  We know we can be fast at Grandview.  We just really need to put it all together.  This year, we’re coming out of the box fast.”

Smith comes to Grandview with The Warko Group No. 94, the same machine that led both of those previous Thunder on the Hill races and is hoping to really entertain his hometown crowd.

“Running these 410 Sprint Cars, Grandview is one of the closest places we race,” Smith says.  “Grandview is 20 minutes from where I live now, so I’m excited because all of my friends and family are going to be there on Tuesday.”

Smith is easily a favorite heading into Tuesday’s 35-Lap, $5,000 to win event, but the field is filled with potentially the most challenging combination of drivers ever.  Previous Grandview winners like Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich, and Tyler Walker all know the fast way around the Berks County dirt track and top-notch invading drivers like Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne, and Rico Abreu are searching for their first Grandview win.

Smith is no slouch though, sitting second in Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions Point Standings – and hungry for his first 410 Sprint Car win of the 2017 season.

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Williams Grove Speedway Kicks Off 27th PA Speedweek Series June 30

6/25/17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will kickoff the 27th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for 410 sprint cars coming up on Friday, June 30 at 8 pm.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will compete in time trials, heats and a 25-lap speedweek feature paying $5,000 to win before the series swings back to Williams Grove one week later, on July 7 for the annual Mitch Smith Memorial.

Also racing at Williams Grove on June 24 will be the 358 sprint cars.  Adult general admission for the show is $17 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove Speedway.

The June 30 speedweek lidlifter will also be another leg in the 2017 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the track. The speedweek opener at Williams Grove was lost to rain last season.

The prestigious Mitch Smith Memorial for sprint cars will be the highlight of PA Speedweek when it is spun off at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 7.

The biggest show of the series again in 2017, the Mitch Smith Memorial pays $10,000 to win a 30-lap feature, offering a total purse worth nearly $37,000.

July 14 offers a World of Outlaws tune-up event for the 410 sprints along with the 358 sprint cars in action.

The K1 RaceGear Summer Series event for 358 sprints that was rained out on June 23 has been rescheduled for the July 14 racing program.

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GREGG FOSTERS DOMINATES FOR SPORTSMAN FIRST

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…6/24/17

Gregg Foster held back all challenges to capture his first win of the year in Saturday night’s 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature at Susquehanna Speedway.

Aboard his American Legion Department of Pennsylvania No. 32, the Harrisburg, PA racer powered from his fourth starting spot into the lead on the first lap and never looked back in becoming the sixth different winner in seven events this season.

Foster held on through all 25 laps but a late race red flag with 19 laps complete put two-time winner Kenny Edkin on his bumper.

Foster kept Edkin at bay to take the win with Edkin, ninth starting Russ Mitten, 14th starter and Hard Charger Mike Enders and Jay Fannasy making up the top five finishers.

Completing the top ten finishers were Frankie Herr, 15th starter Tony Jackson, Paul Miller, Devin Beidel and Doug Dodson.

Paul Miller, Herr and Jake Miller were heat race winners for the 29-car field while Dodson took the consolation win.

Matt Murphy outran defending track champion Randy Christine, Jr. to score his first career Susquehanna Speedway feature win in the 25-lap 358 Late Model feature.

Murphy started on the pole and led all 25 laps but had to keep Christine at bay during seven caution periods, including one with less than ten laps remaining in the event.

Following the Fallston, MD driver under the checkered flag were Christine,  JR Rodriquez, Ben Whitaker and 12th starting Sean Merkel with Daulton Bigler, Joe Lusk, Hard Charger Tim Murphy up from 18th, Justin Ehrhart and Sonny Norris.

Sam Gallagher and Rodriquez were heat winners for the 20 late models.

SUPER SPORTSMAN (25 Laps): 1) 32 Gregg Foster 2) 75 Kenny Edkin 3) 77 Russ Mitten 4) 3B Mike Enders 5) 222 Jay Fannasy 6) 70D Frankie Herr 7) 17J Tony Jackson 8) 58 Paul Miller 9) 19 Devin Beidel 10) 54 Doug Dodson 11) 8 Rich Eichelberger 12) 83 Bruce Buckwalter Jr. 13) 1A Chase Gutshall 14) 27 Troy Hockenberry 15) 56 Jake Miller 16) 44 Russ Lebo 17) 14 Nate Young 18) 41 Scott Geesey 19) 23 Justin Foster 20) 99 Chad Smith 21) 30 Scott Dellinger 22) 5D Luke Deatrick 23) 2M Matt Ondek 24) 20w Davey Walsh

358 LATE MODELS (25 Laps): 1) 21M Matt Murphy 2) 74 Randy Christine Jr. 3) 97 JR Rodriquez 4) 13x Ben Whitaker 5) 118 Sean Merkel 6) 3 Daulton Bigler 7) 20L Joe Lusk 8) 1T Tim Murphy 9) 69 Justin Ehrhart 10) 89 Sonny Norris 11) 62 Devin Fry 12) 54 Terry Gingerich 13) 19D Chris Wojnar 14) u10 Sam Gallagher 15) 22 Chase Billet 16) 3B Cameron Benyou 17) 55 Sam Rial 18) 177 Brian Shuey 19) 2 Dan Zechman. Did Not Start: 5 Charles Potts

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FRANEK STORMS FROM 12th STARTING POSITION TO WIN THIRD 360 SPRINT RACE;
ADAMS, HOFFMAN & JOHNSON ALL SCORE FIRST STOCK CAR WINS OF SEASON

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –  The 360 Sprint cars had one week left to prepare before the big Firecracker 30 race at Selinsgrove Speedway coming up on July 1. Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., proved he is more than ready. Franek charged from his 12th starting spot to pass race leader Eric Tomecek on lap 19 and go onto his third win of the season in the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car main event.  

Tomecek passed race-long leader Ryan Kissinger on lap 11 after a restart. Once out front Tomecek led until a lap 15 caution flag which gave Franek the opportunity to be on the race leader’s rear bumper for the restart. Ryan Kissinger continued to struggle as Jason Shultz went past while in a battle with Justin Whittall. Whittall also completed the pass and then Derek Locke went by to fifth from his 14th starting spot.

As Franek crossed the line he was chased by Tomecek, Shultz, Whittall, and Locke. Franek mentioned in victory lane that the yellow flags fell his way during the event allowing him to come from his 12th starting spot. He also said he was better in traffic than he was once he was out front which also helped his cause.

Kissinger, Nate Snyder, Larry Kelleher, Colby Womer, and Nyle Berkes completed the top ten finishers.


Justin Whittall, Eric Tomecek, and Jim Shuster won the heat races for the 360 Sprinters.

Tony Adams was the fastest car for much of the night in the Jeff’s Auto Body and Recycling Late Models. Adams started sixth and picked his way to the front to take the race lead away from Dave Zona on lap 11.

Once out front Adams looked to be a lock for his first win in five years at the speedway. A yellow flag on lap 21 changed everything. The yellow flag put Steve Campbell on his tail for the restart. Adams, who was concerned his tire might have gone away under the yellow flag was able to fend off the challenge of Campbell and pulled away to his first win since 2012.

Campbell came home second followed by Tim Wilson, Donnie Schick, and Hayes Mattern. Kenny Trevitz came across the line in sixth ahead of Nathan Long, Dave Stamm, Dave Zona, and Luke Hoffner. 

Wilson and Adams won heat races for the Super Late Models on Kids’ Night at the speedway.

The Pro Stock feature race had point imprecations the whole way through it. AJ Hoffman was in search of his first win of the season after winning five times a year ago. Hoffman is not in the top of the point battle so his main focus was a trip to victory lane.

On the other hand Shaun Lawton charged to the front of the field Saturday night hoping to better his point race counterpart Tommy Slanker. Slanker, the point leader, was caught up in an accident on lap five.

From that point on Lawton did all he could to work to the front and take a victory. Hoffman had other ideas while in a battle with Lawton, Kyle Bachman, and AJ Stroup. Hoffman and Lawton were left to settle the race for the win on the final lap.

Lawton led lap 14 of the 15 lap race. Hoffman came back and took the race lead back as the duo raced down the back stretch for the final time. In turns three and four Hoffman inched ahead and held on by just inches for the win over Lawton. Bachman, Stroup, and Dustin Snook competed the top five finishers.

Slanker recovered to run sixth, Jake Buck, Noah Jenson, John Fowler, and John Schreffler joined him in the top ten. Hoffman and Lawton were the heat race winners for the Pro Stocks.

The Roadrunners raced for the $400 payday on Saturday night. Daren Rice lead the way early in a tight battle with Keith Bissinger and Will Brunson. Bissinger lost his left front tire and that took him out of contention. On the restart, Brian Johnson made an attempt to slide in front of the leaders going into turn one and two after charging into the battle for the lead from his 15th starting spot.

Johnson made contact with Rice and Brunson took the lead. A yellow flag disregarded the pass for the lead. Rice held the lead until lap ten when Johnson made the winning pass. Johnson crossed the checkered flag ahead of Rice, Tom Brunson, Ken Schreffler, and Tom Underwood. Ricky Buss, Butch Shaffer, Will Bruson, Brandon Shultz, and Brian Mabus.

Smith Cope and Keith Bissinger won heat races for the Roadrunners.

Saturday July 1st is the Firecracker 30 at Selinsgrove Speedway. The prelude to the night’s racing will be the annual Selinsgrove Ford Market Street Race Car Parade at 4 p.m. The 360 Sprint cars will compete to be the winner of the 15th running of the Firecracker 30 paying $3,000 to win plus the Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Roadrunners.

Thanks to Todd Benner of Selinsgrove Ford there will be added purse money in each class. The winner of the Late Models will receive a $2,000. The Pro Stock ($650) and the Roadrunner ($450) winners will also receive extra money as well as the top three finishers in each class.

Saturday night was Kids’ Night at the speedway. A big thank you to all the fans that came out to take part in the events and also to the drivers and business’s that donated items for the kids.  

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 24 June 2017
360 Sprints – 21 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 28F Davie Franek  2) 1W Eric Tomecek  3) 29 Jason Shultz  4) 67 Justin Whittall  5) 77 Derek Locke  6) 66 Ryan Kissinger  7) 56 Nate Snyder  8) 76 Larry Kelleher  9) 3Z Colby Womer  10) 22M Nyle Berkes  11) 10 Joe Kata  12) C4 Jim Shuster  13) 22T Dave Thrush  14) 2T Michael Thomas  15) M1 Mark Smith  16) 22 Troy Betts  17) 33 Michael Walter  18) 99K Cody Keller  19) 49S Mallie Shuster  20)35 Chad Layton  21) 47C Adam Carberry
Heat Winners:  Justin Whittall, Eric Tomecek, Jim Shuster

Late Models – 13 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 88 Tony Adams  2) 2 Steve Campbell  3) 3 Tim Wilson  4) 6 Donnie Schick  5) 9 Hayes Mattern  6) 61 Kenny Trevitz  7) 63 Nathan Long  8) 10 Dave Stamm  9) 99Z Dave Zona  10) 15 Luke Hoffner  11) 8 Zach Kauffman  12) 7M Meade Hahn  13) 77D Dick Houtz
Heat Winners:  Tim Wilson, Tony Adams

Pro Stocks – 16 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 6C AJ Hoffman  2) 92 Shaun Lawton  3) 99B Kyle Bachman  4) 26 AJ Stroup  5) 15 Dustin Snook  6) 40 Tommy Slanker  7) 11B Jake Buck  8) 6 Noah Jensen  9) 02 John Fowler  10) 70J John Schreffler  11) 99H Peanut Heintzelman  12) 55 Lori Croop  13) 14C Bill Conrad  14) 71 Kurt Wray  15) 8M Brandon Moser  16) 40G Nick Gentile
Heat Winners:  AJ Hoffman, Shaun Lawton

Roadrunners – 16 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 201 Brian Johnson  2) 8 Daren Rice  3) 3 Tommy Brunson  4) 32 Ken Schreffler  5) 12 Tom Underwood  6) 22 Ricky Buss  7) 7 Butch Shaffer  8) 8B Will Brunson  9) 31B Brandon Shultz  10) 2B Brian Mabus  11) 11Keith Bissinger  12) 1 Smith Cope  13) 44C Cory Collier  14) 28M Miranda Minium  15) 0 Kevin Dobson  16) 41D Dennis Conrad
Heat Winners:  Smith Cope, Keith Bissinger

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Wolfe Comes Back From Rollover And 16th Starting Spot For Impressive Port Royal Sprints Victory

Jim Yoder scores super lates, Darren Miller in 305s and Powell in xtremes  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6/24/17

Port Royal – Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg came back from an opening lap rollover and a restart position of 16th to blast to his third 410 sprint car victory of the season at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking $3,200 for the win.

In the 22-lap super late model main, Jim Yoder took the win aboard a car normally run by his son Dylan Yoder.  

In the 305 sprint main Darren Miller was the winner and Bill Powell scored the xtreme stock feature to close out the night.

The opening lap of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main was marred by a third turn 11-car melee that saw Wolfe turn over to begin the incident that ended up collecting 10 more machines with some cars flipping through the corner.

The incident began when second starter Curt Stroup suddenly lost power as he traversed the backchute, sending the rest of the field scrambling to avoid him.

Wolfe turned into the first victim but others involved included TJ Stutts, Jordan Givler, Ryan Taylor, Davey Sammons, Kody Lehman, AJ Flick, Dale Blaney, Cale Grubb and Blane Heimbach.

After the lengthy red flag period for clean up, all but four cars were able to rejoin with Wolfe restarting 16th in the field.

Once the race got going, new second starter Steve Buckwalter took the lead aboard the Wilson No. 38 with new fourth starter Dylan Cisney blasting into second on the second tour.

Buckwalter was fleet at the front and Cisney was having trouble closing any distance but when Buckwalter suddenly lost power on the 10th lap, just after entering the backmarkers, Cisney inherited control with Greg Hodnett now in second.

Hodnett would jab at the lead with Cisney reclaiming the spot thanks to impressive rallies in turn two.

Using the top groove, the leaders displayed fantastic bursts of speed as they hit the mid-point of the second turn and that sent them careening onto the straightaway with the power to dart by traffic and each other with ease.

Chasing the front pair at the halfway point was Brock Zeafoss and Lance Dewease as the front four all kept a torrid and hectic pace around the oval, jetting off of the second turn.  

Dewease struck next on the 14th lap when he made a two-car low side pass to blast by Zearfoss and Hodnett to go from fourth to second.

And shortly after the lap was scored, Joey Hershey slowed to a stop on the backchute, setting up a restart with Wolfe up to fifth.

Dewease bolted low and into the lead in the first corner when action resumed with Cisney dropping off of the cushion as the pair ran onto the backstretch to pull back inside Dewease for control.

Cisney beat Dewease into the third corner to reclaim the lead but suddenly Wolfe was on the scene.

Using a lightning-fast burst of speed off of the second turn cushion to annihilate Zearfoss, Hodnett and Dewease in the blink of an eye, Wolfe crossed the line as the pacesetter with nine laps to go.

And that was the end of the story as Wolfe blistered the speedway to the finish line to record the win going away with a 2.819 second advantage over point leader Cisney.

Dewease was third followed by Hodnett and Zearfoss.

Sixth through 10th went to Mike Wagner, James McFadden, Blane Heimbach, AJ Flick and Carl Bowser.

Heats went to Heimbach, Wolfe and Blaney with Jordan Givler taking the consolation race.

Polesitter Jason Schmidt led the first lap of the super late model main before Jim Yoder got the lead, crossing the line on lap two with a .015 second advantage.

But Yoder would steadily extend that lead over the ensuing laps as seventh starter Coleby Frye raced in to second on the ninth tour.

Frye tried to close in for the win to no avail but then his race ended with two laps go to when he slowed to a stop.

Schmidt failed to challenge on the restart, settling for second by 1.003 seconds, followed by Andy Haus, Nick Dickson and Trent Brenneman.

Sixth through 10th went to Dave Brouse Jr., Mike Lupfer, Dylan Yoder, Chris Casner and Tim Smith Jr.

Heats went to Frye and Smith Jr.

Darren Miller wired the field in the 18-lap 305 sprint main for the first win of his career at Port Royal Speedway.

Jeff Miller raced into second early from the sixth starting spot and kept leader Darren Miller honest for the entire distance.

Only on the final lap however as the pair headed to the checkered flag and Darren Miller got bottled up by traffic was Jeff Miller able to challenge for the victory.

Tyler Reeser rode home third followed by Cale Reigle and Ken Duke Jr.

Heats went to Kyle Ganoe, Duke Jr. and Drew Ritchey with the consolation race going to Tyler Denochik.

Feature Finishes
6/24/17

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Dylan Cisney, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Brock Zearfoss, 6. Mike Wagner, 7. James McFadden, 8. Blane Heimbach, 9. AJ Flick, 10. Carl Bowser, 11. Dale Blaney, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Jared Esh, 14. Dustin Baney, 15. Ryan Taylor, 16. Trenton Sheaffer, 17. Kody Lehman, 18. Joey Hershey, 19. Steve Buckwalter, 20. Mike Erdley, 21. Curt Stroup, 22. Jordan Givler, 23. Davey Sammons, 24. Cale Grubb

Super late models, 22 laps: 1. Jim Yoder, 2. Jason Schmidt, 3. Andy Haus, 4. Nick Dickson, 5. Trent Brenneman, 6. Dave Brouse Jr., 7. Mike Lupfer, 8. Dylan Yoder, 9. Chris Casner, 10. Tim Smith Jr., 11. Chad Myers, 12. Scott Flickinger, 13. Rick Singleton, 14. Coleby Frye, 15. Larry Baer, 16. Jeff Johnson

305 sprints, 18 laps: 1. Darren Miller, 2. Jeff Miller, 3. Tyler Reeser, 4. Cale Reigle, 5. Ken Duke Jr., 6. Drew Ritchey, 7. Dave Guss Jr., 8. John Walp, 9. Kassidy Kreitz, 10. Kyle Ganoe, 11. Erin Statler, 12. Tom Worrick, 13. Scott Ellerman, 14. Zach Newlin, 15. Ron Aurand, 16. Reed Thompson, 17. Tyler Denochik, 18. Mike Alleman, 19. Stephanie Dodson, 20. Jay Krout, 21. Coltt Lepley, 22. Nathan Gramley, 23. Dave Grube, 24. Brian Sweitzer
 
Xtreme stocks, 15 laps: 1. Bill Powell, 2. Herm Renninger, 3. Ryan Zook, 4. Walt Peters, 5. Pete Leister, 6. Josh Bender, 7. Jimmy Kessler, 8. Corey Kepner, 9. Kevin Imes, 10. Tyler Amtower, 11. Ben Leister

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Susquehanna Speedway
6/24/17
Super Sportsman ( 25 laps):  1. Gregg Foster, 2. Kenny Edkin, 3. Russ Mitten, 4. Mike Enders, 5.  Jay Fannasy, 6. Frankie Herr, 7. Tony Jackson, 8. Paul Miller, 9. Devin Beidel, 10. Doug Dodson, 11. Rich Eichelberger, 12. Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 13. Chase Gutshall, 14. Troy Hockenberry, 15. Jake Miller, 16. Russ Lebo, 17. Nate Young, 18. Scott Geesey, 19. Justin Foster, 20. Chad Smith, 21. Scott Dellinger, 22. Luke Deatrick, 23. Matt Ondek, 24. Davey Walsh.

Lap Leaders: 32 Foster (1- 25)

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DIETRICHS FINISH ONE, TWO IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINT CAR THRILLER

Arnold first repeat winner in “358” sprints

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – June 24, 2017 – It was a big night for the Dietrich family in a thriller Saturday at Lincoln Speedway.

In the end, Danny Dietrich claimed his fifth win of the year over brother Billy and Freddie Rahmer in a three-car battle that went down to the finish.

“That was freakin’ awesome! That’s some good racing there, ain’t it?,” said Dietrich after scoring his 36th career Lincoln win, “I used the wall to not run into somebody else, so we’re glad to be standing here.”

The winner started ninth, with brother Billy starting fourth, and Freddie Rahmer starting sixth. Polesitter Tim Glatfelter grabbed the lead at the drop of the green was immediately challenged by Billy.

The red flag came out on lap five when points leader Brian Montieth spun in turns three and four, collecting Jim Siegel and Matt Campbell, who rolled onto his side. Those three were battling for seventh place at the time. That was the only break in the 25-lap event, with Billy Dietrich claiming the lead from Glatfelter on the restart.

Freddie Rahmer got by Glatfelter for second on lap eight, and Danny Dietrich moved past Glatfelter to enter the top three on lap ten. That set up a 15-lap battle for the lead through lapped traffic which saw Rahmer and Danny swap second several times. Danny officially took over the runner-up spot on lap 15, with Rahmer reclaiming second on lap 17. Danny reclaimed second on 19, and began to pressure brother Billy.

He drove around Billy with a slider on lap 22, and led the rest of the way, finishing 1.47 seconds ahead of Billy, with Freddie crossing a close third.

“I drove harder than everybody else,” said Dietrich, “My brother ran hard, too. It looked like he just went away at the end. He was so good early and took the lead from Freddie. We just caught up the last five laps. The car got free and we could run the top. I was running the bottom early on, and thought I was pretty good around there. I was hoping it was still there at the end, and it was. Once I got the lead, I moved back to the bottom and was hoping that no one could take the long way around me.”

11th-starting Kyle Moody finished fourth, and Cory Haas completed a spectacular run to come from 22nd starting spot to finish fifth. Sixth through tenth were Glatfelter, Campbell (returning from the early-race crash), Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Tyler Ross, and Chad Trout.

Heats for the 23 “410” Sprints were won by Campbell, Montieth, and Glatfelter.

Dillsburg’s Chris Arnold came from 12th starting spot to score his second win in a row and become the first repeat winner in 11 feature events in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.

Arnold was already up to fifth by the end of the fourth lap, got around both Todd Gracey and Brie Hershey to move into third on lap eight, caught Matt Findley for second on lap 11, and then took the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Jake Eldreth on lap 12. Brie Hershey and Findley got together while battling for third on lap 15, but Eldreth couldn’t catch Arnold over the final six laps, crossing one full second behind for the runner-up spot.

In a late-race charge, Chase Dietz (driving the Roger McKeehan #4R) advanced to third at the finish, with C.J. Tracy and Ashley Cappetta crossing fourth and fifth.

Heats for the 30 “358” Sprints were won by Findley, Tracy, and Gracey, with Troy Wagaman, Jr. winning the consolation.

Lincoln Speedway is back in action twice next week as PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK gets underway with Lincoln Speedway hosting a pair of SPEEDWEEK shows.

Next Saturday night, July 1st, Lincoln Speedway will host night 2 of Pennsylvania Speedweek with the 18th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial. The 410 sprinters will be going after the 30-lap $7,000 winner’s check . The Central PA Legends will round out the evening’s action. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, with time trials scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM.

Lincoln will then get back to PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK action 2 days later on Monday night, July 3rd, with night 4 of the scheduled Speedweek series. Night 4 of the series will have the 410 sprinters going after the $5,000 winner’s check. The 358 Sprinters will round out the evening’s action. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, with time trials scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM.

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 16C-Matt Campbell; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 9. 5-Tyler Ross; 10. 1X-Chad Trout; 11. 39M-Anthony Macri; 12. 21-Brian Montieth; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 14. 21T-Scott Fisher; 15. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 16. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 17. 27G-Jay Galloway; 18. 17-Cole Young; 19. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 20. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 21. 66-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 22. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 23. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-4), Billy Dietrich (5-21), Danny Dietrich (22-25)

358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 23-Chris Arnold ($1,000); 2. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 3. 4R-Chase Dietz; 4. 21-CJ Tracy; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 119-Chandler Leiby; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush; 12. 00-Chris Frank; 13. 12-Brent Shearer; 14. 7-Trey Hivner; 15. 66-Doug Hammaker; 16. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 17. 23B-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 18. 28-Matt Findley; 19. 5-Phil Walter; 20. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 21. 19G-Todd Gracey/ (DNF); 22. 21X-Kyle Abrahims (DNF); 23. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF); 24. 27S-Adrian Shaffer (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Jake Eldreth (1-11), Chris Arnold (12-20)

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SELINSGROVE FORD ADDS SPARKS TO JULY 1 FIRECRACKER RACING PROGRAM AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

MARKET STREET RACE CAR PARADE SLATED FOR 4PM

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Ford is adding sparks to the tune of $2,000 in additional purse money to the Saturday, July 1, Firecracker racing program at Selinsgrove Speedway for the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners.

Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Selinsgrove Ford also will be giving away 100+ Selinsgrove Ford Racing t-shirts and hats to fans. The racing program will be highlighted by a professional fireworks display at intermission.

The 15th running of the Firecracker 30 for 360 sprint cars will pay $3,000 to win, $1,400 for second, $1,000 for third, and $300 to start out of a $13,875 purse.

The top three positions in the stock car classes have been increased through the generosity of Mr. Todd Benner at Selinsgrove Ford. The late model main event will pay $2,000 to win, $1,050 for second, and $800 for third. Likewise, the top three positions in the pro stock main event will pay $650, $375, and $275. For the roadrunners, the bonus money will offer $450, $275, and $200, respectively.

Drivers in all four divisions will draw for starting positions July 1.

Current points leader Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., is the defending winner of the Firecracker 30. He also took the win in 2014. The 2015 race was rained out. Past winners of the Firecracker race as a 40-lap contest include the late Jim Nace of Thompsontown (2002), the late Bob Beidleman of Walnutport (2003), Dave Calaman of Carlisle (2004), Nate Snyder of Halifax (2005), and Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2006).

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

Prior to the July 1 racing program, Selinsgrove Ford will be holding its fourth annual Race Car Day on the dealership lot featuring a car display and driver autographs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The afternoon’s activities at the dealership will be capped off with the Market Street Race Car Parade through downtown Selinsgrove at 4 p.m.  

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will hold the annual Middleswarth Potato Chips Firecracker Special for go karts at 7 p.m. Friday, June 30, featuring money races for designated classes.

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

Purse for Firecracker 30 Saturday, July 1, 2017:  1) $3,000 2) $1,400 3) $1,000 4) $800 5) $700 6) $600 7) $550 8) $500 9) $450 10) $425 11) $400 12) $375 13) $350 14) $325 15-24) $300

Also Racing: Super Late Models $2,000 To Win; Pro Stocks $650 To Win; Roadrunners $450 To Win
Gates Open: 5pm Race; Time: 7:30pm

Admission for Saturday, July 1, 2017: Adults $15; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

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FIVE DOLLAR GRANDSTANDS THIS SATURDAY AT SUSQUEHANNA

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA ..6/21/17

Five Bucks! That’s it fans!

Susquehanna Speedway will present a special $5 Rock-It Pizza Grandstand Night this Saturday night with an action paced night of racing action planned on the fast red clay speedway.

Sponsored by one of the long time track sponsors Rock-It Pizza, located just a few miles from the race track, fans entering the grandstands this weekend will only need a five dollar bill and be able to take in a four division/five feature night of racing. That's just One Dollar per feature!

“We have so many fans that support the speedway all year so we wanted to reward them by offering them this $5 night in the grandstands as a way of saying thank you,” track General Manager Kolten Gouse stated.

The Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman will be back in action with point leader Scott Dellinger leading a competitive field Saturday night. Dellinger holds a 50 point lead over two-time winner Kenny Edkin entering this weekend’s races.

Defending track champion Randy Christine, Jr. will lead the Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models into action with three season wins. He currently leads Justin Ehrhart and Chase Billet, who are tied for second in points.

The Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks have not seen a repeat winner in seven events this year as Mike Potts currently sits atop of the points over Matt Adams.

Despite his six feature wins, Alex Updegraff only holds a 75 point lead over Patrick McClane in the Superior Homes Extreme Stocks. Updegraff has two chances at upping his win total this weekend with a regularly scheduled event as well as a makeup feature, that was postponed two weeks ago.

Pits open at 4:30PM with Grandstands opening at 5PM. Race time is 7PM.

No coupons or promotions will be honored for this event.

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RETURNS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 24, WITH FOUR DIVISION RACING CARD ON KIDS’ NIGHT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s lineup of special events this summer continues this Saturday, June 24, with a four division racing card featuring the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Kids’ Night.  The speedway will also welcome members of the York County Racing Club.
 
Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Regular admission prices will be in effect for the June 24 program: Adults only $12; Students (12-17) only $7; kids 11 and under FREE; pit passes $25

Fans of all ages will have the opportunity to meet several drivers and see their race cars up close in the grandstand midway as part of a pre-race autograph session. There will be activities and giveaways as part of the Kids’ Night program dedicated to the memory of life-long race fan Carol Stuck who passed away last fall.

At intermission, children ages 12 and under will have the opportunity to race their big wheels, power wheels, and bicycles down the frontstretch. Winners in each of the age groups will receive trophies.  All participants will be required to wear helmets.

The 360 sprint cars and super late models will each run 25-lap main events. This Saturday’s race will offer $125, $100, and $75 bonuses to the top three finishing 358 sprint car drivers in the 360 sprint car feature.

The pro stocks will compete in a 15-lap feature, with the roadrunners capping off the night in a special $400-to-win 12-lap race.

The speedway and community will kick of the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday, July 1, with the annual Selinsgrove Ford Market Street Race Car Parade at 4 p.m.
Prior to the parade race cars will be on display on the dealership lot.

The July 1 racing program will feature the 360 sprint cars in the $3,000-to-win Firecracker 30. The super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will also compete for additional purse money sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford. A professional fireworks display will highlight the show!

Selinsgrove Raceway Park is back in action at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 23, with a complete program of go kart racing. The adult cage animal class will be featured in a $200-to-win pro series race. Track gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will hold the annual Middleswarth Potato Chips Firecracker Special for go karts at 7 p.m. Friday, June 30.

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

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Williams Grove Sprints Compete In Another Yellow Breechs 500 Race Friday

358 sprints make return to action, PA Speedweek two weeks away

6/18/17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host another Yellow Breeches 500 event for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday night June 23 at 8 pm.

The Yellow Breeches 500 races boast a healthy $500 just to start the 25-lap main event for the sprint cars.  

Also on the racing program is the return of the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint after a lengthy respite thanks to poorly timed inclement weather.

Only two 358 sprint shows have been completed to date this season with Adrian Shaffer and Kevin Nouse scoring the wins.  

This weeks 358 action will be part of the Nouse Signs and Graphics K1 RaceGear Summer Series of races to be held at area speedways.

Adult general admission for Friday’s show is $15 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.  

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

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 drawing will be donated to the Central PA Blood Bank.

Young Freddie Rahmer, who recently won his second 410 sprint main of the Williams Grove season, continues to be the point leader at the track, trailed by Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth.

Rahmer and the rest of the Pennsylvania Posse stars will reconvene at Williams Grove Speedway in two weeks as they kickoff the annual PA Speedweek series for sprint cars.

The June 30 show will feature the 410 sprints in a 25-lap, $5,000 to win main event.

The 358 sprints are also in action on June 30.

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SNYDER WINS WHITCOMB SPRINT CAR THRILLER BY HALF CAR-LENGTH

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway capped off a big two-race weekend Saturday night in thrilling and record-breaking fashion with a strong field of race cars and another super racing surface.

The Patriot Sprint Tour invaded as part of the 14th Annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars to honor the memory of the late Millersburg driver who lost his life in a racing accident at the track in 2003.

Nate Snyder led early in the 25-lap Sprint Car event showing the way over defending Patriot Sprint Tour champion Jarrid Zimbardi. Cody Keller quickly broke into the top three in the early laps.

The caution flag flew on lap 11 for a slowing Jordan Thomas and interrupted a great battle for second between Zimbardi and Keller.

On the restart Jason Shultz threw a slider on Keller to take over the third spot and soon worked his way by Zimbardi into second. Shultz began to close in on the race leader after securing second. Soon Chad Layton and Davie Franek charged to third and fourth.

Over the next few laps the top four closed up and with three to go Snyder led Shultz, Layton, and Franek in a tight high speed chase with no lap cars between them.

Shultz pulled the last corner slide job on Snyder and looked like he might have stolen the victory away. Snyder turned down the speedway and crossed Shultz over coming to the line for the win. Snyder's victory was by just .052, or half of a car-length, over Shultz. Franek ended up third followed by Layton and Makr Smith.

Jared Zimbardi, Robbie Stillwagon, Derek Locke, Larry Kelleher, and Eric Tomecek made up the top ten finishers.

360 Sprint Car heat race winners were Justin Whittall, Eric Tomecek, and Jason Shultz. George Suprick won the B-Main for the 29 car field.

The Fast Tees Fast Time award was taken by Mark Smith with a time of 17.577.

Tommy Slanker isn't the current A&A Auto Store Pro Stock point leader for nothing. Slanker drove from his eighth starting spot to make the pass of Dustin Snook for the race lead on lap 9. Snook, the race long leader, tried to come back and challenge Slanker but spun on lap 12 to bring out a caution flag.

John Fowler took over the second spot and gave Slanker headaches over the next two corners before AJ Stroup moved into the runner up spot. Stroup was out of time by the time he got to second as Slanker was crossing the line for his fourth win of the season.

Slanker dedicated the win to his dad and grandfathers on Father's Day weekend. His grandfather is the reason he runs the number 40. Stroup was second followed by Fower, Brandon Moser, and Lori Croop.

Heat races for the Pro Stocks went to Tommy Slanker and Dustin Snook.

Jeff Rine started in the eighth spot but wasted little time taking the race lead on lap eight from the race leader Tim Wilson.

Rine would pull away from the field and go on to win and set a new track record. Rine shattered the old record (9:02.203) by 17 seconds setting a new time of 8:45.459. Rine dedicated the win to the Eckert family and Rick Eckert who lost his dad Junior earlier in the day.

The battle everyone was watching on the track were for spots two through six. Tim Wilson spent the second half of the race trying to hold off a hard charging Dylan Yoder. Yoder caught Wilson on lap 17 and the two raced side by side for the next five laps before Yoder secured the spot pushing Wilson back to third.

Behind the battle for second was a tight race between Gene Knaub, Steve Campbell, and Hayes Mattern. Mattern held the spot before getting passed by Campbell. Once Campbell went to fourth Knaub followed him by. Knaub then made the pass of Campbell to take the fourth spot.

Rine, Yoder, Wilson, Knaub, and Campbell were the top five followed by Mattern, Dave Brouse Jr., Kenny Trevitz, Donnie Schick, and Jason Schmidt.

Late Model heat winners were Jeff Rine and Gene Knaub.

In a thrilling Roadrunner feature event Will Brunson passed Ryan Leister on the last lap to claim the checkered flag. Brandon Shultz finished third followed by Ryan Zook and Michael Smith.

Smith Cope, Butch Shaffer, Dennis Conrad, Bob Bussey, and Kevin Dobson finished out the top ten in the feature event.

Tom Underwood and Bob Bussey won Roadrunner heat races.

Next Saturday night Selinsgrove Speedway will swing back into action with Kid's Night featuring the 360 Sprint Cars, Super Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Roadrunners. The event will have a 7:30 start time. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Also make sure to mark your calendar for the Saturday, July 1, Selinsgrove event featuring the Selinsgrove Ford Market Street Race Car parade at 4 p.m. prior to the evening’s racing events. The 360 Sprint Cars will compete in the Firecracker 30 along with Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Roadrunners plus Fireworks.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY:  17 June 2017
360 Sprints - 29 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 56 Nate Snyder  2) 29 Jason Shultz  3) 28F Davie Franek  4) 35L Chad Layton  5) M1 Mark Smith  6) 25 Jared Zimbardi  7) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon  8) 77 Derek Locke  9) 76 Larry Kelleher  10) 1W Eric Tomecek  11) 67W Justin Whittall  12) 98 Joe Trenca  13) 47 Kyle Drum  14) 67 Steve Collins  15) 79 Jordan Thomas  16) 87 George Suprck  17) 29S Derek Steward  18) C4 Jim Shuster  19) 81 Derek  Jonathan  20) 45 Kevin Nagy  21) 99K Cody Keller  22) 33 Michael Walter  23) 66 Ryan Kissinger  24) 3Z Colby Womer  25) 49S Mallie Shuster

Heat Winners:  Justin Whittall, Eric Tomecek, Jason Shultz

B-Main Winner:  George Suprick

Time Trials:  1) M1 Mark Smith 17.577  2) 67 Steve Collins 17.637  3) 49S Mallie Shuster 17.672  4) 67W Justin Whittall  5) 35L Chad Layton 17.711  6) 29 Jason Shultz 17.755  7) 28F Davie Franek 17.755  8) 1W Eric Tomecek  9) 56 Nate Snyder 17.808  10) 99K Cody Keller 17.909  11) 35 Jared Zimbardi 17.915  12) 47C Adam Carberry 17.953  13) 77 Derek Locke 17.965  14) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 17.986  15) 66 Ryan Kissinger 18.044  16) C4 Jim Shuster  18.055  17) 45 Kevin Nagy 18.078  18) 47 Kyle Drum 18.104  19) 98 Joe Trenca 18.159  20) 79 Jordan Thomas 18.170  21)29S Derek Steward 18.197  22) 76 Larry Kelleher 18.223  23) 81 Derek Jonathan 18.419  24) 33 Michael Walter 18.444  25) 3Z Colby Womer 18.495  26) 87 George Suprick 18.510  27) 48 Darryl Ruggles 18.594  28) 17 Josh Azzi 18.829  29) 1J Derrick Juliano DNT

Late Models - 16 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine  2) 24 Dylan Yoder  3) 3 Tim Wilson  4) 1 Gene Knaub  5) 2 Steve Campbell  6) 9 Hayes Mattern  7) 14 Dave Brouse Jr.  8)  61 Kenny Trevitz  9) 6 Donnie Schick  10) 11 Jason Schmidt  11) 7M Meade Hahn  12) 10 Dave Stamm  13) 15 Luke Hoffner  14) 2Y Andrew Yoder  15) 88 Tony Adams  16)63 Nathan Long  
Heat Winners:  Jeff Rine, Gene Knaub

Pro Stocks - 13 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 40 Tommy Slanker  2) 26 AJ Stroup  3) 02 John Fowler  4) 28J Johnny Bouse  5) 55 Lori Croop  6) 92 Shaun Lawton  7) 14C Bill Conrad  8) 15 Dustin Snook  9) 8M Brandon Moser  10) 55T John Troxell  11) 11B Jake Buck  12) 86 Wayne Shaffer  13) 40G Nick Gentile
Heat Winners:  Dustin Snook, Tommy Slanker

Roadrunners - 18 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 8B Will Brunson  2) 14 Ryan Leister  3) 31B Brandon Shultz  4) 28 Ryan Zook  5) 76S Michael Smith  6) 1 Smith Cope  7) 7 Butch Shaffer  8) 41D Dennis Conrad  9) 76 Bob Bussey  10) 0 Kevin Dobson  11) 12 Tom Underwood  12) 11 Keith Bissinger  13) 22 Ricky Buss  14) 3 Tommy Brunson  15) 28M Miranda Minium  16) 44X Jim Collier  17) 2B Brian Mabus  18) 8 Daren Rice
Heat Winners:  Tom Underwood, Bob Bussy
 
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WOLFE MAKES LATE-RACE PASS TO WIN BAPS NIGHT FEATURE AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Chris Arnold becomes 10th different winner in 10 races in 358 sprints

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – June 17, 2017 – Lucas Wolfe took advantage of one of his few opportunities in lapped traffic with just over a lap to go to score the $4,200 top prize in Saturday’s BAPS Night 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway.

Wolfe, set fast time on the night and started fourth. He quickly advanced to second at the start and chased polesitter and race-long leader Gerard McIntyre, Jr. the entire way, pulling onto McIntyre’s bumper for restart following the event’s only caution for a spinning Anthony Macri in turn two of lap 16.

By that time, Brian Montieth had come from his 14th starting spot to pass Danny Dietrich and move into fifth just before the caution.

Wolfe was unable to stay with McIntyre for the next several laps until the leaders hit lapped traffic with five laps to go.

“Gerard was very good…way better…especially off of two. I thought I might get some opportunities and was fortunate to get a good start and get by Freddie. I was never able to close seriously on McIntyre,” said Wolfe in victory lane, “He was able to navigate traffic pretty well. So after the restart, I thought I might have to try and find something that was a little different.”

“I was pretty good on the bottom down there off of two. I could never make anything work in three and four, and just kept trying. I was really overdriving trying to keep up with him,” said Wolfe, “Fortunately, once we got to traffic, it all played out correct for me. It slowed him up enough to give me a few shots at him, and was finally able to make one stick there at the end.”

Wolfe’s race-winning pass came in the midst of lapped traffic while exiting turn four with the white flag waving.

McIntyre tried his best to reclaim the lead in turns one of two of lap 25, but settled for second, with Brian Montieth making a late-race pass to get by Freddie Rahmer for third. Rahmer and Cory Haas completed the top five.

Sixth through tenth were Danny Dietrich, Chad Trout, Tim Glatfelter, Billy Dietrich, and Robbie Kendall.

Heats for the “410” Sprints were won by Kendall, Billy Dietrich, and Haas. Fast time in time trials over the 21-car 410 sprint field was set by Wolfe with a one-lap time of 13.624-seconds (99.090 MPH).

Dillsburg’s Chris Arnold became the tenth different winner in ten 2017 “358” sprint car events after starting eighth and taking the race lead from outside front row starter and race-long leader Mike Bittinger following a lap four restart.

Points leader Adrian Shaffer continued his streak of top five finishes by crossing second. Third through fifth were 11th-starting Doug Hammaker, Cody Fletcher, and Bittinger. Sixth through tenth were polesitter Landon Myers, Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., Matt Findley, Brie Hershey, and Brent Shearer.

Heats for the 23 “358” Sprints were won by Chris Frank, Shaffer, and Fletcher.

Lincoln Speedway is back in action next Saturday night, June 24th, with PEPSI NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and All-American Outlaws. Gates open at 5:30 PM, with racing action getting underway at 7:30 PM.

RACE RESULTS

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 11. 5-Tyler Ross; 12. 59-Jim Siegel; 13. 87-Alan Krimes; 14. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 15. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri; 17. 21T-Scott Fisher; 18. 3B-Randy Baughman; 19. 27G-Jay Galloway; 20. 17-Cole Young; 21. 30-Seth Kerchner (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (1-18), Lucas Wolfe (19-20)

358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 23-Chris Arnold ($1,300); 2. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 3. 66-Doug Hammaker; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 12B-Mike Bittinger; 6. 19M-Landon Myers; 7. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 8. 28-Matt Findley; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 12-Brent Shearer; 11. 00-Chris Frank; 12. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 13. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 14. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 15. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 16. 59-Steve Wilbur; 17. 59T-Tim Stallings; 18. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 19. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 20. 5A-Zachary Allman; 21. 5-Phil Walter (DNF); 22. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Mike Bittinger (1-3), Chris Arnold (4-20)

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SELINSGROVE BEATS RAIN, WOLFE WIRES FIELD FOR TILLEY CLASSIC SPRINT VICTORY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –  Selinsgrove Speedway fended off the rain while Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg fended off Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown for the victory in Friday night’s 30-lap Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars.

It was Wolfe’s second win in a row at the track in 410 sprint car competition after having won the National Open last September, the last time the 410 sprints competed at the track.

The victory, Wolfe’s third career at Selinsgrove and fifth overall this season, was worth $4,088 plus the custom crystal trophy cup from the Tilley family.

Andrew Yoder of Middleburg won his second straight 355 econo late model race at the track in the division’s 15-lap main event.

TJ Stutts and Lucas Wolfe shared the front row for the start of the sprint car main event with Wolfe grabbing the lead down the backstretch. Fourth-place starter Brock Zearfoss raced underneath Stutts at the same time and began his pursuit of the leader.

By lap six, Wolfe began to encounter slower traffic as Zearfoss raced second, followed by Stutts, and third-place starter Danny Dietrich. At the halfway point, Zearfoss began to close in on Wolfe in a high-speed chase around the Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing.

With eight laps to go, Zearfoss almost got within striking distance in traffic. The race’s first and only caution flag unfurled on lap 25 when fifth-place runner Jason Shultz blew a tire and parked his sprinter sideways in turns one and two.

When the race resumed, Wolfe maintained the front spot with Zeafoss in tow. The final two laps saw Dietrich power by Stutts for the third position. At the checkered flag, Wolfe was victorious by just two seconds over Zearfoss, Deitrch, Stutts, and Aaron Ott.

Polesitter Tim Fedder led the start of the econo late model main event. A close battle unfolded at the front of the pack between Fedder, Todd Snook, and Shaun Miller. On the second circuit, second-place starter Andrew Yoder reclaimed the position and set his sights on the leader.

On a lap five restart, Yoder took the lead from Fedder with an inside through turn two. Fedder later brought out the caution flag for a flat tire and rejoined the race. Yoder continued to set the pace and posted a mere 1.39 second margin of victory over Miller, Fedder, Devin Hart, and Jared Fulkroad.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 16 June 2017
410 Sprint Cars – 20 Entries
30-Lap A-Main:  1) 24 Lucas Wolfe  2) 3Z Brock Zearfoss  3) 48 Danny Dietrich  4) 11 TJ Stutts  5) 25 Aaron Ott  6) 27 Greg Hodnett  7) 39 Anthony Macri  8) 1W Eric Tomecek  9) 75 Frankie Herr  10) 29 Jason Shultz  11) 12 Blane Heimbach  12) 44 Trey Starks  13) 29S Derek Steward  14) 24B Dustin Baney  15) 28F Davie Franek  16) 49 Mallie Shuster  17) C4 Jim Shuster  18) 5B Justin Barger  19) Freddie Rahmer  20) 49H Bradley Howard

Heat Winners:  Aaron Ott, Trey Starks, Greg Hodnett

Time Trials: 1) 11 TJ Stutts 16.419  2) 24 Lucas Wolfe 16.538  3) 48 Danny Dietrich 16.560  4) 3Z Brock Zearfoss 16.563  5) 29 Jason Shultz 16.577  6) 1W Eric Tomecek 16.590  7) 25 Aaron Ott  16.634  8) 44 Trey Starks 16.703  9) 27 Greg Hodnett 16.773  10) 49 Mallie Shuster  16.774  11) 39 Anthony Macri 16.803  12) 75 Frankie Herr 16.920  13) 12 Blane Heimbach 16.649  14) 28F Davie Franek 17.140  15) 5B Justin Barger 17.149  16) C4 Jim Shuster 17.232  17) 24B Dustin Baney 17.463  18) 29S Derek Steward 18.317 19) 49H Bradley Howard DNT  20) 51 Freddie Rahmer DNT

Econo Late Models – 10 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 2 Andrew Yoder  2) 115S Shaun Miller  3) 24 Tim Fedder  4) 33K Devin Hart  5) 12K Jared Fulkroad  6) 7K Kenny Yoder  7) 79 Chase Bowsman  8) 30 Andy Snyder  9) 15 Luke Hoffner  10) 23 Todd Snook  

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KODY SWANSON’S LATE RACE PASS NETS HIM HORN-SCHINDLER MEMORIAL FRIDAY NIGHT AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Kody Swanson didn’t lead the most laps in the Horn-Schindler Memorial for the USAC Silver Crown cars Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, but he led when it counted the most.

Swanson, of Carmel, Ind., drove by race-long leader Damion Gardner with 16 laps to go in the 100-lap main event and scored his 17th career Silver Crown win tying him for second all-time. The win was worth $8,000.

“I’m so grateful to have the opportunities that I do to run for the DePalma Family number 63,” said an emotional Swanson in victory lane. “What an historic race track at Williams Grove. Last year, we weren’t even in the picture, but I felt like we did some things really well. These guys never quit and I’m never going to quit on them. I screwed up qualifying. It was my job to make it up to them.”

California’s Gardner started on the pole and quickly began to build a lead. With 10 laps completed, Gardner’s lead was 4.30 seconds over Justin Grant and Jerry Coons Jr.

Two-time Silver Crown champion and current series point leader Swanson grabbed third from Coons as Gardner’s lead was now 6 seconds.

Gardner continued to blast through the field building a 9.29 second lead by the 30-lap mark. Swanson closed the gap on Grant for second.

The first caution flag flew with 31 laps completed as C.J. Leary stopped in turn two.

Gardner controlled the restart and pulled away from Grant, Swanson and Coons.

At the 50-lap mark, it was Gardner by 3.30 seconds with no changes behind him. Grant began to slowly close on the leader as they reached 60 laps completed.

Swanson, who started seventh, used an inside pass of Grant to take over the runner-up spot on lap 62.

“Starting seventh, you’re going to have to have a few battles if you’re going to make it up through there,” said Swanson. “I’m thankful to get it done tonight.”

The caution flag erased Gardner’s lead with 35 laps to go. Grant pitted under the caution giving up the third spot. Only eight cars remained on the track.

With 25 laps go, Swanson was only a few car lengths behind Gardner. Swanson continued to pressure Gardner, but jumped the first turn cushion and lost some ground with 20 laps left.

He got a great run at the leader off turn two and was back within striking distance with 18 laps to go. The lead was only about two car lengths the next time by the frontstretch. Swanson drove next to him down the backstretch. They race side-by-side through the third and fourth turns and down the frontstretch with Swanson scored the leader with 16 laps to go. He secured the lead off turn two and began to pull away.

A caution for debris with 12 to go erased a 1.332 second lead for Swanson.

Swanson was quickly back up to speed on the restart and was pulling away again with five laps to go. Chris Windom raced by Brady Bacon and into fourth over the final laps.

Swanson scored the win by 2.155 seconds over Gardner and Coons.

“My car was great all night,” said Gardner. “Kody came on late and that’s his specialty. We need to be about 10 laps better.”

“To come here and run third, I’m pretty happy with that,” said Coons.

Windom and Bacon completed the top five. Joe Liguori, Patrick Bruns, Austin Nemire, Grant, and Shane Cockrum rounded out the top 10.

Pennsylvania drivers Mark Smith, Steve Buckwalter and Dave Berkheimer participated in the event. Smith finished 11th, Buckwalter 13th and Berkheimer 18th.

Gardner set quick time with a lap of 20.430. It was close, but not a track record which was set last year at 20.379. Windom, Cockrum, Grant and Leary followed Gardner in qualifying results.

Joss Moffatt flipped over the first turn fence and through a billboard during the opening lap of warm ups. He was okay, but done for the night. Johnny Petrozelle flipped during his time trial lap in the third turn. He was also okay and the car was actually pushed back to the pit area.

In the 20-lap USAC/ARDC Midget feature, it was Bacon and Tanner Carrick racing hard for the lead in the early laps before Bacon secured it.

A lap eight caution flag slowed the pace.

Bacon blasted away from the field after the restart as the fleet of Keith Kunz midgets battled for top five spots behind him.

Bacon’s 5.427-second lead was erased by a caution with two laps to go.

It didn’t matter as Bacon controlled the restart as the Kunz midgets continued their battle. Carrick, Tanner Thorson, Spencer Bayston and Ryan Robinson completed the top five. Holly Shelton, Ryan Greth, PJ Garguilo, Shawn Jackson and Kenny Miller rounded out the top 10.

Robinson and Bacon won the heat races.

USAC Silver Crown Horn-Schindler Memorial (100 laps): 1. Kody Swanson. 2. Damion Gardner. 3. Jerry Coons Jr. 4. Chris Windom. 5. Brady Bacon. 6. Joe Liguori. 7. Patrick Bruns. 8. Austin Nemire. 9. Justin Grant. 10. Shane Cockrum. 11. Mark Smith. 12. CJ Leary. 13. Steve Buckwalter. 14. Dave Darland. 15. Dakota Jackson. 16. Davie Bryne. 17. Hunter Schuerenberg. 18. Dave Berkheimer. 19. Johnny Petrozelle. 20. Tyler Courtney. 21. Joss Moffatt.

USAC/ARDC Midget Feature (20 laps): 1. Brady Bacon. 2. Tanner Carrick. 3. Tanner Thorson. 4. Spencer Bayston. 5. Ryan Robinson. 6. Holly Shelton. 7. Ryan Greth. 8. PJ Garguilo. 9. Shawn Jackson. 10. Kenny Miller. 11. Andrew Layser. 12. Jason Rice. 13. Steve Craig. 14. Alex Bright. 15. Jay Hartman. 16. Josh Heckman. 17. John Heydenreich. 18. Adam Pierson. 19. Rohan Beasley. 20. Steve Buckwalter. 21. Thomas Meseraull.

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July 15
1. Brian Montieth 4475
2. Alan Krimes 4300
3. Freddie Rahmer 4270
4. Cory Haas 4255
5. Jim Siegel 4250
6. G. McIntyre Jr. 4175
7. Danny Dietrich 4150
8. Chad Trout 4095
9. Tim Glatfelter 3995
10. Billy Dietrich 3920
358 sprints
1. Adrian Shaffer 4010
2. Matt Findley 3880
3. Doug Hammaker 3810
4. T. Rittenhouse Jr. 3790
5. Brent Shearer 3730
6. Phil Walter 3660
7. Cody Fletcher 3615
8. Ashley Cappetta 3515
9. Dalton Dietrich 3485
10. Steve Wilbur 3395
 

  Williams Grove

410s

July 8

1. Freddie Rahmer 2575
2. Danny Dietrich 2260
3. Brian Montieth 2200
4. Greg Hodnett 2160
5. Lance Dewease 2040
6. Lucas Wolfe 2000
7. T.J. Stutts 1945
8. Brock Zearfoss 1550
9. Alan Krimes 1505
10. Anthony Macri 1460

358 sprint cars

1. Adrian Shaffer 780
2. Kevin Nouse 760
3. Brie Hershey 690
4. Jared Esh 650
5. Eric Parker 640
6. Troy Wagaman Jr. 630
7. Phil Walter 615
8. Matt Findley 560
9 . Chris Frank 550
10. Doug Hammaker 510

 

 Super Sportsman

July 16
1. Kenny Edkin 1495
2. Scott Dellinger 1405
3. Paul Miller 1315
4. Russ Mitten 1310
5. Mike Enders 1235
6. Doug Dodson 1170
7. Jay Fannasy 1085
8. Gregg Foster 1025
9. Tony Jackson 965
10. Devin Beidel 810

 

Port Royal

July 8

1. Dylan Cisney 4320
2. Mike Wagner 4160
3. T.J. Stutts 4115
4. Brock Zearfoss 4050
5. Greg Hodnett 3425
6. Doug Esh 3335
7. Kody Lehman 3120
8. Aaron Ott 2995
9. Rick Lafferty 2940
10. Curt Stroup 2890

    
 Selinsgrove
360s

 July 10
1.  Davie Franek  2700
2.  Jason Shultz  2570
3.  Derek Locke 2460
4.  Nate Snyder  2300
5.  Chad Layton  2175
6.  Larry Kelleher 1950
7.  Cody Keller  1840
8.  Mallie Shuster 1780
9.  Michael Walter II 1695
10.  Eric Tomecek  1690

 

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