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BECHTELSVILLE, PA (JUNE 27, 2016) – Winning at Grandview Speedway is no easy task -- especially when the 410 Sprint Cars invade the Berks County oval – but this year’s contingent of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed week competitors may be the strongest in years, and there is definitely opportunity to knock off two-time defending race winner Greg Hodnett.

The challenge takes place this Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 PM when NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series showcases the 410 Sprint Cars in a 35-lap, $5,000-to-win event as the NASCAR 358 Modifieds battlein a 30-lap, $3,000-to-win feature presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Leading the charge is Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Stevie Smith.  A veteran of Sprint Car racing, Smith has claimed victories at almost every track he’s raced at.  Of course, it was August 1990 when the Smith Family’s famed Black Bandit No. 19 sat in Thunder on the Hill victory lane.  Steve Smith Sr. would pilot that machine to the inaugural NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event win.  Now, twenty-six years later the younger Smith – defending PA Speed Week Champion – searches for his first  Thunder on the Hill win a Grandview Speedway.

Sitting second in PA Speed Week Series points is 31-year-old Lucas Wolfe, of Mechanicsburg, PA.  Wolfe certainly knows the fast way around the Bechtelsville high-banks setting quick time at 2015’s Thunder Cup race.  At the 2014, Speed Week event Wolfe pulled alongside eventual race winner Greg Hodnett, with two laps remaining only to be beaten by inches at the line – this wasn’t Wolfe’s first time as a bridesmaid, he finished second to Todd Shaffer at the 2007 Speed Week event.

Kunkletown, PA’s Ryan Smith claimed three victories in 2015, traveling with the All-Star Circuit of Champions and has solid finishes in just three 410 starts at Grandview Speedway with a sixth, fourth and seventh in respectively.

Ryan Taylor’s flashy No. 20 machine is a fan favorite at Grandview Speedway – probably because the 27-year-old racer credits the Bechtelsville clay for piquing his interest in racing action.  Taylor is a proven winner, having claimed victories at the Port Royal Speedway.

Smith’s teammates, 20-year-old Sprint Car aces Brandon and Freddie Rahmer, out of Salfordville, PA, have both claimed home track victories this season – and Freddie has picked up a top-five finish at Grandview’s last two 410 Sprint races.  The Rahmer name is no stranger to Grandview victory lane – Fred Rahmer holds 9 Thunder on the Hill Sprint Car wins and 45 Modified victories.

Other possible first-time winners include Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA; Alan Crimes of Denver, PA, JJ Grasso of Middletown, DE, and Aaron Tot of East Berlin, PA.  Noblesville, IN’s Bryan Clausen has never claimed a winged Sprint Car victory at Grandview, but does hold two wingless Sprint Car wins.

A $200 bonus has been posted to the top 360 Sprint Car, with a $100 bonus to the second 360 Sprint Car.

The Grandview small-block Modified stars will be out in full force defending their home turf: Current weekly series point leader, Craig VonDohren; 10-time Track Champion, Jeff Strunk; two-time 2016 race winner, Duane Howard; and 4-time Thunder on the Hill winner, Doug Manmiller.  Previous Thunder on the Hill modified winners Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, and Kevin Hirthler are all expected to be in attendance.

Advance tickets are on sale now and may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456.  Please provide your name and the number of tickets requested.  Tickets may be picked up and paid for on race night after 3:30 PM.  Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one half hour prior to the sale of General Admission tickets.

Celebrating the 27th season of racing action NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series always includes fun for the fans with activities such as Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience - where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, JOE "THE PIZZA DUDE", giveaways, fireworks and appearances by the Thunder Girls.


Lincoln Speedway
410 sprints poitns
June 25, 2016
1. Alan Krimes 4375
2. Brian Montieth 4320
3. Jim Siegel 4235
4. Cory Haas 4190
5. Austin Hogue 4175
6. Gerard McIntyre Jr.  4070
7. Freddie Rahmer 3970
8. Adam Wilt 3880
9. Glenndon Forsythe 3880
10. Billy Dietrich 3740


Port Royal Speedway Hosts PA Speedweek Twice This Week!!

Speedweek action hits oval for Thursday, June 30 special and again July 2



PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will be in action twice during the week coming up as two big PA Speedweek shows hit the track, first on Thursday, June 30 and again on Saturday, July 2.

Both shows begin at 7:30 pm.

The entire 2016 speedweek series is sponsored by Always Racing, a pastoral organization that ministers to the motorsports community during times of trauma and also in spiritual need.

The June 30 program features the PA Speedweek sprint cars in a 30-lap main paying $7,000 to win.

The Gray’s Auto and Towing econo late models are also on the program.

Saturday’s show features the speedweek sprints in another 30-lap main, paying $5,000 to the victor.

The second Port Royal race in the inaugural Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge Series with Selinsgrove Speedway is also slated for the holiday weekend card.

The Moon Shine Camo Series event will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start the 25-lap main event for the super late models.

Beavertown’s Hayes Mattern kicked off the series at Port Royal on April 23.

Gates for the Thursday special open at 5:30 pm with Saturday gates opening at 4:30 pm.

Adult general admission Thursday is $20 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $7.

Saturday adult admission is $22 with $7 admission for students.

Already a one-time winner at the track this season, Royersford’s Steve Buckwalter is the defending Port Royal speedweek winner.

The last and only other time that the track has been able to complete two speedweek events in one year was in 2011 when Greg Hodnett and Justin Henderson split a pair of Port Royal features.

Hodnett has been by far the big winner at the track this season, recently recording his sixth oval triumph of the year to increase his point lead in a quest for a first-ever Port Royal track title.

Stevie Smith is the defending overall PA Speedweek series titlist.

Hodnett will be trying to net car owner Michael Heffner his first series title in 2016 aboard Heffner’s famed No. 27.


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

305 sprints also in action



Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway will host the biggest event of the 26th Pennsylvania Speedweek series this Friday, July 1 at 8 pm when it hosts the 28th annual Mitch Smith Memorial for sprint cars at 8 pm, paying a hefty $10,000 to win out of a purse worth over $30,000.

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 2016 speedweek series is sponsored by Always Racing, 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.

The PASS/IMCA 305 sprints will also be on the holiday racing card.

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.

Doug Esh is the defending Smith Memorial champion.

Friday’s event will again be part of the 2016 Hoosier Diamond Series at the oval.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on the night will be donated the 4 Diamonds Fund.

The 4 Diamonds Fund is an organization set up through the Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey to help fight childhood cancer.

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!  




SELINSGROVE, Pa. –  Selinsgrove Speedway will return to racing action at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 25, with the 14th running of the Firecracker 30 for 358-360 sprint cars plus the rescheduled Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series for super late models, pro stocks, roadrunners, and fireworks!  Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Firecracker 30-lap main event for the 358-360 sprint cars will pay $2,500 to win and $275 to start. Drivers will draw for starting positions for the heat races. The race will also be a Newville Family of Companies Night offering bonuses of $200, $125 and $100 to the top three finishing 358 sprint car drivers in the main event.

Last year’s Firecracker 30 was rained out. Past winners of the Firecracker race as a 40-lap contest include the late Jim Nace of Thompsontown (2002), 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); Jason Shultz of Carlisle (2013); and Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., (2014) also took checkered flags in the race as a 30-lap event.

The super late models will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start the rescheduled Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series race. Company reps will have the Moon Shine Camo merchandise trailer set up at the main gate Saturday.

Hayes Mattern of Beavertown, who drives the Moon Shine Camo sponsored No. 9 late model, opened the inaugural six-race challenge series between Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways with a win at Port Royal in April.

The pro stocks will compete in a 15-lap feature and the roadrunners will close out the racing card with a 12-lap main event.

Weather permitting, the second professional fireworks presentation of the season will take place at intermission.

Track management announced a schedule change for Sunday, July 3. The pro stocks will replace the super sportsman on the racing card with the PA Speedweek Finale for 410 sprint cars and 305 sprint cars.  The 15-lap pro stock feature will be a non points race paying $500 to win. The rain date, if needed, will be Monday, July 4.


Latimore Valley Fair This Weekend At The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

June 20, 2016

The 32nd annual Latimore Valley Fair begins Friday, June 24 and ends on Sunday, June 26.  The fair is held at the Latimore Valley Fairground beside the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.  The fairground complex is located between Dillsburg, Pa. and York Springs, Pa. off Route 15 on the Latimore Valley Road.

The fair commences at 4 p.m. on Friday. Friday’s activities include live music by the southern rock band Smokin’ Gunzz.  At 7:45 p.m. there will be a rubber duck race in the Latimore Valley creek.  An hour later a raffle will begin featuring items donated by local businesses.

Saturday activities start with an early breakfast at 8 a.m.  A second rubber duck race will float down the creek at 12:45 p.m.  Fifteen minutes later the half-mile dirt Latimore Valley Fair oval will be open to antique automobile racing equipment.  Later in the day, starting at 5 p.m., the country band Border Line will be performing.  Throughout the day, there will be a reptile display at the small pavilion.

Sunday will feature another 8 a.m. breakfast.  From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. there will be a car show featuring classic and muscle cars along with street rods and drag racing machinery.  Music entertainment will come from the rockabilly band Ultra Kings.  The fair officially closes at 6 p.m.

There will be a large display of antique gas and steam engines along with tractors throughout the three days.  A sizeable number of vendors will be selling a wide variety of crafts.  A series of food stands will be open to provide replenishment.

During the three days, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will be open.  There will be a shuttle bus to transport people from the museum to the fairground race track.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues to grow in both racing machinery and in research material.  Over 6,000 racing programs from current and former raceways are available to any individual(s) doing automobile racing study.  The vast Chris Economaki collection, featuring several hundred racing books, is a proud part of the museum.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will have a display on Wednesday, June 29 at the Hagerstown Speedway, located west of Hagerstown, Md.  On July 2, the traveling museum display will be at the Susquehanna Speedway located outside Newberrytown, Pa.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.


410 sprint cars    
June 18
1. Alan Krimes 4070
2. Brian Montieth 4010
3. Jim Siegel 3950
4. Austin Hogue 3920
5. Cory Haas 3910
6. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 3830
7. Glenndon Forsythe 3780
8. Freddie Rahmer 3680
9. Adam Wilt 3585
10. Billy Dietrich 3505
358 sprint cars
June 18
1. Adrian Shaffer 3190
2. Chandler Leiby 3180
3. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3170
4. Matt Campbell 3105
5. Jeff Halligan 2990
6. Brent Shearer 2925
7. Cody Fletcher 2865
8. Tyler Esh 2810
9. Doug Hammaker 2805
10. Matt Findley 2780




SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway has been the Achilles heel for Davie Franek in 2016. He has been strong on the United Racing Club 360 sprint car tour all season but ironically it took a Patriot Sprint Tour event for him to really shine at the Snyder County half-mile oval Saturday night.

Franek, of Wantage, N.J., showed the way early on in the Newville Family of Companies 360 sprint car Joe Whitcomb Memorial with the night's quick timer and most recent feature winner Ryan Kissinger in chase. Kissinger made a move in lap traffic to pull even with Franek, but it was to no avail as Franek pulled away to the victory. It was Franek's first win of the year at Selinsgrove Speedway but the tenth of his career.

Jason Shultz ran by Kissinger on the closing laps to take the runner up spot. He never had a chance at the race lead though as the laps wound down. Mark Smith and Eric Tomecek finished out the top five starters.

Patriot Sprint Tour point leader Jared Zimbardi finished in sixth  followed by Cody Keller, Derek Locke, Curt Michael, and Dane Lorenc.

360 sprint car heat races were taken by Ryan Kissinger, Joe Trenca, and Jason Schultz for the Patriot Sprint Tour.  The night’s fast time  award for the 360 Sprint Cars was presented by Fast Tees in memory of Jim Nace. The award went to Ryan Kissinger with a time of 17.792 and  an average speed of 107 mph.

Larry Kelleher was the IBEW Local 1319 Union Hard Charger.

Danny Snyder showed the way early on in the Jeff's Auto Body & Recycling Center Super Late Models. Snyder looked very strong before a yellow flag on lap seven evened things back up and Dave Zona began to shine. Zona made a bold move around the outside on a restart to grab second and then a timely yellow flag gave him an equalized restart.

A big wreck ensued on the restart taking out every car from sixth to tenth except Jeff Rine. Rine would use his second chance at life in this race to the best of his ability and shoot into third on the restart. Zona took the race lead away from Snyder on lap 11 before Rine wrestled it away on lap 13.

Zona kept pace with Rine for the next couple of laps before driving away on his way to his 99th career Selinsgrove feature win. The battle for second was a three car battle all the way to the checkered flag with Zona holding off Snyder and Matt Cochran.

Steve Campbell rounded out the top five starters followed by Bryan Bernheisel, Donnie Schick, Coleby Frye, Jason Smith, and Jim Yoder. Late Model heat races went to Bryan Bernheisel, Tony Adams, and Danny Snyder.

AJ Hoffman started from the pole of Saturday night's A&A Auto Stores  Pro Stock feature and once he got in front he never looked back leading all 15 laps on his way to his 43rd career Selinsgrove Speedway win and  his second win of the season. He is the divisions’ first repeat winner.

Jake Buck and Tommy Slanker kept the pressure on Hoffman early in the event but as the feature ran through Hoffman pulled away. He said they made many changed to the car before the feature and the changes sure paid off. Buck held onto second before Brandon Moser darter by the battle for second to take the runner up spot. Buck held off Slaker for third at the line. Slanker and Kurt Wray rounded out the top five finishers.

Pro Stock heat races were won by Brad Mitch and AJ Hoffman.

The Roadrunners closed out the night’s racing action with a thriller of a feature event between Dustin Snook who was searching for his second win of the season and Keith Bissinger. Snook stayed loyal to the outside line for the whole race while Bissinger plugged away on the inside.

Bissinger pushed the issue a little too far just past halfway and his machine spun in the turn. Bissinger was not out of it though! He drove back through the field into second. The race was Snook's at that point though as he took his second win of the season.

Snook said in victory lane the track was tricky but he knew he needed to stay on the outside to claim the win. Bissinger was second followed by Butch Scaffer, Smith Cope, and Tom Underwood in the top five.  Miranda Minium and Ken Schreffler rounded out the field.

360 Sprint Cars – 25 Entries
30-Lap Joe Whitcomb Memorial: 1) 28F Davie Franek  2) 29 Jason Shultz  3) 66 Ryan Kissinger  4) 1 Mark Smith  5) 1W Eric Tomecek  6) 35 Jared Zimbardi  7) 99K Cody Keller  8) 77 Derek Locke  9) 5G Curt Michael  10) 00 Dane Lorenc  11) 76 Larry Kelleher  12) 22 Troy Betts  13) 79 Jordan Thomas  14) 98 Joe Trenca  15) 33 Michael Walter II  16) 10 Pauly Colagiovanni  17) C4 Jim Shuster  18) 5W Phil Walter  19) 67 Steve Collins  20) 54jr Scott Just  21) 54j Dave Just  22) 25 Paul Habeck  23) 25G Tyler Graves  24) 23 TJ Stutts

Heat Winners:   Ryan Kissinger, Joe Trenca, Jason Shultz

Time Trials:  1) 66 Ryan Kissinger 17.792  2) 00 Dane Lorenc 17.964  3) 1 Mark Smith 18.030  4) 1W Eric Tomecek 18.048  5) 23 TJ Stutts 18.096  6) 33 Michael Walter II 18.129  7) 77 Derek Locke 18.166  8) 98 Joe Trenca 18.167  9) 29 Jason Shultz 18.175  10) 35 Jared Zimbardi 18.217  11) 49S Mallie Shuster 18.227  12) 28F Davie Franek 18.231  13) 79 Jordan Thomas 18.236  14) C4 Jim Shuster 18.265  15) 67 Steve Collins 18.270  16) 5G Curt Michael 18.343  17) 99K Cody Keller 18.372  18) 5W Phil Walter 18.416  19) 25 Paul Habeck 18.474  20) 76 Larry Kelleher 18.658  21) 54jr Scott Just 18.838  22) 10 Pauly Colagiovanni 18.852  23) 22 Troy Betts 18.887  24) 54j Dave Just 19.048  25) 25G Tyler Graves 19.243

Late Models – 22 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine   2) 99Z Dave Zona  3) 4S Danny Snyder  4) 16 Matt Cochran  5) 2 Steve Campbell  6) 119B Bryan Bernheiel  7) 1 Donnie Schick  8) 0 Coleby Frye  9) 28 Jason Smith  10) 24 Jim Yoder  11) 86 Austin Berry  12) 90 Kyle Rhoads  13) 10 Dave Stamm  14) 33C Chris Casnerr  15) 63 Nathan Long  16) 99 Steve Stitt  17) 77 Taylor Houtz  18) 88 Tony Adams  19) 9 Hayes Mattern  20) 7M Meade Hahn  21) 33 Terry Goshorn  22) 18 David Mecum
Heat Winners:  Bryan Bernheisel, Danny Snyder, Tony Adams

Pro Stocks - 17 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 6C AJ Hoffman  2) 8M Brandon Moserr  3) 11 Jake Buck  4) 40 Tommy  Slanker  5) 71 Kurt Wray  6) 88 Matt Hornberger  7) 55T John Troxell  8) 4 Jim Payne  9) 55 Lori Croop  10) 14C Bill Conrad  11) 10M Brad Mitch  12) 2C Adam Campbell  13) 26S AJ Stroup  14) 33 Curtis Lawton  15) 83 Matt Wilson  16) 13 Zach Romig  17) 8K Jeremy Kline
Heat Winners:  AJ Hoffman, Brad Mitch

Roadrunners – 7 Entries
10-Lap A-Main:  1) 15 Dustin Snook  2) 11 Keith Bissinger  3) 7 Butch Shaffer  4) 1 Smith Cope  5) 12 Tom Underwood 6) 28M Miranda Minium  7) 32 Ken Schreffler



Shaffer ninth winner in 10 races in 358 sprint cars; Enders tracks down Criswell for super sportsman win

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 6/18/2016 – Dover’s Austin Hogue caught race-long leader Tyler Ross as the two leaders were crossing under the white flag to score his first win of the year in the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

“I didn’t want to have to work that hard!” said Hogue upon exiting his BAPS Auto Paints and Supply/Livingston Lawn Care/Abe Service Company #52 in victory lane, “Tyler ran me clean and it was an awesome race. You feel bad taking ‘em on the last lap…I don’t know what to say I’m so excited because it’s been one of those years.”

“Fast cars, but just not able to get it accomplished here,” added Hogue after scoring his second Lincoln win, “It’s a huge weight off my shoulders. We’ve been on and off. This consistency thing has been a struggle for us, but luckily we got it done here tonight and I can’t thank the guys enough.”

Hogue, who started third, passed Gerard McIntyre, Jr. for second on a sixth-lap restart and chased outside front row starter Ross for the next 18 laps. The race-winning move came as the two leaders raced through lapped traffic exiting turn four of lap 24.

“I wasn’t catching him on the top and I knew Gerard was down there,” said Hogue, “It was worth the shot and I was hoping the rubber would come in. It did at the very end, and luckily it came in just in time.”

A disappointed Ross finished second, with McIntyre, ninth-starting Brian Montieth, and points leader Alan Krimes rounding out the top five. Sixth through tenth were Cory Haas, Jim Siegel, 14th-starting Chad Trout, Mike Bittinger, and Brandon Rahmer.

Heats for the 26 410 Sprints were won by Montieth, Freddie Rahmer, and Haas.

Adrian Shaffer came from eighth starting spot to score his first Lincoln win of the year in the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature. Shaffer was already in the top five by the end of the first lap and was running third by the end of lap three. He passed Tyler Esh for second on lap 11 and drove around Brie Hershey for the race lead on lap 15.

That was the last of four lead changes of the event. Friday night Williams Grove winner Brie Hershey led the first lap from her outside front row starting spot before fourth-starting Esh took over. He they led for the next five laps before Hershey reclaimed the lead on lap eight.

Tenth-starting Matt Campbell came on late to pressure Shaffer for the lead in lapped traffic over the final four laps of the non-stop event, timed at 5 minutes, 44.6 seconds. He settled for second, with Hershey, Doug Hammaker, and 12th-starting Jeff Halligan rounding out the top five.

Heats for the 28 358 Sprints were won by Dwight Leppo, Jeff Rohrbaugh, and Hammaker, with Chandler Leiby winning the consolation.

Mike Enders caught race-long leader Chad Criswell on lap 17 and drove away to his third career Lincoln win in the 25-lap super sportsman feature event. Criswell crossed second .62 seconds behind the winner, with polesitter Scott Dellinger, Paul Miller, and Timmie Barrick completing the top five.

Heats for the 18 Super Sportsman were won by Criswell and Doug Dodson, who dropped from the feature field while running third.

Lincoln swings back into action next Saturday night, June 25th the Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek 17th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win) plus Central PA Legends. Time trials get underway at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 5:30 PM.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Abbottstown, PA

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 1X-Chad Trout; 9. 12-Mike Bittinger; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 12. 19-Colby Womer; 13. 99M-Kyle Moody; 14. 39-Anthony Macri; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher; 16. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 17. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 18. 4-John Rudisill; 19. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 20. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 21. 91-David Quackenbush (DNF); 22. 75-Frankie Herr (DNF); 23. 83-Cody Fairchok (DNF); DNS – 12B-Brad Franks. No Time

Lap Leaders – Tyler Ross (1-23), Austin Hogue (24-25)

358 Sprints Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 41-Jeff Halligan; 6. 35-Tyler Esh; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. 4-Dwight Leppo; 10. 12-Brent Shearer; 11. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 12. 23-Chris Arnold; 13. 7-Trey Hivner; 14. 119-Chandler Leiby; 15. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 16. 4R-Tyler Walton; 17. 5A-Brian Allman; 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 28-Matt Findley; 20. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 21. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 22. 64-Randy Whisler; 23. 21X-Kyle Abrahims (DNF); 24. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr. (DNF). Time – 5:44.66

Lap Leaders – Brie Hershey (1), Tyler Esh (2-7), Brie Hershey (8-14), Adrian Shaffer (15-20)

Sportsman Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 3B-Mike Enders; 2. 55C-Chad Criswell; 3. 30-Scott Dellinger; 4. 58-Paul Miller; 5. 7B-Timmie Barrick; 6. 75-Kenny Edkin; 7. 77-Russ Mitten; 8. 32-Gregg Foster; 9. 318-Teddy Thomas; 10. 29-Adam Wray; 11. 11-Steve Fannasy; 12. 20W-Davie Walsh; 13. 14-Nate Young; 14. 11S-John Stoll, Jr.; 15. 20-Dave Lightner; 16. 8-Rich Eichelberger (DNF); 17. 54-Doug Dodson (DNF); 18. 91-Lanny Hake (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Chad Criswell (1-16), Mike Enders (17-25)


Buckwalter Wins Hotly Contested Williams Grove Speedway Sprints

Lady Racer Hershey Kicks Off Nouse Summer Series For 358 Sprints With Win


Mechanicsburg – “The Royersford Rocket,” Steve Buckwalter won a thrilling and hotly contested sprint car event at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, holding off the furious challenges of Brian Montieth, Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett to pick up the victory.

Elsewhere, the kickoff of the 2016 Nouse Signs and Graphics 358 Sprint Summer Series saw the $1,000 victory go to lady racer Brie Hershey of Enola.

Buckwalter slid to the outside of the front row for the start of the 25-lap 410-sprint car main when Chad Trout failed to start the event.

However polesitter Rodney Westhafer had things well in hand when the race began and was leading over Buckwalter on the second tour when he spun his car in the fourth turn at the same time as Lucas Wolfe slowed with a flipped up front wing.

This handed control to Buckwalter who saw Aaron Ott blast from fourth to second on the restart and begin challenging for the lead.

Ott pulled a slider on Buckwalter in the fourth turn as the pair raced to complete lap nine only to see Buckwalter drop off of the cushion and reclaim command and all the while the front duo were racing one another, moving forward was Montieth from 12th starting spot, Danny Dietrich from ninth and Greg Hodnett from 11th.

Buckwalter was still doing his best to keep Ott at bay when the red flag appeared with 13 laps down for a frontstretch series of flips by Todd Allen.

It was Allen whom Buckwalter had just put a lap down as the pair exited the fourth turn that ended up biting the outside rail before catapaulting up and forward into the wall and catch fence.

Buckwalter had Ott, Montieth, Dietrich and Hodnett in tow for the new green and as the final 12 laps went non-stop, so was the action for the lead and win.

With five laps to go, the front four cars were under a blanket with no more than one car length between each of them as they sliced and diced high and low for the win.

Montieth threw down a major slide job in the second turn of the 21st lap only to see Buckwalter vault back out in front as the pair shot onto the backstretch and all the while both Dietrich and Hodnett were waiting to pounce.

Two laps later, Montieth layed down another huge slider in the second corner to gain command and again Buckwalter retook the top spot however this time as Montieth slid sideways Dietrich bit fast on the bottom and drove up off of the low groove into second as both he and Buckwalter overtook Montieth.

Dietrich then made his attempts for the win with Buckwalter on the high cushion however the Gettysburg driver came up just short at the finish with Buckwalter scoring the payday by a scant .164-second margin.

It was Buckwalter’s seventh career victory at the oval.

“I could hear them back there,” Buckwalter said of his three challengers. “I don’t like winning that way.  I played a lot of defense there but then a wins a win.”

Montieth was third followed by Hodnett and Freddie Rahmer.

Sixth through 10th went to Aaron Ott, Cory Haas, Alan Krimes, Doug Esh and Brock Zearfoss.

Heats went to Alan Krimes, Lucas Wolfe and Rodney Westhafer with Rick Lafferty claiming the consolation.

Beautiful lady racer Brie Hershey would end up leading all 25-laps of the 358 sprint main however to say she cruised to the win would be incorrect.

For most of the race she had the lead well in hand but a late race challenge developed from 12th starter Doug Hammaker.

On a lap 16 restart, Hammaker blasted from sixth to third, driving to the outside and around Kevin Nouse, Troy Wagaman Jr. and Kyle Denmyer.

And then with seven laps to go, Hammaker disposed of Nyle Berkes for second in order to have a clear shot at the leader when a final caution flag bunched the field on lap 19.

Hershey went for the low block when action resumed as Hammaker committed to the top and then as Hershey scrubbed speed while sliding up across the track, Hammaker shot into the lead however Hershey was stout enough to not led Hammaker get away and she motored back alongside and into control on the backchute.

This gave her the edge she needed to the finish to pick up the win, her third career Williams Grove checkers.

Hammker rode home second followed by Berkes, Nouse and Denmyer.

Sixth through 10th went to Wagaman, Matt Findley, Todd Rittenouse Jr., Glenndon Forsythe and David Holbrook.

Holbrook was the Consumer Insurance Agency Hard Charger for driving from 23rd spot up to 10th.

Heats went to Findley, Denmyer and Hammaker with Rich Eichelberger scoring the consolation.

June 17, 2016 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Freddie Rahmer, 6. Aaron Ott, 7. Cory Haas, 8. Alan Krimes, 9. Doug Esh, 10. Brock Zearfoss, 11. Austin Hogue, 12. Rodney Westhafer, 13. Brent Marks, 14. Matt Campbell, 15. Frankie Herr, 16. Daryl Stimeling, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Jim Shuster, 19. Zach Eucalano, 20. Rick Lafferty, 21. Todd Allen, 22. Todd Berkheimer, 23. Lucas Wolfe, 24. Chad Trout

358 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brie Hershey, 2. Doug Hammaker, 3. Nyle Berkes, 4. Kevin Nouse, 5. Kyle Denmyer, 6. Tim Wagaman Jr., 7. Matt Findley, 8. Todd Rittenouse Jr., 9. Glenndon Forsythe, 10. David Holbrook, 11. Rich Eichelberger, 12. Brian Garland, 13. DJ Montgomery, 14. Aaron Eichelberger, 15. Chris Arnold, 16. Todd Reed, 17. Tyler Esh, 18. Chris Frank, 19. Chad Trout, 20. Jordan Givler, 21. Adrian Shaffer, 22. Jeff Halligan, 23. Phil Walter, 24. Chandler Leiby

410 Sprint Car Drivers Points
1. Danny Dietrich 2310
2. Greg Hodnett 2280
3. Doug Esh 2210
4. Brian Montieth 2170
5. Cory Haas 1860
6. Freddie Rahmer 1720
7. Lucas Wolfe 1685
8. Autin Hogue 1660
9. Brock Zearfoss 1655
10. Ryan Smith 1560

358 Sprints
1. Kevin Nouse 750
2. Adrian Shaffer 700
3. Brie Hershey 670
4. Doug Hammaker 655
5. Glenndon Forsythe 650
6. Chris Arnold 635
7. Nyle Berkes 620
8. David Holbrook 570
9. Chandler Leiby 560
10. Matt Findley 560




SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will honor the memory of sprint car driver Joe Whitcomb with the 13th annual running of the Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 18.  Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The 30-lap sprint car feature, a tribute to honor the late open wheel racer from Millersburg who succumbed to injuries sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the track on June 21, 2003, will pay $2,571 to win and $271 to start.  Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format.

The speedway’s and Patriot Sprint Tour’s rules will be both be in effect/interchangeable for the 360 sprint car division for the Whitcomb Memorial. Saturday’s race will be the first and only event sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour this season at the track.   

Advanced Concrete Systems of Middleburg will be the title sponsor of the four division show, which will also feature the super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners.

Previous winners of the Whitcomb Memorial include Nate Snyder of Halifax (2004); Kevin Nagy of East Brunswick, N.J. (2005); Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2006, 2007, 2008); Pat Cannon of Etters (2009, 2010, 2013); and the only four-time winner TJ Stutts of Liverpool (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015).

Whitcomb, a dedicated racer most of his life, began his career in go-karts at the age of seven.  He won hundreds of races in karting and was a three-time national karting champion.  A highlight during his karting career was an appearance on ESPN.

In 2001, Whitcomb became a regular competitor at Selinsgrove in the 358 sprint car, driving his trademark blue and yellow number 71 racer.  That year, Whitcomb became Selinsgrove Speedway’s Sportsman of the Year.

Whitcomb won his first sprint car race at Selinsgrove on June 8, 2002, ending the five-race winning streak of champion Chad Layton.  Whitcomb also won sprint car races at Williams Grove and Bridgeport Speedways during his racing career.

The speedway will round out of the month Saturday, June 25, with the Firecracker 30 for 360 sprints plus the rescheduled Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Late Model Challenge Series race, pro stocks, roadrunners, and fireworks!

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will host the Burris Money Series for go karts at 9 a.m. this Sunday, June 19. There will be no racing at the track Friday, June 17.

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.



Rahmer Gifts a Vegas Trip to One Lucky Sprint Car Competitor, Plus Bonuses for Micros and Race Fans!

SPRING RUN, PA (June 15, 2016) – A trip to Las Vegas is planned for one lucky 410 Sprint Car driver as Fred Rahmer Promotions prepares for the third annual Party at the Path on Sunday, June 26 – a staple of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek – at Spring Run, Pennsylvania’s Path Valley Speedway.

“I’ve told everyone from the beginning, I’m not trying to have races.  I’m trying to have an event, an experience for the fans,” Promoter and Sprint Car kingpin Fred Rahmer stated.  “When you get racing things get busy, we’re offering up this trip to Las Vegas for one driver to help them have an experience that they may not.”

Airfare and Hotel Accommodations for two people, for four nights and three days.  The winner will be selected at random from the list of competitors that compete in all three Fred Rahmer Promotions/Path Valley Speedway events throughout the 2016 season.

The Las Vegas trip is just one of many bonuses lined up for 410 Sprint Car competitors.

On Sunday, June 26 the 40-lap A-Main will honor legendary car owner, Harry Fletcher, and pay $6,600 to the winner.  Eagle Evergreens presents the Quick Time Bonus paying $500.  Heat wins will be rewarded with a $300 bonus courtesy of individual heat race sponsors: Freedom Power Sports, Buck Rubs, Emory Transmissions, and Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Along with the $1,000 jackpot to the 600cc Micro Sprint winner, Micro Sprint heat races will offer an additional $100.  600 Micro Sprint competitor Perfect Attendance bonuses include random drawings for a XXX Micro Sprint Racing Chassis, a $500 Hyper Racing Gift Certificate, and a test session in one of Fred Rahmer’s RBR Racing 410 Sprint Cars.  An additional test session will be awarded to the competitor that wins the season-long Micro Sprint Point Standings.

Race Fans will also be able to participate in a random drawing for 3 32-inch televisions courtesy of Leffler Energy.  Fans can fill out the Leffler Energy TV giveaway form and place their name in a special box, where 3 random fans will be selected.

The year’s Party at the Path provides a full day of jam-packed excitement.

The event kicks off at 12 PM at Hammond’s Grove Picnic Area located at 19898 Hammond Road – approximate one mile from Path Valley Speedway.  Fans will be treated to free food, games, give-a-ways and live music courtesy of popular rock band, Southern Edge.  The RBR Racing Leffler Energy 410 Sprint Car will be on display, giving fans an intimate look at the powerful machines.

At 2 PM, Hammond’s Grove transforms into the ultimate display of power, as five-divisions of 1800 horsepower Mod Turbo Tractors competing in a Truck and Tractor Pull presented by Interstate Pullers. General admission Adult tickets for the Tractor Pull are $12 and Children 8-12 are $6.

The nightcap includes the ever-exciting 410 Sprint Cars in the 40-Lap Harry Fletcher Tribute Race, as part of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek.  Also on the card, the 600cc Micro Sprints.  General Admission tickets at Path Valley Speedway are $20 and children under 12 are admitted FREE!  General Pit Access is $30.

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

A shuttle will be available to transport fans to Hammond’s Grove from Path Valley Speedway and back.  Tickets for the Path Valley Speedway event will be available for purchase at the Hammond’s Grove pre-race party.

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


410 sprint cars
June 11
1. Alan Krimes 3745
2. Brian Montieth 3680
3. Jim Siegel 3635
4. Cory Haas 3590
5. Adam Wilt 3585
6. Austin Hogue 3570
7. G. McIntyre Jr. 3495
8. G. Forsythe 3485
9. Freddie Rahmer 3430
10. Robbie Kendall 3415
358 sprints
June 8
1. Chandler Leiby 2900
2. Jeff Rohrbaugh 2860
3. Adrian Shaffer 2840
4. Matt Campbell 2765
5. Jeff Halligan 2665
6. Brent Shearer 2625
7. Cody Fletcher 2550
8. Matt Findley 2525
9. Tyler Esh 2490
10. Doug Hammaker 2475
























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June 25
1. Alan Krimes 4375
2. Brian Montieth 4320
3. Jim Siegel 4235
4. Cory Haas 4190
5. Austin Hogue 4175
6. G. McIntyre Jr.  4070
7. F. Rahmer 3970
8. Adam Wilt 3880
9. G. Forsythe 3880
10. Billy Dietrich 3740
358 sprints
June 18
1. Adrian Shaffer 3190
2. Chandler Leiby 3180
3. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3170
4. Matt Campbell 3105
5. Jeff Halligan 2990
6. Brent Shearer 2925
7. Cody Fletcher 2865
8. Tyler Esh 2810
9. Doug Hammaker 2805
10. Matt Findley 2780

  Williams Grove


June 17
1. Danny Dietrich 2310
2. Greg Hodnett 2280
3. Doug Esh 2210
4. Brian Montieth 2170
5. Cory Haas 1860
6. Freddie Rahmer 1720
7. Lucas Wolfe 1685
8. Autin Hogue 1660
9. Brock Zearfoss 1655
10. Ryan Smith 1560

358 sprint cars

June 17

1. Kevin Nouse 750
2. Adrian Shaffer 700
3. Brie Hershey 670
4. D.Hammaker 655
5.  G. Forsythe 650
6. Chris Arnold 635
7. Nyle Berkes 620
8. David Holbrook 570
9. Chandler Leiby 560
10. Matt Findley 560


 Super Sportsman

June 11
1. Russ Mitten 1440
2. Scott Geesey 1420
3. R.Eichelberger 1300
4. Gregg Foster 1230
5. Tony Jackson 1230
6. Mike Enders 1220
7. Scott Dellinger 1200
8. Chad Criswell 1050
9. Kenny Edkin 1030
10. Paul Miller 1000


Port Royal

June 18
1. Greg Hodnett 3380
2. Mike Wagner 3250
3. Doug Esh 3240
4. Ryan Taylor 3190
5. Dylan Cisney 3180
6. Brock Zearfoss 3075
7. Lucas Wolfe 2745
8. Curt Stroup 2710
9. S. Buckwalter 2705
10. Aaron Ott  2585


 April 15

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


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