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Port Royal World Of Outlaws General Ticket Sales Begin Tomorrow, June 22



Port Royal – Ticket sales for the upcoming October 24 World of Outlaws sprint car event at Port Royal Speedway get opened up to the general public beginning tomorrow, June 22.

Renewals for those who wished to reserve the same seats that they had last year for the race have taken place for the last two weeks, and now open, general sales of all available seating will begin.

Advanced, reserved seats for this year’s show are available in rows 11 – 19 of the aluminum grandstand, priced at $35 each, regardless of age.

Rows 1 – 10 of the aluminum grandstand will be open general admission seating for the big race this year along with all other facility seating.

General admission prices for the October 24 event are as follows: Ages 0 - 11, Free; Ages 12 - 18, $20; Adults, $30.

General admission seats will be offered on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the show.

In order to purchase reserved seats, fans can visit www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or call the ticket hotline at 844 DIRT TIX (347-8849).  


25th Annual PA Speedweek Series Begins Friday At Williams Grove Speedway

ARDC Midgets join speedweek sprints



Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will kickoff the 25th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Series for 410 sprint cars this Friday night, June 26 at 7:30 pm.

The Williams Grove Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will compete in the speedweek series opener, paying $5,000 to win a 25-lap main event.

The race will be part of the 2015 Hoosier Diamond Series at the oval.

The ARDC Midgets will also be on the Friday night card.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on the night will be donated to Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 of Dillsburg as the company that supplies ambulance coverage to the speedway.  

Thanks to speedweek series title sponsors Jake’s WayBack Burgers and Trone Outdoor, the 2015 speedweek series champion will receive a hefty and fitting $10,000 for the laurels.

Williams Grove Speedway first began hosting the start of the highly successful series back in 2013.

Greg Hodnett, the current Williams Grove season and Diamond Series point leader, won that first Williams Grove kickoff with Danny Dietrich scoring the opener at the track last year.

Williams Grove will play host to its second and biggest night of the 2015 series one week later, on July 3 at 7:30 pm, when it hosts “The Crown Jewel Of Speedweek,” The Mitch Smith Memorial.

The Smith Memorial pays $10,000 to the winner.

This year will mark the 27th running of the prestigious event honoring the late area hot shoe.

Clearly, current Grove point leader Greg Hodnett is the man to beat in speedweek action.

The Spring Grove pilot owns four career titles in the series but his car owner, Mike Heffner of Hellertown has yet to garner a crown.

And this could be the year for Heffner.

His car and Hodnett have already won twice at the Grove alone this season and eight other times during their campaign thus far, making them the win leaders in the East and one of the top performing teams in the nation.

The quest for the speedweek title all starts Friday night, at 7:30 pm, at Williams Grove Speedway.  

Adult general admission for the show is $16 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.  

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

The Williams Grove Saturday Series featuring the super sportsman continues on Saturdays during the summer months with race time at 7 pm each week.


Wolfe Rockets Through Field, Scores Popular & Pleasing Williams Grove Sprints Win

Campbell scores 358 sprint championship



Mechanicsburg – Lucas Wolfe scored a popular and crowd pleasing sprint car victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, pocketing some $4,360 for the 25-lap main event.

In the 25-lap championship event for 358 sprints it was Matt Campbell scoring the win to become the fifth different winner in as many races at the track.

Aboard his orange No. 5W, Wolfe started the 410 sprint feature in the eighth spot and remained outside the top five during the early going while polesitter Kyle Reinhardt paced the field.

Reinhardt was chased by third starter Freddie Rahmer from the beginning and when the races only caution flag appeared for a spin by Greg Hodnett on the third lap, Rahmer took his swipe at the lead.

But Rahmer could only stay close to Reinhardt for about two laps before falling off the leader’s pace.

Meanwhile, Wolfe cracked the top five, getting by Brian Montieth with 12 laps recorded and from that point on he rocketed forward with tremendous entry speed in the corners.

He took fourth with 11 laps to go then got by Cory Haas for third on the 18th tour.

With five laps to go Wolfe had disposed of Rahmer as the leaders raced through traffic and it took up until the two to go point for Wolfe to be in position to pull off a pass for the win.

But despite being close enough, it seemed as though Wolfe would hold off until the final lap and that’s exactly what he did despite almost being foiled by heavy traffic.

With a good run off of the second corner and down the backchute on the final circuit, Wolfe drew up on Reinhardt’s bumper but a lapped car directly under the leader seemed like it would halt Wolfe’s charge in the final corners.

However Wolfe pushed his car and skill to the limit when he suddenly thrust his racer right in between Reinhardt on top and the slow car on the inside, using the middle to perfection as all three cars shot into the corner.

And that move scored Wolfe his 12th career victory at the oval and won him a $250 bonus for a last lap pass plus another $500 for winning from the fourth row.

Reinhardt finished a career best second followed by another career best for Freddie Rahmer.

Cory Haas was fourth and Alan Krimes completed the top five.

Sixth through 10th went to Brent Marks, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Steve Buckwalter and Daryl Stimeling.

Heats went to Rodney Westhafer, Marks and Krimes with Mark Smith taking the consolation.

Campbell led all 25 laps of the 358 sprint main after the race go off to a rocky start with a nine car pile up in the first corner.

The new lineup placed Chase Dietz in fourth for the restart and he chased Campbell the entire distance, getting close in traffic on several occasions only to see Campbell get away once clearing the slower cars.

Jordan Givler held third early before giving way to Kevin Nouse.

Doug Hammaker raced home fourth with Givler crossing the finish line in fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Adrian Shaffer, Chandler Leiby, Rich Eichelberger, Chad Trout and Phil Walter.

Heats went to Dietz, Todd Reed and Campbell.

June 19, 2015 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Kyle Reinhardt, 3. Freddie Rahmer, 4. Cory Haas, 5. Alan Krimes, 6. Brent Marks, 7. Danny Dietrich, 8. Lance Dewease, 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. Daryl Stimeling, 11. Don Kreitz Jr., 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Pat Cannon, 14. Greg Hodnett, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Brock Zearfoss, 17. Tim Glatfelter, 18. Frankie Herr, 19. Jay Galloway, 20. Troy Fraker, 21. Austin Hogue, 22. Mark Smith, 23. Rodney Westhafer, 24. Jay Reichard

358 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Matt Campbell, 2. Chase Dietz, 3. Kevin Nouse, 4. Doug Hammaker, 5. Jordan Givler, 6. Adrian Shaffer, 7. Chandler Leiby, 8. Rich Eichelberger, 9. Chad Trout, 10. Phil Walter, 11. Ryan Kissinger, 12. Scott Fisher, 13. Kody Lehman, 14. Matt Findley, 15. Amy Ott, 16. Klye Abrahim, 17. Cody Fairchok, 18. Todd Reed, 19. Bill Stine, 20. Brie Hershey, 21. Jeff Halligan, 22. DJ Montgomery



The twice postponed MACH 1 360/358 Sprint Challenge has been rescheduled and added to the weekly Lincoln Speedway racing program on Saturday night, July 11.   Event Promoters Bob Miller and Ray Herold have been working with Lincoln Speedway management  to find a date that would work and to avoid potential conflicts with other tracks or organizations.

The show will include the make-up "B" Main followed by the $2,500 to win 25 lap MACH 1 Challenge event.  The eighteen cars that qualified through the heat race events will line up in this order.   25 Josh Weller, 22 Troy Betts, 08 Jason Clauss, 4 Jimmy Stitzel, 28F Davie Franek, 25 Aaron Ott, 7 Ed Aikin, 27 Greg Hodnett, 4R Kevin Nouse,, 56 Randy West, 9D Kevin Darling, 88B Andy Best, 2W Glendon Forsythe, 7C Chad Trout, M1 Mark Smith, 5G Curt Michael, 21T Scott Fisher, 8C Brian Carber.

The "B" Main line-up includes  27 Jay Galloway,  28 Keith Prutzman, 5 Tyler Ross, 98 Joe Trenca, 17J Jonathan Swanson, 12 Mark Bittinger, 97 Brie Hershey, 77w Will Eggimann, 9 Wes Irwin, 79 Jordan Thomas, 12B Brad Franks, 16 Matt Campbell, 38 Mark Strickler, 14 Anthony Fiore.

The 358 sprint weekly Lincoln competitors will have a complete show to be part of  as well on July 11.    For the 360 sprint drivers already in the feature line-up or scheduled to start the "B"Main, four complimentary pit passes will be provided to each team.     360 sprint drivers planning to complete in the show are required to  confirm their participation to receive their pit passes.    To confirm your participation and pit passes, please call Bob Miller at 443 513 4456.  It is required that the 360 driver pre-enter to receive their pit passes.

Although there is no perfect solution, we feel this is the best approach to get the show completed in 2015.      We thank the competitors and Lincoln Speedway for helping us to make this happen.


Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series News

Mechanicsburg, PA June 16, 2015

This weekend Williams Grove Speedway’s seventh show of the 16-race schedule will feature the Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman, Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models and Aquafun Pools Street Stocks.

Last Saturday Scott Geesey from Wellsville scored a dominating victory in the Super Sportsman main event.  Geesey is second on the Saturday Night Series all-time leading winner’s list with 13 victories.

In the 358 Late Model division Dan Zechman won his second of the year, the third of his career.  The Hanover competitor led every lap of the race.

The Street Stocks had two features.  In the first race rookie driver Ryan Smith made his first visit to Williams Grove’s victory lane.  In the second feature Steven Dove from Lebanon held off a late surge by Craig Morgan to capture his initial triumph of 2015.  The victory is the second of Dove’s career.

Joining Saturday night’s show will be the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing photo shoot.  The museum will have several restored vintage race cars in the infield area.  Fans will be able to photograph the cars and have an up-close view of racing equipment from years past.  Williams Grove Speedway management will donate their half of the 50/50 money to the museum.

Saturday evening racing action begins at 7 PM.  Adult admission remains at six dollars with children 12 and under free.

For more information on all activities at Williams Grove Speedway please go to the track’s web site at www.williamsgrove.com or visit the speedway’s Facebook page.



Greg Hodnett Expected To Join The Field For This Weekend’s Race

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The 15th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars is expected to draw a talented field of drivers chasing after the $10,000 top prize to win the 35-lap main event sanctioned with the United Racing Club this Saturday, June 20, at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove, one of the nation’s leading 410 sprint car winners this season, is tentatively scheduled to compete in this weekend’s lucrative event offering a purse exceeding $35,000, one of the largest of any 360 sprint car race in the United States.  Finishing second in the race will earn a driver $5,000, with $1,000 posted for a 10th-place finish, and $500 just to start the race.

One of Hodnett’s 10 wins this season was in the Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway  May 24. He is slated to be one of the guests on this Thursday’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 airing 5-6 p.m.

A new qualifying format will be utilized for this year’s race, including one round of sprint car heat races that will award passing points to determine the starting lineup for the A-main.

Track gates will open at 5 p.m., with racing slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. The pro stocks will also be on the racing card.

The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, June 21, at 7 p.m.
In 358-360 sprint car Open history at Selinsgrove Speedway, 14 races have produced nine different winners since 2001.

TJ Stutts of Liverpool won the inaugural race in 2001 and scored victories in 2003 and 2013. In Pat Cannon of Etters, however, was the first three-time winner of the 358-360 sprint car Open in 2012. Cannon’s other  victories were in 2007 and 2008.

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.

In last year’s Open, 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 360 sprint car racing at the speedway this season, defending track champion Mark Smith of Sunbury has four wins and leads the Mach 1 Chassis points standings over defending United Racing Club champion and one-time Selinsgrove winner this year Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J. Eric Tomacek of Abbottstown returned to sprint car racing this season and has one win at the track. Stutts, the only winner this season who has previously won the Open, took the victory in last weekend’s Joe Whitcomb Memorial.


Weikert’s Livestock Unveils Title Sponsorship Of Port Royal Sprint Cars



Port Royal – Weikert’s Livestock of Fairfield has taken ownership of title sponsorship of the 410 sprint car division at Port Royal Speedway as was announced Saturday night at the track.

Synonymous with sprint car racing in the annals of history, the famous family business now in its third generation of ownership has proudly partnered with the track to fly the Port Royal sprint car flag.

“We’re awful proud of what we do and what we’ve accomplished,” says Weikert’s Livestock owner and president Todd Weikert of the day-to-day operations at the multi-million dollar firm.

“And we’re just as proud of Port Royal for what it’s become over the last five years and a stronger relationship with Port Royal just makes good sense for us,” Weikert says.

In late April, Todd Weikert announced in conjunction with Port Royal officials that the annual, prestigious Bob Weikert Memorial will expand to a two-day format at the historic oval in 2016, spanning the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The Weikert name rose to prominence on the back of the famed Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 sprint car during the decades of the 1970s, 80s and early 90s.

With the car campaigning from coast to coast including at Port Royal, experiencing unprecedented success, Bob Weikert’s forays in the sport laid groundwork for the current prosperity being experienced at Weikert’s Livestock

Weikert’s Livestock buys and sells cattle from coast to coast with more than 50-percent of its clientele placed west of the Mississippi.

“A big part of our clients are race enthusiasts,” says Todd Weikert, “It’s a network.”

In addition to the commerce they conduct in the livestock trade, the firm also owns and operates some 600 acres of farmland in south central Pennsylvania.



SELINSGROVE, Pa. – TJ Stutts of Liverpool and Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., engaged in another thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle that was reminiscent of a race Franek won a few weeks ago, only this time it was Stutts who rolled into Victory Lane for the first time this season Saturday night in the 30-lap Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The $2,571 win, which made him the first four-time winner of the Whitcomb Memorial, was Stutts’ 21st career in 358-360 sprint car racing at the track.

Mark Smith of Sunbury was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 17.307 (110.16 average mph).

Jeff Rine of Danville returned to Selinsgrove and scored his third win of the season and 94th career at the track in the 25-lap late model main event.

Brad Mitch of McClure checked out from the field to score his second 15-lap pro stock main of the year, while Keith Bissinger of Orangeville won his first race of the year in his first time out this season in the 12-lap roadrunner event.

Stutts started on the pole and drove into the lead in the sprint car feature but his drive to Victory Lane was anything but easy. Early in the race, second-place starter Derek Locke raced in Stutts’s shadow while fourth-place starter Davie Franek made it a close three-car battle at the front of the pack.

The caution flag unfurled on lap two when Mark Smith’s car stopped on the track with wheel trouble. Smith was able to rejoin the race and made a charge back through the pack during the remaining 28 laps.

The race was stopped on lap 10 when Jared Zimbardi flipped his sprint car in turn four. Zimbardi escaped injury. When the race resumed, an intense see-saw battle for the lead unfolded between Stutts and  Franek. The war on wheels was held up again when Michael Walter and John Braim were involved in a double flip in turn two. Both drivers were not injured.

During the second half of the race, Stutts and Franek raced side-by-side while Smith eventually made his way into the third position. At the checkered flag Stutts took the victory by 1.9 seconds over Franek, Smith, Locke, and Ryan Kissinger.

Outside front row starter Hayes Mattern dueled with polesitter Danny Snyder for the early lead in the super late model feature. Mattern pulled into the front spot and stretched his lead during the first half of the race over fourth-place starter Donnie Schick.

At the halfway point, ninth-place starter Jeff Rine stormed into the runner up position and set his sights on Mattern. On the 14th circuit, Rine caught Mattern and made the winning pass using the inside lane off turn four.

On lap 19, Schick withdrew from the race as seventh-place starter Steve Campbell began to show a lot of speed. At the finish, Rine was victorious by 5.2 seconds over Mattern, Campbell, eighth-place starter Jim Yoder, and 10th-place starter Chad Hollenbeck.

Polesitter Jake Buck powered into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature and was chased by fifth-place starter Brad Mitch for the first lap until Mitch made the winning pass in turn two. Once in front of the pack, Mitch checked out from the field while Buck contended with seventh-place starter Adam Campbell for the runner up position.

At the finish, Mitch was victorious by a full five seconds over Buck, Campbell, third-place starter Derrick Garman, and 10th-place starter Nathan Long.

Polesitter Dustin Snook and fourth-place starter Bob Bussey were dueling at the front of the pack when contact between the drivers allowed ninth-place starter Keith Bissinger to storm into the lead on the fifth circuit.

Bissinger kept his trademark green “tank” No. 11 at the front of the pack for the rest of the distance and scored the win by 1.8 seconds over John Fowler Jr., Snook, Jeff Ceballo, and Bussey.

360 Sprint Cars – 27 Entries
30-Lap A-Main:  1) 23 TJ Stutts ($2, 571) 2) 28F Davie Franek  3) 1 Mark Smith  4) 77 Derek Locke  5) 66 Ryan Kissinger  6) 49 Mike Walter  7) 99K Cody Keller  8) 29 Jason Shultz  9) 19 Colby Womer  10) 87 George Suprick  11) C4 Jim Shuster  12) 47 Kyle Drum  13) 29S Derek Steward  14) 2 Steve Hutchinson  15) 54J Dave Just  16) 49S Mallie Shuster  17) 17 Sam Reakes  18) 33W Michael Walter II  19) 44 John Braim  20) 1W Eric Tomecek  21) 79 Jordan Thomas  22) 35 Jared Zimbardi  23) 25G Tyler Graves  24) 39 Eric Parker  25) 54JR Scott Just  26) 76 Larry Kelleher  27) 67 Steve Collins
Heat Winners:  Mark Smith, Ryan Kissinger, Davie Franek
Time Trials:  1) 1 Mark Smith 17.307  2) 29 Jason Shultz 17.466  3) 23 TJ Stutts 17.473  4) 49 Mike Walter 17.679  5) 67 Steve Collins  6) 87 George Suprick 17.759  7) 47 Kyle Drum 17.762  8) 77 Derek Locke 17.771  9) 28F Davie Franek 17.787  10) 19 Colby Womer 17.790  11) 66 Ryan Kissinger 17.808  12) 35 Jared Zimbardi 17.826  13) 99K Cody Keller 17.846  14) C4 Jim Shuster 17.856  15) 33W Michael Walter II 17.883  16) 44 John Braim 17.917  17) 79 Jordan Thomas 17.997  18) 1W Eric Tomecek 18.008  19) 39 Eric Parker 18.018  20) 76 Larry Kelleher 18.073  21) 49S Mallie Shuster 18.115  22) 17 Sam Reakes 18.126  23) 54JR Scott Just 18.307  24) 29S Derek Steward 18.376  25) 54J Dave Just 18.565  26) 2 Steve Hutchinson Jr. 18.606  27) 25G Tyler Graves 18.639

Late Models – 18 Entries   
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine  2) 9 Hayes Mattern  3) 2 Steve Campbell  4) 27 Jim Yoder  5) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  6) 1F Coleby Frye  7) 61 Ken Trevitz  8) 99Z Dave Zona  9) 33C Chris Casner  10) 7M Meade Hahn  11) 45 Eric Hons  12) 6 Donnie Schick  13) 10 Dave Stamm  14) 24J Jon Rohacevich  15) 4S Danny Snyer  16) 93 Pancho Lawler  17) 41 Derrick Casner  18) 0 Larry Baer
Heat Winners:  Hayes Mattern, Jeff Rine

Pro Stocks – 17 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 10M Brad Mitch  2) 6C Jake Buck  3) 2C Adam Campbell  4) 11 Derrick Garman  5) 63 Nathan Long  6) 8M Brandon Moser  7) 99 Kyle Bachman  8) 26 AJ Stroup  9) 8S Andrew Shoop  10) 28 Dan Condo  11) 55 Matt Hornberger  12) 14C Bill Conrad  13) 4 Jim Conrad  14) 28J Jeff Ceballo  15) 83 Matt Wilson  16) G3 Jim Gearhart  17) 71 Kurt Wray
Heat Winners:  Adam Campbell, Brandon Moser

Roadrunners – 10 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 11 Keith Bissinger  2) 02 John Fowler  3) 15 Dustin Snook  4) 28 Curtis Lawton  5) 76 Bob Bussey  6) 7 Butch Shaffer  7) 12 Tom Underwood 8) F14 Ed Capper  9) 31B Brandon Shultz  10) 8K Jeremy Kline DNS



SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will honor the memory of sprint car driver Joe Whitcomb with the 12th running of the Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 358-360 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 13, sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour.  The super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will also be on the racing card. 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 $225 to start.  Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format for the special event.   

The June 13 event will carry the second-ever sanction by the Patriot 360 sprint car tour based in Sodus, N.Y.  The race will allow both the Patriot Sprint Tour and Selinsgrove Speedway tire and wing rules. 358 sprint car teams will also be permitted to compete with the Patriot group.

In last year’s Whitcomb Memorial, TJ Stutts of Liverpool (2014, 2012, 2011) became the third driver to win the race three times after a thrilling wheel-to-wheel duel with Mark Smith of Sunbury.

Pat Cannon of Etters (2013, 2010, 2009) and Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2008, 2007, 2006) are the other two drivers who have won the tribute race three times.  Other previous winners include Nate Snyder of Halifax (2004) and Kevin Nagy of East Brunswick, N.J. (2005).

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 of Harrisburg.  Whitcomb also won sprint car races at Williams Grove and Bridgeport Speedways during his racing career.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will present a program of go kart and 125 micro sprint car racing at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12.

The A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock 20 that was rained out on May 30 has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 27.


Selinsgrove Speedway
360 sprint cars
June 6
1. Mark Smith  1900
2. T.J. Stutts  1750
3. Davie Franek 1720
4. Eric Tomecek  1430
5. R. Stillwaggon 1410
6. Derek Locke  1400
6. Jason Shultz 1400
8. Cody Keller  1330
9. Ryan Kissinger 1320
10. Colby Womer  1220

Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
June 6
1. Brian Montieth 3935
2. Alan Krimes 3775
3. Cory Haas 3590
4. Kyle Moody 3445
5. F. Rahmer 3420
6. R. Kendall 3380
7. Austin Hogue 3365
8. Jim Siegel 3300
9. Danny Dietrich 3205
10. B. Rahmer3065
358 sprint cars
1. Doug Hammaker 2630
2. T. Rittenhouse Jr. 2480
3. Matt Campbell 2470
4. Brie Hershey 2440
5. Cody Fletcher 2395
6. Jeff Rohrbaugh 2395
7. Cole Young 2380
8. Matt Findley 2360
9. Chandler Leiby 2210
10. Ashley Cappetta 2210



ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/6/2015 – Danny Dietrich was hearing things at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

And that was good, because it kept his elbows up in a 35-lap feature that paid $7,000 to win and an automatic starting spot in the September 26th Lincoln “Dirt Classic” paying $20,000 to win.

“I don’t how far ahead I was,” said Dietrich after scoring his second Lincoln win of the year and 25th of his career in the Pigeon Hills, “When you get out front there you think you hear people. I thought Stevie was under me in turn four that one lap. I kinda moved down on the straightaway because I thought I heard somebody.”

Second place Stevie Smith, who wasn’t as close as Dietrich thought, got into Dietrich’s dirty air every time he tried to pull close, and settled for the runner-up spot 1.9 seconds behind Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Hickory Run Orchards/Weikert’s Livestock #48.

After gathering points through time trials and qualifiers that saw the early time trailers start at the back of their respective heats, Dietrich (ninth in time trials and winner of his heat) drew the number three pill for the redraw at the front of the feature field.

Polesitter and early-race leader Kyle Moody was nearly collected and did a “360” to keep moving when Brent Marks spun out on turn four of lap six. At the time, Moody had a three-second lead. Just before the caution, Dietrich caught Ott for the runner-up spot.

Moody led the next seven laps before Dietrich slid under him exiting turn two of lap 14. Dietrich led the rest of the way, and Moody did another “360” under green on turn four of lap 14, just before being collected by a spun-out Tim Glatfelter in turn one to end his night.

Ott assumed second for the restart, but Stevie Smith drove around the Bruner’s Service Center for second on lap 22. At the time, Dietrich was 1.53 seconds ahead. Smith did his best to close on the leader, and Dietrich, feeling the pressure, had one close call trying to clear Adam Wilt with only a few laps to go.

“I had to kinda push the issue with Adam,” explained Dietrich, “But I had to get moving. I wasn’t going to drive into him, but I had to press the issue and it worked out for us. Here we are.”

“Stevie’s fast every time he hits the track,” said Dietrich, “It feels good to beat him because his winning percentage is pretty darn good…a lot better than ours. To beat Stevie and Greg and Brian and Aaron…all those guys…it’s just awesome to get a win on the big stage here tonight.”

Ott settled for third, with tenth-starting Brian Montieth coming home fourth. New one-lap track record holder Lucas Wolfe crossed fifth. Sixth through tenth were Greg Hodnett, 12th-starting Alan Krimes, 14th-starting Niki Young, Lance Dewease, and 16th-starting Freddie Rahmer.

Heats for the 410’s were won by Billy Dietrich, Marks, Moody, and Danny Dietrich, with Austin Hogue winning the consolation. Fast time in time trials over the 33-car field was set by Lucas Wolfe with a record-setting one-lap time 12.719 seconds (106.140 MPH). Brent Marks won the “Fans Choice” Dash.

Lincoln Speedway points series leader Doug Hammaker became the first repeat winner of 2015 in the 20-lap “358” sprint feature. And he did it in dramatic fashion, sliding polesitter and race-long leader Ryan Higgins in heavy lapped traffic on the final two turns to the checkered flag.

Higgins, shooting for his first career win, settled for second, with 11th-starting Kevin Nouse, Cody Fletcher, and Tyler Esh rounding out the top five. Adrian Shaffer, who did a “360” in turn four while racing with Higgins for the lead with six laps to go, lost several spots but came back to finish sixth.

Heats for the 30 358’s were won by Hammaker, Matt Campbell, and John Braim, with Jeff Rohrbaugh winning the consolation.

410 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (35 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($7,000); 2. 51S-Stevie Smith; 3. 25-Aaron Ott; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 92-Niki Young; 9. 14-Lance Dewease; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 11C-Cory Haas; 13. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 14. 52-Austin Hogue; 15. 44-Chase Dietz; 16. 35-Steve Owings; 17. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 18. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 19. 19M-Brent Marks; 20. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 21. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 22. 99M-Kyle Moody (DNF); 23. 39-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 24. 37-JJ Grasso (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Kyle Moody (1-13), Danny Dietrich (14-35)

358 SPRINTS FINISH (20 laps) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 13-Ryan Higgins; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 7. 97-Brie Hershey; 8. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 9. 17-Cole Young; 10. 16-Matt Campbell; 11. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 12. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 13. 119-Chandler Leiby; 14. 5-Phil Walter; 15. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 16. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 17. 90-Jordon Givler; 18. 21-CJ Tracey; 19. 28-Matt Findley; 20. 5A-Brian Allman; 21. 00-Chris Frank; 22. 44-John Braim (DNF); 23. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 24. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Ryan Higgins (1-19), Doug Hammaker (20)


Super Sportsman points
As of June 6
1. Frankie Herr 2790
2. Scott Dellinger 2680
3. Scott Geesey 2545
4. Jay Fannasy 2520
5. B. Hockenberry 2235
6. Mike Enders 2085
7. R. Eichelberger 2045
8. Russ Mitten 2040
9. Chad Criswell 2000
10. Chad Trout 1895


Madman Ballou Storms To Port Royal USAC Sprints Victory

Buckwalter Drives Heffner To ARDC Checkers



Port Royal – The national stars of USAC blew through Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night for the Eastern Storm, with “The Madman,” Robert Ballou of Rocklin, Calif., taking the 30-lap, $6,000 victory in a cushion-pounding performance.

In the 20-lap ARDC Midget main it was Steve Buckwalter of Royersford driving Mike Heffner’s No. 27 midget taking the victory from deep in the field.

The victory was Buckwalter’s third at the track this season counting a pair of sprint car wins earlier.  It was also car owner Heffner’s third midget win of the season with as many drivers.

Point leader Eric Irving of Petersburg overtook Andrew Yoder in the 20-lap championship for econo late models to close out the night.

Some 28 USAC National Sprint Cars entered competition for the Port Royal leg of the 2015 Eastern Storm Series with “The Throttle,” Shane Cottle of Kokomo, Ind., setting quick time in track record form for a wingless 410 sprint.

Cottle set the mark at 18.997 seconds however he failed to qualify through his heat race, instead driving into the feature through the B Main.

The 30-lap USAC feature began with Landon Simon of Tipp City, Oh., and Logan Jarrett of Kokomo, Ind., lined up on the front row with Tracy Hines and Ballou in row two.

Only one caution flag slowed the hectic non-wing pace, on the 14th tour.

Prior to that time, Simon took the lead at the start with Jarrett falling backwards while former USAC champion Hines raced into second.

Ballou slid backward at the beginning of the event, giving way to Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown, Ind., as Hines worked on the leader for control.

But Simon was up to the task, driving what by all accounts was the race of his career to date, using both sides of the speedway to maintain control.

Meanwhile, Ballou seemed stalled in fifth until just before the lone caution, when he motored into fourth.

And on the restart, the 26-year old went to work driving to the front, pounding the cushion into submission to ride by Stockon for third on the 15th tour before blasting past Hines with 12 laps to go.

Once Ballou got his pace going, his power on the cushion was clear and he used that speed and a run into the first turn to take the lead.

He dropped down from the second turn rough on the 19th tour to steer his No. 12 inside of Simon on the backchute to take the lead as the pair powered into the third corner.

With the lead, Ballou pulled away from any challenges during the final 10 laps although Stockon did have designs on the checkers.

He got by Simon for second with three laps to go and ran down Ballou’s advantage before the finish, still falling short of the top spot at the end by 1.072 seconds and closing.

Simon ended up with a podium in third followed by Hines, New Castle, Ind., and Jon Stanbrough, Avon, Ind.

Sixth through 10th went to Dave Darland, Lincoln, Ind.; defending Eastern Storm and National USAC champion Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, Ok.; Justin Grant, Ione, Calif.; Logan Jarrett, Kokomo, Ind.; and Shane  Cottle, Kokomo, Ind.

Heats went to Bacon, Ballou and Darland with Stanbrough taking the B Main.

Jim Radney led at the start of the ARDC Midget main with Ryan Greth racing in second.

Steve Buckwalter started 11th in the field and roared to the front, racing fourth on just the third lap.

He methodically drove by the cars of Brett Wanner, Greth and then leader Radney on the seventh tour to take command and check out on the field for the win.

Radney rode home second followed by Greth, Bruce Buckwalter Jr., and Steve Drevicki.

Heats for the 15-car field went to Trevor Kobylarz and Greth.

Kobylarz fell out of third in the feature event with five laps to go after spinning in the fourth turn while trying to race into second spot.

Point leader Eric Irvin started eighth in the econo late model feature while second starter Andrew Yoder took the lead.

Yoder set the pace through nearly the entire race until getting bottled up in traffic with two laps to go.

Upon running up on a backmarker on the frontchute, the pair made contact with both cars turning sideways while Irving motored by into the lead after taking second on the fifth tour.

Irvin went on to claim the win by a margin of 1.291seconds over Yoder, Tim Fedder, Harold Ranck and Shaun Miller.

Heats went to Shaun Miller and Jared Fulkroad.

Race Results:
Feature Finishes

USAC 410 sprints, 30 laps: 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Landon Simon, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Justin Grant, 9. Logan Jarrett, 10. Shane Cottle, 11. C.J. Leary, 12. Chris Windom, 13. Aaron Farney, 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 15. Kyle Cummins, 16. Trevor Kobylarz, 17. Chad Boespflug, 18. Jarett Andretti, 19. J.R. Berry, 20. Joey Biasi, 21. Casey Shuman, 22. Isaac Chapple.

Econo late models, 20 laps: 1. Eric Irvin, 2. Andrew Yoder, 3. Tim Fedder, 4. Harold Ranck, 5. Shaun Miller, 6. Troy Miller, 7. Jared Fulkroad, 8. Bobby Ballentine, 9. Rod Stroup, 10. Garrett Gray, 11. Curt Dunn, 12. Jason Nace, 13. Chase Bowsman, 14. Dylan Stake, 15. Devin Hart

ARDC Midgets, 20 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Jim Radney, 3. Ryan Greth, 4. Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 5. Steve Drevicki, 6. Brett Arndt, 7. PJ Gargiulo, 8. Brett Wanner, 9. Trevor Kobylarz, 10. Nick Wean, 11. Shawn Jackson, 12. PJ Pavlich, 13. Jim Jackson, 14. Brian Gilmore, 15. Mark Gilmore



SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Wherever Mark Smith travels to race this season – Florida, Pennsylvania, even Canada – the Sunbury driver seems to have no problem finding Victory Lane. For the fourth time this season at Selinsgrove Speedway, Smith scored a thrilling victory over TJ Stutts of Liverpool by just .64 of a second in Saturday’s 25-lap United Racing Club 360 sprint car feature.

Driving the Mach 1 Chassis house car, Smith collected $2,000 for his seventh overall victory this year and 14th career in 358-360 sprint car racing at the speedway.

Chad Hollenbeck of Kingsley pulled off a last-lap, last-turn pass by Gene Knaub of York for his first career super late model win at Selinsgrove Speedway in the division’s 25-lap main event, while Nathan Long of Selinsgrove held off Andrew Shoop of Mifflintown for his second win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will hold the Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The 30-lap tribute race will pay $2,571 to win and will be sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour. Joining the sprint cars on the racing card will be the super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Second-place starter Jason Shultz drove into a convincing early lead at the start of the sprint car feature. Shultz was chased by polesitter Robbie Stillwaggon while fifth-place starter Mark Smith dueled with third-place starter Ryan Kissinger.

On lap seven, Smith got by Stillwaggon for second  and started to navigate his way through traffic to catch Shultz. The race was stopped on lap 13 when Mallie Shuster’s car flipped out over the second turn guardrail. Shuster escaped injury.

When the race resumed, Shultz led Smith and ninth-place starter TJ Stutts back to the green flag. Exiting turn two, Smith made the winning pass using the inside lane. Two laps later, Stutts advanced to second and closed in on Smith in the final laps.

On the final lap, Stutts almost got alongside of Smith to challenge for the lead and win. At the checkered flag, Smith was victorious by .64 of a second over Stutts, Shultz, Stillwaggon, and Kissinger.

Outside front row starter Gene Knaub powered into the lead at the start of the late model feature and was chased by polesitter Hayes Mattern and third-place starter Tony Adams. Knaub stretched his lead to nearly a straightaway during the first half of the race as fifth-place starter Chad Hollenbeck started making his way through the pack.

A hard battle unfolded for the second spot between Mattern and Hayes. However, by lap seven, Hollenbeck advanced to second and set his sites on Knaub while eighth-place starter Jim Yoder raced into the third position.

In the final laps, Hollenbeck reeled in Knaub and was in striking distance on the final circuit. Racing off turn four for the checkered flag, Hollenbeck made a thrilling inside pass for the lead and scored his first win by only .14 of a second over Knaub, Yoder, Dave Zona, and Coleby Frye.

In the pro stock feature, third-place starter Nate Stroup led the first three laps until 11th-place starter Nathan Long stormed into the lead with an inside pass in turn three. At the halfway point, 12th-place starter Andrew Shoop advanced to second and began to pressure Long for the lead.

At one point, Shoop pulled alongside of Long in a bid for the lead to no avail. At the checkered flag, Long was victorious by just .47 of a second over Shoop, Adam Campbell, Dave Brouse Jr., and Jim Payne.

360 Sprint Cars 25-Lap A-Main:  1) 1 Mark Smith  2) 23 TJ Stutts  3) 29 Jason Shultz  4) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon  5) 66 Ryan Kissinger  6) 99K Cody Keller  7) Josh Weller  8) 28F Davie Franek  9) 77 Derek Locke  10) 25E Tyler Ross  11) 39 Eric Parker  12) 22 Troy Betts 13) 08 Jason Clauss  14) 19 Colby Womer  15) 79 Jordan Thomas  16) M16 Justin Hoffman  17) 12B Brad Franks  18) C4 Jim Shuster  19) 29S Derek Steward  20) 49 Mike Walter  21) 2L Art Liedl  22) 5G Curt Michael  23) 49S Mallie Shuster  24) 1W Eric Tomecek

Late Models 25-Lap A-Main:  1) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  2) 1 Gene Knaub  3) 27 Jim Yoder  4) 99Z Dave Zona  5) 1F Coleby Frye  6) 61 Ken Trevitz  7) 7M Meade Hahn 8) 6 Donnie Schick  9) 76 Andy Haus  10) 33C Chris Casner  11) 9 Hayes Mattern  12) 4P Patrick Bryner  13) 88 Tony Adams  14) 11 Jason Schmidt  15) 88T Ernie Millon  16) 10 Dave Stamm  17) 2 Steve Campbell  18) 21 Dave Brouse Sr.  19) 4S Danny Snyder  20) 0 Larry Baer  21) 24J Jon Rohacevich
Heat Winners: Gene Knaub, Hayes Mattern, Jim Yoder

Pro Stocks 15-Lap A-Main:  1) 63 Nathan Long  2) 8S Andrew Shoop  3) 2C Adam Campbell  4) 14 Dave Brouse Jr.  5) 4 Jim Payne  6) 26 AJ Stroup  7) 40 Tommy Slanker  8) 55 John Troxell  9)99 Kyle Bachman  10) 33 Curtis Lawton  11) 88 Matt Hornberger  12) 26S Nate Stoup  13) 28 Dan Condo  14) 6 Nate Herman  15) 99H Peanut Heintzelman  16) 8M Brandon Moser  17) 6C Jake Buck  18) 14C Bill Conrad  19) G3 Jim Gearhart  20) 11 Derrick Garman  21) 83 Matt Wilson  22) 71 Kurt Wray


All Stars Sprints Poised For Another Williams Grove Run Friday

PASS 305 sprints join All Stars for Williams Grove battle with Posse!



Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars this Friday night, June 12 at 7:30 pm.

The PASS 305 sprints are also on the racing program.

The match up between the All Stars and the Pennsylvania Posse will be the second and final appearance of the season by the circuit at the track and the show is highly anticipated after a rather successful April stint in the area by the travelers.

One of the All Stars invaders, Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver led the first half of the Williams Grove main event back in April before packing a wheel and falling off the pace.

Greg Hodnett went on to claim the victory.

Holtgraver will be just one of a batch of top-notch All Stars to return to the Williams Grove wars next Friday, gunning for the $5,000 top prize in the 30-lap feature event.

Also pitside will be perennial All Stars champion Dale Blaney, who finished third at the track in April.

Also expected to reappear for the June show are past champions Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Greg Wilson along with the likes of up and comers Parker Price-Miller and Sheldon Haudenschild, Ryan Smith, Cody Darrah and more.

Adult general admission for the show is $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.  

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

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on the night will be donated to The American Red Cross as they will be conducting a blood drive at the track during the night.

The June 12 All Stars show will be another in the 2015 Hoosier Diamond Series at the track.

And given the type of contingent traveling with the All Stars in 2015, the potential for a first-ever win at Williams Grove by a bona-fide All Star in an All Star event seems quite viable.

To date, no such event has occurred, with the score currently sitting at 29-0 for the PA Posse since All Stars competition began at the oval in 1970.

The Williams Grove Saturday Series featuring the super sportsman continues on Saturdays during the summer months with race time at 7 pm each week.


Port Royal $10 General Admission Fan Appreciation Night Is Saturday



Port Royal – This Saturday night, June 13 will be Fan Appreciation Night at Port Royal Speedway, offering the low, low price of JUST $10 adult general admission for a show of 410 sprints, super late models, River Valley Builders 305 sprints and Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.

The night will also include the FNB of Mifflintown Kids Money Scramble on the frontstretch when some $500 in silver coins will be scattered for youth ages 12 and under to gather.

Racing action begins at 7 pm with gates opening at 5 pm.

Now at the midpoint of the season, Mechanicsburg’s Lucas Wolfe currently leads the 410 sprint point standings by a few hundred points over Mike Wagner.

Local Mitch Hack currently has just a five-point lead in the super late model points over defending track titlist Mike Lupfer of Shermansdale.

The 305 sprint standings currently list Nathan Gramley on top with a tie in the xtreme stock points between Jason Zook and Pete Leister.

Coming up next Saturday, June 20 at 7 pm, it will be Moon Shine Camo Night at Port Royal with the UFO Late Models hitting the speedway for a 35-lap, $3,000 to win event that should include some of the biggest stars in area late model action.

Drivers expected to compete include Brian Tavenner, Winchester, VA; Jerry Bard, Shippensburg; Dan Stone, Thompson; Keith Jackson, Martinsburg, WV; and more.

The 410 sprints and Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 econo late models are also on the program.

It will also be Camera & Autograph Night at the track, offering general admission ticket holders complimentary access to the pits from 5 – 6 pm.


Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint Car points
June 5
1. Greg Hodnett 2500
2. Brian Montieth 2240
3. Danny Dietrich 2040
4. Lucas Wolfe 2035
5. Lance Dewease 1720
6. Cory Haas 1705
7. Brent Marks 1555
8. Aaron Ott 1500
9. S. Buckwalter 1480
10. Austin Hogue 1430


Kreitz And Michael Score Exciting Williams Grove Sprint Wins



Mechanicsburg – Don Kreitz Jr. scored the 61st sprint car win of his Williams Grove Speedway career on Friday night and the 200th overall of his life by taking an exciting victory over Steve Buckwalter after allowing Buckwalter to take the lead away mid-race.

In the companion 25-lap URC Sprint main an amazing battle at the front between four cars as the race finished thrilled the fans with Curt Michael coming out on top for his second club win of the season.

Kreitz started on the pole of the 410 sprint feature with Austin Hogue racing second.

Hogue challenged Kreitz briefly early before falling backward as Buckwalter charged into contention.

Kreitz entered the backmarkers on the 10th tour with Buckwalter chasing furiously and as Kreitz struggled with lapped cars, Buckwalter made repeated attempts to snare the top spot.

Buckwalter zipped around the cushion on the 20th lap to drive into control and bring the field back to the stripe just before the races only caution flag unfurled for Hogue, who shredded a tire.

Kreitz lined up second for the restart with Aaron Ott in third and when action resumed Buckwalter went low to protect the bottom.

But Buckwalter’s attempts at low-slung lines didn’t hold up for long as Kreitz pounded on his rear bumper and retook the lead for the win with three laps to go.

After reclaiming control, Kreitz streaked away from Buckwalter to take the victory worth over $3,600.

Lucas Wolfe charged into third during the final circuits with Ott finishing fourth and Lance Dewease finishing fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Brent Marks, Brian Montieth and Ryan Smith.

Heats for the 28-car field went to Smith, Kreitz and Dewease.  There was no consolation.

ESS invader Jason Barney took the lead from the pole in the URC Sprint feature, chased by Larry Kelleher and Steve Buckwalter.

Kelleher muscled by Barney for the lead on the eighth lap with Buckwalter following him into second on the 11th tour.

At the same time, Mark Smith and Curt Michael started making noise inside the top five.

Buckwalter dogged Kelleher until the 17th circuit when he took over the lead.

Mark Smith pushed his mount into second with six laps to go but just then Michael charged into third using the low line and soon pounced on Smith for second with a pair of laps to go.

A caution flag shortly after the two-to-go sign slowed the hectic pace and change of positions and placed Michael on Buckwalter’s bumper for a final dash to the checkers.

Just like he had done in the previous main, Buckwalter tried defense when action resumed and he was able to hold off Michael back to the white flag but Michael shot his No. 5G under Buckwalter as the pair set their cars into the first corner.

Michael came out of the fracas with the lead and win while Mark Smith got by Buckwalter to steal second.

It was the Ocean View, Delaware, driver’s third victory in Williams Grove URC competition, worth $2,000.

Buckwalter was relegated to third followed by Aaron Ott and Kelleher.

Sixth through 10th went to Greg Hodnett, Barney, Tyler Ross, Glenndon Forsythe and Robbie Stillwaggon.

Heats for the 42-car field went to Ott, Hodnett, Chuck Hebing and Mark Smith.

Josh Weller scored the consolation race.

June 5, 2015 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Don Kreitz Jr., 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Aaron Ott, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Danny Dietrich, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Brent Marks, 9. Brian Montieth, 10. Ryan Smith, 11. Mark Smith, 12. Curt Stroup, 13. Freddie Rahmer, 14. Pat Cannon, 15. Cory Haas, 16. Kyle Reinhardt, 17. Frankie Herr, 18. Daryl Stimeling, 19. Troy Fraker, 20. Austin Hogue, 21. Tim Glatfelter, 22. Glenndon Forsythe, 23. Ryan Wilson, 24. Rodney Westhafer

URC sprints, 25 laps: 1. Curt Michael, 2. Mark Smith, 3. Steve Buckwalter, 4. Aaron Ott, 5. Larry Kelleher, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Jason Barney, 8. Tyler Ross, 9. Glenndon Forsythe, 10. Robbie Stillwaggon, 11. Ryan Kissinger, 12. Chuck Hebing, 13. Tim Wagaman, 14. Cody Lehman, 15. Davie Franek, 16. Eric Tomecek, 17. Josh Weller, 18. Troy Betts, 19. Derek Locke, 20. Mark Bitner, 21. Bryn Gohn, 22. Justin Hoffman, 23. Keith Prutzman, 24. Mallie Shuster, 25. David Swanson



HANOVER, PA (6/5/2015) – David Holbrook saw near disaster become the race-winning move in scoring the first sprint car win of his career at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

The former micro-sprint driver from Parkton, MD started beside polesitter Cody Fletcher and chased him for the first 20 non-stop laps of Friday’s 358 sprint car feature before the leaders collided with a lapped car on the backstretch of lap 21, resulting in a Fletcher flip and stacking up the five cars racing for the lead.

Fletcher was uninjured, but done for the night.  Although all the leaders made contact with each other, no one else stopped and the cars running second through fifth became the cars running first through fourth.

Despite breaking a right rear shock, Holbrook assumed the lead for the restart and held off the challenges of hard-charger Brad McClelland over the final four laps to claim the win by .34 seconds.

“I had to hold the brake down and hit the gas at the same time,” said Holbrook upon exiting the Turning Stone Resort & Casino #77 in victory lane, “I didn’t know if I could hold Brad off, but it all worked out.”

“I want to thank Mike Paris for giving me a chance to race this car,” added Hobrook, “Without him, I’d still be racing micros.”

Crossing third was Dwight Leppo, with seventh-starting Isaac Sneeringer and Seth Kearchner completing the top five.

Qualifiers for the 11 “358” sprint cars were won by Sneeringer and McClelland.
358 SPRINT CARS FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 77-David Holbrook; 2. 6R-Brad McClelland; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 5. 30-Seth Kearchner; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 90-Jordan Givler; 8. 2-Denny Gross; 9. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 10. 6S-Bill Sherman (DNF); 11. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders: Cody Fletcher (1-20), David Holbrook (21-25)


Williams Grove Speedway Presents School’s Out Special Saturday Night

Mechanicsburg, PA June 3, 2015

The month of June means students across the Susquehanna Valley will be putting aside the pencils and commencing with summer recess.  To begin the summer of fun, this Saturday Williams Grove Speedway presents the first School’s Out Special as part of the Saturday Night Series.

The School’s Out program began as a math challenge to the students of South Mountain and Monroe elementary schools.  Students that successfully completed the program will attend the evening’s events.

Beginning at 5 PM, gates will open to all spectators.  The first 400 children to arrive at the infield tent will each receive a fun bag that contains activity packs, goodies, and coupons for free items to enjoy throughout the summer.  Wendy's, ABC West Bowling, Red Crown Bowling Center, The Pride of the Susquehanna, Wildwood Park, Alwine Nature Center, and Buffalo Wild Wings are some of the local businesses that contributed to the fun bag.

There will be race cars on display in the infield giving youngsters a close look at the racing equipment.  Drivers will be present to sign autographs.

Included in the entertainment will be face painting, piñatas, and relay races in the infield, along with an inflatable obstacle course. Buffalo Wild Wings will be on hand and will have a spinning wheel to give out prizes. The Buffalo Wild Wing Mascot will also be present.

Williams Grove Speedway will donate their half of the evening’s 50/50 money to the PTOs of Monroe and South Mountain elementary schools.

The young fans will watch racing action featuring the Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman, Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models and Aquafun Pools Street Stocks.  Last week Scott Dellinger won his first 2015 Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman main event.  Gene Knaub returned to the Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model victory lane for the second straight week.  In the Aquafun Pools Street Stocks Jeff Haag captured his third victory of the year.

Pit gates open this week at 4:30 PM.  Practice starts at 6:30 with the first qualifying event beginning at 7.



It is with great disappointment,  that rain will again force the cancellation of the  Eastern Storm USAC Non-Wing Sprint Tour for the second night in a row, this time taking its toll at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA.  

The weather is extremely unsettled and with a 50% or greater chance of rain throughout the day and  late into the night, the chances of completing this event are not favorable.  In 2014, we were up against very similar weather conditions and chose to battle Mother Nature and we lost.     So it is with the highest respect and consideration of both race fans and competitors that we make this decision.

The Lincoln Eastern Storm  event will be rescheduled when USAC returns in 2016  again offering a complete show plus the make-up features that were rained out in 2014.

For nine years, I have truly put my heart into trying to make the USAC Eastern Storm a success , promoting two or three of the tour events each year.    Like many race fans, I too want to see the race, but the weather is just not working to our advantage.

Although Friday night is open for USAC,  without the proper advance advertising of the rain date,  this is not a good option.  Other considerations also include that drivers in both divisions would also be faced with a  race date conflict at another track on Friday night.

Thank you for your support and strong interest in the USAC Eastern Storm.   With your help and the continued support of the current participating tracks who are part of the Eastern Storm, we will keep this non-wing excitement alive going forward.

Please watch for additional details as USAC and event promoters Bob Miller and Ray Herold set plans for the 2016 return of the USAC Eastern Storm.


Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
Mau 30
1. Brian Montieth 3605
2. Alan Krimes 3460
3. Cory Haas 3300
4. Kyle Moody 3205
5. R. Kendall 3135
6. F. Rahmer 3120
7. Austin Hogue 3085
8. Jim Siegel 3015
9. Danny Dietrich 2855
10. B. Rahmer 2800
358 sprints
1. Doug Hammaker 2280
2. T. Rittenhouse Jr. 2185
3. Matt Campbell 2170
4. Brie Hershey 2125
5. Jeff Rohrbaugh 2105
6. Matt Findley 2105
7. Cole Young 2075
8. Cody Fletcher 2065
9. Ashley Cappetta 1935
10. Kyle Denmyer 1930


URC Returns To Williams Grove Speedway Friday With 358/360 Sprint Challenge

25 Lap Mains Slated For Both 410 and URC Sprints



Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host a 358/360 sprint challenge sanctioned by the URC Sprints this Friday night, June 5 at 7:30 pm, along with a full program of Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints.

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

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

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on the night will be donated to Talbot Humane, an animal rescue group.

The URC 358/360 sprint challenge this week will go 25 laps in distance, paying $2,000 to win.

This week’s program for the 410 sprints will offer the chance for both lap and bonus money to any potential winner to go along with the posted $3,600 to win.

Only one URC program was held at Williams Grove in 2014 with Aaron Ott scoring the victory.

Prior to that, Mark Smith swept a pair of events in 2013.

June 12 will find the final appearance of the season by the revived All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints on the agenda.

A strong contingent of invaders is expected including Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Parker Price-Miller, Cody Darrah, Danny Holtgraver and more.

The All Stars show will be another in the 2015 Hoosier Diamond Series at the track and the PASS 305 sprints will also be on the card.

Of course, the Williams Grove Saturday Series featuring the super sportsman continues on Saturdays during the summer months with race time at 7 pm each week.


USAC Eastern Storm Blows Into Port Royal This Week With ARDC Midgets

Ruby & Ritchey Feted At EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion



Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will host the national stars of USAC wingless sprint car racing this Saturday night, June 6 at 7 pm.

The USAC Eastern Storm will hit the track along with the wingless ARDC Midgets.

A championship event for the Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 Econo Late Models is also slated.

The USAC program will be surrounded by the annual EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion that features dozens of restored racecars from both organizations on display before and during the show.

The 2015 Founders Awards will also be bestowed during the show, to veterans Elmer Ruby and Junior Ritchey.

Gates will open at 4 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at $7.

The USAC stars will vie in a 30-lap Eastern Storm feature event on Saturday, paying $6,000 to win.

Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon is the defending Port Royal event and Eastern Storm series champion.

The Port Royal show will be the fourth in the five-night 2015 USAC Eastern Storm tour.

The 2015 series kicks off at Grandview Speedway on June 2 before moving to Lincoln Speedway on June 3 and New Egypt Speedway on June 4 before climaxing at Susquehanna Speedway on June 7.

Other previous USAC winners at Port Royal, all in Eastern Storm competition, have been Dave Darland, 2013; and Damion Gardner, 2012.

Aside from a returning Bacon, other national stars expected to compete in this years Eastern Storm USAC tour include Shane Cottle, Kokomo, Ind.; Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind.; Chris Windom, Canton, Ill.; Chase Stockon, Elizabethtown, Ind.; Dave Darland, Lincoln, Ind.; and many more.


Scott Dellinger, Gene Knaub and Jeff Haag Win Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Features

Mechanicsburg, PA May 31, 2015

Rain, often the enemy of dirt-track racing, became a positive factor Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway.  A shower prior to qualifying, while delaying the racing program’s start, turned the racing surface into a multiple-groove racing wonderland.

Davey Walsh led the way at the start of the 20-lap Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman main.  Kenny Edkins, Steve Fannasy, Rich Eichelberger, and Jay Fannasy gave chase.  The event’s first caution arose during the third circuit when Scott Geesey came to a halt in turn two.

Walsh continued to lead with Edkins in close pursuit. Steve Fannasy, Eichelberger, Jay Fannasy, and ninth-place starter Scott Dellinger had a close fight for third.  At the race’s midway point, Dellinger shot into fourth using a three-wide pass at the exit of turn two.

The second and final caution occurred on lap 12.  Davey Walsh, Kenny Edkins, Scott Dellinger, and Steve Fannasy, following the restart, were in tight formation.  With five-laps remaining Dellinger swept into second position.  One lap later Dellinger used the low lane in turn four to become the new race leader.

Scott Dellinger, from Lewisberry, gained a comfortable lead.  A battle raged for second between Walsh, Steve Fanansy and Kenny Edkins.  Fannasy made a late push to capture second position.  At the finish Scott Dellinger won his fourth career Saturday Night Series feature by 15 lengths over Steve Fannasy, Kenny Edkins, Davey Walsh, and Scott Geesey.

Following the feature there was a protest on Scott Dellinger’s engine. There was a check of the head on his engine and Dellinger’s car passed the inspection.

Preliminaries for the 24 entries went to Geesey, Steve Wilbur and Doug Dodson.  Frankie Herr received the Sprint Aces Hard Charger award.

Sam Rial was on the pole for the launching of the 20-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model feature.  Ron Kline, Alan Sagi and Brad Shank occupied the next three positions.  Eleventh-place starter Gene Knaub was fifth by the completion of the opening circuit.  Two laps later Knaub, using an outside line, advanced into second.

A caution during the fourth lap erased Sam Rial’s five-length advantage.  With the race underway, Knaub moved to the low side of the speedway.  He pulled even with Rial on the back stretch.  Gene Knaub remained on the low side in turns three and four, passing Rial exiting turn four.

Gene Knaub drove away from the field.  Alan Sagi and Ron Kline fought for second with Sagi gaining the runner-up position.  Knaub, from Dover, won his 45th career Saturday Night Series feature by a straightaway over Alan Sagi.  Ron Kline was third, with Cam Zeigler in fourth and Les Hare crossed the line in fifth.  Hare’s car did not make weight at the scale and he was dropped to the rear of the finishing cars.  Scott Richwine finished in fifth.

Qualifying for the 21 cars went to Sagi, Hare and Wes Alleman.  Travis Mease was the winner of the Artwerks Hard Charger award.

Super Sportsman results 1. Scott Dellinger, 2. Steve Fannasy, 3. Kenny Edkins, 4. Davey Walsh, 5. Scott Geesey, 6. Jay Fannasy, 7. Frankie Herr, 8. Doug Dodson, 9. Duaine Smith, 10. Tony Jackson, 11. Chad Smith, 12. Steve Wilbur, 13. Bill Devine, 14. Nate Young, 15. Bobby Hockenberry, 16. Todd Leonard, 17. Rich Eichelberger, 18. Timmie Barrick, 19. Joe Bryson, 20. Lanny Hake, DNS: Chad Criswell, Justin Foster, Chad Trout, Russ Mitten

358 Late Model results 1. Gene Knaub, 2. Alan Sagi, 3. Ron Kline, 4. Cam Zeigler, 5. Scott Richwine, 6. Shaun Jones, 7. Travis Mease, 8. Jake Jones, 9. Dave Latsha, 10. Pat Beard, 11. Les Hare, 12. Brad Shank, 13. Sam Rial, 14. Dan Zechman, 15. Billy Wampler, 16. Al Cheney, 17. Wes Alleman, 18. Pat McNeal, 19. Taylor Farlling. DNS:  Bernie Beard, Justin Earhart

Street Stock results 1. Jeff Haag, 2. Kevin Sigler, 3. Craig Morgan, 4. Dalton Frye, 5. Chris Heller, 6. Doug Hoffman, 7. Eric Tripp, 8. Kory Sites, 9. Sean Todd, 10. Scott Strickler, 11. Dave Bowermaster, 12. Jasen Geesaman, 13. Sean Dawson, 14. Ed Halter, 15. Mike Buckley, 16. Danny Farlling, 17. Walt Lemmon, Doug Bennett DNS: Chris Derr, Bob Scott Jr., Dustin Hollinger, Steven Dove



ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 5/30/2015 – Anytime Brian Montieth is on track at Lincoln Speedway, there is never a lack of entertainment.

Montieth didn’t disappoint again Saturday night as he came from his 11th starting spot to score the win in the 25-lap 410 Sprint car feature.

But it wasn’t quite as easy as it might read on paper as the four time track champion raced past Gerard McIntyre, Jr. to take the lead on lap 19 but fell back to third a lap later after making contact with the inside guardrail.

But it didn’t faze the Phoenixville driver as he stormed back into the lead two laps later and drove off to pick up his 48th career track win and fourth this season in the Pigeon Hills.

“We had a good start,“ stated the driver of the Jerry Parrish owned No. 21 sprint. “This type of narrow track and anybody knows on a Saturday night like this, anybody can win the thing. If it wasn’t for lapped traffic, I don’t think we would have caught the leaders in that first set.”

Brandon Rahmer led the first five laps before yielding to McIntyre exiting the second turn. While McIntyre set the pace, Rahmer had his hands full with Adam Wilt, Cory Haas and Montieth who was marching his way to the front.

Wilt took over second place after nine laps with Haas and Montieth getting by Rahmer a lap later.

Montieth took third place from Haas on lap 15 as all top four cars ran under a blanket.

Montieth then disposed of Wilt on the 18th lap for second place with a slider in turn three and then made the same move to take the lead from McIntyre a lap later.

The lead was quick-lived as Montieth brushed the wall and immediately fell back to third place with McIntyre reclaiming the top spot.

But Montieth was not to be denied as he regrouped and two laps later retook the lead and raced to his seventh overall win this season.

“I gotta give 110 percent because my boys give 110 percent,” Montieth said of his hard working crew. “The last couple of weeks I’ve had to work seven days a week and have been barely getting here on time so to be able to get in this thing and be comfortable is the key. It’s all done in the garage and I’m just the glorified guy standing here.”

Wilt was able to fight his way around McIntyre with three laps to go to finish in the runner-up spot with 10th starting Danny Dietrich coming on strong to finish in the third spot.

McIntyre faded to fourth at the checkered flag ahead of Haas with Jim Siegel, Tyler Ross, Tim Glatfelter, Austin Hogue and Robbie Kendall completing the top 10 finishers.

Heats for the 28 410’s were won by McIntyre, Glatfelter and Haas, with Billy Dietrich winning the consolation.

Seventh-starting Matt Campbell picked up his fourth career win in the 20-lap 358 Sprint car feature.

Third-starting CJ Tracy set the pace through the first eight laps, before Campbell took the lead following a lap eight restart. Tracy regained the lead on the 13th lap, but, a flat tire on the restart, handed the lead back to Campbell, who ran unchallenged the final laps to pick-up his first win of the 2015 season.

358 Sprint point leader Doug Hammaker came from 11th to finish second, followed by Brie Hershey, 10th starting Jeff Rohrbaugh and Jeff Halligan.

Completing the top 10 were Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. 19th starting Chandler Leiby, Brian Allman, Cody Fletcher and last week’s winner Cole Young.

Heats for the 27 358’s were won by Tracy, Lucas Montgomery and Hershey.

410 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (25 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5-11C-Cory Haas; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 38-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 52-Austin Hogue; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 13. 99M-Kyle Moody; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 15. 44-Chase Dietz; 16. 69H-Shane Hoff; 17. 35-Steve Owings; 18. 8-Bill Dietrich; 19. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 20. 21T-Scott Fisher; 21. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 22. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 23. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 24. 92-Niki Young (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Brandon Rahmer (1-5), Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (6-20), Brian Montieth (21-25)

358 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (20 laps) – 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 6. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 7. 119-Chandler Leiby; 8. 5A-Brian Allman; 9. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 10. 17-Cole Young; 11. 90-Jordan Givler; 12. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 00-Chris Frank; 15. 47-Michael Hamer; 16. 21-CJ Tracy; 17. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 18. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 19. 13-Ryan Higgins; 20. 22-Nathan Prozenica; 21. 21X-Kyle Abrahams (DNF); 22. 18F-Dylan Welsh (DNF); 23. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 24. 51N-Nick Palmerino. No Time.

Lap Leaders – CJ Tracy (1-8); Matt Campbell (9-12); Tracy (13-20)

































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 Central PA Tracks
Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
June 13
1. Brian Montieth 4285
2. Alan Krimes 4055
3. Cory Haas 3925
4. Kyle Moody 3750
5. Austin Hogue 3690
6. F. Rahmer 3650
7. Jim Siegel 3595
8. Danny Dietrich 3545
9. Robbie Kendall 3480
10. Brandon Rahmer 329
358 sprint cars

1. Doug Hammaker 2880
2. Matt Campbell 2805
3. T. Rittenhouse Jr. 2800
4. Brie Hershey 2765
5. Jeff Rohrbaugh 2705
6. Matt Findley 2650
7. Cody Fletcher 2635
8. Cole Young 2610
9. Kyle Denmyer 2500
10. A. Cappetta 2480

  Williams Grove


June 5
1. Greg Hodnett 2500
2. Brian Montieth 2240
3. Danny Dietrich 2040
4. Lucas Wolfe 2035
5. Lance Dewease 1720
6. Cory Haas 1705
7. Brent Marks 1555
8. Aaron Ott 1500
9. S. Buckwalter 1480
10. Austin Hogue 1430

358 sprint cars

May 29

. Kevin Nouse 980
1. Doug Hammaker 980
3. Adrian Shaffer 910
4. Matt Campbell 900
5. Chase Dietz 820
6. Chandler Leiby 770
7. Brie Hershey 720
8. Kody Lehman 710
9. Scott Fisher 690
10. Matt Findley 680


 Super Sportsman

June 13
1. Frankie Herr 2990
2. Scott Dellinger 2900
3. Scott Geesey 2845
4. Jay Fannasy 2650
5. B. Hockenberry 2385
6. Chad Criswell 2270
7. Russ Mitten 2250
8. R. Eichelberger 2225
9. Mike Enders 2185
10. Chad Trout 2125


Port Royal

June 13

1. Lucas Wolfe  2900
2. Mike Wagner  2655
3. Dylan Cisney 2605
4. Ryan Taylor  2585
5. D. Sammons 2505
6. Greg Hodnett  2500
7. Rick Lafferty 2435
8. Doug Esh 2400
9. S. Buckwalter 2375
10. Dave Ely 2240


June 13

1. Mark Smith  2200
2. T.J. Stutts  2100
3. Davie Franek 2040
4. Derek Locke 1730
5. Jason Shultz 1650
6. Ryan Kissinger  1620
7. Cody Keller 1590
8. Eric Tomecek1580
9. Colby Womer 1460
10. R. Stillwaggon 410



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